first_img US durable goods orders decreased by $1.9bn (£1.17bn), or 0.9 per cent, to $200bn last month after an upwardly revised 3.6 per cent in January, the Commerce Department said yesterday. Meanwhile, initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 382,000. The four-week moving average of unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than two and a half years. Show Comments ▼ Thursday 24 March 2011 9:19 pm whatsapp whatsapp Drop in US durable goods orders Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap KCS-content Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

first_imgBralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileBrasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) produces and distributes beer products and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for Rwanda and international export. The company operates in two segments: beer and soft drinks. Beer brands include Primus, Mutzig, Turbo King, Amstel, Legend Extra Stout and Heineken brands. Soft drinks include a selection of popular Coca-Cola brands. Bralirwa was established in 1957 and is a subsidiary of Heineken NV. Its head office is in Kigali, Rwanda. Bralirwa Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgGLOUCESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Iain Thornley of Sale Sharks is tackled by Henry Trinder and Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu of Gloucester during the AVIVA Premiership match between Gloucester and Sale Sharks at Kingsholm Stadium on May 7, 2011 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images) “Once the Rugby World Cup is over, we will be looking to place more players at Leeds on loan or via dual registration as our squad will be boosted by the return of a number of Internationals. That’s when I see this arrangement with Leeds really bearing fruit for both clubs but particularly for the players involved.”Gary Hetherington, Chief Executive of Leeds Carnegie added, “This is an exciting partnership for both ourselves and Sale Sharks. We have certain requirements within our squad for this season and this arrangement allows us to bring in quality individuals who will fit in with our ethos. Obviously having been part of the Sharks set up, we know they will be of the required standard and the Leeds Carnegie coaching staff will have the option to draw upon other resources as the season progresses. As well as this partnership, ourselves, Sale Sharks and Newcastle Falcons, as share holders in Premiership Rugby, are looking to work together over the coming years to strengthen Rugby Union in the North of England and work with the authorities to nurture and develop the base of talent and support for the game that exists in the North.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Iain Thornley (centre) will get a chance to play both sides of the PenninesSale Sharks and Leeds Carnegie today unveiled a partnership that will see a number of emerging Sharks players spend time at Headingley Carnegie next season.As part of the agreement that saw England International Hendre Fourie move across the Pennines to Edgeley Park, Leeds will benefit from the services of several Sale Sharks players for part or all of the season via Dual Registration.The first player to be announced under the dual registration agreement between the two clubs will be centre Iain Thornley. The 19 year old former Wigan Warriors rugby league player joined the Sharks last October. He went on to make five appearances in the Aviva Premiership and a further four in the LV= Cup, scoring one try, and was a regular in the Sale Jets team that was narrowly defeated by Leicester in the ‘A’ League Final. More players will be announced in the coming weeks and months as dual registered or on loan between Leeds and Sale.Commenting on the arrangement, Sharks Executive Director of Sport Steve Diamond said, “We are really pleased to be announcing this tie up with Leeds. We now have a superb partner club where our young players can develop in a quality environment during the 2011-12 season. Players like Iain Thornley are the future of Sale Sharks but with a shortened ‘A’ League programme of only five games this year, he might not have got as much game time as he needed this season. Iain is training very well but needs to play games regularly now to learn the sport. “The quality of rugby offered in The Championship is ideal for young players like Iain Thornley and several others we currently have. The dual registration rules mean we can call the players back to Sale as required but the important factor is that they get to play week in week out rugby at a high level which will accelerate their development.last_img read more

