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Two journalists among 2,831 prisoners pardoned by junta

first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Myanmar Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further News Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcomed the release yesterday of journalists Thaung Tun and Than Win Hlaing before they completed their sentences. They were among a total of 2,831 detainees pardoned by the military junta. No more than about 30 political prisoners were included in the amnesty. Five journalists, including U Win Tin, are still being held in Burma.“The release of prisoners of conscience is always good news, even if the junta kept the ailing Thaung Tun and Than Win Hlaing in prison for nearly seven years just for writing articles and books it did not like,” the two organisations said. “We reiterate our appeal to the military government to free all imprisoned journalists immediately.”Aged 48, Than Win Hlaing rejoined his family today following his release from Tharrawady prison, north of Rangoon. While he was held, prison officials repeatedly refused him treatment for his diabetes and kidney problems, and his wife, Moe Moe Kyi, feared for his life in early 2006.A former journalist with the Mya Yeik Nyo Journal, Than Win Hlaing was arrested in June 2000 and sentenced to seven years in prison for referring in writing to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her father, Gen. Aung San.Thaung Tun, who is better known the pseudonym of Nyein Thit, has also reportedly returned to his family home in the central city of Mandalay following his released from prison in Moulmein, the capital of the state of Mon.Nyein Thit worked for the magazine Padaut Pwint Thit, the Rangoon city magazine and produced video reports for a privately-owned production company. Interrogated and tortured for more than three weeks following his arrest in October 1999, he was sentenced in December 1999 to eight years in prison under article 5 (j) of the emergency act on the protection of the state for compiling data about human rights violations in Burma and sending it abroad. RSF_en Receive email alerts Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News News January 4, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists among 2,831 prisoners pardoned by junta May 26, 2021 Find out more Journalists Thaung Tun (photo) and Than Win Hlaing were freed on 3 January before completing their sentences, as party of an amnesty for nearly 3,000 detainees. They had both spent more than six years in prison. Five journalists, including U Win Tin, are still being held in Burma. last_img read more

Empathy starts with me

first_img“Empathy is a hard skill to learn because mastery requires practice and practice means you’ll screw it up big time more than once. But that’s how practice works.” – Brené BrownEmpathy has become a topic for conversation now more than ever as credit unions strive to find ways to help their members get through this pandemic. And while the concept of empathy is simple, it’s not easy. Truly serving through empathy requires lots of practice and intentional effort to improve.Just like strengthening any sort of muscle, building empathy can be draining both emotionally and mentally. There’s also not an “easy” button, or a “one way solves all” to practice empathy. However, here are five reminders to help as you practice:Be present. For this, you don’t have to  say  anything, it is actually better if you don’t. Just do a better job of  being there  by tuning out distractions and tuning into non-verbal cues. Take a deep breath and truly listen – don’t just wait to give your response, jump ahead, or envision the end of the conversation.Find your voice. Listen first to make sure you’re using your voice to support the other person. An easy way to do this is by relaying back what you’ve heard. This mirrors their vulnerability while also letting them know they’ve been heard.When responding, recognize and validate others’ feelings. This can feel tricky, but empathy isn’t about endorsing or agreeing with the other person. It’s simply temporarily suspending your point of view and seeing from their vantage point. Feelings are always valid, but you do not need to validate actions.Challenge your narrative. We can’t completely remove our judgments, but we can recognize them and challenge the stories we may be telling ourselves. Instead of making assumptions, ask questions to better understand the situation. Recognize also if your own mood is playing into your perceptions or interactions.In-the-moment judgments, narratives, and assumptions can be tough to keep in check. Strengthen this skill by reflecting on your interactions. Recognize and celebrate your wins, learn from times where you could have improved. Empathy takes practice!Ask curious questions. Cultivate your sense of curiosity. Curious people ask lots of questions, leading them to develop a stronger understanding of the people around them. Ask questions like: “Why?” “Tell me more…” or “That is interesting, how did you develop that idea?” The ability to imagine what someone else is feeling, even if we haven’t experienced it ourselves, is critical to empathy.Not comfortable yet digging into conversations with these questions? Start by reading a book, listening to a podcast, or watch a documentary from/about a different perspective. Be mindful of pausing and reflecting on the ideas shared.Follow up. Recognize and show appreciation for those who practice empathy around you. Celebrating these moments, no matter how simple, creates momentum and encouragement that push us forward.Actions speak volumes but don’t feel the need to only take action for solutions. Instead, how can you demonstrate that someone was heard? Can you follow up with them after to check-in or say thank you?Reminders are always helpful as we practice, so we’ve turned these five tips into a poster you can hang in your office or by your desk. If you’re reading this, know that you CAN make a difference by practicing empathy. Know that it will take some time to strengthen that muscle, but by doing these small things you will make a large impact. This post is currently collecting data… 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kalli Shelton Kalli is the Education Program Manager at the National Credit Union Foundation. In her role, she works to expand the Foundation’s ability to deliver education and engagement opportunities to … Web: https://www.ncuf.coop Detailscenter_img This is placeholder text last_img read more

