Moroccan authorities asked to stop harassing leading investigative reporter

first_img News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Conflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara to go further June 25, 2020 Moroccan authorities asked to stop harassing leading investigative reporter Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independenceProtecting sources Conflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Radi, 33, who is the co-creator of the news website Le Desk and is well known for his coverage of protests and corruption, announced yesterday that he has been summoned for questioning today by a unit at the Directorate General for National Security.The prosecutor’s office issued a statement describing the summons as part of an investigation into Radi’s alleged involvement in a case of receiving “funds from abroad in connection with intelligence services.”The summons came just three days after Amnesty International reported that the Moroccan authorities had used a spyware app called Pegasus developed by the Israeli technology company NSO Group to hack into Radi’s phone and monitor his activities.“Instead of shedding light on the illegal surveillance of Omar Radi, the Moroccan authorities have preferred to target this journalist and initiate proceedings against him on the sole basis of unverified information circulating on social networks,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “We urge them to immediately cease their harassment of an independent journalist who has just done his job and who is now facing up to five years in prison.”Radi was given a suspended sentence of four months in prison on 17 March for an April 2019 tweet criticizing a Casablanca appeal court judge’s decision to impose sentences of up to 20 years in prison on a total of 42 people for participating in the “Hirak” protests in northern Morocco’s Rif region in 2016 and 2017.Describing the judge as an “executioner”, Radi tweeted: “These shameless officials should be neither forgotten nor forgiven.”Morocco is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News April 15, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Moroccan authorities to stop harassing Omar Radi, an investigative reporter and human right defender who has been summoned for questioning by security officials in Casablanca today. Help by sharing this information News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists June 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Women’s soccer team aims to remain undefeated in Florida

first_imgSenior defender Ally Prisock started all 20 games for USC last season at the back line and is currently a member of the U.S. Youth Women’s National Team U-19 Squad. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The Trojans face a tough test this weekend as they travel to Florida to face No. 4 Florida State and No. 22 Florida. The Trojans will look to overcome what appears to be the toughest back-to-back series of the season.USC is coming off an impressive display last weekend when the team added two victories to its record and scored 11 goals in the process. The Trojans moved up in the United Soccer Coaches ranking to No. 7 following their performances against Cal Poly and Pepperdine.The team’s key player was redshirt sophomore Savannah DeMelo who was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week. She had a fine performance in the attacking midfield position against Cal Poly and notched 2 goals against Pepperdine over the weekend.“I thought [DeMelo] was really good. She’s got great ability to break people down and dribble,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said after the Cal Poly game. “But I want to see her connect more passes and be a little bit more dangerous on the pass, but all in all, she’s our 10 and she plays that way for sure.”The front three partnership of DeMelo, redshirt junior Natalie Jacobs and senior striker Leah Pruitt has proven to be one of the best in the country. Pruitt has done a great job running the channels and creating open spaces to score or assist goals while Jacobs has impressed by being in the right place to create opportunities to score and work hard off the ball. DeMelo has done her job linking up plays from the top of the midfield to create even more opportunities for Pruitt and Jacobs, as well as creating spaces for other midfielders like sophomore Tara McKeown.“I think [DeMelo and I] work really well off each other,” Pruitt said over the weekend. “We work hard for each other too. And I think having [Jacobs] up top too will be a really good addition. I think we’ll be a cool little trifecta.”Moreover, senior defender and captain Ally Prisock has looked very composed at the back so far this season. Prisock was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list at the start of the season. She looks to maintain solidity at the back and prevent teams from playing any kind of counter-attacking soccer.The Women of Troy will battle the No. 4 Seminoles on Friday at 4 p.m. Like USC, the Seminoles have started the season undefeated with four wins in a row. Most recently, the Seminoles took on Middle Tennessee and Wisconsin and comfortably won each game, 3-0. On Sunday, the Trojans will travel to Gainesville, Fla. to take on the Florida Gators at 3 p.m. Unlike the Seminoles, the Gators lost their last two games to Ohio State and Oklahoma State. They were ranked No. 5 prior to those games, and now face three ranked opponents including USC. “Florida State is always really organized and [a] very technical [team],” McAlpine said. “They have the ability to break you down with the pass, which I think is very unique with teams. We are going to have to be very sharp in our defending and communicate really well to stop them. And Florida is not that different […] Both teams are going to be very, very good opponents that we are going to have to be sharp and they’re really going to test us.”While the Trojans face tough opponents on the road, they look to continue on their impressive form and stay undefeated when they return to Los Angeles.last_img read more

