Emergency centre of operations for journalists nearly ready, but will need broader help to keep going in mid-term

first_img June 11, 2019 Find out more January 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Emergency centre of operations for journalists nearly ready, but will need broader help to keep going in mid-term Reporters Without Borders and the Canadian media group Quebecor are in the process of installing an emergency centre of operations for Haitian journalists in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Canapé-Vert. Located on Cheriez Street, the centre will have communications equipment provided by Quebecor. A second equipment convoy is due to arrive today from the Dominican Republic.The centre’s priority aim is to provide journalists who have not been able to work since the earthquake with essential means of communication. It is also intended to facilitate contact between media representatives and to provide government officials, politicians and NGOs with a a way to communicate with the Haitian media.The Canapé-Vert centre also aims to provide a service to international news media seeking to understand Haitian reality, and could eventually produce and disseminate news and information in its own right by, for example, employing journalists with Haitian print media whose distribution has been suspended as a result of the earthquake.Up to 20 journalists will be able to work in the centre at any one time. It also has a news conference room that can hold 40 people and a terrace that can hold 60 people. It will have broadband Internet, telephone lines, an audio and video conference system, a satellite TV link and printers, as well as facilities for journalists in distress.The centre is meant to relay Haitian journalists’ requests to the international community and to help evaluate the reconstruction needs of Haitian news media and the assistance needs of individual journalists and their families.The setting-up of the Emergency centre of operations is possible due tothe grateful support of the Roland Berger Foundation. To be able to continue operating in the medium term, the centre will need technical and financial assistance from other NGOs, international bodies and foreign media. We would like to draw this need to the particular attention of the governments of the five countries with especially close links with Haiti: Canada, France, Brazil, Mexico and the United States, as well the Spanish presidency of the EU. We reiterate our appeal for donations and technical assistance. Help us to help Haitian journalists.With the support of November 14, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts HaïtiAmericas News Organisation Follow the news on Haïti to go further Newscenter_img HaïtiAmericas Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Help by sharing this information October 11, 2019 Find out more News RSF_en Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Another journalist murdered in Haiti Newslast_img read more

Christmas Memories… A Soliloquy

first_img Subscribe 11 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS “Helping you live your dreams”As a child growing up in the San Rafael area of Pasadena, Christmas was my favorite time of the year. The San Gabriel Valley would sparkle with Christmas lights and our mother knew just where to take us to see the best displays. We would pile into the family station wagon and tour St. Albans Road, Christmas Tree Lane, the Balian Mansion and Hastings Ranch.But my favorite excursion was to Bullock’s on South Lake to have my photo taken with Santa. After confiding my most heartfelt desires, I would head across the street to Blums’s, with my siblings, where my mother said we could each order a hot fudge sundae or a banana split.Today I work on South Lake Avenue, right down the block from where Blum’s was located. And, as a Pasadena-born-and-bred realtor, I know all the best chimneys in town. If you live in the San Gabriel Valley you can trust me to find you the perfect chimney for Santa to use to deliver your presents to you in the future. And, don’t forget to have hot cocoa and cookies ready for him, like we did on Christmas Eve at the Bell house. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News More Cool Stuff center column 3 Christmas Memories… A Soliloquy By ROSEY BELL Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 11:42 am 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. Community News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Things to Know: Catholic Church got $1.5B in US virus relief

first_img WhatsApp Things to Know: Catholic Church got $1.5B in US virus relief Twitter This Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, photo shows the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Overall, the nearly 200 dioceses in the U.S. and other Catholic institutions received at least $3 billion from the federal government’s small business emergency relief program. That makes the Roman Catholic Church perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the paycheck program, according to data the U.S. Small Business Administration released following a public-records lawsuit by AP and other news organizations. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes) Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Twitter Local NewsBusinessUS Newscenter_img Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleTips for achieving the top 2021 home trend: Warm interior designNext articleGrand jury indicts suspect in killing of actor Eddie Hassell Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Israeli PM pleads not guilty as corruption trial resumes

first_img WhatsApp Israeli PM pleads not guilty as corruption trial resumes Pinterest Local NewsWorld News Facebook Previous articleKhudobin `back to normal’ with Stars after 1-game disciplineNext articleCGTN:Xi Jinping envía sus felicitaciones por el Año Nuevo Chino y deseos de prosperidad para China Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks with his lawyers prior to a hearing at the district court in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Netanyahu appeared in a Jerusalem courtroom Monday to respond formally to corruption charges just weeks before national elections in which he hopes to extend his 12-year rule.center_img Facebook Pinterest Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitterlast_img

DS News Webcast: Thursday 5/16/2013

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Thursday 5/16/2013 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2013-05-16 DSNews Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 16, 2013 500 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Thursday 5/16/2013 Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: Median Price in Bay Area Rises Over Half-Million Mark Next: Alabama Supreme Court Affirms MERS’ Authority to Assign Mortgages Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: DSNews Subscribelast_img read more

