BBC journalist dies from injuries in Mogadishu shooting

first_imgNews March 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders voiced its deep regret today at the death of BBC reporter Kate Peyton, who was fatally injured in a drive-by shooting yesterday as she was entering a hotel in Mogadishu. “We are shocked and saddened by her death, and our thoughts go out to her family and friends,” the press freedom organization said. News SomaliaAfrica Reporters Without Borders voiced its deep regret today at the death of BBC reporter Kate Peyton, who was fatally injured in a drive-by shooting yesterday as she was entering a hotel in Mogadishu to meet the speaker of Somalia’s transitional parliament, Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden. “We are shocked and saddened by her death, and our thoughts go out to her family and friends,” the press freedom organization said.”If there were any need, this cowardly attack on a journalist shows that it is imperative that a democratic state, guaranteeing the freedom and safety of its citizens, be rebuilt as soon as possible in Somalia,” Reporters Without Borders said.”We have long been condemning the arbitrary violence reigning in the streets of Mogadishu,” the organization pointed out. “As most of the clan chiefs have declared their allegiance to the new government, we call on the last diehards to not spoil this chance for peace being offered Somalia today. This is the essential condition for preventing a repetition of this kind of attack and catching its perpetrators.”Usually based in Johannesburg, Peyton, 39, was hit in the back by a pistol shot fired by masked men in a white Toyota Corolla taxi shortly after 3 p.m. as she was outside the Hotel Sahafi International in southern Mogadishu with several bodyguards around her. Peter Greste, another BBC journalist who was beside her, was not hit.Peyton was rushed to the Medina Hospital, several kilometres away, where a doctor operated on her injury, according to the Somali Journalist Network (SOJON), a local press freedom group. The doctor said he had to remove her spleen, and that her liver was also slightly injured. She died from her injuries a few hours later before she could be evacuated to Nairobi.Peyton’s bodyguards had given chase to the gunmen who had fired at her. Their car was found crashed, with a pistol inside, in Barmuda, a district in the centre Mogadishu. The gunmen had fled on foot. In the absence of any central authority, the neighbourhood where the shooting occurred is normally under the control of hotel security guards. Most foreigners visiting Mogadishu hire bodyguards.Peyton was part of a group of foreign reporters accompanying a delegation of Somali parliamentarians who are supposed to pave the way for the transitional government’s arrival in Somalia on 21 February. Since his installation on 29 August 2004, the parliamentary speaker has been chairing sessions in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi because Somalia is so dangerous. February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News to go further RSF_en SomaliaAfrica Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Somalia Organisation February 10, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 BBC journalist dies from injuries in Mogadishu shooting Receive email alerts January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

“Set Up Anti-Corruption Courts Across Districts & Demonetize 100 Rupee Notes”: Plea In Supreme Court

first_imgTop Stories”Set Up Anti-Corruption Courts Across Districts & Demonetize 100 Rupee Notes”: Plea In Supreme Court Sanya Talwar21 Dec 2020 9:12 PMShare This – xA plea has been preferred in the Supreme Court seeking anti-corruption courts, with a mandate to dispose of each case within a year in all districts across India.Filed on behalf of BJP Leader and Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, the plea states that long-pending cases of economic offence and widespread corruption, slows down the development process in the country. “Due to long pendency of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been preferred in the Supreme Court seeking anti-corruption courts, with a mandate to dispose of each case within a year in all districts across India.Filed on behalf of BJP Leader and Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, the plea states that long-pending cases of economic offence and widespread corruption, slows down the development process in the country. “Due to long pendency of cases and week anti-corruption laws, none of the welfare schemes and government departments are corruption-free due to which, India ranked 1 in illegal gun ownership and illegal immigration, 2 in Intentional Homicides and Traffic Related Deaths, 3 in CO2 Emission and 4 in Slavery Index,” the plea statesFurther, the plea also suggests that currency notes of above Rs 100 be demonetised for a stronger fight against black money.”The Centre can save this huge public money by recalling currency above Rs 100, restricting cash transaction above Rs 5,000, linking assets above Rs 50,000 to Aadhaar, confiscating 100 per cent black money, benami property, disproportionate assets, and awarding life imprisonment to looters,” the petition says.It is contended that the injury caused to people is extremely large because corruption is an insidious plague, having numerous corrosive effects on society. It undermines democracy and rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts markets, erodes quality of life and allows organized crime like separatism, terrorism, naxalism, radicalism, gambling, smuggling, kidnapping, money laundering and extortion, and other threats to human security to flourish. It hurts the EWS-BPL families disproportionately by diverting the funds intended for development, undermines government’s ability to provide basic services, seeds inequality & injustice and discourages foreign aids and investment, the plea argues.The PIL (Public Interest Litigation) contends that India has never been ranked among the top 50 in the Corruption Perception Index and that the Centre and state governments have also not taken appropriate steps in this regard.The plea has stated that Right to life and liberty guaranteed under Article 21 cannot be secured and the golden goals of Preamble cannot be achieved without curbing corruption and that Centre and States must take steps to reaffirm the rule of law, improve transparency and to warn the looters that betrayal of public trust will no longer be tolerated.It is contended that India’s anti-corruption laws are very weak and ineffective and have failed to control corruption. “Root cause of 50% problems is corruption and it can’t be controlled without tax reform police reform judicial reform administrative reform and legal reform,” Upadhyay argues.Alternatively, the plea seeks directions to all High Courts to take appropriate steps to decide corruption related cases vis-à-vis black money, benami property, disproportionate assets, bribery, money laundering, tax evasion, profiteering, hoarding adulteration human-drug trafficking, black marketing, dishonest misappropriation of property, cheating, fraud, forgery, corporate fraud, forensic fraud, foreign exchange and other economic offences within one year.Recently, Upadhyay had also filed a petition seeking directions to the Centre, states and UTs for setting up an Expert Committee to suggest steps for improving India’s deplorable ranking on the Global Corruption Perception Index.Next Storylast_img read more

