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Digital Safety for Journalists: Open Online Workshop #digisafe

first_imgNews News Help by sharing this information March 30, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Whether it’s the NSA scandal, other ongoing digital surveillance or hacking attacks: It’s clear that the digital realm has become increasingly unsafe – especially for journalists.In response, DW Akademie has put together the first online workshop “Digital Safety for Journalists”. It runs from December 2 – 6, 2013 and is open to journalists and others interested in the subject. The workshop is offered in conjunction with Reporters Without Borders Germany and is free of charge. Journalists can find answers to questions they are increasingly asking themselves: How careful do they have to be online? What dangers lurk behind Google, Facebook and What’s App? What can their mobiles reveal about them? And above all, what can they do to minimize their risks and maximize their safety?Six live online seminars (webinars) will be held with renowned journalists and digital safety experts including: *journalist and pro-democracy activist Ala’a Shehabi, who has been the subject of several digital attacks by the Bahraini government *digital security expert Anne Roth from Tactical Tech, one of world’s leading NGOs working on digital security for activists and dissidents *data journalist Sebastian Mondial who was pivotal in setting up and maintaining the secure communication of nearly eighty journalists involved in the offshore tax leaks case *Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security researcher who also analyses Trojans, other viruses and additional digital nasties sent to activists and dissidents *Hauke Gierow, head of the Internet freedom desk at Reporters Without Borders GermanyRegistration is simple: http://akademie.dw.de/digitalsafety/newsletter Daily posts will accompany the workshop and look at a wide range of digital security topics: from taking the anonymous browsing tool TOR for a test run in Cambodia to dealing with password mayhem. Posts start November 25 and will continue for the duration of the workshop. http://akademie.dw.de/digitalsafetyThe workshop can also be followed on twitter at @dw_akademie and #digisafeGoogle Plus Event Page: http://bit.ly/digitalsafety RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum November 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Digital Safety for Journalists: Open Online Workshop #digisafe May 31, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Germany GermanyEurope – Central Asia German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation GermanyEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUlast_img read more

Cricket Australia faces cash crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic – reports

first_imgThe coronavirus has infected more than 6,500 people in Australia and killed 65, a Reuters tally shows.All sports in Australia have been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown but cricket was expected to weather the storm better than most given the season was all but completed by the time the restrictions came into force.The first of three matches in a one-day series against New Zealand was played behind closed doors at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 13 before the final two fixtures were postponed.Cricket Australia would have expected two big paydays this year when the country hosts the men’s Twenty20 World Cup in October and November before India arrive for a blockbuster four-test tour around the New Year.Any impact of the coronavirus shutdown on those events would clearly have a major financial impact on Cricket Australia.While, according to The Australian, national team coach Justin Langer was informed on Friday that he was now a part-time employee, the players have not yet concluded negotiations over any wage losses they might suffer.The players retained a revenue share model with Cricket Australia in their last negotiations over pay in 2017 and test captain Tim Paine said last month that he and his team mates were braced for cuts.Topics : No one at Cricket Australia was immediately available for comment on Saturday.On Thursday, Cricket Australia had said in a statement that the “impacts on the sports industry of the coronavirus pandemic are bigger than any one sport”.”We are conscious of the impact this will have on Australian Cricket and are working hard to manage that proactively.”We will continue to seek advice from medical experts and relevant government agencies to ensure the health and safety of our people, volunteers and communities, and to return to business as soon as possible.” Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts has told staff that the governing body faces a financial crisis and would not have been able to pay its bills at the end of August without layoffs, local media reported on Saturday.Cricket Australia announced plans to lay off almost 80 percent of staff on Thursday, putting them on 20 percent pay until June 30 when it is hoped more will be known about how long government curbs put in place to control the coronavirus will last.The Australian and The Age newspapers have reported that Cricket Australia’s financial reserves had been hit by a slump in the world’s stock markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball roundtable: SU’s weaknesses, Tyler Lydon’s value and more

