News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a thorough and impartial investigation into the attempted murder of a reporter with Nation Media Group (NMG), Kenya’s biggest press group, while he was investigating an alleged adulterous relationship between the governor of the westerncounty of Migori and a university student. November 27, 2020 Find out more News Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Kenya is ranked 96th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index The Kenyan government hailed Oduor’s “courage” and announced that Oyamo, the governor’s personal assistant, was arrested at Nairobi airport. The governor himself has not been questioned by the police. His press spokesperson has denied that he was involved and said the police should be allowed to do their investigation, News The most recent murder of a journalist in Kenya was in 2016, when freelance photojournalist Dennis Otieno was shot dead in his home in the western city of Kitale by unidentified gunmen, who took his camera.In recent years, Kenyan journalists have often been the targets of physical violence by the security forces or public threats and intimidation by politicians. Several journalists were attacked last month alone. Daily Nation reporter Ndung’u Gachane was manhandled by police and held for several hours when he tried to cover a conflict between local officials and a water and sanitation company in Murang’a on 30 August. As RSF reported at the time, an NTV cameraman and a Daily Nation photographer were detained and roughed up on 16 August when filming and photographing the construction of a hotel on a beach in Mombasa. Help by sharing this information KenyaAfrica Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Violence The two men began to hit Oduor but he managed to throw himself from the car while it was on the move and, although injured, to run away. Otieno was not so fortunate. Her body was found in a nearby forest two days later. The reporter, Barrack Oduor, had a close brush with death in Migori on 3 September when he met with Governor Okoth Obado’s alleged girlfriend, Sharon Otieno, to interview her and they arranged to meet jointly with the governor’s personal assistant, Michael Oyamo, at a hotel in the town of Rongo. KenyaAfrica Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Violence September 7, 2018 Kenyan reporter narrowly escapes murder attempt After Oyamo arrived at the hotel, he invited Oduor and Otieno to get into a car with him in order to discuss the sensitive subject at a different location. But just minutes after they left together, the car pulled up, Oyamo got out and two men got in. Follow the news on Kenya to go further Receive email alerts Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Daily Nation’s front page headline on September 7th 2018. © Daily Nation RSF_en “It is essential that the Kenyan authorities conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify the instigators of this trap that led to the murder of a journalist’s source,”said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “If the reporter had not miraculously escaped, he would doubtlessly have suffered the same fate as the young woman with him in the car. Was the governor’s assistant acting on his own initiative or was he ordered to hush up the affair? The investigation must answer this question.” Organisation April 6, 2020 Find out more June 13, 2019 Find out more The Kenyan Union of Journalists issued a statement saying: “Intimidation and attacks will not stop journalists from telling stories of infidelity and wanton corruption” in the western region.
The move reflects the government’s commitment to ensuring that UK regulators are agile and ready for and to foster the industries of the future. In October 2018 the OECD reported the UK as a world leader, recognising the supportive and exceptional performance of the UK’s regulatory system in its annual Regulatory Policy Outlook.The UK has been pioneering an agile approach to regulation, such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introducing a ‘regulatory sandbox’ in 2016, allowing innovative businesses to work with the regulator to test products with consumers without having to meet all the usual requirements for compliance. This allows innovators to benefit from better market testing and consumers to benefit from new products which have better safeguards built-in from the beginning.The Business Secretary has been leading efforts in the government, through a Ministerial Working Group on regulation, to transform the UK’s regulatory system towards this agile approach. This involves continuously identifying new opportunities and driving regulatory reform; making regulations technology neutral and framing our laws around the goals we want to achieve; and creating more space for experimentation with a greater emphasis on testing and trialling new innovations.Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum said: In October 2018 the Business Secretary awarded £10 million to 15 projects through the government’s Regulators’ Pioneer Fund to help unlock the potential of emerging technologies, from robolawyers to flying taxis. To support innovations to come to market, regulators as diverse as the UK Space Agency and the Care Quality Commission launched new initiatives to boost engagement with innovators in their sectors.The government’s Modernising Consumer Markets green paper set out how regulators should ensure that consumers are not being unfairly penalised by suppliers who hold information on their behaviour as well as looking at how their own data can be made more accessible to consumers and making it easier for people to switch to better value services. AI and machine learning autonomous and urban mobility drones and tomorrow’s airspace precision medicine The speed of technological innovation across the globe is faster than ever. New technology is not only revolutionising existing