Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Receive email alerts News A three-member crew with the Mexican TV station Televisa was arrested, insulted and hit by members of the coastguard on August 2 as they were filming the port of Piraeus. “Security measures are legitimate and necessary but they in no way justify aggressive behaviour that is utterly reprehensible,” Reporters Without Borders said. Reporters Without Borders today said it was “outraged” that two journalists with the Mexican TV station Televisa and their interpreter were arrested, handcuffed, insulted and hit by members of the Greek coastguard on 2 August as they were doing a report on Piraeus, the main port of Athens, where eight ships, including the Queen Mary II, are to serve as hotels during the Olympic Games.”We welcome the fact that an investigation is under way and we call for it to be fast and thorough,” the organisation said, noting that the Greek authorities had made contradictory statements about the incident, and that the exact circumstances needed to be clarified as quickly as possible.Reporters Without Borders added: “Security measures are legitimate and necessary but they in no way justify aggressive behaviour that is utterly reprehensible. We hope that security procedures will not unnecessarily obstruct journalists in their work as this would tarnish the image of the Olympic Games.”The merchant marine ministry claimed in press release yesterday that reporter Eduardo Salazar, cameraman Russel Vaquiero and interpreter Fernando Kalligas “tried to flee by car,” forcing police to detain them. The port police has roundly denied the allegations of violence, humiliation and insults.The two journalists and their interpreter have denied trying to escape. Kalligas said they were at a spot overlooking the port where there was no sign saying filming was prohibited. They were about to leave when a military jeep arrived. Three uniformed men got out and confiscated their IDs and accreditation, along with their telephones and equipment. The officials then searched them in such a violent way that one of them fell to the ground. At the same time, they were insulted and threatened.According to Kalligas, they were then handcuffed and take to the headquarters of the port police. Vaquiero was ordered to put his hands on a table. When he did not comply quickly enough, a policeman banged his head against the table.Kalligas said that when an official from the 2004 Athens Games organising committee came to verify their accreditation, their handcuffs were removed. But they were put back afterwards. They were then led to a kind of gymnasium while being administered kicks to make them walk quickly. There, with their heads bent and legs wide apart, they were again insulted and threatened. When a policeman began to lower the trousers of one of the journalists, an officer came in and said: “None of that here.” The behaviour of the policemen changed completely when senior military officers arrived.The journalists were only able to telephone their TV station when the Mexican ambassador arrived. They filed a complaint today.The Greek news media yesterday just reported the Mexican TV crew’s arrest without mentioning their claims that they had been subjected to violence. When the international news agencies reported the allegations that they had been hit, threatened and insulted, the local media just used the statement issued by the merchant marine ministry.The day following the incident, four Mexican journalists were detained near a military base in Tatoi, north of Athens. Previously, a photographer with Agence France Presse (AFP) who was taking photos in the tourist quarter was detained for several hours on 28 July. Another AFP journalist was forbidden from photographing the site of the marathon although he was in the street, not inside any Olympic installation. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News February 2, 2021 Find out more The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened April 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Greece Organisation GreeceEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU August 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern at possible obstruction of news coverage on eve of Olympics Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom GreeceEurope – Central Asia
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First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Subscribe Make a comment Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Canâ€™t Sleep, watercolor on paper, by Joshua Moreno: â€œThis series is a journalistic approach to PTSD in soldiers. These are a few of my brothers who allowed me to illustrate their deepest nightmares.â€Military veterans who come to Art Center to begin new careers in art and design are, by nearly every account, among the Collegeâ€™s most dedicated, disciplined and tenacious students. In honor of Veterans Day, we reached out to three recent recipients of the Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship Initiative, a program which aims to help students restart their education at private colleges and universities in California and assimilate back to their civilian lives. We asked each of them to describe the transition from the military to Art Center and to offer advice to other veterans thinking of doing the same.Hereâ€™s what they had to say.Joshua MorenoMajor: IllustrationService: U.S. Army, cavalry scoutIn 2002, I was walking home because I had no money to take the Metro, and I passed by an Army recruitment office on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. I walked in and asked what the hardest job was. The sergeant there replied, â€œCavalry scout.