Two journalists get five years for violation of “defence secrets”

first_img CameroonAfrica CameroonAfrica Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News Help by sharing this information News Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice systemcenter_img May 19, 2021 Find out more to go further June 18, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists get five years for violation of “defence secrets” April 23, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today condemned five-year prison sentences handed down by a military court to Jacques Blaise Mvié and Charles René Nwé, respectively deputy managing director and editor of the privately owned weekly La Nouvelle for publishing “defence secrets”. To date, neither of the two journalists has actually been arrested.“The sentence against Jacques Blaise Mvié and Charles René Nwé is extremely harsh”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Certainly the two journalists have crossed a line in revealing information that put soldiers in danger, but we believe that depriving them of their freedom is a response that is out of proportion with the fault committed. We urge the Cameroonian authorities to avoid imprisoning them”.The Yaounde military tribunal sentenced the two on 3 June 2009 to five years in prison and fined them each 500,000 CFA francs (about 760 euros), and issued an arrest warrant at the hearing. A soldier, Jérémie Doko, was jailed for four years and fined 400,000 CFA francs (about 610 euros) in the same case.The case relates to a series of articles published in 2006 and 2007 that revealed the positions of the Cameroonian army on the Bakassi peninsula on the border with Nigeria in the west of the country. These reports are believed to have been used by the Nigerian forces who attacked the Cameroon positions and killed 21 soldiers.Blaise Mvié has written to the head of state, Paul Biya, asking for his intervention “in the face of the unfairness” suffered by himself and his colleague “because of the Minister of Defence, Rémy Zé Meka”.The minister however told Reporters Without Borders on 12 June that he had nothing to do with the sentencing and had not brought a complaint against the journalists. The legal proceedings had been started by the public ministry which considered that Zé Meka had been “insulted”.Managing editor of the weekly La Détente Libre, Lewis Medjo, is currently serving a three-year sentence in Douala central prison in the southwest of the country after being found guilty of “spreading false news” on 7 January this year. The organisation repeated its call to the Cameroon authorities for his release. Follow the news on Cameroon Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Receive email alertslast_img read more

Journalist freed in Mosul after being held for a month, but press freedom situation continues to deteriorate in Iraqi Kurdistan

first_img Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release of Faisal Abbas Ghazala, the correspondent of the satellite TV station Kolsat, on 21 December after more than a month in detention in Mosul but called on the Kurdistan regional government to show greater care and moderation in its measures affecting the news media. News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release of Faisal Abbas Ghazala, the correspondent of the satellite TV station Kolsat, on 21 December after more than a month in detention in Mosul but called on the Kurdistan regional government to show greater care and moderation in its measures affecting the news media.“Journalists are being subjected to more and more restrictions in Iraqi Kurdistan, which was until now regarded as a haven of peace and safety for the press,” the organisation said. “The regional government has used the recent clashes between the Turkish army and PKK rebels based in Iraq to restrict journalists’ movements and activities. The draft press law recently adopted by the Kurdish parliament would, if ratified by President Barzani, be a very retrograde step.”Accused of terrorism, Ghazala, 34, spent a total of 31 days detained in different locations. He was arrested by Kurdish security forces who stormed into his home in Mosul early in the morning of 19 November and dragged from his bed. He was held in two different police stations before being transferred to Dohuk prison near Mosul.Ghazala told Reporters Without Borders he did not understand why he had been targeted. “They entered my home with an arrest warrant without taking the trouble to send me a previous summons, to which I would have definitely responded,” he said. “They then held me for more than 30 days without being able to charge me. Iraqi journalists not only have to endure violence from militias and armed groups but also state terrorism.” While held, Ghazala was questioned by his coverage of bombings that had taken place in the region.On 19 November, the Kurdish regional government banned journalists from going to meet PKK rebels who have found refuge in the Qandil mountains on the border between Iraq and Turkey. The Euphrates News Agency (FHA) reported that Kurdish Prime Minister Nechervan Barzani met with media representatives a few days later and asked them not to publish articles “running counter to Turkish interests.”On 11 December, the Kurdish national assembly voted a new draft law introducing heavy fines and prison sentences for press offences. The law has to be ratified by President Massoud Barzani in order to take effect. The president told representatives of the Kurdish Union of Journalist that he was going to reject the law and would ask parliament to amend it. But for the time being, nothing has been decided. Receive email alerts to go further News December 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed in Mosul after being held for a month, but press freedom situation continues to deteriorate in Iraqi Kurdistan News December 28, 2020 Find out more Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” February 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iraq Newslast_img read more

Filmmaker with French nationality asks “Why am I still being kept here?”

