Receive email alerts Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific In a letter to Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Lt-General Moin-ud-din Haider, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) calls for the immediate release of British journalist Amardeep Bassey of the Sunday Mercury. “Once again, a reporter of Indian origin has been arrested by the Pakistani security services on a ridiculous pretext. The accusations of spying are grotesque, and indicate discrimination against journalists of Indian origin”, says Robert Ménard, Secretary-General of RSF. The organisation that defends press freedom has asked the Interior Minister to do all in his power to ensure Amardeep Bassey’s release and the regularisation of the journalist’s situation by the authorities responsible. According to information gathered by RSF, Amardeep Bassey, a reporter on the Birmingham-based Sunday Mercury (part of the Trinity Mirror group), was arrested on 11 May 2002, at the Afghan-Pakistan border post of Torkhan (in the north-west of the country). The reporter was returning from Afghanistan accompanied by two guides from Pakistan’s tribal areas. According to the police, Amardeep Bassey was arrested and detained in Landikotal prison because he did not have an exit visa from Pakistan, although he had been in Peshawar a few days previously. RSF spoke to Dave Brooks, the editor of the Daily Mercury, who said his reporter had been in the region for some weeks. He had been invited to Kabul (Afghanistan) by the UK’s Foreign Office to cover the activities of the British peace-keeping forces. Amardeep Bassey, who has reported from Pakistan on previous occasions, decided to remain in the region and went to Peshawar. He has written articles on the reconstruction of Afghanistan and has interviewed an English man held in Peshawar for drug dealing.Twenty-nine-year-old Amardeep Bassey was awarded last year’s prize for best investigative journalist in the Midlands for the quality of his articles.During the war in Afghanistan, the authorities refused to grant press visas to Indian journalists. The few reporters of Indian origin were victims of discrimination. For example, Aditya Sinha, an American journalist working for the Indian daily Hindustan Times, and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, special correspondent for the Washington Post, were deported from Pakistan after being questioned by members of the secret service. Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF_en News British journalist of Indian origin Amardeep Bassey was arrested at the Afghan-Pakistan border. RSF condemns this discriminating measure and calls for his immediate release. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News Follow the news on Pakistan May 14, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 British journalist of Indian origin detained since Friday News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder to go further
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 Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Uncategorized Pasadena Unified Announces Five-Year Master Plan as Board of Education Heads Towards Thursday Meeting By RON ROKHY Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 9:41 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Brian McDonald (l) and Mercy Santoro (r)Pasadena Unified Superintendent Brian McDonald has laid down a five-year Master Plan for the district as the Board of Education heads toward a special meeting Thursday to discuss the details.The Master Plan’s main objective is to give students a clear path to high school graduation starting from Kindergarten, according to Mercy Santoro, Associate Superintendent of School Support Services at Pasadena Unified.“When we look at the roadmap this plan contains — a short-term goal of one year and a long term of five — we build on the idea of having a strong K-12 pathway for public education so people know where they begin and where they’ll end,” Santoro said.McDonald laid down his plan last year in order to shape the district to fit the needs of the community, Santoro said.“He adopted the mindset of developing an educational Master Plan that would be a way for the district to make a path forward over the course of the next five years to transform it in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the community,” Santoro said.Chief Facilities Officer Nelson Cayabyab is overseeing the Master Plan process along with Chief Academic Officer Shawn Bird. Together they will conduct a complete cost analysis and identify which programs are needed, according to Pasadena Unified’s website.“It is absolutely critical that we invest in state-of-the-art planning, not only to build capacity in our educational system, but also to ensure that the innovative and successful programs we envision are well supported by capital expenditures,” said McDonald on Pasadena Unified’s website.Santoro went on to say that Pasadena Unified plans to spend money on bolstering its STEM fields as a part of the plan.“We understand clearly the type of special, good-quality educational programs we need and where they’re going to be placed so that we can make the right investments to support educational opportunities,” Santoro said. “We have a strong focus on continuing to invest in our science, technology, engineering and math programs.”According to Santoro, some elements of the Master Plan were devised after the district reviewed the results of the 2016 Parent Survey, which was a questionnaire that asked parents of current and former Pasadena Unified students how to improve the district. The results of the survey were released this June.“The parents survey findings resonated with other issues that we had been hearing over and over again,” Santoro said. “Three keys from the parent survey that very much influenced elements of the Master Plan were safety, academic rigor and responsiveness.”The Board of Education’s meeting will take place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room located at 351 Hudson Avenue. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS read more
We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Private member’s bill C-571, which sought to amend the Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act, was defeated in the House of Commons May 14th, with 102 votes in favour and 155 against.Introduced by NDP MP Alex Atamanenko of British Columbia Southern Interior, the bill was intended to place restrictions on the slaughter of horses for human consumption.The bill was strongly supported by the Liberal and New Democratic parties, with all but two Conservatives voting against.Get more information on the bill and details on the voting here. Tags: Bill C-571, Alex Atamanenko, Meat Inspection Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act, Email* Horse Sport Enews read more
Pretty Lights is on an absolute tear in 2016, introducing his “Episodic Festival” series with a stacked live band in tow. It looks as though Derek Vincent Smith will continue the musical magic at the end of 2016, ushering in the New Year with a performance in New Orleans.Though a show has not been formally announced, Pretty Lights did post the following artwork displaying the city of New Orleans onto his social media outlets last night:We’re excited for whatever PL NYE 2016 brings! Stay tuned for more information regarding the venue and any support.
Danielle Brooks The Color Purple View Comments Related Shows Danielle Brooks Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Star Files If Danielle Brooks asks if you want a balloon animal, you say “hell yes.” Brooks, who’s making her Broadway debut as Sofia in The Color Purple, stopped by Late Night to show off her clown skills to Seth Meyers. They’re…a sight to behold. The Orange is the New Black favorite also recalled her gutsy Color Purple audition for director John Doyle, in which she assured him he could stop looking after he saw her. As we all know, it worked, and she didn’t even have to make him a balloon mouse! Check out the clips below and catch Brooks at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. read more
Alli stated that he would have been happy to roll back the years so he can compete as a jumper at this yearâ€™s African Championships having seen the facilities and equipment that are all in place for Asaba 2018.The former African Long Jump record holder also commended the LOC chairman for Asaba 2018 Solomon Ogba for his initiative to host a Delegate Registration Meeting, DRM.Alli noted that apart from the Olympic Games, Asaba 2018 is one of the few places they are having a DRM.â€œI must commend the LOC chairman for his initiative to have a DRM for Asaba 2018, since he has raised the bar for this edition of the African championships, future editions cannot go below the standards being set now.â€ He saidAlli recalled that initially, athletes at African Championships are housed in hostels before the host of one of the past editions changed the format to housing athletes in hotels.It is will now be on record that another innovation was added to biennial championships in Asaba Delta State.Over 52 African countries are expected at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships that would take place August 1-5 in Asaba, Delta State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Technical Director for Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, Yussuf Alli has expressed great optimism that Delta State will pass the scheduled inspection exercise by the Confederation of African Athletics, CAA this weekend.Alli stated that he is very positive because all that is required for the hosting of a successful championship is already in the place with the stadium and other equipment all on the ground as required by the CAA.â€œI am very happy with everything already in place, the stadium is ready now, we have ordered and already taken delivery of some of the best equipment available in the world and the everybody is eager to see the championship take off,â€ Alli was quoted as saying in a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, the Head of Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018. read more