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Writer who covered organised crime gunned down

first_img News Organisation News March 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest February 11, 2021 Find out more BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s murder of writer and columnist Georgi Stoev, who wrote about Bulgaria’s criminal underworld. Stoev was gunned down outside a hotel in the centre of Sofia and died of his injuries in a hospital.“We urge the Bulgarian authorities to ensure that every effort is made to identify the perpetrators, instigators and motives of Stoev’s murder,” the press freedom organisation said. “The sensitive nature of the subjects he wrote about are an additional reason for ensuring that this murder does not go unpunished.”A former wrestler and bodyguard, Stoev claimed that he used to belong to a criminal gang, knew organised crime leaders personally, and used his experiences in his novels and non-fiction books about Bulgaria’s criminal underworld. Help by sharing this information center_img to go further BulgariaEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Bulgaria News Receive email alerts April 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Writer who covered organised crime gunned down News Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedomlast_img read more

Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber & Brooks Ashmanskas Set for The Prom

first_img Beth Leavel We’ve been telling you for quite some time that this musical is one to watch and this casting displays the production means (show) business! Tony winner Beth Leavel, Tony nominees Christopher Sieber, Brooks Ashmanskas and more have been tapped for the hotly anticipated world premiere of new musical The Prom. The previously announced show will kick off Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre’s upcoming season, beginning performances on August 18. This means that both Sieber and Ashmanskas will be departing big Broadway tuners for the new production—Matilda and Shuffle Along, respectively.Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, whose Broadway credits include Aladdin, Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon and Tuck Everlasting, the limited engagement will run through September 25.Joining Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) as Dee Dee Allen, Sieber as Trent Oliver and Ashmanskas as Barry Glickman in the cast will be Anna Grace Barlow as Alyssa, Caitlin Kinnunen as Emma, Martin Moran as Mr. Hawkins, Angie Schworer as Angie, Courtenay Collins as Mrs. Green and Clayton Landey as Sheldon Saperstein.With a book by Tony winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Matthew Sklar (Elf), and lyrics by Beguelin, the show is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel. Emma becomes an instant outcast—and a national headline—when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Sensing a chance to correct an injustice—and maybe get some good publicity along the way—a group of fading celebrities takes up the cause, and invades Emma’s small Indiana town. But their bumbling attempts at social activism make the situation far worse than they—or Emma—could have ever imagined. Cultures clash and the town erupts in chaos. The community’s reputation, Emma’s future, and the celebrities’ careers, all hang in the balance, until a true hero emerges to save the day. Uproarious and ultimately uplifting, this new musical proves that standing up for yourself—and inspiring others to accept their differences—can make you the star you were always meant to be. Beth Leavel(Photos: Bruce Glikas) View All (5) Related Shows Star Files View Comments Christopher Sieber Caitlin Kinnunen The Prom Angie Schworer Brooks Ashmanskas Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 11, 2019last_img read more

Abortion ‘worst form of child abuse imaginable’ – Bay of Plenty doctor

first_imgBay Of Plenty Times 5 October 2019Family First Comment: Superb words from Dr Viliame Sotutu“As a paediatrician, I must advocate for our babes who have no voice”. He said abortion was a “cruel process” and whether a baby was wanted or not was “immaterial” in his opinion. “This [abortion] is quite possibly the worst form of child abuse imaginable when the gory, barbaric steps of what a child suffers are fully understood.”Exactly.#chooselifeAbortion is “quite possibly the worst form of child abuse imaginable” a paediatrician about to start work in the Bay of Plenty says, but others say a law change is “long overdue”.Dr Viliame Sotutu is among 23,000 people who wrote submissions on the Abortion Legislation Bill ahead of last month’s cut-off.Some submissions have now been published online, including views of Western Bay of Plenty churches, Voice for Life Waihi and Family Planning.If passed, the bill would decriminalise abortion across New Zealand and allow women who are up to 20 weeks pregnant to have an abortion without going through legal hoops.Currently those wanting abortion services need to be referred by a doctor or Family Planning, but the bill would allow them to refer themselves.Dr Viliame Sotutu, who is returning from Australia to a new role in Whakatāne this month, wrote to the Abortion Legislation Committee saying: “as a paediatrician, I must advocate for our babes who have no voice”.He said abortion was a “cruel process” and whether a baby was wanted or not was “immaterial” in his opinion.“This [abortion] is quite possibly the worst form of child abuse imaginable when the gory, barbaric steps of what a child suffers are fully understood.”Dr Sotutu, a New Zealand citizen with more than 25 years of professional experience, said the country’s health system supported pregnant mothers to be as healthy as possible and attended to babies with growth retardation, heart and kidney conditions, and infections.“I am bewildered therefore and utterly dismayed, that at the very same time… we are ready to destroy other babes in the womb in the most callous of ways. What an awful contradiction.”He said legitimising abortion was in “flagrant disregard of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, and would send a message “that children’s lives are expendable”.“I have grave concerns about the culture of death that we are cultivating through our laws.”“I have had mothers tell me of their own traumatic experiences when, unexpectedly, they have passed their baby’s utterly recognisable body parts which were not completely removed during the abortion procedure,” he said.Dr Sotutu said women with unwanted pregnancies, and their whānau needed to be supported “holistically, materially, and longitudinally”.“A high view of life embraced by society might see a woman do a ‘heroic’ thing by carrying an inconvenient/unwanted child through the pregnancy”.https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12272980last_img read more