first_imgNews April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Organisation RSF_en center_img During a court appearance today in Rabat, jailed newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet said two men visited him yesterday in his cell and threatened to accuse him of trafficking in hashish within the prison where he is serving a three-year sentence for “insulting the person of the king.”Addressing the journalists present in the courtroom, who included many correspondents for the Spanish press, Lmrabet said his two visitors warned him that, if he continued writing articles for the foreign news media from prison, they would hide large amounts of hashish among his personal effects while he was outside his cell.Since being imprisoned on 13 May, Lmrabet has had several articles published in the foreign news media including the French daily Le Monde and the magazine Courrier International.His appearance in court today was unrelated to the case for which he is currently in jail. It stems from a charge in 2001 that he published “false information disturbing or likely to disturb the peace” in his now banned weekly Demain Magazine. He was convicted and sentenced on 21 November 2001 to four months in prison and a fine of 30,000 dirhams (about 3,000 euros) but the Rabat prosecutor’s office immediately appealed.The appeal was to have been heard today, but it was postponed at the request of Lmrabet’s lawyers, because they had not been given copies of all the documents in the case file.The official reason for the 2001 charge was an article headlined, “Skhirat Palace said to be up for sale.” But in Lmrabet’s view, the real reason was the publication in the 27 October 2001 issue of Demain Magazine of extracts from a book about Morocco entitled “The Last King” by Le Monde reporter Jean-Pierre Tuquoi. As a result of the 2001 conviction, Demain Magazine was banned for a month. News Receive email alerts Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News June 8, 2021 Find out more Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists October 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Imprisoned editor Ali Lmrabet threatened in his celllast_img read more

first_imgPrint NewsLimerick Record FairBy Eric Fitzgerald – August 11, 2016 604 LIMERICK’S Summer Record Fair is set for August 14. Under the canopy of Limerick Milk Market from 10am you will find more than 25 national and international traders offering a huge choice of musical styles on all formats.Limerick Record Fair also offers music fans the chance to sell or trade unwanted items from their collections to make some space for newly found gems.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Record Fair happens at Limerick Milk Market on Sunday August 14. WhatsApp Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Linkedin Email Previous articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live SportNext articleFrom McNiece’s Tree with the Robins #ULBohs #Limerick #Munster #Rugby Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond.last_img read more

first_imgYinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two “D.C. snipers” whose murderous seven-week rampage terrorized the nation’s capital region in 2002, wants a chance at getting his life back.Malvo, who is serving life without parole in a Virginia prison, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to order that he be re-sentenced in light of the court’s 2012 decision prohibiting mandatory life sentences for juveniles. Malvo was 17 years old at the time of the rampage, orchestrated with co-conspirator John Allen Muhammad, that killed 10 and wounded three others.“Invalidation of ‘mandatory’ life without-parole sentences is premised on the court’s recognition that the qualities of youth — immaturity, vulnerability, and changeability — must be taken into account when sentencing a juvenile offender because those qualities will typically make life without parole an excessive punishment for a juvenile,” Malvo’s attorneys write in court documents.The Eighth Amendment prohibits “cruel and unusual punishments” for crimes.The justices on Wednesday will hear oral arguments in the case. Their decision could open the door to new, potentially more lenient sentences for Malvo, now 34, and thousands of other offenders. There are approximately 2,100 Americans serving life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles, according to The Sentencing Project.“I was a monster,” Malvo told the Washington Post in a 2012 interview from behind bars. “If you look up the definition, that’s what a monster is. I was a ghoul. I was a thief. I stole people’s lives. I did someone else’s bidding just because they said so. … There is no rhyme or reason or sense.”Malvo is serving four life-without-parole sentences in Virginia and six life-without-parole sentences from Maryland. He is unlikely to be released anytime soon, regardless of how the court rules.The justices will grapple with two key questions: Was Malvo’s 2004 life sentence in Virginia effectively “mandatory” and now eligible for a review? And, did the Supreme Court mean to outlaw all life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, even those that were not mandatory?The state argues that Malvo was locked up for life at the jury’s discretion, given the viciousness of his crimes, and that the U.S. Supreme Court has not explicitly addressed “non-mandatory” life-without-parole punishment for juvenile murderers.