The ranking

first_img RSF_en Organisation |N°|Country|Score||1|Denmark|0,50||-|Finland|0,50||-|Iceland|0,50||-|Ireland|0,50||-|Netherlands|0,50||-|Norway|0,50||-|Switzerland|0,50||8|Slovakia|0,75||9|Czech Republic|1,00||-|Slovenia|1,00||11|Estonia|1,50||12|Hungary|2,00||-|New Zealand|2,00||-|Sweden|2,00||-|Trinidad and Tobago|2,00||16|Austria|2,50||-|Latvia|2,50||18|Belgium|4,00||-|Germany|4,00||-|Greece|4,00||21|Canada|4,50||-|Lithuania|4,50||23|Portugal|4,83||24|United Kingdom|5,17||25|Benin|5,50||-|Cyprus|5,50||-|Namibia|5,50||28|El Salvador|5,75||29|Cape Verde|6,00||30|France|6,25||31|Australia|6,50||-|South Africa|6,50||33|Bosnia and Herzegovina|7,00||34|Jamaica|7,50||-|Mauritius|7,50||-|South Korea|7,50||37|Japan|8,00||-|Mali|8,00||39|Hong-Kong|8,25||40|Spain|8,33||41|Costa Rica|8,50||42|Italy|8,67||43|Macedonia|8,75||44|United States of America (American territory)|9,50||45|Bolivia|9,67||46|Uruguay|9,75||47|Israel|10,00||48|Bulgaria|10,25||49|Mozambique|10,50||50|Chile|11,75||51|Dominican Republic|12,25||-|Taiwan|12,25||53|Cyprus (North)|12,50||-|Mongolia|12,50||-|Poland|12,50||56|Croatia|12,83||57|Niger|13,00||58|Timor-Leste|13,50||59|Argentina|13,67||60|Botswana|14,00||-|Fiji|14,00||62|Albania|14,17||63|Brazil|14,50||-|Tonga|14,50||65|Serbia and Montenegro|14,83||66|Ghana|15,00||-|Panama|15,00||68|Nicaragua|15,25||69|Paraguay|15,50||70|Romania|16,17||71|Congo|17,00||-|Guinea-Bissau|17,00||-|Seychelles|17,00||74|Moldova|17,50||-|Tanzania|17,50||76|Angola|18,00||-|Honduras|18,00||78|Burkina Faso|19,00||-|Senegal|19,00||80|Uganda|19,25||81|Lesotho|19,50||82|Central African Republic|19,75||83|Cameroon|20,50||-|Liberia|20,50||85|Kuwait|21,25||86|Guatemala|21,50||87|Ecuador|21,75||88|Comoros|22,00||89|Malawi|22,75||90|Burundi|23,00||-|Cambodia|23,00||-|Qatar|23,00||-|Venezuela|23,00||-|Zambia|23,00||95|Togo|23,75||96|Jordan|24,00||97|Madagascar|24,50||98|Turkey|25,00||99|Georgia|25,17||100|Kosovo|25,75||-|United Arab Emirates|25,75||102|Armenia|26,00||-|Gabon|26,00||-|Guinea|26,00||-|Indonesia|26,00||106|India|27,00||107|Thailand|28,00||108|Lebanon|28,25||109|Chad|30,00||-|Kenya|30,00||111|Kyrgyzstan|32,00||112|Ukraine|32,50||113|Malaysia|33,00||-|Tajikistan|33,00||115|Sri Lanka|33,25||116|Peru|33,33||117|Haiti|33,50||118|Swaziland|35,00||119|Kazakhstan|36,17||-|Morocco|36,17||121|Djibouti|37,00||122|Rwanda|38,00||123|Bahrein|38,75||-|Nigeria|38,75||125|Afghanistan|39,17||126|Sierra Leone|39,50||127|Mauritania|40,00||128|Colombia|40,17||129|Algeria|40,33||130|Gambia|41,00||131|Ethiopia|42,00||132|Palestinian Authority|42,50||133|Equatorial Guinea|44,00||-|Sudan|44,00||135|Mexico|45,50||136|Yemen|46,25||137|United States of America (in Iraq)|48,50||138|Russia|48,67||139|Philippines|50,00||140|Singapore|50,67||141|Azerbaijan|51,00||142|Bhutan|51,50||143|Egypt|52,00||144|Côte d’Ivoire|52,25||145|Syria|55,00||146|Democratic Republic of Congo|57,33||147|Tunisia|57,50||148|Maldives|58,50||149|Somalia|59,00||150|Pakistan|60,75||151|Bangladesh|61,25||152|Belarus|61,33||153|Zimbabwe|64,25||154|Saudi Arabia|66,00||155|Laos|66,50||-|Uzbekistan|66,50||157|Iraq|67,00||158|Vietnam|73,25||159|China|83,00||160|Nepal|86,75||161|Cuba|87,00||162|Libya|88,75||163|Burma|88,83||164|Iran|89,17||165|Turkmenistan|93,50||166|Eritrea|99,75||167|North Korea|109,00| Help by sharing this informationcenter_img News October 18, 2005 – Updated on January 25, 2016 The rankinglast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsDon’t toss that cell phone; donate it NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center’s PREP (Phone Recycling Enhancement Program) has been successful in keeping more than 300 cell phones out of landfills. More than $400 has been raised from recycling used cell phones to enhance programming at the center. The center is still collecting. Phones can be turned in at the center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The Norwalk City Hall, Norwalk Social Service Center and the Arts and Sports Complex are also drop sites. SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk, which lasts 90 minutes to two hours, will be followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them, but the regular birders are quite generous in sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. Don’t toss that cell phone; donate it NORWALK – The Norwalk Senior Center’s PREP (Phone Recycling Enhancement Program) has been successful in keeping more than 300 cell phones out of landfills. More than $400 has been raised from recycling used cell phones to enhance programming at the center. The center is still collecting. Phones can be turned in at the center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 14040 San Antonio Drive. The Norwalk City Hall, Norwalk Social Service Center and the Arts and Sports Complex are also drop sites. The program is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, the National Institute of Senior Centers, the Norwalk Senior Commission and the city of Norwalk. