News December 23, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 President “insulted” by talk of bribes SenegalAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law Organisation Follow the news on Senegal Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further Reports RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal Photo: Mamadou Mansour Diop, www.leral.net March 5, 2021 Find out more RSF_en January 8, 2021 Find out more Surprised by the summons of four D-Média group executives and journalists in the past few days in Senegal, which has reputation for respecting media freedom and pluralism, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reminds the authorities that the media must be free to cover all stories, including corruption allegations.Are some subjects off limits in Senegal? The usually relaxed climate for journalists has become much more tense since a recent report in the French daily Le Monde about the alleged use of bribes for illegal political funding. Discussion of these allegations on D-Média outlets did not please the authorities, who are accusing them of “insulting the president.”The first to be arrested was D-Média CEO Massamba Mbaye, whose outlets include the daily newspaper La Tribune, Sen TV and Radio Zik FM. The police interrogated him at length on 19 December and summoned him for further questioning on 21 December.Three of Mbaye’s employees – Sen TV head of programming Ndèye Astou Guèye, presenter Mamadou Mansour Diop and reporter Pape Bess Diba – were also questioned on 21 December and were told to remain available to the judicial authorities.The arrests were prompted by discussions on Sen TV and Zik FM on 18 December of a Le Monde report that Lamine Diack, the Senegalese former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, confessed to a Senegalese anti corruption body that he solicited bribes from Russians officials and used the money to fund opposition election campaigns in Senegal in 2009 and 2012. The police raided Sen TV on 19 December and asked to seize the recordings of all the programmes broadcast between 2 pm and 5 pm the previous day. They also said they wanted to arrest Diop for “prejudicial comments insulting the president.”“We are not used to such authoritarian measures in Senegal, measures that send a threatening message to all the media and encourage self-censorship,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“The charges of insulting the president are out of all proportion. The questions posed by the journalists were, it is true, disconcerting but must be regarded as part and parcel of a legitimate public debate. We call for the withdrawal of all the charges against them so that they can continue to cover developments freely.”Media freedom violations directly affecting journalists have been relatively infrequent in recent years in Senegal. But the authorities keep a close rein on independent media and parliament continues to refuse to approve a bill decriminalizing media offences that has sat in drawer for the past five years.Senegal is ranked 71st out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News SenegalAfrica
WPVI(PHILADELPHIA) — An 8-year-old boy was shot on the right side of his face and two teenage boys were also wounded in a potentially targeted attack in Philadelphia, according to police.The triple shooting took place just before 8 p.m. Sunday, the Philadelphia Police Department said.A 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot while a 15-year-old boy was shot in the hip, police said.The 8-year-old and 16-year-old were taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in stable condition while the 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.It appears the victims will all survive, according to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.Witnesses said the gunman was chasing the two teens down a street, police said, according to ABC Philadelphia station WPVI.The 8-year-old was inside his home when he was shot, WPVI reported.“We do believe from witnesses that the 15-year-old and the 16-year-old were possibly being targeted,” Ross told reporters. “Clearly, the 8-year-old was not.”“It’s a very tragic thing,” Ross said. “Fortunately, everybody is going to survive, but you have three gunshot victims and nobody over the age of 16. It’s very sad.”No arrests have been made and no weapon was recovered, according to police.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Three technology proposals from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have been selected for presentation at the University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES). Graduate students Sam Kesner, Qimin Quan, and Wonyoung Kim will present their innovative research to an audience of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs on March 31, with the hope of attracting investors and commercializing their work.URES, an invitation-only conference, evaluates technology proposals from researchers at universities across the United States and selects a few for presentation through a highly competitive application process. The event is designed to expose New England entrepreneurs to the very best emerging technologies in the nation.Kesner’s Motion-Compensated Catheter System is a robotic cardiac catheter that compensates for the motion of a beating heart, allowing doctors to perform delicate open-heart surgery with only a small incision.Quan’s technology is an ultra-sensitive biosensor for use in genomics, proteomics, and cancer and virus detection. Like most sensors used in these fields, it detects the presence of biomarkers, chemical indicators that help with location and identification of certain types of cells, proteins, or other structures.Kim’s multi-core voltage regulator (MCVR) is a device that improves the energy efficiency of computer processor chips through a method analogous to shutting off the lights when leaving a room. Built directly onto the chip, it recognizes portions of the processor (such as the graphics core or the video core) that are not in use and reduces power to those sections.To read the full release.
