Taliban attack press in North Waziristan

first_img News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en Organisation November 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Taliban attack press in North Waziristan to go further News News June 2, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Receive email alerts Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemned Taliban reprisals against the press in North Waziristan in response today to an inaccurate report carried by several national and international media. A journalist’s son was kidnapped for several hours, media offices were attacked, copies of newspapers were burned and a two-day ban on newspaper distribution was proclaimed.“The Taliban reaction to an erroneous news report was out of all proportion,” the press freedom organisation said. “Caught in the crossfire between jihadists, the security forces and tribal chiefs, journalists work in extremely difficult conditions in the tribal areas. These incidents, combined with the detention of two Pakistani journalists by Afghan Taliban, highlight the dangers for reporters in this region.”Taliban stormed into the office of Haji Pazir, a journalist working for Urdu and English-language media, today in Miranshah (in North Waziristan), kidnapped his son and interrogated Pazir in an attempt to find out who was responsible for a false report about the death of several jihadist militants in the area. They also took copies of newspapers and burned them in the centre of the town. Pazir’s son was freed a few hours later.“The Taliban were questioning all the journalists and threatening them to get them to reveal who wrote this false report,” Pazir told Reporters Without Borders.A report posted yesterday on the BBC World Service’s Urdu-language website that was picked up by the Pakistani news agency Online and several Pakistani newspapers wrongly described the death of four Taliban as the first serious incident since the signing of an accord between the authorities and the Islamists. The BBC’s Urdu-language service apologised later yesterday, blaming the mistake on a technical problem.The Taliban subsequently announced a two-day ban on the sale of newspapers in the North Waziristan tribal area. “The final decision will be up our Shura (council),” Taliban spokesman Abdullah Farhad told journalists in Peshawar.Two journalists who were detained by Taliban in Afghanistan were Syed Saleem Shahzad of the daily The Star and Asia Times Online, and Quetta-based freelancer Qamar Yousafzai. They were held for five days in the Afghan province of Helmand for entering the province without Taliban permission. They were able to contact their families today from the border town of Chaman (in Balochistan province) following their release on 26 November. They were expected to return to Karachi soon. News Follow the news on Afghanistanlast_img read more

‘No stray bullets, no major crimes in WV’

first_img“We are happy. Gun holders showed theyhave discipline. We achieved our aim because of the people’s cooperation,’’said the police director. Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan. PN FILE There were no major crimes and nostray bullet cases between Dec. 19 to Dec. 31, said Police Brigadier GeneralRene Pamuspusan, regional police director. Pamuspusan congratulated all city andprovincial police directors and municipal police chiefs, and thanked theIlonggos for their cooperation, including other government agencies. There was one case of indiscriminatefiring in Antique on Dec. 22. The suspect was arrested, said Pamuspusan. Last year, thePRO-6 recorded three stray bullet incidents with two persons injured, and onearrested for indiscriminate firing. On the other hand, the number of NewYear firecracker blast victims also dropped, said Pamuspusan, by 70.96 percent– from 93 during the 2019 New Year celebrations to only 27 this 2020 New Yearrevelry.  Accordingto Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson, a total of 23petty crimes were recorded from 4 a.m. of Dec. 31 to 4 a.m. of Jan. 1 but thesedid not have adverse effects on the overall peace and order situation inWestern Visayas. center_img Of the 27 New Year firecracker blastvictims recorded as of 3 p.m. yesterday, Capiz had the most cases at 10,followed by Iloilo province (five), Bacolod City (three), Negros Occidental(three), Iloilo City (three), Guimaras (two), and Antique (one).  “The success of our holiday seasonsafety and security plan could be attributed to the strict implementation ofpolice operations and law enforcement, the one-strike policy on stray bulletscausing injury or death, awareness  and cooperation of the general public,especially on the use of firecrackers, and the strategic deployment of policepersonnel,” he added. Malongsaid the Antique police recorded three physical injury cases; Bacolod Citypolice had one robbery case; Capiz police had one physical injury case; IloiloCity police had one theft and five physical injury cases; Iloilo police had onemurder and four physical injury cases; and Negros Occidental police had sevenphysical injury cases. ILOILO City – “Generally peaceful.”This was how the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) assessed the New Yearcelebrations across Western Visayas. Theone-strike policy gave chiefs of police 24 hours to solve a stray bulletincident or they would be relieved from their posts. “Mostof the physical injury cases were done by people who were under the influenceof alcohol,” she said.(Witha report from the Philippine National Police/PN)last_img read more

