Authorities step up surveillance of online content

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Help by sharing this information June 29, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities step up surveillance of online content PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to abandon their Internet censorship plans after representatives of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) today told the Lahore high court that it will comply with a 22 June ruling ordering it to monitor certain websites and block links to “blasphemous” and “sacrilegious” content.“The situation of online free expression is deteriorating in Pakistan,” the press freedom organisation said. “The vice has been tightening since access to Facebook was blocked in mid-May. The country seems to want massive Internet surveillance and is moving towards a targeted filtering system that is neither transparent nor respectful of rights and freedoms.”Among the sites to be kept under watch are Yahoo!, MSN, Hotmail, YouTube, Google, Islam Exposed, In the Name of Allah, Amazon and Bing. Thirteen sites have already been blocked including www.skepticsannotatedbible.com, www.middle-east-info.org, www.faithfreedom.org, www.thereligionofpeace.com, www.abrahamic-faith.com, www.muhammadlied.com, www.prophetofdoom.net, www.worldthreats.com, www.voiceofbelievers.com and www.walidshoebat.com.The court issued its ruling in response to a petition from Pakistan lawyer and activist Muhammad Siddiq for the blocking of all sites with blasphemous content. Siddiq is also responsible for a blasphemy complaint against Facebook’s executives that Reporters Without Borders has already condemned.Representing the federal government, deputy attorney general Muhammad Hussain Azad supported the request for the blocking of sites.Article 295-C of the Pakistani criminal codes says: “Whoever by words, either spoken or written or by visible representation, or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Mohammed shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.”The court has scheduled its next hearing on this matter for 22 September.center_img News to go further News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Follow the news on Pakistan News PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

Beyonce Reportedly Earned $7.1 Million for Rose Bowl Performance

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Community News Beyonce Reportedly Earned $7.1 Million for Rose Bowl Performance Published on Friday, July 29, 2016 | 11:12 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img HerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Photo courtesy Visitpasadena.comBeyoncé earned $7.1 million when she performed at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena on May 14 before a crowd of 55,736 fans, a report on Billboard magazine said.Pasadena city authorities and Rose Bowl officials effectively choreographed traffic and parking around the stadium that night, and proved media reports that concert “would bring the city to a halt” were exaggerated.The crowd, which included popular entertainment industry names, was well-behaved. Among the Hollywood A-listers sighted at the concert were Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis, Pink, Demi Lovato and Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child band member Kelly Rowland.Police reported there were no major incidents during the event.Beyoncé is now nearing the end of the second leg of her “Formation” World Tour which takes her though 16 cities and 12 countries in Europe until August 3.Billboard said the first leg of the tour raked in $123 million from U.S. and Canada venues. The magazine also said the Rose Bowl was one of 19 stadiums where “Formation” performed for the opening jaunt.Among those that hosted one-night shows, the Rose Bowl had the highest gross and attendance counts.From the last four shows in North America alone, including two performances at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, Beyoncé has taken home $26 million, Billboard said.When the European tour ends next week, Beyoncé will return to the U.S. and perform in a few more American cities later in the year. She returns to Los Angeles on September 14 for a performance at the Dodger Stadium starting at 7:30 p.m.The Formation World Tour’s final concert is planned for Oct. 2 at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. The tour started on April 27 in Miami. Top of the News Subscribelast_img read more

London commemoration for famous Limerick exiles

first_imgEmail Print WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsLondon commemoration for famous Limerick exilesBy Alan Jacques – October 27, 2015 1052 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook TAGSCatherine HayesKensal Green CemeterylimerickLimerick Association of LondonSean Og Hanley WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleNational recognition for Limerick Tippy Talk’ projectNext articleNot all Doon and gloom in County Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Catherine Hayesby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Catherine HayesTHE Limerick Association of London will hold a special commemoration ceremony to honour two famous Limerick people who are buried in Kensal Green cemetery on Sunday, November 1.The Association will firstly honour the legendary Limerick Gael Sean Og Hanley on the centenary of his death. A native of Kilfinane, he was a member of the Limerick senior hurling team of 1897 that captured Limericks’ first All-Ireland senior hurling title.Shortly after this victory, Sean Og emigrated to London where he died at the young age of 38 and was laid to rest in Kensal Green in 1915. The grave has been carefully restored and maintained under the watchful eye of the Limerick Association of London.A commemoration will also take place on November 1 at the graveside of Limerick opera singer Catherine Hayes. A native of Patrick Street, she achieved international fame with her magnificent soprano voice.One of the best-known singers of the nineteenth century, she performed for Kings and Queens, even giving a performance for Queen Victoria and 500 guests at Buckingham Palace. She made her debut as prima donna at the La Scala opera house in Milan in 1846, the first Irish woman to do so.She also lived in London and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Labourer charged for robbery

