BlackBerry services suspended

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday’s announcement by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority that certain BlackBerry services such as email, messaging and web browsing will be suspended from 11 October because it has failed to reach a compromise with Research in Motion, the Canadian company that manufactures BlackBerry smartphones.The Emirati authorities accuse Research in Motion of refusing to comply with the EAU’s laws and say they fear that the country’s security could be endangered by encrypted data transiting through foreign servers to which they have no access.Reporters Without Borders sees the announcement as the continuation of the government’s attempts to control information and new technology and, in particular, to get control of data transferred by BlackBerry technology.A compromise must be found that does not limit the freedom of the Emirati population, Reporters Without Borders said, urging the authorities to rescind this decision.The Emirati authorities claim that crimes can be committed using BlackBerry services without their being able to identify who is responsible. BlackBerry users have already been arrested. They include Badr al-Dhohori, who has been held since 15 July for an initial attempt to organise a demonstration that was later abandoned. He has just been sentenced to a month in prison and a fine equivalent to one month’s salary (http://en.rsf.org/united-arab-emirates-wave-of-arrests-of-blackberry-29-07-2010,38048.html).Reporters Without Borders hopes that the EAU announcement will not set a regrettable precedent that encourages other countries to follow suit.The Saudi authorities told the country’s telecommunications companies today that BlackBerry messaging services would be suspended during August for failing to comply with government and social standards. The suspension did not apply to email. The Indian interior minister has meanwhile threatened to suspend Research in Motion’s activities in India if it denies the authorities access to encrypted data. RSF_en Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News to go further United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group Newscenter_img Follow the news on United Arab Emirates April 28, 2021 Find out more August 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 BlackBerry services suspended June 8, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information December 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Friday Night Football Preview: A Hobbled Maranatha Heads to Temecula, Looks for First Win

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Maranatha (0-2-1) at Linfield Christian of Temecula (1-1-1)Maranatha is in need of its first win of the season.The Minutemen showed promise last week in challenging Arcadia throughout, but coach Steve Bogan’s squad is going to need quarterback Kwon Peterson and running backs Daniel Torres and Awan Parker to have breakout games.Bogan hopes his injured and inexperienced unit can put their best foot forward before league play starts in two weeks when they open up against Village Christian.Linfield Christian is averaging just 135 yards passing and 120 rushing, so it looks as good a week as any for Maranatha to get its first victory.“We’re going in with three 2-way starters out and two others (starters) out, so it’s going to be a challenge,” Bogan said. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeauty Sports Friday Night Football Preview: A Hobbled Maranatha Heads to Temecula, Looks for First Win By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 6:10 pm Business Newscenter_img Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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Best Fantasy Week 14 Waiver Pickups: Raheem Mostert, Derrius Guice continue breakouts

