Philadelphia, Sept. 14.WW photo: Joseph PietteDozens of people gathered in Philadelphia on Sept. 14 as part of a Nationwide Day of Rallies calling for Justice for Marissa Alexander, a mother of three children incarcerated in Florida after attempting to defend herself from an abusive spouse who had previously injured her.Alexander, who is African-American, fired a warning shot into a wall to ward off her estranged spouse, who was threatening to kill her. No one was killed or injured, yet Alexander was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Despite Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law that let George Zimmerman walk free after murdering Black teenager Trayvon Martin, Alexander was sentenced to 20 years. Florida State Attorney Angela Corey was the prosecutor in both cases.The Sept. 14 rallies took place on Alexander’s birthday, and cards for her were circulated at the West Philadelphia event in Cedar Park. Participants also signed letters to Florida Gov. Rick Scott demanding Alexander’s freedom.Initiated by Building Peoples’ Power, the Philadelphia rally brought together members of MOVE, Decarcerate PA, Workers World Party, Global Women’s Strike, International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Philadelphia International Action Center and the Philadelphia Peoples Power Assembly. Speakers included Patrice Armstead of Building People’s Power; Ramona Africa; Temple University professor Dr. Anthony Monteiro; Reggie Abdullah Carter of Decarcerate PA; Pam Africa; and Ewuare X. Osayande, editor of “Stand Our Ground – Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander,” who read selections from his book.In Atlanta, the gazebo behind the Old Courthouse in Decatur was the site of a rally in support of Alexander’s freedom. Attendees wrote messages on postcards to Marissa, signed petitions to the governor of Florida and listened to rally speakers, many of whom work with women survivors of abuse and women prisoners and their families.— Betsey Piette and Dianne MathiowetzFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central AsiaRussia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Читать по-русски / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s decision by the National Radio and TV Council (NRTC) to ban Russian independent TV channel Dozhd from being retransmitted in Ukraine.Ukrainian broadcasters will have to comply with the ban within one month of its official publication, expected on 16 January.The NRTC, which regulates broadcasting in Ukraine, accuses Dozhd of violating the country’s territorial integrity by treating Crimea as part of Russia, and of violating a restrictions on advertising on certain foreign TV channels.Dozhd is nonetheless very outspoken in its criticism of the Kremlin and until now has been widely retransmitted in Ukraine, where it has as much as a quarter of its entire audience.“Even if the regulator has identified breaches of Ukraine’s laws, there are no grounds for such a drastic sanction as banning Dozhd,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “This is a media freedom violation, a measure that – judged by international standards – it is neither necessary nor proportionate.“Independent media have a key role to play in maintaining a link between population groups that have been separated by war and propaganda. We ask the Ukrainian authorities to rescind this decision without delay.”According to article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Ukraine has ratified, any restrictions on freedom of expression in a democratic society must not only be legal but also legitimate and necessary.Dozhd – hounded in RussiaRussia’s only independent national TV channel, Dozhd has been much persecuted in its own country. Dropped by the main Russian satellite and cable TV providers and evicted from its offices in 2014, it has lost a large part of its public and advertisers.Describing Crimea as Ukrainian territory is punishable by imprisonment under Russia’s recently toughened legislation on “separatism.” Dozhd had to comply, but that has not stopped it from referring to Russia’s “annexation” of the Crimean peninsula or continuing to provide critical coverage of Russian policy in Ukraine.Bihr said: “You cannot help smiling at the Kremlin’s virulent protests about Ukraine’s ban on Dozhd, given that this TV channel can no longer be viewed by most Russians. If Moscow really cared about media freedom, it would start by lifting the restrictions on Dozhd and all the other independent media outlets in Russia.”“Information war” abuses in UkraineRSF has often condemned media freedom violations in Ukraine that have been committed in the name of combatting Russian propaganda. Last week, uniformed members of the “Rapira” veterans association stormed into the offices of Klen, a cable TV provider in Chernomorsk, in the south of the country, and, using threats, forced it to suspend localretransmission of Dozhd’s programming.On 30 December, President Petro Poroshenko promulgated a law under which a prior permit is now required to import any Russian books. The law introduced the concept of “aggressor state promotion or propaganda” into Ukraine’s legislation.