Reporter dies from burn injuries in far-south bombings

first_img Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar September 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter dies from burn injuries in far-south bombings News to go further Organisation Receive email alerts ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Thailand Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom May 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News August 21, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that local reporter Phamon Phonphanit died on 24 September from the burns he sustained in a series of three bombings on 16 September in the far-south town Sungai Kolok, where bombings are frequent. We offer our condolences to his family.Phamon, who worked for Sue Samut Atyakam, a local newspaper, had been sent to cover the first two bomb explosions and was badly injured when the third bomb exploded. He was taken to Yala central hospital, where he died eight days later. The toll from the three bombs now stands at six dead and 110 injured. ThailandAsia – Pacific Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF_en News June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Maybe I’ll Ride Next Week

first_imgSaturday night and I’m out drinking beer and texting to make my Sunday mountain bike plan. Just to be somewhat conscious, I drink water between glasses, hoping to defeat entire dehydration before beginning an epic Sunday.Truthfully, I decide early on that my Sunday ride will be shared with Sunday chores. I like puttzing around the house taking care of things while on the iPod, fixing, organizing, sawing, painting, creating – all without the interruption of children. How blissful to have both in one day.By 7:30 I loll awake and lie in the bed making sure this is real. Quiet. The puppy isn’t even harassing me. I read the paper in my jammies while drinking strong coffee that is magically still hot to the last sip. I marvel at how I’ve never really seen the bottom of my cup. The morning sun casts from a crisp sky, and I smile at the realization that I will soon be twisting my bike through legs of rhododendron.I fry my weekly bacon treat with eggs over easy, whole grain toast, and tomato slices, dashing it all with chili garlic sauce. I justify the extra fat and calories with a day too filled with fun to take time to eat.The kitchen cleanup begins and the phone rings, drastically changing my day to sitting behind a curtain in the fluorescent lights of the emergency room. Mom may have had a stroke. I hang up and head to the hospital where I have become accustomed to spending quality family time with my parents. I can’t decide whether I’m grateful or bummed that this didn’t land on a workday, or at it’s usual time of 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a 6:30 a.m. wakeup call.It begins with my mother, who has Alzheimer’s, being left alone while the nurses at her home put the other people to bed first, allowing her to her own devices. This is when she trips and cracks her head open. They call us, sending her ahead to the ER via ambulance. At the end of the night my father or I will get the ER nurses to help us coerce her into the front seat of my truck so that we can return her home and tuck her into bed two hours earlier than the ambulance would have. I crawl into my own bed just in time for the toddler to wake up with a nightmare.In the ER my father tells me random stories about his childhood in Berlin –  the field across from the apartments where the kids played or how his mother came to school to make sure they didn’t make him take part in the Hitler Youth. It’s the only time that he doesn’t feel like he’s taking up my time and relaxes enough for us to just be together. He consents when I send him home to have lunch with a friend.I crawl onto the stretcher with my mom, covering us both under the blanket, telling her stories about her grandchildren or things I remember about her mother. On other visits she smiles and nods, trying to talk, although she can’t string the words into a meaningful sentence. The doctor and I sing her favorite Beatle’s songs while he staples her head back together. She’s calmer this way. Distracted.This time she’s totally out. She doesn’t respond to the stories or even open her eyes. I get my iPod out to drown out the nurse’s station but decide to give it to her instead. I play Barber’s Adagio, and for the first time all day she stirs. By the time my father has returned, she is trying to sing along. Growing up this behavior annoyed the crap out of me, yet right now it’s the highlight of my day.She hasn’t had a stroke. She has bruising and bleeding on her brain, although the staff at the nursing home have no recollection of what might have happened. It’s not certain whether her slurred speech is here to stay, whether she’ll walk again, or whether she’ll tell my boys to shut up any more when they are wrestling across the family room floor screaming over trucks. What’s certain is that she will have a new home – in a skilled nursing facility, with hospice nurses to make her comfortable.Maybe I’ll ride next week.last_img read more

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Franklin County sees seventh suspected COVID-19 related death

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Health Department was notified today of the seventh suspected COVID-19 related death, a female in her 90’s.  No other details were provided by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).   No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.  “We would like to offer our condolences to family and friends in their time of mourning,” said Health Department supervisor, Angie Ruther, RN.Health officials also announced that four more people have recovered from the virus, bringing Franklin County’s total number of recovered to 19.  Two individuals were family who both tested positive for coronavirus.  The two other unrelated patients lived alone.  All four have been released from quarantine.last_img read more

