Local TV station employee killed while covering Ahmadi mosque attacks in Lahore

first_img June 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local TV station employee killed while covering Ahmadi mosque attacks in Lahore PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire January 28, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Ejazul Haq, a technician employed by Lahore-based City-42 TV, was shot dead while helping to cover attacks by “Punjab Taliban” on two mosques of the minority Ahmadi sect in Lahore on 28 May. to go further In reaction to this wave of violence against journalists, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders recently initiated a worldwide appeal by journalists and press freedom activists against suicide bombings. More information: http://en.rsf.org/pakistan-worldwide-appeal-by-journalists-10-05-2010,37… Aged 42, Haq was the fourth journalist to be killed in Pakistan since the start of this year. Three of the four journalists were killed in suicide bombings. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts At least 80 people were killed in the simultaneous attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers on the two Lahore mosques belonging to the Ahmadis, who were declared to be non-Muslims by the Pakistani authorities in the 1970s. One of the mosques was near the home of Haq, a satellite TV engineer and a member of one of City-42 TV’s mobile broadcasting units. Help by sharing this information Organisation April 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to Haq’s colleagues and family, including his widow and two children. One of his colleagues told Reporters Without Borders that Haq rushed to the nearby mosque and was shot while giving the station a live report using his mobile phone. The station’s viewers heard the shots that killed him and his final words as he died. It is not yet known whether the shots were fired by Taliban commandoes or police. News PakistanAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Pakistanlast_img read more

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An evolutionary framework for the polar regions

first_imgAbstract: Our knowledge of the nature, generation and maintenance of largescale biodiversity patterns is still far from complete. This is particularly so in the Southern Hemisphere and in the marine realm, where recent taxonomic investigations of Mollusca and other invertebrate groups has cast doubt upon the existence of a simple cline in species richness between the tropics and the pole. Comparatively high regional diversity values for the shelled gastropods and other epifaunal taxa implies a considerable evolutionary legacy; this is supported, at least in part, by available evidence from the fossil record. Certain families within the living gastropod fauna maintain their prominence when traced back 40 m.y., and perhaps even longer; in addition, several Southern Ocean gastropod and bivalve genera can now be traced back to at least the late Eocene. Use of a variety of refugia may have enabled many taxa to survive repeated glacial advances. As we begin to revise our concept of the nature of latitudinal diversity gradients, so we also need to examine regional variations in evolutionary rates. Clearly this is a complex issue. but recourse to a pilot study based on the molluscan fossil record suggests that there may be no significant difference between the rates of radiation of tropical and cold-temperatdpolar taxa. The most diverse clades, which are all tropical, are simply the oldest. What data are available from the fossil record indicate that there is no appreciable latitudinal variation in rates of extinction either. Time, but not necessarily environmental stability, would appear to be crucial to the development of pockets of high taxonomic diversity. Recent improvement in our understanding of the biology of many polar marine invertebrates suggests that life in cold water is not an insuperable evolutionary problem. Of qual importance to any intrinsic properties of organisms which may have governed the differentiation of large-scale biodiversity patterns is the role of extrinsic processes. Foremost among these has almost certainly been repeated range shifts in response to Cenozoic climatic cycles.last_img read more

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

first_imgPosition SummaryTo support the dynamic growth of the field of biomedicalengineering, the Department of Biomedical Engineering ( BME ) atUniversity at Buffalo (UB) has an opening for a tenure trackposition at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or FullProfessor level. We are particularly looking for candidates who canoperate effectively in a team environment and in a diversecommunity of students and faculty and share our vision of helpingall constituents reach their full potential.The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a joint venture betweenthe School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ( SEAS ) and theJacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences ( JSMBS ).Previous University investments in faculty and facilities haveenabled the Department to position itself as a key player in theexpanding biomedical and biotechnology corridor in theBuffalo-Niagara region.The department is interested in candidates whose research andexpertise overlap with any aspect of biomedical engineeringincluding but not limited to: tissue and cellular engineering;computational medicine; instrumentation; bio-imaging; biomechanics;and neuro-engineering. The successful candidate will be expected toteach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentorgraduate students, advise students at all levels and maintain anactive research program. The successful candidate for an AssociateProfessor or Full Professor position should have a record ofscholarly accomplishments, teaching experience and a sustainedexternally funded research program. Successful candidates will beexpected to collaborate with scientists, engineers and cliniciansin a multidisciplinary research environment spanning all Schools ofthe University as well as the Gates Vascular Institute, The JacobsInstitute, the New York State Center for Excellence inBioinformatics & Life Sciences and Roswell Park ComprehensiveCancer Center. Additionally, the newly launched Innovation Hubprovide opportunities and resources to commercialize technology andlaunch new companies.The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigiousAmerican Association of Universities, is the largest and mostcomprehensive university in The State University of New York ( SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduatestudents and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering andApplied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academicdepartments.Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclecticneighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibranttheater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-widesystem of parks designed by renowned landscape architect FrederickLaw Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. Theawe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The departmentis located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area thatcombines outstanding public schools and services with asurprisingly low cost-of-living.Outstanding Benefits PackageWorking at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Thereare personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirementplan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthymix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort tosupport your work-life effectiveness.About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University atBuffalo.The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equalopportunity employer (AA/ EOE ).Minimum QualificationsApplicants must possess a MD/PhD or PhD in biomedical engineeringor a closely related field. PhD must be conferred prior toappointment.Preferred QualificationsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

