News Follow the news on Zimbabwe November 12, 2020 Find out more Elsewhere, Matthew Takaona, president of the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) was clubbed and pistol-whipped by six soldiers, on 17 April, while he was in a shopping centre in Chitungwiza, 35 kms from Harare. His personal possessions were stolen. Stanley Karombo, a freelance journalist and student at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand, was released on 21 April after paying a fine of 14 million Zimbabwean dollars (300 euros), Reporters Without Borders has learned from local sources. He was held for three days at Harare central police station before being freed.Karombo was arrested on 18 April while taking notes during a speech that President Robert Mugabe gave at an independence day event at Gwanzura stadium in the Harare suburb of Highfield. Police at first accused him of violating the 2002 press law known as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. As the charge could not be supported, they finally accused him of disturbing the peace.———22.04.2008 – Journalist reported missing as crackdown intensifies against independent pressReporters Without Borders today voiced concern about the disappearance on 15 April of freelance journalist Stanley Karombo, as attacks on and arrests of reporters continued and the state-run media resumed a propaganda campaign on behalf of the government. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa September 1, 2020 Find out more Freelance journalist, Frank Chikowore, who also disappeared on 15 April this year from close to his home, was brought before a Harare court on 21 April, along with 27 MDC activists, allegedly for disturbing the peace. He has been accused of involvement in torching a bus, after initially being wrongly accused of working as a journalist without compulsory accreditation from the Media and Information Commission (MIC). The court today decided to remand all of the defendants in custody, with the aim of deterring any possible trouble makers.Among the accused is also Luke Tamborinyoka, former editor of the banned newspaper, The Daily News, currently the MDC’s director of information. He spent 71 days in custody in 2007, during which he was ill-treated, accused of having thrown a petrol bomb at a police station. He was finally acquitted and released by a court in the capital. News “Zimbabwean journalists are being exposed to great danger because of the failure of the community of African states to put pressure on the government of Robert Mugabe,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Without commenting on the issue of the 29 March general elections, countries which still have the ear of the outgoing president should at least make some clear demands, particularly in connection with press freedom. It is not too late to prevent silence turning into complicity with tragic acts,” it added. Stanley Karombo was seen for the last time on 15 April 2008 when he was covering a general strike called by the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), of Morgan Tsvangirai. His colleagues have searched in vain for him at Harare police stations and police have said they do not know where the journalist is.Edward Chikomba, a freelance cameraman and former contributor to public Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), was found dead on 31 March 2007, two days after he was snatched by unknown kidnappers who were suspected of being secret service agents. ZimbabweAfrica ZimbabweAfrica In the past few days, monitoring carried out by the independent Media Monitoring Project Zimbabwe (MMPZ) showed that news coverage by public media remained partisan. Its monitoring of prime-time programmes showed in particular that the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) “maintained its silence on the presidential election results and even failed to conduct any programmes focusing on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s recounting of votes in 23 constituencies (outside its news bulletins)”. Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information Reports News The MMPZ also noted that it broadcast of two songs in support of the presidential party, Zanu-PF, by singer Elizabeth Chinouriri, who wore a t-shirt printed with a photo of Robert Mugabe. April 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Freelancer released after being held for three days for “disturbing the peace” Organisation Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en
Education 160 Lancers Graduate at La Salle’s 57th Commencement By JOHN C. BLACKSTOCK ’67, Director of Communications La Salle High School Published on Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 7:02 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribe Community News Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 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. La Salle High School graduated 160 seniors at its 57th Commencement on Friday evening, May 27, 2016. Commencement Exercises took place at the First Church of the Nazarene, next door to the School.Madeleine Malicdem, summa cum laude, gave the Welcome Address and Lauren Rewer, summa cum laude, was chosen by the Faculty Commencement Committee for the honor of delivering the Commencement Address.Robert W. Griffith, summa cum laude received the La Salle High School General Excellence Award for the highest cumulative grade point average in the class. This fall, Robert will attend the University of California, Los Angeles.Robert also received the Scholar Award for Math and Science. Lauren Rewer received the Scholar Award for Liberal Arts, while Zachary Christopher summa cum laude, received the La Salle Scholar Award for Visual and Performing Arts.Kyle Cueller, cum laude and Sarah Patrick, cum laude, received the Brother Celestine Excellence in