RSF condemns Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang’s arrest

first_imgNews “Pham Doan Trang’s arrest is the latest stage in the headlong pursuit of ever-greater repression by the Vietnamese Communist Party’s current leadership,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Her only crime has been to provide her fellow citizens with independently-reported information and to help them to fully exercise their rights under Vietnam’s constitution. Her place is not in prison. She must be released at once.” “I don’t want freedom just for myself, that’s too easy. No, I want something greater – freedom for Vietnam,” Pham Doan Trang wrote in a letter in May 2019 with the intention that it should be made public in the event of her arrest. VietnamAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentRSF Prize Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Pham Doan Trang, a Vietnamese journalist who was awarded the RSF Prize for Impact a year ago and who was arrested last night in Ho Chi Minh City. Pham Doan Trang wrote in a letter called “Just in case I am imprisoned” in May 2019 with the intention that it should be made public in the event of her arrest (photo : Facebook / Pham Doan Trang). As for “propaganda,” Trang founded Luât Khoa, an online magazine providing information about legal issues, and edits thevietnamese, a publication that also helps Vietnamese citizens to understand the country’s laws, defend their rights and resist the Communist Party’s arbitrary rule. News RSF_en News After-effects Follow the news on Vietnam Vietnam has been near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index for years and is currently ranked 175th out of 180 countries. Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF was last in touch with Trang five weeks ago, when she was temporarily hospitalized as a result of the after-effects of a beating at the hands of the police when arrested in August 2018. April 22, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News October 7, 2020 RSF condemns Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang’s arrest VietnamAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Judicial harassmentRSF Prize Arrested at around 11:30 p.m. yesterday, she had been placed in pre-trial detention on a charge of “anti-state propaganda.” She has also written several books, including “Politics for the people.” Her latest initiative  was an investigation into a massacre in Dong Tam, a village on the outskirts of Hanoi that was the target of a violent raid by police last January with the aim of suppressing resistance by residents contesting the seizure of their land by the authorities. RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Hundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of…

first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostNational Tree Week 2021 People’s ParkCastletroy Park Highfield, Ennis RoadBoro Field, Janesboro NewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerickHundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of National Tree WeekBy Sarah Carr – March 24, 2021 188 Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Sarsfield Park, Ennis RoadThe Demesne, Newcastle West Advertisement Linkedin Bourke Avenue, Lower Edward StreetFoynes Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Aherlow Close, CaherdavinAspen Gardens Photo by Madison Nickel on Unsplash FOUR hundred and seventy saplings are being planted across Limerick city and county by Limerick City and County Council to mark National Tree Week 2021.The trees, which are a mixture of native and common species will be planted over the coming weeks include: Alnus Glutinosa (Alder); Betula (Birch); Crataegus (Red Thorn); Malus Domestica (Crab Apple); Quercus Robur (Oak); Sorbus Aucuparia (Mountain Ash) and Tilia (Lime).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trees will be planted in the following areas: Rostrevor Close, CaherdavinAbbeyfeale Park Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Dromroe, RhebogueFaha View, Patrickswell WhatsApp Traditionally, Limerick City and County Council would have marked National Tree Week by distributing saplings to schools across the city and county for planting, however this has not been possible this year.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “Visiting schools around to plant and discuss the importance of trees to our environment as part of National Tree Week has always been an important job for the Mayor. While this is not possible at present, I am encouraging everyone during this week to understand the important role trees can play as part of actions to protect our environment and climate.”In addition to the planting of 470 saplings, Limerick City and County Council is hosting ‘The Beauty of Trees’ webinar with Mary Keenan.Mary has a degree in Horticulture and has a wealth of experience in the area.She was a lecturer in the Botanic Gardens before joining the Parks and Landscape Department of South Dublin County Council. She was President of The Tree Council of Ireland and later its Director.Mary was on the board of the Heritage Council for 10 years, runs Gash Gardens and since leaving South Dublin County Council, she is now the editor of the Irish Garden magazine. Mary is also a National TidyTowns adjudicator.‘The Beauty of Trees’ is taking place on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 8pm.Logon here to register.You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOn This Day: 2014 Hurlers prove too strong for Laois & the U21 footballers fall to Kerry in 11′Next articleKenny Privileged Ahead of World Cup Qualifying Opener Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Ted Russell ParkO’Brien Park Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Mayorstone QuarryCoolraine Heights, Old Cratloe Roadlast_img read more

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Push Crank Press features printers’ works

