Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity

first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Follow the news on Syria Organisation News April 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four French journalists released after 10 months in captivity News Help by sharing this information Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img February 3, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 8, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has learned with “immense relief and great joy” that four French journalists who had been held in northern Syria by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) since June 2013 – Didier François, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Hénin and Pierre Torres – were released at the Turkish border last night.“To say we are delighted by their release is an understatement,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “It is deeply satisfying to now know with certainty that the support committee’s optimism was not unfounded and that the four hostages have recovered what they should never have lost – their freedom”“The optimism did not of course prevent concern. The families, colleagues and friends were confident that the hostages would be eventually be released but no one knew when and after how many more months in captivity. Would the Islamist group holding them decide to keep them under its control until the end of this terrible conflict in Syria? It was a possibility. Could the worst take place? In this sort of case, only the definitive release of the hostages and their return to a safe place can end the anxiety.”Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to the efforts of their families, their colleagues, the support committee led by French journalists Florence Aubenas, Serge July and Karen Lajon and all those who, like RWB, defend freedom of information.“Our thoughts go out to all the other journalists still held hostage in Syria and to the more than 100 news providers who have lost their lives covering the Syrian conflict,” Deloire added.Nine foreign journalists and more than 20 Syrian news providers are still held hostage or are missing in Syria, while around 40 Syrian journalists and citizen-journalists are being held by the government. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News Newslast_img read more

Man airlifted to LUH after getting into difficulty at Kinnagoe Bay

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – July 15, 2019 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Man airlifted to LUH after getting into difficulty at Kinnagoe Bay WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Update:Its emerged that a teenager who was airlifted to Letterkenny University Hospital yesterday evening after falling 35 feet from a cliff edge near Kinnego Bay was part of a group of six teenagers who had been rock climbing in the area.Initial first aid was provided by two kayakers after the alarm was raised when two of the party made their way back to the beach and alerted campers in the area.The Greencastle Coast Guard rescue boat was tasked and arrived on the scene shortly after 9pm.Crew were landed ashore to provide assistance while the rescue boat removed three of the teenagers from rocks and landed them safety to the beach where they were attended to by waiting HSE ambulance crew.The casualty was transferred to Letterkenny University Hospital by the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 118. Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Twitter Previous articleZimbabwe tie series with win despite confident Irish batting performance – ReactionNext articleOisin Orr steers Eadbhard to victory at Fairyhouse News Highland Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

HOPE: Home offers hope and a promise for a new beginning

first_img Published 7:21 pm Wednesday, March 25, 2020 You Might Like Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Tina Barbour, right, came to the House of Hope in Brundidge not really knowing what to expect. But, in short time, she found a welcoming community and a “a greenhouse where God could do His work without distraction.” Pictured with Barbour, is Alicia Carroll, House of Hope director. The annual House of Hope fundraiser has been postponed until September. Until then, donations are greatly appreciated. Call 205-440-9712 for more information. HOPE: Home offers hope and a promise for a new beginning “The House of Hope was the logical place for me,” she said. “For me, it was a calling and I had peace about it.”Barbour is originally from California where she was a dental hygienist for 16 years.  Her parents later moved to the Tallahassee, Florida area and Barbour has also spent time there.“My parents are close so they can visit me often. It’s comforting to have family nearby. I’m fortunate to have a job here in Brundidge and to have been a member of the cast in the community theater here. I feel at home in a Hallmark town.” Email the author ‘I’m concerned … but life goes on’ Frank and Wynnette Fryer laughingly said they would not normally be grocery shopping in the “wee” hours but then, there… read more Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Just what that “more” will be, Barbour is not sure.She admits that she misses the big cities and the California beaches.“And I miss the highways,” Barbour said and added with a smile, “here, there are too many trees.”Barbour said she would be happy in a bungalow on the beach. She plays the piano and would like to play with a band, maybe Indy or folk music. But most of all, she wants to be a contributing part of the community were God places her. She wants to fulfill God’s plan for her which she thinks is, not as an extra, but, with a supporting role, maybe even in a Hallmark town. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder But even in Hallmark towns, there are challenges, including working on the line at a food manufacturing company.“It’s not an easy job; actually, it’s tough,” she said. “It’s challenging and I need to be challenged. But, I don’t feel stressed, just tested and I’m passing the test.”Barbour said her ability to find peace and contentment at the House of Hope has made it possible for her to seek the plan that God has orchestrated for her life.“Being here at the House of Hope is like being in a greenhouse where God can do His work without distraction,” she said. “This is not an end all place. For me, this is the jumping off place. I know that God has more in life for me. There is going to be more to come.” Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen When Tina Barbour arrived at the House of Hope in the early fall of 2019, she thought she was being cast as an extra in a Hallmark movie.“Brundidge is such a quaint little town and the people are so genuine, I do feel like I’m back in time,” Barbour said. “Brundidge feels like home now. I’m very comfortable here. This is where I needed to be to become who I am in Christ.”Barbour is one of three residents currently at the House of Hope. She was among the group of women who attended Open House at the House of Hope in March 2019.  She did so with no thoughts of being a resident there.However, her belief is that God had a hand in bringing her to the House of Hope and providing her with the opportunities to be a resident there and a part of the community. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Stueben County Police arrest suspected molester at South Bend bus station

