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Media up in arms

first_imgNews Tanzanian media unable to cover Covid-19 epidemic Help by sharing this information TanzaniaAfrica RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Organisation October 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media up in arms News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africacenter_img November 5, 2020 Find out more News TanzaniaAfrica Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders supports the privately-owned media’s decision on 9 October to stop covering the activities of two government officials indefinitely in protest against a newly-imposed ban on two Swahili-language dailies, Mwananchi (The Citizen) and Mtanzania (The Tanzanian).The two officials hit by the coverage blackout are Fennela Mukangana, the information minister, and Assah Mwambene, head of the Tanzania Information Services (Maelezo). The authorities announced on 27 September that Mwananchi would be suspended for 14 days and Mtanzania would be suspended for 90 days for “publishing articles inciting hostility (…) and thereby endangering peace and social cohesion.” A third Swahili-language paper, Mwanahalisi, has been suspended since July 2012.“These suspensions are totally illegitimate, and the unusual reaction by the privately-owned media associations has confronted the government with the consequences of its media-gagging policies,” Reporters Without Borders said.“It is now absolutely essential that the Tanzanian parliament should repeal and replace the Newspaper Act of 1976, which gives the information ministry draconian powers and is used to carry out freedom of information violations.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In the meantime, it will be interesting to see how the information minister does without coverage in the privately-owned media, which constitute most Tanzania’s print and broadcast media.”The groups that issued the coverage boycott call on 9 October in Dar es Salaam were the Media Owners Association, the Tanzania Editors Forum, the Media Institute of Southern Africa Tanzania Chapter, the Media Council of Tanzania and the Union of Tanzania Press Club. They expressed dismay at the government’s refusal to lift the newspaper bans and called for a “modern law on the right to information” and other up-to-date legislation to replace the Newspaper Act, which allows the authorities to suspend any publication unilaterally.Tanzania fell 30 place in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is now ranked 70th out of 179 countries.More information on Tanzania Photo : AFD Follow the news on Tanzania February 4, 2021 Find out more to go further Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine storylast_img read more

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Out-Pace Racing Products renews awards for Deery Series, Arnold’s Dirt Knights Tour

first_img“The Out-Pace program is very well-rounded and involves a variety of different divisions and events,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The program is a mirror of the Out-Pace brand, which also involves a lot of diverse products targeting different IMCA divisions. This program has been very beneficial for a lot of IMCA racers.” The Freeport, Ill., suspension com­po­nent manufacturer and sixth-year sponsor gives prize packages of brackets and bars to champions in both the Deery Series for IMCA Late Models and the Arnold’s Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds. Fifty dollar gift certificates will be awarded to drivers in designated finishing positions at each event in both series, and to selected top five finishers at 30 Modified specials and at 15 specials for Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. FREEPORT, Ill. – Competitors in both the Deery Brothers Summer Series and the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour are in the running again this season for awards from Out-Pace Racing Products. Opening night for the Dirt Knights Tour is May 21 at Sports Park Raceway in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Next up for the Deery Series is the May 26 event at Quad City Speedway in East Moline. Information about Out-Pace products is available on at the website, by calling 815 297-0221 and on Facebook. Gift certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office after official results are received. Series champion awards will be presented during the national banquet in November.last_img read more

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Amy Bowling June 17, 1939 – February 5, 2020

first_imgAmy (Sebastian) Bowling, age 80, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020. Born June 17, 1939 in Breathitt County, Kentucky she was the daughter of Vicie and Seymore Sebastian.Amy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years Clarence Bowling, her son Timothy Bowling, and her brother Ray Sebastian.She is survived by her children: Debbie (Albert) Schlemmer and Randy Bowling; her grandchildren: Kristen (Kevin) Wilson, Teri (Tim) Werling, Kyle Schlemmer, Christopher Bowling, Nicholas Bowling, Brady (Savanna) Bowling and Jesse Bowling. She will also be missed by her great grandchildren: Logan Wilson, Olivia and Avery Werling, and Bradee Bowling. Amy is also survived by her sisters: Mamie (Melvin) Hill, Elizabeth Pruitt, Nancy Gerstle, Della Sollman and her brother Danny (Dawn) Sebastian.Visitation will be Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home (Harrison). Burial will follow immediately in Glen Haven Cemetery. After the burial, lunch will be held at Stricker’s Grove.Memorials can be made to Jackman Hensley Funeral Home.last_img read more

