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Interior minister orders blogger held for two years under draconian security lawInterior minister orders blogger held for two years under draconian security law

first_img to go further Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again Follow the news on Malaysia Reporters Without Borders “strongly condemns” yesterday’s decision by the interior minister to order the detention of blogger Raja Petra “RPK” Kamarudin, the editor of the Malaysia Today news website, for two years under Malaysia’s draconian Internal security act (ISA). Arrested on 12 September, Raja Petra has been transferred to Kamunting detention centre, northeast of Kuala Lumpur. He is accused of insulting Islam and of insulting a political leader. “As well as being issued arbitrarily, behind closed doors and without informing Raja Petra’s lawyers, this detention order is devoid of any legal basis as it violates the constitutionally-guaranteed right of religious freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The interior minister clearly wants to silence RPK for good and to keep up pressure on bloggers who dare to criticise the increasingly fragile government. We call for his release.”Raja Petra’s lawyers learned of the detention order when they appeared today before a Kuala Lumpur criminal court to plead for his release. It emerged that interior minister Syed Hamid Albar signed the order yesterday transferring him to Kamunting detention centre for two years under ISA article 8 (1). Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders “strongly condemns” yesterday’s decision by the interior minister to order the detention of blogger Raja Petra “RPK” Kamarudin, the editor of the Malaysia Today news website, for two years under Malaysia’s draconian Internal security act (ISA). Arrested on 12 September, Raja Petra has been transferred to Kamunting detention centre, northeast of Kuala Lumpur. He is accused of insulting Islam. The article says: “If the minister is satisfied that the detention of any person is necessary with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of Malaysia or any part thereof or to the maintenance of essential services therein or the economic life thereof, he may make an order directing that that person be detained for any period not exceeding two years.” The detention order can be renewed indefinitely.Aged 58, Raja Petra had been held in Kuala Lumpur since 12 September under article 73 of the same law. It says “Any police officer may without warrant arrest and detain pending enquiries any person in respect of whom he has reason to believe that there are grounds which would justify his detention under section 8; and that he has acted or is about to act or is likely to act in any manner prejudicial to the security of Malaysia or any part thereof or to maintenance of essential services therein or to the economic life thereof.”Raja Petra is charged with sewing confusion within the people and attacking Islam’s sacred status. He is considered as a threat to public order.His lawyers will be able to present arguments in his defence at a hearing scheduled for 28 October.Raja Petra was constantly harassed while held in a police station in Kuala Lumpur. He was put in a cell without a window and just a plank of wood for a bed, and was subjected to lengthy interrogation sessions designed to demonstrate that he was a bad Muslim. The police also deprived him of sleep.More information about Raja PetraWatch an appeal by Raja Petra’s wife Help by sharing this information News Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments RSF_en MalaysiaAsia – Pacific center_img MalaysiaAsia – Pacific February 22, 2021 Find out more New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth March 17, 2021 Find out more January 29, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation News September 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interior minister orders blogger held for two years under draconian security lawlast_img read more

O.C. Surfers Make Serious Splash on National StageO.C. Surfers Make Serious Splash on National Stage

first_imgBrynn Gallagher celebrates winning the Open Super Girls (12&U) Division. (Photos courtesy ESA SNJ) For the first time in history the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) held their National Championship on the East Coast and two young Ocean City surfers came home with some wins, according to a news release Monday.This pinnacle achievement contest is typically held at The Pier in Huntington Beach, California but this year the NSSA was continually denied permits there due to the pandemic. Surfers from Hawaii, California and all up and down the East Coast traveled to the Outer Banks of North Carolina where they got to experience some of the best hurricane swell and pumping conditions that the East Coast has to offer.Click here to see one of Brynn Gallagher’s waves (Video Credit: Outer Banks Drone)The NSSA National Championships was held Oct. 20-24 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina. 115 Surfers competed in 277 seeded slots for the National event.Two young Ocean City surfers returned home National Champions- Brynn Gallagher, who won the Open Super Girls (12&U) Division, and Cruz Dinofa, who won the Open Mini Groms (10&U) Division.Both of these surfers had to compete through quarterfinal heats and semifinal heats before making it to the main stage for their National Finals. In fact, two of the last events of the entire contest happened to be the Dinofa and Gallagher back-to-back wins, creating an absolutely thrilling finale for these local kids.Cooper Jewell of Ocean City also competed in the event.Brynn Gallagher and Cruz DinofaCruz Dinofa, 11, who routinely travels to Hawaii and to the West Coast to train was happy to be reunited with all his surfing friends saying, “It was so awesome to be with all my friends {from the East Coast, Hawaii and California}. They all surfed so good and we cheered each other on. North Carolina had such great waves too. It was all so fun.”Brynn Gallagher, 12, certainly agreed with Cruz.“The waves were overhead and firing all week long. I was just so happy to be able to compete in my first National event and to win a title was just insane. The contest was super fun and all the girls were ripping,” said Brynn.Mia Gallagher (second from right) takes home some hardware in two finals.Brynn’s sister Mia Gallagher, 15, also came home with some hardware. Mia surfed her way through to two finals and finished runner-up by just 0.5 in the Explorer Womens division behind Pua DeSoto, a 6-time National Champion from Makaha, Hawaii.Mia also finished 4th in Explorer Girls. Additionally, Cruz placed 4th in the Junior Air Show, which is a high profile mid-contest event showcasing some of the top names in amateur surfing and their gravity-defying aerial maneuvers.The contest announcer, Gayline Clifford, who is the West Coast NSSA conference director commented that “these groms from Ocean City, NJ have just been killing it here all week” and she also reminisced on the mic about how Ocean City has been a breeding ground for turning out incredible surf talent for decades with mentions of Ocean City’s Lance Miller, Rob Kelly, Matt Keenan and his father, Joe Keenan, who served as a former NSSA Northeast conference director.last_img read more

