Somalia : Puntland authorities persecute former radio station manager

first_img News October 22, 2019 Somalia : Puntland authorities persecute former radio station manager SomaliaAfrica ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia After a police raid on the radio station, Mohamed was summoned to appear before a military court on 28 September but, because of an outcry about the case, the court ruled that it was not competent to try a civilian and issued an apology. The Puntland authorities nonetheless forced him to resign as Radio Daljir’s manager and finally arrested him. News Receive email alerts Also known as “Tallman,” Mohamed was due to appear in court yesterday in Garowe, Puntland’s capital, on charges of public incitement and defamation, but the hearing was adjourned until tomorrow.  RSF already denounced the sharp decline in media freedom in Puntland in a press release on 24 September, two days after the information minister told journalists they would have to register with his ministry and threatened to revoke the accreditations of those who did not act in a sufficiently professional manner. In early September, he closed the Puntland Times news website after it covered a protest by ministry employees demanding back pay. Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed. Crédit : Nusoj February 24, 2021 Find out more Mohamed is the second journalist to be jailed in Somalia in the past few weeks. Freelancer Abdulkadir Barre Moallim has been held without any formal charge in Baidoa, the capital of the southwestern Bay region, since 25 September, after he covered a rally by opponents of the region’s president. Somalia is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. SomaliaAfrica ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment center_img to go further March 2, 2021 Find out more The authorities have had Mohamed in their sights ever since early September, when his radio station, Radio Daljir, reported that a detainee had died as a result of having been tortured during police interrogation. Help by sharing this information RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the persecution of journalists in northeastern Somalia’s autonomous Puntland region, including Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed, who has been held since his arrest on 17 October after being forced to stand down as the manager of a popular radio station. News January 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en “We strongly condemn the way the local authorities are persecuting this journalist and, indeed, all of Puntland’s independent media,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “We call on Somalia’s federal government and all of the country’s partners to put pressure on the Puntland authorities to release this journalist and to end their harassment of media outlets that try to perform a watchdog role.” Follow the news on Somalia RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalistslast_img read more

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Announces Luxury Travel Package with Santa Anita Park

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has introduced a limited-edition luxury package in honor of this year’s spring and summer meet dates at Santa Anita Park, home to The 2014 Breeder’s Cup World Championships.Providing access to the most exclusive settings of both the hotel and the track as well as valet parking at each location, the Race You to The Club Package features an overnight stay on The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Club Level. Guests of the hotel’s Club Level receive exclusive access to The Club Lounge and its five complimentary culinary and beverage presentations throughout the day. The Club Level also provides bespoke concierge services, premium Internet access, complimentary garment pressing and a further array of benefits and amenities.When visiting Santa Anita during their stay, package guests will receive entry to the newly renovated Club House, complete with tile technology television screens, outdoor seating and a new sports bar. Club House guests enjoy great views of the track’s first turn and finish line, complete wagering services and access to the Box Seat area, FrontRunner, Club House Terrace, Turf Terrace and dining overlooking the track.The Race You to The Club Package* includes:• Luxurious Overnight Accommodations on The Club Level.• Club House Admission at Santa Anita Park• Overnight Valet Parking at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena• Valet Parking at Santa Anita Park• Package starts at $379• Valid to June 29, 2014*All packages are subject to availability and are not valid with any other special or promotion. For additional information or to make a reservation, dial (626) 568-3900 or book here. Fans can follow The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on Facebook and Twitter. The hotel is located at 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena.About The Langham Huntington, PasadenaCapturing the grace and elegance of classic Southern California, The Langham Huntington is an iconic landmark hotel located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in beautiful Pasadena. A renowned Pasadena hotel for 100 years, the property features 380 guestrooms including 38 suites, eight cottages, world-class dining and spa treatments based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine. For more information, visit http://pasadena.langhamhotels.comAbout Santa Anita ParkSanta Anita Park officially opened Christmas Day in 1934. The track is home to a number of prestigious races including the Santa Anita Derby and Santa Anita Handicap. It has been the home of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships multiple times with the Championships again returning in 2014. Santa Anita Park has recently embarked on a multimillion dollar renovation project focusing primarily on updating and enhancing the facilities both inside and out. Recent renovations include a variety of new contemporary food eateries located in the Club House Mezzanine and a beautiful update to the classic Chandelier Room.Santa Anita’s current season has been extended and will run till June 29th. Follow Santa Anita at https://twitter.com/santaanitapark , www.facebook.com/santaanitapark, and http://instagram.com/santaanitapark/ . 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Cover Story The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Announces Luxury Travel Package with Santa Anita Park From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 11:20 am 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 Make a comment Top of the News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.last_img read more

The EC proposes a fairer approach to closing borders, common criteria as well as mapping of regions

