Al-Forat TV cameraman killed by roadside bomb

first_img Reporters Without Borders is saddened by the death of Al-Forat TV cameraman Alaa Abdulkarim Al-Fartoosi (photo) in a roadside bombing on 28 January on the road from Baghdad to Samarra. “We strongly condemn the violence by armed groups against civilians,” the organisation said. Help by sharing this information News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts News January 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Forat TV cameraman killed by roadside bomb Reporters Without Borders is saddened by the death of Al-Forat TV cameraman Alaa Abdulkarim Al-Fartoosi, who was killed when his car was hit by a roadside bomb on 28 January on the road from Baghdad to Samarra. Al-Forat reporter Fatima Al-Hassina and their assistant, Haidar Kadhem, were wounded by the explosion. In separate developments, two Dajla TV crews were roughed up by police yesterday in Diyala province, northeast of the capital.“It has not yet been established whether the car borrowed by the Al-Forat TV crew was deliberately targeted,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although they take enormous precautions, journalists risk they lives each time they venture into the field in Iraq. The increase in the number of US soldiers and Iraqi police has reduced the frequency of bombings in Baghdad but not in the rest of the country. We strongly condemn the violence by armed groups against civilians.”Fartoosi was killed instantly by the bomb that had been buried beside the road near the town of Al-Balad (75 km north of the capital). The Al-Forat crew had been on its way Samarra to cover the second anniversary of the February 2006 bombing that destroyed the Shiite mausoleum of Imam Al-Hadi. Samarra has seen frequent clashes between Shiites and Sunnis during the past two years.A satellite TV station, Al-Forat is the mouthpiece of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC), a Shiite political party.According to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, the Reporters Without Borders partner organisation in Iraq, the road from Baghdad to Samarra is one of the most dangerous in the country. It was on this road that Atwar Bahjat of Al-Arabiya TV and her crew were kidnapped and murdered in 2006.At least 208 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the US invasion in March 2003.Reporter Khaled Saleh and cameramen Laith Hamid of the Egypt-based satellite TV station Dajla were physically attacked yesterday by a senior police officer in Baquba, the capital of Diyala province (60 km northeast of Baghdad), while covering a conference on national reconciliation at the prefecture’s headquarters. The police officer did not want them to attend.The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory reported that another Dajla crew, cameraman Adnan Khader and reporter Sawssan Al-Dulaymi, were beaten and briefly detained by police officers in Baladruz, a town 30 km outside Baquba, for filming police trying to get fuel from a service station without waiting in line. to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau to Offer Rose Parade Hotline

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Business News Community News Community News Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau to Offer Rose Parade Hotline From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 21, 2015 | 11:26 am To assist visitors coming to the 127th Rose Parade and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game Jan. 1, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau will offer information via a toll-free Visitor Hotline by calling 877-793-9911.Operating Dec. 29-Jan. 2, it will be staffed by volunteers from throughout the community. These volunteers are available to answer questions about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, pre- and post-parade and game activities, parking, accommodations, dining, directions, other holiday-related events and more.Hours of operation are as follows (PST):•8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 29-31•10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 1.•8 a.m. to noon Jan. 2.For more information, go to 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Minister says LUH staff will be offered vaccine within the week

first_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 4, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter A senior Government Minister says it’s his belief that staff at Letterkenny University Hospital will be offered the Covid-19 vaccine in the coming days. Elsewhere, well over 3,500 people have had their first vaccine shot in the last week — with clinics to be extended nationwide in the coming days.It’s after two thousand health workers were vaccinated in Cork City hospitals in the last three days alone.It had led to some concern over the timeframe of when jab would be rolled out at Letterkenny.But speaking on today’s Nine Til Noon Show, Minister Charlie McConalogue says that he expects to see progress in the week ahead:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook Google+center_img WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Minister says LUH staff will be offered vaccine within the week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePublic Health expert reiterates call for all-island approach to virusNext articleNew car registrations in Donegal down almost 10% during 2020 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Grafton Village Cheese to pay local milk suppliers a special premium while milk prices are low

