Francophone organisation asked to help save French-language daily facing sudden liquidation

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts CambodiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information to go further CambodiaAsia – Pacific February 24, 2021 Find out more News Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream Google experiments drop Australian media from search results RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” January 21, 2021 Find out more News June 13, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Francophone organisation asked to help save French-language daily facing sudden liquidation News News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is outraged at yesterday’s decision by the owners of the French-language daily Cambodge Soir to close the newspaper, just two days after unfairly dismissing its news editor for publishing extracts from a long report on illegal logging that was critical of the government.The press freedom organisation voiced its solidarity with the newspapers 30 employees – 14 of them journalists – who could all lose their jobs, and called on Abdou Diouf, the secretary-general of the International Organisation of Francophone Countries (OIF), to intercede.”The OIF has for years been supporting Cambodge Soir, which has become a landmark of the French-language media in Asia and had produced many talented French and Cambodian journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although your organisation had just released new funds to support this newspaper, its management has decided to terminate this 12-year-old venture on the grounds of financial difficulties. We ask you to help prevent the disappearance of this exemplary French-language daily.”Cambodge Soir’s owners, among them minority shareholder Philippe Monin, yesterday told its staff that the liquidation of the newspaper and the company that publishes it, Société des Editions du Mékong, had already begun. The announcement came just one day after the newspaper’s journalists began a strike in protest against the summary dismissal of news editor Soren Seelow for publishing a detailed story based on a report by the environmental group Global Witness implicating associates of Prime Minister Hun Sen in illegal logging.The story did not please Monin and the newspaper’s managing editor, who summoned Seelow on 10 June and told him he was fired.Monin, who is also employed by the French Development Agency (AFD) to act as a adviser for the Cambodian agriculture ministry, told Seelow that his article would upset the authorities and put him in a difficult position.The Cambodian government has banned publication of the report in full or in part, while the prime minister’s brother, Hun Neng, reportedly said that if anyone from Global Witness came to Cambodia, he would “beat them on the head until it broke.”Cambodge Soir’s striking employees meanwhile issued a statement today condemning Seelow’s summary dismissal, the meddling in its editorial policies and the fact that the newspaper seems to have no future.Reporters Without Borders contacted Monin, who has been a shareholder since the newspaper was launched in 1995, but he refused to make any comment.A Cambodia-based journalist who spoke to Reporters Without Borders on condition of anonymity claimed that the new managing editor hired by Cambodge Soir’s board last September had been given the job of “sabotaging” the newspaper.With support from the French embassy, the staff recently launched several new projects including a website (which is down today) and special sections to cover the trial of Khmer Rouge members. But the managing editor allegedly did several things to undermine these initiatives, including abruptly suspending an advertising sales contract in December.Cambodge Soir had a reputation for editorial independence, compared with its French-language counterparts in Laos and Vietnam. Despite its limited circulation (about 2,000 copies) and recurring financial difficulties, it had significant impact on the Cambodian media landscape and its reports were often quoted in the Khmer-language press. Follow the news on Cambodia The news editor of the French-language daily Cambodge Soir was fired on 10 June for publishing extracts from an environmental NGO’s report on illegal logging. Then yesterday, the newspaper’s owners, including Philippe Monin, a French consultant working for the Cambodian agriculture ministry, announced that the newspaper is to be liquidated. December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Green Flag flying proudly over Limerick’s People’s Park

first_imgLimerickNewsGreen Flag flying proudly over Limerick’s People’s ParkBy Alan Jacques – July 30, 2019 314 Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleConcerns raised over Punches Cross student developmentNext articleO’Connell Street revitalisation plans lack ambition Alan Jacques Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSGreen FlaglimerickLimerick City and County CouncilPeople’s Park Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Green Flag flying proudly over Limerick’s People’s Park. It was raised by Mayor of Limerick City and County, Michael Sheahan and Michael Sheehan, Park Superintendent Limerick City and County.Picture: Keith WisemanA Green Flag now flies proudly over the People’s Park after the park was chosen as one of the latest recipients of the internationally recognised Green Flag Awards.The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces around the world.It aims to encourage the provision of good quality public parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways and encourages high environmental performance and good management. Parks and green spaces are judged against eight key criteria.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The People’s Park in Limerick city and the Páirc Cois Féile in Abbeyfeale have received the Green Flag Award.This year participating countries included Australia, Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Wales.The 2019 awards were available to public town parks, country parks, gardens, cemeteries, and green spaces from across the whole country.They are judged every year by a peer jury of green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against the strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, and community involvement.This international award is a recognition that the People’s Park meets the highest possible environmental standards.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “This award is a huge honour for all who work in the Parks Section of the Council. The People’s Park plays an integral part in making Limerick city an attractive place to live and people strongly identify with it. City parks improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities and neighbourhoods more attractive places to live and work.”“We are proud to have so many wonderful green spaces in our city for people to enjoy. I would encourage everyone to get outdoors this summer and enjoy the parks and green spaces that we have on our doorstep in Limerick City and County.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Saturday is Crusader Knight

