The Turkish Foreign Ministry late Monday summoned the ambassadors of Germany, Italy and the European Union to protest against the illegal interception of Turkish vessels bound for Libya during the EU-led Operation Irini in the Eastern Mediterranean.
“These countries have sent diplomatic notes. In that note, it is affirmed that the incident violates international law and that our right to compensation is protected,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said in a statement.
“Operation Irini is a side operation. It is an operation that aims to punish the legitimate Libyan government and does not inspect weapons supplies to rebel General Khalifa Haftar, and is engaging in arbitrary practices,” Aksoy previously emphasized.
A German frigate participating in the EU-led Operation Irini unlawfully stopped and searched a Turkish commercial cargo ship carrying food and paint supplies to Libya in the Eastern Mediterranean, security sources said.
Footage obtained from the interception shows armed soldiers boarding the ship in a manner that resembles a counterterrorism operation.
Confirming a report in Der Spiegel news magazine, a German spokesman said the Hamburg frigate had intercepted ROSELINE A about 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of the Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday evening.
Aksoy noted that the Turkish ship’s captain cooperated with Operation Irini’s forces and shared extensive information about the ship’s cargo and navigation but faced hours of inspection despite their cooperation.
“All staff were detained and the captain was held at gunpoint by soldiers during the questioning,” said Aksoy. He added that the search was carried out without the approval of the ship’s country of origin.
He went on to note that the intervention only ended after Turkey balked at the unlawful search.
Aksoy strongly condemns the search of the Turkish commercial vessel and the treatment of its staff as criminals.
He underlined that interception in international waters requires flag state approval and that UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions do not abolish this obligation.
Aksoy also said the European mission had adopted a double standard against the legitimate government in Libya and was specifically targeting commercial ships bound for Libya from Turkey.
Trish Cox’s 19-year-old nephew works at the Finish Line sports supply store. She says she’s worried because the shop’s phone isn’t answering and she panics as she waits while FBI agents clean up the mall.
An agent who did not want to be named said the mall was being cleaned “methodically”.
Heavily armed FBI personnel are seen at the mall.
Mall operator Brookfield Properties said in a statement they were “disappointed and angry that our guests and tenants were subjected to violent incidents today.” They declined to comment further.
The Mayfair Mall was the scene of a February shooting in which a city police officer, Joseph Mensah, shot and killed Alvin Cole, a 17-year-old black man.
Police said Cole was running away from police; Mensah, who is also black, admitted to shooting Cole because Cole had a gun pointed at him.
The mall was the target of sporadic protests in the months following the shooting.
Milwaukee County district attorneys refused to press charges against Mensah, but the city this week approved a separation agreement under which Mensah will be paid at least $ 130,000 to leave the police force.
(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Lahore Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi by five wickets in the 1st eliminator as the Pakistan Super League resumed eight months after being suspended due to the pandemic. Qalandars will now face Multan Sultan in today’s second qualifier, with the winner securing a place in the final. Previously, Raja Karachi entered the finals after defeating the Sultan in the first qualifiers. Mohamed Hafeez was the star of the show as he led the chase with 46 balls 74 after Lahore struggled at 33 for 3.Hafeez formed important partnerships with Ben Dunk, then Samit Patel and most recently with David Wiese as Lahore chased down 170 with six balls remaining. Earlier, Hardus Viljoen had 37 of 16 balls off as Zalmi scored a challenging target. Zalmi slipped to 54 for 3 games but Faf du Plessis (31) and Shoaib Malik (39) made recovery. Dilbar Hussain took three goals, while Shaheen Afridi finished with two. Previously, Mohamed Amir maintained 14 runs in Super Over against Multan Sultan in the first Qualifier to guide the Karachi Kings to their first final of the tournament. In the case of a nail bite played at Karachi National Stadium, the pioneer of his left arm dealt only nine strokes as his neat bowling defied the limits of the Sultan’s bat. The Kings’ made 13 runs as Shane Rutherfold hit Sohail Tanvir with four and six strokes after Sharjeel Khan was caught long ago on the third ball. The Sultan have another chance of progressing to the final when they take on Lahore Qalandars in Eliminator 2 tonight. That the match had to be decided in Super Over was because of Sohail as he sent Babar Azam and Chadwick Walton back into the hut within three-ball range in the 17th minute to spark the collapse. The Kings were on their way to a comfortable