Editor of Mutations arrested for speculating on succession to President Biya

first_img May 19, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Reporters Without Borders warned today that press freedom in Cameroon had sharply deteriorated with the arrest of Haman Mana, editor of the country’s only privately-owned daily paper, Mutations, and the seizure of the paper’s 14 April issue.”For the past few months, the authorities have taken a tough line with the independent and opposition media, undoubtedly because of next year’s presidential election,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Working conditions for journalists improved last year but now things are deteriorating and people fear a return to the very repressive period of the mid-1990s.” He urged President Paul Biya to do all he could to ensure the release of Mana, who was arrested at the paper’s offices in Yaounde on 14 April. He was not formally accused of anything, but the paper’s staff said the police mentioned that a complaint had been filed by the president’s office. Mana is being held at police headquarters in the city and is not allowed any visitors.The previous night, the computer disk containing the next day’s issue of the paper was seized by police at the printers (Sopecam) on the orders of secretary of state for defence Remy Ze Maka. Two printing foremen, Moïse Moundi and Etienne Kenfack, were questioned for several hours at defence ministry offices and roughed up by police. Sopecam prints Cameroon’s two daily papers, Mutations and the government paper Cameroon Tribune.The 14 April issue of Mutations (still available on the website www.quotidienmutations.net) contained an in-depth report on the succession to President Biya. The paper’s front-page headline was “After Biya: the uncertainties of a era that is ending.” Shortly before he was arrested, Mana told Agence France-Presse that the report seemed to be reason for the seizure. Biya, in power since 1982, has not yet said whether he will stand in next year’s election.Last month, Reporters Without Borders protested again the closure of two privately-owned TV stations, RTA and Canal 2, and the radio station Magic FM. Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Reporters Without Borders warned today that press freedom in Cameroon had sharply deteriorated with the arrest of Haman Mana, editor of the daily Mutations. The organisation urged President Paul Biya to release the journalist. Follow the news on Cameroon News News News CameroonAfrica to go further CameroonAfrica Help by sharing this information April 15, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of Mutations arrested for speculating on succession to President Biya April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Lighting Designer Jefferson Waful To Retire From Touring At The End Of The Year

first_imgLongtime Umphrey’s McGee lighting designer Jefferson Waful will part ways with the band at the end of this year. The news comes in the form of a letter from the band titled “A New Chapter For Jefferson Waful.” You can read the note below:For over ten years Umphrey’s McGee has been incredibly fortunate to have Jefferson Waful as our lighting designer. His inventive style, improvisational acumen, and keen eye for detail has added a valuable dimension to the UM live experience, both for band and fans alike. With our sense of gratitude for all that he has contributed, Jefferson will be retiring from touring at the end of 2019. He will forever be part of the Umphrey’s family.We will begin the search to fill Jefferson’s shoes shortly and are excited for what 2020 will bring. Join us in thanking Jefferson for all that he has added to the UM experience, and we wish him nothing but success on the next chapter of his distinguished career.– Andy, Brendan, Jake, Joel, Kris, & Ryan The note from the band also includes a quote from Jefferson Waful reflecting on his time with Umphrey’s McGee:This has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will always cherish. I am incredibly lucky to have fulfilled a dream and grateful to Umphrey’s McGee for giving me this opportunity. Of course none of it would be possible without such a passionate and loyal community of fans. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.– Jefferson Waful Waful has long been lauded as one of the most talented LDs in the game. Whomever Umphrey’s gets to fill his role will have some major shoes to fill. Good luck with whatever’s next, Waful!Watch Jefferson Waful work his magic in the video below:Umphrey’s McGee – “1348” – The Tabernacle – 12/29/12[Video: Umphrey’s McGee]You can also watch a picture-in-picture video of Waful doing his thing at The Capitol Theatre below courtesy of mkdevo:Umphrey’s McGee – “Der Bluten Kat” – Jefferson Waful PiP – 10/21/17[Video: mk devo]last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams, Andy Murray thrill in mixed doubles opener

