The National Commission of Telecommunications is an agency of the Government of Venezuela that exercises the regulation and control over telecommunications in Venezuela. The Telecommunications Act, enacted on June 12 2000, gave the Venezuelan state power to regulate the sector of the National Telecommunications Commission; this Commission was created by the # 1,826 Decree of September 5 of 1991 attributing the character of autonomous service without legal personality, the hierarchy of a Directorate General of the Ministry Transport and Communications, which replaced the National Telecommunications Council. Reporters Without Borders warned of "rising censorship in Venezuela's Internet service, including several websites and social networks facing shutdowns", they condemned actions performed by the National Telecommunications Commission after Conatel restricted access to websites with the unofficial market rate and "demanded social networks Twitter, to filter images related to protests taking place in Venezuela against the government".
However, the Venezuelan government published a statement saying that they did not block Twitter or images on Twitter, implied that it was a technical problem. In November 2013 the Venezuelan telecommunications regulator, CONATEL, began ordering ISPs to block websites that provide the black market exchange rate. ISPs must comply within 24 hours or face sanctions, which could include the loss of their concessions. Within a month ISPs had restricted access to more than 100 URLs; the order is based on Venezuela's 2004 media law which makes it illegal to disseminate information that could sow panic among the general public. During the 2014 Venezuelan protests, Colombian news channel NTN24 was taken off the air by CONATEL for "promoting violence". In 2014, multiple Twitter users were faced prosecution due to the tweets they made. Alfredo Romero, executive director of the Venezuelan Penal Forum, stated that the arrests of Twitter users in Venezuela was a measure to instill fear among those using social media that were critical against the government.
In October 2014, eight Venezuelans were arrested shortly after the death of PSUV official Robert Serra. Though the eight Venezuelans were arrested in October 2014, the Venezuelan government had been monitoring them since June 2014 according to leaked documents, with the state telecommunications agency CONATEL providing IP addresses and other details to the Venezuelan intelligence agency SEBIN in order to arrest Twitter users. Media in Venezuela
The 2018–19 National Cricket League was the twentieth edition of the National Cricket League, a first-class cricket competition, held in Bangladesh. The tournament started on 1 October 2018, with eight teams placed into two tiers. Khulna Division were the defending champions; the opening round of matches saw a total of thirteen centuries made by twelve different batsman, the first time this had happened at the start of a cricket tournament in Bangladesh. Round four of the tournament produced the two narrowest victories in the history of the NCL, with Sylhet Division winning their match against Dhaka Metropolis by three runs, Rangpur Division beating Barisal Division by five runs. Rajshahi Division won the tournament, to claim their sixth title in the competition, after beating Barisal Division by six wickets in the final round of matches. In Tier 2, Dhaka Division were promoted for the next season. Points table Points table Series home at ESPN Cricinfo
The Auati-Paraná Canal is a natural canal of Amazonas state in north-western Brazil. It is a distributary that joins the Japurá River; the Auati-Paraná called the Ati-Paraná or Ati-Paranã, is sometimes called a river, sometimes a paraná and sometimes a canal. The last term seems most appropriate, since the natural canal joins another; the canal divides the lower western Amazon plateau to the north from the Amazon plain. The canal forms the boundary between the 146,950 hectares Auatí-Paraná Extractive Reserve, created in 2001, on the north bank, the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve on the south bank; the canal is a body of white water, but all the streams that flow into it from the extractive reserve are black water. List of rivers of Amazonas
Ernest Myers known as Colin Myers, was an English professional footballer who played as an inside left. Born in Chapeltown, Myers spent his early career with Northfleet, Crystal Palace and Hickleton Main Colliery, he joined Bradford City in April 1914, made 1 league appearance for the club, scoring 1 goal. He left the club in May 1920 to join Southend United, he played for Aberdare Athletic, Northampton Town, Queens Park Rangers, Exeter City, Hartlepools United, Gainsborough Trinity and King's Lynn. Frost, Terry. Bradford City A Complete Record 1903-1988. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 0-907969-38-0
Root Letter, stylized as √Letter, is a 2016 visual novel adventure video game developed and published by Kadokawa Games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, iOS. It is the first entry in the Kadokawa Game Mystery brand, is planned to be followed by Root Film in 2020. Root Letter: Last Answer, a revamp of the game with additional content, including live-action sequences, was released on August 30 and September 3, 2019 for Europe and North America with an initial release in Asia in December 2018. A live-action American feature film adaptation of the game was announced in 2018 by Hollywood film company Akatsuki Entertainment, entered production in September 2019; the game plays as an adventure visual novel. In the game, the player must figure out what happened to the character of Aya, a girl who mysteriously vanished after receiving a particular letter; the gameplay will be split into two distinct parts. Root Letter is set in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, where the protagonist arrives in search of Fumino Aya, a pen pal friend from high school who had disappeared for 15 years.