first_img Google+ Previous articleBlaze at grocery store in Mishawaka under investigationNext articleSnow totals from this weekend’s winter storm Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ Stueben County Police arrest suspected molester at South Bend bus station Pinterest Twitter (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) Steuben County police arrested a man, who was wanted on two county of child molesting Friday.Preston Young, 35, was found, Friday, Jan. 29, at a bus station in South Bend.Police say he had sexual contact with a teenage girl in July of 2020.He is being held without bond. Facebook Twitter By Jon Zimney – January 30, 2021 1 364 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Irish playwright to present reading in new Snite art exhibit

first_imgKicking off new Irish art exhibit “Looking at the Stars,” acclaimed playwright Marina Carr will present a reading in the Snite Museum of Art on Thursday afternoon.Carr is the first in a fall speaker series hosted by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. A native of Dublin, she is known for her modern adaptations of classical themes and has authored nearly 30 plays.Her most famous work, “By the Bog of Cats,” has been compared to Greek tragedy, assistant director of the Keough-Naughton Institute Mary Hendriksen said.“It’s some of the themes of the ancient Greeks, but in a modern context,” Hendriksen said.The new exhibit where Carr will be speaking, “Looking at the Stars,” opened Aug. 17 and features a number of Irish paintings and photographs, including some from University benefactors Donald and Marilyn Keough. Pieces from the University’s collections, as well as a number of visiting works, will also be displayed.A gallery of about 50 photographs by Alen MacWeeney will be displayed in the room where Carr will present. MacWeeney has earned praise for his work capturing the lifestyle of Irish Travellers, a traditionally nomadic Irish ethnic group, Hendriksen said.During regular museum hours, visitors can also engage with an audio portion of the exhibit prepared by the Snite’s student interns.“[McWeeney] recorded some of the songs and stories [of Travellers] and then the interns transcribed them,” Hendriksen said. “You can take your smartphone to the gallery and listen to some of the songs.”Carr will be spending two weeks at Notre Dame as a writer-in-residence at the Keough-Naughton Institute teaching playwriting and creative writing to English and Film, Television and Theatre (FTT) students.Students joined her and FTT professor Anne Garcia-Romero, english professors Susan Cannon Harris and english professor Joyelle McSweeney for a roundtable discussion Tuesday night. On Thursday, she will be leading a playwriting workshop.“Students [will] bring a one-page monologue and actually critique each other’s work,” Hendriksen said.While it is Carr’s first time at Notre Dame, she has partnered with the University’s Irish satellites for a number of years. She presented at Keough Naughton’s IRISH, a three-week Irish studies seminar for graduate students, in 2016. Carr has also been a guest lecturer and a summer creative writing instructor at Kylemore Abbey Global Centre, a venue for Notre Dame programming in Connemara, Ireland.Hendriksen said she considers Carr’s writing and “Looking at the Stars” natural complements.“Her work, herself and those paintings and photography together — it’s a whole extraordinary package,” she said.A question-and-answer session, as well as a public reception, will follow the reading. Keough-Naughton’s fall speaker series will continue throughout September. On Tuesday at 3 p.m., professor of geography and archaeology at the National University of Ireland Kieran O’Conor will deliver a lecture on ancient Irish settlements in 278 Corbett Hall. A lecture on Irish writer John McGahern titled “The Letters of John McGahern: A Year in the Life (1970),” lead by University of Liverpool professor of Irish literature in English Frank Shovlin will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. Tenor Fran O’Rourke and classical guitarist John Feely will perform songs by traditional Irish folk singer James Joyce at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. Both presentations will take place in the “Looking at the Stars” exhibit.Tags: Ireland, Irish Studies, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Snite Museum of Artlast_img read more

