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Two court cases test online free expression

first_img to go further February 11, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two court cases test online free expression March 17, 2021 Find out more Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments Organisation News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth February 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts MalaysiaAsia – Pacific center_img Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders calls for the withdrawal of the charges against blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, also known as “RPK”, and human rights lawyer P. Uthayakumar, whose cases were heard in appeal hearings yesterday before the federal court in Putrajaya, the country’s highest court. Both Kamaruddin and Uthayakumar have run afoul of the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA), under which suspects can be held for two years without trial. “Both RPK and Uthayakumar are victims of a law that openly violates the right to free expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “RPK spent 56 days in detention at a minister’s pleasure. Uthayakumar is still being held in this manner in appalling conditions, and has been so for the past 426 days. If the judicial system dared to question what has happened, it would demonstrate some impartiality. We hope it can rise to the challenge posed by these cases.” Kamaruddin’s case was postponed yesterday until 17 February at the request of his seven lawyers, who have challenged the partiality of one of the three judges, Augustine Paul. At the next hearing, a new panel of judges will consider the interior minister’s appeal against a 7 November high court decision to free Kamaruddin, who had been held at the minister’s behest following his arrest on 12 September under article 73 (1) of the ISA for allegedly spreading confusion and insulting “the purity of Islam.” Kamaruddin edits the Internet Malaysia Today website (http://mt.m2day.org/2008/), in which he often criticises government policies. There are two other cases currently pending against him, one on a charge of defamation, and the other on a sedition charge. An hearing in the defamation case is to be heard before the Kuala Lumpur high court tomorrow. The federal court in Putrajaya yesterday rejected a request for the release of Uthayakumar for the second time. Held under the ISA since 13 December 2007, his case was heard at the same time as those of four other members of Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf). Uthayakumar is accused of violating the ISA by posting a letter he wrote to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on his website asking Brown to support a UN security council resolution condemning the Malaysian government’s “atrocities” and “persecution” of the country’s Hindu minority and referring the case to the International Criminal Court. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Uthayakumar, who is diabetic and has been mistreated while in detention. “Throughout these 14 months of my imprisonment under the ISA, my health condition has deteriorated,” he wrote in an open letter on 10 February that was posted online. “Sometime on or about January 2008, I believe I had suffered a silent heart attack at a time when I was denied my diabetic medication (…) sugar is being added to my food from time to time.” Follow the news on Malaysia News RSF_en News News Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Only at Descanso/The Rise Gala Raises $275,000 for Garden

first_imgGatherings Only at Descanso/The Rise Gala Raises $275,000 for Garden Annual benefit includes sneak preview of new Halloween event Article by Descanso Gardens | Photography by MARTHA BENEDICT Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 1:21 pm 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 Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Illuminated by the bewitching glow of thousands of carved jack o’ lanterns, more than 250 supporters of Descanso Gardens gathered Saturday night to raise about $275,000 for the botanic garden’s programs.Guests at “The Rise,” this year’s edition of the “Only at Descanso” benefit, got a sneak peek of the Halloween extravaganza “RISE of the Jack O’ Lanterns,” which opens to the public on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 2. They also got a look at the new Oak Woodland, Descanso’s first major garden addition in 30 years, which opens to the public Nov. 15.“This year’s benefit raised the most we have ever made,” said Juliann Rooke, Descanso chief operating officer. “This year our event sold out, and we had many friends old and new attending. Guests were so excited to see ‘The RISE’ – it’s an amazing event! And it was wonderful to see many new supporters at the benefit.”The evening began with cocktails in the Oak Woodland. Guests watched waterfowl cavort in the lake – and admired the spooky Halloween display in the window of the Boddy Lodge. Hope Tschopik Schneider, chair of the Descanso board of trustees, presided over the donation paddle raise. She announced that longtime Descanso benefactors Heather Sturt Haaga and Paul Haaga – who were out of town for the evening – were matching all $5,000 donations dollar for dollar. “Just like ‘Orange is the New Black,’ five is the new ten,” she joked, referencing the hit Netflix series.Once darkness fell, the crowd took a short stroll to the adjacent Rose Garden, where a red drape was pulled back to reveal the illuminated “RISE.” The exhibit includes more than 5,000 artist-carved jack o’ lanterns in a dizzying array of themes and styles: celebrity faces, dinosaur skeletons, a tribute to LA sports teams, TV and movie characters, nursery rhymes.Dinner followed on The Promenade, where the candle-lit tables made a glowing serpentine trail under the oaks. The round tables were draped in pewter-colored crinkled taffeta tablecloths and set with coppery orange chargers and violet-tinged wine glasses. Keeping with the bewitching theme, the tables were illuminated by ivory pillar candles set in russet-colored iron candelabras.The dinner, prepared by Patina Catering, kept the Halloween vibe going beginning with a salad of wild greens, crisp roots, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. The entrée was beef short ribs and beef medallions, served with heirloom pumpkin risotto and pancetta-wrapped asparagus.The dinner was capped off by handmade sweets to tempt any trick or treater’s palate: pumpkin pie with maple Chantilly, tiny candy bars and mini caramel apples.The evening ended with dancing in the Rose Pavilion and the invitation to take another stroll through “The RISE.” A cigar lounge drew guests who enjoyed a smoke and glass of port.The evening was coordinated by the 2014 benefit committee, including Elizabeth Gleason of San Marino, Gina Guerra and Hope Tschopik Schneider of La Cañada Flintridge; and Amy Lamb, Leah McCrary and Ann Murphy of Pasadena. The event was generously underwritten by Patina Restaurant Group, Typecraft Wood & Jones, Jacob Maarse Florists, Town & Country Event Rentals, and Z Valet & Shuttle Service.Funds raised at “Only at Descanso” will support programs and projects, from family friendly festivals and educational opportunities for school children to enriched horticultural displays and demonstration gardens to benefit the community.“The mission of the Gardens is to educate and inspire,” Rooke said. “The generosity of our benefactors who supported the gala help us to provide our community with experiences in the natural world.”About Descanso GardensEstablished as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, near the interchange of the 2 and 210 freeways. The Gardens are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Parking is free. Admission fees are $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org. Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribelast_img read more

