Blogger sentenced to two years in prison

first_img Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation A district court in the western city of Ganja yesterday sentenced the blogger Bakhtiyar Hajiyev to two years in prison on a charge of evading military service. Hajiyev reacted calmly to the verdict, describing it as “unjust and politically motivated.” His brother said he would appeal.————–Netizen Bakhtiyar Hajiyev refused bail29 April 2011A second hearing in netizen Bahthiyar Hajiyev’s trial before a Nizami district court in the city of Ganja was held yesterday. Facing a charge of desertion (under article 321.1 of the penal code) brought against him in January, he was arrested on 4 March after calling on Facebook for demonstrations against the government. He faces two years behind bars if convicted.A graduate of Harvard and a former opposition candidate, Hajiyev has complained of being a victim of a politically-motivated trial linked to his online activities. In November 2010, he posted videos on social networks in which he condemned the results of legislative elections.During yesterday’s hearing, Hajiyev was allowed to take a seat next to his lawyers. Judge Emin Akhundov permitted a small amount of video footage to be taken but otherwise banned all forms of recording during the session. Hajiyev’s request for bail was turned down. A request for all charges to be dropped was not even examined by the court.Hajiyev, whose trial began on 19 April, complained of being the victim of repeated violence while held in prison and of being threatened with rape. The judge however refused to call witnesses over the conditions of his detention.His pre-trial detention has been extended twice. His lawyers have appealed against these decisions to the European Court of Human Rights.Reporters Without Borders urges the Azerbaijani authorities to release Hajiyev immediately and to drop the charges against him. The organization calls on the government to respect the international conventions that it has ratified by respecting freedom of expression. June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News to go furthercenter_img News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan May 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger sentenced to two years in prison April 9, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Hay farmers don’t need to visit a casino to gamble

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No matter what crops they raise, all farmers are dependent on the weather to make a living. Planting and harvesting both have to be done in a timely manner within a fairly narrow period of time and sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate.Unpredictable weather is a problem that all farmers face, but lately I have been feeling particularly sympathetic toward hay farmers. Rain can often be a blessing for farmers, but some of the recent rains have been a thorn in the side of some local hay farmers as they are constantly are faced with the gamble of whether or not the weather will stay dry enough to bale hay.Just last week I was taking a drive through Knox County when I saw first hand several hay farmers that had gambled on no rain and lost. An unpredicted rain pounded down on their freshly mowed hay fields. We all have witnessed rain falling from the sky on days when no rain was predicted; normally that rain is only a slight inconvenience, but it was a pretty large problem for these farmers with mowed hay fields.Hopefully this hay season will turn out to be a good one with more hay farmers winning rather than losing the battle with mother nature and her unpredictable rains.last_img read more

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Search and Rescue: 6 Approaches to Semantic Data Collection

first_imgIt’s been more than ten years since Tim Berners-Lee first spoke about the semantic web and computers indexing all web-based data. He said, “The day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines. The ‘intelligent agents’ people have touted for ages will finally materialize.” Since then a handful of companies have attempted to tackle the issue of machine-based indexing and language interpretation. None of them are perfect. Below are 6 unique approaches to semantic data collection.1. Powerset Tags:#Lists#Semantic Web#web 2. Cuil 4. Worio This team touted its language processing product as being much faster to index pages than Google; however, consumers rarely covet speed over quality and the site was criticized right from the start. Expectations were not met as Cuil’s claim to 120 billion pages indexed did not match up to the results on Google’s reported 1 trillion unique URLs. However, what Cuil did right was separate related search results from regular web results. That being said, without any human intervention, the related results are often bizarre and irrelevant. For instance, my name produces the rankings of Ultimate Fighting Challenge Champions. 3. Hakia Worio is considered a “discovery engine” as it is not technically a search engine destination site. While users are still required to visit the Worio destination, search is actually powered by Yahoo, Google or Windows Live search. Regular web results appear in the larger left-side column and natural language-based “discoveries” appear on the right. These discoveries are further refined by personal bookmarks and shared relevancy with Facebook friends. 5. UbiquityUbiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.Ubiquity is perhaps the opposite of a semantic web engine, but it serves a similar function for those looking to aggregate useful data. The Firefox plugin allows users to create command lines that incorporate natural language search with a series of mashups. Users can then combine relevant data from Craigslist, translation tools, maps, reviews and social networks for easy user visualization. While the end product is an extremely useful document, users may not be ready for the drastic behavioral change of using command lines for semantic data collection. This is a natural language search engine where sponsored results, regular web results and “credible” web results are broken down visually into separate categories. Similar to Wikipedia, Hakia employs a community monitoring system for credibility and “credible” results must be peer reviewed and seemingly free of corporate interest. One of the great features of Hakia is that users can tab over the site to show only images or news. From a consumer standpoint, Semanti sits somewhere on the spectrum between Worio and Ubiquity. ReadWriteWeb reviewed the product earlier this week and like Ubiquity it is a Firefox plug-in rather than a destination site. However, like Worio, it employs leading search engines, bookmarking and Facebook friends to produce results. Semanti’s key difference is that it prompts users to choose from multiple definitions prior to completing the search. Decision-making is actually human-powered rather than machine-powered. CEO, Bruce Johnson, said, “I tried machine-based semantic tagging, but my priority has always been a faster search experience.” While this is not the “use of intelligent agents” that Berners-Lee suggested, it is a “semantic” tool in that it helps the user distill meaning and relevancy from language.If you’ve got more examples of semantic data collection tools, list them in the comments below. center_img This site was one of the first to publicly apply machine-based natural language processing to a consumer search engine. Nevertheless, because public expectations were so high, when Powerset launched a Wikipedia-only beta, reviewers were harsh. The site was acquired by Microsoft shortly after the initial launch and the team has been low key ever since. While Powerset is one of the definitive semantic engines in existence, Microsoft is currently concentrating on using Powerset’s technology to index Wikipedia pages in Bing. Powerset’s search result pages actually contain a “Try this on Bing Reference” note in the sidebar of the site. Related Posts dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 6. Semanti Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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PSL: Cignal turns back Foton, wins bronze