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, May 5, 2015:Tuesday•Golf at Hesston 8 a.m.•JV Golf at Clearwater 3 p.m.Wednesday•Lions Club Awards 10 p.m. in Auditorium.Thursday•Regional Tennis 10 a.m.•Golf at Tex Consolver 3 p.m.•Baseball at WHS vs Clearwater 4 p.m.•Softball at WHS vs Clearwater 4:30 p.m.Friday•Regional Tennis at Winfield 10 a.m.•Track at Chaparral 3 p.m.Saturday•Baseball at Ark City 4 p.m., 6 p.m.•Regional Tennis at Winfield 9 a.m.Today’s Lunch – Pork Rib with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Tri-Tater, Green Beans, Pineapple, Apple Crisp and milk.Tomorrow’s Lunch -Soft Taco, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Shredded Romaine, pears and milk.Today’s News *JV Golf will be dismissed at 1:00 today. They will be marked “activity.”*This Saturday is Crusader Knight-In from 7 p.m. to midnight. This is a middle school and high school event where you can watch The Sandlot and participate in a hockey tournament . See you there!*There will be a girls basketball meeting for returning players today @ 3:10 in the Health Room. Please see Coach Adams if you have any questions.*There will be a football meeting tomorrow in the Weight Room at 3:10 p.m.*The 2014-2015 Sports Banquet will be on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 a.m. in the auditorium.*There will be a meeting tomorrow after school in the health room for anyone interested in participating in Cross Country next school year.*Final Schedule–Students must be in the classroom for the entire finals period and cannot be released early, even if they finish early.Friday May 15thNormal 1st through 4th hours.Students not taking finals are released at 11:18.All students taking finals will attend first lunch.1st hour Final- 11:45-1:232nd Hour Final- 1:28-3:05.Monday May 18th3rd hour Final- 8:00-9:374th hour final- 9:42-11:18All students taking finals will attend first lunch5th hour Final- 11:45-1:236th hour Final- 1:28-3:05.Tuesday May 19th7th Hour Final- 8:00-9:378th Hour Final- 9:42-11:18School is dismissed for the summer at 11:18.*There are only three applicants for NHS officers next year. Please come get a form from Ms. Hollas if you are interested.*Senior Finals will be on Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th. Seniors only need to come Monday  morning if they are taking a final the following day in class.  Mondays finals will be 5th,6th,7th and 8th periods. Tuesdays finals will be  1st,2nd,3rd and 4th periods. Seniors will be dismissed after 4th hour on Tuesday.*Volleyball girls- Camp Forms, Fundraising forms and money need to be turned into the office.*Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!  You can also go to: is:National Teacher Appreciation DayCinco de Mayo.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Klopp ‘respects’ FA Cup but health of Liverpool stars comes first

first_imgKlopp worriedLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Jurgen Klopp insists he respects the FA Cup but that won’t stop Liverpool’s manager prioritising his fatigued players’ health in Sunday’s FA Cup derby clash against Everton.Naby Keita became the latest addition to Liverpool’s growing injury list when he pick up a groin problem before the runaway leaders’ 2-0 win over Sheffield United in the Premier League on Thursday.With defenders Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and forward Rhian Brewster all out, Klopp finds himself down to just 12 fit senior outfield players, plus new signing Takumi Minamino and a number of youth team members.A third round Merseyside derby at Anfield would traditionally see seven-time FA Cup winners Liverpool field a full-strength team.But regardless of the FA Cup’s place in Liverpool’s storied history, Klopp, who has yet to win the competition, hinted he would be forced to rest several stars after a frantic festive period that included six games in 16 days.“We respect them and we respect the competition, respect what the people want us to achieve – that’s a very important part of it – but I cannot do things because of the name of the opponent,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.“People have told me already a couple of times I wouldn’t respect the cup competitions but that is not true.“But my first job is to respect the players, my absolutely number one job. I see them every day, every second, I see them all the time and I have to make a decision is it allowed to bring them again or not?“I am usually not emotional, I try to make decisions because of situations and not because of the opponent.”– Everton opportunity? –Liverpool beat Everton 5-2 in the league at Anfield a month ago but that was the final game of Marco Silva’s reign. Klopp expects a much sterner test this time, especially as new Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is the only boss to beat Liverpool this season while the Italian was in charge of Napoli.“I heard a little bit of what Carlo said this morning and they are obviously on fire and we have to make sure we are ready for that,” Klopp said.“We need the crowd because that’s the only advantage we have: it is just two teams who play each other, two teams from the same city.”Everton, who suffered their first defeat under Ancelotti at the hands of Manchester City on Wednesday, have not beaten Liverpool at Anfield since 1999.Ancelotti, an FA Cup winner with Chelsea in 2010, on Friday urged his players to seize a “fantastic opportunity” in the tie.“It is a fantastic challenge but also a fantastic opportunity,” Ancelotti said.“We are going to play against the best team in this moment, they are world champions so congratulations to them, but this is a fantastic challenge for us.”Ancelotti guided Napoli to a 2-0 Champions League victory over Liverpool in September and took a point from a 1-1 draw at Anfield in November before he was sacked.Asked the secret to beating Klopp, the 60-year-old offered a shrug and a smile. “Score more goals,” he said.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

