12 Jun

Journalist gunned down in unexplained circumstances

first_imgNews October 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down in unexplained circumstances February 26, 2021 Find out more News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage RSF_en Police and eyewitnesses said 30-year-old Kabid was shot about 7:30 a.m. by three or four gunmen in the mobile phone shop which he owns. He was rushed to Narsingdi hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. The Narsingdi district police chief said his officers were on the trail of those behind the crime. BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Organisation Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention In February, husband and wife journalists Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi were stabbed to death in their home. Despite a large-scale protest by the country’s journalists, the investigation has not reached a successful conclusion. On 15 June the journalist Jamal Uddin was hacked to death by unidentified killers. The ability of those in the media to work freely has deteriorated alarmingly in Bangladesh, which is ranked 129th of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. February 22, 2021 Find out more News BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 19, 2021 Find out more Talhad Ahmed Kabid, a reporter with the Bangladeshi newspaper Dainik Narsingdi Bani, was shot dead two days ago by unidentified gunmen in the Shalidah neighbourhood in the western town of Narsingdi.Reporters Without Borders wishes to express its sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. The press freedom organization is concerned at the growing violence in Bangladesh, reflected in an increase in assaults, violence and murders that go unpunished. “A serious investigation must be undertaken so that a crime like this does not remain unpunished,” it said. “Even if the motives behind this murder are still not known, a link to the journalist’s work cannot be ruled out.” Follow the news on Bangladesh to go furtherlast_img read more

2 Jun

OPD investigates bomb threat

first_img Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 19Next articleCity parks trailer stolen, building and vehicles burglarized admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest The Odessa Police Department were called Monday morning about a potential bomb threat at a building supply shop.OPD Spokesman Steve LeSueur said officers were called about a suspicious backpack around 10:48 a.m. at McCoy’s Building Supply, 1131 W. 42nd St.LeSueur said OPD investigated the situation and found no threat of a bomb from the backpack. Home Local News Crime OPD investigates bomb threat Twitter Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSummer Spaghetti SaladFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local NewsCrime OPD investigates bomb threat Police searching for man connected to hit and run Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death By admin – March 19, 2018 WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

