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12:48 am

By Paul Goble Moscow will allow Tatarstan to retain the position of president until Rustam Minnikhanov’s term runs out in 2020, but it won’t extend the power-sharing agreement between Moscow and Kazan that runs out this month, today’s Kommersant reports, citing an unnamed source close to the Russian leadership.

Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses Revive Soviet-Era House Churches But With Laptops And Kindles – OpEd

Because of the appeal, the government has not yet implemented all the aspects of the original decision, and Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses are hopeful for a positive result, either there or later at the European Court of Human Rights. But the Russian government action has already had a serious impact on the community.

The Growing Threat from Authoritarian Internationalism as a Global Challenge to Democracy

Meanwhile, reform-minded political figures, activists, and independent organizations are in the crosshairs to a degree not seen since the Cold War. For more than a decade now, already repressive regimes have become even more so. A large share of the declines assessed by Freedom House over this....

2:12 am

By Paul Goble Two new studies, one by the Moscow Institute of Sociology and a second by the Romir Organization, show that Russians know very little about their ancestors beyond two generations back, a reflection of the traumas of the 20 th century but a phenomenon that makes it vastly more difficult for them to integrate into a common nation.

Putin’s Donbass Tactics Won’t Work In Baltic Countries For Economic Reasons – OpEd

By Paul Goble Moscow won’t be able to use “the Russian speaking diaspora” in Estonia and other Baltic countries as it did in the Donbass, however much propaganda it deploys against such people because they know that they earn more, have more options and will have better pensions in Estonia than in....

Olympics are returning to L.A. and Paris -- but when?

The only question now is will Southern California host its third Olympics in 2024 or 2028? The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, a move that guarantees that both Los Angeles and Paris will....

Olympics are returning to L.A. and Paris -- but when?

The only question now is will Southern California host its third Olympics in 2024 or 2028? The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, a move that guarantees that both Los Angeles and Paris will....

Olympics are returning to L.A. and Paris -- but when?

The only question now is will Southern California host its third Olympics in 2024 or 2028? The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, a move that guarantees that both Los Angeles and Paris will....

ISIS Defeats In Iraq And Syria Seen Leading To New Islamist Attacks In Former Soviet Space – OpEd

By Paul Goble The occupation of ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria in recent days does not end the threat that Islamist activists pose. Indeed, according to some observers, it may open a new phase in which ISIS supporters no longer having a territory to defend will instead turn to terrorist actions....

Moscow Continues To Cover Up Mass Murder By Chechen Authorities – OpEd

Novaya gazeta Paul Goble has made continuing contributions to exposing the vicious violence of Ramzan Kadyrov’s regime against its opponents, including gays and anyone whom the Chechen leader views as getting in his way. Its latest expose of mass murder there in January is only the latest.

College City Radio Club breakfast meeting

The College City Radio Club holds their informal breakfast meeting the 2nd Sat of the month at 8:30 AM at the Perkins Restaurant, 1401 Riverview Drive (Hwy 3 S), Northfield, MN. All those interested in Ham Radio are welcome. I'm Publisher and Editor of the Northfield News and Regional General....

I&B Minister Announces New Digital Transmitters For Cross-Border Spread of Radio Content

Minister of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) M. Venkaiah Naidu here on Thursday announced commissioning of two new digital transmitters of 100kw strength each for the dissemination of content across the border for Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The Shortwave Solid State digital transmitters would be....

Middle Volga Muslim Fighters For ‘Russian World’ In Donbass Divided On Its Meaning – OpEd

By Paul Goble Muslims from Russia’s Middle Volga region who went to fight for the DNR and LNR in Ukraine were motivated by their sense of belonging to the Russian world Vladimir Putin has talked so much about, according to Rais Suleymanov, editor of Musulmansky mir and someone long rumored to be close to Russia’s security agencies.

RTI defends membership in broadcast group

Radio Taiwan International (RTI) has successfully fended off a Chinese challenge over its membership in the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. “At this year’s first meeting of AIB’s executive board, the possibility of ejecting RTI to....

Ofcom fines broadcaster £200,000 after airing video of German train attacker

Ofcom has fined an international broadcasting network £200,000 after it aired a clip produced by Muhammad Riyad before he launched an attack on train passengers in Germany. The watchdog said Ariana Television and Radio Network – a service that broadcasts to the Afghan community – showed a two-minute clip of the 17-year-old brandishing a knife.

China's bid to squeeze Radio Taiwan International ...

Taipei, July 6 (CNA) An attempt by China to squeeze Radio Taiwan International (RTI, 央廣) out of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has failed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday. The AIB, founded in 1993, is a non-profit, non-government trade association that....

