Help by sharing this information to go further SpainEurope – Central Asia News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation SpainEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Spain December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive October 21, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 ETA renews threats against journalists RSF_en News News April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed its serious concern after ETA issued a series of new threats against journalists. It called on Spanish authorities to protect them.Editor of the daily El Mundo, Pedro J. Ramírez, said on 18 October 2004 that a journalist on his paper had received threats from the Basque separatist group.Basque television and radio Euskal Irratia Telebista (EITB) let it be known on 15 October that several of its staff had received threatening letters from ETA.The worldwide press freedom organisation expressed its concern in a letter to interior minister José Antonio Alonso. “ETA has resumed its terror campaign against media who do not cover international politics or the situation in the Basque country to their liking. We urge the Spanish authorities once again to put in place all the necessary measures to protect journalists and allow them to work normally,” it said.The editorial of El Mundo said an unnamed journalist working in the Basque Country received a letter from ETA in the week of 15 October telling him that his name had been entered in the separatist group’s internal bulletin. ETA said in the letter that the journalist’s work was “not good” and accused him of being a “police officer” and an “informer”.”You use the word terrorist to refer to ETA and its members. You encourage police operations and you are in favour of a police solution to the conflict,” said the letter. You express your joy when ETA members are tortured or kidnapped. You stir up people against the Basque National Liberation Movement (MLNV).”Reporters Without Borders pointed out that Spain is the only country in the European Union in which journalists, when targeted by ETA, have to move around permanently with bodyguards. Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU
We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in! OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 10 out of 10 sets of the good china. LOOK OUT FOR… 1:54. News flash—in order to keep a man truly happy, a woman must be a princess in the parlor, a magician in the kitchen and a temptress in the bedroom…and then start rearranging the order. (Huh?!) WHY WE LOVE IT This musical ode to relationships has it all: Sexual innuendos that make no sense, archaic ideas of what a woman should do to make a man happy, and of course, Jerry Orbach. The 1976 salute to Company on Mitzi: A Tribute to the American Housewife features a star-studded cast (yes, that’s Ted Knight from The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and some seriously weird ‘70s fashion. We’re still not sure which is worse—Jerry Orbach’s pointy orange collar or the party guest with the red evening gown and giant glasses. View Comments MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT
Siemens wins turbine contract for 325MW wind farm in Texas FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.biz:Siemens Gamesa has won turbine orders for two wind projects in Texas with a total installed capacity of 325MW.The projects, being developed by an undisclosed client, comprise the supply of 65 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines and a multi-year service agreement. Deliveries will begin in the summer of 2021 with both sites expected to be commissioned by end of that year.The win takes Siemens Gamesa’s total installed capacity close to 6GW in Texas.Siemens Gamesa onshore North America CEO Shannon Sturgil said: “An order of this size evidences the strong suitability and success of the SG 5.0-145 for the US market. We are proud to contribute enough low cost, clean energy for nearly 100,000 average US households to Texas, a leading state in wind energy.”The SG 5.0-145 wind features a control system with “enhanced blade aerodynamics to optimise power generation”. It has a flexible power rating that ranges between a 4.0 and 5.0, to provide a “tailored solution that fits specific site conditions”.Siemens Gamesa has supplied 22GW in the US, across 34 states, providing enough energy for over 6.5 million average US homes.More: Siemens Gamesa scores 325MW Texas order
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Marty Greenstein and his wife Dianna opened their first restaurant, the Hungry Haven, inside long-gone Baron’s Department Store in Smithtown, but in 1980 the couple got out of the restaurant business and continued doing catering and special events under the name Uncle Marty’s. As their clientele grew more corporate, the Greensteins renamed their business Event Pros Group and expanded to a larger building in Ronkonkoma a decade later. Today, Event Pros Group handles a select list of event clients, while Mr. Greenstein concentrates on public speaking, sales training, and his book published in 2015, How to Sell the Brooklyn Bridge… And Other Stuff. He continues to perform as a strolling magician, using tricks he learned watching the magicians he hired work the crowds. We caught up with “Uncle Marty” at Watermill Caterers in Smithtown.Long Island Press: Were your parents role models as entrepreneurs?Marty Greenstein: My father was named Aaron. Everybody called him Archie. He was born in a small village in Russia. Never knew his father. Left school after third grade. My dad was a tough guy. He worked for years as a salesman for the Restful Mattress Company. He’d go to customers’ homes who called him to have their old mattresses fixed. My dad would take a knife and slice their mattresses open. He’d show they didn’t have the original horsehair stuffing. Then they’d have to hire him to repair it. They loved him anyway. He was a bit of a bandit.LIP: Did your mother work as a homemaker or in business?MG: My mother’s name was Phyllis. She was a hard worker too. She was always working at her mother’s corset shop in East Flatbush near where we lived. In later years, she worked at the restaurant my father eventually opened in Borough Park.LIP: How did your career begin?MG: I didn’t finish school. After working at my dad’s restaurant, I bought a taxi medallion and drove a cab in the city. WPIX used to call me when they did stories about cab drivers. Then a guy who cast commercials hailed my cab. After that I got work doing movies and commercials. I still get calls. About four years ago I was the Aleve Santa Claus.LIP: How did the catering and eventing get started?MG: Customers’ kids used to call me Uncle Marty. One day a little girl asked .me, “Uncle Marty, can I have my birthday party in your restaurant?” What do you think I said, No? I said, “Of course, sweetheart. What day is your birthday?” I asked Dianna how to create a kid’s birthday