Slain journalist’s associates say murder investigation has ground to halt

first_imgNews RSF_en April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistan was the world’s deadliest country for journalists in 2010 with a total of 11 killed in connection with their work. Seven journalists have been killed in Pakistan since the start of this year. Related documents faizan._intention_of_harassment-2.mp3MPEG – 606.62 KBhamza._no_coordination-2.mp3MPEG – 961.71 KBhamza._we_want_honnour-2.mp3MPEG – 376 KB Two close associates of Syed Saleem Shahzad, an Islamabad-based investigative reporter for the Asia Times online newspaper whose dead body was found in Punjab province on 31 May, have given interviews to Reporters Without Borders in which they accuse the authorities of showing little interest in investigating his murder.“We voice our support for Shahzad’s relatives and colleagues and we urge the authorities to guarantee their safety,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Several of them feel abandoned amid judicial proceedings that are not without risk for witnesses. The authorities cannot leave them without protection. The current foot-dragging in the investigation must end at once and everything must be done to shed light on this murder.”Shahzad’s friend and colleague Muhammad Faizan and his brother-in-law Hamza Ameer spoke to Reporters Without Borders about the climate of intimidation to which they are exposed and their belief that the murder investigation has ground to a halt.Interviewed on 22 July, Faizan said unidentified individuals tried to enter his home while he was at the morgue to identify Shahzad’s body. Fortunately, his wife was able to chase them away, he said, adding that he regarded the intrusion as an attempt to intimidate him. July 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Slain journalist’s associates say murder investigation has ground to halt PakistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Ameer, who was interviewed on 20 July, said he was concerned about rumours that are tarnishing Shahzad’s image, portraying him as a “secret agent” in the pay of foreign countries and accusing him of maintaining close relations with the Taliban. “We want his name and his work to be respected by the government and public, because he died in the cause of his profession.” Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistancenter_img Receive email alerts News Ameer also condemned “the lack of coordination” between the Islamabad police and the team investigating in the Punjab region where Shazad’s body was found. Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific News Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News to go further Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

NTO students give back through recycling

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – January 19, 2021 Previous article5 delicious things you didn’t know about gheeNext articleReinventing the rebate: Incentivizing today’s mobile, digitally savvy consumer Digital AIM Web Support NTO students give back through recycling Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Typically, capstone projects at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa are the culmination of students’ four-year career at the school. But this year due to COVID-19, those projects are being completed as a class instead of as individuals. Recycling is the initiative. The school’s website says the capstone experience is embedded in the NTO four-year journey and career experience. “This is the culminating academic event for all senior learners. Learners demonstrate and present their work completed in the four-year academic program at NTO, their community involvement, career experience and mastery of the NTO SWLOs (school wide learning outcomes) in the Capstone experience presentation,” the site said. Seniors Breanna Galindo, Emmanuel Garcia and Walter Martinez, all 17, and junior Angela Aguirre, also 17, are just a few of the students involved. Aguirre is part of the student council. She said the recycling initiative has been promoted throughout campus and students are buying in. Project-based research facilitator Valentina Rivera said they are recycling plastic water bottles currently and hope to add more items in the future. They are working with Keep Odessa Beautiful, which she said supplied recycling bins. “I feel like the benefit of recycling is of just going green and having some consideration and some thought for what’s around (us), of what things we need to take care of and things we could do better at (in) preserving the world that we live in,” Aguirre said. This being his senior year of high school, Martinez said he just wanted to help the community. “It will definitely help instead of just throwing it (in the) regular trash where it’s going to waste. They will be able to make it into something else and reuse it. It’s better for us, better for the Earth,” Martinez said. Galindo said they haven’t been able to do as much as previous senior classes so it feels good to be able to do something “Like she said, it’s a big project this year because usually we’d be having our own individual things but I think it’s cool that we still get to do this together and as a whole class,” Garcia said. “I think it’s really good this year because … we’re also reaching out to our campuses and reach out to our families so we can recycle as much as possible.” Rivera said students are currently attending school virtually and in person. Normally they devise individual projects. “When we started brainstorming what projects were out there for us to do, that we could share among the virtual students and the face to face students. … We thought about the recycling, and then of course the student council they’re always doing some good stuff for the community, too. We talked it over and figured out that it’s something the whole school can do no matter what happens, if we all go virtual or we all stay face to face,” Rivera said. The student council or some of the seniors pick up the recycled products and there are volunteers that drop them off at the recycling center. Sometimes she’ll let the seniors know they can drop off the items to be recycled in the back of her truck and she takes them to the recycling center. Rivera said the project started before Christmas break and cardboard boxes were used. They got the blue plastic recycling bins about two weeks ago making the project more official. “We will be keeping a spreadsheet of how much we recycle,” Rivera said. “That is something Keep Odessa Beautiful has asked us to do. Hopefully, between Ms. Thurber and myself we can continue for years to come.” Thurber is Ariel Thurber, digital media and student leadership facilitator. “It’s opened up a little bit of awareness,” Rivera said. “That’s what we’re trying to do.”center_img TAGS  EducationECISDLocal News Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Tickets on Sale for Children’s Theater Series at Music Pier

first_imgThe Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will once again present five family-friendly theatrical productions this summer.After a successful casting process, OCTC has assembled talented casts to bring to life a wide range of stories and tales. The Ocean City Music Pier will be the perfect place to let your imagination soar as creative costumes, colorful sets, exceptional talent and educational musical tunes captivate audiences each Monday at 10:30 a.m.The 2015 Children’s Theatre Series kicks off on July 6 with a hilarious and zany retelling of the classic tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” On July 13, OCTC provides its own spin and flair on the magical story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Snow White would like to invite all kids to attend this production in their favorite prince or princess outfit.In a southern New Jersey premiere production, “The Perfect Dog” leaps off the pages and onto the stage on July 20. Based on the famous children’s book by actor and dog enthusiast John O’Hurley, this musical production has won over audiences around the Country.It certainly will be a good day at the Music Pier on July 27, but not for Alexander as OCTC presents “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Rounding out the season is a twist on a tale everyone knows and loves! You think you know this tale inside and out? Well, we have another side of the story to tell. Join us for the musical “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig” on August 3.OCTC’s professional Children’s Theatre Series is under the direction of John Anker Bow with Andrew Hink as Music Director and Colleen Kreisel as Choreographer.“So many special memories will be created as kids, families, and the young at heart enjoy live family theatre at an affordable price,” said Michael Hartman, OCTC Artistic Director. “Monday mornings are my favorite part of the summer because you get to experience first hand the joy and magic theatre can bring to a kid!”All tickets are $10.For tickets to the Monday morning shows at the historic Ocean City Music Pier call 609-525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.OCTC’s 2015 Children’s Theatre Season is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May County Culture & Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.— News release from the Ocean City Theatre Companylast_img read more