Journalist Ali Said badly beaten

first_img RSF_en News March 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Ali Said badly beaten Journalist Ali Said of the magazine Radio wa Telvesa was badly beaten by thugs following an interview in which the actress Yetimad Khurshid, widow of the secret police chief under former President Gamal Adbel Nasser, talked about crimes ordered by Safwat Al-Sherif, former secretary-general of the then-ruling National Democratic Party and information minister for 22 years. Reporters Without Borders said the recent wave of physical attacks and arrests recalled the practices of the Mubarak years. center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img


first_imgA Co Donegal woman has been nominated to one of the world’s most famous engineering halls of fame.Professor Maire O’Neill from Glenties, has enjoyed a trailblazing career in the world of digital security.Now she has beEn nominated to enter the Semta Engineering Hall of Fame. She is the youngest ever engineering professor at Queen’s University Belfast and also the youngest to be elected a fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering.The 36-year-old, who juggles a busy career with caring for her two children, works at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s.Maire is one of five people shortlisted for the Semta Hall of Fame award which celebrates the most inspiring and innovative UK engineers.Respected as one of Europe’s leading digital security experts, she previously won British Female Inventor of the Year for work on high speed data security. Her research involves designing novel security solutions for communications applications such as email, cloud, set-top boxes and mobile technologies.As Maire explained, there is a long tradition of women in engineering but they are still very much under-represented in the profession.“I try to get involved in events to promote engineering at secondary school level.” she said.“I was part of an initiative called Scientific Women Academic Network. Queen’s has been awarded a silver medal in the Swan charter about how we go about promoting women in research and academia. I led the team that won that award for our engineering department in Queen’s.“We are proud of that and are trying to address the lack of women in our discipline and how we can go about increasing representation.” On her Semta Hall of Fame nomination, Maire added: “I am pretty proud I am alongside the shortlistees. I noticed James Dyson was previously shortlisted. I am in good company – I feel it is quite an honour.”DONEGAL WOMAN RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR ONE OF WORLD’S TOP ENGINEERING HONOURS was last modified: January 29th, 2015 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)Tags:donegalGlentiesHall of FameMarie O’Neillsemta Engineeringlast_img read more

Loggers host Menlo-Atherton in first state playoff game in program history tonight

first_imgThe message from Jason White 24 hours before his Loggers take the field for their first state championship playoff game in program history is as clear as it was in mid September — the Eureka Loggers welcome any challenge.What the head coach won’t admit? They really haven’t faced one. Not against the several upper division teams his Loggers handled with ease during the regular season and certainly not against Las Lomas a week ago in the North Coast Section D-III semifinals, a game which the …last_img

Chipping Away at U.S. Energy Use

first_imgWhether it was due to economic pressure, energy efficiency incentives, or a combination of both, Americans used more solar, nuclear, biomass, and wind energy in 2008 than they did in 2007, according to energy flow charts produced by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the nation’s key sources of technological research for national security.The flow charts, which were released this week, show 2008 energy usage in the U.S. at 99.2 quadrillion Btu, down 2.26% from 101.5 quadrillion Btu in 2007. Overall, the nation used less coal and petroleum during the same time frame and only slightly increased its natural gas consumption. Geothermal energy use remained the same, LLNL said in a press release.While commercial and residential energy use climbed slightly, it declined by 1.17 quadrillion and 0.9 quadrillion Btu, respectively, in the petroleum-dependent industrial and transportation sectors, which trimmed consumption when oil prices soared last year.Key to improving on these generally positive trends, said A.J. Simon, an LLNL energy systems analyst who develops the energy flow charts using data provided by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, will be our efforts to develop devices and strategies that make the most efficient use of the energy we consume. Rejected energy – essentially the amount of energy that is consumed but ultimately wasted – amounted to 57% of the 99.2 quadrillion Btu Americans consumed last year.“I’m really excited about the renewed push for energy efficiency in this country,” Simon said in the LLNL press release, “because once that energy is rejected, it’s no longer useful. But more-efficient power plants, automobiles and even light bulbs really do reject less energy while providing the same energy services.”last_img read more

