Myanmar: “Time to end a judicial farce”

first_img May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisoned News to go further May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torturecenter_img Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone (right) have been held pending trial since 12 December (photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP). Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists who were arrested six months ago in Myanmar. They have been held ever since their arrest in a police sting operation on 12 December that was designed to intimidate and silence all of Myanmar’s journalists. May 11, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Myanmar: “Time to end a judicial farce” While investigating an army massacre of Rohingya villagers, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo responded to an invitation to meet with a police officer in a Yangon restaurant, were handed some documents during the meeting, and were arrested as they left on a charge of possessing official secrets.Despite ample proof of their innocence, they are being held simply because they did their jobs as reporters, and did it in an exemplary manner: they were among the few journalists to investigate a massacre of Rohingya Muslims by solders and Buddhist civilians in Inn Din, a village in northern Rakhine state, on 2 September 2017.After Reuters published a report about the massacre, a military court sentenced seven soldiers to ten years in prison for carrying out “extra-judicial executions.” Meanwhile, the two Reuters reporters are facing the possibility of 14-year jail terms.Despite a great deal of support for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from the international community including RSF, which has launched a petition for their release, and despite the many contradictions and inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case and the testimony of its witnesses, all of the requests for the journalists’ release have been rejected.A police captain, Moe Yan Naing, unexpectedly testified on 20 April that the police deliberately set a trap for the journalists and – equally unexpectedly – the judge of the Yangon court that is hearing the case decided to accept his testimony despite the prosecution’s request that it should be ignored.After giving his testimony, the police captain was himself given a one-year jail sentence because, he said, it “stops other police officers from saying the truth.”“The evidence of the innocence and professionalism of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo is overwhelming, so it is incomprehensible and unacceptable that these two Reuters journalists are still being held five months after their arrest,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“It is time to end this judicial farce. Continuing to hold them despite inconsistencies in the testimony, fabrication of evidence and procedural violations constitutes judicial persecution and points to a crude manipulation of the judicial system by the security agencies with the aim of deterring further investigative reporting on the army’s actions in Rakhine state. We call on Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to free these two journalists at once and to guarantee press freedom throughout the country.”Since last September, RSF has been pressing Aung Suu Kyi about the press freedom violations in Myanmar resulting from the Rohingya crisis, and has repeatedly called on the government and army to allow media reporting in Rakhine state, where there has been “ethnic cleansing”, the UN says.Myanmar has fallen six places in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 137th out of 180 countries. Organisation May 26, 2021 Find out more News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF_en last_img read more

First Jazz Vespers of the Season Calabria Foti at All Saints

first_imgHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Community News More Cool Stuff Religious Music First Jazz Vespers of the Season Calabria Foti at All Saints October 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 10:40 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Calabria Foti (l) and trombone virtuoso Bob McChesney (r). Photo courtesy All Saints ChurchJoin All Saints Church to enjoy sultry vocalist Calabria Foti and trombone virtuoso Bob McChesney, who glean from the best of the Great American Songbook and the world of jazz.Music industry icons have gushed over Foti’s sensuous vocals, her uncanny ability to bring out the ‘bare essence’ of every lyric, and to scat like a demon. Legendary crooner, Johnny Mathis calls A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, “some of the most beautiful and artistic music I have ever heard. It is a treasure….what a joy!” Songwriter Johnny Mandel says, “Calabria has all the technique and musicality one could want, and she has the ability to tell a story and touch everyone’s heart . . . one of the best CDs I’ve ever heard.” Trumpeter Chris Botti says, “Calabria is a gifted artist who puts her signature on each of these great standards”. In addition to her talents as a vocalist, Calabria Foti is also an accomplished violinist.Attendees gather in the intimacy of the Chancel for an extraordinary experience of jazz in-the-round. Childcare provided. If there’s a need for an elevator for accessibility, please arrive five minutes early.For more information, email [email protected] All Saints Church is at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena (across Euclid from Pasadena City Hall) or visit 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business 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 Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Calvary Community Church hosts food pop-up

first_imgThe church handed out produce, bread, coffee and paper towels. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Calvary Community Church held a food pop-up in the church’s parking lot at 780 Harry L. Dr. Tuesday. Dominick Langella, Calvary Community member, says that giving to those in need should be the most important. The church has been doing the pop up since the beginning of the pandemic with items from the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse. center_img “I think it’s not important about this church doing this,” Langella said. “I think it’s important that each of us as individuals do what we can.” Calvary Community Church will continue their food pop-up next week.last_img

