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TV reporter released on bail after six weeks

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts RSF_en Farhan Ahmed Bangash, a Royal TV reporter who had been held on terrorism charges in connection with his coverage of clashes in Kohat district, near Islamabad, since 20 November, was finally released on bail by a Peshawar high court on 1 January.“We are relieved but we regret that this decision came so late,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is wrong for a journalist to be arrested so arbitrarily in connection with his work. We condemn the arbitrary treatment Bangash received from the police, who destroyed his professional equipment.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We disturbed by the reinforcement of the anti-terrorism law on the pretext of protecting lives, and its use to arrest journalists. If the government is sincere, why doesn’t it take measures to end the cycle of violence against journalists and to end the impunity that surrounds this violence?”Seven charges were brought against Bangash, including “inciting violence” under the anti-terrorism law, in connection with his coverage of clashes on 15 November in Kohat, in which ten people were killed. He was even accused of participating in the clashes, which he covered for Royal TV.Bangash told Reporters Without Borders he was mistreated psychologically by the authorities, who held him for two weeks in a room with 17 other people. His camera was destroyed along with the photos it contained, showing police fleeing the scene of rioting and clashes between two clans in Kohat.Bangash, whose first request for release was rejected, has been supported by his TV station but had to pay his lawyer’s fees and his bail himself.Pakistan is ranked 159th out of 179 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. January 28, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News News Organisation center_img Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV reporter released on bail after six weeks News April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistanlast_img read more

Carthy and Anderson denied entry into Gaza as EU delegation is turned away by…

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Carthy and Anderson denied entry into Gaza as EU delegation is turned away by Israel By News Highland – September 4, 2014 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ News WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Sinn Féin MEP’s Matt Carthy and Martina Anderson have been denied entry into Gaza.They were part of a delegation of 15 MEPs from 6 countries.Speaking from Jerusalem, Ms Anderson, who is leading the delegation, said the Israeli government refused the delegation entry on the grounds that the visit to the region is ‘not directly concerned with the provision of humanitarian assistance’.She says this beggars belief considering that the horrific and harrowing humanitarian situation in Gaza is a direct result of Israel’s 53-day military attack on the Gaza Strip.center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleRivers released from intensive care, still on life supportNext articleGood Guy Braff gave his car away to waiter after getting hired to scrubs News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

AP source: Toronto Blue Jays will play home games in Buffalo amid pandemic.

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTORONTO (AP) — AP source: Toronto Blue Jays will play home games in Buffalo amid pandemic. July 24, 2020center_img AP source: Toronto Blue Jays will play home games in Buffalo amid pandemic.last_img

Leafs ride hat-trick performance by Wilkinson to salvage weekend split

first_imgFriday, Nelson saw Tanner Cochrane score three times to lead the Knights to the surprise win.North Okanagan scored three goals in a five minutes span late in the first period to erase a 1-0 deficit and take a 3-1 lead after one frame.Wilkinson cut the lead to 3-2 before Blake Culbert scored to regain the two-goal advantage for the Knights.Seconds before Culbert’s goal, newly signed Troy Petrick was thwarted by a toe save from Knights goalie Mitch Profeit.The smooth-skating Petrick undressed the defenceman at the North Okanagan blueline, then another Knights player before skating in on the opposition goal.Petrick had Profeit beat but the North Okanagan goalie just got the toe of his skate on the puck to stop the Leaf forward.Tyler Moffat and Rebagliati split the netminding duties for Nelson, out shot 28-18.Nelson hosts the Spokane Braves in a rare mid-week game Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: Troy Petrick, a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, is back in the Heritage City to conclude his junior hockey career. The local product played a handful of games with the Leafs during its playoff run in 2010 before leaving for the Dawson Creek Rage of the Northern America Hockey League. He played 14 games in 2012-13 for the Salmon Arm. . . . Dawson Creek Rage folded its hockey operations in the NAHL this spring. . . .Robson Cramer, Travis Wellman and Jamie Vlanich each added two assists for Nelson against Kelowna. . . . Carsen Willans, kept off the scoresheet Friday, had his point streak end at eight games. Willans had an assist Saturday. The Nelson Leafs salvaged a weekend split in a dramatic way Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Alec Wilkinson scored his third goal of the game in the final minutes of the third period sparking the Leafs to a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Kelowna Chiefs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The win avenged a 4-2 loss Friday against the North Okanagan Knights.“We do tend to leave it to the end of the game,” Wilkinson said when asked about his late-game heroics.“The whole game was pretty close and we just came out strong at the end and we ended up winning the game.”Wilkinson was the recipient of some gritty work behind the net by teammate Jamie Vlanich.The skillful center man won the puck behind the Kelowna net, then put a back door pass onto the stick of Wilkinson.“It was all (Jamie) Vlanich,” Wilkinson exclaimed. “He went behind the net and passed me the puck. The goalie didn’t even see where the puck was and had no idea he passed it to me. All I had to do was tap the puck into the net.”Nelson had a better start Saturday, out shooting the Chiefs 23-9 in the opening frame.Wilkinson and Cole Arcuri scored 10 minutes into the game to give the Leafs a 2-0 lead.However, a 10-second lapse allowed Jagger Bowles and Adam Beatty to tie the game.Kelowna took a 3-2 lead in the second before Wilkinson scored his second of the game late in the frame to even the game at 3-3.Nelson out shot the Chiefs 40-21, making a winner out of Brad Rebagliati in the Leafs net.The win keeps the Leafs, 21-2-1-3 on the season, eight points in front of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch Division standings.Nelson is tied for the overall lead in the KIJHL with Kamloops Storm. Each team has 46 points.last_img read more

