December 2, 2020 Find out more Almost a third of the population uses the Internet, up from only half a million people in 1998. Ninety per cent are men between 24 and 45, two-thirds of them with a university degree or the equivalent.This rapid growth is partly because Brussels, the capital of Europe and site of the European Union’s major institutions, was a pioneer of introducing new technology. The growth of the Internet is also fed by the many commercial incentives offered by fiercely competing local ISPs.Belgium is keen on free expression and human rights, but it was one of the first European countries to pass a law on retention of Internet connection data. In 2001, even before the 11 September attacks, such retention had been extended to a year. The concern to have and use this information is probably because the country has been traumatised in recent years by several paedophilia scandals and the exploitation of children through the Internet. June 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Belgium News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Follow the news on Belgium News November 23, 2020 Find out more News LINKS: to go further BelgiumEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts BelgiumEurope – Central Asia -Electronique Libre association- Internet Rights Observatory RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Organisation
PHOTO CAPTION: Vice Mayor City of Miramar and host to the Reggae Girlz, Alexandra Davis; Consul General of Miami, Oliver Mair; Entertainer and Minister, Papa San; Reggae Girlz Player, Ashleigh Shim; Reggae Girlz Assistant Coach, Hubert Busby and President of the Reggae Girlz Foundation, Michelle Adamolekun Alex Vice Mayor of the City of Miramar, Alexandra Davis, will be hosting the Reggae Girlz for Send-Off Celebration fundraising events and activities, May 20-24, in support of their qualification to the FIFA’s Women’s World Cup France 2019. “We are excited and honored to host the Reggae Girlz Send-off Celebration with events throughout the City of Miramar,” Vice Mayor Davis told CNW. “With the Miramar community having such deep roots in Jamaica and the Caribbean overall, it’s a natural connection to host the Reggae Girlz. We are honored to be a part of such a great experience.”Vice Mayor Davis has her own strong connection to the island of Jamaica. She was born in England to Jamaican, but grew up in her parents’ homeland where she attended Mico Practicing All Age School, Wolmer’s Girls’ High School and the University of the West Indies. She then went on to work for the Ministry of Agriculture in Kingston. Since moving to Florida, the Miramar Vice Mayor created a non-profit organization called Caribefest. The organization aims to foster diversity, tolerance and unity within Miramar’s robust Caribbean community, and hosts the Caribefest cultural festival. As a certified teacher, Vice Mayor Davis also formed another non-profit called Caribbean American Teachers Association of Florida, with the motto “Inspiring Students and Empowering Teachers”. The Vice Mayor is excited to support the history-making Reggae Girlz on their journey to France, and is imploring her Miramar community and Jamaicans throughout South Florida to come participate in the festivities, especially the main send-off event which will be held at Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex on Thursday, May 23 from 5-10pm. “Come, wear your colors, and let’s send off our Reggae Girlz in style!” Vice Mayor Davis says.
Pitcher Jordan Montgomery didn’t have a complaint about the fans, but did say the Phillies announcers were being loud.Jordan Montgomery was not happy with the noise coming from the Phillies announcers.”I heard yesterday that their announcers were being really loud mid-pitch during JA and other guys’ pitches and not doing the same for their team.”pic.twitter.com/oSqzgroOTM— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) August 7, 2020As for the Phillies themselves, the players seemed to enjoy the noise.“It’s nice to hear something even if they are quite far away. They had the horn going pretty well tonight and I heard a few of their chants,” J.T. Realmuto said. “It’s fun to get a little bit of fans out there. It’s better than listening to silence. It definitely doesn’t hurt. It’s nice to hear something out there and hear that support. It’s better to have them out there than not.” Yankees manager Aaron Boone was not pleased with Phillies fans, even if his team was playing in front of an empty crowd.Boone was seen complaining to umpires during Thursday’s game between the two teams, and the broadcast crew assumed he was upset with the noise from fans outside. Those fans are known as The Phandemic Krew, named after the pandemic hitting the country right now and the son of Bryce Harper (Krew). The fans have caused quite a bit of noise since the start of the MLB season. At one point they had a drum line, and during Thursday’s Yankees game they were using an airhorn.Yankees manager Aaron Boone is apparently NOT a fan of the airhorn that Phillies’ fans have outside the ballpark and complained. 