Mother of nine is seeking justice after being attacked

first_imgCourt gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comA mother of nine from the community of Tarish Pit is calling on the relevant authorities to assist her in getting ‘justice’.Mrs Elizabeth Smith Nicholas told SAT TV News that two weeks have already elapsed after she was attacked by a man while walking with her seven (7) month old twin on the Stockfarm Road.According to Mrs Nicholas, who received twelve (12) stitches to her head at the Princess Margaret Hospital following the incident, the man attacked her for no reason at all.She recalled bits and pieces of the incident.‘I was walking up the road with my twin in the pram when I saw the man coming down. I was walking and talking with a friend of mine, when he come and hold the pram. I told him to let go the pram, he refused. My friend also told him to let go of the pram. After he eventually let go of the pram, they told me to continue walking and ignore him. He started to pelt stones, one missed me. Then all I could remember after that was that I was at the hospital. One of the stones knocked me at the back of my head, and I ‘pass out’ on the road, my children and the pram fell down,’ Nicholas recalled.Mrs Nicholas says reports have been made to the police and she feels threatened since the man is still seen ‘at large’ in the community.She says that she is ready to take the matter to court, but the authorities seem to be ‘sleeping on the matter’.‘I got the medical certificate and brought it to the Police. Up to now they haven’t arrested the guy. He is still in the community threatening me when I passing. I just need the police to arrest him and bring him to the courts.’‘I have my nine children to look after. I got twelve stitches in my head. My head hurting me at night. They need to do something about that,’ stressed Nicholas.Mrs Nicholas is hoping that at the end of this case, the man in question will also foot her medical bills.She is hopeful that the authorities will hear her plea and address the matter in the quickest time possible. Share 18 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img “We are investigating the matter, the Police Officers have gone out on several occasions in search of the accused however, the chap is very elusive. Because the police has not caught the guy she is claiming that we are not doing anything” he said.Inspector Weekes also said, “it is unfair to say that the police is not doing anything, in fact it is very unfair to say so.”Mr. Weekes indicated that police investigation into the matter continues and that the police will continue to do their work despite the claims by Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Nicholas.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Mother of nine is seeking justice after being attacked by: – July 6, 2011 Share Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes.Meantime, Dominica Vibes News spoke with Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes who assured us that the matter is being dealth with.last_img read more

Girls Golf Regionals Results At Lapel

first_imgGolf ball about to fall into the cup at sunsetIt was a record setting day for the Lady Wildcat Golf team at the Lapel Regional tournament today! They shot a school 18-hole team record of 335 which earned them 5th place out of 18 teams. This is the lowest finish in a Regional for any Wildcat golf team. Seniors, Dana Branstetter and Kendyl Brack, both shot 78, which was low for the team and also earned them a 12th place finish in a field of 110 players. They also missed advancing as an individual to the state tournament by 1 stroke.  Fishers won the team corwn.The top 3 teams and 5 individuals outside of advancing teams move on to the state tournament next weekend. The team came up short this year but still performed at a very high level.   FC placed 5th and Greensburg finished 16th.2017 Girls Golf Regionals @ Lapel“My team picked a great day to shoot their best score of the season! I had three players shoot their personal best, Kendyl Brack 78, Maggie Brack 86, and Gracie Graf 98. All my players broke 100 which is also a first of the season. We may have come up short on advancing but we played against some power houses and it’s very possible that the state champ will come out of this Regional. The girls proved they belonged in this type of atmosphere. It was a very bitter sweet day knowing we broke the school record but at the same time it was the last time Dana and Kendyl will tee up as a Wildcat. They both have made Franklin County High School proud with their dedication and talents on and off the golf course. They will both move on to do great things but will definitely missed.”  Wildcats Coach Marisa Mears.Dana Branstetter – 78; Kendyl Brack – 78 (personal best); Abby Orschell – 93; Maggie Brack – 86 (personal best); Gracie Graf – 98 (personal best).last_img read more