party. Then an adult asked me if I’d cater his company’s picnic. I said, “Of course.” I had never been to a corporate picnic myself. So I learned.LIP: How did your business grow?MG: In the early ’80s I started creating events around team-building. It offered a solid business reason to get out of the office. We needed tons of costumes for the exercises. At one point we had over 800 costumes.LIP: Are all your events successful?MG: Yes, of course. Well, maybe one in a million isn’t. Do you know I keep a mouse in my pocket for magic? We were working a wedding, I took out the mouse and said very quietly, “Eek.” Maybe not so quietly. The mother of the bride sees it and starts screaming at us to leave. So we left. Another time we filled a 6,500-foot tunnel in Grand Central Station with several thousand balloons. Later everyone started popping them – Pop! Pop Pop! The cops ran in thinking someone had a machine gun. God forbid.LIP: Do you have an eventing philosophy?MG: I do. I believe eventing is all about passion. It can be stressful, but I believe in letting the stress become a springboard for success. I grew up watching my parents work hard but not letting themselves grow. So I say: Never stagnate. Let your imagination lift you to where you can see far into the distance. Rather than letting your restrictions hold you back, let what you see guide you.
Advertisement Comment Arsenal hero Paul Merson has suggested Jack Grealish will leave Aston Villa (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson says Jack Grealish will ‘100 per cent’ have to leave Aston Villa if the club get relegated from the Premier League.Manchester United have identified Grealish as one of their top targets ahead of the summer transfer window and are preparing a £70million move to bring the Villa captain to Old Trafford.Grealish helped his boyhood club secure promotion from the Championship last season and has impressed in the Premier League this term despite Villa’s struggles.Dean Smith’s side were 19th in the table and two points from safety with a game in hand when the 2019-20 season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked whether Grealish would be forced to leave Aston Villa if the club drop back into the Championship, Merson told Sky Sports: ‘100 per cent.‘If Villa go down, I think Grealish will be sold. He’s a Villa through and through, he loves the club.‘But he will have to move on if he wants to better himself, there’s no doubt about that. Arsenal legend Paul Merson sends message to Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish United are plotting a £70m move for the Aston Villa captain (Picture: Getty)‘It’s hard to say that because Villa is a great club but he needs to be playing in the Premier League. He would have to leave.’Merson also said Grealish had a better chance of forcing his way into the England squad for Euro 2020 in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.‘I think it probably helps Jack Grealish in that sense,’ the Arsenal legend added.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He probably wasn’t getting in the squad [if the tournament happened this summer] but with one more good season he could.‘I’m afraid to say as an ex-Villa man that he’ll probably move on.‘But football is a funny game. Young players who were flying before this all happened could suddenly lose form.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Dimitar Berbatov reveals Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson’s biggest attributeMORE: Gary Neville backs Paul Pogba as Manchester United star most likely to win Ballon d’Or Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 May 2020 5:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link503Shares
It is through reading that onesharpens his mind and acquires knowledge, he added. “While I was still a student like you,I would frequently read,” Denosta said. The Read-Aloud Session, held at theSangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Session Hall, was led by SP member ErrolSantillan. The activity, spearheaded by theprovincial library, which is under the office of SP Secretary Gabin, aims toencourage students to read books instead of spending much time on computers. Meanwhile, Vice Gov. Edgar Denostaencouraged students to make reading a habit. SAN JOSE, Antique – This provincejoined the globe in observing the World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday with 50Grade 6 students of the Delegate Angel Salazar Jr. Memorial School. “Aside from today’s activity, theprovincial library also goes to the barangays to promote reading through itsmobile library,” Gabin said. He added they have to use their ownvehicles to bring books to the villages that do not have access to thelibrary. Errol Santillan, Sangguniang Panlalawigan member of Antique, leads the World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 5. The activity aims to encourage students to make reading a habit. ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY/PNA “We also solicit from private donorscoloring books and other reading materials, which the children, especially inthe Day Care Centers, enjoy,” he said. The annual World Read Aloud Day, aglobal advocacy that highlights the importance of reading aloud and sharingstories, marked its 11th year. The event is celebrated in over 100 countries.(With a report from PNA/PN)
AURORA, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for some winter help.INDOT will take applications and conduct interviews Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WorkOne facility in Lawrenceburg, located at 110 Walnut Street.The transportation agency is seeking plow truck drivers and other seasonal operations personnel for snow and ice removal this winter.Successful applicants will be on call 24/7 to clear roads and maintain mobility with maximized safety for motoring public.Job candidates must have a valid CDL license, high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to lift 50 pounds. A drug test will be administered Wednesday at the Lawrenceburg WorkOne offices.State employment opportunities can be viewed here >>
Congratulations to Chris Giesting on getting to the second level of Olympic trial competition in the 400-meter dash. In the second round, Chris ran a 45.84 which placed him 11th on the 400-meter final trial list. Chris knew that making the top spot was out of his skill level in this stage of his career. He was hoping to be in the top 6 so he would make the Olympic team for the USA as a relay member.Last week Chris announced that he was going to continue running in hopes of making the team in 2020. He will then be the age at which most sprinters reach their peak. Chris will probably have to trim at least 1.5 seconds off the time he ran this year. If he can get in the 44-second range or lower, he will be in the hunt.Chris is a great representative for Batesville, Indiana. If you have a chance to help him make this dream come true, I know he will greatly appreciate your help.
