News June 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press freedom activist Liu Xiaobo manhandled by Beijing police RSF_en Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News to go further News Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the way police officers manhandled, detained and threatened writer and press freedom activist Liu Xiaobo this evening as he was leaving his Beijing home with his wife, Liu Xia, to go and have dinner at someone else’s home. The police grabbed him by the head, neck and arm, led him away and held him for several hours. They finally escorted him back to his home and told him he could not go out.The press freedom organisation stresses its support for Liu, who in 2004 was awarded the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France prize for defending freedom.“The behaviour of these police officers on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre shows that, 19 years later, the authorities continue to crack down on those who campaign peacefully for the rehabilitation of the victims of the events of 4 June 1989,” Reporters Without Borders said.Liu is a leading human rights figure. His writings include an essay condemning the frequent use of subversion charges – which are brought against many cyber-dissidents – as a “legal aberration.”Liu spent two years in prison after publicly defending the June 1989 pro-democracy movement. He was sentenced to another three years of reeducation through work in 1996 for questioning the Communist Party’s monopoly of party political activity. Help by sharing this information News China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more
Limerick on Covid watch list 06/05/2018pictured at the 9th Annual Bon Secours HospitalGreat Limerick RunPic: Don Moloney TAGSCommunityhealthNews Announcing the decision, Event Director John Cleary said that the decision was taken following consultation with the health authorities and is fully supported by all partners involved, from sponsors to regional stakeholders.“We did not take this decision lightly but have no doubt that it is the appropriate thing to do. Public health must come first. The health of the 14,000 participants and the thousands of others who come to Limerick over the May Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy these great events on the Saturday and Sunday is our primary concern in making this decision.“We now fix our thoughts on October 3rd and 4th next when we will be at the starting line for the 2020 Regeneron Great Limerick Run and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Run for Fun. The sense of anticipation and excitement from participants for the event will be heightened by the wait. We look forward to its success and a significant final quarter economic boost for Limerick,” he said.Niall O’Leary, Vice President and Site Head Regeneron Raheen, said “The decision to reschedule the event is fully supported by Regeneron. The safety of all spectators and participants is of the utmost importance to us. As the proud sponsor of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run, we want all involved to have the best and most memorable race experience. We look forward to hosting a great event in Limerick this October.” NewsCommunityRegeneron Great Limerick Run and Bon Secours Hospital Run for Fun rescheduledBy Cian Reinhardt – March 12, 2020 252 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Said Jason Kenny, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Manager: “As a major healthcare provider in Ireland, we fully support the decision to reschedule this event. Public health is the single biggest priority now and must outweigh all other considerations. We have no doubt that the Fun Run and wider weekend will have a hugely positive impact for the region on the first weekend in October.” Facebook Print The organisers of the Regeneron Great Limerick Run and the Bon Secours Hospital Limerick Run for Fun announced today that the May Bank Holiday weekend event has been rescheduled to the first weekend in October in the interest of public health. Previous articleBREAKING: Schools are closing due to Covid-19Next articleCheltenham Day 2 belongs to JP McManus with Four victories Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year
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Senior wideout Jared Abbrederis has exploited opponents all season to the tune of three touchdowns and 184 yards. photo: Jen SmallThe last week has been pretty hot in Madison, but for the Wisconsin football team things are about to get much hotter.No. 20 UW (2-0) heads to Arizona this weekend for a battle with Arizona State (1-0) Saturday night, where temperatures are projected to be around 95 degrees when the game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in Tempe.As a result, head coach Gary Andersen elected to take the team west a day early — flying to Arizona on Thursday instead of Friday — so they have more time to acclimate to the desert-like surroundings.“That is a little bit of the thought process to get there on Thursday afternoon and practice because we will practice there Thursday afternoon,” Andersen said at his Monday press conference. “We don’t play with the sun shining, but we do play in the heat. So we’ll get used to that a little bit.