Two journalists freed after being held for a day

first_img Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica Reports News RSF_en 02.5.2003Freelance journalist Ish Mafundikwa and deputy news editor Pedzisai Ruhanya of the Daily News, were released on 4th february without charges. Reporters Without Borders welcomed the move in a country where a dozen journalists have been arrested since the beginning of the year. Journalists with the Daily News, Zimbabwe’s only opposition newspaper, are regularly picked up.————————————-02.3.2003Police arrest two journalists and limit access to trial of opposition leader Morgan TvangiraiReporters Without Borders called on the government today to allow free media coverage of the trial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and stressed that justice should be done in public in the presence of independent observers and media, whatever their editorial stand.”It is unacceptable that the police should deprive the public of their right to be properly informed,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard.He also called on police to free two journalists arrested at the courthouse and, in line with the request of the High Court’s president, to allow journalists into the court without restriction. ZimbabweAfrica to go further Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail February 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists freed after being held for a day News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa The trial of Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and two of his deputies, opened today before the High Court in Harare. They were charged with treason and could be sentenced to death. The courtroom was barred to most journalists before the hearing began and two of them – freelance Ish Mafundikwa and Pedzisai Ruhanya of the Daily News – were arrested after protesting against the restrictions.Other journalists, along with diplomats, opposition supporters and independent observers, were also barred by police, who said there was no room inside, though lawyers said there were several empty benches. Later in the day, Justice Paddington Garwe, president of the court, asked police to allow anyone into the court who wanted to attend the trial. Follow the news on Zimbabwe Organisation September 1, 2020 Find out more November 12, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alertslast_img read more

