NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts Organisation Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more July 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for end to jailing of journalists after newspaper reporter is freed Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders notes that reporter Mostapha Hurmatallah of the weekly Al Watan Al An was freed on 25 July on completing his prison sentence. He had been in Casablanca’s Oukacha prison since 19 February, when Morocco’s highest court of appeal ordered him to go back to jail to serve the rest of a seven-month term.“We welcome Hurmatallah’s release with joy, but we reiterate our firm condemnation of the original decision to imprison him just for doing his job,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We now hope that this is the end of the era when people are jailed in Morocco because of what they write.”Hurmatallah, whose request for a royal pardon was ignored, told Reporters Without Borders that conditions in prison were very harsh. He was put in a cell with convicted criminals and his visits were restricted. He added that he nonetheless hoped that he would be the last journalist to be jailed in his country in connection with their work.He was initially sentenced on 15 August 2007 to eight months in prison on a charge of “receiving documents obtained by criminal means” in connection with a special report about a state of alert in the 14 July issue of Al Watan Al An.The following month his sentence was reduced to seven months and he was released provisionally. But he was returned prison in February after the country’s highest court rejected his appeal. His release means that there are no journalists currently in prison in Morocco. News April 15, 2021 Find out more “We welcome Hurmatallah’s release with joy, but we reiterate our firm condemnation of the original decision to imprison him just for doing his job,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We now hope that this is the end of the era when people are jailed in Morocco because of what they write.” Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa
Top of the News 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. Community News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Business Districts News Green Dot Names Joshua Goines as General Manager of GoBank From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 13, 2014 | 1:54 pm Green Dot Corporation today announced it has named Joshua Goines as General Manager of GoBank. GoBank is Green Dotâ€™s award-winning, FDIC-insured checking account offering and in this position, Joshua will be responsible for GoBankâ€™s overall strategy and operations.â€œJosh has an impressive professional background with a strong track record of success in establishing and growing innovative payments and mobile technology businessesâ€Mr. Goines joins Green Dot from PayPal, where he most recently served as Senior Director, Head of Retail Market Development and played an integral role in overseeing the strategy and execution to grow PayPalâ€™s retail offline business. In this role, Mr. Goines and his team quickly scaled PayPalâ€™s retail acceptance network. He also helped launch and manage a series of key industry partnerships, including Discover Financial Services.â€œJosh has an impressive professional background with a strong track record of success in establishing and growing innovative payments and mobile technology businesses,â€ said Kostas Sgoutas, Green Dotâ€™s Chief Revenue Officer. â€œWe are excited to have him on board and look forward to his contributions as we continue to develop and drive growth of our GoBank bank account.â€Prior to PayPal, Mr. Goines served as Chief Financial Officer of Tempo Payments, Inc., a leading company in the decoupled debit card niche that was named top financial services startup by Fast Company and was acquired by Vantiv. While at Tempo, Mr. Goines developed the strategy for the payment industryâ€™s first SaaS solution that enabled customers to cost-effectively offer co-branded payment cards and which received a CODiE Award for Best Open Source Solution.â€œGreen Dot continues to be a pioneer in payments and technology, bringing disruptive financial services products to consumers,â€ said Mr. Goines. â€œIâ€™ve watched the company innovate and evolve the prepaid debit card space over the years and Iâ€™m looking forward to being part of the team to do the same in the mobile bank account arena.â€Mr. Goines holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College.About Green DotGreen Dot Corporation is a technology-centric, pro-consumer Bank Holding Company with a mission to reinvent personal banking for the masses. The company is the largest provider of prepaid debit card products and prepaid card reloading services in the United States, as well as a leader in mobile banking with its GoBank mobile bank account offering. Green Dot Corporation products are available to consumers at more than 90,000 retailers nationwide, online and via the leading app stores. The company is headquartered in Pasadena, California, with its bank subsidiary, Green Dot Bank, located in Provo, Utah. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 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 More Cool Stuff 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week
The court recommended a P60,000 bail bond for the suspect’s temporary liberty. Reynaldo Honrado of Barangay Jibolo, Janiuay was wanted for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, a police report showed. Honrado went to the police station around 9 a.m. on July 27 after learning that a warrant of arrest had been issued against him, the report added. ILOILO City – A 63-year-old man turned himself in to the municipal police station of Janiuay, Iloilo. It was not immediately clear as of this writing if he has posted bail./PN
PRESIDENT of the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA), Gokarn Ramdhani was elected vice-president of the Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) when the regional body held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Saturday at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago.After serving for the past four years as General Secretary, he was moved up to the vice-president post. He was unanimously voted in, and will now serve in the post for the next two years.Trinidad’s Rahul Rampersaud was elected to serve as president, while Ramdhani is replaced as secretary by Navin Gayapersad also from Trinidad and Tobago. Suriname’s ReDon Coulor will serve as treasurer, while the committee members are Barbadians Elius Fanus and Andrew Clarke and Aruba’s Terence Sybesma.Ramdhani, who served as manager and head coach of the 9-member team that won 8 medals (3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze) at the just concluded CAREBACO Junior Championships, is very happy that Guyana can once again be on the executive board of CAREBACO.