“We expect the Ukrainian authorities to defend media freedom against activist minorities, not to join them in their excesses,” Bihr added. “Combatting Russian propaganda is legitimate but does not under any circumstances justify intolerance or limiting pluralism.” Even when no longer available via satellite and cable TV services, Dozhd will still be available online in Ukraine to subscribers.Ukraine is ranked 107th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Russia is ranked 148th. Help by sharing this information January 13, 2017 – Updated on January 16, 2017 Ukraine bans independent Russian TV channel Dozhd June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further Related documents cp_dojd_ru.pdfPDF – 69.98 KB Organisation News News News News June 8, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central AsiaRussia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia
Advertisement Email 2. What do you hope to achieve if elected?I hope to:• facilitate the formulation of a suicide prevention strategy specifically for Limerick• give carers, people with disabilities and their families a voice at the council table• include all voices in the conversation about our in-effective transport infrastructure• get a better, more visual Garda presence on our streets• sort out the ‘dog dirt’ issue, which has become a scourge• encourage sustainable living• insist on more openness, transparency, and accountability in local government.3. The best reason for someone to give you their vote?I HAVE a solid record in service to the public, nationally and locally. I am very experienced politically and I won’t give up until the job is done.We deserve strong representation on the council and if you want real change, vote Eleanor McSherry No. 1 or your next highest preference. #Caring4Others1st Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience 1. Tell us about your background?I HAVE lived most of my life in Limerick North, currently in Ashbrook, along with my family, extended family and friends in the vicinity. I was educated locally in Salesians’ schools and then Mary Immaculate College.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up I work part-time with University College Cork (Limerick Centre), also Limerick and Clare E.T.B. and Hibernia College Dublin.I have spent the last 14 years as a political campaigner for the rights of special needs families, people with disabilities and the arts/cultural community. I co-founded the Special Needs Parents Association and the Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange (L.A.C.E.). I volunteer with Dóchas: Mid West Autism Support. My son has Autism.I’ve contributed to the National Suicide Strategy Reachout 2005–2014, Limerick’s Cultural Strategy 2016-2030 and its Tourism Strategy 2019-2023. I also work on a research team for the National Disability Authority with the University of Limerick. WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Print TAGSLimerick City and County CouncilLocal Elections 2019politicssponsoredvideo Facebook Previous articleClaim that directly elected mayor could turn Limerick into ‘another Venezuela’Next articleSponsored: Election profile: Azad Talukder, Fianna Fáil Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsPoliticsLifestyleSponsored ContentVideoSponsored: Election profile – Eleanor McSherry, Fine GaelBy Staff Reporter – May 17, 2019 399 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry
The Jakarta Police’s traffic division law enforcement chief, Comr. Fahri Siregar, said the driver of the SUV was a man.“The driver injured his left temple,” Fahridi said in Jakarta on Wednesday morning as quoted by Antara news agency. Fahridi said the driver was heading south on Jl. MH Thamrin. Near the pond at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, he lost control of his vehicle. The car then drove over the sidewalk surrounding the pond before crashing into the pond itself.The front side of the Land Rover was heavily damaged and the driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. (gis)Topics : A Land Rover crashed into the pond of the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle on Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, in the early hours of Wednesday.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone and everything in the world over the past three and half months. Among those affected are millions of intellectually challenged athletes, who are in the middle of routine training.In response to this situation, the Washington-based Special Olympics International has ordered all its branch organizations to stop outdoor activities throughout 2020, with coaching clinics held instead. The local branch, Special Olympics of Indonesia (SOIna), responded to the recommendation by arranging online training dubbed the Coaching Clinics Special Olympics Learning Portal on Thursday, which lured 200 participants. Topics : The coaching clinics were held in line with recommendations, in accordance with health and safety protocols.Special Olympics Asia Pacific Amrain Siregar said similar events were being held globally so that all stakeholders would get all the necessary updates and maintain their condition during the pandemic. Besides the coaching clinics, a series of webinars have also been prepared.
