first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reports and statistics October 5, 2016 Turkey: “You cannot report the news under the state of emergency April 28, 2021 Find out more News ARTICLE 19 and other international organisations including Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released a report summarising findings from a three-day joint fact-finding mission to Istanbul, conducted on 31 August – 2 September 2016, six weeks after the Turkish government invoked a state of emergency in response to the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016. Credit: AFP Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law RSF_en Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey News News The coup attempt, in which nearly 250 people were killed, traumatised Turkish society. Had those behind the coup attempt not been defeated, the consequences for Turkey’s stability, prosperity and democratic development would have been dire. The government has the right and responsibility to bring those responsible for the coup attempt to account; and the imposition of a state of emergency may well be a legitimate response to a threat of this magnitude.However, the government is now abusing the state of emergency to severely restrict the right to freedom of expression and media freedom, to stifle criticism and limit the diversity of views, perspectives and opinions available in the public sphere within Turkey. Restrictions on the media are not a new phenomenon in Turkey, but in response to the failed coup, the breadth and scope of the crackdown on media freedom has intensified dramatically, with measures of an unprecedented scale now being justified on the grounds of ensuring stability.Media workers and other government critics are being arrested and harassed, and independent newspapers and broadcasters are being forced to close.During the first six weeks of the state of emergency, pursuant to the decrees outlined above, over 100 media outlets had been closed, leaving over 2,300 journalists and media workers without jobs. At least 89 journalists have been arrested, bringing the total number of media workers detained on official charges, believed to be related to their exercise of the right to freedom of expression, to 121. These numbers exclude countless other journalists who are currently in detention in police holding cells, or have been detained and released without charge during the state of emergency, as well those for whom detention warrants have been issued but have not yet been detained.At almost every meeting during the 3-day fact-finding mission, the delegation was alerted to new cases of detentions or arrests; with several interviewees stressing that it was impossible to gain an accurate figure of those detained, due to the speed of arrests and a lack of official information.Such measures have a disastrous chilling effect upon the free flow of information and ideas, depriving the population of the right to receive information about current events and to hold the government to account. Even those that have not been directly silenced by the state are forced into self-censorship, with only a handful of beleaguered independent outlets continuing to express alternative viewpoints. In this environment, the government is able to almost entirely dominate Turkey’s public discourse, while alternative viewpoints must be actively sought out.In parallel to the right of the media to seek and impart information and ideas, the right of the public to receive information about current events and the actions of the public authorities – including in a critical perspective – is of utmost importance in times of emergency and disarray.Please consider signing this petition, initiated by our partner PUNTO 24, calling for the release of the 121 journalists currently in jail in Turkey.Read our full report here Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Related documents foe-under-state-of-emergency-turkey-pub-final.pdfPDF – 4.94 MB TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Reports and statistics Help by sharing this information Reports Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgEducation Pasadena Unified Establishes Foster Youth Advisory Council Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 4:11 pm 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 More Cool Stuff Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The Pasadena Board of Education approved the establishment of the Foster Youth Guardians/Parents and Advocates Council (FYGPAC) to assist in the academic success of foster students in the district at a Board Meeting in late August.The purpose of the council is to improve the overall functioning of students and to facilitate their educational experience by addressing their academic, emotional, and behavioral needs.