first_img RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission told Internet Service Providers on 5 June to restore access to Facebook following the social-networking website’s agreement to withdraw cartoons of Mohammed as well as cartoons of certain Bangladeshi politicians that were considered offensive. Facebook had been blocked since 29 May, one day after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the capital, Dhaka, to demand that the site be banned because of a Mohammed cartoon competition (,37627.html).When announcing that Facebook was being blocked, the authorities had stressed that it was just a temporary measure.——————————————————————————–Facebook access restored in Pakistan, but now blocked in Bangladesh31/05/2010A Lahore high court judge today ordered the lifting of the blocking of Facebook that has been in place in Pakistan since 19 May because of a “Draw Mohammed Day” competition urging people to submit cartoons of the Prophet. Reporters Without Borders is able to confim Facebook is accessible again. The judge nonetheless asked the government to establish a system that would enable more selective blocking of access to websites or pages deemed to be blasphemous.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the end of Facebook’s blocking in Pakistan but is concerned about the continuation of lawsuits against the social-networking site and the possible creation of an Internet filtering system that could undermine free expression in the name of combating blasphemy. Lahore high court judge Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry ruled that the authorities could restore access to Facebook after senior government officials gave assurances that that the blasphemy issue had been taken up with the website’s management and US government officials.BBC reporter Ibadul Haq told Reporters Without Borders: “Deputy attorney-general Naveed Inayat Malik and Mudassir Hussain, the head of wireless telecommunication at the ministry of information technology, told the court that officials had taken up the blasphemy issue with Facebook’s management and Richard Holbrooke (the US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan).”The officials explained to the court that Facebook’s management had been told that the website should respect the court orders as blasphemous content was a “crime” in Pakistan. The cartoon competition has meanwhile disappeared from Facebook, apparently on the initiative of the person who posted it.Representatives of the Islamic Lawyers Movement had been pressing for a permanent ban on Facebook in Pakistan. The judge ruled that this was not necessary but told them that if blasphemous content continued to appear on Facebook, they could file a contempt of court case against the authorities. A lawyer, Azhar Siddiq, filed an application asking the court to direct the police to investigate Facebook for violating article 295-c of the blasphemy law, which carries the death penalty. The judge said he would hear the application on 15 June. Siddiq told the court that the Pakistan government should also refer the blasphemy case against Facebook to the International Court of Justice and the United Nations.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the spread of this kind of censorship to nearby countries. “After Pakistan, it is now Bangladesh’s turn to make Facebook inaccessible, for religious and political reasons” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Bangladeshi authorities to reverse this decision and to unblock access to Facebook without delay.”Access to Facebook has been blocked in Bangladesh since 29 May, reportedly as a result of both the posting of Mohammed cartoons and “shocking” satirical images of prominent politicians, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the opposition leader and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the country’s first president. Officials said the blocking was just a temporary measure, until Internet Service Providers had managed to render the “offensive” content inaccessible. to go further Organisation BangladeshAsia – Pacific February 26, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention February 22, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Access to Facebook restored in Bangladesh BangladeshAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information News News May 19, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF_en News Follow the news on Bangladesh The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said Facebook had offended the religious feelings of the population’s Muslim majority. Mahbub Alam Rodin, a young man who had allegedly posted the satirical images, was arrested for insulting the country’s leaders.According to Bangladesh Association of Internet Service Providers, around one million people in Bangladesh use Facebook. Receive email alertslast_img read more

