PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A prominent Pakistani rights activist living in exile says her father was arrested in the northwestern city of Peshawar after a court denied him bail on charges of terror financing and sedition. Gulalai Ismail tweeted that her father, Mohammad Ismail, was arrested on Wednesday. The father is wanted in a long-standing case that also charges his wife and daughter since 2019, when Gulalai Ismail fled to the U.S. to avoid harassment by Pakistani security agencies because of her investigations into alleged human rights abuses by soldiers. Pakistani activists and journalists have increasingly come under attack by the government and the security establishments, restricting the space for criticism and dissent.
Hershel Frankiel was just 8 when he was told to crawl into a hole in Nazi-occupied Poland with his parents and aunt. Inside a shed and covered with wood, the hole was 6 feet wide, 6 feet long and 2 1/2 feet deep. Its occupants crammed in like sardines to avoid being found and given to the Nazis. In the morning, the owner of the farm carried a pail to the barn to milk his cow, secretly bringing food that he slipped through a shaft to his Jewish refugees. Out the shaft they would pass their bodily waste. Over the final two years of World War II, Frankiel left the ditch only once. “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center, the West L.A.-based human-rights organization named after the famed Nazi hunter. “As long as we can help the younger generations connect the human face of a neighbor, it is going to have a much more immediate and deeper impact on California.” Many synagogues and Hebrew schools encourage their teenagers to document a survivor’s story. That is why Ruth Birndorf, who was interviewed by a student at Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School in Northridge, is heading to Sacramento. Birndorf, a German-born Dutch Jew, spent a year stuck in a safe-house attic and another living in the corner of an upstairs bedroom. “You could never go near a window because you couldn’t cast a shadow. And if anybody came over, we hid behind a false wall in the closet,” the 75-year-old Woodland Hills woman said. “You lived in constant fear of being discovered because you knew once you were discovered, that meant certain death. And it was not just you. It was the family who took you in. “It was amazingly courageous what they did,” she said of those who harbored Jews. “They just followed their hearts and their conscience.” Birndorf keeps in touch with her protectors’ children, whom she calls her brother and sister. The Capitol visits are being orchestrated by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, who for the past two years assisted former Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn with the annual event. Each legislator’s office is financing their survivor’s travel. Levine, who is Jewish, said the half-day event, which will include survivors speaking from the Assembly floor, is one of many programs needed to ensure that people never forget. “The Holocaust was a terrible tragedy that occurred 60-plus years ago. But when you look around the world today, you still see tragedies of the same proportion,” Levine said. “Kosovo and Darfur and Rwanda. The list goes on. We are not learning, and we need to learn from the past and stop these things before they rise to the level of the Holocaust.” [email protected] (818) 713-3634 If you go Holocaust Remembrance Day will be commemorated at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Kamenir Chapel of Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley. Also, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Israeli consul general will speak at 1:45 p.m. at the Holocaust Monument in Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s amazing how adaptable people are,” said Frankiel, now 71 and living in Hollywood. “I feel more fortunate now and more acceptant of the privilege of having lived through that.” Along with Holocaust survivors from every district in the California Assembly, Frankiel will be in Sacramento on Monday to share his story of survival as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be commemorated worldwide Sunday. Every year, Jews observe Yom HaShoah – its Hebrew name – to preserve the memory of 6 million murdered Jews, and to decry the pronouncements of Holocaust deniers such as those who gathered last November in Iran, where President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has deemed the Holocaust a myth and called for the annihilation of Israel. “Those who deny the Holocaust, I ask them: Find me those who vanished,” Vernon Rusheen, 82, of Woodland Hills demanded during a recent survivors conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Observing Yom HaShoah gains significance each year because those who were liberated from the concentration camps or survived in hiding are now dying of old age. Without their faces we are prone to forget, Jewish leaders say.
