New internet bill should be dropped

first_img Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Organisation News May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Help by sharing this information center_img ThailandAsia – Pacific to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Thailand June 12, 2020 Find out more October 28, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New internet bill should be dropped News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Reporters Without Borders has asked the Ministry of Communications and Internet Technology to change its approach to updating the Computer Crime Act of 2007.The law already authorizes the government to arrest journalists and bloggers for political reasons. If a newly proposed amendment were adopted, the government would have even more latitude to muzzle the independent and opposition media.“We support the five journalists association which have protested the bill,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The bill – in addition to eliminating a requirement for a judicial warrant to block a website – would allow that action without approval from the Ministry of Communications and Internet Technology, thereby distancing the law even more from international standards.”The press freedom organization added, “We request that the legislation be withdrawn in its entirety.”Any official attempt to amend the Computer Crime Act should be undertaken after consulting with representatives of the media and information sectors – a move not made in this case – RWB said. A cooperative effort would ensure that the crime of lèse-majesté could not be charged for political purposes. And expression of opinion and offenses arising from online publication would be decriminalized, the organization said.In a joint press release on 24 October, the Thai Journalists Association, the Thai Broadcasting Journalists Association, Online News Providers Association, Information Technology Reporters and Academic Specialists on Computer Law Group declared that the bill would threaten the very infrastructure of the internet and would make website operators, internet service providers and users responsible for content.The government has defended itself by citing a referendum held before the bill was introduced. But the media associations said that neither they, nor any online businesses, were given any participation in drafting the proposed amendment.The 2007 law requires service providers to store individual data on web users for 90 days. Authorities may examine this information with no judicial oversight. The law also decrees prison terms for lèse-majesté, although this offense was not included in the first version of the law, in 2006.Thailand is ranked 135 of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.last_img read more

Crime prevention initiative for southside youth workers

first_imgEmail Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Facebook YOUTH workers on Limerick’s southside were first in Ireland engage in a new crime prevention initiative which aims to educate young people about the dangers of gangs and weapon crime.Youth workers from Southill Area Centre, Roxboro Garda Youth Diversion, Southill School Completion Programme and Limerick Youth Service, were trained in the programme. Jennifer O’Brien, Southill Area Centre, brought the UK-based Streetwise programme to Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was developed in Leeds to combat gang crime.Jennifer said that although gang culture in the UK was different to here, much was applicable and will be rolled out in the Southill area.She said: “We invited all youth workers in Southill and the surrounding areas to participate. We wanted to challenge young people’s perception of what a gang is”.The programme uses an alternative approach to educating 10 to 21-year-olds about drugs, weapons and gangs by using powerful messages from former gang members.She added: “It highlights the negative impact of getting involved in gang crime and promotes positive alternatives”.Education packages provided include, ‘Bite the Bullet’, a weapons awareness programme, ‘Dealers’, a drugs education programme and ‘Doin Time,’ which deals with the consequences of going to prison.She stressed It was important that youth workers are educated about drugs and weapons, as it helps them to recognise the culture.Streetwise gets youth workers to explore the reasons why people join gangs.Jennifer explained: “Teenagers can often be oblivious to being a part of a gang as it is seen as normal for them, and they are just hanging around with their friends”.Those trained will now use art, music and role-playing to promote positive alternatives to gangs and crime.The programme also made the community workers aware of the different recruitment methods used.It uses a youth friendly design and connects to teenagers using modern language and references to hip hop.Some of the weapons used are highlighted, including swords, knuckle dusters and pool balls in socks.center_img Previous articleLimerick’s Niall Colgan appointed to national hairdressing ‘Style Council’Next articleShop, cook and eat smart admin Linkedin Print NewsLocal NewsCrime prevention initiative for southside youth workersBy admin – April 9, 2010 518 last_img read more

