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Government bans Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11”

first_img February 23, 2015 Find out more August 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government bans Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Kuwaiti Information ministry’s decision on 1 August to ban screening of Michael Moore’s documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” and urged the authorities to lift the interdiction. “The Kuwaiti authorities are free to disagree with Michael Moore’s political preferences but it is regrettable that they are using the weapon of censorship to deprive the Kuwaiti public of the Information and views contained in his film,” the organisation said. Receive email alerts Popular blogger charged with blasphemy Organisation News KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Kuwait to go further News Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term News January 21, 2016 Find out more News New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Kuwaiti Information ministry’s decision on 1 August to ban screening of Michael Moore’s documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and urged the authorities to lift the interdiction.”The Kuwaiti authorities are free to disagree with Michael Moore’s political preferences but it is regrettable that they are using the weapon of censorship to deprive the Kuwaiti public of the Information and views contained in his film,” the organisation said. “This ban is all the more damaging to Kuwait’s image as, so far, it is the only country in the region to take such a decision.”The Information ministry’s cinema and production supervisor, Abdel-Aziz Bou Dastour, said the film insulted the Saudi royal family. “We have a law that prohibits insulting friendly nations and ties between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are special,” he said. He also said Moore’s film “criticised America’s policy on invading Iraq and this was tantamount to criticising Kuwait for (what it did) to liberate Iraq … (and) would have angered Kuwaitis.”A request for licensing “Fahrenheit 9/11” in Kuwait was filed with the Information ministry last month by the state-owned Kuwait National Cinema Company, which owns all of the country’s cinemas.The film has already been showing for several weeks in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon, where it has been a success. It opened simultaneously on 3 August in Qatar, Bahrain and Oman and is due to open soon in Egypt. Pirate copies have also been circulating clandestinely in several of the region’s countries. KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa September 5, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more

New safety equipment bolsters Greater Binghamton Airport

first_imgTOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — It may look like a space roving vehicle, but the new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle at the Greater Binghamton Airport has finally arrived. “It’s modern technology for us, it’s a quicker response for us. It helps us because we’re not fumbling around, like I said before, looking for switches and buttons. It’s all right there, it’s within reach of the driver.” The purpose of the vehicle is to contain a fire or emergency situation until additional help arrives. All equipment on board assists in doing that, including new technology that makes the job easier. Crew members know just how much this new vehicle will help them accomplish their job of keeping everyone safe. “This was part of our entitlement funding from two years ago. The vehicle takes a long time to actually put together because it’s so specific. We just got it in stock this week and we’re using it,” said Broome County Commissioner of Aviation Mark Heefner. Compared to the older model truck, still on-site and available for use, the newer model allows crews to efficiently keep the runways safe.center_img Airport officials say this is incredibly important, especially since a select few are a part of these safety crews that do so much. “It’s meant to be a one man show. One person here can operate this truck and apply 1,500 gallons of water in about two minutes time,”said Rosenbauer Delivery Specialist Karlo Groeneweg. “The equipment was out-dated. So finally we’ve got on board push button controls. We have forward facing infra-red cameras,” said Airport Operations Specialist Michael Norton. “Our team is very professional and very good, but they don’t do the firefighting every single day in, day out, like the actual professionals do. They also have their other duties like snow removal, like ensuring the security at the airport,” said Heefner.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, AVANZARE, WINNER: “He had tunnel vision in the starting gate. I was able to go out there and Fernando (Perez, on El Nino Terrible) set a decent pace that was comfortable. He kicked home really nice and he was giving me that feeling down the backside.“I breezed him five days ago on the dirt and when I looked at the work, he had the second-fastest work that morning (at the distance.) I thought he went in 1:01 and he actually went in 59 and usually when they do that they’re doing awfully well. He’s a great turf horse and he’s still improving. He’s gained some confidence from the Native Diver, which was the first time I rode him. It was kind of gooey and he didn’t seem like he was enjoying it but he still ran third.”TRAINER QUOTES WINNING TRAINER TOM PROCTOR HAD NO COMMENTcenter_img NOTES: The winning owners are Donato Lanni or John S. Youngblood of Springfield, MO.-30-last_img read more

