Witnesses of yesterday’s bloodbath arrested or censored

first_img to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation Parlemannews, the official website of the parliament’s reformist minority, has been inaccessible since 26 December, following the Supreme Council for National Security’s ban on any ceremony paying homage to Ayatollah Montazeri, who died on 20 December (http://www.rsf.org/Censorship-and-arrests-as.html). After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists A leading human rights figure as well as a journalist, Baghi was arrested at his Tehran home today by men in plain clothes and was taken away to an unknown location. A staunch campaigner against the death penalty and 2005 winner of the French Republic Human Rights Prize, Baghi had been summoned and threatened several times by judicial and intelligence ministry officials since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection on 12 June. In all, he has been summoned, sentenced and jailed more than four dozen times in the past 10 years. News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News February 25, 2021 Find out more At the same time, plain-clothes men today raided the headquarters of the weekly Irandokhte, confiscating all of its computers. This newspaper has managed to publish only two issues since its launch. December 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Witnesses of yesterday’s bloodbath arrested or censored Reporters Without Borders has received no information about several other Iranian journalists and bloggers who were also reportedly arrested. Several Tehran sources told Reporters Without Borders it was possible to demonstrate that these hacker attacks were being organised by the Iranian authorities and from Revolutionary Guard servers. The country’s main ISPs depend on the Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI), a company that was bought by the Revolutionary Guards in September. RSF_en center_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Yesterday’s opposition demonstrations, which were dispersed with violence and loss of life, were followed today by raids by the intelligence ministry and Revolutionary Guards on opposition figures and news media and a new wave of hacker attacks on websites. Several journalists, including Emadoldin Baghi, have been arrested. Follow the news on Iran Blogger and human rights activist Shiva Nazar Ahari (http://azadiezan.blogspot.com) was able to notify her family by phone on 24 December that she is being held in Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison. She said she was arrested on 20 December, the day before Ayatollah Montazeri’s funeral. She was previously arrested on 14 June and held for five months. Alireza Behshtipour Shirazi, the editor of Kaleme.org (opposition leader Mirhossein Moussavi’s official website), was also arrested at his Tehran home today and taken to an unknown place of detention. Mostafa Izadi, a journalist who works for several newspapers such as Etemad-e Melli, was also arrested at his home. News Several Internet Service Providers have meanwhile been cutting connections. The level of disruption yesterday was unprecedented: most independent or opposition websites were rendered inaccessible within Iran as a result of systematic attacks coming from “unidentified servers.” Rah Sabaz (The Green Way), one of the leading opposition websites, was among those targeted. Last week, the Iranian cyber-police attacked the Mowjcamp and Twitter websites . “The authorities want to silence the witnesses of the crackdown in order to continue committing atrocities with complete impunity,” Reporters Without Borders said, reiterating its appeal to the international community to put more pressure on the Iranian government to respect its international undertakings. “Baghi and his colleagues have no place being in prison.” June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa The authorities confirmed today that Reza Al-Bacha, a Syrian journalist employed by Dubai TV, was arrested yesterday. The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance press office nonetheless insisted that he was not working for the station at the time of his arrest.last_img read more

Arundo and Worley Launch New AI Software Company: DataSeer

first_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Arundo and Worley Launch New AI Software Company: DataSeer Facebook WhatsApp HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Arundo Analytics, a software company enabling advanced analytics in heavy industries, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Worley, a leading global provider of professional project and asset services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. Integrating industrial engineering with machine learning, the DataSeer software enables end users to extract data and digitize their industrial diagrams seamlessly. “We are excited to see customers impressed with an AI application that solves real problems and increases productivity. Unlike most Industrial AI solutions that require integration and configuration, DataSeer is an out-of-the-box B2C software. We are proud of this product and think the best way to continue its growth is by having a dedicated go-to-market concept. DataSeer will continue to be an important part of the offering from Arundo,” said Wayne Purboo, Executive Chair of Arundo. “DataSeer has revolutionized the way we work with industrial diagrams, enhancing project efficiency. The software enables us to deliver better value to our customers, as we help them along the digital transformation journey,” said Geeta Thakorlal, President of Energy Transition and Digital at Worley. The DataSeer application significantly reduces the time engineers spend on searching through diagrams, while standardizing data into comma-separated valued outputs and improving quality assurance and control. DataSeer aims to transform the way engineers work. For more information on DataSeer, visit www.dataseer.digital or follow us at https://www.linkedin.com/company/dataseerdigital/ on LinkedIn. About Arundo Analytics Arundo is a software and services company that empowers asset-heavy industries to operationalize analytics solutions, quickly. Our mission is to provide practical software products and services that improve the operation of industrial equipment, systems and processes through enterprise-scale machine learning and analytics. For more information, please visit www.arundo.com, or follow Arundo on Twitter @arundoanalytics. About Worley Worley is a global company headquartered in Australia and our purpose is delivering a more sustainable world. Worley is a leading global provider of professional project and asset services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. As a knowledge-based service provider, we use our knowledge and capabilities to support our customers to reduce their emissions and move towards a low carbon future. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005530/en/ Cody Falcon,[email protected]  KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENGINEERING DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE INTERNET SOURCE: DataSeer Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:51 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 09:51 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005530/encenter_img Previous articleDjokovic: “makes my heart full” to see Aussie Open crowdNext articleGlobal Respiratory Disease Testing Market Growth, Trends, and Forecasts Report 2020-2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

