Palestinian photographer held incommunicado by Israelis

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News News July 3, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Palestinian photographer held incommunicado by Israelis Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Mohamed Al-Azza, a Palestinian photographer held incommunicado and without charge in an unknown place of detention by the Israeli authorities for the past three days.Azza, who works for Palestinian News Network and Ma’an News, was arrested by members of the Israel Defence Forces at his home in Aida refugee camp, 2 km north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on 30 June.Family members and his lawyer said he was hit several times and sustained injuries at the time of his arrest.Azza was hospitalized after being hit in the face by a rubber-coated bullet fired by an Israeli soldier while covering an IDF incursion into his refugee camp on 8 April. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the IDF had been looking for him ever since his release from hospital. News News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Follow the news on Israelcenter_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa to go further May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Former boxing champ Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker fatally struck by car

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Heavey/Getty Images(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — Former welterweight boxing champion Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker died after he was hit by a car in Virginia Beach Sunday night, police said. Emergency dispatchers received a call just after 10 p.m. that Whitaker, 55, was struck at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road, according to a press release from the Virginia Beach Police department.Whitaker died from his injuries at the scene, police said.The investigation is still ongoing, according to police.The former millionaire made headlines in 2014 after he won a court case to evict his mother from a home in Norfolk he gave to her in the 1980s in order to pay his bills.Whitaker won a gold medal in the lightweight division at the 1982 World Championships and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007.Whitaker was a native of Norfolk, Virginia, and worked as a trainer after he retired from boxing. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img July 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Former boxing champ Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker fatally struck by carlast_img read more

Watters honored as International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program and American Society of Agronomy have named Harold Watters of Ohio the 2018 ICCA of the Year.Harold Watters, leftThe award recognizes a CCA who delivers exceptional customer service, is highly innovative, shows leadership, and contributes substantially to the exchange of ideas and transfer of agronomic knowledge.Watters was recognized at the Commodity Classic on Feb. 28. He will also be recognized at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Annual Meeting in November.“Growers and the fellow agronomists submit the nominations. We are proud to honor Watters on a stage surrounded by those individuals,” said Luther Smith, Director of Certification. “His contributions highlight the many science-informed decisions applied to agriculture.”Watters’ work as an associate professor in Extension at The Ohio State University puts him at the center of a communication hub. Weekly newsletters, monthly columns, field days, academic papers, and presentations at various conferences are part of his repertoire. Experimentation on the 400-acre university research farm (and informally on Watters’ own 200-acre farm) gives growers confidence.In Ohio, growers with more than 50 acres need to be certified in fertilizer application — a training Watters helped spearhead. Approximately 17,600 producers were trained in four whirlwind years to comply with new Ohio legislation. In addition, employees at more than 40 retail locations were certified in the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program (right source of nutrients, at the right rate and right time, in the right place).These opportunities don’t stop at the state line for Watters. Over the last six years, he’s taken his agronomic expertise to Ukraine through a USAID program.“I’ve learned in Ukraine that you’ve got to ask good questions. Find out what are the limitations. Is it something to do with economics, or equipment? It’s made me a better observer here at home,” Watters said. “We’re all in this together. I don’t expect the U.S. alone is going to be able to feed the world. If they have capacity in Ukraine, Argentina, or Brazil, we need to work together and share the knowledge. We all need to do better, including here.”Watters has been a CCA and Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) since 1994. He has been active in the CCA community since.  He served on the Ohio and North Central Boards and Continuing Education Committee and as a mentor in the undergraduate Greenfield Scholars program. Ohio State and Wilmington College students may recognize him for his campus visits to promote the CCA program and pre-exam training seminars.Becoming a CCA requires hours of study and a focus on providing the latest science-based advice to growers. Most CCAs continue to develop their skills and knowledge throughout their careers for the betterment of growers and agriculture.The ICCA of the Year Award consists of hotel and travel expenses to both meetings, $2,000 honorarium, a commemorative plaque, and a one-year membership in ASA. The award celebrates a level of proficiency that belongs to an individual and not to a company.ICCA is the largest, most recognized agriculture certification program in North America. Its professional standards are widely respected by industry, academia, and government. For more information on ICCA, visit read more

