Organisation February 7, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Conservative daily banned for insulting Sunni Muslims Reporters Without Borders today condemned the closure of the conservative daily Siassat Rouz since 3 February on the orders of the Press Monitoring Commission because of an article deemed to be an insult to Iran’s Sunni minority.“There was no justification for closing this newspaper,” the press freedom organisation said, calling for the immediate lifting of the ban. “In Iran, censorship is regarded as a normal method for managing the press, but each time the courts convict a journalist or the authorities decide to close a newspaper for no good reason, it is the public arena that is being restricted.”The Press Monitoring Commission’s grounds for ordering the closure of Siassat Rouz (Farsi for “Politics Today”) on 3 February was an article regarded as an “insult to Sunni Muslims.” Reuters said the article, published on 1 February, gave the impression that the newspaper criticised the second caliphate of Omar Ibn al-Khattab. Siassat Rouz’s management published an apology the next day, blaming a typographical error.In a separate case, journalist Shirko Jahani was freed on 3 February after paying bail of 50 million rials (4,200 euros). Reporters Without Borders has been told he was mistreated during the more than two months he spent in detention. He still faces prosecution for writing critical articles that were published in foreign media.The Tehran revolutionary court meanwhile acquitted journalist Jila Baniyaghoob on 4 February. She had been accused of “acting against national security” and “participating in an illegal demonstration” for covering a demonstration on 12 June 2006 by several thousand women to demand changes in the laws that affect them. Follow the news on Iran News March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more
A hung parliament following the UK general election has led to more uncertainty for the baking industry.Although the Conservatives emerged as the largest party, Prime Minister Theresa May ended with 12 fewer seats before she called the election.The Tories are currently on 318 seats, Labour with 261, SNP with 35 and Lib Dems with 12.“Stability and sense of direction”Gordon Polson, director of the Federation of Bakers, told British Baker that like all industries, the bakery sector is looking for a government that is in a position to address the challenges the country faces.“It has to be the case that given economic uncertainty and Brexit negotiations looming, we need our government, of whatever complexion, to bring stability and a sense of direction as soon as possible,” Polson said.“Clarity and certainty”Meurig Raymond, president for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), said that members need “clarity and certainty” for the food and farming sector.“British farming underpins the country’s largest manufacturing sector and with farming arguably the sector most impacted by Brexit,” Raymond said. “NFU members need clarity and certainty as soon as possible over who will govern the country and how they plan to support profitable, productive and progressive agriculture and horticulture in the future.“The NFU will be seeking early meetings with Ministers. It is important for our industry to have clarity and see certainty from a functioning administration as soon as possible.”“We need leadership at this uncertain time”While Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), gave a similar verdict to the NFU, calling on “leadership at this uncertain time”.“Politicians across all the parties must come together to deliver in the national interest so the UK’s £110 billion food and farming industry can continue to thrive,” Wright said. “The Brexit clock is ticking loudly and the country will not forgive a failure to act.”
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This penthouse apartment at 701/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point, sold for $4.2m.“We saw three times the normal amount of buyers come through those properties than average because of the infrastructure being built in the area,” Mr Bacon said.“The western side of Kangaroo Point is very sought-after — we call it the ‘millionaires’ row’.” This apartment at 505/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point, has sold for $2.5m.Selling agents Michael Bacon and Simon Caulfield of Place – Kangaroo Point said buyers had been flocking to buildings like 21 Pixley Street to capitalise on the level of convenience such developments would offer in the coming years. The view from one of the bedrooms in the apartment at 505/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point.The property had been due to go to auction on November 29, but was pounced on by a local buyer.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoLocal real estate agents say projects such as the Howard Smith Wharves precinct and Queen’s Wharf are “game changers” for the inner city housing market. This apartment at 505/21 Pixley St, Kangaroo Point, has sold.“People purchasing in (Watermark) are spending a couple of hundred thousand to renovate it, but with the knowledge they’ll never be built out, they have a direct riverfront property and, arguably, Brisbane’s best river and city views,” Mr Bacon said.The other two sales in the building this year were the penthouse at 701/21 Pixley St for $4.2 million and a sub-penthouse at 901/21 Pixley St for $4 million. The view of the Brisbane CBD from Kangaroo Point.BRISBANE’S booming infrastructure pipeline is luring buyers to the city fringe, with a Kangaroo Point apartment being snapped up before auction for $150,000 above the reserve price.It is the third sale in the tightly-held Watermark Residences building this year alone, with the four-bedroom unit at 505/21 Pixley Street selling in just five days for $2.5 million.
