Breaking news overnight: Gunshot victim found at OBT bar

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Breaking News:From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeOrange County deputies responded to a shooting this morning at 3:06AM in the parking lot of Q Karaoke and Billiards (4519 South Orange Blossom Trail). Upon arrival, one victim was found in the parking lot with a gunshot wound and was transported by Orange County Fire Rescue to the hospital in stable condition. A second victim was dropped off at the hospital suffering from a non-life threatening injury.The names of the victims were not released.The investigation is still ongoing, and no other details have been released. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more information is learned. TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleTake the Orange County experience Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

History of Rugby World Cup Sevens – Part 3

first_imgSunday Mar 29, 2009 History of Rugby World Cup Sevens – Part 3 The third and final part of the History of the Sevens World Cup series coincides nicely with this weekends Hong Kong Sevens, which took place earlier today. Fiji came out trumps over South Africa in a rematch of the classic 1997 final, which is featured in this video.It was back in 1994 though that a young giant hit the scene with a bang, lighting up the Hong Kong tournament in a way that was never seen before.Eighteen year old New Zealander Johan Lomu made his mark on the tournament and in many ways, world rugby, as he terrorised defences from Fiji to Australia.The 1997 tournament in Hong Kong was a huge event, culminating in one of the best finals ever to be seen. Fiji beat South Africa 24-21 in the end as the big name Springbok players couldnt do enough to hold off the Fijian comeback.In 2001 the Sevens World Cup moved to Argentina, and it was Lomu once again who featured prominently, particularly in the final against Australia as he scored some amazing tries, running through all before him, as he talks about in his interview.Sevens has come a long way, with many fifteens players having honed their craft in the shortened version of the game, making it a valuable part of the sport of rugby overall. :: Related Posts :: History of Rugby World Cup Sevens – Part 2 History of Rugby World Cup Sevens – Part 1 Time: 09:22ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. 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Sítio da Lezíria: Converting Mews Into Housing / Atelier Data

first_imgCopyAbout this officeAtelier DataOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingAlcácer do SalWoodHousingPortugalPublished on February 12, 2013Cite: “Sítio da Lezíria: Converting Mews Into Housing / Atelier Data” 12 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Housing Sítio da Lezíria: Converting Mews Into Housing / Atelier DataSave this projectSaveSítio da Lezíria: Converting Mews Into Housing / Atelier DataSave this picture!© Richard John SeymourHousing•Alcácer do Sal, Portugal Sítio da Lezíria: Converting Mews Into Housing / Atelier Data ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/331265/sitio-da-leziria-converting-mews-into-housing-atelier-data Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/331265/sitio-da-leziria-converting-mews-into-housing-atelier-data Clipboard Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Richard John Seymour+ 16 Share “COPY” Copy 2012 Portugal Save this picture!© Richard John SeymourText description provided by the architects. The intervention site is located in Alcácer do Sal, Alentejo, a region truly strategic in the country of Portugal because of its geographical, environmental and landscape features. In this area, Sado river was one of the main factors of growth due to its navigability. The extensive areas for the production of salt represented equally a strong economical development of the region, combined with the existing rich soil, which promoted agriculture. Agriculture is still the dominant activity of the region.Save this picture!© Richard John SeymourRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingNamed ‘Sítio das Lezírias’, the extensive property [approximately 14 ha] in which the intervention takes place, an ancient agricultural area, there are two existing buildings– the manor house, and the mews, whose rehabilitation project was done by Atelier Data. The conversion of the mews into housing, gave us the opportunity to think about domestic space and also to test the way that people can inhabit again ancient rural areas. This project is the result of the first phase of a wide strategy that aims to revive an old agricultural land, combining new agricultural techniques with a new way of living./   Design guidelines for the conversion of the mews into housing:-Keeping the original wooden structure of the roof and the circulation axis/central corridor [the horse path];-Conversion and redesigning of the former horses’ spaces into flexible housing units;-Distribution of the “water cores” – functional batteries – within the limits of each dwelling unit [equipped walls];-Recovery of traditional building techniques and materials within a logic of reinterpretation and reinvention of domestic space; Save this picture!© Richard John SeymourAbout programThere are 5 spaces, all with approximately same area: 4 you can use as bedrooms and 1 you can use as a living, with a table where you cook and eat. Save this picture!© Richard John SeymourThe original building used to be mews for horses, with thick walls around, a beautiful wood structure in the ceiling supporting the roof and finally a corridor along the building where horse´s were driven to their own space. Nowadays the building keeps exactly this original logic where the same central corridor connects several spaces that can have imaginative uses. Save this picture!© Richard John SeymourAbout material optionsWe decided to use resistant and affordable materials that would fit in the logic of the new usage of the building and the old mews. The pavement was executed in stroked cement, which was then waxed. In the floor of the 5 toilets and the cooking area of the kitchen we chose handmade hydraulic mosaic, a very ancient Portuguese technic with beautiful geometric and colorful drawings. All the walls have the same finishing, also waxed micro cement, both in private, public and humid areas. Then we invited the artist João Mouro to create the murals in all washbasins with recycled materials from other old buildings.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPiraeus Antiquities Museum Competition Entry / PARArticlesGSO Nürnberg Information Centre Competition Entry / Studio DMTWArticlesProject locationAddress:Alcácer do Sal, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Atelier Data Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Google expands share of online search users

