Police attend overnight security alert in Derry

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – July 18, 2018 Facebook Police in Derry attended the scene of a security alert in the Waterside area of the city overnight.At around 11.15pm police received a report of a loud bang outside a house in Bann Drive.Police attended and discovered the remnants of a suspected pipe bomb at the property.A number of homes were evacuated for a period of time while technical experts examined the object and confirmed it was a viable pipe bomb type device.A man and woman who were in the house at the time were not injured during the incident.Detectives are working to establish a motive for the attack and are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Bann Drive last night and who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Strand Road Police Station on 101Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Police attend overnight security alert in Derry Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Pinterest Previous articleEconomic impact & legacy of Irish Open must be built onNext articleTeenager who died in Malin tragedy was holidaying from Scotland News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

KPK seek 10 years’ imprisonment for former sports minister in graft case

first_imgCorruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors have demanded that 10 years’ imprisonment be handed down to former youth and sports minister Imam Nahrawi for his alleged involvement in a bribery case pertaining to a grant for the Indonesian Sports Council (KONI).Prosecutors claim Imam accepted Rp 11.5 billion (US$840,280) and an additional Rp 8.64 billion from several ministry and KONI officials.The KPK has also demanded that the bench order Imam to pay a Rp 500 million fine and Rp 19.1 billion in restitution.  “Among the incriminating factors is that the defendant’s actions have made it harder for Indonesian athletes to develop and achieve more. They are expected to lift the nation’s reputation in sports,” prosecutors said, adding that Imam had been uncooperative and dishonest during the trial.Imam denied his involvement in the case, telling the bench he would file a defense plea during the next hearing, slated for June 19.Apart from Imam and Miftahul, the KPK also named five other suspects in the case: former KONI secretary-general Ending Fuad Hamidy, KONI treasurer Johnny E. Awuy and ministry officials Mulyana, Adhi Purnomo and Eko Triyanto. The court has convicted them in the case.Separately, the Attorney General’s Office is opening an investigation into alleged corruption at KONI. Retired badminton gold medalist Taufik Hidayat was also implicated in the case, in which he admitted to playing a role as an intermediary by delivering the illicit funds to Miftahul in 2018. He further claimed that corrupt practices were prevalent in the ministry.Topics : “[We also demand] the judge revoke [Imam’s] right to run for public office for five years after serving his sentence,” prosecutor Ronald Worotikan read the demand during a hearing on Friday.During his term as sports minister from 2014 to 2019, Imam allegedly accepted bribes to speed up the approval of a grant proposed by KONI for supervising several athletic events in 2018, including the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games.Read also: KPK detains former PT DI director over graft case involving fictitious projectsThe bribe was reportedly given through Imam’s personal assistant, Miftahul Ulum, who is standing trial in a separate case. Prosecutors demanded nine years’ imprisonment for Miftahul during a hearing on June 4.last_img read more

