RSF_en RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Organisation News IndiaAsia – Pacific The Mumbai high court today gave the local police two more weeks, until 6 July, to produce a report on their investigation into the murder of Jyotirmoy Dey, a crime reporter for the daily Mid Day who was gunned down on the outskirts of Mumbai on 11 June.Reporters Without Borders is concerned that the Mumbai police are conducting the investigation.“We think the government should have assigned this investigation to a federal unit right from outset,” the press freedom organization said. “This would have guaranteed a fully impartial investigation and would have demonstrated the government’s determination to solve this case. The Mumbai police are the last ones who should be handling it because Dey had been threatened by one of their former leading members.”According to a report on the India Times website, the Mumbai police are also investigating their own alleged links with the local “oil mafia.” Dey had been threatened by assistant police commissioner Anil Mahabole over an article referring to Mahabole’s alleged ties with local mafia boss Dawood Ibrahim.The Mumbai high court rejected a petition submitted jointly by a group of Indian lawyers and journalists for the investigation to be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation, a federal agency that handles particularly sensitive and important cases.An investigative reporter who specialized in covering organized crime, Dey was shot by four men on two motorcycles as he was returning to his home in the north Mumbai suburb of Powai on the afternoon of 11 June. News News to go further June 10, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on India April 27, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts __________________Organized crime reporter gunned down in Mumbai suburb06-15-2011Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Jyotirmoy Dey, an investigative reporter who specialized in covering organized crime for the daily newspaper Mid-Day in Mumbai. He was shot five times in the back by four men on two motorcycles as he was returning to his home in the north Mumbai suburb of Powai on 11 June.Dey worked for various newspapers including The Indian Express and Hindustan Times before joining Mid-Day to do special investigations, and had been regarded as an authority on organized crime and the local “oil mafia” for more than two decades.“We offer our condolences to Jyotirmoy Dey’s widow, who is also a journalist, and to his other family members and colleagues, and we urge the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into his murder, which has all the hallmarks of a premeditated execution,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Recent incidents and acts of violence involving journalists point to a deterioration in the ability of media personnel to operate freely in India. We remind the Indian government of the importance of the media’s role in a democracy, and its duty to ensure protection and justice for all journalists. Dey’s reporting was in the public interest and his death must not go unpunished.”Dey was gunned down as he was returning to his home by motorcycle in the Powai neighbourhood of Hiranandani at around 3:30 p.m. on 11 June. After his four unidentified assailants sped away on their own motorcycles, he was rushed to the nearest hospital in Hiranandani, where he was pronounced dead.Initial reports in the local press suggested that his murder may have been carried out by the oil mafia, whose activities he had so often covered. But officials pointed out that Dey had not targeted any particular gang or mafia in his reporting and had not been working on any big story at the time of his death.Mumbai police commissioner Arup Patnaik said Dey had not filed any complaint about threats to his life. But the Morung Express news website quoted police sources as saying that Dey, who had recently writing a series of articles about the oil mafia, had received threats from “anti-social” elements.Members of the police may also have been involved in his murder. An assistant police commissioner, Anil Mahabole, was suddenly transferred to an insignificant post on 13 June after reportedly being investigated for possible threats against Dey.Mahabole was already subject to several investigations, including one for threatening another Mumbai journalist, Tarakant Dwivedi, who was arrested under the Official Secrets Act on 17 May for reporting a security lapse at a military base near Chhatrapti Shivaji station.Dey and various journalists’ associations recently met the interior minister to complain about Dwivedi’s arrest. The Deccan Chronicle quoted Dwivedi as saying the police commissioner met Dey two weeks before his death, but the subject of their discussion is not known.Dey was reportedly threatened by Mahabole a few years ago after identifying him as one of the Mumbai police officers with links to local mafia don Dawood Ibrahim.Dey wrote two books about the oil mafia, including one, “Zero Dial,” which described the relationship between the police and their mafia informants.Reporters Without Borders released a report on 24 February about organized crime and the fact that it now poses one of the biggest threats to media freedom. India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media June 22, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mumbai high court allows local police to continue investigation into reporter’s murder March 3, 2021 Find out more
