Journalist Ali Abdallah freed after nearly six months in detention

first_img Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the release on 2 November of journalist Ali Abdallah, a member of the only political forum tolerated in Syria, who had been detained for nearly six months.Abdallah was arrested on 15 May after an Atassi Forum meeting at which he read out a letter from Ali Sadr Al Din Bayanouni, the head of the Syrian branch of the Moslem Brotherhood, who is currently in exile in London.The forum, which is closely watched by the authorities, has men and women members who aim, especially through their work for leading Arab news media, to encourage dialogue among Syria’s political parties and civil society with the aim of promoting reform.Ali Abdallah writes for several Arab newspapers, including the Lebanese daily Al Nahar and Akhbar Al Arab in the United Arab Emirates.————————————————————————–02.06.2005 Authorities free one of the two detained Salon Atassi journalists News Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the arrests of journalists Ali Abdallah and Hussein al Audat, on 15 and 23 May 2005 in Damascus after they were involved in a debate on democratic change in Syria.”Censorship, summonses, questioning and arbitrary arrests are the daily lot of human rights activists and journalists in particular,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation. “The arrest of these two journalists reminds us that it is never possible in Syria to express opinions outside those laid down by the ruling Baath party.””Moreover Ali Abdallah and Hussein al Audat should be immediately released, since they have not been formally charged,” it added.On 7 May, the Atassi Forum, the sole political discussion group allowed in Syria, of which the journalists are members, organised a debate on the theme of democratic change in the country. All political tendencies had been invited to take part. Those who could not attend sent letters that were read out at the meeting.Ali Abdallah (journalist), Hussein al Audat (journalist), Soheir al-Atassi (president of the forum), Nahed Badawiyah (engineer), Hazem Al-Nahar (doctor), Jihad Massuti (engineer), Mohammad Mahfuz (engineer), Abdelnasser Kalhous (employee) and Yussef Jahmani (publisher) were all arrested for inviting the Moslem Brotherhood (banned in Syria) to take part in the debate.Ali Abdallah was arrested first, on 15 May, for having read out a letter sent by Ali Sadr al Din Bayanouni, head of the Moslem Brotherhood in Syria, currently in exile in London. Other members of the forum, including Hussein al Audat, went to the authorities to explain their actions and in what circumstances the letter had been made public. A few days later they too were arrested in their homes at dawn and taken to the offices of political security. The nine human rights activists have apparently been accused of spreading the ideas of the Moslem Brotherhood.The Atassi Forum, which is closely watched by the authorities, has men and women members who aim, mainly via their work with major Arabic media, to build dialogue between the country’s different political parties and civil society to achieve reform in the country.Ali Abdallah contributes to several Arabic newspapers, including the Lebanese daily al Nahar. Hussein Al Audat, veteran among independent Syrian journalists, founded the national news agency SANA which he headed for four years. He also works for several Arabic dailies including Akhbar al Arab in the United Arab Emirates. March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release of Hussein Al Aoudat and seven other members of the Salon Atassi political debating forum on 30 May, after six days in detention, and urged the authorities to go ahead and also free journalist Ali Abdallah, who has been held since 16 May.Another journalist and political activist, Habib Saleh, was meanwhile arrested on 29 May in Tartus, 130 km north of Damascus. He heads the Tartus Forum for National Democratic Dialogue and often writes for daily newspapers such as An-Nahar (The Day) and websites such as Elaph (www.elaph.com).————————————————————————–26.05.05 – Arrest of two journalist human rights activists Follow the news on Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News March 8, 2021 Find out more November 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Ali Abdallah freed after nearly six months in detention News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Le Cordon Bleu St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Demonstration & Open House

first_img Make a comment HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe 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. 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 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Le Cordon Bleu. Photo by Brigham YenOn Saturday, March 16, 2013, starting at 10:30 am, Le Cordon Bleu is celebrating all things Irish with a delicious St. Patrick’s Day demonstration of culinary dishes. Reserve a seat for a taste of what the luck of the Irish can bring to the kitchen. Discover some tasty delights and see why Irish eyes are so often smiling; as their stomachs are filled with hearty fare.There’s no charge for admission. Bring a friend or the entire family – all are invited. Space is limited, so RSVP Now!Come watch Le Cordon Bleu’s pastry chefs create some of their favorite recipes and pick up tips that guests can use to impress their friends and family. Attending an open house is a great way to get attendees’ questions answered about culinary school and the industry. Tour Le Cordon Bleu’s commercial kitchens; talk to chefs; find out about financial aid programs and scholarships for those who qualify; and talk with an admissions representative to find out how to enroll. Space is limited. Reserve a seat today!Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 530 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (866) 230-9450 or visit www.chefs.edu. Education Le Cordon Bleu St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Demonstration & Open House Article and Photo courtesy of LE CORDON BLEU Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 3:48 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Sporting use for abandoned Council land

