Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Do Hoang Diem, the head of the Viet Tan (Reform) party said: “This case confirms that international pressure is fundamental in this kind of case that the Hanoi regime is not ready to abandon its repressive policy towards dissidents.” VietnamAsia – Pacific to go further News Follow the news on Vietnam Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en April 22, 2021 Find out more Nguyen Thi Thanh Van, the French journalist and activist who was detained from 17 November to 12 December in Ho Chi Minh City, gave a news conference at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris this morning in which she talked of her fears while held and thanked all those who campaigned for her release.”Locked in my cell, I was anxious because I could not imagine how I would ever get out of this situation,” she said. “There was never any violence against me, but I was interrogated for one or two hours by policemen every day except Sundays. They tried to unsettle me. It was a form of moral terror.”Than Van works for Vietnamese exile community media, including radio Chan Troi Moi (New Horizon – http://www.radiochantroimoi.com), which broadcasts to Vietnam on the medium wave.”When you are released and discover all that was done on your behalf, it warms the heart,” she said. “I had this concern while in prison that people did not know what was happening to me. At the same time, I was shocked by all the lies and manipulation in the Vietnamese media. It bore no relation to what I was saying during interrogation.”Her lawyer, Serge Lewisch, said: “It was a happy outcome, but the risk was enormous. She faced the possibility of life imprisonment on these terrorism charges. And the way the authorities were drawing other things into this case was dangerous for her. It is significant that during all this time I was unable to find a Vietnamese lawyer who dared to defend her. It is an indication of the lack of freedom in Vietnam.”Bui Xuan Quang, the head of the Thanh Van support committee, thanked all those who participated in the campaign including former French government minister Françoise Hostalier, who interceded with both French and Vietnamese governments. “The Vietnamese ambassador to France told Madame Hostalier that distributing leaflets was a very serious crime,” he said. Pointing out that a journalist, Father Nguyen Van Ly, and eight cyber-dissidents are still imprisoned in Vietnam, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said: “We welcome this happy outcome, but we should not stop here. The repression against journalists and dissidents continues, as shown in the conviction two days ago of four trade unionists for giving information to Radio Free Asia.” Help by sharing this information News VietnamAsia – Pacific News December 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newly released journalist says thanks for international campaign News Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam April 27, 2021 Find out more Nguyen Thi Thanh Van, the French journalist and activist who was detained from 17 November to 12 December in Ho Chi Minh City, gave a news conference at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris this morning in which she talked of her fears while held and thanked all those who campaigned for her release. RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 7, 2021 Find out more read more
Kuhl’s advanced to the Championship Series in Bayonne Little League’s Charlie Hattenberg Minor League by eliminating Perrucci 14-4 in a playoff game at Volunteer Stadium. Aidan Mota had a perfect day at the plate by getting three hits in three trips to the plate, one of these hits was a two-bagger, Brandon DeloSantos blasted two doubles, Carmelo Isler had two base knocks, while Dave Wermann and Noah Martinez both had base hits; Anthony Weimmer and Nate Enamarado with a two-base hit apiece and Brandon Kahle had a single.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:Vattenfall has made the final investment decision for the zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 wind farm project in the Dutch North Sea.The 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid will be the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands and in the world once fully operational in 2023.Vattenfall was awarded the contract to build Hollandse Kust Zuid after the company emerged as the winner of two subsidy-free tenders in 2018 and 2019. The two projects were combined into one to optimize the development process.“The Hollandse Kust Zuid project underlines our commitment to generate fossil-free electricity for the Netherlands and Europe. In addition, the final decision for this investment shows that despite the corona crisis, we are sticking to our goal of enabling life without fossil fuels within a generation,” said Magnus Hall, CEO of Vattenfall.The offshore construction on the project is expected to start in 2021.[Adnan Durakovic]More: Vattenfall greenlights Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 Vattenfall to build 1.5GW, subsidy-free offshore wind farm, world’s largest, in North Sea read more
