TV presenter shot dead

first_img News June 2, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says RSF_en News Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News May 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV presenter shot dead Reporters Without Borders voiced shock at the murder today of Shaima Rezayee (photo), a former presenter with the privately-owned broadcast television station Tolo TV. Rezayee, who was shot dead in the head in the Kabul neighbourhood of Char Qala, is the first journalist to be killed in Afghanistan since the end of the war in 2001.”This horrible murder proves that press freedom still cannot be taken for granted in Afghanistan,” the organization said, reiterating its call to President Hamid Karzai for concrete measures in support of free expression.Reporters Without Borders also called for a thorough and independent investigation into Rezayee’s murder so that those responsible can be arrested and brought to trial.Until March, 24-year-old Rezayee presented a music programme on Tolo TV that was much criticized conservatives as anti-Islamic. On 13 March, the Council of Ulemas urged the government to put a stop to programmes deemed “immoral and anti-Islamic.”Rezayee was personally criticized by conservatives for her liberal behaviour on screen. Bowing to the pressure from the ulemas, Tolo TV fired her on the grounds that her personality did not meet the station’s requirements.Tolo TV has been the target of constant criticism from religious leaders, who have waged several campaigns for it to be banned. President Karzai’s cabinet threatened to withdraw the station’s licence in November 2004 for broadcasting “Islamically incorrect” programmes. Follow the news on Afghanistan RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Reporters Without Borders is horrified by the murder today in Kabul of Shaima Rezayee, 24, a former Tolo TV presenter who was criticised by conservatives for her liberal behaviour on screen. The organization calls on the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible are caught. Receive email alerts Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” to go further News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Australian reporter banned from visiting New Zealand

first_imgNews Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News Height of absurdity Help by sharing this information “I’m basically regarded by New Zealand as a criminal,” Mary Ann Jolley said after New Zealand immigration last week prevented her from boarding a flight from Sydney to Auckland, where she wanted to go for personal reasons. When she contacted New Zealand’s consulate in Sydney, she was told that she would have to request a “special direction” every time she wanted to visit New Zealand. RSF_en Organisation Jolley’s deportation from Malaysia in 2015 was a result of her investigative reporting in Kuala Lumpur on a corruption scandal involving the sale of French submarines and a related political murder, in which then Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was allegedly implicated. She has since returned many times to Malaysia. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts New Zealand is ranked 7th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. AustraliaNew ZealandMalaysiaAsia – Pacific CorruptionJudicial harassment June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government to end the absurd situation in which Australian investigative journalist Mary Ann Jolley is banned from visiting New Zealand because she was deported from Malaysia in 2015 in connection with her reporting. March 10, 2020 – Updated on March 11, 2020 Australian reporter banned from visiting New Zealand News New Zealand immigration authorities have barred Mary Ann Jolley from entering because of her work uncovering a corruption scandal in Malaysia in 2015 (photo: Newsroom – image: RSF). to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists “As Australian citizens can travel freely to New Zealand, it is unacceptable that Mary Ann Jolley is being penalized in this way for her reporting in a third country five years ago,” said Daniel Bastard. “We call on immigration minister Iain Lees-Galloway to intervene immediately on her behalf in order to end this utterly Kafkaesque situation.” AustraliaNew ZealandMalaysiaAsia – Pacific CorruptionJudicial harassment June 2, 2021 Find out more The ban is the result of a very literal interpretation of Section 15 of New Zealand’s Immigration Act, which prohibits the entry of a person “who has, at any time, been removed, excluded, or deported from another country.” When travelling, Jolley always carries Malaysian government documents explaining the reason for her deportation in 2015 and certifying that she committed no crime. It is the height of absurdity that she is now banned although she was allowed into New Zealand with no problem last year to cover the Christchurch mosque shootings.last_img read more

