The editor of the Daily Observer newspaper, Manneh disappeared in detention after his arrest on 7 July 2006. According to Trumpet’s source, he died while being transferred from prison to Diabugu Bapata hospital in 2008 and was unceremoniously buried beside a latrine pit behind a police station. March 22, 2019 Gambia: Missing editor died in detention in 2008 after mistreatment Organisation Gambia is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, 21 places higher than in 2017. This was the world’s biggest rise in this year’s index. July 23, 2019 Find out more January 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for sanctions against those responsible for Gambian journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh’s death in detention in 2008, the circumstances of which have been revealed by the Trumpet newspaper. GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses DisappearancesImprisonedImpunity Follow the news on Gambia RSF_en @RSF_Africa Manneh was arrested for unclear reasons five days after the end of a two-day Africa Union summit held in the Gambian capital of Banjul on 1-2 July 2006. The authorities accused the independent media of disrupting the event and arrested several of their representatives. News Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom He was physically mistreated before his death, the same source said. GambiaAfrica Condemning abuses DisappearancesImprisonedImpunity Receive email alerts The Gambian government never sent a representative to the court’s hearings on the case, preferring to say nothing. The court ruled in Manneh’s favour and ordered the government to pay 100,000 US dollars in compensation. Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia In January 2007, the opposition tri-weekly Foroyaa revealed that Manneh was being held in Fatoto, a small town 400 km east of the capital. A person who had been in Mile Two prison subsequently told RSF that Manneh was transferred to a Banjul hospital in July 2007 and that he was in a very poor physical condition at the time. This witness, whose account was credible, also said Manneh died in detention. to go further Manneh was arrested in 2006 under Yahya Jammeh’s rule. Photo ; AFP Help by sharing this information August 6, 2020 Find out more News “The positive political reforms seen since Adama Barrow became president need to be reflected in sanctions against the persons named in this case,” said Assane Diagne, the head of RSF’s West Africa office. “It would send a clear signal that the impunity for crimes against journalists that characterized Yahya Jammeh’s rule is now over.” The case aroused a great deal of international concern and, in 2008, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), which is based in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, filed a suit on Manneh’s behalf against then President Yahya Jammeh’s government before the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder News News
Facebook Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsBow Wow, they’re off’ at new greyhound stadiumBy admin – October 7, 2010 437 Print Advertisement Email LIMERICK’S new €20m greyhound stadium will be up and running from this Friday, October 8, with a 12-race card.The official opening is scheduled for October 22.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A Bord na gCon spokesperson said they were looking forward to welcoming their regular Markets Field patrons to their new home, and the hundreds of others who are certain to be won over by the state-of-the-art facilities.“Greenpark is much more than a greyhound stadium – it offers a unique family experience and we are encouraged that our 190 seat restaurant, and both corporate suites, with a total of 80 covers, are heavily booked right up to Christmas”.Finishing touches were being applied to the stadium when the Limerick Post visited this week.The entire arena is highly impressive….no more huddling in corners from the inclement weather, as had been the ‘menu’ at the Markets Field.Admission charge is €10, with a 50% reduction for OAP’s and students.Gates will open at 6-30 on this Friday, and the opening race is timed for 7-45.There is secured car parking for 450 vehicles at Greenpark, free of charge.A four-course meal, entrance to the stadium, programme and entertainment costs €45.There are also fast food and bar facilities available.The new facility is set to be a monumental success and a great asset to the Limerick area.Said Orla Strumble, head of marketing: The first race night will feature a host of surprises for invited guests, including live music, great entertainment and fabulous food”.Adrian Neilan, CEO Irish Greyhound Board, described the 2,900 capacity stadium as among the top rank of greyhound racing stadia on an international scale.The venue is approached via the roundabout on the Dock Road, next to Roche’s Feeds. Previous articleNegative portrayal of city condemnedNext articleNew Windings Video admin
