China: detained for fighting censorship

first_img Help by sharing this information PHOTO: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes On April 19th, three defenders of press freedom, 27-year-old Cai Wei, 30-year-old Tang, and 27-year-old Chen Mei, were arrested for reposting on the open-source platform GitHub news articles and interviews, including some related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trio were involved in Terminus2049, a crowd-source online project started in 2018, which aims at overcoming the regime’s censorship by preserving censored news content.Cai Wei and Tang, graduates of Tsinghua and Beijing Universities respectively, and Chen Mei, who obtained a degree from South China Agricultural University, are being kept under “residential surveillance in a designated location (RSDL)”, a term that refers to China’s “black prisons”, under the vague accusation of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. “Helping the public access censored information that could be potentially life-saving is not a crime,” said Cédric Alviani, RSF East Asia bureau head, who urged the Chinese regime to “immediately set them free.”Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Chinese authorities have been doing everything they can to impose their narrative on the coronavirus, including blocking the circulation of information in China, denigrating foreign media outlets that criticize Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and spreading false information.China, 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, is the world’s worst jailer of journalists with at least 112 of them behind bars. Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Covid19Imprisoned Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Beijing to free three defenders of press freedom who have been detained in Chinese black prisons since April 19 for reposting censored news articles on an open-source website. News News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alertscenter_img May 11, 2020 China: detained for fighting censorship China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Covid19Imprisoned to go further News RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Confusion locally over NPHET’s advice to jump to Level 5

first_img Twitter Twitter By News Highland – October 5, 2020 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Previous articleShock at big drop in Donegal’s cancer screeningNext articleDonegal ‘creeping into danger area of Covid-19’ News Highland Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews The Government’s considering whether the country should go back into lockdown after over 900 covid cases were recorded over the weekend.The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended the entire country moves to level 5 restrictions.If adopted it would mean all social visits would be banned, travel would be restricted to 5 kilometres of your home and only essential retail shops would remain open.Donegal is currently on Level Three restrictions along with Dublin.Letterkenny Chamber CEO Toni Forrester says there is confusion and shock locally over NPHET’s advice to jump to Level 5:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Confusion locally over NPHET’s advice to jump to Level 5 Google+last_img read more

