Journalists physically attacked outside high court hearing in Lahore

first_img News News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation Receive email alerts Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Help by sharing this information News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific center_img News RSF_en PakistanAsia – Pacific August 10, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists physically attacked outside high court hearing in Lahore January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of physical violence by lawyers against journalists that took place outside a high court hearing in Lahore on 6 August in which lawyers were being tried for an earlier case of violence against the press.“These attacks are unacceptable from very standpoint,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Firstly, they are clearly reprisals against journalists who were just doing their job. Secondly, they were carried out by people who represent the law in the very place where it is supposed to be enforced. And finally, the journalists were attacked by lawyers during a trial of lawyers for similar attacks on 30 July. These recurrences must stop at once.”The press freedom organisation added: “Although the heads of bar associations have said there will be consequences for those responsible for this violence, we support the journalists organisations that have said they must be tried according to Pakistan’s laws.”The case being tried by the Lahore high court chief justice on 6 August concerned an attack by lawyers on Nasir Masood and reporter Shaheen Atiq of C-42 television a week earlier. The hearing was brought to an end when a group of lawyers began shouting at journalists in court.Lawyers led by Lahore bar association vice-president M.R. Awan then attacked reporters and cameramen outside the courthouse and threw stones at various TV crew vehicles, smashing Geo TV cameraman A.R. Adnan’s camera and damaging other equipment.The earlier attack on the C-42 journalists took place when they filmed lawyers assaulting a policeman. These attacks can be seen in a Geo TV report posted on YouTubeSee the video: June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Steve Kimock & J.M. Kimock Release Gorgeous Collaborative Track, “Invocations 1” [Listen]

first_imgSteve Kimock has released a new studio track with his son, John Morgan Kimock. The multi-generational collaboration, which takes on a nostalgic, airy, and bright feel, is titled “Invocations 1”. The song features banjoist Patrick Biondo (Cabinet), guitarist Justin Mazer (Starbird, Ryan Montbleau), and bassist Josh Weinstein (Kat Wright).Sparked from William Allaudin Mathieu’s Streaming Wisdom, a solo piano piece recorded in 1981, John Morgan Kimock explaind:My dad would play it [“Streaming Wisdom”] in the mornings on one of my trips out West, when we were waking up from foggy studio nights banging our heads against the wall. It took us in the direction that inspired some of the material from Satellite City. We wanted to collaborate with Allaudin [W.A. Mathieu] somehow, so we asked permission to sample some bits in hopes of one day working on something in person. He happened to live right down the street so it wasn’t hard to ask.This father/son duo have been playing music together and on the road for decades, but this single marks another level of collaboration following their Satellite City release. “It’s a patchwork quilt of a tune spanning a couple generations of musicians, which is really special for me to have been a part of,” said John.“Invocations I” pays homage to the past while looking towards a future filled with hope. “What a great way to start the year, here’s that new music I’ve been waiting for,” Steve Kimock added.The track finds “Streaming Wisdom” repurposed, with additional layers added in by Kimock and company, weaving a complex musical tapestry that’s captivating and dynamic. The new tune, “Invocations 1”, was produced, mixed, and mastered by John Morgan Kimock, with additional recording and production from Jason Reed.You can listen to the track on iTunes and Amazon, or stream it below on Spotify:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>TOUR DATES (appearances by both Steve Kimock & John Kimock)*Feb 12-14: Steve Kimock & Friends Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA*Mar 30: Steve Kimock & Friends 10 Mile Ride – Frisco, CO*Feb 21-23: Maximum Love Vibes featuring Steve Kimock, Jerry Joseph, Dave Schools, John Kimock, Sitzmark @ Alyeska Resort – Girdwood, AK*May 4-5 Voodoo Dead Republic NOLA – New Orleans, LAlast_img read more

France confirms first case of ruinous tomato virus

first_imgTomato plants in France’s far-west Finistere region have been contaminated with a destructive virus that can lead to whole crops being wasted, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.A farm had been isolated and greenhouses full of tomatoes would be destroyed, as there is no known treatment, it said.The tomato brown rugose fruit virus, known as ToBRFV, leads to rough discoloured patches on the fruit that render it unsellable — and officials warned earlier that its spread would have “major economic consequences” for farmers. The virus, which is not harmful to humans, was first reported in 2014 at greenhouses in Israel before it spread to Europe and America.”We have received the results from the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety of the samples from the Finistere and… they have been contaminated by the virus,” the ministry said.  Growers in Spain and Italy — the EU’s biggest tomato producers — have been affected, as have some in the US and Mexico, and Britain announced its first cases last July.Germany managed to eradicate an outbreak in several greenhouses by ripping out the plants and destroying them, and then treating the soil with disinfectants.France promised in early February to carry out hundreds of checks on plants and seeds, on top of regular inspections.Topics :last_img read more

Exmar moves CFLNG to Cosco shipyard in China

first_imgImage courtesy of ExmarBelgium’s Exmar, the Nicolas Savery-led shipowner said Thursday it has relocated its Caribbean FLNG (CFLNG) to a temporary location at Cosco shipyard in China.The barge-based floating natural gas liquefaction and storage facility was previously located at the Wison Offshore & Marine’s yard in Nantong, China.It has been in lay-up at the Wison yard since its delivery to Exmar in July last year.To remind, CFLNG was scheduled for delivery to Pacific Exploration and Production in 2015, however, in March last year, the agreement was terminated.Since then, Exmar has been trying to secure an employment for the facility but with no luck.At Cosco, the FLNG will be “awaiting final deployment with several candidate projects under consideration,” Exmar said.The FLNG has a storage capacity of 16,100-cbm and a liquefaction capacity of 500,000 tons per year. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Great Olympics and RTU record wins in Division One League

first_imgFormer Premier League side Real Tamale United (RTU) opened their Division One League campaign with a 3-1 thrashing at Guan United,whiles Okwahu United, Great Olympics and Eleven Wise won their first games as the competition started in the second-tier ranks on Saturday.Tema Youth lost to Danbort, whiles BA United played a determined game to emerge winners over regional rivals Berekum Arsenal and earn the bragging rights with a 2-0 victory.Below is the full list of results on the opening day: Zone 1A  Wa African Utd. 2-1 Utrecht Dynamos 1-0 BazookaGuan 1-3 R.T.U.Bolga All Stars 0-0 Galazy  Zone 1B Berlin 2-0 EsperanceB. A. United 2-0 Berekum Arsenal Unity F.C 3-2 Bofoakwa  Zone 2A Kfc Samosa 2-1 Red Lions Tarkwa United 1-1 Gold Stars Dunkwa United 2-0 StarkeRainbow 0-1 Asokwa Deportivo Zone 2B  Samin 1-0 Windy Profs.Metro 0-3 Eleven WiseElmina Sharks 2-3 Feyenoord AcaAjax F.C 1-0 Wassaman . Zone 3A Sporting Mirren 2-0 Great WarriorsIstanbul 0-0 NaniaPrestige 0-1 D’international Gt. Olympics 2-0 Real Athletico  Zone 3B Danbort 1-0 Tema Youth Okwawu Utd 2-0 King Solomon Pure Joy 1-0 ZaytunaMighty Jets 0-0 Fairpointlast_img read more