July 12

Livestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feed Limited (LFL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Livestock Feed Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Livestock Feed Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Livestock Feed Limited Interim Results for the Third Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileLivestock Feed Limited specialises in the production of animal feeds locally and regionally. The company is a pioneer in the manufacturing of animal feeds in Mauritius and collaborates with international partners who specialise in the same field such as Mixscience and Invivo, who are also leading groups in the European farming field. Livestock Feed Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

July 5

Stock market crash: 2 of the best UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to make a million

first_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild owns shares of Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Stock market crash: 2 of the best UK shares I’d buy in an ISA to make a million Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Sunday, 30th August, 2020 | More on: GBG PRU I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Do you want to make million? It’s a simple question. And it’s one that’s not that far fetched either. The growing number of ISA millionaires who are getting very wealthy on the back of UK shares proves this without dispute.History shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune trying to break into the millionaire’s club. Someone who invests £500 per month in UK shares and reinvests their dividends can have broken the £1m barrier within 30 years, data shows. That’s based on the proven average annual rate of return of 8% to 10% that long-term investors tend to make.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The 2020 stock market crash has illustrated the short-term risks that share investors face. However, those rates of return I mentioned above show that individuals who buy UK shares and hold them for 10 years or more tend to make excellent returns. Over this kind of time horizon, share investors tend to see the value of their investments sweep higher from their post-crash lows as economic conditions improve and corporate profits rise.2 sold-off UK shares I’d buy todayThose brave enough to buy following a stock market crash can boost their chances of making a million too. The 2020 crash has seen scores of quality UK shares sold off along with some genuine dogs. This means you and I can buy them at dirt-cheap prices and sell eventually at a huge mark-up once the economy recovers and market confidence returns.I’ve gone bargain hunting following the recent stock market crash. And I reckon you should too. Give me a few minutes to discuss two more brilliant UK shares that are on my watchlist today:Prudential shares have lost a fifth of their value since the start of 2020. This leaves the firm trading on a rock-bottom price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10 times and provides an attractive level for long-term investors to buy in at. I myself bought the FTSE 100 insurance colossus because of its stratospheric sales growth in Asia. And I’m tempted to buy more at current prices. I’m tipping revenues here to explode following some near-term slowdown as rising wealth levels in its far-flung territories drive demand for financial products.I’d use a 7% share price decline at GB Group in 2020 as an opportunity to buy too. A forward P/E ratio of 55 times clearly doesn’t look that cheap on paper. But I think this UK share’s worth it given the rate at which e-commerce activity in Britain is rocketing. This company allows retailers to verify the location and identity of their customers to aid delivery and prevent fraud. Its services are thus critical in a fast-growing market, a likely precursor for rocketing profits over the long term.Become an ISA millionaireGB Group and Prudential aren’t the only unloved UK shares worthy of attention today, of course. By browsing The Motley Fool’s epic library of exclusive reports you can dig out even more top-quality stocks today. They could even help you become an ISA millionaire. See all posts by Royston Wild Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

