Elmar Husseynov Foundation calls for FBI help in investigating journalist’s death

first_imgNews August 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Elmar Husseynov Foundation calls for FBI help in investigating journalist’s death Help by sharing this information April 9, 2021 Find out more News Organisation AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Follow the news on Azerbaijan Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Azerbaijani journalists have urged local police to work closely with the American FBI to try to solve the murder of editor Elmar Husseynov, who was shot dead in Baku on 2 March 2005. The call was made during a roundtable meeting held by the Elmar Husseynov Foundation on 18 August with journalists, the general public, Husseynov’s family and friends and the lawyer of former minister Farhad Aliyev, who reportedly ordered the killing. They made a joint appeal for action to President Ilham Aliyev noting that new evidence had arisen with the confessions of former police Col. Haji Mamedov, who was charged with the murder on 25 July this year and claimed former development minister Aliyev was behind it. Participants in the meeting said however that prosecutor-general Zakir Garalov and legal officials had too readily accepted Mamedov’s confessions. They criticised official slowness in making an impartial enquiry into the murder. June 8, 2021 Find out more News to go further Newslast_img read more

Broome County Concerned Residents heading to state capital for Wind Turbine Project

first_imgTown of Windsor Supervisor, Carolyn Price said, “The Town of Windsor has experienced growth from energy projects. With another energy project, Bluestone Wind, growth continues. The Host Community Agreement and Payment In Lieu of Taxes will provide new revenue from property that has been tax exempt. New revenue is good news for the Town of Windsor.” The project is proposed to place 27 wind turbines in the towns of Windsor and Sanford. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said in a press release  “Broome County supports the Bluestone Wind project. It would provide a major capital investment in Eastern Broome with hundreds of construction and operation jobs and the significant payments to host landowners will inject new momentum into our local economy. Finally, the towns, school districts and county all stand to benefit from over $45 million worth of revenue from the project over 30 years. We simply cannot afford to allow excessive red tape and regulation to hold back new investment and jobs in Broome County. To keep our children here after they graduate, we need to support local businesses in every way possible.” While many residents are against the idea of wind turbines being placed in their towns, many town officials have said that they think it will be positive for the area. (WBNG)- The group, Broome County Concerned Residents will be heading to Albany Monday to oppose the Calpine Project. center_img The town Supervisors for the towns of Windsor and Sanford also spoke out as well, saying that the wind turbines will help the tax revenue. Meanwhile, Town Supervisor for the town of Sanford Dewey Decker said on the impact of the Host Community Agreement, “The Town is trying to stay down the middle. There is a positive: anyone who is paying taxes will benefit from this, not only on the town tax, but on the school tax and the county tax. People who do not like the project will benefit also.” The New York State siting board is meeting at 10 a.m. Monday to consider Calpine’s application to build the facility.last_img read more

Family members of Barbadian testify for state in Webb’s trial

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 38 Views   no discussions LocalNews Family members of Barbadian testify for state in Webb’s trial by: – June 18, 2012center_img Tweet Sherman WebbThree relatives of a Barbadian male have testified for the state in the murder trial involving Sherman Webb of Kingshill.Webb has been charged with the murder of Corey Poleon of Barbados between August 31, 2009 and March 18, 2010. Webb allegedly confessed the crime to three police officers; corporal Jeffrey James, sergeant Matthew Cuffy and constable Scotland, detailing what transpired and also led them to the scene of the incident.According to information revealed in Court last week, Poleon visited Dominica in February of 2009 and again on August 3rd, 2009 to meet Webb.Allegedly, Webb took Poleon to the heights of River Claire in Elmshall inside a little “wooden shack” where he “chopped him on both sides of his neck” causing him to bleed to death.He then ripped up a few boards in the flooring of the shack, dug a shallow grave, buried him underneath the shack, washed off the blood and then left.Skeletal remains were found by police officers in a “shallow grave” which was identified by the defendant.Samples of these remains were taken to Jamaica and Barbados for testing and were confirmed to be that of Corey Poleon.On Monday, when Court resumed Poleon’s mother, Denise Gilkes, his brother Lawrence Gilkes and sister Janelle Gilkes testified on behalf of the state.Poleon’s mother described him as a very ambitious, intelligent and spiritual young man. She and her son Lawrence Gilkes were instrumental in the process of identifying whether the skeletal remains belonged to Poleon as they both took saliva tests at the Spectra Laboratory in Barbados. Corey’s father, Gabriel Poleon also did a saliva test at that laboratory to assist in identifying the remains.Janelle Gilkes, his sister, explained that she was very close to Poleon and he confided in her and her mother. The other witnesses who have testified so far are, sergeant Matthew Cuffy, police photographer sergeant George Theophile, Mona James; Webb’s aunt and police constable Issac Prevost.James, who sobbed uncontrollably in Court, explained that Webb lived with her for several years and that she saw Poleon for about four days.According to her, when she inquired as to his whereabouts she was informed by her nephew that he had returned home.When the trial resumes on Tuesday, corporal Jeffrey James who was reportedly ill today, will take the witness stand among other witnesses.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

