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  • Open letter to President Sarkozy about French journalist who disappeared five years ago

    first_img RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Organisation News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Guy-André Kieffer’s abduction in Abidjan, his family, Kieffer support committees and Reporters Without Borders wrote to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. A rally will be held in Bastille Square in Paris at 1 p.m. on 16 April and a concert in support of the missing journalist will be organised at the Cabaret Sauvage in the evening. More information (in French) News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Côte d’IvoireAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Dear Mr. President,We are just days away from 16 April, the fifth anniversary of French journalist Guy-André Kieffer’s abduction and disappearance in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.You were good enough to receive his family on 22 August 2007 and you made them a number of promises which have been partially kept. We thank you for this. However, we are no longer sure that this case is still a priority for France, as you said it was during that meeting.Despite exemplary work by the French judges in charge of this case, their investigation has encountered many obstacles arising from the fact that leading Ivorian figures are named in this case.Mr. President, you are more than ever the person who can offer us hope of finding out what happened to Guy-André. You have demonstrated an ability to intervene positively in the most delicate international matters. This case will not be solved without significant political help from you.With just days to go to this sad anniversary, we therefore urge you to again make this case one of your priorities by interceding with the Ivorian authorities and getting them to finally do what is necessary for the truth to emerge. They could give a clear signal of goodwill by satisfying one of the main requests being made by all the civil parties to the case, which is to hand the leading witness, Michel Legré, over to the French judicial authorities.Sincerely,Canelle and Sébastien KiefferGuy-André Kieffer’s childrenJean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders Secretary-GeneralAline RichardCommittee for the Truth about Guy-André KiefferFirmine RichardOrganisation of People from OverseasFor Guy-André KiefferFrançoise LoeilletGuy-André Kieffer Breton Support Committee Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire October 29, 2020 Find out more to go further RSF_en News April 8, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to President Sarkozy about French journalist who disappeared five years ago October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Body of Man Found Beneath Colorado St. Bridge

    first_img Police are investigating the death of a man about 50 years old, who was found dead Thursday afternoon beneath the Colorado Street Bridge, a police lieutenant said.Police got the call about 1 p.m., said Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson.Authorities rolled out to the location, Clawson said, and pronounced the man dead at the scene.Pasadena police Lt. Tom Delgado told the Pasadena Star-News that the man may have been living in the Los Angeles area.His name will be released pending notification of next of kin, according to the Coroner’s Office. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. latest #1 Body of Man Found Beneath Colorado St. Bridge Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 6:57 pm Make a comment Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Top of the News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

  • Martin Mc Dermott back in garda custody following border handover

    first_img Previous article30 Jobs and Benefit Centre staff to be transferred from StrabaneNext articleReferendum Tally Update – Donegal SW News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – June 1, 2012 WhatsApp 26 year old Raphoe man Martin McDermott has been handed over to An Garda Siochana by PSNI Officers this morning.It completes his extradition back to the Republic to serve the remainder of his sentence for manslaughter and associated offences.In July of last year, Martin McDermott was convicted at Letterkenny Circuit Criminal Court of six offences, including the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin, for which he received a custodial sentence of 8 years.On March 15th, McDermott absconded from Loughan House Prison, and was arrested in Derry the following day for unrelated offences commited in the city. He was sentenced to four months there.A European Arrest Warrant was received from the Republic of Ireland seeking his return to serve the remainder of his sentence, and McDermott consented to return on Tuesday of this week. He was handed over to gardai on the border this morning. Newsx Adverts Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Martin Mc Dermott back in garda custody following border handover Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

  • Derry man who trained in Syria bailed on grenade charge

    first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Facebook Facebook A Judge has ruled that a Derry man accused of having a grenade and being trained in weapons and explosives in Syria is to be released on bail.25 year old Eamon Bradley, of Melmore Gardens, was arrested in November amid claims he took part in battles against IS and President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.Defence lawyers described him as a “dreamer” who posed no public danger.As part of his bail conditions, he must live with his grandmother and cannot use the internet or mobile phones. Google+ Previous articleKeating and Donelon join finn harps on loan for new seasonNext articleDeignan continues steady start in the tour of Oman News Highland Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Derry man who trained in Syria bailed on grenade charge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – February 19, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

