US – #WeeklyAddress July 10-16: White House limits flow of information

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on United States June 3, 2021 Find out more July 17, 2017 US – #WeeklyAddress July 10-16: White House limits flow of information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) remains concerned by the most recent threats to press freedom in the US during the week of July 10-16. 1. Free speech law center sues President for blocking Twitter usersOn Tuesday, July 11, the Knight First Amendment Institute filed a lawsuit that accuses the White House of suppressing dissent by blocking Twitter users from President Donald Trump’s private Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The lawsuit, which was filed by seven people who have been blocked by Trump in addition to the Knight Institute, argues that the president’s Twitter feed is an “important forum for speech,” and that blocking users critical of him and his policies is unconstitutional. It refers to a recent Supreme Court ruling that recognizes Twitter as one of the “most powerful mechanisms available to a private citizen to make his or her voice heard,” and the use of the president’s account to make “formal statements” — as Press Secretary Sean Spicer, a defendant in the suit, confirmed in a June press briefing — as grounds for this lawsuit.2. White House attempts to interfere with Correspondents’ AssociationDuring a White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) town hall on Monday, July 10, WHCA President Jeff Mason said the President’s staff once asked him on behalf of the association to criticize a correspondent’s article on media access, a request that Mason refused. The correspondent, Politico’s Tara Palmeri, told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, July 16, that she had heard from her editor that the White House had threatened to remove her from the WHCA, which is not within their power given that the association is an independent organization. Palmeri’s story said President Trump did not hold a press conference during the nine days of his first international trip in May. 3. White House press briefings continue to be held off-cameraDeputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held three press briefings this week, all of which were off-camera and banned live audio recordings. This follows a trend away from press access in the White House, where the last on-camera briefing was held more than two weeks ago on June 29. In response to these restrictions to access, Representative Jim Himes (D-Conn.) introduced “The Free Press Act” on Thursday, July 13, a bill that would require the White House to hold at least two televised briefings per week. According to the Huffington Post, Himes’ office analyzed the American Presidency Project’s data on the number of briefings past presidents held by this point in their presidencies, and found that Trump’s staff has held 71 press briefings so far, compared to 114 under his predecessor.4. Trump accuses news media in tweet of “distorting democracy”On Sunday, July 16, Trump tweeted a number of insults at the news media. In one tweet, he wrote: “With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country.” These attacks come days after news broke that his son, Donald Trump Jr., had met in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer. The emails exchanged between Trump Jr. and the lawyer appear to be the strongest evidence that the campaign attempted to collude with Russia during the presidential election5. The New York Times asks a judge to drop defamation suit Sarah Palin filed against itOn Friday, July 14, The New York Times asked a judge to drop the lawsuit former Alaska governor Sarah Palin filed against it in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit said an editorial in The Times had accused Palin of inciting the shooting that left former Representative Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) seriously injured. The Times refuted her claim, saying there was not actual malice in the editorial, which was promptly corrected and for which the newspaper published an apology on social media. Lawyers for The Times also noted that the editorial referred not to Palin but to her political action committee, SarahPAC. “It is well established that defamatory words directed at a corporation or other entity simply do not give rise to a claim by the individuals associated with it,” the lawyers wrote in court papers.The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year.For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information to go further News News June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas News RSF_en WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Newslast_img read more

‘Is There A Need To Continue With Hunger Relief Camps Under CM Corona Assistance Scheme’, Delhi HC Directs DLSA To Submit Status Report [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Is There A Need To Continue With Hunger Relief Camps Under CM Corona Assistance Scheme’, Delhi HC Directs DLSA To Submit Status Report [Read Order] Karan Tripathi17 Aug 2020 10:53 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the Delhi Legal Service Authority to submit a status report stating whether there’s a need to continue with the hunger relief camps, providing dry ration to the non-PDS beneficiaries as also providing cooked food to those who are using night shelters provided by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board. The Division Bench of Justice Hima…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the Delhi Legal Service Authority to submit a status report stating whether there’s a need to continue with the hunger relief camps, providing dry ration to the non-PDS beneficiaries as also providing cooked food to those who are using night shelters provided by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has further directed the DLSA to look into the pleadings filed in the application seeking extension of Mukhya Mantri Corona Sahayta Yojana and conduct an independent recce before filing the status report, keeping in mind the current situation. The order has come in an application moved by the Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan, seeking adequate ration for all the persons residing in Delhi who are in need of it, with or without a ration card. The application sought a direction to be issued to the Delhi Government to resume the scheme of providing dry ration under the Mukhya Mantri Corona Sahayta Yojana or any other Scheme, to continue accepting E-coupon applications, to continue operating kiosks/helpdesks for facilitating the applicants for receiving the benefit of dry ration and to ensure resumption of hunger relief centres for providing hot cooked meals. After considering the reports, the court did not feel inclined to entertain the present petition. However, Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh, who was appearing for the Petitioner, submitted that that in the common rejoinder filed in response to the two affidavits filed by the Delhi Government, it has been specifically stated that there is still a requirement for provision of free cooked meals to hunger relief centres, for providing ration to non-PDS beneficiaries and for providing cooked food to those who are staying at night shelters. Since the Petitioner could not provide with exact figures, the court granted Mr Parikh some time to ascertain the exact figures and produce them before the court. Meanwhile, DLSA has been directed to look into the averments made in the application and conduct an independent recce. Subsequently, DLSA will be filing a status report on whether the said scheme for providing dry ration and running hunger relief camps shall be continued or not. Case Title: Delhi Rozi Roti Abhiyan v. GNCTDClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

