The German President honours Reporters Without Borders Germany on its 20th anniversary

first_img Follow the news on Germany September 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The German President honours Reporters Without Borders Germany on its 20th anniversary Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom GermanyEurope – Central Asia Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go furthercenter_img News GermanyEurope – Central Asia News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News June 2, 2021 Find out more German President, Joachim Gauck, honours the work of Reporters Without Borders Germany. In a greeting sent due to the 20th anniversary of the founding of Reporters Without Borders Germany, the President writes:“People who are threatened and persecuted in their countries due to their investigative research can rely on the support of Reporters Without Borders while in exile. The organisation not only provides people with a refuge; it also secures them with a new perspective in their life and work. Thanks to Reporters Without Borders, journalists in prison have a voice. The organisation tirelessly fights for their freedom, and often for many years.”Reporters Without Borders Germany is commemorating the organisation’s first 20 years with an event on 25 September 2014 in the Berlin “Academy of Arts”. The death of Egon Scotland, a journalist working for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, during the Yugoslav civil war in 1991 raised public awareness of the dangers faced by war correspondents. The shock resulting from this situation, combined with the desire of Reporters sans Frontières in Paris to internationalise the organisation, subsequently led to the foundation of the German section in 1994.Astrid Frohloff, spokesperson for the executive board of Reporters Without Borders Germany stated that “the recent gruesome killings of journalists in Syria at the hands of the terrorist group IS clearly demonstrate the dangers faced by journalists in regions of conflict.” She continued: “Yet journalists are also threatened and persecuted by dictatorships such as China and authoritarian regimes such as Azerbaijan. This is why our work is as important today as it was 20 years ago. This is equally true with regard to the suppression of the freedom of the press and freedom of expression by international intelligence services and their massive and ungrounded surveillance of journalists.”Reporters Without Borders supports persecuted journalists throughout the world. One such journalist is Sihem Bensedrine, a human rights activist from Tunisia. She has been targeted and arrested merely for publishing critical articles. Reporters Without Borders has supported her on various occasions, including during periods when she has been forced into temporary exile. Sihem Bensedrine stated that, “Reporters Without Borders acts as a voice for everyone who has been silenced and provides a strong anchor against injustice and will continue to do so”. Reporters Without Borders Germany has invited long-term associates, supporters and representatives from media, politics and civil society, as well as other guests to the anniversary event in Berlin. Thomas Roth, a presenter of one of Germany’s main daily news magazines Tagesthemen, will hold the commemorative speech. Emin Milli, a journalist from Azerbaijan who had to flee his country and Meera Jamal from Pakistan will report on the media situation in their countries and their work with Reporters Without Borders Germany. News March 30, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Aqueous, Ghost Light, Magic Beans Highlight Beanstalk Music Festival [Audio/Video/Photo]

