Two journalists killed in Al-Shabaab attack in southern Somalia

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgNews Follow the news on Somalia March 2, 2021 Find out more After exploding a car-bomb outside the Medina Hotel, Al-Shabaab fighters stormed inside and opened fire on guests. When the attack took place, traditional elders and local politicians were meeting inside to discuss next month’s regional elections in Jubaland. Credit : Mohamed Omar Sahal , SBC TV correspondent (on the left) ; Hodan Naleyeh, founder of Integration TV (on the right) / NUSOJ January 8, 2021 Find out more to go further It was the first time that Al-Shabaab has managed to carry a terrorist attack of this scale in Kismayo – long one of its strongholds ­– since losing control of this port city, the commercial capital of the semi-autonomous Jubaland region, in 2012. “Somali journalists continue to be the ones who are most exposed to this kind of attack in Africa,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “With a total of 58 journalists killed in the past ten years, Somalia is Africa’s most dangerous country for media personnel. The death of these two reporters, the first to be killed this year in Somalia, is a reminder that the safety of journalists and combatting impunity should be among the government’s top priorities” SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolence News July 15, 2019 Two journalists killed in Al-Shabaab attack in southern Somalia Organisation According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Omar was shot while trying to film the Al-Shabaab fighters with his mobile phone. Nalayeh was badly wounded in the attack and died in hospital. Since returning to Somalia in 2018, she had been running Integration TV, a very popular media outlet channel with more than 140,000 followers on Facebook. Help by sharing this information February 24, 2021 Find out more News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is saddened to learn that two Somali journalists were among the 26 fatal victims of an attack by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab on a hotel in Kismayo, in southern Somalia, on 12 July. The two media fatalities were Mohamed Sahal Omar, who worked for SBS, a TV channel based in the northwestern Puntland region, and Hodan Nalayeh, who spent her school years in Canada and who had Canadian as well as Somali nationality. Three journalists were killed in connection with their work last year in Somalia, which is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolence RSF_en RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland regionlast_img read more

Updated: Major oil laundering plant discovered in Castlefin

Posted On May 27 2021 by

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Updated: Major oil laundering plant discovered in Castlefin WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – July 6, 2011 Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Google+ Previous articleDonegal milk producers warned they could face EU superlevyNext articleMan arrested in Gweedore: Guns and ammo seized News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook An oil laundering plant has been uncovered by customs officers in Castlefin in Co Donegal.It had the capacity to launder around three million litres of fuel per year with a potential loss to the exchequer of 1.3 million euro a year.Customs seized 12,000 litres of laundered fuel, a lorry, a van and a car at the plant.Three men from the North were arrested and are being detained at Letterkenny Garda Station.Shaun Kellagher is Revenue Customs Enforcement Manager for the border region – he says the laundered oil was destined for the Donegal market:[podcast][/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

