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Press club attacked in Peshawar, journalists arrested in tribal areas

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first_img Organisation PakistanAsia – Pacific News to go further Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Receive email alerts News January 28, 2021 Find out more June 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press club attacked in Peshawar, journalists arrested in tribal areas Follow the news on Pakistancenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Reporters Without Borders protested strongly today about an attack by supporters of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-QA) on Peshawar’s press club, in which several journalists and others were injured.It deplored the 29 June attack on what it called a “symbolic and traditionally peaceful place” by people who were “easy to identify” and called for them to be arrested and punished. “At this delicate time after journalist Hayatullah Khan’s murder, it is very important that journalists are protected when doing their job,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.The party militants attacked the building during a press conference given by three dissident party figures. Journalists offered to let them speak after the dissidents, but they rejected the offer and set about journalists, employees and dissident supporters with sticks and AK47 rifles. Police arrested six of the attackers and seized weapons.The press club has been attacked before but this was the first time by supporters of the ruling party. Local journalists said it was an attempt to stop the press doing its job, especially investigating Hayatullah Khan’s murder. Press club president Syed Bukhar Shah told Reporters Without Borders it was “an act of terrorism.”The journalists have started legal action against the attackers under the anti-terrorist law and also filed a complaint against federal minister of political affairs Amir Muqaam, who is head of the provincial branch of the PML-QA, and against one of the party’s provincial MPs, Nighat Orakzai.Elsewhere, journalists Khalil Afridi, of the Urdu-language daily Khabrian, Sudhir Afridi, of the daily Frontier Post, and Abu Zar Afridi, of the Urdu-language daily Express, were held for a day on 26 June by the authorities in the Khyber Tribal Area. They had just interviewed a religious leader being sought by the security services.Asif Wadood, an investigative reporter for the Urdu-language daily Aaj, was summoned by officials of the provincial chief minister’s office in Peshawar on 16 June after revealing details of the budget of the province, which is run by the Islamist MMA party. They tried to make him reveal his sources but he refused. RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirelast_img read more

Leon Bridges Bears His Soul For An Awesome Night Of Music In Richmond [Review/Gallery]

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first_imgLoad remaining images That warm feeling when you go down a hill, and as you gain speed, and race toward the bottom, it hits your stomach, fires off your pleasure receptors, and sends you into a state of euphoria. Leon Bridges gives you that same feeling when he comes out on stage and begins to work the crowd, and did so at The National in Richmond, VA when he performed last night.Passing through security, ticket in hand, fans shuffled inside, eager to hear a new take on the soulful sound of the singers past. Bridges takes you for a ride back to when men wouldn’t walk outside to the mailbox without being outfitted in a sharp suit and hat. Right from the start, everything was “Smooth Sailin” before getting a little “Out Of Line” with a “Whole Lotta Woman” and a “Pull Away” into a short musical break. Then came “The Juice,” which squeezed into “Better Man,” before he found his way into the hit song, “Brown Skin Girl.”Bridges, 27 years old, sings soulful songs similar in style to Sam Cooke and the R&B sound of the 50’s and 60’s. Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Bridges carries himself with the style and pose of a true Southern gentlemen. He doesn’t just dress the part. Bridges made sure to take time during the show to give a shout out to his Mother (like a true good mannered southern gentlemen), as the next song in the set bore her name, “Lisa Sawyer.”With a shout out to the band’s home state of Texas, Leon and his band fired things up with a twangy Texas slide guitar heavy tribute to the Lone Star State, “Texas Sun.” “Hold On” and “Flowers” came next, as Bridges and his six-piece backing band got the entire audience “Twisting and Groovin.” Bridges announced to the audience that the next song was written in 2012 at his mother’s house, as “Coming Home” starts off with Brittani Jessie laying out some beautiful vocals before Leon came in and delivered the sweet soulful sounds of the title track to his Grammy nominated debut album. The audience even got into it and began singing along, as he turned the mic on the audience for some fun call and response type vocals. Bridges was clearly loving it, mentioning to the crowd that he’s never had audience participation like that of the crowd at the sold out historic Richmond venue that night.Afterwards, the lights dimmed down low, with only a silhouette of Bridges seen on stage. Bridges picked up his semi-hollow body sunburst guitar and took the audience down to the soothing sound of the “River.”Bridges then exited the stage, and the crew began to break down the microphone stands. ‘What!?, No encore??’ one fan snarked. As some left the venues, thoise who remained only got louder and louder, refusing to leave without an encore. Stage hands returned microphones to their places, and with a roar of the crowd, Leon and his soulful sextet returned to the stage.Leon took the mic and told the audience, with a reminiscent tone, about growing up watching the performer of the next song sing and dance on TV during his youth. A large group of girls began to scream, as Bridges began his slow sexy soulful R&B rendition of Ginuwine’s popular hit, “Pony.” Feeling off the audience’s energy, Bridges and company kept things going with a hot version of “Pussyfooting” that went into a jam, with Leon improvising lyrics that reflected on his trip to Virginia and some of the audience members lucky enough to be in the first few rows.To wrap up the night, Bridges and his band busted out their hardest rocking song of the night, “Mississippi Kisses.” This wasn’t just smooth soul, this was full on rock n’ roll! Heavy guitar riffs with an explosive sax brought that ‘down in New Orleans’ sound to the stage, concluding the show with all out barn burner to bring the ride to an end for the Richmond crowd.Check out a full gallery and the setlist, below.Setlist: Leon Bridges at The National, Richmond, VA – 10/2/16Set: Smooth Sailin’, Out Of Line, Whole Lotta Woman, Pull Away, The Juice, Better Man, Brown Skin Girl, Golden Room, Lonely Road, Lisa Sawyer, Texas Sun, Hold On, Flowers, Twisting and Groovin’, Daisy Mae, Shine, Coming Home, RiverEncore: Pony, Pussyfootin, Mississippi Kisseslast_img read more