“The Council brings together the internal and external resources of our community to support children at the most vulnerable times in their lives,” said Eric Sahakian, Executive Director of Child Welfare, Attendance and Safety, who is leading the district’s foster youth services. “With strong collaboration between partners and service agencies, we are better equipped to support foster youth through this time in their lives and to prepare them to be successful.”During the 2015-2016 academic year, there were over 640 foster care youth enrolled in PUSD, with an average of 400 foster students enrolled at any point in time.Services available for foster youth in 2015-2016 included:• Project YES (Youth Educational Supports), an academic and social/emotional program at Eliot Middle School and Wilson Middle School• Foster youth sensitivity training for district employees on trauma endured by foster youth• Foster youth community liaison position added to assess foster youth students for academic, attendance, and behavioral needs via an Individualized Success Plan• Two pilot Resource Centers for foster youth added at Eliot Middle School and John Muir High School in partnership with PCC and All Saint’s Church Foster Care Project• Two Intervention Specialists added to launch the Mentors for L.I.F.E. program for middle school students, including foster youth, and provide individual support for attendance and behavioral challengesThe Council, which consists of guardians/parents, students, community advocates, professionals affiliated with foster youth group homes, district staff, and Pasadena City College staff, has a developed a five-point work plan for improvement, ranging from trauma-informed care for delivery of mental health services; improving the transition from special education to mainstream; training of staff; and improved information about and access to district services and programs.The Council will meet monthly at Pasadena City College and serve as a resource for guardians and parents of foster youth to get involved and to obtain information about district services for foster youth. FYGPAC meets on the third Thursday of every month from 12 – 1:30 p.m. in Bungalow 5 on the Foothill Campus of Pasadena City College (formerly known as CEC), 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena.FYGPAC is supported by the PUSD Office of Child Welfare, Attendance and Safety. For more information, visit gopusd.com/cwas.last_img read more

first_imgA Vagabond Easter brunch.Spring has met us at last. Easter weekend greets our bodies with the warmth we’ve been craving. Queen, Frog and I take to the woods for a small hike in the nearby town of Fayette. A nice loop trail that overlooks an unknown lake, at least unknown to us.The trail is muddy, but the air is fresh and is what we needed. Even though the lake still has ice on it the feeling of spring is within us. The sun is out and we can hear birds, specifically turkeys, making gruesome sounds. We also spot a porcupine who doesn’t seem to regard us at all as he descends the rocks we’ve chosen to rest on.That night Frog and I begin prepping for Sunday’s feast. The day prior I made arrangements to buy a leg of lamb. We met in a parking lot and made the exchange and I felt like I was exchanging goods in that shaddy manner that we’ve all seen in movies (or perhaps participated in). I was even wearing shades and had Frog to flex as muscle. The trade went well, I even secured an extra pound for the same price. If you can buy meat in a parking lot I highly suggest it.The lamb was best, we thought, for conveying the body of Christ, for what specific reason I am not totally certain, maybe having something to do with him being a shepherd, or perhaps this was just Frog and I’s way of justifying our intense cravings for lamb. Whatever the reason this was my first time deboning a piece of meat, which Frog walked me through, herself a seasoned butcher. I feel like I learned more about anatomy than I have in 22 years of school, simply by pulling muscle and fat away from bone, following the white seams like paper craft. Queen watched for as long as her stomach could handle, before retreating and changing the topic of conversation.Frog prepared brioche by hand. Without a mixer this is an incredibly laborious task, that involves many minutes of kneading and an unspeakable amount of butter. The only help she required of me was the occasional rolling up of the sleeves. While she prepared the brioche I prepared the marinade, lemon, garlic and rosemary. While these three things came together Queen prepared the food coloring for the hard boiled eggs, green and purple.Frog and I finished in unison, I put the marinade in the fridge and she set the dough to rise. We prepared the egg soak, using empty beer cans to keep them submerged. After five minutes Queen removed the first egg and Frog’s face turned to a half frown.