Indian reporter charged with defamation for exposing poor school meals

first_img News Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Pawan Jaiswal released a video on the 2nd of September – here in screenshot – to explain his reasons for reporting on the issue after a local official contacted him (photo: Twitter). India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media RSF_en to go further News “We urge the Uttar Pradesh authorities, starting with First Minister Yogi Adityanath, to immediately drop these proceedings against Pawan Jaiswal, who just did his job as a journalist,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This is clearly an attempt to intimidate a reporter who acted in the public interest. The ‘criminal conspiracy’ charge is a disgrace.” But the Uttar Pradesh authorities have not withdrawn the complaint against Jaiswal, which means he could be arrested at any time. IndiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedoms Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment February 23, 2021 Find out more September 3, 2019 Indian reporter charged with defamation for exposing poor school meals Follow the news on India Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the complaint brought yesterday by the education ministry in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh against a journalist who filmed primary school students being fed a very inadequate midday meal. The complaint must be withdrawn at once, RSF said. Journalists demonstrated in support of Jaiswal in the city of Mirzapur this morning. Receive email alerts March 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Pawan Jaiswal, a reporter for the Hindi-language Jansandesh Times, is accused of “conspiracy to defame” the Uttar Pradesh government because he posted a video of children at a school in a rural part of Mirzapur district being fed nothing but roti (grilled flatbread) with salt for lunch. April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting News India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. In a follow-up video yesterday, Jaiswal said a local official had told him about the inadequate school meals, and that he had notified the school’s authorities that he was coming to film. An official enquiry has confirmed the facts reported in the first video and, as a result, two members of the school’s staff have been fired. last_img read more

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A first-class accommodation unit does not cost a fortune

first_imgRavi Sabharwal, co-owner of the tourist platform Oliver’s Travels, in an interview with Booking.com he suggested a few tips on how to rearrange your accommodation units without investing the entire fortune.Sabharwal knows best how inevitable investments are, as he rents luxury villas through the aforementioned platform. If we want to secure reservations, stays and overnight stays it is necessary to invest in order to keep up with customer demand. For example, visitors require a connected bathroom, super high speed internet, swimming pools, hot tubs… and the list does not end there. Many units try to keep up with the market and offer various benefits and facilities in their offer, but how to stand out as the best in a sea of ​​identical offers (without paying an enormous amount for it).Sabharwal primarily advises investing in good furniture, far from factory or again, luxury. For a breath of freshness that visitors will always receive well, it is enough to visit local markets or second-hand shops. In these places you can certainly find unique and quality pieces of furniture for a decent price.Also, it is good to pay attention to the kitchen inventory. Many guests have a habit of planning menus in advance, and the knowledge that they don’t have to worry about basic utensils or foods like spices or coffee and that they are taken care of can really be relevant when choosing accommodation. It is necessary to point out what is in the kitchen itinerary of the accommodation unit, and one of the great ideas is the possibility of ordering groceries before the arrival of the guest, which is also welcomed by Sabharwal.Guests can also be offered a list of local catering, cleaning services, but also babysitter services in case of families with children. Enabling the accommodation unit to be a safe environment for babies and young children certainly adds value to the accommodation. It can’t hurt when we expand the offer by choosing entertainment content or board games, and this place opens up a number of possibilities: cricket, badminton, table football, but also cheap but high-quality stream services such as Amazon Prime or Netflix. For those who do not have the necessary SMART equipment, there are also upgrades to older models that can be found at affordable prices, however visitors can be offered a DVD library as an alternative to stream television.Certainly attention should be paid to details. They are a factor that gives the space personality, and a desirable departure from impersonality and uniformity. Flowers make the space seem homey and comfortable, and yet it costs almost nothing. Various details of the space give it something recognizable and in a subtle way they realize communication between the owner and the client. Speaking of communication, it is important to get to know the guest. For example, if visitors have children or pets, a few toys would surely leave a positive psychological impression, and the original welcome gift would be a basket with a range of local products: cheeses, homemade jams and marmalades, wine, pastries, etc.Instead of cluttering your guests with brochures and flyers, offer them your own suggestion of restaurants, attractions, excursions and unavoidable events – we have previously written about the benefits of full arrangements when keeping guests. Communication is paramount, and guests more often prefer safety and quality over price.After all, another handy detail is bathrobes and slippers, Sabharwal notes, and they also don’t require huge investments.Quality lies in the authenticity of an experience that requires a little imagination and ingenuity. Let the guest immerse himself in the offered arrangement, become a part of it and always gladly return to it.last_img read more

