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RSF decries Montenegrin journalist’s 18-month jail sentence

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the 18-month prison sentence that aMontenegro high court imposed today on investigative reporter Jovo Martinovic becauseof his journalistic investigations into arms trafficking, and calls on international bodies not to tolerate thisflagrant violation of the freedom to inform. January 15, 2019 RSF decries Montenegrin journalist’s 18-month jail sentence MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies CorruptionOrganized crimeImprisonedJudicial harassment Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Follow the news on Montenegro Throughout this case, Montenegro has violated its obligation to respect the freedom to inform and this journalist’s right to due process, giving the impression that the actions of prosecutors and judges were subordinated to political interests. News to go further “We condemn this iniquitous verdict and sentence and regret that, during the three years of proceedings against this journalist, the judges took no account of evidence and testimony demonstrating his innocence,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Montenegro : RSF and other leading press freedom organisations condemn the continued judicial persecution of Jovo Martinović Receive email alerts “The extreme harshness of the sentence imposed on Jovo Martinovic is yet another sign of the decline in respect for media freedom and the rule of law in a country that says it wants to join the European Union.” RSF_en MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies CorruptionOrganized crimeImprisonedJudicial harassment Martinovic was doing journalistic investigation on arms trafficking in the Balkans for the French TV current affairs production company CAPA Presse when he was arrested on 22 October 2015, and then spent 15 months in preventive detention until granted a conditional release. Montenegro is ranked 103rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News News The court convicted Martinovic on charges of drug trafficking and criminal association despite the overwhelming evidence that his contacts with organized crime were solely the results of his investigative reporting. RSF calls on all international organizations and western governments to condemn this sentence and to support Martinovic, who plans to appeal. March 30, 2021 Find out more News Organisation November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Cloudland Connector Trail Reaches Completion

first_imgLast June marked the end of a decade’s-long effort to create a fourteen-mile multi-use trail through the heart of the Cumberland Plateau into Georgia’s popular Cloudland Canyon State Park. The trail — facilitated in large part by a Georgia-based conservation organization called the Lula Lake Land Trust — has come to be known as the Cloudland Connector Trail, and it’s 14-mile path provides easy spur access to more than 60 miles of well maintained hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails.The Lula Lake Land Trust is the product of a 50-plus year rehabilitation project that began with the acquisition of 80 acres of old mining property on top of Lookout Mountain. The land was initially acquired in the late 1950s by a local conservationist named Robert Davenport. During his lifetime, Davenport ensured that previously clear-cut timber was replanted and that all of the area’s spectacular natural features were preserved to the best of his ability. By the time he died, he had extended his land holdings to as many 1,800 acres, and his will officially hashed out the formation of the Lula Lake Land Trust.Today the Lula Lake Land Trust preserves more than 8,000 acres in northwest Georgia. In addition to supporting recreation-based initiatives like the Cloud Land Connector Trail, the trust has worked relentlessly to protect the native flora and fauna found within its boundaries. Most notable of the species they’ve worked to save is a federally protected and significantly threatened wild rose known as the Virginia Spiraea.Bear Creek bridge June 2014According to Developmental Director Tricia King, the idea for a trail connecting the Lula Lake Land Trust to Cloudland Canyon State Park was conceived about ten years ago at a routine board meeting.“When the trail was originally proposed we weren’t 100% certain that we’d actually be able to turn our long-term goal into a reality,” King said. “Fortunately we gained a lot of invaluable support from volunteer groups and private land holders in the area.”Through a combination of hard work from Lula Lake Land Trust employees, volunteer efforts from groups like the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) and conservation easements agreed upon by nearby landowners, the Cloudland Connector Trail has become a reality, and land that was previously inaccessible is now open for public recreation and enjoyment.The trail starts about fourteen miles north of Cloudland Canyon State Park and culminates within the park boundaries. A trailhead for its northern terminus can be found on Nick-A-Jack Road, and there are three others —5 Points, Ascalon and Durham—located at different points along its 14-mile course. All of the trailheads afford access to the 20 miles of world-class single track found within the Five Points Recreation Area.Travel past the border of Cloudland Canyon State Park, and you’ll find a backcountry area with 13 remote campsites as well as one of the most spectacular views—the Cloudland Canyon Vista—that northwest Georgia has to offer.–Read more of contributor Travis Hall’s work at his website travishallfreelance.wordpress.com.CCT Master Map_Satellite Landscape_16 JUNE 2014last_img read more

Police invade Spanish club headquarters

first_imgRelatedPosts Monreal completes Real Sociedad switch  Okazaki joins Malaga on one-year deal Police arrest tennis players in match-fixing ring   Police entered the headquarters of Spanish club Málaga on Wednesday to seize documents related to a court case involving the second-division team. Authorities did not release further details because the search-and-seizure action was part of an investigation being conducted under secrecy. Police would not confirm Spanish media reports that the action was about a case in which Qatari owner Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Thani is being sued by minority owners over alleged administrative irregularities. Al-Thani took over the club in 2010. Málaga last month fired coach Víctor Sánchez del Amo after an intimate video was released online. The team from southern Spain is 16th in the 22-team second-division standings.Tags: Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-ThaniMalagaSpanish Policelast_img read more

Photo library: Infrastructure 6

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Industries and businesses surrounding Cape Town International Airport. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The road into Cape Town International Airport. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageINFRASTRUCTURE 6: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Beyond Quora: 9 Q&A Services for the Enterprise