12:58 am

By Paul Goble To avoid the Islamization of the Russian Federation, Andrey Soshenko says, Moscow must immediately “change its migration policy” to limit the influx of people from Central Asia and the Caucasus, force the leaders of “Russian territories to stop searching for ‘multi-nationality,’ and....

7:58 pm

By Paul Goble Facing ever greater difficulty in raising money in the West because of sanctions and calls by its own growing Muslim population for such a step, Russian banks are now considering the introduction of Islamic banking in order to gain access to credit markets in the Muslim world.

Improved representation of solar variability in climate models

"For solar irradiance, we have essentially combined two data sets, one from our American colleagues and one from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen," explains the first author Prof. Dr. Katja Matthes from GEOMAR. "In this new data set, the variability in the shortwave....

Putin In Fiscal Bind On Military Pay And Retirement Benefits – OpEd

By Paul Goble After ignoring the issues of military pay and benefits for both serving and retiring personnel for five years, during the course of which pay and pensions stagnated and medical services were cut, Vladimir Putin last week said he wanted to boost pay and provide more benefits to uniformed personnel and retirees.

Radio club makes more than 2,300 contacts

Amateur radio operators throughout the United States and Canada participate in the annual exercise as part of their goal of enhancing emergency communications abilities. The event, which involves rapidly setting up stations in the field, had more than 35,000 participants this year, the release states.

Alert cops save man from drowning

Quick thinking by the police saved a 20-year-old man from drowning in sea in Colaba Wednesday morning. Sub-inspector Gauri Jagtap and two constables were patrolling the area in a vehicle near the Radio Club at Apollo Bunder at 2.30 am when they heard a man crying out for help. Getting out of the car, they saw a man in the sea trying to stay afloat.

Why Australians Generally Ignore Papua New Guinea Elections

By Camilla Hannan for Earshot. MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, June 27, 2017) – Voting has begun for PNG's national elections, but Australians know little about the complications of democracy in our nearest neighbour. The average Australian is more likely to know what the US President had for....

4:02 am

fatwas , the Arabic term for “legal opinions,” that are intended to guide the lives of Muslims. But as Islam has become more important in the lives of the Muslims of Russia, that has created a problem for them as well as one for the Russian state. Muslims have the option to choose among the fatwas....

NPR And Edison Research Release ‘The Smart Audio Report’

“Being a leader in audio programming, NPR was eager to work with Edison on this study, so we could best understand the role smart speakers play in everyday life and how listening behavior is shifting. This important research will guide us as we enhance the NPR experience on this platform,” said NPR’s Chief Marketing Officer Meg Goldthwaite.

Radio event, local & elsewhere, tests emergency preparedness

Locally, it’s undertaken by the Athens County Amateur Radio Association, with portable stations set up at the Athens County Fairgrounds. That’s where they were on the air from 2 p.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday, making contact with – “working” is the radio term – as many other stations as possible,....

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Dynatronics Announces Strategic Alliance Partnership with Zimmer MedizinSysteme

Under the terms of the agreement, Dynatronics will be the exclusive U.S. distributor for Zimmer's ThermoPro TM (Shortwave Diathermy), enPuls TM (Radial Pulse Th...

Ham radio licensing test offered Nov. 11

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club offers periodic license testing for all classes of amateur radio license. There is one more license test session for 2017. It wil...

Somalia: Radio Garowe fundraising for Mogadishu victims

GAROWE, Puntland - The independently-owned Radio Garowe (RG), the sister publication of Garowe Online launched a fundraising campaign for Mogadishu truck bombin...

Harris supplying tactical radios to Navy, Marines

"This award stems from our successful long-standing track record of developing and delivering the most advanced family of tactical radios," Chris Young , presid...

US Department of Navy Awards Harris Corporation $765 Million IDIQ Contract for Tactical Radios

Highlights: Supports current and emerging Department of Navy tactical radio requirements; Includes the Harris AN/PRC-117G, AN/PRC-152A and the new AN/PRC-160 ra...

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2:36 am

By Paul Goble One of the defining characteristics of the Putin years has been Moscow’s fear that someone somewhere will succeed in launching a color revolution ...

3:37 am

By Paul Goble On Saturday evening after the commemoration of the anniversary of the Russian sacking of Kazan in 1552, a second meeting was held among representa...

Tatar Activist Calls On All Non-Russians To Vote Against Putin – OpEd

Second, her words underscore the centrality of the language issue for the non-Russians and demonstrate that Putin by his incautious language concerning the righ...

Russian Personality Cults From Kerensky To Putin – OpEd

By Paul Goble Leader cults have been an integral part of the Russian political system from the time the tsar was overthrown up to today, but they have evolved o...

Flight returns to Sacramento after possible bird strike

An American Airlines flight from Sacramento to Texas returned to Sacramento International Airport after a possible bird strike, according to news reports. Fligh...

