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Reporters Without Borders condemns sacking and death threats against journalist

first_img March 8, 2021 Find out more News News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Syria February 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria to go further Organisation Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 12, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders has strongly protested against the reported dismissal of journalist Younes Khalaf, of the government daily Al-Thawra (Révolution), over an article he wrote on pollution of drinking water in north-east Al-Hassaka province.The sacking was reported by the Arabic-language online news website www.elpah.com that also said the journalist had received phoned death threats. Reporters Without Borders said the threats and harassment showed the determination of the Syrian authorities to control news. The same process was at work in preventing the Syrian and international press from effectively covering clashes in the past few days between security forces, Arab tribes and Kurdish groups that have caused a number of casualties.Obstacles to journalists’ freedom of movement and their ability to report has meant that it has not been possible to confirm how many have died, said the international press freedom organisation. In addition the Syrian authorities have blocked several Kurdish news sites that were reporting on events in the country, in particular www.amude.com, based in Germany.Khalaf apparently wrote a first article in Al-Thawra exposing corruption as one of the reasons for pollution of the region’s water. The article, that began with the sentence, “I smell the odour of corruption”, implicated the head of the water company in Al-Hassaka.The rest of the investigation and an open letter to Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri, was apparently published in the privately-owned Arabic-language newspaper The Economy. March 18, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns sacking and death threats against journalistlast_img read more

Court acquits press freedom activist and Thai Post journalists

first_imgNews News ThailandAsia – Pacific Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders hailed a Bangkok court’s decision today to acquit press freedom activist Supinya Klangnarong and Thai Post journalists of libel charges brought against them in December 2003 by the telecommunications company Shin Corp, which until recently belonged to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s family.“This is a good day for freedom of expression in Thailand,” the organisation said. “The verdict shows that the Thai courts are independent and are capable of acquitting people who criticise the prime minister, and we hope the outcome of this trial will convince the prime minister to decriminalize defamation.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We would also liked to congratulate Supinya Klangnarong for her exemplary struggle. Despite the risk to herself, she always insisted on her innocence and defended freedom of expression against the prime minister’s authoritarianism.”In handing down its verdict, the court said Klangnarong “did nothing other that express her opinion in good faith.” She never had the least intention of acting against Shin Corp but, on the contrary, acted only in the public good, the court continued, adding that this was her right as secretary-general of the Campaign for Popular Media Reform.Shortly before the verdict was announced, Shin Corp’s lawyers tried to withdraw their libel suits against the defendants, but the defendants blocked the attempt. Shin Corp’s lawyers had already suggested this possibility in January, shortly after Shin Corp was sold to a Singapore-based firm. They also tried to approach the defendants in recent weeks outside the courthouse proposing an amicable solution.“I always pointed out that this case was about a conflict of interest within the government and the decision that has just been taken is the proof,” Klangnarong told reporters after the verdict. “This is not a private case but a public one about press freedom,” she added. Her acquittal was greeted with applause from some 200 people outside the court.Klangnarong and Thai Post journalists had faced a fine of 400 million baht (8.5 million euros) and two years in prison over Klangnarong’s claim, published in the newspaper in July 2003, that Shin Corp had benefited from the fact that its founder had become prime minister.Reporters Without Borders and other press freedom organisations attended Klangnarong’s trial last year. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders welcomes the acquittal today of press freedom activist Supinya Klangnarong (photo) and Thai Post journalists of libel charges brought against them in December 2003 by Shin Corp, a telecommunications company which until recently belonged to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Help by sharing this information News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more March 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court acquits press freedom activist and Thai Post journalists June 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years to go further ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand August 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Mouthwatering Photos will Make You Crave Tacos

first_imgHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Just look at these scrumptious taco and enchilada photos on an empty stomach- we dare you. Frida knows tacos and this taco sampler includes five different kinds of meat fillings plus cilantro and onions from the salsa bar. The chicken enchiladas rojas are a steaming dish of comfort food served with rice and refried beans. These dishes are just the beginning, Frida Tacos has many other options including vegetarian options, soups and salads.Frida Tacos is located at 36 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena and near the Pasadena City College at 1731 E. Colorado Blvd. East Pasadena. 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Subscribe Photo Gallery Mouthwatering Photos will Make You Crave Tacos From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 | 3:20 pm Make a comment Business News Top of the 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Huntington Library Announces New Wing and Entrance to American Art Galleries to Open in October

