News Related documents 130430_cp_yemen_ar-2.pdfPDF – 293.3 KB News Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions January 6, 2021 Find out more News Organisation YemenMiddle East – North Africa YemenMiddle East – North Africa April 30, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalism getting more dangerous in Yemen Receive email alerts News to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the growing number of threats and physical attacks against journalists in Yemen, a concern that an international TV channel representative said he shared during a phone call today.Under deposed president Ali Abdallah Saleh, the authorities were the main sources of threats and violence against news media, but now the various insurrectional movements developing throughout the country are an additional source of danger, the representative said.An Al-Jazeera crew suddenly found themselves surrounded by dozens of people in Aden while filming a demonstration marking the 19th anniversary of the civil war between north and south on 27 April. The demonstrators insulted the journalists and their TV station.Al-Jazeera cameraman Samir Al-Nemri and Al-Jazeera Net reporter Yasser Hassan were badly beaten members of a South Yemen secessionist movement. Nemir suffered multiple bruising and Hassan had to be hospitalized with facial fractures. Reporter Safa Karman managed to run away. Men brandishing knives also threatened journalists with Sky News Arabia.Several murder attempts have also recently been reported. Mansoor Noor, a correspondent for the 26 September newspaper, was attacked and shot by three gunmen while he was going to work in Aden on 17 April and had to have a leg with a bullet wound amputated.Al-Ahali journalist Nasser Ali sustained a gunshot injury while covering clashes between government forces and tribal groups in the southwestern city of Rada.Other journalists are constantly subjected to threats and harassment. Mohamed Aysh, the editor of the daily Al-Ula, received more than 30 phone messages at the start of the month threatening him with execution or having his hand cut off and his tongue cut out.The members of journalists’ families are sometimes attacked or threatened. Reporter Mohamed Al-Hudhaifi’s 13-year-old son eluded a kidnap attempt in the southwestern city of Taiz on 21 April. After failing to seize him, his assailants chased him and ran him down with car. He was hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries. Follow the news on Yemen United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF RSF_en Help by sharing this information
WJLA-TV(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — A community is reeling a day after an alleged gunman targeted the local Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland and gunned down five unsuspecting employees. The suspect, Jarrod Ramos, allegedly walked into the newspaper office at 888 Bestgate Road in Annapolis with a shotgun and fatally shot four journalists and a sales assistant. Ramos had barricaded the back door to keep his victims from escaping, Wes Adams, state’s attorney for Anne Arundel County, said.“There was one victim that had attempted to escape through the back door and was shot,” Adams said.Anne Arundel Police Chief Timothy Altomare said Friday said Ramos went to the newspaper’s office to allegedly “kill as many people as he could kill.”“We can’t fathom why this person chose to do this,” he added.Keith Cyphers, who works in an office across the hall from the Capital Gazette, told “Good Morning America” he heard an “incredibly loud noise … I could feel it in my chest.”Cyphers peered out from his desk and saw the Capital Gazette’s door “shattered.”“There was a man who was holding a shotgun,” he said. “He had it braced against his chest and he was moving through the lobby of the Capital Gazette office, pointing the shotgun deeper into the office.” Cyphers said he heard yelling and then more gunshots.Phil Davis, a crime and courts reporter with the Capital Gazette, tweeted, “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.” “I thought we were going to die,” Anthony Messenger, an intern at the Gazette, told ABC News.The alleged shooter tried to hide under a desk until police quickly responded and took him into custody, according to court documents.The suspect’s shotgun was legally purchased about one year ago, police said.Ramos has not cooperated with authorities, police said. But evidence at his home indicated planning, police added. The victimsThe five victims who died in the Thursday afternoon shooting were employees of the Capital Gazette, authorities said.Wendi Winters, 65, was a writer who worked for special publications.Robert Hiaasen, 59, was the assistant editor for news and a columnist at the paper.Gerald Fischman, 61, was an editorial page editor and regularly wrote opinion pieces for the paper.John McNamara, 56, was a staff writer.Rebecca Smith, 34, the youngest victim, worked as a sales assistant for the paper.Two other people who were injured, though not wounded, in the shooting, and have been released from the hospital, authorities said.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he is “praying for the victims, those who were injured, and their families, friends, and loved ones in this time of tragedy.” “The Capital Gazette is my hometown paper, and I have the greatest respect for the fine journalists, and all the men and women, who work there,” Hogan said in a statement. “They serve each day to shine light on the world around us so that we might see with more clarity and greater understanding.”Hogan has ordered Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff.‘We are putting out a damn paper’Reporters and editors at the Capital Gazette vowed in the wake of the attack they would publish a paper even after the death of their five colleagues. Through their grief, they worked alongside reporters from the Baltimore Sun, which owns the newspaper.“There will be a Capital Friday,” tweeted Capital Gazette photojournalist Joshua McKerrow.“We are putting out a damn paper,” reporter Chase Cook added. The paper arrived on doorsteps and at convenience stores, as promised, with a headline reading, “5 shot dead at The Capital.” The suspected gunman and his history with the paperRamos is charged with five counts of first-degree murder and has been held without bail.The native of Laurel, Maryland, about 30 minutes inland from Annapolis, apparently had a longstanding grudge against the local newspaper. Tom Marquardt, the former editor and publisher of the Capital Gazette, told ABC News he first “crossed paths” with Ramos in 2012 when the newspaper wrote a story about the now alleged suspect in connection with a stalking case.“Our court reporter had written about a case he had in which he was a defendant in a stalking case and he was, Jarrod was, quite upset with the story and he really created a webpage that allowed him to vent and express his frustration and his anger towards me, the reporter and the newspaper,” Marquardt said. “Shortly after that, he filed a defamation lawsuit against us.”The lawsuit was the beginning of an ongoing campaign of hatred directed toward the Capital Gazette, Marquardt said.“He represented himself and took advantage of the legal system to keep the case alive for a long period of time during which he sued lawyers, judges, anybody who crossed his path and disagreed with him,” he said.