“This case is not about the meaning of the Eighth Amendment. Instead, it is about how and when decisions announcing new constitutional interpretations are made retroactive to other cases that have long become final when those interpretations are announced,” attorneys for the state of Virginia tell the court.The Virginia Supreme Court upheld Malvo’s sentence of life without parole, but the federal 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said the original sentence must be revisited in light of Supreme Court rulings requiring judges and juries to “take into account how children are different, and how those differences counsel against irrevocably sentencing them to a lifetime in prison.”The Trump administration opposes that decision.“Only mandatory sentences, imposed indiscriminately on all juvenile offenders, create the degree and kind of risk that would require retroactive invalidation,” Solicitor General Noel Francisco writes in a friend-of-the-court brief.Lawyers for Malvo say the jury in his case was not allowed to consider any sentence other than death or life without parole, making it effectively mandatory.“There is no doubt that Malvo committed heinous crimes,” Malvo’s attorneys write in court documents. But “mandatory schemes, in which sentencers have no alternative but to sentence all juvenile offenders to life without parole, necessarily violate [the Supreme Court’s 2012 decision] because they make youth (and all that accompanies it) irrelevant to imposition of that harshest prison sentence and thereby pose too great a risk of disproportionate punishment.”Malvo’s accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, was sentenced to death and executed in 2009. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Pretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti Loading… Iron Mike admitted he needs to be married and without a wife he’s a “savage animal”. He told rapper TI on ExpediTIously: “Without my wife, I’m a savage animal… I look at women differently as I get older. “When I was younger, I viewed them as pleasure. Now that I’m older, I look at them as the half. “It makes me realise that I’m a man. And at this stage in my life, they’re my teachers. “If a man doesn’t have a little bit of fear of his wife, he’s not living his life right.” Tyson went on to say his need to be married is the reason he went down the aisle for the third time. read also:Mike Tyson is on steroids, MMA star accuses former world champ The boxing legend continued: “That’s why I got married three times… because I can’t live without a wife. “If I don’t have a wife, I’ll kill myself. That’s real talk. “I need somebody to listen to. I’m a soldier. I can’t think on my own, I need somebody to do it… I know myself.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mike Tyson is so worried about being loved that his wife thinks he would “kill himself” if a fan didn’t say hi to him in the street. The heavyweight legend has battled depression as well as drug and alcohol addiction during his illustrious career. Some of the lowest points of his life came after his retirement in 2005 as his debts spiralled. Tyson, who was crowned the youngest heavyweight champ at the age of 20, has always had an army of fans who have supported him throughout his turbulent career. But he openly revealed how he struggled to deal with the public’s perception of him. Speaking to Charlie Mack, Tyson said: “I’m going to tell you something that my wife doesn’t like. “My wife said ‘if you went out there and no one says hi you might commit suicide’. “All my life I wanted to be acknowledged, I’d kill myself to be acknowledged. In order to live you have to kill yourself.” Tyson, 53, has previously spoken about how he could have committed suicide without third wife Lakiha Spicer.last_img read more

first_imgArsene Wenger has given his backing to former Football Association chairman David Bernstein’s claim that club bosses are setting a “terrible example”. The League Managers’ Association, backed by a number of Premier League bosses, has launched a fierce attack on Bernstein’s comments. The LMA said Bernstein’s comments were a “misguided and unhelpful…megaphone commentary from the sidelines” and that he failed to engage with the organisation during his time in office. “I think managers are incredibly responsible,” he said. “The work the LMA do and what managers give back, the help they’re trying to give the FA Commission, for example, I think that would be a wrong thing to say about the managers.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes, who was fined £8,000 this week for improper conduct, said he backed “every word” of the LMA’s stance. He said: “There’s huge sways back and forth in terms of emotion and how the ebb and flow of the game affects you in terms of the desire you have to see fair play and make sure you’re competing. “Human nature is a thing that, on occasions, your emotions can get the better of you, and football managers aren’t immune to that.” But Arsenal boss Wenger was a lone voice backing Bernstain, saying: “I go along with that [Bernstein’s comments] and I have some work to do on that front as well.” Bernstein had spoken out after being awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours, saying managers were harassing officials and were being too critical of referees after matches. The LMA said in a statement: “We believe the comments are misguided, and unhelpful. It is important to recognise that managers