RSF condemns Trump’s revocation of Washington Post’s press credentials

first_img Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas PredatorsFreedom of expression Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s decision to revoke The Washington Post’s press credentials and sees it as a serious violation of freedom of the press. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information News News News June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas PredatorsFreedom of expression to go further News Donald Trump, the Republican party nominee for the 2016 United States Presidential election, proclaimed this afternoon on Facebook and Twitter that “based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.” Trump himself indicated that the decision came after he disagreed with a Washington Post article with the headline “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando Shooting.” “RSF strongly and unequivocally condemns this latest act of hostility toward the press as a serious violation of press freedom,” said Delphine Halgand, RSF USA’s Director. “How, in the country of the First Amendment, can the Republican party’s nominee for President justify revoking press credentials for one of the country’s major newspapers?” Marty Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post, responded to Trump’s decision in a comment: “[this] is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press. When coverage doesn’t correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along – honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We’re proud of our coverage, and we’re going to keep at it.” RSF could not agree with him more. This is the latest incident where Donald Trump and his campaign have made clear his disregard for freedom of the press. Previously, Donald Trump’s team has restricted media access to campaign events, he has insulted and bullied reporters who portray him negatively or ask him tough questions, and refused to participate in a republican debate because FoxNews refused to remove its reporter Megyn Kelly as a moderator. Trump’s actions during the run up to the 2016 presidential election mark an alarming trend of curtailing freedom of the press in the United States. The U.S. ranks 41 out of 180 countries on RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 14, 2016 – Updated on June 17, 2016 RSF condemns Trump’s revocation of Washington Post’s press credentials June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Interview with Nasuni: customizing, shipping and supporting systems around the world

first_imgContinuing with our Dell Server customer interview series, I recently had the chance to talk with Nasuni’s Fred Pinkett, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management and Jay Ferren, Senior Director of Supply Chain Operations. Here’s our conversation:Ravi Pendekanti: Thanks for talking with me today, Fred and Jay. To kick things off, could you give us some background information on Nasuni and what your role is there?Fred: Nasuni provides a hybrid solution to store, protect, share and access all enterprise files. It is powered by UniFS, the world’s first cloud-native file system. The combination of cloud storage and local edge appliances enables unlimited scale, continuous versioning and high-performance distributed file access. I am responsible for product marketing content, Nasuni’s hardware product, and other product marketing and management functions.Jay: I manage Dell premiere integration partners for global distribution of Nasuni Edge Appliances, forward and reverse logistics, and global hardware sparing strategy.RP: What is the solution Nasuni put together integrating Dell OEM technology? Fred: Nasuni’s entire line of Edge Appliances are based on Dell OEM technology. We are able cover use cases from small remote offices with tower systems to thousands of users at datacenter locations with all flash, rack-mounted appliances. Dell OEM technology allows us to be able to customize, ship and support systems across the globe. Dell OEM allows us to handle issues of customs, certification and compliance with ease.RP: Did global support and supply chain help influence your decision to go with Dell?  What other criteria factored into your assessment?Jay: Dell provided us a product and services that was incomparable to others we looked at.  We needed for the solution to include a number of critical elements such as global regulatory certification, delivery and mission critical support, 4 hour on-site, dedicated account manager and technical account manager, and the ability to escalate to senior support.  In addition, the company we chose needed to provide best in class component manufacturers, customization of standard product, a wide variety of platforms to meet our product needs, product stability options for extended life, and a competitive cost of goods.RP: We saw that you published a case study with Austin Radiology Association.  Can you tell us a little bit about how that solution solves ARA’s business needs?Fred: ARA was dealing with massive file growth that was overwhelming their existing storage and data protection systems. As 2D mammography moved to 3D, the files are getting larger and more numerous. By combining Nasuni’s Dell powered appliances with cloud storage as part of Nasuni’s hybrid solution, ARA will be able to scale their file storage without limits, avoid costly hardware refreshes while providing fast access to their files.RP: How does the Dell and Nasuni offering help meet compliance and security that a healthcare customer like ARA demands?Fred: Dell’s systems offer all of the certifications required as well as the option of self-encrypting drives to protect data at rest in the edge appliance. Nasuni’s strong security model combines local encryption under a key controlled by the customer and integration with Active Directory to ensure that nobody but ARA can access ARA’s data in the cloud.RP: If you met someone else who was beginning a similar project, what advice would you give them?Jay: Consider the factors we’ve been discussing, as well as financial factors such as better management of your cash flow, and how inventory and spares will be managed and billed. Also consider whether you want a fully outsourced model to avoid the costs of managing logistics yourself. Finally make sure you consider all the costs and fees for in-country support and spares as well as whether you’ll need to have local presence to engage with the OEM partner. Outsourcing the end-to-end solution to Dell OEM allows Nasuni to provide our solution with minimal overhead and management.last_img read more