What’s Going On June 30

first_img Pinterest What’s Going On June 30 By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Local News Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp What’s Going On logo ODESSA The Cowboys & Heels Trade Show has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in Building E at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway. Admission is free. Visit tinyurl.com/y6gl4hyo. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled Storytime & Craft at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled at Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement. Call 332-0633 or visit ector.lib.tx.us. The Crisis Center of West Texas have extended registrations for the 2019 Wonder Girls, open to all girls entering the 5th-8th grades 2019-20 school year, through Friday or until all spaces are full. The camp is scheduled from July 15-19. For those who would like to donate a particular service, product, or other in-kind contribution, call 333-2527 or email Hannah Horick at [email protected] The Crisis Center is also looking for volunteers who love to learn, who are excited about the centers mission, and can be great role models for Wonder Girls. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and team leaders must be 21 years or older. All volunteers will be expected to pass a criminal background check and attend a training before camp. Visit ccwtx.org/wondergirls. Camp Fire West Texas is offering Kids Care, a state licensed, affordable quality program, for students enrolled in one of the following 10 Odessa campuses starting the fall: Austin, Burnet, Gonzales, Noel, Pease, Buice, Cameron, Ross, Burleson and Jordan Elementary schools. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. July 15 and will continue until all spots are filled. The after-school programs are operated by Camp Fire West Texas, and components of the program include homework help, games, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation, and traditional Camp Fire activities and projects. The program will be offered from the time school is out until 6 p.m. Enrollment will be limited, with a child to adult ratio of no more than 15:1 to provide attention and quality supervision. To register for Kids Care, you must complete an online registration form and pay a $20 annual fee for each child enrolled. A weekly $45 fee will be charged per child and financial assistance is available for those who quality. Online registration forms are only available at the campfire website at campfirewtx.org or call 570-4144. First Basin Credit Union has kicked-off the fourth annual Back to School Supply Drive benefitting the children of the Rainbow Room of the Permian Basin. The Rainbow Room works with Child Protective Services (CPS) and helps foster children, and all other children involved in CPS care, throughout Midland, Odessa, Andrews and surrounding counties. The Rainbow Room is requesting the following items to help equip children for the 2019-2020 school year: backpacks, folders, spiral notebooks, pens/pencils, binders, highlighters, glue, sticks, tissues, hand sanitizer, markers, crayons, rulers, scissors and headphone. Donation deadline is July 31. Donations as well as monetary donations are welcome any of the following of the First Basin branches locations: 4217 N. Grandview Ave., 2740 N. County Road West, 1010 E. Eighth St., 713 Golder Ave., in Odessa; 3316 Midland Drive and 5509 Andrews Highway, in Midland; and 1205 N.E. First St, in Andrews. For information regarding The Rainbow Room or the school supply drive, call Crystale Galindo at 232-0547 or Janet Sotelo at 248-1443, from the FBCU marketing team. Visit www.firstbasin.com. Camp Fire West Texas has scheduled a Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 9 at Buice Elementary School, 1800 E. 87th St. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips and more. Children must bring a sacked lunch daily. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Weekly tuition is $75 per child. Financial assistance is available based on family size and income levels. Call 570-4144 or visit www.campfirewtx.org. Odessa College, 201 W. University Blvd., is offering a Kids Fitness Summer Pass through Aug. 1, includes access to the OC Sports Center’s indoor pool and water slide all summer, Kids Fitness classes, ZumbAtomic, Kids Battle Ropes, Kid’s Fun & Fitness and more. Cost is $20 per month. Call 335-6348 or visit WranglerSports.com. Interfaith Service (Sewing) Council, 910 S. Grant Ave., is inviting sewers and quilters to participate in open sewing and get assistance with sewing projects from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sewing machines (Berninas), quilting rulers and cutters and scissors will be provided. Thursdays is primarily for quilters. Call 332-4800 or email Mary Jane Malone at [email protected] Yang Style Tai Chi classes have been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4001 E. University Blvd. Call 631-5051 or visit odessagoldendragons.com. M.A.D. Children has scheduled classes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 810 N. Dixie Blvd. Register from noon to 6 p.m. daily at M.A.D., 810 N. Dixie Blvd. Call 272-5834 or 272-5812 or 325-455-4990. The Monday Senior Bridge Club meets from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday at the Northside Senior Center, 13th Street and Adams Avenue. Call 337-5281. The Odessa Chapter No. 447 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month (first Monday only in November and December) at the Andy G. Vaughn Masonic Lodge No. 1421, 3017 Mercedes Ave. Call 557-2058 or visit www.agv1421.org. The Greater Odessa Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. each Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5321 JBS Parkway. Call 559-9489.MIDLAND The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM 1788, Midland, has scheduled Japanese American country music fiddler and singer Shoji Tabuchi to perform at 3 p.m. today. Box hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 800-514-3849 or visit www.wagnernoel.com. Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring the Unsweet Ts from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion. The concert is family and pet-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite. Admission is free. Call 683-2882 or visit MuseumSW.org. The Midland Gem and Mineral Society, 602 S. Main St., Midland, has scheduled “Open Shop Night” for members and the public from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays. Guests can watch members cut rocks and work on lapidary projects. Visit www.midlandgemandmineral.org. The Midland Palette Club, 907 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, meets at 9:30 a.m. to noon in the second Tuesday of each month. Local and area artists are welcomed to bring supplies and paint. Visit www.paletteclubmidland.com. Overeaters Anonymous Meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Topic Meeting on Sundays and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 12-Step Study on Mondays in portable building A at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland. Admission is free and open to the public. Call 553-1031 or visit www.oa.org. Pop-Ups meets at 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, room 228, 800 W. Texas Ave., Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org. Tall City meets at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. every two weeks alternating on Mondays and Thursdays at Chevron Corp Building, 6301 Deauville Blvd., Midland. Visit www.toastmasters.org.ANDREWS Andrews Senior Center, 310 W. Broadway St., Andrews, has scheduled a dance from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. Admission is $6. Call 664-4150.MARFA Ballroom Marfa, 108 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, has scheduled “Candelilla, Coatlicue and the Breathing Machine,” an exhibition with newly commissioned and existing works by Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, through the end of September. The exhibition includes contributions that range from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond. Admission is free. Call 432-729-3600, email [email protected] or visit www.ballroommarfa.org. Previous articleMichael KleinNext articleMandy Moore’s Mindful Tips for a Well-Balanced, Lively Summer Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

