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

Digicel celebrates Christmas with Dubique residents

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LocalNews Digicel celebrates Christmas with Dubique residents by: – December 22, 2011 65 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Dubique children with their gifts compliments Digicel. Photo credit: Digicel DominicaThe management and staff of the Bigger, Better Network Digicel brought Christmas cheer to the village of Dubique today Wednesday 21st December, 2011. Digicel announced in a press release on Wednesday that the village of Dubique had been selected for its annual Christmas Kids’ party.Over forty children were showered with special gifts from Santa Claus as well as embraced by members of the Digicel team and the children of employees of Digicel with a delightful feast and harmonious caroling.The release further stated that “as customary Digicel will raise the bar with its innovation to engage the kids with games, competitions, music and to climax the event a special Christmas movie will be enjoyed by all”. Centenarian Sidora Alexander receiving food hamper from Digicel Team. Photo credit: Digicel DominicaDigicel’s CEO Richard Stanton said, “Dominica’s Bigger, Better Network is excited to host its annual Christmas party for the second time in Dubique. This is a community that touched the hearts of the family and friends of Digicel and we are very pleased to celebrate with the kids as they sing along Christmas carols with our staff and open their gifts with smiles”.The Digicel Team also presented a food hamper to 104 year old Sidora Alexander of Dubique.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Sweden – Clark own goal denies Boys in Green

December 29, 2019 0 Comments

first_img 3 3 Ciaran Clark’s own goal denied Republic of Ireland a dream start to life in Group E as they were held to a draw with Sweden on Monday evening.The Boys in Green took the lead early in the second half through a sublime Wes Hoolahan strike after getting the best of the first half.However, their hard work was undone with 20 minutes remaining when Clark put Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s cross into his own net to settle the game as a draw.And it doesn’t get any easier for Ireland as they face much-fancied Belgium on Saturday, while Sweden face Italy. Wes Hoolahan put Ireland ahead The inside of the Stade de France looked magnificent with the stands looking like a wall of yellow against a wall of green to create an electric atmosphere.Ireland and Sweden wrestled for the upper hand in the game in the early stages as neither side managed to carve out a chance of significant note with Jeff Hendrick coming closest, but his shot was turned away for a corner.The Boys in Green grew into the game as the first half aged and they came within a stud’s length of taking the lead but John O’Shea couldn’t quite get on the end of Clark’s knockdown across goal.Just prior to the half-hour mark, Robbie Brady rasped a long range effort which grazed the roof of Andreas Isaksson’s goal.And Hendrick came even closer a few minutes later when his curling effort thundered off the crossbar with Isaksson well beaten.Two minutes after the break and Ireland were ahead when Seamus Coleman reached the byline before lofting in a deep cross which was spectacularly thwacked home on the half volley by Hoolahan. 3 Sweden had the opportunity to hit straight back but Emil Forsberg smashed the ball over the bar when he really should have scored.Ibrahimovic had done very little in the game but came alive in the 71st minute when he got a yard of space and made his way to the dead-ball line before seeing his fierce cross headed past Darren Randolph and into his own net by Clark.And while both teams looked to nick a winner, they had to settle for a draw in the end in what is arguably Euro 2016’s toughest group.last_img read more