Fatwa pronounced against fashion magazine staff

first_img News to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fatwa pronounced against fashion magazine staff RSF_en PakistanAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Follow the news on Pakistan April 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img January 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned a fatwa for “blasphemy” issued by a religious leader against Zubair Kasuri, the editor of English-language fashion magazine Octane and several of his staff.“The managers of this magazine deserve to die”, Maulana Abdul Aziz said at Friday prayers on 15 June at the radical Lal Masjid or Red Mosque after the magazine carried a series of photos in its June edition captioned “Adam and Eve, the bone of contention”. The cleric threatened death against the editor, the publisher and other staff on Octane for “blasphemy towards the Hazrat (prophet) Adam”. Police in Islamabad have also laid a “blasphemy” complaint against the magazine. “We are reporting them to higher authorities so that all copies of the magazines can be seized, the magazine closed and the staff convicted,” said Abdul Jabbar, an officer at the police station in Margala. An Islamabad resident, Syed Aftab Ahmed, is also bringing a case for “publishing obscenity” “The headline for the series of photos may not to be everyone’s taste, it is true,” the worldwide press freedom organization said. “But there is no possible justification for such radical steps to express disapproval of certain media practices.”“We urge the Pakistani government to take responsibility for the safety of the staff of the magazine and to put an end to this harassment.”The editor of the magazine said he had not intended in any way to be disrespectful and the photos were in no way contrary to Islam. He said he was prepared to apologise and regretted the turn the case had taken. No copies of the paper are currently available at newsstands. June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

Hopes that extra Gardai coming to Donegal for ‘right reasons’

first_img Previous articleThree people due in Donegal court over major drug seizureNext articleCouncil urged to consider establishing more car charging facilities News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Hopes that extra Gardai coming to Donegal for ‘right reasons’ Twittercenter_img By News Highland – March 11, 2019 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic There’s been a cautious welcome to news that the greater, Newtowncunningham, Killea and Carrigans area are to get extra Gardai. It’s understood that one Sergeant and a number of Gardaí will be deployed to the border area in the coming weeks.Local Cllr Paul Canning says the town lands in question have seen a major spike in crime over the past few months and hopes that the new Gardai will be addressing that as opposed to manning a potential hard border:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/canninghgfhghgfggardai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Bafana’s Kagisho Dikgacoi empowers young South Africans

first_imgKagisho Dikgacoi (left) has started a programme that aims to empower and educate underprivileged South Africans aged 18 to 24 through football (Images: Dikgacoi’s facebook page)Bafana Bafana midfielder, Kagisho Dikgacoi, may have spent most of his playing career in the UK, but he has not forgotten where his roots are; through his charity, the Kagisho Dikgacoi Foundation, he wants to give back to his hometown of Brandfort.Partnering with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and the Crystal Palace F.C. Foundation, Dikgacoi’s foundation launched the Isagoyarana Football Coaching Development Programme (IFCDP) in March, 2014. The programme aims to empower and educate underprivileged South Africans aged 18 to 24 through football.Dikgacoi said that with the IFCDP, the three organisations will engage directly with South African government and the private sector to develop the sport in the country.The programme, based in Bloemfontein, will target unemployed youngsters who also lack access to education, training and mentors. “It will focus on job creation, developing valuable life skills as well as identifying talent both on and off the football pitch,” said Dikgacoi.He credits his grandparents and mother for teaching him about community service from a young age. “Ever since I turned professional I have been giving back to the community on a personal level. But I can make more of a difference through setting up my own foundation.”Dikgacoi said that poverty in South Africa prevents gifted youth from realising their potential. He added that the foundations’ partnership will unearth these talents; “We want to help as many people as we can. If I can say in a year that we have helped hundreds of kids get jobs and maybe some working for the foundation itself that would be awesome.”It is not the first time Dikgacoi’s foundation is partnering with Crystal Palace F.C. Foundation for a programme. In June 2014, both organisations, along with Exercise Teachers Academy (known as ETA College), hosted an accredited football coaching course for 30 participants -most from disadvantaged backgrounds – from Bloemfontein. Some are coaches for high school and local club teams but do not possess the basic knowledge to make a real impact.The project aimed to provide a level one qualification to improve participants’ quality of football coaching to increase their employment opportunities.It is also not the first time the Rio Ferdinand Foundation has been involved in a project in South Africa. In 2012, it partnered with the Breaking Barriers Programme, Active Communities Network and ETA College to deliver sporting sessions and coaching and educational workshops to youth from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town.Tough tackling Dikgacoi (left) credits his grandparents and mother for teaching him about community service from a young ageABOUT DIKGACOIDikgacoi was born in Brandfort near Bloemfontein, where crime and drug abuse is prevalent. At age 20 he joined lower-league side Bloemfontein Young Tigers before being snatched up by Golden Arrows. In 2009, he signed for London-based club Fulham after a successful trial and has played in the UK ever since. In the past three years he has been a vital player in Crystal Palace’s setup. However, he deigned to sign a new contract with the club and instead opted to join Cardiff City, completing the deal in June this year.Dikgacoi credits football with keeping him off the streets and his grandfather for inspiring him to take up the sport and turn it into a career.Before he started the foundation, Dikgacoi was involved in numerous charitable ventures including mentoring young footballers through the Crystal Palace F.C. Foundation and hosting a regular youth tournament in his hometown.The Kagisho Dikgacoi Foundation was established in the UK in 2013 to improve the lives of young adults in South Africa through training in sports coaching, management, employability skills, and by providing job opportunities.The foundation runs four programmes in Brandfort; these include a youth football tournament; a scholarship fund that aids children whose parents cannot afford school fees; a sporting equipment fund that provides impoverished schools with sports gear; and an enterprise fund that sponsors social projects that benefit youth.last_img read more

Personal Sensors: Measure Your Sleep with Zeo

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… At $199, Zeo’s tool is definitely not cheap. The FitBit, which also measures sleep, clocks in at $99 and the popular Sleep Cycle iPhone app (which measures your movement during the night with the iPhone’s built-in motion sensors) only costs $0.99. The Zeo, however, gives you a complete package, including a bedside radio and an adaptive alarm which works similar to Sleep Cycle and tries to wake you up when you are already in a light sleep phase. Unlike its cheaper competitors, the Zeo uses a more sophisticated EEG headband that measures your brainwave activity every two minutes. The other tools rely on motion sensors. You can find a more in-depth review of the Zeo here. Tags:#Internet of Things#news#web frederic lardinois One of the big trends on the Internet today is people’s penchant for measuring every aspect of their lives with the help of diaries and personal sensors. Most of the tools allow you to quantify your daily activity deal with fitness and exercise, but a number of new gadgets also try to measure how well you sleep. One of these tools is the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach, which has been on the market for a while but is currently making a major marketing push. The company’s headband measures the quality of your sleep and allows you to evaluate the quality of sleep you are getting with the help of a bedside companion device and online tools. Today, the company is also announcing a development API that will allow third-party developers to access Zeo’s data. Thanks to this, a tool that measures your exercise data can now mash this information up with your sleep data (total sleep time, amount of deep and REM sleep etc.) and give you a better overview of your general body metrics. The first two products that will integrate Zeo’s data are DailyBurn and the mobile, GPS-based iPhone and Android fitness tool RunKeeper. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more