Two journalists threatened by mufti in tribal area

first_img RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News Follow the news on Pakistan to go furthercenter_img News February 28, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists threatened by mufti in tribal area Reporters Without Borders today urged the Pakistani government to act against religious extremists threatening journalists and cited the targeting of Khyber Agency reporters Nasrullah Afridi and Khayalmat Shah by a local mufti, Munir Shakir.“The threats to journalists in the tribal areas are unacceptable,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said, “and we call on the government to take steps to deal with those, especially extremist religious figures, who harass and censor reporters there for national newspapers.“We and the TUJ call for an immediate campaign to avoid more deaths of journalists, such as those in February 2005 of Amir Nawab Khan and Allah Noor Wazir, and the disappearance of Hayatullah Khan last December.” The two murdered journalists were caught in an ambush in South Waziristan tribal area after reporting on the surrender of a Taliban warlord. Those responsible have not been punished.Afridi, correspondent of the daily papers Mashriq and The Statesman, and Shah, president of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) in the Khyber Agency (west of Peshawar), were threatened by the mufti in clandestine radio broadcasts on 24 February after they reported clashes between his supporters and those of rival mufti Pir Saifur Rehman for control of the Khyber Agency region. He urged his supporters not to believe “false stories” in the press and urged them to read papers such as the banned extremist paper Zarb-e-momin. “Munir doesn’t like journalists talking about his rival Rehman,” said Afridi. Munir has reportedly declared papers mentioning Rehman as “enemies of Islam and the tribal nation.” Both journalists asked for government protection .They told Reporters Without Borders they dared not return to their home town of Bara because Munir’s supporters might attack them. TUJ president Sailab Mehsud warned at a conference in Peshawar on 18 February that the situation in the tribal areas was “going from bad to worse.” PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation News News April 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more


Consortium Of NLUs Expresses ‘Suprise & Anguish’ At NLSIU Decision For Separate Admission Test; Reaffirms Decision To Conduct CLAT 2020 On Sep 28

first_imgNews UpdatesConsortium Of NLUs Expresses ‘Suprise & Anguish’ At NLSIU Decision For Separate Admission Test; Reaffirms Decision To Conduct CLAT 2020 On Sep 28 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Sep 2020 8:58 PMShare This – xThe Executive Council of the Consortium of National Law Universities, in an emergency meeting held yesterday night, expressed its “surprise and anguish” at the decision of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, to go ahead with its own admission test.Terming the NLSIU move a “unilateral decision”, the Council noted with dismay that the NLSIU was conducting its…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Executive Council of the Consortium of National Law Universities, in an emergency meeting held yesterday night, expressed its “surprise and anguish” at the decision of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, to go ahead with its own admission test.Terming the NLSIU move a “unilateral decision”, the Council noted with dismay that the NLSIU was conducting its own admission test while continuing in the consortium, which is not permissible under the Bye-laws of the Consortium. It further opined that the new admission test of NLSIU will put thousands of students during the extraordinary Covid-19 health emergency to a lot of inconvenience who will now have to appear in two tests instead of one.All the members of the Executive Council except Vice Chancellor of NLSIU, Bangalore were present.The Vice-Chancellors of NLIU-Bhopal, RGNUL-Punjab, DNLU-Jabalpur, NALSAR-Hyderabad, NLUO-Cuttack, NUSRL-Ranchi are the other members of the Executive Council of the Consortium which comprises VCs of 22 National Law Universities across the country.The Executive Council also unanimously resolved to hold CLAT-2020 on the earlier announced date of September 28, 2020.It was on September 3 that the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, announced its decision to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The new test called the ‘National Law Aptitude Test(NLAT)’ is proposed to be held online on September 12.The NLSIU has cited the repeated postponement of the CLAT exam amid COVID-19 pandemic for this new decision. It stated that the it is “uniquely disadvantaged” due to the repeated postponement of CLAT as it follows a trimester system and that if it is unable to complete admissions before the end of September 2020, it will result in a “zero year” with no admission.On August 28, the Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities postponed CLAT 2020 from September 7th to September 28th 2020. https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/nlsiu-backs-out-of-clat-2020-admissions-for-2020-21-based-on-separate-test-162369Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


