Ighalo ends contract on May 31 and United wants to sign him

first_imgManchester United managed to bring Odion Ighalo on the last day of the Shanghai Shenhua winter transfer market after failing to sign the Norwegian striker Bournemouth, Joshua King. Premier League* Data updated as of March 24, 2020 That has impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaerwhich according to Daily Mail, wants to keep it in exchange for 15 million pounds (15.2 million euros), aware that they still have to sign a high-level nine despite their great performance.The problem is that their agreement with red devils It expires on May 31, unlike most contracts, which end on June 30. As the competition dragged on, he might not end up wearing the United jersey and while the players’ union of FIFPro working on a solution so that the contracts are not a complication, United prefers to tie Ighalo permanently. In less than a month we will know what will happen to the future of the Nigerian striker. The Nigerian arrived on loan, taking over more than a third of his record (they assume 140,000 euros a week from the 323,000 he receives in total, that is to say, 7.3 million euros per year from its file in China of 16.8 million. Since then, and despite having been set apart to come from one of the foci of the coronavirus, the attacker He has managed to score four goals and provide assistance in eight games. 25last_img read more

Atkinson on track for Olympic gold – Walter

first_imgJamaica swim aficionado, Jackie Walter, says Jamaican Alia Atkinson is on track to challenge for a gold at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Atkinson won her second medal at the FINA World Championships, when she placed second in the women’s 50-metre breaststroke final yesterday. She became the first Jamaican to medal at the World long-course event, after placing third in the 100-metre breaststroke on Tuesday to claim bronze. Walter, the former long-time national coach, pointed out that the optimism she feels for Atkinson stems from her bronze-medal placing. “She has never medalled at a long-course event. So the bronze was more important, because in the Olympics there is no sprint, only a 50-metre freestyle, so this is a good sign (for her to medal at Olympics),” the coach observed. “She also went through the rounds, and she will have to go through that at the Olympics, so this (World Championship performance) definitely puts her in good stead to medal,” she reasoned. For the long-serving swim coach, a gold medal is now within Atkinson’s reach for the Olympics. “I definitely think so (can win gold). She is definitely on a high, and she will now go back into some hard training with a positive outlook. So there will be no doubt in her mind whether she can do this or not,” Walter continued. “Technically, she has made a few adjustments, which I think are very positive. I know (coach) Chris Anderson has some adjustments he wants to make, and I’m sure that in the next few months in her preparation for next year (Olympics), that those things will be worked on. “Her mother told me she was so calm, and that is confidence … and what I see from her at the championship, it will give her confidence,” Walter told The Gleaner. LONG-COURSE EVENTlast_img read more

Booker, Warren score 35 apiece, Suns beat Timberwolves

first_imgMurray scores career-high 32 as Nuggets beat Magic MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? BUDDIESAnthony-Towns and Booker are friends and former teammates at Kentucky. They also are the top two scorers out of the 2010 draft. It’s one of four draft classes in NBA history where the top two scorers were college teammates. Towns had 17 points and 12 rebounds on Saturday.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Minnesota hadn’t played since a loss at Golden State on Wednesday while Phoenix was playing on back-to-back nights. … The Timberwolves swept the three-game series with Phoenix last season. … Minnesota lost despite a 19-7 advantage on the offensive boards.Suns: Tyson Chandler played after missing the previous two games with back spasms. … Phoenix improved to 1-3 on a season-long six-game homestand. … Tyler Ulis started at point guard for first time this season, replacing Mike James.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives on Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson. APPHOENIX — Devin Booker and T.J. Warren scored 35 points apiece and the Phoenix Suns snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-110 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Booker scored nine in the Suns’ decisive 21-7 run over the final 3:50.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points and Jimmy Butler had 25 in Minnesota’s second straight loss after a five-game winning streak.In a back-and-forth second half, Phoenix took control with a late 14-0 burst.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBooker scored seven points in the streak and capped the outburst with a pass to Marquese Chriss, who sank a 3-pointer from the corner to give the Suns a 111-103 lead with 51.2 seconds to go.Chriss was the only other Phoenix scorer in double figures with 13 and blocked five shots. A 19-4 run to end the third quarter and start the fourth gave the Timberwolves a 94-87 lead on Shabazz Muhammad’s basket with 9:47 to play. But the Suns scored the next 10 to go up 97-94 after Warren’s 17-footer with 6:53 left.Minnesota responded with a 9-0 spurt and Jeff Teague’s 3-pointer put the Timberwolves up 103-97 with 4:46 to go. Minnesota went four minutes before its next score.Neither team had a double-digit lead all night with the Timberwolves, who never trailed in the first half, up 60-57 at the break.Chriss sank a 3-pointer in the opening minutes of the second half to tie it at 61 and, after Chriss’ block of Karl Anthony-Townes’ shot led to Warren’s breakaway dunk, Phoenix led 83-75 with 4:06 to play in the third.Minnesota called a timeout, then went on a 13-2 run to end the quarter to lead 88-85 entering the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Anglican Communion Shocked by Bishop Johnson’s Sudden Death