Disinterred body was not missing journalist’s

first_img Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire January 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disinterred body was not missing journalist’s Eight years of international campaigning During the eight years since his abduction, Kieffer’s relatives and colleagues have never ceased to draw attention to his disappearance and the lack of progress in the investigation. On the first anniversary of his abduction, a vigil of singing and poetry-reading was organized at Chapelle des Lombards in Paris.Reporters Without Borders, Osange Silou-Kieffer, the “Truth for Guy-André Kieffer” Association and the “Guy-André Kieffer Breton Support Committee” also dumped liquid cocoa and fake dollars outside the Côte d’Ivoire embassy in Paris on 15 April 2005. A “What did Guy-André Kieffer know?” protest was held at Côte d’Ivoire’s stand at the Chocolate Exhibition in Paris on 28 October 2006. “Where is Guy André Kieffer?” posters were put up in many parts of the Paris, including outside the Côte d’Ivoire embassy, on 16 April 2007. The Lyon Press Club has meanwhile staged many events and demonstrations since 2004 in support of initiatives by Kieffer’s Lyon-based family (including press and poster campaigns, concerts and conferences).On the fifth anniversary, in 2009, the Kieffer family, support groups and Reporters Without Borders staged a demonstration on Bastille Square in Paris and an evening of music and poetry at the Cabaret Sauvage. The following year, in April 2010, a news conference was held at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris with the Kieffer family and representatives of support groups in attendance. A news conference was also held in Abidjan by the Guy-André Kieffer Ivorian Collective with the support of the National Union of Journalists of Côte d’Ivoire (UNJCI).Large posters of Kieffer (4 x 3 metres) were also posted for the first time on the streets and avenues of Abidjan for the sixth anniversary, while an evening of songs and poems were held at the Dapper Museum in Paris. Finally, in 2011, a march was organized from Place de la Bourse to Jardin des Tuileries in Paris. November 27, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News Background Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF_en October 29, 2020 Find out more RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections A specialist in covering commodities, trade and finance, Kieffer was kidnapped by gunmen from an Abidjan supermarket parking lot on 16 April 2004 after going there to meet Michel Legré, the brother-in-law of then President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, Simone Gbagbo. At the time of his disappearance, he had been looking into shady practices in the production and export of cocoa, of which Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s leading producer.Twelve days after his disappearance, his family filed a complaint in France accusing unidentified persons of kidnapping him. Reporters Without Borders registered as civil party in this case a few days later. Judge Ramaël took charge of the case but his attempts to identify those responsible were hampered by the fraught relations between France and the Gbagbo government, the difficulty of investigating in Côte d’Ivoire, and the pact of silence observed by those suspected of involvement, who were all close to President Gbagbo.Ramaël has visited Côte d’Ivoire three times since Gbagbo’s replacement as president by Alassane Ouattara last April. The people he questioned during a visit in November included Patrice Baï, who was Gbagbo’s chief bodyguard, and Anselme Séka Yapo, who headed the unit that protected former first lady Simone Gbagbo.It was Ramaël who, acting on a tip-off, ordered the search that led to the discovery of a body on 6 January in the west of the country. The informant had said that he was present when the body was buried in 2004 and that he thought he recognized it as Kieffer’s. News Reports Reporters Without Borders reaffirms its support for the family of missing Franco-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer, which learned yesterday that DNA tests have established that the remains of a body found last week in Côte d’Ivoire were not his after all. Kieffer has been missing since his abduction in Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, Abidjan, in April 2004.“None of us, none of Kieffer’s relatives, friends and colleagues, will give up until the truth about his disappearance has been established and those responsible have been brought to justice,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Our organization, which is registered as an interested party in this case, urges the Ivorian and French authorities to continue working together and asks the French investigating judge, Patrick Ramaël, to keep going until justice is done.”Referring to yesterday’s DNA results, Kieffer’s wife, Osange Silou-Kieffer, said: “This news is a relief as it encourages me to think that Guy-André could still be alive. The fight continues but the problem is unchanged. We still do not know what happened to my husband. But I would like to salute the constant efforts by Judge Ramaël, who has tirelessly examined all the clues that have emerged in the investigation and has pursued ever new lead to the end.”Kieffer’s brother, Bernard Kieffer, said: “We are on more of a state of alert than ever as a result of this announcement and we fully support this judge, who has been making every effort since 2004 to pursue this investigation, often in very difficult circumstances. Bit by bit, we are making progress and we are getting closer to the truth.” last_img read more

