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Independent radio station owner falsely accused of inciting separatist uprising

first_img Reporters Without Borders and the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media firmly condemn Radio Beehive owner Mam Sonando’s arrest on 15 July in Phnom Penh for supposedly inciting residents of a southeastern province to stage an “uprising” in response to the government’s seizure of their land.“We urge the government to fully explain the charges that have been brought against this journalist,” the two organizations said. “Sonando’s arrest is like a parting slap to all those who attended last week’s ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh. As soon the diplomats leave, the authorities arrest dissidents. “The arrest of those who report the views of human rights defenders has highlighted the sensitivity of a number of recent developments, especially the complaint that Cambodian activists have brought before the International Criminal Court, and shows that the government has no intention of remaining passive in the face of all the news coverage they have been getting.” Aged 71 and the owner of independent Radio Beehive FM 105 (called Sambok Khmum in Khmer), Sonando was arrested by a score of plainclothes police at his Phnom Penh home at around 9 a.m. on 15 July. They had a warrant issued by a Phnom Penh municipal court accusing him of “insurrection” and inciting others to “take up arms against the state” with the aim of creating a “state within the state.” His lawyer, Sok Sam Oeun, said he was facing a possible sentence of 7 to 15 years in prison.After a court hearing the next day, Sonando was transferred to Pey Sor prison on the outskirts of the capital, where he could spend the next six months in pre-trial detention.The charges relate to demonstrations that residents of the village of Broma, in the southeastern province of Kratie, staged from 15 to 17 May in protest against the seizure of their land for a foreign-run rubber plantation. A 14-year-old girl was killed when the authorities used force to break up the protests.Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly called for Sonando’s arrest in a 26 June speech and a Kratie provincial court issued a warrant on 2 July. Sonando was out of the country during the Broma protests because he had gone to meet with the Cambodian activitists who filed a complaint before the ICC accusing Hun Sen of human rights violations. Hun Sen’s call for his arrest came the day after Radio Beehive broadcast a report about the ICC complaint.Pa Nguon Teang, the head of the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media, told Reporters Without Borders: “Mam Sonando was arrested because of the radio station, because he uses it to empower people and provide information to millions of Cambodians, and has become very influential. The government says he was arrested as the leader of an organization supposedly involved in separatist activities, the Democrat Association, but this is false excuse.”He added: “More and more people are protesting against the government over various issues, and the government has been trying to silence them as quickly possible. Mam Sonando has been targeted because he is one of the most outspoken critics and because he owns an independent radio station that is very a popular. His activities are not illegal but his arrest is.”When reached by Reporters Without Borders, Ou Virak of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said: “Mam Sonando’s arrest is definitely linked to his radio station. Radio Beehive is the only station in Cambodia willing to report what opposition parties and civil society organizations say without censoring them. This is a major blow to freedom of expression.”Sonando’s arrest came two days after the ASEAN regional forum that was held in Phnom Penh from 9 to 13 July. He was previously detained in 2003 and 2005 on charges of defamation, disinformation and inciting criminal activity. Receive email alerts News News January 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further News February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” Follow the news on Cambodiacenter_img Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream July 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent radio station owner falsely accused of inciting separatist uprising CambodiaAsia – Pacific RSF_en CambodiaAsia – Pacific News Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