first_imgThe Anglican Communion is reeling at the sudden death of the the Primate of The Church of the Province of West Africa Tuesday.Archbishop Dr. Solomon Tilewa Johnson, 59, was also Metropolitan Archbishop of the Internal province of West Africa, and Bishop of Gambia. A popular figure both home and abroad, he died in Fajara while playing tennis–one of his favourite pastimes.The Provincial Secretary Canon Anthony Eiwuley said he had received confirmation of the Archbishop’s death from the family. He added that, in time, he planned to open a book of condolence to receive messages on behalf of the Province and the family.Shock and SadnessPeople across the Anglican Communion have already been expressing their shock at his death. In an email to the Anglican Communion’s Francophone Network, Episcopal Bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Pierre Whalon said, “What a loss for the Province of West Africa, for the Anglican Communion and for us all.” The Rt Revd Zacharie Masimango Katanda Bishop of Kindu in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Province’s Primate Henri Isingoma also told Network members how they had been saddened to hear of his death.Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby today wrote to Archbishop Johnson’s wife, Priscilla, and to the Archbishop of the Internal Province of Ghana, the Most Revd Dr. Daniel Sarfo, to offer his condolences and assurance of his prayers.He wrote to Archbishop Sarfo: “I know that many will miss Archbishop Tilewa for his boundless energy and the great enthusiasm he had for his ministry, in the Church, both in Gambia, in the Province of West Africa, and in the wider Anglican Communion.“His gifts were not confined exclusively to the Church, and he had an active role within the national life of Gambia, serving as a member of a number of boards and committees. He was generous in his hospitality, and was always glad to welcome visitors to the Gambia, where he had served as Bishop since 1990.“I know that all my colleagues, the people of the Church of England, and especially those in the Diocese of Chichester with which the Diocese of the Gambia is linked, as well as your brothers and sisters across the Communion, will be holding you in prayer and love at this time.”Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Canon Kenneth Kearon said today, “Archbishop Tilewa was a big man in every sense of the word. His great height made him stand head and shoulders over others, but so did his heart. He had a great love for the church, and worked hard for the spread of the Gospel in his own country, his diocese, and more recently, the Church of the Province of West Africa, which he served with distinction as Primate. “His immense pride in being able to represent his diocese at the Lambeth Conference of 2008 was matched by his love and compassion for those in any sort of need. He was a man of justice, and served with distinction on his country’s Independent Electoral Commission. All of this was rooted in his love for his Saviour. To his wife and family, of whom he was so proud, to his church and to his country, we extend our prayers and our sincere sympathy.”Anglican Ollie Sagnia was one of those who expressed their grief on the late Archbishop’s Facebook wall, “Today we mourn but tomorrow we hope to celebrate