Vote for the Netizen of the Year!

first_img March 1, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Vote for the Netizen of the Year! RSF_en The nominees for the 2013 Netizen Prize are: Itsmania Pineda Platero (Honduras), Cheikh Fall (Senegal), Oumarou Mohamed Lamine (Mali), Suren Gazaryan (Russia), Murat Tungishbayev (Kazakhstan), Assen Yordanov (Bulgaria), Huynh Ngoc Chenh (Vietnam), Mosireen (Egypt) and Shiva Nazar Ahari (Iran).Download the list of nominees 2013 Since 2008, this prize has been awarded to journalists, bloggers and other netizens who have made a distinguished contribution to the defence of freedom of expression on the Internet. Organisation Related documents cp_netizen2013_ar-2.pdfPDF – 229.9 KB To support their efforts and to mark World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders and Google award the Netizen Prize every 12 March with the aim of drawing the public’s attention to the need to defend online free expression. From today until 5 March, Internet users can vote for the nominee they think best represents the fight for online freedom of information by going to the Reporters Without Borders YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/netizen2013).center_img Nine netizens have been nominated by Reporters Without Borders. We have chosen online news and information providers who have distinguished themselves through investigative reporting, projects or other initiatives which have helped advance online freedom of information and which are likely to inspire fellow netizens around the world. The nominee who has received the most votes will be announced on 7 March. The winner will be invited to the award ceremony at Google France’s headquarters in Paris on 12 March. Read in Arabic (بالعربية)I vote online !Two billion people worldwide now have Internet access but a third of them lack access to an Internet that is free and open to all because of government censorship, filtering and online surveillance. Around 180 citizen-journalists, bloggers and other netizens are currently in prison because of their online activity. To stimulate online interest, the winner of the Netizen Prize will this year for the first time be elected by the Internet public, who are invited to cast their vote online. News Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Smith brothers are triple winners at Algona

first_imgBy Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (June 21) – Daniel, David and Dustin Smith of the Smith brothers racing family each won a feature to highlight a night of dirt track racing at Algona Raceway on Saturday. Daniel was the first of the siblings to capture a victory as he won the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock race after starting on the outside of the first row. He grabbed the lead early and only a pair of caution flags delayed his trip into the winners’ circle. For the fourth time this season at Algona Raceway, David Smith captured the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Smith patiently watched David and Bruce Wickman lead early he as came from the inside of the fourth row. The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature went to Dustin Smith, who won his third feature of the year at the track. Mike Carlson was the early leader in the race before a caution came out on lap number six.Dustin grabbed the lead off the restart and only a red flag when Tyler Heetland’s car got upside down slowed his journey into the winner’s circle. Jake Simpson was the winner of a marathon Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Jay DeVries paced the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.last_img read more

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OVERTIME

first_img:10 Plain and simple, when Jerome Simpson—JUMPED…NO, LET ME CORRECT THAT—Flew over the Arizona Cardinals to score a touchdown, it was not only the play of the year, it might mark it as the play of the decade! Got a better one? You know the drill, write me and I’ll showcase you. (“Overtime”—Champion Enterprises, 416 Springdale Dr., Suite 33, Pgh., PA 15235). :09 What they’re doing to Hines Ward as the old folks would say…“It’s a sin and a shame!!!” First of all there’s no way a world class athlete goes from great in the Super Bowl last year to a bum this year. I ain’t buying it! He should still be the starter and he should already have his 1,000 catches. It should not come down to the wire like it is. And I know for a fact no receiver on this team hits like Hines. C’mon man!!:08 On that note, I told you before and I’ll tell you again if they let Franco Harris go, they’ll let anybody go. Watch your back mmmmaaaannn!!!:07 I’ll say it now before Fred Crawford says it. My Lakers are in trouble. Yea I know they took the Bulls to the wire but I don’t see enough fire power to get the NBA championship. But I am still on the Laker bus and I’ll be there till it’s over.:06 But I am stickin’ to my game plan … the Heat will not repeat. Say it loud, THE HEAT WILL NOT REPEAT!! (I hope):05 For all you Do-Gooders that thought …or hoped that they would burn down the Penn State campus, I told ya, I told ya, I told ya…in another six months nobody but the families of the abused children will care what happened. And come September 2012 “Happy Valley” will be happy again. And they will put 120,000 people in the seats again.:04 Just a basketball flashback for ya, just to keep you on point. Don’t get it twisted, I know I gave you the all-time greats but here’s some boys that will give you all you can handle and should never be forgotten. (You guessed it —the Top 10 List is coming at ya…Hhhheeerrreee we go…•Top 10 Players You Really Don’t Want to Mess With*1. Jeff “Junk Head” Burden 2. Mike “I’ll Fight” Gusby 3. Tim Tyler 4. Kevin Price Sr. 5. Heath Bailey 6. Ronnie McCrae 7. “Shanghi” Matthews 8. David “Dr. Death” Trent 9. Kevin “Dr K.” Walls 10. Cleveland “Shan” Bibbons:03 Review Time—saw a special screening of Mission Impossible and it’s a four basketball hit. Go see it, Tom Cruise is the man.:02 Glad Green Bay lost. Nuff said! Just don’t lie—um!:01 So you say you haven’t been to the Savoy yet. Shame on ya! And you’re the only one in town that has not gone yet. Well fix that and fix it now…get there for the New Year. It’s the best show in town, bar none. Now shut up and stop with the excuses!“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 Here-Ye…Here-Ye now here this, now here this. Former two time Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champion Robin Cole is now a motivational and inspirational speaker and is available to speak at your event. If you want a World Champion and a great guy to speak at your event, call me at The Champions Office, we’ll hook you up.:01 Get ready to get ready…the New First Friday is back for the New Year. Friday—Jan 6. at The Club Monroeville from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. starring the legendary Flow Band…“That’s Reggae Music Mun” —$10 Donation will Benefit The Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Starr Basketball Classic in April—Special Guest—The Force Women’s Professional Football Team—D.J. MeanGee is in the house with the jams and “We’re gonna Par-Tay all nite long yea- mun!!!”“TRIPLE OVERTIME”.00 Yo! Hold Up…wait a minute…Let’s go back to the movie. Paula Patton is worth the price of admission—10 times over. Man she’s fine! As a matter of fact she just replaced Halle Berry as No. 1 on the Finest Women in the World List. THAT’S RIGHT I SAID IT. And you can run tell Ms. Berry I said so. (I told her when she walked out on me I’d get even someday!!!) And by the way what ever Robin Thicke is working with…you go man! (That’s Paula’s husband for you Gateway people that don’t keep up)~ Now This Game Is Over ~ BILL NEALlast_img read more