The Brazilian Navy’s Role in the Confederations Cup

first_img “During the exercise, our team was ordered to simulate an approach to the ship, which was not responding to our attempts at making contact. Because it was at sea and there is no landing area, the best way for the group to enter was to use this method, or speedboats. The team must take over control of the ship as soon as possible to begin the inspection,” explained Lieutenant Felipe Fonseca Mesquita Spranger, combat diver. By Dialogo June 04, 2013 According to Commander Costa, if needed, they may employ the GRUMEC for recovery and rescue activities focused on counter-terrorist, deactivation of explosive devices, and maritime interdiction operations activities. During the Confederations Cup they will act in Rio de Janeiro and in Salvador, Bahia. Each team has specialists in areas like diving, aerial operations, communications, intelligence, weaponry, vessels and motors, and combat first aid. “The Navy has made significant investments in this unit, striving for better preparedness of the troops for these events, during which the divers will be assigned tasks related to threats such as terrorism, bombs, celebrity abduction, and the entry of illicit material through the ports and airports, and for which they have been training daily,” stated Major Cláudio Pereira da Costa, chief of Diver Operations. The Boston Marathon attack, on April 15, was a wakeup call for the Brazilian government and population. Besides the Confederations Cup, scheduled to take place between June 15 and June 30, the country will host international events that will gather a large crowd in many cities, and attract global attention, including the World Youth Day in July 2013, the 2014 World Cup, and the 2016 Olympic Games. Therefore, the Brazilian Navy has been preparing to combat possible attacks during the events. The Combat Divers are the only qualified, trained, and equipped individuals to perform such approaches on ships, vessels and oil platforms. Among the investments, the unit has acquired new equipment, including the Combat Diver Propulsion Device, a self-propelled vehicle which allows the divers to have underwater mobility for long distances with no physical effort. The equipment can carry up to two people and a large quantity of explosives. They also have the FROGS and CODE diving equipment for closed circuit, allowing for greater autonomy and discretion, as well as the CRABS, for semi-closed circuit, and used for underwater deactivation of explosive devices. The task was to take over the command of a ship suspected of carrying illegal material. The Brazilian Navy Combat Divers Group (GRUMEC) created a scenario comprised of hoods, weaponry, and flybys accompanied by agility and elements of surprise as part of their training for the Confederations Cup, on May 23, in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro. Seven soldiers from the Approach Team on board the Super Puma airplane infiltrated the ship using a fast rope cable from which they slid down. It demanded caution and boldness from the group to continue on their path to the walkway, where the command is located. With rifles, grenades, pistols, and bullet-proof vests, some soldiers carry almost 66 pounds of equipment. Rapid Action Boats also led another group to the location to support the action. Surprise effect with a Super Puma!!!!! Hahahahahahahlast_img read more

