Journalists with the BBC, Al-Jazeera, CNN, Al-Arabiya and ABC News were among those who were attacked during the clashes in Tahrir Square in the centre of Cairo between Mubarak supporters and demonstrators demanding Mubarak’s departure.Because of the confusion, it was hard to get an exact tally of the violence against the media. According to initial reports, Anderson Cooper of CNN, Jerome Boehm of the BBC and Lara Setrakian of Bloomberg were attacked by Mubarak supporters. Several journalists described the incidents on condition of anonymity. “As soon as they see a camera, they hurl themselves at it,” said a journalist who had stones thrown at him during the protests. Another said he was kicked and his camera was ripped from his hands. Help by sharing this information News RSF_en February 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked by Mubarak supporters Organisation
Portsmouth rocked by coronavirus crisis
It comes after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus on March 12, just 10 days after the Gunners beat Portsmouth in the FA Cup. However, the amount of time that has passed since then means it is unlikely that was the source of infection. Arteta’s diagnosis and the positive test of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi prompted the shut down of the Premier League and English football. Right back James Bolton is one of the three first-team players to test positive for coronavirus Read Also: Toure reveals why Kanu did not inspire him at Arsenal It was announced on Thursday that the suspension of the domestic game has now been extended to April 30 at the earliest. Portsmouth are currently fourth in League One and well in the hunt for automatic promotion to the Championship. English football’s governing bodies also revealed on Thursday that they have every intention of concluding the 2019-20 campaign, changing the FA’s laws that state a season must be finished by June 1. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Three Portsmouth players have tested positive for coronavirus with more results to come But the first batch of results has revealed that trio James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett all have coronavirus. Portsmouth have now been left anxiously waiting for the rest of the results in fear that there are others with the deadly virus. Chief executive Mark Catlin said: ‘I received the news last night and immediately spoke to Kenny and head physio Bobby Bacic. Kenny and I then spoke to all three players. ‘Football is not immune from this virus and I can assure you that it only really hits home when those that you know contract it. ‘All three players were in good spirits and perfectly calm – showing mild or no symptoms – and are looking forward to overcoming it as quickly as possible. ‘We once again urge everyone to follow the current government guidelines.’ Portsmouth have been rocked by the news that three of their first-team squad have tested positive for coronavirus. According to The Sun, the former Premier League side had their entire first-team playing and coaching staff tested earlier this week as they weigh up returning to training in the coming days. Loading… Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo
Be thankful for what you got
Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac, gangsta whitewalls, TV antenna in the back. You may not have a car at all, but remember brothers and sisters, you can still stand tall. Just be thankful for what you got. Diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin’ the scene with a gangsta lean. (William Devaughn, 1974). I met a few friends for dinner a little while back and the first thing they wanted to discuss was the current state of the Pittsburgh Pirates. One buddy, who demanded that he remain anonymous, said through a mouthful of steak, “Man, I would rather run through hell wearing gasoline “draws” than waste my time going over to PNC Park to see those sad ass Pirates play.” This was one day I did not feel like joining the crowd in stepping on a man’s neck or in this case, a team’s neck when they were down. No, the Pirates do not have any marquee, big money players as big money players go but as the late President Richard Nixon would say, “let me make it perfectly clear” that there are still positive elements about having a MLB franchise in your city.Take the Baltimore Orioles. They played in Milwaukee (one year), then as the St. Louis Browns. They moved to Baltimore and changed their name to the Orioles. The cities they vacated, St Louis (Cardinals) and Milwaukee (Braves and Brewers) have since secured their own franchises. The Braves ended up moving south to Atlanta and Milwaukee was again left team-less until the Brewers rolled into town. The Brewers originated in Seattle as the Pilots. They played one season in 1969 before being acquired by current MLB commissioner Bud Selig. So you see boys and girls, with the MLB playing musical chairs with franchises like a well composed symphony, the Pirates could very well be the Charlotte or New Orleans Bucs. Why are brothers and sisters complaining anyway? They don’t really support the team. Oh, I am aware that the Pirates are color deficient, but how many of your neighborhood buddies take the court for any NBA teams? Just be thankful for what you got.My friends also wanted to fill the evening with talk about the NBA. I love watching and writing about pro basketball but the last time that I checked, Pittsburgh did not have a franchise. My boys were even on a LeBron “watch.” They had better take my advice and be on a Pirates watch. There is even talk that baseball is somehow “less” than a man’s game. That false macho imagery pseudo-honor is dangerous and can be socially out of bounds. The fake sense of manhood, along with an insidious and dark “honor system” that is being perpetrated by Black families, the media and urban America are the root causes for the undertaker business being only second to the wine and spirits business in the African-American community.This is way more than about sports. We also talked about drive-by’s, guns and drugs infecting the community. “The gun laws have to be changed” one