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Follow the news on Eritrea September 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Democratic governments urged to summon Eritrean ambassadors on anniversary of 18 September 2001 crackdown Organisation Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? RSF_en Reporters Without Borders calls on the foreign ministries of the leading democracies to mark tomorrow’s sixth anniversary of the start of a wave of arrests in Asmara by summoning Eritrea’s ambassadors to express disapproval for a crackdown that led to the suppression of all freedoms and the imprisonment of more than 10 journalists in unknown locations.Governments that believe in press freedom should make a formal protest about the complete secrecy surrounding Eritrea’s political prisoners and the threats and extortion to which the Eritrean diaspora and exiles and the families of political prisoners are subjected, the organisation said.“Eritreans need the support of the democracies in order to get President Issaias Afeworki’s regime to loosen its grip on them and their families,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This anniversary must be used to show that press freedom and human rights are not a luxury reserved for a few prosperous nations but a universal right.”The organisation added: “It would be inconceivable if this anniversary were to pass without any sign of solidarity with Eritrea’s detainees from governments that should make at least some, minimal demands on the countries that have embassies in their capitals.”On 18 September 2001, the Eritrean government suddenly ordered the closure of all the privately-owned media and began throwing their executives and editors one by one into prison. For several weeks, the political police waged a manhunt in the capital of Africa’s youngest country.Hundreds of government opponents have been held in unknown locations ever since then. They include at least 12 journalists – Dawit Isaac, Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes, Yusuf Mohamed Ali, Mattewos Habteab, Dawit Habtemichael, Medhanie Haile, Temesgen Gebreyesus, Emanuel Asrat, Said Abdulkader, Seyoum Tsehaye, Hamid Mohamed Said and Saleh Al Jezaeeri.According to the information available to Reporters Without Borders, four of these journalists have already died in the 314 prison centres scattered throughout the country. The few Eritreans who have managed to escape or have been released say conditions in the prisons are appalling.Those who have not been arrested or who have not managed to flee the country are forced to live under the yoke of an all-powerful government. After the defection of several leading state media journalists, the authorities began last November to arrest other journalists suspected of staying in contact with the fugitives or of planning to flee themselves.One of the suspect journalists arrested at the end of last year, Paulos Kidane of the Amharic-language service of state-owned Eri-TV and radio Dimtsi Hafash (Voice of the Broad Masses), told Reporters Without Borders after his release: “We were beaten and tortured in prison for refusing to give the passwords to our e-mail accounts. In the end we cracked because the pain was too much.” Kidane died a few months later, in June, while trying to flee on foot across the border into Sudan.Daniel Mussie of Radio Dimtsi Hafash’s Oromo-language service has not been released since last November’s crackdown. Eyob Kessete, a journalist with the Amharic-language service of Dimtsi Hafash, and Eri-TV editor Johnny Hisabu were arrested while trying to leave the country clandestinely across the border earlier this year and are still being held somewhere.Even those Eritreans who manage to get out of the country continue to have to submit to the government’s dictates. All members of the diaspora are obliged to keep paying 2 per cent of their income to the Eritrean embassy in the country where they reside. If they do not comply, they are banned from ever returning home, owning any property there or even sending packages back to Eritrea.The families of journalists and others who flee abroad are exposed to reprisals and there have been cases in which close relatives – brothers, sisters or parents – have been imprisoned indefinitely and denied contact with the outside world. News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case News Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information EritreaAfrica News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision January 13, 2021 Find out more EritreaAfrica April 14, 2021 Find out more Reports October 27, 2020 Find out more
Simple Simon’s Perfect Pies has announced its pie range for the Christmas season.Festive fillings include: strips of Gressingham duck breast with black cherry & port wine sauce; turkey fillets with sage & white wine sauce with fresh cranberries; honeyed venison collops, and organic Aberdeen Angus beef with wild mushrooms and Speyside malt whisky.Also available is a mincemeat & apple pie, and rich chocolate & morello cherry pie.Simple Simon’s pies are free of artificial additives and use fresh, local ingredients, including organic meat. They are freshly baked, despatched by courier on the same day and have a minimum shelf life of six days.The pies can also be frozen for a recommended maximum of two months.[http://www.simplesimonspies.co.uk]
