The journalist Ibrahim Baadani held for several hours and badly beaten

first_img Help by sharing this information News RSF_en May 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The journalist Ibrahim Baadani held for several hours and badly beatencenter_img The journalist Ibrahim Baadani was held for several hours and badly beaten over his coverage of events in the southern region of Ibb. His camera was also seized. Organisation last_img

BYU’s Brady Christensen; Utah’s Devin Lloyd, Named As Sporting News All-Americans

first_img Brad James Tags: BYU Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, BYU junior tackle Brady Christensen was named to another All-American team as The Sporting News made him a second-team All-American.The 6-6 300-pound Bountiful High School product has now been named to seven All-American teams this season.He is the first BYU football standout to be named to numerous All-American teams since former Cougars tight end Dennis Pitta in 2009.Joining Christensen on this team was Utah junior linebacker Devin Lloyd, who was also named to the second team.This commemorates the seventh consecutive season a Ute was named as a Sporting News All-American.Lloyd posted 48 tackles in 2020, including a team-high 10 tackles for a loss and two sacks.Lloyd, who is also a finalist for the Butkus Award (annually awarded to the top linebackers in high school, college and pro football), ranks eighth in the FBS and fifth in the Pac-12 in tackles per game (6.6). December 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU’s Brady Christensen; Utah’s Devin Lloyd, Named As Sporting News All-Americanslast_img read more

All 5 Living Ex-Presidents Are Coming Together For A Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

first_imgAccording to the ACE index, September of this year was the most active month for Atlantic hurricanes on record, with Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria and Category 4 Hurricane Jose falling during the month—Hurricane Harvey was not included in the statistic, as it began at the very tail-end of August. Many communities are still recovering from these devastating storms and will be for the coming months and years as they return to their homes and begin to rebuild. Though the destruction has been tragic, it has also served as a way for people across the country to come together to support those affected by the tragedy. In keeping with this theme of standing together in the face of catastrophe, yesterday, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation announced that all five living former U.S. presidents will appear at a hurricane relief concert on October 21st at the Reed Arena at Texas A&M University.Bruce Springsteen Releases New Live ’78 Album To Benefit Hurricane Relief EffortsFormer presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter have all signed on to participate in the benefit concert dubbed Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal. Eschewing notions of conventional bipartisanship, the five ex-presidents, alternatingly representing the Democratic and Republican parties, came together following the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, with the ex-POTUSes releasing a video in early September calling on Americans to help out. Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal is the next step in this collaboration of former leaders of the US, though the benefit will expand its efforts to also support those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.The Main Squeeze Release Live Album To Benefit Salvation Army Hurricane Relief FundIn addition to appearances by Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, H.W. Bush, and Carter, the benefit concert will also feature musicians (primarily those of the country genre) like ALABAMA, the Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Moore, Yolanda Adams, Cassadee Pope, and Stephanie Quayle, with country star Lee Greenwood emceeing the event. All of the money raised by ticket sales will be donated to storm victims through a number of charities, including Houston Harvey Relief Fund, Rebuild Texas Fund, the Florida Disaster Fund, Juntos y Unidos Por Puerto Rico, and The Fund for the Virgin Islands.Watch Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, And Lupe Fiasco Team Up At Robert Glasper’s Hurricane BenefitAs former President George H.W. Bush said in a statement, “The 43rd President and I, and our distinguished colleagues in this ‘One America Appeal,’ are very grateful to these wonderful performers—some of them old friends, some of them new—for giving their time and talent to help the urgent cause of hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. It’s important that those affected by these devastating storms know that, even if the path to recovery feels like a road that goes on forever, we’re with them for the long haul.”[H/T CNN]last_img read more

