Call for investigation of death of photographer beaten up by police

first_img News to go further Reporter-photographer Alim Kazimli (photo), of the main opposition daily Yeni Musavat, died on 19 June from a brain haemorrhage as a result of a beating in a Baku police station last December. He was the second Azerbaijani journalist killed in less than a year. News April 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today urged the Azerbaijan government to launch an immediate enquiry into the weekend death of opposition newspaper photographer-reporter Alim Kazimli (photo), who was severely beaten up by police six months ago.It voiced “astonishment” that the attack had not been investigated and called on interior minister Ramil Usubov to impartially look into the case at once and punish those responsible. “Kazimli is the second journalist to be killed in the capital, Baku, in the past year and we demand that the government take all necessary steps to end this growing violence against journalists and to give them better protection,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Kazimli, 54, who had worked for the main opposition daily Yeni Musavat for the past 12 years, died on 19 June as a result of a beating he received last 28 December at the Narimanov police station in Baku that left him paralysed on his left side. He fell into a coma on 17 June and then died of a brain haemorrhage. RSF_en He had gone to renew his identity papers at the police station’s passport office, where his wife said he declared he would expose in the paper the corruption and illegal behaviour by police. The office chief, Ali Mamedov, then summoned the policemen involved and they beat him up before calling an ambulance. Kazimli and his family filed a complaint but the attack was not investigated and Mamedov denied it had happened. Repression of journalists in Azerbaijan has increased since the beginning of the year.Akper Hasanov, of the opposition weekly Monitor, was kidnapped on 2 February and held for nearly five hours at military headquarters in Baku. He was forced to deny in writing the content of one of his articles. Ganimat Zahidov (editor) and Azer Ahmedov (technical manager) of the opposition daily Azadlig, were kidnapped by strangers in Baku on 25 Febraury as they left the paper’s offices. They were threatened, beaten up and humiliated in a restaurant and the next day, at 3 a.m., forced to sign confessions at a police station in the city’s Khatai district.Elmar Husseynov, editor of Monitor, was murdered in the stairway of his apartment building on 2 March. The authorities are working on the assumption he was killed because of his job or that his murder was planned abroad. Farid Teymurkhanli, of the daily Zerkalo, was badly beaten by police as he was reporting on a demonstration in Baku on 21 May. Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for investigation of death of photographer beaten up by policecenter_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News Follow the news on Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

This stately Queenslander brings history to life

first_img133 Francis Street, West EndTHERE’S no doubt this grand old dame has seen better days but this renovator’s potential is unmistakeable.Positioned on a massive 2023sq m block of land, this classic Queenslander at 133 Francis Street, West End embraces the feeling of yesteryear and will be officially introduced to the buyers’ market during its first open home today.High ceilings and plenty of potentialListing agent Giovanni Spinella from Explore Property Kirwan, said the property had already attracted two inquiries within the first 24 hours on realestate.com.au.“It’s a beautiful representation of a large Queenslander,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It was constructed prior to 1938 and believed to have been moved from Charters Towers to this block of land and has been in the same family ever since.“Over that time, the property underwent only minimal changes, such as the inclusion of a toilet and the front veranda has been enclosed.All you’d need to do is change the floor…“However, the remainder of the home is still very much unchanged and features the traditional tongue and groove walls and decorative fretwork.”The original kitchen and bathroom also bring a feeling of nostalgic charm with time period tapware, cabinetry and wallpaper, as well as the original steel box for the old wood fire oven, that has now been turned into a storage area.Actually quite loving the retro wallpaper and yellow units.“I think this home will attract a variety of buyers, not just renovators but buyers who will be attracted to the large lot size,” Mr Spinella said.“There are only two blocks of land that size in the suburb which makes this buy so unique.”The property will go to auction on July 25 with the first open home to be held today from 2.15pm-2.45pmlast_img read more

Kailando Takes over Jubilee FC

first_imgBishop Allan Klayee, the chairman of the board of directors of church based football club, Jubilee FC, has announced the appointment of businessman George Kailando, as its new president.Bishop Klayee said Mr. Kailondo’s appointment is intended to commercialize Jubilee FC. He rejected reports that the businessman has bought a share in the team.“The board of directors said after series of meetings with Mr. Kailando, a football lover and neighbor to the Jubilee Church resolved to appoint him as president,” Bishop Klayee said.Bishop Klayee said the team was founded in 2006 to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to its members.“Since its establishment, over 500 persons have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and we will continue to use the game to win souls,” Bishop Klayee noted.Besides being a business man Mr. Kailando is also a politician and Attorney-at-law. He is the co-sponsor of the ongoing President’s Cup, which cost about US$33,000.Bishop Klayee is the founder and chief executive officer of Jubilee FC, formerly Paynesville Young Controller (PYC).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Want list: more snow

