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“Not seeing news from Libya any more?” – RWB’s new campaign

first_img Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest RSF_en News Three years after the Gaddafi regime’s fall on 23 October 2011, Reporters Without Borders is launching an awareness campaign about the persecution of journalists and news media in Libya. Cases of targeted violence against journalists have soared since the end of the Libyan revolution, making it more and more difficult for the media to work in an increasingly chaotic environment. Receive email alerts to go further December 17, 2019 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Libya Exactly three years after the Gaddafi regime’s fall on 23 October 2011, Libya is today amid mounting political and military anarchy, and the hopes raised by Col.’s overthrow are giving way to another dark episode in Libyan history. Journalists, both professional and non-professional, are among the leading victims of this instability. They are being hounded, physically attacked and even murdered.Covering the on-going turmoil, reporting human rights violations by the various armed groups or even just describing a particular faction’s military progress or political position exposes journalists to great danger. Carrying a camera or a press card now requires considerable courage.In response to this alarming situation, Reporters Without Borders is launching a campaign visual – designed by the JWT Tunis ad agency and available in Arabic, French and English – to highlight the terrible plight of journalists working in Libya.The visual shows the re-enactment of the scene of a journalist’s murder together with the words: “Not seeing news from Libya any more? He did try though.” Its aim is to make the general public aware of what is happening to journalists in Libya.Since the end of the Libyan revolution, Reporters Without Borders has registered seven murders, 37 abductions and 127 physical attacks or acts of harassment targeting journalists. Libya was ranked 137th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, six places lower than in 2013.Reporters Without Borders defends freedom of information, a freedom that is an essential condition for any transition to democracy. It is crucial for Libya’s future that all political, military and civilian actors respect freedom of information. Without freedom of information, there is no independent watchdog and without an independent watchdog, there is no democracy. Organisation News LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul June 24, 2020 Find out more October 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Not seeing news from Libya any more?” – RWB’s new campaign On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Community Partner Supports Learning Through the Arts in Pasadena Unified Schools

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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.center_img Top of the News Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Wilson Middle School sixth-grader Amani Williams recently stood up on the stage at Sierra Madre Playhouse describing what it was like to create a short film. “We had to work together. We had to make decisions about what to keep and what to leave out. It was hard and it took a lot longer than I thought it would.”This is the third year that The Music Center has partnered with the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) three stand-alone middle schools to boost the district’s middle school arts offerings. At Wilson, actor David Guerra from The Music Center and Wilson theater teacher Shannon Mumolo collaborated as middle school students learned theater skills, wrote their own contemporary versions of Greek myths and produced short films in a “movie trailer” format. These films were then shown at a screening for proud parents, staff and community at the Sierra Madre Playhouse.David Guerra. Photo courtesy MusicCenter.Org“For the students, working this way has really brought the academic content to life,” said Wilson Middle School Principal Sarah Rudchenko. “It’s in the sixth-grade social studies standards to study ancient civilizations. Learning through theater and film makes it exciting for students.”The partnership between PUSD and The Music Center has provided classroom experiences in theater, music, visual art and dance to approximately 450 middle school students. A professional teaching artist is paired with English and/or history teachers as they work together to create and teach a project that will build students’ abilities to communicate, collaborate and connect to academic subjects. Additionally, in-school performances from professional actors reach an even greater number of students at each school.At Eliot Arts Magnet, all students enjoyed a theater performance by Guerra and his group BOXTALES, through The Music Center on Tour program. Guerra also mentored drama teacher Janus Stechel and language resource teacher Julie Alvarez during academic literacy courses where students produced original plays based on themes related to bullying and graffiti art. The collaboration with The Music Center is one of several strong partnerships supporting the new visual and performing arts themed Eliot Arts Magnet.“Because the students knew they would be performing plays based on their work, there was a stronger commitment to write authentic plays,” commented Alvarez. “I firmly believe that my students bought into the project because of the arts component which made the experience exciting for all of us.”The public is invited to watch Eliot students perform staged readings of the work they produced through the The Music Center artist residency during their spring showcase Metamorphosis on Wednesday, April 16th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Eliot Arts Magnet, 2184 North Lake Avenue, Altadena.To learn more about the new Eliot Arts Magnet visit Education Community Partner Supports Learning Through the Arts in Pasadena Unified Schools From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 11:54 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Questions for Tusla over child sex abuse allegations