Laying Building Blocks for Life in South Africa

first_imgLast week I was happily surprised to receive a friend request on Facebook from Jonathan, an ex-student of a pre-vocational class I taught in 2001. My best teaching experience happened with his class where I was in charge of 25+ students who had failed the mainstream education system after six years of formal schooling.Learning to read and write is the most powerful skill a child acquires during his first few years of school and I was shocked to discover that more than half of those students were unable to write their own name at the age of 11.Our world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24.Yet, today, education remains inaccessible for millions of children around the world. More than 72 million children of primary education age do not have access to basic education, vital to their intellectual and social development.Dell believes that access to education and technology is not a luxury, but a human right and we work hand-in-hand with non-profit organisations around the world to ensure that quality education reaches all. How does it work?At the heart of our Legacy of Good plan is a commitment to community service, where employees who volunteer become part of the greater plan for change. There are plenty of exciting initiatives that are improving children’s quality of life and their access to community resources in remote villages and rural populations around the world. Our programs would not be complete without adventure!Last year, Dell Ireland partnered with Mellon Educate, an Irish-based African development charity to create an effective, nurturing environment for local children to continue their education in Masiphumelele, a township outside of Cape Town with about 40,000 people.  Due to extremely poor classroom conditions, Ukhanyo Primary School positioned far from the developed tourism hotspots of South Africa, was selected for support.Each volunteer had to raise €4,500 to cover building materials, flights and accommodation; however Dell helped reach that goal by matching donations volunteers and other employees made.The classrooms, consisting mainly of portacabins, were unsafe for the children to learn in. With classes of close to 50 children and just 40 staff members in total, there were many challenges at Ukhanyo Primary School that needed to be addressed for the increasing number of children enrolling in the school.With the help of 260 volunteers, Tammy Nicholas, Chris Willoughby, Dara OCoisdealbha and Emma Lonergan from Dell Financial Services put their hands to good work and changed the lives of 1,700 young boys and girls. They had been able to address some of these issues at the school through the construction of 11 permanent classrooms, 10 hygienic toilets, a kitchen and 2 playgrounds.Wanting to do something constructive with his holidays, Chris Willoughby got involved in this project, dedicating his time bringing global issues into his worldview.“It’s hard work – getting up before 6 am each day for a full day of work on a building site,” he said. “As a volunteer you can find yourself doing all sorts of work, from wheeling concrete for foundations, laying blocks, plastering, tiling roofs and floors to  plumbing sinks and toilets and building toilet cubicles.”So why build a school?“As Nelson Mandela said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world’,” he shared.Emma Lonergan has now visited South Africa three times and is hitting the road again with Tammy Nicholas.“Mellon Educate not only supports the building blitz, but also a 2 year teacher mentoring and training program in each renovated school, focusing on literacy and numeracy,” she said. “A previously renovated school in the area has already won an award for substantial improvement in mathematics.We get updates on the schools from the charity, and it’s encouraging to see dramatic results.”The culture will be different on their next trip. They are expected to work hard and be present physically and mentally for all activities. They will get hot, dirty and bug-bitten along the way, but their contribution will transform the community and they will return home with another life-changing experience.last_img read more

Tips for ‘Cyber Monday’ Shoppers

first_imgBatesville, In. — Many people elect to not get up early and battle Black Friday crowds, many of those people participate in Cyber Monday. Experts caution consumers to protect personal information when making online purchases.Security consultant Cliff Custer has the following guidelines for safe Cyber Monday shopping:Never use public or free Wi-Fi access to make purchasesConsider using only one credit card or account for online purchases and check bank statements oftenUse trusted retailers and websites with HTTPS protocolIf you use a smart phone tablet order through the vendor app- not their websiteDevelop unique passwords for each siteAvoid using debit cardsAvoid clicking links in emailsFor more information look online here.last_img read more

November games can determine success

first_imgAs the cliché goes, “The games you remember are played in November.” And if you’ve followed USC football — or college football in general — even peripherally for the last decade or so, you’ve heard the stat: Pete Carroll’s USC Trojans were 29-1 in the month of November throughout his illustrious tenure.It actually is quite impressive. Consider the fact that Ohio State lost four November games in the nine years that Carroll was at USC (2001-2009). Texas lost five games, Oklahoma six. Even Boise State, with all of that program’s success, still lost three November games, and they played in a lesser conference.The record that USC put up is impressive enough in and of itself, but it is more impressive still for what it represents. Those USC teams, as talented and dominant as many of them were, actually got better as the season entered crunch time. When you’re in the running for a BCS Championship, as, again, many of those teams were, each game becomes progressively more magnified. A loss in Week 10 is much more crushing than a loss in Week 3, no matter the opponent. And so, without fail, those teams rose to meet each challenge on the biggest stage.Nov. 17, 2001: unranked USC knocks off No. 20 UCLA 27-0.Nov. 30, 2002: No. 6 USC dispatches No. 7 Notre Dame 44-13.Nov. 1, 2003: No. 3 USC handles No. 6 Washington State 43-16.And how about November 2006: the Trojans beat No. 21 Oregon, No. 17 Cal and No. 6 Notre Dame by a combined 59 points, including a 44-24 victory over the Irish.Since Carroll left, USC is 8-5 in November. That’s 7-5 under Lane Kiffin and 1-0 under Ed Orgeron. And that one win — last Friday up in Corvallis, Ore. — was the most Pete Carroll-like win since Uncle Pete himself ran out of town. The dancing, the chanting, the smiles and laughter. To use the word for surely the billionth time in the month-plus since former head coach Lane Kiffin was fired: just plain fun.Based on this year’s calendar, close to 40 percent of the season will be played in November (or if you’re buying into the so-called “eight game schedule” post-Lane Kiffin, nearly two-thirds). And look at what those games are.Last Friday’s win (on Nov. 1, mind you) over the Beavers exorcized a lot of demons — not necessarily for this Trojan team, but for the program as a whole. Road trips to bottom feeders Cal (this weekend) and Colorado (Nov. 23) are forgettable. But sandwiching those two: UCLA, a game that needs no further explanation, and Stanford.If Oregon State exorcized demons for the program, a win over Stanford would do so for this 2013 team specifically. And the 2012 team, and 2011, and 2010 and 2009. That’s how long the Cardinal has had the Trojans’ number. In fact, Pete Carroll’s only November loss as USC head coach came against Stanford in 2009: the infamous “What’s your deal?” game when No. 25 Stanford smacked No. 9 USC all around the Coliseum.The matchups against the Cardinal and the Bruins were, even at the start of the year, the two most important on the schedule. The fact that they take place at the end of the season — in November — only magnifies that.There’s no national championship to play for this year. There’s no Pac-12 Championship or Rose Bowl on the horizon either, not without a whole lot of help and a whole lot of luck to go with it. But this is still November. That used to mean something special around here. And that alone is purpose enough.The games you remember are played in November. “Any Given Saturday” runs on Thursdays, ironically. To explain to Nick how this makes no sense, or comment on this column, email him at [email protected] or visit Nick on Twitter @NickMBurtonlast_img read more

