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Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues in Rio

Four of the new arenas in the main Olympic Park failed to find private-sector management, and ownership was passed to the federal government. Another new arena will be run by the cash-strapped city with Brazil stuck in its deepest recession in decades.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Each member of the ABC's audience has a gripe about the public broadcaster - including those who run it. Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Each member of the ABC's audience has a gripe about the public broadcaster - including those who run it. Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Each member of the ABC's audience has a gripe about the public broadcaster - including those who run it. Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear. "I think there's too much crime in our news," Spigelman tells Fairfax Media during an interview in his office at ABC's Ultimo headquarters.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear. "I think there's too much crime in our news," Spigelman tells Fairfax Media during an interview in his office at ABC's Ultimo headquarters.

ABC boss delivers home truths about the broadcaster

Managing director Michelle Guthrie has remarked on the ABC's "peculiar obsession" with the British royal family and comparative lack of interest in Asian culture. Chairman James Spigelman has his own bugbear. "I think there's too much crime in our news," Spigelman tells Fairfax Media during an interview in his office at ABC's Ultimo headquarters.

Russian Agents In Minsk Pushing Lukashenka To Crack Down Hard – OpEd

Such an action would not only completely block any possibility that Lukashenka could achieve a further rapprochement with the West and thus force Minsk back into Moscow’s tight embrace but also spark the kind of clashes that the Russian government could use to justify armed intervention in Belarus.

Belarus: Could Lukashenko Turn To Repression As He ‘Has Nothing To Lose?’ – OpEd

But that raises a question: does he have enough force at his disposal to drive Belarusians back into passivity? Or would any display of repression be like fighting a grease fire with water, something that unless the amount of “water” is truly massive only has the effect of making the situation still....

Dublin in frame for TV giants after Brexit

Playing by ear: television companies, including Disney Junior, are unlikely to base themselves in London if the UK leaves the single market AP PHOTO/DISNEY JUNIOR. Dublin is pitching to lure international broadcasters including Disney Channel and Discovery from London amid fears that Brexit could affect their ability to work from the UK.

BBC not very convincing about station

Even though the government has insisted it was the BBC's own decision to not renew the 20-year lease of a major shortwave broadcast station for Asia in Nakhon Sawan, many see it as the latest jab that the junta has carefully landed on the face of the British broadcaster.

Dublin in frame for TV giants after Brexit

Dublin is pitching to lure international broadcasters including Disney Channel and Discovery from London amid fears that Brexit could affect their ability to work from the UK. It is understood that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has fielded initial inquiries from a number of....

Dublin in frame for TV giants after Brexit

Dublin is pitching to lure international broadcasters including Disney Channel and Discovery from London amid fears that Brexit could affect their ability to work from the UK. It is understood that the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has fielded initial inquiries from a number of....

Belarus Has Risen Against Lukashenka – OpEd

As a result, the Ukrainian analyst says, those who have come out into the streets of Minsk, Homel, Mohylev, and Vitebsk are “not the usual Belarusian opposition,” but rather the Belarusian people who “had never been especially interested in politics” and viewed Lukashenka and his regime as something....

When shortwave radio was my best friend

After 20 years the BBC is ending its foreign-language shortwave transmissions from Nakhon Sawan after failing to renegotiate its agreement with the Thai authorities. The transmissions were directed mainly at places like Afghanistan and Pakistan where radios are sometimes still the only source of news.

Bishops ask Radio Vatican to restore services to Africa

By AFP yesterday in World African bishops have asked Radio Vatican, the official radio of the pope, to restore shortwave transmissions to the continent, the Catholic agency Fides reported on Friday. Catholics are estimated to number more than 150 million in Africa, the poorest of all continents,....

Bishops ask Radio Vatican to restore services to Africa

By AFP 22 hours ago in World African bishops have asked Radio Vatican, the official radio of the pope, to restore shortwave transmissions to the continent, the Catholic agency Fides reported on Friday. Catholics are estimated to number more than 150 million in Africa, the poorest of all continents,....

Bishops ask Radio Vatican to restore services to Africa

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | African bishops have asked Radio Vatican, the official radio of the pope, to restore shortwave transmissions to the continent, the Catholic agency Fides reported on Friday. Catholics are estimated to number more than 150 million in Africa, the poorest of all....

Bishops ask Radio Vatican to restore services to Africa

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, pictured in 2015, wrote a letter expressing concern about ending the services of shortwave radio in Africa, saying it affords millions the opportunity to hear (the) Holy Father © OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/File.

