High Court suspends expulsion of Post editorialist

first_img News ZambiaAfrica The High Court in Lusaka suspended the expulsion of British writer and editorialist for The Post, Roy Clarke, late on 5 January. January 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 High Court suspends expulsion of Post editorialist Zambia : Outspoken Zambian TV channel suspended for 30 days Clarke, a writer, publishes an editorial in The Post every Thursday. Married to a Zambian, he has lived and worked in the country for more than 30 years. His editorials, entitled, “The Spectator” are political and socio-economic satires on contemporary Zambian society. Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa The High Court in Lusaka suspended the expulsion of British writer and editorialist for The Post, Roy Clarke, late on 5 January. However the charge of insulting President Mwanawasa remains and is to be investigated at a date not yet made public.—————————————-05.01.2004Government orders expulsion of British-born writer who criticised presidentReporters Without Borders strongly condemned as “disproportionate and unjustified” the expulsion of British-born editorialist Roy Clarke (photo) of the independent Zambian daily, The Post, who was given 24 hours to leave the country for having “insulted” president Mwanawasa.Clarke, who was ordered out on 5 January, wrote a weekly satirical leader article in the Lusaka-based independent daily. to go further March 12, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Zambiacenter_img Receive email alerts News Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more The secretary general at the interior ministry, Peter Mumba, said Clarke’s offence was to have written an editorial in The Post on 1 January, based on George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It referred to members of the government as animals in the African jungle and the president by the name “Mawelewe”, which in local dialect means “idiot”. March 29, 2020 Find out more ZambiaAfrica Organisation RSF_en “Mr Clarke’s article which was very critical of Zambian leaders could never justify expulsion from the country,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders, urging the government to immediately lift the expulsion order.”The argument that he ‘insulted’ President Levy Mwanawasa is unacceptable because it allows heavy penalties to be imposed for the slightest disagreeable remark about the head of state,” he said. “Since he came to power in 2002, the head of state has kept the national media in check by making use of the press law that strongly penalises the authors of articles that criticise him. Now he attacks a foreign journalist by banishing him from the country to silence him,” he added.last_img read more

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ND students studying in Santiago relate experiences of earthquake

first_imgTraveling abroad can be an overwhelming experience, even without a natural disaster.For junior John Huber, one of 13 Notre Dame students spending the fall semester in Santiago, Chile, the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the country Wednesday was “an interesting welcome to Chilean culture.”“When the earthquake was going on, I felt a mixture of excitement and uncertainty,” Huber said in an email. “… I think our group as a whole was a little bit shaken, but we’re completely fine.”According to an article from The Weather Channel, the earthquake — which was centered 145 miles north-northwest of Santiago — resulted in 15-foot tsunami waves along Chile’s coastline, as well as tsunami warnings in locations as far as Hawaii, California and even Japan. The same article said the earthquake has directly or indirectly caused at least 11 deaths.All 13 Notre Dame students studying abroad in Santiago were unharmed.Junior Rachel Francis said her parents were visiting her from the U.S. when the earthquake hit. They had taken a trip to the coast and were preparing to go out to dinner when they felt the first tremors, she said.“I felt pretty terrified initially and was having a hard time rushing to get my shoes on, but at the same time felt this need to stay calm, especially for my parents,” Francis said in an email. “Chile is such a seismic country, and I had felt some really little tremors before, but nothing like this.“And I just felt the need to kind of guide my parents — it felt like the roles were switched — because they were here visiting me in my now second home.”Junior Jackie Bruns said from what she’s seen, the earthquake has caused relatively little damage to the country’s capital.“I was in the metro when the earthquake happened,” Bruns said in an email. “I only knew it was happening because all the little old ladies stopped and looked up at the lights swinging above them.“You couldn’t feel much in the metro. But once I got home, I could feel the aftershocks which were actually pretty big. I live in an apartment on the 19th floor, and all the paintings were swaying and it was pretty crazy.”J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, said the University took immediate action upon receiving news of the earthquake. Notre Dame has a standard procedure in place for establishing contact with students and their host families in the wake of national disasters, he said.“As soon as we heard about the event, which was just a couple hours after it happened I think, we started our basic communication process to make sure that everyone was safe,” he said.Much of the responsibility for contacting students in the aftermath of the earthquake fell to director of the Notre Dame Santiago program Esteban Montes. Montes said in an email that in such circumstances, Notre Dame has “a very clear protocol to follow.”“The first thing is to do is to gather information from all students in order to know how, where and with whom they are,” Montes said. “So I immediately assumed that task until I was sure every student was okay and safe.”This is not the first time Notre Dame has dealt with an event like Wednesday’s quake in Chile. Entrikin said several years ago, the University had to evacuate students studying in Japan following the 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear meltdown.“We monitor the situation as best we can, we have people on the ground — those are our usual points of contact,” he said. “… Each situation is unique but we have a protocol for reaching out to students and staying in close communication with them.”Editor’s Note: News Editor Margaret Hynds contributed to this report.Tags: chile, earthquake, natural disaster, Notre Dame International, study abroadlast_img read more