“I think we shouldn’t have used brown eggs,” Frog said.We cry with laughter. I for one hadn’t even noticed and Queen through her tears was remarking how ugly the eggs were. Frog and I plan to hide these eggs the next morning alongside the sandy river for Queen to hunt. She has never participated in an Easter egg hunt and Frog and I feel it is our responsibility to change that.The morning rises with the sun we’ve missed. Frog and I dress the part of parents, specifically like New Jersey parents from 1992. Frog chooses flaymobant pants and I pick a jacket to match, not to mention I carry the camera as every proud father does. Queen dresses in pigtails and a red floral dress and carries a basket, the perfect child.At the river we hide the eggs and let her search. We hide some low and some high in trees. She searches earnestly and I can’t stop smiling. Is this one of the beautiful moments of parenthood that I hear so much about? A couple walks by blasting country music out of a portable speaker. The father in me wants to approach them and say, “Hey, I’m trying to have a nice morning with my family, could you please turn your offensive music down. Thank you.” I resist the pressing urge.After the eggs are found we run into Uncle Glam who is out taking a stroll along the river with his dog. He’ll be joining us for dinner later, arriving like every perfect uncle does, with beer under arm. Before he arrives, though, we enjoy brunch: Frog’s brioche with raspberry jam. Every bite is ecstasy, the bread is buttery, pastry like.Our decadence continues as we begin to prep the dinner. I prepare scalloped potatoes, Frog prepares salad and Queen begins turning our Easter eggs into deviled eggs. The roast is removed from the fridge and awaits the oven which it shares with the potatoes. And like every uncle, Glam arrives too late to assist with prepping but just in time to pour a couple cold ones.With everything in the oven we step out for deviled egg appetizers, which Queen has made especially flavorful with anchovies. Frog and I keep a close eye on the oven which has begun to fill the apartment with smoke everytime we open it. Through the haze and the smoke detector signaling we’re able to produce two perfectly cooked dishes. With them out of the oven we prep the table and take our seats. Frog’s apartment is lacking in chairs so Uncle Glam is forced into a lawn chair.We eat and drink and praise one another for the good work they did. The lamb is rare and the potatoes are creamy and delicious. A small silence occupies the table after the meal.“Lets gossip.” Uncle Glam declared.“Yes!”I responded without missing a beat, the drinks taking hold.Frog and Queen sit back and watch us gossip like a social experiment. We share the details that we each seem to know some half of, while the other fills in the rest. This goes on for a while until we move on to pictionary. Uncle Glam and I naturally become a team at this point, while Queen and Frog set to beating us, but come off badly and in all honesty, Pictionary is probably not the best game to play for someone who English is a second language for.At one point in the game Uncle Glam and I sense foul play afoot. We would find out later that there was in fact no foul play, but this led to a string of arguments involving patriarchy, scheming, and defamation. All of which left me very confused and conflicted. Of course I would find out later how much fun Frog and Queen had leading me astray.The night recovered and we continued to chat and play games. The night begins to blur and Queen is falling asleep at the table. The night widdles down and the group prepares for dispersal. This is when I remember that it’s Sunday and not Saturday, which is how I’ve been treating the entire night. The dread of work overcomes me and I hardly sleep at all, dreading the Monday that it already is.All and all though, it was certainly one of my most memorable Easters, as I think it was for everyone in attendance. I’m not particularly religious in any way, but I’m now of the firm belief that any holiday that can bring friends together for a fine meal is a sacred day, worthy of celebrating to the extreme, even if you have to work the next day.last_img read more

first_imgDean Henderson. It is the name that stalks Ramsdale’s every move right now. In one sense, what came before is a complete irrelevance. In another, it strikes at the heart of the problems that Sheffield United are now facing as they seek to build on the impressive accomplishment of last season’s top-half finish, the club’s best in almost three decades.Ramsdale is not living up to the performances of his predecessor. Henderson was excellent last season, making crucial saves, keeping his team in games. His natural confidence set the tone for a team that exuded a steely mentality befitting the city.It is true that the defending in front of him was organised and there was much praise for Wilder’s setup. But when those in front of him were beaten, Henderson often was not.There was the left-handed save from Bournemouth’s Philip Billing on the opening weekend. The Abraham shot that