RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Follow the news on France News Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more News January 7, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB appeals to media outlets to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons News In response to today’s shocking attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that cost 12 lives, Reporters Without Borders issues an international appeal to media editors to begin publishing Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons tomorrow. FranceEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Renowned worldwide for its irreverent cartoons, Charlie Hebdo has always put its fight for freedom of information first. And now its staff has been decimated by an unspeakable act of violence that targets the entire press. Journalism as whole is in mourning.But freedom of information cannot shrink in the face of barbarity and yield to blackmail by those who assail out democracy and what our republic stands for. In the name of all those who have fallen in the defence of fundamental values, let us continue Charlie Hebdo’s fight for free information.By making this appeal, Reporters Without Borders is expressing its deepest solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.
Versailles, IN—On Friday, the Ripley County Department of Health announced the 2nd death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was an adult female from Ripley County.“It is yet again, and with a heavy heart that we are informing our county of this sad news. Our condolences to the family,” Ripley County Health Officer David J. Welsh, M.D said. “We ask that the community redouble their efforts to protect yourself & family with social distancing, handwashing, and self-isolation when appropriate.”The adult female, over 60 years of age, from Ripley County, died while under hospitalizations at The Christ Hospital as a COVID-19 patient.While speaking on the Mayors Daily Brief on Friday, Mayor Mike Bettice pleaded with the community, ” I ask everyone to take this seriously and think about how your actions affect more than just yourself. And how they affect your family, friends, and neighbors. So you may be young and healthy. You may think this is a joke, but it is not a joke. There is a family today grieving a loss.”Dr. Welsh states the best ways to protect yourself are to wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The sports year of 2012 in Bosnia and Herzegovina was marked by a lot of success of our representatives, both in the category of individual sports and team sports. Our teams have achieved great results both on the tournament in B&H and on the International tournaments.The event that has significantly marked the sport year of 2012 is the decision of the European Olympic Committee to make Sarajevo and East Sarajevo the hosts of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in 2017. In order to remind, Sarajevo and East Sarajevo will also be the organizers of the EYOWF 2017.
WASHINGTON — Members of Iowa’s congressional delegation say it’s time to end the partial government shut-down, but their responses to President Trump’s Oval Office address vary, based on their political affiliation.Republican Senator Joni Ernst said Democrats in congress “are playing games with the safety and security of each and every town in America.” In a written statement issued Tuesday night, Ernst said a wall will not only protect the southern borner, but prevent human trafficking and the transport of illegal weapons and drugs.Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack, a Democrat from Iowa City, said the president seems obsessed with what Loebsack describes as “an expensive and ineffective wall.” Loebsack issued a written statement Tuesday night, saying it’s time for congress to stop “the bickering” and pass a bill that includes border security measures along with reform of the country’s broken immigration system.
The proposed Anti-Doping Bill establishes the anti-doping agency and proposes a $1,000 (100,000 Kenyan shillings, 872 euros) fine, and/or a year in jail for athletes caught doping.Those caught smuggling or administering banned substances face a $30,000 (3 million Kenya shillings, 26,200 euros) fine or a three-year jail term.Many in Kenya fear doping is rife among their top-class runners, who have been the source of enormous national pride.“We must win clean,” Kenyatta added. “As athletes, you are not only putting Kenya on the map and giving us pride – but you are also representing what is best about our country. This is something that we are very proud of.”Kenyatta said that every athlete who wins an Olympic medal would be given a cash reward of $10,000 for a gold, and $5,000 for a silver.Share on: WhatsApp Nairobi, KENYA | AFP |Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday he will give priority to pass a new anti-doping law to beat a deadline and ensure the east African track giants compete at the Rio Olympics.The second World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deadline for Kenya to tighten its anti-doping law and provide funding for a proposed anti-doping agency expired last week, with lawmakers having failed to pass a bill criminalising sports doping.A new WADA deadline of May 2 has been given.“By next week latest, the Anti-Doping Bill will have been passed by parliament and I will have signed it into law – so that there will be no excuse to deny our team from participation in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August,” Kenyatta said in a statement.International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe had threatened to ban Kenya from the Rio Games.“We know there are people who are looking for excuses to ensure that Kenya does not participate in the Olympics,” Kenyatta said, as he hosted athletes at a meeting at State House in the capital Nairobi.“We will not give them that excuse.”
