first_img January 28, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 17, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shooting of leading journalist linked to coverage of security agencies PakistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirecenter_img Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the shooting attack on leading journalist Hamid Mir, the host of Geo TV’s political talk show “Capital Talk,” as he was driving to his office shortly after landing at Karachi airport on 19 April.The local police said four individuals on motorcycles opened fire on Mir’s car hitting him in the stomach and legs. He was rushed to a local hospital for an emergency operation and his life is reportedly no longer in danger. His assailants have not been arrested.Mir had told Reporters Without Borders on 7 April that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s leading intelligence agency, was “conspiring (…) to cause me harm.” After the shooting, his brother, Amir Mir, told Geo News: “Mir had previously told us that if he is attacked, the ISI, and its chief, Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam, will be responsible.” “Although shocking, this attack unfortunately comes as no surprise,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “Hamid Mir has been the constant target of press freedom’s enemies, starting with the Taliban and the intelligence agencies.“We take note of the prime minister’s decision to create a special commission of enquiry, but we point out that this is not an end in itself. The government must be ready to take concrete action on the basis of the commission of enquiry’s findings.”Mir has been the target of various threats for the past two years. His investigative reporting on the intelligence agencies has been extremely sensitive. A court in Quetta, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, issued a warrant for his arrest on 7 April following an article about enforced disappearances blamed on the ISI.The case may have been the reason for attacks on Mir, who said he knew that someone could target him. There are parallels with Mir’s appearance for a hearing in Quetta in September 2012, when he was the target of an attack and was saved by a police officer who was murdered shortly thereafter. According to Mir, a judge who refused to issue a warrant for his arrest was also murdered.A bomb was found under his car (and defused before it could explode) in November 2012, shortly after he expressed strong criticism of the Taliban shooting attack on schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai.Pakistan is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. With seven journalists murdered in 2013, it is also one of the world’s deadliest countries for media personnel. News Follow the news on Pakistan Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_imgJeff Wolfe, CEO of groSolar of White River Junction, Vt., was invited to the White House last Friday (February 6, 2009) for President Obama’s unveiling of his new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He joined some 60 other business leaders in the East Room to witness the installation of the 15-member board, led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volker, which will help guide the economic stimulus package.”We’re pleased to be part of the solution,” Wolfe said today. He and his wife, Dorothy, both engineers, launched groSolar from their Vermont home 10 years ago out of their commitment to energy independence and helping reverse global warming. Last year, groSolar had $57 million in sales. “An invitation to the White House is a testament to the hard work and vision of all groSolar employees, as well as to the growing awareness that solar energy is the right solution in these difficult times,” Wolfe said.Wolfe was also in Washington to attend the 2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, held by the “Blue-Green Alliance” of more than 2,000 business, labor and environmental advocates working to expand the green economy. Wolfe gave the introduction for Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sibelius, who spoke yesterday on green jobs in the stimulus package.Wolfe pointed out that each megawatt of solar power capacity supports 32 jobs, with 8 of these jobs in system design, distribution, installation, and services created where the systems are installed. Increasingly attractive state and federal tax advantages now offset much of such systems’ cost.”Everyone in America now has the chance to go solar,” Wolfe said. “And as we do, it’s going to help put a lot of people back to work.”groSolar, headquartered in White River Junction, Vt., has become one of America’s fastest-growing companies, and the first truly North America-wide solar installer. The company installs large commercial solar electric and hot water systems such as for Fenway Park, in Boston, and residential systems for thousands of homeowners, through a combination of staff installers and a network of independent dealers.groSolar had revenues of $57 million in 2008, with 115 employees active in 10 states as well as Canada – Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Colorado, Oregon, Montana, and California. It has recently acquired Evergreen Solar of Oregon and Chesapeake Solar of Maryland, and Wolfe said its rapid growth is expected to continue in 2009.Jeff Wolfe also serves as elected chairman of the PV Division for the national Solar Energy Industry Association, and on the Union of Concerned Scientists National Advisory Board. He is a volunteer presenter of Al Gore’s climate change presentation, “An Inconvenient Truth,” for The Climate Project.Prior to forming groSolar, he was a partner in Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, where he started and ran branch offices in Hanover, N.H. and Chicago. He has a BSME degree from Cornell University.For interviews with Jeff Wolfe, please contact Kevin Ellis at 802-371-8112 or Peter Kelley at 301-887-1060 x115.About groSolargroSolar is North America’s premier distributor, installer and integrator of solar energy solutions for residential and commercial installations. Founded in 1998, groSolar now encompass offices and warehouses across the continent, distributing solar electric and solar hot water systems from offices in VT, NJ, NY, CT, MA, MD, CO, OR, MT, CA, and Canada. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers including Evergreen Solar, PanelClaw, Motech, Suntech, Heliodyne, SMA, Fronius and UniRac into simple solar energy systems for customers that generate clean, reliable energy for decades. groSolar is a mission-driven company dedicated to fostering personal and corporate energy independence and helping reverse global warming. Learn more at www.groSolar.com(link is external) or call 800-374-4494 from 8 am to 5 pm EST.last_img read more

first_imgInvestors managing $5 trillion commit to major carbon reductions across portfolios FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Thirty of the world’s largest investors managing a combined $5 trillion said on Tuesday they plan to set targets to lower their portfolio carbon emissions by as much as 29% over the next five years.All members of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, a group which includes the biggest U.S. pension scheme CalPERs and German insurer Allianz, are aiming to align their portfolios with the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.The move is the most ambitious yet by the influential group, whose members own sizeable stakes in many of the world’s top companies, and comes as pressure builds for asset owners to use their financial muscle to push for quicker change.While an increasing number of investors, companies and governments are committing to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, some have been criticised for not setting the clear nearer-term targets needed to ensure the goal is met. With policymakers gearing up for the next round of global climate talks in Scotland next year, the group’s move is likely to act as a challenge for other leading investors to step up their own efforts.The group said its members would implement cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from their portfolios of between 16% and 29%, with each confirming their own particular target in the first quarter of 2021. The plan, called the 2025 Target Setting Protocol, should help increase investment in those companies contributing to the transition to a low-carbon economy and influence both markets and government policies, the group said in a statement.Specifically, the group said it would send a message to the thousands of companies owned by the investors that “deep emissions cuts are required”, and that the group would work with boards willing to adjust their business models.[Simon Jessop]More: $5 trillion investor group sets tougher portfolio carbon targetslast_img read more

first_img 119SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details CUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by David Sweitzer, SVP of Consumer and Advisor Experience at CUNA Mutual Group, for a quick interview with just 3 questions about the COVID-19 crisis…(0:35) What is your company doing to support credit unions and their members during the COVID-19 crisis?(3:59) How do you think that COVID-19 might affect credit unions and the way that we do business in the long-term?(7:54) What tips do you have for staying sane during trying times?You can learn more about CUNA Mutual Group’s response to the COVID-19 crisis here.last_img read more

first_img Comment Advertisement Coral BarrySunday 29 Mar 2020 8:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Jovic has had a difficult debut season at Real (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta wants to sign Luka Jovic this summer if Real Madrid put the striker up for sale, according to reports.Jovic has landed himself in hot water with his club for breaking lockdown rules in Serbia after he was given permission to fly him during the coronavirus pandemic.Real is prepared to offload Jovic after less than a season at the club following a £50million transfer move last summer.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTChelsea and Tottenham tried to sign Jovic before he joined Real and the La Liga giants were going to offer the Premier League duo the chance to secure his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementJovic has scored just twice in all competitions for Real this season, but the Daily Star claim Arteta is a fan of the 22-year-old.The Serb was one of the most prolific strikers in Europe when Real signed him and Arteta thinks Jovic is an excellent option to lead Arsenal’s frontline.With uncertainty surrounding the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal have been tipped to sign another striker. Jovic cost Real big money last summer (Picture: Getty)Arteta likes to play Alexandre Lacazette in the central forward role, but the Spanish coach also thinks Jovic could take on that position at Arsenal. The Gunners are set to face competition from Chelsea and Tottenham who are in the hunt for new frontmen when the transfer window opens.Chelsea want someone to challenge Tammy Abraham, while Tottenham’s season has been derailed following an injury to usual No.1 Harry Kane.