first_img Reporters Without Borders hails investigative journalist Xie Chaoping’s release on bail in Weinan (in Shaanxi province) on 17 September for lack of evidence. After being held for 29 days for writing a book about the Sanmenxia Dam entitled “The Great Migration,” he has been able to return to Beijing. March 12, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Much has been written about this dam, a major source of environmental damage and human suffering, but it seems the authorities do not welcome any investigative reporting on the subject by Chinese journalists. At least 35 journalists are currently detained in China. to go further News News Xie’s lawyer, Zhou Ze, said that Xie’s release was above all the result of public pressure. On 14 September, for example, around 60 academics posted a petition online urging the Communist Party Central Committee to order his release. Zhou said the police and prosecutors lack material evidence for a prosecution. He added that he hoped that, once back in Beijing, Xie would be granted a full release. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Xie was questioned every day while held. On some days, the interrogations lasted for as much as seven hours. He also had to perform forced labour duties for five hours a day.—————————————————–Journalist arrested for writing book about the Sanmenxia dam7 September 2010China’s colossal Sanmenxia dam has a new victim – Xie Chaoping, a journalist who was illegally arrested without a warrant in the northeastern city of Weinan on 19 August after writing a book about the fate of those displaced by the dam. He is now reportedly being held by the Public Security Department in Beijing. Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Xie’s detention is completely illegal as neither his lawyer nor his family have been given a copy of the arrest warrant or any explanation for his arrest. According to Chinese penal procedure, they should have been notified within 48 hours. “Xie’s release is excellent news but now he must he now be quickly cleared of the charges of illegal commercial activity that the Weinan authorities brought against him,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call for the release of the printer who was also accused of illegal commercial activity for printing his book. It is still not known what has happened to him.” ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders found it very encouraging to see how many Chinese journalists, academics, cartoonists and bloggers rallied to Xie’s defence, forcing the authorities to back down and release him on bail. News Reporters Without Borders calls on the Beijing authorities to release Xie Chaoping at once. It is deplorable that a journalist who tried to cover subject of general interest is being treated as if he were a criminal. Xie is accused of illegal commercial activity but his lawyer, Zhou Ze, reported in his blog on 30 August that the real reason for his arrest was his decision to self-publish 10,000 copies of his book, “The Great Migration,” about the fate of people who were displaced by the dam. Xie spent three years interviewing migrants and gathering information for the book. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more September 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Author of book about Sanmenxia Dam freed on bail RSF_en As he left prison, Xie said: “I definitely do not regret writing this book. I am prepared to be arrested again.” Xie fears that he could be arrested again because the Weinan Public Security Department is continuing to search for evidence. April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China This is not the first time that someone has been punished for providing information about the fate of those displaced by a dam. See the case of Fu Xiancai:,1800…last_img read more

first_imgCooper has not been a full participant in practice since he left the team’s Aug. 3 workout early with discomfort in his foot. He told reporters he’s done some running of late but nothing at full speed. Even if he doesn’t make it back on the field, Cooper isn’t too concerned.”I’m not worried about it at all, because I know if it does linger it doesn’t matter,” Cooper told reporters Tuesday. “I had 1,000 yards on plantar fasciitis. I’m not really worried.” Related News Dallas fans will have to wait until next month’s regular-season opener to see Amari Cooper back in action.The Cowboys wide receiver is dealing with plantar fasciitis in the heel of his left foot but is optimistic he’ll be able to resume practice at full strength this week. Redskins in ‘no rush’ to name starting quarterback, Jay Gruden sayscenter_img Jerry Jones addresses ‘Zeke who?’ comment: ‘I’ve earned the right to joke with’ him “A lot of stretching and treatment, not a big deal,” Cooper said.When asked if he could still be effective if he had to play with it in September, Cooper replied, “Real effective. I mean I played with a lot of foot injuries. High ankle sprains. All those things, so I’m pretty good at playing with foot injuries. But I don’t think I’m going to have to play with it.”Cooper, 25, had 725 receiving yards for six touchdowns in nine games for Dallas after being traded from Oakland last October.last_img read more