in professional football contribute significantly to the success of the game both on and off the field. “Having spent their lives dedicated to the game, they value it, are committed to seeing it continue to grow and to contribute to its future direction. “It is particularly sad therefore, to find David Bernstein celebrating his CBE by engaging in a megaphone commentary from the sidelines, taking a unilateral swipe at managers, having wholly failed to engage, in any meaningful way, with the LMA and its members during his tenure as FA chairman.” In an interview with Press Association Sport on Monday, Bernstein had said managers need to take more responsibility for their behaviour and were setting “a terrible example for their players, let alone the general public”. Manchester United boss David Moyes attracted attention only this week for criticism of Howard Webb after his side’s loss to Tottenham. He thinks, though, that he and his counterparts are not culpable. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img He said: “It depends what you want, really, and then you need to adapt. Me, I adapted to life in France, to life in Spain, life in England – I try to adapt to a different way of seeing it. “Who knows? Maybe in another country, an 8-0 means that you lose your job. In England, no – at the moment. “You need to adapt and me, I have got no issues. Now, when you adapt, then you have got your responsibilities and the rest of the people have got theirs. “I am not going to adapt to what is good for someone and then be responsible for the other ones. It’s natural, I take it naturally. I have got no issues. “It’s not like I want to be happier, I just want to know what is my role and I do it to the best of my ability, so then I accept responsibility for my role. It’s simple.” In the immediate aftermath of the debacle at the St Mary’s Stadium, a shell-shocked Poyet was perhaps more forthright. He said: “I’m a head coach. I don’t make the squad, that’s not my job.” The former Brighton boss was less exercised as he carried out his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s visit of Arsenal to Wearside on Thursday afternoon, but nevertheless keen to stress once again the demarcation of duties. Press Association The 46-year-old Uruguayan appeared to question the depth of the squad with which he was left after sporting director Lee Congerton completed the Black Cats’ summer recruitment drive in the wake of last Saturday’s 8-0 humiliation at Southampton. However, Poyet is adamant he is happy to accept responsibility for the things he does control at the club and leave others to deal with theirs. He said: “I pick the team, I make the decisions, I make the changes and I assume responsibility. The rest is not my department. “If we make money at the club or we don’t make money at the club, it’s not my department. If we travel by bus or travel by plane, it’s not my decision, it’s the club which spends the money. “I accept mine [responsibilities]; the rest, I am not going to take.” Poyet’s main concern has been his lack of defenders – he had only four fit last weekend with Sebastian Coates and Billy Jones set to be missing for several more weeks yet. The club moved to address that when they handed 34-year-old former Napoli full-back Anthony Reveillere a contract until the end of the season on Thursday, although they were still awaiting his international clearance. In the meantime, the head coach had swiftly turned his attention to the Gunners after holding a grisly post-mortem on Tuesday, but resisted the temptation to drag his players in on Sunday. He said: “People said to me, ‘Are you training on Sunday?’ and I said, ‘No, I don’t want to see them’, and that’s the truth, so we didn’t train on Sunday. “Now there are probably a few fans who think they deserved to train on Sunday and not have a day off, but I am sorry, it was my decision and I didn’t want to see them on Sunday.” Sunderland’s south coast nightmare came days before a series of Champions League thumpings in midweek – Bayern Munich won 7-1 at Roma, while Shakhtar Donetsk beat BATE Borisov 7-0 and Chelsea put six without reply past Maribor – which, far from easing Poyet’s pain, simply served to increase his consternation. He said: “I have never experienced it myself as a football player in 17 years, so I don’t know how it feels. “Every year, there is a 7-0, an 8-0, a 9-1, whatever. It shouldn’t happen. It’s not normal and different budgets don’t matter because this was Southampton, it was not Real Madrid.” Gus Poyet insists he has no issues with being Sunderland’s head coach rather than manager. last_img read more

first_img Asked how tough the challenge ahead of him is likely to be, he said: “Well, I don’t really know that until I’ve actually got amongst all the players and find out their various strengths and weaknesses as individuals and as a team. “There’s obviously one thing that I need to put right as quickly as possible, and that’s not concede 18 goals in the next eight games. “It’s obviously something that we have to address immediately and make sure that as a team we become more resilient.” The Black Cats’ last game was a case in point as they allowed a 2-0 lead over West Ham at the Stadium of Light to slip and drew 2-2. That at least showed Allardyce that the squad he inherited from Dick Advocaat – who later voiced the opinion that it simply was not good enough – has goals in it. Asked what scope he might have to add to his resources – Sunderland