Opposition newspapers find new printer

first_img to go further October 30, 2020 Find out more January 15, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en October 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition newspapers find new printer News Help by sharing this information Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Receive email alerts KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia center_img News News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal February 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Five editors of Kazakh opposition newspapers called off their hunger strike on 29 September 2005 after reaching an agreement with new printers, Daouir.The five, who began their fast on 28 September after Vremia Print unilaterally terminated their contract, were: Gulzhan Ergalieva of Svoboda slova, Bakhytzhan Mukushev of Epokha, Akhas Tazhutov of Apta.kz, Bakhitgul Makimbay of Jouma-Times and Kaziz Toguzbaev of Azat.Their staff resumed work on 30 September and the newspapers should reappear within the next few days.————————————————————-28 September 2005Seven independent newspapers silenced two months before presidential electionReporters Without Borders today condemned the action of the Kazakh printing press Vremia Print in unilaterally terminating contracts to print seven opposition newspapers without any explanation on 26 September. The affected newspapers are Svoboda Slova, Epokha, Pravda Kazakhstana, Apta.Kz, Azat, Jouma-Times and Soz (whose pages have included another newspaper, Respublica, ever since it was banned). In practice, they are all now gagged as Vremia was the only press willing to print alternative newspapers.“It is unacceptable that the Kazakh public is being deprived of independent and opposition news in the run-up to the 4 December presidential elections,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on President Nursultan Nazarbayev to respect press diversity, especially at such a crucial moment in the country’s political life.”The print media have been the only source of independent news as all the TV stations are controlled by Nazarbayev associates. Five of the newspapers’ editors – Gulzhan Ergalieva (Svoboda Slova), Bakhytzhan Mukushev (Epokha), Akhas Tazhutov (Apta.kz), Bakhitgul Makimbay (Jouma-Times) and Kaziz Toguzbaev (Azat) – began a hunger strike today which they said they would continue until Vremia Print announces that it is willing to resume printing.“I called around 20 printing firms in and near Almaty but when I gave my newspaper’s name, everyone was terrified and refused outright,” Jouma-Times editor Makimbay told Reporters Without Borders.Nazarbayev, who has been president for 16 years, is running for another seven-year term in the December election. Follow the news on Kazakhstan Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary electionslast_img read more

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first_imgWhere the Telegraph article does fall down is in its failure to recognise that UK bakers have already mastered the art of making large-volumed, fine-structured and soft-eating wholemeal bread products; but then I doubt that there were any bakers in the audience for the talk to make this practical observation.The basic premise in the article is an over-simplification of what happens in wholemeal bread doughs. While there is the possibility that bran particles ’puncture’ the gas bubble surface, this implies that the film surrounding the gas bubbles cannot resist the pressure of the bran particle. But the bran will be soft as the result of hydration that takes place during dough mixing and processing.It is much more likely that the bran particles provide ’points of weakness’ in the gluten network. Put simply, if two small gas bubbles are filled with and expanded by carbon dioxide gas, they grow large enough to stretch the gluten film, and where the two gas bubbles touch, the film bursts and one larger gas bubble is formed. Coalescence of gas bubbles commonly leads to loss of bread volume and coarser structure.But, as I said above, plant bakers overcame this problem over 20 years ago.last_img read more

