Prison for Judith Miller et Matthew Cooper : A dark day for freedom of the press

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more It was with sadness and concern that Reporters Without Borders learned on July 6, 2005 that Judith Miller of The New York Times, and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, had been remanded into custody. The two journalists were given an 18-month prison term for refusing to reveal their sources. “It is a dark day for freedom of the press in the United States and around the world. This unprecedented sentence against two journalists who were merely exercising their professional prerogative is a serious violation of international law, a dangerous precedent, and the United states has sent a very bad signal to the rest of the world. As a member of the Organization of American States, the United States has a duty to comply with the texts adopted by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, whose Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression clearly stipulates that every journalist has “the right to keep his/her source of information, notes, personal and professional archives confidential” (Article 8),” Reporters Without Borders stated.Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper had been sentenced to an 18-month jail term twice before by a federal appeals court for “contempt of court” because of their refusal to reveal their sources in the Valerie Plame case involving the name of the CIA operative whose identity had been revealed in the press in 2003. On June 27, the Supreme Court had rejected their appeal-their last chance to avoid the sentence. On June 29, Federal Judge Thomas F. Hogan had granted the two journalists a one-week delay to provide the names of their informers. Time magazine had immediately submitted to the court all of the documents, notes and information gathered by Matthew Cooper-over the latter’s objections-while he was investigating the Plame case. However, Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald found the proposal insufficient, and during a hearing on July 5, demanded that the journalists themselves disclose their sources.At that same hearing, the prosecutor also rejected the request made by The New York Times and Time to substitute a house arrest for a jail sentence. From December 9, 2004 to April 9, 2005, Jim Taricani of the television station WJAR-TV (an NBC affiliated) had been confined in his home on the same grounds and prohibited from granting any interviews or using the Internet. On July 6, the American judiciary placed into custody Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper (photo), who were sentenced to prison for having protected their sources. Reporters With Borders deeply regrets this “dark day for freedom of the press,” when the United States sent a “very bad signal” to other countries around the world. June 7, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says July 7, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison for Judith Miller et Matthew Cooper : A dark day for freedom of the press News to go further News RSF_en Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States News Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Applications open for South Bend’s 2020 Lamppost Lighting Program

first_img Previous articlePolice searching for missing South Bend manNext articleElkhart City Councilman resigning Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ TAGS20/20applicationsIndianaLamppost Lighting ProgramopenresidentialSouth Bend (Photo Supplied/City of South Bend) South Bend homeowners can now apply for the 2020 Lamppost Lighting Program.The program assists homeowners with lighting enhancements in their neighborhoods by offering easy self-install, solar-powered lampposts for residential front yards.The City has selected two target areas for the program based on income, the number of vacant lots and the need for lighting in the neighborhood. Those who live within target areas will pay a lower share of total cost.Within target areas, homeowners pay 10% of total lamppost cost: $50.00Outside target areas, homeowners pay 50% of total lamppost cost: $250.00Applications are open now through Friday, July 31. To apply, visit Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Applications open for South Bend’s 2020 Lamppost Lighting Program By Brooklyne Beatty – July 8, 2020 0 565 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebooklast_img read more

Zika epidemic forcing scientists to rethink assumptions about human biology

first_imgOn April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in confirming a link between Zika and the severe birth defect microcephaly. While officials at WHO also believe that there is enough evidence to conclude that the virus causes the autoimmune nervous disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome, the CDC is waiting for the results of additional studies.Last year, the Zika virus—a mosquito-borne pathogen first identified in 1947 and never before seen in the Western Hemisphere—erupted in Brazil and has since spread to more than 20 countries in the Americas.Eric Rubin, the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, spoke recently about the outbreak with Madeline Drexler, editor of Harvard Public Health and author of the book “Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections.”Zika, chikungunya, dengue, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis: All of these infections jumped to the Western Hemisphere in recent years from far-flung parts of the world and are now permanently established. What does that tell you? That mosquitoes are a great way to spread disease. When you transplant a disease into a new area with the right mosquito vector, it can spread like wildfire. In the case of both chikungunya and Zika, it’s probably that people have no natural immunity and that both of those infections are being transmitted by the same mosquito—Aedes aegypti, which is extremely well-entrenched in these areas. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Conscious Giving Is Better Together

