Opposition journalist escapes murder attempt, one year after killing of Elmar Husseynov

first_img News Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Organisation News Reporters Without Borders expressed “outrage” after a savage attack on opposition journalist Fikret Huseynli, of the daily Azadlig, who was kidnapped, tortured and left for dead in Baku on 5 March 2006.The near fatal assault came as many in Azerbaijan had been paying tribute to Elmar Husseynov, murdered on 2 March 2005.Huseynli was abducted, bound, had his fingers broken and stabbed in the neck. He survived and managed to get help but is now critically ill. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Follow the news on Azerbaijan News March 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist escapes murder attempt, one year after killing of Elmar Husseynov Help by sharing this information Two other journalists on the newspaper suffered previously similar attacks. “We are outraged at the brutally of the methods used in a bid to intimidate opposition journalists,” said Reporters Without Borders. “This is not the first time that such violence has been used against a journalist in Azerbaijan and this case demonstrates the constant and worrying deterioration in press freedom in the country, one year after the, as yet unpunished, murder of Elmar Husseynov. “We urge President Ilham Aliyev to make sure an investigation is opened to identify and punish those responsible for this assault”, it added.Huseynli was attacked when he was reporting in the Badamdar district. He was struck several times in the back, until he lost consciousness. When he came to, he found he was in a Lada car, along with three men.His abductors drove him to the edge of the city, near a former bus terminal and threw him out. They bound his hands and broke his fingers. One of the assailants then stabbed him in the neck. He collapsed and his assailants left him beside the road.He recovered consciousness a few minutes later, raised the alarm and was taken to hospital. He underwent an operation but remains in a critical condition because of a heavy loss of blood. He is currently at home because his family feared leaving him in hospital where security forces could come to question him during the night.He is very weak, can neither eat nor drink nor move around unaided.Other journalists on the daily Azadlig were previously victims of similar attacks. On 26 February 2005, Ganimat Zahidov and Azer Ahmedov, respectively editor and technical editor of the daily, were abducted by unknown assailants in Baku, threatened, beaten up and humiliated. Their captors told them to stop publishing articles critical of President Ilham Aliyev and to stop reporting on rioting in the country’s prisons.Azer Ahmedov told Reporters Without Borders he was convinced that the attack on his colleague was linked to his work and the newspaper suspects some members of the Azerbaijan authorities of having instigated this murder attempt.Huseynli had received threatening phone calls last month. He was several times told to stop writing and to leave journalism. He had written a number of articles condemning corruption at high levels of Azerbaijan authority and the criminal activities of some oligarchs.center_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia to go further June 4, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh April 9, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders expressed “outrage” after a savage attack on opposition journalist Fikret Huseynli, of the daily Azadlig, who was kidnapped, tortured and left for dead in Baku on 5 March 2006 and urge President Ilham Aliyev to make sure an investigation is opened to identify and punish those responsible for this assault. last_img read more

Woman charged with stealing medical prescriptions, pillows

first_img Blanca Zavala A 50-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after she reportedly posed as a healthcare employee to steal medication prescriptions and took pillows from a senior living center.Blanca Isella Zavala was charged with 10 counts of a burglary of habitation, a second-degree felony.Nine of 10 burglary charges happened Nov. 13, 2017, at Manor Crest Apartments, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.Zavala reportedly identified herself as a StarCare employee that checked on 75-year-old Juanita Baldree’s medications. The manager of the apartment complex identified Zavala from video surveillance by her license plate.Zavala isn’t a healthcare worker and entered and obtained Baldree’s information under false pretense as she represented herself as a StarCare employee, the affidavit stated.Zavala reportedly wrote down the medication prescriptions of Baldree. Each prescription has Baldree’s date of birth, name and RX numbers. Zavala also reportedly stole a bottle of Tramadol with Baldree’s identifying information.The final burglary charge happened 11:29 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Courtyard Assisted Living and Memory Care, an OPD affidavit stated.Zavala was seen on surveillance video entering a room which belonged to AC Norrell and was seen stealing two pillows. Zavala was reportedly seen on video exiting Norrell’s room with the pillows in her hands.Zavala was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. She has 10 bonds totaling $455,000 and was still in custody as of Wednesday morning, jail records show. Facebook Woman charged with stealing medical prescriptions, pillows Previous articleUniversal BuildingNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High sticks with winning formula Odessa American TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Local Newslast_img read more

