Hanan Al-Mqawab

By on June 12, 2021

first_img to go further Ahmed Humeidan Bahrain Find out more Follow the news on Libya A 34-year-old Libyan woman from Benghazi, Hanan Al-Mqawab was forged in the fire of the revolution. Soon after the start of the uprising, she began working as a citizen-journalist for the Media Centre, an ad hoc organization created to cover events in the east of the country. She soon went on to work for radio Benghazi Mahali, presenting reports on the humanitarian situation, and then Shabab Libya FM, where she covered the situation of women and hosted a very popular programme called Isma’una (Listen to us), the first to talk openly about the abuses being committed by the militias. Its reports linking armed groups to egregious human rights violations led to a major demonstration on 21 September 2012 called “Save Benghazi.” The resulting threats of death or abduction were too much even for Mqawab and her commitment to journalism and political activism. She finally fled abroad and continues to be a journalist in exile. Help by sharing this information Information hero Hanan Al-Mqawab Siamak Qaderi Iran Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Ali Lmrabet Morocco / Western Sahara Find out more See more Amara Al-Khitabi Libya Find out more Middle East – North Africa Libya Middle East – North Africa Libya Said Matinpour Iran Find out morelast_img read more

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Sherwood: Simulation needs tackling

By on September 21, 2020

first_imgTottenham head coach Tim Sherwood believes the Football Association should hand out heavy punishments to those feigning injury. The subject of play-acting has come to the fore this week after West Ham striker Andy Carroll was sent off for sending a flailing arm in the direction of Swansea’s Chico Flores. While the Hammers’ fight against Carroll’s three-match ban has made most of the headlines, the Spanish defender has not avoided scrutiny for going down clutching his face despite being caught on the top of the head. Press Associationcenter_img Sherwood believes such incidents need to be stamped out of the game and has called for players caught play-acting to be banned retrospectively. “I think it makes it clear that Andy Carroll is vitally important to West Ham’s future,” Sherwood, who successfully appealed Danny Rose’s red card last week, said. “They don’t want to lose him for this period of time, but I think you’ve had to take every incident in isolation. “West Ham feel aggrieved that it hasn’t been overturned. We made an appeal with Danny Rose and we got that one overturned and I think that was unanimous. “One thing I would say, not just on that incident but about what we have been seeing recently, is the feigning of injury from players, which is something we want to keep out of the game. “Retrospectively I would go back and punish the player who is diving around more than the player causing the offence. “I think that is the only way you are going to ever cut it out, to go back and give them a higher punishment.” last_img read more

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The Maze Runner is being shown this weekend at Wellington Regent

By on August 14, 2020

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “The Maze Runner.” (Movie trailer is below). Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 54 minutes. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Ricky Ratings · 304 weeks ago It’s actually rated PG13. Not for small children under that age, for sure! Report Reply 0 replies · active 304 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments When: Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. No Saturday evening show because of a wedding reception!center_img Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 63%. Audience review: 77% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Oct. 10-12 – The Maize Runner.Coming soon:BoxtrollsOuijaAlexander.Follow us on Twitter. Movie Synopsis: When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner. (c) Foxlast_img read more

