Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian radio journalist at his home near Hebron

first_img Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Related documents Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian radio journalist at his home near Hebron – In arabicPDF – 143.7 KB IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian radio journalist at his home near Hebron RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Israel News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Read in arabic / بالعربيةReporters Without Borders calls on the Israeli authorities to release Palestinian radio journalist Sharif Al-Rajoub and to explain the reasons for his arbitrary arrest by Israeli soldiers at his home in Doura, a town near the West Bank city of Hebron, on 3 June.“If the Israeli authorities say nothing or prove unable to provide valid grounds for Rajoub’s arrest, we will have to regard it as yet another deplorable attempt to gag the Palestinian media”, Reporters Without Borders said.The Israeli soldiers searched Rajoub’s home before taking him to a military detention centre. The fact that he works for Sawt Al-Aqsa, a radio station affiliated to Hamas, may explain the raid. As there is no indication that the authorities intend to charge him, the grounds for his arrest may be alleged threat to Israel’s security.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of all Palestinian journalists held in Israeli prisons and detention centres, in many cases without any charges being brought against them.The most recent previous case was that of Bahaa Khairi Attalah Moussa, the head of Al-Asir, a satellite TV station for Palestinian prisons, who was arrested on 17 May near Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank. last_img read more

Heerenveen rejects bid for Ejuke

first_imgRelatedPosts Ejuke reveals failed Liverpool trial Ejuke: No regrets over Heerenveen move Heerenveen have rejected a bid from a Chinese club for Chidera Ejuke.The Nigerian winger had an excellent campaign for Heerenveen, scoring 10 goals and adding six assists in 29 games. The 22-year-old’s form has attracted interest from abroad, and Voetbal International is reporting that an unnamed Chinese club have had a €7 million bid rejected for the forward.Heerenveen reportedly want double that amount for Ejuke, who has a contract until 2023.Tags: Chidera EjukeHeerenveenVoetbal Internationallast_img read more

Ex-49ers safety Eric Reid interviews with the Bengals — it does not go well

first_imgDuring his meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, former 49ers safety Eric Reid was confronted by a familiar and inevitable question.According to Pro Football Talk, Bengals team owner Mike Brown grilled Reid “almost exclusively” about his kneel-down protests during the 2016 season and asked Reid for assurances that he would not participate in the protests should he join the Bengals. Furthermore, Brown told Reid he intends to see that none of his players protest during the anthem in …last_img read more

