20 journalists in prison, dozens summoned in continued press crackdown

first_img Help by sharing this information News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders said today the plight of Iran’s journalists was worsening, with further arrests, police summonses and threats, while the country’s hardline rulers continued to obstruct investigation of the detention death of Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi.Issa Saharkhiz, reformist editor of the monthly magazine Aftab (Soleil), was summoned on 26 August by the 7th division of the Teheran prosecutor’s office and interrogated about alleged statements about him made to police by Iraj Jamshidi, editor of the suspended business daily Assia, who was arrested in mid-July. The hardline paper Resalat had accused him the previous day of corruption. On the day of his summons, Saharkhiz had posted a letter on the Internet threatening to sue the paper and Ayatollah Hashemi Shahrudi, head of the conservative-dominated judiciary. He had earlier been arrested and jailed on 15 July for “making propaganda against the regime.” He was freed on bail two days later.Several journalists have been summoned in recent days by the Adareh Amaken section of the Teheran police that deals with “ethical” offences and is controlled by Teheran prosecutor Judge Said Mortazavi. Amirrezza Noorisadeh, who works for the newspapers Mosigi Magam and Cinamye Jahan, has been forced to report to police every day for the past week. Mostafa Kovakabian, editor of the reformist daily Mardomsalari (Democracy), was summoned on 17 August and put under investigation on three counts of publishing articles about the Kazemi case. More than 50 journalists were summoned between mid-July and mid-August (during the Persian month of Mordad), according to Reporters Without Borders.The current risky situation for journalists was shown by the 16 August kidnapping of Hassan Raghifar, the elderly editor of the regional weekly Asan (in the northern city of Tabriz), who was tortured by his four kidnappers who interrogated him about his work and threatened to kill him for what had written. His paper had reported on the arrest and torture of journalists.There is still no word of Iraji Jamshidi or of Ismaeli Jamshidi, editor of the suspended newspaper Gardon, who were arrested on 6 and 7 July. But Amir Ezati, of Mahnameh Film, was freed on 30 June after 123 days in prison, 60 of them in solitary confinement, after being accused of translating and distributing Salman Rushdie’s book “Satanic Verses,” which is banned in Iran. During a search of his house, police found an extract from the book that Ezati had printed out from an Internet website. His trial has been set for mid-September.Iran is the biggest prison for journalists in the Middle East, with 20 presently detained. Reporters Without Borders said today the plight of Iran’s journalists was worsening, with further arrests, police summonses and threats, while the country’s hardline rulers continued to obstruct investigation of the detention death of Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi. Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en to go further August 28, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 20 journalists in prison, dozens summoned in continued press crackdown News February 25, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 4

