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Newspaper reporter freed after 11 days

first_imgNews July 18, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper reporter freed after 11 days March 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders is pleased to learn that Azizolrahman Sakhizadeh, a reporter for the Kabul-based daily Mandegar, was finally released on 16 July, 11 days after his arrest in response to a libel action by the head of the government’s anti-corruption department, Azizullah Ludin.“We hail the personal commitment to Sakhizadeh’s release shown by President Hamid Karzai and information and culture minister Makhdom Raheen,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also urge the courts to overturn the 30-month jail sentence that his editor, Nazari Paryani, received in absentia on a libel charge.”——————–Reporter arrested arbitrarily, editor gets jail termPublished on Thursday 11 July 2013Reporters Without Borders condemns a recent increase in violations of freedom of information in Afghanistan, including the arbitrary arrest of Azizolrahman Sakhizadeh, a reporter for the Kabul-based daily Mandegar, on 5 July and a 30-month jail sentence for the newspaper’s editor, Nazari Paryani, for reporting alleged fraud during the 2009 presidential election. “Several journalists have been abusively detained since the start of the year or have been the victims of threats or arrests orchestrated by judicial officials, often in connection with reporting critical of the authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Officials frequently abuse their power in order to bring complaints against media personnel, counting on systematic cooperation from the judicial authorities. Arresting journalists and pressuring them to reveal their sources is unjustifiable and illegal.”Sakhizadeh was arrested as a result of a libel action by the head of the government’s anti-corruption department, Azizullah Ludin, in connection with a 15 May story about alleged corruption involving senior officials within the department. Ludin filed his complaint although the paper published his written response two days after the original story.Ludin is also involved in another judicial complaint against the paper, in which Paryani received a phone call notifying him that he had been given the 30-month jail sentence in absentia on 5 June. Paryani, who has appealed, was never told about the original trial, held on 2 March.He told Reporters Without Borders: “In the current situation, with elections coming in 2014 and then the withdrawal of foreign troops, these actions may reflect a desire to impose limits on freedom of information and to pressure the media to censor themselves. There were no personal attacks in the offending articles. We criticized those concerned out of professional duty.”According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the information and culture ministry did not sign any request to prosecute the journalists, although this is required by the law in the absence of a media commission – the body that is supposed to verify media offences – which is to be formed after the election of journalists’ representatives in August.Reporters Without Borders notes the information and culture ministry’s positive response to the request to annul the elections of members of the commission–¬ in which the Federation of Afghan Journalists was not fully represented – and to hold new elections. Follow the news on Afghanistan Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific to go further News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News Receive email alerts Wave of violenceReporters Without Borders also condemns a new wave of violence against journalists on the streets of Kabul. At least four journalists were attacked in a single day on 9 July.They included Mohammad Fahim Fetrat, a reporter for privately-owned Channel 1 TV, and his cameraman, who were hit by police in the capital while doing a report on police mistreatment of street vendors.On 9 July, Edress Temori, a reporter for Channel 1, and Hussian Nazari, cameraman with 3 Sport TV, were attacked by armed individuals as they left the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee after a news conference by its director, Gen. Zahir Aghbar. A Negah TV reporter managed to leave unmolested.The National Olympic Committee, which had been upset by a Channel 1’s coverage of Afghan taekwondo star Rohullah Nekpai’s criticism of the committee, issued a short statement denying any connection with the attacks and with those responsible for the destruction of journalists’ equipment. Reporters Without Borders, which already criticized the increase in violence and threats against journalists in April, is aware of around 30 cases of physical attacks and threats against journalists in Afghanistan since the start of the year. News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says May 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Labour win University Parks County Council seat – full results

