Sevens World Cup: Russian rugby player in space!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sharp operators: Russia’s Ilya Babaev and Kirill Gubin hunt ball against New Zealand in this season’s world seriesRUSSIAN RUGBY has got one up on the Americans – the first rugby player in space. That’s what they’re claiming anyway after cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky welcomed dignitaries at the Sevens World Cup draw in Moscow via a space link with the International Space Station. Click below to see his great ball control…last_img

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Police again seize issue of leading opposition weekly

first_imgNews News News News October 30, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Police yesterday confiscated all 100,000 copies of the latest issue of Juma-Times, Kazakhstan’s leading opposition weekly, as they came off the press. The grounds given for the seizure, the third since late October, were “illegal distribution.”The Kazakh authorities know what is in the newspaper before it appears on the stands and are therefore able to prevent its distribution whenever they like because the only company that agreed to print it after Vremia Print terminated its contract in September was the Daouir printing press, which is run by President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s sister-in-law, Svetlana Nazarbayeva.Yesterday’s seizure was probably prompted by an article about the so-called “Kazakhgate” scandal involving money allegedly paid to President Nazarbayev by a U.S. businessman for oil contracts, and an article about alleged fraud during the 4 December presidential election.The previous confiscations were on 20 October and 3 November, during the height of the election campaign, when the grounds given were “attack on the honour and dignity of the President of Kazakhstan.”——-Copies of opposition newspaper seized for second week running27 October 2005Police in the Medeu district of Almaty last night seized 30,000 copies of the opposition newspaper Svoboda Slova containing a report about the business practices of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s daughter, Alia.“We had a special report in this issue headlined ‘How Alia Nazarbayeva does business’,” said editor Gulzhan Yergaliyeva. “It described the illegal activities of the president’s youngest daughter’s company, which led to Alautransgaseast going bankrupt. We think the harassment of our newspaper stems from a desire to cover up the Nazarbayev family’s corrupt business activities.”Last night’s seizure comes a week after police confiscated 50,000 copies of the preceding issue because it allegedly contained an “attack on the president’s honour.”————————————————————-Press freedom under threat in run-up to presidential elections24 October 2005In the space of one week, in Kazakhstan, an opposition Internet site has been banned, five journalists have been arrested and released and two editions of independent newspapers have been seized.”There have been too many violations of press freedom in the country in the past few days, as the government attempts to gag all those who could embarrass it ahead of the 4 December presidential poll,” said Reporters Without Borders.“Steps must be taken to allow the opposition to have its say during this pre-election period”, the worldwide press freedom organisation added.Opposition website Navi.kz, formerly Navigator.kz has come in for escalating harassment. On 13 October, the Kazakh network information centre (KazNIC), that runs .kz (the equivalent of .fr), cancelled the domain name Navi.kz, forcing the site to change its address to navikz.net. On 14 October a court in Almaty banned the domain names “Navigator” and “Navi” in both the Cyrillic and Roman alphabets. The editorial board again changed the name, to Mizinov.net. Elsewhere on 19 October, five journalists were arrested in Almaty, during a search of the main opposition movement “For a Just Kazakhstan”. Saya Issa, of the daily Svoboda Slova , Olesya Gassanova and Almas Nurdos of news portal Stan.kz , Ruslan Sapabekov, of the weekly Jouma-Times and Eldess Myrzakhmetov, of the weekly Soz-Respublika , were arrested without explanation, and their lawyer was refused to the right to see them.Three of the five journalists, forced by police to destroy all the shots of the incident, were quickly released. The other two journalists were held for several more hours.On the same day, police in the Medeu district of Almaty seized 50,000 copies of the opposition daily Svoboda Slova, accused of “damaging the honour of the president”, Nursultan Nazerbaiev, after the daily published a word-for-word exchange between the Kazakh head of state and a CNN journalist who had asked him if he wasn’t just a “simple dictator.”Editor of Svoboda Slova, Gulzhan Yergaliyeva, nevertheless managed to recover the remaining copies from the headquarters of the movement “For a Just Kazakhstan”.The prosecutor’s office let it be known that it planned to confiscate the rest of the copies of the daily with the help of Interior Ministry special forces.Finally, on 20 October, police seized all copies of the weekly Jouma-Times, after surrounding the print works of Daouir that also publishes Svoboda Slova. February 5, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary electionscenter_img Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal January 15, 2021 Find out more to go further KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information RSF_en December 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police again seize issue of leading opposition weekly Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Organisation last_img read more

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Leaving cert exams postponed & Junior Cert to be replaced