Agencies respond to fatal crash in Groton

first_imgUpon investigating, New York State Police say the driver was traveling eastbound on Davis Road at a high speed. They say the driver did not stop at the stop sign at Lafayette Road and drove through the intersection, went airborne, and hit a tree. The first responders say they received the call at approximately 4:21 p.m. and were dispatched to Davis and Lafayette Roads in the town of Groton. They also say they located a heavily damaged vehicle, and the driver was ejected out of it. Officials say the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.center_img GROTON, N.Y. (WBNG) — The New York State Police at Ithaca, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, McLean Fire Department and Groton EMS and Fire responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injury on Saturday.last_img read more

Anderson’s career-best seals 2-1 series win for England

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – England pace bowler James Anderson took a career best of seven for 42 on Saturday to destroy the West Indies’ batting on the third day of the third Test at Lord’s and set up his team for a 2-1 series victory.Af11111ter West Indies had been dismissed for 177 in their second innings, England reached 107 for one to ensure they retained the Wisden trophy with more than two days’ play remaining in the final test of the English summer.Anderson, who on Friday became the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets, captured the key wicket of Shai Hope for 62 immediately after lunch and two balls later bowled Devendra Bishoo for a duck.He then bowled Kemar Roach for three to better his previous best of seven for 43 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2008.Bowling under clear skies on the third morning of a match in which 23 wickets fell on the first two days, Anderson, with two wickets already from day two, struck twice in the first hour.Roston Chase was caught behind by Johnny Bairstow for three pushing forward to the fourth delivery of the morning and Jermaine Blackwood fell in similar fashion for five.England’s fielding was again fallible with Broad dropping Blackwood and failing to hold on to a stinging caught-and-bowled opportunity from wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich while Alastair Cook failed to take a catch at gully from West Indies’ captain Jason Holder off the last ball before lunch bowled by captain Joe Root.Hope, who scored a century in each innings of the second Test at Headingley when West Indies squared the series, batted throughout the opening session, playing one glorious cover drive to the boundary off Ben Stokes and brought up hishalf-century with an equally delightful push to the mid-wicket boundary.But with his dismissal after nearly four hours at the crease, West Indies’ hopes of setting England any sort of challenging target disappeared.After Bishoo had dismissed Cook lbw for 17 with the leg-spinner’s first delivery of the match, Mark Stoneman (40 not out) and Tom Westley (44 not out), who both needed runs to press their claims for a place in the England side to defend the Ashes in Australia at the end of the year, guided their side home to an untroubled victory.Stokes was named as the man-of-the-match ahead of Anderson after taking six for 22 in West Indies’ first innings and then top-scoring with 60 in England’s reply.“To share the moment with guys I have played 100 Tests with is very special,” Anderson said. “We set a target of not going for many runs this morning and we are just delighted with the result.”WEST INDIES 1st innings 123 (B. Stokes 6-22) England 1st innings 194 (B. Stokes 60; K. Roach 5-72, J. Holder 4-54) West Indies 2nd innings (Overnight: 93-3)K. Brathwaite b Anderson 4K. Powell b Anderson 45K. Hope lbw b Broad 1S. Hope c Bairstow b Anderson 62R. Chase c Bairstow b Anderson 3J. Blackwood c Bairstow b Anderson 5S. Dowrich c Broad b Roland-Jones 14J. Holder c Anderson b Broad 23D. Bishoo b Anderson 0K. Roach b Anderson 3S. Gabriel not out 0Extras (lb-17) 17Total (all out, 65.1 overs) 177Fall of wickets: 1-6 K. Brathwaite,2-21 K. Hope,3-69 K. Powell,4-94 R. Chase,5-100 J. Blackwood,6-123 S. Dowrich,7-155 S. Hope,8-155 D. Bishoo,9-177 J. Holder,10-177 K. RoachBowling: J. Anderson 20.1 – 5 – 42 – 7, S. Broad 19 – 9 – 35 – 2,T. Roland-Jones 11 – 4 – 31 – 1, B. Stokes 12 – 3 – 41 – 0,M. Ali 2 – 0 – 6 – 0, J. Root 1 – 0 – 5 – 0ENGLAND 2nd innings (Target: 107 runs)A. Cook lbw b Bishoo 17M. Stoneman not out 40T. Westley not out 44Extras (b-4 lb-1 w-1) 6Total (for 1 wickets, 28 overs) 107Fall of wickets: 1-35 A. CookDid not bat: J. Root, D. Malan, B. Stokes, J. Bairstow, M. Ali, T. Roland-Jones, S. Broad, J. AndersonBowling: S. Gabriel 5 – 0 – 22 – 0,K. Roach 1 – 0 – 4 – 0,J. Holder 6 – 1 – 16 – 0(w-1),D. Bishoo 11 – 2 – 35 – 1R. Chase 5 – 1 – 25 – 0last_img read more

