Follow the news on Russia Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information August 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down in capital of Dagestan Organisation RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more News to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Magomedvagif Sultanmagomedov, a Muslim scholar who was the head of Makhachkala TV and the Nurul Irshad (Light of Truth) publishing house, in Dagestan, in the Russian Caucasus, on 11 August.Sultanmagomedov was fatally injured when unidentified gunmen fired on him as he was driving his car in the centre of Makhachkala, Dagestan’s capital, and died a few hours later in a hospital.Colleagues believe that his murder was the result of his journalistic activities. Human rights activists have raised their concerns with the judicial authorities. Like them, Reporters Without Borders hopes that the authorities will do everything they can to identify the killers.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Sultanmagomedov had opposed Wahhabi-inspired Islamic groups like the previous head of Makhachkala TV, Abdullah Alishayev, who was gunned down on 2 September 2008. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption
Due to the weather forecast, Ocean City’s annual “A Day to Remember” memorial ceremony will be held indoors at the Ocean City Tabernacle at 550 Wesley Ave.The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, and had previously been scheduled to take place in front of the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on Asbury Avenue.All are encouraged to attend. The ceremony includes music, prayer and reflections on the memory of lives lost and on the community spirit that was renewed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.This year’s special guest speaker will be the Rev. Stephen J. Connor, the new pastor at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. In 2001, Father Connor was living in New York City and spent September through December ministering at ground zero and then at the morgue on the east side of New York. Police officers and firefighters stand at attention during Ocean City’s 2017 ceremony commemorating the 9-11 attacks.
Henry de Bromhead hailed Sizing Europe as the “horse of a lifetime” after bringing the curtain down on the brilliant chaser’s stellar career. Press Association De Bromhead said: “We gave it a good bit of thought and we’re happy that he’s retiring in one piece. “He’s had a great career and there have been so many great days it would be difficult to say one was the highlight. “We had some great days in Cheltenham but there were also great days in Punchestown, Leopardstown and Sandown. “He’s going to take part in the racehorse to riding shows now. There are some great days in Ireland during the summer and he’ll go to Rosemary Connors to do that, who did all his flat work with him. “He’s been the horse of a lifetime, really.” After an emotional success at Punchestown at the end of last season, the veteran was brought back for another campaign and made a successful return by winning his fourth PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park in early October. However, he was well-beaten in the Clonmel Oil Chase and at Cheltenham last month. Andrew Lynch steered Sizing Europe to 15 of his 17 victories over fences and will cherish the big days they enjoyed together. He said: ” He’s been unbelievable for my career and we had some fantastic days. “There were the two winners at Cheltenham and then for him to go and win in Punchestown last year just capped it all off. “It’s been a brilliant training performance from Henry and all the lads in the yard to keep him so fresh and well for so long. “He was a brilliant jumper. I think he only fell once in his life and that was over hurdles with Ruby (Walsh) riding him one day. “He was just a brilliant horse with a massive heart.” In all Sizing Europe won 22 of his 45 races, placing on a further 13 occasions and earning over £1.3million in prize-money. The 13-year-old won eight Grade One events as he graced the jumping scene for over nine years, including successive triumphs at the Cheltenham Festival in the 2010 Arkle Trophy and 2011 Queen Mother Champion Chase. Sizing Europe also filled the runner-up spot in the Champion Chase at Prestbury Park twice, while other notable victories included two wins in the Punchestown Champion Chase, success in the 2011 Tingle Creek at Sandown and a stunning display in the 2008 Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.
By Joe ChapmanBOTOFAGO eliminated Topp XX while Net Rockers prevailed against Blueberry Hill to reach the semi-finals of this year’s Upper Demerara GT Beer football year-end championship.The first semi-final will be between the reigning champions Silver Shattas and Botofago at 19.00hrs at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground tonight.Botofago will have in goal Ronaldo Hernandez while defensively they will look towards Kevin David and up front will be the in-form Donovan Francis, Jamal Haynes and his brother Shane. The midfield will be controlled by Jashawn Moore.Shattas, on the other hand, are confident that they can reach the final with Kelon Major between the uprights and Romel Matthews on the back line.At midfield are Dexter Garraway, Orwin hope and the energetic Michael Wilson while up front are Robin Adams, Dameon Williams, Jamine Samuels all with goals so far and youth player Jehus Regis.The other semi-final at 21.00hiurs will feature the Net Rockers and Eagles United.The Rockers are building their hopes on winning as coach ‘Axeman’ Wills said, nobody is playing to lose. He admitted that in their game against Blueberry Hill they relaxed somewhat after a tactical change defensively when they had four goals and seemingly coasting to a victory. However, he expects that no such lapses will be seen this time aroundEagles United are seeking to upset the champions as they will have Tevin Crawford in goal, with Randy Small in defence while at midfield are Kwesi Quintin and Clive deNobrega while up front will be the dangerous Kellon Primo.In the second set of quarterfinals, Botofago were off to a flying start in the 11th minute when Jamal Haynes received a cross from his brother Shane before dribbling past two players and unleashing the full force of his left foot.That score remained until halftime but changed seven minutes into the second half when Botofago made it 2-0.Donovan Francis collected inside the 18-yard box after three of his players were unable to connect and he fired in for the second of the night.The third and final goal came in the 1st minute of added time (90+1) off the boot of Shane Haynes who was able to finish a cross coming off the right side from Hussein Canterbury.The second game of the evening saw Blueberry Hill surprise Net Rockers with an early goal which came in the 5th minute off the boot of Roydon Arthur.However, Orande Wills levelled the score in the 11th minute after which a 36th minute Denzil Pryce goal put the game back in favour of the Rockers side and completed his brace in the 44th to end the half 3-1.Pryce went on to score two more in the 80th and 87th minutes of the game while the other was netted by Clarence Huggins in the 78thApart from Arthur’s goal, Blueberry Hill’s Kwesi Tafawa netted in the 77th minute and a brace from Troy Miller in the 85th and (90+3) carried the score line to 6-4 at the close.