Military government urged to issue press visas to foreign media

first_img Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Military government urged to issue press visas to foreign media Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call on the Burmese government to grant visas to foreign journalists who want to go and cover the aftermath of the cyclone that has devastated the south of the country and Rangoon. They also call for the lifting of prior censorship for the Burmese news media.“The authorities should respond to the disaster that has hit Burma by opening up and allowing the foreign press in,” Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association said. “It is shocking to see them refuse to grant press visas while appealing for international aid. In view of the emergency, the military government should also stop subjecting the Burmese media to prior censorship, as they can play a key role in helping the victims and reconstruction.”The military government announced at a news conference today in Rangoon that Cyclone Nargis killed at least 22,000 people as it battered the country on 3 and 4 May.Only official reports are being permitted for the time being. Burmese TV stations are broadcasting footage of the damage and of the military helping victims. In reality, many Burmese are complaining that they are not getting any help. Journalists working for the Burmese media in exile say they have information that indicates that the regime is underestimating the toll from the cyclone and is trying to show that it is coping with the situation.“Near Rangoon, a witness told me that soldiers arrived with a state TV crew to film the distribution of clothes to cyclone victims but, in practice, they gave out almost nothing,” a Burmese journalist based in Thailand said.There is no information about the cyclone on Myanmar.com, a government website, or on the website of the Myanmar Times, a privately-owned weekly.A journalist working for a European news organisation who obtained a tourist visa was turned back on his arrival in Rangoon. Two Asian reporters were also denied entry. A CNN journalist was nonetheless able to visit areas hit by the cyclone today.Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association also call on the government to explain the circumstances in which the security forces opened fire on inmates in Insein prison during the cyclone. Organisations based in Thailand say more than 30 prisoners were killed. There has been no word of the prisoners of conscience held in Insein such as journalist U Win Tin. Help by sharing this information News MyanmarAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Myanmar Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association call on the Burmese government to grant visas to foreign journalists who want to go and cover the aftermath of the cyclone that has devastated the south of the country and Rangoon. They also call for the lifting of prior censorship for the Burmese news media. to go further US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News May 31, 2021 Find out more News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Organisation RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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ROGERS, ALFRED

first_imgA funeral service took place June 1 at Porter Memorial Church of God In Christ, 677 Jersey City, for Alfred Rogers. He passed away May 24 at home surrounded by his daughters and son in law “Allen Johnson”. He was giving, loving, and hard working. Mr. Rogers was a lifelong resident of Jersey City in Marion Garden. Al attended P.S. 23 and Dickinson High School, later met and married the love of his life Sylvia Rogers, and from that union they had two daughters. Al also loved to listen to music especially Steve Wonder and Jay Z, his dancing skills were off the charts. He had his own dance called the “Daddy” He was an avid football watcher (NY JETS) was his team, He also watch basketball, and loved bowling, spend time with his family and friends. He worked at the Post Office for over 37 years. Alfred was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia Rogers; brother Mahmoud Quadir Mohammed and in-laws Herley Sr. and Estella Robinson. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Sheronda and Devin Rogers; four brothers in laws Herly Robinson Jr (Deborah) Rolando Robinson (Jacqueline), Gary Robinson (Audrey), Patrick Robinson (Danette) and three sisters in law, Brenda Durante (Linwood), and LaMonica and Renee Robinson; and a special cousin, Robert Bronk/Brother. He is also survived by other loving relatives and friends.Services arranged by Charles A. West, Bayonne.last_img read more

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Furman, ETSU put streaks on line

first_img February 18, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFurman (22-5, 12-2) vs. East Tennessee State (23-4, 12-2)Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Furman looks for its eighth straight conference win against East Tennessee State. Furman’s last SoCon loss came against the Wofford Terriers 66-52 on Jan. 17. East Tennessee State is coming off a 72-67 win on the road against VMI in its most recent game.center_img SENIOR STUDS: Furman’s Jordan Lyons, Clay Mounce and Noah Gurley have collectively accounted for 57 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 65 percent of all Paladins points over the last five games.LIKEABLE LYONS: Lyons has connected on 34.7 percent of the 202 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 34 over the last five games. He’s also made 82.4 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK SCORING: Furman has won its last three road games, scoring 82 points, while allowing 66 per game.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Paladins have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Buccaneers. East Tennessee State has an assist on 36 of 75 field goals (48 percent) across its past three matchups while Furman has assists on 47 of 77 field goals (61 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: East Tennessee State attempts more free throws per game than any other SoCon team. The Buccaneers have averaged 21.9 foul shots per game this season, including 24.4 per game over their five-game winning streak.___ Furman, ETSU put streaks on linelast_img read more