By Mark William LiskyAccording to many philosophies and religions, spring represents renewal and rebirth. It’s the time nature comes out of its long winter sleep with a flurry of activity. The most important activity for both plants and animals is to seek energy, be it from sunlight or food. Plants and animals have been dormant for the last few months, living off the energy supplies stored in either their body fat or in their roots.Like nature, people also come out of their winter sleeps during springtime. Unlike nature, the majority of people haven’t been living off their stored energy supplies. In fact they’ve been adding to them. And now that summer is closing in fast, some of those folks who have put on extra pounds of stored energy (in the form of body-fat) are frantically looking for a way to lighten the load.Others have been storing their energy supplies for decades of winters and now find themselves medically obese.Whether you have gained a few pounds over the winter, or you have become obese, all is not lost. It’s said that “hope springs eternal” and that hope begins with dieting and exercise.Both of these activities are recommended by every professional health organization in the country, although their immense value is still not realized by the most of the public. However, before anyone begins a personal spring renewal program, they need to learn the facts in order to choose the right path.Good Fat, Bad FatAny diet for reducing stores of energy needs to focus on losing non-essential body fat called adipose tissue, not overall bodyweight. Our total body weight consists of bones, muscle, fat, water, etc. We need it all to be healthy. Even when it comes to adipose tissue, we need to have a certain amount because some fat is “essential.” Essential body fat is kept in bone marrow, organs and the fat abundant tissue in the central nervous system. Essential body fat is also needed for other functions including insulating the skin, protecting cells and organs from trauma and providing a reserve supply of energy in case of an emergency.Initial Weight Loss vs. Real Weight LossUnderstanding that the body is made up of different cells that have mass is why some of the initial weight loss on most diets is water (up to five to seven pounds), not adipose tissue. Initial water loss happens because when a person starts a diet, especially ones that are severely calorie restrictive like the South Beach Diet, the brain throws a fit. The principle fuel source for the brain is the simple sugar glucose. The body converts the sugars and starches you eat into a stored form of glucose and initially hides it in your muscles and liver for safekeeping.When you go on a diet that drastically cuts calories without an adaptation period, the brain’s fuel supply is compromised. Cells in the brain are unique in that they burn up nearly all of the fuel almost the moment it arrives. This requires an uninterrupted flow of glucose. It’s like the brain cells are always living on the edge. In order to keep the fuel coming from the pump, the brain seeks it out in the supply stored in the muscles.When the body stores converted sugars in the muscles, they’re attached to a water molecule. When the stored sugars are released to keep the brain from freaking out (this is why people get cranky when they start a diet), water is also released. The end result is loss of water weight, not adipose tissue. All the water weight will return the second the diet ends.All Diets Do WorkIt is a fact that all diet programs work, at least for a short while. It has been shown in research that within one year of starting a new diet, 99 percent of the people using the diet gain any weight that was lost back. Dramatic short-lived results is one reason or “secret” that authors of fad diet books tend to use titles such as, “Lose Thirty Pounds In Thirty Days”They know from research that anyone can lose thirty pounds in thirty days if they diet. They also know that the thirty pounds lost will come right back. That’s why many diet books usually do not mention what do six months from the start of the diet. Also if the fad diet is unpleasantly frugal or Spartan, the likelihood of using it year-round is not great. If a person is going to choose a diet program, it needs to be one that not only helps lose non-essential adipose tissue, but one that keeps it off year after year.Diets RevisitedWith so many views on dieting, it may prove wise to revisit some schools of thought. First is the “Mediterranean” diet. This diet is based on research from the 60s, focusing on the eating patterns of countries in the Mediterranean. This diet includes high intakes of fresh vegetables, nuts, olive oils, olives, fish, lamb, cheese and lots of wine with some complex breads. Studies show that this diet is very effective for weight loss. Also, this diet has been proven in research to improve the condition of patients with heart disease.Another