News April 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Chinese public media banned from island News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has challenged the Taiwanese authorities’ decision to ban two major Chinese media from operating on the island.Taiwan slapped a ban on news agency Xinhua and the People’s Daily on 10 April 2005. Joseph Wu, in charge of relations with China, said the journalists were contributing to misunderstandings between Taiwan and China.They had done this through inaccurate articles that played down protest movements against the controversial 14 March 2005 anti-secession law that allows the use of force against Taiwan should it declare its independence.Urging Taiwan to reconsider its decision, the worldwide press freedom organisation said, “Even though the People’s Republic of China is certainly no model of press freedom, using censorship against its media makes no sense. We believe that the right to news and information should in no circumstances be compromised because of political differences.”Chinese journalists work in Taiwan on a rota system. The new rules imposed by Taiwan take effect in May when the next changeover is due. This means that Xinhua and People’s Daily journalists will not be allowed to enter Taiwan to replace their outgoing colleagues.Beijing reacted on 13 April. “We hope the Taiwan authorities will cancel unreasonable obstacles and correct their erroneous ways as soon as possible,” said Li Weiyi, spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office. Opposition groups and local media have also urged caution on the Taiwanese authorities. November 20, 2020 Find out more Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Receive email alerts News TaiwanAsia – Pacific Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom to go further Organisation Follow the news on Taiwan June 29, 2020 Find out more May 18, 2020 Find out more RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation” Help by sharing this information TaiwanAsia – Pacific News
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Dell EMC World 2017, Las Vegas style, is now midway through Day Three and I can finally stop, catch my breath, and read up on some of the coverage. This year we were delighted to be able to invite a nice-sized group of bloggers and podcasters to attend the general and breakout sessions, meet with spokespeople, network with each other, and get a first-hand look at what Dell EMC has been cooking up over the last few months. In between all of that excitement they somehow also managed to create some content.Media, analysts and influencers gather for a Day One welcome sessionIn this post, I thought I’d do a few call-outs on some of blogs and podcasts that have already started hitting my RSS feeds.Lots of folks did summaries of the Day One news (and there was a LOT of news), including this thorough write up from Dave Henry on Geek Fluent:Dell Technologies really seems to be taking their message of transforming IT to heart. Personally, I believe that the announcement of new pricing models is the biggest news from today. This will likely be a huge agent of change in IT.Didier Van Hoye sums up some of the strategy around our digital transformation strategy in this post.Given the vast amount of attention digital transformation gets nowadays it will be no surprise that DELL EMC is focusing its efforts to facilitate this transition for its customers. After all, an unrelenting focus on real customer needs is one of the cornerstones of digital transformation. As such, DELL EMC is drinking its own champagne.Andrea Mauro joined us all the way from Italy for his first Dell EMC World. In his blog, he focused on the announcement of our 14th generation of PowerEdge Servers.The newly designed 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio forms a secure, scalable compute platform that is the ideal foundation for cloud, analytics or software-defined data center initiatives.John Herbert helped to provide some context and perspective on our networking announcement on his Moving Packets site:Dell EMC has moved from being a network vendor whose equipment sits within server racks, and is now a player capable of providing the whole switching infrastructure for the data center or campus network. That’s quite a transition…Greg Schulz had this writeup on the Microsoft Azure Stack announcement.…essentially you can have the Microsoft Azure experience (or a subset of it) in your own data center or data infrastructure, enabling cloud experiences and abilities at your own pace, your own way with control.“We have @SPEAKINGinTECH on the #vBrownBag stage at #DellEMCworld @Knieriemen will not sleep tonight until the episode is published pic.twitter.com/E2eEUHNeuI“— Alastair Cooke (@DemitasseNZ) May 9, 2017ShareLast but not least, we got the whole gang together for a Speaking in Tech reunion of sorts. You can listen to the episode on The Register. And I haven’t seen Keith Townsend all week because he’s been subbing in on theCUBE. Their Dell EMC World interviews are all here. And the vBrownBag crew has been set up in the Village space all week recording interviews with subject matter experts and community members. There’s some great content already hitting their YouTube channel.I’ll be watching my feeds for more content over the next few days and will follow up next week with some highlights. In the meantime, there should be plenty here to inform and entertain you! Thanks again to all the bloggers who made the trip to Las Vegas, it’s great to have you here at the show.
