IranMiddle East – North Africa —- RSF_en News News June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa September 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sentenced to six years in prison News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Journalist and human rights activist Shiva Nazar-Ahari has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of conspiracy and anti-government propaganda. She has not as yet been jailed and has decided to appeal against her conviction. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 11, 2021 Find out more to go further September 14, 2010 – Blogger granted conditional releaseReporters Without Borders welcomes blogger and women’s rights activist Shiva Nazar Ahari’s conditional release on 12 September pending the outcome of her trial. Her family had to pledge to pay 500 million tomans (400,000 euros) if she violates the terms of her release.Ahari’s trial before a Tehran revolutionary court on charges of “mohareb” (being an enemy of God), plotting against national security and anti-government propaganda began on 28 August. Her lawyer contests all the charges and still hopes to obtain her acquittal. The court has yet to issue its verdict.The editor of the Azad Zan (Women’s Liberation) website (http://azadiezan.blogspot.com), Ahari had been held since 20 December 2009, when the police arrested her on the eve of dissident cleric Hossein Ali Montazeri’s funeral. After a previous arrest on 14 June 2009, she was held for five months before being freed on a bond of 300 million tomans (235,000 euros).These exorbitant bond sums are a permanent threat hanging over Ahari and her family. All their possessions would have to be liquidated if a court ever found grounds for demanding payment in full. According to the Iranian constitution and the international treaties Iran has signed, Ahari should be acquitted. Receive email alerts Organisation News March 18, 2021 Find out more
In a press release statement, Matthews Subaru General Manager Mike VanBrunt said, Dealers were given the opportunity to apply for a 5th local charity and Matthews Subaru chose the Broome County Humane Society for a sixth year in a row. With this year’s donation of $17,017, Matthews has now donated a total of $110, 319. (WBNG)- Matthews Subaru has donate over $17,000 through the ‘Share the Love’ initiative. The check was from their ‘Share the Love’ intitative that went from November 2019 through January 2020 and let customers donate $250, for every new Subaru sold, to either Make-A-Wish, National Parks Foundation, Wheels of America and ASPCA. “We appreciate the great work the BC Humane Society does. With Subaru’s being ‘Dog Tested-Dog Approved’, it’s a natural partnership and our customers love that they can be a part of a solution to find homes for these animals. In the end it’s our customers who make this possible and we are very thankful!” According to a press release, on Wednesday they presented a check to the Broome County Humane Society to help take care of the facility and animals.
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The Canadian federal government introduced new legislation on Monday to criminalize LGBTQ conversion therapy, as Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government moves to fulfill one of its 2019 election promises.The proposed amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code include offenses such as causing a person to undergo conversion therapy, advertising and profiting from conversion therapy and removing a minor from Canada.Conversion therapy is any practice designed to change a person’s sexual orientation to heterosexual, gender identity to one that matches the sex assigned at birth, or to repress or reduce non-heterosexual sexual attraction or behaviors, according to the legislation. Topics : The bill also amends the Criminal Code to authorize courts to order disposing of or deleting advertisements for conversion therapy.”Conversion therapy has been discredited and denounced by professionals and health associations in Canada, the United States and around the world. It has no basis on science or facts,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti.The legislation would not criminalize personal views expressed in private conversations by individuals looking to provide support to those struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity.The bill was introduced by Lametti and Bardish Chagger, minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth.Conversion therapy has been banned in some Canadian cities such as Vancouver and Calgary. Ontario was the first Canadian province to ban the practice in 2015.Several US states, including California, Colorado, New York and Washington, have banned conversion therapy.