All told, Carthage accumulated 525 total yards, 419 of them on the ground. Combs netted the Spartans’ other touchdown on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.At Mike Messere Field, F-M had a chance to clinch a sectional Class AA playoff berth, but instead saw West Genesee jump on them with 19 straight points in the second quarter, led by Exavier Brumfield, who scored twice, including a 74-yard run.The Hornets did score right before halftime to cut the deficit to 19-7, and put together a pair of second-half scoring drives, capping each of them with two-point conversions. But Brumfield, who ran for 149 yards on 27 carries, found the end zone again on a seven-yard run in the third quarter that proved to be the game-winner.Back at Alibrandi Stadium, CBA spent much of the night convinced that its five-game skid was about to end at the expense of a Corcoran side that sat in second place in the Class AA-1 division behind Liverpool.The Brothers led most of the way, with Travis Ward scoring on a three-yard run and Jack Szatkowski going 34 yards for another after the Cougars’ JoJo Williams returned the kickoff 75 yards to the end zone after Ward’s TD.Ward scored again in the second quarter on a one-yard run, but Corcoran, down 18-14 at halftime, rallied in the second half, going in front and clinching it when Lakeem Danzy returned a CBA fumble 60 yards for a touchdown.Next Friday, CBA finishes its regular season against Nottingham, while F-M hosts Baldwinsville and ESM has to go to Holland Stadium to face the 4-1 Auburn Maroons.Moving to Saturday’s action, Jamesville-DeWitt gave up a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to Fulton, and despite Carter King’s third-quarter score, could not make it all the way back, taking a 12-7 loss to the Red Raiders.In eight-man football, Bishop Grimes fell to 2-2 on the season, the Cobras unable to contain West Canada Valley in a 66-26 defeat as the Indians improved to 3-1. Heading toward the regular-season homestretch, football teams from East Syracuse Minoa, Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy all are in need of victories to fulfill post-season ambitions.ESM began the most difficult part of its schedule Friday by taking a 50-14 defeat to visiting Carthage at Spartan Stadium, just as F-M saw its comeback fall just short in a 25-23 loss to West Genesee and CBA, its first win remaining elusive, falling 28-18 to Corcoran.Of the three, ESM entered the week in the best shape, sporting a 4-1 record, the same as Carthage. But the Comets held the state Class A no. 5 ranking for a reason, having slammed Indian River 51-8 a week earlier to avenge its defeat to the Warriors in the 2018 sectional final. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story With its powerful ground attack, Carthage twice put together first-quarter scoring drives. Fombo Azah ran 13 yards for one touchdown and quarterback Nick Cavalier scrambled 51 yards to the end zone a few minutes later.It got more lopsided in the second quarter, Azah scoring twice on runs of 39 and 42 behind powerful blocks from the Comets’ offensive line and Cavalier throwing a 22-yard TD pass to Josh Demko.Not until the third quarter did the Spartans get on the board with Mikal Combs’ 18-yard TD run, but Azah returned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards to the end zone, capping a night where he amassed 264 yards on 20 carries to go with his kick returns. Tags: CBAESMF-Mfootball
MLB trade rumors: Big-contract players Braves, Indians, Phillies should deal for no matter the cost But what hurts even worse than a team selling is an organization wallowing in obscurity and failing to win a title because of it. Or worse, failing to even make the postseason.There are several teams this year that are on the bubble coming into the last week before the trade deadline and we think we know who should sell. And again, it will be tough for those teams, but it will save a lot of pain down the road. Related News Who the team should trade: Bauer, Brad HandRockies: 47-54, last in NL West, 6 1/2 games out of second wild-card spotIt hasn’t worked in Colorado this year. The Rockies just haven’t pitched well and there’s little hope of getting them out of their current hole. We don’t think this team should make a massive trade of Charlie Blackmon or anything like that though he would get a big return and teams are asking about him, but we do think they should move one starter and at least one reliever. Maybe two. The guy we’ll focus on here is Jon Gray. He’s never quite found his way in Colorado and we think he needs to get out of that ballpark to reach his full potential. He still has amazing stuff, but with the velocity he has he is always going to give up tons of home runs there. Moving on from him would be good for both the Rockies and him.Who the team should trade: Gray, Scott Oberg, Jake McGee It’s completely understandable why teams are often reluctant to get rid of players at the trade deadline, and why fans don’t like it either. It’s a sign of giving up and basically sends