Local journalist, AFP correspondent, sidelined from military operation against illegal gold-washing

first_imgNews October 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local journalist, AFP correspondent, sidelined from military operation against illegal gold-washing News May 10, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News June 2, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img FranceEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on France June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Reporters Without Borders has called for an explanation from the French Guiana prefecture and French Guiana’s regional military authorities over sidelining journalist, Frédéric Farine, of local weekly La Semaine Guyanaise and regional correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP), from a military operation against a secret gold-washing site. The reporter, who also works for Radio France International and French daily La Croix, appears to have been deliberately excluded from the operation in the centre of the country, carried out by the prefecture and the Armed Forces of French Guiana (FAG). The prefecture on 2 October 2008, invited several media on board a military helicopter to cover a FAG demolition of a secret gold-washing site in the Saul region. Among those invited were the correspondents for Reuters and representatives of three local media: privately-owned television ACG, Radio France Outremer (RFO, radio and television) and the daily France-Guyane. “We protest first of all against the principle of selection of journalists by the authorities, which is even more surprising since they are behind the initiative of making it a media event,” the worldwide press freedom organisation. “How can it be that military personnel should exclude the correspondent in French Guiana of one of the major national media, AFP? Worse Frédéric Farine has already been treated in the same way during a visit to the region in 2004 of then minister for overseas territories, Brigitte Girardin (see release of 24 September 2004). The journalist however enjoyed “good relations” with the prefecture since then. We hope to rapidly have an explanation on what appears to be at best a blunder, and at worst an exclusion”.Surprised at being sidelined, Farine told Reporters Without Borders that he had tried on the day itself to get an explanation from the authorities. A senior military officer told him that the army did not like the “editorial line” of La Semaine Guyanaise. For such a media operation, the officer said he needed “guarantees”, including “a prior reading” of articles in the weekly. When questioned by France-Guyane, another local media which reported the incident, the authorities said there had been a “weight problem” with the helicopter. But unofficially the officer confirmed that the journalist’s articles did not “play up enough” operations carried out by the FAG.Farine said he was “dumbfounded” by this surprising treatment. The journalist has done a number of reports on gold-washing sites and goes there often of his own accord.last_img read more

All Interim Orders Of Bombay HC And Subordinate Courts To Continue Till June 15 [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAll Interim Orders Of Bombay HC And Subordinate Courts To Continue Till June 15 [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap16 April 2020 2:12 AMShare This – xWith the extension of nationwide lockdown till May 3 in order to combat the coronavirus, the Bombay High Court has now extended all interim orders passed by it or courts subordinate to it till June 15.The coram of Chief Justice BP Dharmadhikari, Justice AA Sayed, Justice SS Shinde and Justice KK Tated passed the order on Wednesday.The bar was represented by Advocate General AA Kumbhakoni,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWith the extension of nationwide lockdown till May 3 in order to combat the coronavirus, the Bombay High Court has now extended all interim orders passed by it or courts subordinate to it till June 15.The coram of Chief Justice BP Dharmadhikari, Justice AA Sayed, Justice SS Shinde and Justice KK Tated passed the order on Wednesday.The bar was represented by Advocate General AA Kumbhakoni, ASG Anil Singh, Senior Advocate Milind Sathe, President of Bombay Bar Association, Senior Advocate Dr. Birendra Saraf, Secretary of BBA and Advocate Sanjeev Kadam, President of Advocates’ Association of Western India.Court has decided to take up matters till May 5, 2020 and to hold a meeting on administrative side to take stock of the situation on May 4, 2020.It has also been clarified that while calculating time for disposal of matters made time bound by the Court, the period for which the order dated March 26, 2020 continues to operate shall be added and time shall stand extended accordingly.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