40% prevention rate for colorectal cancers

first_imgAccording to a large, long-term study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), 40 percent of all colorectal cancers might be prevented if people underwent regular colonoscopy screening. The new research also supports existing guidelines that recommend that people with an average risk of colorectal cancer should have a colonoscopy every 10 years.The new study helps address previous uncertainty about the effectiveness of colonoscopy in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and mortality — particularly among people with cancer that originates in the proximal, or upper, part of the colon.
The study will appear in the Sept. 19 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the nation.“Colonoscopy is the most commonly used screening test in the U.S., but there was insufficient evidence on how much it reduces the risk of proximal colon cancer and how often people should undergo the procedure,” said Shuji Ogino, co-senior author and associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH. “Our study provides strong evidence that colonoscopy is an effective technique for preventing cancers of both distal and proximal regions of the colorectum, while sigmoidoscopy alone is insufficient for preventing proximal cancer.”According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 137,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2009, and nearly 52,000 died that year from the disease. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the nation. The researchers analyzed data from 88,902 participants in two long-term studies: the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Based on data from questionnaires that participants filled out every two years between 1988 and 2008, the researchers obtained information on colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy procedures. They documented 1,815 cases of colorectal cancer and 474 deaths from the disease.They found that both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, which screens for tumors in the distal, or lower, part of the colorectum, were associated with decreased risk of either getting colorectal cancer or dying from it. Only colonoscopy decreased the risk for cancers originating in the proximal colon, but not to the degree of its protective effect against distal colorectal cancers. The researchers suggested that colonoscopy’s smaller effect in reducing risk for tumors in the proximal colon might be due in part to molecular or biological differences in those cancers.Other findings include:• The researchers estimated that if all participants in the study had undergone colonoscopies, 40 percent of colorectal cancers — including 61 percent of distal cancers and 22 percent of proximal cancers — would have been prevented.• Sigmoidoscopy alone is likely insufficient for reducing the incidence or death risk of colorectal cancer that originates in the upper colon.• People who get a clean bill of health after a colonoscopy have a significantly reduced risk of colorectal cancer for up to 15 years after the procedure, although the data support repeat screening at shorter intervals among individuals with a personal history of adenoma — a benign tumor of glandular origin that can become malignant over time — or a family history of colorectal cancer.• Colorectal cancers diagnosed within five years of a colonoscopy had different molecular characteristics compared with cancers diagnosed more than five years after a colonoscopy, and they may be difficult to detect or completely remove.“Each year, more than 1.2 million people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer worldwide. Our findings could help improve and strengthen the current guidelines for colorectal cancer screening,” said Reiko Nishihara, lead author and research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH.Support for the study came from the National Institutes of Health, the Bennett Family Foundation, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation through the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance.last_img read more