“Regardless of how all that boils down, that doesn’t matter that we’re flying across the country. It doesn’t matter that we’re going two time zones. It doesn’t matter that it might be really hot. That’s part of traveling.”Echoing the remarks of their coach, team members say the heat doesn’t seem to have gotten into their heads either.“It’s all mental if you ask me,” redshirt sophomore running back Melvin Gordon said. “It’s just one part of the game, so we have to go in there knowing that the weather won’t beat you and we’ll be alright.”Saturday’s game will also mark the first time this season that Wisconsin will enter the game as the underdog, with many choosing Arizona State as 5.5-point favorites to win.For many of the new players on the roster, 75,000 fans screaming for a team other than Wisconsin — combined with the most talented team they have faced — will likely be an eye-opening experience.“We just told [the new guys] road games get pretty loud,” Gordon said. “You’ve got to be really focused. That’s the big thing. Other than that you just play football — that’s it — and that doesn’t change when you’re on the road.”On the field, the first couple of weeks for both teams have been eerily similar.Neither team has allowed a single point so far this season. Wisconsin shut out its first two opponents each of the last two weeks, while ASU shut out FCS opponent Sacramento State 55-0 last Thursday in its season opener.A big factor in ASU’s success against Sacramento State rests on the shoulders of junior quarterback Taylor Kelly. Kelly finished the game with video game-like numbers, including throwing for 300 yards and five touchdowns on 23-for-31 passing.A more unfortunate similarity, however, can be seen in both teams’ struggle with the kicking game early on this fall.In response to a 0-for-1 field goal attempt and 6-for-7 PAT showing Sept. 7, Andersen decided to reinstate a competition for the job heading into Saturday’s game.“It hasn’t gone the way we want it to be,” Andersen said. “So I’m going to look at myself and try to fix it and put them in positions to be successful and try to create a game-like environment because it’s not practice that’s the issue.”While Wisconsin went back to the drawing board this week, creating a competition between redshirt junior Kyle French and sophomore Jack Russell, ASU will have its own uncertainties should the offense be stalled in field goal territory.Last week against Sacramento State, freshman kicker Zane Gonzalez made only two of four field goals, which comes a year after a kicking platoon finished the season a combined 15-for-24 in 2012.Many Badger fans will remember that in Wisconsin’s last matchup with Arizona State, special teams played a critical role in UW’s slim 20-19 victory at Camp Randall.After Arizona State scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring the game within one, former ASU kicker Thomas Weber had the extra-point kick blocked, gifting UW a victory in front of its home fans.On offense for the Badgers, things don’t look any easier.In ASU’s lone game in 2013, they have given up an average of 1.6 yards per rush and only 5 yards per pass.For senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis and company, numbers can only tell you so much. Instead Abbrederis said they just want to get out there and finally get their chance to prove themselves.“If we go out there and just be successful and play as a team, I think we will do well,” Abbrederis said.“We’re excited to go out there and just play football. They are going to be a good team.”
Eichel completed his hat trick midway through the final period, this time unleashing from the left wing and finding the net behind Anderson’s right arm. Then came the impressive cherry on top: an empty netter from the red line that went bar down.The four goals on Saturday — a career-high single-game performance — gave Eichel his first multi-goal game since Oct. 22 and his first contest with three or more goals since Dec. 15, 2017. The North Chelmsford, Mass. native is now up to 12 goals and 23 points in 19 games this season. That all changed against the Ottawa Senators, as Eichel put the struggling Sabres on his back to carry them to their first win in November.2019 HHOF class: Carbonneau | Zubov | York | Brown | Wickenheiser | Hughson | RutherfordEichel scored all four Sabres goals on Saturday, leading Buffalo to a much-needed 4-2 victory on the road.Interestingly, all four markers came from wrist shots that snuck in underneath the crossbar. His first came less than 90 seconds into the second period as he wired a laser that zoomed over Senators goalie Craig Anderson’s left shoulder to open the scoring. His second was a near carbon copy, except the starting point was the slot rather than the right faceoff circle. Sometimes it’s easy to forget about Jack Eichel.The 23-year-old stars for the Buffalo Sabres, who started strong but have been struggling of late. As the story goes, both Eichel and the Sabres have been mired in an extended slump; the player has been limited to a single goal (two points) over five games headed into Saturday while his team had won just twice in the previous 10 contests.