Blast kills 6 in district headquarters in Mogadishu

first_imgTwo arrested in connection with Mogadishu blast ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Rescuers carry a wounded man from the scene of an explosion in Hodan district, Mogadishu, Somalia September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Feisal Omar Rescuers carry a wounded man from the scene of an explosion in Hodan district, Mogadishu, Somalia September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Feisal OmarAt least six people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, authorities said Monday.Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the large blast badly damaged the compound of the Hodan district’s headquarters in Mogadishu.The Aamin Ambulance service said the toll was at least six with another 16 wounded. Hussein said most victims were district workers and soldiers.It was the second such attack on a district headquarters in the capital this month. The Howlwadag district headquarters was targeted on Sept. 2 with at least six people killed, including two children.The Al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for both attacks. The Somalia-based group often targets the capital with bombings, including a truck bombing in October that left at least 512 people dead.Mogadishu residents have been dismayed by the car bombings that occur despite multiple checkpoints and hundreds of soldiers inspecting vehicles entering the city. The government has blocked most back streets as part of a new security strategy aimed at preventing attacks.Somali troops are meant to take over the Horn of Africa nation’s security in the coming years from an African Union force but concerns about their readiness remain high.The U.N. Security Council recently voted to delay the reduction of troops in the AU force from October to February and the target date to hand over security to Somali forces to December 2021.Related Car bomb kills at least four in Mogadishucenter_img Huge blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishulast_img read more

Sasser, Mauk leads Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14

first_imgCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Bud Sasser scored two touchdowns and Russell Hansbrough added another to lead Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14 Saturday and end a two-game home losing streak.After scoring twice apiece on special teams and defense last week at Florida, the Tigers (6-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) used three touchdowns by their offense against the Commodores (2-6, 0-5).Missouri gained 385 total yards, easily eclipsing its combined total of 266 yards in its last two games. Maty Mauk completed 11 of 23 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns while Marcus Murphy added 93 rushing yards on 16 carries.Johnny McCrary completed 17 of 31 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start for Vanderbilt, becoming the team’s fourth quarterback to start this season because of injuries.Missouri leaned heavily on its rushing attack, running 46 times for 244 yards compared to 23 passing attempts. Missouri possessed the ball for 31:09, passing the 30-minute mark for the first time in four games.While the Tigers struggled to maintain much of a rhythm offensively, they did enough to take advantage of a Vanderbilt defense allowing a league-worst 34 points per game.Sasser finished with 74 receiving yards, including 13 on a touchdown pass from Mauk with 2:27 left in the third quarter on the heels of a 36-yard run by Mauk, who shook off some of the frustrations of a 20-yard performance last week.The score provided Missouri a 17-7 advantage, but C.J. Duncan pulled the Commodores to within three points after hauling in an over-the-shoulder, 29-yard touchdown pass from McCrary with 6:53 remaining.The freshman-to-freshman play capped a 76-yard drive.Despite Vanderbilt having 31 freshmen receiving playing time this season, and a winless conference record, the team trailed by just a field goal with fewer than three minutes remaining and Missouri facing a 2nd-and-20 on Vanderbilt’s 44-yard line.But linebacker Stephen Weatherly grabbed Mauk’s facemask on a run, giving the Tigers a first down on the Commodores’ 19-yard line. Two plays later, Mauk found Sasser in the back corner of the end zone for a 26-yard score.Vanderbilt finished with 240 yards, including only 44 on the ground, and only 53 on its first four drives. The Commodores then traveled 75 yards on their next possession as McCrary found fourth-string tight end Nathan Marcus for a 9-yard touchdown.The touchdown narrowed Vanderbilt’s deficit to 10-7 with eight second remaining in the first half after Hansbrough scored on a 10-yard run three minutes earlier. Missouri’s running backs accounted for all 77 yards on the drive, including 10 carries for 60 yards and a 17-yard reception by Hansbrough, who finished with 87 yards rushing.last_img read more

Heathrow Airport and Ovo Energy shortlisted for best total reward strategy

first_imgHeathrow Airport and Ovo Energy are among the organisations shortlisted for Best total reward strategy at the Employee Benefits Awards 2016.The Best total reward strategy award celebrates the most effective use of a total reward strategy.The full category shortlist is:Cafcass, Cafcass Reward StrategyCiti, Select (Entered by Vebnet)Heathrow Airport, The DealOvo Energy, My Rewards (Entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)The winner will be announced during a lunch time ceremony and summer party at the Artillery Garden at the HAC, London, on 3 June 2016.Follow @EmployeeBenefit on Twitter for live updates from the awards ceremony, and join in the conversation using #EBAwards.See the full shortlist.For more information, or to book your table.last_img read more