News Receive email alerts BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation News Reporters Without Borders said today it was “shocked” at the murder of American journalist Paul Khlebnikov (photo) in Moscow on 9 July and called for government action to protect journalists in a country where it said they were “in great danger.” The organisation said that since Khlebnikov was an investigative journalist, he may have been killed for that reason. June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News to go further November 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A new suspect arrested in Paul Khlebnikov murder investigation The Moscow prosecutor’s office has arrested a 40-year-old man from Chechnya in the investigation into the 9 July murder of Paul Khlebnikov, editor of the Russian edition of the American Forbes magazine.The arrested man was Musa Vakhayev of Urus-Martan in Chechnya. The prosecutor’s office, which made the arrest on 18 November, now has ten days to come up with the necessary evidence allowing it to charge the suspect. It gave no further information apart from repeating that it was still viewing the Chechnya connection as its best lead.The murdered journalist’s brother Peter Khlebnikov announced on the same day that a group of Russian and American journalists had decided to carry out their own independent investigation into the killing.———–05.10.2004Murder of Paul Khlebnikov: Moscow police chief withdraws statementAs a wide variety of theories continue to circulate about the murder of Paul Khlebnikov, Vladimir Pronin has withdrawn a statement he made on 28 September that two recently arrested Chechen nationals were suspects. The arrested men are apparently not suspected of murdering the journalist. Of the three weapons seized when they were arrested, none corresponded to the one used in the 9 July killing.Elsewhere Moscow’s prosecutor-general, who is overseeing the investigation, has expressed his dissatisfaction at the Moscow police chief’s statements. He said Vladimir Pronin had no right give out information about the case, since he was not in charge of the investigation.——-28.09.04Two Chechens arrested as suspects in Russian Forbes editor’s murderTwo Chechens have been arrested as suspects in the 9 July murder of Paul Khlebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, Moscow police chief Vladimir Pronin said today. Pronin said the suspects had “kidnapped another person” prior to Khlebnikov’s death. He also said police had seized three firearms, including the one used to gun down Khlebnikov outside his Moscow office. But he provided no other information about the investigation or the suspected motives for the killing.From the outset, the police had assumed that the murder was linked to Khlebnikov’s work as a journalist. He had investigated Russian businessmen for Forbes. But he also wrote a book based on interviews with Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, a former deputy prime minister of the Chechen separatist government. Published in 2003 and entitled “Conversations with a barbarian,” it presented Nukhayev and other Chechen rebels in a negative light. In another book published in 2000, Khlebnikov described Russian businessman Boris Berezovski as a “Kremlin godfather” with links to Chechen organised crime.__________________________10.07.2004Editor of Russian edition of Forbes Magazine killed in MoscowRussian versionReporters Without Borders said today it was “shocked” at the murder of American journalist Paul Khlebnikov in a Moscow street on 9 July and called for government action to protect journalists in a country where it said they were “in great danger.” Khlebnikov, 41, editor of the new Russian edition of the US business magazine Forbes, was hit four times by gunmen who attacked him as he left his office. He died on his way to hospital. “Police think he was probably killed because of his work,” said a spokeswoman for the Moscow prosecutor’s office. A car belonging to the killers was found today.Reporters Without Borders said that since Khlebnikov was an investigative journalist, he may have been killed for that reason. It noted that five journalists had been murdered in Russia last year and that official investigations had not yet discovered why they were killed. It called on the police to do everything possible to quickly arrest Khlebnikov’s murderers.The journalist, who founded the Russian edition of the magazine in April, had published a list of the richest people in Russia. The publisher of the Russian edition, Leonid Bershidsky, told Reuters news agency that after 17 years of investigative journalism, “he probably had plenty of enemies.” Khlebnikov had written about Russian billionaire businessman Boris Berezovsky in 1996 and wrote a book about him in 2000 called “Godfather of the Kremlin” which said he had ties with the Chechen mafia and had smuggled hundreds of millions of dollars out of the country.Berezovsky told journalists after the murder that Khlebnikov had reported things inaccurately, which had probably strongly displeased someone.Russian version May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en