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleFree help to tackle school costsNext articleCouncillor warns of crack cocaine in West Limerick Staff Reporter Full engagement with EU Commission vital for farm scheme flexibility in light of Covid-19 Seven Young People from Special Care are the First to Achieve Gaisce Awards Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Email Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State EU agreement a positive outcome for farmers and rural Ireland center_img TAGSjusticeJustice Minister Charlie FlanaganMinister for Children and Youth AffairsNiall Collins TDTusla RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin THE terms of reference for a special investigation into Tusla’s handling of the alleged child abuse and neglect of 16 children in County Limerick have been sent to Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan for his urgent consideration.And Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins is now seeking a clear statement on the issue, two weeks after concerns over delays in launching the investigation were first aired.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last March, the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Dr Geoffrey Shannon was assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the State’s involvement in uncovering one of the worst child sex abuse scandals to come to light in recent times.16 children from four families are believed to have been at the centre of some of the most horrific paedophilic abuse, neglect and exploitation in the history of the State.The Limerick Post reported that the Special Rapporteur was assisting in drafting the terms of reference but delays in concluding the matter were being criticised.This week however, it has been confirmed Minister Flanagan’s department has a draft of the terms of reference for the scope of the investigation.Responding to Deputy Collins, Minister Flanagan confirmed that his department “recently received the draft terms of reference in question and they are currently receiving attention.“This matter is a complex and sensitive one and it is essential that careful consideration is given to the terms of reference. I can assure the Deputy that my views, and the views of my Department, will be communicated to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in the very near future.Read more news stories here. Print NewsPoliticsQuestions for Tusla over child sex abuse allegationsBy Staff Reporter – July 5, 2018 2169 The Limerick man who will steer Tusla through choppy waters Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector last_img read more

Sign up for summer library program

first_img Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Skip By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Canning workshop offered to residents Just as “The Little Engine That Could,” so “can” the people of Pike County who want to either beat the… read more Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sign up for summer library program and young adult librarian,said programs areplanned for ages 4 through18, which will be both educational The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Signup is under way forthe Summer LibraryProgram at the Troy Public Library, which begins June8.Teresa Colvin, TPL children Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article and lots of fun.The theme for the summerprogram for ages 4to11 is “Be Creative” andwill include story time,crafts, movies and games.The four- and five-yearoldswill be divided intotwo groups ,which willmeet on Mondays at either10 to 11 a.m. or from 2 to 3p.m. The programs forchildren ages six to 11 willbe from 2 until 3 p.m. onTuesday, June 9, and willfeature “Ham It Up!” wherethe children will be inspiredby acting coach JennyMeadows.“On June 16, we’ll havebeginning drawing withbasic instruction and thechildren will be on theirway to creating masterpieces,”Colvin said. “TheMcWane Center inBirmingham will bring itsStar Dome to Troy on June23. This event will be byreservation only and ticketswill go fast. There will be30-minute sessions at 2,2:45 and 3:30 p.m.”On June 30, the summerBy JAINE TREADWELLThe Messengerlibrary program will presenta visual arts programthat will be a “make andtake” session. Each participantwill be able to make upto four crafts.The top readers in theTroy Public LibrarySummer Library Programwill be invited to a specialcelebration on July 21.Reading logs will be due byJuly 10 and prizes will beawarded according to thetotal number of books read.The “Express Yourself”program for young adults,ages 12 to18, begins June10 and concludes July 23.“IMPROV,” a dramaworkshop will be taught byMeadows on June 11. GameDay on June 18, will providelots of fun, games andtrivia challenges.“At ‘Project Runaway,’on June 25, our teens willpresent an alternative fashionshow in which theymust use things like bubblewrap, duct tape, garbagebags or newspaper to createstylish clothing,” Colvinsaid. These three youngadult programs will be from2 to 3 p.m. at the library.“One of our favorite programsfor our young adultsis the Murder MysteryLock-In,” Colvin said.“This summer’s mysterywill be ‘The Diva’s Demise’from 7 until 9 p.m. on July16. ‘Detectives’ must investigatethe crime scene andcarefully examine the evidencein order to solve thecrime.”Colvin said three additionalYoung AdultPrograms were offered buthave been filled.Beginning Drawing andIntermediate Drawing withinstructor Aimee Goldenand Screen Printing wereclosed last week but Colvinsaid the other programs arealso exciting and fun. Thosewho would like to participatein the young adult programsshould register assoon as possible.Prizes will be awarded totop Readers for the YoungAdult Summer LibraryProgram.To register for theSummer Library “BeCreative” and “ExpressYourself” programs at theTroy Public Library, visitthe library or call 566-1314. Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