Ronaldo’s Portugal Takes on Chile in the Battle for Final Ticket

first_imgWhatever the make-up of the team that takes on La Roja, it is crucial they do not show too much respect to the South Americans and allow them to play their high-pace possession game.Portugal and Chile have met three times, with La Roja yet to beat the Europeans, who won two of those games and drew the other.With two goals and an assist, Cristiano Ronaldo is the competition’s leading goalscorer, while Portugal also has the most prolific attack, along with Germany. In contrast, Chile has scored fewer goals than any of the semi-finalists, but have also conceded fewest: just two, the same as ASeleçao das Quinas.Having announced that he would like to meet Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi today, Portugal’s Luis Miguel Afonso Fernandes, better known as ‘Pizzi’, said: “When I was young, he used to play for Barcelona and he was right on top of his game. And when I began to score lots of goals, they started calling me ‘Pizzi’. I’d like to give him a hug, though I want the Portuguese Pizzi to be the one who makes it to the final.”POSSIBLE LINE-UPS:Portugal: Rui Patricio; Raphael Guerreiro, Bruno Alves, Jose Fonte, Cedric; Andre Gomes, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Gelson Martins, Cristiano Ronaldo, NaniCHILE: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara, Jean Beausejour; Pablo Hernandez, Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz, Arturo Vidal; Eduardo Vargas, Alexis SanchezShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUPThe reigning European champions Portugal will today meet Chile the reigning two-time Copa America champions at the Kazan Arena to fight it out for a place in the final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.Returning to the stadium where they played their opening match of the tournament, a 2-2 draw with Mexico, Portugal will be hoping Chile are still feeling the effects of their intense encounter with Australia and will be lacking their usual intensity.Though his side had an extra day of rest ahead of them, Fernando Santos chose not to bench any of his attackers against New Zealand, a decision that could yet come back to haunt him.It has been a long season for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho, Andre Gomes and Bernardo Silva, while Pepe will have to sit the game out after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament.last_img read more

Betsson hires Peter Zäll as Chief Strategy Officer with Swedish focus

first_img Submit Related Articles Share Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Peter Zäll – Betsson ABStockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB continues its executive management team restructure confirming the appointment of Peter Zäll as new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).Zäll joins Betsson’s executive team from Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel, where he served as Group VP of Product & Marketing (2012-2017).Updating the media, Betsson governance confirmed that Zäll’s appointment would initially prioritise the firm’s strategy for the upcoming opening of a regulated Swedish online gambling marketplace in 2019.Jesper Svensson, CEO Betsson AB Operations, detailed that the operator had found the best candidate in Zäll, with knowledge and experience in Swedish verticals, marketing and stakeholder management.“I am delighted that Peter has decided to be part of the Betsson team as Chief Strategy Officer, his experience and personality fit the team perfectly. Also, as Betsson Group is gearing up for the opening of the Swedish gambling market there should be no better person to develop our position in the Swedish market,”  Svensson commented on the appointment.Zäll is expected to join Betsson leadership this May and will be based out of Betsson’s operational headquarters in Malta.“I am excited to join Betsson at these interesting times. I see many opportunities in the brand portfolio and look forward to working with the team to refine the strategy for the future” Zäll commented on his appointment as Betsson CSO.last_img read more

Esports recruitment and management platform DreamTeam to launch beta in September

first_imgAlexander ‘ZeroGravity’ Kokhanovskyy, founder of Natus Vincere and co-owner of ESForce has announced DreamTeam, an esports recruitment and management platform for amateur, semi-professional and professional teams. Alex KokhanovskyyThe beta will be launched in September 2017, and will be based on blockchain and will “foster trust and transparency, particularly through smart contracts”. The driver behind the creation of such a platform is apparent. The driver behind the venture is the sheer amount of players registered to the top esports titles, and the comparatively small amount of esports organisations in comparison. DreamTeam believe that one of the reasons for the disparity in the ratio of players to clubs is the barrier to entry when it comes to building and managing a new team — which is what the new platform aims to address. It will provide an all-in-one solution for gamers who want to build, grow, manage and monetise their team. The release provides three main functions:Recruitment Network and Database: An extensive database providing information on players, teams, coaches, managers and practice games and tournament performance.Fast pipeline to pro: Machine learning algorithms will determine a player’s current skill level, match those players with other “team-building” gamers, enabling the player to develop. Club growth tools: DreamTeam will offer tools for team management, coaching, analysis, scouting, media and marketing.  “With 17 years of esports experience I personally progressed from amateur player, to semi-professional, to professional CS:GO player, and then to team captain, coach, manager and CEO. Wearing all of these hats gave me the unique perspective of the challenges players and teams face. By removing the barrier to entry, I am confident that the launch of DreamTeam will lead to a hundreds of thousands of new clubs and teams in upcoming years, and will significantly increase esports market revenue and viewership. We have a unique opportunity to forever change the landscape of  the industry and make esports the number one sport on the planet.” said DreamTeam CEO, Alexander Kokhanovskyy.By using the aforementioned blockchain and smart-contracts technology, DreamTeam’s aim is to foster and build a multi-billion dollar ecosystem on the platform thorough media right sales, sponsorships, players salaries, and prize money, all of which will be paid in DreamTeam Token, a dedicated Token currency. It’s not Kokhanovskyy’s first foray into crpyto either, with Dmarket.io another project he’s heavily involved in.Esports Insider says: Interesting move, again revolved around the world of crypto. We’ll keep a keen eye out on how the beta goes and how the latest venture unfolds. Should it achieve its goals, it could be fundamentally change the esports ecosystem.last_img read more