products and services, it is creating whole new industries and business models. The UK is recognised across the world for its regulatory environment which achieves both the protection of consumers whilst maintaining an openness to innovation – a framework which has been exported across the world. Our regulators have a fundamental role in ensuring the success of future industries and innovations through active and agile governance whilst ensuring the protection of consumers. The government sees active and agile regulators as key to creating the business environment in which the industries of the future can grow, as part of our modern Industrial Strategy. This new international collaboration will ensure the UK leads the way in guaranteeing the UK and global regulatory system keeps pace with the speed of change. A partnership building on the UK’s heritage and excellence in regulation will ensure the UK is at the forefront of the next regulation revolution – creating an environment which fosters and supports entrepreneurship and the innovative industries of the future from flying taxis to digital lawyers – was announced yesterday by the Business Secretary Greg Clark.Speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Business Secretary confirmed the UK would establish a new partnership with the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, based in San Francisco, to develop future regulation which benefits business and consumers.New technology is rapidly changing and creating entirely new industries, products and ways of serving customers with digital platforms improving the quality, speed, and price of a range of services from shopping and parking to streaming entertainment and travel. But alongside these economic opportunities come a range of ethical, legal and consumer protection issues which will require an active and agile response from regulators.Business Secretary Greg Clark said: Partnership will push forward a modern ‘agile’ regulatory approach that fosters innovation whilst protecting consumers work is part of the government’s ambition through the modern Industrial Strategy for a ‘regulation revolution’ that meets the challenges and opportunities of technological advances The United Kingdom is the first country to partner with the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution on this project, building on its existing collaboration with the Centre on artificial intelligence.The partnership work will focus on areas of innovation which align with the UK’s Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges, such as: I am delighted that BEIS will be joining the work of the Forum around agile governance of 4IR technologies. I look forward to working with them on the AI Team’s ‘Reimagining the regulator‘ project, where their work on regulatory models will be very valuable.
Flag Order, Orlando, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In accordance with President Obama’s proclamation, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff, effective immediately. This order is to mark respect for the victims of the attack at an LGBT club that took place early this morning in Orlando, Florida.“Frances and I send our thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families, and the entire Orlando community for the tragic and senseless terror attack and hate crime that occurred early this morning in Florida,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I ask all Pennsylvanians to participate in this tribute on behalf of all who were lost and injured.”Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on June 16, 2016 per President Obama’s proclamation. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Orlando Shooting June 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The Osoyoos Rattlers busted out to a 25-13 first quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 76-57 victory over the home town Bombers in the final of the L.V. Rogers Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Hangar.Shooting guard Arshdeep Gill scored 20 points and Gurlal Dhaliwal added 25 to power Rattlers to the title.Osoyoos, ranked seventh overall in the BC Boy’s Single-A Division, dominated the Bombers with a three-quarter, then, half court press. The pressure turned turnovers into baskets for the South Okanagan squad.
When the finalists of the boys’ Class Three high jump final were announced at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium yesterday, all eyes were on Cayman-born high jumper and the Class Three champion and record holder, Calabar High’s Lamar Reid. Not many had their eyes on the Herbert Morrison’s pair of Antonio Hanson and Javier Hall, who both jumped 1.85 metres to take first and second, respectively, and relegate the defending champion, Reid — who scaled 1.75m — to third. Gold medallist Hanson said many people knew of their potential after both jumped personal bests of 1.90 metres at the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) meet earlier this year, but no one expected them to take the top positions. “People knew we jumped 1.90m at STETHS so they were looking out for us, but they never expected us to win. I knew it would have been hard for us because no one was looking out for us, everyone was looking out for Lamar Reid, the record holder to take this event,” said Hanson. “But we trained hard, trained together and fed off each other’s energy and we came out here and we won … and I expect to beat him (Reid) even if he jumped higher because when he did the last jump I didn’t feel the vibes to jump anymore,” he told The Gleaner. Hall said he expected a tougher fight from Reid. “We expected to win and we came out to win, but he (Reid) never put up the fight we expected so there was no competition. But it is a joy taking back home the gold and silver,” he added. Reid said it was just a bad day. “I feel very bad, I expected to win. But the other team won because I had a bad day today,” he said.