6-year-old Florida student sent to mental health facility for 48 hours after alleged tantrums at school

first_imgiStock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A 6-year-old Florida student was sent to a mental health facility under the Baker Act on Feb. 4 after a series of alleged outbursts at school, and authorities and her family said she was kept there for 48 hours.Now her mother is speaking out about the incident, saying the entire situation was avoidable and is a complete outrage.Martina Falk said officials from Love Grove Elementary School in Jacksonville called her that day to inform her that her daughter, Nadia, was out of control and would be sent to a mental health institution based on the recommendation of licensed health care professionals.“I was alerted of an incident after she was Baker Acted,” Falk said in an interview with Good Morning America.Falk said a resource officer told her she’d need to get in contact with the psychiatric hospital. She said the officer told her: “‘There’s nothing else we could do. Your daughter is completely out of control, and we were not able to de-escalate the situation.’”Nadia allegedly was destroying school property, attacking staff, was out of control and running out of school, a clinical social worker said, according to the police incident report.The school said it was the decision of a third-party, not the school, to Baker Act the child. In Florida, the Baker Act allows for a person to be held involuntary at a mental health facility for up to 72 hours if that person is deemed a danger to themselves or others.“When a student’s behavior presents a risk of self-harm or harm to others, the school district’s procedure is to call Child Guidance, our crisis response provider,” Duval County Public Schools said in a statement to ABC News.After Falk learned her daughter was taken to a mental health institution without her input, she said she felt a wide range of emotions, but most of all, she felt “helpless.”“Heartbroken. I felt anger. Disappointment. But I think the biggest emotion, I felt, was helpless,” Falk told GMA. “Because I know that I’ve done everything I could possibly do to help my daughter at this school.”Falk said her daughter, who had been diagnosed with an intellectual disability, was enrolled in this school precisely because it catered toward students like her daughter. She said she thought she struck gold since the school had small classroom sizes and “specifically trained staff for special needs children that were similar to my daughter.”Her attorney, Reganel Reeves, said the girl had been experiencing tantrums in school for a few days.In body-camera footage released by police, Nadia is seen walking calmly hand-in-hand with the officer, asking if she’s going to jail and if the officer had a snack, before being asked to sit in the back seat of the police car.“No, you’re not going to jail. You’re not no bad person, you’re not going to jail,” the officer is heard saying on the footage.The officer is then heard telling another cop that “she’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with her,” after saying (before the footage cut off) that the school “may have agitated her a little bit.”In response to the released footage, the school district told ABC News that law enforcement was not present when Nadia’s alleged actions motivated the district to call for help.“The police officers were also not present when Child Guidance was intervening with the student,” the district said. “The student was calm when she left the school, but at that point, Child Guidance had already made the decision to Baker Act based on their intervention with the student.”Reeves said they want to sit down with school officials so Nadia can continue with her education.“I just don’t want us to be perceived like we’re simply just out for money. We really want to try to resolve Nadia’s educational status so she can go to school,” Reeves told GMA. “So that’s really what our goal is, not really a lawsuit at this point.”However, Reeves said someone must pay the consequences for how Nadia and her mother were treated.“We’re prepared to put the state of Florida on notice and let them know that this is not acceptable. We must protect our children. So we’re asking for a dialog, a conversation. Since this is out here now, don’t let this go in vain,” Reeves said. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

And I leave you with news that…

first_imgMichaelmas officially ends at midnight tonight, so I thought I should finish the term with a piece of good news featured in Die Welt. World-famous polar bear, Knut, is celebrating his first birthday on Wednesday – a year after zoo staff had to bring him up themselves after he was rejected by his mother in the Zoological Gardens in Berlin. After animal rights activists’ calls for the cub to be killed (opposition to the bear being raised by humans… so the solution is to kill it, right?), the zoological fiasco travelled round the world and featured prominently in the foreign press eager to fill those Easter-time gaps. Knut survived the whole caboodle of life-threatening challenges, and I guess it’s now time to celebrate. A wonderful achievement!…by the PR department of Berlin Zoo. I will be continuing to blog here over the Christmas vacation, but I should just say thank you to Cherwell24 editors Leah Klement and Fiona Wilson for maintaining a brilliant site this term and putting up with my insane desire to post more frequently than Guido Fawkes with Tourette’s. And good luck too to the new editor, Selena Wisnom, in her quest to retain this standard. Have a great vacation!UPDATE: The BBC had this tale on their front page on Wednesday night. You can even see Knut in action here. Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external siteslast_img read more

USI Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program Speaker Series Will Host Kelley Coures

