RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau

first_img United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field Freedom of expression September 27, 2016 – Updated on September 30, 2016 RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is pleased to announce the opening of its London bureau, along with the appointment of Rebecca Vincent to serve as its Director. With supervision from RSF headquarters in Paris, the London bureau will work in close cooperation with other like-minded partner organisations to extend RSF’s reach and efficacy throughout the journalistic anglo-sphere, the UK, and the Commonwealth. Receive email alerts Home to the world’s largest and oldest broadcaster and many other world-renowned press organisations, the London bureau will serve as a strategic platform for exercising influence and action on the many fronts in which RSF is engaged: advocacy on behalf of press rights; generation of awareness behind specific campaigns, missions or actions; provision of assistance and legal aid to journalists; and education and training on cyber-security.The London bureau will join RSF’s other international bureaus in Washington D.C., Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, and Tunis, along with its International Sections in Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Stockholm, and Geneva, its Paris headquarters, and its wide network of correspondents in 130 countries, to more effectively defend the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world.RSF has recruited Rebecca Vincent, an acclaimed human rights activist, writer and former diplomat. Ms Vincent brings to RSF more than 11 years of experience in the human rights field, having started as a Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department, and including other noteworthy engagements such as work for ARTICLE 19. Most recently, Ms Vincent has worked as Coordinator of the Sport for Rights Campaign. She is an active writer, contributor and commentator for various news, research and social media outlets.“Ms Vincent is an individual who has made a difference, having worked tirelessly on a wide range of human rights and freedom of expression missions. We are fortunate to have secured her commitment and are pleased that she has joined RSF’s global team”, says Christophe Deloire, Secretary General / Reporters Without Borders.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a Paris based non-profit organisation that defends the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world. Today, 30 years since inception, Reporters Without Borders has the experience and on-the-ground support to defend freedom of information on a global scale.Press Contact: Caroline Pastorelli, [email protected], +331 44 83 84 56 Follow the news on United Kingdom August 31, 2016 Find out more to go further United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Activities in the field Freedom of expression News Organisation RSF urges British parliament to amend “Snoopers’ Charter”last_img read more

Taking from the poor

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Print Facebook  LIMERICK TD Willie O’Dea has slammed Tánaiste Joan Burton and her party’s management of social protection, as he reveals that research conducted by Labour proves that Budget 2015 benefited the wealthy more than those on lower incomes or welfare.According to Deputy O’Dea, the research showed that the distributive impact of Budget 2015 was uneven, with higher than average gains for the better-off.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The most vulnerable 20 per cent saw the smallest improvements.The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection commented: “This is further evidence of the absolute failure of the Labour Party in Government. Only three weeks ago we learned that Ireland’s deprivation rate had increased to a record of 30.5 per cent, and that almost one in eight children now live in consistent poverty. Now it’s emerged that when an opportunity arose in Budget 2015 to address this crisis, Labour opted to favour the better off when allocating state resources.”Deputy O’Dea lashed out at Tánaiste Joan Burton, saying that she “has presided over approximately €1.8 billion in cuts to social programmes”, which he claims has resulted in more than a million people experiencing “enforced deprivation” in 2013.The Limerick City TD concluded: “The number of long term unemployed has remained static at 180,000 for the past three years, while 74,000 young people are still out or work and not in any education or training schemes. These figures are a direct result of Labour’s policies in Government. This is their legacy. Labour in Government has slashed the very supports which aim to protect vulnerable people.” Previous articledREA up for debut of the year awardNext articleKiller appeals Limerick murder conviction John Keogh WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsTaking from the poorBy John Keogh – February 6, 2015 718 Linkedin TAGSFianna FáilJoan BurtonLabourlimerickpoliticsWillie O’Dea Twitterlast_img read more

Widespread Panic Carries The Torch Into New Orleans’ Legendary Jazz & Heritage Festival [Videos]

