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Cut loose: Would we see more adventure in the pursuit of tries if there were bonus points available in the Six Nations?By Charlie MorganSell-out crowds drummed up into a patriotic frenzy, fascinating sub-plots featuring players and coaches, Eddie Butler’s dulcet tones set against a back-drop of Kasabian – the Six Nations has many attributes.On these shores, Boxing Day is normally the cue for anticipation to start building. By the time a BBC montage is sent out across the airwaves a month later, excitement and expectation have reached dizzying levels. But – and we don’t often dare admit this about something so precious – blood and thunder always eclipse skill level. Physicality and endeavour are never lacking. Cutting edge is tougher to find.Ruthless: Ireland scoring against WalesAfter two rounds this year, there is a familiar story. In Ireland, the side most efficiently combining accuracy and aggression is occupying top spot. Characteristically sporadic French brilliance has fashioned a pair of wins. Many have found encouragement from England’s new-found ambition. In a tournament that is meant to offer a significant signpost to the 2015 World Cup though, not much else has been worth writing home about.Granted, difficult conditions and downright appalling surfaces don’t help the prospect of free-flowing, inventive attack. Still, aimless and predictable spells are lingering like a Murrayfield nematode. Having reinforced their collective superiority in autumn, the southern hemisphere giants will not be overly intimidated.Perhaps the most valuable trait of this competition is tradition. When history adds a dash of feeling, rivalries become more special. However, it shouldn’t obstruct evolution. Debate over introducing a bonus-point system to the Six Nations has raged for years. Next season is a perfect time to take the plunge.Let’s start with a striking statistic. In 2013, we saw just 37 tries – the lowest since the game went professional in 1995. A meagre tally of 2.5 scores a game maintained a steady 14-year decline from the inaugural Six Nations when 75 five-pointers were recorded. It would be naïve to attribute this solely to Italy’s development and a consequent rise in competitiveness. Teams are simply not penetrative enough.Despite some marked mismatches, nobody this year has yet managed to cross four times in one game. Without any incentive to limit a defeat to seven points or less either, a couple of encounters have petered out as well.Take the current Championship’s opening encounter in Cardiff – Wales’ 23-15 win over Italy. Would the hosts have been less lax with the carrot of a five-point return? Should the Azurri have been rewarded if they had managed to get within a score? Both of those questions are perhaps presumptuous and certainly theoretical, but because Six Nations culture rewards drab victories and ignores close losses, everyone left the Millennium Stadium feeling slightly deflated. France’s national rugby union team head coach Philippe Saint-Andre speaks during a press conference on February 7, 2014 in Marcoussis, south of Paris, two days ahead of the 6 Nations France-Italy match. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images) Nobody will make an impression in 2015 without well-oiled structures and spark with ball in hand. Coaches as bright as Joe Schmidt, Warren Gatland and Stuart Lancaster do not need a revamped structure to know that. This isn’t just about reducing the risk of fans getting disillusioned by dull finishes, either.If they have to score, they will score: the All BlacksThe crux is this: northern hemisphere nations are not working on the same scoring basis as the World Cup. Each player is used to bonus-point demands from Heineken Cup, Aviva Premiership, Top 14 and Pro12 action, but strangely surrender such a mentality during the Six Nations, a pivotal time to work towards their all-consuming endgame.Intriguingly, England would be reigning champions if last season’s results had played out under bonus-point conditions. Their 38-18 thrashing of Scotland – punctuated by scores from Chris Ashton, Billy Twelvetrees, Geoff Parling and Danny Care – would have sent them into the finale in Cardiff with a five-point cushion.Given Wales’ overwhelming supremacy that night, the thought of Chris Robshaw collecting the Six Nations trophy following a 30-3 hiding is grimly laughable. As it was, points difference produced worthy Six Nations winners – it’s impossible to argue that Sam Warburton’s men didn’t deserve it.Why not ponder, though? With hindsight, a four-try haul for Wales that evening is entirely plausible had tournament rules required it. Each of the seven three-pointers they converted – five penalties from Leigh Halfpenny, one plus a drop-goal from Dan Biggar – were in positions from which they could have threatened