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Iran Organisation center_img News IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Filmmaker with French nationality asks “Why am I still being kept here?” to go further Reporters Without Borders has written twice to the French foreign ministry about the Iranian government’s refusal to allow Mehrnoushe Solouki, a documentary filmmaker with French and Iranian dual nationality, to leave Iran.“Solouki is in a very difficult situation,” the press freedom organisation said. “The Iranian authorities are saying nothing. While no charges were brought against her after she spent a month in detention, the Tehran prosecutor’s office is awaiting a green light from the intelligence ministry to allow her to leave the country.” Reporters Without Borders added: “Her family had to mortgage their home to pay the large amount of bail demanded for her release. This is just one more source of pressure on the young filmmaker, along with the many summonses for questioning that she has received since being set free.”Reached by telephone, Solouki told Reporters Without Borders she did not understand the Iranian authorities’ silence. “Why am I still being held in Iran?” she asked. “Didn’t I have the consent and politically sacrosanct authorisations of Iranian officials to come to Iran? To spend time here and to film? Have I broken any rule, any of the rules laid down by the Islamic Republic? After an investigation, the Iranian judicial authorities concluded that I had not.”Solouki added: “So why I am still being held in Iran? Am I guilty because I have French citizenship? Because I resided in Canada? Because I am an independent filmmaker? The interior ministry’s silence does not bode well.”Solouki went to Iran in December 2006 to make a documentary about the events that followed the 1988 cease-fire between Iraq and Iran. She was arrested on 17 February and was held in Evin prison. She was finally released on 19 March after payment of 100 million toumen (80,000 euros) in bail. Her French passport was returned to her after the French embassy intervened. But the Iranian authorities are still holding on to all her notes and a portable hard drive that contains 70 per cent of the film she shot.Parnaz Azima, a journalist with Iranian and American dual nationality who works for Radio Free Europe in the Czech Republic, is also currently barred from leaving Iran. She was accused of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic” and working for a “counter-revolutionary” radio station after she travelled to Iran in January to see her ailing mother. She has avoided imprisonment by paying the equivalent of 411,000 euros in bail but the authorities are holding on to her passport and she must remain in Iran until her trial takes place. February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

More than 200 Guests Joined Five Acres for a “Rat Pack” Inspired Day of Golf and 60’s Style

first_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Gatherings More than 200 Guests Joined Five Acres for a “Rat Pack” Inspired Day of Golf and 60’s Style From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 3, 2016 | 12:35 pm HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News Business Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  With temperatures in the triple digits more than 100 golfers showed up ready to play in support of Five Acres for the 2016 Golf Classic. Activations on the course kept golfers cool, hydrated and fed including lemonade and sliders from Paul Martins, Monster Java energy drinks, beer, wine from San Antonio Winery, Philippe’s cheesesteak sandwiches, sweets from Nothing Bundt Cakes and Choctal Ice Cream, along with plenty of water!Golfers joined their spouse, partners, friends and colleagues later in the day at the Old School Cool Lounge where nearly 230 guests sipped martinis and champagne and dined on a cool iceberg wedge salad, baked champagne chicken and chocolate cream tarts. Everyone was encouraged to don rat-packed inspired outfits. Ladies had everything from stripes, polka dots to gowns and white gloves and the men rocked their best, “zoot suits” skinny ties or bow ties and sear sucker jackets.Guests were treated to a live performance and speech by former foster child and award-winning jazz musician Janiva Magness. The silent auction and live auction was facilitated this year with the help of Bidpal, an online bidding company as guests were seen throughout the evening busily bidding on their smartphones to raise funds for Five Acres programs. Highlighted live auction items included a trip to Hawaii, a trip to Mexico, and a gorgeous Porsche timepiece along with an always popular raffle of a Black Label Edition URB-E donated by Urban 626.Five Acres Chief Advancement Officer shares:“For more than 128 years Five Acres has helped children and their families in crisis. The funds raised at our annual golf tournament help support all of our programs such as, prevention and intervention in our community-based, foster care and adoption services, our residential and group home and our non-public school. I want to thank our entire golf committee led by co-chairs Rustin Mork and Scott Street and all the supporters, board members and volunteers who help make this event possible.”More than 3.7 million dollars has been raised for Five Acres programs and services since the golf tournament started, 29 years ago.This year’s title sponsor was Brad Reaume and Bolton & Co.Five Acres is a child welfare agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidenced-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community – based mental health and deaf services, wrap around, therapeutic behavioral services, residential care, foster care, adoption and a nonpublic therapeutic school. In 2015 Five Acres served over 8,500 children and their families across five counties. Visit www.5acres.org for more information. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Listen: Limerick Post News Roundup April 27, 2019

