Who are firing the shots that are injuring journalists?

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en ThailandAsia – Pacific ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand Reporters Without Borders called on the Thai Army and the Red Shirts toguarantee the safety of journalists covering ongoing clashes in Bangkokafter three reporters were injured: a cameraman for France 24, aphotographer for Thai newspaper Matichon, and a photographer for the Thaidaily The Nation.“The confusion reigning in various parts of Bangkok do not suffice to explain the shooting injuries sustained by several Thai and foreign journalists since April,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Both camps must comply fully with the requirements of international law, according to which journalists cannot be military targets. We also call for an investigation to establish who gave the orders to shoot a rebel general as he was being interviewed by journalists.”The press freedom organisation added: “We note that Thailand has just got itself elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and we urge the government to guarantee the safety of civilians and put an end to news censorship, in particular, the blocking of the Prachatai website.”Nelson Rand, a Canadian reporter employed by the French TV news station France 24, was badly injured today by automatic gunfire near the Suan Lum night bazaar. Cyriel Payen, France 24’s Bangkok bureau chief, said he was hit in an exchange of shots between soldiers and Red Shirts. A photographer with the Thai newspaper Matichon also sustained a gunshot injury in the same place.“He underwent a very long operation and came out of the operating room at about 6 pm,” Payen said about Rand. “He is slowly recovering consciousness. He was hit three times by shots from an assault rifle. Once in the leg, causing the loss of a lot of blood. Once in the abdomen and once in the hand, causing multiple fractures. The doctors say his condition is now stable.” News News Organisation center_img News to go further Hiroyuki Muramoto, a Japanese cameraman working for the Reuters news agency, was fatally shot and a France 24 cameraman was injured in clashes in Bangkok on 10 April. The results of the official investigation into Muramoto’s death have still not been released.Reporters Without Borders is also shocked by the methods used by the army to eliminate the pro-Red Shirt general Khattiya Sawasdipol, who was shot in the head yesterday while being interviewed by International Herald Tribune reporter Thomas Fuller. Another journalist who was there said the shot appeared to have been fired by a sniper.Fuller told CNN: “I was facing him, he was answering my questions, looking at me and the bullet hit him in the forehead, from what I could tell. It looks like the bullet came over my head and struck him.”At least three people have been killed and more than 60 have been injured in the past 24 hours in Bangkok. A third journalist, working for The Nation, Chaiwat Pumpuang, was shot inthe right leg on 15 May as the army tried to disperse Red Shirts blocked aroad at Din Daeng in Bangkok.Continued shooting in the area prevented the photographer from being takento hospital for half an hour.A journalist working for Voice TV, a Thai cable station that supports the Red Shirts, was also reportedly injured in Bangkok. Red Shirt protesters harassed a TV crew working for Thailand’s Channel 3, accusing them of supporting the government. After an argument, the journalists were able to leave the scene. News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years August 21, 2020 Find out more May 16, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Who are firing the shots that are injuring journalists? Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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#Limerick Kayakers help rescue woman in second river incident

first_imgLimerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues #Limerick Emergency services were called to a second river incident this SaturdayA SECOND emergency incident has occurred at the River Shannon in #Limerick this Saturday afternoon involving a young woman.Shortly after 4pm, a woman in her early 20s was seen entering the water at Shannon Banks on the outskirts of the city.Two members of the public, assisted by two kayakers on the water, came to the aid and rescue of the woman. The kayakers helped the woman in the water as the alarm was raised.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Three units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service and emergency responders attended the scene and recovered the woman from the water with their inflatable raft.The young woman was treated at the scene by the Emergency Paramedics from the National Ambulance Service, before being brought to the University Hospital Limerick for further treatment and medical assistance.The rescue comes after the body of woman in her late 30s or 40s was recovered from the River Shannon at Clancy Strand after her remains were seen in the water shortly before lunchtime this Saturday.A member of the public saw the body and alerted the emergency services who immediately attended and recovered the woman’s body.Emergency CPR treatment was given but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her remains have been also taken to the University Hospital Limerick for post mortem identification.This afternoon’s rescue was the fourth alert to the river in 24 hours.Helplines in times of needSamaritans 116 123 or email [email protected] 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety)Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email [email protected] – (suicide, self-harm)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s) Print TAGSLimerick City Fire and RescueRiver Shannon Scrap metal fire poses serious health risks Twitter Email #BREAKING Man saved from River in early morning rescue Linkedin NewsBreaking news#Limerick Kayakers help rescue woman in second river incidentBy Staff Reporter – April 16, 2016 965 center_img Previous articleBody of female recovered from River Shannon in #LimerickNext articleSoccer: Seventh win on the bounce puts Limerick FC 10 points clear Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The Thomond Swim proves a blazing success WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Steve makes magical return to Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Golfer suffered broken leg when hit by quad bike at Rathbane Golf Clublast_img read more

