Independent paper’s photographer barred from covering royal wedding

first_imgNews News News Organisation News to go further Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts July 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent paper’s photographer barred from covering royal wedding   Reporters Without Borders called on the Moroccan government today to explain why a photographer from the weekly paper Journal hebdomadaire, Karim Sellmaoui, was barred from covering the festivities surrounding the wedding of King Mohammed VI on 12 July.”This was an arbitrary measure taken by one of your officials against a staff member of an independent newspaper,” said the organisation’s secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to communications minister Mohammed Achaâri.                     Sellmaoui was stopped from entering Mechouar Square, opposite the royal palace in Rabat, where the public celebration of the king’s marriage to Lalla Salma Bennani was being held. A ministry official told him, without explanation, to get out of the car that was taking him, the special correspondent of the French magazine Paris Match and the technical team of the Qatari TV station Al-Jazeera to the festivities.The publishers of Journal hebdomadaire, Média Trust, said on 15 July that Sellmaoui was duly accredited by the ministry and had “not behaved ostentatiously or provocatively or criticised working conditions” for the event. More than 300 local and foreign journalists and photographers covered the marriage.center_img April 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Finding Neverland Soars High During Preview Performances

first_img UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. The Heidi Chronicles (73.29%)***** 4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (65.70%)****** 3. On the Town (57.25%) 2. Honeymoon in Vegas (56.39%) 1. It’s Only a Play (54.55%) Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending March 22: FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. The Audience (101.59%)****** 3. Fish in the Dark (101.58%) 4. Finding Neverland (101.03%)** 5. Matilda (100.51%) View Comments A new musical has just flown to Broadway, and it already has audiences swooping in to grab a seat. With seven preview performances this past week, Finding Neverland broke the seven-figure mark and played to over 100% capacity. The tuner joined The Book of Mormon, The Audience, Fish in the Dark and Matilda in the top five shows by capacity. It’s one of eight shows currently in previews, with several more (including—as of tonight—Something Rotten) in the wings. Another tuner opening soon, the Lincoln Center revival of The King and I, played its first full week of performances to a house just shy of 100%. We suspect that it will hit that milestone within the next few weeks (opening night is set for April 16). *Number based on eight preview performances ** Number based on seven preview performances *** Number based on six regular performances ****Number based on four preview performances *****Number based on three preview performances and five regular performances ******Number based on seven regular performances Source: The Broadway League FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,901,829) 2. Wicked ($1,855,247) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,547,575) 4. Aladdin ($1,445,641) 5. Fish in the Dark ($1,192,234) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Honeymoon in Vegas ($386,247) 4. Gigi ($331,484)**** 3. The Heidi Chronicles ($329,002)***** 2. It Shoulda Been You ($293,768)*** 1. Hand to God ($217,974)*last_img read more

More buyers keen to downsize but stay in the suburb they love

first_img V Clayfield has some stylish bathrooms with the development. V Clayfield features eight apartments priced between $1.2 million to $1.65 million.Developer Godfrey Esmonde of Holm Developments said one apartment had sold each week since completion a month ago.Having grown up in Clayfield, Mr Esmonde said he knew the area well.“We saw the site and a unique opportunity,” he said. “There was a gap in the market. Everyone is looking to downsize and wanting a premium product.”Mr Esmonde said the buyers, all owner-occupiers, already lived within a 1.5km radius of the development.“This means residents from Clayfield won’t have to go to New Farm or Hamilton to find a decent-sized space,” he said. V Clayfield features eight apartments priced between $1.2 million to $1.65 million.Clayfield buyers looking to downsize yet reluctant to leave the inner-north suburb they love have shown a keen interest in a boutique development.Holm Developments and DeMartini Fletcher Property Development have joined forces to set a new tone in the Clayfield area with the construction of V Clayfield.V Clayfield includes eight spacious three-bedroom apartments, each with expansive balconies to take in the views. Four of the eight units have already sold and Ray White New Farm real estate agent Tom Lyne said nothing like it had been built in Clayfield.“It’s ready to move in and it gives local downsizers the opportunity to remain in their suburb but upscale on their lifestyle,” he said. V CLAYFIELDcenter_img The expansive kitchen area at V Clayfield.V Clayfield’s design is unlike any other property in the area and has 10m-wide apartments with a choice of city or northern suburb views. “In terms of design one of the stand-out features is the width of the apartment, which gives a large open-plan living area and is a wider size than most of the units available in the area,’’ Mr Esmonde said. “We had the choice to do two apartments per floor facing the city but we opted for one facing the city and one looking out to the northern suburbs, so buyers could have a choice between city views or northern bay breezes.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“The design also gives residents three sides of natural light with either the city or northern aspect, so essentially they have 270-degree views across Brisbane. People love city views, but the older generation understands the value of a northern aspect.”He said he kept the development simple and one thing the buyers loved was the irrigation in the garden.“That means they don’t have to worry about that,” Mr Esmonde laughed.Leading architects Hayes Anderson Lynch and the interior design team at Coco Republic have delivered floor plans from 157sq m to 197sq m, stunning interiors, precision fit-outs and cutting edge appliances.A sales apartment is open for viewing. Developer: Joint project between Holm Developments and DeMartini Fletcher Property Development Address: 22 Victoria Parade, Clayfield Price: $1.2 million to $1.65 millionlast_img read more

