“Justice for Deyda Hydara” radio spot launched in run-up to African Union summit in Banjul

first_img Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom News August 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder Receive email alerts GambiaAfrica Reporters Without Borders appealed today to radio stations broadcasting in Africa to regularly transmit a short radio spot about the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara from now until the end of a two-day African Union summit in Banjul on 2 July. “My father was killed just a hundred yards from a police barracks a year and a half ago. Since then, the government has done nothing to identify his murderers,” Baba says in the spot. Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Reporters Without Borders appealed today to radio stations broadcasting in Africa to regularly transmit a short radio spot about the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara from now until the end of a two-day African Union summit in Banjul on 2 July.The Gambia correspondent of Reporters Without Borders and Agence France-Presse and co-editor of the tri-weekly The Point, Hydara was gunned down in Banjul exactly 18 months ago, on 16 December 2004. Less than 30 seconds long, the spot was prepared by Reporters Without Borders and Hydara’s son, Baba Hydara.“My father was one of the Gambia’s greatest journalists,” Baba says in the spot. “He was killed just a hundred yards from a police barracks a year and a half ago. Since then, the government has done nothing to identify his murderers. Justice for Deyda Hydara!”The spot concludes with this comment by Reporters Without Borders: “As the African Union holds a summit in Banjul, Reporters Without Borders points out that the Gambia is one of the most hostile countries in Africa for journalists.”The spot can be downloaded in MP3 format in both English and French from the Reporters Without Borders website (www.rsf.org).In June 2005, Reporters Without Borders appealed to radios broadcasting in Africa to point out that the only thing the Gambian government had done in the six months since Hydara’s murder was to try to discredit him.Reporters Without Borders today also hailed the courageous position on Hydara’s murder taken in the US Congress by Representative Adam Schiff (Democrat, California’s 29th district). Schiff said: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to mark the 18-month anniversary of a tragic event that is symptomatic of the deterioration of press freedom in the Gambia and elsewhere.”He added: “Resistance to impunity is essential to maintain civil peace and demonstrate a commitment to democratic values. In a time when repeated anonymous attacks against media professionals have created tense relations between the state and the media in many countries, Deyda Hydara’s unrequited murder is deeply worrisome to those who are committed to democracy and justice in Africa. I hope that the Gambian Government will take this occasion to reverse its record on press freedom and set an example for the rest of the region.”Schiff will also write to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh expressing support for the call by Reporters Without Borders and the Gambia Press Union (the country’s main journalists’ association) for the creation of an independent commission to investigate Hydara’s murder.The letter says: “As the Gambia prepares to host the Summit of the Chiefs of State of the African Union (AU) in July and hold an important presidential election in September, I urge you to reaffirm your government’s commitment to human rights and press freedom.” GambiaAfrica RSF_en News Follow the news on Gambia June 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Justice for Deyda Hydara” radio spot launched in run-up to African Union summit in Banjul Help by sharing this information January 27, 2020 Find out more to go further News July 23, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Five UK Submarine Dismantling Sites Taken into Consideration

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Five UK Submarine Dismantling Sites Taken into Consideration View post tag: Dismantling Sites View post tag: five View post tag: News by topic October 16, 2014 View post tag: europe Authorities Five UK Submarine Dismantling Sites Taken into Consideration Five UK nuclear facilities have been confirmed as potential sites to store waste from decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines.A public consultation process will run from 14 November 2014 until 20 February 2015 to help determine which site is selected.The sites, which already hold radioactive materials, are either owned by MOD, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) or industry. They are:– the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire which are owned by MOD and run by AWE plc;– Sellafield in west Cumbria, owned by the NDA;– Chapelcross in Dumfriesshire, owned by the NDA;– Capenhurst in Cheshire, which is run by Capenhurst Nuclear Service.Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:“When the submarines in the Royal Navy fleet reach the end of their lives we need to dispose of them in a way that is safe, secure and environmentally sound.“This open and transparent public consultation process provides the opportunity to work closely with local communities near to potential sites to listen carefully to their views with the aim of delivering a solution that achieves these objectives.“We value the views of those who have something to say about the submarine dismantling project. All of them will be considered properly as part of our decision-making process.“After consultation we will publish a report on our findings and after we have selected a site, we will explain why we reached that decision.”The submarine dismantling project will oversee the disposal of 27 Royal Navy nuclear submarines that are due to have left Naval service by the mid 2030’s and be defuelled, including 19 submarines that have already left service and are stored afloat at Rosyth and Devonport.The submarines can only be completely dismantled once reactor components, which are categorised as radioactive waste, have been removed. The initial dismantling process will support up to 60 skilled jobs.There will be a series of exhibitions and workshops close to all 5 sites – which were previously announced on a provisional shortlist on 13 February 2014, plus 2 national workshops.The site chosen will be used for interim storage of reactor components until after 2040, when the UK Geological Disposal Facility is planned to come into operation. Share this article View post tag: UK View post tag: Navy View post tag: Taken View post tag: submarine Image: Darren MacDonald, Crown copyright View post tag: Naval View post tag: Considerationlast_img read more

Willian threatens to nutmeg David Luiz when Chelsea face Arsenal

first_imgWillian threatens to nutmeg David Luiz when Chelsea face Arsenal Comment Willian has threatened to nutmeg Luiz when Chelsea face Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The Blues then play host to their London rivals at Stamford Bridge on January 21.AdvertisementAdvertisementOn the prospect of coming up against his close friend, Willian told Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte: ‘I’ve faced him a few times, he for Chelsea, me for Shakthar, me for Chelsea, he for PSG.‘Now it’s he for Arsenal. He’s a brother that I have, we met at the age of eight.‘But on the pitch… there’s no way. If I have to nutmeg him, I will.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollowing Luiz’s horror show display against Southampton, Martin Keown suggested that Unai Emery should drop the defender from his starting XI.‘They gave the job to Emery but that is beginning to look like it was the wrong move,’ Keown said in his Daily Mail column.‘Now the decision-makers at Arsenal have another big call to make: do they stick with Emery or look elsewhere?‘Arsenal are lost at the moment. If they decide to stick with Emery then the manager has big decisions to make himself.’ Advertisement Keown and Adams have both been outspoken critics of Luiz (Picture: Getty)Former club captain Tony Adams also ripped into Luiz for his part in Ings’ goal which broke the deadlock last weekend.‘They’re all sleeping look at Luiz here,’ Adams said in his role as a pundit for BT Sport.‘What is Luiz doing? He’s just standing there.‘They’ve tried to play out from the back creating their own problems and they’re not into this game at all hopefully they might get a reaction.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesHe added: ‘We’ve got fantastic finishers but the other end is shocking.‘We need something sorted defensively very quickly.’MORE: Unai Emery claims Arsenal fans’ negativity is affecting the confidence of his playerscenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Nov 2019 9:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.6kShares Willian has sent a warning to David Luiz ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Willian has threatened to nutmeg his ‘brother’ David Luiz when Chelsea face Arsenal in the Premier League next month.Luiz has faced heavy criticism since his £8million move from Chelsea to north London last summer and produced yet another poor performance as the Gunners’ drew 2-2 at home to relegation-threatened Southampton at the weekend.The Brazilian centre-back was largely blamed for Danny Ings’ early opener and there have been calls for him to be dropped ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Norwich on Sunday afternoon.Willian has shared a dressing room with Luiz at both club and international level but the pair will be on opposing teams when Chelsea travel to the Emirates for their final game of 2019.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

It was all set up for the Syracuse men’s and women’s rowing teams. Before their races, the Orange honored 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Goodale, who graduated from SU in 2005, and dedicated a new shell to the 1978 IRA champions.

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm It was all set up for the Syracuse men’s and women’s rowing teams. Before their races, the Orange honored 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Goodale, who graduated from SU in 2005, and dedicated a new shell to the 1978 IRA champions.Only one problem: The men failed to win their races.The men’s team lost the Varsity Eight race Saturday to Cornell and failed to win the Goes Trophy. The Big Red finished with a time of 6:03.1, about four seconds better than Syracuse’s 6:07.0. Navy finished third with 6:14.1.It was the first time the men’s team lost a cup race since it was defeated by Dartmouth on May 8, 2005. The loss to Cornell snapped the Orange’s near-three-year undefeated streak in cup races.The young Varsity Eight boat of No. 10 Syracuse, which is comprised of five sophomores, two juniors and two seniors, was matched up with tough competition in No. 9 Cornell and No. 13 Navy.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We do not see it is a thing of youth,’ sophomore Kenny Marfilius said. ‘When we are out on the water rowing, we never look at ourselves as being five sophomores, two juniors and two seniors. We prefer to look at ourselves as being one unit.‘I do not believe the inexperience had anything to do with (losing the race),’ he added. ‘The ability to go out and race during our cup season allows us to see what we need to work on and ultimately work towards. We still have the same goal of getting the top seed at the Eastern Sprints and the IRA.’Despite finishing second in the Varsity Eight race, the men still had a shot at the Stagg Trophy, which is awarded to the team that finishes the regatta with the most overall points. However, the Big Red was not to be denied and swept the awards in a showcase weekend for Syracuse rowing.The women did not fare much better than the men, finishing third out of three in their Varsity Eight race. They were defeated by No. 15 Harvard and No. 21 Dartmouth. The Orange posted a time of 7:09.5, while the Crimson won the race in 6:48.6. The Big Green finished second with a time of 6:55.4.The men’s team finished the regatta with one first-place finish, three second-place finishes, and one third-place finish, while the women completed the day with two first, second, and third-place finishes in their races.The No. 24 women, newcomers to the Top 25, kicked off their day by suffering a third-place setback. The Orange entered Saturday’s regatta confident and motivated after being named the Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges Coaches and Big East Crews of the Week for their performance last weekend. The SU Varsity Eght won the Orange Cup for the first time since 2005 following its three-second victory against Northeastern and Pennsylvania.The women’s freshman eight continued to perform well, defeating Dartmouth by 4.1 seconds. The Big Green edged the Crimson by less than one second to finish behind the Orange.With Saturday’s regatta in the books, the Orange will gear up for the Big East Championship in Camden, N.J., Sunday.As for the men’s squad, it does not race until Saturday, when it takes on Boston University and Columbia for the Conlan Cup – its final race before the Eastern Sprints on May 10. The Varsity Eight squad will do its best to wash out the sour taste of this weekend’s disappointing finish.‘I have no doubts about anyone on this team, I don’t care how long or how little they have been rowing for,’ senior Martin Etem said. ‘We back each other up out there, so there are no worries here. When the time comes, we will perform on race day no matter who we are racing, or where we are racing.’[email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more