Radio Shabelle editor freed on bail

first_img News March 24, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio Shabelle editor freed on bail SomaliaAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region to go further News SomaliaAfrica Follow the news on Somalia RSF_en Organisation center_img Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Radio Shabelle editor Mohamed Bashir Hashi was released on bail yesterday and calls for the withdrawal of all the charges against him.Although the prosecution did not produce any witness, he is still charged with the attempted murder of a former parliamentarian, who testified in his defence at yesterday’s hearing.——————————————————————————————-Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the verdicts and sentences that a court passed on four journalists on 1 March, imposing heavy fines and jail terms that seem to justify long periods spent in arbitrary pre-trial detention. All four are now free but a fifth journalist has yet to be tried and is still detained.Those convicted and sentenced by the Banadir regional court in Mogadishu included Sky FM director Mohamud Mohamed Dahir and Radio Shabelle editor in chief Ahmed Abdi Hassan, who were arrested in August. Hassan was released conditionally on 21 October because his health had deteriorated dramatically in detention but Dahir was still being held at the time of sentencing.Finding them guilty of “publication or circulation of false, exaggerated, or tendentious news capable of disturbing public order,” the court sentenced them to prison terms equivalent to the time spent in detention. It also imposed fines of 2,000 dollars on Dahir and 500 dollars on Hassan.Abdimaalik Yusuf Mohamud, the owner of Shabelle Media Network (which owns both Sky FM and Radio Shabelle) was acquitted on charges of “instigation to delinquency” and “instigation to disobey the laws.” But Shabelle Media Network was nonetheless ordered to pay a fine of 10,000 dollars.Mohamud had been arrested at the same time as Dahir and Hassan and, like Hassan, released conditionally on 21 October.The fourth journalist tried at the same hearing was Mohamed Abdi Ali of Radio Risaaala, who had been held since 3 January. He was convicted of publishing false information and was fined 500 dollars.Still awaiting trial is Radio Shabelle editor Mohamed Bashir Hashi, who has been held since 6 September on charges of “attempts against the integrity, independence or unity of the Somali state,” “high treason,” “armed insurrection against the powers of the state,” and the attempted murder of a former parliamentarian whose car exploded. He is facing a possible death sentence.“We are outraged by the severity and inconsistencies of these verdicts and sentences,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“These proceedings are farcical. The jail terms were imposed simply to justify the long spells spent in pre-trial detention, while the size of the fines and the ridiculous charges against Hashi show that the aim is to persecute and suppress independent media in Somalia, especially Shabelle Media Network’s radio stations.”Kahn-Sriber added: “We call on the Somali judicial system to overturn these iniquitous verdicts and ensure that Hashi, whose trial is still pending, is guaranteed due process.”Hashi had already been sentenced to six months in prison or a fine in December 2013 just for interviewing a woman journalist who said she was raped and who was given a six-month suspended jail sentence on a defamation charge, while her alleged attackers were never arrested or questioned.Mohamud had been given a 12-month jail sentence in the same case for allegedly insulting Somali institutions and defaming officials.Radio Shabelle continues to be a target of the Somali government. Mohamud, Hassan and Dahir and 16 other employees were arrested when Somalia’s National Security Agency raided Sky FM and Radio Shabelle on 15 August 2014 at the new location they found after the interior ministry forcibly evicted them from their old headquarters in October 2013.The 16 other employees were released two days after the raid, in which all of the two stations’ equipment was confiscated. But the authorities continued to hold Mohamud, Hassan and Dahir, who said they were tortured so that they would confess to intending to harm the Somali government.Sky FM and Radio Shabelle are still closed.Somalia is ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Photo: The four radio journalists Mohamud Mohamed Dahir, Mohamed Bashir Hashi, Ahmed Abdi Hassan, and Abdimalik Yusuf Mohamed. (Radio Kulmiye) ) News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News Receive email alerts March 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Golden Race kicks off #boscon2017 with Bet on Numbers launch

