Two Eritrean journalists captured in Somalia are shown in video posted on pro-government website in Ethiopia

first_img EthiopiaAfrica Help by sharing this information May 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ethiopia RSF_en News to go further A video published on an Ethiopian pro-government website on 13 April includes footage of two Eritrean state TV journalists, cameraman Tesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi and reporter Saleh Idris Gama, who have been held in secret since their arrest late last year in Somalia.“We are certain of their identity and of the fact that they are professional journalists who were sent to Somalia to work for the TV station that employs them,” Reporters Without Borders said today. “That foreigners, including Eritreans, fought alongside the Union of Islamic Courts and are now prisoners of war is one thing. But Tesfalidet and Saleh were not combatants and should not be used to settle scores between Ethiopia and Eritrea.”The video is a three-part documentary criticising Eritrea’s involvement in last December’s fighting in Somalia alongside the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC). Posted on the Ethiopian pro-government side and bearing the copyright of the Ethiopian public TV station ETV, it condemns the presence in Somalia of “foreign fighters” who were captured by the Ethiopian and Somali armies.With commentary that is very critical of Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki, the documentary uses interviews with Eritrean citizens, including the two journalists. Their Eritrean passports are shown and what they say on camera, in Tigrinya, is simultaneously translated into Amharic.Tesfalidet is shown wearing a blue tracksuit top and “seems tired,” according to one of his friends, now living in exile. He recounts how he was summoned to Asmara airport last December to go on a trip without knowing where. He only realised it was Mogadishu when they landed.At one point – a remark that is not translated into Amharic by the filmmakers – he describes “laying my camera on the ground” on his arrival in Somalia, and at the same time he mimes putting something down. The interview, filmed while he was held in Ethiopia, is captioned: “Tesfalidet Kidane Tesfazghi, a ‘shabia’ soldier captured during the war.” Shabia literally means “popular” but it is used as nickname for the Eritrean regime.His exiled friend told Reporters Without Borders: “Tesfalidet Kidane is a staff cameraman with Eri-TV and was imprisoned arbitrarily by the Eritrean government several times, in 2005 and 2006.”A former Eri-TV journalist now in exile told Reporters Without Borders: “It is not surprising that these journalists were not told what their final destination was. This is standard practice in the public media, when the information ministry wants to maintain secrecy. The same thing happened to me several times, being sent somewhere in the provinces without knowing why.”He added that the state TV station does not have the resources to broadcast live from outside the country and “probably decided to send a crew to Somalia in anticipation of a UIC victory over the transitional federal government.”Saleh, who normally presents an Eri-TV news programme on “patriotic” youth, is described in the video as a “lieutenant and brigade administrator, captured during the war in Somalia.” Footage of some of his programmes, in which he is seen wearing Eritrean uniform, is included in the video. His account is very similar to that of Tesfalidet. In the interview, filmed while he was being held in Ethiopia, shows him wearing a light-coloured shirt and he seems in good health. Receive email alerts EthiopiaAfrica April 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Eritrean journalists captured in Somalia are shown in video posted on pro-government website in Ethiopiacenter_img May 21, 2021 Find out more February 10, 2021 Find out more RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia News Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation News Organisation Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Newslast_img read more

Delta announces latest expansion to Caribbean

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleTravel Delta announces latest expansion to Caribbean by: – November 16, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Image via: righttruth.typepad.comNEW YORK, USA — Delta Air Lines has announced its latest expansion in New York City, with 12 new daily flights to 11 domestic and Caribbean destinations in spring and summer 2012.In March, Delta will add new frequencies between New York-JFK and Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Delta also will launch new nonstop service between New York-LaGuardia and Nassau, Bahamas. The new and expanded Caribbean routes will serve significant local demand for flights to those markets.“Our expanded service to these key Caribbean and domestic destinations reinforces our ongoing commitment to our customers in New York,” said Gail Grimmett, Delta’s senior vice president – New York. “With our planned expansion at LaGuardia Airport, and our terminal renovation and expansion at JFK, Delta is continuing to position itself as the preferred carrier for customers traveling to and from New York.”All flights will be operated with dual-class aircraft. Delta also announced introductory one-way fares for its new Caribbean service from New York. Caribbean News Now 30 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Inter Milan make move for Man United defender

first_imgInter Milan have reportedly enquired about signing Manchester United captain Ashley Young.Advertisement Ashley Young has emerged as a shock target for Inter MilanThat is despite the veteran full-back being match fit and ready for action.Now MEN claim that his absence could be due to the fact he may be on his way to completing a surprise switch to the Serie A giants.Inter boss Antonio Conte had previously tried to sign the ex-England international for Chelsea back in 2017 but failed to get a deal over the line.Young, who joined United from Aston Villa in 2011, is out of contract at Old Trafford in June.And that means he is now able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club.But it is understood that Italian top-flight leaders Inter are interested in a transfer this month.That could tempt United to allow the former Watford man to depart now for a small fee rather than lose him for nothing in the summer. Read Also: Man City ready to land long-term Man United transfer targetBrandon Williams, 19, played left-back for the Red Devils against City.That was his tenth career start, and despite the latest result, he has impressed Solskjaer and supporters with his displays.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 34-year-old was left out of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for Tuesday’s 3-1 League Cup semi-final first leg defeat to Man City.center_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right NowThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone Loading… last_img read more

