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first_imgNews News In a statement, the NDSCI said it was “dismayed by the wave of threats and other forms of intimidation” against several of its members, interviewees and the filmmakers. According to the information obtained by RSF, as well as the two journalists, at least three other participants in the documentary have left their homes as a safety precaution. February 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionCitizen-journalists “We hold the Congolese authorities responsible for the fate of these journalists and their sources,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The authorities have a duty to protect them and to allow them to work in an environment free of fear of reprisals. Journalist in Danger (JED), RSF’s partner organization in DRC, said in a press release that it regarded the threats as “extremely serious” given the “generalized climate of violence” in Sud-Kivu, where “several journalists have been the victims of still unsolved murders.” Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionCitizen-journalists The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. to go further July 18, 2018 Two Congolese journalists go into hiding after releasing documentary Director Gaël Mpoyo and editor Franck Zongwe Lukawa fled Bukavu on 7 July, a day after their 27-minute documentary, entitled “Mbobero: might is always right,” was screened for the first time in the city. They did not attend the screening because they already felt threatened. “Several strangers came to my home and asked my family where I was,” Mpoyo said. On 11 July, he received an anonymous SMS telling him to stop targeting President Kabila and to remove the documentary from YouTube, where it had been posted two days before. “We know where you are hiding and we are following all of your movements closely,” the message said. RSF and JED also called last month for the reopening of four opposition radio and TV stations that have been closed for years. Under the so-called “New Year’s Eve Accord” between the government and opposition in December 2016, they are supposed to reopen before the presidential election is held. Newscenter_img Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Receive email alerts February 18, 2021 Find out more Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Commissioned by a local NGO that is called New Civil Society Dynamic in DRC (NDSCI), the documentary includes interviews with villagers who were chased from their homes and with lawyers critical of the evictions. According to the film, more than 2,500 people have been evicted since 2016, 317 homes have been destroyed and a hospital has been demolished. “The threats following this documentary’s release are indicative of a climate that is very oppressive and threatening for journalists in the DRC and of the difficulties in tackling subjects that reflect poorly on the government in the run-up to a presidential election that has been awaited for the past two years.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) holds the authorities responsible for the safety of two journalists who had to flee their homes in Bukavu, the capital of the province of Sud-Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after making a documentary about hundreds of villagers evicted from land in a nearby locality known as Mbobero that is claimed by President Joseph Kabila. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo February 24, 2021 Find out more The presidential election that should have been held in late 2016, at the end of President Kabila’s term of office, is now due to take place on 23 December. With six months to go to the election, RSF and JED urged the authorities in June to postpone implementation of a new ministerial decree requiring all news websites to be registered. RSF_en RSF has alerted the governor of Sud-Kivu province to the situation but he has not responded to SMSs. The National Union of the Congolese Press (UNPC) has also called on the local authorities to “do everything possible to protect Gaël Mpoyo and his entire family.” News Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Gaël Mpoyo et Franck Zongwe Lukawa, réalisateur et monteur du documentaire “Mbobero : la raison du plus fort est toujours la meilleure” last_img read more

first_imgThe Dimensity 700 SoC also includes multiple voice assistant support including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Baidu DuerOS, among others. There is also support for Voice over New Radio (VoNR) services.MediaTek is aiming to bring the Dimensity 700 SoC to the smartphone market in the first quarter of 2021. Moreover, the chipset is expected to power phones under $250 (roughly Rs. 18,000) price segment.Alongside the Dimensity 700, MediaTek at its Executive Summit announced the MT8192 and MT8195 SoCs for Chromebooks. The 7nm MT8192 is specifically designed for mainstream Chromebook models, while the 6nm MT8195 is targeted at premium versions. Both chipsets come with an AI processing unit (APU) to support a range of voice- and vision-based apps. The APU is designed to process voice ID recognition and voice control, speech and image recognition, speech to text, live translation, object recognition, background removal, noise reduction, image and video segmentation, gesture control, and Google AR Core-based enhancements.