first_imgPedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry NewsLocal NewsSporting use for abandoned Council landBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2014 578 WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Twitter Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday center_img Previous articleFunding needed for local piersNext articleConcerns over failure to advertise top City of Culture job Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Cllr Kevin SheahanLAND that was bought for social housing and lying idle since the recession should be given to local communities for the development of sporting amenities.Fianna Fáil county councillor Kevin Sheahan told last week’s meeting of the local authorities cultural and sporting committee that towns and villages across the county were littered with sites where social housing was once planned. But with no funds available, there’s not much likelihood of them being developed in the foreseeable future.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Many of these sites were now being used by horse-owners and he believed that this impacted negatively on local communities.“I’m sick of these batty horses myself. They are a threat to people and road users. People driving through towns and villages in County Limerick see these horses and it gives a negative reaction of the area,” he claimed.He said that unused council sites would be better served as playgrounds and sporting amenities for local communities and this should be done with the council’s full support and blessing.He suggested sporting equipment and goalposts could be loaned to residents at weekends so that empty land beside estates would serve a better purpose than its current use for “corralling” horses.“We must look at the positive side. This would afford families with horses the same opportunity for their children to play and integrate better,” said Cllr Sheahan.Phelim Macken of the Limerick Sports Partnership told council members of a similar project called ‘Camp on the Green’, which he said had been a huge success in residential estates in Limerick. TAGSCllr Kevin SheahanLimerick County CouncilMusic Limerick Print Advertisement #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emaillast_img read more

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Parade set for Saturday

first_img You Might Like Three, two, one! About 150 children released balloons with tracking information into the air Wednesday morning. Children’s camp focuses on wind, weather and… read more By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Parade set for Saturday Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories “It’s more than I deserve,” he said. “I’m humbled by this honor. There are so many that are more deserving than me, so many that I honor and respect. Men like Emmett Boutwell and Pid Steed. They are heroes to me.”Turner, an active member of VFW Post 7055 and American Legion Post 70, is most at ease when he is honoring America’s veterans. Being parade grand marshal is a new experience but one that he will cherish.“I’m one of the lucky ones,” he said. “I came home. The real heroes of any war are those who didn’t come home to their families. They are the heroes.” Print Article Turner said he can still feel the rumble and clatter of those six- and eight-car ambulance trains. Those are memories that die hard, he said.Turner was on active duty with the Army for three years. He came home and waited 13 years to join the Alabama National Guard. He served with the Guard in Al Dammam during Operation Desert Storm.Turner made the military his career when he went active duty with the Guard as a logistics supply sergeant. He retired after 22 years.Dorthea Dow, Brundidge Business Association president, said the BBA, which sponsors the Independence Day parade, wanted to honor Turner for his military service and as “one of the most patriotic people anywhere.”Turner said he honors and respects all of America’s men and women who have served their country and those who continue to serve.“It’s also an obligation,” he said. “If we don’t honor and respect our veterans and our country, who will?“It concerns me that many of our young people don’t have the same patriotic spirit that we – the older generation – do. We must stay patriotic and believe in our country. Other than the Good Lord, what do our children and grandchildren have to look forward to if we give up on our country. What would our future be? God and country are the best hope for our country. We must never forget that.”The Independence Day Parade in Brundidge will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and follow a Main Street route. Parade lineup is at 8 a.m. at the National Guard armory. Pre-registration is not required. Those who would like to parade are encouraged to come and join the fun. By Jaine Treadwell Freddie Turner will take the seat of honor at the Independence Day Parade in Brundidge Saturday.Turner has been named the grand marshal of the annual parade that celebrates the birth of the United States of America and the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that are shared by all Americans.Turner said that being named grand marshal of the Independence Day Parade was more than an honor. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Turner joined the U.S. Army in 1966 and served a year in Vietnam as a medic at an evacuation hospital in Long Bien.“It was a 500-bed hospital and it was tough seeing men severely burned and with their limbs blown off,” he said. “But you couldn’t let it sink in. You had a job to do. When it got so bad, I’d go off and pray and have a good cry and get back up and go again.”Turner later served on military ambulance trains in Germany. The train transported wounded soldiers and widows of soldiers who had died in service to their country.“There was a lot of grieving on those trains,” Turner said. “A lot physical pain and emotional pain.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Watch Jimmy Herring And The Invisible Whip Tear Up Miles Davis’s “Black Satin” With Ranjit Barot