Devastated by Closures, Merchants Try to Adapt to New Normal

first_imgIn the meantime, stay home as much as possible, wash your hands and don’t touch your face. MONMOUTH COUNTY – In the midst of a global pandemic, people are being asked to practice social distancing, proper hand washing and additional cleaning measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Two River Times approached different community members and business representatives to see how the virus is impacting their daily work and lives. Here’s what they had to say. Paige Bouzaglou, owner ofWandering Gosling, Red Bank The 76-year-old has always taken pride in maintaining a clean restaurant, but in light of the rapid spread of coronavirus he took things a step further. “At my age, I can’t afford not to,” he said. That included ensuring everything was cleaned and wiped down with disinfectant sprays and wipes – doorknobs, tables, countertops and other surfaces. “The streets are empty,” Monmouth Meats butcher shop owner Stewart Goldstein told The Two River Times March 17. The outbreak is not good news for airlines or other transportation methods, but it’s especially bad for cruises. It’s the No. 1 thing people are scared of right now, as far as travel goes, she said. “It’s a great tradition of American small business to adapt to changing conditions and to find solutions. By taking this action, we are safeguarding our employees and patrons while still offering the superior service to which our customers have become accustomed,” he added. Both locations will resume walk-in services as soon as possible. “Last Friday I was busy and Saturday we were crushed and that I couldn’t explain,” he said March 12. Jessica Porter found her students to be “extremely anxious” and distracted from their school work last week, before schools were closed and operating remotely. She said more students than normal were absent from class and those who were there were leaving the classroom periodically throughout the day to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer. Danny Murphy, owner ofDanny’s Steakhouse, Red Bank Some students joked about the virus. Others asked “logical questions” about the epidemic, including what would happen if the school shut down, she said March 13. “They appear excited to not come to school, but many students are genuinely anxious and several are absent due to the anxiety being caused by COVID-19.” For now, customers cannot walk into the shop, located at 497 Prospect Ave., for service. That also includes temporary in-store service suspension at The Cellar at 594 River Road in Fair Haven. While no one knows what the next few months will bring, she hopes everything subsides by the time the weather gets nicer. It’ll make for a great time to find alternate travel plans, too, like taking road trips in the U.S. It’s a chaotic time for travel agent Paige Bouzaglou of Wandering Gosling, to say the least. She’s dealt with “quite a bit” of cancelations and trip refunding. Some of her clients have underlying health conditions and can’t fly. Others are canceling out of fear, she said March 12. Yogis are encouraged by Synergy Hot Yoga representatives to “stay calm and practice on,” but to do it outdoors. As of March 17, the studio stopped hosting its group indoor hot yoga classes and instead brought its mats outside. “This is the last thing they needed; they were struggling before quite a bit already,” said Bouzaglou. Once the outbreak subsides, it will take cruise lines even longer to get over that hump of fear, she projected. And while that advice can certainly help slow the spread, how is it impacting local communities and businesses? Murphy was unable to be reached for an updated comment by press time in response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s call mandating that restaurants serve customers for to-go or takeout orders only. He did, however, mention March 12 that he has partnered up with the DoorDash food delivery service so people can enjoy Danny’s Steakhouse from the comfort of their homes. Additionally, the business posted on Facebook March 17 announcing that it is delivering to Red Bank, Middletown Township, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Rumson, Fair Haven, Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Shrewsbury and Little Silver. A $5 delivery charge will apply.center_img By Allison Perrine “Knowing how important yoga can be in maintaining a sense of physical and emotional wellness, we will be inaugurating our newest venture – ‘Synergy Cold Yoga,’ ” the company wrote. Classes will be held outdoors for as long as it is feasible. “We will be able to spread out and still connect with each other (from 6 feet apart).” Since Red Bank’s emergency management coordinator declared a state of local disaster emergency March 15, all nonessential businesses with more than 25 people have been closed to the public, including restaurants, liquor stores, gyms and theaters. Additionally, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses after 8 p.m. What To Do Stewart Goldstein, owner ofMonmouth Meats, Red Bank William G. Kenney, president ofLittle Silver Liquors It’s delivery only until further notice, William G. Kenney, president of Little Silver Liquors, announced Monday, March 16. Additionally, the studio will offer free Yoga Nidra meditation sessions through its website, which according to the studio will be posted soon. Synergy hopes to reopen March 30 but will monitor the suggestions and guidelines of the CDC and local authorities. Any unlimited class cards will be on hold for as long as the studio is closed. “We treasure our community and our employees. Our number one priority is their safety and well-being while at our stores,” said Kenney. “At this time, we have assessed that the risk of communal spread of the novel coronavirus far outweighs any potential fiscal benefit of continuing business as usual.” Luckily for Goldstein, his business, located on Monmouth Street, can remain open and serve meat products as usual. He gets three shipments a day, so there’s no shortage in sight. “It’s been good, no complaints,” he said. “They say that’s the worst thing,” said Murphy. Jessica Porter, teacher in theHenry Hudson Regional School District Danny Murphy walked around his restaurant passing out disinfectant wipes to his customers so they could clean their phones, he told The Two River Times last Thursday. However, Goldstein said he feels “really sorry for the independent guys that have to close at 8, the restaurants,” he added. “It’s going to be really tough, especially in Red Bank where a lot of people rely on restaurants.” While there are precautions we as individuals can take to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading, people on social media are also suggesting purchasing gift cards from local businesses during this time of need. The businesses will be able to use the money right away and the customers can redeem the cards for purchases at a later date. Synergy Hot Yoga,Fair Haven The article originally appeared in the March 19-25, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

