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Taliban claim journalist’s murder in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

first_img News Receive email alerts Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder to go further News PakistanAsia – Pacific News News April 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information September 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Taliban claim journalist’s murder in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is horrified to learn that the Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for yesterday’s murder of journalist Misri Khan in Hangu, in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and have threatened to attack other journalists.The claim was made when Tehreek-e-Taliban deputy spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan contacted a journalist in Peshawar, the provincial capital. “We killed him because he twisted the facts,” Ehsan said. “He had leaning towards the army in what he wrote (…) There will be other attacks against those who speak out against the Taliban. They are part of our targets.”It was the first time that Tehreek-e-Taliban has claimed responsibility for a journalist’s murder.Reporters Without Borders appeals to the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban’s political and military commanders to put an immediate stop to all violence against the media.Journalists in the nearby Tribal Areas, especially those working for Pashto-language radio stations, have confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that the Taliban are showing an increasing readiness to react with threats when they feel they have been wronged by a news report.Since the start of the year, a total of six journalists have been killed in shootings or bombings attributed to the Taliban or other Jihadi groups.——————14 September 2010Journalist gunned down in district torn by religious violenceAfter repeated death threats, journalist Misri Khan was shot dead today by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Hangu, in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. No one claimed the killing but his son thought a religious group could have been involved. Khan was the correspondent of the dailies Mashriq and Ausaf and ran a newspaper distribution agency.Reporters Without Borders urges the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa authorities to carry out a thorough investigation in order to identify and punish those responsible. The inability of the federal authorities to bring the perpetrators and instigators of the murders of journalists to justice encourages them to continue. As a result, Pakistan is now the world’s most dangerous country for media personnel.Khan’s 25-year-old son, Umer Farooq Orakzai, told Reporters Without Borders: “I think my father was killed because of what he wrote, since we have no enemies.” Khan, 50, had told colleagues he had received threats which he assumed to have come from “religious sects.” His agency’s office had also been set on fire. Khan reported the threats to the police and gave them the numbers from which the calls were made.Khan had been distributing newspapers in Hangu district for 30 years, while working as the correspondent for several Pakistani dailies. Fellow journalists in Hangu were stunned by the news of his death and announced three days of mourning.Located to the south of Peshawar (the provincial capital) and near the Orakzai Tribal Area, Hangu district has been experiencing violence for years because of the presence of various extremist religious sects and, more recently, the arrival of the Taliban.At least nine journalists and media workers have been killed in the course of their work in Pakistan since the start of the year, including three since the start of this month.last_img read more

ART TALK: JCA hosts reception for new exhibit artists

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “I use art to understand the world,” she said. For me, the process of painting is soothing. Art is emotion; it’s to meditate, to contemplate, to experience nature. It brings to mind awe and joy as well as the sense of calm and renewal.”Bill Hopper, JCA director, said the Johnson Center is honored to have Simons and Smith Wyatt, two artists with Troy connections, as exhibiting artists.“We are honored to have them and invite those who have not had the opportunity to view these amazing exhibits to do so between now and April 13,” he said. “The JCA does not have permanent exhibits. Our exhibits rotate so we have different exhibits throughout the year. And, these exhibits, Paige’s colorful flowers and Warren’s colorful photographs, are perfect exhibits for springtime. We welcome them both to the Johnson Center for the Arts.”The JCA is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Talking about art is one thing; basking in it is another.Those who attended the artists’ reception for Warren Simons and Paige Smith Wyatt at the Johnson Center for the Arts Thursday night had an opportunity to do both.For both Simons, a photographer, and Wyatt, a painter with bold and colors strokes, art is more about the process than the product. You Might Like Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 10:54 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019 By The Penny Hoarder Welcome aboard: Cross officially introduced as Troy’s next basketball coach Troy fans and supporters were introduced to new Trojan basketball coach Scott Cross on Thursday morning at the Stadium Club… read morecenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Simons said for his art he depends on his camera and a feeling that something profound is happening right before his eyes. But, Simons has the unique ability to see what others don’t see and to sense things that others seem to miss.And, when that happens, he almost involuntary “snaps” and the result is magical.“I don’t manipulate my photographs,” he said. “Only the lighting at times.  What I photograph is what I see.”And, what Smith Wyatt paints is what she sees – the softness of the flowers and landscapes with colors that pop. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration ART TALK: JCA hosts reception for new exhibit artists Book Nook to reopen Print Article However, Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator, said the products of both artists are incredible.“They are so different but equally amazing,” White said.Simons has practiced the art of seeing with a camera for 15 years, while Smith Wyatt has known since she was a child that her destiny was to be an artist.last_img read more