Flenory still ‘gold standard’ for WPIAL basketball

first_imgWhile Flenory rose to stardom with his accomplishments on the hardwood, he never forgot where he came from.“I began playing basketball in 3rd grade and this is one of the highlights of my life,” said Flenory. “In 1968 Valley had a great team and won the section championship and that’s when I knew that basketball was going to be my game.”“He played basketball every day. He would play in the rain and in the snow,” said Tallulah Flenory, B. B.’s mother. “I had to buy a new stove to keep his supper warm. B. B. was always a leader. When he was eight years old he started his own team. We bought all the shorts and shirts. I dyed the tops red and the bottoms blue.” GOLD STANDARD—A smiling B.B. Flenory shows off his 2010 WPIAL Hall of Fame award. PROUD FAMILY—B.B. Flenory, daughter Karma, mother Tally and father Charles celebrate the New Kensington great’s induction to the WPIAL Hall of Fame. Baron “B.B.” Flenory remains a legendary figure in high school basketball, in college basketball and to those in western Pennsylvania. Flenory was among 14 people inducted June 25 into the WPIAL Hall of Fame at the Embassy Suites in Coraopolis. Flenory scored 1,800 points at Valley High School in New Kensington and was a Parade All-American as a senior, an accomplishment earned by only 12 other WPIAL or City League basketball players. He was Pennsylvania’s high school Player of the Year in 1976 and remains among the top 15 scorers in Duquesne University history. Among other distinctions in his career, Flenory holds the single-game scoring record at his high school and college. In his senior year at Valley, Flenory poured in 52 points in a game at Norwin. While at Duquesne, he tallied 48 in the West Virginia Classic Dec. 30, 1978. What was his most memorable game?“In junior high school I scored 81 points in one game,” said Flenory. “I went something like 31 of 36 from the floor.”What was his most memorable game in high school?“I’d have to say Sam Clancy and Fifth Avenue. That was the game that I went down to one knee, dribbling the ball,” said Flenory. “We were winning by 11 at the time and Warnie Macklin stole the ball. That was a great game. I think someone collapsed in the stands, too, and died from a heart attack.”What would B.B. say to his critics who would say that he shot the ball too much?”“I would say to them that I am the only player in Duquesne history to lead the team in scoring and in assists,” said Flenory. “I shot 56 percent from the field which is a high percentage for a guard.”After B.B. scored 25 and won MVP honors for Pennsylvania in the famous Dapper Dan Roundball game in 1976, it was time to head off to college at Duquesne where he was the centerpiece of the West Virginia and Duquesne rivalry.Flenory was nearly killed after taking an elbow to the head from West Virginia’s Bob Huggins in a 1976 game in Morgantown. Two years later, Flenory was involved in a brawl against the Mountaineers at the Civic Arena, then refused to play at West Virginia after seeing a picture of himself hung in effigy in the West Virginia student newspaper. The West Virginia students threw pacifiers and baby rattles and referred to him as BaBy Flenory.“I receive a concussion my freshman year when Bob Huggins hit me in the head and I received another concussion against Duke,” said Flenory. “At the Civic Arena in 1978 West Virginia put a box and one on me. And every time I went to the hoop I was getting elbowed in the head and I had enough and the brawl was on.”Flenory already holds spots in Duquesne’s and Pennsylvania’s Hall of Fame.As floor leader, Flenory injected intensity into his teammates. There’s no “I” in team, but there’s an “I” in win and winning is what B.B. was all about. Concussions may have ended his basketball career but his legend will live forever.Other players joining Flenory in the Hall’s fourth class were Woodland Hills’ Steve Breaston (2002); Ambridge’s Dick DeVenzio (1967, posthumously); Southmoreland’s Chris Dugan (1967); North Allegheny’s Ty Moore (1990); Canon-McMillian’s Manny Pihakis (1952); Mt. Lebanon’s Gretchen Rush-Magers (1982); and Mc­Keesport’s Brandon Short (1995).Former Washington athlete Jimmy Montecalvo, who died of cancer in 2008, was honored with the WPIAL courage award.Also inducted were Paul Hindes (Girl’s volleyball, basketball and softball) from Baldwin; Harriett Morrison (Girls volleyball) from Farrell; and Art Walker Sr. (football) from Mt. Lebanon and Shady Side Academy; Tarentum’s Tom Stabile (official); Bill Christy (official); Michael Manzo (contributor); the 1959 Braddock football team and the 1986 Gateway football team, who finished 13-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country in USA Today and considered by many the greatest team in WPIAL history.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2015)–Restrained early and full of run around the far turn, Prospect Park went on to an ultra impressive score in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita, as the 3-year-old colt by top stallion Tapit drew off to win by 5 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux while covering a flat mile in 1:35.67.Owned and bred in Kentucky by Pam and Martin Wygod, the Clifford Sise, Jr. trainee shortened up off a maiden win going 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 27 and thus stamped himself as a potential candidate to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 with one of the most impressive 3-year-old performances of the young meeting.“We want to stretch him back out of course, today was more about conditions,” said Sise. “We wanted to school him, take him back a little bit and it worked out. Now we’ll be looking at different races throughout the country for him and we’ll try to get some Kentucky Derby (qualifying) points…If that goes well, then who knows?”The 7-2 second choice in a field of five sophomores, paid $9.80, $5.00 and $5.00. Out of the Bertrando mare Quiet Romance, Prospect Park registered his second win from five starts and bagged $34,800 for the win, increasing his earnings to $86,570.A close fourth and bottled inside coming to the quarter pole, Desormeaux found a seam three off the rail leaving the three sixteenths pole, and the race was for all intents and purposes, over.“It seemed like it was over in forty feet and he came home so fast,” said Desormeaux.Early pacesetter St. Joe Bay, who was ridden by Elvis Trujillo, finished second, one length in front of longshot Rockinatten. Off at 9-2, Rockinatten paid $5.00 and $4.40.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Rockinatten finished third, a half length in front of odds-on favorite The Gomper and paid $7.00 to show.Off at 1-2, The Gomper stalked the field to the far turn and appeared full of run under Joe Talamo, but flattened out through the drive.Fractions on the race were 23.47, 46.76, 1:10.87 and 1:23.28.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more