RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali Follow the news on Mali Photos (Alou Sissoko) :The speakers, from left to right :M. Moussa Makan Camara, Representative of the OIF M. Sidiki N’Fa Konaté, Communication Minister and Spokesman for the government Madame Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Prime Minister M. Abdoulaye Sidibé, President of the National Committee of equal access to state media M. Abdoulaye Sall, Minister in charge of Relations with Institutions Receive email alerts MaliAfrica Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more MaliAfrica More than 60 Malian journalists who cover politics for state and privately-owned media are attending a two-day seminar on “Media Coverage of Mali’s Next Elections and French-Language Reporting” that began today in Bamako.Inaugurated by Prime Minister Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, the seminar aims to promote pluralist, responsible and professional coverage of the presidential and parliamentary elections and constitutional referendum that are due to take place in Mali in 2012.Based on the Handbook for Journalists during Elections (in French), which was produced jointly by the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) and Reporters Without Borders, the seminar will enable the participating newspaper, radio and TV journalists to benefit from experiences and practices in other French-speaking countries. Government spokesman and communication minister Sidiki N’Fa Konaté is due to close the seminar.It will be immediately followed by a second two-day seminar on 1-2 February for journalists, political parties and entities involved in election organization on “The Need for Joint Regulation of the Media during Elections.”The two back-to-back seminars are being organized by the OIF and the National Committee for Equal Access to Mali’s State Media (CNEAME) under the 2012-2013 Road Map of the Network of Francophone Media Regulators (REFRAM).As part of the first seminar, Ambroise Pierre, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa Desk, is today hosting a debate on “The Rules Applying to Journalists in Normal Times and during Elections.”Contact: Hervé Barraquand “Media Freedom and Media Pluralism” programme specialist International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF)Email: [email protected] Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. News May 5, 2021 Find out more News to go further French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali News RSF_en May 17, 2021 Find out more News Organisation January 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Promoting professional media coverage of this year’s elections in Mali
Read Full Story A higher percentage of nanoparticles pass from the lungs to the blood in immature rats than in adult rats, according to a new study led by researchers at the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is the first known experimental demonstration of leakier lung tissues allowing more nanoparticles to cross the air-blood barrier early in lung development compared to fully developed adult lungs, and could have important implications for the health of infants and young children.These tiny particles — less than 100 nanometers (billionths of a meter) — are released into the air in a variety of ways, including by car exhaust and by use of consumer products such as printer inks and household cleaning sprays. Nanoparticles’ size may allow them to penetrate biological barriers, which could trigger adverse health effects.“We do not know whether the lungs of human babies are more permeable to inhaled nanoparticles than adult ones. It is essential to ask and answer the question experimentally in animal models that share important developmental features in their biology with that of humans,” said lead author Akira Tsuda, principal research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health. “We believe that our study is a significant step in the field of nanoparticle research.”The findings were published online Aug. 9, 2019 in ACS Nano.
Statewide—Indiana reported its fourth flu death of the season in the 50th week of the year. All four deaths have involved people older than 65. The state report did not indicate where the deaths were reported in Indiana.Flu activity is still reported as “widespread” in Indiana according to the report. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has already killed 1,800 people since the official season began in late September. It’s sickened at least 3.7 million others and sent 32,000 to a hospital.Not only has flu season struck faster and earlier than usual, but it’s also brought an odd mix of viruses. Influenza B, which normally hits kids harder than adults and typically shows up later in the season has been seen in 60 percent of the specimens collected at public health labs.The CDC does not expect new cases to slow down any time soon and says it’s not too late to get a flu shot.
