first_imgPharma-Deko Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgDioceses scale down ordinations to continue ushering new priests, deacons into ministry amid pandemic Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted May 27, 2020 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Upper South Carolina Bishop Andrew Waldo applauds the Rev. Caitlyn Darnell at her ordination on March 19 at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: Scotty Peek/St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Caitlyn Darnell is one of The Episcopal Church’s newest deacons, and in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, no one should doubt her enthusiasm for ordained ministry.“I feel called into it,” said Darnell, who serves as director of formation and mission at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina. “In these kinds of feet-to-the-fire times, that call has only intensified. I want to run even faster into the middle of all of it.”This year, however, preparations for Episcopal ordination services have run up against public health precautions intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, now blamed in the deaths of nearly 100,000 Americans. Dioceses wishing to ordain new priests and deacons have had to minimize attendance, maximize physical distances, and eliminate all but the one moment of human contact required by the Book of Common Prayer: “The Bishop lays hands upon the head of the ordinand.”Darnell was one of the first Episcopalians to be ordained under pandemic conditions – “the canary in the coal mine,” as she described herself in an interview last week with Episcopal News Service. Darnell and Upper South Carolina Bishop Andrew Waldo were joined March 19 by just eight other people in the church, with hundreds more watching online. It wasn’t what she expected, but she explained, “The intimacy of it was beautiful in a different way.”Since then, in-person Sunday worship has been suspended at St. Martin’s and most other Episcopal churches in the United States, but dioceses across the church have continued to find ways of welcoming priests and deacons like Darnell into ordained ministry.Diocese of Florida Bishop Samuel Johnson Howard ordained two new priests on April 2 in a small ceremony at St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville. North Carolina Bishop Samuel Rodman wore a face mask and latex gloves on April 4 when he ordained two new deacons at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh.“We were planning to do it big,” said the Rev. Anna Page, 25, who was ordained in the Raleigh service along with the Rev. Joseph Sroka. They cheerfully accepted the need to limit attendance to no more than 10. “This pandemic is a humble reminder that so much is out of our control,” Page said.North Carolina Bishop Samuel Rodman wears a mask and gloves to ordain the Rev. Joseph Sroka, left, and the Rev. Anna Page, right, as deacons on April 4 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh. Photo: St. Michael’s, via FacebookFewer than 10 people were present April 26 when the Rev. Steve Holt was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Maryland by Assisting Bishop Robert Ihloff, who engaged in multiple rounds of hand-washing during the service. Three more Maryland ordinations are planned for June.Los Angeles Bishop John Harvey Taylor has scheduled six ordinations on June 13 in an outdoor service at the bishop’s residence in Pasadena, California. As has become standard for such ordinations, it will be livestreamed for those who can’t attend in person.“Wherever that festival day finds us, we will all be in the temple together, blessing God,” Taylor said in a May 21 pastoral letter to the diocese.Two deacons were to be ordained in late March by Southwestern Virginia Bishop Mark Bourlakas, but the diocese postponed that service as stay-at-home orders became widespread in Virginia and across the country. With coronavirus cases and deaths nationwide now trending gradually downward and states in various stages of reopening, Bourlakas rescheduled the ordination service for May 26.“The church is still being church,” Bourlakas told ENS. The way the church ushers new leaders into ordained ministry just looks a little different now.“We’re all facing in the church a unique and challenging moment, and these ordinands will be marked in their ministry by this challenging moment,” Bourlakas said. “But the most important thing is the holy spirit will be present and they will be ordained.”Darnell, 29, was the last of her 2018 graduating class at Yale Divinity School to be ordained. Her fellow graduates couldn’t come celebrate with her as originally planned, but she remains positive.“It still counts,” she said. “As I’ve been saying to my friends, no takesy-backsies.”Darnell joined St. Martin’s a year ago, and her ordination had been on the calendar since early this year, before the congregation realized normal parish life was about to be upended.In mid-February, Darnell was among five parish leaders who attended the CEEP Network conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Rev. Mitch Smith, rector of St. Martin’s, attended a pre-conference workshop for rectors and deacons. After the conference, at least eight attendees tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, including participants in the pre-conference workshop.Although Smith, Darnell and the others from St. Martin’s remained healthy, the news of other clergy falling ill brought home the seriousness of the escalating national public health crisis, and it quickly shook up plans for Darnell’s ordination.“The week leading up to the ordination was really exhausting because everything just kept changing by the minute,” Darnell said. Her preferred preacher was in a high-risk category for contracting the coronavirus, so Smith agreed to step into that role instead. One of her mentors had to cancel travel plans, and her presenter couldn’t make it either. “The world was really turning upside down.”Upper South Carolina Bishop Andrew Waldo ordains the Rev. Caitlyn Darnell as a deacon on March 19. Other than the required moment of laying on of hands, participants in the service followed physical distancing guidelines to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Photo: Scotty Peek/St. Martin’sSmith also knew a large ordination service for Darnell was no longer possible. About 300 people typically attend Sunday services at St. Martin’s. “I’m confident for her ordination it would have been Easter Sunday attendance. It would have been 600 people and standing room only,” Smith told ENS. Now, they were focused on meeting the minimum ordination requirements while also preparing to livestream all of the congregation’s future worship services. The congregation hasn’t worshipped in the church since the Sunday before Darnell’s ordination.“My goal was to get the ordination done for Caitlyn, on Caitlyn’s behalf,” he said. “I knew that after the ordination, I’d probably shut everything down.”As plans changed, Darnell said the inability to host a big gathering for her ordination was never a reason to postpone.