Photographer hurt by stun grenade thrown by police

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Follow the news on France FranceEurope – Central Asia RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 4, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders today condemned the police use of a stun grenade against Georges Bartoli, a freelance photographer working for the news agency Reuters, while he was covering a protest against genetically-modified crops on 25 September in Valdivienne. Bartoli sustained minor injuries to the legs when the grenade detonated and he had to be hospitalised.”We call on you to carry out an investigation to establish the circumstance that led the police to throw a grenade at this photographer,” the organisation said in a letter to Vienne prefect Bernard Prévost.”The fact that he was clearly identifiable as a photographer – wearing a press armlet and with two cameras hanging from his neck – and the fact that he was keeping his distance from the protesters suggest that he was deliberately targeted, in which case exemplary punishments are called for,” Reporters Without Borders added.Some 15 people were injured at Valdivienne when police clashed with demonstrators who had come to cut down a field of genetically-modified maize. Bartoli said he was on his own, at some distance from the demonstrators and just a few metres from the police, and clearly identifiable as a journalist, when the stun grenade was thrown in his direction.Alain Darrigrand, a reporter with France 2, and Christophe Garnier of LCI and TF1 also said they were deliberately targeted by the police. In a joint statement, they said they were filming the demonstration from a place where they were on their own and easily identifiable by their cameras when the police threw tear gas and a stun grenade from a distance of one metre.They said: “This action targeted us as journalists and was designed to prevent us filming at the height of the demonstration. It succeeded, because we unable to carry on doing our work as reporters for several minutes after this attack.” September 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer hurt by stun grenade thrown by police June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Chalktoberfest contest coming soon

first_imgBatesville, IN — At the Batesville Board of Works meeting on Monday, the Board approved the use of the Village Green Parking Lot, where the farmer’s market will be held in conjunction, for Chalktoberfest on Saturday, October 10th from 8 am to noon.The Ripley County Community Foundation Youth Outreach is looking for local artists to participate in Chalktoberfest, a competitive art drawing contest. Check-in will be open from 8 am to 8:30 am, then the contest begins at 8:30 am and ends at 11:30 am. Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners at noon.The theme of the drawing contest is “Movie Poster Street Mural” and contestants will be given a 4′ x 3′ area to recreate their favorite poster in chalk.The number of artists permitted to enter the chalk art contest is limited, and the event is weather permitting. Call the Ripley County Community Foundation at 812-933-1098 for more information.last_img read more

Senegal finish year top of Africa rankings, Uganda 1 up

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Senegal ended this year as the highest ranked African national team, edging Cup of Nations title-holders the Ivory Coast for top spot in the December listings released Thursday.Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana and Morocco complete the top 10 compiled by world governing body FIFA.All the countries bar Nigeria will be among the 16 challengers for the Cup of Nations title when Gabon stages the 2017 tournament between January 14 and February 5.Another four qualified teams — Mali, Cameroon, giantkillers Guinea-Bissau and Uganda — are among the top 20 ranked teams. Uganda, 73rd last month, move a place up to 72nd place in the world.Gabon-bound Togo and Zimbabwe and the host nation fall outside the elite, but should not be underestimated when the biennial African Cup kicks off in Libreville. A Senegal side packed with Europe-based professionals, including Sadio Mane of Liverpool and Keita Balde of Lazio, completed their Cup of Nations qualifiers with a perfect six-win record.But after a routine win over Cape Verde at the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, they fell 2-1 to South Africa, who scored from a penalty that should not have been awarded.Monthly African rankings released by FIFA Thursday (world ranking in brackets):1 Senegal (33), 2 Ivory Coast (34), 3 Tunisia (35), 4 Egypt (36), 5 Algeria (38), 6 Democratic Republic of Congo (48), 7 Burkina Faso (50), 8 Nigeria (51), 9 Ghana (53), 10 Morocco (57)11 Mali (60), 12 South Africa (60), 13 Cameroon (65), 14 Benin (66), 15 Guinea-Bissau (68), 16 Guinea (69), 17 Congo Brazzaville (70), 18 Uganda (72), 19 Cape Verde (80), 20 Libya (85)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

