Italian photographer freed after being held hostage for three weeks

first_img November 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Italian photographer freed after being held hostage for three weeks RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan RSF_en to go further March 11, 2021 Find out more News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan Receive email alerts AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” May 3, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Italian photographer Gabriele Torsello today, three weeks after he was taken hostage in southern Afghanistan. The news was announced by the Italian NGO Emergency, which operates in the area. Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Italian photographer Gabriele Torsello today, three weeks after he was taken hostage in southern Afghanistan. The news was announced by the Italian NGO Emergency, which operates in the area.Emergency said in a statement: “At around 10 a.m. (1:30 p.m. in Afghanistan) today, 3 November, the Emergency hospital in Lashkar Gah received a telephone call saying Gabriele Torsello could be found on the road to Kandahar. An Emergency team went there and took him to Italian government representatives. Emergency immediately contacted his family, the Italian foreign minister and the ambassador in Kabul.”Torsello’s release was preceded by a phone call from Torsello to the hospital at 7:30 p.m. yesterday, which ended 10 days of silence from him and his abductors. In it, Torsello said he was “all right” but still did not know when he was going to be freed. His abductors had always preferred to communicate through the Italian-run hospital, which does not accept military protection.In the course of the call, Torsello had also asked in a tired voice: “Where is my son? He should be taken to his grandmother’s.”The campaign in Italy and other parts of the world on behalf of Torsello played an important role in his release. Italian foreign minister Massimo D’Alema said all possible channels of mediation were being used. Gen. Ismatullah, the head of all the police forces in southern Afghanistan, had recently confirmed that Torsello was still being held in Helmand province.More than 1,300 people had signed a petition launched by Reporters Without Borders and the UK-based National Union of Journalists (of which Torsello is a member) calling for his release. Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Pasadena Board of Education Wants to Hire 32 Teachers Quickly

first_imgEducation Pasadena Board of Education Wants to Hire 32 Teachers Quickly Published on Monday, June 27, 2016 | 3:55 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment 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. More Cool Stuff Community News 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img The Pasadena Unified School District is seeking authority from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to hire up to 32 qualified teacher on emergency permits for CLAD (Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development), Library Media Teacher Services, Clinical or Rehabilitative Services and limited assignment teachers at its different schools in the Pasadena area.PUSD’s Board of Education is expected to adopt Thursday, June 30, a Declaration of Need for Fully Qualified Educators, which when approved will be submitted to the CCTC for action. The CCTC is the approving authority which decides when PUSD can start hiring the emergency permit teachers.Once adopted by the Board of Education, the Declaration will remain in force until June 30, 2017. California Code of Regulations Section 80026 required that the annual declaration be adopted by the governing board at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the board.The declaration is based on last year’s actual needs and projected student enrolment and staffing allocations for the 2016-2017 school year.According to a PUSD breakdown, 10 teachers will be needed for CLAD/English Learner Authorization, 10 for Bilingual Authorization, five Resource Specialists and seven teacher-librarians for the school year.PUSD will also need authority from the CCTC for 25 Limited Assignment Permit teachers – five for multiple subjects, 10 for single subjects and 10 for special education subjects, according to Thursday’s meeting agenda for the Board of Education.The Board will also act Thursday on several contracts for facilities improvement, consultant contracts and purchase orders, and discuss and approve the 2018-2019 school calendar.PUSD’s Board of Education meets at the Ebie J. Hickambottom Board Room, 351 South Hudson Avenue in Pasadena. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Preview: Horse racing action in Tipperary

first_imgThe action gets underway at 4.35pm.Course Manager Andrew Hogan looks ahead to today’s racing. Tipperary kicks off its 2015 season this evening with a seven-race card.Local trainer Andrew Slattery has the top-weight in the most valuable race, the Fundraising Events At Tipperary Racecourse Handicap at 5.10pm in the shape of Sors.Reigning champion jockey Pat Smullen has been booked by Gerard O’Leary to ride Primo Uomo in the same race.last_img

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Ivica Osim to receive a Decoration from the Government of Japan

first_imgThe Government of Japan stated that within the autumn imperial decorating they will present the Order of the rising sun to Ivica Osim, former coach of the Japanese football team.The award is presented as a recognition for contribution to the development of football in Japan and the promotion of international understanding between Japan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.The Order will be awarded to Ivica Osim at the ceremony on December 7 in the residence of the Ambassador of Japan Kazuya Ogawa, stated the Embassy of Japan in BiH.Ivica Osim became the coach of the Japanese football club JEP United Ichihara in 2003. In 2005, with that club he wins the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup. After that, in 2006, he becomes the coach of the Japanese national team.Although he had to resign due to health issues in November 2007, he continued advising the Japanese football federation, at the same time promoting mutual understanding between Japan and BiH.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

first_imgSunday, September 21, 2014•1:51 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary of a cell phone by an unknown suspect(s) in the 100 block N. B, Wellington.•2:16 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a door in the 200 block W. 15th, Wellington.•2:55 a.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1500 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•4:04 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of alcohol by a known suspect(s) in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.•9:34 a.m. Officers took a report of an animal at large by known owner in the 300 block S. H, Wellington.•12:40 p.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to cane in the 300 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•7:33 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to tires in the 400 block E. 7th by known suspect, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21Friday, September 19, 2014•7:47 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of Crusader Drive and Woodlawn, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by juvenile male, 17, Wellington and a parked and occupied vehicle owned by Aaron D. Hines, Wellington.•7:48 a.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•8:30 a.m. Vanessa L. Trumpower, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•10:14 a.m. Officers investigated aggravated battery by known suspect in the 1600 block W. 16th, Wellington.•1:13 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 500 block S. H, Wellington by known suspect(s).•1:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.•4 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.•4:50 p.m. Endia M. Hands, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation and child restraint violation.•7:22 p.m. Officers investigated identity theft in the 500 block N. Elm, Wellington.•7:22 p.m. Officers investigated identity theft in the 500 block N. Elm, Wellington.•7:22 p.m. Officers investigated Identity Theft in the 500 block N. Elm, Wellington.•7:37 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•8:15 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Janice M. Olivas, 64, Wellington and a fixed object/mailbox owned by Chad S. Gill, Wellington. Saturday, September 20, 2014•1 a.m. Ian D. Stallbaumer, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no brakelights.•9:18 a.m. Matt F. Vanboening, 48, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.•9:39 a.m. Juvenile male, 15, Mayfield was issued a notice to appear for speeding 68 mph in a 40 mph zone.•2:22 p.m. Leonardo M. Nunez, 29, Coffeyville, was issued notice to appear for speeding 58 mph in a 45 mph zone and window tint violation.•5:05 p.m. Roberto G. Lopez, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 53 mph in a 40 mph zone.•5:38 p.m. Richard C. Brown, 35, Conway Springs, was arrested, charged and bonded with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding 52 mph in a 30 mph zone and no proof of insurance.•7:46 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a money order in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•11:13 p.m. Brent W. McIntyre, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no brakelights.last_img read more

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