Another journalist gunned down a day after three killed in suicide bombing

first_img Help by sharing this information News News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders calls on the Somali authorities, African Union and international community to quickly make every effort to end the wave of targeted killings and attacks that is decimating Somalia’s journalists. An entire profession is in the process of being wiped out with nothing being done to protect it.Thirteen journalists have been killed since the start of the year – five of them in the past six days, which will go down as one of the darkest weeks in the history of freedom of information in this country.The latest victim is Hassan Yusuf Absuge, a well-known journalist who was gunned down early this morning after leaving Radio Mantaa, a recently-created independent radio station where he worked as programme chief.Agence France-Presse quoted fellow-journalists as saying he had just completed the night shift, covering the previous day’s suicide bombing in a Mogadishu restaurant that killed more than 10 people including three journalists. His killers quickly left after shooting him and have not been identified. A Mogadishu-based journalist told AFP: “This is a disaster, another journalist shot dead while we were burying three of our colleagues killed in the suicide attack yesterday. It is a campaign to cleanse the free press.”At least five journalists were injured in yesterday’s suicide bombing, in addition to the three journalists killed. Reporters Without Borders already named four of the wounded journalists. The fifth is Mohamed Ibrahim Abdulle Biibaaye of Somali National TV. The toll is still provisional.—–20.09.2012 – 2012 – deadliest year ever for Somali mediaA suicide-bombing at a Mogadishu restaurant frequented by media personnel took the lives of at least three journalists today, bringing the number of journalists killed this year in Somalia to 12 and making 2012 “the deadliest year ever for the Somali media,” Reporters Without Borders said.With nine fatalities, 2009 had until now held the Somali “record” for the most journalists killed in a single year. Many journalists were in The Village restaurant, located near Mogadishu’s National Theatre, when two suicide bombers walked in at around 5:30 p.m. and set off their explosives, killing a still undetermined number of civilians, including the three journalists, and injuring many others.The bombing on the restaurant, known as a meeting place for journalists, was claimed by the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab, which said it had deliberately targeted the media.The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) identified the journalists killed in the bombing as:- Liban Ali Nur of Somali National TV- Abdisatar Daher Sabriye of Radio Mogadishu- Abdirahman Yasin Ali of Radio Hamar (Voice of Democracy)At least four other journalists were injured:- Mohamed Hussein of Somali National TV- Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Suldan of Radio Kulmiye- Abdirisaq Farah Mohamed Shine of Radio Kulmiye- Nure Mohamed Ali of Radio KulmiyeThe toll is provisional.Photo : from left to right, Abdirahman Yasin Ali, Liban Ali Nur, et Abdisatar Daher Sabriye Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica to go furthercenter_img RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region SomaliaAfrica Follow the news on Somalia Organisation March 2, 2021 Find out more News September 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist gunned down a day after three killed in suicide bombing January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Bourbon & Beyond And Pilgrimage Music Festival Both Cancel Due To Weather

first_imgEarly this morning, the Bourbon and Beyond Festival announced that the second day of the festival will be canceled. As a result from yesterday’s storms, the city of Louisville, Kentucky has declared Champions Park too flooded to proceed. While sets by David Byrne, Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer and more managed to go off with some small delay yesterday, the waterfront facility deteriorated over the course of the day and has, at this point, become been deemed unsafe by the city, which owns and operates the venue.Disappointed fans will lose their chances to see the likes of Sting, Robert Plant, Gov’t Mule, Blackberry Smoke and many more, but in the end, safety must come first. While music fans are disappointed at the loss of such a stellar lineup of shows, spare a thought for the many artists, workers, vendors, promoters and the like who, though they knew the risks, still worked tirelessly to put on a truly impressive event.The festival will be offering all single day Sunday ticketholders a full refund, while offering a partial refund for weekend and camping passes. Head to the event website for more information.Last night, Franklin, Tennessee’s Pilgrimage Music Festival was evacuated due to weather. Fans were told to seek shelter outside of the festival grounds at 5:52 pm, and the festival canceled the programming at quarter to 8 pm. Fans were outraged by the decision, which left them waiting in mud-stuck cars for hours without any chance of seeing Jack White, Lionel Richie, Elle King, Hozier, and the many others that were scheduled to perform on Saturday.This morning, Pilgrimage Music Festival organizers posted that Sunday’s programming would also be canceled, “due to additional inclement weather on its way to Franklin”. No announcement has been made about what this means for ticket-buyers, who will now miss out on headlining sets from Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Keb’ ‘Mo Band, Brandi Carlile, and so many more. Head to the event’s website for more information.last_img read more

Man shoots uncle dead

first_imgJarry Consumo diedof a gunshot wound on the body, a police report showed. ILOILO City – A42-year-old resident of Barangay Quipot, Janiauy, Iloilo was shot dead. According topolice investigating, Jarry and Ronald figured in an argument that ended upwith Ronald shooting his uncle using a 12-gauge shotgun around 3 p.m. on Jan.31. Itwas however not immediately established what triggered the altercation. Jarry’s nephew Ronald,26, also a resident of the village, was tagged suspect. The suspect wasarrested and detained in the lockup cell of the Janiuay municipal policestation, facing charges./PNlast_img

Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev Bout Breaks Cardiff Record

first_imgThe bout between IBF and WBA world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, and challenger, Kubrat Pulev has emerged as the fastest ever selling event in Cardiff.A record-breaking 70,000 tickets have already been sold for the 28 October fight inside the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.27-year-old Joshua, who is set to defend his IBF heavyweight title against the Bulgarian, knocked out now retired Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley last April.Speaking to Sky Sports, promoter Eddie Hearn said: “It was another incredible day at the box office for Anthony Joshua as he continues to cement his place as the biggest draw in World boxing,”“The support he receives from the British public is incredible and has been an integral part of his success – the fans will be in for a great night on October 28 and we thank them all for their support.”According to boxing website, BoxingScene, Joshua vs Pulev fight has broken the record of Muhammad Ali’s fight against Leon Spinks at the New Orleans Superdrome in 1978, a bout attended by 63,000 fans.Relatedlast_img read more

I have more in the tank – Bolt

first_imgHe may be a few months away from his 30th birthday and is still bothered by a serious case of scoliosis, but six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has no doubt that he still has a lot left in the tank – a point he hopes to prove this season.With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, Bolt will be looking to qualify for his fourth Olympic Games and successfully defend the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay gold medals he won almost four years ago in London.The double world record holder has been very clear about his objectives this season; protect his gold medals and lower his 19.19 world record in the 200m.But is that too much to ask?Bolt doesn’t seem to think so as he points to his poor run of injury-affected seasons and underlined that an uninterrupted 2016 campaign could truly bring out the best in him.”I personally think that I can get better. I haven’t had a good season since 2009, a season that I haven’t gone without injuries or problems, so if I can get through on a clear note, then anything is possible,” Bolt said.It’s perhaps no coincidence that 2009 was the year that the triple gold medal winner – from last year’s World Championships in Beijing – set new marks in the 100m (9.58) and 200m (19.19).He, says, however, that he is approaching the coming season with a positive outlook and noted that he had seen several areas in his technique with room for improvements.”It’s all about staying positive,” said Bolt.”I think I am more focused because over the years I have seen ways where I can improve, and that’s why I have always said that I am more likely to run faster over the 200m because I see where I can improve and I have talked to my coach, so it’s possible,” Bolt added.”It’s all about staying injury-free and staying on top of things and trying to get through the season and push myself towards my targets.”Since running 19.19 seconds over the 200m in 2009, Bolt’s fastest time in the event has been 19.32 seconds, which he did at the 2012 Olympic Games. He has since ended seasons with 19.66 (2013) and 19.55 (2015). He did not run any 200m races in 2014.last_img read more

7 Free Filmmaking Books and Guides

first_imgWhether or not you’ve been to (or are currently attending) a film school, No Film School’s DSLR Cinematography Guide is an ultimate resource of beginner’s filmmaking knowledge. With a focus on DSLR cameras and digital filmmaking tips and techniques, the book is a hodgepodge of tutorials, interviews, gear news and all types of practical DSLR filmmaking advice. There’s also a Spanish version online when you subscribe to their newsletter.Download the eBook here.Have any other free filmmaking books to add to the list? Let us know in the comments! Looking to read up on filmmaking but not wanting to spend lots of money? Check out these totally free filmmaking books and guides!Jumping into filmmaking and video production and editing can be tricky — especially if you’re just starting out. While it will always be the best advice to simply go out and do it (even if you fail now and again), reading up on your craft can be a great way to continue your education.That’s doubly true when you’re looking to jump into specific problems you’d like to troubleshoot or speciality skills you’d like to learn. If you’re ready to develop your filmmaking skills, these seven free resources are some of the best around.1. PremiumBeat: 101 Filmmaking Tips & TricksThis free eBook is produced by yours truly, PremiumBeat. In addition to running a daily blog that offers pro tips, production and editing tricks, and filmmaking articles on a wide variety of subjects, we’ve highlighted 101 of our best tips & tricks for your eReading pleasure. All told, the books amounts to over 300 pages with in-depth details, diagrams, illustrations, and pictures on all elements of filmmaking , video production, and video editing.Download the eBook here.2. Shutterstock: The Explorer’s GuideShutterstock’s Explorer’s Guide to Travel Photography and Destination Video is a perfect companion piece for the modern-day adventurer. If you’re planning an upcoming videography (or photography) trip, this guide is a must-read for preparations in travel, cameras and lenses, gear and filters, adverse weather wear and on how to get the most best footage from your epic adventure.Download the eBook here.3. The Crowdfunding BibleWritten by Scott Steinberg, The Crowdfunding Bible is an excellent niche resource for funding your next project. The book (which is free online) is jam packed with real-world advice on how to build your crowdfunding campaign from concept to execution. While not specific to just film, the book’s focus is on all the tried-and-true tricks and methodologies behind building a successful campaign. A must read before jumping into funding your next project.Download the eBook here.4. Filmmaking Stuff: Take Action and Make Your Movie Now!Filmmaking Stuff provides exactly what it promises: filmmaking stuff! The book, written by Jason Brubaker, is a comprehensive and well-designed book that helps you slam your way through the world of filmmaking. The best part, Brubaker has been on all sides of production and distribution, so the advice is deep and personalized. A great read if you’re just waiting to be the next Scorsese.Download the eBook here.5. Kodak: The Essential Reference Guide for FilmmakersIf your looking for a subject matter expert on filmmaking, there’s no better resource than one of most proficient film makers. Kodak has been a mainstay manufacturer (as well as a very helpful resource) when it comes to the world of film. Their reference guide is a goldmine of in-depth analysis on practical techniques — as well as an abundant resource of technical specs and processes to keep with you.Download the eBook here.6. The Black and Blue: Becoming the Reel DealOver 200 pages of free advice and templates that can help you build your career in the camera department. Becoming the Reel Deal focuses on the technical (and non-technical) aspects of film and video production and the roles you could fill therein. The book starts from the beginning, with advice on film schools, all the way through setting your day rates and building your resume. This is the camera operator’s book of choice.Download the eBook here.7. No Film School: The DSLR Cinematography Guidelast_img read more