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Adoption meetings open to families LOS ANGELES – Families curious about open adoption are invited to attend an adoption information session sponsored by the Independent Adoption Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the IAC’s Los Angeles office at 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1450. At the session, an experienced adoption professional will discuss open adoption from the initial stages through finalization. Parents who have recently adopted will share their experience and take questions. Reservations are required. For information or to make reservations, call (800) 571-2913. University Women to host boutique LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The holiday luncheon meeting of the Whittier Branch of the American Association of University Women, together with the Montebello and Brea/La Habra branches, will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road. A boutique featuring a large selection of handcrafted products such as scarves, dolls tea cozies, Christmas ornaments and baked goods, as well as “regifted” items, will precede the luncheon. Seasonal entertainment will be provided by the Tapestry Hand Bell Choir. Cost is $25. Reservations may be made by Saturday by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (562) 693-8535. Seniors eligible for free shots LA MIRADA – The city of La Mirada, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Health and Human Services and the Red Cross, will be offering free flu shots for seniors ages 50 and older, and those who have a chronic illness. Flu shots will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants must call to register for an appointment this year. For information, call the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160 or visit cityoflamirada.org. District board sets special meeting SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Little Lake City School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the District Office Board Room, 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is the presentation of school plans for the 2007-08 school year. The meeting is open to the public. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The program is sponsored by the National Council on Aging, the National Institute of Senior Centers, the Norwalk Senior Commission and the city of Norwalk. For information, call (562) 929-5580. Adoption meetings open to families LOS ANGELES – Families curious about open adoption are invited to attend an adoption information session sponsored by the Independent Adoption Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at the IAC’s Los Angeles office at 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 1450. At the session, an experienced adoption professional will discuss open adoption from the initial stages through finalization. Parents who have recently adopted will share their experience and take questions. Reservations are required. For information or to make reservations, call (800) 571-2913. University Women to host boutique LA HABRA HEIGHTS – The holiday luncheon meeting of the Whittier Branch of the American Association of University Women, together with the Montebello and Brea/La Habra branches, will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road. A boutique featuring a large selection of handcrafted products such as scarves, dolls tea cozies, Christmas ornaments and baked goods, as well as “regifted” items, will precede the luncheon. Seasonal entertainment will be provided by the Tapestry Hand Bell Choir. Cost is $25. Reservations may be made by Saturday by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (562) 693-8535. Seniors eligible for free shots LA MIRADA – The city of La Mirada, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Health and Human Services and the Red Cross, will be offering free flu shots for seniors ages 50 and older, and those who have a chronic illness. Flu shots will be given from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants must call to register for an appointment this year. For information, call the La Mirada Activity Center at (562) 902-3160 or visit cityoflamirada.org. District board sets special meeting SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Little Lake City School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the District Office Board Room, 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is the presentation of school plans for the 2007-08 school year. The meeting is open to the public. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,SOUTH EL MONTE – The 19th annual Bill Bell Bird Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, 1000 N. Durfee Ave. Although Bell retired as editor of the Whittier Daily News in July, the Whittier Area Chapter of the National Audubon Society will continue with the bird walk and Bell will continue to participate this year, said Cathy Walters, chapter president and leader of the event. The group will meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Participants need not be experienced birders. The walk, which lasts 90 minutes to two hours, will be followed by light refreshments in the Nature Center building. Participants should dress comfortably and casually. Bring binoculars or scopes if you have them, but the regular birders are quite generous in sharing their expertise and views of birds through their scopes, said audubon officer Linda Oberholtzer. last_img read more