South Florida Closes Beaches for the Fourth

first_imgBeaches in most of south Florida will close for the Fourth of July weekend, with Martin County the latest to announce a planned closure, as the state deals with a massive coronavirus spike that has hit southern parts especially hard.Coronavirus Florida: These beaches are open, closed for July Fourth holiday https://t.co/V8K6UZdzmJ via @Florida_Today— Augie (@kushflavrdjager) July 1, 2020 Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have all announced beaches will be closed for the Fourth of July weekend, and will reopen some time next week.The Florida Keys, including Key West, joined them Monday, after reporting a record number of new coronavirus cases.Martin County private beaches will remain open, but both public and private beaches are closed for the holiday weekend on Palm Beach.The southern part of Florida has been the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the state, though cases are now quickly on the rise in central Florida and the Jacksonville area. Should beaches in the northern part of the state close too?Florida beaches open/closed for July 4• Indian River County, which includes Golden Sands, Wabasso Beach, Tracking Station Beach, Round Island Beach, the east end of Beachcomber Lane and Indian River Shores. The city of Vero Beach decided to restrict access to its public beaches to residents of the city and Indian River County only, The restrictions will be in effect from from 7 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Indian River County public beaches remain open with no restrictions, but County Administrator Jason Brown said officials will continue to monitor the situation.• Collier County, which includes Naples Beach and Marco Island. On Tuesday, Commissioners voted 3-2 to close beaches from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, including Friday ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.The city of Jacksonville announced Monday a mandatory mask mandate would go into effect after a rise in coronavirus cases there. The city plans to host the marquee events of the Republican National Convention, including President Donald Trump’s official acceptance of the party’s nomination, in August. Trump asked for the events to be moved from their original venue in Charlotte, North Carolina, because he wanted to escape social distancing and mask-wearing requirements.last_img read more

