Reporters Without Borders said it was shocked by an attack by about 30 armed Islamist militants against the offices of privately-owned press group Jang in Karachi in the south of the country.The night raid, on 29-30 January 2005, followed the diffusion of an interview with Israeli deputy prime minister Shimon Peres.The worldwide press freedom organisation expressed its solidarity with the three media targeted in the press group, one of the country’s largest.”The security forces must identify and arrest those responsible for this attack that appears to sound a warning to media who show editorial courage,” it said.Attackers, who fired in the air and beat up the night watchmen, broke into the Jang offices housing Urdu-language Geo TV and the daily newspapers The News and Jang and vandalised the offices. They also damaged cars parked in front of the building, including an outside broadcast van belonging to Geo TV. They ran away shouting “Allah Akbar” (God is great).Federal information minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, promised that the raiders would be tracked down.Journalists on Geo TV told Reporters Without Borders that the attack was in reaction to the Jang group’s publication and broadcast of an interview with deputy Israeli prime minister, Shimon Peres, who called for the establishment of diplomatic relations between his country and Pakistan.Other journalists in Karachi considered that the Islamists were reacting to a Geo TV talk show on sexuality.Young militants from a Shiite organisation attacked the offices of the Lahore press club on 14 January, leaving around a dozen journalists injured. News January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific January 31, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Islamist gang attacks offices of press group Jang in Karachi Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Pakistan April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts News
(BBC) – Brazil winger, Willian, has confirmed he has left Chelsea after seven years at the club.Willian, 32, missed Chelsea’s Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich on Saturday with an ankle injury and is now out of contract.BBC Sport reported last week that Arsenal were closing in on a deal for the midfielder.“The time has now come to move on,” Willian wrote in an open letter to Chelsea fans.“I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt.”He made 339 appearances for the club after signing from Russian side, Anzhi Makhachkala, for £30m in 2013, becoming one of the most popular players at Stamford Bridge in the process.He has won five major honours with the Blues, including two Premier League titles and the Europa League, and won the club’s players’ player of the year award twice.“There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intence,” he added.
The third match of round two of league games of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) for pool A, continued on Saturday, February 21st 2015 at the Accra Rugby pitch in Legon.The first kickoff of the day was between defending champions, Idas sports and Accra Sharks. Coming from behind to win last week’s tough encounter against current log leaders Cosmos Buffaloes, Idas Sports were looking to extend their win to three in a row.Idas had a tough time getting on the score sheet at the commencement of the game but when the full back of the Idas side intercepted a ball in the middle of the pitch intended for the running back of the Accra Sharks side, he made a beautiful run to the try line scoring the first try of the game. From there on, Idas seemed unstoppable as they scored try after try winning the game by 70 points to 0.The coach of the side Abdul Samad was ecstatic about the win, having won three games in a row so far. “As defending champions, all the teams in league are looking to beat us so we can’t afford to slip up,” he said, adding that, ” We have two very tough encounters remaining this season and winning both games assures us the playoffs for the league title”.The second game of the day was between log leaders, Cosmos Buffaloes and third placed side, Dansoman Hurricanes. The Hurricanes had lost their two previous games, so they were eager to mark their first win of the second round, likewise the log leaders recording the first loss of the season last week knowing that another loss will push them out of contention for the playoffs.The encounter began with both sides displaying a lot of strength and tactical discipline, but it was the slip up by the Hurricanes scrum half that gifted the ball to the running back of the buffaloes to open the scoring. Cosmos Buffaloes RFC team prior to their match against Dansoman Hurricanes RFCThe Hurricanes lost their focus allowing the Buffaloes to score more tries to seal the win. The Hurricanes scored their only try in the dying minutes of the game. The Buffaloes won the game by 30 points to 5.The captain of the winning side, Hamza Klitsco Diaba, reiterated his coach’s words last week that no team is a walk over this season. “We knew going into this game that the Hurricanes were eager for their first win so they won’t leave anything to chance. He added that “we kept our cool throughout the game enabling us to win this very important encounter”.The final game of the day was between runners up of last season’s league, Legon Titans RFC and fifth placed team, Tema Anchors RFC. Tema Anchors registered their first win of the second round of matches, by beating Accra Sharks last week comfortably and were looking to extend their win. Legon Titans on the other hand have won all their encounters coming into this game, so were on high spirit to extend their winning streak.The Titans opened the scoring with a penalty kick after 25 minutes of play. The Anchors quickly responded by scoring a penalty, levelling out the scores. The half ended with nothing separating both sides.It was the second half that would prove a lot more exciting as Legon Titans clearly showed why they are one of the favourites to win this season’s league Title.They outrun the defence of the Anchors side by scoring 7 tries in a space of ten minutes in the second half of the game. They continued scoring try after try once they found the weak spot in the defence of the opposition. They won the game comfortably by 74 points to 3.The coach of the winning side was elated once again at his team’s performance on the pitch. “My boys were disciplined throughout the game and that was the factor that gave them an edge over the Anchors.” ”‹”‹He then added that, “Next week’s encounter with defending champions, Idas Sports will prove a tougher encounter but we will prepare very well to meet them boot for boot.”After three games in round two Cosmos Buffaloes are still sitting on the summit with 34 points, followed by Idas Sports with 31 points and in third position, Legon Titans RFC with 30 points, at fourth position is Dansoman Hurricanes with 12 points, fifth is Tema Anchors with 3 points and Accra sharks RFC still occupying the bottom of the summit with no points.