The Latest: Final tally of pledges for Rohingya put at $335M

GENEVA (AP) - The Latest on the donors conference for Asia's Rohingya refugees (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The head of the United Nations refugee agency says g...

Foo Fighters coming to The Woodlands in 2018

AUSTIN - Get ready to rock with the Foo Fighters' Concrete and Gold world tour during their stop in The Woodlands on April 19, 2018. Tickets go on sale Nov. 3 a...

NCAT, ICAO Partner On Airport Verification Training

By Ejike Ejike, Abuja The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) has partnered with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to training avi...

Royal Life Saving Bahrain concludes ILS Pool Lifeguards course

Manama, Oct. 23 (BNA): Royal Life Saving Bahrain recently held the first International Life Saving (ILS) recognised Pool Lifeguard Course. The 4-day training (1...

Minister of Information meets Governor of West Darfur State

Khartoum, Aug.28(SUNA)-Minister of Information, Dr Ahmed Bilal Osman met in his office, Monday, Governor of West Darfur State, Fadl-al-Mula Al-Haga. The meeting...

FIJIANS in the most remote areas of Fiji will now be able to have better access to disaster-related information during a disaster. more...

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama switches on the medium wave radio transmission while JICA resident rep Hiroyuki Sawada (left) and FBC CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum ...

AM radio now Fiji-wide

Fiji's prime minister says all Fijians can now tune in to the 'national dialogue' following the rehabilitation of the country's medium wave radio infrastructure...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. more...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. With...

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...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel's nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel's nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among t...

U.S. Christian press finds friends in Israel

with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world's evangelical Christians and their media outlets. Th...

Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

AP — Israel’s right-wing government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world...

68-year-old presenter plays Fat Boy Slim on new Christian radio show

A SELF-described "silver-surfer" is broadcasting her own Christian radio show. Eve Robertson, of Knightwick, launched her show on Longside Radio, a not-for-prof...

Italian priest freed in Nigeria (8)

Rome, October 18 - Father Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary priest kidnapped in Nigeria last week, has been freed, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano told Rad...

Italian priest freed in Nigeria (8)

Rome, October 18 - Father Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary priest kidnapped in Nigeria last week, has been freed, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano told Rad...

Italian priest freed in Nigeria (8)

Rome, October 18 – Father Maurizio Pallù, an Italian missionary priest kidnapped in Nigeria last week, has been freed, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano told Rad...

This well-connected Texas Republican might challenge Ted Cruz ‘to get things done’

The strongest challenge to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2018 Texas re-election campaign might come from a Christian TV executive with a Republican legacy that goes back...

FAKE NEWS! Donald Trump appears to claim he INVENTED the word 'fake'

DONALD Trump appears to have claimed he invented the word "fake" during an interview in the US. The President made the bizarre statement while talking to one of...

Donald Trump takes credit for 'fake news', but dictionary disputes

Donald Trump has appeared to take credit for coining the word "fake" in his fight against the media, saying it is "one of the greatest of all terms" he has come...

Little Richard Says He’s Not Gay Anymore, Condemns “Unnatural Affection”

During a recent interview with Christian TV and radio network Three Angels Broadcasting, the ’50s rock icon suggested that men should live as men and women shou...

Little Richard Says He Isn’t Gay Anymore, Condemns “Unnatural Affection”

During a recent interview with Christian TV and radio network Three Angels Broadcasting, the ’50s rock icon suggested that men should live as men and women shou...

DRM best system as it utilises existing tech, uses less spectrum: Pal

NEW DELHI: Even as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has scheduled an open house discussion on digital radio broadcasting based on a paper issued by it ...

KBYU-TV will no longer be a PBS station in 2018 — and KBYU-FM will abandon classical music

BYU Broadcasting is giving up its PBS television affiliation and abandoning its classical music format on radio. As of June 30, KBYU-Channel 11 will terminate ...

At a glance: No. 11 OSU at No. 22 West Virginia

NO. 11 OSU VS. NO. 22 WEST VIRGINIA. •When: 11 a.m., Saturday. •Where: Milan Puskar Stadium; Morgantown, W.Va. •TV: ABC (Cox 8/HD 705, Dish 5, DirecTV 5, U-vers...

CBS Corporation : Launches Exchange Offer To Split-Off CBS Radio

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) ("CBS") today announced the commencement of an exchange offer for the separation o...

Digital radio broadcasting issues to be discussed under TRAI aegis in Delhi on 25 Oct

NEW DELHI: An Open House Discussion is being held later this month on the Consultation Paper issued earlier this year on Digital Radio Broadcasting by the Telec...

