San San Nweh finally gets 1999 Reporters Without Borders prize

first_imgNews February 11, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 San San Nweh finally gets 1999 Reporters Without Borders prize MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar News French journalist Christine Ockrent, a member of our board, has handed the1999 Reporters Without Borders / Fondation de France Prize to Nobel PeacePrize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi (see photo), who accepted it on behalf ofthe winner, Burmese journalist and novelist San San Nweh. News May 26, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Ockrent, who is also a member of the board of Reporters Without Borders, handed over the prize at a meeting on 31 December 2002 at the opposition politician’s home in Rangoon, where they discussed the fate of other journalists imprisoned in the country, including 73-year-old Win Tin, who has been in jail for the past 13 years.The prize has been awarded every year since 1992 to journalists who through their work, beliefs or attitudes, have shown devotion to the ideal of press freedom. San San Nweh won it in 1999 while she was in prison serving a 10-year sentence imposed in 1994 for “putting out news harmful to the state.” She was freed in July 2001 but not allowed to leave the country.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) reiterates its call for the release of 16 journalists still held by Burma’s military rulers. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Help by sharing this information to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more Well-known French TV journalist Christine Ockrent has presented Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi with the 1999 Reporters Without Borders / Fondation de France Prize to pass on to winner San San Nweh. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Organisation last_img read more

Dinagyang 2020 tickets available beginning Dec. 9

first_imgIFFI has decided to reduce theperformance areas of competing 2020 Dinagyang tribes to four from the usualfive. ILOILO City – Some 3,600 stage/viewingstand tickets for the Dinagyang Festival tribes competition on Jan. 26, 2020will be made available beginning Dec. 9. “Parahapos sa aton mga locals andtourists mag-avail sang tickets,” Tan said. IFFI will partner with Department ofTourism-accredited establishments such as hotels and tour operators for theticket selling. According to Iloilo FestivalsFoundation, Inc. (IFFI) tickets and stages in-charge Allan Tan, prices rangefrom P1,500 to P2,200. This set-up should minimize thepractice of bulk-buying of tickets, said Tan. “This time, hotels can package thetickets with their rooms,” said Tan. Tickets will also be sold at city halland at the IFFI office. The Solis-Iznart Street performancearea would be for the provincial government of Iloilo and its guests in lieu ofthe scrapped performance area at the Iloilo provincial capitol./PN These four areas are the Iloilo FreedomGrandstand, Solis-Iznart Street, Valeria-Ledesma Street, and Ma. Clara Street. During IFFI public consultations,according to Tan, hotel managers cited past Dinagyang festivities where guestscomplained about failing to secure tickets. last_img read more

Donegal charities recieve donation boost through Donegal recycling fund

first_imgBryson Recycling in Donegal held their annual fundraising recycling event for local charities in the area.The team in Donegal set about collecting recyclable materials, such as, employees separating copper from scrap metal, raising  €1116, which will be split between two very worthwhile charities Donegal Hospice and Aranmore Lifeboat.Donegal Hospice offers a range of palliative care services for people with life-limiting illness across all of Donegal, while Aranmore Lifeboat Station has a long history of saving lives at sea, going back to 1883. A wide range of items are accepted at Recycling Centres, for further information please visit www.brysonrecycling.orgDonegal charities recieve donation boost through Donegal recycling fund was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