Destination Adventure! Road Trip and Gear Giveaway

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first_imgThis contest is over. Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the www.blueridgeoutdoors.com contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on August 15, 2018 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mis-transcribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before August 15, 2018 – date and time subject to change. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. One entry per person or two entries per person if partnership opt-in box above is checked. A two-night stay in a Fair Stone State Park Yurt in Patrick County where a gift basket of Patrick County made goodies will be waiting for you. The stay also includes a two-hour kayak/canoe rental.A two-night stay at the Claiborne House in Rocky Mount, an 1895 Queen Anne style bed and breakfast.Three gift certificates for food and coffee in Rocky Mount including:$25 to Whole Bean Coffee House$50 to Ippy’s Restaurant & Lounge$50 to Buddy’s BBQTwo tickets to the Harvester Performance Center.Enter to win below:center_img This summer, take a Virginia road trip on us…In conjunction with our annual Road Trips Issue, we’re giving away an incredible road trip through Franklin County and Patrick County Virginia. You’ll also win a gear pack from Gregory Packs and Native Eyewear.Your road trip includes…last_img read more

Pride pull off dramatic two-wicket win over Jaguars to ease into semi-finals

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first_imgCAVE HILL, Barbados, (CMC) – A sterling effort by Guyana Jaguars proved fruitless in the end as unbeaten Barbados Pride pulled off a dramatic two-wicket win in the last over to ease into the semi-finals of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Defending 187 in a low-scoring contest at 3Ws Oval, Jaguars rallied to take the game into the last over before succumbing to their third defeat with three balls remaining.Pride seemed assured of victory at 119 for two in the 36th over but Barbadian left-seamer Raymon Reifer and fast bowler Ronsford Beaton scythed through the innings, triggering a collapse which saw six wickets tumble for just 61 runs.With Pride needing six runs from the nerve-wracking last over bowled by Reifer, Jomel Warrican (two not out) got a single off the first delivery but Carlos Brathwaite (11 not out) failed to score off the second ball.However, the West Indies Twenty20 star then cleared the ropes at long off with the third ball, to hand Pride an emphatic victory – their sixth on the trot in the competition which booked them their spot in the final four.Shai Hope top-scored with 63 – his first score of merit in the series – while all-rounder Kevin Stoute, in for his first game stroked 51.Reifer led the Jaguars attack admirably with four for 46 while Beaton claimed two for 41.The victory took Pride to 28 points while Jaguars, who started the tournament with two defeats but rebounded to win their next three games, remained on 13 points.Sent in earlier, Jaguars suffered a serious batting failure and could only muster a lowly 186 all out off 50 overs.Veerasammy Permaul, batting at number nine, top-scored with 32 while opener Rajindra Chandrika struck 30 and wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble weighed in with 29.Ashley Nurse continued his wicket-taking form with three for 28 while fellow off-spinner Roston Chase (2-21) and seamer Jason Holder (2-42) finished with two wickets apiece.Jaguars appeared to be cruising when Chandrika and Assad Fudadin (18) put on 58 for the first wicket before the rot set in and they lost seven wickets for 61 runs to slump to 119 for seven in the 37th over.Chandrika was fluent in his 43-ball knock which included six fours