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Somaliland government bans privately-owned radio stations

first_img March 2, 2021 Find out more June 14, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Somaliland government bans privately-owned radio stations to go further Organisation Reporters Without Borders called today on the government of Somaliland (an autonomous region of Somalia) to reverse its 5 June ban on all privately-owned radio stations.The information ministry had announced that “no other voice” could be heard on the air except the government-run Radio Hargeysa and that privately-owned stations would not be allowed because of “potential dangers.” It warned anyone with transmitting equipment to hand it over to the authorities and said those who did not do so would be punished.”This move is a serious obstacle to press freedom and the growth of independent and diverse expression in the region,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Somaliland’s president, Dahir Riyale Kahin. “The government has taken this step because it knows most of the region’s inhabitants get their news from the radio.”The country’s only radio station is the official Radio Hargeysa, but several people and opposition parties have applied for broadcasting frequencies. Several privately-owned newspapers are published and sold in Somaliland’s main towns.Somaliland declared independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991 but yet to be recognised by the outside world. Reporters Without Borders notes that in Puntland, another autonomous Somali region, the authorities last month shut down the main privately-owned radio and TV station. RSF_en January 8, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Newscenter_img Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Follow the news on Somalia Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts SomaliaAfrica News News RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Newslast_img read more

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RSF accuses government of endangering general interest

first_img February 18, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF accuses government of endangering general interest Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific RSF supports the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and Gerakan Media Marah (the Angry Media Movement), an informal coalition of journalists, and their condemnation of a proposed amendment to the 1972 Official Secrets Act – which would penalize whistleblowers and the use by journalists of anonymous sources – as an act of “flagrant intimidation.”Under the amendment, journalists could be prosecuted for refusing to name the source of their information and maximum penalties would be increased to life imprisonment and 10 strokes of the cane. As things stand, the penalty for divulging official secrets is one to seven years in prison. In an article in the Chinese-language newspaper Sin Chew Daily, attorney general Mohamed Apandi said the amendment was needed because of a significant increase in leaks of government secrets. Anticipating objections, he added that, “those who claim journalistic ethics to protect their sources could be considered as collaborators with potential saboteurs, and that this practice would endanger the country’s security.”“The reprisals against investigative journalists, the increase in censorship in recent months and now the proposed amendment designed to persecute whistleblowers and journalists clearly show that the government has taken the authoritarian road,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“The government needs to realize that it is Prime Minister Najib Razak’s policy of censoring and suppressing information, and its political and economic consequences, that are endangering the general interest, and not the corruption revelations.”Corruption, censorship and witchhunt against whistleblowersThe past eight months have been marked by political and financial scandals involving leading members of the private sector and government officials, including the prime minister.In July, the Wall Street Journal revealed details of a judicial investigation into allegations that a development fund called 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had channelled money into the prime minister’s personal accounts. Sarawak Report, an English-language news website based in London, was blocked by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission on 20 July, a few days after it revealed the content of confidential emails obtained from an anonymous source that supported the corruption allegations.A warrant for Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown’s arrest on a charge of “activity detrimental to democracy” was issued on 4 August, five days after she posted secret documents showing that the attorney general had been fired because he had been preparing to bring corruption charges against the prime minister.Access to Medium.com, a news website that had been reposting Sarawak Report articles and thereby enabling Internet users in Malaysia to circumvent the blocking of the Sarawak Report website, was