Reporters Without Borders condemns a string of violent attacks against Palestinian journalists

first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts The following day, 15 June 2004, Qusini was working in Nablus, covering an Israeli Army incursion into the town (photo). He was among a group of around a dozen journalists who were covering a military operation around a building. The soldiers used loudhailers to insult them and threatened to destroy their equipment unless they left the area. Qusini protested and asked to see the order that it was a “closed military zone”. An angry officer called for his arrest and he was bundled into an Israeli jeep and his jacket was ripped off and used to blindfold him. His colleagues only secured his release on the condition that they all immediately left the area.In a previous letter to Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz, Reporters Without Borders called for an “impartial, swift and rigorous” investigation into the shooting of Agence France-Presse photographer Mahmoud Hams, 25, who was wounded on 5 May 2004 in the Gaza Strip. The organisation has so far received no response. IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders has written to Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz to protest at a string of violent attacks by the Israeli Army against Palestinian journalists in the Nablus area between 10-15 June 2004. Reuters photographer Abed Qusini was threatened with arrest. June 21, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns a string of violent attacks against Palestinian journalists News News Follow the news on Israel Palestinian photographer Jaafar Ishtayeh, working for Agence France-Presse (AFP), was slightly injured in the back by a tear gas canister in al-Zawiyeh village on 13 June. He was taken to hospital and discharged after treatment but was unable to resume work for several days.Associated Press (AP) photographer, Nasser Ishtayeh, was also in al-Zawiyeh during the demonstrations. He arrived there after waiting more than an hour at a military checkpoint and was threatened by soldiers. He reported that one of them said to him, “Watch out, we have already injured two of your friends. You better take care if you don’t want to be the third”.Photographer Abed Qusini of the British Reuters news agency narrowly avoided arrest on the same day in the same village. He said he was with a group of Palestinian journalists and filming, when a soldier ordered his arrest on the grounds that the area had been declared a “closed military zone”. Qusini, who speaks Hebrew, asked to see the written order and to photograph it to show to Reuters that all journalists were banned from the area.One soldier and then a second grabbed his wrists and tried to seize his equipment. He struggled and tried to use his mobile phone to call for help. An officer then ordered his arrest and two soldiers attached his hand to their vehicle with plastic handcuffs. Fifteen minutes later he was freed but threatened with further arrest unless he immediately left the scene. to go further Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Reporters Without Borders today protested to Israeli Defence Minister, Shaul Mofaz, about a string of violent attacks by the Israeli Army against Palestinian journalists in the northern town of Nablus on the West Bank between 10-15 June 2004.”The methods the Israeli Army uses to hamper the international media from covering its clashes with Palestinians over the construction of its security fence are unacceptable,” the international press freedom organisation said.”The army last week resorted to intimidation and threats and fired tear gas canisters directly at journalists, injuring two of them. It is evident that during operations, the Israeli Army systematically obstructs the work of Palestinian journalists. They are also heedless of their safety, taking unsufficient precautions to avoid injuring these civilians, who have to be there in order to report on the situation,” it added.Palestinian photographer Alaa Badarneh of the European Press Agency (EPA) went to al-Zawiyeh village, around 30 kms south of Nablus on 10 June to cover local Palestinian protests against the building of the security fence. He described how soldiers broke up the demonstration with tear gas. One soldier around 40 metres away targeted him, firing a tear gas canister directly at his legs.Badarneh was picked up at the scene in a private car and after going through several Israeli roadblocks he reached Nablus hospital where he was kept under observation for the day. He had been clearly identifiable as a journalist, wearing a fluorescent jacket marked “PRESS”. News May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Bryan Clagett – Not banking as usual (#19)