first_imgThe late-season RB breakouts keep coming. Surprisingly,  Derrius Guice  and  Benny Snell Jr.  are still owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues, which means not enough fantasy football owners took advantage of their predictably big days. Not surprisingly, handcuffs  Raheem Mostert  and  Patrick Laird were owned in far fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues, so it was a shocker when both had solid days. Either way, if any are available in your league, you can expect them to be among the  top Week 14 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds . Our  full free agent list features more than just these RB breakouts. With the fantasy playoffs getting underway in most leagues next week, streamers will be a priority, as you always want as good of matchups as possible. We list players at every position, even if they’re longshots to be in fantasy lineups. Whether it’s a QB, TE, or a D/ST (which can be found at the end of the list), fantasy owners should pay close attention to matchups and weigh all options. If your team is completely perfect except for your kicker spot — or if you’re in the consolation bracket and your’e an idiot — check out our  Week 14 kicker rankings .  MORE: Full waiver wire list | RB handcuff chartWe’re at the point in the year where you shouldn’t hold your waiver claims back if there’s someone you need. This week, it’s tough to count on any of the aforementioned RBs to produce going forward (with the exception of Guice), but we also can’t say for sure that they  won’t  produce. You might as well stash potentially key guys if you can, if for no other reason than to keep them off your opponents’ rosters. There will be more injuries and breakouts in the coming weeks, but that only matters if you win in Week 14. ( Update: With Dalvin Cook suffering an injury Monday night, Alexander Mattison should be the top pickup in every league.)WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST  | KickerTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 14Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers . It was reported Matt Breida (ankle) was going to return for Week 13, but after being a surprise scratch on Sunday morning, it opened the door for Mostert to have some relevance once again. No one expected  this much  relevance, though. Mostert ran 19 times for 146 yards and a score, blowing away Tevin Coleman in all categories (five carries, six yards). It was especially surprising since Mostert was mainly just used in mop-up duty last week. The 49ers RB situation has been difficult to predict all season, so we can’t simply say Mostert is going to be a starter going forward. Breida might be back next week, and Coleman will always be around. Still, Mostert is worth adding, even with a relatively tough fantasy playoff schedule (Saints, Falcons, Rams). WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS:  Running back  | Wide receiver |  Tight endDerrius Guice, RB, Redskins.  Guice shouldn’t be available in 51 percent of Yahoo leagues, but here we are — and here he is, still available in 51 percent of Yahoo leagues. He received three fewer carries than Adrian Peterson (13), but Guice still gained 129 yards and scored twice on his 10 rushes in Week 13 against the Panthers. The matchup clearly helped, but Guice’s big-play ability and talent were on full display. He’ll have a favorable Week 14 (Packers) and Week 16 (Giants) sandwiched around an unfavorable Week 15 (Eagles). Either way, he’s worth a high-priority waiver claim.MORE WEEK 14: Full waiver wirePatrick Laird, RB, Dolphins.  Laird led the Dolphins in carries after Kalen Ballage exited early due to a leg injury. The rookie back didn’t do much on the ground (10 carries, four yards), but he plunged in a touchdown and caught four-of-five targets for 47 yards (plus a two-point conversion). Known for his receiving ability in college, Laird will really make his mark in PPR leagues. He’s worth an add in both PPR and standard leagues, while fellow rookie RB Myles Gaskin is also in play in standard leagues. The Dolphins have a highly favorable fantasy playoff schedule (Jets, Giants, Bengals), so whoever is operating as the lead back will have some value. MORE WEEK 14:Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSBenny Snell Jr., RB, Steelers.  For some reason, Snell is owned in just 34 percent of Yahoo leagues despite clearly operating as the Steelers lead back last week.  With James Conner’s timeline unclear for a return from a sore shoulder, Snell could continue leading the way in the Pittsburgh backfield, at least for one more week. He once again showed what he can do with the job, rushing for 63 yards and a score on 16 carries against the Browns in Week 13. With a fairly favorable schedule the rest of the way (Cardinals, Bills, Jets), Snell will have value as long as Conner is out, making him a worthwhile free agent add, if not low-priority waiver claim.  WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPJames Washington, WR, Steelers.  Washington continued his late-season surge in Week 13, catching all four of his targets for 113 yards and a score. The touchdown catch was a bit fluky, but it’s clear Washington is Pittsburgh’s No. 1 receiver while JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) is out. What’s unclearis  when JuJu will return, so fire up Washington against the Cardinals next week and the Jets in Week 16, though he should be avoided in Week 15 against the Bills. For more waiver/free agent suggestions, including a ton of QB, WR, TE, and D/ST streamers, check out our full Week 14 list .last_img read more

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Red-hot Leafs, Rebels put respective winning streaks on the line on the road

first_imgThere is a fire warning in the West Kootenay with smoke rising from both Nelson and Castlegar.However, Fire Departments in both cities have been asked to stand down for this emergency.That’s because there’s no danger to citizens.The real danger is the ice in arenas and opposing Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams.The Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs are about as hot as a team can get after winning seven and 10 games, respectively. The Leafs, fresh from a thrilling 7-6-come-from-behind win over Beaver Valley Tuesday, make their first big road trip of the season beginning Friday in Kimberley against the Nitros.The game is the first of a three-game weekend, with stops Saturday in Golden and Sunday in Columbia Valley.Nelson is led captain Colton Schell, who’s climbed to the top in KIJHL scoring with 20 points in eight games, including a three-goal performance Tuesday in Fruitvale.Right behind the Leafs is Castlegar, two points in back in the hotly contested Neil Murdoch Division.The Rebels are led by 20-year-old Stuart Walton, with a team leading 14 goals and 16 assists.Castlegar heads in the opposite direction as Nelson taking a three-game road swing into the Okanagan Conference with games Friday in Chase, Saturday in Kamloops and Sunday in Armstrong against the high-flying North Okanagan Knights.last_img read more

