Former Cairo correspondent denied entry on arrival in Egypt

first_imgNews Receive email alerts to go further Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution RSF_en May 31, 2018 Former Cairo correspondent denied entry on arrival in Egypt January 22, 2021 Find out more Nina Hubinet flew to Cairo on 25 May with the aim of spending a week-long vacation in Egypt but, when her passport was checked on arrival, security officials told her that her name was on a blacklist.They then questioned her about a story she wrote in 2013 about Egypt’s Nubian ethnic minority and about her coverage of the 2011 uprising. They also wanted to known if she planned to see any of the former Tahrir Square protesters she met in 2011. While based in Cairo, she reported for various French-language media including La Croix and Ouest France. “On what basis does Egypt compile blacklists of unwelcome journalists?” asked Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “What did these Cairo-based foreign correspondents do wrong aside from doing their job as reporters while there? The automatic mistrust of journalists displayed by the Egyptian authorities is very worrying.”In a Facebook post written after being put on a flight back to Paris, Hubinet made it clear that, while aware of how harshly the Egyptian authorities are currently cracking down on journalists and activists, she had not imagined that they would regard her as a problem, in part because she has not written anything on Egypt since 2014.The media outlet she reported most for while in Egypt was the French newspaper La Croix. One of her successors as La Croix’s Cairo stringer, fellow French journalist Rémy Pigaglio, was denied entry to Egypt on his return from a vacation in France in May 2016.Bel Trew, a British journalist working for The Times, was expelled in March of this year. At least 35 journalists are currently imprisoned in connection with their work in Egypt, which is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information February 6, 2021 Find out more News News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Organisation News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Follow the news on Egypt February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the latest sign of Egyptian government mistrust of journalists, its decision to deny entry to French journalist Nina Hubinet last week after questioning her about her coverage of the 2011 uprising and other aspects of her reporting during the five years she was based in Cairo.last_img read more

IMCA state champions receive Eibach awards

first_imgCORONA, Calif. – State champions in six IMCA divisions have received post-season awards from Eibach Springs. “The Eibach program this year includes six randomly selected complete sets of springs and recognizing these six winners is a great punctuation to a great season,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “We are very appreciative of Eibach for not only recognizing these six winners, but providing awards to all of our state champions in 2019.” The 2019 season was Eibach’s 11th as an IMCA sponsor and the first in which contingency awards were given to E3 Spark Plugs State champions. All 80-plus drivers winning IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod state champions received $100 product certificates from the Corona, Calif., manufacturer.center_img Six randomly selected state championship-winning drivers received sets of four springs. Those drivers are Kelsie Foley, Modifieds in Arizona; Dalton Simonsen, Late Models in Iowa; Austin Brauner, Stock Cars in Nebraska; Marc Minutolo, Hobby Stocks in New York; Luke Stallbaumer, Northern SportMods in Kansas; and Taylor Florio, Southern SportMods in Texas. last_img read more

Caroline wins second English senior title

first_img17 May 2019 Caroline wins second English senior title Cheshire’s Caroline Berry was queen of the greens today as she claimed her second win in the English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Enville Golf Club in Staffordshire.She holed a 25-footer for birdie on the 15th to close out the final, defeating Paula Carver of Sussex by 4/3.“To say I am thrilled is the understatement of the world,” said Berry, from Bromborough Golf Club.“It gets harder and harder and these youngsters are getting better and better. But sometimes you have the feeling that it’s your year and I felt good coming in to this, good about my game and good about my putting.”Berry’s game was in all-round great shape in the final, but her putting was outstanding and she holed a number of clutch putts to keep or extend her lead.In one rare aberration on the 11th, she misjudged a putt from off the green, sending it about 20ft past the pin, but she simply rolled in the return to win the hole with a par.“My putting has been the strongest part of my game,” said Berry. “Usually it’s my driving but I struggled little bit at the start of the week. But I felt I hit the ball better and better as the week went on.”She last won this championship at Littlestone in 2010, but counts this as the sweeter win. “That’s not to take anything away from the girls I played then, it was a really good win. But the standard this week! I had to beat three people who played for England last year to get to the final.”There was special praise for her husband and caddy, Geoff, who is the Bromborough club professional. “Geoff is a star,” she said “I do think two heads are better than one.”Berry clinched her place in the final this morning after winning a tight match against senior international Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford) on the 18th.  In earlier matches she defeated internationals Karen Jobling (Richmond) and Sue Spencer (Whittington Heath) after beating Jane Sly (Mill Ride) in the first round.Meanwhile Carver (Worthing) defeated Clarissa Bushell (West Sussex) 3/2 in an all-Sussex semi-final clash. Earlier, she beat Amanda Mayne (Saltford), Jan Harrison (Launceston) and Janette McWhirter (Appleby).This was only Carver’s second appearance in the championship and she commented after the final: “I just didn’t get enough pars, but that takes nothing away from Caroline, she played very solidly.”In the over 60s Ann Howard Trophy, Nottinghamshire’s Carol Wild (pictured below) successfully defended her title. She beat Sheree Dove-Wilde (Camberley Heath) by one hole.“I am ecstatic, I can’t believe it” said Wild, who is the captain of Notts Ladies Golf Club. “I thought it would be tough and I felt the pressure coming into this, even though I’m playing well and my handicap has come down.”Click here for full scores in the championship Wendy Taylor SalverClick here for full scores in the Ann Howard TrophyImages copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: English Senior Women’s Amateur, Enville Golf Clublast_img read more

Join the Providence Patient Advisory Council and Make a Difference for…

first_imgSubmitted by Providence Medical GroupAre you a former patient, or family member of one, who would like to share your ideas to improve patient care at Providence Medical Group clinics, Providence St. Peter or Providence Centralia Hospital?Providence is recruiting new members for its Patient Advisory Council (PAC). Formed in 2011, PAC members influence and impact policies and practices that affect the care and services patients receive.A patient-centered care focus is aided by the Patient Advisory Council’s advice for process and procedures.“The Patient Advisory Council provides an invaluable perspective,” says Providence Southwest Washington CEO Medrice Coluccio. “Our mission is all about serving patients and families. With PAC members serving on committees, the eyes of the patient are always with us.”Watch this video to learn about some of the PAC’s experiences.New members, young and old alike, are needed to bring in representation of patients who receive care from Providence Medical Group and the different communities Providence serves.The council meets each month, working on projects ranging from service excellence and quality oversight to fall prevention and palliative care. The PAC also serves as a focus group for hospital directors who seek insight about a particular challenge in their department. Council members are briefed on the situation, then offer specific advice about what process changes and staff behaviors they believe would help create a good patient experience.The PAC advises on a whole range of topics impacting patients throughout all the local Providence facilities.“PAC members keep us focused on the patient and improve our quality of care,” says Vice President of Quality Jill Cooper, who also serves as site administrator at Providence Centralia. “We need to hear the voices of our patients and our community in order to ensure our initiatives are high quality and meaningful to our patients.”How can you join?If you’re interested in joining the PAC, contact [email protected] You will receive more information and an application packet. Facebook12Tweet0Pin0last_img read more