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first_img to go further Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Follow the news on Libya Organisation RSF_en Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Help by sharing this information LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImpunityFreedom of expressionPredators Mohamed Ben Khalifa, 36, a photojournalist who had covered the uprisings in Libya for many other international media outlets and news agencies as well as the AP, was hit by shrapnel from an exploding shell while covering clashes between two rival militias. Witnesses said he was not wearing a helmet and was fatally injured by the shrapnel that struck the back of his head.“We offer our condolences to the family and colleagues of Mohamed Ben Khalifa, the 19th journalist to have been killed in Libya since 2011,” said Souhaieb Khayati, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk.“We again call on the Serraj administration to protect journalists and to prioritize their safety and we urge journalists to treat their security as a personal matter. Assessing risks before going into the field, wearing a helmet and bulletproof vest, and seeking shelter when the fighting intensifies are all essential when covering a war zone such as Libya.”RSF published an updated version of its Safety Guide for Journalists in partnership with UNESCO in December 2015. It provides professional and non-professional journalists with advice on dealing with the dangers they many encounter in the field.Libya is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. After an Associated Press photographer was killed while covering fighting in Tripoli on 19 January, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its appeal to Tripoli’s authorities to protect journalists and calls on journalists to take the maximum security precautions when operating in this dangerous war zone. On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News News February 23, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Armed conflictsImpunityFreedom of expressionPredators January 22, 2019 AP photographer killed while covering clashes between militias in Tripoli June 24, 2020 Find out more News December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgZPG CEO Alex Chesterman has splashed the cash with a new home in Palm Beach, Florida which he has bought for £6.6m.The property, which has five bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms, is in what Americans call the colonial style.It is a beach front property off Ocean Boulevard with a heated swimming pool and a beach garden overlooking the surf with its own shower and dining area.Alex benefited from the island’s prime property woes, which are akin to London’s current problems. Homes are taking a long time to sell and being sold at considerable discounts.A former Morgan Stanley banking executive had been trying to sell Alex’s property for several years through agent The Corcoran Group and it was originally on the market for $8.97 million.The price was later dropped to £8.14 million before selling for £6.6m, so the ZPG CEO got it at a 26% off the original asking price.Alex joins a community thronging with both US and international celebrities and business leaders including Donald Trump, whose Mar-A-Lago resort is just a few blocks down the road, as well as his former wife Ivanka Trump, Rod Stewart, Venus and Serena Williams, novelist James Patterson and Tiger Woods.Alex’s home, which is surrounded by the island’s signature palms, features a library, a two-car garage, staff/guest suite and a recently-refurbished kitchen.So why the investment in Palm Beach property? Alex has had nearly £30m million burning a hole in his pocket since he sold 4.25m shares in his company last year, plus a further 4.25 million shares sold last month.His new property comes with risks. Palm Beach often weathers the brunt of inbound hurricanes and this year the area suffered significant damage during torrential rain and 80-mile-and-hour winds when Hurricane Irma passed through, cutting off power to homes on the island for 24 hours and prompting a local curfew. Palm Beach Alex Chesterman ZPG October 26, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » ZPG founder Alex Chesterman buys Palm Beach mansion previous nextZPG founder Alex Chesterman buys Palm Beach mansionThe CEO has paid £6.6 million for a beachfront property near to Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort after cashing in shares worth