of my colleagues belted out after several rum and cokes. I looked him straight in the eye and I asked him, “Are you crazy?” They have the same gun laws in the White communities and they are not having daily murders and violence. It is not about changing laws, it is about changing behavior and obeying laws.When I hear complaints about the Pirates and how the team has been grossly mismanaged for the past 18 years or so, I am reminded of a similar scenario that occurred during the past year in the world of radio broadcasting. Sheridan Broadcasting sold radio station WAMO and discontinued broadcasting. The Black community was immediately up in arms and began a chorus of well-choreographed whining about how Pittsburgh no longer has a Black radio station. All of a sudden a long line of “phantom” investors appeared with proposal after proposal for buying and operating a new station that would replace WAMO. If the Black community really supported WAMO why didn’t someone put together a consortium of investors and buy it? There are certain folks who become soothsayers after an event has occurred. I call them “post-prophets.” Just be thankful, for what you got.I was leaving Foodland in McKeesport when a five-year-old named Jacob stood outside with his dad collecting money for the neighborhood baseball team. He was a sight to behold. His hat was not turned around backwards and his trousers were not sagging and there was no gold around his neck (I know a person who actually put a gold chain around the neck of a seven month old). Baseball is centered around family values. Whether the Pirates win or not is a moot point. The Pirates may not be a Cadillac when it comes to being a MLB franchise but Pittsburgh had better be thankful for what we have because you never miss the water until the well runs dry.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected], 412-583-6741)
Magical season ends as Cardinals beat Pirates 6-1 to win NLDS
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright celebrates after striking out Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez for the final out of Game 5 of a National League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)by R.B. FallstromAP SportswriterST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright went all the way and the St. Louis Cardinals got two-run homers from David Freese and Matt Adams to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 on Wednesday night, advancing to the NL championship series.Wainwright scattered eight hits in his second dominant win of the division series, coming through for the Cardinals in a winner-take-all Game 5.St. Louis gets to stay at home to open the NLCS against the well-rested Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.The last three seasons, the Cardinals are 8-1 when facing elimination. They also won Game 5 of the NL division series at Washington last year and at Philadelphia in 2011.Freese homered in the second inning off rookie Gerrit Cole and Adams connected in the eighth against reliever Mark Melancon to make it 5-1. Pete Kozma added an RBI infield single, and Wainwright finished it off by striking out Pedro Alvarez with two on.Alvarez became the first player with an RBI in his first six postseason games on a fluke hit that caromed off first base in the seventh. But the Pirates were held to one run in each of the final two games in their first playoff appearance in 21 years. They haven’t won a postseason series since the 1979 World Series.The 23-year-old Cole beat the Cardinals with an impressive effort in Game 2. They got to him early this time even though his fastball hit 100 mph in the first inning against Matt Holliday.Freese made the kid pay for a full-count walk to Jon Jay with two outs in the second, lining a 1-2 pitch into the visitors’ bullpen in left.The Pirates had the bullpen up in the fourth after Yadier Molina’s infield hit and a throwing error put runners on second and third. Cole gave up just three hits over five innings, but was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the sixth.Freese struggled this season to overcome a back injury in spring training and had nine homers and 60 RBIs. But just like teammate Carlos Beltran, he’s an October star with seven homers, 29 RBIs and a .325 average in 36 career postseason games.Adams’ power hitting helped the Cardinals overcame a mid-foot sprain to cleanup man Allen Craig in early September and he hammered a first-pitch fastball from Melancon well over the right-field wall for his first RBIs of the series.The Pirates scratched out their lone run on two infield hits and the single by Alvarez that looked to be a harmless inning-ending groundout before it hit the bag.Freese was a hometown hero in 2011, both the NLCS and World Series MVP. He singlehandedly got the Cardinals to Game 7 of that World Series with a two-run triple with two outs and two strikes in the ninth and then ended Game 6 with a leadoff homer in the 11th.The snapshot moment from the title run came when Freese joyously flung his helmet between the legs a few steps from the celebration waiting at the plate.At 23 years, 31 days, Cole was the youngest NL pitcher to start Game 5 of a division series and the fifth-youngest NL pitcher to start a winner-take-all postseason game, according to STATS.Counting the postseason, Cole didn’t allow a homer in six straight starts. That ended when Freese connected for a 2-0 lead in the second.Starling Marte robbed Matt Carpenter of a hit with a diving catch near the left-field line in the third.Neil Walker drew a one-out walk in the first off Wainwright, who issued just 35 walks in the regular season for third-best in the majors and none in Game 1, but went no farther. Carpenter was perfectly positioned at second base to snare a soft liner by Alvarez, flipping to first for an easy double play.NOTES: Lou Brock, clad in a red sport coat worn by all the Cardinals’ Hall of Famers, bounced the ceremonial first pitch, with pitcher Joe Kelly making a nice scoop. … Josh Young, in town for the musical Evita, sang the national anthem. … This was the 24th meeting between the teams this season, with each team winning 12 times.