Canucks Defeat Blue Jackets Before Heading Out On The Road

first_img None of Vancouver’s lines stood out tonight, but all were steady in their relatively evenly-distributed icetime. The third period saw more of the same.  The Canucks again took a two goal lead at 15:19 of the final frame, as Daniel scored his second of the night on another power play (the Canucks’ second in the game’s final seven minutes).  The Blue Jackets, playing for jobs next season, refused to quit and replied once again, another point shot beating Schneider at 16:24, this time courtesy of James Wisniewski. Columbus applied pressure in the game’s final three minutes but the Canucks held on for the win.  While being outshot 18-12 in the third period, the Canucks finished the game with an overall advantage of 38-36.As compared to their previous horrible games during this homestand, this was again an improved performance for the home side.  Interestingly, this game didn’t include any extended stretches of immense Canuck pressure, but the Canucks were able to put more goals on the scoreboard courtesy of the power play and the play of the Sedins. At the other end of the ice, the Canucks gave up very few (if any) odd-man rushes against.  Columbus was held to a very low number of prime scoring opportunities, and with any luck the Canucks could have had a shutout tonight as none of their goals against were a result of a defensive breakdown. Basically, this game continued the trend of the Canucks putting a better effort on the ice but not being rewarded on the scoreboard – hopefully that trend continues as the team ventures out on the road and the results will start to become more clearly evident as the team steams toward the playoffs. GAME OBSERVATIONS Schneider started in place of embattled number one Roberto Luongo, and didn’t have his best night.  If Luongo had allowed the goals that Schneider let in, the entire fan base would be screaming murder.  The first goal was  soft as Prospal shot it right at him, the puck squeaking through.  The second and third goals were both point shots.  Although the Johnson goal was deflected, Schneider got a piece but couldn’t react quickly enough, and the final goal beat him clean.  Defenders will argue that he was a victim of circumstance on the last two (deflection, screened shot), and they will have a point.  However, if Luongo had been between the pipes for these goals, he wouldn’t be given the same latitude. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Vancouver Canucks closed out their dismal, season-long home stand by squeaking out a 4-3 win against last-place Columbus on Saturday night at Rogers Arena.  The game was close on the scoresheet and in game play, but the Canucks did enough to get the win over the scrappy Blue Jackets.Columbus opened the scoring at 7:55 of the opening period, when veteran forward Vinny Prospal was able to corrall a bouncing puck that eluded Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa and squeak a shot through netminder Cory Schneider.  The puck went through Schneider’s legs and barely crossed the goal line.While the first ten minutes of the game were relatively even and didn’t feature a lot of high quality scoring chances, the Canucks came on after that goal and were able to get two goals past Columbus starter Steve Mason before the period was out.  David Booth got Vancouver’s first after beating defenseman Aaron Johnson to a rebound before beating a swimming Mason and putting the puck into the empty net. Just over a minute later, Daniel Sedin converted a great goal-mouth pass from brother Henrik, who started the play by outmuscling Columbus forward Derek Dorsett along the half wall.  As a result, the Canucks took a 2-1 lead and a 14-11 advantage in shots into the first intermission.The Canucks were easily the better team in the second period.  After receiving their first power play midway through the period, the Canucks extended their lead when Alex Edler rushed the puck coast to coast before bearing in on Mason and beating him five hole.  I’d say that he split the D, however, there just was nothing to split as Columbus just allowed Edler a clear path to the net in what was one of the worst displays of NHL defense I have ever seen. Against the run of play, Columbus got back to within a goal with only four minutes left in the period, after a Jack Johnson point shot deflected off Ryan Kesler’s derriere and over Schneider’s shoulder. In the game’s final minute, Pahlsson lost two more critical defensive zone faceoffs, each against Mark Letestu.  The first loss resulted in Blue Jackets’ pressure and a Vancouver icing, and the second resulted in a near-goal as time expired.  Pahlsson was brought in to be able to win critical faceoffs, and although he finished the game 11 for 18, three of his seven losses resulted in goals or almost-goals. This goaltending contributed to the fact that even though they didn’t give Columbus much, the Canucks still allowed three goals against.  In a league where goals are so hard to come by, a team just can’t afford to give up goals when there’s no legitimate scoring chance. Manny Malhotra missed his second game in a row due to a personal issue.  Typically Malhotra, one of the league’s best, would be taking these critical faceoffs. He doesn’t score a lot, but these plays illustrate his importance to the team. IF THIS WERE A PLAYOFF GAMEIf this had been a playoff game, I think the Canucks would have won.  They were just a better team most of the night and Columbus just didn’t seem threatening.  When down a goal early in the third, the Blue Jackets were given a power play, but even if they scored, the game just had the feeling of a Canuck victory. Unfortunately – the Canucks won’t be playing teams of Columbus’ stature once the playoffs roll around.  Since I’ve been keeping track, the Canucks are now 2-1 “if they had been playoff games”. PARTING SHOTSBroadcast Observation of the Night:  I’m often very hard on Hockey Night in Canada, but one thing I do like about it is the play by play of Mark Lee (apparently, I am in a very small minority on this one).  In general, I feel the quality of his broadcast is brought down by his typical colour partner, Kevin Weekes.Tonight, however, Weekes appeared absolutely brilliant when early in the second period, he called out the fact that Columbus was struggling defending the middle of the ice, even going so far as to say that it wasn’t surprising that they were in last place when they couldn’t do that effectively.  As it turned out, this discourse was perfect foreshadowing for Edler’s goal, when the Blue Jackets’ inability to take away the middle of the ice resulted in his stunning goal.He’s not my favourite colour man, but did Weekes ever look brilliant after that statement.Looking ahead: Vancouver heads out for a four game roadtrip, which gets underway Monday night in Minnesota against the Wild. Max Lapierre was again noticeable in his 12 minutes of icetime, recording 5 hits.  Jannik Hansen continued his solid physical play as well, recording 4 hits.  No other Canucks recorded more than two, as they were outhit 24-16 for the game. The Sedin twins look to be getting back on their game.  They didn’t have any truly dominant shifts tonight, but found a way to pot a couple goals.  One was the result of a good physical play by Henrik (showing a side of his game that is often overlooked), and the other was a result of Daniel getting position in the slot on the power play, sticking with the play, and banging home a rebound.  Neither of them were really “highlight reel” sorts of goals, but it’s encouraging to see them producing with less space on the ice – like they will see in the postseason. The lack of scoring chances against is encouraging, however, as it indicates the team is rounding back into form defensively. The Canucks won 60% of the faceoffs in tonight’s game.  However, it should be noted that on both of Columbus’ second and third goals, the Blue Jackets won the faceoff clean and those wins directly resulted in the point shots that went in.  The first was against Ryan Kesler, the second against Sammy Pahlsson. Columbus’ defense on the Edler goal was simply atrocious.  Edler rushed the puck up the ice, but nobody stood up to him at the blue line.  As he continued into the zone, where usually the two defensemen will converge and squeeze out the puck carrier, he found unfettered access to the net.  Hilariously, Dorsett can be seen yelling at his defensemen, arms raised in a “what is going on” manner, as he watched Edler score.last_img read more