June 23

Chill-out chat with Will Genia

first_imgAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 06: James O’Connor and Quade Cooper of the Australian Wallabies IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 team smile as they arrive at Auckland International Airport on September 6, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) WG: Too much talking in meetings. I like them short and sharp. Our captain (James Horwill) can repeat himself a lot.RW: Who are your three dream dinner party guests? WG: Michael Jordan – I’m a massive fan. He was dedicated in every way to be as good as he could be. Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali.RW: What’s your dream holiday? WG: Going to Papua New Guinea to spend time with my family. My parents live there and I go back every Christmas to spend it with them.RW: And phobias? WG: Spiders. I scream like a girl if I see a spider. I don’t mind snakes. A friend of mine had a pet snake and I thought about getting one. My girlfriend has to get rid of the spiders. She picks them up and pretends to throw them at me!RW: What’s your favourite joke? WG: Here goes. What do you call a deer with no eyes? No eye-deer.RW: What can’t you live without? WG: There’s a lot I can’t live without. Underpants!RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby? WG: Just to be happy and content with life, whatever I do.RW: How would you like to be remembered? WG: As someone who enjoyed and loved rugby.This article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Will Genia – One of his nicknames is Midge, short for midgetRUGBY WORLD: So how did you enjoy your first RWC off the field? WILL GENIA: I loved it. We have a great group of boys and we make an effort to find a balance and organise activities. We had a relaxing few days with our partners in Hanmer Springs, a lovely mountain town.RW: What’s the best thing about NZ? WG: Just the fact that they love their rugby. That makes it a more exciting atmosphere with a World Cup.RW: And the worst? WG: The weather! Boys were kicking in training in Wellington and balls would fly back over their heads!RW: What would you save if your house was on fire? WG: Vanessa, my girlfriend; we’ve been together for four years and she takes care of me. My PlayStation; I’m the best in the team at FIFA 11 – that’s not a joke. And my iPhone; I like reggae music.RW: Who are the Wallabies’ jokers? WG: The old fella, Radike Samo. He’s 35 but acts like he’s 20. Quade Cooper, James O’Connor and Kurtley Beale like playing pranks too, especially Quade. He does little things like taking your clothes and hiding stuff.RW: What was the best practical joke at the World Cup? WG: In the team room we had computers and Digit (analyst Andrew Sullivan) must have left his Facebook account open because someone got on it and posted, ‘Oh my god, is it just me or is Robbie Deans the sexiest guy to walk this planet?’!RW: Who are the best and worst room-mates? WG: The best is Radike. He takes care of me and likes to keep things tidy. The worst is Digby Ioane – 100%. He doesn’t go to bed until 2.30-3am and he listens to music really loud and laughs like a hyena, so you can’t get to sleep.Terrible twosome: James O’Connor and Quade Cooper RW: Which team-mate spends the longest in front of the mirror? WG: There are two without doubt – Quade and James O’Connor. Quade hasn’t even got any hair but stands there sorting it out. James does his hair too and they’re both into their fashion.RW: What’s your most embarrassing moment? WG: Sending a love message to my mum instead of my girlfriend!RW: Any nicknames? WG: A lot. Sanchez, which is my first name. Dolph, as apparently I look like a dolphin when I’m doing a bench pull because my legs flip up. Midge, short for midget. And Pooh Bear.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch? WG: I wasn’t playing but I saw it on TV. Steve Thompson kissing that Argentina player after a scuffle! What the f***?RW: Do you have any bugbears? Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.last_img read more

