Assange loses legal battle on extradition to Sweden

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face rape and sexual assault claims, a British judge ruled on Thursday after dismissing arguments that he would face an unfair trial. Lawyers for Assange immediately said they would appeal against the decision and a legal battle through Britain’s appeal courts could postpone the 39-year-old Australian’s ultimate fate for months.

“I must order that Mr Assange be extradited to Sweden,” judge Howard Riddle said in a decision at the top security Belmarsh Magistrates Court in southeast London. Assange, wearing a dark suit and tie, sat stony-faced in the dock as the decision was read out. Celebrity backers, including socialite Jemima Khan and rights campaigner Bianca Jagger, were also in the court along with 100 journalists from around the world.

Former computer hacker Assange says the claims against him, made by two women he met during a seminar organization by the whistleblowing website in August last year, are politically motivated because of the work of WikiLeaks. Assange rocked the world’s diplomatic institutions and infuriated Washington last year when WikiLeaks began releasing more than 250,0000 secret diplomatic cables sent by US embassy staff. It also published sensitive data on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Gaddafi men get trigger-happy

Militias loyal to Muammar Gaddafi opened fire on Friday on protesters streaming out of mosques and marching across the Libyan capital to demand the regime’s ouster, witnesses said, reporting at least four killed. In rebellious cities in the east, tens of thousands held rallies in support of the first Tripoli protests in days. In the capital’s Souq al-Jomaa district, protesters came under fire from gunmen on rooftops as they tried to march to Tripoli’s Green Square. “There are all kind of bullets,” said one man in the crowd.

One witness reported seeing three protesters killed in Souq al-Jomaa, and another reported a fourth death in the district of Fashloum, where another rally was trying to march to the center. Gunmen opened a hail of bullets on thousands heading toward the center from Tajoura, a crowded impoverished district on the eastern side of the capital, a participant said.

Gunfire was reported near Green Square itself where dozens of militiamen opened fire in the air to disperse protesters coming out of a near-by mosque. Other armed Gaddafi supporters were speeding through streets in vehicles, said another witness. The call for regime opponents to march from mosques after prayers was the first attempt to hold a major ant-Gaddafi rally in the capital since early this week, when militiamen launched a bloody crack-down on protesters that left dozens dead. In the morning and night before, SMS messages were sent around urging, “Let us make this Friday the Friday of liberation,” residents said.

Signaling continued defiance, Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam, vowed his family will “live and die in Libya”, according to an excerpt from an interview to be aired later Friday on CNNTurk. AskedĀ  about alternatives in the face of growing unrest, Gaddafi said” “Plan A is to live and die in Libya, Plan B is to live and die in Libya, Plan C is to live and die in Libya.” Several tens of thousands held a rally in support of the Tripoli protesters in the main square of, Benghazi, where the revolt began.

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How to buy trophies for awards?

Hello friends. We all know the importance of recognizing an individual’s hard work, in any field. For instance, if you are a basketball player and if you win a match against any team in your school or college, or probably at your work place, you feel so happy. Now if you are congratulated with a hand shake, it will definitely make you feel unhappy. Yes, you deserve an award. You deserve a trophy for winning a match. Your team should be awarded with Basketball Trophies for winning the match. And if you have won a trophy, you know the happiness that brings in!

I want to let you all know about an incident that recently occurred in one of the institutions. There was a sports day that was organized and thousands of them had participated. There were several popular players in various categories including Cricket, Volley Ball, Basketball and much more. There was too much competition among the players to win their respective matches. Do you know why? There wasn’t any cash prize or any holiday trip for the winners. Instead, they were awarded with trophies. Yes, to win Soccer Trophies by soccer players, or to win Volleyball Trophies by Volleyball players is always prestigious.

So friends, this whole article was written to point out the fact that trophies plays a very major role. Winning a trophy makes the players feel proud. They can show to the entire world that they have won a game. A trophy represents unity among players and it also shows, the spirit of winning a game. So if you are the owner of any sports association, or any individual planning to host any games in the future, I suggest that you provide Bowling Trophies or Golf Trophies or for that matter, any trophies (subsequent to the game that they play) to the winners instead of other prizes, as players will fight honestly and with true spirit to win a trophy. Cheers and Good luck to all sports men !

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