nearly £30m recently.Nigel Lewis26th October 201704,036 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgMikel John Obi happy former Chelsea teammate Lampard in chargeby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMikel John Obi is happy seeing former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard in charge at Stamford Bridge.The Nigerian is currently at Turkish side Trabzonspor and in an interview with the club’s official magazine, he shared his thoughts on what was happening at Stamford Bridge.”I am very happy for Frank. When we were playing at Chelsea, we are expecting that John Terry and he would be very good managers, but we were expecting Terry to reach that level first. But Lampard made a big step,” said the 32-year-old.”His arrival at Chelsea means the club are caring for their legends. I joked with him after the Chelsea move, I want to be his assistant when I retire.”I hope he will be successful at Chelsea for many more years. I also want to see John Terry in similar jobs in the future because he was our leader on the pitch.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgtyvis powell and cardale jones pose for selfie at spring game.Twitter/@Landgrant33Cardale Jones and Tyvis Powell are extremely close, to the point where Powell often refers to the big quarterback as his “son.” They are also well known for pulling pranks on one another and cracking jokes at the other’s expense. During today’s Ohio State spring game, the Powell got the best of Jones, intercepting a pass. Jones, who is wearing a non-contact jersey, put a lick on Powell after the pick, but Powell definitely gets the best of his friend with the celebration, where he pretended to take a selfie with him.TYVIS POWELL FAKE SELFIE CELEBRATION DOT MP4 pic.twitter.com/6tqSrmdytk— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) April 18, 2015Jones and Powell are two of the most entertaining players in college football, and they also happen to be among the best on a team that is favored to repeat as national champions. Expect to see more of their comedic stylings as we head towards the 2015 season.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – American factories grew more slowly in November but still appear healthy.The Institute for Supply Management said Friday that its manufacturing index slipped to 58.2 last month from 58.7 in October. Anything above 50 signals that U.S. factories are expanding. American manufacturing is on a 15-month winning streak.New orders and production grew faster in November. Hiring and new export orders grew but at a slower pace.The ISM, a trade association of purchasing managers, said 14 of 18 manufacturing industries expanded in November, led by paper and machinery makers.“This is a very solid report,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. “The manufacturing upswing continues.”U.S. industry has benefited from an improving global economy and from a fall in the dollar, which makes U.S. products less expensive in foreign markets.The Commerce Department reported this week that the American economy expanded at a 3.3 per cent annual pace from July through September, the fastest in three years. The unemployment rate has fallen to a 17-year low 4.1 per cent.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce is going to be hosting a rally in support of the region’s natural resources industry this week, with a post-rally social gathering taking place right after.The Chamber is hosting the rally on Friday, May 4th at the Pomeroy Hotel from 6:30 to 11:00 p.m. Officials with the Northeast B.C. Resource Municipalities Coalition and Resource Works executive director Stewart Muir have been confirmed as the rally’s keynote speakers.Chamber of Commerce executive director Lilia Hansen explained that the Chamber has had the rally planned for some time, with the purpose of showing support for the local resource industry. Hansen explained that the Chamber is turning rally into a full evening out, with a social gathering that includes a food and wine pairing that evening. Hansen explained that the Pomeroy’s head chef is working with the General Manager of Browns Socialhouse on the wine pairing.There will only be 100 tickets given out for the event, with the food and wine pairing happening after the rally beginning at 8:30 p.m. For tickets to the rally, visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chambers-resource-rally-social-sponsored-by-north-peace-airport-services-tickets-44288767897?aff=ehomecardlast_img read more