Zimbabwe’s first Comrades win

first_img25 May 2009Zimbabwe’s Stephen Muzhingi derailed Leonid Shvetsov’s attempt at a third Comrades Marathon win in succession on Sunday, while the Nurgalieva twins continued their domination of the women’s race as Olesya succeeded her sister Elena as champion.Muzhingi’s victory was the first ever for a Zimbabwean in the Comrades, but it shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise. After all, Zimbabweans have won the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in four of the past five years.In addition, Muzhingi finished third on the Comrades “up” run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in 2008, seventh the year before that, and also finished fourth in this year’s Two Oceans Marathon, which he used as preparation for the Comrades.Different challengersHowever, one had to keep in mind that the “up” and “down” (Pietermarizburg to Durban) runs have proved to be two different animals, with only very special athletes able to dominate in both directions.One of those, clearly, after record-setting victories in both directions, was Russia’s Leonid Shvetsov. He set the “down” run record in 2007 with a spectacular time of five hours, 20 minutes and 49 seconds. In 2008, he took victory in the “up” run to Pietermaritzburg in five hours, 24 minutes and 48 seconds.Shvetsov looked superb in his victory in 2008, but the Comrades can be a cruel race and no one can be sure of smooth run – world-class athletes like the Russian doctor included.CrampsSunday’s race proved far tougher for him than it had been the previous year, and with nine kilometres to go he had to let Muzhingi go when cramps struck. The Zimbabwean raced comfortably clear and went on to a superb victory at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban.For Shvetsov, the last 10 kilometres felt as if they would never end. After struggling through to the finish, almost 10 minutes behind Muzhingi, he said they were the hardest 10 kilometres of his life.Reflecting on his effort, he said he had disregarded his own advice and paid for it: instead of running his own race, he had panicked when Zimbabwe’s Collen Makaza led by 10 minutes at the halfway mark. Shvetsov explained that he had pushed too hard to narrow the gap and paid the price.In recent years, South African men have shown themselves to be better runners on the “down” run, and they proved it again by filling out the rest of the top 10 places.First South AfricanCharles Tjiane, despite struggling towards the end, finished third, a minute and 11 seconds behind Shvetsov. He was followed across the line by 2003 champion Fusi Nhlapo, with Lucas Nonyana rounding out the top five.The rest of the top 10 consisted of Mncedisi Mkhize, Bongmusa Mthembu, Peter Molapo, Bethuel Netshifhefhe, and Harmans Mokgadi.The Comrades King, Bruce Fordyce, completed the race for the 27th time, while four-time champion Alan Robb racked up his 36th consecutive finish.Dave Rogers, however, failed in his attempt to complete it for a record 44th time. Nonetheless, he still holds the record of 43 finishes. Rogers, who is 66 years of age, has promised he will continue to run the Comrades.Women’s raceThe battle for the women’s title was, almost predictably, between the Nurgalieva twins, Elena and Olesya. Elena had previously won the Comrades in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008. Olesya had won in 2007 and finished second in 2003, 2005, and 2008.Tatyana Zhirkova, the champion in 2005 in the third-fastest time in the history of the race, presented a potential threat to the twins, but she came up just short of her fellow countrywomen.The Nurgalievas had shown good form in the lead-up to the race, winning the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town after crossing the finishing line together, although the organisers later gave the victory to Elena.Olesya ran her personal best in the standard marathon in Frankfurt in late 2008, clocking a world-class time of two hours, 27 minutes and 37 seconds, which demonstrated that besides endurance she has speed, and she proved it on Sunday.SpeedAfter running together most of the way with her sister Elena, Olesya pulled clear near the finish when the twins learnt that Zhirkova was not far behind. Afterwards, Elena admitted that she could not match the speed of her sister.Olesya took victory in six hours, 12 minutes and 12 seconds. A minute and two seconds later, Elena cross the line.The fast-finishing Zhirkova was third in a shade over six-and-a-quarter hours. She was more than 15 minutes head of fourth-placed Marina Myshlyanova, who gave Russia a 1-2-3-4 finish.Fifth place went to Farwa Mentoor, who had been the top South African finisher for six years in succession before Riana van Niekerk had ended that run in 2008. Another South African, Lesley Train, finished in sixth.Marina Bychkova of Russia ended in seventh place, and three South Africans then completed the top 10: Lindsay van Aswegen, Belinda Waghorn and Kashmira Parbhoo.Equal prize money is awarded to men and women in the Comrades Marathon. The winners picked up cheques of R220 000 each, while the second place finishers received R110 000, and the third-placed athletes R82 500.2010The organisers have already designated next year’s Comrades Marathon a “down” run once again. It will be the 85th edition of the race, and they’re expecting a big turnout to coincide with South Africa’s hosting of the Fifa 2010 World Cup.With a field of 20 000 entries expected – which would make it the second largest in the history of the race, trailing only the 23 961 of 2000 – a bigger finishing area would be needed than Alexander Park in Pietermaritzburg. That’s why Sahara Stadium Kingsmead will be used again.TOP FINISHERSMEN Stephen Muzhingi (Zim) 05:23:27 Leonid Shvetsov (Rus) 05:33:10 Charles Tjiane (RSA) 05:34:21 Fusi Nhlapo (RSA) 05:36:17 Lucas Nonyana (RSA) 05:39:29 Mncedisi Mkhize (RSA) 05:41:14 Bongmusa Mthembu (RSA) 05:41:52 Peter Molapo (RSA) 05:42:25 Bethuel Netshifhefhe (RSA) 05:43:35 Harmans Mokgadi (RSA) 05:44:49 WOMEN Olesya Nurgalieva (Rus) 06:12:12 Elena Nurgalieva (Rus) 06:13:14 Tatyana Zhirkova (Rus) 06:15:03 Marina Myshlyanova (Rus) 06:30:42 Farwa Mentoor (RSA) 06:45:33 Lesley Train (RSA) 07:01:07 Marina Bychkova (Rus) 07:03:24 Lindsay van Aswegen (RSA) 07:08:55 Belinda Waghorn (RSA) 07:09:36 Kashmira Parbhoo (RSA) 07:16:13 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Austria mum on reported SMB-Kia trade

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa World Series patches in place, Dodgers prepare for Astros Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Prospective number one pick Christian Standhardinger did not attend the combine due to his commitments with his ABL team Hong Kong.The Fil-German big man, though, posted on his Twitter account that he will be in attendance for the PBA Draft. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion San Miguel coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria kept his lips sealed on the reported trade involving his team and Kia.Sources told INQUIRER.net on Sunday that the Picanto have traded the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 PBA Draft to the Beermen in exchange for JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, Keith Agovida, a future first rounder, and cash considerations.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: Kia trades top pick to San MiguelA revised version of the deal also surfaced with the Beermen sending Ronald Tubid, Yancy de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, McCarthy, a future pick, and cash considerations to the Picanto for the top selection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe trade has reportedly been submitted but the Office of the Commissioner has yet to give its approval.Austria carefully watched PBA aspirants during the Draft Combine despite San Miguel not owning any pick in this year’s draft. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

Video: Georgia State’s Ron Hunter Broke His Cast Celebrating His Son’s 3-Pointer vs. Baylor

first_imgRon Hunter does interview after NCAA Tournament game.Ron Hunter’s celebratory fall out of his chair proved to be a somewhat costly one – it was clearly worth it, though. On Thursday, the Georgia State coach dropped to the floor after his son, R.J. Hunter, hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament’s Second Round. Ron Hunter, who was sitting on a rolling chair because he tore his Achilles celebrating his team’s NCAA Tournament berth, cracked his cast as he fell to the ground. A doctor is on his way to Jacksonville to re-cast the foot. Ron Hunter told CBS Sports’ Jamie Erdahl about the situation Friday morning. What would you do for an NCAA Tournament victory?Georgia State is set to face Baylor on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on TNT.last_img read more