June 19

Murphy Introduces bill to allow federal research to prevent and respond…

first_img The VOICE of Congress Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014   “No community should ever go through an attack like we saw at the Pulse nightclub and too many people around the nation are dying from gun-related incidents. It is past time to act,” said Murphy.“Across the spectrum of public safety, we know research saves lives. To deny lawmakers and other public officials access to critical, life-saving data is to allow decisions to be made based on politics, not facts.  My bill allows evidence-based research into one of the leading causes of death in America that will help us save lives.”Each year, about 33,000 Americans die in gun-related incidents, and twice as many are wounded, according to federal statistics.  Nearly 35 percent of the gun-related deaths in this country are homicides, and over 60 percent of gun deaths are suicides. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy introduced legislation to repeal a provision in federal law that essentially prohibits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and all other agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from researching gun violence and firearm injury prevention.  Murphy’s legislation, called the Gun Violence Research Act, would support evidence-based research that examines the causes of gun violence and methods to reduce gun-related fatalities, consistent with the Second Amendment and other constitutional protections.Rep. Stephanie Murphy Please enter your name here Last week, Murphy invited Dr. Marc Levy as her guest to the presidential address to Congress.  Dr. Levy, a surgeon who helped save lives the night of the Pulse shooting, is a strong supporter of gun violence research.“I invited Dr. Levy to the president’s address in order to highlight the need for research so we, as a nation, can get serious about reducing gun-related deaths,” said Murphy. “My bill allows research into both the root causes of gun violence and how we can better treat gun-related injuries.  Evidenced-based research – not political agendas – should drive that process. Congress must put people above politics.”Here is the text of Murphy’s floor speech is below:Mr. Speaker:Each year, about 33,000 Americans die in gun-related incidents, and twice as many are wounded.Over 60 percent of gun deaths are suicides.  Individuals in emotional distress who attempt suicide with a gun rarely survive, so they don’t get the chance to reconsider, to recover, and to live on.Nearly 35 percent of gun deaths in this country are homicides, with one human being using a firearm to take the life of a fellow human being.These homicides occur as part of the daily drumbeat of violence, particularly in our cities, but also our suburbs and small towns.Homicides in certain cities have become so customary they are relegated to the back pages of the newspaper or not covered at all.  Of course, the lack of public attention does not diminish the private pain felt by a victim’s family and friends.Homicides in America also take place in the context of mass shootings that make headlines because the carnage is so immense.The most recent incident was the deadliest in American history.  On June 12th, 2016, an individual using a semiautomatic rifle shot 49 people to death and wounded 53 at the Pulse nightclub in my hometown of Orlando.My guest to the President’s address to Congress last week was Dr. Marc Levy, a surgeon in Orlando.  He and his team operated on victims of the Pulse shooting, some of whom had their bodies torn apart.As Dr. Levy and other first responders that fateful evening can attest, a weapon designed for the battlefield transformed a celebration of life into a scene of devastation and death that resembled a war zone.Although Orlando united in the wake of the Pulse attack—earning the label “Orlando Strong”—our city was profoundly and permanently affected by this tragedy.  I don’t want another American community to experience what we have endured.That is why today I am introducing legislation that would take a modest but meaningful step forward.Specifically, my bill would ensure that the CDC can sponsor evidence-based research into the causes of gun-related incidents and potential ways to reduce gun deaths and injuries.This research would inform policymakers as they consider whether to enact reasonable reforms that both save lives and protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners.The decision rests with elected officials about whether to pass new laws designed to keep the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous individuals, in a manner consistent with the Second Amendment.But lawmakers of both parties should have the benefit of the best scientific research on the subject as they deliberate and debate.My bill is necessary because, for 20 years, Congress has included a policy rider that, as a practical matter, has prevented the CDC and other HHS agencies from supporting research on gun-related incidents.I can respect that elected officials, like the diverse Americans they represent, have a range of views about the wisdom of enacting reasonable reforms within the space allowed by the Second Amendment.What I cannot respect is any lawmaker who would seek to suppress research into gun-related incidents merely because the lawmaker fears this research could serve as the basis for legislative action that the lawmaker does not favor.Restricting research because you may disagree with its results is un-American to its core, a deviation from our proud national tradition of free and open inquiry.As lawmakers, we must recognize that gun incidents are claiming the lives of too many of our citizens and tearing apart too many of our communities.  In deciding how best to confront this challenge, we should seek out and sponsor research on this subject, not shun it.For this reason, my bill would repeal the current policy rider and express the Sense of Congress that no such policy riders should be enacted in the future.I hope my colleagues will cosponsor this legislation, which underscores the importance of fact-based policymaking, and places people before politics. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! “For 20 years now, Congress has prohibited U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies like the CDC from conducting gun violence research. One of the first bills I introduced was to repeal the Dickey Amendment and lift this ban. Research can save lives, and facts can create better policies.” -Rep. Stephanie Murphy TAGSRep. Stephanie MurphyThe VOICE of Congress Previous articleBlue Darters remain in Top 10 of AP PollNext articleSo what’s with the pink flamingos at City Hall? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

