China blocks Reuters and Wall Street Journal sites

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more November 15, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 China blocks Reuters and Wall Street Journal sites Help by sharing this information News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures to go furthercenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns China’s censorship of the Chinese sites of Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, revealed today by Great Fire China, a site that monitors website blocking.“This latest blocking of foreign media websites is indicative of an almost Pavlovian reflex on the part of the government, which does not hesitate to flout freedom of information whenever an embarrassing news item is posted online,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The authorities have every interest in ending website blocking as it is counter-productive and contrary to China’s constitution principles.”Several media have linked the blocking of the Reuters and Wall Street Journal sites to reports of links between JP Morgan Chase and former Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s daughter Wen Ruchun, who operates as a consultant under the name of Lily Chang.The New York Times broke the story yesterday. Reuters picked it up and it then spread online.China is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 173rd out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Read the Reuters article in Chinese here. Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimeslast_img read more

#newmusic CHINA FIELD RECORDINGS – ‘Kotoia ta loa’

first_imgAdvertisement News#newmusic CHINA FIELD RECORDINGS – ‘Kotoia ta loa’By Eric Fitzgerald – July 25, 2014 740 Previous article#newmusic GOING 90 – ‘Slow’Next articleEmergency Road Closures Limerick Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Twitter Facebook Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Print LIMERICK musician and field recordist Brendan Donnelly, one part of China Field Recordings, has released a new track. Using portable recording equipment, Brendan and Basque musician Benat Fuentes travelled throughout the Zhejiang region in China capturing the sounds of rural Chinese folk and ethnic music. ‘Kotoia ta loa’ was created using sounds from Mr and Mrs Pan’s cotton workshop located on Hangzhou’s famous He Fang Street. Hear it at www.chinafieldrecordings.comSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up last_img read more

Everything you need to know about women’s basketball’s first male head coach, Jonathan Tsipis

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team will officially name Jonathan Tsipis as the new head coach Thursday.Tsipis, the former George Washington University head coach, brings an excellent track record as both an assistant and head coach in women’s college basketball. He will look to provide the program, which has been highly unsuccessful over the past several years, with a much-needed jolt of energy.The former head coach Bobbie Kelsey was fired earlier this month after five lackluster seasons.Here is what you need to know about the newest member of the UW family:Women’s Basketball: Badgers reportedly set to hire Jonathan Tsipis as program’s first male head coachThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team is set to hire their first male head coach in program history, pending approval at Read…Rebuilding is nothing new for TsipisTsipis inherited a GWU team that went 11-18 the previous season and was among the worst teams in the Atlantic 10 conference. It took the head coach no more than two seasons to turn the program back into one of the conference’s best. After going 14-16 in his first season, the team posted a 23-11 record in his second.From there, things only went up for Tsipis and the Generals, going 55-11 over the next two seasons. They earned at least a share of the conference and a trip to the NCAA tournament in each.Tsipis now faces a similar situation with the Wisconsin team, which went 7-22 in the 2015-16 season. With a large group of seniors departing, the new head coach will have a tough task ahead.Women’s basketball: Head coach fired after five lackluster seasonsIn the business of college sports, only winning matters, and for University of Wisconsin women’s basketball head coach Bobbie Kelsey, Read…Tsipis has found success at a larger program tooBefore being named the head coach at George Washington, Tsipis served as both an assistant and associate head coach at Notre Dame, which has one of the most successful women’s basketball programs in the entire country.During his time there, the team went 228-77, reaching the NCAA tournament every year. They also managed to reach the Sweet 16 three times and National Championship game twice.The highlight of his time at Notre Dame came during the 2008-09 season, when Tsipis was one of five coaches to receive the Coach of the Year honor. This award recognizes the best assistant coaches in the country.Tsipis has earned high praise from those he has worked underIn his time at Notre Dame, Tsipis worked under Muffet McGraw, one of the most successful head coaches in women’s college basketball history.McGraw had nothing but good things to say on about Wisconsin’s newest head coach during his final season on the Fighting Irish Staff.“[Tsipis] has done a tremendous job as our recruiting coordinator and his track record in terms of player development and game scouting is among the best in the country,” McGraw said. “I rely on him for his invaluable insights, passion and drive, and I’m looking forward to having him on the bench as we continue making our move back to the top of college basketball.“He’s a great teacher who stresses the fundamentals above everything else. His scouting reports and game preparation skills are also excellent, and he’s very poised and confident under pressure.”last_img read more