New Bolivian Interior Minister Believes Morales And Maduro Will End Up In Jail

first_imgBy AFP January 09, 2020 Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales and his Venezuelan ally Nicolás Maduro will end up in jail, because both leaders have “killed many people” in their effort to cling to power, Bolivian Interior Minister Arturo Murillo told AFP in an interview.Murillo believes that conditions are being met for Morales and Maduro to end up “in a cold jail,” he said, referring to the report the government is preparing against the former Bolivian president, which will be filed at the International Criminal Court of The Hague (ICC) for crimes against humanity. Last year, six countries filed charges against Maduro with similar accusations.The Bolivian transitional government attributes the 34 deaths recorded during the social unrest following his resignation on November 10, to Morales — in exile in Mexico — after the elections of October 20 that gave him a victory for a fourth term were annulled, and in which the Organization of American States found irregularities.“I think that the conditions are being met for Nicolás Maduro to join Evo Morales in some prison in The Hague; that’s being prepared,” Murillo told AFP.“Nicolás Maduro will end up in a very cold jail along with Evo Morales because they killed a lot of people and damaged their countries for power,” he added.Last year, Maduro was denounced by Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru, before the international court for crimes against humanity in Venezuela since February 2014.The Bolivian minister ruled out that Morales would return to power, as Maduro said on December 4 in Caracas.“Evo Morales might come back, but no one guarantees that he won’t go directly to jail,” Murillo said.Morales “lost the opportunity to exit with dignity,” the minister said. “He didn’t do things right; ambition and his closed circle of corrupt people and narcotraffickers convinced him” to run for a fourth consecutive term, although a referendum denied him that possibility in 2016.“They tickled his ear, making him believe that he was a god,” Murillo said, but “he is a human being who has committed many crimes that he will have to pay for on this Earth.”In 2017, Morales got the Constitutional Court to enable him to run for indefinite re-election, which was considered a human right.“Terrible interference”Venezuela and Cuba are under scrutiny by the new Bolivian transitional government, which accuses them of “terrible interference” during Morales’ 14 years in power before he resigned amid a serious political crisis.One of the first measures of right-wing Interim President Jeanine Áñez was precisely the expulsion of all the Venezuelan embassy officials in La Paz, due to “violation of diplomatic norms,” for allegedly interfering in internal affairs.“The people who represented Maduro were engaging in terrible interference in the country, and obviously they had operators causing terror and fear” amid the violence unleashed in October and November, Murillo said.The Áñez administration, along with more than 50 countries, has recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the Venezuelan president.last_img read more

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Family First launch Netflix competitor

first_imgStuff co.nz 23 December 2015Conservative lobby group Family First have launched an online TV service for parents worried about exposing their children to offensive content.The online streaming service, called “Family First TV”, allows families to rent or buy content with granular controls over who can see what. It also offers a large amount of political content from Family First for free.Family First trumpet the granular parental controls as the main innovation within the service. The system is split into four separate five point scales – language, violence, sexual themes, and adult themes.For example, a “1” on the sexual themes scale signifies an on-screen kiss or a partially naked character, while a “3” signified implied intercourse – such as a “morning after” scene.Parents can create different profiles for children with fine tuned levels, and assign credits for them to rent or buy the content.Spokesman Nick Hitchins argued that sticker ratings don’t give parents enough control over the content their children see.“A PG can be anything from fantasy swordfighting in Puss in Boots through to teenagers kissing behind the bush through to people using some quite colourful language,” he said.“Instantly,our insights panel gives families the ability to say ‘what is going to occur in this that might concern me’.”Hitchins points to the M-rated Star Wars: The Force Awakens as an example of this imprecise rating.“Parents are suddenly in a quandary. M in my mind suddenly feels like I would tell my kid they need to be sixteen before they can watch that. Now comes Star Wars which used to be pretty much PG all the way through.”Michelle Baker from the Office of Film and Literature Classification said they were always happy for parents to look up extra information on films they wanted to show their children.“We would like to put as much information as we can on the sticker, but there are some limitations on the physical label,” she said.“At the end of the day our classifications are based on criteria set out in legislation. There are things we are told to give weight too, to consider, but people might have certain sensitivities around content we don’t cover.”“For example, religious and political content is not a part of our filter. We’ve had complaints in the past around magic in Harry Potter.”Baker also noted the low-level ratings were crossrated from other countries.Parent of two Sarah Bicknell often went online to look up more information about what was in a film before showing it to her children.“Especially if I have other kids coming around, to make sure it’s suitable for them as well as mine.”Bicknell liked the idea of an accessible and precise rating system. Often movies aimed at children with low ratings still contained content that might be problematic.“Recently there was a Tinker Bell movie out, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, which was rated G, and all the other Tinker Bells have been really easy and good for this kids, but this particular one had some really scary scenes, and one really sad scene. I went online and decided not to choose it.”Hitchins said the service was a proactive way to preserve family values.“Here’s a tool which we believe families can use to help preserve the values we’ve spent the rest of the year talking about. We’ve obviously been in the media recently talking about censorship and the importance of keeping kids safe.”Family First made headlines earlier this year for the part they played in banning Ted Dawes’ book Into The River.The political content on the service includes advocacy documentaries You’re Teaching My Child What? and My Mummy’s A Criminal. Family First were partnered with a service called Good TV to actually deliver both the ratings and the content.No revenue would be collected by Family First themselves.http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/75397223/Family-First-launch-Netflix-competitor?cid=app-iPhone Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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PSG draw at Amiens after remarkable comeback