Monitoring a marine ecosystem using responses of upper trophic level predators

first_img1 This study examined the changing status of the marine ecosystem at the island of South Georgia (Southern Ocean) using up to 27 variables measured over 22 years from three upper trophic level predators that specialize in foraging upon krill (Eupuasia superba Dana). These variables included population size, breeding performance, offspring growth rate, foraging behaviour and diet. A method was developed for reducing these multivariate time-series to a single vector, called a combined standardized index (CSI).2 Sensitivity analyses showed that missing values had a large effect upon the accuracy of the CSI but this effect was reduced if the individual variables were highly correlated. The level of correlation and proportion of missing values within the empirical data set were within the acceptable range. Individual variables had widely varying influence upon the CSI but, in general, those with longer time-series had the greatest influence.3 Principal components analysis showed that variables representing offspring growth tended to explain the greatest proportion of the variability in the CSI and this was followed by variables representing diet.4 There were 3 years in which the CSI showed extreme and significantly low values. There was a significant non-linear functional response (similar to the Holling Type II functional response) between the overall CSI and krill biomass and a similar relationship existed when the CSI was calculated for each species individually.5 Separate analysis of variables that were likely to be representative of changing population size showed the presence of a significant decline between 1977 and 1998. There was no trend in the CSI from variables representative of foraging conditions during the summer breeding season. The study has shown that the marine ecosystem at South Georgia shows acute but transient variability that is amplified in the response of upper trophic-level predators. There is less certainty that trends in populations are a consequence of shifts in the degree to which the ecosystem can support krill-feeding seals and penguins.last_img read more


Introducing Multi-Gig and Open Networking for the Campus

first_imgThe start of a new year brings a renewed focus on the future and a renewed commitment to what we do best. In 2017, our focus remains on leading the digital transformation. That means providing our customers with innovation that’s not simply ahead of the curve, but will help them innovate and thrive for the next 3, 5, and 10 years.This begins with tools that turn ideas into reality, create new and better ways of working, and allow employees to stay actively engaged in the success of the business. From modernizing end-user technology with beautiful, innovative devices designed specifically for the way people work, to creating new ways of working with digital workspaces that deliver easy, secure access on any device, we’re powering workplace transformation with seamless, user-centric experiences.With mobility at the core of today’s workplace, it’s essential to invest in next-generation wireless solutions at the network edge, as well as the switching components that support them. One of the latest technologies, referred to as multi-gig Ethernet or IEEE P802.3bz, enables delivery of 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps data rates and Power over Ethernet via widely deployed standard Cat5e cables.In 2016, Dell EMC introduced wireless access points that embrace the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, designed to provide high capacity access and easy integration into campus environments. Our latest W-Series 330 series access points take that wireless innovation even further by enabling 2.5Gbps uplink connections, utilizing the multi-gig Ethernet technology for maximum data throughput and efficiency between wireless users and the wired network.&nbsp;</p><p>Today, we’re introducing the N3132PX-ON and N2128PX-ON* switches featuring multi-gig Ethernet ports. In addition to enabling multi-gig connections over existing Cat5e and Cat6 cabling, the N3132PX-ON and N2128PX-ON switches bring Open Networking (ONIE) to the campus; enabling support for third-party operating systems as well as shipping with Dell OS6. The N3132PX-ON and N2128PX-ON switches offer up to 32 PoE 60W connections and 10GbE ports, with 40GbE uplinks on the N3132PX-ON.The simplified scalability and OS flexibility offered by the N3132PX-ON and N2128PX-ON continues the legacy of investment protection that our customers expect from our N-Series line of L2/L3 switches, as well as the tools they need to confidently grow their business.Read more about the next-gen features and benefits of the N3132PX-ON and check out the complete family of N3000 switches at dell.com/N3000.*The N2128PX-ON supports 1/2.5GbE connections and is expected to be available in Spring 2017.last_img read more


Ripley County Food Pantry open Monday

first_imgOsgood, In. — The Ripley County Food Pantry, located in Building 16C, Ripley County Fairgrounds Park, Osgood will be open Monday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information please call 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.last_img