Brooklyn’s six-game overtime losing streak ended, and the Nets went 3-1 against the Heat this season.James Johnson and Goran Dragic each scored 18 for Miami, which got 16 from Kelly Olynyk and 14 from Hassan Whiteside. Wade and Josh Richardson each had 13 for the Heat, whose magic number for clinching remained one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWade found Johnson for a layup with 41.1 seconds left to put Miami up one, and that was followed by the Levert score that became the one that mattered most.Miami came out flying, taking a quick 30-16 lead when Wade hit a 3-pointer. The lead was still 11 early in the second, and it looked like a bit of comeuppance — clinching a spot against a Nets team that offered no resistance in Game 82 at Chicago last season, a Bulls win that eliminated the Heat from the postseason — was on the way. View comments Not quite.Brooklyn trailed by only seven at the half, and took its first lead since 7-5 when Dinwiddie’s 3-pointer midway through the third put the Nets up 62-61. The lead eventually grew to nine midway through the fourth, and Miami’s frustration was on full display.Wade thought he got fouled when he missed a spinning layup, slapped the basket stanchion and drew a technical.It seemed to be a spark.Johnson had 12 of his points in the fourth, including a pair of three-point plays 24 seconds apart. Wade put the Heat ahead with a drive with about a minute remaining, Hollis-Jefferson got a three-point play to put the Nets on top again, and Wade tied it with a pair of free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors’ Kerr questioned about not attending Clark rally Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brooklyn missed two shots on its last possession of regulation, Dragic missed for Miami at the buzzer, and to overtime they went.TIP-INSNets: D’Angelo Russell started for Brooklyn, played the first 6½ minutes, missed all five of his shots while turning the ball over twice and never saw the floor again. … Brooklyn has had a great year against the Southeast Division. The Nets are 12-6 against Miami’s division — and 13-45 against the other five divisions, including 1-13 against their Atlantic rivals.Heat: Miami remains one win shy of clinching its 18th winning record in Pat Riley’s 23 seasons with the organization. Only San Antonio has more winning seasons (22) in that 23-year stretch. … The Heat have scored at least 90 points in 26 consecutive games, tying the third-best streak in team history. They’ve done it in 37 straight games on two other occasions.SCORING RECORDThe Heat finished March averaging 111.7 points for the month — the best for any full month in team history.MUTUAL RESPECTHeat coach Erik Spoelstra said he can see, and respects, how the Nets are trying to create a winning culture. Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson took that as high praise — knowing “culture” is a very significant word to the Heat. “From Erik to Pat Riley, they’ve been doing it for a long time. They’re a team that we imitate,” Atkinson said.UP NEXTNets: Host Detroit on Sunday.Heat: Visit Atlanta on Tuesday. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The Nets defeated the Heat 110-109 in overtime. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Caris Levert scored with about a half-minute left in overtime to put Brooklyn up for good, Dwyane Wade missed on a play where he thought he got fouled at the buzzer and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 110-109 on Saturday night.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 20 points for the Nets, who denied Miami a chance to clinch a playoff spot. Levert finished with 19 and Brooklyn put seven players in double figures for the second straight game — the first time the Nets have done that in 29 years.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery
steven walling Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas Related Posts Team Apart is an online meeting space and collaboration tool launched in private beta today. The software includes a browser-based video/audio conference, a text notepad, and a whiteboard for drawing. All of these options are updated in real-time for conference attendees, and the conference space can persist over time. Obvious competitors for Team Apart are the larger Web conferencing solutions like WebEx and GoToMeeting. But considering the document side of Team Apart and the fact that its work spaces stick around, the startup most similar is AppJet’s EtherPad.Collaboration TrifectaAs best we can tell, Team Apart looks like it has the right balance of simplicity and features necessary to enable real collaboration among small teams. There might be some cross-pollination between a whiteboard focused on free-form drawing and the notepad, but both are useful tools for