press conference – GUWIV http://guwiv.com/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 14:40:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://guwiv.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/guw-150x150.png press conference – GUWIV http://guwiv.com/ 32 32 McCarthy will hold a press conference on Friday, previewing our recent conversation with him https://guwiv.com/mccarthy-will-hold-a-press-conference-on-friday-previewing-our-recent-conversation-with-him/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 03:06:45 +0000 https://guwiv.com/mccarthy-will-hold-a-press-conference-on-friday-previewing-our-recent-conversation-with-him/ BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — In June and November, voters in Kern will be faced with a list of options. 17 News sits down with Kern candidates so county voters can make informed decisions. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) sat down with 17 News to talk about his candidacy, including running for GOP leadership in […]]]>

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — In June and November, voters in Kern will be faced with a list of options. 17 News sits down with Kern candidates so county voters can make informed decisions.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) sat down with 17 News to talk about his candidacy, including running for GOP leadership in the U.S. House and the party’s platform Republican for the 2022 midterm elections.

We’ll have an in-depth look at McCarthy and the other candidates in the race for the newly drawn 20th congressional district next week. Here’s a preview of the conversation.

The Republican Party platform for the medium term

As the highest-ranking Republican in the House, McCarthy has significant influence over the issues and legislation the party will introduce in November.

In the Senate, some GOP members expressed different approaches to the election. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida), for example, released a detailed 11-point plan for this year’s midterm.

On the other hand, the leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), mentioned general issues on which he thinks the party should focus, but did not set out a specific legislative program.

McConnell said the GOP should run on a referendum on Democratic policies, rather than on its own proactive agenda.

“I have a disagreement with Mitch McConnell on this, I think the election should be about issues,” McCarthy told 17 News.

McCarthy mentioned some policies he helped the party roll out, including the Parents’ Bill of Rights and a secure border to keep fentanyl out.

“Later this month we will be in Florida for a retreat with all of our members and we are finalizing what we are offering,” he said.

Leading the GOP in the House

As House Minority Leader, McCarthy is tasked with leading the entire GOP in the House — often being required to balance moderate members and those more to the right.

Two House Republicans and outspoken members of the highly conservative Freedom Caucus, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona), were removed from their House committee positions last year. last by Democrats and a handful of Republicans.

Recently, the couple took part in an event organized by white nationalist activist Nicholas Fuentes. McCarthy said their participation was unacceptable, adding that the organization espouses beliefs that have no place in the Republican Party. McCarthy said if selected as chairman in 2023, he will allow Greene and Gosar to “earn” their committee assignments in return.

“There is no place for any member to associate with Nick Fuentes…they said they would never associate with him again,” McCarthy said. “They have the right to be able to earn a right and we will see that at the next Congress if they have earned it”,

McCarthy is scheduled to hold a press conference at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. PST. It will be broadcast live on its website.

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Arteta on victory, Partey, Odegaard, Ramsdale | Press conference | News https://guwiv.com/arteta-on-victory-partey-odegaard-ramsdale-press-conference-news/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 20:26:15 +0000 https://guwiv.com/arteta-on-victory-partey-odegaard-ramsdale-press-conference-news/ Mikel Arteta was a happy man after securing five straight wins by beating Leicester City on Sunday. The boss discussed Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, racing in the top four and more. Read on for a full transcript: on Thomas Partey’s goal… Yeah he almost scored on the shot he had a great shot […]]]>

Mikel Arteta was a happy man after securing five straight wins by beating Leicester City on Sunday.

The boss discussed Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, racing in the top four and more.

Read on for a full transcript:

on Thomas Partey’s goal…

Yeah he almost scored on the shot he had a great shot that hit the crossbar so he was involved in both goals the header he also won from the penalty spot and the other action where he had the shot. You can see he was voted player of the month, he has come a long way, he has the consistency of the minutes, he understands much better what we want, his cohesion and understanding with the rest of the players is getting better and better better and now it’s a matter of consistency and keep doing it

on our constancy…

This is what all coaches want and they understand what we want to do and they can also do it at a certain speed, but then it becomes more complex because it takes the right timing, the right technique, the right quality. , good decision making, but you could see today that there have been times when it clicks and everyone is on the same page and they are all looking for the same things, that is very important

on the form of Martin Odegaard…

He was great again today in all aspects of the game, what he needed to do in defence, when we were high, when we were deep, in the build-up phases, in the final third, the way he understands and manages the game when necessary. I think he has come a long way since he arrived, he shows great maturity and responsibility on the pitch and he makes other players better I think.

