Administrative obstacles threaten Radio Free Europe in Minsk

first_img News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” August 13, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Administrative obstacles threaten Radio Free Europe in Minsk Organisation Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Belarus News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Newscenter_img May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has expressed its concern over administrative obstacles threatening Radio Free Europe since the beginning of August.”There is too little foreign media in Belorussia. It would harm the Belorussian population to be deprived of an alternative source of information to public channels, such as Radio Free Europe”, said RSF General Secretary Robert Ménard, in a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mikhaïl Khvostov. “We ask you to award credentials to all Radio Free Europe journalists who wish to have them, and not to obstruct the relocation of editorial staff. Unless this is done, we must conclude that your government is trying by all possible means to evict Radio Free Europe from the country”.According to our information, the authorities have been putting pressure on Radio Free Europe since the beginning of August. On 1 August, a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs threatened to cancel the credentials of all journalists working for Radio Free Europe’s Belorussian service if documentaries made by unaccreditied journalists were broadcast. Eleven journalists out of twenty-one are affected. The ministry refused to meet with the head of the Belorussian service, Mr. Lukaschuk, to discuss the matter. Furthermore, unplanned renovation work has begun on the buidings rented by the radio station in Minsk, thereby forcing most of the journalists to work temporarily on borrowed premises, as well as forcing the editorial staff to find new offices. A few weeks earlier, the radio station broadcast programmes in which several heads of literary publications made redundant by the President of the Republic, Alexandre Loukachenko, were allowed to speak. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Plea Moved In Delhi HC Seeking Concession On College Fees, Restricting Universities From Charging Outstanding Amounts [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Moved In Delhi HC Seeking Concession On College Fees, Restricting Universities From Charging Outstanding Amounts [Read Petition] Karan Tripathi19 May 2020 12:55 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to be given to the Central Government to ask Universities to provide concession on fee chargeable for next semester. Moved by Justice for Rights Foundation, the petition also wants the educational institutions to be restricted from asking for a lump sum amount or payment of outstanding fees. The…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to be given to the Central Government to ask Universities to provide concession on fee chargeable for next semester. Moved by Justice for Rights Foundation, the petition also wants the educational institutions to be restricted from asking for a lump sum amount or payment of outstanding fees. The Petitioner submits that parents are unable to pay the fees for educational institutions due to the financial constraints caused by the shutting down of businesses and cancellation of wages resulting from nationwide lockdown. Payment of fees for the next semester, the Petitioner argues, would further dampen their current financial situation and would compel many students to choose between basic essential commodities required to survive lockdown and to effectively exercise their right to uninterrupted education. ‘Further, right to education can only have effective meaning if it is read as a right to continuous and uninterrupted education, the reality also remains that many students and parents are supporting their educational endeavors with the help of educational or friendly loans, which further add to the burden’, the petition argues. It is further submitted by the Petitioner that the concerned authorities have passed no such order for colleges and universities providing concession or relief to students and parents, which is equally important for smooth continuation of studies for college students. Therefore, it is the case of the Petitioner that the nonchalant and non-serious approach of the Government is causing mental health issues to the students and is seriously affecting their well being.Click here to download the Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Students earn A.C.E. awards