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Week 14 NFL DFS Picks: Best value players, sleepers for FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy football lineups

first_imgOut of nowhere, the Buccaneers defense posted five sacks, forced two fumbles and two interceptions and scored a defensive touchdown to become the highest-scoring unit on last week’s DraftKings slate. While it’s a stretch to assume that they can repeat that, they’re one of the more affordable options to consider on this slate.  Kansas City D/ST: Chiefs at Patriots (DraftKings $2,200 | FanDuel $3,200)Very few people will consider rostering a defense against the Patriots in Foxborough, but the Chiefs are dirt-cheap across the industry, and New England’s offense has uncharacteristically struggled lately. Receivers simply couldn’t get open against the Texans, and Tom Brady has not looked remotely like himself. Although a defensive touchdown might be a stretch, any NFL defense has double-digit scoring potential due to variability. It’s safe to say that Week 13 was a funky NFL DFS slate. After all, DeVante Parker was the highest-scoring player on DraftKings and Dolphins teammate Ryan Fitzpatrick was the highest-scoring quarterback. No one saw that coming. Just six players scored more than 30 DraftKings points and one big name was missing from the list: Christian McCaffrey. Somehow, not only was McCaffrey held to just 17.2 DK points by the lowly Washington defense, but 14 running backs outscored him, including opponent Derrius Guice, who dropped 30.7 DK points in his breakout game. Looking ahead to Week 14, there are a number of captivating value plays to consider on both DraftKings and FanDuel. But before we break down top Week 14 value plays, please note that the picks and analysis below are provided by the industry-leading DFS experts at RotoQL Find out why 100,000 DFS players trust RotoQL to build lineups. Optimize, find value plays, and increase your chances of cashing today!  WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPNFL DFS Picks Week 14: QB sleepers, valuesRyan Tannehill: Titans at Raiders (DraftKings $5,800 | FanDuel $7,300)Tannehill was ultra-efficient last week, going 17-for-22 for 182 yards and two touchdowns, while Derrick Henry went crazy on the ground. That game plan will likely continue this week against the Raiders, but it’s worth noting that Sam Darnold put up 315 yards and two touchdowns against Oakland two weeks ago, and the Chiefs easily hung 40 points on them last week. Andy Dalton: Bengals at Browns (DraftKings $5,200 | FanDuel $7,000)Dalton went 22-for-37 for 243 yards and a touchdown in his return to the starting role in Cincinnati and, most importantly, led his team to their first victory of the season. The Browns need a miracle to make the playoffs, could suffer from a deflated locker room and home crowd, and Dalton should continue to see somewhere around 35-to-40 pass attempts at a discounted rate across the industry. Knowing that these may be his last starts at the NFL level, expect Dalton to show more urgency than some of his teammates. Gardner Minshew II: Jaguars vs. Chargers (DraftKings $5,400 | FanDuel $6,600)Minshew was named Jacksonville’s starter for the remainder of the season and based on what we saw from him earlier in the season, you can expect a gunslinging attitude and some rushing ability. He recorded 42-plus rushing yards in three of his appearances and will likely use this opportunity as an audition to earn the full-time starting gig heading into next season. WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 14 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: RB sleepers, valuesJames White: Patriots vs. Chiefs (DraftKings $5,500 | FanDuel $6,000)Although it’s always difficult to trust the Patriots for DFS purposes (and especially their stable of running backs), White’s usage against the Texans was hard to ignore. He took 14 carries for 79 rushing yards (season-high in both categories) and also hauled in 8-of-11 targets for 98 yards and two touchdowns. While the game script dictated more of his usage, it’s easy to assume that Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will be able to produce some points against New England this week, which would allow White to see a lot of time in the backfield. Derrius Guice: Redskins at Packers (DraftKings $4,900 | FanDuel $6,300)Guice showed off his explosiveness against the Panthers last week, taking 10 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns. He also hauled in two catches for eight yards. Although Adrian Peterson was still worked into the backfield rotation and split carries with him, Guice could be given the opportunity to see what he can do with additional touches against the Packers this week. As massive underdogs, game script could be a concern, but Washington is committed to the run, and he should hopefully see a minimum of 12-15 touches this week. Raheem Mostert: 49ers at Saints (DraftKings $4,600 | FanDuel $6,200)Although Matt Breida’s potential return creates a three-man running back group again for the 49ers, Mostert’s 19-carry, 146-yard performance with a touchdown and a couple of catches last week could be enough to earn him double-digit touches yet again (especially since Tevin Coleman only had five last week). Mostert averages 5.9 yards per carry and has incredible explosiveness out of the backfield, which could come in handy against a team like the Saints. MORE WEEK 14: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emFanDuel, DraftKings Picks Week 14: WR sleepers, valuesDeebo Samuel: 49ers at Saints (DraftKings $5,600 | FanDuel $6,000)Samuel has been a DFS factor over the last four weeks and although he was a possession receiver in the first two of those weeks (catching eight balls in each for a total of 246 yards), he has found the endzone in back-to-back recent games. While 2-50-1 and 4-41-1 lines don’t exactly get anyone excited, Samuel has proven to be one of Jimmy G’s top targets, and if the Niners find themselves playing from behind, he should be heavily utilized once again.Christian Kirk: Cardinals vs. Steelers (DraftKings $5,200 | FanDuel $5,900)Although Kirk caught just three passes for 23 yards last week, he’s still Kyler Murray’s favorite target. He’s seen double-digit targets three times this season and has attracted 10, nine and seven over his last three weeks, respectively. He’s simply too cheap and will look to get back on track against the Steelers at presumably low ownership due to last week’s dud, making him a viable tournament option.Robby Anderson: Jets vs. Dolphins (DraftKings $5,100 | FanDuel $6,400)The first time the Jets played the Dolphins this season, Anderson had two catches for 33 yards. However, he’s been on a roll the last two weeks, posting 5-86-1 and 7-101-0 lines. Most importantly, Sam Darnold threw the ball his way 10 times last week against Cincinnati. Due to his big-play ability, Anderson is a stellar boom-or-bust tournament option this week against a beatable Miami secondary.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 14 NFL DFS Picks: TE sleepers, valuesO.J. Howard: Buccaneers vs. Colts (DraftKings $3,200 | FanDuel $5,400)Although Howard has been a DFS nightmare this season, he’s coming off of a 61-yard performance, and fellow tight end Cameron Brate was essentially a non-factor. Tampa Bay will likely want to see what Howard can do in the final stretch of the season, and he’s one of the few tight ends with legitimate upside. Jacob Hollister: Seahawks at Rams (DraftKings $3,900 | FanDuel $5,500)Hollister has been one of Russell Wilson’s top targets over the past four weeks, attracting an average of seven targets per game while hauling in three touchdowns in that span. Known as more of a pass-catcher than a blocking tight end, Hollister will most likely be featured in Seattle’s game plan against the Rams this week. BetQL, RotoQL’s sister product, simplifies the research process for sports bettors by equipping them with real-time line movements, value bets of the day and meaningful team trends. Check it out here!MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 14 NFL DFS values: D/ST sleepersTampa Bay D/ST: Buccaneers vs. Colts (DraftKings $2,300 | FanDuel $3,800)last_img read more