Athletics and Sportsmanship Award. Lauren Rewer received the De La Salle Service Award for academics, leadership and service to others.Ninety-nine percent of La Salle’s graduating class will attend colleges or universities in the fall and 92% of the class will matriculate to four-year institutions.La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Make a comment HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageMAYVILLE – The unemployment rate in Chautauqua County reached an all-time high last month.The New York State Labor Department Wednesday said figures show that the county’s jobless rate was 15.5%, up 9.4% from the month prior.This is the first time the county’s unemployment rate surpassed the 10% mark since February 2010.Much of the jump is blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent NY on PAUSE order. Statewide from April 2019 to April 2020, the private sector employment count decreased by 1,834,800.The released data also shows the number of private-sector jobs in the State is 6,467,600.The State’s private-sector job count is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New York employers, which is conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Federally, more than 40 million Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits since the Coronavirus pandemic forced the US economy to shut down in March.Another 2.1 million people filed initial jobless claims last week, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning.It was the tenth-straight week in which claims were in the millions. America had never recorded a single week of 1 million jobless claims prior to the coronavirus crisis.The number of people claiming unemployment benefits nationwide for consecutive weeks rose to 21.1 million.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Albuquerque Business First:A massive wind farm is another step closer to powering eastern New Mexico.Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy broke ground on the Sagamore Wind Project — a 522-megawatt wind farm across 100,000 acres — in Roosevelt County on Monday, the company said in a news release. The nearly $900 million project will power close to 194,000 typical homes annually, employ 400 workers during the build-out and create 20 to 30 full-time positions. The wind farm is expected to be in operation by the second half of 2020, according to a release.“This is a historic investment for Roosevelt County, but its benefits reach far beyond,” David Hudson, president of Xcel Energy – New Mexico, Texas, said in a statement. “We’ll see a significant economic boost to the New Mexico economy through increased jobs, royalty payments to landowners and more revenue for county and school budgets. And for the next 25 years, Xcel Energy customers in both New Mexico and Texas will benefit from lower fuel costs, since our fuel source is the free and abundant wind of eastern New Mexico.”North Dakota-based Wanzek Construction will be the builder on the project, which will use 240 turbines from Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems.In May 2017, Xcel announced it would invest $1.5 billion in New Mexico and Texas over the next three years to support long-term growth in the area, with the bulk of the money going to new substations and transmission lines, according to previous Business First reporting. Xcel spent nearly $500 million with its vendors in New Mexico and Texas in 2017.[Ron Davis]More: Xcel breaks ground on massive NM wind farm Xcel begins construction of 522MW wind farm in New Mexico
(WBNG) — All five regions that were in phase one can now move into phase two, including the Southern Tier. Additionally, Cuomo said real estate services may reopen including building and property management and leasing, rental and sales services. Governor Cuomo said that the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Central New York are the counties that may enter phase two. He said it also includes retail: in-store shopping, rental, repair and cleaning, barbershops and hair salons and motor vehicle leasing, rental and sales. Cuomo said some guidelines come with reopening in phase two. Cuomo said phase two involves all office-based jobs including professional services, administrative support and information technology. To see those guidelines, click here.
The National Institute of Health’s BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) gave $19 million to the Keck School of Medicine’s Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute to help create a brain cell classification system, according to USC News. Their research will aid in understanding the human brain at a cellular level and gain insight into how brain cells and their interactions with each other aid brain function. “Once we know how these neurons interrelate, it will facilitate our understanding of what goes wrong in various diseases,” assistant research neurology professor Houri Hintiryan told USC News. Specifically, the neuroimaging institute’s research focuses on the anatomy of mouse brains, cataloging different types of mice brain cells based on how they connect with other cells in the brain, and what structures they form with each other, according to USC News. The BRAIN Initiative is a broader project launched by former President Barack Obama, which brings together federal agencies with private research institutions, like USC, to help revolutionize the study of the human brain, according to the BRAIN Initiative website.The USC team is joining the initiative’s Cell Census Network Consortium, a five-year collaboration with a specific focus on identifying and classifying brain cells, USC News said. Although the USC team is focusing on anatomy and structure, other teams in the consortium are tackling the classification through other angles, such as cell function and molecular properties.