Thomas T. Hoopes Prize awarded

first_imgThe Faculty of Arts and Sciences has recently awarded the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize to 89 Harvard College seniors, in recognition of outstanding research or scholarly work. The prize is funded by the estate of Thomas T. Hoopes ’19. To view the list of recipients, including their research and advisers.last_img

It’s Svensson’s to lose at B.C. Junior Golf Championship — Zone One Golfers well back

first_imgThe Zone One West Kootenay contingent has been reduced from nine to three during Thursday’s round three at the 2011 B.C. Junior Boy’s Golf Championship.Rossland/Trail’s Brenan Moroney and Kevin Bennett along with Tanner Kopan of Christina Lake survived the cuts and conclude the final round of the 72-hole tournament Friday at the Birchbank Course near Trail.Defending champion Adam Svensson of Surrey holds a commanding seven-stroke lead over the field after round three.The Kings Links by the Sea golfer has put together three under-par rounds to sit at 10-under-par.Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows and Curtis Chan of Richmond are tied for second spot.Brian Jung of Coquitlam is fourth followed by Connor Kozak, nine shots off the pace, is fifth.The West Kootenay trio is led by Moroney and Kopan, tied for 62nd in the tournament 16-over-par. Bennett is three shots back in 65th spot.The final round goes Friday.Kopan, off to Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah on a golf scholarship in the fall, and Moroney tee of in the same group at 9:12 a.m. with Bennett off at 9:21 a.m. All three golfers tee off on hole 10.The other Zone One golfers missing the cut were Garrett Underwood and Alex Rugg of Champion Lakes, Jordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake, Tyler and Braden McKay of the host Rossland/Trail and Kevin MacDonald of [email protected]last_img read more

College Football: Leadership, experience key to Corsairs’ success

first_imgEUREKA >> After finishing with a 3-7 record in each of the past four seasons, College of the Redwoods head football coach Frank Borba put forth a clear and attainable goal for his team.“Our goal is to get four wins,” the second-year head coach said. “We’ve got to get past that 3-7. We feel like we can get there and we are going to work our tails off to get there. We want to get to that four-win plateau and break the mold of what we’ve been.”While there are no tried and true locker room …last_img read more

