“Immense relief” after Harry Nicolaides is pardoned and flies home

first_img August 21, 2020 Find out more to go further ThailandAsia – Pacific June 12, 2020 Find out more News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Reporters Without Borders hails the release of Harry Nicolaides, who flew home to Australia today after being granted a royal pardon on 19 February. The press freedom organisation calls for a rapid overhaul of Thailand’s lese majeste law.“Nicolaides should never have been arrested and sentenced to three years in prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By according him a pardon, the king has corrected a serious miscarriage of justice and a violation of free expression. We call for an end to lese majeste proceedings against Thai citizens such as university academic Giles Ungpakorn and Internet user Suwicha Thakor.”On his arrival today at Melbourne airport, a moved Nicolaides thanked his fellow Australians for their support during the more than five months in spent in a Bangkok prison. He was told he was being released just a few hours before being put on a flight back to Australia. Thai officials made him kneel before a photo of the king before freeing him.“I have been crying for eight hours as I learned only a few minutes before my flight that my mother had suffered a stroke,” Nicolaides told journalists, adding that he blamed his detention for his mother’s condition.Nicolaides’ brother sent Reporters Without Borders an email thanking all those who supported the family’s efforts. “Harry will not make any statements to the press for a while because he wants to be with his family and to regain his health.”Aged 41, Nicolaides was sentenced by the Bangkok criminal court on 19 January to three years in prison on a charge of lese majeste under article 112 of the criminal code for referring in his 2005 novel “Verisimilitude” to the way King Bhumipol’s son had treated one his mistresses. He pleaded guilty at the trial and asked the court to be lenient. Only 50 copies of the novel were ever printed.Earlier this month, Reporters Without Borders issued a report on lese majeste in Thailand and organised a cyber-demonstration to demand Nicolaides’ release. ThailandAsia – Pacific May 12, 2021 Find out more News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Organisation Receive email alerts February 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Immense relief” after Harry Nicolaides is pardoned and flies home News News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar On his arrival today at Melbourne airport, a moved Nicolaides thanked his fellow Australians for their support during the more than five months in spent in a Bangkok prison. Reporters Without Borders hails his release and calls for a rapid overhaul of Thailand’s lese majeste law. Follow the news on Thailandlast_img read more

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Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites

first_img[This video contains spoilers with express permission from cache owners][vsw id=”AhuX7N8b3xw” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch the Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites video above to explore how geocachers use Favorite Points to find and reward amazing geocaches. Geocaching Favorites was introduced in December of 2010. The feature allows Premium Members to award Favorite Points to the caches they enjoyed most. Everyone can see how many points a cache has received.  Since Favorites was added to the Geocaching.com website, more than 2.6 million Favorite Points have been awarded.Some geocachers award Favorite points to historic caches like The Original Stash Tribute Plaque. The location that records the placement of the first geocache ever has accumulated more than 900 Favorite Points. Creative and unique caches with spectacular stories also earn Favorite Points. Geist des Hagen, a clever geocache about a ghost who haunts the woods of Germany, has earned more than 1000 Favorite points.Premium Members earn one Favorite Point for each ten caches found. You can then award to an exceptional cache in your find history. For every ten caches that you find, you earn one Favorite to award to an exceptional cache in your find history. Basic Members also benefit by seeing how many Favorites a cache has earned in search results and on the individual cache pages.A geocacher from Maryland, United States says, “as a community we benefit by seeing more and more caches that have creative camouflage, and fantastic locations that we might not have visited, and that’s really what the sports all about!”  Watch the Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites video to find out more and see how you can discover and learn from amazing geocaches through Favorites.The next Geocaching.com Presents video showcases a difficulty five, terrain five geocache in Germany known as The Rock. It has more than 300 Favorite points. The Rock is scheduled for release on November 3rd. Geocaching.com will continue to release English, Czech and German language geocaching videos in the coming months. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more

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Facebook Tries To Silence Blogger To Cover Up User Data Scandal [Updated]