Aruna Quadri was ranked as Africa’s best player going into the New Year yesterday at 26th position by ITTF ITTF RANKINGDuro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s Aruna Quadri heads into the 2019 season as the best African player on the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) ranking released Wednesday. Quadri, 30, is ranked 26th, the same position he occupied to end the 2018 season on 9,394 points. His point haul came from eight of his best performances during the 2018 season.He won the ITTF African Championship in Port Louis, Mauritius to earn his biggest points and followed it up with a runner up spot at the ITTF African Cup in Nairobi, Kenya.Quadri was the fans favourite when he stepped out at the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos for the ITTF sanctioned Seamaster Nigeria Open which he also won.The African top ranked player got to the Round of 16 at the ITTF Men’s World Cup in Paris, France amongst several other glorious outings.Interestingly, the Egyptian he displaced from the Number 1 spot in Africa, Assar Omar was ranked way behind Quadri in the 47th position with 7,263 points in the current standings.It was only last July that Quadri leapt over the Egyptian to be ranked Number 20 in the world and has not looked back since then.The Nigerian who was ranked 22nd in June leapt over Assar, who dropped from 17th to 21st. With 10234 points, Quadri upstaged Assar who amassed 10233 points in the latest ranking.Two times last year, Quadri made the Top 20 in the world, having made the same spot in January 2018 – being the first to be achieved by a Nigerian.However, Chinese pair of Fan Zhendong and Ding Ning head into 2019 on top of the men’s and women’s World Rankings respectively.The pair hit extraordinary heights in 2018 and were subsequently crowned winners of the ITTF Star Awards in Incheon, Korea.Ding Ning’s return to the Number 1 position completes a remarkable turnaround over the last 12 months. She had started January 2018 in 21st place.Having already occupied the Number 1 position for a total 48 months (Nov 2011 – Aug 2013; Oct 2014 – Oct 2015; Oct 2016 – Oct 2017), the 29-year-old sealed her place at the summit again upon reaching the semi-finals of the World Tour Grand Finals last December.A productive 2018 saw her claim titles at the Women’s World Cup and Bulgarian Open, whilst finishing runner-up at the China and Australian Opens.Meanwhile, Fan Zhendong’s first stint as world Number 1 heads into its 10th month, having risen to the summit in April 2018.The 21-year-old enjoyed an exceptional past year, winning three ITTF World Tour events (Hungarian, Qatar and Swedish Opens), the Men’s World Cup and the ITTF Asian Cup.After playing the best table tennis of their respective careers in 2018, Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto and Hugo Calderano of Brazil will start the new year in their highest ever World Ranking positions.Harimoto rises two places to 3rd having won the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Incheon. At just 15 years and 172 days old, he became the youngest ever player to claim a singles title at the end-of-year showpiece event and he is now also the youngest ever 3rd-placed player in World Ranking history.Meanwhile, Calderano remains at Number 6, but has opened up a significant gap of almost 600 points between himself and 7th-placed Lee Sangsu of Korea after he too impressed in Korea, beating world Number 1, Zhendong in a breath-taking quarter-final encounter.China maintains three of the top five positions with Xu Xin and Lin Gaoyuan occupying 2nd and 4th places respectively, while Timo Boll of Germany drops to 5th as a result of Harimoto’s jump up the pecking order.Further down the list, Jun Mizutani of Japan moves into the Top 10 after reaching the semi-finals in Incheon, Jang Woojin (Korea) rises to 11th as Ma Long (China) drops to 12th, while Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) falls to 14th place just 12 months after topping the Men’s World Ranking.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The official Twitter account for the NBA All-Star weekend has released the first returns for the 2018 All-Star voting.Lakers’ rookie Lonzo Ball is 8th in voting among Western Conference guards with 120, 817 votes. This season, Ball has averaged 10 points with 7.1 assists and 6.9 rebounds in 31 games.Teammate Kyle Kuzma is 9th among the Western Conference’s frontcourt players with 184,338. In 36 games, Kuzma has averaged 17.5 points with 6.4 rebounds. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The 67th annual game will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed For what it is worth, Kyle’s mother has led the charge on Twitter to get her son voted into the all-star game. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error