June 12

Emergency in southwest Syria: UN asked to protect dozens of journalists in danger

first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists Armed conflicts Organisation Syria continued to be the world’s most dangerous country for journalists in 2017 and is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Quneitra (c) AFP Follow the news on Syria RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is asking the United Nations and neighbouring countries to lose no time in guaranteeing the safety of several dozen journalists who have been exposed to extremely grave danger by the Syrian army’s advance on the demilitarized Quneitra region on the Israel border. News “Every hour counts for these dozens of Syrian journalists whose lives are now in danger,” Deloire said. “We alert the international community to the extreme urgency of this situation. We remind the parties to the conflict, especially the Syrian government, that under international law, they are responsible for the safety of journalists. We ask the United Nations and the countries adjoining Syria to organize their evacuation as quickly as possible, and we ask the countries in which the journalists would like to seek refuge to accept them.” RSF has also written to the Israeli and Jordanian prime ministers, Benjamin Netanyahu and Omar Razzaz, asking them to receive these journalists in their countries as soon as possible. News Because of the particularly alarming situation of these journalists, who have been trapped in this southwestern part of Syria since the regime’s army retook the Deraa region, RSF has asked UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, and the authorities of the countries that could receive the endangered journalists to take all necessary measures to guarantee their safety and protection. A list of 69 journalists in grave danger in Quneitra and Deraa has been compiled by the journalists themselves. They are journalists working for the Syrian TV channels Orient News, Syria TV, Al Jisr TV and Halab Today TV, employees of the international news agencies AFP and Reuters, and correspondents of local news networks and organizations such as Yaqeen, Shahed and Nabaa. The Syrian Journalist Association (SJA) has also compiled a list of dozens of other media workers and bloggers who are similarly threatened. July 16, 2018 Emergency in southwest Syria: UN asked to protect dozens of journalists in danger Some of these journalists have told RSF they fear being executed or imprisoned as soon as the Syrian government controls the entire province. The regime’s persecution of journalists for more than seven years justifies their fears, especially as many of them have covered the uprising since the outset and have helped to document the regime’s human rights violations. As they are identified with the opposition, they risk being subjected to particularly severe reprisals.center_img Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Receive email alerts News March 8, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information In a letter to the UN secretary-general on 11 July, that is being kept confidential for the time being in order to protect the journalists concerned, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said: “A humanitarian corridor or discreet access to a territory at peace in one of the adjoining countries is among the possible options.” News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldProtecting journalists Armed conflicts Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

June 12

New revelations about Eiraeiro prison camp – “The journalist Seyoum Tsehaye is in cell No. 10 of block A01”

