Another journalist gunned down, second in three days

first_img Follow the news on Pakistan News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en March 1, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist gunned down, second in three days to go further News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News PakistanAsia – Pacific center_img Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Organisation The Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility for Afridi’s murder a few hours after his death.—–03.01.2013Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Mehmood Ahmed Afridi, a correspondent for the newspaper Intikhab, was gunned down by unidentified men on a motorcycle today in Kalat, in the southwestern province of Balochistan. He was the second journalist to be murdered in Pakistan in the space of three days.No one has so far claimed responsibility for Afridi’s murder.“We are deeply shocked that just two days after Malik Mumtaz Khan’s murder, another journalist has been murdered in a similar fashion,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Pakistani authorities need to realize the terrible dangers to which journalists are exposed and immediately deploy sufficient resources to provide them with effective protection. Thorough and impartial investigations are also needed to identify and punish those responsible for these killings.”Reached by telephone, a Balochi journalist based in Quetta told Reporters Without Borders that Afridi, 56, had worked as a journalist since 1995 and was president of the Kalat press club.“Mehmood Ahmed Afridi was waiting outside a public telephone cabin when two men on a motorcycle arrived and opened fire,” the source said on condition of anonymity. According to doctors who carried out an autopsy, he was shot four times. Kalat deputy police commissioner Bashir Ahmed told Dawn News TV bureau chief Ali Shah that it was a “targeted killing.”Condemning the shooting, Balochistan Union of Journalists president Essa Tareen accused the government of hardly bothering to try to identify those who murder journalists, despite repeated appeals from the journalistic community.“We feel humiliated because we submit requests to the government and the government does so little,” Tareen told Reporters Without Borders.Balochistan is one of Pakistan’s most dangerous regions for journalists as they are liable to be targeted by both the intelligence agencies and Balochistan’s armed separatist groups.This week’s other media victim, Malik Mumtaz Khan, was gunned down near his home in Miranshah, the chief town in North Waziristan, in the Tribal Areas of northwestern Pakistan. He worked for Geo TV and the Jang newspaper group.Pakistan is ranked 159th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Help by sharing this information Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Summer Set Music Festival Announces Lineup With Headliners GRiZ, Zeds Dead, And Zedd

first_imgSummer Set Music Festival just announced this year’s lineup, and it’s set to be a banger with big names in the electronic music world. The three-day camping festival will fall on August 11th through 13th, bring headliners Zeds Dead, Zedd, and GRiZ to Somerset, Wisconsin. The lineup for the sixth iteration of Summer Set also features Run The Jewels, Die Antwoord, Russ Liquid, Datsik, RL Grime, Post Malone, Seven Lions, and Zomboy to name a few. You can get more information and grab tickets to the festival on the event’s website here.[Photo courtesy of the festival]Summer Set 2017 Artists:AudienBakermatBig WildBleep BloopBlu JDatsikDestructoDie AntwoordGhastlyGRiZHerobustKasboKeys N KratesMalaaOokayPetit BiscuitPlayboi CartiPorn and ChickenPost MaloneRL GrimeRun The JewelsRuss LiquidSeven LionsSlushiiSnailsSpace JesusUgly GodVanicWhethanWolfgang GartnerZeddZeds DeadZomboylast_img read more

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A Hasty entrance for Neil Patrick Harris

first_imgWith his beloved sitcom slated to end next month, Neil Patrick Harris, star of the long-running CBS television show “How I Met Your Mother,” will have to console himself with his crowning Friday as Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.Patrick, who was also the teenage star of the television series “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” a host of the Emmy and the Tony award shows, and a regular guest star on the television series “Glee,” visited Harvard to receive his Pudding Pot from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals.Handsomely dressed in a brown suit, Patrick arrived at the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to hear all about the theatrical troupe’s origins before his evening roast in Farkas Hall.Patrick is currently in rehearsals for his Broadway turn as Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”For more on the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, visit its website.last_img read more

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Reps. Bonamici, Haaland, Young call for increase to MBL cap

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Don Young (R-Alaska) led 62 of their colleagues in calling on House leadership to remove restrictions on credit unions that prevent them from fully serving small businesses in their communities during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle thanked the representatives for their support.“This letter will ensure that credit unions can be there for small businesses looking to get back to work helping Main Street communities quickly recover from this unprecedented crisis,” he said. “We thank Reps. Bonamici, Haaland and Young for their leadership in this crucial bipartisan effort.”The bipartisan group requested that the next coronavirus response package increase the arbitrary cap that prevents credit unions from lending to more of their small business members. Currently, the member business loan (MBL) cap restricts credit union business lending to 12.25% of assets.last_img read more