  • Law Graduate’s Application For Enrolment Pending With Bar Council Of Gujarat For Over A Year: High Court Issues Notice

    first_imgNews UpdatesLaw Graduate’s Application For Enrolment Pending With Bar Council Of Gujarat For Over A Year: High Court Issues Notice Akshita Saxena17 Dec 2020 1:31 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice on a petition filed by a law graduate, whose application for enrolment with the Bar Council of Gujarat has been kept pending for over a year, thereby depriving her from the opportunity of appearing in the All India Bar Examination. A Single Bench of Justice SH Vora has issued notices to the Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice on a petition filed by a law graduate, whose application for enrolment with the Bar Council of Gujarat has been kept pending for over a year, thereby depriving her from the opportunity of appearing in the All India Bar Examination. A Single Bench of Justice SH Vora has issued notices to the Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of Gujarat, returnable on December 21, 2020. The petition has been filed by one Shivi Ravi Agrawal, stating that as per the Resolution passed by the Bar Council of India on 28.01.2017, the State Bar Council was required to enrol her provisionally, maximum within 20 days. As per the said resolution, verification of the candidate’s degree has to be done by the State Bar Councils with the concerned University within 15 days, and if there is no response from the University within 20 days, the candidate has to be enrolled provisionally. Thus, it is stated that the action of the Bar Council of Gujarat in keeping her application pending for a year and a half, from 29.06.2019, is absolutely illegal, and arbitrary. The Petitioner has further averred that initially, she was issued an enrolment intimation letter by the Bar Council of Gujarat on 15.10.2010. Accordingly, she had submitted her candidature for appearing in the upcoming AIBE. However, to her utter shock and surprise, she was intimated on 3.12.2020 that her enrolment stands cancelled, her application is still pending, and the enrolment number allotted to her actually belongs to one Arjan Shivajibhai Bhatti. In this backdrop, the Petitioner has submitted that she is being deprived of taking the AIBE exam. The plea states, “if the Petitioner is not permitted to appear in the ensuing AIBE, the Petitioner would have to wait for another six months for her chance to appear in the next examination. This would result into wastage of six months in the career of the Petitioner for no fault of the Petitioner.” It is pointed out that the Petitioner made her application in June 2019 and the candidates who applied along with her are already enrolled as Advocates and some have already appeared in AIBE examination that was conducted last year. The Petitioner has submitted that the State Bar Council has not only breached the principles of natural justice in cancelling her enrolment without giving due reasons but has also contravened the provisions of the Advocates Act, 1961. It is averred that various meeting of the Council have been convened after the aforesaid events transpired but no decision as to the Petitioner’s case has been taken as of yet. The Petitioner has therefore urged the High Court to set aside the communication dated 3.12.2020, whereby her enrolment was cancelled, and initiate appropriate proceedings against the Bar Council of Gujarat. Further she has sought a direction to the Bar Council of Gujarat to enrol her as an Advocate on its rolls, w.e.f. date of her entitlement as per the provisions contained in the Resolution passed by the Bar Council of India. Inter alia, she has sought permission to appear in the upcoming AIBE exam. Case Title: Shivi Ravi Agrawal v. Bar Council Of India Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

  • Resurfacing works get underway in Letterkenny today

    first_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Resurfacing works are due to get underway today in Letterkenny.Work will take place in the coming days on Justice Walsh Road, Pearse Road, from Larkins Lane and on the Oliver Plunkett Road.Diversions will be in place during the working hours of 7pm to 7am.Letterkenny Chamber CEO, Toni Forrestor has welcomed the commencement of these works and the efforts to keep disruption to a minimum:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – February 20, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleBusiness leaders warned over ‘alarming’ lack of preparation for BrexitNext articleGovernment urged to fund improvement works at Ballyliffin News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Resurfacing works get underway in Letterkenny todaylast_img read more