Frendly Gathering Announced Jam-Packed Initial Festival Lineup

first_imgSome big news for fans of Twiddle, as the Vermont jam band has detailed plans for their 2017 edition of Frendly Gathering. The festival will return from June 29th through July 1st, moving to its new home at Waitsfield, VT. The festival’s new location of the Sugarbush Resort in Mt. Ellen is sure to be an idyllic home for three days of music.The lineup features two sets of Twiddle at the top, with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Turkuaz, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Moon Hooch, Kat Wright, Monophonics and more featured on the announcement. Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Cobi, Madaila, Start Making Sense, Annie In The Water, Smalltalker, The New Crew, and DJCre8 round out the initial posting, with a promise that more artists will be announced soon.“We are looking forward to working with Frendly Gathering to host a multi-day cultural event that suits Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley,” said Win Smith, president and majority owner of Sugarbush, in a statement. “Frendly Gathering is known to attract a fun-loving crowd of music lovers who are respectful of their surrounding environment.  Mt. Ellen will provide a beautiful landscape for the festival, allowing participants opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring the Mad River Valley’s many offerings.”See the lineup announcement below and head to the festival’s website for details.last_img read more

James Q. Wilson

first_imgVisible order was the point of Wilson’s famous article on the broken window (with George L. Kelling, 1982), which, left unrepaired, suggests that nobody cares and invites mischief and further transgression. Policing is a matter not only of catching violators but also of preventing intimidation and even annoyance to decent citizens from drunks, panhandlers, vagrants, and rowdies. People read situations from appearances, and Wilson’s political science did the same, collecting styles, types, and varieties from the surface of things and working inwards rather than moving from universal causes to particular applications.Wilson also worked from the bottom up. In Political Organizations (1973) he distinguished four types according to whether the costs and benefits were narrowly or widely concentrated, a matrix that focused on the consumer or client of the organization as opposed to the administrator. Recalling the “amateur spirit” of his early work, he particularly addressed “purposive” public interest organizations whose members ignore economic incentives and volunteer. In his masterwork Bureaucracy (1989), based on his famous course Government 150, he considered the distinct cultures of different agencies, refusing to damn bureaucracy as such but looking at bureaucrats to see what they do and how they think. An organization easy to run is hard to change, he remarked in The Investigators (1978), a study of the FBI. Its discipline is as much demanded from below as enforced from the top.Preoccupation with crime brought Wilson to reflect on the importance of character, a middle term between the imperatives of human nature and the choices of individuals. He wrote the book that he considered his most important, The Moral Sense (1993), in which he borrowed from Aristotle on habit and from the moral side of Adam Smith. A good character, he argued, is one that looks on incentives morally, as either to good or evil. He once said: “Tobacco shortens one’s life; cocaine debases it.” The word “debases” was his judgment not only as a citizen but as a political scientist.In the best Harvard tradition, Jim Wilson was a brilliant classroom lecturer. He rendered extraordinary service to Harvard during the troubles of the late Sixties, helped to fashion the Core curriculum, and was the most skillful and accomplished chair of the Government Department in his lifetime. It was in gratitude as well as admiration that he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Harvard in 1994. He is survived by his wife Roberta—with whom, after a life of watching humans, he wrote Watching Fishes—by his children Matthew and Annie, and by five grandchildren.Respectfully submitted,Michael J. SandelSidney VerbaHarvey C. Mansfield, Chair James Quinn Wilson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, taught at Harvard from 1961 to 1987. Perhaps the most prominent political scientist of his generation, he died in Boston, Massachusetts, from complications of leukemia, on March 2, 2012.He spread his mind over most of political science: as a pioneer who defined or redefined the study of political parties, city politics, policing and crime, and bureaucracy; as a judge of American government scholarship in his textbook; as a master of both the current in our politics and the permanent in human nature; as skeptic of political science methodology and all grand theory; and as student of the morality of character. His work was known to every social scientist and he received nearly every high honor the political science profession can bestow. He was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003, the U. S. Government’s highest civilian award—marking a rare point of accord between the American Political Science Association and President George W. Bush. Though he tackled the most contentious issues and published articles almost exclusively in magazines, he was a model of the modest scholar.Jim Wilson was born on May 27, 1931, grew up in Southern California, and attended the University of Redlands, graduating in 1952. After serving in the U. S. Navy, he took his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1959, where he taught before coming to Harvard in 1961.Although Wilson never sought the limelight, his scholarly work followed a sequence of related topics, each of them beginning from a political issue more important to citizens than to political scientists. His first book, Negro Politics (1960), concerned blacks in city government, from which he proceeded to write City Politics (1963) with Edward Banfield, a life-long friend and colleague at Chicago and Harvard. In a far-seeing work, The Amateur Democrat (1962), he studied the original “amateur spirit” in city clubs that was soon to fire up the McGovern reformers in the Democratic Party, then to jump across to Goldwater Republicans—groups now called the party “base.” These activist amateurs he contrasted with party professionals, who worked the city machines with less lofty motives. Wilson largely took the side of the professionals, who kept their cool in the face of passion and kept their distance from unworkable principles.After urban politics Wilson turned to the police, also unstudied by political scientists, and Varieties of Police Behavior (1968) appeared, a classic not only for its title. His focus was the cop on the beat, whose unenviable task is rather to restore order when it has lapsed than to enforce the law with set procedures. That everyday uncertainty makes it difficult to administer from above according to a plan and ensures that government in this aspect is about handling problems, not solving them. After the police it was natural to turn to crime, another political topic too hot for political scientists. Wilson wrote three books on this, one of them, Crime and Human Nature, with his Harvard colleague the psychologist Richard Herrnstein. His practical attitude began to earn him the reputation as a conservative, which he unsuccessfully resisted, for though he was skeptical of gun control, he was also wary of guns. As opposed to most criminologists, he found study of the “root causes” of crime to be useless, once declaring he had “never seen a root cause.” He preferred to study the visible behavior and character of criminals.last_img read more