Release of Guardian correspondent Rory Carroll welcomed

first_img December 28, 2020 Find out more News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders expressed delight and relief today at the release of Guardian correspondent Rory Carroll, who was held for 36 hours by an armed group. The organisation voiced thanks to all those whose actions helped to get him freed, including the Irish, British and Iraqi authorities.Shortly after his release, Carroll phoned his parents to give them the good news, saying: “I’m safe and sound, in good shape and in one piece. I was in my cell and Iraqi government representatives came to get me. They had a government car waiting.” Aged 33 and an Irish citizen, Carroll has been in Baghdad for nine months working for the London-based Guardian newspaper. He was abducted by gunmen in a largely Shiite neighbourhood of Baghdad after interviewing someone who had suffered under Saddam Hussein. He was with an interpreter and two drivers at the time. One of the drivers was also kidnapped but was let go 20 minutes later. Reporters Without Borders expressed delight and relief today at the release of Guardian correspondent Rory Carroll, who was held for 36 hours by an armed group. The organisation voiced thanks to all those whose actions helped to get him freed, including the Irish, British and Iraqi authorities. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq Organisation center_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News News October 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of Guardian correspondent Rory Carroll welcomed RSF_en News ————————————————————————–19.10.2005 Deep concern about Guardian correspondent kidnapped in BaghdadReporters Without Borders said it was “terribly disturbed” by the abduction today in Baghdad of Rory Carroll, the correspondent of the British daily The Guardian, and called for immediate action on his behalf. “Past experience with journalists being taken hostage in Iraq showed that a significant expression of support in the first few hours after the kidnapping was vital,” the press freedom organisation said.“Unfortunately, the safety of journalists is still far from being assured in Iraq and there are grounds for suspecting that tension linked to the start of Saddam Hussein’s trial are having repercussions on the press,” the organisation added.Aged 33, Carroll has been in Iraq for the past nine months. He previously worked for The Guardian in Rome and South Africa. He has a full-page story on Saddam’s trial in today’s newspaper.The war in Iraq is the deadliest for the press since the end of World War II, with a total of 72 journalists and media assistants killed since the start of the war in March 2003, and a total of 25 killed since the start of this year. Two TV cameramen are also still missing in Iraq: Frédéric Nérac of Britain’s ITV News, missing since 22 March 2003, and Isam Hadi Muhsin Al-Shumary of Germany’s Suedostmedia, missing since 15 August 2004. IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

“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

Cuban authorities urged to explain detained blogger’s disappearance

first_img News May 6, 2020 Find out more News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago August 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cuban authorities urged to explain detained blogger’s disappearance October 15, 2020 Find out more News to go further When detained Cuban writer and blogger Angel Santiesteban-Prats disappeared from San Miguel del Padrón prison on 21 July, the authorities said he had escaped but his daughter managed to talk briefly with him in a police station ten days later. His present whereabouts are unknown.After reporting his disappearance from the prison where he had been held since April 2013, his family is now worried that the authorities will charge him with escaping. As they do not known his version of events, they fear that a trumped-up escape charge will be used to give him an additional jail sentence.His daughter is the only relative who has seen him since his disappearance. As a police officer accompanied her during their ten-minute meeting, Ángel Santiesteban-Prats was unable to talk freely. Since then, no information about his situation has been provided while rumours continue to circulate.“We urge the authorities to provide a clear explanation of Santiesteban-Prats’ current situation,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“Each day without news increases the risks for this blogger. We demand his immediate release and the withdrawal of all charges against him. The repressive methods being used by the regime recall the worst days of the ‘Black Spring’ of 2003.”An outspoken critic of regime in his blog, called “Los hijos que nadie quiso” (The children no one wanted), Santiesteban-Prats was given a five-year jail sentence after being convicted on trumped-up charges of “home violation” and “injuries” in a summary trial in December 2012.He began serving the sentence in April 2013 in San Miguel del Padrón prison on the outskirts of Havana, where he was subjected to mistreatment and acts of torture.His disappearance followed an interview that his son, Eduardo Angel Santiesteban, gave to Miami-based Televisión Martí on 15 July in which he said he was forced to testify against his father and that the prosecution’s claim that his father physically attacked his former wife was a complete fabrication.Santiesteban-Prats is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “information heroes .” Cuba is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index – the lowest position of any country in the Americas. CubaAmericas center_img Follow the news on Cuba Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts October 12, 2018 Find out more CubaAmericas RSF_en Organisation New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Councillast_img read more

Video: When the Head is Full & the Heart is Empty

first_img Subscribe HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Sermons and Lessons Video: When the Head is Full & the Heart is Empty Delivered by REV. GREG WAYBRIGHT, LAKE AVENUE CHURCH Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 12:22 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS This sermon was delivered by Rev. Greg Waybright, Senior Pastor, Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Gregory L. Waybright was president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. He assumed this position on September 1, 1995. Prior to working at Trinity, Dr. Waybright had been pastor of the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In his 20 years as a pastor he has also served as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, California and as assistant pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Prior to 1978, Dr. Waybright served in ministry roles with youth and music in churches in Wisconsin and Illinois. For more than four years he served as music director and soloist for the Guenter Tesch Evangelistic Association, headquartered in Hamburg, West Germany. This mission work provided Dr. Waybright with ministry opportunities throughout Western Europe, Scandinavia, and India.Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit www.lakeave.org.last_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 www.eliot.pasadenausd.org. 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