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Magazine, Print Features Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 4 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Top 25 Women of Law, Part 4 Editor’s note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now.In the January issue of DS News, we were proud to introduce our section on 25 women lawyers who have made their marks in the legal industry. From breaking through the glass ceiling to fighting for the rights of their clients, these formidable women have ensured the success of their individual firms and the industry through their skills and can-do attitudes. They are mentors and role models for a younger generation that admires them, learns from their fights, and is influenced by their positive approach towards creating a work-life balance.In this third installment, we profile get to know more about what inspired these women to become lawyers, their views on the current state of the industry, what it’s like to be a woman in law, and what qualifies these women as being among some of the finest minds in the legal and financial services industries.JULIE MORANSenior Executive Counsel, Orlans PCOrlans PC is the largest WBENC-certified women-owned law firm in America and Julie Moran, Orlans’ Senior Executive Counsel, is proud to have been a part of its creation, in addition to founding a professsional women’s organization. “Twenty years ago, I was only one of two women managing partners in a Boston-based law firm . . . [Today] I continue to focus on removing obstacles that stifle women’s advancement,” said Moran. Despite the strides women have made in the industry, there are still obstacles to overcome. “While hiring practices to attract more women candidates have improved, we continue to falter in providing the mentoring, career paths, and advancement opportunities women need to succeed,” said Moran. Among her career highlights, Moran cites being appointed to the Massachusetts Homeownership Advisory Committee by the Governor in recognition of her advocacy for homeownership. Navigating federal and state laws is a crucial part of Moran’s job, and making sure her clients are compliant is one of the most rewarding parts as well. “I truly enjoy taking the most challenging regulatory schemes and working alongside our clients to help create legally compliant documents and processes,” said Moran. Among the challenges the industry will see in 2018 is navigating accelerated state enforcement actions impacting compliance and process efficiency, Moran predicted.AMY POLOWYManaging Partner, Gross Polowy, PLC In her 13 years of practicing law, Amy Polowy is most proud of starting her own firm six years ago in New York with her business partner, Adam Gross. “At Gross Polowy, we have assembled a talented, hardworking team that’s committed to steadily growing the firm on the basis of its integrity. We have taken great care to build a reputation of quality, thought leadership, and client service, striving not to be the biggest but to be the best in New York,” Polowy said. The most professionally invigorating part of Polowy’s work happens while addressing difficult challenges brought to the firm by its clients who’ve sought Gross Polowy out to curate solutions that best serve their businesses. “Seeking the firm’s guidance displays our clients confidence in our abilities,” Polowy said. Polowy’s tried-and true-method of aligning client and law firm processes to create the best business exchange possible has proven a success for the firm. “Law firms in our industry should be flexible enough to adjust processes accurately and swiftly to meet the needs of the changing legal landscape and the pressure put on mortgage servicers,” Polowy said. When sharing her views on work-life balance in the industry, Polowy said, “The biggest challenge for any lawyer is keep ing a good work-life balance in a world where technology enables you to remain connected and client relationships are constantly visible via social media. It can be both a blessing and a curse.”DIANE S. ROSENBERGOwner and Managing Partner, Rosenberg & Associates, LLC When she first started her firm 15 years ago, it was common for Diane S. Rosenberg to be the sole, woman-owned business leader attending industry events. Rosenberg recalled that she often found it intimidating and challenging to prove her validity. However, she pushed through these challenges and today, utilizes her 26 years of industry experience and knowledge for her clients’ benefit. “My combined degrees in business, marketing, and law helped to build the foundation of my law firm and prepare for the ongoing challenges that my firm encounters,” said Rosenberg. Day to day, she continues to strengthen her team by making internal training a priority. “Having a well-trained workforce fosters educated, engaged, challenged, and flexible employees who have the ability to handle multiple and ongoing changes in the work environment,” Rosenberg explained. One of the most enriching parts of Rosenberg’s job as Owner and Managing Partner of Rosenberg & Associates is corroborating with her legal team to resolve difficult legal issues and presenting ‘outside-thebox’ solutions to her clients. “It is imperative that lenders and servicers present all documentation, information, and goals upfront and that they maintain open communications with their attorneys,” said Rosenberg.HOLLY R. SHILLIDAYManaging Partner—Colorado Office, McCarthy