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Attacks on Mogadishu radio stations leave journalists in untenable situation

first_img Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News SomaliaAfrica to go further News For more information about yesterday’s raids, read this press release by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), the Reporters Without Borders partner in Somalia. According to the transitional government in Mogadishu, they bring to five the number of radio stations that have been attacked or forcibly taken over by Islamist rebels.These raids have yet again highlighted the difficulties and dangers for journalists working in the war zone. They are priority targets while control of their media has become objectives for the various warring parties. Reporters Without Borders urges the international community to consider ways to protect them.The latest evolution in the fighting in Somalia is very disturbing and suggests that Al-Shabaab and Hizb-Al-Islam are bent on putting a stop to the work of all the independent media. In their eyes, an independent press has no right to exist. In their eyes, there is only room for media that support their ideological and religious views.After pressuring the media over their coverage, after a wave of kidnappings of journalists, the insurgents are now attacking radio stations and either confiscating or taking control of their equipment. Radio stations, Somalia’s most developed form of media, are being particularly targeted. The Islamist movements are adopting the strategy of Afghanistan’s Taliban, who have realised that the media are part of the key to winning their war.Such attacks are a complete violation of international law governing actions in wartime. Reporters Without Borders urges the belligerents to spare innocent civilians and journalists, who are particularly exposed.Al-Shabaab and Hizb-Al-Islam are both on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” . Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns yesterday’s assaults by Islamist militias on two radio stations in Mogadishu. Radio HornAfrik was ransacked and looted by members of Al-Shabaab while Global Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) was taken over by Hizb-Al-Islam, which has decided to use it for broadcasting its own propaganda. September 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks on Mogadishu radio stations leave journalists in untenable situation Receive email alerts RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Organisation News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists February 24, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out more March 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

UPDATE: Teenager dies following crash on Indiana Toll Road Thursday

first_img Google+ A teenage boy has now died after a crash on the Indiana Toll Road Thursday.The crash happened just before 5 p.m. near the Elkhart Toll Plaza exit after an SUV rear-ended a semi.RELATED: Three people airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after toll road crashABC 57 News reports Lukas Strain, 17 of Stevensville, has now died from his injuries sustained in the crash.A man and woman were also injured, but are both recovering in the hospital.The driver of the semi was not hurt. By Brooklyne Beatty – October 9, 2020 0 737 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterestcenter_img TAGScrashfatalIndianaLukas Straintoll roadupdate Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, Oct. 12-16Next articleSouth Bend motorcyclist, 37, seriously injured in crash At LaSalle & Niles Avenues Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest IndianaLocalNews UPDATE: Teenager dies following crash on Indiana Toll Road Thursday WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