Bruh moment of 23rd October 2019: When Zlatan Ibrahimović single handedly demolished Anderlecht with…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky SportsAdvertisement bml94NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsl8ifWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epkaj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ce8mWould you ever consider trying this?😱z99Can your students do this? 🌚xy1ylRoller skating! Powered by Firework 23rd October, a pretty normal day to European football clubs, except, the Belgian elites R.S.C. Anderlecht. Why, you ask? This day on 2014 proved to be a nightmare for them, as their UEFA Champions League match against Paris Saint Germain saw a 5-0 defeat, and thanks to one special, special player- Zlatan Ibrahimović, who delivered four goals on his own into the back of the net. yes, FOUR.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky SportsThe 2013-14 UCL Group C face off at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels still haunts the Paars-wit, as manager Laurent Blanc with his star studded PSG squad raided the home team, and the man leading the charge was the club captain Zlatan, 33 year old back then.The Swedish attacker, who arrived at the Parc des Princes in 2012 from AC Milan, opened up the scoreline in the 17th minute, and three more in the 22nd, 36th and 62nd minute. The Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani was the solo contributor along with him, adding up with a goal in the 52nd minute.Advertisement Enjoy the highlights below, courtesy to English football magazine Mundial’s official Twitter handle.The Parisians topped Group C, but were eliminated in the quarter finals by Chelsea. The La Liga giants Real Madrid went on to win the trophy, their 10th Champions League title. Advertisementlast_img read more

New heights reached at end of the ASCENT journey

first_img“More and more people are seeking out wild and beautiful yet fragile landscapes and the challenge of protecting these landscapes from visitor pressures is global” delegates at the ‘ASCENT to Summit’ European Conference in Dungloe were told on Wednesday.This conference which was hosted in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe marks the end of the ASCENT project which was set up to find ways to allow visitors to enjoy those landscapes, while still protecting them.Donegal County Council along with a number of regions from across Europe first embarked on this journey back in 2016 to look at sustainable management at seven unique upland sites including Errigal Mountain in Donegal. The Summit of Errigal Mountain which is one of seven unique upland sites considered as part of the EU ASCENT project looking at new ways to conserve, protect and sustain these natural sites without taking from the experience they offerLiam Ward, Director of Service Donegal County Council and Chairperson of the ASCENT Steering Committee, explained that the conference was a culmination of research and exchange of international best practice across the Northern Periphery Area of Europe.He said “Donegal County Council managed the three year project and worked with multi-region European partners whose collective experience created new ways to conserve, protect and sustain these natural sites without taking from the experience they offer”.He also acknowledged the support of the INTERREG VB Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (2014 – 2020), which allowed for the implementation of innovative measures to better manage and conserve the seven sites of natural beauty for future generations.25 delegates from across the Northern Periphery and Arctic Area of Europe travelled to Dungloe to attend the project’s closing conference on Wednesday last (26th June). European delegates attending the ASCENT to Summit Conference hosted by Donegal County Council in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe on Wednesday with Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan and Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely.Speaking at the conference An Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan explained that “while this marks the end of the ASCENT journey; like all journeys its legacy will continue on the path to sustainable management”.Speaking about the work in Donegal he added “through the commitment of local, regional and national stakeholders, and the community of Dunlewey, in working with Donegal County Council, only then was it possible to find and formulate a solution for one of Ireland’s most important upland sites.”Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan launching the ASCENT Conference Report at the ASCENT to Summit European Conference in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe on Wednesday.Mr Trygve Sunde Kolderup from Norwegian Scenic Hikes speaking at the ASCENT to Summit European Conference in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe on Wednesday.A planning application for Habitat Restoration and Sustainable Access was approved by Donegal County Council on April 24th 2019, which allowed for trialling works to commence across two sites in most need of repair on Donegal’s highest peak.Seven people from Dunlewey and the Sliabh Liag area took part in an upskilling programme on Errigal last week learning more about the highly skilled hand built techniques required for path work ensuring that the necessary skills for upland path repair and maintenance are retained within the local community.Rosita Mahony from Donegal County Council explained that “the ASCENT project demonstrated the value of international partnerships in meeting environmental challenges, finding solutions, encouraging responsible recreation and importantly, empowering local communities to respond to future challenges.” In recognition of its contribution to managing uplands sustainably, the ASCENT project recently received an award for innovation in the Environment sector from the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) in Belfast, Northern Ireland.The conference concluded with Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan and the Deputy Chair of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Cllr Terry Andrews officially launching the ASCENT Conference Report, which provides a key resource to better inform the sustainable management in European Uplands and Natural Environments.  The achievements of those who completed the upskilling programme were also formally acknowledged.Brendan O’Donnell from Dunlewey receiving training certificate from Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nicholas Crossan and Andres Arnalds at the ASCENT to Summit European Conference in the Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe on Wednesday.New heights reached at end of the ASCENT journey was last modified: June 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:ASCENTErrigallast_img read more