first_imgThe countdown has now well and truly begun to this years Strabane Lifford Half Marathon and 5K family fun run and walk which takes place this Sunday.After a hugely successful inaugural event held last year, organisers are expecting upwards of 1,000 participants to take to the streets of the border towns, the only such cross border race of its kind in the region.The 5K event will precede the main Half Marathon race, with the 5K starting at 11am and the big race starting at 12pm. In many respects, this event is also a race of the bridges, with the event traversing the three bridges over the Mourne and Foyle rivers as it weaves its way from Strabane into Lifford and Ballindrait before returning along the canal into Ballymagorry and finishing up again in Strabane. Last years event attracted much favourable comment from participants, and while the atmosphere, organisation, and support received considerable praise, the fast, flat nature of the course also helped many to lifetime bests over the distance. The event is also unique to the North West, with the race the only such event taking place on both sides of the border.The cross border and cross community nature of the event is also symbolised through this years specially designed medal keenly sought after both by Half Marathon and 5K participants. The medal depicts the ‘Let the Dance Begin’ sculptures which now stand tall at the old Camels Hump checkpoint crossing and which now symbolise peace, reconciliation and community regeneration.The partnership approach to the event sees the newly formed Derry City and Strabane District Council join forces with Lifford Athletic Club to plan and organise the event and where a top quality race can be expected again this year.This race is ideally positioned in the race calendar and will serve as perfect preparation for anyone planning to run the Walled City Marathon at the end of May. While the Half Marathon is the main focus of the event, the 5K run and walk is also expected to attract huge numbers of runners, joggers and walkers over the shorter distance. At only €20 for the Half Marathon and €6 for the 5K, technical t-shirts, specially designed medals, chip timing, pacers, a €3,500 prize fund and much more, this represents one of the best value events around.On Line registration is available on the Athletics Ireland and Athletics NI web sites with postal entry also available. Further information is available on the Strabane Lifford Half Marathon Facebook page or contact Aiden Lynch at Strabane District Council on 048 71 382204 or Brendan O’Donnell on 086 6007847.MORE THAN 1,000 RUNNERS AND WALKERS EXPECTED FOR LIFFORD/STRABANE HALF-MARATHON was last modified: April 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalhalf marathonLifford/Strabanelast_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here comes the heavy-lifting portion of the 49ers’ schedule, all due respect to the second 8-0 start in franchise history.All three games this month are at Levi’s Stadium – “Homember” – against the Seattle Seahawks (7-2), the Arizona Cardinals (3-5-1) and the Green Bay Packers (7-2). Then comes a 10-day trip to the Baltimore Ravens (6-2) and New Orleans Saints (7-1), with an anticipated layover in Florida. The closing hat trick: vs. the Atlanta Falcons (1-7), vs. Los Angeles …last_img read more

first_imgFDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… How to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Related Posts Looking at the ADHD treatment landscape, it can be easy to feel frustrated. Medication may be the typical ADHD treatment strategy, but ADHD medications treat the symptoms, not the root causes, of ADHD. Moreover, research shows that while ADHD medications offer a short-term academic boost, their long-term benefit is basically zero. Plus, most pharmaceutical approaches to ADHD treatment can cause side effects ranging from insomnia to heart palpitations. ADHD Treatment AlternativesBefore defaulting to medication as an ADHD treatment for you or your children, talk to your doctor. Decide together whether any of the following non-pharmaceutical treatments might work:1. Curricula that addresses ADHD’s causesTwo individuals with the same ADHD symptoms might be struggling with the disorder for different reasons. For one, it could be an issue with processing auditory information. For another, it might be cognitive processing challenges. A third might simply be overly sensitive to light and sound. All three people may appear to have the same issues, but each has unique strengths and challenges stemming from separate causes.Programs that work to address sensory-motor integration and cognitive processing speed have been shown to be particularly effective for ADHD treatment. Axiom Learning, an education service founded by Harvard University alumni, uses gamified exercises as part of its LEAP 3.0 program to accelerate cognitive processing and improve sensory-motor integration. Because it’s a cause-oriented ADHD treatment, many sufferers find they no longer have the condition at the program’s end.2. Executive