Two Cairo newspaper journalists jailed, one with Covid-19

first_img Follow the news on Egypt Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Local media outlets report that he is currently handcuffed to a bed in an intensive care unit in a hospital in Bilbeis, 20 km south of Zagazig, and that his condition has worsened. There is concern about a parallel with Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Monir, who died in mid-July from the coronavirus he caught in prison after his arrest in June. Help by sharing this information Organisation September 9, 2020 Two Cairo newspaper journalists jailed, one with Covid-19 Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Relatives of the two journalists, Hany Grisha and Sayed Shehta, have only just managed to confirm that court orders were issued at the start of September for them to be detained provisionally for an initial 15 days. The families had previously received no news of them since police raided their homes and took them away, at the same time seizing electronic devices and personnel effects. This was on 26 August in the case of Grisha and 30 August for Shehta. RSF_en News News News Newscenter_img RSF has learned that Youm 7, a privately-owned newspaper that maintains good relations with the government, has decided not to speak out in support of its two journalists. Neither their colleagues nor their families so far know what articles prompted their arrests. Receive email alerts Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution to go further Accused of “membership of a terrorist group” and “spreading false news,” Shehta was taken from his home in Minya Al-Qamh, 65 km north of Cairo, to a police station in nearby Zagazig although he was quarantined at home because he had Covid-19, February 1, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more Another Youm 7 journalist, Sarah Allam, meanwhile learned on 6 September that she is being sued by the Coptic bishop of Maghagha and Adwa over a book she published last year that is a compilation of Youm 7 articles about Bishop Epiphanius, who died in July 2018. “We call for the immediate release of Hany Grisha and Sayed Shehta,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The cruelty shown by the authorities in handcuffing Sayed Shehta to his hospital bed despite his alarming condition compounds the completely arbitrary manner of his detention. Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Monir’s death in July after catching Covid-19 in prison should have served as a lesson and led to more leniency.” Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of two Egyptian journalists employed by the Cairo-based newspaper Youm 7 who were taken from their homes late last month. One of them, who had Covid-19 at the time of his arrest, has had to be hospitalized. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

ND listed as a top Peace Corps university

first_imgPlacing on the Peace Corps’ list of top universities nationwide for the 12th straight year, Notre Dame has established a tradition of expanding learning beyond the classroom. Notre Dame ranked 10th on the Peace Corps’ list of Medium Colleges and Universities to produce the most Peace Corps volunteers in 2011. According to a recent Notre Dame press release, 35 alumni currently serve in the Peace Corps around the world. Among that list is 2010 Notre Dame alumna Meghan Costello, who has spent the past 16 months in Rwanda.  Costello said her primary role in Rwanda is teaching English, yet her mission goes far beyond teaching itself. “Peace Corps is different from other organizations because it is so much more than the primary assignment,” she said. “It’s about integration into a community, learning about another culture and spreading American culture. Through these steps, you can find other ways to be useful in the community.” The prospect of joining the Peace Corps was something that Costello said she had always considered, and after joining, it became the perfect fit for her. “I think Peace Corps was always in my head, a little thing inside that I always wanted, but didn’t think I would ever actually experience,” she said. “When it became a part of my reality, I had the support of all my family and friends. It felt so right.” The atmosphere and the people of Notre Dame are what motivated Costello to join the Peace Corps, she said. In addition, a study abroad trip to Rome helped her realize a passion for applying her education outside of the classroom. “Studying abroad in Rome certainly helped in my desire to experience other cultures,” she said. “I wanted to understand what I was reading in class and to experience the reality of these situations, whatever the reality was.” Although Costello said life in Rwanda can be difficult and lonely at times, she finds comfort in her tasks and responsibilities. “The highlights always come with good work,” she said. “I have recently been plunging into projects in my community, and they bring me joy the kind of joy that comes after finishing a tough paper or a long run.” However, Costello said it is difficult for her to express in words how her time in Rwanda has been because she has yet to fully understand it herself. “My experience in Rwanda is impossible to describe,” she said. “It’s everything that you’d picture it would be ¾enlightening, challenging, life-changing, difficult, rewarding … it’s all those things, but different than you could ever imagine.” Looking toward the future, Costello said she is unsure of what her plans are, but her experience in the Peace Corps has broadened her perception of what careers are available in the business world.            “I am meeting fascinating people all the time here, and so many are doing great work,” she said. “There are so many cool jobs out there, and I want them all. We will have to see what life has in store for me.”last_img read more