Batesville traveled to Muscatatuck State Park tonight to compete in the Big Blue Jennings County Cross Country Invitational.The Boys came in 2nd by just 2 points behind Jennings County 31-33 with Columbus North in 3rd with 60. Awards were given to the top 25 in the race and the Bulldogs has 5 including the meet runner up, Adam Moster (16:30). He was closely followed by teammate Ean Loichinger in 3rd place (16:32), Joshua Myers in 5th (16:52) and Benjamin Moster placing 6th (17:09). Also earning a spot in the top 25 was Daren Smith in 17th (17:54). On the Girls side, the Batesville Lady Bulldogs took home the championship trophy beating Jennings County 30-46. Madison came in 3rd with 65 points. The girls had 8 to snag the top 25 spots that received awards, with freshman Ava Hanson leading the way and getting the individual championship finishing at 20:00. Maria Lopez was the 2nd Bulldog to cross the line in 4th (21:16), closely followed by Sophie Myers (21:21) in 5th. Trysta Vierling took 9th place (21:40) with Sarah Ripperger in 11th (22:06), Carley Pride in 12th (22:21) and Katie Olsen in 16th (22:30). Finishing out the awards for the dogs was Jada Eisert who placed 23rd. Congratulations to everyone! This Weekend the Bulldogs will be traveling back up to the Indianapolis area where they will be competing at the Riverview Health Invitational in Carmel at Northview Church. Batesville Varsity Boys will compete at 9:55 and the Varsity Girls at 10:25. The JV races will follow. Good Luck Dogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
The Palm Beach Gardens Benjamin school is allowing students and teachers to return to the campus after they were kept home for the past 3 days while awaiting test results from the CDC.The students and teachers returned to South Florida early from a conference at Yale because a student visiting from China got sick with the flu. The fear was that the students had been exposed to the deadly coronavirus.School administrators released the following statement Thursday morning:“Based on the most up to date information, including an overnight article in the New England Journal of Medicine, CDC guidelines, and consultations with local and state health officials as well as the lack of signs of illness amongst our returning students over the last 5 days since the potential exposure, we feel confident in allowing all to safely return to normal daily activities”
A lieutenant with the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department was arrested Thursday morning on an attempted murder charge.Lorne Brown allegedly fired a gun into a car, hitting a man at a neighborhood block party in Cooper City last weekend. Authorities say the man who was shot, 22-year-old Simeon Brown, survived.At about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Simeon Brown drove through a neighborhood near Southwest 91st Terrace and Southwest 52nd Court. He then turned down a road that was blocked with cones, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Brown’s friend was following in another car, and they both drove around the cones through the block party, the Sheriff’s Office says.An argument ensued between neighbors in the street and the men in the cars. One of the neighbors kicked one of the cars as they started driving away, according to the Sheriff’s Office.Simeon Brown and his friend later returned to the block party, where the neighbors and fire lieutenant Brown had their firearms drawn.The people in the street ordered the men to get out of the car, the Sheriff’s Office says. Shortly thereafter, Lorne Brown shot into the car, striking Simeon Brown in the arm.Despite being hit, the victim continued driving through the block party, hit a few cars, and then stopped in a yard. The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue took him to a hospital.Lorne Brown was processed into the Broward Main Jail on Thursday morning. He is facing charges of premeditated attempted first-degree murder, shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm.Records show that Margate’s commission recognized Lorne Brown last summer for his 15 years of service with the agency.He has been suspended with pay from the fire department.
Pittsburgh running back James Conner (40) rushes during the second half of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl NCAA college football game against Bowling Green, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — James Conner rushed for 229 yards — breaking a Pittsburgh bowl record held by Tony Dorsett — and Chris Blewitt kicked a tiebreaking field goal with 1:17 remaining, lifting the Panthers to a 30-27 win over Bowling Green on Thursday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.Conner also played a handful of snaps on the defensive line, and fellow freshman Tyler Boyd gave Pitt (7-6) a boost with eight catches for 173 yards. Boyd also scored on a punt return in the first half.Bowling Green (10-4) tied it at 17 when BooBoo Gates took the second-half kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown.Dorsett rushed for 202 yards in Pitt’s win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 1977. The school’s receiving record for a bowl came the next season. In a Gator Bowl win over Clemson, Gordon Jones had 163 yards receiving.Both marks fell Thursday.The 6-foot-2 Conner rushed for 165 yards in the second half, helping Pitt overcome the loss of quarterback Tom Savage, who didn’t play after halftime because of a rib injury. Conner and the Panthers drove 51 yards in seven plays late in the fourth quarter to set up a 39-yard kick by Blewitt, who had missed from the same distance earlier.Aaron Donald, Pitt’s All-American on the defensive line, helped thwart any last-ditch comeback with a sack deep in Bowling Green territory.Chad Voytik relieved Savage and put Pitt ahead 27-20 with a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, but the Falcons — who upset Northern Illinois in Detroit in the Mid-American Conference title game earlier this month — tied it on Matt Johnson’s 15-yard strike to Ryan Burbrink with 4:42 to play.Boyd’s 54-yard punt return gave the Panthers a 17-3 lead in the second quarter. Bowling Green rallied, tying it at 17 on the return by Gates to start the third.Bowling Green appeared to catch a break on the kick return by Gates. A tussle behind the play drew a flag as Gates approached the goal line, but officials ruled that the touchdown stood, with offsetting penalties after the play.The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl faces an uncertain future now that the Detroit Lions have decided to get in the bowl business and will host a game next season. If this game vanishes from the bowl lineup, this was an entertaining finale.Conner put Pitt ahead 7-3 with a 15-yard scoring run near the end of the first quarter.The Falcons rallied thanks in part to an ill-timed loss of discipline by Donald. The senior defensive tackle picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty with Bowling Green about to punt from its own territory. The Falcons ended up scoring on the drive when Alex Bayer took Johnson’s short pass on fourth-and-1 and turned it into a 29-yard touchdown to make it 17-10.Savage completed eight passes in the first half. Seven of them went to Boyd, for 111 yards.