3-star Robinson explains decommitment from Syracuse

first_img Published on November 6, 2014 at 12:18 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Gerald Robinson didn’t think Syracuse was holding up its end of the bargain.“I felt that they should have been calling me once a week,” Robinson said in a text message to The Daily Orange on Wednesday.Instead, Robinson said, the Orange texted him once a month and he decommitted from Syracuse’s Class of 2015 on Wednesday morning. The three-star cornerback from Champagnat Catholic (Florida) High School attributed the change in attention from SU to the Oct. 4 demotion of wide receivers coach George McDonald, who was his main recruiter and the team’s offensive coordinator when Robinson pledged to the Orange in April.Robinson did say that Syracuse is still very much in the picture of schools he is considering.“After everything was going on with Coach McDonald, it seems like some coaches started falling back from me,” Robinson said in a text message. “They knew he would have an impact on the Florida guys.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“But he’s not the reason, I’m just weighing out my options.”Robinson is the fourth member of the class to back out of his verbal commitment. Four-star cornerback Davante Davis decommitted in May and three-star outside linebackers Daiquan Kelly and Doyle Grimes decommitted in September.Since Aug. 25, SU has lost three verbal commits and gained none. And while that — along with Syracuse’s 3-6 record —  may make the program less attractive, Robinson said those factors didn’t affect his decision.“If that was the case, Syracuse would not be in the mix no more,” he said in a text.Robinson added that Syracuse is No. 2 on his current list, and that there is no definitive No. 1. He has other offers on the table from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Central Florida and Utah, according to Scout.com.Robinson, though saying McDonald’s demotion contributed to his decreased contact with the SU coaching staff, maintained that he just wanted to take a step back to make sure he chooses the right place.“Me and my family just wanted to weigh out my decisions to make sure I make the best choice,” Robinson said in a text. “Syracuse will always be on my mind.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

FULL TIME: Ghana 0 Uganda 0 – FIFA World Cup qualifier

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp What a chance for the Ghana ?? Black Stars pic.twitter.com/gq60f9hHRq— Ghana Premier League (@GHPLLive) October 7, 2016LIVE: The Uganda Cranes have started their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign away in Tamale against Ghana’s Black Stars.P  W  D  L  F  A  PTSGhana   0  0   0  0   0  0  0Uganda 0  0   0  0   0  0  0Congo   0  0    0  0   0  0  0Egypt    0  0    0  0   0  0  0Cranes players walk onto the Tamale pitch *******LIVE UPDATES75* We have about fifteen minutes more to go and it’s still deadlock at the Tamale Sports Stadium. ??0-0?? #GoGhana— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) October 7, 2016 Excellent point by the Cranes https://t.co/LEExcBoDmP— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) October 7, 2016 40* High tempo, ding-dong affairs at the Tamale Sports Stadium, the visitors are possessing very well. ??0-0?? #GoGhana #BlackStars— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) October 7, 2016center_img RESTART: We’re back and underway again at the Tamale Sports Stadium: Ghana ? ? ??0-0?? ? ? Uganda #GoGhana #BlackStars pic.twitter.com/AVIYSFAZ2O— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) October 7, 2016 Action from Tamale. PHOTOS FUFA MEDIAUganda hold Ghana after escaping red card Ghana 0 Uganda 0Uganda defender Nicholas Wadada was yellow-carded twice but not sent off as his team forced a shock 0-0 away draw against Ghana Friday in a World Cup qualifier.Although right-back Wadada was cautioned in each half at the Tamale Sports Stadium in northern Ghana, the Sudanese referee did not flash the expected red card after the second booking.The Ugandan battled against the pace of winger Frank Acheampong until substituted soon after his lucky escape, and both cautions were the result of illegal tackles from behind.A Fifa website report of the opening group-phase match in Africa confirmed that Wadada was yellow-carded after 23 and 55 minutes.Ghana are ranked 22 places above Uganda in the world and were expected to make a winning start as they seek to emulate African record-holders Cameroon and reach four consecutive World Cup tournaments.Following a slow start in 35 degrees celsius (95 fahrenheit) heat, Ghana controlled possession and had the best chances to win the match in Group E, which includes Congo Brazzaville and Egypt.Unmarked Jordan Ayew from English second-tier club Aston Villa blazed a far-post volley wide in the opening half and Christian Atsu was also off target after dribbling past several defenders.Daniel Amartey from reigning English Premier League champions Leicester City had a second-half header from a corner brilliantly tipped over by Uganda goalkeeper and captain Dennis Onyango.Group E              P  W  D  L  F  A  PTSGhana   1   0    1   0    0  0    1Uganda 1   0   1    0    0  0    1Congo   0   0    0   0   0  0   0Egypt    0  0    0   0    0  0   0Note: group winners qualify for 2018 World Cup in Russia (read preview)[View the story “Uganda Cranes holds Ghana’s Black Stars 0-0 in opening World Cup qualifier” on Storify] Follow the game via a live tweet feed here:#OperationGhana TweetsTweets about @ghanafaofficial last_img read more


