TV journalist badly wounded in targeted shooting

first_img News Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Somalia (photo: Abdirizak Jama Elmi) October 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist badly wounded in targeted shooting RSF_en to go further SomaliaAfrica RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists A London-based TV station’s bureau chief, he was shot several times outside his Mogadishu homeA shooting attack on a Somali journalist two days ago in Mogadishu has again highlighted the dangers for media personnel in what is one of the world’s information black holes.London-based Somali Channel Television’s Mogadishu bureau chief, Abdirizak Jama Elmi is in a serious condition in the city’s Madina Hospital after gunmen shot him several times outside his home in the district of Howlwadag at around midday on 12 October.“It is shocking that Somali journalists continue to be the victims of this kind of violence,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “We urge the authorities to not let this crime go unpunished and to pursue those responsible in accordance with the rule of law.”This is not the first time Abdirizak Jama Elmi has narrowly survived an attack. He was seriously wounded along with other journalists by a bomb targeting a news conference given by the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab in 2010.This week’s attempt to murder Abdirizak Jama Elmi has been firmly condemned by Somali journalists’ associations and by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The head of the National Intelligence and Security Agency, Gen. Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare, visited Abdirizak Jama Elmi in hospital and promised a thorough investigation into the shooting, suggesting that Al-Shabaab were to blame.Somalia continues to be one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personnel. As well as being killed in connection with their work, journalists are also exposed to arbitrary arrest by the authorities and closure of news media. A car bomb killed radio journalist Yusuf Kenyan in June, while no fewer than seven journalists were murdered last year in Somalia, which is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. March 2, 2021 Find out more News News News January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Dawit Isaac

first_img See more AfricaEritrea Information hero Dawit Isaac Queirós Anastácio Chiluvia Angola Find out more Is Dawit Isaac still alive? A journalist, poet and naturalized Swedish citizen, he returned to serve “free Eritrea” and to launch Setit, a pro-reform newspaper. But since his arrest in September 2001, he has been subjected to a slow death in the burning hot containers used for holding prisoners in Eiraeiro, a detention centre in Northern Red Sea province. Held without a trial, without a lawyer and without the right to visits, like thousands of government opponents and dozens of other journalists, of whom at least four have died in detention, he is one the countless victims of Issayas Afewerki’s monstrous regime, which reigns with impunity. In the deafening silence surrounding Eritrea, hope of saving Isaac is slim. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights began examining his case in 2013. Follow the news on Eritrea Receive email alerts AfricaEritrea center_img Help by sharing this information to go further Biniam Simon Eritrea Find out more Malick Ali Maiga Mali Find out more Rodney Sieh Liberia Find out more Nicaise Kibel Bel’Oka Democratic Republic of Congo Find out morelast_img read more

Troy Library now closed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Published 6:02 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020 You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Keep in mind that materials checked out with Libby will disappear after two weeks.White said a Troy Public Library Card will provide a link to newspapers around the country.Visit the TPL at www.troycitylibrary.org. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Troy Library now closed due to COVID-19 Coronavirus By The Penny Hoarder White said the decision to close the library temporarily is well founded.“All library materials are protected in clear plastic coverings and the coronavirus can be circulated for up to three days on any hard surface,” he said. “We don’t have cleaning supplies in the amounts necessary to clean all the materials that come in and go out of the library in order to protect our patrons and the community.”With the library’s closing, White said those who currently have library materials checked out will not be fined for late returns. “We are asking our patrons who have books checked out not to return them at this time,” White said. “We will change the due date so there will be no imposed late fees. Just wait and return those books when the library reopens.”However, White said late-fee fines will be imposed for patrons who have books checked out that were overdue prior to the library’s closing.Even though the library will be closed until April 13, White said there are still opportunities for those who have a current Troy Public Library Card to check out books and audiobooks through “Libby,” which is a reading app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from the library’s OverDrive collection.“Libby has 45,000 e-books, audio books, magazines, videos, etc. to borrow free,” White said. “You must have a valid Troy Public Library Card to check out these materials. Libby is a great resource for checking out books and other materials during this time when the Troy Public Library is closed.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the Troy Public Library is closed until April 13.William White, library director, said the library is closing temporarily to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.“We apologize for any inconvenience that our closing incurs but it is in the best interest of our patrons and our community,” he said. “We hope to re-open soon and ask for the support of our patrons during this time.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Ivey orders close of childcare, on-site restaurant service Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid… read more Latest Stories Print Articlelast_img read more

