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

3 days agoJuventus goalkeeper Szczesny: Dybala made difference for Lokomotiv Moscow win

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus goalkeeper Szczesny: Dybala made difference for Lokomotiv Moscow winby Carlos Volcano3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was always confident of victory over Lokomotiv Moscow.The Russians had taken a shock lead after 30 minutes, but Dybala scored twice in two minutes late in the second-half to win this Champions League clash 2-1.“It was a struggle to get the result, but we controlled the game for 90 minutes and needed a lot of patience to break them down, as they were very organised and put a solid wall back there,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.“A great left-foot shot from Dybala made the difference. Lokomotiv were clammed up in defence and we had to move the ball from left to right and back again to open up some spaces.“We must continue being protagonists in Serie A too and that means getting three points against Lecce this weekend.” last_img read more

Watch Tim Tebow, Nick Saban Jump Into A Lake Together

first_imgTim Tebow, Nick Saban speak with ESPN's Marty Smith.The media knows Alabama head coach Nick Saban for his long rants during media conferences and for winning four out of the last seven national championships.He has a playful side too, though.In an interview with ESPN reporter Marty Smith and college football analyst Tim Tebow, Nick Saban opened up his home on Georgia’s Lake Burton and revealed that playful side.Don’t believe it? Watch him jump into the lake with his two visitors, fully clothed:[email protected] & @MartySmithESPN invited themselves to Nick Saban’s house. See the full interview at 9:30am ET on ESPN.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 28, 2016The SportsCenter preseason interview with the acclaimed coach set a goal of humanizing the legend. ESPN promoted the visit as “Nick Saban like you’ve never seen him before.” From previews, it definitely lives up to that expectation.The interview took at the end of July, shortly before Alabama opened fall camp. The intimate group made points to discuss non-football topics, including life and family.In addition to jumping into a lake with Saban, the two ESPN representatives grilled the coach on his keys to success while he casually drove his boat.“I don’t think about what was accomplished in the past. I really spend all my time thinking about the next challenge,” Saban told the two reporters.The Tim Tebow, Nick Saban and Marty Smith interview aired this morning at 9:30 E.T. on SportsCenter. It will continue to air throughout the day.Alabama opens its 2016 season Sept. 3 against USC.last_img read more

Filmmaker receives nonbinary birth certificate after legal battle with Ontario

first_imgAn Ontario-born filmmaker has been issued a non-binary birth certificate after a year-long legal battle with the provincial government and says receiving the document marks a victory for the non-binary and transgender community.Joshua M. Ferguson, who identifies as neither a man nor a woman and uses the gender-neutral pronoun “they,” returned home from a trip abroad to find the birth certificate in the mail last week.“I’m feeling good to finally have my birth certificate that correctly displays who I am,” the 35-year-old said over the phone from their home in Vancouver.“This moment not only reaffirms who we are, and our protection under the law in Ontario and in Canada, but it’s a relief because we are counted. That’s quite an incredible feeling, because it makes it clear that we exist.”Ferguson, who was born in Brantford, Ont., applied to a Toronto branch of Service Ontario to change the sex designation on their birth registration to non-binary in May of 2017. When the case was delayed, Ferguson filed a human rights complaint, which eventually prompted a policy change.People can now choose between “M” for male, “F” for female and “X” for non-binary. They can also opt not to display a sex designation on the birth certificate at all.Gender-neutral birth certificates are currently also available in Newfoundland and Labrador and in the Northwest Territories, and Ferguson hopes more provinces will follow suit.“I hope that this inspires other provinces and encourages this kind of legislation to happen across the country,” Ferguson said.Last August, the federal government announced a plan to start offering a gender-neutral option on passports.Ontario previously offered non-binary options for drivers’ licenses and health cards, but not birth certificates. The change is significant, said Ferguson, calling birth certificates “the most vital form of ID for personhood.”Service Ontario said the new policy on birth certificates is in line with the province’s goal to “recognize and respect all transgender and non-binary people in Ontario, and give all Ontarians access to identification that matches their gender identity.”Recognition of that kind has both practical and symbolic benefits for transgender people, Ferguson said.“The ability to change your identification (…) makes a big difference, and can decrease the social isolation, anxiety, depression,” they said.“My family is very proud of me and it means a lot to me to have a supportive family,” Ferguson added. “They see the change in me, just over the last tiny bit of time that I’ve had this birth certificate.”last_img read more

