Indiana State Fair Year of Coliseum Opens

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana State Fair Year of Coliseum Opens SHARE Facebook Twitter Year of Coliseum opensThe Year of the Coliseum is here with the first day of the Indiana State Fair, and after a long wait 4-H events return to the grand old venue with the new shine and 21st century technology. Cindy Hoye, the Executive Director of the Indiana State Fair is one of many who have planned and waited anxiously for this day.“I’m always excited on opening day, always excited to show people what’s in store, but this day is very, very special,” she told HAT.The opening ceremony has been moved to the Fairgrounds Coliseum and a free concert will rock it tonight, but then a familiar site will show up, animals.“Today is a little bit of an anomaly. Today is opening day in the Coliseum and we’ll have BritBeat, a tribute to the Beatles, free tonight at 7:00. But then after that we’ll take the stage out and we’ll do what we love to do. It’s filled with dirt and the 4-H kids will be showing their cattle. We’ll also have dairy, we’ll have mule and donkey, and then we turn around and we bring in draft horses.”Two premiere events for Indiana agriculture are back in the Coliseum, although the spotlight sale was replaced by the celebration awards last year.“As a highlight for this kids in 4-H we’ll do the Grand Drive, which is to me one of those special pinnacles of the fair to see all those kids bring their animals in. they’re very nervous and anxious and excited and their families are around. then we’ll end up with the celebration awards and again that’s an exclamation point to showcase kids in agriculture. We’re very excited about that.”Big name concerts also return to the Coliseum after so many years at the grandstand.“It’s a nod to our history. There used to be concerts in the Coliseum and they’re back again this year on a limited basis. There are 6 concerts and we start with BritBeat tonight, and then we’ll come back with Phillip Phillips and American Idol, and go into Hunter Hayes and Pitbull, and then we’ll end with Jim Gaffigan who is a comedian from Indiana on the last Sunday.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana State Fair Year of Coliseum Opens By Andy Eubank – Jul 31, 2014 Previous articleOil Prices Continue to FallNext articleBalloons and Hoosier Pork Farmers Open State Fair Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Message to international community from Nguyen Phong, dissident convicted with Father Ly

