When Stephen Salas decided going to college wasn’t for him, he turned to land and project management work in his Texas hometown
When Stephen Salas decided going to college wasn’t for him, he turned to land and project management work in his Texas hometown
Mustafa HassonaGAZA CITY—For Mohammed Alaloul and Mustafa Hassona, it had already been three long days covering potential war crimes when the two Gazan journalists fell victim to one themselves.On Thursday, the Anadolu Agency journalists were wading through the rubble of a decimated Northern Gaza neighborhood when an Israeli airstrike exploded nearby.They rushed to the scene to document any civilian casualties, only to conclude it was still too dangerous as the sound of Israeli missiles pierced the drone of jets overhead.“We are used to the sound of a rocket falling, but where is it falling? You never know,” Hassona told The Daily Beast.At the urging of emergency workers, Alaloul, Hassona, and their driver Mahmoud Alkhodary fled the scene, racing away in a car clearly marked “TV.”Then the Israeli missile hit.‘Shocked and Horrified’: Israeli Airstrike Destroys AP, Al Jazeera Offices on Live TV“Suddenly everything was white,” said Hassona, describing the moment of impact when their press vehicle was bombed by the Israeli military. “Then the car filled with smoke. For moments, the world was black. I couldn’t see anything but smoke. I could only hear my friend [Alaloul] in the backseat screaming ‘I’m injured, I’m injured!’”“We’d been speeding because it’s a dangerous place, and we were scared. So the car was still moving,” Hassona recalled. “Once it stopped, everyone opened their doors to run out. Then I heard Mohammed screaming ‘Help me!’ I looked behind and see him on the ground next to the car… blood coming out of his mouth… so I knew it was a serious injury.”The Israeli airstrike on the Anadolu Agency team was just one in a series of press freedom violations by Israeli forces in recent weeks. On Saturday, Israeli airstrikes leveled a 12-story tower that housed international media, including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Anadolu Agency's cameraman Mohammad Alaloul is stretchered into hospital. Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Combined, the attacks on media operations underscore the extent to which Israeli forces are deliberately targeting journalists on the ground, human rights activists say.“We are witnessing a rapid escalation of press freedom violations over the past week,” Ignacio Miguel Delgado, the Middle East and North Africa representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists, told The Daily Beast. “Israeli security forces have dispersed protests in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and at the Temple Mount complex violently and Palestinian and international journalists covering them have been on the receiving end of that violence. This fits what we have been documenting over the past years.”In Jerusalem, Israeli security forces injured at least 8 journalists covering demonstrations on May 7 and 10, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. By Wednesday night, Israeli airstrikes on two tower blocks inside the Gaza Strip had razed 21 media outlets, according to Reporters Without Borders.CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said in a statement that the Saturday bombing of a building “long known” by Israel to house international media outlets “raises the specter that the Israel Defense Forces is deliberately targeting media facilities in order to disrupt coverage of the human suffering in Gaza.” He demanded an explanation from the Israeli government and said “journalists have an obligation and duty to cover unfolding events in Gaza, and it would be illegal for the IDF to use military means to prevent journalists from doing their work.”Across Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Israeli forces and right-wing Israeli mobs have been responsible for all cases documented with international press freedom organizations in recent weeks. While the victims include international and Israeli press, the vast majority of violations have been against Palestinian reporters.“Palestinian journalists, who were already struggling to work in the conditions imposed by the Israeli authorities, are once again on the front line when tension erupts,” said Reporters Without Borders in a Thursday statement. “[They]... should on no account be treated as if they were parties to the conflict.”Gaza Residents ‘Run From Their Homes’ as Israel Pounds Tunnel Network After an IDF Ground Forces Bluff Violence against civilians in Israel and the Palestinian Territories has been escalating for weeks, culminating with the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza this week. So far, nine Israelis have been killed by rockets fired by Gazan militants. In Gaza, the death toll from Israeli airstrikes reached 145 by Saturday night, 64 of whom were women and children.Inside Gaza, Palestinian journalists race to cover the destruction, while Israel continues to ban any foreign press access into Gaza from Israel.On Tuesday, the Israeli Government Press Office said there would be “no passage for journalists through Erez Crossing until further notice” as Israel commenced its airstrikes in Gaza.Erez Crossing is the only entrypoint for journalists into the Gaza Strip from Israel. Israel’s indefinite suspension of press access through Erez prevents international news agencies’ access to a major military operation in Gaza for the first time since the 2008-2009 war.