Abandonment of the claim against a Japanese journalist

first_img News November 19, 2020 Find out more JapanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Japan Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that the Japanese music chart company Oricon finally abandonned its defamation action against freelance journalist Hiro Ugaya on 3 August after 33 months. It brought the suit against Ugaya in November 2006 for casting doubt on the validity of its pop music rankings in an interview for the magazine Saizo.“We welcome Oricon’s decision to abandon its action as it was clear from the outset that the allegations against Ugaya were meaningless,” Reporters Without Borders said.The lawsuit filed by Oricon on 17 November 2006 accused Ugaya of “mendacious comments” and demanded 50 million yen (318,000 euros) in damages. In his interview for the magazine Saizo (or Cyso), Ugaya questioned the validity Oricon’s hit chart on the grounds that its statistical methods were not transparent.Many NGOs including Reporters Without Borders denounced the lawsuit as a violation of free expression. A Tokyo District Court initially ordered Ugaya to pay 1 million yen (7,400 euros) in damages but Ugaya appealed to the Tokyo high court.Oricon’s decision to drop the action is extremely unusual in Japan. According to Japanese supreme court figures, only 0.1 per cent of the cases closed in 2007 were terminated as a result of the plaintiff’s decision to abandon the claim. JapanAsia – Pacific On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” News September 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News to go further Receive email alerts News RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more Organisation August 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abandonment of the claim against a Japanese journalist RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedomlast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News 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 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  top box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, January 31, 2020 | 11:10 am Business News HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Nation Takes Aim at Veteran Homelessness

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Aly J. Yale Tagged with: Associated Press Auction.com David Shulkin Ed Delgado Five Star Institute Homelessness Housing Projects Keys for Life military Heros Operation Homefront Veteran Veteran Affairs Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae Gets Green Light on Third Front-End CIRT Next: Week Ahead: Update on Economic Conditions in the Beige Book Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 26, 2017 1,528 Views Nation Takes Aim at Veteran Homelessness The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Nation Takes Aim at Veteran Homelessness Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Associated Press Auction.com David Shulkin Ed Delgado Five Star Institute Homelessness Housing Projects Keys for Life military Heros Operation Homefront Veteran Veteran Affairs 2017-05-26 Aly J. Yale in Daily Dose, Events, Featured, Headlines, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Just last week, the city of San Francisco opened up a new veterans housing complex, giving 722 local veterans homes. According to Mayor Ed Lee, the city will open another 128 be the end of this year.On a larger scale, Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) recently introduced the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act, a bill that would allow veterans to take their children along when using assistance housing. In the past, most housing programs only allowed veterans themselves in housing units, a shortcoming that made it hard for parents—particularly women—to participate.In September, the Five Star Institute will do its part toward ending veteran homelessness by hosting its annual Military Heroes Keys for Life event on September 19. In partnership with Operation Homefront, a non-profit provider for emergency financial relief and housing for military families, Keys for Life will present five wounded veterans with mortgage-free homes.In addition to Five Star and Operation Homefront, Auction.com, Aspen Grove Solutions, MCS Mortgage Contracting Services, ZVN Properties, Alacrity Services, Single Source, and US Best Repair Service are also sponsoring the event. Auction.com alone is donating $100,000 this year to Operation Homefront. This is the seventh year the Five Star Institute has hosted the Keys for Life event. To date, the Five Star Institute has partnered with Operation Homefront to donate more than 30 homes to veterans.“As we pause this Memorial Day to honor the brave servicemen and woman who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom, I am ever reminded of those organizations from across our industry that come together to support this important cause,” said Ed Delgado, CEO and President of the Five Star Institute and Board Member of Operation Homefront. “We are humbled and proud to offer a small expression of gratitude to America’s finest. We hope to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.”David Shulkin, the Chief of Veterans Affairs, recently told the Associated Press reducing the number of homeless veterans to 10,000 to 15,0000 was an “achievable goal” over the course of the Trump administration. Events like Keys for Life, as well as other efforts going on throughout the country, are sure to help.To learn more about Keys for Life, visit FiveStarConference.com. Aly J. Yale is a longtime writer and editor from Texas. Her resume boasts positions with The Dallas Morning News, NBC, PBS, and various other regional and national publications. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