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Shooter targets, kills athletics department’s consulting physician

first_imgDr. Todd A. Graham, a consulting physician in the Notre Dame athletics department, was shot and killed Wednesday at the age of 56, according to a South Bend Tribune report.“The University of Notre Dame joins with the community in mourning the death of Dr. Todd Graham, who served as a consulting physician in our athletics department,” University spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement. “Our condolences go out to his family and friends, and our prayers are with them.”According to the report, Graham was targeted by the shooter, Michael Jarvis, after a confrontation between the two earlier Wednesday when, during an appointment, Graham had declined to prescribe Jarvis’s wife an opioid medication. Jarvis later returned to the medical complex and ambushed Graham, according to the report, then shot Graham twice in the head.University spokesperson Paul Browne has confirmed Jarvis was an employee at the University, serving in parking services and as a “seasonal greenskeeper,” according to the Notre Dame directory.In addition to his work with the University athletic department, Graham was a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at South Bend Orthopedics, according to the report.Tags: athletics department, Dr. Todd A. Graham, Michael Jarvis, South Bend Orthopedicslast_img read more

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Betfair – Major money comes in for underdog McGregor after late rule change

first_img ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Betfair has revealed that the unwavering faith of punters in Conor McGregor earning a monumental victory has led to the odds on the Irishman dramatically shortening. Eight days out from the biggest boxing event in recent memory, the odds on McGregor defeating the man widely regarded as the most talented fighter of the 21st century, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather are as short as 4/1.The unrelenting optimism of McGregor’s army of fans, was only elevated when it was announced that the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a late request from both fighters to wear 8oz gloves, as opposed to the standard 10oz gloves normally worn in professional boxing. Katie Baylis, Spokesperson at Betfair, said: “The gloves announcement has had a huge impact on betting for the fight, with £1.5m wagered on the outcome alone since yesterday, taking the total close to a staggering £15m bet with more than a week still to go.“Not only has a lot of money been staked since yesterday, but we’ve also seen over 2,000 individual bets placed with 40% of those on McGregor to win which has seen his odds shorten to 4/1, the shortest they’ve been since the fight was announced, while Mayweather’s odds are at his longest yet at 1/4.“McGregor’s bold prediction that he will beat Mayweather Jr in two rounds now that 8oz gloves have been approved has garnered plenty of headlines around the world this morning and punters who are as confident as the Irishman of that eventuality can get odds of 12/1 for the fight to be all over before the bell rings for round three.” Share StumbleUpon Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020last_img read more

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French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal makes history, earns 12th title

first_imgAt 33, the Spaniard looked as dominant as ever on Court Philippe-Chatrier and Thiem must have felt there was little more he could do as he was ultimately well beaten in the final for a second year in succession, despite producing some great play of his own.Thiem, who knocked out world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the last four, at least claimed a well-deserved set on this occasion after proving more than a match for the “King of Clay” for the best part of two hours. Related News French Open 2019: Ashleigh Barty overwhelms Marketa Vondrousova to win 1st major However, Nadal responded to the setback by racing to victory in ruthless fashion.YOU CAN’T STOP THE [email protected] is the 2019 @rolandgarros champion pic.twitter.com/zMw8SAFq7p— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) June 9, 2019His third consecutive triumph in Paris means he now has 18 slam titles, just two short of the record 20 claimed by his great rival, Roger Federer.Having eliminated Djokovic in a five-set contest that finished on Saturday following interruptions for rain, Thiem could have been forgiven for starting sluggishly, but the Austrian was magnificent in the opening exchanges, his athleticism and court coverage matched by some superb shot-making.Here to play.Here to win? #RG19 pic.twitter.com/RpILiyWNqs— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 9, 2019The world number four even claimed the first break of the contest to edge 3-2 ahead, but Nadal — relentless and accurate as ever on his favorite surface — canceled it out immediately before enjoying further success on Thiem’s serve and wrapping up the opening set to strike a hammer blow.It was tough to find any way back for Thiem, particularly as the reigning champion repeatedly held serve with ease in set two.Having dropped only one point in five service games, Nadal made three successive errors serving at 5-6 and then put a backhand long under pressure, ensuring the match was back on level terms after nearly two hours.Sadly for Thiem and those hoping for an upset, the underdog’s level dipped significantly at the start of set three, allowing a resurgent Nadal — who had left the court upon being pegged back — to swiftly reclaim the initiative with a run of 11 straight points and two successive breaks.Nadal was at his clinical best as he wrapped up the set in just 24 minutes, and the end was close when he won the first three games of the fourth, albeit while being forced to save a trio of break points.Since losing the 2nd set, @RafaelNadal has won 36 of the last 50 points! #RG19 pic.twitter.com/vGNLZS8mfV— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) June 9, 2019Thiem, whose girlfriend Kristina Mladenovic won the women’s doubles title alongside Timea Babos earlier in the day, dug deep to recover from 0-40 in his next service game, but his display of grit only delayed the inevitable.STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNRafael Nadal [2] bt Dominic Thiem [4] 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSNadal – 38/31Thiem – 31/38ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSNadal – 3/0Thiem – 7/1BREAK POINTS WONNadal – 7/13Thiem – 2/6 FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGENadal – 73Thiem – 69PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVENadal – 73/64Thiem – 57/50TOTAL POINTSNadal – 116Thiem – 82center_img The irrepressible Rafael Nadal produced yet another clay-court masterclass to overcome a superb effort from Dominic Thiem and make history with an astonishing 12th French Open triumph.In improving his win-loss record at Roland Garros to a scarcely believable 93-2 on Sunday, courtesy of a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory, Nadal became the first player in history to win a dozen singles crowns at a grand slam event, surpassing Margaret Court’s haul of 11 Australian Open victories. French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic falls to Dominic Thiem in 5-set semifinal thrillerlast_img read more

