Privately-owned radio and TV station shut down

first_img May 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Privately-owned radio and TV station shut down Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders protested today against the shutting down of the privately-owned Somali Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) by the authorities of the Somali region of Puntland and called for the measure to be reversed at once.”This is a serious blow to media diversity in the region and is not the first time press freedom has been threatened in Puntland, where three journalists were arrested last year,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Puntland President Col. Abdullahi Yusuf. He called on him to see that journalists could work freely and safely in the region.SBC chief Ali Abdi Aware announced on 23 May that the station was going off the air, having received word from the authorities cancelling its broadcasting licence and telling him to close the station. An aide of the president said the station had a commercial licence that did not allow it to broadcast political material.Local observers said SBC had been penalised because it had criticised Col. Yusuf and reported regularly on the activities of the party led by Jama Ali Jama, a former president of Puntland and political opponent of Col. Yusuf.Puntland is in northeastern Somalia and has had an autonomous government since 1998. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists March 2, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica center_img News News Receive email alerts SomaliaAfrica January 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Boardwalk Art Show Runs Friday Through Sunday

first_imgThe Ocean City Arts Center’s 53rd annual Boardwalk Art Show will be held Friday through Sunday, August 7 to August 9.The Boardwalk Art Show offers a chance to buy or just look.The show will run from 8th to 11th streets on the Boardwalk from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.Leading artists from throughout the East Coast will participate in one of the longest-running fine art shows in the country. The Boardwalk Art Show is one of few multiday shows that is purely two-dimensional juried fine art.Visitors can see or buy fine artwork at reasonable prices.The juried categories are oil/acrylics, watercolor, drawing, hand-pulled prints, and photography. Prizes total more than $2,000 including a Purchase award where the Ocean City Arts Center buys a piece of art and adds it to the Permanent Collection at the Center. It is then exhibited throughout the year in one of the studios.Many artists enjoy this show more than others because of the huge Boardwalk crowd. Many visitors now plan Ocean City vacations around the show, which is always the first weekend in August.The Ocean City Arts Center runs fundraisers throughout the year, but this one is the Center’s biggest event.The first Boardwalk Art Show in 1962 served as the genesis of the Ocean City Arts Center. The event was started by Dr. Marcia Smith, James F. Penland and Mayor B. Thomas Waldman. Tents line the ocean side of the Ocean City Boardwalk for the annual Boardwalk Art Show, which runs Friday through Sunday (August 7 to 9) this year.last_img read more

Adnan Catic officially acquitted of Doping Charges!

first_imgOne of the most successful European boxers, Bosnian Adnan Catic, also known as Felix Sturm, was acquitted of doping charges, writes Berliner Kurier.For a long time, there is a rumor that Catic, who boxes under the German flag and with nickname Felix Sturm, intends to return to the professional boxing, and this information was confirmed today on his Instagram profile.On February 20th, 2016, Catic had the last fight in Oberhausen against Fjodor Cudinov after which he was positive on the forbidden substance.He broke the silence two months later with a post which he shared via Instagram where he complained about being treated unfairly by the doping investigators. Sturm wrote that he was only informed two months after the first doping sample about the results and that he wasn’t told why it took longer than usual (two weeks).After engaging a lawyer who requested all the required documents from the investigators he noticed that the last page was missing, “…where is written, when my sample arrived at the laboratory, who received it and who analysed the sample.”, it was written in that social media post. He allegedly didn’t get an answer after submitting further inquiries and was denied the right to let the b-sample be analysed by another laboratory. Sturm claimed that the WBA refrained from suspending him because of these irregularities.But, after almost three years Catic has proved his innocence and he is preparing for a great return.Catic, who will be 40 years old on January 31st, is the fifth world champion.In his career, he had 49 matches in which he scored 40 wins with six defeats, and ended three without a winner.Probably, his 50th fight will be against Arthur Abraham (38), also a multiple champion in the middle and supreme category.Catic is a five-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO middleweight title from 2003 to 2004, the WBA middleweight title twice between 2006 and 2012, the IBF middleweight title from 2013 to 2014, and the WBA (Super) super-middleweight title in 2016.last_img read more