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Revenge of the Confederacy

By on August 12, 2020

first_imgSuper Bowl XLV brought back eerie reminders of Super Bowl XXX, the first loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was the first Super Bowl that Pittsburgh participated in, post “steel curtain” era. That was also the game that seriously questioned the optometrist of Neil O’Donnell, the ex-Steelers quarterback who believed in the art of gift giving. Well darned if we did not hit rewind baby. O’Donnell threw two interceptions to Dallas Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown in Super Bowl XXX to set up short touchdown drives in the second half. But wait, there are scary similarities to O’Donnell and Ben Roethlisberger in regards to their game changing gaffes; the difference is O’Donnell seemed to have expected (at least on one of his picks) the receiver to be in a specific area. Big Ben just put on his Kenny Rogers “gamblin” hat and threw the ball up for grabs into double coverage on his first pick as he usually does and on his second he threw into double coverage again as he generally does. Who told him that he had the arm strength to attempt such feats? Maybe on his first errantly thrown ball he thought that if the pass was not caught by wide receiver Mike Wallace, the subsequent pick would be as good as a punt, just like he thought in the Ravens divisional playoff game. But lo and behold, when you take too many risks at the craps table you are bound to roll snake eyes. See Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, whose salaries pale in comparison to Roethlisberger, could have really used that $142,000. Big Ben did not seem to care because hey, he is already paid.Roethlisberger was the main culprit in Green Bay’s victory over the Steelers. When you keep throwing the ball up for grabs, eventually only bad things can happen. From henceforth there must be a certain mode of discipline established and maintained in order for the Steelers to again position themselves as a legitimate power in the NFL. Freelancing on both sides of the ball became the death sentence for the Lombardi trophy aspirations of the Black and Gold.The other prime time gambler was safety Troy Polamalu. Everyone bragged about how he could read offenses and be in the right place at the right time. Well I don’t care how good of a “card counter” you are, the man dealing the cards for “the house” knows a few of your tendencies too. The Packers waited patiently for the Steelers offense and defense to take that fatal risk. They both did and lost. Troy and Ben, two of the Steelers most famous gambling men, gambled away the chances of victory for the Steelers, but again they were both well paid whether they won or lost.In hindsight, Super Bowl XLV seemed destined for failure from the outset. I was waiting for a cab at the airport to take me to the hotel. The concierge told the cabbie as I was loading my luggage into his car; “go ahead and make that Yankee money.”Judging by the look in her eyes, I really think she wanted to say something else but she sized me up correctly. Yes I did have enough money to make bail if she had uttered the “N” word. I still would have been in the press box at 6:29 p.m. in time to witness the most rousing, mistake laden version of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ in the history of the Super Bowl rendered by none other than Pittsburgh’s own Christina Aguilera.Super Bowl XLV will now be known for all eternity as ‘The Confederacy Revenge Bowl’. This event was about the Texas sized ego of Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones. Cab drivers were turning off their meters and charging unsuspecting patrons $150 one way from Dallas to Arlington, a trip less than 20 miles. They said these were “special event” rates. I heartily disagree because these were countdown to “the invasion of the Yankees sucker” prices. Jones and the NFL had their “Barnum and Bailey” show going on, sort of like attracting flies into a Venus flytrap.Logistically this was the most horrible Super Bowl I have ever attended or covered. This was about making “Yankee” money. Jones bullied and cajoled his subordinate, NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell, into staging this debacle because Jones is a cold and astute business person who had to recover a portion of the 1.2 billion invested building his ego-toy. Super Bowl XLV was the ultimate Jones pocket feeder. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone in his organization received kick backs from the cabbies and private drivers. Did any of you notice that during the weather beaten Super Bowl XLV week that Jones was almost nowhere to been seen? See folks Jerry Jones, like Ben Roethlisberger and Troy Polamalu is a gambler too but as we all should know; Jerry Jones is the “house” and the “house never loses.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]­pittsburgh­ or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

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Man charged with Killygordon murder to appear by videolink at Letterkenny court

By on December 27, 2019

first_imgA man charged with the murder of a young Donegal mother of two is to appear before a court in Letterkenny by videolink.Richard Burke, aged 27, charged with the murder of 28-year-old Jasmine McMonagle, at a special sitting of Sligo District Court last week. He was yesterday remanded in custody again when he appeared at Harristown District Court in Roscommon.Burke, of Forest Park, Killygordon, will appear again by videolink at Letterkenny District Court before Judge David Kelly on January 21st.Burke is charged with the murder of his former partner Ms McMonagle at the home they shared at Forest Park.He did not speak during the brief hearing.Ms McMonagle was buried following funeral mass in her native Castlefin last Monday.The late Jasmine McMonagleMan charged with Killygordon murder to appear by videolink at Letterkenny court was last modified: January 14th, 2019 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) Tags:Jasmine McMonaglemurderRichard Burkelast_img read more

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A’s update: Liam Hendriks back in opener’s role; Edwin Jackson traded

By on December 20, 2019

first_imgOAKLAND — Except for one rough inning in the biggest game of the season, Liam Hendriks was effective down the stretch as the A’s “opener” last year.Saturday, the reliever was back in the familiar role.The right-hander who gave up a two-run homer to Aaron Judge in the first inning of Oakland’s wild-card playoff loss at Yankee Stadium last October was a late insert to the lineup against Cleveland, replacing scheduled starter Aaron Brooks.“The theory is to keep the starter off the top of the …last_img read more

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Barloworld’s brilliant Tour success