World entering new military ‘drone age’: UN expert

first_imgThe world is entering a military “second drone age” with uncontrolled proliferation and no standards governing their use, a United Nations expert told the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday.Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the global community needed to take stock of how armed drones have evolved, and examine the challenges they posed to compliance with international law.”There are no robust standards governing drones’ development, proliferation, export, or capability for use of force. No transparency. No effective oversight. No accountability,” she said. Yearly report call The expert called on countries to establish a transparent process “for the development of robust standards and accountability mechanisms for the use and export of armed drones”.She said the UN secretary-general should set up international inquiries or fact-finding missions to investigate targeted killings by drones.Callamard also called for the UN high commissioner for human rights to produce a yearly report tracking drone strikes and casualties for discussion by the Human Rights Council.Callamard’s report concluded that the US drone strike outside Baghdad airport in January that killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani was “unlawful” and an “arbitrary killing” that violated the UN charter.The United States on Wednesday blasted her findings.”It takes a special kind of intellectual dishonesty to issue a report condemning the United States for acting in self-defense while whitewashing General Soleimani’s notorious past as one of the world’s deadliest terrorists,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.Responding Thursday to Callamard’s report, Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh, Iran’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, told the Human Rights Council that the killing was “viciously immoral and recklessly dangerous”, calling Soleimani “a true defender of human rights and dignity”.”He is now an inspiring legend and will remain a living nightmare for his killers. You cannot dry up a deeply-earthed pure tree by cutting its branches,” the ambassador insisted. “Drone strikes, it seems, are favored by decision-makers and military alike for their relative efficiency, effectiveness, adaptability, acceptability, deniability, and political gain.”The independent rights expert does not speak for the United Nations but reports her findings to it.Callamard presented a report into targeted killings through armed drones, in light of the proliferation in drone use and their expanding capability over the last five years.The report made recommendations designed to regulate their use and enhance accountability. “The world has entered a ‘second drone age’ in which a vast array of state and non-state actors are deploying ever-more advanced drone technologies,” Callamard said, adding that many countries wanted to join the “drone power club”.She said at least 102 countries had an active military drone inventory, while around 40 possess, or were procuring, armed drones.”Since 2015, at least 11 countries allegedly have deployed armed drones, including for the purpose of use of force, such as targeted killings,” said Callamard.Her report identified the 11 countries as Britain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.She said 35 countries were thought to have the largest and deadliest class of drones. Topics :last_img read more

Michael Owen makes prediction for Arsenal v Liverpool Community Shield clash

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Aug 2020 11:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Advertisement Comment Michael Owen has dissected the Community Shield between Arsenal and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen has revealed his prediction for the Community Shield as Premier League champions Liverpool prepare to face FA Cup winners Arsenal.Last season, Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to their first domestic title in 30 years, with the Reds eventually winning the league by 22 points.Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal only finished eighth – 43 points behind Liverpool – but did at least finish the season with some silverware after beating London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.The Community Shield – the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season – takes place on Saturday evening and Premier League legend Owen expects Liverpool to come out on top despite Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring against the champions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Both teams will be looking to start the season well and this particular fixture has certainly thrown up plenty of goals in recent times,’ Owen told BetVictor.‘There hasn’t been a goalless draw between the sides since 2015 and in fact eight of the last ten matches have seen over 3.5 goals being smashed in between these two Premier League giants.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Liverpool scored 85 goals in the Premier League last season against Arsenal’s 56 and at the time of writing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has yet to sign a new contract at the Emirates.‘I’m sure that tying his future to the Gunners for the next few years is likely to be the number one priority of everyone at the club.‘He has now scored 22 goals in back to back Premier League campaigns so the thought of losing a player who scores roughly half their goals is not something that the Arsenal management will want to consider.center_img Liverpool stormed to the Premier League title last season (Picture: Getty)‘However, their away form wasn’t too shabby either and every single player at the club will be champing at the bit to get going again and maintain their phenomenal form of the last two seasons.‘Despite all the talk of this being a glorified friendly, both teams will be very keen to start their season with a win and I really fancy an entertaining game with plenty of goals.‘Given the relative preparations and sharpness of both teams, I fancy Jurgen Klopp’s men to come out on top and to be picking up yet another trophy in the early evening of Saturday. 3-1 to Liverpool for me.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta makes Willian and William Saliba promise to Arsenal fansMORE: Dietmar Hamann rates Liverpool’s chances of signing Bayern star Thiago Arsenal beat Chelsea in the final to win the FA Cup (Picture: Getty)‘Aubameyang has scored two goals on each of his last two visits to Wembley and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him add to his tally on Saturday afternoon.’The former England striker added: ‘Liverpool have spent the last few weeks in Austria as part of their pre-season training and as a result of their Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid back in March, they have enjoyed a longer break than the Gunners which could well turn out to be significant on Saturday.‘Their formidable record at home was the catalyst for winning the Premier League last season, with their last Premier League defeat at home coming in 2017. Michael Owen makes prediction for Arsenal v Liverpool Community Shield clashlast_img read more