Barcelona go for Leicester man, Man United target valued at £40m and more gossi

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers and online…Barcelona are weighing up a £40m move for Leicester’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez, 25. (Daily Star)Manchester United’s star players have been told they face a pay cut. (The Times)United have been told to come up with £40m if they want to sign Juventus’ 25-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Sandro. (Daily Express)Tottenham striker Harry Kane has urged manager Mauricio Pochettino to stay at White Hart Lane and ignore the overtures of Manchester United. (The Sun)Chelsea have entered talks with Roma over the possible signing of £28m-rated Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 27. (Guardian)Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been reassured that they will refuse to sell 27-year-old striker Diego Costa this summer, despite interest from the Spain striker’s old club Atletico Madrid and the Chinese Super League. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, faces losing his place next season, with Asmir Begovic set to be handed the chance to become Conte’s number one. (Daily Mail)Barcelona are determined to keep hold of 23-year-old German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen – a target for Liverpool and Manchester City. (Daily Star)Incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told the club to make a summer move for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, who is also wanted by Manchester United and Arsenal. (Le10 Sport)Arsenal’s Germany international midfielder Mesut Ozil, 27, has held talks with Turkish club Fenerbahce with a view to a transfer within the next three years. (Daily Mirror)Gunners legend Ian Wright believes the club needs “a young Jermain Defoe” to make the most of Ozil’s creative talent. (Evening Standard)And here are the latest headlines…?‘We just can’t score!’ – Sam Allardyce urges Sunderland to rediscover scoring touch to boost Premier League survival hopesInter Milan leading chase to sign Liverpool and Everton target Caner ErkinManchester City eye Atletico Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte ahead of Pep Guardiola arrivalAtletico Madrid see Juan Cuadrado approach rejected by Antonio Conte and ChelseaStoke City plot summer swoop for in-form France striker Andre-Pierre Gignac‘Get Aubameyang!’ – Pep Guardiola tells Manchester City board to sign red-hot Borussia Dortmund strikerSouthampton striker Graziano Pelle an £8m target for AC MilanChelsea transfer report: Antonio Conte keen to be reunited with Arturo Vidal as part of Chelsea squad overhaulWest Ham transfer boost! Besiktas chief willing to sell Hammers target Gokhan Tore ‘for the right price’Arsenal transfer report: Gunners target Arda Turan considering big-money move to ChinaTransfer report: Zlatan Ibrahimovic ready to snub Manchester United interest and sign new Paris Saint-Germain dealMarquinhos puts Chelsea and Manchester United on alert by telling Paris Saint-Germain he wants move this summerlast_img read more

