News Reports GhanaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expression GhanaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expression News RSF_en @RSF_Africa to go further Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent But she said the police had questioned 13 people in the course of their investigation, including Kennedy Agyapong, a parliamentarian who had threatened Hussein-Suale, and Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a journalist who heads TigerEye PI, the team of investigative journalists for which he worked. Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Agyapong, a member of Ghana’s ruling party, had threatened Hussein-Suale on NET 2 TV, Shot by individuals on a motor-cycle as he was driving his car in Accra on 16 January, Hussein-Suale had helped produce a documentary about Ghanaian soccer corruption that was first screened in June 2018. Little concern was shown in Ghana when threats were made against him and other members of the Tiger Eye team that made the documentary. “We welcome this announcement and urge the Ghanaian authorities to press on until the end,” said Assane Diagne, the head of RSF’s West Africa office. “The perpetrators and instigators of this crime must be identified and punished in accordance with gravity of their acts. This is the only way to render justice to the victim and to combat press freedom’s enemies.” Follow the news on Ghana Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the announced arrest of a “key suspect” in Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale’s murder in January and calls on the authorities to pursue their investigation to the end in order to shed all possible light on the reporter’s shocking death. April 3, 2019 “Key suspect” arrested in Ghanaian journalist’s murder News Ghana is ranked 23rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. April 6, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Announcing the arrest on Monday, April 1st, Ghanaian Criminal Investigations Department director Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah did not name the suspect or say when he was arrested, according to a report by Ghana’s Citi News Roo April 9, 2020 Find out more Ghana urged to ensure safety of reporters covering Covid-19 a TV channel run by his wife. As a photo of Hussein-Suale was displayed on screen, Agyapong said: “This Ahmed, you all know he lives in Madina. When you see him, beat him.” November 27, 2020 Find out more
As the autumnal weather commandeered the future weather reports, a chilly ocean breeze swept through the crowd waiting patiently for Modest Mouse to play the final show of the infamous Stone Pony’s outdoor “Summerstage”. Only a block from Asbury Park’s beach, hundreds came out and filled in the venue’s standing room–only space as the opening band Tropical Fuck Storm took the stage. Vendors dished out sausage and peppers on a fresh rolls as well as cold beers to the awaiting crowd.Just after 8 p.m., Modest Mouse took the stage to play one elongated set and returned to play a lengthy encore of five songs. The lineup had undergone many changes through the years, and the stage was packed with many multi-instrumentalists including founding member Isaac Brock on lead vocals, guitars, and banjo; Jeremiah Green on drums and percussion; Tom Peloso on upright bass, horns, keyboards, bass, and fiddle; Jim Fairchild on guitars, pump organ, banjo, and ukulele; Russell Higbee on bass guitar and pump organ; Lisa Molinaro on viola, bass, and keyboards; Ben Massarella on percussive effects; and Davey Brozowski on keyboard and percussion. Nearly all musicians on stage contributed toward the unique vocal blend, with Isaac Brock and Lisa Molinaro standing out vocally. Brock presented his witty lyrics in his casual, non-traditional vocal style, which kept the audience mesmerized.To open the long first set, Isaac led the band through “3rd Planet” from The Moon & Antartica, which featured isolated guitar riffs picking up steam into a percussive breakdown. The rare “Night on the Sun” from 2001’s Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks preceded “Sugar Boats” from their most recent release Strangers to Ourselves. Building off the momentum, Modest Mouse dusted off their first single from We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank with “Dashboard” before returning to their latest album with an electrifying cut of “The Tortoise and the Tourist” with distortion, reverb effects, and quick-spitted lyrics.The tempo cooled off for a nasty version of “Grey Ice Water” from the band’s 2000 album, Building Nothing Out of Something, which stood out with its extended, jammed-out, and psychedelic closing riff. Isaac Brock traded his guitar for a banjo for “Satin in a Coffin” from Good News for People Who Love Bad News and “King Rat” from No One’s First and You’re Next. Modest Mouse remained on the same album for the following bass-heavy groove of “Whale Song”. A solid performance of “Float On” came next, which was the track that broke them through to commercial success and garnered time on radio stations across the globe. Returning to Building Nothing out of Something, the band aced the slow and ponderous track “Broke” before finishing the set with “Ocean Breathes Salty”, another single from Good News for People Who Love Bad News.