is the “Paleolithic” diet first proposed by Dr. S. Boyd Eaton M.D. In 1988 and is based on what humans ate before the development of agriculture. Data for the diet was provided by research on modern-day hunter-gatherers. The ratio between animal calories to plant calories in hunter-gatherer cultures is about 65 percent to 35 percent respectively. The Paleolithic diet emphasizes meats from grass-fed animals or wild game, free-range poultry, seasonal fruits, raw nuts, raw seeds and lots of fresh leafy vegetables with no dairy, breads or potatoes.Since its first release, several other diets have followed the “Paleo” line of reasoning. These types of diets, like the Mediterranean diet, are really based on changing long term eating patterns and lifestyles. To succeed in either of these styles, it’s recommended to slowly replace the common foods a person may eat like breads and pastas with more vegetables and salads.The next school of thought is the “High Protein/Fat Low Carbohydrate” diets. These are a group of diets that began appearing in the 1990s including, Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, the Sugar Busters and Protein Power to name a few. All of these diets are based on a high intake of protein and fat and a low intake of sugars and carbohydrates.The reasoning behind these approaches is that eating large amount of carbohydrates, provoke a hunger response, which encourages overeating. Also, overeating carbohydrates causes the release of large amounts of the storage hormone insulin, resulting in body fat weight gains.These diets also trigger a process called “ketosis” which may help the body to burn adipose tissue. From observations, these diets have been shown to work. However rapid weight loss also causes the loss of lean muscle mass along with adipose tissue. Research has shown that people following Dr. Atkins diet, for example, lose up to 50 percent of their lean muscle mass. Constant loss of lean muscle mass has been shown in research to promote accelerated cell aging.In order to be successful at choosing your approach to healthy eating, it is true that you are what you eat. When crafting your diet, find one that you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy it you will quit. Think long term. Pay attention to the results you’re experiencing. Learn what works and what doesn’t.The Skinny on ExerciseIf, along with dieting, a person wants to add exercise to their program, daily activities such as shopping or doing the laundry simple won’t do. A person needs to kick it up a bit. More challenging daily aerobic activities or “cardio” activities like pushing a lawnmower or biking to the store will do. All types of physical activity help as long as they are performed at a moderate or vigorous intensity for at least 10 minutes at a time.Walking is another great activity. Begin your program with brisk 15-minute walks, four to five times a week. When you feel ready, add 10 minutes to the walks. Eventually, try working up to 45-60 minute walks. This increase should happen over weeks, not days. When performing any aerobic activity, increases in intensity need to gradual in order for the body to adapt, just like dieting.Besides an aerobic activity, strengthening muscles by lifting weight at least two days a week should be mandatory. Not only does strength training improve your overall sense of well being, it helps maintain lean muscle mass while dieting. This is extremely important to maintain health. A strength training program should work all the major muscle groups of your body – legs, hips, back, chest and abdomen. One exercise per body part is all that is necessary. A strength training program to accompany a diet shouldn’t last more than 20 minutes, tops.So, as spring is here with summer coming, it is a perfect time to renew your health by losing weight and getting stronger. So, spring into your new diet and exercise routine with commitment, compliance and consistency.Mark William Lisky is a personal fitness advisor. Mark can be reached at (732) 933-9070 or e-mail: [email protected]
The Vancouver Sun is out with a report today, suggesting green energy projects represent a threat, to five of the ten most threatend rivers in this province. The report comes from the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC and spokesman Mark Angelo says it underlines the public concern about a flood of private run-of-river power proposals, across the province. He says that concerns goes to the absence of a comprehensive provincial strategy, that considers the cumulative impacts of the projects. It lists the Peace River…ranked sixth on this year’s list of threatened rivers…as one of the five, under a green power threat. – Advertisement -Not surprisingly, it cites the proposed Site-C dam as the local area threat and it lists farmland, wildlife habitat and archeological sites, downstream from Hudson’s Hope, as the potential victims.
