Reporters Without Borders condemns a decision by the Chinese authorities to place a journalist known by the name of Naranbilig under house arrest for a year after holding him for 20 days in Inner Mongolia. It also condemns the 3 May arrest of writer Zhou Yuanzhi, who may now be charged with “inciting subversion of state authority” as many other Chinese intellectuals and dissidents have already.“With just three months left to the Beijing Olympic Games, the authorities continue to jail people who express independent or critical views in different parts of the country,” the press freedom organisation said. “Whether it is a Mongol journalist or a writer in Hubei province, they are silenced with the same determination. Far from view, the repression continues as the games draw near.”Naranbilig, an independent journalist and human rights activist of Mongol origin, was arrested on 23 March at his home in Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. His family was not informed of his arrest until he was released on bail of 1,850 euros and placed under house arrest for one year beginning on 12 April. The police searched his home, confiscating his computer and many personal documents.The author of dozens of books and essays about the Mongol minority, Naranbilig edited a monthly magazine called Golonte (“Family Hearth”) that was banned in 2006 after only five issues. An ambassador of Mongol culture and traditions, he represented the Southern Mongolian nomad community in the World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous People (WAMIP).According to the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre (SMHRIC), he was arrested in an attempt to suppress the issue of minorities in Inner Mongolia, as has already been done in Xinjiang, in the north, and Tibet, in the west. Inner Mongolia’s leading political prisoner, the Mongol journalist Hada, has been detained since 1995 and is serving a 15-year sentence for “separatism” and “spying.” His family recently complained about the appalling conditions in which he is being held and the deterioration in his health.A writer and journalist aged 47, Zhou was arrested with his wife on 3 May in Zhongxiang, in the central province of Hubei, by the city’s State Security Bureau. According to the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, a writers’ association, he has not been seen since his arrest. His wife was released and placed under house arrest. It is impossible to reach their house by telephone.Zhou was expelled from the Communist Party in 1992 after writing an article for a Voice of America publication. The authorities have often criticised him for raising social problems and government corruption in the hundreds of articles he has written. The Zhongxiang police say they have lots of evidence that would allow them to prosecute him on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority.” May 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Repression of journalists continues with two more arrests April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en News March 12, 2021 Find out more
D-Keine/iStock(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — The sheriff’s office in North Carolina’s Robeson County fired an investigator following an internal probe into overlooked evidence that might have saved the life of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, who was abducted, sexually assaulted and killed in November.Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins, Jr. announced in a press release Thursday that he had terminated investigator Darryl McPhatter based on findings from the probe. McPhatter had previously been suspended after preliminary findings.Major Anthony Thompson, who was also suspended, resigned from his post with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 9. He served in law enforcement for more than 34 years, according to Wilkins.“The dedicated men and women of the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office are proud public servants. My expectations of them are to serve the public with the utmost respect and to the best of their ability as trained law enforcement professionals,” the sheriff said in a statement Thursday.Aguilar was kidnapped outside her family’s home in Lumberton just before dawn on Nov. 5. Three weeks later, her body was found in a lake some 10 miles away.Michael Ray McLellan, 34, was arrested on Dec. 8 and faces 10 felonies relating to Aguilar’s killing: first-degree murder, first-degree forcible rape, statutory rape, first-degree sexual offense, statutory sexual offense, first-degree kidnapping, larceny, restraint, abduction of a child and concealment of death, according to a press release from the FBI.The following week, Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt revealed that the sheriff’s office had DNA evidence linking McLellan as a possible suspect in a 2016 rape, but investigators never followed up.An email including that information was sent to the sheriff’s office in 2017, copying the district attorney’s office, according to Britt.At that point, Britt said that information should have given the sheriff’s office probable cause to seek a search warrant, obtain a DNA sample from McLellan and compare that sample to the 2016 rape kit.