first_imgLoad remaining images Colorado’s own Magic Beans hosted their sixth-annual Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival at Bond, Colorado’s Rancho Del Rio last weekend. The three-day event has surely solidified itself as one of Colorado’s premier music and camping festivals, with tubing and other water-related activities on the beautiful Colorado River easily accessible throughout the weekend. This year’s Beanstalk offered a stacked lineup of nationally renowned and regional acts, as well as a super-jam comprised of some of the jam scene’s veteran all-stars.Beanstalk switched things up this year with its scheduling, hosting music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, giving room for fans to enjoy a full weekend of music while still making it home on Sunday to prepare for their upcoming work weeks. The new change of schedule proved to be extremely well received, with the festival nearing full-capacity at Eagle County, Colorado’s intimate summer extravaganza. Festivalgoers excitement and energy seemed to rise as the weekend went on, thanks to the accessibility and convenience of jumping in the river to refresh and reset.Minnesota’s Kind Country got the weekend started off proper, with a high-energy bluegrass set to get things going Thursday afternoon. Lespecial’s “Lespecial Does Primus” set was next, with the East Coast powerhouse incorporating a stunning tribute to Les Claypool and Primus, in its purest form. Luke Bemand and Rory Dolan’s rhythm section is a force to be reckoned with, and the weekend was off to a roaring start.Lespecial – “My Name Is Mud”[Vidoe: randy dix]Lespecial – Full Set Audio<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>[Audio: @SpaceTapes]Cycles, the Colorado trio on the rise, and friends and frequent collaborators of the Magic Beans showed up strong, as guitarist Patrick Harvey displayed his wizardry and expertise with his pedals and looping devices. Following their Colorado debut in January, Octave Cat returned and took the Beanstalk main stage, featuring Jesse Miller of Lotus, Eli Winderman of Dopapod, and Charlie Paterno. Despite minor technical difficulties with Miller’s synth, the trio muscled through and delivered an exploratory set highlighted by Winderman’s rippin’ solos on the keyboards.Cycles – Full Set Audio<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>[Audio: @SpaceTapes]Per tradition, Magic Beans played the headlining late-night set on the main stage every night. Thursday night, Magic Beans laid down a massive “Mr. Scientist” sandwich, with fan-favorites “Pizza Baby”, “Night Games”, and “Dr. Bubbleman” serving as the meat. Kind Country’s Chris Forsberg sat-in on fiddle, helping the boys take “Give Me Something Real” for an extended voyage. The Magic Beans also premiered two debuts, an original, “Feed The Beast”, and a cover of Anderson .Paak‘s “Celebrate”. The Beans were firing on all cylinders and the weekend was off to a fantastic start.Setlist: Magic Beans | Beanstalk Music Festival | Bond, CO | 6/28/18Set: Mr. Scientist -> Give Me Something Real^, Pizza Baby> Night Games> Dr. Bubbleman> Mr. Scientist, Celebrate*, Feed The Beast^^Encore: GetawayNotes: ^ w/ Chris Forsberg (Kind Country) on fiddle | * Anderson Paak cover (debut) | ^^ Magic Beans debutThe Jauntee helped kick-off the festivities Friday, followed by Lespecial’s second set off the weekend. Lespecial’s original set on Friday was an overall fan-favorite of the weekend, as the trio displayed their ability to take things far away from the land of Primus and threw down a set with heavy hints of drum and bass and electronic. Denver’s Eminence Ensemble was up to bat next, fresh off a successful nationwide tour in support of Matisyahu.The Jauntee – Full Set Audio[Audio: @SpaceTapes]The remainder of Friday night was any live music lover’s dream, with Cory Wong of Vulfpeck, followed by Ghost Light, then Aqueous. Clad in matching black basketball uniform’s, Cory Wong and his three bandmates put on an extremely interactive show, highlighted by Cory’s silly and nerdy banter relating to music theory and everything in between. The Minneapolis native is an absolute genius on guitar, and seeing him take the reigns and lead his own band through a set was very unique from his frequent Vulfpeck collaborations.Ghost Light was stunning, with the band of musicians clearly extremely comfortable playing together over the past year. Following years of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s success and rise to the top, it is hard to ignore Hamilton’s Jerry-like tones and scales in anything he plays. Add Holly Bowling’s immaculate piano work in the mix, and you have a group that should undoubtedly have bright success in the future.Aqueous was the final act of Friday night before the Magic Beans, covering Elton John’s 1973 classic, “Bennie And The Jets”. The cover was an absolute hit amongst the crowd, as the quartet displayed their ability to quickly transition from smooth harmonies to soaring jams, highlighted by Mike Gantzer’s virtuoso guitar work.Magic Beans offered up another monster show for night two, inviting Mike Ganzter back up to help out on Magic Beans original, “Hanky Panky”. As Mike Ganzter walked offstage, TAUK’s Matt Jalbert was invited up, and assisted on a cover of Dr. John’s “Quitter’s Never Win”. Following Thursday night’s pattern, Magic Beans offered up another two debuts, with Cher’s “Believe” and a Magic Beans original, “Elusive”.Magic Beans with Mike Gantzer – “Hanky Panky”[Video: Doctor Remidis Necessities]<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Setlist: Magic Beans | Beanstalk Music Festival | Bond, CO | 6/29/18Set: Mission> What In The World> Five Points*> Frontier, Hanky Panky^, Quitters Never Win^^, Do Your Thing, Lost & Found> Believe**> Lost & FoundEncore: Elusive^*Notes: * w/ Duffzone | ^ w/ Mike Ganzter (Aqueous) | ^^ w/ Matt Jalbert (TAUK) | ** Cher cover (debut) | ^* Magic Beans debutSaturday still had lots of music in store, with locals Amoramora and Part and Parcel getting the final day off to a start. Cycles delivered a rockin’ second set of the weekend, which led into Chicago natives Mungion. Up next was Wisconsin bluegrass heroes, Horseshoes and Handgrenades,  who mesmerized the crowd with their traditional bluegrass style huddle around a single microphone. A cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple” invited the crowd to sing-along, as neighbors hugged and rejoiced in the weekend’s unbeatable lineup of music.The Beanstalk All-Star Jam was the final act of the weekend before the Magic Beans festival-closing set. Featuring Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, Dave Watts of The Motet, Matt Jalbert of TAUK, Kim Dawson of Pimps of Joytime and more, The Beanstalk All-Star Jam was a massive hit, allowing some of the scenes favorite musicians to get loose together and offer up an assortment of classic covers and improvised jamming.Magic Beans brought the final night of Beanstalk to a close, highlighted by deep exploratory work and more debuts. A cover of Levon Helm’s “Hurricane” was debuted, as well as a Bean’s original “Contraband”. Drummer Cody Wales led the quartet through an interactive cover of Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me”, before closing out the set with the Magic Beans old-school original, “Jamboree”.Setlist: Magic Beans | Beanstalk Music Festival | Bond, CO | 6/30/18Set: Jam> Here On Out, The Sound*> Drums^, Inventor^^, Hurricane**, Contraband^*Encore: Lean On Me^*^> JamboreeNotes: * w/ Dave Watts on percussion | ^ w/ Dave Watts, Nick Werth, and Chris Sheldon on percussion | ^^ w/ Dave Dernovsek from Yak Attack on synth | ** Levon Helm cover (debut) | ^* Magic Beans Debut | ^*^ Bill Withers cover (debut)With standout musical offerings, a plethora of other activities to keep you busy during the day, and an absolutely breathtaking setting in the mountains of Colorado, Beanstalk Music and Mountains Festival is a must-see event for any music and camping fans.Beanstalk Music Festival | Bond, CO | 6/28-30/2018 | Photos: Tara Gracerlast_img read more