first_imgWhatsApp Treaty Talk EP129: End of Season Club Awards The Breakdown EP151: Munster’s Defiant Sportsground Stand & Fixture Chaos TAGSartsentertainmentlistenNewspodcastSport Advertisement Linkedin Print Twitter The Limerick Post News Roundup is brought to you by Sexton’s Bar, 91 Henry Street, the only wood-fired pizza in Limerick City.Andrew Carey looks at the content in this week’s Limerick Post newspaper, giving a run-down on this weeks Business, Health, Politics, Sports, and Entertainment news.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week’s top stories:Carmel Collins laid to rest beside her murdered sonKillers try to use US network in bid to smear Jason Corbett’s reputationCall for outside intervention to solve hospital overcrowdingPublic support for St John’s petitionLocal media unite in tribute to Lyra McKee LifestyleNewsPodcastsSportVideoListen: Limerick Post News Roundup April 27, 2019By Staff Reporter – April 25, 2019 1226 center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Treaty Talk EP138: Billy Lee’s footballers seek promotion spot with both Camogie sides and Ladies Footballers in action Limerick Post Show | Ann Blake launches a new podcast Email Previous articleFAI set to investigate betting patterns from Shelbourne- Limerick gameNext articleLady Mary Heath – I See You Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Treaty Talk EP128: 2020 Hurling All Stars Special Limerick Post Show | Villiers School Podcastlast_img read more

Incidence of cancer on the rise in Northern Ireland

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ News Pinterest Incidence of cancer on the rise in Northern Ireland WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The incidence of cancer is on the rise in the North according to a report published by The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. Despite the increase, the report also shows a rise in cancer survival rates since 1993.From 1993-2012 cases of female-breast cancer increased by 1.1% per year, male-malignant melanomas rose by 2.7% and female-melanoma by 1.9%. Cases of lung cancer in women increased by 0.7% while male lung cancer decreased by 1.2%.From 2003-2009, rates of prostate cancer also increased by 2% each year.Compared with the previous years, the period from 2001-2005 saw a marked increase in the survival rates of cancer patients, with breast cancer at 81.8% for that period. These figures are again expected rise from 2006 onwards.The report which was published today comes as campaigners continue to press for a 2016 opening date for the proposed north west radiotherapy centre at Altnagalvin hospital. Currently patients in the North-West have to travel to either Belfast or Galway in order to receive treatment.center_img By News Highland – June 12, 2012 Previous articleThree PSNI officers disciplined in Derry for arresting couple on wedding dayNext articleRallying – Donegal International Rally Preview Pt2 News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Government reveals details of revised water charges regime