April 30, 2006 News and Notes

first_imgApril 30, 2006 News and Notes News and Notes Alan M. Weisberg of Christopher & Weisberg has been appointed to the executive committee of the Florida Council of the American Electronics Association. Joseph L. Stone, of counsel at Seyfarth Shaw, received the inaugural Fellows Award of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. John Kozyak of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Miami has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Kozyak practices commercial litigation matters at his bankruptcy firm. Brian Abramson of Lott & Friedland earned the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida International University College of Law. Nicole Valdivieso of Lott and Friedland has been elected secretary of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida. Maxine M. Long, a partner at Shutts & Bowen, was elected president of the Murray Dranoff Foundation’s board. Fred Karlinsky, a shareholder with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Ft. Lauderdale, moderated a panel discussion in London on “The Impact of the 2005 Hurricanes in the United States and the Future for the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry.” Raymond T. “Tom” Elligett, Jr., of Schropp, Buell & Elligett in Tampa spoke on business income and extra expense insurance coverage at the Metropolitan Bar Caucus Disaster Preparedness Program at the ABA 2006 midyear meeting in Chicago. Christy L. Hertz, a partner with Merlin & Hertz in Coral Gables, instructed at the Parenting Coordination 11th Judicial Circuit Training Course seminar. Kimberly A. Cook of Abadin Jaramillo Cook & Heffernan in Miami has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale was approved as a mediator for the Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Program. Dale S. Appell of Tampa was admitted to the U.S. Middle District of Florida. Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, Sen. Nan Rich and Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell were honored by Florida’s Children First for their ongoing support of children’s issues. Amy E. Furness a shareholder at Carlton Fields’ Miami office and Kelly Cruz-Brown a shareholder at Carlton Fields’ Tallahassee office both helped to host a reception for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Scott M. Solkoff of Boynton Beach was named a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Alan Rosenthal, a partner at Adorno & Yoss, was appointed chair of the Pinecrest Charter Review Commission. Kathryn Angell Carr, a shareholder at Abel Band’s Sarasota office, has been elected to the board of directors of the Argus Foundation. Carlton Fields held a reception in honor of the Florida Justice Institute and its Volunteer Lawyers Project for the Southern District of Florida, an organization devoted to pro bono work. Loring N. Spolter of Ft. Lauderdale presented a seminar on “No and Low Cost Marketing Strategies for Solo Practitioners and Small Law Firms” for the Broward County Bar Association. James K. Rubin of North Miami Beach was a speaker at a seminar titled “Firearm Laws in Florida,” hosted by Lorman Education Services. Mayda Prego of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed in Miami was chosen to participate in the National Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Program. Geralyn M. Passaro of Stephens, Lynn, Klein, et. al. in Ft. Lauderdale presented “Claims Against Real Estate Brokers” to the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Board of Realtors. Melanie Emmons Damian and Peter F. Valori of Miami were elected to the board of directors of Educate Tomorrow, a nonprofit that seeks to provide mentors to at-risk youth. Diana Santa Maria of Ft. Lauderdale presented “Trial Presentation of Past and Future Medical Expenses” at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Workhorse Seminar in Orlando. Mark S. Bentley of GrayRobinson’s Tampa office presented “Challenges to Rezoning, Variance, and Development Denials — What Works and How to Avoid Lengthy, Costly Disappointments” at the international seminar, “Regulatory Takings, Facing the Challenges and Knowing the Remedies.” Brian H. Bieber, a partner at Hirschhorn, Bieber in Miami, has been appointed to the executive committee of the Florida Council of the American Electronics Association. John W. Dill presented “Jury Selection in the Medical Malpractice Case” at a seminar sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in Orlando. Samuel Bearman of Pensacola spoke to the Southern Trial Lawyers Association on how to handle insurance claims related to hurricane damage. Maria Korvick was honored with the Mario P. Goderich “Paver” Award by the Cuban American Bar Association. The award is intended to honor a member of the legal community who demonstrates leadership, commitment, ethics, and integrity. Christopher T. Vernon of Treiser, Collins & Vernon in Naples spoke at the Cayman Islands Society of Financial Analysts. He discussed trends in investment litigation. Nancy E. Stroud of Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch is a co-author of a recently published LexisNexis treatise “Planning and Control of Land Development Cases and Materials.” Stroud’s focus was on the zoning process and on regulation of religious uses. Ronald A. Christaldi of de la Parte & Gilbert in Tampa has been appointed to the advisory board of Creative Tampa Bay, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to synergizing the community’s assets to cultivate an environment that encourages creativity. William F. “Bill” Hamilton of Holland & Knight’s Tampa office presented “Practical Pointers for Practitioners: Counseling Clients While Proving Your Case” at the third National In-House Counsel Conference on Defending and Managing Complex Litigation. Arthur Garcia, Jr., of North Miami Beach was a guest speaker on “Ethical Issues in Client Representaton” at the How to Run a More Efficient Legal Practice Seminar. John Pankauski of West Palm Beach spoke on attorney ethics at a Palm Beach County Bar Association luncheon. The topic was “Ethics—Serving and Avoiding Service.” Andrew P. Rock of Kingsford & Rock in Maitland presented a workshop titled “Appraisal Provisions in Property Policies” at the PLRB/LIRB 2006 Claims Conference in Nashville. Marie Lefere of Holland & Knight’s Ft. Lauderdale office was the recipient of its Tillie Kidd Fowler Leadership Award, which honors an individual who demonstrates high standards and commitment to excellence. Alan Rosenthal of Adorno & Yoss in Miami has been appointed chair of the Pinecrest Charter Review Commission. He will lead the review of the village’s charter every six years. John Tucker of Tucker & Ludin in Clearwater was recognized by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and BNA Books as a contributing author of Employee Benefits Law, second edition. Liz Consuegra of Berger Singerman’s Miami office has been appointed to the board of directors for the Guardianship Program of Dade County. The program was established to provide guardianship services when no guardian is available. Barbara Ehrich Locke, of Holland & Knight’s Miami office has been named to a Bar grievance committee that investigates and prosecutes complaints filed against attorneys in Florida. She will serve a three-year term. Kenneth J. McKenna of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier in Orlando was elected to the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Inc. Stephen Edward Silkowski of Jacksonville spoke at the Lorman Education Services seminar on “Children’s Records Law” in Florida on records creation and the public’s right to access their contents. William R. Lane, Jr., has been named a fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel at the association’s annual meeting. Christopher Hopkins and Allison Miller-Bernstein chaired the seminar “Florida Arbitration Cases” at the West Palm Beach Convention Center. Peter Antonacci of GrayRobinson in Tallahassee has been appointed to the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission by Gov. Jeb Bush. Jack R. Reiter of Adorno & Yoss’ Miami office addressed the Miami Beach Bar Association on “Preserving Errors on Appeal.” Frank W. Leonhardt of GrayRobinson in Orlando received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Bernard Siegel of Wellington was featured as a speaker on the topic of stem cells and public policy at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington D.C. Mac Richard McCoy of Carlton Fields in Tampa was elected to serve as one of the three co-chairs for the 2007 Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Dellecker, Wilson, King, Mckenna & Ruffier has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the annual Hearts of Gold event to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. David R. Punzak of Carlton Fields in St. Petersburg received the 2006 ABA National Public Service Award. Akerman Senterfitt’s Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Group is assisting clients with their preparations for this year’s hurricane season. Addressing a wide range of issues that arise prior to, during, and after a hurricane, construction and project development clients are receiving guidelines drafted by the group. Keith E. Rounsaville of Akerman Senterfitt’s Orlando office wrote “Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence” in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Criminal Antitrust Lititgation handbook. Marcia S. Cohen of St. Petersburg gave a presentation on the U.S. Equal Pay Act at a breakfast roundtable sponsored by the French-American Foundation in Paris. Stacie L. Carpenter McElroy of Dean Mead’s Ft. Lauderdale office was elected president of the Treasure Coast Association of Women Lawyers. Michael Colodny of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate organized a seminar titled “Ethical and Effective Advocacy in 2006,” which was highlighted by Florida Sentate President Tom Lee. Jonathan B. Trohn of GrayRobinson in Lakeland was named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Leslie J. Lott of Lott & Friedland in Coral Gables authored a chapter titled “Special Remedies for Counterfeit” in “Trademark Infringement Remedies” published by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. Dennis J. Wall of Orlando wrote a hurricane insurance coverage article that was published by the Orange County Bar Association’s journal, The Briefs. April 30, 2006 News & Noteslast_img read more