Holthus LLPAs Managing Partner of McCarthy Holthus’ Colorado office, Holly R. Shilliday enjoys mentoring the firm’s attorneys and watching them reach their full potential. “I encourage the attorneys to write articles, give continuing legal education presentations, and try new assignments to develop their legal skills. My goal is to help newer attorneys be well rounded in their professional development,” said Shilliday. A 1992 graduate of Pepperdine School of Law, Shilliday says she first went to law school to help her parents who are both small business owners. McCarthy Holthus has a reputation as a compliance-driven firm. In order to help the firm prepare for today’s challenging legal landscape, Shilliday makes sure to study new cases and legislation that affect the mortgage industry and works with the firm’s Risk Management and Compliance Group to develop forms and implement changes. She is a Member of the Council of Advisors on Consumer Credit and the Chair of the Financial Institutions Section of the Business Law Committee for the Colorado Bar Association. Her participation in these groups ensures she is up to speed on the latest developments in her areas of practice. Shilliday and the attorneys in her office set aside time to have fun as well—the office has an annual hike, plans healthy potluck lunches, and adopts a family in need during the holiday season.LAURA SUGGSAttorney, Campbell & Brannon, LLCLaura Suggs became interested in becoming a practicing attorney when she was a paralegal at an insurance defense firm after college, where she was able to work first-hand with a team of excellent lawyers. She is thankful to report that she has faced few, if any, challenges in the legal field due to her gender. “I believe this is largely due to firms like Campbell & Brannon, LLC that have strong female partners and role models paving the road before me,” said Suggs. Suggs finds she is most rewarded in her career when she takes on a complicated issue with budget and time constraints,and resolves it to the client’s satisfaction. “Recently, I represented a local nonprofit that serves thousands of people in the metro-Atlanta area in a lawsuit. We were fighting to keep the pantry and food storage open to the public. After we won, the nonprofit recognized me at their annual meeting, presenting me with an award for performing outstanding legal services. Being able to help a group that helps so many others was one of most fulfilling moments in my career,” said Suggs. Suggs believes that at its core the law is a service industry, noting that at Campbell & Brannon, “Placing the focus on ensuring that we consistently communicate with our clients about their needs helps us meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.”ANDREA TROMBERGSenior Partner/Owner,  Tromberg Law Group, P.A.Having wanted to be a lawyer since she was 10 years old, one of the highlights of Andrea Tromberg’s career has been the purchase of her law firm. “After 21 years of practice, and eight years with the firm, it was time to decide whether to continue as is, move on, or make the frightening and bold decision to take a risk and buy out the partner. I took the leap, and I am especially proud of my courage to make it happen,” said Tromberg. As firm owner, she enjoys seeing attorneys who started with her firm advance to trying contesting cases, knowing that the firm made a positive difference in their careers. As a female in the industry, she has learned that it’s important to find alternative means to make connections. “When the top decision makers are shaking hands on the golf course, or at the bar watching sports while drinking beer, I find it a challenge to keep up. I’ve had to improve my ability to strike up a conversation, find alternative ways to gain attention, and push harder to have good legal work go noticed by decision makers,” said Tromberg. In 2018, Tromberg and the attorneys at her firm look forward to continuing to help educate lenders and servicers on best practices to avoid issues when cases are filed.PHYLLIS A. ULRICHShareholder, Carlisle LawThroughout her career, Phyllis A. Ulrich has been proud to break barriers—whether it was being named an Equity Shareholder in Carlisle Law after only six years at the firm or representing creditors in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy cases at a time when few women were doing so in her area. To overcome the challenges this presented, Ulrich noted that she “made sure I knew the law surrounding my client’s position well and that confidence enabled me to avoid most challenges presented to me in a nondiverse courtroom setting.” With 26 years of practice experience, Ulrich finds the most enriching part of her job being able to still represent her clients zealously. “I have the ability to negotiate and resolve matters that benefit not only my clients but also the borrower,” said Ulrich. In her role, Ulrich also brings this attitude to guiding the firm’s staff and has helped them meet the industry’s challenges by reminding them to “keep an open dialogue with the courts and borrower/debtor bar, which can enable a much smoother practice and provide for an easy transition through any major change in the law or practice.”You can read the rest of the “Women in Law” feature in the January 2018 issue of DS News magazine, available by clicking here. 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Long Island Fairs & Festivals – 2013 Calendar

