News News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Follow the news on Tunisia News Reporters Without Borders has written to foreign embassies in Tunis to request their support for the family of Slim Boukhdir, a journalist who has been held in Sfax prison, 230 km south of Tunis, for the past six months.“The press freedom situation in Tunisia is extremely worrying,” the letter said. “The few opposition news media that have a licence to operate are subjected to a great deal of political and financial pressure and their employees are exposed to enormous administrative difficulties. Tunisian freelance journalists working for foreign news media or news websites are harassed by government agents and sometimes attacked.“After long being the target of this kind of intimidation, Slim Boukhdir was arrested and convicted on highly dubious charges. His wife, Dalenda Boukhdir, and his two children, Rachid and Karama, aged six and two, suddenly had to learn how to live without him. The international community’s involvement in this case would be a source of encouragement for the family even if it failed to shift the Tunisian authorities. We therefore hope you will agree to receive Dalenda Boukhdir at your embassy in order to express your support for her.”The letter was sent on 26 May, the day that Boukhdir began his seventh month in detention. It went to more than 20 embassies, including those of Brazil, Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Japan.Aged 39, Boukhdir is the correspondent of the London-based, pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and the website of the satellite TV news station Al-Arabiya. He also writes for other news websites including Tunisnews and Kantara. Arrested during a police ID check in Sfax on 26 November 2007, he was sentenced the following month to one year in prison for “insulting behaviour towards an official in the exercise of his duty” and “refusing to produce his identity papers.” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News RSF_en to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders has written to foreign embassies in Tunis to request their support for the family of Slim Boukhdir, a journalist who has been held in Sfax prison, 230 km south of Tunis, for the past six months.”The international community’s involvement in this case would be a source of encouragement for the family even if it failed to shift the Tunisian authorities,” said the press freedom organisation. November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts December 26, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa May 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign embassies in Tunis asked to help imprisoned journalist’s family Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out more
Prathaan/iStock(MANDAN, N.D.) — A North Dakota town was devastated after four people were found mysteriously dead at a local business and police said they were searching for the suspect.A homicide investigation is underway after the bodies were found Monday morning inside RJR Maintenance & Management, a property management company in Mandan, said the Mandan Police Department.Two of the victims, employees Lois Cobb, 45, and William Cobb, 50, were married, Mandan Chief of Police Jason Ziegler said at a news conference on Tuesday. Robert Fakler, 52, the owner, and Adam Fuehrer, 42, another worker, were also among the dead.“We just don’t have answers,” Ziegler told ABC News, adding that no suspects have been identified and no one is in custody.“It’s very unusual for the state of North Dakota. I don’t think any community across this great country could ever imagine something like this happen in their backyard,” he added, calling the crime “devastating” for the community.Ziegler said police do not believe the public is in danger, but he urged the community to remain vigilant.“This was very specific to the victims that were involved,” the chief said. “There was nothing at the crime scene that would lead us it believe that anyone outside the victims involved are in any danger.”The chief called RJR Maintenance & Management a “reputable company in our area.”There were security cameras inside the building but the chief did not say if the crime was on video.No weapons were recovered, he said.Autopsies are being conducted and cause of death will be released by the medical examiner, Ziegler said.As police investigate, Ziegler said, “We’re asking for public assistance. If anyone has any information regarding this crime, please contact the Mandan police.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
We’re back in the thick of European conference season. From Gamescom in Cologne to IFA 2019 in Berlin, Dell Technologies has exciting news coming out of both shows!IFA is the largest consumer tech show in Europe and we expect to see significant news from 4K and OLED TVs to wearables to smartphones. We’ll be showcasing our latest PCs, of course, as the move to thin and light continues across the industry. It’s not only about smaller form factors though – consumers want adaptive, always connected, high-performing, and flawlessly designed PCs. Dell continues to set the bar for the PC industry.Ahead of IFA, we’re expanding our consumer portfolio with brand new form factors and the addition of new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors to our current XPS and Inspiron portfolio, delivering performance gains needed for compute intensive, demanding multi-thread workloads, while still handling 4K content efficiently. And in doing so, giving our customers heavyweight performance in thin, light and portable designs — the best of both worlds.XPS 13 We’ve taken our most beloved and awarded product, the XPS 13, or “the best laptop you can buy,” and made it even better. Available August 27th, we’ve added Intel 10th Gen Core™ U series processors — with i7 hexacore models