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The team at the Anglican Communion Office at the U.N. has been strengthened with the appointment of Jillian Abballe as advocacy officer and head of the New York office. Abballe has extensive experience at the United Nations in New York and joins the Anglican Communion from a similar position with the international ecumenical organization the World Council of Churches and before that with the United Methodist Church.Read the full article here. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion appoints Jillian Abballe to UN advocacy officer in New York Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Jan 23, 2019 Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing People Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

first_imgEsta es una versión ligeramente editada de una charla dada en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 25 de junio sobre “LGBTQ2S+ y el movimiento Black Lives Matter”.Sylvia Rivera (izquierda) y Marsha P. Johnson, Nueva York.Qué afortunados somos todos de estar juntos en la lucha en este Mes del Orgullo de junio en particular: un mes de levantamiento histórico y clamor contra el racismo, con jóvenes de color y jóvenes queer a la cabeza, tanto que muchas acciones de Orgullo también se han convertido en protestas y marchas pro Black Lives Matter. Esto sucedió aquí donde estoy, en Syracuse, Nueva York, en tierra de Onondaga nunca cedida.Este también ha sido un mes histórico en términos de decisiones de la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. Hubo una victoria sin precedentes para la comunidad LGBTQ2S + cuando el 15 de junio el tribunal reinterpretó el Título VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 para que sea ilegal que los empleadores discriminen a una persona debido a su orientación sexual y su condición de transgénero. Anteriormente, la ley federal prohibía la discriminación laboral debido al sexo, asignado al nacer según las definiciones masculinas/femeninas tradicionales, pero no protegía la sexualidad o la identidad/expresión de género.Y otra gran victoria llegó para las comunidades de migrantes/inmigrantes el 18 de junio cuando la Corte Suprema se puso del lado de los beneficiarios de DACA, que son niños inmigrantes traídos a los EE.UU. por padres sin legitimación aquí. El fallo dice que podrían quedarse en Estados Unidos, por ahora.¿Por qué un tribunal con una reconocida mayoría profundamente conservadora 5-4 dio estas decisiones progresivas? Porque hay un levantamiento y una protesta intransigentes contra el racismo en las calles, autopistas y caminos de las ciudades metropolitanas de EE.UU., en pequeñas ciudades, escuelas secundarias y universidades, incluso en pistas de carreras de autos, incluso en vecindarios suburbanos. Esta rebelión está liderada por jóvenes de color, jóvenes queer y trans, jóvenes inmigrantes que han generado un movimiento de masas que está cambiando el panorama social y político de los EE.UU. Los monumentos de la supremacía blanca están literalmente siendo derribados.El papel de la Corte Suprema de los EE.UU.,– cuyos jueces reciben puestos de por vida,– es tomar decisiones que con el tiempo ayuden a la clase dominante capitalista a mantener el control del poder. Entonces, cuando los movimientos de masas dicen: “¡Ya es suficiente!” y levantarse en las calles, amenazando con un cambio profundo, la corte puede ser forzada a tomar decisiones progresivas para tratar de controlar la revolución.Pero la corte también dicta con celo reforzar el estado capitalista, como lo hizo SCOTUS el 15 de junio, el mismo día que el fallo LGBTQ2S + positivo. Afirmaron que los policías, cuyo papel principal es proteger la propiedad capitalista, continúan teniendo una “inmunidad calificada”. Esto protege a los policías de ser procesados por delitos, como matar personas.Una historia de luchaEl glorioso levantamiento que está ocurriendo ahora en junio tiene raíces profundas en las luchas de los negros y latinos y otras luchas contra la opresión nacional, y también raíces profundas en los orígenes revolucionarios del Orgullo LGBTQ2S + en los EE.UU. Los primeros levantamientos que provocaron el movimiento LGBTQ2S + del siglo XX fueron dirigida por personas de color trans y queer: la Rebelión de la cafetería Compton en San Francisco en 1966, la Rebelión del café Black Cat en Los Ángeles en 1967 y, por supuesto, el Levantamiento de Stonewall en la ciudad de Nueva York en 1969.Quizás las personas están más familiarizadas con dos mujeres trans de color que eran combatientes y líderes en los combates en Stonewall – Marsha P. “Pay It No Mind” Johnson y Sylvia Rivera – pero muchos, muchos más cuyos nombres son desconocidos en la historia también lucharon.Estos levantamientos anteriores fueron rebeliones contra la criminalización de la sexualidad LGBTQ2S +. En la década de 1960, aún podría ser procesado como un delincuente en todos los estados de EE.UU. si fuera gay o lesbiana o tuviera algún tipo de sexo que cayera bajo los viciosos “estatutos de sodomía”, las leyes de “crimen contra la naturaleza”. También había muchas leyes en los libros que criminalizaban los llamados “travestis” o actos de no conformidad de género.Los levantamientos también fueron contraataques contra redadas policiales en bares queer y