function coachingDo you have trouble starting tasks or remembering important information? Is time management your Achilles’ heel? If so, your executive functioning skills might need some attention. Think of executive functioning skills as your brain’s CEO: Without an effective leader, you’ll struggle with self-management, learning, and decision-making tasks. Just like CEOs hire coaches to hone their leadership skills, ADHD sufferers benefit from consistent and targeted practice to strengthen their executive functioning skills. Learning Efficiency’s Executive Functioning program addresses executive functioning challenges, like time management and organization, as well as underlying processing issues such as working memory and attention. With targeted coaching and improved organizational skills, everything becomes easier to manage. 3. DietWithout adequate ADHD treatment, you may notice your symptoms are worse at certain times of day than others, such as when blood-sugar levels spike or drop. Nutritional interventions can mitigate many symptoms associated with ADHD, such as hyperactivity, poor concentration, impulsivity, and oppositional behavior. Research shows that an elimination diet — which cuts out sugar, gluten, dairy, eggs, certain meats, and food dyes — improved symptoms in 70 percent of children with ADHD. Whether part of a broader ADHD treatment plan or not, maintaining a healthy diet is critical. Get plenty of protein, replace simple carbohydrates with more complex ones, and eat more omega-3 fatty acids. Also known as the mediterranean diet, this combination is not only associated with better health outcomes, but also a lower prevalence of ADHD. 4. Cognitive behavior therapyAlthough children and adults with ADHD experience emotions similar to those of their peers, they have more difficulty in recognizing, responding to, and managing their emotions. Something as small as a snide comment by a friend might make them feel incapable or anxious. In their moment of stress, they might snap at a peer for something unrelated. And all it takes is a couple instances of this behavior to start a pattern — something an ADHD treatment plan can address.Although discussing destructive thoughts and behaviors might not seem like an ADHD treatment, CBT has a lot of evidence behind it. A study on adolescent ADHD treatment published in Focus, a psychiatry journal, found that CBT can significantly improve self-efficacy and daily functioning abilities in teens with comorbid anxiety or depression diagnoses. 5. Competitive sportsNumerous studies have shown exercise is one of the best natural treatments for ADHD. In both children and adults with ADHD, researchers at the Journal of Neural Transmission found that exercise improved cognitive, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning. Although both resistance and endurance exercises were effective, researchers noted cardio exercise was the better ADHD treatment for executive functioning and sensorimotor development. While the benefits of individual exercise are clear, group exercise may be an even more effective ADHD treatment. Dr. Danielle Fisher at Providence Saint John’s Health Center argues that in addition to helping individuals with ADHD learn discipline and sensorimotor skills, team sports help them learn social skills. That added benefit may be a key reason that, contrary to Ohio State University researchers’ expectations, people with ADHD participate in team sports at twice the rate of their peers. 6. Mindfulness MeditationMindfulness meditation doesn’t just feel good; it’s also an effective ADHD treatment. Mind-body therapies — including meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi — were found by a meta study published in Children to be effective pediatric ADHD treatments for symptoms ranging from anxiety to hyperactivity to emotional dysfunction. Perhaps the best part of meditative ADHD treatment is that it can be practiced anywhere. Although it can be tough to predict when symptoms will flare, set aside time after events, like tests or presentations, that you expect to be overstimulating. Simply listening to yourself breathe or watching traffic for five minutes is a great way to still your mind. Medication may be the standard ADHD treatment strategy, but it’s not the only one. When evaluating each ADHD treatment option, consider whether it can address the disorder’s underlying causes. Pills may provide temporary relief from symptoms, but they’re not the miracle ADHD treatment they’re often promoted as. Tags:#ADHD#ADHD treatment#attention deficit#attention deficit disorder#cognitive disorder#executive functioning#mental processing New Wave of Online Education: Helping Quiet Chi… Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at last_img read more