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Paul Gascoigne’s agent says the former England footballer’s life is in danger after he started drinking again.The 45-year-old was shaking and slurred his words on stage at a charity event in Northampton on Thursday.Gascoigne, who openly admits to having problems with alcoholism, has spent time in rehab and was sectioned twice in 2008 under the Mental Health Act.His agent Terry Baker told BBC Radio 5 live: “He won’t thank me for saying it but he immediately needs to get help.” Baker added: “Whatever’s happened to him in the five or six weeks since I saw him before Christmas, he is not as well as he has been.“His life is always in danger because he is an alcoholic. Maybe no one can save him – I don’t know. I really don’t know.” Gascoigne’s former Tottenham and England team-mate and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker tweeted: “Lots of you asking for my thoughts on Gazza’s plight. I can only hope he finds peace somehow, but fear those hopes may be forlorn.”The Professional Footballers’ Association say they will continue to support Gascoigne, as they have in the past.A statement on their website reads: “The PFA continues to be concerned about Paul Gascoigne’s welfare.“The Union has provided assistance financially and medically, supporting the provision of rehabilitation and treatments received both in the UK and abroad.“The PFA recently arranged a detoxification for Paul through the Sporting Chance Clinic. Regrettably Paul checked himself out and chose not to complete the programme. “We would like to stress that the support of the PFA and the Tony Adams Sporting Chance Clinic remain available both to Paul and any other members in a similar need or circumstance.”PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor fears that Gascoigne could end up like former Manchester United winger George Best.The Northern Irishman died in 2005 aged just 59 after a long struggle with alcoholism.“We are in regular touch with him and have been again. We go one step forward and two back at times and this is just the situation,” Taylor said.“If we are not careful, it is going to be akin to George Best. It is unfortunate, but we try to keep going.” Gascoigne’s drinking problems started during his playing days. In 1998, shortly after his divorce from wife Sheryl, he was admitted to the The Priory Hospital in Marchwood, near Southampton, to receive treatment for stress and drink problems.In 2001, whilst playing at Everton, Gascoigne admitted himself to an alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Arizona on the insistence of his then manager Walter Smith.Four years after retiring, in 2008, he was arrested in Newcastle and detained under the Mental Health Act and was later sectioned following reports that he was acting strangely in Hemel Hempstead. More recently he has been treated at The Priory again and the Providence Projects treatment centre in Bournemouth.The former Newcastle, Tottenham and Lazio player was appearing in “An Evening with Paul Gascoigne” at the Park Inn in Northampton on Thursday and Baker says that he tried to cancel the show after he saw that Gascoigne was drinking. He said: “He wasn’t in the condition he’d been in for the last two years. He was slurring a bit.“I phoned the organisation and said it was possibly best we didn’t put him on but he was insistent he had some new jokes and he was going to be in tip-top form. He was fairly upset but insisted he wanted to go on.“When he came on the stage, we sat him down and he just started shaking. He’s always a bit nervous on the stage, but he just started shaking uncontrollably.”When asked why Gazza was upset, Baker explained that a friend had recently died in a medical facility – whilst holding his hand – and that it was “haunting him”.Baker says he spoke to Gascoigne again on Saturday and that he was “fairly incoherent”. Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has called on the PFA to do more to help Gascoigne. After a video of the event in Northampton was put on The Sun’s website, Schmeichel wrote on Twitter : “This is not fun watching. Gazza needs help. Come on PFA and (PFA chief executive) Gordon Taylor, time to step up.“We are all responsible for how we live our lives. But that doesn’t mean we can’t step in and help.“There is always a ‘right’ time to start doing something, with what we’ve seen from Gazza, time has come for football.”Baker said he hadn’t witnessed the former footballer drink alcohol in two years. He said: “I swear to you I have never seen Paul drink in all the time I’ve known him, until very, very recently.“He has definitely been clean for most of the last two years, absolutely for definite. He has made huge massive efforts to get his life on track and it’s just gone a bit wrong at the moment.”
A Polk County man is now behind bars after he attempted to steal a Pepsi from a convenience store and became trapped inside the establishment by the clerk.The incident occurred last week at a convenience store in Mulberry, Florida.According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect 49-year-old Gabriel Tillman, walked into the store, grabbed a the drink and attempted to leave without purchasing it. A quick acting clerk, however, remotely locked the doors of the store and prevented Tillman from leaving.Instead of admitting defeat, surveillance video shows Tillman hip checking and bull rushing the door repeatedly in an attempt to get out before picking up a fire extinguisher and trying to use that to break down the door. Eventually the clerk released the doors and Tillman fled the scene.Authorities were able to locate Tillman two blocks away drinking the stolen Pepsi. He was then arrested and taken to the Polk County jail on theft charges.