AG tells Private Sector to stop playing politics

first_imgAttorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams has dismissed the overwhelming concerns expressed by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) in relation to the “heavily flawed” State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) Bill.Attorney General Basil WilliamsWilliams maintained that the Bill is in accordance with the provisions outlined by the International Convention against Corruption and that there is no need for the document to be re-examined as petitioned by the Private Sector organisation.“The provisions were not pulled out from somebody’s back pocket. The last regime had signed on to the convention against corruption and never implemented them… So all provisions in the SARA Bill are taken out of the convention against corruption,” he told journalists at a press conference on Wednesday morning.He also explained that consultations on the SARA Bill were extensive and indicated that Government is not to be held responsible if the Private Sector representatives failed to participate in the forum.“The PSC was specifically invited. The Private Sector must stop playing politics. We are using taxpayers’ money to hold these consultations. When we don’t hold consultations, they made a lot of noise. Now we are holding consultations and they are not going, they not attending… The PSC, they must stop disrespecting the Guyanese public,” Williams insisted.Furthermore, the AG posited that the Government is not obligated to observe the inputs by those who participated in the consultations.“We take all considerations on board (but) there is nothing to say because a submission was made by party A that we are bound to include that in the Bill,” he affirmed.In a stern warning release last week, the local Private Sector umbrella body urged Government to re-examine the Bill, saying that it provides for harassment and political victimisation in its current form.The PSC said the Bill is not a good signal to investors who will require access to State resources such as land, licences, access rights, etc, as the Bill provides opportunities for legitimate investors to be harassed and politically victimised.According to the PSC, the Bill is also inconsistent with many of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of Guyana.“The Bill has been drafted from the perspective that the Government of Guyana does not know what it owns or what the State has lost over the years and as such, it provides all encompassing investigative and surveillance powers to the Director and staff of the Agency to snoop around into private accounts and financial records of citizens to determine what assets of the State were lost and need to be recovered,” the body stated.Furthermore, the PSC raised concerns about the magnitude of powers provided to the Director of SARA, who is currently Dr Clive Thomas.“(It) will blur the lines of separation of functions of the Executive and the Judiciary,” the PSC said.The PSC also believes that the SARA Bill is premature and redundant since many of the intelligence gathering mechanisms have already been enacted in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism legislation and included in the mandate of the Integrity Commission; both of which have not been fully functional to date.RetroactiveThe concerns expressed by the Private Sector body echoes that of many other civil society bodies, as well as the parliamentary Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall was among those to question the provisions of the Bill since in its current construct, it “creates an environment that encourages the violation of individuals’ constitutional rights and undermines the rule of law since it confers powers 10 times greater than those of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on a sole individual – the Director of the Agency”.Responding to these concerns, Minister Williams presumed that the Opposition is fearful for the SARA Bill to come into operation since it will expose the corruption that prevailed under their rule.“We have news for them. This Government intends to root out corruption. They should be afraid, perhaps it might be a good reason for them to stay out of public office because this practice of extracting private wealth from State assets which was practiced by the last regime must be addressed,” he stated.But Nandlall had previously pointed out that the SARA Bill, if passed and accented by President David Granger, cannot be used to target former Government Ministers since the law cannot be retroactive. SARA Bill consultations …says PSC had its chance to contribute, dismisses concernslast_img read more

Chelsea boss linked with move for another Spanish striker

first_imgRafael Benitez wants to sign Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.The Spain international, previously linked with Tottenham, would reportedly cost in the region of £15m.Meanwhile, Benitez is in line to land the Chelsea manager’s job on a permanent basis, according to The Sun.It is claimed that Stamford Bridge sources say club owner Roman Abramovich has been impressed with the interim boss and wants him to stay beyond the end of the season.The Independent say Chelsea are considering a move for Everton and England left-back Leighton Baines and have not given up hope of signing Radamel Falcao.But a number of other papers, including the Daily Telegraph, suggest Falcao is planning to stay at Atletico Madrid.And the Daily Mirror say Barcelona striker David Villa is keen to join Chelsea.QPR boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign five players in January, according to the Daily Express.Fulham defender Brede Hangeland is among those Redknapp has been linked with ahead of the transfer window opening.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘Mud schools’ to be replaced in E Cape