Exchange continues popular onion sale

first_img Exchange continues popular onion sale The onions are priced the same as last year. A 10-pound bag is $12 and a 25-pound bag is $25.The Vidalia Onion Sale has been the major fundraiser for the Troy Exchange Club for nearly 20 years.The club was considering selling Georgia’s popular sweet onion but the club members questioned whether people would buy-in. The club asked Troy University to conduct a study to determine if people would buy 10 to 25 pounds of bagged onions. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The study determined that the onions would sell and the rest is history. The club’s annual Vidalia Onion Sale funds its annual A.C.E.  Awards and the “Tip” Colley Awards and supports the club’s National Day of Prayer Breakfast. The  Troy Exchange Club also supports the Pike Regional Advocacy Center. So those who purchase bags of arguably the best onions grown also support the Troy community in several ways. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Skip Published 6:05 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Troy Exchange Club will not disappoint the many who look forward to the club’s annual Vidalia Onion Sale in May.Club member Dennis Griffith said the Troy Exchange Club plans its annual Vidalia Onion Sale but it will be a little different in May, 2020.“People can call either WTBF-Radio 566-0300 or Jerry Beckett at 566-5433 with their orders through May 13,” Griffith said. “Pickup will be May  20, at Jerry’s home garage on Forster Street. That’s one street north of Murphree Street next to Murphree Park.” You Might Like Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Ponder and Patriots adjusting to life without baseball Pike Liberal Arts head baseball coach Allen Ponder and the rest of the Patriots are still trying to find a… read more Print Articlelast_img read more

Man dies stepping on power line he downed after surviving car crash

first_imgABC News/KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — A 20-year-old man who survived a crash into a utility pole died after he was electrocuted when stepping out of his vehicle and onto the downed power line.The incident happened late Saturday night in Texas City, Texas when Fabian Garnica and his girlfriend were driving north on Highway 146 and collided with a utility pole on the side of the road, according to ABC News’ Houston station KTRK-TV.Both Garnica and his girlfriend, Destiny Wallace, were injured in the crash but both survived the single-car crash. However, when Garnica stepped out of the vehicle to inspect the damage he stepped directly onto the downed power line he had just knocked over and was electrocuted.Wallace was taken to the emergency room after the accident and found out during medical treatment that she was in fact pregnant with Garnica’s baby.Garnica’s family told KTRK that they were devastated over his death and held a vigil on Monday night at the spot where he died.Police are now investigating the cause of the crash and warning others that no matter how panicked you are after a collision with a utility pole, it is always safest to stay inside your car.“If you’re in a vehicle, you need to stay inside the vehicle until we can arrive on scene,” said Texas City EMS Director Wendell Wiley. “We can assess and see if the power lines are still hot. If they are, we can contact the light company. Your safest place is inside the vehicle.”Garnica attended Texas City high school with Wallace and turned 20 a month ago. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Perfect Storm’ Coast Guard cutter sunk off Cape May