A look at Syracuse men’s basketball’s current scholarship situation

first_img Published on July 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse wins back 1 scholarship for each of next 4 years in NCAA appealWhy did the NCAA give Syracuse basketball 4 scholarships back?Syracuse basketball recruiting: Former Kansas and Nebraska guard Andrew White III visits SU Syracuse was strangled by the NCAA’s scholarship reductions when sanctions were first handed down and in the aftermath of the ruling. But now the Orange has some freedom as the 2016-17 school year approaches.SU has nine scholarship players on its current roster. They are Dajuan Coleman, John Gillon, Tyler Roberson, Paschal Chukwu, Tyler Lydon, Frank Howard, Tyus Battle, Taurean Thompson and Matthew Moyer. That’s two below its allotted maximum of 11 for this cycle, which was raised from 10 when the NCAA gave back one scholarship to Syracuse for each of the four years it had taken three scholarships away.It appears SU has only one target remaining that would play in 2016-17, Nebraska grad transfer Andrew White III. Even if White chooses Syracuse, the Orange would still have one scholarship remaining. The likely move would be to place a current walk-on on scholarship, since an unused scholarship wouldn’t carry over to give Syracuse an extra one in 2017-18. If White opts for Michigan State or another school, the Orange would have two open scholarships, since the three players that had remaining eligibility with the team — Malachi Richardson, Kaleb Joseph and Chinonso Obokoh — will not be with SU this season.Richardson is now a member of the Sacramento Kings, Joseph transferred to Creighton and Obokoh transferred to St. Bonaventure.According to SU’s director of athletic communications Pete Moore, Jim Boeheim has until the beginning of the school year (Aug. 29) to award a scholarship to a walk-on. Maybe it goes to Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye, a senior and valuable practice big man, or one of the many sophomore walk-ons who joined the team last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat group includes Adrian Autry Jr., Evan Dourdas, Jonathan Radner, Ky Feldman and Shaun Belbey.Whatever the move is or how many have to be made based on White’s decision, freedom on the scholarship front is a pleasant treat for a team that seemed like it would be severely handcuffed on that front for years to come.For a graphical breakdown of Syracuse’s scholarship situation, click here.last_img read more