“Brady Bunch” Legend to Lead Doo Dah Parade

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgBarry Williams, who starred as Greg Brady in the classic sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” will be grand marshal of the 2020 Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City on April 18 and return that night to emcee the Mr. Mature America Pageant.Williams began his acting career at age 11 and appeared in shows such as “Dragnet,” “Gomer Pyle,” “The Mod Squad” and “Mission Impossible” before landing his iconic role as America’s most reliable big brother in “The Brady Bunch.”He performed in the title role of the Broadway musical “Pippin” and has appeared in more than 85 other musical theater productions. He is an author, has worked as a SiriusXM DJ and entertained troops on world USO tours. He currently lives in Branson, Mo., with his wife, Tina, and plays in the musical trio Barry Williams and the Travelers.He will also serve as emcee for Ocean City’s Mr. Mature America Pageant, which mixes self-deprecating humor with nostalgia and talent in a tribute to men ages 55 and older. His hosting duties for the event will include conducting on-stage interviews with contestants.Now in its seventh year, the pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18 on the Ocean City Music Pier. It is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. The pageant includes competition in talent, judge’s interview, poise and appearance, and on-stage question.Tickets for the show will go on sale Thursday, Jan. 23, and will be available at, by calling 609-399-6111 or at Ocean City’s welcome centers at City Hall and on the Route 52 causeway.Registration is now open for any contestant 55 or older who would like to participate. The Ocean City Music Pier crowd is raucous and appreciative as the contestants ham it up on stage, competing in talent, poise and interview segments.If you have what it takes to be the world’s next “Mr. Mature” (or if you can talk somebody into it), complete the online entry form available at or call Michael Hartman at 609-525-9284 for more information. Deadline for sign-ups is March 15.Jack Merritt, 69, of West Grove, Pa., is crowned Mr. Mature America 2019.The Mr. Mature Pageant takes place on the evening of the Doo Dah Parade on April 18 to cap off a day filled with humor and nostalgia.Registration also is open for any individuals, groups or businesses who want to participate in the Doo Dah Parade at noon that day. Joining the parade is a great way to bring awareness to your business or cause before the summer season. Sign up at Doo Dah Parade was first held in Ocean City in 1986 as an event to herald the end of income tax season. It featured unusual entries like beach chair drill teams and fan clubs of legendary comedians.The parade begins on Asbury Avenue at Sixth Street, proceeds to 12th Street and turns east to the Boardwalk. It finishes on the Boardwalk at Fifth Street. For more than a decade, the parade has been anchored by a legion of dogs from the Basset Hound Rescue League.Los Lobos joins 2020 summer concert series:Tickets for a June 23 concert by Los Lobos – whose 1987 cover of “La Bamba” topped the charts – at the Ocean City Music Pier will go on sale Friday, Jan. 24. Los Lobos will be joined by Alejandro Escovedo. A presale (use code “BRE”) will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. Los Lobos joins a stellar lineup for the 2020 Summer Concert Series at the Music Pier.Ticket sales are also open for the following shows:Get The Led Out: A perennial favorite tribute to Led Zeppelin. 7 p.m. Monday, June 22. TicketsJudy Collins and Arlo Guthrie: Two folk legends share the stage in Ocean City. 7 p.m. Monday, June 29. TicketsKiller Queen: The premier Queen tribute featuring Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury. 7 p.m. Monday, July 13. TicketsStraight No Chaser: An a cappella group with a wide repertoire and viral appeal. 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 20. TicketsMarshall Tucker Band and Pure Prairie League: Bands who helped invent Southern rock and country rock. 7 p.m. Monday, August 24. TicketsTickets for these shows are available only through Ticketmaster at A limited number of tickets may be available through the Music Pier Box Office in the spring. The Music Pier is on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. A book sale will be held Feb. 7 in the atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library.ALSO COMING UP: BOOK SALE (Feb. 7): The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library will hold a one-day book sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.  The sale will be held in the atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue. Shop for specially-priced books, DVDs and more.NATURE FUN-DAY (Feb. 15): All are invited to a free “Family-Friendly Nature and the Environment Fun-Day” featuring zoo animals, crafts, games, music and stories. The event will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15 in the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center within the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Avenue). Activities will include making your own pine-cone birdfeeder. Sponsors include the Cape May County Park and Zoo, the Ocean City Environmental Commission and the Ocean City Free Public Library.U.S. AIR FORCE BAND (March 15): Enjoy a free concert given by the brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band 2 p.m. March 15 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The show will feature orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.To reserve your tickets for the free concert, visit, stop by an Ocean City Welcome Center or call 609-399-6111. General admission seating. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets will be available starting Feb. 3. Basset hounds saunter down the Boardwalk during the 2018 Doo Dah Parade.last_img read more

More troubles for Powder River Basin’s Cloud Peak Energy

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_imgMore troubles for Powder River Basin’s Cloud Peak Energy FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Cloud Peak Energy Inc. will be removed from the S&P SmallCap 600 prior to the opening of trading on Jan. 3.The pure-play Powder River Basin coal mining company is ranked near the bottom of the S&P Dow Jones Indices’ index and is no longer representative of the small-cap marketplace, S&P Global Inc. said in a news release Dec. 20. Cloud Peak’s stock price has been sliding throughout the year, closing at just 48 cents per share on Dec. 20.In mid-November, the company announced it had engaged a financial adviser and legal counsel to commence a review of strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the company. Cloud Peak is one of the few large, publicly held U.S. coal companies to avoid a bankruptcy reorganization in recent years, but has been challenged by low prices for the domestic thermal coal it mines and operational challenges at its operations.More ($): Cloud Peak to be removed from S&P SmallCap 600 as coal company’s stock flounderslast_img read more

Southern California Edison contracts 770MW of battery storage to replace gas plants