â€ I said I would take it.I served two tours of combat in Iraq, including 12 months in the slums of Baghdad and 15 months in Tal Afar and Ramadi. I worked first as a driver, then as a gunner. As part of a Personal Security Detachment, my job was simple: protect the high-ranking officials. I was injured by a car bomb, but was able to walk away with minor injuries. There were rough times, but I had my brothers there to help me and motivate me. At the end of my second tour, the Army offered me incentives to stay: a generous financial package, the duty station of choice and sniper training. However, I knew I needed more from my life.The road to Art Center was long and bumpy, but I am now a student here. I will be the first person in my family to earn a college degree. One of the most important reasons Iâ€™m here is to show my 16-month-old girl that no matter what life throws at you, if you want it badly enough and are willing to put your blood, sweat and tears into it, anything is possible.My artistic inspiration comes from my family, but also from my career as a soldier. Some of my design work focuses on PTSD and war, but I also want to get into childrenâ€™s books and graphic novels. In addition to the work I do for my classes, I do creative work on the side, because I believe you should take what you learn and apply it outside of class. That takes hard work and being motivated. Every soldier wants and needs a mission, and Art Center is the mission right now. For any veteran who wants to come to Art Center, itâ€™s no joke. Itâ€™s a tough road. Just remember what you learned in training, because it applies here.Koreatown-Los Angeles, CA. 2014, Nelson Park (Digital/Long exposure).Nelson ParkMajor: PhotographyService: U.S. Air Force, senior airmanMy job with the U.S. Air Force Security Forces (aka The Defenders) was to make sure that our base and all air force assets were safe from harm. My fellow airmen and I were tasked with conducting law enforcement on base, flight line security and even nuclear weapons safeguardingâ€”anything that had to do with the security of our bases at home station and down-range in the warzone.Itâ€™s been almost a year since I completed my service in the military. The rough times far away overseas made home absolute paradise to me, and the fact that Iâ€™m able to wake up at home here in Los Angeles still comes as a blessing to me. As a result, much of my work now revolves around the everyday things I see here in Los Angeles. A lot of it is street and lifestyle photography.I joined the armed services in part for the college benefits that would help me afford an Art Center education. Iâ€™ve already learned a lot of things at Art Center that have enabled me to do some commercial work outside of school. Now that Iâ€™m here, itâ€™s as if someone has given me keys to access the worldâ€™s finest goods. Iâ€™m making sure that every second counts.In the military, there is absolutely no room for error. If one fails, we all fail. The same idea is something Iâ€™ve noticed at Art Center. Like in the military, you are putting your faith in people (staff and instructors) who know what they are doing and trusting that they can lead you down the best path. For example, when an instructor tells you he doesnâ€™t accept late work, heâ€™s saying it for a reason. Because he knows that in the real world, if you donâ€™t get something in on time, youâ€™re done.For any fellow veterans out thereâ€”when you decide to come to Art Center, youâ€™ve got a brother at your aid.Mazda Miata concept by Eric SunEric SunEric SunMajor: TransportationService: U.S. Air Force, senior airmanI originally joined the armed forces in order to be able to pay for school. I served as a HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chief, which involved maintenance and minor and overhaul inspections, as well as getting the aircraft prepped for flight and marshalling on the flight line. The most satisfying thing about my experience in the military was being able to assist with Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. I got to be a part of a lot of peopleâ€™s lives while gaining benefits like school aid from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which paved my way for getting to Art Center.My design inspiration comes from many different places, but the things that intrigue me the most are the design of spacecraft, aircraft and other mechanics in the entertainment industry.I think there are many similarities between Art Center and the Armed Forces. Both require learning a specific skill set that you are expected to execute at your best potential. Both require discipline and sacrifice. At Art Center you have to give up certain freedoms, just like you have to in the military. Art Center is like a boot camp to prepare us for the field.I encourage veterans out there to consider Art Center. Although at times very stressful and difficult, it comes with a reward similar to that of a mission.To learn more about how