Writing in his programme notes, the Argentinian said: “It will not be an easy game because Hull are a good team. It is very important that you are right behind us and support the team and the players who are on the pitch. “You want to win every game, just like us, and we all want the best for this football club. “We are football fans too, so we understand that things can get frustrating. But please, support the team for 90 minutes inside the stadium. We need your support. ” Coloccini’s request is unlikely to cut much ice in certain quarters, with supporters rounding on Pardew and owner Mike Ashley with a new-look squad struggling to make an impact. The manager was subjected to a broadside during the final home game of last season against Cardiff, and the atmosphere is likely to be even more rebellious this weekend. Steve Bruce knows better than most what it feels like to be hounded out of the North East, but that will not stop the Hull boss trying to turn up the heat on Pardew with a “mercenary” win. For Bruce it presents a difficult situation. He feels for his opposite number, having been jeered out of the door at neighbouring Sunderland three years ago, but as a Geordie and boyhood Newcastle fan has also been touted as a possible successor. He has already gone on record branding that speculation as “disrespectful” with Pardew still in a job, but is not above turning the negative atmosphere at Newcastle to Hull’s advantage. “I know what he’s going through after being in the North East and it’s not easy. It’s not an easy place to manage,” he said. “We all understand it’s a results-based business but some of the nonsense that goes with it, I have to say, is ridiculous. “Unfortunately with the way social media is and the way the media is there is a huge appetite for what we call nonsense. It comes with the territory, but you have to say in the North East it seems to quadruple: when there’s a crisis, there’s a crisis, and I suppose that comes from the huge support they have got. “It’s a difficult, difficult place to manage. But we have to try and take advantage of that, of course we do. We have to be mercenary enough to try and do that. “The other stuff is not enjoyable to watch from afar. Over the years he’s done a decent job has Alan but I think that’s the nature of the beast, especially in the North East, and I can say that because I’m from there.” Bruce certainly does not give the impression of a man desperate to inherit the reins at his childhood club but he considers the very question to be in poor taste. He said: “I was appalled when I read all that nonsense, but what can I do about it? I’ve done my best to try and calm the whole situation. “It seems to be because I’m a Geordie, that every time the job comes up since 2002 I’m linked with it because I’m from there and it’s the team I supported as a boy. That will never change, but as for all the other nonsense I find it hugely disrespectful.” As if they were needed, there could yet be two additional sub-plots to the match. Pardew was handed a seven-game ban for headbutting Hull’s David Meyler on the touchline last season, though the midfielder’s slide down the pecking order means the pair may not come into such close contact this time. And if Meyler is in the stands rather than in the matchday squad, he will be joined by Hatem Ben Arfa, who was sent on loan from Newcastle to Hull after falling sorely out of favour with Pardew. Most Magpies fans would probably have preferred the player to have outlasted his manager and his presence should whip up added resentment. Bruce, though, was keen to clear up two things – that Ben Arfa would not be sitting alongside him in the dugout and had no option to end his loan should there be a managerial change at United. The Magpies entertain Hull at St James’ Park, with Pardew facing a furious revolt which he has described as “mass hysteria” after a poor start to the new Barclays Premier League season. However, despite groups of fans preparing to make their views abundantly clear in a series of demonstrations, Coloccini has called for a united front. Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini has pleaded with fans planning to stage mass protests against manager Alan Pardew on Saturday to get behind the team instead. Press Association