“There wasn’t ever a point when I thought it wasn’t going to happen,” she said, “because my view of ordination, and the view of the people who have been supporting me, is the party isn’t the purpose.”Despite smaller services, work of ordained ministry continuesPage, the North Carolina deacon, is training to become an Army chaplain. She accepted a curate role at St. Michael’s after graduating from Duke Divinity School in December 2019 and was sending out invitations to her ordination when the national surge in coronavirus cases raised doubts about the April 4 service.The city of Raleigh ordered a 10-person limit on gatherings, and “even the week before the ordination, we were still uncertain as to whether it would happen,” Page said.Sroka, too, saw that date as “kind of a placeholder” as he braced himself for a postponement that never came. To keep the ordination on schedule, his wife and sponsoring priest were his only guests. Though his three young sons couldn’t attend, he was at peace with the decision.“I just thought of the ordination kind of sacramentally, that ordination is kind of an outward and visible sign of an inward grace,” Sroka, 36, told ENS.Since graduating from Duke Divinity in 2014, Sroka has focused on serving people who are homeless, most recently through Community of the Franciscan Way, a diocesan farming mission in rural North Carolina. He sees ordinations during the pandemic as symbolic of the church’s work in the world, and a more modest service rightly emphasizes the ministry over the individual.“The church is still going on and meeting needs and being with people,” he said. “In this time of this pandemic, you can’t really separate the calling as a deacon from the broader mission of the church to the world.”On the Wednesday before the Saturday ordination, Rodman met with Page and Sroka by Zoom for a pre-ordination retreat, which helped put them at ease. A mentor also reassured Page that the communion of saints would be present, even if some of her loved ones couldn’t be.“I remember feeling just in awe, out of humility and respect and appreciation, that the ordination could even happen,” she said. “And even though there were only 10 of us there, I could still feel the support and the love from people who were praying for me.”The ordination and consecration of Episcopal bishops also will resume this weekend. Georgia Bishop-elect Frank Logue will be consecrated May 30 in a small service in Savannah, with Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase as chief consecrator. Later in the day, the Rev. Poulson Reed will be consecrated as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Oklahoma, a transitional role that puts him in line to take over when Oklahoma Bishop Ed Konieczny retires at the end of the year.Two more bishop consecrations are scheduled for June 6, in Minnesota and Missouri. A fifth will be held June 13 in Alabama. All five of the dioceses are tightly limiting the number of participants while allowing Episcopalians to watch via livestream.New priests and deacons ‘prepared for the work ahead’Benhase already has presided at two ordination services during the pandemic. He ordained the Rev. Ranie Neislar as a deacon April 26 in a service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Augusta, which was livestreamed on Facebook. Logue was among the livestream’s viewers who wished Neislar well from home.And Logue was one of about a dozen people who attended the May 9 ordination of the Rev. Nathan Wilson and the Rev. Kevin Veitinger at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Savannah. The pair joined what Veitinger calls this “weird little club” of priests ordained during the pandemic.“What I perceived going in as being disappointing turned out to be really and truly a special moment, more than I could have ever imagined,” Veitinger told ENS.Wilson’s initial disappointment didn’t last long either. “There’s still the work of ministry to be done, whether we get the grand celebration or not,” he told ENS. “The ordination isn’t about the celebration. … It’s about being prepared for the work ahead.”And though a formal reception was canceled, family, friends and members of their congregations lined up outside the church to shower them with applause after the service. “I just broke down and started crying,” Veitinger said.Wilson, 27, has served at St. Michael’s as an intern and then a deacon since graduating from Duke Divinity in 2018, so he was able to celebrate Holy Eucharist for the first time the day after his ordination, leading the livestream service from the church.Veitinger, 44, left Savannah with his family right after the ordination to take on the new role of rector at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor, New York. With a pre-pandemic Sunday attendance of about 60, the church is not yet set up for livestreaming, and Veitinger has not been able to celebrate his first Eucharist yet.“I have a very long view of this,” he said, “and I’m completely willing and able to be patient as this unfolds and look at it as a marathon instead of a sprint.”Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase, center, ordains the Rev. Nathan Wilson, front left, and the Rev. Kevin Veitinger, front right, into the priesthood on May 9 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Savannah. They are joined by Veitinger’s sponsor, the Rev. Michael Chaney, far left, and Wilson’s sponsor, the Rev. Kevin Kelly. Photo: Diocese of Georgia, via FacebookDarnell, the South Carolina deacon, was able at her ordination to perform the role of setting the table for Holy Eucharist – after cleaning her hands, of course. “There was bountiful hand sanitizer,” she said.For the months since her ordination, she has continued to lead formation efforts at St. Martin’s, which primarily have focused on helping parishioners turn to scripture for comfort. Much of her work is online. “There hasn’t been a point of my ordained ministry that hasn’t been virtual at this point,” she said.Darnell is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood in the fall, but that planning is still far off. She just hopes that it happens. “That’s all I can pray for,” she said.Society isn’t likely to be reopened enough for a big celebration by then, “and that’s perfectly fine,” she said. “I’ll have a lifetime of ministry to get to throw a party.