Chelsea youngsters score late goal to continue remarkable run

first_imgChelsea’s youngsters maintained their 13-match unbeaten run after Lewis Baker snatched a 2-2 draw with an injury-time penalty against Reading in the Under-21 Premier League.The visitors started well and Dermot Drummy’s side were 2-0 down at the break but hit back through Andreas Christensen’s goal early in the second half.And Baker, who recently made his first-team debut for the Blues, fired home from the spot following a handball to complete the comeback.The team have scored a total of 18 goals in their last five matches.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Adamson, FEU dispute finals slot

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president It’s something Adamson coach Airess Padda was all too familiar with: That sinking feeling as the Lady Falcons were throwing away points on errors and were simply not doing their job.For six games into the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference, the outspoken American mentor thought the last UAAP season was all behind them.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “Because they’ve been losing for so long, now that they’re winning, it’s almost like they have a chip on their shoulder and tonight we got knocked down,” said Padda on Saturday after Far Eastern University equalized their PVL semifinal series with a 21-25, 27-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11 win in Game 2.On that night, the Lady Falcons committed 43 errors against the Lady Tamaraws’ 29.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You’re not gonna be able to win a match like that,” added Padda, noting that FEU also out-attacked Adamson, 61-52.Now the erstwhile unbeaten Adamson fight in a no-tomorrow duel against driven FEU on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:54Palace: Up to MTRCB, DFA chief to pull out ‘Abominable’ from cinemas04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Winner in the 6:30 p.m. match will have the unenviable right to challenge the juggernaut that is National University for the championship.FEU coach George Pascua must look for other options as team captain Bernadeth Pons is out, opting to banner the Lady Tams’ UAAP beach volleyball bid with Kyla Atienza.In the men’s side, Ateneo and UST also duel for the other finals seat at 3:30 p.m. FEU is already waiting in the finals.The Tigers stopped the undermanned Eagles, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, on Saturday to force a rubber match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextcenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Dutch dominates Powerman Philippines field LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