Russia’s doping ban from Paralympics ends, with conditions

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy However, 30 athletes from the country were allowed to enter as Neutral Paralympic Athletes for last year’s Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The IPC ruled in January that Russia had reformed enough to lift the ban, but only after dropping its demand for Russian authorities to admit earlier doping-related wrongdoing.At the time, Parsons said there was a stalemate because Russia would “most probably never accept” a report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren. He found in 2016 there was widespread doping involving a cover-up by Sports Ministry officials.Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country never encouraged or covered up doping.Documents from Moscow’s anti-doping lab revealed in McLaren’s 2016 investigation showed that failed doping tests were covered up for athletes across numerous sports, including some with disabilities.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia PLAY LIST 02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia00:50Trending Articles01:37Russian envoy: Putin accepts Duterte’s invitation to visit PH02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Conditions include extra drug testing before competitions — with Russia footing the bill — and a ban on government officials serving on the Russian Paralympic Committee.“We are looking forward to welcoming the RPC back as an IPC member,” IPC president Andrew Parsons said. “The organization should be under no illusions, however, that should it at any stage not meet the post-reinstatement criteria, the IPC governing board can reconsider its membership status. This could include the IPC revoking the conditional reinstatement.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRussia faces a total bill of more than $1 million, including $125,000 a year for extra drug testing in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Athletes in all but one of 27 Paralympic sports will need to show they’ve been drug-tested in the six months before entering key IPC events, including Paralympic qualifiers. Powerlifting is rated the highest-risk sport, with three prior tests required.Russia was barred from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro after the IPC found a “medals over morals mentality” led to widespread cheating. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedcenter_img LATEST STORIES Russian President Vladimir Putin (2ndL) speaks with medalists of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games after an awarding ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 20, 2018. (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / POOL / AFP)MOSCOW — Russia returned to the Paralympics on Friday, though athletes face extra drug tests ahead of next year’s games in Tokyo.The International Paralympic Committee formally lifted Russia’s suspension on Friday after 2 1/2 years, but set a probation period through 2022.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo returns to Portugal for European qualifiers Athletics is the only sport still with a doping ban on Russia’s team, though it allows dozens of certified Russians to compete as neutral athletes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

10 months agoMan City striker Gabriel Jesus delighted to be back on scoresheet

first_imgMan City striker Gabriel Jesus delighted to be back on scoresheetby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was delighted with his brace for victory over Everton.The opener marked the striker’s first Premier League goal since August.”I tried [to score a hat-trick] but it is difficult,” said Gabriel.”I am so happy with the performance of the team. Everton have amazing players.”They played very well. I am so happy because of this. We played very well and won the game.”My confidence is back because my family is here and it helps me a lot. I need my family in this moment.”This year it [the title] will be more difficult because the clubs will play better. I think it is very important we have come back to first position.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoJuventus demand Mandzukic fee from Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus demand Mandzukic fee from Man Utdby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have told Manchester United they must cough up a fee for Marko Mandzukic.The Daily Express says United will have to spend £10million if they want to sign Mandzukic from Juventus in the January transfer window but the player has reached a verbal agreement with the Red Devils.Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Croatian star Mandzukic to beef up his misfiring front line.He failed with a summer move for the former Bayern Munich star who will be 34 next May but is understood to have now reached a verbal agreement.Juve want to offload Mandzukic who has has been told that he won’t be featuring in Maurizio Sarri’s plans for the season.He has rejected a lucrative move to Qatar and has been offered the chance to play in the MLS with LAFC but still feels that he can play at the highest level in Europe. last_img read more