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up A second-string side by Paris St-Germain were held to a 4-4 draw at struggling Amiens in Ligue 1 on Saturday. After erasing a three-goal deficit, they then went on to concede a stoppage time-equaliser. The result left PSG 13 points clear of second-placed Olympique de Marseille after manager Thomas Tuchel rested several regular starters. This was done ahead of Tuesday’s first leg tie of their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash with Borussia Dortmund. The makeshift line-up, with midfielder Ander Herrera playing in an unfamiliar right-back role, looked all at sea in the opening half. This was after goals from Serhou Guirassy, Gael Kakuta and Fousseni Diabate gave 19th-placed Amiens a 3-0 lead. Guirassy fired Amiens ahead with a crisp fifth minute finish and Kakuta made it 2-0 with a rasping shot from 18 metres, which gave visiting goalkeeper Keylor Navas no chance. A huge shock seemed on the cards as Diabate capped a jinking run through the middle with a low shot which went in off the post. But Herrera pulled one back for the French champions on the stroke of half-time when he steered in a Julian Draxler corner kick. The Spaniard’s goal helped turn the match as a pair of headers from centre-back Tanguy Kouassi levelled the scores inside the opening 20 minutes of the second half. Amiens had again been undone by set-pieces as Draxler swung in another corner-kick for Kouassi to rise above his marker and head intot he net. Five minutes later, the defender met Angel Di Maria’s cross at the far post to silence the home fans. With Amiens on the back foot, it was no surprise that PSG grabbed a 4-3 lead in the 74th minute. Mauro Icardi popped up at the far post and tapped in a fine low cross by Juan Bernat. But the visitors then missed several gilt-edged chances with Edinson Cavani, who was looking for his 200th goal for PSG in all competitions, particularly guilty of poor finishing. His astonishing miss in the dying minutes was punished moments later at the other end. Guirassy levelled with a fine finish from inside the penalty area after he was put through by substitute Quentin Cornette. In the evening’s most entertaining fixture, ninth-placed Girondins Bordeaux missed a chance to move into the top six as they were held to a 2-2 home draw by Dijon. The visitors dropped one place to 18th. Mounir Chouiar fired Dijon ahead early on when he capped a fast break and then salvaged a point for the visitors in the closing stages with a delightful shot. That was after Bordeaux’s Hwaing Ui-Jo and Jimmy Briand had cancelled out his opener. Bottom team Toulouse are staring at relegation after a 2-0 home defeat by Nice, who are eighth, left them 14 points adrift of the safety zone. Nimes beat visiting Angers 1-0 to climb out of the bottom three. Marseille visit fourth-placed Lille and Stade Reims are at home to Rennes, who are third, in Sunday’s stand-out fixtures. Reuters/NAN.Tags: AmiensMauro IcardiPSGThomas TuchelUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

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Emmanuel Dennis: Beckoning on Gernot Rohr

first_imgAnd it was the 21-year-old that created the final goal of the contest at the Jan Breydel Stadium when he set up Wesley in the 80th minute.Such was his performance that his manager, Ivan Leno could not help lauding the improvement he has made this term, while even drawing comparisons with two of the game’s greatest players.“The difference between today’s Dennis and that of three months ago is that he continues to play in turbo after twenty or thirty minutes,”  Leko said in his press conference.“He can provide extra motivation for top matches but in the past, he sometimes stops playing football after one goal or assists. That is no longer the case.“Whether he will ever be able to reach the Ronaldo or Messi level? He has a lot of talent but will still have to eat a lot of sandwiches.”After helping Club Brugge break 21 years curse by beating Anderlecht 3-2 in away at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium penultimate week in which the Abuja-born star found the target in the 34th minute to put his side two-goal up, after Wesley Moraes’s early opener.The Dream VII star use his Twitter to celebrate the win after 30 attempts in 21 seasons since 1998 before breaking the jinx of defeating Anderlecht in the Belgium Jupiler.Dennis has now scored his sixth goal of the season and is already dreaming of UEFA Champions League football and the win for Club Brugge just see them one point adrift of the Jupiler League leaders Genk and Anderlecht are suddenly fifth, occupying a non-European place on the standings. Dennis is a product of the Accademia di Abuja had before now played for the Nigerian U-15 national team.In March 2016, he signed a contract with Ukrainian club FC Zorya Luhansk, playing in the Ukrainian Premier League and made his debut for FC Zorya on July  24, 2016, where he scored on bus debut.Dennis started the season on the bench mostly before given his UEFA Europa League debut against Feyenoord on November 2. After impressing against Feyenoord, he got to play the other group stages games, with Zorya ending up getting eliminated from the group after finishing last. Dennis hadn’t however gone unnoticed though, with both Manchester City and an unknown German top club showing interest in signing him in the winter transfer window. He instead ended up staying with Zorya for the rest of the season, helping them to a third place in the league with his six goals in 22 league appearances.In 2017, Club Brugge announced that they had signed Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis from Zorya on a four-year-contract of a fee worth €1.2 million, and was given the number 42 by his new club. He started the season extremely well, scoring five goals in six matches including a goal in his debut against Istanbul Basaksehir and a brace against Lokeren.Dennis continued his fine form in the playoff round, scoring for the second consecutive game to help Club Brugge with a perfect start in the playoffs as they push the chase on Genk in the race for the league title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With the Africa Cup of Nations billed for Egypt just around the corner, Club Brugge winger, Emmanuel Dennis is pressing Nigerian national team gaffer, Gernot Rohr, for a chance at the biennial competition with the rate he has been painting the Belgian League with goalsThe Nigeria U-23 winger Emmanuel Dennis continued his impressive streak of form after scoring for the second consecutive game as Club Brugge made light work of Standard Liege 4-0 in a Belgian First Division game on Monday evening.The Brugge No. 42 headed home a Hans Vanaken’s delivery on the 39th-minute mark to stretch his side’s lead, his seventh goal from his 20 league appearances so far this season.last_img read more

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