Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out more Those scheduled to speak at tomorrow’s seminar are Shaukat Pervez of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Hazrat Khan Mohman of the Khyber Union of Journalists, Sailab Mehsud of the Tribal Union of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders representative Iqbal Khattak, former provincial minister Sirajul Haq, and a member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.The PFUJ and KUJ are today releasing a reporting containing strong evidence that the authorities, above all the military intelligence services, were involved in Khan’s death.Hayatullah Khan, the North Waziristan correspondent for two dailies, Ausaf and Nation, and a photographer for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), was kidnapped in Mir Ali on 5 December, a few days after he produced evidence refuting Pakistani army claims that the death of Hamza Rabia, a leading Arab militant in Al-Qaeda, was the result of an accidental munitions explosion. Photographs taken by Khan at the scene indicated that Rabia was killed by a US missile that was probably fired from a plane or a drone. Khan’s body was found on 16 June 2006 in North Waziristan. He was handcuffed and he had been shot several times in the head. He looked very thin, suggesting that he suffered considerable deprivations during his months in captivity. News PakistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is supporting a seminar due to take place on Tuesday 5th December at 2 p.m. at the Peshawar press club to demand the truth about the kidnapping and murder of journalist Hayatullah Khan. Tomorrow is the first anniversary of his abduction in Waziristan.Three Pakistani journalists’ organisations, the PFUJ, KUJ and TUJ, Khan’s family and Reporters Without Borders are jointly calling on the Pakistani government to publish the findings of the investigations into his death, and to punish those responsible.“The most senior Pakistani authorities, including information minister Mohammad Ali Durrani, are doing every thing possible to prevent the truth about Khan’s murder from emerging,” the press freedom organisation said. “After creating a commission of inquiry to get journalists to calm down, the government is now lying low and is trying to suppress its findings. This is not acceptable.” to go further PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News December 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Peshawar demonstrations on first anniversary of Hayatullah Khan’s abduction in protest against government’s refusal to release findings RSF_en News
PEORIA, Ill. – Led by five runners in the top 30, the Drake University men’s cross country team earned first-place honors in the Red Race of the Bradley Pink Classic Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs’ team score of 81 was the best in the deep 20-team field to help the team hold off Illinois, who finished 33 points behind Drake. Drake’s strong team race created just a 34-second gap between its first and final scorers, the second smallest margin in the field. Sophomore newcomer Adam Fogg led the team with a strong race, finishing in 24:35.3 on the 8-kilometer course to finish 10th overall. Kyle Brandt trailed him closely in 12th place with a time of 24:40.0. Maximilian Fridrich followed in 20th place while freshman Isaac Basten and senior Matt Cozine rounded out the scoring in 26th and 37th places, respectively. Making the Bulldogs’ title run even more impressive was the absence of Kevin Kelly, one of the team’s top two runners all season, who the coaching staff elected to rest this weekend.In addition to Illinois and Marquette, Drake also bested conference rivals Loyola, UNI, Illinois State, Valparaiso and Bradley in the men’s race. Drake’s women’s team finished 17th in the 23-team women’s field and four Bulldogs finished in the top 100 of the 180-runner race.Rachel Selva had the best race for the Bulldogs on the 6-kilometer course at she clocked a time of 22:11.9 to finish 39th. Millie Bretl was the next Bulldog across the line in 22:31.6. Seniors Olivia Rogers and MyKaela Cole were also in the top 100 with 65th and 78th place finishes, respectively.The Bradley Pink Classic was the Bulldogs’ final competition before the team lines up at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship Oct. 27 in Valparaiso, Ind.Men’s Team Standings1. Drake, 812. Illinois, 1143. Loyola, 1304. Marquette, 1335. South Dakota, 1846. UNI, 1857. UT Martin, 1858. Eastern Illinois, 1989. Illinois State, 