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RussiaEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders expresses deep sorrow at news of the death of Mikhail Beketov (Михаил Бекетов), who never fully recovered from injuries suffered in a violent attack in 2008 – a reprisal for his environmental-protection reporting.Editor in chief of Khimkinskaya Pravda in the city of Khimki, and a fierce defender of local land resources, Beketov led opposition to a plan to build a highway through a nearby forest.On 13 November 2008, Beketov was beaten and left for dead. Though he survived the attack, he spent months in a coma, and had a leg and several fingers amputated. In addition, head injuries left Beketov unable to speak. By 2011, thanks to his extraordinary strength of will, and a prosthetic leg and crutches, he did regain the ability to walk. The shock caused by the attack forced the government to commit itself to ending impunity for crimes against the press. Nevertheless, Reporters Without Borders notes that Beketov’s attackers were never identified.“Mikhail Beketov fought to the end,” the press freedom organization said. “He was a symbol of a Russia that struggles, of a civil society that has arisen over the past year to demand respect. Today, it is more important than ever that his attackers be brought to justice. We demand the truth.” RussiaEurope – Central Asia (Photo: Grigoriy Sisoyev / RIA Novosti; Andrey Stenin / RIA Novosti) News May 21, 2021 Find out more April 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mikhail Beketov: a fighter for press freedom News News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Help by sharing this information to go further Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Follow the news on Russia RSF_en read more
More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Tags: Dressage, Olympics, Equestrian Canada, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Equestrian Canada (EC) and the Brosda family are pleased to announce Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint-Bruno, QC, as the recipient of the $10,000 Brosda Olympic Bursary for 2021.“The Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund was created to honour our exceptional daughter, who tragically passed away before she could realize the Olympic dream that meant so much to her,” explained Élisabeth’s mother, Marie-France Maisonneuve, and step-father, Sébastien Normand. “Time and time again, Brittany has proved that she shares Élisabeth’s passion for excellence – both inside and outside of the ring – and dedication to being part of the Canadian Dressage Team. With continued support from EC and the Horsepower Foundation, we are pleased to award Brittany with this year’s bursary as the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games draw near.”Fraser-Beaulieu was also awarded the Brosda Bursary in 2018 and 2020. Her selection for a third year speaks to her demonstrated ability to make a mark for Canada on the Olympic stage aboard her trusted partner, All In (Tango x Damiro), a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding that Fraser-Beaulieu co-owns with her father, Craig Fraser, and husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu.Fraser-Beaulieu and All In have been the highest placed Canadian combination on the FEI Dressage World Ranking for four years running and consistently make the EC National Team Program (NTP) Dressage National Squad. Coached by Canadian Olympians, Ashley Holzer and Jacqueline Brooks, the partnership recently scored within striking distances of the elusive 80% at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL.In addition to Fraser-Beaulieu’s consistency in FEI level competition, the Bursary High Performance Advisory Group selected Fraser-Beaulieu because of the thoroughness and leadership illustrated in her application.“I am once again honoured to have received the Brosda Bursary in memory of Élisabeth,” said Fraser-Beaulieu. “Élisabeth was an enthusiastic rider whom I had the privilege of coaching. She had dreams of also competing at the Olympics. This bursary will go towards training and competition costs leading up to the 2020 Olympics. I am very grateful to be back in the competition ring with All In during these unprecedented times.”As the successful candidate for 2021, Fraser-Beaulieu will be an ambassador for the Brosda Olympic Bursary, promoting the Olympic values of excellence, teamwork, leadership and fair play, and sharing her stories and experiences through public speaking engagements and on social media.About the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial FundOn behalf of the Brosda family, EC is honoured to facilitate support for the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund through the Horsepower Foundation – a fundraising program created by EC, in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Foundation, to inspire and support Canadians to embrace lifelong participation in equestrian activities.As a lasting legacy in memory of Élisabeth Brosda, funds donated to the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund are directed specifically to the annual Brosda Olympic Bursary. Donations to the Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund can be made online or by cheque. Please make cheques out to the Canadian Olympic Foundation and include Élisabeth Brosda Memorial Fund in the memo area of the cheque. Cheques can be mailed to: Canadian Olympic Foundation, 250 Yonge St., Suite 3000, PO Box 19, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5B 2L7. Tax receipts can be provided for donations over $10.For more information on the Brosda Olympic Bursary, visit here. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews Email* read more
By Dialogo January 18, 2010 The cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) arrived off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 17 to support Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE, the joint U.S. military relief effort for earthquake victims. Normandy, homeported in Norfolk, Va., will support relief efforts by providing air surveillance for the heavy air traffic in the area. The ship will also act as a ready deck, or an at sea platform able to accept helicopters on deck and provide refueling services. Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 46, from Mayport, Fla., has two SH-60B helicopters onboard Normandy and will also contribute to the relief efforts with additional air lift support. *Vinson Receives Haitian MEDEVAC Patients * The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received seven injured Haitian civilians at approximately 7:30 p.m. EST Jan. 16 when a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter on a MEDEVAC mission was forced to divert due to weather. The helicopter was taking the earthquake victims from Port-Au-Prince to a hospital near Cape Haitien on the island’s northern coast. The ship’s medical personnel are currently treating the seven Haitians, including a two-hour old infant. The aircraft carrier, which arrived on scene within 72 hours of tasking, is supporting the unified U.S. military response to the disaster by providing its 19 helicopters to airlift humanitarian supplies to the Haitian people. read more
Inside a GTT LNG tank (Image: Archive)GTT, the French maker of LNG containment systems, announced Wednesday that Julien Burdeau, chief operating officer and innovation director, was leaving the company to “enter into a new stage in his career.”A temporary organization has been set up in order to ensure the continuity of innovation activities at GTT, the company said in its statement.“I want to thank Julien Burdeau for his involvement in the performance of his duties during his four year career at GTT,” said Philippe Berterottière, head of GTT.Burdeau joined GTT in 2013 as vice president, in charge of innovation. He was appointed COO in October 2014. read more
Fanatics of local sports would have to endure another two months of the absence of the games.This is because President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on the various disciplines till July 31 as part of Ghana’s Covid-19 fight. In his 10th address to the nation, the President said; “I have, by Executive Instrument extended the suspension of the remaining public gatherings, as set out in E.I. 64 of 15th March, until 31st July.”“In here, I refer to the suspension of sporting events, nightclubs, cinemas, drinking spots, bars, beaches, festivals” he said.Government’s decision was based on a stakeholder-engagement with persons in the sporting industry.Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo said it is crucial that Ghanaians improve their fitness levels, and adopt healthy eating practices in order to boost the immune systems. read more