In welcome but belated move, US army orders enquiry into shooting on ITN crew

first_img 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 morelast_img read more

Willie’s bill to remove EPA’s absolute immunity

first_imgShannon 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 Printcenter_img 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 Jacques WhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

Time for Angels

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Paintings of angels make special gifts for the birth of babies and for birthdays,” Peacock said. “I have requests for paintings of angles when someone passes away and in memory of someone. I’ve had requests of angels of all different kinds – of doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, anyone who helps in times of need.”And, in the year 2020, there was been even more interest in angels.“Right now, we are seeing more acts of kindness because so many people are hurting and for so many different reasons,” Peacock said. “There are all kinds of angels among us.”For Peacock, the year has been a challenging and busy one. So much so, that she put down the paint brush to tend to other things.“So much was going on that I didn’t have my head on straight,” Peacock said. “Then, around the first of December, I felt the need to paint. I wanted to paint.”So, paint she did. One angel after another. “It was a good Christmas for angels,” Peacock said. “So, I was able to do something in support of cancer research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, even in a short time.” Peacock donates every dime that she receives from her angel paintings to St. Jude. She does not take any expenses from the proceeds, not for canvases, paints or anything associated with the angel paintings.“It all goes to St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer,” she said. “That is what I can do and what I want to do. It’s that important to me.” Peacock expressed appreciation to all of those who make it possible for her angel art to help the St. Jude children and their families.“There are no charges for the services at St. Jude and the angel paintings are what I can do to support childhood cancer research and those babies,” Peacock said. “Those who buy the angels also support St. Jude. Christmas 2020 was a good time for angels and I thank all of those who bought the angels at Christmas and throughout the year.” Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Her first attempt was not what she had hoped.“I tried to paint an angel and she was pitiful,” Peacock said, laughing. “Her wings looked more like butterfly wings than angel wings.”Peacock realized that, if she was going to paint angels, she had nowhere to go but up.That angel with butterfly wings was the beginning of what is now an ongoing mission in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and also to do something Peacock loves to do and something in which others find joy and peace. By Jaine Treadwell Peacock can’t put a finger on the exact date she made a commitment to help raise funds in her “small way” for St. Jude.“But, I started painting angels because I believed in what Danny Thomas was doing to help babies with cancer,” she said. “At St. Jude, lives were being save and I wanted to be a part of that in some small way.”Peacock’s dad was an artist and, just out of curiosity, she decided to see if she had inherited any of his talent. You Might Like Skip 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? 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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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Published 8:37 pm Monday, January 4, 2021 Email the author Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Time for Angels Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Schools ready for students’ return By Lauren Johnson As the holiday break comes to an end, local schools are preparing for the return of their… read more Brenda Peacock is not sure how long she has been painting angels. But she has no intention of not painting angels.“As long as I can,” she said. “And, as long as it might help.”For Peacock, painting angels is a way of self-expression, a way to help others express joy or sorrow and, especially, a way to support the life-saving efforts of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.last_img read more

Live Stream Muse, Jane’s Addiction, & More At KAABOO All Weekend Long

first_imgSan 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.last_img read more