England’s line. The immense atmosphere would have sucked at least one driving maul over for the men in red.Besides anything else, the scenario would have been invaluable practice for Wales’ task in 2015. In Pool A alongside England and Australia, their fate will be decided by bonus points if the big three win and lose one each over a deliciously tense round-robin at Twickenham. Victory will always be the priority of course, but staying within seven or capitalising on periods of ascendancy with tries might prove to be the difference.Vocally opposed to bonus point: Philippe Saint-AndreVoiced most audibly by France coach Philippe Saint-Andre, the main argument in opposition of the modern system is that it would mess with the mystique of a Grand Slam. Although unlikely, a side may register five wins but be usurped by another whose particularly potent attack has carved out four heavy triumphs and a narrow reverse. Saint-Andre makes a valid point. There’s a way around it. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As woven into the rich tapestry of home nations rugby, a Slam is the Holy Grail and it is ridiculous to think it would not be enough to take the Championship. How about an additional ten points being awarded for a clean sweep just to force the issue, then? Other idiosyncrasies can be saved as well. Triple Crowns can survive amid bonus-points and the scrap to avoid the wooden spoon would be more absorbing and meritocratic.Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are still ahead and proactivity is needed to close the gap. When World Cup performances hold so much sway in terms of national pride, player selection and coaching structures, it is utter madness not to hold the key competition for European teams under the same rules. The Six Nations isn’t broken, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed. Trading a redundant slither of romanticism for a ticket out of mediocrity seems a decent deal.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the ball: Sonny Bill Williams should line up for the Blues against the Lions. Photo: Getty ImagesGatland is well aware of the challenge ahead and the need to improve on Saturday’s showing against the NZ Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei. He said: “We are expecting a big crowd at Eden Park. It will be the first of three matches there for us and we know the atmosphere will be outstanding. We are hoping for some good weather and are expecting a tough, fast and open game of rugby.“We have a few work-ons from last weekend and we know we need to be more clinical. We created some good opportunities against the Barbarians but didn’t see them through and that is something we want to improve on.”Squad effort: The Lions warm up during training today. Photo: Getty ImagesThis squad also gives a good indication of who will line up against the Crusaders on Saturday as Gatland has always said that every player will start at least one of the first three matches. The 11 players who haven’t yet been named in a starting line-up are Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Tadhg Furlong, George Kruis, Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Owen Farrell, Jonathan Davies, George North and Liam Williams.Blues v British & Irish Lions, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), Eden Park, live on Sky Sports and TalkSportLions starting XV: Leigh Halfpenny; Jack Nowell, Jared Payne, Robbie Henshaw, Elliot Daly; Dan Biggar, Rhys Webb; Jack McGrath, Ken Owens (capt), Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, James Haskell, Justin Tipuric, CJ Stander.Replacements: Rory Best; Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony, Greig Laidlaw, Johnny Sexton, Liam Williams. Blues starting XV: Michael Collins; Matt Duffie, George Moala, Sonny Bill Williams/TJ Faiane, Rieko Ioane; Stephen Perofeta, Augustine Pulu; Ofa Tu’ungafasi, James Parsons, Charlie Faumuina, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Scott Scrafton, Akira Ioane, Blake Gibson, Steven Luatua.Replacements: Hame Faiva, Alex Hodgman, Sione Mafileo, Patrick Tuipulotu, Kara Pryor, Sam Nock, Ihaia West, TJ Faiane/Melani Nanai. TAGS: Highlight Key figure: Ken Owens will captain the Lions against the Blues. Photo: Getty Images We run the rule over the squad picked for the second game of the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour, against the Blues in Auckland Ken Owens will captain the British & Irish Lions against the Blues at Eden Park on Wednesday night. The hooker is one of five Wales players in the starting XV, which features the Ospreys half-back pairing of Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar, Leigh Halfpenny at full-back and Justin Tipuric at openside.