the message a team doesn’t care about the rest of the season.Moments like this are hard to swallow, but a lot of times they’re necessary. Selling now can help build a better team later. Why Giants, Indians, Rockies should sell at the deadlineGiants: 52-50, second in National League West, two games back of second wild-card spotThe Giants are the hottest team in baseball right now. They have won 17 of their last 20 games and have played really good baseball as of late. But they absolutely have to sell. And we’ll give you an example as to why. The Astros were in a similar spot to the Giants in the mid-2000s. They were coming off of a World Series berth in 2005 and had enough to compete for the next five years. The issue was they had missed on players in the drafts in those years, traded away prospects to get players to keep the MLB team competitive and they were becoming one of the oldest teams in baseball. Ed Wade took over the team and tried to help them win and signed Carlos Lee to a big deal and kept Lance Berkman around and Roy Oswalt as well. In spite of all of that Houston missed the playoffs from 2006 to 2010 and was eventually forced to tear it all down and start over with Jeff Luhnow. Houston went on to lose a combined 324 games from 2011 to 2013 and went from 2006 to 2014 without making the playoffs.The Giants are a similar team. They traded away prospects to get an older Evan Longoria, they have one of the oldest infields in baseball and a rotation with a lot of uncertainty. If the Giants don’t trade their assets while they have value now they will just make their recovery period longer. And in a division with some very good young talent on the Dodgers and Rockies, San Francisco could have a massive uphill battle ahead of it and it would entirely be of their own doing. This team needs to make trades and make them by July 31. And it will be for the good of this team’s future.Who the team should trade: Madison Bumgarner, Sam Dyson, Will Smith, Tony WatsonIndians: 58-42, second in American League Central, first wild-card spotThis one is a bit of a cop out, we’ll be honest. We don’t think the Indians should sell because they don’t have a chance to get to the playoffs. We think they could trade and still make the postseason. We just think a couple of moves here and there will help them moving forward into next season. And with the guys we think they should move it certainly won’t hurt them right now. Trevor Bauer might be the absolute best starter on the market and he would fetch a really good return as he has one year of control left. With any other team this might not be a good idea, but with the rotation the Indians have apart from Bauer (Mike Clevinger, Shane Bieber, Corey Kluber), they can afford to lose him and not feel it too badly. On the other hand, the team could also consider dealing Brad Hand and we’re not sure that’s a great idea. They don’t really have a guy who can take over his spot and keep them competitive. We’ll still put him on the list, though we’re not sure we’d support it.
Uli Hoeness: Bayern Munich club PresidentBerlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich want to find a successor to sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti within the next two weeks, club president Uli Hoeness said on Friday.Ancelotti was abruptly dismissed on Thursday in the wake of Bayern’s 3-0 Champions League loss at Paris Saint-Germain the previous night.Hoeness told German radio station FFH: “We’re not under any pressure, but after the two week (international) break we want to have a solution.”Assistant coach Willy Sagnol, the ex-France international, will be in charge of the team for Sunday’s Bundesliga outing at Hertha Berlin.Local media suggest two German managers, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann, could be in the frame to replace the Italian.Tuchel was let go by Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season after differences with the club’s management, while 30-year-old Nagelsmann is currently in charge of Hoffenheim.Earlier this month, Bayern lost 2-0 at Hoffenheim and then relinquished a two-goal lead at home to Wolfsburg to draw 2-2 before Wednesday’s bruising loss at the Parc des Princes. Share on: WhatsApp Facing criticism from the fans and the media for his failure to accomodate Thomas Mueller, Ancelotti’s relationship with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery was also reported to be under strain.The defeat in Paris was Bayern’s heaviest since losing 3-0 away to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg in May 2015.Bayern are currently third in the Bundesliga table after six games, three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, before visiting Hertha Berlin on Sunday.Ancelotti led Bayern to a fifth consecutive Bundesliga title last season in his first campaign in charge after succeeding Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena.However, the Bavarians lost to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and to Dortmund in the semi-finals of the German Cup.
