Hamdi Al-Bakari attacked, Bushra Al-Maqtari and Mohammed Al-Hozayfi injured

first_img Help by sharing this information March 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamdi Al-Bakari attacked, Bushra Al-Maqtari and Mohammed Al-Hozayfi injured Organisation RSF_en center_img News Pro-government thugs attacked an Al-Jazeera crew as the station’s correspondent, Hamdi Al-Bakari, was covering violence against demonstrators in the province of Taiz. Journalist, writer and activist Bushra Al-Maqtari was injured when security agents tried to disperse a sit-in in Freedom Square in the city of Taiz. Mareb Press reporter Mohammed Al-Hozayfi was also injured when anti-riot police threw stones and used teargas to disperse the protesters. last_img read more

Namgyal Monastery will celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 84th birthday

first_img ITHACA, N.Y. — The Namgyal Monastery, which sits on Ithaca’s South Hill, will celebrate the 84th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Saturday, July 6. The event will feature talks and performances by members of the Tibetan Association of Ithaca and will give community members an opportunity to learn about Buddhism and Tibetan culture.The Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies was established in Ithaca in 1992 to allow Western students to study Tibetan Buddhism in a monastic setting. The original Namgyal Monastery was founded in Lhasa, Tibet in the 16th century next to the residence of the 2nd Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso. When the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, fled into exile in 1959 after the Tibetan uprising against the Chinese military, he took up residence in Dharamsala, India and the Namgyal Monastery was re-established there. The Ithaca monastery is considered a branch of the Dharamsala monastery.Related: Expansion at Namgyal Monastery: Library and museum will be treasury of Dalai Lama works in IthacaThe 2018 celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in Ithaca. (Courtesy of Namgyal Monastery) The 2018 celebration of the Dalai Lama’s birthday in Ithaca. (Courtesy of Namgyal Monastery) Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi The monastery in Ithaca has close ties to the leader of Tibetan Buddhism and will soon be home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Library and Museum. The cultural center will house hundreds of books and thousands of hours of talks by the Dalai Lama, in addition to religious and cultural relics. The project is intended to preserve and spread the teachings of the 14th Dalai Lama and to facilitate scholarship.“This will protect the legacy of the Dalai Lama and all that he represents to many millions of people throughout the world. Its primary mission is as a learning center for scholars and practitioners of all faiths, as well as scientists, educators, and philosophers of all disciplines,” the monastery’s website reads.The Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration on July 6 is an opportunity for all community members to learn about Ithaca’s Tibetan community and the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. The day’s events will begin at 9 a.m. with an introductory talk by Ven. Tenzin Choesang, president of the board at Namgyal and Buddhist chaplain at Cornell. The talk will be followed by prayers; ceremonial tea, sweet rice and birthday cake; birthday wishes; a ceremonial offering; a performance by the Tibetan Association of Ithaca; and a lunch.All are welcome to attend. Events will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Du Khor Choe Ling, 201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, N.Y.Featured image: Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies, February 2018. (Kelsey O’Connor/Ithaca Voice) Tagged: dalai lama, du khor choe ling, events, namgyal monastery, Tibetan Association of Ithaca Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzilast_img read more

Area youth wins Grand Champion Meat Chicken at State Fair

first_imgIndianapolis, IN — Congratulations to Franklin County’s Braylon Dorrel for winning Grand Champion Meat Chicken at the 2020 Indiana State Fair 4-H Showcase. If your 4-H project did well at the State Fair, let us know by sending an email to [email protected]last_img