JOHNSTON — Governor Kim Reynolds announced her selection of the next leader of the Iowa National Guard at a news conference Tuesday at Guard Headquarters in Johnston.“Today I am pleased to announced the appointment of Major General Ben Corell as Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard,” Reynolds says. General Correll is an Iowa native who will fill the spot left open by the retirement of General Tim Orr.“General Correll is a native of Manchester, Iowa and a grew up in Strawbery Point,” Reynolds says. “General Correll brings a wealth of command experience, a lifetime of commitment to the guard, and the highest level of integrity to this critical role.”Corell recently returned from a deployment to Kuwait where he commanded the 34th Infantry Division “Red Bulls” in support of Operation Spartan Shield. “I am humbled, I am honored by your appointment to server as the 27th Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard. I assure you I am well prepared to lead the Army and Air National Guard forces of our state,”: Correll says. “I will ensure that our soldiers and airmen are always ready to meet federal mission requirements when we are called upon. In addition, I will ensure that we are trained and prepared to respond to the needs of our fellow Iowans when called to assist in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.”New Adjutant General Ben Corell.Correll has commanded at every level of the Iowa National Guard, most recently that command of the 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division from September 2017 to August 2019. He previously served as the deputy commanding general-maneuver for the division, and from June 2016 to September 2017, Corell served on active duty as the deputy commander, NATO Multinational Division Southeast, in Bucharest, Romania. He has been deployed overseas six times since 2000.“I know that I have been given the privilege to lead some of the best soldiers and airmen our country has to offer. I know because I have served alongside them,” according to Correll. “I’ve led them in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I’ve served with our young Iowa men and women representing our nation in many places around the world — and around our state in times of floods, tornadoes and snowstorms.”Correll got emotional as he thanked his wife Beth for supporting him during his time in the Iowa Guard. Two of sons Wade and Tyler attended the announcement, while a third son, Travis could not be at the ceremony. All three are soldiers in the Iowa Guard.Correll has one key as he takes over. “Readiness is the focus. I understand when I say readiness that it is a broad category. It is training, it’s recruiting and retention. It’s bringing Iowans from all walks of life to be a member of the Iowa National Guard in some capacity. That’s my focus,” he says. “I don’t think that has change from the previous adjutant general and probably the one before that.”He says the requirements for soldiers have changed dramatically for the Iowa National Guard since he entered the organization during the cold war era. Correll says that has made a difference in recruiting new soldiers. “I think it is more challenging because of the demands. When it’s not just the one weekend a month, and two weeks a year. There’s education requirements that go with that — it’s the professionalism of the organization — it puts more demands on our individual members. Especially traditional members who have a full-time job somewhere else in the community.”General Correll says he can addresses the issue with leadership. “Yes, it’s more of a challenge. But I think we’ve got to communicate — but I think the understanding today is a little bit different than when I enlisted as well, just by the use of the served components today,” Correll says.Corell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Upper Iowa University and received a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Corell’s many military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with two service stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (with two service stars), NATO Medal (ISAF), Multinational Force and Observers Medal among many others.
An eight-strong mixed team of talented youngsters will represent England Golf in an under-16 international against their age group rivals from Spain at the Spanish National Golf Centre in Madrid on 24th and 25th May.This meeting of the two nations in this age group replaces a similar match which is usually scheduled as a curtain-raiser to the North of England under 16 Championship.The match will give most of the four boys and four girls their first taste of international action outside of Britain.The girls selected are:Mollie Lawrence, 16, (Rochester & Cobham Park, Kent) represented England in the 2014 Scottish U16 championship where she tied seventh, and in the Irish U18 girls’ championship. She was a member of the Kent women’s team which competed at the 2013 English County Finals. Mollie (pictured, image copyright Leaderboard Photography) trains with the England Golf Regional U16 South East Squad.Martha Lewis, 14, (St George’s Hill, Surrey) tied fifth in the Scottish U16 championship, having warmed up for the season with a successful trip to the USA where she was third in her age group in the Junior Honda Classic. She was both runner-up and England’s leading player at last year’s English girls’ open U13 championship. She is a member of the England Golf U16 South squad.Natasha Slater, 14, (Furness, Cumbria) was third in the girls’ event at this season’s Fairhaven Trophies, following a top ten finish in the Scottish U16 open stroke play championship. She is a member of the England Golf U16 North squad.Billie-Jo Smith, 14, (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) represented England in this season’s Scottish U16 championship, where she tied fifth. She was 10th in the English U15 championship last year and tied 11th in the St Andrews junior ladies’ open. She trains with the England Golf U16 East Midlands squad.The four boys are:Toby Briggs, 14, (Dunston Hall, Norfolk) plays for the Norfolk first team and is the son of Peter Briggs, a professional and Director of Golf at Dunston Hall. In 2013, Toby finished 11th in the Nationals Schools