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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first_imgMay Day 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of what became known as the “Cleveland May Day Riots.” The only “rioting,” however, was by police and vigilantes targeting “reds” (term includes all radicals). By the end of the day, 200 people were injured, two fatally.The year 1919 was one of fierce class battles. There were strikes across the U.S in steel, auto, coal, textile and other industries. Seattle saw a five-day general strike in February. The working class was inspired by the workers’ revolution in 1917 that was establishing the Soviet Union.May Day itself indicated the temperature of class struggle in the U.S. Marches were called in cities and towns from coast to coast. Many protests were organized in Ohio, not only in Cleveland — the fifth largest U.S. city with almost 800,000 residents — but in Akron, Toledo, Youngstown, Warren, New Philadelphia and even Sandusky, population 23,000.The ruling class was hell-bent on squashing every semblance of “Bolshevism” that could possibly threaten its political grip. Newspapers ran scare headlines: “Reds plan to overthrow U.S. on May Day” and “Reds plan murders on May Day.” Demonstrations were prohibited in many cities. Sandusky organizers were unable to rent a hall; police blocked a parade in Youngstown.The Cleveland May Day demonstration, drawing 30,000, was one of the largest in the country and the biggest protest in the city’s history. Marches from four different contingents, from both sides of town — the Cuyahoga River divides Cleveland east and west — were set to converge downtown on Public Square. However, a Victory Bond rally was also planned in Public Square on May Day, featuring Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson, who had denounced the recent general strike as Bolshevik-inspired.Victory Bonds were essentially war bonds sold during peacetime — World War I was over — to “defend” the U.S. against an imaginary Bolshevik threat. Bond rallies, which pulled in many returning soldiers, were used to mobilize popular sentiment against “reds.” The Cleveland Press and the Plain Dealer, the city’s two major newspapers, promoted the bond sales on a daily basis. Cleveland: a socialist strongholdSocialists had been unilaterally opposed to imperialist wars before the outbreak of WW I. But once war broke out in Europe, the socialist movement’s Second International split. The anti-imperialist socialists who opposed the war were at odds with the “social-imperialists,” as Lenin called them. The “social-imperialists” supported their own country’s ruling class in “defense of the fatherland.”This split carried over into the U.S. Socialist Party. When WW I ended, the SP remained split, with the revolutionary left wing in support of the Russian Revolution. The Socialist Party was strong in Ohio, particularly in Cleveland, with the anti-imperialist left wing predominant. Cleveland organizer Charles Ruthenberg and other Ohio SP leaders had been jailed for opposing the war. Eugene Debs, a frequent SP presidential candidate, visited Ruthenberg in jail in Canton where the SP was holding its convention. On June 18, 1918, Debs spoke to a large enthusiastic crowd across the street from the jail. His speech was fiercely anti-war and anti-capitalist, and supported the Bolshevik Revolution. For this speech, Debs was arrested June 30 and charged with violating the federal Espionage and Sedition Acts (1917-18). The acts criminalized anti-war speech and allowed for imprisonment of up to 20 years. A Cleveland jury convicted Debs and sentenced him to 10 years in September 1918.Debs continued to speak publicly while he appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Many of the May Day marchers were inspired by his March 19, 1919, speech in Cleveland. With the triumph of the Russian working class, Debs said, the worker was “beginning to think. That is Bolshevism! That is the revolution in Russia! That is the beginning of the end of capitalism and the end of the beginning of socialism.” ( April 12, after losing his appeal, Debs was taken to federal prison in Atlanta. “Free our comrade Gene Debs” was a common May Day sign. Other signs supported Tom Mooney, a Socialist Party leader in California who was wrongfully imprisoned for a bombing at a pro-war parade in San Francisco.Attack on May DayOn May Day, a series of violent attacks on marchers began about half a mile from Public Square, after a contingent left the SP’s downtown headquarters. Pro-socialist soldiers in uniform were in the lead, carrying red flags. They were met by a hostile group of soldiers and civilians. When a lieutenant demanded the red flag be lowered, the socialist soldier refused. When the lieutenant attempted to confiscate the flag, a big fight broke out. The marchers were beaten with clubs as mounted police moved in, and half of the march was prevented from reaching Public Square. On the square a German tank, confiscated by U.S. troops during the war and used for Victory Bond propaganda, was commandeered by Cleveland police and used to disperse the crowd. Fighting between the two sides — ​with police anything but neutral — ​continued in several parts of town throughout the day.The right-wing mob, having shut down the May Day demonstration, then destroyed the SP’s headquarters and tossed typewriters, furniture and other property out on the street. The red flags they seized throughout the day were burned in a huge bonfire on Public Square.During the fighting, police fatally shot 17-year-old Samuel Pearlman and 38-year-old Joseph Ivanyl. Ambulances were called to the scene for the most seriously injured; several dozen were sent to the hospital. Scores more suffered lesser injuries. Of the over 120 arrested, all were with the march, save for a few bystanders — ​but not a single “loyalist.” Most marchers were charged with a misdemeanor, “disturbance” and sentenced to 30 days. But SP leader Ruthenberg faced bogus charges — ​later dropped — ​of “assault with intent to kill.”Scapegoating the radicals, the city then prohibited all outdoor political activities by the SP, banning red flags and ribbons. Cleveland police announced plans to purchase up to six tanks “to disperse any mobs.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 4, 1919) The city prosecutor proposed limiting the sale of socialist literature to counter the party’s influence and deprive it of income.City governments elsewhere took similar repressive measures, including banning red flags. While Cleveland witnessed the most serious anti-socialist violence, these incidents were not isolated. Soldiers and sailors attacked the SP headquarters in New York City, where members were celebrating its opening. Police attacked parades in Boston, Detroit, Chicago and elsewhere.Eastern European immigrants —​ the vast majority of those arrested — ​were subjected to xenophobic threats and bias. At sentencing, they were told they would be deported upon release. The Plain Dealer harped on the fact that only a handful of arrestees were U.S.