- Advertisement – Both MT8192 and MT8195 come with a dedicated audio digital signal processor (DSP) to work with voice assistants. Similarly, an HDR image signal processor (HDR-ISP) has been provided along with a hardware depth engine to support up to 8-megapixel, four-cell cameras. The chipsets also support a single 32-megapixel camera or dual 16-megapixel cameras.MediaTek has provided 4K HDR video decoding support on both its new Chromebook chips. There is also support for Dolby Vision, 7.1 surround sound audio, and a Codec AV1 hardware video accelerator for an enhanced multimedia experience. Further, the chipsets come with PCI-Express Gen 3 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 support.The MediaTek MT8192 SoC comes with an octa-core CPU that includes four cores of ARM Cortex-A76 and four cores of ARM Cortex-A55. The CPU is coupled with a five-core ARM Mali-G57 GPU and supports LPDDR4x RAM up to 2,133MHz along with UFS 2.1 storage. The built-in APU 2.0 is also rated to deliver up to 2.4 tera operations per second (TOPS) performance.Chromebook manufacturers can add up to wide quad high definition (WQHD) displays with standard 60Hz refresh rate or full-HD+ displays with up to 120Hz refresh rate. The MT8192 also supports two full-HD displays simultaneously.In contrast, the MediaTek MT8195 SoC includes four ARM Cortex-A78 cores alongside four power-efficient ARM Cortex-A55 cores. The chipset is paired with MediaTek’s APU 3.0 that is capable of delivering up to 4 TOPS performance. There is also support for LPDDR4x RAM at 2,133MHz. The MT8195 can support up to three displays at once. There are also features including Dolby Vision, 7.1 surround sound audio, and a Codec AV1 video accelerator.Chromebooks featuring the MT8192 will debut in the second quarter of 2021, while the devices powered by the MT8195 will be available at a later date.Why are smartphone prices rising in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. MediaTek at its Executive Virtual Summit 2020 on Tuesday unveiled the Dimensity 700 as the latest 7nm 5G chipset for “mass-market” smartphones. The new system-on-chip (SoC) comes over three months after the Taiwanese chipmaker brought the Dimensity 720 as a solution for mid-range 5G phones. Alongside the new Dimensity SoC, MediaTek launched two new chipsets for Chromebooks — the MT8195 and the MT8192. The company also teased its plans to bring a new high-end, 5G-supporting SoC for smartphones that would be based on 6nm process technology and include ARM Cortex-A78 cores.Architecture-wise, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC is quite similar to the Dimensity 720. The chip includes two high-performance ARM Cortex-A76 cores at a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz, along with six Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0GHz. It is also capable of being paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM at a frequency of 2,133MHz and UFS 2.2 two-lane storage, along with up to 1Gbps transfer speeds.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Unlike the Dimensity 720 SoC that comes with an ARM Mali-G57 MC3 GPU, the Dimensity 700 SoC includes a slightly inferior Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. This might be a move to save some cost.Nevertheless, the Dimensity 700 SoC supports full-HD+ display with up to 90Hz refresh rate. The chip is also capable of supporting up to 64-megapixel primary camera sensors, along with artificial intelligence (AI) camera enhancements, such as AI bokeh as well as AI colour and beauty features.In terms of connectivity, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC comes with a 5G modem that supports carrier aggregation to deliver up to 2.77Gbps download speeds and seamless handover between two 5G connection areas. There is also dual-5G SIM support that will allow users to have two 5G networks on their smartphones simultaneously. For power efficiency even on 5G networks, the chipset includes MediaTek 5G UltraSave that is touted to intelligently manage the operating mode of the 5G modem to enhance battery life.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI, FL-February 1, 2020 –– AFRICA UMOJA The Spirit of Togetherness, a story of the African continent and its unbreakable spirit, is set to arrive in South Florida for its one and only American appearance Tuesday, February 25th through Sunday, March 1st 2020 at the Miramar Cultural Center in celebration of Black History Month. Sponsored by Cox Media Group and Aetna, the production is presented by and benefits The Embrace Girls Foundation, Inc.“All children should have access to opportunities that will help them thrive academically and socially. The Embrace Girls Foundation fills this need in underserved and low-income communities, ensuring that the students they serve are exposed to important and meaningful academic, wellness and enrichment programs,” said Richard Weiss, Aetna’s market president in Florida.