UK strips Chinese state-owned TV channel of broadcast permit

February 8, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgLONDON (AP) — The U.K. has stripped China’s state-owned TV channel of its broadcasting license, after an investigation found the license holder lacked editorial control and had links to China’s ruling Communist Party. The communications regulator, Ofcom, said Thursday it revoked the U.K. license for CGTN, an international English language satellite news channel. The watchdog said it gave CGTN “significant time” to comply but those efforts “have now been exhausted. CGTN didn’t reply to requests for for comment. The Chinese Foreign Ministry responded with renewed criticism of a recent BBC report on COVID-19 in China, calling ït “fake news” and demanding a public apology.last_img read more

Uncertainty around Coley, but JC confident

January 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgOn Thursday, defending champion, Jamaica College (JC) navigated their second round must-win ISSA/Flow Manning Cup victory over arch-rivals Wolmer’s to book their place in the last four of that competition.However, they did it without coach and motivator Miguel Coley on the sidelines, as he had commitments with the national senior team. But JC showed they never really missed their coach as they came through that game with flying colours.For today’s FLOW Super Cup final, Coley, the Reggae Boyz assistant coach, might be missing again but manager, Ian Forbes, is confident his team has what it takes to stop the red hot St George’s College and defend their title, whether or not Coley is in the dugout.”Unsure, we are not certain as yet (if Coley will be available). But we pretty much have a team, not only in terms of players, but in terms of coaching and management,” Forbes said. “So we know exactly what is to be done and what is expected. So we will do what we have to do, whether or not Mr Coley is there. Everybody knows their roles, we just have to execute as good as possible.”St George’s College have been putting teams to the sword since the start of the second round, but even though this Jamaica College team is not as highly rated as last season’s team, Forbes has every confidence they can beat ‘George’s’ and return the trophy to Old Hope Road.”The boys are in a very positive frame of mind. We are a team, everyone depends on each other. We have not been heralded much thisseason, but that’s no problem, because we are defending champion and we are out to defend our title stoutly with all the dedication andcommitment.”We are confident in our ability, and once we go out and execute we can look for a positive result. They are a good team and it makes for a very good game, so it’s who execute the best on the day will come out victorious and we are going out to give our best,” he added.- Livingston Scottlast_img read more