your life and continue your work as you pass on the torch. You excelled at being a great family man and an outstanding leader, an embodiment of peace, love and humility. Your vibrancy, zeal and enthusiasm, blended with humor and wit, awed us all. You will always be our bishop.”Zambian priest and Director for Mission of the Anglican Communion Office John Kafwanka wrote, “What a shock to hear about the death of Archbishop S Tilewa Johnson. You will be fondly remembered for your service to the Lord and humanity. We prayer for your family and the Church in Gambia and the whole Province of West Africa. Rest in God’s eternal peace.”The many other posts on Archbishop Johnson’s Facebook page and elsewhere on Social Media sites expressed shock, sadness and a very personal sense of loss from people in countries including Ghana, Nigeria, the Gambia, England, Tunisia, and Sierra Leone. Several people even changed their Facebook photo to one of the Archbishop to honour his memory.A Man of FirstsDr Tilewa Johnson as the Ninth Primate and Archbishop became not only the first Gambian Bishop but also the first Gambian Archbishop and Primate.He was due to join members from across the Church of the Province of West Africa–from Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and The Gambia–at its Synod in February. A Life of ServiceSolomon Tilewa Ethelbert Willie Johnson was born in Banjul, The Gambia, on 27 February 1954. He attended the Wesley Primary School in Gambia from 1962 to 1966 and then Gambia High School until 1972.He started his career in 1975 as a teacher at Banjul’s Gambia High School. However, after two years he applied and was admitted to Trinity Union Theological College, Umuahia, Imo State, Nigeria. In 1980 he left with a Diploma in Theology.After three years at The UK’s University of Durham (1982-1985) he obtained a BA (Hons) in Theology. Twelve years later he returned to Britain to gain a Certificate in Theology from Oxford University. In 2000 he became a graduate of the Theological Foundation of Indiana in USA with a Doctorate degree in Applied Ministries.Solomon Tilewa Johnson was a deacon from 1979 to 1980, a priest from 1980 to 1990, and was a diocesan bishop from 1990. On September 29, 2012, he was elected as the 9th Primate of the Church of the Province of West Africa as well as Metropolitan Archbishop of the Internal province of West Africa. He was enthroned on November 16, 2012.He was designated ‘Person of the Year’ 2012, by the Gambia News and Report Weekly Magazine who said his selection was because of his “election as the 9th Archbishop and Primate of the 38 member Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA), making him the first Gambian Bishop to hold such a position.”He was involved with a range of organisations and committees both in Gambia and overseas including mission agencies; educational establishments; national bodies tackling socio-economic issues; and such ecumenical bodies such as the All Africa Conference of Churches, and the World Council of Churches and the Gambia Christian Council. Archbishop Solomon Tilewa Johnson is survived by his wife, Priscilla Gladys Johnson and three children, Njilan Johnson, Jeggan Johnson and Dado Johnson.(Story courtesy of www.anglicannews.org)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Preying on the Poor