Joy Mangano: Long Island’s Mother of Invention

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York “When you are passionate and love what you do you keep doing more and more of it, so I just don’t stop,” says Joy Mangano speaking enthusiastically to the Press from her sprawling home in St. James.Clearly, for the inventor, designer and home shopping queen, that could not be more true. For nearly 30 years, Mangano has been living her dream by simplifying everyday challenges with smart, innovative products that make a difference to millions of people. Her breakout product was the Miracle Mop®, the first-ever self-wringing cotton mop that enabled one to wash and bleach the mop head for reuse, followed shortly by her velvety non-slip Huggable Hangers, selling more than a record-breaking billion units. The obstacles she overcame as a single mother raising three children early in her career proved so inspirational that in 2015, a Hollywood movie called Joy, based on her real-life story and starring Jennifer Lawrence, was made.Now a grandmother, she is continuously reinventing herself. During our interview, the mother of invention talked about many of her other products — My Little Steamer®; Forever Fragrant®, and Memory Cloud Pillow®, to name a few — her next product launch, and her new book, Inventing Joy, that gives readers a blueprint for success.Jennifer Lawrence, Joy Mangano and Bradley Cooper at the opening of the 2015 movie about her life.Long Island Press: How do you define success?Joy Mangano: My definition of success has nothing to do with the money. It has to do with achieving what you love to do and to set out to do a goal and complete that. I have reached success on different levels and at different times. If you keep on putting one foot in front of the other, you will have success.LIP: You overcame incredible odds to get where you are and you are a role model. What can you share?JM: The difference between myself and someone else, who may not have achieved what they wanted to, is to have the courage to keep going forward. You have to have that ability to believe in yourself. My path changed all the time drastically. Even though you have this one goal, I ended up on TV with a product, which was never my goal. I wanted to be in Kmarts across the country. I followed wherever that path went and just kept on going.LIP: Was that drive instilled in you as a child?JM: It was not. It was something that I had to bring out. To this day I keep on having to bring it out. I have a famous saying in the principles in my book, “A no is not a no.” I still hear “No” every day even as a successful businesswoman. A no to me is a starting point. It is a place to step back and say, “OK, what do I have to do to turn that around to a yes? Is there something about the product or something I need to adjust?”LIP: Tell us a little bit about the early years of building your empire.JM: When I needed people to work I went to the local church. They would ride their bicycles and today they drive beautiful cars to work. I still have the manufacturing facility and offices here so everyone who worked for me can always work for me. I have had people with me for 25 years, and some of those are family. And let me tell you, when you have success, you have to look around you, because the people around you help to make that success.Joy Mangano with the product that launched her career, The Miracle MopLIP: You could live anywhere in the world. What made you stay on Long Island?JM: I was born in Brooklyn and I grew up in the Huntington area and raised my children out here in Smithtown. My business was built on Long Island. It is home. There were many times when it was fortuitous for me to move the business between QVC or HSN in Florida but it was always part of my deal with anybody that my business remain [on Long Island] because I will never forget where I started.LIP: Did you think the movie Joy, inspired by your life, was an accurate depiction?JM: Yes, absolutely. When David O. Russell finished filming he had a five-and-a-half hour movie because my life is such a roller coaster. It was very real, but just a part of the story. It was Hollywood. Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro were amazing. Jennifer was brilliant. She deserved the Golden Globe Award for best actress. I’ll never forget sitting at Twentieth Century Fox studios when I saw the movie for the first time, and all the executives were around me wanting to see my reaction. It was so surreal.LIP: Did you know the film’s director before? And, was it your idea to bring the movie to Twentieth Century Fox?JM: The answers to both are no and no. I am an inventor and a product person. Years  ago, I was a judge on a TV show very different from what Barry Diller started on USA Network. The producer of that show said, “One day I am going to make a movie about your life. It is so fascinating.” I got a call a few years later and he said, “Joy, I am in here with all these Hollywood producers. We are going to make a movie about your life.” Shortly after, the phone rings and it is David O. Russell. Hundreds of hours later, the movie is made. It was amazing. Interestingly enough, a very prominent producer in the theatrical world, Ken Davenport, is now making a musical, Joy, based on my life. I cannot wait to see it.LIP: What a year it has been with the #MeToo movement, with some even calling 2018 the Year of the Woman. As a powerful female, are you partial to women in industry?JM: In all honesty, I am partial to people. I love people. I love my customer. I dream about my customer when I am designing something. Twenty-five years ago, I was the only woman in so many meetings. It is always a hard road for various people for various reasons. Globally, I say you need to earn your seat at the table.Joy with her three children: (l to r.) Jacqueline, Christie and Robert Miranne.LIP: When you were raising three small children alone, how did you find your courage?JM: It was a very long road with lots of challenges but if I ever stopped you wouldn’t be sitting here talking to me today. It was during the late ’80s, early ’90s. My family was Italian. My grandmother and great grandmother came from Italy and I was raised to grow up, get married, have children, and cook and cook and cook. When I told them I was getting a divorce it was like the end of the world happened. Talk about having to have courage. I was starting a business and I was finally going to do what I have always wanted to do.LIP: It must be an incredible feeling knowing that you were there when home shopping was just starting to capture an audience. Would you say you changed the game?JM: Yes. I changed the game and I am still changing the game. I think we have made so many changes in that industry. Nothing else existed at the time. It was the early ’90s. Home shopping and buying something from the TV was very unique.LIP: Your TuffTechTM Luggage Collection sold out of nearly 30,000 sets in less than an eight-hour period when it made its debut on HSN in 2016. Tell us about that.JM: People probably don’t know I have been designing luggage for well over 10 years. That little old saying, ‘When everything gets complicated you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.’ Well, I did. I reinvented the wheel. Ninety-seven percent of luggage damage is from wheels that break. I created a wheel with SpinBallTM technology. This luggage gives you 20 percent more packing space. It is unbelievable, and the material is TuffTech TM. It is the same material they use in bulletproof vests so it doesn’t tear or rip easily. I am so proud of the luggage, as proud as I am of the Miracle Mop®.LIP: Are there any new products we should be on the lookout for?JM: I can’t say yet but it is very big. You will be able to throw out 15 things with this one thing. How does that sound? It will be out at the end of the year and let’s just say it is [based on] almost 10 years of science.LIP: Can you tell us some things that your fans may not know about you?JM: A lot of people don’t know that I introduced with Chef Ming Tsai the first ceramic nonstick technology. It changed the cooking industry, now it is everywhere. When I discover something and discover innovation I go after it. It doesn’t matter what industry. For me, it is for the consumer to have a better product, a healthier product, a safer product.LIP: So many people face hardships that can get in the way of their dreams. What would you tell them?JM: It is easy to say, ‘I can’t do it!’ Who doesn’t wake up on occasion and say, ‘How am I going to get through this?’ That has happened to me many times. You have to look within and then use the people around you. If you have positive people, go to the person who is going to say, ‘You know you can do this!’last_img read more

