News media identified as presidential enemy No. 1

first_imgNews May 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News media identified as presidential enemy No. 1 Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily Organisation Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Follow the news on Uganda News UgandaAfrica News Reporters Without Borders condemns the threatening letter that President Yoweri Museveni sent to the national media on 17 May, in which he accused some of them, and international media such as Al-Jazeera and the BBC, of encouraging recent “walk-to-work” protests and said they deserved to be treated as “enemies.”The letter was sent one week after President Museveni announced a constitutional amendment that implicitly threatens journalists who cover protests. It is to be submitted to parliament during the session that begins today.Under the proposed amendment, the possibility of release on bail would be automatically banned for the first six months for anyone charged with “murder, treason, rape, defilement, child sacrifice, rioting or economic sabotage.”The charge of “economic sabotage” could be brought against anyone whose actions are deemed to have a negative effect on the country’s economy. Reporters Without Borders fears that it could be brought against journalists who cover protests, since it could be argued that they are scaring off tourists and investors.“We call on the government to withdraw this amendment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The president clearly has journalists in his sights. From arrests and increased physical attacks on journalists to lynching attempts and a constitutional amendment, President Museveni seems to turning authoritarian and behaving like a predator just days after being sworn in for a fourth term.”The press freedom organization added: “Although it is being submitted to a parliament in which the ruling National Resistance Movement has a big majority, this constitutional amendment must not be adopted because it poses a major threat to fundamental freedoms.”The language that the president used in his 17 May letter seems to have been designed to justify gagging the media and the use of police violence against reporters of the kind seen on 12 May, when 10 journalists were injured.“Those who have been talking of the harmless ‘walks’ can see their mistakes,” the letter said. “The media houses both local and international, such as Al-Jazeera, BBC, NTV, The Daily Monitor etc that cheer on these irresponsible people are enemies of Uganda’s recovery and they will have to be treated as such.”During a news conference on 10 May, Museveni was very critical of the media’s coverage of the “walk-to-work” protests, especially the Daily Monitor’s. “This is something I would really advise you to stop because this country belongs to Ugandans, not newspapers or radio stations,” he said. Two days later, he talked of reporting that was “wrong or in some cases malicious.”It was at the 10 May news conference that the president unveiled the constitutional amendment. He went on to discuss it with members of the ruling party at meetings on 13 and 15 May. UgandaAfrica center_img January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newslast_img read more

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‘A Very Hungry Caterpillar Day’

first_img ‘A Very Hungry Caterpillar Day’ TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Local News Twitter WhatsApp Wagner Noel Logo USE THIS ONE Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center and Basin PBS has scheduled A Very Hungry Caterpillar Day from 10 a.m. to noon at the Basin PBS new space, 203 N. Main St., the former Ritz Theater in downtown Midland. The free event will include creating caterpillars, coloring and story time featuring the Eric Carle classics A Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Children will be able to enter to win the 50th edition book of A Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and 10 Little Rubber Ducks plus a family four pack of tickets to the Wagner Noël show on Jan. 21. The play version of the Eric Carle’s timeless classic, A Very Hungry Caterpillar will take place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Go online for information or tickets. Previous articleMATTER OF RECORD: Jan. 11 through Jan. 18Next articleLos Angeles Lakers waive 2-time champion guard Quinn Cook Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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PCP: Which Badger for president

first_imgMason:It’s not uncommon for athletes to turn their attention from the playing field to the political arena when their careers are done. Former NFL wide receiver Steve Largent was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994. NBA great Bill Bradley served in the U.S. Senate for almost two decades. And who could forget former Minnesota governor Jesse “The Mind” Ventura?But we’ve yet to see a former or current Badger test their luck and make a run at the White House.So which current UW athlete would make the best president?Why, none other than President Ben Street.The senior on the men’s hockey team has all the qualities needed to lead our country:He knows what it takes to win. As a freshman with UW, he was a part of the 2006 National Championship squad, contributing to their success by scoring 15 points — including 10 goals.He’s got the book smarts. As a sophomore, the real estate major was named to the WCHA All-Academic team, an honor he repeated a year later as a junior, along with Academic All-Big Ten.He knows how to handle adversity. As president, things won’t always be easy. Street’s senior season has been a tough one, as he’s had to overcome a leg injury. If he can deal with that, an economic crisis is child’s play.And most importantly, he has strong leadership abilities. At the beginning of the 2008-09 season, he was named co-captain along with junior Blake Geoffrion. While Street’s season was shortened with the injury, wearing the “C” on his chest shows he can garner enough respect to secure a leadership role — and he showed he can share power with Geoffrion, so why not with a vice president?Forget the fact that he’s Canadian. Choose the right path. Vote Street.Zetlin:A Canadian?! You could have chosen any athlete on this campus to one day become commander in chief, and you chose a Canadian? Wow.So which UW athlete has the best chance of leading this nation down the road?“Chris Pressley hands down,” senior guard Kraig Urbik said. “He’s smart, he’s funny, he has great morals; he comes from a good family. I just love the guy, he’s great.”All, of course are necessary attributes for a future president.Pressley not only paves the way for the powerful Badgers’ running attack, but he’s the vocal leader of a 100-plus player squad. He carries himself as a professional, speaks well (unlike our current president) and simply knows how to perform in the spotlight.“He seems presidential,” senior tackle Eric Vandenheuvel said. “He just seems like he’ll be able to handle it well.”Pressley has the smarts, too. The Woodbury, N.J. native was a National Honor Society member in high school and was all-Big Ten in academics last season. He disproves the “all football players are dumb jocks” theory.Hockey players, on the other hand… ?“[Chris is a] good leadership guy, he speaks loud, he’s a real forceful kind of guy,” senior guard Andy Kemp added.What else would you want in a president?Sorry, Mase, you set yourself up for this one.A Canuck? I say Press for Pres!last_img read more