Harness the Power of the Alt Key in Premiere Pro

first_imgLearn how to harness the power of the Alt key to drastically speed up your Premiere Pro video editing workflow.Image via ShutterstockThe keyboard shortcuts associated with the Alt key in Premiere Pro are surprising plentiful and powerful. This video tutorial looks at a few that can be implemented with ease in your daily video editing workflow.Now, let’s take a closer look at a few of the Alt Key shortcuts covered in the tutorial above.IsolateVideo and audio are often linked together in the timeline. By default, when you bring a video clip into the timeline that contains audio, the two are linked. You can tell the two are linked by the brackets around the A and V symbols on the clip. If you want to edit the audio or video separately, you could unlink and then make your edits. A much faster way is to simply use the Alt key. When using the Alt key, you can make edits to either the audio or video separately, while still maintaining the link.DuplicateTo duplicate an asset on your timeline, simply hold the Alt key and grab your clip with the Selection tool to move it. As soon as you drag the clip, it will duplicate. As mentioned before, you could isolate the audio or video portion of a clip by holding the Alt key to select, and then, once selected, hold Alt and move the clip to duplicate.RearrangeThis is definitely a handy shortcut to learn, as it can save you quite a bit of time. Often while editing you need to move a clip to a different location on the timeline. You can do this by grabbing the clip and holding the Command key to perform an Insert Edit. The problem is you are left with a gap from the source location. However, holding the Alt key while performing the Insert Edit will perform a Rearrange Edit, closing the gap.This is a pretty advanced function — be aware that you can throw a lot of things out of sync if you aren’t paying attention.DeleteJust as the heading states, holding Alt while deleting a clip will perform a Ripple Delete, closing the gap on your timeline. It’s the little shortcuts like these that will end up saving you massive amounts of time in the long run.ReplaceYou can replace a clip on the timeline with a clip in the Project Panel or Source Monitor. Simply hold the Alt key, drag your clip from the Project Panel/Source Monitor, and drop it on top of another clip in the timeline.CreateAs noted before, you can duplicate a clip by holding Alt and dragging a clip on the timeline. When you do this to a Title, it will duplicate in the timeline and also create a copy of the title in your Project Panel. This is the same as using the New Title Based on Current Title feature in the Title Designer.Got any other Premiere Pro keyboard shortcuts to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

PH fights for gold in men’s squash

first_imgLATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippine squash men’s team made the finals Monday, inching closer to a first gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in recent years.The pair of Robert Andrew Garcia and Juan Rafael Yam edged Darren Rahul and ng Eain Yow of Malaysia, 2-0, to barge into the championship round which begins Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next Grueling flight worth it for Syquia after winning gold MOST READ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa They are up against Singapore’s Benedict Chan and Pang Ka Hoa who ousted Eris Setiavan and Ade Furkon of Indonesia, 2-0.The women’s team of Jemyca Aribado, Isabelle Gotuaco and Yvonne Alyssa Dalida bagged bronze after dropping a 2-1 decision to Shiela Sivakumar, Yeong Wai Yhann and Pamela Chua of Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini tells 2-goal Anderson: I want more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini tells 2-goal Anderson: I want moreby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was delighted with two-goal Felipe Anderson after victory at Southampton.Pellegrini has now challenged the 25-year-old to be even better than his current form, although the manager is delighted with how the club’s record signing is performing.“He’s a different player,” Pellegrini said. “He’s a player that makes important things in every game. “I continue to think that he will continue to improve. He’s still losing too many balls; maybe he needs to understand that it’s not easy in the Premier League. “But in every game, he makes a difference, with important play.” last_img read more

a month agoNorway sensation Erling Haaland dreams of Leeds glory

first_imgNorway sensation Erling Haaland dreams of Leeds gloryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorway sensation Erling Haaland dreams of winning the Premier League title with Leeds United.The 19-year-old, son of former Leeds and Manchester City defender Alf-Inge, scored a hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 win over Genk.Haaland has been linked with with Manchester United after playing under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde.But speaking to Norwegian newspaper Aftenpostenback in 2017, Haaland said: “I want to be the best. The dream is to win the Premier League with Leeds.”As well as that, the goal is to be a better player than Dad was. I hope to get more international matches than he did.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

