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Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News Follow the news on Bangladesh News RSF_en Around ten journalists covering Islamist rioting in the central Dhaka district of Paltan on 5 May were injured in attacks by protesters and two were hospitalized in a critical condition. The rioting was followed early yesterday morning by the closure of two Islamist TV stations.“We condemn the violent attacks on journalists covering Islamist demonstrations that led to clashes with the police,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Journalists act as neutral observers of political events and, as such, should never be targeted by either protesters or police.“We appeal for calm and we urge the authorities to take whatever measures are necessary to protect news providers. We also point out that the media should not be censored for covering events of general interest.“The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission must publicly explain why it has ordered two Islamist TV stations, Diganta Television and Islamic TV, to stop broadcasting or else the measure can only be regarded as entirely arbitrary.”The journalists were attacked on 5 May by supporters of Hefajat-e-Islam – a newly-emerged Islamist movement – after police charged their demonstration.The targeted journalists included Firoze Manna, a reporter for Dainik Janakantha, Rafiqul Islam, a reporter for the English-language daily New Age, Ali Hossain Mithu, a photographer for the daily Amader Shomoy, Bulbul Ahmed, a photo editor for the same newspaper, Shomoy TV reporter Saiful Rudra and his cameraman Sajib, Mohono TV reporter Nasir Uddin, and Bdnews24 reporter Farhan Ferdous and his photographer Munna.Gazi TV reporter Sajjah Hossain and his cameraman Litton were hospitalized in a critical condition as result of the injuries they sustained in the attacks by Islamist protesters, who also inflicted damage on TV crew vehicles.Col. Sazzad Hossain of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission led pre-dawn raids yesterday on the premises of Diganta Television and Islamic TV and, at 4:20 a.m., ordered them to stop broadcasting. No written order was presented and no explanation was given.Diganta Television is owned by Mir Kashem Ali, the leader of the Islamist party Jammat-e-Islami, who is currently held on charges of crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s 1971 independence war. Islamic TV is owned by the brother of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, the leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which is now the main opposition party.The 5 May demonstrations were called to protest against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s rejection of a proposed law intended to penalize attacking religious sentiments, the Koran and the Prophet Mohammed. The Islamist protesters were also demanding the death penalty for bloggers convicted of “atheism.”Four bloggers ¬– Asif Mohiuddin, Russell Pervez, Mashiur Rahman and Subrata Adhikari ¬– are currently detained in Dhaka on atheism charges and are facing up to 14 years in prison and fines of 100,000 euros. Two Facebook users, Partha Sarathi Das Pappu, and Bijoy Chandra, have also been jailed for posting offensive comments about Islam and Mohammed. BangladeshAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters attacked by rioting Islamists during clashes with police Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Photo : STR / AFP Organisation May 19, 2021 Find out more News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more News February 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information
News Organisation Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Bosnia-HerzegovinaEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns Republika Srpska Prime Minister Milorad Dodik’s call for a boycott of the state-owned federal television news station (FTV) on the grounds that its coverage is allegedly “biased and distorted.” Republika Srpska (RS) is one of two main political entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina.In a confidential internal memorandum dated 3 March and leaked on 14 March, Dodik asked all of the representatives of the country’s Serbian community to ignore requests from FTV and to suspend all advertising and business links with the station.“An economic boycott of any news media is unacceptable, but a boycott of the national TV news station by government officials is absolutely outrageous,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Not only is it a serious press freedom violation but also a flagrant breach of the 2001 Freedom of Information Act.“Given the financial importance of state advertising and the economic problems that all the media are suffering, the economic retaliation envisage by Prime Minister Dodik constitutes a major act of blackmail. The independence of federal radio and TV must be guaranteed. FTV is not a propaganda or public relations tool at the disposal of a particular community or government.”Reporters Without Borders added: “If Prime Minister Dodik wants to air any grievances he may have about FTV’s coverage or editorial decisions, he can always turn to the Communications Regulation Agency (RAK), which in theory has the necessary authority.”Dodik previous called for a boycott of the national public TV station BHT1 in 2007, describing it as “politicised, malicious and totally unprofessional.” Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis RSF_en to go further News Receive email alerts Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunished Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bosnia-Herzegovina Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal News July 23, 2020 Find out more April 29, 2020 Find out more April 8, 2020 Find out more News March 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Unacceptable call for boycott of state TV station by Serb premier