first_imgSince mid-July, Jimmy Herring has been on a tear with his latest project, Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip. The band is composed of Herring’s former Aquarium Rescue Unit bandmate, drummer Jeff Sipe, in addition to Jason Crosby on Wurlitzer and Rhodes, Kevin Scott on bass, and Matt Slocum on B3 Organ and clavinet. Making use of his newfound availability during Widespread Panic’s current touring lull this year, the exceptional guitarist’s new ensemble has a heavy touring schedule spanning through to December, with the act join forces with John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension for a late fall tour dubbed Meeting of the Spirits in November.EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Herring Talks New Band, This Year’s Losses, And The Unknown Future Of PanicAs Herring has previously noted in an interview with Live For Live Music, The Invisible Whip is focused on pulling from Herring’s work on previous records as well as new material and covers of well-loved artists by the band. Eschewing traditional genre classifications, he noted, “This thing is leaning towards — well, I don’t want to call it jazz. It’s definitely going to have elements of jazz, more so than the other bands that I typically will play in, just because there’s no vocals. And all of us as musicians love jazz, so there’s going to be some leanings towards that. It’ll still be rock though. It’s instrumental, so I guess that’s what its going to be. Instrumental, blues, rock, jazz, funk, American roots music with improvisation leaning toward the unknown.”Recently, the band released a new video via its Facebook of a live cover of Miles Davis’s “Black Satin” off his 1972 record, On The Corner. In the video, The Invisible Whip is joined by Ranjit Barot from John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension on drums, previewing what may be in store for audiences when the two acts meet up later in the fall for their joint tour. You can check out the video shot by Dillon Fries below. [Photo: Christian Stewart]last_img read more

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Intel from an outpatient COVID-19 clinic