New book on America's secret Berlin army

He said: 'The wartime mission was 1) cause havoc behind the enemy’s lines through the sabotage of critical infrastructure and 2) report enemy movements by HF Radio, so that the US Air Force could hit them as they moved forward and to let the US Commander know what was unfolding at his front.

New book on America's secret Berlin army

He said: 'The wartime mission was 1) cause havoc behind the enemy’s lines through the sabotage of critical infrastructure and 2) report enemy movements by HF Radio, so that the US Air Force could hit them as they moved forward and to let the US Commander know what was unfolding at his front.

Remarks: Chairman Royce on Russia’s Efforts to Undermine Democratic States

Source: US House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Headline: Remarks: Chairman Royce on Russia’s Efforts to Undermine Democratic States. Media Contact 202-225-5021. Washington, D.C. – Today at 10 a.m., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) will convene a hearing entitled “Undermining....

BBC decides not to extend lease contract for radio broadcasting station: Govt spokesman

BANGKOK, 9 March 2016 (NNT) – The BBC World Service has decided to discontinue its shortwave radio broadcast programs based in Thailand, said government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd. He said BBC has decided to discontinue its BBC World Service radio broadcasts in Asia from a broadcasting....

Ministry: BBC chose to pull out of relay service talks

The Foreign Ministry has said BBC World Service chose to withdraw from talks on the extension of its shortwave relaying operation from Thailand even as Thai officials were sorting out the problem. Busadee Santipitaks, spokesperson of the ministry, delivered the message in response to an earlier....

Beijing Ready To Pump Water Out Of Lake Baikal For China’s Domestic Needs – OpEd

According to the Chinese plans, the pipeline will extend from the southwestern banks of Baikal through Mongolia, across the Gobi Desert into the Xinjian-Uyghur Autonomous district to Lanzhou, the capital of the Chinese province of Hansu ( apn.ru/index.php?newsid=36076 ).

BBC Shortwave Towers Shut Down in Thailand

BANGKOK — Britain’s BBC announced Wednesday it is ending its shortwave transmissions from Thailand after 20 years of operation because it failed to reach agreement with Thailand’s military government on a renewal of its operating permit. The British Broadcasting Corp. said in a statement that the transmitters have been off the air since Jan.

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All India Radio Earns Rs 10 Crore From PM's 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' has generated a revenue of about Rs 10 crore for the All India Radio (AIR) in th...

PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat generates Rs 10 crore revenue for All India Radio in last 2 fiscals

PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat generates Rs 10 crore revenue for All India Radio in last 2 fiscals Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' h...

AIR earned Rs 10 crore from PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in last 2 fiscals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has generated a revenue of about Rs 10 crore for the All India Radio (AIR) in the last two f...

AIR earns Rs 10 cr from PM's 'Mann Ki Baat' in last 2 fiscals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' has generated a of about Rs 10 crore for the All India Radio (AIR) in the last two fiscals, ...

Government blocks access to Radio Tamazuj website, observers condemn decision

South Sudan’s government has cut off access to the website of the news service Radio Tamazuj, a spokesman of the government said. Information Minister Michael M...

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Caucasus Emirate Far From Dead But Focused Now On Syria – OpEd

She details the splits within the organization since the death of Emir Doku Umarov in 2013 and notes the absence of any single agreed-upon leader above the regi...

Can both Presidents leave the country?

By Josef Omorotionmwan. A T the presidential level, what we have today is a big improvement on what we had during the President Musa Yar’ Adua years. During the...

Moscow Losing Control In Transniestria – OpEd

By Paul Goble The flight of the former Transniestrian president to Chisinau coming after Moldova’s erection of customs posts on Ukrainian territory on the borde...

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In the words of one Russian Witness, “Witnesses don’t take up arms, they do not participate in wars and meetings. We will struggle but by purely legal methods. ...

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead at 41 in possible suicide

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition. More > Six teenage m...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech: Information on Document Availability

Regulatory News: The Investor Relations news on the first half 2017 results of Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group (BOURSE: DIM) is now available at. Sartorius Sted...

Acclaimed Iranian artist refused visa to attend Edinburgh book festival

. Children’s book illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi says Kafkaesque reasons given for refusal. Ehsan Abdollahi has got no right of appeal to contest denial of a vis...

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho not for sale, says Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is not for sale. Sky Sports News revealed on Thursday that Barcelona want to sign the Brazil in...

IMF backs conditional $1.8 billion bailout for Greece

A new cap on debt in the International Monetary Fund’s latest Greek bailout approved Thursday keeps pressure on Europe to deliver debt relief and prevents Athen...

