iPhone apps about Dalai Lama blocked in China

first_img News January 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 iPhone apps about Dalai Lama blocked in China ChinaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders urges the US consumer electronics company Apple to explain the alleged censorship of the iPhone applications which, according to IDG News Service, it has implemented in its App Store in China. IDG publishes such specialist magazines as Macworld, PC World and Computerworld.“China’s iPhone users have a right to know what they cannot access,” Reporters Without Borders said. “For the sake of transparency, Apple should release a complete list of the censored apps – if any are being censored – and the selection criteria used. If Apple has agreed to withdraw some of the App Store products under pressure from the authorities, it will have joined the club of companies that are accomplices to the censorship of news and information in China.”The press freedom organisation continued: “This would be great disappointment coming from a company known for its creativity. Despite its “Think differently” motto, Apple seems to be unable to think differently from the Chinese authorities. The need to comply with local laws is not a plausible excuse. Censoring content about the Dalai Lama would be indefensible and would be a clear violation of international standards governing free expression.”According to IDG News Service, iPhone apps about the Dalai Lama and Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer, which are available in other countries, cannot be downloaded in China. The blocked apps include Dalai Quotes, Dalai Lama Quotes, Dalai Lama Prayerwheel, Paging Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureates (which includes references to the Dalai Lama) and 10 Conditions, an app referring to Rebiya Kadeer.US Internet companies Yahoo! and Google have been censoring the Chinese versions of their search engines for years. Yahoo! even provided the Chinese authorities with information that enabled them to identify journalist Shi Tao as the author of an email on a very sensitive political issue. As a result, he was given a 10-year jail sentence in 2005 and is still in prison.Reporters Without Borders added: “The US Congress should lose no time in adopting the Global Online Freedom Act, a bill introduced by Republican Congressman Chris Smith that would prevent US Internet companies from being forced to collaborate with Internet censors in repressive countries.” RSF_en Follow the news on China Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Organisation center_img March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Roads closures in Southeastern Bartholomew County

first_imgGrammer, IN—Southeastern Bartholomew County, County Road 1000 East between County Road 400 South and the Town of Grammer will be completely closed to all traffic beginning at 8 am today and will not reopen, weather permitting, until Thursday, September 19, 2019, at approx. 5 pm.last_img

Giants hiring J.P. Ricciardi as special assistant

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The Giants are preparing to enter Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings without a general manager on staff, but the franchise isn’t short on front office executives who have done the job.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Wednesday the Giants are planning to hire former Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi to serve as a special assistant for the Giants.“He’s a terrific baseball executive, knows the game as well as anybody and we’re just kind of dotting i’s …last_img

Farmers help Ohio students earn scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the help of local farmers, 22 Ohio students have been awarded scholarships from the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program, established in 2014, seeks to raise awareness of the job prospects in agriculture and provides scholarships to students pursuing studies in ag-related fields.While agriculture has become one of the most promising sectors for job growth — 57,900 high-skilled jobs are created annually in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environmental fields in the United States, according to the USDA — a recent survey, sponsored by America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, found that fewer than one in five students surveyed feel they understand the diverse array of career opportunities in the agriculture field. The Grow Ag Leaders program aims to change that by awarding deserving students with scholarships to pursue an education in any ag-related field of study, including agronomy, education, engineering and many others.“Agriculture has become a hot sector for job growth in the United States, but few high school and college students understand what incredible job opportunities exist in the agriculture field,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “With the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, we’re helping future agriculture leaders understand those opportunities, and we’re providing them the means to help secure those opportunities through education.”In Ohio, the 2017 Grow Ag Leaders scholarship recipients were:Christopher Baird – Springfield        Isaiah Beaver – Houston        Jordan Boyer – Deshler        Evan Conrad – Metamora        Carley Coppler – Carey        McKenzie Davis – Van Wert        Cade Field – Green Camp        Katie Frost – Bloomingburg        Kevin Fruth – Fostoria        Derek Goodman – Cardington        Braden Heizer – Leesburg        Amber Herman – Ottawa        Sydney Hoffa – Massillon        Jared Minor – Circleville        Jacob Schlichter – Oxford        Joseph Schmidt – Payne        Trenton Schwartz – Wapakonata        Luke Scott – Bucyrus        Zachary Steiner – Creston        Rex Tietje – Deshler        Taylor Tyo – Greenville        David Wise – HowardGrow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are open to students 23 and younger, who live in eligible counties and are planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in trade schools, community colleges and four-year universities. The scholarships are awarded in $1,500 increments to students pursuing an education in an ag-related field of study, including farming, agronomy, education, science, technology, business, communications and more. In order to be eligible to receive a Grow Ag Leaders scholarship, students had to be nominated by a farmer in their state.Since the program began in 2014, the America’s Farmers Ag Leaders program has awarded nearly $1.7 million in scholarships to promising students pursuing their education in agriculture.For more information about the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program or to view a complete list of winners, visitwww.GrowAgLeaders.com. Additional information can be found at facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.last_img read more

