first_imgNews Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en center_img Dina Abd-Al Rahman was fired as a presenter of Dream TV’s programme Sabah Dream after she had an altercation on the air with a former air force officer, Abd Al-Monem Kato. Many online commentators and activists accused Dream TV owner Ahmed Bahgat, an ally of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, of being opposed to media freedom on his own TV channel. There was no evidence that the council had a role in her dismissal, July 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dina Abd-Al Rahman fired as a presenter of Dream TV’s programme Sabah Dreamlast_img

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first_imgKenny has named a 26-man squad this month’s international fixtures which see them face England in a friendly clash at Wembley next Thursday night before taking on Wales and Bulgaria in the UEFA Nations League.Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman returns to the squad after the Everton right-back was ruled out of the October international break with a hamstring injury.Tottenham forward Troy Parrott, who is on loan at Championship club Millwall, does not feature as he continues to recover from an ankle injury, while Southampton’s Shane Long and Preston striker Sean Maguire are also not named.- Advertisement – Midfielder Jack Byrne, part of the Shamrock Rovers squad crowned League of Ireland champions last week, is also included after he tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty for their triple-header against Slovakia, Wales and Finland last month.Former Ireland U21 captain Josh Cullen is also overlooked, having made three appearances for Anderlecht since his move from West Ham last month.Ireland are yet to win under Kenny’s tenure and have scored just one goal in his first five fixtures in charge.- Advertisement – Republic of Ireland squad in full:Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Caoimhín Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Kevin Long (Burnley), Shane Duffy (Celtic, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion).Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), James McCarthy (Crystal Palace), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jayson Molumby (Brighton and Hove Albion), Robbie Brady (Burnley), Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers).Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City), Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), Adam Idah (Norwich City), James Collins (Luton Town), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers). Luton Town striker James Collins has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the first time under manager Stephen Kenny.Collins, who scored on his full international debut in a 3-1 win against Bulgaria last year, is named among the attacking options following the international retirement of Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_img James Conner injury update: Steelers RB suffers lower leg bruise vs. Chargers The [email protected] intercepts Big Ben inside the 10-yard line! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/L2VOMADZJp— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2018The pick by James, his third of the season, came in the second quarter when Los Angeles struggled to get things going. Three of the Chargers’ four possessions ended with a punt — one a three-and-out  —and the fourth was cut short for halftime. While the Steelers had plenty of other things to worry about with the Chargers surging in the second half, turnovers — for once — weren’t one of them. Here are three takeaways from the Chargers’ win over the Steelers.Chargers put it together in the second halfLos Angeles had a lackluster opening two quarters, which was a complete turnaround from last week’s record breaking performance by Rivers. However, he quickly got things going after halftime to turn this game into an exciting matchup between two AFC powerhouses.Rivers engineered a 13-play, 88-yard scoring drive, capped off by an impressive catch by receiver Keenan Allen to put the Chargers back in the contest. Two defenders collide and @Keenan13Allen is there to grab it!Touchdown, @Chargers! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/EbOQhL046y— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2018This sparked a scoring run that added to Los Angeles’ total on its next two possessions, including a punt returned for a touchdown. DESMOND KING GOES ALL THE WAY.73-yard punt return TD for @blaqbadger14! #FightForEachOther📺: #LACvsPIT on NBC pic.twitter.com/YvWZXq3etJ— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2018The Chargers scored again on their next offensive drive and held off the Steelers by controlling the clock at the end. Rivers went on to complete 26 of his 36 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns. His favorite target was Allen, who finished with 148 yards and one touchdown on 14 receptions. It was much welcomed offensive help in the absence of running back Melvin Gordon.Roethlisberger​, who was making a number of impressive throws in the first half, was effectively held at bay later in the game. He finished 29-of-45 passing for 281 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. One replacement is not like the otherThe Steelers replaced starting running back Le’Veon Bell with an equally talented rusher in James Conner. In fact, it’s hard to say if Pittsburgh misses the three-time Pro Bowl player on the field with Conner putting up strikingly similar numbers in his first season as a starter.On Sunday, the Chargers also had to replace their starter. Gordon missed the game with a knee injury, and in his place was second-year undrafted free agent Austin Ekeler.Ekeler had to face the league’s ninth best rushing defense in his first career start. In it, he finished with just 21 yards on 13 carries. He was also a target for Rivers in the air with five catches for 22 yards. Rookie Justin Jackson ended up carrying the load with a game-high 63 rushing yards and one touchdown on eight carries. While comparing Ekeler to Conner would be unfair, the Chargers won’t get the same production from their replacement as the Steelers are from theirs. But, Los Angeles will most likely not need Ekeler for long. Gordon — who has 802 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 44 receptions for 453 yards and four touchdowns this season — is expected to only miss the next one to three games, according to ESPN.Turnovers didn’t plague the Steelers…for onceTurnovers are something Roethlisberger has struggled with all season. He has thrown 13 interceptions, tied for the second-most in the league behind only Sam Darnold (14), and he threw two critical picks in last week’s loss to the Broncos.But, the lone interception against the Chargers by rookie Derwin James did little damage. One, two, three times the charm.At least this was the case for Chargers kicker Michael Badgley with the game on the line in his team’s 33-30 win over the Steelers at Heinz Field.  center_img NFL Week 13 Blitz Read: Rams first team to punch ticket to postseason, win NFC West title Quarterback Philip Rivers put together an impressive second half after being held to a single touchdown through the first two quarters and he set up Badgley for the game-winning field goal attempt from 39-yards away. But, he missed just left of the upright with no time left on the clock. However, a flag on the play gave Badgley one more chance. This time, it was blocked, but again the Steelers jumped offsides. It would take a third try to eventually reach the game-winning score.​For Pittsburgh, it was the team’s largest blown lead since 1981, and the Steelers’ largest blown lead at home in franchise history. Before Sunday, they were 174-0-1 at home when up by at least 16 points.​ But, despite two late touchdown drives from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, that streak came to an end. Related Newslast_img read more