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Pulse is an enterprise microblogging platform from Neudesic. In addition to its core microblogging functionality, it features a Q&A section called Connect with Experts. Its Q&A capabilities are very similar to Quora’s. For example, users can vote answers up and down, or can ask questions of a specific individual. Like Newsgator, it can run as an add-on to SharePoint.SocialcastSocialcast started life as an enterprise microblogging tool, and added a Q&A feature earlier this year. Socialcast is, along with Qontext and SimplyBox, one a growing number of enterprise collaboration tools that can be embedded in existing applications. This means users can access activity streams, status updates and questions from the applications they already use every day. CEO Tim Young believes this will be the key to success for its Q&A feature. If users can both ask and answer questions from their standard applications, the tool has a better chance of being adopted and providing value. This helps solve part of the problem Opzi sees in terms of ingrained habits.As for routing, Socialcast monitors your behavior when using the system to determine what your interests are -accounting or Ruby, for example. When someone asks a question that’s related to your interests, you’ll be notified. It also has topic sections that users can check manually or subscribe to.Yammer IT + Project Management: A Love Affair MindQuilt is an early entrant in enterprise Q&A. Founder Daniel Kim says the company’s main competition is actually not any other product – it’s inaction. He says the company’s customers don’t ask about Opzi or Quora – instead the question MindQuilt is different from a wiki.And how is it different from a wiki? Kim says that most non-technical users don’t know how to contribute to a wiki. Also, it’s difficult to create and change a wiki’s structure. MindQuilt, he says, provides an easy interface and a simple structure for knowledge sharing.MindQuilt is promoting its routing features and game mechanics incentives key differentiators.OpziOpzi is set to launch next month. According to founder Euwyn Poon, Opzi is moving towards wiki format that emphasizes knowledge management.One thing the Opzi team is focusing on is how to harness users’ existing habits. There already a number of ways employees try to get their questions answer – such as asking the person sitting next to them or sending the question to a mailing list. Poon doesn’t think it’s a good idea to fight those ingrained habits. It will be interesting to see what the company comes up with.QhubQhub is less enterprise-focused than the other vendors on this list. It’s designed for business that want to build hosted Q&A sites. Typically, these will be public facing. It’s the Blogger or WordPress.com of Q&A sites, and is the sort of thing you’d add-on to an existing site or blog.Some companies are using it for customer service, which puts it into competition with companies like GetSatisfaction and UserEcho, which both include a Q&A feature.Enterprise Products with Q&A Baked-InBloomfire When Yammer launched its new social platform last year, expanding beyond its microblogging roots, it added a Questions app that gives users basic Q&A functionality. We’ve discovered several more vendors since we first looked at the enterprise questions and answers space earlier this year. It’s a young market, but one that’s heating up quick. There are pure Q&A vendors like the ones we mentioned before, and several other social platforms have added Q&A features to existing products.Here’s a look at nine companies that are trying to improve knowledge management through Q&A software.Pure Q&A VendorsMindQuilt Tags:#enterprise#Trends center_img klint finley Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Bloomfire differs from all the other vendors listed here in that it is a video-oriented solution. In this way, it could cross-over into our YouTubes for enterprise list. More specifically, Bloomfire is a social learning suite. Its customers include The Kellogg Company, Overstock.com and Lifesize (a division of Logitech).One of the goals of Bloomfire is to develop learning resources that answer multiple questions. “If normal Q&A sites are a rifle, we’re a shotgun,” says CEO Josh Little. What he means is that using a typical Q&A tool you normally get a very specific answer to a very specific question. Bloomfire wants questions to serve as the springboard for users to share much more knowledge about a subject than a single answer. It prioritizes creative presentations that answer a several questions about a topic.The use of video is one way to facilitate this. Although users can leave textual answers to questions, Little says most users are more comfortable just turning on a Web cam and speaking naturally than they are trying to craft a well thought-out written response.MindTouchMindTouch, an enterprise wiki geared towards developers crafting documentation, has a Q&A feature built-in. You can see it in action at the Complete Android Guide site.NewsgatorNewsgator provides a suite of social features that run on top of Microsoft SharePoint, including Q&A, microblogging and idea management.Pulselast_img read more

Navy Considers Virginia Florida Sites for UAS Mission

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Navy is considering two of its bases in Florida — Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville and Naval Air Station Key West — and NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore as candidates to become the East Coast home base for the next generation of surveillance unmanned aerial systems (UASs).The base would host launch and recovery operations for the still-under-development MQ-4C Triton as well as a maintenance facility, reported Delmarva Now. The base would be home to four unmanned aircraft with room for up to four more undergoing maintenance, said Ted Brown, environmental public officer for Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk.Operations would begin in 2020, Brown said. An environmental assessment of the three sites is expected to be completed in late June.“At this point, we don’t have a preferred alternative,” Brown said. “We are still doing the analysis.”The new UASs are intended to accomplish several tasks, including reconnaissance missions over ocean and coastal regions.The mission would bring 400 full-time jobs move to Virginia’s Eastern Shore, significantly boosting the local economy, said Peter Bale, president of the Wallops Island Regional Alliance. The decision could add between 1,500 and 2,000 residents to the area, including family members.“I like to refer to it as a Richter scale event,” Bale said. “It would be phenomenal,” he said.“Wallops is an ideal place to base the Navy’s new Triton aircraft, and I look forward to discussing that option with the Pentagon,” said Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes (R), chairman of the House Armed Services’ Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.last_img read more