first_img Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest March 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign reporters still hounded, four New York Times journalists missing On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News 18.03.2011 – Officials promise to free New York Times journalistsThe four New York Times journalists who were reported missing on 15 March were arrested in the city of Ajdabiya, Col. Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, said during an interview for ABC News. Libyan officials told the US State Department yesterday evening that the journalists will be released today.Reporters Without Borders hopes that the Libyan authorities will keep their promise.—————17.03.2011 – Foreign reporters still hounded, four New York Times journalists missingReporters Without Borders is deeply worried to learn that four New York Times journalists – Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid, reporter and videographer Stephen Farrell and photographers Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario – went missing on 15 March while reporting in the Libyan port city of Ajdabiya.In a report posted on its website yesterday, the New York Times said it had received no news of the four since the previous day. It added that it was in contact with the Libyan authorities and hoped they would be freed soon (…).Shadid is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for foreign reporting. Farrell was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held for four days, until rescued by British special forces.“The disappearance of the four New York Times journalists has come amid a climate of violence and hatred towards the media that is being sustained and encouraged by the Gaddafi regime,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In a recent public address, Col. Gaddafi described foreign TV stations as ‘stray dogs.’ His foreign minister said journalists who entered Libya ‘illegally’ would be regarded as Al-Qaeda supporters.”The press freedom organization added: “The recent arrests of journalists and the violence to which some of them have been subjected suggests that the regime is carrying out its threats. It is doing everything possible to prevent the world from seeing its counter-offensive against the rebels.”Al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan Al-Jaber was killed in an ambush near the eastern city of Benghazi on 12 March (,39781.html). Three BBC journalists were mistreated while held for 21 hours by government forces on 7 and 8 March. Brazilian journalist Andrei Netto, a staff foreign correspondent of O Estado de São Paulo, was held by the Libyan authorities from 2 to 11 March on the grounds that he entered the company illegally (,3975…).Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the release of Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, an Iraqi reporter working for the London-based Guardian newspaper who was arrested at the same time as Netto. The Guardian reported yesterday that he had finally been freed and had already left Libya. Follow the news on Libya Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Help by sharing this information December 17, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation News News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en February 23, 2021 Find out more June 24, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNewsBreaking newsCrime & CourtUPDATED – Bodies found at County Limerick farmyardBy Staff Reporter – May 18, 2015 1162 Facebook A POST MORTEM is underway after the discovery overnight of the bodies of a man and a woman at a farmyard near Askeaton.THE alarm was raised around 3am in the early hours of this Monday morning by a tip off caller to Gardai and the grim discovery was made in the upstairs bedroom of a house at Boolaglass, Askeaton.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The woman, understood to be in her 60s and from Northern Ireland, is thought to have been the subject of a PSNI investigation recently and was also being sought by the FBI in U.S.The male found at the scene is understood to have been in his late 50s and both remains are believed to have at the location for several weeks.Gardai contacted the office of the State Pathologist and Professor Marie Cassidy and she has overseen the removal of the bodies from the house and will now carry out post mortem examinations and toxicology tests on the remains of the couple who are understood both to have lived locally for some time in the rented property.The area remains sealed off and the investigation is likely to focus on the length of time that the remains have been at the farmhouse.Gardai at Newcastle West (069) 20650, are investigating the matter and are also looking to track the caller who raised the alarm in the early hours. First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSfeatured Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment 18/5/2015 The rear of the house near Askeaton on the Rathkeale road where the bodies of a man and woman were located at 3.00am on Monday morning. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22center_img WhatsApp Email Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement 18/5/2015 The scene near Askeaton on the Rathkeale road where the bodies of a man and woman were located at 3.00am on Monday morning. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick beaten in drab Munster derbyNext articleThe Spy who Loafed Me Staff Reporter Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended last_img read more

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team improved to 8-1-1 overall (4-1-1 WCHA), with two hard fought wins over Minnesota State at the Kohl Center this weekend. The final score of both games was 4-2, but the Badgers had to come from behind twice after the Mavericks jumped out to 1-0 leads early in the first periods in both contests.The Mavericks wasted no time getting on the board Saturday as freshman Lisa Edman scored 2:50 into the game. The goal came when Wisconsin lost the puck in its own end and Edman fired a shot past goaltender Jessie Vetter. “You don’t want to get scored on in the first minutes of a period or the last minutes of a period,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “We talked about that, and those are things we need to be aware of, and we need to make stops so it doesn’t happen.”The Badgers’ Jinelle Zaugg struck back quickly with a goal of her own later in the first period. Zaugg scored just under seven minutes into the game, with assists from junior Erika Lawler and sophomore Meghan Duggan.After the first period, in which the Mavericks outshot the Badgers 13-12, UW took control of the game and allowed only five shots on goal in the last two periods.”We had