LaosAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Laos Radio – last bulwark of media freedom and independence News News The regime does not allow a free media or permit new information technology to be used to spread democracy. Since the country went online in 1996, the government has controlled the ISPs and Internet use has grown only slowly. Connection time is expensive and Laotians are afraid to use a media they know the government and its agencies closely monitor.There are only about 50 cybercafés in the capital, Vientiane, and Laotians mainly use the Internet just to send and receive e-mail. They can only access websites approved by the government, which has blocked the opposition site vientianetimes.com, based in the United States and a major irritant for the regime (and not to be confused with the site of the same name set up the government). Anyone who tries to reach the site gets a message back warning that the attempt has been “recorded.”The government set up an Internet Committee of Lao in 2000, which includes three ministries – information and culture, posts and telecommunications and transport and science – and has drawn up rules for Internet users, banning online publication by Laotians at home or abroad of any material likely to “harm national unity.”The official news agency KPL said in October 2000 that people who used the Internet in “the wrong way” by lying or getting people to protest against the government could be prosecuted or deported. The country’s main ISP, Lao Telecommunications, says a journalist can publish material if he has permission from the Internet Committee and the appropriate ministry.E-mail is also tampered with and many people complain that messages do not reach their intended recipients in Laos. When then do, the authorities may have changed the content, since Laotians must provide their passwords when they open an account with a Laotian ISP. News December 10, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Laos Open letter to President Choummaly Sayasone Organisation Links:The ISP Lao TelecommunicationsDissident news site (based in the US) June 23, 2006 Find out more Young Laotian blogger gets five years in prison to go further News February 13, 2017 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts LaosAsia – Pacific
Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – September 5, 2020 Facebook Covid testing ramped up in Donegal as new facility opens today AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ The HSE’s new Covid-19 Community Testing Facility for Donegal is open from today at the Upper Car Park in St Conal’s Hospital in Letterkenny, with four drive-in testing bays and facilities for people on foot,It replaces the centre which operated at O’Donnell Park on the outskirts of the town.Testing in Donegal has been ramped up in recent weeks, with almost 2,200 tests in the month of August and almost 450 in the first three days of September.Primary Care General Manager Edel Quinn expects that level of testing to continue:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/edelsat-10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articlePubs could be allowed reopen by middle of this monthNext articleFoyle MLA calls for public enquiry into Mobuoy dump in Derry News Highland
By the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the services that can be paid with the Croatian Tourist Card, ie the Cro card, were expanded. Also, during the procedure of obtaining an opinion, the proposal of the Association of Accommodation Providers on Vessels – Charter of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) to activity of renting and leasing of water transport vehicles, included in the Decision. Namely, as it is written in the explanation, they provide the service of accommodation on vessels and do not sell their service exclusively through travel agencies but directly. The inclusion of this activity would enable the direct payment of accommodation services in nautical tourism with the Croatian Tourist Card. This amendment to the Decision puts charter companies in an equal position with other accommodation service providers and does not significantly change the content and essence of the Decision. “Until now, this card was for accommodation and food and beverage services in catering facilities, and now the range of services is being extended to travel agencies and tour operators, which enables the payment of package deals with caterers and private renters, of which we have 108 registered. . The range of services is also expanding to boat renters, ie charter companies, which was not the case before ”, the minister explained.He marked all three segments of the offer as important in overall tourism, adding that this card can now be used throughout Croatia, although it was originally intended to strengthen continental tourism. In the explanation of the change of the Decision, how will it be added activities of travel agencies and tour operators (tour operators), to enable the payment of accommodation services, package arrangements and other tourist services in the territory of the Republic of Croatia, whether they are services provided by caterers or the provision of catering services in the household (private renters). By amending the Decision on the introduction of a measure to encourage consumption in the hospitality and tourism industry in the Republic of Croatia, the functionality of the Croatian Tourist Card itself is expanded so that everyone who owns a POS machine will be able to accept a card transaction at a physical point of sale. : accommodation,food preparation and serving, renting and leasing of water transport equipment and activities of travel agencies and tour operators (tour operators). All of them include banks, which applied to the tender of the Ministry of Tourism, and seven of them, as announced by the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli, will be the first to be ready to issue these cards. July 1st, to which he added that so far banks have ordered several thousand cards. This also leads to an increase in the share of domestic tourists in total numbers, occupancy of accommodation and other capacities and a reduction in seasonality with an increase in the income of workers on the basis of employment.