LifestyleEntertainmentNewsMany hands make light work of New Year’s bashBy Alan Jacques – December 5, 2013 826 ALMOST 2,000 people have been recruited and resourced in just eight weeks for Limerick City of Culture 2014’s New Year‘s Eve extravaganza.Details of the pageant and City of Culture ‘NYE Sky’ have been unveiled with a promise of being “the most exciting and exuberant interactive family event” Limerick has ever seen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The spectacular end-of-year bash promises to transport the streets of Limerick into a wonderful fairyland full of fantastical characters, glowing floats and magical music, with both skies and terra firma being brought to life.According to a press statement this week, the difficult task of creating this world-class show has been achieved in an “impossibly tight timeframe”. Involved in putting together this breathtaking project were: producer Joe Clarke, creative director Paul Boland, University Concert Hall, LITMT, Lime Tree Theatre, Murt Whelan Sound, Frontline Theatre School, Spotlight Stage School, Expressive Arts, Limerick Youth Theatre, Limerick Youth Choir, Cantet, Limerick City Hall, Peter Dee’s Academy of Music, Limerick Gospel Choir, Honest Arts, Music Generation, The Learning Hub, and many more on third level co-operative education placement.City of Culture chief executive Patricia Ryan is now predicting “the biggest and most magnificent occasion that Limerick has ever seen” on December 31.“The City will be illuminated like never before, breathing new life into every nook and cranny. It will be the celebration of all celebrations to kick off Limerick as the National City of Culture 2014,” she said.“The positives the City of Culture will bring to Limerick with this event alone are extremely substantial. It’s hugely encouraging to see 900 volunteers getting involved together with over 700 kids and teenagers across 20 Limerick schools working together to make this wonderful world class event happen,” she added.From 6:30pm on New Year’s Eve, a procession will be led by the multi-award winning street theatre company Bui Bolg through the fully pedestrianised streets of Limerick, along the banks of the River Shannon to the Medieval Quarter.Son et Lumiere, will turn the city and its night skies into a live storybook using cutting edge digital mapping and special lighting effects which will be projected onto Limerick’s historic buildings. Live narration and accompanying specially composed music will bring ‘The Story of the Boy who Looked for the Trout’, written by local playwright Mike Finn, to life.There is an open call for children and adults in Limerick to get involved in the City of Culture NYE. For more information contact www.cityofculturenye.ie. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Get ready for the New Years Eve Firework display in Limerick City TAGSCity of CultureMusic LimerickNew Year’s Eve Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Print Linkedin Twitter Previous articleMunster favourites over FrenchNext articleEditorial – lend me your ear to fix the problem Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook Advertisement #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
By Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 30) – Saturday night’s action at West Liberty Raceway included a full program of IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing with the iWireless IMCA Late Models headlining the program.The main event took the green with Kyle Hinrichs taking the lead early and appearing to be on his way to the win. The 25-lapper went caution-free to the checkers as Chad Holladay chased down Hinrichs and made the winning pass on lap 21 on his way to his third consecutive West Liberty win. Kevin Kile made a late race pass of Hinrichs to take second.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modified feature belonged to veteran Brad Dubil. Dubil took the lead at the drop of the green and went on to lead all 20 laps in scoring his first win in several years at the West Liberty ½-mile. Dubil scored a very comfortable win over Larry Herring and Kurt Kile.The Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Dalton Simonsen advance from a fourth row start and go on to victory lane. Simonsen took the win over Cory VanZante and Jarrett Brown.The Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car main event was won by David Brandies. The 71 of Brandies shot out of the pack early and went on to score the win over Johnny Spaw.The action-packed US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact feature win went to Steve Struck in his new no. 24 Sport Compact. Struck took the win ahead of Cody VanDusen and Jason KlerkDerus.