Release demanded of Pham Hong Son imprisoned in secret for four months

first_img Organisation VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News RSF_en April 7, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News to go furthercenter_img Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison July 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release demanded of Pham Hong Son imprisoned in secret for four months News Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) called on the Vietnamese government today to release cyberdissident Pham Hong Son, who has been detained in secret for the past four months after posting material about democracy on the Internet.”He has simply expressed peacefully his attachment to democratic values,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to public security minister Lt. Gen. Le Minh Huong. “We and his family are very worried about his plight.”The organisation has also lobbied the French government, as well as the Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, about Dr Pham, who was arrested in Hanoi in March for having posted on the Internet a translation of an article entitled “What Democracy is About,” taken from the website of the US embassy in Vietnam.Since his arrest was officially confirmed on 8 April, Pham, who is marketing director of a pharmaceutical company, has not been allowed visits from his wife, his two sons or his lawyer and is being held in a secret place. The interior ministry is legally obliged to decide on 27 July whether to hold him for another four months or release him. Reporters Without Borders also asked the authorities why they had arrested Nguyen Vu Binh, a journalist formally with the official magazine Tap Chi Cong San, who was detained on 22 July. The government is thought to have objected to his signing, along with 16 other dissidents, of an open letter to the authorities calling for reforms and the release of political prisoners. He was interrogated by police two days before being arrested. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Phan Thuy Thanh said he had not been “formally arrested”.The journalist worked for 10 years for Tap Chi Cong San before being sacked in January last year for trying to set up an independent political party. He had since written articles criticising the government and calling for political reforms.”If, as we fear, he is imprisoned for what he has written, we ask you to do everything you can to see that he is released as soon as possible,” said Ménard in his letter to the minister.Reporters Without Borders notes that two other cyberdissidents, Le Chi Quang and Tran Khue, are also in prison for having posted criticism of the government on the Internet. Le Chi Quang, a lawyer and computer teacher, was arrested on 21 February at a Hanoi cybercafé and imprisoned in Camp B14 in the northern province of Ha Dong. Tran Khue was put under house arrest on 10 March after posting on the Internet a letter he had written to Chinese President Jiang Zemin on the eve of his official visit to Vietnam. Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Vietnam Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnamlast_img read more

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Haute Japan! Groupe Barrière eyes IR opportunities

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Jonathan Strock – BarrièreFrench luxury hotel and hospitality giant Groupe Lucien Barrière has confirmed that it has developed a ‘Japanese strategic unit’ monitoring the nation’s ‘integrated resorts’ opportunities.The firm’s Japanese movements are confirmed by Barrière Group Casino Development Director Jonathan Strock speaking to the Nikkei Asian Review.Strock has been charged with leading the strategic unit, which seeks to bring European haute couture hospitality to the Asian gambling marketplace.This July, Japan’s Diet lower house confirmed that it will allow three casinos to be developed under the mandate of its pending ‘Integrated Resorts Bill’ – which has been forwarded to the Diet upper house for it final review.The disclosed provisions of the IR Bill, have underwhelmed global casino stakeholders who believed that Japan would commit to developing five casino resort properties.Furthermore, Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic government has bowed to opposition integrity concerns, imposing a number of operating restrictions on the casino resorts, including – set limits on casino visits, patron entry fees and a ban on VIP/junket promotions.Unfazed by the challenge, Strock believes that Japan’s strict operating code on casino premises will give Barrière the best base on which to launch its Asian market profile.“Casinos have been legal in France since 1907, and Barriere also operates facilities in Switzerland, which has some of the world’s strictest regulations concerning gambling addiction and visitor management,” Strock told the Nikkei Asian Review“We fully understand the debate in Japan over preventing addiction.”Operating since 1912, the French hospitality group has built a European portfolio of 34 hotel-casinos, primarily operating in French upmarket destinations such as Cannes, St Tropez, and Megeve.At present, international casino stakeholders await the final approval of Japan’s IR Bill. However further patience will be needed as Japan forms its Casino Control Commission, a department which will judge the IR tenders, enforce casino rules and monitor gambling activities.Barrière is the latest industry incumbent to state its Japanese IR intent, with the European outfit likely to compete against US giants MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.To date, the Japanese government’s complex development of its IR Bill has perplexed industry commentators. Competing for one-of-three lucrative casino licenses Groupe Barrière, hopes that this trend continues, with Japan selecting French sophistication over American mass entertainment. Tokyo Olympics postponed until ‘no later than summer 2021’ March 24, 2020 Enlarged Gamesys returns to UK growth eyeing FTSE250 spot  March 17, 2020 IOC emphasises stakeholder cooperation protecting sports integrity in critical 2020 December 10, 2019 Submitlast_img read more