View Gallery (4 Photos)IOWA CITY, Iowa – Decisions, decisions.For a head coach on the road in a tight game, the outcome isoften decided by a few nerve-wracking play calls. Do you take risks or play it conservative?Saturday in Iowa City, UW head coach Bret Bielema rolled thedice and as a result he walked off the field with his team carrying theHeartland Trophy.To earn that 31-30 victory over Iowa, Bielema trusted hisplayers to execute with pressure bearing down on them and the first of those pressure-packed, game-defining decisions came with UW down 13-10 in the third quarter.After forcing Iowa to go three-and-out on the openingpossession of the second half, UW drove down to the 2-yard line and the Badgerswere faced with a fourth-and-one. Initially, it looked as though Phillip Welchand the kicking unit was coming onto the field, as a field goal would have tied the game at 13. But Bielema held them back andstuck with John Clay and the running game.With the sold-out crowd in Kinnick Stadium on their feet,the Badgers ran left, and Clay pounded his way into the end zone for the momentumswinging score.“We as players, appreciate that, when the coaches are confident to make those risky calls,” quarterback Scott Tolzien said.Two players in particular along the UW offensive line putBielema’s mind at ease when making the decision to go for it.“I can not say enough about Gabe Carimi and John Moffitt onmy left side as a head coach to be able to go to them,” Bielema said. “Itwasn’t by chance we ran left.”But the hallmark, gutsy play call of the day came with undereight minutes left in the game. The Badgers were down six after giving up atouchdown. At his own 26-yard line on fourth down with four yards to go,Bielema saw the potential for a fake punt.He instructed his punt unit, and lineman Ryan Groy to makethe call at the line if Iowa came out with a certain look.The Hawkeyes presented the formation UW was hoping for andGroy called for the fake.“That was a deep breath,” Bielema said. “We just made thecall once I saw them put the punt return unit out there. We gave them the calland Ryan Groy, a second-string offensive guard is making that decision – a goodMiddleton kid with a good GPA – we trusted him and he went out there and madethe call. [Punter] Brad Nortman did the mechanics and took off running.”Nortman took off all right and he picked up 17 yards and acrucial first down as he sprinted down the middle of the field untouched on adesigned run.“Back there I was excited, I was nervous, I was all the abovebut I was going to do everything I could to get those yards,” Nortman said. “Mycoverage guys sold it perfectly and all I had to do is run.”“That was awesome,” said senior linebacker Blake Sorensen.“Luckily it worked, [Bielema] looks like a genius now and that was agreat call.”After Nortman’s first down run, the Badgers sill needed atouchdown to take the lead with time winding down. UW was playing withoutstarting tight end Lance Kendricks and starting wide receiver Nick Toon but theBadgers decided to utilize the shotgun formation with five receivers during thecritical drive.Bielema and the Badgers went with an empty backfield and putthe game in the hands of quarterback Scott Tolzien despite the injuries to hisplaymakers.“Scott has really showed me how well he responded toadversity,” Bielema said. “Who would have though we would be going empty asmuch as we did”?For a team that prides itself on running the football, itwas a shock to see such a drastic change in philosophy late in the game.But once again, the unconventional plan worked.Tolzien connected with three different receivers on thatgame-winning drive, including sophomore running back Montee Ball, who caught a7-yard reception on fourth and four at the Iowa 34-yard line.Another surprising decision came when Ball was asked tofinish the dramatic drive. Clay was a spectator as Ball remained in the gameand reeled off a punishing 8-yard, game-winning touchdown run to put theBadgers ahead by a point with just over a minute remaining.There were a lot of guts shown by Bielema and the BadgersSaturday. And at the end of the day there was plenty of glory to go along withit.“Whether we won this football game or not there were goingto be a couple critical decisions that had to be made,” Bielema said.“The guys justhad a tremendous amount of faith and executed.”