Foreign journalists blocked from reporting on world’s biggest electronic waste site

first_img RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation Follow the news on China Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific March 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists blocked from reporting on world’s biggest electronic waste site News April 27, 2021 Find out more Two foreign TV crews have had footage seized by henchmen of the owners of a huge electronic waste recycling centre in Guiyu, in Guangdong province in southern China over the past two weeks. “It is absolutely unacceptable that Chinese or foreign journalists should be banned from working in Guiyu, believed to be the world’s biggest toxic waste site,” said Reporters Without Borders.“We strongly condemn the determination of some local owners, with the backing of the authorities, to prevent access to information by force, and the problems for the press in probing the hidden face of China’s economic miracle,” it said.“We urge the authorities in Guangdong to ensure the press free access to Guiyu.”French freelance journalist Michael Sztanke and two colleagues were surrounded by around 30 men just after they finished filming at Guiyu on 1st March 2006. They were forced to hand over some of their video tapes.“We spent 45 minutes trying, unsuccessfully, to negotiate with them, Sztanke told Reporters Without Borders.”Then things got out of hand and they stole the tapes and told us not to come back to the region.”A few days earlier, a Japanese television crew were set upon by several hundred owners and workers Guiyu. The Japanese journalists had both their tapes and video equipment seized.Police did not intervene on either occasion.Guiyu is a community of four villages on the banks of the Lianjiang river, some 200 kilometres north-east of Hong Kong. More than 100,000 people, who are paid the equivalent of around 1.50 euros a day, use their hands to strip down and sort electronic equipment, in defiance of the most elementary public health regulations.“The working conditions on the sites are horrible. In Guiyu, in south-east China, I have seen vats of acid spilling into the rivers. They were so corrosive they could dissolve a coin in one hour,” said Kevin Bridgen, a scientist working for Greenpeace International.“Many of the chemicals used in the electronic industry are dangerous and can be harmful to health even at very low concentrations,” he said.center_img to go further Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News ChinaAsia – Pacific News News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Your Perfect Pizza Companion

first_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Put away your pizza wheel. Don’t even think about using that giant chef’s knife. There’s another kitchen tool that’s faster and better for cutting a pizza: pizza shears! It might sound surprising, but yes! And if you haven’t tried them yet, it’s about the time.Scissors to cut pizza? Does this sound a bit untraditional? Maybe, but yes – kitchen shears are the simplest way to cut pizza. They are more than just scissors; they’re one of the most underrated, valuable tools in your kitchen. There are so many tasks they can handle, and now you can add cutting pizza to the list of their many uses. These pizza shears also offer a handy spatula to transport the slice from directly to your dish (or mouth)!There are other methods for cutting pizza, but none are quite as easy or clean. Even when it’s minimal, the sawing motion from using a knife has a way of pushing the melty cheese and toppings around, usually clumping them together. As for pizza slicers, it’s really difficult to get cleanly cut all the way through the dough. Kitchen shears, on the other hand, cut easily and cleanly through the crust and across the pie, leaving the toppings and cheese just where you placed them.If you would like to give pizza shears a try, get them at Tanager Housewares, which is located at 2156 Huntington Drive in San Marino. Call (626) 284-8154 or visit the online store at www.tanagerhousewares.co and use the “20% discount coupon code”: 20NOW4ME Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Cover Story Your Perfect Pizza Companion From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 21, 2016 | 2:09 pmlast_img read more

Yelp to Participate in the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference

first_img SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects people with great local businesses, today announced that management will present at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The live and archived webcasts of the presentation will be available on the company’s investor relations website at www.yelp-ir.com. The archived webcast will remain available for 30 days after the conclusion of the live presentation. About Yelp Yelp Inc. ( www.yelp.com ) connects people with great local businesses. With unmatched local business information, photos, and review content, Yelp provides a one-stop local platform for consumers to discover, connect, and transact with local businesses of all sizes by making it easy to request a quote, join a waitlist, and make a reservation, appointment, or purchase. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005838/en/ CONTACT: Yelp Inc. Kate Krieger Investor Relations [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY OTHER RETAIL MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS RESTAURANT/BAR INTERNET SOCIAL MEDIA DATA MANAGEMENT RETAIL SOURCE: Yelp Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:05 PM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:06 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005838/en Previous articleDatto Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results Conference CallNext articleMichigan House ties aid to giving virus powers to counties Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 TAGS  center_img Yelp to Participate in the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more