first_imgThis is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring.Since the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, scientific literature and news reports have dedicated much attention to two groups of patients — those who develop critical disease and require intensive care and those who have silent or minimally symptomatic infections.Such accounts have mostly overlooked another large and important category of patients — those with symptoms concerning enough to seek care, yet not serious enough to need hospital treatment.Now, a new report by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-affiliated Cambridge Health Alliance offers insights into this in-between category based on data collected from people presenting at an outpatient COVID-19 clinic in Greater Boston.The team’s observations, published April 20 in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, are based on data from more than 1,000 patients who have sought care for respiratory illness since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March.The findings offer a compilation of clues that can help clinicians distinguish between patients with COVID-19 infections and those with other conditions that may mimic COVID-19 symptoms.Such clues are critical because early triage and rapid decision-making remain essential even now that testing is becoming more widely available than it was in the early days of the pandemic, the research team said. Testing remains far from universal, and even when available, tests still may have a turnaround time of one to three days. Additionally, some rapid point-of-care tests that have emerged on the market have not been entirely reliable and have caused false-negative readings.“Early recognition and proper triage are especially important given that in the first days of infection, people infected with SARS-CoV-2 may experience symptoms indistinguishable from a variety of other acute viral and bacterial infections,” said study lead author Pieter Cohen, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a physician at Cambridge Health Alliance. “Even when point-of-care diagnostic tests are available, given the potential for false-negative results, understanding the early natural history of COVID-19 and good old-fashioned clinical skills will remain indispensable for proper care.” Related Organized to fight the pandemic To stem the coronavirus crisis, Harvard Medical School scientists forge ahead on six key fronts A nuanced understanding of the typical presentation of COVID-19 in the outpatient setting can also help clinicians determine how often to check back with patients, the researchers added. For example, those who have started developing shortness of breath demand very close monitoring and frequent follow-up to check how the shortness of breath is evolving and whether a patient may be deteriorating and may need to go to the hospital.According to the report, COVID-19 typically presents with symptoms suggestive of viral infection, often with low-grade fever, cough and fatigue, and, less commonly, with gastrointestinal trouble. Shortness of breath usually emerges a few days after initial symptoms, becomes most pronounced upon exertion and may involve sharp drops in blood oxygen levels.Chief among the team’s findingsFever is not a reliable indicator. If present, it could manifest only with mild elevations in temperature.COVID-19 may begin with various permutations of cough without fever, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, body aches, back pain and fatigueIt can also present with severe body aches and exhaustion.A reliable early hint is loss of the sense of smell in the first days of disease onset.In serious COVID-19, shortness of breath is a critical differentiator from other common illnesses.Almost no one, however, develops shortness of breath, a cardinal sign of the illness, in the first day or two of disease onset.Shortness of breath can appear four or more days after onset of other symptoms.The first days after shortness of breath begins are a critical period that requires close and frequent monitoring of patients by telemedicine visits or in-person exams.The most critical variable to monitor is how the shortness of breath changes over time. Oxygen saturation levels can also be a valuable clue. Blood oxygen levels can drop precipitously with exertion, even in previously healthy people.A small number of people may never develop shortness of breath but may have other symptoms that could signal low oxygen levels, including dizziness or falling.Anxiet — common among worried patients with viral symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 — can also induce shortness of breath.Distinguishing between anxiety-induced shortness of breath and COVID-19-related shortness of breath is critical. There are several ways to tell the two apart.Key differentiatorsTime of onset: Anxiety-induced shortness of breath occurs rapidly, seemingly out of the blue, while COVID-19 shortness of breath tends to develop gradually over a few days.Patient description of sensation: Patients whose shortness of breath is caused by anxiety often describe the sensation occurring during rest or while trying to fall asleep but does not become more pronounced with daily activities. They often describe a sensation of inability to get enough air into their lungs. By contrast, shortness of breath induced by COVID-19-related drops in oxygen gets worse with physical exertion, including performing simple daily activities like walking, climbing stairs or cleaning.Anxiety-related shortness of breath does not cause drops in blood oxygen levelsDuring a clinical exam, a commonly used device, the pulse oximeter, can be valuable in distinguishing between the two. Clipped onto one’s finger, the device measures blood oxygen levels and heart rate in a matter of seconds.Several types of pneumonia — a general term denoting infection in the lungs — can present with striking similarity to COVID-19. For example, COVID-19 respiratory symptoms appear to closely mimic symptoms caused by a condition known as pneumocystis pneumonia, a pulmonary infection predominantly affecting the alveoli, the tiny air sacs lining the surface of the lungs. Both COVID-19 patients and patients with pneumocystis pneumonia experience precipitous drops in oxygen levels with exertion and shortness of breath. However, in the case of pneumocystis pneumonia, the shortness of breath typically develops insidiously over weeks, not within days, as is the case with COVID-19. Here, a careful patient history detailing evolution of symptoms would be critical, the authors said.Likewise, during the initial days of infection, both the flu and COVID-19 may have identical presentations, but thereafter the course of the two infections diverges. People with uncomplicated flu rarely develop significant shortness of breath. When they do experience trouble breathing, the shortness of breath is mild and remains stable. On the rare occasion of when flu causes a viral pneumonia, patients deteriorate rapidly, within the first two to three days. By contrast, patients with COVID-19 don’t begin to develop shortness of breath until several days after they first become ill.Study co-investigators include Lara Hall, Janice Johns and Alison Rapaport.Relevant disclosures: Cohen has received compensation from UpToDate, a company providing clinical decision-support tools. Researchers prepare for next year and beyond Designing a coronavirus vaccinelast_img read more

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Cesc Fabregas snubs Pep Guardiola as he names Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as best coaches he’s worked with

first_imgCesc Fabregas has played under some of the best managers in history (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas has delivered a snub to former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola after naming Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as the two best managers that he’s worked with in his career.The Spaniard left Barcelona for Arsenal as a 16-year-old but he returned to the Camp Nou in 2011 for a fee of around £35m. Guardiola handed Fabregas his old no.4 shirt and often played the midfielder in a false-nine position as Barcelona romped to the title in the 2011/12 campaign. It was arguably Lionel Messi’s finest season in his career and much of that was down to the chemistry the Argentine had with Fabregas.ADVERTISEMENT Cesc Fabregas snubs Pep Guardiola as he names Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as best coaches he’s worked with Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Apr 2020 4:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link745Shares Fabregas spent three years back at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)However, Fabregas left after a mixed three years in Barcelona to join Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2014.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe guided Chelsea to the Premier League title during his first season back in England and Fabregas admits he preferred playing under Mourinho and Wenger than Guardiola. Quizzed about his former bosses on Instagram, Fabregas initially tried to duck the question by insisting: ‘I had the best in the world, so I cannot complain.’However, fans weren’t happy with his answer and Fabregas was forced to go further, where he named his two favourite managers.‘Wenger and Mourinho,’ said Fabregas.MORE: Paul Merson defends Cesc Fabregas over Arsenal transfer decisionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

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