Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further CyprusEurope – Central Asia October 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ten Spanish journalists expelled from northern part of island Reporters Without Borders today denounced the absurdity of rules applying to foreign journalists visiting the Turkish-governed northern part of Cyprus, after the authorities there deported 10 Spanish journalists, including Xavier Vidal, editor of one of Spain’s leading dailies, El Pais, on 14 October for holding “illegal meetings.””The restrictions imposed on foreign journalists by the Turkish-Cypriot authorities are unacceptable,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Tayyibe Gülek, the Turkish government’s minister of state for Cypriot affairs. “To avoid being spied on and endangering their sources, they are forced, as in Chechnya, to hide the fact they are journalists. We urge you to see that such regulations hampering press freedom are changed,” he said.A group of 16 Spanish people, including the 10 journalists, were expelled to the Greek-Cypriot side of the island by police and foreign ministry press officials after conferring with NGOs, the media and other civil society groups in the north.There were accused of holding illegal meetings and giving “false information” to Turkish-Cypriot border officials. The group had earlier attended a conference in southern Cyprus on enlarging the European Union and had entered the north on tourist visas.Foreign journalists wanting to work in the north must inform the press office of the foreign ministry of the so-called “Turkish Republic of North Cyprus,” which is not recognised by the international community and must . They also have to be accompanied by a ministry official wherever they go and whenever they interview someone. RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Cyprus CyprusEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union November 23, 2020 Find out more
Thelma R. Sieverding, 83, of Farmers Retreat passed away at 5:49am, Friday, November 10, 2017 at her home. She was born in Cincinnati on December 10, 1934 the daughter of Edward and Henrietta Stegeman Macke. She was married to Henry Sieverding on April 9, 1959 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Cincinnati and her husband of 58 years survives. Other survivors include her children Maria Sieverding of Farmers Retreat, Keith (Beth) Sieverding of Friendship, Ben (Karen) Sieverding of Versailles, Ruth (Mark) Kieffer of Friendship, Teresa Meyer of Milan, Mike Sieverding of Milhousen, and Ann (Brian) Vogel of Versailles; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; two sisters Teresa (David) Kathman of Chicago and Marilyn (Ray) Siemer of Cincinnati; two brothers-in-law Arlo Crawford and Donald Eiser both of Cincinnati. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Diane, her son Francis, her grandson Jacob Vogel, her brother Ed Macke, her sisters Marci Crawford and Rosemary Eiser, and her twin sister Ruth Ann. Mrs. Sieverding was a 1953 graduate of Xavier High School in Cincinnati and attended the Cincinnati Art Academy. Her main occupation was wife and mother to her large family and outside the home Thelma worked as a secretary for the US Army in Cincinnati, as a receptionist for Proctor & Gamble, at the candy counter of Newberry’s Department Store in downtown Cincinnati, and worked in the Intelligence Division of the Internal Revenue System in Cincinnati. She was an accomplished artist and besides portraits of her children and grandchildren, she had many paintings displayed in various churches throughout the United States. Thelma also did religious statue restoration and had restored statues locally in the St. Pius and St. Charles Catholic Churches at Milan. Thelma was a member of the St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church in Westchester, Ohio, the Kolping Society of Cincinnati, was a founding member of the Southern Indiana Art Guild, and a member of the Indiana Plein Air Artists. Requiem High Mass will be held at 11am, Tuesday, November 14th at St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church in Westchester with Father Dolan officiating. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be on Monday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services beginning at 4:30pm. Memorials may be given to the Friendship Fire Department in care of the funeral home.
The United States of America cricket team will play two matches against Hero Caribbean Premier League sides in the lead up to the tournament hosting four games in Lauderhill, Florida on August 5thand 6th.Matches at Central Broward Regional Stadium The practice matches will take place at the Central Broward Regional Stadium. The first game will see Team USA play the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at 10 am on August 2nd. The second will see the USA take on the Jamaica Tallawahs at 10 am on August 3rd.The Hero CPL sides feature some of the biggest names in cricket with the Tallawahs having the likes of Kumar Sangakkara and Shakib al Hasan in their squad and the Patriots have the talents of Chris Gayle, Ben Cutting and Samuel Badree at their disposal.Great opportunity for Team USA USA Chairman of Selectors, Ricardo Powell said: “These matches are a great opportunity for Team USA to compete against some of the best in the world. Initiatives such as these are of critical importance for the development of our playing group and we are grateful to the CPL, St. Kitts Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs for arranging these practice matches in the lead up to the USA-leg of the tournament.”Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of Hero CPL, said: “The Hero CPL is firmly committed to spreading the game of cricket in the USA and these matches are just another example of this. We see so much potential for growth of cricket in the USA and we want to make sure we are doing all we can to help that cause.”The Team USA squad is as follows:Fahad BabarSyed AbdullahRoy SilvaDavion DavidsonNisarg PatelMrunal PatelCamilus AlexanderJaskaran MalhotraElmore HutchinsonJasdeep SinghNosthush KenjigeMuhammad GhousUsman RafiqJapen Patel