Police in Derry renew appeal over fatal crash

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – May 29, 2020 center_img Police in Derry renew appeal over fatal crash WhatsApp Police in Derry have renewed an appeal for information regarding a fatal road traffic collision in the city a year ago next Monday.The incident happened on Fairview Road in the city, with police stressing this is very much a live investigation.In the early hours of Saturday June 1st, 2019, the body of 18-year-old Caoimhin Cassidy was found inside a burnt red Mazda 6, which had crashed on the Fairview Road.Police have confirmed that initially, it was believed that the car had caught fire as a result of the collision.However, the results from the post mortem examination subsequently confirmed that Caoimhin was not seriously injured as a result of a crash, and was most likely still alive when the blaze started. They believe that Caoimhin was not travelling alone in the vehicle.Police are urging anyone with any information about Caoimhin’s Cassidy’s movements, or those of the red Mazda 6, on the evening of Friday 31 May, to get in touch, either via Strand Road Police Station or the Crimestoppers service.They say any detail, no matter how small it might seem, could be invaluable. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleLifford residents ‘fed up’ with frequent water outagesNext articleHSE confirms two deaths in its Donegal facilities News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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  • Trump, Rubio and Carson will cruise through DFW ahead of Super Tuesday

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  • Solar eclipse to bring shadows, curiosity to campus

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  • No. 15 baseball sweeps Kansas State in Big 12 opener

