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first_img Follow the news on Mali to go further RSF_en MaliAfrica French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. News Reporters Without Borders today called for the release of a secondary school teacher and a total of five journalists who have been arrested over an article about a school essay on the comical indiscretions of an imaginary president.The teacher and an Info-Matin reporter were arrested on 14 June. Info-Matin’s editor and the editors of three other newspapers were arrested yesterday for reprinting the article, which Reporters Without Borders is posting below to show the absurdity of these arrests.“Mali was hailed as an example of democracy in Africa, but as this case goes from bad to worse, it is looking more and more like an authoritarian regime, crippled by taboos and dangerous for those who show a lack of respect for an untouchable president,” the press freedom organisation said.“We are dismayed by the way the state prosecutor is flouting democratic standards and the presumption of innocence by imprisoning journalists,” Reporters Without Borders added. “President Amadou Toumani Touré’s silence on this matter is baffling.”The four newspaper editors – Sambi Touré of Info-Matin, Ibrahima Fall of Le Républicain, Alexis Kalambry of Les Echos and Haméye Cissé of Le Scorpion – were summoned late yesterday by the state prosecutor and were immediately jailed on charges of “complicity in an insult against the president.”They were sent to the main Bamako prison, where they joined Info-Matin reporter Seydina Oumar Diarra and Lycée Nanaïssa Santara literature teacher Bassirou Kassim Minta.Diarra and Minta were arrested by the state prosecutor on 14 June because of a 1 June article by Diarra, headlined “Lycée Nanaïssa Santara: the president’s mistress,” about a humorous essay subject that Minta gave his final-year literature students – the story of a “female student and economic prostitute” who became pregnant by a fictitious president and fought for her child to be recognised.The five journalists and the teacher are due to appear before a Bamako criminal court on 26 June. Help by sharing this information MaliAfrica May 5, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts Organisation News RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali Reporters Without Borders today called for the release of a secondary school teacher and a total of five journalists who have been arrested over an article about a school essay on the comical indiscretions of an imaginary president, which Reporters Without Borders is posting on its website to show the absurdity of these arrests. June 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four newspaper editors join reporter and school teacher in jail over school essay making fun of imaginary president May 17, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Assemblymember Chris Holden41st Assembly DistrictDistrict Office600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117Pasadena, CA 91107Phone: (626) 351-1917 / Fax: (626) 351-6176Claremont Office415 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 124Claremont, CA 91711(At the Old School House)Phone: (909) 624-7876 / Fax: (909) 626-2548 Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News Government Assemblyman Holden Accepting Nominations for Women of Distinction Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 4:54 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment “Dear Friend,I am pleased to share that my office is currently accepting nominations for the Women of Distinction award. In March 2016, the State Assembly will be honoring women that have made positive impacts in their community and I have the honor of awarding an outstanding woman from the 41st Assembly District with the Woman of the Year award.The deadline to submit your nomination is January 15, 2016. Nominations are open to all women who live or work in the 41st Assembly District in these cities: La Verne, Monrovia, South Pasadena, Upland, Claremont, Pasadena, Altadena, Rancho Cucamonga, Sierra Madre, or San Dimas.I look forward to receiving your nomination.Happy Holidays!” EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that the General Election will be held on Saturday, February 8.TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar will visit Limerick this Thursday to outline why a Yes vote on May 24 for a directly elected mayor will help the city and county to develop and grow.Along with voters in Cork and Waterford, the Limerick electorate will be asked to decide if they should have a directly elected mayor in the future or if the current system should remain.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Mr Varadkar, the people of Limerick will be given the opportunity to democratically elect their own mayor, which he considers “the biggest reform of local government in a long time”.He added that it is time for power to be transferred from unelected officials to elected mayors answerable to their citizens.“It’s a big change. Power transferred from unelected officials to an elected mayor truly accountable to the people, someone you know, someone you can re-elect if they do a good job and replace if they do not. Decisions made in Limerick for Limerick rather than in government departments in Dublin”.Mr Varadkar will be the main speaker at a public meeting in Thomond Park where the sole topic for discussion is the plebiscite being put before the electorate.  The town hall-style meeting at 8pm will also be addressed by Rose Hynes Chair of the Shannon Group and LiveAble Limerick Chairman John Moran.