  • Police, residents plead for ceasefire after South LA sees 59 shooting victims in 1st 2 weeks of 2021

    first_imgkali9/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Police officers and community members gathered at a press conference Friday to discuss the recent rise in gang violence in South LA.The Los Angeles Police Department shared a report from the press conference, calling the uptick in criminal activity “disturbing,” “unacceptable” and “horrific.” These community members demonstrate a commitment to leadership. Words from one community member—“We are killing ourselves.”— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 23, 2021Authorities on Friday said there has been more gun violence in the area in the first weeks of 2021 than during the same time last year. In fact, newly released LAPD statistics show murders in the city have more than doubled.“We are seeing military-style weaponry, with high-capacity ammo rounds,” LAPD Deputy Chief Regina Scott said at the press conference, according to a video shared by KTLA. “At one homicide scene alone we collected almost 70 ammo rounds going over four different handguns — at one scene. That is horrific, what we are seeing.”LAPD statistics show that more than two-thirds of the shootings this year happened in South LA.The area saw 59 shooting victims in the first two weeks of 2021, compared to seven during the same time last year, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore tweeted on Jan. 16. “Officers have made 105 arrests of individuals with firearms. 130 firearms taken from street. Gang intervention trying, but we need our community and elected officials,” he wrote.Some have said the COVID-19 pandemic — which has taken lives, shut down businesses, brought on an economic depression and caused great pain to so many — is partially to blame for the violence.“The violence in Los Angeles is really out of control,” said LAPD Detective Jamie McBride, speaking on behalf of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, KABC reported. “And to be quite honest right now, in Los Angeles we’re fighting two pandemics. We’re fighting COVID and gun violence.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Commentary: In 2020 Campaign, The Message Is Change

    first_imgCommentary: In 2020 Campaign, The Message Is ChangeJuly 9, 2019  By John KrullTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Amid all the shouting and noise generated by the 2020 presidential campaign, a surprising thing has become apparent.Many Americans – perhaps most Americans – agree on something.And that is that the promise of America – the promise that, with hard work, a person could build a good life – isn’t being kept for too many people.John Krull, publisher, TheStatehouseFile.comThat was the central argument to Donald Trump’s surprisingly successful 2016 campaign. He spoke to the frustrations, even anguish, of largely rural, overwhelmingly white working-class Americans who felt the dream slipping through their fingers and out of their grasp.His was an outsider’s crusade, not a traditional political campaign. He was less a candidate than a rebel chieftain storming the gates of the castle, demanding not just a seat at the table but the throne itself.His victory was even more startling because it involved overthrowing not just one but two establishments.First, he took down the GOP hierarchy, throwing well-heeled and well-educated Republicans who always know which fork to use when dining into a kind of panicked tizzy from which they have yet to recover.Then he tossed Washington, D.C., upside down, discarding well-established precedents, practices and rules as if they were used and useless fast-food hamburger wrappers.Chaos ensued – and normal, even simple functions of government became much more difficult.In some cases, even impossible.But that doesn’t disturb the president’s ardent supporters.They seem happy to see someone take a wrecking ball to the machinery of self-government because they believe the system isn’t working for them.Flash forward to now.If the Democratic presidential debates a few days ago demonstrated anything, it was that the dissatisfaction with the system isn’t confined to white working-class America.Consider many of the candidates who have emerged from nowhere as serious contenders in the race to be the Democrats’ standard-bearer. All represent constituencies that have reason to feel disenchanted, dispossessed and disenfranchised. And all their candidacies would have been unimaginable 15 years ago.Kamala Harris is a first-term senator from California and a black woman. Pete Buttigieg is the mayor of a smallish Midwestern city and a gay man who speaks often of his husband. Elizabeth Warren is a senator from Massachusetts, a former law school professor and schoolteacher who was Republican until she was nearly 50. Julian Castro is a former Cabinet member, a former San Antonio mayor and a man of Mexican ancestry. Cory Booker is a senator from New Jersey, a former mayor of Newark and an African-American man.Like Trump, all these candidates are, to say the least, non-traditional.And, like Trump, a large part of their message and their appeal is that they don’t represent the old system.In some ways, the emergence of these outsider candidates shouldn’t be surprising. Almost every successful presidential contender since Jimmy Carter has won by running against Washington and claiming to be the one who can bring sweeping change to a moribund system and culture.But what’s different now is that many of the old barriers preventing outsider candidates from breaching the walls of power have been swept away.Race was one such barrier. Gender was another. Sexual orientation was still another. Non-European ancestry could be yet another.It’s not that people who weren’t white, male, straight and of European ancestry didn’t want power or at least what they considered a fair shake. It’s just that the system wasn’t set up to allow them to pursue their ambitions.That’s no longer the case.The election first of Barack Obama and then Donald Trump to the White House demonstrates that many Americans who had no realistic prospect of being president can imagine hearing “Hail to the Chief” every time they enter a room.More to the point, the people they represent now have ways to express their dissatisfaction with a system that excludes many and rewards relatively few. They have a way to make their voices heard.The irony, a painful one, is that the Trump supporters and the people who back the non-traditional candidates on the Democratic side might learn something if they lowered their voices.Namely, that they have a lot in common.They’re all unhappy and they all want things to change.FOOTNOTE: John Krull is director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism and publisher of, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