Salient notes from Euro footy Weekend

first_imgZidane made a winning return to the Bernabue (Agency Photo)1- Bookmakers Wrong On Uefa Seeding:Bookmakers have Manchester City as favourites to win this year’s Champions League ahead of Barcelona, with Juventus rated third.They are wrong to rate City ahead of Barcelona. First off, as Citizens boss Pep Guardiola himself admits, his team are teenagers in the competition.Rating a side whose best ever finish was a semifinals place is a tad naive. Secondly, City don’t have Lionel Messi. The world’s best player is peaking at the right time, thanks to rest he was getting earlier in the season.And thirdly, City don’t boast a strike partnership as fearsome as Messi and Suarez. Those two have developed a telepathic understanding and are both better attackers than anyone on the Etihad Stadium payroll.2- Why La Liga ought to be renamed Blagrualiga: You’ve probably heard of the term Bayernsliga used to refer to Germany’s top flight league, thanks to Bayern Munich’s overriding dominance.Can someone please coin a similar moniker for Spain’s Liga Santander?Such is FC Barcelona’s dominance, we’re soon forgetting that Primera Liga is supposed to be a duopoly akin to the Old Firm – Celtic and Rangers.Barcelona’s 4-1 victory over Real Betis means Blagruana are cantering to their ninth Liga Santander title in twelve seasons (shame upon Real Madrid).Coinage on the lines of Blagrualiga would not be too far off the mark.3- Zidane good news for Real:  The magnetic power of Zinedine Zidane was apparent as he guided the record Spanish and European champions to victory over Celta Vigo within 48 hours of his reappointment to the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat.The entire Los Blancos squad was clearly pulling in the same direction for the man who won three consecutive Champions League titles before taking a sabbatical ten months ago.The biggest loser from Zizou’s arrival is Thibaut Courtois whose place in goal has reverted to multiple Champions League winner Keylor Navas. Otherwise, Isco, Gareth Bale and Marcelo; who had all been frozen out by Santiago Solari, are back and firing on all cylinders.4- Championship teams have Anti-Pep template: For the fourth time in the space of two seasons, I witnessed a Championship side stand toe to toe with Premier League champions Manchester City in a manner most EPL sides are incapable of.Swansea pushed City all the way in Saturday’s FA Cup match and only fell courtesy of an offside Sergio Aguero goal. Even the Argentine’s equaliser that drew the Citizens level at 2-2 came thanks to a dubious penalty.Lower division teams definitely face Pep Guardiola’s trailblazers without fear. I saw it twice with Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers last season.To stand a chance against City, opponents must out-work, out-run and out-duel them mentally. Besides, they must have six defensive players stationed within their 18-yard box.5- Sarri deserves second season: Chelsea fans are once again up in arms because their side fell 0-2 to Everton to miss the chance of leapfrogging Manchester United on the EPL table.The Pensioners’ inability to finish off numerous chances created in the opening stanza was their undoing.That is not something for which you can blame beleaguered manager Maurizio Sarri. In fact, as Sarri noted in his post-match comments, the opening 45 minutes at Goodison Park were the best the Londoners have played all season.All that was missing were goals. Instead of hiring and firing, Chelsea would benefit from giving Sarri another crack next season.The football Sarri teaches is good to watch. It just needs a little tweaking and we shall have Chelsealona.Comments Tags: Allan Ssekamatelast_img read more