By Dialogo July 28, 2010 Peruvian president Alan García affirmed that little progress has been made in the fight against drug trafficking and that he is not satisfied with the actions taken to eliminate the remnants of the Maoist group Shining Path. “Little progress has been made, not like we would wish (in the fight against drugs),” the president said in an interview published by the daily El Comercio, the Peruvian paper of record. What conspires against this objective is the geography of the jungle where the traffickers operate, which makes every maneuver by a military unit “always a very high risk,” he indicated. With regard to the Shining Path groups, he said that “they haven’t made progress,” although he admitted that “I’m not satisfied,” due to the fact that “a great deal of coordination is lacking, and there are still a great many professional jealousies” among the security forces that combat them. “They are not a threat; they are a few dozen armed individuals with a few hundred unarmed supporters,” García specified. The objective is to put an end to the Shining Path remnants, but the president noted that putting an end to a Shining Path stronghold requires tenfold numerical superiority on the military side. In the last year, “for the first time unmanned aircraft have been put to use in the jungle areas where they operate; this impedes them a great deal, but I’m not satisfied,” he remarked. García considered “very successful” a U.S. offer of four million dollars for information leading to the capture of either of the Shining Path leaders “José” and “Artemio,” included by Washington on a list of drug traffickers. “The United States wants to help; they can’t help directly by sending troops, but they can by attacking these drug traffickers, in the knowledge that in truth, they are also terrorists,” he maintained. “José,” who operates in the southeastern jungle, and “Artemio,” in the central jungle, are considered “narco-terrorists” by the government, which accuses them of being allied with drug traffickers. According to the UN, Peru is the leading producer of coca leaf, the raw material for cocaine, and Peru and Colombia are the largest producers of cocaine in the world. Shining Path was defeated during the last decade, after starting a conflict in 1980 that in two decades left 70,000 dead or missing. read more
Unlike his father, Prince William decided to keep his battle with the novel coronavirus a secret behind palace doors in April — but it wasn’t easy.“William insisted on keeping this low-key,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “Only a handful of family members, senior royal staff and close friends knew about it at the time.”Prince William Tim Rooke/Shutterstock- Advertisement – The Duke of Cambridge, 38, quarantined at Anmer Hall, the country home in Norfolk, England, that Queen Elizabeth II gifted him and Duchess Kate after the couple’s 2011 wedding.“He followed all the necessary self-isolation regulations, refused to let it get him down and even managed to work whilst recovering at home in a sectioned-off area,” the source tells Us. “There were rough moments, of course, and William learned firsthand how awful this virus is and how seriously it needs to be taken.”Prince William and Duchess Kate ShutterstockWilliam’s dad, Prince Charles, announced in March that he had tested positive for the virus. The Prince of Wales, 71, completed his self-isolation period one week later. William’s diagnosis, meanwhile, did not make headlines until earlier this month.- Advertisement – For more details on William’s health scare — including why he “chose not to draw attention to himself” — watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.Given the constantly evolving nature of COVID-19, Us Weekly wants our readers to have access to the most accurate resources. For the most up-to-date coronavirus information, guidance, and support, consult the CDC, WHO, and information from local public health officials. If you’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, call your primary care provider for medical advice. – Advertisement – read more
Facebook19Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe Lacey City Council seeks youth representatives (16-18-years-old) to serve on the Parks Board, Historical Commission, and Library Board. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in the governmental process while serving their community.Eligible candidates must be:16-18-years-old.Enrolled as a Junior or Senior in a public, private, or home school within the North ThurstonPublic School (NTPS) district.A resident of Lacey or its Urban Growth Area.The Mayor will appoint each youth representatives to a one-year term (September to September) with the option to serve an additional one-year term, if desiredInterested volunteers can contact Kelly Adams at (360) 438-2620, or [email protected] You can also pick up an application in the Career Center of any NTPS high school or download an application at ci.lacey.wa.us/YouthRep. read more
By Muriel J. SmithFREEHOLD – Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone was named director of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders at its reorganization meeting Jan. 6 at the Biotechnology High School auditorium. He succeeds Freeholder Gary Rich.Serena DiMaso continues as deputy director of the Board for another year. The Honorable Patricia D. Cleary, J.S.C. swore in both officials to their one-year terms.There were few changes in any of the appointments made by the all-Republican board for the coming year. Incumbent John Curley was re-elected to another three-year term, keeping the board unchanged, by defeating Freehold Councilman Kevin Kane last November. Monmouth County Surrogate and former Middletown Mayor Rosemarie Peters swore in Curley to his third term.Incumbent county clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon was also sworn in to her first full five-year term, with the Honorable Joseph W. Oxley administering the oath of office. Hanlon stressed the importance of the office in maintaining the historical records of the county and the importance of people knowing about and being able to research their past. “We have to know where we have been to know where we are going,” she told the packed auditorium of well wishers.Arnone said he is looking forward to a “great year” for Monmouth County, in spite of a number of challenges that must be faced. He said the board will be working closely with the mayors and councils of the 53 municipalities in the county and is hopeful the county board can give back to the municipalities the tax increase it had to impose last year.Each of the