Editor of online newspaper Candonga released after two weeks in custody

first_img September 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of online newspaper Candonga released after two weeks in custody May 6, 2020 Find out more News (Photo: Yosvany Anzardo Hernández) RSF_en CubaAmericas Editor of online newspaper Candonga, Yosvany Anzardo Hernández, was finally released in the absence of evidence against him on 23 September after two weeks in custody, the Miami-based online website Payolibre reported Speaking after his release, Anzardo said that Lieutenant Orgellez at Pedernales prison in Holguín, took him out of his cell and apologised, before taking him to a patrol car in which he was driven home. to go further ————–Authorities block websites, detain 26th journalistTwo bloggers, Luis Felipe González Rojas and Yosvany Anzardo Hernández, were arrested and beaten by police in the eastern city of Holguín on 10 September and their computers were confiscated. González was released after four hours but Anzardo is still being held. His detention brings the number of detained journalists in Cuba to 26.The interview González recently gave to Miami-based Radio Marti was the probable reason for his arrest. He also keeps a blog called Animal de Ancatarilla (www.cubaencuentro.com). Anzardo is the editor of Candonga (www.candonga.org), an online newspaper for Cubans in Cuba that is currently inaccessible. He has also been reporting for the Miami-based website Payo Libre for more than three years. Payo Libre editor Pablo Rodriguez Carvajal said Anzardo has not been able to communicate with his family since his arrest.“The authorities are going out of their way to stifle any online expression of the civil society that is emerging in Cuba,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This censorship reflects the government’s refusal to accept the current and future changes on the island, which are escaping its control.”The press freedom organisation added: “It is high time that the foreign embassies in Havana remind the Cuban government of the obligations that result from its having signed the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in February 2008.”The website of Voces Cubanas (http://vocescubanas.com/), a platform that supports independent Cuban bloggers, has meanwhile been inaccessible within Cuba since 28 August. The same goes for the Payo Libre website since 10 September. The blog of Lia Villares (www.habanemia.blogspot.com) is also blocked, as is Yoani Sánchez’s blog, Generación Y (www.desdecuba.com/generaciony/).The Cuban government often blocks websites dedicated to daily life on the island, only to restore access after a relatively short period. This repeated censorship tactic is way of discouraging alternative sources of news and information while misleading the foreign media, which are not well represented on the island and are closely monitored by the authorities.Internet obstacle courseAs Iván García Quintero says in his blog Penúltimas Días, getting access to the Internet is a Kakfaesque obstacle course for bloggers and everyone else in Cuba, which has one of the lowest rates of Internet access in the western hemisphere. According to official sources, 13 per cent of the population is online but in practice the rate is probably lower.A public Internet connection costs six dollars an hour in a country in which the average monthly salary is the equivalent of 20 dollars, while very few Cubans have private access to the Internet. Aside from the fact that all private connections must be approved by the only Internet Service Provider, the state-owned ETECSA, computer equipment is prohibitively expensive because retail prices are the same as in western countries while, in general, the population’s purchasing power is 100 times smaller. Furthermore, connections are extremely slow, so slow that bloggers say they cannot always read what they themselves have posted online.The Dutch embassy and the US Interests Section offer free Internet access of much better quality to the public, but several hours of waiting is often necessary in order to use it. After Raúl Castro took over as president, the government lifted a ban on Cubans entering tourist hotels, which have better connections. But supervision has been reinforced again and several bloggers such as Yoani Sánchez have turned away when they tried to enter hotels.Finally, several sources say that the University of Computer Sciences is helping to monitor and censor the Internet in Cuba.With 26 journalists detained, Cuba currently ranks alongside Iran as the world’s third biggest prison for journalists, following Eritrea and China. The imprisoned journalists include Reporters Without Borders correspondent Ricardo González Alfonso, who has been held since March 2003.The western hemisphere’s last dictatorship was ranked 169th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. 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Yankee Legend Whitey Ford Dies At 91

first_imgImage by Bowman Gum / MGN Online.LONG ISLAND — The New York Yankee’s all-time winningest pitcher and Hall of Famer, Whitey Ford, died Thursday night at his Long Island home.The cause Ford’s death was not released by the family or the Yankees organization.Edward Charles Ford was born Oct 21, 1928, and grew up in Queens. He made his major league debut for the Yankees in 1950 and spent his entire career with the team.Ford posted a record of 236-106 during a career that spanned 16 seasons. He went 10-8 in 11 World Series. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Over the course of his career he was named to 10 All-Star teams, won three pitcher of the year awards, a Cy Young Award and a Most Valuable Player Award. At the end of his career, Ford topped out at a salary of $60,000 per year. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NBA HORSE tournament results: Highlights, best shots from bracket’s opening round