available in October — in our existing beautiful form factor, helping the XPS 13 maintain its position as the most powerful 13-inch laptop in its class. Whether you’re a binge watcher or the busy mobile pro on the go, we’ve created the XPS 13 to be one of a kind. With the new Killer™ AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset, wireless connectivity is three times as fast as the previous generation. Along with Dell CinemaColor and Dolby Vision and an optional 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge display, the XPS 13 will remain eye candy for those glued to their screen. Available with either Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the latter which serves as the foundation of the XPS 13 developer edition, now in its 9th generation.And in case you missed it, the XPS 13 2-in-1, a COMPUTEX d&i Award winner, is now available for purchase. This 2-in-1 is a symbol of our meticulous attention to detail where every decision was driven by customer benefits and a mission to achieve a flawless design. The 2-in-1 is the world’s first Project Athena-verified laptop available with Intel’s new 10th Gen Core™, 10-nanometer silicon processors.Inspiron 14 7000With the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, we’re also bringing premium materials and performance to our Inspiron line with the introduction of the new Inspiron 14 7000 ultralight laptops. Weighing sub-2.5 lbs., this impressively portable design was achieved through introducing a lightweight yet remarkably durable magnesium alloy chassis. And with the new lid-open sensor, Connected Modern Standby and fingerprint reader built into the power button, the system signs on securely and starts in a flash. Plus, the stylish laptop features all-around narrow borders with 100% sRGB color coverage, perfect for mobile multitasking.Additionally, we’re upgrading many other Inspiron systems with new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, offering performance gains for multi-threaded workloads, including:Inspiron 13, 15, 17 7000 2-in-1, first announced at CES 2019 and a Computex Design Innovation Award winner, is now available with the addition of USB Type-C™ with Thunderbolt™ 3 support and in an optional silver chassis.Inspiron 14, 15 5000 2-in-1 delivers mobility and expandability with the bonus of an Active Pen compatible touchscreen.Inspiron 13 5000 offers a portable and thin form factor with optional mobile broadband for easy connectivity; and two sleek color options – Platinum Silver and Iced Lilac.Inspiron 24 5000 & 27 7000 All-in-One (AIOs) desktops announced at Computex 2019 and are available Friday, August 23. These desktops fit in your living room or dorm room as a simple and attractive entertainment system or TV replacement.Inspiron 14, 15 5000 (5493, 5494, 5593, 5594) includes a narrow border, FHD anti-glare wide-viewing display and Dell Cinema, perfect for the content-hungry user.Inspiron 14, 15, 17 3000 offers optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX230 discrete graphics card. The 14 and 15 offer a stylish build for on-the-go tasks, while the 17 is made for the entire family to enjoy throughout the home. Vostro 15 5000Our small business customers care about reliability, security and price, and are often wearing many hats. Our new Vostro 14 and 15 5000 laptop allows customers to tackle more demanding tasks with the performance benefits of NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 discrete graphics. Plus, the TPM 2.0 security chip and optional fingerprint reader keep data secure. We’ve also added our award-winning software, Dell Mobile Connect, so workers can connect their smartphones to their PC for increased efficiency. Overall, the laptop combines critical features into one affordable device small businesses can rely on to get work done.We are also introducing our first-ever 5000 series performance desktop for Small Businesses giving content creators, game developers and engineers the power, graphics and storage they need to perform their job at their best. The desktop equips customers with 9th Gen Intel® Core™ R processors and discrete graphics options up to NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070.Finally, we are integrating 10th generation Intel Core processors within our current Vostro portfolio:Vostro 13 5000, a compact, thin design fits into a carry-on; plus, it’s Skype for Business certified for on-the-go work calls.Vostro 14, 15 3000 equipped with the hardware-based TPM 2.0 security chip and fingerprint reader integrated onto the power button for top security.For more specs, details, pricing and availability across our announcements, please check out our IFA 2019 press kit HERE and official Dell.com IFA landing page HERE. Most powerful: Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell, November 2018 using the Cinebench CPU (multi-core test) comparing the Dell XPS 13 against competitive products with similar 15W configurations when measuring for sustained performance under a heavy CPU workload and controlling for processor wattage. Actual performance will vary based on usage, configuration, and manufacturing variability. See report here: http://facts.pt/Vm8PAx  The Dell XPS 13 laptop, developer edition began life as “Project Sputnik” a scrappy skunkworks project to pilot a developer-focused system. Thanks to the amazing feedback and support we received from the community it became an official product. Years later, we are on the ninth generation of the XPS 13 developer edition. Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability. Subject to service provider’s broadband subscription and coverage area; speeds may vary. Additional charges will apply. Contact your service provider for details. Color offerings are subject to regional availability. CinemaColor and CinemaStream (SmartByte) are not available on Windows 10 in S Mode.
