Three young women TV workers gunned down in Jalalabad

first_imgThe Taliban have denied any role in the triple murder, which was claimed by Islamic State. The Jalalabad police later announced the arrest of two suspects. March 3, 2021 Three young women TV workers gunned down in Jalalabad Follow the news on Afghanistan Organisation “We deplore and condemn these latest murders of media workers in Afghanistan,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “The country must end these terrible crimes. Concrete measures must be taken urgently to curb the growing violence against journalists and provide them with protection.” News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Sadida Sadat and Shahnaz Roufi, who worked for Enekaas TV’s dubbing service, were gunned down in a Jalalabad alley as they were walking home at around 4:30 pm. Their colleague, Mursal Waheedi, was shot in the rickshaw she had taken to go home. All three women were aged 20 or 21. One year after the Taliban and the United States signed a peace agreement in February 2020 and five months after the Taliban and the Afghan government began peace talks in September, the press freedom situation in Afghanistan is disastrous. At least nine journalists and media workers have been killed in targeted attacks since the end of 2020. RSF_en Moini added: “We urge the Afghan authorities to conduct a proper investigation and we urge the international community, including the US, French and German embassies in Afghanistan, to support RSF’s call to the International Criminal Court prosecutor to include these crimes in her investigation into the dramatic situation for journalists in this country.” to go further Afghanistan is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalists Armed conflictsJihadismWomenFreedom of expression Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report sayscenter_img Enekaas TV anchor Malalai Maywand, who was also the Jalalabad representative of the Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ), and her driver, Taher Khan, were gunned down in similar circumstances three months ago. News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the United Nations to take urgent measures to rein in the growing violence against journalists in Afghanistan and provide them with protection after three young women employees of Enekaas TV, a local channel, were gunned down in the eastern city of Jalalabad yesterday. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceProtecting journalists Armed conflictsJihadismWomenFreedom of expression Afghanistan’s journalists sent a joint letter to the UN Security Council on 18 November 2020 voicing alarm about the threats and violence to which they are being subjected and urging the Council to take decisive action. RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News May 3, 2021 Find out more March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Syracuse’s next opponent: What to know about Pittsburgh

first_img Published on January 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Pittsburgh (12-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) and Syracuse (12-5, 3-1) were long-time Big East rivals that have renewed their battle in the ACC in recent years. Both come off major upsets on Monday night: SU at No. 1 Duke and Pitt against No. 11 Florida State. They’ll meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Carrier Dome looking to start winning streaks.Here’s what to know about the Panthers.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 68-45Last time they played: Last season, Syracuse played Pittsburgh twice and won both times. The second meeting came on the Panthers’ home court, and the Orange pulled out a 60-55 victory. That win featured Bourama Sidibe’s best game of his freshman season: an 18 point, 16 rebound performance that led SU in both categories. Tyus Battle joined the center in double-figure scoring with 14 points of his own. Both Sidibe and Paschal Chukwu blocked three shots.The Pittsburgh report: Like each of Syracuse’s last two opponents, Pittsburgh enters its meeting with the Orange ranking No. 29 in the country in defense, per KenPom.com. The Panthers limit both 3-point and 2-point shooting to rates well below the national average. After SU’s win against Duke, head coach Jim Boeheim said that he expects the Panthers to play a lot of zone, a defense the Orange struggled to handle in their loss to Georgia Tech.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Panthers feature four players who score in double figures: Xavier Johnson, Trey McGowens, Jared Wilson-Frame and Au’Diese Toney. Those four leaders are also the four Pitt players to have made double-digit 3s this season. Johnson holds the keys to the Panthers’ offense, as in addition to his team-leading scoring total, he leads the way with 4.7 assists per gameOn the defensive end, it’s McGowens averaging 2.7 steals per game as Pitt’s playmaker. Six-foot-10 sophomore Terrell Brown averages 2.5 blocks per game as the Panthers’ top rim protector.McGowens starred in Pittsburgh’s Monday win over Florida State, scoring 30 points and stealing the ball five times. He worked his way to the line consistently, eventually shooting 19 free throws in the win. Johnson shot 10 free throws of his own for the Panthers on Monday, and Pitt gets the fifth-highest percentage of its points from the foul line of any team in Division I, per KenPom.com.How Syracuse beats Pittsburgh: Rely on rim protectors and avoid fouling. Only three teams have been blocked on a higher percentage of their shots this season than the Panthers, who have been rejected 14.1 percent of the time they shoot field goals. For perspective: That’s higher than the individual block rate of Paschal Chukwu, who ranks ninth in the country. Coming off a 10-point, 18-rebound showing at Duke, Chukwu could be key in using his length to disrupt Panthers’ shooters that are susceptible to being denied near the basket.As mentioned above, Pittsburgh relies on its foul shots more than almost any team in the country. More than a quarter of the Panthers points come from the charity stripe, and they shoot it at 72.5 percent from there, above the national average. Boeheim has said before that the Orange play a zone in part to limit fouls, and against a Pittsburgh team that likes drawing fouls, that will become all the more important.Stat to know: 220That’s the number of free throws Xavier Johnson and Trey McGowens have combined to shoot this season.KenPom.com odds: Syracuse is given a 77 percent chance to win, by a projected 70-62 scorePlayer to know: Xavier Johnson, guard, No. 1Johnson is already a freshman and already the best player the Panthers have (along with the best Fortnite and NBA 2K player on the team, per his roster bio). He leads them in scoring and assists, along with being second in 3-point attempts and free-throw attempts. The 6-foot-3 Johnson will face a test when presented for the first time in his career with Syracuse’s 2-3 zone. How he responds could be crucial to the outcome on Saturday. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Europa League: Liverpool and Tottenham both settle for draws

