AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentImprisoned Organisation April 9, 2021 Find out more Two young relatives of well-known Azerbaijani exile journalist Ganimat Zahid have been sentenced to six years in prison on trumped-up charges of drug possession, in a method that President Ilham Aliyev’s autocratic regime often uses to try to silence critics. Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 4, 2021 Find out more Despite high profile releases of detainees, there has been no let-up in the harassment of independent journalists in Azerbaijan. Rovshan Zahidov, a cousin of Zahid, and Rufat Zahidov, a nephew, were finally sentenced on 28 June after spending nearly a year in pre-trial detention. Now living in exile, Zahid hosts a TV programme called Azerbaycan Saati and edits the daily Azadlig. This case is far from isolated. When they can no longer directly target independent journalists, opposition members or human rights defenders who have fled the country, the authorities resort to every kind of judicial, financial or social pressure on family members who have stayed behind. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has been documenting and drawing attention to these methods for years. “We were expecting this sentence or even worse,” Zahid said. “There is nothing surprising about it. We are used to such arbitrary behaviour by the state. Personally, I regard this trend as ‘state terror,’ something that began well before the trial of my relatives. Unfortunately, the government adopted these tactics long ago. Zahid added: “It seems that, in addition to my journalistic activities, I will now have to (…) launch an extended international debate on the subject of state terror in Azerbaijan. I think the term ‘terror’ is perfectly appropriate when people are taken hostage in an act of revenge against others or against society in its entirety.” Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk said. “The Aliyev regime continues to wage an all-out war on media freedom. It may be releasing a few well-known journalists one by one, but it continues to arrest others at will, without any change in the cruelty of its oppressive methods. The international community must keep demanding the restoration of pluralism and an end to despotism in Azerbaijan.” Azerbaijan is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News News to go further RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en June 30, 2016 AZERBAIJAN: Six years in jail for two of exile journalist’s young relatives News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentImprisoned News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan
News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Organisation RSF calls on the Croatian authorities to ensure that the police provide effective protection to journalists when they serve the public interest by exposing violations of public health measures. December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive April 17, 2020 Coronavirus: Two journalists attacked during an Easter mass in Croatia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenViolence Croatia is ranked 64th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenViolence Facebook DR The Association of Croatian Journalists said it regretted that the police had not been present on the spot. The mass was announced in advance despite the ban on gatherings. The lack of a police presence undoubtedly encouraged the worshippers to resort to violence, the Association added. When the two reporters, Živana Šušak Živković of the news site Dalmatinski portal, and Ivana Sivro of the TV channel N1, arrived at the church, they were welcome by a rain of blows from those attending the mass as well as by insults including from the priest himself. One of the reporters had her hand injured, while the other’s camera was hit. to go further November 23, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information The violence was condemned by the Interior Ministry and an investigation was opened targeting several persons. Follow the news on Croatia June 2, 2021 Find out more Two reporters were physically attacked by worshippers as they covered an Easter Sunday mass held in the coastal city of Split on 12 April in defiance of a government ban on public gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Croatian police to provide journalists working in public interest with better protection. News News
