Hong Kong government adopts accreditation policy that discriminates independent media and freelance journalists

first_img to go further Receive email alerts News ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence October 12, 2020 Hong Kong government adopts accreditation policy that discriminates independent media and freelance journalists Help by sharing this information RSF_en News June 7, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation center_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Hong Kong government to reverse its media accreditation policy that only acknowledges “internationally recognised” media and de facto excludes independent outlets and freelance journalists. In a statement published in late September, eight media organisations including Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) denounced the new government media accreditation policy which only acknowledges “internationally recognised” media, without specifying a clear definition, and de facto excludes independent outlets, freelance and student journalists from accessing official press conferences and restricted areas.“These discriminatory measures, which could allow the government to arbitrarily deny accreditation for media that displeases it, are another attack against press freedom which is enshrined in the Basic Law”, says Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia Bureau Head. “Some freelance reporters covering prohibited or violent events risk, if arrested, being denied the status of a journalist and could therefore be held accountable for incidents which they were only witnesses for.”On 30th June this year, the Chinese regime also passed a National Security Law which allows it to directly intervene in the special administrative region of Hong Kong to suppress, with the appearance of legality, anything it deems to be “terrorism”, “secession”, “subversion” or “collusion with foreign forces”. These four crimes can incur charges in the Mainland as severe as the death penalty and are often used as a pretext to prosecute journalists.Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has plummeted from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in 2020 in the RSF World Press Freedom Index. The People’s Republic of China, for its part, remains at 177th out of 180. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 2, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on Asia – Pacific PHOTO: PHILIP FONG / AFP News ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence last_img read more

Program honors Tony Scott

first_img Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content By Blood Sugar Blaster Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Program honors Tony Scott Latest Stories You Might Like Invitational calf show today at Cattleman Park The Sixth Annual Pike County Invitational Steer and Heifer Show will continue today at Cattleman Park. The public is invited… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Skip Tony Scott was head of the Sikorsky Troy Operations and a dedicated community servant. He loved Troy and his family wanted to give something back to the community that had meant so much to him.Eric Scott said that he and his brothers approached their mom, Nancy Scott, on December 20 with the idea of making a donation to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center in memory of their dad.“On Christmas Day, we decided to make it happen,” Eric Scott said. “And, now, for us to be able to make this presentation on Father’s Day weekend makes it very special to us. It is very meaningful for us to be able to do something wonderful for Dad for the many wonderful things that he did for Troy.” Morgan Drinkard, interim director of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, expressed appreciation to the Scott family for the generous gift.“This gift allows us to ensure the quality of our program and that it can continue to improve while increasing the number of people enriched by art education in our community,” Drinkard said. “ArtBridges offers an annual summer teacher workshop where teachers learn to integrate art concepts into their classroom studies. Their students then visit the Johnson Center for the Arts where those concepts have been put into practice by professional artists. In the past year, the ArtBridges program reached more than 3,000 participants including teachers, students, docents, parents and community leaders.”Tony Scott was a strong supporter of education and of the arts. Brent Scott said that he is sure that his father would be honored and pleased to have his name associated with such an innovative program that has long and lasting benefits.Brent Scott said that, when faced with important life decisions, he and his family always ask themselves, “What would Tony Scott do?” and the answer comes easily. Book Nook to reopen Published 10:50 pm Friday, June 15, 2012 Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits A special gift was made to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center Friday to rename the art education program the Tony Scott ArtBridges Education Program in Scott’s memory.When there’s a story behind a gift, that makes it even more special.There was a story behind the $10,000 gift from the Tony Scott family and friends and the telling of it gave the gift greater significance. Email the author So, lending support to the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center’s ArtBridges program was an easy decision for the Scott family.“We are delighted to be able to provide this gift to the ArtBridges Education Program in honor of our father,” Eric Scott said. This is a program that we believe our dad would have supported wholeheartedly.”last_img read more

