October 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Charges dropped against two journalists Reporters Without Borders notes that the authorities yesterday dropped charges of conspiracy and inciting violence against two journalists, Baboucarr Ceesay and Abubaccar Saidykhan, who were detained for four days last month.They were arrested after calling for a peaceful demonstration against the execution of detainees under sentence of death.”This decision is logical and reassuring because the charges against these journalists were absurd,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope the authorities will now also drop a charge of ‘seditious publication’ against Ceesay in a separate case.”Reporters Without Borders also urges the authorities to lift the suspension of two newspapers, The Standard and Daily News, without delay.More information about the two journalists and media freedom in Gambia.Photo : Baboucarr Ceesay et Abubaccar Saidykhan GambiaAfrica News News Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder to go further Follow the news on Gambia August 6, 2020 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information Organisation GambiaAfrica Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom January 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en July 23, 2019 Find out more
We’re less than one month away from the release of Day Of The Dead, the massive, 59-track tribute album to the Grateful Dead curated by alternative rockers The National. The album is due out on May 20th via 4AD, and so far six of the 59 tracks have been shared. Among them, covers by Phosphorescent & Jenny Lewis, Courtney Barnett, Bruce Hornsby, The War On Drugs and The National have us thoroughly optimistic for the new release.Five Amazing Singles From The 59-Track Grateful Dead Tribute Album Have Been ReleasedDay Of The Dead Tribute Shares Spellbinding Rendition Of ‘Terrapin Station’ [Listen]Today, five new singles have been released, including versions of songs by Jim James, Charles Bradley, Perfume Genius, and more! Check out all five, streaming below:Jim James & Friends – CandymanCharles Bradley & Menahan Street Band – Cumberland BluesUnknown Mortal Orchestra – Shakedown Street Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends – To Lay Me Down Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends – Rubin & CheriseTo pre-order the release, head here.
Rochester: Take your tree to the drop box at 16500 Sargent Road, Dec. 26 – Jan. 13, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Submitted by Thurston County Solid WasteGo green this holiday with tips for gifts, parties, decorationsAll across America, people typically throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than usual. All of the food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrappings, trees and decorations quickly turn into tons of waste after the holiday season.This year, go green for the holidays with waste free tips from Thurston County Solid Waste. Go to www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org and click on “Waste Free Holidays” for creative ideas for garbage-free gifts, party tips that reduce the trash, and thoughtful wrapping and decorations you don’t have to throw away.When the holidays are over, think twice about what is actually trash. Our database at www.WhereDoITakeMy.org lists locations to take hard-to-recycle things like styrofoam, as well as where to take items for reuse. And don’t forget www.2good2toss.com to see or give away used items.When it is time to take the Christmas tree down, don’t trash it—recycle it! Thurston County residents can get their tree picked up for recycling, or drop it off at several locations:Free Christmas Tree Recycling Pick-up:LeMay compost and yard waste customers: Cut trees into three-foot sections and place them in or near your compost cart on your regular collection day. Call (360) 923-0111 for more information. Yelm: Take trees to Yelm City Park anytime, Dec. 26 – Jan. 10. Tenino residents: Take your tree to 418 Wichman St S, Dec. 25 – Jan. 15. Rainier: Take your tree to the drop box at 13010 Rainier Acres Road, Dec. 26 – Jan. 12, Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. City of Tumwater residents: Place your tree at the nearest street corner by 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7. Call (360) 754-4150 for more information.Christmas Tree Drop-off Locations:All Thurston County residents: Take your tree to the Waste and Recovery Center at 2418 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey between Dec. 26 and Jan. 13 (closed Jan. 1), Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. City of Olympia garbage customers: Place your tree in your regular pick-up spot by 6 a.m. on the following collection days. Call (360) 753-8368 for more information.Thursday and Friday customers—tree pick-up is Saturday, Jan. 5Tuesday and Wednesday customers—tree pick-up is Saturday, Jan. 12 Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Shelton: Take your tree to Bill McTurnal Enterprises at 721 Kamilche Lane from Dec. 28 – Jan. 9 during daylight hours. On weekends, leave trees by closed gate.Flocked trees are accepted. Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, stands, and nails from trees prior to recycling. Multi-family complex residents should check with their property manager for tree placement locations. City of Lacey residents: City crews will pick up trees. Place your tree at the curb by 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7.Local Boy Scout troops will also offer donation-based pick-up service in some neighborhoods on Saturday, Jan. 5. Call (360) 491-3214 for more information.
Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier was reportedly primed to move to Atletico Madrid this summer before the deal collapsed at the last minute.Aurier, 25, moved to the north London club from Paris Saint-Germain last summer for £23million. It’s not clear what the exact reason for Aurier’s move collapsing is RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Latest Transfer News IN DEMAND But Spurs were open to letting the defender go to after holding talks with the LaLiga club earlier this summer, however, the move broke down, according to RMC Sport.German side Borussia Dortmund were also reportedly in the hunt for the Ivorian.It’s not clear why Aurier’s move to Spain broke down at the last minute, however.Although he was seen as an ideal replacement for Kyle Walker, Aurier failed to cement his place in Spurs’ first team last season as Kieran Trippier was preferred by manager Mauricio Pochettino. 1 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland However, Aurier started Spurs’ first league game of this season and provided a brilliant assist for Dele Alli’s winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Newcastle.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has told all federal agencies, including the Defense Department, that their upcoming budgets should reflect a 5 percent reduction below the funding level programmed for fiscal 2017 in the current budget request submitted to Congress last February.“[The guidance] asks agencies to show how they would cut 5 percent below the FY 2017 levels shown in the FY 2016 budget, as well as how they would prioritize funding add-backs to those levels,” an OMB spokeswoman told CQ Roll Call.“This guidance represents the starting point in the budget process,” she said.The federal government has until next February to submit its FY 2017 budget to Congress. Agency responses to the OMB memo represent one of the first steps in the process of crafting a budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, 2016.The letter tells officials to focus on reducing areas of “fragmentation, overlap and duplication” as recommended by the Government Accountability Office. Such proposals will “provide the president with the options needed to sustain or augment critical investments and support effective programs,” according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Kolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of an 18-year-old girl whose body was found inside her house in Habibpur area of Ranaghat in Nadia.According to a preliminary investigation, police suspect that the victim, Sweta Sahu might have committed suicide by consuming poison. She was declared brought dead after being taken to a private nursing home in the district. She was a student of XI from Brajabala Girls’ High School in Nadia.The victim’s family members alleged that she suffered from mental depression as she was not promoted to class XII Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsafter she failed to appear for Geography practical examination. They also alleged that the school headmistress rebuked her. The school authorities called her on her cell phone on the day of practical examination but she did not answer. According to the school authorities, neither the student nor her family members informed the school about her not appearing for the examination.A few days ago, the girl and her family members went to the school headmistress and urged her to allow Sweta to the next class. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe headmistress did not, however, agree to promote her to the next class. The family members told police that the victim went into depression after the school authorities denied her promotion. She went into her room on Saturday evening and consumed poison. Her family members found her lying still in her bed. She was immediately rushed to a private nursing home at Ranaghat, where the doctors pronounced her brought dead. Following the incident, the girl’s family members lodged a complaint against the school headmistress at Ranaghat police station. Police have started a detailed probe in this regard.The school authorities have, however, expressed their grief over her death. They also claimed that they tried to contact the victim and her family members but none responded. She was not promoted to class as she did not appear the examination, school authorities claimed.
People who are exposed to very low frequency electromagnetic fields at workplace – such as pilots and welders – may be at double the risk of developing ALS, the most common form of motor neurone disease, scientists warned today.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disease, characterised by progressive degeneration of the motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.There is currently no cure, and those affected usually die within a few years of diagnosis. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfResearchers relied on data from the Netherlands Cohort Study that involves more than 58,000 men and more than 62,000 women, who were all aged between 55 and 69 when they were first entered the study in 1986.Participants who had died of motor neurone disease (76 men and 60 women) were compared with around 4,000 (2411 men and 2589 women) who had been randomly selected for the purposes of the current study.Their detailed employment histories were converted into workplace exposure to solvents, pesticides, metals, extremely low frequency magnetic fields and electric shocks. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”ELF-MF are magnetic fields produced by electrical appliances and the power grid, with a frequency up to 300 Hz,” said Roel Vermeulen, from Utrecht University in Netherlands.”Jobs with relatively higher ELF-MF levels are for example: electric line installer, repairers and cable jointer, welders, sewing-machine operators, air craft pilots – essentially jobs where workers are placed in close proximity to appliances that use a lot of electricity,” said Vermeulen. High levels of electromagnetic field exposure were largely confined to the men, and depended on job type.These ranged from two to 25 per cent among the men.Participants’ neurological health was then tracked for an average of 17 years to see if any of them succumbed to ALS.During this time, 76 men and 60 women died of ALS.Occupational exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields was associated with a heightened risk of developing ALS among the men.Those whose jobs had exposed them to high levels of extremely low electromagnetic fields were more than twice as likely to develop ALS as those who had never been exposed through their work.Furthermore, those in the top 30 per cent of cumulative exposure were nearly twice as likely to develop the disease.The other occupational factors assessed were only weakly associated with ALS risk in both men and women, and there was no clear evidence of a linear increase in risk according to the amount of cumulative exposure, researchers said.The findings strengthen the evidence suggesting that ALS may be linked to workplace exposure to extremely low electromagnetic fields, they said.