first_imgA labourer was on Friday remanded to prison by Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a robbery charge.Emmanuel Larry, 23, of East La Penitence, Georgetown, is accused of robbing Christopher Rambarran while using personal violence during or before the robbery.Larry however denied the charge.The prosecution’s case stated that on April 5, 2018, while in the vicinity of Longden Street, Georgetown, he robbed Rambarran of one cellphone valued $44,000 and $27,000 in cash.Reports are at about 19:30h, the Virtual Complainant was walking along Longden Street, when he was reportedly approached by Larry, who was in the company of others, and choked and robbed him of his valuables.The court also heard that a Police Officer was in close proximity and saw the ordeal and grabbed onto Larry. A search was carried out and the items were allegedly found in his possession.A further search was conducted while at the Brickdam Police Station where Police later found 16 grams of cannabis in his clothing. Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the offence.The Magistrate agreed with the prosecution and remanded the defendant.The case will continue on April 27.last_img read more

Armed men storm Mc Doom Service Station

first_img– escape with undisclosed sum of cashFour armed men stormed the Shell Service Station at Mc Doom, Greater Georgetown in the wee hours of Thursday, and carted off an undisclosed sum of cash.The Shell Service Station at Mc DoomGuyana Times was told that at about 3:15h, the pump attendant, a resident of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, and the cashier were performing their duties when the four men suddenly materialised at the location. Two of the men whipped out guns from their pants waist, held the pump attendant at gunpoint, and relieved him of an undisclosed sum of cash.The cashier who was in the supermarket was meantime approached by the other two men, who pretended to be customers requesting a pack of cigarettes.As he opened a section of the grill to give the men the cigarettes, they pointed guns at him and demanded the cash kept in a box under the register. Without hesitation, and being fearful for his life, the cashier immediately complied with the men’s demand. The men then made good their escape on foot.Guyana Times understands that the robbery might have been an inside job, because the robbers knew exactly where the money was kept in the supermarket.The pump attendant and the cashier were questioned. Police have managed to secure the CCTV footage from the service station, and were, up to late Thursday evening, reviewing same. Police investigation into this incident are continuing.This is not the first time this service station has been robbed by armed men. Back in November, 2017, three pump attendants were robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash by a lone gunman.It was reported that the gunman, who was dressed in camouflage clothing and had his face partially concealed by a hat, had entered the gas station and approached the women, who were standing on the eastern side of the compound. He then held them at gunpoint, relieved them of the cash they had in their possession, and then escaped on foot. No one was arrested for that robbery.last_img read more

Wilshere coming ‘back to his best’ – Wenger

first_imgJack Wilshere Wilshere coming ‘back to his best’ – Wenger Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 16:39 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) jackwilshere-cropped Getty Images Arsenal BATE BATE v Arsenal UEFA Europa League Premier League The manager is praying that the England international does not suffer more injury setbacks and can finally reach his potential Arsene Wenger believes Jack Wilshere is “on his way back to his best” after the midfielder impressed in Arsenal’s 4-2 Europa League victory over BATE.Wilshere 3/1 to score v BrightonThe England international played the entire game in Belarus on Thursday, as the Premier League club made it two wins from two in the group stages of the competition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Wilshere is in the final year of his contract with Arsenal, having spent last season on loan with Bournemouth after a series of injuries stalled his career at the Emirates Stadium.However, Wenger believes the future remains bright for the talented 25-year-old – provided he can stay healthy.Our #BATEvAFC man of the match?That’s this guy #SuperJack pic.twitter.com/aooxBwTwLO— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 29, 2017″He had an outstanding first half,” said the Gunners boss.”He fights until the end. He’s on his way back to his best and showed that.”He’s at an age where a player normally gets to the best of his career. He’s on the way up. He’s only been stopped by a series of injuries.”Hopefully, I just pray, he is not hampered by any more problems and that will see him getting stronger and stronger. He’s shown again that he’s not lost his football.”Wilshere has not made a Premier League appearance this season, but was an unused substitute for Monday’s 2-0 home win over West Brom.last_img read more

