Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News April 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan June 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One reporter detained in Balochistan, another denied entry to army-controlled Balochi district Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Help by sharing this information Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more News News News to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of Abdul Latif Gola, the Urdu-language daily Jang’s correspondent in Jafarabad (in the southwestern province of Balochistan), who was arrested yesterday by police saying they were acting on the orders of an army officer identified as Major Ali.“Gola’s arrest is totally arbitrary and unjustified,” the press freedom organisation said. “No one should ever be arrested without grounds and without a charge. We call on the Pakistani authorities to do everything possible to ensure than Major Ali releases Gola quickly.”Police officers and soldiers went to Gola’s home at around 1 a.m. yesterday. Malik Allah Bakhsh, a police officer, ordered Gola to come with them because “Major Ali” wanted to question him.“We are very worried about Gola,” his wife told Reporters Without Borders. “He has done nothing and we do not know why they took him away.”Speaking on condition of anonymity, a journalist based in the Balochi capital of Quetta told Reporters Without Borders that Gola’s arrest was probably linked to his coverage of recent clashes between the security forces and Balochi nationalists. Gola is himself a member of the Balochi ethnic group.In a separate development, BBC correspondent Nisar Khokhar and a local journalist were denied entry on 15 June to Dera Bugti, a district of Balochistan that is controlled by the Pakistani army. Khokhar had gone there to investigate the reported detention of seven women in a military camp for three weeks. He and the journalist with him were detained for two hours by frontier police. January 28, 2021 Find out more
Point-to-point winner Total Recall was an 11-2 chance having finished third on his first start over hurdles before finishing fourth in a Thurles bumper and he found plenty for pressure to get the better of Oscar Knight by two and a half lengths. “He’s very tough. He needs a good gallop so Bryan went on – he stays forever,” said Hughes. “We bought him after he won his point-to-point. That was a good performance as they went a hell of a gallop and he quickened up after the last. “He doesn’t mind that ground and will have no problem stepping up in trip. “We’ll see how he is after that and then make a plan.” November Handicap hero Open Eagle could finish only third on his jumping debut in the Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown as the Sandra Hughes-trained Total Recall claimed victory under Bryan Cooper. Open Eagle was unsurprisingly all the rage as the 8-13 favourite for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh, making his first appearance since sauntering clear in the Doncaster mud on the final day of the last year’s British Flat season. The six-year-old travelled well for most of the two-and-a-half-mile journey, but did not jump with great fluency and although he closed on the leaders in the straight, his effort eventually petered out. Press Association
Published on April 21, 2016 at 12:33 am Contact Jake: [email protected] After Maria Tritou ripped a two-handed backhand down the sideline, Virginia Tech’s Kelly Williford stumbled while reaching for the ball. Her arms were fully extended as she couldn’t catch up with the rocket shot. Williford then approached the green tarp behind the court as the ball collided into it.All Williford could do is pick up the ball and walk back to the line for the next point. And even though Tritou eventually lost the match, her backhand is what helped make a comeback attempt. That same backhand is what’s helped elevate her game during Syracuse’s five wins in their last six conference games.Seventh-seeded SU (13-7, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) opens the ACC Tournament on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Cary, North Carolina against No. 10 seed North Carolina State (15-10, 6-8) and will look to Tritou and Gabriella Knutson to continue using their backhand shot to pay dividends in the postseason.Knutson says that going to the backhand gives her more velocity on her shots that she doesn’t have with other stances and moves. The move allows Knutson to adapt to in game situations and from player to player.“I definitely get more power (from the backhand),” Knutson said. “I feel much more confident in it. I have (the ability to use) two hands and the backhand gives me (more versatility).”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Knutson goes to her backhand, the velocity drastically increases. The speed of the ball has consistently frozen opponents and the control that Knutson has with her backhand has allowed for pinpoint placement of balls throughout the court. This versatility and ability to alter the approach of every shot with such consistency has lead Knutson to the best record on the team at 14-5.Tritou too has also developed a highly successful backhand that has allowed her to become another go-to option on the team when Knutson, Valeria Salazar or Anna Shkudun are off their game. She’s won three of her last six games to close out the regular season.Tritou echoed Knutson and feels that her backhand has a more natural feel to it. As a baseline player who likes to have quick returns down the lines of the court, the backhand has become a weapon that surprises opponents before they can react.“It depends on how you feel,” Tritou said. “… I feel more comfortable with my backhand.”Head coach Younes Limam said Tritou and Knutson simply have better backhands than other players on the team. By sticking to their strengths they’re successful by allowing them to transfer their weight and get off an effective, accurate shot.“They lean through the ball more (than others),” Limam said. “They hit through the ball more using less spin.”And with the postseason coming up, assistant coach Shelley George expects Tritou and Knutson to stick with what’s worked.“It will always be their favorite shot,” George said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
That’s one way to see how bad this could get.MORE: SN’s college basketball All-Decade teamAnthony’s offensive rating ranked fifth in the country among high-usage players. Only 16 Division I players out of more than 4,000 used more possessions than he did through his first nine games as a collegian. He led the Tar Heels in minutes at 33 per game, has attempted 67 more shots than his next-busiest teammate — even while playing one fewer game — and still accounted for 13 more assists than any other North Carolina player.This season just became one of the most daunting of Roy Williams’ Hall of Fame career.”Obviously not having a player of Cole’s caliber will be a tremendous challenge to our young team, but we have to play,” Williams said in the school’s release. “No one player is going to replace the production Cole Anthony gives us, so it’s up to everyone who puts on a North Carolina jersey to raise his game and help our team play better.”Without Anthony, junior K.J. Smith will inherit much of the point guard responsibility. After playing little in the first nine games, he went 26 minutes against Wofford and delivered four assists while committing two turnovers. He is the son of former North Carolina All-American Kenny Smith. Anthony has considerable ballhandling help from wing Brandon Robins, who is averaging 3.2 assists, including five in the game against Wofford that Anthony missed. He went 33 minutes, scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds in that loss.Even with Anthony, who is considered a likely top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the Tar Heels had trouble generating sufficient offense to be dangerous against many of their best opponents. They scored 49 points against Ohio State and 47 against UVa, although they earlier had been successful in games against Notre Dame and Oregon, now the No. 8 team in the AP poll. It’s four losses in a row now for the North Carolina Tar Heels: Ohio State, followed by Virginia, then Wofford and now, perhaps worst of all, star freshman point guard Cole Anthony will be lost for four to six weeks following knee surgery.The Tar Heels could survive each of the first three defeats. Ohio State holds the No. 1 rating at KenPom.com, so falling to the Buckeyes was no shame. Virginia is the reigning NCAA champion and has the nation’s highest-rated defense by a significant margin. The Wofford game was at home, and this is not the same team that dominated the Southern Conference and advanced in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, but the Heels were playing that game without Anthony. The Heels have a busy week with a trip Wednesday to Gonzaga followed by a visit to Las Vegas to face UCLA in Saturday afternoon’s CBS Sports Classic.The good news is their early ACC schedule is not overwhelming. Their next six league opponents, starting Jan. 4 against Georgia Tech, have an average KenPom rating of 82. This does not mean the games should be easy, but it’s not the same as dealing with Duke (No. 2), Louisville (No. 3) and Florida State (No. 16).If the Heels can find a way to perform respectably between now and Anthony’s possible return — the outer boundary of the projected recovery time is around the date when the Heels travel to rival NC State — they could keep alive an NCAA Tournament campaign.