first_img Rendering of the exterior of The Huntington’s latest expansion of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing, set to open to the public on October 22, 2016. The new entrance faces a path leading from the Huntington Art Gallery through the Shakespeare Garden. Frederick Fisher and Partners.The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today that its new 8,600 square-foot addition to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art will open on Oct. 22.Named after the lead donors for the $10.3 million building project, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing includes 5,000 square feet of gallery space with an inaugural exhibition of more than 200 works from the Fieldings’ esteemed collection of 18th- and early19th-century American works—including paintings, furniture, and related decorative art—some of which are promised gifts to The Huntington. The exhibition will offer important insights into the world of American art practice and culture of the time.“The collection, display, and contextualization of historical American art is among our chief priorities,” said Laura Skandera Trombley, president of The Huntington. “And the educational and inspirational value of the new wing is immeasurable. It will bring to light unforgettable works made with American originality, and is sure to delight and surprise visitors of all ages. We are profoundly grateful to Jonathan and Karin Fielding for their vision and generosity.”In related news, the original portion of the Scott Galleries, which has been undergoing reconfiguration and reinstallation, will reopen on June 18. It will feature a new room highlighting works from the Gail-Oxford Collection, a recent bequest to The Huntington of 18th-century works of American decorative art; a redesigned Dorothy Collis Brown Wing displaying works by Arts and Crafts architects Charles and Henry Greene; sweeping, long sightlines across galleries; and improved visitor flow. Also opening in the original portion of the building on June 18 is a focused loan exhibition, “Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene” in the Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing (on view through Oct. 3).Fielding Wing ArchitectureDesigned by Frederick Fisher and Partners, who also designed the Lois and Robert F. Erburu Gallery (a 2005 addition to the same building), the new Fielding Wing features eight new rooms for art display as well as a stately glass entrance and lobby on the south side of the building that mirrors those on the north side.The entrance, along with a reconfiguration of some of the rooms of the existing building, will improve visitor flow and make entering the galleries (that will total 26,000 square feet of display space) more inviting and intuitive. The new entry will draw visitors to the galleries naturally, with the glass lobby serving as a beacon from a popular path that leads through the Shakespeare Garden from the Huntington Art Gallery, where the renowned European art collection is displayed. In addition, the entry allows easy access to and from the historic Rose Garden Tea Room and Café.Frederick Fisher and Partners also are designing the inaugural exhibition.With this expansion of the Scott Galleries (the third since 2009), The Huntington will be the home of one of the largest displays of historic American art in the Western United States.Artist Unknown, Early Portrait of a Woman with a Bowl of Cherries, ca. 1770–1780, oil on panel, 28 × 23 × 2 1/2 in. Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.Fielding Collection Exhibition“While the Fieldings have been collecting American art for a relatively short time, they have developed a focused and important body of historical works,” said Kevin Salatino, Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections at The Huntington. “We plan to highlight these in a creative installation that enhances their educational content as well as their powerful aesthetic qualities.”With more than 700 examples of American painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, metal, needlework, and other related decorative arts, the Fieldings’ collection is widely regarded as one of the most significant of its kind in the United Sates. The initial display of works will be grouped variously by the function of the objects, the materials from which they are made, and through the themes that they embody.In its rich diversity, the Fielding Collection offers a rare opportunity to explore early American history through objects made for daily use and through images of the everyday people who used them. Highlights of the collection include a rare painting on panel made about 1834 by Sheldon Peck (1797–1868) portraying Samuel and Eunice Judkins, residents of Ulster County, New York; a striking portrait of a woman with a bowl of cherries, painted on panel about 1770 to 1780; a high chest of drawers made about 1774 by the Connecticut-based Eliphalet Chapin (1741–1807); a Windsor low-back settee with distinctive steam-bent arm rail made in Lancaster County, Pa., between 1760 and 1780; a rare pair of needlework pockets from about 1775, used by a woman to carry sewing implements and other items; and a Connecticut tall-case clock, with richly painted decoration and wooden works, signed by Riley Whiting (1785–1835) and made in Windsor, Conn., between 1819 and about 1828.About The Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American ArtBegun in earnest in 1979, when the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation of Pasadena, made a major gift to The Huntington in memory of art collector, patron, and philanthropist Virginia Steele Scott (1905-1975), The Huntington’s collection of American art has grown from an initial 50 paintings to nearly 13,000 objects. Recent acquisitions include works by Milton Avery (1885-1965), Richard Estes (b. 1932), Sargent Claude Johnson (1888–1967), and Helen Lundeberg (1908–1999), as well as the Gail-Oxford Collection of 18th-century decorative art.First opened in 1984 with 6,800 square feet of gallery space, the Scott Galleries were expanded to 16,300 square feet with the addition of the Lois and Robert F. Erburu Gallery and completely reinstalled in 2009 to cover the history of art in the United States from the colonial period to the mid-20th century. In July of 2014, The Huntington expanded the display of American art further by opening more than 5,000 feet of gallery space focusing on works of 20th- century art in an area previously used for storage.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found at huntington.org.Visitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org. 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. 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Herbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Make a comment center column 2 Huntington Library Announces New Wing and Entrance to American Art Galleries to Open in October Original portion of the galleries will reopen after reconfiguration and reinstallation on June 18 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 11:32 am 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