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Igokea defeated Szolnok

first_imgBasketball players of ”Igokea” defeated Hungarian club ”Szolnok” with 86:84 in the 23rd round of ABA League. The match was played last night in Laktaši.First period brought good game, and after it ended Igokea had 6 points lead 27:21, but in the end Igokea won with 2 points lead.The most efficient player of Igokea was Corlsley Edwards with 19 points, followed by Jorović with 18 points, while Šehović was the most efficient player of Szolnok with 14 points.Igokea is the best ranked team of ABA League with 41 points, followed by Crvena Zvezda and Radnički, while Szolnok is the last team of ABA League.last_img read more

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Dip Your Toes into a Fun New Year’s Resolution

first_imgSubmitted by Stephanie Roloff for Lacey Parks and Recreation Boot Camp H20 class is a higher-intensity class that incorporates lap swimming, push-ups, and weightsIt’s that time of the year again – the time for a New Year’s resolution to get healthier. This year try something different and make a splash with a water fitness class. Lacey Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of water fitness classes at River Ridge High School Pool.For anyone just starting a fitness routine, exercising in the water is a great low-impact option. Exercising in the water is a good workout – and a little harder than you might expect due to the resistance. But the water also makes it easy to customize a workout by adjusting the range and speed of movement.Jen Norby began an aquatic fitness exercise class at the recommendation of her doctor several years ago while pregnant. She continued as a way to lose weight, gain flexibility, improve her heart health and have a positive attitude about herself. Four years ago she began instructing aquatic fitness classes. Norby teaches Deep Water Aerobics and started the Boot Camp H20 class, a higher-intensity class that incorporates lap swimming, push-ups, and weights. As an instructor Norby said, “It is so rewarding to see the joy and people’s faces during class and hear about the triumphs have overcome by exercising in the water.”Jean-Marie Dymond needed a dual knee replacement in 2012. To prepare for the difficult surgery and strengthen her upper body, she began taking aquatic fitness classes through Lacey Parks and Recreation. Dymond attributes her quick recovery to her deep water aerobics class. After her recovery, she continued with the class because of the affordable prices and well-trained instructors who thoroughly explain the exercises for every level.Jenny Wilson, Recreation Supervisor for Lacey Parks and Recreation said, “Registration is simple. There are no membership fees, contract or hassles. Just browse the class options, choose a class and sign-up over the phone.”Classes are offered weeknights at River Ridge High School Pool year-round. Classes range from Lap Swimming, Boot Camp H20, Shallow Water Aerobics and Deep Water Aerobics. For the full class schedule, view the recreation guide here. You can also try one class for free; call Lacey Parks and Recreation at 360-491-0857 for details. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Batsman Shreyas Iyer bagged the No. 4 slot in the ODI and T20I series

first_imgAdvertisement 2cilpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsl4a1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elhl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8cjvz3Would you ever consider trying this?😱ao7c8Can your students do this? 🌚309Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian cricketer made his debut back in November 2017 at the T20 International New Zealand vs India. The batsman was missing from the grounds at the international matches for quite some time until he made a comeback in the ODI series in the match between India and the West Indies that took place in August this year.Advertisement After his debut, he played in Sri Lanka ODI series and grabbed everyone’s attention by hitting half-centuries. Next, he played against South Africa in the ODI series. He was dropped from the World Cup team after this, and hence he did not make an appearance during the World Cup championship. Soon after India’s sad defeat in the semi-finals at the World Cup, he was back playing against West Indies in the ODI series in August. Advertisement  Chief selector, MSK Prasad told the media, “If you recall, we had inducted Shreyas Iyer (when Virat Kohli was rested) 18 months back into the ODI squad, and he has done reasonably well. Unfortunately, we couldn’t continue with him. Having said that, he has evolved as a player now, and he can be the solution to our No. 4 slot in both ODIs and T20Is.”Advertisement  Due to his impressive record at the domestic level and the India A-game, he was drafted into the ODI and T20I team.   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hawks shutdown Leafs 3-2 to take stranglehold on Murdoch

