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Journalist is freed, flies to The Hague and pleads not guilty

first_img News Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union October 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist is freed, flies to The Hague and pleads not guilty Journalist Josip Jovic was released on 13 October after a week in prison in Split and flew voluntarily to The Hague today where he pleaded not guilty of contempt of court before the International Criminal Court for ex-Yugoslavia. He was given permission to return to Croatia pending trial. ————————————————————-Journalist arrested at home on the order of the international criminal court for ex-Yugoslavia7 October 2005Reporters Without Borders called for the release on bail of journalist Josip Jovic, arrested at his Split home on the order of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on a charge of contempt of court.The 6 October 2005 arrest of Jovic, editor of the daily Slobodna Dalmacija was televised and shown the same evening on Croatian TV since he was in process of giving an interview at his home. Jovic’s arrest followed the issue of a warrant by the ICTY signed by a judge at a court in Split. He was placed in custody in a local prison while awaiting extradition to The Hague, which could take several weeks since he plans to appeal to the Croatian constitutional court and the Supreme Court.“We condemn this sudden arrest of Jovic by the Croatian justice system based on a ICTY arrest warrant, which appears disproportionate to the crime he is accused of and sets a dangerous precedent,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Considering the mandate of the tribunal in The Hague, which is supposed to try the most serious of international crimes, it is surprising that one of its decisions led to the arrest of a journalist who, even if he did not respect the law, has not committed a crime of violence.”“The same goes for the four other Croatian journalists also accused of contempt of court. Considering that this journalist represents no danger for Croatia and the ICTY, he should be released on bail.”Jovic failed to appear before the judges in The Hague on 26 September, unlike his colleague Marijan Krizic, editor of the weekly Hrvatsko Slovo, who answered his summons and was allowed to leave the court again freely.The two journalists are accused of contempt of court, along with Ivica Marijacic, editor of Hrvatski List, Stjepan Seselj, editor of Hrvatsko Slovo, and Domagoj Margetic, editor of Novo Hrvatsko Slovo, for revealing the identity of a protected witnesses, the current Croatian President, Stipe Mesic, at the trial of Tihomir Blaskic in 1997. They face up to seven years in prison and a fine of 100,000 euros. The trial of Ivica Marijacic, Stjepan Seselj, and Domagoj Margetic, who revealed the identity of Mesic in their newspapers in November 2004, is to open at the end of October.This confidential information had already been posted on the Documentation and Information Centre Veritas (www.veritas.org.yu) in 1999, and carried by the Bosnian daily Bih Dani, on 1st June 2001.“I will act in solidarity with my colleague and I prefer to go to prison rather than plead guilty before the ICTY”, Domagoj Margetic told Reporters Without Borders.The ICTY chief prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, said on 4 October that she was in favour of membership talks between Croatia and the EU, since Zagreb was fully cooperating with the ICTY. She had given an unfavourable opinion in March, complaining that the Croatian authorities were dragging their feet in arresting fugitive general, Ante Govina, charged by judges in The Hague in 2001. RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation CroatiaEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Croatia Receive email alerts Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EUcenter_img News News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further December 2, 2020 Find out more CroatiaEurope – Central Asia News November 23, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive last_img read more

Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy, Read Award-Winning Essays