There were important wins for the top teams in La Liga over the weekend as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico, and Sevilla recorded important victories although Real Sociedad lost their 100% record leaving only Barcelona as the remaining team to not drop a point this season in the La Liga.The latest round of matches would see the champions welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back into the team for the game against Real Betis after his 5-game ban. Also coming back for Les Merengues on Wednesday is Marcelo who had his 2-match ban reduced and is eligible to play.There’s still no Karim Benzema and Kovacic due to injury but Toni Kroos is likely going to feature after missing over the weekend.Betis still have the 36-year old Joaquin to call upon to support Tony Sanabria while the likes of Javi Garcia and Andrés Guardado should provide quality in the midfield.Samuel Umtiti, Andre Gomes, and Paco Alcacer have been dropped from Barcelona’s Matchday squad while Rafinha and record signing, Ousmane Dembele are out injured.Eibar visiting the Camp Nou is expected to be one of many opportunities for Gerard Deulofeu to stake a claim for a permanent place in the team while Paulinho and Sergi Roberto are strongly expected to start as Valverde might be rotating the starting XI. This fixture has produced four or more goals in each of the last six installments and goals should be expected once again at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.Also on Tuesday, new look Valencia would be hoping to convert successive draws to a win against a depleted Malaga side who are one of four teams to have not recorded a single point in the Liga this season.Athletic Bilbao host Atletico Madrid at the San Mames in what is definitely the biggest match of Matchday 5.Atletico got a good win at their new stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, over the weekend but a trip to the San Mames would surely be a tricky affair for Simeone and his boys.Iker Muniain and Aduritz definitely the major threats for the Basque side while Atletico would expect a lot from Antoine Griezman after his heroics on Saturday. Atletico are unbeaten against Bilbao in their last four encounters.Leganes host new boys, Girona, in Madrid while Alaves travel to the Riazor to face Deportivo La Coruna. Second-placed Sevilla host Las Palmas in a very interesting encounter to round off Wednesday’s fixtures.On Thursday night, Celta Vigo host Getafe at the Balaidos while Europa League contenders, Villarreal, host Catalan side Espanyol to round off Matchday five of in the La Liga.RelatedEasy Wins Expected for Top Sides as La Liga Returns After Tough European MatchesSeptember 29, 2017In “Europe”Only Barcelona Can Stop Themselves From Another La Liga TitleAugust 13, 2019In “Spain”Cristiano Ronaldo Names Rashford, Asensio As Potential Heir To World Best ThroneAugust 27, 2017In “Europe”
Jose Mourinho has expressed his amazement at Iker Casillas’ salary at new club Porto and also insists teams are trying to get around Financial Fair Play rules.The Chelsea manager appears to have reignited his feud with the former Real Madrid goalkeeper, who he dropped from the team during his time at the club. The 34-year-old left to join Porto earlier this month and is set to pick up a reported salary of £1.7 million.Mourinho also criticised at the amount Porto paid for French defender Giannelli Imbula. In an interview with the Guardian, he said:“This season Porto pay €20m for Imbula, they give Casillas an amazing salary. Sporting [Lisbon] are paying millions for coaches and players. Football breaks every situation.”The Portuguese also referred to Raheem Sterling’s £49 million move to Manchester City from Liverpool. He added: “This season we are saying: ‘Oh, look at this amount for Sterling’. But it will be worse next season. Next season someone will pay £60m.”Football is like this – one season it is Financial Fair Play, the next is a way to dribble [past] the Financial Fair Play.” “It doesn’t upset me. I’m happy with the way that we are doing things. I am happy for the challenge of fighting against this power.”The 52-year-old also insisted that his relatively unchanged squad must improve as the club’s rivals spend big. “It’s a big challenge. To be better with the same people, the players have to be better individually than they were last year,” he added. “So when they think: ‘Oh last season I did great,’ this season it is not enough.”–
The Tracker Flyers are heading to he NAMHL league semi-finals.The Tracker Flyers have defeated the Peace River Royals 2-0 in their three game divisional final. In game two of the series Saturday in Dawson Creek, the Flyers ended up winning the game 3-2.Connor Fynn, Dylan Houle and Mark Readman scored the goals for the Tracker Flyers.- Advertisement -The Flyers will now await the winner of any of the following series, KC Colts and St. Albert Blues, Camrose Kodiaks and the Northeast Panthers and the PAC Spruce Grove Saints and St. Albert Crusaders.