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  • A race against death for Nasrin Sotoudeh

    first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more A race against death for Nasrin SotoudehNasrin Sotoudeh is guilty three times over in the mullah-led regime’s eyes. Guilty of being a woman of conviction. Guilty of being a human rights lawyer. And guilty of daring to speak out against the regime.Courageous and uncompromising, she has always been ready to defend intellectuals, journalists, bloggers, women’s rights activists and those who represent ethnic or religious minorities. She took up the cause of all those who were the victims of repression for protesting after the June 2009 election. One of the pillars of the Centre for Human Rights Defenders, she again risked her freedom when the regime tried to target the family and associates of fellow human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi.Nasrin Sotoudeh has been detained in Tehran’s terrible Evin prison since 5 September. Held in solitary confinement, repeatedly denied visits, constantly watched by five guards, she has been defying her humiliation by staging hunger strikes.Her struggle is our struggle. The international community and its citizens must react. The Iranian regime is trying to crush a voice that it fears. Its attempt to reduce Nasrin Sotoudeh to silence obliges us to take up the challenge of a race against death. Freedom must triumph. No repression, no imprisonment can hold back a young, emerging civil society, of which Nasrin Sotoudeh is a spokesperson. Let us join our voices with hers. Nasrin Sotoudeh must live and be free. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF_en Follow the news on Iran Human rights lawyer and free speech defender Nasrin Sotoudeh has now been held for more than 100 days. She began her third hunger strike last week and is resolved to continue it until the end. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel peace laureate and president of the Tehran-based Centre for Human Rights Defenders, Jean-François Julliard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders, and François Cantier, president of Lawyers Without Borders France, appeal for the release of this lawyer who has defended many prisoners of conscience in the Iranian courts with determination.Reporters Without Borders is very concerned that the Islamic Republic of Iran is now targeting lawyers, who are needed by the many prisoners of conscience. More and more journalists and bloggers are being prosecuted while the conditions in which they are held keep on getting worse. Help by sharing this information News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Receive email alerts Shirin Ebadi, Nobel peace laureate and president of the Centre for Human Rights Defenders Jean-François Julliard, secretary-general of Reporters Without BordersFrançois Cantier, president Lawyers Without Borders France Organisation center_img to go further News News IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists December 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A race against death for Nasrin Sotoudeh IranMiddle East – North Africa News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Man Arrested Following Wednesday Shooting In Jamestown

    first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – A man has been taken into custody following a shooting Wednesday night in Jamestown.Jamestown Police say 45-year-old Blake Smith allegedly threated to kill a woman living at a Proudfit Street address before coming to the location in person and firing a handgun in the area.Police say in addition to the female victim, the incident occurred with a 11-year-old child close by.Officers say Smith, a New York State Parolee, was arrested after fleeing the area in a vehicle. Smith is charged with aggravated harassment, menacing, and endangering the welfare of a child. He is also charged with violating his parole.Police say Smith is currently being held for arraignment and will be committed to the Chautauqua County Jail pending a parole hearing.No injuries were reported during the incident.last_img read more

