Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia UzbekistanKyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment Help by sharing this information Organisation Credit : Anton Naumliuk (RFE/RL) June 7, 2021 Find out more UzbekistanKyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment to go further News News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts News News June 8, 2021 Find out more Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en An Uzbek journalist and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany scholarship holder has just been extradited to his home country, where he faces imprisonment. RSF is calling on Tashkent to drop the charges against him and allow him to leave the country safely.Bobomurod Abdullaev, an Uzbek journalist and scholarship recipient from emergency aid program of RSF’s German section, which was organizing his transfer to Berlin, arrested on August 9 in Bishkek at the request of the Uzbek secret services, was extradited by military plane by the Kyrgyz authorities on August 22, in violation of international conventions. During his detention in Bishkek, the journalist was kept in solitary confinement and his lawyers were denied access to him, allegedly due to coronavirus quarantine rules. Once in Uzbekistan, he underwent six hours of interrogation and was finally released in the evening after signing a document assuring his “good conduct”. According to his lawyer, Sergei Mayorov, Bobomurod Abduallaev is not allowed to travel to Uzbekistan or leave the country without the permission of the inspector in charge of the investigation and until it is completed, which could take up to three months. On the evening of 22 August, a video message from Bobomurod Abdullayev to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev appeared on the Facebook page of the news site Kun.uz. The journalist thanked the Head of state for granting his mother’s request for his release. It is not known where this video was shot and whether the journalist acted voluntarily or under pressure from Uzbek secret services.”If Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is serious about his commitment to reforms, all the charges against Bobomurod Abdullaev must be dropped immediately and the Uzbek authorities must allow him to travel safely to Germany,” said RSF Gemany’s Executive Director Christian Mihr. “We fear that our programme participant could be arrested again as soon as international interest in the case wanes.”According to his Kyrgyz lawyers, Abdullaev is under criminal investigation in Uzbekistan on charges of “attacks against the president” (Article 158 of the Uzbek Penal Code) and disseminating materials that “target the constitutional order of the Republic of Uzbekistan” (Article 159).The accusations, for which he faces up to five years in prison, are based on the publication of posts critical of the Uzbek president and government under the pseudonym Qora Mergan. However, the journalist has always denied being behind this alias, and the account holder has himself denied any link with Bobomurod Abdullaev, and continued to publish on the Telegram messaging service after his detention.Abdullaev was already held in detention in Uzbekistan for seven and a half months in 2017/2018 because of his journalistic activities, and reported at the time that he was tortured while in prison. Between November 2019 and February 2020, he spent three months in Berlin within the framework of the emergency aid program of RSF Germany, which had invited the journalist to accept an emergency scholarship this summer due to the acute risks he faces in his own country.Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are ranked 156th and 82nd respectively out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. August 26, 2020 – Updated on August 27, 2020 RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says
Hailing from Albany, NY, brand new ensemble outfit Wurliday brings together some of the most exciting, dynamic musicians in the live music scene for a lively injection of soul-funk goodness, direct to your ears. The latest brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Justin Henricks (Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan/The Chronicles), Wurliday is preparing for the May 12th release of their debut EP Bedtime Blazer, recorded and produced in the fall of 2016 by Alan Evans (Soulive) at his Iron Wax Studio in Millers Falls, MA.The band is very excited to feature Jennifer Hartswick on their debut single ‘Getting There’. The rest of the EP will be released May 12 and boasts an all-star lineup including Arielle O’Keefe (Girl Blue) and Tyrone Hartzog on vocals and Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Beau Sasser (Kung Fu), Paul Phillipone (West End Blend), Reed Sutherland (Mammal Dap) and Justin Henricks holding down the rhythm section.Live For Live Music is excited to premiere the retro animated video for Wurliday’s “Getting There” with lead vocals by Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) below:Says Hendricks of the track’s recording process, “I’ve been working on this project for some time now and decided to take a ‘Steely Dan’ type of approach to the record in calling upon some of the best musicians I know to do the session. The sessions were a ton of fun–people coming in and out including Beau Sasser, who takes the organ solo on this tune. From there everything blossomed and it really became a nice collaboration from a lot of great friends. Jen and I met on a short run of shows last year called “Super Jam.” I was ecstatic when I called on Jen to sing on this track and she agreed, I knew her voice and feel was exactly what the track called for.”For more information on Wurliday’s debut release Bedtime Blazer, head to the band’s website.
