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first_img RSF_en The Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper reported on 19 September that the St. Paul authorities will not after all prosecute the journalists who were picked up in the course of the mass arrests that took place in St. Paul, Minnesota, on 1 September during the Republic Party convention (see 2 September release).The newspaper quotes St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman as saying the city authorities have decided not to prosecute journalists charged with misdemeanour offences and that they will use a “very broad” definition of who, among the approximately 800 people arrested, is a journalist. Among those who will not be prosecuted are Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now!, and two of her reporters and producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, who were charged with unlawful assembly, obstructing the legal process and incitement to riot . They were also the victims of police violence.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the outcome, and hopes a similar decision is taken with ABC News producer Asa Eslocker, who was arrested and charged with trespassing, interference, and refusing to obey a lawful order during the Democratic Party convention in Denver on 27 August (see 29 August release). He is due to appear in court on 25 September._________________________________________2.09.08 – Call for withdrawal of charges against three journalists manhandled and arrested outside Republican Party conventionReporters Without Borders is outraged by the way Amy Goodman, the host of the nationally-syndicated radio and TV programme Democracy Now!, and two of her producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, were manhandled and arrested by police while covering demonstrations yesterday outside the Republican Party convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.The press freedom organisation calls for an investigation into the circumstances of their arrest and the immediate withdrawal of the charges brought against them. Although quickly released, Goodman was charged with obstructing a legal process and interfering with a police officer, while her two producers were charged with “felony riot.”“The violence used by the police when arresting these three journalists, who identified themselves as such, was an unacceptable abuse of authority, a violence of the First Amendment and a clear demonstration of a desire to intimidate them and their news organisation,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Democracy Now! has done a lot of very critical reporting about the war in Iraq and it is no coincidence that three of its representatives were treated like this,” the press freedom organisation added. “The confirmation of the charges against them compounds the original injustice with another one. The police should be investigating their own ranks.”The three journalists were arrested at about 5 p.m. during anti-war demonstrations being staged by veterans and relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq near the convention centre where the Republican Party is due to confirm Sen. John McCain as its candidate for November’s presidential election.Kouddous and Salazar were the first to be arrested by baton-wielding police. Kouddous was slammed against a wall and then pinned to the ground. Salazar was slammed to the ground. Kouddous sustained injuries to the chest and back. Salazar sustained injuries to her face.Goodman was arrested when she asked the police why they had arrested her colleagues. Although she identified herself as a journalist, her hands were handcuffed behind her back and then she was led away, as can be seen in a video sequence shot by a bystander (below). The three journalists were released a few hours later. An Associated Press photographer, Matt Rourke, was also arrested at the same time as several hundred demonstrators.A committed journalist who is very critical of the Republican government and especially the war in Iraq, Goodman launched her Democracy Now! in 1996. Produced in New York by a team of independent journalists, it is syndicated to more than 700 radio and TV stations in the United States and abroad.See the video :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQ News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas September 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Charges will not be pressed against journalists arrested during Republican convention Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go furthercenter_img News June 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation News April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United Stateslast_img read more

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of 3 activists in the pro-democracy party Viet Tan (Vietnam Reform Party), including Frenchwoman Nguyen Thi Thanh Van, a renowned freedom of expression activist.She is a regular media contributor to the Vietnamese community media in exile: the monthly Viet Nam Dan Chu (Democracy in Vietnam) and Radio Chan Troi Moi (New Horizon – the voice of a democratic and reformed Vietnam). She is also secretary general of the France-Vietnam Mutual Aid Organisation (AFVE). She is married and lives in Paris.According to a statement put out by Viet Tan, three of their activists were arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on 17 November. These were Nguyen and two Americans. They were arrested along with a Thai national and two Vietnamese as they tried to hold a meeting to promote the pro-democracy movement in the country. They were placed in custody in Ho Chi Minh City, with the exception of Nguyen Quoc Quan, whose whereabouts are not known.”The arrest of five people, including French national Nguyen Thi Thanh Van, for taking part in a meeting, shows that the crackdown launched against dissidents in 2007 has not yet ended,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.”We call for their immediate release since they were only engaged in peacefully promoting freedom of expression”, it added.The others being held are: Nguyen Quoc Quan, mathematics researcher in the United States, from Sacramento, California, Truong Van Ba, restaurateur in Honolulu, Hawai, Nguyen The Vu, a