Volleyball Tripped Up At Valpo, 3-0

first_img Preview Watch Live Next Game: Story Links Box Score (PDF) ESPN+ Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Box Score (HTML) at Loyola 9/29/2018 – 7 p.m. VALPARAISO, Ind. – The Drake University volleyball team fell to Valparaiso, the Missouri Valley Conference leader, 3-0, Friday evening at Valparaiso.Valparaiso (17-2, 4-0 MVC) hit .316 to defeat Drake 25-11, 25-16, 25-18 in three sets. Drake (12-5, 1-2 MVC) struggled to match the Crusaders’ attack, hitting .041 in the loss, its lowest average this season. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) and Callan Holmes (Lorena, Texas) tried to jumpstart the team’s hitters, with a combined eight kills on 16 attempts. Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) overcame a slow start to finish the night with eight kills. Caitlyn Smith (Marion, Iowa) registered a double-double with 11 assists and 11 digs.Valparaiso was paced by Lizzie Zaleski’s 12 kills on 20 attempts. Two other Crusaders recorded nine kills.Valpo used an 8-1 run early in the first set to take a 15-6 lead and kept that pace to clip the Bulldogs, 25-11, in the first set. The Crusaders limited the Bulldogs to -.073 hitting in the set as Drake registered just five kills and eight errors. Drake built up an early 7-5 lead in the second set, but Valpo countered with seven-straight points to flip the score and take control of the set. Drake was never able to recapture that early momentum as Valpo pulled away for the 25-16 set win. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the match, Drake was unable to slow the Crusaders’ attack. Valpo continued to convert, hitting .375 with 18 kills and just three errors in the third set to take the set, 25-18, and the match, 3-0.The Bulldogs continue their two-game MVC road trip Saturday evening at Loyola. The Ramblers began the weekend on top of the MVC standings, but suffered their first league loss Friday evening to UNI. First serve for Saturday’s match is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN+ Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Weather Warning: Flood alert issued for Donegal

first_imgA status yellow rain warning has been issued for Donegal as heavy downpours are set to strike the county. Met Eireann has warned of a risk of localised flooding due to the incoming persistent rain.Heavy bursts of rain are forecast from Wednesday evening and all of Thursday. Rainfall amounts will be highest in coastal areas and on hills and mountains.The Status Yellow warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, from 2pm Wednesday until midnight on Thursday night.This afternoon & evening will be mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, most widespread across the northern half of the country, with some heavy bursts developing in parts of the west and northwest. Maximum temperatures 14 to 18C in moderate to fresh southwest winds pic.twitter.com/Kdhl2Jlnwd— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 29, 2019   Weather Warning: Flood alert issued for Donegal was last modified: May 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:rainweatherlast_img read more