News UpdatesSame-Sex Relationships- “I Am Trying To Break My Own Preconceived Notions”: Madras High Court Judge Sparsh Upadhyay30 March 2021 12:22 AMShare This – xDealing with a protection plea filed by a same-sex couple, Justice N. Anand Venkatesh of Madras High Court on Monday (29th March) observed that he was trying to break his own preconceived notions about the issue and he was in the process of evolving. The Bench of Justice Venkatesh last week expressed its desire to hear the same-sex couple in-camera in view of the sensitivity involved…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDealing with a protection plea filed by a same-sex couple, Justice N. Anand Venkatesh of Madras High Court on Monday (29th March) observed that he was trying to break his own preconceived notions about the issue and he was in the process of evolving. The Bench of Justice Venkatesh last week expressed its desire to hear the same-sex couple in-camera in view of the sensitivity involved in the matter. When on Monday, the parties appeared before the Court, the bench conversed with the Petitioners and their parents in order to assess their mental status and to understand their stand, before proceeding further with the case. Facts in brief The 1st Petitioner (aged about 22 years) has completed B.Sc. Mathematics and is presently pursuing M.B.A and the 2nd Petitioner (aged about 20 years) is pursuing B.A. Tamil. The Petitioners know each other for the last 2 years and both of them in unison stated before the Court that their friendship blossomed into love and they were very clear that both of them will be a partner to each other for life. “The Petitioners did not mince any words and there was so much of clarity in what they wanted to convey”, noted the Court. The parents of the respective Petitioners, came to know about the relationship between the Petitioners, and it was not to their liking. When the Court interacted with the parents of the respective Petitioners, expressed their shock and they stated that weren’t able to immediately accept the relationship between the Petitioners. They were more concerned about the security of the Petitioners and were worried that the Petitioners should not get exploited. In this backdrop, the Court thought it fit to refer the Petitioners and their respective parents to a counsellor who specializes in working with LGBTQI+ individuals. Significantly, the Court said, “This move becomes very vital since this Court is moving into unchartered waters, and a report from a specialist will provide support to this Court to move forward in this case.” Court’s observations At the outset, Justice Venkatesh remarked, “I personally spent some time in doing some research and collecting materials to arrive at a proper understanding of this issue. It would have been possible for me to pack my Order with a lot of research material and get applauded by the outside world for rendering a scholarly Order. There was a call from inside which kept reminding me that if I venture into such an exercise at this stage, it will only be hypocritical of me since the Order will not reveal my true and honest feeling about this very important issue.” Significantly, the bench further said, “To be open, I am also trying to break my own preconceived notions about this issue and I am in the process of evolving, and sincerely attempting to understand the feelings of the Petitioners and their parents thereafter, proceed to write a detailed Order on this issue. That is the reason why I am trying to develop this case brick by brick and ultimately, construct something purposeful on this issue.” Further, the Court also requested Ms. Vidya Dinakaran, M.Sc. Counselling Psychology, to counsel the parties and the request was readily accepted by the specialist, and the counselling will take place during the third week of April 2021. Lastly, the Court asked for the report to in a sealed cover preferably on or before 26.04.2021. The Court also got prima facie impression that the parties would work towards a peaceful resolution and the Government Advocate also submitted that the police wouldn’t interfere in the issue any longer, and that the complaints would be immediately closed. The matter has been posted for further hearing on 28th April 2021.Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
O’Hara wasn’t doing well after the incident, coach Jill Ellis told the Fox broadcast at the half, and the U.S. made the decision to bring in Krieger, who until this point had been dormant in the team’s World Cup campaign. Fox later reported O’Hara was showing symptoms of a concussion after being evaluated by the team’s medical staff in the locker room.Start of the second half, Kelley O’Hara has been replaced by Ali Krieger after this nasty clash of heads.(via @TelemundoSports) pic.twitter.com/QcefzAOkJN— The18 (@the18com) July 7, 2019Krieger played in the 2015 cup, where the USWNT won its third world title, and the 2019 Olympics. But since then, she has been absent from the international team.In 2017, Krieger received limited call-ups and only appeared in two games. Then, after not receiving a call-up for 18 months, she was included on the USWNT roster for friendlies against Australia and Belgium as the team prepared for this year’s cup. Ali Krieger got called up in the United States women’s national team’s biggest moment Sunday.The experienced international player replaced Kelley O’Hara in the backfield after O’Hara was at the receiving end of a nasty head-to-head collision just before the half. Ellis and company made the decision to bring the veteran, with 102 caps, on board despite making just one international appearance in the past 25 months.Krieger was named to the final 23-player squad which marked her third World Cup appearance.