first_imgPort Jeff Green Fest @ Port Jeff Village June 15Caribbean Festival Night @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow June 15Pirate Festival @ Long Island Maritime Museum June 15 & 16Father’s Day Farm Fest @ Harbes Farm & Vineyard June 15 & 16Family Festival @ Saints Philip & James Parish June 20-23Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce Car Show & Street Fair @ Village Avenue, Rockville Centre June 23Italian-American Night @ Eisenhower Park June 24Lobsterpalooza @ LI Maritime Museum June 25Family Festival @ Trinity Regional School, East Northport June 26-30Pet Fest @ Bridgehampton Historical Society Museum Grounds June 29Celebrate America Fireworks & Show @ Eisenhower Park June 29 Street Fair @ Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook June 30African-American Night @ Eisenhower Park June 30LI Sound & Art Festival @ Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium June 30Family Festival @ St. William the Abbot, Seaford July 10-14Mattituck Chamber of Commerce Street Fair @ Mattituck July 13Plattduetsche Volksfest @ Plattduetsche Park Restaurant July 13 & 14Sweet Corn Festival @ Harbes Farm & Vineyard July 13 & 14Latino-American Night @ Eisenhower Park July 14Fireman’s Fair @ Stimson School, Huntington Station July 16-20Family Festival @ St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa July 18-27Great South Bay Music Festival @ Shorefront Park, Patchogue July 19-21Deepwells Farm Festival @ Deepwells Farm County Park, St. James July 20 & 21Southampton Kiwanis Club Carnival @ Sayre Park, Bridgehampton July 24-28Children’s Day of Fun & Music @ Eisenhower Park July 28 Sayville Summerfest @ Main Street, Sayville August 2-4Street Fair @ Park Boulevard and Front Street, Massapequa Park August 3 & 4Summer Fair @ Briarcliffe College, Bethpage August 8-10North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival @ Martha Clara Vineyards August 10Watermelon Festival @ Harbes Farm & Vineyard August 10 & 11Eisenhower Park Summer Festival @ Eisenhower Park, East Meadow August 10 & 11Parish Festival @ Holy Family Church, Hicksville August 14-17Holbrook Carnival @ Seneca Middle School, Holbrook August 15-18Long Island Bluegrass Festival @ Tanner Park August 17Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival @ Pulaski Street, Riverhead August 17 & 18Greek Festival @ Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, Port Jefferson August 22-25LI Scottish Festival & Highland Games @ Old Westbury Gardens August 24Seafood Festival @ Long Island Maritime Museum August 24 & 25Riverhead Railroad Festival @ Railroad Museum of LI August 24 & 25Blue Claw Crab Festival @ Mastic Beach Marina August 25Shinnecock Powwow @ Shinnecock Reservation August 30–Sept. 2Street Fair @ Hawkins Avenue, Ronkonkoma September 1 East Northport Festival @ John Walsh Park, East Northport September 6-8Nesconset Day Street Fair @ Nesconset Plaza, Nesconset September 8American Music Festival @ Port Jeff Village September 13-15Long Island Family Festival @ Tanner Park, Copiague September 13-15Bayville Waterside Festival @ Charles E. Ransom Beach, Bayville September 14 & 15Italian Experience Festival @ Hofstra University, Hempstead September 15Family Street Festival @ Bellmore LIRR September 19-22Harvest & Seafood Festival @ Captree State Park, West Islip September 21 & 22Street Fair @ Nassau Boulevard, Garden City South September 22Long Island Fair @ Old Bethpage Village Restoration September 20-29Kite Festival @ Long Island Maritime Museum September 21Long Island Garlic Festival @ Garden of Eve September 21 & 22Family Festival by the Sea @ Lido Beach September 28 & 29Street Fair @ Merrick Avenue, Merrick September 28 & 29 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Seafood Festival @ Sunken Meadow Boardwalk, Every Wednesday evening. Through AugustSt. Gertrude’s Parish Feast @ Center Island Beach, Bayville June 5-9Garden City Belmont Festival @ Seventh Street, Garden City June 7Mineola Portuguese Center Annual Feast @ Wilson Park June 7 & 8Greek Village Festival @ Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection, Brookville June 7-9Americana Fair @ Islip Grange, Sayville June 8Heritage Fair @ Amityville Historical Society, Amityville June 8Country Fair @ Caroline Church, Setauket June 8Huckleberry Frolic @ Woods & Atlantic Avenues, East Rockaway June 8Street Fair @ Main Street, East Rockaway June 9LI Kosher BBQ Competition & Food Festival @ Temple Beth Torah, Westbury June 9Arts Festival by the Bay @ Bay Shore June 9Floral Park Belmont Festival @ Floral Park Village June 9Russian-American Night @ Eisenhower Park June 13Eisenhower Park Family Festival @ Eisenhower Park June 13-16Kings Park Day Street Fair @ Main Street, Kings Park June 15LONG ISLAND STRAWBERRY FESTIVALS 2013Strawberry Festival @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Rocky Point June 8 Strawberry Festival @ Our Lady of Consolation, West Islip June 8 Strawberry Fair Weekend @ Benner’s Farm, East Setauket June 8 & 9 Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival @ Strawberry Fields, Mattituck June 13-16 Strawberry Festival @ Historical Society of the Massapequas, Massapequa June 15 Strawberry Festival @ Yaphank Presbyterian Church, Yaphank June 15 Strawberry Festival & Yard Sale @ St. Thomas of Canterbury, Smithtown June 15last_img read more