Military families honoured at third annual Breakfast on the Bridge

first_imgDespite the early hour, soldiers, veterans, and military families packed onto the Peace Bridge for a Saturday morning breakfast.It was the third annual Breakfast on the Bridge, held in support of the Canadian Military Family Resource Centre.Many early birds at the Peace Bridge this morning for Breakfast on the Bridge, in honour of veterans. Def. Minister Sajjan will speak #yyc pic.twitter.com/9NeuEWATxM— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) June 17, 2017There are 32 such centres in Canada, which offer a wide range of support to soldiers, veterans, and their extended families.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was the keynote speaker for the event, and says these MFRCs are crucial for military families.“What they go through is very unique and very different from other Canadian families, especially when members are absent from their homes for a very long time. They have unique challenges as well.”Sajjan has first-hand knowledge of this, as he is also a veteran.“My wife and daughter got to benefit from them as well. It’s such a fitting event, and it gives our troops the confidence that Canadians have their back.”That last point is most important to Sajjan, who adds that when a soldier’s family has the necessary help at home, they get stronger on the field.“We make sure that our number on capability, which is our members, are looked after and they have the confidence, we know that any new capabilities they might have, the tangible things for example, ships, planes, they’re the ones who have to utilize them and we’ll get the best out of them.”MP @kenthehr and Defence Minister @HarjitSajjan having a chat over breakfast on the Peace Bridge #yyc #MFRC #MillionHours pic.twitter.com/pKDicN161j— 660 NEWS Calgary (@660NEWS) June 17, 2017In the 2017 budget, the federal government announced millions in increased funding for MFRCs. This includes expanding uninterrupted access to veterans and families, and putting $133.9 million over six years to create a new Veteran’s Education and Training Benefit.Sajjan also spoke about a couple of other increased supports to soldiers and their families, such as tax-exempt pay for all members serving internationally and a retroactive pay raise for all troops up to the lieutenant-colonel level.In addition, the Defence Minister was given a traditional white hat, and a photo commemorating the Breakfast on the Bridge.last_img read more

North Dakota police in standoff with demonstrators at private ranch near DAPL

first_img(A line of North Dakota police are trying to stop anti-pipeline demonstrators from gaining access to a nearby construction site. Photo: Tamara Pimentel/APTN)APTN National NewsDemonstrators in North Dakota are in a stand-off with local police at a private ranch near where a section of the Dakota Access LLC pipeline is being built. APTN reporter Tamara Pimentel says medics are on hand and police are threatening to use tear gas.According to a statement from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, the stand-off is taking place on the banks of the Cantapeta Creek. Police say demonstrators are trying to gain access to the Cannon Ball Ranch. The ranch was sold to Dakota Access Pipeline LLC (DAPL) in September.Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe say the ranch contains hundreds of burials and artifacts.“Early this morning, law enforcement witnessed a group of protesters building a hand-made, wooden pedestrian bridge across the Cantapeta Creek,” said the Sheriff’s Department statement. “Officers responded and ordered protesters to remove themselves from the bridge and notified them that if they cross the bridge they would be arrested.”The statement goes on to say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) gave the Sherriff’s department orders to have the bridge removed and arrest anyone who enters federal land in the area near the ranch. The USACE is currently studying the possibility of rerouting the controversial pipeline.Police say demonstrators continue to gain access by swimming and using other boats to get across the river after authorities destroyed the bridge.More to [email protected]last_img read more