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 – Terry scores but is later carried off

first_imgJohn Terry scored on his return to action but was later stretchered off after being hurt in a collision with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.Terry, back from his four-match suspension, was left unmarked to head home Juan Mata’s 20th-minute corner.It was the Chelsea’s skipper’s 50th goal for the club and a deserved breakthrough, as the Blues had been much the better side.But they were dealt a major blow eight minutes before the break.Suarez burst towards the penalty area and accidentally clattered into Terry, who appeared to be in serious pain as he was carried from the pitch.He was replaced by Gary Cahill, who had been dropped to the bench to make way for the former England man.David Luiz was unavailable after going down with tonsillitis.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Ivanovic, Bertrand, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Torres.Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Moses, Ferreira, Marin, Sturridge, Cahill.Click here for the Chelsea v Liverpool quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa’s treasures on show at intellectual property gathering in Switzerland

first_imgSouth African delegates were in Geneva, Switzerland, for the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) General Assembly where they showcased the country’s cultural and scientific treasures.The event, which ran from 3 October to 11 October, brought together WIPO’s member states to discuss progress in the organsation’s work and possible amendments to intellectual property policies.Running with the theme “Treasures of South Africa”, the South African exhibit showcased the country’s traditional cultures and scientific innovations.Read the full “Treasures of South Africa” brochure below or download it.ForewordSouth Africa is the “Rainbow Nation”: a land of spectacular sights, joyous music and – of course – a vibrantly inspired people.It is also a land of treasure. Not just the treasure of gold and diamonds, but the treasure of the future: intellectual property. Having inspired the whole world through the beacon of hope of Nelson Mandela, the people of South Africa are now energizing to bring their own inspiration, the cultural and scientific wealth of their country, to its full potential.Central to this are the twin IP related goals of bringing South Africa’s traditional culture to a wider global audience, and securing a position at the forefront of scientific innovation. South Africa is one of the leading lights in the ongoing efforts of WIPO to bring rigor to the formal means of dealing with traditional knowledge, and this fine exhibition explains why.Few countries can boast the kind of evocative mastery of artistic crafts that is part of South Africa’s DNA. You will see traditional, and you will see the modern interpretation of traditional by brilliant indigenous designers. Likewise, you will learn about how South Africa works to keep its place at the top table of cutting-edge technology.Ever since the first heart transplant was performed in Cape Town in 1967, South Africa has had a world famous medical tradition. On display here is an even more remarkable product of genius from Cape Town, the CAT scan. You will also find several other internationally acclaimed inventions, such as the Smartlock Safety Syringe. Open the treasure chest, and have a great time.Francis GurryWIPO Director GeneralAbout South AfricaThe southernmost tip of Africa is home to a nation on the rise – a place where a warm-spirited and inventive people, great natural wealth and breathtaking landscapes come together to create fresh opportunities and new ways of doing things.This is South Africa in the 21st century: modern, vibrant and productive, rooted in Africa and a good international citizen.Since the end of apartheid in 1994, the consolidation of democracy in South Africa and creation of institutions that support this, has helped to strengthen the nation building project. Taking local conditions and international best practice into account, the country has launched a range of strategic initiatives to accelerate development and growth that will benefit the entire population by addressing the systemic challenges of poverty, unemployment and underdevelopment. South Africa: IP Gateway to AfricaSouth Africa is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The country plays an active role in its national capacity and within regional formations, in particular the African Group.While it follows all WIPO committees, the nation pays special