first_img tweet StumbleUpon Related Articles Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 Share Golden Race has launched Bet on Numbers, bringing the real and digital worlds together in a virtual scenario where you pick lucky numbers from 1-49.The virtual sports supplier, a Gold sponsor at this week’s Betting on Sports conference (#boscon2017), has expressed its excitement for the launch of a game which includes state-of-the-art features and a beautiful human hostess to broadcast the numbers live.Bet on Numbers, available in HD for Windows, Android and Linux, asks players to choose either a random or manual selection of one to four numbers using a 7 x 7 grid. The quest for a Jackpot or Mega Jackpot lasts for a duration of six minutes.Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter commented: “At Golden Race, we are building a portfolio of games to excite and delight players whilst meeting the highest industry standards. The latest release for our HD division is Bet on Numbers, a live number based game never seen before!”Representatives of Golden Race, including Wachter, will be at the ‘Golden Race Bar’ for networking drinks ahead of the official Betting on Sports party on Wednesday 13 September.The company will be using the event to outline an ‘authentic sports betting experience’ that customers can completely control, manage and deliver to players across retail, online and mobile channels. Golden Race gains ISO certification May 29, 2020 The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

MURDER OF DONEGAL MAN: ‘I SAW MEN KICK HIM TO DEATH’ – PARTNER

first_imgTHE PARTNER of Malin Head man William McKeeney has told the trial of two men accused of killing him how she saw the fatal attack from the window of their Glasgow flat, but didn’t realise at first what was going on.Anne Marie Newlands, 48, had been waiting for William to return home when she became concerned about the behaviour of young Asian men.She told the High Court in Kilmarnock: “I was looking out for Willie, but the second time I looked out I thought they were breaking a piece of furniture. “They were kicking and stamping on something and they were both doing it.“I decided I would phone Willie and tell him to watch out because there were two boys and I didn’t like the look of them.”Asif Rehman, 20, and Adel Ishaq, 19, both deny the racially aggravated murder of Mr McKeeney, 57, in Pollokshields, Glasgow, in January.The Malin Head man had been living in Scotland, having moved there to get work.Ms Newlands the pair “sauntered around the corner” after the incident.She managed to stand on a trunk to get a better view out of the window and then realised the two men had been kicking a person.“I ran outside and saw it was Willie. He was very battered, and one side of his face was all swollen and his eye was closed. I thought his teeth had come through his top lip,” she said.Labourer William, who was Ms Newlands partner of 12 years, had visited two pubs before phoning her to say he was on his way home.Ms Newlands told the court: “I was panicking because no one else was there. 

I tried to speak to him, but realised he was not responding so I phoned 999.The recorded emergency call was played to the court.The controller could be heard talking Ms Newlands through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, telling her:  “You’re doing really well. Stay strong for him.”William died later in hospital.Rehman and Ishaq deny the racially 
aggravated murder of Mr McKeeney.MURDER OF DONEGAL MAN: ‘I SAW MEN KICK HIM TO DEATH’ – PARTNER was last modified: October 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MURDER OF DONEGAL MAN: ‘I SAW MEN KICK HIM TO DEATH’ – PARTNERlast_img read more

Donegal man charged over incident at repossessed Roscommon farmhouse

first_imgA DONEGAL man has appeared in court charged with assault, criminal damage and false imprisonment in Roscommon last year.PJ Sweeney, of High Cairn, Ramelton, was before Castlerea District Court yesterday in connection with an incident on December 16, 2018 at a repossessed farmhouse in Falsk, Strokestown. Sweeney was one of four men in court yesterday.Sweeney was charged previously with violent disorder. Yesterday, he was charged with assault, criminal damage and false imprisonment. Sweeney also faced one charge of cruelty to a dog under the Animal Welfare act. A public order charge against Sweeney was withdrawn.Martin O’Toole, from Stripe, Irishtown, Claremorris, Paul Beirne, of Croghan, Boyle, and David Lawlor, of 5, Brookhaven, Blanchardstown, Dublin, were also before the court. Judge Deirdre Gearty remanded all four on bail with strict conditions to appear again at a sitting of the district court in Castlerea on 20 December.Donegal man charged over incident at repossessed Roscommon farmhouse was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Castlerea District CourtPJ SweeneyRameltonroscommonStrokestownlast_img read more

Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins reflects on his journey in Showtime film

first_img“I had haters before. I just got more now. Do I care? No.”That’s DeMarcus Cousins reflecting on the backlash that greeted his stunning decision last summer to sign a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors — a move that stunned the NBA and its rabid followers.It’s just one of many spicy moments in “The Resurgence: DeMarcus Cousins,” a new Showtime documentary that chronicles the big man’s grueling comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon and his path through free agency.The film …last_img read more