Mark Schaefer on Becoming Known Instead of Becoming Famous – Episode #81

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:03 — 36.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere are few people who know what it takes to become known, like Anthony’s guest on this episode, Mark Schaefer. Mark has spent his entire adult life consistently generating the quality content that has placed him in the spotlight in the business world. From studying under Peter Drucker to engaging with business leaders worldwide, Mark’s experience has led him to write his newest book, “Known” – an examination of how we become known and why it’s more important and powerful to be known than to be famous. Anthony and Mark have a wide-ranging conversation, all centered around the things it takes to truly become known for the value you provide, so be sure you make the time to listen.Mark Schaefer on Becoming Known Instead of Becoming FamousClick To TweetHow being known is different and more powerful than being famous.A quick check just now reveals that 27,100 people are Googling the phrase, “How to become famous” every day. That tells you a lot about the culture we live in. But Mark Schaefer, Anthony’s guest on this episode of In The Arena, is convinced that being known is very, very different than being famous and that it has a great deal more power for good in the world. In this conversation, Anthony quizzes Mark about his book, “Known” and asks about the specific things that go into being known. Be advised, it’s a long game, but one well worth playing. You’re going to enjoy this conversation.Being famous is about you. Becoming known is about your goals.Anyone who wants to become famous is seeking glory, the spotlight, notoriety. And when you look closely you’ll see that those things all have to do with the individual. They are purely selfish. But becoming known is a step in the journey of those who are trying to make a difference, it’s a move toward accomplishing their crazy goals that can change the world. Find out how Mark Schaefer says we have to go about becoming known and why it’s the exact opposite of becoming famous by listening to this episode. In his characteristic way, Mark tells stories and gives examples so you can walk away from this conversation knowing exactly what you need to do next. Ready? Welcome to In The Arena.Being famous is about you. Becoming known is about your goalsClick To TweetHow important is content creation in becoming known?In the digital world, content is everywhere – from stupid cat videos to in-depth articles outlining the newest sales strategies. With so much content available you might think that adding your voice to the noise is not going to make much difference. But here’s how it can: If you create content that is better and you do it more consistently, you’ll rise to the top – you’ll become known. Mark Schaefer highlights the importance of creating great content in this day and age and provides some tips for how you can adjust your mindset to play the long game required – and it’s all on this episode.Consistency is the power behind becoming known through content creation.It’s hard to keep going when you don’t see the results of what you’re doing. Mark Schaefer understands that. He’s been posting incredible, regular content for years and it wasn’t until the recent past that he began seeing the influence he was having. Why did he keep going all those years when it seemed like nothing was really working? It’s because he has the philosophy that as long as you see signs that what you’re doing MIGHT be making a difference, you should keep going. The certainty of your impact only comes through consistency, and by default, that’s a long game. You have to believe in the change you’re trying to make enough to keep going. You can hear a good deal more of Mark’s wisdom, on this episode of In The Arena.Consistency is the power behind becoming known through content creationClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction of his guest today, Mark Schaefer. What is the new equity of influence? Why being known is different than being famous. How important is content creation in becoming known? Anthony’s decision to create content to become known – and the results. Is there any truth to the “follow your passion” mantra? How narrow should a niche focus be to truly become known? Human content VS non-human content. Mark’s experience studying under Peter Drucker. The truth behind Mark’s biggest blog post: Content Shock.Our Sponsors:Join Anthony for the Outbound ConferenceJeffrey Gitomer Sales Seminars – use the code “Anthony” to receive your discount.Sales Gravy University – tell Jeb that Anthony sent you.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeMark’s website: https://www.businessesgrow.comMark’s post “Content Shock” – theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: Tweets you can use to share this episodeHow being known is different and more powerful than being famousClick To TweetHow important is content creation in becoming known?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