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BetVictor affirms commitment to horse racing with Newcastle sponsorship

first_img Related Articles BetVictor has been announced as the primary sponsor of Newcastle’s much anticipated Fighting Fifth Hurdle – the first Grade 1 hurdle of the 2018-2019 national hunt season. BetVictor’s sponsorship of this Saturday’s event, which follows the firm’s successful three-year sponsorship of the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham’s November meeting, further affirms the operator’s commitment to investing in key horse races as part of its marketing strategy to boost brand exposure.Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook at BetVictor, commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Fighting Fifth Hurdle this Saturday. Horse racing is a key market for our sportsbook division and we strongly believe that the exposure we’ll get as part of this race will further enhance our brand recognition.”The race has proved to be a key trial for Cheltenham’s Champion Hurdle over the years and we’re looking forward to seeing last year’s winner Buveur d’Air, who went on to claim Festival Glory, competing in this year’s race – Buveur d’Air currently heads the market at 4/5,” added Scarrott.Buveur D’Air is a planned runner in this year’s race and potentially faces three strong opponents: Samcro – who took the Ballymore Hurdle at the Festival last season; Summerville Boy – Supreme Hurdle winner; and Bedrock – who beat Samcro on his reappearance at Down Royal.BetVictor also secured a racing sponsorship first at Stratford-upon-Avon racecourse this year, when it became the first ever gaming company to appear on an industry-first LED fence advertisement.An animated graphic of the BetVictor logo appeared on the final fence on the home straight, offering the brand fantastic exposure and great advertising value. The growth potential for the technology is also promising, with the possibility of brands being able to advertise odds and special offers live on the boards in the near future. BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Share Share EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Submit BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Ghana High Commission in SA donates to Black Stars

first_imgThe Ghana High Commission in South Africa has donated food items to the Black Stars to boost their preparation for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lesotho.The donation was made by Mrs Martha Pobee, the Acting Head of Mission, on Tuesday just before the Black Stars went for training in Johannesburg.She was accompanied by several officials of the High Commission including Mr. Lawrence Azumah when they made the donation to the players.Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan who received the items on behalf of the team was delighted over the commitment the High Commission officials towards the national team.“We thank you for everything you have done for us since we arrived he on Saturday,” Gyan said when he received the donation.“You were around to help the team when we arrived at the airport and have been since helpful to the team. To bring food items too as well shows that you really care about us. “We thank you very much and we want to assure you that we will get the victory against Lesotho to make the people of Ghana happy.”Ghana FA chief Kwesi Nyantakyi also hailed the High Commission in South Africa for the assistance they have been giving the Black Stars over the years.“This is not the first time you have been assisting the team. Anytime we come here you have something special for us.” Nyantakyi told the High Commission officials.Ghana are camping in Johannesburg ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier against Lesotho on Sunday.last_img read more

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Merit leader Penge in squad for Irish Boys Open

first_img Marco Penge (Worthing, Sussex), current leader of the England Golf Boys Order of Merit, has been named in a squad of four to represent England Golf in the Irish Boys Open Championship over 72 holes at Lisburn Golf Club on 26th – 28th June. He will be accompanied by Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI), Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire). Penge, 15, ( Image ©  Tom Ward) has collected plenty of Merit points after winning the Fairhaven Trophy in a playoff last month, finishing joint third in the Douglas Johns Trophy, fourth in the Bernard Darwin Salver and sixth in the McEvoy Trophy. He also won the English Schools South Region title recently a couple of days after being beaten on countback for the individual prize in the Boys County Championship South East Qualifying. Singh Brar, 16, lying sixth on the Merit table, has been involved in two playoffs this year, winning the Berkhamsted Trophy but finishing second in the Hampshire Junior Championship, while he also finished third in the McEvoy Trophy. An under 16 cap for the past two years, he made his debut in last season’s Boys Home Internationals. Storey, 17, is the current holder of the McGregor Trophy following his victory in the English Under 16 Championship at Trevose last July. Capped an under 16 level, he is a member of the England under 18 squad. Thomson, 17, had considerable success within Yorkshire golf last year, winning the North of England under 16 Championship at Pannal and finishing runner-up in the Yorkshire under 16 Championship. He also captained Yorkshire’s under 16s last year and was capped by England against Scotland and Ireland at under 16 level. He helped Yorkshire win the Boys County Championship last August, winning four of his five games, and this year finished third in the Fairhaven Trophy to currently lie fourth on the Boys Order of Merit. 6 Jun 2013 Merit leader Penge in squad for Irish Boys Open last_img read more

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LONGSHOT PRIZE EXHIBIT RALLIES FROM LAST TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES BY TWO ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GONZALEZ; CASSIDY TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.03

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–With heavily favored Curlin’s Fox a non-factor turning for home, longshot Prize Exhibit, ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, rallied from dead last around the far turn to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by James Cassidy, English-bred Prize Exhibit covered one mile on turf in 1:36.03.Off at 9-1 in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, Prize Exhibit paid $21.80, $9.00 and $6.20. Owned by DP Racing, Prize Exhibit, who was Group placed in England last October, got her second stateside win from five starts here and improved her overall mark to 14-4-1-1. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $212,050.Long Hot Summer, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, showed the way through fractions of 22.99, 47.29, 1:11.74 and 1:23.90 and finished second, one length in front of Lutine Belle. Off at 7-1, Long Hot Summer paid $6.80 and $5.00.Lutine Belle made a steady late run from far back under Rafael Bejarano to finish third, a half length clear of Rattataptap. Off at 13-1, Lutine Belle paid $6.40 to show.Curlin’s Fox, who was ridden by Mike Smith, was a close third turning for home but weakened readily to finish last at 4-5.last_img read more