Frank Howard knows what kind of floor general he needs to be for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A small crevice near the top of the key provided Frank Howard all of the space he needed Wednesday night. Two lefty pound dribbles, pull-up jumper. Righty dribbles around the screen, pull-up jumper. Later, a catch and release from straightaway, behind the arc as the shot clock horn sounded. From nearly the same location he produced the same result.Howard practically formed a residence at the top of the key, an area he said he will continue to exploit when defenders play under high screens. He found a rhythm in Syracuse’s (5-0) 72-64 victory over Toledo (3-1) inside the Carrier Dome on Wednesday. Not only did he score a career- and game-high 25 points, but he commanded the Syracuse offense and helped Oshae Brissett go off for a career-high of his own, with 17 points.When sophomore guard Tyus Battle exited the game with an injury with 11:26 remaining, Howard took full control in piloting the Syracuse offense.“Without his contribution,” SU assistant coach Allen Griffin said, “we would have struggled in this game. He stepped it up big time for us.”When SU lost its top player in Battle, it was Howard who sparked Syracuse’s resurgence in the second half. The junior, who has yet to meet the expectations on him as a top recruit, has set three career-highs in scoring over the past eight days. The first was last Tuesday against Iona, when he dropped in 15. On Monday against Oakland, he scored 18. Forty-eight hours later, he scored 25 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis outing Wednesday lacked the turnovers that plagued him a season ago. His production came from several areas. While he found success at the top of the key, he also drove toward the basket and knocked down one 3-pointer.The other difference: He was the floor general Syracuse needs, because he did not turn over the ball a single time over all 40 minutes on the court. He also added a team-high four assists.“When Tyus went out, Frank took the game over,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He made a couple of big shots right away, got us a cushion.”Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorHoward’s performance Wednesday is emblematic of a shift in his play this season. He entered the season saying “I’m the best ever right now.” A year ago he was expected to emerge as the starting point guard, since he had shown flashes as a freshman on SU’s Final Four team. But after a strong start last year, he lost playing team during conference play while graduate transfer John Gillon developed into the starting point guard.“From his freshman to his sophomore year, he got given the keys. And he wasn’t ready,” redshirt freshman Matthew Moyer said. “Now he is.”The difference lies in his confidence, both Howard and head coach Jim Boeheim said. He has hardly hesitated at the top of the key. He has not wavered when given space to shoot. He has attacked with the intention of scoring or getting fouled, which collapses the defense and sets up others. He went a perfect 6-for-6 from the line against the Rockets.On nights like Wednesday, Howard has been a threat both from about 17 feet out and in the lane. But Howard is still finding the balance between playing fast and being aggressive with minimizing turnovers. He is still finding himself from deep, as he shot only 1-for-5 from behind the 3-point line.Howard said he thinks guards shorter than him will probably continue to play under screens. Because Howard is 6-foot-5, that would mean most guards. He said he thinks he could get shots off of high screens all season long.“I just want to continue working on that and hope I can knock it down,” Howard said.He is well aware that he started off last season well, then lost the starting job to Gillon, partially due to a nagging injury. He knows teams will give him different defensive looks come conference play. He knows stiffer competition is on its way, starting with a 5-0 Maryland team Monday night. He has yet to face full-court pressure, either. But against Toledo, he appeared unfazed in representing the floor general Syracuse needs at the top of its offense.“He gives me confidence to go score,” freshman forward Oshae Brissett said. “We just have to follow his lead.” Comments Published on November 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

