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RSF General Secretary sentenced to 1000 euros

first_imgNews Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Organisation Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) secretary-general Robert Ménard denounced today as “disgraceful” the 1,000 euros fine imposed on him today by a Paris court for his part in occupying the Tunisian Tourism Office in Paris last June. “There was no attempt to find out the truth in this matter,” he said. “The judge refused to hear witnesses or to watch a video showing that I never touched, much less roughed up anyone. We know very well that the Tunisian government was behind this case.” RSF has appealed against the conviction.Ménard had been charged with manhandling a tourism office employee during a two-day occupation of the Tunisian government premises last 28-29 June by Ménard and other RSF members in protest against the arrest of Tunisian journalist Sihem Bensedrine. A tourism official, executive secretary Samia Ayari Mattei, had filed a complaint against Ménard, saying she had to take six days off work sick after the occupation.Ménard said he would seize the opinion of the minister of justice and the National Council of Judges about the refusal of the judge to consider evidence that may have proved him innocent when the judge had a duty to ensure a person’s right to a defence and a fair trial.He said his prosecution was “part of the campaign of slander, insults and defamation against me in the official Tunisian press.” In an editorial on 4 February this year, the managing editor of government daily La Presse, Moncef Gouja, called Ménard “a notorious pervert”… “a defender of paedophilia” and “a son of the OAS, whose hands are covered in Algerian blood.”The RSF secretary-general appeared before the 28th division of the Paris magistrates’ court on 28 February and the verdict was announced on 7 March, along with a fine of 1,000 euros and a symbolic one euro in damages against him.voir le dernier communiqué News December 26, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on Tunisia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more March 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF General Secretary sentenced to 1000 euros November 12, 2019 Find out more News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Robert Ménard had been charged with manhandling a tourism office employee during a two-day occupation of the Tunisian government permises. Sentenced to 1 000 euros, Ménard will seize the minister of Justice and the National Council of Judges last_img read more

Word to be featured in Art Talk

first_img Published 2:00 am Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Next UpThe title of Word’s Art Talk will be “The Architecture of Troy’s Historical Street” and will begin at 11 a.m.“The Art Talk will be about house styles such as Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne and so forth,” Word said. “The talk will focus on the house styles of the College Street Historic District and will include examples of styles on Walnut, Murphree, Pine and Orange streets. It will also include Craftsman, Tudor and Cape Cod style houses. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Latest Stories By Blood Sugar Blastercenter_img Word to be featured in Art Talk Word’s Art Talk will include a slide presentation. She will also have handouts on house styles and some architectural elements to supplement the Art Talk. “The talk will be an opportunity to learn how to look at houses and know what style the houses are from Queen Anne to prairie,” Word said.The Art Talk will be about an hour in length with time for questions and answers. Print Article Book Nook to reopen Troy artist Joan Word will be the guest speaker at the Art Talk at the Johnson Center for the Arts Wednesday in downtown Troy.Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director, said Word is a student of art and of architecture and will focus the art talk on the historical residential areas of Troy. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Fire fighters respond to vehicle fire (photo) Messenger Photo/Ngoc VoA white Pontiac was on fire at the Sunoco on North Three Notch Street around 4:30 Sunday afternoon…. read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Big Sam: Cole can soften Sakho blow

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce hopes Carlton Cole can step up to the challenge and help offset the loss of Senegal forward Diafra Sakho, who could miss the rest of the season with a thigh strain. “But at home, they have been very good, it will be tough, hard to get something. “By the way they started against Manchester United, you thought it would be a turning point for them, but at the end of the game, it was United who deserved to win.” City’s poor form has seen the long-term future of manager Manuel Pellegrini in some doubt as they might now face a scrap with Liverpool for a Champions League qualifying spot. German coach Jurgen Klopp has been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to become the next City manager following the announcement he was to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Allardyce would like to see some more home-grown managers get a chance at one of the Premier League’s leading clubs. “There should always be hope for British coaches, we are very good at what we do and you get tested at every level of your ability,” said the Irons boss, himself not yet having sorted his own future past the end of the season. “We enjoy the club you manage and try to get success where you can, then whatever will be, will be.” Press Association The Irons head to Manchester City on Sunday without their 12-goal frontman, who limped off against Stoke last weekend. Sakho, impressive in the early part of the season following a summer move from Metz, now faces a race to be fit for the final matches of the Barclays Premier League campaign, but will not be rushed back into action. Allardyce is already without England forward Andy Carroll following a knee injury, although Enner Valencia has shrugged off a foot problem to play, so is banking on veteran striker Cole, who has just three goals this season, to produce a vintage display at the Etihad Stadium. “It leaves us very short in goalscoring options, but I am expecting that Carlton will come in and play a big (role) for us in the next few games with the performances like we know he can,” said Allardyce. “It is a thigh injury (for Sakho), we think maybe towards the end of the season (he could be back), but maybe not. “You have to be very careful with a thigh strain, so that he does not get a recurrence. “If he is fit, he is fit. We would say 100 per cent fit, and not want to risk him if he was 95 per cent fit, we would give him that time to be absolutely certain, which would mean we would have to be at least four or five days training with the rest of the squad before he was available.” Premier League champions City have seen their title defence left in tatters following a run of four defeats in six matches – which includes last weekend’s 4-2 defeat at city rivals United. Allardyce is hoping his side can raise their game, following the disappointment of conceding another stoppage-time goal as Stoke earned a 1-1 draw at Upton Park last Saturday. “Like ourselves, they cannot find a way to win at the moment,” said the Irons boss. “It is one which is going to test their nerve a little bit and hopefully we can test their nerve. last_img read more

