Two journalists arrested over story about Mugabe’s health

first_img Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Help by sharing this information to go further Reports News ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression RSF_en November 12, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s arrest of three senior members of the newspaper NewsDay’s staff in Harare on a charge of insulting President Robert Mugabe, and urges the authorities to drop the charges against them. ZimbabweAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression March 3, 2017 Two journalists arrested over story about Mugabe’s health Receive email alertscenter_img November 27, 2020 Find out more News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Zimbabwe News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell President Mugabe © Iomienews The arrests of editor Wisdom Mudzungairi, reporter Richard Chidza and legal officer Sifikile Thabete came one day after the newspaper ran a story about the reasons for President Mugabe’s trip to Singapore for a medical examination. The report quoted sources as saying it was not just because of his advanced age – he is 93 – but also because he has prostate cancer. Charges have also been brought against Alpha Media Holdings, the company that owns NewsDay, The Standard, The Independent and other newspapers. The journalists’ lawyer said they were being held at police headquarters and would appear in court tomorrow. They are facing a possible one-year jail sentence under Section 33 (2b) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act, which concerns undermining or insulting the office of the president. The supreme court ruled in October 2013 that this article was unconstitutional because it violated freedom of expression. Since then it has not been used to convict anyone but it is still used as grounds for arrest. Human rights groups say the law is used solely as a way to harass journalists and gag freedom of expression. Zimbabwe is ranked 124th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index while Mugabe, its president since 1987, has been on RSF’s list of press freedom predators since 1987. Organisation September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Bowlers’ strangle, Maxwell flash gives Kings XI success

first_imgGlenn Maxwell nailed 44 unbeaten runs off 20 balls and made sure his senior-team captaincy debut would forever be a happy memory. Kings XI Punjab owed their six-wicket win to their bowlers though.They were so good that an outstanding fifth-wicket partnership between Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwary – 61 runs off 37 balls with only two dots – ended up in vain. It was the eighth consecutive defeat after batting first for Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL.Eight out of the 20 overs Kings XI bowled yielded five runs or less. It began with Sandeep Sharma bowling Mayank Agarwal for a duck in the first over – Agarwal’s 28th dismissal in the Powerplay in 39 IPL innings.That forced Ajinkya Rahane and Steven Smith into rebuild mode – Rising Pune had been 7 for 1 after three overs – on a two-paced pitch where the new ball seemed to skid and bounce and the old one stopped on the batsman.Smith, the current captain, was dismissed with a strike-rate below 100 to one that jumped up at him. MS Dhoni, the former captain, was dismissed with a strike-rate below 50, to one that came off the pitch slower than he expected.In an innings 32 deliveries long, Stokes let only four become dots. Power-hitters can sometimes get caught up in just hitting the ball hard, but Stokes understood the risk of Rising Pune losing him too with a majority of the overs still left. He played the percentages well, feeding his knock with 22 singles and picked the left-arm spinners to hit. Stokes bashed 25 runs off 14 balls off Axar Patel and Swapnil Singh.In an innings 23 deliveries long, Tiwary let only two become dots. His strike-rate of 173.91 was his best (in innings where he faced more than 15 balls). There were gorgeous inside-out shots over cover and point, highlighting a still base, and a straight six in the 19th over, when Stokes had fallen, highlighting his ability for the crunch moments.The fact that Imran Tahir has great accuracy, and a googly not too many people pick, is apparent from the fact he has bowled batsmen, or pinned them lbw, to get 63 of his 178 T20 wickets. He was Rising Pune’s biggest threat with the ball and he showed it for three overs, picking up two wickets and conceding only 14 runs. Saha’s stumps were broken and pinch-hitter,Axar Patel,was caught and bowled.Tahir’s final over, saved for the end, was smashed for 14 runs as Maxwell sent a couple of short balls soaring over the rope. Maxwell had begun the charge to victory in the previous over off Stokes. The equation had been 48 off 36 balls when the England allrounder came on. A short delivery was belted wide of the sweeper cover with great power and a full delivery was launched over mid-off for six, establishing Maxwell’s game awareness.(ESPNCricinfo)last_img read more

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing Next to Road in Broward

first_imgRecords show the aircraft is registered to Wayman Luy LLC.It remains unclear what prompted the pilot to make the emergency landing.The FAA is investigating the incident. A small plane made an emergency landing on Wednesday morning in Broward County.Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen confirmed the Lake LA-4 landed safely on U.S. 27 and Griffin Road in Southwest Ranches around 8:30 a.m.She added that the pilot, who was the only person aboard, was not injured.According to Bergen, the plane departed from North Perry Airport and was flying to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.last_img read more

Orders of Merit cancelled for 2020

first_img Tags: Orders of Merit England Golf regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Orders of Merit.Due to a number of key ranking events at home and abroad being called off as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is not possible to run meaningful Orders of Merit across the six categories – boys, girls, men, women, senior men and senior women.The Orders of Merit will return in 2021.England Golf’s revised championships programme for 2020 remains in place and is scheduled to commence on 28 July with the Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships at Woodhall Spa. 9 Jun 2020 Orders of Merit cancelled for 2020 last_img read more

City of Olympia Calls for Proposals for City Hall Art

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaThe City of Olympia is seeking curated proposals for temporary exhibition of artwork at City Hall.  The exhibitions at City Hall serve to focus on two-dimensional or pedestal-sized artworks that reflect the broad diversity and civic interests of Olympia’s communities and showcase the work of regional artists, non-profit organizations and community groups. Exhibitions should reflect the diversity of Olympia’s communities and emphasize the people, places and character of Olympia.Applications available at the City of Olympia’s website or by contacting Stephanie Johnson, Arts Program Manager, at 360-709-2678 or [email protected]: Receipt of Entries – Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.Two (2) curated proposals will be selected for the year – exhibitions will rotate every 6 months.The selected Curators/teams will receive a $700 honorarium for their work coordinating, installing anddeinstalling the exhibition and arranging for one associated event (see below). Artists, speakers and performers for the temporaryexhibit and public presentation will not receive an honorarium from the City.Curators must provide proof of insurance to the City’s specifications during installation and deinstallation.The artwork can be 2 or 3-dimensional and will be shown in the public spaces of City Hall with viewing opportunities available to the public.Proposals may encompass the works of one artist or many artists, as tied together by a theme or other unifying quality that can be easily described and witnessed among the proposed artworks.Each exhibition will include one event (forum, discussion, music, dance or literary performance) that is tied to the theme of the exhibition.Both exhibition and panel presentation will be hosted and publicized by the City of Olympia.Artwork may not be sold during exhibition. Sale prices may not be displayed, but the Curator may be noted on exhibition cover card as the point of contact for inquiries.last_img read more