Coláiste Ailigh win Donegal ETB’s 2019 Enterprise Day – Pic Special

first_imgColáiste Ailigh (Letterkenny) have been announced as this year’s winners of Donegal ETB’s Enterprise Day for schools and Youthreach centres.The event took place in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) on Wednesday, October 16. Second place went to the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town, while Mulroy College in Milford came third. Two hundred and forty students from twenty post-primary schools and Youthreach centres across the county participated in the event, which involved each team developing a product on which they were judged in a Dragon’s Den-type setup. Teams were given a business mentor and an LYIT business studies student to guide them throughout the day. Ramelton based entrepreneur Seamus McDaid, of McDaid’s Football Special fame, spoke to the students in the morning about his entrepreneurship journey.Seamus has recently returned from the United States where he was the founder of McDaid’s Beverages USA and spent eight years there as the company’s US Business Development Manager.  Having worked before this in Australia, he has returned to Ireland to run the family business, working as the company’s Business Development Manager from their headquarters in Ramelton. He had lots of entrepreneurial experience and tips to share with the couple of hundred young people who participated in the day. After teams pitched their ideas to the judges, the final three teams then pitched to all participants. The judges found it very difficult to pick an outright winner due to the high standard of the enterprising ideas presented to them.Coláiste Ailigh came up with an innovative product called ‘Sea Wear’, a biodegradable, foldable Tupperware piece created from seaweed which can fold out as a plate and aimed at the restaurant/takeaway market. The team was supported by mentor Amy Harkin from Lottie Dolls. Speaking about the Enterprise Day, Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh said: “This is now our sixth year to host this brilliant event.“We’re pleased to see so many schools and Youthreach centres joining us. “It’s an enjoyable day for the students and hopefully it will inspire their innovation and creativity. “We would like to thank the Letterkenny Institute of Technology for the use of their facilities and their students for helping as mentors.  “The keynote address from Seamus also resonated with the students and all the employers made enthusiastic contributions as business mentors.”The participating schools and Youthreach centres were the Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town; Crana College, Buncrana; Deele College, Raphoe; Errigal College, Letterkenny; Finn Valley College, Stranorlar; Moville Community College; Gairmscoil Chu Uladh, Ballinamore; Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arranmore; Loreto Community School Milford; Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny; Mulroy College, Milford; Magh Ene College, Bundoran; Carndonagh Community School; St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny; St Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs; Royal and Prior Comprehensive School, Raphoe; Coláiste na Carraige, Carrick; Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny; St Columba’s College, Stranorlar; Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana and Youthreach Gortahork.Donegal ETB and the organising committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all the students, their teachers and LYIT for participating in, assisting with and supporting the day.Particular thanks are extended to the business mentors and judges who gave up their day to support the event, including Leonard Watson, Watson’s Menswear; Jimmy Stafford, Bank of Ireland; Lucia McCauley, Bank of Ireland; Mary Crawford, The Right Angle; Richard Finney, The Counter Deli; Louise Hayden, Focus Fitness; Sarah-Marie McDevitt, Pinehill Studios; Florentine, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing; Paul Logue, McElhinneys; Clare Ryan, ITUS Secure Technologies; Kelda Kelly, Fusion; Ursula Donnelly, Enterprise Ireland; Anthony Boyle, Tax Assist; Alexandra Manning, Occasions Event Management; Patricia Hill, Stateside; Geoffrey Browne, Rossmore Manor B&B; Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce; Ian Harkin, Lottie Dolls; Amy Harkin, Lottie Dolls; Stephen McGuire, Donegal Daily; Cuin Varughese, Aaron Rajan Paul and Fiona Kelly, all LYIT; Shauna Devenney, Ciaran O Brien, Paddy Muldoon, Mairead McFadden, Marie Donnelly and Deirdre Bonner all Donegal ETB. Thanks also to Valu Centre, Letterkenny for sponsoring the bottled water provided on the day.This year’s event saw an increase in the number of entries from 2018. Further information and photos of the day can be found on Donegal ETB’s website (, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (@DonegalETB) through #ETBEnterprise19.Getting their invention ready at the Donegal ETB Enterprise day on Wednesday at LYIT.Pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana enjoying themselves at the Enterprise Day at LYIT with Mentor, Anthony Boyle on Wednesday.The St Eunans College team at the ETB Enterprise Day on Wednesday at LYIT.The winning Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny team receive their award from Donegal ETB CEO, Anne McHugh on Wednesday.The Abbey VS team receive second place on the day from Anne McHugh, Donegal ETB CEO.The Mulroy College team receive 3rd place on Wednesday from Anne McHugh, CEO of Donegal ETB.Guest Speaker, Seamus McDaid of Donegal Special, pictured with Geoffrey Browne (Chairman Donegal ETB) and Anne McHugh (CEO Donegal ETB)The Royal and Prior Raphoe team with teacher, Davina McCandless at the Donegal ETB Enterprise Day on Wednesday at LYIT.A race to the stage on Wednesday as Lee Gooch gets the crowd warmed up at the Donegal ETB Enterprise Day.(John/ judging panel keeping a close eye on things at the Donegal ETB Enterprise Day at LYIT.Guest Speaker, Seamus McDaid of Football Special speaking to the crowd on Wednesday at the Donegal ETB Enterprise event.LYIT Business Studies Students who Supported Student Teams at the Donegal ETB Enterprise Day in LYIT.Business People from around the County who Mentored Student Teams at the event on Wednesday in LYITPupils from St Columbas College with teacher, Karen Diver at the event on Wednesday at LYIT.Pupils from Deele College Raphoe with teacher, Orla Gallagher at the event on Wednesday at LYIT.( College Students with their teacher, Ms Sarah Quigg.Pupils from Coliste Na Carraige with their teacher, Emma Kane on Wednesday at LYIT.Participants from Youthreach Gortahork at the Enterprise Event in LYIT on Wednesday last.Lee Gooch quizzing some of the students on Wednesday at the Donegal ETB Enterprise event in LYIT.Rose Stockdale (Teacher) with St Catherines team 2 on Wednesday at LYIT. (John/ Stockdale (Teacher) with St Catherines team 1 on Wednesday at LYIT. (John/ Stewart (Teacher) with participants from Mulroy College on Wednesday at LYIT.The Magh Ene College team hard at work on Wednesday at the LYIT Enterprise day.The team from Ga8irmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arranmore with their teacher, Lisa Brennan.Fionan Bradley (Teacher) with pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana at the Donegal ETB Enterprise Day at LYIT on Wednesdy.( from Crana College with their teacher, Ms Aine Gallagher at the event on Wednesday at LYIT.Pupils from Carndonagh Community College at the Donegal ETB event on Wednesday at LYIT.Pupils from Moville Community College at the Enterprise Day at LYIT on Wednesday.The teams hard at work on Wednesday at the Donegal ETB Enterprise day at LYIT.Coláiste Ailigh win Donegal ETB’s 2019 Enterprise Day – Pic Special was last modified: October 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donegal ETBDonegal ETB Enterprise Daylast_img read more

