June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on France FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence News News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Ameer Al Halbi (photo: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP). June 2, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go further Help by sharing this information December 8, 2020 RSF files complaint about police violence against photographer Ameer Al Halbi during ‘March for Freedoms’ in Paris Reporters Without Borders (RSF) filed a complaint against the prefect of the Paris police, Didier Lallement, and against person unknown, after the deliberate blow to the face with a police baton that a Syrian-born journalist received while covering a ‘March for freedoms’ in Paris in late November. Receive email alerts RSF_en Filed jointly with the journalist concerned, freelance photographer Ameer Al Halbi, on 7 December, the complaint accuses Lallement and an unidentified police officer of responsibility for an act of deliberate violence by a person holding public authority during the “March for Freedoms” protesting against the controversial “global security” bill in Paris.A freelancer for various media outlets including the magazine Polka and Agence France-Presse, Al Halbi was covering a police charge against protesters when a policeman hit him with a baton, fracturing his nose and left eyebrow.He was stationed at the foot of a wall with other journalists at the time, and was clearly identifiable as a press photographer. Although he lost consciousness and although his face was covered in blood, he was not taken to hospital for two hours because the police were blocking all access roads. He is still being treated by doctors, who have told him he cannot work for the time being.“The assault on Ameer Al Halbi constitutes a violent attack on the right to inform,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As it is the prefect of the Paris police who issues law enforcement instructions, he is directly responsible for this failure to protect journalists. This is why we are lodging a complaint against him.”RSF already filed a complaint against person unknown and against the prefect on 27 November in connection with police violence against three journalists during the forcible evacuation of a migrant tent camp on Place de la République, in central Paris, on 23 November. In December 2019, RSF filed a joint complaint with 13 journalists who were the victims of police violence while covering “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protests.France is ranked 34th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out more
[Video: Roy Loeffler]Setlist: Brain Damaged Eggmen | Resonance Music Festival | Legend Valley, OH | 9/21/2018Set: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band, Mean Mister Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window > Baby You’re A Rich Man* > Dear Prudence, I Am The Walrus > I’ve Got A Feeling, In The Flesh Part 1 > Run Like Hell > Have A Cigar > Young Lust, Comfortably Numb, Brain Damage* with Nick Gerlach on saxophone[H/T Jambase] At Resonance Music & Arts Festival in September, members of Umphrey’s McGee and The Disco Biscuits revived their long-inactive side project, Brain Damaged Eggmen. The rare all-star supergroup finds Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee and Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits joining forces to pay tribute to two iconic rock-and-roll outfits, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.The long-running spinoff band’s special performance at Resonance Music & Arts Festival this year marked Brain Damaged Eggmen’s first performance since 2012, when the band performed at Summer Camp Music Festival after an unofficial hiatus spanning six years. After debuting on Jam Cruise in 2006, the Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits tribute to The Beatles and Pink Floyd was particularly active from 2006 to 2008 before more or less dropping off the map, save for rare performances in the years since. As noted during the set’s official announcement, last month’s show at Resonance will be the project’s only performance in 2018.During Brain Damaged Eggmen’s set at Resonance, the all-star collaboration tended to focus on The Beatles’ songbook for the first half of the show. The group kicked things off with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”, using it as a launching point to run through a number of Abbey Road tunes, including “Mean Mister Mustard”, “Polythene Pam”, and “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” before saxophonist Nick Gerlach emerged to aid the ensemble on “Baby You’re A Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour. After classics like “Dear Prudence” and “I Am The Walrus”, Brain Damaged Eggmen finished off their Beatles portion with a rendition of “I’ve Got A Feeling” before transitioning into the Pink Floyd portion of the performance.After a brief pause following “I’ve Got A Feeling”, the Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits collaboration kicked off their Pink Floyd tunes with “In Tthe Flest Part 1”, marking the start of a well-segued run through four fan-favorite Floyd songs. From there, the band worked through “Rull Like Hell”, “Have A Cigar”, and “Young Lust” before finishing off their performance with “Comfortably Numb” and “Brain Damage”.You can watch the full the performance below, courtesy of Roy Loeffler.
