June 7, 2021 Find out more News Employed by #5bis Productions, Villeneuve was a very experienced video-reporter who had covered wars all over the world. Haddad, who worked for many French media outlets, briefly found a refuge at the “House of Journalists” in Paris in 2008. He returned to France last year for treatment in Lyon to a hand injury caused by a sniper shot while reporting in Fallujah.RSF shares the concern of the family and friends of Véronique Robert, a Swiss video-reporter who was badly injured by the same explosion. She, Villeneuve and Haddad were all on assignment in Mosul for the France 2 TV channel’s current affairs programme Envoyé Spécial.They were accompanying Iraqi army forces in areas held by Islamic State in the old town, on the west bank of the River Tigris. Samuel Forey, a freelance journalist who was with them, was slightly injured and was evacuated to Baghdad. He has been covering the battle to retake Mosul for various media including Figaro, Télérama and Inrocks.Immediately after the explosion, all three received initial medical attention from US military medical units based in Al-Qayyara, south of Mosul. “Iraq is one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “In 2015 and 2016, it was one of the three countries where the most journalists were killed in the course of their work. War is obviously dangerous but every death or injury is a victim too many. No one should have to pay such a high price just for reporting the news.” A total of 28 professional and non-professional journalists have been killed in Iraq since the start of 2014 (including Stephan Villeneuve and Bakhtiar Haddad). According to RSF’s tally, three journalists have been killed since the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State began in October 2016. Many journalists have also been wounded in the course of covering the clashes between Islamic State and the Iraqi army and its allies.Much of the fighting in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, is taking place in districts with very narrow streets, increasing the dangers for journalists, who are also exposed to Islamic State sniper fire, artillery, improvised explosive devices and mines.The Islamic State fighters in Mosul are still detaining ten Iraqi journalists and media workers who they have held for nearly two years. Islamic State seized all of the media outlets in Mosul in 2014, turning the city into a news and information black hole until the Iraqi army and its allies launched their offensive on 17 October.Iraq is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply saddened to learn that an explosive device killed French journalist Stephan Villeneuve and Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad while they were covering Iraqi counter-terrorist operations in the Ras Al-Jadah district of Mosul, in northern Iraq, yesterday. French journalist Stephan Villeneuve / @Nicolas Jaillard and Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information Organisation June 19, 2017 – Updated on June 21, 2017 Mosul blast kills French and Kurdish journalists June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says FranceIraqEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsViolenceFreedom of expression News FranceIraqEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsViolenceFreedom of expression to go further
There are several potential reasons the Brewers returned Hiura to the minor leagues after such a promising start to his career. The move will likely preserve another year of team control over Hiura without entering arbitration, meaning the Brewers will now almost certainly save money on the infielder in the long run. President of baseball operations David Stearns, however, denied that had an impact on his decision, instead telling the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that Shaw simply deserved an MLB spot more given his success in previous years.In 2018, Shaw surpassed 30 home runs for the second straight campaign, seeming to establish himself as a legitimate power threat before this season’s tumble.“We believe Travis has earned the right to play at the major-league level,” Stearns told the Journal-Sentinel. “He’s healthy. He has gone and done his rehab assignment. We believe it’s time for him to come back.” The Brewers demoted one their best young players to Triple-A on Monday despite his immediate impact on their roster over the past couple of weeks.Second baseman Keston Hiura was optioned to San Antonio to make room for Travis Shaw, who returned from his stint on the IL. Hiura, the top prospect in Milwaukee’s system, hit .281 with five home runs and a stolen base in 17 big league games. Shaw, meanwhile, was batting .163 with four home runs in 40 appearances before suffering a wrist injury. Shaw still has two minor league options, and he would not have needed to go through waivers in order to be sent down to Triple-A. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNOther send-down possibilities in Jesus Aguilar and Eric Thames did not have minor league options, making them unlikely choices to part with in favor of Shaw. The team also elected to keep its eight-man bullpen intact.Though the Brewers were adamant they did not consider service time a factor in demoting Hiura, a league-wide trend of organizations prioritizing future savings over short-term success led to an array of opinions, many of which were negative.you have got to be kidding me. https://t.co/Dj3ROrbAfe— Sam Dekker (@dekker) June 3, 2019Keston Hiura hit .281/.333/.531 with 5 homers in his first 69 MLB plate appearances. His 124 wRC+ is tied for 4th-best on the team.And now he’ll head back to Triple-A and bide his time. This figures to ensure he isn’t a Super 2 player eventually.Blech.— Brew Crew Ball (@BrewCrewBall) June 3, 2019So a team in first place in their division is sending down a top prospect who performed really well at the major league level. Healthy climate we’ve got.— Jared Wyllys (@jwyllys) June 3, 2019The Brewers value organizational depth more than anything so I’m not stunned here. Debate whether it’s the right or wrong move (I vote wrong) but it’s not surprising. However I do feel this is uniquely a Brewers move. I’m not sure any other team sends a guy like Hiura back down https://t.co/QyFY5XV1Mz— Bart Winkler (@WinksThinks) June 3, 2019Keston Hiura’s demotion after hitting .281/.333/.531 is nothing more than the Brewers keeping their options open. He’ll be back later in the season and on the postseason roster.Travis Shaw isn’t a huge asset, but there’s no reason to ditch him now.— Steve Gardner (@SteveAGardner) June 3, 2019Sticking with Hiura means giving up on Aguilar, who hit 35 homers last year, or Shaw, who was a 4-WAR player each of the last two years. Hard to blame the Brewers for not wanting to do that.— Matthew Pouliot (@matthewpouliot) June 3, 2019
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down dana tompkins · 341 weeks ago hey cue, where are the wrestlers at today? Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Before the season started Wellington head wrestling coach Mitch McComb said the Crusaders had the possibility of winning the Ark Valley- Chisholm League Div. IV. After Thursday night, that could very well happen. Wellington defeated Andale (!) by a 57-10 score. The Crusaders would cap off the evening with a 42-31 victory over Clearwater.That now puts the Crusaders at 2-0 in the AV-CTL DIV and 13-5 overall in duals. Here’s the problem. Augusta is looming. The Orioles are 12-1 overall and just beat Winfield Thursday night 62-3.Â Earlier in the year, Augusta beat Clearwater 61-9.The two teams will be strapping in on Thursday night at home at 6 p.m. for what could be the league title.“If we were in Vegas and they were giving odds, Wellington would be significant underdogs against Augusta,” McComb said. “It all will come down to match-ups and injuries.”Â But first things first, and Wellington set itself up for the showdown by taking care of business Thursday night in Clearwater.Andale had five starters out of the lineup against Wellington. Two were sick, two were injured, and one was out for other reasons.So that gave Wellington 25 points. McComb said going in had those five wrestlers been on the mat he had Wellington penciled in with a 30-28 victory.“It would have been close,” McComb said.Brad Wiens had an exceptional night at 126 and got a surprise pin against Andale.Â Also, Matthew Mason at 120 won his first varsity match with a 13-11 decision victory over Andale.If there was one match to watch all evening, it would have been Wellington’s Andrew Pelkey at 145 against Andale’s Tyler Mies, who is the top ranked Class 4A wrestler at 138.“He may be the best 138-pound wrestler in Kansas in all ranks,” McComb said. “He has lost two matches in Oklahoma this year. Other than that he hasn’t been beaten.”On Thursday, Mies wrestled up a weight division Thursday so he could battle Pelkey, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A. Mies would win 9-1 scoring three takedowns and a reversal. But Pelkey kept his “backless” streak alive by not given up a pin or near fall points. He hasn’t had any near fall points since the Wellington wrestling tournament in 2012.Against Clearwater, Wellington fell behind early 21-6 but did get another surprise pin by Wiens. Andrew Horn lost a tough 6-5 match against Clearwater. But from 152 pounds on when Ben DeJarnett pinned his wrestler, it was pretty much all Wellington.Chance Hain at 170 pounds, Taylon Lamkin at 195 and Tyson Hodson at heavyweight all got pins while Dalton Holt got a forfeit. Clearwater’s lone victory in the heavyweight classes was Aaron Fair’s major decision 13-2 technical fall loss at 182. Still, that was significant in that Fair was pinned by this same wrestler earlier in the season.Wellington won’t wrestle this weekend. Its full concentration is on Augusta the week following.