Taiwan sends frigate to South China Sea after court ruling

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Taiwan backs China by sending frigate to South China Sea following international ruling July 13, 2016 View post tag: South China Sea Taiwan has sent a stealth frigate to patrol the Spratly Islands region in the South China Sea following the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling in the maritime jurisdiction case brought against China by the Philippines.A Kangding-class frigate was sent to the region on July 13 with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attending the send-off, Taiwan Today reported.The South China Sea ruling made July 12 by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague concluded that China’s territorial claims in the region have no legal grounding.The court made a differentiation between rocks and islands and low-tide elevations declaring that only naturally formed islands qualified for a 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone. This means that most of the rocks and artificially-built islands upon which China’s so-called nine dash line was based on did not give China jurisdiction over the territory.Both China and Taiwan rejected the ruling declaring the tribunal illegal.Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs David Tawei Lee said the ruling was unacceptable to the Republic of China (Taiwan) and was not legally binding on the nation.“This so-called Arbitral Tribunal was born out of the unlawful behavior and illegal claims of the Philippines. Its existence is illegal, and whatever ruling it makes is null and void, with no binding force,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a regular press conference. Taiwan backs China by sending frigate to South China Sea following international ruling Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, New Deal, Motet Members & More Tapped For 2019 “Dance Party Time Machine”

first_imgOn Friday, March 29th, J2G Live will host its 6th-annual Dance Party Time Machine at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, Colorado. As in past years, the fan-favorite super jam will feature three-fourths of The Disco Biscuits, including bassist Marc Brownstein, keyboardist Aron Magner, and drummer Allen Aucoin, in addition to Mike Greenfield from Lotus, Jeff Franca from Thievery Corporation, and Ryan Jalbert from The Motet. Notably, Jamie Shields from The New Deal will also make his Dance Party Time Machine debut during the upcoming show in March.Each year, Dance Party Time Machine brings over 25 musicians together for a one-of-a-kind collaboration. In addition to the show’s high-profile headliners, the event also taps a number of local artists from Colorado, including members of regional acts such as Analog Son, YAMN, Tiger Party, Fox Street, SuCH, Other Worlds, MLIMNA, and more. Together, these musicians come together to lead audiences through the dance party hits from the ’50s up through today, with covers of Elvis Presley just as likely as covers of Childish Gambino.The Dance Party Time Machine will return to Cervantes’ in Denver on Friday, March 29th, 2019, and VIP and GA tickets are currently on sale now here. VIP ticket holders will receive seating in a private balcony area along with free beers from Breckenridge Brewery.last_img read more

Listowel Harvest Festival continues

The David Marnane trained Aru Cha Cha will be the first Tipp horse out, running in the first race at 2.05.No Wunder, trained by David Wachman, and Thomas Stack’s Celestial Fable will run alongside one another at 2.35 while Stack will also be watching over Tooreen Legend, who is out at 3.35.Elusive Award is the only Tipperary runner in the Speedy’s Bar Moyvane and Ballylongford Handicap at 3.05, and is trained by TJ’O Mara. Aidan O’Brien’s Gypsy King and the Tim Cleary trained Dancingwithangels are both on the card at 3.35.In the feature race of the day, the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle, Charlie Swan’s The Game Changer will go out along with Casimir Road, who’s being saddled up by Stephen Ryan. That race goes to post at 4.35.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, September 19, 2013•8:55 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a dirt motorcycle in the 400 block E. Maple. Wellington.•8:55 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•9:11 a.m. Officers investigated minor in possession of tobacco in the 2600 block N. A, Wellington.•Juvenile male, 15, Geuda Springs, Ks. was referred to juvenile court.•12:49 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1800 N. A, Wellington.•12:58 p.m. Officers investigated a probation violation in the 300 block N. B, Wellington.•1:17 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 300 block N. Olive, Wellington.•4:49 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 700 block N. Washington, Wellington.•6:01 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more

‘It happens every day’ – Zaha responds after 12-year-old arrested for racially abusing Crystal Palace star

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland striker posted a screenshot of a message he had been sent after scoring twice in his side’s 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.The Blades tweeted a statement of support for McGoldrick on Monday morning, pledging to work with authorities to identify the individual behind the messages and bring them to justice.As more footballers come forward with their experiences of being racially abused, pressure is growing on social media platforms to do more to prevent it and punish individuals who send abusive messages. Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has responded after a 12-year-old boy who sent him a string of racist abuse on social media was arrested by West Midlands Police.The Ivory Coast international posted screenshots of a number of messages sent to him via Instagram Direct Messages ahead of his side’s Premier League game against Aston Villa. Palace lost 2-0 thanks to a brace from Trezeguet, but the incident meant the spotlight was shone on society’s ongoing problem with racism once again.In a statement on Twitter, Zaha said: “Very disappointed we didn’t get a better result yesterday but I wanted to come on here to thank you for all your messages of support.“I would also like to thank West Midlands Police for their swift action in making an arrest.“People need to understand that whatever your age, your behaviour and your words come with consequences and you cannot hide behind social media.“It is important social media platforms do as they did yesterday and seek out these individuals and remove them.“This is not the first time I have received messages like this, nor am I the only player to receive messages like this – it happens every day.pic.twitter.com/YiIBf0Pnu8— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) July 13, 2020“I want to thank everyone for the love and support but enough is enough! It is not enough to be disgusted by these messages I received and move on.“It isn’t enough to just say #notoracism. We need action, we need education, things need to change.”The fact that such an incident is a daily occurrence on social media in 2020 was underlined after Sheffield United forward David McGoldrick came forward with racist abuse he had been subjected to over the same weekend.last_img read more