March Madness 2019: Plotting out potential Final Four combinationsMarch Madness 2019: Plotting out potential Final Four combinations

first_imgMORE: Why your team won’t make the Final FourOne with highest seeds remainingDuke, Gonzaga, Virginia, North CarolinaAll No. 1 seeds for the first time since 2008. These have been the four most-consistent teams all season, and there is nothing wrong with chalk punching through to the Final Four. Gonzaga beat Duke at full strength. Virginia beat North Carolina in their only regular-season meeting.  One with lowest seeds remainingVirginia Tech, Florida State, Oregon, Auburn  Would this be a better College Football Playoff? After all, Virginia Tech-Florida State and Oregon-Auburn were championship games in the BCS era. These traditional football schools, however, would enjoy the spotlight in Minneapolis just the same. SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​Here’s a closer look at eight intriguing Final Four combinations:The one national networks wantDuke, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina  This will likely be the most-sought after combination by national networks. It allows for the continual tease of a national championship game between the Tar Heels and Blue Devils. Before that, however, you get Duke-Michigan in Minneapolis in a role reversal of the 1992 NCAA championship game. This time, the Blue Devils have the star-studded freshman lineup. You also get Tennessee’s hot-and-cold-team against the Tar Heels in the Final Four. (This would go well with my bracket, too.)Networks would also takeDuke, Gonzaga, Virginia, Kentucky  If you can’t get the Duke-North Carolina storyline, then Duke-Kentucky is a close runner-up.  Those have been the top two programs this decade. If that does not materialize, perhaps Gonzaga and Virginia meet in a game between teams with the first- and third-best regular-season records, respectively, of the last five years. Somebody would finally get that national championship.The one SEC fans wantLSU, Florida State, Tennessee, KentuckyAuburn could win the Midwest Region too (giving you Bruce Pearl against the Vols), but Kentucky would be the bigger draw with LSU and Tennessee. Florida State would add another Southern school to the mix. This would take some focus off spring football practice — but just for a week.The one Big Ten fans wantMichigan State, Michigan, Purdue, AuburnYou would get the fourth game between Michigan State and Michigan — in the Final Four, no less — and Purdue would break a Final Four drought that extends back to 1980. Why Auburn for the fourth spot? Big Ten teams have their last seven national championship games since Michigan State won it all in 2000. The Big Ten brass will want to take their chances against the lowest seed, if possible.MORE: Ranking Sweet 16 teams’ chances of winning it allThe one ACC fans wantDuke, Florida State, Virginia, North Carolina  The network launches in August, but there’s no doubt the conference would flex if Duke or Virginia Tech, Florida State, Virginia and North Carolina made the Final Four. It’s possible to get all four ACC Tournament semifinalists to Minneapolis. That is a testament to just how good those four teams — and this conference — have been.One with West Coast appealLSU, Gonzaga, Oregon, HoustonStart in Baton Rouge, La., cross the Mississippi River and go West. This would do poorly in the East Coast time zone, but at least these teams would complain less about the late start time on Monday night. These schools are a combined 1-3 in the NCAA title game.One with most Final FoursDuke, Michigan, Oregon, North CarolinaThese four schools have 46 combined Final Four appearances, and that counts the two vacated by Michigan. Virginia and Purdue have two Final Four appearances, but we gave the nod to Oregon because the Ducks won the first NCAA championship game in 1939.  One with no Final FoursVirginia Tech, Texas Tech, Tennessee, AuburnRatings would not be great, but don’t tell these programs that. The Tech battle would be well-deserved for coaches Buzz Williams and Chris Beard if they can lead their teams through tough regions, and the SEC would not have trouble selling Bruce Pearl and the Tigers against his former team, especially considering Auburn beat the Vols on March 9 and again in the SEC Tournament championship on March 17.Zac Al-Khateeb [11:48 AM] The Sweet 16 is set, and we’re two rounds away from the 2019 Final Four, which begins April 6 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.With that in mind, Sporting News explored all the enticing Final Four possibilities — many of which revolve around Duke, which survived a second-round scare against UCF. Now that Zion Williamson and the Blue Devils put away 7-6 Tacko Fall and the Knights, who else could get in the way?last_img read more