Lakers enthusiastic about Rajon Rondo possibly returning Thursday

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAfter Monday night’s 130-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors, Coach Luke Walton tacked on some hopeful news: He believes Rondo (8.4 ppg, 6.7 apg, 4.4 rpg), with full-contact reps in the past few days, will be able to play Thursday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.That would be a significant relief to a Lakers team already without four-time league MVP LeBron James (strained left groin) and second-year point guard Lonzo Ball (sprained left ankle), two of the top three playmakers on the squad. Playing just 14 games, Rondo has missed the most time due to injury (and suspension) of anyone on the Lakers this season, but his voice and leadership have often been cited as among the most important on the roster.His return would help shuffle key teammates back to their natural positions, most notably limiting point-guard duties for Brandon Ingram, and give a dose of poise to a team sorely in need of veteran direction.“It gives us a leader, a leader on the basketball floor,” Ingram said. “Puts us in our spots on the offensive end. Pushes the pace, he can score the basketball. And it just makes our team better.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.If Rondo is cleared, he’d likely start at point guard – a job he lost at the beginning of the season. The 32-year-old was the starting point guard in the season-opening lineup, in part to give Ball time to acclimate from an offseason knee injury. But after serving a three-game suspension after a brawl with Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets, he was usurped as a starter by Ball, who the team drafted No. 2 overall in 2017.From there, Rondo’s season has been tossed asunder by two injuries that required surgery, both involving his right hand. He missed 17 games for a fracture suffered in November and has now missed 14 games with his sprained right ring finger. Even during his time out of the lineup, he’s been a strong presence in the film room and on the bench, described as possessing a tactical mindset similar to a coach.With Ball out for the next four to six weeks, the Lakers are as ready as ever to bring that energy onto the floor.“When he’s on the court, he’s a natural born leader,” Kyle Kuzma said. “He’s a guy that we look to because of all his experience and his credibility throughout his entire career. So whenever he’s on the court, it’s always a good thing for not only the team, but the young guys as well because we look up to him.”The larger question of when James will return is still unknown. The Lakers did not hold an official practice Tuesday, and Walton said he was “less confident” about the possibility the 34-year-old could come back Thursday than Rondo. While James was cleared to participate in some practice drills, Walton has not seen James yet participate in a full-contact scenario.ZUBAC EARNS MORE MINUTESFrom the three-headed center rotation, a new leading man has emerged.Ivica Zubac has scored at least 17 points in his past three games, including a career-high 26 points in an overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. As a consequence, the Croatian 7-footer has played at least 20 minutes in each contest.While Tyson Chandler has started the past four games and JaVale McGee is understood to still be working on getting over pneumonia that plagued him in December, ,Zubac’s coming out as an offensive force has gotten him a nod from Walton and an acknowledgment that he’ll play more in the near future.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — Last week as the Lakers prepared to take on Oklahoma City, Moe Wagner and Svi Mykhailiuk found themselves on their heels against a near-unstoppable opponent.Rajon Rondo, still with a wrap around his right middle and ring fingers, was destroying them in a two-on-two scrimmage with Ivica Zubac, running a devastating pick-and-roll.“C’mon, guard him!” Wagner shouted at Mykhailiuk after Rondo had passed for a Zubac dunk. “He’s only got one (expletive) hand!”In the event the veteran point guard can play with both his hands this week, the Lakers (25-23) hope he’ll inject some of that energy into their own sputtering attack. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions “He’s earned a bigger role. He’s earned bigger minutes,” Walton said. “For a team that struggles to knock down free throws most nights, he’s earned the right to be in at the end of games just by the way he shoots free throws. But, yeah, he’s doing all the little things better right now. He’s setting screens more consistently. He’s talking coverages out.”Aside from shooting 68 percent from the floor in January and making his last 13 free throws (a nearly 90 percent free-throw shooter this season), Zubac showed some of his defensive prowess Monday night by guarding DeMarcus Cousins. The All-Star center was just 2 for 9 from the field in the game.“That’s one of my weaknesses,” Zubac said. “I’m working, Tyson helped me a lot on that, and I think I did pretty good.”center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more