Spring Sports

first_imgFor most of the area schools the attention has turned to the Spring Sport schedule.  Only Greensburg and North Decatur had their basketball season extended.  As you drive by schools now, you will see baseball and softball teams hitting and fielding, the girls’ tennis team will be occupying the outdoor courts,  the golf team can be seen on a local golf course, and the track squads are busy getting their legs back in shape for their season.Not only are these teams outside, but in the next couple of weeks we will certainly see some of the spring flowers blooming.  Before long, the grass will turn from its winter brown to its fresh spring green.  Even though the wind may be blowing and it rains a lot, at least we know that the days will be getting warmer.It is certainly a time to rejuvenate yourself, and like the old saying goes. “get out and smell the roses”.last_img read more

Jobs, Faster Deliveries On the Way as Amazon Preps New Jupiter Facility

first_imgSet to open late next year, the fulfillment center will be located at the Florida Research Park, near the Beeline Highway.This news comes just weeks after Amazon said it is also building a new delivery station in Boca Raton.At this time, the company has seven fulfillment centers in the state. They are located in Miami, Jacksonville, Davenport, Orlando, Ruskin and Lakeland. If you’re looking for work, or just hoping to get your online orders sooner in Palm Beach County, here’s some good news.Amazon just announced that it has plans to open a new fulfillment center in Jupiter.The one-million-square-foot facility will bring with it “hundreds” of full-time positions, the company said in a release.Amazon Announces Plans to Open New Delivery Station in Boca Ratonlast_img

Juventus still keen on signing Liverpool midfielder Emre Can – reports

first_img1 Champions of Italy Juventus remain keen on Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, despite the Reds demanding a huge transfer fee.The Germany international has reportedly been offered a new bumper £100,000 per-week deal to stay at Anfield, but is yet to agree terms.This has led to question marks over his future and Juve are keen to take advantage of the situation.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve will continue their pursuit of Can despite the Reds’ high demands.Juventus reportedly plan to find a way around Liverpool’s asking price by exploiting his contract situation.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants Can to stay and the longer the contract saga drags on the stronger Juventus’ hand becomes.Can is currently on holiday in California after being given an extended break due to international commitments.The midfielder, of Turkish origin, was part of the Germany side that won the Confederations Cup at the start of the month. Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is a target for Juventus last_img read more