PBSO sergeant dies during honeymoon

first_imgPalm Beach County, along with family members and friends are in mourning after the sudden loss of a hero.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) Sergeant Tammy Davis-Partridge died on Oct. 7 while on her honeymoon in Las Vegas.The 32-year-old Sergeant and her husband, Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Andrew Flink, were married just three days before her unexpected death.(CBS12)Sgt. Davis-Partridge’s body was discovered in the bathroom of their Luxor Hotel room, according to the Clark County Coroner’s office.Christopher Davis-Partridge, Tammy’s brother, told CBS12 that his sister took great pride in her job and always went out of her way to help others.He also described his sister as “the life of the party.”“I got to do the father-daughter dance with her and walk her down the aisle because we don’t have a father,” he said. “When I was dancing with her, she was laughing and cracking up; it was typical Tammy.”“She was sweet, she was funny, and she was the life of the party,” he added.Sgt. Davis-Patridge’s cause of death has not been released at this time.She served her department for over eight-years and made history in February of 2018 as the youngest female to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant in her division.(CBS12)last_img read more

President Trump Makes Palm Beach Permanent Residence

first_imgTrump notes that New Yorkers have treated him poorly. Citing negativity from city and state political leaders in his previous permanent residence of New York as the reason he has been driven out. But, Trump admits he will always have a special place in his heart for his birthplace. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded to the news, saying “It’s not like Trump paid taxes here anyway.” Cuomo added “Good riddance” and “He’s all yours, Florida.” (Washington, DC) — Apparently, Palm Beach is the place to be for the President who is giving up city life. President Trump has officially made Palm Beach his new permanent residence. The President announced on Twitter he hated having to make the decision, but said it “will be best for all concerned.” last_img

Graphic pictures between city employees could cost WPB taxpayers 180k

first_imgA former West Palm Beach employee could be receiving a whopping $180,000 from the city as part of a settlement in connection to a graphic image and her recent firing.Former city employee Sharagay Esposito is said to have received a picture of graphic nature and was fired on Oct. 4. for unrelated reasons.She worked for the city since 2000 and reportedly showed the graphic image during her termination hearing.Mayor Keith James said once he heard about the scandalous image from then-Assistant City Administrator Faye Johnson, he asked for the resignation of City Administrator Jeff Green.Mayor James told WPTV that he had evidence that “a very graphic text was sent and that Green was in the text chain.”However, city officials have not disclosed who sent the picture.The settlement has been placed on the city’s agenda for approval, which is set for Monday.Mayor James broke the news about the settlement to city commissioners during a commissioner meeting on Nov. 4.He said he was unable to disclose the situation sooner because it had “quickly escalated into a sensitive legal matter”The settlement was an effort to spare the city an expensive lawsuit by Espositio, James added.City Commissioner Richard Ryles said the settlement and the allegations around it had taken him by complete surprise.Ryles stressed the high cost of the settlement, saying that “in his 30 years of being an attorney he had never seen a municipality settle a pre-suit for “that much money.”Ryles is asking for more information before approving the settlement.last_img read more

Sheriff John Williams killed in front of his son, police say

first_imgOfficials are now saying Lowndes County Alabama Sheriff John Williams was shot in front of his son.The sheriff was shot after he approached a truck and asked the driver to turn down his music.The suspect, 18-year-old William Chase Johnson, is the son of a Montgomery County Deputy.Police arrested him several hours later when he returned to the scene.Johnson made his first court appearance Monday where he was charged with murder and denied bond.A Crenshaw County judge has placed a gag order on the case, prohibiting anyone associated with the case from making any statements at this time.last_img

Police say a North Carolina man they say set woman on fire

first_imgNorth Carolina police say a man is accused of pouring a flammable liquid on a woman and setting her on fire while she drove alone in her car.Police found Khloe McNeal, 24, of Kinston on a sidewalk with severe burns on her body. McNeal told police that she was driving and when she came to a stop a man approached her car, and threw the flammable liquid on her and set her on fire.Police say the suspect and the victim did not know each other.41-year-old Venice Taylor was arrested during a traffic stop in Kinston on Monday night. Taylor faces charges of attempted murder, malicious maiming and resisting public officials, among other counts.As for the victim, she was sent to a burn center, and her condition remains unknown as of right now.The chief called it a “heinous” crime. “I’ve never seen such a breach of humanity,” he said.last_img read more