Irvine asks fans for chance

first_img Press Association Irvine was the surprise name announced last weekend as Pepe Mel’s successor and some Albion supporters have hit out at the appointment, with talk emerging of an organised protest against chairman Jeremy Peace’s decision being planned. Peace did not attend a press conference on Wednesday where Irvine – flanked by Baggies technical director Terry Burton – was officially unveiled by the midlands outfit. New West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has called on the club’s fans to give him a chance – although he has no doubt the only way to win them over is with positive results. “It would be lovely if everyone was absolutely delighted and thinking this was the best appointment that could ever have been made, but the only way I’m going to prove that is by helping the team get success.” Irvine believes he is probably under even more pressure than incoming managers normally are given the reaction there has been in this instance, but is relishing the job nonetheless. He said: “People might not give me the time that they might have given someone else. But I hope that is not the case and people realise there is a lot of work to be done. “You don’t turn things round overnight and hopefully people will get behind us. I think the majority of fans will but, of course, it all comes down to results again.” Irvine has worked for many years as a coach. To take up this post, he is leaving his position as academy chief at Everton and before the Preston and Wednesday jobs, he was Toffees number two, assisting David Moyes. Moyes endured a tough time at Manchester United last term, but that was never going to put Irvine off when it came to the West Brom offer. “I didn’t think twice at all – I thought ‘what a fantastic opportunity’,” Irvine said. “I have missed the excitement of a Saturday, the thrill of being involved at first-team level, and I couldn’t even think about turning down this opportunity.” Irvine has already stressed the need for West Brom’s squad to be strengthened and he confirmed on Wednesday that Albion are in negotiations to sign former England defender Joleon Lescott. The 31-year-old centre-back, out of contract this summer after five years with Manchester City, worked with Irvine at Everton. Irvine said: ”There is an interest in Joleon, without a doubt. He is a player I know well. ”I believe negotiations are going very well at this particular moment. So hopefully we are able to meet Joleon’s demands. “Joleon has said he would be more than happy to work with me again.” But asked at the media gathering what his own message for West Brom fans was, Irvine said: “Keep supporting us and give us a chance – give us all the chance to make sure we can do the job. “I understand that I wouldn’t have been the name on everybody’s lips, but I’ve got this job now. “I know that the Albion fans are incredibly passionate, but I think they’ll find that I’m incredibly passionate as well and hopefully together we can help the team to get success.” Handed a 12-month rolling deal, Irvine has been tasked with turning the fortunes around for a club that finished 17th in the Barclays Premier League last season, just three points clear of the relegation zone. It is his first top-flight senior management role and his prior experience as a number one amounts to stints at Preston and then Sheffield Wednesday, with the latter coming to an end in 2011 when he was sacked with the club mid-table in League One. Tim Sherwood, who guided Tottenham to sixth in the Premier League last term before being dismissed, had appeared to be West Brom’s first choice to take over as their head coach and has claimed he was offered the job but turned it down – a situation Burton was reluctant to talk about on Wednesday. Irvine, meanwhile, simply emphasised his delight at the opportunity he had been given. And when asked about winning over those fans questioning his appointment, the 55-year-old Scot said: “The only way I can do that is by winning games, quite simply. last_img read more