first_img News Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further Reports January 13, 2021 Find out more October 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Eritrea Organisation EritreaAfrica center_img News April 14, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case EritreaAfrica Independent journalist Seyoum Tsehaye, the most recent winner of the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France press freedom prize, is still alive and is being held in a secret prison camp called “Eiraeiro,” located near the village of Gahtelay in a mountainous desert region north of the Asmara-Massawa road. Seyoum is in cell No. 10 of block A01, which is reserved for the most sensitive political prisoners.Reporters Without Borders learned this and other details this month from an Eritrean who has had access to the prison, where many political leaders are held. The source must remain anonymous for his protection.According to this source, Seyoum was transferred to Eiraeiro in about 2003. He was seen being beaten by guards a year or two after arriving in the camp. Very agitated, with his head shaved and a long beard, he rebelled several times against the guards in charge of him, refusing the prison food and repeating : “I did my duty,” “it is my responsibility” and “I don’t care if I die here.”Head of public television immediately after independence, Seyoum subsequently went back to being a freelance photographer and filmmaker. He and around 10 newspaper publishers and editors were arrested in the course of a round-up ordered by President Issaias Afeworki and his aides in September 2001 after several leading members of the ruling party (the only one permitted) and the military had publicly called for democratic reforms.He went missing within the Eritrean prison system in April 2002, when the authorities transferred him and several other prisoners of conscience led by Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes to secret locations in order to conceal the hunger strike they had begun with the aim of pressing their demand to be taken before a court.The Reporters Without Borders source described this high-security prison complex in detail, how it operates and the conditions in which the detainees are held. Some initial information about the camp was published in 2006 in a report compiled by the Ethiopian intelligence services. But it consisted of second-hand information. This report summarizes the information provided by a first-hand witness directly to Reporters Without Borders. It confirms the initial information published about this prison, which is described as “not the worst of Eritrea’s prisons.”AccessDetainees are blindfolded when they are taken in 4WD vehicles to Eiraeiro, located a few kilometres from the village of Gahtelay in Northern Red Sea province, in a region where the temperature can fluctuate from 40 Celsius by day to several degrees below zero at night. After Filfil, a new road leads into a mountainous area where there used to be a coffee plantation. After about 45 minutes, the road is blocked by an initial checkpoint manned by several guards. No one is let through without a laissez-passer stamped by the president’s office. The guard in charge must telephone the camp administrator and have the vehicle searched before allowing the prisoner and his escort to continue on their way to the place identified as “hill 346” on the military high command’s maps. Since 2005, the special units in charge of guarding the camp have worn beige camouflage uniforms and caps. Previously they wore the sand-coloured uniform called Milano, which the Eritrean independence fighters used to wear. They are armed with AK-47 assault rifles and clubs. Before taking up the post, they must swear an oath pledging never to reveal anything about Eiraeiro.About one kilometre after the barrier are the barracks of Eiraeiro’s guards, then the outer perimeter of the camp itself, delineated by barbed wire on this side and by a minefield on the north side of the camp. After this second checkpoint, the prisoners are taken to the administrator’s office in an L-shaped building on the edge of the complex. This building also houses a bakery, a medical post, a pharmacy and a bedroom for senior officials from Asmara such as President Issaias himself.The prisoners are taken before the camp administrator, Lt. Col. Isaac Araia, also known as “Wedi Hakim.” They and their escorts – and even official visitors who come from Asmara to interrogate a detainee – must empty their pockets and leave behind any pieces of paper or pencils they may have brought with them. The administrator checks the laissez-passer and visit schedule in a room with two surveillance cameras. He makes the prisoners sign a form that identifies them by name and he gives them a uniform consisting of a blue shirt and trousers, together with military blankets and a sleeping mat.An African gulagBarefoot, under escort and strictly forbidden to talk to, or even look at, the other detainees or guards they pass on the way, the prisoners enter the camp proper, which is surrounded by a four-metre-high wall and are taken to one of the three buildings that hold the cells.On a flat area below the administration building, the prison camp is an E-shaped complex of three cement buildings, each containing a total of 64 separate cells separated by thick walls. Each wing is identified by a letter and a number. The three sections holding the most politically sensitive detainees, including the journalists, are A01, B01 and B03.A cell in Eiraeiro seen by an architectIn each wing, a first row on cells gives on to the outside, and a second row gives on to a