State Increases Dontell Stephens’ Settlement to $6 Million

first_imgSeven years after Dontrell Stephens was shot and permanently paralyzed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy, he will be receiving a larger multi-million-dollar payout as compensation for his injuries than initially planned.The Florida Legislature passed a bill on Wednesday ordering Sheriff Ric Bradshaw to pay the 26-year-old homeless West Palm Beach man up to $6 million.Although the amount is significantly less than the $22.5 million a federal jury had recommended, Stephens’ attorney, Jack Scarola, says, “The fact that a Republican legislature, that historically has been opposed to claims bills, passed it as overwhelmingly as they did, shows it was deserved.”The state Senate passed the bill by a 37-2 vote late Wednesday afternoon, two days after the lower chamber approved it by a vote of 160-0.The amount gives Stephens $1.5 million more than what Bradshaw agreed to pay in what he described as his “final” offer.After the final $4.5 million offer was made, legal questions were raised about whether the state legislature could cover bills that Stephens received while he was in rehabilitation and was being treated for potentially fatal bed sores that plague paraplegics, according to Sen. Anitere Flores, a Miami Republican who sponsored the measure.For that reason, the bill was amended so that Bradshaw would have to use up to $1.5 million of tax money to in order cover Stephens’ unpaid bills.Stephens’ guardian will use about $3.4 million to purchase an annuity that could generate interest to cover Stephens’ living expenses, the measure explains.Another $1.1 million will go to Scarola’s law firm and other parties, including lobbyists, who worked together on the case.Scarola says his client will need more than $6 million. Since Stephens is expected to live another 50 years, he would $5 million in order to lead a semblance of a normal life for his condition, according to an expert who testified during the 2016 civil trial of the case in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale.The $3.4 million state lawmakers agreed to will provide some stability and security for Stephens, who had been living in a homeless shelter but is now sleeping on a friend’s couch, according to Scarola.The attorney adds that Stephens accumulated more than $3 million in bills from a Central Florida rehabilitation center, as well as doctors and hospitals that have treated him since he was shot by Deputy Adams Lin back in 2013.The deputy, who was later promoted to sergeant, shot Stephens a total of four times, moments after stopping him for riding his bicycle erratically on Haverhill Road in West Palm Beach.Although Lin testified that he thought Stephens was reaching for a gun, Stephens was unarmed. The black object he was holding at the time was a cellphone.Scarola will seek to reduce Stephens’ existing bills to $1.5 million by negotiating with those who are owed money.Lawmakers Slash Dontrell Stephens’ Settlement to $4.5 millionlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team Wined it Up

first_imgNot bad says the folks at Mallard’s Source for sports which selected the squad Team of the Week.The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike tour had cyclists trek from New Denver to Nelson one day and Nelson to New Denver the next to help find a cure while getting a whole of exercise and scenery looking.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and damaged.The Nelson Daily Ad Manager John McCuaig (pictured far left) also wanted to add some appreciation with a dinner voucher for Team Wined it Up.Pictured from left, The Nelson Daily’s McCuaig, Jennifer Ellis, David Johnson, Sandy Mitchell (Captain), Jay Puder and Jay Ratzlaff. The event raised more than $80,000.One team, Team Cranked Up, brought in more than $9,000.Not to be outdone was Team Wined it Up which came a close second at more than $7,500 raised for MS Research.last_img read more

Are You Getting the Right Things Done?

