Radio station manager gunned down in Logar province

first_img to go further December 15, 2016 Radio station manager gunned down in Logar province Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is saddened to learn that Mohammad Nassir Madser, the manager of a local radio station, was gunned down today near his home in Mohammad Agha District, located about 65 km south of Kabul in Logar province. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” “We offer our condolences to this journalist’s family and colleagues and we urge the Afghan government to conduct a proper investigation without delay in order to identify the perpetrators and instigators of this murder,” said Réza Moïni, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk.Aged 53 and the father of four children, Madser was the manager of Paigham Meli Logar, a local radio station that has been broadcasting more than 12 hours of programming a day since 2003.His son, Mohammad Zobire, who also works for the radio station, told RSF: “He left the radio station and, at around 4:30 pm, when he was half-way home, he was shot by unidentified individuals on a motorcycle.”Zobire added: “Our work is neutral and professional. We had not been threatened and I don’t understand why he was killed. It is now night-time here and neither the police nor the security forces have come to carry out an investigation.”Hojatullah Mujadadi, a representative of the Afghan Independent Journalists Association, said: “He had told us about threats against him and the radio station and he had also reported the threats to the governor and the security forces.”Salim Lhan Saleh, the spokesman for Logar’s governor, told journalists that Madser was killed by the Taliban. The Taliban have not as yet claimed the murder.Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Mohammad Nassir Madser, directeur de la station de radio locale Paigham meli Logar June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Afghanistan News March 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence May 3, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence last_img read more

EP Energy secures plan support agreement with key creditors and commitment for significant new money investment

first_img Image: EP Energy has secured plan support agreement with key creditors. Photo: courtesy of rawpixel/Pixabay. EP Energy Corporation (“EP Energy” or the “Company”) (OTC Pink: EPEGQ) today announced that it has entered into a Backstop Commitment Agreement (the “Backstop Agreement”) and Plan Support Agreement (the “PSA”) with a number of its key creditors on the terms of a comprehensive restructuring plan (the “Plan”). The Backstop Agreement and PSA memorialize the terms of the previously disclosed agreement in principle reached on October 3, 2019, and will provide for, among other things: (1) a substantial reduction of the Company’s existing funded debt by approximately $3.3 billion, (2) a substantial reduction of the Company’s annual debt service obligations by up to $263 million, and (3) a $475 million rights offering, approximately $463 million of which is backstopped by parties holding approximately 52.0% of the Debtors’ 1.25L Notes and approximately 79.3% of the Debtors’ 1.5L Notes. In addition, the Company has entered into a commitment letter under which over 90% of the Company’s existing revolving loan lenders have committed to provide support for an approximately $629 million Senior Secured Exit Financing.President and Chief Executive Officer Russell Parker said, “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with a substantial group of our key creditors on a plan that will facilitate our goal of significantly reducing our debt and enhancing our long-term competitive position. This agreement demonstrates our creditors’ confidence in our business and will enable EP Energy to work through the financial restructuring process on an expedited basis as we continue our operations without interruption. The EP Energy team remains focused on improving operational execution and capital efficiency and positioning the Company to succeed in the current operating environment. We appreciate the continued dedication of our talented team of employees, and the partnership of our royalty owners, lessors, vendors and business partners.”As previously announced, EP Energy voluntarily filed for chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. EP Energy is continuing to operate in the normal course during the financial restructuring process. Source: Company Press Release Reorganization expected to reduce company’s existing debt by approximately $3.3 billionlast_img read more

Reading winger: Arsenal FA Cup semi-final a ‘no pressure game’

first_imgReading winger Hal Robson-Kanu believes all the pressure will be on opponents Arsenal when the two sides meet in their FA Cup semi-final.The Royals booked their place at Wembley with a 3-0 replay victory over League One outfit Bradford City, with Robson-Kanu opening the scoring at the Madejski.The straightforward win guaranteed Reading’s first semi-final berth in the competition since 1927, and the Welsh international thinks Arsenal’s elevated stature may benefit the Championship side.“It’s a no pressure game. We are going to Wembley and will enjoy the occasion,” said Robson-Kanu.“Who knows what will happen. We’ve played them in cup competitions before and it’s been full of excitement. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get to an FA Cup final.”Robson-Kanu was referencing the League Cup clash between the two sides in 2012, which saw Arsenal emerge 7-5 winners in an astonishing game that broke goalscoring records for cup competitions.The 25-year-old, who was released by the Gunners when he was 15 for being too small, also defended the actions of Reading supporters who rushed onto the pitch following the final whistle.“It’s been a crazy amount of years since we’ve been in an FA Cup tie at Wembley so the fans were obviously overjoyed. These things happen,” said Robson-Kanu.The forward reiterated manager Steve Clarke’s comments urging his players to replicate their cup form in their remaining league games, with Reading sitting a disappointing 16th in the Championship.Robson-Kanu said: “I think the run in the FA Cup is evidence that the manager knows what he’s doing and can get results.“It has been a season of change for the club but now under Steve we are really looking for some consistency. Once the team is applying that week in week out we will begin to win games.”last_img read more

BROGAN DEMANDS SPECIAL MEETING ON EU IMPACT ON RURAL DONEGAL

first_imgThe Fianna Fáil members of Donegal County Council have called on the Mayor of Donegal to convene a special Council meeting to discuss the implications of the various EU and national directives that have been issued by the government and came into effect on 21st September 2011.At the first of three planning workshops held in Lifford Fianna Fáil Councillors expressed huge concerns about impact these directives will have on the people in rural areas across Co Donegal.Fianna Fáil Whip in Donegal County Council Ciarán Brogan said:  “We are seeking clarification on how these directives can have been introduced at a have been brought while our current draft County Development Plan was on public consultation. “We will now be seeking permission from the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan and his Department to re-issue the draft County Development Plan, accompanied by all relevant EU and national directives that have been issued since the plan was initially published.“We want to give the people of Donegal an opportunity to be fully informed on the impacts these directives and guidelines will have the future development of our county,” concluded Cllr. Brogan.BROGAN DEMANDS SPECIAL MEETING ON EU IMPACT ON RURAL DONEGAL was last modified: November 7th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldaily.comEU DIRECTIVESFianna Fáil Whip in Donegal County Council Ciarán Broganlast_img read more