Journalist arrested and three others on trial

first_img February 25, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist arrested and three others on trial IranMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders called today on the Iranian authorities to disclose the whereabouts of journalist Ali-Reza Jabari, who was arrested late last month, and said it was very worried because he had heart problems and may have been mistreated in jail.It also called for the release of nine other imprisoned journalists, including three – Behrooz Gheranpayeh, Hossein Ghazian and Abbas Abdi – who are currently on trial for “spying” and whose families have expressed concern about trial procedure and bad prison conditions. Iran has more journalists in jail than any other Middle Eastern country.Jabari, a translator and freelance contributor to several independent newspapers, including Adineh, was arrested at his office in Teheran on 28 December by non-uniformed individuals who took him to his home, which they searched, seizing video cassettes, books and his computer hard-drive.The next day his wife went to Adareh Amaken, a city police department considered close to the intelligence service and which has summoned many journalists for questioning in recent weeks. She was told nobody by the name of her husband had been arrested. She was given the same answer at the central police station.An interview with Jabari was published on 25 December in a Persian-language newspaper in Canada, Charvand, in which he said the country’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Guide of the Islamic Revolution, wanted the crisis in Iran to get worse. Jabari, a member of the Iranian Writers’ Association, has translated many Iranian works, some of them banned, into English.Gheranpayeh, Ghazian and Abdi, journalists who also run public opinion firms and whose trial began early last month, appeared in court on 6 January. One of the country’s official news agencies, IRNA, published on 22 September last year a poll by the Ayandeh public opinion institute showing that 74.7 per cent of Iranians favoured a resumption of ties with the United States. Mehdi Abasi Rad, head of IRNA’s political desk, also appeared in court accused of “putting out false news”. Since the start of the trial, the defendants’ families have been worried by the fact that the prisoners have made confessions, often a sign of severe psychological pressure.Gheranpayeh, head of the National Institute of Public Opinion and a journalist on the now-closed newspaper Nowrooz, is in Teheran’s Evin prison and has not been allowed to see his family since his arrest on 16 October last. Until recently he was in a cell of his own but is now sharing one with Ghazian, a director of Ayandeh who also worked on Nowrooz and was arrested on 31 October. Abdi, another Ayandeh director and former editor of the now-closed daily paper Salam, who was picked up on 4 November is in a solitary cell. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists RSF_en Organisation Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News June 9, 2021 Find out more News News to go further Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

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Pasadena and East Pasadena Target Stores to be Staffed with a Beauty Conscierge

first_img 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. Subscribe Beginning Friday, Target stores in Pasadena and East Pasadena will be one of 96 existing locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties to be staffed with a beauty concierge.Participating stores will be staffed with a Target Beauty Concierge, a highly-trained, brand agnostic beauty enthusiast who is available to answer guests’ questions in-store, according to a news statement.Serving as a trusted expert, the beauty concierge will provide guests with personalized, detailed and unbiased information about beauty and personal care products offered at Target and will act as a knowledgeable source of advice, according to the statement.Beauty concierges will be located in the beauty aisle at Target wearing a distinct black apron. No appointment is necessary. The Pasadena and East Pasadena Target stores are located, respectively, at 777 E. Colorado Blvd. and 3121 E. Colorado Blvd.“Target is excited to offer this unique, special service to our Los Angeles and Orange County area guests – guests whom we know are passionate about beauty,” said Cary Strouse, Target’s senior vice president of stores in the Western region.“In an often crowded and sometimes daunting marketplace, Target’s Beauty Concierge program ensures that guests receive the friendly, personalized assistance and counsel they need, while purchasing their favorite beauty products at affordable prices,” Strouse said.In addition, the program will launch in 27 stores in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Baltimore area, 36 stores in Minneapolis and expand by an additional 41 stores in Chicago, with approximately 200 stores implementing the program in 2013, according to the news statement. Beauty Pasadena and East Pasadena Target Stores to be Staffed with a Beauty Conscierge From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 7:14 pm 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Top of the News center_img Community News Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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Thanksgiving: Who are we fooling?