Neitsi 10pcs 18inch Colored Highlight Synthetic Clip on in Hair Extensions Purple : hey just come apart too easily. Also

first_imgEasy to put in, but must place carefully so the clip part cannot be seen through hair. Wore to a party and stayed in for the whole party which lasted for about 5 hours. Cut to the length of your hair depending on where you place them. Colour is as vibrant and bold as it is in the picture (for purple. Nice material, colour and quality, ideal for halloween. Clearly fake hair but great to brighten up boring hair. Great they worked very well 1st used anything like this and was very impressed. Neitsi 10pcs 18inch Colored Highlight Synthetic Clip on in Hair Extensions PurpleThis is for 10pcs colored synthetic clip in hair extensions.100% high quality fiber, each pack contains 10pcsWeight: 8~10g/pc(80~100g/pack); Length: 18inch (45cm).Straight hair texture can be curled and straightened to match your hair styleColors might vary on different monitor. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-14 01:23:17Reviewed Item Neitsi 10pcs 18inch Colored Highlight Synthetic Clip on in Hair Extensions PurpleRating 2.0 / 5  stars, based on  10  reviews Clearly fake hair but great to brighten up boring hair. Omg these are amazing i love them – fast delivery and they felt soft too. For my daughters world book day clips are terrible to be fair always tip back and hair comes out alot but for the price can’t complain so i suppose they were ok. For my daughters world book day clips are terrible to be fair always tip back and hair comes out alot but for the price can’t complain so i suppose they were ok. Nice material, colour and quality, ideal for halloween. Great they worked very well 1st used anything like this and was very impressed. Easy to put in, but must place carefully so the clip part cannot be seen through hair. Wore to a party and stayed in for the whole party which lasted for about 5 hours. Cut to the length of your hair depending on where you place them. Colour is as vibrant and bold as it is in the picture (for purple. Omg these are amazing i love them – fast delivery and they felt soft too. center_img Posted on November 14, 2017Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HairpiecesTags Neitsilast_img read more