Michael Quoc How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your… Related Posts Few Industries will not be Transformed by AR an… AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging … How AR and VR Will Enhance Customer Experience Michael Quoc is the founder & CEO of Dealspotr, an open shopping platform bringing together up-and-coming brands, influencers, and savvy shoppers around today’s best deals. He was previously the Director of Product Management for Yahoo’s media lab, spearheading the launch of several innovative live video and mobile social networking services. Michael has been awarded nine patents relating to mobile and social network applications and technology. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelquoc. Before AR, shoppers had two options: they could go to a physical store, or order online and hope for the best. Return policies were heavily used as many found the product didn’t live up to their expectations. The fit was off, the color wasn’t right, or it just looked different in real life.Now, imagine a world where e-commerce is enabled by AR. Users enjoy the ultimate “try before you buy” from their comfort of their own home. As long as they have their phone, shoppers can envision themselves wearing a new pair of jeans, trying on a new shade of lipstick, or adding a new ottoman to their living room. AR delivers virtual dressing rooms and showrooms to the user, wherever they’re located and whenever they’re ready to shop. It may sound futuristic, but that vision of e-commerce is now upon us. With the release of Apple’s iOS 11 this fall, AR is available to anyone who has an iPhone 6 and above. As Apple’s SVP of Software engineering Craig Federighi said, “With iOS 11, we’re delivering the biggest AR platform in the world.” Here are three ways Apple’s ARKit will revolutionize e-commerce.1. Fewer returnsInternet Retailer estimates that 30 percent of apparel bought online is returned. AR should bring that number way down. Returns aren’t the only cost of e-commerce, either. Sure, shoppers get their money back, but there’s still a cost in overall customer satisfaction, as they have to deal with the hassle of returns, and find themselves questioning whether next time, they’ll experience a similar disappointment. Over time, these subpar experiences slowly chip away at customer loyalty. With AR, customer confidence will increase as products meet expectations, and overall customer satisfaction will rise.2. Bigger checkoutsAR will bring other, unexpected benefits to e-commerce, like the ability to charge more. 40 percent of shoppers said they would pay more for a product if they could test it with AR first, according to a study by Retail Perceptions.AR can increase sales for other products, too. Instead of simply offering the shopper similar items based on their previous purchases, users can virtually “try” them on right then and there. They might layer a necklace over their new dress, or consider how a coffee table might look next to their new sofa. 3. An app renaissanceAs responsive websites have become the norm, standalone apps have become less important for online retailers. But now, thanks to the capabilities of AR, there will be a new use case for apps, bringing them back into the fold. With ARKit, app developers can offer something unique to shoppers on their app. They can try products on using the app, or unlock special deals in-store. Plus, having an app on a person’s iPhone gives brands another opportunity to further enmesh themselves in their consumers’ lives.ConclusionIf done right, AR will solve many problems for e-commerce, and bring new benefits. Our next post will take a look at how e-commerce brands are already changing the game with ARKit.Michael Quoc is the founder & CEO of Dealspotr, an open shopping platform bringing together up-and-coming brands, influencers, and savvy shoppers around today’s best deals. He was previously the Director of Product Management for Yahoo’s media lab, spearheading the launch of several innovative live video and mobile social networking services. Michael has been awarded nine patents relating to mobile and social network applications and technology. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelquoc.