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Bulgarian blogger and digital rights activist who made headlines on Tuesday when he reported acquiring more than one million Facebook data entries for just $5, said Friday he is cooperating with Facebook as it conducts an internal investigation, but won’t comply with the company’s request to remove blog posts or not talk about the investigation. Tags:#data#Facebook#hackers#privacy#security A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Shopov verified that some of the addresses were legitimate and had planned to notify people on the list that he had purchased the data. Facebook asked him to not notify people included on the list, Shopov said.“We agreed with Facebook not to do that,” he said. “That was actually my first reaction, to tell them and to teach them about their rights.”(Read Shopov’s original blog post I Just Bought More Than 1 Million… Facebook Data Entries. OMG!)Lead image: 1000 Words / Shutterstock.com Related Posts Facebook Requested SilenceIn an interview with ReadWrite, Bogomil Shopov said he had been contacted by Facebook’s Platform Policy Team after revealing on his blog that he had acquired the list, which included email addresses of active Facebook users who were primarily located in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Shopov said officials with the company were upset because they feared his public revelation would upend an internal investigation.(Read Shopov’s new blog post: Mixed Feelings After Conversation With Facebook.) Facebook declined elaborate on the details of its investigation.“Facebook is vigilant about protecting our users from those who would try to expose any form of user information. In this case, it appears someone has attempted to scrape information from our site,” Facebook spokesman Chris Kraeuter said in an email statement. “We have dedicated security engineers and teams that look into and take aggressive action on reports just like these. We continue to investigate this specific individual.” Facebook Wanted To Destroy The DataIn addition to requesting that he keep conversations with Facebook private, the company also requested that Shopov destroy the data after sending a copy to Facebook. Shopov said he complied with the request to destroy the data but was continuing to speak with news outlets to make Facebook users aware of the breach.That didn’t sit well with Facebook, according to Shopov. “Their version is [they are conducting] an ‘internal investigation’ and one of the reasons they are angry about my blog posts is that the seller can ‘go deep’,” Shopov said, explaining Facebook is concerned the seller will disappear before the investigation can figure out how the data was obtained.A Black Market In Facebook Data?Shopov provided ReadWrite with a cached link to the site where he purchased the data. The offer was removed within two days after his initial blog post on Tuesday, October 23, but the cached version shows that the seller obtained the data through an unidentified, third-party application. This raises the question of whether there’s an international black market where anyone can buy supposedly secret Facebook user data.  dave copelandlast_img read more

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Ankle replacement- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesAnkle arthroplasty – total – discharge; Total ankle arthroplasty – discharge; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had an ankle replacement. Your surgeon removed and reshaped damaged bones, and put in anartificial ankle joint.You received pain medication and were shown how to treat swelling around your new ankle joint.What to Expect at HomeYour ankle area may feel warm and tender for 4-6 weeks.You will need help with daily chores such as driving, shopping, bathing, making meals,housework for up to 6 weeks. You will need to keep weight off of the foot for 10 – 12 weeks. Recovery can take 3 – 6 months. It may take up to 6 months before you return to normal activity levels.ActivityYour doctor will ask you to rest when you first go home. Keep your leg propped up on one or two pillows. Place the pillows below your foot or calf muscle. This helps reduce swelling.It is very important to elevate your leg. Keep it above heart level is possible. Swelling can lead to poor wound healing and other surgery complications.You will be asked to keep all weight off of your foot for 10-12 weeks. You will need to use a walker or crutches.You will need to wear a cast or a splint. Take the cast or splint off only when your doctor or physical therapist says it is okay.Try not to stand for long periods.Dothe exercises your doctor or physical therapist showed you.You willgo to physical therapy to help your recovery.advertisementYou will start with range of motion exercises for your ankle.You will learn exercises to strengthen the muscles around your ankle next.Your therapist will slowly increase the amount and type of activities as you build strength.Do not start heavier exercises, such as jogging, swimming, aerobics, or bicycling, until your doctor or therapist tells you it is okay. Ask your doctor when it will be safe for you to return to work or drive.Wound CareYour sutures (stitches) will be removed about 1 – 2 weeks after surgery. You should keep your incision clean and dry for 2 weeks. Keep your bandage on your woundclean and dry. You may change the dressing every day if you like.Do NOT shower until after your follow-up appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you when you can begin taking showers. When you do start showering again, let the water run over the incision. Do NOT scrub.Do NOT soak the wound in the bath or a hot tub.PainYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicine. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain so the pain doesnt get too bad.Taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or another anti-inflammatory medicine may also help. Talk to your doctor about what other medicines you can take with your pain medicine.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if you notice:Bleeding that soaks through your dressing and does not stop when you put pressure over the areaPain that does not go away with your pain medicineSwelling or pain in your calf muscleYour foot or toes appear darker or are cool to the touchRedness, pain, swelling, or yellowish discharge from the wound sitesYour temperature is higher than 101 FReferences Murphy GA. Total ankle arthroplasty. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 10.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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CANBERRA CITY SWEEP CANBERRA CUP

