Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists May 5, 2021 Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” Arrested on 18 April, Yuki Kitazumi was placed in provisional detention the next day and has been held ever since in Insein prison, a jail with notoriously appalling conditions that is located in a Yangon suburb. He was previously detained briefly on 26 February, as RSF reported at the time. June 10, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Japan to take advantage of its privileged relationship with Myanmar’s military government to press for the immediate release of Yuki Kitazumi, a Yangon-based Japanese freelance reporter who has been held for the past two and a half weeks and has just been formally charged. June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific to go further “The ‘false information’ charge brought against Yuki Kitazumi is all the more disturbing for being formulated in a particularly vague manner and, as such, could be used by the junta to jail any reporter it doesn’t like,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge Japanese foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi to do everything possible to make Myanmar’s military government see reason and to obtain this journalist’s release.” Kitazumi was charged on 3 May with “false information,” according to the Japanese news agency Kyodo, quoting a Japanese embassy official in Myanmar. Although the charge mentions no specific law, he was probably charged under article 505 (A) of the penal code. Source of funding In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Help by sharing this information Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi raises his hands as he is escorted by police upon arrival at the Myaynigone police station in Sanchaung Township in Yangon, on the occasion of his first arrest on 26 February 2021 (AP file photo). RSF_en As one of Myanmar’s leading commercial partners, Japan has become – by force of circumstances – a major source of funding for the military junta that took power three months ago. News According to Myanmar’s Assistance Association For Political Prisoners (AAPP), whose figures have been independently confirmed by an RSF source, a total of 84 journalists have been arrested since the 1 February coup d’état and 50 of them were still being held yesterday. At least 29 other journalists have been placed on the junta’s wanted lists – whose existence RSF reported two weeks ago – and have gone into hiding to avoid arrest on charges brought against them. MyanmarJapanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment This article says it is a crime to “publish or circulate any statement, rumour or report” with “intent to cause or which is likely to cause any [member of the armed forces] to mutiny or otherwise disregard or fail in his duty as such.” Organisation News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Myanmar is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. June 7, 2021 Find out more MyanmarJapanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment News
NewsBreaking news#VIDEO Andy Lee honoured as one of Limerick’s finest sonsBy Staff Reporter – December 17, 2014 733 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleWin a DVD: Tommy TiernanNext articleGardai disrupt illegal medicine trade Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WBO World Middleweight Boxing Champion, Limerick’s Andy Lee has been honoured at a Civic Reception held to acknowledge his success at winning the vacant World boxing title last weekend in Las Vegas.The Limerick boxer who has now made his fame on the world boxing stage was also told that “Limerick will not be told no to hosting his mandatory defence of the world title next year”, as councillors pleaded with Lee’s trainer Adam Booth to consider hosting the title fight in Limerick.At a Civic Reception held at City Hall this Wednesday, the newly crowned world champion received a standing ovation as he was presented with a scroll honouring his achievements in boxing.During the reception at a packed City Hall, Andy was told by Mayor of Limerick City and County Kevin Sheahan, that the boxer’s “hometown would not be found wanting in hosting any title fight”.Throughout a number of addresses made by Limerick City and County councillors, Andy was described as one of “Limerick’s finest sons who claimed a world title that the people of Castleconnell, Limerick and Ireland will celebrate as another milestone moment in Irish sport.”The achievement of being the first Irish man to win a world boxing title in America since the 1930s was herald as a testimant to Andy’s “skill, ability and temperament”.Special mention, prayers and thoughts were also given to Andy’s former trainer and mentor, Emanuel Steward who invested time, energy, finance and faith in the Castleconnell southpaw.The whole experience, Andy said, would be something he “will never forget as long as I live”.Lee also had words of encourgaement to the younger generation of Limerick fighters and indeed those from his former club St Francis Boxing Club, in that “anyone can from Limerick can go on in boxing, or in any sport, to the top and become a world champion just like me”.The middleweight world champion also urged local authorities to believe in the next generation and support them financially “as Limerick could have many more world champions to come”.Despite the poor weather conditions, crowds gathered outside the steps of City Hall to hail their boxing hero and fulfill another aspect of his boyhood dream of standing before the people of Limerick, “literally on top of the world as champion”. TAGSfeatured RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Linkedin WhatsApp Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet
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Obi Mikel left west London for China in 2017, however, and he has since played for Middlesbrough and Trabzonspor. The former Chelsea man is now a free agent having been released from the Turkish club in March. The Nigeria international is a tough-tackling defensive midfielder, but he is clearly not the player he once was. And signing the 33-year-old would be a really strange move from West Ham. Especially considering the fact that David Moyes has repeatedly claimed that he wants to bring young and hungry players to the London Stadium. read also:Former Nigeria skipper Mikel attracting West Brom interest His availability on a free transfer has obviously aroused the Hammers’ interest. The Nigerian should absolutely not be on West Ham’s radar, however. He isn’t young enough or dynamic enough to make a difference for the east London outfit in the Premier League anymore. But it really wouldn’t be surprising to see Obi Mikel rock up at the London Stadium this summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearAlbino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate BeautyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Loading… West Ham have joined West Brom in the race to secure the services of former Super Eagles skipper, John Obi Mikel. Mikel According to reports, West Ham boss David Moyes is already in touch with Mikel, after his contract was terminated with Trabzonspor earlier this season. West Brom had also signified their intention to sign the former Chelsea midfielder. Moyes will certainly be looking to bolster his central midfield ranks at the London Stadium. But it is highly debatable as to whether John Obi Mikel is the kind of player the Hammers should be targeting. The 33-year-old made his name in the Premier League with Chelsea, after moving to Stamford Bridge from Lyn Oslo in the summer of 2016. He went on to win two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and a Champions League with the Blues.Advertisement
Poll FindingsThe poll also revealed:91% of respondents indicated that they believed health care professionals to be trustworthy.Over three quarters (79%) of respondents described SCD as “more important” or “just as important” as other health conditions.Most respondents (76%) had positive or neutral attitudes toward SCD clinical trials and a majority indicated a willingness to participate in future clinical trials for SCD, given appropriate knowledge and recommendations from health care professionals.Historically, clinical trial recruitment obstacles have been a barrier in SCD research. In a review of 174 SCD trials, difficulty enrolling patients was the stated cause in nearly half of the trials that terminated early. The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. Also, when they travel through small blood vessels, they get stuck and clog the blood flow. This can cause pain and other serious problems such infection, acute chest syndrome and stroke. Find Out MoreTo find out more about SCD, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/index.html SCD is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round, and they move through small blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. In SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle.” People with SCD can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do. A recent poll designed to deepen understanding and gauge perceptions around sickle cell disease (SCD) among African Americans was conducted recently by Pfizer Inc., the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and scholars from Howard University. This new poll revealed that while the majority of respondents were familiar with SCD and understood the disease in general, only one-third (36%) was aware that it disproportionately affects people of African descent. “These poll findings will give our readers an in-depth understanding of how sickle cell disease is perceived by African Americans,” said Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President of NNPA, a trade association of 211 African American-owned community newspapers from around the US. “With this knowledge from the dedicated research team at Howard University, and through our collaboration with Pfizer, we can spur meaningful conversation and assess the best ways to improve disease education for those impacted in our communities.” About Sickle Cell DiseaseSickle Cell Disease is a genetic condition that is present at birth. It is inherited when a child receives two sickle cell genes—one from each parent. This new revelation now demonstrates that among African Americans, there is a critical need for education and awareness. About the PollThe National Poll of African Americans on Sickle Cell Disease Awareness questionnaire was conducted via a telephone interviewing system by the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Team on behalf of Pfizer Inc. and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) between June 15, 2017 and July 15, 2017. A total of 741 surveys were completed, drawing from 31,934 telephone calls made that resulted in polling answers from 741 individuals aged 20–70 living across the US, who identified as being of African American ethnicity. Poll respondents were selected from individuals who had agreed to participate in the survey through the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Team. Results are weighted to the African American population projected by the Census in the American Community Survey. The poll was conducted using a nationally representative survey of the African American population to accurately measure the knowledge, perceptions, and behavior of the community with regard to sickle cell disease. The majority of respondents, (79%), understood the importance of disease education and expressed the need for additional current information, specifically regarding pain relief, clinical trials, and progress toward better treatment or a cure. “We are encouraged by the poll results as they have allowed us to gain a better understanding of the perceptions of SCD among African Americans. These insights will not only help us determine how to further enhance disease education and awareness, but will also help us educate SCD patients and their families about the importance of clinical trials in bringing novel treatment options to market for those in need,” said Dr. Kevin W. Williams, Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Rare Disease. Important Facts about the Sickle-Cell DiseaseThe most important facts regarding SCD are:Sickle cell disease is a lifelong and debilitating disorder that affects red blood cells.It is the most common inherited blood disorder in the US.Most people living with sickle cell disease are of African descent.SCD occurs in one out of every 365 African American births.