26410. Bowling Green, 27211. Valparaiso, 27312. Wright State, 29113. Kansas City, 32614. UIC, 33115. DePaul, 33616. Bradley, 34817. SIU Edwardsville, 43418. Creighton, 44019. Southeast Missouri, 55120. Green Bay, 624Drake Individual Men’s Results8 kilometers – 165 runners10. Adam Fogg, 24:35.312. Kyle Brandt, 24:40.020. Maximilian Fridrich, 24:51.426. Isaac Basten, 24:56.037. Matt Cozine, 25:09.597. Andrew Berndt, 26:03.4107. Joe Romain, 26:17.3156. Jack Zettl, 28:23.8 Story Links Women’s Team Standings1. Bradley, 672. South Dakota, 1033. Illinois, 1274. Kansas City, 1575. Marquette, 1746. Illinois State, 2067. Central Michigan, 2588. Wright State, 2629. Eastern Illinois, 26310. Bowling Green, 28611. UT Martin, 30312. Southeast Missouri, 33613. Creighton, 34514. Omaha, 36715. UNI, 36816. DePaul, 37117. Drake, 37318. Northern Illinois, 39819. SIU Edwardsville, 41120. UIC, 50021. Valparaiso, 51122. Loyola, 53723. Green Bay, 710Drake Individual Women’s Results6 kilometers – 180 runners39. Rachel Selva, 22:11.960. Millie Bretl, 22:31.665. Olivia Rogers, 22:36.778. MyKaela Cole, 22:47.3149. Lindsey Rowatt, 24:02.3154. Elizabeth Aho, 24:09.7164. Alexa Andrews, 24:43.1178. Lucy Avenson, 26:47.0 Women’s Results Men’s Results Print Friendly Version
9 July 2013South African President Jacob Zuma axed three ministers on Tuesday while making seven changes in the fourth Cabinet shuffle of his first five-year term as president, which began in 2009.Addressing a press conference in Pretoria, Zuma announced that Communications Minister Dina Pule had lost her job, to be replaced by Yunus Carrim, the former deputy minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs.Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale was also fired, with new Cabinet member Connie September, an African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament, taking over the portfolio.In other changes announced by Zuma:Transport Minister Ben Martins and Energy Minister Dipuo Peters swap places, Martins taking over the energy and Peters the transport portfolios. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi vacates the Cabinet, to be replaced by Lechesa Tsenoli, the former deputy minister for rural development and land reform, whose portfolio is filled by new Cabinet member Pamela Tshwete, an ANC Member of Parliament. Another ANC MP, John Jeffery, takes over as deputy minister of justice and constitutional development from Andries Nel, who replaces Carrim as deputy minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs. ANC MP Michael Masutha fills the vacant post of deputy minister of science and technology. “Twenty years of democracy have changed the face of our country, and the last five years have pushed that change forward,” Zuma told Tuesday’s briefing, thanking the outgoing ministers for their contribution to improving the lives of all South Africans.“We wish all incoming members of the national executive all the best in their new portfolios,” Zuma said, adding that the new members would be sworn in to office on Wednesday.SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Michelin Agricultural Tires recently introduced the new Michelin VF520/85R42 CFO 177A8 CerexBibT tire. Michelin’s Very High Flexion (VF) tires include a class of agricultural tires designed to handle bigger and heavier farm equipment that has a greater ability to flex under increased loads than standard radials. Designed expressly for large combines and grain carts, the new CerexBib is one of the first true VF tires for today’s heaviest harvesting equipment.CerexBib, now available at Michelin Ag tire dealers in the Unites States and Canada, offers a more comfortable ride because it: . functions at a lower pressure, . provides improved traction in all conditions because of the larger tread footprint, . delivers excellent service life (even at low pressure) because of a casing with reinforced sidewalls and . is better for on-road travel because it enables farmers to use a narrower tire to carry the load.“This new CerexBib offers a massive load capacity, up to21,960 pounds, and has a giant footprint of approximately 486 square inches,” said James Crouch, Michelin farm segment marketing manager. “It is built with Michelin Ultraflex Technology, which enables tires to operate at up to 40% lower air pressure than standard radial tires. This results in a considerable reduction of ruts and compaction, and higher yield potential.”For more information on Michelin Ultraflex tires, visit www.MichelinAg.com or contact your local Michelin Agriculture tire dealer.