first_img Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Web managers should still be focusing on securing a high ranking on search engine Google, given that it continues to increase its share of people using search engines.If you’ve only got limited time and budget to promote your charity’s Web site, it still makes sense to focus on ensuring it is listed effectively on Google. According to OneStat, the search engine increased its share of search engine uesrs from 55.2% last year to 56.4% this year.Rival search engines lost market share, apart from Ask Jeeves and AOL who secured slight increases. Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 June 2004 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img However, as we have said before on UK Fundraising and in our training courses, there are other search engines to consider and Google’s dominance is unlikely to be permanent. Yahoo! has been working hard at competing with Google, Amazon has already launched a new search engine, and Dipsie is just one of several promising new search engines due to launch in 2004. Google expands share of online search users About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

New book on volunteering by older people

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 March 2005 | News The Institute for Volunteering Research has published “Active ageing in active communities: Volunteering and the transition to retirement” by Justin Davis Smith and Pat Gay.The new report, published in association with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examines the role of older volunteers within the context of an ageing population, increased life expectancy, and growing governmentinterest in notions of active ageing and community involvement.It focuses both on practical issues, such as recruitment and support of older volunteers, as well as on wider public policy debates relating to demographic change and community participation. Advertisementcenter_img Published in paperback, the 36-page report costs £11.95. New book on volunteering by older people Tagged with: Research / statistics Volunteeringlast_img read more