For Palace manager Tony Pulis it was a first home defeat since he replaced Ian Holloway at Selhurst Park at the start of last month. His side offered very little in attack but it was the Eagles’ defending that left Pulis wanting more. “The two goals we conceded were poor,” he said. “The one thing we have been since I came here is pretty solid and disciplined in coping with most things but today we have gifted them two poor goals. “From that point onwards we are chasing the game against a team I feel will finish in the top eight.” With two home league wins out of two going in to the match Pulis knows home form will still be a factor if Palace, who remain 18th in the table, are to survive. “You have to do well at home,” he added. “The next two games at Villa Park and Man City will be tough, tough games so we have to do well here and we can’t be gifting teams goals.” France international Cabaye had to sit out the 1-1 draw with Southampton after picking up a fifth booking of the season in his match-winning display at Manchester United. But he returned at Selhurst Park and opened the scoring as the Magpies secured an easy 3-0 win, with a Danny Gabbidon own goal and a late Hatem Ben Arfa penalty settling the game. Press Association Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was left praising the ‘x-factor’ given to his side by Yohan Cabaye after the midfielder returned to the starting line-up with a starring role in a comfortable win over Crystal Palace. It is a far cry from when Cabaye looked set to leave for Arsenal and was jeered by the Newcastle fans with Pardew praising the 27-year-old’s character and the impact he has on his sixth-placed side. “I was honest with him all the way along,” said Pardew. “The bottom line is the player has a true character and he added an x-factor for us today. When you are at the top of the Premier League you can’t stay there unless you have got x-factor and he gives us that. “We have just got a team that believes in what it is doing, it has a functionality about it that is thorough in terms of its professionalism, no-one is shirking responsibility. It is making us a difficult team to undo.” Moussa Sissoko was another stand-out player and Pardew also reserved special mention for defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Mathieu Debuchy as his side kept a third clean sheet in their last four away fixtures. “We had a game plan to try and take the sting out of the pressure they exert on you and we couldn’t have done it any better really,” he added. “The players were very accurate with their passing today and we looked comfortable almost from the kickoff, but you still need great players to play well and we had some outstanding players out on the pitch today. “I thought Coloccini and Debuchy were outstanding in their positions. It is difficult to single out individual players because it was such a great team performance and it was a sweet feeling for me to come back to a club that I love and see my team play like that.”
Fayis Ashraf Ali K.K and Rajith KK arrive after a day’s cycling from Bangkok looking as fresh as ever.The Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcomed two Indian Rotarian cyclists who are biking across South and Southeast Asia.Fayis Ashraf Ali K.K. and Rajith KK, both members of the Rotary Club of Calicut Uptown in District 3202 in Kerala arrived at the T5 Hotel on Thappraya Soi 5 Oct. 22 where Past Rotary District 3340 Gov. Pratheep S. Malhotra and Jomtien-Pattaya Rotary Club President Joachim Klemm together with PP Vutikorn Kamolchote, PP Preecha Peethong and Bobby Brooks gave them a hearty welcome.The two adventurous Rotarians attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya where they were greeted by President Joachim Klemm and members of the club.In their quest to raise funds for Rotary managed humanitarian projects for the needy, both cyclists pedaled from India to Nepal, and through Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand and headed to Malaysia and Singapore, a journey of 8,500 kilometers.They started the journey on Aug. 8 and arrived in Pattaya 24 days later. The trek is expected to end in Singapore on 21 November 2019.
