News Prachatai said Taweesak was accompanying the threeactivists to Ban Pong police station after a total of 18 activistswere summoned to report to the police for allegedly organizingillegal political meetings. Taweesak and the three NDM activists werefreed today on bail of 140,000 baht (3,600 euros). Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom The booklets and “Vote No” stickers were to have been distributedahead of the referendum on the proposed constitution that will beheld on 7 August. May 12, 2021 Find out more News RSF issued a report on the situation in Thailand in November 2015.Entitled “Media hounded by junta since 2014 coup,” it urges theThai authorities to stop using draconian media legislation in orderto gag critical and independent media, censor the Internet and spy onbloggers and anyone posting “critical” information on socialnetworks. Taweesak and the three NDM activists he was accompanying werearrested yesterday morning in the central district of Ban Pong andwere questioned about NDM-published booklets found in their vehiclethat criticize the Thai junta’s proposed constitution. Receive email alerts Prachatai reporter Taweesak Kerdpoka (right) Source:Prachatai Ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Thailand has seen drastic curbs placed on media freedom sincethe military staged a coup in May 2014. August 21, 2020 Find out more News News “It is unacceptable that local officials, acting under the junta’sauthority, fail to distinguish between political activists and ajournalist who is covering their activities,” said Benjamin Ismaïl,the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Thai authorities to withdraw all charges against Taweesak Kerdpoka, a reporter for the independent news website Prachatai, who was arrested yesterday while covering the activities of members of the opposition New Democracy Movement (NDM) and was released on bail today. Help by sharing this information July 11, 2016 RSF urges Thai junta to drop charges against website reporter June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Judicial harassment If convicted, they face a possible 10-year jail sentence, a fine ofup to 200,000 baht, and suspension of their electoral rights for fiveyears. Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years to go further Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Follow the news on Thailand RSF_en “As if violating the fundamental freedoms of assembly and opinionwere not enough, the authorities are compounding their crimes by alsoviolating freedom of information and media freedom. What will comenext? Arresting the journalists who cover these arbitrary arrests?The government must tolerate the media reporting of the critical views ofopposition.” ThailandAsia – Pacific Judicial harassment Organisation Taweesak and the three activists are charged with violating Article61(2) of the Referendum Act, which prohibits publishing or broadcasting“false,” “vulgar,” “inciteful” or “intimidating”information about the constitutional referendum.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm NEWARK, N.J. — Scoop Jardine knows the curveball is coming. It’s not going to stop. In preparation for it, on certain plays, he tests the waters with specific sets and attacks to see what the opposition has transformed into: zone or man-to-man.A changeup may be a better way to describe it, though, as all season Syracuse’s opponents have changed up their defenses in an attempt to throw the fastbreak-friendly No. 4 Orange off. From play to play. Sometimes, even, in-play.‘We have seen it all year,’ Jardine said. ‘A lot of teams are playing us zone. And some matchup.’Through 15 games, the point guard Jardine and SU surfed through early season struggles and adjusted well to the two-faced defenses of Detroit, William & Mary and a bevy of other opponents. But Saturday, Seton Hall threw a little extra, tenacious kink against Syracuse’s offensive attack. It threw Jardine off as he directed SU to a season-low 20 first-half points.The 20 points left SU head coach Jim Boeheim without answers at the postgame podium in the Prudential Center as to why the Orange’s offensive attack stalled. The rhythm wasn’t there.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘For whatever reason, we lost our offensive rhythm,’ Boeheim said. ‘We have been playing with great offensive rhythm.’Jardine, Joseph and Triche said the lack of rhythm stemmed from the back-and-forth from zone to man of Seton Hall. Solemnly sitting with an ice pack on his leg postgame, Joseph said SU has several offensive sets that are affected against the zone. It has the veteran slightly concerned heading into a date with St. John’s matchup-zone Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.Until then, Joseph, Jardine and Triche are left to think about the plays that affected SU’s sets in Newark Saturday. They were the story of the first half. And the play that ended the half encapsulated it all.After Boeheim took a timeout with 30 seconds left in the half, SU up two, he schemed an attacking play for Jardine. The original plan consisted of flanking four total SU players — two apiece on the left and right — each duo an arm’s length from the sideline. Then SU would take time off the clock while Jardine, Triche and Dion Waiters passed the ball amongst themselves. At the right time, Jardine would drive the lane, while Joseph and James Southerland cut backdoor, and he would either lob it to one of them or shoot himself.But that plan was for man-to-man defense.And the plan ended up falling apart in Triche’s hands as he forced a drive to the basket against the SHU zone. Jardine and Triche both recognized Seton Hall’s switch and tried to communicate to each other, with Jardine motioning for Triche to go inside, Triche said. Triche tried to make a one-on-one play against the Zone, but turned the ball over on a SHU trap in the lane.It was just one breakdown, but a breakdown which shows the No. 4 team in the nation still has kinks to iron out. Kinks that Big East teams will continue to try and prod out of Jardine and the Orange.‘On that play,’ Jardine said. ‘They started out, we thought they were going to be in man. And Triche thought they were going to be in man, and just dribble to try and get something going.’[email protected]
SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Formula One team Williams is hoping its new American owners can restore its position at the top of the sport after a number of difficult years — even if that means ending an era of family ownership.Williams announced Friday it has been bought by American-based investment firm Dorilton Capital, after being put up for sale in May, as it looks to revive its fortunes. The British team finished rock bottom in the constructors’ standings in the past two seasons, scoring only one point from Robert Kubica’s 10th-place finish in 2019.Team principal Claire Williams is optimistic that the team, which has shown signs of improvement this ongoing season, can become competitive again under its new owners.“We wanted to find a partner who shared the same passion and values, who recognized the team’s potential and who could unlock its power. In Dorilton we know we have found exactly that,” she said. “People who understand the sport and what it takes to be successful. People who respect the team’s legacy and will do everything to ensure it succeeds in the future.”Williams has won seven drivers’ championships and nine constructors’ titles since entering the F1 grid in 1977. However, the last of those came with Jacques Villeneuve behind the wheel in 1997.“This may be the end of an era for Williams as a family-owned team, but we know it is in good hands,” said Williams, whose father, Frank Williams, founded the team along with Patrick Head and who owns 52 percent of the shares. “The sale ensures the team’s survival but most importantly will provide a path to success.”The team will continue to race under the Williams name and remain at its English base in Oxfordshire.Dorilton Capital owns companies in the industrial, healthcare and specialty manufacturing services. It said it has no plans to move Williams away from its traditional headquarters, or to immediately reshuffle management.The announcement of the purchase comes in the week all 10 teams in F1 signed up to the new Concorde Agreement governing the sport, which runs from 2021-2025 and has been designed to ensure a more level-playing field in the future.Image credits: AP LIVE TV First Published: 22nd August, 2020 07:47 IST COMMENT Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 07:47 IST Williams F1 Hopes Selling To US-based Firm Revives Fortunes Formula One team Williams is hoping its new American owners can restore its position at the top of the sport after a number of difficult years — even if that means ending an era of family ownership FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE