Two independent newspapers threatened with closure for not having registered premises

first_img RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia News News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus News to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two independent newspapers threatened with closure for not having registered premises BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 28, 2021 Find out more Vitebsky Kurier, an independent biweekly based in the northeastern city of Vitebsk, appealed to the commercial supreme court on 20 February against an order issued by a lower court on 12 January under which it should be evicted from its premises tomorrow, Reporters Without Borders has learned from Zanna Popova, the head of the company that publishes the newspaper.The biweekly has requested that the eviction order should be stayed until the supreme court issues its ruling. But the supreme court has not yet responded to the appeal and has set no date for a hearing, leaving the newspaper in a limbo, Popova said.“Administrative harassment is commonplace in Belarus,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities have used this method to make it impossible for many independent publications to appear or to be distributed, when they do not shut them down altogether. The privately-owned weekly Den, for example, stopped publishing in 2005 after its contracts to rent premises were repeatedly rescinded.”The press freedom organisation added: “President Alexandre Lukashenko is determined to maintain his control over people’s minds come what may, and the method he has chosen allows him to do this discreetly.”The attempts to evict Vitebsky Kurier began in October. On 12 January, the information ministry gave the newspaper two weeks to register its new premises or risk suspension. It is now in an absurd situation from which there seems no way out – a situation familiar to most independent publications in Belarus. It cannot register an address with the ministry without the consent of the local authorities, which they refuse to give, and it can continue using the address already registered with the ministry because the rental contract has not been renewed.Another independent newspaper, the Minsk-based Nasha Niva, is also threatened with suspension and closure. Its fifth rental contract was rescinded under pressure from the authorities at the start of January. The latest contract was cancelled after secret service agents went to the office of the owner of their premises. The newspaper has been trying in vain to find new offices since April 2006.Nasha Niva was even ready to move to premises outside the capital, but the possibility did not bear fruit. In the meantime, it is using the Minsk offices of the Pen Club but Viktor Guretsky, the head of the information ministry’s licence department, said in an interview to Reporters Without Borders that the newspaper could be closed down if it continues to use a fictitious and unregistered address.Read the 24 January 2007 press release May 27, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayslast_img read more

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SPAC: Stop cutting New York City Ballet

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Why has the SPAC board cut the New York City Ballet for the third time since 2004? Money isn’t the answer, since no other classical programs are ever cut.SPAC was built in 1966 to be the summer home of the NYC Ballet, arguably the greatest ballet company in the world. Saratoga has the honor of being the only summer home of any ballet company in the world.SPAC and its board keep raising ticket prices for the ballet, allow no community input, and then complain when ballet fans can no longer afford to attend performances as often as they would like. SPAC is housed in Saratoga Spa State Park, which is paid for by the taxpayers, who aren’t allowed to have input about what goes on there. If SPAC board members are unwilling to raise funds to have the NYC Ballet two to four weeks a year, they should resign.Louise J. GoldsteinSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

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EPL: Klopp doesn’t care about records as Liverpool close in on title