A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a city like no other

first_imgThe spell-binding new novel by South African playwright and author Harry Kalmer, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, describes Africa’s greatest city as a living, breathing character. Spanning a century, the book covers the best and worst moments in Joburg’s lifetime.Harry Kalmer’s new novel leaves you asking who gets to shape a citys identity. (Image: Author and playwright Harry Kalmer remains inspred by the city of Johannesburg. (Image: © Joanne Olivier)“The one thing about Joburg is how interconnected everyone is,” Harry Kalmer says. Sitting in a Bryanston coffee shop, surrounded by the well-retired and sound-tracked by the clink of coffee cups and cutlery, the author and playwright explains his reasons for writing A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a new novel about his hometown.“We’re losing a bit of it now because the city is growing very fast, but it’s always had this sense of dorpiness,” Kalmer continues. “Bryanston is a dorpie (a small town). “Linden and Greenside. These little nodes of habitation, but you don’t see these cities meet. For the book I had to create a hotel, to give them an excuse to meet.”Author and playwright Harry Kalmer remains inspired by the city of Johannesburg. (Image: © Joanne Olivier)A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a book about the people who go and come. It tells the stories of poor Afrikaners drawn by the gold reefs, the unseen Indian and Chinese families who shaped the city, and the modern African immigrants who are remaking it.Kalmer’s novel spans a century, from the early days of Johannesburg to 2008. Important writers – Mark Twain, Olive Schreiner, Charles van Onselen – have written great factual biographies of Joburg. These have done the city justice but, for Kalmer, fiction gives the chance to tell a more vibrant story. “Fiction interrogates things in a way that documentaries can’t. It tells truths that non-fiction can’t necessarily depict.”An exile’s view of homeIn the book, expat architect Zweig van Niekerk, long resident in London, is invited back to Joburg by a group of architects who have rediscovered his work. Zweig’s self-imposed exile was a result of his love and marriage to Serenita, a woman of colour. He returns to the city of his birth – and begins to see it with new eyes.Kalmer’s Johannesburg exists in one sense: it is based on actual geography, on actual spaces. The madrassah and the mosque can be found. So can the Chinese old age home and the girls’ school. “The hotel doesn’t exist, but it could have.”The architect returns in 2008, as foreigners from elsewhere in Africa are attacked and flee the townships for the safety of the city. It’s at the imagined hotel in Belgravia that the son of an Afrikaner, a Chinese photographer, Czech immigrant and Marceline, a Congolese refugee, meet and remake the city in their own image.“The fact of the matter is, the Joburg I depict exists only on paper. It is based in history and connected. But it is a personal interpretation of an experience or a representation of the city. Like all fictional cities – like Calvino’s Imaginary Cities – it only exists on paper.” ‘Places change, time moves on’Kalmer writes like he stirs his coffee. Deliberately. Thoroughly. And with a flourish, as he lifts the spoon out of the cup. Talking through the inspiration for the book he references great South African writers: Herman Charles Bosman, Nadine Gordimer.He moves on to Fordsburg-based artist Carl Becker, who created work on the Randlords and their contemporaries, from Gandhi to Abe Bailey and Cecil John Rhodes. “Becker said what he liked about Johannesburg was that you look up, you lift your eyes, and you see the most extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian architecture. When you lower your eyes you’re in Africa. For me that was the trigger for the book. To address that reality, that ‘alongsidedness’ of the city. That the city can live in so many ways.“There is a great line I remember by this Zulu guy who moved to Joburg from rural KwaZulu-Natal. He said in Johannesburg you have to look for the beauty. I think that is what a lot of people do. And I think that is the problem: people who write about Joburg tend to romanticise it.”Denizens experience their city in specific, personal ways. A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is about how his characters find the city and their connections to it. “It’s very much a theme in the book. It is people who try to come to terms with the city. Be it through impressions or be it through structure or be it through street life. To show there are so many realities living side by side in Joburg.”A cowboy townJohannesburg should never have been. Built in empty veld by the chance discovery of gold, it is a city born only from the desire to make fortunes. It is a place whose residents, in the words of author Clive Chipkin, are not, “here for the benefit of our health”. Kalmer’s Joburg is that city, reinvented and rediscovered through new eyes.Like Italian author Italo Calvino’s Imaginary Cities, Kalmer’s book is a curious mix of history and lore-shaped memory. It maps the city beyond geography, a cartographer’s dream of half-remembered sights and sounds. It celebrates the way the city is constantly reinvented by people from elsewhere, drawn by its promise.A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a city dreamed up by artists, writers, hustlers and architects. It is a city that welcomes rich and poor.“Joburg can be a bit of a cowboy town. Poverty has always been an intrinsic part of this place, despite the towers of Sandton. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because it’s a place where you can survive. Think back on the book, people like the Van Niekerks thrived in protected employment. It’s always looked after poor people.”What inspires Kalmer is the city, his body of work, is the city where everyone is from somewhere else. It is a space where no-one ever feels really comfortable, and this gives the city its distinct personality.The Joey Hi-Fi-designed cover of Harry Kalmer’s A 1000 Tales of Johannesburg. (Image: Penguin Random House)Rooted – but restlessKalmer has tried to leave Johannesburg. “I came back. I don’t know why. It’s always been people and my stuff that’s brought me back. There aren’t any other cities that appeal to me. Things that I’ve loved and made my living from – theatre, music, advertising – are here. I’m connected here.”For the characters in A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg the same holds true. They are rooted in Joburg, but Johannesburg makes them restless. “Nobody is from here but they’ve been here for years. If you go back to the Muslim family, you go back to the Hindu family, you go back to the Chinese family. They all have roots going back to the late 19th century, but they all have this thing that this is not quite their place. It’s a very funny thing about Joburg. Nobody is from here but they have this perverse citizen’s pride about eGoli.”It is a city of open and cool people, Kalmer ends. A city where people want to know your story. And Kalmer’s book captures these stories, creating a living, breathing, inspiring world, like the city itself.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