QPR, West Ham and Hull City want Newcastle man – report

first_imgQPR have again been linked with Newcastle full-back Danny Simpson, this time by the Sunday People.It is claimed that Simpson, 26, is keen to move to London if he is not offered a new contract at St James’ Park and that he is also wanted by West Ham and promoted Hull.Meanwhile, Real Madrid are insisting that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale, again according to the People.Jose Mourinho is expected to leave the Spanish club and return to Chelsea, but it is claimed that Real president Florentino Perez has told him he cannot take Ronaldo with him.Perez is apparently keen to reject offers from the Blues and Manchester United for Ronaldo, who has been linked with a return to Old Trafford.The People also say Manchester City will beat Chelsea to the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.The Sunday Mirror, meanwhile, say Chelsea have told Manchester United to name their price for Wayne Rooney and are prepared to pay over £30m for him.The same paper also suggest Everton’s Marouane Fellaini wants to join United despite Chelsea’s apparent interest.And The Sun on Sunday claim Chelsea want to sell Fernando Torres and are set to make a £30m loss on him.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Eighteen Streaming Music Resources

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4. Tunerec: Swedish company Tunerec allows users to create music libraries and playlists from recorded radio play. Because libraries are taken from recorded music, it takes a while to populate playlists; however, according to RWW’s initial review by Frederic Lardinois, the service is worth the wait. 5. Last.FM: If you haven’t heard of Last.FM, you’ve probably been living under a rock. The site offers users the ability to create radio stations and stream them complete with AudioScrobbler-powered recommendations. 6. Pandora: To the user, Pandora and Last.FM are similar recommendation-based radio services; however, where AudioScrobbler makes statistical inferences, Pandora’s recommendations are determined by the Music Genome Project’s 400 distinct musical characteristics.7. Slacker: Slacker is another popular radio recommendation service. Users input tracks and receive recommendations. Slacker first launched with custom mobile hardware and has since expanded onto other mobile devices.8. The Hype Machine: This is a fantastic service for those willing to leave music selection to the experts. Like other sites, this one allows listeners to search for music and stream playlists; however, the files on the site are actually streamed from the blogs of top labels, DJs, promoters and music start ups. 9. Blip.fm: Blip.fm is another site where music lovers can access millions of streaming songs. Members receive their own station and the ability to share station programming responsibilities with friends. The site also offers integration with blogs, Twitter, FriendFeed and Last.fm. The act of blipping refers to the act of linking to a song and attaching a 150 character comment to it. 10. MOG: MOG is a music blog network that encompasses more than 300 blog posts per week. The site offers an in-depth look at new artists and includes music recommendations, videos and streaming audio clips. A good place to start with this service is to play audio from it’s Recently Popular Posts page. 11. Lala: Lala also offers users a playable web browser interface. The service contains 7 million free online songs and the ability to purchase additional web songs at 10 cents each or downloadable MP3’s for 80 cents and up each.12. Imeem: Imeem is considered “the new social mixtape”. The streaming music site allows users to create playlists and share them across the web. RWW recently covered Imeem’s iPhone and Android launch. 13. SoundCloud: SoundCloud also allows users to upload tracks and share them via the cloud. Listeners receive shared files via an email-style interface. From there, they can choose to either play the music from the site or download the tracks they’ve received from friends. 14. 8Tracks: This service lets users upload 8 tracks as a playlist and share the playlist with friends. This service is essentially what Muxtape used to be. 15. Muxtape: Muxtape has transformed from one of the early mixtape-style music sites (users uploaded and shared playlists) to a directory of bands. It remains a great place to discover indie bands.16. Project Playlist: Project Playlist indexes music from across the web. Again, users create playlists and share links to music files with their friends. Reviewers see this as one of the best music search engines in existence. 17. Skreemr: Skreemr is also a search engine and music indexing site. It claims to offer users access to “6 million mp3 files from over 100,000 web sites”. 18. Fizy: Similar to the now defunct Seeqpod, Fizy is an extremely bare bones approach to streaming music with a simple search bar. Like Seeqpod, the site offers speedy music video results and audio results, and unfortunately, legally questionable content. Perhaps the site’s recent acquisition will change that.On the Horizon: Microsoft is set to launch a streaming music site at the end of July. For more info on this project check out our coverage. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… dana oshiro Tags:#Features#Lists#music#web According to The Leading Question’s recent research report, as many as 65% of UK teens are streaming music on a monthly basis. Meanwhile, file-sharing has decreased significantly since the Digital Britain Report consultation to address illicit P2P file sharing. While music sharing sites have come and gone due to funding, legal issues and lack of users, here are some of the streaming sites that continue to thrive.1. Grooveshark: Gainesville-based Grooveshark is best known as a site where both rights owners and uploaders were originally compensated for sharing. The online community offers WordPress integration, widgets and music sharing via Facebook.2. Deezer: Deezer offers users free and legal streaming music while sharing advertising revenue with artists and rights owners. The site launched with a Sony BMG partnership and signed a Universal Music deal in 2008. Users can share their favorite music by connecting with friends within the social network, or embedding playlists in 3rd party sites. 3. Spotify: Heralded as one of the best music streaming experiences on the market, Spotify is only available in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Spain, France and Finland. TechDigest TV uploaded a fantastic looking preview of Spotify’s much anticipated iPhone app. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

