Journalist condemned to death for “spying”

first_img News RSF denounces Malaysia’s harassment of Al Jazeera journalists News QatarMiddle East – North Africa Organisation to go further “We are appalled at this sentence and at the prospect that it might be carried out,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Without going into the details of the charges against him, we note that his trial took place amid very tense relations between Jordan and Qatar, which meant it was not held calmly.”The broadcast on 6 August by the Qatar-based TV station Al-Jazeera of a very critical programme about Jordan triggered the immediate cancellation of the work permits of the station’s journalists and the closure of its office in Amman. The Jordanian authorities accused the station of subversion and insulting the royal family and the national media strongly criticised Qatar.Majali, who worked for Al-Jazeera, was arrested in the Qatari capital, Doha, in February and his trial began in May. His lawyer now has 15 days to appeal against the decision. Al-Jazeera said Majali was accused of spying for Jordan, but the lawyer simply said it was for “a foreign country.” October 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist condemned to death for “spying” News Change to “fake news” law poses new threat to Qatar’s journalists January 23, 2020 Find out more August 7, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Unacceptable call for Al Jazeera’s closure in Gulf crisis Follow the news on Qatar Reporters Without Borders today denounced the Qatar supreme court for sentencing a Jordanian journalist, Firas Majali, to death on 22 October for alleged espionage. QatarMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information June 28, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

George Saunders

first_imgGeorge Saunders,George Saunders, known to some in the industry as Luca Tsoundas, died suddenly on 6 January, writes Ian Melling of IMA Food Equipment.He leaves a widow, Jane, and two daughters.George was a long-time colleague of mine from the days when he worked as a bakery engineer for Record, where he was employed for over 20 years.After the demise of Record and CBS, he set up on his own as a freelance engineer, covering mainly the south-east of England and was closely involved with IMA Food Equipment, where he will be sorely missed.George Saunders was known for his cheerful demeanour and willingness to help anyone in trouble.All those who knew him will miss him greatly.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to fall to No. 4 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Phil D’Abbraccio (20-8): Duke 81, Syracuse 74Back down to Earth — and lowerThe cloud-nine feeling that Syracuse experienced after beating top 15 teams in Louisville and Notre Dame didn’t stick around for too long. The Orange will compete, as it has in nearly every game over the last month and a half, but the Cameron Indoor Stadium environment swallows up whatever the Blue Devils themselves don’t. Jahlil Okafor gets the best of Rakeem Christmas again, Quinn Cook locks down Michael Gbinije like he did in the second half on Feb. 14, and a banged-up Trevor Cooney can’t match what Duke’s plethora of shooters can do. But we’ll be entertained.Jesse Dougherty (21-7): Duke 74, Syracuse 66Nothing too crazySyracuse is capable of playing any team down to the wire. It’s proven that much in the last month or so. But if the Orange couldn’t keep pace with Duke in the Carrier Dome, it is bound to suffer a similar fate in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Christmas will have a better game than he did in Syracuse two weeks ago but Gbinije won’t match the offensive production that kept SU in that game. In the end, expect the Blue Devils backcourt to slice into the zone and for the whole team to benefit in one way or another.Jacob Klinger (22-6): Duke 78, Syracuse 65Highway to hellThe trip down Tobacco Road is a long, fiery and ultimately a losing one for Syracuse. And while the good feelings from the Orange’s recent upsets should give the team and its fans confidence, there’s not much reason to expect Christmas is going to win his rematch with Okafor or that Cooney can give SU a 40-minute performance. Instead, expect memories of Syracuse’s last trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium – just more hellish because the team’s not as good. Comments Published on February 28, 2015 at 6:04 pmlast_img read more

NFL makes its position on Brown’s helmet clear

first_imgNAPA — Are we about to find out whether a helmet is worth $30 million?A statement made on Twitter by NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy makes it seem unlikely Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown would be approved to wear a helmet that doesn’t meet current National Operating Committee for Standards of Athletic Equipment specifications.The tweet doesn’t specify Brown by name, but reads “The player can’t practice or play in games with equipment that’s not approved. If he doesn’t play or practice he …last_img read more