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed seven contracts for a combined 770 megawatts of battery energy storage projects, one of the biggest single procurements of its kind. The utility also wants to turn them on by August 2021, which would be a record-fast turnaround for projects of that magnitude.The seven projects, which still need approval from the California Public Utilities Commission, will help meet a fall CPUC order for 3.3 gigawatts of carbon-free resources to help meet the state’s grid reliability needs. Half of that solicitation is due online by August 2021, and SCE must deliver the largest share among the state’s utilities and community choice aggregators.Most of the winning projects will be co-located with existing solar farms that will charge the batteries, making them useful for integrating and smoothing the intermittency of the state’s growing share of renewable generation, as well as providing resource adequacy for times of peak demand in the late afternoons and evenings. That’s needed to replace grid capacity provided by four natural gas-fired power plants on the Southern California coast that use seawater for cooling, and have been ordered to close as soon as possible to reduce their environmental impact.SCE’s single 770-megawatt procurement “tops the entire 2019 US storage market by more than 200 megawatts,” said Daniel Finn-Foley, head of energy storage for Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The consultancy expects the U.S. storage market to grow by more than 7 times from 2019 to 2021.“The storage market is approaching a deployment acceleration over the next two years that will be unprecedented in recent U.S. electricity history,” Finn-Foley said.NextEra Energy Resources will build three of the SCE projects, which are also the largest of the seven selected by the utility. Those include a 230 megawatt/920 megawatt-hours project connected to NextEra’s 250-megawatt McCoy solar farm, and two projects of 115 megawatts/460 megawatt-hours apiece adjacent to NextEra’s two Blythe Solar Energy Center solar farms. All are located in Riverside County.[Jeff St. John]More: Southern California Edison contracts mammoth 770MW energy storage portfolio to replace California gas plants Southern California Edison contracts 770MW of battery storage to replace gas plantslast_img read more

ISU, Creighton economists say new tariff threat makes recession more likely

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgJOHNSTON — Two economists warn the escalation of trade tensions with Mexico will “speed up” the arrival of a recession. Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says the tariffs increase the likelihood of a slowdown in the global economy.“It definitely does increase the threat of a recession coming very soon,” Hart says.Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says Iowa’s economy will take a hit if President Donald Trump follows through on the new tariffs he threatened to impose on Mexico last night.“He’s adding 5% tariffs, at least according to his twitter, and the idea is, of course, to incentivize the Mexican government to cease or slow down immigration,” Goss says. “It’s not going to happen. It’s not going to work.”Goss says farmers and rural communities “are getting hit very hard” by tariffs that have already been imposed.“When politics and economics collide, economics loses and politics is winning,” Goss says. “And when politics wins, I’m not so sure it’s good for the consumer and for the producer.”Goss says his calculations indicate the probability of a recession in the early 2020 has doubled in the past 18 months. If the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement doesn’t get ratified because of these new tariffs, Hart says the probability of a recession grows.“You’re talking about three trade partners that make up a gigantic portion of global trade and basically throwing those trade rules up in the air,” Hart says, “creating a lot of uncertainty in the market, creating a lot of volatility.”Hart and Goss made their comments during the “Iowa Press” program that aired over the weekend on Iowa Public Television.last_img read more


Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_img:10 Wait! I thought “you guys” said Cam Newton was not ready. You said he was going late first round. Yea, right. I told ya No. 1 pick, two months ago. :09 Speaking of playing quarterback on the pro level, you know it’s not rocket science…after all “Bubby Brister” did it.:08 Ohio State, Jim Tressel and all the players involved. Let it go NCAA… The players sold their own stuff, not stolen items, but their own stuff! BILL NEAL :07 NBA Round-up:Lakers still win on Kobe’s bad ankle and all. But CP3 is the truth (that’s Chris Paul to you knuckleheads). Kobe’s injury will force the ball inside to the big boys.Without Chauncey Billups and Amare Stoudemire, the Knicks had no chance even with “Melo” playing his best ball. They need an interior Big Man that will stay inside so Amare can play the power forward spot like he did with Steve Nash in Phoenix.The Hawks will send Dwight “Superman” Howard and the Orlando Magic packing.Boston is set and waiting for the Heat. The 76ers got the one they deserved.The fat lady is about to start singing that song on the Spurs. Memphis is serious.Portland and Dallas…I don’t know!:06 Look, the hockey playoffs are going on right now. That’s all I know. If I told you more, you wouldn’t know what I am talking about anyway!:05 I do know this. The Pens better win game six against Tampa or they’ll get beat in game seven. Take it to the bank.:04 The names are still coming in for the best of the best area hoopers…This may never, ever end. But trust me these boys are worthy: Stu Lyons, Reggie Cox Bob Moore, Chip Harris, Bobby Franklin, Ronnie McCrae, Jeff Baldwin, Melvin Paul, Gerald “Lace” Lovelace, Petey Gibson, Jimmy Nicols, Jeff Singleton, Esau Watkins, Rob Cash, Shawn Harvey, Petey Harris and Jeffrey “Junkhead” Burton.:03 But do not ever forget these legends: Dwight “The Iceman” Clay, top 10 guards list; Eugene McCae, top 10 slam dunk list; Reggie “Dukie Stick” Dukes, top 10 guards list; George Carl, top 10 guards list; Simmie Hill, top 10 all time legend.:02 Shout-outs: Welcome home Walt Boyer, one of western Pa.’s greatest athletes and a successful football star with the Denver Broncos. (Home for the loss of his beloved uncle… The great “Skip” Boyer. You will be missed.)To Coach Dillerd. If you know anything at all you know “Coach D” is one of the greatest people and most knowledgeable athletic minds you will ever meet. (Thanks for the advice Coach, I feel better already.):01 If you’re looking for someplace to take Mom for Mother’s Day, do the smart thing and bring her to the Champion’s Mother’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show starring the Diamond Models and featuring The Five Starr Corporation Celebrating Women Awards, May 7, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at Sabi Restaurant located at the Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville. Tickets are only $20 but seats are limited. Call Champion Enterprises at 412-628-4856 for information.Game Overlast_img read more