Wimbledon 2011: Local boy Murray faces Nadal test

first_imgIt’s tough for a Briton to be playing on the big stage at Wimbledon. As hosts of The Championships, they have been waiting 75 years for a new champion after Fred Perry. In the Pete Sampras era, Tim Henman kept trying and failing.Andy Murray will face Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon semi-finals. APAnd in this era, where there’s still a debate if it belongs to Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray finds himself tackling all the pressure.Britons are quick to adopt any champion in the making, even if he lives in Scotland or Ireland! And that’s exactly the case with Murray, as he faces Nadal in the men’s singles semi-finals on Friday.The other match features Novak Djokovic against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Ever since Nadal won the French Open, he has not been a 100 per cent fit. As one who plays such a physical game, he knows whatever be the surface, he is going to play the same brand of hard tennis and not gift the opponent any free points.From people in crowded pubs to travellers in the London tube, the talk is of how Murray can beat Nadal this time. Anyone who follows tennis knows this is again putting needless pressure on the contender.And when you also have mom Murray openly admitting she is a fan of Feliciano Lopez, who lost to her son on Wednesday, this becomes a piquant situation for Andy Murray.Having lost to Nadal last year at the same venue and several times before, Murray knows more than the forehands and the backhands, it’s all about winning the battle in the mind.advertisement”I believe I can win against him,” said Murray. “I had chances last year, but I need to have a better game plan. Sometimes it comes down to strategy and sometimes it comes down to having more experience. I just have to go out there and play well and serve well and believe and I’ll have a chance.”Murray pointed out that he had beaten Nadal at the US Open in 2008 and the Australian Open last year, but has lost both matches to him at Wimbledon (in 2008 and 2010).”That’s something I’d like to try to change on Friday. But it’s still an incredibly difficult task,” says Murray.On Wednesday night, Nadal’s rapid- fire media interaction was a delight. The grammar was all mixed up, but you can pardon him because he more than makes up for it when he is on the court.”My foot is not fine. But you know, we are in quarter- finals of Wimbledon. Is an emergency, so I had to play. So we decided to sleep a little bit the zone of the foot to play the rest of the tournament, and that’s what I gonna do,” said Nadal. In simple terms, what Nadal meant was that his foot was numbed because of local anesthesia.”For me is the last tournament in one month, so I have to try my best. Is always for me a dream play here in Wimbledon. I gonna do for the semi-finals, too,” said Nadal. Again, meaning, treating his foot with painkillers and anaesthetic sprays.Nadal, is the foot hurting you? “When you sleep the foot, you don’t feel nothing!” he said.Hopefully on Friday, Murray will not be under the Nadal ‘anaesthesia effect’ as the Spaniard has been simply brilliant.Meanwhile, Djokovic is aware that if he wins his semi-final against Tsonga, he can become the World No. 1.”I really need to work a little bit on my game and I hope I can perform a little bit better. Tsonga is very dangerous and has been playing really well. I know what to expect,” he said.In a match billed as a battle between the baseliners, Tsonga’s variety could come in handy.”I think a lot will depend on our serves, because that’s something he is going to do for sure. If he starts missing his serves, then I can have some more chances in the rallies,” added Djokovic.Djokovic then took away a bit of the pressure by saying: ” Grass is not my favourite surface, but I still know I can play well on it. I will definitely try to get ready for Friday,” was his assessment.last_img read more

