New Bill Could prevent Arab based satellite providers from broadcasting

first_imgNews United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States Read RSF’s statement at the conference RSF_en Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information Read the HR 2278 News March 22, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New Bill Could prevent Arab based satellite providers from broadcasting News to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned with H.R 2278, passed by the House of Representatives on December 8th, 2009. The press freedom organization voiced its concerns about the new piece of legislation in a press conference in Washington DC on March 22nd, 2010.Under the new bill, satellite providers that knowingly and willingly contract with entities identified as “global terrorist” would themselves be designated as “global terrorists”. The bill would also consider implementing punitive measures against satellite providers that transmit al-Aqsa TV, al-Manar TV, al-Rafidayn TV, or any other terrorist owned and operated station. “The text is too vague to be considered seriously by the U.S Senate”, the organization said. “Countries already frequently pressure satellite providers to take channels off the air for political reasons. As it stands, the bill would be a threat to freedom of expression. We believe it’s language needs to be reworked and better defined. The H.R 2278 contradicts American support for media freedom and could not be implemented in the Middle East as crafted today without causing great damage”.The H.R 2278 is based on “anti-American incitement to violence” but the definition of anti-American incitement is impossibly broad. According to the resolution, “the term ‘anti-American incitement to violence’ means the act of persuading, encouraging, instigating, advocating, pressuring, or threatening so as to cause another to commit a violent act against any person, agent, instrumentality, or official of, is affiliated with, or is serving as a representative of the United States.On March 18th, 2010, the US Treasury froze the assets of Gaza-based Islamic National Bank and Al-Aqsa Television, saying they were “controlled” by Hamas which Washington has classified as a terrorist group.“The decision shows that the basis of H.R 2278 has to be reconsidered. The US can already sanctions channels defined as ‘terrorist’ by the Pentagon. Reporters Without Borders urges Congress to reconsider the text an its real motives”, added the press freedom organization. United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more Related documents HR 2278PDF – 51.81 KBRWB on HR 2278MSWORD – 190.5 KB News Organisation last_img read more

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Ahoy! Lesli Margherita & More Start Performances in Dames at Sea

first_img Lesli Margherita Star Files Related Shows Dames at Sea Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Comments All hands are now on deck! Legendary Broadway.com vlogger Lesli Margherita, John Bolton, Mara Davi, Danny Gardner, Eloise Kropp and Cary Tedder will climb aboard the Great White Way premiere of Dames at Sea on September 24. Opening night is scheduled for October 22 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.Dames at Sea tells the story of Ruby, who steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show. But hours before the opening night curtain is set to rise, the cast learns that their theater is being demolished. With the help of some adoring sailors, Ruby and the cast set a plan in motion to perform the show in a naval battleship.Randy Skinner will direct the musical, which features a book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller and music by Jim Wise.last_img read more

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first_img:10 At the time of this writing I come to you from the 25th seat on the driver’s side, upper deck of the best ride in the world… The Mega Bus! I don’t know how they can move you from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh for $50, but they do and they do it well. (Now I gotta tell ya this information may not get in the paper cause Mr. Broadus and Mr. Gaines don’t play that free advertisement stuff, but here it goes.):09 Tiger, PLEASE… ­Either win a tournament or shut up and go back to your alternative lifestyle. I can’t get your back much longer.:08 Speaking of the Mega-Bus, and I was, no sooner than I get in line do I walk right up on Jeff Moye…excuse me…Mr. Jefferey Moye, atorney-at-law, an old Connie Hawkins League baller from back in the day, and a good one. Jeff you’re now in the locker room.:07 I know you haven’t done it yet, so I’ll keep reminding you until you do. Call Pitt University Athletic Department and tell them to retire Sam Clancy’s uniform. You don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to but keep the pressure on. After all, he’s only the 2nd or 3rd greatest basketball player in Pitt’s history depending on who you ask. And while you’re at it, can someone please tell me why Jennifer Bruce doesn’t have her uniform retired? She out-scored every man in the university’s history…I’m just saying!! And what about Larry Harris and Clyde Vaughn? I am just saying again!:06 Early prediction! The Steelers 24, the Broncos 14. We don’t care about “no stinkin” Peyton Manning! Reality check… Denver 31 Pgh 19. My bad, Mr. Payton!:05 Funny how we keep making jokes about the West Virginia University football team and all they seem to do every year is win. Hey Pitt and Penn State, it ain’t so funny huh?:04 Oh yeah, for you parents out there who want to stand around and complain about how bad the coach treats his little league football team, here’s some advice…Just-Shut-up! Or do something. Make these little league coaches do the right thing for your kids—no cussin’, hold down the screaming, Coaches pull “your” pants up and most importantly, teach them something other than football. They’re only 10 years old…c’mon man!:03 I don’t know who I want to be. Lord knows Denzel, Will Smith, A young Ali, hell, Michael Jordon would be great, but I can tell you who I don’t want to be…Sam Ficken, the kicker for Penn State. He missed four field goals inside the 40-yard mark and an extra point. Get out of town, man! The Lions fall to Virginia by one.:02 If I were allowed to say stuff like this I would say this. Here’s to the new leadership coming to lead the Pittsburgh NAACP into battle. And make no mistake about it, there is a war going on, just ask Jordan Miles! Connie Parker for president of the Pittsburgh NAACP, and if I’m going to fight this enemy, I am taking attorney Milton Raiford with me. Nuff said! Hey can I say this stuff or not? Don’t forget you have to be a member to vote.:01 Hey…Ah…um…Pittsburgh…this here is “Mudbone talking to all you old school cats that didn’t get to be old being no fool. You need to call me and get Eddie Jefferies’ number so you can call him! Ya know the boy had a little problem.. a little set back ya see. But listen, the boys all right now. He don’t look funny or twisted in the face or nottin’ like that…no funnier than he always looked…and that little hitch he got in his get-along…well back in the day that was called “The Duquesne/Braddock Mack” other than that, he all right, mind sharp as a tack. I am telling ya he’ll take your digit number on the street hustle play and the boy don’t need paper nor pencil! Now shut-up and call me for his number Mmmmaaaannn! (And you know you have to qualify… you know who you are…yes you do… yes you do!) Bill Neal 412-628-4856.:00 At the Buzzer, the last great car cruise is coming I promise. Just hold on and…Take it to the bank!last_img read more