By John Burton |RED BANK — The race for the mayor’s office, at least on the Democratic side, may have gotten more competitive with a possible contested June primary in the offing with the incumbent.Democratic municipal chairman Edward Zipprich acknowledged last week that he had a brief conversation recently with former Councilman Michael DuPont. “He has said he was interested in running,” said Zipprich of DuPont.As far as the ambitions of the current officer holder, Democratic Mayor Pasquale Menna, he said this week, “I never said I wasn’t,” running for another term, seemingly implying his intention to seek another four-year term in the November 2018 election.Could this mean the squaring off of two long-term Democratic Party stalwarts?DuPont last Friday declined to comment and Menna declined to speculate as to what DuPont will do. “You’ll have to ask him,” Menna said. Menna did acknowledge he had spoken to DuPont Tuesday but wouldn’t offer any details. “I rather you spoke to him,” was all the mayor would say.But a brief article in the Nov. 21 edition of Insider NJ, an online political publication, reported DuPont is considering a primary challenge against Menna, if he could secure the support of the municipal and county organizations, which is unclear at this point.A number of people who are active in the local Democratic party who asked to not be identified confirmed DuPont has voiced an interest in running.DuPont is the law partner of Edward J. McKenna Jr., who was Red Bank’s longest serving Democratic mayor, with 16 years in office. DuPont served three three-year terms on Red Bank Council, losing a very close election in 2015. He has been active in local and state party politics for a number of years, including working for U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.Menna has won three terms as mayor, after serving for many years as a borough council member. For two of his three terms, he ran unopposed in the general election.On the Republican side, there has yet to be any indication whether who or even if there will be mayoral candidate.This article was first published in the Dec. 14-21, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
“Earlier last week we said if you’re traveling around the state between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. and you’re nonessential, we want you off the roads. We’re basically saying that’s now 24 hours. We don’t want you out there,” Murphy said. NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Saturday, March 21, mandating that all New Jersey residents stay at home indefinitely in light of the spreading COVID-19 disease, with a few specific exceptions. “We’re at war, if that is not apparent already,” Murphy told a reporter at the state press conference Saturday afternoon. “There’s no need to panic, but this is not a normal time. So, we’re taking steps that we feel like we have to take.” All gatherings, celebrations and parties must also be canceled, including weddings. The “Stay At Home” Executive Order 107 mandates that residents only leave their homes to obtain goods or services from essential businesses; get food or beverage takeout; seek medical attention; need social or law enforcement services; visit family or romantic partners; leave for educational, political or religious reasons; or are directed to do so by law enforcement or a government agency. There are now 98 positive novel coronavirus cases in Monmouth County, the county announced Saturday afternoon. In the Two River area, that includes three in Colts Neck, three in Little Silver, seven in Middletown, one in Monmouth Beach, two in Red Bank and one in Rumson. Additionally, people are encouraged to partake in outdoor activities like walking or running, but to do so following social distancing guidelines and being at least 6 feet apart from other individuals outside.