SA cricket: heartbreak, innovation

first_img20 May 2004If you were watching any of the previous four cricket World Cups, and you had any sympathy, you might have spared some for South Africa’s cricket team.In 1992 the team lost in the semi-finals when a less-than-well-thought-out rain rule saw their target increase from 22 off 13 balls to 22 off one ball when rain fell against England in the last four.In 1996 South Africa crushed all before them before a brilliant solo effort from Brian Lara helped the West Indies to a narrow win in the quarterfinals. With the Proteas’ loss in mind, a new system was introduced in 1999 to prevent a single win meaning the end of the road for a team; after all, South Africa were possibly the best side at the World Cup.In 1999 there was greater heartbreak for South Africa. In one of the greatest one-day internationals ever, South Africa and Australia played to an incredible tie in the semi-finals. The Aussies went through to the title decider because they had beaten Hansie Cronje’s side earlier in the tournament – by five wickets with only two balls to spare. In the final they smashed Pakistan by eight wickets.And in 2003, on home soil, South Africa lost out again in the most unbelievable manner. Facing Sri Lanka in pool play, with a place in the Super Sixes on the line, the Proteas were in position to secure victory when rain started to fall. A miscalculation on the South African team’s part meant they tied Sri Lanka on the Duckworth/Lewis method. One more run would have done the trick – South Africa’s World Cup bogey had returned with a vengeance.World greatsSome of the world’s finest players have represented South Africa. Sir Donald Bradman regarded Barry Richards as the greatest opening batsman he ever saw. Graeme Pollock was possibly the greatest left-handed batsman of all time.Mike Procter could stake a claim to being one of the greatest all-rounders ever. Jacques Kallis could make an assault on that title before his career is over. Shaun Pollock is another brilliant all rounder. Allan Donald was a devastating opening bowler. Jonty Rhodes was possibly the greatest fielder of all time.Sparking innovationSouth Africa has also played an important role in bringing innovation to world cricket.If you thought googly was something that came to cricket from the Asian nations, where spin bowling is ideally suited to their dry pitches, you are wrong. It was first brought to the fore by Englishman “Bosey” Bosenquet, but it was South Africa that really entrenched it.In 1905/6, when SA played England at home in a five-match series, South Africa included four googly bowlers: Reggie Schwarz (who had learnt the delivery from Bosenquet at Middlesex), Aubrey Faulkner, Ernie Vogler and Gordon White. The result was a comprehensive 4-1 series victory for the South Africans, a brilliant turnaround after eight losses in succession to the English.The use of cameras to determine run out and stumped decisions was also pioneered in South Africa. Today they play a vital role in helping umpires make accurate decisions.And the national one-day team under coach Bob Woolmer brought innovative shot-making to the international game – shots like the reverse-sweep and the slog-sweep. It also brought innovative fielding ideas, like catching throw-ins in front of the stumps, and not behind them, to speed up the action in order to bring about run outs.Jonty Rhodes helped lift fielding to new heights. Suddenly greater emphasis was placed on that aspect of the game, and spectators around that world benefited as cricket became a more dynamic game. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

