#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – September 26 – RT correspondent Paula Slier faced strong anti-Russian bias during an OSCE panel on the freedom of journalism. She was invited to speak about her experience as a reporter while covering the situation in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.
Slier was attending a panel entitled ‘Professional Journalist: How to escape a deadly danger’, where she wanted to share her impressions that journalists nowadays have become targets.
“I mentioned that I receive death threats on Facebook and Twitter for my reports on RT, that my colleagues have been – and continue to be – denied entry into Ukraine,” Slier said later to RT.
She added that despite repeated requests, RT “continues to be refused ‘ATO [Anti-terrorist operation] accreditation’ which means that RT crews cannot film in areas controlled by the Ukrainian Army.”
Unfortunately, for the most part delegates were not open to hearing Slier’s point of view, repeatedly claiming that Russian media, particularly RT is a “tool of propaganda of the Russian government who is a part” of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
#AceNewsServices – SLAVYANSK – May 28 – A school and a kindergarten have been shelled in Slavyansk as the city becomes increasingly unsafe in the intensified Kiev military campaign. At least 9 civilians were injured in Wednesday’s shelling incidents, including a child.
Ukrainian mortar shells have for weeks been raining down on the checkpoints and positions of the Slavyansk self-defense, but much of the shelling occurred outside the city. Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian interpreter, veteran human rights activist Andrey Mironov, were almost “torn to pieces” in one such shelling.
However, this week the battleground apparently moved right into civilian quarters of Slavyansk, as shells started hitting residential blocks and nearby buildings, killing three people on Monday.
On Wednesday, there was a shocking reminder of how the situation might unfold if the likely president-elect Petro Poroshenko pushes on with the military operation in the region, as shells struck the city’s streets, yards, a school and a kindergarten.
RT talked to a male schoolteacher from Slavyansk school number 13, who asked not to be named.
“Around midday there was a loud explosion in the school, and I fell to the floor, taking cover,” the teacher told RT over the phone.
The man said that he rushed to the corridor to assemble all the teachers and children in the school and take them to a safe place. Clouds of dust were billowing on one side of the building.
According to the teacher, it turned out that the shell exploded right above the school hall, where children are usually gathered for festive events, and part of the roof “was simply blown away.”
Вот какие рисунки я сфотографировал в этом самом актовом зале, подвергшейся обстрелу школы… pic.twitter.com/UermIvTCiN
— Андрей Краснощёков (@a_krasnoschekov) May 28, 2014
Luckily, no children were in the hall at the time.
All the pupils and teachers were quickly evacuated to the basement.
` China’s all ` Seeing Eye’s and ` Satellite Network ‘ can ` Globally Monitor ‘ and they are planning new Ground Stations ‘
#AceWorldNews – BEIJING – April 01 – (RT) – To compensate the frustration over the endless search for missing the Malaysian airliner, Chinese scientists have doubled efforts to promote their project of a huge satellites network, which will enable Beijing to monitor the whole world.
As the mission to find the passenger jet MH370 which disappeared off the radars on March 8 with 239 people on board, 153 of them Chinese, is yet to yield to any substantial result, the space surveillance net project is gaining strong backing from key government officials in Beijing, the South China Morning Post reports.
China currently has satellites in the orbit but they largely focus on its region and surrounding area. The exact number of them is a state secret.
“If we had a global monitoring network today, we would not be searching in the dark. We would have a much greater chance to find the plane and trace it to its final position. The plan is being drafted to expand our regional monitoring capability,” Professor Chi Tianhe, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of remote Sensing and Digital Earth, told the (SCMP) http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460652/china-mulls-global-satellite-surveillance-after-flight-370-riddle
Professor Zhao Chaofang, an oceanographer at the Ocean University of China in Qingdao, also said that China needs to develop more ground stations, to ease and speed up sending data back to earth.
“Many Chinese satellites can only offload their data when they are flying over China, so the data we receive is sometimes only a fraction of the amount collected by the satellites.
To build up a global monitoring network as efficient as that of the US, our ground stations overseas must be expanded as well,” he said.
` Senegal closes its ‘ Land Border ‘ in an Effort to ` Prevent Spread of Ebola Virus ‘ Outbreak in Guinea ‘
#AceHealthNews – GUINEA – March 30 – In an effort to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea, neighbouring Senegal has closed its land border.
So far 70 people have died in Guinea, the discovery of 11 suspected deaths from Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia in recent days, forced Senegal to further secure its borders.
Meanwhile Guinea health officials announce that they introduced strict measures to stop the epidemic and told citizens not to panic.
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TSA : Investment of $1 Billion in ` Behaviour Detection Techniques and Training ‘ shows no Evidence ‘
#AceSecurityNews – After investing $1 billion in behaviour detection techniques and training since 2007, the Transportation Security Administration has little to show for its efforts, the New York Times stated in a new report.