-born. The composition of those arrested showed that the march attracted a broad cross section of the city’s population. They came from Poland, Hungary, Germany, Greece, England, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Lithuania, Serbia and other places. Many were Jewish. Their addresses were spread out across the city and included neighboring suburbs.Ruthenberg wrote in “Revolutionary Age,” “The Socialist organization remains intact in spite of the destruction of party headquarters. … The workers have had their lesson. They have learned how ‘democracy’ meets a peaceable protest. They know from the thousands who marched that their power is greater than ever.” ‘Red scares’ and continued resistanceThe Cleveland SP chapter grew following May Day. The Plain Dealer admitted that Victory Bonds sales weren’t meeting their goal. All was not well for the capitalists.The Palmer Raids, begun in 1919 by U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer and carried out by future FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, inflicted terror on thousands of socialists, communists and anarchists. Repression continued with the frame-up and eventual execution of Italian immigrant anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on Aug. 23, 1927.Despite the political climate induced by the “First Red Scare,” in 1920 Eugene Debs ran for president from his prison cell and drew almost a million votes. Ohio was dubbed the “red state” after casting almost 90,000 votes for Debs and Ruthenberg, the SP’s gubernatorial candidate.A year later the new U.S. president, Warren Harding, commuted the sentences of Debs and other political prisoners to “time served.” Debs died five years after his release, at the age of 70. Ruthenberg was part of the grouping that eventually left the SP to form the Communist Party of America; he became its first executive secretary. In 1927, when he was only 44, he died suddenly of appendicitis. Ruthenberg is buried in the Kremlin along with only two other U.S. citizens: author John Reed and labor leader “Big Bill” Haywood.In 2019, Cleveland May Day will commemorate the people and events of 100 years ago. As the Committee for 100 Years explains, “The issues being protested 100 years ago are still deeply relevant today: for justice in immigration, in opposition to war and police brutality, and against capitalism.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Related documents Letter Navi Pillay 2012.01.10PDF – 236.53 KB RSF_en Organisation A national Internet to better control the country? According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Iran is preparing to introduce a global system for filtering all means of communication. In other words, it is preparing to launch a national Internet that is cut off from the international Internet. This is not a new project and Iranian officials have referred to it in the past. The government has had its technicians work on a “clean Internet” project since 2002 but the Ahmadinejad administration has stepped up the process.Reporters Without Borders questions the appropriateness and feasibility of such a project, not only because of the development and implementation costs but also because Iran needs to stay connected to the Internet for the purposes of commercial and financial transactions.“Is the regime moving towards a two-speed Internet, with access to the World Wide Web for the government, religious leaders, Revolutionary Guards and big companies on the one hand, and with the immense majority of the population limited to a censored Intranet on the other?” Reporters Without Borders ask. “In this case, the government would be guilty of grave discrimination against its own people.”Elections and Internet crimesAbdosamad Khoramabadi, the prosecutor-general’s legal adviser, unveiled “a list of 25 election-related Internet crimes” at a news conference on 28 December, the day for registration of candidates for the March 2012 parliamentary elections. This list was compiled by a working group that was formed to “determine the content that constitutes Internet crimes” under the Internet crimes law.The working group’s 13 members come from many branches of the government and judicial apparatus. They include representatives of the Ministries of Education, Communications and Information Technologies, Culture and Islamic Guidance, Intelligence, Justice, and Science, Research and Technology. They also include a representative of the Organization for Islamic Propagation, the head of IRIB (the state radio and TV service), the chief of police, an expert in communications and information technology designated by the parliamentary commission on mines, and a parliamentarian chosen by the legal commission. The prosecutor-general heads the working group. The content regarded as a crime includes calls for an election boycott and the publication of logos or content from opposition and counterrevolutionary websites.The Iranian Internet police ( published a new, 20-point set of regulations for Internet cafés on 3 January. Clients are required to show identification while managers must install surveillance cameras and must keep the camera recordings, along with all the details of their clients and the websites they visit, for six months. Use of software to circumvent content filtering, use of Virtual Private Networks and use of USB flash drives are all banned.After raiding 43 Internet cafés in Birjand (in the southern province of Khorasan) on 1 January, the police closed six of them for failing to respect security measures and the rules on the use of censorship circumvention software.Access to former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s website was blocked on 30 December, a decision confirmed on 3 January by prosecutor-general Gholam Hossein Ejehi, who said it was due to the presence of “forbidden content” on the site. In his Friday prayer sermon on 17 July 2009, a month after a crackdown on a wave of opposition demonstrations, Rafsanjani called for the release of the leading figures who had been arrested and for media freedom and freedom of opinion for regime supporters in order to restore calm. This sermon had remained on his website ever since.Iran is listed as an “Internet Enemy” in the list established by Reporters Without Borders. News IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more Two bloggers sentenced to deathTwo jailed netizens, Saeed Malekpour and Vahid Asghari, were sentenced to death in January 2011 on charges of anti-government agitation and insulting Islam. The sentence has just been confirmed. The supreme court must now issue a ruling. According to Malekpour’s family, the sentence was confirmed in October by Judge Mohammad Moghisieh of the 28th chamber of the Tehran revolutionary court.Asghari, a 25-year-old information technology student, has reportedly been tortured while in detention. His trial took place at the end of 2010 but his family was only recently informed of his death sentence by Abolghasem Salevati, the president of the 15th chamber of the revolutionary court.New wave of arrests of journalistsThe Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has waged an unrelenting war on journalists and netizens since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed reelection in June 2009. More than 100 bloggers have been arrested and given sentences ranging from one to 20 years in prison in a paranoid response to the “soft war” waged by “Iran’s enemies.”The Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) is now partially owned by the Revolutionary Guards and, in practice, is under their control. The Organized Crime Surveillance Centre, which was