first_imgAfter losing his 2015 debut – he finished second to G. G. Ryder in a one-mile allowance race on the turf on New Year’s Day – Pepper Crown is not expected to be the public’s choice in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile allowance feature on Tapeta. Golden Gate Fields morning-line maker Steve Martinelli has Pepper Crown listed as the 3-1 third choice in the field of six behind 2-1 favorite G. G. Ryder and 5-2 second choice Tamarando.G. G. Ryder, who has seven victories in 15 career starts, and Tamarando, the 2014 El Camino Real Derby winner, are both trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. A jackpot-style wager held on the final six races each day, the Golden Pick Six is only paid in full when there is just one perfect ticket with all six winners. When there is more than one ticket with all six winners, 70 percent of the net pool is paid to those handicappers going 6-for-6 and the remaining 30 percent of the pool is carried over to the next racing day. Pepper Crown was sent to the gate at 10-1 in the $63,170 Rolling Green Stakes on Sept. 1 and paid $23.20 after winning the 1 1/16-mile turf race by a head over Salah Champ. Pepper Crown was 15-1 when he completed his stakes hat trick in the Grade 3 $100,315 Berkeley Handicap onNov. 30. Pepper Crown won the 1 1/16-mile race on the synthetic Tapeta racing surface by1 1/4 lengths over G. G. Ryder and paid $23.20.A California-bred son of Peppered Cat, Pepper Crown went 6-for-14 in 2014 with two seconds and two thirds, earning $272,937 on the year. First post Saturday is 12:45 p.m., and post time for the eighth race is 4:24 p.m. The field for the $33,000 allowance feature, in post position order with riders and morning-line odds, is as follows: Quick and Silver, Frank Alvarado, 7-2; G. G. Ryder, Ricardo Gonzalez, 2-1; Where’s Pepper, Carson Sullivan, 30-1; Pepper Crown, Juan Hernandez, 3-1; Tamarando, Russell Baze, 5-2; and Mobilized, Dennis Carr, 6-1. Since being hit for $8,391 on Dec. 27, the second day of the winter/spring meeting, there had been 31 consecutive racing days without a singular winning ticket. Although fans across the country can play the Golden Pick 6 via simulcast wagering, it’s likely a Bay Area resident got the money as the winning ticket was purchased at Golden Gate Fields. The drought came to an end Friday when one lucky handicapper correctly selected the following winners in the Golden Pick 6 sequence: Princess Ofst.jude ($61.00) in the second race, Awesome Silver ($9.20) in the third, Kat Proof ($7.00) in the fourth, Prince Charmant ($14.00) in the fifth, Kimnjet ($9.20) in the sixth, and Global Harbor ($9.00) in the seventh. Owned and bred by Alex Paszkeicz, Pepper Crown made his stakes debut in the Grade 3 $100,315 San Francisco Mile on April 26 and came from just off the pace to post the biggest upset in the 64-year history of the feature. Dismissed at odds of 46-1, Pepper Crown defeated6-5 favorite Summer Hit by three-quarters of a length in Northern California’s top turf race and paid $94.20. ALBANY – The 20-cent Golden Pick 6 was hit for $363,424 Friday at Golden Gate Fields when only one ticket nailed all six winners in races two through seven. The ticket was purchased on-track for just $9.60. There were no winning favorites in the Golden Pick 6 sequence.      Upset Specialist Pepper Crown Runs Saturday – The racehorse Pepper Crown, who will compete in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields Saturday, can relate to the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield, whose signature line was, “I get no respect.” Pepper Crown won stakes after stakes at Golden Gate Fields last year while getting no respect from handicappers.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 31, 2016)–On Saturday, April 9, the 22nd annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5k run/walk will kick off a world-class day of racing at Santa Anita. Organizer expect to have over 6,000 runners and walkers enjoy one of Southern California’s most picturesque and unique courses that include a romp through the LA Arboretum, followed by a tunnel into Santa Anita’s manicured Infield and a photo finish captured on the Infield big screen.A race with a rich history of 22 years can expect to attract a wide swath of followers over the years. Always a crowd favorite with the runners, walkers and racing fans, Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza will be leading the way through the LA Arboretum. (Chantal Sutherland Kruse has been a perennial favorite in the jockey’s division for years).A very unique aspect to this year’s race will be the 150-plus participants over the age of 70. Yes, over the age of 70. Included in that herd of runners and walkers will be a very special 93-year-old resident of Azusa, Margaret Davis.At the feisty age of 92, Davis won her age group in 2015 with a blazing time of 45:56 for 5k, averaging 14:46 per mile. Davis barely missed the American Age group record despite a challenging finish on the dirt track.This year’s elite field of runners will include members of Pasadena’s “Run with US,” running club, including Mark Bartres (29:24 10K PR), Rosario Castenada (18:12 5k PR) and Natalie Miano (17:37 5k PR).The event has experienced a steady growth since its inception, due to the personal passion of Santa Anita’s Special Projects Director, Pete Siberell. This enthusiasm has been embraced by a team of fabulous sponsors, including Methodist Hospital, which expects to field a team of over 300 employees, friends and family. Westfield Santa Anita, the LA Arboretum, Yoobi, Run with US and Saucony will all be represented as well.Registration is available online at derbyday5k.com, at Westfield Santa Anita on Friday, April 8, or the day of the event at Santa Anita’s Gate 3, starting at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call Kinane Events at (760) 434-5255, or email [email protected]last_img read more

