Three journalists facing possible jail terms in Somaliland trials

first_img Follow the news on Somalia News SomaliaAfrica Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression News Organisation RSF_en News February 24, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 22, 2016 – Updated on April 25, 2016 Three journalists facing possible jail terms in Somaliland trials Receive email alerts Newspaper journalists Muuse Jambiir of Ogaal and Cabdirashiid Nuur Wacays and Siciid Khadar Cabdilaahi of Husbad were told that their trials had been postponed when they went to the Hargeisa regional court on 23 April. Officials said the judge was in mourning and the prosecutor was unable to attend for health reasons. The journalists, who are accused of publishing false news, have not yet been given a new date for the start of the trials.***********************************************************************Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the possible prison sentences that three journalists are facing in two separate cases in Somaliland and urges the judicial authorities to respect this autonomous region’s constitution and press law, which guarantee freedom of information. A court in Hargeisa, Somaliland’s capital, is due to hear the two cases tomorrow. One concerns Muuse Jaambiir, the chairman of the newspaper Ogaal, who is charged in connection with articles in August 2015 about the way Somaliland’s president and his family handled the privatization of a government-owned company. He is accused of publishing false news “defaming the president and shaming the first lady.” The other concerns Cabdirashiid Nuur Wacays, the chaiman of the newspaper Husbad, and Siciid Khadar Cabdilaahi, its editor-in-chief, who are accused of “false publication and running an unlicensed newspaper.” According to the Somaliland Human Rights Centre, the second charge is particularly absurd because the two journalists were in the process completing the licensing formalities when they were arrested on 30 November. They were released on bail four days later but Husbad was suspended and has not reappeared since then. The Somaliland authorities recently adopted a tougher line with the media, suspending two other local newspapers, Codka Shacabka and Xog Ogaal, in March. Haatuf, a newspaper that covered corruption cases allegedly involving Somaliland government officials, has meanwhile been banned since April 2014. “Journalists must be free to do their job of reporting the news,” said Constance Desloire of RSF’s Africa desk. “We urge the Hargeisa judicial system to respect article 32 of the constitution and articles 3 and 10 of the press law, which guarantee the media’s right to inform the public without hindrance.” Somaliland proclaimed its independence from Somalia in 1991 and, although not recognized by the international community, has its own government and constitution. In the course of its 25-year campaign for international recognition, Somaliland has pointed out that it respects the rules of democracy much better than the rest of Somalia. But journalists are often threatened and are exposed to dangers and to arbitrary behaviour by the authorities. The journalist Mohamed Omar Jaray has been detained in Borama, 120 km west of Hargeisa, since 13 April for interviewing residents who chose to sing Somalia’s national anthem instead of Somaliland’s. News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia to go further A street in Hargeisa – SIMON MAINA / AFP SomaliaAfrica Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region March 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Assemblymember Holden Names Monrovia Educator: All Star Teacher of the Year

first_imgHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Education Assemblymember Holden Names Monrovia Educator: All Star Teacher of the Year Published on Monday, August 12, 2013 | 1:07 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Students in Kyle McClure’s science classes can often be heard singing or clapping or creating fun stories with silly characters. It’s how he keeps their 12-year-old brains engaged.Kyle McClure’s devotion to his students and teaching is why Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has selected the Monrovia middle school teacher as his “All Star Teacher” for 2013. McClure was recognized today at a special ceremony in Sacramento sponsored by StudentsFirst.“Helping a child find his or her place in the world is an important part of the education process and Kyle McClure is changing lives every day,” said Assemblymember Holden. “He creates a stimulating learning environment in his classroom that makes these young people want to learn more. I am honored to recognize him for his hard work and devotion to education.”Kyle McClure was chosen for his ability to engage students in his life science and physical science classes at Clifton Middle School, inspiring them to learn while having them approach learning in a different way.“As a teacher, my goal is to create a learning environment that is safe and stimulating. I want my students to know what is expected of them, and to become addicted to academic success,” explained McClure.McClure, who was Monrovia Unified’s teacher of the year in 2012, will receive a $200 gift certificate for school supplies for his classroom as part of his award. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business Newslast_img read more