first_imgECHO SUMMIT, Calif. – Winter storms last month boosted snow levels in the Sierra Nevada, although more is needed to make up for this year’s dry start, the Department of Water Resources said Friday in its monthly snow survey. In the northern Sierra, at 6,800 feet above sea level, researchers measured the snow at 63.8 inches deep, about 78 percent of what is expected this time of year. The average snowpack along the 400-mile-long mountain range was 64 percent of normal. Although the readings were still low, the snow’s water content was significantly higher than a month ago. A storm dumped up to 9 feet of snow on upper elevations of the Sierra over the past week, about 6 feet in back-to-back storms last weekend. “It’s a nice boost. Things were looking pretty grim in February,” said Maurice Roos, the department’s chief hydrologist. The snow’s water content was deeper in the northern Sierra – 71 percent of normal – and slightly lower in the central and southern Sierra – 66 percent and 55 percent, respectively. Researchers from the department conduct five monthly snow surveys from January to May, measuring the snow at 382 stations so they can predict water supply for the year. Runoff from the Sierra provides more than one-third of the state’s drinking and irrigation water. Hydroelectric plants also rely on snowmelt to produce about one-quarter of the state’s power. Roos said changes in the state’s weather in the next few months could further improve snow and water levels. There is usually an additional 10 percent to 15 percent of snowfall in March, he said. The current readings “put us about where we were at this time last year,” department snow surveys chief Frank Gehrke said in a statement. Despite a dry January, officials said California reservoirs still have plenty of water, thanks to wet winters in the three previous years.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Unique gathering of Defence Forces to take place in Letterkenny

first_imgA rare event will take place in Letterkenny in May when the Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe will review the 114th Battalion.Over 400 members of the defence forces led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Kelly, who is originally from Letterkenny, will parade in Letterkenny on Friday 3rd May at 11am.They will be assembling in the St Eunan’s College Football Field for inspection by the Minister. They will then march to the reviewing stage at Market Square and then on to the Community Centre. It is expected that many families will come to Letterkenny on the Thursday evening to stay over to see the parade.A spokesman for Letterkenny Chamber said “This will be a unique and special event in Letterkenny.”Unique gathering of Defence Forces to take place in Letterkenny was last modified: March 29th, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:114th Battaliondonegalletterkennyparadelast_img read more

Brighton v Fulham line-ups: Whites’ defence reshuffle, Man Utd loanee in for Albion

first_imgFulham make three changes from the side that beat Cardiff for their visit to Brighton.Ryan Fredericks and Tim Ream start in the full-back positions, replacing Michael Madl and Luke Garbutt, with Richard Stearman shifting across to centre-back.Rohan Ince, on loan from Brighton, is ineligible, so Jamie O’Hara takes his place in what appears to be a diamond midfield.Scott Parker will play the holding role, with Emerson Hyndman – match-winner against Cardiff – at the apex.Brighton, unbeaten in nine matches and chasing promotion to the Premier League, have made two alterationsAnthony Knockaert comes in for Kazenga LuaLua while Manchester United loanee James Wilson returns at the expense of Jamie Murphy.Their side includes former Fulham players David Stockdale and Liam Rosenior, while Steve Sidwell is on the bench.Brighton: Stockdale; Bruno, Dunk, Goldson, Rosenior; Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Skalak; Hemed, Wilson.Subs: Maenpaa, Greer, Bong, Sidwell, LuaLua, Murphy, Baldock. Fulham: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Stearman, Amorebieta, Ream; Parker; Tunnicliffe, O’Hara; Hyndman; McCormack, Dembele.Subs: Lonergan, Richards, Garbutt, Baird, Christensen, Woodrow, Smith.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers report card: Guess which unit played best in routing Packers?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (10-1) graded in Sunday night’s 37-8 rout of the Green Bay Packers (8-3):PASS OFFENSE: AJimmy Garoppolo’s 145.8 passer rating is a career best, and it reflects just how well he understands Kyle Shanahan’s offense after two years. The return of George Kittle (six catches, six targets, 129 yards) brought predictable success, although a 61-yard touchdown reception was a pleasant surprise that’s been in the works at practice all season. Deebo Samuel’s 42-yard …last_img

