“Press organ” protest outside Saudi consulate in Paris on Khashoggi murder anniversary

first_imgNews October 1, 2019 “Press organ” protest outside Saudi consulate in Paris on Khashoggi murder anniversary Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunity News News Help by sharing this information Mexico’s drug cartel killers been dismembering journalists and leaving their remains on garbage dumps for years but who would have imagined that government agents might be capable of killing and dismembering a journalist within a diplomatic compound? And yet this is what happened to Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018, to the entire world’s dismay.On October 1st, RSF staged this protest with shop window models on the first anniversary of Khashoggi’s death to remind Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince that the entire world is still stunned and appalled by this brutal murder. The symbols of many dismembered human bodies were used to express the scale and enduring nature of this shock. Other actions will take place all around the world.Saudi Arabia should not be able to exercise the G20 presidency unless civil society and foreign leaders insist that it accept the consequences, which must include guaranteeing press freedom and protecting journalists. Saudi Arabia’s international image and position cannot be normalized unless its authorities give clear undertakings.“Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and the handling of the investigation testify to barbaric practices and an unacceptable level of impunity,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said outside the consulate today.“We expect a full accounting, and we think that sentencing perpetrators to death would just be a way to silence them for ever, to conceal the truth. This appalling crime has revealed Saudi Arabia’s policy for silencing journalists to those who were unaware, a policy based on torture, abduction and even outright murder.”Asked about the Khashoggi murder in a recent interview for US public TV broadcaster PBS, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) said, “I get all the responsibility, because it happened under my watch,” but he implicitly denied any prior knowledge or involvement. Aside from the fact that he was probably lying, taking responsibility should mean putting a stop to press freedom violations in Saudi Arabia.RSF calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the 30 journalists, columnists and bloggers being held in Saudi Arabia for exercising their right to freedom of opinion and expression.They include Saleh Al-Shehi, a journalist with the newspaper Al-Watan, who has been sentenced to five years in prison on a charge of “insulting the Royal Court,” Raif Badawi who was sentenced in 2014 to ten years in prison and a thousand lashes for starting a debate about Saudi society on his Saudi Liberal Network website, and two women’s rights activists, Nouf Abdulaziz and Nassima Al-Sada, who were arrested in June and July 2018.The number of imprisoned journalists and bloggers in Saudi Arabia has doubled since MBS was named crown prince in 2017, with at least 30 currently detained. Saudi Arabia is ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) laid dozens of dismembered shop window models wearing “press” armbands outside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Paris today to mark Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul exactly one year ago and to highlight the regime’s violations of media rights, which give it such a terrible image. to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 8, 2021 Find out more News March 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunity April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Saudi Arabia RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBSlast_img read more

Limerick climbers to scale four peaks for Pauline

first_img Previous articleLimerick soldiers to be pardonedNext articleSouthhill benefit Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Print Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch WhatsApp TAGSclimbersMilfordMusic Limerick Twitter Advertisementcenter_img A GROUP of Limerick climbers will scale the highest peaks in each province of Ireland in just 48 hours to raise money for the Milford Hospice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Don Caulfield (30) from Pallaskenry was inspired to do the challenge after his aunt Pauline Keyes died of cancer in November.The group, whose collective journey will be over 800 miles in just two days, will climb a total of 3,626 metres taking in Mweelrea in Mayo, Slieve Donard in Down, Lugnaquilla in Wicklow and Carrauntoohill in Kerry.Don, a youth worker in Moyross, said the Milford Care Centre were amazing with Pauline. “She died two days after her 40th birthday after just eight weeks of aggressive cancer. Milford couldn’t have been better. They even organisied a birthday celebration for her and were so accommodating when it came to visitors,” he said.The group will climb to the summits on Saturday and Sunday May 18 and 19. To donate see www.mycharity.ie/event/peaksforpauline/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harvest Fair cancellation puts pressure on care centre #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsLimerick climbers to scale four peaks for PaulineBy Guest Writer – May 9, 2013 862 Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday last_img read more

