Help by sharing this information Organisation read in RussianReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of independent journalist Ulugbek Khaidarov on a trumped-up charge on 14 September in Jizak and voiced concern about the fate of President Islam Karimov’s nephew, opposition journalist Djamshid Karimov, of whom there has been no word since he went missing two earlier.“We are witnessing the death of Uzbekistan’s independent press at the hands of the police state,” the press freedom organisation warned. Khaidarov was waiting for a bus on 14 September when a woman suddenly slipped money into his pocket. Police arrested him seconds later, although he had already managed to pull out the money and throw it to the ground. Since then, they have been holding him in Jizak prison on a charge of “extortion and blackmail” under article 165 of the criminal code. He faces between 5 and 10 years in prison.Karimov was seen for the last time on his way home on 12 September after visiting his mother in hospital. He and Khaidarov are both former Uzbekistan correspondents of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, contributors to the independent websites fergana.ru and centrasia.ru and opposition supporters. And both have long been the targets of harassment by the Karimov regime.The disappearance of one and arrest of the other have raised concerns that the authorities have entered a new stage in the drive to stamp out dissent in Uzbekistan.Ever since the Andijan uprising in May 2005, the authorities have been forcing the foreign media out of the country and have been trying to silence the local independent media, making it impossible for the most outspoken journalists to find work and driving them into exile. Those that resist are subject to systematic judicial harassment.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org September 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regime persecutes last independent journalists including president’s nephew February 11, 2021 Find out more The family of journalist Djamshid Karimov (photo), who is the president’s nephew, has had no word of him for the past week. His well-known opposition to his uncle makes them fear for his life. Two days after he disappeared, independent journalist Ulugbek Khaidarov was framed by police on an extortion charge and faces five years in prison. May 11, 2021 Find out more News Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia to go further News News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en
Project Engineer Loban Rafael Ceballossaid the structure was based on the program of works and was not overpriced,retorting to the criticisms of netizens who described the allocated fund as“exorbitant.” According to police investigators, thevehicle was travelling on high speed in Gatuslao Road from 888 Chinatown to thesaid tower which is considered a one-way road. Ceballos noted the structure is madeof steel materials, its column cover made of light wall concrete and the LightEmitting Diode lighting is programmable weather proof. The front portion of the vehicle wascompletely mangled, while the tower suffered extensive damage. BACOLOD City – A Korean national andhis friend emerged unscathed early yesterday morning after their driven vehiclecrashed against the barriers of Halandumon Tower at the corner of Gonzaga andGatuslao streets in this city. City Engineer Belly Aguillon meanwhiledisclosed that the Korean – whose name was withheld by Panay News – signified his willingness to settle the damage heincurred to the said property of the city. “The original plan of the height ofthe tower was 23 meters but because of insufficient funds it was only built in14.9 meters,” he explained./PN She added that she will refer thismatter to the City Legal Office for proper disposition after they can get acopy of the police blotter. Aguillon confirmed that the tower hasnot yet been turn-over by the contractor to the city after it was inauguratedon June last year, because the contractor is still fixing the electricalconnection for the lights of the tower.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. — The 6th Annual Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast powered by the Florida Panthers will honor nine admirable community leaders for their vast achievements on Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:30 a.m., at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323.After a competitive nomination process, nine of Broward County’s most influential women were selected to receive awards. They include: Heidi Dennis, General Manager Pelican Grand Beach Resort;Desorae Giles-Smith, Deputy City Manager City of Lauderhill; Jenni Morejon, President & CEO Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority; Eula Murray Hylton, CEO, Insurance Today; Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq., Partner, Austin Pamies Norris Weeks, LLC; Teshanne Phillip, Founder and CEO I am Hope Foundation; Judge Jackie Powell, Broward County Court Group 19; Commissioner Nan Rich Broward County District 1; Shirley Toliver, Area HR Supervisor and District Community Relations Representative UPS.The Annual Awards Breakfast is an empowering event produced by LRCC to honor dynamic women in Broward County and is attended by influential entrepreneurs, professionals, and public officials. The event has sold out five consecutive years. Therefore, organizers encourage early reservations. Tickets are on sale now on www.LauderhillChamber.com.