New help for people who run sports clubs

first_img12 Feb 2015 New help for people who run sports clubs Thousands of people who dedicate their time to making sport a great experience for everyone can now get free and practical help to run their grassroots clubs.Club Matters is a new online support tool created by Sport England to help clubs to thrive. It offers a wide range of tools, top tips and quick and easy guides to help with the day-to-day running of clubs, including:Workshops – Free and short training sessions delivered across the country by experts on a range of specific areas.Mentoring – Either for long term support, or just a short call to sound out ideas, Club Matters’ ?exible mentoring scheme offers personal support at a time and place to suit.Club Improvement Plans – Online resource for clubs of all sizes and at all stages of their development, to establish where they are performing well and where they can develop.Club Views – A club survey tool helping users to ask members and volunteers what they think about their club, and make suggestions.Clubmark – The nationally-acknowledged accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. As part of Clubmark accreditation, clubs will have the opportunity to request a Club Matters mentor to help them through the accreditation process.Online Support – Help and guidance in all areas of running a sports club. This includes online toolkits, quick reference guides and e-learning modules.Nick Bitel, Sport England’s chairman, said: “Sports clubs play an important role in community sport – providing sporting opportunities for millions of people every week.“But clubs need committed people to run them. It’s the people who organise the events and encourage new members to join that keep clubs going. They’re the ones that can benefit directly from this.“Club Matters has been carefully designed to give those involved in running clubs what they want, in a simple, easy to access way. We’ve worked to create a single support package which is open to any club that wants support and information. And importantly, it’s free.“No matter the size of the sports club, this is a great tool and something that I know people will find incredibly useful.”Over the next eight months, Sport England will be holding sessions throughout the country to demonstrate Club Matters to people from sports clubs, sports governing bodies and county sports partnerships.Click here to visit the Club Matters websitelast_img read more

Bruh moment of 3rd December 2019: Sri Lankan journalist’s wonky Ballon d’Or top 5…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Daily FT/Diario AS/Instagram(@buffonfanpage)Advertisement 5paNBA Finals | Brooklyn VscbwevdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eya4pn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8nqvWould you ever consider trying this?😱0fCan your students do this? 🌚196Roller skating! Powered by Firework Do you want to experience the most epic fails of football lists, that too, off of the list of Ballon d’Or competitors? Well, Sri Lankan reporter Hafiz Marikar, a local journalist working for Daily News has the most hysterical Ballon d’Or voting ever made, see for yourself and try to hold your laugh!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Daily FT/Diario AS/Instagram(@buffonfanpage)The hilarious list of players was first posted on r/soccer by user EpicGamerBoy445, and it received some of the most hilarious reactions from other redditors. Well, this was just the 2019 voting Hafiz made. If this doesn’t tickle you enough, check out his top 5 from 2017 and 2018, courtesy of Imgur.Advertisement  Lionel Messi, who has been awarded Ballon d’Or for a record six times, hasn’t even made it to the top five of Hafiz in three years! While the journalist voted Trent Alexander Arnold to be the top seeder this year, the Liverpool FC right back only made it to the 19th spot in the official one.Well, to show just how deviated Mr Marikar’s list is from the official one, below here are the official lists from last three years.2017:Cristiano RonaldoLionel MessiNeymar JrGianluigi BuffonLuka Modrić2018:Luka ModrićCristiano RonaldoAntoine GriezmannKylian MbappéLionel Messi2019Lionel MessiVirgil van DijkCristiano RonaldoSadio ManéMohamed Salah Advertisementlast_img read more

Bombers surprise of the 2013 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships, finish fourth overall

