Norbert Zongo and Deyda Hydara – symbols of impunity

first_imgNews Burkina FasoAfrica May 5, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Burkina FasoAfrica June 7, 2021 Find out more Hydara, who was gunned down in Banjul on 16 December 2004, was the co-founder and co-editor of the privately-owned daily The Point. He also headed the Gambian journalists’ union and was the correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Reporters Without Borders.The official investigation only came up with improbable theories although it was demonstrated that he was under surveillance at the time of his death. A few weeks after his murder, the authorities adopted media legislation that is among the most repressive in West Africa and has left Gambia’s journalists living in terror ever since. More information about media freedom in Gambia and the Hydara case.The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) is currently waging a major campaign against impunity for crimes of violence against those who exercise their right to freedom of expression while the National Union of Somali Journalists has just published a report on impunity in Somalia, Africa’s deadliest country for the media. Against this backdrop, Reporters Without Borders urges the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Nigeria and South Sudan, to make justice for murdered journalists one of their priorities for 2013.Photo : Norbert Zongo and Deyda Hydara News Follow the news on Burkina Faso December 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Norbert Zongo and Deyda Hydara – symbols of impunity to go further French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Organisation A day after the 14th anniversary of journalist Norbert Zongo’s murder in Burkina Faso and two days before the 8th anniversary of journalist Deyda Hydara’s murder in Gambia, Reporters Without Borders accuses the authorities in these two countries of sabotaging the investigations into their deaths and encouraging impunity.“Will Zongo and Hydara ever be rendered justice?” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities in Burkina Faso and Gambia have distinguished themselves in the eyes of their own people and the international community for years by their inertia, lies and absence of any desire to shed light on the murders of these two great journalists.“As in the Zongo and Hydara cases, the impunity enjoyed by those who murder journalists in Africa is one of the worst scourges for freedom of information in this continent.” The discovery of Zongo’s body in a car gutted by fire on 13 December 1998 shocked Burkina Faso and the rest of Africa. Zongo was the editor of the weekly L’Indépendant and at the time of his death he had been investigating a murder in which people close to President Compaoré were implicated.An initial investigation was carried out but in the end the case was dismissed and the authorities have done nothing since then. Zongo’s colleagues and Burkina Faso’s population are still waiting for justice to be rendered. More information about the case. Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

In a crowded field, who is ahead in the autonomous car race?

first_imgIT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… The race to create the first fully autonomous car has a variety of competitors, from giant automotive firms like General Motors, software conglomerates like Alphabet, to newly minted startups like Chris Urmson’s secretive company.All of them have the end goal of creating some type of self-driving system, able to make it from point A to point B regardless of the conditions on the road. Some want to embed that software into a car, others simply want to license to manufacturers interested.See Also: Get ready for a thermonuclear autonomous ride-hailing warUnsurprisingly, most of the competitors are keeping their progress secretive. Google and Tesla both provide some data on their self-driving programs, but when it comes to how far we are away from full autonomy and driverless taxis, most remain tight lipped.That said, from the press releases and occasional boast from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, we can piece together where some of the automakers and tech firms are in developing a truly autonomous vehicle.To do this, we need to first calculate the strength of tests. Tesla has the most miles of actual road clocked, at 1.3 billion miles, but the vast majority is on highways and the tech is only semi-autonomous. Google has 1.1 billion miles of simulated tests, but only two million miles of real-world tests, however those were in metro areas like Mountain View and Phoenix.Uber has begun fully autonomous tests in Pittsburgh, which are around the same value as Google’s own tests, but it has only clocked a few thousand miles so far. We assume General Motors is in a similar boat, it has tested a few dozen autonomous Chevrolet Bolt cars in California and Michigan, but the firm is not as open with its data as competing tech firms.A lot of carmakers are in the runningFord, which announced its intention to have a self-driving vehicle on the road by 2021, remains tight lipped. BMW is also not providing data, but has Mobileye and Intel, two major players in the self-driving race, to build software and components for the iNext.Other automakers, like Honda, Toyota and Volvo, have started autonomous tests in Europe, North America, and Asia, but like the other two automotive giants, they keep most of their tests and data secret. Apple, the big dark horse, has not even confirmed if the car project is real.“Most car companies and tech companies don’t want to give away how far along they are,” said Nindhi Kalra, a senior information scientist at the Rand Corporation, to Bloomberg.Taking this information into account, it seems likely that Google and Tesla are the closest to building a fully autonomous car. However, Tesla has a fleet of cars already on the road, which we assume can be updated (or customized) to use the self-driving tech. Google, on the other hand, continues to test a small amount of cars on public roads, with a limited vision of how to commercialize the technology.Uber could be another dark horse in the race, due to its wealth of talent working on the self-driving program and dominance in ride-hailing. Most automakers expect a transition from car ownership to car rental or taxi service, as seen by Ford’s plan to launch a ride-hailing app in 2021 in major cities and General Motors’ interest in acquiring Lyft. Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#Apple#autonomous cars#BMW#featured#Ford#General Motors#Google#Self-Driving#Tesla#top#Uber center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts David Currylast_img read more