first_img Organisation Hue, 17 March 2007I, Nguyen Phong, declare to my all my compatriots in Vietnam and abroad, to all human rights organisations and to the international press that:1) All my words and actions from 16 February until today, 17 March, have had no legal value, as I have been under duress and in a state of fear and exhaustion.2) The Thang Tien Vietnam party and the Lac Hong federal party continue to work openly in Vietnam.I energetically protest against the Communist Party’s claim that I violated article 88 of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s criminal code by creating the Thang Tien Vietnam party and the Lac Hong federal party. This allegation is unconstitutional.I therefore call on my compatriots in Vietnam and abroad, all human rights organisations and the international press to support us – myself, the Thang Tien Vietnam party and the Lac Hong federal party – in our struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights in Vietnam.We will continue to denounce actions by the Communist Party of Vietnam that are unconstitutional and contrary to the spirt of the International Declaration of Human Rights, and we will continue to put pressure on the government to amend laws that are unjust.The Vietnamese people would thereby be able to enjoy respect for human and civil rights like the peoples of progressive countries.Nguyen PhongPresident of the Thang Tien Vietnam party Follow the news on Vietnam VietnamAsia – Pacific VietnamAsia – Pacific Father Nguyen Van Ly, the main editor of the dissident magazine Tu do Ngôn luan, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for propaganda against the government. Four other dissidents have also received jail terms. Reporters Without Borders calls on the international community to react in order to protect Vietnam’s dissidents. News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts Hue, 30 March 2007A parody of a trial has been staged by Vietnam’s communist government today, 30 March, in which Father Nguyen Van Ly, myself, Nguyen Binh Thanh, Hoang Thi Anh Dao and the teacher Le Thi Le Hang are charged with violating article 88 of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s criminal code.We are citizens of Vietnam who are struggling for freedom, democracy and human rights in Vietnam. Is it right that our leaders should want to build our country as they alone desire, going in the opposite direction to progress and human civilisation?Vietnam’s communist government accuses us of anti-government propaganda. We are citizens of Vietnam who should have the right to receive, store and disseminate all news and information in accordance with our own political feelings. This is entirely compatible with clauses 2 and 69 of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s constitution and entirely in the spirit of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.I founded the Thang Tien Vietnam (Vietnam Party for Progress) with the aim of advancing Vietnam’s progress in all areas by means of an open but peaceful struggle against the Communist Party. This party “for progress” joined with the party “for the people” to former the Lac Hong federal party (“Lac Hong” being the Vietnamese people’s legendary name).Nonetheless, Vietnam’s communist government accuses me of the crime of propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam despite the absence of a single paragraph in Vietnam’s laws establishing this as a crime.This will help you understand the “special treatment” that this wonderful communist government reserves for its fellow citizens! I still fail to understand how Vietnam’s communist government thinks. It is busy going against human progress and restricting freedom, democracy and human rights – values that Vietnamese citizens dream of enjoying.Anyone who reads or hears the lines cannot fail to suffer inside.The government delights and takes pride in imprisoning and forcing democrats to confess, and in forcing them to give up their activities.In the face of this utterly unscrupulous behaviour by Vietnam’s communist government, I am just an ordinary human being. But I am firmly resolved not retreat before this unjust court. I am firmly resolved to struggle even more for freedom, democracy and human rights.I am ready to offer my own personal suffering in exchange for these values for Vietnam.Nguyen PhongPresident of the Thang Tien Vietnam partyVideo of Nguyen Van Ly’s trial : Father Nguyen Van Ly, the editor of the magazine Tu do Ngon luan, and four other dissidents received long jail terms on 30 March. One of the dissidents, Nguyen Phong, is the founder of the Vietnam Party for Progress. He wrote two letters, on 17 and 30 March, to the international community in which he calls for more freedom in Vietnam. News —————–30.03.07Priest who edited dissident newspaper gets eight yearsReporters Without Borders said it was shocked by the prison sentences imposed today by a people’s court in the central city of Hue on Father Nguyen Van Ly and four other people who helped him produce a dissident publication called Tu do Ngôn luan. The court found them guilty of “propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.”Accepting the recommendations of prosecutor Tran Ky Thao, who accused Father Ly of “extremely serious violations against national security,” judge Bui Quoc Hiep sentenced him to eight years in prison. The other four received jail terms ranging from 18 months to six years.“The verdict and sentences handed down at the end of this summary trial are a slap in the face for the international community, which thought the Vietnamese regime was going to respect its international undertakings,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We call on the European Union to suspend its cooperation programmes in judicial matters, and we will ask the US government to put Vietnam back on the list of countries that do not respect freedom of opinion and religious freedom,” the organisation added. “If the international community does not react, all of Vietnam’s dissidents will be in danger.”Reporters Without Borders is posting the 24th issue of Tu do Ngôn luan on its website in homage to Father Ly.Foreign journalists who managed to enter the courtroom said the trial lasted about three hours. Weakened by a hunger strike, Father Ly refused to stand to give his name to the judge. After hearing the verdict, he shouted: “Down with the Communist Party of Vietnam!”The four other dissidents convicted with Ly acknowledged being members of the Progression Party of Vietnam, which was founded last year. Nguyen Phong, who received a six-year sentence, told the judge: “I will continue to fight for the values of freedom and democracy on behalf of the Vietnamese nation.” Nguyen Binh Thanh, who got five years, said everything he had done was in accordance with “international laws.” The other two defendants, Hoang Thi Anh Dao and Le Thi Le Hang, both women, received 18-month jail suspended terms.Two other dissidents, lawyers Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan, are expected to be tried soon for writing pro-democracy articles.A member of the Bloc 8406 pro-democracy movement, Father Ly has spent 14 of the last 24 years in prison for defending freedom of expression and worship. Detained from 1977 to 1978 and from 1983 to 1992, he received yet another prison sentence – 15 years – in October 2001 for activities linked to the defence of free expression. It was reduced several times and he was released in February 2004. April 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Message to international community from Nguyen Phong, dissident convicted with Father Ly Related documents Tu do Ngôn luanPDF – 1.85 MB April 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 22, 2021 Find out more Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison to go further April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Smithsonian Channel’s Popular Series Aerial America Returns With New Season: Win DVDs of New England Collection

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Smithsonian Channel’s popular series Aerial America takes flight with an all-new season this Sunday at 8 p.m.Plus Smithsonian Channel invites you to Times Square this Thursday and Friday to come see The Grand Canyon in 3-D. Play trivia, enter-to-win the $5,000 sweepstakes and more!Aerial America… Sunday nights at 8PM… Only on Smithsonian Channel.Long Island Press is giving away several copies of Aerial America: New England Collection.Simply send your first and last name in an email to [email protected] with AA DVD in the subject line.last_img read more