3 May

Freshers ‘black up’ at St Hugh’s

first_imgTwo St Hugh’s students caused controversy after ‘blacking up’ at a bop last Saturday.The bop theme was ‘Song Titles’, and the students – both freshers – arrived dressed as ‘Ni**as in Paris’, after the Kanye West and Jay-Z song. Their costumes included ‘blacked up’ faces and signs around their necks saying ‘In Paris’.The bop took place on Saturday 20th April. Cherwell understands that after another student advised them to remove the outfits, one did so, while the other remained in costume.One of the students told Cherwell, “I would like to express my sincere regret for my actions. In hindsight I see that what I did was wholly unacceptable and a terrible misjudgment on my part. My intention was never to offend and I am deeply sorry for the upset caused.”The other student also apologised, stating, “I am extremely sorry for my actions. I realise now that it was completely inappropriate and I had no intention of being derogatory or offensive.“I did not consider the consequences of my actions and I thoroughly regret any offence caused. As soon as it was expressed that my actions were inappropriate I proceeded to remove the face paint.”St Hugh’s JCR are carrying out an inquiry into the incident. Thomas Pope, JCR President, told Cherwell, “St Hugh’s JCR condemns racism in all its forms.”Pope described the costume choice as arrising from “a severe lack of judgement”.Several students criticised the costumes. Melvin Mezue, President of Oxford Africa Society, opined to Cherwell that he didn’t, “find [the costumes] offensive personally.” Nevertheless, he continued, “While I do not think this was motivated by hatred…I do worry about the lack of cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity displayed here.“Our experience is that such acts are not uncommon around the university; it is likely a product of the way students are taught to imagine other cultures – as foreign objects and topics for consumption.” Mezue said that the university intake needed to “properly reflect the contemporary cosmopolitan era” and that he “feared we can continue to expect this kind of behaviour.”Oxford University rejected criticism of Oxford’s alleged lack of diversity. A spokesperson stated, “The University strongly condemns any form of racism, or any action – whatever the intent – which is potentially detrimental to good race relations.“The University’s aim is to provide an inclusive environment which promotes equality and values diversity, and we believe that the overwhelming majority of students and staff share this aim and these values.”The spokesperson continued, “We refute in the strongest terms the allegation that Oxford students are ‘taught to imagine other cultures as foreign objects and topics for consumption’. Oxford has a global reputation for its advancement of the understanding of other cultures.“It is also one of the most international universities in the world, with staff and students coming from over 140 countries.”The incident comes after Oxford University was accused of “institutional bias” by Labour MP David Lammy in February. Lammy’s comments responded to a Guardian investigation which reported that ethnic minority applicants were less likely to recieve an offer.The Guardian found that in 2010-2011, 25.7% of white applicants received an Oxford offer, compared with 17.2% of students from ethnic minorities.David Cameron has also previously criticised Oxford’s admissions records. In 2011, he branded the university “disgraceful” for apparently admitting only one black candidate. The University responded by branding the allegation “incorrect and highly misleading.”Katie Colliver, OUSU VP for Welfare ands Equal Opportunity, said that the two students “should consider attending OUSU’s Equality and Diversity Training”, which is run termly.She condemned the choice of costumes, stating, “‘Blacking up’ for a bop is incredibly culturally insensitive.”One St Hugh’s student, who wished to remain anonymous, said that he “knows both people involved” and defended them as “not racists, not even in the slightest — they are just very young and very immature.“Obviously had they thought at length and with sensitivity then they would not have dressed as they did.”Nathalie Cooper, a second year History student, opined, “What I find most upsetting is that [one of the students] was told it was insulting so she knowingly caused offence – she can’t claim what she did was out of ignorance”.last_img read more

26 Jan

Rape reported to University

first_imgA rape was reported to a University administrator Sept. 13, according to the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) crime log for Thursday.The alleged rape occurred Aug. 25 in a “north side” women’s residence hall, according to the entry.The incident did not appear in the crime log for almost a full month after it was reported. When asked about the timing of the posting, the University had no additional information to provide.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and from the Title IX office.Tags: NDSP crime log, rape, sexual assault, Title IXlast_img read more