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Handy birdies his way to national title

first_img12 Sep 2015 Handy birdies his way to national title Durham’s Christopher Handy signed off with a birdie to underline a three-shot victory in the English Boys’ County Champion of Champions tournament at Woodhall Spa.The 18-year-old from South Moor – who had 10 birdies during the day – was one over par for 36 holes on the Hotchkin course. He finished three clear of Conor White, from Shropshire & Herefordshire, and Jack Dyer from Essex.“I definitely wanted to win this,” said Handy (image © Leaderboard Photography). “It caps off a nice season.” It also made a very good birthday present for his mother, Anne, who spent her day watching her son.Handy made his intentions clear from the start when he returned the low score of the day with a first round of one-under 72. He started and ended the round with a birdie and held a two-shot lead over Dyer at the halfway stage.In fact, he played so well that it gave him problems with his putting. “I got off to a good start and hit to about 3ft four times and I didn’t really have a putt for ages,” said Handy, who reckoned he three-putted on five occasions during the day.In the second round he was also under par for the front nine, but came home in three-over, signing off with another 18th hole birdie.“I played well on the front nine in both rounds, but missed fairways on the back and if you do that on this course it makes it hard. The wind switched this afternoon and made the tough holes a bit longer.”However, he enjoyed the luxury of knowing that he had a very comfortable cushion as he played the closing holes: “So I just tried to hit it down the fairway!”Handy, who represented England at U16 level, has just taken his A Levels, achieving A* in maths and Bs in further maths and business. He’s planning a gap year and then hopes to get a golf scholarship to study in the USA.Conor White (Bridgnorth) took second place on countback, thanks to his second round of level par 73, which he added to an opening 77. He played very steadily in the afternoon with one bogey and a double balanced by three birdies.Jack Dyer (Rochford Hundred), who opened with 74, had a second round of 76, which included a double and a triple bogey on the back nine. He played the other 16 holes in two-under par.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

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City of Tenino Modifies Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgFacebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoHaving proclaimed an emergency on March 12, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Wayne Fournier announced today that the City of Tenino has modified certain procedures related to the manner and means the City will use to continue to provide services to the citizens of Tenino.To the extent permitted by Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-05, as amended, the City has directed it’s employees to continue to work while observing all Social Distancing Guidelines as set forth by the Washington State Department of Health:https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/SocialDistancingGuidance.pdfhttps://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020/CommunitiesandCommunityOrganizationsThe modified procedures refer to nine (9) broad categories, including Utility Billing, Permits, Inspections, and Tenino Municipal Court Operations, among others.  All modifications are fully explained on the City’s website, which can be accessed here:  https://cityoftenino.us/cityhall/page/modifications-procedures-due-covid-19last_img read more

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