“Float On”[Video: javier alvizar]“Broke”[Video: Kyle54106]A lengthy encore consisting of five songs ended the night as well as the season for the Stone Pony’s Summerstage. Beginning with tracks from their latest album Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse played “Shit in Your Cut” and “Pups to Dust”. Returning to The Moon & Antartica (taken from the newspaper headline in the opening scene of Blade Runner), Modest Mouse danced through a frantic “Paper Thin Walls” before touching upon a brutally honest “The Good Times are Killing Me”. To end the entire evening, Modest Mouse destroyed an explosive version of the rarely played “Shit Luck”, also the only track from Lonesome, Crowded West played.Encore[Video: rdeal1999]With that performance, the outside stage began to be dissembled until the warm weather rolls in for 2019. Modest Mouse plays shows at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, tonight followed by a show at the Palace Theater in Albany, NY, on Sunday. To see the full tour, head to the group’s website here.Setlist: Modest Mouse | Stone Pony Summerstage | Asbury Park, NJ | 10/13/2018Set: 3rd Planet, Night on the Sun, Sugar Boats, Dashboard, The Tortoise and the Tourist, Grey Ice Water, Satin in a Coffin, King Rat, The Whale Song, Float On, Broke, Ocean Breathes SaltyEncore: Shit in Your Cut, Pups to Dust, Paper Thin Walls, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Shit Luck
Image courtesy of Sempra EnergyExports of liquefied natural gas from projects in the United States edged down during the week ending March 25. A total of 15 vessels departed U.S. LNG export facilities between March 19 and March 25, United States Energy Information Administration notes.The combined LNG-carrying capacity of the 15 tankers was at 55 billion cubic feet. This compares to 16 cargoes in the previous week with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 59 Bcf.Out of the 15 cargoes, seven departed from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG facility, three were shipped from the Freeport LNG plant and two cargoes each departed the Cameron LNG and Corpus Christi LNG facilities. The remaining cargo was shipped from the Cove Point LNG export plant in Maryland.EIA further noted that natural gas deliveries to liquefied natural gas export terminals jumped for the week reaching 9.2 Bcf/d, up from 8 Bcf in the previous week.Notice: LNG World News is soon to become part of a new environment Offshore-Energy.biz. This platform will provide you with daily news in the full spectrum of the markets and topics relevant to the energy transition. We will continue to provide you with all the relevant insights into the LNG market, in a new outfit.LNG World News Staff
Head coach John Carver was grateful for Newcastle’s decision not to sell striker Papiss Cisse in January after he fired the club to their first home win of 2015 against Aston Villa. “This season, he has probably scored more scruffy goals than he ever has, but I am not bothered because he is actually scoring goals. That’s why it was important to keep him here and that’s why it was important to get him in the team and put him in the right area.” The decisive moment arrived against the run of play with 37 minutes gone, with the quality of Daryl Janmaat’s cross and Cisse’s control and finish, if not Jores Okore’s defending, out of keeping with a poor game. Substitute Ayoze Perez might have added a second with a 76th-minute header which came back off the post, but, had it not been for two Tim Krul saves from Christian Benteke and Tom Cleverley either side of the break, Villa would have emerged with something to show for their efforts. It was just Newcastle’s second league win in eight attempts under Carver and, while it was unconvincing, it was definitely welcome. The head coach said: “The one thing I will so is we did actually show that professionalism that we didn’t show against Stoke City when we conceded the late goal, so maybe the guys have learned from it. “Let’s not hide the fact that today has not been a classic, has it? It’s not been a proper classic.. But I’ll tell you what, the thing that’s pleased me is we have kept a clean sheet, we have had players who have put their bodies on the line – and I have to mention Fabricio Coloccini in particular. “His block towards the end of the games was outstanding. That’s as good as scoring a goal at the other end.” For Villa boss Tim Sherwood, there were positives to take from a seventh successive league defeat as he prepares for next week’s double header against derby rivals West Brom. The Senegal international was the subject of interest