By on December 19, 2019

first_img30 July 2007South Africa’s Team Barloworld wrapped up an outstanding debut at the Tour de France, which ended in Paris on Sunday, with Robert Hunter finishing fourth on the final stage and second in the points’ competition, while Mauricio Soler captured the prestigious polka dot jersey, which is awarded to the King of the Mountains.In addition to those two excellent results, Barloworld also showed that its future is in good hands by placing two riders in the top-five of the white jersey competition for cyclists under the age of 25.Team Discovery Channel’s Alberto Contador, the winner of the race, finished first, with Soler ending second and Kanstantsin Siutsou fifth.New contractAnd speaking of the future, there was great news for Team Barloworld during the race when Soler – about whom there was so little known before the Tour that the voices of cycling, the great and very knowledgable commentary team of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin, admitted they hadn’t previously heard of him – chose to extend his contract with the team by two years, through to the end of 2009.After his brilliant performances in the Tour, Columbia’s Soler has become a hot property, a cyclist that many of the big teams would have loved to offer a contract, so his decision to stick with Barloworld is a real coup.Team manager, the highly respected Claudio Corti, said in a statement: “I’m really delighted. Mauricio is a true professional who found in our team the perfect conditions to demonstrate his skills.”Stage victoriesBoth Soler and the team’s captain and sprint ace, South Africa’s Robbie Hunter, recorded stage victories.With French President Nikolas Sarkozy following him in the race director’s car, the Columbian climber tore through the field on the ninth stage from Val d’Isere to Briancon, one of the toughest of the Tour, to register a massively impressive victory.Hunter, meanwhile, after narrowly missing out on a win on the fourth stage, and consistently being among the top finishers in the sprint stages, got it right on stage 11, which finished in Montpellier.A six-year waitWriting on his website afterwards, he said: “This is a victory I have been looking for for over six years and, I guess it’s true, the more you wait for something the more you appreciate it. I gotta say I hope it shows everybody back in SA that anything can be achieved if you try hard enough and give it your all.“More than anything, I hope this causes a wave of interest in the sport ’cause I know how much talent there is back home and I’m sure there plenty of young guys that can achieve the same and more.”Hunter’s victory gave Barloworld two stage wins within three days and, for the sponsors, a fantastic reward for their support of the team by exposing the Barloworld brand to a huge worldwide audience.After the penultimate stage of the Tour, Chris Fisher, the head of corporate marketing at Barloworld, was interviewed on the Moneyweb Power Hour radio programme and asked about the feeling within the team.‘Absolutely delighted’“Well, within our team we’re absolutely delighted,” he said.“We’ve exceeded our expectations by far, bearing in mind we came here with the objective of having a podium finish. We’ve now had two firsts, a second, two thirds, two fourths, two fifths, a sixth today – so things couldn’t be going better for us.”And those words came before Hunter’s fourth place finish in the last stage on the Champs Elysees.Those performances have changed people’s perception of the team immeasurably; at the start of the Tour de France, many would have, upon hearing of Barloworld’s entry, asked “Who?”Following the completion of the epic race, people have sat up and taken notice. They know all about Team Barloworld now.The commentary team of Liggett and Sherwin, both enthusiastic supporters of cycling in South Africa, summed up the impact Barloworld made on the Tour by calling the team one of the stories of this year’s event.South Africans in the Tour?For South Africans, there is a big question to be asked after the successes of the SA-sponsored outfit on the biggest stage of them all. It is whether or not there will be any cyclists that follow in Robbie Hunter’s footsteps and compete in the Tour de France.Hunter had the answer to that one in an interview with Moneyweb.He said: “There are a couple of guys that this Barloworld has got. You know, you’ve got a young guy like John Lee-Augustyn, who is a hugely talented bike rider. Unfortunately he’s just a little bit too young right now to feature in the Tour de France. If it was one year later, you know, I have no doubt in my mind that he would have been in the Barloworld team.“Other riders unfortunately, like Ryan Cox, had a slight problem; he had an operation just before the Tour de France, otherwise he would have been in the race. So there are a couple of South African riders who are there and can compete on this level.”Very bright highlightsSo, while the Tour de France was dogged by some controversy, including a number of positive doping tests and Michael Rasmussen – at the time the leader of the race – being axed from Team Rabobank and sent home because of lies he had told regarding his whereabouts when out-of-competition doping tests were to have been done on him, there were also some very bright highlights.Apart from the overall victory by the young Spaniard Alberto Contador, many of them were provided by Team Barloworld.They included the out-of-nowhere domination of the King of the Mountains by Maurico Soler, the never-say-die attitude of Robbie Hunter in the sprints, and the stunning performances from the previously little-known team from South Africa, who took up the challenge of facing the big guns with gusto and emerged from the task having gained a new legion of fans. 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Obama Budget Includes $126 Million for Exascale Computing

By on December 16, 2019

first_imgTags:#Government#NYT#web The Obama Administration’s 2012 budget includes $126 million for the development of exascale supercomputing. The last budget marked out only $24 million for supercomputing. Exascale computing systems are said to be capable of 1,000 times the processing power of the fastest computer currently operational, the Chinese Tianhe-1A supercomputer. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science will get $91 million, while the National Nuclear Security Administration will receive $36 million, if the budget is approved by congress.Advanced computing has a DOE total budget about of $465 million, an increase of 21% over 2010. Supercomputers are used to model complex systems. The higher-functioning the supercomputer the more accurate a model can be, whether of weather, war or global warming. Currently, supercomputer processing speeds are rendered in terms of a petaflop, one quadrillion floating point operations per second. Exascale computing, which most experts believe will be achievable by 2021, will increase this a thousandfold. The ability to compute in exabytes seems increasingly necessary as the amount of data available increases cataclysmically. Eight years ago there were only about five exabytes of data online. Two years ago, that amount of flowed over the Internet in a month. But recent estimates put the monthly Internet data flow at 21 exabytes.The problem with reaching this milestone is not so much computing development as it is power requirements. According to supercomputing specialist Peter Kogge, the development of exascale is liable to hit a “power wall.” “(S)uccess in assembling such a machine will demand a coordinated cross-disciplinary effort carried out over a decade or more…to find the right combination of processing circuitry, memory structures, and communications conduits — something that can beat what are normally voracious power requirements down to manageable levels.”To get more of big data on, download ReadWriteWeb’s free report, “The Age of Exabytes: Tools & Approaches For Managing Big Data. Argonne Blue photo by Argonne National Laboratory | other sources: HPCwire, Computerworld Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkinscenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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UAAP Starting 5: Week 6

