RSF_en Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Violence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked to learn that a senior Congolese police officer, Col. Van Kasongo, and other policemen physically attacked three journalists while they were covering a peaceful demonstration in Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, on 12 April. News Lucha members demonstrating in Goma, eastern DRC, 12/04/2017 © Compte Facebook de la Lucha April 14, 2017 Police colonel attacks three reporters in Goma News to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation News February 24, 2021 Find out more February 18, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abuses Violence Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News Receive email alerts Rozen Kalafulo of Pole FM, Freddy Bikumbi of Radio Okapi and Picture Tank photographer Willian Dupuy were attacked and beaten by the police after being told to move away from the demonstration by members of the grass-roots movement Struggle for Change (LUCHA). The police also seized their equipment. “I was doing my report when Col. Van Kasongo grabbed me by the hair,” Kalafulo said. “He throttled me in front of everyone, punched me in the chest and head, and then confiscated my equipment.” The equipment was returned to the journalists thanks to the intervention of Tuver Ghundi, a representative of Journalist in Danger (JED), who called Gen. Vital Umiya Awashango, the provincial police commander. Gen. Awashango, who is Col. Kasongo’s immediate superior, has asked to meet with the journalists. “We firmly condemn this attack by Col. Kasongo, who has a history of violence against journalists, and we call for him to be brought to justice before the relevant military tribunal,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. Col. Kasongo, who is deputy commander of the Nord-Kivu police, is notorious for his attacks on journalists. In July 2016, he made a very explicit death threat against Radio Okapi journalist Gabriel Wamenya. The Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. February 16, 2021 Find out more
Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Letterkenny General Hospital flood repair bill to top 10 million euro initially 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter WhatsApp News WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Previous articlePARC angered by Inishowen Councillor’s Speed Camera criticismNext articleDeignan looks set to miss World Championships News Highland By News Highland – September 17, 2013 It will cost in excess of €10 million to rebuild Letterkenny General Hospital.A meeting of the West/Northwest Hospital Group was told this afternoon that the rebuild would cost around €8 million, while the cost of the interim arrangements could cost in excess of two million euros.However, the figure could rise significantly when all costs are taking into consideration.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Sean Murphy outlined the circumstances that led to July’s devastating floods:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/smurphFLOOD.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Authorities Third Royal Navy Dreadnought-class SSBN named HMS Warspite View post tag: HMS Warspite February 25, 2019, by View post tag: SSBN Back to overview,Home naval-today Third Royal Navy Dreadnought-class SSBN named HMS Warspite navaltoday Share this article View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: Dreadnought-class The Royal Navy’s third Dreadnought-class nuclear deterrence submarine will be named HMS Warspite, the First Sea Lord announced on February 25.The boat will take her place in the Fleet in the 2030s, alongside HMS Dreadnought, Valiant and a fourth, as yet unnamed, submarine, each carrying Trident nuclear missiles on deterrence patrols for three months at a time.She’ll be the eighth warship to bear the name, tracing her history back to the final years of Elizabeth I’s reign.Most famously, the sixth Warspite, a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship, earned more battle honors than any other single warship in Royal Navy history.She served through both World Wars, was badly damaged at both Jutland and Crete, mauled the Germans at Narvik, the Italians at Matapan, was hit by a guided bomb off Salerno, and hammered the defenders of Normandy – truly living up to her motto belli dura despicio (I despise the hard knocks of war).Most recently, Warspite No.7 was a Cold War warrior: a Fleet/hunter-killer nuclear-powered submarine built to protect the UK’s then-new nuclear deterrent, serving between 1967 and 1991.There can be no doubt that the name Warspite is a highly distinguished capital ship name, and entirely befitting one of our future SSBNs – submarines that for generations to come will maintain our solemn duty as the ultimate guarantor of our nation’s security. pic.twitter.com/K6XDFKgG7p— First Sea Lord (@AdmPhilipJones) February 25, 2019
The position of Professor of Poetry, a position that has been held by W.H. Auden and Seamus Heaney, at Oxford University is to become vacant in May when current professor Christopher Ricks steps down at the end of his five year post.The pay is relatively low but the position at Oxford does not require the poet to write about the Queen and Royal Family, as the Poet Laureate has to. Andrew Motion is seen as one of the favourites for the job.