first_imgEmma Turnbull has been elected as Labour councillor for the University Parks seat in yesterday’s Oxfordshire County Council elections.Turnbull defeated Liberal Democrat candidate Lucinda Chamberlain, a Brasenose student, by 691 votes to 400. The division includes the majority of Oxford colleges and had been held by Sam Coates of the Green Party.The University Parks campaign had been marked by controversy, after Lib Dem campaigners accused Turnbull of “lies and slander” about Chamberlain in a campaign leaflet.Results for the 63 seats of Oxfordshire County Council – which runs 90 per cent of local authority funding – have been announced throughout the day.The big winners were the Liberal Democrats, who won around 25 per cent of the vote and increased their number of seats from 11 to 13. The Conservatives won 31 seats, failing to achieve an overall majority, which means there is no overall control of the County Council.Labour lost one seat, moving their total down to 14, while the Greens lost all their council seats.Matching a similar picture across the country, the Tory share of the vote increased across Oxfordshire to 41 per cent, while the UKIP share fell.Several students were standing in the elections. Harry Samuels, a third-year classics student at New college, came last in Cowley, but increased the Lib Dem vote share by a third. Lucas Bartholdi–Saad, Wadham, stood unsuccessfully for Labour in Wolvercote and Summertown, receiving a 2.5 per cent swing. Alex Curtis saw his Conservative vote share decrease in Isis.In the other key Oxford city divisions, Labour won Cowley, Iffley Fields, Isis, Jericho and Osney. Liberal Democrats won Abingdon North, Headington and Quarry, and Wolvercote and Summertown.Here are the results of seats won by each party:Conservatives 31 (–)Labour 14 (-1)Lib Dem 13 (+2)Independent 4 (–)Henley Residents Group 1 (+1)Greens 0 (-2)For a full breakdown of the divisions click here.last_img read more

First down and life to go…Steelers players treat Perry athletes to dinner

first_imgChris Carter, far left, Perry Team, and Jonathan Dwyer 2nd from far right (Courier Photos/Rossano Paul Stewart) In these days of bling and look at me, me, me it is encouraging to see young successful professional athletes early on who care about those in the community who are far less fortunate. On this night Chris Carter spoke eloquently about how the partnership to encourage and influence young inner-city athletes came about. “Me and John got together mainly because we both had the same agent. We spend a lot of time together during the season and the off season. It seemed like a real good idea to give back to the community. There seemed to be a lot of kids in Pittsburgh that needed some guidance. The more that I was out here I started to notice the number of bright kids that needed help and I thought; why not? The reason that we chose Perry was that Mike Marchinsky was one of the team’s [Steelers] managers. He’s been telling us a lot about them, the players, the coaches and the really good staff there. A lot of these kids have good heads on their shoulders. All they need is a little guidance. They kind of remind me of a little bit of myself when I was their age. There were not many programs like this when I was young. Growing up in L.A. I didn’t have an opportunity to meet any professional athletes. I didn’t meet anyone from the NFL until I was in college.” Perry Head Coach Bill Gallagher and Mike Marchinsky, Steelers Youth Football/Marketing Manager Perry placekicker Cornelio Coates When one generally thinks of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer, the visual usually consists of him busting through the line of scrimmage on a successful running play. When outside linebacker Chris Carter comes to mind that usually means that he will be chasing down an opposing running back from behind or sending an unsuspecting quarterback to an unscheduled visit to the “bone” doctor. However there is more to these two young Pittsburgh Steelers standouts than meets the eye. Recently Dwyer & Carter took time out of their hectic schedules to take a few student/athletes from Perry Traditional Academy’s football team to a sit down dinner at Capital Grille in Pittsburgh. The outing was complete with luxury transportation to and from the restaurant, a four course meal, and a mentoring session with two of their favorite Steelers players. Jonathan and Chris joined together on a mission of rewarding the team for their achievements on and off the field, while encouraging the young men to excel in all areas of their lives. At that very moment the servers at the Capital Grille served the young athletes some of the largest King Crab legs that I have ever seen. Also at that time, they informed the kids of the various steak and chicken combinations available to them to delight almost every gastronomical fantasy within the arsenal of their imaginations. Mike Marchinsky looked around the room and remarked that; “This is such a good event for the kids and can be a motivator for them to do great things”Perry placekicker Cornelio Coates was probably the most unlikely participant because Coates doesn’t even go to Perry and became the team’s kicker only a week before the city championship game. He kicked a 27-yard field goal in overtime to give Perry the 9-6 victory against University Prep at Cupples.Perry Head Coach Bill Gallagher also seemed a bit surprised at how the game ended saying; “over the course of the season, we were probably 3 of 50 in extra points so [I wasn’t really] confident in the outcome.”It was a great evening for all who attended. It also gave everyone a good feeling to see a couple of young gifted professional athletes less concerned about making or preventing a third down on the gridiron but instead chose to focus on mentoring and guiding the possible leaders of the future. On this night Jonathan Dwyer and Chris Carter were helping those far less fortunate than them; “move the chains in life.”last_img read more