freeholders itemized a number of accomplishments within their departments during the past year, highlighting the closure last week on the sale of the county’s two nursing homes to private investors, a move, the freeholders said, which will save taxpayers millions of dollars and provide a higher standard of care for the residents. Rich cited the county’s outstanding financial record, maintaining a triple A bond rating for 18 years.Lillian Burry, noting it was her 11th year as a freeholder, stressed the importance of historic preservation, agreeing with Hanlon that the past is the future, and keeping history alive has always been an active and central part of her efforts for the county as well as each of the communities within the county. As a member of the Fort Hancock and Fort Monmouth planning committees for future development of these historic sites, Burry noted that careful preservation and historic significance can also be the economic engine for new jobs and careful development while preserving historic structures at both former military installations.Arnone announced each of the freeholders’ areas of responsibility for the coming year, with DiMaso heading commerce and education, Burry, public service and regulation, Curley, human services, Rich, finance and administration, and himself public works and engineering.The Board meets at the Hall of Records on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, with a workshop meeting at 2 p.m. and the regular business meeting at 7. read more
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2015)–Trainer Eric Kruljac’s longshot Not too Shiny attended a fast pace and prevailed in a desperate finish under Tyler Baze to take Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by a head while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:13.26.A close third crossing the dirt at the top of the stretch, Baze bided his time inside and shifted three off the rail a furlong out.“She loves the hill,” said Baze. “I liked her chances looking at the Racing Form even though I knew she was the longest shot on the board. Looking at the Form though, it set up perfect. A lot of horses can come from way out of it. Two horses hooked up right in front of me and I was able to have just a beautiful trip.”The longest shot in a field of nine older fillies and mares at 21-1, Not too Shiny paid $44.20, $18.80 and $10.00. Owned by Kings River Ranch, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Modigliani notched her second hillside win and her third overall from seven starts. With the winner’s share of $36,000, she increased her earnings to $97,520.“I thought we got caught but then I looked at it and she dug in and got the bob on the wire,” said Kruljac. “She loves the grass. I don’t know why I ever ran her on the dirt…She’ll never see the dirt again, as long as she’s with us. I don’t know where she’ll go from here. She’s got a half brother that has won five, or six hundred thousand sprinting in Europe. She’s got a little pedigree. We’ll keep her here (on the hill).”Irish-bred Royal Temptress, who came rolling from far back under Mike Smith, was off at 9-2 and finished second, a half length in front of Air of Royalty and paid $6.00 and $4.00.Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Air of Royalty pressed the pace, made the lead briefly inside the sixteenth pole and held off Black Bird Rock by a nose for third. Off at 4-1, Air of Royalty paid $4.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.21, 43.42 and 1:07.16.There is a Pick Six carryover into Friday of $45,364 and it is expected that Friday’s total pool should approach $250,000. There is also a carryover into Friday’s Super High 5 of $33,767. (The Super High 5 requires players to select the first five finishers of the last race in exact order).First post time on Friday is 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $45,364 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL POOL EXPECTED TO APPROACH $250,000;SUPER HIGH 5 CARRYOVER OF $33,767 read more
2 May 2013 The number of rhinos poached in South Africa since the start of the year has increased to 273, with the Kruger National Park continuing to bear the brunt of the killings, says the Department of Environmental Affairs. According to the department, 201 rhinos have been killed in the Kruger Park this year. “Since the beginning of the year, the North West province has had a total of 21 rhinos poached, while 19 have been poached in KwaZulu-Natal, 19 in Limpopo and 13 in Mpumalanga,” the department said in a statement on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the number of alleged poachers that have been arrested has increased to 83, with five arrests having been made at the Kruger National Park since last week. Since January, a total 41 alleged poachers have been arrested in the park. In the past week, three suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the Tshokwane section of the park after killing a black rhino. One of the poachers died in a local hospital after being wounded in a shootout with rangers at the park. The rhino horns were confiscated from the alleged poachers as well as a hunting rifle with a silencer, ammunition and other poaching equipment. On Tuesday, in a separate incident, an alleged poacher was fatally wounded during a shootout with rangers near the Langtoon dam, which is situated in the north-eastern part of the Kruger Park. Two firearms, ammunition and poaching equipment were recovered. The department has urged South Africans to report incidents of poaching as well as tip-offs to the anonymous tip-off lines on 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime Line on 32211. Source: SAnews.gov.za read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today’s average yield for the I-71 leg was 191.9 bushels as yields improved as we moved into southern Ohio. Here is more from the I-71 crew after the second day.