Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Journalist Ahmed Noorani wounded in knife attack

Journalist Ahmed Noorani attacked in Islamabad The injured Ahmed Noorani was rushed to the Poly Clinic Hospital for medical treatment
Bennie Garza | 27 October, 2017, 18:27

Police said Ahmed Noorani, a reporter of The News newspaper that is part of the Jang media group, was intercepted and attacked by the assailants at Zero Point area in Islamabad.

As per reports, Noorani's auto was intercepted by people riding three motorcyclists near Zero Point Interchange when he was travelling from Islamabad to Rawalpindi.

The attackers intercepted investigative reporter Ahmad Noorani's vehicle, dragged him out and beat him up with clubs as passers-by watched before fleeing the scene.

Noorani, who lost consciousness, was taken to the Poly Clinic and is being administered first aid while the police are investigating the case.

Ansar Abbasi, the Editor Investigations at The News, said that Noorani had been severely beaten by six attackers and sustained multiple head injuries.

As soon as the news of the assault on Noorani hit the headlines, journalists recorded their protest in droves to denounce the bid apparently aimed at thwarting freedom of speech.

Condemning the act, Noorani's colleague Syed Talat Hussain described the attack as "shameful".

Pakistan ranks 139 out of 180 countries on the World Press Freedom Index 2017 compiled by Reporters Without Borders, placing it among the world's most risky countries for journalists.

Friday's attack comes two weeks after the Pakistani Taliban killed local journalist Haroon Khan in northwestern town of Swabi.

Recommended

  • Chilling new

    Chilling new "Zombie" Frappuccino arrives at Starbucks

    And, yes, if you were wondering, the pink whipped cream on top is made to look like.BRAINS! We knew it would be sugary. Starbucks is trying to recreate the viral success of the Unicorn Frappuccino with a new Halloween-themed drink.

    22nd Century Group Inc (XXII) Price Target Raised to $11.50

    The industry and sector ratio of Price to Cash Flow ticked at 6.46 and 9.92 respectively. (NYSE:XXII) and Athersys, Inc. Chardan Capital's price objective would indicate a potential upside of 365.59% from the stock's previous close.
    Scrutiny intensifies of Whitefish company's $300M Puerto Rico contract

    Scrutiny intensifies of Whitefish company's $300M Puerto Rico contract

    The arrangement has raised a few eyebrows among Democrats given that Whitefish only had two employees the day Hurricane Maria hit. The company is also run by a contact of Zinke's-Andy Techmanski-who once hired the Interior Secretary's son for a summer job.
  • Scan For Analyst Views: Intel Corporation (INTC), ZAGG Inc (ZAGG)

    Scan For Analyst Views: Intel Corporation (INTC), ZAGG Inc (ZAGG)

    Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $3.91M was sold by HUNT NEIL D . 4,757 shares were sold by Maestri Luca, worth $735,898. The average Wall Street analyst rating for Intel Corporation is Strong Buy, according to the average of 22 analyst scores.
    Alibaba's co-founder is buying a 49% stake in the Brooklyn Nets

    Alibaba's co-founder is buying a 49% stake in the Brooklyn Nets

    The agreement reportedly does not include the Barclays Center, for which Prokhorov is also a majority shareholder. Tsai, who was born in Taiwan, attended Yale University for both undergrad and law school.
    Think safety first to avoid a trick-or-treating scare

    Think safety first to avoid a trick-or-treating scare

    The Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva, will have a special trick-or-treat event from 12 p.m.to 1 p.m. AAA warns that kids and teens have a greater risk of being hurt on Halloween than any other day of the year.
  • Latest News on the Global Online Gaming Industry

    The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).
    $0.73 EPS Expected for FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF)

    $0.73 EPS Expected for FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF)

    More recent Glu Mobile Inc. (NYSE:FNF) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: " Fidelity National Financial, Inc . Beaumont Fincl Prns Lc invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). (NASDAQ:GLUU) for 688,400 shares.
    Toyota will leave Europe without a diesel engine

    Toyota will leave Europe without a diesel engine

    We need to follow a new strategy with a focus on environmentally friendly cars". Please note the updated Yaris, which recently appeared on the European market.
  • A Groundbreaking Football News: How do Footballers And Dementia Relate?