first_imgSyracuse plays its second, and final, preseason game tonight against Le Moyne at 7 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. SU beat Indiana University of Pennsylvania last Tuesday night, giving fans a chance to see some new faces and new schemes, as the Orange ran man-to-man in the game.Our beat writers preview tomorrow night’s game and storylines to watch for when the regular season begins, Friday night against Colgate.What’s the best thing Jim Boeheim could hope to see coming out of Tuesday’s exhibition against Le Moyne?Matt Schneidman: If Syracuse forces long possessions from Le Moyne, then I think Jim Boeheim will be happy. Players expressed after last week’s exhibition that a smart offensive team in Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania exploited the zone a little too much. Obviously there are several key contributors who have rarely played a zone before, but working out some more defensive kinks against another Division II opponent should make Boeheim happy ahead of Friday’s regular season opener.Connor Grossman: The zone was certainly an issue last week, but in regards to a single player, it will be in Syracuse’s best interest to see another strong outing from Tyus Battle. A lot has been made about Syracuse’s depth, this space included. But with all of SU’s new faces comes a lot of ambiguity, and Battle’s team-leading 16 points and 4-for-5 night from 3 eroded some of the uncertainty on the bench. Equaling his performance from last week isn’t essential. What is important is segueing into Friday’s season-opener with a pecking order off the bench.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Schwedelson: But before Syracuse gets to its bench, I think the Orange would like to see some more production from Andrew White. He’s the only newcomer that cracked SU’s starting lineup against IUP but went 2-for-9 from the field and 2-for-7 from 3. After the game Boeheim made abundantly clear that while both White and John Gillon have four years of experience at other schools, they’re new to Syracuse. It’ll take time for them to hit their stride and the matchup against Le Moyne is the next step in that process.What’s one potential weakness you see in the Orange’s current roster?M.S.: I’m going with discipline with the big men. We’ve seen Dajuan Coleman get in foul trouble and Paschal Chukwu did last Tuesday. Sure, Syracuse has more frontcourt bodies this year and won’t have to play Tyler Lydon at center as much. But if Chukwu struggles with staying straight up and Coleman is exposed down low, SU’s best returning player may have to pick up the slack when he’d be better used elsewhere.C.G.: I agree. There might be some concerns as to where offensive production is going to come from outside of Lydon and White, but it won’t matter if teams are blowing past SU’s defense. Boeheim has shown willingness to play Lydon at center, but the ideal situation is a rotation between Coleman and Chukwu. The 7-foot-2 Providence transfer still has a lot of work to do integrating himself into the zone, and it’s likely he’ll get that shot in the beginning of the season. But come conference play, there isn’t any more time for experiments. If Chukwu can’t be trusted to swap out with Coleman, it’s going to be Lydon. And for long periods of time, that’s not the best configuration for the Orange defense.P.S.: It’s probably hard to pinpoint one thing as the biggest weakness at this point. Whether Chukwu and Coleman can hold up at center is certainly a key dynamic to watch but I’m also interested in Syracuse’s point guard situation. Frank Howard and John Gillon split 20 minutes apiece against IUP. While Gillon gave SU a spark off the bench, it was still a Division II opponent. The Orange will have scoring threats in other positions but Syracuse needs someone to facilitate the offense in order to reach its full capability.How valuable is Tyler Lydon?M.S.: Lydon is far more valuable this year than last as the team’s top returning scorer. Last season he had Michael Gbinije, Trevor Cooney and Malachi Richardson ahead of him in the offensive pecking order but now he’s right at the top of it. Sure, Andrew White and Tyus Battle will fill up the scoring column from time to time, but the offense will probably run through Lydon the most. I won’t go as far to say this team depends strictly on Lydon, but the Orange certainly revolves around him and may go as far as he takes them.C.G.: I don’t think there’s any question about Syracuse’s most indispensable player. Lydon’s entering this season as his team’s most versatile asset. White has shown in his career that he’ll hit his chunk of shots. Tyler Roberson and Coleman can be fed inside. Frank Howard didn’t shoot much in his handful of minutes last season. But Lydon has shown he’s a malleable offensive player who can hit from deep or drive the paint. Working the ball inside is probably where the sophomore needs to improve most, and it’s reasonable to expect he will. He holds the keys to this offense.P.S.: I agree with both of you and the thing I also want to point out is Lydon’s ability to create mismatches. He can set up down low and go to work or stretch the floor on the perimeter. After IUP disrupted Syracuse’s offensive flow with a quirky matchup zone, Gillon said he would have liked SU to feed Lydon in the soft spot of the defense on every play. With the ball in Lydon’s hands in the middle of the court, the Orange’s offense can flow and he’s talented enough to execute whether he takes the open shot or distributes to teammates. 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Capturing summer’s look and feel