first_img“We want things to be simpler. We propose simple, non-discriminatory criteria that Member States can easily apply and that can be communicated to European citizens in an appropriate way.Said Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders The information should also be available on the online platform “Re-open EU”With a link to a map he publishes weekly European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Certainly a fairer way to approach the whole issue, which would justify the meaning of the EU as a synergy of all countries. Exactly the same criteria were proposed by Croatia, that the epidemiological situation is viewed by region, and only Germany acted according to the same. Of course, the goal is to ensure the movement of people. All states are expected to comment on this topic in the coming weeks. Commissioner of the Interior Ylva Johansson she said how since March, the commission has been making recommendations to member states regarding internal and external border controls. “Today’s measures are based on these results so that we can take full advantage of the Schengen area. That is why we want a clear “green, orange, red” system, not a kaleidoscope of individual measures.” Provided that the testing rate on a weekly basis in the Member State of departure is over 250 per 100 000 persons, the Commission proposes that Member States should not restrict the free movement of persons traveling from another Member State in cases where: Common color code total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 per 100 people in a given area in a 000-day periodPercentage of positive tests out of all COVID-19 tests performed in a given area during a seven-day periodthe number of COVID-19 tests performed on 100 individuals in a given area over a seven-day period. Member States should provide this information to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control on a weekly basis and should also provide regional level to ensure that the measures can be targeted only to areas for which it is absolutely necessary. common criteria and thresholds Member States to introduce travel restrictionsmapping common criteria agreed color codea common framework for measures applicable to travelers from high-risk areasClear and timely informing the public about all restrictions The Commission proposal identifies four main areas where close cooperation between Member States is needed: However, the problem has emerged because the national criteria for introducing measures restricting movement in the European Union currently vary greatly from country to country. The Commission therefore proposes that each Member State take into account the following criteria when introducing any restrictive measures: The key word and suggestion is common criteria EU or synergy, because it has been shown that countries have different approaches to putting a country on the red list, as we could see in the example of Croatia, as well as regional mapping of new cases. Also, all data would be sent to one central location, and labels, ie color codes for each region in the country would automatically appear. in the subject area, the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is less than 50 per 100 persons during the 000-day period ILIthe percentage of positive tests of all tests on COVID-19 conducted in the subject area is less than 3%. Conclusion “In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, Member States have adopted a number of measures, some of which have affected free movement. A well-coordinated, predictable and transparent approach to restricting freedom of movement is needed to prevent the spread of the virus, protect the health of citizens and safeguard the right to free movement within the Union. This is important for the millions of citizens who travel every day and depend on open borders, and crucial for our efforts to rebuild our economy in a safe way.”Emphasize from the EC. The European Commission adopted yesterday proposal for a Council recommendation to ensure that all Member States’ measures restricting free movement due to the coronavirus pandemic are coordinated and clearly communicated at EU level. To help Member States and travelers, the Commission proposes that the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control publish and update a map of EU / EEA countries each week on the basis of information provided by Member States, marking them with a common color code. The Commission proposes the following: Side dish: Proposal for a Council recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic green color for an area where the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is less than 25 over a 14-day period I percentage of positive tests from all tests performed on COVID-19 less than 3%orange color for the area in which the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is less than 50 during the 14-day period, ALI is the percentage of positive tests of all tests performed on COVID-19 3% or higher ILI the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is between 25 and 150, ALI the percentage of positive tests of all tests performed on COVID-19 is less than 3%red color for an area where the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is greater than 50 over a 14-day period I the percentage of positive tests from all tests performed on COVID-19 is 3% or higher ILI the total number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 is greater than 150 per 100 persons over a 000-day periodsivu color if there is insufficient information to assess the criteria proposed by the Commission ILI the number of COVID-19 tests performed on 100 individuals is less than 000.last_img read more

Lions picture spurs on O’Driscoll

first_img England’s visit to Dublin this weekend offers another opportunity to see off a rival at outside centre for the Test series against the Wallabies, with Manu Tuilagi his likely opposite number eight days after Welshman Jonathan Davies was outclassed. High praise greeted his performance in the championship opener at the Millennium Stadium, but O’Driscoll is far too seasoned a campaigner to take notice of the shifting sands of armchair Lions selection. “You’re not even flavour of the month now, you’re flavour of the moment,” he continued. “It’s not just one month on, one month off, now this is happening weekly and daily. You’re in the frame, then you’re gone, forgotten about. “You have to take it all with a pinch of salt. I like to think I am a decent judge of whether I’m in the mix or not. “It’s a huge honour to be a Lion – among the top 35 players in the four nations. “It is definitely an added incentive in the Six Nations in a Lions year, so you get your performances to as high a level as you can.” The Ireland centre has been installed as favourite to regain the post he filled in New Zealand eight years ago following his starring role in Saturday’s 30-22 RBS 6 Nations victory over Wales. “There’s more chat about the Lions now, more column inches. Every week there are new Lions teams for that week,” he said. Brian O’Driscoll may have delivered an emphatic “absolutely not” when asked if he had given any thought to the Lions captaincy, but the looming tour to Australia is still capturing his imagination.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

STRONACH GROUP NAMES JOE MORRIS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WEST COAST OPERATIONS, HIGHLY RESPECTED RACING EXEC TO STEP DOWN AS TOC PRESIDENT, EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 9

first_img(Sept. 14, 2015)–The Stronach Group announced today that Joe Morris has accepted the position of Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations for the Stronach Group, effective Nov. 9, 2015. Morris will step down as President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) at that time.As Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations, Morris will oversee operations at Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Training Center, and will report directly to Keith Brackpool, Chairman of West Coast Operations. In addition to his experience as President of the TOC since 2013, Morris previously served as General Manager of Golden Gate Fields and Vice President of Operations and Sales for the Stronach Group from 2011 to 2013.“We are so very pleased to welcome Joe Morris back to the Stronach Group,” said Brackpool. “Joe is an invaluable member of the California racing industry, and as we both further develop our facilities and our racing experience here in California, we believe this appointment will allow for continued growth and success for all involved.”“I am very proud of the accomplishments of TOC board and staff and the direction the organization has taken over the last two and a half years,” said Morris. “It has been a very productive and rewarding time for me,” he added, “but I’m excited at the opportunity to work with the Stronach Group again. I look forward to working with Keith and having the chance to advance two of California’s iconic racetracks and the greatest racing in the country.”TOC Chairman Mike Pegram noted, “We have made great strides over the past couple of years and are indebted to Joe for his unrelenting efforts, which have resulted in numerous benefits for our owners and the industry in general. Although he will be greatly missed, we are fortunate that Joe will continue to play an important role in California racing.”last_img read more