Walking across South Africa to raise money for Limpopo schools

first_imgSocial entrepreneur Nkosinathi Manganyi is leading a group of South Africans on an endurance walk across the country, from Giyani, Limpopo to Cape Town, to raise money and awareness for disadvantaged schools in Limpopo.Social entrepreneur Nkosinathi Manganyi is undertaking an epic walk across South Africa to raise money and awareness for schools in Limpopo during February and March 2017. (Image: Facebook)CD AndersonThe 40-day, almost 2,000km walk began on 26 February 2017, with Manganyi and his team reaching their 500km milestone, Johannesburg, on 6 March.This is not Manganyi’s first walk for charity. In 2014, he walked from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein for children’s charities, and in 2015, he embarked on a longer trip from the Free State capital to Port Elizabeth for cancer research.Manganyi says his social entrepreneurship was first inspired by a friend in need, telling the New Age newspaper: “I had a friend who was diagnosed with bone cancer and they had to amputate his leg. It was at that moment that I realised how fortunate I was and wanted to give back to the community and show gratitude to God.”Hearing about various similar charitable walks around the world, particularly one by a man who walked from Europe to the North Pole in under a month, Manganyi decided “right there and then…that next year on my birthday I’m walking to Bloemfontein. I didn’t know how but I knew I had to do it.”Social entrepreneur Nkosinathi Manganyi is undertaking an epic walk across South Africa to raise money and awareness for schools in Limpopo during February and March 2017. (Image: Facebook)The Giyani to Cape Town trek is specifically for the community of Giyani, in particular schools in the area. Manganyi says schools here need urgent funding to rebuild libraries, revamp bathrooms and buy uniforms for more than 700 students.“We might be able to raise funds that could cover beyond the schools that we are looking to fund,” he told the Citizen newspaper on 28 February 2017, hoping to help out a few needy schools in Mpumalanga as well.Manganyi, a prominent church leader in his community, is also using the walk as a personal spiritual journey, a mission to spread the word of God. He and his team of walkers will visit schools and community centres along the way to speak about using God-given gifts to build and not destroy:“(We will be) working on the spiritual progress of people, (teaching communities about) what it takes to give and what it means to give to others. It’s about enlightening people about where they are coming from and who they are and where they are going,” he told the newspaper.#Giyani2CapeTown TweetsManganyi is using social media to spread the word of his journey, offering regular updates via his Facebook page and inviting anyone along the route to join the walk or offer assistance.“We are trying to do all of this to raise money so…anyone can join us (or sponsor the walkers) for 5km (at R100 per kilometre)…We currently have about 200 people joining us on the road.”But Manganyi says, above all, the walk is about meeting and talking to South Africans from all walks of life and changing lives along the way. “It’s not (only) about the money; it’s about playing your part with the little that you have.”Back in Giyani, the community is eagerly following his progress on social media and on the local community radio station, Giyani Radio.Station manager Prenomen Chabani says the work of Manganyi and his team of walkers is inspiring. “We are monitoring him every day so he can tell us where he is and what the challenges are that he is facing. We also help them with food and all that they may need for the trip.”For more information on Manganyi and his walkers’ journey through the country, and how you can contribute to the cause, check his Facebook page. Source: GoodThingsGuy and CitizenWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Google patents pickup location finder for self-driving cars

first_imgDavid Curry Tags:#Autonomous car#driverless#featured#Google#patent#rideshare#Self-Driving#taxi#top#Uber#Waymo Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Google’s self-driving division is one step closer to launching a ridesharing service, now that it has patented an accurate location pickup finder for autonomous vehicles.The patent, first spotted by Patent Yogi, shows a concept app that finds the nearest location for pickup, taking the user’s current location into account. Once the user chooses a location, a self-driving vehicle is deployed to drive them to a destination.See Also: Google’s Waymo self-driving cars kept offline to avoid hackersGoogle filed the patent in 2015 and published it in December 2016. The search giant worries that some urban zones won’t be accessible for self-driving vehicles, meaning it will need a location finder to recommend the best pickup spots.The location finder updates every few minutes to check road conditions and emergency service activity, providing the rider with the fastest route. It uses Google Maps to check for available locations.The patent, like thousands of others from Google, could be unused, although it does show the company is interested in building a ridesharing platform. That should worry Uber, the dominant ridesharing platform, which is also working on self-driving taxis.Waymo already racking up the milesWaymo, Google’s car division, has over 150 cars on the road, including 100 modified Fiat Chrysler minivans. It tests the cars in San Francisco, Kirkland, Phoenix, and Austin.The division has not made public any plans to launch a ridesharing service, although Waze, Google’s other navigation platform, already includes the feature in San Francisco. Waymo may look to incorporate its self-driving cars into the ridesharing service, or launch its own in the near future.The autonomous car race is heating up, with BMW recently confirming that the 40,000 participants in its ReachNow carsharing service will be self-driving beta testers. Uber also confirmed the location for its autonomous research center, in Wixom, Michigan. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