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Quarterback Timochenko improves stock after attending Syracuse camp

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ When the classroom phone rang in Matt Timochenko’s AP government class last May, Timochenko’s teacher asked him to pick it up.Every time a college coach visited Wilson High School in Reading, Pa., to talk to Timochenko, he seemed to be in this class, and his teacher figured it was just more of the same.She was right. But this time, the coach waiting for him wasn’t from a run-of-the-mill program like most of the others. Timochenko was told that Syracuse offensive line coach Pat Perles was there to meet with him, and he left class faster than usual.If you search Timochenko’s name on Scout.com, you won’t find him. Before becoming the starting quarterback in his senior season, he only played in a few varsity games as a junior for Wilson, a perennial powerhouse in Pennsylvania, yet his physical attributes and football IQ have made him a target for a list of lower-level Division I programs. And while Syracuse has yet to extend him an offer, his contact with the Orange has made him a more confident player.“I have different kinds of reaches, and Syracuse is definitely a football reach,” Timochenko said. “I would love to play there, the experience of going there was awesome, but I do know it’s a reach.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter talking with Wilson head coach Doug Dahms, Perles met with Timochenko and teammate Hunter Hatlee. He spoke with them about the SU football program and gave them brochures, one of which advertised a one-day camp in July.So when July came, a wide-eyed Timochenko traveled with his dad Kevin to Central New York for camps at Syracuse and Colgate.After marveling at the former players and cases of trophies in the Iocolano-Petty Football Wing, Timochenko ran a 40-yard dash and showed off his fundamental footwork and strong arm in a series of drills led by quarterbacks coach Tim Lester in Manley Field House.“Syracuse was probably the best camp we went to,” Kevin Timochenko said. “The best part about it was how short it was and that they videotaped everyone individually. I believe you can really evaluate a player in about four hours, and I know Matt also really liked (Lester).”As it turned out, Lester took a liking to Timochenko as well. When the quarterbacks sat down in the film room to look at individual clips from a three-step drop drill, Lester complimented Timochenko’s footwork.Even if that’s the only critique he’d ever get from the Syracuse coaching staff, Lester’s words were more than just football talk.“Having him single me out in a room of college prospects really made me confident,” Timochenko said. “It made me think, ‘I could really do this at the next level.’”Timochenko has turned Lester’s praise into on-field success. Wilson is 8-0 and, according to MaxPreps.com, is ranked as the No. 7 team in the state. Timochenko has 13 passing touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards through the air on the season.This play led Marist College to offer him a scholarship, Lehigh University to peg him as an option and a slew of other schools to show interest. He said that by now he could “probably play for any D-III team in the country, and most D-II.”“He’s controlled the football field and he does a nice job for us,” Dahms said. “He’s cool, he’s calm and he’s collected and he knows what’s going on. He controls what we’re doing offensively.”After football season, Timochenko will play varsity basketball for Wilson and compile his senior year football highlights, all while he and his family “wait for Syracuse’s call.”On Sunday, three-star recruit Alin Edouard verbally committed to SU, joining A.J. Long as the second quarterback to pledge to the Orange for 2014. Even if Syracuse never follows up, that one day on the Orange’s practice turf will go a long in way in validating Timochenko’s ability and hard work.His confidence will ring on, even if the phone doesn’t.Said Timochenko: “That experience and knowing they wanted me there is going to help a lot no matter where I end up.” Comments Published on October 21, 2013 at 10:22 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

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