Govt, Opposition strike deal on smooth conduct of Parliament

first_imgThe monsoon session of Parliament will not be a washout like previous sessions. In a major compromise struck between the government and the opposition, both sides have agreed on a way out.  The government has agreed for a debate under rule 184 on price rise. There is a provision for voting under this rule. As a result, Parliament will function normally from Wednesday. The breakthrough was announced by JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav after a series of interactions.  The first two days of the monsoon session have gone the winter session way. The government has a huge number of bills that is awaiting parliamentary clearance, but the House hasn’t been able to conduct any business so far. For the second day in a row, there was turbulence in both Houses, which were adjourned after three disruptions. NDA convenor Sharad Yadav told reporters, “Samjhaauta ho gaya (We have reached a compromise).”   Earlier, a torrent of issues ranging from price rise to demand for dismissal of Mayawati government and immediate execution of Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru on Monday drowned the second day of the monsoon session of Parliament. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day at 1400 hrs after two earlier adjournments with BJP, BSP, SP and Shiv Sena members storming the Well on diverse issues. The Left and the Right raised the issue of price rise with the BJP led by M. Venkaiah Naidu making a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for suspension of Question Hour to discuss the matter. Inflation in June stood at 9.44 per cent. Left parties in the Lok Sabha had given a notice for an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise. In the melee, Sports Minister Ajay Maken made a statement on the irregularities in the hosting of Commonwealth Games last year in which he sought to drag in the erstwhile NDA regime. Maken said the then NDA government had bypassed the Delhi government and made the Centre responsible for all financial and infrastructural obligations which was against established norms. It was trouble from the beginning in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as BJP members in the Upper House and those from the BSP, SP and Shiv Sena in the Lower House raised several issues simultaneously by storming the well. Both the Houses were first adjourned for nearly an hour till noon and then till 2 PM because of the ruckus.  – With inputs from PTIadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoEx-Inter Milan president Moratti: I’d bring back Mourinho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Inter Milan president Moratti: I’d bring back Mourinhoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti says he’d bring back Jose Mourinho.Moratti and Mourinho won the Treble together at Inter in 2010.Current coach Luciano Spalletti is under pressure after failing to qualify from their Champions League group.And Moratti, who is still influential at the San Siro, said: “Would I like Mourinho back at Inter? Yes, I’m very fond of him.“However, we’ll give time to Spalletti to prove his worth. Diego Simeone? I love him too, but Mou is special.” last_img read more

20 days agoEngland coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alli

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say England coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alliby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland coach Gareth Southgate has explained axing Dele Alli from his latest squad.Tottenham midfielder Alli has only just returned from injury but, while Southgate admitted dropped players is the hardest part of his job, he insisted he will never pick players on reputation or name as was the case in the past.England boss Southgate said: “I think when you’re selecting a squad, the players need to see some sort of meritocracy when possible, and like I said in there, to bring those guys back in, who am I going to leave out?“With Dele [Ali] and Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] in particular, they haven’t really had the number of games this year to get themselves into a rhythm. They’re both recovering from different injuries, one long term, one a bit shorter term.“So, I’m expecting those guys to really push – you know they are both fighters, there have been good conversations with both of them. The pressure is on guys who go in to play well and impress.“But we want to look at some of the young players. Let’s invest time in some of those younger players. Let’s have a closer at them, knowing that we’ve got to keep winning matches now by exposing people to the level and the environment and seeing how they cope with it.” last_img read more