12 Jun
2021

Watchman badly hurt in grenade attack on Tamil daily

first_img August 30, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Watchman badly hurt in grenade attack on Tamil daily Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge to go further News News Follow the news on Sri Lanka Help by sharing this information July 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Sri LankaAsia – Pacific center_img News News July 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts January 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned a grenade attack on Tamil daily Sudar Oli on 29 August 2005 in which a watchman at the entrance to the building was seriously injured.Two grenades were thrown at the building by two assailants who then fled the scene.”Reporters Without Borders urges all armed political parties and movements to respect press freedom and free expression that are the essential components of any democracy,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Sudar Oli has been targeted for several months by nationalist groups that accuse the daily of supporting the Tamil Tigers armed movement (LTTE). Last week, a photo-journalist on the newspaper, Yathurshan Premachchandran, was attacked by militants from the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) who suspected him of being a member of the LTTE.He was brutally attacked by JVP members as he covered a demonstration that was parading past him. Before beating him they also snatched his camera, mobile phone and wallet. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Organisation last_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

Meet Kinky Boots Star Kyle Taylor Parker

first_img “Until now, I’d never been in drag or danced in heels. I’ve never done makeup. I’ve never had to think about how your hair can throw off your balance, just while walking! I have so much respect for women.” Current Role: A three-month stint in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, filling in for Billy Porter as the fierce and fabulous Lola, an outspoken drag performer who becomes a specialty boot designer. Kinky Boots Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 View Comments “My mom works in public health for prevention and awareness of HIV and AIDS, so when I was nine years old, we started moving around a lot. I lived in East Africa, West Africa, Paris and Zurich, then ended up in Wisconsin from middle to high school.” “When I started selling merchandise for In the Heights on Broadway, I thought, ‘I’m gonna be in this show someday.’ [Choreographer] Andy Blankenbuehler would give notes in the lobby, so I’d hang around with my notebook. Years later, he was giving me notes on tour! It was a full-circle moment.” “I’m the biggest theater nerd I know, and I’ve always been obsessed with Broadway. I had a big playroom as a kid, so I would put together shows and charge my grandmother and mom admission. I’d play all the characters, so it was a very long evening.”center_img “I lost my father when I had first joined the Broadway company, so it’s interesting being back in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Parts of my performance are a tribute to that relationship, which was a bit unfinished between the two of us. It’s been a time to reflect and to celebrate how much I’ve grown.” Age: 25 Hometown: “Wisconsin, by way of the world.” Stage & Screen Cred: After appearing in the national tour of In the Heights, Parker made his Broadway debut as an Angel in Kinky Boots. After kicking off the musical’s national tour as Lola, he’s returned to Broadway to reprise his role. “Oprah is my spirit animal! She taught me that you can shape your whole life just by thinking positively. She said, ‘Be yourself and make the best of it.’ I try to say at least one positive thing like that to myself before I take the stage.” Related Showslast_img read more

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20 Oct
2020

London’s prime residential values slide

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