March 11, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Organisation Help by sharing this information May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan October 16, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explanation sought for closure of government daily Arman-e-Mili Receive email alerts News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today called on information and culture minister Sayeed Makhdoom Raheen to explain the closure of Afghanistan’s second most important daily, the state-owned Arman-e-Mili (National Will), which recently carried articles criticising President Hamid Karzai’s administration. The move appears to violate government undertakings regarding the independence and development of the state media.”If this a political decision aimed at banning any criticism of the government in the state-owned press, we urge you to reverse it and to reinstate the journalists in their posts,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to the minister.Arman-e-Mili’s last issue appeared on 11 October after the government ordered its “administrative closure” one day earlier. The information and culture minister said it was a “measure of a budgetary nature.”AFP quoted the minister as saying at a press conference: “There are currently 265 dailies, weeklies and other publications in Afghanistan. Five of them belong to the government and are subsidized by public funds, often with the same articles and the same photos. So we decided to close one of them.”But the daily’s editor in chief, Mirhaidar Motahar, claims that the closure was linked to its increasingly more independent editorial line. He said Arman-e-Mili had often reported popular discontent with government decisions.As the newspaper received part of its financing from the defence ministry, its closure could also be linked to power struggles within the government. Defence minister Mohammed Fahim heads a major opposition current within the transition government. As Arman-e-Mili very rarely criticised Fahim, President Harmai’s associates may have suspected it of being in his pay.Arman-e-Mili had a circulation of 5,000, one of the largest in Afghanistan. It employed 17 journalists and had some 15 other employees. News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more News to go further News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Fresh from the Oven, Nothing Bundt Cakes Opens in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 | 2:02 pm Your email address will not be published. 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Lake Avenue just north of California Blvd. The bakery will celebrate grand opening festivities with a day benefitting Door of Hope as well as fun community events (see full schedule below).Nothing Bundt Cakes reintroduces an old family favorite – the bundt cake – with a light, moist taste and fresh, clean look that appeals to all ages. Each 8” and 10” bundt cake features custom concept cake decorations that are smart, contemporary and fun to enhance any occasion, large or small. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers customers a wide range of cake flavors and sizes, from bundtinis – bite-sized bundts – to larger bundts that serve 18-20 people and tiered cakes, which serve up to 26 people.Grand opening celebrations include:• Friday, March 27– Door of Hope Benefit Day – 20% of sales will be donated to Door of Hope, equipping homeless families to rebuild their lives with transitional housing and a restoration program• Thursday, April 9– 12 p.m. – Ribbon cutting with the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce• Saturday, April 11– 9 a.m. – Free Bundtlets for a Year – First 50 guests with purchase on this day will receive free bundtlets for a year (one per month for 12 months)– 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Family Fun Event – Bring the family and enjoy a’bundt’ant cake samples, plus balloon twisting and face painting for the kids“Pasadena is a great place: it has a big city feel with the heart of a small town and is the perfect place for Nothing Bundt Cakes,” said Ingrid Kuo, local bakery owner. “Our families are nearby and my four children go to Pasadena public schools. It will be fun celebrating all of the special moments with this community that is home to us. We are also so happy to partner with wonderful organizations making a difference in the lives of children and families, the sick and the underprivileged. We hope our cakes can bring joy and hope one bite at a time.”Made fresh daily using only the freshest ingredients available, Nothing Bundt Cakes combines great taste and creative presentations that appeal not only to taste buds but to all five senses. Guests are greeted by the smell of freshly baked cakes the minute they cross the bakery threshold. A soothing yet warm color palette meets the eye with whimsical furniture and hand-painted signage reminiscent of yesteryear but with a clean, fresh approach. The Nothing Bundt Cakes staff instantly makes guests feel right at home with a friendly welcome. Phone and online orders are also available for guests’ convenience.