to contribute to scholarships at Art Center, including scholarships that benefit veterans, contact Emily Laskin at [email protected] EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education Art Centerâ€™s Military Veterans, Supported by Scholarship, Transition to New Careers By MIKE PADILLA Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 | 12:23 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Doggone it, it should be a great day.Steve and Cookie’s by the Bay, 9700 Amherst Avenue in Margate will host a Dog Show on Sunday, September 25 at 1 p.m. in the restaurant’s parking lot. Beforehand, starting at 11:30, there will be a full array of activities and features for dogs and their owners.The show, Steve and Cookies’ 20th annual, will benefit the good work of the Humane Society of Ocean City and New Jersey Aid for Animals.“We are grateful for the support of Steve and Cookies and to benefit from this wonderful event,” Humane Society Executive Director Bill Hollingsworth said. “Cookie Till (the restaurant’s owner) is not only a great partner, she is personally a mentor to me. She taught me the importance of charity work and giving back to the community,” he said.Theme of this year’s show, Steve and Cookie’s 20th annual, is “The Best Rescue Story” and there will be a special award for the best 500-word or less essay on the topic. Submissions to [email protected] by September 18th.There will also be prizes in the following categories: the dog who most looks like its owner, best dressed small dog, best dressed large dog, prettiest/most handsome small dog, and prettiest/most handsome large dog.There will be first, second and third place prize ribbons in all categories as well as Steve and Cookie’s gift cards for the winners.Online preregistration is available at eventbrite.com and on-site registration starts at 11:30 a.m.In addition to the show itself, there will be an agility course for dogs from 11:30 to 1 p.m. and pet photography during the same timeframe. At noon, the Atlantic City Police Department’s K-9 Division will have a demonstration.Also featured will be representatives of JFS – Paws Pet Care dog walking service and the New Jersey Community Food Bank’s Pet Pantry.More information on the event may also be found on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/annualdogshow.“It should be a lot of fun, and we hope everyone will come out to have a great time and to support (the Humane Society and NJ Aid for Animals), Hollingsworth said.To learn more about the humane society, visit www.hsocnj.org.
Christopher Woolard, interim chief executive officer of the FCA, said: “The proportion of customers who have been advised to transfer out of their DB pension is unacceptably high. “While much of the advice we looked at was suitable, we are still finding too many cases in which transfers were not in the customer’s best interests. […] The steps we are announcing today will drive up standards.”Mike Smedley, partner at Isio, said a ban on contingent charging eliminated one of the major risks that could lead to poor advice, but that “there is a risk of over-regulation”.“The missing piece of the jigsaw is the quality of advice provided to stay in a DB scheme, and how many people miss out on a transfer by not taking advice at all,” he said.“We hope the new abridged advice process can fill the gap, but there’s a major challenge in making the regulation proportionate so that it becomes cost-effective and accessible for all.”Trustees, sponsors as advice facilitatorsReaffirming comments previously made by Barnett Waddingham, partner Simon Taylor drew attention to the role of DB trustees and sponsors in an environment of fewer regulated advisers and anticipated increased interest in transfers from scheme members in light of the economic fallout of COVID-19.“Since it will be harder for members to find a trusted adviser themselves, scheme sponsors and trustees need to be thinking seriously about putting a support framework in place for members wanting to investigate transferring, ensuring they’re offered independent and trusted advice which supports their short and long-term financial needs,” he said.“As we go through, and come out of, the current climate this is likely to be more valuable than ever to members.”At Hymans Robertson, partner Ryan Markham made a similar point.“We remain strong advocates of trustees and sponsors facilitating quality financial advice for their members,” he said. “A ban on contingent charging in conjunction with an increase in demand from individuals makes the business case here even more compelling.”The Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association has consistently called for a ban on contingent charging and master trusts policy lead Craig Rimmer today said: “With savers vulnerable to making hasty financial decisions during the uncertainty arising from the pandemic, our disappointment is that the ban is not happening even sooner.“It would be better to raise the quality bar for pension transfer advice now rather than wait until 1 October,” he said.Hymans Robertson’s Markham said it was positive the FCA had delayed the ban taking effect until then.The PLSA’s Rimmer welcomed the FCA stating that a workplace pension should be considered first as a destination for any pension transfer.