“Ken has worked really hard on his recovery and it’s great to have him available,” said Lions coach Warren Gatland. “He has captained the Scarlets and has assumed a leadership role within the camp and it is a great opportunity for him.”Owens added: “It’s unbelievable. Gats asked me last night and it was a bit of a shock but it’s a huge honour and I didn’t take long to answer. It’s a challenge I’m relishing and I’m looking forward to leading the boys out and putting in a massive performance that the Lions shirt deserves.”Double act: Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne are a familiar pairing. Photo: Getty ImagesThe centre pairing of Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw were in midfield when Ireland beat New Zealand in Chicago last year – expect Payne to be leading the defensive line – while there are two Englishman on the wings in Jack Nowell and Elliot Daly who constantly go looking for work.Owens has Jack McGrath and Dan Cole either side of him in the front row. It’s an English second-row pairing as well in Maro Itoje and Courtney Lawes while Tipuric is joined in the back row by James Haskell and CJ Stander.It’s a strong looking tight five – Owens was the form hooker in the Six Nations, McGrath has impressed for Ireland in the past couple of seasons and Cole is the only man to start all 18 Tests in England’s record winning run. Then there’s the athleticism Lawes and Itoje in the engine room, both players who can also pack down at blindside.Ball-carrying responsibilities are likely to fall to Stander while Tipuric has the opportunity to prove he can be as much of a nuisance at the breakdown as he is a threat as a link player.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREThere are eight All Blacks in the Blues’ starting XV, including Sonny Bill Williams – providing he doesn’t experience any negative effects from training between now and Wednesday as he recovers from a knee injury.
Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [17 de diciembre de 2014] La Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia Episcopal, Katharine Jefferts Schori, ha emitido la siguiente declaración sobre la liberación de los presos de Cuba:Doy gracias por la liberación hoy de los presos en poder de Cuba y Estados Unidos. El regreso de Alan Gross y de los tres restantes de los Cinco Cubanos a sus hogares aportará gran alegría a sus familias y a sus naciones. Esta acción también abre la puerta para regularizar las relaciones entre estos dos países, por primera vez en 50 años. La Iglesia Episcopal se regocija con estas familias y tenemos profunda esperanza de las posibilidades de reconciliación y del intercambio entre las partes divididas de la Iglesia y de la humanidad.La Revdma. Katharine Jefferts SchoriObispa Presidente y PrimadaIglesia Episcopal Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ La declaración de la Obispa Presidente sobre la liberación de los presos de Cuba Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Posted Dec 17, 2014 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC
Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments (2) Donald Heacock says: Rector Tampa, FL The Rev Dr Malcolm Naea Chun says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY July 11, 2016 at 7:19 pm Prediction they won’the get beyond the financial line In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Indigenous Ministries Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA July 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm Good insight for that has been the way of 19th century missions. So when do missionaries close the misson? Or do they keep control forever? Do you set up your work so that it will fail when you leave or do you continue to support it not control it so it will succeed? As for indigenous people the rent is long over due. As for mission, how many years decades, century before you need to be told to go, because if you didn’t do your work right and plant the good seed, then you failed haven’t you? Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canada: General Synod ponders shape of future Indigenous church By André ForgetPosted Jul 11, 2016 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Anglican Journal] The shape the Indigenous Anglican church may vary in different parts of Canada, members of General Synod heard Sunday, July 10.