trader living in Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen The Khiem, student and younger brother of Nguyen The Vu, and Thai national Somsak Khunmi. VietnamAsia – Pacific Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en November 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of french campaigner and journalist Nguyen Thi Thanh Van News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison to go furthercenter_img Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News VietnamAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Follow the news on Vietnam Help by sharing this information News April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleKillybegs community praised for helping stranded Belgian familyNext articleMassive increase in new library memberships News Highland Four areas in Donegal are without water this afternoon as Irish Water crews work to rectify problems.Repairs to a burst water main may affect supply to Ballyshannon, Higginstown & surrounds until 3pm today.A burst main may affect supply to Carndonagh & surrounds until 6pm.Meanwhile, repairs to a burst water main may affect supply to Drumaweer, Greencastle and surrounds until 5pm today.Meenreagh, Tieveclogher & surrounding areas will be without water until 2pm today due to a water burst there. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Water outages affecting four areas in Donegal Google+ By News Highland – April 17, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Hamilton (Off-Broadway) The Public Theater’s production of Hamilton, created by and starring Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, only began previews off-Broadway on January 20, but it looks as if the founding father may already be eyeing a move uptown. The tuner’s producers, including Jeffrey Seller, aim to put the show on the fast track to open this spring on Broadway, The New York Post reports.Pre-opening buzz surrounding the musical has led to the assumption of a transfer down the line, though less assured is the timeline of the move. April 23 marks the Tony Awards eligibility deadline, and theater space is dwindling. One available house is the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where If/Then plays its final performance on March 22. The venue holds a great deal of nostalgia for both Miranda and Seller, as the two took home Tonys in 2008 for its previous tenant In the Heights (Miranda for composing, Seller for producing, naturally). Another option could be the Nederlander Theatre (where Seller brought Rent in 1996). The musical Honeymoon in Vegas is struggling to hit the box office jackpot there despite good reviews. However, no shutter date for the tuner has been announced.If not this season, 2015-16 would surely be on the table. The Public Theater’s 2013 production of Fun Home sat out a season before transferring to Broadway; preview performances will begin at the Circle in the Square Theatre on March 27.A move this season could affect Hamilton’s previously announced extension at the Public through April 5; Seller reportedly has the right to cancel it to secure the show’s move before the cutoff date. Regardless of whether the production will stay at the Public or light up the Great White Way, the show will be short one star. Brian d’Arcy James, who plays King George, will take his final bow on March 1 to headline Something Rotten on Broadway (where he’ll remain British). A replacement for James has not yet been announced.Bringing Hamilton into the current season would likely put two Public Theater shows up against each other at the Tony Awards and effectively throw in a last minute wrench for the season’s other tuners (including Something Rotten, Doctor Zhivago and Finding Neverland) hoping to take home the big prize. Less certain is the Broadway landscape this time next year, but should Hamilton wait until then, it would be in the mix with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. Miranda and Lloyd Webber have a great deal of respect for each other; surely, the maestros of the two sides of the pond can keep things civil.You know, unlike the 18th century. Star Files Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ex-Nassau County P:olice Det. Sgt. Alan Sharpe (NCDA).Opening statements are scheduled to start Monday in the trial of a retired Nassau County police detective sergeant accused of helping two ex-commanders of covering up a burglary committed by a police benefactor’s son.Alan Sharpe had pleaded not guilty charges in a March 2012 grand jury indictment, which included misdemeanor counts of conspiracy, official misconduct and offering a false instrument for filing.Prosecutors have said Sharpe changed a report written by a Seventh Squad detective in his command to falsely suggest that officials at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore did not want to press charges in 2009 against a then-student who stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics.Sharpe’s codefendant, ex-Second Deputy Nassau County Police Commissioner William Flanagan, was convicted of official misconduct and conspiracy charges last year. A jury acquitted him of felony receiving reward for misconduct. Judge Mark Cohen had sentenced him to 60 days in jail but the execution of his sentence was stayed while attorneys for Flanagan appeal the conviction.Former Deputy Chief of Patrol John Hunter had pleaded guilty to conspiracy and misconduct charges after Flanagan was convicted. He was sentenced to probation and community service.The student, Zachary Parker of Merrick, who was an intern with the police ambulance bureau at the time of the thefts, was released from a prison boot camp for youthful offenders last summer after pleading guilty to burglary and drug charges, then violating the terms of his probation.Parker and the ex-brass were charged after Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office investigated allegations in a Press expose detailing police favoritism. Parker’s father, Gary, had been identified in court as an unindicted coconspirator for using his police contacts as a member of a police nonprofit to have the charges against his son quashed.