A Musical Harvest at “Backyard Pleasures”

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Gatherings A Musical Harvest at “Backyard Pleasures” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 17, 2016 | 5:42 am Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday As any gardener knows, some plants are annuals while others are perennials. And what holds true for plants also holds true for music. Beethoven’s and Mozart’s symphonies are beloved centuries after their composition; Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole remain Unforgettable, as do legends ranging from Tito Puente and Celia Cruz to Tan Dun and Komitas; and, of course, just this month, Bob Dylan received a Nobel Prize.Meanwhile, here in Pasadena, supporters of Clazzical Notes – a curated music-education program designed to cross social and ethnic lines by increasing its audiences’ awareness and appreciation of the diverse communities in which they live – recently gathered at the home of Diane and Craig Martin to celebrate the program’s re-launching. Guests at “Backyard Pleasures” listened to music provided by Colors of Autumn, sampled “small bites” generously provided by the Raymond Restaurant, desserts by Sweet and Savory of San Marino and coffee courtesy of Black Drop Coffee Roasters.“From its first production under the aegis of The Pasadena Symphony, Clazzical Notes was a huge hit,” explains Jerri Price-Gaines, who produced the original program. “Eventually, due to the orchestra’s budget constraints, Clazzical Notes was cancelled…but people never stopped asking when it would return. I’m pleased to announce that, in 2017, Clazzical Notes will indeed return, albeit no longer under the symphony’s umbrella but as its own entity. All of us involved are incredibly excited. We can’t wait to share our vision for the Clazzical Notes series with the community.”By partnering with a diverse array of cultural community centers and non-profit organizations, Clazzical Notes is committed to enriching the lives of middle and high school students, families, youth groups, active seniors and others.“Those of us in the audience will have an incredible opportunity to experience a multitude of musical styles and genres,” explains Prentice Deadrick, Board President. “We’ll also discover the ‘music’ within the spoken word, hearing stories inspired by leaders revered within their culture.”Adds Board member Vivian Chan, “By providing historical insight into the artists’ perspectives on what influenced their musical interpretations and encouraging dialog about these perspectives, Clazzical Notes will build bridges within our community. I’m personally most excited about the opportunity we’ll have not only to hear the artists perform but engage with them.”The opening Clazzical Notes performance will take place on February 19, 2017 at First AME Church in Los Angeles. Performances after this will take place at venues throughout Pasadena.“People are already marking their calendars,” says Jerri Price-Gaines. “Which only goes to prove what we’ve believed from the beginning at Clazzical Notes. Cultures may vary widely, but the power of music connects all.”The mission of Clazzical Notes is to foster the understanding of diverse cultures and our common humanity through the unifying language of music and spoken word. For more information about Clazzical Notes, visit www.clazzicalnotes.com. Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Subscribe Top of the News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img 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’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy top box 10 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 3:06 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News More Cool Stuff 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Here’s What’s On Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee Agenda

