Supreme Court orders the release of journalist Bhaikaji Ghimire

first_img to go further Follow the news on Nepal News Organisation News Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Journalist with commercial Indian-based Nepal One television Matrika Paudyal, was questioned on 19 December in Kathmandu by members of the security forces. The young journalist was allowed to leave after several hours of questioning about her links with people running a pro-Maoist radio.On 13 November, soldiers beat up and then arrested Sharad Adhikari, correspondent for the daily Spacetime and the weekly Jannaastha in Ghorahi (western Nepal). He was released several hours later after the intervention of the president of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) in the Dang district.The same day soldiers questioned Babita Basnet, editor of the weekly Ghatna Ra Bichar for two hours about her sources for an article on the sidelining of a military secretary to the king.Security forces searched the hotel room on 8 November of Shahi Man Rai, correspondent for the daily Kantipur at Khotang (east Bhojpur district). They seized his notebook and also photos of Maoist rebels and destroyed buildings. He was questioned and threatened for four hours in a police station.On 3 November, Madhav Bidrohi, journalist with the daily Spacetime and president of the FNJ branch at Jhapa, south eastern Nepal, was detained and questioned for five hours by the security forces.Security forces seized documents written by journalists in the western Doti district, Chhatra Saud of Spacetime, D.R. Panta of Kantipur, Baburam Shestha of public Radio Nepal and Umesh Bhatta of the daily Farwest Time while they were preparing to send back a report to their editors in Kathmandu. The journalists had just finished reporting on the death of four students and six Moaist rebels in army firing at a Doti school. Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific August 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme Court orders the release of journalist Bhaikaji Ghimire Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information May 17, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific May 29, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Bhaikaji Ghimire, managing editor of the monthly Sama Drishti, was freed on 25 August 2005 after Supreme Court judges ruled that his detention was “illegal” and ordered his immediate release.He had been secretly held for 15 months, being moved from one barracks to another, from Bhairabnath, Shivapuri to Rajdad, all of them in the Kathmandu valley, and then finally to Nakkhu Prison.Ghimire, who was made to sleep on the bare floor, suffered regular death threats and was put through mock executions. He was convicted under the law against terrorist activities._______________________________________________________24.12.2003New wave of arrests of journalistsReporters Without Borders appeals to UN High Commissioner for human rightsReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) is extremely anxious about a wave of arrests and disappearances of journalists in Nepal, which represent a serious attack on the rule of law.Journalist Ram Krishna Adhikari, of the weekly Sanghu and the radio Times FM, has been missing since 10 December. A wave of arrests and kidnappings of journalists throughout the country followed the announcement of a cease-fire by the Communist Nepalese Party (CNP-Maoist) on 27 August 2003. At least 15 journalists are currently being detained in Nepal. Six of them were arrested after the cease-fire was broken. The government has given no information about them. The international press freedom organisation has called for their immediate release if no evidence can be brought implicating them in the Maoist rebellion.Reporters Without Borders also hopes that the Nepalese government will rapidly allow into the country UN special rapporteurs on freedom of expression and torture, along with members of the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary disappearances. In November 2002, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello, responded positively to a recommendation from Reporters Without Borders to establish a permanent representative of the High Commissioner in Nepal.Adhikari was seen for the last time on 10 December in Kathmandu during a meeting held by the Human Rights Organisation of Nepal (HURON). Editor of the weekly Sanghu Gopal Budhathoki, told Reporters Without Borders that his colleague, known for his articles critical of the authorities, had been arrested by plain-clothes police who accused him of supporting the Maoists. Reporters Without Borders fears for the physical safety of the journalist who may be tortured.Security forces arrested Bhai Kaji Ghimire, publisher of the monthly Samadristi, on 3 December while he was on his way to work in Kathmandu.Former journalist with the pro-Maoist newspaper Janadesh Dhan Bahadur Magar, an employee of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) in Kathmandu, was arrested by security forces on 18 November. He is being held in solitary confinement. He was previously detained for nearly four months in 2002, as a result of articles he wrote that were seen as favourable to the Maoists.Since November 2001, the security forces have been arresting journalists accused of supporting the Maoist rebellion without regard for national and international law. Dozens have been detained, some of them tortured for writing articles in pro-Maoist newspapers or for criticising the authorities.In the countryside, particularly in the conflict zones, journalists who investigate human rights violations find themselves threatened by both security forces and the Maoists. News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story June 8, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Rose Bowl’s Legacy Foundation Honors UCLA All-American Cade McNown with Tunnel Naming