“We’ve learned that bundt cakes hold a special place in the heart of guests across the nation, as many folks can remember a loved one baking a special bundt cake just for them,” said Dena Tripp, cofounder of Nothing Bundt Cakes. “Our franchisees are an integral part of connecting to the community through the love of the bundt cake. We look forward to a successful partnership and becoming part of this community.”Founded in 1997, Nothing Bundt Cakes is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nothing Bundt Cakes is one of the nation’s few bakery/retail locations committed to the baking of bundt cakes. The bakery specializes in offering celebration solutions for moments that matter and always enhancing their guests’ celebrations. This bakery’s opening makes a total of 124 bakeries open across 23 states. For more information, please visit www.nothingbundtcakes.com. 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Facebook LIMERICK Spring, a political festival which is the first of its kind in this region, is underway and the six-day event has drawn some of the country’s best-known political commentators to Limerick for debate and creative discussion.Confirmed speakers include broadcaster Vincent Browne, economist David McWilliams, ‘Ear to the Ground’ Presenter Ella McSweeney and comedians Eleanor Tiernan and Paddy Cullivan. Limerick Spring also welcomes filmmakers Lelia Doolan and Donnacha O Briain to present their work this week at two film screenings.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Festival coordinator Jennifer Moroney-Ward said: “Limerick has a long tradition of political activism and has played a leading role in the development of the Irish state. However, many citizens feel disconnected from politics. This five day festival will invite citizens and guest speakers to delve deeper into the political structures and systems that influence our lives in 2014.”The festival kicked off on Tuesday April 8 with a film screening of ‘Bernadette – Notes on a Political Journey’ that also featured a Q&A with director Lelia Doolan. Tonight (Wednesday 9) there will be a night of music that inspired political change around the world with The Revolution Will Not Be Spotified upstairs in Dolans. This will feature a number of local musicians performing their own original protest songs, alongside renditions of some classics too.On Thursday 10 there are two events, the first of which begins at 2:30pm in the Exhibition Hall of City Hall and will engage a group of citizens of all ages and backgrounds in a workshop on representation and democracy.Later that night, the public is invited to Salon Du Chat, hosted by Roisin Buckley in Fitto Cafe, a conversational cafe where the menu is filled with sumptuous morsels of conversation.Friday 11 sees the return of David McWilliams and Leviathan Political Cabaret back to Limerick for what will be a lively debate entitled ‘Constitution or Revolution: Towards 2016’. Mr McWilliams will host a panel including Dr Peadar Kirby, Marie Louise O’Donnell, Liadh Ni Riada, Deirdre O’Shaughnessy of the Cork Independent and Diarmuid O’Flynn of Ballyhea Says No. There will also be some comedy from Abie Philbin Bowman and satirical music from White Cholera.Saturday 12 promises to be an eventful day with an early start at the Limerick Milk Market where Ella McSweeney will lead an expert panel to look at the Politics of Food. This event is organised in collaboration with the Limerick Community Grocery.That afternoon sees the premiere of Donncha O’Briain’s new film ‘Peripheral Vision’ with a Q&A with the director and panel of experts following the screening. This film follows a number of protest movements in Ireland over the last two years including Ballyhea Says No, Anglo Not Our Debt Campaign and the Occupy movement.On Saturday evening from 6pm to 8:30pm, Limerick’s own Vincent Browne will act as Speaker of the House at the first ever Limerick Spring Assembly at the Crescent Hall, situated beside the statue of Daniel O’Connell. This event invites 11 citizens of Limerick to put a motion to the House and the audience will decide whether it gets passed and therefore included in the Limerick Spring Assembly manifesto.All events encourage very lively audience participation, in particular the final event on Sunday April 13 where comedians Eleanor Tiernan and Paddy Cullivan launch the first ever Speakers’ Corner in Limerick. This gives all members of the public the opportunity to stand up and tell the world what’s on their mind. It will take place on the corner of Thomas Street and Anne Street in Limerick city centre and will be followed by a comedy gig at 8pm in The Blind Pig on Thomas Street.The Limerick Spring festival is the culmination of the efforts of more than 15 volunteers who have dedicated in excess of 1,000 hours across four months. Advertisement Des Bishop celebrates his mother with ‘Mia Mamma’ Previous articleYear long wait for results of inquiry is unnaceptableNext articleLanguage still the biggest barrier for migrants Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Twitter Print Directly Elected Mayor Debate Part 1 – The Limerick Post Show with Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Standup and take a punchline at UCH Limerick NewsLocal NewsPoliticsLimerick political festival underwayBy Liam Togher – April 9, 2014 629 Farmer Michael and Kathleen: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! Two Limerick shows for comedian David O’Doherty TAGScomedyDavid McWilliamsdebatediscussionElla McSweeneyFestivalfilmLimerick SpringpoliticsscreeningsVincent Browne Email
