SYRIA: NGOs write to UN about Syrian journalist’s disappearance five years ago

first_img RSF_en December 11, 2018 SYRIA: NGOs write to UN about Syrian journalist’s disappearance five years ago Zaitouneh and her three colleagues – Samira Khalil, Nazem Hamadi and Wa’el Hamada – were abducted on 9 December 2013 from the Violations Documentation Centre in Douma, a Damascus suburb controlled by rebel forces at the time. Since then, no information has emerged about their fate. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Armed conflictsDisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expression Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and 14 other human rights NGOs have sent a joint letter to the United Nations on the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Syrian journalist and human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh and three of her colleagues, calling for an investigation into their fate. The joint letter by the 15 NGOs can be read here. March 12, 2021 Find out more Related documents syria_-_07_december_2018_en._f.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 2.41 MB News News Zaitouneh’s family has created a website where her most important articles can be read.  Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists to go further Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Armed conflictsDisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expression The joint letter calls on the UN, all international and regional actors involved in Syria and all parties to the Syrian conflict to actively facilitate an investigation into what happened to these four human rights defenders. Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law March 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation News February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Iron Mountain Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call

first_img Iron Mountain Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management services company, will report its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results before market hours on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The Company will also host a conference call to discuss results on the same day. The earnings press release, conference call slides, and supplemental financial information will be available at: http://investors.ironmountain.com, under “Quarterly Earnings,” at approximately 6:00 A.M. ET that day. The webcast link can be accessed under “Investor Events” and you may register directly for the webcast at the following link: Webcast Link. Investors who would like to join the conference call are encouraged to pre-register using the following link: https://dpregister.com/sreg/10151527/e0ff34924f. Callers who pre-register will be given a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call and bypass the live operator. Participants may pre-register at any time, including up to and after the call start time. Call and replay information are as follows: Call Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Call Time: 8:30 A.M. (Eastern Time) Domestic Call Dial In: 844.890.1796 International Call Dial In: 412.717.9590 Telephonic replay available two hours after the conclusion of the call for one week Replay Domestic Dial In: 877.344.7529 Replay International Dial In: 412.317.0088 Access Code: 10151527 About Iron Mountain Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM ), founded in 1951, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, and with a real estate network of more than 90 million square feet across approximately 1,450 facilities in approximately 50 countries, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include secure records storage, information management, digital transformation, secure destruction, as well as data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a more digital way of working. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005044/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations: Greer Aviv Senior Vice President, Investor Relations [email protected] (617) 535-2887Nathan McCurren Director, Investor Relations [email protected] (617) 535-2997 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NETWORKS SECURITY HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Iron Mountain Incorporated Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 06:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 06:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005044/en Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp Previous article$47.14 Billion Medical Spa Services Market – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020 – 2030 – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleThe Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Selects Triton Digital to Power Its Podcast Strategy and Measure Its Streaming Audience Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

A Ladies Night and Back in Time Night added features of Stardom Tent

first_imgLocalNews A Ladies Night and Back in Time Night added features of Stardom Tent by: – January 5, 2012 11 Views   no discussions Chairman of the Stardom Calypso Tent, Norman Letang. A “Ladies Night” and “Back in Time Night” are two added features which will form part of the Stardom Calypso Tent for the 2012 Carnival season.At the official launching of Stardom Tent on Thursday Chairman of the Tent Norman Letang, announced that the new features; female Calypsonians as well as Carnival queens, calypsos from past years as well as return to its old home; the Sisserou Hotel of the tent.“We want to make all the tents this year especially exciting. Our first tent will feature obviously all the new songs and we are going to have a special introduction, special beginning and in the course of the tents also we are going to have a Ladies Night which will feature the Carnival queens and the ladies calypso competition. We also intend on having a back in time night where we’ll feature some old Calypsonians and old songs; some of the guys will sing old songs, this is one of the things that people usually enjoy very much.”Calypso stalwarts like Hunter, Scrunter and Web have returned to the competition and Mr. Norman noted that they will also be featured at the tent as they “always cause additional excitement in the tent”. 2011 Road March King, Sour Sour.Stardom Calypso Tent which had been traditionally hosted at the Sisserou Hotel changed venue to the Krazy Kokonuts which is opposite of the old venue. That move according to the organizers was not a successful one. Mr. Norman therefore announced that the tent would return to its “original spot” and cited a few reasons for that decision.“We are especially happy to be back in our original spot the Sisserou Hotel or the Reigate Waterfront. Reigate Waterfront has a special ambiance and the sound there is very good, people enjoy it very much in the past it was always a sell-out and we can assure our patrons that this year is going to be even better than the past.”Meantime, Digicel Dominica who has pledged $15, 000.00 in cash and an unlimited amount in kind through its Country Manager Richard Stanton highlighted the importance of Calypso to the Caribbean region.“Calypso is deemed as one of the many ways in which Caribbean people showcase their talent and express their views on political, social, entertainment and other related issues affecting its people which bring much excitement with great rhythm. Calypso also forms part of the Caribbean’s unique cultural heritage which is carnival, to which many Dominicans both locally and in the Diaspora look forward to each year. Superior PickyIn related news; Belfast Estate represented by Mrs. Hyacinth Ducreay presented Mr. Letang with a cash sponsorship of $10, 000.00 and she also noted that the company is proud to partner with the Stardom Calypso Tent as over the years they have never disappointed their patrons. Other sponsors of the tent include; Bulls Eye Pharmacy, the Bank of Nova Scotia, Guiyave Restaurant, the Sign Man, DOMLEC, Dominica Brewery and Beverages Limited, Courts Dominica Limited Veteran Calypsonians Scrunter, Superior Picky and 2011 Road March King Sour Sour also thrilled the audience a preview of their 2012 calypsos.Stardom Calypso Tent will begin on Wednesday January 11th, 2012 from 8:30pm at the Sisserou Hotel in Castle Comfort and will continue every Wednesday night thereafter. The tent will climax with the Stardom King of the Tent Show scheduled for the 15th of February, 2012.The organizers are urging patrons to support the tent and help them make Stardom Tent a success for 2012.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Reds non-committal over Suarez