  • Moe. Releases “Blue Jeans Pizza” Video From Recent SiriusXM ‘Jam Files’ Session [Watch]

    first_imgmoe. stopped by SiriusXM‘s Jam On for a special in-studio performance, which recently premiered as part of the satellite radio station’s Jam Files sessions. The special session was recorded during the rock band’s recent two-night NYC run. moe.’s show at the Beacon Theatre marked their first performance back at the Upper West Side venue since 2010, where they welcomed Blues Travelers‘ John Popper, as well as debuted a new has shared a video of “Blue Jeans Pizza” from their recent Jam Files session. Written by bassist Rob Derhak, “Blue Jeans Pizza” was released on the band’s 2007 The Conch LP.Watch video of moe. performing “Blue Jeans Pizza” from their Jam Files episode below:moe. – “Blue Jeans Pizza”[Video:SiriusXM]Presented by SiriusXM Jam On, moe. and Blues Traveler will team up for their co-headlining All Roads Runaround Tour this summer. The All Roads Runaround Tour will feature three sets: one set from moe., one set from Blues Traveler, and a third collaborative set featuring both bands. G. Love has been tapped for opening duties throughout the tour, which will take the bands to 21 cities from mid-July through mid-August.For ticketing information and a full list of moe.’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s & Blues Traveler w/ G. Love – All Roads Runaround Tour DatesJuly 11 – Farmingville, NY – Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater at Bald HillJuly 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer StageJuly 13 – Baltimore – MECU PavilionJuly 15 – Portsmouth, VA – Union Bank & Trust PavilionJuly 17 – Northampton, MA – Pines TheatreJuly 19 – Boston – Rockland Trust Bank PavilionJuly 20 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale TheatreJuly 21 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire PavilionJuly 24 – Toronto, ON – REBELJuly 27 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at NauticaJuly 28 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC PavilionJuly 30 – Detroit – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom HillJuly 31 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State ParkAug. 2 – Nashville, TN – Ascend AmphitheaterAug. 3 – Atlanta – Coca-Cola RoxyAug. 4 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat AmphitheaterAug. 6 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum ComplexAug. 7 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s PlaceAug. 9 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music HallAug. 10 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music FactoryAug. 11 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek AmphitheaterView Tour Dateslast_img read more

  • Call for applications to 2018 Australia-Harvard Fellowship

    first_imgAustralia-Harvard Fellowship is an initiative of the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation, a long-standing nationwide philanthropic organisation based in Sydney. It promotes learned exchange between Harvard University and Australia, and reinforces existing academic networks at mid-career and senior levels.Begun in 2004, the A-HF program has already granted some 60 Fellowships derived from the Foundation’s contribution of more than a million dollars.  The Fellowships are recognised as prestigious awards with substantial impacts on scientific discovery and career advancement.The Australia-Harvard Fellowships are aimed at innovators who are normally based at Harvard and have a persuasive plan to collaborate with Australia’s best bioscience researchers and educators. The award also supports Australian researchers who wish later to follow up such joint initiatives at Harvard.A Fellowship takes the form of a donation to a qualified Australian institution. It covers the cost of travel and subsistence, allowing an Australian researcher to bring a Harvard counterpart to this country for lengthy scientific collaboration. Fellowships are awarded annually and applications open in April of the preceding year and close in September. Winners are announced in January.Full Storylast_img read more