in turn blocked by certain Malaysian Internet operators on 22 January.Malaysian media outlets that followed these developments have also been targeted. Two publications that had been covering the investigation, The Edge Weekly and its sister, The Edge Financial Daily, were suspended by the interior ministry on 27 July for three months for coverage that was deemed to have been “prejudicial to public and national interest.” Four news blogs – Syedsoutsidethebox, Tabunginsider, Fotopages and Din Turtle – were blocked by the media regulator on 27 January. The authors of these blogs and their content (Tabunginsider’s is a whistleblower, Din Turtle’s is a well-known critic of the prime minister) are very different but they all irritated the government.Malaysia is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 press freedom index. Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s decision, after a series of corruption scandals, to prioritize the intimidation of journalists and whistleblowers, who just do their duty to inform the public. Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts Organisation News News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Follow the news on Malaysia to go further February 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en March 17, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Although released, Nguyen Dan Que and Nguyen Dinh Huy are not free

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release from prison of Nguyen Dan Que and Nguyen Dinh Huy on 2 February, both now returned to their homes in Ho Chi Minh City. The organisation pointed out that three other dissidents remain behind bars simply for their online criticism of the government. RSF_en Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Follow the news on Vietnam News VietnamAsia – Pacific Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Cyber-dissident Nguyen Dan Que and journalist Nguyen Dinh Huy, who were released from prison on 2 February, are being kept under constant police surveillance, Reporters Without Borders said today, calling for them to be allowed to fully enjoy their freedom. Both spent more than 15 years in prison.Dinh Huy is being so closely watched that there are even two policeman inside his home in Ho Chi Minh City. All his telephone calls are monitored.Two plain-clothes are constantly watching Dan Que’s home. When he went out a few days after his release, the authorities immediately telephoned his wife to ask why he had gone out and tell her that he should henceforth warn them whenever he went out.———————————-3.02.05Cyberdissident Nguyen Dan Que and journalist Nguyen Dinh Huy releasedReporters Without Borders welcomed the release from prison on 2 February of Dr Nguyen Dan Que and journalist Nguyen Dinh Huy, aged 73. The organisation said it hoped the two would be able to resume a normal life free of police surveillance and harassment. It also pointed out that three other dissidents – Nguyen Vu Binh, Pham Hong Son and Nguyen Khac Toan – were still behind bars simply for having posted articles online critical of the government. “In less than eight months, the Vietnamese authorities have released four of the seven jailed cyberdissidents as well as the last journalist imprisoned. However, at the same time they brutally cracked down on a section of the online press because it was reflecting popular discontent.”It is therefore not yet possible to see these releases as a sign of a softening of the regime towards free expression,” it said.Nguyen Dan Que, held in Prison n°5 in Thanh Hoa Province about 200 kilometres south of Hanoi, arrived back home in Ho Chi Minh City the following day while Dinh Huy returned to the same city accompanied by his family.Dan Que had been arrested at his home on 17 March 2003. A committed free expression campaigner, he had already spent more than 18 years in prison between 1980 and 1998.Shortly before his imprisonment he had released a statement in which he condemned the lack of press freedom in the country. He was sentenced on 29 July 2004, to 30 months in prison by a court in Ho Chi Minh City. He was denied the right to legal representation.Dinh Huy was arrested on 17 November 1993, after asking permission to hold a conference on democracy in Ho Chi Minh City. In April 1995, he was sentenced to 15 years for attempting to “overthrow the people’s government”. He was imprisoned at Ham Tan camp, around 100 kms north-east of Ho Chi Minh City. Cyberdissidents Pham Que Duong and Tran Khue were released respectively on 29 and 30 July 2004. Le Chi Quang was freed from jail on 14 June.Two cyberdissidents and one former journalist remain in prison Help by sharing this information April 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img News News to go further RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Businessman Nguyen Khac Toan, a former army officer, was arrested on 8 January 2002, in a Hanoi cybercafé. He was accused of emailing information to Vietnamese human rights organisations in exile, seen by the government as “reactionary”. Found guilty of espionage, he was sentenced, on 20 December 2002, to 12 years in prison and