O’Connell praises Schmidt

first_img Attacking frailties blew a Grand Slam tilt this year, with the 23-16 defeat in Wales putting paid to Ireland’s ambitions of a clean sweep. O’Connell vowed Ireland would “keep the faith” with Schmidt’s game plan amid criticism for a lack of cutting edge that compounded defeat in Wales. The 35-year-old lock and his team-mates came good against an admittedly poor Scotland, running in four tries to land the Six Nations title on a six-point, points-difference margin. How it would all have been so different had those Ireland stars who had never worked with Schmidt before had failed to adjust to his unremitting regime. Schmidt’s steely attention to the most minute detail led Leinster to multiple Heineken Cup and Pro12 triumphs. When Munster claimed European glory on O’Connell’s watch, passion and fervour drove the Limerick legion as much as any acumen. O’Connell was typically blunt in 2013 defeat to Wales that unless Ireland married the two approaches, the Schmidt era would have floundered from the outset. “I suppose for a few of us we’ve a little bit to learn under Joe, there’s a lot of technical stuff we need to get right,” said O’Connell in the wake of that November 2013 Australia defeat. “But you can’t lose track of that intensity and that aggression that’s required at Test rugby as well. “You could see how high their emotion was in comparison to ours when we got our turnovers, and that was disappointing from our point of view.” Munster playmaker Conor Murray had just established himself as the British and Irish Lions’ top scrum-half in touring victory in Australia when Schmidt took the Ireland helm. The fast-improving half-back was not prepared to rest on his laurels however, and admitted that Schmidt has since taken him to task at every occasion, badgering him to refine and distil his precision still further. “When Joe came in we were nervous whether he would like you as a player, the style of play and would you fit into that,” said Murray, delighting in Ireland’s second Six Nations triumph. “That was the main part for me. I’m sure for a number of other players too. “As time went on, you knew how good he was with what he had done with Leinster. “It was just taking time to get used to his game plan. “It was a little different to what we have played with before with our province or Ireland, so it just took a little bit of time “But the information he gives you is so clear and so accurate, you see it on the Tuesday in the video room and it does happen on Saturday in an international game. That is no surprise. “He studies the game unbelievably hard and knows it inside out and we are blessed to have a coach like him.” Ireland skipper O’Connell hailed head coach Schmidt’s meticulous mindset in the wake of 40-10 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield that swiped the Six Nations crown once more. Munster talisman O’Connell believes Ireland’s twin glories are wholly constructed on full confidence in boss Schmidt – even in the wake of galling defeats. “He’s right up there with the best I’ve worked with, he is a fantastic coach,” said O’Connell. “I think the trust the players have in what he does and what his coaching staff do is a massive part of why we’re successful. “Certainly times like Australia in the first game, the England game last year, Wales last week, those were times where other teams might question themselves – but we never did. “I don’t think we’ve ever once done that. “There’s a lot of trust and a lot of confidence in the coaches.” Such unstinting praise is a far cry from the fallout from Ireland’s first loss under ex-Leinster boss Schmidt, a 32-15 Dublin defeat to Australian in November 2013 – and O’Connell knows that, too. O’Connell conceded Ireland had “a little bit to learn” in adapting to new boss Schmidt’s approach in 2013, with the head coach citing a “disconnect” among the players for that loss. Not since that Australia defeat could Schmidt label “defensive naivety” as among his side’s shortcomings. Paul O’Connell insists Ireland’s back-to-back RBS 6 Nations titles rest entirely on never once questioning taskmaster boss Joe Schmidt’s intense methods. Press Associationlast_img read more