if we made a good deal with Odegaard…

I don’t know, it’s still a bit early to tell! But we were certainly convinced that a player who could fit into our club, into our model, that he has all the values ​​that we want from players to represent this club and then he has the qualities for what we want to do. and we are really happy with it.

on the value of the happiness of our players…

That’s how it should be! I think if the players who represent the club are not happy, like the people we are responsible for, I think we have to go somewhere else because we are doing something wrong. They have the joy and the privilege of being football players, they have to enjoy it, that’s the purpose of what they do and now you can really feel that they are having a good time together, they like to play football. football with that freedom they can express it and that’s all about it.

on whether Liverpool will be a big test for us on Wednesday night…

It’s a different level now, and we need to take the game to a new standard to have a chance of beating them, and we know that. Tomorrow we are going to start preparing how we can beat them, and how we are going to start believing that we can beat them, which is crucial in order to be able to beat them.

on Ramsdale making superb saves against Leicester this season…

I think we made a great save. I think with Barnes heading in at a crucial moment when we were down to a zero, that’s when you need your goalie to come out and get you out of trouble, and he certainly did. still done today.

on Partey’s great form, and what Mikel has done to help him…

Probably on his neck every day, because he kinda needs it. It comes from the player if I think. We discussed this a bit at the press conference the other day, but I think when a player accepts his reality, and when a player accepts that – OK, he wants to be in a different position – you can’t don’t expect this (change) to happen if you don’t change anything you do. So he started doing lots of other things, and we can see that he’s having fun on the pitch, and that’s what we want.

if he allows himself to look at the table and believe that we will maintain our current position…

I look at the board with the games we have left. We know where we are now, but we have to look ahead. We have to watch what we do, focus on our performance and prepare for the next game and that’s it. Because the rest is just guesswork. I’m not a great player, never have been and I don’t want to play.

Copyright 2022 Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to proper credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.

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Mexico rejects EU press freedom resolution: ‘We are no longer anyone’s colony’ https://guwiv.com/mexico-rejects-eu-press-freedom-resolution-we-are-no-longer-anyones-colony/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 21:16:46 +0000 https://guwiv.com/mexico-rejects-eu-press-freedom-resolution-we-are-no-longer-anyones-colony/ Mexico’s government on Thursday delivered an unorthodox and sardonic response to a European Parliament resolution calling on it to step up protections for the press and human rights defenders, amid a growing number of journalist murders in the country. Mexico’s response, delivered through official channels as an unsigned open letter to MEPs, opened by calling […]]]>

Mexico’s government on Thursday delivered an unorthodox and sardonic response to a European Parliament resolution calling on it to step up protections for the press and human rights defenders, amid a growing number of journalist murders in the country.

Mexico’s response, delivered through official channels as an unsigned open letter to MEPs, opened by calling on members to end their “corruption, lies and hypocrisy”.

“It is unfortunate that you join like sheep in the reactionary and putschist strategy of the corrupt group that opposes the Fourth Transformation, propelled by millions of Mexicans to confront the monstrous inequality and violence inherited from neoliberal economic policy which for 36 years has been taxed in our country,” the letter read.

The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was reacting to a resolution adopted Thursday by the European Parliament which “calls on the authorities, and in particular the highest, to refrain from any communication likely to stigmatize human rights defenders , journalists and media professionals, to exacerbate the atmosphere against them or distort their lines of investigation.”

The López Obrador administration’s response touched on a range of bilateral and global issues, ranging from boasting of Mexico’s “pacifism” for not sending weapons to a war zone – in a thinly veiled allusion to the European military assistance to Ukraine amid Russian invasion – to López Obrador’s approval notes: ‘By the way, with higher approval than European leaders.’

“Next time, inform yourself and read the resolutions that are presented to you before voting. And remember that we are no longer the colony of anyone. Mexico is a free, independent and sovereign country”, reads- we in the letter.

The European resolution came as six journalists were killed in Mexico in 2022 as a result of their work, making Mexico the deadliest country in the world to practice journalism.

López Obrador downplayed the government’s role in protecting murdered journalists, saying they were killed by criminal elements, not direct actions by the Mexican state.

Yet he has been quick to point fingers and publicly criticize journalists he sees as opponents of his administration.

“The president in his daily press conference continues to stigmatize journalists, to attack publications, critical media. We consider this to be one of the deadliest countries for journalists. This is not possible, it’s not acceptable to have a president who attacks journalists every day,” said Emmanuel Colombié, head of the Latin America desk at Reporters Without Borders.

“I’m not saying that he encourages killings, but that he should change the way he talks about the press,” Colombié added.