before he was bowled by Nurse in the 14th over and the left-handed Fudadin followed in the next over, caught at extra cover off Chase.Captain Leon Johnson, who made 21, added 26 for the third with Chris Barnwell who scored six before he was run out at 86 for three in the 23rd over and with just one run added in the next over, veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul was caught and bowled by Nurse for one.With the innings collapsing, Permaul and Bramble combined in a 42-run, eighth wicket stand which helped Jaguars scrape past the 150-run mark.In reply, Pride lost the dependable Kraigg Brathwaite in the third over for three, nicking Reifer behind with 10 runs on the board.Hope then inspired two partnerships to put Pride fully in control. First, he put on 60 for the second wicket with Stoute who struck five fours in a 61-ball knock before holing out to long-off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.Hope, who faced 129 balls and counted four fours, added a further 39 for the third wicket with Jonathan Carter who struck a four and a six in scoring 17.When Carter swept left-arm spinner Permaul and was caught behind square by substitute Shimron Hetmyer, Pride suddenly went into decline losing a cluster of wickets, setting up a frenzied finish.JAGUARSA Fudadin c Warrican b Chase 18R Chandrika b Nurse 30*L Johnson c Warrican b Nurse 21C Barnwell run out 6S Chanderpaul c and b Nurse 1R Reifer c wkp Hope b K Brathwaite 21+A Bramble c Cummins b Holder 29S Jacobs c Holder b Chase 2V Permaul c C Brathwaite b Holder 32D Bishoo c Chase b C Brathwaite 1R Beaton not out 7Extras (lb4, w11, nb3) 18TOTAL (all out, 50 overs) 186Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-60, 3-86, 4-87, 5-100, 6-114, 7-119, 8-161, 9-169, 10-186.Bowling: Cummins 7-0-31-0 (w4, nb3), Holder 9-0-43-2 (w5), Nurse 10-0-28-3 (w1), Chase 10-2-21-2, Warrican 5-0-28-0, K Brathwaite 6-0-19-1 (w1), C Brathwaite 3-0-12-1.PRIDEK Brathwaite c wkp Bramble b Reifer 3K Stoute c Chandrika b Bishoo 51+S Hope c wkp Bramble b Reifer 63J Carter c sub (Hetmyer) b Permaul 17R Chase c wkp Bramble b Reifer 3S Dowrich c sub (Hetmyer) b Beaton 6*J Holder c Johnson b Reifer 22C Brathwaite not out 11A Nurse b Beaton 1J Warrican not out 2Extras (lb2, w2, pen5) 9TOTAL (8 wkts, 49.3 overs) 188Did not bat: J Warrican.Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-80, 3-119, 4-127, 5-146, 6-160, 7-177, 8-180.Bowling: Beaton 10-1-41-2 (w1), Permaul 10-0-23-1 (w1), Reifer 8.3-0-46-4, Jacobs 10-1-40-0, Bishoo 10-1-26-1, Barnwell 1-0-5-0.Points: Pride 4, Jaguars 0.last_img read more

Biden calls Ennis to congratulate Syracuse star on 35-foot buzzer-beater

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first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textEnnis caught the inbound pass from Jerami Grant with 4.4 seconds. He took four dribbles, weaving around Pitt defenders. Then he pulled up from way beyond the arc, swishing the 3 as time expired. Ennis ran down toward the other end of the court before being mobbed by his teammates. The shot kept No. 1 Syracuse’s undefeated season alive and bumped the Orange’s record to 24-0 and 11-0 in conference play. SU takes on North Carolina State on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Tyler Ennis’ shot quickly turned an ugly game into an instant classic. It added to his growing legend at Syracuse. It earned the No. 1 spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.It even elicited a phone call from vice president of the United States Joe Biden. Biden, an alumnus of SU’s law school, called Ennis on Thursday after his 35-foot buzzer-beater gave the Orange a thrilling 58-56 win over No. 25 Pittsburgh the night before. Published on February 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more