12 Jun

Independent weekly hit by two bombs after threats from radical movement

first_img Organisation July 11, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent weekly hit by two bombs after threats from radical movement BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Follow the news on Bangladesh May 19, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en center_img February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the failure of the police to take any action in response to threats received by editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury prior to the bombing of his independent newspaper, the Weekly Blitz, in Dhaka on 5 July. Two bombs went off causing minor damage and no injuries, while two other unexploded devices were found inside the premises.“The death threats against Choudhury and his newspaper by Mufti Noor Hussain Noorani should have led to Noorani’s arrest and the deployment of protective measures, especially as this is one of the continent’s most dangerous countries for journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call for the immediate arrest of those responsible for the bombing, as well as police protection for the newspaper and its staff,” the organisation added.Noorani, who heads the radical movement Khatmey Nabuat (KNM), threatened Choudhury and the Weekly Blitz by telephone on 29 June after it ran an editorial criticising KNM’s attacks on the Muslim group Ahamdiyya. Choudhury reported the threats to the police, but the report was “mislaid” and no measures were taken to protect him.Choudhury advocates dialogue between religions and recognition of Israel. He is currently being tried on a charge of sedition, which carries the death penalty, for writing about the media’s role in the dialogue between Muslims and Jews and about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh. His trial is to resume on 13 July. News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News BangladeshAsia – Pacific to go further February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

17 Sep

Boys golf Lakers build four-match win streak

first_imgThat win Aug. 26 over Skaneateles began a hot stretch for the Cazenovia boys golf team, which carried that momentum over to the first week of school.Making it two wins in a row Aug. 30 at Beaver Meadows, where the Lakers rolled to a 230-326 decision over the Phoenix Firebirds as Alex Moesch once again led the way, shooting a nine-hole total of 41.Will Fitzgerald, recording a 44, was next on the Cazenovia slate, with Jack Byrnes adding a 47. Cody Dickinson and Ben Orbach each shot 49 and Chris Kelly finished with a 57. After some rough opening matches, the Chittenango boys golf team broke through with its first match victory of 2019 on Aug. 29, when it went to Beaver Meadows and defeated Phoenix 265-311.Tyrus Kelley’s 42 for nine holes was two shots better than the Firebirds’ Dom Neiss. And the supporting cast helped as Seth Boutler had a 53, just ahead of Brendan Fraser (54) and Tanner Smith (55), with Maddox Garvey adding a 61.A day later, the Bears lost to Mexico 215-254. Playing at Emerald Crest, Kelly managed a 44, while Fraser improved to a 48, but no other Chittenango golfer broke 50.Chittenango’s September slate commenced last Tuesday with a 220-251 defeat to Westhill. At Camillus Hills, Kelly had a 44, with Smith getting a 50 ahead of  Fraser (51), Smith and Boutler (53 each). Anthony Maglisco (40) and Aidan Ryan (41) led Westhill.In a Thursday rematch with Phoenix at Rogues Roost, Chittenango won again, 239-282, over the Firebirds, Kelly’s 38 boosted by a 41 from Evan Smith. Fraser and Tanner Smith each shot 48 as Boulter posted a 51 and Garvey shot 56.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CazenoviaChittenangoGolfcenter_img Back in action last Wednesday afternoon, Cazenovia went to Orchard Valley and pulled away to beat LaFayette 218-260. Moesch, with a 40, led a more consistent effort, Fitzgerald earning a 44 as Dickinson and Orbach again tied, this time with 45, with Byrnes shooting 49.The win streak continued Friday at Cazenovia Country Club, with the host Lakers pulling away from Tully 217-257 as it produced five of the best six individual totals.Moesch again had individual honors with a 40, beating out Fitzgerald, who had a 42. Dickinson’s 44 tied the Black Knights’ Ryan Shute for third place, and Byrnes chimed in with a 45 as Orbach added a 46.last_img read more