first_img Students earn A.C.E. awards You Might Like TAC brings ‘Broadway Boys’ to town today With the Troy Arts Council punching the tickets, Pike Countians don’t have to go to New York City for a… read more Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “One of our nominees overcame an injury that caused total blindness and trauma to the brain. The other nominee overcame grief over the loss of a parent and is a cancer survivor. We congratulate both of our nominees. They are truly overcomers and we would be proud to have either of them represent the Troy Exchange Club. However, we could only select one.”Troy Exchange Club’s 2016 A.C.E. Award was presented to Jacquerean Marshall, whom Aman said is a very worthy recipient of the Troy Exchange Club’s 9th Annual A.C.E. award.Marshall said he wants to help his community and the world in so many ways,“One of the things I’m most interested in is mentoring children and adults to do the right thing and hang out with good, not bad, to make the right decisions,” he said. “I would like the chance to talk with kids in groups or one on one about problems they have. I want them to learn from my mistakes.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 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 HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skipcenter_img Jacquerean Marshall, Charles Henderson High School, received the Troy Exchange Club’s 2016 A.C.E Award. He received a plaque and a check for $1,000. He is eligible to compete for the district A.C.E. Award. Morgan Grissette, Pike County High School, was also nominated for the award. Diane Aman, club A.C.E. committee chair presented the award. Not pictured, Mary Pettway from Goshen High School.Each year, the Troy Exchange Club presents the A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award to a senior who is selected from the nominees from the high schools in Pike County.At its May meeting, this year’s nominees, Morgan Grissette, Pike County High School, and Jacquerean Marshall, Charles Henderson High School, were presented to the club membership. Mary Pettway, Goshen High School was nominated but not in attendance.Diane Aman, A.C.E. committee chair, said the annual ward recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles and are now eligible for high school graduation.“The selection of an award winner was a tough job and I appreciate the committee’s attention to detail and the careful consideration of each of our A.C.E. nominees,” Aman said. “Both nominees are deserving of the A.C.E. award. Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Print Article By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Marshall’s plans are to pursue a bachelor’s degree and help others succeed in life.In congratulating Marshall and Grissette, Aman said, contrary to popular belief, the lives of all students aren’t easy.“When obstacles come, the easy thing to do is drop out,” she said. “Our nominees for the 9th Annual A.C.E. award did not choose the easy way. They chose to do whatever it took to overcome the obstacles that life set before them. And, I’m extremely pleased to be able to call them overcomers. They are deserving students, who with great determination and perseverance, overcame all odds. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to virus

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic. The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22.That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July. World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.” ___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players. More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million). Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___ The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___ April 8, 2020 The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich. CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus. Associated Press The Latest: Tennis Integrity Unit ties case rise to viruslast_img read more

England targets double gold in Euro finals

first_img Girls: Sammy Fuller (Roehampton), Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland), Hollie Muse (West Lancashire), Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer), Bel Wardle (Prestbury) and Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer). The full teams are:  The full teams are:  Boys: Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall), Angus Flanagan (St George’s Hill), Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor), Ben Jones (Northamptonshire County), Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton) and Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor) The men’s team is made up of six major amateur champions and they showed their class by closing out today’s semi-final, with an unbeaten performance. Despite the remarkable score lin the match was close with four of the games going to the 18th and two finishing on the 17th. Only Matthew Jordan (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) had the luxury of a comfortable singles win, finishing on the 15th.  The boys, who are playing for place at La Manga, Spain, were beaten 3-2 by France in yet another very close battle. Three of the games finished on the 18th and two on the 17th with Charlie Strickland and Toby Briggs providing England’s points. Tomorrow they play Germany.  Team coach Graham Walker commented: “We have had a fantastic day, the boys played very, very well, controlled the ball well and we absolutely whitewashed them.”  Meanwhile the England girls will meet France tomorrow in the play-off for the bronze medal after they were beaten 4.5-2.5 by Italy. Men: Harry Ellis (Meon Valley), Scott Gregory (Corhampton), Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park), Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool), Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham) and Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park). “There’s only one thing on our minds now and that’s to get this group of girls the right colour medal – the gold.”  Men: Harry Ellis (Meon Valley), Scott Gregory (Corhampton), Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park), Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool), Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham) and Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park). England will be targeting a gold medal double tomorrow when both the men’s and women’s sides aim for glory in the finals of the European team championships.  The men, playing in Austria, earned their place with an unbeaten 6.5-0.5 win over Italy and will now play Spain in the final.center_img The girls, playing in Finland, made a great start to their match when they won both foursomes, thanks to the pairings of Sammy Fuller and Hollie Muse and of Lily May Humphreys and Amelia Williamson. But Italy fought back to win four singles, two of which finished on the 18th.  If the men’s game was closely contested, the women’s was even tighter with Sophie Lamb going to the 20th twice – and securing both points. In the morning, she and Gemma Clews kept England on level terms with their hard-won foursomes point. Then, in the afternoon Lamb took England over the line with her singles win.  Click here for full scores Women: Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall).  Alice Hewson and India Clyburn also won their singles, while Clews’ game was scored a half.  Team coach Steve Robinson said: “The girls all played their part, dug in and grafted – and it was a great performance. We are really happy to be in the final and to have another go. The women, who are defending champions, beat Sweden 4.5-2.5 in Portugal and will take on Italy in the battle for gold.  Girls: Sammy Fuller (Roehampton), Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland), Hollie Muse (West Lancashire), Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer), Bel Wardle (Prestbury) and Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer). 14 Jul 2017 England targets double gold in Euro finals Women: Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall).  Boys: Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall), Angus Flanagan (St George’s Hill), Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor), Ben Jones (Northamptonshire County), Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton) and Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor).last_img read more