“Right Of A Person In Detention To Consult Lawyer Of His Choice Is A Constitutional Right,State Can’t Dilute It”: Delhi HC Grants Relief To Shifa Ur Rehman

first_imgNews Updates”Right Of A Person In Detention To Consult Lawyer Of His Choice Is A Constitutional Right,State Can’t Dilute It”: Delhi HC Grants Relief To Shifa Ur Rehman Nupur Thapliyal10 May 2021 11:49 PMShare This – xObserving that it is the constitutional right of a person in detention to consult with the lawyer of his choice which cannot be diluted by the State, the Delhi High Court has last week granted relief to Shifa Ur Rehman, President of the Alumni Association of the Jamia Milia Islamia, arrested charged under UAPA in connection with the Delhi Riots that broke out in the national capital last year. A single judge bench comprising of Justice Vibhu Bakhru observed thus: “This Court is unable to accept that in such cases, it is permissible to not comply with the principles of natural justice on the ground that even if same were complied with, it would serve no useful purpose. The right of a person in detention to consult a legal practitioner of his choice is a right guaranteed by the Constitution of India and it is not open for the State to dilute this constitutional on the ground that no purpose would have been served even if such consultation is permitted.” The observation came after Rehman challenged the order passed by a Sessions Court dated 13th August 2020 allowing prosecution’s application under sec. 43D of UAPA and extended the period of investigation and his detention till 17th September 2020. It was therefore claimed by Rehman that he was not afforded adequate opportunity to oppose the application for extension of period for completion of the investigation as he was not granted access to legal assistance and that despite orders passed by the concerned courts, he was not provided any opportunity to consult or instruct his lawyers. Furthermore, Rehman also challenged the order dated 14th August 2020 remanding him to police custody thereby praying from the High Court that his custody beyond the period of 24th August 2020, which was the last date for completing the investigation in terms of the earlier orders passed by the concerned court, be declared as illegal. An FIR was registered against Rehman under sec. 147, 148, 149, 120B of IPC on 6th March last year wherein subsequently further offences under sec. 302, 307, 124A, 153A, 186, 353, 395, 427, 435, 436, 452, 454, 109 and 114 of the IPC; sec. 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Damage of Public Property Act, 1984; and sec. 25 and 27 of the Arms Act, 1959 were added. Thereafter, on 19th April offences under sec. 13, 16, 17 and 18 of the UAPA were also included. Rehman was later arrested on 26th April and was remanded to police custody for a period of 10 days till 6th May 2020. Another application was moved by the prosecution seeking extension of the police custody for a further period of 10 days which was allowed by a Delhi Court. He was then remanded to judicial custody. On 24th July last year, an application was moved by the State for extension of time for completion of investigation which was partly allowed and the IO was directed to conclude the pending investigation till 24th August 2020. The same was contested by Rehman on the ground that the extension of time should not be allowed unless he had an effective opportunity to oppose the same. It was also the case of Rehman that despite various requests made by his counsel to the jail authorities for granting facility of VC consultations, the same was denied repeatedly. It was submitted on behalf of Rehman in the High Court that the impugned order was passed in violation of principles of natural justice as he was deprived of his right to consult his lawyer and make any meaningful submissions to oppose the State’s application for extension of time to complete the investigation. Moreover, it was also submitted that he had not been granted a fair opportunity to be heard. In addition, it was also submitted that that the reasons for extending time for completion of the investigation as recorded in the impugned order are not specific reasons as contemplated under Section 43-D of UAPA. On the other hand, the aforesaid submissions were refuted by ASG Raju by arguing that Rehman had no right to be heard to oppose the application seeking extension of time for completion of investigation and consequently, extending the period of custody. Moreover, it was also submitted that even assuming that Rehman was entitled to consultation with his advocate, the impugned order could not be interfered with Rehman had not shown that any prejudice was caused to him. Analyzing the status report by the Jail Superintendent filed in the matter, the Court opined that the same was incorrect and that Rehman was granted any opportunity to consult with his lawyer at the material time. “Undeniably, the petitioner has a right to consult a legal practitioner of his choice. As discussed above, the petitioner was effectively denied this constitutional right to consult with his advocate.” Observed the Court. Furthermore, the Court went ahead to observe thus: “The principle that a person against whom an adverse order may be passed, is required to be provided full material on the basis of which such order may be premised, is required to be curtailed to the aforesaid extent but no further. The petitioner has to be afforded an opportunity – however truncated it is – to present his reasons why further time for investigation may not be granted. The contention that the petitioner has no right to oppose the extension of time for completion of investigation is not persuasive. The conclusion of the learned court to the aforesaid effect is erroneous and therefore set aside.” Title: Shifa Ur Rehman v. NCT of DelhiShifa Ur Rehman was represented by Advocates Abhishek Singh, Amit Bhalla and Shreshtha Arya.Click Here To Read JudgmentTagsDetention Right To Consult Lawyer Of Choice Delhi High Court Jamia Alumi Association President Shifa Ur Rehman Justice Vibhu Bhakru Next Storylast_img read more