corridor running through the building. “The blocks were built on the principle that the doors of the cells give on to a wall, so that you cannot see the other detainees,” the Reporters Without Borders source said.The cells are windowless rooms, 3 metres square, with ceilings high enough to be out of reach, and lit 24 hours a day by a bulb behind an opaque plastic globe. They have a numbered metal door with a 10-centimetre-square spyhole through which the guards give the prisoner his food. Inside the cell, to the right of the door, a hole in the ground serves as a latrine. Above it is a pipe that delivers water but only the camp administrator can turn on the supply.A one-metre-high metal bar projecting from the floor at the far end of the cell, opposite the door, is used for punishments. If the guards think a prisoner has behaved badly (a look or comment to another prisoner or to a soldier, for example), the prisoner is bound to the bar by the feet and by the hands behind the back, in a squatting position. They are forced to remain like this “for at least 40 hours,” the Reporters Without Borders source said.The daily hellThe prisoners are kept day and night under the light of an electric bulb and in complete isolation. Some are manacled by the feet or hands. Others are not. When they are not shut up in their cells, the prisoners are taken to one of the three interrogation rooms. The interrogation sessions are often conducted by Abdulla Jaber, the security chief of the ruling People’s Front for Democracy and Justice, or other senior officials such as Yemane “Monkey” Gebread, President Issaias’ advisor. The prisoners are tortured during these sessions. They are hit with plastic whips, for example. There are messages written over the doors of the interrogation rooms. One says : “Did you see who died before you ?” Another says : “If you don’t like the message, kill the messenger.”The heads of the prisoners are shaved every two months by a barber, who is accompanied by a guard to prevent him talking to them. They are given food twice a day in a plastic bowl – a soup of lentils, vegetables or potatoes. They also have a glass of tea in the morning and six pieces of bead. They are only allowed one litre of water a day. Detainees in very poor health may he given an additional water ration, but only if prescribed by the camp physician, Dr. Haile Mihtsun. If he issues a prescription, it is posted on the cell door. The administrator turns on the water in the pipe over the latrine for only 20 minutes a week. The prisoners have to wash themselves and their clothes in that short period of time.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders in Asmara and abroad in 2006 and 2007, at least nine prisoners had died in Eiraeiro including Tsigenay editor Yusuf Mohamed Ali, believed to have died on 13 June 2006, Keste Debena deputy editor Medhane Haile, believed to have died in February 2006 and Admas editor Said Abdulkader, believed to have died in March 2005. Reporters Without Borders subsequently learned that poet and playwright Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes, co-founder of the now banned weekly Setit, died in detention on 11 January 2007. The source interviewed this month confirmed Fessehaye’s death in detention. He said he was held in cell No. 18. He also said there is a cemetery “behind the administrator’s building where at least seven people are buried.”RecommendationsThe prison camp known as Eiraeiro is a disgrace for Eritrea and Africa. The leaders attending the three-day African Union summit that begins on 31 January must not turn a blind eye to the fact that the Eritrean government acts with extraordinary cruelty towards all those it regards as a potential threat to its survival.In the light of this information, Reporters Without Borders recommends that :*- That the governments of the African Union member states and the leading democratic nations summon the Eritrean ambassador in each of their capitals to express their revulsion at the inhuman treatment of political prisoners and to request their release. The foreign ministries should also demand an end to the extortion practised by Eritrean embassies to supplement Asmara’s finances. All Eritreans living abroad are forced to hand over at least 2 per cent of their income to their embassy in the country where they reside, under pain of being forbidden to return home, own any property in Eritrea or send packages to their families.*- The European Union should adopt targeted sanction against the officials responsible for repression and prison camps. The following persons, in particular, should at the very least be banned from visiting EU countries : presidential chief of staff and spokesman Yemane Gebremeskel ; special presidential adviser Yemane Gebreab, whose presence in Eiraeiro and other camps has been reliably reported ; defence minister Gen. Sebhat Ephrem ; camp administrator Isaac “Wedi Hakim” Araia ; local government and information minister Naizghi Kiflu, who was responsible for the 2001 round-ups ; acting information minister Ali Abdu, who is in charge of propaganda ; camp doctor Haile Mihtsun ; Col. Michael Hans, also known as “Wedi Hans,” commander of the 32nd division, which is in charge of the area where Eiraeiro is located ; Col. “Wedi Welela,” head of intelligence in Administrative Zone No. 5 ; and former camp administrator Maj. Gen. Gerezghiher “Wuchu” Andemariam. January 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New revelations about Eiraeiro prison camp – “The journalist Seyoum Tsehaye is in cell No. 10 of block A01” RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decisionlast_img read more

