Reporters Without Borders condemns a decision by the Chinese authorities to place a journalist known by the name of Naranbilig under house arrest for a year after holding him for 20 days in Inner Mongolia. It also condemns the 3 May arrest of writer Zhou Yuanzhi, who may now be charged with “inciting subversion of state authority” as many other Chinese intellectuals and dissidents have already.“With just three months left to the Beijing Olympic Games, the authorities continue to jail people who express independent or critical views in different parts of the country,” the press freedom organisation said. “Whether it is a Mongol journalist or a writer in Hubei province, they are silenced with the same determination. Far from view, the repression continues as the games draw near.”Naranbilig, an independent journalist and human rights activist of Mongol origin, was arrested on 23 March at his home in Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. His family was not informed of his arrest until he was released on bail of 1,850 euros and placed under house arrest for one year beginning on 12 April. The police searched his home, confiscating his computer and many personal documents.The author of dozens of books and essays about the Mongol minority, Naranbilig edited a monthly magazine called Golonte (“Family Hearth”) that was banned in 2006 after only five issues. An ambassador of Mongol culture and traditions, he represented the Southern Mongolian nomad community in the World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous People (WAMIP).According to the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Centre (SMHRIC), he was arrested in an attempt to suppress the issue of minorities in Inner Mongolia, as has already been done in Xinjiang, in the north, and Tibet, in the west. Inner Mongolia’s leading political prisoner, the Mongol journalist Hada, has been detained since 1995 and is serving a 15-year sentence for “separatism” and “spying.” His family recently complained about the appalling conditions in which he is being held and the deterioration in his health.A writer and journalist aged 47, Zhou was arrested with his wife on 3 May in Zhongxiang, in the central province of Hubei, by the city’s State Security Bureau. According to the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, a writers’ association, he has not been seen since his arrest. His wife was released and placed under house arrest. It is impossible to reach their house by telephone.Zhou was expelled from the Communist Party in 1992 after writing an article for a Voice of America publication. The authorities have often criticised him for raising social problems and government corruption in the hundreds of articles he has written. The Zhongxiang police say they have lots of evidence that would allow them to prosecute him on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority.” May 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Repression of journalists continues with two more arrests April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further News Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en News March 12, 2021 Find out more
Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkmenistan Reporters Without Borders is baffled by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s rejection on 23 September of a draft resolution for the appointment of a special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Turkmenistan. The resolution was proposed by the European Union, Canada, Switzerland and Uruguay.“We express our total incomprehension at the UN’s inability to establish a mechanism for monitoring human rights in Turkmenistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is one of the world’s most repressive countries and it is vital to put pressure on the authorities to improve the situation of human rights and press freedom.”The Human Rights Council held an initial meeting behind closed doors on 15 September to look at the question of human rights in Turkmenistan. It met again on 23 September to consider the proposal to name an expert, and rejected it. No member of the council made any comment. As the council has no spokesperson, it is customary to regard its votes as a statement of its position.Turkmenistan was ranked 167th out of 169 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index and its president, Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov, is on the Reporters Without Borders list of press freedom predators and Internet enemies.The press freedom organisation is very concerned about journalist Annakurban Amanklychev and human rights activist Sapardurdy Khajiyev, who have been held in Turkmenbashi prison since 2006. They are serving seven-year sentences for helping a French TV producer prepare a report on Turkmenistan.The UN Human Rights Council was created on 15 March 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights. The council is a permanent body with 47 member countries that are elected for three-year terms by the UN General Assembly. An absolute majority is needed to be elected. December 18, 2020 Find out more March 13, 2020 Find out more October 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Incomprehension at UN Human Rights Council’s refusal to name special rapporteur for Turkmenistan TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries News March 31, 2020 Find out more News News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia
Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more News to go further Follow the news on Zimbabwe April 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Internet user freed on bail pending trial on subversion charge The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ZimbabweAfrica September 1, 2020 Find out more News Reports News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail RSF_en November 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes Internet user Vikas Mavhudzi’s release on bail on 31 March by the high court of the southwestern city of Bulawayo. Pending his trial, for which no date has yet been set, he is forbidden to travel more than 40 km out of Bulawayo.The press freedom organization urges the authorities to withdraw the subversion charge that was brought against him. He was arrested on 24 February for posting a message about Egypt’s revolution on Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Facebook page.