Pirates Track Results At Decatur Central Invite

first_imgThe Greensburg Girls Track and Field team were very competitive Friday night at Decatur Central’s Joe Schott Memorial Twilight Invitational. Placing 3rd behind Brownsburg and Ben Davis, the Lady Pirates defeated Greenfield-Central, Decatur Central, Tindley, Herron, and Covenant Christian.The girls placed in all 16 events with a couple of Runner Up Championships and a handful of personal records. The evening started with Cathy Newhart, Morgan Winkler, Julia Ankney and Cami Jones taking 2nd in the 3200m relay and Arie Hampton capturing 2nd in high jump.The successful night continued as the shot putters, long jumpers and hurdlers all advanced into finals in their events. All the Ladies performed well and really stepped up to some tough competition. Mary West made big improvements in both the 100 & 200 with new PRs. Julia Ankney also dropped time from her previous 400 and Lily Grimes threw another PR in discus.Results are as follows:Runner Up ChampionsArie Hampton – High Jump3200m Relay Team (Newhart, Wiinkler, Ankney, Jones)3rd PlaceCami Jones – 1600Julia Ankney – 400Ellie Kramer – Pole Vault4th PlaceCathy Newhart – 1600 & 3200400 Relay Team (Rylie Smith, Mary West, Jaylin Hampton, Ashlynn Meyer)1600 Relay Team (Jones, Montana Whitaker, Meyer, Ankney)5th PlaceRylie Smith – Long JumpLily Grimes – Shot PutAshlynn Meyer – 100H & 300HMary West – 100 & 200Cami Jones – 8006th PlaceJaylin Hampton – Long JumpRylie Smith – 100H7th PlaceErin Browning – Shot PutRylie Smith – 300H8th PlaceLily Grimes – DiscusJulia Ankney – 800Some of the Lady Pirates will compete again Tuesday at East Central against the Trojans and Batesville Bulldogs.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.On Friday evening, the Greensburg Boys Track and Field team finished 4th at the Joe Schott Twilight Invitational at Decatur Central High School. Brownsburg won the team title while Warren Central took the runner-up spot.The Pirates did take one title on the evening as the 4×800 squad of seniors Reid McClintic, Kevin Johnson, Louis Moore and freshman Hunter Butz won in 8:37.43. The time is a season best for the squad and McClintic and Moore each had relay leg PR’s. The race set the tone for the squad on the evening as the team placed in 14 of 16 events. Overall this was a tremendous night against tough competition.Meet placers and PR performances.Discus: Tanner Yonts, 3rd 118′Shot Put: Dylan Cain, 6th 40’4″Long Jump: Zach Pokrzywinski, 2nd 6′ Pole Vault: Matthew Myer, 5th 9’6″ =PR100m: Isaiah Myer, 7th 11.74 PR; Pokrzywinski, 8th 11.88 PR110H: Collin Springmeyer, 4th 18.27 PR, Vincent Pavy, 5th 18.29200m: Isaiah Myer, 8th 24.21 PR1600m: Jared Hasselbring, 5th 4:48.42; Johnson 4:49.41 6th 4:49.41 PR4×100 Relay: 6th 47.17 Season Best (I. Myer, Pavy, Luke Lozier, Pokrzywinski)400m: Daimon Austin 7th, 54.89 Season Best800m: Butz 3rd, 2:10.47; Moore, 5th 2:11.253200m: Hasselbring, 4th 10:41.40 PR; McClintic, 5th10:41.604×400 Relay: 6th 3:48.30 (Jadrian Woods, Moore, Butz, Austin)Some of the Pirates will be in action on Tuesday when they compete against East Central and Connersville.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Despite faceoff deficiency, Syracuse’s offense manages to put together series of runs

first_img Published on March 24, 2013 at 12:24 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 VILLANOVA, Pa. — JoJo Marasco and Syracuse’s first midfield line needed to do anything they could to stay warm. Relegated to the sideline by Thomas Croonquist’s dominance at the faceoff X, Marasco and Co. had to settle for running in place or jumping up and down on the sideline instead of actually running around on the field for the vast majority of Saturday night’s 11-10 loss to Villanova.Croonquist won 22 faceoffs to the Orange’s two on Saturday, keeping SU’s potent offense away from the action and allowing the Wildcats to outshoot Syracuse 44-21. But when the Orange had its opportunities it capitalized, scoring on nearly half of its shot attempts.“We tried to slow the thing down, get better possessions, work for good goals,” SU head coach John Desko said, “because I thought when we did have the ball and took our time on offense we were getting good shots.”After an uneventful first frame, Syracuse’s offense went to work in the second quarter, piecing together a 3-0 run. The Orange went into halftime having scored five goals on just 10 shots.Villanova outshot SU in all four quarters. During that second-quarter run, Syracuse scored on half of its six shots in the frame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse reeled off another mini run in the third quarter. It scored back-to-back goals to stretch the lead back to three as part of a four-goal third quarter. Again, the Orange scored on half of its shots.“You’ve got to be real smart with the ball when you get over and especially with the defense playing a lot of defense,” Marasco said. “With these new rules, with the stall teams are going to go right into zone and you’ve got to make a quick play, so it’s going to be tough on you when you don’t have the ball.”But all the offensive efficiency that SU displayed in the first three quarters wouldn’t matter in the fourth. Syracuse failed to win a single faceoff as Croonquist continued his remarkable run of dominance at the X. The Orange got off just three shots and capitalized on just one.Trailing for the first time on the day, Marasco set up the offense with less than a minute remaining. Two years ago he scored a game-winning goal on this very field. On Saturday his heroics would be needed to extend the game. He charged toward the crease, hoping to draw the defense over, and misfired on a pass to Luke Cometti. VU scooped up the loose ball and ran out the clock against an exhausted SU defense.“In the fourth quarter I think maybe we took one or two possessions,” Marasco said. “That hurts you. Your first midfield line doesn’t get on the field.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more