“With any story like this, the more cameras, the more people on the ground documenting, the better,” Amnesty International’s Sherine Tadros told The Daily Beast. “You can’t really cover all the airstrikes without a certain number of people on the ground, and the fact that Israel is limiting that number undermines the international community’s understanding of what’s happening on the ground.”Tadros was one of only two international journalists reporting inside the Gaza Strip during the 2008-2009 war for Al Jazeera with Ayman Mohyeldin (now MSNBC news anchor). Their unique access and powerful coverage was later turned into a documentary “The War Around Us”.The difference between covering that war and the 2014 war was “night and day,” said Tadros, referring to the press restrictions.“In 2008, Ayman and I were alone in reporting to an international audience and relied upon heavily by international human rights investigators. In 2014, every major international network was inside Gaza with their biggest anchors broadcasting 24/7 images of airstrikes and the civilian toll every day. The rhetoric and narrative around the conflict changed as a result of journalists getting that first-hand experience on the ground.“Fast forward to 2021, the Israeli government may, in its calculation, have decided it’s better to get a little bit of heat [for suspending press access] than deal with the world seeing the facts of the reality on the ground.”The ban on Erez crossing for international press, coupled with attacks on media buildings, means local Gazan journalists are “left alone, risking their lives to cover the ongoing airstrikes and military operations,” CPJ’s Ignacio Miguel Delgado told The Daily Beast.Inside Gaza on Thursday, emergency workers rushed Alaloul and Mustafa’s team to a nearby hospital. Mustafa, who has been injured three other times in the course of his award-winning, 14 year career, suffered minor injuries but was held overnight for supervision. Alaloul’s condition was critical, and he has since undergone two surgeries.“Seeing your friend in front of you, possibly about to lose his life…There’s nothing like this feeling,” Mustafa told The Daily Beast. “It’s very painful seeing someone you cannot help, and no matter how much you try to describe it or explain it to people, you can never do it justice.”Mustafa has covered all the major wars in Gaza (2008-2009, 2012, 2014) as well as the popular uprisings of 2018 in which two Gazan journalists were killed, including his close friend, the renowned Gazan journalist Yaser Murtaja. As a Gazan civilian, his home and place of work have been damaged by Israeli airstrikes, including the bombing of a building housing Anadolu Agency in 2019. 1232871209 Anadolu Agency's cameraman Mohammad al-Aloul is carried to hospital after being hit by an Israeli strike. Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty “Israel is ferocious in war, Israel attacks civilians in the most powerful and violent ways, and honestly, everyone knows that Israel doesn’t care about international laws or courts or [the] international community. Israel does whatever they want. No one can stop them,” Hassona told The Daily Beast. “And on journalists, what happened to me before was also a crime. I’ve been injured four times... Not once was Israel held accountable for attacking journalists. I believe what we need is international protection.”Currently all images and reporting coming out of Gaza is coming from Gaza journalists. Journalists have described working grueling days and countless sleepless nights.“We aren’t just doing a job; it’s a duty. There’s a big difference. Journalism is more of a duty, and you have to cover everything,” Hassona told The Daily Beast. “You’re like the ambulance and civil defense. The ambulance’s role is to save the injured and your duty is to show people the injured. We show the truth.”By Saturday, Alaloul had returned home. He can’t feel his legs and faces months of recovery. Hassona was back out reporting from Gaza.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
World leader Trayvon Bromell put up another blistering sub-10-second performance to win the Track Meet 100 metres in Irvine, California, on Saturday, an auspicious sign as he prepares for next month's U.S. Olympic trials. The 25-year-old Bromell outclassed the competition with a time of 9.92 to win by three-tenths of a second, just short of his season best of 9.88. "This week has been a real hard week for me for training," Bromell said in a televised interview.
Peruvian socialist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo on Saturday denied making a false declaration about his work status when he registered to run for high office. On Friday, Lima province prosecutor Elizabeth Figueroa Cortez said in a statement that she had requested an investigation into claims that Castillo had failed to declare a second job. Figueroa said Castillo had declared a teacher's salary of 63,760 soles ($16,760) a year on his presidential candidate registration, but failed to include that he was also general manager of the Chota Consortium of Entrepreneurial Investors.