JOICE — A pair from Waterloo were arrested on Monday in Worth County after allegedly stealing a car. Law enforcement says a vehicle along with two gas cans were stolen from a driveway in Joice. That vehicle was found at the co-op in Joice and another vehicle that was at the co-op was missing when officers arrived. That vehicle was spotted at the Diamond Jo Casino, with 27-year-old Nurija Huebner and 28-year-old Mariah Gibbons being arrested. Huebner was charged with one count of second-degree theft and one count of fifth-degree theft, while Gibbons was charged with conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony.
“We’re delighted to announce Mikel Arteta is joining the club as our head coach on Sunday,” read an Arsenal statement.“Mikel, a former club captain, played for us for five seasons from 2011 to 2016 and has signed a three-and-a-half year contract.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta has been appointed head coach of English Premier League side Arsenal meaning a return to the club he played more than 100 games for.The 37-year-old Spaniard, who played for the Gunners from 2011-2016, signed a three-and-a-half year contract and ends a three-year stay as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.He replaces compatriot Unai Emery, who was sacked last month.
Facebook110Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery’s Raspberry Pie is a customer favorite.In the Summer 2014 issue of Washington Tasting Room Magazine Westport Winery’s Farm to Fork Restaurant was ranked as one of the top ten winery restaurants in Washington State.The article highlights the winery’s commitment to locally sourced ingredients along with making all their offerings from scratch. “We don’t offer fast food, but I can promise that it’s made fresh just for each guest,” Kim Roberts said. As co-owner of the winery, Roberts is the driving force behind the menu and recipe development.The article acknowledges the winery’s bakery as well. “When we added the bakery, I was the full-time baker for the first year. I’m a total baking snob. I want a significant ‘Wow!’ factor if I’m going to splurge.” The molten chocolate soufflé topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a chocolate raspberry sauce made from their Red Sky at Night wine is a fan favorite. But it’s the fresh raspberry cream pie that usually steals the show.“We grow a lot of berries on our farm and we try to use them whenever possible.” This includes the winery’s latest creations called Scookies which are described as having the flavor a scone in a convenient cookie shape. Currently Scookies are offered in three flavors: raspberry-almond, blueberry-lemon, and blackberry-orange.In addition, the article highlights Westport’s commitment to their hand-crafted cocktails and regional draft beer. Roberts said, “We’re lucky to have Wishkah Distillery and Westport Brewing Company in neighboring towns. It’s always satisfying to work with other local entrepreneurs.”That commitment to local collaborations is also reflected in their lunch and dinner menus with Dungeness crab from Nelson Seafood in Tokeland and oysters from Brady’s in Westport. Although it’s a coastal restaurantDungeness Crab Cakes showcase local seafood in the Farm to Fork restaurant.their offerings are not exclusively seafood. “We use Washington raised Certified Angus Beef for our burgers, prime rib and steaks,” Roberts said. “And we baked with low-gluten flour grown using sustainable farming practices from our friends at Shepherd’s Grain in Reardan.”The winery grows the majority of its culinary herbs in a custom glass greenhouse that is part of the extensive display gardens. “As farmers we’re always looking at what we can grow well in our environment. In addition to berries we’ve expanded a lot into culinary lavender which we use in our lavender-vanilla bean shortbread cookies, our lavender lemon drops and our sugar-free lavender crème brûlée.”Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Tour in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.
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Solskjaer: Man Utd not about STUPID square and backpassesby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it’s important the team plays in the club’s best traditions.Until now he has been careful not to criticise the work of his predecessor, but he looks to have let his guard down for the first time in an interview with Malaysian TV station Astro Supersport.Solskjaer said: “Man Utd is built around, attacking football and going forwards, not stupid square and backpasses.”The comment about square passes is thought to have been a direct reference to the style of play he discovered in his squad when he arrived just before Christmas. Solskjaer joined Teddy Sheringham on Astro Supersport after the 1-0 win over Tottenham, and was asked by his former team-mate what he needed to change.The United boss said: “The first thing you talk about is that you do need to smile when you are a Manchester United player, you do enjoy it because when it’s over, you miss it.“It’s about at attacking, it’s about pace, power, attack quickly.”I know we didn’t have the best of pace but we still attacked.“That’s what Man Utd is built around, attacking football and going forwards, not stupid square and backpasses.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say