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Reformist daily closed over “I am Charlie” front page

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more A closure order issued by the Tehran public prosecutor on 17 January was confirmed today by the Committee for Press Authorization and Surveillance (an offshoot of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance), which said it was withdrawing the newspaper’s permit for “insulting Islam.”Mardom Emroz had published only 19 issues. As soon as its launch was announced, conservative media, especially those that support the Revolutionary Guards, began pressing for its closure.They included the ultra-conservative daily Kayhan, Supreme Leader Ali Khameini’s mouthpiece, which also called for the arrest of its journalists, including editor Mohammed Ghoochani.According to Ghoochani, he and his staff decided on the “I am Charlie” front-page before Charlie-Hebdo came out with its latest issue with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the front cover.“This is not the first time that the conservative media, and especially the extremist Kayhan, have ordered a newspaper’s closure and that the judicial authorities and Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance have then carried out the order,” said Reza Moini, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk.“The strategy of these hate media compounds the arbitrary behaviour of government officials, who already have many repressive judicial mechanisms at their disposal for silencing independently-minded media.”One of the world’s most repressive countries as regards freedom of information, Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. June 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information News IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of Mardom Emroz, a new reformist daily newspaper, for publishing a front-page photo of US actor George Clooney beneath a headline that quoted him as saying “I am Charlie.” News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists to go further News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists January 19, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reformist daily closed over “I am Charlie” front page News Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

MEP Kelly calls for increased support for girls and women in…

first_img Previous articleArdpatrick crowned this year’s Going For Gold overall champions for 2019Next articleWATCH: “We Have To Take Our Opportunities” Carbery and Henderson ahead of Samoa Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Ireland South MEP Sean KellySeán Kelly MEP and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has called for increased supports for girls and women in computer science, as the EU celebrates Code Week and European Week of Action for Girls this week.“More than half of female secondary school students in Ireland say they are not given enough information about STEM subjects, while only 17 per cent of the 8 million digital technology experts in the EU are women,” the Ireland South MEP warned.“The lack of participation of women and girls in the digital economy is not only down to lower interest in STEM and ICT,” he said noting the issue also includes “distorted perceptions, stereotypes and lack of role models” to inspire girls.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It is vital that girls are well-informed of the many opportunities available to them in the STEM sectors. There remains a severe shortage of skilled ICT professionals across Europe, and there is a clear solution to this – we must encourage girls to pursue their talents in STEM subjects,” said Mr Kelly, a former teacher.Women’s voices are sorely lacking in the world of technology, which causes significant loss on all fronts – economic, societal and human capital, according to MEP Kelly.As part of EU Code Week and the European Week of Action for Girls, Mr Kelly hosted the Greenlight for Girls group in the European Parliament for the Generation Code exhibition yesterday (Tuesday).“Greenlight for Girls seeks to promote inclusive education on STEM subjects and encourage girls to pursue studies in these fields.“Coding is an increasingly important skill that girls are still not being encouraged to engage in. There is a significant gender gap among technology experts, while 40pc of enterprises recruiting ICT specialists report difficulties in getting qualified people.“We need to be equipping young women with the necessary computing skills and encourage their studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM),” Mr Kelly underlined. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img NewsBusinessPoliticsMEP Kelly calls for increased support for girls and women in techBy Staff Reporter – October 9, 2019 119 Print Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Mike Gundy Says OSU Strayed from Run Game, but Offensive Line Improving

first_imgOklahoma State showed flashes of improvement in the running game on Saturday, with Chris Carson and Justice Hill each showing off what they can do in space when the line gets some push. Carson showed physicality and overall looked to be improved mentally with him lowering his shoulder on several occasions and showing a willingness to pick up tough yards. And Hill improved from game 1 with more touches, which gave us a really good glance of the magic he can work in space. He’s explosive in space and showed he is a decisive runner, making key cutbacks like the one below:Justice Hill. ??? pic.twitter.com/odnqV7w3YR— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 10, 2016Despite the box score which showed just 50 total rushing yards in Saturday’s loss to Central Michigan (Mason Rudolph had negative 19), Mike Gundy likes the groups improvement through two weeks of play.Taking out Mason Rudolph’s carries/sacks negative yards, OSU rushed for 4 yards per carry. But with just 16 touches, the option to move to the passing game — where OSU struggled Saturday — is a bit of a head scratcher that Mike Gundy acknowledged this week.“I think we were a little better last game, but we abandoned the run a little too quickly,” Gundy said in his coaches show. “It’s easy to look back and say you would have done one thing different or another thing different.“We had two technical missed assignments in the run game and two in protections. Last year, we averaged about four a game in the run game, so we’ve improved a little bit.”There were some bright spots: Larry Williams looked much improved from his week one effort, while Marcus Keyes showed signs of struggling at left guard, and Lundblade at center looked overmatched. Which isn’t surprising, given his smaller frame.Overall, though, the bottom line is that was a game against Central Michigan. OSU was more talented in the trenches, so they should have looked improved from the season opening FCS opponent SE Louisiana.The Cowboys face a stout test this weekend with Pitt bringing the No. 37 overall defense and No. 40 rushing defense nationally through two weeks. The Panthers are giving up 4.35 yards per carry and nearly 150 yards rushing per game. If Oklahoma State can get close to that number (they had 50 in game 2, and 144 in game 1), it would show marked improvement against a significantly higher quality opponent.It’s easy to say it looks improved, but the bottom line is that this is the first of several big tests. Added Gundy: “We’ll know a lot more on Oct. 1 about where we’re at.” If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

NCST Assesses Proposals for Funding

first_imgStory Highlights The National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) is now in the process of assessing proposals and applications for the Science and Technology Research and Development Fund. Dr. Wheatley said that the applications are being assessed based on merit of what it can do to improve the lives of Jamaicans, including creating employment opportunities or contributing to national development.center_img The National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) is now in the process of assessing proposals and applications for the Science and Technology Research and Development Fund.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ recently, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, said the Commission has received several promising applications, for which they have hopes of seeing a number of products coming to market.The Minister further added that the hope is to also see these businesses providing well-needed employment to Jamaicans.Dr. Wheatley said that the applications are being assessed based on merit of what it can do to improve the lives of Jamaicans, including creating employment opportunities or contributing to national development.The $30-million research and development fund will allow Jamaicans with their products, researchers employed to a higher educational institution or to a public or private non-profit research organisation or unit to get financial assistance.“The Fund was created as part of a [structured] approach to ensure that Jamaica develops the sciences through research and development,” the Minister said.“We as a Government need to invest in research and development, and would also like to see the private sector do the same,” he added, explaining that as a society “we rely too heavily on imported products instead of producing for our own consumption”.Dr. Wheatley said that Jamaicans have the inherent capacity to be innovative and creative, so the Government is investing in the people.Calls for proposals were made by the Ministry in April 2017.last_img read more