have been linked with out-of-contract trio Kevin Nolan, Carlton Cole and Ron Vlaar in recent days – Allardyce admitted the process of identifying what is required and what might be available will start almost immediately. He said: “We seem to have some goals in the camp. Steven Fletcher seems to be scoring quite regularly, we all know Jermain Defoe can score and we have got Fabio Borini, so we can score hopefully a few goals from set plays, so if we can keep that going, then sort the defensive side out, then we should be okay. “Then January brings another challenge. What player can we get, were can we get him from and more importantly, is he good enough? That’s going to be a task that we need to start planning for now, we need to start finding out about now. “But in the meantime, that wouldn’t be my first priority, my first priority is to try to get this time winning.” The 60-year-old will get to work with his players in earnest later this week when the club’s remaining internationals return from duty with their respective countries ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to West Brom. Eight league games to date have brought just three points, but more worryingly for Allardyce, 18 goals against, and that is a failing he will seek to address immediately. Press Associationcenter_img Sam Allardyce will found his Sunderland rescue mission on trying to repair the holes in a porous defence. last_img read more

first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]You made your first steps in athletics at the Kamberovica Polje stadium in Zenica. Mr. Tuka, can you tell us when and how you got involved in athletics? Is there someone that you consider to be your role model?I started dealing with athletics by accident when I won in the race at 400m at the ‘Little Olympics,’ which is held between the primary and secondary schools. I ran for my High School “Kemal Kapetanovic” from Kakanj, and right after the race, the coach Professor Halid Sejdic, approached to me. He discovered me and introduced me to the world of athletics, and so I became member of the Athletic Club “Zenica” on the 1st of January 2009.“I was not so much interested in athletics at school, more in football. But at the age of 17 I was told to run a 400m as part of my school physical education lessons.” He says.“I just ran in normal training shoes and a T-shirt, no spikes or specialist clothing, I think I had been playing basketball a short while before, and I ran 50 seconds.”“My teacher was amazed and said I had some talent as a runner, so I started training a little more seriously for athletics on exactly 1 January 2009, just a few days before my 18th birthday.”You finished first at the race in Madrid, and you dedicated your personal best of 1.43: 84 to the victims of Srebrenica. How did the public react to this gesture?That day will remain special for me, since I achieved the best result at 800m in Europe with the time 1: 43.84 and set a new record of B&H at 800m and the record of the Balkans. However, at that point, I was not thinking about that because I thought about the people in Srebrenica. I was watching the pictures whole day and it was very hard, but it gave me great strength to send a message to the world. Thank God my wish came true. All international media shared the news positively because they know what happened and even if they did not know before, they saw it at that moment.Is it true that you once said: Do not say that I am a successful athlete until I achieve 1.44? However, you are now in the world class with a time of 1.42. How does that feel?It is true, I said that in Baku when they were telling me that I was a star, and I told them to call me like that then when I ran 1:44. But now my personal record is 1: 42.51 and I have to admit I did not expect so big improvement, and neither did my coach. With this result I became the fastest man in the world at 800m, and that feeling is amazing, something really incredible.What is your biggest goal in life and your career? What is the thing that pushes you forward, your biggest motivation?When it comes to my career, I have always set my goals gradually. First I wanted to be the best in B&H, then on the Balkans, in Europe and on the world, and somehow, all of that realized as I imagined. The love of athletics is my greatest motivation, and it gives me that strength that I need the most. When we add the support of my family and the faith in the good God, there is no obstacle for me.Preparations for the Olympics in Rio have started. What are your plans until the Olympics?I started with preparations for next season on October 11, and I am already in full training. I train two times per day, every day, I do not have a single day of rest, because it’s all about training. Me and my coach are now focusing only on training, without worrying about races that are waiting us. We are currently in Sicily and later we will travel to South Africa, where I will stay for the whole January.What do you think what is the best way to motivate young people today to get involved in athletics and sports?Coaches in Italy also think that children who have everything are harder to motivate. Their parents simply provide them with all sort of things like mobile phones etc. from the early age. I am not saying this is wrong but there has to be some kind of measure and limitation. Children are inseparable from their phones today, they don’t even go out anymore and even when they do train, they do it for