“With generally lower charges and default investment strategies suitable for the majority of people they provide a straight-forward and affordable path for advised savers,” he said.Steve Webb, former pensions minister and now partner at consultancy LCP, gave a damning assessing of the state of play concerning DB transfer advice in a reaction to the FCA’s announcement.“Successful regulation would have left members with a wide choice of quality independent advisers,” he said. “Instead, poor conduct by some advisers and poor regulation means that the DB transfer advice market is simply not working.”FCA-TPR talk ‘plain English’ to DB saversThe FCA’s pension transfer advice announcement coincided with it and The Pensions Regulator today revealing a “plain English factsheet” for DB savers, including to remind them that transferring into anoher type of arrangement was unlikely to be in their long-term interests. Charles Counsell, chief executive officer of TPR, said: “Leaving a DB pension is one of the most significant financial decisions savers can make and so our joint factsheet is a really important tool to alert them to what they may lose if they take this step.”It also explains the key things to consider before seeking advice on a DB transfer.”To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. A ban on contingent charging on advice in the defined benefit (DB) transfer market announced by the UK regulator this morning underscores the need for pension schemes and sponsors to help members access advice, consultants have said.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) this morning said that to reduce conflicts of interest it was banning, “except in certain limited circumstances”, financial advisors from charging contingent fees when advising DB scheme members on transfers out of their final salary arrangements.Under the contingent charging model advisors only get paid if the transfer goes ahead.The ban on contingent charging is part of a package of measures, including to require firms to consider an available workplace pension scheme as a receiving scheme for a transfer, and to enable firms to give “abridged advice”.
Donegal’s low incomes figures are proof that the county is being left behind, according to Donegal County Councillor Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.New CSO figures have revealed that Donegal people have the lowest average incomes in Ireland. The average household in Donegal takes in €32,259, which is €12,000 below the national average and half of the highest earning region in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown ( €66,203).The figures from 2016 are “shocking”, says Glenties area Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig. “They only confirm what everyone in County Donegal has known for a long time, that we have been left behind by the political establishment,” he said.The Independent Cllr has criticised Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil for the current state of affairs. He said: “Since the foundation of the state, this county has been neglected, deprived of infrastructure and abandoned by the politicians we elect to represent us. “We are now raising our children to emigrate, knowing full well that they are not coming back because, knowing the statistics in this article, they won’t be able to afford a mortgage to buy or build a home. And the policies of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael mean that there is no social housing for them.”Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig is calling for a change for the future of the county. He said: “This is a cycle that we need to break. We can’t keep voting for the same parties and expect them to act differently this time because of some promise they make at election time. We owe it to our children to change the way we vote and the way we organize ourselves.”Low incomes show Donegal is being left behind – Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig was last modified: June 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuigincomes
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has expressed its concern and condemns in the strongest possible terms the burning of schools and infrastructure in Vuwani, Limpopo, during recent protest action.Committee Chairperson Ms Nomalungelo Gina said the community needs to take cognisance of the education of the learners. “The destruction and burning of state property will not resolve the issue. The only parties that are disadvantaged are the learners who are not receiving teaching at the moment.”She said the community has every right to protest, but this should not include the destruction of infrastructure. “This is a school term in which all learners will be writing exams and learners need the educational support and teaching they can get. Protesters should be mindful of the effect this will have on Grade 12 learners, who in the next few months will have to sit for their final examinations. Protesters should remember it is their children, cousins and neighbours who will be negatively affected by this action.”The Committee has urged all interested parties, traditional leaders, community leaders, education officials and law enforcement authorities to speedily reach a solution to address the matter so that the education of these learners can continue.For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairperson, please contact:Rajaa Azzakani (Ms)Parliamentary Communication ServicesTel: 021 403 8437Cell: 081703 9542E-mail: [email protected]