Dominica advance climate change efforts-Darroux

first_imgLocalNews Dominica advance climate change efforts-Darroux by: – June 8, 2012 Share Tweet Share 22 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Kenneth Darroux, Minister for EnvironmentDominica’s Environment Minister Hon.Dr. Kenneth Darroux says in spite of several challenges Dominica continues to demonstrate strong leadership in the area of climate change.The Minister made reference to a number of accomplishments made in Dominica when he addressed the nation on the United Nation’s observance of World Environment day on Tuesday June 05, 2012. The Minister noted that significant progress has been made in the areas of the protection of biodiversity, preservation of our rain forest, and strategies for promoting renewable energy.He said “other significant works being undertaken by the government would be our National Land Use Plan and Policy, which would seek to rationalize the use of our lands here in the Nature Isle”.Environment Minister Darroux also highlighted plans by Government to amend important pieces of legislation. “We are also in the process of modernizing, harmonizing and strengthening our environmnental legislation in an effort to ensure that the natural resources we now enjoy will still be here for coming generations to enjoy.A brand new Quarrying Act is now in the final stages of preparation….. and this is again to ensure that land-based activities such as quarrying are regularized and therefore reduce the impact both on our terrestial and marine environment.New Fisheries regulations are also in the pipeline to ensure our national food security and of course the livelihood of the future generations of fisherfolk”.Hon. Darroux said climate change has become a major threat to the ability of developing countries like Dominica to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. He noted that here in Dominica climate change have had severe impacts on the country’s agriculture, tourism, water, physical and coastal infrastructures.This he said has led to an increasingly high cost for adaptation, resulting in the diversion of funds which otherwise would have been used for social and economic development. The Minister expressed regret that to date, no consensus has been reached by the international community on the best way to deal with climate change concerns.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Duterte warns of ‘martial law-like’ virus lockdown

first_img“I’mjust asking for your disiplina. Kasi pag ayaw ninyo, ayaw ninyong maniwala, mag-takeover ang military pati pulis. I am ordering them now to be ready,” said Duterte in an address to the public on Thursday evening. President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has said on Thursday that the government is considering a “total lockdown” if the public continues to disobey the guidelines set by Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease. “Hindi po fake news na kinukunsidera ang total lockdown lalong lalo na kung magpapatuloy ‘yung mga pasaway sa ating mga kalsada,” Roque said. “Kapag hindi natin nabawasan ang mga kaso ng COVID, isa ‘yan sa option na ikukunsidera.”/PN “We understand the frustration on the part of President Rodrigo Duterte because despite knowing the danger of COVID-19 and repeated warnings, a lot of people continue to find ways and make excuses to violate the home quarantine and physical distancing rules,” Eleazar said. “The JTF COVID Shield is ready for any scenario and is always ready to comply with the President’s order,” Eleazar said in a statement. Eleazar also said that more cops have been deployed in public markets to ensure that social distancing is being observed. There are also additional forces along EDSA to curb the influx of non-essential vehicles. MANILA – President Rodrigo Dutertewarned he would order the military and police to enforce a “martial law-like” lockdownto stop people flouting the enhanced community quarantine imposed to curtailthe spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar, the commander of Joint Task Force COVID Shield, said that they have contingency measures ready to be implemented depending on what President Duterte will order. Since March 17, more or less 120,000 violators of the enhanced community quarantine have been recorded. A number of public utility vehicles have also been apprehended as their operations are temporarily banned. “Ang pulis pati military ang mag-enforce sa social distancing at ‘yung curfew. Sila na. Parang martial law na rin,” he added. “Mamili kayo. Ayaw ko, pero pagka naipit na yung bayan at walang disiplina kayo.”last_img read more

Man shoots at store employee after being asked to wear a mask

first_imgA Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he reportedly fired his gun at an employee of a cigar shop after the employee asked him to wear a face mask.The incident occurred Friday at  Cigars international in Bethlehem Township.Authorities say 35-year-old Adam Michael Zaborowski entered the shop while not wearing a mask and was told by employees that he could either put on a mask or use their curbside service.Zaborowski then reportedly “became irate, grabbed two cigars from a shelf and exited without paying,” according to sources.A store employee then followed Zaborokwski to his car to retrieve the merchandise when Zaborokwski fired his gun once in the air and then fired two shots at the employee.Thankfully the employee and a patron that was standing behind the employee were not injured in the shooting.Zaborokwski then fled the scene in his blue Dodge Dakota. He was then taken into custody the following day after engaging in a shootout with Pennsylvania State Police and Slatington Borough Police.According to the report, Zaborokwski has been hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. He is facing charges of attempted criminal homicide.last_img read more