From G7 to Shanghai summit, U.S. swagger falls flat

first_imgDonald Trump at the G7.The response to President Donald Trump’s arrogant withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and wild threats of tariffs on U.S. allies has exposed declining U.S. influence on a global scale.This became all too obvious at the gathering in Quebec, Canada, of the G7 summit of the seven major imperialist powers — United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. With the exception of Japan, the other six countries are also leading members of the U.S.-commanded NATO military alliance.Trump’s insults and contradictory statements before and after the G7 meeting, and his threats of new tariffs unleashing an unpredictable trade war, reinforced the disarray in the global capitalist order that U.S. imperialism has commanded for 70 years.Washington is increasingly unable to control the global agenda. U.S. corporate power finds it can no longer order the nations of the world to isolate the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea or Iran.The U.S. has less to offer except threats of military destruction, unpayable debt and broken agreements. This untenable situation is the cause of Trump’s rants, tweets and temper tantrums.The June 12 meeting in Singapore of President Kim Jong Un and Trump, and the joint communiqué signed afterwards, was met with great enthusiasm in North and South Korea — and worldwide. But this is hardly based on Trump’s skill as a negotiator. Events in Asia are moving far beyond U.S. control.The images of the two warm meetings of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea and President Kim of the DPRK; President Kim’s two meetings with President Xi of China; and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, which opposed all sanctions, ending the day before Trump arrived in Asia; confirmed that decades of U.S. efforts to isolate DPRK had failed.G7 – a thieves summitIn past years G7 summits were usually weekend photo ops, with a vague unity statement to paper over deep economic rivalries behind the scenes.The only agreement among these top officials, who represent the largest bankers and corporations, is about imperialist wars. They agree on the NATO bombing of Libya, the concerted regime change effort in Syria, the expansion of NATO to the borders of Russia, and the effort to pull Ukraine into the NATO military alliance. They agreed to impose harsh sanctions on Russia and expel Russia from what was then the G8 when Russia moved in 2014 to save its only naval port in Crimea from being captured by NATO.In past decades, the U.S. had great influence in establishing, and steering for its benefit, this gathering of the world’s largest imperialist powers. In essence it is a gathering of thieves and robbers in an alliance to loot the developing world through international banking agreements, utilizing the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, and imposing starvation sanctions on countries that have stepped out of line. But at the same time, these pirates are also ruthlessly competing with each other.A different allianceAs one meeting of world leaders of the major imperialist countries ended in Canada, another very different meeting was opening in China.More than 2,500 domestic and foreign reporters and 2,000 guests came to Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong province, to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit on June 9 and 10. A dozen agreements on economic cooperation and security were signed.The SCO summit involves eight Asian countries in the developing world. Four of them — China, Russia, India and Pakistan — are large countries. The Central Asian countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are also members. Several other Asian countries have observer and dialogue partner status. The member countries account for 3 billion people, almost half the world’s population.SCO’s newest member, as of this summit, is Iran.This meeting of global significance has received scant attention in the U.S. media. One headline of CNNMoney, however, summarized the new reality: “Forget the G7. A summit happening in China is what really matters.” (June 8)The SCO is not a revolutionary alliance. Nor is it an international coalition that challenges capitalist property relations or the global order in any fundamental way.It is an international gathering outside of all imperialist-dominated forums. Many of the member countries are targeted by imperialism and seek mutual assistance and cooperation in order to develop.Initially established as a regional security grouping, the SCO nations have increasingly focused on expanding trade and strengthening wider cooperation among developing countries.Plans already underway for vast modernization, the introduction of new industries and advanced communication will lead to a large expansion of the working class throughout the entire region.China’s agenda in hosting the SCO summit is to expand its regional influence and bypass U.S. military encirclement through numerous trade and infrastructure agreements. It now has the nationalized resources and the expertise to help fund large-scale development projects and to upgrade the infrastructure of major roads, railways, ports, pipelines and telecommunications to meet the needs of neighboring countries.U.S. breaks Iran dealTrump’s May 8 announcement on Iran unraveled an international agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed by seven countries — U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, Iran and the European Union — after years of dire U.S. threats. Although Iran had met every provision of the restrictive treaty, stringent sanctions and harsh new penalties to any country doing business with Iran will be imposed.France, Germany and Britain, along with the EU, denounced the unilateral action because it blocked their unfolding business deals. In a joint statement, they officially reminded Trump that a U.N. Security Council endorsement had made this a binding international agreement. Despite their opposition to Washington’s decision, they began closing down their projects in Iran.Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran agreement is hardly a surprise. From the hundreds of treaties made with Indigenous nations to the Vietnam Peace Treaty, agreements with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia, Washington has never respected or abided by any pact made with oppressed, developing or targeted nations.But Washington’s decision to withdraw from the signed agreement, reimpose sanctions and demand every other country follow suit or face penalties no longer has the impact it did even five years ago.China’s invitation to IranChina — Iran’s number-one energy partner — used Washington’s effort to isolate Iran and undercut Wall Street’s European rivals by turning the tables.President Xi Jinping invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for a bilateral meeting on trade and cooperation. Jinping also publicly invited Iran to participate in the SCO meeting.Iran is a key transport hub between Asia and Europe and provides maritime access to landlocked countries. China’s proposal for a high-speed railway across Central Asia is advantageous to Iran and to the development of the whole region.Iran recently signed a free-trade zone agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.Russia, Iran and China can trade in the Chinese yuan, now an international currency. This means they can avoid U.S. sanctions on both Iran and Russia, which complicate all U.S. dollar transactions.Attendance at the SCOIt is significant that both Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan attended the SCO summit and shook hands. These two nuclear states have fought three wars against each other. British and U.S. policy for decades was to do everything possible to keep India and Pakistan in hostile contention.Presidents of four central Asian countries that are former Soviet republics — Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan — attended as members. Each country secured very favorable new economic and trade agreements. For example, in return for greater access to regional energy, China offers lesser developed countries like Kazakhstan, the largest world exporter of uranium, access to world markets for its exports as well as increased regional trade among member states.Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the summit. Russia’s economy is much smaller than China’s and is growing slowly. But Russia is one of the world’s biggest energy producers. It also faces U.S. and EU sanctions.Qingdao was a symbolic choice to host the SCO summit. It is at the eastern end of a vast railway network across Eurasia and a logistical center linking the Silk Road Economic Belt with the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.According to Chinese news reports, this 18th summit is expected to “ratify a five-year outline for the implementation of the Treaty on Long-term Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation,” as well as “approve more than 10 cooperation deals covering areas including security, economy, and people-to-people exchanges.”Changing balanceU.S. imperialism’s economic domination has declined dramatically. So has the economic weight of the EU countries.In contrast, the Asia Pacific region’s share of the global economy is expected to rise to 39 percent by 2023, while that of North America is estimated to fall to 25 percent, according to the IMF.French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that the other G7 members wouldn’t “mind signing a six-country agreement if need be.” The six other G7 countries now form a larger market than the U.S. market.But, as Putin pointed out, the combined purchasing power of the SCO now outstrips that of the G7.News reports and commentaries at the SCO focused on this new alliance challenging the existing world order led by the U.S.All of this will have an impact on Trump’s talks with the DPRK. Trump faces a common determination to not allow U.S. threats or sanctions to isolate any country or destabilize whole regions.Pentagon threatens all progressThe Pentagon’s response to the historic SCO gathering was to send U.S. B-52 bombers on maneuvers in the South China Sea on June 5. Earlier, on May 27, two warships sailed near the South China Sea islands claimed by China. China denounced U.S. militarization of the region and its willful trespassing as highly provocative.While fighting among themselves at the G7 meeting, both Britain and France agreed to have their warships join the aggressive U.S. naval operation, labeled the “Freedom of Navigation Flotilla,” in the world’s most important shipping corridor.It is hardly a coincidence that the announcement among these imperialist pirates was made in Singapore days ahead of Trump’s meeting with President Kim Jong un of the DPRK.This old-fashioned gunboat diplomacy can’t stop the people of the world from pursuing development and communication.Flounders is co-coordinator of the International Action Center. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Washington’s role in Berta Cáceres’ 2016 murder in Honduras