Berg is the Word: Men’s basketball is missing an opportunity in the mediocre Pac-12

first_imgPac-12 men’s basketball has come to a low point, facing the possibility of being the first Power 5 conference to have just one bid in the NCAA tournament. Injuries have wrecked teams like Oregon, who lost star freshman center and likely top-five pick Bol Bol to a season-ending foot injury. Arizona, a conference powerhouse this millenium, lost a number of recruits to the FBI investigation surrounding them, among other teams. The Trojans have too much experience and ability to already be lagging behind in a truly mediocre conference. Their entire starting five is made up of upperclassmen with good pedigree. Rakocevic and Mathews, along with senior forward Bennie Boatwright and redshirt senior guard Shaqquan Aaron, saw significant minutes for last year’s squad that went 24-12, finished second in the conference and made it to the conference championship game. However, injuries are not an excuse, because other teams in the Pac-12 have dealt with similar, or worse, adversity. They should have been able to compete with the Ducks, especially with Bol out, and they lost to Oregon State, despite the Beavers’ leading scorer, redshirt junior forward Tres Tinkle, missing the game due to injury. It’s hard to see things improving now that the trademark USC sports dysfunction has fallen on the team. Sophomore forward Jordan Usher transferred to Georgia State last week after being suspended indefinitely. Now Porter, the team’s most talented player and a definite lottery pick in June’s NBA Draft, has been suspended indefinitely and was absent for the loss to Oregon. Head coach Andy Enfield said Porter was suspended for “conduct issues” and that his future with the program would be re-evaluated this week. Aidan Berg is a sophomore writing about USC sports. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Berg is the Word,” runs Tuesdays. Enfield has done a good job bringing the Trojans to prominence since taking over in 2013. He improved the program’s recruiting to the point that it currently has the second best 2019 class in the nation, trailing only Arizona. The Trojans won at least 21 games in each of the previous three seasons, heightening discourse about the basketball team at a definite football school. To be fair, USC has had to deal with key players missing time from the jump. Injuries took their toll from the preseason on, as freshmen guards Kevin Porter and Elijah Weaver have both missed multiple games. Boatwright also started the season hampered by a knee that was still recovering from offseason surgery.center_img In addition, redshirt junior guard Derryck Thornton was so highly regarded coming out of high school that he went to Duke, one of the highest ranked programs for decades, before transferring to USC in 2016. This team has significant talent, but it simply hasn’t been able to put it all together. But with better results come higher expectations. Perhaps the team will improve drastically next year with better injury luck and an even more talented class of freshmen than the Trojans welcomed this season. But the current iteration of the team is undeniably underperforming; for USC fans looking at a wide open Pac-12, it has to be a gut punch that their team hasn’t been able to take advantage. No team in the conference has had the talent and production to separate themselves from the pack as an elite team in college basketball, as each program has at least four losses already this season. If Porter is lost for the season, the Trojans lose all hope for finding that much-needed identity. Fans saw Porter’s dazzling offensive talent before the season and hoped that his scoring ability could carry a Trojan team somewhat lacking in shot-creators. But from injuries that kept him off the court to freshman mistakes which limited his impact between the lines, Porter was never able to become that crucial go-to guy for USC. Now, he may never get his chance. But that is what makes USC basketball’s struggles so baffling. The Trojans are 9-8 on the season and 2-2 in conference play, having been the living embodiment of average since the season tipped off. Every time they seem to have momentum, they flop. After winning four straight games, including their first two conference contests, they’ve dropped their last two, including a dismal 81-60 loss at Oregon on Sunday. The Pac-12 is there for the taking if USC could just hang around, but right now it doesn’t look capable of hanging with the better teams in the conference.last_img read more