first_imgSee previous story:http://thenelsondaily.com/news/bombers-girls-lose-heartbreaker-provincials-play-bronze-medal-saturday-24998#.UawOHuvwNE4Bombers drop consolation game to finish 14th at Rugby TourneyGlenlyon Norfolk of Victoria defeated the L.V. Rogers Bombers 24-19 in consolation round action at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.The Bombers finished 14th in the 16-team AA Boy’s field.LVR defeated D.W. Poppy of Langley 17-5 Thursday to advance to the 13-14-place game.The Bombers opened the tourney Monday with a 45-0 loss at the hands of Rockridge of West Vancouver.LVR then lost 29-12 to Vernon Secondary in consolation round action. The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished just out of the medals, fourth, at the 2013 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Saturday in Courtney.The Bombers lost 4-0 to Nanaimo in the bronze medal contest.LVR lost 3-1 in semi final play Friday to Burnsview of Delta to fall into the consolation final.The tournament was won by Archbishop Carney of Coquiltam. The Fraser Valley squad defeated Burnsview 2-1 in the gold medal final.The Bombers advanced to the final four of the 16-team tournament by capturing Pool B with a 2-1 record. LVR finished with six points, two points in front of Abbotsford Traditional and Ballenas from Vancouver Island.last_img read more

Cook completes move to Greece

first_imgLee Cook has completed a move to Greek Super League side FC Apollon Smyrni.The 31-year-old from Hammersmith was a free agent, having left Leyton Orient at the end of last season.Cook previously made almost 200 appearances for QPR and had spells at Fulham and Watford.See also:Cook hopes to eventually manage QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Saving Kenyan wildlife from drought, one truck at a time

first_imgPatrick Mwalua drives a truck hundreds of kilometres four times a week to deliver much needed water supplies to animals in Kenya’s drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)CD AndersonThe 41-year-old Kenyan pea farmer and conservationist Patrick Mwalua is the founder of Tsavo Volunteers, a small but passionate operation that delivers water to areas of southern Kenya, where rainfall is sparse and detrimental to animals in the area’s Tsavo West National Park.Mwalua personally drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week, delivering over 10 000 litres of water to the park’s dry watering holes. Despite being wild, elephants, buck and zebras recognise the sound of his truck approaching, and almost always wait patiently at the watering holes for his delivery.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)In an interview with the environmental website The Dodo, Mwalua says “(Tsavo isn’t) really receiving rain the way we used to… [since June last year] there has been no rain [at all]. So I started giving animals water because I thought [that] if I don’t, they will die.”The animals are forced to spend much needed energy travelling across the area to find active watering holes, often encountering violent confrontations with predators. Of particular concern for Mwalua, are the elephants, travelling into areas where they are more susceptible to poaching: “Elephants are becoming endangered and we need to save the ones we have left by providing water for them until the drought peril is over.”Inspired by interest from overseas tourists and conservationists, Mwalua has now taken his project worldwide, starting a Go Fund Me online crowdfunding page to help finance the costs of transporting the water and expanding the conservation awareness programmes he offers to schools in the Tsavo area.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)“I was born around here and grew up with wildlife and got a lot of passion about wildlife,” he says, “I decided to bring awareness to this so when they grow up they can protect their wildlife.”Using the power of online social media, Mwalua interacts with thousands of contributors from across the globe, keeping them informed of the progress of the project.Visit Mwalua’s Facebook page for updates on the Tsavo Volunteers project. To continue operating an effective water delivery system, Mwalua wants extend his operation to include several trucks, as his own truck, which keeps him on the road for hours every day, is starting to feel the strain. So far, the Go Fund Me page has raised over $100 000 (about R1.3-million).Visit the Tsavo Volunteers Go Fund Me page for news on the project and to contribute.“(Mwalua’s) commitment to the wildlife and his heritage is unmeasurable,” says US conservationist Cher Callaway, who, along with Tami Calliope and Angie Brown, have been active in raising awareness of the project overseas.  Mwalua, they say, often “risks his own life in the middle of the night to deliver water to a dry water hole”.Kenyan conservationist Patrick Mwalua drives his water truck hundreds of kilometres every week to deliver water to animals in the drought-stricken Tsavo West National Park. A Go Fund Me online crowdsourcing initiative is enabling him to expand his work. (Image: Facebook)With donations streaming in, Mwalua hopes the money can be used to find more permanent solutions to the crisis. He is also confident that the expectant rains in November this year will help lessen the strain for the animals.Until then though Mwalua stays on the road, ensuring the animals get what they need to make it through the dry season.Source: The Dodo Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Mayweather outpunches McGregor in latter rounds

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