first_imgIt has been five years since the assassination of Berta Cáceres — an environmental activist from the Lenca people, a founder and leader of the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras. Though some of her killers have been identified and convicted, the governments and corporations that hired and trained them remain unpunished.Berta CaceresThey murdered Cáceres during a campaign to stop the construction of a hydroelectric dam funded by a corporation called Desarrollos Energéticos SA (Desa). Desa’s security chief was among the seven men convicted for her assassination. This killer, a former Honduran army lieutenant, along with one of his co-conspirators, received U.S. military training. At the time of the killers’ arrest, the Guardian reported that the Cáceres hit was “an extrajudicial killing planned by military intelligence specialists linked to the country’s U.S.-trained special forces.”“Those who were captured and convicted were the weakest people within the criminal structure that attacked my mom,” Cáceres’ daughter, Laura Zúñiga Cáceres, said last year. (Democracy Now, Jan. 17, 2020)Workers World reported on Dec. 4, 2018: “The close relationship among international finance capital, the Honduran military and local companies keeps wages and costs low and enables a transfer of the ‘savings’ back to Europe and the U.S. as profit. Local oligarchs and foreign bankers get rich, while the working masses are faced with the choice of suffering at home or risking their lives to migrate to the U.S.” President Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president was bookended by his administration’s disastrous policy toward Honduras. In 2009, shortly after taking office, President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave political cover to coup plotters who deposed then-President Manuel Zelaya. The coup government, headed by Roberto Micheletti, immediately directed violent repression at opposition groups and former members of Zelaya’s government. It harassed and assaulted diplomats from Venezuela and Cuba and drove many left-wing politicians into exile or hiding. Washington then funneled over $43 million to the Honduran coup government, according to USAID, mostly allocated through the Department of Defense.Hillary Clinton protected coupEmails obtained by Wikileaks show the U.S. State Department covered for the coup government, protecting it from the country’s own neighbors. “Clinton and her team worked behind the scenes to fend off efforts by neighboring democracies through the Organization of American States to restore the elected president to power. ‘The OAS meeting today turned into a nonevent — just as we hoped,’ wrote one top State official, celebrating a strategy of slow-walking a restoration.” (tinyurl.com/fjbc4bze) Secretary Clinton’s own memoir originally admitted, “We strategized on a plan to restore order in Honduras … which would render the question of Zelaya moot.” This section was removed from later printings of the book.Thousands of the migrants who took the long journey to the U.S. border fled the violence caused by the 2009 coup, only to end up deported or separated from their children and held in cages built for them by the Obama-Biden administration. One year before Obama turned the reins over to Donald Trump, on March 2, 2016, a squad of U.S.-trained, corporate killers-for-hire assassinated Berta Cáceres.But there is now mounting pressure to stop U.S. collaboration with the coup government. Five U.S. Congressional representatives have proposed the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, which if passed would purportedly cut off U.S. funding sources for Honduran security forces, “unless the Honduran government investigates and prosecutes blatant human rights violations by their police and military forces.” (tinyurl.com/3jre5xen)It is unclear if this act would curb the violence committed against workers and Indigenous communities or whether it would only serve as a form of sanctions to further starve and terrorize the Honduran people. And it is unclear if the Biden administration would comply with the act even if it did pass Congress. Now Secretary of State Antony Blinken was Vice President Biden’s National Security Advisor from 2009 to 2013, during which time the U.S. gave the coup government over $350 million in aid.Current President Juan Orlando Hernández, a deeply unpopular figure inside Honduras who has faced tremendous backlash from the working class, is the subject of an ongoing corruption investigation due to his collaboration with drug traffickers. Still, President Biden has so far retained friendly ties with Hernández.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Taliban abduct two journalists in Tribal Areas, threaten three others