Politicians Have Robbed Us For GenerationsFreedom, IN – I have proposed a three-step plan to fix most of our worst problems by federal legislation. In many previous releases I detailed plans for fixing the corruption we call “the Two Party System.” That was Step #1.Step #2 is our twisted-hybrid political/private financial system.Money itself, as a fiduciary currency/unit of trade, can be a wonderful thing. When scrupulously maintained as trustworthy, it facilitates honest trade, and practically guarantees peace.Unfortunately, we’ve not had such money since 1913, though it’s still required by our state and federal constitutions.Why? Because the most effective way to hide the true costs of war, tax the public without their knowledge, enrich elites, and covertly monetize the massive debts incurred by a military empire and industry, is to replace money with cheap currency, and then devalue it by making gobs of it.There’s a long, repetitious history of this. In every case, from ancient Egypt to today’s Venezuela, devaluing currency represents a slide to catastrophe.There are no exceptions; “fiat currency” always fails. And it’s always by the same stupid pattern.Politicians spend money they expect future generations to pay, so they have to find a way to devalue/inflate the supply of currency, and then point fingers of blame everywhere but at themselves when it all collapses.The United States of America has occupied the catbird seat of fiat currencies since WWII, with 2/3rds of the global reserve currency. But that is ending shortly, as our dollar is based purely on trust, and violence; and the world is both losing trust in us, and sick of our endless Petrodollar Wars. We have been deceived right up to the brink of collapse, and we’re past due for some radical action. So:1. Audit the Fed. We are bankrupt, and it’s time to go through an orderly and just restructuring of debts, nullifications, and dismantlings.2. Replace the current Federal Reserve System with a truly private banking system that is not only subject to audits, reporting and SOP as with other incorporated institutions, but also has no power to monetize political debts or create currency.3. All money/currency authority and accountability shall be in the US Congress as per Article I Section 8:5 of the Constitution for the United States of America, so that politicians will be held accountable for greed, shortsightedness, and trans-generational theft.4. However, people must be free to use whatever form of money or currency suits their needs. “Cryptocurrency,” foreign coins, even conch shells or knotted strings are not the government’s business. Our government’s only legitimate role in interpersonal transactions is when there is force or fraud involved.In other words, I propose we stop lying, stealing, making promises we can’t keep, and clean our accounts for the promotion of peace, prosperity, security …and freedom.Liberty or Bust!Andrew HorningLibertarian for 8th District US House of RepresentativesFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
By LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City High School boys basketball team had a strong start to the 2019-2020 season, defeating the visiting Middle Township Panthers 65-48 on Friday evening.Gannon Brady and Tom Finnegan both led the way for the Red Raiders, scoring 23 points each to top all scorers. Mike Rhodes chipped in 15 points for Ocean City.The starting five for Ocean City included Brady, Finnegan, Rhodes, Joe Repetti and Brad Jamison.Joe Repetti pushes the ball up the court for the Red Raiders.Ocean City opened up the game with a seven-point run, forcing Middle Township to call an early timeout before the Panthers were able to put up their own points on the board.The Red Raiders held onto the lead for the first quarter, 16-10, despite a brief momentum swing off a full-court press from the Panthers.Finnegan got the scoring started in the second quarter with a big three, increasing the Red Raiders’ lead. Both teams settled into a rhythm, with physical play on both ends of the court as Ocean City took a 30-24 lead into the half.Middle Township made some apparent adjustments at halftime, as the Panthers came out on fire to start the third quarter.Red Raider Tom Finnegan directs his teammates off ball.The Red Raiders soon saw their lead evaporate as the score was knotted at 31 with a quarter and a half left to play. The remainder of the third quarter was spent trading baskets amid intense play by both teams. However, Ocean City would take the lead 50-41 and never look back.During the final eight minutes of play, Ocean City started to pull away with clean passing and quick ball movement, giving the Red Raiders open looks to the basket. They would drop 15 points in the final quarter and hold Middle Township to only seven points.The Red Raiders will be back in action Sunday evening at the PBA Tip Off weekend at Ocean City High School. They will take on Pleasantville with a 7 p.m. game time.Gannon Brady slows it down for Ocean City. Ocean City’s Brad Jamison, left, dives hard for a loose ball.