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Published 5:56 pm Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Push Crank Press features printers’ works You Might Like City considers biking, litter ordinances Troy City Council introduced two new ordinances at Tuesday’s meeting. One ordinance will offer safety regulations for bicycling in Troy…. read more Book Nook to reopen Pritchett said printmaking has experienced resurgence in the art world.“The Push Crank Press graphic designers collaborate on their work, which is based on ‘Recurring Pattern,’” she said. “Each panel’s black and white plane is interrupted by the emergence of pattern and color and is often as violent as it is sublime. The ‘patterns’ may be observed by any of the fives senses.”Pritchett said the Push Crank Press exhibit is one that people of all ages will enjoy, including young people who will identify with the comic book look of the artwork. Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The works of Greg Skaggs and Jerry Johnson are on display now at the Johnson Center for the Arts.(Messenger Photo / April Garon)The Johnson Center for the Arts will host a reception for the Push Crank Press exhibition from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to view this 1950s style artwork that was inspired by World War II comic books.Also featured at the reception will be the artwork of Troy University art professors, Jerry Johnson and Greg Skaggs, and the photographs of the late Holman Johnson.“We are extremely pleased to present these exhibits as a part of our summer exhibitions,” said Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director. “The Push Crank Press is a group of printers led by Mike Riddle of Dothan. Their prints, featuring soldiers and military aircraft, give you a sense of having walked into a war zone.” By Jaine Treadwell Skaggs’ exhibition, “Exploratory Drawings” is featured in the North Upstairs Gallery and spans the years 2001 to the present.“My focus has been continual, a narrative relating to both childhood memories and future fears and dreams,” Skaggs said. “Common signifiers include the egg and the nest as it relates to new life and hopes of success through change. Also repeated are heavenly bodies, which represent a desire to explore and my childhood fascination with the stars and planets.”New to Skaggs’ work are elements that relate to electricity.“These signifiers are important to me as they represent a desire to spark new energy in my creative work after the death of my brother in 2011,” he said. “Todd was a creative genius and I miss him very much.” Johnson’s “Synthesizing Analog and Digital” exhibit hangs in the West Upstairs Gallery.Johnson said, as a contemporary artist and designer, his immersion with pixels and digital screens has become fundamental.“I admittedly surrender to the notion that the computer is more than merely a tool for me, rather it has become as ubiquitous and life-giving as the air that I breathe,” he said. “I find it a scornful necessity and not just for solving visual communication problems in advertising and design.”Johnson said, for him, digitization has evolved into an environmental and social space from which much of life actuates, including that of art making.“ The analog world is ‘virtually’ full of surprising juxtapositions of light, texture and distress,” he said. “Ironically, I want the same for the ‘virtual’ world.’“‘A Place of Sense’ is a virtual exploration of earlier analog drawing that I have created in a surreal fashion. After digitizing these, I created imaginary settings and for the original mixed-media drawings. Through the use of digital means, I experimented with all those things that make reality vibrant and exciting—texture, light and distress.”In the downstairs gallery, the late Holman Johnson’s photographs of Troy are on exhibit. Johnson opened his photography business in Troy in 1946 and continued through 1990.Pritchett said Johnson used his camera to document everyday life in the Troy area.“Holman Johnson captured Pike County’s rapidly changing and disappearing society,” she said. “His photographs chronicled much of the history of Troy and Pike County for nearly a half century.”The Johnson Center for the Arts was named the Holman and Ethel Johnson Center for the Arts by the Manuel and Mary Johnson Foundation in 2008. 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Man United captain Harry Maguire spent £63,000 at the bar prior to arrest

first_imgEngland star Harry Maguire returned home on Sunday with question marks surrounding his footballing future following his drunken holiday brawl in Mykonos.The £190,000-a-week defender flew back to Britain after spending two nights in a cell and appearing in court charged with assaulting a police officer on the Greek party island.His captaincy of Manchester United and place in the England squad will face scrutiny while legal action hangs over his head.The Football Association will hold crunch talks Monday over how to manage Harry Maguire’s Greek crisis.England manager Gareth Southgate, as he routinely does with his senior players, is expected to contact Maguire ahead of the squad announcement. But discussions with the Manchester United captain will take on far more significance after allegations he was involved in a fight on the Greek island of Mykonos during the early hours for Friday morning, leading to Maguire being arrested and charged.Maguire’s trial is set for Tuesday and it is understood the player’s legal camp believe they have a strong case as they try to clear their client’s name after he pleaded not guilty to charges on Sunday.Maguire, 27, reportedly enjoyed a five-hour drinking session on Thursday, racking up a bar bill rumoured to be around £63,000 on vintage champagne, cocktails, steaks and lobster.The tab included an £18,000 bottle of Dom Perignon Brut 2002, a £17,000 bottle of Armand de Brignac Champagne and £750 on several bottles of Jack Daniel’s.He is understood to have been with Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, Love Island star Chris Hughes and snooker player Judd Trump, as well as members of his family. Local media reports claimed that the footballer started fighting to defend his younger sister Daisy after she was stabbed in the arm with a pointed object. It emerged that Maguire gorged on a £4.50 doner kebab with pals during a boozy night out just minutes before becoming embroiled in a fight that led to his arrest for attacking three policemen.Maguire, who earns £190,000 per week, wolfed down the kebab after emerging from the exclusive Bonbonniere night club in Mykonos where he had been drinking on Thursday night with a group of friends. Source: DailyMaillast_img read more

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