Mounting concern about Ukrainian journalist held by separatists

first_imgNews When Aseyev went missing at the start of June 2017, the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) at first said nothing and then finally recognized that it was holding him. One of the few independent journalists to stay in Donetsk after the separatists took control, he reported for various Ukrainian newspapers and for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s local service under the pseudonym of Stanislav Vasin. RSF_en RSF_EECA Organisation According to former fellow detainees, he is being held in the former “Izoliatsiya” factory, which the separatists are using as one of their jails. The “DNR” is refusing for the time being to include him in a prisoner exchange with the Ukrainian government in Kiev. At the start of July, Firsov said Aseyev had begun a hunger strike in protest against the “DNR”’s refusal to give him medical care. Follow the news on Ukraine September 7, 2020 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more The annual “Donbass Media Forum” opened in the city of Kharkiv on 6 July with the adoption of a declaration calling on the “Normandy contact group” (Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France) to intercede to obtain Aseyev’s release. After holding Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev arbitrarily for more than a year, the separatists controlling the eastern city of Donetsk are apparently preparing to try him on a charge of spying. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for his immediate release.It seems that the self-proclaimed “authorities” in Donetsk want to provide Aseyev’s detention with a semblance of legality. Although he has not yet been formally charged, the separatists began in mid-July to publish what they claim to be extracts from his diary in order to give credence to the idea that he was a spy.Few people have been convinced by these “revelations” and a friend of Aseyev, Yegor Firsov, says he has Aseyev’s real diary and has posted photos of it on social networks. He also says that the separatists are trying to extract a confession from Aseyev by threatening to arrest his mother. In Donetsk, spying is punishable by 20 years in prison, or death in war-time. Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News The rest of Ukraine is ranked 101st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information center_img News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsImprisonedHostages to go further Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News March 26, 2021 Find out more “The little news of Stanislav Aseyev that reaches us is increasingly disturbing,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The separatists seem bent on persecuting this journalist, who dared to defy their news blockade and tell the rest of the country what was happening in Donetsk. We call on all parties to redouble efforts to obtain his swift release.” Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media The “DNR” and the “People’s Republic of Luhansk” (LNR) have become news and information black holes ever since Russian-backed separatists seized power in the Donbass (Donetsk and Luhansk regions) in the spring of 2014. The few remaining critical journalists have to operate clandestinely and visits by foreign observers are increasingly infrequent. Crimea has also been purged of its critical journalists and media since annexation by Russia in 2014. Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsImprisonedHostages July 25, 2018 Mounting concern about Ukrainian journalist held by separatistslast_img read more

God’s Purpose for Your Business

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Whenever most Christians think of serving the Lord, the normal ways in which we think that happen is if we become a pastor, missionary, evangelist, Sunday school teacher or on the worship team to name a few. These areas may or may not be a fit for you and many times, as business people, we feel like an outsider.Sure we want to serve the Lord but those areas of service just don’t excite us. Don’t feel guilty about how you feel but rest assured, you’re not alone. There are many business people that feel the same way you do and believe it or not, you can serve the Lord just where He has placed you. In your business.God has called you into business for a reason. No, it’s not just to make a lot of money so you can give to your church (although that is part of it) but to make an impact with your business. He does not use only the pastor of your church to reach people. He can use you in whatever you do, including in your business.So how can God use your business? First of all a good business starts by fulfilling an unmet need with a product or service that is second to none. If executed properly, the business should be profitable and positively impact the community around.Let’s think about what a successful business can do for the community:* Allow you to give more to your church or other charitable cause* Create jobs* Have positive influence within city government* Increased tax revenue for the city* Be a mentor to other business owners, school kids, even customers* Positively impact customers, vendors, employees and their familiesWhenever a business is successful it creates a platform in which people will listen to what the owner has to say. Whether you outwardly evangelize or if you just impact people with your actions, your business is your ministry and can reach people in a way that a pastor cannot.So, ask God what is the purpose for your business. Once you understand what that is, your business will take on a whole new meaning.If you’re curious about understanding what God’s purpose is for your business and how you can create a sustainable and more profitable business to fulfill His purpose, come check out WLI Marketplace under the direction of HROCK CHURCH in Pasadena, California.WLI Marketplace is a new entrepreneurial training center that shows business owners the principles of managing a profitable business based on God’s word taught by business owners and consultants who have decades of experience running profitable businesses based on biblical principles.An information meeting for this course will be held on Sunday, February 9th from 2p-5p at the HROCK CHURCH offices on 1610 E. Elizabeth St. room U-1, Pasadena. For more information contact [email protected] or (626) 720-8107 or visit http://wagnerleadership.org/live/course_desc_template_live_WM014.htm Faith Essays & Inspirations God’s Purpose for Your Business Article and Photo by HROCK CHURCH Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 11:59 am Community News 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a commentcenter_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Holcomb extends restrictions into late January, lifts pause on hospital elective procedures

