Journalist assaulted twice after linking president’s relative to deadly concert stampede

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more May 15, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist assaulted twice after linking president’s relative to deadly concert stampede News to go further November 12, 2019 Find out more News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa center_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Tunisia News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders today condemned two physical attacks in the past two weeks on journalist Slim Boukhdir after he accused a member of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s family of being responsible for a stampede at a pop concert on 30 April in which seven young people were killed.“Boukhdir is one of the small group of journalists and human rights activists who have not given up and who wage a daily battle to defend civil liberties in Tunisia,” the press freedom organisation said. “As a result, plain-clothes police wait for him outside his home and follow him wherever he goes.”The first attack on Boukhdir was on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, outside the Tunis building where lawyer Radia Nasraoui has her office. Plain-clothes police blocked his way and assaulted him, kicking him and calling him a “traitor” and a “spy.”The second attack took place today as he left an Internet café. This time his assailant was an individual he had previously seen in the company of the policemen who are in charge of watching him. He managed to find refuge in the nearby offices of the International Association for the Support of Political Prisoners.Boukhdir linked these attacks to the articles he wrote about the death of seven people at a concert in Sfax (270 km south of Tunis) that was part of Lebanese TV’s version of the Star Academy song competition. He blamed the deaths on the negligence of the concert’s organiser, who is a relative of the president’s wife, Leïla Ben Ali.President Ben Ali is on the Reporters Without Borders list of the world’s 34 worst press freedom predators. December 26, 2019 Find out more Organisation Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”last_img read more

Polytechnic Becomes 5th School OK’d by City Health Department to open for PreK-2nd Grade Students

first_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Education Polytechnic Becomes 5th School OK’d by City Health Department to open for PreK-2nd Grade Students The college prep private day school is the first school to be approved in November By JOEY REAMS Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 6:44 pm 44 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment 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 * Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty 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. 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 Business Newscenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Polytechnic School has become the fifth local school to have its waiver to reopen for pre-kindergarten through second-grade students approved by the city Health Department, and the first school to get permission in November.Last month, city Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh said that more than 40 schools were eligible for waivers.“Your waiver application has been approved by both the Pasadena Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health. This waiver allows in-person instruction for grades PreK-2nd at your institution, as applicable, in compliance with your application and reopening plan as submitted,” wrote city Health Department Deputy Director Manuel Carmona in the Nov. 2 notice.Polytechnic School joins High Point Academy, Sequoyah School, Chandler School, and St. Philip the Apostle School in having waivers approved.All the schools have been warned that they could be forced to close again in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.In Pasadena, school waiver application components have been posted for two months to allow schools to prepare for reopening. City Health Department officials have been visiting local schools to provide hands-on consulting.Contract talks between the Pasadena Unified School District and the union representing its teachers, United Teachers of Pasadena, are ongoing. The district does not expect to fully open schools for in-person instruction this year.“We expect to maintain an ongoing conversation with schools that have reopened under the waiver process so that we may continue to provide technical assistance and support,” Carmona wrote in his letter to Polytechnic School.“As community conditions change and science evolves, we may require you to evolve your application and/or reopening plan and update your posted documents,” he wrote. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler Visits Caribbean Island of Martinique

first_img View post tag: Royal View post tag: Martinique View post tag: of View post tag: Auxiliary View post tag: Ruler Share this article RFA Wave Ruler made a visit to the Caribbean island of Martinique from the 23rd to 26th September. This was the second time the ship had visited the island, with the first visit in April 2007.RFA Wave Ruler has previously been stationed in the Far East, Gulf and as APT(S) (Atlantic Patrol Task (South)) in the South Atlantic, supporting the Falkland Islands as well as working in territorial waters around the UK.Patrolling the North Atlantic and Caribbean, RFA Wave Ruler’s primary role is to provide support to the UK Overseas territories and strengthen the UK Government’s commitment in the region. This role includes providing regional support in the event of natural disasters such as hurricanes.With an extensive range of disaster relief stores Wave Ruler is capable of providing food, water and shelter where required. Additionally the ship and her crew can provide medical and humanitarian aid, together with technical assistance using their training, skills, knowledge and experience.Whilst at sea working in support of local defence and police forces, from a host of Caribbean nations, together with United States Coast Guard, RFA Wave Ruler has been conducting maritime patrols.RFA Wave Ruler and her Commanding Officer Captain Stephen Norris RFA hosted VIPs for an official reception on Friday 23rd September. The ship’s company also took part in a football match against Marine Nationale.Capt Norris said: “We are delighted to be in Martinique. The visit confirms our commitment in the Caribbean and offers the opportunity to work closely with allies on regional issues.“Wave Ruler’s primary role is to support UK Overseas Territories in the event of natural disasters and contribute to regional law enforcement.“The ship’s company are looking forward to the visit and the opportunity to experience Martinique.”[mappress]Source: royalnavy, October 03, 2011 View post tag: fleet View post tag: wavecenter_img View post tag: Island October 3, 2011 View post tag: Caribbean Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler Visits Caribbean Island of Martinique Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler Visits Caribbean Island of Martinique View post tag: visitslast_img read more

Freddie McGregor and Marcia Griffiths performing next week in Lauderhill

first_imgThe City of Lauderhill presents Freddie McGregor, O.D. and Marcia Griffiths, O.D. in concert on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 7pm at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.Internationally acclaimed, Grammy nominated singer, Freddie McGregor, O.D., has made significant contributions to Reggae music since its inception. His undeniable vocal availability boasts hits like, “Push Come To Shove,” “Africa Here I Come,” “I was Born A Winner,” “Guantanamera,” his chart-topping hits, “Big Ship,” ” Lock Dem Down,” and “Bangarang,” and American soul classics like, “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely,” and “Can I Change My Mind.” With his profound natural talent, influenced by legends Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy and many others, Freddie finessed his craft to become one of reggae’s greatest singers of all time! Be at the LPAC, as he performs his chart-topping hits!Marcia Griffiths is The Empress of Reggae Music, the Most Honorable Marcia Griffiths, O.D., First Lady of Songs, Female Vocalist Supreme. In a career spanning 40 years to date and still going strong, she hits high points internationally as a soloist and as a duo with Bob Andy, as “Bob and Marcia”. She has toured the world as a member of the I-Threes with Bob Marley and the Wailers. She hit the Billboard chart with “Electric Boogie Song” and created a world class dance, the Electric Slide. Since, she has performed all over the world and is known as “one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica,” and now is your chance to see her live in your city – as she performs her hits “All My Life,” “Love Is Automatic,” “Live On,” “Dreamland,” and more!Tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 954-777-2055 or online at lpacfl.com.last_img read more