The action became so hot at one auction the bidder passed out

first_imgAuction markets can become very heated in some capital cities.I heard a story this week about an epic bidding battle in Surrey Hills, Sydney. Surrey Hills is an inner city market, decorated by character rich terrace homes and surrounded by uber cool cosmopolitan high streets with bars, cafes and art galleries. The market is hot. So hot in fact that at the aforementioned auction a man passed out during bidding!The price was creeping up, it had opened at $1.8 million and was now peaking at $2.430 million. The under bidder then suddenly falls in a heap to ground, at this stage it was a two horse race and one had seemingly fallen out of competition. He had passed out cold.The auction was paused, tensions were high and the auctioneer explained to the crowd and the family of the man that they would need to wait for instructions. CLICK HERE to sign up for the free Courier-Mail real estate newsletter To this, the man’s wife reportedly yells “we will bid again!” and increases to $2.435 million. Bidding continued for a few more bids and eventually it sold for $2.440 million to the other bidder who seemingly took no pity on his overwhelmed counterpart. Disclaimer: No bidders were harmed in the making of this story. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoHow do you deal with a fainting bidder at auction? According to auctioneer Haesley Cush it didn’t slow things down too much.For those in Queensland wanting a picture of the market. Surrey Hills is regularly described to me as similar to New Farm in Brisbane in its appeal and lifestyle options.On hearing this story I couldn’t help but dig a little deeper. I discovered that the property was a three-bedroom, one-bathroom terrace home on 103sq m. In all seven bidders had registered, with four of those participating in the bidding. The final part to this tale was the property had last sold for $495,000 in 1998, about 20 years ago and now achieved nearly five times more.CoreLogic data revealed this week that Sydney had a yearly median price increase of 18 per cent for houses.Brisbane has shown a comparably moderate increase of 3.7 per cent. With stories like this travelling up the Bruce Highway from our big brother across the boarder, it seems inevitable that interstate migration will rise and Brisbane house prices are looking safe for at least the foreseeable future.last_img read more

PHOTO: CSD Krios at IHC Kinderdijk Yard

first_imgImage source: Chris Hovestadt‎The construction and the outfitting of the cutter suction dredger (CSD) Krios, being built by Royal IHC for Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., is moving according to schedule.This newbuild will be a sister vessel of the CSD Helios, taken into service in 2017.The CSD Krios will have a total installed power of 23,700 kW, pumping capacity of 15,600 kW and a maximum cutter capacity of 7,000 kW.According to Boskalis, the new CSD will be able to dredge in extremely hard ground at depths ranging from 6 to 35 meters.The company also added that construction of this mega cutter will be completed in the period ahead with the vessel expected to be taken into service in mid-2020.last_img read more