May 27

Second shooting in 24 hours in Derry

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – November 3, 2014 A 26-year-old man has been shot in both legs in Derry.It happened in Liscloon Drive at about 8:30pm last night.He was taken to hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.It was the second shooting in the city in 24 hours. A 42-year-old man was injured in a paramilitary-style shooting at Corrib Court in the Ballymagroarty area at about 11:30pm on Saturday night. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Previous articlePolice targeted in bomb attack in DerryNext articleDeputy Pearse Doherty claims his stance has always been clear regarding water charges News Highland Second shooting in 24 hours in Derrylast_img read more

May 18

Border agent unlawfully detained 2 women for speaking Spanish, ACLU says in lawsuit

first_imgJoe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A border patrol officer has been accused of unlawfully stopping two women for speaking Spanish at a Montana convenience store, according to a law filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.Video of the incident, which occurred in May, went viral at the time.“Ma’am the reason I asked you for your ID is because you came in here and I saw you were speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of out here,” the officer tells one of the women in a video first released last year.When the incident was first reported, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Andrew Meehan said speaking Spanish alone “is not enough” to pull someone over or ask for ID.He added, however, that it’s possible the agent “very well could have been following procedure.”“[The] agent used a poor choice of words, for sure,” Meehan said in May.The women said the officer first asked where they were born, then asked to see their ID’s. Responding to questions from the women, the officer in the video maintains they were not racially profiled.The incident took place in Harve, a small town in northern Montana less than an hour drive from the Canadian border.A spokesperson said in a statement that CBP does not typically comment on pending litigation.The ACLU said the incident is consistent with the agency that is “out of control.”“More broadly, this kind of abusive CBP activity reflects an out-of-control agency emboldened by a vehemently anti-immigrant administration,” the ACLU said in a post explaining the Montana incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 18

Despite pandemic, Trump promoting July 4th fireworks in DC over mayor’s objections

first_imgphotovs / iStockBy Lauren Lantry, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is promoting a big July Fourth celebration and fireworks display in the nation’s capital this weekend, with administration officials expecting large crowds on the National Mall and nearby, despite the mayor’s objections the event may spread the coronavirus.The dispute comes amid spikes in coronavirus cases around the country – with over 50,000 COVID-19 cases reported in just one day this week.“We’ve communicated to them that we do not think this is in keeping with the best CDC and Department of Health guidance. But this event will take place entirely on federal property,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a news conference.The city is currently in phase two of its reopening plan, which encourages its residents to continue to engage in social distancing, keep wearing a mask, and to avoid congregating in confined space with more than 50 people.But Bowser said since she does not have jurisdiction over federal land, she could only urge D.C. residents to exercise caution this weekend, advising people to stay home if they don’t think they can remain physically distanced from others.“Ask yourself, do you need to be there,” she said. “Ask yourself, can you anticipate or know who all is going to be around you? If you go downtown, do you know if you’ll be able to social distance?”According to Department of Interior officials, 300,000 face coverings will be available to be handed out to those who come to the National Mall to watch the fireworks and flyovers.But White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday noted that wearing a mask will not be mandatory.“The president has said that we should follow our local authorities with masks, so that’s the decision,” McEnany said. “He encourages people to follow those authorities. CDC guidelines, I’d also note, say recommended but not required, and we are very much looking forward to the Fourth of July celebration.”This event is the latest conflict between President Trump and the city’s Democratic mayor amid the pandemic and ongoing protests for racial justice.In a climactic moment of tension between the two leaders in early June, and as protests erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, Bowser allowed a “Black Lives Matter” mural to be painted in bright yellow letters on 16th Street, right near the White House. That street, unlike the National Mall, is under her jurisdiction.Even before crowds gather on the National Mall to watch the flyovers and fireworks display, protest groups say they will hold a march calling for an end to racial inequality in the United States.Organizer say a George Floyd Memorial March on Washington is expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the Ellipse just south of the White House, where Trump will later be hosting his second annual “Salute to America” event.That will be the second celebration the president will attend in two days. On Friday, he and the first lady travel to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota for a flyover and fireworks display, where GOP Gov. Kristi Noem has said social distancing will not be enforced, face coverings will remain optional, and crowds of over 7,000 are expected to gather, according to state officials.“We’re going to have a tremendous July third, and then we’re coming back here, celebrating the Fourth of July in Washington, D.C.,” Trump said on Thursday.While the July Fourth fireworks are taking place over Bowser’s objections, the White House has scaled-down the “Salute to America” part of the celebration.Trump had said in the spring that he wanted a repeat of last year’s event he heavily promoted, complete with multiple military vehicles placed at the Lincoln Memorial.That event, according to the Government Accountability Office, cost taxpayers $13 million, double that of previous years.The 2019 “Salute to America” also caused tension between the city government and the White House because the event required extra security and road closures beyond the already heightened security needed for the holiday events.Despite the downsizing, this year’s “Salute to America” — moved to the White House South Lawn — will still have a military flair.The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform a flyover above the National Mall, and over 10,000 fireworks are expected to be set off during a 35-minute show, one of the largest in recent history, according to the Department of the Interior.In addition to the event in Washington, the Pentagon said it will conduct military flyovers over Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore on Saturday.Planes will begin the flyovers at about 4 p.m. over Boston and then work their way down the coast before joining other aircraft flying over the capital. Some 1,700 service members will be involved in supporting these events, according to the Department of Defense.Thanking corporate donors in a tweet Wednesday evening, the president said the Saturday event will “without question, be a special evening.”The Saturday flyovers over the National Mall in Washington are expected to begin around 6:45 p.m. and the fireworks display is set to start at 9:07 p.m.ABC News’ Stephanie Ebbs, Luis Martinez, Benjamin Gittleson, Jordyn Phelps contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 8