“I don’t know what happened, if it got lost at the sheriff’s department, if it got buried on somebody’s desk, if it got placed in records division there and just vanished,” Britt told reporters on Dec. 12. “In all likelihood, had this gone forward and we established a case against him at that time, Hania would not have died. And for that, I can’t tell you how much that hurts, I can’t tell you how sorry I am.”The Thursday press release did not say McPhatter was fired in connection to Aguilar’s case. But the sheriff confirmed to ABC’s Durham station WTVD that McPhatter was being investigated in relation to overlooked DNA in a 2016 rape case that might have put Aguilar’s killer behind bars before he had a chance to harm her.“It angers me and I’ve got to deal with it,” Wilkins told WTVD in a recent interview. “To know that that happened, to know the reports didn’t follow the proper channels, that further investigation wasn’t done, interviews weren’t done properly — I have a major issue with that.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tags: Cazenoviagirls hockey Back in November, Cazenovia High School freshman Briana Rockwood joined 21 others from several area high schools to start a new season with the girls hockey team that is centered in Clinton.Now Rockwood is a state champion.Completing a 13-2-3 campaign, the Clinton Warriors, already the Section III champions, went to Lake Placid on the weekend of Feb. 8-9 and added the state title. Prior to 2019-20, Clinton had never won even a sectional championship in its brief history, with area girls hockey mostly dominated by Skaneateles.But with the Lakers having graduated several stars from its 2018-19 state finalist squad, Clinton had an opportunity to move up, and helped by Rockwood, who played forward, the Warriors didn’t squander that chance.First, though, Clinton had to endure a 2-2-1 start that included losses to Beekmantown and Ithaca, though impressive shutouts over Oswego (5-0) and Alexandria Bay (3-0) hinted at the team’s quality. Of the Warriors’ next six games, three of them ended in ties, but amid that run included a first match-up with Sknaeateles on Jan. 6 at Allyn Arena that went 4-0 in Clinton’s favor as Rockwood got an assist against the Lakers.Then, starting with a 3-0 win in the rematch with Skaneateles Jan. 17 at Clinton Arena that included a goal from Rockwood, the Warriors would not suffer another blemish.Rockwood peaked with two goals and one assist in Clinton’s 6-0 romp over Massena Jan. 18, and would tack on another goal and assist in back-to-back 5-2 wins over Canton and Alexandria Bay to close the regular season.Entering the sectional playoffs, Clinton blanked 2-0 in the semifinals, then learned that Skaneateles had ousted Ithaca in the other semifinal – a big deal, since the Warriors had not beaten the Little Red in either of their earlier games.On Jan. 30 at Cicero Twin Rinks, the sectional final was decisive in Clinton’s favor. Led by Ella Greico’s pair of goals, the Warriors topped Skaneateles 4-1 and was a sectional champion for the first time.Now it was on to the state “Frozen Four”, contested in the same Herb Brooks Arena at Lake Placid where, 40 years earlier, Brooks coached the United States’ “Miracle on Ice” team to a gold medal.The Feb. 8 semifinal pitted Clinton against undefeated Salmon River. Abigail Kurdziolek’s second-period goal, assisted by Drew Kopek, was enough for a 1-0 victory as the Warriors’ defense held the Shamrocks to just nine shots.This set up the Feb. 9 final between Clinton and defending state champion Williamsville, and for two periods it remained 0-0, largely due to the work of Warriors goalie Hailey Billington, who would finish with 24 saves.With 8:32 left, Clinton, on the power play, inched in front when Lopata, off a feed from Kurdziolek, sent a slap shot into the net. The Warriors’ defense did the rest and, in another 1-0 decision, clinched the state title.For the season, Rockwood picked up four goals and earned five assists. She could be be a key player in 2020-21 as Clinton seeks to defend its sectional and state crowns.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Defender Eric Abidal has followed Franck Ribery in announcing his retirement from the Francenational team. The 34-year-old, who this summer joined Olympiacos from Monaco, revealed his decision in an interview with Catalan radio station RAC1.Abidal recovered sufficiently from a liver transplant in April 2012 to return to the national team under coach Didier Deschamps but was not selected for this summer’s FIFA World Cup™.”It is time to close this door,” he said. “Not being at the World Cup was a disappointment because I wanted to finish on a good note. The way I struggled as I did until today (after the transplant) was so I could say goodbye to the national team at the World Cup. But that did not happen.”His announcement comes just a day after Bayern Munich winger Ribery – who missed the tournament in Brazil due to injury – confirmed the end of his international career. Abidal has also represented Barcelona, Lyon and Lille in his 15-year professional career.He won 67 France caps dating back to his debut against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004 and was a regular feature of the side which reached the 2006 World Cup final. However, he was sent off in the first half of the UEFA EURO 2008 clash with Italy and also played a part in France’s poor World Cup campaign of 2010.His final international appearance came in the World Cup qualifying play-off first leg against Ukraine last November. France lost that game 2-0 before winning the return leg 3-0 to qualify for the tournament.