However, they won’t know whom they’re going to play until Wednesday night when Huntington Beach hosts Tustin. The winner of that game plays Los Alamitos and May and his coaching staff would like to be there in person to scout both teams. One problem, though. Wednesday is also Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. So what is a married coach to do? Most wives would get mad at their husbands for volunteering to work on Valentine’s Day but luckily for him, Los Alamitos boys basketball coach Russ May doesn’t have that problem. After winning the Sunset League title and riding a 16-game winning streak into the CIF Southern Section playoffs, the Griffins (24-4) will open the postseason at home this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. “Instead of dinner and a movie, it’s probably going to be dinner and a basketball game for the wife,” May said. “Or maybe I’ll take a rain check on Valentine’s Day. Actually, my wife is pretty competitive. She’d probably send me to the game rather than have dinner.” Some coaches might not want a bye this time of the year for fear of losing whatever momentum they had entering the playoffs but if you ask St. Anthony coach Glenn Marx, he’ll take one every time. The Saints finished the regular season 23-3, having won the Santa Fe League with a perfect 8-0 record. As a result, they were seeded second in Division IV-A and have a bye in Wednesday’s first round. They won’t play again until they host a second-round game on Friday against the winner of Wednesday’s Webb-L.A. Baptist contest. “I like having a bye in the first round,” Marx said. “We don’t have to play a game on Wednesday and we get to scout our next opponent in person. And whoever wins only has one day to prepare for us. I think we have the advantage.” Just about every year, there’s a lot of pressure on Artesia in the playoffs because usually, it’s the favorite to win its division. However, this year, the Pioneers will not have that problem because they’re no longer the hunted, but the hunter instead. Despite only having two losses during the regular season, Artesia (24-2) didn’t earn the top seed in Division I-AA. Instead, that went to Mater Dei (24-3) while the Pioneers are seeded second. Artesia beat the Monarchs on Dec. 29, 58-57 at the Orange Holiday Classic. “I guess that gives us something to shoot for,” Artesia coach Loren Grover said. “But right now, we’re not worried about rankings, we just want to play, no matter who it’s against. We haven’t played a game since last Tuesday so I think we’re all chomping on the bit to get back on the floor.” Normally in the playoffs, teams don’t know too much about their opponent and they have to rely on looking at film to scout them. La Mirada, however, won’t that have that problem. The Matadores (19-7) defeated Lawndale 56-42 on Dec. 9 in the finals of the El Rancho Tournament and as luck would have it, the Matadores drew them again in the first round of the Division I-AA playoffs Friday night. And if they win and if Gahr beats St. John Bosco in the first round, La Mirada would then play the Gladiators in the second round Feb. 20. The Matadores defeated Gahr 91-88 on Jan. 15. For the first time in a while, Compton is going to be completely healthy when it opens the playoffs Friday night at home against the winner of Wednesday’s South Torrance-J. Serra wild-card game. The latest injury for the Tarbabes (22-5) occurred last Thursday against Jordan when senior point guard Anthony Sandoval was hit in the face with an elbow. Sandoval never returned and he needed nine stitches to stop the bleeding. On Sunday, Compton coach Tony Thomas said he should have his floor general back in time for Friday’s game. “He’s going to have the stitches taken out on Thursday and we expect him to be healthy,” Thomas said. “He’s the facilitator of our offense and we need him.” – Ben Villa 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Zach Reed had 21 points and the Eureka Loggers boys’ basketball team shocked the crowd and the Big 5 Conference with a 54-42 overtime win against the Arcata Tigers, Wednesday night, at Arcata High.Eureka started strong, building a seven-point lead early in the first quarter. Towards the end of the first quarter the Tigers woke up as Arcata bounced back to take a 19-12 lead at the end of the first.“We’ve stuck together through adversity,” Eureka head coach Robbie Thompson said. “Tonight was a …
The basketball court isn’t the only place where Andre Iguodala is a straight shooter. On Tuesday, appearing on ESPN’s “The Breakfast Club” to discuss his newly released book “The Sixth Man” he said he believes former Warriors coach Mark Jackson has been blackballed by the NBA.“I do,” he said. “Yes. Absolutely.”Iguodala joined the Warriors for the 2013-14 season in Jackson’s third, and final, season as the team’s coach.“He was one of my favorite coaches of all time,” Iguodala said. “It was …