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Bombers win out to move up three places at B.C. High School AA Rugby Championships

first_imgA pair of late tourney victories powered the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 13th place finish at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.“At the start of the tournament I thought we’d probably do better but we won our last two games so I guess we’re happy with that,” said Bomber captain Connor Butler.Butler & Company managed to finish with a two-game win streak thanks to a 22-20 win over Southridge of White Rock in consolation round action.Colin Robinson, Quinn Cowie and Jeese Yanke each scored a try to lead LVR past the White Rock School.Kevin Lewis converted all three scores to round out the scoring for LVR.Butler said the difference between the first two games for LVR — losses to top-ranked Collingwood of West Vancouver and Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon — and the final two contests was the ability of the Bombers to bounce back after being scored on.“For us it was more mental than anything,” Butler explained. “We had to just rally together after we were scored on.”“We never get scored on when we play in the Kootenays so during the first two games it was tough for us after the other teams scored,” Butler added. “So in the third game when we got scored on we rallied together and found a way to get back in the game.”The strategic change allowed the Bombers rout Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 27-5 before outlasting Southridge.Cowie won the Commissioner’s XV as the Bombers most sportsmanlike player.LVR finished 16th in the 2010 [email protected]last_img read more

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Whitewater Ski Team Goes Big

first_imgFueling the nearly 200% enrollment increase is one of the snowiest winters in recent memory, with Whitewater Resort leading the North American pack in snowfall. Long-time ski team president Tracy Punchard is serving her last shift as fearless leader, with this season being a most fitting farewell for someone who has had such a large part to play in the club’s current upturn.“Being a part of the ski team is as much fun as skiing itself. The team’s success has been very rewarding,” said Tracy.This excitement was easy to see at last week’s Rio Tinto Nancy Greene Ski League race at Phoenix Mountain near Grand Forks.The sun broke through the clouds first thing in the morning, the mountain was covered in plenty of wind-buffed powder, and the down home feeling at Phoenix reminded everyone how valuable small family ski hills are—and how important it is to preserve them.As ribbons were presented and cheeseburgers were consumed, kids of varying ages continued to run up the mountain and throw snowballs. The League’s main intention to engender good sportsmanship and fun through skiing was never better witnessed.In the following weeks, Whitewater Ski Team will participate in zone races and speed camps at Kimberley Alpine Resort, and then get set to break hearts at Salmo’s Nancy Greene race on February 14. By Graham TraceyThe Whitewater ski team has made history this season with a record- breaking enrollment of 140 athletes, 7 of whom are on their way to the BC games after qualifiers at Red Mountain in mid January.“When you consider that only 20 athletes go to the games from the entire Kootenay Zone,’ said head coach Dylan Henderson, ‘we as a team feel we’re pulling our weight nicely.’”last_img read more

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Aicos 80cm Long Sexy Jessica Mermaid Copper Wavy Curly Women Party Synthetic Cosplay Full Wig – great wig but not as shown

