News Help by sharing this information News November 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about political tension and hostility to media on eve of election RSF_en Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma to go further February 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders With attacks on journalists and media continuing in the final run-up to the 28 November presidential and parliamentary elections and an opposition parliamentarian’s murder in Kinshasa adding to the tension, Reporters Without Borders appeals again to all parties to do their best to ensure that the elections are not marred by violence and that media freedom is respected.“The initial results of the media monitoring by Journalist in Danger, our local partner organization, are quite clear,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They show beyond any doubt that, as well as attacks on journalists and repeated closures of news outlets, many media are being turned into propaganda tools, thereby heightening the tension in a climate that has already worsened dramatically in recent weeks.“In the light of this disturbing assessment just a few days before the polls, we reiterate our appeal to all sectors of Congolese society and political life to do their utmost to ensure that the next week passes off as calmly as possible. We remind the authorities that respect for the independence of the media and journalists is essential if proper elections are to be held.”Media closed, journalists targetedErnest Miyambo, the administrator of Kabambare (in the east-central province of Maniema) ordered the closure of Radio Communautaire Tujenge Kabambare (RCTK) on 18 November, thereby usurping a prerogative of the High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (CSAC), which alone has the power to take such decisions.The closure was prompted by the broadcast of an interview with the leader of a former armed self-defence group which Miyambo called an “incitement to revolt.” He also ordered the arrest of RCTK manager Kabuana Mukelenge, who has gone into hiding.The CSAC suspended all broadcasts by Radio Lisanga Télévision (RLTV) from 7 to 15 November for broadcasting controversial statements by opposition presidential candidate Etienne Tshisekedi, who declared himself already president and called on his supporters to “break down the gates of the prisons.”Five radio stations based in the southeastern province of Katanga – Radio Télé Jedidja (RTJ), Radio Fondation Thérèse Lukenge Kapuibwe, Radio Communautaire de Kapolowe, Radio Rocher du Salut and Radio Plein Evangile – were closed without prior warning on 18 November by Brigitte Luta, the administrator of Kambove.It turned out that the closure order was issued by Mulanya Ilunga, the head of the provincial communications and media department, on the grounds that none of them had paid the required 15,000 US dollars for a broadcasting licence. Representatives of each of the stations had been summoned on 17 November and asked to pay this sum without delay.Most Congolese community radio stations cannot afford to pay for a licence and continue operating regardless. This does not seem to have been the best moment to close them down in such a summary manner, given the imminence of the elections and the local population’s interest in their electoral coverage.Aside from the closure of local news outlets, some international media may also find themselves prevented from covering the elections because the authorities refuse to give them visas or fail to issue them in time. The regional newsweekly Jeune Afrique reported in an editorial on 20 November that it has been unable to send someone to cover the elections for this reason. The Congolese authorities have denied preventing Jeune Afrique from entering the country.Attacks and security threatsAs well as administrative sanctions violating media freedom, journalists are also exposed to serious security problems. Antoine Tshiyenge of Jua TV, a station based in the Katangan capital of Lubumbashi, was beaten up by members of the ruling People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) on 14 November when he responded to an invitation to cover a demonstration by several parliamentarians at the party’s headquarters. He said they attacked him after identifying him as Jua TV reporter.The day before, one of his colleagues, Junior Nyembwe, was beaten up by members of UNAFEC, a party allied with the PPRD, while covering a rally at the Vita Club football club. Jua TV cameraman Freddy Kalume had previously been attacked and beaten on 7 November by angry PPRD supporters, who took his camera.In a response to the decline in security conditions for the media, around 100 vests with the word “PRESS” have been distributed to journalists by Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED). Journalists are often collateral victims when force is used to disperse the demonstrations they are covering, and the vests aim to make them more easily identifiable to the security forces. Examples of the vest were formally presented to the police inspector general at a ceremony today in Kinshasa.According to the initial findings of JED’s media monitoring during the election campaign in Kinshasa, TV coverage is “flagrantly biased” in favour of the candidates of the parties with which the TV stations are variously identified, and is characterized by “frenetic propaganda” and statements bordering on “incitement of hatred and violence.”JED appealed to the CSAC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) on 18 November to caution the media against becoming propaganda tools and straying from their core mission to provide information. Photo : Official presentation of the vests by JED in Kinshasa on Nov 24th. Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian February 24, 2021 Find out more News February 16, 2021 Find out more News
Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment On May 17, 2013, Phlunteâ€™ Riddle, the first African American woman to be promoted to lieutenant in the Pasadena Police Department, spoke at the University Club of Pasadena about her new career emphasis with Effective Consultants. Retiring after 28+ years of service, Phlunteâ€™ Riddle has become a business consultant with a pioneering focus on changes in the dynamics of the new 21st century work environment. The key to such changes are the necessary shifts in the leadership approaches of Baby Boomers as they encounter the Millennials in the workplace. The question that Phlunteâ€™ Riddle illuminated in her talk is â€œHow are these two generations going to co-exist?â€ and what can they ultimately learn from one another.As the head of the University Club membership committee, James Harwood of Total HR Management helps to bring engaging speakers to club luncheons. Phlunteâ€™ Riddle is a perfect example of one such speaker. Based in her relationship with her own children, Phlunteâ€™ Riddle has expanded her personal experience with the Millennials in the workplace. Optimistic, educated and open-minded, the members of the Millennial generation are hot commodities on account of their technical savvy and skills. As Phlunteâ€™ Riddle explained, â€œThey sleep with their cell phones by their side, love technology, and instantly respond to emails and text messages.â€Rather than being intimidated by such a tech-focused generation, the Baby Boomers should be aware of the Millennial generationâ€™s â€œknow thyselfâ€ emotional intelligence and apply it to the workplace. If these two disparate generations are going to the bridge the latest generation gap and work together productively, effective communication must be the number one priority. Taking it one step further, Phlunteâ€™ Riddle outlined the leadership style preferences that Baby Boomer managers need to keep in mind when relating to Millennials in the workplace:The Leadership Style Preferences Of Millennials In The Workplace:1. Self-Awareness2. Self-Management3. Empathy4. Relationship ManagementUltimately, questions of technology and aptitude are not as important as recognizing each otherâ€™s basic human qualities. People matter and business never can and never should be just about widgets and statistics. With high expectations of themselves and their employers, Millennials are goal-oriented with a sense of immediate responsibility and the same go-for-it ambitions of the Baby Boomers. If Baby Boomer managers tap into these positive qualities, Millennials will help transform the workplace for the better, improving the quality of what is produced through a combination of technical savvy and a positive forthrightness.As a leader in human resources outsourcing and a professional employer organization (PEO), Total HR Management appreciates the workplace analysis provided by Phlunteâ€™ Riddle in her talk at the University Club in Pasadena. Without question, the greatest human resource for any company are their employees. As a result, effective relationships between Millennials and their Baby Boomer managers are essential. After all, a happy employee means a productive employee who is working for the greater good of the company. By bridging the generation gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials, the positive qualities of both generations can be employed in tandem to optimize the workplace and help take a company to the next level of excellence. 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By J.M. HallasPLEASANTON, Texas (June 2) – Returning after several weeks off, Greg Dinsmore found himself in a familiar place, victory lane, following the Saturday IMCA Modified main event at I-37 Speedway.Leading every lap but the first one, Dinsmore got by early beader Bill Pittaway and then held off Cody Tidwell on restarts to secure the win“Setting the car up for dry slick was key tonight,” explained Dinsmore. “It was a patience game and hit your marks. Once you find a line that’s fast, feel the car dig pretty good, just keep hitting those marks.”Chris Morris rounded out the top three.