first_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img 79 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation announced today that former UCLA All-American quarterback, Rose Bowl Hall of Famer and College Football Hall of Famer Cade McNown will have Tunnel 8 at the Rose Bowl Stadium named in his honor.The naming of the tunnel at the Stadium, which is on the venue’s northeast side, has been made possible thanks to several private contributions to the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation in honor of McNown. A ceremony will be held later in 2020 to celebrate the honor.“The Rose Bowl has always and will always hold a very special place in my heart,” said McNown. “Words can’t describe how humbled I feel to be bestowed with this tremendous honor.”McNown will be enshrined in the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame by the National Football Foundation as part of its 2020 class later this year. In calling the Rose Bowl its home field since 1982, McNown is the only UCLA Bruin in the program’s storied history to have thrown for at least 10,000 career yards. He will become the 16th Bruin to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. McNown had a lifetime 4-0 record against cross-town rivals USC and led some of the most iconic years in Bruin football history.He quarterbacked the Bruins to a school record 20 straight wins over the course of the 1997 and 1998 seasons, posting a 30-14 career record as a starter. Following the 1997 season, McNown helped to engineer a comeback win over Texas A&M in the 1998 Cotton Bowl while earning Offensive MVP honors. He finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy balloting that year and led the nation in passing efficiency with a mark of 168.6 after completing over 61% of his passing attempts and throwing 24 touchdown passes against six interceptions.“Cade is part of the heartbeat of our historic venue for so many reasons,” said CEO and General Manager Darryl Dunn. “It is an honor for us to educate our visitors on his legacy and impact on the game of college football at America’s Stadium.”A consensus 1998 All-American, McNown was named the Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year and the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He was selected as the Quarterback of the Year by the Quarterback Club of Washington, D.C., as well as, the Pop Warner Award recipient recognizing him as the top player on the West Coast for the 1998 campaign. McNown was also a Davey O’Brien Award finalist, third in the voting for the 1998 Heisman Trophy.Growing up in California and Oregon, Cade has strong roots in the Southern California community and in the Rose Bowl family.  A current member of the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation’s Advisory Board, he was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Bruins. The left-hander led the UCLA Bruins to two Pac-10 Championships and a Rose Bowl Game appearance in 1999. As two-time All-American, he left UCLA as the career record-holder in nearly every statistical category before being drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 1999 NFL Draft, Cade played professionally for four seasons with the Bears, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.“Cade has always been an extremely special part of this stadium’s history and that of UCLA Football,” said Chief Development Officer Dedan Brozino. “Thank you to the many donors who supported this project to ensure that Cade’s legacy is highlighted in such a special to all fans whenever they visit the Rose Bowl Stadium.”Beginning in 2017 with the dedication of the Jackie Robinson football statue in front of its main entrance, the Legacy Foundation has continued adding significant heritage projects around the venue’s property due to key donations from its support base. Other completed statues include the 1999 Team USA Women’s World Cup Championship Team and Keith Jackson, both dedicated in 2019.  In 2017, the venue’s original locker room was saved and currently serves as a museum-like space recognizing the history of the National Historic Landmark.Last year, with significant help in its planning from Pasadena Heritage, Legacy began raising funds to place historical markers around the venue to highlight some of its key moments.  McNown’s marker is the third on the property thus far (Myron Hunt at Gate A). The Legacy Foundation hopes to add more historical markers to educate its visitors about past events and contributors to the Stadium’s sports and entertainment timeline.  