After Effects Video Tutorial: Morphing Shape Paths

first_imgIn the video Matt uses a custom script that he created called “Motion“. With Motion you can easily add easing to keyframes along with some other really awesome features. We highly recommend checking out Motion on the Mt. MoGraph site.Know of any other Illustrator integrations in After Effects? Share in the comments below. Motion designers: learn how to morph Illustrator paths in After Effects in this helpful video tutorial.One of the benefits of using Adobe After Effects instead of Apple Motion is it’s integration with the rest of the Creative Cloud. We’re all familiar with Adobe Dynamic Link, but one of the lesser utilized features is After Effects’ ability to integrate with Illustrator.In the following video tutorial created by motion designer and PremiumBeat blogger Matt Jylkka of Mount MoGraph, he demonstrates how to copy Illustrator paths and paste them into After Effects. The tutorial covers:Optimizing Shapes in IllustratorCopying Shape PathsOffsetting PathsKeyframing Colorslast_img read more

Medha Patkar on ‘satyagraha’ to seek rehabilitation of flood-affected in Madhya Pradesh

first_imgNarmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) founder Medha Patkar has started an indefinite protest over her demand for proper rehabilitation of the flood-affected people in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district and opening of gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam in neighbouring Gujarat. Earlier this month, the dam’s backwater level increased following heavy rains, creating a flood-like situation in some parts of the district. Around 100 people living in low-lying areas of Rajghat and Chhota Badda villages of the district were then shifted to safer places. The dam is built on the Narmada river in Gujarat.Ms. Patkar along with five other women sat on the indefinite ‘Narmada Chunauti Satyagraha’ on August 25 at Chhota Badda village, located about 25 km from here, which falls within the dam’s submergence area.“We had apprised the State government about our demands. Relief camps should have been set up at different villages in the area of submergence. The displaced have not been rehabilitated properly so far,” Ms. Patkar told reporters at the protest site. She said the rehabilitation does not mean giving ₹5 lakh to the affected households, and demanded that members of the affected families also be provided livelihood. At least 1,000 residents of the Chhota Badda village are still waiting for proper rehabilitation, she claimed. Meanwhile, the NBA in a statement said since the rehabilitation has yet been not completed, the gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam should be opened so that settlements in its catchment area in Madhya Pradesh could be saved. The dam’s water level should not be allowed to exceed beyond 133 metre-mark as Gujarat is no more rain deficient and all its reservoirs have been filled, it said. The dams and reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh have also filled up following heavy rains. The rise in the dam’s water level would further increase the risk of submergence in its catchments areas in Madhya Pradesh.last_img read more

