Military government deport’s leading daily’s Australian publisher

first_imgNews June 2, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the military government’s arrest and expulsion of Fiji Times publisher Evan Hannah, an Australian citizen. Hannah was arrested yesterday and deported today, in defiance of a high court order. The Suva-based Fiji Times is the country’s leading daily.“Hannah’s arrest and expulsion are unacceptable and violate all the undertakings which the military government has given as regards respect for civil liberties and press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Coming just two months after the expulsion of Fiji Sun publisher Russell Hunter, it seems that the summary removal of government critics is becoming the norm in Fiji.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The government must stop its schizophrenic behaviour, consisting of recognising that press freedom is a constitutional right, on the one hand, while continuing to harass journalists, on the other. The prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, who is quick to remind the media of their responsibilities, must guarantee their independence and respect for the rule of law.”Police and immigration officials arrested Hannah at his Suva home yesterday evening in the presence of his wife and one-year-old son. Later in the evening, his newspaper obtained a high court order for him to appear in court today, thereby blocking any possible deportation. As a result of the court order, Air Pacific refused to cooperate with an attempt by the authorities to put him on a flight to Sydney from Nadi international airport. But the authorities subsequently put him on a Korean Air flight to Seoul.The minister of defence, national security and immigration, Ratu Epeli Ganilau, said there was “credible evidence” that “Mr. Hannah’s actions were breaching national security.” He added: “Mr. Hannah was previously cautioned of the implications of his actions. He, however, chose to ignore this.”Speaking yesterday, two days before World Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Bainimarama acknowledged that press freedom was guaranteed under Fiji’s constitution but he said “irresponsible” reporting in the past year had posed “a threat to national security.” Government and media needed to work together for “a better Fiji,” he added.Hannah is the second foreign journalist to be deported this year. Hunter, the Fiji Sun’s publisher, was deported to Australia on 26 February and is banned from going back.Reporters Without Borders voices its support for the staff of the Fiji Times, which announced today in a headline: “We won’t shut up.” The newspaper is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s New Corp. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Asia – Pacific News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the military government’s arrest and expulsion of Fiji Times publisher Evan Hannah, an Australian citizen. Hannah was arrested yesterday and deported today, in defiance of a high court order. “Coming just two months after the expulsion of Fiji Sun publisher Russell Hunter, it seems that the summary removal of government critics is becoming the norm in Fiji”, said the press freedom organisation. Organisation Follow the news on Asia – Pacific June 7, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison May 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Military government deport’s leading daily’s Australian publisher News Asia – Pacific last_img read more

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Adjunct – Social Work – (ADJ000075)

first_imgThe Graduate College of Social Work offers graduate-level coursesto students seeking an MSW and occasionally has openings forpart-time Adjuncts. Interested and qualified candidates are invitedto apply to be considered for these temporary part-time positions.Please indicate your areas of expertise and/or teaching experience.Adjunct appointments are made on a semester basis.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :All adjunct faculty in the Graduate College of Social Work arerequired to have a Masters in Social Work degree from an accreditedinstitution. A minimum of two years post- graduate practice andteaching experience is required.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

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Management company to push West End retail

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McKay announces return of £10m to shareholders

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Alex Iwobi gets return date from injury

first_img Loading… The Nigeria international was substituted in the 11th minute of Everton’s goalless draw against Arsenal at the Goodison park after picking up a hamstring injury and has not featured since then.Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash against West Ham United in Thursday’s press conference, Ancelotti disclosed that the Eagles forward is closer to a return.Everton Boss Ancelotti sets Alex Iwobi Return Date – https://t.co/wsmcOUymLH pic.twitter.com/8NE5CYGswh— FootballLiveNG (@footballliveCH) January 17, 2020Read Also: Ancelotti set to hand Nigerian youngster EPL debut“Alex Iwobi will not be ready for the match. I think next week he will be able to train with us,” Ancelotti told Everton TV [as quoted on royal blue mersey].FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted that recuperating winger Alex Iwobi is set to return from injury that has kept him out of actions for weeks.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka Trump7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The Worldlast_img read more

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Oyo 5-A-side Soccer League Kicks off August

first_imgThe Astro Turf field of Lead City High School, Onireke, Ibadan will host about 12 football teams across the state as the stage is set for the maiden edition of the Oyo 5-a-side football league among the corporate bodies and families across the state.The event is scheduled to hold in all Saturdays and Sundays in August and September.Speaking at a press briefing on Thursday, the organiser of the programme, Sola Adewumi of footyfanz said it is necessary hold the programme in order to engage families in different kinds of exercises. He stated that family members including mothers and children can also come around and participate in health talk, fashion show among others.He said: “This is first of its kind 5-A-side football league organised competition which will help all families to have fun with children and engage in kiddies’ game as it not going to be football all alone.”In his remark, the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke, said this is one of his ideas saying: “This is a family event where there will be health talk, health checkup among other evens.”The participating teams include; Access Bank, Skye Bank, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State Chapter, Oyo State House of Assembly, Oyo State Sports Council, Lead City, University College Teaching Hospital, Mauve 21 and Catholic Organisation of Nigeria team, among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Overtime