DONEGAL ULSTER CHAMPIONS: PLAYERS HAIL MAESTRO McGUINNESS

first_imgDONEGAL are on their way home tonight with the Anglo-Celt after winning the Ulster Championship against Derry today – with the players praising Donegal manager Jim McGuinness for securing the first Ulster title for the county in 19 years.Donegal won the game by six points – 1-11 to 0-8.And tonight the star players were united in their view as to why Donegal did win….manager Jim McGuinness. The brilliant Colm McFadden – donegaldaily.com’s Man of the Match – said: “Jim told us at half-time to go out and work hard for us. We were delighted that we were able to push on in the second half.”Smiling from ear to ear, McFadden beamed: “This means a lot to us. We have had a lot of disappointment and you think you’ll never win an Ulster medal and today we got it. I’m delighted. I don’t think words can describe how we feel.”Captain fantastic Michael Murphy enthused: “It’s an amazing day for all of us. We have worked hard and we have worked hard for Jim and all of the management team.”Mark McHugh said: “This man (Jim) deserves great credit. From January we have done some amount of work. We showed in the second half what we are capable of and we have some way to go yet. We all work off the same hymn sheet and it paid off for us today. “We had a good defensive structure. The goal came at the right time.”And Michael Hegarty insisted: We wouldn’t have done it without Jim McGuiness. We have a bit of a break now and we can re-group and go on.”The Donegal player was also praiseworthy of Derry – and expressed the hope they can also move forward.“Hopefully Derry will progress because they are a great footballing team,” said Hegarty.The man of the moment – manager Jim – was beaming afterwards. Jim McGuiness said: “It is phenomenal. The scenes here were superb. I feel privileged to be part of this group. They are very hard working. They deserve to get their Ulster medal and they will have that forever more.“The players deserve this. Kevin Cassidy was immense today; huge credit to all team.“It means everything to me to win an Ulster championsip. I always liked playing in the championship and always felt as a player that we didn’t win enough. I’m getting a huge kick out of it now as a manager.”The dedication of this Donegal side has been incredible since January. They have ridden the knocks – and those who would knock themAnd tomorrow morning they will be out training on the beach….getting ready for the All-Ireland phase….the whole county will be right behind them.You can read how it happnened here: www.donegaldaily.com/2011/07/17/ulster-sfc-final-live-text-from-clones-on-donegal-v-derry/Donegal scorers: M Murphy 1-02 (1-00 pen), C McFadden 0-04 (2f), M Hegarty, A Thompson 0-02 each, R Bradley 0-01.Derry scorers: J Kielt 0-04 (2f), C Kielt 0-02, C Gilligan (f), M Donaghy 0-01 each.Donegal: P Durcan, F McGlynn, N McGee, P McGrath, A Thompson, K Lacey, K Cassidy, R Kavanagh, N Gallagher, M McHugh, M Hegarty, R Bradley, P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.Subs: M McElhinney for Kavanagh (32), D Molloy for McBrearty (52), D Walsh for Bradley (58), G O’Kane for B McGoldrick (61), PJ McCloskey for Muldoon (61)Derry: D Devlin, SL McGoldrick, K McGuckin, D McBride, C Mullan, C Kielt, B McGoldrick, J Diver, M Friel, M Lynch, C O’Boyle, M Bateson, E Muldoon, J Kielt, C Gilligan.Subs: M Donaghy for Bateson (27), K McCloy for Mullan (46), E McGuckin for GilliganReferee: M Deegan (Laois).DONEGAL ULSTER CHAMPIONS: PLAYERS HAIL MAESTRO McGUINNESS was last modified: July 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL ULSTER SFC CHAMPIONSDonegal v Derrylast_img read more