AIR to revitalise Punjabi service to augment reach in India,

Public service broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is planning to "revitalise" its Punjabi service to augment its reach to the Punjabi-speaking listeners "on both...

Spicer Finally Takes On-Camera Questions — From Christian Broadcasting Network

The White House has not held an on-camera daily press briefing since June 29, and Sarah Sanders, the deputy press secretary, is scheduled to again take question...

After failing on health care, McConnell's rep

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens to a question during a press conference following the weekly policy meeting at the U.S. Capitol Dec. 1, 20...

Juan Williams: Trump's war on U.S. intelligence

Last week, President Trump said it is just blather — not a fact — that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted him to win the presidency. “So, what I keep heari...

Trump’s pious and dangerous enablers

Patriotism is supposed to be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion surely is a close second. So there was President Donald Trump this week with evangelica...

Evangelical leader who prayed for Trump says Russia focus is ‘navel-gazing, tail chasing’

The seminary president who was among evangelical leaders praying over President Donald Trump in the Oval Office said most Christians represented by the group co...

Lighthouse Christian Radio celebrates its 13th Anniversary

With the slogan, “Shining the Light on Darkness”, Lighthouse Christian Radio 101.3FM has been providing a variety of Christian-based programming and music for 2...

Sabahan goes to court in bid to start Christian radio station

Sabahan Ronnie Vun is seeking a court application to allow a Christian radio station in Sabah and Sarawak. — Picture courtesy of Ronnie Vun. KOTA KINABALU, July...

Communion wafers must contain some gluten, Vatican says

The directive, which was dated June 15 but received significant attention only after it was reported by Vatican Radio on Saturday, affirms an existing policy. B...

Communion bread must contain some gluten, Vatican says

The unleavened bread that Roman Catholics use in the celebration of Communion must contain some gluten, even if only a trace amount, according to a new Vatican ...

Communion bread must contain gluten, Vatican says

The directive, which was dated June 15 but received significant attention only after it was reported by Vatican Radio on Saturday, affirms an existing policy. B...

Christian TV to Sean Spicer: People are wondering how to pray for you

Spicer appeared via a video feed standing under the hot morning sun in the White House courtyard, where he fielded friendly questions about health care, the Rus...

Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

Rabat – The controversial Moroccan Christian preacher Brother Rachid has challenged Moroccan Salafi scholar Mohamed El Fizazi to debate Islam and Christianity. ...

This apocalyptic Korean Christian group goes by different names. Critics say it's just a cult.

A visit with Chairman Lee. The members of Shinchonji call him “Chairman Lee,” or just “the chairman.” In church literature, he is also variously identified as “...

Christian Television Network host to bring talents to stage at Dulcet

Derrick Williams, host of the Christian Television Network's The Gospel Voice , brings something new to New Port Richey this month. Beginning July 23, the vocal...

Christian TV In Russia Bribes LGBT To Leave The Country

Christian TV In Russia Offers To Pay LGBT To Leave The Country For Good. Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBT Russians abroad for good, so th...

Additional Radio Scotland service an exciting prospect

Nothing could be further from the truth. It has, in fact, been my long-held belief – an ambition shared by the Director of BBC Scotland, Donalda MacKinnon – tha...

Empire State Building And iHeartHedia Premiere New Music-To-Light Show Featuring The King Of Bachata Romeo Santos

Romeo Santos' new single "Carmin" featuring Latin global superstar Juan Luis Guerra . The Empire State Building's music-to-light show will exclusively premiere ...

England legend Peter Crouch handed microphone on own daily radio show on Radio X

striker Crouch will sit in on Gordon Smart's Radio X evening show for two weeks starting on Monday, July 24. The former England hit man will present on weekday ...

England legend Peter Crouch handed microphone on own daily radio show on Radio X

is set to be handed the mic on his very own radio show. striker Crouch will sit in on Gordon Smart's Radio X evening show for two weeks starting on Monday, July...

Applied Data Finance Announces Marketing Agreement with iHeartMedia

)--Applied Data Finance, LLC (ADF), a leading technology-enabled lender and asset manager, announced today a marketing agreement with iHeartMedia, the leading m...

21st July 2017

By Rita Okoye. For the General Manager, Integrated Television Services (ITS), Musbau Rotimi Salami, his outfit has been ready since May to go digital and enable...

How Harley Davidson Created Demand As Told On C-Suite TV

NEW YORK, NY, Jul 20, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- C-Suite TV's Executive Perspectives Live interviews the former Harley Davidson executive at the NSSF Shot...

China Digital TV Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice from NYSE

BEIJING July 20, 2017 /PR Newswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (OTC: STVVY) ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud platfo...