I don’t think many baseball fans out there saw Boston losing three of four games to a rebuilding Mariners team in their opening series, and an early bettor report shows that both public (over 60 percent of tickets) and sharp (over 80 percent of money) bettors are backing the Red Sox to get back on track tonight against the A’s as David Price takes the hill for his first start of the season. But not so fast! The BetQL models are projecting the A’s as the largest money line value bet of the night. In fact, our models project Oakland should be the favorite in this game. It’s important to note that just because there is value on a line does not mean that a game is a lock, but targeting inefficient lines should be your top priority as a bettor and will likely lead you to profits over the long term. If you don’t feel good about taking the A’s to win outright, there is still some value on the A’s run line (+1.5 at -135), as well as the OVER of 8.5 runs.BetQL Pick: Oakland Athletics ML (+125)Check out BetQL Mobile App’s Trending Picks and Public Betting tools before making all your bets, and follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy and sports betting content. Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNThe Astros are another top-end team that will look to get their season on track after losing three of four games to the Rays. An in-state trip to Arlington to face the Rangers could be exactly what Houston needs. Perhaps more accurate, a matchup with Rangers starter Drew Smyly could be the cure to the early-season blues.The final game that we’re going to target tonight is the Red Sox-A’s. Boston surprisingly lost three of four in their opening series with the Mariners and will turn to David Price to try and get things right against A’s starter Aaron Brooks.Some other games to keep an eye on the slate are the Yankees-Tigers after New York shockingly lost their opening home series to the Orioles (BetQL recommended taking the value on Baltimore ML in all three of those games), as well as some early season divisional games like Cardinals-Pirates, White Sox-Indians, Brewers-REds, Orioles-Blue Jays, Mets-Marlins, Diamondbacks-Padres, Angels, Mariners, and Giants-Dodgers.The best place to start researching for a winning ticket is the BetQL Mobile App. Our Trending Picks and Public Betting tools offer a big edge when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll. For more gambling and MLB DFS advice, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj).MORE ROTOQL: Monday’s DFS Picks | DFS Lineup BuilderMLB Picks: Odds, betting trends for Monday, April 1*All screenshots are from the BetQL Trending Value Bets Page** All lines are subject to change. The best way to stay up to date on the current lines is to become a BetQL subscriber.Chicago Cubs at Atlanta BravesStarting Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (RHP) vs. Sean Newcomb (LHP)Money Line: CHC (-115), ATL (-105)Run Line: CHC -1.5 (+145), ATL +1.5 (-170)Total: O/U 8The Braves are expected to contend for the NL East division crown, but they can’t be thrilled with how their season has started after being swept by the Phillies in their opening series. Atlanta will head back home to face the Cubs in a game that they need to win to get their season back on track. The pitching matchup in this game features two finesse arms in Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks and Braves lefty Sean Newcomb. The Braves are slight home underdogs in this matchup, but the run line will cost you a pretty penny at -170, so that probably isn’t the route to attack this game if you like Atlanta to get its first win of the season. Early sharp bettors are looking to back the Braves in this spot with 73 percent of total money on Atlanta to win outright despite fewer than 50 percent of total tickets backing the Braves. The BetQL models are also giving the edge to Atlanta, projecting them as a -110 pick ’em.BetQL Pick: Atlanta Braves ML (-105)Houston Astros at Texas RangersStarting Pitchers: Brad Peacock (RHP) vs. Drew Smyly (LHP)Money Line: HOU (-160), TEX (+135)Run Line: HOU -1.5 (-105), TEX +1.5 (-115)Total: O/U 9.5The Astros were another team that may be looking to hit the restart button on their season after dropping three of four games to the Rays, and I expect that many bettors will look to back them as large -160 ML favorites against their in-state rivals. However, if you are a value bettor like myself, there is some nice value on the home Rangers in this spot. Texas’s offense looked excellent in their opening Series against the Cubs, scoring 23 runs in three games. A matchup between Brad Peacock and Drew Smyly could lead to a ton of runs, and you should take a hard look at taking the OVER of 9.5 runs after each of the Rangers first three games flew over the run total. The BetQL models see value on any line over +128 for the Rangers in this game, and if you’re feeling lucky you can parlay the Rangers +135 ML with OVER 9.5 runs at +100 for a +370 parlay.BetQL Pick: Texas Rangers ML (+135)Boston Red Sox at Oakland AthleticsStarting Pitchers: David Price (LHP) vs. Aaron Brooks (RHP)Money Line: BOS (-145), OAK (+125)Run Line: BOS -1.5 (+115), OAK +1.5 (-135)Total: O/U 8.5 Monday brings a great slate of early-season MLB games for gamblers to target, and there are a few teams that need to get things going to avoid the early-season panic button. The odds — and some of the BetQL recommended picks — don’t always reflect the present situation, which provides opportunities for sharp baseball bettors.The Braves host the Cubs in their 2019 home opener after being swept by the Phillies in their opening series. The biggest concern for Atlanta is a pitching staff that has started the season on shaky ground and they will turn to talented young lefty Sean Newcomb to try and stop the bleeding.