“The way that the Inuit are in the North is very different than the way that the Blackfoot people are, and soon on and so forth,” National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald said. “It probably will take on a whole bunch of different forms as we go from nation to nation. So we can’t make something that will be one-size-fits all.”MacDonald was responding to a question from Bishop Jane Alexander, of the Diocese of Edmonton. Like her fellow members of General Synod, Alexander had been asked to ponder “Where We Are Today: Twenty Years after the Covenant, an Indigenous Call to the Wider Church,” a statement released in 2014 by the Indigenous House of Bishops’ Leadership Circle. The statement, requested of the bishops by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), outlines what the bishops see as the next steps in the process of the self-determination of an Indigenous Anglican church in Canada. On Sunday, the document was introduced to General Synod by ACIP member Archdeacon Sidney Black, of the Diocese of Calgary. Black asked members, in their table groups, to consider two questions: What do you find exciting about this document? What do you find challenging about this document?Alexander said she needed clarification on the document. At certain points, she said, it read as though recommending an Indigenous church existing completely separately from the existing Anglican Church of Canada, and at other points it seemed to envisage the Indigenous church as remaining part of the existing organization.“Am I looking at…two parallel structures or institutions — and I hate to use those words; that’s not exactly what I mean — or is it a kind of nesting of Anglican Indigenous ministries inside the Anglican Church of Canada?” Alexander asked.In response, apart from clarifying that the document envisaged an Indigenous church whose shape would vary across the country, MacDonald conceded there remain “grey areas” about the nature of the future church, and that remains to be worked out.One possibility, he said, would be a relationship in many ways similar to that between the Canadian and Cuban Anglican churches.Cuba, MacDonald said, “is in another nation, and so it has a certain amount of freedom to do things the way it wants to do, but it hopes to have a relationship of brotherly and sisterly love back and forth [with us] as close as can be. I think we want something that is not exactly like that, but that would be appreciated like that…But we’re going to work it out a piece at a time.”There’s a wide range of opinions among Canadian Indigenous Anglicans about the nature of the relationship the two churches should have, he added.“Some people are very much, ‘We should be as separate as possible,’ and other people are ‘as close as possible.’ We’re still working that out amongst ourselves.”In an emotional address to General Synod, Archdeacon and ACIP member Larry Beardy voiced an urgency that Indigenous Anglicans determine the shape of their own church.“I just want to stress we’re talking self-determination today, and hopefully partner[ship] will evolve from there…The declaration really pushes us to the limit that we have to do something now…We’re not talking about programs. We’re talking about self-determination in the Anglican Church of Canada for our people. It’s time.”The suffering of Indigenous communities, and their need for more self-determination, was brought home in his own community this year, he said, when an 11-year-old boy committed suicide.“We can’t stand back any more, my friends, my brothers in Christ,” he said. “Our people have a vision.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN
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February 25, 2021 Find out more August 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Akbar Ganji in intensive care Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa At the urging of 160 Iranian intellectuals, around 1,000 people gathered outside Milad hospital in Tehran today to demand the release of imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji. The crowd demanded the right to visit Ganji but, although the hospital doctors agreed, the prosecutor’s office said no. A delegation of several Iranian intellectuals later met the hospital’s publications relations director, Dr. Tabesh, who said Ganji “has been transferred to intensive care.” He added that, “his condition is critical.” Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran June 9, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more Paris, 9 Aug (AFP) The press freedom group Reporters Without Borders would like someone to be able to visit Iranian journalist and political prisoner Akbar Ganji, its secretary-general, Robert Ménard, told AFP Tuesday.”We are asking that one of Akbar Ganji’s lawyers or a member of his family should be allowed to see him at the hospital (where he has been since 17 July) in order to verify his state of health and find out whether or not he has called off his hunger strike,” Ménard said.”There were contradictory statements Tuesday” as to the status of the dissident’s hunger strike, Ménard said. “The justice ministry announced that he had stopped the hunger strike but the hospital spokesperson said he was still refusing to eat,” he said. “Since it began, the Iranian authorities have announced the end of Akbar Ganji’s protest several times,” Ménard said.Reporters Without Borders urged Ganji to call off his hunger strike on Monday and is worried