File being prepared for DPP in relation to Emyvale fire

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Previous articleDoctor urges GAA to postpone match on medical groundsNext articlePlan to house asylum seekers in Achill is shelved following protests News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img By News Highland – November 1, 2019 Pinterest A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to a man in his 30s who was arrested in Letterkenny on Wednesday evening in relation to as fire at Emyvale Garda Station in the early hours of Monday morning.The man was released without charge last night in relation to the Emyvale incident, but remains in custody at Letterkenny Garda Station this morning.Gardai say he is due to appear before Cavan District Court this morning Friday 1st November 2019 in relation to other serious and unconnected charges. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA File being prepared for DPP in relation to Emyvale fire Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Container gardens

first_imgBy Bodie V. PennisiUniversity of GeorgiaThe more urban we become, the more container gardens come to therescue. These small treasures offer a variety of pleasing colors,shapes and textures to brighten up our patios and balconies.Because you’re working within a limited space, stick to somebasic design principles:Focus: Draw the eye toward thecenter of the garden and let the other plants complement and”flow” around this center.Form: Each plant in the design hasa growth habit, or form. Some have strong upright habits. Othersare sprawling, while others grow as a mound.Texture: Some plants have linearleaves, like grasses, dracaena spike or cordyline. Others haverounded leaves, like ornamental potatoes and geraniums. A gooddesign will use a variety of textures to make a feast for the eye.Proportion: For a balanced look,don’t let the plants be more than two-thirds of the overallheight of the container garden.For shallow or small containers, choose plants that won’t get toolarge or plants with small foliage, or both. For large or tallcontainers, choose plants with medium to tall mature size orthose with large leaves, or both.Mix plants with at least three foliage textures to make acontainer garden interesting. Coleus cultivars come in manyfoliage colors, shapes and sizes. They can help “echo” the colorof flowers.Vary the shape of the flowers to add interest. For example, trypetunias and verbena. Use bicolor flowers, too.PositionsFor the best effect, be familiar with the various plant positionsin the container garden.The role of the center, forinstance, is to fill in the crown of the container. Use plantswith compact, upright growth such as salvia, grasses, Dracaenaspike, coleuses, Persian shield, Alocasia, Colocasia and someperennials.Plants in corners grow well overcontainers’ edges, where they have the most elbow room. Goodcorner plants include petunias, million bells (Calibrachoa),torenias, scaevolas, plectranthus, helichrysums, fuchsias, ivygeraniums and angel wing begonias.Use plants on the edges to drapeover the side, softening the look of the container and fillingout the spaces between corners. Good plants for edges includeivy, bacopas, verbenas, vinca vines, portulacas, ivy geraniums,plectranthus and sweet potato vines.Finally, filler plants havecompact, upright growth and round out the top of the container.Good examples are argyranthemums, geraniums, coleuses, iresines,cupheas, strawflowers (Bracteantha), Dusty Miller and Heliotrope.TipsSoils for containers must be well-drained with good aeration andable to hold enough water to keep plants growing well. If youhave plants that need a lot of water and use moss or coco fiberbaskets or any container that allows high evaporation, consideradding a water-retaining agent to the soil mix.It’s best to either use a soilless mix with slow-releasefertilizer already in it or apply a slow-release product atplanting. Don’t use granular fertilizer or weed-and-feed products.The basic rule for a successful container garden is that allplants in one container should have similar water, light andfertilizer requirements.For places with 4 to 12 hours of sun a day, select plants forfull sun to partial shade. For those that get 2 to 4 hours of sundaily, select plants for partial or full shade.For the best results, select plants that perform best in theseason ahead: cool-loving plants for spring and fall andheat-loving plants for summer. Most Marguerite daisies, lobeliasand nemesias, for instance, look great in the spring but declinein Georgia summers.Don’t put your container garden in a windy site. Plants in windy,hot places may require watering every few hours just to survive,especially if the plants are large or the container small.Whether you’re a gardening expert or not, try planting acontainer garden. You’ll be rewarded.(Bodie Pennisi is a Cooperative Extension floriculturespecialist with the University of Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Sala exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before plane crash