Eng vs WI 2nd Test Day 5 Review: England draw series with morale boosting…

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgImage Courtesy: ECB/GettyAdvertisement isutNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqznbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E90( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 20vin4Would you ever consider trying this?😱mmoev0Can your students do this? 🌚r118Roller skating! Powered by Firework Cricket returned amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with West Indies’ tour of England. While the visitors took the lead in the first test, a win in the second was just the confidence boost that the poms were needing, as they have now levelled the series 1-1 with today’s 113 run victory at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ECB/GettyThe series started sour for the hosts, as West Indies swept up a 4 wicket victory in the first test. However, England started picking up pace in the second, and were already favourites with an astounding 291 lead at the end of 4th day, and packed West Indies up before touching a double century on the score.Starting with 37-2 on the scoreboard, the immaculate Ben Stokes went all in with a swashbuckling performance. The 29 year old smashed 78 runs from 57 balls, which included four boundaries and three over boundaries.Advertisement While the skipper Joe Root lost his wicket on 22, and Ollie Pope tail ended with a score of 12, the astounding innings from Stokes, who kept his strike till the end, was enough for England to finish the day with 129 runs.With an staggering target of 312 at hand, Windies openers Kraigg Braithwaite and John Campbell marched to the pitch for the chase. However, the hosts bowling squad, lead by the iconic Stuart Broad, capped the chase at 198.Advertisement With three wickets in the second innings, Broad was the hero of the showdown. Bowling 15 overs, the 34 year old pacer picked up three, starting with the early dismissals of Campbell (4), followed by Shai Hope(7) and Roston Chase (6), all with a 2.80 economy rate.Braithwaite was lbw’ed on Chris Woakes’s delivery on a score of 12, the English all rounder who picked his second with Windies wicket keeper Shane Dorwich on zero.However, it was the partnership of Sharmarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood that helped West Indies gain pace. Brooks, who scored a 62 with four boundaries and two sixes, marched off against Sam Curran. With seven fours, Blackwood also impressed with a 55, until ending up on the hands of Jos Buttler facing Stokes.The visitor skipper Jason Holder tried to add some breathing room towards the end of the innings. The 28 year old scored 35 runs including five boundaries and a single six, until getting clean bowled by Dom Bess in the 63rd over.It was only single digit scores from the lower batting order of Windies, as Kemar Roach (5) and Alzarri Joseph (9) lost wickets early against Bess and Stokes respectively. Shannon Gabriel was the last man standing with a duck, as West Indies were packed up on 198 in the 71st over.Stokes was the hero of the English dressing room. With a stellar batting performance and picking two wickets, the vice captain was termed as the superhero ‘Mr Incredible’ by his teammate Joe Root.“He’s Mr Incredible. I suppose,” Root said after the match, “I certainly think he can keep performing at this level. I think the sky’s the limit for him really.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Iceland cricket in disarray due to shortage of kits!Brett Lee: India vs Australia has no love lost – but on par with Ashes as pinnacle of cricket Advertisementlast_img read more