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A Polish journalist again threatened with prosecution

first_img Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out more November 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A Polish journalist again threatened with prosecution BelarusEurope – Central Asia A Polish-language journalist in Belarus, Andrzej Pisalnik, has been threatened with legal action for supposedly affronting Belarusian citizens.An official of the public prosecutor’s office in Grodno’s Leninski district handed a formal caution to Pisalnik at his home on 2 November for “affronting the national honour” and also “the dignity” of Belarusian citizens and Josef Lucznik, representative of the Union of Poles in Belarus, in an article headed “Lukashenko’s Poles” in the Polish-language Belarusian weekly Glos znad Niemna on 22 September.Pisalnik had accused the authorities of stage-managing a meeting of the Union of Poles to ensure Lucznik, who is very close to the government, was elected as leader. Andrei Pochobut, editor of Magazyn Polski, was arrested in the northwestern city of Grodno, near the Polish border, on 20 October. He was freed a few hours later and forbidden to leave Belarus.“For the umpteenth time, the Polish-language media are at the heart of the political crisis between Poland and Belarus,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “17 journalists from the country’s Polish minority have been arrested in the past three months. The media must not be made to pay for this political crisis,” it said.Pochobut was questioned at the city’s Leninski police station about the latest issues of the weekly Polish-language magazine Glos znad Niemna and police sought to check it was being legally published. He was then taken to nearby Shchuchyn and questioned about a criminal matter. He refused to sign a promise not to leave the region. The state-controlled cable network provider Garant, in the Grodno area, cut off access to the very popular Polish TV station TVP1, one of Poland’s main public stations, on 24 October, on orders from the information minister.This happened a few weeks after the station decided to put out a new half-hour weekly programme called Belarus Today and opened an office in Grodno to produce regular programmes, local journalist Andrzej Pisalnik told Reporters Without Borders.“The authorities have moved quickly against press freedom to stop people in Grodno from getting non-censored news,” Pochobut said.TVP1 journalist Agnieszka Romaszewska was arrested on 27 July when she arrived in Shchuchyn. Police claimed she did not have the required Belarusian foreign ministry accreditation.Political tension between Belarus and Poland increased during the summer when Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused the United States, with help from Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania, of trying to overthrow his regime. Polish and Belarusian diplomats were then expelled from each other’s countries. Receive email alerts to go further Editor Andrei Pochobut, of the Polish-language magazine Magazyn Polski, was arrested in Grodno on 20 October. Access to Poland’s TVP1 TV station was cut off four days later. “17 journalists from the country’s Polish minority have been arrested by the Belarusian authorities in the past three months”, reminded Reporters Without Borders. Organisation Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News June 2, 2021 Find out more News News News If he wrote another such article, the journalist would be prosecuted under article 130 (1) of the criminal code, which provides for a fine or up to five years imprisonment for “affronting national honour and dignity.”- – – – – –Harassment of Polish journalists and media continues 27 october 2005 May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” RSF_en “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF sayslast_img read more

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Registration Opens May 16 for Fall Classes

first_imgFaith & Religion News La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Registration Opens May 16 for Fall Classes Published on Friday, May 4, 2012 | 2:59 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * New Mom Julianne Webb cuddles daughter Millie during their New Baby Class taught by Nanette Brown.On Wednesday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m., LCPC’s Parent Education Program kicks off its annual registration for its fall 2012 classes, offering 13 different courses designed to accommodate any parent with a child between ages 0 to 18. Class listings and online registration by are available at For more information or to register by phone contact the Parent Education Office at (818) 790-6708 ext. 205.Mom of six, Nanette Brown, will be back in action teaching her acclaimed First Year Babies class as well as a Non-separating Toddler class on both Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mary Van Amringe will be again advising parents in her time-tested Two-Year-Old classes that have been popular for over a decade. Returning educator, Sloan Walsh, will bedazzle preschoolers and their parents in the action packed Three/Fours Class (slated on Wednesday afternoons to accommodate all pre-school schedules)–as well as to address family dynamics and brain development in the successful new Family Class where parents bring all their children 0-5.Parent Ed Shining Star award winner and Parent Coach/Columnist, Jan Roberts, will once again be returning to teach her highly regarded Parents of Elementary Kids and Parents of Tweeners. Due to popular demand, beloved educator, Cary Horne, will also be teaching a second Tweeners Class as well as two Parents of Teens classes offered on different days.LCPC Parent Education has also added both a Discussion Time Only option so parents can attend while their children are in pre-school with affordable childcare during all classes.“I’ve been in Parent Ed for 4 years, starting when my daughter was 8 weeks old. It’s nearly impossible to summarize how much I have learned from this program,” said Pasadena mom, Jill Longo. “The teachers are always spot on with timely topics for my children’s development. My children look forward to it as much as I do and it’s a highlight of our week!”About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. That early church was built quite literally on faith and charity from remainder brick and an operating budget that turned just about all of its revenue into active ministry. Through 65 years of outreach, LCPC grew to 2,000 active attendees doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. In 2010 the church completed a campus expansion which doubled its physical base for ministry and kept its historical sanctuary as the heart of the new grounds.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit LCPC’s Parent EducationFor 33 years, LCPC’s Parent Education Program has maintained its legacy of quality education and reputable staff. Currently, the program offers 13 parent education classes per week for parents of children who are newborns through age 18. Parents of children zero through five attend Parent & Child Classes, while parents of elementary, tween and teen children attend Parent Only Classes. Approximately 400 parents and children from 22 cities come on campus every week for parent education-driving from a 30 mile radius of La Cañada. Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Limerick children urged to read for World Book Day