    first_imgReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean + posts What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter printFriday: Eighth-inning rally sparks victory over K-StateThe Horned Frogs opened up Big 12 conference play with a 4-2 victory over Kansas State Friday evening. The win pushes their record in conference openers to 14-1 under TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle.“Kansas State played us well all game,” first baseman Luken Baker said. “Getting these young guys to experience what it’s like to play in the Big 12 is neat and coming out with the win is even better.”The Horned Frogs opened up the scoring in the second inning with an opposite-field two-out bomb from third baseman Conner Shepherd. The shot was the second home run this season for the redshirt sophomore and the second of his career as well as a piece of his first-ever multi-hit game.The Wildcats threatened and capitalized in the fourth inning as TCU starter Jared Janczak began to fade. After the righty surrendered two walks against Kansas State’s first three batters, catcher T.K. McWhertor hit a double into right field that skimmed Connor Wanhanen’s glove and scored Hanz Harker from second base.Kansas State took the lead two pitches later as second baseman Brett Owen grounded out to Horned Frog shortstop Adam Oviedo, scoring Rainer Ausmus from third base to take a one-run lead.Junior Drew Mount singled for Kansas State in the fifth inning as the Wildcats continued to put pressure on the Horned Frogs. After Mount stole second, Janczak responded with three consecutive strikeouts to retire the side and strand Mount at second base.First-year pitcher Augie Mihlbauer came in for Janczak in relief in the sixth inning and kept the Frogs within striking distance, striking out four Kansas State batters in two and a third innings pitched and sparking a rally for the Frogs.A.J. Balta dashes toward first base. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“In the last four weeks he’s been super special,” Schlossnagle said. “He got some confidence and started throwing some good balls and he started believing himself. He challenges hitters because they’re going to get some tough stuff to hit.”Schlossnagle said Janczak’s ability to pitch around lead-off hits kept the Frogs in the ballgame.Mihlbauer recorded his first career win Friday.After sophomore catcher Zach Humphreys was hit by a pitch to lead off the eighth inning, junior first baseman Luken Baker launched a tw0-run home run over the left field wall.Luken Baker launches a ball over the left field wall to give the Horned Frogs a 3-2 lead. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto.“When the game comes calling, he always finds a way to deliver,” Schlossnagle said.Junior left fielder Josh Watson was walked on the next play and advanced to third on a groundout and a passed ball. Watson scored on a fielding error by K-State second baseman Brett Owen.The Horned Frogs kept the lead as junior pitcher Durbin Feltman scorched the Wildcats lineup in the ninth inning, striking out the side to seal the victory.Saturday: Bats come alive as TCU baseball rolls past K-StateTCU’s 12-2 victory over Kansas State Saturday was headlined by its explosive offense.The showcase took shape after catcher Zach Humphreys scored when designated hitter Michael Landestoy smashed his first home run of the year, scoring two runs and extending the team’s lead to 4-1. Centerfielder A.J. Balta followed Landestoy with a solo home run of his own, the third time this season the Horned Frogs have hit back-to-back home runs.Third baseman Conner Shepherd stepped up two batters later and hit TCU’s third home run of the inning, a solo shot that pushed the lead to 6-1. Shepherd also hit a home run in Friday night’s contest, bringing his total to four on the season.“We’re just getting better pitches to hit and capitalizing on the pitches we are swinging at,” Shepherd said.Baker hit his seventh home run of the year in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday. The junior’s solo shot gave TCU a 7-2 lead.The team entered the weekend with nine home runs in its first 18 games. They’ve now hit six in their first two games against the Wildcats.“We’re a better offense,” Schlossnagle said. “We have better hitters then we’ve shown.”Baker’s leadoff home run in the seventh would ignite the team’s offense again, as they would go on to have a six-run inning. Singles by Landestoy and first-year shortstop Adam Oviedo followed by a Shepherd walk that would load the bases for pinch hitter Tristan Hanoian. Hanoian was hit by a pitch, giving Landestoy a free path home and pushing the lead to 8-2.Connor Wanhanen drew a walk, scoring Balta and giving the team a seven-run lead. Humphreys would then clear the bases on a three-run double to center field.“It’s important that we play sound baseball regardless of the score,” Schlossnagle said of the team staying locked in after taking a 6-1 lead in the third inning.On the mound, starting pitcher Nick Lodolo got his fourth win in six starts this season. The sophomore gave up seven hits in seven innings but allowed just two earned runs.“I thought Lodolo was good,” Schlossnagle said. “Their left-handed hitters are really good and he’s really good against left-handed hitters, so I thought he neutralized them a little bit.”Kansas State was 2-12 with runners on base and 1-7 with runners in scoring position. Lodolo is now 4-1 on the season with a 3.77 ERA.Caleb Sloan and James Notary each pitched hitless innings to close out the game for the Horned Frogs. Notary’s two strikeouts brought his total to 15 in nine innings pitched this year.Jared Janczak deals toward home plate in Friday’s win over Kansas State. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoSunday: No. 15 baseball sweeps K-StateAn outstanding performance on the mound by a veteran pitcher made it impossible for the Wildcats to score a run Sunday afternoon at Lupton Stadium.Junior right-hander Sean Wymer tied his career-high with his ninth strikeout when he pitched around a lead-off single in the sixth inning.“I had a good three-pitch mix working, so I mean it was really just locating pitches when I needed that helped me be successful. The defense behind me, too, made great plays to start the game,” Wymer said.The offense started in the first inning as senior right fielder Connor Wanhanen earned a walk. Sophomore catcher Zach Humphreys reached second base on an error, and Wanhanen scored off a Luken Baker hit that left Humphreys safe at third. Humphreys then scored off senior Michael Landestoy’s walk. Left fielder Josh Watson also scored on AJ Balta’s hit into right field.“We definitely didn’t have the season we wanted to start, so it was good for everyone here to get that sweep under our belts,” Wymer said.The Horned Frogs earned another trio of runs in the seventh inning. First-year shortstop Adam Oviedo opened with a base hit and moved to second on a bunt single from third baseman Conner Shepherd. A one-out walk to Wanhanen loaded the bases. Humphreys cleared the bases with a double down the left field line for a 6-0 lead.“Coach always talks about how sweeps win championships,” Humphreys said.Zach Humphreys was a major piece in the team’s sweep over Kansas State. Photo by Cristian Argueta Soto.The veteran guided the defense as well as the pitchers that came on to the mound after Wymer and served as motivation to stay positive.“A lot of the freshman, a lot of the new guys asking questions and it’s just telling them your experiences is how you handle it,” Humphreys said. “If it’s constructive criticism, take the good things from it and let the bad parts go.”The victory gives TCU a 14-7 record on the year and a 3-0 record in conference play. The Horned Frogs will continue their eight-game homestand Tuesday night when they host Dallas Baptist at 6:30 p.m. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! 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  • TCU sports weekend roundup