Seven teenagers will represent England Golf in the German Boys’ and Girls’ Open at St Leon Rot from June 5-7. They are Toby Briggs of Norfolk, Sam Done of Lincolnshire, William Enefer of Shropshire, Harry Hall of Cornwall, Sophie Lamb and Hollie Muse of Lancashire and Lizzie Prior of Surrey. Briggs, Enefer and Hall will combine in the boys’ Nations Cup team, while Lamb, Muse and Prior make up the girls’ team. Done will play as an individual. The players: Toby Briggs, 15, (Dunston Hall) helped England win the Nations Cup at the Fairhaven Trophies and was runner-up in the boys’ individual event. He was unbeaten in the recent U16 international against Spain. Sam Done, 17, (Kenwick Park) was third in the recent Fairhaven Trophies and tied sixth in the 2014 boys’ county champion of champions tournament. William Enefer, 17, (Wrekin) tied fourth in the Fairhaven Trophies and had top ten finishes in the Peter McEvoy Trophy and the West of England stoke play. Harry Hall, 17, (West Cornwall) won the Welsh Youths’ Open last year and this year has finished sixth in both the Darwin Salver and the West of England stroke play. Sophie Lamb, 17, (Clitheroe) was fourth in the Welsh women’s stroke play, fifth in the Irish and eighth in the Scottish. She won the Fairhaven Trophies in 2013 and ’14 and is a girl international. Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire, image © Leaderboard Photography) helped England beat Spain in the recent mixed international and this season has won the Scottish U16 championship and The Leveret. She has represented England in both ladies’ and girls’ teams. Lizzie Prior, 17, (Burhill) has won the Fairhaven Trophies and the Critchley Salver this season. She also tied fourth in the Roehampton Gold Cup. She is a girl international. 28 May 2015 Teenagers head to Germany
[singlepic id=1023 w= h= float=none]MIDDLETOWN –Remediation is continuing this week and will be ongoing following an undergound oil tank overflow at Marlpit Hall, Kings Highway last Wednesday.Emergency crews, township and county workers, and staff from the Monmouth County Historical Association worked together last week, capping the oil tank and resolving the immediate serious issue before it became an environmental calamity.“We were anxious to retain the services of a company we knew had extensive experience in resolving the type of problem we encountered,” said Evelyn Murphy, director of the Historical Association, speaking of hiring Charles Hoffmann & Son company of Wall Township.Murphy herself was on the scene last week as soon as she received word of the flow, apparently caused by rainwater seeping into what initially appears to be a break in the tank. Workers also worked quickly to separate water from oil, and capture the oil before it created environmental problems.The Fire Department quickly closed off a portion of Kings Highway at the height of the work to stop the flow, which was running down the driveway of Marlpit Hall. An oil company, which serviced the Association quickly identified the source of the flow and employees were able to cap off the tank and make temporary corrections. Firemen also went through the basement of the historic building to ensure there was no damage there or any possibility of any future damage. Within 18 hours, Hoffmann & Son was on the scene pumping all the residual fluids in the tank and beginning the remediation process to ensure against any further leakage.There was no damage to Marlpit Hall, the director continued, referring to the 1757 home of the Taylors, a prominent Loyalist family in colonial times. The historic structure, one of five owned by the county Historical Association, is a stop on the NJ Women’s Heritage Trail and is the scene for the annual King George Birthday Party held to commemorate the large Loyalist population that lived in this section of Monmouth County along with the Tories during the Revolution. The house is adjacent to the Taylor-Butler House, a Victorian mansion built approximately a century later than Marlpit Hall, by later generations of the Taylor family and also owned by the Association. Marlpit Hall is currently closed for the season, as are all the homes open for visitation and educational experiences during the spring, summer and fall months.Nor was the present administration at the association aware there was an underground tank on the premises, Murphy said. “We’ve been heating with natural gas for years and did not know this tank existed.”Hoffman & Sons worked throughout the night last week to scrape away all the surface oil and dig up the tank. Because of heavy rains since then, work could not be completed; however, the company isolated the contaminated dirt and covered it securely with tarps to prevent any leakage, and has also closed off the affected area to ensure continued safety.“But so much more damage could have been caused, so many more environmental issues could have occurred, had it not been for the outstanding efficiency and cooperation of all those who came to resolve the problem,” Murphy said. “It’s so reassuring to know Monmouth County and Middletown in particular, are so quick and capable to respond to emergencies.”Although the tank is securely capped and emptied, the detailed plan for continued remediation and cleanup is still ongoing, so the director could not give any estimate of the cost of the project.— By Muriel J. Smith