about “the gravity of his state of health,” Ménard said. “None of his lawyers have seen him since 17 July when he arrived at the hospital, and his family has not seen him since 1 August,” he added.Aged 46, Ganji is one of the most emblematic of Iran’s political prisoners. He was sentenced in 2001 to six years in prison over an article implicating several senior regime officials in a series of murders of writers and intellectuals.Ganji began his hunger strike on 11 June in an attempt to obtain an unconditional release. The Iranian judicial authorities said he was transferred from prison to the hospital on 17 July to undergo a knee operation. He is being closely guarded and there has been no indication that any operation has in fact been carried out.———————————————————————-08.08.2005 Press freedom group asks Ganji to call off hunger strikeReporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard appealed to imprisoned journalist Akbar Ganji to call off his hunger strike today, as dozens of plain-clothes agents of the Tehran state prosecutor raided his home, insulted and roughed up his wife and daughter, and threatened to arrest them for “spying.”The raid on Ganji’s Tehran home began at around 9:00 a.m. and lasted an hour. The agents searched the apartment and seized many documents, photo albums, computer diskettes, diaries and personal effects belonging to his daughter. His wife, Massoumeh Shafiie, was handcuffed, hit and threatened with arrest for “transmitting information to foreign media.” His daughter was threatened. ———————————————————————-Letter to Akbar GanjiParis, 8 August 2005Dear friend,I know this message will reach you, even if your hospital bed is under surveillance. I want to talk to you as a friend.We need you, dear Akbar. We need your courage and your combative spirit to continue the fight. I am writing to you to ask you to end your hunger strike. Today, your wife, Massoumeh Shafiie, your lawyer, Shirin Ebadi, and I refuse to let you drift slowly into something from which there is no return. As from today, your body could begin to suffer irreversible harm. We do not want to lose one of the noblest and most powerful voices – the journalist Akbar Ganji.I know that you will agree to listen to your friends and that you will have the courage to accept that they are right.I want to reiterate to you that we are at your side, that we were there yesterday and we want to continue to be there tomorrow. We will not cease to inform public opinion, to put pressure on politicians and to shake often unmoving entities until you are given your freedom, you and the four other journalists in prison in Iran – Hossein Ghazian, Slamak Pourzand, Ejlal Eghvami and Roya Touloui.You have done a great deal to ensure that your contemporaries are aware of the disastrous state of freedoms in Iran. Before, you did it by investigating, writing and exposing the real face of those who hold power in Iran. Now, since 11 June, you have been doing it by not eating, in order to force your tormentors to render you justice. Your hunger strike has clearly shown that “justice” is a word that is unknown to the judges who convicted you. They do not serve fairnessand the law, they are the servile thugs of a despotic regime.Your revolt has echoed around the world. US President George W. Bush, the European Union and France have all publicly called for your release. International human rights organisations are campaigning on your behalf. Ten Nobel laureates including your friend Shirin Ebadi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have together condemned the Iranian government’s behaviour and have asked Tehran-based diplomats to go to your bedside. On Saturday, the British ambassador in Iran, Sir Richard Dalton, whose country currently holds the European Union presidency, tried to see you. The Iranian foreign ministry refused, wrapping itself in nationalist pride of poor taste. By drawing all eyes to your hospital bed, you have forced the world to look at Iran’s suffering in the face.I hope to hear from you as soon as possible.Robert Ménard Organisation News News News
Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print TAGScompetitionDublin City UniversityIntel Mini Scientistscience FILM REVIEW: Joker Email Erica Cummins and Alannah Ryan from Shanagolden NS,Picture: Sean CurtinTwo Limerick schools will participate in the national final of the Intel Mini Scientist competition which will be held at the Helix venue in Dublin City University on Friday, February 2. The Limerick schools involved are Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh in Roxboro with their project: ‘Why Does The Colour Spectrum Go White?’ and Scoil Ide in Corbally with their project ‘RoboBall – Humans v Computer’.The competition involves primary school students developing science-related projects that are exhibited at fairs in their own schools. Intel employees visit each school to judge the projects and select the winning projects which then qualify for the regional Finals. The competition is open to fourth, fifth and sixth class students. Almost 8,000 students are taking part in this year’s event.More about education here.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FILM REVIEW – Zombieland 2: Double Tap WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick FC welcomed into Women’s National LeagueNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter FILM REVIEW: Ad Astra NewsEducationLimericks young scientists head to DublinBy Staff Reporter – January 24, 2018 1138 Advertisement Win more than €1,000 wedding prize for one lucky couple with Strand Hotel and Matthew Stephens Jewellers [email protected] competition to go online for Limerick students Linkedin FILM REVIEW: 1917
Police searching for man connected to hit and run By admin – May 11, 2018 Marisa Amador Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Local NewsCrime Woman accused of driving intoxicated, colliding with OPD car Pinterest Home Local News Crime Woman accused of driving intoxicated, colliding with OPD car WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Texas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Previous article19-year-old charged with driving intoxicated with child in vehicleNext articleMan indicted in connection with shooting death admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Odessa police arrested a woman early Friday morning, accusing her of driving while intoxicated and colliding with an Odessa police car.Marisa Belia Amador, 31, was arrested around 2:45 a.m. Friday morning and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.An Odessa police release states officers patrolling the area saw a black Cadillac Escalade stopped at the intersection of University Boulevard and Bonham Avenue, and approached the vehicle to find a woman, later identified as Amador, to be in the driver’s seat with her head down, appearing to be asleep or unconscious.After Amador woke up to officers tapping on the vehicle door, officers instructed her to open the door and she shook her head “no,” the release states, before Amador took her foot off the brake, causing her vehicle to crash into a marked OPD car.There were no reports of any injuries. The release states officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Amador’s breath, before she was arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends
Facebook Local News OA logo 2 wide Benefit serviceThe African American Fellowship of West Texas has scheduled a benefit service for the Rev. Jackie Jeffery of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Crane at 7 p.m. today at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 2212 E. 11th St.Jeffery is fighting stage 4 prostate cancer. All proceeds will aid in his medical cost and lost income.For information, call 580-3306 or 580-3307.ON THE NET>> tinyurl.com/y453lofy or sjmbcodessa.org Pinterest Church anniversarySt. James Missionary Baptist Church, 2212 E. 11th St., will celebrate their 82nd Church Anniversary June 8-9.June 8: 10:30 a.m., Church fellowship gathering with lots of games and good food.June 9: 3 p.m., Anniversary service. Guest church will be Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Tommie Hale of Midland.For more information, call 580-3306.ON THE NET>> sjmbcodessa.org Facebook Tree giveawayThe Odessa Neighborhood ShadeMakers Tree Giveaway Program focuses on giving trees for residential neighborhoods. 5-gallon trees will be made available free to residents. The homeowners agree to pick up, plant, and care for their free tree. The objective is to instill pride and ownership, care for the environment, and beautify our neighborhoods. Trees are available to be picked up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 15 at McKinney, 625 W Pool Road.Trees available are on a first-come first-served basis.Go online to register.ON THE NET>> tinyurl.com/y3d73tqo WhatsApp Twitter TAGS Quick Hits June 2 Advocate trainingCASA of the Permian Basin Area, Inc., 300 N. Grant Ave., has scheduled new advocate training from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 11.Learn how you can change a child’s life and work with children in foster care to ensure their best interest is kept in court.Training is held four evenings: Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks. All four classes are mandatory.Fingerprints will be taken and volunteers will do a four hour court observation.To register or for more information, call 498-4174 or email [email protected] THE NET>> casapba.org or tinyurl.com/y6bpm8bm By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleTxDOT distracted driving campaign stopping in MidlandNext articleThe Hazards Most Likely to Damage Your Tires Digital AIM Web Support