Machel, Blair head to SA for Mining Indaba

first_img30 January 2015Graça Machel, the president of the Foundation for Community Development, is the keynote speaker for sustainable development at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, taking place from 9 to 12 February in Cape Town.She joins Tony Blair, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, as the keynote speaker. Other speakers include:Robert Friedland, executive chairman and founder of Ivanhoe Mines;Anita Marangoly George, senior director for global practice on energy and extractive industries at World Bank Group;Dambisa Moyo, author and global economist;Rob Hersov, founder and chairman of Invest Africa;Jim O’Neill, chairman of Cities Growth Commission;Bob Diamond, founder director of Atlas Mara;Paolo Scaroni, vice-chairman of Rothschild; and,Ashish Thakkar, founder director of Atlas Mara.Mining thought leaders and some of Africa’s largest dealmakers are among the delegates – expected to number around 7 000 – from more than 110 countries.The Mining Indaba unites investors and dealmakers from around the world with attractive mining opportunities throughout Africa. The conference emphasizes the myriad investment opportunities in the sector from majors to juniors, brownfields to exploration.As the world’s preferred platform for deal-making in African mining, delegates should expect to hear: a global perspective on the investment climate, status of current and emerging mining projects across Africa, and insights on the current mining scenarios in Africa’s most attractive mining jurisdictions.“The 2015 Mining Indaba features a number of substantial investments we have made under our new ownership. These investments, made at a time when other events and the overall sector are contracting, reaffirms our belief that the long-term outlook for Africa mining is excellent and our commitment for the Mining Indaba to remain the premier forum for uniting investors, mining companies and mining ministers,” explains Jonathan Moore, the managing director of Mining Indaba.There will also be corporate presentations from: C-level executives representing approximately 40 of Africa’s top and emerging mining players, 20 of the continent’s most progressive mining ministers, and industry thought leaders driving African mining into the next phase.The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s preferred destination in African mining. It is positioned better than ever to deliver an unparalleled deal-making and discovery platform for global investors and African mining companies, he says.Investing in African Mining Indaba, or the Mining Indaba, has been running for two decades. The annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. It is the world’s largest mining investment conference, the world’s third largest mining conference, and Africa’s largest mining event. It serves as the pathway for foreign investments into Africa’s mining value chain – opportunities ranging from small diamond deposits to mega coal projects. The Mining Indaba is now part of Euromoney Institutional Investor.“Global interest in African mining tripled from the early 1990s to 2011, with the mining industry at first cushioned from the 2008 financial crisis as the traditional safe haven of gold exercised its appeal,” says Moore. “The gold bubble this created was sufficiently substantial and sustained for benefits to flow through to secondary metals and secondary markets.”For the past year and a half, though, the mining sector has experienced challenges, as corrections to this curve brought down commodity prices and impacted value. For investors, on the other hand, this means great value can be found right now, both on the commodity markets themselves and in the stock markets that trade in mining and mining-related companies.Looking ahead, we see a bright outlook for the resources produced by the mining industry, as all indicators show vital world economies – Europe, the USA and China – will rebound in 2015.“As African economies have become increasingly stable and shown excellent growth, overseas investors have become more comfortable with placing investment on the continent. Doors have opened to regions and projects that were considered off limits some years previously,” he adds.The numbers:110 countries and territories across six continents are represented;35 African and non-African government delegations participate;2 300 international companies are represented;400 sponsoring companies represent an impressive sampling of the world’s largest mining companies by market capitalisation;Billions of American dollars of foreign investment have been channelled into the African mining value chain throughout the last 19 years of the annual Mining Indaba.Follow the Mining Indaba on social media:Twitter.com/MiningIndabaMiningindaba.com/LinkedinFacebook.com/africanminingindabaYoutube.com/Miningindaba.SAinfo reporter and APOlast_img read more