“During that time he continued to rant on his Facebook page to a point that we were feeling threatened physically from what he was saying. So during that time, we had consulted with our own lawyers in the best steps that we could take, as well as the police, and we had actually contacted the police to pursue one particular comment in which he wished I would be dead and the police looked into it.” Ramos’ legal action against the newspaper was unsuccessful, Marquardt said, and the suspect exhausted all of his appeals by 2014.Marquardt said he could only comment on threats made against himself, but knew Ramos had wished him dead in the past on social media.“We contacted police … and they went out to talk to him,” he said. “They reviewed all the tweets so far and again came away with the feeling that there really wasn’t enough substance there to pursue a case in court.”Police said “online threatening comments were made in May 2013.”“The Capital Gazette did not wish to pursue criminal charges,” police said Friday. “There was a fear that doing so would exacerbate an already flammable situation.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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While Neil Young has been keeping busy with The Promise Of The Real, the beloved singer/songwriter has just announced plans for a brand new release. Titled EARTH, the new release is something quite unique, mixing live recordings with the music of the Earth itself, be it the natural tones of animals or the shrill sounds of the city.The new album is due out on June 17th, and the live audio was captured during Young’s 2015 tour with Promise Of The Real. That band features Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of the great Willie Nelson. With cuts from their new release, The Monsanto Years, as well as tracks from Young’s storied career, there’s no shortage of material for this new release. Couple that with the unusual mixing approach, and you have the makings of an intriguing new album.Young shared his own note about the new release, which you can read below:EARTHWe made a live record and every creature on the planet seemed to show up.Suddenly all the living things of Earth were in the audience going crazy.Then they took over the stage, letting their wild sounds mingle with the Vanilla Singers perfect corporate harmony.Earth’s creatures let loose, there were Bee breakdowns, Bird breakdowns and yes, even Wall Street breakdowns, jamming with me and Promise of the Real!The show was non stop bliss for 98 minutes, no breaks.EARTH does not fit on iTunes.It breaks all their rules(and couldn’t all really be heard that way anyway)No one who was there will ever forget the love, wonder and beautiful madness of EARTH.I know I won’t.Neil
By U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class Anna Liesa Hussey January 10, 2020 U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/4th Fleet (NAVSO), hosted partner nation fleet commanders for a round table leadership discussion and luncheon, December 9.For the second time this year NAVSO has hosted these commanders to support strengthening partnerships among the U.S. and partner nations by building trust through face-to-face meetings.“The primary purpose of being able to bring people together and collaborate to solve problems is indicative of the partnerships we share. Every navy has similar goals, common regional interests and threats that bring us together as a team, said Rear Adm. Gabrielson. “Our navies need to remember why we exist to maximize how we work together.”Senior leadership from Argentina; Brazil; Canada; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South; and Joint Interagency Task Force South all participated in the leadership discussion. Throughout the day, leaders discussed topics influencing the region such as various regional threats, exercises, interoperability, and maritime domain awareness.“The roundtable was very successful,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Windsor Frinell, Strategy and Policy officer and Regional Engagement desk officer. “The main objective was an open discussion on interoperability challenges, and how we can approach common threats throughout the region. Secondly, it was a unique opportunity for partner fleet-level commanders to meet their peers and have an open dialogue. Establishing common ground and developing trust is vital to maintaining and strengthening partnerships.”Participants were able to provide insight into their countries’ maritime issues while also highlighting best practices and new ways to further collaborate in future exercises.The capstone of the day was a tour of the USS Billings (LCS-15). While onboard, the leaders were able to see firsthand the capabilities of the LCS and talk to sailors.NAVSO employs maritime forces in cooperative maritime security operations to maintain access, fortify the ability of U.S. forces to work together with partner nations, and build enduring partnerships with the ultimate goal of enhancing regional security and promoting peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.
That Americans don’t save enough money is a truism. But why don’t they? The answer is a complex mix of macroeconomics (incomes have stagnated for many workers over the last few decades), culture (Americans are notoriously conspicuous spenders), and policies (two-thirds of workers are at companies without retirement plans).But another variable is the challenge of giving up the gratification of immediate spending for the security of future savings.A new paper finds that two biases prop up many people’s disinclination to save: “present bias” and “exponential-growth bias.”Present bias is a straightforward idea. People claim they’re willing to embrace all manners of self-control—saving money, working out, cleaning their room—provided that they don’t have to do so immediately. It is like the regularly scheduled conversation I have with my dentist. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Henrikh Mkhitaryan has made an apparent dig at ex-boss Jose Mourinho, saying he is looking forward to playing attacking football as he prepares for his Arsenal debut.The Armenia international, who joined the London club last week from Manchester United in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez moving in the opposite direction, is likely to face Swansea on Tuesday.Mkhitaryan struggled to pin down a regular starting spot at Old Trafford and was played in a variety of attacking roles during his 18 months at the club.Mourinho has been criticised for an unwillingness to let his attacking players off the leash in big games despite the rich resources at his disposal. Mkhitaryan, 29, said in an interview with UEFA back in 2009 that he wanted to play for Arsenal and he has now turned that dream into reality.“Of course it’s very important to have respect from your manager,” he told Arsenal Player. “I know that he’s demanding and he likes his players to explore.“He was one of the (reasons) to join Arsenal as well because everyone knows he’s a great manager.“I’ve known him for a long time and of course it was not very difficult to make this decision to come to Arsenal, because I think the way that Arsenal play (make) it a dream for every player to come here and play offensive football.”Share on: WhatsApp