October National Sausage Month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, sausage is the meat that goes with every meal. In fact Americans love sausage so much, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates people will consume 14 billion servings of it this year or more than 38 million servings per day—and that doesn’t even include the 20 billion hot dogs consumed yearly by Americans that also fall into the larger sausage category.With Fall in the air and tailgating season in full swing, the sausage love peaks in October as Americans celebrate National Sausage Month. As part of this year’s celebration, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council is highlighting great sausage recipes and inviting sausage fans to submit their own for a chance to win a sausage shopping spree and a new sausage cooking pan.“Whether people enjoy their sausage linked, loose or pattied or made with beef, pork, lamb, chicken or turkey, sausages are so versatile that they can be used in a wide variety of dishes, said NHDSC President and ‘Queen of Wien’ Janet Riley. “Beyond our own recipes, we love sharing the creative ideas of sausage fans to increase sausage enjoyment for all.”Sausage fans can submit their favorite, most creative recipe that can be made in under 20 minutes [email protected] by October 16 for a chance to win. The best recipe as judged by NHDSC staff will win a $100 gift card for their favorite sausages plus a Sausage Pan, designed with deep curves specifically to cook sausages. The first runner up will receive a $50 gift card for their favorite sausages plus a Sausage Pan. The top three choices all receive official National Hot Dog and Sausage Council t-shirts and bumper stickers and have their recipes featured on the NHDSC All-Recipes page.In addition to more than 100 recipes, the NHDSC has extensive resources on sausage at including a Sausage Glossary, Cooking Tips, A Beer and Sausage Pairing Guide, A Guide to Charcuterie and Hot Dog and Sausage Trivia. The Council also posts regular sausage and hot dog news, facts and folklore on its Facebook page.Established in 1994, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council conducts scientific research to benefit hot dog and sausage manufacturers. The Council also serves as an information resource to consumers and media on issues related to quality, safety, nutrition and preparation of hot dogs and sausages.last_img read more

Kontron: secure wireless and network router for airlines and business jet operators

first_img Continue Reading Previous Abaco: maximum performance at high temperatures through innovative cooling strategyNext Teledyne LeCroy: WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes with bandwidths from 100 MHz to 1 GHz Kontron announced the ACE Flight 1600 Gateway Router, a small form factor, avionics networking platform, purpose built to provide enterprise-class security and connectivity to and throughout the aircraft. Consolidating wireless connectivity, switching, routing, and security, means airlines, business jet operators and service providers can economically deliver new applications and services to the aircraft within a single securely connected platform.Like all of Kontron’s avionics products, the ACE Flight 1600 Gateway Router is based on an open architecture, standards-based building blocks that support long life and maximum product flexibility. Two software options are available from Kontron for this product:Turnkey software application installed that supports network routing, wireless, security, and operator interface functions. No user software development is required.Application-ready solution with integrated Linux operating system, board support package, drivers, libraries, APIs, Built-in-Test and example code. Users are able to install third party applications or develop their own.With either of these options, Kontron accelerates time-to-market by providing hardware and software components that can be rapidly integrated. Long-term service contracts are available from Kontron for extended hardware warranty, software support and security module updates.Features of the ACE Flight 1600 include the latest in wireless standards: 4G LTE Advanced-Pro cellular which supports on-ground connectivity throughout the world; and 802.11ac WiFi for connectivity to passengers, crew, pilot and ground operations. The platform also supports routing for both wireless and wired network connections, and has an internal L2-managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch. A typical routing application is the secure interface from client devices onboard the aircraft to SATCOM or Air-To-Ground connectivity links. The ACE Flight 1600 also supports other important communication channels such as ARINC 429, ISDN, aircraft discrete I/O and USB ports.The ultra-small form factor and fanless design of the ACE Flight 1600 gives installers maximum flexibility. Product integration and maintenance considerations on the aircraft have been optimized. The aircraft connections feature quick installation locking connectors for the I/O interfaces and quick-connect RF connections for the cellular and WiFi RF interfaces. The front I/O panel of the ACE Flight 1600 allows maintenance access to the dual mini-SIM slots, USB, serial, Ethernet and Display ports.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