    first_imgBenton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Previous articleTCU Homecoming Parade on hiatusNext articleHave no fear, poll watchers are here Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter + posts Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases ReddIt Benton McDonald Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printTCU Athletics was in action over fall break, traveling around the country to compete.SoccerTCU Soccer lost 2-1 in overtime to No. 25 Kansas Friday. Kansas scored first, on a low shot by Grace Hagan in the 31st minute. The Horned Frogs answered quickly, when first-year Maddy Warren shot a high ball from over 30 yards out to tie the game in the 39th minute. The teams would each have multiple chances to take the lead in the second half, but ultimately ended regulation knotted at one. Jayhawks junior defender Eva Eliasdottir would end the overtime period quickly, scoring two minutes into it to give the Jayhawks their fourth Big 12 win. “We played hard but didn’t come out on the right end. I really felt us and Kansas were evenly matched,” said Head Coach Eric Bell “It could have gone either way and I knew it could be like this.”Yazmeen Ryan dribbles ahead against Baylor on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The Horned Frogs continued their Kansas road trip on Sunday, defeating Kansas State 2-1. “It’s always good to get a win on the road in the league,” said Head Coach Eric Bell. Senior McKenzie Oliver’s 23rd minute goal gave the team an early lead. They would finish with an impressive 14 shots on goal in the first half. The Wildcats tied the game early in the second half, scoring off of a corner kick in the 46th minute. TCU continued their aggressive attitude on offense, tallying 13 more shots on goal in the second half. The would outshoot the Wildcats 25-4, including sophomore Natalee Heiser’s game winning goal in the 69th minute. “She has a knack for being in the right place at the right time,” Bell said of Heiser. “Lucky for us, today she was there to get the header.”Cross CountrySenior Emily Suarez ran her best race of the season Saturday. Photo courtesy: GoFrogsThe men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up their regular season at the Arturo Barrios Invitational in College Station, Texas, this weekend. The women finished 13th overall. Sophomore Evelyn Mandel led the women, finishing 26th at a time of 21:33.9. “On the women’s side, I thought our top three raced really well,” said cross country coach Jennifer Fazioli. “They moved up the entire way which is always encouraging on a humid and windy day.” The men were led by a trio of first-years – Sean Byrne, Lakelin Conrad, and Blaine Stuart. Byrne beat his season high by 30 seconds. “For the guys, they’re working much better as a team. I’m starting to see what I see in workouts and that’s translating into races,” Fazioli said. The teams return to action when they travel to the Big 12 championships in Ames, Iowa, on Oct. 26.Men’s GolfThe TCU Men’s Golf team finished first in the inaugural Big 12 Match Play Tournament. The team finished 3-1-1 over the three day tournament, including a tie against defending national champion Oklahoma State. The team defeated Kansas State, West Virginia, and Texas Tech. The tournament was held at The Clubs at Houston Oaks in Houston. Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Facebook Facebook Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Senior David Ravetto watches his drive during the Carmel Cup in Pebble Beach, California. Photo courtesy: GoFrogs Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/last_img read more