Photo: Xavier Is Preparing For Tonight’s Game vs. Arizona By Listening To DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” On Repeat

first_imgChris Mack with his mouth wide openCINCINNATI, OH – FEBRUARY 28: Head coach Chris Mack of the Xavier Musketeers reacts in the first half of a game against the Providence Friars at Cintas Center on February 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 84-74 to claim the Big East Conference regular season title. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Xavier is an 11.5-point underdog in tonight’s Sweet 16 match-up against No. 2 seed Arizona, but if the program’s Spotify playlist is to be believed, the Musketeers are receiving proper motivation. Xavier Athletics tweeted out a picture of a playlist, which is just DMX’s 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on repeat.Tonight’s playlist. #XMarchesOn pic.twitter.com/fdfsFfI0tv— Xavier Musketeers (@XUAthletics) March 26, 2015When it comes to X vs. the ‘Cats, one of the verses is a bit prophetic.Ain’t never gave nothin’ to me But every time I turn around Cats got they hands out wantin’ something from me I ain’t got it so you can’t get it Lets leave it at that cuz I ain’t with itPeople are certainly not giving Xavier a real chance in this one. We’ll have to see if the Musketeers can pull the major upset.last_img read more

G E Shipping to Sell Supramax Bulker

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Daniel van den Berg on Unsplash India’s Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited (G E Shipping) has inked an agreement to dispose of its Supramax bulker Jag Ratan.The 52,179 dwt vessel will be delivered to an undisclosed new buyer in H1 FY 2018-19, according to the company.Built at South Korean Daedong shipyard in 2001, the ship has a market value of USD 8.12 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Back in 2007, the 65,500 cbm Jag Ratan was purchased by G E Shipping from Turkish Kaptanoglu Group.Last month, G E Shipping expanded its gas carrier fleet as it took delivery of Jag Vayu, a secondhand medium gas carrier.Including Jag Ratan, company’s current fleet stands at 49 vessels, comprising 34 tankers and 15 dry bulk carriers with an average age of 10.68 years aggregating 3.97 million dwt.last_img read more

