Authorities target two more independent newspapers

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today voiced its utmost concern about the fate ofthe independent press in Belarus after the Minsk independent daily NashaSvoboda was sentenced on 2 August to pay a fine that threatens its survivaland as authorities continue with plans to prosecute the independentnewspaper Rabochy. These moves were preceded by the jail sentences imposedin June on the editor and a journalist of the Grodno opposition newspaperPagonya.”The government succeeded in getting rid of Pagonya and now pursues its shamjustice by attacking Nasha Svoboda and Rabochy”, Reporters Without Borderssecretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Information MinisterMikhail Podgainy. “We ask you to drop all these abusive proceedings againstindependent newspapers. We also ask you to modify the penal code in order toeliminate prison sentences for defamation, in particular article 367/2concerning defamation of the President of the Republic.”On 2 August, journalist Mikhail Podolyak and his newspaper, Nasha Svoboda,were sentenced to fines of 15 million and 100 million Belarusian rublesrespectively for libeling Anatoly Tozik, president of theCommittee for State Control. On 1 August, the day before the trial started,authorities seized Nasha Svoboda’s computers.Meanwhile, Rabochy editor Viktor Ivaskevich faces a possible five-year jailsentence when he comes to trial on 11 September for allegedly defamingPresident Alexander Lukashenko under article 367/2 of the penal code in areport that appeared in a special elections issue in summer 2001. As aresult of the report, entitled “A thief belongs in prison”, 40,000 copies ofthe special issue were confiscated.Previously, on 24 June, Pagonya editor Nikolay Markevitch and one of thenewspaper’s journalists, Pavel Majeyko, were sentenced to prison terms withhard labour for allegedly defaming President Lukashenko. Their appeal is dueto be heard on 15 August. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown August 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities target two more independent newspapers Help by sharing this information RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says to go furthercenter_img News News May 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News May 27, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Free Turkeys for 100 Lucky Local Families Mark One Billion Meals Given by L.A. Regional Food Bank

first_img Top of the News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Free Turkeys for 100 Lucky Local Families Mark One Billion Meals Given by L.A. Regional Food Bank From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 5:30 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Make a comment Subscribe The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank that was founded in Pasadena over 40 years ago will provide its billionth meal in November 2016 to families in need. The LARFB partnered with Whole Foods Market and Foothill Unity Center in a special holiday turkey distribution Tuesday morning that gave 100 deserving families a celebratory turkey to take home for Thanksgiving to commemorate this epic milestone.“This month we are distributing what’s equivalent to our one billionth meal to the community,” said Los Angeles Regional Food Bank CEO Michael Flood.According to Flood, these numbers are calculated by the USDA which says that a standard meal is measured at 1.2 pounds and the LARFD was able to distribute 1.2 billion pounds of food to the communities in L.A. County.“This Pasadena center serves all of the families in the local area. Foothill Unity Center is a part of that billionth meal and we are just honored to be able to kick off and launch this celebration,” said Foothill Unity Center Executive Director Betty McWilliams.Foothill Unity Center was founded in 1980 and offers food, temporary shelter, case management, transportation, referrals and a variety of health services for low-income and homeless people in eleven communities in Los Angeles County.“It’s especially important that as we mark the beginning of November that we are trying to do something extra for the families and individuals that we serve during this holiday season,” said Flood.Whole Foods Market provided 100 turkeys weighing in at a hefty 15 pounds for families to go home with this holiday season.“We’re just so happy to be here today. we love our partners, we love Foothill Unity Center and L.A. Regional Food Bank and we just think that a billion meals is such a celebration and its something that we are so proud to be a part of, “ said Whole Foods Metro Marketing Team Leader Sarah Roberts.The LARFB serves more than 600 other non-profits throughout L.A. County on a year round basis, according to Flood.“It’s especially significant to be here because the food bank was founded here in Pasadena in 1973,” said Flood.These services including providing groceries to families and individuals, meals to the homeless population, and food packages for seniors to name a few.‘We are able to serve all different age groups, ethnicities, and people from all different walks of life. For many, it’s a temporary situation,” said Flood.Foothill Unity Center utilizes about 4,000 community volunteers throughout the year.“We thank all the donors, those that give up their time, those that give up food, those that give up product and those that give up dollars,” said McWilliams.From November 14-24, shoppers can stop by Whole Foods Market’s Pasadena location on Foothill Blvd. and donate $10 toward stocking a pantry for a family of four served by Foothill Unity Center through its Feed Four More program which is Whole Foods Market’s annual community food drive with a goal of feeding more than 20,000 families this holiday season.To stay up to date with Foothill Community Center, visit read more

