Newspaper editor freed after being secretly held for three days

first_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders expressed relief today at the release on 19 February of the editor of the independent weekly La Lance, Mohamed Lamine Diallo (also known as Benn Pépito), who was secretly detained for three days in connection with his reporting about an opposition leader wanted by the authorities. “Even when state security is involved, political coverage can never justify secretly detaining a journalist,” the press freedom organization said. Follow the news on Guinea Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says GuineaAfrica News April 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation News February 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor freed after being secretly held for three days News GuineaAfrica Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists April 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed relief today at the release on 19 February of the editor of the independent weekly La Lance, Mohamed Lamine Diallo (also known as Benn Pépito), who was secretly detained for three days in connection with his reporting about an opposition leader wanted by the authorities.”We welcome Benn Pépito’s release but we continue to be concerned about violations of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources in Guinea,” the press freedom organization said. “Even when state security is involved, political coverage can never justify secretly detaining a journalist.”The news agency Agence France-Presse quoted Pépito as saying after his release that all the questions put to him while he was detained concerned opposition politician Antoine Soromou, who has apparently been sought by the authorities since an abortive attack last month on President Lansana Conté’s motorcade.The release of Pépito was reportedly decided at a meeting between the president and Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo. The prime minister immediately afterwards met with the ministers of territorial administration, justice and security.The director of security and the state prosecutor told a delegation of journalists on 19 February that they were “giving” them Pépito and they would have done so long before if “he had agreed to cooperate.”Prior to his release, local press associations had decided to launch a campaign against security minister Moussa Sampil, with all the weekly newspapers this week planning to display a full-page photo of the minister with the legend, “enemy of journalists.” Reporters Without Borders backed the initiative. Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months News Help by sharing this information to go further May 19, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

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first_imgIf I had to sum up Justin King’s main attribute it would be ’enthusiasm’. I much enjoyed interviewing him for this week’s feature, and of course he has many other talents, but enthusiasm is a very infectious quality. And if you all share a leader’s vision you pick up on it and absolutely everything gains momentum. Yes, your vision has to be based on achievable goals, but Justin King’s vision to ’Make Sainsbury’s Great Again’ is going great guns and bakery has played a major part.The effects of the overall vision have been seen in the surge of profits and the share price. But it is also evident when you talk to the staff. Those of you who attended our Baking Industry Summit last year and heard King speak about his family and their bakery background will know what I mean about his enthusiasm. In this week’s issue he also makes some sharp observations. One of them is on bakery training and the lack of trainees coming forward. Bakery may be a time-honoured profession, it may have grown to be the biggest single sector of the food industry in terms of daily production and distribution, but it has been almost completely ignored by government.Justin King’s response to that dilemma: “It’s an industry responsibility first and foremost. I don’t hold truck with people bleating about it, saying something must be done and the government must do it. If we as industry wish to bake bread for our customers, because that is what they want, we have a responsibility to do our bit!”Well, there you have it. Sainsbury’s started its own bakery training apprenticeship scheme and it is doing really well. The company advertised a launch evening where students came along with mums and dads; the directors were there and bakers explaining what a great career bakery is.It’s a great idea and something that Cooplands of Scarborough does. Have you tried it?Elsewhere this week Northern Foods’ sale of its bakery businesses has gone through as predicted. It will be a tense time for the employees but new owners, investment company, Vision, may like to bear in mind Justin King’s own ’vision’ of clarity, price and availability. It’s very competitive out there; we wish them well.last_img read more

Firkins raises funds for youth

first_imgMidlands bakery firm Firkins has adopted youth homelessness charity St Basils as a focus for 2008. St Basils has 23 residential projects in the Birmingham area for 16- to 25-year-olds.St Basils’ fundraising officer Georgia Blackwood said that collection boxes have gone into all of Firkins’ 56 shops, with the aim of raising at least £3,000.St Basils is also working with Firkins on ’St Basils buns’, a new line – probably a cupcake – to be baked by Firkins and sold in their shops as a fundraiser.last_img