CLARK, ELLIOTT, LEPAROUX, MURPHY & STEVENS TO FACE NATIONWIDE VOTE OF THEIR PEERS ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2016)–Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide.Veteran jockeys Kerwin Clark, Stewart Elliott, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy and Scott Stevens are the finalists for the prestigious trophy that has been presented annually by Santa Anita since 1950.One of the most coveted awards in all of racing, the Woolf Award, which can only be won once, is presented to a different jockey each year and it recognizes those riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred racing. The trophy is a replica of the life-sized statue of legendary jockey George Woolf, which adorns Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area.Woolf, who died following a spill on Santa Anita’s Club House turn on Jan. 3, 1946, was regarded as one of the top big-money riders of his era. Known affectionately as “The Iceman,” he was revered by his colleagues, members of the media and fans across America as a fierce competitor and consummate professional who was at his best when the stakes were high.The 2017 Woolf ballot, which will be distributed to active jockeys across the country, features five highly regarded riders who have plied their trade with honor and distinction.A Louisiana native who catapulted to national fame by winning the 2015 Kentucky Oaks at the age of 56, Kerwin Clark has long been respected by fans, horsemen and his fellow jockeys as a rock-solid rider who has conducted himself with a quiet distinction for more than 40 years.The son of a jockey who started at bush tracks in his native Louisiana, Kerwin Clark rode his first winner at Fairgrounds in New Orleans on Jan. 3, 1976. When asked about his Oaks victory, which came some 39 years later, he simply responded, “Best day of my life.”Through Dec. 2, Clark has 2,997 career wins.Born in Toronto, Canada and best known for his Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories aboard Smarty Jones in 2004, Stewart Elliott shows no signs of slowing down at age 51. Through Dec. 2, Elliott has amassed 4,707 wins. Regarded as a strong finisher who is also an outstanding judge of pace, Elliott shifted his tack on a full-time basis to Southern California in 2015 and has quickly established himself as one of the circuit’s top riders.The son of a jockey-turned trainer, French-born Julien Leparoux is a 10-time leading rider at Keeneland and is regarded as one of America’s elite young riders at age 33. Known as a “finesse” rider who enjoys tremendous success on turf, Leparoux, in a 2012 interview, said “I just try not to fight so much with my horses. I try to be gentle around their mouths.”Married to the late trainer Mike Mitchell’s daughter, Shea, Leparoux ranked 12th nationally by money-won last year and appears poised for superstardom at this stage of his career. A winner of seven Breeders’ Cup races, his most recent BC triumph came at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, when he won the Juvenile with trainer Mark Casse’s Classic Empire. Through Dec. 2, Leparoux had won 2,329 career races.An iconic figure at Sunland Park near El Paso, Glen Murphy broke his maiden at Sunland on Oct. 28, 1984, and he notched his 3,000th career victory at Zia Park on Dec. 18, 2015. Sidelined due to a fractured pelvis incurred in a paddock mishap in February, 2015, he rebounded quickly and enjoyed a fine year.A model of consistency, Murphy, 50, who is a graduate of Coronado High School in El Paso, has been among the nation’s top 100 jockeys by money-won every year since 2012. Through Dec. 2, he has 3,047 career wins.Long active in the support of his fellow riders, Scott Stevens has overcome life-threatening injuries to become one of America’s most highly respected jockeys in every respect. A member of the Canterbury Park and Idaho Racing Halls of Fame, Stevens is now within striking distance of 5,000 career wins, as he has amassed 4,616 victories through Dec. 2.At age 55, Stevens is currently based in Phoenix, Az., and he’s showing no signs of slowing down at Turf Paradise, as he booted home 118 winners over the 2015-16 meeting, good for his eighth “Turf” riding title.The older brother of Hall of Fame jockey Gary, Scott Stevens broke his maiden on May 30, 1976, at Le Bois Park in Boise, Idaho.For more information on the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, please visit santaanita.com.