first_img May 11, 2017 Authorities One of U.S. Coast Guard’s most famous vessels, the “Perfect Storm” cutter Tamaroa, will now have a new role after being sunk off Cape May on Wednesday.The ship is to become part of an artificial reef located 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May and comprised of old military ships that is enhancing fishing opportunities off New Jersey and Delaware.The 205-foot vessel rose to fame after her daring rescues during a brutal 1991 East Coast storm. Formerly known as the Navy fleet tug Zuni, Tamaroa was featured in the bestselling book The Perfect Storm and the movie of the same name.During her Navy life, Tamaroa supported landings by the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. According to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, it is believed to be the last surviving vessel that directly supported those operations.“We are proud to partner with Delaware in making this deployment a reality and giving this venerable vessel a chance at continued service, this time of a different nature,” DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said. “Anglers of all ages will now be able to visit this spot for many years to come to enjoy the varied marine life this ship will attract. Sport divers will also have a unique opportunity to explore the Tamaroa’s decks, bulwarks and passageways, perhaps soaking in the ship’s storied history in the process.”The cutter was deployed in water more than 120 feet deep after patches were removed from holes that were pre-cut into its hull. The Zuni/Tamaroa joined the former Army freighter and Navy support ship Shearwater, the minesweeper Gregory Poole, and the 563-foot destroyer U.S.S. Arthur W. Radford, the largest vessel ever deployed off the East Coast. The reef, established 10 years ago specifically for former military vessels, is jointly managed by New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.For much of its Coast Guard career, the Tamaroa served out of New York City, and toward the end of its service it was based in New Castle, N.H. Its Coast Guard roles included fisheries enforcement, drug interdiction, immigration enforcement and ice patrols in locations as far-afield as the Caribbean, the Straits of Florida and the vast North Atlantic fishing ground of Georges Bank.Over its nearly five-decade Coast Guard career, the Tamaroa, also known as the Tam, responded to numerous sinking and disabled fishing and pleasure boats, took part in the rescue of passengers from a sinking ocean liner, recovered bodies from an airliner that crashed off the coast of New Jersey, rescued hundreds of Haitian migrants from overloaded boats, saved the crew of a storm-battered Soviet freighter, and intercepted drug runners and smugglers.But the Tamaroa gained fame for its rescue efforts during the 1991 Halloween Storm – a rare convergence of a hurricane and a massive low pressure system from Canada – that battered the East Coast and was chronicled in Sebastian Junger’s bestselling book, The Perfect Storm, made into a hit movie starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.The Tamaroa first assisted in the rescue of three people from a sailboat caught in the storm. Then, battling massive swells and making eight separate approaches, the vessel rescued four of five crew members from an Air National Guard rescue helicopter that ran out of fuel and had to ditch 90 nautical miles south of Montauk, Long Island. The fifth member was lost at sea. The Tamaroa and its crew received Coast Guard commendations for the missions.Plans to restore the Tamaroa as a museum were scuttled due to its advanced age that made work very costly and unfeasible. The Zuni/Tamaroa was prepared for reef deployment in Norfolk, Va., where the vessel underwent environmental preparation. Interior paneling and insulation were removed and the ship was thoroughly cleaned of fuel and hydraulic fluids. The ship’s environmental tests were approved by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The vessel also met Coast Guard standards for sinking as an artificial reef.The Coast Guard retired the Tamaroa in 1994, and donated the vessel to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the Hudson River in New York City. A former crewman started a group to restore the vessel. Work was under way in Virginia when a 2011 storm flooded the Tamaroa’s engine room. Its hull also showed numerous signs of failure, making restoration impossible.Delaware paid for the bulk of the acquisition of the cutter, preparation and sinking, assisted by the DEP, which received funding from the Ann E. Clarke Foundation and the Sportfishing Fund. Share this article ‘Perfect Storm’ Coast Guard cutter sunk to become part of artificial reefcenter_img View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: USCGC Tamaroa Back to overview,Home naval-today ‘Perfect Storm’ Coast Guard cutter sunk to become part of artificial reef last_img read more

GEORGE LUMLEY CALLS ON COURIER AND PRESS TO RETRACT STORY ON FEDERAL INVESTIGATION

first_imgTHE ABOVE LETTERS ARE POSTED WITHOUT BAIS , OPINION OR EDITING.   Dear Sirs,A retraction may be in order regarding your headline that the city was cleared in the blight removal probe.The letter cited for your article and Mr. Coures claim is from the treasury – one of the parties being investigated. (see attached letter) You are creating misleading propaganda.The yearlong investigation that I am aware of concerning the BEP program is being conducted by the US Inspector General not the Treasury. The Treasury and how the Treasury allowed money intended and appropriated by the US congress to keep families in their houses be diverted to economic development is part of the Inspector General investigation. Treasury is not the investigator but the entity being investigated. Of course they are going to attempt to cover their ass and promote all is well in their agency.Please call the Inspector General where they will tell you the investigation is “ongoing” and report some real news.Thank youGeorge LumleyLINK TO INDIANA  TREASURY DEPARTMENT.https://city-countyobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Treasury-Letter-1.pdf FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