first_imgLiverpool will spend the next few days digesting the implications of Luis Suarez’s four-month ban from all football activities before deciding on their next course of action. As a result Liverpool’s hands are tied at the moment, particularly as they have not been involved in the disciplinary process which means they are now making attempts to ascertain the full details of the process. In a short statement chief executive Ian Ayre said: “Liverpool Football Club will wait until we have seen and had time to review the FIFA Disciplinary Committee report before making any further comment.” The club are reluctant to comment at greater length until they have pieced together all the parts of the case and subsequent judgement on Suarez. They have received no documentation from FIFA or the Uruguay Football Association and are as yet unaware of what was said in Suarez’s defence. Press Association Sport understands the club are taking specialist advice – which includes legal counsel – over what they see as an unprecedented incident. They want to ensure their response is thorough, responsible and calm, and it is likely to be early next week before officials are in a position to comment further. However, it seems unlikely at this stage that there will be any move to offload Suarez. The club stood by him steadfastly through his suspension for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and also his 10-match ban for biting – his second such offence after a previous incident with Ajax in Holland – Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Principal owner John Henry fiercely rebutted attempts by Arsenal to sign the 27-year-old 12 months ago and the fact Fenway Sports Group have never wanted to sell Suarez means they are unlikely to change their position now even in the light of the player’s latest disgrace. There has already been plenty of speculation over Real Madrid and Barcelona vying for his signature this summer despite Suarez signing a bumper new contract in December and whether either side decide to follow that up with a firm offer will depend on whether the two Spanish clubs’ opinion of the striker has changed as a result of this incident. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who enlisted the services of renowned sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters to help behind the scenes at Anfield, made huge progress with Suarez last season after the South American alienated his manager and team-mates by trying to manufacture a transfer last summer. After a brief period of exclusions he was re-integrated into the squad quickly and, having missed the first five matches of the season as the Ivanovic ban was carried over, returned sharper than ever to finish as the Premier League’s leading scorer with 31 goals in 33 matches. The Uruguay striker has been suspended for nine international matches for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini and will miss at least 12 games for the Reds as a result of FIFA’s extension of the punishment to include club football. Suarez has also been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (just under £66,000) and any appeal against the sanctions – which includes exclusion from all football stadia for the period of suspension and prevention of him training with the club – must come from the Uruguay Football or Suarez but it will not stop him missing the rest of the World Cup. Press Associationlast_img read more

Theatre and engineering schools collaborate to study interactions

first_imgTwo unlikely partners, the Viterbi School of Engineering and the School of Theatre, are teaming up to study human behavior in an innovative way.Center stage · Theatre students, dressed in black suits equipped with sensors, act out scenes in a room with cameras as part of a research effort. – Whitney Blaine | Daily Trojan In 2008, the National Science Foundation gave Viterbi a grant to fund a project that uses innovative motion-capture technology to study and model human interaction.The project aims both to analyze how people encode emotions and to provide mathematical models of interactions. To do this, Viterbi researchers have groups of actors from the School of Theatre improvise scenes in a lab equipped with cameras. The actors don special black suits equipped with sensors and move around in the lab.The fifth and final staging of this semester was held Friday. Now, researchers are hoping to use the data collected so far in their next published report, said Jeremy Lee, a Ph.D. engineering student who is working on the project with Angeliki Metallinou, also a Ph.D. engineering student.“What we want to study is when you [put] people in various situations of improvisation, we want to see how they express themselves,” said Shrikanth Narayanan, Viterbi professor of electrical engineering. “Their use of voice and body communicates intent, emotions and expressions.”In the digitized space, researchers map the actors’ body movement on a computer to track their motion with consequent speech.“We want to see how their specific intentions are expressed through their body language,” said Lee.The actors are given two sentences and two verbs and then interact using the filmed space.“We fit this data in a fairly sophisticated mathematical model. In what we call machine learning, you learn specific movement and voice patterns,” Lee said.Alex Lubischer, who graduated from the School of Theatre in December, said participating in the stagings is a unique experience.“You feel like a superhero,” Lubischer said after putting on the suit.Lee said that actors are integral to the project’s success because they provide insight into predictable human behavior.“Humans express a lot of noise because they’re hiding their emotions. But with actors, we script out that noise so we can see more clearly what humans do when they truly express emotion,” Lee said.The actors benefit from the engineers’ research by partaking in a new technology typically accessed only by professionals.“It’s a new thing to use [motion capture] in films,” said Sharon Carnicke, a professor of theatre  and co-principal of the project. “It’s been done primarily for effect. We’re really interested in improving the quality of acting within that field.”Lubischer said he thinks knowing the technology will give him a competitive advantage.“It’s a chance to work on something a lot of actors haven’t yet,” he said.Studying human behavior is not a new idea, Narayanan said, but the way his team is quantifying the data is. He said the research could be applied to fields including autism, therapy sessions and addiction interventions.The technology, Lee said, is similar to that used in the film Avatar but takes a different approach.“The hardware you see is pretty much the same [as Avatar], but we’re studying it in a mathematical-engineering way and they did it in a production way,” Lee said.In the future, the researchers said their data could possibly humanize the gaming industry or provide data to developers looking to add life to their technology. They noted, however, that it is still too early to make concrete plans.“A lot of work has to be done on the analysis part; it is more about understanding right now than production,” Lee said.Although there will be no more recordings for this academic year, the grant is funded through 2012.last_img read more