a slow start,” senior defenseman Emily Morris said. “But once things got rolling we really clicked, and things were making sense again, which was nice.”Although Wisconsin controlled the puck for most of the game, the score remained tied through the second period and most of the third, and it looked like the game might be headed for overtime.At 15:55 into the third period, however, freshman Hilary Knight leaked out on a breakaway and received the puck from teammate Alycia Matthews with only the goaltender to beat. Knight skated in front of the net and put the puck through the five hole for what would prove to be the game-winning goal.”I [wasn’t] thinking about anything,” Knight said about the breakaway. “I’m just trying to see how she moves, and see where I want to put the puck. She didn’t move, so I just put it through her five hole.”Wisconsin freshman Olivia Jakiel added another goal late in the third period to seal the victory for the Wisconsin. Zaugg led the team in scoring with two points on the night, while nine other Badgers had one point apiece.Just one penalty was called all game, which was a welcome change from Friday’s game for Johnson and his team.”[Friday] night there were 15 penalties called; tonight there was one,” Johnson said. “Each game has it’s own little story, and it has it’s own little journey where you have to figure out how to win the game.”The Mavericks got off to a quick start in the series opener Friday as well, as Minnesota State senior Lindsay Macy scored 13 seconds into the game after Wisconsin gave away the puck behind their own net. “It is obvious we made a mistake, and they capitalized on it,” Johnson said.The Badgers responded shortly after the Macy goal, tying the game up 35 seconds into the period when Zaugg received a pass from Knight and skated all the way up the ice before firing a shot from the right side of the net.”The nice part of the first goal was we responded really quickly,” Johnson said. “There were two goals and two penalties in the first 40 seconds of the game. You don’t see that very often.”Matthews, who recorded the game-winning goal and two assists, led the Badgers in scoring Friday. Zaugg also added an assist to go with her game-tying goal.Penalties were a problem all night Friday for Wisconsin, as the Badgers accumulated nine for eighteen total minutes, including three by Morris. The nine infractions were a season high for UW. The Mavericks were penalized just six times on the night. “We uncharacteristically took more penalties than we normally do,” Johnson said. “That really takes the flow away, takes your chemistry away, and it just makes for a really challenging game when you have to kill nine penalties off.”last_img read more

first_imgDave McLellan knows a thing of two about coaching, having skippered teams at both BC Junior A and Junior B levels as well as overseas.However, the 48-year-old coach from Surrey had better reach long and hard into his coaching bag of tricks as the latest candidate to lead the Nelson Leafs hockey club is getting a late, and we mean late, start on the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.“I’m really apprehensive about (getting the job so late),” McLellan said from his Surrey home, “I mean, coaches really want to start recruiting back in March, April, May . . . at the latest.“This is a bigger challenge to recruit properly at this late stage (of the offseason).”McLellan comes to the Leafs after Nelson’s top candidate to replace former coach and GM, Frank Maida, Matt Hughes, decided to dump the Leafs for another job in July.Hughes, who won the job over McLellan and two other candidates, decided to take a director’s position with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna.To say the Leafs were in panic mode after Hughes informed the team would be the understatement of the brief KIJHL season.However, McLellan is confident he has the tools, and contacts, to find the right players when Nelson opens training camp at the end of August.“I’m not really that worried,” said McLellan. “Having been a BCHL coach you need to have a strong recruiting network, and I have that. I used the same recruiting network in the PJHL (Pacific Junior Hockey League) to attract players to a very solid program.”“I’ve already started that process and believe I have three or four very different players who have signed up to come to main camp already so the process is going,” McLellan added. McLellan has extensive history in coaching and teaching the basics fundamentals of the game. The father of one was with the Burnaby (now Coquitlam) Express from April 2005 to February 2010, heading the coaching staff in 2007.He then coached the Delta Ice Hawks for two seasons where he took the franchise to the PJHL title in 2012.Last season McLellan, who also owns Top Shelf Hockey, stepped back into the Minor Hockey ranks in North Vancouver after a job with the Surrey Eagles fell through, coaching the Midget A squad to the final four of the provincials.“One of my biggest hurdles I face is getting in touch with existing, returning players which I don’t have a full grasp on yet, but I’ll have to deal with that,” explained McLellan, who spent the past few weeks taking a team of 14-year-olds from Vancouver on a hockey trip to China.“I think it will be a slower process selecting this team. I’ll have to be careful making commitments to players, which will be a little bit different process will take place to build a team for this year.”Leafs open camp August 29 at the NDCC Arena.McLellan is hopeful to have enough players to fill three, if not, four teams for main camp.First exhibition game for Nelson is Wednesday, September 3 in Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL, Cyclone and Keystone Cup champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Nelson travels to Creston Friday September 5 before hosting the Thunder Cats Saturday, September 6 at 7 p.m..Nelson concludes the preseason Sunday, September 7 against Beaver Valley at home.Nelson opens the regular season at home, Friday, September 12 against the same Nitehawks.But why, after being shunned during the final round of interviews, would a coach of McLellan’s experience decide to give the Leafs a second chance?“The big thing that attracted me was the history of the Leafs,” answered McLellan, already in the Heritage City to begin his new job.“To be quite frank there a many teams in the KIJHL I wouldn’t have applied for the job. But this job is about the town of Nelson and the history of the Leafs, which is run more like a Junior A franchise so that was a big thing that prompted my application.”last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2017)–Nick Alexander’s classy homebred Enola Gray showed her customary early zip and went on to an authoritative 3 ¼ length win under Tyler Baze in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, the first of five stakes restricted to horses bred or sired in California that are Golden State Series eligible.  Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old Grazen filly got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.10.Breaking from post position two in a field of eight older fillies and mares, Enola Gray sat just outside of eventual third place finisher Desert Steel down the hill through splits of 21.55, 43.04 and 1:05.86.  Head and head at the dirt crossing three sixteenths of a mile from home, Enola Gray asserted her superiority leaving the sixteenth pole and won in-hand.“I had a beautiful trip,” said Baze.  “She’s an unbelievable filly.  Once I put Bejarano away (aboard Desert Steel) it was pretty much over from there and I just kept her attention.”Off at 3-5, Enola Gray paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10.  A winner of the California Distaff Handicap down the hill three starts back, she is now unbeaten in two starts over the unique hillside layout.  Enola Gray, who was most recently third in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, now has five wins (four of them stakes) from eight starts.  With the winner’s share of $90,000, she now has earnings of $449,100.“I really, truly believe the sky’s the limit with this filly,” said D’Amato.  “We’re going to plan to stretch her out later on in the year, and then I think she’ll be even more effective.”Alexander, a longtime owner/breeder in California who is well known to millions of Southlanders through his Nick Alexander Imports radio commercials (“Nick Can’t Say No”) is now chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) as well.“She’s a neat horse, she really is,” said Alexander.  “Her dam (Unsung Heroine, by More Than Ready) had not had anything worth a darn before that.  Everyone that gets on her says that you can’t even feel her hit the ground.  She just has one of those big, long strides.  She’s a sweetheart.”Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Smoove It flew from off the pace to nip Desert Steel by a head for the place.  Off at 5-1, she paid $4.20 and $3.00.Desert Steel finished a nose in front of Cuddle Alert and paid $2.60 to show. HEAVILY FAVORED, ALEXANDER HOMEBRED PERFECT IN TWO STARTS DOWN HILLSIDElast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mike DeWine is the 70th governor of the state of Ohio. With 11.5 million constituents, he’s the CEO of a state that’s as diverse as they come. From cornbelt flatlands to appalachian foothills, cities to rural crossroads, an electorate often described as purple, and a mix of economic and social opportunities and challenges. Today, he made time to visit with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Adam Sharp and all of you. Governor Mike DeWine, our very special guest, on Town Hall Ohio.Give podcast feedbacklast_img read more

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Allen preached the value of practice to the team in his five-minute impromptu speech, instilling to the young Pirates that the pain comes before the pleasure while encouraging them to continue working hard as they prepare for the bigger wars ahead.“It’s hard when you’re at the top, right? Because you have to work extra hard,” said Allen. “One of the things that I’ve always prided myself on, in my whole career, is execution. Now you have to work harder because you can’t sneak up on anybody anymore.”“Now, the teams you’re supposed to beat are going to play you extra tough, like you’re the world champions. Now, you have to not get tired of the process. You don’t win a championship the day they give you the trophy. You win a championship every morning you wake up at six. That’s where the reward comes.”Perez said he was honored to meet someone like Allen, who has won two titles in the NBA with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.“We’re all starstruck and we’re very happy because he told us what we need to do, which is to continue preparing hard because we’re the number one team and the other teams are already going after us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lyceum gets all the good things these days.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The Pirates, who are undefeated this NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament after nine games in the first round, got a surprise of a lifetime as NBA veteran Ray Allen dropped by their team dinner on Tuesday.Lyceum’s top gun CJ Perez shared that the whole team was shocked to meet the legendary sharpshooter, who is in the country for a couple of days.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re surprised to see someone like Ray Allen go to our school. It’s a rare thing to happen for us,” he said.In the video posted by Lyceum’s official page, the two-time NBA champion was seen shaking everyone’s hands before asking, “I heard you guys were in first place?” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’02:00NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  ABL chief operations officer Jericho Ilagan, meanwhile, announced the return of Thai team Mono Vampire and the entry of three new squads—Nanhai Long Lions from China, Formosa Dreamers from Chinese-Taipei and the CLS Knights Surabaya from Indonesia. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Alab likewise tapped veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Rico Maierhofer and Pamboy Raymundo and retained reigning local Most Valuable Player Ray Parks.“I think we will be the biggest challenger to Hong Kong,” said Alab co-owner Charlie Dy, whose team will play its first game against the defending champion at Mall of Asia Arena on Nov. 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHong Kong will parade Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger as one of its heritage imports this season.“It’s exciting to be a head coach at a time when the ABL is a really growing league,” said the all-time great Alapag of his first coaching stint during the league’s launch at Shangri-La at the Fort on Tuesday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nambatac not ready to go on vacation yet Alab Pilipinas team for the 2017-2018 ABL Season. Photo from @alabpilipinas Twitter.With a new coach and a retooled roster, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas declared its readiness to dethrone Eastern SC of Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), which opens with five holdovers, three new teams and a returning club next month.National team legend Jimmy Alapag will call the shots for Alab with former Talk ’N Text import Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa reinforcing the team.ADVERTISEMENT View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more