first_imgBy Lekpele M. NyamalonMonrovia–  I was invited to read poetry at a fundraiser organized by the partnership of schools and the Ministry of Education in 2017 and met a young lady, she handed me her card and introduced herself as Katie Myler, the head of ‘More than me’. I liked the name, ‘More than me’. It sounded enticing, almost mesmerizing.  More Than Me is a non-profit headed by Katie Myler, an American, with the objective to provide education for vulnerable young girls, most of who were recruited from West Point, one of Liberia’s largest slums. Katie asked me to help teach her ‘kids’ poetry. I was elated — anything for Liberia.We never met again, time and schedule clashed.  ‘Hundreds of young girls signed up and became students of ‘More than Me Academy’. Down the road, ‘More than me’ became a partner to the Johnson-Sirleaf led government partnership for school program in its pilot phase.  There were signs of hope, it seemed.Katie walked on world stages receiving millions of US dollars on behalf of the girls and stood in some of the most prestigious halls around the world, supposedly speaking for the poor and vulnerable. In one of her award ceremonies where she received a million dollars award, Katie and members of her team painted their faces with the inscription, ‘I am Abigail’.  The face of Abigail may never see the carpets of fame but her face gave Katie and others the stage.However, in a bizarre display of negligence, ‘More than me’ is being accused of the indiscriminate raping of scores of underage girls, occurring right under its watch by one of its senior staff- an irony of the very tenets the school professes. The story reportedly broke a few years back but details remained hushed for possibly safeguarding the school from the public backlash, including the end to donor funding. It took Pro Publica — an American non-profit and investigative journalism team that breaks news for the public interest — to produce a documentary of systematic rape and abuse with interviews from the victims themselves. The documentary, dubbed Unprotected, is a chilling account of the horrors of hell at More than me. As a father of a girl child, emotions took over and it took me several days, at the urging of my sister, to finally sit and watch the documentary.‘More than me’ has this on its website:‘The safety of the children we serve is our number one priority. More Than Me has a zero tolerance policy for sexual violence and exploitation.’This statement stands as an Irony in the face of massive rape and sexual abuse happening under its watch and scores of underage girls reportedly infected with HIV as a result of rape by one of its key staff and recruiter, Mcintosh Johnson.Reading of the broken shield that exposed those Angels — young girls — to the doorsteps of death, breaks my heart. Running from evil is liberating, but running to a monster that creeps on you at night to drive the last dagger is almost suicidal. They were left to face a cold blooded rapist and serial predator.We can point to all the cracks in the walls, the whys, the whos, and cry together in unison, on each other, with no one to comfort us. Let’s dry up our tears and hit the drawing board:1. The system failed those AngelsWe trusted the morality and empathy of those in whose care they were entrusted. One crack uncovered, presumed morality doesn’t cut it, inherent suspicion keeps the guards alert.2. Monitoring and EvaluationPeriodic monitoring of the activities at MTM and interviews with the Angels would have busted an underground evil, perhaps sooner.3. Struggle with conscienceWe tend to easily look the other way if it doesn’t stink so close. It was morally imperative that those who came close to the facts had a duty to ring the bell for the greater good. However, it took Pro-Publica to uncover ‘unprotected’ from afar and we woke up smelling the stench of reality in a broken, stinking kitchen. Now, we’re awake, let’s not go back to bed and wake up, trigger happy for the next hunting game. All feet to the fire.The case of ‘More Than Me’ is a classic example of NGOs from the West flooding to Africa in the name of the poor. These NGOs return home after its work with little or no measurable impact. Additionally, most African Governments would open its space to roaming NGOs collecting millions and gracing world stages all in the name of Africa’s poor who only feed off the crumbs of those millions collected our names. This has to stop. The iceberg of tons of vices occurring across the length and breadth of Africa by fly-by-night  NGOs with little or no expertise in the areas they intend to operate makes Africa a dumping ground for remnants, predators and poorly trained hustlers looking for a living in the name of the poor.Monrovia was a scene of series of demonstrations on Thursday by different movements presenting position statements to different government and International bodies of the carnage done under the watch of ‘More than Me’ The hastags: #morethanrape, #morethansad coined by a Liberian banker, blogger and child rights activist became a social media movement that helped to heap fire on the pressure of More than me.As movements like #morethanrape gain steam, it’s unequivocal that Katie Meyler should be held accountable for gross negligence and a comprehensive investigation be launched to uncover, in totality, the extent of damage and let the laws flex its sword. More Than Me is an emblem of the dangers of systemic failures and remains a scar on our memories. Katie should own up to the responsibilities arising thereof.May those Angels rise up, as Ambassadors, telling their own stories. It’s more than money, it’s more than fame and certainly, as the social media team sums it in the hashtag, it’s #morethanrape.Let’s save them, next time.Lekpele M. Nyamalon is a Liberian Poet, Author, Speaker and a Mandela Washington Fellow. He can be reached at nyamalon23@gmail.com.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Leniency for 9th defendant in Halloween night beating