Murrell continues journey to become strong defender for SU

first_img Published on October 17, 2012 at 2:54 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass A few hours before every home game, Jordan Murrell zones everything else out and focuses on a different kind of game before he steps onto the soccer field.After a 10-minute run and dribbling warm up, Murrell sits in his apartment and zeroes in on the TV screen. Eyes locked in, fingers in place, he goes to work as music by Trey Songz, Usher or Chris Brown plays in the background.It’s Call of Duty time.“People ask me why I do that,” Murrell said. “It just calms me mentally. I’m not too bad. I try to keep up with the rest of the world that plays all the time.”So far this season that pregame preparation has worked for the sophomore Murrell, who has excelled as a defender for Syracuse. Murrell has anchored an Orange defense that has held opponents to nine goals on the season. He has also chipped in with some timely offense, contributing two goals and five assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShining on a soccer field is nothing new for Murrell, who was born and raised in England. Judith Murrell, Jordan’s mother, said her son was wearing shin pads at 18 months old and became infatuated with the game when he watched his older brother, Joel, play.One day, Joel was taking a team photograph and Jordan got a little jealous. He saw an opening and quickly darted into the picture, going as fast as his 18-month legs would motor.“We knew then that he was focused and driven about playing soccer,” Judith Murrell said.Murrell continued to hone his game on the streets of England. He said players ranged from 3 to 25 years old, so he got accustomed to playing against stronger, faster opponents at a young age.He used to come home from school, grab his soccer ball and head out to the streets for hours.“When I could walk I got a ball put in my feet,” Murrell said. “I used to play outside in front of my house from when I got home from school until the lights went off and I had to go inside.”At the age of 12, Murrell left his life in England to move to Ontario, Canada. His stepfather, who was originally from Canada, decided the move would be the best way for Murrell and his two younger sisters to get a superior education.When he arrived in Canada, Murrell continued to improve on the field and elevated his game to the next level. He joined the Unionville Milliken Soccer Club, where he played under Filipe Bento.Bento recalls one game where he drew up a play in a frenzy to try to tie the score in the waning minutes. He called Murrell over and gave him quick, last-second instructions on how to take the free kick.Worried that he didn’t provide Murrell with enough details, Bento was blown away when he executed the kick to perfection. Murrell sent a perfectly placed pass toward the goal and a teammate found the back of the net for the decisive goal.“He was always very intelligent,” Bento said. “We could see that he had promise and a future in soccer. He had something different that the other kids didn’t have.”That intelligence and talent has translated to two successful seasons at Syracuse, and he has his eyes on a Big East championship and an NCAA tournament berth this year.Against formidable conference foes Rutgers and Louisville, Murrell ignited the Orange with three assists — all of them coming off corner kicks.Against Rutgers, Murrell lined up for a corner two minutes into overtime. He zeroed in on teammate Lars Muller and lofted the ball toward the goal.Bull’s-eye.Murrell hit Muller in stride and the forward’s header beat the keeper, giving Syracuse a win in its first overtime game of the season. Earlier in the game, Murrell set up Jordan Vale beautifully on a corner and Vale timed it perfectly for a score.Head coach Ian McIntyre moved Murrell to left back because of his on-ball defense and ability to move forward and attack after making a stop. That strategy has worked flawlessly as Murrell has stopped defenders with poise and confidence.Though Murrell played well for Syracuse last season, McIntyre has seen considerable improvement from the sophomore, who has grown into a vocal leader on a team that has done a 180.“I think he’s more consistent and mentally tougher,” McIntyre said. “He has more resilience to his game. We’ve moved him to left back because of his quality on the ball. As he showed the other night, he’s got a very sweet left foot.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


