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Concern about malagasy journalists caught up in political turmoil

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa MadagascarAfrica News News to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today expressed its renewed concern after five newspapers stopped publishing and several journalists were threatened and physically assaulted during the political upheaval of the past few weeks.The media has become the prisoner of a hostile climate for press freedom since the start of the power struggle between the president, Marc Ravalomanana, and the ousted mayor of Antananarivo, Andry Rajoelina, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Independent journalists conscientiously doing their job of informing their fellow citizens on the current political situation are neither demonstrators nor active participants in this crisis. In this very tense political climate, it is essential they are protected,” said Secretary General Jean-François Julliard.Christian Rivo Rakotonirina, former editor of the daily Tribune de Madagascar and now editor of an online newspaper, was beaten up and left in a coma at a meeting in Mahamasina d’Antananarivo stadium held by the president’s supporters. They had accused him of phoning Andry Rajoelina and seized his Blackberry mobile phone before attacking him.He was taken to the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona university hospital. “My husband is in the neurology department. He is conscious and out of danger but still poorly”, his wife told Reporters Without Borders. “The latest scan showed he has frontal bruising”. On the same day, Tiaray Rakoto, journalist on Inona Ny Vaovao? (What news?), a daily owned by the President, was chased, searched and robbed of his money by pro-Andry Rajoelina militants. The journalist managed to hide his equipment before his assailants got to him. Since these two incidents, Tribune de Madagascar and Inona Ny Vaovao? have decided to cease publishing “until further notice”.Elsewhere, the dailies Midi Madagascar et Gazetiko and the weekly Midi Flash also stopped appearing after arson threats were made against the Midi Madagascar press group, which is owned by a deputy in the ruling party Mamy Rakotoarivelo, whose house was ransacked on 11 March. Also in the capital on 7 March, Sitraka Rafanomezantsoa, journalist on the daily Malaza, was assaulted by the “casseurs de manif” (demo busters) a term used locally to describe the president’s supporters. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders on the phone that “heavies” had beaten him with clubs and iron bars leaving him with bruising to the head and a badly cut eyelid.Similar incidents have happened outside the capital too. At an opposition demonstration held in Tamatave, on the east coast on 19 February, security forces tried to snatch a camera from a journalist with the first name Harilala, working for TV Plus. Police briefly arrested and then released him. A few days earlier in Fianarantsoa in southeastern Madagascar, police threatened Nicolas Rabemananjara, director of TV Plus, ordering him to stop filming an opposition demonstration.Reporters Without Borders Secretary General also appealed to journalists and media who support the president or his chief opponent not to get involved in partisan propaganda or defamation but to demonstrate the greatest professionalism in providing fully checked and objective news”. March 13, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about malagasy journalists caught up in political turmoil “Independent journalists conscientiously doing their job of informing their fellow citizens on the current political situation are neither demonstrators nor active participants in this crisis. In this very tense political climate, it is essential they are protected,” said Secretary General Jean-François Julliard, after five newspapers stopped publishing and several journalists were threatened and physically assaulted. News November 27, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Madagascar Organisation Receive email alerts Madagascar : Sabotage silences TV channel that criticized coronavirus measures MadagascarAfrica April 30, 2021 Find out more RSF urges Madagascar to let journalists cover Covid-19 freely Reports April 16, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Kaitlyn Bristowe Cries Over Late Friend Ahead of ‘DWTS’ Tribute