Police Blotter 07-23-2020

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Miller drives in 7 as Cardinals pound Gray, Reds 16-2

first_img Associated Press Television News First Published: 2nd September, 2020 07:59 IST WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT Brad Miller homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals pounded Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds 16-2 on Tuesday night.Miller sparked St. Louis’ six-run first inning against Gray with a two-run double that glanced off the glove of diving first baseman Joey Votto and bounced down the line. He hit a two-run shot in the second, an RBI single in the fifth and another two-run homer in the eighth, clanging a drive off the foul pole in right.Kolten Wong went 4 for 4 and scored four times as the Cardinals set season highs for runs and hits with 23. St. Louis has won three straight games after a four-game losing streak.It was the worst loss of the season for the free-falling Reds, who have dropped three straight and four of five. They have been outscored 33-8 during the losing streak.St. Louis left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim (2-0) pitched five innings of three-hit ball, extending his scoreless streak against the Reds to 11 innings over two starts. No Reds baserunner got past second base against him.Votto greeted Ryan Helsley with a leadoff home run in the sixth. Curt Casali added an RBI double in the ninth.Image credits: AP center_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 07:59 IST Miller Drives In 7 As Cardinals Pound Gray, Reds 16-2 Brad Miller homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, and the St. Louis Cardinals pounded Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds 16-2 on Tuesday night SUBSCRIBE TO US Written Bylast_img read more

Local Artist Romero Britto Offers Artistic Option for Quarantined Residents

first_imgA South Florida artist is offering a unique way for children and adults to keep busy while they are self-quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.Brazilian-born Romero Britto, who lives in Miami and has a studio in the Wynwood art district there, is providing “at-home entertainment” in the form of a coloring book.It is available to download by clicking here.He encourages artists to post their masterpieces on social media, tag @RomeroBritto and use the hashtag #HappyArtBritto on Instagram in order to be featured in his story.In a news release, Britto said his mission “has always been to share love, happiness and optimism around the globe through his unique art and colors. Be part of The Happy Art Movement founded by Britto and help us share optimism and hope right now with people and places that need it the most!”last_img read more

Woman found Dead inside Burned Delray Beach Home

first_imgDELRAY BEACH, Fla. — The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of a house fire Monday morning in Delray Beach.A woman was found dead inside the abandoned home on Southwest Fourth Avenue shortly after 6:15 a.m. Monday.When police and firefighters entered the home, they found a woman dead inside, police spokesman Ted White said.The woman’s body was taken to a medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death. SHARElast_img

Photo: Fan gets Virat Kohli’s face as his haircut and it’s unbelievable!

first_imgImage Courtesy: TOI/APAdvertisement p29oxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsfu1kaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8mvj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1hsvmWould you ever consider trying this?😱arwCan your students do this? 🌚5anlRoller skating! Powered by Firework The cricket fans of India have gone the most bizarre of ways to show their love and support for the team. From body paints to mimicking the appearance of their favourite superstars, the supporters never fail to amuse. Such is the case of one fan who was present at the first match of the ongoing One Day International Series between India and Australia. Meet Chirag Khilare, who had the face of irat Kohli behind his head as a haircut!Advertisement Image Courtesy: TOI/APBack in December, Chirag Khilare posted a photo on his Twitter handle, where he was seen donning the tricolour during the West Indies series, and the back of his head was trimmed and shaved to Virat Kohli’s face, the cricketer that he idolises. He captioned the picture with: “The best @imVkohli From heart to head.” Check it out below-Advertisement Before the start of Tuesday’s match at the Wankhede stadium, Chirag spoke to ANI about his appraisal of the Men in Blues’ skipper.“For many years now, I have been following Virat in every match in India and have been a fan of him since he became the captain of the Under-19 team,” he told reporters.Wearing his icon’s face behind his head that took around almost eight hours to complete, Chirag said that he dreams of meeting Virat Kohli in person.“My dream is to meet Kohli and when I will meet him, I will first touch his feet and hug him and capture that moment through a photograph.” he added.While Chirag was full on enthusiastic for the first ODI match, India suffered a horrible defeat against Australia. Bowled out on 255 runs in the first innings, the bowlers couldn’t counter the swashbuckling Aussie opening duo of David Warner and the skipper Aaron Finch, who won the match without losing a single wicket. “We were totally outplayed in all departments,” Kohli spoke in the post match interview.“It’s a strong Australian team, if you don’t play well, they could hurt you. We saw that with the bat in hand. We didn’t get enough runs.” the 31 year old added.The second match of the ODI series is tomorrow at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Also read-Ind vs Aus 1st ODI Review: Australia batter the Men In Blue to extend their formidable runSee the lovely message a fan sent Irfan Pathan after his retirement! Advertisementlast_img read more