first_imgEmiliano Sala was exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide while on board the plane which crashed into the English Channel in January, investigators have found.Argentine forward Sala was killed when flying from Nantes to Cardiff having completed a club-record £15 million ($18m) move to the Bluebirds in January.He and pilot David Ibbotson – whose body has not yet been found – were the only people on board the plane, and a report released by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has revealed that the pair were exposed to the deadly gas following tests on Sala’s blood.“Toxicology tests on the blood of the passenger showed a carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) saturation level of 58 per cent,” the report read. “COHb is the combination product of carbon monoxide (CO) with haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein molecule contained in red blood cells.“A COHb level of 50% or above in an otherwise healthy individual is generally considered to be potentially fatal.“In this type of aircraft, the cockpit is not separated from the cabin and it is considered likely that the pilot would also have been affected to some extent by exposure to CO.” Sala’s plane went missing over the Channel on January 21 as he made the journey to South Wales having bid farewell to his former team-mates in France.After three days of searching, Guernsey Police called off the search for the Piper Malibu plane, with Sala’s body eventually found following a privately funded search by the player’s family and returned to Argentina.In June, Dorset Police confirmed that detectives investigating Sala’s death had arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act.An unnamed 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area was taken into custody but later released and remains under investigation for potentially having a role in the passing of the Argentine striker and Ibbotson.Detective Inspector Simon Huxter said at the time of the arrest: “We have carried out a wide-ranging investigation into the circumstances of the death of Mr Sala and continue to work with partner agencies including the Civil Aviation Authority. “As part of this investigation we have to consider whether there is any evidence of any suspected criminality and as a result of our enquiries we have today arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act.“He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.”last_img read more

Attorney General Ashley Moody issues statement on FDLE phone scam

first_imgFlorida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a statement warning Florida residents about a new phone scam where the perpetrators are pretending to be the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and have been calling unsuspecting victims to demand payment or their personal information.Moody says the scammers are using a method called spoofing to make it seem as if the call is truly coming from the FDLE, however, Moody says the department would never call you and ask for money or your personal information over the phone.If you believe you have been the victim of this scam, you are asked to call FDLE at (850) 410-7000 or (866) 9NO-SCAM.last_img read more

M’town Issues Rabies Alert, Plans Rabies Shot Clinics

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – The township health department has received laboratory confirmation of another raccoon testing positive for rabies.The new report brings the total number of wild animals testing positive for rabies this year to six – one bat and five raccoons. The raccoon was tested after it was found in altercations with a dog. The incident happened in the area of Trovillo Court, located in the vicinity of the Locust and Navesink sections of town. Luckily, the dog was up to date on its rabies vaccination and only needed to receive a rabies booster and a 45-day quarantine, according to Health Department Director Rich DeBenedetto.The township will be holding a free rabies vaccination clinic for cats from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and a similar clinic for dogs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Croydon Hall complex, 900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo.The township is reminding residents about the possibility of wildlife being infected with rabies and to be sure all domestic animals (dogs, cats, and livestock) are currently vaccinated with a rabies shot.If the dog had not been currently vaccinated, the owner would have been ordered to confine the animal for six months in an approved pen or facility, or humanely euthanized to protect the family members from possible exposure to the rabies virus, DeBenedetto said.Residents should not be interacting with wildlife. Those who come across a sick or injured animal should keep their distance and immediately contact animal control at732-615-2094 or 732-615-2097. Notification can also be made to the police department after hours and on weekends.Rabies is a fatal disease. The best course of defense is the vaccination of pets and not handling or interacting with wildlife.Additional information is available by calling animal control at 732-615-2094.last_img read more

