Better late than never, Yahoo! criticises repression of Internet users in China

first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ————————————– Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more June 11, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Better late than never, Yahoo! criticises repression of Internet users in China News News June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders hailed Yahoo! Inc’s belated recognition of the dramatic consequences of its cooperation with the Chinese police after the US corporation today sent some news organisations in Hong Kong a short statement criticising the Chinese government’s repressive policies.”Those in charge of Yahoo! must now, as a matter of urgency, intercede with the Chinese authorities to obtain the release of Shi Tao and Wang Xiaoning, and other people who have been imprisoned because of what it did,” the press freedom organisation said.The California-based company said in its statement, “Yahoo! is dismayed that citizens in China have been imprisoned for expressing their political views on the Internet.” It reiterated its position that it was obliged to comply with China’s laws, but it added that it condemned “punishment of any activity internationally recognised as free expression.”The statement was issued after journalist Shi Tao’s family announced that it was filing a complaint against Yahoo! in the United States for providing the Chinese police with information that helped to convict and imprison him. His mother said she would fight to the end to prove her son’s innocence.On 29 May, the family’s lawsuit was added to the one already filed before a Californian court by the family of dissident Wang Xiaoning, who has been held since 2003 and who, like Shi, was convicted on the basis of information supplied by Yahoo!.US companies would be banned from cooperating with repressive regimes under a proposed Global Online Freedom Act which representative Christopher Smith resubmitted to the US congress in January. News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on China Newslast_img read more

Limerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and sound

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick family’s joy as Darcy found safe and soundBy Editor – June 10, 2013 753 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Sadia Coptu and her brother Adeel with Darcy.A VERY special four-legged friend has been reunited with the Limerick family whose lives have been changed by his arrival in their home.Darcy, a two-year old black labrador who is an Autism assistance dog, went missing last week and was the focus of a huge search campaign to get him back to his heartbroken owner, nine-year old Sadia Coptu.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mallow-based charity Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland launched a social media campaign to locate him.Clare dog warden and ISPCA welfare officer, Frankie Coote rescued the dog from a derelict building, where he had gotten in but could not  get out again.“Everyone was involved – taxi drivers, gardai, the public. I kept my phone on all night. I would always try very hard to find any dog that is reported missing but everyone helped and pushed even harder because this dog was owned by a child with special needs”.Darcy went missing in Ennis last week when the family stopped at a garage for a coffee. “There was a very loud noise and he just bolted. He was on the lead but got such a fright he just took off,” Frankie explained.Sadia’s mother, Miriam said the Dooradoyle family were delighted that Darcy had been found safe.“The changes that we have seen with Sadia since the dog arrived have been very important for us. Before, going to the beach or just going for a walk was hell because Sadia has no sense of danger – she would just run off or run on to the road. Now she sticks closely to the dog.“She has become very attached to him. We give Darcy commands and she follows him. It means we can do things as a family”, Miriam said. First Irish death from Coronavirus Email WhatsApp Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleA tasty Limerick dish for Celebrity MasterchefNext articleFoul play ruled out after grandmother’s body found Editor center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended TAGSautism assistance dogDarcyfeaturedFrankie Cootefull-imageSadia Coptu Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Chroma Technology listed on the 2009 Inc. 5000 with three-year sales growth of 25%

first_imgChroma Technology Corp,Inc. magazine today ranked Chroma Technology No. 4615 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. According to Inc.the list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy America s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate, said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. That s why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year.In response to this designation, Chroma President Paul Millman said, It s really great when employee-owned companies achieve status in the world of traditional businesses. Last year Vermont s King Arthur Flour was recognized and this year, in addition to Chroma, our friends at employee-owned Namaste Solar rose to position 56.The 2009 Inc. 5000, unveiled today on Inc.com, serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding, making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com.About Inc. MagazineFounded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit them online at www.inc.com(link is external).About Chroma TechnologyFounded in 1991 and 100% employee-owned, Chroma Technology Corp manufactures precision optical filters and components for the life sciences.  A member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, Chroma has also been recognized by Worldblu List of Most Democractic Workplaces 2009. Learn more about Chroma at www.chroma.com(link is external).Source: Chroma. NEW YORK, August 12, 2009last_img read more

McGuigan: Frampton is on the brink

first_img Frampton will appear on Frank Warren’s ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ bill at Wembley Arena on July 20 after leaving Matchroom, ending a stream of defections who have moved in the opposite direction in recent times. After the highly-rated 26-year-old has fought at Wembley, his next three outings will be staged in his home town of Belfast. It is hoped the third or fourth of those will be for a world title. “Frank made a fantastic offer and we are going to be made a priority on the channel BoxNation. We’re thrilled about that,” McGuigan said. Barry McGuigan insists Northern Ireland’s European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton is destined for stardom. Press Associationcenter_img “He’s highly ranked by all the governing bodies. This kid is on the cusp of big things and is a huge draw.” Matchroom issued a statement in which promoter Eddie Hearn outlined a “potential conflict of interest” in the desire of McGuigan to be Frampton’s joint promoter as well as manager, hence the decision to sever ties. “I’m really excited by the move. It’s a great opportunity and they’ve said I’ll be a priority. It’s up to me to keep winning and doing what I’m doing,” Frampton said. last_img read more