News June 7, 2021 Find out more MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeJudicial harassment Montenegro : RSF and other leading press freedom organisations condemn the continued judicial persecution of Jovo Martinović Organisation MontenegroEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeJudicial harassment to go further News News RSF_en Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Help by sharing this information January 18, 2017 RSF urges Montenegrin court to drop charges against reporter Follow the news on Montenegro Jovo Martinovic / DR March 30, 2021 Find out more Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Montenegrin authorities to abandon the proceedings against Jovo Martinovic, an investigative reporter whose trial on a charge of supporting a drug trafficking ring will continue tomorrow in the capital, Podgorica.A specialist in covering organized crime for such leading international media as The Economist, Financial Times and the CAPA press agency, Martinovic is facing a possible 10-year jail sentence. Held for 15 months, he was finally freed provisionally the day after the third hearing in trial, held on 4 January. Martinovic was arrested on 22 October 2015 along with 17 suspected members of a drug trafficking network known as the “Pink Panthers.” He has insisted on his innocence ever since his arrest, claiming that his only links with organized crime were those of a reporter.“The main defendant in this drug trafficking trial, a former Pink Panthers member, pleaded guilty on the first day and told the judge that Jovo Martinovic was innocent,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union-Balkans desk. “We urge the court to now drop all charges against this journalist and to end the proceeding against him.”Montenegro is ranked 106th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts November 11, 2020 Find out more
“ICU to be expanded, hopefully, in coming days,” Dr. Steven Oscherwitz, an infectious disease expert at the hospital, said in a tweet on Monday night. “Not sure where people needing ICU care will be able to go, since most AZ (Arizona) hospitals are pretty full now.”Health officials in many states attribute the spike to businesses reopening and Memorial Day weekend gatherings in late May. Many states are also bracing for a possible increase in cases stemming from tens of thousands of people protesting to end racial injustice and police brutality for the past three weeks.Church outbreakIn Oregon, health officials are trying to contain an outbreak of over 200 new cases in Union County linked to the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church. New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six US states on Tuesday, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states moved forward with reopening their economies.Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday after recording all-time highs last week. Nevada also reported its highest single-day tally of new cases on Tuesday, up from a previous high on May 23. Hospitalizations are also rising or at record highs.At Arizona’s Tucson Medical Center on Monday, just a single intensive care unit (ICU) bed designated for COVID-19 patients was available, with the other 19 beds filled, a hospital representative said. The Oregonian newspaper reported that a video on the church’s Facebook page on May 24 showed hundreds of people standing close together singing. Large gatherings were not permitting under the state’s reopening plan at that time. The video has since been deleted, it said.Reuters was not able to reach the church for comment.In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott said the record number of new cases is due to more testing. Hospitalizations – a metric not linked to increased testing – also hit a record high. But the state has nearly 15,000 hospital beds available, Abbott said.For the week ended June 14, testing increased over 30% but the positive rate held steady at 7%, a Reuters analysis showed.Texas tested 674 out of every 100,000 residents last week, while about half of the 50 states tested at least 1,000 out of every 100,000 residents. New York led the nation, testing 2,245 out of every 100,000 residents, according to the analysis.The top Texas health official, John Hellerstedt, said the increase was manageable but the situation could change.”The possibility that things could flare up again and produce a resurgence of COVID-19,” which would stress the state’s healthcare system “is still very real,” Hellerstedt said.’We are winning’Across the United States, 17 states saw new cases rise last week, according to a Reuters analysis.In Oklahoma, where President Donald Trump plans to hold an indoor campaign rally on Saturday, new cases rose 68%.Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said officials were considering other, possibly outdoor, venues for the Tulsa event. The virus spreads far more efficiently in enclosed spaces.On Tuesday, Oklahoma health officials urged anyone attending the rally to get tested for the coronavirus before arriving and then to self-isolate following the event and get tested again. The health commissioner urged those over 65 or at higher risk of coronavirus-related complications to stay home.Pence pushed back against talk of a second wave of infections, citing increased testing.”In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown,” Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. “We are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.”More than 2.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States and over 116,000 have died from COVID-19, by far the most in the world. Topics :
ON-TRACK CROWD OF 14,285 ON HAND AT GREAT RACE PLACE – ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2016)–French-bred Flamboyant is suddenly the “now” horse in California’s marathon turf division as he rallied from off the pace to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes by three quarters of a length while negotiating 1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.58. Ridden by Brice Blanc and trained by Paddy Gallagher, he was again impressive as he followed up on his neck victory in Santa Anita’s Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf San Gabriel Stakes on Jan. 2.“I don’t know if the French connection helps, but I’ll run with it,” said Blanc, himself a native Frenchman. “He’s doing really well in the mornings…I don’t know about better, but (he’s doing) as well as he was doing before the San Gabriel.“I wasn’t worried about the mile and a quarter, the distance is fine for him. I was just hoping for a good trip and that’s pretty much what happened. I had a great trip. He gave me his best like he always has since I’ve been with him (dating back to a third place finish, beaten a nose here on Oct. 22).”The narrow second choice in the wagering at 5-2, Flamboyant paid $7.60, $3.60 and $2.80.A 5-year-old gelding, Flamboyant is owned by CHRB Chairman Chuck Winner and David Bienstock. In getting his fifth win from 19 starts, Flamboyant picked up $120,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $518,368.“The first quarter mile was quick enough for him,” said Gallagher in reference to Flamboyant’s come-from-behind style. “Down the backside, Brice got him into an even better spot and by the three eighths pole, he was in a perfect spot and he was good enough to get there.”Grey in color, Uruguayan-bred Gaga A cut an impressive figure as he skimmed the rail turning for home as he wrested the lead from pacesetter Hay Dude, but couldn’t hold off the late charge of the winner inside the sixteenth pole. Off at 16-1 with Mario Gutierrez, Gaga A finished three quarters of a length in front of Quick Casablanca and paid $12.60 and $7.80.Ridden by Tyler Baze for Ron McAnally, Quick Casablanca finished well to be third, one length in front of Class Leader. Off at 45-1, Quick Casablanca paid $12.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.72, 47.50, 1:12.23 and 1:37.22.