first_imgBILL NEAL :10 Speaking of Pennley Park…AKA Champions Park…If you go down there right now you will still see the hoop “shake-in” from when “Big Dex,” Darin Poindexter, of “The Rankin Gangsters,” received the inbound pass from the great Hosea Champagne, turned and in spectacular elevation hook-dunked the ball on the legend of the lethal jump shots, Larry Harris. He of “The Dons”…Man, you should have been there. Oh you say you were there? :09 “Big Dex” goes right into the top ten dunkers list and I don’t care who you take out. Now run and tell that!!! (And may the dunk gods forgive me for leaving him off the list. What the hell was I thinking?) :08 Pitt’s out but you’re not surprised. I mean I wanted and hoped for the best, even the Final Four. But we’re not surprised. Don’t blame Brown for missing the second foul shot, don’t blame Robinson for the foul and don’t blame the ref for calling the foul. And please stop trying to blame Jamie Dixon…The man’s coaching stats are through the roof. The blame is not in what Pitt has. The blame is for what Pitt doesn’t have. We must, I am sorry…They must go get a killer…Somebody that can’t be stopped that will not be denied. A Brandon Knight, a Kemba Walker, a Nolan Smith or a Tyree Irving. To do unto others what “D” Wade did to us a few years ago.:07 Hey thanks for all the love on my column last week. I really appreciate it. And I am glad Coach Webb got all you city kids to sit down in the library so he could read the stories to you. C’mon man. I am just jakin’!:06 Here we go…Here’s the Top 10 list you’ve been waiting for. The forwards, the small forwards, those who can do it all. Shoot, dribble, pass, “D-up” the two guards, and the strong forwards if they have to, can dunk, block shots, and every now then run the break.1. The Late Great Kenny Durrett, 2. Simmie Hill, 3. Billy Knight, 4. Billy Varner and S. Clarence “Hop” Hopson, 6. Chaz McCrommon, 7. Larry Anderson (UNLV), 8. Eric “Big E” Carter, 9. Eric “Cruster” Jefferson and 10. Larry “Juice” Walker:05 Hear this, and hear this loud and clear. Darrin “Skywalker” Walls is the best and smoothest guard we’ve ever had! Now you redo the list and figure it out. I already messed it up!:04 Here’s a shout-out to Rick Coakley, one of the area’s best all-time players and best all time great guys.:03 Question??? Why can’t the City League Championships be played at the spacious and air conditioned Palumbo Center instead of the hot and cramped Peabody High School? I am just askin’.:02 Barry Bonds… you’re up! Let’s get ready to rrruuummmbbbilleeel:01 The 36th Annual Kenny Durrett Memorial High School All-Star Basketball Classic Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.-8p.m., Gateway H.S., Monroeville. PABe There“Game Over”last_img read more

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Electric Grapevine: Get the puck out