Family composting

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaWhen it comes to recycling, you probably sort out glass andplastic products from your householdtrash and maybe even save newspapers for the local Boy Scouttroop. But what about yesterday’sbanana peel and the spent grounds from this morning’s java?Composting your household vegetable and fruit waste is a formof recycling, too. You’re keepingthose items out of the landfill and creating plant food.Compost is the organic matter that remains after microbes havedecomposed your fresh vegetablerinds and grass clippings. It doesn’t sound appealing, but soiland plants think it’s yummy. New habit formed quicklyI was amazed by how quickly I adjusted to composting. For aweek or so, I caught myself headingto the trash can with an apple core or the shriveled remains of ahead of lettuce. But before long, itbecame second nature.I was also surprised by how quickly my daughters latched ontothe concept. My 12-year-old iswholeheartedly into composting. She even questions me as towhether something fits the”composting bill.”She helps me when I break down the veggie remains before I putthem in the bin, too. (I like to speedthe progress along, so I cut my fresh vegetable waste into smallpieces.)My friend Krissy is the queen of composting. She has fourcompost bins in various stages. Shecomposts shredded paper from her office and banana peels andapple cores from her lunches. Sheeven “feeds” her bins paper towels and dryer lint.Her son Jack, a 4-H’er and Boy Scout, is just as dedicated tocomposting. When they enterStarbucks, they leave with a bag of spent coffee grounds.They also love to watch the sides of their compost bins formystery plants. Krissy has a three-foottall avocado plant that got its start in one of her bins. I had anice-sized potato plant in mine until thefirst Georgia frost killed it.For me, the true moment of composting glory was the day my16-year-old daughter slam-dunked abanana peel into the composting collection bucket. No, I wasn’tamazed by her basketball skills. Myamazement and pride came from the fact that she did so of her ownfree will.Now, if I could somehow convince both my girls that picking upafter themselves helps theenvironment. Composting newbieI have to be honest. As a science writer for the University ofGeorgia, I’ve worked aroundagricultural scientists for the past 12 years. But I’m acomposting newbie.When I decided to take the composting plunge, I gathered tipsfrom my veteran-composting friends,all of whom happen to be UGA Cooperative Extension specialists. Ilearned that a compost bin couldbe a large plastic drum, a wire bin or even just a true pile. Youcan put as little or as much moneyand effort into your compost bin as you’d like.Living on a 6-acre homestead in middle Georgia, I have a bitof an advantage over metrohomeowners. I don’t have to worry about whether my bin has curbappeal or is neighbor-friendly.My nearest neighbor is an acre away.I decided to use an old horse trough as my compost bin (yetanother form of recycling). Be sure toplace your bin in a convenient outdoor place. You don’t want itso far removed that using it will bea chore.And since you don’t want to constantly trek back and forthfrom your kitchen to the compost bin,you need a collecting bin indoors. I chose a small plastic bucketthat easily fits under my kitchensink.last_img read more

CWI/PCL 4-day tournament….