According to the newspaper, critics of the TSA’s attempt to read body language claim there’s no evidence to suggest the agency has been able to link chosen passengers to anything beyond carrying drugs or holding undeclared currency, much less a terrorist attack. In fact, a review of numerous studies seems to suggest that even those trained to look for various tactics are no more capable of identifying liars than normal individuals.
“The common-sense notion that liars betray themselves through body language appears to be little more than a cultural fiction,” Maria Hartwig, a psychologist at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, told the Times in their report – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/science/in-airport-screening-body-language-is-faulted-as-behavior-sleuth.html?
The TSA’s body language program has also been critiqued by the Government Accountability Office, which found it to be ineffective and recommended cutting its funding going forward.
As RT – http://on.rt.com/4v1fsr reported last year, its conclusion was that human ability to read body language was “the same as or slightly better than chance.”
` Ukrainians must take up arms against ` Russians ' so that not even scorched earth will be left – Tymoshenko '
#AceBreakingNews – Ukrainians must take up arms against Russians so that not even scorched earth will be left where Russia stands; an example of former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko’s vitriol in phone call leaked on-line. She confirmed the authenticity of the conversation on Twitter, while pointing out that a section where she is heard to call for the nuclear slaughter of the eight million Russians who remain on Ukrainian territory.
She tweeted “The conversation took place, but the ‘8 million Russians in Ukraine’ piece is an edit. In fact, I said Russians in Ukraine – are Ukrainians. Hello FSB :) Sorry for the obscene language.”
The former Ukrainian PM has not clarified who exactly she wants to nuke.
Розмова була, але про 8 млн росіян в Україні – монтаж. Насправді сказала: росіяни в Україні – це українці.Привіт ФСБ:) Вибачте за нецензурне
— Юлія Тимошенко (@YuliaTymoshenko) March 24, 2014
Shufrych’s press service flatly contradicted Tymoshenko, slamming the tape as fake. The press release reads “The conversation didn’t take place,” as quoted by korrespondent.net.The phone conversation with Nestor Shufrych, former deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, was uploaded on YouTube on Monday by user Sergiy Vechirko.
The leaked phone call took placed on March 18, hours after the Crimea & Sevastopol accession treaty was signed in the Kremlin.
While Shufrych was “in shock,” Tymoshenko was enraged by the results of the Crimean referendum .
“It’s going too far! Bugger! We must grab arms and go whack those damn katsaps [a Ukrainian word used to refer to the Russians in a negative tone] together with their leader,” Tymoshenko said.
The ex-pm declared if she was in charge “they [Russia] would’ve never gotten Crimea, god dammit.”
Shufrych nade the valid point that Ukraine “didn’t have any force potential” to keep Crimea.
But Tymoshenko, who plans to run in Ukraine’s presidential election, expressed confidence that she would have found “a way to zap those assholes [Russia].”
“I’ll use all my connections, I’ll raise the whole world – as soon as I’m able to – in order to make sure.. Bugger!.. not even scorched earth won’t remain where Russia stands,” she promised.
Despite being incapacitated by spinal disc hernia the ex-PM stressed she’s ready to “grab a machine gun, you know what I’m saying, and go shoot this bastard [Putin] in the forehead.”
Tymoshenko rose to power as a key figure in the pro-European Orange Revolution in 2004, becoming Ukrainian prime minister 2007-2010.
She was imprisoned in 2012, under president Viktor Yanukovich, after being found guilty of exceeding her authority by signing a gas supply and transit deal with Russia.
The deal is claimed to have cost Ukraine’s national oil and gas company, Naftogaz, around US$170 million.
Tymoshenko served part of her seven-year sentence in prison before being relocated to a Kharkov hospital.
She was released immediately after the Kiev coup which ousted Yanukovich.
` British Police have issued a ` Warning ' to those who search for and post `Radical Islamist Publications ' on the Internet '
#AceWorldNews – UNITED KINGDOM – March 24 – British police have issued a warning to those who search for and post radical Islamist publications on the internet. They face prosecution for calls to attack public places in the Western world by an on-line Al-Qaeda affiliated magazine.
“The public is reminded that viewing downloading or disseminating extremist material within the UK may constitute an offence under Section 1 and 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006,” a spokesman for the UK Metropolitan police told Press Association.
Also, a formal advisory was issued for the security forces who continue to monitor the outlet Inspire, with the spring issue 2014 calling for jihadists to target crowded, heavily-populated locations in the Western world.
“The MPS counter terrorism command is aware of the websites and appropriate steps have been put in place, including providing security advice where relevant,” the Metropolitan Police stated.
Police officers are constantly reminded about watching over public places.
“As part of our continued work, we regularly work with, and support, industry, the organizers of sporting events and companies overseeing crowded places with a variety of briefings and advice,” the Metropolitan Police stressed.
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