first_img“I’m doing more shows this year,” said Gould, who’s found that her loyal clientele is visiting regularly both in person and online. She adds that she sold a number of the paintings included in both exhibits online before she even had a chance to hang them.The “Midsummer” show is populated by a number of artists who have been represented by the gallery for some time, as well as two newcomers – Susan Cabral and Murray Taylor.Cabral creates quiet scenes of Island life in oil. The work on view at Louisa Gould’s includes a handful of paintings of unoccupied rowboats at rest on the water and two scenes of ocean surf. Her images speak of solitude and peace. “Menemsha Morning,” oil on canvas, 38 in. x 60 in. — Nick Paciorek Taylor has also contributed Vineyard scenes to the show, although his work represents a slightly different perspective. For the show the artist has captured the rugged quality of the Island in views of the Aquinnah Cliffs and the Gay Head Lighthouse.“Midsummer” also features new paintings by John Holladay, Nick Paciorek, Teek Eaton-Koch, and Rick Fleury, as well as botanical prints from Peggy Turner Zablotny and ceramics by Suzanne Hill.For “Summer Stories,” Gould selected three artists whose work, as she sees it, represents the look and feel of summer. While ceramicist Jennifer McCurdy works in abstracts, all of her intricate, curvilinear forms mimic nature in some way. During the long quarantine months, McCurdy has used the downtime to work out new forms and designs, many of which are on display at the gallery. Paul Beebe’s seascapes capture the majestic nature of the Vineyard in all of its ripe summer glory. 1 of 13 “Fog Lifting,” original oil, 8.5 in. x 12 in. — Linda Besse “Dry Docked,” original oil, 25 in. x 18 in. — Linda Besse “Osprey,” original oil, 7.5 in. x 10 in. — Linda Besse “Freedom,” oil on canvas, 20 in. x 40 in. — Susan Cabral “The Song,” oil on panel, 16 in. x 12 in. — Linda Besse “First Light,” oil on linen, 22 in. x 28 in. — Paul Beebecenter_img “Waters Edge,” original oil, 9 in. x 12 in. — Linda Besse “Summer Reading,” original oil, 20 in. x 16 in. — Linda Besse “Hydrangea Breeze,” oil on canvas, 40 in. x 54 in. — Nick Paciorek While Louisa Gould may be facilitating safe social distancing practices at her Main Street gallery in Vineyard Haven, that doesn’t mean that the walls and shelves aren’t fully stocked with a variety of work by dozens of artists. Currently the spacious gallery is hosting two shows concurrently. One — “Midsummer” — features work by eight artists representing a variety of media. The other – “Summer Stories” – is a three-person show of work by two of the gallery’s most popular painters and one ceramicist. “Gilded Torch Vessel,” fine porcelain sculpture, 16 in x 11 in. x 11 in. — Jennifer McCurdy “Walker Bay,” oil on canvas, 36 in. x 48 in. — Susan Cabral “Beach House,” oil on canvas, 36 in. x 48 in. — Susan Cabral Photorealist painter Linda Besse loves animals so much that she has traveled to all seven continents to observe all types of species up close. “If you’re going to be painting wildlife, it really helps to see animals in their natural habitat,” she says. The artist is the daughter of Alden Besse of Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven. The elder Besse was a beloved figure on the Vineyard for many years, and the Besse family’s Island roots go back many generations. Linda spent summers as a child on the Vineyard, and has continued to travel back and forth from her home in Washington State several times a year.While on Island, Besse often chooses shorebirds as subjects for her work. Among her recent contributions to the show are remarkably lifelike images of turnstones, oystercatchers, plovers, and other birds captured, appropriately, foraging for food against impressive backdrops of sparkling ocean waves. In these paintings, the artist manages to depict both the majesty of the ocean and the delicate nature of the creatures who depend upon it.One of the most impressive of Besse’s new paintings is an image of an osprey returning to its nest after a hunt: Every branch of the massive structure atop a pole is meticulously rendered in the artist’s photorealist style.All of the bird paintings were done from onsite sketches and photos taken on Chappaquiddick. Besse notes that she was fortunate to have access to nesting areas along the shore during the spring and early summer. “My husband loves to fish,” she says. “He always gets beach passes for Wasque. It’s been great going out there before the crowds arrive. It’s a fantastic area for shorebirds.”Both “Midsummer” and “Summer Stories” will be on view simultaneously through Sept. 8, when the latter will be replaced by a very special exhibit featuring work from the annual Mystic International Group show. With the Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic, Conn., temporarily closed due to COVID, Gould will be exhibiting the work of a dozen or so of the country’s foremost maritime painters in her gallery throughout September and October. Work by nine of the featured artists is currently available online at louisagould.com.“Midsummer,” an exhibit of work by Nick Paciorek, Teek Eaton-Koch, Murray Taylor, Rick Fleury, Peggy Turner Zablotny, John Holladay, Susan Cabral, and Suzanne Hill, will be on display through Oct. 1. “Summer Stories,” featuring new work by Linda Besse, Jennifer McCurdy, and Paul Beebe, will hang through Sept 1. The Louisa Gould Gallery at 54 Main St., Vineyard Haven, is open daily from 11 to 5, and by appointment for private viewing.last_img read more