NOTES: The winning owners are Sal Berumen, Robert Riggio and the Elwood Johnston Trust, et al. MIKE SMITH, BOLO, SECOND: “I think anybody that was going to lay close (to What a View) was just going to shoot themselves in the foot. To be honest, I think that helped us run second. If I had tried to lay close, I wouldn’t have run second.” JUDY JOHNSTON, PART OWNER/BREEDER, WHAT A VIEW: “It feels really good to win a race like this. There were some tough horses in there.” KENNY BLACK, TRAINER, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “We’ve had some issues with his feet and I just wanted to keep him on the grass. There were some really tough horses in here: Bolo, Bal a Bali and Om, so we knew we were going to have to run big to win.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, BAL A BALI, THIRD: “My horse ran good, the horse ran his race and did well. I feel that I got a good race, [Bal a Bali] had his shot and ran his race well. I don’t need to make an excuse for him, he did well.” REGARDING WINNING HER FIRST GRADE I WITHOUT HER LATE HUSBAND, E.W. (BUDDY) JOHNSTON IN ATTENDANCE: “He’s in the skybox, up there cheering for us.” KENT DESORMEAUX, WHAT A VIEW, WINNER: “Well from the ‘View’ I had everyone was going for the lead and this guy loves that; the faster, the better. I thought that if they all wanted to come at him, then he’d run them into the ground and I wanted to try and win the race that way.“He was loaded turning for home. He was enjoying himself and I think he enjoyed the soft ground. The time is incredible because the turf has a tremendous amount of give in the ground. For him to put that number up on the clock, he’s a real racehorse.“I feel like I’m making the right decisions right now and I hope that continues.” -30-
SACRAMENTO – California’s Hummer-driving, motorcycle-riding governor may be getting on board the state’s ambitious high-speed rail project after years of coolness toward the program. In a recent op-ed column in The Fresno Bee, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger extolled the virtues of bullet trains, saying they would help relieve freeway congestion, improve air quality and create greater mobility. “A network of high-speed rail lines connecting cities throughout California would be a tremendous benefit to our state,” the governor wrote. The column appeared three days after an editorial criticized the Republican governor’s “curious coolness” toward rail transit and the high-speed rail project, particularly after the collapse of an Oakland freeway overpass demonstrated the vulnerability of the state’s reliance on highways. It seemed to signal a sharp change in direction for the Republican governor, who in January proposed a 2007-08 state budget that would leave the California High-Speed Rail Authority on life support. Schwarzenegger also asked lawmakers to remove a $9.9 billion high-speed and conventional rail bond measure from the November 2008 ballot. The proposal already has been held up twice with Schwarzenegger’s support. Sale of the bonds would help pay for a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. It would be part of a $40 billion, 700-mile system the authority hopes the state will build, linking Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno with trains running at top speeds of more than 200 mph. A Schwarzenegger spokeswoman, Sabrina Lockhart, said the governor “has always believed that high-speed rail has benefits. But his concern is asking taxpayers to mortgage $10 billion without identifying where the rest of the estimated $30 billion cost will come from.” In the editorial, Schwarzenegger complained that the state’s high-speed rail board had not completed a “comprehensive and credible plan for financing the system so we can get construction under way.” Mehdi Morshed, the rail board’s executive director, said the governor’s public expression of support for high-speed rail was “a big benefit for the project.” He said it was reasonable for Schwarzenegger to want to see a financing plan before moving ahead with the project. A preliminary report prepared by a team of high-speed rail board consultants suggests the system could be funded through a combination of state, federal and local government support and private investment, with as much as 30 percent of the money coming from private sources. One way to bring in that private financing would be through the sale of revenue bonds that would be paid off with income from fares. Authority officials predict that high-speed rail, unlike public transit, would not need government subsidies and would attract enough riders at high enough prices to make a profit. But a significant commitment of government financing would have to be made to attract private investment to help build and perhaps run the system, authority officials say. The preliminary report also predicts the state could pay off the $9.9 billion in rail bonds plus another $43 billion in bonds sought by Schwarzenegger for prisons, schools, university facilities, courthouses, dams and certain other projects without overburdening the state budget. The authority expects to complete a financing plan in the next couple of months, but probably not before lawmakers and the governor negotiate a state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Those negotiations will heat up after Schwarzenegger unveils his revised budget proposal on Monday. His new spending plan could reveal how serious the governor is about supporting high-speed rail. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web Related Posts audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting To celebrate Jules Verne’s birthday, Google’s logo today has been transformed into an underwater vessel – a Nautilus – an appropriate homage to the author of the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Google Doodler Jennifer Horn explains the decision to honor Verne as someone who sparked her imagination as a child. “Looking back,” she writes, “I realize that what fascinated me most was the unknown: a creative spark and the imaginative exploration that followed. Since then, I’ve become more familiar with his work and still believe that exploration is the essence of Verne’s novels. His stories pull the readers into a world filled with infinite potential–be it in the clouds, on land or under the sea.”She says that today’s doodle, marking Verne’s 183rd birthday, “tries to capture that sense of adventure and exploration.” And it does so with a little help from CSS3 and your device’s built-in accelerometer.You can navigate the design – or rather, steer the Nautilus – with a control stick or by simply tilting your device in the direction you wish to explore. The doodle showcases that imagination exploration, but also demonstrates some very cool technology.
Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City University of the Philippines guard Paul Desiderio shoots a jumper against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio hit the game-winning triple and University of the Philippines escaped University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Desiderio drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left as the Fighting Maroons salvaged the victory to start their campaign on an emphatic note.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Marvin Lee almost gave UST the victory as he calmly hit a couple of free throws that gave the Growling Tigers a 73-71 lead with 5.3 seconds remaining.“Our objective for this season, exactly, is to generate excitement because the UP community is very passive when it comes to the basketball team,” said Maroons head coach Bo Perasol in Filipino. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“And we got to complete that objective and what a way to generate that excitement, especially with that last-second shot. I don’t know how Paul does that but during the huddle he called it, ‘we’re going to win, this shot will go in.’”Desiderio was off the mark all game long, going 1-of-10 from deep before his clutch basket, but he made it when it mattered most. He finished with a team-high 17 points while also grabbing nine boards. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Lee finished with a game-high 20 points to lead UST while Steve Akomo had 15 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks before fouling out late. View comments
Brighton boss Hughton says Duffy ready for Aubameyang showdownby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton says Shane Duffy will be up for his clash with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Irish central defender is back from a ban in place of suspended partner Lewis Dunk against Arsenal at the Amex today.Hughton told The Argus: “One thing that hasn’t changed about Arsenal is they can score goals and have got plenty of goalscorers.”Offensively they are a very good team and playing in a style that gives them very good possession.”But that’s what it’s about. If you are a defender, although very conscious it’s going to be a very difficult day for you, you want to play against the best players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard: Chelsea fans are smart. They know we’re improvingby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that everyone who follows the club knows they are improving.Lampard was speaking about the disappointing 2-1 loss to Liverpool.He believes the team are making progress on all fronts and thinks that fans can see that progression with their eyes.”Chelsea fans are smart in terms of football,” Lampard said to the club’s official website.”The older fans have seen a lot and those from the more modern era have seen a lot with different managers and different styles, but they are certainly now in a position where I think they are really behind us in terms of where we are at.”That is a club with a ban that has lost Eden and two strikers from what we had last year in terms of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain. “Now we have younger players who I think the fans are very ready to be patient with. And they will need to be, but at the same time the rules always remain the same, if you show passion and fight and desire to play for the club, as we showed, then fans will respect that whether you win, lose or draw.”That is why the performance was appreciated and when you lose, sometimes that is when you need it even more. “It is that feeling of togetherness and now the players must take that on and show that every week. The same desires, the same passion, keep improving all the time and move forward.”