The government has outlined a new set of measures aimed at improving the UK economy, including a £40bn plan for credit-easing that would allow small businesses to borrow cash.In his autumn statement Chancellor George Osborne also said anyone investing up to £100,000 in a start-up business from April 2012 would be eligible for income tax relief of 50%.And he confirmed the setting up of a £1bn business finance partnership to help secure funding for medium-sized firms and extended the business rates holiday until April 2013. The scrapping of an expected fuel duty escalator has also been welcomed by small businesses.The moves were cautiously welcomed by David Jenkins, commercial director of south Wales firm Jenkins Bakery. On the day of the release of the autumn statement, the bakery was featured on BBC television discussing the downturn on the high street. Jenkins said: “We have a good relationship with our banks and are well-funded so credit easing is not an issue that would impact us. There were some positives, but we would have liked to have heard more being said about the state of the high street.”This was echoed by Mike Holling, head of retail operations at Bird’s of Derby and chairman of the National Association of Master Bakers. He said: “There is no doubt about it, these are challenging times. The duty relief is to be welcomed, although that is only being put off for the time being and the freezing of business rates will be welcomed by smaller businesses.”Osborne said the UK economy was now forecast to grow by 0.9% this year, compared with 1.7% forecast in March and 0.7% next year
SSP has closed all of its Ixxy’s Bagels outlets operating in the UK.The firm, which owns, operates and franchises food and beverage concessions at transportation hubs across the country, told British Baker that it has not replaced the brand, which will remain in its portfolio. The news comes as SSP launched a new Mexican fast food brand called Mi Casa Burritos, with its first store opening in one of Ixxy’s existing outlets in London’s Victoria railway station last week.In response to the move, Steve MacDavid, brands director for SSP UK, told British Baker: “It’s all a matter of the right brand in the right place at the right time and in the right format. We operate at over 600 retail and catering outlets including restaurants, pubs, bars and coffee shops at 20 airports and over 130 rail stations throughout UK and Ireland. “We look at each location to carefully assess which brand will be ideally suited to the passenger needs at each of these locations, reviewing that brand mix regularly. At the Victoria location, we believe that Mi Casa Burritos will be a stronger performer, with more appeal to a wider number of today’s passengers.”The new Mexican burrito brand, which was created and is owned by SSP, sells burritos, nachos and salads as part of its offering.MacDavid added: “We believe Mi Casa will be more successful at the location previously occupied by Ixxy’s at Victoria. As a new brand, we wanted to launch Mi Casa Burritos at a good location where it would be well placed to make a successful debut and, on the basis of the first few days of trading, this is working well.”
You had better get baking because there is still time to enter your cupcake masterpiece in the National Cupcake Championships 2014.Entering could not be easier – we just need a recipe, photo and simple business outline. Click here for the entry details.Your creations will be judged by some of the best celebrity cake makers in the country. Last year’s winners were presented with their trophies by baking legend and The Great British Bake Off host Mary Berry.Past winners have found their businesses to benefit from increased awareness and promotion surrounding the awards. Read testimony from them and the judges and get some tips on a winning recipe from our video interview with 2013 overall Home Baker champion Shalini Sriskandarasa.The awards aim to find the best cupcakes around, with two overall champions – one a home baker and one a professional. There are four categories to enter:ClassicThemedMade with AlcoholFree-fromThe finalists will be chosen by a panel of baking experts during the recipe round – with the winners being announced, following a live judging session, at this autumn’s Cake International, on 8 November 2014.The event is sponsored by Barry Callebaut and Cater For You and partnered by charity Wellbeing for Women.