The Jakarta Police have arrested a woman for allegedly procuring child prostitutes for American fugitive Russ Albert Medlin, who was recently arrested in Jakarta for suspected sex crimes against minors.“We seized her in Banten. She is now in Jakarta Police custody,” Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus told the press on Friday as quoted by tempo.co. “During the arrest, she fled to a nearby hill. It takes four hours to climb the hill from the closest district.”According to Yusri, the woman, identified as A, fled to Banten after the news of Medlin’s arrest surfaced earlier in the week. A allegedly received Rp 6.3 million (USD$ 447.50) for each child she procured for the American. Police arrested Medlin at his residence in Jakarta on Monday, after questioning three minors who accused the American of sexually assaulting them.Medlin was charged under the 2002 Child Protection Law and could face up to 15 years’ imprisonment if found guilty.Police added that Medlin had twice been convicted of sexual assault against a minor by a district court in Nevada, the United States, in 2006 and 2008. He has been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) wanted list for crimes related to an investment scam in bitcoin stocks worth $722 million. (trn)Topics :
8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.AMANDA and Pieter Koppen purchased 8 Midshipman Court with a grand plan to renovate the existing old house.Two years after first stepping on the 764sq m waterfront land with a hammer and hope, the couple is celebrating the completion of their first residential build.8 Midshipman court, Paradise Waters.“It was just going to be a renovation but because of the steepness of the block and where the old house was positioned, it wasn’t going to be a good family home,” Ms Koppen said.“My husband said: ‘We’ll knock this down, flatten it and start brand new’. The only thing left standing was part of a shell of the garage.”Mr Koppen works in the construction industry and relied on his experience to control every step of the plan, from design to colour selection.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.“When you’re watching the process, especially starting with nothing, it feels like it’ll never end,” Ms Koppen said. “It’s about trusting the process.”The project took longer because of the care poured into every detail, according to Ms Koppen.“Our heart is in this whole property,” she said. “We wanted only top quality throughout the whole house and didn’t ever want anything but the best.”8 midshipman court, Paradise Waters.Each of the five bedrooms has its own bathroom, every window and door is double-glazed, Miele appliances feature in the kitchen, while marble and American Oak cover the floors.Ms Koppen said the open-plan living design was ideal for families.“No matter where I am sitting, I can see the kids,” she said.8 Midshipman court, Paradise Waters.Tucked behind Surfers Paradise, the Paradise Waters environment is constantly changing.“We can watch the tide with the fish jumping but the next minute, it’s nice soft sand for the kids to run up and down along.”“It’s so beautiful and I know the house is going to make a family so happy,” Ms Koppen said.
In Torrance, the cost is $189,000. That’s how much it cost to purchase and install a high-tech system that enables City Council members’ votes to be automatically logged, tallied and then displayed simultaneously on four 46-inch LCD panels. Mayor Frank Scotto pledged he would install such a system during his campaign last year. Scotto and other political opponents of former mayor Dan Walker believe the system was “critically important” to putting a stop to the political gamesmanship they charged was rife during Torrance City Council meetings. “People might say this is an expensive way of accomplishing that, but this is the true, perfect way to ensure nothing can be manipulated,” Scotto said. “You’re going to see 6-1 votes more often, you’ll see 5-2 votes more often now. ? This way (panelists) can’t hide what they truly feel about an item because they’re going to have to vote privately.” TORRANCE: High-tech, $189,000 system will display votes all at once. By Nick Green STAFF WRITER What price democracy? Previously, panelists would vote verbally one at a time when called upon by the city clerk, with the mayor voting last. Scotto noted that at times, once it was clear which way the political wind was blowing, council members would not vote their conscience, instead jumping on the winning side of an issue. The new voting system also diminishes the power of the mayor, who – as the last to vote – would break 3-3 ties. The system itself cost about $42,000. The rest covered the cost of embedding seven panels – each with a privacy screen and a computer – in the existing City Council dais, the LCD panels and a wireless network. That latter component means council members no longer are forced to carry around thick agendas; council members have the agendas in the computers, while city staff can simply plug in and access the system via a laptop computer (the public, however, cannot). The system also tracks how long people speak before the council, which is designed to eliminate charges of favoritism that some people get to speak longer than others. “Nobody will have preferential treatment,” Scotto said. “Everybody will be given an equal amount of time with the clock right in front of them.” Talk too long and speakers will have the word “expired” flashed on the screen in front of them, although city officials say they plan to change that term to something a little less terminal. Information also can be displayed on the large LCD panels, making it easier for the audience to see video or PowerPoint presentations. And the system makes it easier to prepare meeting minutes. Within a year, City Clerk Sue Herbers envisions the council agenda being prepared entirely without paper, making it accessible to the public quicker. Torrance isn’t the first South Bay city to use such a vote-tallying system; Carson and Lawndale use one today, and Redondo Beach had one for years, dating to the 1970s. Tuesday’s council meeting in Torrance was the first time it was used and it was apparently not without its bugs. “This is not progress,” Councilwoman Gene Drevno said at one point, a note of frustration in her voice. But Scotto believes it is. “A couple of months, and it will be old hat,” he said. “It’s something new, and it’s going to take everybody a little bit of time to get used to it.