————————————————————Facebook user jailed for message supporting Arab revolutions25.03.2011Reporters Without Borders condemns Internet user Vikas Mavhudzi’s detention for the past month on a charge of advocating the government’s overthrow in a message he posted on Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Facebook page. He is to remain in prison until his trial, for which no date has yet been set.Mavhudzi, 39, posted a message highlighting the impact of Egypt’s revolution and indicating his support for peaceful protests. “I am overwhelmed,” the message said. “What happened in Egypt is sending shockwaves to dictators around the world. No weapon but unity of purpose worth emulating, hey.”Mavhudzi was arrested on 24 February in the southwestern city of Bulawayo, where a judge refused to release him on bail on the grounds that he posed a threat to public safety. He has appealed to the High Court.Reporters Without Borders calls for his immediate release and the withdrawal of the charges against him.The authorities in Zimbabwe, like those in Equatorial Guinea and Sudan, have clearly been shaken by the scale of the unrest in the Arab world and are being extremely vigilant about content circulating online and inside the country.A total of 45 government opponents including Munyaradzi Gwisai, the head of a group called the International Socialist Organization, were arrested on treason charges on 19 February for watching video footage of the Egyptian protests at a public meeting. They have been freed pending trial but are still facing a possible death sentence. Receive email alerts ZimbabweAfrica
Nuevo Latino includes a bowl of Mexican salad (Baby corn, jicama, cucumber and tomato) with balsamic vinaigrette, Your choice of two of the following: Marinated Chicken breast accompanied with chipotle sauce, Grilled Top Sirloin steak with guajillo chile cream sauce or Fillet of fresh Salmon with tomatillo sauce, vegetables in season, saffron rice or Mexican potatoes, rolls and butter or tortillas if you wish instead. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Celebrate Grads and Dads From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 27, 2016 | 2:09 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News Yucatan Buffet includes a bowl of Mexican salad (Baby corn, jicama, cucumber and tomato) with balsamic vinaigrette, your choice of two of the following: Cochinita Pibil, PolloenEscabeche, Bistec de Cazuela, Polloen Mole or Lomitos de Valladolidjust to mention a few of our delectable Mayan entrees, your choice of cheese or spinach enchiladas and rice and black beans. El Portal is located at 695 East Green Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 795 8553 or visit www.elportalrestaurant.com for more information. Check their website for scheduled El Portal events such as Mariachis and guitar players on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Tequila Tastings, Summer events and more. Don’t miss the FUN!!! Mexican Buffet includes a Bowl of Mexican salad (Baby corn, jicama, cucumber and tomato) with balsamic vinaigrette. Your choice of two or three of the following partial list of entrees: Tilapia a la Veracruz, Chicken Monica, Steak or Chicken Picado, Mini chicken Mexican tamales with red sauce, served with rice and pinto bean and flour and corn tortillas. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 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. Make a comment Based on the number of guests you could be served Buffet style or they will print a special menu for your event which usually includes three entrée choices along with a salad and a beverage consisting of a soft drink, tea or coffee. Dessert can be offered at $ 3.00 to $ 4.00 per order. For parties of 30 people or more buffet service is very recommended – can choose from the number of delicious options. El Portal offers both private rooms and customized menus for your special events. Planning a huge party or a small family gathering, El Portal has you covered. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 * Community News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News You can choose either the Maya Room with a maximum seating of 75 people or their new charming Vanessa’s Cafe located just across from the main entrance of El Portal, we can seat small groups for meetings or private parties of 45 or less. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
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Community News County Reports 28 New COVID-19 Deaths Health officials also confirm 568 new cases of the virus CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, May 4, 2020 | 1:19 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The LA County Department of Public Health confirmed 28 new deaths and 568 new cases of the Coronavirus on Monday.To date, Public Health has identified 26,217 positive cases of the virus across all areas of LA County, and a total of 1,256 deaths since the outbreak began.“Our community has suffered many losses to COVID-19, and to the families and friends who are mourning their loved ones, we are deeply sorry, and we wish you healing and peace,” said Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health. “As we plan for our recovery, I want to emphasize that all of us share in the responsibility to reopen in a way that is safe and that does not cause a spike in COVID-19 cases that results in an overwhelmed health care system and deaths that could have been prevented. Recovery is a journey – one that will take many months – and I want us all to be prepared that there will be a ‘new normal’ during this period that will require us to continue to practice physical distancing and other infection control measures.”According to the release, 93 percent of people who died had underlying health conditions. Of those who died, information about race and ethnicity is available for 1,148 people (99 percent of the cases); 38 percent of deaths occurred among Latinx residents, 29 percent among White residents, 19 percent among Asian residents, 13 percent among African American residents, 1 percent among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander residents and 1 percent among residents identifying with other races. African Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and people living in communities with high levels of poverty continue to have the highest rate of death per 100,000 people for COVID-19 when compared to other groups. Upon further investigation, 13 cases and one death reported earlier were not LA County residents. As of today, 5,019 people who tested positive for COVID-19 (19 percent of positive cases) have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. Testing capacity continues to increase in LA County, with testing results available for nearly 173,000 individuals and 13 percent of people testing positive.The numbers were released about an hour after Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state is moving to Stage 2 of the reopening plan and some “low risk businesses” could reopen on Friday.Local areas are not required to comply with the order.The department said businesses and residents will need to continue to observe and practice physical distancing requirements and infection control precautions as county officials continue planning for recovery and relaxing select directives of the Safer at Home Order. 