Blogger badly wounded in Dhaka stabbing

first_img Receive email alerts February 22, 2021 Find out more BangladeshAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Bangladesh RSF_en May 19, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation February 26, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders condemns a violent knife attack by unidentified men on the outspoken blogger Asif Mohiuddin in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on 14 January.“Mohiuddin is known not only for his scathing comments about religion but also his criticism of Bangladesh’s social problems and there is good reason to think he was attacked because of the views he expresses in his reporting on sensitive political and social issues,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must push ahead with their investigation so that those responsible for this attack can be identified and brought before a court.”Aged 29, Mohiuddin was stabbed in the neck and back near his office in the Dhaka district of Uttara at around 10 pm. He is currently reported to be in a critical condition at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.The information provided by the police clearly indicates that the attack was premeditated. “The attackers were lurking near his office,” local police chief Rezaul Islam told AFP. “He was attacked as he was about to enter the office. Passers-by rushed him to a hospital.”Friends who were with him at the time said they thought the attackers were Islamist fundamentalists. In his blog entitled “Almighty only in name, but impotent in reality,” he has often expressed his scepticism about all religions and especially the teachings of Islam.He has also often criticized the lack of freedom of expression in Bangladesh. When covering a student demonstration against a rise in university fees in September 2011, he was arrested and kept in police custody for 18 hours. While held, he was shown a document from the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence saying there was a danger that his blog posts could stir up anti-government sentiment among young people. When summoned to the headquarters of the Detective Branch of the Dhaka police on 1 October 2011, he was forced to provide the details of this blog and Facebook account and was told to stop posting online.Violence against news providers is on the increase in Bangladesh. With four journalists killed in 2012, it is now the world’s sixth deadliest country for media personnel. RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention January 16, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger badly wounded in Dhaka stabbinglast_img read more

FIFA agree massive $1.5 billion COVID-19 relief plan

first_imgFIFA announced on Thursday that it had agreed a $1.5 billion relief plan to help deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global game.FIFA’s plan means world soccer’s governing body will dip into its reserves to provide national federations with a number of grants and interest-free loans to cope with budget hits.FIFA had already provided the immediate release of all funds from its ‘Forward’ projects and given the green light for such grants to be used for COVID-19 relief plans — with a minimum of 50% of released funds to be allocated to women’s football. Infantino added that there would be strict controls on the use of funds, audit requirements, as well as clear loan repayment conditions.Olli Rehn, the deputy chairman of the FIFA Governance Committee, who is Governor of the Bank of Finland and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, will head a committee set up to administer the funds.The council also backed changes to the calendar to support confederations’ desires to extend international breaks to allow for fixture congestion and rearranged matches.Infantino said no decision has yet to be taken on the rescheduling of the new Club World Cup tournament which has been postponed from July 2021 due to the postponement of Euro 2020 and the Copa America.The council also gave the green light to a new pan-Arab tournament to be played in 2021 in Qatar as a ‘test event’ for the 2022 World Cup.The invitational competition will be contested by Arab nations from Africa and Asia and feature home-based players only.The tournament will be held in from 1-18 December 2021 and be run by Qatar’s World Cup organising committee.  Topics :center_img The third stage of the plans, unanimously backed by the FIFA Council on Thursday, allows for a ‘universal solidarity grant’ of $1 million dollars to all national associations with an additional $500,000 specifically for women’s football.Each regional confederation will receive a grant of $2 million.FA’s will be able to apply for loans, amounting to up to 35% of their audited, annual revenues up to a maximum of $5 million with confederations able to request up to $4 million.”Both grants and loans can be directed by member associations to the wider football community in their respective territories, including clubs, players, leagues, or others that have been affected by COVID,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino.last_img read more

FIFA reveals suspended FUFA boss Magogo’s plea bargain in tickets charge

first_imgFUFA STATEMENTToday 10th October 2019, FUFA is in receipt of the official letter from FIFA about the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.As earlier communicated by the FUFA President at the 95th FUFA General Assembly in Adjumani on 28th September 2019, the FIFA letter (Adj. ref. no. 22/2019) confirms the agreed position of invoking article 67 of the FIFA Ethics Code of application of the Plea Bargain and consequently Eng. Moses Magogo will be out of National and International football activities for a period of 2 months effective 10th October 2019.Eng. Magogo is also required to pay 10,000 CHF within 30 days from today and this will be the conclusive closure of this matter.Following similar procedures for 2014 FIFA World Cup as the case was for the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, there was an anomaly with regulations governing FIFA World Cup Tickets and the FUFA President opted to take responsibility in order to conclude the matter.During the 2 months, the FUFA 1st Vice President Mr. Justus Mugisha will act as the FUFA President.It is Our Game, It is Our Country.****URNShare on: WhatsApp Magogo has risen in the ranks at both FIFA and CAF. Here, he poses with FIFA president Infantino at a Doha meeting . PHOTO FUFA MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world football governing body FIFA has today confirmed that the FUFA President, Moses Hassim Magogo is suspended for two months for involvement in 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets resale.FIFA revealed that Magogo had entered into a plea bargain over the issue. A plea bargain is an arrangement between prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence or an agreement to drop other charges.According to FIFA the suspension became effective upon the validation of the agreement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber on 10 October 2019.Last month Magogo announced during the Fufa Assembly in Adjumani that he was steeping aside for two months to give FIFA chance to investigate the matter.But in a communication released by FIFA on Thursday, Magogo will be suspended for two months without being involved in football matters both locally and internationally. He will also pay a fine of sh37 million (10,000 Swiss Francs).“In accordance with art. 67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the parties have mutually agreed on the following sanctions: a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level,” stated the FIFA letter.“The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber,” added the letter.Investigation into Magogo’s alleged resale of the World Cup tickets was opened on 23 July 2018. Member of Parliament for Makindye Allan Ssewanyana reported the matter to FIFA in 2017.Justus Mugisha, the Fufa Vice President is the acting President as Magogo serves his two month suspension.last_img read more