first_imgClarke earlier suggested the situation would be the same if Dart dumped him for Roger Federer and, speaking after their match, he insisted Gauff deserved to be compared to a Wimbledon great.”You look at the people she’s obviously being compared to and the past champions that have won this that have said it,” he added. “It was a lot of praise, rightly so.””We were saying we’re both the younger siblings, so we’re used to being bossed by our older brother and sister – we’re taking it in turns to be boss!”- @andy_murray #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/CxAcSDjIq3— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2019 The first set was wrapped up on serve with a Williams smash, though, and Mies was picked off again by the WTA Tour star with a little help from the net at the start of the second.The duo only improved as the match wore on and Murray drew another break from Guarachi, before they swatted away three break points in Williams’ next service game, ultimately easing to victory.Murray had crashed out of the men’s doubles earlier in the day, while Williams continued her run in the singles draw, but both players were enthused to begin a mixed partnership.”I think it worked out well,” Williams told BBC Sport. “We’d never played together, so it’s always a learning curve.”We wanted to start out fast. We take it very serious, which is why we’re in it.”#Wimbledon | @serenawilliams | @andy_murray pic.twitter.com/Fj719pX79n— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2019Murray assured he was feeling no ill effects to an increased schedule, saying: “My back was a little stiff after the doubles but it felt alright when we were out there.”The hip’s fine, just a few aches and pains elsewhere.”Another high-profile British-American pairing were less successful, with Jay Clarke and Cori Gauff beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Robert Linstedt and Jelena Ostapenko.Clarke had upset planned partner Harriet Dart when he snubbed her for the 15-year-old sensation, but he was happy the issue had been dealt with.”Everything is fine,” he said. “I think the media obviously did a pretty good job of making it bigger than what it was. It happens like that.” Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams turns on the style to surge through to Week 2 Mies and Guarachi wore excited grins throughout, evidently thrilled to take on two of sport’s biggest names on Centre Court, but they were no match for the clear crowd favorites.Murray and Williams broke French Open men’s doubles champion Mies in the very first game but were frustrated in efforts to increase their advantage. Related Newscenter_img Wimbledon 2019: Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff hopes Beyonce is watching Wimbledon greats Andy Murray and Serena Williams breezed to victory in their mixed doubles debut.Linking up for the first time at the All England Club, Murray and Williams were dominant as they defeated Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday.last_img read more

Burnley v Brentford line-ups: Bees defender fit, new signing on bench, Burnley switch strikers

first_imgBrentford defender James Tarkowski will play at Burnley despite breaking his nose in the win at Bristol City last weekend.The Bees make one change, with summer signing Lasse Vibe making his first start. He replaces Andre Gray, who was signed by Burnley on the eve of the game but is not eligible to play.New signing Maxime Colin is among the substitutes.Burnley’s two alterations come up front, with Sam Vokes and Jelle Vossen dropped to the bench. Rouwen Hennings makes his first start since signing in the summer, and plays alongside Lukas Jutkiewicz replacing them.Burnley: Heaton; Darikwa, Duff, Keane, Mee; Boyd, Jones, Arfield, Kightly; Hennings, Jutkiewicz.Subs: Gilks, Ward, Anderson, Taylor, Vokes, Vossen, Sordell.Brentford: Button; McCormack, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Judge, Diagouraga, Kerschbaumer, Gogia; Hofmann, Vibe.Subs: Bonham, Barbet, Colin, O’Connell, Udumaga, Clarke, Senior.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders, Donald Penn part ways

first_imgALAMEDA — With the addition of tackle Trent Brown in free agency, it came as no surprise Saturday when the Raiders released Donald Penn in what was described as a “mutual” decision.Penn arrived during a grim period when Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie decided against retaining free agent left tackle Jared Veldheer and instead coveted Rams tackle Rodger Saffold. The Raiders agreed to terms with Saffold, only to have the deal fall apart after the lineman failed a physical because of a …last_img read more