[COVID19] SC Seeks Replies From States To Questionnaire On Measures Taken In Children Protection Homes

first_imgTop Stories[COVID19] SC Seeks Replies From States To Questionnaire On Measures Taken In Children Protection Homes Sanya Talwar11 Jun 2020 8:32 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday took note of 35 children testing positive for Coronavirus in a government-run shelter home in Royapurum, Chennai and sought a status report from the State Government of Tamil Nadu and Secretary regarding reasons for spread of the contagion and steps taken to control its further spread.A bench of A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari and S Ravindra…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday took note of 35 children testing positive for Coronavirus in a government-run shelter home in Royapurum, Chennai and sought a status report from the State Government of Tamil Nadu and Secretary regarding reasons for spread of the contagion and steps taken to control its further spread.A bench of A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari and S Ravindra Bhat also sought status report from different state governments on steps taken to protect children in shelter homes from the deadly Novel Coronavirus and also compliance of its April 3 order.In light of this, the Court also noted that it shall circulate a questionnaire which is to be communicated to the State Governments which Juvenile Justices Committees of States shall supply, providing requisite information sought for in the questionnaire before June 30, 2020.”we intend to seek information from the State Governments in relation to the care and protection of children in conflict with law, we are circulating a questionnaire which is to be communicated to the State Governments. The Juvenile Justices Committees of the High Courts shall also be supplied with the questionnaire which is annexed to this order” – SCThe questionnaire has been annexed with the order and states that it has been developed “with the purpose of monitoring the situation of children in institutions and in need of care and protection in COVID 19 based on the order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 3rd April 2020″.It states,”This format will help us to review the challenges faced by the authorities, Child Welfare Committees, Juvenile Justice Boards and District Child Protection Units (CWCs, JJBs and DCPUs)s in holding virtual sessions, restoring children back to families as well in following up to the constraints of the lockdown and develop measures to deal with these. The format will also enable the collection of good practices which may be useful to other states for replication.”During the hearing, the bench said that the questionnaire was prepared by Justice Ravindra Bhat.On April 3, the top court had taken suo motu cognisance of the condition of children in protection, juvenile and foster or kinship homes across the country amid the coronavirus outbreak and had issued directions to the state governments and various other authorities to protect them.The bench also issued detailed directions to the Child Welfare Committees, Juvenile Justice Boards and Children Courts, Child Care Institutions (CCI) and the state governments to prevent the spread of Corona virus amongst children.”There are children who need care and attention and are kept in or children in conflict with law who are kept in various types of homes. There are also children who are kept in foster and kinship care. In these circumstances, it was felt that the interest of these children should be looked into,” the bench said while taking cognizance on the matter.Broadly, the following directions were made:Measures To Be Taken By Child Welfare CommitteesMonitor cases telephonically for children who have been sent back to their families and coordinate through the District Child Protection Committees and Foster care and Adoption Committees (SFCACs) for children in foster careOnline help desks and support systems for queries to be established at the state level for children and staff in CCIsMeasures To Be Taken By Juvenile Justice Boards And Children CourtsOnline video sessions be organized for conducting inquiriesChildren alleged to be in conflict with law, residing in Observation Homes, JJB shall consider taking steps to release all children on bail, unless there are clear and valid reasons for the application of the proviso to Section 12, JJ Act, 2015Video conferencing or online sittings can be held to prevent contact for speedy disposal of cases.Measures To Be Taken By GovernmentsWork with Persons in Charge of CCIs and District Child Protection Units to plan staffing rotations or schedules to reduce in-person interaction by CCI staff.Ensure diligent performance of all government functionaries and take strict action against any dereliction of duty as per Rule 66(1) of Juvenile Justice Model Rules, 2016.Ensure adequate budgetary allocation to meet the costs that are likely to arise for the effective management of the pandemic.Directions To CCIsTake necessary steps to practice, promote and demonstrate positive hygiene behaviors and monitor their uptake;Conduct regular screening of children lodged in institutions and follow Health Referral System.Click Here To Download OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Update: Missing Donegal teenager found safe & well

first_img Facebook Google+ Update: Missing Donegal teenager found safe & well Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Previous articlePlan announced to double number of students in Irish-medium educationNext articleNo Donegal return for Odhran MacNiallais News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – December 30, 2019 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter A Donegal teenager who was reported missing this morning has been found safe and well. 19 year old Ryan McGhee had been last seen at around 4.30am leaving a house in Carrigans.It has since been confirmed this afternoon that Ryan has been located safe.Both his family and local Gardai have thanked the public for their assistance. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitterlast_img read more