Real Madrid and LaLiga logical step to global prominence for Brazilian starlet Reinier

first_imgAdvertisement 95oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vscy9gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecq62( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qp5loWould you ever consider trying this?😱343erjCan your students do this? 🌚9juu2arRoller skating! Powered by Firework Brazilian starlet Reinier Jesus choosing to join Real Madrid is further confirmation of LaLiga as the primary destination for the world’s leading emerging stars.Advertisement  Advertisement   Advertisement       Hugely talented attacking midfielder Reinier has completed his transfer from Brazilian club Flamengo to Madrid having turned 18 years old, and will move to Spain after representing his country at this month’s South American 2020 Olympic Games qualifying tournament.The Brasilia-born teenager, whose technique and vision recalls former Madrid Galactico and 2012 LaLiga winner Kaka, signed for Madrid despite interest from many of Europe’s other top clubs.The Bernabeu outfit’s interest in Reinier fits with their long-standing policy of recruiting outstanding young talents from Brazil, most recently forwards Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Junior, but previously current midfielder Casemiro [signed in 2013] and vice-captain Marcelo [2007]. Uruguayan midfielder Fede Valverde, now a fixture with the first team, also joined Los Blancos aged just 18 from his home country in July 2016.Following that successful model, Reinier will get a chance to find his feet in Spain playing at first for the club’s youth team: Real Madrid Castilla, in the Segunda B third tier, whose coach is the legendary number ‘7’ Raúl González, while also training and gaining experience day to day with Zinedine Zidane’s senior side. Vinicius will be close by to help out, having been a colleague in Flamengo’s academy before joining Madrid in summer 2018.Reinier is a different type of player than Vinicius or Rodrygo – a modern and versatile playmaker, comfortable in a number of different positions. As a central number 10, his impressively mature vision and creativity can unlock tight defences. The right-footer can also start towards the left of midfield, from where he can cut inside to link with the centre-forward or shoot himself.Goals are a big part of his game – he scored six times in his first 14 appearances for Rio de Janeiro-based Flamengo’s senior team during Brazil’s Serie A 2019 season. On his first start in August he made a huge splash with a goal and assist against Avai. Coach Jorge Jesus carefully managed his introduction, but also quickly recognised the potential of the youngster, who hit further key goals against Fortaleza and Bahia as Flamengo eased to their first national title win in a decade.The statistics show Reinier’s composure in front of goal – he converted one of every 2.66 shots at the target, the second highest rate of any player in Brazil last season. Portuguese coach Jesus also allowed the youngster to gain further valuable experience as Flamengo won last year’s Copa Libertadores, and made the final of the Club World Cup against Liverpool.The Brazilian national set-up has closely followed the emergence of a player whose father Mauro Brasilia won the FIFA-endorsed indoor football World Cup with the Brazil national team in Spain in 1985. Reinier first featured with his country’s Under-15 side, then scored three goals in four goals at March 2019’s Under-17 South American championships in Peru.Given his emergence as a top talent, Reinier has now been unsurprisingly called-up by Brazil for this month’s Pre-Olympic Tournament, which decides which South American countries play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Despite being the youngest member of an U-23 squad, he has scored in both the team’s warm-up games and looks certain to feature during the tournament in Colombia. Then it will be time for his next adventure in LaLiga with Real Madrid, once he has signed a contract for six seasons and a half, until 2026. Advertisementlast_img read more