first_img“Today was such a tough rehearsal,” she began. “It’s just tough at this point in the competition, but I’m dancing a very emotional dance on Monday. I don’t bury emotions. I talk about things and cry about things.”Kaitlyn Bristowe Cries Over Late Friend Ahead of Emotional ‘DWTS’ TributeKaitlyn Bristowe Courtesy of Kaitlyn Bristowe/InstagramBristowe said that she “often cries” about the death of her childhood friend, who passed away when she was 18 years old. The “Off the Vine” podcast host explained that the song she will dance to was her late friend’s favorite and was even played at her funeral.The Canada native told her followers that she “never shared this story on TV” because she didn’t want it to be something she “used” in her public life.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The ABC personality teased a bit of her upcoming performance, saying that Chigvintsev, 38, did a “beautiful job” telling the story.Bristowe and the dance pro have been through many ups and downs while competing on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars. The duo particularly struggled on the November 2 episode, where they gave their routine their all but were still criticized by judge Carrie Ann Inaba.Kaitlyn Bristowe Cries Over Late Friend Ahead of Emotional ‘DWTS’ TributeKaitlyn Bristowe Kelsey McNeal/ABCSome fans thought Inaba, 52, was too harsh on the pair, but Bristowe defended her right to constructive criticism.“I know that Carrie Ann was getting heat on social media for being hard on me and I’m like, ‘Make it stop!’ Because this is a TV show, right?” Bristowe said on a recent episode of her “Off the Vine” podcast. “Carrie Ann is totally allowed her opinions. I’m allowed to not agree with them or feel hurt by them, but it doesn’t mean people need to go and bully on her. I heard that she feels bullied and that makes me feel so terrible because I’ve been bullied so hard online … Don’t go bullying her because she’s being hard on me. That’s her decision and she’s a judge. That’s why she’s paid the big bucks to be a judge on that show, right?”However, one week later Bristowe and Chigvintsev received high praise from Inaba, earning themselves a perfect score of 30.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! “I’m not saying people do that, [but] it was just something that I held kinda close to my heart,” she said. “But, hearing the song every day, telling a story, putting me back in those times and talking about her has just got me so emotional.”Bristowe added that the tragedy helped her become “so much closer” to her other childhood friend, Bri Cook.“At the beginning, it made me not want to get close to anybody, but now it just makes me love my friends so much,” she said.- Advertisement – In loving memory. Kaitlyn Bristowe broke down in tears after rehearsing for a tribute dance for her late friend on Dancing With the Stars.The Bachelorette alum, 35, opened up about her emotional experience preparing for her dance, which she will perform with partner Artem Chigvintsev on Monday, November 16.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Buric: We are going to Kaunas for another Victory!

first_imgGoalkeeper of the Handball National Team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Benjamin Buric, who was, with 16 defenses two nights ago in Cazin, one of the most responsible for the win of our team against Lithuania in qualifying match for European Championship, said that the opponent is not naive team.“A large number of Lithuanian players are playing in foreign clubs. They showed that we must not underestimate them. I consider that will not be easy for Belarus or Denmark to play against them. I think that we deserved to win in this slightly worse game. However, win is win“, said Buric.Buric emphasized that our team will go for the win in the rematch that will be played on 3rd May in Kaunas.We showed that we play better in guests than at home. I think that we cannot play in the attack worse than two nights ago. I am sure in our victory. I believe in these guys and we hardly wait the match against Belarus, we want to participate at the European Championship“, said Buric.Right-back of the BH team, Dejan Malinovic, said that “the big team is seen when loosing as well as when winning“.(Source: novorijeme.ba)last_img read more

CCSU star charged in fight with girlfriend

first_imgCentral Connecticut basketball player Kyle Vinales poses for his booking photo after being arrested by New Britain Police Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, when his girlfriend accused him of striking her while the two were fighting. (AP Photo/New Britain Police)NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Central Connecticut star guard Kyle Vinales has been arrested after his girlfriend accused him of striking her while the two were fighting.Vinales a 6-foot-1 junior from Detroit, was charged Thursday with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.Vinales and his girlfriend were returning from dinner when they began arguing over a cell phone, according to a release Tuesday from the New Britain police department.“The argument escalated and Vinales allegedly punched the victim in the forehead and squeezed her forehead to the point where it caused her pain,” police said. “Officers observed a bump and scratches to the victim’s forehead.”He appeared in court Friday and his case was referred to a family relations officer, according to the Judicial Branch website.  He is due back in court on Dec. 5.A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with his public defender.Athletic Department spokesman Tom Pincince says Vinales is not participating in team activities currently, but declined to elaborate.Vinales was the team’s leading scorer last season, averaging 17.2 points and reaching 1,000 points faster than any player in school history. He also led the team with 113 assists and had 42 steals.___Information from: New Britain Herald, http://www.newbritainherald.comlast_img read more

