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Pussy Riot World Cup protesters get 15-day jail term, 3-year ban from sporting events

first_img Beau Lund July 16, 2018 /Sports News – National Pussy Riot World Cup protesters get 15-day jail term, 3-year ban from sporting events FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailIan MacNicol/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Four members of the anti-Vladimir Putin, anti-Donald Trump group Pussy Riot were sentenced to 15 days in jail for participating in a dramatic on-field protest during the World Cup final at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Kuracheva, Olga Pakhtusova and Petya Verzilov also have been banned from attending sporting events for three years, according the group’s representative, who confirmed the sentences to ABC News on Monday. The group also shared information about each of their member’s sentences in a series of tweets.The Russian punk rock band and arts collective claimed responsibility for the on-field protest during the World Cup 2018 final between France and Croatia.The four members ran onto the field early in the second half dressed as policemen, calling for the release of political prisoners in front of millions tuned in to the final match — including Putin.According to a statement obtained by ABC News from Russian police, the Pussy Riot protesters who stormed the field were charged with administrative offenses — violating the rules of conduct for spectators during the holding of official sporting events and also wearing a police uniform without authorization.In a post published on the group’s official Facebook page, the members claimed responsibility for the protest, explained the significance behind the police imagery and included a list of demands.“Today is 11 years since the death of the great Russian poet, Dmitriy Prigov. Prigov created an image of a policeman, a carrier of the heavenly nationhood, in the russian culture,” the group wrote. “…The heavenly policeman rises as an example of the nationhood, the earthly policeman hurts everyone…The FIFA World Cup has reminded us of the possibilities of the heavenly policeman in the Great Russia of the future, but the earthly policeman, entering the ruleless game breaks our world apart.”In their Facebook post on Sunday, the groups demands included letting “all political prisoners free,” “all political competition in the country,” and to “stop illegal arrests on rallies.”Pussy Riot has been fiercely critical of Putin’s government. The group was launched into the international spotlight in 2012 when three of its original members were charged with hooliganism and sentenced to two years in prison for performing the anti-Putin protest song “Punk Prayer” at a Moscow cathedral.Yekaterina Samutsevich’s sentence was suspended on appeal, but Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina remained in prison until December 2013.After their release, the activists founded an independent media outlet that advocates for political prisoners and have continued to speak out against Putin and other leaders, including Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May.“We’ve seen the authoritarian tendencies is parading all around the world as sexually transmitted diseases, and we think it’s time to make connection,” Tolokonnikova told CNN in August 2017. “It’s time to create global people’s movement if we want to find an alternative to this raid of populism, which we’ve seen in my own country, Russia and in America too, Donald Trump, and in the UK, which ended up in Brexit.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Checking-in Like This, is a Life Saver

first_imgIt’s not every day that vacationers can party while checking in to their vacation home for the week. In fact, it’s every Saturday and only at Berkshire Hathaway! Once the clock hits two every Saturday, passersby can observe the real fun being had in the lot of the Battersea Berkshire Hathaway office, located just before the Gardens of Ocean City. What we’re trying to do is make the process an enjoyable one for those who have driven two, five, maybe even eight hours to get here sometimes,” Peter Madden of BHHS says. “We want them to have fun while they wait, not dread the check-in that begins their vacation,”.And how could fun not be had when there are complimentary snacks such as Philly Soft Pretzels or Monkey Bread to munch on while waiting?“The process for check-in is very simple,” says Ryan Huck, a Berkshire Hathaway real estate agent. “The clients come to our office at 2:00 on Saturday, wait at our tent, give their last name, and they are handed an envelope with everything they will need such as keys, Wi-Fi passwords, the garage code, trash days, a map of the island and all of their agents’ information as well as the office’s in case they need to contact anyone,”. Renters are also given gift bags with plenty of goods to be used during their stay, such as a beach bag and bucket as well as merchandise from local businesses. And if you want to let your friends know about your check-in experience, there is of course a selfie banner and Snapchat GeoFilter for your own personal use! That’s right, Berkshire is up to date with their social media!Throughout the vacation though, renters will find that their agents are always on-call and always available for their every need should they have an issue- making their stay a more relaxed and enjoyable experience.Another amenity that may be utilized on the scene of Check-in is Beach Caddy, this summer’s latest and greatest convenience for loading and unloading all of your beach supplies from your rental or vehicle and taking it to the beach to set up in your favorite spot!As much fun as check-in is for vacationers, there is absolutely nothing easier than checking out from your rental at the Berkshire Hathaway Battersea office. On the day of your check-out, you simply pull up next to the parking lot, where a lifeguard stand labeled “Key Drop” awaits, drop your keys off and be on your way… it’s as simple as that!Your vacation could not get any more relaxing with the help of BHHS Fox and Roach. Book your next rental today by logging onto www.foxroachshore.com!last_img read more