Anchor Bank Commercial Lending Team – Money to Lend, Here to…
Joe Betzendorfer Kasandra JaquezKasandra Jaquez“I fell into banking on accident,” says Kasandra with a laugh. Originally from Texas, Kasandra has worked in banking for over 10 years, in all areas of operations. “I use my knowledge of bank operations to help my clients succeed,” says Kasandra who adds that she makes her customer’s goals and objectives part of her own.Each team member’s knowledge complements the others. “We share ideas, confer on our ‘customers’ needs, and talk constantly throughout the day,” she adds when describing how they create solutions for customers.The trio stresses Anchor Bank’s commitment to its customers and its ability to be innovative with lending. “As a community bank, we can look at every customer individually. Big banks focus on a company’s past performance. At Anchor Bank, we can look at your future and recognize your growth prospects,” says Dick.“Anchor Bank has money to lend to businesses. We are here to meet your financial needs, and are available to meet with business owners at their convenience. We look forward to working with them and discussing their financial options,” states Kasandra.Anchor Bank offers a small commercial loan product, which streamlines the lending process for loans less than $250,000. “Anchor Bank can help small businesses get the funds they need a lot faster. Our process moves the loan credit approval review through in about three days,” explains Kasandra.“Each business has their own unique needs; at Anchor Bank we have the products including the SCL or ‘small commercial loan’ program that we can customize to fit the borrower’s need. We offer term loans and, lines of credit; we can lend on inventory, accounts receivable or real estate,” explains Joe.The team, which operates at Anchor Bank’s Lacey location, considers it a bonus to have a branch downstairs. “Tellers know our customers and call them by name,” describes Kasandra when emphasizing the bank’s local focus. Anchor Bank, with 13 branches, and has been around for over 100 years. “We are here to stay,” says Kasandra.“We do not want to simply make a loan but rather develop a relationship that will last the next 100 years. The business that you start today will be run by your great grandchildren and we want to still be their bank,” summarizes Dick.To learn more about Anchor Bank’s business banking services or to reach Kasandra, Joe or Dick, click here.Anchor BankLacey Branch601 Woodland Square Loop SELacey, WA 98503 Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday and 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Fridays Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 At Anchor Bank, a team of commercial banking professionals is at your service with one objective – operate a community bank that helps local businesses meet their financial goals. Meet Dick Barnes, Joe Betzendorfer, and Kasandra Jaquez – a highly qualified commercial lending team that puts Thurston County business owners first.Dick BarnesDick BarnesWith more than 40 years of business experience, Dick is the “go to” guy surrounding business operations. “I’ve financed a number of big expansions and start-ups,” says Dick who has founded and operated a dozen businesses on his own. A South Puget Sound native, Dick was recruited into banking because of his in depth business knowledge. “I have found that I really love banking, meeting other business owners and figuring out how to help them succeed and grow their business,” comments Dick. Joe BetzendorferJoe has worked in banking for more than 30 years, beginning with a small mortgage company in downtown Tacoma in 1979. In the early 1980s, Joe transitioned to financing all types of real estate including construction of homes, apartments, office, and mixed-use retail spaces. Later in his career, he added business financing to his resume. “At Anchor Bank, I utilize my past experiences to assist clients,” says Joe. A graduate of St. Martin’s University with a degree in accounting, Joe understands financial statements and uses this expertise to get loans closed.
Jeff Evans Performs “Amazement Magic Show” At the Olympia Timberland Library
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryEven if the sun hasn’t appeared for a solid week, magician Jeff Evans can always be counted on to lighten up your day. Evans will perform his Amazement Magic Show for children and families at the Olympia Timberland Library on Thursday, December 27 at 2 p.m.A just-for-fun program of magic tricks and stunts, the show is highly interactive and recommended for children ages five and up. It will take place in the library’s atrium, a cheerful, warmly lit space in the center of the library.The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library and is free of charge. The library is located at 313 8th Avenue SE, Olympia. For more information, contact the library at (360) 352-0595 or visit www.TRL.org.