😂 pic.twitter.com/tafCDeqLkZ— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) August 6, 2020MORE: A’s bench coach apologizes for Nazi saluteAfter the game, Boone admitted he had a discussion with the umpires over the noise.”It sounded like a horn was going off as the pitch [was being thrown]. And you know, in the environment we’re in, it’s almost like a golf environment where that sudden thing can … So I thought there was a timing element to it,” Boone said. “I didn’t necessarily think they would be able to do anything about it. I didn’t necessarily know who or where it was coming from, but it was something I at least wanted to point out.”MORE: Blue Jays forced to remove pitcher who wasn’t on umpires’ lineup cardBoone added the umpires said they couldn’t really do anything unless they saw fans actually in the ballpark. Baseball players, and athletes in general, are used to crowd noise, but there is a difference when someone is blowing an airhorn. There’s a reason (actually a few reasons) why fans can’t bring airhorns inside the ballpark. But since the stadium is empty, the airhorns from outside the ballpark are able to be heard much clearer.Yankees outfielder Mike Tauchman also said he could hear the noise from fans.”You could hear it. It was pretty loud,” Tauchman said earlier in the week. “Philadelphia is known for having a pretty passionate fan base and those guys want to find a way to support their team even though they can’t be in the stadium and that’s how they chose to show their fandom tonight.”
HAPPY TO SEE A WIN Palache was also thrilled with the result as Real Madrid came away 1-3 winners courtesy of goals from Isco, Lucas Vazquez, and his idol, Ronaldo. Osasuna’s top scorer, Sergio Leon, had levelled the scores going into the interval to ensure that it was a competitive match. “Hala Madrid! I got to watch Ronaldo play live, and he scored and did the celebration. What more could I ask for?” Palache said. “It was just great, and I got to sit down in the VIP box and see Florentino Perez (Real Madrid FC’s President) and also Osasuna’s president (Luis Sabalza).” As for Sharpe, she was most impressed with the atmosphere and how hospitable the Osasuna staff was. “The experience was great! We got to tour the stadium and met very nice people,” Sharpe said. “The Osasuna staff was just great. They were welcoming and very friendly.” Palache, who, when he had first found out he was winner of the competition, which is into its second year and sees SportsMax team up with the world’s most star-studded football league, La Liga, thought it to be a prank and is still in awe. “It still seems like a dream, but it came true for real, and I am grateful,” he said. “This couldn’t have happened without SportsMax and La Liga, so I really appreciate it.” – R.J. Pamplona, SPAIN: SportsMax’s La Liga Experience winner Calvin Palache got the VIP treatment on Saturday as he and his guest, Tishana Sharpe, watched Real Madrid take on host Osasuna at the El Sadar Stadium in Pamplona Spain. But in addition to watching the match live, the two were in for several other surprises along the way, which left them with memories to be cherished for the rest of their lives. The duo got official Real Madrid jerseys, which were later signed by several first team players, as well as Osasuna jerseys with their names printed on the back. “The highlight was seeing the Real Madrid players up close. CR7 (Cristiano Ronaldo) signed my jersey and also Sergio Ramos and Marcelo. I got 12 Real Madrid players’ autographs,” a beaming Palache said.
SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo’s 10 interceptions in 10 games obviously have not gone unnoticed. Neither he nor 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan sound terrified about them, however.“You kind of access the situation and try to move on as quickly as possible,” Garoppolo said Wednesday. “Take it for what it is, you made a mistake or a bad throw, and just move on.“In football, bad things are going to happen at some point. It’s just how you react to those things…. I’m a pretty even-keeled guy. Get the …
Categories: Bellino News 05Dec Rep. Bellino announces local office hours State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Monday, Dec. 18 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties.“I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable to the people,” Rep. Bellino said. “This commitment is why I will continue to hold office hours and meet with constituents every month, as I have since taking office in January.”Rep. Bellino will meet with residents at the following times and locations:9 to 10 a.m. at Biggby, 26614 Telegraph Road in Flat Rock; and10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Tim Hortons, 404 S. Monroe St. in Monroe.Appointments are not necessary during office hours. Anyone unable to attend is encouraged to contact Rep. Bellino’s office at (517) 373-1530, email [email protected] or visit www.RepBellino.com.