Steelers sign Heyward

first_imgIN THE FOLD—Steelers President Art Rooney II, right, welcomes first round draft pick Cameron Heyward after signing him to a contract Latrobe, Pa., July 29. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) LATROBE, Pa. (AP)—The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Cameron Heyward. The former standout tackle at Ohio State is the son of former Pitt and NFL running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward. The 6-foot-5, 288-pound Heyward is part of a youth movement along Pittsburgh’s aging defensive line. He’s the second defensive lineman to be taken in the first round by the Steelers in the last three years, joining 2009 top pick Ziggy Hood. Heyward signed in time to join the rest of the team for practice on Friday afternoon. The 22-year-old Heyward, who was born in Pittsburgh, called it a life-long dream to play for the Steelers and an “honor” to play on the “best” defensive line in the league.Heyward was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last year.last_img read more


first_imgONE of Donegal’s leading judges has issued an open invitation to schools and other groups to come and see the working of the courts system.Circuit Court Judge John O’Hagan said it is very important that young people get a taste for what happens in court from an early age.“I would encourage all groups including schools and other clubs to arrange a trip to the courts. I think it is vitally important for young people to see justice happening before their eyes. “I think it gives them a healthy respect for the law and a better understanding of all the work that goes on in court from the court clerk to the Gardai to the jury.“If anybody is interested in bringing a group to court, then they should contact the court office and it will be arranged,” he said.Judge O’Hagan met with a group of students from Mulroy College in Milford last week and spent a considerable time during a court break in a questions and answers session.The trip was arranged by well-known local barrister Fiona Crawford whose friend Aisling Crawford is a teacher at the school. The visit was part of the group’s Civic Social and Political Education curriculum.A number of officers of the courts including registrar John Quinn, stenographer Tony O’Callaghan, senior counsel Cormac O’Dulachainn, barrister Fiona Crawford, solicitor Frank Dorrian, judge’s usher David Connolly and Judge O’Hagan himself outlined their roles to the students.The students also spent some time watching a live criminal trial.Teacher Aisling Crawford said the students had a hugely informative day and that she would recommend it to any groups thinking of a visit.JUDGE ISSUES INVITATION FOR SCHOOLS AND GROUP TO VISIT ‘LIVE’ COURT was last modified: February 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA JUDGE has ordered probation reports on two women whose behaviour outside a Co Donegal nightclub forced Gardaí to escort their victims to a bus so they could escape the melee.Judge Paul Kelly made the order after hearing about an incident on the Ramelton Road in Letterkenny in the early hours of the Sunday before last, January 12.Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the local District Court that Gardaí were forced to arrest Anna and Sarah Doherty after the incident. Anna Doherty, who is 27 and from 3 Manor View Park in Letterkenny, was arrested at the scene and charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to comply with the direction of Gardaí.“Miss Doherty was pulling another female by the hair and at one Sgt Siobhan Mollahan had to escort a number of women away from the scene onto a bus for their own safety,” said the inspector.“Miss Doherty had had to be restrained. she was arrested and gave a false name and address and she continued to be aggressive towards Gardaí when she was in custody at Letterkenny Garda Station.Anna Doherty, the court heard, had previous convictions for a Section 2 assault; public order offences and drink driving.Judge Kelly asked her what she was doing on the night of her arrest.“I don’t remember very much,” she said.“I’m not surprised,” replied Judge Kelly, “You have a tendency to do these things when you take far too much drink. You obviously have a drink problem.”He adjourned the case until March 20 asking for a probation and community service report.“Thanks judge,” replied Ms Doherty.Inspector Sheridan said that the next case, of Sarah Doherty Glenmacquinn, Letterkenny, was linked to the same incident.The 26-year-old was charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour in a public place.Inspector Sheridan said she too had been seen fighting on the street outside Pulse nightclub and was seen pulling someone’s hair.Judge Kelly asked Sarah Doherty why she was involved in the row.“I don’t go out very often,” she replied.The judge asked for similar reports for her and adjourned her case to the same date.GARDAÍ FORCED TO ESCORT PEOPLE TO THEIR BUS AFTER TWO WOMEN ATTACKED THEM was last modified: January 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warriors 3 Things: Don’t underrate Steph Curry’s greatness again