The “serious sex offender” arrested Friday on campus was identified as 70-year-old James Renick, Jessica McBrier, the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office’s director of media relations confirmed in an email.“The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office has charged James F Renick, 70, with Unlawful Entry by a Serious Sex Offender, a Level 6 Felony, in connection with a January 24, 2020 arrest on the University of Notre Dame’s Campus (Rolf’s Aquatic Center).” McBrier said. “Charges were filed on January 27, 2020.”In the email, McBrier said Renick’s first bail hearing was on Monday. He was arraigned the same day. His bail was set at $2,000 cash, or $20,000 surety. He remains in custody at the county jail. If convicted, “the sentencing range for a Level 6 Felony is ½ to 2 ½ years,” McBrier said.According to a court document obtained by The Observer, two Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) officers responded to a call last Friday after receiving “a report of suspicious individual taking pictures of participants in swim meet” at Notre Dame’s Rolfs Aquatic Center. The officers approached the individual—Renick—and questioned him.In response to a question as to why he was taking photos, Renick—who told officers he had driven to Notre Dame from Beach Grove, Indiana, near Indianapolis—responded that he “liked to take pictures,” according to the court documents. When asked if he had ever been arrested, the accused mentioned a previous arrest in Ohio. Officers then called dispatch and confirmed that Renick was a sex offender and listed on Indiana’s sex offender registry.“Renick had been convicted in Pennsylvania of multiple counts of sexual abuse of children, corruption of minors, and endangering the welfare of a child,” the court document said.Renick will have his first hearing before a judge on Feb. 4 at 9:00 a.m., McBrier said.The alleged incident originally appeared on Tuesday’s NDPD crime log, where it was listed as having occurred between midnight and 6:20 p.m. Friday. The offense was listed as a “sex crime/unlawful entry of school property by a serious sex offender.”Tags: crime log, Rolfs Aquatic Center, sex crime, sex offender
The Bekasi COVID-19 task force has reported that 869 factory workers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak.Task force member Alamsyah said confirmed cases had been detected in 46 companies following contract-tracing in the area.The largest industrial COVID-19 infection cluster in the region emerged in a factory owned by Japan-based technology company PT Epson Indonesia. “The transmission area is between the factories and the workers’ residences. Local Puskesmas [community health centers] continue to trace those who have had contact [with people found to have the virus],” Alamsyah said.He urged companies to strictly supervise employees’ compliance with health protocols, both in and outside of the workplace.“[Transmission] needs to be controlled to prevent carriers from spreading the virus in the workplace,” Alamsyah added.Bekasi Private Hospital Association head Eko Nugroho previously said the region was running out of available intensive care facilities at its COVID-19 referral hospitals.He said 48 of the 57 ICU beds in the city were occupied as of Sept. 15 as the number of COVID-19 patients who needed intensive care, including those who required ventilators, was fluctuating.As of Tuesday, the region had reported 1,483 confirmed COVID-19 cases. (rfa)Topics : “[Epson] is the largest cluster, considering that it’s a large company with more than 13,000 employees,” Alamsyah said on Tuesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.He said 369 of the 4,000 samples taken at the factory had been COVID-19 positive.The factories of South Korea-based electronics firm PT LG Electronics Indonesia and Japan-based manufacturer PT NOK Indonesia were the sources of other significant clusters with 242 cases and 150 cases, respectively.North Cikarang, South Cikarang, West Cikarang, and Cibitung are home to the largest industrial clusters.
The Latest: New date for Marshall-East Carolina game League schools may continue with such activities like training and practice in accordance with NCAA, local and state guidelines.The nine-team league operates mostly in the Southeast and does not play football. It is formally known as the Atlantic Sun Conference. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___Kobe Bryant and the rest of this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class won’t be inducted in 2020 — or at the birthplace of basketball.The Hall announced Friday that the enshrinement ceremony will be held May 13-15, 2021, and the entire festivities will be moved to Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.This year was to be a highlight for the Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. Bryant, killed in January in a helicopter crash, headlined a decorated class featuring Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett that would have been enshrined in the recently renovated museum.But the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans and hit the Hall so hard that it eliminated several full-time positions and cut senior management pay in the 25-40% range. Associated Press Crosby is being counted on to contribute much more after recording 10 sacks as a rookie. He is slated to be a starting defensive end and is the top pass rusher on a team that has struggled to generate consistent pressure in recent years.___The ASUN Conference says it is postponing all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.The announcement from the ASUN’s Presidents’ Council on Friday also says that providing a spring season for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball is a priority.“We’re not in the position today to guarantee it will happen, but we can promise to make every effort to get there. We owe that to our student-athletes, our athletic departments and our institutions,” ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart said in a statement. August 14, 2020 Both teams had Sept. 12 as an open date after earlier opponents changed their schedules. Marshall was supposed to host Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Pittsburgh that day while East Carolina was traveling to play South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference. The game will be held at East Carolina’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. No time for the game has been determined.___North Carolina State has administered 1,360 tests for COVID-19 to athletes, coaches and athletic staff with just eight people testing positive. The update came Friday with the school saying that out of the last 765 tests administered since it last released results, only one person has come up positive for the coronavirus. Charleston Southern said in it statement Friday the environment with COVID-19 was too “uncertain” to go forward in the fall. The school said the decision will let the football team prepare for games in the spring.___The Las Vegas Raiders have taken edge rusher Maxx Crosby off the reserve/COVID-19 list.Crosby was placed on the list last week. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person.He was removed on Friday and took part in his first practice. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Marshall and East Carolina have moved their football game from Aug. 29 to Sept. 12. Hall of Fame President and CEO John Doleva says the rescheduled enshrinement festivities, the diminished museum visitation and the uncertainty regarding the Hall’s college and high school basketball events this fall “has forced us to make these very difficult decisions.” Mohegan Sun is a long-time partner of the Hall. Doleva says it can a operate a “near-bubble” to provide a secure environment for guests.___Charleston Southern is suspending its 2020 football season. The school is part of the Division I Big South Conference and competes in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Big South and the NCAA have canceled its plans for a fall championship, although the league did let member institutions play non-conference games if they wanted in the fall.