first_imgGrafton Village Cheese Co., makers of award-winning, handcrafted Vermont cheddar cheese, announced today it will begin paying its local milk suppliers a special premium while milk prices are below the cost of production. The Company is working in concert with its two milk co-ops Agri-Mark and DMS, both of which have given Grafton Cheese permission to send checks directly to the farmers.Grafton Village Cheese is a major business of the Grafton, Vermont-based Windham Foundation whose mission is to promote Vermont s rural communities. All of the milk used for Grafton Cheese is from Vermont family farms, located primarily in southern and central Vermont. As a high quality Vermont cheddar cheese producer, we depend upon milk from Vermont dairy farms, and we are very concerned about the viability of our Vermont dairy farmers at a time of extremely low milk prices, said Adam Mueller, President of Grafton Village Cheese. Consequently, we are working with our milk suppliers to provide farmers in southern and central Vermont an additional premium for the milk they provide to our Grafton Village Cheese plants in Grafton and Brattleboro.Starting in April, while milk prices are below cost of production, Grafton Cheese will pay farmers an additional premium based on the butterfat, protein and somatic cell content of the milk. As the class three milk price increases the premium will decline on a sliding scale, becoming zero when milk price reaches $20/cwt.Grafton Cheese already pays significant quality premiums and handling costs for its milk to its co-ops. This new initiative is an additional premium that will be mailed directly to the farmers by Grafton Cheese.About Grafton Village CheeseThe Grafton Village Cheese Company, located in Grafton and Brattleboro, Vermont, handcrafts artisanal cheddar cheese. The company was founded in 1892 as the Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company, which converted surplus milk from local dairy farmers into cheese. Years later, a fire destroyed the original factory. When the Windham Foundation restored the company in the mid 1960s, a new era for the town was born. Today, quality and taste continue to serve as the hallmark of Grafton cheddar. As part of the nonprofit Windham Foundation, much of Grafton Cheese s annual earned income funds the Foundation s charitable programs. More information on Grafton Village Cheese Company can be found online at read more

U.S. Covid cases could near zero in 6 months, UBS economist says

first_imgThe United States has experienced more than 10 million Covid-19 cases since the pandemic started. The country has seen record highs this week in terms of coronavirus hospitalizations and daily infections, with 153,496 cases on Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.This comes as speculation mounts on whether the U.S. economy will be shut down once again. An advisor to President-elect Joe Biden has said that closing businesses for four to six weeks could help reduce the number of infections and get the economy on track until a vaccine is approved and distributed.With cases surging in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked residents on Thursday to cancel Thanksgiving plans and stay indoors. – Advertisement – LONDON — The latest coronavirus vaccine developments have brightened the outlook for the U.S. economy, with UBS economists boosting their GDP forecasts for the country. Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday that their Covid-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing the infectious disease. The announcement fueled optimism that the pandemic could come to an end sooner rather than later, driving up stock markets globally.- Advertisement – UBS had originally estimated that the number of coronavirus infections in the U.S. would approach zero by the end of 2021, but the vaccine news has made the bank bring that forecast forward by six months.“We might get a situation where reported cases of Covid in the United States fall very close to zero in Q2 (second quarter) of next year. That six month difference, that two-quarter difference matters a lot, it means an extra 1 to 1.25 percentage point gain in GDP next year,” Seth Carpenter, chief U.S. economist at UBS, told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche on Thursday.He added that the vaccine news “was very encouraging” because the efficacy rate came in much higher than analysts were anticipating.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – Carpenter’s comments differ to the caution portrayed by experts such as White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci. He warned on Thursday that a vaccine may not be enough to help eradicate the disease.“I doubt we are going to eradicate this. I think we need to plan that this is something we may need to maintain control over chronically. It may be something that becomes endemic, that we have to just be careful about,” he said.Fiscal supportThe performance of the U.S. economy in 2021 will also depend on how much fiscal stimulus is approved. Talks between Democrats and Republicans have not yielded a deal, and there’s more uncertainty in the aftermath of the presidential election.Carpenter believes U.S. policymakers will disappoint markets by providing a lower-than-expected support package.“We are actually a little bit pessimistic here relative to where the market is, so we have written down about a $450 billion package that comes in Q1 (first quarter) next year,” he said. In speaking with clients, he said markets are expecting $1 trillion in fiscal stimulus.UBS assumes that Republicans will retain control of the Senate. If the Senate were to be led by Democrats, the bank believes the stimulus could be near $1 trillion.Correction: An earlier version misstated the amount in the first U.S. fiscal stimulus package.last_img read more