reuniones sociales – redadas justificadas por los estatutos de sodomía y las leyes de vigilancia de género – redadas en las que hubo una interminable violencia policial diaria, semanal, humillaciones policiales a través de despojos públicos, arrestos, palizas, tortura, violación en las cárceles y publicación de los arrestos que a menudo condujeron a suicidios extraños.Los levantamientos fueron enfáticamente rebeliones contra el brutal racismo de los policías, no solo en los bares, sino también día y noche contra las personas de color abrumadoramente pobres, a menudo muy jóvenes trans y queer que sobrevivieron haciendo trabajo sexual en las calles.Estas rebeliones extrañas reunieron fuerza y poder al entrelazarse con otras luchas que tuvieron lugar en la década de 1960: la lucha contra el racismo y la opresión nacional emprendida por los derechos civiles negros y las corrientes nacionalistas negras, las luchas indígenas y latinas, y los movimientos contra la guerra y la liberación de las mujeres. El cofundador del Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton, emitió una declaración de solidaridad con la liberación gay y la liberación de las mujeres en 1970. Sylvia Rivera era miembro del Young Lords Party, una organización revolucionaria que luchó por la autodeterminación de los puertorriqueños, latinos y otras pueblos colonizados.‘¡Stonewall significa contraatacar!’En 1970, una organización fundada por Johnson y Rivera, Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, (siglas en inglés STAR), emitió las siguientes demandas: el fin de la homofobia, el racismo, el encarcelamiento, el acoso policial y la discriminación laboral, y dijo: “Todas las personas oprimidas deberían tener educación gratuita, atención médica, ropa, comida, transporte y vivienda”.El manifiesto de STAR terminó: “Queremos un gobierno revolucionario de los pueblos, donde los travestis, la gente de la calle, las mujeres, los homosexuales, los puertorriqueños, [los indígenas] y todas las personas oprimidas sean libres y no se vean mal por este gobierno que nos trata como la escoria de la tierra y nos mata como moscas, uno por uno, y nos arroja a la cárcel para que nos pudramos. Este gobierno que gasta millones de dólares para ir a la luna y deja morir de hambre a los pobres estadounidenses”.Cuando comenzaron las primeras marchas del Orgullo en la ciudad de Nueva York, YAWF, (Juventud Contra la Guerra y el Fascismo) la organización de la juventud del Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero, llevó una pancarta a las calles: “¡Stonewall significa luchar!” Mientras tanto, la compañera del WWP Leslie Feinberg estaba desarrollando el primer análisis marxista de la opresión trans, vinculando la liberación de todas las personas oprimidas por el género, incluidas las mujeres, a la victoria socialista sobre el capitalismo.Estas son las corrientes revolucionarias de lucha que se han extendido desde la década de 1970 hasta la década de 1990 en este Mes del Orgullo.Estas son algunas de las raíces de esta nueva rebelión histórica contra el racismo y la opresión nacional y por una liberación que incluye a personas homosexuales, lesbianas, bi, trans, no conformes con el género, mujeres personas con discapacidades, trabajadores y personas pobres.Y es esta sublevación masiva la que está forzando concesiones sin precedentes, como los fallos de la Corte Suprema, de una clase dominante capitalista establecida sobre la colonización y la supremacía blanca.La lección es clara, como dijo Frederick Douglass: “El poder no concede nada sin la lucha”. Este es un levantamiento masivo que nos da la promesa: ¡Un mundo mejor está naciendo!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Follow the news on Canada At the moment, ISPs can refuse to hand over the personal details of clients to the police. If they agree to cooperate, 10 days’ notice is required. The privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, has expressed concern and has announced that her office would undertake a thorough review of Bill C-30.Faced with protests from the opposition and privacy protection campaigners such as Unlawful Access, and criticism emerging from within the ruling Conservative Party itself, Toews said on 18 February that he was prepared to make changes to the bill.Bill C-30 goes to its committee stage before being submitted to its first vote in the Commons, which could offer an opportunity for any changes. Reporters Without Borders calls on the Canadian government to review the bill with a view to curbing the powers of the police to access users’ information. The authorities must not make service providers responsible for monitoring their users. In addition, the limits of the bill’s scope must be clearly defined to prevent improper use.So far the government has not given a satisfactory guarantee that the authorities seeking legal access to user information will be properly supervised. The Internet advocacy group Open Media has highlighted its “Stop Online Spying” campaign against Internet surveillance with an online petition against Bill C-30. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders expresses its deep concern about Bill C-30, also known as the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, introduced in the House of Commons on 14 February by Canada’s minister for public safety, Vic Toews.“The fight against online child pornography is a legitimate aim, but it should not be waged at the expense of protecting rights and freedoms on the Internet,” the press freedom organization said.“By rubber stamping excessive monitoring of all Web users and allowing the authorities to obtain information about users without a warrant, Bill C-30 goes much too far. The fight against cyber crime should not be carried out at the expense of respect for people’s private lives and the presumption of innocence.” The bill beefs up the existing legal framework for accessing users’ personal information and gives the police greater rights to fight cyber crime. Internet and cell phone service providers could be forced to provide tools to monitor and record subscribers’ communications.Armed with a warrant, authorities could obtain records of the online activities of user for the preceding 90 days.Even without a warrant, any police officer would have the right to require telecoms companies to provide information about their subscribers, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, postal addresses, IP addresses and telecoms companies’ names. The police would also be able to install equipment to identify the IP address of any device connected to the Internet. February 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Canada’s online surveillance bill threatens Web users’ rights Receive email alerts CanadaAmericas News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabiacenter_img News “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” News January 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation November 19, 2020 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further CanadaAmericas Newslast_img read more

first_imgNews Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Judicial harassmentCitizen-journalistsInternet Receive email alerts China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Lu and Li were finally able to see lawyers yesterday at the detention centre in Dali (in the southwestern province of Yunnan) where they have been held for more than three weeks. Colleagues and relatives were alarmed when they suddenly stopped receiving news from the two researchers on 15 June, after their arrival in Dali. “Such abduction-style arrests and the charges apparently brought against these two reporters are typical of the government’s crackdown on journalists who produce reports that the Chinese Communist Party regards as harmful,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Instead of hounding all those who provide information of general interest, the authorities should thank these two citizen journalists and use their work to help improve the disastrous human rights situation in China.” Lu and Li have been researching social unrest and work protests throughout China since 2012, constantly monitoring social networks such as Weibo and QQ and online forums for reports, photos and accounts by citizens who are on strike or who are demonstrating for their rights. The information they compile is posted on social networks (Weibo and Twitter) and on a news website, Wickedonna.blogspot.com, that has not been updated since 15 June. Veiled threat to reporting by bloggers The detention of Lu and Li comes amid an increase in government hostility towards social networks, whose growing impact is feared, and towards the ever more numerous citizen journalists and bloggers. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a directive to all media on 3 July prohibiting them from publishing information provided by social networks without first verifying its accuracy. Although it appeared to be no more than a reminder about professional journalistic behaviour, the directive was designed to deter media from using information provided by citizen journalists, bloggers and other activists, information that is often critical of the authorities. Wang Jing, a citizen journalist working for well-known dissident Huang Qi’s website, 64Tianwang, was sentenced to nearly five years in prison in April for covering a 2014 incident in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in which a woman set fire to herself. A court in the northeastern province of Jilin accused Wang of “causing trouble in cyberspace.” Meanwhile, a new NGO law that parliament adopted in April gives the authorities extensive powers over civil society organizations and could make it easier for them to justify arrests or NGO closures. China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Capture d’écran du site d’information wickedonna.blogspot.com News Help by sharing this information July 7, 2016 RSF calls for release of two Chinese citizen journalists March 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further News ChinaAsia – Pacific Online freedoms Judicial harassmentCitizen-journalistsInternet RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a growing crackdown on citizen journalism and calls for the release of two citizen journalists, Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu, who were arrested on 15 June while investigating labor protests. They are accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Organisation last_img read more