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first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “It’s fortunate that we had the George Floyd video to see it,” he said with exasperation. “I mean, is that what we need — to see a video of Breonna being killed for people to realize how bad the situation is?”Taylor was killed in March when the officers executed a no-knock warrant in the apartment she lived in with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, after midnight when both were in bed. Walker said he believed he was a victim of a home invasion, leading to a gunfire exchange that left Taylor dead.Neither Taylor nor her boyfriend was the target of the investigation that led to the warrant. Her family has said Taylor was alive for several minutes after being shot eight times, but no medical attention was administered – Taylor herself was an emergency medical technician. To date, two of the officers remain on the force while Brett Hankison has been fired.For many players, they’ve tried to use the restart as a platform to speak out until charges are brought.“That’s what we’re here for, to continue to keep this in the back of people’s minds, and – her murderers are still free,” Clippers forward Paul George said Wednesday after a scrimmage. “Nothing was done yet and we’re going to continue to, again, keep this fight going and use our platform to stand up for those that can’t stand anymore.” Alongside George Floyd, Taylor’s death this year has added to what for many has been a frustrating toll of police violence against Black people. Donovan Mitchell, a Utah Jazz guard who played in college at Louisville, said it was frustrating to see no one held responsible for what he saw as a senseless tragedy.“The fact that an African-American woman can’t even be safe in her own home is wild – the concept is wild,” Mitchell said. “The fact that there hasn’t been anything done about it is crazy. I think for me, looking from the outside in, it’s like, ‘What are we waiting for?’”It’s reflective of an NBA environment that has been welcoming to players’ discourse about social justice since the Disney campus opened. The court itself is plastered with the message “Black Lives Matter,” and teams such as the Toronto Raptors have added the social justice slogan to their own backdrop. After Nuggets forward Jerami Grant became one of the first in the bubble to defer all basketball questions to speak about Taylor, the Nuggets tweeted out the video with the message: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”For some, this is not a distanced interest. Several players have recently mentioned Daniel Cameron, the attorney general of Kentucky who is Black, in recent statements, with Mitchell saying he should “do his job” and prosecute the officers. Portland’s C.J. McCollum may be the most proactive player in this regard: He said in media comments Tuesday that he had gotten on a video call with the Taylors, who told him they wanted Cameron to act.“He’s the one who’s in position to potentially do that,” McCollum said. “We want to continue to uplift people like Breonna Taylor who are victims and haven’t received the proper justice that they are due.”It’s not only Black players and staff within the league who are trying to bring attention to social justice. Jazz coach Quin Snyder has used the History of Racial Injustice calendar, created by the Equal Justice Initiative, to read off historical events of racial injustice and violence to his team and media daily. On Wednesday, he began his media comments by reading about the 1899 lynching of Frank Embree moments before he was set to be put on trial – a grim reminder of the long history of unequal justice of Black people in America.On the Lakers, Frank Vogel reiterated Wednesday that the Lakers organization “fully, fully” support Black Lives Matter. That’s the slogan Alex Caruso will wear on his jersey on July 30 when official games begin, and the 26-year-old was another of the players Wednesday deferring all basketball questions to talk about Taylor.“It’s something that we want to be steadfast in and continuing to be able to get messages out,” Caruso said. “And they’re not forgotten through the restart of the season because it’s such an important time in the world, and in a lot of our lives, to be able to create change and impact change and start getting justice for Breonna.”Many players were concerned in June as social justice marches sprung up throughout the country following the death of George Floyd – they wondered if a return to basketball would detract from those movements, which many of them care about deeply.In the NBA bubble, it turns out, they’ve found ways to continue to speak out and bring attention. It seems unlikely that the flow of these messages will stop soon.“Obviously we want to win a championship and play games, but the ultimate goal is to continue to spread the message,” Mitchell said. “Because we can’t be there on the frontlines, we can’t be there right now. So we gotta find ways to go out there and continue to lead and to spread the message.”center_img LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> It’s been possibly the most oft-repeated answer to any question asked in the NBA bubble. And it rarely matters what the question is.Justice for Breonna Taylor, players have said. Many, many players.There’s been a push at the Disney campus of players using their media time to fan the heat of attention on Taylor, who was killed by three Louisville police officers who have not been charged with a crime. She has since become one of the most prominent faces in American social justice movements and Black Lives Matter, but many NBA players want to see substantive developments in her case.That includes LeBron James, who spoke Thursday after the Lakers’ scrimmage on a number of topics of race in America, but started with Taylor.last_img read more

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