New Activity Center Planned for Holmdel Park

first_imgOstrowski noted the park system hopes to have the project ready for bid by November or December 2019. Ostrowski said the existing activity center will be torn down and the new construction will be built on the same site; it is expected to include a program room, a covered outdoor space and new restroom facilities. “Welooked into restoring the home and making all the accessibility upgrades butthe project would have been too costly. It’s more cost-effective to start freshand build something new,” Ostrowski. In 1975, the Monmouth County Park System purchased an 11.68-acre parcel next to Holmdel Park on Longstreet, near the intersection with Crawfords Corner Road. The property included a split-level house, which over the years has hosted numerous grade school classes and youth groups for general natural history lessons and nature interpretation programs. RobinOstrowski, park system principal landscape architect, said a new facility was essentialbecause the house is breaking down with age and has ADA accessibilitycompliance concerns which need to be addressed. Improvementsto ensure a safer link between the activity center and the entrance of the566-acre park and its outdoor recreational opportunities – including thehistoric and operational Longstreet Farm – are also in the works. This article was first published in the May 16-22, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times. Thougha budget is still being crafted to encompass the entire scope of the proposedwork, the Monmouth County Park System Board of Commissioners has recommendedthe acceptance of an $89,900 proposal by the Hamilton-based SpiezleArchitectural Group, Inc. for the preparation of plans and constructiondocuments for the project. “Wehaven’t been able to use the activity center of late for several reasons,mostly because we’ve outgrown it. We really need to build a new one,” Ostrowskisaid. HOLMDEL –A new, modern activity centerfocused on nature appreciation is coming to Holmdel Park. It will replace thebuilding on Longstreet Road that the Monmouth County Park System has been usingfor 30 years.  Asfor the site plan, Ostrowski said it is only conceptual at this point and stillneeds to be presented and reviewed by the Holmdel Township Planning Board. Thesite’s existing Long Street Road entrance and parking area will be maintainedand a vegetative buffer will be installed between the roadway and the site. Accordingto the park system’s request for proposal for architectural and engineeringservices, “the building has outlived its useful life span and is no longersuitable for public use. Utilities need replacing and Americans withDisabilities Act (ADA) access to and within the building is problematic.”last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR’s Global Perspectives Class

first_imgWhich is why the selecting committee had no problem switching gear to select the Global Perspectives Class of L.V. Rogers Secondary Team of the Week winners.The class saw a small class projected blossomed into a full gown garden/greenhouse on the backside of the Fairview-based school.The project that began with a few students and teacher quickly created a buzz throughout LVR as other classmates and teachers joined in helping make the idea an overwhelming success.The class members include, back row, L-R, Sebastien Lutz and Cail Spencer.Middle, Jenna Rigby, Sarah Ellis-Vye, LExie Nelson, Abbie Cowan, Joelle Lino-Wiseman, Chloe Kuch, Paige Mansveld and Conrad Lanaway.Front, Trace Cooke, Aisha Smith, Michaela Witton, Carlie Maglio, Caleb Dixon and teacher, Ms. Shannon Murphy. The staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports generally doesn’t stray too far from the sidelines when it comes to selecting the Team of the Week winners.However, every once in the while a worthy candidate from outside the sporting world comes along to shake up the selection process.last_img read more


first_imgIslanders on Arranmore are to get their own ambulance service in time for Christmas.Fine Gael Minister of State Joe McHugh TD, “Following a conversation with the Office of the Department of Health this afternoon, I wish to confirm that Aranmore will receive an ambulance later this week.The 2010 Mercedez Benz Ambulance will begin operation on Christmas Eve. Minister McHugh added “Following a recent visit by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD, and myself, to Aranmore, during the Minister’s visit to the county in October, we met with island members who outlined their concerns to us regarding the health difficulties, particularly the lack of an ambulance service, and the effect this was having on the people of Aranmore.“I have been working closely with Minister Leo Varadkar on this issue, and I am delighted to confirm that this vital service will be up and running for the island before Christmas.”ARRANMORE ISLAND TO GET ITS OWN AMBULANCE SERVICE was last modified: December 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ambulance serviceArranger Islandlast_img read more