D’Angelo Is So “Deep In The Recording Process” On A New LP, He Postponed His Tour To Keep Working

first_imgThis week, neo-soul pioneer D’Angelo was scheduled to be in the midst of an 8-date European run. However, all of the upcoming shows were recently postponed until late June or July. In a statement obtained by British music publication NME, D’Angelo’s management explains:“As D’Angelo has been working in the studio, deep in the recording process, he apologises to any fans that this announcement might impact and is excited to see you all in June. We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation and look forward to an amazing tour.”The R&B/soul maven earned enormous commercial and critical success with his first two albums, Brown Sugar (1995) and Voodoo (2000). However, particularly following the release of the video for “Untitled (How Does It Feel)“, the lead single from Voodoo, D’Angelo began to feel uncomfortable with his growing “sex symbol” status. The discomfort he felt toward that distinction, in addition to a bevy of other adverse personal situations, led D’Angelo to step away from the spotlight at the peak of his fame, beginning a hiatus from the public eye which lasted nearly 14 years.He finally resurfaced with the release of his universally-acclaimed third LP, Black Messiah, in 2014. The album was a critical smash, debuting at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. Considering the high quality of all his previous efforts, we can’t wait to hear what D’Angelo is cooking up in the studio!Tickets purchased for the March European run will be valid at the rescheduled shows. You can see a list of the postponed D’Angelo shows below. For more information on the rescheduled dates, head to the individual venue websites.D’Angelo Postponed 2018 Tour Dates:03/06 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo03/08 – Zurich, CH @ Volkhaus03/09 – Paris, FR @ Le Salle Pleyel03/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso03/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso03/14 – Hamburg, DE @ The Docks03/15 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle03/17 – Copenhagen, DK @ DR Koncerthuset[H/T – NME]last_img read more

Harvard, let’s talk about food

first_imgOn Sept. 28, Harvard University Dining Services is once again hosting an all-day, free festival, inviting the Greater Boston community to join in a fun-filled and inspiring day of cooking, demonstrations, hands-on skills and tastings, innovations and explorations.Centered around the theme “Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time!” the festival highlights Harvard faculty such as Aaron Bernstein and Sarah Downer, students from the Food Literacy Project, Harvard Votes Challenge and Science & Cooking, and Campus Services departments, including the Office for Sustainability and Recycling & Waste Management.Highlights include mainstage conversations, a podcast corner, and a Vegan Chili Bean Pot (from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), featuring a head-to-head competition between Harvard, Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern for the best vegan chili recipe.,All-day interactive educational booths invite passers-by to play with their food (system)!Mainstage conversations include “Food and the Planet, “Gen Z Kitchen: Sustainable and Healthy for the Next Generation,” “ Dogfish, Catfish, Rockfish: Trash Fish?,” “Beyond Compost: Greening up the kitchen and reducing food waste,” and more.The full schedule of events can be viewed at https://www.letstalkaboutfood.com/2019-ltaf-schedule.last_img read more