Painting a little piece of history

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest From the history of “Little Sure Shot” Annie Oakley to the signing of the Greenville Treaty, Darke County has no shortage of history to celebrate. What better way to showcase the county by painting a little piece of history on historic barns?“Obviously we live in an area where agriculture is our number one job maker, and I couldn’t think of a better way to highlight that agricultural heritage while also giving notice to a lot of the historical things in Darke County,” said Matt Staugler executive director of the Darke County Visitors Bureau (DCVB).Darke County is widely known for its historical and agricultural value in Ohio, so combining the two in a unique way just seemed to make sense. Over the summer two projects were completed along State Route 127 showcasing old barns with paintings representative of Darke County.“The concept has been around for a little while, but what sparked it for us was Ohio History Connection (Ohio Historical Society) who did the Rutherford B. Hayes barn painting,” Staugler said. “After starting the process of setting a theme and looking for a barn, it just so happened that Ohio History Connection was also looking at barns down here for Annie Oakley.“After the partnership between the DCVB and Ohio History Connection artist Scott Hagan — who painted all of the Ohio Bicentennial Barns — made his second trip to Darke County to paint the mural of Annie Oakley. In just four days the “Little Sure Shot” was up and completed for all of Darke County to see. Located not far from Annie Oakley’s memorial, the barn painting is located just south of the intersection of State Route 127 and 47 at the home farm of Bob and Donna Peters.“We have a ton of farms in Darke County, but a lot of the barns are sided over, and to keep that historical feel we wanted an old wooden barn,” Staugler said.Staugler put a post on social media seeking just the right barn and the daughter of the barn owners saw the post. The project took off from there.After finishing the first barn in June of 2016, the DCVB did not waste any time on working towards theirThose travelling down State Route 127 get to learn a little of the area’s historic barn painting. Just two months later they were celebrating the completion of their second barn painting located just south of North Star along State Route 127 on the property of Larry and Bonnie Barga.Nestled on a family property this second barn reads: “Welcome to Darke County” as a way to greet travelers during their visit.“It’s a barn that’s close enough to the northern edge of the county that as people come in it’s a great way to welcome visitors to Darke County,” Staugler said.The barn took only three days to finish and was completed by Hagan. With two barns down, the goal is to add more around Darke County.“There are plans for a third barn, we don’t know the topic or location yet, but this is an ongoing project,” Staugler said “We have an unlimited amount of topic ideas — it’s just the process of finding old wooden barns throughout Darke County that will take time. Our ultimate goal is to create a barn trail through Darke County. As people come down and go through Darke County, they see these barns and hope they notice the community pride and question what the origin is for that pride. Ultimately we want them to end up stopping to find out Darke County’s historical and agricultural value to Ohio.”After a few more years, Staugler expects to see more barn paintings in other parts of the county. He is hoping to complete one barn every year for the next five to seven years.As future plans continue, many old wooden barns throughout Darke County will be needed to continue with these historic paintings. For questions or more information please contact Staugler at (937) 548-5158 or [email protected]last_img read more

Great Lakes Conservation Connect to hold two workshops in Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest American Farmland Trust, Cornell University Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Team, and Ohio’s Wood Soil & Water Conservation District have joined together to announce two Great Lakes Conservation Connect events on Jan. 22, 2019. In the morning, a women-dedicated learning circle will be held in Woodville, Ohio.This workshop will focus on identifying what future you want for your land, and how to achieve that by working with your farmer and your family. Learning Circles provide women the opportunity to meet other land owners, share their farm successes and challenges, discuss their goals for their land, and access advice and technical assistance. At this learning circle, women will have the opportunity to learn about how to start a plan for your land that fulfills your needs and your values. David Marrison, from OSU Extension, will be introducing tools and resources to help you gain a deeper knowledge of who to speak with.American Farmland Trust and Ohio State University Extension partnered together to lead a dinner session workshop for farmers with a focus on transitioning the farm business to the next generation. This evening workshop will follow the women learning circle workshop and will also feature special guest speaker, David Marrison. What will happen to your farm business when you can no longer run it? Come to this workshop to learn tips and tricks to foster family harmony during this critical part of your farming legacy. Learn how to strengthen relationships with your landowners to keep your operation together as it’s passed to the next generation.Women for the Land Workshop, Conservation values – your land as your legacy; Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Luckey Farmers, Inc., 1200 Main Street, Woodville, Ohio Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is provided, and the program will end at 1:00 p.m. RSVP by 5:00 p.m., January 18th, by signing up online at or by calling (419) 354-5517.Farmer Workshop, Navigating the transfer of your farm business; Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Wood County Jr. Fair Building, 13800 West Poe Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner is provided, and the program will end at 8:00 p.m. RSVP by 5:00 p.m., January 18th, by calling American Farmland Trust, Ashley (614) 430-8130.last_img read more