4 days ago​Ings hails Southampton character in Wolves draw

first_img​Ings hails Southampton character in Wolves drawby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton star Danny Ings was pleased with the character his side showed against Wolves on Saturday.The Saints managed a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Molineux.The draw leaves Southampton in 17th place, just above the drop zone on goal difference. But Ings took positives from the game.”For any player it’s important to have a positive mentality around the group, whether you’re starting or not starting,” he told the club’s official website after the game.”I really feel that’s important for a dressing room and I feel we have a great dressing room. We have players who are hungry and want to learn and it’s great to be a part of.”I feel it was a great point for us with the circumstances of the game, and now we have a great week coming where we can train, put our work in and hopefully put on another performance.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

2 days agoMijatovic can see Mourinho returning to Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Mijatovic can see Mourinho returning to Real Madridby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid sports chief Predrag Mijatovic can see Jose Mourinho returning to the club.Mourinho is being linked with Zinedine Zidane’s job at Real.And Mijatovic admits he can see it happening: “If Zidane came back and I never thought it would happen, why can’t Mourinho return to Real Madrid? “All the coaches who go through Madrid want to come back because they want to fix things they did during their time at the club.”But Madrid has a coach, his name is Zidane and you have to respect that.” last_img read more

Health Ministry Joins Call for Safety on the Roads

first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is reiterating calls for persons to take care on the roads as they travel across the country to visit with family and friends during the festive season.Speaking with JIS News Dr. Tufton noted that “we have seen too many road traffic crashes, and this has significantly disrupted the lives of families and loved ones. Also, the health sector continues to come under severe pressure, and I want to implore all Jamaicans to exercise extreme caution during the festive season”.He is imploring persons to practise good road-safety habits, such as driving at a moderate speed; starting their journey at a reasonable time in order to avoid having to rush; always using seat belts; ensurimg that children are using proper safety gear; and getting a designated driver if you consume alcohol and other substances.According to the Health Metrics and Evaluation of 2015, road traffic crashes are the 11th highest cause of premature deaths in Jamaica.In addition to fatalities, it is estimated in the report that more than 10,000 persons are injured annually in road traffic crashes.The treatment of these injuries puts a strain on the healthcare sector and significantly impacts productivity, primarily among young people.Road traffic injuries may also require long-term rehabilitation, while in more severe cases, persons may be unable to return to formal employment due to permanent damage such as amputation or severe brain injury.Road crashes are associated with increased substance abuse and a general increase in travel, among other things. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is reiterating calls for persons to take care on the roads as they travel across the country to visit with family and friends during the festive season. Speaking with JIS News Dr. Tufton noted that “we have seen too many road traffic crashes, and this has significantly disrupted the lives of families and loved ones. Also, the health sector continues to come under severe pressure, and I want to implore all Jamaicans to exercise extreme caution during the festive season”. Story Highlights He is imploring persons to practise good road-safety habits, such as driving at a moderate speed; starting their journey at a reasonable time in order to avoid having to rush; always using seat belts; ensurimg that children are using proper safety gear; and getting a designated driver if you consume alcohol and other substances.last_img read more

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BRENDAN FRASER

first_img Twitter Facebook Brendan Fraser wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it’s a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and gently wipes the animal’s eyes. The horse’s name is Pecas—the Spanish word for freckles. Fraser met him on the set of a 2015 History Channel series, Texas Rising. Fraser played a mid-19th-century Texas Ranger. They were filming down in Mexico, he says, when he and the horse had a shared moment of recognition. “Without doing too much—what’s the word? Anthropomorphic…anthropomorphizing… Without pretending that the animal is a human, he looked like he needed help. Like: Get me out of here, man.” So Fraser brought him back here. Fraser lives nearby and owns property that overlooks this farm, about an hour north of Manhattan. And though he’s been traveling for most of this past year, going back and forth between Toronto, where he was shooting a series based on Three Days of the Condor called Condor, and Europe, where he was shooting Trust, an FX series about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III produced by Danny Boyle, he makes sure to stop in and visit Pecas every few weeks or so. Why he does this is a question with a few different, surprising answers. But that is the way it is, I’m learning, with Brendan Fraser. He can’t help but digress—“Instead of telling you what time it is, I might give you the history of horology,” he says, in the middle of saying something else. He’s compulsively honest. His mind is like a maze. You wander in and then emerge, hours or days later, disoriented but appreciative that something so unpredictable can still exist in this world. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