All Clear for New Roller Coaster in Ocean City

first_imgTwo roller coasters have been dismantled and removed at Playland’s Castaway Cove to make way for a new thrill ride expected to be constructed in time for the summer 2016 season.Some concrete footings are in place for the new GaleForce roller coaster at Playland’s Castaway Cove.Playland plans to build a new 125-foot-tall roller coaster, the GaleForce, which will feature a 64-mph launch and a beyond-90-degree drop. (Read more and see video: New Roller Coaster Thrill Coming in 2016 to Ocean City.)The Python Coaster and the Flitzer Roller Coaster at Playland are now gone, and construction crews are pouring footings for the new ride at the amusement park between 10th and 11th streets on the Ocean City Boardwalk.Construction of the ride is expected to begin in January and be complete sometime in April.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts__________ Two roller coasters have been removed from Playland’s Castaway Cove at 10th Street and Boardwalk to make room for a major new one.last_img read more

BIA entry deadline countdown

first_imgYou only have until Friday 15 May to get your entries in for the Baking Industry Awards, so send them in now! Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to shine at the industry’s most prestigious annual event. This year’s awards will be held at the Park Lane Hilton in London on 8 September and will be hosted by comedy legend Ronnie Corbett.The full list of award categories is: The Customer Focus Award, The Craft Business Award, Celebration Cake Maker of the Year, Baker of the Year, The Achievement in Bakery Training Award, Artisanal Bread Product of the Year, Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year, Bakery Supplier of the Year, The Innovation Award, Trainee Baker of the Year and The In-Store Bakery Award, which has an extended entry deadline of 1 June.To get hold of an entry form call Helen Law on 01293 846587 or email [email protected] Alternatively you can download a form at www.bakeryawards.co.uk. For seat and table bookings contact Liz Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Indiana Toll Road-School Food Relief Fund to help offset backpack food programs

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleIndiana Black Expo cancels summer event, football classicNext articleCourt declines to unseal video in shooting of Indiana judges 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Indiana Toll Road-School Food Relief Fund to help offset backpack food programs (“Heading towards the Indiana Toll Road” by Haydn Blackey, C.C. BY-SA 2.0) ITR Concession Company, the operator of the Indiana Toll Road, is establishing the Indiana Toll Road – School Food Relief Fund, a $100,000 grant to help offset the costs of school backpack food programs.In Indiana, over 47% of students receive their meals for free or at a reduced price through the National School Lunch Program. Food scarcity does not end with the school week, and many schools engage in a weekend food distribution, commonly referred to as “Backpack & Snacks” programs. This Food Relief Fund will directly support those students who may be going without food on weekends during the COVID-19 crisis.Each chosen district or organization will receive between $1,000 and $5,000, determined by the number of applications as well as an assessment of needs. The grants will be used to help fund either an existing Backpack & Snacks program, or as seed money to begin such a program. IDOE public school districts, nonpublic school districts, or charter management organizations within Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, and Steuben counties are eligible, and their superintendents will receive an application via email, with chosen programs to be announced on April 27, 2020.In addition, ITRCC has been committed to supporting each of its employees throughout the COVID-19 crisis. With no layoffs or furloughs, ITRCC staff have been able to continue to support their families and focus on their personal and community wellbeing.ITRCC CEO Nic Barr recognizes that the areas surrounding the Toll Road corridor remain heavily affected by this crisis. “We’re continually looking to make a positive impact in our community, and the Indiana Toll Road – School Relief Fund is designed to assist those in need, and to support our valued community partners and neighbors,” Barr said. Facebook Pinterest Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ By 95.3 MNC – April 26, 2020 0 306 last_img read more