Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further June 11, 2021 Find out more News Burkina FasoSpainAfricaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsViolence Burkinabe legislative threat to press freedom must be declared unconstitutional War reporter David Beriain and cameraman Roberto Fraile were killed when the government convoy they were accompanying was attacked yesterday morning on the road leading to the Pama national park in the east of the country, several Burkinabe security and governmental sources told RSF.They were travelling with the convoy with the aim of covering its operations against poachers. This park is located near the tri-border Sahel zone – Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso – where several armed groups are active.“The convoy came across a position held by terrorists who opened fire,” the Burkinabe authorities said in a communique. They also said an Irish citizen may have been one of the victims, but gave no further details.“The death of these reporters while reporting is a new tragedy for journalism,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It speaks to the exceptional courage of these media professionals and the very significant risks to which they are exposed while trying to cover this region for us. We address messages of support to all those close to them and to their media outlets.”The security conditions for reporters and media operating in the Sahel have not improved since the 2013 murders of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, two French journalists working for Radio France Internationale. Many parts of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger are hard to access and journalists who try are exposed to great danger.The same goes for journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR), where vast swathes of the country are not under government control. Shortly after arriving in the CAR in July 2018 to investigate the presence of Russian mercenaries, Russian reporters Orkhan Dzhemal, Kirill Radchenko and Alexander Rastorguyev were murdered in such obscure circumstances that RSF called for an independent international enquiry into their deaths.According to the latest World Press Freedom Index, published on 20 April, Africa continues to be the world’s most dangerous area for journalists. Yesterday’s two deaths brings the number of journalists killed in Africa since 2016 to 33 – and to three since the start of the year.Burkina Faso is ranked 37th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. Burkina FasoSpainAfricaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsViolence April 27, 2021 Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso News Newscenter_img June 11, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria June 10, 2021 Find out more Spanish journalists Roberto Fraile and David Beriain, killed in an attack in Burkina Faso on 26 April 2021. RSF_en Burkina Faso’s media group’s five-day suspension is too harsh, RSF says Follow the news on Africa Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that two Spanish journalists were killed yesterday in an armed attack in eastern Burkina Faso. This latest tragedy for journalism is another reminder of the considerable risks involved in reporting in Africa’s Sahel region, RSF said. last_img read more

Junior Miss Ocean City to Be Crowned on Saturday

first_imgFormer Junior Miss Ocean City Julia Erickson and former Little Miss Ocean City Mary Grace Jamison before the Night in Venice boat parade in July 2014.The Ocean City Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the talents of 11 young ladies will be on display in the Junior Miss Ocean City Pageant this weekend.Reigning Junior Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan will crown her successor at the completion of the pageant 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 on the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk.This pageant fills a void between the Little Miss Ocean City and Miss Ocean City pageants and enables young ladies ages 12 through 15 to compete in interview, talent competition, poise and composure and an on-stage question.The girls will be vying for more than $3,400 in scholarships and awards.Reigning Little Miss Ocean City Sarah Rodriguez and Miss Ocean City Shannon Wallace will perform, along with former Miss Ocean City Kendall Coughlin and former Little Miss Ocean City Hope Aita.Tickets are $10 and are available at the City Hall, 861 Asbury Avenue. Seating selection is by reservation and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be sold at the Music Pier box office the evening of the pageant. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 609-525-9300.— News release from the Ocean City Recreation Departmentlast_img read more

Yannick Carrasco opens door to Arsenal transfer after hinting at Chinese Super League exit

first_imgYannick Carrasco opens door to Arsenal transfer after hinting at Chinese Super League exit Comment Advertisement Yannick Carrasco wants to return to Europe (Picture: Getty)Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco has opened the door to a move to Arsenal after admitting he would like to return to Europe.The former Atletico Madrid star swapped the Spanish capital for China when he joined Dalian Yifang in 2018.The 25-year-old has spent nearly 18 months in the far-east but has seen the likes of Nico Gaitain leave the club and now wants to return to Europe ahead of Euro 2020.Arsenal were keen on signing Carrasco in January but turned to Denis Suarez instead.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 May 2019 9:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Carrasco has spent 18 months in China (Picture: Getty)The Spaniard failed to impress on his loan spell from Barcelona and Carrasco has hinted he’d be keen on a move to the Emirates.‘There was interest from Arsenal and I had a lot of teams in January giving me the chance to go back to Europe, but here the president said it was difficult to go then,’ said Carrasco.AdvertisementAdvertisement”Maybe this summer it is possible. If it is a good thing and I want to go, maybe I can speak with the president.‘I try to do my best because I am a professional for my team and after we can think about a solution. If I have a lot of teams who want me but the president decides I have to stay, I cannot do anything.‘All that you want is to be close to your family, and to go back to Europe is a good solution.‘I’m OK here, the club is good with me, the players and fans also are nice with me.‘But you know, when you are far from your family, and I think I can do good things in the European game, I am thinking it’s a solution if I can go back.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalUnai Emery’s budget will be boosted by around £25million should Arsenal win their Europa League final clash against Chelsea.However, he will be left with around just £45m should the fail to secure a win in Baku and may be forced to sell to raise his funds.MORE: Tottenham and Liverpool target Julian Brandt’s future to be decided this week Advertisementlast_img read more