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Save time and energy by using this method to edit multiple internal camera audio files simultaneously.Top image via ShutterstockWhen editing in Premiere Pro, oftentimes the built-in audio tools simply fail to live up to the fantastic audio features found in Audition. In the following post, we’ll take a look at how to edit multiple audio files from internal camera audio. It’s a handy trick that is guaranteed to save you time.If you’re more of a watcher, the following video tutorial outlines everything covered in this post:Before you begin your edit, you can easily bring all of the audio recorded into the camera to a comfortable volume level so you aren’t constantly riding the master volume on your computer. By bringing the audio clips offline and replacing them with temporarily (or permanently) mastered audio, you can work more efficiently as an editor because you will have better sounding content to analyze.1. Unlink the Audio in the TimelineBring all of the clips from your bin that need audio editing into a new timeline and unlink the audio from the video. I like to name the sequence “Interview Pool,” as it will be the sequence from which I will later choose all of my content for the final edit. Select all of the clips in the sequence, right-click on them and choose Unlink. This will allow you to select all of the audio clips in the timeline separately from the video clips.2. Send the Clips to AuditionHighlight all of the audio clips and send them to be edited in Adobe Audition. Once you have highlighted all of the audio clips you can right-click on them and select Edit Clip in Adobe Audition. By using this method, you will be editing from an entire clip instead of a truncated version after you’ve already begun editing.3. Apply Apply Your EditsDouble-click on any of the files listed in the window on the upper left to apply your edits to them… but don’t save your work just yet. Although you may have very specific things you would like to do to each file, at this point I am typically applying a limiter, normalizing the clips, and applying some light compression.However, it is very important that you don’t save your work just yet. Instead, we will save the files in a new location so they are more easily accessible in a unified location.4. Save Your Files in a New FolderChoose Save As in the file menu and save in a new folder called “Edited Audio.” On the first file you are saving, you will be given the option to save in a specific location and to create a new folder. Hit Save As, select Browse, and browse to an easy-to-find location such as where you store your footage files, etc. Create a new folder called “Edited Audio” by clicking on the New Folder button on the lower left of the dialogue box.Repeat this process for all of your files. To further streamline your process, learn how to create batch commands so your audio edits and save locations can be automated by your computer while you take a break from staring at your screen. Once you’ve completed all of your edits and saved them in the “Edited Audio” folder, you can close Adobe Audition and return to Adobe Premiere.5. Offline Your FilesTake all of the audio clips in your timeline offline in Adobe Premiere. With all of the clips (which now have the new suffix, Audio Extracted) highlighted in your project window, right-click and select Make Offline.A dialogue box will appear and it is important to select Media Files Remain on Disk so that Adobe Premiere doesn’t delete your unedited audio! Click OK and notice that the clips in the timeline are now red and there are question marks for icons in the project window — this is normal.6. Relink the Offline Audio FilesRelink all of your offline audio files to the edited audio files in the “Edited Audio” folder. With all of your offline audio clips selected in the project window, right-click and select Link Media. In the dialogue box that appears, click Locate and browse to the “Edited Audio” folder. Click on the file name in the folder (it is helpful to have Display Only Exact Name Matches selected so it only shows files with the exact same name as your first file) and click OK.7. Edit Your SequenceReturn to Adobe Premiere and use all of the clips in your sequence as a source from which to choose content for your edit. I like to keep my final edited sequence separate from my interview pool so I can easily see which portions of clips I have used and what is still left as an unused option. Now that the audio is intelligible, you will be able to make more accurate decisions on what was a good take and you can focus on content instead of your volume buttons. Have any tips for editing multiple camera audio on your projects? Share your workflow in the comments below.