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Federal authorities are reportedly investigating New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son, Adam—shocking news that has sparked a separate probe in Nassau County, officials said.The New York Times reported Wednesday that Manhattan federal prosecutors have subpoenaed witnesses, including fellow elected officials from Long Island, to testify before a grand jury regarding Adam Skelos’ business dealings with a company that won a lucrative Nassau County contract. As a result, Nassau prosecutors have also begun looking into county contracts. A spokesman for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said that he and the county are not targets of the federal probe, but are cooperating with investigators.“I have and will continue to cooperate with any inquiry,” Sen. Skelos said in a statement Thursday. In January, the senator had blasted an NBC New York story for reporting that he was under investigation when, he claimed, he had not been contacted by law enforcement. Christopher Conniff, an attorney for his son, did not return a call for comment.The news comes three months after New York State Assemb. Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) pleaded not guilty to charges that he allegedly used his influence to pad his own pockets during his two-decade tenure as the Assembly Speaker. Skelos, who is equally as powerful in Albany, is part of the “Three Men In The Room” that negotiates the state’s legislative agenda with the Assembly speaker and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Declining to comment were representatives for the FBI and Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Asked if any other elected official was under investigation when Silver was arrested, Bharara had replied, “Stay tuned.”Now the focus is on Nassau.“One focal point has been Adam Skelos’s hiring by an Arizona company, AbTech Industries, as well as a storm-water treatment contract that AbTech was awarded by Nassau County…even though the company was not the low bidder,” the Times reported, citing anonymous sources. “Investigators are seeking to determine whether Senator Skelos exerted any influence in matters involving AbTech. They are also examining whether his son’s hiring as a consultant was part of a scheme in which the senator, in exchange, would take official action that would benefit AbTech or another company, Glenwood Management, a politically influential real estate developer that has had ties to AbTech.”That line of inquiry has sparked a separate review by Nassau prosecutors.“Today’s news about AbTech Industries is troubling,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat, said in a statement Thursday. “My Public Corruption Bureau will conduct a comprehensive review of Nassau County contracting practices.”When asked to confirm reports that Mangano was among those asked to testify before the grand jury—according to the Times, they included some of Skelos’ other fellow Republican state senators from LI—a spokesman for the county executive touted the transparency of Nassau government.“Nassau County has the most transparent process known to government,” said Mangano spokesman Brian Nevin in a statement. “The County has been cooperating with law enforcement officials who have requested information relating to contracts that were awarded under an open, competitive and transparent procurement process.“The County Executive and the County have been notified that they are not targets of the investigation,” Nevin continued, “and will continue to assist law enforcement officials in the event they require additional information regarding the methodology of this public procurement process and the specifics of how the award determination was made.”last_img read more

first_imgCredit unions have a long history of providing education for their members. This adds to the many personal benefits that set credit unions apart from other financial institutions. As the financial services industry has evolved technologically, it has sometimes been difficult for smaller institutions to keep up with the big budgets and expertise required to develop and maintain cutting edge systems and solutions.Enter the world of videoNow available in a variety of formats that are affordable, easy to access and simple to disseminate to members, video is on trend with modern communication and more “hip” than other traditional forms of marketing. With the advent of YouTube, video has become a widespread medium for conveying everything from “DIY” to entertainment and for marketing across generational and demographic market segments. Businesses across every sector of the economy are deploying video to better communicate with and educate their customers.Credit unions would be well served by following their regulators’ lead and exploring the exciting new opportunities for communication with members through video. continue reading » 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img The list of contenders revealed that USA Basketball is keeping the door open for several players recovering from long-term injuries. Golden State Warriors star Curry, who has hardly played this season after undergoing surgery on his left hand, has long spoken of his determination to play in the Tokyo Olympics. Curry, who is hoping to return for the Warriors next month, withdrew from the 2016 Olympics after knee and ankle problems. Loading… Read Also: NBA: Walker scores 27 as Celtics win seventh straight Curry’s Golden State team-mate Klay Thompson, who has not played at all this season after undergoing knee surgery in July 2019, is also named in the 44-man player pool. Thompson was a member of the US team which won gold in Rio four years ago. Durant meanwhile, who has yet to play a game for the Brooklyn Nets after signing for the club last July, is also named in the squad list. Durant, who is recovering from a ruptured Achilles, was a star of the US gold medal-winning teams at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 LeBron James and injured superstars Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were named on Monday in a 44-strong pool of players in contention for spots on the United States Olympic basketball team. A statement from USA Basketball named three-time Olympic champion James and Los Angeles Lakers team-mate Anthony Davis in the player group, which will eventually be whittled down to a 12-man roster. LeBron James was