Franklin County awarded safety grant

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Indiana Public Employers’ Plan, Inc. (IPEP) is excited to announce Franklin County as a recipient of its 2019 safety grant award. IPEP is proud to partner with Joe Copeland, Franklin County Highway Engineer, and Ryan Hartzler, Patriot Insurance, to maximize opportunities to promote a safe work environment and assist with stretching their risk management resources.The grant funds will be used to purchase safety equipment or safety training programs that will reduce or limit workers’ compensation exposure.IPEP was created in 1989 as a risk-sharing pool for public entities, as a response to the need for public employers to find affordable workers’ compensation coverage.last_img read more

Players will no longer be bullied – Sammy warns CWI

first_imgFORMER West Indies captain Darren Sammy has advised regional governing body Cricket West Indies (CWI) to take note of increased player power and its impact on the modern game.Player versus board disputes have been a regular feature on the regional cricketing landscape for several years, with many of the team’s biggest players finding themselves out of contention for selection at various points.In addition to disciplinary issues a major bone of contention in recent times has stemmed from a conflict between the world’s various lucrative T20 leagues and the international schedule. For the past couple of years some of the Caribbean’s best players have opted to take part in the T20 leagues as they have stood out as a good way to earn a living.In response Cricket West Indies instituted a regulation which stated that players must take part in regional competitions before being selection for the West Indies team.The rule, which is currently up for revision, has in the meantime left the team without several of its most experienced players for the Test and One Day formats for several years.Sammy believes the struggle is a part of the new landscape that has seen players shift their focus from simply looking to represent a region.“Now players can see it’s not all about international cricket. When I grew up, the goal was to play for the West Indies and then maybe play county or league cricket in England,” said Sammy, who will serve as a pundit for OSN Television during the Champions Trophy.“But now, if you don’t get into the Indian Premier League, you can get in the Bangladesh Premier League or the Pakistan Super League or the NatWest T20. South Africa and Afghanistan now have one, there’s also the Big Bash in Australia. There are so many opportunities to make a living,” he added.“Cricket is changing. In this day and age, cricketers understand that they are the product and now boards can’t just boss them around anymore. It’s a different age, a different era,” he warned.“You only have to look at what’s happening in Australia (the dispute between players and the board). (Sportsmax)last_img read more

PSG see off Monaco to seal fifth straight League Cup

first_imgBordeaux, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain claimed their fifth consecutive French League Cup title as an Edinson Cavani double helped them ease to a 3-0 victory over Monaco in Saturday’s final at Bordeaux.The Uruguayan gave PSG an eighth-minute lead from the penalty spot after a lengthy delay for a video assistant referee review, before Angel Di Maria beat Danijel Subasic at his near post to make it two and Cavani completed the scoring late on.Kylian Mbappe was a constant menace and perhaps the difference between the two sides, as his current team beat his former club for the second successive final after last year’s 4-1 victory.The capital club’s win also extended their all-time record amount of League Cup crowns to eight and stretched their winning streak in domestic Cup competitions to 40 matches since a French Cup defeat by Montpellier in January 2014.The holders were awarded a spot-kick after only four minutes, as Polish centre-back Kamil Glik brought down Mbappe.After a three-minute wait for the decision to be confirmed by VAR, Cavani stepped up to beat Subasic and grab his 34th goal of the season.Monaco responded well and Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans fired over after some quick build-up play.But PSG doubled their advantage in the 21st minute as Mbappe set Di Maria through on goal with a wonderful pass, and the Argentinian international fired a low shot under goalkeeper Subasic to score for the third League Cup final in a row.Rony Lopes wasted a golden opportunity for Monaco to halve the deficit as he chipped wide with only PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to beat. Just seconds later it was Cavani’s turn to squander a magnificent chance, miskicking off target after Mbappe had laid the ball on a plate for him with the goal gaping.Trapp’s blushes were spared shortly afterwards, as after his error allowed a Radamel Falcao header to drop into the net, VAR ruled the goal out for offside.Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco put up a much better fight than 12 months ago, and Portuguese winger Lopes came agonisingly close early in the second half when his curling effort flicked the top of the crossbar.Mbappe, who joined PSG from Monaco in a 180-million-euro deal last year, continued to look dangerous but proved wasteful in front of goal as he prodded past the post just two minutes after Subasic had saved at his feet.But the 19-year-old continued to create opportunities, and it was his jinking run which ended with Cavani slotting into the corner.The striker has now scored eight goals in French League Cup finals, after previous doubles in 2014, 2015 and last year. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