running chase before Babar, who stroked his 45th T20 for half a century, got stuck behind on the third ball. After the sacking, the Kings slumped to 135 for eight from 117 for three. The king needed the last seven runs with Amir and their captain, Imad Wasim, on the front lines. Pioneering sultan Mohamed Ilyas dealt just two strokes in the first five balls and sent Amir away on the second before Imad, who scored a 16-ball fighting 27 out of the way, flicked the ball from his foot in the back square foot to clear the line. . In the 141 chase, Babar gave the Kings a solid start with a brilliant 65 of 53, consisting of five fours and two six. He had a 42-run partnership with Alex Hales (22 off 19, four fours) for the second goal after Sharjeel Khan (four in seven) was fired early in the process. Babar then formed an alliance of 29 runs and 27 runs with Iftikhar Ahmed (13 off 12) and Imad. Sohail takes three goals for 25 runs and his exploits with the ball follow 25 not of 13 balls. Bowlers Sultan had something to bowl in large part due to Sohail’s late attack which brought in 28 runs from the last two overs, including 19 of the last six balls. The 35-year-old scored two six and four. The Sultan were dealt a blow early in their half as they had Adam Lyth, Shan and Rilee Rossouw back in the shack in powerplay overs. When Rossouw runs off on his second final powerplay delivery, the scorecard reads 36 for three. Their problems were compounded by the dismissal of Zeeshan Ashraf’s opener, who scored 19 balls 21, five balls later. A 40-run stand between Bopara, who made 40 of 31 balls, and Khushdil Shah (17 off 21) provided stability to the Sultan’s innings before the latter was dismissed by Arshad Iqbal. Arshad pulled two goals back for 21 as he took a valuable goal from Shahid Afridi, who made a run-a-ball 12, in the late 17th. For Kings’ Waqas Maqsood is another bowling player who has won two goals.
Short Score Peshawar Zalmi 170/9 in 20 overs (Shoaib Malik 39; Dilbar Hussain 3-33) lost to Lahore Qalandars 171/5 in 19 over (Mohamed Hafeez 74 *) with five goals. Multan Sultan 141-7 in 20 overs (Ravi Bopara 40, Sohail Tanvir 25 not out, Zeeshan Ashraf 21; Arshad Iqbal 2-21, Waqas Maqsood 2-26) lost to Karachi Kings 141-8, 20 overs (Babar Azam 65, Imad Wasim 27 not out, Alex Hales 22; Sohail Tanvir 3-25) in Super Over
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The message is especially important for anyone who has been in an area where a woman in her 20s, who tested positive for the virus this week, visits downtown Auckland.
They include the AZ Collection shop on High St, where the woman works, Vincent Residences on Vincent St, where she lives, and Red Pig Restaurant, where she dined on the last Saturday night, from 6pm to 8.30pm.
In a statement, NSW Health said people should watch for even the “mildest” symptoms and undergo testing and isolation immediately if they feel unwell.
“They are also required to remain in isolation until they receive a negative result – in line with routine advice for everyone in NSW.”
Despite the warnings, NSW Health also said that the risks posed by quarantine-free travel “remain low” at this time.
The airlines here deny anyone who has visited the affected sites
Passengers on the plane that landed in Sydney – from New Zealand – were also warned last night.
The ABC said none of the passengers had reported being in any of the places visited by the latest Covid cases. Neither one had flu-like symptoms.
It is understood that the airlines here will not allow anyone on a flight to Australia if they have visited one of the places where the infected woman was in the past week or so.
People traveling from New Zealand have been able to fly to parts of Australia – New South Wales and the Northern Territory – under the travel bubble since 16 October.
Under the new travel rules, travelers arriving from this side of Tasman do not have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period in managed isolation facilities.
Wellington man Malcolm Angell died suddenly in Montreal. His brother has now spoken of the tragedy, calling for change in the film industry. Photo / Provided
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The family of a Wellington man who committed suicide in Canada said he was struggling and under enormous stress in a “toxic” work environment – and they called for immediate changes to prevent further deaths.
Malcolm Angell, who will turn 47 today, died in Montreal on May 20.
He had attempted suicide a month earlier and was hospitalized, but returned to work two days later and did not notify his family.
His death came shortly after he learned that his mother had a brain tumor and did not have long to live.
He died on the day of his funeral, which was held in Wellington after his body was repatriated and his brother Ivan returned from London and completed his duties in managed isolation.
Angell has worked in the film industry for about 20 years. He started his career with Weta Digital on Lord of the Rings production.
Last year he moved to Montreal to work at the renowned visual effects studio Mill Film.
Ivan Angell told the Herald that his brother was talented and hardworking.
But the industrial pressure has become too much for him, he believes.