three years under house arrest. For several months he has been refused the right to leave his cell, as punishment for making “insolent” remarks.Nguyen Vu Binh, former journalist on an official Vietnamese Communist party publication Tap Chi Cong San (Communist Reviews), was arrested on 25 September 2002. He was chiefly accused of posting articles online of a “reactionary nature”, in particular an essay entitled, “Reflection on the Sino-Vietnamese border accords” in which he criticised a treaty concluded between China and Vietnam in 1999. He was sentenced on 31 December 2003 to seven years in prison and three years house arrest. The sentence was confirmed on appeal on 5 May 2004.Pham Hong Son, a doctor and head of a pharmaceutical firm, was imprisoned on 27 March 2002 for having translated and posted online an article headlined, “What is democracy?”, taken from web pages on the site of the US embassy in Vietnam.Previously, he had written several articles promoting democracy and human rights, posted on Vietnamese discussion forums. In June 2003 a people’s court in Hanoi sentenced him to 13 years in prison for “espionage” and three years house arrest. His sentence was reduced on appeal on 26 August 2003, to five years imprisonment and three years house arrest.He is suffering from a hernia in the groin which could be life-threatening in the absence of an operation. He has not been receiving any treatment and he was transferred in September 2004, to a detention centre far from Hanoi, where his family lives.Over 15 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. More than two hundreds news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations so that their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Nguyen Dinh Huy is sponsored by La Manche libre, le Club de la presse de Bordeaux, Le Devoir, Charlie Hebdo, Le Matin, RFI, Verbottenswuriren, Maison de la presse de Liège, Fun Radio (Belgique), El País, RTVE, Europa Press, Grupo Arbol News April 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts February 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Although released, Nguyen Dan Que and Nguyen Dinh Huy are not free VietnamAsia – Pacific last_img read more

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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events October 22 – 28

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nicole “Snooki” PolizziThe ex-sloven and classless former train wreck of the Jersey Shore and author will speak about and sign her new book Strong Is The New Sexy. Years ago, many thought she was destined for either rehab or prison. When she rose to stardom on the MTV breakout series, she was 20 pounds overweight from her steady diet of nachos and alcohol. Today, not only is she a mother of two, but she’s as fit and trim as she’s ever been. Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. October 22.The State of Long Island Media: Taking Back Our AirwavesThe United States used to be the world’s shining example of a free press. But today’s corporate media isn’t just part of the problem—it is the problem. A public forum on how to fix the media will feature an expert panel followed by a Q&A with media experts, investigative journalists, professors, TV producers and media watchdogs. Huntington Public Library, 338 Main St., Huntington. Free. 7 p.m. October 22.Above and Beyond: The Untold True StoryIn 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the United States, trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia, and flew for Israel in its War of Independence. As members of Machal–“volunteers from abroad”–this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war; they also embarked on personal journeys of discovery and renewed Jewish pride. Q&A with producer Nancy Spielberg follows screening. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org Free. 7:15 p.m. October 22.Modest MouseTouted as “one of the biggest and most beloved indie-rock bands of the past 20 years” by Rolling Stone and “the second coming of Nirvana” by the band Black Keys, Modest Mouse’s reputation clearly precedes them. Expect songs from Strangers to Ourselves, their sixth and latest album, as well as old favorites like “Float On” and “Ocean Breathes Salty.” Opening the show is Hop Along. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $50. 8 p.m. October 22.Huey Lewis and the NewsThese Grammy winners defined the ’80s with multiple top 10 hits: “Hip to Be Square,” “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “Stuck With You” to name just a few. Don’t miss Huey, his harmonica and the rest of the band performing your favorites! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. October 22.KRS-OneThis rapper/activist/writer/producer is bringing his original, creative and socially-conscious raps to LI. Central to hip hop since 1987, KRS-One started the Stop The Violence Movement in the late ’80s and founded the Temple of Hip Hop. “Sound of Da Police” and “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know” are oldies but goodies with a set list that’s sure to include songs from throughout his 12 album discography. Warming up the crowd are A Side Of Darkness, Status 631, iDeal & Scotty Mac, DJ Shuttle and D.A. The Future Of A.D.D. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $30. 8 p.m. October 22.Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty OnesThese blues brothers reunited last year on Common Ground after 30 years apart, and they’ve been hot ever since. Their new album, Lost Time, features covers of blues and R&B songs that showcase Phil’s unique, powerful voice and Dave’s electrifying guitar solos. Come hear this one-of-a-kind duo take that bass line out for a walk! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. October 22.South Side Johnny and The Poor FoolsGot the Fever for the girl? Well come join New Jersey’s own South Side Johnny for a special stripped-down show with The Poor Fools. A more “stripped down” “acoustic-ish” show, The Poor Fools showcases South Side’s musicianship, songwriting skills, and legendary showmanship in a more intimate setting. A must for all fans of the Jersey sound! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49-$60. 8 p.m. October 22.JeremihEver since 2009’s “Birthday Sex” Jeremih’s fans can’t get enough of his smooth falsetto, intimate lyrics and unique style. No stranger to music, this R&B crooner honed his skills on saxophone, drums and piano from a very young age, and has even been known to spit some rhymes on his mixtapes. “Planes,” featuring J. Cole, and “Tonight Belongs to U!” featuring Flo Rida, are the catchy new singles off his upcoming album, Late Nights. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30. 10 p.m. October 22.Welcome to Mars – A Conversation and Book Signing with Buzz AldrinSpace is still the final frontier and Mars continues to make news and attract generations of young people. In this fascinating book, hero-astronaut Buzz Aldrin challenges curious kids to think about Mars as not just a faraway red planet but as a possible future home for Earthlings! With the recent discovery of evidence of water on this extraordinary planet, the human species may be one step closer to Mars’ eventual colonization! #pyramidsonmars Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $25 members, $20 public. 7:30 p.m. October 23.GarbageTwenty years after the release of their self-titled debut, the band will play the record in its entirety for the first time, including the smash hit “Only Happy When it Rains.” The band came together in 1993 and shared an intensive 22 on-and-off years since. Their provocative alternative rock, sung by Shirley Manson’s iconic Irish accent, will echo off the stage to the roar of thousands of fans. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$65. 8 p.m. October 23.Rodney CarringtonDon’t let his cowboy hat, checkered shirts, and Southern-drawled charm fool you! The guitar-playing comedian’s uproarious remarks cut straight to the gut, leaving you “Yehawing” all the way home. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. October 23.The MachineOne of the oldest and purest of the Pink Floyd tribute bands based in America, The Machine has been playing on the Dark Side of the Moon since 1988, when New York-based musicians Tahrah Cohen and Joe Pascarell first started to think Pink. Now Cohen has been joined onstage by Adam Minkoff, Ryan Ball and Scott Chasolen. As Spin magazine put it, they sound “exactly” like the British band. These guys are devoted, delving into 16 albums of material to come up with the perfect playlist. They’ll unleash requests, too. Once they performed songs from A to Z, in order, and they’ve also done gigs accompanied by full symphony orchestras. As Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Diehl put it, “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” No Wall is too high or too far for this foursome to top. [Video above is actually Pink Floyd, not this extraordinary cover band.] NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50. 8 p.m. October 23.Noah’s ArcThis East Patchogue band absolutely rock, dropping reggae beats that’ll move your feet and free your soul! Opening the show are Roots Foundation and Half Breeds. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 8 p.m. October 23.Gary ViderIn the history of NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent, less than five stand-up comics have made it to the final 10! Gary Vider is one of them! A favorite of Howard and Howie throughout Season 10, Gary’s hilarious, deadpan style rocked the house repeatedly at Radio City Music Hall and his “Boobsippi” joke even won Heidi’s approval and trended nationwide on Twitter! Gary has also made a stand-up appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, and he will absolutely floor you here! McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $22-$52. 