“The Government wants these cities and regions to grow by 50 per cent between now and 2040, at twice the rate of Dublin bringing about genuine balanced regional development. The elected mayor will drive this ambition forward and will have real clout when engaging with Ministers and central government because of their mandate from the people,” Mr Varadkar explained.This Thursday’s meeting at Thomond Park is being organised by Senator Maria Byrne, a former Limerick Mayor, who has been appointed Fine Gael Director of Elections for the Limerick plebiscite.She believes this plebiscite is about the people of Limerick giving a mandate to a political leader, enabling them to create new vibrant Limerick.“I genuinely believe that the beefed-up role of directly elected mayor will benefit the city, the county and the Mid-West region,” she said.Those wishing to attend the Fine Gael town hall meeting must pre-register at: http://www.fgmatters.com  Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSan TaoiseachelectionsLeo VaradkarLimerick City and CountyNewspoliticsvote Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print NewsPoliticsTaoiseach wants directly elected Mayor to drive Limerick’s ambitionBy Alan Jacques – April 30, 2019 1077 Previous articleA feast of fun in CastleconnellNext articleRTE to broadcast Limerick’s opening three Munster championship games Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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first_imgEducationECISDLocal News Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – December 21, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  New nursing director faces challenges at ECISD Before she got into nursing, Becky Rhodes, Ector County ISD’s new director of nursing and health services wore a variety of hats. In her fourth year of school nursing and her 14th in the profession, Rhodes started with ECISD in July and before that worked for Dimmitt and Hereford ISD as a nurse. Rhodes replaces Laura Mathew, who resigned in March. Rhodes has worked on a medical telemetry unit, joined the Air Force and was in the Nurse Corps. Rhodes spent four years on active duty at Travis Air Force Base in California. Rhodes graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She also is working toward her master of science in nursing and is a Nationally Certified School Nurse through the National Board for Certification of School Nurses. Coming to work for a school district in the middle of a pandemic has been a challenge, Rhodes said. “I knew it would be a challenge,” she said. It also was a chance to be creative and figure out how to function and handle COVID while trying to go about life in as normal a way as possible. Rhodes is married and has a daughter who is in kindergarten. She said her while family has been impacted by COVID. Rhodes supervises 53 nurses, including health aides and sub nurses who fill in as needed. She was looking forward to the holiday break and being able to unplug and spend time with her family. “But I’m also apprehensive about there being a spike,” Rhodes said. “I think we’re all kind of expecting it and hoping for the best that people will make wise decisions.” Since arriving at ECISD, Rhodes said she has been amazed at the nurses she works with. She added that the nurses are busier now than they ever have been. “… They step up and they show up every single day. They work long, hard hours trying to make sure that COVID isn’t in their buildings and they take it really personally when there is a positive case in their building. They just really try to do their best and the best for everyone. I’ve had nurses at 1 a.m. putting in reports because they don’t want to get behind,” Rhodes said. Asked what she enjoys most about her job, after thinking about it, she said it’s the people. “These nurses they are amazing and they have made a huge difference in why I’m here and how it’s gone,” Rhodes said. In an email, Alicia Syverson, assistant superintendent-student and school support, asked “What kind of Nurse would be willing to step away from their current comfort zone to step in to lead a Nursing and Health Services Department in the midst of a global pandemic? Becky Rhodes!” “Nurse Rhodes is a Nationally Certified School Nurse with a diverse background. She has brought a spirit of collaboration that was necessary for the development of the COVID-19 protocols and systems that have proven to protect our students and staff.” Her email signature says In Health and Kindness. “That sums up her understanding of the magnitude of her responsibility to keep people healthy and safe, and the way she approaches getting the work done. We are so proud to work alongside her and the campus nurses, LVNs and CNAs that make her team. They have all been to battle this year, and have done so with grit and grace. We appreciate Nurse Rhodes and her team for the work they do,” Syverson said in the email. Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lopez earns All-Permian Newcomer of the Year AwardNext articleSecond Baptist hosts 65th live nativity Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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first_img Google+ IPU “frustrated” with lack of progress on initiative to preserve post offices Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Postmasters are holding an emergency meeting in Dublin tomorrow to discuss what action is necessary to secure the future of the Post Office Network.The Irish Postmasters’ Union says it’s frustrated that there is no apparent commitment by the Government to use the Post Office Network.Promises to deliver Government Services such as Motor Tax have not progressed, and the row over Department of Social Protection cheque payments remains unresolved.IPU Executive member and Donegal spokesperson Breid Gallagher says the Union has been involved in the Bobby Kerr Chaired Post Office Network Renewal Working Group, but they need to see progress. Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Homepage BannerNews 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Previous articleTom McLean steps down as Derry senior hurling managerNext articleThree Ulster All Stars for Donegal as Champions Tyrone dominate selection admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – September 9, 2016 Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Two storms are forecast to combine east of the Rockies Tuesday, creating a major mess of snow, ice and heavy rain.Alerts have been issued Tuesday morning for 28 states from Arizona to New Jersey.A storm system in the western Gulf of Mexico is gaining strength Tuesday morning and already spreading rain from Houston to New Orleans.Meanwhile, a separate storm system is moving out of the Rockies, delivering snow from Tucson, Arizona, to Denver.By Tuesday night, as the storms merge, heavy snow and ice likely will break out in the southern Plains, from northern Texas into Oklahoma and Kansas. Around the same time, heavy rain will be spreading throughout the Tennessee River Valley and most of the South.Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, snow will begin in Chicago, Minneapolis and Detroit as it approaches Washington. Heavy rain is forecast in the Ohio River Valley.The storms should be fully merged by Wednesday afternoon after combining over a cold front and moving into the Northeast, which will see snow, ice and rain from Washington to Boston. New York City, Philadelphia and Boston all should briefly see snow, then ice, then rain. Not much snow accumulation is expected there.Washington, D.C., could see 4 to 6 inches of snow, while Philadelphia, New York and Boston may get just 1 to 2 inches.In the Midwest and the Plains, Oklahoma City is expected to get icy conditions, Kansas City could get 1 to 3 inches of snow, and both Des Moines, Iowa, and Minneapolis could see 4 to 6 inches of snow.Half a foot of rain in parts of the South, from Memphis, Tennessee to Atlanta, could lead to flooding. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgU.S. Coast Guard(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four crew members after a cargo ship caught fire and capsized off the coast of Georgia.Twenty people have been safely removed from a 656-foot vessel named the Golden Ray after it became disabled on the St. Simons Sound off the coast of Brunswick, Georgia, around 2 a.m. Sunday, Coast Guard officials said in a release.The number of people on board included 23 crew members and one pilot, four of whom have not been accounted for.The cargo ship is currently “listing heavily” on the sound, according to the Coast Guard. Images show the carrier lying on its side on the water.The Port of Brunswick has been closed for the search, and vessels are not permitted within half a mile of the overturned ship, which is visible from shore.The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Moran Towing, SeaTow, Brunswick Bar Pilots Association and Glynn County Fire Department are assisting in the search.It was not clear what caused the boat to list or whether any of the rescued crew were injured.Additional details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgA law enforcement source told ABC News that officers responded to a report of someone shot in the parking area, and when they arrived at the scene, a suspect opened fire on them.The suspect allegedly used a long gun, according to sources.There are reports of multiple victims with injuries, but no further details are currently available, according to a source.Police have king Soopers surrounded- multiple shooters inside #bouldershooting #kingSoopers @9NEWS #breaking news #bouldercolorado stay out of the area! @cnnbrk @dailycamera #911 pic.twitter.com/4ib9BRboQv— Brook Aitken Cinematographer (@Brookaitken) March 22, 2021Several law enforcement agencies quickly arrived at the scene, including the state SWAT team.Inside, shoppers and store employees scrambled to flee the scene or hide inside their stores.Nearby eyewitnesses shared videos from outside the lot, which show officers ordering the suspect to come out of the store with his hands up and surrender.Eyewitness Andrew Hummel told ABC affiliate KMGH he was at a store when he heard the gunshots and ran out of the shopping center with others.“Everybody kind of sprinted toward the back of the store,” Hummel told the station.Hummel said his roommate, who worked at the store where the shooting happened, went to a storage room and hid there with other customers, texting updates.“Yeah, I think one of the biggest scary text[s] that he sent he just said, ‘I love you guys, like thank you for everything, in case, like, things go bad,’” Hummel said. “That was a really hard text … that’s something that I would never want to hear from any of my friends because I knew the seriousness of what was going on and I was horrified. It was truly horrifying.”Sarah Moonshadow, another eyewitness, told the station she was in the supermarket with her son when she heard four shots.“We were hiding down, kind of in the self checkout area. And I just knew like this is a problem, and I started counting in between shots and then I just grabbed Nicholas I said move now.”Around 7:10 p.m. EST, the Boulder Police Department tweeted out an alert asking people about three miles from the shopping center “to shelter in place” while officers respond to a report of an “armed, dangerous individual.”