first_imgLATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ But in the fourth, the HD Spikers decided it was enough as Jovelyn Gonzaga and CJ Rosario poured it out amid the Tornadoes’ string of errors to secure the podium finish.It was a sorry loss for the Tornadoes who went through the preliminaries unbeaten, absorbing only their first defeat in the semifinals at the hands of Petron.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMaica Morada and Honey Royse Tubino stood out with 17 and 12 points, respectively to provide solid back-up for Gonzaga and Rachel Ann Daquis. EJ Laure of Foton over Cherry Mae Vivas and Che Saet of Cignal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCignal applied the pressure just enough to see Foton self-destruct to prevail, 25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, for the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Muntinlupa Sports Complex.Gaining from the depth of their roster, the HD Spikers went all-out in the first two sets before allowing the Tornadoes to bounce back in the third frame mostly through the efforts of 6-foot-5 leader Jaja Santiago.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Estrella nails game-winning, step-back 3 as Mapua stuns Letranlast_img read more

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AUSTRALIAN TEAMS IN ACTION ON OPENING DAY

first_imgThe Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup begins today with all Australian teams in action.In the Opens division, both the Mens and Womens teams begin their title defence with two matches today, against Wales and Scotland while the Mixed team will face Switzerland. The Mens 30s will also take on Wales, and the Mixed 30s Scotland. In the Mens 35/40 division Australia’s 40s will face the host nation South Africa, followed by the 35s taking on France.Check the website regularly for results which will be updated daily.Day 1 Wednesday 17 January Note Stellenbosch is 9 hours behind Australian East Coast.9:00PM AEDST (12:00 PM)  Men              Australia vs Wales9:00PM AEDST (12:00 PM)  Women          Australia vs Wales10:50PM AEDST (1:50 PM)    Mixed           Australia vs Switzerland10:50PM AEDST (1:50 PM)    Men 35/40     Australia 40 vs South Africa11:45PM AEDST (2:45 PM)    Mens 30        Australia vs Wales11:45PM AEDST (2:45 PM)    Men 35/40     Australia 35 vs France12:40AM AEDST (3:40 PM)    Men              Australia vs Scotland1:35AM AEDST (4:35 PM)    Mixed 30        Australia vs Scotland2:30AM AEDST (5:30 PM)    Women          Australia vs Scotlandlast_img read more

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TFA Supports Headspace Day

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to be supporting Headspace Day today in support of National Mental Health Week.This national day of awareness is about ensuring every young person in Australia has access to youth friendly, mental health services no matter where they live.  Led by headspace, the campaign is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.Every year, a quarter of all young people in Australia will experience mental health issues. Yet even amongst those with severe mental health problems, only 50% receive professional help. Headspace offers a youth-friendly service that minimises the barriers young people experience when seeking access to professional help.Headspace has centres across Australia, in addition to numerous online resources. The purpose of Headspace Day is to increase awareness of the services and resources available to you people.To support headspace day, TFA will be sharing personal mental health tips on place cards, these will then be shared through our social media channels.The aim of this initiative is to help generate and share ideas so that young people can see the many different ways to maintain a healthy headspace.TFA encourages everyone to join with us in supporting this campaign and contributing to the conversation by filling out your own place card.“We whole hearted support HEADSPACE Day and the fantastic work that HEADSPACE does helping those suffering with mental health issues, especially youth. Within our sport we have 387,000 youth participants nationally, thankfully Headspace are there to support any who may be experiencing mental health issues.” Steve Mitchell, Touch Football Australia CEOPlace cards can be downloaded  here, with suggestion’s to fill out your place card located hereTo find out more about headspace, click hereJoin us in the conversation to assist removing mental health barriers:  @headspace_ausTouch Football Facebook: @TouchfootballaustraliaTouch Football Twitter: @touchfootyausTouch Football Instagram: @touchfootballaustraliaHashtag: #headspacedayIf you need someone to talk to contact headspace on 1800 650 890last_img read more

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