A search is on for another body as there were eight members in the team that had gone missing on way to the 17,800-foot-high peak, Nimbadia said.Air Force helicopters also assisted in the operation, named ‘Daredevil’, which had begun a week ago, the officer added. ITBP climbers on Sunday recovered seven bodies believed to be of the mountaineers who had gone missing on their way to the Nanda Devi East peak in Uttarakhand nearly a month ago, an officer said.A 10-member team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) dug out the seven bodies, including that of a woman mountaineer, from under the snow, DIG APD Nimbadia said.Also Read Sharp winds scuttle efforts to retrieve bodies of mountaineers from Uttarakhand’s Nanda Devi peak
Skyathon organizers during a press conference at Icon Hotel. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBoracay, one of the best beaches in the world, is making headlines recently, but not because of its world-renowned powdery white sand and scenic horizon.The small island is currently in hot water 0ver a bevy of environmental woes.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Group urges Senate to pass bill on liquor, vape tax hike before yearend02:28Groups urge swift passage of bill on higher tax on e-cigs, liquor01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Towns helps Wolves pull away to defeat Kings SKYathon, a longstanding beach run event, hopes to help change all that by encouraging locals and tourists to embrace responsible tourism.“Our heed or call this year is #LoveBoracay,” said Jaynalen Redondo, sales marketing head of Sky Cable, during a press conference Monday at Icon Hotel. “Previously, we said that we’re heroes of Boracay, but this year, it’s timely for us to bring back our basic call to action which is to love Boracay.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Love the beach, love the picturesque backdrop but at the same time it’s a call to everyone to love Boracay by caring for the island even in the littlest way.”The event organized by RunRio, which is on its ninth year, is set on April 21 at Epic Boracay. Registered runners can choose from 3K, 5K and 10K. Part of the proceeds will go to the coral reef rehabilitation program. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There will also be mangrove planting, which is a linkup with the DENR.Organizers said they are expecting 700 runners this year, which is about 100 more than last year’s edition, with the event open to international competitors. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments
Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why The Power Smashers, for their trouble, improved to 6-4 and climbed from the fourth spot to share the second seed with Pocari Sweat.“I explained to my players, especially the locals, that this is our situation right now and if we want to enter the quarterfinals we have to work harder than before,” said Power Smashers head coach Nes Pamilar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“The credit goes to them because they really pushed hard so that we can win in straight sets.”Kannika Tipachot had a game-high 19 points to lead the Power Smashers while Hyapa Amporn and Jovelyn Prado added 10 points apiece. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Power Smashers made quick work of league leaders Bali Pure via quick sweep, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19, in the Premier Volleyball League Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Water Defenders, who were on a three-game winning streak, ran into a spirited Power Smashers squad who sent them to a 7-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO MOST READ LATEST STORIES South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Defense a priority for talented Chooks Pilipinas 3×3 Jeng Bualee led Bali Pure with 18 points.The Power Smashers exploited the Water Defenders porous ground defense, which recorded just 16 excellent digs, with 10 service aces.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo