first_img Help by sharing this information LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence News Receive email alerts February 23, 2021 Find out more to go further News Issued yesterday by the general broadcasting authority of the interim Libyan government that is based in the east of the county and is controlled by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the order accuses the 11 TV channels of “justifying terrorism” and “threatening social peace.”The TV channels named in the order are Libya al Ahrar TV, Panorama TV, Attanasoh TV, Salam TV, Al Wassat Radio and Television, the Arraed Group, Annabaa TV, Febrayer TV,  Al Watan TV, Libyan National Television and Arrasmia TV.“The Libyan media are embroiled in an unprecedented crisis and several have found themselves enlisted willy-nilly into belligerent factions,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk. “As well as using the media as propaganda tools, the Libyan conflict’s political and military actors are turning into news censors. This latest violation of the public’s right to news and information is just aggravating the national crisis. We call for these bans to be lifted.”Libya is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Follow the news on Libya July 17, 2019 LIBYA : eleven TV channels banned in eastern Libya Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the interim government based in Tobruk, in eastern Libya, to explain the order it has issued to municipal governments not to cooperate with 11 TV channels. This ban must be lifted in order to respect the public’s right to information, RSF said. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Armed conflictsConflicts of interestCorruptionImprisonedImpunityCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence June 24, 2020 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom RSF_en News News Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy L-R: Junebum Park, 3 Crossing, 2002, Single channel video, 1 minute 43 seconds, Courtesy of the artist; Myoung Ho Lee, Tree 1, 2006, Ink on paper, Courtesy of the artist © Myoung Ho Lee; Atta Kim, ON-AIR Project 160-13, from the Series “India”, 2007, Chromogenic print, Courtesy of the artist.Pacific Asia Museum presents Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea from August 23 through November 24, 2013 in the Focus Gallery.This exhibition introduces four contemporary Korean artists who construct striking examinations of their environments, both urban and rural, using the seemingly infinite possibilities of digital media such as video and photography. For example, in Atta Kim’s images, busy cities such as New York, Paris and New Delhi become eerie ghost towns as rows of cars and crowds disappear due to extended exposure times, sometimes up to eight hours. While Kim captures known locations modified by time, Minkyung Lee intentionally creates a new reality in her images. She ‘builds’ her own spaces in miniature and then captures them with the camera. Some are then subjected to further manipulation, thereby creating layers of constructions for the viewer to unpack. Junebum Park’s videos capture mundane moments in busy cityscapes such as pedestrian and automotive traffic, or the passing of weather over a building, but deliver an uncanny sense of omniscient observation through the insertion of a figure at a super-human scale. Finally, in his Tree series, Myoung Ho Lee questions the concepts of reality, experience and representation by forcing the viewer to look at trees in their natural surroundings, isolated by artificial backgrounds and lighting.This exhibition is part of a year-long series that is designed to provide contemporary perspectives on visual art in Asia from four different countries: Japan, Korea, Israel and Pakistan. Begun with Takashi Tomo-oka, the series addresses a variety of underlying conceptual issues and cultural questions, challenging viewers’ assumptions about Asian art.This exhibition is generously supported by the Pasadena Art Alliance, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Mike and Sookie Garrison.About Pacific Asia MuseumPacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org or call (626) 449-2742. Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * around town 6 Pacific Asia Museum Announces New Exhibition Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 8, 2013 | 11:54 am 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgW-flying snowsports action to downtown Morgantown.Morgantown, a small college town in the northeastern corner of West Virginia, is one of the best ski towns in the Southern Appalachians. This might come as a surprise, since Mo-Town, as locals call it, doesn’t actually have a ski resort to call its own. Here are four reasons to back up our bold declaration.MoTown ThrowdownMorgantown is the only city in the South that shuts down its main thoroughfare to hold a sick rail jam. The MoTown Throwdown, on Halloween weekend, has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting the Mid-Atlantic’s best new-school skiers and boarders. The city closes two city blocks for the event and churns five tons of ice into blown snow, enough to cover three rails lent from Seven Springs Resort.The Throwdown is a weekend affair, with a Friday night ski and snowboard film screening at the Warner Theater to get the kids pumped up, then a rail jam under the lights on Saturday night. The event kicks off the season for many competitive riders in the Mid-Atlantic, offering enough prize money ($2,000) to attract talent from as far away as Vermont. Two years ago it featured a live show from Mix Master Mike, of Beastie Boys fame. This year, Fife from A Tribe Called Quest, performed.Prime Real Estate  Morgantown may not have a ski resort to call its own, but the town has pretty much adopted Wisp Resort, less than 45 minutes away in Deep Creek Lake, Md. Wisp pulled in nearly 200 inches of snow last winter and almost 300 inches of snow the winter before that, making it one of the snowiest resorts in the South. Even better, Seven Springs, in Pennsylvania, which has the biggest, most progressive park on the East Coast, is just an hour north.“We’ve had a lot of good riders come out of Morgantown mainly because of our proximity to Wisp and Seven Springs,” says Josh Zerkel, a Morgantown native and West Virginia University sophomore. “During high school, I would bring my board to school and we would have a crew head straight to Wisp after class at least four days a week.”Need more variety? There are six resorts within a three-hour drive of Morgantown, putting it in the center of the best winter terrain in the Mid-Atlantic.Skinny Skis Too Coopers Rock State Forest may be named for the fugitive who lived there for years (he sold barrels to locals while on the lam), but today it’s better known as a winter haven for cross-country skiers. The forest, 13 miles east of downtown, has 50 miles of interconnected trails and forest roads that see plenty of snow, particularly in the last two years. Get there early after a snow, or you’ll have to park a quarter mile from the gate.“Starting in November, we’ll get 50 days of cross-country skiing,” says Gwen Jones, an avid cross-country skier living in Morgantown. “It’s the biggest state forest in West Virginia, and the coolest thing about it is that they close the gate at the entrance in the winter. That makes it a winter playground.”Some skiers venture onto the singletrack, but it’s tight, twisting, and rocky. Most folks stick to the road, which rolls for three miles to the Cheat River overlook. Jones says the Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area, adjacent to the state forest, is even more popular with skiers, thanks to the seven miles of unmarked forest roads and large meadow with 30 acres of rolling, grassy terrain.New School In a state that’s known for its conspicuous lack of young adults (youth between the ages of 18-35 typically leave the state in search of jobs) Morgantown has a hip, young vibe, which translates into a progressive snow sports culture. Credit West Virginia University.“The town has been insulated from the economic crisis because of the school, and there are lots of young people, also because of the school,” says Gwen Jones. Add it up, and you’ve got a lot of people with the time, money, and energy to ski and board during the winter.The WVU Snowboard team has become an incubator of talent, ranking as high as third in the country among college club teams in recent years. During big storms, you’ll find young skiers and boarders in the woods riding power line cuts, and in town tackling urban terrain. Two years ago, more than a foot of snow lingered in downtown Morgantown for a month, turning the city into a giant terrain park for local boarders.“Typically, though, we get one big storm a year where we can ride in town,” Josh Zerkel says. “If you’re feeling really ambitious, our local ice rink lets us take snow from the zamboni shavings. We’ve got a few backyard parks set up around town.”Après-SkiAll good snow sessions end with a craft beer…or two. Morgantown has you covered with not one, but two, microbreweries. Morgantown Brewing Company, West Virginia’s oldest craft brewer, is run by WVU alum who have a knack for inventive beers. Try the Coal City Stout for the perfect winter brew, or hit them up on the weekend when they roll out their special small batch releases.morgantownbrewing.comDavis’ Mountain State Brewing has opened their newest location just down the street from Morgantown Brewing Company. The copper top bar and wood-burning-pizza stove add ambiance, but you’re here for the beer, which is outstanding. Go with a Miner’s Daughter Oatmeal Stout, which is lighter than it looks, or, for an aptly named easy drinking brew, order the Almost Heaven Amber Ale.mountainstatebrewing.comlast_img read more

first_imgIt isn’t easy to escape criticism after a few poor outings for Team India in this age of hashtags and internet trolls. Shikhar Dhawan’s twirled moustaches were an easy target when runs dried up from his blade in the World T20 tournament. They were mounted upside-down in caricatures long before the opener was dropped for the semi-final against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This wasn’t for the first time in his career that Dhawan was facing the heat. And, it isn’t the last time he’s fighting back, trying to silence his critics and raise hopes with some good knocks in the IPL. (Full Coverage|Points Table)    “It is a good feeling now. Personally, I never take much stress if three or four matches don’t go well for me. It bothers other more though, including the media. It’s a part of life, things have to move on. I take it as a normal way,” he tells India Today while relaxing in the Sunrisers’ team hotel in Hyderabad. (Also read: Shikhar Dhawan backs Yuvraj Singh to hit form) Was patient and working hard Halfway through the season nine of the tournament, the left-hander discovered his long-lost form after failing in the first three games. “I am happy that the runs are finally flowing. I was playing quite well before the World T20. Sometimes you don’t score runs in 3-4 matches and that can happen anytime. I don’t find it too big a factor. When I wasn’t doing well even after that, in the first few IPL games this season, then I analyzed my game and went into more details on what changes I can make. I was putting in the effort. I knew that I had it in me to turn around the things. It was not for the first time and it won’t be for the last. So, I am used to it. I was patient and working hard. I knew that I will get runs on the board.”advertisementNot living up to my own expectations hurts me It’s still a long road to recovery ahead for Shikhar with many talented youngsters breathing down his neck, vying for the top slot in the Indian team. The 30-year-old, often praised for having a good head on his shoulders, has done a decent job till now as far as handling pressure is concerned.     “Of course, pressure is there when you continue to fail but not from outside. It is from within because I know my potential and what I can do. So, not performing well makes me feel really bad. After just two bad or good games I am labeled as an in-form or out-of-form batsman by many. I try not to think about it. Everyone has their own way of thinking. I want to do what I am good at. Not living up to my own expectations hurts me more than what anyone says,” says a philosophical Shikhar.Great to have captain’s trust “I feel great that my captain (M S Dhoni) trusted me,” he adds in the same breath. “I have had a few great performances in the past and team also knew about it,” says Shikhar perhaps giving an answer to those who questioned the decision to give him a long rope.Enjoy watching Warner bat Having a swashbuckling opening partner at the other end in IPL this season, who doubles up as an understanding skipper too, is also helping Shikhar at this crucial juncture in his career.   “David Warner is one of the best batsmen in the world. Hats off to him the way he is batting right now. Even I enjoy a lot from the other end when he is hitting those big ones. As a partner, the pressure is off me when he is scoring runs from the end. If I am not able to score freely, Warner’s batting gives me the opportunity to take time and settle down. My performance suffered due to captaincy in IPL but Warner has handled it absolutely well.”Happy for Kohli Another player Shikhar admits he’s in awe of is his Delhi and India teammate Virat Kohli. “Virat is in an amazing form. The way he is batting right now is out of the world. Hats off to him that he is making runs so consistently. I am very happy for him. He really works hard and sincerely, be it on his fitness, skill work or the mental aspect. He covers all aspects so well including his diet. Anybody who does that has to be rewarded. He has now gained so much experience in international cricket. He’s getting better with time,” Shikhar speaks of his West Delhi mate.  advertisementLooking forward to West Indies tour After IPL and a short tour of Zimbabwe, the focus shifts on the longer format with loads of Tests lined up this year starting with a Test series in the Caribbean. “I am really looking forward to the Test tour of the West Indies. I will prepare hard for it. It’s going to be good fun. I always enjoy going to the Caribbean and enjoy their culture and environment. It is going to be challenging. Our Test team is also looking a lot better now and we have given some good performances overseas recently.”Family and cricket are the two most important things Often seen around having fun with his toddler son Zoravar these days, Shikhar religiously follows the bio on his Twitter handle which reads ‘my family and cricket are the two most important things in my life.’ “Yes, having a settled family life and having your wife and kids around makes a huge, huge difference. One gets relaxed immediately after returning to hotel from the stadium. The tension from the ground disappears. It is very necessary to take a fresh mind to the ground the next day and having your family around contributes a lot. It is good to see your children growing.Had a great break with the family on our day off. Zoravar cheered the loudest while the @SunRisers boys & me raced! pic.twitter.com/Zbd7Szi3Pr Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 4, 2016I love my bonding with them. Just like Warner, who’s also a complete family man, I also feel my energy gets channelized. Wife’s impact on my life is there to be seen. She is part of my journey, this is a partnership,” he says while wrapping up the conversation.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid coach Simeone coy over move for Chelsea striker Morataby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is coy over talk of a move for Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.Atletico are now regarded as favourites to sign Morata, though they only want to take him on-loan.Asked about the reports, Simeone stated: “Morata? I do not think about players who are not with us. “I think of those who can give me solutions before Girona, it is my only concern.”Along with Atletico, Morata is also interesting Barcelona. last_img

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-AZ striker Kenneth Perez: We can beat Man Utdby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer AZ Alkmaar striker Kenneth Perez believes they can beat Europa League opponents Manchester United.AZ host United on Thursday evening.“They have a very good chance,” Perez told FOX Sports. “They are my favourite, as far as I’m concerned. “I saw Manchester United against Leicester. It was so bad. I think AZ is a favourite, but on paper it remains Manchester United, so you have the feeling that it is a tough opponent. “If AZ is not impressed by that, they have a very big chance of winning.” last_img

first_imgD'Angelo Russell's shot clark vs. Arizona is ugly.Before Ohio State’s NCAA Tournament Third Round game against Arizona, Buckeyes’ star guard D’Angelo Russell was asked about the defenders he’s faced this year. “Who’s the best defender you’ve faced this season?” the reporter asked. “Nobody,” Russell replied. The question was asked because of the team Russell was about to face, a team that has a couple of great defenders in Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and T.J. McConnell. Those defenders gave Russell trouble Saturday evening, as he shot a dreadful 3-for-19 from the field in the Buckeyes’ loss to the Wildcats. Russell refused to give a specific Arizona player credit following the win, though. Just asked Russell who the best defender he’s faced this year: “Nobody.”— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) March 22, 2015That’s obviously a bit of sour grapes from the star freshman, but he deserves to be a little frustrated following what probably is going to be his final game as a college player. Ohio State fans are certainly going to miss him.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, even tailors.Some of the most explosive allegations appeared to involve Louisville, one of college basketball’s biggest powerhouses, which is already on NCAA probation over a sex scandal.Federal prosecutors said at least three top high school recruits were promised payments of as much as $150,000, using money supplied by Adidas, to attend two universities sponsored by the athletic shoe company. Court papers didn’t name the schools but contained enough details to identify them as Louisville and Miami.“The picture of college basketball painted by the charges is not a pretty one,” said acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim, adding that the defendants were “circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes” and exploited them to enrich themselves.Prosecutors said that while some of the bribe money went to athletes and their families, some went to coaches, to get them to use their influence over their potentially NBA-bound players.The coaches charged are Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, Tony Bland of Southern California and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State. Person and Evans were suspended, and Bland was placed on administrative leave.Bland appeared in court in Tampa, Florida, wearing handcuffs and ankle chains. He said little during a brief hearing other than to answer the judge’s questions and did not enter a plea.Richardson appeared in court in Tucson, Arizona, where he was set for release on $50,000 bond. His lawyer declined to comment.Those charged also include James Gatto, director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas; Rashan Michel, a maker of custom suits for some of the NBA’s biggest stars; and various financial advisers and managers.NCAA President Mark Emmert condemned the alleged misconduct, saying, “Coaches hold a unique position of trust with student-athletes and their families, and these bribery allegations, if true, suggest an extraordinary and despicable breach of that trust.”Since 2015, the FBI has been investigating the influence of money on coaches and players in the NCAA. Kim noted a special FBI hotline was set up and asked anyone aware of additional corruption to come forward.Prosecutors said the coaches took bribes to use their “enormous influence” to steer players toward certain financial advisers and agents.Most if not all of the 10 defendants were under arrest. Lawyers for Gatto and two of the coaches did not immediately respond to requests for comment. It was unclear whether Evans had an attorney.Adidas said it was unaware of any misconduct by an employee and vowed to fully co-operate with authorities.Gatto and others are accused of funneling $100,000 to the family of a high school athlete to gain his commitment to play at Louisville and to sign with Adidas once he became a professional. Louisville and Adidas announced a 10-year, $160 million extension of their sponsorship deal over the summer.The player’s name was not released, but details in the criminal complaint make it clear investigators were referring to Brian Bowen, who did not return messages seeking comment.Louisville coach Rick Pitino said the allegations “come as a complete shock to me.”The development comes as Louisville is appealing a four-year NCAA probation over a scandal involving escorts hired for players and recruits. The scandal could cost the school its 2013 national championship.In court papers Tuesday, the FBI said it recorded a July meeting at which an assistant coach at Louisville was briefed on a plan to funnel thousands of dollars to a potential high school recruit. The participants in the meeting noted they had to be careful because Louisville was on probation.“We gotta be very low key,” said the coach, according to the FBI.Investigators said agents wiretapped a call in which Gatto and another defendant discussed an unidentified coach at Miami requesting that Adidas pay as much as $150,000 to another recruit, in part to prevent him from accepting a similar offer from a rival apparel company.Louisville interim President Gregory Postel confirmed the university has been informed it is part of the investigation and said, “Any violations will not be tolerated.”Miami said it will co-operate with authorities, while USC said it appointed former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh to conduct an internal investigation.The investigation began after Martin Blazer, a Pittsburgh-based financial adviser to pro athletes, began co-operating with authorities in 2014. Blazer, accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of taking money from clients without permission, pleaded guilty this month to fraud and other crimes.He admitted making payments and loans to NCAA athletes as far back as 2000 to get them to hire him.Person, associate head coach at Auburn, was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 1986 and played for five NBA teams over 13 seasons.Prosecutors said Person accepted about $91,500 in bribes from Blazer last year to steer clients to him when they reached the NBA. Some payments were alleged to have been arranged by Michel, a former NBA referee turned high-end clothier.Person was quoted by prosecutors as telling one player: “The most important part is that you … don’t say nothing to anybody … don’t share with your sisters, don’t share with any of the teammates, that’s very important ’cause this is a violation … of rules. But this is how the NBA players get it done.”Prosecutors said Evans solicited at least $22,000 over the past two years, while Richardson in February was paid $20,000 in bribes, some of which he kept for himself and some of which he gave to at least one high school athlete to get him to play for Arizona.___Associated Press writers Fred Goodall in Tampa, Florida, Gary Graves in Louisville, Kentucky, Larry Lage in Detroit and Fred Lief in New York contributed.last_img read more

first_imgATLANTA – Delta Air Lines is joining two rivals in raising fees to check a bag on a flight within the United States.Delta on Wednesday posted new fees of $30 for checking a first bag and $40 for a second bag — increasing the previous fees by $5 each.The changes match increases recently imposed by United Airlines and JetBlue Airways. By midday, American Airlines had not increased bag fees.Southwest Airlines lets passengers check up to two bags free.Airlines have been pulling in more revenue from extra charges for several years. Last year, U.S. carriers raised $7.4 billion from fees on checked bags and ticket changes, led by American, Delta and United.last_img