8 p.m. October 23.Long Beach ROXX Music FestivalThis lineup includes 10 music acts from across Long Island and NYC, including Dave Kellan, The Liverpool Shuffle, Rorie Kelly, Four Way Street, Risky Business, The Electrix, and Mudslide, featuring Ann Klein. This sonic smorgasbord benefits the nonprofit J-Bird Music for The Arts, Inc., supporting music programs in New York State education. Long Beach Public Library, 111 W Park Ave., Long Beach. longbeachroxxny.com Free. Times vary, October 23-25.Long Island Hurricane ExpoJust in time for the third anniversary of Sandy, News 12 Meteorologist Matt Hammer will be on hand to talk about hurricane forecasting along with several other speakers. The Suffolk and Nassau county Offices of Emergency Management and 20 other organizations will be providing hurricane and storm preparedness information. Participants will learn how to track storms, pack a family disaster kit and prepare an emergency plan for their pets, all crucial information everyone should know to fully be prepared! St. Joseph’s College Gymnasium, 155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue. longislandhurricaneexpo.com Free. 2 p.m. October 24.Shinnecock ShamrockThis music & cultural festival is replete with Irish & Native American bands, raffles, dancing, beer, wine, chowders & so much more. Organized by members of the Shinnecock and Unkechaug Tribes of Long Island. Shinnecock-Sewanaka Society, Inc., 14 North Howell’s Point Rd., Bellport. shinnecocksewanakasociety.org $40, kids 12 and under free. 2 p.m. October 24.Dinner in the DarkA unique sensory experience, blindfolded. Participate in a firsthand journey to appreciate the world the blind and visually impaired live, every day. Upsky Hotel, 110 Motor Pkwy., Hauppague. Siloinc.org $60. 5 p.m. October 24.Mike OrlandoThis is an absolutely riveting event for guitarists, heavy metal and hard rock fans alike, who want to both meet and learn from Adrenaline Mob’s six-string savior, Mike Orlando. get ready for an up-close-and personal guitar clinic along with a Q&A and autograph session with this tremendous guitarist, producer, and overall musician! All Music Inc., 397 South Oyster Bay Rd., Plainview. allmusicinc.com Free. 6 p.m. October 24.Jackie MasonWidely regarded as one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, Mason combines satire, observations on the foibles of modern life and impeccable timing to create material that leaves audiences laughing until they cry and critics raving show after show after show. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 7 p.m. October 24.“Rockin’ Fights 21” Featuring Zac DunnThe red gloves of undefeated Middleweight World Champion Zac Dunn and Denis “The Momma’s Boy” Douglin will hook and jab quick and hard in the arena. Join the thundering cheers of aggression and tension surrounding this bruise-tastic brawl. Who will remain standing at the end of this fist-fest? Only one way to find out! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. October 24.Forbidden FilmsMore than 1,200 feature films were made in Germany’s Third Reich. According to experts, some 100 of these are blatant propaganda. More than 40 remain—nearly 70 years after the end of the Nazi regime—under lock and key. This is their story. Director Felix Moeller in person at reception. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $10, Public $15. 1 p.m. October 25.“Boo! A Family Friendly Halloween Musical”Hallie Opal Ween, an 11 year-old, sets out on a mission to stop the “World Holiday Commission” from canceling the Halloween holiday due to low candy and costume sales. During her travels, Opal Ween meets a trio of recently unemployed and good-natured monsters whose very livelihood depends on the survival of Halloween. It isn’t long before they join Opal Ween and the audience on their quest to save the holiday from extinction! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $10-$18. 3 p.m. October 25.Bethenny FrankelThe former Real Housewives of New York City personality’s reality docu-drama, Bethenny Ever After, aired regularly on Bravo until 2012, and her talk show Bethenny was cancelled last year, but she still has opinions about fun foods, smart business, romantic relationships, and her hyper-dramatic life. How did she handle her divorce? How is dating going for her? What’s up with that plastic surgery? Head on down and find out! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 7 p.m. October 25.Boz ScaggsThis accomplished appreciator and performer of timeless blues, R&B, rock and jazz tunes’ soulful tones and nuanced instrumentals mesh his multi-tiered dimension of authenticity on respected American root classics with his own original music. From his seminal role in the Steve Miller Band in 1967 to his stellar solo career, Boz Scaggs has deservedly earned a reputation as a singular artist. And did we say he’s a crooner who will melt hearts too? Yes, yes we did. Are you in the mood for a romantic evening? Who isn’t? This is the gig for you. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. October 25.Long Island Beauty Ball For Cancer CareA groundbreaking showcase event featuring unique interactive experiences & extraordinary networking, this must-attend event includes an open bar, food stations, DJ spinning dance music, beer and wine gardens, nail and cosmetic lounges, psychic readings, a fashion show, pop-up boutiques, paint night, photo booths, raffles and so much more! This is truly an extraordinary event for an extraordinary cause! Come show your support and let’s make a difference, together! Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Tpk., Woodbury. $125. 6 p.m. October 26.IrationWhen not surfing off the coast of California, this infectious band spreads their “luv” through feet-moving, hand-swaying, original alternative/reggae. Since 2007, the group has released three popular albums while remaining in the top 20 on Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart. Supporting acts include The Green and Hours Eastly. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$35. 8 p.m. October 27.Rubble KingsThis fascinating, valuable work of social, music and New York history, is a celebration of a peaceful revolution by those who helped birth it. Filmmaker Shan Nicholson will be here, and the vibe of something purely magical will be radiating through the air. A reception with music by DJ Kool Herc, founder of Hip-Hop Culture, is included. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $10, Public $15. 7:30 p.m. October 28.—Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Desiree D’iorio, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

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Schneidman: The 3-pointer is no longer life or death for Syracuse basketball

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 31, 2016 at 9:25 pm With a sweeping declaration, Jim Boeheim injected flare into a team that lacked it. A dozen 3-pointers set as the desired minimum. No postseason last year, little expectations this one. With NCAA investigations still at the forefront of Syracuse basketball, a 3-point-savvy approach gave it a respite from everything else.In two exhibition games, Syracuse made 26-of-61 shots from beyond the arc. An astronomical number of makes and takes over a two-game stretch compared to last season, even for scrimmages. In the early going, Boeheim said the Orange would live and die by the long ball.SU has benefited from the 3 (shooting 11-of-23 in a two-point win against Duke) and suffered from the 3 (shooting 5-of-26 in a 12-point loss to St. John’s). The Orange has also lost to Clemson and Virginia despite making 13 deep balls in each game. But in Saturday’s 60-57 win against Georgia Tech, a team Boeheim called one of the better ones in the league, Syracuse (15-8, 5-5 Atlantic Coast) made only six 3s and showed dimensions it hadn’t before.“Tonight wasn’t necessarily about hitting 3s,” Tyler Lydon said after Saturday’s win. “It was more on the defensive end and just getting to the basket.”Boeheim praised Malachi Richardson after the game for attacking the rim when his 3s weren’t falling. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNine times this season Syracuse has made fewer than 10 3s against a Power 5 opponent. Only three of those have been wins, one Saturday, one against Boston College — who sits 0-8 in the ACC — and one against Connecticut in a game Syracuse made a season-high 24 free throws.The Orange escaped against Georgia Tech because of late free throws, but only made half the total it had against the Huskies. SU was also facing an opponent, unlike the Eagles, whose five conference losses had come by an average of just 5.2 points per game. Syracuse’s early-season identity faded as the game lagged down the stretch Saturday and the Orange was tasked with dipping to the depths of an arsenal it had rarely explored through 22 games.“You have to play defense in a zone,” Boeheim said. “It’s not some freakin’ magic trick here.”Georgia Tech’s previous lowest point total in conference play was 64. Syracuse reset that to 57, almost 20 points below the Yellow Jackets’ season average and only the seventh time SU has allowed fewer than 60 points in 23 games. The Orange held GT to a field-goal percentage 7 percent lower than its season average and a 3-point clip 9 percent lower than its season average.On top of a stout defensive effort, Syracuse shot 46.9 percent from 2-point range while it took its fourth-fewest amount of 3s on the season. In the final 10:26, Syracuse restricted Georgia Tech to 10 points while only one 3-pointer accounted for a sliver of SU’s final 13 points.“It wasn’t falling for us so we were able to get in the lane and make plays and make things happen,” Trevor Cooney said. “But I mean our defense picked up, we knew we weren’t making shots so we had to get stops.”Georgia Tech struggled to pound Syracuse’s thin backline via passes through the top of the zone like opponents have so often done. Gbinije cut off bounce passes headed to the middle of the paint. Dajuan Coleman neutralized the ACC’s best rebounder in Georgia Tech’s Charles Mitchell. Malachi Richardson and Gbinije, two of SU’s best 3-point shooters, put a seal on the game from the foul line.It wasn’t the conventional Syracuse that has come to rely on the deep ball from a guard-heavy lineup, even as Boeheim played four of them for part of the final five minutes.It was, however, a Syracuse that flashed dimensions on both ends that it hadn’t before.“If we do those things,” Gbinije said, “making shots is just going to be a plus for us.”Matt Schneidman is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or @matt_schneidman Commentslast_img read more

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