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Environment Minister Alan Kelly has announced the new water charges regime.New capped annual charges:Cost to single adult households will be €60 and for other households it will be no more than €160.There will be specific legislative provision to allow for capped charges to continue to be set from 2019 onwards.€100 grant:All eligible households will receive a Water Conservation Grant of €100 per year; This means that the net cost to single adult households will be €60; For other households it will be no more than €160.Pay half if only getting water in or out:Households with either a water supply only or sewage only service will pay 50pc of the new rates;Metered usage:Metered usage can bring charges below the relevant cap. The children’s allowance remains at 21,000 litres per annum and will apply to all persons resident in a property aged under 18 irrespective of whether the child qualifies for Child Benefit, meaning children will continue to go free;Metered Bills:For metered bills, the charge for water in/out is reduced to €3.70 per 1,000 litres – almost 25% lower than the previous subsidised rate;Self-declaration:The system is based on self-declaration and appropriate audit.PPS numbers:PPS Numbers will not be required for registration.Billing starts:The starting date for domestic water charging is being pushed back to 1 January 2015, with first bills to issue from April 2015;Unfit water:In cases where water is unfit for human consumption, the affected customers will receive a 100% discount on the costs of their drinking water supply for the duration of the restriction. Therefore, customers will only be required to pay for the sewage treatment.So, will today’s announcement change your mind on water charges? Will you now pay, after initially deciding not to?Highland Radio News asked some people in Letterkenny these very questions:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/water530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Government reveals details of revised water charges regimecenter_img Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter Google+ Previous articleShay hopeful on getting back to regular footballNext articleVentre departs the Brandywell News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By News Highland – November 19, 2014 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Kerala High Court Notifies Modified Sitting and Filing Arrangements [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Notifies Modified Sitting and Filing Arrangements [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 May 2021 4:05 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has notified its modified filing process and sitting arrangements for the lockdown period. As per the Notification, the Court will function via video conferencing through two Division Benches and three Single Benches. In addition to the e-filing mode prescribed earlier, advocates have been allowed the option of filing cases physically in the event they find it extremely difficult to file cases through e-filing mode. The Notification also states that cases filed through physical mode will be scrutinised only on the next day and will be posted before court if it is in order.The Notification declares that the present system of filing will be reviewed in 15 days or upon the lifting of lockdown, whichever is earlier.Additionally, it has been clarified that the e-filing module for the Subordinate Courts in the State is not approved, except for the Commercial Courts, Munsiff-Magistrate Court, Kolenchery and Rent Control Court, Ernakulam.The Notification initially stated that the advocate/party physically filing the case is expected to upload a copy of the file electronically within 45 days of the said filing, and submit an undertaking to the effect in the physical file. After Advocate Thomas Abraham, President of the Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association, moved a representation against this condition, the same was revoked. Advocate Abraham’s letter also took issue for the time taken for scrutinizing physical files, stating that the one-day gap for scrutiny was fixed “without any cogent reasons for such unwarranted delay”. Other highlights of the Notification Notice to the party respondent shall be taken by the e-filer / petitioner as ordered by the Court through Registered post with acknowledgement due or email or such other approved mode;Advocates / parties desirous of moving again a case filed through efiling mode shall file an urgent memo through e-filing mode, containing brief statement of facts and reason for urgency enabling the Judge concerned to take a decision on the urgency. once the request is allowed, the case will be listed as per the orders of the court;The Registry will be organising training sessions for Advocates and Advocate clerks regarding the e-firing procedure, including demonstrations through “Youtube” and printouts; (i) Grievances related to e-filing may be redressed by contacting at the following telephone numbers: 8921962674 (Anes PA.) , 9447116225 (Reshmi R.), 9497366435 (Nimmy Jacob), 9633750628 (Amrutha Mohan ) 0484-2562540, 0484-2562527 or by mailing to [email protected] (ii) A special cell consisting of Sareena V.G. Nair, Director (IT), Joseph Rajesh K.A., Deputy Registrar (IT) and V.J. Ranjith, Assistant Registrar has also been constituted to oversee the proper functioning of the process and to ensure that the complaints / enquires of Advocates in relation to e-filing and ancillary matters are attended promptly. Click here to download the original notificationClick here to download the amended notificationTagsKerala High Court Kerala e-filing rules Next Storylast_img read more