Did you Say Something, Honey? A Look at Distracted Parenting

first_imgBy: David Lee Sexton, Jr. and Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPexels[Woman by on Nov. 4, 2014, CC0]“Mom!! Can you PLEASE put your phone down and pay attention to me for just a minute? I need your help.”Ouch. That stings. I wish I could tell you that this was the one and only time my 8-year-old son has called me out on the overuse of my phone or other electronics while he has so frustratingly (for him) attempted to get my attention. But, if I told you that, I wouldn’t be telling the truth.  I have found myself in this shameful situation more than I prefer to acknowledge. But, I know I am not alone. And, while I know that I am a good mother, I also admit that I have fallen into the category of sometimes being a distracted parent.We’ve all heard the stories: a busy parent, a child momentarily forgotten in a hot car resulting in a dangerous and potentially horrific situation. According to the Washington Post, death by hyperthermia is the official term for the tragic outcome of distracted parents leaving behind children in parked cars due to distraction, a change in routine, or an unusual amount or type of stress (Weingarten, 2009). Although this occurs about 15 to 25 times per year in the US, it is but an extreme example of the risks of distracted parenting (Weingarten, 2009).Worthen (2012) indicates that there is a possible connection between device (such as mobile phone) distraction and child injuries. In the age of fast-paced technology growth, trends indicate a change of direction in the rates of child injuries; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007 and 2010, nonfatal injuries to children under the age of five increased by 12%, a rapid incline compared to declining rates during the prior decade (Worthen 2012).Meanwhile, phone ownership for Americans 13 and older has increased from 9 million (coinciding with the release of the iPhone in 2007) to 114 million in 2012 (Worthen, 2012). Worthen notes that this connection is merely correlational and points out the difficulty in identifying direct causality due to issues with collecting the appropriate data, such as unlikelihood of parents to self-report their use of a mobile device during the time of their child’s injury. However, research has examined other factors that may emphasize the overall negative outcomes of distracted parenting.McDaniel and Radesky (2017) examine the relationship between distracted parenting caused by interferences (known in the literature as technoference) in parent-child interactions and the externalizing and internalizing of behavior by children. Examples of internalizing behavior are represented by sulking, whining, and easily hurt feelings while externalizing behavior may look like restlessness, an inability to sit still, or proneness to temper tantrums. Interestingly, McDaniel and Radesky found support for the relationship between technoference and both externalized and internalized behaviors of children, reported by both mothers and fathers. However, this result was only found in mother-child interactions. In contrast, father-child interactions did not predict externalizing and internalizing. McDaniel and Radesky offer two compelling explanations for this discrepancy. First, it is possible that children respond differently to maternal and paternal interactions. However,  perhaps the most plausible explanation comes from sample characteristics, as 30% of mothers in the sample worked 30+ hours per week in contrast to 82% of fathers. As such, the fathers in the study sample may have simply had fewer opportunities to interact with their children.While the literature highlighted above is just a mere sampling of research on the topic of distracted parenting, it certainly elicits the question of how technology use is impacting parenting and parent-child interaction. I can see from my own home, how my distracted parenting impacts the behavior of my children and the interactions I have with them.  I can also see it with other parents and their children when we are at the park, at a restaurant, and at a grocery store. So, what does all of this mean? It means that we may need to all take a closer look at our own personal experience with distracted parenting and figure out what works best for our families. It is possible to find that happy medium between the use of technology and non-distracted parenting. The goal is just finding that ‘sweet spot’ within your own household.How do YOU find your ‘sweet spot’? Tell us in the comments below what you do to mitigate your own distracted parenting and what works for you and your family!ReferencesMcDaniel, B. T. & Radesky, J. S. (2017). Technoference: Parent distraction with technology and associations with child behavior problems. Child Development,, G. (2009, March 8). Fatal distraction: Forgetting a child in the backseat of a car is a horrifying mistake. Is it a crime? The Washington Post, p. W08. Retrieved from, B. (2012, September 29). The perils of texting while parenting. The Wall Street Journal, p. C1. Retrieved from blog was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT and David Lee Sexton, Jr, members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

a month agoAubameyang seals comeback win for 10-man Arsenal over Aston Villa

first_imgAubameyang seals comeback win for 10-man Arsenal over Aston Villaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery has lauded Arsenal’s character after they came from behind twice to beat Aston Villa 3-2 at the Emirates on Sunday.John McGinn gave the visitors an unexpected lead in the first-half, who were soon ahead with men on the pitch after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was a shown a second-yellow card.Fortunately for the Gunners, Nicolas Pepe’s converted from the penalty spot to score his first goal for the club and level the scores, only for Wesley to restore Villa’s lead with a poacher’s goal a minute later.But it wasn’t over for Arsenal, as substitute Callum Chambers made it 2-2 after 81 minutes before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s superb free-kick completed the comeback.Speaking after the game, Emery said: “I think here we are doing and creating good spirit with our supporters and the players, they are feeling that. “But it’s first our commitment, our behaviour, fighting for each ball and also taking some risks for attacking and above all we are using and when we were one less player. “That is good. Today is two things for me: the first is that character, that connection with the supporters, and after this, how we can improve defensively and throughout the first 11. “Really we lost more balls than we wanted and this is the one situation we didn’t have the control over in the first 30 minutes like we wanted. It’s one thing for me to improve and to work with the players. “With that victory it’s better and after last week against Watford it was competitive and today, we need to take a good balance in our emotion, in our mentality but today I think we can be happy and it is one step ahead.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photos: Ezekiel Elliott Showed Papi LeBatard How To Wear A Crop Top On ESPN’s Highly Questionable

first_imgezekiel elliott runs the ball during the sugar bowl win over alabamaNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott appeared as a guest on ESPN’s Highly Questionable this afternoon. Co-hosts Bomani Jones and Dan LeBatard asked him about his toughest game as a player, his class attendance at Ohio State, what his mom said about him questioning the OSU coaches after losing to Michigan State (he wouldn’t answer), and other topics. But LeBatard’s father Gonzalo, affectionately known as “Papi”, stole the show. He asked Elliott how to wear his trademark “crop top” look and then proceeded to turn his dress shirt into one after Elliott gave him a tutorial. @EzekielElliott just showed Papi how to make his shirt into a crop top— Taylor Ashbrook (@TA2014) February 15, 2016Papi’s crop top @HQonESPN— Joe (@realmarlina) February 15, 2016Never change, Papi.last_img read more