Pingris wants to see more from Acox amid subpar showing in semis

first_img“As an import, I’m not satisfied,” Pingris said in Filipino after Star suffered a 98-74 beatdown in Game 2 Tuesday night.Acox is known for his rebounding and that’s also the primary reason why Star opted to replace the prolific scorer Malcolm Hill.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 shutoutHe is posting 14 boards a game in the semis. But with the situation that his team is in, he needs to do more than that if the Hotshots would keep their season alive in Game 3 on Thursday.On the other hand, Allen Durham is playing like the reigning Best Import and is showing why he’s tipped to win the award again. Stalzer returns to PSL, jumps ship from Foton to Petron BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next PBA IMAGESVeteran Star forward Marc Pingris wants to see more production from import Kris Acox, who has been subpar in the Hotshots’ semifinals series against the Meralco Bolts.Through two games, Acox only has had little to show on offense, averaging just 8 points on 35% shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “It’s going to be hard [to win in Game 3] but we’re going to try. It’s really going to be tough.” Durham has been nothing short but menacing, averaging 22 points, 24 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the semis.But the Hotshots’ woes aren’t just due to Acox’s poor play.Pingris said the locals should also step up.In Game 2, Star only had two players in double-digit scoring with Mark Barroca tallying 16 points. The other was Mon Abundo, the third-string point guard, who got extended playing time with Paul Lee nursing a left knee injury.“We also need to help him (Acox). It shouldn’t be just all him. The locals also need to help out,” said Pingris, who also has his fair share of struggles in the series, averaging 4.5 points and 5.5 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

ICC confirms Bangalore as venue for India-England Cup tie

first_imgThe ICC on Monday confirmed its decision to relocate the venue for the India versus England World Cup match, which had been originally scheduled for Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 27 February. It will now take place in Bangalore on the same date. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.The match was earlier moved from Eden Gardens after the International Council of Cricket (ICC) deemed it unfit to host the clash.On the basis of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recommendation, the ICC has confirmed that the match will now take place at in Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium.The ICC has also outlined a schedule of works that need to be carried out at Eden Gardens before taking final decision on the other three matches — Ireland-South Africa (March 15), Ireland-Holland (March 18) and Kenya-Zimbabwe (March 20) — scheduled in the city.An ICC press release quoting ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said, “This decision now clarifies and gives us certainty over the fixture.”An inspection team will now visit Kolkata on February 7 to assess the progress in line with the latest schedule.last_img read more

9 months agoAC Milan coach Gattuso: No reason to feel intimidated facing Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso: No reason to feel intimidated facing Juventusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso insists there’s no reason to feel intimidated facing Juventus in the Supercoppa.The match is being held in Saudi Arabia.Gattuso said, “I felt the tension more as a player than a Coach. It’s completely different. We are up against a side that has been dominant in Italy and Europe for eight years, they know how to play for trophies, but it’s important for us to be here and feel this experience too.“We’ve got to play our game with a relaxed approach, because the strongest team doesn’t always win in a one-off match. We want to see a great performance to beat Juve tomorrow, we’re well aware of that.“I am a man who often follows his instinct and for the last five years in this profession my focus has been on being as credible as possible in the eyes of my players. I say with great honesty, I am not thinking of myself, but what this game can represent for my players.“I want to help them realise we can do it, we can raise the bar and push through the limits. I don’t want to see us panic or fall apart at the first error. I don’t want to see a repeat of Olympiacos, a game we had in our grasp and threw it away. At the first error, we lose all our confidence. It has been happening to Milan for a long time, even before I got here, and I want to see this team maintain its courage.” last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd midfielder Paul Pogba fit to face Rochdale

first_imgMan Utd midfielder Paul Pogba fit to face Rochdaleby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is fit to face Rochdale in the Carabao Cup tomorrow.United host the League One side in the third round of the Carabao Cup and will be boosted by the return of Pogba, who has missed the last three games against Leicester, Astana and West Ham.Solskjaer said: “He’ll probably get some minutes against Rochdale. “But we definitely think he’s ready for Arsenal.”Also returning is 17-year-old striker Mason Greenwood, fresh from his match-winning goal against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

22 days agoArsenal fullback Bellerin: Injury made me a better player

first_imgArsenal fullback Bellerin: Injury made me a better playerby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHector Bellerin says he’s a better player after going through a long-term injury. The Spaniard made his second appearance of the seasonin the 4-0 win over Standard Liege on Thursday.Bellerin has returned from a knee injury he sustained in January and believes the experience improved him as a footballer.He told BT Sport: “It’s one of the best feelings to be back.”It has made me more mature, it has made me a better player I am so thankful for everyone around me, they have made it easier for me and I am now happy to be back playing football.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img