Police say a man killed a family dog in a West Palm Beach backyard.According to the arrest report, 21-year-old Scott Mills confessed to stabbing Max, his family’s 70-pound German Shepard/Poodle mix and also using a shovel as a weapon.The arrest report states Scott answered the door and was detained without incident. Police then searched the backyard and found the animal’s body dug up.Dave Aronberg, State Attorney for Palm Beach County said the problem with animal cruelty in the area is in part because the laws are so weak.“If you commit animal cruelty it’s unlikely you’ll get even any prison time at all. That’s one reason I have made this issue a priority,” he said.Aronberg says these types of cases are difficult to charge criminally if there’s no witnesses or video.“It’s rare if anyone gets prison time, they may get jail time,” he said.The arrest report says Mills claimed he did not believe animals are real, they are robots. West Palm Beach Police say he was taken to the county jail.
Mike Pence is visiting Orlando today, and he may bring good news for the tourism industry. The vice president is scheduled to meet with the governor and tourism officials to discuss possibly reopening some attractions. Pence will also visit a nursing home and deliver some personal protection equipment.Air Force Two is set to land at Orlando International Airport at 11:25 this morning, Eastern time.
7 Mar 2019 Classy Plumb wins by two in South Africa Tags: elite golf, England squads, performance England international Tom Plumb played outstanding golf to shoot 18-under par and win the Sanlam Cape Province Open in South Africa by two shots.It was the lowest tournament score so far from the 19-year-old and in his final, bogey-free, round of seven-under 65 he hit every green in regulation.Plumb, from Yeovil Golf Club in Somerset, shared eighth place after his first round of two-under at George Golf Club. He moved into the lead when he scored six-under 66 at Kingswood Golf Estate, shared top spot after his third round 69 and claimed the trophy with his closing 65.Another English player, Joe Harvey of The Kendleshire, Gloucestershire, tied fourth on ten-under.“It was fun” said Plumb, who is a member of the England Men’s Squad. Going into the third day and the last two rounds, he knew he’d have to put his foot down: “There were so many birdies being made, it was ridiculous. I knew what I had to do and I knew it was possible.”He didn’t have it all his own way though. He started the third round with an eight after two drives went out of bounds. But he wasn’t fazed. “They were really good drives, they just went too far,” he said. “I told myself it was just one hole and that there were plenty of birdies out there and I had to keep hitting greens and making them.”He did exactly that and went on to hit tip-top form in the final round. “I hit all the greens in regulation on the front nine and said if I could do that again I would win – and that’s what I did, hit all 18 greens in regulation. I’ve never done that before in a situation like that and it gave me great confidence.”Plumb also drew on his experiences in the South American Amateur in Chile in January, where he was in contention until a final hole bogey ended his chances. “That gave me a big kick in the teeth, it was the worst I have felt finishing in a golf tournament. But it helped me here – and I didn’t want to let two go.”Plumb’s victory came in the final event of a month long tour of South Africa, representing England Golf alongside David Langley of Castle Royle, BB&O, Joe Long of Lansdown, Gloucestershire, and Billy McKenzie of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. “Every minute we have had has been an unbelievable experience,” he said.Click here for full scoresImage © Pieter Els
For the 6th annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck is inviting students to make cards for veterans and first responders. Photo courtesy: The Office of Congressman Denny HeckAylen Junior High School (Puyallup School District)Brouillet Elementary (Puyallup School District)Cherrydale Primary School (Steilacoom Historical School District)Cougar Mountain Middle School (Bethel School District)Edgerton Elementary (Puyallup School District)Hillside Elementary (Clover Park School District/Joint Base Lewis-McChord)Maplewood Elementary (Puyallup School District)Meeker Elementary (Puyallup School District)Midland Elementary (Franklin Pierce School District)Ridgecrest Elementary (Puyallup School District)Roy Elementary (Bethel School District)Sunrise Elementary (Puyallup School District)Wildwood Elementary (Puyallup School District)Thurston CountyMountain View Elementary (North Thurston School District)Centennial Elementary (Olympia School District)Anyone wishing to participate can drop off Valentine’s Day cards at Congressman Heck’s district offices between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, January 25 – February 9. Teachers and school districts can contact the Pierce County office at 253-533-8332 or the Thurston/Mason County office at 360-459-8514 to arrange an appointment for large pickups.The Pierce County office is located in the Lakewood City Hall:6000 Main Street SW, Suite 3BLakewood, WA, 98499The Thurston/Mason County office is located on the third floor of Lacey City Hall:420 College Street SE, Third FloorLacey, WA 98503 Facebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Office of Congressman Denny HeckFor the sixth annual Valentines for Veterans Drive, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is encouraging students of all ages around the South Sound to pen and design valentines for local first responders as well as veterans. The cards are one way to say to these heroes, “thank you for your service and for keeping us safe.”Congressman Heck and his office will then deliver the cards to veterans organizations and first responder work stations on Valentine’s Day.