Apple Harvest Festival Guide 2019: Getting back to the roots

first_img Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca’s annual Apple Harvest Festival returns for a 37th year this weekend with more events centered on what’s at the core of the festival, local agriculture.Every year, the fall festival draws thousands of people — upwards of 40,000 according to past estimates — to Downtown Ithaca to celebrate all things apple. Visitors can sift through baskets of different varieties, from tangy Northern Spy to Cornell’s variety Autumn Crisp, sample hard and fresh cider, and of course, enjoy plenty of baked and fried treats for sale, like apple crisp, pie, and doughnuts.The festival will take place Friday through Sunday on the Ithaca Commons and on nearby Cayuga and West State/MLK Jr. streets.(File photo)New York is the second-largest apple producing state in the country, and the industry employs thousands of people at all levels of production, according to the New York Apple Association. More than ever this year, the festival will celebrate Tompkins County’s part in the industry. Organizers say the festival is a “coming back” to what’s at the heart of the festival, apples and local producers.“I think the goal is to really get back to what the point of the festival is, to celebrate the apple and cider industry here … and really focus on this product that has a huge impact to our economy and celebrate that,” said Allison Graffin, marketing director at the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.This year’s Apple Harvest Festival schedule is packed with more than 100 local craft, food and beverage vendors, entertainment, games, music and affiliated events. The festival will take place on the Ithaca Commons, as well as Cayuga Street from Green Street to Buffalo Street, and on West State Street from the Commons to Geneva Street.Below are some things we recommend checking out at the 37th Annual Apple Harvest Festival.Members of the Cayuga Nation perform a traditional smoke dance at the 2018 First Peoples Festival in Ithaca. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)1 — First Peoples’ Festival in Dewitt Park: Building awareness and consciousness around indigenous rights, sovereignty and cultureWhile you are downtown, don’t miss the annual First Peoples’ Festival taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Dewitt Park.Hosted by the Multicultural Resource Center, the festival honors the history and culture of first peoples and highlights indigenous issues from an indigenous perspective. This year has a theme – the International Year of Indigenous Languages, which will showcase the diversity of indigenous languages that exist in Tompkins County.2 — New Farmers Showcase: Appreciate where your food comes fromA new feature this year is the Farmers Showcase, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Press Bay Alley and Press Bay Court. Visitors will have a chance to learn more about local agriculture in Ithaca and Tompkins County by meeting farmers from 17 farms Saturday, and 10 Sunday. Learn more about the process behind the produce, learn how honey is made and maple is tapped. And, you can pet baby animals.Allison Graffin, marketing director for Downtown Ithaca Alliance said the Farmers Showcase is less about selling their products and more about showing what they do. It’s an educational opportunity to see farmers from across the county in one place.Special Events Director Scott Rougeau added, “It’s just a reminder, too, that a lot of these farms are just right in our backyard. They’re a 10-, 15-minute drive down the road, so they’re there year-round. You don’t have to just celebrate them at harvest season.”The Farmers Showcase will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn more here.3 — Pick up a Cider Trail Passport Tagged: Apple Harvest Festival, apples, downtown ithaca alliance, events, Fall, ithaca Kelsey O’Connor This year’s festival will feature a Cider Trail all weekend that will bring people inside local shops and restaurants downtown. Participating businesses will be offering ciders by the glass, tastings, pairings and cider cocktails. You can pick up a passport at the festival info booth throughout the weekend and inside the Downtown Visitor Center inside the Tompkins Center for History and Culture on the Commons. There is no purchase necessary, and people who turn in their passports will be entered into a raffle.While there are dozens of vendors to shop from this weekend, the passport is a chance for people to celebrate and explore the businesses that are downtown all year.You can find the map online on the Downtown Ithaca Alliance Apple Harvest Festival page by Tuesday evening, which will have more details on how to enter and who is participating.The 35th Annual Apple Harvest Festival kicked off Friday. Sarah Resman/Ithaca Voice4 — Get an in-depth look at the industry with cider makers and moversThere are several events this week and weekend that will pair delicious local cider and food with informative discussions with the makers and experts in the industry. The first event is “Not Far From the Tree – An Evening Celebrating Apples & Cider“ on Thursday at Coltivare. It will include talks with cider experts like Steve Selin from South Hill Cider, Autumn Stoscheck of Eve’s Cidery, and Meredith Collins, the blogger behind Along Came A Cider. The cider will be paired with special dishes prepared by Coltivare, like pesto quiche, candied bacon, and Coltivare’s famous Apple mac n’ cheese with smoked gouda bechamel, New York apples, caramelized onions and apple butter. The event is $50 per person and will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Coltivare, 235 S. Cayuga St., Ithaca.Is there a better fall pairing than books and cider? Buffalo Street Books will be hosting a talk with Jason Wilson, the author of “The Cider Revival, Dispatches from the Orchard” and Meredith Collins, who has been tasting and reviewing hard cider for six years on her blog Along Came A Cider. Along with the talk, attendees can taste cider from Grisamore Cider Works.“Monks and Makers” returns this year with 60-minute intimate tasting sessions. Attendees will get to engage with a number of local cider makers and enjoy some light snacks. There are four time slots available from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Monks on The Commons, 120 S. Aurora St., Ithaca (attached to the Marriott). It’s $10 to attend and people are encouraged to RSVP ahead of time, as there will be limited walk-up tickets.5 — Catch some incredible performances on the Ithaca Commons and beyondSaturday and Sunday are packed with live music and performances at the Bernie Milton Pavilion and West State Street. Performances begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bernie Milton Pavilion and continue until 6 p.m. At West State Street, the performances kick off at noon with Mark the Zani. On Sunday, performances begin at 10 a.m. with Flight Performing Arts at the Bernie Milton Pavilion, and over on West State Street, performances begin at noon. Check out the full schedule here.Looking for some comedy? Called Ithaca’s “cutest, and most entertaining couple,” Kenneth and SingTrece McLaurin will merge music, song, storytelling and comedy in “Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes.” The show will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca, 130 E. Seneca St., Ithaca. You can find tickets here.The 2019 Finger Lakes Comedy Festival is also taking place this weekend in Ithaca and Romulus. It will feature stand-up comedy shows Sept. 27 and 28. See a full schedule here.And on Sunday, the world-famous Zuzu Acrobats will present African Cirque Spectacular at the State Theatre of Ithaca. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. People of all ages will enjoy this performance direct from Mombassa, Kenya, that is “an electrical experience of African tradition.” Tickets are $5 to $6 and available here.More informationCheck out the Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s website for more details on events.Where to park? The Green, Seneca and Cayuga street garages are all close to the festival and will have a flat fee of $5 all day. There is also limited street parking that is free Saturday and Sunday. If you would rather take the bus, here’s a link to schedules.Browse and download the event map below:Apple Harvest Map Events 2019 by Kelsey O’Connor on ScribdFeatured image: Sarah Resman/Ithaca Voice Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

