News Receive email alerts ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Help by sharing this information Reports ZimbabweAfrica Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell The authorities in Zimbabwe continue to flout the right to news and information, Reporters Without Borders said today. Compounding a recent ban on opposition access to the state media, parliament has now passed an amendment to the already extremely repressive Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA).Proposed by President Mugabe’s right-hand man, information minister Jonathan Moyo, the amendment provides for a sentence of up to two years in prison or a fine for any journalist who tries to work without being accredited with the government’s Media and Information Commission (MIC).”The all-out censorship imposed by the Mugabe regime shows no sign of stopping,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This amendment will facilitate the imprisonment of intractable journalists and is further evidence of the government’s opposition to freedom and democracy.”Accusing Zimbabwe of caring nothing about the commitments it has given to its partners in southern Africa, Reporters Without Borders said, “we once again urgently call on South Africa to demand an explanation from Harare.”Passed with the votes of the ruling Zanu-PF party and condemned by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the amendment reinforces the absolute power which the Media and Information Commission now exercises over journalists and the news media. All of the commission’s members are appointed by the government. News RSF_en November 12, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further November 11, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities tighten vice on journalists in amendment to press law News Organisation Follow the news on Zimbabwe September 1, 2020 Find out more
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! The Fourth of July is fast approaching and many area residents are stocking up on bottle rockets, sparklers and firecrackers. We’ve summarized Indiana’s Fireworks Laws below so that you can stay safe and legal this Independence Day.Indiana Code 22-11-14-6 allows you to discharge fireworks on your property until 11 PM. On a legal holiday (which by statute includes every Sunday) you may discharge fireworks up until midnight.You may only discharge fireworks on your own property, on property that you have permission to use, or at a special discharge location authorized by the fire department having jurisdiction. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have an adult present in order to possess or use fireworks.Discharging or possessing fireworks in violation of IC 22-11-14-6 is punishable a Class C Infraction. Damaging another person person’s property with fireworks is punishable as a Class A Misdemeanor. Causing serious injury to another person with fireworks is punishable as a Class D Felony. Under IC 35-45-3-2 a person who places or leaves a spent firework on the property of another person commits Littering as a Class B Infraction.Vanderburgh County Code 12.24.010(u) prohibits the possession or discharge of fireworks within a county maintained park. The City of Evansville further restricts the use of fireworks within the corporate limits. The Evansville Municipal Code regulating fireworks may be foundhere.Sheriff Dave Wedding explained, “Even though the law permits the discharge of fireworks on any day of the year, intentionally annoying to your neighbors during the work week could result in a citation for disorderly conduct.” Sheriff Wedding added, “Our office wants everyone to have a great time this Fourth of July, we just ask that residents be courteous to their neighbors and exercise a little common sense.”Fireworks complaints in the county have been on a downward trend the last few years. The Sheriff’s Office received only forty-three (43) complaints last summer, compared to sixty-four (64) in 2014 and seventy-one (71) during the summer of 2013.Residents should call 911 to report the unsafe or illegal use of fireworks, but are asked to refrain from calling 911 to report fireworks use that is in compliance with the law. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
BHD Sydney getting ready to begin work at Garden Island, Image source: BirdonBirdon, a Port Macquarie based engineering company, has won a contract to undertake dredging works at Garden Island in Sydney, as part of the Garden Island Redevelopment Project.The dredging works are aimed to increase the depth of the berth pocket for naval vessels at Garden Island as part of an upgraded wharf infrastructure project, said the company.According to Birdon’s latest announcement, the contract will include the supply, maintenance and operation of all equipment for the removal and disposal of a significant volume of dredged material from Sydney Harbor, using equipment tailored for operation in the local conditions.Birdon’s split hopper barge Pelican and backhoe dredger BHD Sydney have now arrived at Garden Island, ready to begin the dredging operations.Pelican pictured with the Sydney Harbor Bridge, on its way to Garden Island, Image source: Birdon
A bomb hit a Nigerian internally displaced persons (IDP) camp today in the outskirts of Adamawa state capital Yola located in the northeast region of the country.The blast is the first such attack on an IDP camp in the West African most populous country.It went off at an IDP camp in a school in the village of Malkohi, a spokesperson with the National Emergency Management Agency said.It is not known yet who the perpetrators of the attack are though suspicions are will most probably laid on the Islamist extremist militant group Boko Haram.Boko Haram has waged a six-year insurgency that has displaced about 2.1 million people and killed thousands of others.