Crops need relief from heat, drought

first_img Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Crops need relief from heat, drought Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Tuesday, July 21, 2015 By Jaine Treadwell As temperatures hover in the high 90s and Mother Nature continues to be stingy with her showers of blessings, it might be time for Pike County farmers to hang dead snakes belly up on the wire fence or learn a rain dance, just anything to bring on the rain.Jeff Knotts, Pike County USDA Farm Service Agency director, said it’s not time for drastic measures just yet but cooler temperatures and a good steady rain would be helpful all around.“We’ve had some scattered rain around the county and we had some early rain in May and June and that all helped,” Knotts said. “But the heat and the drought conditions will soon begin to take a toll on the crops.” Print Article “But they need rain ASAP and cooler temperatures. With temperatures nearing 100, the rain gets sucked out of the ground. A light rain just doesn’t do any good when the sun is sucking it back up.”Most farmers have cut hay for a second time and some of them have gotten a third cutting, Knotts said.“Rain would be very beneficial in carrying them into the next cutting,” he said.“Cattle are grazing but, when it’s dry like this, they eat the grass down. Already, some farmers are supplementing with hay in areas where grazing has depleted the grass.“We need cooler weather to keep the pastures up. Cows are beating the heat by hanging round the ponds and under shade trees. When it’s this hot, after a while, the heat has an effect on cattle just like it does on humans.”Knotts said rain and cooler weather would improve conditions for all commodities and make the outlook for a successful harvest season much brighter. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Huntsville man dies in crash A single-vehicle crash at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, claimed the life of a Huntsville man. Kenneth Edward Sanders, 29,… read more By Blood Sugar Blaster Knotts said yield for the corn that got rain when it needed it should be average.“Some farmers have planted tropical corn that should start to make in August,” he said. “The advantage of the tropical corn is that it allows farmers to get another crop of corn in. But even tropical corn is going to need some rain on it, or it won’t amount to anything.”The irrigated corn has weathered the heat and should make a good harvest. Skip Sponsored Content “We don’t have a lot of farmers who irrigate,” Knotts said.“One reason is that, here in Pike County, we don’t have land that will sustain irrigation equipment. For irrigation, you need flat land. The land here is too terraced. Another reason is that you have to have water to supply the irrigation system. Some land doesn’t have water or enough water to irrigate.”As for the peanut and cotton crops, Knotts said they are holding their own against the drought conditions and the high heat index.“Peanuts and cotton are more drought resistant than corn so they can go through hot, dry weather better than corn,” he said. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Man who abducted 13-year-old Jayme Closs to be sentenced

first_imgDNY59/iStock(GORDON, Wis.) — Jake Patterson, the Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs, killing her parents and then holding her captive until she escaped, is set to be sentenced on Friday.The 21-year-old pleaded guilty in March to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for shooting and killing Closs’ parents on Oct. 15, 2018, and one count of kidnapping for taking the couple’s only child from her home in rural Barron, Wis. He faces up to life in prison.He held Closs captive in his home in Gordon, Wis., for 88 days, until she escaped on Jan. 10, according to court documentsPatterson confessed to investigators that he targeted Closs after seeing her board a school bus, according to a criminal complaint.After he fled with the girl to his home, he created a space for Closs under his bed. When he would leave the house, he would put barbells and free weights around the bed so she couldn’t escape, according to the complaint.Closs was honored at the Wisconsin State Assembly last week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ultramafic lamprophyres of the Ferrar large igneous province: evidence for a HIMU mantle component

first_imgUltramafic lamprophyre (UML) dykes from the Ferrar Province (Pensacola Mountains) of Antarctica preserve trace element and isotope signatures similar to Bouvet volcanic rocks, which are considered to reflect the palaeo composition of the Bouvet mantle plume. We report Sr, Nd, Pb, and Os isotope compositions for three ultramafic lamprophyre dykes emplaced at 183.2±2.2 Ma, coincident with the main Karoo–Ferrar magmatic event. The ultramafic lamprophyre dykes are characterized by high Ti, Cr, Ni, Nb/La, LaN/YbN, and Mg# values, and are the most primitive rocks of the Ferrar Province. The dykes have initial (183 Ma) 87Sr/86Sr ratios of 0.7044–0.7055, var epsilonNd of 4.6–4.8, 208Pb/204Pb of 39.6–40.3, and 187Os/188Os of 0.120–0.146 and contrast markedly with even the most primitive rocks of the Ferrar and Karoo provinces. The trace element and isotope characteristics have affinities to ocean island basalt (OIB) and the highly radiogenic character of 208Pb/204Pb and 206Pb/204Pb bear closest resemblance to Bouvet, which has previously been postulated as the plume responsible for the Ferrar Province. The ultramafic lamprophyres are believed to be the result of melting enriched Bouvet mantle plume material and represent one of the mantle end members in the Karoo–Ferrar province.last_img read more

Secret to locust swarms discovered

first_imgScientists have discovered the chemical signal that triggers the transformation of locusts from antisocial insects into monstrous swarms.Scientists from Oxford University, Cambridge University and Sydney University monitored the behaviour of locusts. They have discovered the trigger is serotonin, a chemical which anti-depressant drugs aim to keep at a high level in humans.“The question of how locusts transform their behaviour in this way has puzzled scientists for almost 90 years,” said co-author Dr Michael Anstey, from Oxford University, “Now we finally have the evidence to provide an answer.”last_img