first_imgCanberra City emerged victorious in all 3 Open divisions of the Canberra Cup contested 3- 5 November 2006 at the Deakin Playing Fields, Makin Place, Deakin.A record 430 touch football players converged on the Australian Capital Territory to fight for the 2006 Canberra Cup crown in three Open and two social divisions. The annual tournament, in its third year in existence, featured local and interstate players competing keenly in all sections of the competition.In a closely contested 2006 Mixed Open division, the Canberra Cup was awarded to Canberra City after a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Tuggeranang Vikings. Ben Nicoll & Kelly Goodwin were standout performers for the Canberra City combination.The Womens’ Open division was also won by Canberra City. 6-4 against the “Old Ducks”.The “Old Ducks” team featuresd a number of Canberra City over 30’s Women’s players who pushed the youthful Canberra City team all the way.The Goodwin sisters, Danielle and Kelly, combined with Shailyn Williams and Courtney Hinchcliffe to platform the Canberra City victory.The Men’s Open Final was always going to be a fast and skillful contest with both teams chockful of talent. Vikings threw everything at the Canberra City Bears before going down gallantly 8 -5 in an exciting final.National Rugby League star Jamie Soward, returned home to guide his old club, Canberra City Bears to their first ever Open Men’s Canberra Cup title.In the Inaugural Social section of the Canberra Cup, Allstars defeted the Dream team 7- 2 in the Men’s social, and Highlanders prevailed 7-3 over the Titans in the Mixed social division. A fantastic time was had by all participants on and off the field of play, and spectators enjoyed a feast of Touch Football action. Tournament organisers will look to build on the growth and success of the Canberra Cup in 2006, with a bigger and brighter event next year.last_img read more

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10 months ago​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the bus

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the busby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Keane suggests that Manchester United’s players are to blame for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.Keane has lashed out at the group of players at United, suggesting they “got away with murder” with their performances.United are 6th in the table, 11 points off the top four. A 3-1 defeat to Liverpool led to the manager losing his job.”You would fall out with these players,” Keane told BBC Radio 5 live.”Players who turn up overweight, do not train properly and are not producing… for some to down tools, shame on some of those players.”I am not Jose’s biggest fan, but I can’t tolerate footballers who hide behind agents, their pals in the media – it is a bit of a joke.” last_img read more

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5 days agoGuardiola: Why I won’t watch Man Utd vs Liverpool

first_imgGuardiola: Why I won’t watch Man Utd vs Liverpoolby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he won’t be watching Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool today.Having beaten Crystal Palace on Saturday, Guardiola has a free day to take in the game.But the Catalan insists he has better things to do.“I have to watch the replay of the Atalanta game,” said Guardiola.Atalanta are at City this week for the next match of the Champions League group stage. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Opting for golf on a football Saturday