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/15/bang_bc214f5b-e83b-4ad1-b4f1-9c427ec282ef”]Stephen Curry faced off against his brother, Seth Curry, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.It’s a rare instance when two brothers face each other in the NBA playoffs. That puts their family in an awkward position as their parents had to flip a coin to decide on which son to root for. One would wear the jersey of one son and the other would wear the jersey of the other, according to Dieter Kurtenbach. At …
This year’s Games will involve around 6 500 athletes from 70 nations in 17 sports, with bowlers competing in singles, pairs and trips at one of Glasgow’s most famous parks, the picturesque Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre. Champions back in the mix No one can be assured of a place in the team, but six of the eight champions from Delhi – Gerry Baker, Wayne Perry, Tracy-Lee Botha, Gidion Vermeulen, Santjie Steyn and Susan Nel – are back in the mix. Prince Neluonde, who made an impressive debut against Namibia late last year, will attempt to become the first black African bowler to compete at the Games.‘Highly respected worldwide’ “South African bowls is highly respected worldwide,” Bowls South Africa President Allan Freeman said in a statement on Monday. Commonwealth Games record The country has secured 30 medals (12 gold) at the Commonwealth spectacle since the inaugural 1930 British Empire Games in Ontario, to lie fourth in the all-time list behind England (39), Australia (36) and New Zealand (35). The Commonwealth Games’ bowls programme will include fully integrated competing para-sport athletes. Spectators are welcome at the all-day national trials.GOLD SQUADS WOMEN: Tracy-Lee Botha (Jhb), Gaylyn Bedford-Owen (Sables), Sylvia Burns (WP), Pam Cole-Cook (Kingfisher), Theuna Grobler (WP), Louise Larkin (Port Natal), Geraldine Moodaley (N Cape) Susan Nel (Sables), Nici Neal (Sables), Denise Musson (N Cape), Colleen Piketh (JBA), Esme Steyn (JBA), Santjie Steyn (Boland), Rene Swanepoel (WP), Lourenza van der Merwe (EP), Bronwyn Webber (P Natal) MEN: Pikkie Abbott (North West), Gerry Baker (JBA), Pierre Breitenbach (NW), Bobby Donnelly (JBA), Jason Evans (JBA), Peter Hufkie (EP), Rudi Jacobs (NFS), Rufus McCarthy (Gauteng N), Hertzog Meiring (SFS), Stuart Milligan (P Natal), Prince Neluonde (JBA), Thinus Oelofse (E Gauteng), Wayne Perry (JBA), Conrad Potgieter (Border), Nic Rusling (Sables), Gidion Vermeulen (P Natal) SAinfo reporter 28 January 2014 South Africa’s elite bowlers will be targeting places at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, when national trials are held at the end of this month. At the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010, South African bowlers claimed three gold medals. Five men and five women lawn bowlers will represent the country at the multi-sport showpiece, together with two blind and three disabled bowlers. They have a proud record to uphold. Best in Delhi South Africa’s three gold medals in Delhi was the most won by any of the 24 competing nations, with the titles coming in the men’s pairs, and the men’s and women’s trips. The selectors will name the team after a Gold Squad final trials camp, which includes 16 bowlers of each gender, at Edenvale Bowling Club from 31 January to 2 February. The team will be announced, subject to approval by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), at the annual Warwick Wealth/Bowls SA Masters in Johannesburg on 13 February. The standard and stakes are high, with limited spots available in the team, and there will be no quarter asked or given in a code where South Africa boasts an enviable record. “Our medal tally in the highly competitive international arena underlies our players’ unbelievable standard of discipline and skill. The country will hope another gold haul is ‘mined’, this time from Glasgow.”