First Published: 17th August, 2020 07:42 IST WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 17th August, 2020 07:42 IST Keibert Ruiz Starts Career With HR, Dodgers Sweep Angels 8-3 Keibert Ruiz homered in his first major league at-bat, Corey Seager hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers swept the Freeway Series with an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. FOLLOW US COMMENT LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Associated Press Television News Keibert Ruiz homered in his first major league at-bat, Corey Seager hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers swept the Freeway Series with an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.Max Muncy had a two-run homer, Matt Beaty also homered and Mookie Betts added an RBI single for the NL-leading Dodgers (16-7), who have won a season-best five straight.The Dodgers also swept a three-game series at Angel Stadium for the first time since interleague play began in 1997, although the Angels still hold a 70-57 overall lead in the rivalry.Anthony Rendon homered for the fifth time in six games for the Angels, who have lost four straight. Brian Goodwin also homered and David Fletcher extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games, but the big-budget Halos have matched the slowest start in franchise history at 7-15.Ruiz, a 22-year-old catcher from Venezuela, made his big-league debut behind the plate. In the third inning, he smashed a 1-1 fastball from Julio Teherán (0-2) down the right field line with his first big-league swing.The homer in the mostly silent, empty stadium audibly delighted his new teammates, who dispatched pitcher Julio Urías to find the souvenir ball amid the tarps and empty seats.Ruiz is generally ranked the third-best prospect in the Dodgers’ perpetually bountiful farm system. He became the seventh player in the franchise’s 131-year history to homer in his first at-bat, and the first since Garey Ingram in 1994.Muncy added his two-run shot later in the third, and Seager connected off Matt Andriese for his fifth homer in the fourth.Dustin May lasted only 4 1/3 innings for the Dodgers, giving up seven hits and two runs with two strikeouts on 88 pitches.Scott Alexander (1-0) gave up three hits and a run over two innings.Teherán struggled again with his new team, yielding six hits and four runs in 3 1/3 innings. His ERA is up to 12.38 over three starts.Rendon hit the sixth homer of his ascendant season leading off the fourth. Fletcher singled in the fifth, extending the Angels’ longest hitting streak since 2017. Goodwin homered in the sixth.WEIRD PLAYAngels rookie Jo Adell saved a run in the second when he threw out Beaty at second base trying to stretch a long two-out single into a double. Edwin Rios had been on second, but he felt tightness in his left hamstring while running out his double, and he subsequently couldn’t sprint from second to home on Beaty’s hit, failing to touch home before Beaty was tagged out.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: Rios left the game in the bottom half of the second. … Alex Wood was scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday. He made just one start before going on the injured list with left shoulder inflammation.Angels: Slumping 40-year-old Albert Pujols sat out back-to-back games — the first time that’s happened when he was healthy during his nine seasons in Anaheim. The three-time NL MVP recently reached 659 homers to move right behind Willie Mays for fifth place in baseball history, but he’s batting .186.(Image Credit Pixabay)