Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the safety of Vediwel Thevaraj, associate editor of the Tamil daily Veerakesari, who has received death threats.In a letter to the Minister of Public Security, Law and Order, Ratnasiri Wickramanayake, the organisation urged the authorities in Colombo to take seriously threats against the Tamil journalist since the murder of one of his colleagues, Dharmeratnam Sivaram on 29 April 2005.”It is urgent to arrest the authors of these threats before they can put them into effect,” it said.On two successive days after the abduction of Sivaram, the 29 and 30 April, unidentified people speaking in Singalese and Tamil telephoned Thevaraj’s home. Most of the calls were taken by the journalist’s niece, who was told that her uncle would be next on the list. News News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific May 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fears for safety of Tamil journalist Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News January 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the safety of Vediwel Thevaraj, associate editor of Tamil daily Veerakesari, and friend of journalist Dharmeratnam Sivaram, who was murdered on 29 April. The organisation urged the Colombo authorities to find and arrest the authors of death threats against him before they can put their threats into effect. When he heard about Sivaram’s death, Thevaraj, who was in Melbourne at the time, decided to cut short his visit and to return to Colombo. On 1st May, he went to the deceased man’s home where his body was still lying. Throughout his visit, from 3.30 to 9.30pm, Thevaraj noticed a suspicious looking grey jeep, parked in front of the house, the same type of vehicle that had been used to abduct the journalist.Later in the evening, after returning home, Thevaraj was woken by noises from the street. He opened the door to see where the noises came from and recognised the same grey jeep, this time parked a few metres from his house.The following day, the Tamil journalist received a further anonymous call at his office repeating the death threats.Thevaraj went to Canada on a long-planned trip from 5-21 May and has received no new threats since he returned to Colombo. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial July 15, 2020 Find out more
Ithaca based psychedelic jam quartet Space Carnival recently announced an extensive Spring Tour. Starting with a week-long run in central New York, including a date with Broccoli Samurai in Oneonta, Space Carnival will then be touring for two weeks in the Midwest, sharing stages with Desmond Jones and Digeometric before coming back to the Northeast for a run of regional shows. Among these is April 20th at The Westcott in Syracuse, NY with Infected Mushroom, April 12th at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY with Dopapod, April 13th at Bourbon & Branch in Philadelphia, PA with Formula 5, and April 28th at The Hangar in Troy, NY with Mister F.Check out the full list of dates below as well as a video of their new song “Prince Rebus” from their recent Sub Rosa Session at Sub Cat Studios in Syracuse NY.Space Carnival Tour Dates3.14 | Rochester, NY | Abilene3.15 | Syracuse, NY | Al’s Wine & Whiskey3.16 | Oneonta, NY | The Waterfront3.18 | Norwich, NY | Rita’s Tavern3.19 | Hector, NY | Two Goats Brewing3.29 | Westerville, OH | Fenders3.30 | Louisville, KY | Time & Space3.31 | Kokomo, IN | The Coterie4.01 | St. Louis, MO | Pop’s Blue Moon4.02 | Overland Park, KS | Local Tap4.03 | Des Moines, IA | Lefty’s4.06 | Chicago, IL | Emporium Wicker Park4.07 | Mount Pleasant, MI | Rubble’s Bar4.08 | Grand Rapids, MI | Tip Top4.09 | Cincinnati, OH | Stanley’s Pub4.12 | Ithaca, NY | The Haunt4.13 | Philadelphia, PA | Bourbon & Branch4.14 | Nyack, NY | Olive’s4.15 | Port Jeff Station, NY | LI Pour House4.20 | Syracuse, NY | Westcott Theatre4.21 | Plattsburgh, NY | The Monopole4.22 | Burlington, VT | Radio Bean4.26 | Portland, ME | Flask4.27 | Manchester, NH | Penuche’s4.28 | Troy, NY | The Hangar
North was a doubt for the series opener at Suncorp Stadium after sustaining the injury a week ago, but assistant coach Rob Howley revealed he has fully recovered. “George came through a fitness test this morning and I’ve never seen him in better shape. He’ll be available and that’s a big boost for us,” Howley said. North has been in superb form Down Under with his ability to beat defenders making him a key weapon against the Wallabies, and the 21-year-old is set to be named on the left wing at Thursday’s team announcement. “We’ve looked after him over the last week to 10 days and it’s a huge boost to have someone like him available,” Howley said. “Over the last 12 months I haven’t seen him in better physical shape and that’s why we took the decision to get him 100 per cent physically well. “I’m sure he’s looking forward to playing at the weekend – if selected.” Centre Jamie Roberts and wing Tommy Bowe are almost certain to miss the first Test with respective hamstring and hand problems, but England’s Manu Tuilagi could yet feature following a positive update on his shoulder injury. “Jamie is progressing. He ran today and is unlikely to be fit for the weekend, as is Tommy Bowe,” Howley said. “Tommy is more likely to be available for the second Test. Manu is improving every day and the strength is coming back into his shoulder and he will be touch and go.” Press Association British and Irish Lions winger George North has been passed fit for Saturday’s first Test against Australia after recovering from his hamstring problem.
888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor July 20, 2020 Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Submit Mark Summerfield – 888 HoldingsLondon-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has strengthened its governance advisory by confirming the appointment of Mark Summerfield as a new Non-Executive Director.An expert in the auditing and financial planning of large-scale enterprises, Summerfield is the former Partner and Global Head of Gaming for ‘big-4’ accountancy KPMG (2003-2017).During his executive tenure at KPMG, Summerfield further served as interim CFO of William Hill, helping the FTSE bookmaker undertake its new strategic direction whilst assisting with its corporate transformation plan and adoption of technology programs.Further to his appointment as a corporate advisor, 888 governance confirms that Summerfield will act as Chairman of the firm’s Audit Committee, working alongside non-executives Zvika Zivlin and Anne de Kerckhove.888 Holdings Chairman, Brian Mattingley commented: “With his extensive experience working with boards and audit committees of major listed companies, Mark brings a wealth of experience to 888. This will be of considerable benefit as the company continues to grow and pursue its strategic objectives. He will be a valuable addition to the board and the audit committee and I am delighted that he has agreed to join us.”