Tit-for-tat arrests of journalists continue

first_imgAwad was arrested at around 8 a.m. at his home in Deir Al-Balah by the Hamas interior ministry’s security forces and was interrogated for more than 10 hours about his work for Wissal and, in particular, a programme about the living conditions of the Gaza Strip’s inhabitants. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists “It is hard to keep track of all the arrests of journalists being made by each side,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is getting ridiculous. We appeal to Fatah and Hamas to put a stop to this endless cycle.” There has been a wave of arrests of Al-Aqsa journalists and cameramen in recent months. Cameraman Oussid Amarena, who had already been arrested at least twice in September, was arrested again on 13 November in Bethlehem. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Other recently arrested Al-Aqsa employees include Alaa Al-Titi on 12 November in Hebron, Tariq Abu Zayd on 8 November in Jenin (and on 20 August), Farid Al-Sid on 2 November in Tulkarem, Bilal Al-Tahrir on 2 November in Nablus and Moussa Sadiqi on 21 October in Nablus. Murad Abu Al-Baha, a Nablus-based Hamas information office, was arrested on 24 September. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Eshtawi’s latest arrest came amid Hamas celebrations to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Islamist group’s creation and was preceded by the arrest of Ziyad Ismail Awad, the Kuwaiti TV station Wissal’s head of programming, on 13 December in the Gaza Strip. Follow the news on Palestine Reporters Without Borders deplores the continuing tit-for-tat arrests of journalists by Palestinian political rivals Hamas and Fatah, each side carrying out an arrest in response to an arrest by the other faction. RSF_en December 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tit-for-tat arrests of journalists continue PalestineMiddle East – North Africa center_img News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more News The latest victim is Mohammed Eshtawi, the head of pro-Hamas satellite TV station Al-Aqsa’s operations in the West Bank, who was arrested by the Palestinian Authority’s security forces in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 14 December. He was previously arrested a month ago at his home in Tulkarem and, before that, was detained from 30 August to 2 September. May 16, 2021 Find out more News May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Newslast_img read more