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — An Ivy Tech Community College business professor has received distinguished recognition for her years of service advising the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg.Jennifer Morton received a Distinguished Advisor Award at Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst 2017, the honor society’s annual convention.Morton is a Professor of Business Administration and Department Chair for Business, Accounting, and Computing and Informatics.The Distinguished Advisor Award is presented to Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisors with at least four years or more of service.Advisors are recognized for significant contributions to the growth of individual members, service as the chapter’s advocate on campus, and encouraging the chapter to be involved on the local, regional and international level of the organization.Morton has served as the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Phi Theta Kappa advisor since 2006.In 2008, she received the Paragon Award for New Advisors from the honor society.
SUPERBIKER Kevin Persaud has backed his youthful approach as the determining factor when he takes the track aboard his superbike in the second National Race of Champions tomorrow at the South Dakota Circuit.Persaud, who was part of the team that toured Jamaica recently, is optimistic that there are more podiums in his future, especially with the work he has been putting in locally.The rider told Chronicle Sport, “I’ve been getting in sessions from the last two Sundays as well as a couple days during this week, and I’m feeling really confident of putting out a good performance this weekend.”“The bike is working fine, just some suspension tuning, which we have been working on over the past week as we try to get the bike ready and raring to go for Sunday,” he added.He noted that track-wise, while he has ridden numerous race and practice laps around the South Dakota Circuit, he still feels that practice is one of the key factors for success.“Competitor-wise, I think everyone is in for a treat on race day and there are obvious reasons why. Guys have been producing the times to show they are putting in the ground work, and that shows that there are threats on race day,” he opined.Persaud said, however, “I think my edge is that I am willing to go the extra mile, and do what it takes to get the win. I think that will give me the edge over my other competitors.”His bike is sponsored by Palm Court, Chico Ramas, Motor Trend, R. Kisson Contracting Services and Miracle optical with the number 93 branding.Meanwhile, all things are on stream for the event, which begins at 08:30hrs.The sponsors include: Ansa McAl, Prem’s Electrical, B.M. Soat, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Ready Mix, Special Auto, Japarts, Ticket Master, Palm Court, KGM, MAC Batteries, S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction, L Mahabir and Sons Cambio and Choke Gas Station.
The Champions League holders beat Club America of Mexico 2-0 to reach the decider.Karim Benzema and Christiano Ronaldo got the goals which set up a meeting with Kashima Antlers of Japan.
Swansea City drops gambling sponsor August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Asian sports betting and online casino company LeTou, the gaming shirt sponsor of Premier League side Swansea City, has backed calls for professional sportsman to receive problem gambling education and support.The Professional Players Federation (PPF) and GambleAware has called for added guidance to be provided, with the PPF urging bookmakers to ensure any sponsorship agreements include a provision for mandatory education to participants regarding problem gambling.Paul Fox, LeTou CEO, commented: “LeTou is committed to responsible gaming and works tirelessly to ensure we safeguard all who enjoy a flutter. It is imperative that all sports people are supported and educated to avoid the pitfalls that a minority encounter. “All operators have a responsibility to support initiatives such as Responsible Gambling Week and the ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign. “There have also been incidences where sportspeople have breached betting regulations and it is important that they are aware of the rules. “As well as supporting awareness campaigns, it is important that gaming companies proactively find other ways to help those in need. “At LeTou, we have donated our Swansea City corporate hospitality and season tickets to Shelter Cymru and Disability Sport Wales.”Adding: “It is our job to ensure that the integrity of sport is not compromised in any way. By continuing to work together with sports organisations, clubs, federations, and gambling awareness groups, we can ensure that all sports people are provided with robust support.”Regarding the issue, LeTou has also been in discussion with Swansea City Football Club to make sure that both parties are in agreement. A Swansea City spokesperson said: “As a club we work closely with our players, in particular our Academy groups from the Under-23s down, to educate them on sensible gambling – a subject we take very seriously.“This includes annual presentations from the Premier League and weekly seminars from our local Police representative.“Working in conjunction with the Professional Footballers Association, we also have a very extensive life skills programme to cover a wide range of topics including online safety, drugs, gambling, mental health, bullying etc.’’ GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Share Submit