their parents. Very often these kids train only physically but their thoughts are at home and they hardly wait to get back there and continue to play games. Parents should think about that much more instead of bragging how their kids have ‘superphones’. I grew up with internet and phones too but there was some measure in everything. Will plays an important role here. Some children have top conditions and their parents finance their activities easily but all of that is in vain if the child has no will or motive to do it. It’s as simple as this: Who really wants it – he does it, who doesn’t want it – he does it all in vain. I had no top conditions but I was fighting and motivating myself at the same time.Amel Tuka (born 9 January 1991) is a Bosnian middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800-metre race. Tuka holds two national records of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the 400 metre and 800 metre disciplines. On July 17, 2015, With his time of 1:42.51, Tuka positioned himself as the world leader in the men’s 800 metres in Monaco for the year 2015. subsequently earned his country’s first medal in a major athletics championship with his third-place finish in the men’s 800 meters at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics.Interview by Zejna SYlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Aug 2015 – During that meeting where the public was invited to give their comments on the idea of a 12 or 14 storey resort development along Grace Bay, Premier Rufus Ewing agreed that his administration must ensure that TC Islanders are not left out of job and business opportunities. Though the meeting was led by Finance and Investment Minister, Washington Misick, the country’s leader and former Tourism chief shared that it is a factor under serious consideration but a firm policy that he and his team have not yet devised. Some natives said they are not anti-development but they are vexed at seeing Grace Bay developers be the biggest or the only winners when these projects are launched. The Premier was challenged to change the narrative so that more and more Turks and Caicos people could more directly profit from the vacation investments within the country. The Administration was also slammed for having already made up its mind about the project; some felt the gathering and petition for comments was a sham. One person attending the meeting and speaking out also called on the PNP Administration to hold a town meeting to deal specifically with these issues of empowerment of Belongers; and turned his attention to the expatriate community in the Gus Lightbourne Gym for that public meeting; demanding that they turn up in the same strong numbers when the talk turns to Turks and Caicos Islanders benefiting from more significantly tourism. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Recommended for you Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:empowerment town hall meeting, premier rufus ewing, washington misicklast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Nov 2015 – Owners of the Tuscany and Venetian resort condos on Grace Bay filed a complaint about the proposed 12-storey development planned for next door to their properties, and today a judgment was handed down giving them victory in the case. Chief Justice Margaret Ramsay Hale agreed with the argument put forth by Tuscany and Venetian and ruled for their legal costs to be covered by respondents in the case and stated in the ruling that there was a breach. Those respondents are: The Governor, the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Planning and the Director of Planning. From the judgment the case was won by the Venetian and the Tuscany owners because there was insufficient public consultation and the applicants challenged the authority of Cabinet or Planning Department to alter the planning ordinance in the way that they did. In her grounds for the ruling, the CJ says while the Director of Planning and the Minister, who is in this case Hon Amanda Misick are given certain authorities, those need to be thoroughly executed by ensuring among other things that people who will be impacted by the proposed zoning changes are informed and given opportunity to make representation before any plan is submitted and approved by the Governor. This proper process, according to Ramsay-Hale, did not happen. When it comes to the consultation on this zoning change to go with taller buildings in Provo, the Chief Justice outlines that the consultation must come at a point when there is an opportunity to influence the proposal and not when the decision has already been made. The town hall meeting held by the PNP Administration was described as a ‘sham’ by attendees as it appeared the plan was already approved before having public input. The case today determined that a notice by the Department of Planning to amend the Development Manual to make the 12 story or 150-ft height legal was rescinded and called ‘void’ and of ‘no effect’ by the Chief Justice in her ruling. Magnetic Media has sought to get reaction to the decision handed down just hours ago; there was no reply up to news production time. Recommended for you Oseta Jolly Primary gets huge donation from two leading resort developments Related Items:12 storey, margaret, shutdown, the venetian, tuscany Opposition says: Govt slow to restore construction industry; 12-storey debacle no surprise RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more