The 10 young designers at Soulart recycle waste, turning it into artful, sought-after items. They work under the genial eye of founder Brian Sibusiso Mokhachane, who says his initiative is helping to create jobs and tackle drug abuse and littering. SoulArt Bags (Images: Redbull Amaphiko)A skills development initiative in Soweto is raising awareness of recycling, job creation, skills development and rehabilitation.The Soulart Foundation tackles drug abuse, youth unemployment and litter in the vast city next to Johannesburg, through creating art from discarded materials. Soulart is the brainchild of Brian Sibusiso Mokhachane, a social entrepreneur from Soweto.He works out of a backyard studio in Protea with 10 youth; together they create art, furniture and designs from recycled material.“We are at the frontline of tackling substance abuse, peer pressure and unemployment that leads the youth into irresponsible behaviour,” he told Redbull Amaphiko. “They also earn commission for their work that is sold.”SEWING FOR A LIVINGSoulart has 10 trained designers who operate the sewing machine and are experienced in the production process.“We supply three stores in Johannesburg who stock our products. There’s also demand for our products at markets. We are now looking into expanding the number of stores that we stock to outside Gauteng.SoulArt has a pop-up store at different markets around the country.“Our next project is turning a dumping site into a recreational park that will host an art academy. This will allow us to move production out of our backyard studio and will bring more youth into the project. This will have a bigger impact on the community as well as reducing dumping sites and raising awareness of recycling.”According to Soulart, more than anything it is and always will be about love: love liberates, love gives, love shares, love cares, love leads, love empowers, love brings joy, love brings peace, love brings humility, love makes collaborations possible, love respects, love restores hope.SoulArt furniture made out of discarded material and cans.SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIPMokhachane explained that in his understanding a social entrepreneur was a person who wanted to develop his or her community, build and inspire people.He has made bags from fabric cut offs, chairs from discarded paraffin tins and journals from discarded files. All the designers with whom he works receive a percentage of the sales he makes.Are you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
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Johnny ManzielTexas A&M20137593286.7 392005USC95.878.717.1 402014Oregon91.369.921.4 432006BYU90.064.525.5 352010Stanford91.976.415.5 Johnny ManzielTexas A&M20121,41045%91.3 Denard RobinsonMichigan20121,2665382.7 Cam NewtonAuburn20101,4733790.0 202005Penn State74.083.49.4 Matt JonesArkansas20046223081.7 Tim TebowFlorida20078953486.5 Dak PrescottMississippi St.20138293486.5 422015Alabama70.892.922.1 162012Oregon88.381.76.6 RANKSEASONTEAMOFFENSEDEFENSEGAP 82014Alabama84.982.52.4 282009TCU70.282.612.4 Greg Ward Jr.Houston20151,0343381.1 Chase ClementRice20086933778.8 Collin KleinKansas St.20129203783.1 QUARTERBACKTEAMSEASONRUSH YARDSSHARE OF TEAM RUSHINGQBR Denard RobinsonMichigan20101,7025579.9 322015Ohio State67.080.613.6 262008Texas89.077.611.4 362008Oklahoma95.379.216.1 Terrance BroadwayLA-Lafayette20127693175.0 42010Boise State87.886.90.9 92008USC89.486.62.8 Watson’s excellence under a heavy all-around workload puts him in rare company. He is one of 14 quarterbacks over the past 11 seasons (shown in the table below) to post a season QBR of 75 or higher while also rushing for at least 30 percent of his team’s total yards on the ground. The only quarterbacks to post better QBR numbers while running as much: Manziel (twice), Pat White and Newton. And Watson is a sophomore, meaning that — like Manziel — he could end up on this list again. 122008Florida91.486.45.0 Cody FajardoNevada20121,1213278.2 Pat WhiteWest Virginia20071,3353583.3 132007Kansas184.108.40.206 342011Alabama80.494.514.1 62007West Virginia78.577.60.9 222011Oklahoma State220.127.116.11 22015Oklahoma83.383.00.3 Tyler MurphyBoston College20141,1843680.2 Dak PrescottMississippi St.20155413281.3 112011Boise State82.477.54.9 412009Texas67.489.121.7 Deshaun WatsonClemson20158873186.6 32006USC79.079.60.6 152009Florida80.186.05.9 52012Alabama90.391.20.9 172010Ohio State80.087.07.0 EFFICIENCY 242013Baylor87.977.810.1 272014TCU75.888.012.2 312009Alabama77.389.912.6 382012Texas A&M91.374.616.7 Balance of elite college football teams, 2005-15 182005Texas92.085.07.0 192010Alabama87.779.18.6 252005Ohio State73.383.710.4 212012FSU74.383.89.5 Oklahoma: The balanced Sooners are favoritesOklahoma is our model’s favorite to win the College Football Playoff, with a 41 percent chance at the national championship. If the Sooners do take home the trophy, it will likely be due to a stellar effort on both offense and defense. This isn’t exactly a novel conceit — every team needs both units to play well to succeed at the highest levels — but it’s particularly true for Oklahoma, one of the most balanced teams in recent college football history.Overall, Oklahoma is very good, rating well in