first_imgThere is no muscle memory to writing a check. We forget about it just as soon as it’s cashed and unfortunately, we’re often too busy to even notice. But the people suffering without food, water or decent shelter do notice and it’s time to put an end to unconscious giving.I started my conscious giving experience with Loaves & Fishes, an organization in Northern California that feeds folks in need. Conscious giving is the idea of being an active participant in service – not just giving money, but by actually doing something. It didn’t take long for me to realize the difficult tradeoffs the people coming to Loaves & Fishers were facing. Their own funds could cover their utility bills or warm meals – not both.That year, rather than do another round of typical team building events with my EMC team, we closed our office for the day and spent time helping to feed members of our community who were in need. Not only were we doing something good for others, but we were doing something good for ourselves. The experience helped us grow closer as colleagues – working together to make a meaningful impact.Shortly after it occurred to me that if an exercise as simple as donating a few hours could excite, invigorate and motivate a group of 60 employees, then why couldn’t we invite the participation of a larger constituency of our customers and partners?Later that summer I ran a fundraising event that involved 250 EMC employees and 375 current and prospective customers and it changed the way people saw our business in our territory.It demonstrated that we have a great business dynamic. Not because we give time and money ourselves, but because we looked to our stakeholders who are just as interested in doing good in their local communities to join the effort. Conscious giving is better together!This year, we’re going big with an employee-led initiative called EMC Gives Back. With a focus on two of the world’s most basic and greatest human needs – food and water – we are committed to making meaningful and lasting social impact and to encouraging participation from our customers and partners as well.To kick off our program, we’re partnering with charity: water a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The charity: water model is founded on 100% of public donations going straight to the field, working with strong local partners on the ground to build and maintain water projects and proving water projects through reporting.If you’re attending EMC World from May 5 – 8, be sure to swing by the EMC Gives Back Experience in the EMC Village. Not only will you learn about how to get involved, but you’ll be able to take part in a Waterwalk, a short walk carrying two 40-pound jerry cans full of water, something that women and children in developing nations do for hours each day to obtain water from a clean water source.For every walk that an EMC World attendee completes, it will unlock a donation to fund clean water wells in Ethiopia. Additionally, on May 8th, charity: water CEO and Founder, Scott Harrison, will be delivering a heartfelt keynote about social entrepreneurship that is not to be missed.EMC Gives Back builds upon our company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts. We are proud to have been recognized as #1 for social impact and global competitiveness among computer companies in Fortune’s Most Admired 2014.I look forward to seeing how the program evolves over time and I said it once already, but it is truly worth repeating – conscious giving is better together!last_img read more

Coal-dependent Polish utility PGE commits to 100% zero emissions by 2050

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Poland’s largest utility, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, is planning to phase out coal and offer zero emission energy by 2050, CEO Wojciech Dabrowski said Sep. 15.“PGE, as the largest company in the sector, will play a key role in achieving zero emissions by Poland,” Dabrowski said at a Q2 results news conference. “Our strategic aspiration is to offer 100% green energy to PGE customers in 2050.”Dabrowski said the company is working on an updated strategy for release in late autumn that will detail PGE’s green transformation. In the second quarter, 88% of the company’s 13.22 TWh generation was produced in the company’s five lignite and hard-coal-fired plants and two CHPs. Just 5% was generated from renewable sources, the rest from natural gas. PGE is planning to invest huge amounts to have 2.5 GW each in offshore wind and solar capacity by 2030.PGE’s CEO said the company has decided to draw up a transformation plan for the company’s largest plant, the 4.93 GW lignite-fired facility in Belchatow. “Green investments can provide as many or even more jobs than current coal complexes,” he said. Dabrowski said PGE would also replace coal as the “basic fuel” for the company’s CHP and district heating plants with gas.In reaction to the European Commission’s proposal to increase the bloc’s emission cuts from 40% to at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030, Dabrowski expressed confidence that PGE could cope with such a target and was hoping to access funds from the EU’s Just Transition fund.He said PGE supported the proposal to spin off the coal assets of the country’s three state-controlled utilities to a separate company that would be state-owned in order to help the power companies source funding for their green investments. He said the government had given preliminary agreement to the move and he expected a final decision following the cabinet reshuffle next month.[Adam Easton]More: Poland’s PGE targets zero carbon emissions by 2050: CEO Coal-dependent Polish utility PGE commits to 100% zero emissions by 2050last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Sept. 2 – Sept. 4, 2013

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