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program Speaker Series will host Kelley Coures, a 1992 USI graduate with a degree in political science, at 6 p.m. November 17 in Rice Library Room 0018. The event is free and open to the public.Coures is the executive director of the City of Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development. Prior to his appointment to the role in May of 2014, he served as the manager of federal programs for the department for two years and as an underwriter for American General Finance.Coures is the recipient of the 2011 Sadelle Berger Civil Rights Award from the City of Evansville and is a member of several community boards including: Downtown Kiwanis, the Old Courthouse Foundation, the Diversity Lecture Series and the AIDS Resource Group.The topic of the presentation will be the Promise Zone designation – a Federal distinction for an area of high poverty, disinvestment and a lack of availability of services. Coures will present on the program and the possibilities the program raises, and will also solicit feedback from attendees on ways to increase economic activity in the designated area.For more information, contact Dr. Matt Hanka, MPA program director, at 812-461-5204 or [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Eli Lilly clinical trials reducing rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, gray, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP) Phase two of clinical trials for an antibody treatment at Eli Lilly is reducing the rate at which patients are being hospitalized with coronavirus.Eli Lilly says the antibody is designed to block viral attachment and entry into human cells, which would neutralize the virus, potentially preventing and treating COVID-19.“The data we just got from this ongoing clinical trial shows us that the medicine can have an effect in lowering the amount of virus that’s detected in the patients,” says Daniel Skovronsky, Chief Medical Officer for Eli Lilly. “The effect is correlated with lower symptoms and a lower rate of hospitalization.”Skovronsky says this antibody treatment is most effective as early in the disease course as possible.“These are people who, just within a few days of having symptoms, got diagnosed, and then later given this treatment,” says Skovronsky.Lilly executives say the antibody is called LY-CoV555. The trial enrolled mild-to-moderate recently diagnosed COVID-19 patients across four groups receiving different doses (placebo, 700 mg, 2800 mg and 7000 mg).The data showed 1.7 percent (5/302) of LY-CoV555 patients, pooled across all three dosage groups, were hospitalized as compared to 6 percent (9/150) of placebo patients, which corresponds to a 72 percent risk reduction in the limited population.Skovronsky says most of the hospitalizations occurred in patients with underlying risk factors, suggesting a more pronounced treatment effect for patients in these higher-risk groups.The clinical trial will continue testing LY-CoV555 in combination with a second Lilly antibody, LY-CoV016.“We’re making as much (of the antibody) as we can as fast as we can. We’d like to have 100,000 doses available by the end of the year and many more next year. Over time, we’ll look to reproduce these findings in larger sample sizes. That’s the normal drug process that goes to ultimate Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submission and approval,” says Skovronsky. Eli Lilly clinical trials reducing rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations Google+ By Jon Zimney – September 18, 2020 0 232 Google+ Previous articleBall State student suing University’s board of trustees after dorm attackNext articleElkhart police searching for vehicle theft suspect Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocal WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Council of Sections wants to participate in board meetings

first_imgCouncil of Sections wants to participate in board meetings Council of Sections wants to participate in board meetings May 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img The relationship between the Bar and its sections has improved in the past year, thanks largely to efforts by Bar President Alan Bookman, and one way to augment that would be for the Council of Sections to participate in the Board of Governors meetings.Council of Sections Chair Jeff Wasserman brought that request to the Board of Governors at its recent meeting in Coral Gables.He credited the retreat last September between the board and sections with helping improve relations and replacing an “us versus them” mentality with a “we” outlook. He also thanked Young Lawyers Division President Jamie Billotte Moses with promoting the sections in outreach efforts at law schools.“We could be informed of any happening as it occurred, rather than after the fact, and we could report back to the leaders of the sections on the issues that affect the sections, and the issues could be spoken to at the board level,” he said. “We would like to be at the table and be able to speak on behalf of the sections of The Florida Bar. They are really the movers and shakers and make things happen as far as the Bar is concerned.”Wasserman said the council would ask President-elect Hank Coxe to address that issue during his presidential year, which begins at the Annual Convention in June.Currently, the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Cuban-American Bar Association are invited to Board of Governors meetings.last_img read more

NCUA’s funds merger move clouds key issues

first_img continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr On Sept. 28, the National Credit Union Administration announced it would close the Temporary Stabilization Fund set up in 2010 to stabilize five failed corporate credit unions. NCUA will merge part of the positive balance of that fund into its share insurance fund. The stated purpose for merging the funds is to bring the SIF up to a normal operating level of 1.39 percent from 1.3 percent. In addition, in 2018, NCUA will distribute $600 million to $800 million to credit unions that contributed to the fund.With these actions, two questions arise: 1) Should NOL be lifted to a historic high, 19 basis points over the statutory minimal NOL? 2) Should NCUA take a fund that was established for the specific purpose of stabilizing corporate credit unions and merge it with the SIF to achieve the NOL increase?On the surface, a move to increase NOL to 1.39 percent through the merger of the two funds seems to be the shortest distance between two points. In fact, when asked about the decision to meet the increase in NOL through merging the funds, NCUA Board Chairman J. Mark McWaters said:last_img read more