TellFi Brings Its Google Voice-like Service to Canada – Free for 1 Year

first_imgaudrey watters The Y Combinator-backed startup TellFi announced today that it was launching a virtual phone service that would give one year of free service – and a local phone number – to anyone in Canada.Since Google Voice dropped its Canadian service in in 2009, there have been no free virtual phone options to customers and businesses in that country. and TellFi, which also offers service in the U.S., has stepped in to fill that gap.TellFi positions itself as an enterprise version of Google Voice, and its aim is to make it simple for businesses to set up an Internet phone system. TellFi’s features includes the ability to transcribe voicemail into email, ring specific phones depending on day and time, and setup virtual extensions. There are different pricing plans available for the service, based on the number of minutes and number of extensions. But it isn’t simply a matter of offering more business-oriented features. TellFi boasts better support and better quality phone calls too.TellFi’s offer of free service is only available for Canadian numbers. This includes one local number (chosen from any available number with any Canadian area code) and one year’s free service. Upgrades (with their associated fees) are available so that businesses can add additional features like toll-free numbers and multiple extensions.TellFi launched its service in late February, and in the words of co-founder Jason Corwin the company was “flooded with new Canadian users, so we decided to give away TellFi free to everyone in Canada.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#voice#web last_img read more

a month agoMonster energy deals for Premiership clubs

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say Monster energy deals for Premiership clubsby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGlobal drinks giant Monster Energy has made its first major move into the Premier League through sponsorship deals with a swathe of top flight clubs, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Monster has so far been confirmed as the official energy drinks partner of Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Southampton and West Ham United.Further partnerships with Tottenham Hotspur and Watford are yet to be announced, although both clubs are already displaying the Monster Energy logo on their official websites alongside their other official partners. last_img read more

Las Vegas Sportsbook Releases Betting Lines For College Football’s Games of the Year