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Colombia apprehends pioneer in ‘drug submarines’

first_img BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian police said on March 17 they nabbed José Samir Rentería, wanted by the United States as an alleged pioneer in the use of small submarines to transport illegal drugs. Rentería, alias Morfi, was wanted by U.S. and Colombian authorities for allegedly shipping cocaine in the subs, the police website announced. Arrested in Cali, Rentería is alleged to have started shipping drugs out of the Pacific port city of Buenaventura in the 1980s. Later, the suspect, who is a mechanical whiz, allegedly forged alliances with a front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the crime gang Los Rastrojos. He also allegedly served as a go-between for Colombia’s Norte del Valle cartel and Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, police said. Colombian authorities have intercepted at least five shipments in which the suspect is alleged to have taken part between 2002 and 2009, when 14.5 tons of cocaine were confiscated and another 20 people were arrested. Since 2003, Colombian authorities have seized at least 66 homemade semi-submersible vessels used by drug traffickers, navy figures show. The U.S. state of Florida has sought Rentería since December 2010. [AFP, 17/03/2012; Elespectador.com (Colombia), 17/03/2012] By Dialogo March 19, 2012last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Friday

first_imgGuidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Tuesday, November 11 – Pittsburg State.Thursday, November 13 – Fort Hays State.Follow us on Twitter. *It is not too late to join us on our trip to Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales in June 2015!  If you are interested please see Mrs. Groom for information as soon as possible.  Trip price will go up Oct. 1. *Parking permits are now available. You need one if you drive to school. Please stop by the office to get yours today. *Any sophomores or juniors interested in taking the PSAT, please see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office by September 25. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014:This week’s schedule: Friday• Football at Goddard EisenhowerSaturday• C-Team VB at Chaparral 9 p.m.• Varsity Tennis at Pratt 9 p.m.• Cross Country at WHS 9:30• ACT TestFriday’s lunch: Sloppy Joe/bun, tortilla chips, sweet potato wedges, baked beans, mixed fruit.Monday’s lunch: Beef and bean burrito/sauce, romaine and tomato, Mexican corn, pears, tortilla chips/salsa.Today’s news: *Fall Athletes: Please stop by the office during your lunch today to sign a poster for the Crusader Club Golf Tournament. *Experience a day in the life of a Shocker! Don’t miss out on Wichita State University’s Junior and Senior Days this fall. At these events you will explore the different academic majors and student involvement opportunities WSU has to offer. Students will also have the opportunity to tour campus and Koch Arena, home of Shocker Basketball. If you are interested in attending, please visit the counseling webpage under Camps, Senior/Junior Days. *Students enrolled in Agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. *There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at safehunters.com. If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older.last_img read more

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Buccaneers’ Chris Godwin has simple reason for giving No. 12 jersey to Tom Brady

first_imgGodwin celebrated the number swap with an altered image on Instagram of him embracing his new quarterback. New team, same number. Tom Brady won’t have to change his jersey number when he suits up for the Buccaneers next season.The quarterback, who has spent the past 20 seasons with the Patriots wearing No. 12, signed with Tampa Bay two weeks ago. The only problem? His No. 12 jersey was already taken by wide receiver Chris Godwin. At first, Godwin thought he might keep his number.”Obviously, if [Brady] doesn’t want it or isn’t making a big deal about it, I’m definitely going to keep it,” Godwin said earlier this month in an interview posted to the team’s official website. “But we’ll see how that goes. I think just out of respect for what he’s done, what he’s accomplished, just kind of the career he’s built for himself … you’ve got to kind of lean into that respect, you know?”FREE AGENCY GRADES: What do Bucs earn for Brady deal?Godwin has worn 12 since high school, and he frequently uses the hashtags “TwelfthAve” and “12szn” in his posts on social media.When a player signs with a new team and his previous jersey number is already taken, there is often a negotiation between those two players with gifts or money exchanged — but Brady and Godwin reached an agreement for free, according to the team.The answer you’ve been waiting for…Tom Brady: 1⃣2⃣Chris Godwin: 1⃣4⃣— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) March 31, 2020The Bucs tweeted out the official number change on Tuesday and revealed that Godwin would switch to No. 14. New number, same mentality ! 😤 #ItsAlways12szn #1foA post shared by G Baby (@chrisgodwin) on Mar 31, 2020 at 11:32am PDTBrady later responded to the post: “Much Appreciated — Very Grateful — Humbled And ready to get to work!!!”And when asked why he gave up his jersey number for free, Godwin had a simple answer, per ESPN: “He’s the GOAT.” View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

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