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Massive outsider Samora is female rider’s first winner

first_imgFemale apprentice Andree L. Powell won the first race of her career in sensational style at Caymanas Park yesterday, this aboard the 99-1 outsider SAMORA, in the seventh race over the straight for four-year-olds and up.Although a bit overcome by emotions, Powell, who opened her account aboard her 19th mount since riding for the first time on September 26 last year, said she was elated with the win and that it came as a result of hard work, determination, and sacrifice.”I have endured a lot in my brief stint in the saddle so far,” confessed the 25-year-old apprentice, who is a past student of Clarendon College.”In fact, I thought I would have ridden a winner before today, but on two occasions, I think I was unlucky. But nothing comes easy, and despite the frustration of not getting enough rides, my apprentice master, trainer Donovan Plummer, finally found the right horse for me in the grey Samora.”I held him in touch on the outside of the field as the favourite Fire Alarm led in the middle, but Samora was beginning to find his best strides towards the sands side and quickened past Fire Alarm in the last furlong to win by five lengths,” she explained.Powell was one of three female riders to graduate from the Jockeys’ School as full-fledged apprentices late last year. The others were Natalie Berger, who is yet to ride a winner, and Melissa Ward, who has already ridden four winners and was fourth aboard the highly-fancied GOLD SCREW in yesterday’s race.MORE SUCCESSPowell said she is looking forward to further success, but as she puts it, this will require getting more rides, especially live rides.Meanwhile, the consistent CAMPESINO, ridden by leading all-time jockey Winston Griffiths for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny and popular owner Howard Hamilton, easily justified 2-5 favouritism with an easy victory over BRAWN in the open allowance race over 1200 metres.The 6-y-o gelding disposed of the leaders FORTUNEONEHUNDRED and ROYAL ASSAULT on entering the straight to win by 2 1/4 lengths in the good time of 1:11.0.On a day when title-chasing jockey Omar Walker and Oneil Mullings shared the honours with two winners each, ST BERNARD (Walker up), at odds of 7-2, won the Clifford Stewart Memorial Cup over 1200 metres in a blanket finish involving AQUILO (5-1) and long-time leader EL NUMERO UNO (3-1), who was caught within shades of the wire by the first two.last_img read more

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SA corporates to leap into VoIP

first_img1 February 2005As of today, South Africans can use the internet to make local and international calls. This is the first step in the deregulation of the South African telecoms industry, until now a monopoly of state company Telkom.The deregulation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony is set to change the way in which many South African companies do business. This is according to a report compiled by technology researchers World Wide Worx.VoIP is the use of the internet for the transmission of telephone calls. In this way, the use of a public switched telephone network is avoided. In South Africa – until 1 February 2005 – Telkom had a monopoly over this network.VoIP can be conducted through a standard internet-enabled PC with a microphone and speakers. There is no additional cost to a VoIP call, above the cost of the internet connection. This means that in most cases, VoIP calls are effectively free.Until now the use of VoIP has only been legal within company networks. The much-anticipated deregulation of the telecommunications industry, announced in September 2004 by Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Cassaburri, allows the use of VoIP for all calls.The minister announced a number of liberalisation measures “designed to further accelerate growth in the [information and communication technology] sector” and “reduce the cost of telecommunications”.In the survey, conducted by World Wide Worx, over half the organisations polled planned to adopt VoIP technology in 2005, over the 30% that already use it. It is estimated that almost 80% of South African corporations will be using the technology by the end of 2005.Surprisingly, Telkom would seem to be a major winner in the industry’s deregulation. The fixed-line monopoly holder was named as the second most commonly named preferred provider of VoIP services.“Mobile networks will probably be the biggest beneficiaries of all, but in a more subtle and long-term context” says report co-author and telecommunications analyst John Joslin.Arthur Goldstuck, MD of World Wide Worx and the other author of the report, said they had interviewed “technical decision-makers at 100 South African corporations about their adoption and expectations of Voice over IP and least-cost routing – one of the key application areas for VoIP”.last_img read more

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Fernando Alonso cleared to race in Chinese Grand Prix

first_imgMcLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been cleared to race in Sunday’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix after undergoing further medical tests at the Shanghai circuit following the opening practice session on Friday.The Spaniard, who was provisionally cleared to race on Thursday, was 12th fastest in a disrupted session that was stopped twice.”As a result of a medical examination undertaken following free practice one, the FIA F1 medical delegate, Prof. Jean-Charles Piette, and the chief medical officer of the Chinese Grand Prix, Prof. Shiyi Chen, have ruled that Fernando Alonso is fit to take part in all remaining sessions,” the sport’s governing International Automobile Federation said.However, the Spaniard will have to stop his car immediately in case of any abnormal symptoms, the FIA added.Alonso sat out the last race in Bahrain after failing a medical following an horrific accident in the March 20 season-opener in Melbourne that left him with fractured ribs and the risk of a collapsed lung.No further checks will be undertaken, the FIA said in the statement, unless Alonso reports any abnormal symptoms.Alonso, who has returned to his normal training routine, said on Thursday he felt 100 percent ready to race and was no longer in any pain.”In Bahrain I was mentally 100 percent ready to race but physically I had a lot of pain,” he said.”Now the situation has improved a lot and I’m mentally 120 percent but physically I’m also 100 percent with no pain, at least in the last couple of days.”advertisementThe 34-year-old completed 11 laps in the opening practice session on Friday and was 0.564 seconds slower than team-mate Jenson Button in eighth, who also completed 11 laps.Alonso is one of two drivers, the other being Button, to have finished every Chinese Grand Prix since it first appeared on the calendar in 2004.He has won it twice, in 2005 with Renault and 2013 for Ferrari.Alonso was replaced by McLaren reserve Stoffel Vandoorne in Bahrain where the Belgian scored the team’s first point of the season with a 10th-place finish on his grand prix debut.Vandoorne had flown to China in case Alonso was unable to race.last_img read more