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Indonesia reports 100th human H5N1 case

first_imgJun 15, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia’s toll of people struck by H5N1 avian influenza has risen to 100, including 80 deaths, with the report that a 26-year-old man from Sumatra died of the disease on Jun 12.The Indonesian health ministry said the man from Riau province fell ill on Jun 3 and was hospitalized Jun 6, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) statement today. Investigators found he had been exposed to sick and dead poultry, the statement said.The case pushed the WHO’s global H5N1 count to 313 cases with 191 deaths. However, four cases reported recently by Vietnam have not yet been confirmed by the WHO.An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report on the Sumatra man’s case yesterday differed from the WHO statement in some details. The story, quoting a hospital official, listed his age as 29 and said he had been hospitalized Jun 11 after being sick for a week.The hospital official, Azizman Daan, told AFP the man had slaughtered and cooked a sick chicken after 3 of his 5 chickens died.Indonesia’s first human H5N1 illness cases were reported in July 2005. The country only recently surpassed Vietnam for having the greatest number of cases. By the WHO count, Vietnam has had 93 cases and 42 deaths.See also:Jun 15 WHO statement read more

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The Giants’ primary goal is to add power, but what if MLB changes the baseball again?

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — At most of the team’s recent end-of-season press conferences, former Giants general managers Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans would outline the front office’s greatest offseason priorities.It would go something like this: “We need a corner outfielder, a closer and another veteran starting pitcher.”Simple enough.At the end of Farhan Zaidi’s first year with the club, the president of baseball operations did not have the luxury of identifying two or three areas for growth and …last_img read more

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Basic Money Management & Calendar-Based Budgeting Webinar

first_imgMake plans to attend the Basic Money Management and Calendar-Based Budgeting web conference on Tuesday, September 25 at 11 a.m. eastern with speaker Anita McKinney.McKinney is a faculty member at the University of Florida and teaches basic financial literacy topics for clients of social service agencies, conducts worksite educational programs, trains social service employees to work with clients on money issues, organizes 20 Master Money Mentors and approximately 100 Financial Education Volunteers. This presentation will be McKinney’s second on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network; she presented “Talking with Military Kids About Money” in February of this year.This 90-minute web conference will cover:7 steps to building a spending and savings plan that is likely to be followed.Using a money management calendar as a tracking and planning tool.Money management styles.Bank and credit union account management.Practical teaching tools for working with groups and individuals as they develop budgeting and account management skills.No registration is required to join this web conference. However, to connect to the web conference, which is hosted by the Department of Defense, security certificates must be installed if you are not located on a military installation. To install these certificates on a PC, please follow these instructions.To review resources for the web conference in advance, please review this document.last_img read more

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China, Korea advance to AVC semis

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Although this isn’t China’s main team, the Chinese showed their class in handling the world’s 21st-ranked squad.Jin Ye put up 20 points to lead China while captain Liu Meng Ya and Cai Xiao Qing adding 15 and 13 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKaterina Tatko had 15 points to pace the Kazakhs.Korean team in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. Photo from asianvolleyball.netIn the second game, Korea blasted Chinese-Taipei 25-20, 25-11, 28-26, to secure its semifinals spot. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years agocenter_img China vs Kazakhstan in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—China and Korea locked up their respective seats in the semifinal stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Tuesday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Both Asian powers swept their quarterfinals opponents with China, the no. 1 team in the world, taking down Kazakhstan 25-16, 34-32, 25-23, in the first game.ADVERTISEMENT Skipper Kim Yeon-koung led the 10th-ranked team in the world with 17 points while Park Jeongah added 16.Kim Heejin and Kim Suji also finished in double-digits with 12 and 10 points, respectively.Chang Li-Yun had 12 points to lead Chinese Taipei, the no. 55 team in the world.China will face the winner between Japan and Vietnam while Korea will wait for either Thailand or the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Maria Sharapova claims in memoir Serena Williams had nasty words against her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: Vaseline stirs up controversy

first_imgIt was jelly beans four years ago and it is vaseline this time as a controversy erupted in the second India-England Test when VVS Laxman was accused of using it on his bat to manipulate the Hot-Spot technology in the Decision Review System.”Has Vaseline on the outside edge saved the day for Laxman?” tweeted former England captain Michael Vaughan after Laxman was ruled not out by third umpire after the Decision Review System (DRS) was pressed into action by England in the first session of play.The Indian batsman was on 27, in the total 48/1, when the last delivery of James Anderson’s ninth over passed his bat. The bowler and the rest of England players promptly went up in appeal for a catch behind the stumps and began gathering around the batsman.As umpire Asad Rauf ruled in Laxman’s favour, England skipper Andrew Strauss went for DRS but that too didn’t favour the home side.Kevin Pietersen and Laxman were seen getting into a bit of an argument and later Stuart Broad told media persons his side was convinced it was a nick.”Players feel Hot-Spot sometimes doesn’t show faint edges. It’s a bit of a flaw,” stated Broad.But what kept the controversy lingering was the Vaughan tweet which virtually accused Laxman of wrong-doing since vaseline or any liquid on the bat don’t show up on the Hot-Spot technology.Broad actually went ahead and checked Laxman’s bat if there was any vaseline or liquid applied to it.”I had a cheeky feel of the edge of his bat as the ball went past him. There was no vaseline, no liquid there. It’s just that Hot-Spot is not showing very faint edges,” he said.advertisementIt is the second time vaseline has quite infamously figured in Test matches between the two countries who recently celebrated the 100th Test between them at Lord’s last week.When England toured India for the 1976-77 series, England’s left-arm fast bowler John Lever was accused by Indian skipper Bishan Singh Bedi of using vaseline to gain undue swing with his bowling during the Delhi Test and end up with 7/46 and 3/24 in his debut Test.Tests between the two at Trent Bridge too are known to stir up the pot.In 2007, the infamous jellybeans incident happened which was intended to show to the incoming batsman Zaheer Khan that he was faint-hearted.Sreesanth too was full of antics and misdemeanour in that Test – he once bowled a beamer at Kevin Pietersen; came around the wicket and bowled from practically 19 yards at Paul Collingwood and then shoulder barged the then England captain Vaughan for which he was fined 50 percent of his match fee.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Kawhi Leonard, Raptors slip past defensive-minded Chicago