Byrne brings successes to UW

first_imgWisconsin has built itself into a cross country powerhouse over the past several years. New head coach Mick Byrne understands that, and he doesn’t want that to change.Byrne addressed the media Monday for the first time since taking over for former head coach Jerry Schumacher, who left the program to take a position with Nike as a coach for elite runners.“I’m a new old guy on the block, so I’m really excited to be here,” Byrne said. “A little bit different, obviously, than the Bronx.”Byrne acknowledged the legacy Schumacher left behind but also boasts a rather impressive r?sum? himself.As the head coach at Iona College in New York for 24 years, his Gaels team finished second in last year’s national championship — ahead of Wisconsin, which finished fifth. Iona also claimed third place in 2006 and fourth place in 2003 and 2005.“Wisconsin’s had a great tradition. We’ve also, by the way, had a great tradition at Iona College,” Byrne said. “The plan is to continue a great tradition and get out there and get back on the podium this year and win the Big Ten. We’ve won it the past nine years, so I’m looking forward to, hopefully, our 10th victory and then going out to nationals and getting back on the podium as a top four finisher.”The transition between coaches elicited mixed results among the Badger runners. Two members of the UW squad — Brandon Bethke and Evan Jager — chose to take different paths, leaving the team.“The way I look at it is any change you can either look at as an opportunity or you can go the other way with it,” Byrne said. “Unfortunately, those guys needed to move on and do something differently.”Even though this year’s roster is already familiar with Schumacher’s style, Byrne feels he brings a lot to a program rich in tradition.“I think a lot of what we do philosophy-wise is pretty similar,” Byrne said of Schumacher. “We might have a different approach to some aspects of it, but I think kids are always looking for new ideas. I think I’m bringing some fresh ideas.”Moving to the bigger stage in Madison presents new opportunities for Byrne. At Iona — a small school in the Bronx with an enrollment of just 3,500 — there wasn’t much on campus to draw in potential student-athletes on recruiting visits.“It was tough for us to get kids from the Midwest to come to Iona College,” Byrne said. “The differences are obvious. Big-time football, big-time basketball, hockey — all the great things that any 17, 18-year-old kid would enjoy on a college campus. We didn’t have that. The atmosphere was completely different.” In fact, Byrne himself has already taken in some of the big-campus atmosphere since he arrived.“I’ve spent my last two Saturdays at the games, and I’m just blown away by the whole atmosphere, the involvement of the student bodies, the involvement of the community,” Byrne said. “It seemed like everybody in the state of Wisconsin (was) at the games the last two weeks.”To some, it may come as a surprise to see Byrne leave such a successful program at Iona that he had helped build. But for him, the move was something he had wanted to do for a while, but was waiting for the right time.That time was now.“The University of Wisconsin is Big Ten, big-time athletics. I always wanted to make that move,” Byrne said. “It was a great time to make it right now. I felt we were at the top of the game at Iona College. The last couple of years, we were fourth, third and second [at nationals]. I felt that if I was ever going to do it, it was the right time to do it.”last_img read more

New Local Link timetable and bus shelters lauched in Inishowen

first_imgThe installation of new Local Link bus shelters in Buncrana was discussed in a meeting at the Public Service Center, Carndonagh on Wednesday last.Members from the Donegal County Council, bus operators, Local Link Donegal and council engineering staff gathered to discuss the new shelters.It was also announced that going forward all public and private transport will only be stopping at these identified stops as and from the Monday 26th August 2019.Local Link also launched a transport booklet of all Local Link services both scheduled and demand-responsive for the Inishowen area. These transport services are all now running and further information can be found on the Local Link Donegal Facebook page or visit www.lcoallinkdonegal.ieCopies of the booklet can be got in most public places.New Local Link timetable and bus shelters lauched in Inishowen was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Evaluate this year’s hybrids to plan for 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As farmers open up corn and soybean fields and get the 2016 harvest rolling it is important to take a good look at how this year’s products handled the difficult growing season. Asgrow/DEKALB technical agronomist Brad Miller shares his tips with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.last_img