first_img Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation July 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Taliban abduct two journalists in Tribal Areas, threaten three others Follow the news on Pakistan On 5 July, both reporters and their local guide were released by the Taliban.————-Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of two freelance journalists – reporter Pir Zubair Shah and photographer Akhtar Soomoro – who were kidnapped yesterday by a Taliban group in the Mohmand region of the Tribal Areas while doing a story on marble production, which the authorities plan to develop.“The kidnapping of these two genuine journalists is incomprehensible and we hope the Taliban leaders will quickly heed the calls for their release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Shah and Soomoro were not in any way involved in the ongoing conflict. They were just doing their job, which is to report on the situation in the Tribal Areas.”Shah and Soomoro were detained by Taliban militants near the village of Ziarat. A third man, Abdul Hasan, who acting as their fixer, was also reportedly abducted. Shah is from Waziristan, another part of the Tribal Areas.A Taliban spokesman was quoted by Reuters as saying they detained the journalists because they were secretly taking pictures of people and places under Taliban control. “Now our council will meet and decide what to do,” the spokesman, identified as Asad, said.Yesterday’s abductions came just three days after a Taliban group distributed leaflets in Wana, the capital of South Waziristan, threatening to kill three local journalists – Zafar Wazir of the Aaj daily newspaper and AVT TV, Agence France-Presse stringer Anwar Shakir and freelancer Deen Muhammad – and accusing them of working for foreign news media.In a separate development, a British TV crew that had permission to do a report on tribal customs came under automatic gunfire yesterday in Mastung, a district in the southwestern province of Quetta. Four of its Pakistani employees were injured. The Dawn daily newspaper said the circumstances of the shooting were still unclear. Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific center_img News News RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Newslast_img read more

Malin Head man suffered injuries consistent with a car crash in fatal attack

first_img Malin Head man suffered injuries consistent with a car crash in fatal attack Twitter WhatsApp Facebook News Google+ Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson A forensic pathologist told a race murder trial that a Donegal man who was allegedly kicked and stamped to death suffered injuries normally associated with a car crash.Dr Julie McAdam said she had never come across the type of severe trauma that killed 57-year-old William McKeeney, originally from Malin Head, from massive internal bleeding.Several injuries, from blows to the head left the sole pattern of footwear, Dr McAdam said.The jury in the trial of Adel Ishaq and Asif Rehman was shown graphic post mortem photographs of Mr McKeeney’s body.A patholgist told his murder trial that his injuries were similar to those sustained by somebody who had fallen from a high building or been knocked over by a car.Dr McAdam told the High Court in Kilmarnock that the 57-year-old suffered 15 injuries to the head, some of which were so severe that footprints were left on his skin.She also said that there were three injuries to his body, but these were only discovered on internal examination. She said that one blow had ruptured his diaphragm and another had ruptured the splenic artery, a major blood vessel.She told the jury that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the abdomen, with blunt force trauma to the head a contributory factor.The court has heard that Mr McKeeney, a labourer from Donegal, had been walking home from a local pub when he was attacked. He died later in hospital.The trial continues. Previous articleGovernment to introduce double penalty points for drivers using mobile phonesNext articleHealth Service Executive urging people to get the flu vaccine News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – October 9, 2012 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Anderson says ‘Brexit’ must not be imposed on Northern Ireland

first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Anderson says ‘Brexit’ must not be imposed on Northern Ireland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleInishowen councillor claims rural residents have difficulty registering to voteNext articleCommunity in Dunfanaghy to fundraise for local Health Centre admin Twitter Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Homepage BannerNews The European Parliament has been told that Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should not be forced to leave the EU in the event that that that a referendum on the the UK’s membership of the EU is lost.During a debate on proposed reforms designed to prevent a so-called ‘Brexit’, members of Sinn Fein, the SNP and Plaid Cymru told the European Parliament that referencum in June would would be disrespectful in light of the fact that Assembly elections take place in May.Derry based MEP Martina Anderson said the North should have its own referendum, calculated and counted separately and the outcome respected.She said the reforms being proposed at the behest of the British Prime Minister are a backward step……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/martina.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By admin – February 4, 2016 Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more