Wisconsin freshman ‘Wurtz’ the wait, price of admission

first_imgTaylor Wurtz has been impressive as a freshman for UW.[/media-credit]If the media guide didn’t contain the necessary information, you probably wouldn’t guess Taylor Wurtz is a freshman.Endowed with an unusual blend of guard skills and enviable size, Wurtz hasn’t spared a moment in making an impression on the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.“She’s just different,” head coach Lisa Stone said of her talented freshman. “She’s willing to work at it to make herself better. She’s an impressive person.”The first glimpse of Wurtz’s potential impact came in the Badgers’ lone exhibition game, a 106-39 undressing of UW-Oshkosh. In just 21 minutes of action, Wurtz filled the stat sheet –finishing with 10 points, five rebounds, four steals, two assists and, most importantly to Stone, zero turnovers.The Wurtz legend really began to grow, however, when the Badgers hosted Cleveland State three games later. Wisconsin trailed 68-67 when Wurtz buried a short jumper in the lane to give UW the lead.Then, with 16.5 seconds left in the game, she made one of two free throws to seal the dramatic victory.“We’re confident with her being the mismatch and her having the ability to take the shot,” Stone said. “It has nothing to do with her age.”Although the jumper against CSU may have been the biggest shot of her very young career, Wurtz is no stranger to bright lights, big numbers and clutch performances.In her career at Ripon High School, Wurtz was a four-time Eastern Valley Conference Player of the Year, an Associated Press All-State First-Team honoree as both a junior and senior, and a second-team selection as a sophomore.She left Ripon — which she led to three consecutive conference titles — as the all-time leader in points, assists, steals and 3-pointers.According to Stone, though, the Badgers’ coaching staff had their eyes on Wurtz, the player ranked No. 85 in the 2009 class by ESPN HoopGurlz, before she even stepped on the court in a high school game — back when she was a “small, little thing.”“I’ve watched Taylor since she was in junior high,” Stone said. “We recruited her throughout high school and had her on our radar list for a long, long time.”Thankfully for Stone, Wurtz said she never seriously considered any other schools, citing a desire to be close to family.Moreover, Wurtz shared the court with current Badgers Lin Zastrow, a junior forward from Jefferson, Wis., and Catie O’Leary, a fellow freshman from Janesville, during Amateur Athletic Union play.“It’s been an adjustment,” Wurtz said of acclimating to the new level. “[But] just to have some familiarity gives you some type of comfort. And from AAU, we’ve grown together, and it’s nice to be able to play at the collegiate level together.”No longer undersized by any stretch of the imagination, the 6-foot freshman already possesses a “Big Ten body,” a quality that allows Wisconsin to deploy her in positions one through four, providing the team with a helpful versatility with its lineup combinations.Despite her natural skills and superior build, Wurtz’s teammates reported her work ethic — something she has demonstrated since setting foot on campus — as the characteristic that sets her apart.“[It] says it all,” Rae Lin D’Alie, a senior guard and Wurtz’ workout partner, said. “A kid that is going to come in and work that hard, and be relentless, is going to see results.”But whether talking about her special talent or her drive, Wurtz said all of her basketball-related life starts with her dad, Lud Wurtz.“My dad is everything to me for basketball,” the younger Wurtz said. “He’s traveled with me all over the country, and he knows the game really well. So, after every game, he’ll sit down with me — he’ll critique me.”In a good indication of how far Taylor’s game has come, she said he no longer challenges her in one-on-one — an avoidance which she said “he blames on a bad hip.”While Wurtz may no longer be able to get the satisfaction of besting her old man, she said he has helped her become the player she is today — one with a bright future at Wisconsin, and hopefully, beyond.“I absolutely love the game, and I think God has given me a lot,” she said. “I want to play basketball as long as I can, so I just (want to) keep developing my skills so I can possibly play overseas or in the WNBA.”Such aspirations are not all that far-fetched considering the time Wurtz is already willing to put in.“She might be the one that most depicts being a gym rat of anyone I’ve coached,” Stone said. “She really is here all the time. I’ve never seen anybody like it. She watches a lot of film, she grasps the concepts, and she really wants to be able to make an impact.”Ever the nit-picker, Wurtz said of her game, “Something I would like to improve is defense off the ball, and rebounding and boxing out.”In the meantime, Wurtz will continue to fill a valuable sixth-man role on this year’s team and inspire her teammates with her determination.“Her intensity, her passion, it’s just — it’s contagious,” D’Alie said. “Just the passion she has, has brought some of my passion back. … I know when she’s out there that no matter what happens, she’s going to go 110 percent. That’s all you can ask as a teammate.”last_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods fuming after bogey-bogey finish

first_img“I had a couple opportunities there. I missed a couple. But overall I kept leaving myself above the hole. And unlike yesterday, when I missed it I missed the correct spots below the hole, today I never had that many looks from below the hole. And the one I did have, I made at 11.”While his round did not go according to plan, Woods remains in the hunt at the halfway stage of the U.S. Open — a tournament he has won three times but not since 2008.”Right now I’m still in the ball game,” the 43-year-old Woods said. “There’s so many guys with a chance to win. We’ve got a long way to go, and, you know, we’ll see how it shapes up for tomorrow.”The golf course can be a little bit faster, a little bit more springy than it was today, and scores will continue to back up a little bit.” Tiger Woods was infuriated by his finish in the second round of the U.S. Open, the former world No. 1 venting his frustration after closing the day with back-to-back bogeys.Woods carded a one-over 72 to move to even par at Pebble Beach, where the 15-time major champion was seven strokes off the pace. The 2019 Masters champion made just one birdie throughout another tough day, which was made worse by consecutive bogeys at the eighth and ninth holes.Asked if he was steaming after dropping back-to-back holes on Friday, Woods told reporters: “Yeah, I am. Not a very good finish.”Tiger Woods made his first bogey in 30 holes.He is even today and -1 overall. pic.twitter.com/tnf2sXTO20— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 14, 2019Woods added: “I’m a little hot right now. I just signed my card about a minute ago. So need a little time to cool down a little bit.”[The greens were a] little bit quicker. Still a little slow and bumpy. It’s so important to be below the hole, because above the holes, they’re a little tough to make.last_img read more