Sumner Newscow report â€” Just a reminder, if you are available, please attend the Cowley County Community College Informational Meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS auditorium.If you can’t make it, let Wellington High School Councilor Carmen Hatfield know by calling the school at 620-326-4310. Hatfield can collect the handouts the parents will be receiving and you can pick them up anytime after today.Â Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Photo Courtesy of Jim MarshallAfter a week off Grays Harbor Raceway will get back to racing this Saturday September 14th. The night will feature a full lineup of all five of GHR’s staple classes. Those classes include the 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets.Tickets for Saturday will be Adults $13.00, Senior (62+)/Juniors (13-18)/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, Youths (5 and Under) FREE, Family Pass (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) $30.00, and Premium Seating $20.00. Pit gates open at 2:30, front gates, 4:30, and racing starting around 6:30.It seems like it has been quite some time since the 360 Sprint were last in action. After five events completed Reece Goetz continues to sit atop the winner’s list with two feature victories. Currently he is the only driver to have won more than once while Henry Van Dam, J.J. Hickle, and Evan Margeson have a single triumph apiece.In Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified action there is a three way tie for most victories. Joe German, Craig Moore, and Zack Simpson each have won twice this year at Grays Harbor Raceway. Joining them on the win chart for 2013 is Scott Miller, Jeff Foster, Alan Muenchow, Josh Muller, Jeremy Shank, and Jesse Williamson who have all won once.Chase Goetz continues to dominate the USAC Ford Focus Midget ranks as he seeks his first career GHR championship. Goetz has visited victory lane a total of seven times while Jared Peterson has won twice and is the only driver to have beaten Goetz so far this year.You could also say the Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks is a realm of pure domination as well. Jason Tole has won eight times this year including the Cut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100. Cory Sweatman, Austin Kerrigan, and Jack Parshall are the only other drivers to have beat Tole and each of them has done so on one occasion. A tight point battle is underway with not many races left. Cory Sweatman has a narrow three point lead over Jason Tole headed into Saturday night.Last but not least the Hornets are putting on a good championship battle. Defending champ Chad Norton has a slim five point advantage over Willie Wright coming into this weekend. Chad North and Jeff Daniel have each won three main events while Brian Norton has two triumphs to his credit. Willie Wright is the only driver to have won in the division once in 2013.The Grays Harbor Raceway is known for its high speeds and side by side racing as well as its large track size. Hosting racing action from April to October regular classes include 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Street Stocks, Hornets, and for the first time the Northwest Extreme Winged Sprint Car Series. Special events include visits by the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region. You can keep up on all the latest activity at www.graysharborraceway.com for the most-recent news and stories.Additional InformationTrack: Grays Harbor RacewayLocation: 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma, WA, 98541Track Contact: (360)-699-RACEWebsite: www.graysharborraceway.comSponsors: Budweiser, Bully Dog Performance, Cut Rate Auto Parts, Harbor Pacific Distributing, Hoosier Racing Tires, Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel, The Contingency Connection, Lucas Oil Products, Our Community Credit Union, Pepsi, Shipwreck Beads, Whitney’s Auto Group, Elma Chamber of Commerce, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, Adamas Reality, Olympic Eagle Distributing, Midnight Cruisers Rod Fest, PNE Corporation, Push Rods, Q-Mart, Midnight Cruisers, Fosses Hot Rods & Cool Cars, Harrington Financial, I-5 Quarter ¼ Midget Club, Jacknut Apparel, 104.7 KDUX FM, KIX 95.3 FM, RockAuto.com By Ben Deatherage for Grays Harbor Raceway
Facebook326Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Community Youth ServicesCommunity Youth Services (CYS) Chief Clinical Officer, Alicia Ferris, recently offered some useful tips to help during the challenges and stress of social-distancing, closures and self isolation. Her work at CYS oversees the Integrated Counseling Division, working with young people and their families. “Please have a read as I hope it is helpful to you all in caring for yourself, each other and our community in the new world we find ourselves in at the moment” Ferris said. The word Pandemic sounds dramatic and scary but that is what we are experiencing at the moment. It’s shocking and certainly unnerving at the very least. For some of us, however, this experience can feel incredibly stressful. The amount of disruption to our every day life is making it necessary for us all to be in a somewhat constant state of adaptation and problem-solving through each new unanticipated challenge as we navigate a wide-spread health concern that is spanning the globe.Take Care of Yourself1) Self-care Isolation and Social Distancing are necessary for public health but also a recipe for poor mental health!! As such, while we follow the required and recommended public health guidelines, we also take extra measures to address our mental health and well being. Good Self-Care can address the heightened level of stress we are prone to feeling during this time of uncertainty and cascading challenges that result from this disruption in our lives. It’s important to press pause several times a day and breath, get outside, take a bath