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Lakers’ Kobe Bryant envisions Nick Young becoming 6th man of the year candidate

first_imgDALLAS — Amid all the trash talk that Nick Young has shared in recent days since his return, it turns out the highest compliment did not come from himself.It came from a man who rarely gives out compliments and is demanding of his teammates. You may have heard of him. His name is Kobe Bryant, who did not hesitate when asked if Young is the primary reason why the Lakers (3-9) enter tonight’s game against the Dallas Mavericks (9-3) at American Airlines Center with a two-game winning streak.“Yes,” Bryant said. “If that’s what’s rolling, that’s what’s rolling. I’ll take it.”Young had sat out the previous six weeks after spraining his right thumb while trying to force a steal out of Bryant’s hands during a preseason scrimmage. But in Young’s first two games, he has averaged 16.5 points on 48 percent shooting. That mark trails only Bryant’s league-leading 27.5 points, albeit on a 38.6 percent shooting clip. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Under further reviewThe Lakers find Young’s personality endearing. But there was one act the NBA hardly thought was amusing.The league issued Young a flop warning on Thursday in regards to a play during the Lakers’ 114-109 victory Tuesday over the Atlanta Hawks. In that game, Young drew a foul on Atlanta’s Kyle Korver while shooting a corner 3-point shot. NBA.com showed a video of the replay, which shows that Korver did not make any contact with Young. But that didn’t stop Young from sliding out of bounds after shooting the ball. Young won’t actually receive any punishment. But after the NBA issues a warning, the league fines a player $5,000 for a second flopping violation. The monetary penalties increase with each additional flop, including a suspension.center_img Bryant has already seen enough that he already envisioned Young pursuing a significant accomplishment this season. “Have him be sixth man of the year,” Bryant said of Young.Last season, Young often talked about winning that award. He even jokingly suggested he would win defensive player of the year after spending his six-year NBA career cementing a reputation as an inattentive defender. Young averaged a career-high and team-leading 17.9 points per game last season. But that didn’t match Clippers forward Jamal Crawford, who won last season’s award by averaging a league-leading 18.6 points per game among reserves.Bryant likes Young’s chances this season for reasons beyond the fact that Crawford has since moved into the Clippers’ starting lineup. Bryant gushed how Young has morphed from an isolation scorer toward a catch-and-shoot player who does not require much dribbling to create his shot.“You got a player who can get buckets and create. He does wonders,” Bryant said. Nick is a phenomenal talent. He has a pull-up jump shot and is creating mismatches. I’m very happy to have him back.”last_img read more

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Worlds Biggest Automated Box Terminal Starts Trials

first_imgzoom China’s Port of Shanghai has launched trial operations at its brand new automated container terminal, described as the world’s largest unmanned box terminal, Xinhua news agency reports.The terminal at Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port, a deep water container port located in Hangzhou Bay south of Shanghai, kick started test operations on December 10.The terminal is the fourth stage of the Yangshan port development project and occupies an area of 2,23 million square meters and a coastline area of 2,350 meters.As informed, the core technology of the fully-automated terminal was developed in China.The port is able to handle the biggest containerships of today and once fully operational will be able to handle 4 million TEU on annual basis.The final objective for the port is to reach a total operational capacity of 6 million TEU per annum.According to Chen Wuyuan, President of Shanghai International Port Group, cited by Xinhua, the automated terminal will increase the port’s handling efficiency and cut carbon emissions.The investment in the terminal automation equipment is said to be worth approximately USD 2.1 billion.The Yangshan Deepwater Port project is expected to be finalized by 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Diana Shipping Agrees Panamax Sale Launches Share Buyback

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek dry bulk owner Diana Shipping has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to sell its 2004-built Panamax bulker vessel Erato to an unaffiliated third party.The company said that the 74,444 dwt unit, built by China’s Jiangnan Shipyard, was sold at a price of USD 7 million before commissions.Erato is expected to join its new owner by June 10, 2019 at latest.According to data provided by Diana Shipping, the vessel is currently employed with Hong Kong-based Ausca Shipping at a rate of 7,250 USD per day under a contract until April 17, 2019.Separately, the company has launched a tender offer to purchase 3.12 million shares, or about 3.1% of its outstanding common stock, using funds available from cash and cash equivalents at a price of USD 3.20 per share.The tender offer will expire at the end of the day on May 13, 2019, unless extended or withdrawn.Upon completion of the sale and the previously announced sale of its Panamax dry bulk vessel Dione, Diana Shipping’s fleet will consist of 45 dry bulk vessels, including 4 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 17 Panamax units.last_img read more

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