first_imgLucknow: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is expected to kick-off her campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from the political hotbed of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Prayagraj and Varanasi, taking the river route to establish a direct contact with people. The Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, who was earlier scheduled to arrive at the state capital on Friday, was now expected to launch her campaign on March 18, a senior party leader said here. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Raj Babbar had said Wednesday that Priyanka would be arriving here on Friday but hours later, he had informed that the programme was postponed. According to a letter submitted to the Election Commission (EC), permission has been sought for the Congress leader’s visit from Prayagraj to Varanasi from March 18 to March 20. The letter also informs that Priyanka will use a motorboat, taking the river route to cover the distance of around 100 kms, and programmes to welcome her have been scheduled all along, for which permission was required in accordance with the Model Code of Conduct. According to Congress leaders, the party will attempt to reach out to the people living in the riparian areas that are not easily accessible by road. Priyanka is likely to arrive at the state capital on March 17 and proceed to Prayagraj to launch her campaign the next day. A senior leader said she would launch her campaign from Prayagraj, the birth place of the first PM of independent India and her great-grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, from where she would take the river route till Varanasi.last_img read more

first_imgDakar – Morocco announced extra health screening measures Tuesday at entry points to the country, in particular at Casablanca airport, after the outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea.“As a precautionary measure,” the health ministry has stepped up “sanitary checks at entry points … especially at Casablanca airport,” a key transportation hub for north and west Africa, the official MAP news agency reported.Travellers from countries with recorded cases of Ebola will undergo medical tests for signs of haemorrhagic fever, the ministry said in a statement carried by MAP. It said no cases have been recorded in Morocco, whose airport in Casablanca has daily links with Conakry, capital of Guinea.Medical aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday that the Ebola outbreak suspected of killing at least 78 people in Guinea since January was an “unprecedented epidemic” that had spread across the west African nation.Guinean health authorities have recorded 122 suspected cases and 78 deaths.The World Health Organisation has said it is not recommending travel or trade restrictions to Guinea, to Liberia, which has also confirmed cases of Ebola, or to Sierra Leone, which has reported suspected cases, based on the information currently available.But Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice”.The tropical virus leads to haemorrhagic fever, causing muscle pain, weakness, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in severe cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding.last_img read more

FiveThirtyEight’s editor-in-chief, Nate Silver, discussed our NCAA men’s basketball tournament predictions Tuesday with “Good Morning America’s” Josh Elliott.If you missed it, here’s the clip:

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams attempts a shot in the first half against Maryland at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 31. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorWithout sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle available, the Ohio State men’s basketball team knew it had its hand full at No. 21 Maryland, who beat the Buckeyes just two weeks earlier.OSU dug its way back from several double-digit deficits, but couldn’t close the gap, as the Buckeyes (15-11, 5-8 Big Ten) fell 86-77 to the Maryland Terrapins (21-4, 9-3 Big Ten) in College Park, Maryland, on Saturday.Senior forward Marc Loving led all scorers with 24 points for the Scarlet and Gray, as junior forward Jae’Sean Tate added 20. Freshman guard Anthony Cowan led Maryland with 19 points as freshman guard Kevin Huerter had 18.In the final four minutes, both teams caught fire from beyond the arc. Down 77-66 with 3:41 remaining, Loving hit back-to-back 3s to cut the Maryland lead to five. Terrapin freshman guard Kevin Huerter answered with a 3 of his own, but redshirt junior guard Kam Williams answered for the Buckeyes to make it 80-75.On the next possession, the Buckeyes needed a stop, but Cowan had other plans. He effectively put the game away for Maryland with a 3 with only 41 seconds remaining to increase the lead back to eight.Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson had 13 points in his third start of the season, and redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double.The Terrapins came out firing from the beginning, knocking down four of their first six shots and led 9-0 at the first media timeout. But the lack of OSU offense wasn’t from a stagnant offense, shots simply weren’t falling despite the Buckeyes grabbing five offensive rebounds in the first four minutes.OSU stopped the bleeding by scoring 11 points over the next four minutes, but a Maryland 8-0 run out of the second media timeout slashed a deeper deficit for the Buckeyes at 24-13.From there, Maryland continued to build to its lead. After back-to-back dunks by backup center Michal Cekovsky, the home team led 40-24, its largest lead of the game.OSU trailed 45-31 at the half behind 20 bench points and seven 3-pointers from the Terps.In the second half, Maryland’s quick-hitting offense continued to overwhelm the Buckeyes. Freshman center Micah Potter narrowly missed a shot that would have cut the Terrapin lead to six, as he watched his 3-point attempt rattle in then out. On the other end, Potter watched freshman guard Kevin Huerter drill a 3 right in front of him, extending the Terps lead to 12.After that, the Buckeyes began to make a comeback. Redshirt junior guard Kam Williams knocked down a jumper and senior forward Marc Loving made a 3 to slim the deficit to seven. A few possessions later, sophomore guard C.J. Jackson made his second 3, making it a six-point game with 13:05 left.OSU continued to fight throughout the half, even withstanding a couple double-digit deficits. In the end, the effort wasn’t enough, despite shooting 60 percent in the second half.Potter and Thompson each fouled out with four minutes to go. Loving and Tate scored 15 and 14 points in the second half, respectively.OSU outrebounded Maryland 32-30, but committed 14 turnovers and were outscored 33-0 in bench points.Up NextOSU plays a second consecutive conference matchup on the road Tuesday at Michigan State at 9 p.m. read more

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