Kyrie Irving’s late flurry helps Celtics top Heat

first_imgBoston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Miami. Irving scored nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat, 96-90. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Kyrie Irving has done a lot of things in Miami: relaxation, offseason workouts, even the filming of an “Uncle Drew” commercial.Something he hadn’t done there? 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But the big problems that Spoelstra was unhappy about postgame were Boston’s edges in points off turnovers (21-13) and second-chance points (21-9).UP NEXTCeltics: Host San Antonio on Monday, looking to snap an 11-game losing streak to the Spurs.Heat: Host Minnesota on Monday, the fifth game in this six-game homestand. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jayson Tatum scored 20 and Marcus Smart added 16 for the Celtics, who beat Miami for the eighth consecutive time. And afterward, Tatum marveled at Irving’s closing flurry.“It was weird because I’ve seen it on TV so many times,” Tatum said. “And I just saw it in person. I liked it.”Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami, which got 16 apiece from Josh Richardson and James Johnson. Former Boston forward Kelly Olynyk had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who were 7 for 31 from 3-point range.At 2-3, and mindful of how last season’s 11-30 start cost Miami a playoff spot, the Heat already sound anxious to get things fixed.“I don’t want to have a season like last year, when it’s late and we figure out things,” Dragic said. “We’ve got to do it now, because it’s important.”ADVERTISEMENT Cousins’ triple-double powers Pelicans past Cavs View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Miami was down 11 going into the fourth, then got within two on a pair of occasions late — when Irving got rolling.He hit a short floater to put Boston up 88-84, and after Dragic scored to cut the Celtics’ lead to two again, Irving pulled off one of his acrobatic reverse layups to restore the four-point edge.And on a possession extended by a Boston offensive rebound, Irving’s 3-pointer with 57 seconds left made the margin 93-86.“That’s what he is,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s a great closer in this game.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston has won five straight in Miami, matching the longest such streak in franchise history. … The Celtics aren’t sure if Marcus Morris (sore left knee) will be able to play when they return home Monday, but coach Brad Stevens thinks Morris will be ready sometime in the coming week. Morris has already missed as many games this season — six — as he did in the previous four seasons combined.Heat: C Hassan Whiteside (bruised left knee) missed his fourth consecutive game, and the Heat still aren’t sure when he’ll return. … Miami had what became a five-point possession late in the second quarter, when Richardson made two free throws after a Flagrant-1 on Al Horford — followed by a three-point play from James Johnson. … Dion Waiters didn’t play in the fourth quarter and scored only five points.HELLO, AGAINStevens keeps a close eye on former players, and Olynyk and Jordan Mickey — former Celtics now with the Heat — are no exception. “I really root for everybody,” Stevens said. Same goes for Spoelstra, who texted injured Celtics forward Gordon Hayward words of support after the All-Star’s grotesque ankle injury in Cleveland in the season opener. Hayward considered signing with Miami as a free agent this past summer.SCORING DROUGHTcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa He’s now crossed that off the list as well.Irving took over down the stretch, scoring nine of his 24 points in the final 2:03 and the Boston Celtics extended their winning streak to four games after holding on late to beat the Heat 96-90 on Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was Irving’s eighth time playing at Miami, and the first time he walked off the Heat home floor a winner.“Just big possessions down the stretch (and) understanding you have to stay poised,” Irving said. “It’s unwavering in those situations like that. Winning time — so it’s pretty simple.” MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. 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