At last, Vegas solves Demko in 3-0 Game 7 win over Canucks

first_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 5th September, 2020 09:33 IST Shea Theodore finally solved Thatcher Demko with 6:08 remaining in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights edged the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Friday night in Game 7 of their second-round series.Theodore’s goal was the first in 138:40 for the Golden Knights against Demko, the rookie who had brought Vancouver back from a 3-1 deficit in the series and held off Vegas for most of this game, too. Then Theodore scored a power-play goal on a wrist shot from the blue line that slipped through traffic and past Demko, who had made 98 consecutive saves.Alex Tuch and Paul Stastny added empty-net goals.Vegas outshot the Canucks 36-14 in the game and 127-54 over the final three. It was barely enough. The Golden Knights will face Dallas for a berth in the Stanley Cup final.Robin Lehner had his third shutout of the series, and his sensational glove save on Brock Boeser in the second period kept the game scoreless.Vancouver missed an opportunity when it failed to convert on an extended power play after Ryan Reaves was ejected toward the end of the second period.The Golden Knights outshot Vancouver 91-40 in Games 5 and 6 but managed only one goal in that span. It was all Vegas again at the start of Game 7, but the Canucks withstood the initial push and made it to the end of the first period in a scoreless tie. The Golden Knights had an 11-2 edge in shots.Reilly Smith missed the net on a breakaway early in the second for Vegas, and the best save of that period actually belonged to Lehner. As he has for most of these playoffs, he got the start over Marc-Andre Fleury, and when the Canucks produced a rare scoring opportunity on a 2-on-1 break, Lehner made a lunging glove save on Boeser.Vancouver found itself with a big opportunity with 3:30 left in the period. Reaves received a major penalty and was ejected for a hit to the head of Tyler Motte, but that power play — which extended into the third period — was fruitless.That call on Reaves seemed less controversial than the penalty that sank Vegas last season. In Game 7 of a first-round series against San Jose, the Golden Knights were up 3-0 when Cody Eakin was given a major penalty for cross-checking. The Sharks scored four quick goals and eventually won in overtime.Nicolas Roy finally beat Demko to the glove side with about 12 minutes to go, but the shot hit the post. Then Vegas easily killed off another Vancouver power play as it became increasingly clear that the first goal would probably decide it.Vancouver’s J.T. Miller was called for hooking with 6:13 remaining, and Vegas needed only a few seconds to score.With the Canucks out, Canada again won’t have a Stanley Cup champion. The last team from Canada to win it all was Montreal in 1993.Image credits: AP center_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 5th September, 2020 09:33 IST At Last, Vegas Solves Demko In 3-0 Game 7 Win Over Canucks Shea Theodore finally solved Thatcher Demko with 6:08 remaining in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights edged the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Friday night in Game 7 of their second-round series WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Garage Sales for this weekend!

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for April 12-14, 2014. If you still need garage sales just use the comment section below. Good luck, bargain hunting!  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Melissa Doffing · 331 weeks ago Conway Springs St. Joseph Rummage sale. Something for everyone!! April 8th- 8am to 7pm April 9th- 8am to noon All clothing .10 each Accepting donations on Monday April 7th ONLY from 9am to 7pm Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Cindy Zoglmann · 331 weeks ago ZOGLMANN TRIPLETS!!! Annual garage sale this Saturday April 12th from 8-12 in Wellington 802 Waldo. Triplets 2 boys 1 girl and there are So many like new toys, high chairs, blankets, Dr. Brown baby bottles, clothes. Any questions you can call 620-440-1662 or email me directly [email protected] Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Holly Rausch · 331 weeks ago Garage Sale: Tons of toys, furniture, books, and more – perfect for an elementary classroom or day care including Little Tykes, Thomas the Train, Pet Shop and Disney Cars! Saturday, April 12th 8-noon at 802 Waldo in Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Anderson · 331 weeks ago Garage Sale: 818 NORTH WASHINGTON, WELLINGTON: Friday April 11th, 8am-?, Saturday, April 12th, 8-12. Band Saw, Scroll Saws, Lawn mowers, Weed eaters, misc mower parts. Chrome truck tool box. Wicker chairs. Sewing machine. Hydralic floor jack. Boys bike. Exercise bike. Childrens Flintstone picnic table. Tent. Garden tools. Furniture. Park bench. Dolls. Infant car seat. Golf clubs. Wooden trunk. Lots of misc!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sharon · 331 weeks ago Garage Sale Saturday 8 to noon 1414 N Poplar St books, magazines, boys clothing sizes 14-18, women’s and men’s clothing, toys, small cabinet, bedding, kitchen wares, videos, cds, Little Rascal Scooter and Bruno lift for the back of a pick-up ($500), lots more! Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more