RBR’s Keller Honored for SOURCE Work
LITTLE SILVER – Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Suzanne Keller was recently honored by the Community Affairs and Resource Center (CARC) with its Partner in Youth Development Award for her work as the school’s SOURCE coordinator.The SOURCE is RBR’s school-based youth services program that provides students with a range of services from quality mental health counseling to learning support initiatives. CARC, formerly the Hispanic Affairs & Resource Center, is a nonprofit social services organization operating in Asbury Park, Freehold and Red Bank.Keller, a Manalapan resident, joined the SOURCE in 2006 as a clinician after obtaining her master’s in social work following a successful career in marketing. In 2010 she was promoted to the SOURCE coordinator where she utilizes her unique skill set. She is responsible for maintaining the SOURCE’s state grants and overseeing all special programs. She also maintains relationships within the community, including government agencies and area churches where she helps coordinate other programs such as SAT prep and student college visitations. She has expanded RBR’s reach in the community by organizing a community advisory board that includes more than 40 different agencies and community businesses. Her continued community outreach has introduced new programs to the school such as TOP (Teen Outreach Program), a character-building program in affiliation with Central Jersey Family Heath Consortium.A major component of her job has been perennial fundraising for several foundations. Under The SOURCE Foundation, she organizes and runs several signature events. She enables RBR’s Latino students to achieve their dream of college by administering and fundraising for the Latino Scholarship Foundation. She also sits on a community mentor board to help RBR scholarship students succeed in college.Keller’s fundraising and management expertise was invaluable this year as RBR experienced unprecedented tragedies with the unrelated sudden deaths of two senior students and the displacement of 70 RBR families and faculty during Super Storm Sandy. She set up foundations and raised funds to cover the funeral costs for the students’ families and established ongoing scholarships in the students’ memories. She also continues to raise funds and maintains a list of matching community donations and family needs for those still trying to piece their lives together from the horrific storm damage.With all her business responsibilities, Keller continues her close connection to the students. She maintains her own counseling task load, accompanies students on field trips and sometimes even drives them to school to ensure their attendance. She is guided by the sign above her desk stating, “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”
Leafs outlast Bruins 4-1 to sweep season series
The Leafs improve to 29-17-0-4 and host the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC Arena at 7 p.m.Nelson closes out the regular season Saturday in Fruitvale against the Hawks.The Leafs open the playoffs against Castlegar the following week.Grand Forks finished the regular season without a win at home.The Bruins, 1-48-0-2, travel to Spokane to close out the season against the Braves Sunday. The Nelson Leafs outshot the Grand Fork Border Bruins 53-14 en route to a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Thursday in Boundary Country.The win completes a sweep of the season series for Nelson over the Murdoch Division rivals.
EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: BELIEVING AND ACHIEVING
BY EMMET RUSHE: Everyone has dreams that they want to achieve.These dreams could be large or they could be small. The size of the dream is irrelevant if the person doesn’t try and make their dreams a reality.Self-doubt is probably the biggest setback for most people when setting goals for themselves. Self-doubt is that little voice in your head that will tell you that the dream is too big, or the path to achieving the dream is too hard, or you don’t have enough time to prepare properly, or it will be too expensive, or that if you fail, everyone will be waiting to gloat and judge you.Trust me, I get it.In the last 5 months I have sold a house, moved house, am building a house, quit my job and set up a business.The few months leading up to quitting my job were probably the most stressful due to the amount of things I had going on in my personal life. I had every opportunity to stay where I was and be comfortable and safe.My self-doubt was on overdrive.We were building a house, so surely I couldn’t quit a job where I had a steady wage coming in each week.If I started up my own business, would anyone come to the classes I set up? Would I be able to keep my personal training clients with moving premises?Would I be able to attract new clients to work with? Could I make a living out of personal training in Donegal?What if I failed?I could have stayed put and no one would have thought any less of me.But I didn’t. In fact except for my wife, no one knew I was leaving my job until I handed in my notice, not even my parents.Why not?It was simple.Once I had weighed up all the good and bad points of staying or going and I had my mind made up, I didn’t want anyone to put any doubt into my head.Self-doubt is bad; when others are putting their fears on top of that it can stop you before you even get started.No one likes change.It makes everyone feel uncomfortable, and so it should.There is a popular quote that always shows