first_imgLONG BEACH – The last of nine black teens to be sentenced in the Halloween night beating of three white women received the most lenient punishment. Juvenile Court Judge Gibson Lee on Tuesday sentenced the 18-year-old woman to probation, 250 hours of community service and racial sensitivity counseling. Unlike the others, she was not placed under house arrest or ordered to receive anger-management counseling. The case stemmed from an attack where black youths yelled racial insults and beat the white victims to the ground, one suffering facial fractures that required surgery. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Nine teens – eight female and one male – were convicted of assault, eight with hate-crime enhancements. All were juveniles at the time, though several turned 18 since the attack, including the last to be sentenced.last_img read more

Speedway suits Kenseth

first_imgRoush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, inducted into the Walk of Fame earlier in the day, gave the organization its fifth consecutive victory in the spring Busch Series race Saturday night, leading a contingent of three Roush drivers in the top five. “We really like it when you can run all over the racetrack, find a place that your car is happy with and be able to race wheel-to-wheel and be safe even three- or four-wide sometimes,” said Roush, wearing his trademark brown hat. “It’s really good to come out here, and we really like the racetrack. It’s been pretty good to us.” FONTANA – Considering Jack Roush’s remarkable run of success at California Speedway, the NASCAR team owner might as well add his handprints – or hatprints, in his case – to the track’s Walk of Fame. Photo Galleries: • Race fans • California Speedway infield • Matt Kenseth makes the Walk of Fame The Race: • Stater Brothers 300 • Stater Brothers 300 • Stater Brothers 300 Roush has won nearly a third of the NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck series races held at the speedway, with six of his 12 victories coming in the Busch Series. Counting all three series, he has won six out of the last seven spring races here, counting all three series. Much of that success can be credited to Kenseth, the track’s all-time leader in NASCAR wins. He has claimed four Busch races in 12 starts and went to Victory Lane in the Auto Club 500 last year. “I always thought this place was so cool the way it was surrounded by run-down steel mills, and in the middle is this amazing place with perfect sod, perfect brick,” Kenseth said. “I always thought it was a perfect place ever since I came out here.” To win Saturday’s race before an estimated crowd of 37,000, Kenseth took the lead from Jeff Burton with 21 laps to go and extended it on a restart with 15 laps left as Casey Mears, Kyle Busch and Burton battled for second place. center_img When Mears emerged as the top threat to catch Kenseth, the Ford driver’s 1.5-second lead was too large to overcome. Mears finished 0.484 seconds behind. “By the time I was clear, it was a lot of ground to make up,” said Mears, who finished second. “That’s just the name of the game.” Busch finished third, followed by Roush Fenway drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. Dave Blaney, who earlier in the day claimed the first-ever Busch pole for Toyota, finished 10th. “Anyone who got out front tonight just took off,” Busch said. “It was pretty obvious there that if you got out front, you were a dominant force.” The race was run with 41 drivers two short of a full field and that number shrunk after a vicious crash on Lap 87 of the 150-lap race. Riding along the frontstretch, Jason Leffler tried to pass Kenny Wallace, but was clipped on the right rear bumper. Wallace, who was subbing for the ill David Gilliland, turned Leffler’s car 90 degrees toward the grandstand. The car ran straight into the outside wall at the start/finish line just as Juan Pablo Montoya reached the same spot. Montoya’s car hit Leffler with such a force that it momentarily lifted it off the ground. Both drivers were uninjured. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Police issue warning after a drug stronger than fentanyl found