Coronavirus has come to Michiana: Here’s what you need to know

first_img Facebook Coronavirus has come to Michiana: Here’s what you need to know By Tommie Lee – March 11, 2020 1 1038 If you are a healthcare provider or a public health responder caring for a COVID-19 patient, please take care of yourself and follow recommended infection control procedures.If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill are able to isolate at home.If you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and you develop COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill are able to isolate at home. Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp (photo/CDC) The first positive test for coronavirus in Michiana was identified in St. Joseph County on Wednesday, March 11th.The virus was found in a male patient in his 50s who has quarantined at home and was said to have been tested away from other patients.County health officials are echoing the advice of CDC officials and suggesting people follow common sense health practices, as well as avoiding public gatherings.The latest information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.htmlFrom The State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov/isdh/28470.htmFrom The State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/CoronavirusFrom The South Bend Community School Corporation: http://sb.school/cms/One.aspx?portalId=68976&pageId=23551606From The University of Notre Dame: https://coronavirus.nd.edu/From Indiana University: https://coronavirus.iu.edu/index.htmlFrom Purdue University: https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2020/Q1/need-to-know-info-about-covid-2019.html_______________________________________Coronavirus information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:Background CDC has deployed multidisciplinary teams to support state health departments case identification, contact tracing, clinical management, and public communications.CDC has worked with federal partners to support the safe return of Americans overseas who have been affected by COVID-19. CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concernexternal icon” (PHEIC). On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. On March 11, 2020 WHO publiclyexternal icon characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.Source and Spread of the VirusCoronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2).The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV.  All three of these viruses have their origins in bats. The sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted, suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir.Early on, many of the patients at the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China had some link to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Later, a growing number of patients reportedly did not have exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread. Person-to-person spread was subsequently reported outside Hubei and in countries outside China, including in the United States. Some international destinations now have apparent community spread with the virus that causes COVID-19, as do some parts of the United States. Community spread means some people have been infected and it is not known how or where they became exposed. Learn what is known about the spread of this newly emerged coronaviruses. An important part of CDC’s role during a public health emergency is to develop a test for the pathogen and equip state and local public health labs with testing capacity.CDC developed an rRT-PCR test to diagnose COVID-19.As of the evening of March 8, 78 state and local public health labs in 50 states and the District of Columbia have successfully verified and are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests.Combined with other reagents that CDC has procured, there are enough testing kits to test more than 75,000 people.In addition, CDC has two laboratories conducting testing for the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC can test approximately 350 specimens per day.Commercial labs are working to develop their own tests that hopefully will be available soon. This will allow a greater number of tests to happen close to where potential cases are. CDC has grown the COVID-19 virus in cell culture, which is necessary for further studies, including for additional genetic characterization. The cell-grown virus was sent to NIH’s BEI Resources Repositoryexternal icon for use by the broad scientific community.CDC also is developing a serology test for COVID-19.CDC RecommendsEveryone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:Individuals and communities should familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.Older people and people with severe chronic conditions should take special precautions because they are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.If you are a healthcare provider, be on the look-out for:People who recently traveled from China or another affected area and who have symptoms associated with COVID-19, andPeople who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or patients with pneumonia of unknown cause. (Consult the most recent definition for patients under investigation [PUIs].) Pinterest Situation in U.S.In addition to CDC, many public health laboratories are now testing for the virus that causes COVID-19. View CDC’s Public Health Laboratory Testing map.With this increase in testing, more and more states are reporting cases of COVID-19 to CDC. View latest case counts, deaths, and a map of states with reported cases.U.S. COVID-19 cases include:Imported cases in travelersCases among close contacts of a known caseCommunity-acquired cases where the source of the infection is unknown. Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Global Mapcenter_img CDC has issued clinical guidance, including:On January 30, CDC published guidance for healthcare professionals on the clinical care of  COVID-19 patients.On February 3, CDC posted guidance for assessing the potential risk for various exposures to COVID-19 and managing those people appropriately.On February 27, CDC updated its criteria to guide evaluation of persons under investigation for COVID-19.On March 8, CDC issued a Health Alert Network (HAN). COVID-19 cases in the U.S. This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Illness SeverityThe complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully known. Reported illnesses have ranged from very mild (including some with no reported symptoms) to severe, including illness resulting in death. While information so far suggests that most COVID-19 illness is mild, a reportexternal icon out of China suggests serious illness occurs in 16% of cases. Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example — seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.Learn more about the symptoms associated with COVID-19.There are ongoing investigations to learn more. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.Risk AssessmentOutbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. The risk to the general public from these outbreaks depends on characteristics of the virus, including how well it spreads between people; the severity of resulting illness; and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus (for example, vaccines or medications that can treat the illness). That this disease has caused severe illness, including illness resulting in death is concerning, especially since it has also shown sustained person-to-person spread in several places. These factors meet two of the criteria of a pandemic. As community spread is detected in more and more countries, the world moves closer toward meeting the third criteria, worldwide spread of the new virus.It is important to note that current circumstances suggest it is likely that this virus will cause a pandemic. This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC’s risk assessment will be updated as needed.Current risk assessment:For the majority of people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. There is not widespread circulation in most communities in the United States.People in places where ongoing community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated risk of exposure, with increase in risk dependent on the location.Healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 are at elevated risk of exposure.Close contacts of persons with COVID-19 also are at elevated risk of exposure.Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring also are at elevated risk of exposure, with increase in risk dependent on location.CDC has developed guidance to help in the risk assessment and management of people with potential exposures to COVID-19.What May HappenMore cases of COVID-19 are likely to be identified in the United States in the coming days, including more instances of community spread. It’s likely that at some point, widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur. Widespread transmission of COVID-19 would translate into large numbers of people needing medical care at the same time. Schools, childcare centers, and workplaces, may experience more absenteeism. Mass gatherings may be sparsely attended or postponed. Public health and healthcare systems may become overloaded, with elevated rates of hospitalizations and deaths. Other critical infrastructure, such as law enforcement, emergency medical services, and sectors of the transportation industry may also be affected. Healthcare providers and hospitals may be overwhelmed. At this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no medications approved to treat it. Nonpharmaceutical interventions would be the most important response strategy.CDC ResponseGlobal efforts at this time are focused concurrently on lessening the spread and impact of this virus. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this public health threat.CDC is implementing its pandemic preparedness and response plans, working on multiple fronts, including providing specific guidance on measures to prepare communities to respond to local spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. There is an abundance of pandemic guidance developed in anticipation of an influenza pandemic that is being adapted for a potential COVID-19 pandemic.Highlights of CDC’s ResponseCDC established a COVID-19 Incident Management System on January 7, 2020. On January 21, CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to better provide ongoing support to the COVID-19 response.The U.S. government has taken unprecedented steps with respect to travel in response to the growing public health threat posed by this new coronavirus:Foreign nationals who have been in China or Iran within the past 14 days cannot enter the United States.U.S. citizens, residents, and their immediate family members who have been in China or Iran within in the past 14 days can enter the United States, but they are subject to health monitoring and possible quarantine for up to 14 days.On March 8, CDC recommended that people at higher risk of serious COVID-19 illness avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.Additionally, CDC has issued the following additional specific travel guidance related to COVID-19. View larger image and see a list of locations Twitter For people who are ill with COVID-19, but are not sick enough to be hospitalized, please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness.If you have been in China or another affected area or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you will face some limitations on your movement and activity. Please follow instructions during this time. Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try to slow spread of this virus.Other Available ResourcesThe following resources are available with information on COVID-19World Health Organization, Coronavirus CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleSt. Joseph County has identified its first positive coronavirus testNext articleCoronavirus has come to Michiana: Here’s what you need to know Tommie Leelast_img read more

Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women’s World Cup

first_imgInfantino supportThe 2019 World Cup in France was hailed as a watershed for global interest in the women’s game and FIFA President Gianni Infantino personally drove the campaign to increase the field to 32 teams from 24 for 2023.Infantino had also expressed a preference for the successful Australia/New Zealand bid during the FIFA Council meeting.Colombia, who were hoping to become the first South American nation to hold the tournament, were disappointed at the decision but vowed to keep fighting to host a major FIFA event.”We wanted the seat of the Women’s World Cup 2023 for Colombia and we gave everything to get it,” the country’s sports Ministry wrote on twitter.”We will work more strongly to bring another World Cup to Colombia. With the efforts of all, women’s soccer [here]…will keep growing.”Infantino said the women’s tournament should head to South America soon and suggested that increasing the regularity of the tournament to every two years, instead of a four-year gap, was worth considering.”It is something we will look at,” he told reporters after praising the bid process’s transparency.FIFA published details of their bid evaluation process and released all the individual votes of members of the FIFA Council, in contrast to the secrecy of some of the hosting votes in the past.Topics : Australia and New Zealand were handed the right to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup soccer tournament by a comfortable margin after a vote by the FIFA Council on Thursday.Their joint proposal beat a rival bid from Colombia to host the tournament which is being expanded to 32 teams.Japan, who had also put forward a bid to stage the event, pulled out on Monday after they were ranked below the joint bid by world governing body FIFA’s evaluation report. The report highlighted the infrastructure and organizational advantages of the Australia/New Zealand bid which FIFA believed would make for a commercially successful tournament.”The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand will be ground-breaking in many ways,” said a delighted Chris Nikou, president of Football Federation Australia (FFA).”Not only will it be the first ever co-confederation hosted FIFA World Cup and the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in the Asia-Pacific region, but we will unlock the huge potential for growth in women’s football in the Asia-Pacific region.”There had been media reports that the vote could be tight with UEFA’s European representatives backing Colombia but in the end the margin of victory was wide with Australia and New Zealand gaining 22 votes to Colombia’s 13.last_img read more

Impressive revamp of barn-like home to generate buyer interest

first_imgThe after photo of 34 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain.Owners Taryn and Russ Quinn bought the home, gutted it and remodelled it from the property’s “bare bones”.“It was a tired looking structure,” Mrs Quinn said.“We both saw the potential in the building, with exposed timbers and open-plan living. It has been totally revamped.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201934 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain. 34 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain.Restored original beams frame the home which includes a library, media room and solar heated pool.Mrs Quinn said she called the home Rainbow Estate.“In the afternoon, from all the glass around the house, there are so many colours which reflect and can be seen on the floors and walls,” she said. The before photo of 34 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain. 34 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain.Mrs Quinn said her husband, a software engineer, was the brains behind the technology in the home.“It’s a smart home and we have used Cbus technology throughout,” she said.“We can control everything from our smart phone. We can open the gates from our smart phone, operate the lights, fans, and even irrigation systems.”center_img Taryn and Russ Quinn with daughter Charlotte at 34 Smiths Rd, Wights Mountain.A remodelled barn-like home in this Brisbane suburb has taken 18 months to undergo a makeover.The home at 34 Smiths Rd, Wights Mountain is one-of-a-kind and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. 34 Smiths Road, Wights Mountain.Architect Dennis Cantwell renovated and extended the existing space, assisted by builder Barry Kuenz of Loyalty Homes.NGU Real Estate principal Emil Juresic has listed the property with offers over $1,590,000.The owners are selling as they plan to do more travelling with their young daughter Charlotte.Data by realestate.com.au found the home was the most popular of all listed Queensland properties last week.undefinedlast_img read more