William and Jean Kelly Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

first_imgWilliam J. and Jean M. Kelly celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a party given by their children and immediate family at their home in Rumson. An additional party was held at The Brothers Restaurant, Red Bank.The Kellys were married Aug. 2, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Castle, Pa.Mr. Kelly retired in 1984 as president of J.H. Kelly Co. Automotive Parts, Red Bank, and managed Felix Auto Parts from 1984 to 1995. He served in the Third Army during World War II as a field artillery observer, seeing action in France, the Ardennes, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He is a member of the Red Bank Kiwanis Club.Mrs. Kelly, the former Jean Louise McConnell, attended the University of Minnesota and worked as an engineering aide at Watson Laboratories, located at Fort Monmouth during World War II. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Louis J. Weinstein Co., Little Silver, for 28 years. As a member of the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury for more than 50 years, she served as a deacon, and a member of the bell choir for many years.Children of the couple are Jill (Kelly) and Paul Drew, Spring Lake Heights; Mary (Cook) and Dr. W. Jeffrey Kelly, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Janet (Kelly) and Fred Lundquist, Encinitas, Calif.; and Joy (Kelly) and Greg Stiles, Luray, Va.  Mr. and Mrs. Kelly have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.They currently enjoy traveling with their children and their families, having traveled to Europe and more recently throughout the United States and Canada.When asked if they have a secret to the longevity of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly said, “We honor our vows.”last_img read more

IMPRESSIVE FIRST-OUT MAIDEN WINNER KENTUCKIAN SHIPS SOUTH & HEADS COMPETITVE FIELD OF NINE SOPHS IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 SAN PEDRO STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS

first_img                ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2015)–Fox Hill Farms’ Kentuckian, a dazzling 11 length first out maiden winner on March 7 at Golden Gate Fields, heads a deep and competitive field of nine 3-year-olds going six furlongs in Sunday’s $75,000 San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita.            Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Kentuckian was dispatched as the heavy 3-5 favorite in a field of eight at Golden Gate and drew off easily under Russell Baze while covering six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.80  A $610,000 Keeneland September yearling, Kentuckian is by two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow and is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Forest Music.            Kentuckian, who earned a Beyer Speed figure of 90 in the maiden win, drew post position two and will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano.            Trainer Dan Hendricks will saddle combacking Om, who has been idle since breaking his maiden by 7 ¼ lengths at Del Mar on Aug. 9.  Owned by the Sareen Family Trust, Om is a Kentucky-bred colt by Munnings and he earned a San Pedro best last-out Beyer of 98 in running 6 ½ furlongs on Polytrack in 1:15.60.  A well beaten fifth at 5-2 first time out on June 20, Om was off at 22-1 for the maiden score under Fernando Perez, who rides him back.            Trainer Art Sherman’s Well Maybe comes off a solid 2 ½ length allowance win going 6 ½ furlongs Feb. 21 and seeks his third consecutive win for owner Ed Allred.  With regular rider Joe Talamo out for the week due to a sore shoulder, Mike Smith will take over from the rail.  A Florida-bred gelding by Yes It’s True, Well Maybe has two wins from three starts.            Although he’s stopped badly in his last two starts, the 6 ½ furlong turf Baffle Stakes on Feb. 15 and the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente on Feb. 1, trainer Peter Miller’s Serbian Syclone has a good outside draw with new pilot Tyler Baze and the cutback in distance may also be to his liking.  A Kentucky-bred colt by Wildcat Heir, Serbian Syclone is owned by Rockingham Ranch and has two wins from five starts.            The only graded stakes winner in the lineup, trainer Michael McCarthy’s No Problem took the Grade III, seven furlong Bob Hope Stakes three starts back at Del Mar Nov. 15 and he’s also the leading money earner in the field with $92,860 to his credit.  Fifth, beaten 14 ½ lengths two starts back by recent Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 20, No Problem ran an even fifth in the 6 ½ furlong turf Baffle Stakes Feb. 15.  A Kentucky-bred ridgling by Munnings, he would appear better suited to the conditions of the San Pedro.            Hronis Racing’s Yiannis prevailed by a nose going 5 ½ furlongs in his debut over Gimme Da Lute, who flattered Yiannis by breaking his maiden versus California-breds in his next start and by registering a sensational 5 ¼ length win in Santa Anita’s Echo Eddie Stakes last Saturday.  A $560,000 2-year-old in training sale purchase in March, 2014, the Kentucky-bred ridgling by Midshipman was the 4-5 favorite in his debut.            The complete field for the San Pedro Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order:  Well Maybe, Mike Smith, 117; Kentuckian, Rafael Bejarano, 115; The Man, Martin Garcia, 115; Guy Code, Gonzalo Nicolas, 115; Gloria’s Angelo, Drayden Van Dyke, 115; Yiannis, Victor Espinoza, 115; Om, Fernando Perez, 115; No Problem, Santiago Gonzalez, 122, and Serbian Syclone, Tyler Baze, 117.            First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. HOLLENDORFER TRAINEE DAZZLING 11 LENGTH WINNER AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS MARCH 7last_img read more