JRU star Alvarez captures NCAA MVP; Arellano players reap honors

first_imgJRU’s first captain to lead the Lady Bombers to the Final Four captured the MVP plum of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament.Alvarez, who averaged 21.3 points a game, was the face of a JRU team that went 6-3 in the preliminaries and finished as the fourth seed in the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s all worth it,” said Alvarez who ended her collegiate career as, what JRU head coach Mia Tioseco said, the benchmark of all future Lady Bombers.Arellano University’s triangle of attack also took home hardware with Jovielyn Prado taking the 1st Best Outside Spiker award, Regine Arocha being named the Best Opposite Spiker, and Nicole Ebuen claiming the Rookie of the Year laurel. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Padda shows love for Lady Falcons’ veterans on Valentine’s Day Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Arellano’s Kevin Liberato and Christian Dela Paz were named as the 1st Best Middle Blocker and 2nd Best Outside Spiker, respectively.San Beda’s Mark Enciso won the Best Opposite Spiker while his teammate Limuel Patenio was the 2nd Best Middle Blocker.In the Juniors’ division, Perpetual’s Kirth Rosos was named the MVP while teammate Noel Kampton was the 1st Best Outside Spiker.College of St. Benilde’s Arnel Aguilar was the top rookie in the juniors’ division while Emilio Aguinaldo College’s Michael Imperial was the Best Setter and Colegio de San Juan de Letrans’ Raxel Catris was the Best Libero.Catris’ teammate John Lorenzo was the awarded the Best Opposite Spiker plum.Juvic Colonia of Lyceum was the 2nd Best Outside Hitter with Raliuz Cantos of Benilde taking the 1st Best Middle Blocker award and Arellano’s Gideon Guadalupe taking the 2nd Best Middle Blocker label.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shola Alvarez just added a major trophy in her mythos with Jose Rizal University.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvarez’ rookie teammate Dolly Verzosa was named as the 2nd Best Outside Spiker.Lourdes Clemented from University of Perpetual Help was the league’s 1st Best Middle Blocker.San Sebastian also had three players take individual awards with Joyce Sta. Rita being named as the 2nd Best Middle Blocker, Alyss Eroa taking the Best Libero award, and Vira Guillema earning the Best Setter crown.Joebert Almodiel ruled the men’s division as he won the MVP, Rookie of the Year, and 1st Best Outside Spiker plums while representing the undefeated Altas.Joebert Almodiel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWarren Catipay and Jack Kalingking also took individual awards for Perpetual winning the Best Setter and Best Libero awards.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more


Resource Discovery: Video on Coping with Loss and Helplessness

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTSeeing and hearing about loss can adversely affect those in helping professions. Recognizing the affects and seeking treatment can be difficult, but as Lt. Col. Mary Carlisle, USAF shares, it can make a big difference in maintaining personal wellness. Watch this video from the Real Warriors Campaign YouTube channel detailing her story of developing PTSD after being deployed as a critical care nurse in Balad, Iraq and her journey towards recovery. Visit previous posts to learn more about wellness strategies for military professionals and warning signs of PTSD.Video hyperlinkThis post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD., LMFT, Social Media Specialist, 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, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more


a month agoEx-Ajax star Van Halst: Newcastle goalscorer Willems charming, frustrating

first_imgEx-Ajax star Van Halst: Newcastle goalscorer Willems charming, frustratingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Ajax and FC Twente star Jan van Halst has told Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce to take the good with the bad when it comes to Jetro Willems.Willems joined Newcastle United on-loan from Eintracht Frankfurt last month, though made his name in the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven, where he spent six years and won his first caps with Holland.And on Saturday, Willems scored the opener on Saturday in the Toon’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. The goal was spectacular, but wasn’t enough as the Reds eventually steamrolled the visitors.Reviewing the action, Van Halst was delighted for Willems – though warned the Dutchman will always be occasionally loose defensively.Van Halst said on Ziggo Sport via Voetbalzone: “He makes it difficult for a football analyst. Before the game we say that he should play a little more carefully as a left back. It is of course the charm of Willems.”The good thing is too: if he does this for PSV in a home match against RKC, then you say: ‘This is of course not possible in the Premier League’. But it is foolish: he just does it. Charming. A great goal.”Indeed, Van Halst says that’s the ‘charm’ of Willems, who is capable of producing a moment of unexpected magic.He added: “He is playful. It makes you crazy as a football analyst. Of course you have to use him with his speed.”Defensively he just has his vulnerabilities. You have to take this for granted a bit. This is that playfulness of Jetro Willems. He will never get it out completely, because he is already 25.”Willems moved to Newcastle at the beginning of August. The defender has joined the Magpies on a season-long loan with the option to buy.- updated September 16 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


a month agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini pleased with Rice progress

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini pleased with Rice progressby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is pleased with the progress of Declan Rice.Rice came in for some criticism for his defensive error which contributed to Kosovo’s second goal against England in Tuesday’s European Qualifier at St Mary’s.Hammers manager Pellegrini is confident Rice has the mentality to take everything in his stride and flourish for the national side.”Declan is a very young player, he is improving in every game he plays,” said Pellegrini.”He is only 20 years old and I think with his age it is important he plays for England and it is important for him the way he can demonstrate how he works.”You can expect these mistakes for any kind of player. He is improving and for the moment he is doing well in that position.”If you are 20 years old you always want to play, but we will see if he has any muscle problem. For the moment Declan must continue playing.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more