first_imgMicrosoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate.Microsoft didn’t offer any further description of the fake sites, although it has previously outlined in court filings how this hacking group operated a network of fake sites designed to trick victims into installing malicious software.The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Microsoft’s report reflects a “witch hunt” in the U.S. The ministry said Tuesday that Microsoft’s statement lacked any proof of Russian involvement because “there can’t be any.”The revelation of new hacking efforts arrives just weeks after a similar Microsoft discovery led Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who is running for re-election, to reveal that Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to infiltrate her Senate computer network.The hacking mirrors similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.This time, more than helping one political party over another, “this activity is most fundamentally focused on disrupting democracy,” Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, said in an interview this week. The FBI said Tuesday it’s aware of Microsoft’s actions to disrupt the sites but the agency wouldn’t provide details about whether it’s working with the company to combat the hacking group.Microsoft’s court filing last week said the hackers “registered or used” the fake domains at some point after April 20.Smith said there is no sign the hackers were successful in persuading anyone to click on the fake websites, which could have exposed a target victim to computer infiltration, hidden surveillance and data theft. Both conservative think tanks said they have tried to be vigilant about “spear-phishing” email attacks because their global pro-democracy work has frequently drawn the ire of authoritarian governments.“We’re glad that our work is attracting the attention of bad actors,” said Hudson Institute spokesman David Tell. “It means we’re having an effect, presumably.”The Hudson Institute, which promotes American global leadership on multiple fronts, doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with President Donald Trump, particularly with respect to Russia. In April, the institute published a report entitled “Countering Russian Kleptocracy” that laid out a blueprint for punishing Russian corruption and discouraging it through sanctions, including on Russia’s sovereign debt.The International Republican Institute, the GOP counterpart to the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, trains foreign political operatives and parties on how to run elections and govern. Its members help political parties organize campaigns and observe election processes with the aim of fixing flaws and improving public confidence in elections.It is led by a board that includes six Republican senators, and one prominent Russia critic and Senate hopeful, Mitt Romney, who is running for a Utah seat this fall.The group’s president, Daniel Twining, said in a statement that the apparent hacking is “consistent with the campaign of meddling that the Kremlin has waged against organizations that support democracy and human rights.”“It is clearly designed to sow confusion, conflict and fear among those who criticize (Vladimir) Putin’s authoritarian regime,” Twining wrote.But Thomas Rid, a cybersecurity expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, said he thought the Microsoft finding as presented were nothing particularly extraordinary.“This looks like run-of-the-mill espionage to me, something that happens all the time,” he said. Think tanks in rival nations are generally fair game for cyberspies, including for U.S. and other Western intelligence agencies, he said.Microsoft calls the hacking group Strontium; others call it Fancy Bear or APT28. An indictment from U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller has tied it to Russian’s main intelligence agency, known as the GRU, and to the 2016 email hacking of both the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.“We have no doubt in our minds” who is responsible, Smith said.Microsoft has waged a legal battle with Strontium since suing it in a Virginia federal court in summer 2016. The company obtained court approval last year allowing it to seize certain fake domains created by the group. It has so far used the courts to shut down 84 fake websites created by the group, including the most recent six announced Tuesday.Microsoft has argued in court that by setting up fake but realistic-looking domains, the hackers were misusing Microsoft trademarks and services to hack into targeted computer networks, install malware and steal sensitive emails and other data.Smith also announced Tuesday that the company is offering free cybersecurity protection to all U.S. political candidates, campaigns and other political organizations, at least so long as they’re already using Microsoft’s Office 365 productivity software. Facebook and Google have also promoted similar tools to combat campaign interference.___AP political reporter Matthew Lee in Washington and AP technology reporter Frank Bajak in Boston contributed to this article.last_img read more