By Jennifer Driscoll | Photos by Bart Lentini |LINCROFT – The kids ran up to the observation beehive, putting their faces up to it and tapping on the glass. Watching the hundreds of bees inside make the honeycomb, some cheered, some gasped and some were too stunned to do anything but stand with their jaws open.“I can see the queen! I can see the queen!” one boy shouted.The beehive was part of a display by the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association at Thompson Park Day, held Sunday, Oct. 15. “We want to educate people on how honeybees are very important to the environment,” said Geff Vitale, 42, of Kingwood, the president of the association.The stand held jars full of different types of honey, ranging from shades of dark brown to bright yellow. It also featured beeswax candles, formed into the shapes of pine trees and pinecones, and pamphlets on how to help honey bees and other pollinators. An employee of the association talked to the kids and taught them how to identify the queen in the hive.Thompson Park Day is held annually by the Monmouth County Park System. The event has a variety of things to do, including games, rides, face painting, sand art, and archery. New this year were additional activities, such as laser tag, as well as a new wristband system. The wristbands cost $10 and allowed kids to participate in all of the activities, excluding pumpkin painting and “Grab & Go Ceramics.” The park system estimated 12,000 people were in attendance Sunday.The sky was overcast and it was breezy most of the day, but people could still be seen all over enjoying the event in shorts and other warm-weather attire.The food vending area was a popular spot, selling hot dogs, hamburgers, surf and turf, funnel cakes and more. Children walked around with their faces painted, holding balloon hats and swords, and dogs of all shapes and sizes were present — some wearing costumes.The “Strut Your Mutt” Doggie Costume Contest was one of the highlights of the day for many, with dogs dressed up as hot dogs, bumblebees, sheep, donuts and more. Many kids and adults were in costume as well.One family was dressed as superheroes with their dog, a Maltese-Yorkie mix, dressed like Wonder Woman. They also carried a bundle of red, white and blue balloons.“It was my first grader’s idea,” said the mother, Jennifer Kessler, 45, of Middletown. “He wanted to dress up like the Hulk.”The family has participated in the contest in prior years as well, previously dressing as characters from The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Pokémon. “We’re the reigning champs,” said the father, Jonathan Kessler, 45.They explained the event allows them to bring their family together and enjoy the day with one another.Another popular activity at the event was the Scarecrow Contest. The scarecrow designs were very creative and included a giraffe, an astronaut, a mermaid, and one that was emoji-themed, plus some more traditional scarecrows as well.Julie Hickey, 37, of Middletown, and her husband, Richard, 36, were hard at work building their scarecrow while their sons, Lucas, 4, and Harry, 2, played in the hay.“My 4-year-old loves scarecrows,” said Hickey. It was their first time competing in the contest, and they confessed they had never made one before. Their vision was to create an Irish-themed scarecrow, decorated in St. Patrick’s Day gear. It may have been their first attempt, but their finished scarecrow was a fine addition to the competition.At the end of the day, the Hickey family took their scarecrow home with them, along with a new happy memory.This article was first published in the Oct. 19-26, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
Monk Acharya Siddeshvaranana from the Ananda Marga Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is visitingMonk Acharya SiddeshvarananaGuyana after five years to establish a centre for the Ananda Marga Yoga Society Guyana branch.Siddeshvaranana disclosed he was happy about the construction of a facility to accommodate members instead of having them use various locations to host their meetings. The NGO is focused mainly on yoga, meditation, chanting, mysticism and charity.Ananda Marga Yoga Society Guyana aims to help the Guyanese population through a variety of voluntary programmes. It plans to visit schools and educate students and teachers on the benefits of yoga and meditation.Siddeshvaranana has toured a number of other South American countries, including Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil, lending his assistance to the people.“I just want to help people in this time where things are really heard and frustrating,” he told this newspaper. According to the Monk, “I am here watering seedlings while the land is fertile.”The Ananda Marga NGO disclosed that the goal was to make the world a better place, a prosperous one with opportunities for all, and to bring people upon a common platform of unity, love and multifaceted talents.It said meditation was tested at the Stanford University by Dr James Corby and was found to be one of the most powerful forces in time.“In many places of the world, people have enjoyed a multicultural, rich and diverse experience by incorporating Ananda Marga style of yoga in their own traditions,” the group noted.