As he’s averaged 23.3 points in the three games since Williams’ defection, Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell made two 3-pointers in the final minute against Charlotte. Lakers guard Nick Young actually made a game-winning 3-pointer against the Thunder on Nov. 22 after stealing a pass directed to Williams. With increased point-guard opportunities amid Williams’ absence, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson has averaged more points (16.3) and assists (3.3) than his season averages (13.9, 2.1).“Everybody is capable,” Russell said. “We know Lou is clutch every chance he got. We got a lot of players that are the same, but were overshined by Lou. I feel like we can build on it.”Walton said that will hinge on two variables.“One, I want to see who’s playing well that night,” Walton said. “Two, to make big shots, you have to want to take big shots.”But as D’Antoni said sarcastically, ”It’s hard to find a closer when you’re down 20.”“I’ll be nice and quit being an (smart aleck),” D’Antoni said. “They’re going to try to build up the young guys and rightly so. They’re on the right path.”Not as close as Houston, which has launched as a possible NBA championship contender with Williams’ arrival.“Obviously they’re still building for the future,” Williams said of the Lakers. “I was a little anxious to compete at a high level right away being in the latter part of my career. It worked out for both sides.”Paying duesThe Twitter message initially showed Young expressing gratitude to Williams as his teammate. Young then suggested he does not owe Williams for any unpaid bets after the Lakers traded him to the Rockets.“It doesn’t work that way,” Williams said. “When they come to Houston in a couple of weeks, he’s got to pay up.”The Lakers play in Houston on March 15. So, Williams told a reporter to inform Young that he’s “looking for him” to arrive in Texas with enough cash to clear his debt.“Metta (World Peace) owes me money, but I’m not worried about Metta,” Williams said. “Metta’s good at paying. Nick’s always late.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> The responsibility mostly fell on Kobe Bryant, who remained intent on taking the last shot through shooting streaks and slumps.Even with Bryant no longer in the shadows for the first time in 20 years, the Lakers, so far, haven’t used the 2016-17 season to develop their next closer. Instead, they leaned on veteran guard Lou Williams, who led the Lakers with 18.6 points off the bench and ranked among the league’s best in fourth-quarter points (7.7).The Lakers can no longer depend on Williams in crunch time after trading him last week to Houston for reserve forward Corey Brewer and a 2017 first-round pick. While the Lakers made the move to develop their young roster, will they also find a definitive closer?“It’s a challenge, but it’s fun to watch those guys out there trying to get to that next level,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I think we’ll get there.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers (19-42) enter Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics (38-22) at Staples Center mindful that process will take longer than it took for Williams to fit in with the Rockets.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said Williams is “a lot better player” than he initially thought after entering Wednesday’s game against the Clippers averaging 24 points on 50 percent shooting from the field and from 3-point range. While Williams’ credited D’Antoni’s free-flowing offense that centers on 3-pointers, layups and foul shots, D’Antoni contended the 30-year-old Williams “can do this for another five years.”Meanwhile, the Lakers have lost their three games since Williams’ departure for two reasons. They struggled to make games close in double-digit losses to Oklahoma City and San Antonio. The Lakers folded in the final minutes to Charlotte.“They still have a problem with scoring down the stretch. As a team they’ll have to figure out who is their go-to guy,” Williams said. “A few of them have it. But it’s a matter of collectively who they’re going to put the ball in whoever’s hands and live with that guy.”There are some candidates.
St Catherine High school coach, Lennox Lindo, says winning the ISSA Southern Conference Under-16 high school basketball title proves that with a proper programme and the right application, schools can still win trophies by developing their own talent.In recent times, recruiting and transfers have become a major part of the local high-school sports landscape, but Lindo, who led St Catherine’s junior team to a 2-1 series win over St George’s College at the National Indoor Sports Centre last Friday, says development can still lead to titles.”I am really proud of these guys because they have been developing for quite a while. Most of them have been together for three, four years, so it’s good to know that development can still win championships,” he said.”They have come up gradually through the stages, so that is what I am really proud of. They came up through Under-14 together; last year they lost in the Under-16 semi-finals; and now, this year the hard work had paid off,” he told The Gleaner.In Friday’s 59-57 game-three win, Daniel Jones scored 21 points for St Catherine, while Swayveon Henry had 14 points and eight rebounds. Akeem Ellis top-scored for St George’s with 12 points and 10 rebounds.BEATING THE FAVOURITES”St George’s were the favourites as they were unbeaten up to the final. We played them in the zone at their school, and they beat us by ten points, so I knew we could compete against them. After (losing) game two, we changed our tactics,” he added.Meanwhile, the Under-19 final will go to a decisive game three after defending champions Calabar levelled the series 1-1 following a 57-52 win over Camperdown.Shamar Shand, with a game-high 18 points, and Maliek McCarthy, with 13 points and 12 rebounds, were Calabar’s leading players. Kemar Hurd top-scored for Camperdown with 13 points.Game three will be played tomorrow.