After he finds a letter dedicated to him from her, never sent, he sets out to interrogate her classmates as he wonders if everything Aya had told him had been a lie. The game contains multiple endings based on the player's choices throughout the game; the game was announced for both the Japanese and international market. It was introduced as the first title in a line of adventure video games by Kadokawa Games, the Kadokawa Game Mystery series; each entry in the series is planned to contain the same "fictional actresses" playing different roles across different titles. Key staff from Konami's LovePlus series of dating sim games contributed to the game, including character designer Mino Taro, producer Akari Uchida. Root Letter was released for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita by Kadokawa Games on 16 June 2016 in Japan, by PQube on 28 October 2016 in Europe and 1 November 2016 in North America, it was released for Microsoft Windows in Japan on 31 March 2017 and internationally on 7 July 2017, for Android and iOS in Japan on 25 August 2017.
A sequel, Root Film, was announced to be in development in 2018, is planned for release in early 2020 in Japan and at a date internationally. A live-action video project based on the original game is additionally planned to be produced by Perfect World Pictures. In August 2018, a new version of the game, Root Letter: Last Answer was announced; the game will be a live-action remake that allows the player to either use the animated or live-action scenes/photos for the game’s graphics. It will include new scenarios, it was released in Japan on December for the PlayStation 4, Vita and Nintendo Switch while it'll be released in other parts of the world by 2019 without having a Vita release. Root Letter received "generally favorable" reviews for PlayStation Vita, "mixed or average" reviews for PlayStation 4, according to the review aggregator Metacritic. During its opening week in Japan, 8,907 copies were sold, of which 4,855 were of the PlayStation Vita version, 4,052 of the PlayStation 4 version.
The two versions were the eleventh and fourteenth best selling games of that week in Japan. Despite the game not appearing on the weekly Media Create charts again in Japan, worldwide sales passed 200,000 copies sold by January 2017, making it a commercial success. By July 2017, another 100,000 copies had been sold, bringing total worldwide sales to 300,000, by February 2018 it had passed 400,000 copies sold. Geraint Evans, the head of marketing of PQube, called their Root Letter sales "phenomenal", with the vast majority sold on the PlayStation Vita. An American feature film adaptation of the game was announced in November 2018 by Los Angeles-based film production company Akatsuki Entertainment; the film and financed by Akatsuki Entertainment, is directed by Sonja O'Hara, written by David Ebeltoft, produced by Annmarie Sairrino, Moeko Suzuki, Kat McPhee, starring Danny Ramirez, Keana Marie, Lydia Hearst, began shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana on September 16, 2019. The adaptation is envisioned as a gritty re-imagining of the game's core story of a protagonist in search of a former pen pal who disappears under curious circumstances.
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The Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Chorus is a Russian musical group, established by Mitrofan Pyatnitsky in 1910 with 18 peasants from Voronezh and Smolensk gubernias. The peasant chorus held its first performance at the Small hall of the Moscow Nobility Club on March 2, 1911. Pyatnitsky focused on traditional Russian song; the performers enacted dance scenes and played folk instruments. One of the first soloists of renown in the chorus was Arina Kolobayeva. In its early years the chorus received high praise from Russian musicians Sergei Rachmaninov and Fyodor Chaliapin. In 1918, the chorus transferred its base to Moscow. After hearing the chorus, Lenin noted the necessity of expanding the chorus's activities, having it perform in concert halls and plants. In 1925, Mitrofan Pyatnitsky was awarded the title of Merited Artist of the Republic. After Pyatnitsky's death, the company was named after him and the leadership was taken by Pyotr Kazmin. In 1931, the chorus was joined by Vladimir Grigorievich Zakharov who enhanced the chorus's repertoire with his songs.
The ensemble was enlarged with a dance group and orchestra of Russian folk instruments in the 1930s led by Vasily Khvatov. In 1962, Valentin Levashov became the company's art director; the chorus has its own folklore studio with a collection of folklore recordings. Today, the chorus has over 100 members; the chorus has been awarded numerous state awards. In its long years of existence it has visited every port of the former Soviet Union and toured Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, Israel, Sweden, Germany, USA, New Zealand and Luxembourg. Soviet Song and Dance Companies - Gosconcert, USSR, 1977