  • Lodolo stays hot as No. 19 baseball tops Oklahoma State, 7-4

    first_imgNick Lodolo threw seven innings without allowing an earned run Friday. Photo by Jack Wallace TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Twitter Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean What to watch during quarantine Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Facebook TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Previous articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 9Next articleCounseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ printNick Lodolo threw seven innings without allowing an earned run Friday. Photo by Jack WallaceJunior pitching ace Nick Lodolo continued his dominance this season with a seven-inning outing in which he allowed two runs on six hits while striking out eight. “It was good,” Lodolo said. “Put up zeroes, and the offense was alive tonight and got to the guy early so that was good. The ball was coming out good tonight, and I had all three pitches working.”Lodolo sits at third in the Big 12 with a 1.32 ERA. His 63 strikeouts rank third in the nation. Lodolo has not lost a game since Feb. 22’s 4-1 loss to Grand Canyon. His ERA has decreased since that loss as well, from 3.00 to 1.32. His season-high of earned runs allowed is two. “He was pretty special against a good offensive team,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “I was proud of guys’ at-bats against a really good pitcher. The whole night they laid off balls and got ourselves in good counts and got some good swings.”Lodolo felt some early pressure in the fourth inning as Oklahoma State was able to threaten by loading the bases but was able to escape without a blemish on the scoreboard. A strikeout, foul out and a groundout kept TCU’s lead at four. Most of TCU’s offense came from their seven, eight and nine-hole hitters in Conner Shepherd, Adam Oviedo and Bobby Goodloe. “We’ve been talking about it for a while,” Schlossnagle said. “Shepherd and Oviedo becoming better offensive players than they were last year has lengthened our lineup and given it good balance.”Oviedo opened the scoring in a loud way, blasting a three-run home run over the left field wall. With the wind blowing into left field at 15 miles per hour Friday night, Oviedo hit the ball into the only spot in the ballpark that wouldn’t see the wind knock the ball down in play. The home run was Oviedo’s third of his career. Adam Oviedo slides under a tag for his second run of the night. Photo by Jack Wallace“With a team like Oklahoma State, we want to put pressure on them first,” Oviedo said. “With us being able to put pressure on them first and draw first blood gave us that boost of energy and sparked that fire that let us know we can hang with these guys.”A fly-out by Jake Guenther scored Hunter Wolfe in the third inning. In the fourth inning, Oviedo doubled into center field after center fielder Trevor Boone lost the ball in the lights, scoring Shepherd, and Goodloe followed with a single into left field, scoring Oviedo to extend TCU’s lead to 6-0. Oklahoma State’s starter Jensen Elliott was pulled after four innings of work. He allowed six runs on seven hits, five of which were earned. He walked two Horned Frogs and struck out two. The Cowboys turned to Nate Peterson out of the bullpen to make his first appearance on the mound since his one-inning outing on March 17. The first-year has only recorded three total innings pitched in his first season.Peterson allowed one run on three hits in 2.1 innings pitched, nearly doubling his season innings total. Oklahoma State was able to plate two unearned runs off a fielding error by Austin Henry in the seventh inning, scoring runners from Hueston Morrill and Bryce Carter from second and third, respectively. Left fielder Josh Watson immediately responded with a home run of his own in the top of the seventh inning. Josh Watson’s home run gave TCU their seventh run of the night. Photo by Jack WallaceCal Coughlin replaced Lodolo in the eighth inning, and the Cowboys used a two-out rally to claw back into the game. Max Hewitt and Trevor Boone scored off a double to the left-field warning track off of Carter’s bat for the final runs of the game. Coughlin was replaced by first-year Marcelo Perez in the ninth who earned the save by retiring the side. The Horned Frogs will return to the diamond against Oklahoma State at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon from Lupton Stadium. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

  • Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change

    first_imgFacebook Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Dickies Arena to open doors this week Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Alumnus to reopen local bar + posts Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Linkedin ReddIt Alexa Hines Twitter Tunnel of Oppression is hosted by Housing and Residence Life in conjunction with student organizations on campus.Photo by Alexa Hines Linkedin Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Previous articleNews Now 11/20/19Next articleNew music center to host 2 rounds of international piano competition Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook printTCU’s Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary concepts of oppression, privilege and power.“Within that, it strikes a sense of responsibility and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus,” said Megan Mosiniak, the hall director of Moncrief Hall and head of Tunnel of Oppression. “It shows that we can be advocates for these topics on our campus, to make change and be true change agents for our community.”Led by Mosiniak in coordination with Housing and Residence Life, this event is part of the commitment to inclusivity on campus. Mosiniak wanted to take the lead on this event because she believes it is a perfect opportunity to “strike [a] conversation and reflect on our own identities.”“It’s not a way to just walk in someone’s shoes,” Mosiniak said. “It’s a way to just bring visibility and strike conversation because you cannot truly walk in someone’s shoes by going through Tunnel of Oppression.”The Tunnel of Oppression is set up somewhat like a maze. Students are led through different areas – eight rooms in total – each of which highlights organizations that focus on a different systematic or social issue. The event partnered with different organizations such as the African Students Organization, Panhellenic and Interfaith Initiatives. TCU Panhellenic participated in Tunnel of Oppression in conjunction with its philanthropy, Circle of Sisterhood.Photo by Alexa HinesOver the course of 50 minutes, organization members give short explanations about their topics, offer education and give an opportunity for participants to get involved.“I think it’s beautiful to see so many people committed and wanting to show up for our community,” Mosiniak said. “There’s a lot of courage and bravery that comes with that from our students in stepping forward and being advocates for change.”At the end of the tour, participants come together in a circle to reflect, talk about their experiences and debrief. Mosiniak believes this entire event is a great opportunity to fully connect to the TCU community. “If we are going to be global citizens, this is truly an event that is bringing light to that global citizenship and how we fit into the world as a TCU community,” Mosiniak said. “I want this to strike emotion, passion and I want this to sit with our students and start to amplify their voices on campus. Students are the change agents of campus.”Tunnel of Oppression is usually held each academic year. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

  • What we’re reading: U.S. declares public health emergency over coronavirus

    first_imgFacebook Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family. Linkedin Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printU.S. declares public health emergency over coronavirus, announces temporary travel banThe federal government declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency Friday, according to ABC News. In a briefing at the White House, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar also announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals who have traveled to China in the past two weeks, besides immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.Health officials have now confirmed eight cases of the virus in the U.S., seven in travelers from China and one in a human-to-human transmission between a husband and wife.The CDC ordered a temporary quarantine of all 195 people who have been evacuated from China since the virus began. FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, South Koreans evacuated from Wuhan, China, disembark from a chartered flight at Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea. (Kim Kyun-hyun/Newsis via AP)Nearly 12,000 people worldwide have now been sickened by the coronavirus.Black women in Iowa who turned out for Obama may sit out caucusSome black voters who voted for Barack Obama during the Iowa caucus in 2008 say they feel left out of the presidential nominating process, according to NBC News.The voters said the campaigns are focusing more on the state’s rural areas, where there tends to be a very small African American presence. African Americans make up just 4% of Iowa’s population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but community activists say every vote matters in this year’s crowded field. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a Get Out the Caucus Rally at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)“Those are the kind of percentages that get you over the hump when it’s close, and it’s going to be close in a lot of places,” said Izaah Knox, the executive director of the community organization Urban Dreams. London police identify man responsible for ‘terrorist-related’ stabbingsPolice forensic officers work near a car at the scene after a stabbing incident in Streatham London, England, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)London police have identified the man they believe is responsible for stabbing two people in a terrorist-related incident Sunday afternoon, according to CNN.Twenty-year-old Sudesh Amman was shot and killed by surveillance officers shortly after carrying out the attacks. Amman was recently released from prison after serving time for possession and distribution of extremist material. Three victims were taken to the hospital–two from the stabbing and one who was hit with glass during the shooting–all are expected to survive. “Terrorists seek to divide us and to destroy our way of life. Here in London we will never let them succeed,” said Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London. ReddIt TAGSPolitifrogWhat we’re reading TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Twittercenter_img What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Minority students talk about election results Previous articleBigger than basketball: TCU impacted by Bryant’s game, approach on lifeNext articleFrogShield app receives some additions Alexis King RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Alexis King Twitter What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit ReddIt + posts FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, South Koreans evacuated from Wuhan, China, disembark from a chartered flight at Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea. A scary new virus from China has spread around the world. So has rising anti-Chinese sentiment, calls for a full travel ban on Chinese visitors and indignities for Chinese and other Asians. South Korean websites have been flooded with comments calling on the government to block or expel Chinese and racist remarks about Chinese eating habits and hygiene. (Kim Kyun-hyun/Newsis via AP, File) Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wearlast_img read more