first_imgWelcome to episode 19 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder and publisher of Bryan Clagett is the Chief Marketing Officer at Geezeo, a Forbes contributor, and a member of the Forbes Communication Council. He’s an active part in the online conversation about credit unions, banking, fintech, and all things digital transformation. I go to him for questions on all things fintech or digital disruption, and I’m excited to have him on the show today to share nuggets of wisdom that we’ll all be able to apply.These days, Bryan explains, disruption is being driven by the consumer. Expectations are rising, and customers are expecting more of financial institutions. This will be a challenge, but Bryan expects it will also be exciting. From there, he’ll dig into what Geezeo does to help and support credit unions, and share his excitement for advancement in the ability to be more in tune with customers’ needs.The key for credit union marketers, Bryan points out, is to leverage technology and data as a means to actually talk with members, not just talk at them. Traditional advertising in the financial services sector tends to be boasting rather than consumer-focused. Instead, the focus should be on knowing about members and doing things differently to impact their financial lives.Tune into today’s episode to learn all about all of these things, as well as how Bryan got involved in financial services, how he keeps his (and Geezeo’s) message fresh, what a free day and work/life balance look like for him, and what his neighbors think of his drone!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, StitcherHow to find Bryan:Bryan ClagettChief Marketing Officer and Investor, [email protected] | Linkedin | InstagramShow notes from this episode:Check out the work the folks at Geezeo are doing to help credit unions and their solutions.Bryan has been a long time contributor to the CUInsight Community. Check out his writing here.Follow Bryan on all the socials Twitter and LinkedIn. Even his drone footage on Instagram over his neighborhood and the river house.Check out Bryan’s work on the Forbes Communications Council here.Shout-out: Affinity Federal Credit UnionShout-out: Filene, NAFCU and CUNAShout-out: Amanda Reed, NAFCU Services, Dan Berger, Shawn WardWho did Bryan want to be growing up? Find out here.Shout-out: John Fenton, Mark Cochran, David Snodgrass, Paul FioreMovie mention: Edward Herrmann in The Lost BoysMentoring program Bryan works with: EverwiseShout-out: Jill CastillaDrone Bryan is currently flying: DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone QuadcopterBest album of all-time: Hotel California by the EaglesBook mentioned: The Excellence Dividend by Tom PetersBryan mentioned the work Bill Gates is doing at The Gates Foundation.Shout-out: Strum (formally Weber Marketing)Previous guests mentioned in this episode: Doug Leighton, Jill Nowacki, Dan BergerYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here.In This Episode:[00:04] – Welcome back to the CUInsight Experience! Randy introduces Bryan Clagett, today’s guest.[02:27] – What’s the biggest disruption to financial services that Bryan doesn’t think that credit unions are taking seriously enough?[04:02] – Bryan talks about what Geezeo does to help credit unions, and what he does to keep up with the rate of change.[05:55] – We hear an example of what Bryan means by “contextual messaging.”[08:46] – What is Bryan most excited about in the advancement of financial technologies as he looks forward?[08:55] – Bryan shares his thoughts on whether technology is an equalizer or a deterrent in credit unions, then talks about where the stumbling blocks are.[13:22] – Does Bryan have a few tips that he thinks every credit union should be doing? Are there things that he sees credit unions doing wrong?[15:46] – We hear about tools that Bryan uses or thinks that credit unions should use.[19:22] – We move into the leadership and life hacks section of the show, with Bryan talking about his first gig in the financial services space and what inspired him to make this industry his career.[22:46] – Has Bryan’s inspiration changed over the time that he has been working in this industry?[24:08] – Bryan shares a memorable failure that ended up working out for the best, and taught him a lesson.[27:06] – Is there a current belief held by credit unions that Bryan thinks will significantly change in the foreseeable future?[28:35] – Bryan chats about how he (and his team) would describe his leadership style.[30:40] – Is there something that Bryan’s team has heard him say so many times that they could finish his sentence?[31:45] – We hear about whether there were mistakes that Bryan made early in his career that he sees young leaders continue to make?[33:13] – Has there been a particular piece of advice that Bryan finds himself going back to over and over?[35:00] – Bryan talks about how he keeps his message fresh, not only to his team but also with Geezio, as well as whether he’s constantly updating the Geezeo message.[37:43] – We learn about what Bryan’s new neighbors think of his drone habit.[38:59] – What does Bryan do when he has a free day, and what does work/life balance look like for him?[40:28] – We shift into the rapid-fire questions, with Bryan talking about the first time that he got into memorable trouble.[42:44] – Does Bryan have any daily routines that his day feels off if he doesn’t do?[43:12] – What’s the best album of all time?[43:58] – Is there a book that Bryan has recommended or given away over and over?[44:56] – When Bryan hears the word “success,” who’s the first person who comes to mind?[46:08] – As Bryan has gotten older, what has become more (or less) important to him?[46:41] – Does Bryan have any final asks or thoughts for listeners? 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Skangas performs STS LNG bunkering in port of Gothenburg