Cardinals Basketball Results

first_imgThe SLS 5th Graders defeated  St. Lawrence 30-16.Cardinals Scoring: Conner Miles – 14 pts – 2 Assists – 2 Rebounds; Evan Flaspoher – 5 pts – 3 Rebounds – 4 Steals; Hank Ritter – 1 pts – 4 Rebounds – 5 Steals; Thomas Lohmueller – 4 pts; Preston Conway – 1 pts – 3 Rebounds; Eli Weiler – 2 pts; Carson Meyer – 3 pts – 4 Rebounds; Marco Canessa – 3 Rebounds.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jerry Roell.The St. Louis 6th grade Cardinals played at home against St. Lawrence from Lawrenceburg this evening and came away with a 34-27 win.The Cardinals continued to play good team defense which was key to the win.  Leading the defensive effort again were Jack Hollins, Aidan Geers and Luke Meyer.  Offensively, the Cardinals were led by Noah Tuveson (13), Benjamin Harmeyer (10), Cy Muckerheide (4), Nate Vankirk (4) and Abe Hollins (3).The next game will be at St. Nicholas on Tuesday, November 22nd.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach John Harmeyer.The St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team’s perpetual road trip continued at Benjamin Rush Middle School Monday evening but the winning streak did not, losing to the home team Cubs 37-31.The well coached home team had a good combination of size, ball handling and aggressive defense that despite a strong team effort from the Cardinals was the recipe needed to have St. Louis trailing when the clock ran out.Thomas Raver was leading scorer followed by Cody Mohr. Four points each from Abe Streator and Adam Vogelsang. Streator had a good rebounding night fighting off double teams most of the game. CJ Grote, Joseph Suttman and Cayden Pohlman scored bringing the count to 7 Cardinals working on offense and putting points on the board. Kyle Salatin had some good defense stops and valuable rebounds in a game that was a dog fight from the opening tip.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.last_img read more

Iona looks for home win vs Manhattan

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditManhattan (11-10, 7-5) vs. Iona (7-12, 5-7)Hynes Athletics Center, New Rochelle, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Iona looks for its seventh straight win over Manhattan at Hynes Athletics Center. The last victory for the Jaspers at Iona was a 66-60 win on Feb. 12, 2010. February 13, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Iona looks for home win vs Manhattancenter_img LEADING THE CHARGE: The Jaspers are led by Pauly Paulicap and Tykei Greene. Paulicap has averaged 10 points and 6.5 rebounds while Greene has recorded 9.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. The Gaels have been anchored by seniors E.J. Crawford and Tajuan Agee, who are averaging 17.6 and 13.6 points, respectively.RAMPING IT UP: The Jaspers have scored 70.8 points per game across 12 conference games, an improvement from the 60.2 per game they recorded against non-conference foes.EFFICIENT E.J.: Crawford has connected on 32.9 percent of the 73 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 12 over his last three games. He’s also converted 82.8 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 70: Iona is 0-12 this year when it allows 70 points or more and 7-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 70.PERFECT WHEN: Iona is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 66 points or fewer. The Gaels are 0-12 when opponents score more than 66 points.DID YOU KNOW: The Manhattan defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.3 percent of all possessions, which ranks the Jaspers 25th among Division I teams. The Iona offense has turned the ball over on 21.1 percent of its possessions (ranking the Gaels 302nd, nationally). Associated Press last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL AS LETTERKENNY GETS BEHIND ST EUNAN’S CAMOGIE FÉILE GIRLS

first_imgThe Feile Camogie at O’Donnell ParkIT always takes a huge effort to get a team ready to represent their county in a Féile competition.And businesses in Letterkenny have come out to support St Eunan’s Camogie team as they embark on their 2015 Féile adventure this weekend.Manager Joe Kealy says the sponsorship of local businesses has been vital as they prepare to host the Oran club from Co Roscommon and travel to Owenbeg in Co Derry on Saturday for the competition – the annual festival of gaelic games. Tobin’s, The County Seat, The Quiet Moment and The Glencar Pharmacy have all stepped up to the mark.Eddie Tobin, Yvonne Phillips (mentor) and Joe Kealy (head coach)Mr. Brendan McGlynn at The Quite Moment, Letterkenny with St Eunan’s Camogie players Michaela Galvin, Ailbhne Finn, Courteney Gallagher and Aine McBrearty. Mr. McGlynn kindly supported the Camogie Feile team.Mr. Brendan McAteer County Seat with mentor Breda Mulgrew and players Claire Doherty, Niamh Harkin and Katherine KellyMr. Stephen Hood and staff members at Glencar Pharmacy and Feile Camogie players. Mr. Hood kindly donated a fully stocked First Aid bag.PICTURE SPECIAL AS LETTERKENNY GETS BEHIND ST EUNAN’S CAMOGIE FÉILE GIRLS was last modified: June 19th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2015FeileSt Eunan’s Camogielast_img read more