first_imgSeamers put Jaguars on topTHE Guyana Jaguars’ seamers produced a sensational bowling display to keep the three-time defending champions on track for victory against Barbados Pride in the fifth round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day game at the National Stadium, Providence yesterday.Pacer Keemo Paul struck four vital blows while Sherefane Rutherford and Keon Joseph grabbed the other three wickets to leave the tourists facing a difficult final day.Leading by 20 runs, the Jaguars then rocked the visitors in their second innings, and when bad light stopped play, the Pride were tottering on 126-7, a lead of 106 runs.Paul claimed 4-38 in an incisive, 17.2-over spell while Rutherford had 2-40, and Joseph 1-23.Earlier, night-watchman Gudakesh Motie rose to the occasion, scoring a gritty unbeaten 72 from 147 balls, inclusive of ten fours and a six, as the hosts took a vital first innings advantage.Resuming the day on 180-4, the three-times defending champions progressed to 219, with veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul (30) adding 15 to his overnight total before left-arm spinner, Jomel Warrican (3-91), removed both Chanderpaul and Anthony Bramble (0) off consecutive deliveries.The 43-year-old Chanderpaul was caught and bowled, while Bramble was adjudged leg before wicket. However, Motie, who resumed the day on three, shared a 45-run seventh-wicket partnership with Paul; Motie flourished as his innings progressed.His fifty came off 97 balls, but soon after the partnership was broken when Paul (19) was bowled by Kenroy Williams shortly before lunch.After the interval Rutherford joined forces with Motie and contributed a 34-ball 25, which took the hosts pass the visitors first innings 294, before off-spinner Ashley Nurse (3-33), claimed the final three wickets of Rutherford (25), Veerasammy Permaul (4), and Keon Joseph (0).With the pitch starting to show some variable bounce, the visitors then made a poor start to their second innings, when Joseph had Shayne Moseley caught in the slip corridor for five with just nine runs on the board.Fellow opener Anthony Alleyne and Shamar Brooks (22) attempted to resurrect the innings, but immediately after tea, Paul had also found just enough movement to trouble Brooks, who was bowled by a ball that shaped to swing away but then straightened to pass between bat and pad, to make it 37-2.The 19-year-old Paul then dismissed Kevin Stoute (11), who was undone by a good ball that moved away fractionally off the seam.Alleyne and Williams then survived a testing period until Alleyne went off Rutherford for a 77-ball 32.But the Jaguars were further inspired by Paul, who trapped Williams leg before wicket for 11, before he had Justin Greaves taken at the wicket for one.Rutherford then bowled Ashley Nurse (1), but Jonathan Carter (14 not out) and Mario Rampersaud (one not out), survived until play ended.SCOREBOARDGUYANA JAGUARS 1st innings (O/N 180-4)T. Chanderpaul c Rampersaud b Warrican 52C. Hemraj run out (Greaves) 79L. Johnson* b Carter 02V. Singh c Rampersaud b Greaves 15S. Chanderpaul c and b Warrican 30G. Motie not out 72A. Bramble lbw b Warrican 0K. Paul b Williams 19S. Rutherford c Harding b Nurse 25V. Permaul b Nurse 4K. Joseph c Brooks b Nurse 0Total: (all out; 105.4 overs) 314Extras: (b-4, lb-4, w-1, nb-8) 17Fall of wickets: 1-115, 2-120, 3-147,4-173, 5-219, 6-219, 7-264, 8-302, 9-314, 10-314Bowling: Greaves 13-1-44-1, Harding 15-2-45-0, Nurse 8.4-2-33-3, Stoute 20-7-35-0, Warrican 29-6-91-3, Carter 6-1-8-1, Williams 14-5-50-1Barbados Pride 2nd InningsA. Alleyne c Paul b Rutherford 32S. Mosely c Singh b Joseph 5S. Brooks b Paul 22K. Stoute c wk Bramble b Paul 11K. Williams lbw b Paul 11J. Carter not out 14J. Greaves c wk Bramble b Paul 0A. Nurse not out 1Total: (for seven wickets; 37.2 overs) 126Extras: (w-1, b-24, nb-3) 28Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-37, 3-61, 4-80, 5-98, 6-105Bowling: Joseph 9-4-23-1, Paul 17.2-8-38-4, Rutherford 10-3-40-2, Motie 1-0-1-0Position: Pride lead by 106 with three second innings wickets standinglast_img read more

Rays’ 2-way player McKay to have season-ending surgery

first_img Tampa Bay Rays two-way rookie Brendan McKay will have season-ending surgery on his left throwing shoulder Wednesday.The 24-year-old McKay tested positive for the coronavirus in early July and missed most of the club’s preseason camp. He was cleared to resume activities July 31 and reported to the club’s alternate site, but then experienced stiffness in his pitching shoulder and was shut down last week.“Obviously frustration, but we’re optimistic with the procedure that Brendan will have. Hopefully we’ll have him for 2021 spring training and go from there,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday night before a series opener against the Yankees. “There’s no doubt it’s unfortunate for him, for us, because we probably would have already been using him, but just the shoulder never cooperated.”Cash said the issue is in the back of McKay’s shoulder, but the exact nature of the injury won’t be known until after the procedure.McKay was 2-4 with a 5.14 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) last season, and went 2 for 10 with a home run as a designated hitter. He’s also played 49 minor league games at first base since being selected fourth overall in the 2017 draft out of Louisville.The Rays sit in second place in the AL East entering Tuesday’s action, 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Last Updated: 19th August, 2020 07:42 IST Rays’ 2-way Player McKay To Have Season-ending Surgery Tampa Bay Rays two-way rookie Brendan McKay will have season-ending surgery on his left throwing shoulder Wednesdaycenter_img First Published: 19th August, 2020 07:42 IST FOLLOW US LIVE TV Written Bylast_img read more