first_imgNews August 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Moscows turns its guns on Andrei Babitski and ABC News after interview with Chechen Organisation to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information Read in russianReporters Without Borders today condemned the reaction of the Russian authorities to an exclusive interview which journalist Andrei Babitski conducted with Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev on 23 June and which was broadcast by the US television network ABC News five on 28 July.Babitski faces possible prosecution. The government has condemned the interview as “offering a platform to a bloodthirsty terrorist.” And defence minister Serguei Ivanov yesterday declared ABC News “persona non grata” in Russia and said no member of the ministry would henceforth grant it an interview.”We are stunned to see the Russian authorities severely reprimanding the US government for not banning the broadcast of this interview in the United States although the decision as to whether or not to broadcast is the network’s sole responsibility, and the network simply complied with its duty to inform,” Reporters Without Borders said.”It would furthermore be extremely serious if Babitski is prosecuted by the Russian authorities as he conducted the interview with the sole aim of informing international public opinion,” the organisation added. No Russian news media is allowed to carry any interview with Basayev, who claimed responsibility for last September’s hostage-taking at a school in Beslan which resulted in the death of 330 people including 186 children.US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the US government had “no authority to prevent ABC News from exercising its constitutional right to broadcast the interview.” Although he recognised that the US government had encouraged US networks to limit the broadcasting of pictures of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, he said it had made it very clear that it was up to them and them alone to decide.An ABC representative commented to Reporters Without Borders: “ABC News will continue to fully report on news from Russia and that very important region”.Held in a forest in the mountains of Chechnya, the interview contained no revelations but it was the first to be broadcast in several years with the man who has a 10 million dollar reward on his head.Dressed in black and holding prayer beads, Basayev said he was not responsible for the death of the Beslan school hostages because it was the assault by Russian troops that caused the “terrible tragedy.” Accusing the Russians of waging a “colonial war” in Chechnya under the pretext of combatting terrorism, Basayev said: “I admit I am a bad guy, a bandit, a terrorist. But what would you call them?”Babitski, who works for the Russian-language service of the Prague-based US station Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, said he got the exclusive interview unexpectedly after going to Ingushetia. “A Chechen guerrilla took me to Stanica Nesterovska, where I changed cars,” Babitski said. “I was a completely shocked when I saw Shamil Basayev inside the car. I realised at once that the Russian authorities could prosecute me for ‘collaborating with a journalist’.”Reached by phone today, Babitski told Reporters Without Borders that as far as he knew, the Russian authorities have not yet initiated any criminal prosecution against him.In his reports in the past, Babitski has criticised the action of the Russian federal forces in Chechnya. In the course of the last five years, he has been detained in a camp in Chernokozovo, in northern Chechnya, arrested by the police, charged with possession of a false passport and prevented from covering the Beslan hostage-taking by a “hooliganism” charge. May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus News Receive email alerts May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia News June 2, 2021 Find out more News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says The broadcast of an interview with Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev by ABC News on 28 July has been roundly condemned by the Russian government as “offering a platform to a bloodthirsty terrorist.” The defence minister has declared ABC News “persona non grata” in Russia. And Andrei Babitski (photo), the journalist who conducted the interview, could be prosecuted by the Russians.Read in russian last_img read more

