RWB supports independent probe into brutal attack on reporter

first_img News Reporters Without Borders condemns the brutal attack on Tetyana Chornovil, an outspoken journalist with the Ukrainskaya Pravda daily newspaper, who was dragged from her car and badly beaten in Kiev on the night of 24 December.“We support the decision by the Institute for Mass Information, a Reporters Without Borders partner, to conduct an independent investigation to ensure that those responsible for this act of barbarity are brought to justice,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We are appalled by this violent attack, the gravest of all the many abuses against journalists in Ukraine in recent months. Such violations of the Ukrainian media’s safety and freedom of expression are intolerable.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Journalists must be able to work freely. We urge the Ukrainian authorities to guarantee respect for justice, freedom of information and fundamental rights.”A journalist who has become well known for her investigative reporting about senior government officials and politicians, Chornovil is also a leading activist in the “Euromaidan” protests in Kiev’s Independence Square against President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to back out of a partnership agreement with the European Union.She was driving in her car in a Kiev suburb on the night of 24 December when three unidentified men in an SUV forced her to stop, gave her a severe beating and left her at the side of road. Rushed to hospital with concussion and multiple facial fractures, she has undergone several operations and is still in intensive care.Chornovil attributes the attack to her latest article, posted on her blog on 24 December, in she wrote about a luxury villa owned by interior minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko.The attack has triggered a wave of outrage in Ukrainian civil society. Several demonstrations have been held supporting Chornovil and calling for the interior minister’s resignation, and many opposition leaders, including Yulia Tymoshenko, have condemned the attack.The police say they are investigating it as a case of “hooliganism” under article 296-2 of the Criminal Code and have arrested three suspects.There has been a sharp increase in violations of freedom of information since the start of the Euromaidan movement. At least 50 journalists have been physically attacked during demonstrations since the start of December and three opposition media were stormed on 9 December.According to the Institute for Mass Information, journalists have been the victims of a total of 101 physical attacks in 2013.Ukraine is ranked 126th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia (Photo : Institute for Mass Information)(Slideshow: ABC) Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News December 27, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB supports independent probe into brutal attack on reporter to go further Organisation February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Follow the news on Ukraine News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Driver who plunged off Wisconsin ramp thankful to be alive

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleAnalysis: Tennis needs correct calls — and histrionics, tooNext articleUnited States Melanoma Market Report 2021: Epidemiology, Valuations and Forecast, Drugs Sales and Competitive Landscape 2017-2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support Driver who plunged off Wisconsin ramp thankful to be alive By Digital AIM Web Support – February 11, 2021 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest TAGS  Local NewsUS News Pinterestlast_img read more

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Katsu noodle toastie created by Frankie’s and Chopstix

first_imgSource: Frankie’s ToastiesManchester-based Frankie’s Toasties has teamed up with Chopstix to create a katsu and noodle toastie.Available for one week only, the new toastie will celebrate National Katsu Day on 27 September.The toastie comprises signature Chopstix breaded chicken katsu curry and fresh noodles between two slices of white Kingsmill toasted bread.Vegetarian customers can try the breaded pumpkin version, smothered in katsu sauce.The katsu noodle toastie will be available for an rsp of £4.50 at Frankie’s Toasties.Chopstix, a Pan-Asian noodle bar, notes katsu is one of its most popular dishes. It is currently developing a bottled version of the sauce.Frankie’s Toasties, which dubbed itself ‘the UK’s first toastie restaurant’ was founded in Manchester in 2018. With almost forty different toastie combinations, diners can choose sweet or savoury fillings from the original classic cheese, bloody Mary or super noodles, to S’mores, Hong Kong toast or apples & custard.The toastie restaurant is open seven days a week from 8am-5pm on Monday-Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sundays.last_img read more

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Bally makes most of light weight

first_img Press Association In a race run to suit those with proven stamina on the tacky ground, the Jimmy Finn-trained seven-year-old was held up through the early stages and was always likely to be doing his best work late on as a winner already over a longer trip. He was under pressure a fair way out, but Eddie O’Connell’s mount, who was pulled out of a beginners chase on Thursday because of the testing conditions, relished the long run from the last, eventually coming eight and a half lengths clear of Darenjan. Finn, who bred and also owns the 9-2 winner, said: “It’s grand when things go right. “He likes good ground, but he had a light weight here and just got into the handicap, which was a big help. “This is by far my biggest win so far and I’ve a half-brother to him going to the sales this month. We’ll see how he comes out of this and he might go for a two-and-a-half-mile handicap in Killarney.” Dermot Weld notched his 11th victory of the week when Notable Graduate (evens favourite) caught runaway leader The Black Russian in the Trappers Inn Maiden Hurdle, battling away under Derek O’Connor to score by a length and three-quarters. O’Connor came in for the ride at the last moment as Robbie McNamara was booked but couldn’t make the weight, while the stewards turned down a request to allow Ruby Walsh to take over as they considered it was not a like-for-like change (a professional taking over from an amateur). The winning jockey said: “He was on and off the bridle throughout the race and there was a fierce pace set by Tony Kelly’s horse. He missed the last hurdle but kept on well up the hill. I was very lucky to get the ride, but there is no better man to ride for around Galway than Mr Weld.” center_img Ballyfinboy stayed on strongly from the final fence to land the feature Lord Hemphill Memorial Handicap Chase at Galway.last_img read more