The Number – May 2013

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York 16,000The number of people, and the largest turnout in the show’s history, who showed up for Simon Cowell’s The X Factor auditions at Nassau Coliseum on April 25 for a chance to participate in Season 3.last_img

NAFCU continues push for data security legislation

first_imgNAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler, in a letter yesterday, outlined credit unions’ guiding principles for Congress to keep in mind as it works on a legislative solution for data and cybersecurity standards. NAFCU is a leading advocate for a national data security standard for all entities that collect and hold consumers’ personal and financial information.Thaler was responding to a request for comments from Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Bob Latta, R-Ohio, on data breach legislation. Walden is the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Latta is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.NAFCU’s guiding principles for data security legislation, as outlined in Thaler’s letter, include: 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Slovenia has removed Croatia from the list of green countries, but there is still no mandatory quarantine

first_imgSource: @govSlovenia “Quarantine for coming from countries on the red list has been mandatory for two weeks now, and controls will be further tightened in the future. When traveling to countries on the yellow list, avoid mass events and socializing and follow the rules of safe behavior just like at home”Kacin announced on his official Twitter profile this afternoon. #Croatia, #France and the #Czech_RepublicRepublic will be removed on Saturday from the list of epidemiologically safe countries.Slovenian citizens coming from these countries are not subject to a 14-day quarantine, but greater caution is definitely needed.- Slovenian Government (@govSlovenia) July 2th, 2020 Following the Slovenian government session, a statement said Croatia, France and the Czech Republic would be removed from the list of epidemiologically safe countries on Saturday. Slovenian citizens coming from these countries not subject 14-day quarantine, but more caution is definitely needed. All other passengers must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine, unless they are considered exceptions listed in Articles 10, items 1 to 15 of the Ordinance. – they point out from the Slovenian government. The Slovenian government has put Croatia on the “yellow” list of epidemiologically less secure countries due to the increase in the daily number of coronavirus infections in recent days, a government spokesman announced today Jelko Kacin. So, Slovenian tourists returning to their country will have to prove at the border exactly where they were in Croatia (show accommodation bills), as Kacin pointed out, but more for the reason that various citizens said they were in Croatia, and in fact they came from the “red” zones from which quarantine is mandatory. Only bigger crowds can be expected at the entrance to Slovenia. All other travelers are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine unless they qualify as exceptions referred to in points 1 through 15 of Article 10 of the Ordinance.https://t.co/aHXVGvE1Ug- Slovenian Government (@govSlovenia) July 2th, 2020 Ultimately, apart from better control and precautionary measures, there is still no mandatory quarantine for Slovenian citizens who come, ie return from Croatia to Slovenia, as seen in the picture (traffic light) above.last_img read more

Britain urged to make ‘revenge porn’ threats a crime

first_imgA British domestic abuse charity called on Monday for the government to make the threat to share “revenge porn” a crime, saying the change could stop more victims from having intimate images posted online.Sharing non-consensual intimate pictures is already illegal in Britain, but leading abuse charity Refuge said threatening to make such images public should also be made a criminal offence in a forthcoming domestic abuse bill.The long-awaited legislation reached the final stages of debate in parliament on Monday. Refuge spokeswoman Ellie Butt said women who report “revenge porn” threats are often unable to get help before images are shared, commonly either online or by sending them to the victims’ relatives, friends or employers. “It would allow women to report this to the police with confidence that they’re reporting a crime and they’re not going to get turned away and told it only really matters if he actually does it,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.”In some cases it could mean that the sharing of it never happens.”Digital sex abuse has become a common feature of domestic abuse, with one in 14 adults in Britain having experienced threats to share intimate images or videos without their consent, the charity said.The threats alone can take a toll on victims’ mental health, with one in 10 saying it made them feel suicidal, while one in seven feared for their physical safety. Natasha Saunders, 31, a domestic abuse survivor, said her former partner had threatened to post intimate photographs he had ordered her to take as a way to increase his control over her.”The threat of those intimate photos being shared was my worst nightmare – I had no choice but to comply with his continued abuse or face potential shame and humiliation,” Saunders said, according to a statement by Refuge.The charity’s campaign has been backed by Victims’ Commissioner Vera Baird and Domestic Abuse Commissioner Nicole Jacobs.The government’s domestic abuse bill includes a legal definition of domestic abuse and special measures to protect victims who give evidence in court, but women’s rights groups have said reforms do not go far enough.Campaigners have also pushed for amendments to the bill to ensure greater safeguards for migrant women and an end to the “rough sex defense” in which defendants have said victims died accidentally during consensual sex.Topics :last_img read more