first_imgThe Hawks dumped Nelson 6-2 Sunday in the first of the home-and-home series.Beaver Valley got goals from three different players — Mitch Foyle, in the first period and second-period markers from Dallas Calvin and Riley Brandt on the power play.Brandt’s winning goal came with Nelson playing two men short.The Hawks then turned to netminder Brett Clark to seal the deal, stopping 26 of 28 shots in the game.Newcomer Adam Hodge, with help from linemates Rayce Miller and Jamie Vlanich, and Nolan Percival, scored late in the third period to start the comeback.But the Hawks were able to run out the clock to secure the two points and control of the Murdoch Division.BLUELINES: A crowd of 523 attended the game before ringing in the New Year. . . . Leaf goalie Adam Maida, playing only his sixth game of the season after suffering a knee injury, lost for the first time this season. . . .Nelson was missing lead scorer Travis Wellman from the lineup. Wellman leads Nelson ins scoring with 65 points, including 37 goals. . . . Nelson, finishing December with a 4-4 records, heads out on the road to the East Kootenay to start January. Nelson plays Kimberley Friday, Golden Saturday and Columbia Valley Sunday afternoon. Next home game is Saturday, January 11 against Spokane Braves. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks proved they can win with offence or defence.The Hawks stymied the vaunted Nelson Leafs offence for 50-plus minutes before holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Murdoch rivals in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action New Year’s Eve at the NDCC Arena.The win not only gives the Hawks the series lead over the Leafs but increases the Beaver Valley lead atop the Murdoch Division to three points.Did was also say the Hawks have won nine straight games, including a four-game sweep of Murdoch Division rivals Nelson and Castlegar to conclude 2013 on a happy note.last_img read more

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Crabs, B52s set for midweek series

first_imgA busy summer of local baseball continues this evening for both the Humboldt Crabs and Humboldt B52s.The two local summer collegiate teams each will host a midweek series after successful season openers over the weekend.The Crabs, who renewed an old rivalry when the Corvallis Knights came to town on Friday, opened the season with a 6-2 win, before Saturday night’s game was called after just three innings due to a blown fuse at the Arcata Ball Park.The Crabs will continue the season with a …last_img read more

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Brand South Africa’s South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University Dialogue overview with Dr Kobby Mensah

first_imgBrand South Africa and the University of South Africa (UNISA) successfully partnered to host the South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) and the Pan-African University Dialogue in a two-day programme on the 11th -12th September 2018 and wrapping up the South African visit with a day-tour in and around Johannesburg and Soweto on the 13th September 2018.The conference brought together academics, and industry representatives from South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria to provide expert input on key issues that impact the competitiveness and reputation of the Pan-African brand. Additionally, to collaborate on finding a way forward in the Pan-African Marketing and Nation Brand research in the era of the Continental Free Trade Area.Further to this, it was important to determine inclusive solutions to the future of education in Pan-African brand marketing for students and educators across the continent.Dr Kobby Mensah from the University of Ghana Business School, a lecturer in the fields of tourism and marketing and one of the panellist at the dialogue, unpacks the two-day programme and his contribution to the dialogue.In a one-on-one conversation, Dr Mensah shared his key highlights on the dialogue, “There is a need for us to collaborate on a number of things, especially as academics, sharing of ideas in areas of study and collaborative research on the identity of Africa, Pan-Africa brand identity. To have a homogenous approach to building and maintaining Pan-African brand identity.”Dr Mensah’s presentation took on the topic of Pan-African identity and some of the ideas he reflected in the presentation was that “As Africa, we are suffering from the problem of autonomous sources of information – news, documentaries and textbooks which do not reflect the truth of who we are. We need to take charge, especially in technology to promote positivity about our countries and the Pan-African identity”As a lecturer he makes sure to challenge his students to advance in digital tourism were they share pictures of their communities, where they blog about their beautiful hidden gems, to influence the African narrative and change perception.When asked about the possibility of a future for a Pan-African brand. Yes, he said; “I definitely see the future and there must be clarity as to what it is we want in terms of a Pan-African Brand. How do we develop a brand that can be accessed within the African space and be able to push into the world?”Dr Mensah was amazed by the information shared by other colleagues and presentations it was “refreshing to see and hear”. This reaffirmed the imperative need for collaborative efforts and changing the principal learnings of what Nation brand is for a country and Pan-Africa.Rounding off the intensive yet informative dialogues, delegates were treated to a tour in and around Johannesburg and lunch served in the popular Lebo’s Backpackers.Dr Mensah encourages Africans to travel their continent and with Ghana, “travellers will be enthralled by the cultural diversity, and the colourfulness of the Ghanaian people and their kente garments”.last_img read more

