first_img Organisation Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News to go further News Receive email alerts February 4, 2021 Find out more December 2, 2020 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Slovak premier visits RSF, encouraged to turn his country into “press freedom model for Europe” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns well-known Slovak investigative reporter Ján Kuciak’s murder during the weekend and calls on the authorities to ensure that those responsible are punished. He is the second journalist to be murdered in a European Union country in the past five months. RSF_en center_img Follow the news on Slovakia SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeViolence News SlovakiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeViolence Slovakia is ranked 17th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, five places lower than in 2016. Help by sharing this information February 26, 2018 – Updated on November 7, 2019 RSF appalled by investigative reporter’s murder in Slovakia News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive The bodies of Kuciak and his partner were found last night at Veľká Mača, 50 km east of the Slovak capital, Bratislava. Both had reportedly been shot several times. The interior ministry confirmed their deaths this morning to the newspaper Dennik N.Aged 27, Kuciak specialized in covering large-scale tax fraud for the Aktuality.sk news website. His last article was about the activities of Marián Kočner, a Slovak businessman with controversial links to several politicians. “An investigative reporter has yet again been murdered in a European Union country,” said Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “We call for an investigation in order to establish the exact circumstances of Ján Kuciak’s death and we demand that the authorities shed all possible light on this case, especially as he and those close to him had been threatened in recent months.” This is the fifth case of a journalist or journalists being murdered in an EU country in the past ten years. Investigative reporter and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in Malta on 16 October 2017. Seven Charlie Hebdo journalists were massacred in Paris on 7 January 2015. Greek radio station manager Sokratis Giolias was gunned down with an automatic weapon outside his home in 2010. And Croat newspaper editor Ivo Pukanic was killed outside his newspaper by a bomb planted next to his car in 2008.last_img read more

first_imgLIMERICK City and County Council is urging everyone to be more conscious about their waste over the Christmas period and to recycle, reuse or repurpose as much as they can.Householders are being encouraged to avail of the services provided by the local authority in the coming weeks in an effort to reduce to amount of waste going to landfill.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Operations & Maintenance Services Department operates three recycling amenity centres throughout the city and county in Mungret, Kilmallock and Newcastle West.Normal Opening Hours are:Mungret Civic Amenity Centre – Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pmKilmallock Civic Amenity Centre – Tuesday and Saturday 10am – 5pmNewcastle West Civic Amenity Centre – Wednesday and Saturday 10am – 5pmAll three Amenity Centres close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and resume normal opening hours on Friday 27 December. Mungret and Newcastle West will also be closed on New Year’s Day.Recycling facilities and household waste disposal facilities are also available at Gortadroma in Shanagolden, County Limerick. The facility operates from 9am – 3pm and reopens on New Year’s Eve. It will close on New Year’s Day before returning to normal working hours on Thursday 2 January.In addition, during the month of January household Christmas trees can be recycled free of charge with Limerick City and County Council.Household Christmas Trees can be brought free of charge to any of the three recycling amenity centres in Mungret, Kilmallock and Newcastle West while Limerick City and County Council will be operating three additional one-day collection points for Christmas trees, 9.30am – 3.30pm.Saturday 4 January  – Musgrave’s Market Place Car Park, Park RoadFriday 10 January – Watch House Cross Complex (near recycling centre), MoyrossSaturday 11 January – Our Lady of Lourdes Church (car park area), Childers Road Print Twitter Advertisement NewsEnvironment‘Free of charge’ recycling of old Christmas trees as people urged to reduce waste this ChristmasBy Staff Reporter – December 23, 2019 698 WhatsAppcenter_img Email Facebook Linkedin Previous articleGardaí investigating ‘hit and run’ after car ‘struck’ man walking with boyNext articleKnocking down walls: Dolan’s Pub celebrates 25 years Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

first_imgWith only 7,500 cases in total and 104 deaths, Australia has been easing restrictions on movement, but a string of double-digit increases in cases in the second-most populous state, Victoria, led to a pause in the reopening there – and prompted shoppers to hoard.Now the pattern has spread nationwide.”We’ve regrettably started to see elevated demand for toilet roll move outside Victoria in the past 24 hours,” said Woolworths managing director of supermarkets, Claire Peters, in a statement.”While the demand is not at the same level as Victoria, we’re taking preventative action now to get ahead of any excessive buying this weekend,” she added. Australia’s supermarket chains on Friday reintroduced purchase limits on toilet paper and other household items as a spike in coronavirus cases in the state of Victoria set off a fresh round of panic-buying over fears of a new stay-at-home order.Woolworths Group Ltd and Coles Group Ltd, which together account for two-thirds of Australian grocery sales, said they were once again limiting purchases of toilet paper and paper towels to one or two packs per person after photos circulated on social media showing empty shelves in stores.The buying restrictions – and images of stripped shelves – are a reminder of Australia’s initial response to the arrival of COVID-19 when shoppers stockpiled household goods in anticipation of a protracted shutdown. The company had ordered an extra 650,000 additional packs of toilet paper, 30% over its usual amount.A Coles spokesman said the chain was restricting toilet paper and paper towel purchases to one pack per person nationwide, with Victoria-only limits on purchase of hand sanitizer, pasta, eggs, rice and other staples.Despite the Victoria spike, the prime minister and chief medical officer have said the virus remains under control in Australia and the country will continue with a plan to reopen the economy. center_img Topics :last_img read more