Second win for Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League

first_imgThe Elvis Welding Services Road Stars have secured another win in the Roseau Valley Basketball League in a match against the Cochrane Middleham Ballers at the weekend.In the first match played on Sunday, Julian Isles, Javis Joseph, Patrick Lafonce and Fitzgerald Daniel scored a total of 91 points for Road Stars while the other team scored 69 points. The scorers for Road Stars are as follows; Julian Isles; 21 PTS, 8 REB, 2 BLKS; Javid Joseph; 18 PTS, 4 REB, 2 ASTS; Patrick Lafonce- 14 PTS, 5 REB and Fitzgerald Daniel 13 PTS, 6 ASTSFor Middleham Ballers the scorers were Kesley Guye 35 PTS, 4 REB; Kevin Richards 12 PTS, 2 REB and Kelon Richards 8 PTS and 4 REB.In the second match there was a tie of 74 points between the Fond Canie Upsetters and Upper Village Hoosiers after the normal regulation time however, the Upsetters were triumphant after over time.For Upsetters; Darius Nichols scored 35 PTS, 5 REB; Lester langlais 26 PTS, 8 ASTS; Hamid LeBlanc 8 PTS, 1 ASTS and Gifford Walsh JR 7 PTS, 2 ASTS and 2 REB making a total of 86 points.For Hoosiers; Royce Caeser scored 28 PTS, 5 REB, 5 ASTS; Joseph “Boone” Jno Baptiste 26 PTS, 7 EB, 7 ASTS and Edgar George 15 PTS, 4 REB and 3 ASTS.In this evening’s game Lily Valley Sharks will battle against the Morne Prosper Long Horns from 7pm.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 36 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share NewsSports Second win for Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League by: – March 6, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img June 14, 2020 Update on the latest sports The union’s action might lead to a season of about 50 games rather than the 82 initially proposed by MLB. The Major League Baseball Players Association could respond by filing a grievance that would be heard by arbitrator Mark Irvings, arguing players are owed hundreds of millions of dollars in damages due to a shorter season.MLB responded with a statement accusing the union of not negotiating in good faith and cited the March agreement that called for prorated salaries but did not obligate teams to play in empty ballparks. Clubs could file a grievance claiming the union did not meet its “good faith” obligation.Overall, this could spark lengthy litigation and could even prompt some star players to sit out.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— College officials haven’t come up with a consensus opinion on whether to announce how many of their athletes test positive for the coronavirus. Nearly half of the 66 Football Bowl Subdivision members that responded to an Associated Press inquiry said they were still deciding whether to announce the number of athletes with positive tests. Just over half of the schools will not release any numbers to the general public. Schools are trying to balance the public’s right to know during a pandemic against student privacy rights. Briscoe finds a way, wins Xfinity race at HomesteadHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Chase Briscoe lost much of his team and got a win for them. Briscoe survived two late cautions and a frantic overtime finish to prevail in the Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.The result added to a nightmarish weekend for Noah Gragson, who saw a huge lead slip away in the final laps for the second consecutive day. Gragson led late in Saturday’s race, also at Miami, before a caution tightened the field and gave Harrison Burton the chance to grab the win on the final lap.On Sunday, Briscoe was without crew chief Richard Boswell, car chief Nick Hutchins and engineer DJ Vanderley, all of whom began serving four-race suspensions for a safety violation that happened Saturday. So Briscoe — a big Tony Stewart fan growing up — got Stewart-Haas Racing competition director Greg Zipadelli to fill in as his crew chief and prevailed.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-IOWA-KOERNER HURT UNDATED (AP) — The predominantly white sport of hockey has a checkered history of racism and a culture of not speaking out. The death of George Floyd in Minnesota has changed that.A number of white NHL players have decided to join their black counterparts in discussing the issue. More than 100 players have posted statements on social media.Kim Davis is the NHL’s executive vice president of social impact and the highest-ranked African American in the league. She says she thinks many players are realizing the truth about what she calls “the racial pandemic.” Floyd’s death in police custody has touched off an extraordinary reckoning of race and race relations, and sports have been part of it, from European soccer to the NFL. It has also made ripples in NASCAR, which like the NHL has predominately white athletes and, by most accounts, a largely white fan base.NASCAR-HOMESTEAD-XFINITY Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-COLONIALBerger takes ColonialFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour completed a safe and successful return to competition, and so did Daniel Berger. He made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole and then won the Charles Schwab Challenge by saving par behind the 17th hole in a playoff. Collin Morikawa, who missed a 6-foot putt in regulation for the win, missed a 3-foot par putt in the playoff.Berger closed with a 4-under 66, his 28th consecutive round at par or better dating to Oct. 11 at the Houston Open.Even over the final hour, a half-dozen players were still in the mix. All that was missing was the sound and energy of a gallery, with the PGA Tour not allowing spectators for the opening five events in its return.Commissioner Jay Monahan called it a phenomenal return because all 487 coronavirus tests at Colonial came back negative.NASCAR-HOMESTEAD-SCENEcenter_img VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBaseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order returnUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball appears headed to its shortest season since the 1870s.Baseball players have told the commissioner’s office that any more talks on starting the season would be pointless, and that owners should order a return to work.Union head Tony Clark said in a statement Saturday that “It’s time to get back to work. Tell us when and where.” Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner hurt in jet ski accidentIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner (KOHR’-ner) has been injured in a jet ski collision on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.According to a police report, Koerner and his passenger, Cole Coffin, were hurt on Friday when their watercraft crashed into the side of a boat. Coffin was taken to a hospital by aircraft. There was no immediate word on his injuries or condition. Koerner was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Associated Press Kamara lauds Wallace’s courage after NASCAR’s trying weekHOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A bit of normalcy returned to sports as a small number of fans were welcomed to Homestead-Miami Speedway. About 1,000 people, mostly military members and their families, attended Sunday’s NASCAR race.It was the first time NASCAR raced in front of fans since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports worldwide.Bubba Wallace wore a mask in the colors of the American flag as he stood for the national anthem. Wallace is the only full-time black driver in the Cup Series and had input in NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag from its events.New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was there to support Wallace. — Louisiana Tech officials say a football player has tested positive for COVID-19 and that he and some of his teammates have been instructed to self-quarantine for two weeks. School officials say contact tracing helped officials identify additional football players who could have been exposed. Louisiana Tech has not released the names of the players being required to quarantine and has not specified how many players were identified for possible exposure. The Bulldogs reported to campus in Ruston, Louisiana, on June 1 for physicals and medical testing. They began on-field conditioning during the past week and are scheduled to begin weight training this week.— An Arizona Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area. The teams say the staffer is asymptomatic and feeling well. The team says all other staff members or players involved in phase 2 of the NHL’s testing protocol have tested negative as teams prepare to start voluntary small-group workouts on Monday. NHL mandatory training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement to returning to play later this summer.— The Spanish league says it will file criminal charges against a fan who ran onto the field during Barcelona’s match at Mallorca. Saturday’s match was played without fans but the youngster wearing an Argentina soccer jersey made it past security and took a photo of himself in front of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba. The league said the fan, who was not wearing a mask or gloves when he entered the field early in the second half, disobeyed orders from security personnel and broke health safety laws in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.AMERICA PROTESTS-NHLWhite NHL players find their voice on racismlast_img read more