China Digital TV Receives Continued Listing Standard Notice from NYSE

BEIJING July 20, 2017 /PR Newswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (OTC: STVVY) ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud platfo...

How GOtv Used Promos to Boost Consumer Experience

Competition in the pay tv market has assumed a new dimension since the emergence of GOtv and Startimes in the Nigerian entertainment sector, writes Raheem Aking...

Singtel begins 800Mbps LTE-A rollout on Orchard Road

Singtel has announced it will open its 800Mbps LTE-A rollout on Orchard Road, before extending the upgrades to Raffles Place and Clarke Quay before the end of A...

LIVE: Nifty above 9,900; RIL up 3.5% as 40th AGM begins

11:43 AM Jio phone fulfills PM Narendra Modi's Digital India and Make in India wishes. 11:37 AM Mukesh Ambani: Jio Phone is 100% 4G LTE phone. 11:34 AM Mukesh A...

Jio to raise Rs 200 bn for next phase of expansion

MUMBAI: Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) is planning to raise Rs 200 billion through a rights issue of OCPS (optionally convertible preference shares). Jio will rais...

Singtel launches 800Mbps mobile data speeds at selected locations

SINGAPORE: Singtel said on Friday (Jul 21) it will launch near-gigabit mobile data speeds at selected high-traffic outdoor locations, starting with Orchard Road...

Reliance Jio LYF 4G VoLTE feature phone: To run KaiOS, will have an app store too

Reliance Jio LYF 4G VoLTE feature phone is expected to be unveiled by Mukesh Ambani at company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place today. Now a re...

Fear And Fury In Venezuela, As Strike Protesting 'Dictatorship' Begins

6 hrs ago Read more: National Public Radio Demonstrators block an avenue during an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday. A 24-hour nationw...

Wisconsin officials sued over hunter harassment law

Joseph Brown, Louis Weisberg and Stephanie Losse filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Western District Court of Wisconsin on Monday against Gov. Scott Walker, state Depa...

Agencies investigate if military training set Oregon fires

PLUSH, Ore. (AP) � Federal and state agencies are investigating if there was a link between a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon and military training e...

Wisconsin officials sued over hunter harassment law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A group of Wisconsin residents say the state's hunter harassment law stifles free speech and are suing state officials in federal court. Wi...

Wisconsin officials sued over hunter harassment law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of Wisconsin residents say the state's hunter harassment law stifles free speech and are suing state officials in federal court. W...

The Psychedelic Furs are back by popular demand

Updated 10 minutes ago. Their songs were college radio staples in the early '80s — “The Ghost in You,” “Heartbreak Beats,” “All That Money Wants,” “House,” “Lov...

Jeff Moehlis: Break On Through with Robby Krieger from The Doors

There was a guy, Bob Brinkmeyer or something like that, and he ran the radio show out at the college. So we did a lot of shows with him, you know, just on the c...

Chattanooga radio reporter fired, blames lawmakers updated

Jacqui Helbert claims she was holding this mic and wearing these headphones when she went with students to meet lawmakers. (Image: WTVC) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A...

Chattanooga radio reporter fired, blames lawmakers updated

Jacqui Helbert claims she was holding this mic and wearing these headphones when she went with students to meet lawmakers. (Image: WTVC) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A...

Chattanooga radio reporter fired, blames lawmakers updated

Jacqui Helbert claims she was holding this mic and wearing these headphones when she went with students to meet lawmakers. (Image: WTVC) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A...

Pastor la vista, baby! FCC enforcers shut down church pirate radio Forget about the internet: FM is where the real action is 71 Comments 14 Jul 21:50

Pastor la vista, baby! FCC enforcers shut down church pirate radio Forget about the internet: FM is where the real action is. Open up! It's the FCC! The words ...

Heritage railway stations tuning into the 1960s

A HERITAGE railway will be hosting a special tribute to pirate radio during its festival celebrating the 1960s. An exhibition dedicated to the history of offsho...

Pastor la vista, baby! FCC enforcers shut down church pirate radio Forget about the internet: FM is where the real action is 14 Jul 21:50

Pastor la vista, baby! FCC enforcers shut down church pirate radio Forget about the internet: FM is where the real action is. Open up! It's the FCC! The words ...

Kanu Or Saraki: Who Is A Greater Threat To Nigeria?

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who the government of President Buhari inadvertently made popular after it sent him into detention. Before then he was a lit...

Tomatoes and Watermelons

From Naewna, May 27, 2017 Title: Fate of Thailand…!! Man on left: Turbulent city bombing. Koo Tee. [Early suspicion about the bombing at the military-run hospit...