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Required fields are marked *center_img Education Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy, Read Award-Winning Essays By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Monday, January 16, 2017 | 4:16 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Public officials, community leaders and Pasadena Unified staff and students gathered Monday morning in the Charles W. Eliot Arts Magnet Academy auditorium for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration to recognize award winning student work that echoed moving themes from America’s iconic civil rights leader.The celebration is the signature event hosted by the Pasadena MLK Coalition that featured live readings from first place essay winners and performing art demonstrations from elementary, middle and high school students.“As a District, we believe so much in making sure that we espouse the principles of Dr. King especially as it relates to tolerance. As educators we teach children to explore and learn everyday. The Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations demonstrate to the young people in our schools that individuals, neighbors and communities can come together to find solutions to some of our most pressing issues. It shows them that individual volunteering and working in the service of others can and do make a visible and meaningful difference,” said Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald.The MLK Community Coalition has sponsored the Martin Luther King Essay Contest for 26 years as a means to encourage students in the Pasadena Unified School District and local private schools to write essays addressing different aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.Over 300 students participated in this years’ contest that also included both visual and performing arts categories alongside essay writing.“We appreciate appreciate this partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Coalition and having community members who are responsive and proactive about keeping his dream alive. All of our students can grow by taking time to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the promise of equality and equity,” said Julianne Reynoso, PUSD Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Education.The auditorium—which included audience members Mayor Terry Tornek, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Senator Anthony Portantino, Rev. James Stevenson and more—was treated to live essay readings from first place student winners that followed varied themes taught by Martin Luther King, Jr. followed by brief performing art demonstrations in the form of spoken word and interpretive dance pieces.“I want to thank the Martin Luther King Community Coalition for always making sure that the children are honored and also that we do not forget the principles of equality and compassion that Martin Luther King stood for and that shaped this nation’s history. Martin Luther King, Jr. showed us that we can create a country that is more caring, more just and more whole and I know that together we can continue to work so that we can make sure that generations to come will benefit,” said Congresswoman Judy Chu.The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration is the final event that is a part of a month long series of events that include the Rekindling the Light of Peace, The Essay and Art Contest and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Interdenominational Service.Over 20,000 Pasadena area students have participated in the contest since its debut nearly thirty years ago.“My challenge to each of us today is to choose one or more of Dr. King’s values or objectives that we will pursue in the face of those who would divide us and instill fear in our community. I will commit to you that the city will do everything it can to pursue his goals and his beliefs,” said City of Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek.The celebration was presented in conjunction with the Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Aspires West Pasadena, Friends Indeed, Scott United Methodist Church, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Pasadena Chapter, and the City of Pasadena.Here is a detailed list of all the student winners:Art Contest – Elementary School WinnersYanelli Flamenco – 1st Place4th GradeMadison ElementaryTeacher: Ms. RodriguezGiovana Novaes – 2nd Place5th GradeAltadena Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms. AlfonsoBrandon Yan – 3rd Place4th GradeDon Benito Elementary SchoolTeacher: Mrs. SegerArt Contest – Middle School WinnersNicole Kwan – 1st Place7th GradeMcKinley Middle SchoolTeacher: Mr. GrayAndres Olmos – 2nd Place6th GradeMarshall Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. SzklarskiJoselyn Lopez – 3rd Place7th GradeBlair Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. MartinezArt Contest – High School WinnersAlana Conner – 1st PlaceBlair High School12th GradeTeacher: Mrs. MartinezAnna Givens – 2nd PlacePasadena High School10th GradeTeacher: Ms. GoreckiPauldamyel Chavez – 3rd PlaceBlair High School11th GradeTeacher: Mrs. MartinezEssay Contest – Elementary School FinalistsMaya De Cunto – 1st Place4th GradeMcKinley Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms. Tammy HarveyEmma Griffith – 2nd Place5th GradeSan Rafael Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms Marta RosalesRuby Chew – 3rd Place5th GradeSierra Madre Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms. Tina OgronEssay Contest – Middle School FinalistsKylie Way – 1st Place7th GradeMarshall Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Lisa YamanouyeSavion Scott – 2nd Place7th GradeMcKinley Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. TovarIan Macklin Sims – 3rd Place7th GradeBlair Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Christine McLaughlinEssay Contest – High School FinalistsEnzo De Cunto – 1st Place9th GradeMarshall High SchoolTeacher: Mr. GanschowKeira Minamizono Von Imbior – 2nd Place9th GradeMarshall High SchoolTeacher: Mr. GanschowSol (Melodie) Ahn – 3rd Place9th GradeMarshall High SchoolTeacher: Mr. GanschowPerforming Arts Contest – Elementary School FinalistsTremaine Woodard – 1st Place5th GradeAltadena Elementary SchoolTeacher: Mrs. MillerZayriah Curry5th GradeAltadena Elementary SchoolTeacher: Mrs. MillerCedric Hill5th GradeMcKinley Elementary SchoolTeacher: Ms. Gangi-HallPerforming Arts Contest – Middle School FinalistsNicole Kwan – 1st Place6th GradeMcKinley Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Rachel ZonshireD’Anra “Dolly” Rogers6th GradeEliot Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Amber PlummerVanja Tapia Park7th GradeEliot Middle SchoolTeacher: Ms. Amber Plummer First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentlast_img read more

After-School Snacks

first_imgBy April ReeseUniversity of Georgia After a long day at school, most kids head straight for therefrigerator or the cupboard when they get home. But are theafter-school snacks they’re grabbing the best choices? “Students tend to reach for cookies and chips,” said JanBaggarly, an extension service agent with the University ofGeorgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “And withroughly 7 million American students on their own at home afterschool, that’s a lot of chips.”Eating healthy To help children make healthy snack choices, Baggarlyrecommends parents keep plenty of healthy snack alternatives onhand. “A nutritious snack provides food from at least one of theFood Guide Pyramid food groups and, at the same time, isn’t toohigh in fat, sugar or salt,” Baggarly said. Children are growing fast. And they’re usually more activethan adults. So they have to eat more calories and more often,she said, to supply the energy they need to stay healthy andactive. “Often children don’t get all the nutrition they need fromeating regular meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner, so snacksbecome essential,” she said. “Making healthy snacks available forkids after school is a great way to keep their energy levels upand not spoil their dinner. Snacks should be planned for and notsomething that just happens.”Attack alternatives But which snacks are the best choices? Baggarly offers thesesuggestions: cheese and crackers, peanut butter and jellysandwiches, yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, cold cereal, fresh anddried fruits, raw vegetables and dips made from low-fatingredients, popcorn, graham crackers and vanilla wafers. “Cookies don’t have to be eliminated from the list,” shesaid. “Just make sure they’re made using low-fat ingredients.” One way to reduce fat in cookies is by using applesauce inplace of shortening when making oatmeal cookies. This alterationalone cuts the fat by one-third. After-school beverages can also add extra calories to achild’s diet. “After-school snacks should not be accompanied by sugardrinks like Kool-Aid, soft drinks or those labeled as fruitdrinks,” Baggarly said. “Fruit juices made from real fruit willsay so on the label.” Milk is an excellent after-school choice. “And today you canbuy it in a variety of flavors, which helps its appeal,” shesaid.Food safety As with all food preparation, after-school foods should bemade safe to eat. “Parents need to establish safe food-handling practices andset guidelines on what snacks their children can prepare,”Baggarly said. For safety’s sake, children should be taught these safe-foodpractices: * Keep counters and tables clean. (Place books and book bagssomewhere else.) * Always wash hands before making or eating a snack. And useclean plates and utensils. * Wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them. * Put refrigerated items back in the refrigerator after yoursnack is ready. * Reheat leftovers thoroughly until steamy. Encourage children to eat at the kitchen table, too,Baggarly said. “There will be less chance of choking, and they will be moreaware of what and how much they’re eating,” she said. “It willalso cut down on spills.”Let kids pick Baggarly says involving children in shopping and preparinghealthy snack alternatives will aid in the eating frenzy thatfollows the bus home every day. “This will help them feel involved, and they may startmaking healthier choices when you’re not around, like during theschool day,” she said.last_img read more