SAN FRANCISCO–It’s September 12 and the Giants haven’t won a game since August.Even as the club stumbled to a 98-loss season in 2017, the Giants still found a way to collect 10 September victories, but this year a double-digit win total in the final month of the year is practically out of the question.Though the Giants have already won four more games in 2018 than they did a season ago, a 10-game losing streak to open the month has the team in danger of suffering through its worst September …
An artist’s impression of Cape Town’s Grand Parade, where one of South Africa’s fan fests will be hosted during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: Fifa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Delia Fischer Fifa South Africa media office +27 83 201 0470 [email protected] www.fifa.com RELATED ARTICLES • Fifa volunteers pass 15 000 mark • Ten stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup • Flags fly for 32 World Cup teams • Host cities for the 2010 Fifa World CupNicky RehbockWith just months to go until South Africa hosts the world’s biggest football tournament, Fifa has launched a series of action-packed fan events that will connect lovers of the Beautiful Game everywhere.The Fifa Fan Fest – to be staged in the nine South African host cities as well as Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney – will enable football enthusiasts to watch free, live screenings of all 64 matches in a secure and festive environment.Official public viewing events were first launched by Fifa in 2006 during the World Cup in Germany. In June and July of that year more than 18-million fans gathered at 12 designated fan parks around Germany, electrifying the nation on a scale never seen before during such a tournament.Building on this, Fifa has decided to extend its fan parks to include the host country as well as a series of iconic locations across the world, spanning all three key time zones for a truly global experience.A first for football fans“The Fifa Fan Fest was an important part of the success of the 2006 World Cup and we believe that the 2010 fan fests, both in South Africa and in the other seven international venues, will bring an unprecedented experience to millions of football fans in South Africa and around the world,” said Fifa President Sepp Blatter.“The first International Fifa Fan Fest is another milestone in bringing the excitement of the World Cup to an even greater audience.”In South Africa the fan fests will be organised by the host cities, Fifa and the Local Organising Committee (LOC). Fifa and the respective cities will take responsibility for the international events. At each site there will be a top-quality giant screen, performance stage and sound and lighting equipment.And they won’t just be about football: in addition to the match broadcast, each event will offer all-day entertainment with a distinct local flavour, thereby exporting the thrill of the first African World Cup to destinations worldwide.“We are communicating with ambassadors in each city to ensure a South African atmosphere, complete with food, dancing and music,” said Fifa marketing director Thierry Weil.In South Africa this will offer lucrative opportunities for small businesses and informal traders, who will be encouraged to sell traditional cuisine and arts and crafts at the events. Local musicians, dancers and artists will also be given the chance to perform. But host city authorities will require these people to consult with them first before setting up at a venue.Media, transport and safetyDuring the German World Cup 80% of non-football stories came from the fan fest sites, and Fifa is working hard to ensure the same happens during 2010.All media organisations will therefore be free to broadcast and report from all public viewing events. South African and international fan fest cities may choose to have an on-site media accreditation system, but this will be a simple process and unrestrictive. More information on this and the facilities for journalists at the venues will be made available in 2010.In South Africa all fan fests will be fenced off and incorporated into the wider host city security plans. Both private security and police will be deployed inside and outside the venues, and full disaster management and medical facilities will be available. There will also be special access for disabled fans.“Transport arrangements will differ from venue to venue, but there will be a park-and-ride system and public transport options, so South Africans won’t have to bring their own cars,” said LOC CEO Danny Jordaan.Selection processFifa considered a number of factors when selecting the overseas fan fest cities. They were analysed according to their popularity as tourist destinations, experience in hosting major international sporting events and demographic make-up.Fifa felt it important to choose cities that have a diverse population that supports a variety of teams, ensuring lively crowds even if the home country gets knocked out.The South African venues were chosen for their crowd capacity and proximity to the official 2010 stadiums. Cape Town’s fan fest will be at the Grand Parade in the city’s CBD; St Georges Park, which is 5km from the stadium, will be Port Elizabeth’s venue; and scenic New Beach will be the site in Durban.Bloemfontein’s fan fest will be at Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre, which has a capacity for 20 000 people. Bergvlam High School will be Nelspruit’s facility as it’s only 5km from the stadium; Polokwane Cricket Club will be the venue in Polokwane; Rustenburg’s fan fest will be at Fields College School; while host city Pretoria/Tshwane’s venue is still to be confirmed.Johannesburg, which will host the World Cup’s opening and final matches at Soccer City, will have two sites: one at Elkah Stadium in Soweto – South Africa’s largest township home to 1-million people; and one at InnesFree Park in the commercial hub of Sandton.