On the Shoulders of a Giant: Lessons from the life of Oliver Tambo

first_imgThe Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation hosted the Oliver Tambo Centenary Memorial Lecture under the appropriate theme “On the Shoulders of a Giant” at the University of the Witwatersrand On 27 October 2017.Former President Thabo Mbeki delivered the keynote address to a full-house made up of the Tambo family and friends, liberation struggle stalwarts, government and business leaders, students, and members of the media, among others. (Image: Supplied)Phindi Maduna“For the revolutionary movement, anniversaries cannot only celebrate the past. We must recall and acclaim our history, but more importantly, we must use the past to arm ourselves for the future; to learn lessons and to strengthen our resolve and commitment”Oliver Reginald Tambo spoke these words at the meeting to observe the 60th anniversary of the South African Communist Party in London on 30 July 1981. On 27 October 2017, when the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation hosted the Oliver Tambo Centenary Memorial Lecture under the appropriate theme “On the Shoulders of a Giant” at the University of the Witwatersrand, the intention was to reflect on the past, draw lessons from it and arm ourselves for the future of South Africa.Tambo‚ the longest-serving African National Congress President who died in 1993‚ would have been 100 years old on 27 October 2017. Brand South Africa was honoured to partner with the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation to celebrate the life of Tambo and his great contribution to the South African liberation struggle.In closing, Mbeki said, “History will answer the question unequivocally whether we had the courage to live up to the extraordinary legacy which Oliver Tambo left behind!”Former President Thabo Mbeki delivered the keynote address to a full-house made up of the Tambo family and friends, liberation struggle stalwarts, government and business leaders, students, and members of the media, among others.He opened by saying “Today, October 27, 2017 our people, joined by the people of the rest of Africa and the world, stand up and say in unison – happy birthday our dear and respected Oliver Tambo, our beloved OR”. Tambo was a committed Pan-Africanist and this according to Mbeki, “helped further to entrench this outlook throughout the ranks of the ANC and contributed in no small measure to the development of the attitude among millions throughout our Continent that the struggle to defeat the apartheid system was as much ours as it was theirs.” Tambo is certainly respected world over for his human rights activism, internationalism, and futurism. There is so much that leaders young and old, across South Africa, Africa and the world can learn from the way that Tambo led the liberation struggle and united the international community against the apartheid government.The audience listened attentively as Mbeki reflected on his relationship with Tambo and shared some of the of the lessons that can be taken from Tambo’s leadership style in order to move South Africa forward. He candidly emphasised the importance of taking lessons from those who came before us in order to continue to make progress in South Africa.Tambo‚ the longest-serving African National Congress President who died in 1993‚ would have been 100 years old on 27 October 2017.Mbeki said that he believed that the best way to honour Tambo as we mark the Centenary of his birth would be to live up to the example he has set by being loyal to the truth; encouraging a spirit of unity to achieve the goal of a better life for all; helping to ensure the full functioning of our country as a constitutional democracy; and, “reasserting in practical ways the principle and practice that we share a common destiny with our fellow Africans, including those in the African Diaspora.”In closing, Mbeki said “History will answer the question unequivocally whether we had the courage to live up to the extraordinary legacy which Oliver Tambo left behind!”It is while standing on the shoulders of a giant like Tambo, that South Africans and South African leaders can realise a future built on consistent perseverance and resilience; because South Africa’s tumultuous past and the manner in which it was overcome is a lesson that we cannot take for granted in the on-going exercise to build a better South Africa, Africa and world.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

4 days agoLiverpool teenager Brewster showing improvement after Wolves brace

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool teenager Brewster showing improvement after Wolves braceby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool U23 boss Neil Critchley says Rhian Brewster is improving after his double against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.The 19-year-old made his first-team debut against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup and boosted his chances of another appearance with a fine display in the 4-3 win over Wolves at Kirkby.Asked if Brewster was taking steps in the right direction, Critchley said: “There were positives to take from the game and Rhian’s goals were among them.”He is looking slightly better every time he plays. That was arguably his best game for us this season, not just his goals but his all-round contribution, the way he led the line particularly without the ball, competing with his back to goal as well.”He was competing very well with longer balls and balls in the air. He put a real shift in for the team which is something he will be able to do as he gets fitter. I was really pleased with his contribution.” last_img read more

Video: Ohio State Strength Team Dresses As Santa And Elves, Surprises Urban Meyer With Gift

first_imgSanta surprises Urban Meyer at the OSU facility.santa surprises urban meyerLast year, Ohio State’s strength and conditioning team dressed up as Santa and his elves to greet head coach Urban Meyer as he made his way to the locker room a few days before Christmas. Apparently, it’s now a tradition. Monday morning, Meyer was surprised by a similar scene, and was even given a present. No word on what was in the box.Ohio State is currently preparing for the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. But there’s still apparently time for a little Christmas cheer.last_img