augmenting an online meeting.The real potential for snafus in Team Apart is on the video and audio side. Since all aspects of the software are focused on being real-time, delays and poor quality in that arena could seriously curtail the platform’s usefulness. How It ComparesIf we were running a small distributed team (wait, we are, aren’t we?) we’d choose something browser-based like Team Apart over WebEx or GoToMeeting. It’s not that these solutions don’t work for business needs, but they are often slow to load even on fast connections. Their reliability makes them great for presentations and client meetings, but for in-company collaboration, being lightweight is also important. If you’re making a decision today however, you’re out of luck unless you can get your hands on a beta invite. Right now the closest thing to what Team Apart is offering is EtherPad. The big drawback for EtherPad is that it doesn’t have video and audio, so it’s for collaboration rather than meetings. Combing a simple trio of video, text, and drawing is a solid choice for Team Apart. For distributed teams seeking dead simple and fairly comprehensive meeting tools, we’d file away Team Apart as something to explore in future. Update:Team Apart has kindly offered a limited number of beta invites for our readers, which you can get here. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to build an inexpensive — and relatively simple — quasar-style light control using foam core.Tube lights are probably the fastest growing type of fixture on film sets, both big and small. They’re cheap, versatile, and you can rig them almost anywhere. They come in slim, no-nonsense versions like the $75 Quasar Daylight T8s, all the way up to the app-controlled RGB Digital Sputnik Voyagers.One thing that most tube-style lights share is built-in diffusion, which scatters the light from the line of LEDs over a wide area. Without this, the individual LEDs would be too harsh and specular. One downside of this design is that it makes the lights hard to control, illuminating your subject and whatever else is in the general direction.Light control cases — known as egg crates or grids — are available, but they can be expensive. The industry-standard DOP choice unit for a four-inch tube light is over $200. It does a good job controlling spill, letting you get the light where you want it, but spending more than the light on a controlled system is not always possible, especially if you have multiple lights or banks of tubes to control.One method I’ve found incredibly helpful is making your own light control with foam core. This isn’t as reusable as the pro version, but it’s much cheaper, and you can build and customize them to the light rig you’re working with. In this sense, it’s more like a strip of diffusion or gel than a piece of grip equipment.1. Foam CoreTo begin, get a piece of foam core the length of your light. You can use white if you want a little extra output, or black if you really want to cut back on the spill. If you’re rigging the light from a stand, you’ll want to take into account any other extra length.Make sure the foam core is as long as your light.2. Decide on the AngleA typical tube light gives a 180 degree throw. If you leave five inches on either side of the light, you’ll reduce this to around 90 degrees. If you’re looking for a more focused beam, you could use up to ten inches and get a 50 degree throw.Keep in mind, this’ll make the light larger to rig and take up more space.You’ll need to double this width. So, for the five inch version, cut your foam core ten inches wide.3. Scoring the Foam CoreThis’ll allow you to snap the foam down the center, giving you an A-frame shape.Score the foam core down the center and break it.4. Attaching the Foam CoreIf you’re placing your light above the subject, you can sometimes get away with just resting the light control on the light and let gravity do the work. I’ve used a grip clip to hold the light in place, but depending on the design, you may want to puncture the foam core with a screwdriver, then use zip ties to attach it more permanently.Attach the foam core to your light.5. Rigging Your LightYou can now hang, bolt, or otherwise attach your light to a stand or the set. You may want to cut through the foam core at certain places to allow access for something like the Matthews MQ Mount.You can now attach or mount your light.6. Shoot!Now, just place your light where you want it. If what you’ve made is going to live to fight another day, cut it off and store it with other expendables.Looking for more articles on lighting? Check these out.3 Lessons in Lighting from Cinematographer Robert RichardsonWhy Tungsten Lighting in Filmmaking Is Still Alive and Thriving How to Build and Use the Swiss Frame Book LightThe Best Scenario for Using Space Lights: An IntroductionGetting Your Lights and Camera in Impossible Places
FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale reacts as he calls a timeout while facing the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Grizzlies have fired Fizdale, with the team at 7-12 and a day after he benched center Marc Gasol for the fourth quarter of an eighth straight loss. General manager Chris Wallace announced the move Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach David Fizdale on Monday, with the team at 7-12 and a day after he benched center Marc Gasol for the fourth quarter of an eighth straight loss.General manager Chris Wallace announced the move. Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been namedinterim coach.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “After a thorough evaluation, I decided a change in course was necessary to move forward and provide theteam and organization its best chance at success this season and beyond,” Wallace said in a statement.Gasol, given a maximum deal by the Grizzlies in July 2015, sat throughout the fourth quarter of a 98-88 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Gasol leads the Grizzlies in points, rebounds and assists, and he was an All-Star in Fizdale’s inaugural season. But the center spent plenty of time after the game making it clear to reporters how upset he was at sitting out a full quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a first for me, trust me, and I don’t like it one bit,” Gasol said. “I’m more (ticked) than I can show and frustrated.”Fizdale explained his decision before Gasol spoke in the locker room and said he simply was trying to win a game while sticking with his reserves. Fizdale said taking a risk as head coach means sometimes upsetting a player or two. Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “If I’m not on the floor, I’m not valued,” Gasol said. “I’m sure (the coaching staff) knew that would hurt me the most.”The move caught the NBA by surprise. Dwyane Wade, who played with the Miami Heat when Fizdale was an assistant coach, wrote on Twitter that he needed answers . LeBron James retweeted a comment that called the move “stunning.”“I need some answers. Feels like my man was a fall guy,” James wrote.Golden State coach Steve Kerr said he was “shocked” by the firing.“I think David Fizdale is one of the best coaches in the league,” Kerr said. “He’s a brilliant guy, he’s got an edge to him, he’s tough, he’s smart. Their whole team is injured, Mike Conley is out. Like, this is what happens, you lose when your best players are out and when your whole team is wiped out. It caught meoff guard.”ADVERTISEMENT Gilas goes 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers, hurdles Taiwan QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Portland coach Terry Stotts called Fizdale’s firing very disappointing.“Losing in this league and not meeting expectations in this league takes its toll on everybody,” Stotts said before a game in New York. “Owners, general managers, coaches, players, and handling that is a strain on relationships, and it’s disappointing. It’s probably the most difficult part of being in the NBA, is managing that part of the season.”Fizdale became the franchise’s 13th head coach on May 29, 2016, and he went 50-51.The Grizzlies reached the postseason for a seventh straight time in Fizdale’s first season, when they lost to the San Antonio Spurs. Fizdale was fined $30,000 by the NBA for a rant over officiating after a loss in Game 2.Memphis let Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and Tony Allen all leave as free agents and signed Ben McLemore, Tyreke Evans and Mario Chalmers to retool the roster around Gasol and point guard Mike Conley and giveFizdale a faster lineup.The moves appeared to be working when Memphis started this season an NBA-best 5-1. The Grizzlies stood atop the Western Conference with a win over the Golden State Warriors and two over Southwest Division rivalHouston.But Conley has been out since Nov. 17, resting an aching left Achilles tendon . Then the team lost its eighth straight on Sunday, matching the longest skid for this franchise since Feb. 11-March 3, 2009. Now Fizdale is the second NBA coach fired this season, joining Earl Watson, who was fired by Phoenix three games into the season.This will be the second time as an interim coach for Bickerstaff, who will start Wednesday night in San Antonio against the Spurs. He joined the Grizzlies in June 2016 after five seasons with the Houston Rockets, including an interim coach stint that lasted most of 2015-16 and included a playoff berth. Bickerstaff went 37-34 in that role.He also was an assistant coach with Minnesota and in Charlotte under his father, Bernie Bickerstaff. 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