JOHNSTON — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, says there “absolutely” should be some federal regulation of large-scale livestock confinements.“I’ve heard plenty of community members here in Iowa who have talked about the environmental impact of some of these factory farms,” Castro says. “I know that there’s concern even with whether there should be any factory farms in the future or the ones that do exist should be allowed to expand.”Castro says there should at least be a moratorium or what he calls a “pause” on new construction of large-scale animal feeding operations. Castro is the first among the Democratic candidates to release a broad plan addressing animal welfare issues. He calls it “PAW — Protecting Animals and Wildlife.”“We ensure that we’re investing in wildlife preservation, for instance,” Castro says, “that we’re working with communities across the United states to get to ‘no kill’ status in shelters throughout our country.”Castro is calling for an end to the practice of euthanizing healthy pets if animal shelters grow too crowded. Castro also proposes that animal abuse be a federal crime. Castro spoke about his proposals during this weekend’s episode of “Iowa Press” on Iowa Public Television.
14 May 2020 Government clarification on coaching and retail provision Tags: Coronavirus Tuesday’s joint statement referred to some outstanding questions on Professional shops, driving ranges, and coaching. Today we are able to provide updates on two of these.Yesterday evening (13 May), the UK Government clarified the COVID-19 restrictions regarding golf coaching and retail in England.CoachingThe UK Government has confirmed that one-to-one coaching is permissible under strict infection control measures, observing social distancing and must take place outside. In order to comply with this regulation, you should enforce strict hygiene measures and it is recommended that PGA professionals complete a comprehensive risk assessment and refer to the coaching guidelines on the PGA COVID-19 resource hub.PGA Resource HubFull details of the guidance for coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation can be found on the government website:Coach guidance on return of sportRetailThe UK Government has released updated documentation, which includes a section titled ‘Businesses and Venues’. It stipulates that, “All retail, other than those exempt, must close their premises to members of the public. However, staff may be present to make deliveries or provide services in response to orders such as those through telephone, online, or mail”.As the list of exemptions does not currently include golf retail, these premises must remain closed, except for Click and Collect services.Essential access to a building such as a Professional shop for Clubs which operate a booking system to regulate tee times and take payment, is permissible provided appropriate social distancing precautionary measures are put in place.Full details of the guidance for providers of outdoor facilities on the phased return of sport and recreation can be found here:Guidance for outdoor facilitiesFurther ClarificationWe continue to pursue clarification of the COVID-19 restrictions with regards to driving ranges and custom-fitting across the UK. We will update you as further clarifications become available. In the meantime, our advice remains unchanged: where there is any room for doubt the safest option should be pursued.The following organisations have come together to provide direction for golf in the UK during the COVID-19 crisis: The Belfry; the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association; the British Golf Industry Association; England Golf; the Golf Club Managers’ Association; Golf Ireland; the Golfing Union of Ireland; the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union; IMG; The Professional Golfers’ Association; PING; The R&A; Scottish Golf; Syngenta; the UK Golf Federation; Wales Golf.