Some markers include UCLA’s ‘Gutty Little Bruins’, UCLA’s 1982 move to the Rose Bowl, Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler, Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson, George Halas, the Ivy League, Brown University star Fritz Pollard, Notre Dame’s Knute Rockne, Stanford’s Pop Warner, and several more.McNown entered the financial sector after his football career, and he is currently a senior managing director for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in Los Angeles where he is responsible for institutional business development and client relations. He serves on various committees and boards for organizations such as Young Life, Friends of Golf (FOG), and Scouts BSA. He has also consistently volunteered at the California Showcase, an event sponsored by the NFF and headed by legendary UCLA Coach Terry Donahue that gives unsigned high school football players an opportunity to try out for divisional college football programs and earn scholarships.About the Rose Bowl Legacy FoundationFormed in 2010, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation is a 501©3, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to financially ensure the protection, preservation and enhancement of the future of the Stadium as a National Historic Landmark. The Foundation has established funding for key capital improvement initiatives, educational programming and heritage protection due to the generosity of supporters from around the world who are invested in its premier future.About the Rose Bowl StadiumThe Rose Bowl Stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses’ Rose Bowl Game, UCLA Bruins football, AmericaFest Fourth of July Celebration, concerts including Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and U2, international and Premier League soccer matches and the World’s Largest Flea Market.A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known around the world, the Rose Bowl Stadium has earned its world class reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer matches, the 1994 Men’s World Cup, the 1999 Women’s World Cup, four BCS National College Football Championship Games and the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game. 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Rotarians experience ‘Cajun’ culture

first_img Boudreaux told of how he and a friend were mistaken for religious fanatics as they held up warning signs on a busy roadway.Boudreaux’s sign read, “The End is Near!” and his friend’s sign cautioned, “Turn Yourself Around!”Some vehicles heeded the warnings but one car roared on by and a loud crash was heard as it plunged into the river.“Maybe we should have had just one sign that said, ‘Bridge Out,’” Boudreaux said in his thick Cajun accent. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Christopher Barrow sentenced for homicide, 2011 burglary Christopher L. Barrow was sentenced to five years in prison for vehicular homicide and 115 months for third-degree burglary in… read more By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen “Rev Ed” was the program guest of Rotarian Chip Wallace at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday. The “good ol’ Methodist preacher” had the Rotarians slapping their legs in laughter at “Boudreaux the Cajun,” the most requested of Shirley’s characters.Shirley speaks “pert near like a true Cajun” but the jokes, although cleaned up, are still funny.Boudreaux the Cajun entertained the Rotarians with a bushel bag of stories. By Jaine Treadwell Rotarian Lamar Steed thought the Brundidge United Methodist Church preacher was “just a good ol’ Methodist preacher.”Steed thought wrong.The Rev. Ed Shirley is much more than a “good ol’ Methodist preacher.” He’s an accomplished impersonator and a very entertaining showman. Email the author Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Rotarians experience ‘Cajun’ culture Boudreaux the Cajun sang a couple of Cajun songs and ended with “The Cajun Gospel” to the appreciative applause of the Rotarians.Henry Moore, the Club’s immediate past president, said he had no idea that Shirley was so many characters rolled into one.“He’s different, unique,” Moore said with a smile. “He was funny. I mean funny. This preacher has a hidden talent. It was a good program. We all enjoyed him.”Shirley’s characters are many and varied. Among them are the Awakening Preacher, Jonathan Edwards, the Apostle Peter, Roman Governor Pontius Pilate, John Newton and Bishop Francis Asbury.Shirley also portrays another comedic character, Pastor Pugh Hopper. And, he impersonates Elvis, as well as Neil Diamond and Ray Price. And, yes, the preacher can sing, too. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Fry turkeys with caution