Football: Blatter regret at overstaying FIFA tenure

first_imgBut FIFA assured last month “no investigation” had been opened into Infantino after sources said his role in the Confederation of African Football’s presidential elections was being looked into.“I don’t know about that, I only know that former FIFA colleagues addressed themselves because of him to the ethics committee and that three or four weeks later, they were thrown out of FIFA,” Blatter said.Ethics chiefs Hans-Joachim Eckert and Cornel Borbely were replaced in May at the annual FIFA Congress, with Borbely calling the decision “a setback in the fight against corruption”.Blatter also spoke out against the introduction of the video assistant review (VAR) system, currently being trialled at the Confederations Cup in Russia.“The game loses attractiveness… You have to leave referees to make mistakes, what FIFA are doing is delicate and dangerous,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Sepp Blatter (pictured) and deputies Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner tried to “enrich themselves” with $80 millionGeneva, Switzerland | AFP | Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, forced out as head of world football’s governing body amid a corruption scandal in 2015, admitted on Sunday he regretted not stepping down earlier.The 81-year-old was banned over ethics breaches, bringing an end to his 17-year reign as FIFA chief, following a suspect two million Swiss franc ($2 million, 1.8 million euro) payment to ex-UEFA president Michel Platini.“I should have stopped myself earlier,” Blatter said in an interview published by Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick, adding that his ousting as FIFA boss was “a relief”.Blatter, who was re-elected for a fifth term in May 2015 before promptly announcing his plans to resign, recalled the editor-in-chief of a Swiss magazine warning him the role of FIFA president had an expiration date.“‘At your place the date is 2014’, he told me, and I said to him that sometimes it’s written that the product can be consumed beyond this date if it’s stored in a cool place,” Blatter said.Blatter was also asked about a report in German newspaper Der Spiegel that current FIFA chief Gianni Infantino had feared being dismissed as the subject of another ethics committee investigation.Infantino was cleared last year by FIFA of ethics violations after investigating him over his use of private jets, personal expenses, hiring methods and a contract dispute.last_img read more

Florida woman arrested after being accused of renting out other people’s vacation homes

first_imgFort Lauderdale Police arrested a woman who is now charged for grand theft in a vacation rental fraud case.31-year-old Britnee Laren Theiss posted photos of a house on social media, saying it was for rent, but it was a vacation rental house she did not own.One man ended up paying Britnee a $1,400 deposit for the room. When the man moved into the home, he found out Britnee was not the actual home owner of the place.Two other victims also came forward and told police that the same exact situation happened to them.Fort Lauderdale detective Jesse Gossman, found Britnee and confronted her. At first she lied about to Gossman about her name, but eventually he was able to identify her as Britnee.She was arrested and taken to jail.Britnee posted bond and was released in March.last_img read more

Midget Leafs fill net en route to Tournament Title

first_imgNelson Maple Leaf Team No 2 out scored the opposition 38-13 en route to capturing the Nelson Midget House Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Maple Leaf Team No 2, along with six other teams from the Kootenays, Okanagan and USA, were in the Heritage City to compete in the eight-team event.Midget Leafs defeated Castlegar 5-2, South Okanagan 7-2, Idaho 9-0, before edging Penticton 8-7 overtime in a heart-stopping contest.Midget Leafs then pounded Castlegar 9-2 in the final.Driven by desire, determination and guidance from an attentive coaching staff, the Midget Leafs provided friends and family with an unforgettable weekend. Congratulations Nelson No 2. Pretty?This was a Picasso painting.last_img read more

Joe Pavelski’s injury raises concerns for Sharks as playoffs loom

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Enter Evander Kane. Exit Joe Pavelski.After making due without Kane and Erik Karlsson for seven games, the Sharks will now need to figure out a way to make ends meet without a two-time Norris Trophy winner and their captain. Joe Pavelski missed just his second game in eight years on Monday, sitting out the Sharks game against the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center with a lower-body injury.Pavelski appeared …last_img read more