a month agoClub Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpool

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Club Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSimon Mignolet says he took the hard option leaving Liverpool.The Belgium international joined Club Brugge this summer after getting fed-up serving as back-up to Alisson.And he says staying and earning his wages at Anfield would have been the easy option.He said: “However, that was the easy option: seeing out remaining two years [of my contract] at Liverpool, making good money at a top European club and being a free agent the age of 33.”But another two years on the bench, that wasn’t in me.”I have been at the end of my patience for the past six or seven months.”The minutes I have already enjoyed with Club Brugge, the qualification against Kiev and Linz, I have not felt that in the last two years.” last_img read more

Lufthansaa Alitalia bid the most promising Minister

Explore further Lufthansa emerged as the number one candidate to take over Alitalia on Monday after an Italian government minister called the German airline’s bid the “most promising”. An Italian minister called Lufthansa’s bid for Alitalia the “most promising” of the three on the table This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Italian government has been looking for new investors in its struggling flagship airline since it entered insolvency proceedings last year, hit by competition from low-cost operators.The situation is further complicated by March’s inconclusive general election, from which no new government has yet been found.”Alitalia is still fragile and needs a partner. There’s a chance to work on these offers and arrive at a structural solution that doesn’t cost taxpayers anything more,” Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda told the La Repubblica daily.”Objectively speaking, however, Lufthansa’s offer is the most promising.”It was put under special administration in May after staff rejected plans to cut 1,700 jobs and salaries, and last week was the subject of three expressions of interest, with Britain’s budget airline EasyJet one of the other companies keen.EasyJet presented a “revised expression of interest for a restructured Alitalia, as part of a consortium,” without providing further details.Italian media claimed that private equity firm Cerberus and the American airline Delta were EasyJet’s partners and that the third expression of interest was submitted by Hungarian carrier Wizz Air, who declined to comment when asked about the matter by AFP.However Calenda said that any sale was contingent on a new government somehow emerging from the political deadlock.Two rounds of consultations held by the Italian President Sergio Mattarella came to nothing, as anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and a right-wing coalition led by the far-right League bicker over who should lead a new government and on what terms.”Italianness”The deadline for sale of Alitalia was originally the end of this month, but the government will issue a decree in the coming weeks pushing back that deadline by around six months while Mattarella searches for a solution to the stalemate.”We need a new government, otherwise the investors will not buy,” Calenda said to La Repubblica.However, both the League and the M5S have want to retain the “Italianness” of Alitalia, which employees around 11,000 people.Last week a Lufthansa spokesman told AFP that they had “submitted a document describing ideas for a restructured ‘NewAlitalia'”, while stating that Alitalia as it is today “is not interesting”.The spokesman said that if the document was well received enough “we can imagine further discussions”.The Lufthansa group—which includes Lufthansa, Eurowings, Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines—reported record profits for 2017 last month, celebrating a year in which it ended a dispute with pilots and acquired parts of defunct rival Air Berlin.Net profits rose 33.1 percent to hit 2.36 billion euros ($2.92 billion), higher than the 2.28 billion predicted by analysts and hailed by chief executive Carsten Spohr as the “best result in the history of our company”.However Lufthansa asks that the commissioners responsible for managing Alitalia carry out a profound restructuring before any possible acquisition.Last week Calenda welcomed an improved proposal from Lufthansa, “both in terms of maintaining intercontinental links and staff”.Italian media claim that Lufthansa has lowered the number of aviation jobs it wants removed to 4,000 of the current 8,400. Previously it had reportedly planned on 6,000 redundancies. © 2018 AFP Citation: Lufthansa’a Alitalia bid the ‘most promising’: Minister (2018, April 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from EasyJet, two others in running for Alitalia: company read more