Three Signs You May Be Experiencing Burnout

first_imgA Personal Look at BurnoutNow that we have discussed the research behind burnout, let’s switch gears a bit to a more personal level and hear from a few professionals discussing their own experience with burnout. We asked several people to tell us how they know when they are close to or experiencing burnout:Are You Experiencing Burnout?Bosque and Skarl (2016) provide a link to a quiz hosted by MindTools that can help individuals determine if they are experiencing burnout. The 15-question quiz is a quick way to determine your possible level of burnout, and the website provides resources for prevention and relief of burnout.https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_08.htmStay tuned for follow-up posts on ways to prevent or tackle burnout!ReferencesBosque, D. D. & Skarl, S. (2016). Keeping workplace burnout at bay. College & Research Libraries News, 77(7), 349-355.Carter, S. B. (2013, November). The telltale signs of burnout… Do you have them? Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/Shin, H., Park, Y. M., Ying, J. Y., Kim, B., Noh, H., & Lee, S. M. (2014). Relationships between coping strategies and burnout symptoms: A meta-analytic approach. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45(1), 44-56. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035220 By David Lee Sexton, Jr., Bari Sobelson, & Hannah HydePexels [Burnout by Pedro Figueras, December 23, 2015, CC0]With it being the beginning of the year, talk of resolutions abound! Why not take advantage of the opportunity to make some work resolutions as well? If you have experienced burnout in the past, you know that it can have a profound impact on your coworkers, your clients, and you. You also know that the negative effects can spread to other areas of your life including relationships with friends and family members.If you are interested in making a resolution to steer clear of burnout this year, keep reading!What is Burnout?Bosque and Skarl (2016) discuss burnout as lengthy exposure to frequent emotional and interpersonal stressors at work which manifests as exhaustion, detachment, and inefficacy in one’s job. This issue has received a great deal of attention in helping professions, such as healthcare, but it has the potential to affect a wide range of individuals in varying occupations. In their article, Bosque and Skarl provide several resources for individuals that explain the phenomenon of burnout, identify symptoms, and suggest potential prevention and treatment options.Symptoms of Burnout                                                   Carter (2013) identifies a variety of symptoms for each of the three factors associated with burnout:1) ExhaustionAccording to Carter (2013), symptoms of burnout manifest differently during early and later stages. In early stages of burnout, one may experience reduced energy and feel tired more quickly than normal. However, the later stages of burnout can produce feelings of chronic exhaustion and emotional drain. In addition, this may accompany feelings of dread when thinking about work to come. Alarmingly, there are a variety of other physical symptoms associated with exhaustion from burnout, including insomnia, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, and depression. Shin et al. (2014) also point out that these symptoms are accompanied by emotional exhaustion. Thus, employees in helping professions, such as clinicians, who experience burnout will see a reduction in their emotional resources. This relates strongly to the second factor of burnout.2) DetachmentShin et al. (2014) indicate that this factor is related to increases in feelings of cynicism and decreases in empathy. This can result in detachment from clients. More general symptoms can include loss of enjoyment in one’s work and feelings of pessimism. Carter (2013) again indicates that these symptoms may start off mild, but increase in magnitude if intervention is not sought for burnout. For example, lack of enjoyment may manifest in early stages as lack of desire to go to work; however, later stages of burnout may result in lack of enjoyment in areas outside of work that one used to enjoy, such as spending time with friends. One of the most prominent signs of burnout associated with the detachment factor is withdrawal. This can manifest itself in a variety of ways, such as isolating oneself from social interaction (or even experiencing anger when interactions cannot be avoided in the later stages) or procrastination and attempts to escape work tasks.3)  InefficacyThe last factor of burnout is inefficacy, which Shin et al. (2014) describe as feelings of incompetence or inability to effectively perform on the job. In addition, during later stages of burnout, feelings of apathy can occur (Carter, 2013). That is, in addition to feeling unable to do the job, an individual may start to feel that there is no point to the job at all. Finally, poor performance is also associated with this aspect of burnout. Even if one is working very long hours, the physical symptoms of burnout will prevent the individual from performing at their peak (Carter, 2013).Factors Associated with BurnoutIt’s a good idea to keep the symptoms of burnout in mind, so that you are aware when you or a client might be experiencing burnout.You can print off this PDF!last_img read more

Burning and Building Bridges

first_imgThere is problem with burning bridges behind you.It’s easy to become frustrated and react by giving someone a piece of your mind. When relationships are challenging, sometimes the easiest answer looks like blowing up the relationship and burning the bridges behind you.You can burn down bridges in your personal relationships, your work relationships, and even your sales relationships. In the heat of the moment you can overreact and go to far. You can also act exactly as you wish in that moment, burning down the bridges and completely leveling the relationship. The person (or people) that were on the other side of that bridge can no longer reach you (as if they would want to).The problem with burning bridges behind you is that to get back across you have to build a new bridge.Building a new bridge requires an enormous effort. First you have to apologize for burning (or blowing up) the bridge in the first place. The bigger and nastier the explosion you made when burning down that bridge, the more work it’s going to take for your apology to be accepted. Then you have to start making deposits in the relationships so you can brick by brick and step-by-step rebuild the bridge. You have to build the bridge and find your way back across.But you don’t have to burn down the bridge in the first place. There’s really nothing to be gained. But there’s quite a bit to be lost. You can lose your ability to ever get back across to the other side. It makes more sense not to blow up the bridge in the first place. Instead work on patching up the damaged bridge you already have.QuestionsHave you ever burned a bridge behind you?Have you ever had the experience of needing that bridge later?How do you rebuild the bridges that you’ve burned down?How can you end relationships in a healthier way? A way that preserves the bridge, should you ever want it.last_img read more