No Shortfall in Supply of Foreign Exchange – BOJ

first_img Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says recent fluctuations in the exchange rate have resulted from greater demand for foreign currency and not a shortfall in supply. Noting that the exchange rate appreciated by 3.8 per cent during the October to December 2017 quarter, Mr. Wynter said this trend continued into the first week of January 2018, adding that since then, the market entered a “new phase” with the resulting depreciation. “We can confirm that it’s not a supply shortfall that’s happening. Dollars are flowing, if you look at the trading numbers… but there is a substantially higher demand that is creating this movement of the exchange rate,” the Governor said. Story Highlights Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says recent fluctuations in the exchange rate have resulted from greater demand for foreign currency and not a shortfall in supply.Noting that the exchange rate appreciated by 3.8 per cent during the October to December 2017 quarter, Mr. Wynter said this trend continued into the first week of January 2018, adding that since then, the market entered a “new phase” with the resulting depreciation.He was speaking at the Bank’s quarterly media briefing at the BOJ Auditorium, downtown Kingston, on February 21.“We can confirm that it’s not a supply shortfall that’s happening. Dollars are flowing, if you look at the trading numbers… but there is a substantially higher demand that is creating this movement of the exchange rate,” the Governor said.Mr. Wynter said consequent on this, the Bank took the decision over a week ago to release US$40 million into the market for sale in March through the BOJ Foreign Exchange Intervention and Trading Tool (BFXITT).He continued that the further five per cent reduction in the BOJ’s foreign exchange surrender requirements on February 5 has also provided an additional US$30 million to the monthly currency flow available to authorised dealers and cambios for sale to their customers, following a similar move in October 2017.Mr. Wynter expressed the hope that these interventions will spur a favourable and positive response from the market.The Governor said the BOJ is “pretty confident” in the effectiveness of the BFXITT mechanism.“Our goal is to create some assurance to people doing business in Jamaica, whether you are buying or selling, that market (sustainability) will always be there. We are interested in the flows in the market and making sure that they remain healthy, and we want to see them increase. We think they will when buyers and sellers develop more confidence in this (BFXITT) mechanism,” Mr. Wynter said.last_img read more

Eyewitnesses reporting crash on South Taylor Hill

first_imgORIGINAL POSTFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A number of eyewitnesses are reporting that Highway 97 is closed at the top of the South Taylor Hill because of a collision.The first report came in at 4:55 p.m. from Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier, who was driving on Highway 97 headed to the Fort St. John Airport. Bernier said that the crash, which involved a pickup truck and a semi-truck, had occurred just moments before he happened upon the scene. According to Bernier, the crash is located roughly 300 metres from the chain-up area at the top of the South Taylor Hill, and that emergency crews were just arriving on the scene when he arrived. He added that the crews at the scene have closed the highway in both directions.Several other motorists have also messaged to report the crash, though at this point, there’s no word about the crash from or the RCMP. There were also no vehicles visible on the DriveBC highway cam at the top of the South Taylor Hill as of 5:06 p.m. MST. 12:30a.m. UPDATE – The Highway is open in both directions.11:00 p.m. UPDATE – still says the Highway will be closed until 3:30 a.m. Mountian time Monday.  For updates throughout the night visit www.drivebc.ca9:30 p.m. UPDATE – continues to say the Highway will be closed until at least 3:30 a.m. Mountain time Monday.  The next update on the status of the Highway will be issued at 11 p.m. 6:40 p.m. UPDATE – says the Highway will be closed until at least 3:30 a.m. Mountain time.  The only detour they recommend is using the highways through Chetwynd and Hudson’s Hope.6:00 p.m. UPDATE – says there is no current estimate on when the Highway will re-open.  They list the best detour as going back through Chetwynd and Hudson’s Hope.#BCHwy97 Closed 7km South of #TaylorBC due to vehicle incident. Detour available see: #YXJ #FortStJohn— Drive BC (@DriveBC) March 5, 20185:45 p.m. UPDATE – Eyewitnesses in the area of the collision say they are being told it will be several hours before the Highway will be open again.  Official information about the closure or the collision has not been released as of yet by authorities.Here is a photo of the scene.This image was sent to This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once we receive more information.last_img read more