10 months agoPochettino hails Spurs thrashing: Fantastic effort

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino hails Spurs thrashing: Fantastic effortby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham thrashed Bournemouth 5-0 on Wednesday to go above Manchester City into second in the Premier League.Christian Eriksen, Son-Heung Min (2), Lucas Moura and Harry Kane found the net at Wembley.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino stated, “The effort was fantastic. To have one day less after Everton, I am very pleased with the performance.”It is important to manage confidence in the right way, victory make us believe. Of course, think step-by-step and be ready to arrive at the next game in the best condition.”We are only halfway to end of the season, we need to replicate the same second-half of the season. It is up to us, if we show the same quality and same belief and behave in the same way, then maybe at end of season I’ll talk in a way that maybe we fight for big things.” last_img read more

Video: Dabo Swinney Hit The Dab In Locker Room Following Win Over FSU

first_imgDabo Swinney speaks on the sideline.ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head Coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers calls a play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has been known to bust a move or two in the post-game locker room this season. Tonight, after his top-ranked Tigers held off Florida State, Swinney broke out one of his best numbers yet.This vine surfaced shortly after the win, and it shows Dabo hitting the popular “Dab” dance. That’s why he is kind of awkwardly tucking his head into the crook of his elbow. Here’s some more footage of Dabo dabbing.Dabo’s new moves.— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) November 8, 2015Swinney is loving life right now, as well he should. Clemson controls its own destiny on the road to the CFP, and the Tigers just might dance their way to the final four.last_img read more

Teachers Encouraged to Continue to Act As Positive Role Models for Students

first_img The Minister was speaking to students during his visit to the Haile Selassie High School, Payne Avenue in St. Andrew, on May 8. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with oversight for the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Karl Samuda, is encouraging the nation’s teachers to continue to act as positive role models for students. “Teachers are arguably the most important persons in your lives right now, and most of you spend more time with your teachers than some of you spend with your parents, so they are the ones moulding your character and helping you to get ahead in life,” Mr. Samuda said. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with oversight for the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Karl Samuda, is encouraging the nation’s teachers to continue to act as positive role models for students.“Teachers are arguably the most important persons in your lives right now, and most of you spend more time with your teachers than some of you spend with your parents, so they are the ones moulding your character and helping you to get ahead in life,” Mr. Samuda said.The Minister was speaking to students during his visit to the Haile Selassie High School, Payne Avenue in St. Andrew, on May 8.Mr. Samuda’s visit to the institution was also used to celebrate Teachers’ Day, which forms part of activities to mark Education Week from May 5 to 11, under the theme ‘Empowering Educators: Retooling, Innovating, Networking for Sustainable Development’.The Minister commended the academic staff at the institution for helping to shape the lives of the children.“I want to take a moment to congratulate you. Those teachers that I have had an opportunity to meet and talk to on this little tour, it is clear that the commitment is there. You have the challenges before you, but you are facing them boldly and with commitment to make a difference,” he said.Mr. Samuda encouraged the students to have a vision of what they would like to be in life and work hard to achieve it.“You can’t go through life every day – getting up, having something to eat, put on your clothes, come to school and go back, play with your friends, go to sleep and do the same thing the following day – without pausing during the day to contemplate what it is you want out of life,” he said.“There should be no limit placed on the sense of who you are. Don’t believe that because you come from a humble home that you are going to die in a humble home… . It is not where you start; it is where you finish and the effort you put in to make yourself a better person,” the Minister added.He further encouraged them to adopt wholesome attitudes and values toward life and each other.In the meantime, Mr. Samuda said his mission is to see to it that all the facilities that the institution needs are given to them to improve their weak subject areas, particularly Mathematics and English.He told the students that even though they perform better academically in the technical subjects, “I don’t want those who are involved in the technical field to feel that ‘mi good wid mi han but mi head nuh so good’ rubbish. You can be as good with your head as you can be with your hands. No matter how great you are with your hands, you need to read and comprehend”.Teachers’ Day is used to recognise the country’s educators for their tireless work in the classroom.last_img read more