first_imgWidespread Panic returns to the stage at Brandon, MS’s Brandon Amphitheater on June 8th and June 9th, 2019 . For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Widespread Panic’s website.Setlist: Widespread Panic | New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | New Orleans, LA | 5/2/2019Pigeons, Ain’t Life Grand^, Little Lilly > Tall Boy, Bayou Lena, Sell Sell > Henry Parsons Died, Honky Red, Up All Night > Surprise Valley > Ride Me High > Run Like Hell jam > Rebirtha, North, I Walk On Guilded Splinters* > Familiar Reality*, Love Tractor, Blackout Blues, Chilly Water (148 mins)Notes * w/ George Porter Jr. on bass^ w/ JB on tiny guitar[‘Familiar Reality’ LTP 12/30/2014 Charlotte (230 shows) Dr John original – 6th time played; ‘Red Beans’tease going into ‘Blackout Blues’] The Southern behemoths of rock and roll, Widespread Panic, left Charleston and Trondossa Music & Arts Festival in a blaze of glory to return to the swamps of New Orleans. New Orleans’ notorious Jazz & Heritage Festival rivals Mardi Gras celebrations in attendance and exuberance. The jam band from Athens, Georgia are no strangers to Jazz Fest, having played the festival 11 times in 22 years. The band returned to their traditional Thursday headlining spot as they have in 2017 and 2015, after the cancellations of both The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.To open their Jazz Fest set, Panic played their psychedelic opus “Pigeons” with all the mayhem, kitty cat raps, and avian shrieks intact. Spreading the cheer, Widespread performed a jubilant “Ain’t Life Grand”, with John Bell playing his tiny guitar, or mandolins for non-Panicstream users. After a short pause, Dave Schools introduced “Little Lily” to the murky depths of the bayou before the dance-inducing “Tall Boy” resonated into the open air of the Fair Grounds Race Course.Widespread Panic – “Tall Boy”[Video: Karl Childers]For the third time in ten years, and second time this year, Panic aced a bouncing rendition of “Bayou Lena” from Night of Joy infamy. Some posit the theory that it was my prompting in JoJo’s interview that resulted in the return of “Bayou” and the audience welcomed the tune uproariously. The song was written based on John Kennedy Toole’s posthumously published picaresque novel, Confederacy of Dunces, and paints a vivid picture of everyday life in New Orleans.INTERVIEW: JoJo Hermann Talks Widespread Panic, Mardi Gras, Baseball Ahead Of NYC Homecoming With Slim WednesdayThe jolted rhythm of “Sell, Sell” gave Jimmy Herring a chance to dazzle the attendees with his savage speeds before transitioning into the first cover of the set, Bloodkin’s ethereal eulogy, “Henry Parson’s Died.” The badass tone and heavy rhythms continued with a crowd favorite cover of Murray McLauchlan’s “Honky Red.” John Bell sang with the desperation of a man dying from thirst mixed with the gritty soul of a wrongly-accused prisoner on death row.A piano laden “Up All Night” played tribute to the tireless spirit of an all-nighter and foreshadowed the late night ahead, before unleashing a soaring “Surprise Valley”, bringing the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the swampy low-lands of Louisiana. Another transition danced into the funky rhythms of J.J. Cale’s “Ride Me High” provided by JoJo Hermann’s clavinet. An incredible, bass-heavy “Run Like Hell” Pink Floyd jam eventually bled into “Rebirtha”. JoJo’s piano ran rampant through the tune and carried into a rare piano heavy performance of Jerry Joseph’s “North”.Dave Schools called out Hall of Fame bassist George Porter Jr. to the stage and admitted that “he stole everything from [G.P.Jr.].” With a wide array of songs played in previous years, Widespread Porters executed a dirty version of Dr. John’s “I Walk on Guilded Splinters” that was dripping in spicy Narlin’s gumbo. The dueling bass guitars amalgamated with John Bell’s possessed vocals, in what is debatably the dirtiest jam of the set. Keeping the music local and swampy, the band played tribute toyet another Dr. John song “Familiar Reality” for only the sixth time ever.Rounding out the set with classic originals, Widespread played a traditionally barn-burnin’, boot- stompin’ “Love Tractor” (“YEE-HAW!) to which the audience strutted their best moves. JoJo, a knowledgeable student of New Orleans piano masters, hinted at Professor Longhair‘s “Red Beans” while dishing out an intoxicating shot of “Blackout Blues.” JoJo’s added lyrics, “Headed back to Mississippi / before I lose my mind” serve as a forewarning to the next city to experience this musical circus, Brandon, Mississippi.To conclude their 148-minute JazzFest set, Widespread Panic hammered home the wet and wild party anthem, “Chilly Water”. Sunny Oritz and Duane Trucks abused their kits, as Schools mashed melodies with colossal force in an exceptionally formidable jam section. Jimmy Herring waited patiently before being tagged in to take the chaos to another plane of existence. With one last thank you, John Bell and the rest of the band sauntered off stage to do God-only-knows-what with the rest of their time in New Orleans.Widespread Panic – “Blackout Blues” Widespread Panic – “Chilly Water”last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (1-26)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresFriday  (1-26)Boys ScoresBatesville  45     North Decatur  44Columbus East  47     East Central  27Oldenburg  54     Jac-Cen-Del  44Lawrenceburg  61     South Ripley  59  (OT)Hauser  75     South Decatur  57Rushville  68     South Dearborn  32Rising Sun  72     Shawe Memorial  34Connersville  42     Mt. Vernon  37  (OT)Switz. County  63     New Washington  36SW Hanover  60     Clarksville  55SW Shelby  69     Waldron  40Morristown  69     Edinburgh  51Jennings County  68     Scottsburg  63Silver Creek  52     Madison  46Girls ScoresGreensburg  71     Lawrenceburg  55last_img read more