López Obrador in February rose up against the Secretary of State Antoine BlinkenAntony BlinkenMexico rejects EU press freedom resolution: ‘We are no longer anyone’s colony’ China is wildcard in Russia-Ukraine warafter the top US diplomat expressed concern over the murders of journalists in Mexico.

Colombié said López Obrador often took criticism from abroad personally, including in cases like Blinken’s concerns or the EU resolution, which did not directly mention López Obrador.

In its letter to the EU, the Mexican government weaved accusations of colonialism and undue interference in internal affairs, while repeating López Obrador’s assertions that journalists are free to practice their profession in Mexico.

“Know, MEPs, that Mexico has ceased to be a land of conquest and, as in a very short time in its history, the libertarian principles of equality and democracy are respected. No one is repressed here, the right to freedom of expression and the work of journalists is respected. The state does not violate human rights as previous governments did, when you, by the way, were complicit in the silence,” reads -on in the letter.

But conditions for journalists have deteriorated dramatically in recent months, even as journalism has been a dangerous profession in Mexico for decades.

“We know the situation described in the resolution, we think it is very important to have a strong reaction from the European Parliament because it is not only a Mexican problem and it is important to put pressure on the Mexican authorities in this time,” Colombié said.

Colombié added that in addition to the confirmed murders of journalists in 2022, Reporters Without Borders is investigating whether a seventh murder was linked to the victim’s profession.

“If we reach seven cases in just over two months, that means we have the same number of murders as in 2021,” he said.

And while none of the killings are believed to have been ordered by Mexican federal authorities, Reporters Without Borders has linked government corruption at the local level to heightened levels of danger for journalists operating in states and regions. specific municipalities.

“We observe a direct link between organized crime and the places where journalists are killed,” Colombié said.

The federal government has a mechanism to protect journalists and human rights defenders, but that mechanism has failed in at least one high-profile murder.

In January, journalist Lourdes Maldonado was shot dead in Tijuana, while she was under the protection of the federal mechanism.

Maldonado had in 2019 personally told López Obrador at his daily press conference that she feared for her life amid a labor dispute with Jaime Bonilla, a former governor of Baja California who is also a former US elected official and a close ally of López Obrador.

After Maldonado’s death, Bonilla publicly denied any involvement and downplayed Labor’s lawsuit, which Maldonado won shortly before he was assassinated.

Investigations into Maldonado’s murder have yet to yield results, in a country where few or no murders of journalists are solved.

“Between 95% and 100% of cases of murders and enforced disappearances of journalists go unpunished with regard to intellectual authors. [authors] crimes are caught and convicted,” Colombié said.

“It’s like encouraging the authorities to commit crimes against the press,” he added.

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Zimbabwe: Chamisa, predator of press freedom https://guwiv.com/zimbabwe-chamisa-predator-of-press-freedom/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 13:28:45 +0000 https://guwiv.com/zimbabwe-chamisa-predator-of-press-freedom/ When Nelson Chamisa formed a new political party which he called the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), many people expected there to be a paradigm shift from the MDC, in which the first was rooted. Chamisa marketed the new formation as a clean break from Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC, hence its slogan – “Here comes the […]]]>

When Nelson Chamisa formed a new political party which he called the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), many people expected there to be a paradigm shift from the MDC, in which the first was rooted.

Chamisa marketed the new formation as a clean break from Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC, hence its slogan – “Here comes the new one”.

Alas, hopes continue to be dampened as the newcomer gradually takes on the shape of his old self. This cemented the argument of some critics that the CCC was just old wine in new wineskins.

Some of Chamisa’s opponents and lieutenants now fear that the young leader and his CCC are worse dictators than those they accuse.

Chamisa’s declaration of war on public media last week will be enough to convince everyone that the CCC was even more dangerous than the Nazi Party.

“Those associated with Zanu PF may not be able to access our gatherings. Our laxity, magnanimity and generosity are abused. We will limit access to our sites to journalists who work for Zanu PF and we know We won’t allow you to,” Chamisa told a news conference.

This statement sparked negative comments and condemnation, even from allied media organizations such as the Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (ZINEF), the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) and the Young Journalists Association (YOJA) , among others.

Surprisingly, the usual self-proclaimed media freedom watchdog, the US Embassy in Zimbabwe, remained silent on the issue. Had the same statements been made by Zanu PF, the outcry would have been of seismic proportions.

This calls on the US Embassy to mask its agenda by at least shedding crocodile tears under such circumstances. Selective law enforcement has no place in a democracy.

Mr. Chamisa prides himself on being a fighter for democracy, but his manner continues to contradict the principles of a democratic movement. He must be up to it and practice the democracy he generously prescribes to others.

