Journalist gunned down outside his home in Mosul

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News to go further February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” “We are extremely shocked and dismayed by Ahmadi’s death,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “The murders of journalists in Iraq are not letting up and generalized impunity is fuelling the cycle of violence. Very few of the 232 murders of media personnel in Iraq since 2003 have been thoroughly and conclusively investigated.”Julliard added: “We demand an investigation that establishes the precise reasons for this murder. Those responsible must be arrested and brought to justice. Impunity must not prevail in Iraq.”Ahmadi was leaving his home in the eastern suburb of Mithaq in order to go to work when men in car opened fire with a submachine-gun and then took off. He was hit several times and died on the spot. The police said they were investigating. The murder scene was cordoned off and Ahmadi’s body was taken to Mosul’s department of forensic medicine.Aged 50 and the father of four children, Ahmadi was dismissed two weeks ago as head of the Ninawa provincial government’s communication and media department. Colleagues said his newspaper articles drew attention to corruption and the lack of social services in the region. Follow the news on Iraq Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News February 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down outside his home in Mosul Organisation IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns journalist Hilal Al-Ahmadi’s murder today in the northern city of Mosul. Ahmadi, who worked for two local weeklies, the Mosul Echo and Iraqiyoun, was gunned down outside his home. News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Girls volleyball Hornets edges F-M in five sets

first_imgWhenever the Fayetteville-Manlius girls volleyball team meets up with Cicero-North Syracuse, it’s bound to be close and hard-fought, stretching both sides to their limits.It was the case Sept. 11 when the Northstars prevailed in five sets. And it was the case again last Monday night when, on its home court, the Hornets again saw the match go to five sets, but this time finished on top to improve its overall record to 9-3.All kinds of top performances were put together on both sides, with F-M having Morgan Napier earn 34 assists and 18 digs, while Nina Avery notched 36 digs. Juliana Myagkota added 20 digs. Tags: Bishop GrimesF-Mgirls volleyballJ-D That same Monday night, Jamesville-DeWitt was at Marcellus, where it won the first set 25-19, dropped the second set 25-20 but then rolled past the Mustangs 25-19 and 25-20 in the next two sets to win it in four.Maris Ryan finished with 38 assists, adding 12 digs and five kills. Aurora LeClair got 32 digs, Cara Glazier 12 digs and Erica Schwedes 10 digs to offer further help on J-D’s back line.Linda Shen’s 16 kills and 16 digs paced a deep front line for the Rams as Sophia Ferris finished with 10 kills. Elsa Hardt had seven kills, four blocks and six digs, with Amber Hamernik getting six kills.J-D didn’t play again until Friday night, when it faced Skaneateles and, though the match got tougher as it went along, it still swept the Lakers 25-15, 25-19, 26-24.Ryan put together 16 assists, six kills and seven digs, helping everywhere. Glazier added three aces and LeClair had nine digs as, up front, Fiona McNeil had four kills, followed closely by three kills apiece from Shen, Ferris, Elsa Hardt and Skylar Hardt.That was after F-M’s 25-8, 25-6, 25-12 sweep of Nottingham on Thursday that included eight aces from Avery to go with three kills. Napier had nine assists and Thomas six assists as Stoppacher and Ijeoma Okoh had four kills apiece, Kendra Broddus and Emily Gryczka each earning four digs.Bishop Grimes met Bishop Ludden last Tuesday night. After a 25-14 defeat in the first set, the Cobras pulled out the second 25-23, only to get run over by the Gaelic Knights 25-9 in the third.And though it was close in the fourth set, Ludden, by a 25-22 margin, closed out Grimes. Lexi Emmi had 16 assists, three kills, three aces and five digs to lead the Cobras.Maddie Mowers earned 12 digs, while up front Izzy Kinsey had a team-best six kills. Ajok Ater added five kills, with Bella D’Andrea and Abby Clapper matching Emmi’s total of three kills. Kate Ruddy (27 assists) and Megan Virkler (12 kills, five assists) led Ludden.On Thursday, Grimes took a 25-17, 25-14, 21-25, 25-23 defeat to LaFayette, nearly erasing a 2-0 deficit in sets as Emmi finshed with 20 assists and 11 digs. Mowers got 18 digs, with D’Andrea earning six kills. Kinsey had five kills and seven digs as Ater and Clapper also finished with five kills.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Up front, Harper Stoppacher had 15 kills and 14 digs, with Kendra Broddus notching 11 kills and 13 digs. Anna Williams had eight kills and Mackenzie Helmer had five kills and four blocks as Sophie Thomas contributed three aces.C-NS saw Aurora Lesinski put away a season-best 20 kills as Brooke Segars, along with her 12 kills, got 17 digs and three aces. Adrianna Houston added nine kills.Also for the Northstars, Jennifer Carl earned 37 assists, adding seven aces, seven digs and three kills, with Brooke Nicolaos getting nine kills, five kills, two aces and three assists. Cassidy Ormond helped Carl on the back line as she got 14 assists.last_img read more

