Russian artist at center of French sex tape scandal held

first_imgToo hot to handle in his home country Russia, the gaunt looking Pavlensky, 35, fled to France where he has caused uproar by putting the sex video online which forced Griveaux to withdraw from the mayoral race.Griveaux, a 42-year-old MP, has brought a legal case against Pavlensky over the release of the video and an enquiry has been opened, the prosecutor said later Saturday.Pavlensky, an activist and performance artist, told AFP on Friday that he had put the video online in order to expose Griveaux’s “hypocrisy”, and warned that he planned to post more material on a newly-created “political porn platform”.Griveaux “is someone who constantly brings up family values, who says he wants to be the mayor of families and always cites his wife and children as an example. But he is doing the opposite,” Pavlensky told the Liberation daily. Controversial Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, who claims to have leaked a sex video of a prominent Paris politician, was arrested by French police on Saturday over an unrelated act of violence, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.The political refugee was taken in for questioning over an alleged instance of “armed violence” that took place on December 31.The prosecutor stressed that the case had no link to the sex video case involving French President Emmanuel Macron’s chosen candidate to become Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux. The artist has a track record of causing outrage.He made global headlines in 2013 after nailing his scrotum to Red Square in Moscow and two years later doused the doors of the FSB secret police headquarters with petrol and set them on fire.In October 2017, he set fire to offices of the Bank of France on Place Bastille, site of the attack on the infamous fortress at the start of the French revolution in 1789.The bank’s presence on such hallowed revolutionary ground was “historically shameful”, Pavlensky said.For that he was sentenced to three years’ jail, two suspended, for the destruction of other people’s property. His hardline stance and eye watering protests have elicited a mixed response among Russian opposition  groups.Some defend his actions as a form of engaged art but others such as late rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva were blunter, branding his actions “idiotic”.The December 31 incident, for which Pavlensky was arrested on Saturday, involved a fight at a Paris apartment in which a knife from the kitchen was used.Two guests at the New Year’s Eve party suffered knife wounds, according to the Mediapart investigative website.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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South Florida in Cone of Concern for Tropical Depression 13

first_imgTropical Depression 13 could become Tropical Storm Laura today according to the National Hurricane Center.South Florida is in the right side of the cone of concern for the storm that is expected to slip through the Florida straights into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend.Currently maximum sustained winds are at 35 mph.The system is moving westward fast at 21 mph and could impact our weather by Sunday.BULLETINTropical Depression Thirteen Advisory Number 2NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132020500 AM AST Thu Aug 20 2020…DEPRESSION MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE INSTRENGTH…SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————-LOCATION…15.2N 49.8WABOUT 905 MI…1455 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDSMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHESlast_img read more

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2017 Mark D’ Ball to Hold in World-class Arena

first_imgAt a press briefing, co-addressed with Coach Adeka Daudu, Obande Ogbole and Mrs Ada Mark Ogbole, Igoche said the facilities at the new centre can only be matched by the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium, Abuja.He said Mark D’ Ball will hold this year with finesse from December 26 through December 31 with the venue open to the public.The tournament is solely promoted by Senator David Mark, through the Mark Sports Foundation, to unify the rural community of Otukpo, by incorporating some of the country’s most exciting basketball players and musical acts.“We are law abiding citizens and the tournament had to be regrettably put off to avoid needless faceoff and breach of the law. This year we shall be at a new venue, a bigger space and exciting environment,” Igoche Mark said.The invitational tournament will attract male and female teams nation wide. The teams will play group round robin matches up to the knock-out stages.An exciting addition to the event is the children clinic.Mrs Ogbole said that 1,000 children, up from 400 that attended the last edition in 2015, will attend the programme to focus on the family.She also said there will be infusion of new activities including education into the clinic that begins on December 27.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe annual Mark D Basketball tournament will return next month in Akpegede, Otukpo in a state of the art basketball arena, the Coordinator Mark Sports Foundation, Igoche Mark announced tuesday.The tournament, usually held in the last month of December, was put off last year following a court injunction by one Edwin Owoicho, a purported trustee of the Idoma Private Trust, that prevented the organisers from gaining assess to the traditional Otukpo Club.last_img read more

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Friday local state wrestling results

first_imgRemember to visit our State Wrestling Tournament page === CLEAR LAKE2A-126Quarterfinal – Brock Beck (Grinnell) 43-2 won by decision over Sam Nelson (Clear Lake) 12-5 (Dec 5-3) === HAMPTON-DUMONT-CAL2A-138Quarterfinal – Jalen Schropp (Williamsburg) 54-0 won by fall over Carl Barkema (Hampton-Dumont) 42-10 (Fall 0:24) CLASS 3A=== MASON CITY3A-113Quarterfinal – Ryder Downey (Indianola) 43-4 won in sudden victory – 1 over Jace Rhodes (Mason City) 36-8 (SV-1 7-5)Cons. Round 2 – Jace Rhodes (Mason City) 36-8 won by decision over Rheiner Stahlbaum (Johnston) 10-7 (Dec 7-1)3A-126Quarterfinal – Cullan Schriever (Mason City) 14-0 won by tech fall over Jackson Barth (Cedar Falls) 21-8 (TF-1.5 4:08 (22-6))3A-145Quarterfinal – Brandon Mills (Fort Dodge) 31-11 won by decision over Colby Schriever (Mason City) 13-6 (Dec 5-4)Cons. Round 2 – Logan Adamson (Bettendorf) 25-5 won by major decision over Colby Schriever (Mason City) 13-6 (MD 13-3) === FOREST CITY2A-182Quarterfinal – Reese Moore (Forest City) 45-3 won by fall over Jack Neuhaus (West Delaware) 32-4 (Fall 3:27)center_img CLASS 2A=== CHARLES CITY2A-182Quarterfinal – Caden Collins (Charles City) 32-6 won by fall over Austin Roos (Benton Community) 38-7 (Fall 0:19) === OSAGE2A-120Quarterfinal – Nick Fox (Osage) 47-6 won by fall over Johnny Hua (MOC-Floyd Valley) 37-6 (Fall 1:07)2A-126Quarterfinal – Joe Sullivan (Osage) 50-4 won by decision over Ethan DeLeon (Bishop Heelan) 40-14 (Dec 7-0)2A-160Quarterfinal – Zach Williams (Osage) 38-6 won by fall over Kalen Meyer (Central Lyon-G-LR) 41-3 (Fall 2:49)2A-170Quarterfinal – Spencer Mooberry (Osage) 37-1 won by decision over Cole Davis (Independence) 43-5 (Dec 5-2) === GARNER-HAYFIELD-VENTURAlast_img read more

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