first_imgThanksgiving is upon us and with it comes an abundance of things for which to be thankful. Family and friends, health, gainful employment, a roof over our heads, and – who could forget – a scrumptious holiday feast. Just thinking about turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie and whipped cream sends my salivary glands into overdrive, even though the big day is still a week away. I do try my best to eat well for the other 364 days of the year, but this day is special. No holds barred. Gluttony at its finest.Fortunately the Thanksgiving holiday offers more than just the opportunity to be grateful and to pig out. In addition to the traditional spectator activities that the day brings (the Macy’s parade and Lions football), the annual Turkey Trot has become a ritual for many runners across the country. Our region alone offers at least ten of them, with enticing names such as the Drumstick Dash and the Giblet Jog. What a way to begin the holiday festivities – get your workout done early in the morning, leaving plenty of time for guilt-free gorging.Only one problem – the average 160 lb. Turkey Trotter burns just under four hundred calories in a 5k race. And the average Thanksgiving dinner? Anywhere from 3000 to 4500 calories, depending on how many extra helpings of stuffing you pile on your plate. Another slice of pumpkin pie? Better lace up your shoes – you’ve got 2 ½ more miles to run.Just for fun, I went online to calculate the approximate number of calories I’ll consume this Thanksgiving. By conservative estimates (the calculator didn’t allow for the inevitable seconds of sweet potatoes, stuffing and gravy), I’ll take in 2395 calories. Yikes! I’ll need to run twenty-five miles to burn off that meal.Which brings a dilemma. Forego the seconds? Not a chance. This year, I’m proposing that we ditch the turkey trot 5k’s. Who are we fooling? Those runs don’t even put a dent in our holiday calorie consumption. What we really need are some Thanksgiving ultras. Who’s in for the Fat Turkey 50 Mile? Or maybe the Hungry Pilgrim 100k? Whatever your distance, just get out there – and be thankful for the ability to do so.last_img read more

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Camp Daniel Boone Fire 80% Contained, Cals Creek Fire 90% Contained

first_imgThe cause of both fires remains under investigation. We are in spring wildfire season, and fire danger is expected to remain high across Western North Carolina this week. Due to these extended hazardous fire conditions, the North Carolina Forest Service issued a ban on all open burning for 32 Western North Carolina counties. Photo from Getty Images Firefighters continued to make progress containing the Camp Daniel Boone Fire in Haywood County and the Cals Creek Fire in Macon County. Firefighters are monitoring the fires, which are 80% and 90% contained. Unless conditions change, no additional fire activity is expected on either fire. This will be the last update on the Camp Daniel Boone and Cals Creek fires. The Camp Daniel Boone Fire remained at 72 acres and is now 80% contained. The Lake Logan VFD provided 19 volunteers and a variety of firefighting equipment to protect numerous structures for the first 24 hours. The assistance of these dedicated volunteers is critical in the success of US Forest Service firefighting efforts. The Cals Creek Fire remained at 90 acres and is now 90% contained. The fire started on Friday, April 3, and is burning on US Forest Service land in the Nantahala Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest east Otto, NC. 30 firefighters remain on scene. Firefighters are continuing to monitor the fire and are extinguishing any remaining hot spots near the fire lines. Firefighting resources to contain the Cals Creek fire included federal and state forestry agencies as well as fire crews from The Nature Conservancy. center_img The northern Art Loeb and Little East Fork trailheads remain closed due to the fire operations but are expected to reopen later in the week. For updates on these closures, contact the Pisgah Ranger District, (828) 877-3265. Firefighting resources to contain the Camp Daniel Boone Fire included federal and state forestry agencies as well as the Lake Logan Volunteer Fire Department (VFD). The burning ban went into effect on April 3, and will remain in effect until further notice. The fire started Friday, April 3 on private property off Little East Fork Rd. and burned into the Shining Rock Wilderness Area on the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. 10 US Forest Service firefighters remain on scene to monitor the fire and patrol for any remaining hot spots near the fire lines. For more information, visit https://ncforestservice.gov/news_pubs/newsdesk_2020.htm. The US Forest Service urges the public to practice caution as they visit the national forests. Visitors are asked to follow guidance under the burn ban and consider postponing their camping trips. Stay up to date on current national forest closures at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/currentclosures.last_img read more

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