he kept out low down to his right, managing to shovel it out of the path of Mason Mount against Chelsea. The close-range headers from Watford’s Craig Dawson and Wolves striker Raul Jimenez. The long-range shot from Spurs’ Lucas Moura.All of those efforts saved. All of those games drawn. Dean Henderson will return to Old Trafford after two years on loan at Sheffield United “I think he could have done a little bit better on the first goal,” Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports. “This [second] one he seems to come a little bit and stop. I mean, it is two yards out from the line. The goalkeeper has got to do so much more. He has got to be out there. He has got to be commanding. He has got to be so much more dominant there, Ramsdale.“He is a young goalkeeper and it is certainly not easy to come in after Henderson did so well last season. It cannot have been easy for him last season at Bournemouth also. But it is high stakes, particularly in the situation that Sheffield United find themselves in.” The first goal conceded was a mishit effort by Tammy Abraham that squirmed beyond his outstretched right hand. The second was a cross from Hakim Ziyech that travelled an awful long way in the air only for Ben Chilwell to bundle into the Blades net from close range. Dean Henderson’s best saves from the 2019/20 Premier League season There was the fingertip save from Todd Cantwell and the strong palm to keep out Ryan Fraser’s powerful hit. Granit Xhaka’s thunderbolt from distance. Mario Lanzini’s free-kick for West Ham that beat the wall but not the goalkeeper. Perhaps most spectacularly of all, there was the double save from Mario Vrancic and Josip Drmic to somehow deny Norwich.Sheffield United won each of those matches by just one goal.Take out those Henderson stops and that is 15 fewer points.If that is stretching the point, the expected-goals model does provide some statistical insight that allows us to understand the true significance of Henderson’s impact last season.Based on the locations from which the shots against him were taken, the type of shots that he faced, and where on the goal they were struck, the average goalkeeper would have been expected to concede 41 goals from the shots that were faced.Instead, he let in only 33.Sheffield United would still have had a good defensive record without this remarkable overperformance but they would not have finished in the top half. Not when they were outscored by relegated Bournemouth. Being so tight at the back was the basis of it all.Ramsdale’s record, according to this same expected-goals model, is far from disastrous. He conceded 62 goals last season but the statistics suggest that he would have been expected to concede 61 anyway based on the shots faced. This season he has let in 14 but so porous has the Sheffield United defence been that he would have been expected to concede 13.He might have done better with Romain Saiss’ header for Wolves on the opening weekend, and the same could be said of Ezri Konsa’s header that crept in at the far post in the defeat to Aston Villa.And yet, the stats show that Ramsdale has not been the problem. Wilder will know that and he will demand much more from his team than they showed in conceding four against Chelsea.The problem is that nor, it seems, is he the answer, the man who is going to save them if they suffer. All the evidence suggests that he is unlikely to reproduce the heroics of Henderson.That means Sheffield United were always going to need improve ahead of him if they were to avoid a much more difficult season.The early signs are not promising. Ben Chilwell scores past Aaron Ramsdale in Chelsea's win over Sheffield UnitedImage:Ben Chilwell bundled the ball past Ramsdale to put Chelsea ahead Chelsea vs Sheffield United highlights– Advertisement – 4:59 Wilder’s view on the second goal- Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Sheffield United. If there was some unease at Sheffield United paying £18.5m for a goalkeeper they had allowed to leave for a fraction of that fee only three years earlier, that feeling was offset by the belief in Aaron Ramsdale’s capabilities. The fear now, with Chris Wilder’s side bottom of the Premier League table, is that they needed him to be much more than just capable.Ramsdale is still waiting for his first clean sheet of the season and scrutiny is starting to come his way after his role in the 4-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.- Advertisement – 2:44 “It’s a mistake, which in an individual mistake. If Aaron doesn’t deal with it then Max should deal with it, whatever you have to do to keep the ball out of the net and we didn’t. It’s a scruffy goal from our point of view and one that should have been dealt with quite easily.” Tammy Abraham scores past Aaron Ramsdale in Chelsea's win over Sheffield UnitedImage:Tammy Abraham’s equaliser for Chelsea was just beyond Ramsdale’s grasp – Advertisement –last_img read more