created by the Revolutionary Guards, and their official website Gerdab have actively participated in tracking, identifying and arresting netizens. On 20 May 2010, Ebrahim Jabari, one of the Revolutionary Guard commanders, officially confirmed the creation of a cyber-army, which has been responsible for the targeting of “destructive” networks and the arrests of hundreds of netizens. Twenty-one netizens and 29 journalists are currently detained.Three of them, Fatemeh Khardmand, Ehssan Hoshmand and Saeed Madani, were arrested by plainclothes men at their Tehran homes on 7 January. Confirming their arrest the next day, intelligence minister Heydar Moslehi said they had “envisaged carrying out American plans to disrupt the parliamentary elections by using cyber-space and social networks.” This is a clearly trumped-up charge by a regime which, without any evidence, systematically accuses dissidents of being spies working for the United States or Israel.Madani, a sociologist as well as a journalist who has written dozens of articles in the independent media, was previously arrested and sentenced to six years in prison. Hoshmand, who is also a sociologist, has specialized in the history of the Kurdish people.Khardmand is a journalist with the monthly Gozaresh Sanat Chap. According to her husband, Masoud Lavassani, a journalist and blogger who was released in July after two years in detention, her arrest was carried out by four intelligence ministry officials with a warrant who said she was accused of “being in contact with the families of political prisoners.” Her state of health is a source of concern and their four-year-old son, who was already disturbed by his father’s long imprisonment, is in state of shock.Mehdi Khazali, who edits the Baran blog and has been arrested several times in the past, was arrested again on 9 January. According to his wife, he was injured in the course of his arrest, which was carried out in a very violent manner. Khazali is the son of Ayatollah Abolghasem Khazali, an influential member of the Council of Guardians of the Iranian Constitution for the past three decades. Despite his frequent run-ins with the authorities, Mehdi Khazali is very scathing about the government’s policies and human rights violations in his blog, which has been the victim of a cyber-attack and is no longer accessible.Harassment of relativesThe authorities use devious methods and do not hesitate to harass relatives or separate families.Fatemeh Alvandi, the mother of the imprisoned journalist Mehdi Mahmudian, was arrested on the orders of the Tehran prosecutor on 2 January and was interrogated for several hours before being released. Her son has been placed in solitary confinement and, according to the information available to us, has been mistreated. He was hospitalized twice in 2011 because he was seriously ill and was transferred to Rajaishahr prison. The prison authorities have systematically refused all parole requests.Parvin Mokhtare, the mother of the jailed blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi, has been sentenced to 23 months in prison by a revolutionary court in the city of Kerman, where she was arrested on 2 August by four men in plainclothes who forced their way into her home and took her to the city’s main prison. After her son’s arrest, on 1 August, the judicial authorities let several months go by without saying where he was being held. He is currently in Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison, which is the isolation section.Cooperation from western companiesThe Iranian government’s repression relies on the help it gets from foreign companies, especially western ones. Reporters Without Borders is astonished by the government’s ability to use the dummy companies it has created to circumvent US and European sanctions against Iran. The rules governing the export of equipment used for censorship and surveillance need to be revised. The procedures for tracking relevant equipment and software must be reinforced to prevent “banned” products from reaching dictators via third countries or obscure companies.According to the Bloomberg news agency, the Israeli computing security company Allot has for years been selling surveillance software and software that locates mobile phone and Internet users to the Danish company RanTek, which then resold it to Iran. The Irish company AdaptiveMobile Security has just announced that it is suspending sales of its SMS filtering and blocking systems to the Iranian regime.Reporters Without Borders supports the Global Online Freedom Act (GOFA), a bill currently before the US congress that would ban the export of Internet filtering and surveillance equipment to countries that flout online freedom of expression. In November, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in favour of reinforcing the rules governing the export of this kind of equipment and European legislation similar to the GOFA is also pending. Financial sanctions most be imposed on companies that ride roughshod over human rights concerns. Attempts could be made to prosecute companies that provide technology used for repressive purposes before the International Criminal Court on complicity charges.Read our press release about surveillance market January 17, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death sentence for netizen confirmed, new arrests Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran News News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that the supreme court has confirmed website designer Saeed Malekpour’s death sentence. His family said the court took the decision under pressure from the Revolutionary Guards. A Canadian resident who was arrested on 4 October 2008 while visiting his family, Malekpour, 35, was sentenced to death in January 2011 on chargesof anti-government agitation and insulting Islam.Arrests of netizens are meanwhile continuing. Simien Nematollahi, a contributer to the pro-Sufi website Majzooban (, was arrested at her Tehran home by intelligence ministry officials on 11 January on a charge of anti-government propaganda. Several members of the website’s staff were arrested on 7 and 8 September and were freed on bail on 4 October pending trial.Mohammad Solimaninya, the head of u24, a social networking website for Iranian professionals, was arrested on 20 January after being summoned before a revolutionary tribunal in Karaj, a town 20 km north of Tehran, on 10 January. Plainclothes intelligence ministry officials searched his home the same day, confiscating his computer, hard disks and CDs.His family still does not know why he was arrested or where he is being held. As well as running u24, Solimaninya has created and hosts the websites of many civil society organizations, NGOs and Iranian intellectuals.Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, a blogger who has been held since 12 September 2010. He was tried by a revolutionary court in Karaj on 21 December 2011 on a charge of insulting the Prophet in articles posted on his blog and in letters sent to government officials while he was in prison.His daughter said the trial lasted a quarter of an hour and took place without his lawyer being present. The charge of insulting the Prophet is very vaguely defined but it carries a possible death sentence and is often used by the authorities to silence critics who try to defy the government.Reporters Without Borders wrote to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on 10 January voicing concern about the situation in Iran and requesting her urgent intercession.———Escalating repression in Iran: death sentences and national Internet 11 January 2012The Iranian government’s constant repressive policies towards journalists and netizens are being steadily ratcheted up as part of a generalized increase in persecution of dissidents and a reinforcement of online censorship.Reporters Without Borders sent a letter yesterday to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to share its deep concern and ask for her intervention. The report below was also attached to this letter. to go further June 11, 2021 Find out more Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more News IranMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

first_img FranceEurope – Central Asia News News to go further RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 2, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Organisation center_img News RSF has expressed concern over the Cayenne prefecture’s refusalto grant journalist Frédéric Farine permission to cover French OverseasDepartments Minister Brigitte Girardin’s visit to French Guiana. Cayenne isthe capital of French Guiana.On 16 September 2004, Farine, a correspondent for Radio FranceInternational’s (RFI) online news service, was refused permission toaccompany the Overseas Departments Minister on an 18 September mission -dubbed “Operation Anaconda” – to wipe-out illegal gold-washing sites in thesouth. When the journalist requested permission to board the army helicopterthat had been assigned for the press, he was reportedly told by theprefecture’s administrative director, Daniel Josserand-Jaillet, “You areconstantly writing negative things about the prefectural services. I am notgoing to put you on the press list for Ms. Girardin’s visit.”When contacted by Le Monde correspondent Laurent Marot on the afternoon of16 September, Josserand-Jaillet confirmed that Farine had been excluded forhis “presumptuous behaviour” and for his “negative articles” about variousprefectural departments. Josserand-Jaillet reportedly told Marot that “alldepartments have been instructed not to communicate with (Farine).” Anotherjournalist, who was with Marot at the time of the conversation, confirmedthe director’s statement.When reached by RSF on September 22, however, Josserand-Jaillet deniedhaving made the comments, saying that Farine was not allowed on thehelicopter because there were no seats available when he called two daysearlier. Other journalists who were on the helicopter have confirmed that aseat was, in fact, available on the aircraft, and that Farine, who waspresent during take-off, was nevertheless not allowed to board.In the July 2004 edition of Menmomag magazine, Farine published aninvestigative report on the Cayenne prefecture’s alleged fraudulent grantingof visas. The journalist is also known for his reporting on gold-washingindustry violence. In July 2001, he co-authored a report with Le Monde’sMarot denouncing the reign of terror of “quasi-militias” at the service ofgold-washing lords and the authorities’ complacent attitude toward them.On 14 May 2003, Farine was violently attacked by gold-washing lord Jean Benawhile he was covering the murder trial of a former Bena employee for the RFOGuyane radio station. On 16 December, a Cayenne court found Bena guilty ofassault in the incident and sentenced him to a four-month suspended prisonsentence and a fine of 3,000 euros (approx. US$ 3,680). The court justifiedthe harsh sentence by the serious nature of the incident, its context andthe high profile of the accused. Bena has appealed the verdict. The case isscheduled to be heard on 11 October 2004. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information September 24, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prefecture denies journalist access to minister Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News FranceEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Francelast_img read more

first_imgABC News(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The suspect in a mass shooting that left two people dead and 12 with bullet wounds at a Madden 19 e-games tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday, carried two handguns and extra ammunition into the contest venue and specifically targeted his competition, authorities said Monday.The two people killed in the shooting allegedly committed by David Katz, 24, inside a back room bar at a Chicago Pizza restaurant in the Jacksonville Landing mall were considered the top two Madden gamers in the world, a competitor wounded in the rampage told ABC News.“The suspect clearly targeted other gamers that were in a back room at the Chicago Pizza participating in this gaming tournament,” Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said of Katz at a news conference Monday afternoon. “The suspect walked passed patrons who were in other parts of the business and focused his attention on the gamers.”Williams said Katz was armed with two handguns, a .45-caliber and a 9mm, one with a laser scope, but investigators believe he only used one of the weapons in the attack.“Video surveillance from inside the restaurant clearly shows that this is a single shooter incident and that the suspect took his own life after shooting the victims,” Williams said.He said Katz purchased both guns legally in Baltimore within the past month.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgOn the final day of week eleven of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Vertige De Galarzacs, owned by Morning Star Sporthorses, LLC, rose to the occasion, putting forth an impressive double-clear effort to capture the $50,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Grand Prix on Sunday, March 21, in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).The twelfth week of WEF, sponsored by Wellington Agricultural Services, begins on Wednesday, March 31, with CSI5* competition along with a concurrent CSI2* running through Sunday, April 4, the final day of the 2021 WEF. The week opens with the $1,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m CSI4* and the $10,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI4* Qualifier on Wednesday. Thursday features the $50,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 12.A busy Friday is highlighted by the $37,000 1.45m CSI2* Qualifier and the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic Series Final. An exciting weekend of show jumping begins with the $214,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix CSI4* on Saturday and concludes with the $50,000 1.45m Grand