A’s kiss April goodbye, look ahead to a more plentiful May

first_imgMired in their longest losing streak since early September of 2017 (eight games from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5 of 2017), the A’s have been unfortunately consistent in all facets of the game.From defensive miscues to starters departing early to dormant bats, they have failed in all ways imaginable during their current five-game losing streak.After collecting just three hits in Tuesday’s 5-0 loss at Boston, the lineup is hitting .159 (25-for-164) during the stretch, having just buttered their bread …last_img read more

OFBF meeting quickly approaching

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 97th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) will be Dec. 2 – 4 in Columbus. The state’s largest and most inclusive food and farm organization will elect leaders, establish its policies for the coming year, conduct leadership training and recognize county Farm Bureaus and individuals for their contributions to the organization and community. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Strong Foundation…Building for Tomorrow.”Nearly 350 delegates will finalize the organization’s stances on topics important to all Ohioans. Issues are expected to include drugs in Ohio’s communities including the outlook for legal marijuana, energy development, agriculture and water quality, meat inspection regulations, improvements to property tax laws, invasive species and the structure of local governments.  Officer and trustee elections also will be conducted.Attendees will be updated on the roll out of Farm Bureau’s new membership structure that was approved by delegates at last year’s annual meeting. A special session will introduce members to the reorganized Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Featured speakers during the meeting will be Ohio Farm Bureau President Steve Hirsch, OFBF Executive Vice President Jack Fisher and Nationwide Chief Executive Officer Steve Rasmussen.Other meeting highlights will be honoring top performing county Farm Bureaus for their accomplishments in advancing the goals of the organization, recognition of individual members for long careers of service, and the naming of new chairpersons for OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals program.The third annual Ohio Food and Farm Leadership Forum takes place Dec. 2 in conjunction with the annual meeting. Among the topics to be presented are local food opportunities, water quality issues, farm succession planning and immigration issues. Keynote speaker for the Forum is NFL great Larry Csonka.Coverage of all events will be available in real time online at ofb.ag/97thAnnualMeeting.last_img read more