first_img Holcomb extends restrictions into late January, lifts pause on hospital elective procedures Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Governor Eric Holcomb) You may have noticed that the number of people who have been reported dead from coronavirus has gone down the past couple of weeks. The number of people infected has also declined. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says don’t let that fool you.“It’s too soon to say that we have turned a corner,” she said at Wednesday’s COVID press conference. “We do expect that the number of cases is going to bounce back up in the coming weeks.”Box said one reason fewer cases are being reported is perhaps a decline in testing in December. But, the results of exposures during the Christmas holiday are still ahead.But, there have been fewer hospitalizations, which prompted Gov. Holcomb to modify his executive order, which now extends three weeks into the new year.Hospitals are not being required to pause elective surgeries. But, that could change if the numbers go the wrong way.The state’s positivity rate is now at 13.7 percent. It increased by two percent over the past week after a correction to the formula that is used to calculate that rate, and a recent change to the methodology. Every Indiana county that surrounds St. Joseph County is in the “red zone.”  St. Joseph County remains in the “orange zone.”Sen. Mike Braun hopped on the press conference, via Zoom from Washington, where the Senate is working on another possible relief direct payment. While that has not been finalized and may be far from it, Braun said you could be seeing the $600 direct payment already approved, in your bank account soon.Braun said the Paycheck Protection Program, which was renewed with the COVID Relief Bill, is geared this time more toward helping small businesses, with fewer employees.As for your New Year’s celebration, Box is offering the same advice she has for other holidays: stay home.But, if you’re not so inclined, she had some suggestions, “having a celebration with members of your immediate household, calling friends and families to count the new year together, or even planning a neighborhood countdown at midnight where people stand at the front of their homes or on the street and cheer at midnight.” Pinterest By Network Indiana – December 30, 2020 1 223 WhatsApp Previous articleBerrien County updates its COVID-19 vaccination effortNext articleAG Hill: No criminal charges for the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, regarding uncovered remains Network Indianalast_img read more