There is a tendency to think that he transformed the democratic movement of Tsvangirai into a simple coalition of citizens, perhaps to escape the responsibility of his autocratic leadership. It would have been a great misnomer to have a despotic leader leading a so-called movement for democratic change.

Mr. Chamisa is not even ashamed of it. Announcing his party’s new name, he revealed that he had kept the name to himself for some time as he feared his lieutenants would leak it to Zanu PF.

This only shows that the name of the new party is not the result of a consultation.

He runs this party like his personal shop. No one is allowed to speak at his gatherings. They only have a few minutes to confirm his inconceivable statements.

You must see how the lieutenants run to the dais when they are discourteously ordered to do so.

No one has a job except him. This created discontent within the interim leadership. Professor Welshman Ncube had to pretend to be ill to avoid attending the Harare election campaign launch.

According to unimpeachable sources, Professor Ncube even refused to follow Chamisa’s orders to go and beg from local embassies arguing that he needed to know in what capacity he would perform the task since he was stripped of his vice-presidency.

He begins to realize to members of his new party and allied organizations that they have a tyrant at their head, no wonder they nicknamed him “Tin Dictator”.

Welcome to the world of reality citizens! That’s exactly what we’ve been saying from the start. The young man is a real enemy of democracy and media freedom.

This is not the first time that media freedom has been threatened by opposition leaders who, ironically, pose as paragons of democracy and defenders of media freedom.

Robert Tapfumaneyi, a journalist who works for Sly Media was in January 2020 harassed and assaulted by MDC Alliance security personnel who accused him of working for the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).

Overzealous security also grabbed Tapfumaneyi’s camera and threw it to the ground and prevented him from covering the event.

Chamisa never showed remorse for the savage attack on a journalist in the line of duty. The party’s deputy spokesman, Luke Tamborinyoka, had to offer a half-hearted apology.

The yellow baby was anchored in the MDC, as such, he inherited the culture of violence that was in the DNA of the latter.

Reporters Without Borders rightly notes that “the ruling Zanu-PF party is not alone in showing hostility towards the media and opposing freedom of the press… Members of the opposition are also responsible for a climate of intimidation”.

Under the leadership of Tsvangirai who is Chamisa’s mentor, each gathering will bear the scars of violence, with several journalists being harassed and intimidated for exercising their fundamental right to freedom of expression.

On 7 June 2013, journalist Herbert Moyo of the weekly Zimbabwe Independent was nearly killed by MDC members while covering a protest in Sunningdale, Harare.

Moyo was taking pictures of demonstrators protesting the imposition of candidates when a group of thugs surrounded him and beat him. MDC spokesman Douglas Mwonzora then intervened to end the attack. What a peacemaker! So far, his party has no trace of hostility towards the media.

The day before Moyo’s attack, Tsvangirai’s bodyguards manhandled Mashudu Netsianda, a reporter for the Chronicle in Bulawayo, before seizing his notebook and deleting the recordings he had made on his mobile phone.

It is regrettable that journalists were attacked either under the nose of the opposition leadership or that it was the leadership itself that carried out the attack. In May of the same year, Tsvangirai himself threatened the media.

“You can’t have a newspaper with six articles saying Tsvangirai this and Tsvangirai that,” he said.

“Everyday! Regai vakadaro. Mais musi umwe gava richadambura musungo (Leave them like that, but one day the roles will be reversed). I want to tell you this, muchadya izvozvo (you will face the music)”, a- he bellowed threats.

CCC Acting Co-Vice President Tendai Biti once threatened ZiFM radio journalist Garikai Fadzai. The reporter was reporting on the use of the US$50,000 constituency development fund that Biti received as a member of the House of Assembly for Harare East.

“Ende mukaita zvemangamanga ndinokusuwai au m**** (unprinted word). Wazvinzwa here mukomana,” Biti thundered.

State media journalists have been the main targets of opposition attacks.

They now avoid opposition rallies and events. When they avoid, the same people complain about media blocking.

Herald reporter Joseph Madzimure was barred from a press conference addressed by Fadzai Mahere at the Media Center in Harare last year. In 2019, security for Mr. Chamisa attacked a ZBC journalist during a rally at Mkoba Stadium in Gweru. The ZBC crew had to leave the event in a hurry.

During a press conference at Harvest House in March 2019, to confirm Mr Chamisa as leader of this party, Zvamaida Murwira of the Herald and freelance journalist Anna Chibamu were also attacked. The marauding youths also roughed up then-Herald photographer Tawanda Mudimu, who was covering a demonstration by activists protesting the imposition of candidates.