up online;‘If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough’This is 100% correct.If you have something that you want to achieve lay out all the pros and cons, weigh up the odds of winning or losing and if everything points in the right direction GO FOR IT.Don’t let anyone talk you out of it. Don’t listen to any negativity. Believe 100% in yourself and what you are doing.On Saturday past I took members of my Better Bodies Challenge group up Mt. Errigal.For some of you this isn’t a challenge.For some of the members who have done it multiple times before, it wasn’t a huge challenge and that’s fine.For the members who climbed it despite having a fear of heights it was.For the people of the group who struggled from half way up, had to stop multiple times and thought they would never reach the peak, it was a challenge.They could have given up at any point and no one would have thought any less of them.But they didn’t.The sense of achievement that they felt when they reached the summit and saw the views of our breath-taking county’s scenery made it worth every single step.To achieve your dreams you will have to go through some sort of discomfort; be it in the gym, in your head or in your personal life.But to achieve even a small dream makes every bit of discomfort worthwhile.In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “Do one thing every day that scares you.”#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training or The Better Bodies Challenge, please contact me through the link below. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118 * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: BELIEVING AND ACHIEVING was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:achievingbelievingemmet rushefitness columninspiration
Nandipha Mntambo: art beneath the hide
11 May 2011Nandipha Mntambo, the 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for visual art, is known for using cowhide as a canvas for exploring the creative process and challenging societal and cultural norms. Now she’s taking her exploration further.“My intention is to explore the physical and tactile properties of hide and aspects of control that allow or prevent me from manipulating this material in the context of the female body and contemporary art,” Mntambo said in the catalogue for her 2007 solo exhibition Ingabisa.“I have used cowhide as a means to subvert expected associations with corporeal presence, femininity, sexuality and vulnerability.”Brenton Maart, the National Arts Festival committee member for visual art, describes Mntambo as “one of South Africa’s most remarkable young sculptors … Her mastery of an incredibly difficult medium, animal skin and hair, allows her to shape morphing structures that are part human and part animal, part alive and part dead, part grotesquely revolting and part sensually enticing.“It is this ambivalence, that sense of unease, that elevates Mntambo’s work above the level of the commonplace into the ranks of the astonishing.”Visitors to the 2011 National Arts Festival, taking place in Grahamstown from 30 June to 10 July, can expect something new from the artist, however.‘A shift within my art’Mntambo, along with the other Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners, will be showcasing her newest work on the main programme of the festival.Mntambo’s exhibition, Faena, will not only extend her interest in bullfighting (the term “faena” refers to the most skilful section of a bullfight, a dance with death in which the matador must prove both his (or her) courage and artistry).The show will also extend the artist’s own range, using the media of painting, drawing, video and sculpture to creates an experience/encounter that interrogates the viewer’s sense of sight, hearing, smell and touch.“Grahamstown will see a shift within my art practice,” says the 28-year-old Mntambo. “I have begun working in various media, and this show is going to be a new departure for me as a visual artist.“I’m inspired by my everyday environment, the past and the present … I’ve also been experimenting with photography, video and performance. It’s great to be able to diversify.”Career so farMntambo’s solo exhibitions have included Umphatsi Wemphi at Brodie/Stevenson in Johannesburg (2009), The Encounter at Michael Stevenson in Cape Town (2009), Ingabisa at Michael Stevenson (2007), and Locating me in order to see you at Michaelis Gallery in Cape Town (2007).Her work has also been exhibited as part of numerous group exhibitions around the world. In 2010 her work formed part of nine different exhibitions in Berlin, Australia, Senegal, Wales, Denmark, Germany, Paris, Rome and Newtown, Johannesburg.In 2009 she also exhibited in the US, UK, Mali and Norway, and again in Germany. In 2008 her work travelled to Italy and again to the UK, in 2007 to Spain, and in 2006 to the Canary Islands.Mntambo was awarded the Wits/BHP Billiton Fellowship to do a three-month residency at the Wits School of the Arts in 2010. In 2006 she was a finalist in the MTN New Contemporaries Award, and in 2005 she received the Brett Kebble Curatorial Fellowship.She was also a recipient of the Mellon Meyers Fellowship in 2003 and 2004 to study at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Art (with distinction) in 2007.Mntambo is in the process of completing a commissioned public sculpture for the Nedbank head offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, and another for the Gulbenkien Foundation in Portugal.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material