Stanley Cup predictions: Sporting News’ 2020 NHL playoff picks

first_imgThe year is 2020. It’s been 25 years since the 2019-20 regular season took place. We’re officially in the Upside Down because it’s hot out and we’re playing the coldest game on Earth. Ok, yes, being slightly dramatic but this year anything goes when it comes to bubble hockey. The Stanley Cup playoffs are here — a reminder, qualifying round wasn’t “really” the playoffs — and it’s time to make predictions. Who will win is really a crapshoot this year when the likes of the Canadiens and Blackhawks (23rd and 24th worst teams on March 12) are in the mix but, hey, we’ll give it a go.MORE: NHL playoff bracket, schedule, scoresStanley Cup Eastern Conference predictionsFIRST ROUNDWINNERPhiladelphia Flyers (1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)Flyers in 5Tampa Bay Lightning (2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (7)Blue Jackets in 7Washington Capitals (3) vs. New York Islanders (6)Islanders in 6Boston Bruins (4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5)Hurricanes in 7Why the Flyers? They’re just too good, and while Carey Price can do Carey Price things, the Canadiens run will be over.Why the Blue Jackets? Before Joonas Korpisalo went down with an injury in late-December he was having an All-Star season. He looked solid against the Leafs, especially in Game 5, and with a healthy Seth Jones and a “fit-to-play” Zach Werenski in front of him, they’ll advance.Why the Islanders?  Barry Trotz is a mastermind and knows how to win — and he definitely knows how to beat his former assistant coach in Todd Reirden and players.Why the Hurricanes? Because they’re a “bunch of jerks” and know how to play good hockey. The Bruins do, too, but just haven’t looked great thus far. Is there time for them to turn it up? Doubtful with the way the Canes play.SECOND ROUNDWINNERPhiladelphia Flyers (1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (4)Flyers in 5Carolina Hurricanes (5) vs. New York Islanders (6)New York in 6Why the Flyers? Philadelphia is a team of destiny.Why the Islanders? The Islanders know how to shut down top lines and will have a strong gameplan for the Hurricanes’ top trio of Sevastian Aho, Andrei Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen. It’ll be a low scoring affair in this one; just how Trotz likes it. CONFERENCE FINALSWINNERPhiladelphia Flyers vs. New York IslandersFlyers in 5Why the Flyers?  Philadelphia has balanced scoring and one of the top shutdown centers in the game in Sean Courturier. The Islanders don’t have a too much secondary scoring, and that’ll hurt them against this deep squad.MORE: 2020 NHL playoff oddsStanley Cup Western Conference predictionsFIRST ROUNDWINNERVegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8)Golden Knights in 5 Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Arizona Coyotes (7)Avalanche in 4Dallas Stars (3) vs. Calgary Flames (6)Flames in 5St. Louis Blues (4) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)Canucks in 7Why the Golden Knights?  Goaltending. Scoring. Defense. They’ve got it all.Why the Avalanche?  Now healthy, they just have too much firepower for the Coyotes to handle.Why the Flames?  The Stars haven’t looked great and the Flames are finally getting scoring across the board along with a standout performance in net by Cam Talbot.Why the Canucks?  Health also plays a role here with Jacob Markstrom and Brock Boeser back in the lineup for the Canucks. St. Louis will give them all they can handle as a heavy team and it’ll be a grind, but we’re thinking Vancouver breaks through.SECOND ROUNDWINNERVegas Golden Knights (1) vs. Calgary Flames (4)Golden Knights in 6Colorado Avalanche (2) vs. Vancouver Canucks (5)Canucks in 7Why the Golden Knights?  Seriously, how can you stop a team that has Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner to choose for net tending services.Why the Canucks?  It’ll be another grind, but this one is all skill vs. skill. If J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes can replicate what they did in the regular season — and add in what Markstrom did to put himself in the Vezina Trophy conversation — they could eek out another series victory. CONFERENCE FINALSWINNERVegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver CanucksGolden Knights in 6Why the Golden Knights? See above. They’re just too good.Stanley Cup Final pickSTANLEY CUP FINALWINNERPhiladelphia Flyers vs. Vegas Golden KnightsFlyers in 7Conn Smythe: Carter HartWhy the Flyers? This will be an all-out battle for supremacy between these two squads. Last year we saw a team win their first-ever Stanley Cup, and in 2020 we’ll see a team snap a 45-year drought. Head coach Alain Vigneault has long-awaited and long-deserved this one (sure, it would have been more fitting to have him beat the Canucks in the Final) as has the city of Brotherly Love. To counteract the goalie tandem in Vegas, Carter Hart will have to stand on his head — and will. It’s long been thought that he’s the next great goaltender in Philly, and he’ll follow in the footsteps of Bernie Parent and Ron Hextall (granted he was on the losing side) as a Conn Smythe Trophy winner.last_img read more