Anthony Everage to retire as Troy Chief of Police

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Everage’s letter of resignation was addressed to the mayor and expressed appreciation to him for his support and confidence in recommending him as Troy Chief of Police nearly 14 years ago.“We have faced many challenges and hurdles since that time and have come through these basically unscathed,” Everage wrote. “I truly appreciate the respect and support you have shown me during my service as the Chief. I will always be grateful for the relationship we have.”Everage said it was with a great deal of thought and prayer that he came to the decision to retire. Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “It is my goal to see that we have a smooth transition and will work to see that we achieve that goal,” Everage said.Lunsford said that he is proud of what the city has been able to accomplish under Everage’s leadership.“You took leadership of a great police department and made it better, stronger,” he said.The council members expressed their appreciation to Everage for his outstanding leadership over the years and said that he will be greatly missed. An emotional moment for the mayor. A sad day for the city.That was the situation at the Troy City Council meeting Tuesday afternoon as Mayor Jimmy Lunsford read the resignation of Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage effective Oct. 1, 2011.“A lot of things that we do in the City of Troy give me a lot of pleasure,” an emotional mayor said. “This gives me no pleasure. It’s a sad day, folks.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Longer terms eyed The Pike County Commissioners discussed Monday making a move to keep elected officials at the commission table an extra two… read more “We have been fortunate to have your leadership,” Council President Johnny Witherington said. “I guess as we get older, we begin to think that people are supposed to stay forever. I’m glad that God put you in our path.”The mayor said he will instruct the city’s personnel department to begin accepting applications for someone to follow in Everage’s footsteps.Lunsford announced the Police Memorial Week service at 9 a.m. May 18, at the site of the Police Memorial.The mayor also requested that all city residents abide by the odd/even watering schedule due to the dry weather and the tank on George Wallace Drive being out.Troy Parks and Recreation Director Dan Smith addressed the council to report on the progress of the Miracle Field.“The asphalt needed some curing time and, after testing of the surfacing, the installation of the safety surfacing will be done next week,” he said.“All of the construction work should be done by June with an opening date sometime the first or second week in June.”Smith said $210,000 has been raised for the Miracle Field and another $20,000 has been pledged but not yet collected.“Our final expenses should be around $230,000,” he said.To date, 21 children have signed up to play on the Miracle Field.Shelia Jackson, Troy director of tourism, said that May 7-15 has been set aside as National Tourism Week.“As director of tourism, I have become keenly aware of the importance of what those who work in the hospitality and tourism industry do,” Jackson said.“We owe a debt of gratitude to those who work behind the scenes and in the forefront to make this industry what it is. Pike County and Alabama need tourism to create and preserve jobs and fuel economic growth.”The Brown Bag Lunches on the Square in Troy will continue at noon on Thursdays through the month of May. Everyone is invited to attend. Anthony Everage to retire as Troy Chief of Police Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Skip Published 8:56 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more