5 things to know before No. 20 Syracuse faces No. 5 Maryland on Wednesday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 20 Syracuse (4-1) will travel to College Park, Maryland to play the No. 5 Terrapins (6-0) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as part of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.Here are five things you need to know before the matchup:Double troubleMaryland is the second top-five opponent the Orange will face only six games into the season.  Syracuse fell to then-No. 4 Tennessee on Nov. 20, 57-55.SU guard Brittney Sykes had a chance to tie the game with just six seconds left, but missed the first of two free throws before intentionally missing the second.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange went 0-3 against top five opponents last season and 0-6 against the top 10.“It really sucks when you lose a game by that close of a margin,” center Briana Day said. “… We’re in a desperation mode. We know we can do it. We want to prove to other people … how good we really are.”Head coach Quentin Hillsman said a win over Maryland would be a quality win on the road and have huge implications come Selection Monday. Starting point guard Alexis Peterson added that it’s easier to get upsets early in the season when it’s harder for teams to scout.Running drySyracuse has been outscored 90-71 in the third quarter this season. The Orange had to be saved by fourth quarter runs against Fordham, Washington and Rhode Island to avoid upsets.Hillsman said the defense has been solid for the full games, but that the offense needs to be more proactive.“It’s about scoring, man, we’re just not scoring,” Hillsman said. “We come out of the locker room and we’re just not productive scoring. We’ve got to be more productive scoring in the third quarter.”The Orange is outscoring its opponents 273-198 in the other quarters.In the paintMaryland boasts coaches’ All-Big Ten First Team center Brionna Jones, who is second on the team with 15.2 points per game and grabs a team-leading 10 rebounds per contest.Hillsman said the key to defending Jones is utilizing the 2-3 zone that Syracuse runs and not allowing her to get in the post one-on-one with SU’s Briana or Bria Day. He wants them to smother her off the ball to limit her touches.Briana Day said it’ll be a foot fight in the post and she’ll have to use her speed to get in front of Jones and in good position. If Briana Day can prevent Jones from scoring on rebounds, it’ll take away 15-20 of Maryland’s points, she said.“We’re a really good rebounding team and I know that Maryland is too,” Briana Day said. “If we get all of our primary rebounders down there and just box them out … we’ll be great.”Led by Jones, Maryland averages a 20.5 rebound advantage its opponents — third best in the country. Syracuse, averaging just a 0.8 advantage, is ranked 174th.Cloak and daggerSyracuse’s 14.4 steals per game ranks fourth in the country and has helped the Orange to an eighth-best 8.80 average turnover margin on the year.Peterson has spearheaded the SU defense with 23 steals this season.Movin’ On UpSyracuse rose three spots to No. 20 in the Associated Press Poll released Monday after off a 3-0 week, in which it beat Morgan State, 90-61, Washington, 66-62, and Fordham, 76-54.With a win over the Terrapins, the Orange could reach its highest-ever ranking.Last season, SU opened the season 8-1 and jumped to No. 19 in the poll — a program record. Comments Published on December 1, 2015 at 11:18 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuslast_img read more

Pattaya Sport Club Golf Schedule – Friday August 2, 2019 –…

first_imgPhoenix PattaviaPattayaC.C. Valley View HackersGreen Valley Siam Old CouresSiam Old Coures TBA Laem Chabang The Golf ClubParichat Lewiinski’sSiam Old Coures Greenwood Eastern Star Harry’s Golf Green Valley Apple’s IrishTBA Cafe Kronborg Pattana Treasure Hill Billabong GolfBurapha TBA Outback Golf Bar TBA Tropical GolfKhaoKheow Colin’s GolfBangpakongGreen Valley Bangpra The LinksPattana Retox Game OnPattaviacenter_img DATE: Fri2Set 3Sun4Mon5Tue6Wed7Thu8Fri9 I Rovers Le KataiPleasant Valley Green ValleyPattaviaGreenwoodParichat Green ValleyGreen Valley Pleasant ValleyKhaoKheow Growling Swan The Players Lounge PSCThe next PSC monthly golf tournamentwill be a 4-person Texas-Scramble at Parichat G.C. on August 15 Siam Country Green ValleyBurapha TBATBA GreenwoodGreenValleyKhaoKheowEasternStarPleasant Valley Eastem StarCrystal Bay Sugar ShackCrystal Bay Bunker BoysTreasure Hill GreenwoodPattayaC.C. Pattana Treasure HillKhaoKheow Greenwood Crystal Bay PattaviaThe Emerald The Bunker Boys meet at Woody’s Bar on Soi Skaw Beach for golf outings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday ( or call 094368 3580, 081 788 2338 or 087 693 7803. Transportation leaves from Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn at 8:15 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, (contact Dave on tel. 038 602 2117). Colin’s Bar plays golf Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri ( The Growling Swan plays golf on Monday & Thursday ( Lewinski’s in Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13/3), play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Transport is available, call Marcus on 089 503 9179 for further information and booking. The Pattaya Links Hotel Golf Society departs from Soi Buakhao on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Phil on 0625 933 380 or visit The Golf Club is located on Soij LK Metro. Call Phil on 090 769 3778.  Tropical Golf meets at BJ’s Holiday Lodge at 8am on Tuesday’ & Friday. Call Derek on 089 034 0629. Retox Golf – Tel. (Paul) 0923744276, Email [email protected]last_img read more