first_img to go further Help by sharing this information June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Algeria Receive email alerts AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News The daily paper Liberté reported in 2001 that a policeman in Boufarik, a small town west of Algiers, tried to get the owner of a cybercafé to note down the names and addresses of customers and the websites they connected to. The owner refused and filed a complaint. After this was reported by the media, the local police chief said it was a personal initiative of the police officer and that he had been suspended.Since then, no cases of censorship have been recorded. However, article 14 of a 1998 telecommunications decree says ISPs “must take responsibility” for the content of sites and servers they run or host. They are also required to “take all necessary steps to ensure continuous monitoring” of content and servers accessible to their customers so as to block access to “material that undermines public order and morale.”In May 2001, parliament passed an amendment to the criminal code that caused outcry among journalists. Its article 144 (b) provided for prison terms of between two months and a year and fines of between 750 euros and 3750 euros in the event of “denigration of the president through insults or defamation,” in writing, drawings or speech, through radio and TV broadcasts or electronic or computer means. Offenders can be directly prosecuted by the government without a prior complaint being filed. For repeat offenders, the punishments are doubled. These sanctions also apply to such attacks on parliament, the armed forces and any other public body. Several journalists have been given prison sentences, but the measure has not so far hampered the growth of the Internet.LINKS:- News site of Algeria Interface – The human rights group Algeria Watch- The Human rights in North Africa Organisation RSF_en Unlike in neighbouring Tunisia, the Internet in Algeria is not controlled by the authorities. Laws give the government power to regulate and even monitor it, but they have not so far been used. Follow the news on Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News May 12, 2021 Find out more Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News May 18, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Exhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacy

first_img TAGSDr Hugh MaguireexhibitionfeaturedFr John Leonardfull-imageGlucksman LibraryHunt MuseumlimerickMy city my home Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An early photograph of Limerick’s O’Connell Street that is included in the Hunt Museum’s ‘My City, My Home’ exhitbition.LIMERICK’S artistic legacy is one of the finest in the country and deserves to be widely known, according to the director of the city’s Hunt Museum.Dr Hugh Maguire was speaking in advance of the opening of the Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Limerick: My city My Home’  on this Friday, November 28. The exhibition, which  will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will run until next February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wealth of visual records for the city is most significant and especially from the sixteenth century onwards artists and cartographers captured the strategic, economic and architectural importance of the city.Limerick was considered very much within a wider European context and later its architectural embellishment and ambition linked it with tastes in Great Britain and subsequently the scale and breadth of the British Empire.The Museum’s winter exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and gives visitors an insight into the wealth of holdings, nationally and locally of Limerick visual material from sixteenth century maps to contemporary photography.According to Dr Maguire the exhibition can only touch on what’s available and whet the visitor’s appetite.“The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.“The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”, he said.The exhibition is open daily and admission is free. Advertisement Previous articleCriminals locked out of Limerick PrisonNext articleFighting cutbacks to highlight drug and alcohol awareness Editor Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsExhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacyBy Editor – November 19, 2014 1086 First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition last_img read more

ADB to provide Indonesia with $2.7b in loans to support human capital, infrastructure development

first_imgThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide around US$2.7 billion in loans this year to support Indonesia’s human capital, infrastructure and green energy development.ADB president Masatsugu Asakawa said the bank planned to provide Indonesia with more loans this year than the $1.7 billion it provided in 2019. The bank plans to provide Indonesia with $500 million for a competitiveness enhancement program and another $500 million for a financial inclusion program this year.“This is an increase of $1 billion but it is still a forecast amount,” Asakawa said during a news conference in Jakarta on Tuesday after a meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “We want to expand ADB’s support for human capital development and infrastructure connectivity.” After meeting with Jokowi, Asakawa said the bank would focus on providing support in a range of areas including clean energy, higher education and skills development as well as innovative green and blue financing.The ADB has also committed to funding several projects in South Sulawesi including the Mamminasata toll-road project, low-cost apartment developments and a clean water program. The bank plans to finance priority projects of the Indonesian government and the private sector, Asakawa said. In his inaugural speech at the beginning of his second term, Jokowi announced that his administration would prioritize human capital and infrastructure development. The administration’s goal is to set Indonesia on the path to becoming one of the world’s five largest economies by 2045, with a near zero percent poverty rate and an average per person monthly income of Rp 27 million.Read also: Jokowi lays out vision for human capital development in state of nation address “We advise [Indonesia] to create a business and investment environment through pro-growth economic and fiscal policy,” said Asakawa. “It is important to combat [the negative effects] of the trade war between the US and China as well as the coronavirus.”Two Indonesians have tested positive for COVID-19, while the government has launched a Rp 10 trillion fiscal stimulus package to support the tourism industry and boost consumer spending to counter the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Worldwide, more than 90,000 people have been infected with the virus and more than 3,000 have died.  Read also: Indonesia announces $742m stimulus to shield economy from virus Asakawa added that the bank’s proposed Country Partnership Strategy for Indonesia for 2020-2024 would support the government’s development priorities and seek to catalyze private sector financing, promote innovation and new technologies.Between 1966 and 2018, the ADB committed $36.68 billion in sovereign and nonsovereign loans, equity investments and guarantees. Furthermore, the ADB provided $460.5 million in technical assistance and $449.98 million in grants to Indonesia.Separately, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the bank had conveyed its commitment to supporting Indonesia in several sectors including in education and investment acceleration.“The ADB will provide policy support for several public policies as well as boost activities related to education and infrastructure,” Airlangga said at the State Palace.Airlangga said the government had earned the ADB’s support by working to transform its economy through the omnibus bills on job creation and taxation. “The ADB will provide some sort of training program and financing during the [bills’] implementation.”The government submitted the controversial omnibus bill on job creation to the House of Representatives on Feb. 12 and aims for deliberations to be concluded within 100 days. The bill is expected to improve ease of doing business in Indonesia and attract investment, thereby increasing job opportunities and boosting economic growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, which cooled to its lowest level in four years at 5.02 percent in 2019.Airlangga told The Jakarta Post in a recent interview that the omnibus bill on job creation could help the government inch closer to its 6 percent economic growth target by attracting Rp 1,200 trillion (US$87 billion) in projected investment within a year, creating 3 million new jobs.Topics :last_img read more