Game Day Chef Challenge Finalists Set for Grand Finale

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Game Day Chef Challenge Finalists Set for Grand Finale Live Cook-Off to Be Held Prior to the Game on January 1 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | 11:09 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News For the second year in a row the Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale will be returning to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Stadium. The contest, sponsored by Chevron, is a fun and innovative cooking competition in which football fans, foodies, and chefs vie for a $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights for the best game-day recipe.The unique hook is that each contestant’s dish must include at least one food or beverage item purchased from a Chevron or Texaco station.Chevron hosted six regional cooking competitions across the country this football season to determine the six Grand Finale Finalists. One winner from each region has advanced and will face-off at the Rose Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2016, where the grand prize winner will receive $25,000 in Chevron with Techron Gift Cards and be crowned the “2015 Game Day Chef Challenge Champion.”The Regional Champions and competitors in the Grand Finale are (listed in chronological order of the regional competitions):• Representing the Northwest, Donna Beck from Sumner, WA and her Big Dawg Bacon Wrapped Spicy BBQ & Ranch Sliders• Representing the Southeast Region, Alex Callegari from Miami, FL with his Steak Balls of Fire with Chipotle Cheese Dip• Representing the Texas Region, Chera Little from Austin, TX will be cooking her Chorizo and Wasabi-Lime Wontachos with Thai Slaw• Representing the Gulf Region, David Graham from San Diego, CA preparing his CB Carne Asada Slider• Representing the Mountain Region, Julie Hession from Las Vegas, NV with her submissionSouthwestern Scrimmage Burgers• Representing the West Region, Merry Graham from Newhall, CA, serving up her Pass the Pigskin Pork Cones“This year’s Game Day Chefs have really elevated the cooking competition,” said Don Walker, General Manager of Brand, Chevron. “The submissions were very creative and the Regional Winners are very talented.”Chevron and the Game Day Chef Challenge are rolling out the red carpet for the three celebrity judges who will taste and score each dish. The guest judges include:• Amy Scattergood – Food Editor at the Los Angeles Times• Isaiah Mustafa – Actor, best known for portraying “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” in the Emmy Award-winning commercial from Old Spice• Chris Soules – Iowa Farmer, best known for his appearances on ABC’s The Bachelor and Dancing with the StarsFans attending the game on January 1 are encouraged to stop by the Game Day Chef Challenge set in the Rose Bowl Fan Fest to take in the action! The Fan Fest will open at 8:00 a.m. PST and will run until 1:00 p.m. PST. The Game Day Chef Challenge Grand Finale will begin at 11:00 a.m. PST. The above dishes will be judged starting at 12:00 p.m. PST and the results will be announced shortly thereafter. The Game Day Chef Challenge will be giving away over $900.00 in Chevron gift cards to fans that are watching and answering trivia questions about the game, the teams and our esteemed judges.For a complete listing of the game-day recipes and finalists that will be competing in the Grand Finale event, along with more information on the contest, visit TheGameDayChef.com.About ChevronChevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Pasadena Congresswoman Denounces Planned Immigrant Deportation Raids

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Thursday, Reuters reported the Obama Administration intends to launch a nationwide 30-day “surge” of new immigration deportation raids targeting hundreds of families and young adults through the months of May and June.In January, Pasadena area U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) condemned similar raids that resulted in the deportation of 121 individuals, mainly women and children from Central America.Thursday, Rep. Chu released the following statement:“Today’s news, if true, is devastating for immigrant families across the country, and is a huge step backwards from the progress made through the President’s executive actions. The targeting of refugee mothers and children is outrageous and diametrically opposed to our values as a nation. To deport these individuals and tear apart families is inhumane. As we strive to build trust within our communities, these proposed raids breed nothing but fear and suspicion. Rounding up and detaining refugees will undoubtedly lead to the re-victimization of refugee families fleeing gang warfare and drug violence. These raids were wrong in January and they are wrong today. Refugees with credible fear have a legal right to be in this country. They deserve due process and a fair day in court with access to appropriate language services as needed. We should help these refugees by offering them government provided attorneys rather than returning them to peril or even death. We are and must remain a nation of laws, but we are also a compassionate nation of principles. I am strongly opposed to these raids and urge the Obama Administration to work with us on a comprehensive solution to address the refugee crisis from Central America.” More Cool Stuff Make a comment 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. Government Pasadena Congresswoman Denounces Planned Immigrant Deportation Raids Published on Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 4:19 pm Community News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more