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIt is currently unclear when the next transfer window will open as the Premier League aims to play postponed games during the summer.The coronavirus pandemic has forced football in Spain and the UK to be suspended and clubs are growing increasingly concerned about if the season will be finished.MORE: Chelsea to be offered Luka Jovic transfer after coronavirus self-isolation rowMORE: Manchester City convinced Arsenal leading push to have Champions League ban upheldFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta orders transfer raid on Real Madrid for Chelsea target Luka Jovic Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPierce Thomas of Brownsburg East Middle School shocked the track world when he long jumped 24 ft. 11 1/4 in. in a middle school meet against Avon.  This is less than 3 inches from the state high school record.  On his next attempt he jumped over 25 ft. 7 in., but it was called a scratch.  According to Thomas he had too much speed on that one.  To give you an idea of how extraordinary this is, Batesville’s record is 22 ft. 11 1/2 inches set by Jason Weisenbach more than 20 years ago!  We at Batesville thought that was pretty phenomenal.Pierce said he comes from a family of jumpers.  His grandpa and his grandpa’s brother were collegiate jumpers at Northern Iowa and Iowa State Universities respectively.  Even though he has all of this skill in track, his first love is basketball.  He is already being sought by the likes of Notre Dame and Purdue. Watch for the name–Pierce Thomas!last_img read more

first_imgShare TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Inspired Entertainment has provided some crumbs of comfort to disillusioned Italy football fans by taking its Premium Matchday product into the country with Eurobet.The technology company, which already supplies its Virtual Sports products in more than 35,000 venues worldwide, will feature on dedicated channels in Eurobet retail venues, with one channel solely reserved for Football Matchday and Platinum Football.Specifically designed for the Italian market, Football Matchday features eight matches in ultra-realistic HD graphics, all of which can be followed and bet on simultaneously.In addition to the main screen action, Football Matchday includes a ‘picture in picture’ window showing goals from non-feature matches to ensure that players don’t miss any action.Paolo Scipioni, Inspired’s Country Manager for Virtual Sports in Italy, said: “I’m delighted to announce that Inspired’s premium Matchday product is now live with Eurobet.“Eurobet’s dedicated promotion of Inspired’s product range is testament to the growing popularity of Virtual Sports in Italy, and I have no doubt that new Football Matchday will only add to this success – placing accumulator bets and following live score updates has never been so entertaining and easy.”Alongside the Premium Matchday partnership, Eurobet has agreed to promote new Virtual Spots products from Inspired through new bonus offers and system bets.last_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON: THE Kingston Waterfront will be transformed for the 2016 staging of the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) Kingston Criterium today as parts of Orange Street, Port Royal Street and Ocean Boulevard will comprise the closed-circuit road race event. With national and regional champion Marloe Rodman and former national cyclist Oneil Samuels among the entrants cycling fans are in for a real showpiece. Action is scheduled to get under way at 1 p.m., with the featured events slated for a 3:30 p.m. start. Registration will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kirk Finnikin, president of the JCF, hopes to use the event as a catalyst to rejuvenate local cycling. “It is going to be a cracker. This form of cycling is one of the most exciting and I believe we have everything in place to execute a professionally done event come Sunday,” said Finnikin. “The riders have been buzzing and are anxiously waiting to get out there as the circuit is one of the best in terms of the quality of the roads. This is our first major event of 2016 and we believe it has all the right ingredients to generate enough excitement and interest to spill over into other cycling events for the remainder of the year and beyond,” he added. The JCF’s mission is to restore cycling as a premier sporting activity and has been using 2014 Commonwealth Games representative, Rodman, as the flag bearer. This year, Maliek Byndloss will be looking to fly the flag in his pursuits to represent Jamaica at the Rio Olympics. Byndloss is the current BMX national champion and is considered to be among the world’s elite in the BMX category. The Kingston Criterium itself is a closed-circuit event that will see cyclists racing several laps to complete an event. The events will be contested based on categories, including women’s and men’s elite, masters’ and juniors’. In addition, there will also be a kids’ sprint event, plus an all-comers ‘Rambo Race’, which will be a cash-prize race for anyone brave enough to enter. The event is free to the public.