Amid career season, Lee unsatisfied as UST continues to struggle

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “We haven’t registered a single win so I know I still have to improve because even if I produce quality numbers and we’re still losing, my games won’t matter to me.”READ: Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next seasonLee and the Tigers could’ve walked out of Smart Araneta Coliseum with a 1-7 record if only he converted one of his, potential, game-winners in the final seconds.The third year guard had a clear shot from the top of the key in his first attempt but the ball bounced in and out of the rim with about two seconds left in the game clock.His second was far more difficult as he only had a fraction of a second to get it off.ADVERTISEMENT Gilbert Arenas to co-host sports show with ex-porn star Mia Khalifa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president And even though Marvin Lee has been producing career numbers, he can’t help but think about the good of the team.READ: UP ends slump, sends UST reeling to eighth straight lossFEATURED 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“So far I’m happy with my performance but I am in no way contented with it because we haven’t won a game,” said Lee in Filipino Wednesday after UST lost to University of the Philippines, 71-69.Lee is averaging 13.5 points, 3.75 rebounds, and 3.5 assists for UST, the first time in his career that he broke the 10-point average with both of his rebound and assist marks career-highs. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s no secret that University of Santo Tomas is the picture of futility in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.That 0-8 record encapsulates everything that is wrong about the Growling Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I felt that my shot would’ve went in, because whe I released it the ball had the perfect trajectory,” said Lee who finished with 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists. “When it bounced out I thought to myself that this game wasn’t for us.” View commentslast_img read more

Dave Smith makes NSW State Cup debut

first_imgThe NRL-TFA strategic alliance states that there is ‘a place on the field for everyone’ and that was definitely the case at the 2014 New South Wales State Cup. In Port Macquarie for the TFA Annual General Meeting, NRL Chief Executive Officer and TFA Board Member, Dave Smith was even able to make his State Cup debut on Saturday afternoon for the Jerrabomberra Men’s 40’s. Smith joined TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire and TFA General Manager – Marketing, Communications and Partnerships, Julian Buckmaster, as well as Rugby League great, Adrian Lam, in in the Jerrabomberra Storm team for their final game of the day against the Manly Sea Eagles. Smith said he ‘enjoyed it and felt pretty exhausted’ following the game. “It’s a great team, there’s some real talent out there and it was a tough game. We lost 4-2 but we gave it our best and I thought the boys played fantastically well. It’s a fast game, there’s lots of skill required,” Smith said. Following the AGM, Smith toured the fields and also ran into Penrith Panthers’ star, Matt Moylan who is playing for the Panthers’ Men’s Open team at the State Cup. Smith said it was a fantastic day. “I just saw Matty before I came on the field, he was probably watching me to get one or two tips. It’s great, a lot of NRL players have come through the Touch system and anyone that saw Shaun Johnson at the Four Nations final can see how brilliant Touch players are. “The skill levels are one thing but just the sheer enjoyment of watching people around the place be a part of it has been great. I’m glad I stayed the whole afternoon and I’m really privileged the boys gave me a bit of a run, I let them down a bit but it was good fun. It’s been a good experience, Touch is a great game.”And will he take to the field again?“100 percent, it’s been fantastic, I’ve really had a good day.”Related LinksSmith makes SC debutlast_img read more

Video: ESPN Releases Epic Game Trailer For Ohio State-Virginia Tech Contest

first_imgOhio State Virginia Tech promotion.Ohio State-VT TrailerWe have to wait a couple extra days for the most anticipated game of Week 1 to kick off. Ohio State, the unanimous No. 1 team in college football, is set to face Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on Monday night. The Buckeyes and the Hokies played in 2014, with OSU losing its only game of its national championship season. Urban Meyer’s squad will be out for revenge in Lane Stadium. ESPN has released an epic trailer for the contest. WATCH: ESPN Ohio State vs Virginia Tech Game Promo! #GoBucks #BeatVT pic.twitter.com/qGzquXM6O0— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) September 1, 2015We can’t wait for this one. The game is set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.last_img