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Oakland, Calif., police take another young Black life

first_imgOakland, Calif., Police Department officers took yet another young Black man’s life on the morning of June 6. According to initial reports, the man was unconscious behind the wheel of his car, which was stopped at the curb in a lane which exits from I-580 near the Lake Merritt shopping district. The police were called by firefighters after they had approached the car to provide assistance, but saw a gun on the passenger seat.Police officials said that they attempted to awaken the man by shooting bean bag rounds at the car windows. They then used another instrument to break the windows. Police Chief Sean Whent, in a press conference that afternoon, said, “Upon the last attempt to (make contact), officers approached the car, the person at that time was awake, a confrontation ensued with the officers and the person, one officer deployed a Taser, a second officer deployed a firearm, the person in the car was struck by the gunfire.” (­insidebayarea.com, June 6) He was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital soon afterwards. The yet unnamed man who was killed had at least one child, a daughter in grade school, according to the mother of her best friend.The Anti Police-Terror Project’s first responder team was on the scene shortly afterwards, trying to find witnesses and gather evidence. They were able to obtain police dispatch records. Daniela Kantorova posted on Facebook a summary of what she found:“Between 8:12-8:42, police firing bean bags at the car, and reports NO MOVEMENT in the vehicle. Then, and these are quotes:8:42:26 making contact8:42:33 everybody hold their position8:42:47 taking suspect into custody8:42:55 start medical from Lakeshore8:43:22 GET MEDICAL HERE RIGHT NOW”So in the space of less than one minute, the announcement went from “no movement” (presumably he was still unconscious) to that he was Tased, shot and killed.The community is outraged and the APTP has organized a vigil for Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at Lake Merritt. At this writing, 824 people have joined the event on Facebook.It remains to be seen how the OPD will respond to this large nighttime gathering. They are still trying to enforce a new policing policy, ordered by Mayor Libby Schaaf and implemented for the first time on May 21, that prohibits night marches in the streets. The community has been holding frequent protests against this new “curfew” ever since. Another one, “Whose Streets? Our Streets!” is called for June 10 at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th Street and Broadway) by the Black Youth Project.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Media facing harassment in Adjara Autonomous Republic

first_imgNews Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections to go further January 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media facing harassment in Adjara Autonomous Republic RSF_en Organisation October 1, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 18, 2020 Find out more GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia center_img Reporters Without Borders has expressed concern about harassment of the media in the Adjara Autonomous Republic.In one week, several journalists have been set upon, physically attacked or prevented from working in this region where a state of emergency was declared on 7 January 2004.Since the departure of Eduard Shevardnadze, the authorities in the region have effectively refused to accept the authority of Nino Burdjanadze, who is interim president until Mikhail Saakashvili, elected on 2 January, can take over.The international press freedom organisation has called on the President of the Adjara Autonomous Republic Aslan Abashidze, to do everything possible to allow journalists to work normally and that those responsible for the violence and obstruction towards them are identified and punished.Around 15 thugs beat a cameraman of the television channel Imedi, Davit Gogitauri, and seized his camera on 13 January in Batumi (capital of the Adjara Autonomous Republic). He had been about to interview a men who was attacked after hanging from his window the traditional Georgian flag, symbol of the National Movement party of the new president Mikhail Saakashvili.In Gonio village on 11 January, around 15 men dressed in black beat journalists Mzia Amaglobeli and Eter Turadze, from the magazine Batumelebi, and seized and damaged the camera of Diana Trapaidze, of the television channel Imedi. They also seized video equipment from Nestan Sheckhladze of independent television Rustavi 2. The journalists were attacked as they covered a demonstration in support of President Mikhail Saakashvili. Police officers in Batumi had earlier set on Diana Trapaidze, of Imedi, and Nestan Sheckhladze, of Rustavi 2, on 10 January after they filmed the police ripping down posters of the Kmara movement. This movement spearheaded the protest during the “rose revolution”, which saw the peaceful resignation of President Eduard Shevarnadze and the taking of power by the opposition after legislative elections on 2 November 2003. The police accused the two journalists of giving publicity to KmaraJournalist Tedo Jorbenadze, of the magazine Batumelebi, who was also present, was beaten by the police officers. The three journalists were held for less than an hour and then released after the intervention of a former Adjarian parliamentary deputy, Aslan Smirba, and the interior ministry press officer Davit Gergedava.A journalist from Rustavi 2, Irakli Shetciruli, was prevented from crossing the Chokoli administrative border overnight on 7-8 January. A member of the security forces told the journalist in a sarcastic tone that his television channel had caused a revolution in Georgia and asked if he was planning on doing the same in Adjara.The Adjarian interior ministry said that the refusal was legitimate, since there was a state of emergency in the autonomous republic. The journalist had just finished reporting on the arrest of members of Kmara movement.Reporters Without Borders recalled that the independent television channel Rustavi 2 has been banned from broadcasting in Adjari since 25 November 2003. The authorities in the autonomous republic began virulently criticising the channel on the day of legislative elections, after it announced results of a poll according to which the Renewal Union party of Aslan Abashidze was polling poorly. The channel also gave wide coverage to the demonstrations that followed the elections and that called for the departure of President Shevardnadze and Aslan Abashidze. At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign News News Follow the news on Georgia July 20, 2020 Find out more News Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Bishop impressed by teenagers’ contribution to Limerick synod