As of this morning Google Apps customers have the option of signing all outgoing email with the email authentication standard DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM). Users who enable this service will be much less likely to have their email blocked by a recipient’s spam filters. Google Apps administrators can find the new option in the “Advanced Tools” tab of the control panel.Spam filters look for signatures from DKIM and other email signing services and treat unsigned emails with more “skepticism” than emails that are signed. Consumer Gmail accounts are signed by DKIM automatically, but this feature has been missing from Google Apps until now.Adoption of email signing services could help reduce the overall level of spam, but it’s not a cure all solution. According an article on DKIM from Web Hosting News, the impact on phishing attacks from DKIM may be very quick since it will make it harder to forge emails. However, its impact on spam may take longer because there’s nothing stopping spammers from using DKIM authentication themselves. “The spammer then has to ‘get caught,’ or build a reputation as a spammer,” the article states.Wikipedia lists another disadvantage, but doesn’t provide any citation. According to the Wikipedia entry for DKIM, it’s possible for a spammer to authenticate the message and send out a single copy of the message. “The signed copy can then be forwarded to millions of recipients, e.g. through a botnet, without control.”However, the gradual adoption of DKIM and other authentication servers should help reduce the amount of spam eventually, and Google Apps support for DKIM is a step in the right direction. The only question is why it took Google so long to implement it in Google Apps. Users have been requesting it for years. Tags:#enterprise#news klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Every now and then, green builders are approached by clients who are worried about exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Such clients have read that EMF exposure can make them sick, and they’re interested in building a house that minimizes EMF exposure.In the modern world, EMFs are ubiquitous. Most of us are surrounded every day by weak electric and magnetic fields that are generated by electrical wires, home appliances, cell phones, and broadcasting equipment.Electric fields are governed by voltage; they are generated (for example) near wires that are plugged into an electric receptacle, even when the appliance isn’t turned on. The higher the voltage, the stronger the electric field.Magnetic fields are governed by current; they are generated near electric wires when an appliance is turned on and current is flowing through the wires. The higher the current, the stronger the magnetic field.The electric and magnetic fields from 60-cycle AC electricity are considered extremely low frequency (ELF). People concerned about possible negative health effects from EMFs are usually more concerned about magnetic fields than by electric fields.It’s easy to find warnings about the dangers of EMFs; all you need to do is surf the web:Although the Internet is full of websites with these types of warnings, it’s hard to know how many Americans are actually worried about the health effects of EMF exposure.Those who worry about EMF exposure often warn about the dangers of microwave ovens, wireless internet routers, cell phones, baby monitors, televisions, computers, electric blankets, and hair dryers. But a few of them have developed an obsessive concern about the dangers of smart meters and electric cars. (GBA reported on the anti-smart-meter movement in an article called “The Smart Meter’s Contentious Opponents.”)Here is a sampling of smart… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in
Shortcuts: There isn’t any way to produce the results you need without doing the work that producing those results requires of you. If someone is selling that there is a shortcut that is made up of you not having to do the work, then it isn’t a shortcut; it’s a recipe for failure. The only real shortcut to producing results is to learn and execute proven strategies, i.e. training, coaching, modeling successful people, etc.Secrets: Anything that is commonly called a secret is nothing more than common knowledge and the collective wisdom of the ages. Most common knowledge can safely be called secrets because most salespeople don’t execute on the fundamentals. There are no secrets; it’s just that most people aren’t willing to do what is required to produce the result they want, so it might as well be a secret.Tricks: Tricks are usually the same thing as secrets. But when they’re not, they’re usually bad ideas. They’re ideas that step just over the line when it comes to honesty, integrity, professionalism, and craftsmanship. Like when someone says, “Here is a trick to get someone to call you back.” Tricks are never a good idea.Magic Bullets: Magic bullets are the single answer to all of your problems, issues, and challenges. The idea is that if you buy the magic bullet, your sales will skyrocket. You know these because they come with the warning that if you don’t buy the magic bullet, your doomed to fail. You know in your heart that is no magic bullet. Nothing worthwhile comes easy, and nothing good is free.Shiny Objects: It’s brand new and exciting. Everybody says it’s hot. It produces breakthrough results like nothing you’ve ever seen. And then the next “next” big thing comes along. But if the last shiny object was the answer to all of your prayers, why do you continually need a new shiny object? The truth is that shiny objects are fads. They are a reframing of an old truth. Chasing shiny objects only wastes your time, time that would be invested elsewhere.The Fundamentals: There isn’t anything sexy about the fundamentals. In fact, they’re kind of boring. You know a great deal about what you need to know and what you need to do, but you don’t do what is necessary because it’s difficult to execute the fundamentals well. So you look for easy answers, like shortcuts, secrets, tricks, magic bullets, and shiny objects. But fast is slow, and slow is fast.But the path to long term success and high performance runs straight through the fundamentals. There isn’t a straighter or faster method to get where you want to go. You just have to do the work.QuestionsWhy are easy answers so seductive?What hooks you? Secrets? Tricks? Magic bullets?What is the latest shiny object that’s caught your attention? Is it really the answer or is it another fad in a long line of fads that have hooked you?Why do we avoid the fundamentals when we know, intellectually anyway, that they’re what works?