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South Sound Ductless Answers Questions About Ductless Heat Pumps

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by South Sound DuctlessWhat exactly is a ductless heat pump and how does it work?This is a question we often get at South Sound Ductless.  People have seen our name or heard about the big rebates from their utility company and wonder how these things could work to heat and cool with no ductwork.  They want to know the “catch”.  Well, there isn’t one!Ductless heating and cooling systems, sometimes called “mini-splits”, work in much the same way as a traditional centrally ducted heat pump or air conditioner, but there are some distinct advantages over those traditional systems.First, there is no large furnace or fan coil to take up valuable floor space and the fan motor is smaller and thus quieter.  Also, there are no air ducts, so less heat is lost, and installation is much easier, quicker, and costs about half the price as installing a ducted system.  Instead of ducts, the outdoor and indoor units are connected by a small refrigerant line about three inches in diameter.A condensing unit is located outside the home. This contains the compressor which circulates the refrigerant to produce the cooling effect. There are several types of compressors but the latest innovation is inverter technology which allows the compressor to operate at an almost unlimited number of speeds. The units normally start at full speed when there is the need for heating or cooling.  After the set point is reached, the speed is reduced to pump just enough refrigerant to match the requirements of the home. This means energy savings as well as longer cycles which then provide more cleaning/filtering of the home’s air and more even temperature distribution.A fan coil can be mounted on the wall or ceiling of the room to be conditioned. This is the indoor unit, also sometimes called the “head”.  The head contains an evaporator coil, fan, and filtering system along with the control components.  Some of these units include advanced filtering systems such as carbon activated filters, electrostatic filters, or anti-bacterial filters and many units include more than one filter technology.  Many heads also include a very small motor to move louvers up and down and/or back and forth which enhances air circulation throughout the room.The system is usually controlled through a remote which you can use to set the temperature, change the modes of operation, and set timers.   Some units include a temperature sensor in the remote. Sensing the room temperature at the remote instead of high on the wall can allow for better comfort in your home.Many units include advanced modes of operation. Turbo mode or quick cool mode runs the fan and compressor on highest speeds to provide the most cooling in the shortest amount of time.   Dehumidify or dry mode operates the fan at lower speeds to increase the amount of moisture removed from the air.  Sleep mode can allow for energy savings without noticeable changes in comfort level.  A fresh air option allows a small duct to be connected and bring in air from the outside.Ductless heating and cooling systems can also be connected to more than one indoor fan coil unit. These configurations are called “multi-splits” and can help you to save money when more than one unit is required due to the size or unique configuration of your home or business.  These heads can be operated independently of one another and set at different temperatures to accommodate different needs.Ductless heat pumps are great for replacing older systems, whether ducted or not.  They work well in new construction, remodeling and additions.  And the energy savings is so great that significant cash rebates and tax credits are available for most.This article was authored by Marcie Meisenheimer of South Sound Ductless.  South Sound Ductless is a locally owned and operated heating and cooling system company.  Ductless heat pumps are all we do because we believe in the technology.  To learn more about ductless heat pumps and how you can save money and get big rebates contact South Sound Ductless.www.southsoundductless.com  360.529.7567last_img read more

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