Youth of today have a responsibility in shaping our future

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 3 October 2013 – As the One Young World Summit, the world’s largest youth forum, enters its second day, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola will participate in a panel discussion on Sustainable Development, later in the day.  Mr Matola is one of the counsellors to the Summit and also participated in the opening ceremony on Wednesday night.Reflecting on the significance of the One Young World Summit, Mr Matola said, “The young leaders we are seeing coming to the fore are the ones who will drive this country’s developmental agenda. They are the ones who will sustain our democracy and ensure that a mirror is always held up to the leadership of our nation.”“The vibrancy, vitality and positive spirit of young people will be critical as South Africa moves towards implementing the National Development Plan, or Vision 2030.  It is also very exciting that South Africa is preparing to celebrate 20 years of democracy in 2014.  This will coincide with the country’s 5th democratic elections.  Young people are urged to participate in safeguarding and strengthening our democracy by voting in these elections,” Mr Matola concluded.As part of its support to the young people of this country, Brand South Africa has sponsored five young people to attend the Summit, namely, Zanele Mabaso, Luvuyo Mandela, Raelene Rorke, Thembi Graham and Aslam Levy.The Brand South Africa delegates will join the approximately 1500 young people from over 180 countries in deliberating on the issues of education, global business, human rights, leadership and government, sustainable development and youth unemployment.  These discussions have particular relevance for the world at large since the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by the world’s leaders in 2000 must be achieved by 2015.  These goals have at their heart the issues of education, health and sustainability.The youth who will become the leaders of tomorrow will have a great responsibility in ensuring that the peoples of this world live in a world that is better than today.  The deliberations that will shape this future are therefore very significant.Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, delivering the opening address at the Summit at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg yesterday evening reiterated this message saying, “There are no limits to what you can achieve. You are the smartest generation that we’ve ever had.  Through this summit, we have the opportunity to showcase Africa’s greatest resource – you the young people. Together with your One Young World colleagues from around the world, you embody the talent and energy that has driven change, evolution and creativity around the world.“You are after all the first generation that can genuinely call yourselves citizens of the world. You inhabit a planet where – far more than any previous time – our futures and fortunes are closely connected. You know more about your counterparts in other parts of the world, than ever before. The technology you use to communicate and share information allows you to bridge frontiers. National borders no longer contain you. You have wider horizons,” Mr Annan told the young leaders.Brand South Africa to host a One Young World Breakout SessionAs part of Brand South Africa’s support of the One Young World Summit and the development of youth as leaders of the future, Brand South Africa will on Friday, 4 October 2013, host a breakout session of the One Young World Summit.The session will be held under the banner of Youth’s Role in Long-Term Planning and will focus on South Africa’s National Development Plan. It will include an information-sharing platform, on best practice models from the delegates’ countries.Media are invited to attend this session as follows:Date        Friday, 4 October 2013Time       14h00 to 18h00 (the formal session will be followed by a dinner networking session)Venue    The Open, Maboneng Precinct, 4th floor, Mainchange20 Kruger Street,City and SuburbanJohannesburgGPS co-ordinates: 26°12’16.2″ S; 28°3’33.3″ ERSVP       Nadia Samie-Jacobs on 072 777 9399 or email [email protected] Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

MFLN’s Family Development Welcomes You…

first_imgThis post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, You Tube, and on LinkedIn. By Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFTAbout Family Development: [Flickr, klanggabe by Leo Grubler, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Family Development concentration provides opportunities for military service professionals to engage in an online community of resources and information that supports work related to family violence. Our purpose is to provide the latest research, continuing education materials, and training opportunities related to the prevention, intervention and treatment of family violence for military families. Our target audience includes professionals working within the Family Advocacy Program and other mental health professionals who work with military families.Mixon, K. (2013). Kacy Mixon gives permission to use her personal photo.Here you can find resources related to the important work that military service professionals engage in. You will also find opportunities to LEARN about professional development, ASK questions related to your work with families, and SHARE your ideas.last_img read more

BJP lodges complaint against Kejriwal, MLA

first_imgThe Delhi BJP on Thursday lodged a police complaint against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj, alleging they spread “rumours” that people from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha will be evicted if NRC is implemented in the city. PTIThe complaint filed by Delhi BJP’s media relations head Neelkant Bakshi and new entrant to the party Kapil Mishra also claimed that the statements made by Kejriwal and Bhardwaj may pose law and order situation in the city.The development came a day after Kejriwal took a swipe at Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari saying he would be the first to be evicted from the city if NRC exercise is implemented in the national capital.Tiwari has been demanding the NRC exercise to identify and evict illegal immigrants living in the city.“Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj deliberately tried to spread rumour about NRC through media, which may create confusion in the minds of the people but also gives way to possibility of law and order situation in the city,” read the complaint addressed to the New Delhi DCP.last_img read more