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Join GEM this Mandela Month

first_imgIf you’re not sure what you’ll be doing this Mandela Month, why not join GEM and Brand South Africa in helping those in need. With a wide range of organisations and initiatives to choose from, you can find something that appeals to you.The GEM Project invites you to join its group of volunteers who are going the extra mile to help the needy on Mandela Month. (Image: GEM Project, via Facebook)Not sure how you’ll be spending your 67 minutes this Mandela Month? Download the GEM Project app and find out what opportunities there are to play your part in your area.With a wide range organisations and initiatives in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Howick, you can find the right place for you to help build a better South Africa for all through active citizenship.The GEM Project App is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the Blackberry App Store, ready to get you set on Nelson Mandela International Day and the days that follow.Where to goSome of the opportunities open to volunteers:Cape TownIkamva Youth – grades 10 and 11 tutoringVolunteers are expected to support learners with their homework and tutor them in concepts they find challenging.Subjects include mathematics, physical science, business studies, electrical technology, mechanical technology, engineering graphics and design.Proteus Technical High School, Reygersdal Drive, Atlantis, Cape TownLadles of Love – soup kitchen for the homelessJoin GEM in giving homeless people in Cape town nourishment and love. It’s the @Ladles way and every bit helps.Doppio Zero, St George’s Mall, Cape Town CBDUpcycle and UcookVolunteers help to set up the kitchen and other activities.Claremont Civic Centre, 231 Main Road, ClaremontDomestic Animal Rescue GroupThere are 10 volunteer stations for those who want to meet the animals. There is also a children’s corner and a book sale.Hout Bay Road, Hout BayTears Animal RescueLoads of activities are planned to make rescued tails wag and kittens purr.4 Lekkerwater Road, SunnydaleCart Horse Protection AssociationVolunteer at the Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre at the Firlands Equestrian Estate in Somerset West. Help clean the roofs, stable walls and paddocks.Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Firlands Park, Helderberg RuralJohannesburgThe Gift of JoyThe organisation is hosting children from a children’s home for a day of fun at Gold Reef City. Spend time with the children by joining them on the rides.Gold Reef City, OrmondeArk Animal CentreThe day is about spoiling the dogs. Walk, brush, play or just love the canines. Or for those who want to spruce up the place, you can paint or garden.17 Howard Avenue, ChartwellSandton Community Policing ForumJoin the Sandton Community Policing Forum as it cleans, fixes and repairs the Sandton Police Station.2 Summit Road, Morningside, SandtonWestbury Youth CentreHelp the Westbury Youth Centre serve senior citizens tea, coffee and lunch. Then help to clean the centre.Westbury Youth Centre, cnr MacMillan and Du Plessis streets, WestburyEthembeni Children’s HomeHelp facilitators at the home with daily chores before spending time with the toddlers.84 Davies Street, DoornfonteinPretoriaNew BeginningzVolunteers wash windows and walls, clean the balcony, plant vegetables and paint classrooms. You can also donate fresh fruit and veggies, non-perishable food, baby formula, wet wipes, nappies and pocket change for the children.558 Bengal Street, Laudium, CenturionHowick, KZNLove Howick & Oasis ChurchThe church calls on individuals, families, churches, businesses and the government to help clean up the Howick CBD. Take black bags, gloves and scrapers to remove illegal posters.70 Main Street, Howick, KwaZulu-NatalBe sure to keep an eye on the GEM Project App for any updates or new additions to their list of volunteering events.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more