Authorities urged to react to letter threatening woman reporter

first_imgNews July 9, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to react to letter threatening woman reporter News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU November 23, 2020 Find out more News CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders calls on the Croatian authorities to protect Katarina Maric Banje, a crime reporter for the Slobodna Dalmacija daily newspaper, after she received a written death threat at the newspaper. RSF_en CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union June 2, 2021 Find out more Banje received the letter, which bore her hand-written name, shortly after midday on Sunday, 5 July. “You are as poisonous as a snake and you will end up like Curuvija,” the letter said, referring to Slavko Curuvija, a Serbian journalist who was gunned down outside his Belgrade home by two masked men in April 1999.She immediately reported the threatening letter to the police but says she has no idea who wrote it.“We firmly condemn this threat and we remind the Croatian authorities that that have a duty to guarantee the safety of journalists,” Reporters Without Borders editor in chief Virginie Dangles said. “The authorities must carry out a thorough investigation in order to identify those responsible for this intimidatory message and bring them to justice. Combatting impunity is the only way to put a stop to threats and attacks against journalists in Croatia.”Reporters Without Borders deplores the climate of violence in which journalist have been working for the past few months in Croatia. Zeljko Peratovic, an investigative journalist who is the Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Croatia, was attacked and beaten outside his home on 28 May. An effigy of journalist Ante Tomic was publicly burned in a town square in February.Croatia is ranked 58th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Croatia to go further RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive December 2, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Troy City Council awards library bid

first_imgLatest Stories Skip By The Penny Hoarder Plans for the new library had to be modified to bring the project in on budget.“William did an outstanding job of making adjustments to lower the cost without compensating the needs of the library,” Karen Bullard, library genealogist, said. “Most of the changes were aesthetic. We have what we need and we are delighted.”Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford thanked White and the library board, which he said did a yeoman’s job in modifying the plans to make sure the bid came in on budget.“I can remember when the city library was just a hole in the wall,” Lunsford said and added laughing that every time the library moved to a larger location he thought he was through with the library. Book Nook to reopen Published 10:10 pm Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Members of the Troy Public Library board responded to the award with bridled enthusiasm but were obviously overjoyed that a dream was finally coming true.“We are just so excited and so appreciative,” said Rebecca Skibba, board chair. “This is the first time since Troy’s Carnegie Library that we will have a library that was designed as such. A new library will mean that we have adequate space and space to grow. We will be able to better serve our patrons now and in the future. I feel like a kid in a candy store.”The board members gave credit for the vision and the plan to William White, library director. By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “When we moved in the TB&T building, I thought we would never outgrow it. We have. But, maybe now, I’m through with the library.”Although it will be a year or more before the doors to the new library open, the board members said that they can wait.“We’ve smelled the dust,” Bullard said, referring to the tearing down of the buildings to make space for the new Troy Public Library.Susan Murphree added that the many years of dreaming are now down to 360 workdays and “That’s not long to wait, now.”The council approved Insight Artistry Design LLC’s request for a restaurant retail liquor license. The business, Miss Colleen’s, is located on the corner of East Church Street and is owned and operated by Becky Linguiti, who said that she has no intentions of her restaurant becoming a lounge or a bar.“The sale of alcoholic beverages will be limited and controlled,” she said. “The restaurant is named after my mother and I would do nothing to dishonor her. We have had requests for wine and beer to be served with meals and at wedding events – for dining, not for over indulgence.”Councilman Charles Meeks told Linguiti that the restaurant would be checked from time to time and that, at no time, is alcohol to be sold to minors.In other action, the council approved a license transfer for Discount Tobacco Outlet from its present location on Highway 231 to 1015 South Brundidge Street.The council reappointed Kenny Campbell to the Airport Committee with his term to expire in April 2016.In closing remarks, Lunsford said members of the Alabama Development Commission met with the council during its work session and will assist the council with redistricting based on the 2010 census.“There will be some slight changes in some of the districts but public hearings will be held to inform our residents,” he said. “The South Brundidge Street project is moving along and the streets should began to be torn up right away.” You Might Like Troy gears up for ‘Go Green Week’ In an effort to raise litter awareness and to teach healthy recycling habits, the City of Troy will be going… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy City Council awards library bid After nearly 20 years of dreaming and hoping and, perhaps, a bit of praying, a new public library is now a reality for the City of Troy.At its Tuesday meeting, the Troy City Council awarded the bid for the construction of the new Troy Public Library to Whaley Construction Company of Troy in the amount of $3,040,630.Other bids were from Construction CGM, Inc. at $3,082,900 and, from First Team Construction, at $3,167,100. 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Biden faces scrutiny over reliance on executive orders

first_imgPresident Joe Biden and aides are showing touches of prickliness amid growing scrutiny of his reliance on executive orders in his first days in office.,The president in just over a week has already signed more than three dozen executive orders and directives aimed at addressing the coronavirus pandemic as well as a gamut of other issues, including environmental regulations, immigration policies and racial justice.,Biden has also sought to use the orders to erase foundational policy initiatives by former president Donald Trump.,Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says Biden’s reliance on executive action in the early going conflicts with the Democrat’s pledge as a candidate to be a consensus builder.last_img read more