first_imgFacebook Senior Infant pupils Zo‘e Hanley and Jay O’Sullivan from St John’s girls and infant boys school in Cathedral Place who take part in the Doodle Den literacy Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Senior Infant pupils Zo‘e Hanley and Jay O’Sullivan from St John’s girls and infant boys school in Cathedral Place who take part in the Doodle Den literacy programme.CHILDREN in Limerick are being encouraged to take part in some fun reading this week as part of World Book Day, which takes place this Thursday, March 3.The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI), which coordinates a literacy programme in six schools across Limerick, have urged teachers, parents and children to get involved.CDI Speech and Language therapist Michelle Quinn outlined useful tips for Limerick parents to encourage their children’s reading.“It’s never too early to start. Share books them with your child for at least 10 minutes each day. Ask for books as presents for your child’s birthday or Christmas. Join the local library and you’ll never be short of books,” Michelle explained.She also pointed out that what works to get children’s interest also varies according to their age.“Children in Junior Infants like books about everyday things, story books about adventures, alphabet books, counting books, non-fiction books about insects or dinosaurs or imaginative books – about fairies. While children at crèche stage like small books that fit into their hands, books with simple rhymes, flap books and books about everyday things, clothes, animals and toys.“Preschool children often like books that tell stories about children and also nursery rhyme books. When reading talk about the book. With smaller children this may be pointing out pictures while it would be pointing out words with older children,” she said.CDI are also encouraging parents and children to use, a fun website for 5-6 years olds with interactive language and number games.World Book Day resource packs are available at Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSChildhood Development Initiative (CDI)limerickWorld Book Day NewsLocal NewsLimerick children urged to read for World Book DayBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2016 1059 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleLimerick plays host to film industry eventNext articleIrish Cancer Society appeal to Limerick businesses to support Daffodil Day Alan Jacques Linkedin Advertisement Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

OPD: Man pointed gun at wife

first_img Facebook Twitter By admin – June 6, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Rigoberto Aguirre After reportedly pointing a gun at his wife’s head and throwing her against the wall, police charged a man Sunday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.Police were called about a domestic disturbance around 1:42 a.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of Southbrook Court, where they made contact with the 36-year-old victim and her husband, 30-year-old Rigoberto Aguirre, who was found to be intoxicated, the release stated.Aguirre reportedly grabbed a loaded gun and pointed it at his wife’s head during an argument, the release detailed, then grabbed her and threw her against the wall.Surveillance video showed Aguirre assaulting his wife, the release stated, and he was charged and arrested accordingly.Jail records show Aguirre was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and was released Monday on a $25,000 bond. Pinterest Pinterest OPD: Man pointed gun at wife Facebook Local NewsCrime Previous articleOPD searching for Subway thiefNext articleYPO hosting second Odessa Under 40 Awards adminlast_img read more

Venus Williams battles back to oust Wang

first_imgVENUS Williams fought back from a set down to overcome the determined challenge of Wang Qiang as the American set a new Wimbledon landmark.The 37-year-old, a five-time winner at the All England Club, wrapped up a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 second-round success to mark her 97th main-draw match at the grass-court grand slam – a record for an active player.The pair also met in the first round of the French Open, when Williams – who has endured an emotional week amid questions over her involvement in a fatal road accident – prevailed in straight sets, but it was a tougher test on this occasion against the world number 55.Wang fought back from 0-40 down to hold in only her second service game and showed her resilience again when she was broken in game six, hitting back immediately.The Chinese continued the theme of producing the goods at just the right time, sending down an ace to deny Williams a break that would have left her serving for the set.It was the underdog who ultimately got that honour when a wayward Williams forehand gave Wang the break, which was cemented with a hold that afforded her a one-set lead.Williams, who reached the Australian Open final this year before losing to sister Serena, refused to wilt and quickly put pressure on her opponent’s serve.That finally paid dividends when Wang was serving to stay in the second set, with a deft Williams drop shot setting up three break points, the last of which was taken with a precise passing effort.In the decider it was Williams, a semi-finalist at SW19 last year, who moved up a gear as her variety of shot-making came to the fore to set up a third-round match with Naomi Osaka.last_img read more