TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS And there’s all this inside Rugby World too…Exclusive Six Nations travel offers – find out all about our reader trips to Italy v England and England v WalesGet to know Newcastle’s ‘club hero’ Mark WilsonEdinburgh and Scotland lock Ben Toolis talks lineouts, learnings and life as a twinMeet rising stars Jordan Larmour, of Leinster, and Edinburgh’s Luke CrosbieEngland Sevens’ Ruaridh McConnochie is gearing up for a busy seasonInside the Mind of… Exeter Chiefs wing Olly WoodburnGrass-roots news in our club sectionCallum Gibbins explains how he’s found his feet quickly at Glasgow WarriorsJames Haskell on DJing, diggers and dinner party guestsGloucester and Wales flanker Ross Moriarty gives his tips on making a dominant tackleAmy Turner is hoping to help Harlequins Women win more club titlesLearn how to add a spring to your step with our ‘Bootcamp’ advice. The lowdown on the contents of Rugby World’s December 2017 issue 6. Johnny SextonThe Ireland fly-half reflects on the ups and downs of his career in ‘My Life in Pictures’, from celebrating the 2013 Lions series win with James Bond to Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final exit in 2015, from his St Mary’s schooldays to going blond last year. For bonus content, he talks about a further four photos here.Fresh faced: Johnny Sexton in action for St Mary’s College in 2003. Photo: Inpho7. Loughborough LightningThe latest stop in our ‘Welcome to my Club’ series sees RW’s Alan Dymock go back to university to find out how Loughborough Lightning are enjoying the new Tyrrells Premier 15s competition.8. Need for SpeedWe talk to the likes of Darren Campbell, Tonderai Chavhanga and Conrad Smith to find out why pace can make all the difference at Test level.9. Scott WilliamsThe Scarlets and Wales centre takes RW’s Owain Jones for a spin in his rally car and explains how he is already planning for life after rugby with his motorsport and fabrication business.Roaring engine: Scott Williams with his rally car at Pembrey Race Circuit. Photo: Huw Evans Agency10. Blind rugbyFind out more about the sport of blind rugby, which launched this year. From how it’s played to what it’s like to take part, we have the lowdown. The autumn Internationals are upon us and Rugby World’s December 2017 issue is the perfect accompaniment to all of the Test action in November. We have exclusive interviews with big-name stars as well as hard-hitting opinion pieces on the game’s big issues. Here are ten reasons to pick up a copy of the new issue – and find out how to download the digital edition here…1. All BlacksNew Zealand, the world’s No 1 team, have a busy European tour in November and Rugby World has spoken to their latest wonder wing Rieko Ioane. The 20-year-old has scored nine tries in ten Tests and caused defences myriad problems since making his debut a year ago. No wonder he says he’s “like a kid in a candy store”. As well as that exclusive interview, Sean Holley examines how the All Blacks break a defence in The Analyst.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERE2. Injury crisisThe spate of injuries in the Aviva Premiership this season has sparked growing concerns, but our resident columnist Ben Ryan believes changing two things would reduce injuries across all levels of the game. Find out what they are in the new issue.3. Courtney LawesThe forward has been tearing up trees for Northampton this season but insists there is still room for improvement. As he prepares for England’s autumn Tests, he talks form, defence and leadership.Full stretch: Courtney Lawes scores a try for Northampton. Photo: Getty Images4. ArgentinaThe Pumas were World Cup semi-finalists in 2015 but have now slipped to tenth in the rankings. So why haven’t Argentina kicked on? Stephen Jones looks at what’s gone wrong and what must change if they are to be contenders at RWC 2019.5. Wales’ selection policyFormer Wales full-back Lee Byrne gives his verdict on the new selection policy the WRU have introduced, whereby players based outside of Wales can only be picked to represent their country if they have 60 or more caps.
News Organisation Middle East – North Africa Egypt Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesImprisoned Follow the news on Egypt RSF_en According to the information gathered by RSF, the release of twojournalists held provisionally since December 2017 – freelancephotographer Ahmed Abu Zeid and one journalists with thenewspaper El Dyar, Ahmed Bayoumi – should beimminent. Their release was announced on 9 December. Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution News “The Egyptian authorities must carry out judicial decisions andkeep journalists’ families informed,” said Sabrina Bennoui, thehead of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The constant toing and froing injudicial decisions and the way new investigations are suddenlyannounced are both absurd and cruel for the journalists and theirfamilies.” Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately free journalists who remain in provisional detention although their release was ordered by a Cairo security court. Of six releases ordered by the court, only two have been carried out. Egypt is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News The same applies to Mohamed Al-Husseini Hassan, a journalistwith the newspaper Al-Shura, who should officially have been released on 26 November. Ahmed El-Sakhawy, a freelance journalist who had been heldsince September 2017 and Ahmed Al-Tukhi fromEl Dyar arethe only two of the six journalists whose release has so far carriedout in response to the security court’s orders. February 1, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information The Badr family’s anguish over the uncertainty surrounding his faterecalls the experience of the family of Mahmoud Hussein, an AlJazeera journalist held since 2016 whose release was announced inMay. His family was waiting to receive him only to discover afterseveral days of uncertainty that his release had been cancelled onthe grounds that a new investigation had been ordered. They weregiven no additional explanation. His release was initially ordered in July but the order was rescindedafter the prosecution appealed against the decision although he hasspent more than two years in administrative detention. His family hasbeen seeking explanations from the authorities ever since. Receive email alerts to go further December 16, 2019 Egyptian authorities release two journalists and delay four Middle East – North Africa Egypt Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesImprisoned The victims include Badr Mohamed Badr, the editor of thenewspaper Al-Osra Al-Arabiya, whose release was authorized bythe court on 24 November. His family has had no news of him since 3December. February 6, 2021 Find out more January 22, 2021 Find out more
As the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) withdraws, the creation of community watch teams is rapidly spreading in Monrovia and its environs in direct response to the increasing incidents of armed robberies, security analysts have confirmed to the Daily Observer.The UNMIL drawdown ends on June 30, 2016.In addition to armed robberies are ‘heart men’ activities have also escalated in many parts of the country as the 2017 general elections draw closer and contenders for political office engage in the sacrifice of body parts to fulfil their ambitions. In separate armed robbery incidents in Morris Farm and Wood Camp communities in Paynesville in April, armed robbers made away with cash and property valued at thousands of Liberian and United States dollars.In one of the two incidents, a resident of Morris Farm identified as Bob Aaron Sattie sustained a serious ear injury.Mr. Sattie, a Sierra Leonean national, disclosed that US$3,500 and L$150,000 were taken away by the armed robbers.Many residents interviewed fear that with the UNMIL drawdown next month, the armed robbers will step up their attacks against homes and businesses unless the security agencies are able to step into the vacancy and protect citizens and residents.Fatorma B. Siafa, 54, of Wood Camp said the community will buttress the efforts of the Liberia National Police’s (LNP) night time patrols in their area.“It is difficult, if not impossible, for police officers to always be present in every corner of our city,” Mr. Siafa reasoned.Beatrice M. Williams, 44, also of Morris Farm, said the community watch teams should be provided with basic security training to be able to protect the residents.Businessman Joe B. Washington, 65, of ELWA King Gray Community told the Daily Observer that the community watch team initiative will greatly enhance the work of LNP officers in preventing and combating armed robberies.“Armed robberies could be minimized in Monrovia through a community based collaborative initiative such as watch teams involving community residents,” said Mr. Washington.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)