first_imgBishop Brendan Leahy encouraged by youth involvement in the Church.BISHOP Brendan Leahy has said that he has been struck by the impressive level of genuine response shown by teenagers in recent consultation with them in relation to the Limerick Diocesan synod.In his Easter Message, Bishop Leahy said that he was greatly encouraged by the feedback offered by young people on how they see the Church of the future. He also issued an open invitation to them and all others to participate in the renewal of the Church locally through the Limerick Diocesan Synod.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said that thousands of young people from across the diocese will put forward their opinions over the coming months with regard to the issues they would like to see addressed at the Synod, which takes place in April of next year.“Easter is the ultimate season of new beginnings and our Synod process is itself a path of discovery to a new beginning. It’s about trying to determine what type of diocese we want in the years ahead and it has been especially heartening for me to speak about the Synod in recent weeks with groups of remarkable teenagers from around the Diocese.“It has convinced me even more that the ‘young Church’ in our Diocese will offer a vital contribution to our Synod. Young people care about the Church and that’s the message coming across. Our task now is to harness those opinions and put them into the mix with all others so that we have a very clear pathway forward”, he said. Linkedin Advertisement Print WhatsApp Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedfull-image center_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsBishop impressed by teenagers’ contribution to Limerick synodBy Bernie English – April 5, 2015 659 Email Twitter Previous article10,000 take part in the big Limerick clean-upNext articleLetting agents tell Limerick tenants to register with Irish Water or pay €260 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebooklast_img read more

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Bringing Christmas cheer to children in Limerick hospital

first_img Previous article€18 million development breathes new life into Limerick city centreNext articleRusangano Family: Choice Gig of the Week Editor Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Ryan Heaney from the Old Cork Road, Limerick, meets Bonnie the therapy dog in the play room at the ChildrenÕs Ark, University Hospital Limerick.A range of activities at the Children’s Ark in University Hospital Limerick will bring the magic of Christmas to children staying in or visiting hospital at this time of year.A purpose-built paediatric facility, the Children’s Ark is the only inpatient facility for sick children in the MidWest. It incorporates 49 beds in the Sunshine and Rainbow wards, a high-dependency unit, a cystic fibrosis unit and the Caterpillar day ward.  There is also a classroom so those well enough can keep up with their school work.December can be a busy time for the unit with children being treated for respiratory and other winter-related infections and conditions. However staff work with children and families to ensure that as many children as possible are discharged in the run-up to Christmas.   Only children with the most serious illnesses are kept in hospital at Christmas and those well enough are discharged.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Everyone who works in the Ark – including play therapists and teachers; doctors, nurses, healthcare assistants, clerical staff and hygiene attendants  – try to make the Christmas experience as magical as possible for these children. This extends to the catering staff preparing seasonal fare and the electricians in the maintenance department who have put up the Christmas lights.The UL Hospitals Group extends its thanks to the musicians and entertainers, charitable partners, community/volunteer and other groups and individuals who have visited the Ark to raise spirits at this special time of year as well as those who have supported the Ark all year round.Some of the activity taking place on the Ark this week includes:Monday, December 18: Magician Leon Anderson in the play room and on the wards. Irish therapy dog Bonnie with her handler Emma Hogan.Tuesday, December 19: Stryker Gift Drop for children in hospital over Christmas.Wednesday, December 20:  Music session with Limerick Music GenerationThursday, December 21: Liam Mulcahy, Santa and members of the Defence Forces from Sarsfield Barracks visit the Ark courtesy of Sophie’s Journey. Irish Chamber Orchestra performing in the Ark School and on the wardsFriday, December: Liam and Ben from Wild Encounters bring their menagerie to the play room.Christmas Day: Santa to visit children on the wards courtesy of Des Begley and Jim Keogh. Santa and Mrs Claus will bring a special guest.More health news here Email Print NewsHealthBringing Christmas cheer to children in Limerick hospitalBy Editor – December 20, 2017 1972 last_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, June 8