With fire in his eyes

first_imgBut the sport’s sole eight-division champion has made it clear: At 40, Pacquiao said he would prove that he could still fight like he did 10 years ago when he was crushing it at every level.“I still have that killer instinct and the fire in my eyes is still there,” Pacquiao said. “That aggressiveness, the interest in this career is still there 100 percent. The speed and the power are still there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn his prime, he scored thrilling stoppages over some of the sport’s biggest names like Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto. He is the only boxer to have won championship belts in eight weight classes.He said he would climb the ring against an imperfect Mayweather clone with Divine guidance: “In my hands is the power from God,” Pacquiao said. In response, the flashy part-time rapper said he would knock out the Filipino boxing legend, turn the Vegas strip “into one big block party and then invite Manny for a drink.”“It’s a hell of opportunity man … like I said before I’m not doing this for myself; I’m doing this (expletive) for the hood,” Broner said after making the weight on Friday.“After I win tomorrow night, I will be a legend overnight.”Broner, the youngest fighter to have won title in four weight divisions, possesses a sturdy chin. He has never been knocked out before.But Pacquiao said he definitely would go for a KO, having remembered how good it felt to stop Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur last July.“It’s nothing personal. But I will chase him inside the ring. Where he goes, I follow,” said Pacquiao.Broner has lost all three of his biggest fights and this encounter with Pacquiao is hands down even bigger than those combined.He reportedly signed a five-fight, $50-million deal with Premier Boxing Champions which only becomes binding if he defeats Pacquiao. For this fight, he will reportedly get $2.5 million plus a share of the revenue.Broner is criticized for throwing too few punches. But he moves around the ring well and has been described by experts as a “poor man’s Mayweather.”But he allowed himself to be devoured by the trappings of boxing’s spotlight and his career went south after losing to Mikey Garcia and drawing Jessie Vargas in his two previous fights. And his trainer wants Pacquiao, a devout Christian, to turn his fists into fire and brimstone and make Broner taste the wrath of God.“When you find a chance, go for it, don’t show mercy and forget that you’re a Christian for several minutes,” said long-time pal and now corner chief Buboy Fernandez.Mayweather’s shadow looms large over this duel. The undefeated American defeated Pacquiao in 2015, an underwhelming bout described as the richest fight in boxing history having reportedly generated $600 million.Mayweather fired up talk of a rematch when he announced last September that he was willing to come out of retirement and fight his Filipino rival once again.Broner, 29, finds his being cast aside in the fight narrative unacceptable.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES Vargas lost to Pacquiao via unanimous decision when the Filipino global superstar last fought in the United States more than two years ago.Pacquiao’s career also lost its sheen after he failed to score a knockout win for nine years. In that span, he got knocked out cold by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012 and then lost a decision to Jeff Horn in 2017 in Brisbane.But the knockout win over Matthysse gave his career another highlight and, with Mayweather in retirement, once again made him the most important man in all of boxing.Pacquiao could reportedly earn $20 million from this bout.For #PacBroner updates, visit The Pacquiao Files.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Manny Pacquiao (right) hopes to add more shine to his legacy when he battles Adrien Broner in a WBA title defense. —ILLUSTRATION BY RENE ELEVERALAS VEGAS—With the power of God in his hands and fire in his eyes, Manny Pacquiao sets out to defend his WBA welterweight title against Adrien Broner on Saturday evening (Sunday morning in Manila) at MGM Grand Arena here.There has been speculation as to what the Filipino senator’s motivation is, with many pointing that he is auditioning for another rich bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Others say he is polishing a career that is bound for the Hall of Fame.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pacquiao, Broner make weight LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? 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24 days agoSpurs manager Pochettino: First 30 minutes against Bayern Munich were season’s best

first_imgSpurs manager Pochettino: First 30 minutes against Bayern Munich were season’s bestby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s first thirty minutes against Bayern Munich were their best of the season.The scores were tied at 1-1 before Robert Lewandowski scored on the stroke of half-time.Bayern then piled on five more to make it 7-2, with Harry Kane chipping in with a penalty for the hosts. And Pochettino was left baffled by his team’s second half-display when speaking after the match.He said: “To be honest after the first 30 minutes it was my best moment managing the team this season. “That is so difficult to accept that the second half changed things. But when you have the talented players Bayern have, they were clinical and we need to give credit to them. “We need to move on. We’ve lost three points and we need to move on and face Brighton and then at this stadium again in the Champions League next.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 days agoJuventus chief Paratici insists they’re counting on Rabiot

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici insists they’re counting on Rabiotby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus chief Fabio Paratici insists they’re counting on Adrien Rabiot.The summer arrival from PSG is already being linked with a January move away.Paratici said: “For us he’s very important, we’re happy about him like he is about us. I have no doubts that he will stay, both at the end of this season and next.“Even Nedved, when he arrived in Turin, had problems adapting to the team for months and he always reminds me.“I’m confident Matthijs will give us great satisfaction. Rabiot needs time, it’s not easy get back playing after a long time out.” last_img

Video: Eastern Washington Defender Ejected For This Cheap Shot On Oregon’s Vernon Adams

first_imgVernon Adams gets lit up by an Eastern Washington defender.Vernon Adams HitOregon is playing Eastern Washington in its season opener tonight. EWU, of course, is the former program of Oregon’s new starting quarterback, graduate transfer Vernon Adams. Eastern Washington linebacker John Kreifels was just ejected from the game for targeting Adams with a cheap shot hit. We can’t definitively say it was intentional, but it was definitely pretty vicious. Oregon QB Vernon Adams takes a late hit and came up wobbly. Went to locker room. Player who hit him was ejected.— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 6, 2015EWU’s John Kreifels ejected for a hit on Vernon Adams in a slide. VA’s getting checked out by trainers as the boos rain down on Kreifels.— John Blanchette (@JPBlanchette) September 6, 2015Clearly Kreifels isn’t a popular player right now among Oregon fans. Hopefully Adams is okay.last_img read more