Likely buried beneath the headlines of yet another boring weekend of Tressel-ball and the Bengals being, well, the Bengals, you’ll find that one of the world’s most unique and passionate sporting events took place. It’s called the Ryder Cup. It’s a golf tournament. Stay with me here. The Ryder Cup is different from virtually every other incarnation of golf in existence. This isn’t a tournament with a bunch of rich business-executives golf-clapping in the background, this is a raucous event with the pride of countries, and heck, even continents, on the line. Take the 12 best American players and pit them against the 12 best European players, alternate the tournament — which takes place every two years — between American and European soil, provide lots and lots of alcohol to the patrons, and provide lots more alcohol when the event takes place in Great Britain. Bam. You’ve got the equivalent of the Ohio State-Michigan game on a really nice golf course. This is the one golf tournament where the golfers carry more on their shoulders than just their desire to win. They’re carrying the hopes of their nation or continent – and it shows. Players are visibly nervous with the expectations they carry. It’s not unusual to see a player take much more time thinking about a Ryder Cup putt than a putt to win the Masters. And when one team hits a good shot or the other shanks, the reactions of the players and the crowds are like none-other in golf. The 2010 tournament is taking place in rain-soaked Wales. Apparently the American squad didn’t know this and ordered basketball warm-ups for rain jackets. “Watergate,” as the wardrobe malfunction has been dubbed, might be the reason the Americans are down heading into Monday’s final round of singles, 9.5 – 6.5. Even being down three, you can count on the last round of singles to be exciting. In 1999, the Americans faced a seemingly insurmountable deficit when they came back and stole the cup out of the Europeans’ grasp. This is the time when mediocre match-play players like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson step up. In 2012, the Ryder Cup will happen again, but on American soil. Instead of watching Tressel attempt to break the world record for field goal attempts and the Bengals continue to fail to live up to expectations, turn on the Ryder Cup for a little while. I guarantee it will be a lot more exciting than you think. read more

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Ohio State mens basketball announces Top 5 recruiting class for 2014

OSU coach Thad Matta lectures his players during a game against Ohio Nov. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 79-69.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorOhio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta has officially finalized his 2014 recruiting class, and he’s happy with the group set to don the Scarlet and Gray next year.“(I’m) just very, very excited about this class,” Matta said Thursday. “I think the biggest thing with this particular class is we got what we wanted.”Matta announced Thursday the signing of four players, including two from Ohio, to complete yet another class that ranks in the Top 5 of the country.The four players Matta added to his crew for 2014 include guard D’Angelo Russell, forward Keita Bates-Diop, forward Jae’Sean Tate and center David Bell.Matta spoke about Tate, a Pickerington, Ohio native, first Thursday, calling him “a warrior,” and someone who can play multiple positions.“Everybody’s asking me, ‘What position is Jae’Sean?’ And I always answer the same, ‘I don’t know, but I know he’s going to be on the floor,’” Matta said. “He’s got a great first step. He can guard I think all five positions on the floor … You’re getting a great player and you’re getting a guy who is a Buckeye.”Matta called Russell  “another great guard at Ohio State,” even though it may be unclear whether he will play point guard or shooting guard.“Is he a point guard? Is he a two guard? I don’t know. I think we can run him at both,” Matta said. “He’s got the ability to make big time plays with the ball in his hands.”Russell is the complete package, Matta said, because he does all things well.“The first time I ever saw him play, he had six threes in the first half and the second half, he didn’t take a one but he probably had 10 assists,” Matta said. “He’s just got something about him.”Another player who Matta said “wants to be at Ohio State” is Bell, who is from Garfield Heights, Ohio.“I think we’ll bring his skill along, but he runs the floor, he blocks shots, he rebounds out of his area,” Matta said of Bell.Bates-Diop is another player that can do it all because of his athleticism, Matta said.“I think from the standpoint of playing multiple positions, he scores, he passes, he rebounds, he can defend, can handle the basketball,” Matta said of Bates-Diop.Matta said he and the rest of the coaching staff set out on the recruiting trail with mindset that they wanted to replace current senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. — which he said they did.“We feel unequivocally we did that with guys that can do a lot of different things,” Matta said. “I kind of like the position we’re in.”Matta and the Buckeyes are set to travel to Milwaukee for their first road game of the season Saturday, taking on Marquette at 1 p.m. read more

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