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Norwich v Manchester United, Spurs winning at Anfield and classic Jonah Lomu

first_imgShare via Email Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian features Share on Messenger Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content 1) England played New Zealand in the 1995 World Cup semi-final, so we a legally obliged to include this clip. Can England win on this occasion? Eddie Jones asked for a show of hands at his press conference. The other semi-final will see South Africa face Wales – their match four years ago was a little bit tasty.2) Norwich City host Manchester United on Sunday, which reminds us all of this cracker back in the good old days when the Canaries were fighting for the title. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Liverpool face Tottenham at Anfield, where the Londoners last won in 2011 thanks to Rafael van der Vaart and Luka Modric. Share on Twitter Twitter Rugby World Cup Pinterest 3) There was a battle of the hat-tricks in the Champions League this week thanks to Kylian Mbappe and Raheem Sterling. Not to mention this belter from Marcel Sabitzer and then Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain showed what he can do with the outside of his boot.4) Andy Murray has gone from tears of anguish to tears of joy after winning his first singles title since returning from surgery at the European Open.5) Formula One rides into Mexico, where things are likely to get heated if this is anything to go by.6) Why would anyone bother to cycle outside? We cannot wait for the Tour de France to be done from Chris Boardman’s front room.Our favourites from below the line last week1) When Marius Trésor decided to turn being a goalkeeper into an abstract art exhibition2) Paul Pogba with the pass … no one with the finish3) Now that’s how you take a free-kickSpotters’ badges: whobroughtoranges, GrahamClayton, HojoGuardian YouTube football channelDo subscribe, if you fancy.Guardian YouTube sport channelDo subscribe, if you fancy. Sport YouTube archive Share on Pinterest Facebook Share on Facebook Topics Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

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Signing of the Air Passenger Information Services Agreement APIS

first_img Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation TCI needs UK letter of approval to start APIS with CARICOM Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp(via the Bahamas Information Services)(Runaway Bay, Saint Lucia) – The Bahamas has now acceded to all three of the agreements which will facilitate the air passenger information system (APIS) which will allow the exchange of information to our border management agencies in advance of passengers getting on the plane to fly here. There were three agreements to allow this to be brought into force. Fred Mitchell MP and Minister of Foreign Affairs took the opportunity to sign the accession documents in Runway Bay, St. Lucia in the margins of the meeting of foreign ministers of Caricom on 22 May . The photo shows from left seated Alva Baptiste, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of St Lucia and Chair of the Foreign Minister’s Council (COFCOR) , Mr. Mitchell, Secretary General of Caricom Irwin Laroque and at the back Clifford Williams, Foreign services officer of The Bahamas and High Commissioner Picewell Forbes of The Bahamas. (Photo courtesy of CARICOM). Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:apis, bahamas, Fred mitchelllast_img read more

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Son Heungmin returns to South Korea for Asia Cup

first_imgTottenham have announced that Son Heung-min has been called up to the South Korea squad for next month’s Asian CupThe 26-year-old forward will travel to the United Arab Emirates between January 5 and February 1 for the tournament.But Spurs did add that on the club website that Son will skip two of South Korea’s group games at the Asian Cup and will, therefore, remain available for them.The games Son will miss for South Korea will be against the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan in Group C.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But the former Bayer Leverkusen star will be available for Spurs’ Premier League showdown against Manchester United on January 13.Although doubts remain over Son’s participation in Spurs’ second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge later that month.The Korean scored the opening goal for Spurs on Wednesday night in their 2-0 win over rivals Arsenal to book their spot in the last four.Son had captained South Korea to glory at the Asian Games earlier this year, which means he no longer is required to return to his homeland to do national service.last_img read more

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