Thursday is Kids Day at the Thurston County Fair

first_imgFacebook65Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County FairThursday is another day packed with events, entertainment and fun for the whole herd at the Thurston County Fair. Thursday is Kid’s Day at the fair, and that means you can save with the whole herd when you celebrate summer with Sammy Steer!Thursday, July 31 is the return of Kid’s Day when admission for kids ages 5 to 14 is just $2. Admission for kids age 5 and under is always free at the fair. July 31 is also Buddy Day, when you can get two carnival ride armbands for $24 if you and a buddy are both present at the time of purchase (no advance purchase available for Buddy Day special). The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 31.Thursday, July 31 is also the start of the Dessert of the Day contests, kicking off with the deliciously decadent Chocolate Cake Contest. All chocolate varieties are welcome… and encouraged! Bring your chocolate cake entry to the Thurston Expo Center between noon and 2 p.m. and get free admission to the fair for the day. All entries must include the recipe with contestant’s name, address, and phone number. Check the 2014 Exhibitor’s Guide for all of the Dessert of the Day contest rules at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.Thursday, July 31 is packed full of activities and entertainment for the whole family. More than 50 events, contests and performances are scheduled—dancing, music, art, animals, and much more. (Complete July 31 events schedule below.)For more information about these events and other fair entertainment, go to www.ThurstonCountyFair.org and click on “Daily Events Calendar.” July 31 Thurston County Fair Events8 a.m.4-H Equine Int. & Sr. Showmanship, Saddle Seat Equitation, Hunt Seat Equitation and Dressage Seat Equitation, Harness Reinsmenship, Precision Driving – Andrews Arena9 a.m.FFA Dairy Goat Fitting/Showing/Type – West Arena-110 a.m. 4-H Sheep Fitting & Showing followed by Type – Hicks Lake Barn4-H, FFA & Open Class Llamas/Alpacas Public Relations Contest – West Arena-24-H Dog Judging Contest (Part 2 of 2) – Chitty BarnHome Arts Demonstrations – Heritage Hall, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.4-H Dairy Goat Fit/Show followed by Type – West Arena-1FFA Beef Fitting & Showing followed by FFA Type – East Arena10:30 a.m.4-H Cat Judging Contest – Petersen BarnParamount Martial Arts – Main Stage11:30 a.m.Center Stage Academy – Main Stage, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court Stage12 p.m.Kids Activities & Games – Heritage Green, noon to 3 p.m.Predators of the Heart – in front of Heritage HallEnter Chocolate Cake Contest – Thurston Expo Center, noon to 2 p.m.FFA Dairy Goat Fit/Show/Type Following 4-H – Hicks Lake Barn12:30 p.m.4-H Dog Obedience – Chitty BarnSpecial Features – Food Court Stage1 p.m.4-H Cavy Type Judging – Petersen Barn4-H Beef Type – East Arena, 1 to 4 p.m. (time approx. after FFA beef show)FFA Sheep Fitting & Showing followed by Type – Hicks Lake Barn 1:30 p.m.Professor Bamboozle – Food Court StageRonald McDonald – Main Stage2 p.m.4-H Cat Games – Petersen Barn4-H Meat Goat Fit/Show/Type – Hicks Lake BarnSlieveloughane Irish Dancers – Main Stage2:30 p.m.Cymantha Burkle School of Music – Food Court Stage, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.3 p.m.4-H Fleece Goats Type followed by Fitting & Showing – Hicks Lake BarnKid’s Tractor Pull – Main StagePredators of the Heart – in front of Heritage Hall4 p.m.  Slieveloughane Irish Dancers – Main Stage4-H Cavy Fitting & Showing – Petersen BarnChocolate Cake Contest final judging – Thurston Expo CenterFFA Dairy Goat Classes – West Arena4:30 p.m. FFA Meat Goat Fit/Show/Type Following 4-H – West Arena5 p.m.Debbi’s Dance – Thurston Expo Center4-H & FFA Rabbit Fitting & Showing – Petersen Barn, 5 to 8 p.m.6 p.m.4-H Cat Game – Petersen Barn4-H, FFA & Open Class Llama/Alpacas Handlers Class – Llama BarnProfessor Bamboozle – Food Court StageHigh Impact Dance – Main StageFFA Meat Goat Classes – West Arena4-H Goat Costume Class – East Arena4-H Equine Haul In & Out – East Arena, 6 to 9 p.m.Predators of the Heart – in front of Heritage Hall7 p.m.Open Class Sheep Haul Out – Barns4-H Silver Bucket Event-Dairy Goat Milk Out Contest – Willuweit Pavilion4-H Dog Activities – Chitty BarnLive & Local concert series: Red & Ruby – Food Court StageLive & Local concert series: Brittany Kingery – Main Stage center_img *Food Court Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. *Carnival Rides Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.last_img read more

