Two Knight Ridder journalists kidnapped for several hours in Gaza

first_img Follow the news on Palestine RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the kidnapping of two journalists working for the US news syndication service Knight Ridder on 12 October in Khan Younes, in the south of the Gaza Strip, and reiterated its appeal to the Palestinian authorities to ensure the safety of news media employees working there.US reporter Dion Nissenbaum and British photographer Adam Pletts were released after being held for several hours by a group of gunmen.“We urge the Palestinian authorities to react quickly in order to clarify the circumstances of this abduction,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We have alerted the president of the Palestinian Authority several times about the deteriorating security situation and the climate of violence prevailing there. It is now essential that effective measures are taken to guarantee the lives and safety of journalists on the ground.”According to the two Knight Ridder journalists’ Palestinian interpreter, Ziad Abu Mustafa, their vehicle was followed for several minutes by gunmen in a car who finally forced them to stop. Six gunmen got out and said they wanted the “foreigners.” The two journalists were released a few hours later and are now being protected by the Palestinian security services.Mohammed Ouathi, a soundman with the French TV station France 3, was kidnapped in Gaza on 15 August and was freed 10 days later. Lorenzo Cremonesi, an Italian journalist with the Corriere della Sera daily newspaper, was kidnapped on 10 September and was released after a few hours. The motives for these abductions have still not been explained. RSF_en to go further PalestineMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more October 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Knight Ridder journalists kidnapped for several hours in Gaza May 28, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img PalestineMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Help by sharing this information News News Receive email alerts News Organisation Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalistslast_img read more

Kyle Hollingsworth Celebrates The Big 5-0 With Hot Buttered Rum At The Aggie

first_imgLoad remaining images The 3-night run continued last night at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, with a final show at Boulder Theater on Saturday night. SCI bandmate Michael Kang, TAB’s Jennifer Hartswick, The Motet horns, and more will join the group tonight, with some other special guests expected. For more information, check out Kyle’s tour dates here.Check out the photo gallery from Conrad Meyer Photography. Coming on the heels of his most recent solo release, fittingly titled 50, The String Cheese Incident keyboard wizard and brewmeister Kyle Hollingsworth brought his band up to Fort Collins, CO’s Aggie Theatre to begin a three-night celebration for his 50th birthday this past Thursday night.Hot Buttered Rum joined the party with a solid support set, which included a sit-in from the birthday boy on “Cherry Lake”, from the San Francisco-based bluegrass’s 2016 album The Kite & The Key, Pt. 3 – which Hollingsworth also produced. The quartet also performed a cover of The Beatles‘ 1965 track “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” which was well-received by the Aggie faithful, and got them plenty warmed up for the main event.Hot Buttered Rum “Cherry Lake” w/ Kyle Hollingsworth:Kyle never lets his fans down. He has a knack for writing well-crafted songs that delve into both the funk and singer-songwriter realms, all while taking the listener on a joy ride. His latest effort, 50, is a fine example of that. With a backing band consisting of long-time KHB member Dan Schwindt on guitar, and bringing along sensational vocalist Paige Sandusky, the band delivers a multi-headed beast of a performance. “Finding Our Way” from the new album tells a story about a young boy from Baltimore that heads out to the Rocky Mountains, meets up with some other traveling souls and forms a band….have we heard this one before? The harmonies between Hollingsworth and Sandusky throughout the evening were on point, especially on this tune.Kyle Hollingsworth Band – “Finding Our Way”The second set was a display of funk, disco, and straight grooves, but not before the band and crowd sang the SCI quinquagenarian a proper “Happy Birthday” as the clock struck midnight. The laid-back number “The Way It Goes” from the keyboardist’s 2009 album, Then There’s Now, brought out plenty of smiles in the Aggie. But when the band burst into a cover of Chaka Khan‘s “Ain’t Nobody”, with Sandusky taking the lead on vocals, things ramped up a few notches. There wasn’t a body in attendance that wasn’t getting down and singing along to the Queen of Funk’s classic 1984 cut. The rest of the evening was a straight dance party befitting of the birthday celebration.last_img read more

Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs Director Rosalind Conerly celebrates black culture at USC

first_imgRosalind Conerly was the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. Now, as the director of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, she said she uses what she learned as a first-generation student to help students at USC.“Having to navigate school and figure out resources, having to work with my family to teach them about FAFSA and residence halls, [was something] I had to learn as I went [through] my undergraduate years,” Conerly said. She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She said her experiences there prepared for a career in student affairs. Recently, she completed her Doctorate at USC.As director of the CBCSA, Conerly is able to work closely with Black students at the University, who make up less than 10 percent of the school population. “I’m able to listen to conversations that [students] are having, whether it’s music or TV shows or even deeper conversations about the political climate,” Conerly said. “I get a lot of students that just stop by to check in or tell me how their day is going.”Conerly began her career at the Office of Institutional Inclusion at Arizona State University, where she coordinated diversity programs for both faculty and students. Through her work, she found a new and more personal experience once she joined the staff of the CBCSA. “[USC] was a great opportunity for me to get the hands-on, one-on-one experience with Black students as well as with the larger campus,” Conerly said. As a recent graduate and staff member at the CBCSA, David Elliott IV is one student who has witnessed Conerly’s compassion and hard work.“Not only does she worry about administrative matters but the students themselves. They can come to her with anything, with problems or just to say hello,” said Elliott, who serves as the  CBCSA’s outreach and recruitment specialist. “I myself can go into her office and just rant and talk about anything — she makes time for that.” Every year, the CBCSA hosts events that aim to celebrate black culture and create a welcoming, supportive space for students and staff of African descent.This year, Conerly said that the African American Culture Ceremony, which celebrated black students who were members of the USC class of 2017, was an important moment for her first year as the director of the CBCSA. “It was major for me, because I finished my doctorate [at USC’s Rossier School of Education] as well, and it was the first time I got to see an entire class graduate from freshman to senior year,” Conerly said.  As Conerly watches the students she works with day to day move forward in their careers, and the conversations at the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs that she cites as meaningful to her position expand into the bigger world.“We get to see them develop over the four or five-plus years they’ve been here, and it’s great to see them help us celebrate in our own way,” Conerly said.last_img read more

Tipperary must wait to find out fate

first_imgThe Premier County were held to a 0-14 to 2-8 draw by Dublin in their final Group 2 fixture.They might have got the win they needed to make the quarter-finals if an effort from the visitors, which lots of people in The Ragg thought had gone wide, wasn’t deemed to be a score by the umpire.Tipp’s most potent scoring force on the day was Nicole Walsh, who registered 0-7 from placed balls. Brian Boyle’s players must now hope that Dublin, whose final group match is against Derry, don’t rack up the margin of victory needed to put them ahead of Tipperary and into the next round of the compeition.last_img