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Further criticism of Tipperary football relegation play-off venue.

first_imgMoycarkey-Borris Secretary Joe Moran has described the fixing of the relegation play-off at Ballyneale last Saturday as “embarrassing”.The game between Moycarkey and Fethard was moved by the County Board from Killenaule to Ballyneale late Friday night.However, when both teams arrived at the Ballyneale ground, they found this pitch was also unfit for use. Moran has described the County Board’s decision to fix the game at Ballyneale as “shambolic”.last_img

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Dolphin Swimming League Berths in Lagos

first_img“Tentatively, Dolphin Swimming League would kick-off on December 9, with the participating schools expected to present two swimmers in each category. The 10 best swimmers, which would be judged by their returning time, are expected to go on training in the United Kingdom,” Ojigbede said.Meanwhile, initiator of Dolphins Swimming League, Oluseyi Oyebode, has promised that DSL would not be a one off event, saying it is based on strong basic structure.“With DSL, it’s a new dawn in swimming  in Lagos and it would never be the same again,” Oyebode assured.“The maiden edition of the league will involve the topmost private primary and secondary schools in Lagos. The league will be held in all participating schools before a winner emerges. Arrangements have been made for the best swimmers from the league to participate at international swimming meets in England,” Oyebode said.Interestingly, Lagos State government and the Swimming Federation have promised technical support for league,According to the President of the Nigeria Aquatics Federation, Babatunde Fatai-Williams, the federation is ready to support the programme fully and the organizers of the league must be commended for initiating the tournament while assuring of the federation support.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As part of efforts at reviving swimming in Nigeria, Advanta Interactive Global limited in conjunction with Dynaspro Promotions limited has come up with Dolphin Swimming League, to be competed by first tier private primary and secondary schools.At a press conference held at the Lagos Preparatory School, Ikoyi, to herald the competition, the Managing Director, Advanta Initiative- marketing firm of the tournament, Efe Ojigbede, said the whole idea was to keep swimming alive in the country.“We want to keep swimming alive in Nigeria. Coaches would be brought from abroad to impact on the local coaches and pupils.last_img read more

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Burger King Employee Draws Pig on Uniformed Officer’s Burger Wrapper

first_imgIt may soon be a felony to dump water on a police officer, but it is not illegal to draw a picture of a pig on a fast food wrapper and give it to a uniformed officer. Some employees at a New Mexico Burger King are out of a job after reportedly drawing a such a pig picture on a uniformed police officer’s food wrapper.The officer, Timo Rosenthal, posted a picture of the wrapper to Facebook a few days ago, noting he ordered while in uniform and the burger itself appeared to have been burned. The officer stated he would not be eating at the Burger King in Clovis ever again. Burger King says the restaurant owner apologized and that the employees involved were immediately fired.The restaurant is also offering free meals to uniformed officers and sending a catered lunch to the local police department.last_img read more

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Officials: Indiana Man Enticed Broward Children to Perform Sex Acts Through Electronics

first_imgA 59-year-old Indiana man is accused of contacting children in Broward County and talking them into exposing themselves on their cellphones or computers.Pierre Alexander Detarnowsky, Jr. was arrested in Brown County, Indiana, on October 1 on four charges, including solicitation of a minor for unlawful sexual activity via computer and lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim 12 to 16 years of age by an offender over 18, court records show.He was extradited back to Broward County and jailed on November 21.Officials added eight more charges at his court hearing on Saturday. They include transmitting material by electronic device that is harmful to minors and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.Detarnowsky’s preliminary bond on the eight additional charges totals $200,000.According to the arrest report, he used online services between September 25, 2018 and April 7 of this year to “seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child… to engage in unlawful sexual activity via a two-way communication device, to wit: a cellphone.”The report also states that on March 27, he contacted a 12- to 16-year old child and asked the minor to fondle themselves.Last April, while in Indiana, Detarnowsky transmitted to a child here in South Florida, “an image, information or data that is harmful to minors,” according to the report.Another court hearing is scheduled for Monday.last_img read more

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Four arrested in $1 billion-plus cocaine seizure in Uruguay

first_imgFour people have been arrested for in alleged connection to the more than $1 billion worth of cocaine seized in Uruguay.Drug traffickers have used Uruguay as a transit point to move cocaine from Latin America to Africa and Europe as worldwide demand for the drug has increased.According to reports, the bust was the largest in the history for Uruguay.Authorities seized 5.9 tons of cocaine, 4.4 tons of which was packed in cargo containers in the South Atlantic port of Montevideo.last_img

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Firefighters Discover Two Bodies in Smoke-Filled Broward Home

first_imgFirefighters responding to a call in Broward County ended up finding two bodies in a smoky home.Lauderhill Fire Rescue crews went to the home on Sunday afternoon. They noticed smoke inside the home, but no fire.The crews also saw someone who seemed to be passed out inside the home, so they forced their way in.They found a pot on the stove, which had apparently caused the smoke.A short time later, they also found the second body.Authorities have not released the names of the victims or any other details, as the investigation is ongoing.last_img

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