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Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Grand Slam-seeking Beermen on the right track “After four months, finally a sweet, sweet podium finish,” said Maraño, referring to the period of time she spent with the national team.“Hopefully with more hard work from us players and a strong volleyball program we can achieve our goals,” added Maraño, the former UAAP MVP from La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe PSL All-Star squad bested Khonkaen Star Volleyball Club, 25-18, 25-22, 32-34, 25-22, for the bronze medal.Other team members were Mika Reyes, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Remy Palma, Bang Pineda, Frances Molina, Rhea Dimaculangan, Chie Saet, Jheck Dionela, Honey Royse Tubino, and Mar-Jana Philips. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad MOST READ For Aby Maraño, it was one tangible indication that Philippine volleyball is on the upswing.The feisty middle blocker helped steer a bunch of Philippine Superliga players to a bronze medal in the 2017 Annual Princess Maja Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup in Sisaket, Thailand, over the weekend.ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients
Man Utd, Real Madrid target Eder Militao favours England optionby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePorto defender Eder Militao is keen on a move to England.Militao is a target for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this month.However, UOL Esporte says Militao favours a move to England.The Porto defender has been linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks with Militao looking set to depart at the end of the campaign.Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United are all credited with interest from England in the 20-year-old, who has a release clause of £45m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal boss Emery: Martinelli not a strikerby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery does not see Gabriel Martinelli as a striker despite his two goal performance against Standard Liege on Thursday.Playing as the Gunners’ leading man, Martinelli took his season tally to four from two starts in the resounding 4-0 victory.But Emery does not think the Brazilian will continue to play as a number nine.He said: “He prefers to play as a left winger – he also played as a right winger. I am using him as a striker because he played in that position in Brazil.”Striker is not the best position for him. But the first thing in his mind is to help us.”Tonight his performance and his aptitude was amazing.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
SINGAPORE – The annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders began Tuesday with a warning from the host, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, about threats against international rules that underpin world stability and economic growth.“The international order is at a turning point,” Lee said at the opening ceremony of the summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.“The existing free, open and rules-based multilateral system, which has underpinned ASEAN’s growth and stability, has come under stress,” Lee said.U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy and his resistance to multilateral agreements and institutions are viewed as an affront and a challenge in a region whose modern economies are largely driven by global trade.Among issues on the agenda for ASEAN and other leaders attending meetings in Singapore this week, including U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, are talks on a new regional trade pact that would commit member countries and others in the Asian-Pacific region to opening markets further.Lee said ASEAN and other participating countries including India and China, but not the United States, have made “substantive progress” on the market-opening initiative, called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.However, it’s unclear if a deal will be reached in Singapore. Participants say India, for one, is balking at opening its markets wider to imports from China under the accord.Trump is staying away from the Singapore summit, and also from the annual meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum that will begin later this week in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.Chinese leaders are busy burnishing their own free trade credentials as they speak out against Trump’s efforts to get Beijing to change policies aimed at making Chinese industries leaders in advanced technologies.Three days after taking office, Trump pulled out of a Pacific Rim trade initiative, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He has ordered punitive tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese products, among other measures, to address complaints over the U.S. trade deficit, China’s technology policies and other market access issues.“All countries are linked in the same industrial chain in the world today and China and the U.S. are an important part of it. No one wants or expects to see an interruption of it,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday in a lecture on the sidelines of the summit.ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.The globalization of manufacturing has been a key factor driving dynamic growth in the regional economy, which has more than doubled in size since 2007 to $2.8 trillion in 2017.The momentum must be in the direction of more, not less, open trade, said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.Otherwise, he warned, there could be a “domino effect” in which countries engage in increasingly protective measures against their rivals.Inward-looking, protectionist policies have gained ground in ASEAN as elsewhere, he said.“This is not the time to close our doors by invoking trade protectionism measures but instead we should be actively engaged in finding amicable solutions,” Mahathir said. “It is now that we must continue to expand our intraregional trade and deepen the economic integration within ASEAN.”While talks on the ASEAN-centred trade accord stumble along, the 11 countries that have remained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are preparing to inaugurate their revised trade deal.Renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is due to take effect on Dec. 30.Several other economies are hoping to join the pan-Pacific accord, including the Philippines and South Korea.Japanese media reported that Taiwan’s representative in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, former chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Morris Chang, plans to ask Japan to back the island’s request to also become a member.___Associated Press video journalist Jerry Harmer contributed to this report.