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Are you getting things done? More importantly, are you getting the right things done?I use Omnifocus to keep track of every project, and every task that I need to complete. Right now, my task count stands at 228. I recently added a new perspective to Omnifocus.The new perspective shows me what tasks I completed today. It gives me a view of what I got done. It’s a way for me to look at how I spent my time, whether or not the tasks I completed are aligned with my goals, and whether I moved the needle.Some days it’s easier to get the right things done. Other days, life intervenes and makes it more difficult to make real progress on what’s most important.Reviewing your progress every day allows you to maintain your focus on your highest priorities. It allows you to make adjustments to what you are doing. Most of all, it shows you how little you are getting done and how few results you are producing—when these things are true.There is a value to keeping your score, especially when the work you do is knowledge work.If you need to schedule appointments with your dream clients, then counting the number of appointments you booked will let you see how much you did—or didn’t get done. If you need to develop the members of your team, keeping score on the time spent serving them will give you a way to gauge whether what you are doing is in line with your priorities.Are you keeping your own score? Are you honest with yourself about what you are getting done—and what you aren’t getting done?last_img read more

Adamson gets 2nd wins, trumps NCAA champ Arellano

first_imgAteneo snatches top spot, FEU humbles La Salle in men’s PVL E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson remained undefeated and ran Arellano aground in straight sets, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, in thePremier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons, who recorded their first win streak under head coach Air Padda, remained undefeated and topped Group B with a 2-0 record while the Lady Chiefs slipped to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Padda, who started her Adamson tenure in 2016, said their win over Arellano was quite an accomplishment considering the stature of their opponents.“This could be really small for other teams but this was huge for us,” said Padda. “Arellano is the NCAA champion and when we play against higher teams the girls usually get timid but today the girls were focused.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I wasn’t expecting this and what I expected was that Arellano would give a better fight.”Jema Galanza reigned high for the Lady Falcons putting up 18 points while Christine Soyud added nine points.center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Jovielyn Prado led the Lady Chiefs with 11 points. MOST READ Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View commentslast_img read more

Incredible highs from Indian sport

first_imgIt would not be an exaggeration to state that 2010 was a brilliant year for Indian sport, in which athletes from a broad spectrum rose to the top and crowned themselves with glory at the Asian and world level.As has become a habit, sections of the electronic media go through the gimmick of picking a “sportsperson of the year”. A select number make it to the list and eventually one person is chosen ahead of the pack.The point is, in a year where Indians did so well and tore the form book to shreds in so many disciplines, it is the collective joy which athletes brought that should make us all feel proud.Today, when people have become so disillusioned with life in India, it is sport which makes us forget the pain. When one watched Sachin Tendulkar carve out his magical 50th Test century in South Africa, one forgot about having to pay through one’s nose for petrol or onions or how corruption was an integral part of the Indian system.And if you choose to think about His Majesty’s ODI double hundred in Gwalior, you know you were watching a genius at the crease. In the end, he left you in a trance.I honestly feel at the end of the year, it is not worth talking about what Lalit Modi did in the Indian Premier League and how the BCCI reacted in a knee- jerk fashion.Yes, Modi is history and the BCCI is rightly being pulled up by courts for taking all kinds of arbitrary decisions.advertisementAt the same time, just as people kept saying the Commonwealth Games ( CWG) would never happen, India showed that it was possible to do things at the last minute. Everyone associated with the task of hosting the Games managed to pull it off, though from ticketing woes to poor food packages for volunteers and excessive policing, there was a bad taste that lingered.Yet, what people will really remember the CWG for is India’s rich medal haul and how several new stars were born. Be it the efforts of gymnast Ashish Kumar or the golden girls from track and field, India shone as hosts. It is their efforts which made the CWG a success, with shooter Gagan Narang defining consistency with a four- gold haul.The loss really was for all those athletes who did not come to India thinking the stadia would collapse or snakes would be slithering in their beds at the Games Village near the Yamuna bank.From the CWG to the Asian Games, it seemed India would not be able to reproduce the same form. However, despite pessimistic predictions from the naysayers, it was again a case of India shining, though the shooters, wrestlers and weightlifters flopped. Ronjan Sodhi was the golden exception.The way Ashish, Bajrang Lal Takhar, Virdhawal Khade, Ashwini Akkunji, Preeja Sreedharan, Joseph Abraham, Pankaj Advani, Vijender Kumar and Somdev Devvarman led the assault on medals, you knew Indian sport had come of age.Comparisons were made with China, as to how they win so many medals in virtually every discipline.But I think the Indian sportspersons are rising to the challenge and comparisons with China are ridiculous. With tight doping controls now in place at the mega events, it was great that no Indian flunked a dope test in Guangzhou.What one needs to do in 2011 is build on the momentum. Do not starve the athletes of good competition, equipment and foreign coaches. Without all this, expecting results at the London Olympics in 2012 will be foolhardy.And now, we come to a category of sportspersons who I would not wish to address as winners but champions. There is a difference between a winner and a champion – and the latter category is the one where Viswanathan Anand, Sushil Kumar, MC Mary Kom and Tejaswini Sawant belong.To produce four world champions in one year is something Indian sport was never known for.It is a tribute to the perseverance and work ethic of these individuals that they could crown themselves with glory in a year where our sport shone.Just to jog the reader’s memory, when Anand was to go to Sofia, Bulgaria, to defend his world title, he was in huge trouble. Fly ash was a big menace and flights were being cancelled across Europe.Anand eventually had to take a 40- hour road journey from Frankfurt to Sofia. And after that, he was still alert enough to beat Topalov for the world championship title.advertisementComing to Sushil, people thought his bronze medal effort at the Beijing Olympics was nothing great. But when he won the world title in Russia in September, it was indeed a big day for Indian sport.No Indian wrestler had ever won anything as big as this and the smiling man again won gold in New Delhi at the CWG. Two women also made it special as Mary Kom won the world boxing championship for a record fifth time, this time in a different category to her previous four. Everyone knows what she has done for women’s boxing in India, but it is her hunger for more and more success which is hard to understand.And last but not the least, Tejaswini Sawant winning the 50- metre rifle prone event at the world championship in Germany was not expected. This win should put Tejaswini in the right frame of mind to train for the London Olympics.To leave Saina Nehwal’s four big titles out would be wrong, and the World No. 2 badminton player doesn’t look like stopping anytime soon.People will talk of bad things as well in Indian sport in 2010 – with specific reference to corrupt officials and politicians. Let’s just forget about them.If you have woken up with a bad hangover after the Christmas parties, just think of Indian sport in 2010. It will make you feel good again.last_img read more