  • Gabrielle Cooper’s been honing an unexpected off-court skill for 10 years

    first_imgLANSING, Ill. — Shortly after 1 p.m. on a Friday in mid-May, Gabrielle Cooper arrived at Naturally Nappy Locs by Benji, the salon run by her mother in this small town. She walked through the storefront door, about 25 miles south of Chicago, and looked around.The building is nondescript. Inside, there’s no scent of fresh products, no loud music — just a TV in the back of the room and some chit-chat. A few barbers and stylists were occupied with customers. Minutes after her arrival, Cooper, a junior guard for the Syracuse women’s basketball team, walked over to a window. Then she put on her black apron and went to work.“Good energy,” she said, opening the blinds to let sunlight in. She began to twist the dreadlocks of a woman in front of her, who happened to be her grandmother, Deborah Smith.Save for activities on the basketball court, Cooper’s idea of the perfect Saturday is spent here, twisting hair. She has been one of Syracuse’s key players over the past two seasons, but her off-court passion is styling hair — specifically, the dreadlocks of men and women. The art is central to her life.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatthew Gutierrez | Senior Staff WriterCooper learned the trade from her mother, Benji Hardaway, and the pair come together whenever Cooper is home from Syracuse during the summer and on breaks. Taking care of hairdos is Cooper’s side hustle — and her backup plan if her WNBA dreams don’t work out or end sooner than she’d like.An important part of many of her clients’ lives is maintaining Afrocentric hair, Cooper said. “Locs,” short for dreadlocks, is a hairstyle where the hair that would be combed or shed locks on itself, creating ropelike strands.Cooper said hair can send a message about one’s personality or self-image, and it’s a way to channel beauty. Her three-step process is wash, twist then dry, with the end goal of twisting natural hairstyles “into something beautiful,” Cooper said. She treats each hairdo differently, giving each the sort of attention, care and respect that she learned from her mom.Integral to the process is tight twisting. As she twists the hair, she wants to make it tight so it stays locked and lasts a bit longer.“I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, getting older, trying to figure out what I want to do with my life,” Cooper said. “I have the talent for this, and there’s always going to be a market for it.”Paul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerDuring the school year, Cooper has less time to work at her craft. Off-days are her best opportunities to open up shop out of her South Campus apartment. Her mother’s clients have included NFL star Brandon Marshall, but Cooper rivals that with a list of her most loyal customers: Syracuse football players.One day two years ago, SU junior defensive back Scoop Bradshaw was walking in Manley Field House. His hair was frizzy, and his locks were tangled. At least it appeared that way to Cooper, who stopped him in his tracks to call him out.“She was like, ‘You need your hair done ASAP,’” Bradshaw recalled.Cooper mentioned she could take care of his hair herself. Bradshaw was skeptical — he said his hair says a lot about who he is, and he doesn’t mess around with who styles it. But Cooper gained his trust when she said her mother had taught her the craft. That Cooper has dreads, too, solidified her as reliable, Bradshaw said.Bradshaw came over to her apartment the next Friday, and she spent five hours twisting his hair, Cooper said, because he hadn’t been to a stylist in over a year. When he looked in the mirror later that day, Bradshaw liked what he saw. The result has been a two-year business-like relationship between Cooper and Bradshaw.“She’s the only one I let touch my hair,” Bradshaw said in August, when he scheduled an appointment with Cooper so his hair “looked good for the first day of class.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerWord spread. In fall 2016, Bradshaw’s teammates asked who was doing his hair. He told them it was a women’s basketball player, Gabrielle Cooper. They hit her up via text, and soon she was doing their hair, too. She charges about $60 per appointment, which usually takes between one and two hours.Last fall, Cooper found herself doing several other football players’ hair, including junior fullback Chris Elmore, also a native of the Chicago area. He now tries to meet with Cooper as frequently as every three weeks, because he has a saying he shares with teammates: If you want to play in the NFL, he tells them, you’ve got to start acting like it.“You look at those guys, they’re well-groomed, always,” Elmore said. “So we have to try to keep ourselves that way too.”Back in Lansing, Illinois, in May, Cooper was working in tandem with her mother, who doubles as her inspiration for hairstyling and personal hero. As the soundtrack changed to a local radio station, which was playing Frank Sinatra’s “High Hopes” — “He’s got high hopes” — Cooper spun around the chair to reach the other side of her client’s hair.Cooper said she has been styling hair since she was about 11 years old, mimicking her mother, who taught herself how to style hair by studying YouTube videos. As a little girl, Cooper began helping her out when needed. But one day, Cooper’s mother, Benji, was overbooked. That’s when Cooper took her first client. She’s been hooked to the craft ever since.“Pass the spray, mom,” Cooper said at her mother’s shop.Her mother smiled back and tossed her the bottle.“This is home,” Cooper said, and then she went back to work, twisting one dreadlock after the other. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2018 at 12:44 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21center_img Commentslast_img read more