    Finally, I think we can hope that the experts would look into the matter in a cautious way in the near future. As per Shearer’s words ‘At least now people have started to look for answers’.
    Nielsen NV (NLSN) Given New $49.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley

    Nielsen NV (NLSN) Given New $49.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley

    Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN ) has seen its stock price gain 0.82, or -1.95%, so far in 2017. "Our 3Q17 revenue/EBITDA/adj. WARNING: "Nielsen N.V. ( NLSN ) Given "Hold" Rating at Cantor Fitzgerald" was reported by BBNS and is the property of of BBNS.
    Effectively hedging the stocks in today's share market: Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR)

    Effectively hedging the stocks in today's share market: Inter Parfums, Inc. (IPAR)

    Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc holds 2.38% of its portfolio in Sturm Ruger & Company Inc for 105,023 shares. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02.

The Early 2018 World Series Favorites The Early 2018 World Series Favorites People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.

Lancashire bans 'abhorrent'unstunned halal meat in schools Lancashire bans 'abhorrent'unstunned halal meat in schools Coun Driver said this acknowledged some chickens could be killed by pre-stunning and therefore would not meet halal requirements. County school will no longer be allowed to use meat from animals not stunned before slaughter, with the exception of poultry.

Lana Credits Another WWE Superstar For Convincing Her Not To Quit Wrestling "It is not winter nor summer", Nikki said, and when asked if it would be a destination wedding she responded, "Maybe". Nikki has been dropping hints about the big day for months now. "We want a black-tie wedding", Bella said.

Supersonic vehicle in test run for record attempt Supersonic vehicle  in test run for record attempt Bloodhound SSC has been built over nine years by a team of Bristol-based engineers from aeronautical and automotive backgrounds. Bloodhound SSC is created to reach 1,000mph in a bid to set a record that can not be beaten by existing technology.

Most white Americans believe whites face discrimination Most white Americans believe whites face discrimination The poll , which sampled 3,453 adults, 902 of whom were white, was conducted January 26-April 9, 2017. White people who say discrimination against whites in America does not exist. .

$1.36 EPS Expected for EQT Midstream Partners LP (EQM) Finally, Proficio Capital Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Antero Midstream Partners by 6.4% in the second quarter. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized.

Destiny 2 Xur location and items, October 27-31 Destiny 2 Xur location and items, October  27-31 As far as the Destiny 2 items go, Knucklehead is a Hunter Helmet that is fairly handy in Crucible. This week, Xur brought one awesome item for Destiny 1 and some handy armor for Destiny 2 players.

US Secretary of State approves new 'black' list against Russian Federation US Secretary of State approves new 'black' list against Russian Federation The delay "calls into question the Trump administration's commitment to the sanctions bill", according to Sen. Anyone who does business with them could then be hit themselves with USA sanctions.

Amgen (AMGN) Board Declares Share Repurchase Program Amgen (AMGN) Board Declares Share Repurchase Program This repurchase authorization allows the medical research company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Ngam Advsrs Limited Partnership has 291,409 shares. $451,164 worth of stock was sold by Patton Cynthia M on Wednesday, May 24.

Colgate-Palmolive Co shares ease premarket after company warns of increased charges The year to date performance of the company is 8.82% with the 52-week high being -7.84% and the 52-week low being 12.27%. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company.

Andromeda's Story Will Be Continuing in a Novel Now there's a new bit of media meant to do just that: a new Mass Effect novel. Valente, and it's set for release in the USA in 2018 on June 26.

Chevron 3rd-qtr profit soars 52 percent on higher oil, natgas prices Chevron 3rd-qtr profit soars 52 percent on higher oil, natgas prices Revenue rose from $29.2 billion to $33.9 billion. -Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 52.3% -EPS (Q3): $1.03 vs. $0.68 previous year . On average, equities analysts predict that Chevron Corporation will post $4.07 earnings per share for the current year.

Terra Nova Asset Management LLC Has $496000 Holdings in NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Terra Nova Asset Management LLC Has $496000 Holdings in NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Sit Investment Associates Inc downsized its investment by shedding 4,695 shares a decrease of 12.7% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Winslow Capital Management Llc decreased Fortive Corp stake by 1.29M shares to 3.11 million valued at $197.21 million in 2017Q2.

Global Turbine Flow Meters Market: Emerson Electric, GE and Badger Meter It also throws a light on cropping up products of Smart Lock industry, details of product price/cost and various market forces. Marketing strategies, emerging market segments and comprehensive analysis of SiC Substrates will lead to market development.

Arrest Warrant Issued For Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Arrest Warrant Issued For Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was to board a flight for Pakistan but had to return to London after the condition of his ailing wife deteriorated. The former premier was on a religious pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia at the time of Thursday's hearing, Pakistani media reports.