Eighteen golfers are chasing their dreamsEighteen golfers are chasing their dreams

first_img For more information about Bridgestone and its Chase Your Dream concept, visit www.nomatterwhat.uk.com The individual winners of the two finals, John Newall from Hazlemere Golf Club and Rebecca Webb from East Berkshire Golf Club, were also crowned England’s male and female Handicap Golfers of the Year.  With the British Masters supported by Sky Sports now only one round away, competitors will be looking to continue their golfing stories by following their dreams.  Now, they’ll tee-up at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire on September 6 and the best team there will go forward to the pro-am of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Close House, Northumberland, on September 27. There, they could partner Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia or another household name of the European Tour. “All golfers have been on an incredible journey, starting months ago at their respective club events. They are now just 18 holes away from a round with a European Tour star at the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports.” Imges copyright Leaderboard Photography 30 Aug 2017 Eighteen golfers are chasing their dreams The qualifiers, aged between 14 and 60-years-old, survived sunshine, driving rain and lightning to complete the women’s final on the Hotchkin course and the men’s on the Bracken; both among the best courses in England.  Bridgestone Tyres’ consumer sales and marketing director Farrell Dolan said: “We’ve seen and heard many stories of success in the tournament – bringing the Chase Your Dream Trophy to life for all abilities and ages.”center_img Men, pictured below: John Newell (Hazlemere Golf Club, Buckinghamshire), Jacob Scargill (Hanging Heaton Golf Club, Yorkshire), Neil Jonas (Tilgate Forest Golf Club, Sussex), Kevin Madden (Walmley Golf Club, Warwickshire), Michael Durkin (Hurlston Hall Golf Club, Lancashire), Giles Puckle (Clandon Regis Golf Club, Surrey), Sam Storey (Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey), Barrie Harding (West Byfleet Golf Club, Surrey), Neil Garbutt (Masham Golf Club, Yorkshire). Eighteen golfers from across England have beaten thousands of fellow amateurs to qualify for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in the Bridgestone Challenge pro-am. The 18 amateurs won their places at the national finals of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy at Woodhall Spa, run in partnership with England Golf and open to winners of club competitions. As John and Rebecca, a six-handicapper, celebrate their individual successes, the other qualifiers will now begin preparing for the Bridgestone Challenge. They include Gill Kapka, who overcame a knee injury to compete, Barrie Harding, who hit a debut hole-in-one in practice, and 14-year-old Hannah Golding, the youngest golfer in the competition.  John, playing off a handicap of 11, said: “The whole experience has been incredible. The giant leaderboard, the facilities, the professionalism, everything. Bridgestone and England Golf have created a competition to give us little guys a chance to live like a professional. They have basically allowed us guys to chase our own dreams.” The qualifiers from Woodhall Spa who will play in the Bridgestone Challenge pro-am are: Women, pictured top: Rebecca Webb (East Berkshire Golf Club), Gill Kapka (Cleethorpes Golf Club, Lincolnshire), Francesca Leach (Woburn Golf Club, Buckinghamshire), Ashlee Tyrell (The Rayleigh Club, Essex), Kathryn Naylor (Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey), Debbie Ricketts (Parkstone Golf Club, Dorset), Debbie Deakin (Mickleover Golf Club, Derbyshire), Mandy Holden (West End Golf Club, Yorkshire), Hannah Golding (Brocton Hall Golf Club, Staffordshire). Tags: Bridgestone, Chase Your Dreamlast_img read more