Modric facing prison after perjury charge

first_imgLuka Modrić Real Madrid star Modric faces prison over perjury charge in Zdravko Mamic trial Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 03:05 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Luka Modric Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid Croatia Primera División World Cup After giving evidence in the tax fraud trial of 2017, the Croatia international midfielder stands accused of providing a “false testimony” Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been charged with perjury relating to the tax fraud trial of former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic in Croatia.Modric is alleged to have given a “false testimony” in June 2017 when authorities were investigating his 2008 transfer from Dinamo to Tottenham.Mamic and three others are accused of corruption, having allegedly taken a cut from player sales, ultimately costing Dinamo and the state. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp A crucial part of Modric’s situation relates to when he signed an annex to his Dinamo contract, which detailed the terms of the deal and a 50-50 split of any transfer fee he would later generate.According to prosecutors, Modric revealed to authorities in 2015 that the annex had been signed after his move to Tottenham.But Modric, who could face up to five years in prison if found guilty, then changed his testimony, claiming it had been signed in 2004, with prosecutors alleging this was done to favour Mamic.The attorney’s office insist Modric was warned by the judge in June “that he was obliged to tell the truth and that giving false testimony is a criminal offence” upon bringing the charge against him on Friday.However, the Croatian Football Association (HNS) is “deeply convinced” of Modric’s innocence and “stands firmly” with the captain of the senior national team.Their statement read: “The Croatian Football Association always and consistently supports the principle of presumption of innocence and considers every person innocent until proven otherwise.”In a specific procedure, HNS is deeply convinced of the correctness of Luka Modric’s testimony before the court in Osijek, and especially because of Modric’s behaviour since his first appearance for the Croatian U-15 team in March 2001 to date.”In almost 20 years, Modric has shown himself as a character… who is extremely responsible in his relationship with team-mates, obligations to the national team and the Croatian state, whose play in the national team and clubs has played a significant role in the sporting world.”Thanks to his immaculate sports career and behaviour in the team, in 2016 he became the captain… and in international clubs he was confirmed as the most successful Croatian football player in history.”Because of all this, the Croatian Football Association stands firmly with its captain of the team and believes that this process will confirm his innocence, as well as the unfoundedness of this indictment.”We are also convinced that, thanks to Modric’s unbeatable character, this process will not have a negative impact on the performance of the national team… at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.”last_img read more