Have you heard?! 54 Below is now Feinstein’s/54 Below! To celebrate the new partnership and moniker, the swanky venue has lined up an impressive series of acts over the next couple of months. From a werking colonial woman to a woman who once showed us her packer, here’s who we’re looking forward to!KERRY BUTLER10/15-16 at 7PM & 10/21 at 11:30PMThe Tony nominee makes her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo show debut, joined by her longtime friend Seth Rudetsky at the piano. Fans can expect a slew of tunes from her sizable Broadway pedigree, including Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Xanadu, Catch Me If You Can and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (were there songs in that?). GET TICKETSPHILLIPA SOO10/19 at 7PM & 10/22 at 11:30PMHow lucky we are to be alive right now! The Broadway newcomer, who’s making an impressive debut as Eliza in a little show called Hamilton, heads to the hotspot for her first solo show. She brings (or burns?) the house down nightly at the Richard Rodgers, now catch her on the cabaret stage. Werk! GET TICKETSTHE JULIE JAMES SHOW10/19 at 9:30PMBroadway! Belting! Booze! The Julie James Show’s got it all, and it’s coming back to Feinstein’s/54 Below. The Great White Way darling and Sirius XM host, who we love to see on our side of the red carpet, returns to the spotlight for a night of show tune staples, gossipy stories and a host of surprise guests. GET TICKETSRUMER WILLIS”Homage” with Tye Blue – 11/4 at 7 & 11:30PMHotcha! The latest Chicago star and Dancing with the Stars victor will rake in the chips for her New York cabaret debut, joined by her “mystery man” Tye Blue. The BFFs will present a set list that includes some jazz, Motown, folk and more. What a cute non-couple! GET TICKETSJULIA MURNEY11/19-21 at 7PMThree years after her solo debut, the beltress returns to the theater district hotspot to show off an act replete with chest voice. From flying high as Elphaba to Falling off-Broadway, Murney’s a mainstay, and we’re thrilled she’s back on the cabaret stage. It’ll be a month late, but here’s hoping a certain story about the month of October makes the cut. GET TICKETSLENA HALL”The Villa Satori: Growing Up Haight Ashbury” – 11/28-29, 12/2 & 5 at 9:30PM, 11/30-12/5 & 7 at 7PMThe Hedwig Tony winner will rewind a few years to revisit her hippie upbringing in San Francisco. With a classical, soul and punk rock backdrop, Hall will sing, dance, and show off embarrassing home videos. GET TICKETS View Comments
Weaver, who had a pair of fourths as his best previous PASS finishes, started the feature on the outside pole and stood up this season’s hottest PASS driver, Garrett Bard, and 2020 winners John Walp and Christian Rumsey on a night when there wasn’t a lap without a two-, three-, or even four-car battle for the lead. SPRING RUN, Pa. (July 25) – Jeffrey Weaver brought a modest Pennsylvania Sprint Series resume into Saturday’s racing at Path Valley Speedway Park, but his track record took a huge leap when the former micro sprint racer earned his first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win in one of the most hotly contested feature races of 2020. Jeffrey Weaver earned his career-first PASS feature win Saturday at Path Valley Speedway Park. (Photo by Frank Buhrman) Bard was able to best Walp for second on the last lap, with Rumsey, who had been looking for an opening to join the fight, coming home fourth. Brad Mellott, who had contested for the lead early and never fell far behind, finished fifth. On every lap, Weaver looked fully at home among the giants. Just before a lap 17 caution, Weaver slipped past Bard, who was running high, and on lap 20, he ended a multi-lap, side-by-side duel with Walp and took over first. By Frank Buhrman With Walp, who led 20 laps, and Bard fighting furiously for the lead, running lap after lap side-by-side in the middle grooves, Weaver hung onto third, maintaining a consistent ultra-low line. Feature results – 1. Jeffrey Weaver; 2. Garrett Bard; 3. John Walp; 4. Christian Rumsey; 5. Bradley Mellott; 6. Domenic Melair; 7. Scott Lutz; 8. Dylan Proctor; 9. Kenny Heffner; 10. Ken Duke Jr.; 11. Donnie Hendershott; 12. Justin Mills; 13. Kruz Kepner; 14. Larry McVay; 15. Landon Price; 16. Mike Alleman; 17. Dave Wickham; 18. Cody Hackenberry; 19. Andrew Boyer; 20. Kurt Knepper.