Utah Baseball To Play Three At Kleberg Bank College Classic

first_imgFebruary 19, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball To Play Three At Kleberg Bank College Classic Written by Tags: Utah Baseball Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas-Friday-Sunday, University of Utah baseball (1-3) visits Corpus Christi, Texas to compete at the Kleberg Bank College Classic.The Utes will compete against the host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders  (0-3)of the Southland Conference Friday. They will then face Missouri (2-1) of the SEC Saturday and Kansas State (2-2) of the Big 12 Sunday.Utah is coached by 17th year head coach Bill Kinneberg who is 604-677-1 (.471) headed into this weekend’s ballgames.Junior infielder/outfielder Shea Kramer has been solid for the Utes to start the season. The native of Vacaville, Calif. leads the Utes in batting average (.474), hits (9) and RBI (7) on the season. Kramer, junior outfielder Vinny Zavolta and freshman catcher Brock Rudy have each homered for Utah on the season.The Islanders are coached by 13-year head coach Scott Malone (315-360, .467).Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is led by senior infielder Scott Hastings (.500 batting average), senior outfielder Mike Williams and junior outfielder Tristan Welch (4 hits apiece).The Utes and Islanders will meet on the diamond for the first time in history Friday.Missouri is coached by fourth-year head coach Steve Bieser (106-68-1, .608) who moved on to Columbia, Mo. after posting a 138-97 (.587) record at Southeast Missouri State of the Ohio Valley Conference from 2013-2016.Freshman infielder Dalton McNamara has a hit in his only at-bat of the season for the Tigers, giving him a 1.00 batting average. Senior infielder Peter Zimmermann has a .444 batting average  for Missouri, along with four hits and 2 RBI.Junior infielder Mark Vierling leads the Tigers in hits (5) and junior catcher Chad McDaniel leads the squad in home runs (1) and RBI (4). The Utes lead the Tigers 4-2 all-time.Kansas State is coached by second-year head coach Pete Hughes (27-35, .435).The Wildcats are led by sophomore outfielder/left-handed pitcher Dylan Phillips (team-bests in batting average [.267], hits [4] and RBI [5]).Phillips and senior right-handed pitcher/outfielder Caleb Littlejim each have a home run on the season for the Wildcats.The Utes seek their first win against Kansas State in history as the Wildcats lead the series 5-0 all-time.last_img read more