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Lily May wins Annika Invitational Europe

first_img20 Jun 2019 Lily May wins Annika Invitational Europe Tags: Annika Invitational Europe, Lily May Humphreys England’s Lily May Humphreys has won her third big title of the year with a wire-to-wire victory in the Annika Invitational Europe.The 17-year-old – who was immediately drenched by well wishers – was 12-under par after 54 holes, scoring a one shot win over the international field at Vasatorps Golf Club in Sweden.She’s the first English winner of the championship and she beat a field featuring the best female junior golfers in Europe. The 79 players represented 23 different countries and included five of the top-100 girls in the World Amateur Golf Rankings – including Humphreys, who is currently 26th.The win brings Humphreys a Ladies European Tour exemption into the La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational hosted by Annika as well as coveted PING Junior Solheim Cup points.Humphreys opened with scores of 69 68 and held a three-shot lead as the final round got underway. Denmark’s Anne Normann chased her hard, shooting four-under on the front nine and drawing level after a fifth birdie on the 10th.But Humphreys moved ahead again with birdies on 14 and 16 and although Normann birdied the last, the title belonged to the English player.Humphreys said afterwards: “When Anne made three birdies in a row to get within one, the back nine became a bit edgy, but it was a fun day.”Annika commented: “Big congratulations to Lily May on the win and I look forward to following the future successes of all the players.”Humphreys adds this to the Welsh and Irish Women’s Stroke Play titles which she won earlier this season.Click here for full scoresCaption: Annika Sorenstam congratulates Lily May Humphreys (Image courtesy Annika Foundation)last_img read more

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YOUNG DONEGAL PEOPLE VOTE MENTAL HEALTH THEIR KEY PRIORITY

first_imgThe large crowd which attended the conference.Mental health awareness has been voted as the top priority for Donegal Youth Council to work on over the next 2 years.More than 150 young people aged 12-18 from every corner of the county attended the annual Youth Council Agenda Day in the Clannree Hotel in Letterkenny.The conference gave them the opportunity to put forward issues for discussion, participate in facilitated discussions around each topic and vote to identify the top 5 key recommendations for the newly elected Youth Council to work on during their term. There were 15 recommendations put forward for voting on the day, with the top 5 identified for further development by the Youth Council being:MENTAL HEALTH – reduce stigma, knowing 5 a day & Positives, Teaching people to identify negative (help)SPORT – more opportunities to try new and different sportsBULLYING – SPOT & STOP Road Show, to educate young people and adults, to be aware of and take action on bullying. BODY IMAGE – Organise Express yourself DISCO in all schools (Boys and Girls wear what they want, Girls = no makeup or getting hair done)SPORT – Raise awareness of lack of funding and opportunities in schools in DonegalThe event for the Youth Council also marked the end of term for the 2012-2014 Donegal Youth Council where they presented to the audience the progress they made in relation to identified topics from the previous AGM, while the day also saw the newly elected Donegal Youth Council presented before their peers for the first time. The audience was also addressed by Cathairleach of Donegal County Council John Campbell.Donegal Youth Council is funded by Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and aims to provide young people with opportunities to identify, prioritise and work on topics and projects which have been identified by the wider youth population of the county and also to provide young people with opportunities to have their voice heard by being involved in the development of local services and policies which affect themOTHER RECOMMENDATIONS PUT FORWARD FOR VOTING PROCESS Road Safety – Fun Interactive workshop in schools for 5th Years on Road Safety and the consequencesSexual Health – Get teachers who are interested in teaching sexual health having the opportunity to do so, or bring in professionals from other servicesBody Image – Campaign to promote healthy Body Image among Teens in DonegalPhysical Health – DYC plan, organise and facilitate a school challenge of a couch to 5K programme and aim to raise awareness of diet, consequences of no physical activity and bad diet. Physical Health – Helping everyone become involved in some physical activity through providing events to showcase sports, especially alternative sports like tag rugby etc.Drugs & Alcohol – Organise an event for Parents that highlights the dangers of underage alcohol and drug abuse. eg hold meeting in local school.Drugs & Alcohol – make Donegal’s young people more aware of the affects of Drugs/Alcohol/smokingBullying – hold a big event promoting bullying awareness & make a DVD to be shown at it & also available to take back to school youth clubs etc.Racism/LGBT (Inequality) – We feel it is really important to educate young people about discrimination issues such as Racism and LGBT. To result in better Mental Health, confidence and atmosphere in schools. We want to do this through awareness training, starting with teachers, students and the community.Employment – Raise awareness amongst local companies about Youth unemployment. Encourage business to employ young people/offer work experience and CV SkillsYOUNG DONEGAL PEOPLE VOTE MENTAL HEALTH THEIR KEY PRIORITY was last modified: November 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Costa will be given ‘complete rest’