first_img Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, June 8. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Amid reforms at Odessa Animal Control and an oil bust, officials in charge of stray and unwanted animals touted a hard-won success by the beginning of 2017: The pound had not euthanized an animal fit for adoption for more than two years. But that’s no longer the case, as OAC struggles to avoid crowding.2. Officers were called Wednesday evening to Springwood Apartments after dispatch advised they could hear people telling someone to put a gun down, a probable cause affidavit stated.3. Ector County Independent School District is seeing another of its longtime principals retire this year.4. Keep Odessa Beautiful has scheduled Planet Trooper cleanup days to wipe out litter in the community from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.5. IN SPORTS: Colton Martin, previously at Eden High School, has been hired as the new head boys basketball coach at Rankin High School. ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Odessa Fire Rescue and the West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire near the intersection of Layla Ln. and N. Eagles Nest Ave. Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. Batallion Chief Pat Land said that the fire was on a 75′ by 100′. lot and included a vacant, wood framed structure. One volunteer fire fighter was injured and transported to the hospital. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Previous articlePrincipal retiring after more than three decades with ECISDNext articleReport released on fatal Midland plane crash admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSouthern Style Potato SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local News Five things you need to know today, June 8 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Home Local News Five things you need to know today, June 8 By admin – June 8, 2018 last_img read more

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‘Ma Rainey,’ ‘Minari’ and Boseman lead SAG nominations

first_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articleGreene regrets ‘words of the past,’ without specific apologyNext articleIn thrice-demolished village, a Mideast battle of wills Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp This image released by Pop TV shows, from left, Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Dan Levy from the series “Schitt’s Creek.” The Screen Actors Guild has nominated the cast for a SAG Award for best ensemble in a comedy series.center_img TAGS  Facebook ‘Ma Rainey,’ ‘Minari’ and Boseman lead SAG nominations Twitter Local NewsUS News Twitterlast_img read more

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Cross-party deputation from County Council to seek urgent meeting with Phil Hogan

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – January 16, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Facebook Twitter A cross-party deputation from Donegal County Council are to seek a meeting with the Environment Minister, Phil Hogan, as a matter of urgency.Fianna Fail Party Whip, Cllr, Ciaran Brogan, made the call at todays Draft County Donegal Development Plan meeting. His call was backed by all parties and Councillors.The Council has already written to the Department of Environment seeking and meeting, and senior officials are available to meet.Cllr Brogan said all Councillors share the same worries for the County……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/brog530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Cross-party deputation from County Council to seek urgent meeting with Phil Hogan WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal News Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Previous articleHSE publishes service plan with no confirmation of Donegal bed closure plansNext articleDerry man appears in court on hatchet charges News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+last_img read more

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Superintendent appeals for information about missing woman

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleGardai issue winter warning over heightened risk of criminal activityNext articleGerman ambassador in Letterkenny for Town Twinning ceremony News Highland WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further The army has today joined the search for missing woman, Rhonda O’Loughlin, a native of Northern Ireland now living in Bridgetown, Laghey.Searches are continuing after the 33 year old was last seen just over a week ago in the vicinity of Bridgetown.The search is being led by Superintendent Colm Nevin, who has issued this appeal for information………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/suptnevin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.And the number of Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 9858530. Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twittercenter_img By News Highland – October 1, 2018 Superintendent appeals for information about missing woman Pinterest Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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Video shows suspect linked to fires at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls

first_img@OlyPD/Twitter(OLYMPIA, Was.) — Olympia Police are searching for a suspect connected to fires at two Jehovah’s Witness Halls.Olympia Fire responded to the fire at Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Olympia on Monday morning, according to a press release. The fire was extinguished and the structure was unoccupied at the time, the release said.Video released by Olympia Police shows a suspect pouring liquid outside the building and then starting a fire.“There was a strong smell of petroleum similar to gasoline and other items suggesting the fire had been deliberately started,” the release said.A similar fire was reported later Monday morning at the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tumwater, according to the release. The fire was quickly extinguished and, according to officials, “appears similar to the Olympia fire.”The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is assisting in the investigation.Officials are asking anyone with information on the suspect to come forward. Both incidents are still under investigation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Recovery mission underway for couple who vanished at vacation cottage

first_imgMarin County Sheriff’s Office(MARIN COUNTY, Calif.) — Nearly a week into the search for a married couple in their 70s who vanished at their vacation cottage, Northern California authorities have said those efforts now are a “recovery mission.”“We’ve worked tirelessly combing through all leads and areas surrounding the cottage they were vacationing at, and are now calling this a recovery mission,” the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Thursday.Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, have been missing since noon on Friday, Feb. 14, authorities said.They were last seen at a rental home in Inverness/Seahaven. They were supposed to check out Saturday morning, but all of their belongings, including their wallets, phones and a car, were left at at the cottage, authorities said.Searchers have scoured the area for days, by land, boat and air.If Kiparsky and Irwin were responsive or reachable by foot, “we believe that our extensive search efforts” would have found them, officials said Thursday. “We have been in close contact with family and will continue to search for Carol and Ian.”Authorities will deploy airplanes, helicopters, boats, jet skis, drones, ground searchers and K-9 teams in the recovery effort, officials said.Sheriff’s officials added, “Our thoughts are with the Kiparsky and Irwin family during this difficult time.”Anyone with information is asked to call the Marin County Sheriff’s Office at 415-479-2311.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more