“We have a subcommittee alongside the PGA Tour that is working on different format ideas. The challenge for both of us is we have full schedules and there are logistical issues, but both sides are committed to something to give fans and players something exciting to lift attention.”Brittany Lincicome, a leading member of the LPGA Tour, featured on the PGA Tour in July in a special exemption case. “I think more people talked about Brittany in one week than at any of the majors she won,” Whan said. “It creates a curiosity factor that is healthy.”Under Whan’s guidance the LPGA Tour has proved a commercial success story. This season alone prize funds exceed $68m from 32 events, an increase of $5.8m in 2016. The Tour’s revenue has soared by 88% in the past six years. Still, men golfers enjoy a sizeable fiscal advantage; Angela Stanford’s first major win, at the Evian Championship on Sunday, earned her $577,500 (£440,000). This week at East Lake in Atlanta 30 men will compete for the FedEx Cup’s $10m bonus pool. Whan says he envisages a day when such disparity is removed.“I absolutely can see that. I don’t know if I’ll see it in my time as commissioner but I think it will happen in a couple of phases. I think there will be a tournament that, economics aside, will say this is a statement it wants to make. Someone will want to be the first one to do that, then once one or two do it, you’ll see a few more follow.”The tour as inherited by Whan was in stark trouble because of economic pressures. It was, as the commissioner recalls, “in a hole”. External improvements subsequently helped, of course, but so did a back-to-basics approach.“I think we are the only sport in the world where, when the athlete signs up for a tournament, the first thing she gets is a card explaining who is the title sponsor, what are their objectives this week, what things the title sponsor hopes you say when you have a microphone in your face,” Whan said. “There are pictures of the most important cheque writers that you will see this week so that, when you see them, thank them and there is usually a mailing address. We ask players to do one handwritten thank-you card a week, just thanking the person who has made that event possible.“They are pretty basic things. I feel pretty comfortable saying there is no more customer-centric group of athletes in the world than players on the LPGA Tour. Word quickly spread that the athletes were engaged. It wasn’t just about hanging a sign on a tee box.”An intriguing subplot relates to the growing Asian influence on the LPGA Tour and coincided with Whan’s arrival. “I could just tell, between players and board members, staff and a load of partners it was really uncomfortable. They looked at me and said: ‘What are you going to do about this?’ – as if I was going to put a road block up. I told them two words: ‘Embrace it’.”The LPGA scenario contrasts starkly with that of the Ladies European Tour, which has been beset by bad publicity because of a lack of scheduled events. Whan earlier offered essentially to take over the LET but was rebuffed. “It wasn’t because I wasn’t being selfish – I was,” he said. “I want to make sure that great European Tour players not only have a place to play but also have a place to aspire to. Without a lot of Europeans on our tour the LPGA is not as strong.“I think the idea of a) us running it, it becoming a LPGA Tour and b) their top players having a direct pass to the LPGA … they didn’t really love either of those things. I don’t necessarily understand those concerns but I respect them.” Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Golf Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest The prospect of golf’s leading men and women competing in the same event is edging closer, according to the head of the LPGA Tour, who confirmed talks are taking place with his equivalents at men’s tours on both sides of the Atlantic. Mike Whan also said the concept of women professionals earning identical sums to men is not fanciful.Whan, who has been the LPGA Tour commissioner since 2010, has been in detailed discussions with Jay Monahan of the PGA Tour and the European Tour’s Keith Pelley as golf seeks to boost interest levels with mixed events. Options including full and smaller field events, plus mixed pairs competitions, are being assessed.