first_imgLiverpool settled for a 1-1 draw at Anfield against Swiss side FC Sion in the Europa League on Thursday.Adam Lallana gave Liverpool the lead just five minutes into the game, side-footing a low cross from Divock Origi into the net from 12 yards.Sion equalised in the 18th minute, as Ebenezer Assifuah got in behind Nathaniel Clyne on a long ball over the top and slotted it under Simon Mignolet from a narrow angle.Origi had a pair of chances to score himself in the first half, but that was all the Liverpool attack could manage.Sion top Group B after two of six matchdays with four points, while Liverpool is second on two points after their second consecutive draw. The Reds are barely ahead of Bordeaux on goals scored after the French side managed a goalless draw at Rubin Kazan. Erik Lamela scored and Tottenham held on to secure a 1-1 draw away to Monaco on Matchday 2 of the Europa League group stage on Thursday.Spurs took the lead in the 35th minute as Lamela tapped home after Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic could only deflect Dele Alli’s shot from the centre of the box.It was Lamela’s third goal in his last four games in all competitions.Monaco equalised through Stephan El Shaarawy’s header in the 81st minute and could have taken the lead moments later if not for a heroic diving clearance by Danny Rose. Also in Group J, Qarabag defeated Anderlecht 1-0 though Richard Almeida’s 36th-minute goal.Tottenham lead the group on four points, one ahead of Qarabag and two ahead of Monaco.Borussia Dortmund also could only manage a point away from home as they were held to a 1-1 draw by PAOK in Greece.Robert Mak scored in the 34th minute for the home side and the Bundesliga side could not respond until the 72nd minute when Gonzalo Castro broke through to equalise.Despite the result, Dortmund still lead Group C by a point after Krasnodar defeated Qabala 2-1 thanks to Fedor Smolov’s 84th-minute winner. Napoli used an outstanding strike from Gonzalo Higuain to defeat Legia Warsaw 2-0 in Group D.Dries Mertens provided the opening goal with a header in the 53rd minute, before Higuain danced around defender at the top of the box before blasting a rocket into the top corner.Napoli have six points from two games, as do Midtjylland, who won away to Club Brugge 3-1 with second-half goals from Pione Sisto, Paul Onuachu and Filip Novak. Lazio rallied past Saint-Etienne 3-2 after the French side were reduced to nine men.Moustapha Bayal Sall opened the scoring for ASSE following a set piece just six minutes in, but Ogenyi Onazi cancelled it out 15 minutes laterRobert Beric was sent off shortly afterward and Wesley Hoedt gave Lazio their first lead just after half-time.Sall received a second yellow card, opening play for Lucas Biglia to score Lazio’s third, and the nine men could not find a late equaliser after Kevin Monnet-Paquet’s consolation goal.Yevhen Seleznyov’s goal allowed Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to defeat Rosenborg 1-0 in the other game in Group G. In Group K, Schalke rolled to a 4-0 win at home over Asteras Tripoli as Franco Di Santo recorded a hat trick by half-time.Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored a late goal to complete the rout for the German side.Sparta Prague defeated APOEL 2-0 with goals from Kehinde Fatai and Jakub Brabec in the group’s other game.Fiorentina also won 4-0 in a dominating performance at Portuguese side Belenenses in Group I. Federico Bernardeschi, Khouma Babacar, and Giuseppe Rossi provided the scoring, to go along with a Tonel own goal.However, it’s Basel who top Group I after winning their second straight game in the group, 2-0 over Lech Poznan.Karol Linetty was sent off for the Polish side after earning a second yellow card just after half-time, and Birkir Bjarnason and Breel Embolo capitalised for Basel.Celtic drew 2-2 against Fenerbahce at Parkhead in Group A as Fernandao scored either side of half-time to rally the Turkish side back from a two-goal deficit.Celtic led through Leigh Griffiths’ 28th-minute opener, and Kris Commons doubled their advantage four minutes later.But Fernandao scored two minutes before the break and equalised three minutes afterward to secure their first point of the campaign.Molde stayed top of Group A with a 1-1 draw at home against Ajax as Eirik Hestad’s 8th-minute opener was enough to secure a point after Viktor Fischer’s equaliser on a massive deflection for the former European champions.Czech side Liberec delivered one of the day’s bigger surprises by winning 1-0 at Marseille in Group F.Vladimir Coufal delivered the only goal in the 84th minute after Marseille failed to clear a corner kick.Braga are top of the group with two wins from two after Ahmed Hassan Koka’s fifth-minute goal held up to supply a 1-0 win over Groningen.Steffen Hofmann’s goal gave Rapid Vienna a 1-0 win over Dinamo Minsk as the Austrian side took the lead in Group E.Leo Baptistao scored the only goal of the game nine minutes into the second half and Villarreal secured a 1-0 win over Viktoria Plzen.Partizan Belgrade are the surprise leaders in Group L after managing a 3-1 win at German side Augsburg.Andrija Zivkovic scored twice to go with a Dong-Won Ji own goal, and the Bundesliga club could not rally even after Aleksandar Subic was sent off after 64 minutes.AZ Alkmaar earned their first points in the group by defeating Athletico Bilbao 2-1.Markus Henriksen scored 10 minutes into the second half, followed by an Eneko Boveda own goal, and although Aritz Aduriz drew one back the Spanish club could not level the score.Besiktas and Sporting Lisbon played to a 1-1 draw in Group H, Gokhan Tore’s goal on the hour mark cancelling out Bryan Ruiz’s 16th-minute opener.That result allowed Lokomotiv Moscow to top the group with a 2-0 win over Skenderbeu, Baye Oumar Niasse and Aleksandr Samedov providing the goals.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. 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