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook Linkedin by Siofra Barry LIMERICK companies, big and small, must act quickly to be in with a chance of winning the top prize of €150,000 in “The Irish Times Inter Trade Ireland Innovation Awards”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up All you need is a good idea and suitable business model. Businesses from all sectors are encouraged to enter, including : Agri-Food, Bioscience, Energy & the Environment, Manufacturing, Creative Industries and IT & Telecommunications.Michael McAleer, Innovation editor at The Irish Times said the awards have opened doors for many previous winners.“Winning an award promotes brand awareness, which helps market penetration. It can also get you recognition from State agencies, which can really help with things like product development, marketing and market development. For smaller companies in particular, the recognition gives them great confidence. It tells them there is real potential in their business because they are getting endorsement from expert judges,” he said.Each category winner will receive a €10,000 communications package in The Irish Times Business+Innovation supplement and an iPad with an annual subscription to The Irish Times ePaper.“The Innovation Awards have helped bring companies to the next level. Many of our previous winners have testified to the profile generated from the awards in helping them scale their business” said Aidan Gough, Strategy and Policey Director at InterTradeIreland.The closing date for applications is 5pm, December 2.The winners will then be in the running to win the overall Innovation of the Year title and receive a communications package, worth in excess of €150,000, comprising of advertising promotion across The Irish Times Business+Innovation supplement.UCD Smurfit School will provide the overall winner with a scholarship for an Executive Education programme commencing in 2015 and they will receive a state of the art laptop with a one year subscription to The Irish Times ePaper.There is also a special recognition award given to the company with the best North/South collaboration project and each winner will receive a prize worth €10,000.For further details, log on to www.irishtimes.com/innovationawards BusinessNewsLast Chance to win €150,000 for Limerick EnterprisesBy John Keogh – November 21, 2013 690 WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Print Advertisement Twitter Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Previous articleCelebrity show for Richard Harris FestivalNext articleLiam O’Maonlaí performs Leonard Cohen’s music as Gaeilge John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email TAGSbusinesscompetitionenterprise Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people
Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback By News Highland – August 16, 2019 Facebook Twitter Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday August 16th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/16news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal Senator outraged at lack of response from Irish WaterNext articleShamrock Rovers beat Derry at the Brandywell – FT Report News Highland Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday August 16th Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21
Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for walk-in Covid tests centres in Donegal Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ There are calls for extra walk-in Covid test centres to be set up in Donegal in the coming week.Local politicians met the Health Minister and Chief Medical Officer last night amid concern over the level of infection here.Donegal currently has the highest incidence rate of coronavirus in the country.Last night’s meeting heard suggestions for antigen testing to be piloted in local schools and for more vaccination centres.Donegal TD, Joe McHugh, says the extra test centres need to be up and running as soon as possible:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/JoeSun1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articleNorth West Warriors begin season with defeatNext articleFocus shifts to extra supports for Donegal to reduce Covid numbers News Highland WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – May 2, 2021 WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford
News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook It’s emerged that 60 per cent of Gardai in Letterkenny won’t receive payments for allowances worked in November in time for Christmas.Concern had been raised in previous years over an out-dated processing system but the issue remains unresolved.The GRA Representative for Donegal is Brendan O’Connor.He says this has resulted in low moral within in the force in Letterkenny with members heavily relying on these payments ahead of a very costly time of year:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/brendanocdfgdfonnor.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Over half of Letterkenny Gardai won’t receive allowances before Christmas WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil agree to safety measures at dangerous junction in Twin TownsNext articleGAA Programme – Naomh Colmcille look ahead to All Ireland Quarter Final News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter By News Highland – December 7, 2017 Twitter Facebook
Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 5th May 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Laois5353.145 7-day incidence rate is 665-day moving average is 410 Wicklow<5795.5136 Kerry<5212.919 *** County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. Clare5343.852 CountyToday's cases (to midnight 05May2021)5 day moving average (to midnight 05May2021)14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (22Apr2021 to 05May2021)New Cases during last 14 days (22Apr2021 to 05May2021) Kilkenny<5339.339 As of 8am today, 131 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 36 are in ICU. 16 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of Tuesday 4th May, 1,655,866 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Homepage BannerNews Roscommon97111.672 Monaghan5391.256 By News Highland - May 6, 2021 1,201,373 people have received their first dose454,493 people have received their second doseDr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We all want the easing of restrictions next week to be a significant turning point in this pandemic. We have worked so hard to reduce the spread of this disease. More than 30% of adults have now been vaccinated with one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland and it is time to feel hopeful and to start planning our summer.“The choices we make now are vital to minimise the incidence of COVID-19 throughout May and June. Prioritise being outside and avoid crowds. Know the symptoms - self-isolate immediately and phone your GP if you have them. By protecting yourself, you are protecting everyone you know from infection.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.* Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 deaths. The figure of 4,921 confirmed deaths reflects this.** Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 6 confirmed case. The figure of 251,474 confirmed cases reflects this. Mayo0445.259 Previous articleNews, Sport, Farm News and Obituaries on Thursday May 6thNext articlePremier Division Preview with Keith Cowan News Highland ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Facebook Cavan<510139.2106 Ireland393410129.76,178 Carlow6386.149 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Westmeath711200.5178 Twitter Tipperary1213148.5237 Google+ Facebook 393 new Covid 19 cases, 26 in Donegal Leitrim<5287.428 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest 393 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic today, with eight additional Covid related deaths reported.There were 26 new cases in Donegal, which has a 14 day incidence rate of 270.1 cases per 100,000 people, compared to a national figure of 129.7. Donegal once again has the highest incidence rate in the country, but the rate is down on previous days.99 new cases have been confirmed north of the border, with no additional Covid related deaths.Earlier, 102 new Covid 19 cases were confirmed in Northern Ireland, with no additional Covid related deaths.Seven cases of the Indian coronavirus variant have been confirmed in Northern Ireland, with Chief Medical Officer saying that does not mean the variant is going to become the most prevalent or dominant strain in the North.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.Of the deaths notified today 3 occurred in May, 2 occurred in March and 3 occurred in February or earlier.The median age of those who died was 79 years and the age range was 55 – 97 years. There has been a total of 4,921* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Wednesday 5th May, the HPSC has been notified of 393 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 251,474** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Of the cases notified today:175 are men / 211 are women79% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 28 years old173 in Dublin, 42 in Cork, 34 in Kildare, 26 in Donegal, 15 in Meath and the remaining 103 cases are spread across 20 other counties***. Google+ Waterford<5571.483 Pinterest Wexford5428.743 Cork423381.1440 Dublin173171183.52,472 WhatsApp Twitter Donegal2627270.1430 Limerick1314125.2244 Meath1517143.6280 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Sligo0125.917 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Longford<5211547 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Louth712114.1147 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Kildare3434260.2579 Offaly<56129.6101 Galway91184.9219 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Dr. William Spencer Suffolk County, New York, doctor and legislator has been arrested for allegedly attempting to exchange oxycodone for sex.- (WABC, FILE)By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Long Island, New York, doctor who is also a legislator and minister, was arrested while attempting to exchange oxycodone for sex, according to law enforcement officials.Dr. William Spencer was taken into custody in a parking lot in Elwood. He appeared for his arraignment on Wednesday at the Central Islip courthouse via video conference, his hands cuffed behind his back, leaning forward while wearing a blue shirt sleeve prison shirt and mask.He was released without bail on his own recognizance. In agreement for release, Spencer was ordered to surrender his passport, his pistol license — he has a pistol permit but not a licence to carry, according to authorities — as well as any other firearms he may have by Thursday.Spencer is being charged with criminal possession and sale in the third degree, according to Assistant District Attorney Kevin Ward.According to Ward, Spencer made “oral admissions” to officers that there is an ongoing investigation into his past conduct which will involve additional search warrant and evidence recovered from his cellphone.“Dr. Spencer has dedicated his life to his community, family and his patients,” said Spencer’s attorney.The Suffolk County district attorney, along with Nassau and Suffolk police, the sheriff’s office, and federal officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will hold an upcoming news conference to discuss the arrest.Spencer, of Centerport, was allegedly under the presumption he would be meeting a prostitute in a parking lot to trade the oxycodone pills for sex — but it was a sting operation.He was in an official Suffolk County vehicle at the time of the arrest.Spencer is a well-known doctor who has been a legislator in Suffolk County’s 18th District since 2011 and serves on an opioid task force. A pediatric surgeon, he was reported as the first doctor to serve on the Suffolk County Legislature in its 50-year history, according to Smithtown Matters. He is the chief of otolaryngology at Huntington Hospital and an associate clinical professor at Stony Brook University Hospital, according to his biography on the Suffolk County Legislature’s website.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.