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Leaving cert exams postponed & Junior Cert to be replaced Previous articleMan charged with assault after spitting incident at LUHNext articleRestrictions extended until May 5th News Highland By News Highland – April 10, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The Leaving Cert exams are being postponed until the last week of July or early August.The Junior cert exams have been cancelled, with students set to take school based tests early in the new school year.All schools will remain closed until further notice.Education Minister Joe McHugh says they will issue a new timetable for Leaving Cert in early June:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/leofgdfgdfg5pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/mchgfhgfhgfhugh5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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AEG Presents And Barclays Center Owners To Purchase NYC’s Webster Hall

first_imgOne of Manhattan’s nightlife staples is going corporate. After 27 years of operating multi-floor East-Village nightclub Webster Hall, the Ballinger family has announced that they will sell the 131-year-old venue to concert promotion giant AEG Presents and Barclay’s Center owners Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, according to a report in Billboard. The two firms will assume operating rights, assets and the long-term lease from building owner Unity Gallega while Bowery Presents (whom AEG purchased earlier this year) will take over booking and talent buying.The deal originated as a Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment venture, but they eventually made the call to bring in AEG as a 50-50 partnership. Says BSE CEO Brett Yormark, “While we were having [preliminary] discussions, AEG finalized the acquisition of Bowery Presents, which used to book Webster Hall. We’re going to partner on all facets of the business, but obviously let those that know it best lead the way,” Yormark said. Up until March 2014, Bowery had an exclusive at the venue, and Yormark said that the new agreement means the Bowery team will once more be charged with programming and marketing Webster Hall.AEG and BSE plan to spend about $10 million renovating Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom, The Studio and The Marlin Room spaces to bring them up to contemporary standards and add a few more customer features.According to AEG chairman Jay Marciano, “You can’t replace a venue of its size and stature anywhere on the island of Manhattan, and we jumped at the chance to bring Webster Hall into our growing venue portfolio” which includes staple New York City venues like Terminal 5 and Music Hall of Williamsburg. “It would be cost prohibitive to try and build a venue like Webster Hall from scratch,” says Marciano. “Knowing what I know about New York real estate, I don’t think you could build it for less than $100 million. Webster Hall is a landmark, historic building whose use as a public assembly venue dates back to the 1800s. It’s a venue that any promoter would want to have in their portfolio.”Yormark hopes Webster Hall and other AEG/Bowery Presents facilities become feeder venues for rising artists who aspire to play big arena shows at Nassau Coliseum and Barclays Center.“We’re trying to diversify our venue portfolio so we can connect with artists early and often,” he says. “We have a progression approach that allows us to get to know them and let them understand the experience they’ll have when they play one of our venues.”[h/t – Billboard]last_img read more

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State to receive $3.9 million to aid in COVID-19 testing

first_imgWashington, DC – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence today announced the state of Indiana will receive $3,907,452 from the Department of Health and Human Services. These funds will support increased COVID-19 testing at rural health clinics (RHCs) in Indiana’s Sixth District and statewide. This funding comes from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which specifically directed these monies to be allocated to RHCs.last_img

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BiH Basketball Team Starts Today Preparations for the Eurobasket

first_imgSenior national basketball team of BiH will gather today in Sarajevo to start preparing for the European Championship in Slovenia, which will be held in September.Selector of the national team of BiH Aleksandar Petrović invited 16 players for preparations: Zackary Wright, Muhamed Pašalić, Filip Adamović, Nihad Đedovic, Nemanja Gordić, Marko Šutalo, Ante Mašić, Dalibor Peršić, Adin Vrabac, Mirza Teletović, Edin Bavčić, Miralem Halilović, Nedžad Sinanović , Elmedin Kikanović, Andrija Stipanović, Jusuf Nurkić.Petrović expects to have all invited players, except Zach Wright and captain Mirza Teletović who will join the team later.The first part of the preparation will be carried out in Sarajevo, and after seven days they will go to Slovenia, where they will work on fitness and tactics. After that, they will return to Sarajevo where they will stay for three or four days, and then in Slovenia, they will play against Slovenia, Georgia and Russia.‘’Impact of the seven-part preparations consists of two tournaments in Germany and Greece, where they will play six games’’ said the coach Petrović for Fena.In Germany BiH national team will play against a local team, against Greece and Macedonia, while during “Akropolis tournament” in Athens they will play against Italy, Greece and Latvia.European Championship in Slovenia will be held from 4th to 22th September 2013. Players of BiH will play in Jesenice in the B-group with Macedonia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Latvia and Serbia. (Source:Fena)last_img read more

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