CALIFORNIAN STAKES QUOTES

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES             GARY STEVENS, CATCH A FLIGHT, WINNER: “Moreno was pretty sluggish leaving the gate and I out-broke him by about half a length. On paper and knowing these two horses’ records, it looked like a match race between the two of them and that’s how I wanted to ride it. It worked out where Big Cazanova went up there and kept Moreno occupied down the backside but they were running slow enough fractions for these kinds of horses. It looked like a match race and it was a match race until inside the eighth pole.“Ever since his first win here he’s shown me a lot of tenacity and it was just a question of if he was fast enough to win. He’s just now starting to figure out American racing, I think he’s still improving and I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him yet.”CORNELIO VELASQUEZ, MORENO, SECOND: “My horse, I gave him every chance and he stopped today. The other horse, Catch a Flight, he ran good. My horse, he ran OK.” -30- ERIC GUILLOT, MORENO, SECOND: “It’s typical Moreno fashion. As soon as he got the lead, his ears pricked. What are you going to do with a horse like that? You try and separate yourself, but it’s hard to separate when you’ve got a longshot setting 46 and change fractions. When you’re by yourself and you’re not pressed, it’s a little bit different breathing pattern. He ran good, but that’s why I hate running for 200 grand, but he runs just as good for two million with $400,000 for second as he does for second for $40,000. The plan is to run back in the Gold Cup unless something comes along with a little bit more money, a little bit more prestige. A mile and a quarter, I’ll separate myself a little bit more next time. Hopefully, there’s no cheap speed in there.” RICHARD MANDELLA, CATCH A FLIGHT, WINNER: “We figured he’d be off of those two (Big Cazanova and Moreno). Then it was whether he could catch them or not. When he (Gary Stevens) goosed him at the quarter pole, he responded pretty quickly. Gary knows him well enough. I didn’t try to tell him how to ride him . . . This was a step forward. The time of the race was good and he beat Moreno. Every step he’s made has been forward. We’ll look at the Gold Cup here next ($500,000, Grade I, 1 1/4 miles on June 27).” NOTES: The winning owner is Julio Bozano of Ocala, Fl, who races as Haras Santa Maria de Araras, Inc.last_img read more

Yubby Pulls Thirty Video Sites Into One Widget

first_imgdana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups If you’ve ever created your own podcasts or home videos then you’ve probably got content sprinkled across YouTube, Vimeo and Blip.tv. As better video services arise, there’s always that familiar debate: do you take the time to migrate your archives to a new service or do you embed multiple files into your site? Dutch video site Yubby creates a seamless solution for video display across 3rd party services. Rather than forcing users to embed multiple videos or links, the company lets users drag and drop videos from a variety of sites into a single embeddable player widget. While Yubby only really launched in the Netherlands in January, co-founders Vincent Everts, Remco Bron and Ronald van Woensel have been working together for more than 4 years. In 2005, the three were working on a Boxee-style web television software solution. After struggling with federal product requirements and deals with device manufacturers, the group took the best parts what was expected to be a set top box software and transformed it into a web-widget platform. While they remain in the entertainment content space, Yubby launches in the US as a great solution for video publishers, bloggers and artists. The company’s American debut is timed with this year’s Blog World Expo. Those familiar with the Blog World Expo site have unknowingly seen Yubby in action. The widgets are already attached to homepage content featuring more than 65 tech and social media powerhouses like Guy Kawasaki, Kara Swisher and Chris Brogan. The company lets users search video from the top 30 uploading services, create specialized channels and republish these channels to the page, sidebar or social media profile of their choice. While the widgets can be placed anywhere you can embed code, the company has already built WordPress integration for even faster video publishing. The product is currently free to general users and offers a premium service where publishers can integrate the site directly into their content management systems. To test Yubby visit Yubby. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more