Frozen Dome Classic fills Carrier Dome to far corners in rare spectacle

first_imgSpectators sat as far away as sections 321 and 335 in the upper deck of the Carrier Dome to be a part of the U.S. indoor professional hockey record crowd of 30,715 on Saturday night.They got a view that seemed closer to watching a game on a building outside Wrigley Field than inside the Crunch’s usual confines of the Onondaga War Memorial. They were also part of a three-pack of hockey that came with a charity game, Utica College against Oswego State and the main Crunch-Comets event.Tyler Tichener, a 21-year-old senior at Oswego State sitting in the upper reaches of 321, received tickets for the game from his parents and said he didn’t have designs on sticking around after his school played Utica College in the afternoon.“We thought it would be a fun game, but we also thought we’d be able to see most of it,” he said. “I wouldn’t even mind even being at the railing up here, but it’s just so far and so high.”“If we had decent tickets we’d probably be here from the first game to the third game,” he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Oswego State-Utica game did set a Division III attendance record, though, with 7,047 in attendance.Across the football field, Rachael Kellogg, 29, said she was sticking around through the Crunch–Comets main event, but she and six others had no choice but to take the tickets furthest away from the ice.“We just got tickets today,” she said, sitting with her son. “This was the best we had for the price we were willing to pay anyway. We had been talking about it for a while and at the spur of the moment decided to come.”Tickets in the upper deck started at $15 on Ticketmaster, while the most expensive were $61 after fees.Mike Angelidis, who has attended Syracuse basketball games at the Dome before, said he was amazed by people sitting in the far end with a better view of Hall of Fame exhibits set up in the extra space than the ice, which sat where the Syracuse basketball court normally is.“That’s true loyalty to the team and how much buzz they made about both this game,” he said.Crunch owner Howard Dolgon reasserted that he has no plans to play another hockey game at the Dome again. He called it “one and done” and said the crowd wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.“If someone had done this before us, we would not have done it,” he said. “There was a uniqueness to the event and I think when it is unique it does have a cache and an appeal.”Immediately after the game, workers took to the ice with sledgehammers to break apart days-old creation to prepare the area for the schedule Syracuse men’s basketball team practice on Monday. It could be the first and last time such a transformation occurs.Said Dolgon: “I don’t want to say we took advantage of it, but we leveraged that.” Comments Published on November 23, 2014 at 7:36 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 matches, date, start time, location, rumors

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe card is coming together and should be in place soon. Until then, here’s all you need to know about WWE Stomping Grounds 2019. Keep coming back to Sporting News for the updated card and live coverage on the night of the event.WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 date, start timeWWE Stomping Grounds 2019 will air live Sunday, June 23, 2019. The pre-show will start at 6 p.m. ET with the main show starting at 7 p.m. ET.How to watch WWE Stomping Grounds 2019WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 will be available on pay-per-view or via the WWE Network.The WWE Network app is available on certain smart TVs — including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic — as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Roku, Google Play, and Chromecast. You can also watch the network on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 by downloading the app through its stores.WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 card— Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin with a special referee TBD for the Universal championship— Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler in a steel cage match for the WWE championship— Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans for the “Raw” women’s championship— Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss for the “SmackDown” women’s championship— Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre— Tony Nese vs. Drew Gulak vs. Akira Tozawa in a triple threat match for the Cruiserweight championship— Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet for the United States championship— Daniel Bryan and Rowan vs. Heavy Machinery for the “SmackDown” tag team championship WWE is breaking out a new name for its June event: Stomping Grounds will take place Sunday, June 23, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash. The show will feature plenty of rematches; the Universal and WWE championships title matches will be the same matchups as the recent WWE Super ShowDown event, while the “Raw” women’s title match is a rewind to last month’s Money in the Bank event. — The New Day vs. Kevin Owens and Sami ZaynWWE Stomping Grounds 2019 rumored matches— The Revival vs. The Usos for the “Raw” tag team championship— The IIconics vs.The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) for the women’s tag team championshiplast_img read more