Syracuse’s difficult ACC schedule lacks traditional matchups with Princeton, Army

first_imgWhile crafting its schedule for its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Syracuse had to put some traditions on hold.Games against Princeton and Army, which have become constants on the Orange’s calendar over the years, aren’t on the 2014 slate. And while SU head coach John Desko has plans to reinsert these games in the future, he said it was a sacrifice the team had to make.“If you look at the schedule there really isn’t a breather on there,” Desko said at the team’s media day on Monday. “Not only did we add in some teams but we also added the ACC tournament.”The schedule isn’t just crowded, but filled with top-flight teams. Syracuse is ranked as the No. 2 team by Lacrosse Magazine, and its schedule is ranked as the hardest in the country. The Orange was also picked to win the ACC in its first season in the conference over a handful of top 10 teams that will be vying for the crown.Syracuse is one of six ACC teams in Lacrosse Magazine’s Preseason Top 10, and will meet No. 1 Duke, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 7 Maryland and No. 9 Virginia. And in addition to its tough conference games, the Orange will face No. 10 Albany, No. 13 Johns Hopkins, No. 18 Cornell and No. 19 St. John’s.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNine games against preseason top 20 teams.“We’ve got to take it one game at a time,” senior captain Billy Ward said. “Obviously I want to get back to the championship but we have a tough schedule and I don’t want to look that far ahead.”Takings things one game at time was a theme on Monday. Regarding the team’s strength of schedule, Desko, senior captain Derek Maltz and freshman goalie Parker Ferrigan nearly repeated Ward’s outlook word-for-word.The Orange finished last season 16-4 with losses to Albany, Villanova and Hobart in the regular season and Duke in the national championship game. To think the team can attain the same success isn’t outlandish, but it certainly won’t be easy to come by.“Best conference in college lacrosse,” Ferrigan said. “You can’t take a day or a practice off because you know every game’s important and you’re going to be pushed to your limit.”Desko went on to explain how being in the ACC, and playing such a hard schedule, will benefit the team when it comes time for the NCAA tournament. Teams are seeded based on Ratings Percentage Index, which considers wins, losses and strength of schedule to stack teams against one another.Five teams in the ACC this season made the 16-team NCAA tournament field last May, the most of any conference.“If one of the teams is No. 1 and you’re playing that No. 1, you’ve played them during the year and now you play them again in the ACC tournament,” Desko said. “You take the top 10 teams on your schedule and you have two No. 1’s on your schedule. That doesn’t hurt anything going into the playoffs.”The Orange will begin play with a three-way scrimmage again Hofstra and Le Moyne at the Carrier Dome on Jan. 25. The Orange kicks off its regular season at home against Siena on Feb. 10. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Gardner Minshew’s mustache has evolved into a full beard during quarantine, and it’s glorious

first_img“My mom was getting mad, ’cause I hadn’t gotten my hair cut in like a year, so she (Minshew’s mother) had somebody come to the house to cut my hair,” Minshew said. “It was affecting her more than it was affecting me.”Really, a fully bearded and long-haired Minshew would have been fun to watch, considering the crazy amount of attention his facial follicles garnered last year. We’ll have to settle for a well-manicured beard and long-enough hair.Minshew is exuding some serious AJ Styles vibes with his look. We’ll see if he can capitalize on his phenomenal debut season with the Jags in 2020. Gardner Minshew met with the media today for the first time since the end of his season last year.He may be out of college, but he’s still treating his hair like he’s in it. And mom wasn’t too happy about it 😂We’ll have more online from Minshew’s presser shortly! pic.twitter.com/KdAbqwVoze— Brenna Greene (@BrennaGreene_) May 28, 2020Gardner Minshew has gone from the stache to a full beard! pic.twitter.com/Fq2hWZk8iJ— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) May 28, 2020MORE: Ben Roethlisberger hits comeback milestone with trim beardAccording to Minshew, he had not gotten a haircut in over a year, and his mom simply couldn’t take it anymore. Could Minshew Mania be making way for Beard Bedlam?Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, known for his, hmm, unique personality and signature ‘stache is just like us: with stay-at home orders forcing people away from barbershops and way, way into our sweatpants, the mustache has evolved:last_img read more