Author Archives: Sam

Surveys to help AIA determine fate of fall sports season

Questions regarding whether the state of Arizona will have a fall sports season and how it will go about occurring in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could be answered in the coming weeks. As it looks ahead to the possibility of having a fall sports season, the Arizona Interscholastic Association will soon be sending surveys out to all ...

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CSA gets green light to host matches as Sports Minister approves 7 additional sports

“These Sport bodies have submitted their plans, indicating their state of readiness and their commitment to adhere to stringent health protocols that they will implement in accordance with the prescribed regulations and directions,” said the government in a statement. “The sport bodies are urged to take note of and implement the comments from the Health authorities, as applies to each ...

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Can Live Sports Transform The Streaming Video Wars?

The NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball are stumbling, badly, toward a resumption of games, trying to figure out how to make money in a resurgent pandemic with few or no paying fans in attendance, the same giant problem facing movie theaters and concert venues. Meanwhile, people are cutting the cord on their traditional pay-TV packages at a record pace, ...

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Syrian regime tightens grip on Damascus merchants

  Talal al-Barazi’s attending most important economic activities and meeting with the major traders in Damascus, on 15 June, as well as his statements which  were described as “transparent” by members of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce, was not a coincidence or merely a periodic visit to the chamber. But it was under the aim of urging merchants to participate ...

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Syrian envoy in Lebanon expresses confidence in winning over Caesar Act

BEIRUT, June 26 (Xinhua) — Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel Karim Ali said Friday he is sure that Syria will win over Caesar Act which defends Israeli aggressions and American ambitions in the region, the National News Agency reported. “The U.S. aims to impose its hegemony on the world,” he said during a ceremony held by Palestinian factions in ...

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US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia offers rare apology to rivals amid unity talks

The leading Kurdish militia in northeast Syria has apologized for its actions against an opposition Kurdish political party that resulted in the deaths of several civilians in 2013. The gesture by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) is aimed at accelerating a US-brokered political reconciliation process between its political arm, the Democratic Unity Party (PYD), and an alliance of opposition parties ...

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Qatar takes part in meeting to support Syria

Brussels: The State of Qatar participated in the “Supporting Syrian Resilience: From Life-Saving to LifeSustaining” meeting, which was organised by the Middle East and North Africa Division at the UK Department for International Development. Head of Mission of the State of Qatar to the European Union, H E Ambassador Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Khulaifi, represented Qatar in the meeting, which ...

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‘Ayouni’, the documentary film that puts a face to Syria’s forcibly disappeared

For six years, Fedda filmed these two women, who did not know each other but were brought together by a common tragedy. “I had started a project on Father Dall’Oglio, a friend of mine, when we learned of his kidnapping. My film then took a different turn,” the director told FRANCE 24. From Iraq to Italy through Lebanon and the ...

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Syria risks another wave of migration, UN food agency warns

The humanitarian situation in Syria is set to worsen unless more international aid is able to reach the population, the United Nations food agency chief told the Associated Press ahead of an international donor conference next week. World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley told the AP an increasing number of Syrians, at least one million, are “literally on the brink ...

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Free the Open Technology Fund

Last November, I flew to Taipei and checked into a hotel for a two-day gathering of roughly 150 activists, security researchers, and software developers from all over the world committed to helping people use technology to fight authoritarian repression and protect themselves from extremist attacks. Taiwan’s digital minister, Audrey Tang, a hacker and open-source software developer herself, opened the conference ...

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