first_imgCFB Betting Lines for the weekend of September 5th.CFB Betting LinesIf you’re a gambling man (or woman), you can now bet on college football’s (basically) full slate of 2015 games.  Harbaugh-MeyerWho’s favored in the first Harbaugh-Meyer game? The Las Vegas sportsbook, Golden Nugget, has released its lines for its “games of the year,” which are nearly all of the notable games that will occur each week. The casino will take a max bet of $1,000 on the games. Here they are: Thursday, Sept. 3Michigan at Utah -4TCU -18 at MinnesotaFriday, Sept. 4Washington at Boise State -13Saturday, Sept. 5Wisconsin vs. Alabama -10 (Arlington, Texas)Louisville vs. Auburn -11.5 (Atlanta, Ga.)Arizona State vs. Texas A&M -3 (Houston)Texas at Notre Dame -7.5Virginia at UCLA -17BYU at Nebraska -6Monday, Sept. 7Ohio State -16 at Virginia TechSaturday, Sept. 12LSU -3 at Mississippi StateUCLA -32 at UNLVOklahoma at Tennessee -3Notre Dame -9 at VirginiaOregon State at Michigan -14Iowa -4.5 at Iowa StateMarshall -3.5 at Ohio UniversityBoise State -6 at BYUOregon at Michigan State -1Thursday, Sept. 17Clemson -3 at LouisvilleSaturday, Sept. 19Auburn at LSU -4UNLV at Michigan -33Ole Miss at Alabama -9.5South Carolina at Georgia -11Georgia Tech at Notre Dame -2Nebraska at Miami, Fla. PKStanford at USC -4BYU at UCLA -14Colorado -1.5 vs. Colorado State (Denver)Thursday, Sept. 24Cincinnati at Memphis -2Friday, Sept. 25Boise State -9 at VirginiaSaturday, Sept. 26LSU -20 at SyracuseUCLA at Arizona PKUSC -1 at ArizonaUtah at Oregon -14Oklahoma State at Texas -2.5BYU at Michigan -7Texas A&M vs. Arkansas -6.5 (Arlington, Texas)Mississippi State at Auburn -8Tennessee -2.5 at FloridaThursday, Oct. 1Miami, Fla. at Cincinnati -2.5Saturday, Oct. 3UNLV at Nevada -14Ole Miss -6 at FloridaAlabama at Georgia PKSouth Carolina at Missouri -11Arkansas at Tennessee -1Mississippi State at Texas A&M -6.5Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech -9Arizona at Stanford -7.5Arizona State at UCLA -6Oregon -16 at ColoradoArmy at Penn State -28West Virginia at Oklahoma -10Kansas State at Oklahoma State -4Texas at TCU -21Notre Dame at Clemson -3.5Thursday, Oct. 8Washington at Southern Cal -19Saturday, Oct. 10LSU -8 at South CarolinaGeorgia Tech at Clemson -3Arkansas at Alabama -7.5Florida at Missouri -10Georgia at Tennessee PKMiami (FL) at Florida State -14.5Virginia at Pittsburgh -6Boise State -12 at Colorado StateTCU -11 at Kansas StateOklahoma -6.5 vs. Texas (Dallas, Texas)Oklahoma State at West Virginia -5Wisconsin -1 at NebraskaNavy at Notre Dame -14Thursday, Oct. 15UCLA at Stanford -4.5Auburn -9 at KentuckyFriday, Oct. 16UNLV at Fresno State -12Boise State -9.5 at Utah StateSaturday, Oct. 17Florida at LSU -14Arizona State at Utah -2USC at Notre Dame PKOregon -15 at WashingtonLouisville at Florida State -12Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech -14Virginia Tech at Miami, Fla. -6Missouri at Georgia -8.5Alabama -7 at Texas A&MWest Virginia at Baylor -17TCU -29 at Iowa StateOklahoma -3 at Kansas StateMichigan State -4.5 at MichiganPenn State at Ohio State -19Saturday, Oct. 24Utah at USC -7Kansas State at Texas -2Tennessee at Alabama -10Auburn at Arkansas -6.5Texas A&M at Ole Miss -4Clemson -4.5 at Miami, Fla.Florida State at Georgia Tech PKThursday, Oct. 29Oregon -5 at Arizona StateWest Virginia at TCU -20Saturday, Oct. 31Boise State -28.5 at UNLVCentral Florida at Cincinnati -6Georgia Tech -10 at VirginiaOle Miss at Auburn -4Florida vs. Georgia -12 (Jacksonville, Fla.)South Carolina at Texas A&M -10Oregon State at Utah -16Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015Northern Illinois at Toledo -3Thursday, Nov. 5Mississippi State at Missouri, -6Baylor -12 at Kansas StateSaturday, Nov. 7LSU at Alabama -9Arkansas at Ole Miss -1Auburn -1.5 at Texas A&MTCU -11 at Oklahoma StateMichigan State -6 at NebraskaFlorida State at Clemson -2Virginia at Miami, Fla. -6.5Notre Dame -3 at PittsburghArizona at USC -7.5Thursday, Nov. 12Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech -9.5Friday, Nov. 13USC -12 at ColoradoSaturday, Nov. 14Arkansas at LSU -1.5Utah at Arizona -3Oregon at Stanford PKAlabama -9 at Mississippi StateFlorida at South Carolina -2.5Oklahoma at Baylor -13BYU at Missouri -12Saturday, Nov. 21San Diego State -16 at UNLVLSU at Ole Miss PKFresno State at BYU -18TCU -5 at OklahomaBaylor -10 at Oklahoma StateMichigan State at Ohio State -14Michigan at Penn State -4.5Mississippi State at Arkansas -10Tennessee at Missouri -2.5Georgia Tech -6 at Miami, Fla.Arizona at Arizona State -3UCLA -1 at UtahCalifornia at Stanford -13Friday, Nov. 27Baylor at TCU -6Oregon State at Oregon -22.5Washington State at Washington -4.5Iowa at Nebraska -7Texas A&M at LSU -7.5Kansas State -24 at KansasOklahoma -3 at Oklahoma StateBYU at Utah State PKOhio State -16 at MichiganPenn State at Michigan State -12UCLA at USC -3Colorado at Utah -13.5Notre Dame at Stanford -3North Carolina at NC State -6Virginia Tech -4 at VirginiaMissouri at Arkansas -7Alabama -3.5 at AuburnFlorida State -4 at FloridaGeorgia -1 at Georgia TechLouisville -2.5 at KentuckyOle Miss -2 at MississippiClemson -3 at South CarolinaVanderbilt at Tennessee -17Saturday, Dec. 5Texas at Baylor -18West Virginia at Kansas State -5Saturday, Dec. 12Navy -13 vs. Army, Philadelphia, Pa.last_img read more