Viane Sekajugo late penalty sinks Proline

first_img Tags: Bright AnukaniGeorge KatendeKarim Ndugwaproline fctopUganda Premier LeagueViane SekajugoWakiso Giants FC Sekajugo celebrates scoring the first goal against Proline FC on Sunday. (PHOTO/Wakiso Giants)Uganda Premier League Wakiso Giants FC FC 2-1 Proline FC Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Sunday, 13-10-2019Viane Sekajugo scored a 90th minute penalty as Wakiso Giants FC defeated Proline FC 2-1 on Sunday in the Uganda Premier League.The forward had earlier given the Purple the lead in the first half before Bright Anukani levelled matter with a minute to the break.The win is Wakiso’s 4th of the season and it sees them climb into 6th on the log with 13 points.For Proline, they remain bottom of the pile with no points after they were docked 6 (points) for failing to honour their fixture at home to SC Villa earlier in the season.In the game played at Wankulukuku, Wakiso was much changed on the day and struggled to get to grips to Proline’s free flowing passing brand of football.However, against the run of play, Sekajugo scored the game first goal of the afternoon, netting on 9 minutes after he was teed up by Ivan Kiwewa.A minute to half time, Anukani pulled Proline level, slotting home a rebound after George Katende had failed to hold onto Joseph Mandela’s effort.Proline had chances to turn the game onto its head but Katende was on hand to save the hosts.With the game headed for a draw, Mustafa Mujuzi appeared to have tripped Karim Ndugwa prompting the center referee to point to the spot. Up stepped Sekajugo who converted to ensure Wakiso walks home with victory.In their next fixture, Wakiso Giants visit Police FC while Proline also host the Cops.How both teams startedWakiso Giants George William Katende, Muwadda Kateregga, Aggrey Madoi, Swaib Mudde, Ivan Kiweewa, Hakim Ssenkumba, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Lawrence Bukenya, Amos Muwonge, Viane SsekajugoProline FC Ssekagya Bashir (GK), Begisa James, Mukisa Yusuf, Benard Muwanga, Mujjuzi Musitafa (C), Kintu Sam, Wamananh Ibrahim, Bright Anukani, Hakim Kiwanuka, Lubega Edrisa, Sula SekamwaThe other match-day 9 UPL results-Tooro United 1-2 BUL FC-KCCA FC 4-0 Onduparaka FC-Maroons FC 0-0 SC Villa-Vipers SC 3-0 Express FC-Bright Stars 0-1 Kyetume FC-Busoga United 2-1 Police FC-URA FC 0-0 Mbarara City FCComments last_img read more

Fulham v Charlton player ratings

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Even More on Dissatisfaction in Sales Opportunities

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.     – Yogi BerraPull up your pipeline report. Pick a live opportunity. It doesn’t matter which opportunity it is, just pick one. Now, tell me why your prospective client is absolutely going to buy whatever it is you sell. Why are they going to spend their money to make this purchase? More still, why are they going to all the trouble to overthrow the status quo and change?I’ve sat through countless pipeline and opportunity reviews where the following facts were true:The client spent money on what the salesperson was selling.The client had the money to buy what the salesperson was selling.The client would have benefited by purchasing what the salesperson was selling.The client wanted what the salesperson was selling, and was complimentary about the product or service, describing it as superior to the status quo.Some of these “opportunities” had more seniority within the sales organization than some of the senior sales leaders. They’d been around longer, anyway.People don’t change without a reason. They change because there is a gap between the status quo and some future desired state. If they aren’t dissatisfied about that gap, they aren’t going to buy. This is why so many pipelines are full of what are truly leads, why salespeople and sales managers believe many deals are stalled, and why so many buyers stick with the status quo.Some people have complained about my shorthand use of the word “dissatisfaction.” They don’t like it, and they don’t like the word “pain,” either. They believe that people are motivated to both avoid pain and to seek pleasure. And they’re right; there’s no doubt that we are pain avoiding, pleasure-seeking creatures. Tony Robbins says that people change because of inspiration or desperation, and mostly desperation. But even inspiration is recognition that you are capable of producing better results. You’re pleased, but not satisfied.Should you focus on pain avoidance alone? Of course, you shouldn’t. In fact, the solution you build with your client is the story of a better future state, whether they are desperate to produce it or whether they are inspired to. That story provides the “towards pleasure” part of the equation.But if there is no dissatisfaction, what are you moving away from as you work your way toward pleasure?QuestionsDid you choose an opportunity? Did you quickly identify your prospect’s buying motivation?Does your value proposition speak to that dissatisfaction?Is your value proposition compelling?Why do some opportunities stall? Are they really opportunities?last_img read more

