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Three magazines banned

first_img Follow the news on Myanmar News May 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further RSF_en News May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News News Help by sharing this information June 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three magazines banned “Once again, the military junta’s censorship bureau has temporarily banned private publications for ridiculous reasons. The government is making no efforts to reduce the control of information. Burma remains one of the most hostile countries to the private press,” said Robert Ménard, general secretary of Reporters Without Borders in a letter sent to colonel Tin Hlaing, Minister of the Interior of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association (BMA, an organization of exiled Burmese journalists) deplore the sanctions taken against the publications Living Color, Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar and Kyi pwar yee. The two organizations called on the minister to immediately repeal these decisions and stop censoring information.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders and the BMA, the Literary Scrutiny Board banned the publication of the magazines Living Color, Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar and Kyi pwar yee during the month of June 2002. According to the independent monthly Irrawaddy, the business magazine Living Color was sanctioned for having published an advertisement by the MK Billiard Company. This company is said to be in conflict with the military junta’s Minister of Sport for refusing to give equipment to the official billiard association. Founded in 1995, Living Color, whose managing director is the son of lieutenant general Khin Nyunt, had never been sanctioned before. In addition, the Literary Scrutiny Board banned Kyi pwar yee for using the word Yodaya (the former name for Thailand) in its latest issue. The Literary Scrutiny Board told publishers of private publications in Rangoon on 22 May 2002 that it was forbidden to publish articles or advertisements concerning Thailand. This decision followed recent military and diplomatic tension between the two countries. Finally, the magazine Mhyar Nat Maung Mingalar was banned for publishing an advertisement on the page that was reserved for SPDC propaganda. This magazine, published since 1991, publishes essentially women’s news and short stories. last_img read more

Bringing back the Belltable

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleLimerick parking free from threeNext articleMinister pledges to improve services at 5B Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Print Email Twitter Facebookcenter_img A formal (re) launch will take place early 2016HAPPY new year to the Belltable Arts Centre. This busy film, visual art, theatre and professional development venue is set to abandon the cold salutation of No. 69 O’Connell Street and function again under its historic title.Under a new service agreement with Limerick City and Arts Council, Lime Tree Theatre will continue management and programming there in 2016, trading under ‘Belltable’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a statement released this morning, Thursday  26,  we are told that the new Belltable will host a wide range of arts events that will extend and complement the programme at Lime Tree Theatre.The refurbished former Credit Union building (for years the then adjacent benevolent owner Sarsfield CU rented it for £1 annually to City Council for arts performance) will provide office space, rehearsal space, hot-desks and administration services “to emerging, mid-career and established artists who want to create, develop and make new work”.“This exciting revival of this significant venue means that it will once again be at the centre of arts development and practice in the city,” observed Sheila Deegan, Limerick Arts Officer and of #limerick2020. Linkedin Advertisement NewsCommunityBringing back the BelltableBy Rose Rushe – November 26, 2015 943 last_img read more

Smoke Danger

first_imgSince April 6, when lightning started a wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, thousands of area families have evacuated their homes to protect themselves from the fire.Flames aren’t the only the only health risk posed by large wildfires like the West Mims Fire, which has scorched more than 140,000 acres surrounding the park near the Florida-Georgia border.Dry conditions are expected in south Georgia over the next few weeks, so the West Mims Fire may be burning for some time.The smoke and fine particles sent into the air during wildfires can also cause serious problems for members of the public with lung issues, like asthma, and for healthy people alike. It’s important to think about smoky conditions when planning outdoor chores or activities.People with heart and lung diseases, older adults and children are at greater risk from exposure to ozone and particles in the air. Symptoms of inhaling air of severely poor quality include coughing, throat soreness, difficulty breathing, aggravated asthma and permanent lung damage due to prolonged exposure.For older adults, children and those who suffer from heart and lung diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), taking simple steps can reduce exposure to unhealthy air.The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is posting fire updates and daily updates on air quality at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5153.Limit outdoor activities if it is hazy or smoky outside. Get creative with your kids — play hide and seek inside or go camping in your living room.Keep your home and vehicle windows and doors closed as much as possible.When driving in your vehicle, press the recirculate button in your car to prevent the smoky air from getting inside.If you smoke cigarettes, limit smoking as much as possible. Tobacco smoke is a pollutant and greatly contributes to poor air quality.Do not rely on paper dust masks for protection. These masks do not protect your lungs from the small particles found in wildfire smoke.If you are especially sensitive to poor air quality, contact your healthcare provider for additional tips on staying healthy despite the poor air quality.Remember to follow these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension as you try to reduce your exposure to unhealthy air.Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for protecting yourself from wildfire smoke are available at www.cdc.gov/features/wildfires.(Alexis Roberts and Kristen Sumpter, Family and Consumer Sciences agents with UGA Extension, contributed to this article.)last_img read more

Small wonders

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Burleigh Waters poised to record first $2 million sale

first_imgThe world-famous Burleigh beach. Pics Adam Head 65 Wedgebill Pde, Burleigh Waters changed hands for $1.95 million. Source: realestate.com.auREAL estate agents are tipping Burleigh Waters to record its first $2 million sale.The prediction comes after a house sold for $1.95 million in September — the highest sale ever recorded in the beachside suburb. 65 Wedgebill Pde, Burleigh Waters. Source: realestate.com.auMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoHe said both owner and investors were willing to pay more money for the “safety and security” in Burleigh Waters.“Burleigh has all this plus much more,” he said.The record sale was at 65 Wedgebill Pde. The sellers bought the property for $1.25 million in 2007. 65 Wedgebill Pde, Burleigh Waters. Source: realestate.com.auREIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said Burleigh Waters was a hot spot on the Coast.“It’s really revitalised itself,” he said.“It’s just behind Burleigh Heads which has always had its world-famous beach.“People want to live in Burleigh and will pay a premium to live there.”The latest CoreLogic data reveals the median house price in Burleigh Waters is $750,500.It’s up a massive 30 per cent over the three years to July, 2017. 65 Wedgebill Pde, Burleigh Waters. Source: realestate.com.auConal Martin and Tamika Carmichael of Kingfisher Realty Burleigh Heads were behind the sale and said the property market in Burleigh Waters was continuing to gain momentum.“In December, 2016 I could feel the momentum shifting and we would be close to $2 million coming into March/April 2017,” Mr Martin said.“I have offered several off market clients up to $2.7 million on their homes from keen buyers however these offers have been declined.”last_img read more

Ash will call defensive plays; Borland moving inside

first_img[media-credit name=’Stephanie Moebius/The Badger Herald’ align=’alignright’ width=’336′]At Pro Day on Wednesday, UW head coach Bret Bielema said defensive backs coach Chris Ash will be the “voicelast_img