Updated Sub-state basketball brackets – and there are significant changes

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — With the weather already creating havoc with sub-state basketball tournament scheduling, the good news is the game reshuffling appears to be over.The following is the updated scores and brackets for the rest of the week for Sumner County teams:Wellington – Class 4A Sub-state at Mulvane: Boys:First roundWinfield 64 Mulvane 60Wichita Collegiate 58 Augusta 44Clearwater 53 Rose Hill 43Wichita Trinity 62 Wellington 31Wellington boys eliminated. Girls:First roundMulvane 57 Wichita Collegiate 33Clearwater 50 Rose Hill 23Wellington 48 Winfield 36Augusta 45 Wichita Trinity 31Semifinals at Mulvane on Friday: Wellington (13-7) vs. Augusta (5-15), 6 p.m.Mulvane (15-5) vs. Clearwater (14-6), 7:30 p.m.Championship on Saturday: Girls – 6 p.m. Girls:First round:All games Thursday at South Barber (no hosts for first round):#6 Stafford (1-15) at #3 South Barber (15-5), 6 p.m.; #5 Attica (5-15) at #4 Cunningham (9-11), 3 p.m. Friday, times TBA — Stafford-South Barber winner vs. #2 Argonia (16-5), Attica-Cunningham winner vs. #1 Norwich (20-1). Saturday — Championship, 6 p.m. Girls: First round: All games Thursday at Moundridge (no hosts for first round):#8 Canton-Galva (2-18) vs. #1 Moundridge (17-3), 7:30 p.m, #5 Peabody-Burns (9-11) vs. #4 Herington (10-10), 6 p.m. #7 Central-Burden (5-16) vs. #2 Berean Academy (15-4), 4:30 p.m., #6 Oxford (8-13) vs. #3 Chase County (11-9), 3 p.m. Friday, times TBA — Canton-Galva-Moundridge winner vs. Peabody-Burns-Herington winner, Central-Burden-Berean Academy winner vs. Oxford-Chase County winner. Saturday — Championship, 6 p.m. Class 2A Sub-state at Moundridge (Oxford participating):Boys:First round: All games Wednesday at Moundridge (no hosts for first round):#8 Canton-Galva (1-19) vs. #1 Central-Burden (19-1), 3 p.m.;#5 Peabody-Burns (10-10) vs. #4 Oxford (12-8), 4:30 p.m.#7 Chase County (2-18) vs. #2 Moundridge (15-5), 7:30 p.m.;#6 Herington (9-11) vs #3 Berean Academy (12-7), 6 p.m.Friday, times TBA — Canton-Galva-Central-Burden winner  vs. Peabody-Burns-Oxford winner. Chase County-Moundridge winner vs. Herington-Berean Academy winner. Saturday — Championship, 7:30 p.m. Class 3A Sub-state at Conway Springs: Boys: First round: Wichita Independent 77 Belle Plaine 59 Belle Plaine eliminatedDouglass 59 Conway Springs 47 Conway Springs eliminated. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Class 1 Div. 1 Sub-state at Udall (South Haven, Caldwell participating): Boys:First round:All games Thursday at Udall (no hosts for first round):#8 Flinthills (6-14) vs. #1 St. Paul (13-6), 4:30 p.m.; #5 Cedar Vale-Dexter (6-14) vs. #4 Caldwell (9-12), 7:30. Friday, times TBA — Flinthills-St. Paul winner vs. Udall (14-6); Cedar Vale-Dexter-Caldwell winner vs. South Haven (18-2). Saturday — Championship, 7:30 p.m. Class 1 Div. 2 Sub-state at South Barber (Argonia participating):Boys:First round:All games Thursday at South Barber (no hosts for first round):#5 Norwich (2-17) vs. #4 Stafford (5-11), 4:30 p.m.; #6 Argonia (1-19) vs. #3 South Barber (9-10), 7:30. Friday, times TBA — Argonia-South Barber winner vs. #2 Attica (13-8); Norwich-Stafford winner vs. #1 Cunningham (13-8). Saturday—Championship, 7:30 p.m. Girls:First round: Garden Plain 63 Belle Plaine 33. Belle Plaine eliminated.Conway Springs 67 Leon-Bluestem 20Douglass (11-9) vs. Sedgwick (9-11)Remington (13-7) vs. Wichita Independent (15-5).Semifinals on Thursday: Garden Plain vs. Douglas-Sedgwick winner, 6 p.m.Conway Springs vs. Remington–Independent winner, 7:30 p.m.Championship on Saturday:Girls – 6 p.m. Girls: First round:All games Thursday at Udall (no hosts for first round):#8 Flinthills (4-16) vs. #3 Caldwell (13-7), 3 p.m.; #5 Udall (10-11) at #4 South Haven (13-7), 6 p.m. Friday, times TBA — Flinthills-Caldwell winner vs. St. Paul (15-4), South Haven-Udall winner vs. Cedar Vale-Dexter (16-4). Saturday — Championship, 6 p.m.last_img read more