“PD is investigating to determine if this is related to King Soopers shooting,” they wrote.Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tweeted out a statement Monday afternoon reacting to the incident.“Like my fellow Coloradans, I am closely watching unfolding events at King Soopers in Boulder,” he wrote. “My prayers are with our fellow Coloradans in this time of sadness and grief as we learn more about the extent of the tragedy.”In another statement later Monday evening, Polis asked for residents to have patience as the investigation continues.“Right now, the biggest priority is to let local law enforcement and the City of Boulder to do their work to ensure the safety of those involved,” he said.Kroger, the parent company of King Soopers, released a statement expressing their condolences and sympathies to their associates and customers and thanking the “first responders who so bravely responded to this tragic situation.” The company said it is cooperating with investigators.“The entire Kroger family offers our thoughts, prayers and support to our associates, customers and the first responders who bravely responded to this tragic situation,” the company said.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.ABC News’ Luke Barr contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. carlballou/iStockBY: EMILY SHAPIRO, IVAN PEREIRA AND JEFFREY COOK, ABC NEWS(BOULDER, Colo.) — An “active shooter” has been reported at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, police said.ALERT: Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa. AVOID THE AREA. PIO is en-route.— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 22, 2021last_img read more

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Previous Article Next Article Line managers hold key to staff’s flexible hoursOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Line managers have a key role to play in implementing flexible workingarrangements if firms are serious about promoting work-life balance for theirstaff. Research by Roffey Park finds it is the attitudes, skills and behaviours ofline managers, which ultimately determine the success of flexible workingpolices regardless of whether formal policies are in place. It recommends that to achieve more flexible working arrangements managers musthave a good understanding of employees’ capacities, skills, workloads and theirpersonal situation. Research authors Ingrid Steinberg, Claire McCartney and Caroline Glynn, saymanagers must be on top of their own workloads and be able to plan and delegateeffectively if they are to facilitate work-life balance for their staff. “Organisations should recognise they have a moral responsibility toensure their staff have a reasonable quality of life. For many employees theorganisational culture is embodied in the attributes and behaviours of theirimmediate line manager. “The problem is that many line managers are caught between pressurefrom above to improve productivity and pressure from below for greaterflexibility and understanding,” said Steinberg. The study highlights the need for organisations to support managers byensuring staffing levels are adequate and by providing appropriate trainingpolicies. Excessive workloads, under-staffed departments and last minute, unpredictedtasks are the main factors that impinge on work-life balance. Companies withinadequate staffing levels place greater pressure on existing staff leading tohigh turnover. “It’s about giving people the freedom to choose what is best for themwithin the constraints of the business,” added Steinberg. Roffey Park’s Work-life balance: The Role of Manager was based on in-depthinterviews with 76 managers from five large employers including Asda, AlliedDomecq, Penna Consulting and an unnamed further education college. www.roffeypark.comBy Ben Willmott read more

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first_imgThis paper presents observations of polar cap auroral features on 19 January 2008, evaluated using multiple instruments with near-simultaneous observations in both hemispheres. Analysis of the features indicates that there are at least two formation mechanisms/types of polar cap aurora occurring simultaneously on different magnetic field topologies (one on open and the other on closed magnetospheric field lines). Two high-latitude structures were observed on opposing sides of the northern hemisphere polar cap in the same time interval. The structure on the duskside was formed on closed field lines that protruded into the polar cap and was generated by the precipitation of electrons with energies varying between 2 and 11 keV consistent with an identified mechanism for the formation of transpolar arcs. However, the structure did not extend fully across to the dayside of the auroral oval but rather stayed at ∼80° magnetic latitude for a minimum duration of 40 min. Thus, this structure is an example of a “failed” transpolar arc. The structure on the dawnside of the polar cap was associated with low-energy electron precipitation (less than 1 keV) and no associated ion signatures, which is consistent with it being a common low-intensity arc formed by accelerated polar rain on open field lines. The two separate types of polar cap auroras formed during the same interval, demonstrating the complexity of the solar wind-magnetosphere coupling during the interval.last_img read more

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