How to Avoid Mold

first_img BLOGS BY ERIC NORTH Sealed-Combustion Appliances and Hot Tub PartiesDoes More Wall Insulation Reduce Cooling Costs?Should I Insulate My Garage Door?My First Energy AuditEnergy Audits in New England Joseph Lstiburek of the Building Science Corporation wrote a great article a few years back detailing the reasons for our current mold explosion (so I don’t have to!).Modern houses use processed materials like OSB and engineered I-joists that have a much lower capacity to absorb excess moisture than older materials like solid wood. These materials are easier for mold to eat. Lastly, houses are much tighter and require less heat, limiting drying potential.One other tremendous change has been in how people introduce water and humidity into the building. Unlike some big breezy Maine farmhouse heated with 8 cords of firewood dry blasting out the building, a tight modern house is much more susceptible to moisture and your personal water sports. RELATED ARTICLES Moisture Sources, Relative Humidity, and MoldHumidity, Mold, and Indoor Air QualityThe Mold Explosion: Why Now?Sniffing Out House ProblemsRating Windows for Condensation Resistance Can Exterior Foam Insulation Cause Mold and Moisture Problems?All About DehumidifiersVideo: Got Mold? Energy Efficiency and Moisture Management Erik North, the owner of Free Energy Maine, is an energy auditor and home performance specialist in Westbrook, Maine. He is also the author of the Energy Auditing Blog. Mold, molder, moldestMold is one of those black triple-X no-no’s that is bound to spook most homeowners. It’s the harbinger of many other problems: wood rot, ants, blue cheese dressing … oh, the horror. Over the last couple of decades, mold has catapulted higher up most homeowners’ problem lists, for a few reasons.center_img Mold is a water issueA recent audit customer called because they were having condensation and mold crop up everywhere in the house. Opening the front door was like walking into a greenhouse. The relative humidity was over 70%. Many of the windows were fogged up on a relatively temperate day. If one opened the kitchen door, the glass on the storm door steamed up almost instantly. It was pretty damp.It took all of three minutes to discover the source of the humidity. The homeowner and his wife loved fish and had at least 15 aquariums. They had several open tanks in the house, both saltwater and fresh water, with a menagerie of sea life. It was also clear from the passion with which they spoke of their aquatic buddies that this hobby was an integral part of their home life. Eliminating that source of moisture was not an option. So what to do?How does one reconcile what a homeowner wants with what building science dictates? After discussing some options, they were open to making one room a dedicated ‘fish room’ with some ventilation and environmental controls.Mold in homes is a function of moisture and the capacity of a house to handle that moisture. If you’re having problems with mold, look for the source of the moisture. If you reduce your water sports, you’ll reduce mold issues. Energy audits and water sportsOne of my original audit instructors called this ‘water sports.’ These are homeowner activities or building features that add a load of moisture into the building enclosure.These problems include inadvertent issues — for example, a bathroom exhaust fan or a dryer that is vented into the house. Or the problems can stem from integral features of the house, like a jacuzzi, a hot tub, or an infinite pool. Or the problems can be due to habits and hobbies like taking long showers, cooking a great deal (boiling water), storing firewood indoors, owning lots of plants, or keeping an aquarium. Mold and moisture issues are a common motivation for homeowners to give us a ring. There’s condensation on the windows and water dripping into the window box. One homeowner described how if she opened her front door during the winter, the glass panes on the storm door would fog up within 10 or 12 seconds.Structural issues in the house, like dirt floors in the basement, sometimes cause these problems. But often the problems are caused by occupant behavior.last_img read more

The Most Underrated Aspect of Successful B2B Marketing Campaigns? Goals.

first_img chris brogan’s blog Leads? SEO? Traffic? All of the above? Whatever it is, you need to be clear about it, so that you can pick the right tools and use them well. C.C. Chapman Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: These days it’s easy today to get caught up in chatter about Twitter, blogging, Facebook and how you have to be on all of them yesterday. , Dad, blogger, Twitterer, podcaster and prolific content producer. He’s a huge advocate of new marketing tools and tactics, but he says it’s dangerous to rush out and use them without deciding what you’re trying to achieve with them. C.C. is a   here at HubSpot last week. Inbound Marketing That’s why it was so refreshing to speak with  TechCrunch Here’s the full video recording of my conversation. Below the video I’ve listed a few of the sites C.C. mentions during our conversation. Originally published Feb 5, 2009 8:02:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 “One of the first things we talk about is how are we going to measure success,” he said. “If you just come in and say this is going to solve all my problems if I just throw up a blog or a video podcast, you’re doomed.” Webinar: Twitter for Marketing and PR Want to learn more about using Twitter for Marketing and PR? Download the free webinar Mashable Six Pixels of Separation for immediate release for tips and tricks to drive inbound marketing using Twitter. marketerlast_img read more