Competitive Computing (C2) Awarded GSA Schedule 70 ContractAward enables federal customers to purchase business-critical IT solutionsCOLCHESTER, VT October 15, 2008 Competitive Computing (C2), a recognized leader in strategic IT solutions for business, government and higher education institutes, announced today that they were awarded a Schedule 70 contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government. The GSA Schedule is the preferred vehicle for government buyers; product and service providers who have contracts on the GSA Schedule are more likely to be selected by government purchasing agents.”The use of the GSA Schedule has become an essential practice among government contracting companies,” Melissa Dever, VP of Engineering, C2 commented. “C2 has been a leading provider of application development and infrastructure solutions for State Government for nearly 10 years, delivering high-end solutions such as permit application systems, tourism websites, strategic enterprise analysis projects, and large-scale virtualization projects. The award will enable us to provide the government with a full array of IT services, including streamlined intranet, extranet and commerce solutions, networking, virtualization, and custom information system design and implementation, without the need for lengthy and costly RFP responses.Federal customers can access information about C2s services through the GSA Schedules e-Library (http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov/(link is external)) by searching by the contract number (Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) GS-35F-0536U), Competitive Computing, or other keywords referencing the service being sought. They can also place orders on-line through GSA Advantage (http://www.gsaadvantage.gov/(link is external)).About C2Competitive Computing (C2) is an IT consulting firm that helps businesses, government organizations and educational institutes achieve competitive advantage by leveraging advanced technology solutions. C2 provides a complementary suite of service offerings that include enterprise infrastructure, application solutions, strategic technology planning, and managed support & hosting services. Built on industry-leading technologies including Microsoft, EMC, Dell and VMware, C2s solutions are designed for integration with enterprise and third-party systems. C2 is a women-owned, small business celebrating its 15th year in business in 2008. For more information visit www.competitive.com(link is external).About GSAGSA is the premier federal acquisition and procurement force offering equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and integrated information technology solutions to customer agencies. Acting as a catalyst for nearly $66 billion in federal spending, it accounts for more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars. Approximately 12,000 GSA employees provide valuable support to other federal agencies and the general public.Contact:Jennifer HaveyMarketing [email protected](link sends e-mail)
PLEASANTON, Texas – More than opening night bragging rights are at stake for IMCA Modifieds this Saturday at I-37 Speedway. Pit passes are $30, car and driver is $50. Local sponsor for the Modified division is Simpson Safety Equipment. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 4 p.m. The drivers’ meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with hot laps and racing to follow. Spectator admission is $13 for adults, $9 for seniors and military personnel with ID, $6 for kids ages six to 12 and free for ages five and under. The March 7 main event pays $1,000 to win, with a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth as well as IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Razor Chassis South Central Region, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points at stake.
[singlepic id=1023 w= h= float=none]MIDDLETOWN –Remediation is continuing this week and will be ongoing following an undergound oil tank overflow at Marlpit Hall, Kings Highway last Wednesday.Emergency crews, township and county workers, and staff from the Monmouth County Historical Association worked together last week, capping the oil tank and resolving the immediate serious issue before it became an environmental calamity.