first_img Organisation August 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tamil Tigers attack Tamil-language newspaper again Receive email alerts July 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News January 13, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 15, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today condemned the persistent attempts of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) to silence the Tamil-language weekly Thinamurasu, in particular the ambush of a Thinamurasu distribution truck on 7 August by some 50 armed LTTE activists, who torched 5,000 copies of the newspaper after forcing the truck to stop at Sunkankeni, near the eastern town to Batticaloa.In a letter to S. P. Tamilselvan, the head of the LTTE’s political wing, the organisation called on the LTTE to put an end to its threats and acts of violence against Thinamurasu’s editorial staff and distributors.Reporters Without Borders said it was essential for the Tamil population to have access to a diverse range of news sources, all the more so now that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have just made very serious accusations against the LTTE.Following the ambush, the newspaper’s managing editor filed a complaint with the Norwegian observers in charge of monitoring compliance with the truce between the LTTE and the government.Thinamurasu (which means Daily Drumbeat) is one of the biggest-circulation newspapers in Tamil and it often reports human rights violations, including executions and abductions, by the LTTE in the east and north of the country.Editor T. Baskaran told Reporters Without Borders that his newspaper was the only Tamil-language one to report human rights violations. “We must pay the price of our independence because the LTTE expects all the Tamil news media to say nothing about its violence. Those who don’t obey are harassed.”Thinamurasu supports the EPDP, a Tamil political party that is radically opposed to the LTTE, and it has been the target of threats and attacks for years. In June, the LTTE leader in the northwestern district of Mannar threatened Thinamurasu’s local correspondents with “the worst consequences” if their newspaper continued to be distributed in the region.The newspaper’s distributor in the east of the island pulled out of his distribution contract in March 2002 after receiving LTTE threats. In May and in June 2002, the LTTE banned the newspaper from circulating in Batticaloa. Norwegian observers had to intervene to get it back on sale. In November 1999, Thinamurasu’s then managing editor Nadarajah Atputharajah alias “Ramesh”, who was also an EPDP parliamentarian, was murdered in Jaffna. It was never established who killed him or why. News Help by sharing this information Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial to go further Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest A Beretta “over and under” double-barrel shotgun was produced before a judge in court today so he could decide if it could be fired.The firearm was produced before Judge Kevin Kilrane when detective Paul McHugh was asked if it was usable when he found it in the boot of a car in Co. Donegal driven by a former hotel boss from Northern Ireland.Donegal District Court heard that the gun was stolen along with two others in a burglary in Northern Ireland.Detective McHugh told the court there was no cartridge in the gun when he discovered it at Trumman West, Laghey. He said it was usable, although somewhat rusty.The detective said later tests by the Garda ballistics section showed the gun was capable of being fired.Farmer Paul Roohan, 40-year-old former owner of the Carlton Hotel in Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, denied having a stolen gun but he pleaded guilty to having an unlicensed weapon.The prosecution agreed to withdraw the charge of possession of a stolen gun when the court heard he was not aware it was stolen. He pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed weapon on February 9, 2014.The judge said Roohan wasn’t co-operative with gardai and failed to keep an appointment with the detective. He had also been told there was an attempted assault on the detective but there were no further details.Defence counsel Peter Nolan told the court that Roohan was bankrupt, and had lost his hotel and farm. He had suffered serious cognitive impairment as a result of an assault in 2007.Roohan, with an address at Ballymaghagran, Belleek, was fined €500. Facebook By admin – July 27, 2015 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleDonegal Local Enterprise Office takes lead in European business initiativeNext articleEmergency services at the scene of a suspected gas leak in Derry admin WhatsApp Former hotelier pleads guilty to possession of unlicensed gun Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