Ian Wright wants Unai Emery to start Mesut Ozil in north London derby

first_imgAdvertisement Emery has some big selection dilemmas ahead of Saturday’s north London derby (Picture: Getty)‘Those are the games that are going to push us to the top four, and if he’s going to dominate those games then play him.‘I said it a while back, I’d play him until the point where you say, “you know something, he’s got to go” or I’d play him until he plays himself into form and we say, “we’ve got to keep him man”.‘And if he doesn’t play in five or six games against them top boys, but we’re beating the other teams and he’s really smashing it, I’d probably take that. I’d take that for the time he’s here.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Ozil has struggled with back and knee problems in recent months (Picture: Getty)‘I’d start Ozil because Ozil at the moment is our player man,’ the Gunners legend said on his YouTube channel ahead of the north London derby.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We know that [Aaron] Ramsey unfortunately is going, good luck to him, that decision is made. But Ozil is our player.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‘Whatever people say about Mesut not doing it in the big games, I’ve kind of accepted that, you know what, he might not do it in the big games.‘But when you see him against teams like Bournemouth, teams that he can batter and beat up, then play him, because those are the games where we’re going to get the three points in. Commentcenter_img The German was in superb form against Bournemouth in midweek (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged Unai Emery to start Mesut Ozil against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s north London derby at Wembley.The German playmaker made only his second Premier League start in 2019 in the midweek demolition of Bournemouth, opening the scoring with his now trademark ‘bounced’ finish before setting up Henrikh Mkhitaryan shortly afterwards.Emery is believed to have reservations about playing Ozil in bigger matches, but Wright is adamant the 30-year-old’s talent is worth the risk. Ian Wright wants Unai Emery to start Mesut Ozil in north London derby Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link132Shareslast_img read more

After 40 years, owners make decision to downsize from home

first_img89 Annandale Street, Keperra.The Reddiclisses have done some renovations to the property, starting in 1983. “We started to put a major extension on the house years ago and we have done several other little things like install built-in wardrobes,” Mr Reddiclisse said.“We have a large amount of storage under the house, extensive gardens and paving and have a carport on the side.“We have also painted inside and out.” 89 Annandale Street, Keperra. 89 Annandale Street, Keperra.Margaret and Ray Reddiclisse have lived at their Keperra home for almost 40 years and have made the decision to downsize.The couple have enjoyed living in their four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 89 Annandale St and have described it as a “very good family home”.“Our family is growing up and we have six grandchildren now,” Mr Reddiclisse said.“They are all in school now, so we are not really needing such a large house anymore.” 89 Annandale Street, Keperra.Mr Reddiclisse said the home would best suit a family with a couple of children.“There is a beautiful outlook at the back of the house,” he said,“It’s a very nice, quiet area.”Spread over two levels with not one but two internal staircases, large banks of windows allow natural light and breezes to flow throughout. Harcourts Solutions agent Christine McKay said the property was 11km from the CBD.“Keperra offers a mixture of character post-war homes and spacious modern homes,” she said. 89 Annandale Street, Keperra.Mr Reddiclisse said it was time to look at alternative accommodation.“We are hoping to stay on the northside where our family are,” he said. “We are probably looking at downsizing. This one is a two-level property.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019last_img read more