named in a provisional 44-strong player pool for the US basketball Olympic team on Monday “This is the first step in USA Basketball identifying the 12 players who will represent the United States as members of the 2020 US Olympic men’s basketball team in Tokyo,” said USA Basketball men’s team managing director Jerry Colangelo said in a statement. “Over the course of the remainder of the NBA season we’ll continue to monitor all of the athletes. Selecting the 12-man USA roster will obviously be an extremely challenging and difficult process, and we will again attempt to select the very best team possible,” he added. Steph Curry (L) has hardly played this season after undergoing surgery on his left handcenter_img Kevin Durant has yet to play a game for the Brooklyn Nets after signing for the club last July Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way12 Actors Who Always Play Bad CharactersCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now The US team, which will be chasing a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal following wins in 2008, 2012 and 2016, will be coached by San Antonio Spurs boss Gregg Popovich.last_img read more

first_imgNo. 9 Syracuse (7-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) bested No. 8 Cornell (7-4, 2-2 Ivy), 13-8, in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night. Against one of the top offenses in college lacrosse, the Orange stymied the Big Red’s attack. Drake Porter was steady in net for the second game in a row, repelling 10 shots after stopping 16 a week ago. And for the first time this season, Stephen Rehfuss scored a hat trick.Here are three takeaways from Syracuse’s regular season home finale. Shut downCornell came to Syracuse with one of college lacrosse’s best attacking units. Led by Jeff Teat, John Piatelli and Clarke Petterson, the Big Red ranked in the top-10 in a majority of offensive metrics. Cornell scored 15.9 goals per game before Tuesday, second best in the country.But the high-octane unit never found its stride, scoring a season-low eight goals. Tuesday was the first time all year Cornell’s been held to single-digit goals. The trio of Piatelli, Petterson and Teat finished with three goals and four assists, combined.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTeat, the facilitator of Cornell’s offense, drew Nick Mellen, Syracuse’s lock-down defender. All game, Mellen used a combination of agile feet and upper-body strength to beat back Teat, deny him the ball and keep him out of danger areas. Teat had just two assists. It was as strong a defensive performance SU’s had all year, if not the best.Getting hot, finallyPrior to the start of the season, Rehfuss, a preseason All-ACC selection, was poised to take a large role in Syracuse’s offense. A bout with the flu that coincided with SU’s first game held him back, and he’s been playing catch up ever since. Earlier this week, SU head coach John Desko said he thought Rehfuss is finally fully back, well conditioned and ready to break out.In the third quarter, Rehfuss curled around the back of the cage with his stick at his right hip and his defender a step behind. He got to Chayse Ierlan’s right post and swung his stick around his body, nestling the ball in the far corner of the net. It was Rehfuss’ third goal of the night and his first hat trick of 2019. Tuesday wasn’t so much a breakout as a reemergence for Syracuse’s 2018 points leader, but with two games remaining in the regular season, it couldn’t have happened at a better time for the Orange.Back on trackEven as Syracuse sat on its late lead, waiting for the last minute-and-a-half to run out and Cornell to stop trying, Porter called out adjustments to his defense. His voice carried through the mostly-empty Carrier Dome.It was another steady, strong performance for Porter in net on Tuesday. In the two games since allowing 11 goals in the first half and getting benched for the second at Notre Dame, Porter’s made 26 saves and allowed 13 goals. Both those games, against Hobart last week and Cornell on Tuesday, pitted Porter against the business end of two of the top offenses in the country.Both times, he nearly silenced them. On Tuesday, he wasn’t challenged often, but batted away most of the shots within reach. As the first quarter wound down, Cornell’s Connor Fletcher broke free and went low on Porter, on his right side. With no chance to swing his stick to it, Porter jutted his foot out and deflected the ball high in the air, out of harms way, as the buzzer sounded. Comments Published on April 9, 2019 at 8:12 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Zach Powers for The Evergreen State CollegeDr. Damon Williams — a national leader in higher education equity work — will give a talk titled “Making Excellence Inclusive” at 6:30 p.m. on April 19 in the lobby of the Daniel J. Evans Library at The Evergreen State College.Williams has written numerous books and articles on inclusive excellence initiatives in higher education and with Fortune 500 companies. He has worked as an associate vice chancellor, vice provost and chief diversity officer for University of Wisconsin-Madison, inclusive excellence strategy leader with the AAC&U, and chief diversity officer with the American Council on Education.“Dr. Williams will talk about what it looks like for an institution like ours to have a shared understanding of inclusive excellence and how an inclusive excellence framework advances equity through a systemic approach,” said Evergreen Vice President/Vice Provost of Equity and Inclusion Chassity Holliman-Douglas.Sponsored by Evergreen’s Office for Equity and Inclusion, Williams’ talk is part of the Willi Unsoeld Seminar Series. Unsoeld, who passed away in 1979, was an Evergreen founding faculty member and famed mountaineer. Past speakers have included Jim Hightower, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Terry Tempest Williams, Tom Hornbein and The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.The talk will be free and open to the public.“Making Excellence Inclusive” with Dr. Damon Williams6:30 p.m. in the Daniel J. Evans Library LobbyPre-event reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Library MezzanineEvent Contact: [email protected]last_img read more

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