VenezuelaAmericas November 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayor imposes ban on four local media for criticising him News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the “news and publicity ban” which the mayor of the eastern city of Maturín, Numa Rojas, imposed on the two leading regional dailies and two radio stations on 12 November.“Denying media access to public information and punishing them financially by depriving them of advertising revenue is censorship, pure and simple,” the press freedom organisation said. “If the mayor wants to dispute what is said about him in the press, he can either bring a lawsuit or demand the right of response.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge communication and information minister Willian Lara to disown the mayor’s methods and to consider mediating between him and the media concerned.”Accusing the two newspapers – La Prensa and El Périodico de Monagas – and two radio stations – Órbita and 93.5 La Gran FM – of waging a campaign against him, Mayor Rojas announced on 12 November that they would henceforth be deprived of local government advertising and their reporters would be banned from all municipal buildings.Rojas has been at loggerheads with the local media for six months, above all because they have been covering the problems of his partner, the chairperson of the local Bolivarian House of the Woman, who has been charged with irregularities in its management. Referring to the media on 9 July, Rojas publicly said: “They are surprised that people burn newspapers and yet they are constantly causing us harm.”A member of President Hugo Chávez’s party, the Movimento Va República (MVR), Rojas has also been called to task by members of his party over his own management. The ban imposed on the four media also apply to two MVR municipal councillors. Rojas has asked one of the MVR’s national leaders to put a stop to the “media war” against him. VenezuelaAmericas August 25, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News June 15, 2020 Find out more Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Venezuela
Business News Education Pulitzer Prize Winner Daniel Walker Howe to Speak at Local College From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | 2:07 pm Pulitzer Prize Winner Daniel Walker Howe will speak on “Religion and Culture in Antebellum United States,” on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Franson Hall, 1539 East Howard St., Pasadena. It will be a free admission event.Following his lecture, Dr. Howe will hold a 20 minute discussion about his award-winning American history, “What Hath God Wrought.” Dr. Howe is professor emeritus at Oxford and UCLA and a widely sought-after lecturer. He was president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic in 2001 and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.In conjunction with this special event, the Providence Christian College history department is accepting submissions from anyone interested in presenting an academic paper on American history and religion earlier in the day as part of the inaugural Providence academic conference. Please email Dr. Ryan McIlhenny with an abstract of the paper topic at [email protected] by Providence Christian College, William Carey International University, and Frontier Mission Fellowship. For more information, visit http://providencecc.net. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News HerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News
For the first time this year, Rakeem Christmas will take the floor with likely no backup center on Wednesday — and for Syracuse, it couldn’t come at a worse time.The Orange travels to a jam-packed Petersen Events Center, where it is 1-6 all time. It will face a head coach with a 10-5 record against Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone and a Pittsburgh team seeking to avenge a game it had nearly wrapped up in the Carrier Dome on Jan. 18.For No. 1 Syracuse (23-0, 10-0 Atlantic Coast), the 25th-ranked Panthers (20-4, 8-3) may be the perfect storm to end the Orange’s undefeated season and deny it the longest winning streak in program history. “Having just one center is going to make our job much harder,” SU forward C.J. Fair said. “It puts a little more pressure on Rakeem to play honest defense.”With senior center Baye Moussa Keita unable to practice after spraining his right knee against Clemson on Sunday, the Orange will lean on 210-pound forward Jerami Grant to help man the middle of its zone in its staunchest road test of the season so far.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGrant held his own against the Tigers, but a Talib Zanna-led frontcourt presents a far bigger problem. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound center gave the Orange frontcourt fits in the first matchup as Christmas (4), Fair (3) and Grant (3) all worked through foul trouble.On Monday and Tuesday, Grant practiced with the centers. But he’ll likely need more than just extra repetitions to hold his own in the paint against the Panthers. If Keita is sidelined, that will force Grant into the middle early and often.“It’s definitely going to be tough,” Grant said, “but if I’m put in the same situation, I’ve got to do the same thing.”Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon said his team will try to force Grant into the middle by attacking Christmas early and often. In their first matchup, Zanna gave Christmas trouble using a pump-fake out of the high post to get to the basket, as well as opening up passing lanes into the low post.In addition to looking for Zanna, Dixon said the Panthers will attack the offensive glass to provide second and third scoring opportunities, as well as additional chances to draw whistles.That’s where Keita’s potential absence could hurt the Orange. “Unless you get foul trouble on their starting center, Christmas,” Dixon said on the ACC coaches’ teleconference Monday, “it really won’t change too many things.”Christmas said that he knows he needs to make a more concerted effort to avoid collecting fouls. He’s racked up at least four in five of the Orange’s last seven games.But keeping him on the court may take more of a team effort. Fair said the Orange will try to pack in its zone against Pittsburgh in hopes of taking away the entry pass to the high post.“I think if we do a good job of packing our defense in and helping Rak out, I think we can kind of save him,” Fair said.But foul trouble or not, Christmas isn’t expected to play 40 minutes. When Grant is out there, the zone may not have to tighten, but it will have to help rebound.After the Clemson game, Grant said rebounding out of the middle of the zone was the hardest part of his adjustment. He grabbed just one rebound in the second half.And considering Pitt outrebounded the Orange 35-24 last time, there’s only more reason to crash the boards.“We just know we’ve got to do more team rebounding,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “Everyone’s got to go back. Tyler (Ennis) and I have to go back and get the loose balls that are tipped out and help rebound.”Individually, Grant struggled in his first two possessions against Clemson, but worked to stay out of the low post and keep the Tigers’ big men from posting him up.“For Jerami, you’ve just got to beat him to the spot,” Christmas said. “That’s what he was doing out there (against Clemson), and he was doing a good job of it.”For Syracuse, clean play from Christmas and damage control from Grant will be key in remaining undefeated. Playing in a hectic environment against a coach with success against the zone is tough enough — but the Orange knows what’s coming. Barring a return from Keita, it’s just a matter of whether or not Syracuse can stop it. Comments Published on February 12, 2014 at 2:35 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+
All 3 are involved from 5 o’clock with Light-flyweight Brendan Irvine taking-on a Turkish fighter for a place in the quarter-finals.Olympic medallist and team captain Michael Conlan will begin his campaign against a Brazilian opponent.And middleweight Michael O’Reilly will return to the ring for his last-16 bout against Australian Daniel Lewis.