DoD, USSOUTHCOM Support Project to Empower Women in Barbados

first_imgASSISTANCE TO WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF TOGOS / C Djinadou Moutiou 04BP 941Lome-Togo In order to help empower local women in Barbados, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Assistance Program recently donated funds for the Caribbean island’s Young Woman’s Christian Association (YWCA) through the U.S. Southern Command and the U.S. Embassy to the Caribbean. On 14 January, Mrs. Marquita Guillory, representing the U.S. 4th Fleet, officially handed over various goods to YWCA President Marilyn Rice-Bowen on behalf of a minimal cost humanitarian assistance project managed by Southcom. The funds were used to purchase equipment for the Sewing Project, a local initiative designed to give unemployed and underemployed women skills to help them become financially independent. Laurel Armstrong, coordinator of the Sewing Project was thankful for the support, stating: “The gratification is immediate because after each class they will see the success and reward”, she commented to The Barbados Advocate. The contributions included 16 commercial Singer sewing machines, computers, office supplies and other locally-purchased equipment that will be used to teach local women to sew marketable products. Lieutenant Colonel Edward Harvey, military liaison officer with the U.S. Embassy to the Eastern Caribbean said it was a “tough but enjoyable task to get the equipment together and present it to the YWCA”. FIELD OF PROJECTS TO BE FINANCED EDUCATION- Teacher – School teacher – Facilitator or supervisor of children – Educators specializing- Pre school teacher – studentHEALTH- Doctor – Nurse – Midwife – Health Care Aide – Student – Specialized educator – Anyone elseRIGHT- Lawyer, bailiff, lawyer – Student – Any other person HEALTH-Construction of clinics, drug distribution and patient materials WATER AND SANITATION EDUCATION-Construction of classrooms, supplies, school materials For more information, please prove visit our websitewww.avotogo.orgemail! [email protected] / [email protected] write us by mail box: ASSISTANCE TO WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF TOGOS / C Djinadou Moutiou 04BP 941Lome-Togo By Dialogo February 08, 2011 You want to do humanitarian mission in Africa in Togo in summer or winter? You want to bring your support, know-how to the villagers and orphans?AVO-TOGO is calling you all the volunteers who have the taste of the humanitarian mission to come and contribute. COMPUTER- Programmer Maintenance Technicians, Graphic Designer – Webmaster etc..JOURNALISM- Moderator – Reporter etc..ORPHANAGE- Students VolunteersVoluntaryOther people would like to work in an orphan The association AVO-TOGO appeals to all volunteer to help the destitute children of the streets and abandoned children,no clothes, no school supplies, not care of health. That is why AVO-TOGO opened a small orphanage center to feed, clothe and supports their tuition and other.Please support us to have money to give to become a man.You can visit them in the center hosts. The center is so small and can not get a lot of orphans.We look for people to support us to be able to support abandoned children. – Construction of latrines and school toilets, family and public garbage dumps. looking for volunteers to help orphans from Togo For more information, please prove visit our websitewww.avotogo.orgemail! [email protected] / [email protected] write us by mail box: FIELD OF STAGElast_img read more

Simeone not surprised by Chelsea links to Atletico star

first_img“The rumours do not surprise me because every year our most important players are wanted by the best players in the world,” Simeone told reporters on Wednesday, as cited by Marca.“It is normal for clubs to always look for the best players in the world and we have many of them – some have left us and others have stayed, but it is logical that there is interest in Oblak.“He is our captain and a very important player for us, we can always count on him and his contribution for us is enormous.“He is decisive and important in the dressing room and year after year he has evolved in every way, both as a goalkeeper and within the group.”Indeed, earlier this year it was claimed by football.london, via Spanish TV station El Chiringuito – which is not among Spain’s most reputable journalist outlets – that the Blues are prepared to offer €30m for Oblak, with former Athletic Club Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa thrown into the deal.Kepa replaced Thibaut Courtois as the club’s number one – with the Belgian international instead moving to Real Madrid – and has established himself as the team’s number one shot-stopper.However, Willy Caballero, 38, replaced Kepa between the sticks for Lampard’s side in a vital run of matches in February including crucial games against Leicester, Manchester United, Tottenham and Bayern Munich.The Spaniard has been reinstated in Chelsea’s side but long-term doubts remain on his form and future at the club.Indeed recent Chelsea transfer news has been centred on his future with Valencia linked with a move. Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is not surprised to hear rumours that Chelsea want to sign goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Slovenian goalkeeper Oblak has a long-term deal in the Spanish capital through to 2023 with a whopping £120m release clause, which they are unlikely to negotiate upon.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Loading… center_img Read Also: Real Madrid set to end three-year La Liga title against VillarrealKepa has often been selected as the Spanish national team goalkeeper ahead of David De Gea and this development is causing concerns for fans of La Roja ahead of this summer’s European Championships.Atleti are highly unlikely to sanction a sale for Oblak, who is regarded among the world’s best goalkeepers and is vital for Simeone’s side.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Benfica shot-stopper has established himself into the world’s top tier of goalkeepers at Atleti and a report in the Mirror claim he is now on Chelsea’s radar, with the club willing to throw in Kepa Arrizabalaga as part of the deal.last_img read more