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that Diego Costa will have a period of absolute rest after this weekend’s match against Liverpool.The striker will not even be required to report for treatment on a hamstring problem for a few days ahead of the Blues’ game against West Brom on 22 November.Costa’s injury has been a worry since early in the season and Mourinho was annoyed that he was involved in matches for Spain last month despite concerns over his fitness.“He will have 15 days to finally rest and work properly.”Jose MourinhoHe has not been included in Spain’s squad for games against Belarus and Germany, at last giving Chelsea the kind of chance to give him a proper rest they have been hoping for.And Mourinho, who insists he had no influence over the decision to omit Costa, says the club plan to take full advantage of the situation.He explained: “The plan is immediately after the Liverpool match to have a period of complete rest – no training, no treatment, not even a massage on his muscle. Nothing – just let him rest a few days.“After that, there is specific work he is doing and we don’t have another match to play, so it’s very good news for him.”Costa missed four Chelsea matches and was also affected by an illness after recently playing for his country in games against Luxembourg and Slovakia.Mourinho has attempted to rest him at times, including for this week’s Champions League game against Maribor.“He was protected for the Champions League match but because the [half-time] result was not good, I couldn’t protect him and I had to play him for 45 minutes,” Mourinho said.“As a consequence of the work we are doing with him, I think he’s ready to start the match against Liverpool.“Then he will have 15 days to finally rest and work properly. It’s fantastic news.”See also:Spain leave out Chelsea striker CostaChelsea boss relishes Anfield atmosphereRemy passed fit to return for ChelseaChelsea set to make decision on FabregasFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Team India will be tough to beat at the 2015 World Cup: Tendulkar

first_imgTendulkar holds the 2015 World Cup trophy alongside Oz PM Tony Abbott, Lee and GilchristRetired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has backed defending champion India to do well at next year’s World Cup because of the team’s all-round ability.”India is definitely among the strong contenders for the title,” Tendulkar was quoted as saying in Chennai by The Hindu newspaper on Thursday. “It is a well-balanced side and is tough to beat.”The 41-year-old Tendulkar, who retired last year with the most runs and most centuries in both Tests and one-day internationals, praised all facets of the Indian team as it took a 3-0 lead after four games of a five-match ODI series in England.”If you look at batting, there is a good mix of the right and the left-handers. When a right-left combination is at the crease, it becomes a lot harder for the bowlers. They have to find the right line,” Tendulkar said.Opener Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and allrounder Ravindra Jadeja are the left-handers who are regulars in the one-day squad with experienced allrounder Yuvraj Singh and opener Gautam Gambhir hoping to make comebacks.Team India hammered England 3-0 to clinch the five-match ODI seriesThough India has a lot of depth in batting, its relatively inexperienced bowling has posed problems in the end overs in limited overs games.But Tendulkar, who is set to come out with his autobiography on November 6, said the bowling attack too had been combining well.”The Indians have been bowling well in partnerships. There are some good pace and spin options at different stages of the innings,” said Tendulkar, who was part of the team that won the World Cup at home in 2011.advertisementTendulkar felt the Indian team was also capable of doing well in Tests despite its poor showing in series abroad including a recent 3-1 loss to England in which it lost the last two tests inside three days.The 2015 World Cup will be played in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29.last_img read more

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