first_imgPretty awesome wig but not what was demonstrated in the picture. It really is a lot more curly and far more of an ariel vibrant red than the gingerish red demonstrated listed here. Continue to extremely beautiful and great good quality, additionally rapid supply.Quite happy would purchase a different.The best wig i have ever acquired.I truly appreciated this wig but regretably this color does not look good on me as i am too pale, so i had to return :(.The colour is a charming copper red and i wore it a couple instances casually prior to i wore it for cosplay (in the pic it can be in advance of i reduce it). Regardless of the reality that it really is not intended to be in an updo, it worked really very well. The wig is really weighty although so i cut mine in buy to make it perform. Also, if you treatment for it properly it shouldn’t be too tricky to detangle. As a bonus, i did consider employing warmth on it which does function okay-ish, although if you might be not organizing on slicing it the default curls are attractive. Following carrying this wig, several persons claimed i need to dye my hair red lol.This item arrived a thirty day period ahead of it’s thanks date and was in wonderful issue. I am using this for a poison ivy cosplay and it can be perfect. Far more of a copper auburn than a vivid/phony red and seems wonderful on. It was a bit as well curly for the seem i was going for but just a light warmth on a hair dryer or steam from the shower relaxes it all out. Will absolutely invest in wigs in the upcoming from below.Amazing wig, very thickI’m using this for a poison ivy cosplay and it’s perfect. More of a copper auburn than a bright/fake Lovely but does not suit me Features of Aicos 80cm Long Sexy Jessica Mermaid Copper Red Wavy Curly Women Party Synthetic Cosplay Full WigEasy to clean and store best wigFashionable and stylish long hair wig looks natural, real, very pretty and feminineHook inside to adjust the size and it fits mostMaterial : heat-resistant synthetic Hair fiber ,can heat up to 180 degreesPacking : 1 Wig +1*Wig Cap . Wig cap is used to help you style and wear wig easilyEasy to clean and store best wig Fashionable and stylish long hair wig looks natural, real, very pretty and feminine Posted on July 25, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories WigsTags Aicos Packing : 1 Wig +1*Wig Cap .center_img Hook inside to adjust the size and it fits most SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-07-25 20:07:07Reviewed Item Aicos 80cm Long Sexy Jessica Mermaid Copper Red Wavy Curly Women Party Synthetic Cosplay Full WigRating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  8  reviews Material : heat-resistant synthetic Hair fiber ,can heat up to 180 degreeslast_img read more

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Adamson blasts FEU, takes solo third

first_imgSports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Adamson took control of the game as early as the first half establishing a 61-40 lead at the break as it shot the lights out with nine of its 10 triples coming in the first two quarters.The Falcons also tallied 17 of its 22 total assists in the first 20 minutes of play.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 shutoutAnd even though the Falcons had a big enough lead that sustained them until the final buzzer, their win did not end on the peachiest of terms.There were several scuffles in the fourth quarter, one of which saw FEU forward Arvin Tolentino get thrown out of the playing floor after kicking Dawn Ochea with 7:20 left in the game. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Photo by TristanAdamson humbled Far Eastern University, 95-79, to take sole possession of the third spot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Soaring Falcons streaked to their fourth straight win for 5-2 record at the end of the first round while the Tamaraws remained at the upper half of the table despite the loss with a 4-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT Mercedes’ Hamilton secures pole position for Japanese GP “We anticipated that [type of physicality],” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “Every game is important in the second round and we just have to anticipate the physicality.”“Down the stretch, we have to be smarter.”Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jonathan Espeleta both had 17 points to lead Adamson while Papi Sarr put up a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double.It was Jerie Pingoy, however, who orchestrated the Soaring Falcons’ offense when he dished out 10 assists, the highest mark by a single player this season, to go along his 10 points.Jasper Parker had 12 points for FEU.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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Gobert to Waiters: ‘It’s not my feelings, it’s my knee’

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert grabs his knee after being injured in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert believes he has every right to be upset after sustaining a leg injury that’s expected to keep him out at least four weeks.The Utah Jazz big man went down Friday when Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters crashed into his leg, causing Gobert’s knee to buckle. The 7-foot-1 center initially called it a dirty play.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “Usually, I heal very fast,” Gobert said. “We’re not going to rush it or do anything stupid. But I’m pretty confident that I can be back before that.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Waiters was going after a loose ball, then dove awkwardly into Gobert’s leg. He later tweeted, “Dove for the ball right…” with video of the play.Waiters told the Sun-Sentinel on Sunday that he’s never been a dirty player and, “Tell him to get out of his feelings and that’s what it is, just like that.”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“It’s not my feelings, it’s my knee,” Gobert said Monday. “That’s a little more important.“I like to play basketball. Sometimes if someone takes that away from you, you’ve got to get in your feelings for a reason.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gobert woke up Saturday with unexpected stiffness and swelling in the leg. An MRI revealed a bruised right tibia. The 2016-17 second-team All-NBA center said it could have been worse and he’s happy to know he’ll fully recover with no ligament or structural damage. The rehab process is basically to get the swelling down and stay strong and in shape.Playoff aspirations and individual goals remain intact, though they will be much more difficult for Utah to achieve. The Jazz have now lost Gobert for a month, Joe Johnson (wrist) has yet to return and was expected to miss a month, and Dante Exum is out for the season after shoulder surgery. All this after the team lost its top two scorers, Gordon Hayward and George Hill, during offseason free agency.“Just frustrating that I’ll miss some time,” Gobert said. “At the same time I’m feeling lucky because when I look at the video, if I don’t lift my foot up in the air at the same moment, it’d be way worse. Good and bad.”The Frenchman is averaging 13.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Derrick Favors started atcenter Saturday and had 24 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.The Jazz plan to re-evaluate Gobert after four weeks and the general timeline for his return is four to six weeks. Utah’s top player is optimistic it will be sooner than that.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Azkals held to a draw anew as Asian Cup berth remained elusive Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon00:50Trending 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Nextlast_img read more