Tote offers Swedish racing with ATG deal

first_img Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races June 15, 2020 In a deal that will offer UK customers new opportunities to bet on Swedish racing, The Tote has secured a new partnership with the Swedish Horse Racing Totalisator Board (ATG).Available bets for all Tote customers on Swedish thoroughbred and trotting racing include ‘Win, Place and Trifecta’, as well as ‘Exacta’ on thoroughbred racing only, with work underway to integrate the Tote with the popular Swedish multi-leg V-bets.Alex Frost, Chief Executive of the UK Tote Group, said: “In these unprecedented times we are all working together across horseracing to do what we can to support the sport and its participants.“Horseracing is truly global and at the UK Tote we want to play our part in showcasing the sport to as broad an audience as possible. We want to help increase interest in racing and via innovation and collaboration ensure pool betting can help drive revenue back to the sport.“Our new partnership with ATG is a valuable example of this with racing fans now able to enjoy watching and betting on Swedish racing for the first time with the Tote. I would like to thank Hasse and his team at ATG for their innovative approach to our discussions which has enabled this agreement to be formalised very rapidly. We look forward to continuing to work together as we integrate the Tote with the popular Swedish multi-leg V-bets.“In addition to our work with ATG, we are in discussions with a number of other international partners which we look forward to providing an update on in the coming weeks.”Racing from Sweden will be streamed live on a watch and bet basis on, and will be made available to all Tote customers.Hasse Lord Skarploth, Chief Executive of ATG, added: “We are all affected by the situation the world is in right now, both in our private and professional lives. Under these circumstances it is good that in the short term we have been able to work with the UK Tote to offer betting on Swedish racing for their customers for the first time, thereby generating revenue to the sport. We intend to continue to exchange ideas and develop the partnership between the UK Tote and ATG to help benefit racing in both our countries.” John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Tote Ten to Follow returns as UK racing resumes June 1, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Submitlast_img read more