The SEC Is Reportedly Lifting Its Ban On Satellite Camps Too

first_imgSEC logoCould the SEC be added to its 14-team total?Update No. 2: SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has released a statement on the matter. Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on satellite camps. pic.twitter.com/25DEq2mGdh— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Update No. 1 : The ACC often votes in line with the SEC, and it is also following suit in lifting its own satellite camp ban, according to ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. Decision today means the ACC has changed its league rule to match the NCAA rule: Satellite camps are now allowed. Go forth and camp …— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) April 28, 2016Earlier: The conference in most opposition to satellite camps has been the SEC, with much of these camps being held in their territory. With the NCAA reversing its stance on the camps, announcing today that the ban has been lifted, the SEC is now changing its mind on them, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.  Confirmed that, without a national ban, the SEC’s ban on satellite camps will be lifted on May 29.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 28, 2016Hugh Freeze isn’t going to be happy. The Ole Miss coach doesn’t like them because they take him away from his family in the offseason.  Hugh Freeze responds to Jim Harbaugh’s comments on refusing to “work harder” and not being a “kindred spirit” pic.twitter.com/zgmuxCdWLu— Andrew Doughty (@Adoughty88) April 13, 2016Will we get to see an SEC team hold a satellite camp in Columbus or Ann Arbor? That’d be fun.last_img read more

ATB Financial promotes chief customer officer Curtis Stange to new CEO

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta’s crown-owned bank, ATB Financial, has chosen its chief customer officer Curtis Stange as its new president and CEO.Stange will replace current president and CEO Dave Mowat, who is set to retire from the Edmonton-based financial institution at the end of June.He was selected after a North American search following Mowat’s retirement announcement in January.Stange is currently ATB’s chief customer officer, heading up all the bank’s customer-facing services, but also has more than 30 years of experience in banking.The Alberta government has formally approved Stange’s appointment.ATB has more than 5,000 employees and 750,000 customers across Alberta.last_img read more

Torstar sees Q2 profit as tax credit reduces expenses counters drop in

first_imgTORONTO – Torstar Corp. had a $4.8-million profit attributable to shareholders and improved adjusted earnings in the second quarter, partly because of cost reductions and partly due to a provincial tax credit that offset labour costs.In the comparable period last year, Torstar posted a loss of just under $7 million.Net income in the three months ended June 30 was equal to six cents per share, which compared with a loss of nine cents per share in last year’s second quarter.Adjusted earnings from continuing operations equalled 16 cents per share, compared with a loss of three cents per share a year ago.The year-over-year improvements were due primarily to lower operating costs.Salaries and benefits were down $20.9 million from a year ago, mostly because of the digital tax credit. Excluding the credit, salaries and benefits would be down $5.1 million.Revenue was down 11.5 per cent to $143.2 million in the second quarter from $161.7 million a year earlier.Year-over-year comparisons are complicated by a number of acquisitions and divestitures, including a publication exchange between Torstar and Postmedia Network Canada Corp.Their deal is being investigated by the federal Competition Bureau. The companies say they complied with the law and they’re co-operating with the competition watchdog.Like most traditional newspapers, magazines and broadcast media, Torstar has been undergoing a years-long decline in advertising revenue due to competition from digital media and changing consumer habits.“While we are in the early days of a comprehensive multi-phased transformation plan, signs of progress are clear.” John Boynton, Torstar’s president and CEO, told analysts in a conference call.He said Torstar is pleased with the stability of its subscriber revenue, which he described as a “large and more resilient part of our business.”Boynton said its data about consumers and advertisers is key.“Already we’re using some of the data to help us make decisions and start to figure out how to serve customers better. And the same with the client side,” Boynton said.Torstar is also going to make more use of subscriptions for its digital media, in order to provide more relevant advertising to consumers in a more efficient way.___Torstar holds an investment in The Canadian Press as part of a joint agreement with a subsidiary of the Globe and Mail and the parent company of Montreal’s La Presse.Companies in this story: (TSX:TS.B, TSX:PNC.B)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said net income per share was for six months instead of three months.last_img read more

Dawson Creek hires new CFO

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek says it has hired a new Chief Financial Officer.The City’s Chief Administrative Officer Duncan Redfearn said in a release that Ms. Flavia Rossi Donovan will be stepping into the position effective July 16th. Donovan will be relocating to the City of Dawson Creek from Mackenzie, where she is currently serving as the District’s CFO.Redfearn said that Donovan brings a wealth of international experience including working for The Coca-Cola Company & Group in Greece and India, Ernst & Young LLP in Brazil and volunteering at the United Nations – Migration Agency in Switzerland. “I think Flavia will be an excellent addition to our team”, says Chief Administrative Officer Duncan Redfearn, “we are very fortunate to have found someone with such a unique background in Corporate and Government operations.”“My family and I are very excited to be moving to Dawson Creek,” said Donovan in a statement. “The community has so much to offer and I am really looking forward to working with the staff and Council at the City of Dawson Creek.”last_img read more