first_imgKELOWNA, B.C. – Police in B.C.’s Interior are warning the public about a dangerous new drug they say is nearly 100 times stronger than fentanyl.Health Canada detected the presence of the synthetic opioid called W-18 in a batch of counterfeit drugs seized during a recent drug bust in Kelowna.The use of potent synthetic opioids can easily result in a fatal overdose, even when taken in very small amounts, and the RCMP says the green-coloured oxycodone tablets marked CDN-80 are especially dangerous because they’re virtually always fake.- Advertisement -Provincial Health Officer, Doctor Perry Kendall, who has already declared B.C.’s first public emergency as a direct response to the rapid rise in fentanyl-related overdose deaths, has conceded this is a battle the province is losing.Last week the B.C. Coroners’ Service posted some more shocking numbers, noting that last year the overdose death rate climbed to 10.2 deaths per 100,000, a rate not seen since 1998.Fentanyl was the leading killer behind the spike, accounting for 32 per cent of the 2015 overdose deaths, which totalled 121 among people between 10 and 29.Advertisement This year that number has jumped to 50 per cent, and in the same age group the number of deaths is already up to 74.As result health authorities are scrambling to find new treatment methods and Health Canada is now planning some regulatory changes to allow doctors to prescribe Heroin for opioid addicts.Doctor Scott MacDonald of Vancouver’s Crosstown Clinic says about 10 per cent of those suffering from opioid addiction respond only to treatment with heroin.In 2014 a BC judge granted an injunction allowing some doctors to continue Heroin treatment, which was the subject of a Harper government ban in 2013.Advertisementlast_img read more

Neymar thrilled to be back, at ’80 percent’

first_img0Shares0000Neymar beat multiple defenders before lashing in Brazil’s opening goal midway through the second half © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 3 – Brazil star Neymar said he was “very happy” to have made a goal-scoring comeback in a 2-0 friendly victory over Croatia on Sunday, but insisted he was only firing at “80 percent”.“It’s been three months that I’ve been injured,” said Neymar, with the World Cup to start in Russia in 10 days. “To come back and do what I love the most, playing football, and furthermore to score a goal, is an immense joy. I’m very happy.”The Paris Saint-Germain forward appeared as a half-time replacement for Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho as the Selecao stepped up their World Cup preparations.And Neymar needed just 23 minutes at Liverpool’s Anfield ground to prove how important he is to Brazil’s hopes of a sixth world title.Receiving a pass from Philippe Coutinho, Neymar cut into the area, beating Sime Vrsaljko and Duje Caleta-Car with impressive close control and dribbling, before burying a shot into the roof of the goal, via the crossbar, from the edge of the six-yard area.But he added: “I still feel a little pain, but that’s normal when you spend so much time not walking.“I feel at 80 percent of my capacity.”After his goal, Neymar made sure to head to the Brazil bench to embrace team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, who operated on his foot fracture three months ago.“It was to thank him. Not only Lasmar, but also Rafa and Rica (his physiotherapist and physical trainer). They’ve been there 24 hours a day with me.“I want to thank all the people who’ve been important for me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Leading dissidents arrested in Myanmar

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BANGKOK, Thailand – In a continuing campaign of arrests in Myanmar, the authorities have caught their most-wanted man, a former student leader who helped organize recent protests, Amnesty International said Saturday. The organizer, U Htay Kywe, 39, was the last remaining leader of a group called the 88 Generation Students Group, which had led protests against a fuel price increase in mid-August that grew into huge demonstrations against the military junta. Two other members of the group were also arrested, as well as another dissident, according to Amnesty, a London-based human rights group. Although the report could not be independently verified, members of Burmese exile groups in Thailand said they believed it to be true. One of the people reported to have been arrested is Mie Mie, 35, who was prominent in photographs and videos of the first small demonstrations that had been smuggled out of the country. She appeared in those shots with her fist raised. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The government cracked down on the protests, many led by Buddhist monks, in late September. It says 10 people were killed; diplomats and exiles say the number is much higher. The government is now hunting down participants in the rallies, from leaders like Htay Kywe to prominent monks to other categories of people like “those who watched,” “those who clapped” and “those who joined in,” according to exile groups. “The crackdown is quite systematic, to create terror, real terror, among the people,” said Aung Zaw, editor of the exile magazine Irrawaddy, who has maintained contacts in Myanmar, formerly Burma. “After they put down the monks’ protests they are just hunting down Htay Kywe and other civilian activists,” he said. “They want to arrest them all and put them in prison, perhaps indefinitely.” Thirteen other leaders of the 88 Generation Students Group were arrested after the first protest, on Aug. 19. Most of them, like Htay Kywe, spent many years in prison after leading countrywide demonstrations in 1988 that were violently suppressed by the military.last_img read more