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Spring break trip to Chile canceled

first_imgMore than 50 Marshall students planning to spend their spring break meeting with businesses in Santiago, Chile, were told late Sunday night — less than 48 hours after an earthquake shook the country’s coast — that the trip was canceled.Chile was struck by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday morning, killing more than 700 people and displacing more than 2 million residents. The earthquake’s epicenter was southwest of Santiago, Chile’s capital, but the initial earthquake and its aftershocks still caused significant damage.Santiago fared better than Concepción, another major city located farther south, but the earthquake was powerful enough to leave many people without power, gas or water and to close one of the city’s major bridges and its only airport.A group of Marshall freshmen was slated to visit Santiago over spring break as part of the school’s Learning about International Commerce Program (LINC). Students in the program take a two-unit class focused on a specific country’s culture and businesses and then visit that country in March or May.Though most experts believe Santiago will recover quickly, Marshall administrators felt they needed to make a quick decision and, because they can’t be sure the country and its business will be stable in time for spring break, they chose to call off the trip.“The challenge we have at the moment is that the trip was scheduled to leave a week from Saturday, so we don’t have a long window of time to watch how the situation in Santiago changes,” said Kim West, the associate dean for undergraduate programs at Marshall. “If we were not leaving for four weeks or six weeks, we could take the time to see what the next week or two brings. Unfortunately, we don’t have that time.”A similar situation arose last year, West said, when terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India precluded travel to the country. In that case, the students were taken instead to Dublin, Ireland.West said Marshall is currently exploring alternatives for the Chile group, including traveling to a different location in March or rescheduling the Santiago trip for May.If possible, West said she hopes the students will be able to visit Santiago later in the year. Coordinating this, however, involves communicating with hotels, travel agencies, airlines and the businesses the students were supposed to visit.“Ideally, we would look at the week after commencement because we actually have three trips going then,” West said. “We might look to just move it to that block and hope it works for most of the students.”Students who were part of the group headed to Santiago said they are disappointed the program has been canceled but are hopeful that they might get to go later.Garrett Weiss, a freshman majoring in business administration, said many of the students were actually eager to go to Chile right after the earthquake because of the possibility of assisting with humanitarian efforts.“Obviously we wouldn’t be going just to do everything we had planned if we went after the earthquake; we’d probably be helping, which everyone was really excited about as well,” Weiss said.Laura Gardiner, a freshman majoring in business administration, said she was disappointed because the group has spent the whole semester learning about Chile, and they were anxious to visit and apply their knowledge.“I was disappointed … in the sense that we’ve been learning about Chile, so I’ve been really excited to go to Chile and South America in general,” Gardiner said.Going to a different location in March would be difficult, as many require specific visas, Gardiner noted, and she said she hopes the trip happens later in the year.“I’m hoping that the trip is just going to get moved to May, but then the other problem is that people who picked March trips pick them because they can’t go in May,” she said.Weiss, however, said he is willing to go anywhere Marshall might send him in March.“It’s kind of exciting to know that we’re going somewhere but have no idea where we’re going,” he said.West said Marshall hopes to notify students by the end of the week as to what the alternative plan will be.This would have been the third time students in the LINC program have traveled to Chile.last_img read more

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Ace play helps Paula to Chase Her Dream

first_img14 May 2017 Ace play helps Paula to Chase Her Dream A hole-in-one has helped Essex golfer Paula Wendleken to chase her dream of an outing with a top European Tour player. Paula headed the ten successful qualifiers at the East region final of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf. They triumphed at Rookery Park, Suffolk, where an army of club volunteers turned out to help with the running of the event. Paula (Abridge) had her ace – her first – on the 9th and it helped her to a net score of five-under par 69. The other qualifiers are: Ashlee Tyrrell (Rayleigh, Essex), Emma Norman (March, Cambs & Hunts), Claire Vaughan (Frinton, Essex), Mariette Robbertse (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk), Luca Thompson Pavenham Park, Bedfordshire), Phyllis Stevens (Knebworth, Hertfordshire), Dawn Futter (Great Yarmouth & Caister, Norfolk), Lynette Mapp (Wanstead, Essex), Kim Davis, Stowmarket, Suffolk). They’ll compete against qualifiers from five other regions in the national final during England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa in August. The overall winner will be England’s female Handicap Golfer of the Year. The top nine players will play in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge, the English leg of The Challenge Tour, at Luton Hoo on 6 September. They’ll be joined by the top nine players from the companion men’s championship, making up a total of six teams in the pro-am. The most successful of these teams will go on to the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports, at Close House in Northumberland later in the same month, playing with a star of The European Tour. Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