17 Sep

Clubs promote opportunity to help cancer patients

first_imgBrandon Le, a senior majoring in business administration, and Felipe Vargas, a junior majoring in film and television production, helped produce a promotional video for USC’s American Cancer Society. (Photo courtesy of Emily Heuring)The Trojan Marketing Group recently collaborated with the American Cancer Society of Los Angeles to develop a digital campaign in the Los Angeles area. The campaign was created to promote ACS’s “Road to Recovery,” which provides transportation for cancer patients who need to be driven to treatment centers.Since last September, TMG has been working closely with ACS to convey the program’s message. According to Dan Witzling, executive director of ACS’s Los Angeles chapter, the goal of the campaign is to increase awareness of how volunteering can create more affordable transportation for those diagnosed with cancer. “At the most basic level, the need is that there are more cancer patients that are requesting rides and treatments than what we have been able to provide and that is through any means,” Witzling said. “Next to the cost of treatments, transportation is one of the single highest barriers to care.”To recruit new drivers through the campaign, TMG began with market research to determine why individuals are not currently volunteering. At the end of their research, the group concluded that the perception of volunteers being “held to the standard of saints” prevented others to not envision themselves as eligible to volunteer, according to creative director Hannah Nowak. With this new insight, Nowak and her colleagues began planning for the digital commercial towards their targeted age group of caregiver-type females ages 35 to 55 in the Los Angeles area.Video producer Kris Nguyen coordinated with the other TMG members to host an on-campus casting call in March to promote to Los Angeles-area casting agencies for the roles. Nguyen shared how the project provided insight into how to create a full-scale advertising campaign.“It was an illuminating process because it was the first time for me doing something for a client this big and with a project that requires a lot of attention to detail [… and] learning how to deal with clients and how they spend their money,” Nguyen said.After researching and brainstorming, TMG practiced pitching their final concept in front of a panel of industry professionals and professors to provide constructive feedback before the final pitch to ACS Board of Directors. The final video features two separate mothers helping their children get ready in the morning before school, and while one of the mothers is out on the road, she picks up the second mother to take her to her cancer treatment.“They really try to emphasize in the campaign that both of the moms are struggling in the morning,” TMG vice president Emily Heuring said. “It is not perfect, it’s rushed, they are helping their kids with their homework like they are not some superhero — they are like a mom.  We wanted people to be able to relate with both of them so that they felt like they would be good enough to do this themselves.”This is the first time TMG has worked with the ACS; however, the group has collaborated with other clients including start-ups, clothing brands and food industries. Nowak explained how on each project, the group specializes on the particular industry they are marketing for with a clear demographic. For this campaign, TMG had to determine what the ideal messaging and demographic of the campaigns should be.“To have to do that for each different campaign is always really unique, but for this campaign specifically, it was really difficult for us to find what type of demographic we actually want to get,” Nowak said. “We could target Uber drivers -— they have free time, like they are willing to drive — but we needed something more nurturing. I think that was the most unique part of the campaign to find that type of person. And people that are willing to donate their time.”After months of pitching and reviewing the corporate structure of the ACS, Witzling shared the finalized video that will be launched soon. Distribution will start in Los Angeles with aspirations to expand the advertisement campaign nationwide.Witzling looks forward to the release of the campaign and reflected on his positive experience working with TMG to forward the message of the ACS.  “Coming from that level and what they were able to do at a very highly professional level,” Witzling said. “The volunteer board was very impressed, the staff was impressed definitely at the level of some other major marketing concepts that we’ve seen in some very advanced companies we get involved with. They definitely took great pride in their work and you could see that and we were pretty pleased with the outcome.”last_img read more

26 Aug

Watch Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hit a 3-run home run against the Rockies

first_imgParra didn’t even move on that kemp home run. #dodgers— dano (@danoissac) September 20, 2018 With @TheRealMattKemp’s dinger, the @Dodgers now have an NL-record SEVEN hitters with 20+ home runs this season. pic.twitter.com/jLN72RE9iI— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) September 20, 2018 With his solo blast tonight, Matt Kemp ties Steve Garvey, Mike Piazza & Raul Mondesi for the 3rd most 20+ home run seasons with the LA @Dodgers (5. Most: 7- Ron Cey, Eric Karros)— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) September 20, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra didn’t even bother to chase that one down.INSTANT REACTION:After 2: Rockies 2, #Dodgers 1 pic.twitter.com/PfAd0KWLyD— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 20, 2018 PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates after scoring on a double by Brian Dozier during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig follows through on a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) celebrates his three-run home run with teammates during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig flips his bat while watching his three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson adjusts his hat during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, right, slides to score on a double hit by Brian Dozier as Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta waits for the throw during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez dashes toward home plate to score on a double by Brian Dozier during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates with starting pitcher Walker Buehler after scoring on a double by Brian Dozier as Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson, foreground, walks toward the mound during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates after scoring on a double hit by Brian Dozier during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier watches after hitting an RBI double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier follows through after hitting an RBI double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier connects for an RBI double during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp stands in the batter’s box during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado stands in the batter’s box during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado stands in the batter’s box during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Dodger’s Matt Kemp, #27, rounds the bases after knocking out a homer during second inning action at Dodger Stadium Wednesday, September 19, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger’s Matt Kemp, #27, gets a hug from Enrique Hernandez, #14, after hitting a home run during second inning action at Dodger Stadium Wednesday, September 19, 2018. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates after scoring on a double by Brian Dozier during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig follows through on a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 18Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig follows through on a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandUPDATE: Yasiel Puig’s 3-run home run gave the Los Angeles Dodgers its first lead of the game against the Colorado Rockies in the 7th inning. And that’s game over with Puig’s 3-run HR. #Rockies— JJ (@TomcatNASCAR) September 20, 2018 REACTION: #HOMERUN #KEMP #DODGERS 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/3xqd6UYZBf— MartiniShot (@martini__shot) September 20, 2018 That is Kemp’s 20th HR of season. They have 7 players with 20 or more HR, a franchise record (6 last year). Their 217th HR overall. 4 more to match last year’s franchise record— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) September 20, 2018 SEE YA! @TheRealMattKemp gets the #Dodgers on the board with a solo homer in the first! They cut the Rockies lead, 2-1. pic.twitter.com/MTnubcz2o0— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 20, 2018 Matt Kemp (38) off LHP Tyler Anderson (28) – 106.8 mph, 31 degrees (425 ft Home Run)92.5 mph Four-Seamer#Rockies @ #Dodgers (B2) pic.twitter.com/icxd3UhzeS— MLBBarrelAlert (@MLBBarrelAlert) September 20, 2018 Watch Dodgers’ Matt Kemp hit a solo home run against the RockiesThe Los Angeles Dodgers were down early against the Colorado Rockies 2-0 before a home run by Matt Kemp cut the Rockies lead.The Dodgers trail the Rockies 2-1 in the third inning. Complete boxscore.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.last_img read more