first_imgSkangas bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the tanker vessel Ternsund in the Port of Gothenburg, the first time Coralius operated in this port.Commenting on the operation Skangas noted that the increased number of LNG fueled vessels drive bunker demand.Gunnar Helmen, sales manager marine in Skangas, said the Swedish authorities “Transportstyrelsen” overlooked the operation as they are currently developing LNG guidelines for Swedish ports.“Soon, the fleet of LNG driven vessels only with Swedish shipowners will double. Up to now, we have bunkered LNG by trucks in the Port of Gothenburg. Our bunkering vessel is yet another manner to meet the demand,” he saidA ship-to-ship bunkering is often the preferred solution for transferring fuel, Skangas said, adding it offers a flexibility in transfer location and a swift operation.The receiving vessel, Ternsund, is an oil and chemical tanker build in 2016 for the shipping company Terntank. She has a LNG dual-fuel engine from Wärtsila. Currently she serves under time charter deal with Finnish North European Oil Trade (NEOT) distributing products from the Gothenburg area.Skangas expects the LNG demand for ships to increase significantly in next few years as responsible shipping companies are seeking cleaner fuel alternatives.last_img read more

Lies Lagerweij emerges as defensive leader after position change

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 28, 2015 at 10:16 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Thirty-five seconds into Lies Lagerweij’s first game as the Syracuse’s center back in 2014, the defense allowed a goal.Lagerweij had never played defense before, but an injury to the team’s usual starting center back forced head coach Ange Bradley to tinker.“Honestly, I don’t know a lot about defense,” Lagerweij said after the game on Oct. 25, 2014.Still, Lagerweij and the defense didn’t allow another goal and ended up beating Duke 2-1 in overtime.She never left the center back position.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA well-adjusted Lagerweij is now leading No. 2 Syracuse’s (9-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) stingy defense. Orange opponents have scored just eight goals in nine games. Goalkeeper Jess Jecko, who has recorded three shutouts, plays behind a back line that only allows 4.4 shots on goal per game. Out of 77 qualified NCAA goalkeepers, Jecko ranks 66th in saves with 3.33 per game. That’s because Lagerweij and the defense does its job, a job she learned on the fly with a goalkeeper, a notebook and a video room as her lifelines.“I started from zero as a center back,” Lagerweij said. “We had two weeks before the (2014 ACC) tournament, so I didn’t have time a lot of time (to adjust) … I had to dive in.”Lagerweij watched video with assistant coach Allan Law, who broke down film to focus on outlets, rotations and angles. He isolated mistakes and successes. Lagerweij filled 30 pages of her notebook with defensive notes in the two weeks before the tournament.She went from seeing empty attacking space in front of her to trying to fill that space with defenders and focus on opposition’s weapons like she did against Virginia’s midfield — one of the best in the country according to teammate Roos Weers. Syracuse won 3-1 and neither of the Cavaliers’ two prolific midfielders scored.Lagerweij has new responsibilities at a new position. She’s the primary decision-maker, Bradley said. While she also starts the offense from the back, Lagerweij’s first priority is to stop the offense. She learned to take fewer risks.“That was a big adjustment for me,” Lagerweij said. “I was used to doing tricks and trying new stuff. At forward, you can take a lot of risks, but in the back you don’t want to take a lot of risks. I came in the back and had to play like boring passes … I’m getting used to it.”It may not be scoring, but the quick passing in a back triangle of defenders helps reverse the field and create offense for the Orange.When she first learned the position, she still wanted to push up the field and score. Her aggressiveness sometimes left her out of position, but she adjusted to the way Syracuse plays defense, with each player behind coaching the player ahead.“Usually, I was defending (Lagerweij) in practice, but now I’m directing her,” Jecko said. “… I was helping her with the position and having her see counter shape. She’s smart … and she sees seams because she used to look for them.”Last season, in the 2014 national semifinal game, Jecko directed Lagerweij as North Carolina brought a three-on-one rush toward the goal. One Tar Heel in front, another on the side and a third behind her, Lagerweij broke up the play by using her “long reach” to intercept the pass. She saved the game, Jecko said, an eventual 3-2 win.It was a breakthrough moment for Lagerweij, a play that justified the video and notes. This season, with a more experienced and less risky Lagerweij, Syracuse hopes its strong back line can help bring the team back to the national championship and emerge with a different result.“The way we’re playing right now,” Lagerweij said, “I can see those boring passes are getting fun.” Commentslast_img read more