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. Top of the News Subscribe HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sophie Meredith is just one of the elite young athletes who could benefit from the West Limerick athletics facility.(Picture: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE)COUNCILLORS in Newcastle West have unanimously supported a proposal to fund a feasibility study to get a €1million athletic facility in County Limerick up and running.At a special area meeting, local representatives agreed that €50,000 should be set aside from the General Municipal Allocation (GMA) for special projects to fund the study after being told by the local authority executive that €50,000 was the minimum that could be set aside for special projects.Fianna Fail councillor Michael Collins, a member of the steering committee for the athletics facility, said it would benefit all of West Limerick as well as parts of North Cork and North Kerry.“This facility will be a home for local athletics clubs, schools and the disability sector and we need to make funds available to get it moving,” he added.Fine Gael councillor John Sheahan seconded the proposal and said it gave the council an opportunity to leave a legacy in West Limerick.Fianna Fáil councillor Francis Foley said Abbeyfeale would be an ideal centre for the facility and Newcastle West was a good location too.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne said a feasibility study was crucial to get the project off the ground and he was encouraged by meetings with Council chief executive Conn Murray that it would be carried out as soon as possible.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin asked the council executive to keep councillors updated on progress and the cost of the feasibility study, which is predicted to cost somewhere between €5,000 and €15,000.“I want to know if its looking like costing €20,000, €30,000 or €40,000. A feasibility study is a stepping stone to getting the ball rolling”, he added.Cllr Jerome Scanlan (FG) said that a privately owned site previously identified in Killeline as a suitable location was “perfect” for the athletics track.“We should provide reasonable funds. We don’t know where we will go from there, but the location we came up with at our last meeting is in my view the best,” he told councillors.The proposed facility, with an estimated total cost of €980,000, would be the first of its kind ever built in County Limerick. The proposal, put together by parents of children involved in athletics, disability groups and local athletics clubs, calls for the purchase of a seven acre site to accommodate an eight lane 400 metre track with parking, toilets, storage sheds and changing areas.Speaking after the special meeting in Newcastle West, local businessman Dan Cahill, a member of the steering committee, welcomed the “pro-active” approach to the proposal from councillors and the council executive.“The provision of a facility will give athletics a platform to develop and breath new life into the sport in the region. It will be a much needed amenity for those attending the Brothers of Charity Early Intervention Centre and will provide a massive back-up to Community Games in the region.“The athletics track will be a huge part of sporting infrastructure for schools. It will also help to integrate the large Eastern European community that have settled in the region over the past decade and, above all, it will be a fitness support and encouragement to the general public in the promotion of health, fitness and wellbeing,” he added. Facebook Email Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsFeasibility study to get Limerick athletics project up and runningBy Alan Jacques – March 27, 2015 1176 TAGSfeaturedlimerickMunicipal District of Newcastle West WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleGarryowen a ‘hotspot’ for antisocial behaviourNext articleLimerick teddy bear takes in the sights of Europe Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
WhatsApp Picture: Michael O’SullivanLeading sleep specialist, Lucy Wolfe will travel to Limerick as part of the CarePlus Pharmacy Baby Roadshows.Lucy will be in the Southport Hotel on Thursday 12th April from 9am to 12.30pm. To book a place visit the CarePlus Pharmacy Facebook page or at CarePlus pharmacy. Lucy will be joined by midwife Dorothy Buck at the event. TAGSBaby RoadshowsCarePlusLucy WolfemidwifeNiamh Lynchsleep specalistSouthport Hotel Facebook Linkedin Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext article24,876 pensioners in Limerick will see increase in their pension this week says Limerick Senator Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Lucy Wolfe, of Sleepmaters.ie said; “I’m very happy to work with CarePlus Pharmacy as a brand ambassador. Their pharmacists are at the centre of their individual communities, and already offer great advice to their customers. Through these roadshows, I hope I can spread the message that a good night’s sleep isn’t just a parental pipe-dream!” Advertisement The CarePlus Pharmacy Baby Events are free of charge and customers are asked to contact their local CarePlus Pharmacy to secure their place. Events are limited to 100 parents, so early booking is advised.More local news here. NewsLocal NewsSleep specialist to offer advice on babies in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 26, 2018 1761 Twitter Email Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up CarePlus Pharmacy commercial director Niamh Lynch said; “Becoming a parent is a wonderful thing, but it’s not without its challenges. Looking after all of our customers includes trying to help parents get a better night’s sleep. Lucy is the country’s leading expert on the subject, and will help CarePlus Pharmacy customers through appearances both on television and in person at our free roadshow events. It’s a measure of the CarePlus pharmacy commitment to our customers – no matter how young they are.” Known as the “baby whisperer”, Lucy will take part in a series of exclusive free events for CarePlus Pharmacy customers. The mother of four, a trained and certified sleep consultant, will offer invaluable tips and support to get babies to sleep through the night.Picture: Michael O’Sullivan Print This is one of a series of initiatives from CarePlus Pharmacy to offer support to new parents in their own communities. CarePlus Pharmacy knows that parents need lots of advice and support during the first few months, and dedicated in-store “Baby Advisors” are available in each of its community-focused stores across Ireland.