Donegal gets big slice of funding for coastal & marine projects

first_img Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – May 12, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Over €300,000 in funding has been earmarked for coastal and marine projects in Donegal.The county is to get the second highest allocation in the country under first round of EMFF grants this year.A total of 35 coastal and marine projects around Donegal are to get a slice of the funding.Some €304,077 is being awarded in grants out of a total investment in the projects of €484,125.The grants are co-funded by the Government and the European Union and are being paid out of a €1.6 million funding package awarded by seven Fisheries Local Action Groups under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme.In total 141 coastal based projects are being supported in this round, supporting overall investment of €2.7 million for the seafood sector.Successful projects included capital investments in micro seafood enterprises, marine tourism and marine leisure projects, heritage projects, small harbour facilities and environmental projects.In a statement, Donegal Minister Joe McHugh said that this money will go a long way to making big differences to communities’ right around the county.“The variety of projects, festivals, community groups and associations being supported here is a mark of the dedication and perseverance of volunteers who put so many long hours in to making their groups and events a success. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleJason Quigley moves up WBC rankings and targets bigger fightsNext articleDonegal start Hurling Championship with win over Tyrone – FT Report & Reaction News Highland Facebook Donegal gets big slice of funding for coastal & marine projects WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+last_img read more

McDonough seeks Bar reinstatement

first_img McDonough seeks Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, Michael David McDonough has petitioned the Supreme Court of Florida for Bar reinstatement.On December 27, 2004, McDonough received a 91-day suspension with conditions: evaluation by Florida Lawyer’s Assistance, Inc., and LOMAS review prior to reinstatement.Any person having knowledge bearing upon McDonough’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Alan Anthony Pascal, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 5900 North Andrews Ave., Suite 900, Ft. Lauderdale 33309, telephone (954) 772-2245, ext. 2224. December 1, 2005 Regular News McDonough seeks Bar reinstatementlast_img

American Airlines to start booking full capacity flights

first_imgAmerican Airlines has announced that it will begin booking flights at full capacity starting next week.The announcement was made on Friday stating the the airline will began selling every seat on it’s flights beginning on Wednesday.The move follows United Airlines’ decision to offer every available seat to passengers.In April, American Airlines limited bookings to about 85% of a plane’s capacity by blocking the middle seats on each of their flights to encourage social distancing.Delta, Southwest, Alaska, and JetBlue also blocked the middle seat and even went as far as limiting the amount of tickets that could be sold on each flight.American and United argue that with stepped up sanitation measures, customers being subjected to a temperature check, and required to wear a face mask while onboard, there is no need to space out the customers.In addition to selling every available seat, American Airlines says it will continue to notify customers about flights that are filling up and let them change flights at no extra cost. Passengers will also be able to change seats on the plane if there is room within the cabin.Delta, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue say they will continue social distancing practices through September.last_img read more

Timberland Regional Library Letter to the Community

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryIn an effort to ensure the health and well-being of our communities, staff, and library patrons, Timberland Regional Library (TRL) is following the mandated stay at home order issued by Governor Inslee to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.TRL serves the communities of Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. We move millions of items across these counties and serve thousands of patrons each year. As you can imagine, this means lots of touching and in-person contact. In order to limit these types of interactions, we are keeping our libraries closed until it is safe for our staff and patrons to return to our buildings.In order to continue to provide services to you, our staff have been working virtually over the past few weeks and have created numerous virtual services to continue serving our communities the best we can. Yes, our physical buildings are closed, however there are many wonderful online resources you can access 24 hours a day at Our staff are teleworking and presenting virtual programs such as Storytimes, issuing new e-library cards, answering questions with live chat, and helping our communities continue to enjoy our online library services- ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and more.Timberland Regional Library realizes the importance our staff have in our communities and know they play a huge part in our service to you. TRL is also working on our re-opening plan and changes that we will make to keep staff and patrons safe.TRLs Administration Team and Board of Trustees know our staff is important to our communities, and we are dedicated to keeping them safe during this uncertain and stressful time.Our Union Leadership has stated that, “AFSCME Local 3758 worked collaboratively with TRL Admin to find a safe and beneficial way for some staff to continue to work from home while ensuring that we were following local, state, and federal guidelines and orders on how to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. We are thankful TRL Administration prioritized staff and community safety during this difficult time. We look forward to returning to work when it is safe and reconnecting with our patrons and coworkers.“- Morgan Sohl, Local 3758 Supervisors Unit PresidentTo our staff, thank you for being creative and dedicated during this time. You are valued and appreciated.To our communities, we can’t thank you enough for your patience and support. We want to assure everyone that TRL is working during this time to deep clean our buildings, to create new social distancing measures, and continue to work on new ways to serve you virtually or with less contact until it is safe to do so. We cherish the relationships built over the years and look forward to seeing all of our valued patrons and staff back at their libraries very soon. We miss you!We ask our communities and patrons to continue to support our libraries, your communities, and our staff who are anxious to serve you in any way that they can during these uncertain times.We look forward to seeing you soon.Cheryl Heywood, Executive Director and the Administrative Teamlast_img read more