AAP, BJP in twitter war over Delhi statehood

first_imgNew Delhi: The ruling AAP and the BJP engaged in a tug of war on Twitter on Wednesday, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia questioning the saffron party why it failed to keep its electoral promise of granting full statehood to Delhi. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Sisodia argued with Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana, who challenged the deputy chief minister for a public debate on the issue of full statehood for Delhi.Naming his father former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal also slammed Khurana and and claimed that he was “speaking against his father who had martyred for full statehood to Delhi.” A furious Khurana also challenged Kejriwal for an open debate if he had “courage” to face his questions. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsSisodia asked Khurana, why Delhi was deprived of full statehood despite BJP promising it in its election manifesto. “Harish Khurana ji what I understand was also comprehended by late Madan Lal Khurana Sahab, but its sad that you have still not understood the anti-Delhi politics of Modi ji. Do not betray Delhi…just tell if Delhi should have full statehood or not ?” Sisodia tweeted. Khurana replied by saying issues are solved through discussion and added many departments that did not come under Delhi government came under it due to his father’s talks with the Centre. “You are crying over what you do not have. You could have done much with what you have. The powers of Delhi government were known when you came to power. Excuses are being made because promises were not fulfilled. Why you did not demand full statehood before election time?” Khurana hit back at Sisodia. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe also challenged Sisodia for a public debate at a place and time of his choice over the issues of AAP government’s achievements and full statehood. Sisodia, however, did not accept the challenge and sought to corner Khurana over his party’s promise of full statehood. “We can discuss the issues one by one here (Twitter)…I am raising the first issue..what did your government do on full statehood promised by you (BJP) in 2014 manifesto,” Sisodia asked Khurana, pointing over 1.7 million Twitter users who were following their debate. Khurana replied back saying Sisodia was avoiding a public debate on the issue because he had no answers for his questions. The two leaders also sparred accusing each other for not taking initiatives for full statehood to Delhi. Khurana asked Sisodia about process for achieving full statehood. “Brother, your party promised full statehood in its manifesto. People voted believing in Modi’s manifesto….you (BJP) formed the government. Now, you are asking me about process of a promise made by you,” Sisodia replied. The ruling AAP is campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, by aggressively raising the issue of full statehood.AAP and BJP burn each other’s election manifestosNew Delhi: Amid tug of war, Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday burnt each other’s election manifestos. Both the parties also held protests blaming each other to cheat people of Delhi.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Delhi MLA Gopal Rai were present at the time. AAP said that it burnt the BJP manifesto to protest against its ‘betrayal’ of not granting full statehood to Delhi. The BJP burnt AAP’s election manifesto and a symbolic tower of its “failed promises” as it accused it of “cheating” people of Delhi. The party alleged that the Kejriwal government did not fulfil it’s promises of developing unauthorised colonies, to make Delhi pollution free, opening 20 colleges, buying 10,000 buses and cleaning the Yamuna river, among others.last_img read more

Kolkata, Bidhannagar Police keep successful vigil to ensure trouble-free Dol Jatra and Holi

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata and Bidhannagar Police have successfully maintained the law and order situation across the city, leading to trouble-free celebration for city residents. During Dol Jatra on Thursday and Holi on Friday, a total of 174 persons have been arrested by Kolkata police for alleged disorderly conduct.According to sources, as per the arrangement there were 709 police pickets set up on Thursday. All Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) and Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) of Kolkata Police were kept on supervising duty throughout the day. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAlso multiple mobile patrolling vans in each division and Quick Response Team (QRT) and Heavy Radio Flying Squad (HRFS) vans were there in strategic points across the city. Apart from law and order, special anti-crime teams were also deployed to prevent any untoward incident across the city. The women team of Kolkata Police, popularly known as ‘The Winners’, was also found on duty on Thursday and Friday. Sources informed that the number of complaints has come down compared to the previous years. The maximum number of arrests were made from the East Division of Kolkata Police. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayApart from law and order and crime, traffic police personnel were also there to prevent drunken driving, over speeding, rash driving and other traffic norm violations. On Thursday, 711 persons were prosecuted for riding bikes without wearing helmets. 11 persons were arrested and later bailed out for driving in drunken condition. On Friday, 699 bike riders were prosecuted for not wearing helmets, while 39 drivers have been arrested and later bailed out after prosecution for allegedly driving in drunken condition. Apart from Kolkata Police, Bidhannagar Police has also successfully managed to keep the law and order situation under control and prevent crimes on Thursday. During special drives and naka checking, 198 persons were arrested under several sections of IPC for allegedly creating nuisance, disorderly conduct and disobeying orders by the police. 76 persons were arrested and later bailed out for driving in drunken condition.last_img read more