Iconic: Tyson Fury’s refusal to stay down eerily reminiscent of Ali-Frazier I

first_imgBoth Ali and Fury’s ability to pull themselves up after being seemingly down and out encapsulated their respective comeback stories. Ali refused to stay down after his country turned its back on him for his beliefs. His resiliency became the narrative for arguably the greatest figure in the history of sports. Ali getting up against Frazier simply characterized this legendary icon’s resolve. Although Fury is far from the icon that Ali would eventually become, his comeback story has become motivation for those who suffer from mental health issues. If drugs abuse and depression couldn’t keep Fury down, neither could a punch. It’s a symbol of strength and determination that will most certainly be used to inspire those who are battling mental illness and need a beacon of light to get them through the day. Nearly 50 years later, Tyson Fury produced one of the most iconic moments in heavyweight boxing history. The context of the story is just as important as the moment itself and proves that boxing continues to personify the struggle of humanity. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearForty-seven years later, Tyson Fury found himself in an eerily similar situation against the heavy-handed Deontay Wilder as the two clashed at Staples Center in a fight that was reminiscent in many ways to Ali-Frazier. And just like Ali did at Madison Square Garden, Tyson Fury rose from the dead after Wilder pulverized him with a left hook that would have caused just about any other fighter to be stretchered out of the arena. Like Ali, Fury was thought to be done for, only to bounce back to his feet as the boxing universe’s jaw collectively hit the floor. Although Wilder-Fury ended in a split draw, this was undeniably one of the most iconic moments in heavyweight boxing history and epitomized Fury’s remarkable comeback story. Before he was leveled by Frazier’s left hook, the undefeated Ali had spent three years away from the sport due to being suspended and stripped of his titles by the New York State Athletic Commission for refusing to be inducted in the U.S. Armed Forces for the war against Vietnam. Upon his return, Ali faced a pair of formidable, but not overly dangerous opponents such as Jerry Quarry and Oscar Bonavena, before taking on the powerful Frazier in an effort to regain the titles he was stripped of. Although Quarry and Bonavena were solid competition, there was concern regarding whether either opponent — particularly his struggles with Bonavena — would have properly set him up for what was to come. Few thought those fights would properly prepare him for the tenacious Frazier, but Ali proceeded to step into the ring despite losing his prime years being away from the sport. Although the fight was competitive, Frazier was ahead entering into the final round. While the fight itself was memorable, it would be Frazier’s hellacious punch to Ali’s chin that produced the iconic moment of the fight. Frazier’s signature punch landed with astounding power and dropped Ali like a sack of bricks. Most fighters wouldn’t have the wherewithal to even consider standing up. But Ali proved to be cut from a different cloth. Rather than stay down, Ali bounced back to his feet, his jaw grotesquely swollen from the impact of Frazier’s punch. Ali astoundingly survived the round and it epitomized the unbelievable resiliency that he possessed. Although he didn’t win the fight, he won the hearts of his naysayers with such a gutsy performance.   Like Ali, Fury entered the ring against Wilder having spent nearly three years away from the sport, albeit for different reasons. Fury, who usurped Wladimir Klitschko as the heavyweight champion in 2015, sank into depression, which led to drug and alcohol abuse, suicidal thoughts and tremendous weight gain. But a newfound determination saw “The Gypsy King” work himself back into fighting shape and mount a comeback to the ring. Like Ali, Fury faced a pair of underwhelming opponents in Francesco Pianeta and Sefer Sefari before throwing himself into the fire against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Pianeta and Sefari were far less talented than Quarry and Bonavena but were necessary for Fury to get rounds in before a big fight against the heavyweight champion. And like Frazier, Wilder was known for his voracious punching power that finished every opponent he stepped into the ring with. The fights against Pianeta and Sefari didn’t seem to prepare Fury for what he had to deal with against the powerful Wilder. Wilder-Fury played out differently than Ali-Frazier as Fury had the upper hand throughout the fight and Wilder was the one who was in need of a knockout as the rounds progressed. There are some parallels between Fury and Ali when it comes to fighting style as both share impressive footwork and defensive ability to go along with a flicking jab that disrupts the rhythm of their opponent. It should also be noted that Fury has gained just as much notoriety for his trash-talking ability as his in-ring prowess. The 12th round of Wilder-Fury would end up playing out in a similar fashion as Ali-Frazier nearly a half-century earlier. Wilder uncorked a right hand, followed by a blistering left hook that put Fury on his back. Fury had no business getting up from that punch — just like he had no business getting back into a boxing ring. But like Ali before him, the resiliency of a champion shined through as Fury bounced up from the canvas — with his wits seemingly intact — and fought to the final bell.  LOS ANGELES — Usually, the most dramatic moment in boxing is when a fighter goes down; not how he gets back up. But the latter was the case in 1971, when Muhammad Ali peeled himself off the canvas after Joe Frazier detonated a missile of a left hook squarely on the chin of the fighter formally known as Cassius Clay in the 15th and final round of their highly-anticipated showdown between unbeaten heavyweights known as “The Fight of the Century.” Although the fight itself was an instant classic that saw Frazier hand Ali his first defeat, that particular moment forever lived in infamy and epitomized Ali’s greatness and resiliency in the face of certain disaster. last_img read more