Mens Basketball Guard CJ Jackson overcomes early struggles against Radford to put

Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) talks with head coach Chris Holtmann during a timeout in the first half of the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorZero points, zero assists, four turnovers. Ohio State junior point guard C.J. Jackson’s statline was not good when he sat on the bench with head coach Chris Holtmann in his ear early in the first half.“At the beginning my mind was sped up a little bit,” Jackson said. “I was trying to make the home-run play and once [Holtmann] pulled me to the side he just told me to hit singles. And that’s what I tried to do once I came back in.”Jackson slowed his mind down and found his rhythm to overcome his rough start. The 6-foot-1 point guard helped lead Ohio State to an 82-72 victory against Radford at the Schottenstein Center Sunday. He finished with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Holtmann wants his point guards to be able to facilitate for others while avoiding turnovers. Jackson began the Buckeyes’ matchup with the Highlanders turning the ball over on the opening possession. Jackson proceeded to commit three more turnovers in the first seven minutes of the game before Holtmann subbed him out with 13:21 remaining in the first half.Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate said he and Jackson both have to work on reducing turnovers as the team’s primary ball-handlers, but praised his teammate’s ability to respond to adversity.“Once coach pulled him out I went over to him like, ‘Look bro, there’s a lot of basketball to be played,’” Tate said. “And once he got out there and saw a couple shots going in and hit the singles like coach said, then he just took over the game — more aggressive, he found his rhythm and he made everybody around him better too.”Holtmann only sat his starting point guard for 3:18 before calling his number to check back into the game. Despite leading 15-14, the Buckeyes had already committed seven turnovers while converting on only five shot attempts.After a two-minute lull in scoring for the Buckeyes, Jackson hit a 3-pointer to give Ohio State a 18-14 lead with 15:14 remaining in the first half. Jackson’s 3-point basket sparked a 13-0 Ohio State run and the Highlanders did not come within eight points for the remainder of the game.Holtmann said Jackson has been making great strides at the point guard position and commended his coachability and willingness to improve.“I thought he responded well,” Holtmann said. “Obviously outside of his turnovers, I thought he was pretty good defensively and I thought he — he can make shots, he can really shoot the ball.”The Eastern Florida State transfer played his first season at Ohio State last year, but only started nine games, primarily serving as Jaquon Lyle’s backup. Jackson’s stats were unimpressive. He shot below 40 percent and averaged less than six points per game. However, he came on strong to finish the season, averaging 10.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game in his final seven games.After Lyle quit the team in April and transferred to New Mexico, Jackson became the sole point guard on Ohio State’s roster. In his second season at Ohio State, Jackson has been thrust into a much larger role as the team’s floor general at the Division I level. Holtmann admitted there will be some growing pains for the JUCO transfer.“He’s got a big load, right,” Holtmann said. “He’s against pressure, he’s our primary ball-handler. We’re going to live through his mistakes. I’ve been really pleased with a lot of his growth.”Jackson hopes he’ll be able to avoid early statlines like he had Sunday and find his rhythm from the opening tip. read more

Friday Noon Update Fire Activity Remains High On Swan Lake Fire

first_imgIf smoke becomes hazardous on the highway, the Alaska Department of Transportation and the Alaska State Troopers evaluate the driving conditions to determine the need for traffic control. McLean: “Fuels are really drying further, and firefighters are seeing fire behavior unusual for Alaska.  The perimeter is good and secure closest to Sterling and along the highway.” The fire is continuing to see hot dry conditions. It was active yesterday and is expected to be active again today. Heather McLean with the State Division of Forestry: “Temperatures are going to be in the 90s and there will be light winds on the fire this morning, moving smoke around.” All suppression efforts are based on firefighter and public safety principles. Fire behavior continues to be active, with hot and dry conditions and low humidity. Additional resources continue to arrive daily to support suppression efforts for the Swan Lake Fire. On the east end of the fire, multiple indirect containment opportunities are identified to minimize impacts to the Sterling Highway. Existing containment lines continue to hold.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake fire is estimated at 89,700 acres with roughly 480 crew members and is currently at 14% containment. A Community meeting will be held on Friday, at 6:00pm, at the Cooper Landing School. Heavy smoke impacts in Cooper Landing, Primrose, Seward, and along the Sterling Highway is expected throughout Friday and most of the weekend. A dense smoke advisory has been issued for the Kenai Peninsula.  The Sterling Highway south and east of the fire will continue to be a concern, according to smoke forecast from AKfireinfo.comlast_img read more