first_imgLearn how to light your shot quickly and cheaply without overexposing your incandescent practical light. Let’s have a look at a basic setup to better understand the technique.All images via David GoodmanPractical lights are visible lights in your shot that can also provide much-needed illumination while motivating the way you light your scene. Lighting your scene with practical lights can be crucial when shooting a documentary or when working quickly. The problem is that practical lights have a tendency to overexpose if you keep them in your shot.When a practical light is overexposed, which should be obvious from the shot above, one workaround is to reframe your shot and use the illumination of the practical light while keeping the actual light out of your shot. But what if you want to keep the practical light in your shot? After all, that’s what makes the light a practical light.The trick is to put your practical incandescent light on a dimmer and control the brightness. You can then motivate the lighting of the scene and actually supplement the practical lights with the more professional movie lights of your choice. This demonstration was shot with the affordable two-light Lowell GO Pro-Visions Kit.Let’s go through the steps of carrying the lamp.1. Expose for PracticalsBy exposing for your practical lights, and cutting the overexposure, the rest of your image goes black. To correct for this, use your practical light as a guide. In this case, the main practical light is the lamp on the table.2. Set Your Front LightBy placing a Lowell light behind the practical light, you can carry the lamp and provide sufficient illumination to give yourself an exposure.3. Set Your BacklightOnce the front light is set, it’s time to think about the background of your shot. In this setup, there is already another practical lamp in the background but it doesn’t provide enough illumination to be of much use. Using the background lamp as a guide, you can motivate a backlight for the subject and the background.4. Front and Backlight CombinedCombined, and with the strategic placement of a background Beagle, the lighting effect produces a shot with more depth and visual interest.5. Alter Lighting Intensity With DimmerThe problem is that after adjusting exposure a bit for the front and backlight, the practical lamp in front is still overly bright. This is where the dimmer becomes useful. Using a very inexpensive dimmer, you can lower the intensity of your practical light and still keep the illumination of the Lowell light.Final ResultsThe behind-the-scenes lighting setup is quite basic and sets the lights in a diagonal line across from one another. As you can see, the light placement allows you to motivate lighting with the position of the practical lights, while also maintaining control of the way your practical lights are exposed.Carrying the lamp is a quick and easy lighting method that can be achieved with minimal means. It’s a good trick for any cinematographer to have up their sleeve.Have any experience with this technique? Share your behind-the-scenes knowledge in the comments below!last_img read more

first_imgRead Next Mary Anne Esguerra added 13 points while Necole Ebuen and Reginal Arocha chipped in nine each.Arellano coach Obet Javier said the Lady Chiefs’ experience in the Reinforced and Open Conferences of the league organized by Sports Vision is starting to bear fruit.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 shutout“I told them to use their PVL experience and help motivate their younger teammates,” said Javier.Earlier, La Salle and UST hurdled their respective rivals in the men’s side of the season-ending conference. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe battle between current and past NCAA champions turned one-sided in favor of Arellano, which plastered St. Benilde, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, Saturday at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jovielyn Prado led the Lady Chiefs with 14 points in the rematch between semifinalists of last NCAA season’s tournament.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: LeBron James rocks Manila for third time View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ LATEST STORIES The Green Spikers fought back from a set down to turn back the St. Benilde Blazers, 25-27, 26-24, 25-23, 25-22, while the Tigers dominated the UP Maroons, 25-17, 25-22, 25-15.Meanwhile, junior volleyball gets a big shot in the arm as the UAAP and Sports Vision joined hands for the tournament that starts Sept. 9.Unlike in previous seasons where the UAAP juniors competitions are held at school gyms, the girls’ and boys’ tournament will now be played at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.“In our continuing effort to develop the sport, particularly our young players, we will provide them good playing conditions which will help raise the level of competition,” said Sports Vision president Moying Martelino.The matches will be played in between the men’s and women’s games of the Collegiate Conference every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesseslast_img read more