Hearts of Lions will survive the First Capital Plus Premier League despite their precarious position.That’s according to one of their team’s key players, Muntaka Osman.Hearts of lions played away to Hasaacas on matchday 27 and lost 1-0. That’s after spanking BA United. “We played really well but I believe if we took our limited chances, it would’ve being a different result.””The league is gradually ending [with three more matches] so every missed opportunity can haunt you but I have to congratulate Hasaacas for winning the day. We will correct ourselves in the subsequent games,” he told Goal.Lions currently sit 15th on the log with 34 points and ‘Dinho’ Osman is confident they can escape the drop.”It looks scary to be honest but we will survive. We are with all hopes that our club will not be relegated at the end of the season. We have two consecutive home games against Aduana Stars and Olympics before we travel to face Edubiase in the last game of the season so we are optimistic of surviving.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Nasukawa, who is described in the press release as “perhaps the best combat sports prospect (Japan) has ever seen”, boasts a 27-0 record but has never competed as a professional boxer.The 20-year-old with a bleached-blond quiff called it an “easy decision” to accept the offer to face Mayweather in Saitama, north of Tokyo.“Honestly it was surprise offer but I accepted without hesitation,” said Nasukawa.“It’s the biggest moment in my life and I want to be the man who changes history. I’ll do that with these fists, with one punch — just watch.”Mayweather, who stopped McGregor in the 10th round last year after coming out of retirement for a $275 million pay day, had been flirting with the idea of a rematch with the Irishman or facing fearsome Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov.“He’s young and he’s undefeated so it’s obvious he’s doing something right,” Mayweather said of Nasukawa.“I’m pretty sure he’s going to bring a lot of excitement.Share on: WhatsApp Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer half his age, Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year’s Eve in Saitama.The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, out-boxed Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in his last fight in August 2017.That victory improved his boxing record to a perfect 50-0 but the format or rules for his meeting with the baby-faced Nasukawa were not specified by the Japanese mixed martial arts promoters RIZIN.Mayweather posted a teaser photo on his Instagram feed at the weekend, showing him wearing kickboxing gloves.“I want to give the people what they want — blood, sweat and tears,” Mayweather told a news conference in Tokyo after reportedly flying into Japan on his private jet.“I want to continue to build my relationship with Money Team Tokyo,” he added, promoting the cross-code bout as an expansion of his businesses into Japan.“I want to continue coming over here and bringing other fighters so my company can continue to grow and RIZIN can continue to grow.“We’ve been making some huge fights happen in the US, but we look forward to taking the Mayweather Promotions banner and the TMT banner worldwide.”
Fairfax County Police tweeted they are investigating the reports and are asking people to avoid the area.We are responding to reports of a man with weapon at the Gannett Building located at 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean. Please avoid the area, updates to follow #FCPD pic.twitter.com/cwz3c9wdUx— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) August 7, 2019 Authorities have not confirmed that any shots were fired at this time.The Gannett Building houses USA Today offices. The headquarters of Gannett and USA Today has been evacuated following reports of a man with a gun in the building.The building is located just outside Washington, DC in Northern Virginia.A USA Today employee tweeted that the building has been evacuated.SWAT teams evacuation at @USATODAY HQ in Tysons pic.twitter.com/dCh6d160Uv— William Dyer (@wdyerz) August 7, 2019
Facebook178Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationDrivers can expect at least two months of lengthy backups near the Marvin Road (State Route 510) overpass in Lacey, especially during morning and afternoon commutes. A detour also will affect drivers using the southbound Interstate 5 exit to Marvin Road.The temporary reduced lanes and detour allow crews to convert the overpass into a more efficient diverging diamond interchange.The below roadway changes are expected to begin 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 and be in place around the clock until to mid-June.I-5 – Southbound I-5 drivers exiting at Marvin Road and turning left onto southbound Marvin Road will instead turn right and detour via Hogum Bay Road Northeast, Willamette Drive Northeast and Marvin Road.Marvin Road (SR 510) overpass – Marvin Road itself will be reduced to one through lane in each direction at I-5. Northbound Marvin Road drivers will not be able to turn right onto Hogum Bay Road and will be detoured via Willamette Drive Northeast.WSDOT needs help from drivers Check backups from the WSDOT mobile app.Allow extra time to account for congestion.Travel during non-peak hours whenever possible.Take alternate routes and defer discretionary trips.Additional information about this project is available at I5exit111.com. All users of this overpass are also encouraged to sign up for project updates and check for advance notification of ramp and lane closures.