  • RSF calls on Parliament to ask for the release of imprisoned journalists

    first_img News Follow the news on Eritrea Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case RSF_en RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision At the same time eight journalists were arrested and detained at the N° 1 Police Station in Asmara. They are: Yusuf Mohamed Ali, editor in chief of Tsigenay, already detained during several weeks in October 2000, Mattewos Habteab, editor in chief of Meqaleh, previously arrested several times these last months, Dawit Isaac and Tsehaye Yohannes, journalists for Setit, Medhanie Haile, editor in chief of Keste Debena, and Temesgen Gebreyesus, member of the board of directors, Emanuel Asrat from Zemen, and an independent photographer Seyoum Fsehaye. RSF General Secretary Robert Ménard said: “Parliamentarians today have an opportunity to show goodwill and a commitment to press freedom. They must take a firm approach firm vis-à-vis the executive and call for their release.” “We remind them that Eritrea has become the only country in the whole African continent without a single independent publication,” he added. News News January 31, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF calls on Parliament to ask for the release of imprisoned journalists EritreaAfrica Reports Organisation center_img January 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? October 27, 2020 Find out more April 14, 2021 Find out more Reporters Sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF), a Paris-based press freedom watchdog has called on members of the Eritrean parliament to ask for the immediate release of all journalists languishing in jail in Eritrea. There is still no news of the six following other journalists: Zemenfes Haile, former director of publication and founder of the Tsigenay newspaper Selamyinghes Beyene, reporter for Meqaleh, Simret Seyoum, general manager of Setit and Aaron Berhane, editor in chief, Said Abdulkader, editor in chief of Admas and Ghebrehiwet Keleta, journalist of Tsigenay. They are believed to have either been thrown in prison or to have clandestinely taken refuge elsewhere to escape arrest. Receive email alerts to go further On 29 January 2002, Eritrea’s National Assembly opened its first session since 2000. Parliamentarians are set to tackle the issue of jailed political dissidents as well as the situation of the independent press in the country. RSF recalled that on 18 September 2001, independent newspapers announced that they were publishing their final issue until further notice, on the order of the government. The head of national television then went on the air to explain that “independent media have had time to correct their mistakes. They have been jeopardising national unity.” Since this day no independent newspaper came out. EritreaAfrica last_img read more

  • Cyber-dissident Huang Qi free at last

    first_img Organisation News News Reporters Without Borders has voiced relief on learning of the release on 4 June 2005 from prison of cyber-dissident Huang Qi on completion of a five-year sentence for creating a “subversive” website. The winner of the Reporters Without Borders 2004 Cyber-Freedom Prize, Huang was arrested on 3 June 2000. He is now confined to his parent’s home in a village three hours by train from his own home in the southwestern city of Chengdu.”We are very pleased that Huang Qi has finally been reunited with his family after five years of imprisonment during which he was often mistreated,” the press freedom organisation said. “We nonetheless call for the lifting of his house arrest so that he can go and live in his own home, with his wife and child.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Huang must urgently undergo a complete medical check, because his health has deteriorated severely as a result of prison conditions. We would finally like to pay tribute to the courage of his wife, Zeng Li, who did not stop fighting for her husband’s release all these years.”On leaving prison this morning, Huang was sent to his parent’s village, Nei Jiang, and was told he could not leave it without the permission of the police. However, he has a worrying stomach ailment, violent headaches and other health problems and he will be unable to get a proper medical examination in the village. His wife and son have temporarily joined him at his parents’ home, but they will have to return soon to Chengdu, where his wife works and his child goes to school.He is in such poor health now in part because he had to sleep on the ground for a year and half while and prison, and was often beaten by guards and inmates during his first few months in detention.When police arrived at his home on 3 June 2000 to arrest him, Huang managed to dash off one last e-mail message: “Goodby everyone, the police want to take me away. We have a long road before us. Thank you to all those who have helped democratic development in China.”The creator of the website www.tianwang.com, Huang was indicted in January 2001 for “subversion” and “incitement to overthrow the state authority” under articles 103 and 105 of the criminal code. He had to wait until 9 May 2003 to learn that he had been sentenced to five years in prison. His offence was to have posted articles on the June 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre on his website, which was hosted on a server in the United States after being banned in China. A sham trial was held behind closed doors in August 2001. It was preceded by a hearing in February of that year in which Huang fainted in the courtroom. He was weak from interrogation sessions and his prison conditions, he had a scar on his forehead and he had lost a tooth as a result of being hit by his guards. A European diplomat in the courtroom confirmed there were visible signs of torture. His family was not allowed to see him until three years after his arrest. He received the Reporters Without Borders Cyber-Freedom Prize, which is supported by the Fondation de France, in June 2004. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release on 4 June from prison of Chinese cyber-dissident Huang Qi on completion of a five-year sentence for creating a “subversive” website. Although in ill-health as a result of harsh prison conditions and mistreatment, he has been ordered to live in a village far from his wife and child. Follow the news on China RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific June 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Huang Qi free at last Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

  • RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia

    first_img News to go further Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation News February 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by Ethiopia’s expulsion of Simon Marks, an Addis Ababa-based reporter for the New York Times and Bloomberg News, just weeks after it suspended his accreditation. The Ethiopian authorities must stop constantly intimidating journalists, RSF said. This is the first time in years that Ethiopia has expelled a foreign reporter. Without any prior warning and without any explanation, officials took Marks, an Irish journalist based in Ethiopia for the past two years, to Addis Ababa airport yesterday and put him on a flight out of the country. Despite his requests, he was not allowed to collect his passport or say goodbye to his son.“I’m dreadfully disappointed about the decision the Ethiopian government has made,” Marks told RSF, noting that it came just a month ahead of national elections. “The government promised to create an environment in which a free press can prosper and this incident proves that is under threat.”RSF tried repeatedly to contact the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA), which previously suspended Marks’ accreditation, and other Ethiopian officials to discover the reason for this decision, but without success.“A new milestone has been passed in the harassment of journalists in Ethiopia,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “For the first time since Abiy Ahmed became prime minister in 2018, a foreign correspondent has been expelled because of his reporting. This decision is unfortunately a further example of the return to the past taking place with regard to the freedom to inform. There is no justification for this expulsion, which has the disturbing hallmarks of a warning to all journalists, both foreign and Ethiopian, in a pre-electoral context. We ask the authorities to reverse this decision and to put a stop to the repeated intimidation of media personnel, especially in the Tigray region.”The EBA suspended Marks’ accreditation two months ago for “lacking impartiality” and for disseminating “fake news.” The letter giving the reasons for this decision referred in particular to two articles about the Tigrayan conflict and Ethiopia’s border dispute with Sudan that were published early this year by Bloomberg. On 7 May, he was told he would not be allowed to resume working until October.It is becoming increasingly difficult for journalists to operate and to get access to information in Ethiopia, especially in the northern Tigray region, where the federal government has been fighting a war with the local authorities since November.The deterioration in press freedom is affecting Ethiopian journalists as well as foreign ones. Lucy Kassa, a freelancer who had been covering the war for several international media outlets, was physically attacked in her Addis Ababa home last February by three armed intruders who seemed intent on intimidating her. The EBA’s response to the attack was to say she had no press accreditation.After rising in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index for three years, Ethiopia has fallen two places in the 2021 Index and is now ranked 101st out of 180 countries. December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Ethiopia May 21, 2021 RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopiacenter_img News Reuters cameraman held without charge in Addis Ababa News Receive email alerts EthiopiaAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsFreedom of expression EthiopiaAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsFreedom of expression New York Times correspondent in Ethiopia Simon Marks, expelled from the country. RSF_en Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home May 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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