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Here’s What’s On Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee Agenda By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 1:28 pm More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Public Safety Committee will hear a presentation on local use of force policies and discuss civilian oversight at Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee.The committee will “consider civilian oversight” according to the agenda and conduct a review of prior analysis (2016) of police oversight models and a poll of community perceptions of policing in Pasadena.The meeting begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and can be viewed at http://pasadena.granicus.com/mediaplayer.php?camera_id=2&publish_id=9According to the poll “Community Perceptions of Policing in Pasadena,” released in April 2016, African Americans had negative perceptions of local police.The poll of 1,200 people was conducted at that time by USC criminalist Lisa Graziano, who also pointed out that by an overwhelming majority, Pasadena residents expressed support for the police, but minorities said they still believed they were being unfairly targeted by law enforcement.• 70 of those polled said they believed police engaged in racial profiling.• 60 percent of black respondents said they believed police stopped people without a good reason.• 53 percent found verbal and physical abuse to be a problem.• 37 percent said they found offensive language to be an issue during encounters with local officers.• On the opposite end of the spectrum, only 29 percent of white residents found racial profiling to be a problem.• 39 percent of all respondents ranked racial profiling as their biggest concern when dealing with police,• 37 percent overall said stopping people without a good reason and use of force was among their second biggest concern.Physical and verbal abuse came in third with 32 percent, and just 22 percent said they were concerned about offensive language.• 78 percent majority of residents believe in the PPD, expressing confidence in the department’s ability to do its job well.The committee will also see a presentation by Chief of Police John Perez regarding Pasadena Police Department’s use of force policies and an oral report on the department’s response to local demonstrations as well as threats to persons and property.Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton, who sits on the committee, called for a discussion of police oversight after the officer involved death of George Floyd. Floyd’s death set off a number of riots and protests across the country.That situation has forced the country to once again delve into conversations about race and how Black people, mostly men, are treated by the police.But it has also forced White Americans to see racism differently as young white progressives have taken to the streets alongside African Americans calling for change.The inclusion of White Americans may have prompted more people in the media to discuss the matter.And it may be having an impact.Several police officers across the country have been arrested for assault during the protests.The four police officers in the George Floyd incident have been arrested and charged with crimes.In several communities, there is talk of defunding the police and using funds for more social services.This past weekend, Pasadena’s powerful local police union denounced the actions of the officers in Minnesota.“We are not Minneapolis and proud of the work we do day in and day out to support our community and all who live, work and visit here,” said David Llanes, a decorated 27-year police veteran, 24 years with the Pasadena Police Department, “who is a proud Officer of Asian Pacific Islander (API) descent.”On Sunday, the department announced the suspension of the carotid sleeper hold, which cuts off blood supply to the brain. The hold has not been used by officers this year, a Pasadena police department spokesman told Pasadena Now.Local residents have called for oversight of the police department for years to no avail.Last week, a majority of the members of the City Council told Pasadena Now, they were open to having the conversation about police oversight.In a comment to the committee, former Mayor Bill Paparian, who led the push to form the committee and served as its first chairman said civilian oversight will not be easy, but it must be done.“Fortuna Favet Fortibus” in Latin means “Fortune favors the brave,” Paparian said. “If there was ever a time in your political careers to rise to the occasion and be brave, this is that time. This will not be easy for you to do. But when the history of the current era in our City’s political history and indeed our nation is recorded you will be remembered for what you do today, tomorrow, and next week on the question of finally establishing civilian oversight of the Pasadena Police Department.” Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Ban on LA County In-Person Dining to Take Effect on Wednesday; Pasadena Restaurants Not Affected