Telly Heaven: those TV shows we've loved and lost over the years

It all seems routine nowadays, but 10 years ago this month, a revolution had begun in our lives. On October 17, 2007, the UK began the switchover from terrestri...

NBTC agrees with lowering fees for digital tv operators

NBTC Commissioner, Takorn Tantasith. Bangkok – The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has decided to lower digital television fees t...

Magazines hold their own against TV’s ‘iron chefs’

Prior to Japan’s switch-over to full digital TV broadcasting in 2011, a number of industry insiders were already voicing concerns about how the new technology w...

No bailing out broadcasters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was put on the spot when on Tuesday he brushed aside calls by some 13 digital television operators for the state to subsidise c...

Alphabet’s ‘Project Loon’ balloons are delivering 4G LTE to hurricane affected areas of Puerto Rico

’s parent Alphabet Inc. said on Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers wer...

MTS selects Ericsson to prepare network for 5G and IoT

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and MTS, the largest telecommunications operator in Russia, have agreed to upgrade the network of MTS. Ericsson will deliver the newest ...

Alphabet’s Project Loon officially launched in Puerto Rico

By Karen Graham Oct 21, 2017 in Technology AT&T and Alphabet announced late Friday that they have begun to offer limited mobile Internet service using the Googl...

Rollback of Jio Freebies, a breather to competitors

Reliance financial results always have surprises, but the latest from Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom subsidiary of Reliance Industries (RIL), had eyebrows a...

Alphabet’s Project Loon officially launched in Puerto Rico

By Karen Graham yesterday in Technology AT&T and Alphabet announced late Friday that they have begun to offer limited mobile Internet service using the Google p...

Display of Western Armenia map at Cologne event causes outrage among Turks

Republic of Armenia Yerevan 25, Alex Manukyan 5 Tel. 00 37410 570970 Fax 00 37412 570007. Reproduction on full or in part is prohibited without reference to Pub...

IAEA sole judge on Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal

In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) of US, when asked whether Iran is open to changes to the nuclear agreement, Khoshroo said “every word and every...

Iran’s UN envoy: IAEA sole judge on Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal

In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) of US, when asked whether Iran is open to changes to the nuclear agreement, Khoshroo said, “Every word and ever...

Ukrainian auditors reveal millions misspent of Eurovision 2017 funds

While auditing Ukraine’s National Public Broadcasting Company (PBC) on the subject of expenses relating to the preparation for and conduct of the Eurovision son...

James O'Keefe's Overwhelming Dishonesty

James O’Keefe wants you to think that he’s a journalist. That the undercover videos shot for his Project Veritas are all that keep rampant liberalism from runni...

WSAU Wisconsin Morning ... 5AM8AM

Ben Armstrong ben.armstrong@mwcradio.com Ben Armstrong grew up in the Metro Detroit area. At the age of four, Ben was recording himself pretending to be on the ...

Sean Hannity recorded saying AIDS is a 'gay disease'

REVEALED: Sean Hannity was fired from college radio show for claiming AIDS was a 'gay disease' transmitted by tears or saliva - and that anyone thinking homosex...

Giveaway: Atmosphere

In 1997, hip-hop duo Atmosphere dropped Overcast , its first official album. The record included the song “Scapegoat,” which would become a college radio hit, a...

Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes: Iconic 1980s bands to play at Woodland Park Zoo

With 1980s nostalgia in full bloom, it’s fitting the Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen are co-headlining a show at Woodland Park Zoo next week. Even though...

Thor’s Tessa Thompson on Why Her Action Hero Icon is Terminator’s Sarah Connor

never expected to be at San Diego Comic-Con . The actor, who is known for her roles as a college radio DJ challenging her classmates on issues of race in Dear W...

Vic man charged with pirate transmissions A Victorian man has been charged following an investigation into pirate radio transmissions that interfered with emergency service radio networks.

A man has been charged with making pirate transmissions that interfered with emergency services radio networks. Police charged the 42-year-old man with causing ...

FCC hits Haitian pirate radio in Miami with steep fine

MIAMI — A pirate radio station popular in Miami's Haitian-American community has been hit with a steep fine by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC s...

FCC hits Haitian pirate radio in Miami with steep fine

MIAMI (AP) — A pirate radio station popular in Miami’s Haitian-American community has been hit with a steep fine by the Federal Communications Commission. The F...

FCC hits Haitian pirate radio in Miami with steep fine

MIAMI (AP) - A pirate radio station popular in Miami's Haitian-American community has been hit with a steep fine by the Federal Communications Commission. The F...

Popular pirate radio station for Haitian music in Miami hit by hefty FCC fine

“There’s nothing funny about pirate radio, which interferes with the lawful use of the airwaves and can disrupt public safety communications,” FCC Chairman Ajit...