first_imgLet’s start with the good stuff for the Warriors — because boy, it’s going to get messy real fast when we’re done with this.Stephen Curry was absolutely, positively stupendous on Wednesday night.Without Klay Thompson. Without Kevin Durant. Without any worthwhile spacing to speak of, he came through.In his team’s moment … The Warriors are down 2-1 in the 2019 NBA Finals after a 123-109 loss to the Raptors Wednesday.Here are three thoughts on Game 3:1. The ultimate Curry flurrylast_img

How to Live Through this Disruptive Age with Gerhard Gschwandtner – Episode 5

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:53 — 15.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWe have now left the linear worldAs a publisher of a very successful magazine that has now lost much of its revenue to the digital shift that’s taken place, Gerhard Gschwandtner knows that things have changed. In his mind, it’s a change away from what is linear into what is multifaceted and diverse. In this conversation, Anthony chats with Gerhard about what it was like to see his company’s revenue leak away as the digital age was born and how he’s weathered the storm with such optimism. It’s a great conversation with a great guy.How to Live Through this #Disruptive Age with Gerhard Gschwandtner – Episode 5Click To TweetAdversity is the diamond dust nature used to polish its jewelsMany traditional publishers have done nothing but bemoan the changes that have happened in the publishing industry due to the advent of the digital age. But Gerhard Gschwandtner has taken a different approach. He believes that the changes are for the betterment of mankind and that publishers need to learn how to adapt what they do to the new methods of doing them. In this episode, you’ll hear Gerhard’s contagious optimism about where the publishing industry is headed and how he’s doing his part to continue the trends by adapting to them.Everybody is a publisher but some are better than others.Like any business vertical, publishing has its share of players. Now that the ease of self-publishing on the internet has made it possible for anyone to become a publisher, the marketplace is more crowded than ever. But not all publishers are created equal. Gerhard Gshwandtner is convinced that the game is still the same and that those who survive and even thrive are the publishers who do the best job at publishing. He’s proving that the switch can be made effectively through his own pivots, so be sure you listen to hear the lessons he’s learned.Everybody is a publisher but some are better than others. A chat with Gerhard GschwandtnerClick To TweetWhat tools can I use to align marketing with sales?Though his business is a publishing house his area of focus is sales. That’s one of the many things that makes Gerhard Gshwandtner such an interesting guest for the In The Arena podcast. With his  years at the helm of “Selling Power” magazine Gerhard has learned much about sales from thousands of people whose stories have been told within the pages of his magazine. On this episode of In The Arena, Anthony picks the brain of a man who has seen, learned, and taught more about sales than most people will learn in a lifetime. You’ll want to hear this one.Outline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction of Gerhard Gschwandtner. Why Gerhard decided to become a publisher of a sales magazine. How the electronic age has impacted Gerhard’s magazine. What is it about Gerhard that makes him willing to thrive in the digital age. Changing the format but not changing the message. Why Gerhard is happy to be part of the new type of publishing. The selling power conference and what’s on the horizon. The interview Gerhard is most proud of. What is Sales Op Shop?Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.SellingPower.comThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeWhat tools can I use to align marketing with sales? A chat with Gerhard GschwandtnerClick To TweetWe have now left the linear world. A chat with Gerhard GschwandtnerClick To TweetAdversity is the diamond dust nature used to polish its jewels. A chat with Gerhard GschwandtnerClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Death penalty of Pune BPO gang rape case convicts commuted to life

first_imgTwelve years after the incident, the Bombay High Court on Monday commuted death sentence to life imprisonment of two convicted for the rape and murder of a business process outsourcing (BPO) firm employee in Pune in 2007.A Division Bench of Justices B.P. Dharmadikari and Swapna Joshi was hearing two criminal petitions filed by Pradeep Kokade and Purshottam Borate seeking a stay on their execution that was originally scheduled for June 24 in Pune. On November 2007, when the BPO employee was leaving from work at night, Borate, the cab driver, along with his friend Kokade, kidnapped, raped and murdered her.They were convicted and sentenced to death in 2012. Soon thereafter, the High Court and Supreme Court upheld the death penalty and their mercy petitions were also rejected in 2016 by the Maharashtra Governor and the President in 2017.Their plea said, “excessive and unexplained delay of over four years (1,509 days) in execution of the sentence of death causes unnecessary and unavoidable pain, suffering and mental torment that constitutes cruel and unusual punishment violative of Article 21 (right to life) of the Indian Constitution.”Advocate Yug Chaudhry appearing for the two had told the court that there had been a delay in issuance of the warrants for execution of the death penalty.last_img read more