or shower, connect with family or friends or do something relaxing like meditation, listening to the birds outside or noticing the new buds and blooms of spring. Chronic stress has a negative effect on our health and wellbeing, including our immune systems!! So take a moment to take care of your heart and mind and be present.2) StructureThe impacts of isolation can sneak up on you but the first signs are typically a depressed mood or increased irritability. Being mindful of those and addressing it when it happens is key but prevention is even better. Given that our daily routines are likely disrupted through this, sometimes to a great extent, creating a new structure to your day through this time can be incredibly helpful. If you are telecommuting, try setting up a specific space in your home that you plan to work from. Your temporary “home office” should be inviting, peaceful, and allow you to focus on your work. Then plan to take timed breaks to step away from your work throughout the day. It may also be helpful to set up some new structure to starting and ending your day, given that you may no longer be leaving the house and coming home. Daily hygiene can be the first to go when we have the opportunity to stay in our pajamas all day, but it is not the best thing for our mental health. Try getting up, showering and getting dressed for the day, getting a bite of breakfast and making a quick daily to-do list before sitting down to start working.Creating new routines for kids and our relationships are important as well to help everyone adapt and adjust well during this time. There may be a need to reset some expectations of each other to keep conflict in the home to a minimum when we are home together with each other all day, every day.3) Stay ConnectedWhile we can’t hang out in groups or give each other hugs of support right now, we can certainly connect virtually to help lessen the impact of isolation. Reach out to friends and coworkers via phone or video chat to touch base. Check in on that elderly neighbor (while maintaining 6 feet of distance).4) Limit Screen Time and Stay ActiveScreen time can dramatically impact your mental health for the worse. Studies on watching television show that after the first hour of watching TV, our mood plummets in the second hour and further each hour after that. To fill down time and get your mind off things, try a good book or jigsaw puzzle. Establishing new activities to replace canceled recreational, creative or social group activities, etc is also critical. Try starting up a new hobby or getting back into an old one like finally doing those youtube classes on playing a guitar or finishing that old scrapbook or wood project you started.There is another dimension as well which is that although this outbreak affects everyone, it does not affect us all equally. Although we are all facing this bigger challenge together, we are not all facing the same types of challenges. So we need to exercise empathy towards each other and caution in making comparisons or broad statements.Homeless We hear a lot about those that are elderly or have significant medical conditions being more at risk of getting very sick or even dying from the virus. What we don’t hear as much is that those without housing are at significant risk and cannot isolate the way those that are housed can. Additionally, those that are homeless often have significantly more health concerns to begin with and have less access to facilities needed to maintain the hygiene we are hearing about everyday as a recommended precautionary measure.Financial InsecurityThose that have low-income, are living just at their means each day, or own a small business are at significant financial risk due to the shutdowns taking place. The impact on the economy has the potential to pull the rug out from under many people in our communities through reduced income or breaks in employment, or unanticipated expenses.Pre-Existing Mental Health ConditionsFor those of us that have significant mental health challenges such as anxiety, mood, trauma or obsessive-compulsive disorders, the events we are currently experiencing can be debilitating. This is obvious when you consider those who worry constantly, especially about germs, but even disorders like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or Major Depressive Disorder can be exacerbated by the safety threat, potential isolation and potential loss that can come from this outbreak. Additionally, those that suffer from or are in recovery from Substance Use Disorders may have difficulty maintaining sobriety through these stressors and forced alteration of lifestyle.Counseling Tools Can HelpWith an event this big, sometimes it can be difficult to decipher what is a realistic concern and what isn’t. For those of us that manage anxiety daily in our normal lives, this can make it difficult to re-establish and maintain recovery. The common methods of treatment for anxiety, such as “reality testing”, can fail us in this new world of uncertainty, unknowns, and large-scale impacts.What we do know, is that no matter the reality outside our doors, there are tried and true evidence-based tools we can all use to stay grounded. By far the most important one is something called “Radical Acceptance”. Similar to the “Serenity Prayer” of Alcoholics Anonymous, “Radical Acceptance” is a simple but very powerful concept. It is accepting what is happening right now (instead of trying to fight it or deny it) and then focusing only on what you personally have control over and taking action in those areas. How do you know if you are trying to fight something? Generally, if the statement or thought contains the word “should”, then there is a lack of acceptance of that reality. By accepting what is and then focusing on what you can actually do about it, we empower ourselves and reduce feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and constant