18 Sep

The Latest: Poland to allow soccer fans starting on June 19

first_imgA new schedule will be announced on June 15. The lower level J-2 and J-3 leagues can begin play on June 27.___The reshaped English soccer season is set to end with the FA Cup final on Aug. 1.The Football Association has announced provisional dates for the remaining rounds of the competition a day after the Premier League said it planned to restart on June 17.The quarterfinals of the FA Cup are scheduled to take place over the weekend of June 27-28 and the semifinals on July 11-12. The Latest: Poland to allow soccer fans starting on June 19 May 29, 2020 Tebas says fans may also have the option of hearing pre-recorded crowd noise or stick with the live sound from the empty stadiums.Tebas says the Spanish league is expected to resume on June 11 and finish on July 19. The next season would start on Sept. 12. The European competitions are set to be played after the end of the domestic leagues.Tebas says he wants two or three league matches to be played every day until the end of the competition.___The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships won’t be held as planned in 2022 because of a crowded international sporting schedule brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Canada was scheduled to host the quadrennial event in 2022 but instead will host in 2026.Swimming Canada says charter nations Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States “agreed to defer” the event.The Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021. That then led to the swimming world championships being pushed back to May 2022.The 2020 Junior Pan Pacific Championships were moved to August 2022 in Hawaii.___ The dates for the FA Cup semifinals have been changed to July 18-19.The Football Association originally announced dates of July 11-12 but a short time later decided to push them back.The FA Cup final is set for Aug. 1.___The Japanese soccer league will resume on July 4 in empty stadiums. Renault general director Clotilde Delbos made the announcement in a telephone conference call.Renault plans to cut 15,000 jobs as part of its financial restructuring but Delbos said the company’s presence in F1 will not be affected.___The Swiss soccer league will restart on June 20 in empty stadiums.The league says the 20 clubs in the top two divisions have voted 17-2 in favor of resuming. There was one abstention. J-League chairman Mitsuru Murai made the announcement in a online news conference.The J-League suspended play on Feb. 26 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Both soccer and baseball were able begin play after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency earlier in the week.The soccer league says “matches will be held without spectators but the league will continue preparations to allow spectators into the stadiums in the future.”The league says all matches will be rescheduled with a priority given to scheduling teams from the same geographic region to limit travel. Fans will only be allowed to make up 25% of the stadium’s capacity and no away supporters will be allowed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Polish league will resume on Friday in empty stadiums. No games have been played since March 9.The return of fans will be governed by special sanitary regulations worked out with the health ministry and sanitary authorities.___French car manufacturer Renault says it is staying in Formula One despite planning a large number of job cuts.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Poland will allow soccer fans to attend games in limited numbers starting on June 19. Fans will be in the stadiums when the Russian soccer league restarts next month.The Russian government’s coronavirus task force says spectators will be allowed if they don’t exceed 10% of the stadium’s capacity.The Russian league previously announced it will resume games on June 21.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says “both players and fans have missed the vivid emotions of a match and the noise from the stands. Soon all this will return.”The move could help clubs stem losses from refunding ticket holders. The league has been shut down since February because of the coronavirus pandemic. There are 13 rounds left in the top division and the league wants to complete the season on Aug. 2.St. Gallen leads defending champion Young Boys on goal difference. Third-place Basel trails by five points.Basel is also still in the Europa League. UEFA hopes to complete that competition in August after domestic seasons end.The league says a separate vote to increase the top division from 10 teams to 12 failed to pass.___ Associated Press Only neighboring Belarus is currently holding professional soccer games with fans in the stadium.___The top two divisions of the Swedish league have been given the go-ahead to start their seasons on June 14.There will be no spectators at matches.The season was scheduled to start on April 4 but was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. The semifinals and final are usually held at Wembley Stadium. The FA says further information on venues will be announced later.The FA says the match dates are dependent on safety measures being met as lockdown measures are gradually eased during the coronavirus pandemic.___The Spanish soccer league could use virtual crowds when the competition resumes in empty stadiums next month.Spanish league president Javier Tebas says the league is working with the possibility of giving fans different options on how to watch the matches on television. He says they may be able to choose either the original feed with no fans or an alternative one with crowds superimposed on the stands. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

30 Aug

Gauselmann appoints Bruns & Lüngen as new Praesepe leadership duo

first_imgShare Visionary Paul Gauselmann celebrates 60-years in gaming August 27, 2019 Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Gauselmann centralises global sales capacity under German HQ March 10, 2020 Stefan BrunsGauselmann Group has moved to restructure the executive leadership of its UK arcade entertainment subsidiary Praesepe, confirming the appointments of Stefan Bruns as new CEO accompanied by Börris Lüngen as CFO.The duo will succeed current Praesepe leadership incumbent Nick Harding (CEO), who will take a UK market advisory position within Gauselmann Group.A senior partner of Gauselmann since 2014, Stefan Bruns has led a number of international expansion projects for the German gambling group’s Merkur Gaming division.Furthermore, Bruns has previously served as Director of Operations for Casino Merkur International, managing 400 venues across Europe.Bruns will be supported by the appointment of Börris Lüngen as Praesepe CFO.Börris LüngenA 25-year finance veteran, Börris Lüngen joins the UK arcade operator from German wholesale food retailer Metro Markro, where he led group logistics for new Eastern European markets.Updating investors, Gauselmann governance stated that it had installed an effective leadership team in Bruns and Lüngen to lead Praesepe’s UK market expansion and future growth projects.last_img read more