“Jay and I have talked about it, trying to figure out an event where the PGA and the LPGA play together, and I have had the same conversations with Keith,” Whan said. “Not only is it just a good thing to do – unique and fun – but, if you ask our young superstars, they are excited about it. If you ask our fans, they want to see it.“Whenever you talk to the media they say, ‘If that event happens, I’m going.’ So there is nothing wrong with a sport saying something that intrigues our fans, our athletes and our media is worth figuring out. Topics Why Brittany Lincicome believes playing on the PGA is more than a gimmick Since you’re here… Share on Facebook LPGA Read more news Share on Messenger Reuse this content
The Men’s Super League division one has four teams vying for the title in 2010, the Tuggeranong Vikings, Woden Eagles, Northern Phoenix and Canberra City.In round one, the Eagles were 10-7 winners over Canberra City, while the Vikings were four touchdown winners over the Phoenix, 10-6. This Thursday, the Eagles will play the Phoenix, while Canberra City takes on the Vikings in round two of the competition. Rounds three and four will be played on Sunday, 7 November 2010 at the Amaroo fields, with the Men’s division’s games being contested at 12.00pm and 2.30pm respectively. Six teams are competing in the Women’s Super League division one – Vikings A, Vikings B, Canberra City, Eagles A, Eagles B and the Northern Phoenix. In round one, Vikings A were six touchdown winners over Eagles A, 9-3, Canberra City were 11-2 winners over the Phoenix, while Vikings B were 10-0 winners over Eagles B. In round two, Eagles A will play Vikings B, Eagles B will meet the Phoenix, while Vikings A will take on Canberra City. Rounds three and four will also be played on Sunday, 7 November 2010, at Amaroo at 1.40pm and 4.10pm respectively. In the Men’s Super League division two competition, six teams are competing in 2010 – Canberra City, Vikings, Phoenix, Eagles 1, Eagles 2 and Eagles 50’s. In round one, the Vikings were six touchdown winners over Canberra City, 8-2, the Eagles were 4-1 winners over the Phoenix, and Eagles 2 were 8-4 winners over Eagles 50’s. Round two will see Canberra City take on Eagles 1, the Phoenix will play Eagles 2, and the Vikings battle it out against the Eagles 50’s.Sunday, 7 November will also see rounds three and four played in the Men’s Super League division two competition, with round three to commence at 12.50pm and round four to be played at 3.20pm.The competition will continue throughout November, with the final two round games to be contested in a double header on Sunday, 28 November 2010. The semi finals of the 2010 ACT Super League will be played on Thursday, 9 December 2010, followed by the grand finals a week later, on Thursday, 16 December 2010. For more information and to keep up-to-date with results, please visit the ACT Touch website:www.acttouch.com.au
Watford winger Deulofeu delighted to break winless streakby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGerard Deulofeu has admitted at his relief that Watford managed to end their winless run.The Hornets ended a run of six games without a win by besting Cardiff on Saturday.It was tough out there for the players in freezing conditions, but they managed to hold on for an impressive win in an entertaining game.Speaking to the club website, Deulofeu said: “It was terrible, the cold. We are so happy for getting the three points.”I’m really happy to score and to help my team. I have to continue like this, scoring, but the team was really good. You will see here in the Premier League you have to continue for 90 minutes.”After Cardiff pushed and got to 3-1 and then 3-2, I am happy that we managed to take the three points. The most important thing is the three points because it had been a long period without that.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say