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Schoolteacher sings the praises of Muay Thai for its many benefits Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “I’m still coming off this ankle (injury) so I don’t have the same lift but I’ve got to make them regardless,” LaVine said. “Just one of those days. I wish I could go back and make them.”Kris Dunn scored 14 points, and Justin Holiday and Chandler Hutchison each had 11 as the Bulls fell to 5-8 under Boylen.Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (sore lower back) sat for the seventh time in eight games. Toronto is 5-3 without the four-time All-Star.Ahead 68-65 to start the fourth, the Raptors got back-to-back 3-pointers from Delon Wright and Siakam and held a 74-65 lead at 10:10.Carter ended Chicago’s drought with a hook shot at 8:41. The Bulls missed 12 of their first 15 shots in the final quarter.Markkanen’s 3 at 1:21 brought Chicago within 85-82, but Leonard answered with a pair of free throws. After a missed shot by Dunn, Siakam was fouled and made a pair, giving Toronto an 89-82 advantage with 25 seconds to go.Toronto outscored the Bulls 13-2 in fast-break points and scored 21 points off 18 Chicago turnovers, a combination Boylen called “gut-wrenching.”“We gave them 45 points off things I think we’ve got to control better,” he said.TIP-INSBulls: Chicago matched a season-low for opponent’s points in the first half. … F Bobby Portis missed his fifth straight game because of a sprained right ankle. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Raptors: Host Utah on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates with forward Pascal Siakam (43) after defeating the Chicago Bulls during NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Ontario, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO  — A game against the defensive-minded Chicago Bulls wasn’t the ideal situation for the Toronto Raptors to get their struggling offense back on track.In the end, Toronto did just enough to eke out a win.ADVERTISEMENT Leonard scored 12 points in the decisive fourth, going 8 for 8 at the free throw line.“It was an uphill fist fight the whole way,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “We found a way to get to the basket eventually.”Lauri Markkanen had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Wendell Carter Jr. had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who didn’t score for the first 3:19 of the fourth.“I thought we battled,” Boylen said. “For about 36-38 minutes we controlled the game, we controlled the tempo. I’m really proud of our guys.”Chicago’s Zach LaVine fouled out with 13 points. It was a poor shooting night for LaVine, who went 3 for 17, including 0 for 3 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Raptors beat Chicago 95-89 on Sunday night, their seventh straight victory over the Bulls.Danny Green and Fred VanVleet each scored 10 points as Toronto bounced back from its largest defeat of the season, a 29-point loss at Orlando on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“They definitely mucked up the game and made it ugly and dirty and slow,” VanVleet said of the Bulls, who have lifted their defensive intensity under new coach Jim Boylen. “Give them credit for that, but you’ve got to be able to win in different ways.”After setting season-lows in made baskets (28) and field goal percentage (.295) at Orlando, the Raptors got off to a rough start against the Bulls. They scored 14 points in the first quarter, matching their fewest in any frame this season. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img Raptors: Coach Nick Nurse said Lowry is recovering and should be able to return soon. Lowry also missed time with a bruised hip during this stretch of absences. … VanVleet snapped a streak of 16 consecutive missed shots with a fast break layup in the third. VanVleet missed his final eight attempts in Friday’s loss to the Magic. … Toronto has won three straight at home.BATTLE OF THE BOARDSToronto finished with 17 offensive rebounds to Chicago’s 10, and held a 10-5 advantage in that category in the second half.“Offensive rebounding hurt us,” Hutchison said. “That’s one thing we keep harping on is we can’t beat ourselves in situations like that.”MONTH BY MONTHToronto went 8-7 in December and has not had a losing record in a month since going 8-9 in January 2017.DOUBLE FIGURESVanVleet has scored 10 or more points in eight straight games, one shy of his career high.UP NEXTBulls: Host Orlando on Wednesday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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