Amazing FNQ home with its own waterfall hits the market

first_imgThe home is near Babinda, south of CairnsANY lingering worries from a hard day’s work are forgotten by Rod Overell as he steps into his private waterfall oasis.“I invariably will get out of the car and go and jump into the creek,” Mr Overell, 56, said.“I wash the day off and never really feel like I’m caught in a grind.”For almost two decades the aircraft engineer has been the owner of a hidden Far North gem.In the shadow of Mt Bellenden Ker near Babinda, his 32ha property comprises a charming four-bedroom Queenslander set among tropical rainforest. Central to its magic is a dazzling waterfall, which Far North photographer and author Paul Curtis described as one of the region’s “most beautiful”.“The clarity and freshness of the water is second to none,” he wrote. “The pristine condition of the surrounding forest and streams belie its proximity to a major highway.”Enchanted by its “wow factor”, Mr Overell had his eyes on the property for several years until he finally bought it in 1998.“I saw it was for sale in 1992, but I couldn’t afford it at that time; it came back on the market and I grabbed it,” he said. “It is just a wonderful place – all you hear in the afternoon is the chorus of bird life.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoBuilt in 1948, the Queenslander-style house features mountain views from its front veranda. The home is set against Mt Bellenden KerOver the years Mr Overell said he had taken only 40 people to the waterfall which, despite being hidden away, was only a short walk from his house.“You can wander there, swim for an hour, and then walk home for a cup of tea,” he said. Intent on moving to Brisbane to pursue his martial arts passion, he has now decided to sell the property.“I’ve been a custodian of the property, but it was here a long time before my 18 years,” Mr Overell said.“I want to let it go to someone else who will be able to appreciate it.” The unique property is offered for $2 million and inspections are available by appointment only. Selling agent Cheyenne Morrison of LJ Hooker Cairns South said the property was one of the Far North’s most special. “Wooroonooran Falls has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever had for sale,” Mr Morrison said.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Interested in traveling to Spain? Contact Ms. Groom

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015:Tuesday•Varsity/JV volleyball at WHS, 5 p.m.•Varsity tennis at Conway Springs, 3 p.m.•JV Tennis at Winfield, 3 p.m.Wednesday•KU Honors banquet.Thursday•C Team volleyball at El Dorado, 3 p.m.•JV tennis at WHS, 3p.m.•Cross Country at Chaparral, 4 p.m.Friday•Football at Wellington vs. Circle, 7 p.m.Saturday•Tennis at Kingman, 9 a.m.•Volleyball at Chaparral, 9 a.m.•C-team volleyball at Garden Plain, 9 a.m.Today’s Lunch– Chicken Drummies, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Tossed Salad with Romaine, Applesauce, Hot Roll with Jelly and Milk.Wednesday’s Lunch – Soft Chicken Taco, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Shredded Romaine, Peaches and MilkToday’s News•Tennis will be dismissed at 1:50 today. They will be marked Activity.•This week at WHS will be seatbelt week. Park your car and take a selfie of you wearing your seatbelt to be entered to win a prize.  #WHSseatbeltselfie•Attention Stuco members- There will be a meeting tomorrow morning at 7:15 in the auditorium. Please bring something to write with.•September 14 through November 11 all student-athletes 7th through 12th grades, will be given the opportunity to attend Core-Strengthening Yoga on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6:40-7:15 at the middle school gym.•Classic Movie Club with be watching the movie “The Sixth Sense” in Room 205 today at 3:30. Bring a Friend!• If you are interested in joining Crusader Creators (art club), please sign up with Mrs. Groom by tomorrow.•Students interested in traveling to Spain with Mrs. Groom in June of 2017 need to pickup information in the 3D art room within the next few days.•There will be a Hunter Safety Course on September 26th and 27th at WHS. You can register online at www.usd353.com. Just click on the Hunter Safety course on the 2nd page.•Casino Receipts are due TODAY. You can drop them off in the office.•WHS Work Ethic Program will meet on Wednesday October 7th from 11:30-12:30 in room 411. Bring a lunch!•There will be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and a Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Saturday October 3rd in Udall.  Stop by the office for more information.•Football players- you can turn in your $2 in the office for the football signs.• Seniors: If you are thinking about making Emporia State University your college of choice, be sure to go to their website to view scholarship and admissions information. The website is www.emporia.edu/admissions/scholarships.The college will be hosting four Black and Gold Visit Days Oct. 9 and 24th and No. 6th and 20th. These visits include admissions and scholarship information, and residence hall and campus tours.•Sophomores and Juniors, Are you interested in taking the PSAT? The cost is only $14 and the test date is Wednesday, October 14th at 8:00 a.m. If you are interested, please come see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselors office before September 21st.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, Sept 22- Pittsburg StateWednesday, Sept 23- Cowley County CCThursday, Sept. 24- SouthwesternWednesday, Sept 30- Fort HaysFriday, Oct 2- Kansas State UniversityMonday, Oct 5- Wichita State UniversityThursday, Oct 15- Baker UniversityFriday, Oct 16- University of KansasThursday, October 22, Friends UniversityMonday, Nov. 2- Hutchinson CC.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