Eto’o still holds AFCON highest goals record – CAF

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, has confirmed that no player scored more goals in the history of Africa Cup of Nations than Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroonian legend netted a record of 18 goals in six editions he played for The Indomitable Lions in. read also:Step up your game, Eto’o urges Chukwueze Eto’o was among the Cameroon team that won back to back AFCON titles in 2000 and 2002. He also took part in four more editions (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010), scoring at least a goal in each of them, which is also a record (scoring in six different AFCON editions) that he shares with Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya and Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan.center_img Eto’o who played for the likes of giants Real Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Inter Milan (Italy) and Chelsea (England) among others, donned Cameroon short in 118 caps, scoring 56 goals in the process; a national record. Eighteen of these goals came in the African flagship competition as Eto’o set himself as the all-time record goal scorer, overtaking Cote d’Ivoire’s Laurent Pokou (14 goals).Advertisement Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?last_img read more

New goal-line drill gets Trojans moving

first_imgTen practices into the 15-practice spring football schedule, coach Lane Kiffin decided that his players needed an opportunity to display their energy and enthusiasm after two days off. Therefore, the Trojans practiced the most exciting situation in football — the goal-line set.Standout · Senior running back Allen Bradford was the star of Tuesday’s goal line drill, often pounding the ball into the end zone. – Geo Tu | Daily Trojan With hip-hop music blasting, the offense was lined up two yards away from the goal line. When the offense scored, the unit mobbed the ball-carrier and taunted the defense. When the defense made a goal-line stand, the group retuned the favor.“We tried to create an energetic atmosphere because that is what the goal line is,” Kiffin said. “We are going to go up to places that are loud, and we are going to have to focus. We created an environment that the players are most likely going to [face] in a game. That’s the only way I know to practice goal line.”At one point, all of the players circled around Kiffin and took a knee, and practice appeared to be over. However, sophomore linebacker Devon Kennard did not want to end the practice with the defense losing the drill, so he stood up and yelled “Let’s do more,” and Kiffin complied.“That shows a lot of leadership,” Kiffin said. “We look for guys that don’t accept losing and want to keep fighting.”—Redshirt freshman James Boyd, who was moved from defensive end to quarterback earlier in the spring, threw his first pass.“I was excited just to get it out of the way, so I am prepared for the next one,” Boyd said.Boyd, who had a knee sprain that sidelined him all of last season, began his career at USC as a tight end.“It’s a hard transition to have to make to be a major college quarterback all of the sudden,” Kiffin said. “But, James had a great attitude about it, and we are excited to work with him at it.”Boyd stayed late after practice to get more repetitions at quarterback.“I haven’t been a quarterback for two years, so I am just trying to get my mechanics back down,” Boyd said. “I am going to work on my footwork, get my arm back in motion and my reads down. I am also going to get advice from Matt [Barkley] and Mitch [Mustain], and learn the playbook.”Now that Barkley is entering his second season as USC’s starting quarterback, he is adding a new skill to his tool belt—holding the ball during placekicks.“[Special teams coordinator John] Baxter said it is a good skill to have at the next level,” Barkley said. “I have never done it before. It is a lot easier than I thought, but I have no plans to do it in the fall. If they need me to do it, I will.”—According to multiple reports, former USC tight end Anthony McCoy tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine in February. Kiffin did not feel the need to use the incident as a reminder about the consequences of using illegal drugs.“That has been addressed with our players,” Kiffin said. “We didn’t need that for a teaching moment. I like to think we are ahead of that.”—On the injury front, wide receivers Ronald Johnson (elbow) and Kyle Prater (sore back) missed a significant portion of practice, only participating in individual drills. Kiffin described their status as day-to-day. Prater suffered his injury when redshirt junior linebacker Chris Galippo knocked him back during Saturday’s scrimmage. In other injury news, junior defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo returned to the practice field Tuesday, and the 6-foot-2, 330-pound lineman made his presence known by being extra vocal during the goal-line drill.last_img read more