It was Zaheer Khan’s dismissal of Windies opener Devon Smith that opened the gate for India’s win at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.Chasing 269, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Smith were batting with ease, rotating the strike at will and milking away at India’s bowling. But, Zaheer got the better of Smith on 81 with his slower ball in the 31st over bringing an end to their 63-run partnership.The opposition lost their third wicket on 154 and that’s where the slide actually began for the West Indies.Man-of-the-MatchEarlier, India posted 268 against the West Indies and it was Yuvraj Singh’s maiden World Cup ton that proved to the highlight of the batting.But that wasn’t all, he came back to deliver the goods with the ball taking two important scalps in the match.Yuvraj Singh earned the Man-of-the-Match award for his all-round performance.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say James rejects Colombia for Real Madrid chanceby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Rodriguez is determined to win over Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.Back in Madrid after two seasons away on-loan with Bayern Munich, James has intimated he wants the chance to prove himself at Real.Marca says the Colombia captain has turned down squad selection for friendlies with Chile and Algeria.James has made the decision in order to train at Valdebabas during the international break.The midfielder is aiming to impress Zidane with this new show of commitment.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the sideline in the second half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin appears to have had a DM misfire on Twitter this afternoon. A short time ago, Sumlin tweeted a message that included a joke about him being glad he “didn’t pull a Sark after Dark.” That’s a reference to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian’s drunken antics at a Trojans’ booster event last weekend. Of course, as with all DM misfires, Sumlin deleted the tweet, but not before an alert Twitter user captured a screen shot. Man Kevin Sumlin is a savage for this #sarkafterdark pic.twitter.com/bFH4yK6N4a— Jamie (@jspride) August 29, 2015Other users spotted it and have been referencing it as well.Sooooo…Sumlin deleted that pretty quick once he realized it wasn’t a DM.— Shooter Flatch (@texasagsec) August 29, [email protected] hahaha that was a quick delete by Sumlin— Justin Rydell (@jrydell15) August 29, 2015That’s a real tweet from Kevin Sumlin.— Joaquin (@BoughtAtAPrice7) August 29, 2015
OSU cornerback coach Kerry Coombs and then-freshman cornerback Denzel Ward (12) celebrate after a tackle by Ward during a game against Rutgers on Oct. 24 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey. Credit: Lantern file photoRecruit rankings mean everything when college football teams are looking for fresh talent, but they mean little when it comes time to suit up and get to work. For the young secondary coming in to fill the shoes of outgoing talents for Ohio State, the journey has just begun.Co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano met with the media for the first time this season, and had high praise for both freshman cornerbacks Shaun Wade and Jeffrey Okudah. Although he liked what he saw out of the new faces in the secondary, he said there’s a certain adjustment that takes time.“Well there’s two things I think,” Schiano said. “The volume of football, as far as it’s much different than high school. All the details that go into playing. It’s not, you know, go cover him. And then, the other thing is the speed of the game and the tempo of the game and the speed of the players you’re trying to defend. But I can tell you that it’s real early, but those are some special guys.”Okudah was clocked running at 23.2 miles per hour at one point during winter workouts, as evident by his name and speed being flashed across the giant screen in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center indoor practice field. He, along with Wade and sophomore transfer Kendall Sheffield all have a chance at contributing significant playing time in 2017.Schiano stressed on multiple occasions that it’s still far too early to tell who will be playing where, and how often.“I think it’s too early to judge,” he said. “I’m very impressed with them, as I said. Very athletic guys. Let’s let them play, and let’s see how it goes. Without a doubt, your initial impression is, really talented guys.”OSU coach Urban Meyer, who first met with the media on Tuesday, said he sees lots of promise in his young players at all positions. However, replacing talents like those of the three departing defensive backs is going to be a monumental challenge.Marshon Lattimore and Malik Hooker broke out as two of the best players at their respective positions in all of college football last season, and Gareon Conley had a productive career while donning the scarlet and gray. Both Schiano and Meyer said a rotation with a blend of returning players and new players will be key to success in the pass defense.“I think the way we play defense, we’d like to do that,” Meyer said. “We have (redshirt sophomore) Damon Arnette, and (junior) Denzel Ward are the only guys who have ever played for us right now. You’ve got (sophomore) Rodjay Burns. We moved (redshirt freshman) Wayne Davis to safety. You’ve got these four corners that just stepped out there today that looked pretty good. We’d like to play three or four — we’d like to play more than three or four. We learned a lesson. That was as good of production as we’ve had out of corners anywhere we’ve been. Obviously you’ve got great players, but what we ask those guys to do, it’s a track meet for four hours. If you can (get) a little rotation in there, it’s going to be much better.”Both Arnette and Ward played in 13 games last season, but the former enjoyed a majority of the playing time. Although Arnette comes in as one of the most experienced corners, he struggled at times last season to stay with receivers and read routes correctly.Schiano said he and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs will be looking closely at who can separate themselves from the pack, and who can earn a spot in the secondary rotation.“Kerry was saying he likes all the depth at the position,” Schiano said. “But, again, the cream’s gotta rise to the top because we have one guy who really played meaningful reps at the corner position.”