President Trump suggests Delaying the Election until people can Safely Vote

first_imgBut the President has no authority to reschedule the general election per Federal law set in 8145 which stipulates that it always be held on the first Tuesday of the month of November. To move the election, Congress would have to pass new legislation to change the voting schedule, something experts say is extremely unlikely but not impossible given the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time ever, a sitting president, Donald Trump, has suggested delaying the presidential election set for November 3rd.President Trump on Twitter this morning raising the idea of delaying November’s election, writing that mail in voting would lead to what he believes will be quote “the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.” The president asking quote: “Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JUNE 30, 2016

first_imgFINISH LINES: Rebel Stakes winner Cupid worked four furlongs for Bob Baffert Thursday in 48.40, while Sorrento winner Pretty N Cool went the same distance for Baffert with Mike Smith up in 48 flat. Baffert trainee American Cleopatra, a full sister to American Pharoah, went four furlongs in 48.60 in company with an unnamed stablemate whose dam is Fortunate Queen, also timed in 48.60 . . . Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge tournament winner Hesham Ragab and horse players Carlon Rogers and Rajiv Rishi will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, respectively, 12:20 p.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Tomorrow, July 1 through Sunday, July 3, the largest Asian-themed night market in the United States takes place at Santa Anita in the form of 626 Night Market. The growing entertainment tradition features merchandise vendors, games, food, music, and more. For more information, visit santaanita.com/events or www.626nightmarket.com. Fernando Perez861110813%34%$421,488 IMPROVING BEACHMARCHAIS STEPS UP IN AFFIRMEDBeachmarchais steps up from a smashing 5 ½-length victory against $75,000 maiden claiming horses to Saturday’s Affirmed Stakes, but Simon Callaghan feels the Florida-bred son of Big Drama deserves the chance.“He’s simply getting better,” the trainer said. “Stretching out in distance for the first time last out (at a mile) he showed there’s more improvement to come. He needs to step up his game but I think he’s heading in the right direction.” SUNDAY RULES SEEKS TO STAY PERFECT AT SANTA ANITALeading trainer Phil D’Amato hopes to have a bang-up Fourth of July Monday with Sunday Rules when the five-year-old mare runs in the $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap, one in the popular Golden State Series, this for fillies and mares, three and up, at six furlongs.Sunday Rules, a daughter of the late Tribal Rule owned and bred by Nick Alexander, won three straight including the California Cup Sprint on Jan. 30 before fading to ninth after setting the pace in the Grade I Madison at Keeneland last out on April 9.“She’s been training well; her last couple breezes were dynamite,” said D’Amato, who also could enter Sidepocket Sue in the Spring Fever. “We’re looking forward to running Sunday Rules back at Santa Anita (where she is unbeaten in five starts).”D’Amato is well on his way to his second straight Santa Anita training title and overall his second ever, with a 22-13 lead over runner-up Jerry Hollendorfer and only eight racing days remaining in the Spring Meet.“We’re running our horses through their conditions and they’re all firing,” he said. “We’re doing well.” The contest cards will be used to draw the winners, who will be announced throughout the day from the Winner’s Circle.One lucky fan will become the final contestant entered into the drawing for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC presented by Rusnak/Arcadia. All 10 qualifiers will be on-track and will be assigned to a specific horse in a designated race on Monday. The contestants will watch their race from the Winner’s Circle and the winning horse will determine the winner of the Mercedes-Benz GLC.Betting vouchers worth $500 will be given away, as will four 2016 Autumn Meet “VIP Day at the Races” packages.Two Breeders’ Cup Reserved Seating Packages, including a Four-Pack for Friday, Nov. 4, and a Four-Pack for Breeders’ Cup Classic Day, Saturday, Nov. 5, will be given away.VISIT http://www.santaanita.com/events-and-tickets/ FOR CONTEST RULES PLUS ALL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING GIVEAWAYS AND VIP PACKAGES. BAFFERT SWEET ON ‘CANDY’ IN AFFIRMEDDanzing Candy makes his first start for Bob Baffert in Saturday’s Grade III Affirmed Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, and the Hall of Fame trainer is anxious to see what he’s got.