all the fashionable advanced metrics. The Sooners sit at No. 1 in ESPN’s Football Power Index, which FiveThirtyEight’s college football model uses for game predictions. Oklahoma is also the top team according to Football Perspective’s Simple Rating System. And according to our Elo ratings, the Sooners are the fifth-best squad.That’s all remarkable, in the usual ways a championship-level team is remarkable; what’s less common, though, is Oklahoma’s balance. The Sooners are the only team in the country to rate in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. On offense, quarterback Baker Mayfield leads a sharp passing attack, with heavy utilization of All-American receiver Sterling Shepard. Buttressing that efficiency through the air is an impressive running back duo of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, who have combined for more than 2,000 yards this year. The Sooner defense, led by standout linebacker Eric Striker, can crimp offenses in several ways — it’s in the top 10 among all FBS teams in both sacks and interceptions.One way to look at team balance historically is to define it as the absolute gap between a team’s offensive and defensive efficiency ratings. Going back to the 2005 season among teams in the top four in overall efficiency, these Sooners are the second-most-balanced team of the decade. Only the 2013 Alabama squad had a smaller gap between its offense and defense. 332011LSU76.690.213.6 302014Ohio State87.574.912.6 Source: ESPN, TRUMEDIA Is Deshaun Watson the new Johnny Manziel? 292007USC71.183.512.4 Source: ESPN 72006Ohio State83.382.11.2 When Oklahoma faces Clemson on New Year’s Eve, its defense will have to confront a passing and rushing attack orchestrated by a quarterback with myriad skills — ranging from a dangerous deep passing ability to sharp scrambling instincts. Deshaun Watson is the rare QB who excels at being a one-man offense. 372013Oregon87.771.316.4 Clemson: Deshaun Watson is a one-man offenseUndefeated, No. 1-ranked Clemson enters the College Football Playoff with two major advantages: a top-notch defense and a star quarterback. The Tigers’ offensive attack is led by Deshaun Watson, a Heisman finalist and electric dual-threat quarterback in the vein of Johnny Manziel and Cam Newton. And like Manziel and Newton, Watson has carried his team into the national spotlight seemingly by himself.According to ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating (QBR), Watson is the third-highest-rated quarterback in the nation. (By adjusting for opponent strength, QBR aims to be a comprehensive measure of QB performance.) The only QBs to rate higher than Watson are Brandon Allen, of five-loss Arkansas, and Baylor’s Seth Russell, who suffered a season-ending injury after seven excellent games. Watson’s raw stats are also impressive: He has accumulated more than 3,500 yards and 30 passing touchdowns through the air, along with another 887 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and 11 rushing touchdowns on the ground.Overall, Watson is responsible for 66 percent of Clemon’s total offensive yards (passing and rushing combined). Considering how efficiently he has played (shown by QBR) and how much of the offensive burden he has shouldered, Watson’s season is quite the outlier. 232006LSU85.075.19.9 102013FSU93.589.24.3 12013Alabama85.785.90.2 142015Clemson81.387.15.8 Pat WhiteWest Virginia20061,2193190.5 Clemson and Oklahoma square off on New Year’s Eve in a matchup that pits the nation’s only remaining undefeated team (the Tigers) against the favorite according to FiveThirtyEight’s college football model (the Sooners). Both teams have a strong defense, but on offense they’re a contrast. Clemson has a one-man scoring machine in dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson. Oklahoma, on the other hand, is evenly balanced between a nifty passing attack and two strong running backs. In fact, the Sooners are one of the more balanced teams in recent college football history. 442007Florida93.149.843.3 Of course, offense and defense aren’t all there is to football. And on special teams, the Sooners aren’t quite so intimidating or balanced. Frankly, they’re bad. Oklahoma is ranked No. 93 of 128 FBS teams.At least broadly, it looks like Oklahoma is on to something here. The correlation between overall efficiency and the gap between offense and defense among all teams is strong and negative,1Specifically, it’s -0.195. meaning the less balanced a team is, the worse it performs. This isn’t an effect of talent imbalance among worse schools, either: Among the top 25 teams in overall efficiency in each season since 2005, the more efficient teams have been slightly more balanced as well, though the relationship is weaker here.If Oklahoma wins out and reconfirms FiveThirtyEight’s soothsaying abilities, it will likely go down as one of the least one-dimensional teams that college football has seen in quite some time. Perhaps this style doesn’t produce the same thrilling, back-and-forth games the best imbalanced squads play, like that ridiculous 2007 Gators season (Tim Tebow’s first as a full-time starter), but its effectiveness isn’t in doubt.Read more: Alabama’s Dominant Run Attack vs. A Lucky Michigan State Team