Militarys counterintelligence unit considered Valentines Day MMIW vigils source of potential extremism

first_imgRead a related report on military surveillance of AkwesasneJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Canadian military’s counter-intelligence unit considered the yearly Valentine’s Day vigils for murdered and missing Indigenous women as a potential source for “extremism” and “civil unrest,” according to a document released to APTN National News.The heavily redacted, seven-page counterintelligence report compiled by the Canadian Forces National Counterintelligence Unit was obtained under the Access to Information Act.The Threat information Collection report focused on a time frame from Jan. 6 to Feb. 5, 2015, included Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta as its geographical coverage area and used information from 27 sources.The report was compiled “in support of a Threat Assessment” required for an event or issue that is redacted from the document.Much of the report is redacted, except for a section referencing the Islamic State terror network in a section on terrorism, Akwesasne under a section referencing “criminal activity” and the Valentine’s Day murdered and missing Indigenous women vigils held yearly across the country.The vigils are mentioned third in a five item list under the heading, “Interference/Extremism/Civil Unrest.”It’s unclear why the vigils were included in the list as any potential explanation appears to be redacted. The unredacted portion, however, states that these vigils have never been a source of civil unrest or extremism.“(Feb. 14) has become a day to hold peaceful rallies and vigils to draw attention to violence against women, in some cases specifically violence against Aboriginal women,” said the report. “These events have been held for 24 years consecutively and have never been an issue.”The rest of the section is censored.CF National Counter Intelligence Unit report Download (PDF, Unknown)last_img read more

Three teenagers charged after multiple break and enters in Grande Prairie

first_imgThe suspects fled from the scene on foot but were located with the assistance of Police Dog Services and arrested without incident.Police say that their investigation revealed that all three were involved in the earlier crimes.Three 14-year-old boys from Grande Prairie are facing various charges including multiple counts of break and enter, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, along with charges of theft of a motor vehicle, mischief, and failing to comply with conditions.The trio cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Mounties say that the incidents remain under investigation, and further charges may be laid.It’s not known when the three are due to appear in court. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Three teens are facing charges in Grande Prairie after police received a number of reports of break and enters in recent weeks.On July 19th and July 20th, the Grande Prairie RCMP received numerous calls from residents in the area of Crystal Lake Estates reporting that their homes had been broken into or vandalized.While investigating the break and enters, police encountered a stolen vehicle with three occupants.last_img read more

BC Government to improve WorkBC Services

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is making changes to improve WorkBC’s services.According to the Government, the changes will offer better services for people who need support to re-enter the workforce, access training opportunities and to find good jobs.Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, says these changes will help those who are facing barriers when searching for work. “Many people trying to find work face barriers to opportunity. They need a hand overcoming those barriers to take the next step to meet their goals. That’s why we are refocusing WorkBC on delivering results for people. Improving accessibility and moving to more personalized supports will make it easier for more people to find good, stable jobs so they can provide for themselves and their families.”WorkBC provides employment services to people at centres throughout the province and online through WorkBC.ca. People can find local and provincial job listings, workshops, skills assessments and targeted programs that include training, work experience and wage subsidies.For more information on the changes in employment services, you can visit the Government’s website.last_img read more

Former Fort St John man arrested on terrorism charges released from custody

first_imgHamdan, a Jordanian national, was acquitted of those charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September 2017. Immigration authorities arrested him and determined at multiple detention reviews that he poses a danger to the public.The CBSA said that Hamdan made himself out to be a cheerleader for the Islamic State in many of his 85 Facebook posts as he glorified and encouraged lone-wolf attacks in Canada, the United States and other western countries.Hamdan cast his activity on Facebook as an alternative news source, providing his followers with another view of events in the Middle East as he relayed the message of a terrorist organization.The CBC says Hamdan must meet 25 conditions before he is released.  The CBC says a spokesperson for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada would not elaborate on what those conditions would be or when he would be released. VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered that a former Fort St. John man that was acquitted 2017 of four terrorism-related charges be released from custody until he is deported.According to the CBC, at a detention review hearing on Friday, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled he must be released from custody until he is deported from Canada.Othman Hamdan came to B.C from Washington state 16 years ago on a refugee claim and was arrested in Fort St. John in the summer of 2015 when he was originally charged with four terrorism offences.last_img read more