“It will be interesting,” Baffert said between workers Thursday morning. “His last two races were sort of disasters. We taught him how to harness some of that speed. He’s got a good post and we should have options from there (No. five in a field of five).”Danzing Candy won the Grade II San Felipe Stakes last March when trained by Cliff Sise Jr. prior to finishing fourth by 13 ¼ lengths in the sloppy Santa Anita Derby and 15th by 20 lengths in the Kentucky Derby after leading both races.The Affirmed marks the first race under Baffert’s supervision.“I’m looking forward to seeing if what we’ve done has made a difference and to see what we have,” Baffert said.The field for the Affirmed, named for the 1978 Triple Crown winner: Curlin Rules, Victor Espinoza, 5-1; Dalmore, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Beaumarchais, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Prince of Arabia, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; and Danzing Candy, Rafael Bejarano, 2-5. (Current Through Sunday, June 26) Mark Glatt6411131017%53%$406,666 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Joseph Talamo12023171719%48%$1,378,763 LIVING THE LIFE LOOKS FOR PASSING GRADE SUNDAYLiving the Life, a versatile Irish-bred mare trained by Gary Mandella, moves from a Grade III victory on Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta surface back to dirt Sunday when she runs in the $75,000 Southern Truce Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.The six-year-old bay daughter of Footstepsinthesand has run in eight straight graded stakes prior to Sunday’s Southern Truce.“It would be nice to get a win with her on dirt,” Mandella said, “but her races sprinting on it were really good against a little tougher competition than what she’ll see on Sunday.“Obviously, you always have more confidence with her on synthetic, but she traded punches with some very nice fillies like (Grade I winners) Tara’s Tango and Taris on dirt and I’m happy to be away from them.” Tyler Baze17028332716%52%$1,401,534 Flavien Prat12433191727%56%$1,649,387 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Philip D’Amato862217726%53%$1,475,698 Rafael Bejarano15839302825%61%$2,178,245 Bob Baffert46119624%57%$684,203 Edwin Maldonado13122211317%43%$893,666 FANS CAN WIN MERCEDES-BENZ AND MORE ON DOLLAR DAY, JULY 4Monday, July 4, is Fan Appreciation Day at Santa Anita. Fans can enter to win a chance at a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC, presented by Rusnak/Arcadia, reserved seating for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Nov. 4 and 5, VIP packages good for the track’s Autumn Meet which begins Sept. 30, and $500 betting vouchers.Veterans and active duty military will receive free General Admission Monday at Santa Anita as well. Monday also is also Dollar Day, with one dollar beers, sodas and hot dogs available throughout the day.Following are details on Santa Anita’s Fan Appreciation Day offerings: Each fan (with paid admission) will receive a contest entry card as they enter Santa Anita. The card, once completed, can be placed in a number of designated contest locations or bins throughout the facility. All entries must be submitted by 3 p.m. Martin Garcia771261316%40%$646,734 DANZING CANDY DEBUTS FOR BAFFERT IN AFFIRMEDD’AMATO EYES BANGUP FOURTH WITH SUNDAY RULESVERSATILE LIVING THE LIFE RETURNS TO MAIN TRACKFAN APPRECIATION DAY, DOLLAR DAY MONDAY, JULY 4 Mike Puype48104521%40%$312,130 Jerry Hollendorfer681371319%49%$925,543 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Smith37117130%51%$846,437 Santiago Gonzalez15617222511%41%$909,200 Peter Miller541012719%54%$463,660last_img read more