Russell joins Ohio Ag Net team

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net is excited to announce the addition of Dave Russell to the farm broadcasting team. Dave is a veteran farm broadcaster who has served agriculture in Indiana and Ohio for decades.“Dave brings a wealth of broadcast and agricultural knowledge to the team,” said Bart Johnson, owner of Ohio Ag Net. “I have known Dave for a long time and have always been impressed with his professionalism and his passion for agriculture. I am looking forward to his contributions to the team.”Russell began at WRFD in Columbus. He has since been a voice for Hoosier agriculture at WOWO in Ft. Wayne, Ind. and the Indiana voice for Tribune Radio Networks. In addition to his career in farm broadcasting, Russell worked in state government, serving as Agricultural Liaison for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and as Director Information/Public Relations for Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. Russell is a familiar emcee at events and for his work announcing cattle shows including the Ohio Beef Expo, Ohio State Fair and several BEST shows. He and his wife Elaine live in Hardin County. For Ohio Ag Net, Russell will be helping with the afternoon broadcast and covering agricultural events.last_img read more

A Cheat Sheet for Social Media Video Aspect Ratios

first_imgCreating videos to publish on social media? Keep up with the latest aspect ratio settings with this handy reference guide.There’s no doubt that social media is changing the online video game. Once arbitrary, the aspect ratios for these platforms are now transforming the media we create. Since viewers now encounter the the majority of the content we create on smart phones, it’s essential to keep up with social media trends and settings.If you work in the commercial world at all, you’ve probably already come across this shifting landscape. Many filmmakers and videographers are shooting advertisements in a way that they can utilize for multiple viewing platforms.In the past, platforms like Instagram used to be for amateur work; however, it is now a leading platform where a majority of visual artists promote themselves and their work. Breaking out of the 16:9 cinematic box (quite literally!) might seem wrong at first, but it can actually be quite freeing for your work.Get out of your comfort zone, and give a vertical crop a go on your next shoot!Aspect RatiosFacebookFacebook supports a variety of formats, including 16:9, 1:1 (carousel), 4:5, 2:3, and 9:16.4:5, 2:3, and 9:16 can be the most engaging since people tend to hold their phones upright (vertically) when using this app.Recommended Resolutions: 1080 x 1920 or 1920 x 1080.InstagramSupported ratios: 1:1 (square), 4:5 (vertical), 1.9:1 (1080 x 566), or 16:9 (landscape).Instagram Story requires 9:16.Recommended resolutions: 1920 x 1080 or 1080 x 1350 (for vertical).SnapchatSupported ratios: 9:16.Recommended Resolution: 1080 x 1920.TwitterSupported ratios: anything from 1:2:39 to 39:2:1.Recommended resolutions: landscape = 1280 x 720; Portrait = 640 x 640.And, just for fun, here is some more helpful information for uploading content to these outlets: Looking for more social media video tips and tricks? Check out these articles.How Social Media Has Redefined the Aspect RatioCreate a Social Media Bumper and Lower Third for Your VideosIs Downscaling 4K to 1080p Worth It After Online Compression?Get the Most out of Your Online Advertising BudgetGet More Views: 10 Basic Tips for Posting Online Videolast_img read more

Bike worth ₹15,000, rider fined ₹23,000

first_img Mr. Madan, who runs a newspaper advertisement agency in Gurugram, claimed that he was on his way to District and Sessions Court for work when he took off his helmet just a few metres before negotiating a turn on the service lane to the court. “A traffic policeman standing in the corner flagged me down for not wearing the helmet. I called a friend who is an advocate but before he could reach, the policeman asked me for the documents and issued the challan for the violations,” said Mr. Madan.He claimed that he had all the documents at home but the policeman allowed him only “10 minutes” to get the papers, which was not possible. Mr. Madan said he arranged a photo of the registration certificate on his WhatsApp, but not before the challan was issued.Digital copy allowedDeputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Himanshu Garg said it was mandatory to carry original vehicle documents, but carrying them in digital form in DigiLocker was also valid as per the law.“Not carrying the documents and not having them at all are two different offences with different penalties, although the penalty for the former is far less. In the present case, if the offender produces the original documents, the fine amount would be accordingly reduced,” said Mr. Garg.Amit, a resident of Jacobpura in Gurugram, was fined ₹24,000 at the same spot and for similar violations as Mr. Madan on Tuesday. On Monday, Mohammad Mustakil, an autorickshaw driver, was fined ₹32,500 for seven violations, including driving without a high security registration number plate. Man pays Rs. 23000 challam to Gurugram Traffic PoliceVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0002:2502:25  Man pays Rs. 23000 challan to Gurugram Traffic Policecenter_img A Delhi resident was on Monday fined ₹23,000 by the Gurugram traffic police under the amended Motor Vehicles Act for riding a two-wheeler without a licence, insurance papers, registrati-on certificate, pollution control certificate and helmet.The offender, Dinesh Madan, a resident of Geeta Colony, claimed that his two-wheeler was worth around ₹15,000. His vehicle was impounded as he was unable to pay the fine on the spot.Penalty for traffic violations under different heads has gone up several fold following the amendment to the law with effect from September 1.last_img read more