The Two Productivity Traps Holding You Back

first_imgI read almost every book on productivity. Most of them are very, very good. Many contain terrific ideas about what you can do to be more productive, and some even provide you ideas about what to stop doing. There are big common themes throughout all of them, like identifying your priorities, blocking time, setting up systems, and delegating or outsourcing some work.The first productivity trap is illustrated by reading books with information you already know but haven’t yet applied. All of the methodologies and processes work for the people who consistently use them. Sometimes you need more knowledge or a new methodology. But most of the time you are better off investing your time and energy in doing what needs done now.I’ve spent countless hours moving from Omnifocus, to Things, to Todoist, and back to Omnifocus. All of these task management software programs are excellent, and each of them has some limitation that makes me long for something different. I’ve also used a half-dozen different calendars, and as many email programs, searching for a way to squeeze a little more out of a day. It’s inspiring to set up a new system. But a new system has yet to live up to my expectation.The second productivity trap is believing that tools you use are going to make you more productive. They don’t. They can help you to be more organized. They can allow you to work in different places when they are synced with your smartphone or tablet. But they don’t do one thing to make you more productive.The only thing that will make you more productive is doing the most meaningful and most important work you need to do to live your mission. Most everything else related to productivity is distraction. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Oklahoma State fans not sold on Clint Chelf

first_imgDid you guys watch Bedlam last year, or no?QB fan vote results1. JW Walsh 72%2. Other 12%3. Wes Lunt 9%4. Clint Chelf 7%— O’Colly Sports (@ocollysports) August 31, 2013You voted for a guy who doesn’t even go to school at OSU anymore!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Sizing John ‘clinically abnormal’ after Road To Respect’s Christmas Chase win