Sea Bright Delights in Presence of More Piping Plovers

first_imgBy Liz Sheehan |SEA BRIGHT – Piping plovers, the federally threatened and endangered shorebirds, are enjoying their summer on the borough beachfront.According to Christina Davis, an environmental specialist with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, 56 pairs of plovers have been tabulated in the area: 42 at Sandy Hook, 10 in Sea Bright and four in Monmouth Beach.Davis said the borough  has the highest number of plovers among municipalities in the state. The town “is off the charts,” she said.Piping plovers breed only in North America and have been listed as threatened or endangered around the country since December 1985, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website. The plovers are small shorebirds, about 7 inches long, with sand-colored plumage on top and white underneath, sporting black bands around the breast and black markings on the head.Davis said the male plovers usually arrive first in the area in March and tend to return to the same places yearly if that habitat has not been damaged. More of the birds arrive in late April or May, she said.The birds remain at their coastal breeding grounds for three to four months a year, laying three to four eggs “in shallow scraped depressions lined with light colored pebbles and shell fragments,” according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website. The eggs are “well camouflaged and blend extremely well with their surroundings.”To protect the birds, the plovers’ nesting areas are fenced off from the rest of the beach.Jeff Dement, chief naturalist for the American Littoral Society at Sandy Hook, said the biggest dangers to the survival of the plovers are foxes and humans. He said some of the fences surrounding the birds’ nesting areas have been electrified, but foxes have been observed teaching other foxes how to dig under the electrified fences.Davis said she did not have an update on how many plovers remained in the area, but a report from the DEP to Sea Bright which was posted on the borough’s website said four chicks and two adults remained in the fenced area of the Sea Bright beach on July 28, north of Shrewsbury Avenue.Two of the chicks were estimated to fledge – having the feathers necessary for flight and being capable of flying short distances – by July 31, the report said. According to the report, 20 chicks fledged in Sea Bright this year, making the borough a “bright light for the season.”The plovers leave for their winter quarters anytime from mid-July to October, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.Davis said that as the plovers depart, the fences around their nesting areas are rearranged. The plovers from this area fly south to North Carolina to as far south as Florida, the Bahamas or the Gulf Coast for the winter, she said.This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

CBA Seniors Win National Chess Title

first_imgBy Elizabeth Wulfhorst |For the second time in three years, Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) seniors have won a national chess championship.The CBA seniors captured the 2017 Grade 12 National Championship, held Dec. 8 – 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The students rallied to defeat powerhouse Stuyvesant from New York City to win the title.“Winning the national championship is especially nice because none of us knew how to play chess before high school,” said Daniel Draganoff who led the team to victory, finishing fourth overall individually. “I did not expect to place that high in such a strong field,” he said.Joining Draganoff were John-Gabriel Bermudez, Michael Gilbride, Matt Notaro, Brendan Fitzgerald, Kenny Skelton and Marc Sorrentino.This is the second national title in three years for CBA. They also won the U1900 championship in 2015.Draganoff was a key player for CBA during the 2015 win as well. He recently obtained an expert ranking by the United States Chess Federation, which is one of the highest honors in U.S. chess play.According to Draganoff, practicing a lot was the key to the team’s success and they were very happy with the outcome.Just a few weeks ago, CBA won the Grade 12 New Jersey Championship, also for the second time in three years.The CBA chess program, led by Patrick Melosh, has a competitive team and club program which includes around 30 students each year. They meet two to three times per week and attend chess events throughout the school year.This article was first published in the Dec. 21-28, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Two former Nelson Leafs ready to battle at 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup

first_imgThe inaugural Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup is a five-team tournament consisting of the four league champions — Yorkton Terriers (SJHL), Surrey Eagles (BCHL, Brooks Bandits (AJHL) and Steinbach Pistons (MJHL) and host Nanaimo Clippers.The top two teams advance to the Royal Bank Cup National Championship in Summerside, PEI.In his first season with the Bandits, Newman finished the regular season with 10 goals and seven assists in 52 games.The native of Saugus, CA, had a one goal in the playoffs.Brooks earned a first round bye in the 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Playoffs for the second straight year as Regular Season Champions.  Brooks was victorious over the Drumheller Dragons to earn their spot in the South Division Final.  The Bandits battled the Okotoks Oilers in a seven game series to claim the South Division Title and advance to the League Final. The Brooks Bandits are the defending AJHL Champions after claiming their first League Championship in 2012. There is going to be two former Nelson Leaf teammates battling it out at the 2013 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo beginning Saturday in the Island City.After Patrick Martens booked his ticket to the Island City with the Yorkton Terriers, forward Nick Newman found a seat on the Junior A Hockey Tournament bus after the Brooks Bandits won the 2013 AJHL Gas Drive Cup in front of a hometown crowd of 2,700.Newman and the Bandits defeated the Spruce Grove Saints 6-5 Saturday in overtime to clinch the series in five games.last_img read more