first_img Promoted ContentHere Are The 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Biggest Cities In The World So FarPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool are not motivated by making history after the runaway leaders took another step towards the Premier League title with a 2-0 win at West Ham on Wednesday. Klopp’s side have turned the title race into a procession and they moved 19 points clear at the top with their 23rd victory from 24 league games this season. Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rounded off their win at West Ham Mohamed Salah opened the scoring with a first half penalty at the London Stadium and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wrapped up Liverpool’s 15th successive league win after the interval. Second placed Manchester City are now so far behind Liverpool that the question is not if but when the Reds clinch their first English league title since 1990. The Reds have won 31 of their past 32 league fixtures, only dropping points in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United in October. With 14 games left, Liverpool’s incredible run has given historic overtones to their impending title coronation. But Klopp is only concerned about getting Liverpool over the finish line, with any landmarks set on the way merely the icing on the cake. “In a season you have to dig in, you don’t breathe pretty much, then after 38 games you come out of the water and see how you did,” Klopp said. “I’m not too much concerned about records. We had a record at Dortmund and Bayern beat it the next season. “I don’t want to be boring. We just don’t feel like that.” The European and World champions are now 41 games unbeaten in the league – just eight away from the 49-match English top-flight record set by Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ across 2003 and 2004. Matching that Arsenal team’s achievement in going an entire league season without defeat is within Liverpool’s reach, as is Manchester City’s Premier League record of 100 points. – ‘Proper history’ – Liverpool’s latest success on a chilly night in east London will be just a footnote when the full story of their likely title triumph is written, but they still managed to record another small piece of history. Read Also: Liverpool to face Chelsea if they see off Shrewsbury in FA Cup “They are as good as there has been at this moment in time. It’s very difficult when you have been the manager of Everton and Manchester United to say that!” Moyes said. “They are an excellent side. They have so many strings to their bow. But when you think of some of the great Manchester United and Arsenal teams of the past, it’s difficult to judge them (as the best ever). “Two years ago everyone was saying it was impossible to beat Manchester City.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… They have now beaten all 19 of the other teams in the league at least once this season – the first time the club have achieved that feat in the top-flight. Told of the milestone, Klopp maintained his only motivation was to get the best from his team in each match, but he did stop to briefly salute the achievement. “This game, it was not a brilliant performance. The difficulty tonight was to get rhythm, keep rhythm and stay concentrated. Their biggest chances came because we gave them away,” he said. “I trust these boys 100 percent with my kids, but they still made these ridiculous mistakes. It’s completely normal that you don’t always perform at the highest level. “It is not a motivational problem for us. We are Liverpool, we have a proper history and everyone knows what we have to do to reach that. “If it was easy to get this number of points other teams would have done it. It’s just really incredibly difficult. “If we reach any records we will take that when it happens.” West Ham manager David Moyes admitted Liverpool deserve their place among the Premier League’s all-time great teams. But, as a former boss of Liverpool’s two greatest rivals, he unsurprisingly stopped short of anointing them the best English football has ever seen.last_img read more

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Bottom of lineup dooms No. 32 Syracuse in 5-2 loss to No. 15 Wake Forest

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Nearly two months ago, Syracuse earned a berth to the ITA National Indoor Championship with back-to-back wins against then-No. 9 Michigan and Purdue. It quantified what SU head coach Younes Limam said before the season in regards to the Orange’s added depth. The Orange added transfer Guzal Yusupova and recruited freshman Sonya Treshcheva to enroll at SU from Russia, and they were earning key wins in both doubles and singles early in the season. But that hasn’t lasted.No. 32 Syracuse (10-6, 3-4 ACC) has played an up-and-down season and remains winless against a ranked opponent since its early 4-0 record. On Sunday, another opportunity arose against No. 15 Wake Forest (14-3, 5-1) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Orange’s top slots stepped up in singles to try and tried to spark a comeback, but their depth, the area Limam said was a positive of the squad earlier this season, was winless in a 5-2 loss.When the Orange came back from Oxford, Mississippi on Jan. 27 with two victories, it followed with its highest ITA ranking in program history: No. 10. Early in the season, the Orange were dominating singles play. But two Atlantic Coast Conference matches the following week showed them the reality of the ACC gauntlet. Losses to then-No. 19 Virginia and then-unranked Boston College, both 4-3.Sofya Golubovskaya and Treshcheva cruised to a 6-2 win at second doubles, which was futile as both first doubles and third doubles lost in tiebreakers. But No. 42 Gabriela Knutson and No. 77 Miranda Ramirez soon erased the Demon Deacons lead with straight sets wins at first and second singles — Knutson defeated No. 46 Emma Davis, 6-2, 6-4, and Ramirez beat unranked Anna Ulyashchenko, 6-4, 6-3. After dropping the doubles point, Syracuse was two points away from clinching their second ranked win of the year. At third singles, Sofya Golubovskaya took the first set, winning six of seven games, and both Yusupova and Dina Hegab battled back from dropping their first frames to force a deciding third set. At sixth singles, Libi Mesh struggled and was the only Orange player to fall in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGolubovskaya couldn’t take advantage of her first set advantage, losing 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, and Wake Forest regained control, leading the match 3-2. Syracuse was now reliant on two comeback wins, and Hegab, who’s clinched multiple matches this year, was pegged to finish next. This time, it was WFU’s Anna Brylan that closed out the dual with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win that earned the Demon Deacons a win. Saby Nihalani’s victory over Yusupova soon to follow pushed the score to 5-2.Syracuse returns home to play No. 22 Florida State next Sunday at 11 a.m. in Drumlins Country Club. Commentscenter_img Published on March 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder last_img read more

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