Fire in Delhi factory, no casualties

first_imgNew Delhi: A major fire engulfed a chemical factory in Naraina area here on Monday, forcing 30 fire tenders to battle the flames, an official said. No casualty has been reported. The incident happened in the Naraina industrial area.last_img

Immigration in France: Right of Soil Targeted Once Again

first_imgBordeaux – Immigration is back on the French political scene. Jean François Copé, president of right wing party UMP, has announced his formation will propose a bill aiming at redefining the French right of soil.Currently, under the jus soli, every child born in France of foreign parents automatically acquires the French nationality when he turns 18 if he has lived in France for at least five years between the age of 8 and 18. However, Guillaume Larrivé, a UMP MP, wants things to change and will present a potential reform before the National Assembly today.“Children born in France to foreign parents are destined to become French, but that right to French nationality must not be open to those who ignore the republican pact,” said Larrivé about the four articles he plans to present. One of them “Subordinate the benefit from the jus soli to the demonstration of the child’s will to acquire the French citizenship.” In other words, the state will be able to make a selection of individuals who deserve to become French or not.The text also mentions the possibility to deny citizenship to women wearing a veil, illegal immigrants and people having been to jail for at least six months.The initiative is supported by former President Sarkozy’s most fervent followers, even though Sarkozy has himself always defended this right. During the 2012 presidential campaign, he had declared “The right of soil is part of the French tradition.”Indeed, the jus soli was first introduced in the French law on February 23, 1515. With local elections less than 5 months away and France’s long tradition as a host country for immigrants, immigration is definitely on the agenda and remains a burning topic. On October 9th, Roma teenager Leonarda was arrested during a school field trip and deported to Kosovo with her family, sparking national anger and indignation.last_img read more

Commentary Big East should take a back seat to the Big Ten

The Big Ten Tournament is a middle child. No one outside of the conference pays much attention to it because they’re too busy watching the golden boy of postseason conference tournaments, the Big East Tournament. Year after year, the Big East Tournament provides college basketball fans across the country with classic games and classic performances in the mecca of the basketball world (Madison Square Garden). There was the six-overtime game between Connecticut and Syracuse in 2009 and Kemba Walker’s epic one-man run to win the Big East Tournament (and ultimately the National Championship) last year. If the Connecticut-West Virginia, Connecticut-Syracuse and Cincinnati-Georgetown games are any indication, this year’s Big East Tournament won’t be any different. But times might be changing. The middle child might make a very loud cry for attention this year. The past few years, the Big East has dominated college basketball. Yeah the conference has a higher number of teams than any other top-six conference, but the conference was stacked like a magician’s deck of cards. That’s not the case in 2012. Top to bottom, no conference in the country is stronger than the Big Ten. Five of the 12 Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 15 in the country, compared to three out of 16 teams in the Big East. Last year at this time, the Big East had seven teams in the top 25. This year they have just four. The fact is when talented teams already familiar with each other get together with high stakes on the line, there are going to be some high-intensity, quality basketball games played. This year, the tournament with the most overall talent will be in Indianapolis and not coincidentally, that’s where the best postseason conference tournament will be as well. To put in perspective how tough the Big Ten tournament will be this year, No. 14 Wisconsin, the fourth-seeded team in the Big Ten, will have to play their first game of the tournament against No. 15 Indiana Friday. So much for a warm-up. And don’t forget, the regular season of the Big Ten ended in a tie. Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State finished with identical 13-5 records in the conference and split their regular season meetings. You don’t think players will be fighting for bragging rights? You don’t think Michigan State is furious they lost their final two games of the year including its Senior Day against OSU? There will be emotion. There will be passion. And in the case of some teams, there will be desperation. Mix those things together and it’s a basketball fan’s heaven. Best of all, the whole thing will be broadcast live to you by the most over-the-top but awesome commentator in sports, Gus Johnson. ESPN columnist Bill Simmons always talks about the “Law Of Gus.” It states that in games he announces, crazy things happen. Buzzer beaters, comebacks, men with overgrown hair and a mole mustache crying in the middle of the court (Adam Morrison), you name it. If Gus is there, everything is in play. The law has been proven and re-proven so many times. It’s only a matter of time before it gets published in a scientific journal. The Big East Tournament may have Madison Square Garden, but I’ll take better teams, unfinished conference feuds and ridiculously over-dramatic announcing. I’ll take the Big Ten tournament. read more