“We were anxious to retain the services of a company we knew had extensive experience in resolving the type of problem we encountered,” said Evelyn Murphy, director of the Historical Association, speaking of hiring Charles Hoffmann & Son company of Wall Township.Murphy herself was on the scene last week as soon as she received word of the flow, apparently caused by rainwater seeping into what initially appears to be a break in the tank. Workers also worked quickly to separate water from oil, and capture the oil before it created environmental problems.The Fire Department quickly closed off a portion of Kings Highway at the height of the work to stop the flow, which was running down the driveway of Marlpit Hall. An oil company, which serviced the Association quickly identified the source of the flow and employees were able to cap off the tank and make temporary corrections. Firemen also went through the basement of the historic building to ensure there was no damage there or any possibility of any future damage. Within 18 hours, Hoffmann & Son was on the scene pumping all the residual fluids in the tank and beginning the remediation process to ensure against any further leakage.There was no damage to Marlpit Hall, the director continued, referring to the 1757 home of the Taylors, a prominent Loyalist family in colonial times. The historic structure, one of five owned by the county Historical Association, is a stop on the NJ Women’s Heritage Trail and is the scene for the annual King George Birthday Party held to commemorate the large Loyalist population that lived in this section of Monmouth County along with the Tories during the Revolution. The house is adjacent to the Taylor-Butler House, a Victorian mansion built approximately a century later than Marlpit Hall, by later generations of the Taylor family and also owned by the Association. Marlpit Hall is currently closed for the season, as are all the homes open for visitation and educational experiences during the spring, summer and fall months.Nor was the present administration at the association aware there was an underground tank on the premises, Murphy said. “We’ve been heating with natural gas for years and did not know this tank existed.”Hoffman & Sons worked throughout the night last week to scrape away all the surface oil and dig up the tank. Because of heavy rains since then, work could not be completed; however, the company isolated the contaminated dirt and covered it securely with tarps to prevent any leakage, and has also closed off the affected area to ensure continued safety.“But so much more damage could have been caused, so many more environmental issues could have occurred, had it not been for the outstanding efficiency and cooperation of all those who came to resolve the problem,” Murphy said. “It’s so reassuring to know Monmouth County and Middletown in particular, are so quick and capable to respond to emergencies.”Although the tank is securely capped and emptied, the detailed plan for continued remediation and cleanup is still ongoing, so the director could not give any estimate of the cost of the project.— By Muriel J. Smith
Other awards included, Nathan Bernhardtwinning the Todd Matheson Memorial; Arjun Bhabra the Walter Clarkson memorial, Simon Forrester the Scotia Bank Achievement award; Jack Centrone the Alf Baker award; Nick Jenner the Marc Severyn memorial; Bantam Rep Ryan Kooznetsoff the Mike Laughton Sr. Award, Casey Harrison the R.C. Wright memorial; Kyle Patton the Barry Geist trophy; Midget Rep Hayden Klashinsky taking home the Brian Naka memorial; Taylor Harrison the Baker Street Esso Award and Liam Ingram and Andrew Falcone the Sarge Sammartino award for the top junior and senior officials, respectively.Leif Luttmer won the Ted Hargreaves coaching award while Sue Lakeman took the Robert Jeffs participation and dedication in advancing minor hockey in Nelson honour.Cash Nay (Atom), Rhett Hamilton (Peewee), Joe Davidson (Bantam) and Max Spielman ( Midget) were recipients of the Jackson Hole Three “A” award.Esso Medal of Achievement awards for most improve, most dedicated and most sportsmanlike went to Sawan Bhabra, Xavier Tinholt, Ryder Nash, Dane Jones, Nathan Jackman and Sebastien “Seabass” Conne-Corrent in the Atom Division.In Peewee House, winners included Wyatt Groenhuysen, Ryan Durocher and Jack Steer.In Peewee Rep, winners were Nathan Medeiros, Dakoda Fizzard, Reid Gerrand, Joe Laren, Karim Nephin and Matthew Lehr.Bantam House were Ethan Grill, Pax Arrowsmith and Jackson Cousins.Bantam Rep were Carson Pottle, Logan Smart and William McLeod.Midget House winners were TJ Winters, Charles Curiston, Noah Marsh, Ben Price, Kyle Patton and Mike Zarikoff.Midget Rep were Jake Laplante, Adam Volansky and Matthew Zwick. Hats off to the Nelson Leafs for winning the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom B Championship.However, this night was for all of the players as Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another successful campaign on the ice with its annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.Once again the evening was led by former NHLer and Nelson Minor Hockey Association grad Mike Laughton.The Nelson native saluted the award winners along with giving the banquet goers a history lesson on the greats from Nelson Minor Hockey past.Laughton and Nelson Minor Hockey even went out of their way to invite a head table of guest that included past family representatives of the night’s major awards.The presenters took the players, parents and coaches on a trip down memory lane with many great stories from Nelson Minor Hockey history books.Some of the award winners included Grady Groenhuysen winning the Barry Pearce Memorial and Mitchell Erickson taking home the John Reichardt Memorial, both awards for Atom Player who displays team dedication, good sportsmanship, desire and love of the game.