News Organisation News August 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of two journalists, investigation into conditions of detention Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation EthiopiaAfrica News RSF_en EthiopiaAfrica February 10, 2021 Find out more Photo : Meles Zenawi (AFP) to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Receive email alerts News May 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ethiopia Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi calling for the release of two journalists who were arrested in June, Reyot Alemu and Wubeshet Taye, and for an investigation into the conditions in which they have been held. Reyot, a young woman columnist, is in very poor health, while Wubeshet, the deputy editor of a weekly, says he has been mistreated.“The situation of both of these journalists is alarming,” the letter to the prime minister says. “We were very disturbed to learn that their pre-trial detention was extended yet again and we call for their immediate release.“We also believe that Mr. Wubeshet’s claims should be taken seriously and we urge the Ethiopian authorities to carry out a thorough and independent investigation with the aim of establishing whether he has indeed been mistreated while in detention. If he has, those responsible should be brought to justice and reprimanded accordingly. We would like to remind you that you have a duty to ensure that detainees are treated humanely, have access to medical care and enjoy all the rights that the Ethiopian Constitution guarantees them.”When they were brought before a judge on 17 August, their pre-trial detention was extended for another 28 days. Accused of complicity with a political group that has been classified as a “terrorist” organization, they are due to appear in court again on 8 or 9 September.The deputy editor of the Awramba Times weekly, Wubeshet was arrested on 19 June. When he appeared before a federal court two months later, he said he was beaten during interrogation and was manhandled by prison officials. He was also forbidden to receive visits from his family and to organize his defence with his lawyer.Reyot, a columnist for the Amharic-language weekly Fitih, was arrested on 21 June. The equipment and material that was seized at the time of her arrest was finally returned to her family a few days ago. The few visitors that have been allowed to see her are worried by the rapid deterioration in her health. After two months in detention, this young woman is showing signs of physical and psychological trauma. Although her family has been able to send her medicine, she is in urgent need of proper medical attention.More information Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home
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Economy, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Huntingdon County after a devastating fire earlier this month destroyed dozens of apartments and one business.“To lose one’s home to a fire, particularly during a pandemic, is almost incomprehensible,” said Governor Wolf. “These low-interest loans will help those affected replace what they’ve lost and get back on their feet.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the fire in Huntingdon County, as well as neighboring counties Bedford, Blair, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata and Mifflin may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.In accordance with health precautions for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the SBA will not establish a physical Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in the community to assist survivors. However, SBA will continue to provide first class customer service and conduct outreach virtually with webinars, skype calls, phone assistance and step-by-step application assistance.To this end, SBA has opened a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC) to help survivors apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ and there are virtual customer support representatives available to assist applicants with completing the online application.Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC)Open: Monday – FridayHours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Closed: Saturdays and SundaysEmail: [email protected] for Individuals & Businesses: (571) 422-1925 or (571) 422-6016It is important to note that this information applies only to the fire in Huntingdon County. It is not applicable for any COVID-19-related SBA assistance.Those who want to apply for an SBA loan should contact the Customer Service Representatives at (571) 422-1925 or (571) 422-6016 to schedule an appointment for immediate one-on-one assistance in completing their applications. Requests for SBA disaster loan program information may be obtained by emailing [email protected] The SBA will conduct extensive outreach to ensure that all impacted by the disaster are afforded the opportunity to seek assistance.Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the local DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 21, 2020. The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is Feb. 22, 2021.Ver esta página en español. May 26, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Low-Interest Loans for Those Affected by Huntingdon County Fire
4/18/17 OA at Greenwood Christian.OA 011 010 0 3 4 5GC 022 410 x 9 8 1OA Hitting: Adam Huber 0-2, 2 runs, 2 bb; Chase Hogg 2-4, sb; Matt Sedler 0-2, bb; Michael Hoff 1-2, bb; Zach Wegman 1-2, run, bb, sb; Hunter Sullivan 0-2, bb, sb.OA Pitching: Jordan Stenger 6 IP, 9 runs, 5 earned, 8 hits, 5 k, 5 bb, 3 hbp. Loss.Varsity record: 3-6 Next game 4/22/17 vs. Union County.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.