attention to The Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC).Intellectual Property Regulatory Body and Legislative Environment in South AfricaThe CIPC, established in May 2011, is mandated to regulate and protect South Africa’s Intellectual Property assets in accordance with the provisions of a range of legislation which is enacted over a number of decades.Creating an enabling environment for Intellectual Property has been the subject of much research and legislative reform. This process will continue to gain momentum in the next few years. The CIPC works closely with WIPO to ensure that global IP standards are implemented in South Africa and that global best practice is reflected in the changing IP legislative and policy environment.An imperative for the CIPC is to attract the registration of IP from African countries, and in particular from countries within SADC.Exhibition Theme: Treasures of South AfricaWith the theme of “Treasures of South Africa”, the Exhibition will showcase how South Africa’s engagement in the affairs of WIPO finds expression in how the country manages its national intellectual property.While reflecting on the South African multi-cultural artefacts from which many arts and culture practitioners make a living, it is an assimilation of the indigenous cultural expressions that have retained their original uniqueness.It is through this that they offer a perfect link to the policy debates on the importance of Protection of Cultural Expressions & Traditional Knowledge Systems, which are currently taking place at WIPO.The South African “Treasures of South Africa” Exhibition consists of three distinct elements, the first being craft products from some of local master crafters who include some living legends as well as items from young people making their mark in this design discipline that includes clay pots, ilala baskets, ceramics, and beaded calabashes.The second element features fashion and design works from premium South African indigenous designers who are increasingly making a name for themselves internationally such as Laduma Ngxokolo from “Maxhosa”, Palesa Mokubung “Mantsho”, Nkhensani Nkosi from “Stoned Cherrie” and more.Thirdly, a collection of visual arts wraps up the distinctive elements that are to be showcased at the exhibition.This presentation provides an artistic sneak peek into street photography. It unlocks a way of sharing the unmediated chance encounters and random incidents that take place in public places within South African townships, depicting various sociopolitical and economic settings.“Treasures of South Africa” asserts arts and culture as ancient crafts that have flourished for many centuries in Africa, together with a long history that has been transmitted verbally from one generation to the next. With growing international interest in the potential of cultural and creative industries, South Africa is increasingly focusing on its cultural and creative industries as potential contributors to economic growth and job creation.Some of South Africa’s ground-breaking inventionsSouth Africa has given expression to its brand of Inspiring New Ways with a number of world-renowned and ground-breaking inventions and innovations.As part of the WIPO General Assembly exhibition, the country will showcase the treasures that have been developed, and continue to be developed, within science and technology. Some of the most renowned inventions to emerge from South Africa include:Speed GunThis invention could only come from a cricket loving country. Henri Johnson invented the Speedball in 1992. The device accurately measures the speed and angles of speeding objects, such as cricket and tennis balls.Smartlock Safety SyringeSmartlock safety syringes provide improved protection against needlestick injury and contamination of the likes of the Ebola virus, Hepatitis and HIV. This invention has saved countless lives.CAT ScanThe Computed Axial Tomography Scan or CAT was developed by Cape Town physicist, Allan Cormack and his associate Godfrey Hounsfield.He provided the mathematical technique for the CAT scan, in which an X-ray source and electronic detectors are rotated about the body, and the resulting data is analysed by a computer to produce a sharp map of the tissues within a cross-section of the body. This resulted in receipt of a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.Contact:Companies and Intellectual Property CommissionThe dti Campus(Block F – Entfutfukweni)77 Meintjies Street, SunnysidePretoriaP O Box 429, Pretoria, 0001Tel: +27 12 394 9973Fax: +27 12 394 1015Call Centre: 086 100 2472Website: www.cipc.co.zalast_img read more