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If it’s July, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry must be switching to his other favorite sport

first_imgThere are few sure bets in South Lake Tahoe. Stephen Curry’s return to the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament would be one.The Warriors’ Curry will be making his seventh appearance in the three-round tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, scheduled for July 12-14. Last year he tied for 11th in the 90-plus field of celebrities.  According to Harrah’s and Harveys Race and Sports Book, he is a 15-1 favorite to win this year.For the fifth time Curry will be joined in …last_img read more

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Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Activists raise their fists as they rally in support of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick outside the offices of the National Football League on Park Avenue, August 23, 2017 in New York City. During the NFL season last year, Kaepernick caused controversy by kneeling during the National Anthem at games to protest racial oppression and police brutality. Kaepernick is currently a free agent and some critics and analysts claim NFL teams don’t want to sign him due to his public display of his political beliefs. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILEHUNTSVILLE, Alabama — President Donald Trump has a suggestion for National Football League owners whose players decide to take a knee during the national anthem: fire them.And the president has a similar suggestion for fans of the sport: walk out of the stadium in protest.ADVERTISEMENT Delarmino, Chua settle for silvers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers. He hasn’t been signed by an NFL team this season.READ: NFL: Kaepernick’s controversial protest puts QB on cover of TimeFEATURED 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 shutoutTrump’s hard-nosed reaction to protests by several athletes over treatment of blacks by police came Friday night during a freewheeling rally in Alabama. He says such players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs.Trump also bemoaned that football has become less violent. That view comes amid growing concerns over repeated head blows and a brain disease. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:37Protesters 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 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Bills Bury The Woeful Jets, 43-23

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Kyle Orton was efficient and the Buffalo Bills’ defense opportunistic.The New York Jets? Well, they were just simply dreadful.Orton completed only 10 passes, but four were for touchdowns, while the Jets had six turnovers — three each by Geno Smith and Michael Vick — in a 43-23 rout on Oct. 25.“He went out there, made his throws and threw for four touchdowns,” Bills coach Doug Marrone said. “He knew exactly what he wanted to do. When you have a veteran quarterback like that, he’s going to make the right plays.”Orton finished 10-of-17 for 238 yards, connecting with Robert Woods, Lee Smith, Scott Chandler and Sammy Watkins while tying a career high with the four TD tosses. He’s the first player with at least four touchdown passes and 10 or fewer completions in a game since Pittsburgh’s Bubby Brister against Cleveland in 1990.Orton also won for the third time in four games since replacing EJ Manuel as the starting quarterback for the Bills (5-3).“His poise is great,” Watkins said. “He has been great for us.”Watkins had three catches for 157 yards, but was embarrassed when he was caught from behind while celebrating early on what appeared would be a long touchdown.Stephon Gilmore, Preston Brown, Aaron Williams and Da’Norris Searcy had interceptions for the Bills, who sent the Jets (1-7) to their seventh straight loss.“No doubt, our defense is incredible and one of the best in the league,” Orton said.The Jets have lost seven in a row for the first time since 2005, in Herm Edwards’ final season as coach.“Let me tell you,” coach Rex Ryan said, “I’m getting sick and tired of the losing, that’s for sure.”Smith threw interceptions on three consecutive possessions in the first quarter and was pulled in favor of Vick, who was picked off once and lost two fumbles.“We’re not a bad football team,” Jets wide receiver Eric Decker said. “We just do stupid stuff.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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9 months agoChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: VAR killing match atmos

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: VAR killing match atmosby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he’s no fan of VAR.The Blues lost the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal at Tottenham due to the intervention of technology.Sarri said: “The problem is not the referee or one or the other. The problem is they are not ready to use VAR.”They use the system for the first time in the League Cup so they need only to get used to using the system. I don’t like the VAR but it is only my opinion.”We risk changing the atmosphere in the stadium. You score but have to wait for 30 seconds to celebrate. It is negative for the atmosphere in the stadium.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Auburn Offensive Line Coach J.B. Grimes At 1st Practice Days After Cancer Surgery

first_imgAuburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes at practice days after cancer surgery.YouTube/Phillip MarshallOffensive line coaches are known to be tough, but Auburn’s J.B. Grimes is taking things to the next level. Grimes had surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, and was present today as the Tigers held their first practice of the season. AL.com‘s Brandon Marcello has more:The veteran assistant coach underwent surgery to remove a cancerous spot on his tongue last week, according to the school’s official website. His lymph nodes were also removed as a precaution.…Grimes didn’t slow down much during the first 20 minutes of practice open to reporters. He could be seen giving individual instruction and leading offensive line drills at the indoor facility. “I will not miss practice,” Grimes told AuburnTigers.com Tuesday. “I’m strong. I’ll recover.” Here’s video of Grimes at practice today: We’re very happy to hear that everything went well, and wish Grimes a quick recovery.[AL.com]last_img read more

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