The Greek is back, taking the fourth seeding behind a pair of fellow young guns in number two Dominic Thiem of Austria and Germany’s Alexander Zverev, seeded third.Federer and Djokovic aren’t scheduled to resurface until the Cincinnati Masters starts on August 12, giving them one tournament prior to the August 26 start of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, the final Grand slam of the year.Federer has been training on hardcourt at home in Switzerland after falling to Djokovic in a dramatic five-set final at the All England Club three weeks ago, in which the Swiss great held two match points.Djokovic has been pictured relaxing at various European beach resorts with his family prior to picking up the racquet once again.Nadal, meanwhile, is pacing himself after another season marred by injury, insisting despite the pleas and inducements of Cincinnati officials that he won’t decide whether to play there until he sees how he feels after Montreal.“Depending on what happens in Montreal, I’ll take a decision on Cincinnati,” he said. “Cincinnati is still an option. But I want to arrive well prepared and ready for the US Open, the last major of the season.”Nadal could face a challenge in the second round after a bye, with a possible match against Australian Alex de Minaur — winner of the Atlanta title last weekend.Second seed Thiem has purposefully left it late for the hardcourts, preferring to stay as long as possible on European clay by entering both Hamburg and Kitzbuehel.Thiem, beaten by Nadal in the last two Roland Garros finals, has a special goal driving him when he lands in francophile Canada.“I’ve never won a match in Canada, I’d like to change that.” he said. “I’m just hoping to play well.“Canada is a big goal – I’m really hoping to get a win there.”Thiem will open his campaign against either Canadian Denis Shapovalov or Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.Third seed Zverev, who won the title here two years ago with a win over Federer in the final, will open against either Briton Cameron Norrie or Hungarian Martin Fucsovic.Tsitsipas will bid to better his 2018 finals showing but must first get past either home-grown Milos Raonic, the 2013 finalist, or American Taylor Fritz, runner-up to de Minaur in Atlanta.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spain’s Rafael Nadal, hoisting the champion’s trophy in Toronto in 2018, will be trying to repeat as the ATP’s Canadian Masters begins in Montreal © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Vaughn RidleyMONTREAL, Canada, Aug 4 – Defending champion Rafael Nadal heads the field for the ATP Montreal Masters that starts on Monday with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer opting out of the key US Open tuneup.With Djokovic and Federer putting a return to action on hold after their dramatic Wimbledon final, 33-year-old Nadal will be seeking to retain the title he earned last year in Toronto, when he beat rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.
A Fanad man accused of being a drug-dealer was caught with cocaine, mixing agent, weighing scales and a credit card to cut up the drugs.Eamon Sweeney, aged 38, appeared before Falcarragh District Court. The court was told that Gardai spotted Sweeney driving a VW Bora on the Main Street in Buncrana on February 2nd, 2018.The followed him and then stopped him and found a small quantity of cocaine on him.Garda Superintendent Seamus McGonigle also told the court that there were a number of messages on his mobile phone relating to the sale and supply of drugs.Sweeney was arrested and Gardai later raided the home of a former girlfriend in Buncrana and found a quantity of drugs-related items.These included cocaine, mixing agent, digital weighing scales and a credit card used to cut drugs.Gardai say there was €830 worth of cocaine found in the raid.Solicitor for the accused Mr Rory O’Brien argued that the majority of the substances found was creatine and that only three grammes of cocaine was found in the raid.He said he client fully accepted that he had done wrong but had taken steps to address his own drink and drugs problem and since the incident 14 months ago had been clean.He said he was now working full-time as a labourer in Dublin and Meath and was continuing to address all his issues.Judge Paul Kelly said the insidious and sinister fact about drugs is exactly what happened in this case.He said someone develops a habit and then funds their habit by selling it and that is how the drug barons and kingpins in the drugs trade operate and grow their empires.He said the sale and supply of drugs, in this case, had to be viewed seriously.He adjourned the case to allow for a probation report to be carried out on Sweeney.Man caught with cocaine and drug-mixing kit at girlfriend’s home was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:buncranacocainedrugsEamon SweeneyFanad