LOVERS OF HISTORY are invited to tour 45 different local sites during “Weekend in Old Monmouth,” held throughout Monmouth County, on May 2 and 3.During the annual event, all entrance fees are waived. Many of the sites are staffed by members of local historical societies, who are happy to answer questions about the rich history and architecture around us.People can visit All Saint’s Memorial Church in Navesink to see the beautiful stained glass windows, climb the narrow steps of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, or visit Dr. Cooke’s Medical Office in Holmdel and see the curious tools from the doctor’s black bag.“Weekend in Old Monmouth is a wonderful event for any- one interested in history and architecture,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the county’s Historical Commission, the coordinator of the weekend event.“The sites on the tour are generally operated independently of one another, but this special tour project coordinates the hours of operation at several locations so history buffs can travel by foot, bicycle or car to enjoy and take in many of the county’s rich historic places all in one weekend.”John Fabiano, executive director of the Historical Com- mission, said the tours are grouped by theme or geography. “Tour visitors can see the places in any order of their own selection. The proposed starting points are just suggestions for those who may be seeking guidance.”The tours also represent several historic themes:• Shore: While the tour includes sites on the north, (Sandy Hook), central (Ocean Grove) and southern shores, (National Guard Militia Museum) the drive along the shore is one of the best ways to feel and appreciate Monmouth County’s relationship to the ocean.Faith: Architectural gems of each of the last three centuries, 18th century Christ Church in Shrewsbury, 19th century All Saints Memorial in Middletown and 20th century St. Catharine’s in Spring Lake. In addition, Old Tennent Church in Manalapan is closely tied to the Battle of Monmouth and the Friends Meeting House in Shrewsbury represents one of the oldest worship traditions in Monmouth County.The Revolutionary War: The Revolution is visited here, not only the major sites in the Monmouth Battlefield area, but in lesser known places such as the Burrowes Mansion in Matawan, Marlpit Hall and the Murray Farm, both in Middletown.Military: There is Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook, the most heavily fortified installation on the East Coast for much of the 20th century, the National Historic Landmark Monmouth Battlefield in Manalapan and one of the more fascinating, but lesser known museums, the New Jersey National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt with museum exhibits and fighter aircraft and tanks.Preservation: Marlpit Hall in Middletown was the first restored house museum in the region, dating from its 1930s opening.Other elements on the tour also include lighthouses, Victorian homes, agriculture, industry, education and science.The following sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3:All Saints Memorial Church, MiddletownAllaire Historic Village, WallAllen House, Shrewsbury Ardena School Museum, HowellBurrowes Mansion Museum, Matawan Centennial Cottage, Ocean Grove, Neptune Christ Church, ShrewsburyCovenhoven House, FreeholdDr. Cooke’s Medical Office, Holmdel Eatontown Museum, EatontownEden Woolley House, OceanOld First Church, MiddletownFirst Presbyterian Church, RumsonFriends Meeting House, ShrewsburyGreat Auditorium, Ocean Grove Holmes-Hendrickson House, HolmdelInfoAge Science Center (Camp Evans), WallJewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold TownshipKeyport Fire Museum, KeyportLongstreet Farm, Historic, HolmdelMacKenzie House, HowellMarlpit Hall & Taylor-Butler House, MiddletownMonmouth Battlefield Monument at the Monmouth County Courthouse, FreeholdMonmouth Battlefield State Park, ManalapanMonmouth County Historical Association Museum, FreeholdJoseph Murray Farmhouse, MiddletownNational Guard Militia Museum, Sea GirtOakley Farm House, Freehold TownshipOcean Grove Historical Museum, Ocean GroveOld Yellow Meeting House, Upper FreeholdRed Bank Woman’s Club, Red BankRoosevelt BoroughSt. Catharine’s Church, Spring LakeSandy Hook Lighthouse, MiddletownSeabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, RumsonSeabrook-Wilson House, MiddletownStrauss Mansion Museum, Atlantic HighlandsOld Tennent Church, ManalapanTwin Lights Lighthouse, HighlandsVillage Inn, EnglishtownOld Wall Historical Society, WallWalnford, Historic, Upper FreeholdWilson Hall at Monmouth University, West Long BranchWest Freehold School Museum, Freehold TownshipAfter April 15, a detailed tour book and tour map will be available on the Monmouth County website at visitMonmouth.com.On the tour dates, each tour stop will also have maps and booklets available.
