Reporters Without Borders becomes partner in Deutsche Welle blogs contest

first_img Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information September 1, 2005 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders becomes partner in Deutsche Welle blogs contest Deutsche Welle launched its second Best Of The Blogs – or BOBS – competition on 1 September. Reporters Without Borders is sponsoring a special category for blogs that defend freedom of expression. Internet users are invited to use an online form to propose their favourite blog (in any of nine languages) News Deutsche Welle* launched its second Best Of The Blogs – or BOBS – competition on 1 September. Reporters Without Borders is sponsoring a special category for blogs that defend freedom of expression. Internet users are invited to use an online form to propose their favourite blog (in any of nine languages)What are BOBS?Best Of The Blogs – or BOBS – is an international weblog competition with a special focus on journalistic weblogs. It is held in nine languages: German, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French and Farsi. It includes a “best podcast” category in recognition of the increasing importance of Web radio. As well as the special “freedom of expression” category, the other categories are Best Weblog, Best Multimedia Blog and Best Journalistic Blog (in which honours are awarded in each of the nine languages).The various stages of the competition are as follows: after an initial screening, an international jury of independent journalists, media specialists, well-known bloggers and a Reporters Without Borders representative will choose a shortlist of nominees. They will be submitted to a vote by the Internet public from 24 October to 20 November, as well as to the jury’s evaluation. The winners will be announced on 21 November.The Reporters Without Borders special prizeThis prize is for weblogs that actively defend freedom of expression. It is an extension of the concept behind the Freedom Blogs Awards which Reporters Without Borders held last May ( The BOBS site- Propose a blogAttention: To propose a blog that defends freedom of expression, click on Special Reporters Without Borders Award in the Nomination Category menu.* Deutsche Welle is a German radio station that targets an international audience last_img read more

Full Show Video: Phish Performs ‘Proud Mary’ A Cappella, Busts Out ‘Carolina’ In 2003

first_imgSetlist: Phish at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC – 3/1/03Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, The Moma Dance, Foam, Lawn Boy, Character Zero > Divided Sky, Mountains in the Mist, Waves > Sample in a JarSet 2: Rock and Roll > Wilson > Piper > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Wolfman’s Brother -> Boogie On Reggae Woman, Wading in the Velvet Sea > Run Like an Antelope, CarolinaEncore: First Tube > You Enjoy Myself -> Proud Mary[1][1] a cappella.Teases:· Oye Como Va and Another One Bites the Dust teases in Piper· Oye Como Va and Daniel Saw the Stone teases in You Enjoy Myself· San-Ho-Zay tease in Chalk Dust Torture After reuniting for New Year’s of 2002, Phish kept the magic alive during a potent winter tour of 2003. While 2/26 and 2/28 are often looked upon as the top shows from the run, the band kept things in top form for the next performance in Greensboro, NC. The Greensboro Coliseum was shaken to the foundation, as Phish opened with “Chalk Dust Torture” and never looked back.Some highlights of many include a “Piper” with “Oye Como Va” and “Another One Bites The Dust” teases, a bust-out of the traditional “Carolina” for the appropriate setting (interestingly, the song hasn’t been played since), and a fun encore that included a “First Tube > You Enjoy Myself,” and featured a vocal jam that transitioned into an a cappella rendering of CCR hit “Proud Mary.”Thanks to BurningShoreProphet2, we have full video of the show. Enjoy!last_img read more

US, Institut Pasteur team up for flu virus surveillance

first_imgFeb 21, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US government recently agreed to collaborate with France’s Institut Pasteur (IP) on efforts to increase the world’s ability to detect influenza viruses that could lead to a human flu pandemic.The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will set up a joint working group with IP to oversee the collaboration, which will focus initially on Southeast Asia, HHS announced on Feb 6. IP is a private, nonprofit foundation with an international network of centers working to prevent and treat infectious diseases.HHS said initial plans under the agreement include:Building capacity for surveillance, epidemiologic investigation, testing, diagnosis, and control of infectious diseases in countries affected by and at risk for the spread of H5N1 avian fluExchanging technical expertise to promote rapid response to disease threatsDisseminating effective and accurate public information on infectious diseases in developing countries, including messages in local languagesA memorandum establishing the collaboration was signed Feb 6 by HHS Deputy Secretary Alex M. Azar and IP President Alice Dautry.”This partnership will substantially strengthen the capacity to prepare for and respond to a pandemic in countries where avian influenza is now endemic in poultry and where human infections and deaths have occurred,” Azar said in the HHS announcement. “We are very pleased to partner with IP, an internationally respected research institute with such an impressive global network of institutes.”Avian flu and other respiratory diseases have been a major concern of IP, said Dautry, as quoted in the HHS news release. “We have laid a heavy focus on them since 2004 and heartily welcome this new partnership with HHS to fight the potential pandemic.”HHS spokesman Bill Hall told CIDRAP News the agreement provides for the sharing of information and other resources related to avian flu and pandemic planning.”To my knowledge there’s not a specific project that’s now under way” under the pact, though projects will evolve, Hall said. “We’ll be sharing staff people who may go to IP to work in their labs and learn what they’re doing, and sharing information back and forth. We may make use of IP labs in Southeast Asia so we don’t have to build our own labs.”The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be a “primary component” of HHS involved in the collaboration, but it will involve other agencies as well, such as the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Hall said.He said no money is changing hands under the agreement at this point. “It’s an agreement that says we’ll work closely together because we have common goals and have resources that complement each other. At this point there’s no money involved.”The agreement stems from a tour of Southeast Asia in October 2005 by HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt and an international delegation of health experts, according to HHS. During that trip and subsequent negotiations, HHS and IP developed a plan to collaborate on avian flu containment and surveillance efforts in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Stewart Simonson, assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness, led the negotiations for HHS.See also:HHS news release Pasteur site read more

Final Production Blast on Ketchikan Pinnacle Removal Project

first_imgImage source: J.E. McAmisJ.E. McAmis and Contract Drilling and Blasting successfully wrapped up the final production blast on the Ketchikan Pinnacle Removal Project in Alaska yesterday. A few days of dredging out that blasted rock and the crews will be headed back to the Columbia River, J.E. McAmis said in their latest project update.Crews officially started drilling operations on December 17, 2019.The purpose of the project was to drill/blast and dredge approximately 1-acre of rock down to elevation -41.5′ in support of shipping and vessel traffic for the City of Ketchikan.For this project, McAmis mobilized from their base on the Columbia River on December 7, arrived in Ketchikan on December 15, and started operations on 17 December.last_img

Osimhen, Chukwueze begin 14-day Isolation in Lagos

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking Super Eagles duo of Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze will observe another 14 days in isolation following their return to the country on Sunday.Both players, who arrived from Europe aboard a private jet, were immediately moved to one of the Isolation Centres in Lagos. Competent source hinted that the players were in the country to sort out some personal issues, but would have to wait for a period of 14 days to reunite with their families.Our source also disclosed that the international passports of the players were taken by the Nigerian Immigration Service on arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.Osimhen is undergoing a third isolation since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March.He was isolated on his return for his father’s burial and was also quarantined when he returned to France to regroup with his club.The 21-year-old striker is set to become Napoli’s most expensive signing ever, as the Partenopei are set to pay a stunning €50 million and bonuses to Lille OSC for the Nigerian talent. Osimhen scored 18 goals and four assists in all competitions for Lille, before Ligue 1 was cancelled due to COVID-19.Tags: EuropeSamuel ChukwuezeSuper EaglesVictor Osimhenlast_img read more