from the Middle East during the winter transfer window, but the Magpies hierarchy supported Carver’s desire to keep him and were rewarded when he struck to secure a 1-0 victory at St James’ Park with his 11th goal of the season. Carver said: “His goal ratio is fantastic – but we have got to provide him with the service. If we don’t provide him with the service, then he won’t score goals, so I need to make sure that the team provides him with service because he is valuable to us. Press Association He said: “That [the performance] is a consolation, yes, but it’s still no points, so I want a really poor performance on Tuesday night and three points, please. “But listen, two wins this week and we will bounce into the next game. We need a shot of confidence here. There’s not a lack of desire in that dressing room. The boys really care, they really do care – they are low in there. “A lot of managers try to take the pressure off you – I think Paul Lambert has probably been trying to do that to the guys all season. I’m going to try the other way, I am going to put in on them, ‘We’re under pressure, boys, we are under pressure, this is a massive football club with a lot of good people involved in it and the fans are magnificent’. “The pressure valve is up already; let’s put pressure on ourselves to try to get points in these last few games.” Meanwhile, Carver revealed that the knee injury which forced left-back Massadio Haidara off on a stretcher is not thought to be too serious.
Imagine having a hobby you love so much and yet, the vast majority of your peers consider you insufficient, at best. This happens every single day for women in esports.You might consider that an exaggeration and while a horde of various outlets and surveys claim that the number of female gamers is rising, the number of women participating competitively is stagnant. The best option to succeed as a woman in esports is to find a female-only team to compete with. Why is that?As a girl in a boys world, I just wanted to seriously play video games. Maybe not as hardcore as others, but I wanted to be competitive. The easiest thing to do was find a girls only group. They feel my struggle right? In came Sweet Synergy, an amazing organisation aimed at simply getting women to come together and play in a safe space. I was on a team for some time and as I departed I realised, isn’t segregating ourselves as a female-only organisation a little hypocritical? We want to be included, and yet we’re completely excluding ourselves from the general populous of esports. From then on I was totally against female only tournaments and leagues. I never watched them, rolled my eyes at any event or mention, never had a care in the world. As time went by, and after some research, an epiphany took place. As I was watching the female-only Intel Challenge tournament I realised I’m equally as hypocritical if I don’t support women in esports in any capacity. Support is all we ask for in any realm. These women are busting their asses just as much as the boys to take advantage of every single opportunity given to them. Why scoff at them when they’ve gotten farther than most women can say?Organisations like Team Dignitas, CLG, and Team Secret are already vetting CS:GO female rosters. StarCraft II player, Scarlett, has won the most prize money as a female player for Team Expert. There are lists and lists of women currently competing that have found their own success. But most of that comes from female-only tournaments. Take CLG’s female only roster, for example. According to esportsearnings.com they’ve won roughly $30,000 (£23,990) in prize money since their creation in 2015, while their male counterparts have won roughly $300,000 (£239,904).Team Secret’s female roster taking the top prize at the Intel Challenge Katowice 2017If we want to support women to play just as well and as much as men, why segregate them? The overarching point of this is the fact that you can support women in esports without being a complete and total hypocrite, even if you think female only teams are contradictory. Women in esports need support, in any form and fashion. The list of women that have gained so much success where they are is slowly, but surely, growing. Most of them have no choice but to play in female only tournaments, but that’s what is best available to them right now. So why fault them for succeeding? You should build women up, not tear them down for their efforts. Is CS:GO your game of choice? Why not check out the next female-only tournament? Know a woman that’s considering the competitive scene? Encourage them to participate. Big fan of a particular host, commentator, player, or even journalist? (*wink* *wink*). Tell them. Tweet them. It’s the little things that keep them going. Knowing that there are encouraging people in this silly community we’re so in love with helps more than you can imagine.You don’t have to pick a side. Show the world that not everyone is like what you see in Twitch chat.