–30– RULES & PROVISIONS: –A $250.00 “buy in” is required ($200 live bankroll and $50 entry fee towards prizes) –Each entry includes a hosted lunch in Santa Anita’s Gallop Out area on Kentucky Oaks Day –A maximum of two entries per person will be allowed –There will be a minimum of five races to bet, comprised of four Santa Anita races and the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs –Wagers to be restricted to win, place, show and exactas In-person contest registration and payment must be made in Santa Anita’s Gallop Out area starting at 10:30 a.m. on May 1. Contestants may also register in advance online at santaanita.com, or by contacting Jodie Vella Gregory at (626) 574-6389, or at [email protected] ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2015)–Santa Anita Park will offer a first-ever “Fillies Only” Handicapping Contest, featuring a total prize pool of $5,000, on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 1. The Grade I Kentucky Oaks, which traditionally showcases the best 3-year-old fillies at a mile and one eighth the day before the Kentucky Derby, will be run for the 141st time and will be the centerpiece of the “Fillies Only” contest at Santa Anita, which is restricted to women who are 18 and up.Sponsored by Christina A. Moore Millinery and The Langham, Pasadena, the “Fillies Only” Handicapping Contest will be comprised of the following:–1st Place: $3,000, and a Christina A. Moore Millinery Prize –2nd Place: $1,500 and a Langham, Pasadena Prize –3rd Place: $500.00 and $200.00 Champions! Gifts & Apparel Gift Certificate SPONSORED BY CHRISTINA A. MOORE MILLINERY & THE LANGHAM, PASADENA, LIVE MONEY TOURNEY TO OFFER $5,000 TOTAL PRIZE POOL TO WOMEN 18 & UP
West Ham have made another approach for Brentford’s Scott Hogan.The Hammers had a £10m bid for the striker rejected last week but remain interested and talks between the two clubs are ongoing.Reading are also interested in Hogan, 24, and recently had a bid rejected, while Watford have made an enquiry.Hogan has scored 14 goals this season and West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is an admirer of the former Rochdale forward, who has 18 months remaining on his contract at Griffin Park.“He’s a good player. I watched him a few times,” Bilic said last week.“He is very sharp, quick – a good finisher, doing it in Championship. He’s young and a good prospect.”See also:Brentford reject West Ham bid for HoganHogan ‘a good prospect’ – BilicEmotional Allen is ‘never going to forget’ reception from Bees fansBrentford line up potential Winnall dealBoss insists Bees will not back down as West Ham pursue HoganBrentford face competition for CanosSheffield Wednesday look set to sign Bees targetBrentford continue talks over Hogan and Canos Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The Raiders have signed former Colts and Washington wide receiver Ryan Grant, the fourth wideout Oakland has signed since the start of the 2019 league year, the team announced Wednesday.Grant, 28, started 10 games for the Colts last season while catching 35 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown. With Washington from 2014-17, Grant caught 84 passes for 985 yards and six touchdowns.Grant joins Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and J.J. Nelson as wide receivers to sign with the Raiders since March …
But if Diaz is indeed interested in a trilogy bout, McGregor insists that it has to be in the 155-lb. division, which the Irish superstar currently lords over.“I’m the 155-pound champion, I faced him at 170, he beat me, then I rematched him at 170, I beat him,” he was quoted as saying in a BBC News report. “Now I’m the 155-pound world champion. If he wants that fight, he must come down”.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter fighting above his weight class for their first two matches, “The Notorious” believes it’s only natural that the third match take place under his stipulations.“That’s a fair trade. I didn’t ask for the rematch at a lower weight, I asked for the rematch at the exact same weight,” he explained. “I thought that was a fair play move on my half and then I came in and I won. So now I won that, then I won the 155-pound title after that. If he wants to fight, he’s got to make that 155-pound limit.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH #KicksStalker: Jordan’s second shoe gets new life UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown PLAY LIST 01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Meanwhile, McGregor is expected to take some time off fighting after competing in the biggest fight of his life against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.He also made it clear that he is open to taking another boxing match if the right fight comes along. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:Olympic medalist Michael Phelps challenges Conor McGregor to swimming raceLOOK: McGregor congratulates Mayweather, says he has ‘strong tools’ for MMAADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Read Next UFC fighters Nate Diaz (left) and Conor McGregor. AP File photoNow that Conor McGregor’s tenure inside the boxing ring has passed, it’s time to get back to the UFC and settle some unfinished business inside the octagon.Perhaps high on the UFC Lightweight Champion’s list is a grudge match against Nate Diaz, whom he engaged in two thrilling welterweight bouts last year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses
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UPDATE (Nov. 21, 12:24 p.m.): The interactive tables above have been updated to include the result of Thursday night’s Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs match-up, and that game has been removed (the text of the article has not been updated).After an upset-filled Week 11, the NFL playoff picture has shifted, but the outlook is as murky as ever. The Atlanta Falcons, at 4-6, were among the week’s winners, and have somehow found themselves atop the NFC South after a victory over the Carolina Panthers and a rare home loss by the New Orleans Saints. The Houston Texans — after their win over the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts’ Sunday night loss — saw their playoff chances double, to 24 percent.As for the losers, the Browns in a single week went from first to worst in the AFC North (and the Oakland Raiders, crossed out in the interactive above, became the first team to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention). The Colts have all but squandered any chance at a first-round bye, having dropped games to current Nos. 1 and 2 seeds the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. And the Saints seem determined to keep the race for the NFC South title interesting.Just two weeks ago, a Saints division title seemed very likely. Now New Orleans has ceded the lead to Atlanta, a team that has yet to win a game outside of the NFC South.1Although nothing to brag about, Atlanta’s poor record outside the NFC South doesn’t hurt their division tiebreakers. So, how bad could it get in the division? How about an NFC South victor with only five regular-season wins? It’s a mathematical possibility, although remote. Of the 50,000 simulations that form the basis for this weekly feature, nine resulted in the Panthers finishing 5-10-1 and atop the NFC South (granted, that’s just a probability of 0.02 percent). And there is about a 1-in-5 chance the division winner will finish with a losing record.Last week, we introduced the use of Gini coefficients to measure playoff uncertainty, specifically the uncertainty of each divisional race. Traditionally used to measure income inequality, Gini coefficients quantify how equally a resource (e.g. playoff probabilities) is distributed. We can also extend this approach to each conference’s overall playoff race.2The lower the Gini coefficient, the more equally allocated the playoff probabilities. As the regular-season progresses, one would expect the conference Gini coefficient to increase as teams begin to drop out of playoff contention — the have-nots ceding their wealth to the haves. By season’s end, the coefficient will reach its maximum value of two-thirds, corresponding to the six playoff berths being shared equally among six of the 16 teams in each conference.The chart below tracks the Gini coefficient by week for the AFC and NFC. There is an upward progression to both lines, but you can see that things have stagnated somewhat in the NFC, with the Gini coefficient declining after a chaotic Week 11.Looking ahead to Week 12, the game with the highest amount of “swing” features the Baltimore Ravens, who are traveling to the Superdome to play the Saints. A total of 87 percentage points of playoff probability is at stake, spread among 15 teams.The matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Broncos results in some conflicting allegiances for two teams in the AFC West. A Broncos victory would help the San Diego Chargers’ and Kansas City Chiefs’ playoff hopes, because both teams are competing with Miami for the two AFC wild card berths. But a Broncos victory would also hurt those teams’ chances of winning the AFC West title. I would imagine a Chiefs fan would prefer to aim high and root for the Broncos to lose. Chargers fans should probably be more pragmatic. An AFC West title is highly unlikely, making a Dolphins loss the more attractive outcome for San Diego’s slim playoff hopes.The most compelling divisional matchup takes place Sunday afternoon, when the Arizona Cardinals visit the Seattle Seahawks. The Cardinals, despite their NFL-best 9-1 record, have rarely cracked the top 10 in the betting market-based rankings used for this feature (see below). They are seven-point underdogs to the Seahawks, a team Arizona leads by three games in the standings. A win by the Cardinals would give them a 94 percent chance of winning the NFC West title — an outcome that was almost unthinkable at the outset of this season. Back then, most would have assumed a dogfight between the Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
Ohio State forward Yaw Amankwa (23) sends a ball past Maryland defender Chris Odoi-Atsem (28) during a game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s soccer team faced off against No. 24 Wisconsin in its last game of the regular season on Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin. There was a lot at stake for both teams, as the game would determine the final Big Ten standings and seeding in the Big Ten tournament.In the end, the Badgers proved to be too much for the Buckeyes, defeating the Scarlet and Gray 2-1 in Madison.Wisconsin applied a ton of pressure early on in the match, earning the majority of chances and forcing the Buckeyes to spend most of the time in their own defensive zone.In the 16th minute, Wisconsin redshirt freshman defender Elan Koenig corralled a rebound off a save from OSU keeper Parker Siegfried and finished it off to put the Badgers up 1-0.Wisconsin would add to its lead in the 44th minute, again on a rebound opportunity. This time, it was redshirt sophomore forward Isaac Schlenker who buried the ball after a save from Siegfried, extending the Badger lead to 2-0.Wisconsin held a 15-3 shot advantage through the opening period, but the Buckeyes did not go quietly into the night.Late in the second period, OSU senior forward Yaw Amankwa launched a shot from 30 yards out that was able to beat the Badger keeper and find the back of the net, cutting the deficit to 2-1.The Buckeyes desperately battled back throughout the second stanza, outshooting the Badgers 12-4 in the period. However, they would be unable to find the equalizer, and the score remained at 2-1 as time expired.Sophomore forward Abdi Mohamed did not play in the match. Senior forward Danny Jensen played 58 minutes in his return from injury after a five-game absence.The Buckeyes finish the season with a 5-12-1 record (3-4-1 B1G).The loss gives OSU a sixth seed in the Big Ten tournament, where they will rematch Wisconsin in Madison this Sunday, Nov. 6.