TFA Annual Report

first_imgThe TFA Annual Report that will be put out for membership is now available to view.TFA will send an original to every TFA affiliate and some to each State office.The report will be presented at the TFA AGM which will occur on Sunday, 14 December 2008 in Canberra.Related Filestfa_annual_report_200708-pdflast_img

Financials give TSX a minor boost loonie down amid flat GDP numbers

first_imgTORONTO – The Toronto stock index posted a minor gain Friday, while the Canadian dollar fell amid the latest GDP numbers released by Statistics Canada.The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 16.69 points to 15,634.94, led mainly by financials.The country’s eight-month march of monthly growth in the economy came to an end in July after Statistics Canada reported that gross domestic product was essentially unchanged at zero per cent growth in July compared with June. The development could head off more rate hikes this year and put downward pressure on the Canadian dollar.The loonie was trading at an average price of 80.13 cents US, down 0.19 of a U.S. cent.“The Canadian dollar softened as this GDP report reduced the odds of a third rate hike by the Bank of Canada this year, especially when you combine it with governor Stephen Poloz’s recent speech which gave more of a cautionary tone to the bank’s approach going forward,” said Todd Mattina, a chief economist at Mackenzie Investments.The Bank of Canada raised rates twice over the summer following the economy’s surprisingly powerful start to the year, but Poloz said during a speech Wednesday that he has no prearranged route for further interest-rate hikes.On the corporate front, shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX:VRX) were up 79 cents, or 4.62 per cent, to $17.88 at the close of markets amid the company’s announcement that it has completed the sale of its iNova Pharmaceuticals business for $930 million in cash.Quebec-based Valeant says it will use net proceeds of about $920 million from the sale to reduce its debt, as it continues to simplify its portfolio and focus on its core businesses. The company’s shares have plunged since questions about its business model first emerged two years ago, when they traded for more than $300 per share.South of the border, U.S. stocks pushed further into record territory on Wall Street.The S&P 500 index edged up 9.30 points to 2,519.36 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 42.51 points to 6,495.96 — new highs for both indices. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones industrial average added 23.89 points to 22,405.09.In U.S. economic news, a Commerce Department report released Friday showed consumer spending inched up 0.1 per cent in August, and wages and salaries were unchanged. That could be a hint third-quarter economic growth will be weaker.In commodities, the November crude contract was up 11 cents to US$51.67 per barrel while the November natural gas contract lost a penny to US$3.01 per mmBTU.The December gold contract gave back $3.90 to US$1,284.80 an ounce and the December copper contract retreated three cents to US$2.96 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

Alderweireld Spurs must bounce back immediately

first_imgTottenham defender Toby Alderweireld aims to return to winning ways at Cardiff City on New Year’s DayMauricio Pochettino’s side saw their five-match winning run come to an end with a shock 3-1 home defeat to Wolves on Saturday.However, Spurs have bounced back superbly from losses this season and Alderweireld is hoping they will prove that again at Cardiff.“We have to stick together,” Alderweireld told the club website.“Of course, everyone is very disappointed to get this result (against Wolves) but we have to bounce back on Tuesday and show what kind of team we are.”In the game at Wembley, Harry Kane’s first-half strike gave Spurs the lead heading into the break.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But goals from Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa in the space of 15 minutes in the second-half handed Wolves the win.“I thought we had a good first half, second half we couldn’t get the energy from the last games, we defended, defended and then a goal against… it was difficult,” added Alderweireld.“The desire was there, sometimes it’s just the energy. Normally we’re on top of it and we’re better than the opponent but we couldn’t create a lot chances (in the second half).“Defensively they stood okay and we couldn’t get through. The second half was difficult.”Saturday’s defeat in London was also Alderweireld’s 100th league match for Spurs.last_img read more