first_img1 October 2012Two of the “mud schools” earmarked for replacement as part of the Basic Education Department’s Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Development Initiative (Asidi) will be handed over in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province by President Jacob Zuma this week.Accompanied by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Zuma will hand over Mphathiswa Senior Primary School in Libode on Tuesday and Dakhile Junior Secondary School in Lusikisiki on Wednesday.The schools are part of the first batch of 49 “mud schools” identified and planned for replacement in 2012 through a service delivery agreement with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).A total of 12 450 learners in the districts of Libode, Lusikisiki and Mthatha are expected to benefit from the initiative, which aims to eradicate inappropriate schools, as well as refurbish dilapidated and ill-equipped schools.Inappropriate schools lack water, electricity and sanitation and are usually referred to as mud schools.The Asidi National Outputs plan 2011-2014 will see the eradication and replacement of 496 mud schools, provision of water and sanitation to 1 257 schools and electricity to 878 schools.Education spokesperson, Panyaza Lesufi, said that a total of R8.2-billion had been budgeted for Asidi for the period 2011-2014, with R700-million allocated for 2011/12, R2.3-billion for 2012/13, and R5.2-billion for 2013/14.“R420-million (60%) of the R700-million budget allocated for 2011/12 has been set aside to eradicate all mud schools in the Eastern Cape and the remaining R280- million (40%) to fund basic services necessary in schools,” Lesufi said.Of the 16 contractors appointed to construct the 49 schools, 69% are based in the Eastern Cape.“The project has created 2 829 temporary employment opportunities with the use of 109 small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) subcontracted for the project.”The project includes the refurbishment of 61 classrooms, 359 new classrooms, 60 Grade R classrooms and 15 temporary classes.It also includes 49 administration blocks, 49 science laboratories, 49 multimedia centres (libraries and computer labs), as well as 49 multipurpose classrooms.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Australian Sport Awards – Nominations Open

first_imgThe Confederation of Australian Sport in now seeking your nominations to highlight the outstanding achievements from our athletes, teams, coaches, volunteers, officials and other industry stakeholders throughout the 2008 calendar year.The nomination process will be the same as previous years, through our online system.  Please find below a link to the nominations website so you can enter a nomination in one or each of the categories.Please click here to enter your nominationsNEW AWARDSGOLD AWARDS*Male Athlete of the Year with a Disability*Female Athlete of the Year with a Disability(* formerly Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability)SILVER AWARDS§                     Sports Chiropractor of the YearEXISTING AWARDSGOLD AWARDS§                     Male Athlete of the Year§                     Female Athlete of the Year§                     International Team of the Year§                     National Team of the Year SILVER AWARDS§                     Young Australian Male Athlete of the Year§                     Young Australian Female Athlete of the Year§                     Young Australian Team of the Year§                     Coach of the Year§                     Executive of the Year§                     Sport Media Award§                     Official of the Year§                     Information Technology§                     Volunteer of the Year§                     Community Athlete of the Year §                     Sports Tourism Award§                     Masters Athlete of the Year§                     Masters Team of the YearNominations for the Australian Sport Awards close on Sunday 30 November 2008, if you have any questions on the process or are having difficulties accessing the nomination website and would prefer to complete a manual nomination form, please contact [email protected] or phone (08) 8202 0001.last_img read more

a month ago​Man Utd youngster Greenwood gets brand new chant

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd youngster Greenwood gets brand new chantby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United youngster Mason Greenwood has earned a new chant!The Red Devils teenager scored his first senior goal for the club against FC Astana to get his team a 1-0 win.And the crowd were sufficiently hyped for the academy product’s performance, as evidenced by the new chant.The chant goes like this: “Ma-son Greenwood’s dynamite,”He scores them with his left foot and he scores them with his right.”United fans will be hoping they can bring out the chant in the near future as Greenwood gets more chances to impress with the first team. last_img read more

Nebraska The “Most Knowledgeable” Fan Base, Per Brett McMurphy’s Coaches Poll

first_imgBrett McMurphy head shot.Twitter/@McMurphyESPNEvery fan base wants to be the loudest and most-dedicated, but they pride themselves on knowledge of the game as well. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy polled college football coaches on the subject this week, and he released his top five today. Nebraska fans were a resounding No. 1, according to the poll.My weekly @ESPN coaches poll was most knowledgeable fans. Nebraska was overwhelming choice at No. 1 pic.twitter.com/sMRinGSfqt— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 14, 2015Nebraska fans already had a reputation for being great fans, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.last_img read more