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1) Mike SchultzNot only is Mike Schultz the world’s top-ranked snowboard-cross and banked slalom boarder, he competes using prosthetics that he designed and manufactures in a workshop behind his house in St Cloud, Minnesota. His hi-tech creations will also be used by some 30 other athletes at the Games including the reigning world and overall World Cup snowboard champion Brenna Huckaby, whose prosthetic leg is purple to match her trademark dyed hair.2) Familiar foesCanada are the reigning World Champions, the US are reigning double Paralympic champions, and the two are expected to contest the top two medals in the para ice hockey – formerly known as ice sledge hockey but renamed and rebranded in 2016. Between them they have won the last four Paralympic golds, but have never met in the final. They did just that at the last year’s World Championships, Canada prevailing 4-1. 3) Marie Bochet winning stuffIt will be hard to miss the alpine skier Marie Bochet: not only is she carrying the French flag at the opening ceremony she is competing in five events and is favourite to win all of them. In Sochi she only completed four, but won all of them and was named best female athlete of the Games. “I want to win everything, all the time,” she says.4) British people winning stuffParalympicsGB want to bring seven medals back from Pyeongchang, which would make it the nation’s most successful winter Paralympics for more than 30 years. The visually impaired skier Millie Knight, who aged 15 became Britain’s youngest ever winter Paralympian in 2014, won a gold and four silvers at last year’s World Championships and with her guide, Brett Wild – on a break from his day job on a Royal Navy submarine – is considered the country’s best bet for glory.5) Home successSouth Korea have never won a Winter Paralympic gold medal but aim to scoop at least one – plus a silver and two bronzes – this time. Nordic skier Eui Hyun Sin and alpine skier Jae Rim Yang are considered the most likely of their 36 representatives to top a podium. “I will collect a gold medal and open a new page for South Korea’s history of disabled sports,” promised Sin, who lost his legs in a car accident in 2006. Read more Twitter ‘They’ll think I’m a traitor’: North Korean defector makes Winter Paralympics debut Reuse this content 6) North Korea’s presenceFor the first time North Korea will be represented at a Winter Paralympics, having sent two competing athletes – Kim Jong Hyon and Ma Yu Chol, both sit-skiers – plus four observer athletes and 18 coaches and functionaries. Unlike in the main Winter Olympics, however, they will not march with their southern neighbours in the opening ceremony, because officials failed to agree on the design of a single flag for them to carry.7) Fewer RussiansIn Sochi four years ago Russia didn’t so much top the medal table as establish their own in a different neighbourhood to everyone else’s, winning more golds than the five next most successful nations put together, 30 in total. This time there will be 30 Russians in total, down from 69 last time, all of whom have passed at least two anti-doping tests in the last six months, and they will be competing as Neutral Paralympic Athletes rather than under their own, currently frowned-upon, flag.8) Real snowNot a lot of actual snowing happened during the Winter Olympics, when in excess of 90% of all snow on the tracks and slopes was machine-made. But in the 24 hours from Wednesday morning this week more than 20cm fell on Pyeongchang, and instead of hiring machines to produce it, seven excavators, eight dump trucks and 200 people were enlisted to take it away. Forecasts, however, suggest it will soon get worryingly warm. Pinterest Read more Winter Paralympics 2018 The delegation and team from North Korea arrive at The Paralympic Village. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters Share on Facebook Share via Email ParalympicsGB Share on Twitter 9) BearsThe official mascot, Bandabi, is an Asiatic black bear. “Bears are strong, courageous and determined creatures who make the most of their surroundings,” glowed Sir Philip Craven, the former IPC president, and as an added bonus “are also seen as friendly and cuddly”. There will be several Bandabis patrolling the Paralympic venues – when organisers appealed for volunteers to fill the 24 suits more than 7,000 people applied.10) Clare BaldingFresh from helming the BBC’s much-criticised coverage of the Winter Olympics, Clare Balding returns to host the Paralympics, live from Channel 4’s specially-constructed studio in, er, Hemel Hempstead. More than 60% of the channel’s presenting team are disabled, including three summer Paralympic champions and two winter Paralympic medalists, and the station will put out “about 100 hours” of related programming. 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