SBC’s on the ball: Reds set to top the Deloitte Football Money League

first_img From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition breaks down the financial results of Manchester United, and looks at why the amount of football broadcast on television will almost certainly increase.____________________Record revenue and record costs in latest Manchester United financial results Announcing financial results for the 2018 fiscal first quarter, Manchester United revealed not only record incoming revenue, but also record outgoing costs. Heavily aided by a return to the Champion’s League, United recorded an increase in TV rights revenue which increased by 31 percent to £38.1m.Staggeringly, the revenue of United in just the first quarter of the financial year was greater than the yearly revenue recorded by five Premier League teams. Furthermore, the transfer spend of the club has increased rapidly since the departure of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, with United spending more in the four years since the Scotsman’s departure, than they did in the 27 years he was at the helm. In the corresponding results of last year, the Brexit vote had played a key part in the club’s increasing levels of debt. However, in the latest set of results the club reported that the debt fell to £268.1m, a 20.6 per cent decrease compared to the same period in 2016, down from £558.9 million when the Glazer family first brought the club, although it shouldn’t be disregarded that the figure reached a peak high of almost £800 million in 2015, something that at the time sparked mass protests amongst the club’s fans. United also retained status as a dominant force in social media, reporting an 11% increase in overall social media interactions and remaining as the most interacted with club on Twitter,  with 16.5m likes and retweets in this period. Following on from the release of the results, United extended the already extensive portfolio of partners the club boasts, with the announcement of its 65th official club partnership, with Melitta becoming the Red Devils official European coffee partner.Extending the football feast to Saturday nightAfter a unanimous agreement by the League’s chairmen, within the next Premier League broadcasting deal the number of games shown live on TV is likely to increase from 168 to a possible 210 games, with the the league contemplating the idea of Saturday night football. The expansion means the Premier League will almost certainly strengthen its spot as the richest league in the World, with it having already confirming to Ofcom that the number of games would increase to at least 190 as part of the next deal. The meeting that led to the agreement over the increase in games broadcast represents the first time that all 20 Premier League clubs have come together since the dispute over whether the big six should be granted a greater share of foreign TV money. Price of Football proving problematic for young fans, BBC study findsA Price of Football study, conducted by the BBC, found that four in five young football fans viewed cost as an obstacle to attending football matches in the UK – despite the fact that the majority of ticket prices have either been frozen or reduced.BBC Sport asked more than 200 clubs across the country for information on ticket prices and found almost two thirds of price categories have been reduced or remained the same across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.In a separate poll, 1000 18-24 year-old UK-based fans were asked how they engage with football, with 82% claiming the cost of tickets was an obstacle to them going to more matches.PSG chairman implicated in ongoing FIFA trialParis Saint Germain Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi was in secretive negotiations to take over a sports marketing company accused of paying football officials millions of dollars in bribes, a federal court in New York heard on Tuesday.It was revealed that Al-Khelaifi was in negotiations to buy out the firm, but the deal was abandoned after the owners had been indicted in the US after a dramatic police raid on their Zurich hotel.The trial began on 14 December, with three former South American football officials accused of corruption as part of a major US inquiry. The men – Jose Maria Marin, Juan Ángel Napout and Manuel Burga – have been charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.Everton outlines ambitious new stadium plansAfter securing a 200 year lease for the land at Bramley Moore Dock, Everton look set to go ahead with plans to build a new  state-of-the-art 50,000 seat stadium. A statement on Thursday stated: “Everton Stadium Development Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Everton Football Club) and Peel Land and Property (Ports) Limited have formally signed an agreement for the Club to lease land at Bramley Moore Dock, Liverpool Waters.“The lease, which is conditional upon gaining planning consent for the proposed new stadium and securing funding for its construction, will run for a period of 200 years at a peppercorn rent.“The signing of the agreement is a significant milestone in the project and means Everton effectively now controls the land upon which a new stadium would be built. This follows several years of searching for a new site and is the culmination of an exhaustive search across the city.”_________________The Betting industry’s relationship with Football and its wider stakeholders will be discussed at the ‘Betting on Football 2018’ (#bofcon2018) conference. Click on the below banner for more information… Share Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

Pattaya Sports Round up – Friday October 24 – October 30,…

first_imgFridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired.  The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts.  For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.SaturdayPattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road.  Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free.  For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit Ocean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends.  The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available., phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia.  Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage.  Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors.  Leisure trail riding, group and private classes.  All levels of riders welcome.  Over 100 horses and ponies available.  Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya.  Free shuttle service available.  For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: [email protected]:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am – 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors.  Parents can sit at the bar and watch.  New champions needed!  Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur – signposted behind Phoenix Golf.3.00 pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at [email protected] players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at X-zyte Sports Club on Third Road. We play 10-12am Sunday, Tuesday and Friday with a mix of mostly 50+ farangs and younger Thai’s.The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players.  Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course.  Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email [email protected] to be updated each week for the upcoming game.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School.  Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games at every Sunday at 12 noon.  New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game.  For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website or contact John at scrabbleking or call 089-932-54332:00 p.m. The Pattaya Backgammon League (PBL) meets every Sunday at B.G. House & Restaurant @ 2 p.m. For further details phone 081 664 9085 or email [email protected] pattayabackgammonleague.com3:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm.  For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.Monday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 pm on Pattaya 3rd Road in front of the Buffalo Bar, opposite Soi Lengkee.  The bus leaves at 3.30 pm sharp.  More info at www.pattayah3.comTuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  100 baht per person.  Please email [email protected] to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday1:00 p.m. The Pattaya Bridge Club meets upstairs at Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Thappraya Road near flyover. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172, pm – Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. All ages and abilities welcome.  Please contact Simon at [email protected] pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting.  No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: [email protected] (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday7:00 p.m.  Pattaya Panthers and Panties (mixed) Touch Rugby every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Paul Crouch on 089 902 6286 or [email protected]last_img read more