Record-breaking long-distance swimmer Sarah Ferguson, who has swum some of the country’s fiercest ocean passages, has set her sights on the Ka’iwi channel between the Hawaiian islands as her next challenge, all while drawing attention to the detrimental impact of ocean pollution. South African swimmer Sarah Ferguson has tackled some of South Africa’s most challenging open water swims, including the Robben Island Freedom Swim and the Umlanga to Durban endurance race. Her next challenge is the Ka’iwi channel close to the Hawaiian islands at the end of July 2017. (Image: Breath Ocean Conservation)CD AndersonThe former competitive pool swimmer turned endurance open ocean swimmer is hoping to become the first African woman to conquer the mighty 42km Ka’iwi passage, known as the Valley of Bones, at the end of July 2017. Ferguson is already a seasoned endurance swimmer, having swum all the major South African open ocean challenges, including the Robben Island swim and the popular Umhlanga to Durban race.(Image: Wikipedia)In Hawaii, Ferguson will not only face the Valley’s ferocious waves and unpredictable currents, but will also have to be wary of the area’s unique but dangerous ocean wildlife, including various species of sharks, jellies and the illusive but deadly Portuguese Man-of-War bluebottle.Ferguson writes on her official blog the swim is not to be taken lightly, and she has done as much preparation as possible to complete it, including open swims around the Western Cape and the KwaZulu-Natal coast.To counter the extreme heat of the northern summer, Ferguson will swim most of the channel at night, with an able back-up team alongside her all the way.In her introduction on her fundraising page on the GoFundMe website, Ferguson writes: “The main objective of this swim and all my preparatory swims is to create awareness of the dire need for ocean conservation as well as to educate rural communities on the importance of conservation and development.”Partnering with various South African and North American conservation groups, including her own Breath Ocean Conservation team, the I Am Water Trust and Hawaiian community group Deep & Beyond, her trip will not only include the epic swim, but also a series of educational workshops with communities, especially young people, encouraging them to make the necessary changes in humans’ relationship with the ocean in order to protect the planet as a whole. Meanwhile, as she mentally prepares for the challenge of her life, all for a worthy, global cause, Ferguson and Breath Ocean Conservation are accepting donations and sponsorships on her official website and through the GoFundMe page.For more details on her epic swim, visit the Sarah Ferguson website and Breath Ocean Conservation Facebook pageSource: Sarah Ferguson website, YouTubeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Can corn grow too fast? After many days in the 80’s and 90’s during the month of May, some corn plants did more growing above ground than in the soil. That can cause some early micro-nutrient issues on the corn crop. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Kyle Poling talked about what he is seeing as he scouts.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Philippines was hoping for a win that would have given the team a lighter semifinal opponent but will now have to deal with Thailand, which experts have tagged as the gold favorite in this event.But the Filipinos continue to hold on to hope.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We can never tell, the ball is round,” said PH coach Francis Vicente. “We tend to play better when we are up against the wall.”Vietnam overcame the Philippines’ tough stand in the first and third sets to score the victory and set up a semifinal duel with Indonesia. Alyssa Valdez of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team must now take the road it had hoped to avoid in the semifinals.The Nationals are now headed to a semifinal showdown against world-class Thailand after absorbing a stinging 26-24, 25-12, 25-23 defeat to Vietnam Friday at MITEC Hall 11.ADVERTISEMENT Vietnam, the 2015 SEA Games silver winner, relied on Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, who had 14 points and team captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa, who made 11.Alyssa Valdez topscored with 11 points, while Jaja Santiago added 10. Jovelyn Gonzaga had seven, and Aby Marano five. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Arellano pulls rug from under St. Benilde, ends four-game skid Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Vietnamese will face Indonesia in the other group that Thailand swept. Semis is on Saturday.“Everybody played well. We fought well except in the second set,” said Vicente.Down by two sets, the star-studded Philippines stormed to a 16-12 lead in the third but soon encountered problems in service receives and failed to close out the frame.“We should be happy with the result, they did their best but in the second set I don’t know what happened,” bared the mentor.“We lost by a big margin and I was surprised because we used the same combinations,” he said. “In the third set we changed, it clicked but we couldn’t sustain it.”ADVERTISEMENT