Update for Burpengary East home has surprisingly chic results

first_imgThe bathrooms were gutted and refitted.Other heroes include a kids retreat and a mammoth walk-in wardrobe off the master – so big it could be a study or even a fifth bedroom.The home is not short of living areas, with an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room just off the entry to the home, a courtyard, and a separate deck and outdoor entertaining area that looks over the swimming pool. The kitchen is both stylish and practical.He grew up on a farm and he said the peace of the Burpengary East property is something that will be hard to leave.“Every time I walk outside, I think, ‘Oh, do I really want to go?’” he said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“I’m turning 68 now so it’s time for us to downsize and do a bit more travelling.”The couple recently renovated the expansive one-level home, with chic new kitchen and bathrooms and a combined butlers pantry and laundry. Large undercover outdoor entertaining overlooking a pool.The home lies on 2 acres, which consists of three paddocks and although it would be great for most families, Mr Nicol said it is ideal for people who want to have animals but still be close to suburbia.“At one stage we had a pony, three dogs, chickens and guinea pigs.” One of the living areas at 65-69 Bradford Rd, Burpengary East.“As soon as we told people we were moving to Queensland, we had people staying with us all the time,” Mr Nicol said.“It wasn’t, ‘Can we come up,’ it was, ‘We are coming up’.” The home at 65-69 Bradford St, Burpengary East.WHEN Michael Nicol first stepped foot on his Burpengary East property four and a half years ago, he knew it was the one.Mr Nicol and his partner Christine Amos moved to Brisbane from Melbourne with a list of 250 properties, of which they viewed 30 before eventually settling on 65-69 Bradford Rd.“When I stood on the driveway for the first time I just got that feeling and I knew it was right for me,” Mr Nicol said.last_img read more

Lady Trojans Participate At Brownstown Central

first_imgECVB traveled to Brownstown Central for their invitational. We went 2-2 on the day.EC vs. Brownstown Central, lost 25-17 & 25-19.   We played hard, but we looked tired. We were a step behind the entire match. BC is a very disciplined team, so they put the pressure on us to earn our points because they won’t give up many due to errors. We did some things well, but can take a lot away from that loss.    EC vs Brownstown Central 8-31EC vs. Cardinal Ritter, won 25-18, 25-14.We started slow in this match also, but were able to pick it up and come out on top.         EC vs Cardinal Ritter 8-31EC vs. Covenant Christian, won 25-21, 25-17.  Pool play lacked energy all the way around, and this game was no different. We were slow and really just went through the motions until we had no choice but to push. Luckily, they knew when to turn it on to force errors and find a way to score, but we have to be better at starting strong, especially at tournaments where we face better competition.   EC vs Covenant Christian 8-31We finished second in our pool and crossed over to play Bloomington South. This match was much more exciting and fun to be a part of because the girls played with a lot of energy, emotion and determination. They wanted to avenge last year’s 2 point loss in set 3 and were well on the way of doing that, but our lack of experience led to a little bit of panic in a pressure situation, so the result was the same as last year- we lost by 2 in set 3.   EC vs. Bloomington South, lost 18-25, 25-17, 16-14.  After a long break, I wasn’t sure what to expect from them. We hadn’t played to our full potential all day, and if we repeated that against a potential sectional opponent, we could have been walked all over. However, the girls stepped up and brought their “A-Game.” We came out strong in all areas in set one. In set two, we made too many mental mistakes that ended up costing us the game. But they rebounded and put up a big fight in set three. We were up 14-11, but couldn’t hang on long enough to get that final point. Bloomington South ended the match on a 5-0 run to take the match. EC vs Bloomington South 8-31All in all, it wasn’t the greatest tournament, but we ended on a strong note and hopefully proved to ourselves that we can play (and beat) our sectional opponents. We have a long way to go, but that match alone was a step in the right direction for this group.   Next up: tonight at EC vs Franklin County. Freshmen start at 5, JV following, then varsity. Varsity is now 7-4 on the season.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img read more

CAF Champions League: Kotoko opponents BYC to arrive on February 5

first_imgGhana’s continental representatives in this year’s CAF champion’s league, Kumasi Asante Kotoko are expecting their Liberian opponents Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) to arrive in Ghana on the  February 5.The Ghana League defending champions will play their Liberian counterparts in the first leg tie at the Baba Yara Stadium on February 9.The club’s committee in charge of their Africa campaign expressed frustration for the lack of corporation from their opponents in terms communication ahead of the encounter.“We have finally heard from them and they have confirmed they will arrive on the 5th of February,” Kotoko acting Chief Executive Opoku Nti said.Kotoko were eliminated at the penultimate qualifying round by Algerian side JSM Bejaia in the 2013 competition and this time around the porcupines have vowed to redeem the club’s image by winning the ultimate.Kotoko  currently have eight of its players in the current CHAN team in South Africa preparing to play Libya in the grand finale on Saturday.last_img read more