Osorio pushed Pachuca to let Lozano move to PSV

first_imgMexico Osorio: I ‘almost begged’ Pachuca to let Lozano move to PSV Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 09:43 7/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Hirving Lozano PSV Getty Mexico PSV The El Tri manager says he was delighted to see the winger move to Europe, though his stay could be short lived amid Premier League links Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio was delighted to see Hirving Lozano move to Europe from Liga MX, saying he and others in the Mexican national setup helped the 22-year-old go from Pachuca to PSV in the summer.Lozano helped Tuzos to the CONCACAF Champions League crown before joining PSV this summer. He’s since enjoyed a breakout year in the Netherlands, where his 13 goals lead the Eredivisie. The fantastic season has increased speculation that he’ll move on from Eindhoven after the season, like Osorio’s former Atletico Nacional player Davinson Sanchez did after a year with Ajax.”It was a great move for Lozano to join PSV. I almost begged the (Pachuca) sporting director to allow him to move, and Andres (Guardado) also played a role in the transfer,” Osorio told  Eindhovens Dagblad .  “He has started scoring more and experienced a different sort of pressure. But don’t underestimate the Mexican league. A lot of foreign players struggle. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “There are bound to be clubs that will make approaches for Lozano. It’s up to him to decide (whether he should stay another year). Davinson Sanchez left the Eredivisie after one year and that could be an option. He is developing well in the Eredivisie, though.”There already has been speculation about who the next Liga MX player to make the jump across the Atlantic will be, with some fixating on Lozano’s former Pachuca teammate Erick Gutierrez. With Osorio in Eindhoven to check in on Lozano as his travels to see his players based in Europe continue, he was asked if PSV could be a good destination for “El Guti.” “Would PSV be a good club for Erick Gutierrez? He should go to a club that suits his style of play as a midfielder,” he said. “He will learn new things abroad and pop up in front of goal even more often.”It’s clear, though, that Osorio would like to see players continue to make moves abroad and test themselves in Europe. He highlighted having players in form in the top leagues as a bellwether of El Tir’s success in Russia this summer.”It’s clear that we are in a tough group at the World Cup. South Korea are quite possibly the strongest Asian team, Sweden beat Italy and Netherlands, while Germany are the favorites to win it,” he said. “We have 13 players who play in Europe, we have a good chance of reaching a high level if seven or eight of them are in good form come May.”Lozano is set to return from suspension on March 17 against VV Venlo before reuniting with Osorio in the United States for Mexico’s friendly games against Iceland and Croatia.last_img read more

Mbappe backs under-fire Emery

first_imgPSG When fans whistle Emery, they whistle PSG – Mbappe backs embattled coach Guy Atkinson 06:18 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Kylian Mbappe AFP PSG Ligue 1 Kylian Mbappé PSG v Metz Metz The coach was given a rough ride by the Parc des Princes faithful on Saturday, but he has the support of the PSG dressing room Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has warned supporters that whistling Unai Emery is the same as whistling the whole team.The PSG boss has come under fire after the French giants’ limp Champions League surrender to Real Madrid in midweek.He oversaw a resounding 5-0 win over Metz on Saturday to restore their lead at the Ligue 1 summit to 14 points, but the result has done little to dampen unrest amongst the club’s supporters, who believe that the Spaniard is not the man to guide them to European success. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Mbappe, who scored in PSG’s Saturday stroll against the league’s bottom side, has come out in support of Emery and reminded fans that when they lose, the players are just as responsible as the manager.  Speaking after the game, Mbappe told L’Equipe: “They are not happy, but the coach is not the only one responsible.”If they choose to whistle the coach, they must whistle us all because we lost together.FULL TIME: PSG turn on the style in a 5-0 win over Metz! #PSGFCM #AllezParis— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) March 10, 2018″It’s not Unai Emery who lost, it’s PSG so it’s up to all of us to be whistled. We are the ones on the pitch.”When asked if he would like Emery to remain beyond the end of this season, Mbappe added: “It’s not me who decides, I’m not in charge, but it’s true that I get along very well with the coach – he’s a very good coach.”The 19-year-old admits that the days since their humbling at the hands of Madrid have been difficult, but stressed the importance of swiftly turning their attention to claiming a domestic treble.He said: “It was important to get back on track because there are still three competitions, and you have to start with three out of three before the World Cup.”It is true that afterwards has been difficult but we are professionals, we must turn the page, and immediately move on. We will give everything for the three titles that remain.”last_img read more

Atlanta tops DCU before record-breaking crowd

first_imgMLS Record-breaking crowd sees Atlanta United get back on track with win over D.C. United Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 05:16 12/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Atlanta United John David Mercer MLS Atlanta United v DC United Atlanta United DC United Josef Martinez, Miguel Almiron and Hector Villalba scored as the Five Stripes helped banish memories of last week’s loss at Houston Atlanta United bounced back from an opening-day humiliation in a big way against D.C. United on Sunday. In front of an MLS single-game record crowd of 72,035, Atlanta cruised past DCU in a 3-1 win at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s side is expected to be a MLS Cup contender in 2018, but its season started out last weekend with a humbling 4-0 loss at the Houston Dynamo.  Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But Sunday never looked like it would be a repeat of last weekend, and Josef Martinez opening the scoring 24 minutes in from a Hector Villalba assist. [email protected]! @ATLUTD strikes first and it is LOUD. That’s his 20th career MLS goal. #ATLvDC— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 11, 2018Atlanta killed off the game with a quick pair of goals in the second half. Miguel Almiron rifled a shot into the top corner in the 73rd minute, before Villalba notched a goal of his own with a looping header two minutes later. You know he wanted one of his own. Miguel Almirón makes it 2-0 for @ATLUTD! #ATLvDC— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 11, 2018Two goals in two minutes! They’re fired up in Atlanta.  #ATLvDC— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 11, 2018The visitors would get a consolation through Darren Mattocks late, but Martino’s men wouldn’t be denied a first win of 2018.last_img read more