first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration One wall of the post office was filled with “Wanted” posters and, it was an odd thing, but we would spot just about every one of those escaped convicts and “at large” murderers and robbers on the streets of Brundidge. What terrified fun they brought to childhood.Mr. Foy Ingram ran the picture show, and sometimes he brought movie stars like Lash LaRue and Fuzzy St. John to town to thrill us beyond belief. And, sometimes before or after the news reel and the serial he would have a drawing for a dollar bill, and that would go a long way when you could get the picture show, popcorn and a co-cola for 35 cents. I never won, though.And, if there’s ever been a hamburger better than the one Mrs. Anderson served hot and salted off the grill, me and Eddie Fisher don’t know it. But I had something on the Hollywood movie star. I got to eat those nickel hamburgers a lot of times. He only got to eat them twice.Mama shopped at the City Market, and Mr. Belcher always had candy in a glass case and you had to ask for what you wanted. I always picked Bazooka bubble gum, Tootsie Rolls or Sugar Babies. Then, while Mama went back to the meat counter to get supper, I would sneak outside and climb the slick iron pole that held up the awning over the street. Somebody would tattle, “Jaine’s climbing the pole” and Mama would come and yank me down. “Little girls don’t climb poles” and Mr. Blecher would say, “Ah, she’s all right” and slip me an all-day sucker as a consolation prize.In the back part of O.K. Ramage Company, they sold overalls and blue jeans and, if you bought a pair of Tuf-Nut jeans, you got a pocket knife, too. Back then, young’uns were allowed to have knives in their pockets.As teenagers, we sipped cherry cokes at Dykes Drugs and listen to the radio that Mr. Tom Hinson kept playing in the Western Auto Store. As a teenager, I had two very important jobs – working the candy counter at the dime store during Christmas and the soda fountain at Hamrick’s Drug Store.There were lots of places to buy nice and fashionable clothes – O.K. Ramage, the Star Store and Belcher’s. They all had dressing rooms and O.K. Ramage had three-way mirrors so you could see how you looked all the way around. All of us girls got fitted for our first training braziers in Brundidge. We didn’t want to go where people didn’t know us for something as personal as that.Miss S.E. Hightower chased us down on the street and hauled us in to her beauty parlor and powdered us with Merle Norman, and we’d come out looking as white and dusty as she did. Mrs. Rachel Rodgers and Mrs. Edna Steed gave us electric curls and girl talks in the little shop behind the City Market.We went to social events at Whittington’s Motel and got our clothes “cleaned” at Mr. John Boswell’s dry cleaners. We shopped for birthday presents wedding gifts at Jackson’s Hardware and “Miss” Maureen helped us pick them out.When marriage and children came along, we remodeled an old house with supplies from Jackson’s Hardware and William Smith’s. Mr. Bill and Mr. William made sure we got the best deals at struggling young couple prices. We bought furniture, on time, from Mr. James Boswell’s furniture store. Housewares came from “Miss’ Martha Haisten’s and Miss Ester Smith’s.Groceries were bought – always – at those mom and pop grocery stores behind town, Black’s and Nicholson’s. Grace and Noah and Mama and Papa Nicholson were our daily editions of the local newspaper. Groceries and gossip at one low price.Every store and every proprietor was a part of the lives of every resident in Brundidge. They knew our mamas and our daddies. They knew our grandpas and grandmas and they knew the names of our family pets and whether we’d had the mumps or gotten a whipping in school. And most of all, they cared about us, not as customers, but as extended members of their families because they had been a part of our little town and our sheltered lives for always.With the passing of Mr. Stinson, sadly, it is the end of something. By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like People first The United States has no argument with the people of Cuba. It’s the government of Cuba that five decades of… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:43 am Friday, July 3, 2009 Email the author It was the end of something.Those were the final words of a story in my ninth-grade literature book. They have lingered long with me.For whatever reason, they came to memory this week at the passing of Mr. Earl Stinson, for his death was surely “the end of something.” Marking the end of something Skip He cut my brother’s hair and waxed it to a flattop. He gave my boys their first haircuts while I held them in the chair, and there was a hint of happiness in my little grandson’s voice when he said, “Going to the barbershop, granma” Five generations of my family sat in the barber’s chairs at Stinson’s Barbershop.My hope is that Robert Garrett will continue to carry on the tradition that he and Mr. Stinson carved from 59 years together and that Stinson’s Barbershop will always remain as it is and has been for 64 years. Because, that’s all that we have left. It is the place where we mark the end of something.And, maybe that something was the best of times. How blessed I was to live in those times and to have known those wonderful people – the proprietors on Main Street in my hometown – and the places that were as familiar to me as an old pair of shoes.The dime store and the post office were the Disney Worlds of my childhood. Books, model cars, cap guns, plastic cowboys and Indians, yoyos, rubber balls and jackstones created a world of wonder at the dime store. Sometimes I got what I wanted, but most of the time I got what I needed – my behind torn up. Mama majored in whippings, and I still blush whenever I see Agnes Jacobs and Betty Carter who were witnesses to my fits and punishments. Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel That “something” was the last hold that I, and many others, had on the way it was.He was the last proprietor on Main Street in Brundidge who was in business when I was growing up. His shop was the only remaining one that is almost exactly as I remember it from my childhood.Mr. Stinson cut my granddaddy’s hair and gave him a shave and a tonic, too. He cut my daddy’s hair. “Yes, William, you have to take off your glasses but you can leave your hat on.” Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

first_imgImage courtesy of Petronet LNGImports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into India soared during the month of February. Data from the oil ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) shows that 3.45 billion cubic meters of LNG have been imported into India during the month under review 67.7 percent up when compared to February 2019.PPAC noted that the cumulative imports for the period of April 2019 to February 2020 reached 30.81 billion cubic meters, 16.9 percent higher when compared to the corresponding period last year.The cost of LNG imports for the month of February 2020 edged up to $0.8 billion from $0.7 billion in February 2019, while the cost of imports in the April 2019-February 2020 period reached $8.8 billion, dropping from $9.5 billion reported in the corresponding period last year.Ministry’s data shows that Petronet LNG’s Dahej terminal continues to operate above full capacity utilization. Namely, the terminal operated at 104.2 percent capacity utilization during the fiscal year so far with the Hazira LNG terminal operating at 98 percent capacity utilization.Dabhol LNG terminal operated at 22.3 percent capacity while Kochi and Ennore LNG terminals operated at 16.3 and 8.1 percent utilization capacity, respectively.last_img read more

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — According to the trusty Sumner Newscow rain gauge, Wellington had 8.3 inches of rain for the month of June  — not including .5 inches of rain we received this morning on July 1.So where does that put us on the U.S. drought monitor that tests our drought conditions? According to the latest drought statistics, most of Sumner County is still in a severe drought which is a D2 stage. But that is a heck of a lot better than the D3 extreme drought we have been in or the D4 Exceptional drought stage – the most severe stage you could be which is what Sumner County was in at the end of May. See latest drought stages here.Follow us on Twitter. 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 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. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more