first_img Might Bite wins King George VI Chase at Kempton for Nicky Henderson Might Bite, the King George VI Chase winner, is the new favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after Sizing John and Yorkhill, who started the day first and third in the betting, finished well beaten behind Road To Respect in the Christmas Chase here on Thursday. Sizing John was described as being “clinically abnormal” when examined by a vet after the race, on an afternoon marred by the death of the multiple Grade One winner Nichols Canyon after a fall in the Christmas Hurdle.There was plenty of market confidence behind Sizing John, who was backed from odds-against to start at 9-10, but Robbie Power was niggling at last season’s Gold Cup winner before the turn for home and Jessica Harrington’s gelding dropped away rapidly in the home straight. He beat only Yorkhill among the eight horses to finish, as Road To Respect emerged at the head of a 1-2-3 for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud colours, with the outsider Balko Des Flos and Outlander, the winner last year, filling the places. Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Horse racing Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Share on Messenger Read more Support The Guardian Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.center_img Since you’re here… Meade said of Road to Respect: “He had to improve a lot to get up there, another 10lb. We thought he had, as he did a bit of work in Fairyhouse last week, and did it very well. He’s a Gold Cup contender now, so he’ll go for the Gold Cup. Whether he runs in between or not, I don’t know.”Apple’s Jade stayed on strongly to beat Supasundae in an exciting finish to the Christmas Hurdle, but the race will be remembered as the last for Nichols Canyon, the Stayers’ Hurdle winner at Cheltenham this year, who fractured a shoulder in a fall at the fifth flight.The hurdle had been omitted in the first two races on the card because of the low sun, but it was reinstated for the first of the day’s Grade One events even though the sun was still bright. Nichols Canyon appeared to jump the shadow cast by the hurdle, as he took off a long way from the obstacle and landed on top of it.Lorcan Wyer, Leopardstown’s clerk of the course, said afterwards that he was “comfortable” with the decision to jump it in the Christmas Hurdle. “In the first and second races, in my opinion, the sun was directly overhead, say at 12 o’clock to the obstacle, and it was full on, very glarey,” Wyer said. “By race three, I went down and had a look again and the sun had moved, so it was more at a two o’clock position and it was gone behind very light cloud. It wasn’t thick cloud, I accept that, but the glare was gone from it.“I was comfortable with the decision to reinstate it,” he continued. “I have huge sympathy for the connections, but I was happy with my decision, that’s all I can say.”Willie Mullins, Nichols Canyon’s trainer, said that his runner “appeared to jump the shadow of the hurdle”, adding: “It’s a big blow as he was such a hardy horse. The decision was made to include the hurdle in the race [and] the jockeys didn’t appear to have an issue with it.”Ruby Walsh, who rode Nichols Canyon to six of his eight Grade One wins, said that his loss was “desperately sad” both for the Mullins stable and Graham Wylie, his owner. “He had some wonderful days in Cheltenham,” Walsh said, “great days here, Fairyhouse, Punchestown. He was a wonderful little horse, a real character. He was a hardy little horse, and he was brave.. He took the odd chance, but don’t most of us.”Friday’s tips, by Greg WoodSouthwell12.15 Mr Carbonator 12.45 Takeonefortheteam 1.15 The Great Wall 1.50 Serenity Now 2.25 Red Stripes 3.00 Scotch Myst (nb) 3.30 Go On GalDoncaster12.25 Canny Style 12.55 Tomorrow Mystery 1.30 Copain De Classe 2.05 Black Op (nap) 2.40 Antartica De Thaix 3.10 Muthabir 3.40 Twojayslad Topics The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share via Email news Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Horse racing tips Power told the stewards after the race that Sizing John had finished “distressed”, while Harrington said later that she will run blood tests on the horse to assess whether he has an infection.“He is sound now and his heart is OK,” Harrington said. “Basically, he got slight hyperthermia and he got too hot. As soon as he cooled down, he was grand. I won’t know anything else until I run some blood tests on him when I get back.”Road To Respect had finished a half-length behind Outlander on his seasonal debut in a Grade One race at Down Royal in early November, and improved to be three and a half in front of the same opponent. He may now run in the Irish Gold Cup here on 4 February as a further trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but bookmakers reacted to the success on Thursday by cutting him to around 10-1 (from 20-1) for the Festival in March.Sizing John, meanwhile, is out to a top price of 8-1 (from 4-1), while Yorkhill is now a 20-1 chance (from 8-1) for the Gold Cup, and perhaps more likely to line up for the two-mile Champion Chase or even return to hurdles. Might Bite, a one-length winner of the King George on Tuesday, is top-priced at 4-1 to add the Gold Cup to his win in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham last season.Noel Meade, the trainer of Road To Respect, was full of praise for the ride his horse received from Sean Flanagan, who replaced the retired Paul Carberry as Meade’s stable jockey in September.“Sean has gone from strength to strength for us since he took over,” Meade said. “The more confidence he gets, the better he is riding.”last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd midfielder Lingard happy working with ‘great Ole’ again

first_imgMan Utd midfielder Lingard happy working with ‘great Ole’ againby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is delighted to be playing for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer again.The pair worked together with United reserves.“Ole is great,“ said Lingard.“He is great at one-on-one [conversations] with players. He has great man-management. He will always speak to you and tell you what to do.”“When I am on the right wing he likes me to come inside and make things happen. He gives me licence and freedom to do that.”“Ole knew me from [when he coached] the Reserves and knows what kind of a player I am. When I was a young player he was always there on hand to give advice and help the youngsters out. He helped me out as I was coming through and I learned a lot from him.”“He’s very special to this club and for this club. He knows where Man United has to be and that is at the very top and putting in performances like we did [against Bournemouth].””We are enjoying playing football and winning games three, four or five-one. Obviously we would like a clean sheet. But we will work on that and try to improve on it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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