first_img November 18, 2019 Find out more July 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Campaigns —————19.03. : Two American journalists arrested while filming at Chinese borderReporters Without Borders is very worried about the detention of two American woman journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, by the North Korean authorities since 17 March 2009, when they were arrested by border guards near the Tumen river, which marks the border between North Korea and China. North KoreaAsia – Pacific The North Koreans claim that the two journalists, who work for the California-based web TV station Current TV (current.com), illegally crossed into North Korea from China while shooting video along the river. Other sources deny that they crossed the border. Their Chinese guide is also apparently being held by the North Korean authorities. News March 23, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two US journalists transferred to Pyongyang for questioning RSF_en As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency to go furthercenter_img April 1, 2020 Find out more Chun Ki-won, a Seoul-based protestant pastor who helps North Korean refugees, said he met with the two journalists in order to help them to prepare their reporting on the refugee story in the border area. North KoreaAsia – Pacific News “We call for the immediate release of these two American journalists and their guide,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also urge the Chinese authorities to intercede on behalf of the two journalists as they were probably on Chinese soil when they were arrested.” It is very difficult for the foreign press to work freely in the Chinese border province of Jilin, although reporting rules allowing the international media more freedom were renewed last October. North Korea is ranked lower than any other Asian country on the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The South Korean TV station YNT said the two journalists were filming on the Chinese side of the river when North Korean border guards ordered them to stop. According to the YNT account, when the journalists ignored the orders, the North Koreans crossed the river to arrest them. The South Korean newspaper Munhwa Ilbo meanwhile reported the arrest of only one journalist. The two American women journalists who were arrested at the border between North Korea and China on 17 March have been transferred by the North Korean authorities to Pyongyang for questioning.The detention of Euna Lee (who is of Korean descent) and Laura Ling (who is of Chinese descent) was confirmed by the North Korean press on 21 March. The fact that the state media reported their arrests suggested the government was directly involved.The South Korean news agency Yonhap quoted an unidentified Chinese source as saying it was probable that the two journalists were taken to Pyongyang for interrogation by North Korean military intelligence. North Korea could try to exploit the arrests politically, the agency said.A source close to the case said the US government has begun negotiations with the North Korean government with a view to obtaining their release. Follow the news on North Korea News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new adlast_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian great Yuvraj Singh, a destructive left-handed batsman and a handy left-arm spinner, on Monday brought down curtains on his cricket career and announced retirement from all formats of the game. Singh, the hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph, made the announcement in a press conference in Mumbai. As soon as he made the announcement, wishes poured in from his co-players from around the world. His former teammate Rohit Sharma also tweeted but unlike others, he apparently raised questions on the BCCI’s way of handling Yuvraj Singh’s retirement.In his tweet, Rohit said, “You don’t know what you got till its gone. Love you brotherman You deserved a better send off.” Yuvraj Singh too responded to Rohit’s tweet. “You know how I feel inside! Love u brothaman you go be a legend.” Yuvraj Singh said in his reply to Rohit Sharma’s tweet.During his press conference, Yuvraj Singh did speak about not getting a farewell match. Singh revealed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had told him that if he failed the Yo Yo fitness test, he would be given a farewell match. However, he passed the test and never got a farewell match.”I was told that if you are not able to pass the ‘Yo-Yo’ test, I would get a farewell game. I did not tell anyone in BCCI that I have to play the last match. Agar main accha tha, potential tha toh main ground pe se chale jaata. (If I was good enough, I would have retired from the ground). Aur mujhe is tarha ki cricket khelna pasand nahi hai, ki mujhe ek match chahiye (I don’t like to ask for a game, I have never played the game with that mindset),” Yuvraj said during the press conference.”Toh maine us time bola ki mujhe retirement match nahi chahiye, ‘Yo-Yo’ test pass nahi hoga toh main chup chhap ghar chale jayunga… ‘Yo-Yo’ test pass kiya and then rest is not my call (Then i said i don’t need retirement match, if i don’t pass the Yo-Yo test, i would go home…. i passed the test and then rest is not my call),” he said.Yuvraj Singh made his international debut for India in 2000. During his 19-year-old career, he played 304 ODIs for India and scored 8,701 runs at an average of 36.55. In the 58 T20I matches he played for the country, Yuvraj Singh scored 1,177 runs at an average of 28.02. In Tests, Yuvraj could not perform up to his potential, and scored just 1900 runs in 40 matches he played. His last appearance in the blue jersey came in an ODI against West Indies in 2017. last_img read more

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Dec. 4, 2015:Friday •National Honor Society winter formal.Saturday•Wrestling at El Dorado, 9 a.m.•JV wrestling at Winfield, 9 a.m.•Crusader Carol at 6:30 p.m.Today’s Lunch —  Chicken Pattie, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Hot Roll and MilkMonday’s Lunch — Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Fresh Broccoli, Chilled Pears, Snickerdoodle and MilkToday’s News: *Congratulations to the November Students of the Month:9th- Jacob Friesen10th- Hudson Ramirez11th- J.J Mayo12th- Allison McCue*Classic Movie Club will be showing the movie “The Sand Pebbles” on Tuesday at 3:30 in Room 208.*Mrs. Defore’s 7th hour Crusader Way class would like for everyone to wear Pink on Monday to help raise awareness for breast cancer.*The Crusader Christmas Carol has been sold out! The WHS Choir and Madrigals have been working hard for their upcoming dinner concert on Saturday night.*The WHS food drive will be December 3rd through 10th. Please bring non-perishable food items to Mrs. Defore’s room, Rom 208. Please bring your items to help the less fortunate eat this winter.*Dancing with the Teachers will be on December 12th at 5:00 in the auditorium.*Crusaders of the Stage present World War II Radio Christmas. You can see the Live Radio Play on December 10th at 7:00 in the High School Auditorium. Admission is $2 or you can bring 2 non perishable canned goods.*The 5th Hour Crusader Way class is asking for your help to make children (ages 0-6) feel safe when they sleep. They are taking donations of children’s books, small toys, blankets, pillow cases and pillows. You can put your donations in a box in the commons until December 7th.*Attention students interested in joining Winter Color Guard: Your paperwork needs to be turned in to Ms. Vaughn this week in order to participate in tryouts next week.*Students that are interested in working the Wellington Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 12th…please see Mr. Buchanan.  Students will get paid for working.*Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.*Attention Wellington High students! Do you enjoy photography?  Are you a great photographer?  A photography contest is taking place now!  The subject of your photographs can be anything that screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.  File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.  Winners photos will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.  Deadline is Dec 20!  There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.*NHS is hosting the winter formal dance on December 4th- 8:30 pm to 11pm. Admission is $5 , or you can bring 5 non perishable items. There be a concession stand available.Fun Fact of the Day:According to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221 foot tall Douglas Fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate shopping center in Seattle Washington.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more