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Fork the Internet at Contact Summit

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting klint finley Program or Be Programmed author Douglas Rushkoff proposes that we fork the Internet, and he’s convening a summit on the subject. Contact will be held October 20, 2011 at the Angel Orensanz Center in New York City. From Rushkoff’s description, it sounds like it will be conference/unconference hybrid: there will be scheduled speakers, but attendees will also be able to convene meetings at the event.We’ve highlighted a few projects that aim to create a create government-less Internet before. This isn’t a new idea for Rushkoff either. In this CNN piece he suggested the creation of a new Internet that would work a bit more like FidoNet.Here’s Rushkoff’s proposed list of subjects:TECHNOLOGYBUSINESS AND ECONOMICSCULTUREGOVERNMENTMEANING 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts What Factors Facilitate Collective Intelligence?The Reclamation of Public Space “Contact will hope to revive the spirit of optimism and infinite possibility of the early cyber-era, folding the edges of this culture back to the middle,” Rushkoff writes. That sounds a little too utopian and nostalgic, but this is an important event. I also like the slogan: “Content was never king. Contact is.” Arts networking initiativesDecentralized social networking platformscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Proxy voting to expert friendsopen source democracy“Filter Bubbles” and how to prevent them New net-based currencies and transaction networksNet-enabled Local Activism and Job Creation Can we build an alternative Internet that can’t be turned off?Alternatives to top-down registries and corporate-controlled access Tags:#cloud#events Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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PM inaugurates Himachal global investors’ meet

first_imgStates are now competing with each other to provide enabling ecosystems for investors, rather than a competition of concessions and discounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday while inaugurating the two-day Rising Himachal Global Investors Meet in Dharamshala.“Prime Minister said that in the last few years States have realised that this competition of offering discounts or concessions to industrialists were of no benefit to anyone – either to the State or to the Industrialists. He said it is essential that there is an enabling ecosystem for investors to invest in the States, where it is free of the Inspector Raj and the need of permits at every stage,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.He added that unwanted laws and government interventions helped in slowing down progress. Citing the changes made by his government, the Prime Minister said India had improved 79 places in the Ease of Doing Business Rankings from 2014 till 2019.“Every year we are improving in each parameter. Improvement in these rankings means that our Government is making decisions after a thorough understanding of the needs at the grass roots level for the industry,” he said.Speaking about the Himachal Pradesh government’s steps, including single-window clearance, he said the State has a huge potential for conference tourism.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the State government had a target of attracting investment of ₹85,000 crore and had been able to sign 603 MoUs worth ₹92,439 crore, a Himachal Pradesh government statement said.Pharma research hubMr. Thakur added that the government was interested in developing the State as a research and development hub for pharmaceuticals. He also said that the State government would soon set up an investment promotion authority to facilitate investments.last_img read more

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Letran snaps 3-game skid, holds off Arellano

first_imgFilipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games JP Calvo buried 20 points on 4-of-6 shooting from three, including the dagger from the right wing with 17.4 seconds that finally douses the Chiefs fiery rally late.Calvo also had five rebounds, five assists, and a steal in the huge win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBong Quinto also shone with 20 markers, 10 boards, and two assists, while Rey Nambatac got 14 points, eight rebounds, and two dimes.Letran lost A 16-point lead, 58-42, in the third quarter as Arellano cut the deficit to just six, 79-73, after a Rence Alcoriza layup with 39.7 seconds left. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran arrested its three-game losing skid after coming away with an 84-73 victory against Arellano in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“At least we broke the record and we’re able to get back in the winning column,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa, who celebrated his 37th birthday with the Knights earning its sixth win in 12 outingsADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LETRAN 84 – Calvo 20, Quinto 20, Nambatac 14, Balanza 8, Mandreza 8, Gedaria 4, Vacaro 4, Taladua 4, Balagasay 2, Bernabe 0.ARELLANO 73 – Salado 23, Alcoriza 10, Flores 7, Dela Cruz 7, Meca 6, Taywan 6, Canete 5, Concepcion 3, Abanes 3, Nicholls 2, Villoria 1, Enriquez 0.Quarters: 26-20, 45-36, 68-59, 84-73. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Sports prodigy and Skechers performance ambassador, Lauren Lim is set to conquer the Chicago Marathon Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Marwin Taywan was called for an unsportsmanlike foul during an inbound play on the other end that resulted to a Nambatac free throw and the game-sealing triple by Calvo.“This is an important win for us because we’re all close at three to six. A lot of things can happen. At least, we took care of business now and we executed our game plan,” said Napa.Kent Salado fought valiantly for the skidding Chiefs and finished with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while Alcoriza had 10 in the defeat.Arellano dropped back to eighth place with a 4-8 card.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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