US – RSF alarmed by arrest of West Virginia journalist after asking Health Secretary a question

first_img June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News News Organisation News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more MANDEL NGAN / AFP Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn of a journalist’s arrest last night in West Virginia after attempting to ask United States Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a question. United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassment center_img to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Dan Heyman, a reporter for Public News Service, was walking behind Secretary Price at West Virginia’s state capitol last night, attempting to ask him a question about pre-existing conditions in the healthcare legislation recently adopted by the US House of Representatives. Special counsel to the president Kellyanne Conway was also with Secretary Price at the capitol.Shortly thereafter, Heyman was arrested and jailed for willful disruption of state government processes. He was later released on bail.”RSF is very concerned to learn of the arrest of a journalist who appears to have simply been doing his job asking a public official a question, says Margaux Ewen, Advocacy and Communications Director for RSF’s North America office. This is not the kind of incident that should be occurring in a country that respects the role of a free press, and certainly not in the country of the First Amendment.”This is not the first time that journalists have been arrested for doing their job in the US in recent months. In January, at least 5 journalists were arrested while covering inauguration day protests, with one of the five still facing criminal charges to this day. At least 10 journalists have been arrested for their coverage of the North Dakota Access Pipeline and the surrounding protests since last fall. In 2016, at least three journalists were arrested and charged with “obstruction of a highway” while covering #blacklivesmatter protests in Louisiana. The US ranks 43 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 2 places in 2016. Image credit: MANDEL NGAN / AFP April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en United StatesAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassment Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 10, 2017 – Updated on May 15, 2017 US – RSF alarmed by arrest of West Virginia journalist after asking Health Secretary a questionlast_img read more

Letter to Editor: Where Are You Eating on Friday?

first_imgBelgian Breakfast at the Chatterbox (Ninth Street and Central Avenue) in Ocean City, NJ.To the Editor:A while back, I wrote a letter to OCNJ Daily saying how I was going to increase my support of Ocean City businesses by sitting down and eating a meal at an Ocean City restaurant every other Friday — in addition to my normal level of support of area businesses.We are approaching another “Dine Out Friday,” my friends, which of course begs the question: Where are you eating Friday?So far, I have had penne and chicken at Nonna’s Trattoria, French toast at Sunrise Café, a Philly roast beef sandwich at Varsity Inn, eggs benedict at Ready’s Coffee Shop and Restaurant, chicken saltimbocca at Vittorio’s Italian Restaurant, a roast beef sandwich at Arlene’s on Asbury, the Sunrise Breakfast at Sunrise Café, the Teriyaki salmon steak at Jay’s Crab Shack, the Philly cheeseburger at the Varsity Inn (that was supposed to be a trip to the OC Surf Cafe, but they were temporarily closed at the time), the Coal Miner’s Bliss from Frankie’s by the Bay, Pancakes & Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Coffee from Jon & Pattie’s, and the Belgian Breakfast at the Chatterbox.I’ve been busier than normal lately and haven’t been able to get out to lunch in town. And I love lunch, it definitely makes it onto of my “Top 3 Meals of the Day” list. So I’m going to have lunch at the OC Surf Cafe tomorrow and let the surf and sand motif remind me that although it may not feel like it, beach weather is (eventually) coming.Ed SheppardOcean Citylast_img read more

England’s Burnage wins St Andrews Links Trophy

first_img Tags: Jake Burnage, St Andrew’s Links Trophy 9 Jun 2019 England’s Burnage wins St Andrews Links Trophy England international Jake Burnage claimed the biggest win of his career so far with an enthralling one-shot victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy.He came out on top after a hard-fought final round, coming from three shots back to win the championship on 20-under par.He pipped long-time leader Matty Lamb by a stroke after powering home, playing the back nine of the Old course at St Andrews in three-under par.Burnage, from Saunton in Devon, birdied the 10th, eagled the long 14th and parred the rest, as Lamb (Hexham) came home in one-over par.“This is one of our majors of amateur golf so it’s fantastic,” said the 23-year-old, who has given a huge boost to his hopes of making the GB&I Walker Cup team.“You can’t take anything for granted, but by winning one of the majors on a links course you would like to think you have given yourself a real chance,” said Burnage.He came into the event in confident mood, having found form at the Brabazon Trophy at Alwoodley, where he propelled himself from 120th after the first round into a top 20 finish. “That was huge and showed that I can turn it around when I need to,” he said.At St Andrews, Lamb was making all the running, scoring a bogey free 64 on the Jubilee course in the first round and following up with 63, 69 on the Old to be 20-under par after three rounds.Burnage, meanwhile, was making his way steadily up the leaderboard, opening with 69, and adding rounds of 64, 66 to be three shots back with 18 holes to play.The two rivals, who were well apart from the rest of the field, were still separated by three shots after nine holes of the final round. But then Burnage made his move, with the long 14th proving to be the decider.Burnage holed a 12ft putt for eagle, while Lamb bogeyed the hole for a three shot swing. “Matty played fantastic golf all the way and really didn’t do much wrong this afternoon. But the difference was the three shots on the 14th,” said Burnage.“I was very nicely in my own zone and concentrating, but it was nice to soak up the atmosphere and to have my parents and girl friend there and a couple of guys from home. It was amazing, absolutely amazing.”There was also a special satisfaction: “I wanted to prove to myself that I really could do it,” said Burnage.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more