Summer Ready

first_imgSummer leaves no room to hide that bulge. Hit the fitness track with our selection of the coolest gear of the season.Dive Ready: The cool Reebok Women’s Splash swimsuit will make you want to plunge into the pool every day. Fitted bust pads stop points from showing. Rs 2,499Tank Top: Adidas Be Strap top combines comfort and fashion. It’s made with feather light breathable cotton fabric that keeps you cool even when you burn (calories)! Rs 899Hands-On: Pumping iron? Don’t forget your Reebok fitness gloves. They give you a good grip and protect your delicate hands against blisters. Rs 1,799No-sweat Tee: Workout sessions aren’t about wearing boring, plain colours: try out Adidas’ light and bright Balance Tee. It’s dry-fit, so no more ugly sweat patches when you work out. Rs 1,099.Climate Control: This Adidas tank top is apparel with brains. It scores on both fronts: support-it has an internally fittedsports bra-and utility-it has an iPod pocket. Rs 1,299Tone-Up: The Reebok Reetone slacks define the contours of your perfectly toned legs. Its ResiTone bands create resistance to strengthen your leg muscles.Rs 3,999 onwards depending on the fabric.Tennis Serves: The Adidas Roland Garros Tennis Skort is ideal for the sport. Made with environment-friendly recycled polyester, the skirt comes with inner shorts. Rs 1,299Yoga-licious: Leg raises and stretches in asanas will be easier to do in Puma Shala yoga Pants. It has a wide waistband and narrowed ankles that are perfect for any yoga move. Rs 1,999Get Shorty: Too hot for long lowers? Flaunt your toned legs in these Adidas shorts. They’re uber cool! Rs 1,299advertisementHeady Steady: This Reebok Neo Striper bandana will tackle your unruly locks when you work out. Plus, it’ll absorb your sweat. Rs 349Cuff Cool: Reebok’s Basic wristband is made of soft fabric that’s delicate on your skin even as you try to rub off sweat. Rs 199last_img read more

Derrick Roses Brother Not Happy With Bulls Roster

Derrick Roses Brother Not Happy With Bulls Roster

Reggie Rose, the brother and manager of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, said that the team’s franchise player’s return from a torn ACL injury this season could be determined by the current roster.  The Bulls did not make a trade before Thursday’s deadline, and Reggie Rose was not happy.He said the lack of championship-caliber talent around Rose could be a “big factor” in whether he returns this season from the injury. He pointed out that he was speaking for himself, not his brother.“What have you pieced together?” Reggie Rose said to “Have you made any moves? Have you made any trades to get better? You know all roads to the championship lead through Miami. What pieces have you put together for the physical playoffs?“Joakim Noah is a great player.  Luol Deng’s a great player. But you need more than that. You have to put together pieces to your main piece. The players can only do so much. It’s up to the organization to make them better.”He went on. “It’s frustrating to see my brother play his heart and soul out for the team and them not put anything around him,” Reggie Rose said.Chicago vice president John Paxson said last month on ESPN Radio: “In order for us to do something, we’re not in a position to take on any real salary, so we’re kind of limited in what we can do. I think our team has grown. It’s not always pretty. Let’s face it, we’ve had some ugly games this year, and that’s kind of who we are right now. But we do grind it out and play hard.“You’re always on the lookout to do certain things, but I think our move hopefully will be bringing Derrick back into the fold.”The Bulls, who have had the NBA’s best record the past two seasons, have been without Rose all season as he recovers from May knee surgery but have stayed near the top of the Central Division standings. They enter Thursday’s game against the Miami with a 31-22 record and are the fifth seed in the East.Initially believed to return sometime after last weekend’s All-Star break, Rose said last week he wouldn’t “mind missing this year” if he didn’t feel ready to return and insisted that the decision is his to make.Reggie Rose said the Bulls have known all along Rose could sit out this season but the organization hasn’t mentioned it because it would affect ticket sales.“Everyone is expecting Derrick to come back,” Reggie Rose said. “If Derrick comes back, they’re going to sell more tickets. Is the reason for Derrick to come back to win a championship or make money? Right now, I don’t believe a championship. Everything in the NBA is financial.”Bulls general manager Gar Forman declined comment when contacted by read more