Donegal woman launches third book on M.E. awareness – Picture Special

first_imgAn inspirational Donegal woman has released her third book on the debilitating impact of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.).Valerie Moody from St Johnston is bedridden with severe M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), but she dedicates herself to raising awareness of the disease and campaigning for local supports in Ireland.Valerie was joined by friends, family and special guests at her home on Saturday 6th July for her third and final fundraiser. John Andrew Moody, John Moody, Valerie Moody, Dinny McGinley, Ian McCracken and David Moody at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonUsing a typewriter in bed, Valerie wrote her third book ‘Many Days’ highlighting the problems of M.E. sufferers. Her latest release has been praised as an important account which aims to change how M.E. is diagnosed before treatment can be discovered.Valerie Moody with her guests at the launch of Many Days her 3rd book telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonIn her speech, Valerie described M.E. as a terrible disease “that creeps silently into homes and communities unnoticed and robs the individual of almost everything except life itself especially in the more seriously affected particularly in the initial stages.”She said: “This disease should never be allowed to exist unchallenged without medical intervention.“This sadly is where the M.E. community is at today. “No M.E. experts, no M.E. Clinic, no help.”Linda Elliott and Winnie Lyttle with Valerie Moody at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonValerie added: “The M.E. Community are a forgotten people remaining invisible to our governments and our medical establishment.“We do need more input, more funds available for research, a better understanding of our disease and symptom recognition and definitely more empathy and acceptance within our medical establishment.”In her newest book Many Days, Valerie has written 71,000 words to give a voice to the M.E. Community.She said that Saturday’s launch was her own humble attempt to enlighten and encourage change. The book was officially launched by Former Donegal Minister Dinny McGinley. Proceeds from the event will be donated to M.E. research.See more photos from the special event, by Clive Wasson, below:Some of the crowd enjoying a cup of tea at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonDinny McGinley speaking as he launched ” Many Days” a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonMay Lowery and Iris Long at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonCauldwell and Loraine Smyth at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonIrene Moody, Alan Moody, Barbara Moran and Dorothy Moody at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonValerie Moddy at the launch of Many Days her 3rd book telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonIan McCracken, MC and Dinny McGinley at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonDrew Nelson, David Moody and Lesley Matthews at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonLorraine, Cameron and Kate Beck at the launch of Many Days a 3rd book by Valerie Moody telling of her experience of M.E. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Photo Clive WassonDonegal woman launches third book on M.E. awareness – Picture Special was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Chronic Fatigue SyndromeMyalgic Encephalomyelitisvalerie moodylast_img read more

Round-up: Injury woe for Chelsea trio, QPR exit looks likely

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesEden Hazard is expected to miss the start of next season after suffering a fractured right ankle, Chelsea have confirmed.The club announced on Monday afternoon that Hazard, 26, had undergone “successful” surgery and is likely to return to training in around three months.Hazard sustained the injury during a training session while on international duty with Belgium.Everything went well with my ankle operation, now I start the road to recovery! I will be stronger. Thank you for your support!! pic.twitter.com/aokirnytkW— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) June 5, 2017 Blues duo out of U21 tournamentChelsea duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Izzy Brown will miss the European Under-21 Championship.Loftus-Cheek is still struggling with a back problem and has not been included in England’s squad for the tournament.Neither has Brown, who helped Huddersfield win promotion to the Premier League while on loan with the Yorkshire club but is also carrying an injury.Chelsea’s Lewis Baker, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tammy Abraham are in the squad, as are Fulham’s Cauley Woodrow, Norwich’s Wembley-born winger Jacob Murphy and Swansea’s Hillingdon-born defender Alfie Mawson. Loftus-Cheek ‘devastated’ to miss out – BoothroydEmbed from Getty ImagesEngland Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd says Loftus-Cheek is “devastated” to miss out on the Under-21 European Championship. “Ruben’s been up with us and spent some time at St George’s Park. He loves coming away with England and he’s devastated at missing out,” Boothroyd told the FA’s website.“He’s had an ongoing issue which has been managed. We’re working hard with Chelsea and with him to get him back fit as soon as possible.“We’re disappointed as well because he is a good player and a key player for us, but as he said to me, he’s looking forward to getting himself fit and coming back ready for our next campaign and that first qualifier against the Dutch in September.” Bowler rejects QPR contract offerEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR’s contract offer to Josh Bowler has been rejected. West London Sport revealed last week that Rangers had offered Bowler a three-year deal and turned down Everton’s latest bid for the teenage winger.Everton had returned with an improved offer after having a previous one turned down.That offer was also rejected, but Rangers accept they are likely to lose Bowler, 18, if his head is turned by Premier League interest in him, so the news he has snubbed a new contract suggests a move this summer is likely.[interaction id=”5935608580639da10ef57aaa”]He is under contract at Loftus Road until 2018, having signed an 18-month deal in February this year, and QPR are ready to sell if he is unwilling to commit his long-term future to the club.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Monday morning QBs unload on Sebastian Janikowski for putting his best foot out of bounds

first_imgOrder! Order! The Sebastian Janikowski Appreciation Society will now come to order.Feel free to spread out. It appears we have a light crowd here today. As much as I’d like to blame the weather for suppressing the turnout, I think we all know what’s really going on. Sunday was a difficult day for those of us who have thrilled to the Polish Cannon and his exploits over the past two decades. Let’s just rip the Band-Aid off and get it over with, shall we?First he missed a PAT against the 49ers. …last_img read more