Prix CSI2* on Sunday. All feature classes can be watched for free both live and on-demand on the livestream.A total of 43 horse-and-rider combinations contested the opening round over a course set by Olaf Petersen Jr. (GER), with just six pairs qualifying for the jump-off. The first to return was Canada’s Nicole Walker aboard Excellent B, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Berlin x Heartbreaker, executing the shortened track with ease to set the pace for the remainder of the field. Walker and the NW Stables LP entry finished fault-free in a time of 37.81 seconds, which would hold up for second place.Next to challenge, David Oberkircher (USA) and Upper, owned by Southfields Farm, LLC, gave it their best effort but stopped the clock just off the mark as he and the 13-year-old Selle Français gelding by Diamant de Semilly x Nadir de San Patrignano crossed the finish line in 38.59 seconds for third place.The next three riders would lower the fences in height, leaving the door open for one final rider to best the field, which he did. Kenny, the current overall leader of the CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic Series, proved once again why he’s at the top, picking up the win aboard the 12-year-old Selle Français gelding by Quaprice Bois Margot x Si Tu Viens, crossing the timers in 36.01 seconds.“I didn’t jump him in any classes this week,” said Kenny of the winning gelding “Vince.” “I just went straight into the Grand Prix so he was a little bit more fresh. He jumped excellent and felt fantastic. He’s just a really, really nice horse.“He was jumping really well so I didn’t have to worry about that so much,” continued Kenny. “He felt really good, I just wasn’t sure if the inside turn after the third last jump was going to be faster or not. It turned out to be faster so that was good.”For Walker, the second-place finish marked a proud moment during a comeback of sorts after sustaining a knee injury over the summer that kept her out of the saddle. In August, the 27-year-old rider fractured her fibular head, tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and suffered minor tears in her other ligaments. Her injury, coupled with COVID-19 restrictions in Canada, left her with a lot of work to do to get back to this level.“I came into this circuit having not jumped too much so it took a bit of time to get both myself and the horses fit again,” said Walker. “He [Excellent B] has really only jumped three classes down here and was champion in the High Amateur Owners one week. We just aimed for this class. He’s been my partner for about four years now, and he’s just the easiest, coolest dude around. He’s so simple, and it has been a while since I’ve jumped the big classes. I just had so much fun with him today.”Navigating the tough task of being first to go in the jump-off, Walker leaned on the expertise of her trainer, an Olympic veteran and regular winner at the 2021 WEF, to make a solid plan.“With the help of Cian O’Connor, he said I should aim for the six [strides] after the combination so we took a risk there,” said Walker. “He’s got a massive stride so that worked out well. Where I lost it was not doing the inside turn to the last line, so I could’ve been quicker there, but I’m very happy with my second-place result.”Oberkircher, who rides as an amateur while balancing a full-time job, was back at work for the past two weeks, only arriving in Wellington on Friday night for the weekend’s competition. The pair rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.“I’ve had my horse for about four years now, so I know him really well,” he said. “He’s very straightforward and easy. He’s such a good sport, tries so hard, and I’m so lucky to have him. I knew there were some fast riders after me, and he’s a bit of a slower mover, so I just wanted to have nice clear round and go as quickly as possible. We ended up with a great result in third so I’m really happy.”Final Results: $50,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m National Grand Prix1. VERTIGE DE GALARZACS: 2009 Selle Français gelding by Quaprice Bois Margot x Si Tu ViensDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Morning Star Sporthorses, LLC: 0/0/36.012. EXCELLENT B: 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Berlin x HeartbreakerNICOLE WALKER (CAN), NW Stables LP: 0/0/37.813. UPPER: 2008 Selle Francais gelding by Diamant de Semilly x Nadir de San PatrignanoDAVID OBERKIRCHER (USA), Southfields Farm LLC: 0/0/38.594. MADORADO DW: 2012 Belgian Warmblood mare by Breemeersen AdoradoELLEN WHITAKER (GBR), Gerard O’Neil: 0/4/37.885. URIS DE LA ROQUE: 2008 Selle Français gelding by Capital x Quick StarMARIO DELAURIERS (CAN), Aram Ampagoumian LLC & Mario Deslauriers: 0/4/38.076. ELDORADO V: 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Z x EpilotCAMILA MAZZA DE BENEDICTO (BRA), Yuri Mansur: 0/4/52.287. HARVESTER: 2012 KWPN gelding by Dakar VDL x Labor’s VDL IndoradoERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 1/80.448. BETTINA DES CELTES: 2011 Selle Français mare by New Boy De Logerie x CumanoERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 1/80.459. DIARADO’S FLYING DUTCHMAN: 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Diarado x ElfenlandLAURA CHAPOT (USA), Laura and Mary Chapot: 4/77.5210. IRCOS IV: 2008 BWP gelding by Nabab De Reve x Echo De ThurinKARK COOK (USA), Helen Signe Ostby: 4/77.56 Tags: Darragh Kenny, Nicole Walker, WEF, show jumping, Excellent B, $50000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Grand Prix, Vertige De Galarzacs, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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first_imgJuly 22, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 279 Vehicle Stops: 42  Accidents: 8   Property Checks: 24    Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 12 fire and 13 EMS callsBurglary, 1700 block Central Ave., at 5:37amTheft, 1400 block Asbury Ave., at 7:49amVehicle accident, 14th St. & Bay Ave., at 9:28amVehicle accident, 9th St., at 11:16amBurglary, 800 block Delancey Pl., at 1:15pmVehicle accident, 35th St. & Simpson Ave., at 1:21pmTheft, 1700 block Haven Ave., at 1:38pmTheft, 800 block Brighton Pl., at 2:03pmVehicle accident, 10th St. & Asbury Ave., at 2:50pmVehicle accident, 6th St. & Bay Ave., at 3:21pmDomestic violence, 600 block West Ave., at 5:58pmVehicle accident, Revere Pl., at 8:01pmVehicle accident, 2nd St. & bay Ave., at 9:38pmVehicle accident, Arkansas & Bay Ave., at 10:05pmTheft, St. Albans Pl., at 10:46pm July 17, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 182 Vehicle Stops: 19 Accidents: 3   Property Checks: 43      Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 12 Fire and 12 EMS callsAssault, 900 block Boardwalk, at 12:23amTheft, unit block Wesley Ave., at 8:30amVehicle accident, 1100 block Asbury Ave., at 2:49pmVehicle accident, 6th St. & Asbury Ave., at 2:58pmVehicle accident, 12th St. & Asbury Ave., at 4:50pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 10:38pmDWI, 7th St. & Atlantic Ave., one in