New jobs on the way to Donegal as Dealz to open new store

first_img Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme New jobs on the way to Donegal as Dealz to open new store WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By News Highland – July 6, 2020 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+center_img Dealz is opening a store in Buncrana later this month as part of an expansion which will see three new premises in Ireland, creating a total of 75 new jobs.The other new outlets are in Dublin and Cork.They’ll be opening on July 16th. Previous articleArranmore’s Lee Early remembered in RNLI’s ‘Launch a Memory’ campaignNext articleCalifornian benefactor gives huge boost to Termon GAA News Highland WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Gastroenterology or HepatologyPhysician/Scientist (3-309-954)

first_imgThe Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Universityof Maryland School of Medicine and the Baltimore Veterans AffairsMedical Center (BVAMC) are recruiting a full-time board-certified(Internal Medicine and GI) academic gastroenterologist orhepatologist with a federally funded research program.Expected faculty rank will be Associate Professor or Professor,however, final rank, tenure status and salary will be commensuratewith selected candidate’s experience. When applying, please submita current CV, brief summary of research goals/interests and threereferences.Qualifications :Candidates must have a strong record of research creativity andproductivity. The primary focus is research, but the successfulcandidate must possess clinical and endoscopic skills to superviseand teach fellows. Strong record of publications in high-impactjournals and NIH funding are required.last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” MARCH 12, 2019

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Who Is paying for the financial losses of the Evansville Thunderbolts hockey team?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports. We are pleased to provide obituaries from several area funeral homes at no costs.  Over the next several weeks we shall be adding additional obituaries from other local funeral homes.  Please scroll down the paper and you shall see a listing of them..If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The true meaning of Christmas

first_imgTo the Editor:Six years ago, I began a hot chocolate stand to teach my children the meaning of Christmas and to donate. For our first year, we made $32, and $74 for our second year. We donated it to charity. Then my older daughter had an idea to try a toy drive. Within the last four years we collected 64 gifts during the first year, 170 for the second, 320 in the third, and 340 gifts for our fourth, and donated them to hospitalized children. This year we will be collecting for the Bayonne Division of Recreation Special Needs Children. There are 82 children that will be receiving a gift, ranging from 3 years old and up. Collections will need to be in by December 10 so that the elves can prepare them for delivery. I have a breakdown of ages and gender. If you would like specific information or to arrange drop-off or pickup please contact me, Jenn Cotto, at (551) 232-3613. Thank you in advance for your continued support and Happy Holidays from our family to yours. JENN COTTOlast_img read more

Will Chase to Take Over for Christian Borle in Rotten!

first_imgWill Chase(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten!center_img The writing was on the wall when it was revealed that Will Chase would not be appearing in another season of Nashville; instead he’s coming back to Broadway! The stage and screen star is set to step in for Tony winner Christian Borle as William Shakespeare in Something Rotten! on July 18. Borle will play his final performance at the St. James Theatre on July 16.Chase played the role of Shakespeare in the first reading of Something Rotten! before going on to star in Nashville. Tony nominated for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, his additional Broadway credits include Rent, Aida, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty, Lennon, High Fidelity, Billy Elliot, The Story of My Life and Nice Work If You Can Get It. On screen Chase has also been seen in Smash, The Good Wife, Necessary Roughness, Rescue Me, Pan Am, White Collar, Blue Bloods and more.Set in the 1590s, the Casey Nicholaw-helmed show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.Something Rotten! currently stars Rob McClure, Brad Oscar, David Beach, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vichi and André Ward. As previously reported, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Kate Reinders will also depart the show on July 16, and will be replaced by Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Brunell. View Commentslast_img read more