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Lengthier trips away are not exactly in the cards these days, but weekend escapes and quick getaways are on the rise, and a travel bag can help us sail smoothly through various micro-jaunts via train, camper, and automobile. It’s the kind of bag that will hold all of our stuff, won’t weigh us down, and will still look stylish: a weekender bag.Weekenders run the gamut in sizes and shapes, so what's right for you depends upon your personal packing preferences. There are durable duffles ripe for over-stuffing, large canvas totes for folding up an extra outfit or two, and even hybrid types with secret roller wheels to tote on multi-terrain. Because each of these bags is built for holding a select amount of belongings, they will ultimately help streamline your packing process to include only the essentials for short stays away.Flit to and from all of your future adventures by slinging one of the options ahead over your shoulder. Whether you’re traveling for one night or three, these are the best sleek weekenders to help you do it in style.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Caraa Nimbus BagThis ballet pink weekender is an organizer's dream. It features FOURTEEN total pockets and compartments and is made with a water repellent interior and exterior. Shop Caraacaraa Nimbus Large, $, available at caraaWANDF Foldable Travel DuffleWe've already done plenty of raving about this bag, but its compact size, ability to fit an extensive amount of clothing, and can't-be-beat price point make it the ultimate weekender. Shop WANDFWANDF Wandf Foldable Travel Duffel Bag Luggage Sports Gym Water Resistant Nylon, $, available at AmazonEverlane The Oversized CarryallFor a compact option, check out this oversized crossbody that is both machine-washable and roomy enough to fit everything you'd need for an overnight stay. Shop EverlaneEverlane The Oversized Carryall, $, available at EverlaneLululemon Define DuffleThis classic duffle has several exterior and interior pockets, including one for a laptop. 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Shop Think RoylnThink Royln Wingman Weekender Bag, $, available at AnthropologieDagne Dover Landon CarryallA more compact duffle than most, Dagne Dover's Landon Carryall boasts multiple interior compartments and an expandable design that's ideal for travelers looking to streamline a strict, yet all-encompassing packing list.Shop Dagne DoverDagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag, $, available at Dagne DoverAlo City Zen DuffleThis sleek duffle is made for athletes on the go. It features stretchy outer straps to hold a yoga mat, a bottom zip compartment for shoes or dirty laundry, and several inside and outside pockets. Shop AloAlo Yoga City Zen Duffle, $, available at Alo YogaParavel Main Line Duffle This classic carryall is constructed from Paravel's signature Ecocraft canvas which is made from upcycled water bottles. The duffle also features leather trim and handles and two interior zip pockets. Shop ParavelParavel Main Line Duffle, $, available at ParavelCuyana Tripple Zipper WeekenderThis Turkish canvas tote comes equipped with a roomy interior, smooth leather straps, and multiple storage pouches for containing your every casual-chic need during those long-weekend beach trips.Shop CuyanaCuyana Triple Zipper Weekender, $, available at CuyanaBric's Rolling DuffelNot quite a suitcase, not quite a weekender, this sleek rolling duffel trimmed with leather is the hybrid bag our weekend trips away have been missing — enough space to pack your essentials with room for bringing stuff back.Shop Bric's Bric's X-Bag 21-Inch Rolling Duffle Bag, $, available at Bed Bath & BeyondMZ Wallace Jimmy Travel BagThe infamous brand's quilted gym-bags are pricey but worth it. This larger, weekender-sized style is durable and deceivingly roomy — with multiple interior compartments and a removable zip-up clutch for storing accessories. Shop MZ WallaceMZ WALLACE Jimmy Travel Bag, $, available at NordstromBaboon To The Moon Go-BagThe punchy brand's Go-Bag was made for tough weekend travelers with an even tougher sense of style. The duffle-backpack hybrid is touted as "indestructible," crafted from OM Stardust Ballistic shell material with alpine-grade double stitching in an array of vibrant colors and printed interiors. Shop Baboon To The MoonBaboon Go-Bag — Small (40L), $, available at BaboonHerschel Novel Mid-Volume DuffelLonger weekends away call for a duffle bag with ample space for rolling and stuffing all the travel necessities — this compact option blends utility with style to cover multiple days away.Shop HerschelHerschel Supply Co. Novel Mid-Volume Duffle, $, available at BackcountryLipault Paris City Plume 24-Hour BagStylish with enough capacity to house your 24-hour stay necessities while remaining light and sleek enough for slipping in and dipping out with ease.Shop Lipault ParisLipault Paris City Plume 24 Hour Bag, $, available at ZapposBAGGU Travel Cloud BagThis