worry.Virtual Care is available for Mental Health ServicesThere are many other tools and resources that can help right now. Most mental health counselors at the moment are working on or have started to offer their usual in-person therapy through virtual platforms instead. This is called Telehealth or Telemedicine. It does not involve FaceTiming or Skyping with your therapist as there are strict regulations concerning security and confidentially that have to be adhered to. But certain tools or versions of tools such as Zoom, American Well, Doxy.me are allowed to be used for receiving counseling. There are hundreds out there that are safe and approved for counseling services. Some are companies themselves that you access a provider through and others are just a technology solution for your own therapist to use.Don’t forget that you are not in this alone. Please take the time to check-in with each other throughout this time. Community Youth Services is your place of employment but it is also your work family. Lets offer each other grace through this temporary challenge, wraparound each other and help each other get through this and not just survive but thrive.Community Youth Services (CYS) is currently offering virtual behavioral services to help those young people that may be feeling the effects of this pandemic. Staff are scheduling one-on-one counseling sessions will be available based on present staffing and availability via telemedicine.CYS ParticipantsOur Behavioral Health treatment programs (Multisystemic Therapy and Transitional Age Youth Support) are both able to offer services via video (telemedicine) as of last Friday, March 13. Supported Employment is also being offered through telemedicine. For those currently in therapy elsewhere, we encourage them to check in with their providers to see if telehealth is an option. Many therapists and organizations are in the process of making the switch to offer telehealth given the current circumstances.As of today, Community Youth Services IS accepting NEW participants that may be needing virtual care for mental health services! If you are, or know of a youth age 15 to 24 experiencing mental health or substance use disorders, as well families of youth ages 12 to 17 with disruptive behavior needing support, we ask you please call 360-918-7860, to get more information on the services now available to you.In addition to offering virtual services, as of Tuesday, March 17, CYS will be adjusting all other services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CYS recognizes that we are a critical resource for young people at-risk of or that are experiencing homelessness in our community and those needing behavioral health services. We are making every effort to remain accessible and available to those who need our services, while also reducing contact and the likelihood of spreading COVID-19, adhering to the Governors statewide emergency proclamation. We are committed to continuing to provide mental health services, peer support, and outreach to the extent possible. We are taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our participants, staff, and community during this pandemic.Our office locations in Thurston, Lewis and Mason will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. We will reassess the situation weekly and update you via our website and other social media.Essential Services programs (Rosie’s/YAS, Haven House, New Directions) are being assessed on a daily basis and will stay open with certain precautions and changes in hours or capacity levels if needed based upon staffing wellness and availability or based on quarantine recommendations if warranted.Our street outreach staff will be conducting normal outreach Monday-Friday to provide support to vulnerable community members who are unsheltered – including delivering supplies and keeping youth up to date on safety and health recommendations. Drop -In hours at Rosie’s Place will be shifted and occupancy will be limited to meet safety standards.We will be actively seeking new information from health authorities as this public health emergency evolves, and we will update our response as needed. Please visit our website at www.communityyouthservices.org or social media sites for the most updated information about our services and hours.
Exactly one month stands between Monday and the 2019 NFL Draft, in which the Raiders hold four of the first 35 picks and a league-high three on opening night.
Exactly one month stands between Monday and the 2019 NFL Draft, in which the Raiders hold four of the first 35 picks and a league-high three on opening night.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Giants reliever Reyes Moronta collapsed to the ground in pain after firing a 97.5-mile per hour fastball to Padres shortstop Luis Urias on Saturday.Moronta, 26, appeared to clutch his pitching arm and received immediate attention from the Giants medical staff and manager Bruce Bochy. The right-hander walked off the field under his own power, but his dramatic injury led to silence around Oracle Park.Bochy announced postgame that Moronta has initially been diagnosed with an …
View the full photoset on FlickrShare your own Football Friday thoughts, photos and videos Vuvuzelas, makarapas, colour – and lots of noise! Supporters of South African glamour club Kaizer Chiefs turn every football match into a festival. Kaizer Chiefs fans don’t hold back when it comes to the the makarapa – the modified, decorated miners’ helmet unique to South African soccer fans. (Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com) Kaizer Chiefs fans at the final of the Vodacom Challenge between Manchester United and Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, 26 July 2008. Manchester United won the match 4-1. (Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com) Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 16 September 2009.