Multi-cuisine at Games Village

first_imgAthletes and delegates from all over the world will descend on the Capital for the Commonwealth Games, but they will be made to feel at home going by the variety of cuisine available at the Games Village.The dining room at the Games Village.Master chefs from India and overseas will provide delicacies for the residents and there is something to suit every palate.The dining area is divided into various sections on geographical lines. Hence, one has a ‘Western Flavour,’ ‘Asian Flavour’, ‘Indian Flavour’, ‘Vegetarian Flavour’, ‘African Flavour’ etc.Also, there is a separate section for salads, Italian pastas and pizzas, fruits and snacks as well as liquid refreshments.”We have divided the cuisine on geographical basis into six sections-Caribbean, American, Asian, Indian, continental and Oceania,” Ajay Grover, consultant for catering in the Organising Committee said.So, one encounters typical north Indian delicacies such as chhole-bhathure alongside chowmein. A little distance away, one finds African grilled fish and fried chicken next to Italian pasta.”We have been working on this for the past one year,” Grover said, adding that the menu does not include beef.”It is one of the largest dining areas in the world and we can serve nearly 2,300 people at one go. The facility is open 24 hours a day and we can serve up to 40,000 people in a day.” There are as many as 2,500 personnel operating the kitchen and the dining area at the Village, with 250 of them being chefs.”About 14-15 of the staff is from overseas with about seven or eight foreign chefs,” Grover said.advertisementThe catering contract was awarded to Australian firm Delaware North Company, which also worked at the 2006 Melbourne Games.With the nutrition and safety aspect of food being vital, samples are regularly tested in laboratories and there are nutritionists at hand to ensure that the athletes take in the right kind of food.The raw material for the food also comes from all over the world.”Certain fruits which are not available in India at this time of the year will be brought from as far as Africa. Lamb will be sourced from New Zealand,” Walter, a supervisor, said.”A total of 120 dishes will be served in a day within a six-day cycle,” he said.The number of people served will be steadily increased.”We started with food for 50 and by the time the athletes start arriving, we will be up to our optimum capacity,” Rick Aylett, director at Delaware, saidlast_img read more

Dignitaries Celebrate UAV Flight Milestone at Grand Sky

first_imgAir Force Secretary Heather Wilson, industry leaders and elected officials celebrated the launch of beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight operations for large unmanned aerial systems (UAS) on Monday at Grand Sky, a UAS-focused research and development park at Grand Forks AFB, N.D. “Flying large UAS beyond visual line of sight in the national airspace will allow the unmanned aircraft industry to demonstrate its true potential for contributing to commercial aviation operations,” said Thomas Swoyer Jr., president of Grand Sky Development Co., according to a news release. “It reduces the cost for operators to test and prove systems and provides the opportunity for real-world demonstrations of how unmanned and manned aircraft can share the skies safely and efficiently.”Grand Sky recently became the first U.S. location to receive regulatory permission to host commercial BVLOS test flights for large unmanned aircraft following a 36-month process led by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. Initial BVLOS flights at Grand Sky will be limited to large UAS flying within 30 nautical miles of Grand Sky and will be subject to several additional FAA restrictions until the safety of the flights is demonstrated. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more