“Aetna is proud to support this organization while building on our longstanding commitment to celebrating Black history.”Aetna is not alone in its support. The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; The Links, Inc., Miami-Dade Chapter; Black Professionals Network (BPN); WMBM-Gospel AM 1490; and Jesus People Full of Faith Ministries all have committed to hosting shows encouraging their members to support. WPLGTV Local 10 and Miami-Dade County District 1 Commissioner, Barbar J. Jordan are sponsoring students to attend Educational Day Shows and Commissioner Jordan is also sponsoring a pre-retirement evening show for her Miami Gardens constituents.“We are extremely humbled to have the support these individuals and companies,” says Velma R. Lawrence, CEO/Founder of The Embrace Girls Foundation, Inc., a South Florida based charity that provides after and during school academic, social, cultural and life skills training for girls who reside in underserved communities, at-risk homes or, attend low performing schools adding “many of the families and students attending these shows may not have had the opportunity to share in this amazing cultural experience that embraces family, unity and most of all a cultural experience unmatched.”Conceived by Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandeni and produced by Joe Theron, Africa Umoja was developed to educate a new generation of South Africans about their rich heritage and the power of unity (Umoja is the Swahili word for unity) by showcasing the glory days of South African music and dance, that persisted even during the country’s hardships. However, the show has become much more than either of its founders could ever have imagined, dazzling audiences and receiving standing ovations and breathtaking reviews in more than 50 countries across the globe over the last two decades.Fueled by history, the cast of 33 young adults are arguably South Africa’s most versatile and dynamic singers, dancers and drummers, drawn from the myriad of cultures that compose their rural worlds. The production will feature traditional love songs, lullabies, and internationally acclaimed choreography that narrates in passionate song and dance the moving tale of love and community that helped Black South Africans triumph during some of their country’s stormiest passages.Audiences will experience life in townships through authentic tribal dancing, joyous gospel singing, explosive drumming and heartfelt performances in an exciting tribute to South Africa and the Zulu heritage. Africa Umoja also celebrates South Africa’s freedom and democracy through a tribute to Nelson Mandela. The production includes the song “Long Road to Freedom,” which was written in Mandela’s honor and performed to visuals of Mandela in jail on Robin Island and his release from Poslmor Prison in 1990. In addition, there is a jaw-dropping tribute to America’s civil rights legend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Africa Umoja carries the audience on a musical journey right up to “Kwaito,” the equivalent of American hip-hop in culture, fashion and expression that is the dynamic club climate of South Africa today. The authentic pride spilling off the stage is utterly irresistible and a refreshing change to the norm of manufactured performances. Africa Umoja is a pulsating celebration of Black History from then until now, telling a story that every family anywhere can embrace.The Miramar Cultural Arts Center is located at 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, Florida 33025.Multiple performances are scheduled as follows: Evening performances are Tuesday through Sunday at 7 P.M.; Matinee performances are Saturday and Sunday at 2 P.M.; Group Performances Booked at www.embracegirlpower.org include; Educational Student performances @ 10:30 A.M. designated days; Weekends from 11A.M. – 4 P.M., the Miramar Cultural Center will be transformed into the Africa Umoja Family Fun Village featuring the Island Boys Seafood Trucks Festival and a host of free family-friendly vendors and activities.All seats are reserved. Tickets are VIP Opening Night Gala: $100, $75 and $50; Weekday Nights: $60, $50, $25; Weekend Nights: $75, $65, $40; Educational Student Days: $15.last_img read more

first_imgLunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Donation is $5, or $2.25 for ages 60 and older. Reservations are due 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays at the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. Call (805) 517-6261. Meals include salad, whole-grain bread, fruit, milk and choice of yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese stick. Friday: Linguini and meatballs, green beans, brussels sprouts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Here is this week’s menu: Monday: Turkey marsala, baby lima beans, sliced carrots. Tuesday: Glazed chicken, brussels sprouts. Wednesday: Turkey pot roast, corn, vegetable blend. Thursday: Stuffed cabbage rolls, baby lima beans, sliced carrots. last_img read more