“Students in the South Sound have big hearts, and they do an amazing job on their valentines every year,” Heck said. “This is one small way to give our heroes a new keepsake for their desk or fridge illustrating our appreciation for how they protect and serve this community.”Students of all grade levels and ages are welcome to participate.The following schools in the South Sound have signed on to provide valentines:Pierce County
In recent years the brothers have regularly supplied towns like Red Bank and Asbury Park with massive Balsam firs to be lit up for holiday events, but the Clarks agree that no tradition has meant more to their family business than the Trees for Troops drive. “It’s a little thing for us to do and we felt like we had to,” Elaine said, after penning a cheerful note to an unknown soldier and pinning it to the prickly branch of one of approximately 200 donated trees collected by Fir Farm personnel over the first weekend in December. “Sometimes you’re just horrified when you hear that healthcare is so poor for our veterans and living conditions on the bases are not what you think they would, or should, be. So this is a small way for us to brighten the holidays for a military family and we’re happy to do it,” Elaine added. The 23-acre Fir Farm at 166 Hillsdale Road has been selling Christmas Trees for nearly 40 years. he Fir Farm’s scenic barn was decorated for the holidays and served as the backdrop forlast weekend’s Trees for Troops effort at the 23-acre Colts Neck farm. Brothers Bob and Mickey Clark took ownership of the grounds in 2003. They have continued the tradition of providing locals with the option of purchasing a pre-cut pine or wandering the parcel to identify and cut down their own Christmas tree. “Two years ago a note that my kids wrote out with pictures of reindeer and Santa Claus was featured on the site,” Bob added. “And to see the joy it brought to that service member, and how thankful they were to have the tree, it’s what the holiday season is all about.” Since its inception, the program has made 208,720 tree donations. The Clarks’ Fir Farm operates in rarified air, as one of just 13 participating Christmas tree vendors around the country, including operations in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. For the past five years the Fir Farm has participated in a program known as Trees for Troops, an initiative founded in 2005 by the National Christmas Tree Association and its offshoot, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation. Annually Trees for Troops delivers thousands of Christmas trees to families and individuals stationed at domestic military bases, as well as those located abroad in active war zones. Last year there were more than 17,400 trees donated to 70 U.S. military bases and an estimated 250 trees shipped to troops stationed at four different international bases. “It’s always nice to give back, but when you can give back to members of our military, we jumped at the opportunity,” said Bob Clark, whose father served in the Navy during World War II. “It’s military-related. It’s Christmas tree-related. We have the farm. So it just fit our situation like a glove.” “I’ve read them all. It’s very touching,” Bob Clark, left, chats with Elaine and Al Cangiarella, Cliffwood Beach residents andHoliday Express volunteers who ventured to the Fir Farm simply to donate a Christmas tree to a military family to brighten their holiday season. COLTS NECK – When Elaine and Al Cangiarella rolled down the rugged dirt driveway of the Fir Farm in Colts Neck this past Sunday, the couple was in search of a piney Balsam fir capable of bringing the aroma and warmth of the holiday into a home…just not their own. Those who venture to the Fir Farm have the option to attach a personalized note to a donated tree. Upon receiving the donation, troops and their families are encouraged to submit photos and thank you notes for social media publication. “They write the nicest things about their experience and what it means to them that strangers would go out of their way to brighten their holiday,” said Manalapan native Trish Walsh, a volunteer enlisted by Clark to assist with the collection. The Fir Farm is joined by fellow Garden State distributors as Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouse and Donaldson’s Greenhouse & Nursery in Hackettstown. For more information about the Fir Farm’s participation in the effort visit thefirfarm.com.