relaxed lightweight tote can easily go from one night to two with its roomy interior and detachable compartment pouches. It's made from durable machine washable heavy-duty nylon and can be easily packed down into almost nothing. Shop BagguBaggu Cloud Bag, $, available at BagguAway The Everywhere BagThis even tighter take on the roomy duffle is perfect for a strict and stylish one-night stay Shop AwayAway The Everywhere Bag, $, available at AwayROAM The Jaunt Carry OnThis endlessly customizable suitcase is optimally small and lightweight for the speediest of no-nonsense, carry-on travelers.Shop ROAMAmazon Nylon Duffel-BackpackIf you plan on packing presents, work materials, two pairs of boots, a few extra layering bits, that sweater your sister loaned you last year...THIS is the hold-everything convertible pack for you.Shop YousuYousu Nylon Duffle Backpack, $, available at AmazonEverlane The ReNew Transit WeekenderCrafted out of 100% recycled polyester, this tough convertible weekender is ready to haul. Its water-resistant design comes equipped with everything from a padded laptop sleeve to dual water-bottle holders, interior plus exterior zippered compartments, and an over-the-top-luggage sleeve.Shop EverlaneEverlane The ReNew Transit Weekender, $, available at EverlaneEverlane Twill WeekenderMade from durable twill with leather handles, this compact weekender is both soft and structured enough to safely store a few days worth of stuff.Shop EverlaneEverlane The Twill Weekender, $, available at EverlaneUniqlo Canvas Boston BagThis chic canvas duffle is under $20, and compact yet roomy enough to fit all of your essentials for a quick day trip or overnight stay. Shop UniqloUniqlo Canvas Boston Bag (Ines De La Fressange), $, available at UniqloAway The Everywhere BagThis even tighter take on the roomy duffle is perfect for a strict and stylish one-night stay.Madewell Canvas Overnight BagMadewell's version of a weekender combines a tote with a duffel and dresses it in canvas with leather trim for one stylish, roomy, and tote-worthy travel bag. Madewell Canvas Overnight Bag, $, available at MadewellKendall + Kylie WeekenderCrafted out of a durable technical-weave with a secure zip-top and optional crossbody strap, this athleisure-style tote is ready to sport up your weekend getaway games.Campomaggi Nylon ToteThis meticulously crafted tote is made of nylon with buttery leather handles and vintage-inspired details. Campomaggi Nylon Tote Bag, $, available at AnthropologieLeSportsac Medium Overnight Bag Breeze your way through a one to two-day stay in style with this deluxe overnight bag — made from durable and stylish textiles with multi pockets, compartments, and convertible straps for super streamlined travels.LeSportsac Dakota Medium Deluxe Overnight Bag, $, available at Nordstrom RackLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?These Gym Bags Are As Stylish As You AreOutfits To Make You The Airport’s Main CharacterThe Travel Accessory Your 2020 Trips Are Missing
Trevor Lawrence opened Jacksonville’s rookie minicamp on a pitch count. Lawrence is three months removed from labrum surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder. “The No. 1 issue is falling,” coach Urban Meyer said Saturday.
Greece has extended a lockdown on the island of Kalymnos for a week on Saturday as coronavirus infections there remained high, authorities said. Under the lockdown imposed on May 4, residents are allowed to leave home only for workplaces that remain open, to visit the doctor or pharmacy, to walk their pets or for shopping until 6 p.m. at the supermarket. Deputy Citizens' Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias called on Kalymnos residents to show "a little more patience and perseverance... so that our beautiful islands return to normality."
The rally and march took place on an annual day to remember the displacement of Palestinians in the 1940s and with violence escalating in the Middle East.
The al-Hadidis were celebrating Eid but in an instant 10 of the family were killed, including eight children. Bel Trew in Jerusalem and Nedal Hamdouna, in Gaza, report
‘Members of Congress aren’t able to cast votes, or feel that they can’t, because of their own security,’ Ms Cheney says
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A gun that a man used to kill five people in January shootings in Chicago and a nearby suburb was used in as many five other shootings since 2009, according to a published report. The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday that documents released to the paper in response to an open records request revealed that shell casings and ballistic tests were used in the other shootings on the city's South Side that left five people injured, though none died. Jason Nightengale, 32, of Chicag o, used the weapon to shoot seven people over a period of four hours on Jan. 9, killing five of them, before officers in Evanston just north of the city killed him during a shootout.
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