Play Your Part Episode 26: Synopsis

first_imgThe 26th and final episode of the Play Your Part Television Series will air on Saturday, 17 March 2018 on SABC 2 at 18h00.  Kabelo MabalaneIn this episode, Play Your Part ambassador and host Kabelo Mabalane will take viewers through some of the highlights of the season.Over the course of the season viewers saw a wide variety of people doing extraordinary things for the benefit of South Africa.  Viewers saw the pillars of Active Citizenship, Social Cohesion, Youth Development, Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Skills Development being promoted. Each of these pillars could stand on their own, but the foundation on which they stand is education. Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. The season saw individuals and organisations with a passion for educating and empowering others to get involved by being proactive, creative and  committed about the development of the country.You can continue to follow the conversation on follow the conversation on Play Your Part initiatives on #GetInvolvedTell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow Play Your Part on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSALike us on Facebook: Play Your PartWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Victorian Gladiator Wins

first_imgELIMINATORNatasha went into the eliminator 2.5 seconds behind and beat her competitor.Thanks to Touch Football Victoria for providing the article content. Victorian Touch Football representative Natasha Haines put her touch football skills to good use by claiming the 2008 Gladiator crown. In the final game “Eliminator”, Natasha overcame a 2.5 second deficit to claim victory over her New South Wales competitor.Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Natasha on her achievement and the resulting promotion of our sport.Below is some information about the show:Natasha talks about Touch Football: “I have played a lot of sports and touch is a sport that is a highly competitive, high intensity sport and you need fitness to survive. Touch is unlike any other sport where you need to be fresh and explosive on the field to make an impact…then quickly sub off for a rest. It has a very quick turnaround between subs.Touch is a highly social game, many friends and families play the sport across all levels. It enables you to play in a same sex team and/or mixed team.”Final Review:Game 1 – GAUNTLETNatasha could not dodge past the Gladiators and didn’t score.Game 2 HANG TOUGH Natasha stayed up on the rings long enough to collect 5 points.Game 3 SUMO BALL Natasha failed to out sumo Amazon and failed to score.Game 4 PYRAMID Olympia proved too strong for Natasha and she scored no points.last_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp tells players to ignore Man City

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp tells players to ignore Man Cityby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told his players to focus on themselves and not to worry about rivals Manchester City.Mo Salah’s 50th-minute penalty sank Brighton, again moving the Reds seven points clear of Manchester City — who don’t play until Monday’s home game against Wolves. Klopp said: “Our situation is we are completely focused on us. Nothing that happens around us is important.“After the City game [Liverpool’s first league loss all season, 10 days ago at the Etihad] it was just a case of, ‘Stay in the situation, completely focused, and obviously we can win football games.’“The boys proved that this season already a lot and that is what we have to do until the end of the season. That’s all.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Solo climber stranded on Yukons Mount Logan rescued

first_imgWHITEHORSE – A climber who was stranded on Canada’s highest mountain following an earthquake in Yukon has reportedly been rescued.Natalia Martinez, 37, of Argentina, began a solo climb on Mount Logan in Kluane National Park and Reserve on April 22. Two large earthquakes on Monday caused avalanches near her camp.A message posted by ExpeNews on its website — which is used by climbers, trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts to track their progress and location — said Martinez was successfully rescued in a three-hour operation that ended at about 10:30 p.m. local time. (1 a.m. ET).Parks Canada had said Thursday that bad weather was preventing a rescue attempt, but ExpeNews said a pilot with the charter service Icefield Discovery was in the area and noticed an improvement in the conditions.ExpeNews said the pilot alerted a rescue team, and after checking with Martinez, it was decided to launch a rescue. The website said Martinez was taken to the Icefield Discovery base in Kluane Lake in southwest Yukon.Parks Canada spokeswoman Christine Aikens said earlier that officials were in close contact with Martinez — an experienced climber who reported that she still had a good supply of food and fuel.Aikens said avalanches caused by the quakes had caused glacial ice to fall in the area of the climber’s camp, which is at 3,900-metre level on the east ridge of Mount Logan.An average of 25 climbers try to summit the mountain every year, but Aikens said solo attempts are rare.last_img read more

The Latest Pence says next USNKorea summit after New Year

first_imgSINGAPORE — The Latest on the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which ends Thursday in Singapore (all times local):1:35 p.m.U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence says another U.S.-North Korean summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely after the beginning of the year.Pence said Thursday that the meeting would “put details on paper” for denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and the U.S. would continue putting “maximum pressure” on North Korea until then.Pence spoke on the sidelines of a Southeast Asian summit in Singapore.He also says Trump plans to discuss Beijing’s unique role regarding North Korea when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina at the G-20 summit later this month. He says the U.S. is also working very closely with South Korea and respects the talks it is holding with Pyongyang.___10:05 a.m.U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence says America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants co-operation, not control.Pence, who is standing in for President Donald Trump, told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that “empire and aggression have no place” in the region. The comment appeared to allude to growing Chinese sway in the region and its vast claims in the South China Sea.Pence said, “Like you, we seek an Indo-Pacific in which all nations, large and small, can prosper and thrive – secure in our sovereignty, confident in our values, and growing stronger together.”The meetings of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Nations focus on enhanced trade and security in a region of more than 630 million people.The Associated Presslast_img read more