first_img The Ultimate Strikers Academy graduate started his European career with Bundesliga club Wolfsburg in 2017 before he teamed up with Belgian side Sporting Charleroi. The forward’s impressive showings with Sporting earned him a move to Lille, where he enjoyed success during his one-year stay. read also:Victor Osimhen gets new apartment in Naples Osimhen is a prominent member of the Nigeria national team and was part of Gernot Rohr’s side that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The forward has made nine appearances and scored four goals for the Super Eagles since he made his debut against Togo in 2017. Osimhen will be expected to lead Nigeria’s campaign in the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has urged Victor Osimhen to continue with his eye-catching performances for the club. The 21-year-old forward has been turning heads for the Parthenopeans since his big-money move from French side Lille in July. The striker bagged an eight-minute hat-trick in their pre-season friendly against L’Aquila and continued his fine start to life at Stadio San Paolo against Teramo. Gattuso, who has been impressed with the centre-forward, has advised the Super Eagles star not to soft-pedal on his form as he hopes he will replicate his pre-season performances when the 2020-21 campaign gets underway. “Osimhen is a quiet guy who has to work a lot. He has a lot of physicalities, but he doesn’t have to be satisfied,” Gattuso told Radio Kiss Kiss. “The goals he scores right now don’t count for anything, but he fits in very well with the team. He jokes with everyone and makes himself loved.” Osimhen will hope to hit the ground running for Napoli in their opening Serie A game of the season against Parma on September 20.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Best Cars Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The other motorist was identified as 45-year-old Harry Contos, who officials said was a recent transplant from Pennsylvania now residing with family members in Valencia. He had lacerations on his face, head and hands, along with some fractured ribs, officials said. Contos was being held at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital before being transferred for booking to the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. Officials investigating the crash closed Bouquet Canyon’s northbound lanes from Newhall Ranch Road to Soledad Canyon Road until 8 a.m, when they opened one lane. All lanes were open by 11 a.m. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] SAUGUS – An early morning crash involving California Highway Patrol officers and a drunk-driving suspect turned morning traffic into a nightmare Wednesday on Bouquet Canyon Road. The CHP officers’ patrol car was hit head-on on Bouquet Canyon Road about 1:45 a.m. by a BMW sports car that drove the wrong way down the divided road after turning left off Newhall Ranch Road, sheriff’s Deputy Tony Arnold said. “The CHP unit was in the northbound lane and activated its full rotators (lights), pulling to the right to get away from him,” Arnold said. “The driver struck the center divider with the right side of his vehicle and continued into oncoming traffic, resulting in a head-on collision with the CHP unit.” Officer Richard Larson, the driver, and passenger Officer Christopher Cabral suffered what officials described as minor to moderate injuries; Larson had several lacerations and Cabral suffered a broken ankle and a concussion. They were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 16, 2018 January 16, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe business community in San Diego is optimistic about the economy as we start the new year.KUSI was joined by Jerry Sanders — president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce — and Tom Wornham — president and CEO of San Diego Private Bank — with more on what we can expect in 2018. Business community expectations in San Diego for start of 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Jerry Sanders, San Diego Business Forecast, Tom Wornham FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

first_imgTop view of the cavity for various frequencies of actuation of the silicon membrane and the corresponding modes (m,n) . The white dashed lines have been plotted to help visualize the nodal lines and circles. Credit: (c) Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.184501 More information: Gaël Vuillermet et al. Chladni Patterns in a Liquid at Microscale, Physical Review Letters (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.184501ABSTRACTBy means of ultrathin silicon membranes excited in the low ultrasound range, we show for the first time that it is possible to form two-dimensional Chladni patterns of microbeads in liquid. Unlike the well-known effect in a gaseous environment at the macroscale, where gravity effects are generally dominant, leading particles towards the nodal regions of displacement, we show that the combined effects of an ultrathin plate excited at low frequency (yielding to subsonic waves) together with reduced gravity (arising from buoyancy) will enhance the importance of microstreaming in the Chladni problem. Here, we report that for micrometric beads larger than the inner streaming layer, the microscale streaming in the vicinity of the plate tends to gather particles in antinodal regions of vibrations yielding to patterns in good agreement with the predicted modes for a liquid-loaded plate. Interestingly, a symmetry breaking phenomenon together with the streaming can trigger movements of beads departing from one cluster to another. We show that, for higher modes, this movement can appear as a collective rotation of the beads in the manner of a “farandole.” © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Physical Review Letters Explore furtherlast_img read more

first_imgArt lovers should mark 11 July in their calendars because India Habitat Centre will open its doors to artist Aruna Tewari. Tewari, a roseate student of art, known across the artistic acreage for her oeuvres in varied skills of pencil sketching, acrylics, amongst other art forms and she will be hosting a solo exhibition of works titled Dimensions of Love at the Visual Art Gallery, IHC. Dimensions of Love is a refreshing and expressive approach to a life of bliss and accomplishment. The artist believes that love is mystique so it cannot be defined. Love is infinite so it cannot be confined. ‘We have our own ways and means to experience and express love. Love is compassion in aloofness, humane in wilderness, faith in disbelief, hope in distress, sunshine in winter, cool breeze in summer, water in desert and fresh flowers of spring. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Love therefore, is elixir of life. Love leads us through difficult times enabling us to endure adversity and never fails in supporting us. None in this world can ever claim to be unaffected by this great emotion called love,’ says Tewari. Tewari being conscious of the fact that great work of art entails combinations of technique and emotion, works on the themes of Mystic Womanhood and ever-encompassing Sentiments of Love, and presents her canvas of imaginations at the exhibition. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixA refreshing and expressive approach to a life of bliss and accomplishment, the artworks celebrate Love as the most beautiful emotion in the world and presents it as the essential need of all living creatures.Being omnipresent in the universe like God, Love is compassion in aloofness, humane in wilderness, faith in disbelief, hope in distress, sunshine in winter, cool breeze in summer, water in desert and fresh flowers of spring; therefore being the elixir of life. This emotion is celebrated by the bold hues and colours from Tewari’s palette, by portraying the various dimensions of love, through the images of women who experience love in its most profound form. ‘What I envisage in my works of Art is love, purity and serenity as in my view these are the essence of a soul. I avoid sadness or negativity in my works, as in today’s chaotic world we are already surrounded by these. I hope people would experience love, peace and joy while gazing at my works,’ explains Tewari. Promises to be quite a treat so make sure you don’t miss it. WHEN: 11 to 15 JulyWHERE: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centrelast_img read more