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea emphatically secured their second Under-21 Premier League win of the season, demolishing Leicester City 5-1 at Stamford Bridge.Isaiah Brown and Islam Feruz both scored twice for the Blues before John Swift netted the fifth with 13 minutes remaining.Swift set up Brown for the opener and Andreas Christensen almost doubled the lead before Leicester hit the bar in a rare attack.Feruz’s classy finish meant Chelsea were 2-0 up at the break, and he struck again in the second half after being set up by Billy Clifford.Brown made it four before Clifford created another goal, this time for the excellent Swift.Tom Hopper netted a late consolation for the Foxes.Earlier in the day, Chelsea’s Under-18s beat West Ham 2-1 with goals from Tammy Abraham and George Cole.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#search#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Large quantities of low quality content, of marginal relevance, intended to draw visitors through search, but drive them to click through ads to other sites – that’s what’s called a content farm. The voices of critics of Google are getting louder with allegations that the world’s leading search engine has been thoroughly gamed and is now drowning in content farmed links. Content farm is a very subjective designation, though.Search startup Blekko is betting that web users want to search without seeing results from companies that are pumping out low-quality content just for the ad revenue. But is one person’s low quality content another person’s more-accessible reading material? Today Blekko released a list of the top 20 domains that its users have clicked the “SPAM” button on in their search results. Content from those sites will never show up in a Blekko search again, the company says. What do you think of this list?“These sites are the worst spam publishers on the Web according to our users,” said Rich Skrenta, CEO of Blekko. “They are literally responsible for millions of pages on the Web that our users say are just not helpful and they’d prefer they were banned permanently. So we’re going to do that for them.”The list is: ehow.comexperts-exchange.comnaymz.comactivehotels.comrobtex.comencyclopedia.comfixya.comchacha.com123people.comdownload3k.competitionspot.comthefreedictionary.comnetworkedblogs.combuzzillions.comshopwiki.comwowxos.comanswerbag.comallexperts.comfreewebs.comcopygator.comWant to see what search results from those domains look like? You can’t do it using Blekko anymore, but here’s a Google Custom Search Engine that searches inside just those domains alone. LoadingAre These Spam Domains? Maybe NotA lot of these domains are pretty obnoxious, but that’s just my opinion. Other peoples’ opinions are different. People complain about Demand Media’s eHow, for example, but the site also has one of the most popular free iPhone apps in the iTunes store. The content is directly useful, highly readable and easy to navigate.In a semi-literate, post-functional world, people need basic instructions on everyday matters. Picture the dystopia in the movie Back to the Future II, where Biff ends up a powerful media mogul and the world is awash in insipid, screeching, 24-hour infomercials. That’s kind of where we live, folks, and our brains have turned a little softer than some of us might like as a result.Where else are you going to learn about basic things in this world? On Wikipedia? Have you read a Wikipedia entry lately? In a semi-literate, post-functional world, people need basic instructions on everyday matters. Picture the dystopia in the movie Back to the Future II, where Biff ends up a powerful media mogul and the world is awash in insipid, screeching, 24-hour infomercials. That’s kind of where we live, folks, and our brains have turned a little softer than some of us might like as a result.Where else are you going to learn about basic things in this world? On Wikipedia? Have you read a Wikipedia entry lately? They trend wonky, over-detailed from the top and according to a New York Times report yesterday, written almost entirely by men.The content on the domains above may seem like spam to the egg-headed geniuses behind Blekko, and the highly discerning early customers of that site, but I don’t think they always look like spam to the rest of the people on the web. Fixya is another domain that’s on that list that I guarantee loads of everyday people are thankful for, not calling for banishment of. The site is littered with advertisements and poor writing. News flash: so is the rest of the world. That might offend the sensibilities of enough sophisticated Blekko users to click that Spam button on the Blekko site, but we’ll see who wins long-term – Blekko or the content farms.I use Blekko every day. But I don’t use it for “spam control.” The determination of whether something is spam or not is really about context. I use Blekko for other types of context filtering. The ability to set up custom lists of domains not to exclude, but to limit a search to, is what’s most useful for me about Blekko. I use the site to limit my searches and see what tech bloggers have written about a subject, or what tech industry analysts have, or bloggers who cover developments in the Middle East, or venture capitalists. I understand that most people don’t want to perform searches limited to contexts as sophisticated as that, perhaps. But those same masses of users who don’t want to do anything too sophisticated are also likely to want some easy-to-read tutorial content like what you find on eHow. Is Blekko intending to serve just people who are interested in creating their own topical collections, or are they aimed at mainstream users? Do mainstream users really dislike these sites that Blekko is now banishing? I’m not so sure they do.Banishing “content farms” may make sense in the minds of the people behind Blekko, but I’m not sure it’s the best idea for everyone.center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more