first_img Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Photo by James CarboneA ban prohibiting in-person dining at L.A. County restaurants will go into effect at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.Pasadena will not be impacted by the ban.At Monday’s Pasadena City Council meeting city officials announced they were still monitoring the data and were not shuttering in-person dining.But late Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors rejected a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn to reconsider the ban on outdoor dining being imposed due to a surge in coronavirus cases.The ban was announced Sunday night when the county’s five-day average of daily new cases topped the threshold of 4,000.The threshold was established by the county last week, along with a more restrictive tier that would trigger a new stay-at-home order if the daily five-day case average topped 4,500. The county reached that threshold Monday.The county restriction ends in-person dining for three weeks.“Businesses have made incredible sacrifices to align with safety protocols to remain open in order to pay their bills and feed their families,” Supervisor Barger said. “Our hospitalization rates are among the lowest we’ve seen. Yet, the rationale for further closures is tied to the number of patients in the hospital. We’ve come a long way to support workers and residents who are struggling to stay afloat and should not regress on the progress we’ve made.”The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation predicted that approximately 700,000 jobs in the food industry would be lost during this shutdown.The LAEDC also highlighted that approximately 75% of all projected job losses would be those earning $50,000 or less.The California Restaurant Association unsuccessfully attempted to stop the action with a restraining order. A judge did allow a lawsuit to continue.“The recent order with no stated scientific basis from L.A. County singles out a specific industry and could jeopardize thousands of jobs,” Jot Condie, president/CEO of the California Restaurant Association, said in a statement announcing the legal challenge. “There are thousands of restaurants and many thousands more employees who could be out on the street right before the holiday season.”Association attorney Dennis Ellis told reporters he was disappointed in the ruling, but said the organization hasn’t seen any evidence that outdoor dining — which was already restricted to half of overall capacity last week — has fueled the coronavirus surge.“We have not been able to see what the county has to support the notion that outdoor dining at 50% capacity, consistent with what the governor has authorized in his blueprint, is inappropriate and needs to be shut down,” Ellis said.“Outdoor dining is probably more dangerous in terms of contagion than any other kind of business,” Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said earlier. She said diners at restaurants “sit for hours with no masks on” and are in close proximity to servers and patrons walking by.Long Beach, which has its own health department, also plans to bar in-person dining Wednesday night. The Long Beach Restaurant Association blasted the move and plans to hold a news conference Wednesday demanding a meeting with city and county health officials.In a statement, the association accused health officials of attacking an “easy target” to blame for the surge in cases, without any evidence. 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A call for Limerick’s young food hero