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Gamboa-St. Clare comes back to stun Perpetual Help

first_imgPBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare clawed its way back from a 12-point hole in the fourth quarter and shocked Perpetual, 78-73, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym.The Coffee Lovers fought back from a 61-49 deficit early in the payoff period after staging a 17-4 run to take a 66-65 lead before silencing the Altas in the clutch.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum “We adjusted on defense. We played our matchups and adjusted on the pick-and-rolls and that’s the reason why we got so many steals,” said coach Jinino Manansala, as Gamboa-St. Clare had 13 steals off of Perpetual’s 28 turnovers.Aris Dionisio poured in 21 points, 11 coming in the fourth quarter fightback, and had eight rebounds, six blocks, and four steals for the Coffee Lovers, who have now won three of their last four games and went up to 3-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMalian big man Mohammed Pare added a double-double of 16 markers and 10 boards, while guards Trevis Jackson and Chris Bitoon combined for 21 points, 10 rebounds, and six dimes.Perpetual’s roller-coaster conference continued as it dropped to 2-3. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Japan’s Ira Brown recalls good memories as PBA import in return to PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rey Anthony Peralta carried the Altas with 17 points and four rebounds, while John Rey Villanueva had 13 markers and three boards in the loss.The scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 78 — Dionisio 21, Pare 16, Jackson 11, Bitoon 10, Ambuludto 7, Rebugio 6, Hallare 5, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Rubio 0.PERPETUAL 73 — Peralta 17, Villanueva 13, Charcos 12, Aurin 11, Eze 11, Coronel 6, Pido 3, Mangalino 0, Precillas 0, Tiburcio 0.Quarters: 12-21, 31-41, 49-57, 78-73.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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SPORT-SAG-LD IND 3 LAST

first_imgIn Kabaddi, the Indian mens team thrashed Bangladesh In Kabaddi, the Indian mens team thrashed Bangladesh 30-17 in the morning session before scrapping past Pakistan in the evening with a 9-8 result at the R G Baruah Sports Complex. The home team topped the league table with an unbeaten record. In the womens section, India toyed with their Pakistani opponents to emerge an easy 56-23 victors before thrashing Bangladesh 43-11 in their last league match to top the group with a clean slate. As far as football is concerned, the India U-23 team registered a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Bangladesh to breeze into the final of mens event. India led 2-0 at the interval. After Udanta Singh put India into the lead in the 22nd minute, Mawihmingthanga followed it up with a fantastic strike from outside the box five minutes before the interval. Changing over, Jayesh Rane sealed the fate in the 65th minute, which also saw Bangladesh coach Gonzalo Moreno being sent to the stands. In womens football, Kamala Devi Yumnam and Ngangom Bala Devi struck two goals each to power defending champions India to a 5-1 thrashing of Bangladesh and set up a summit clash with Nepal. The final will be a repeat of the 2010 Dhaka Games, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday. PTI PDS TAP AH AHlast_img read more

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a month agoRoma striker Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan to stay

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Roma striker Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan to stayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma striker Eden Dzeko wants Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan to sign permanently.The striker was an admirer of the Armenian’s talents before he joined the Serie A side and has been impressed so far. He told Sky Sports: “I expect it from him. I know him as a great player, and he is a very good addition to our attacking team who wants to play football.”He’s a great pro. I remember him also from Borussia Dortmund times and he will be a big player for us. Hopefully, he can stay a long time here.”Hopefully he will [stay]. He will see that we are playing football here and immediately he scored a goal, so hopefully he can have more goals and a lot of assists for us.” last_img read more

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