After Angell died, his brother learned he worked up to 80 hours a week – something coworkers say is common in the industry – and felt intimidated and “humiliated” by some managers.
She emailed a friend to say her job “sucks” and that she “does work for two.”
But he couldn’t quit because of a penalty clause in his contract, which meant he would be required to pay $ 35,000 if he left his role.
The contract says that for “certain extraordinary and serious” reasons the company may decide to override an indemnity clause.
But Ivan Angell said his brother would never leave a project unfinished.
“He was worried he would not be on time and he would be blamed,” he explained.
“Malcolm is known for his integrity and doing the right thing, so he’ll want to get off with his ship.”
Technicolor provided the Herald with a statement discussing Angell’s death and claims made about the workplace.
“The death of Malcolm Angell in May was a traumatic and tragic event for our family, friends and team. We mourn his death and continue to extend our deepest condolences to his family,” the statement said.
“Technicolor has a longstanding and strong anti-harassment policy, whistleblower resources, and adheres to all employment laws.
“We take all complaints forwarded through our channels very seriously, and thoroughly investigate these allegations and address violations of our policies.
“We have received no formal complaints from Malcolm, or from witnesses on his behalf.
When we learned of Malcolm’s situation at home, we offered him additional support and resources, including encouraging him to take time off and finding and offering to pay for his flight home, which he refused. We have also communicated to him that we will waive the indemnity clause. “
The statement said the company would take toxic workplace claims seriously.
“As a company, we are committed to learning and doing more for mental health.”
Ivan Angell said he knew his brother was having a hard time, but had no idea how bad things got.
The London-based Kiwi learns of Angell’s death via a phone call from a detective.
He was later informed of his previous suicide attempt, and that Angell had asked the police not to notify his family or employers.
“Malcolm was clearly in a dark place when he took his life,” Ivan Angell said today.
“Mental health is a complex issue and I’m not saying it all rests with the employer. Malcolm has problems and you can never be sure of these things.
“But there is so much evidence that the work environment is toxic … that it is distorted knife.”
Ivan Angell tries to get more information from Technicolor, owner of Mill Films, and the Montreal police about his brother’s death.
In particular, he wanted to know who knew about the first suicide attempt and why his brother returned to work two days later, which he found “ridiculous”.
He has spoken with colleagues who say Angell and others are under enormous pressure to complete projects – often with little time and resources – and too afraid to speak out against the conditions.
“Visual effects is a very difficult industry for workers … but they can’t talk about it because they’re afraid they will be blacklisted,” said Ivan Angell.
“There is no union, nothing they can do, they just need to carry on.
“Malcolm told me how difficult he was to find him, but he was a very tough guy, he wouldn’t explain much but he started talking in a way that he felt his career was over.”
Ivan Angell made the decision to talk about suicide because he wanted things to change in an industry his brother worked so hard to be a part of.
“There is so much pressure … so many things going on,” he said.
“We need to explain – this is just the start of the conversation. I don’t expect big changes, I just want people to know.
“We don’t know when we watch the film, the work that comes in, we don’t know how difficult it is and what these people went through.
“What I want is for Malcolm’s death to be in vain, and to help others – that’s all I hope for.”
Angell’s friend, Claire Murdoch, wrote an obituary for him that his family thought was brilliant and summed it up perfectly.
She said she was “a lot of people’s best friend” and that she lived her life “having as much fun as possible without hurting anyone.”
“Mal’s superpower is friendship,” he said.
“She is gifted not only in making friends and taking care of her, but also being a really good friend, remembered by those closest to her as someone who shows her love and care, rather than talking too much about her feelings – but always living for others’ emotions, always there for deep things and quiet moments, too. “
He said he had the ability to “always find the funny side of things” and a deep commitment to social justice.
He works hard and others in the industry “love him for his collegiality, competence and professionalism and appreciate his no-fuss, no drama” attitude.
“Mally has somehow managed to maintain a high sense of humor even – especially – when things get tough, keep others sane and focused, not sweat what doesn’t need to be drained, and maintain a deep calm in a sea of chaos,” he said.
“Filmmaking is not for anyone who can’t collaborate, learn fast, work hard physically and mentally, meet impossible deadlines, and frankly handle insane levels of stress – and Malcolm thrives,” he said.
“Malcolm has never been seen that long without his famous smile or his inevitable companion – like thunder following lightning – his ridiculous helium laugh.
“It’s fair enough to say nobody thought he would stop laughing.”
WHERE TO GET HELP:
If you are concerned about your mental health or someone else’s, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. However, if you or someone else is in danger or puts others in danger, immediately call the police on 111.