78-year-old Pedestrian Struck on Broad Street in Red Bank

first_imgRED BANK – Red Bank Police, the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and the Crossroads initiative are all conducting an investigation into how a 78 year-old borough woman carrying groceries was struck and critically injured by a van at the southern end of Broad Street at the Pinckney Road intersection, in the vicinity of the Super Foodtown supermarket late Tuesday morning.The victim, who has not been identified, was taken by helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, according to Capt. Thomas McDonough, with the borough police. Police Chief Darren McConnell said on Wednesday authorities have not released the victim’s name, pending family notification. Charles Webster, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, said the victim is listed in critical condition “with life threatening injuries.” As of Wednesday afternoon the victim’s condition remained unchanged, McConnell said.“This lady, from all indications, was in the right,” walking in a designated crosswalk at the time of the collision, said McConnell. Moving vehicles are required to stop when pedestrians are in a crosswalk.This is the third incident since April where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. But in the other two cases, police determined the pedestrians were in the wrong, crossing against the traffic signal or stepping out from between parked cars. In these cases drivers weren’t issued summons but one pedestrian was.The Crossroads team initiative, lead by The Two River Times, will hold an emergency meeting this month to discuss what advances have been made in studying specific intersections in Red Bank already under review and will add this intersection to the project, said Jody Calendar, executive editor/co-publisher.“Obviously, the group has to be briefed about the status of the county study of the intersections of Broad and Front Street as well as Broad and Monmouth,” she said. “But it’s clear this intersection must be added, as well as looking at the just as busy thoroughfare, Shrewsbury Avenue.”Chief McConnell and his department have stepped up enforcement, with additional officers assigned to monitor traffic as staffing permits, as they traditionally do this time of year and in cooperation with the Crossroads initiative. “We’re still finding a good number of violations,” mostly by drivers, he said.The leading violations police are issuing involve using handheld cellphones while driving. “There’s definitely a large uptick,” in those summons, McConnell said, making no apologies for that increase. “The only way to get compliance is with enforcement,” he said, but acknowledging compliance is often slow in coming, recalling when seat belts became mandatory.Calendar applauded the increased enforcement but said, “Solutions have to be found. We have lights at Broad and Front that tell both motorists and pedestrians to proceed simultaneously. In this case, there isn’t a light and the intersection has been deemed dangerous by motorists and pedestrians alike.”That busy and congested intersection, where County Route 520 and Broad Street and Maple Avenue/State Highway 35 all converge, has long been problematic, noted Mayor Pasquale Menna. “It is really, really difficult,” he said. And given that, “I really think the time has come for the review of the entire configuration,” of the traffic pattern in the area, mayor added.Menna suggested that the southern most portion of Broad, south of Wikoff Place, in the area of Foodtown, to the Broad Street/Newman Springs Road intersection might function better as a one-way with traffic only allowed to travel south. Such a reconfiguration of the roadway would need county government approval, however, as Broad and Pinckney are both county roadways in that area (extensions of Route 520), Menna pointed out.County spokesperson Laura Kirkpatrick declined to comment on Menna’s suggestion until authorities complete their investigation and Menna approaches the freeholders with his recommendation. An impediment to making any changes to the location would be possible objections raised by the owners of the supermarket, the Azzolina/Scaduto families, who have raised concerns in the past to any changes, Menna said.In response to those possible future objections Menna said, “That is really not a cogent argument when it comes to safety, especially when it comes to people who live in that neighborhood who walk.” Philip Scaduto, president of Food Circus Supermarkets, which owns the local Foodtown, took exception with the mayor’s assertions. “I don’t believe that to be accurate at all,” Scaduto said. “I don’t believe we’ve had any dialogue on that at all.”Scaduto also stressed his company has had a good relationship with borough officials and when any proposal is presented “We’ll sit down and talk about it.” To his knowledge Scaduto said he wasn’t “aware of any issues or complaints by anybody,” about traffic in the area of his store.Chief McConnell said, “That’s a problem intersection, a busy intersection,” and one where there have been other incidents of vehicles hitting pedestrians “to varying degrees of severity.” If county and borough officials are intent on looking for improvements in that area. “A traffic signal is a thought there,” he suggested. It would be relatively close to another signal a short distance south but that has been done elsewhere such as at the Maple Avenue/White Street/Water Street intersection. And “That, I think, would dramatically improve pedestrian safety at that intersection,” on Broad Street, McConnell said.Menna said there hasn’t been any further discussions or steps taken on pedestrian/traffic safety that have been raised with The Two River Times’ initiative Crossroads, intended to facilitate improvements in public safety.The county engineers’ study to look at improvements at two traffic signaled intersections is in the works, according to county spokeswoman Laura Kirkpatrick Police have been less aggressive citing pedestrians, using warnings for jaywalking and other offenses, McConnell said.According to Webster, Michael Phillips, 42, Brick Township, was driving a 2012 Ford Econoline van, traveling west on Pinckney Road. Phillips was attempting to turn south on Broad Street, striking the woman. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m., Tuesday, according to McDonough. The Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Team responded to the scene. Authorities are asking anyone with any information to contact Det. Eric Kerecman, with the prosecutor’s office, at 1-800-533-7443; or Red Bank Police Patrolman Thomas Doremus, at 732-530-2700.By John BurtonEditor’s Note: The Two River Times Crossroads initiative to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety in Red Bank and the surrounding Two River Area is a consortium of the newspaper, government officials from Red Bank, Monmouth County and the state, as well as stake holders including Meridian’s Riverview Hospital and Newport Media Holding, LLC.last_img read more

Winless in three, Leafs host Murdoch-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks

first_imgNelson, 12-10 on the season and tied for third in the division with Grand Forks, out shot the Border Bruins in both games, including a 42-27 advantage Tuesday in the Boundary City, but could not find that go-ahead goal.Saturday was the same as Nelson dominated the Bruins in the third period, only to see team captain Rayce Miller hit the bottom of the post with the goalie out of position with the Leafs trailing 2-1.“Maybe it’s confidence . . . I’m not really sure what it is right now,” Andrews lamented.“I think if we get a couple of goals here and there in a game might change things around.”“But overall we’re a team and we’re going to stick together to get through this,” Andrew adds.Beaver Valley, 16-4-1-0-1, enters the contest winners of two straight after sweeping a Murdoch home-and-home series against rival Castlegar Rebels.The sweep comes after Grand Forks pulled off a sweep of the Hawks the week before.Friday’s contest is the lone game of the weekend for Nelson.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when Castlegar visits the NDCC Arena for a 7 p.m. puck drop. When it rains, it generally pours.Just ask the Nelson Leafs hockey club.Currently riding a three-game losing streak and losing twice to a team the Leafs usually beat on a consistent basis— new-and-improved Grand Forks Border Bruins — the Green and White face the unenviable task of hosting the Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Add into the equation, the Leafs have yet to defeat the Hawks in two home meetings, losing by a combined score of 13-7.“I’m confident in the boys that we’re going to figure this out and get back on track,” said Leaf forward Blair Andrews when asked about the recent string of games that has Nelson winning twice in the past seven games.One frightening stat is the Leafs frustration with scoring at key times of the game.last_img read more

Giants’ window to trade Madison Bumgarner opens for the first time today

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner has worn the San Francisco Giants uniform for the last 10 seasons, but his days of donning the orange and black could soon be coming to an end.Fewer than 24 hours after Bumgarner, 29, dominated the best team in the National League, the Giants’ window to trade one of their franchise pillars is open for the first time.The Giants are out of contention, the summer trade market is beginning to take shape and with pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel signing …last_img

a month agoMan Utd hero O’Shea says Solskjaer the right man in charge

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero O’Shea says Solskjaer the right man in chargeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United defender John O’Shea says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man in charge.United have lost two of their opening six Premier League matches and are now preparing for the visit of Arsenal on Monday. “The club has spoken recently about sticking behind Ole and having a plan in place,” O’Shea told Sky Sports.”It’s going to take time but Ole and the staff will know that they are going to need to get results along the way. They cannot let performances drop too low. They have to maintain standards.”Everyone at the club has to look in the mirror and ask whether they are doing the best for the players and the coaching staff.”It’s a work in progress. The success is not there on the pitch at the moment so people are naturally looking more at the off-the-field issues. The people in power must want the best for the club and it will hurt them looking across the city at what other teams close by are doing.”They need to have trust in the people they have put in place. It can turn around quite quickly if you get things right in the transfer windows.” last_img read more