first_imgTrae Young vs. Chauncey Billups7:32 p.m.: FINAL: Chauncey Billups wins his first round matchup. After starting out up three, Young falls apart and doesn’t gain another point on Billups, who eliminates Young with a banked 3. Young didn’t attempt a single long-range shot. That should be considered a major disappointment.”That’s the way to respect your elders, Trae!” 🤣 pic.twitter.com/3J7v4ifbVW— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 12, 2020If I’m gonna lose, I’m gonna have to lose to a Legend 🤷🏽‍♂️ and a mentor of mine✊🏽 Good Game… but believe me, we running it back next time I come visit you in Denver @1MrBigShot Deal? 💯🤣 #ImReadyToPlayForealAgain— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 13, 2020🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀 @1MrBigShot comes back from down H-O to nothing and defeats @TheTraeYoung in the opening round of the NBA Horse Challenge on ESPN!— NBA (@NBA) April 12, 20207:25 p.m.: Billups has grinded his way back into this matchup. Both players are at H-O-R now.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀 @1MrBigShot gets @TheTraeYoung to H-O-R with 3 straight makes!📺: ESPN pic.twitter.com/mZDgCNxS31— NBA (@NBA) April 12, 20207:15 p.m.: Billups starts off with a bone-headed miss.Trae gave Chauncey a H with the easy bucket 🤣 pic.twitter.com/Fl80GFCBb6— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 12, 2020 The NBA HORSE Competition produced plenty of first-round highlights on Sunday.Six current and former NBA players and two WNBA stars are involved in a televised HORSE tournament from their own backyards, trying to claim a quarantine crown in front of a national audience. Retired guard Chauncey Billups upset Trae Young, while Allie Quigley knocked off Chris Paul to advance to the semifinals. Billups will face Mike Conley next. Quigley will face Zach LaVine.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀The NBA Horse Challenge presented by State Farm semifinals are set! @1MrBigShot vs. @MCONLEY10 @ZachLaVine vs. @alliequigleySemifinals & Finals: Thursday 4/16 at 9 PM ET on ESPN— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 2020MORE: Who is Allie Quigley? A look at the WNBA sharpshooterSporting News provided live updates of the action:Results, highlights, best shots from NBA HORSEChris Paul vs. Allie Quigley8:57 p.m.: FINAL: Quigley knocks off Paul in a close one. Paul’s attempted bank shot to stay alive rimmed out.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀 @alliequigley takes down @CP3 to advance in the NBA HORSE Challenge presented by State Farm! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/SmITbzaqi3— WNBA (@WNBA) April 13, 20208:56 p.m.: Both players are at H-O-R-S now. This shot got CP3 going.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀Clever shot by @CP3 to stay afloat in Round 1!NBA Horse Challenge presented by State Farm pic.twitter.com/6XqNDMYYnE— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 20208:49 p.m.: Paul is up to H-O-R-S.8:39 p.m.: Quigley hits a layup while sitting down, and Paul fails to match it. Paul now has H-O.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀 @alliequigley knocks down the Pistol Pete Maravich homage‼️She leads @CP3 H-O to H in Round 1 of the NBA Horse Challenge presented by State Farm on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/TDnnPFqTRN— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 20208:34 p.m.: The final quarterfinals matchup of the evening is underway.Zach LaVine vs. Paul Pierce8:25 p.m.: FINAL: LaVine shuts out Pierce.🏀 NBA HORSE Challenge 🏀”I’m in the dirt. Show him I’m in the dirt.” @ZachLaVine wins in a familiar way… with a deep triple.📺: NBA Horse Challenge presented by State Farm onESPN pic.twitter.com/XyNZYjKO6k— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 2020Shutout! pic.twitter.com/i3YuvGtu9o— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 13, 20208:13 p.m.: Basically LaVine has realized that while he can’t dunk, he can just hang in the air on layups. Pierce, owner of far less athletic legs, is up to H-O-R as a result.8:06 p.m.: LaVine is hitting everything in the early going. Pierce is up to H-O.Zach giving PP34 the work early! @ZachLavine : NO LETTERS @PaulPierce34 : H-O🎥: @espn pic.twitter.com/1hzY2PSUr6— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 13, 20208:02 p.m.: LaVine can’t dunk in this competition (per tournament rules). Let’s see if his shooting can hold up against a king of basketball fundementals.Mike Conley vs. Tamika Catchings7:55 p.m.: FINAL: Conley wins easily. Conley saves his best shot for last, knocking down a behind the backboard layup.MIKE CONLEY’S WINNING SHOT! He advances to the semifinals 🏀Good game, @Catchin24 ❤️📺: @espn pic.twitter.com/MVXRW3cJzL— utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 12, 20207:50 p.m.: Catchings is in danger of being shut out. She’s at H-O-R-S without getting anything on Conley.Mike without any letters 💅📺: @espn pic.twitter.com/MQAOp0jJjt— utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 12, 20207:44 p.m.: Conley takes a one-letter lead with an off-hand effort.Mike’s not-so-secret weapon: Using his “weak hand”**Mike Conley does not have a weak hand📺: @ESPN pic.twitter.com/xyKDZyXCsm— utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 12, 20207:40 p.m.: Catchings and Conley match each other with 360 layups in the early going.last_img read more