News Reporters Without Borders welcomes the opening of an enquiry into the deathof ITN reporter Terry Lloyd and the disappearance of ITN cameraman FredNerac and interpreter Hussein Osman (see photo) in southern Iraq. It hopesthis US enquiry, although late in the day, will discover what happened tothe two who have been missing for more than a month. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the US army’s belated decision to investigate the 22 March shooting incident in southern Iraq in which ITN reporter Terry Lloyd was killed and two members of Lloyd’s crew went missing. But the organisation deplored the fact that enquiry was not ordered sooner. The decision to hold the enquiry was reported to ITN by Col. Ray Sheperd of Centcom in Qatar on 28 April.”It was high time the US army decided to investigate this tragic incident,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “It is a safe bet that it was ITN’s independent enquiry in the field rather than Colin Powell’s promises that forced the US military to end their silence on the incident and offer an explanation.”While on an official visit to Brussels on 3 April, US secretary of state Colin Powell gave a “personal” undertaking to Fabienne Nerac, the wife of one of the two missing ITN crew members, to obtain information about the fate of her husband. She has so far not received any information from the Americans.”ITN and my family have been asking the Americans to launch an investigation for the past 40 days,” Fabienne Nerac said. “Now they finally have, and I hope we are going to receive information quickly. The Americans have promised to question their marines, locate the videotape recording they made at the site of the incident, and to give us a report on the progress of the investigation each week,” she said.In the 22 March incident, a four-member crew from Britain’s Independent Television News (ITN) came under fire near the southern city of Basra. The gunfire probably came from a group of US marines. ITN reporter Terry Lloyd, 51, was killed and Belgian cameraman Daniel Demoustier was wounded. The two other members of the crew, French cameraman Frédéric Nerac and Lebanese interpreter Hussein Othman, have been missing ever since. Help by sharing this information News Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News May 2, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In welcome but belated move, US army orders enquiry into shooting on ITN crew IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more
Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsPoliticsWillie’s bill to remove EPA’s absolute immunityBy Alan Jacques – October 3, 2018 2448 Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Email An Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD and Michael FinneranTD Minister for Housing and Local Services ; Willie O’Dea TD John Fitzgerald, Chairman, Limerick Regeneration Agencies (left) and Peter Power TD Minister of State visiting Limerick to launch Phase 1 of the Limerick Regeneration Programme. This involves 26 new projects with an investment of Û337 Million. .- Photo: Kieran Clancy / Picsure ©28/6/10* Issued on behalf of Limerick Regeneration Agencies…. With Compliments .. NO FEE …..LIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has published a draft bill to remove the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) absolute right to immunity.The Environmental Protection Agency (Amendment) Bill 2018 seeks to delete Section 15 of the 1992 EPA Act and amend Section 67 of the 1996 Waste Management Act that gives the EPA immunity from suit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a short but important piece of legislation. At present, the EPA has absolute immunity from legal consequences despite a 2011 expert review group report saying that ‘doubts have been expressed about the constitutionality of this immunity and whether it is compatible with obligations arising under the European Convention on Human Rights,” Deputy O’Dea said.“Furthermore, the review group concluded that ‘the absolute nature of the EPA’s immunity was difficult to justify in a modern legislative scheme and that it should be revised when the opportunity arises’.“The EPA is an incredibly powerful organisation whose decisions impact on communities up and down the country. I don’t believe they should have absolute immunity, in all cases, from suit. Their actions have consequences,” he concluded. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Facebook Previous articleWATCH: Highlights from Munster’s record Pro 14 victory over UlsterNext articleJoe Henry plays Dolan’s Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?
San Diego-area KAABOO Del Mar is celebrating their third year this weekend. Bringing a new kind of entertainment and arts experience, KAABOO is a voyage that combines rock-n-roll music and taste making events in a modern wonderland on the warm shores of the Pacific. LiveList will power the live stream experience for those festival-goers that can’t make it this year by providing a weekend-long, 20-hour stream covering music, culture, art, and more. The 3-day interactive experience will feature performances, backstage interviews and more from over 20 internationally known artists including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, X Ambassadors, Jane’s Addiction, T-Pain, Jason DeRulo, DJ Diesel (Shaq), Machine Gun Kelly, Logic, and more. Additional segments will be hosted by Scott Russo of Unwritten Law, and will include interactive elements such as real-time polling and social hashtagging.Saturday’s lineup includes PiNK, Muse, Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, Logic, Garbage, The Wallflowers, Machine Gun Kelly, The Knocks, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Lany, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Lost Kings, The Him, The Tubes, Sam Sparro, and more.Thanks to LiveList, you can live stream most of the festival in the video below: Sunday will continue with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, +Live+, Milky Chance, T-Pain, Pepper, Pete Yorn, Trevor Hall, and more.LiveList is the largest aggregator of live music streams in the world, and with their expanding set of tools for content creators, the LiveChannel experience enables fans to actively engage around the shared live content with audiences from around the world; chatting, posting messages through hashtags, writing articles and engaging in real-time polls throughout the live experience.See below for the full KAABOO schedule.