Post your FREE ad for your garage sale this weekend…

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain selling and hunting! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 379 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Paula · 376 weeks ago PAUL & MARIE HORSCH ESTATE SALE Household Furnishings Thursday May 30th & Friday May 31st from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday June 1st 7:00 a.m. – ??? 1001 E. 9th St. – Wellington, KS ALL ITEMS MUST GO – NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! Report Reply 0 replies · active 376 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Lori · 376 weeks ago Relay for Life Yard & Bake Sale, 715 East Harvey Wellington. Clothes and Misc. items, and lots of yummy cakes and cookies. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. June 1st, 8am-???. Hope you can make it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 376 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tisha Clausen · 374 weeks ago Sale this Saturday ALOT of boys clothes 3-12 month clothes and 2T – 4T clothes as well. Also and entertainment center, book shelf, and more!! Come by 213 South H. Hours 8am – 1pm Report Reply 0 replies · active 374 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

College football 2020: Preseason top 25 rankings, bowl projections, All-Americans and more

first_imgThe 2020 college football season remains to be determined because of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Sporting News, like most fans, is hoping for the best. We’re rolling out our preseason content in the hopes that we’ll have football in the fall — even if the games don’t start on time.This is the seventh year of the College Football Playoff era. Alabama and Clemson each have claimed two national championships in that stretch, and Ohio State and LSU have one apiece. Is there a school out there that can join that exclusive fraternity in 2020? This year’s semifinals are Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl Game and Sugar Bowl. The College Football Playoff championship game is scheduled for July 11 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.MORE: Preseason top 25 for 2020SN will have preseason top 25 rankings, bowl projections, Heisman contenders, preseason All-Americans and more to get you ready, we hope, for the upcoming season.COVID-19 and college footballThe impact of COVID-19 on college football remains the leading conversation about college football. The ongoing pandemic has left several questions about whether a season is possible and what alternatives might exist if football can be played in the fall. The Big Ten was the first conference to move to a conference-only schedule. Sporting News also is keeping track of the conferences that will not play football in the fall, and we are tracking where each Power 5 conference stands.What about the schedule?The college football schedule remains up in the air. The Big Ten and SEC lost several nonconference games, and the ACC has announced a conference schedule that includes Notre Dame. The Pac-12 is the only Power 5 conference with dates on the games at this moment, and the Big 12 is still making a decision. We will update those schedules as each Power 5 conference makes those big decisions in August.College football rankings: SN’s preseason top 25Sporting News released its preseason top 25 after spring football was canceled, and there are familiar names at the top of the list. Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama hold the top three spots. Georgia — which is looking for its first national championship since 1980 — is at No. 4. Defending national champion LSU is No. 5. SN also looked across other publications to form a composite top 25.1. Clemson2. Ohio State3. Alabama4. Georgia5. LSU6. Oregon7. Oklahoma8. Notre Dame9. Florida10. Penn State11. Auburn12. Texas13. Michigan14. Wisconsin15. Minnesota16. Texas A&M17. Oklahoma State18. North Carolina19. Utah20. Cincinnati21. Arizona State22. Louisville23. Kentucky24. USC25. Boise StateRanking top quarterbacks for 2020Who are the best quarterbacks in college football? The top of the list is easy: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence — who has played in the last two CFP championship games — and Ohio State’s Justin Fields — who was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2019 — take up the top two spots, respectively. But there are surprises among our top 25 quarterbacks. Moreover, SN also looked at the top transfer quarterbacks for 2020, which includes Georgia’s Jamie Newman and Miami’s D’Eriq King.MORE: Heisman Trophy odds for 2020Bowl projectionsSporting News released its bowl projections for all 43 bowl games, including College Football Playoff and New Year’s Day 6 picks. We also looked back at previous bowl projections to see how good (or bad) they were. Coach rankings, 1-130One of SN’s favorite pieces of the season is ranking the FBS coaches from 1-130. It’s a list that starts with Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney, but where do the other active coaches with national championships — Ed Orgeron, Jimbo Fisher, Mack Brown and Les Miles — fit in? We have Power 5 rankings for the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC.Preseason All-AmericansSporting News is one of five outlets used to determine consensus All-Americans at the end of the college football season. We have released its annual Preseason All-American team, though Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley, a second-team selection, has decided to opt out of the season.Sporting News top 40 playersWho is the best player in college football? Which conference has the most players in that top 40? Sporting News answered those questions when it released its Top 40 Players for the 2020 season. That list starts with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and is filled with several Alabama stars. Find out who else made the list.last_img read more