U16 Championship at Bolton Old Links and he recently shared 13th place in the Fairhaven Trophy. He is a member of the England Golf U16 East of England squad.Oliver Clarke, 15, (Formby, Lancashire) is a member of the Lancashire boys team. In 2013, he finished tied fourth in the Lancashire Championship at Hillside and was runner-up in the county’s Boys Championship at Ashton & Lea. He was also fourth in the England Golf North Group Boys Qualifying and joint third in the Faldo Series North Boys. In the recent McEvoy Trophy he was tied 16th.Nathan Longley, 15, (Worthing, Sussex) finished fifth in last year’s Scottish U16 Championship at Portleven, ending on level par. He was a member of the Worthing team that won the Sussex County’s Andy Beer Trophy recently while he finished equal sixth in the Faldo Series North Boys at Moortown. He is a member of the South East U16 squad.Arrun Singh-Brar, 15, (Foxhills, Surrey) has been capped by England at under 16 level for the past two years. Last year, he finished runner-up in the Douglas Johns Trophy and the Italian U16 Championship but went one better by winning the North of England U16 title at Heswall. Singh-Brar (pictured, image copyright Leaderboard Photography) is a member of the 2014 England Boys squad. 14 May 2014 Spanish test for young England squad
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is one of a number of players on Chelsea’s wish list as they plan a summer spending spree, according to the Daily Mirror.Tiote has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge before, as has Tottenham’s Luka Modric, who is also said to still be on the Blues’ radar along with Lille’s Eden Hazard.Tipped to axe Di Matteo – and then spend big.Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, Napoli’s Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid are the strikers apparently being targeted.The Daily Star suggest that Roberto Di Matteo will not be given the manager’s job at Chelsea and will be axed by club owner Roman Abramovich this week.It is claimed the Russian believes Chelsea won the Champions League primarily because of good fortune.A source close to Abramovich is quoted as saying: “Roman thinks Di Matteo has been very, very lucky and that he made a lot of mistakes in the games he’s been in charge, with his tactics and selections.“The statistics in the two games against Barcelona and the show just how lucky Di Matteo was. Roman has to decide this week and he will not care what the public thinks.“Roman did not become a billionaire worrying about public opinion – he only cares about what is right for the club.”Several papers report that Didier Drogba is leaving Chelsea. The Sun say the striker sobbed as he told his team-mates he had played his last match for the club.The Daily Mail report that Falcao is top of Chelsea’s list of possible replacements for Drogba.Meanwhile, QPR will make a £5m bid for Wigan star Victor Moses, according to the Mirror.It is claimed that Rangers believe they need to move quickly because Wigan boss Roberto Martinez would look to take Moses to Liverpool if he gets the manager’s job at Anfield.The Daily Telegraph report Rangers’ plan to make Aston Villa an offer for goalkeeper Shay Given and say Rangers are also interested in West Ham’s Robert Green.Related West London Sport story: Hughes to make Villa an offer for GivenThe Mail say German club Wolfsburg, previously linked with QPR’s Adel Taarabt, have revived their interest and hope to sign the Moroccan for £4.5m.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. A dry well is a type of hole in the ground designed to accept rainwater. If the dry well is designed properly, it can hold a volume of water for a while, and allow the water to slowly soak into the surrounding soil.A dry well can be a simple system with a small capacity, or it can be an engineered system designed to handle large inflows of stormwater. Most residential systems are fairly simple, and don’t cost much to install. In this article, we’ll look at all the options.It’s fairly common for a dry well to receive rainwater collected from roof gutters. If that’s the type of system you are thinking of installing, the bottom of the gutter downspout is connected to a solid (unperforated) 4-inch PVC drainpipe. Alternatively, the downspout can lead to a small plastic catch basin, and the water from the catch basin can lead to the dry well.A dry well can also accept the discharge from a basement sump pump.If you have a way to collect storm water that flows off of an impermeable surface on your property — for example, a driveway — you may want to direct that water to a dry well.In some communities, it may even be legal (and desirable) to send water from your washing machine to a dry well. My advice: don’t hook up washing machine water to a dry well without first contacting your local code authority to see if this approach is legal in your jurisdiction.Needless to say, you don’t want to locate your dry well near your foundation (since a dry well discharges water, and everyone wants a dry foundation). At a bare minimum, your dry well needs to be located 10 feet from your foundation. Farther is… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea whizkid Hudson-Odoi: I thought my career was overby Freddie Taylor18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea whizkid Callum Hudson-Odoi feared he’d never play football again after a serious injury to his achilles.The 18-year-old winger has been flying recently after his return from the injury sustained in April.He said: “I wondered if I would be able to play again; that was my first thought. I knew I’d done something really serious so I was really concerned.”But my family kept me confident that I’d be back to how I was.”There were days when I would go into training and I would be sad or disappointed because I could see the boys outside training and you just want to be out there with them.”So I had the dark days but at the same time I had positive days as well.”He added: “When it came, it was more anger for me because everything was going as I wanted it to go.”I was playing games, I’d got called to the national team – everything was going perfectly.”There were big games coming up. But I knew when I came back I’d be stronger than I was before.”