first_imgAs the dust settles and bandwagoners watch the National Hockey League (NHL) training to see which team provides the best chance of redemption next year, I can look back at the season and see what is left.  Well, a few less cop cars and windows for certain, but the real fans are still standing. It’s well chronicled that I’m not a hockey fan but I am a National Basketball Association (NBA) fan so I can relate to the ups and downs faced by Canucks fans. Where the difference is though, is where bandwagoners come in to play.  I appreciate die hard fans of anything, as my neurotic side is evident in all my passions. Bandwagoners, however, are the lowest form of “fan” on the planet. These people make me sick. My theory is, if you can’t name each and every player on “your” team they aren’t yours okay? If you don’t know who they played on the home opener of that season, take off the knockoff jersey you bought at the Chinatown night market and turn the channel. And whatever you do, don’t zing around the term “we” under any circumstance. There is no “we” there are real fans and then you.  The phrase du jour in Vancouver is now: “real Fans don’t riot.” While this is true, the inversion is not necessarily. So many people keep proclaiming that the worst offenders aren’t fans. I don’t buy this. A huge number of these idiots were sporting real jerseys worth upwards of 250 bucks and were most certainly keeping an open bar tab to whet their palate during each and every dry second period of the Stanley Cup finals. Don’t try to tell me that a sport predicated on smashing people into glass and ice, funded by the beer industry isn’t going to promote the same behaviour off the ice. BS.  “The rioters were well organized anarchists.” Oh get the h…e..double hockey stick out of here. I’m so sick of this weak veil of misdirection that I engage anyone I hear spout this garbage.  Did any part of that riot look to be well thought out by planning geniuses? Do you think they’re having their well-organized annual general meeting right now in anticipation of a White Caps flameout? Are they readying their riot gear in case of a meltdown by the local lacrosse team?  No, they aren’t because they’re hockey fans. Face it. They aren’t the only ones who behave like this. Don’t get me wrong, European football fans (that means soccer for all you pucks) are some of the most violent fans on earth.  They typically target opposing players or refs mind you. They also burn down opponents’ neighbourhoods, not their own. What they don’t do is attach themselves to a team during the conference finals. They bleed their team colours and typically do for most of a lifetime with every loss and relegation more painful than the last.  My allegiance to my beloved Chicago Bulls left me disappointed this season but I didn’t don a Miami Heat jersey as the finals began. I simply rooted against them as I hate all they stand for. The Heat is the bandwagoners of the player world. This team of tin men turned their back on cities that cherished them, made them and paid them in order to seek glory in the easiest manner possible. It seemed like they had succeeded too until a team of relatively old, washed up players took them out in the finals in a gutsy performance. A heartwarming story of redemption and overcoming obstacles for sure, but not enough to make me jump ship.  Sure it was weird to not have a team I like in the finals but I stayed true to the team I’ve watched since I was nine. And when my team lost I simply ranted on Facebook without feeling the need to smash windows or burn cop cars. And I’m a fan of a sport that’s supposed to consist of thugs raised by thugs, so why couldn’t hockey fans keep their cool?   I realize I’m probing a sensitive spot with the majority of Canadians being hockey fans and the game seven loss still in our rear-view, so I’d like to point out that the bandwagoners caught most of my ire. That said, I expect hate mail from you passive aggressive lot so I’ve turned up my spam filter from “Luongo” to “Thomas” just in case.last_img read more

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Kyrie Irving drops 17 in return as Celtics top sloppy Nets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trailing by 11 at halftime, Brooklyn sliced it to 59-54 early in the third quarter before the Celtics used a 17-9 spurt to pull ahead by 17 late in the period.Boston led 86-74 entering the final quarter and the Nets never threatened.“They’re a very cohesive group,” Dinwiddie said. “Obviously, they’re one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference and they force a lot of turnovers. That obviously got them out in transition, got them easy buckets.”In the first half, Boston led by double digits at the end of the first quarter and opened a 47-27 advantage on Tatum’s layup midway into the second en route to a 56-45 edge at halftime.TIP-INSNets: Hit their first four shots — all 3-point attempts — but missed 25 of their next 30 overall. … Former Boston College forward Jared Dudley and Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier both received a nice ovation when they were introduced.Celtics: Morris also returned after missing the previous game with a stiff neck. … Boston swept all four games between the teams last season.PREGAME PRAISEStevens spoke highly about the Nets before the game.“I’d be surprised if this team’s not in the playoffs. They’re awfully good,” he said of Brooklyn, which entered the day holding the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed. “Coach challenged us before the game to be great in that regard and try to really move the ball,” he said. “We did that tonight.”Rodions Kurucs led Brooklyn with 24 points. Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and Kenneth Faried scored 13 with 12 rebounds. The Nets lost for just the fourth time in their last 16 games.Irving was out after scratching both corneas in a collision Dec. 31 at San Antonio.Playing on consecutive days, the Nets came out sloppy in the opening quarter, committing 11 turnovers — about half coming on wild passes that sailed out of bounds. They ended up with a season-high 25.“That was kind of the old Nets,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. “That was a big problem of ours last year and the beginning of this year.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball lead as Lakers hand Mavericks loss at home Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I just love the way they play,” Stevens added. “They play hard and they play together. Everybody knows what they’re supposed to do, and they do it every night.”I’M NOT IN YETFaried got off the bench, getting ready to check in, when Jarrett Allen fired a pass from on the court that bounced off Faried as he was heading to the scorer’s table. Faried walked on the floor smiling when he got into the game.UP NEXTNets: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.Celtics: Close a four-game homestand against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Jayson Tatum added 16 points, and Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart each scored 12 for the Celtics, who won their third straight game.The Celtics had 37 assists on 47 baskets. It was their fourth straight game with 30 or more assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s just moving the ball, moving the bodies, trying to create opportunities for one another,” Irving said. “It’s good.”Horford said coach Brad Stevens emphasized passing before the game. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, center, drives between Brooklyn Nets guard Shabazz Napier (13) and forward Rodions Kurucs (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON  — The Boston Celtics shared the ball extremely well. The sloppy Brooklyn Nets helped them out a lot, too.Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games with an eye injury and scored 17 points to lead eight players in double figures as Boston beat the Nets 116-95 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READlast_img read more

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The Stoke v QPR quiz

first_imgQPR travel north to face Stoke this weekend. Test your knowledge of the history involving the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-6]See also: Stoke aren’t pleasing on the eye but should be strong for QPR 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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