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgIt’s the second round and the Final Four picture is starting to form.Ateneo and La Salle are well ahead of the competition sitting at No.1 and No.2, respectively. Adamson University and Far Eastern University are in a tight race for No. 3 while National University and University of the Philippines duke it out for No.4.ADVERTISEMENT Rivero showed he can become another focal point in the Green Archers’ offense and be a terror on defense when he put up 20 points, four assists, and five steals in their 75-73 squeaker over FEU.He then closed out the week with another 20-point game against the Fighting Maroons. Guard: Mark Maloles (UE Red Warriors)Mark Maloles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE has another Red Warrior on this list, and it’s another Mark. Mark Maloles helped Olayon play closer for the Red Warriors in their win over NU when he put up 13 points, five in the fourth, and six assists.The reserve point guard also took over the responsibilities of Philip Manalang as the latter struggled with foul trouble against the Bulldogs.Honorable mentions:Issa Gaye (NU Bulldogs)Issa Gaye. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMbala has established himself as the best center this UAAP season and the label of “second-best” is a virtual toss up.Issa Gaye is one of those big men who are gunning to claim possession of the second place in the podium. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What if? Paras plays with idea of teaming up with Clarkson at Gilas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 The high-octane Green Archer, though, reminded the public that they better get used to him as the league’s most dominating force putting a commanding display in Week 6.Mbala led La Salle to a 2-0 week averaging 22.5 points and 16.5 rebound.He also showed his perimeter defense in their 85-62 victory over University of the Philippines as he hounded Paul Desiderio for the full 94 feet of the parquet floor.Mbala, after watching Desiderio torch La Salle for 30 points in UP’2 98-87 first round win, limited the UP skipper to just seven points on 2-of-13 shooting.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img University of the East can still gun for a surprise entrance while University of Santo Tomas is one loss away falling out of contention.Well, here are the seven players responsible for those scenarios: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 shutoutCenter: Ben Mbala (De La Salle Green Archers)Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReigning MVP Ben Mbala produced a lackluster performance by his standardsin Week 5. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Although coming off a 90-77 loss, Gaye produced marvelous numbers against the Red Warriors finishing with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks.Ibrahim Ouattara (UP Fighting Maroons)Ibrahim Ouattara. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOuttara is another promising big man.The Fighting Maroons split their two games this week and Outtara showed respectable consistency in the two matches.Outtara quietly averaged nine points, 11.5 boards, and 2.5 blocks to help UP to a 4-5 record. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo played just one game this week and Thirdy Ravena shone the brightest among the Blue Eagles.In Ateneo’s 71-59 beating of Adamson University, Ravena was the lone Blue Eagle to finish in double figures with 15 points to go along with nine rebounds.Forward: Mark Olayon (UE Red Warriors)Mark Olayon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOh how University of the East become sudden Final Four contenders. The Red Warriors tacked on two straight wins and in honor of those couple of victories, there are two UE representatives on this list. First is lanky forward Mark Olayon.Olayon led UE in its 90-77 stunner of NU that saw the Red Warriors improve to 2-6 and he did that by stuffing the stat sheets. The versatile forward put up 17 points, six rebounds, and eight assists against the Bulldogs.Guard: Ricci Rivero (De La Salle Green Archers) Ricci Rivero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero reminded everyone this week that there is more to La Salle than just Mbala. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

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US sanctions Venezuela TV magnate for alleged currency deals

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgBOGOTA — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on a Venezuelan media magnate close to President Nicolas Maduro’s government for allegedly running a network that stole $2.4 billion from state coffers through corrupt currency deals.The action by the U.S Treasury Department gives Raul Gorrin one year to divest his shares in Globovision, Venezuela’s largest private broadcaster. Globovision is among 24 Gorrin-owned properties and entities in the U.S. and Venezuela also sanctioned by Treasury’s actions on Tuesday.Prosecutors in Miami indicted Gorrin last year on charges of bribing officials in Venezuela’s treasury for contracts to buy dollars at the highly distorted official exchange rate. He then would allegedly resell the hard currency on the black market for huge gains.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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