Minister Shaw to Tackle Food Imports in Tourism Sector

first_img Mr. Shaw said it should not be the case that most of the food served by hotels “literally comes into the island on the same planes that fly in the tourists”. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Ministry intends to tackle the issue of food imports in the tourism industry head-on.The majority of the island’s total food imports, about 60 per cent, are directed to the hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) sector.Mr. Shaw said it should not be the case that most of the food served by hotels “literally comes into the island on the same planes that fly in the tourists”.“It’s not just fresh foods, but processed foods as well,” he noted, while addressing the launch of Things Jamaican’s ‘True Stories – From Farm to Shelf’ at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on May 15.He said that the matter must be addressed “frontally” in order to create more opportunities for local farmers and producers, while enabling visitors to enjoy the Jamaican experience.“We have to find a way to penetrate that very critical market, a market that is now over four million tourists,” he added.He noted that the Agricultural Marketing Corporation (AMC) Complex, located on Spanish Town Road, Kingston, will become a modern, supportive agro-industrial complex for “processing, packaging of fresh foods for the domestic (and) export markets, and the tourism sector is part of the export market”.True Stories – From Farm to Shelf tells the stories of 29 local entrepreneurs in the food industry.The launch was also used to celebrate the linkages between agriculture and manufacturing. “It’s not just fresh foods, but processed foods as well,” he noted, while addressing the launch of Things Jamaican’s ‘True Stories – From Farm to Shelf’ at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on May 15. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Ministry intends to tackle the issue of food imports in the tourism industry head-on. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Salah backs Liverpool to end trophyless run

first_imgMohamed Salah has set his sights on winning his first piece of silverware at Liverpool, putting aside individual accolades.Salah was phenomenal last season as he netted 44 times and helped Liverpool progress all the way to the Champions League final on his first season at Anfield, but lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev thanks to Karius’ gaffes.2006 was the last time Liverpool lifted a trophy. They beat West Ham United on penalties in the FA Cup final at Wembley, and it’s been 28 years since they last won a league title.Ahead of the Merseyside derby on Sunday, the Egypt international believes it’s time Liverpool end their six-year trophyless run.“My target last season was not only to break the [goalscoring] record but also to win something with the club,” Salah told Sky Sports.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We were very close in the Champions League final but this is football, we have to accept the result.“This time also I can’t say my individual one but my target now is to win something for the club.“This would be huge for us as a team and as players.“It’s also a dream for the city and for the fans. I think this season we are going to do something.”last_img read more

About 1500 volunteers will be counting San Diegos homeless population

first_imgAbout 1,500 volunteers will be counting San Diego’s homeless population January 24, 2019 Updated: 7:01 AM Posted: January 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- The San Diego County Regional Task Force on the Homeless will begin its annual survey of the size of the county’s homeless population Friday.Volunteers around the county, including more than 700 county employees, will participate in the WeAllCount, the local name for the federally mandated Point-in-Time Count. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that metropolitan areas receiving federal funding to combat homelessness complete the annual count in the last week of January.This year’s survey includes a new and expanded methodology, according to the task force, which will not only count the homeless population but note their needs and priorities. Volunteers plan to conduct interviews with homeless residents on-site in addition to the traditional follow-up interviews to better gauge how best to solve the county’s homelessness issues.“The importance of understanding our need through precise and substantiated data cannot be overstated,” said San Diego Councilman and task force Vice Chair Chris Ward. “The insight gained from expanded efforts with our region’s point-in-time count will be critical in setting meaningful benchmarks and providing a true pathway off of our streets and into housing.”According to last year’s count, San Diego County had the fourth-most homeless residents in the U.S. with an official count of 8,576, trailing Seattle/King County in Washington, Los Angeles County and New York City. The survey found that roughly 5,000 members of the county’s homeless population were unsheltered, living on the street or in a car, and the other 3,500 residents were sheltered at the time of the study, living in shelters and transitional housing.County officials and homeless advocates believe the count should have been even higher due to discrepancies in the survey’s methods. Some local officials argue the population of homeless residents could have been as high as 9,200 but the true 2018 total was never discovered.Task force members and volunteers will conduct the bulk of Friday’s survey between 4 and 8 a.m., with follow-up interviews scheduled for Saturday. According to the task force, the county received roughly $20 million in funding from HUD based on data from last year’s survey. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more