Alert – Radio talk show host shot and killed in Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgThe well-known radio personality was pulling out of his driveway in Santa Cruz when a gunman approached the car and shot him at least three times in the chest, according to the Trinidad Express. The gunman was accompanied by two other men. Welch lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road and crashed into a wall upon being shot. May 9, 2017 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Trinidad and Tobago Organisation Photojournalists physically assaulted while reporting in Trinidad and Tobago News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed to learn Ricardo “The Gladiator” Welch, a former radio show host in Trinidad and Tobago, was shot and killed outside his home on October 19. September 22, 2017 Find out more to go further Welch’s death is not the only instance of violence against journalists in Trinidad and Tobago in recent years. In September 2017, multiple photojournalists were physically assaulted while on a reporting assignment involving a local oil company.   Trinidad and Tobago – Parliament considers restrictive amendments to the Freedom of Information Act News Receive email alerts “We urge the authorities to complete a thorough investigation into his killing in order to determine if he was killed in connection with his reporting,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. News RSF concerned by certain provisions of Trinidad and Tobago’s Cybercrime Bill June 13, 2019 Find out more Trinidad and TobagoAmericas October 26, 2018 – Updated on November 14, 2018 Alert – Radio talk show host shot and killed in Trinidad and Tobago Welch had worked for a number of radio stations throughout his career, including Pow­er102 FM, and specialized in national current affairs on the island. According to one of RSF’s sources, his reporting was known to make politicians feel uncomfortable, and he had a reputation for seeking recourse in court against his opponents. He emboldened his listeners and colleagues to do the same. Welch made head­lines in April 2017 after suc­cess­ful­ly winning a defama­tion lawsuit against his colleagues at More 104.7 FM, who had accused him of being a homosexual among other claims. Trinidad and Tobago ranks 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, after dropping five places last year.EDITORS NOTE: We have updated this press release as we continue to follow this story. Trinidad and TobagoAmericas Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Santa Anita Racetrack to Reopen to the Public on April 2

first_imgCommunity News Santa Anita Racetrack to Reopen to the Public on April 2 CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 7:13 pm Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Photo courtesy Santa Anita Park FacebookSanta Anita Park in Arcadia will reopen to the public on April 2, a little more than a year after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, track officials announced today.Santa Anita’s opening, which comes after Los Angeles County moved this week into the red tier of the state’s COVID-19 reopening system, will come one day before the 84th running of the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby, one of the highlights of the track’s annual calendar.Attendance will be limited in accordance with local health orders, and fans must purchase tickets in advance, which will include an assigned seat.“We are extremely excited to welcome back our racing fans to Santa Anita, just in time for the Santa Anita Derby,” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita’s senior vice president and general manager.“It hasn’t been the same without the people who are so important to this sport. While the current restrictions are going to limit the size of the crowds, we are working hard to provide a memorable experience for our guests and to thank them for their support.”The track closed to the public last March 27, but like otherCalifornia racetracks it has continued to hold races without fans in attendance.More information on Santa Anita can be found at www.santaanita.com.center_img Make a comment Community News Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Robert J. “Bobby” Herbert, 82

first_imgRobert J. “Bobby” Herbert, 82 of Greensburg, passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.He was born on October 11, 1936 in Greensburg, the son of Henry G. and Elizabeth M. (Young) Herbert.Bobby grew up and lived on a farm.  He worked for several businesses in Greensburg, including Union Bank and Trust and Shell Gas Station.  Bobby also mowed grass for many people in town.He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.Bobby is survived by two brothers; Dennis (Irene) Herbert, Westport, Lotus (Donna) Herbert, Greensburg, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Harry, Clarence, and Paul Herbert, and two sisters; Dorothy Herbert and Edna Minary-Grissom.A Rosary will begin at 9 am on Thursday, September 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by visitation until 11 am.A Funeral Mass will start at 11 am on Thursday at the church with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials can be made to Our Hospice.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.last_img read more