custody, at 11:12pm Calls for Service: 1454           Daily Average: 207July 16, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 217 Vehicle   Stops: 26  Accidents: 7    Property Checks: 30      Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and 17 EMS callsWarrant, Route 52, one in custody, at 12:00amTheft, 100 block Wesley Ave., at 9:54amVehicle accident, 34th St., at 10:20amVehicle accident, 600 block 6th St., at 10:26amVehicle accident, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 11:50amTheft, Bayview Pl., at 2:29pmTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 2:49pmVehicle accident, 1100 block Ocean Ave., at 3:16pmTheft, 2800 block Central Ave., at 4:19pmVehicle accident, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 5:20pmVehicle accident, 20th St. & Central Ave., at 5:44pmVehicle accident, 9th St. & Wesley Ave., at 6:33pmTheft, 700 block West Ave., at 8:09pmDomestic violence, 1100 block Ocean Ave., at 11:30pm July 19, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 176Vehicle Stops: 18  Accidents: 4   Property Checks: 33      Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 9 EMS callsDomestic violence, 1400 block Central Ave., at 6:37amTheft, 300 block Atlantic Ave., at 10:49amTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 11:02amTheft, 4200 block Beach, at 11:26amVehicle accident, 48th St. & Central Ave., at 12:32pmTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 1:42pmVehicle accident, 48th St. & Central Ave., at 4:06pmVehicle accident, 34th St., at 4:23pmVehicle accident, 10th St. & West Ave., at 4:27pmTheft, 700 block Pennlyn Pl., at 6:01pmCDS, 3rd St., at 7:14pm July 18, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 202 Vehicle Stops: 55  Accidents: 2    Property Checks: 27     Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 10 EMS callsFight, 3000 block Simpson Ave., at 3:17amVehicle accident, 32nd St. & Bay Ave., at 2:10pmVehicle accident, 800 block Central Ave., at 6:55pm Ocean City Public Safety Building July 21, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 202 Vehicle Stops: 25  Accidents: 5    Property Checks: 34    Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 14 fire and 12 EMS callsVehicle accident, 800 block Atlantic Ave., at 8:41amTheft, 300 block Wesley Ave., at 10:28amVehicle accident, Grenada La., at 12:15pmVehicle accident, 10th St., at 12:43pmVehicle accident, 900 block West Ave., at 3:51pmTheft, 600 block Boardwalk, at 4:57pmVehicle accident, 9th St. & Ocean Ave., at 5:42pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 6:23pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 8:00pmDomestic violence, 5100 block Asbury Ave., at 11:31pm July 20, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 196Vehicle Stops: 35  Accidents: 7    Property Checks: 23       Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 8 EMS callsFraud, 3300 block Simpson Ave., at 10:28amVehicle accident, 800 block Central Ave., at 1:05pmVehicle accident, 13th St. & Central Ave., at 1:34pmVehicle accident, 300 block Bay Ave., at 3:20pmAssault, 400 block Central Ave., at 4:29pmTheft, 300 block E. Atlantic Blvd., at 5:20pmVehicle accident, 1400 block Ocean Ave., at 5:48pmVehicle accident, 13th St. & Central Ave., at 8:00pmVehicle accident, 100 block Boardwalk, at 8:41pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 10:07pmVehicle accident, 12th St. & Ocean Ave., at 11:07pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all Vehicle laws similar to that of a Vehicle       . They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires Vehicle s to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.By City Ordinance alcohol is not allowed on the beach and boardwalk or other public locations. 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first_imgA 38-inch striped bass took top honors in the Ocean City Fishing Club’s 50th Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament on Saturday.The catch brought the lucky fisherman, Steve Kingsdorf, a member of Delaware Valley Surf Anglers, trophies for biggest fish caught and most points earned in the event. Kingsdorf, who used clam for bait to catch the prize fish midway through an incoming tide, released the striper after judges took measurements.The fish also measured 20.5 inches in girth. Kingsdorf’s catch propelled the DVSA club into first place for the tournament with 38 points.Mike Collins and Bob Dever, tournament co-chairmen, thought the good weather this past weekend helped ensure a good turnout. About 200 anglers from throughout the tri-state area participated in the event, which was rescheduled from its original Oct. 27 date due to a nor’easter that struck the Jersey coast. “Plenty of sunshine and reasonable (50-degree) temperatures, too, for mid-November. A fishing day like this is a gift,” said Dever, the head judge.Twenty-eight fishing teams of up to six anglers each, plus a number of individuals, drove with their gear onto beach, stretching along the ocean’s edge from about 22nd Street to 36th Street. The Ocean City Police Department provided complimentary one-day beach driving passes to give access to 40 designated fishing areas. Ocean City Intermediate School gave access to the building, which served as headquarters for the OCFC event.“The city and school officials were instrumental in helping us reschedule our tournament,” Collins said. “Without their cooperation, we’d have a hard time holding this event, let alone rescheduling it. We’re thankful for everyone involved.”Steve Kingsdorf, a Delaware Valley Surf Anglers member, prepares to release his 38-inch striped bass that earned him and his club top honors.Other than Kingsdorf’s striped bass, Sam Catalano, an RH Custom Rods Team B member, landed the only other officially measurable fish, an 11-inch ling. RH Custom Rods Team B members took home second place club honors with 14 points, while its Team A anglers placed third with 13 points.Lynda Greaves, also a member of RH Custom Rods, Team A, beached two sharks to take home a trophy for most fish points for women. Owen Ostrander landed a shark to take home trophies in the Youth Self-casting, and Individual Most Fish Points, both in the Youth Under 13 categories. Valarie Vishoric, of the Jersey Devils Fishing Club, also caught a shark to win a trophy for Most Fish Points in the Youth Over 13 category.Although Justin Lowery, 11, who came from Woodstown to fish in the tournament with his father, didn’t catch anything, he’s ready to participate in other OCFC tournaments. He won a boys’ bike in the club’s Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament with a 15.5-inch flounder this past August.“The most I caught today was seaweed, and I got the bottom of my pants wet,” Justin said, after fishing in the surf with his father, Jason.  “Maybe next year, I can catch a bigger fish.”Founded in 1913, the Ocean City Fishing Club is the oldest, continuously operating fishing club in the United States.Dylan O’Connell, 11, of Merchantville, shows off a dogfish that helped him win a trophy.last_img read more