Ronaldo hasn’t improved Juventus: Top six conclusions from last weekend’s action

first_imgRonaldo (7) scored his first goals for Juventus against Sassoulo on Sunday afternoon1- Chinese Super League Better Than You Think: Was impressed by the standard of football displayed in the top of the table clash between Guangzhou Evergrande and Beijing Guoan. It was an engrossing, blood and thunder contest well worth my time.After Beijing Guoan’s Brazilian skipper Renato Augusto had missed a spot kick, it took an injury-time effort from Anderson Talisca to settle the tie in seven time champions Evergrande’s favour. Currently on loan from Benfica, Talisca is providing the fuel for Evergrande’s title charge. He has already bagged 12 goals from 10 matches.2- Paulinho Loan To Evergrande Barca’s Loss: Ernesto Valverde’s Blagruana rode their luck at Estadio Anoeta to emerge 2-1 victors over a vibrant Real Sociedad this past weekend.Victory gave Barcelona sole leadership of an embryonic Liga Santander table but it doesn’t mask the fact they are missing Paulinho. Brazil’s World Cup midfielder is colossal for Evergrande, providing a work rate that was absent from his replacement at Barcelona Arturo Vidal. Wouldn’t be surprised if Valverde recalls him from his loan spell in China.3- Ronaldo Hasn’t Improved Juventus: Five-time Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was received as a messiah when he joined Old Lady from Real Madrid last summer. However, he hasn’t improved Juventus.On the evidence of their display in a 2-1 victory over Roberto de Zerbi’s energetic Sassuolo, I can’t see how they can get past elite sides in the Champions League. CR7 may have bagged a brace but Juventus got better football traction from the Gonzalo Higuain-Paulo Dybala combination.4- Liverpool Mean Title Business: Easily the sternest test for Jurgen Klopp’s Anfield renaissance was passed with flying colours when Liverpool toppled Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the Premier League’s early kickoff.The form of defensive pair Virgil van Dirk and Joe Gomez has the Anfield faithful in football Nirvana. Liverpool, it seems, have found the defensive solidity to augment their mercurial attack that saw them plunder over 125 goals last season. Manchester City beware.5- Hazard Is Premier League’s Best Player: Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi is the debate that ordinarily dominates player comparisons but I am starting another.Since he joined Chelsea from Lille in 2012, no EPL player has consistently performed at a level as high as Hazard. Not Harry Kane. Not Romelu Lukaku. And most definitely not Mesut Ozil! Only Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and David Silva come close. Hazard’s hat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over Cardiff City took the five-time Premier League champions atop the table and right in the mix for silverware. Maurizio Sarri’s stylish Londoners can challenge City and Liverpool if Hazard stays as motivated as he is right now.6- Silva Yet Not Delivering Value For Money: Everton manager Marco Silva could find himself in a spot of bother unless he quickly fixes lethargy afflicting the eight-time English champions.When a club makes investment to the magnitude Farhad Moshiri has made in Everton, it expects returns of some definition. Just like in the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield, the Toffees were lackluster in Sunday’s 1-3 home loss to West Ham United. Silva’s reputation is on the line unless he deploys his best team and stems the rot.Comments Tags: topTop Conclusionslast_img read more

Homers don’t help A’s overcome poor start against Angels

first_imgANAHEIM — The Oakland A’s continued one trend on Thursday night, and came up considerably short with another.The A’s hit a pair of solo homers in the opener of the four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels, but starting pitcher Tanner Anderson couldn’t get through the third inning, setting the stage for the 8-3 loss at Angel Stadium.Oakland starters had gone 5-2 with a 3.39 ERA in the previous 11 games, most recently getting six shutout innings from Daniel Mengden in a 2-0 win at the …last_img