first_imgShannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement Facebook Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL NewsBreaking newsPlane diverted to Shannon after two men suffer heart attacksBy Staff Reporter – April 30, 2014 727 WhatsApp TAGSalitaliafeaturedheart attackpassengerplaneShannon Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleDundon and Killeen trial adjourned for prison recordings to be disclosedNext articleJack L set for Spiegeltent Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] men suffered heart attacks with one dying on an Alitalia plane bound for New York when the scheduled flight from Rome was diverted to Shannon Airport this Tuesday evening.It is understood that Alitalia flight AZ-610 was just over 50 miles off the West Clare coastline when the crew onboard notified air traffic control at Shannon that an emergency had unfolded with two men suffering heart attacks.An immediate emergency plan was put in place for paramedics and a doctor to be put on stand by for when the plane touched down shortly after 5:30pm.A man in his 70s was pronounced dead at the scene while the second passenger was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.The flight left Flumicino airport in Rome shortly after 14:45 local time and had just passed over the south of Ireland bound for JFK international Airport when the medical emergency occurred. Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedinlast_img read more

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Published 8:57 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The young artist with strong Troy ties makes art from metal that is scavenged from roadsides and from dilapidated or collapsed buildings. And, from these bent, beaten and rusted materials, Beck makes clothes and flowers and butterflies.“I think its cool that you can make flowers and bumble bees and lady bugs out of metal, but they’re still light and airy,” Beck said. “My stuff’s not polished. It’s rusty and the rustier the better. Even though it’s rusty metal, it’s pretty. It’s easy to look at.”Beck is relatively new to the world of professional art. Although he was already selling his artwork at arts shows, it wasn’t until the housing market took a nosedive that Beck decided to enter the world of professional art. Even those who don’t really appreciate art will find favor in the work of folk artist Chris Beck.And, if you don’t believe it, just take a gander at what’s hanging at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy.The Chris Beck art exhibition opens today at the arts center and features 17 of Beck’s metal sculptures. It’s an exhibit that everyone will find fascinating, said Wiley White, Johnson Center development director. Beck finds following in folk art Book Nook to reopen Beck had been working as a carpenter renovating historic homes in Chattanooga, Tenn., when the crash came.“That was the only kind of work I had ever done so I decided that my only choice was to try art full time,” he said. “When you feel like your choices have become nil and void, you are left with God. My wife and I believed that God was leading us in this direction.”Whether Beck had any idea that God had placed him on the fast track to success as an artist, he didn’t say. He was just confident that he was “on track” with his art.In a short time, Beck has made a name for himself as a folk artist who works in metal.center_img Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration His “free standing” clothing sculptures have become his trademark.”“The work that Chris does is just incredible,” White said.“He takes rusty metal and turns it into something beautiful and amazing. The clothing that Chris ‘fabricates’ looks exactly like fabric. A lady was viewing his work and thought that the dress was fabric until she touched it. She couldn’t believe that it was metal.”White said Beck’s ability to take something as harsh as metal and turn it into a ruffle, a flowing sash or a silk tie takes a special kind of talent, creativity and imagination.“Chris often paints a background and then assembles clothing onto it,” she said. “The metal lady’s business suit is similar to the one in the accompanying ad for an IBM electric typewriter. His work is like nothing that I’ve seen before.”But Beck’s work is not limited to the fashion world.He also creates butterflies, flowers, bug and other critters from metal.His wall sculptures are often mounted on boards from old bridges and barns, some that were built in the late 1800s but have fallen into decay.Beck sometimes uses nails and scrap metal parts to make a whole.Behind each piece that Beck creates, there’s a story and he is more than willing to share the story, which makes his artwork personal. Print Article You Might Like Anthony Everage to retire as Troy Chief of Police An emotional moment for the mayor. A sad day for the city. That was the situation at the Troy City… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Contentlast_img read more