Rich Hill solid again in second start with LA Dodgers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “When you think about Rich and Clayton and Kenta (Maeda) and what we have in our rotation, it’s just very encouraging,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, allowing himself to dream. “But obviously most of that is contingent upon Clayton. So we’re trying to take each step with him and build on that. But I think looking forward a little bit – which I think everyone has to do – there’s a little bit of trying to line those two guys up together.“I think if you look at Clayton, Richie and Kenta, those three guys against any three I like our chances. That’s why we acquired him.”The Dodgers have said that far more than Hill has been able to demonstrate it.Inhibited by the blister issues on his index and middle fingers, Hill has made just those two starts since being acquired by the Dodgers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. But they have each been enticing signs of the front-of-the-rotation force the Dodgers believe they acquired. Hill has not allowed a run in his 12 innings for the Dodgers.Saturday night, he walked the first Padres batter he faced then retired the next 14 in order, striking out six and allowing little in the way of hard contact. He walked another in the fifth inning and finally gave up his only hit of the night with two outs in the sixth inning when Alexei Ramirez singled through the box and into center field. LOS ANGELES >> In his time with the Dodgers, Rich Hill has demonstrated a mastery of one of the rules of show business.Always leave them wanting more.In his second start for the Dodgers — separated from the first by nine days, a rainout and a postponement — Hill took a no-hitter into the sixth inning while holding the San Diego Padres scoreless on the way to a 5-1 victory Saturday night.At the same time on another mound in the Southland, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was dominating some wide-eyed Single-A hitters in a three-inning rehab start for Rancho Cucamonga.center_img “You just tip your hat,” Hill said of the lone hit he allowed in six scoreless innings. “I looked back at it afterwards and he really put a good swing on the ball. There’s nothing you can do about it. Just keep going with that same effort and same intensity. That’s baseball.“You don’t go out there looking to complete a no-hitter or throw a no-hitter. But as the game goes on, each pitch has its moment and the tempo and rhythm of the game plays out. You want to stay in that moment and bring that intensity for every pitch.”Still cautious about overworking Hill’s fingers, Roberts said the left-hander would not have seen the seventh inning even if the no-hitter was still intact. He pulled him after 89 pitches in six innings, leaving the rest to the Dodgers’ bullpen. Reliever Casey Fien surrendered the Padres’ only run in the eighth.“For us, we’re trying to obviously win each game but with his history this season and the blisters we’re really trying to be cognizant of that,” Roberts said. “To give us 89, 90 pitches whatever it is – we’re trying to make sure we’re out of the woods.”Hill’s trade-mate, outfielder Josh Reddick, has been lost in the woods since joining the Dodgers. But he has shown signs of life recently and had his second multi-hit game in his past two starts. Reddick’s three hits Saturday included his first home run (and second RBI) with the Dodgers.“It took long enough to finally get here,” Reddick said. “It felt great to contribute to a win. It’s something I wanted to do for a month now and it finally came.”Reddick’s second hit of the night was the last of five consecutive hits by the Dodgers in the fourth inning against Padres starter Luis Perdomo. Consecutive singles by Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez produced one run then Yasmani Grandal crushed a first-pitch fastball from Perdomo, sending it 440 feet over the wall in straightaway center field.Seager’s hit was one of two singles in the game for the rookie shortstop who snapped an 0-for-19 skid. Prior to this stretch of five consecutive hitless games, Seager had not gone more than back-to-back games without a hit this season.last_img read more