OpTic Gaming partners with AFK Gaming, SoStronk for Indian CS:GO team

first_imgNorth American esports organisation OpTic Gaming has forged a partnership with AFK Gaming and SoStronk that will see a new all-Indian Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team be formed.OpTic Gaming and its partners are set to host tryouts for the team, aptly titled OpTic India, from May 7th. Participants will undergo “an extensive evaluation based on psychometric and theoretical tests in addition to role-based and in-game analysis,” according to the organisation.Candidates who make a shortlist will then play numerous matches under the watchful eyes of SoStronk’s Prashant “Aequitas” Prabhakar and Ali “Alicus” Saba, Scouting Director of Infinite Esports and Entertainment – OpTic Gaming’s parent company. The selection process will be wrapped up at the LXG Arena in Bangalore, on May 12-13th.Nick “ashes” Ridgeway, Gears of War Coach for OpTic Gaming and Head of Play Support at Infinite Esports and Entertainment said: “We are very excited to be working alongside the excellent teams at AFK Gaming and SoStronk for our expansion into India. At OpTic Gaming, we are passionate about growing and supporting exciting new regions, so India was a natural next step due to the support of so many Indian fans in both India and around the globe.”Registration for the OpTic India draft is open now. SoStronk’s website, which is the destination for registrants, calls this prospective team OpTic’s Academy team. The five members who make it all the way will be offered “competitive salaries”, a “cutting edge bootcamp”, and access to “top international coaches & analysts”.This move comes just days after OpTic Gaming’s main CS:GO team transitioned to having a full-Danish lineup, acquiring Jakob “JUGi” Hansen and Marco “Snappi” Pfeiffer from Heroic.Esports Insider says: Infinite Esports and Entertainment has done some intriguing things since its inception in 2017 – including the GG Esports Academy and the upcoming OpTic Arena – but this may take the cake. Giving an opportunity for budding Indian competitors to join a top tier esports organisation is an exciting move to spectate, never mind be a part of.last_img read more

Angels key spring training dates

first_imgMarch 26-27: Angels vs. Dodgers, Dodger Stadium, 7 p.m.March 29: Opening day, Angels at A’s, Oakland Coliseum, 1 p.m.April 2: Home opener, Angels vs. Indians, Angel Stadium, 7 p.m. Feb. 23: First Cactus League game, Angels vs. A’s, Mesa, Hohokam Stadium, noonFeb. 24: First home Cactus League game, Angels vs. Brewers, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, noonMarch 7: Angels vs. Dodgers, Tempe Diablo Stadium, noonMarch 22: Angels vs. Dodgers, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, 7 p.m.March 25: Angels vs. Dodgers, Angel Stadium, 6 p.m. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ANGELS KEY DATES (all times Pacific)Tuesday: Pitchers and catchers reportWednesday: First workout, pitchers and catchersFeb. 18: Full squad reporting dayFeb. 19: First full-squad workoutlast_img

Early season test for Leafs as Green & White host Murdoch rivals

first_imgThe first of many Murdoch Division Showdowns play out this weekend in the Heritage City when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels invade the NDCC Arena.The Hawks start the three-game Murdoch Division series Friday with a tilt in Nelson.Beaver Valley, suffering its first loss of the season Saturday at home to Osoyoos Coyotes, trails the Leafs and Rebels by a slim one point in Murdoch standings.However, Castlegar has played four more games than both Nelson and Beaver Valley.Twenty-year-old Ryan Edwards, eighth in league scoring with eight goals and eight assists leads the Hawks into the contest.Nelson counters with the one-two punch of Travis Wellman and  Jamie Vlanich — the two line mates have combined for 34 points in seven games this season.Saturday Nelson travels to Castlegar to meet the Rebels in the first of a home-and-home series. Sunday, round two goes at 2:30 p.m. in Nelson.Leaf fans get to see former Leaf defenceman Seth Schmidt in action.Schmidt, a native of Creston, was involved in the deal that sent Vlanich and Wellman to Nelson during the offseason.Schmidt currently sits second in Rebel scoring with 13 points and has points in eight of his nine games played this season.ICE CHIPS: The triple-header weekend has been dubbed Parent Weekend by Leaf management. The three games allow parents of players the opportunity to watch their kids in action. The Leafs hockey club is hosting a reception following Friday’s game against Beaver Valley before a luncheon Saturday afternoon at the Hume Hotel. . . .The Nelson Leafs traded another homegrown product away when Matt MacDonald was dealt to the Revelstoke Grizzlies last week. The 6-foot, 160-pound forward was moved for a player to be named later. Earlier this summer Leaf brass traded Dallon Stoddart to Castlegar in the Wellman/Vlanich deal. In 52 games with Nelson stretching over two seasons, MacDonald had seven goals and seven assists for 14 points.last_img read more