first_imgBlack Panther x Dame 5.MANILA, Philippines—At some point in our lives, we all wanted to be like our favorite superheroes.Whether it’s to build a technologically-advanced suit like Iron Man, own an indestructible shield like Captain America or have supernatural powers like Captain Marvel, we wish we had it even if it’s fictional.ADVERTISEMENT The collection includes an Iron Man-inspired Harden Vol. 3, a N3XT L3V3L silhouette with Captain America colors, a Black Panther colorway of the Dame 5, a Nick Fury take on the TMAC 1 and a Captain Marvel x adidas Pro Vision “ACE” which was unveiled by WNBA star Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks.Iron Man x Harden Vol. 3Only the N3XT L3V3L and the Dame 5 will hit Philippine shelves.Captain America x N3XT L3V3L.The release comes on the same day the biggest blockbuster of the year Avengers: Endgame hits PH theaters on April 24.Nick Fury x TMAC 1.Captain Marvel x Pro Vision.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Avengers’ honored with handprint ceremony in Hollywood PLAY LIST 02:39’Avengers’ honored with handprint ceremony in Hollywood01:35Filipino Marvel fans react to ‘Avengers: Endgame’: ‘It has a lot of heart’04:10’Avengers: Endgame’ cast bids farewell to the series02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ajax stuns Ronaldo, Juventus to reach Champions League semi Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Adidas Basketball, though, has taken our fandom to a whole new level as it joined forces with Marvel to create a limited edition “Heroes Among Us” footwear collection inspired by our beloved superheroes.Hoop stars, who possess out of this world athleticism, accuracy and grace, are the closest that we could get to seeing real-life superheroes in sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd like superheroes, these athletes have alter-egos too and each has their own unique skill as they carry their respective teams, cities and communities on their shoulders.The “Heroes Among Us” line features new sneaker designs which will release on select Philippine stores April 24. LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMahindra & Mahindra Ltd. launched the CNG variant of its popular mini-truck Jeeto in India; priced at Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Mahindra Jeeto CNG variant aims to promote eco-friendly last mile transportation of goods and has been developed to cater to the evolving business needs of the transporters. The CNG Variant of the Jeeto will be available on the top end model of Jeeto X716.ALSO READ:Mahindra Thar Club Challenge 2016 turns out to be a hitPravin Shah, President & Chief Executive, (Automotive) Mahindra & Mahindra. said, “With the launch of Jeeto CNG, Mahindra has taken yet another step towards promoting sustainable mobility solutions. With best in class payload, higher mileage, longer deck size & attractive pricing, Jeeto CNG offers excellent value proposition for its customers and is a perfect CNG mini truck for their business needs.”Engine:The Jeeto CNG is powered by an advanced engine that delivers power of 16 hp and torque of 38 Nm. Jeeto has the advantage of the best in class payload, higher deck size compared to competition, superior mileage, lower maintenance, and the promise of higher earning potential, making Jeeto the perfect vehicle for business needs.ALSO READ:Mahindra to introduce JAWA Motorcycles in India; acquires BSA MotorcyclesPerformance:Jeeto has been designed for refined performance and delivers fuel efficiency of up to 37.6 km/l, which is the best in this segment.Design:Jeeto CNG sports a stylish and contemporary exterior with an impressive characteristic front grille that lends it a distinguished look. Also, bringing in a touch of exclusivity are the dual tone interiors and a contemporary dashboard.advertisementALSO READ:Mahindra e2oPlus First Drive ReviewFeatures:Jeeto CNG has many car like features – such as a large cabin space with better headroom and legroom. The better ergonomics and car like gear-shift quality further enhance the Jeeto CNG’s driving pleasure. The cabin of Jeeto has been designed to provide better safety to the driver and co-driver with (ELR) seat belt systems, head restraints and bucket seat.last_img read more

first_imgItaly coach Mancini delighted to have booked place at Euro 2020by Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveItaly coach Roberto Mancini is delighted to have booked their place at Euro 2020.Mancini praised Italy for showing “patience” to beat Greece 2-0.The Azzurri have won all seven games in Group J and qualified for Euro 2020 with three matches to spare, something the Nazionale have never previously achieved.Jorginho converted a penalty and Federico Bernardeschi’s shot was deflected to secure the victory.Mancini said, “The lads did really well. First of all, I want to thank the fans at the Olimpico for coming out and supporting us, even if the first half when we were a bit tense, perhaps nervous at being back in Rome.“We wanted to dedicate the win to the kids at the children’s hospital,” the Coach told Rai Sport, referring to this week’s team visit.Greece put up a brick wall for an hour, but were eventually broken down by a penalty.“We’ll meet teams who sit back and defend. We were too frenetic in the first half, but should’ve patiently moved the ball around to open up spaces. Instead, we started long balls and that’s no good.“It was a much more relaxed second half, we kept focused and achieved our objective.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more