first_imgNew click’n’collect online service will bring relief to food producers No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses affected by COVID-19 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WhatsApp Previous articleLifebuoy vandal told to deal with his demonsNext articleJurors have responsibility in administration of justice Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Leading chefs Ciaran Elliott, Wade Murphy, Kevin Thornton, Acting General Secretary of Euro-Toques Manuela Spinelli, Paul Kelly and Ross Lewis.Leading chefs Ciaran Elliott, Wade Murphy, Kevin Thornton, Acting General Secretary of Euro-Toques Manuela Spinelli, Paul Kelly and Ross Lewis.Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE culinary conversation got colourful as some of Ireland’s leading chefs Ross Lewis, Kevin Thornton, Paul Kelly and Wade Murphy joined forces to launch the search for Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013. The theme of this year’s prestigious competition is “Food Memories: Your Interpretation?”.Now in its 23rd year, the competition is calling out to all young chefs in Limerick, of any background, aged between 18-26 to enter the competition at www.youngchef.ie.Closing date for the online entries is September 23rd.Euro-Toques are looking for three simple winning ingredients when it comes to selecting successful candidates for Young Chef of the Year – talent, enthusiasm and a passion for Irish food and heritage. Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 in association with Fáilte Ireland is looking to identify young talents who have the potential to represent and define the Irish culinary scene, drawing from our land, traditions and culinary heritage.The theme for the 2013 competition is ‘Food Memories: Your Interpretation?’ and it will be carried right through to the final event; where the young chefs will use the past as an inspiration for the future, in order to create contemporary dishes that reflect re-imaginings of flavours, ingredients and presentation.The culinary competition will conclude on November 24th when the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 will be announced at an exclusive event in Dublin by a prestigious judging panel, which will include prominent Irish chefs and guest judges.Speaking at the launch Wade Murphy, President Euro-Toques Ireland and Chef/Proprietor 1826 Adare said,” This is definitely one of our Euro-Toques’ most important campaigns. The Young Chef of the Year competition gives us the chance to meet with thefuture of Irish cooking. We aim to seek out young chefs that look and thinkbeyond the kitchen and take pride in working with locally sourced ingredients. What’s important to us as an organisation is that the chefs should stand by Euro-Toques core principles of local and seasonal sourcing, protecting our traditions and culinary heritage.”Helen McDaid, Fáilte Ireland’s Food Manager, commented, “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to work with Euro-Toques Ireland and their Young Chef of the Year Competition. Ireland is currently undergoing aculinary revolution and we need to ensure our young culinary talents and food tourism reputation become as recognised and valued as our produce. It is also crucial that we harness the potential of those young chefs who are championing true food tourism values such as local and seasonal sourcing, culinary heritage, and the best use of food to really create an authentic Irish experience.”Also joining the conversation at the launch today was Ciaran Elliott, Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2012 who commented,” Last year’s competition was the highlight of my career so far. I got to meet so many influential mentors during each stage and it was the perfect opportunity for me to develop my skills further while promoting Irish cooking with Failte Ireland and Euro-Toques.”For more information on the competition and online entry form log onto www.youngchef.iecenter_img Pigtown Culture & Food Series is back Twitter Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April LifestyleNewsA call for Limerick’s young food heroBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2013 1453 Linkedin TAGSchefsEuro-Toquesfeaturedfood Advertisementlast_img read more

New accommodation needed for trafficking victims

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Thomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural Day RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement by Kathy MastersonSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] migrant rights organisation Doras Luimní is calling on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to provide alternative accommodation for victims of human trafficking, who are currently housed in direct provision centres.“We would be very critical of the Government policy since 2007 of housing trafficking victims in direct provision centres while the investigations are ongoing.“Victims of trafficking, and sex trafficking in particular, are especially vulnerable, they have suffered a lot of trauma and some would be suffering with post traumatic stress,” explained Patricia Stapleton, anti-trafficking officer with Doras Luimní.This week a report was submitted to Minister Fitzgerald criticising Ireland’s treatment of both asylum seekers and victims of trafficking.The report, compiled by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Focus Ireland, Sonas Housing and Nasc, has called for short-term emergency accommodation and more support facilities to be made available to victims of sex traffickers.The submission of the report coincides with the release of figures from the Central Statistics Office showing a 133 per cent increase in human trafficking offences in Ireland between June 2013 and June 2014.According to Ms Stapleton, direct provision centres are “wholly inappropriate” for the needs of human trafficking victims.“They have to share rooms with other people, there is open access and they don’t get the support they need. They are victims of human rights abuses and they should be entitled to more appropriate accommodation for their needs.We would be advocating for the Minister to create an alternative housing solution for victims of human trafficking,” she saidMs Stapleton revealed that, like asylum seekers, victims of human traffickers can also be left living in direct provision centres for extended periods of time, which can have a negative impact on mental health.She added that the living conditions can cause some of the victims to suffer “secondary trauma in addition to the trauma they have already suffered”. NewsNew accommodation needed for trafficking victimsBy John Keogh – September 25, 2014 801 Email TAGSDoras LuimníHuman TraffickingJustice Minister Frances Fitzgerald center_img Linkedin Print Concern over migrant families being accommodated in hotels Free Céilí Afro Dabke workshops and performance Limerick celebrates Africa Day Doras Luimní hold events in Limerick for World Refugee Day Previous articleLimerick councillor not ready to dump landfill proposalNext articleNew Limerick council tenants already in deep water John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Doras supports more than 1,200 peoplelast_img read more