Satellites rout Morocco 4-1 in U-20 qualifier

first_imgGhana hold the advantage to qualify to the 2013 African Youth Championship finals after beating Morocco 4-1 on Sunday in the final round first leg tie.The Black Satellites took the lead through South Africa-based winger Frank Sarfo Gyamfi who finished off a through pass from Moses Odjer in the 31st minute.But the Atlas Cubs came back from the break revitalized and levelled the scoring two minutes into play.Striker Chibi Mohammed made use of a counter-attack to beat Ghana goalkeeper Felix Annan.Seven minutes later, Ghana captain Lawrence Lartey headed home from a Derrick Mensah corner to give the Satellites the lead.Substitute Frank Acheampong was at the right place to head in the third goal on 58 minutes after a goal bound shot deflected off the body of a Moroccan. On the 90th minute mark, the Thailand-based player rounded the Moroccan goalkeeper after a delicious counter-attack to seal the win for the 2009 Africa and World champions.Ghana travel to Rabat in a fortnight time for the second leg tie.last_img read more

UPDATED: BANK HOLIDAY TRAGEDY AS WOMAN KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD CRASH

first_imgUPDATED: A woman has been killed following a serious road traffic accident in Newtowncunningham this afternoon.The accident happened just after 3.30pm on the main Letterkenny to Newowncunningham Road at the townland of Ardee.Gardai have confirmed that one person, a woman in her 30s, has been killed in the accident. They also confirmed that three children in the car were injured and were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The woman’s car was in collision with a Bus Eireann bus.There are serious traffic delays in the area at the moment.The road has been closed and traffic diversions are in place. The accident comes the day after the head of the Garda Traffic Corps in Donegal, Inspector Michael Harrison, appealed to motorists to take care on Donegal’s roads over the bank holiday weekend.Tonight a Garda spokesman appealed for witnesses to the 3.30pm crash.He said: “At approximately 3.30pm a female aged in her 30s was fatally injured when the car she was driving collided with a bus on the N13 between Letterkenny and Derry near Newtowncunningham. She was pronounced dead at the scene.“Her body was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Three children travelling in the car at the time were taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry. The driver of the bus was uninjured.“The road is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the scene. “Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”UPDATED: BANK HOLIDAY TRAGEDY AS WOMAN KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD CRASH was last modified: May 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

10,600 classrooms to come up in Rajasthan

first_imgAs part of an action plan for time-bound implementation of budgetary announcements, 10,600 new classrooms will be constructed at a cost of ₹1,181 crore in Rajasthan’s government schools and the information technology infrastructure strengthened. The utilisation of budgetary allocation is set to improve quality of education in the State.Minister of State for Education Govind Singh Dostasara said here that the new classrooms would include computer rooms, science laboratories, library rooms and arts and crafts rooms. Besides, the projects for renovation of 83 school buildings and construction of 23 new buildings will be taken up this year.Mr. Dotasara said at Shiksha Sankul here that the Education Department would establish IT labs in the schools which were yet to be connected with the new communication network. “We are taking steps for ensuring a high quality of education and making available basic facilities of drinking water and toilets in the schools,” he said.The Minister said the works such as construction of boundary walls of schools would be taken up under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, while regular monitoring would be carried out to provide all facilities to the students.last_img read more

CALLING ALL CANADIAN ARTISTS THE GRAMMY MUSEUM IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2018

first_img2. Archiving and Preservation ProjectsThe GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories. To determine under which category of preservation grant you should apply, please click here.A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum AwardB. Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum AwardReview the 2018 preservation grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.This initial approach should include the following information:1. Project contact and overview2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following:– Historical significance– Uniqueness and/or at-risk status– Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any3. A description of the intended dissemination plan4. Brief biographies of key personnelFOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – CLICK HEREDOWNLOAD THE eBOSS CANADA APPFor up-to-date News, Job Notices, Casting Notices, Events, and much more Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grants Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy on populations from infants to the elderly. Over $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients. The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program funds the following areas: Advertisement 1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum AwardThe GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well those addressing an important research question.Review the 2018 research grant guidelines and funding restrictions here.This initial approach includes the following information:1. Project contact and overview2. A brief description of the project, including but not limited to the following items:– Research question– Methodology outline (number of subjects, control groups, etc.)– Impact/application of research– Existing project partners and/or financial support, if any3. A description of the intended dissemination plan of the research findings (see guidelines)4. Brief biographies of key personnelTo view a sample Scientific Research LOI please click here. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more