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Yellow Vest boxer incarcerated for a year!

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PARIS: An ex-boxer who became a hero to some of France’s “yellow vest” protesters after beating up police officers during a demonstration was convicted on Wednesday and given a one-year prison term.
Christophe Dettinger, a former national light-heavyweight champion, was caught on camera on 5 January throwing a flurry of punches at an officer during clashes on a footbridge over the river Seine in Paris.
Dettinger, 37, has been in custody since turning himself in after the attack. He appeared before a packed courtroom Wednesday looking tired, with a thin mustache and his hair cut short.
Ignoring prosecution calls for a significantly heavier sentence, the judge gave Dettinger open-prison terms which would allow him to work during the day.
Footage of the incident, which has been played repeatedly on TV and social media, was shown again in court with Dettinger, who is nearly two meters tall (6 foot 3 inches), seen punching one policeman then kicking another on the ground.
The married father-of-three, who had no previous convictions, apologized for his actions. “I wanted to stop an injustice but I ended up creating another,” Dettinger told the court.
He expressed remorse for his “mistake” which he said was sparked by anger at the “violence” used against demonstrators.
The yellow vest movement – named after the high-visibility safety vests worn by activists – started over fuel tax hikes and quickly grew into a broader rebellion against the economic policies and leadership style of President Emmanuel Macron.
The number of people taking part in weekly protests has fallen significantly since the start of the year, but the heat has not gone out of the movement, with demonstrations regularly ending in rioting.
“I see police hitting the yellow vests protesters with truncheons — I don’t understand. I see a woman on the ground, someone kicks her and raises a truncheon and that’s when I threw myself at the policeman and hit him,” Dettinger explained calmly on Wednesday.
Despite his apology, the prosecutor called for a three-year sentence, with one year suspended. Another judge is set to determine the exact terms of the prison sentence next week. Dettinger also received an 18-month suspended sentence, is banned from visiting Paris for six months and must pay his two victims sums of 2,000 and 3,000 euros ($2,250 and $3,400).

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Krish Das discusses Master of Sc. in Journalism program (VIDEO AND TEXT)

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KARACHI: Krish Das, the US Consulate General’s spokesman here, and Dr. Larry Pintak, founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and member of the advisory board of the Center of Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) discuss the CEJ and its various programs including the Master of Science in Journalism.  

 

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USEFP announces programme to increase skills of Pakistani English teachers

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ISLAMABAD: United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) has announced Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) a nine month state degree programme for the Pakistani English teachers to increase their teaching skills.
According to the sources on Friday, FLTA is a nine-month, U.S. Department of State funded, non-degree program that provides young teachers of English an opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States.
The programme is also provided an opportunity to Pakistani students for teaching in their native language to U.S. students and strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities.
Fulbright FLTA participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects. Fulbright FLTA participants must immediately return to their home countries upon completion of the program.
The duration of the course was 9-10 months and the studies would be started by Fall next year.
The teacher of the English language or a related field at the college or university level would be able to apply for the USEFP programme.  The last date to apply for the programme was July 16, 2019.
It is worth mentioning here that the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) was established in 1950 by the governments of Pakistan and the United States. USEFP is a bi-national commission composed of an equal number of Pakistanis and Americans, with the Chair alternating between a Pakistani and an American. USEFP is one of 51 ‘Fulbright Commissions’ located throughout the world.
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World Memory Sports UK: Pak Team Wins Big in its Debut Performance

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LONDON: Students of Institute of Human Memory Development took part in 2019 U.K. Open Championships organized by World Memory Sports Council here.

Students were trained by the Institute of Human Memory Development (www.ihmd.co) and the entire trip was sponsored by Consultants for Our Future World (Pvt) Ltd. (www.cofw.co)

Three Championships that were held back-to-back in London, were the Speed-Reading Championship, Mind Mapping Championship, and the Memory Championship.

The Pakistan Team was amongst competitors from 13 countries (Pakistan, China, India, Russian, England, Wales, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey & Australia). With the best competing against each other, Pakistan was able to bring back home 3 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze Medals. A proud moment of celebration as Pakistan was represented on an international platform.

The Winners:

Sania Alam – Promoted to Level 3 Arbiter

By Guild of Mind Sports Arbiters (GOMSA)

Kisa Zehra – Gold Position

2019 UK Open Speed-Reading Champion

Nabeel Hasan – Gold Position

2019 UK Open Junior Memory Champion

Kisa Zehra – Gold Medal – Names & Faces Discipline

2019 UK Open Memory Championship

Kisa Zehra – Silver Medal Position

2019 UK Open Mind Mapping Championship

Nabeel Hasan – Bronze Medal Position

2019 UK Open Mind Mapping Championship

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