Indian football : Kolkata to launch their first Baby League this season

first_imgAdvertisement Also Read :National Sports Awards 2018 Roundup AdvertisementThe All India Football Federation started their Grassroots Development Programme back in 2008 with Mizoram being the first state to organise a grassroots course in October of that year. In subsequent years similar projects have been launched in Bengal, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Assam, Goa and Kerala. Though, AIFF’s Head of Youth Development Mr Richard Hood believes that the methods of engagement with football have been very limited but the new model of the Baby Leagues has the highest potential to create the change.The entire concept of the newly inaugurated Baby Leagues is to instill a will to win for the budding football enthusiasts in the nation who want to take football as a career. Big names like Bhaichung Bhutia and IM Vijayan had instilled to become professional players since childhood but then they never had 100 games a year to improve consistently as kids. In Japan, children are engaging with the sport for 52 weeks in a year whereas, in India, it’s hardly 3 weeks.The entire concept of the Baby League in India is coming from the South and Central American countries like Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Colombia, which Richard Hood says contributed about 7000 players worth about 3.5 billion dollars in the last transfer window.Kolkata, the mecca of football is known for its rich history of the sport and the proficient players it has produced. For the first time in Bengal, the AIFF Baby League is going to take place in the city of Joy. An active Sports Events company namely Federation De Sports Association are an operator of the Baby League in Kolkata. The league is to be divided into 3 categories ( U-8, U-10, U-12). Each age group will be divided into 8 teams. The League in Kolkata starts from 18th November till 19th February. Each team has a mere registration fee of 3000/- and the venue for the league will be in South Kolkata area.For Indian Football to succeed, this is the baby steps taken forward and a proper development model which ‘catches them young’. Every ground in India where the Baby Leagues shall take place, keeping aside the beautiful sight of children playing, there will be some sure spotting of genius.last_img read more