first_imgBy Brooke HatfieldUniversity of GeorgiaIn recent years, fried turkey has been gaining on traditional roasted turkey as the holiday dish of choice. But as fried turkey’s popularity rises, so do concerns about the safety of deep-fat turkey fryers. Safety concerns include the stability of the fryers, uninsulated pot handles and lids and the potential for oil spillovers and overheating. Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., the leading organization in the United States for testing consumer products for safety and conformity to standards, issued an alert in June calling the fryers “extremely dangerous.” Frying turkeys is risky business Although many assume the dangers of fried foods lie in their fat content, Andress said there is no reason to think fried turkey is any less healthy than a regular roasted turkey. A common cause of turkey-fryer accidents is filling the pot too full of oil, causing the oil to spill over when the turkey is placed in the pot. At cooking temperatures, oil spillovers can result in severe burns. * Make sure you use the fryers on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping. * Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units don’t have thermostat controls. If you don’t watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire. * The National Turkey Federation recommends thawing the turkey in the refrigerator, allowing about 24 hours for every 5 pounds of turkey. Follow safety guidelines If you must use a turkey fryer, the UL has issued these guidelines: The temperature of a whole turkey must reach 180 degrees Fahrenheit in the innermost part of the thigh, she said. The center of the stuffing must reach 165 degrees. If the stuffing hasn’t reached 165, keep cooking the turkey until it does. Consumer hotline numbers include: Because of these concerns, UL has elected to not certify any turkey fryers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is also investigating the fryers. The only way to tell if all the bacteria have been killed is to measure the temperature of the cooked turkey with a food thermometer in several places.center_img “The major risks with frying are safety issues and making sure all the harmful bacteria are killed,” Andress said. * Always use turkey fryers outdoors a safe distance from buildings and anything else that can burn. * Never let children or pets near the fryer while it’s in use. Even after use, never let children or pets near the turkey fryer. The oil inside the cooking pot can remain dangerously hot for hours. * Never use turkey fryers on wooden decks or in garages. * Use well-insulated pot holders or oven mitts when touching pot or lid handles. If possible, wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from oil splatter. * USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-800-535-4555 or 1-800-256-7072/TTY, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST year-round. An extended menu of recorded food safety messages can be heard 24 hours a day. “The people who (fry turkeys) say it produces a moister turkey, and it’s quicker,” said Elizabeth Andress, a University of Georgia Extension Service food safety specialist. * To avoid spillovers, don’t overfill the fryer. * Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. Remember, use your best judgment when attempting to fight a fire. If the fire is manageable, use an all-purpose fire extinguisher. If it grows, call 911 immediately for help. * Make sure the turkey is completely thawed, and be careful with marinades. Oil and water don’t mix, and water causes oil to spill over, which could cause a fire or explosion hazard. * Butterball Turkey Talk Line, 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372), 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. Full daily calendar of hours is available at read more

ABP faces €1bn bill for unpaid labour disability benefits

first_imgABP’s headquarters in Heerlen, the Netherlands Dutch civil service scheme ABP could have to pay up to €1bn after discovering 16,000 participants and pensioners who were entitled to, but not receiving, additional labour disability benefits.The pension fund said it would pay the benefits in arrears, and also compensate disabled scheme members who had continued to pay contributions despite being exempt from doing so.Jos van Dijk, spokeswoman for the €431bn pension fund, said the discrepancy was found after comparing figures from social security insurer UWV with ABP’s own data.“The observation by the UWV that the number of disabled people was rising was not reflected by our figures,” she said. Although participants needed to apply for their pension themselves, ABP said everybody should receive the benefits to which they they are entitled.“That’s why we have sent all our participants a letter explaining how they still can sort out the matter correctly,” said Van Dijk.According to the spokeswoman, affected members missed out on €200 a month on average.As the right to the additional labour disability benefits has existed since 2007, the total amount involved could be significant, she indicated.“Although we need to have a second look at almost 5,000 cases, we have factored in a total amount of approximately €1bn,” Van Dijk said.ABP said that processing the applications could take up to six months, but people who needed money sooner could receive a deposit.The civil service scheme, which has approximately 3m participants and pensioners, said it would adjust its IT systems to improve its treatment of disability benefits.The case is the second time this year that ABP has had to address incorrect payments to members. In March it emerged that the pension scheme had incorrectly overpaid 700 pensioners by €3m due to a data error. last_img read more