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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5 results: Artem Lobov defeats Jason Knight in bloody bout to set up Paulie Malignaggi fight

first_imgIt looks as though Artem Lobov and Paulie Malignaggi will get to settle their feud after all, but laying the groundwork for the fight wasn’t easy for Lobov.Lobov defeated Jason Knight by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-46) in a bloody Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5 pay-per-view main event Saturday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearLobov dropped Knight three times — in the first, second and third rounds — and the third knockdown came from a devastating overhand right in the waning seconds of the third. Although Knight was wobbled and his equilibrium was clearly thrown off as a result of the punch, he still managed to hang tough over the last two rounds and even landed a vicious right hook that rocked Lobov in the fourth round. “The Russian Hammer” responded with an overhand right counter, however. The former UFC fighters entered the final two-minute round with their faces covered in blood.Although Lobov seemed to be out of gas with Knight getting the best of him during the closing seconds of the bout, it was clear that Lobov had done enough damage, powered by the three knockdowns, to have his hand raised in the circular ring at the end of the night.”I thought he was gone many times,” Lobov said of the gutsy Knight in the ring after the win. “Tough, tough kid. That was a great fight.”With the hard-fought victory in hand, Lobov can look ahead to facing Malignaggi in June.”Let’s do it. He’s a little f—ng p—y that plucks his eyebrows,” Lobov said of Malignaggi. “I’m going to spark him.”There’s no love lost between Lobov, a friend and stablemate of Conor McGregor, and Malignaggi. McGregor recruited Malignaggi to spar with him in preparation for his August 2017 megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Afterward, Malignaggi alleged that McGregor’s camp doctored photos of their sparring session to make it seem as though McGregor beat up a veteran boxer, Malignaggi, in his own sport. Malignaggi believed McGregor depicted him in inaccurately. Lobov and McGregor’s camp, on the other hand, believed Malignaggi went behind their backs by cozying up to Mayweather after his sparring session with the UFC sensation.Another layer of vitriol between the two was added earlier in the week, when Malignaggi slapped Lobov in a New York City boxing gym.One way or another, you figure that the bad blood will be sorted out, bare-knuckle style, in June. The Lobov-Knight fight showed how brutal bare-knuckle fighting can be.Here’s how the rest of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5 went: Main card results Co-main event: Chris Leben destroys Justin Baesman by first-round KOLeben made sure to work fast during his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut Saturday night. The former UFC fighter rocked Baesman up against the ropes with a hard left hook before dropping him to the canvas with seven straight uppercuts that went unanswered. Leben was awarded the first-round KO just 25 seconds into the bout.🇺🇸 @ChrisLebenMMA KO’s Baesman with numerous uppercuts (25Seconda) tonight in Mississippi! #BKFC5 🇺🇸🖥 Live now on @FiteTV 🌍🎥RT: @ImShannonThopic.twitter.com/j1UWhe54Br— Mikey Thomas (@MikeyThomasMMA) April 7, 2019— There was an interesting moment after Reggie Barnett’s unanimous decision victory over Rusty Crowder in their lightweight semifinal match: BKFC president David Feldman entered the ring and made a stunning announcement, perhaps even setting the tone for the promotion moving forward.”Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is a new sport and a brand-new company and we’re here for action,” Feldman announced. “And we want action and we demand action from the fighters. We didn’t get action in that last fight because Rusty Crowder wanted to run; therefore, he’s giving half his purse to Reggie Barnett. Make some noise, Biloxi! This is how we do it at Bare Knuckle — you fight or you don’t get paid.”😨😨 Owner and President of #BKFC just laid down the law , that due to Rusty Crowder running for the entire length of the fight, rather then bringing the action, he will have to forfeit half his purse to Reggie Barnett Jr! Note to anyone wanting to do BKFC…COME TO FIGHT! 👊👊— FITE (@FiteTV) April 7, 2019Harris Stephenson def. Khalib Harris by split decision (50-47, 47-48, 49-46); 165-poundersChristine Ferea def. Britain Hart via second-round TKO (cut) to become new Police Gazette women’s American featherweight championSam Shewmaker and Chase Sherman fought to a split draw (45-50, 48-47, 48-48); heavyweightsReggie Barnett def. Rusty Crowder by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44); lightweight semifinalIsaac Vallie-Flagg def. Randy Hedderick via third-round TKO (broken hand); 165-poundersJohnny Bedford def. Abdiel Velazquez by fourth-round TKO; lightweight semifinalPreliminary card results Sheena Starr def. Ivana Coleman via second-round TKO (eye injury); featherweightsBobo O’Bannen def. Troy Beets by fourth-round TKO; heavyweightslast_img read more

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