  • Thunderbird beckons for Gough and Plumb

    first_img26 Apr 2017 Thunderbird beckons for Gough and Plumb Teenagers Conor Gough and Thomas Plumb will represent England in the Thunderbird International in the USA. The 54-hole tournament will be played on the Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Club at Scottsdale, Arizona, from 26-29 May. Both players are members of the England Golf boys’ squad. Gough, 14, (Stoke Park, BB&O) won the 2016 English U14 championship and the Douglas Johns Trophy and was runner up in the Italian U16 open. He tied 12th in the recent Peter McEvoy Trophy. Last year, his older brother, John, represented England in the Thunderbird International. Plumb, 18, (Sherborne, Dorset) was an England U16 international who reached the match play stages of this season’s Spanish amateur and was fourth in the Bernard Darwin Salver. He shared 15th place in last weekend’s West of England amateur at Saunton.  Caption: Conor Gough (image © Leaderboard Photography).last_img read more

  • Tumwater Artesian Brewfest Returns August 19

    first_imgFacebook53Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of Tumwater Parks & RecreationIn celebration of our community’s brewing history, the City of Tumwater and the Tumwater Downtown Association – in partnership with co-presenting sponsors Olympia Beer and O Bee Credit Union – will host Tumwater’s 5th Annual Tumwater Artesian Brewfest. The event will take place Saturday, August 19 at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course, in the shadow of the former Olympia Brewery. With over 10 acres of flat manicured grass, the golf course driving range provides a unique outdoor venue for beer tasting, music, activities, food and fun.Men’s Stein Holding Contest. Photo courtesy: City of TumwaterWe have invited 50 select brewers to attend this year’s festival as well as several cideries, select local wineries and one local distillery.  The event will include a variety of sponsor booths, food vendors and beer-related vendors. Keys on Main will provide DJ music as well as an interactive dueling piano show. Once again, we’ll have contests and activities such as life-size beer pong, a helicopter golf ball drop, beer stein holding, and several other attractions.The Tumwater Artesian Brewfest celebrates the long history of beer making in Tumwater and the craft behind today’s outstanding beer and wine professionals. While the event offers Olympia Beer on tap, this festival focuses on local brewers and vintners. According to Brewfest organizer Chuck Denney, “For us, it’s an opportunity to bring together a variety of partners and host a fantastic community event. For breweries, cideries, and wineries, it’s an opportunity to share their talents and products with a regional audience from throughout the South Sound.”Learning about hops and the Craft Brewing and Distilling Center. Photo courtesy: City of TumwaterJoin us in the celebration on Saturday, August 19 and help #BringBrewingBack to Tumwater!For more information, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation: 360-754-4160. More details available online at the Tumwater Artesian Brewfest websitelast_img read more

  • Introducing the Promising Notes Concert Series

    first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Downtown AllianceThe City of Olympia, Octapas Café and the Olympia Downtown Alliance have partnered to produce the Promising Notes Concert Series, a series of videos featuring Thurston County-based musicians playing their own work or their favorite piece.“We’ve been feeling the loss of live music with the close of venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Musicians and live music are at the heart of our community and the Promising Notes Concert Series celebrates the richness and wide variety of talent that we have in our community,” said Jamie Brayshaw, co-owner of Octapas Café and one of the project’s organizers.The musicians taking part in the Promising Notes Concert Series represent a wide variety of local talent and series organizers invited them to participate. Each musician created a short music video of their work, the Olympia Downtown Alliance’s marketing partners edited the videos and will push them out this week through social media channels, including Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.WHO: The City of Olympia, Octapas Café and the Olympia Downtown AllianceWHAT: Promising Notes Concert SeriesWHEN: Now through summerWHERE: WhyIGoDowntown.com and the Promising Notes Concert Series Channel on YouTube here.To learn more about participating in the series, email [email protected]last_img read more


    first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has called on the Government to fulfil its pledge to introduce a new personal microcredit scheme to assist people who have no or limited access to loan finance.Pearse Doherty TDThe proposed scheme, which has yet to be formally introduced, was advocated in a report by the Social Finance Foundation and the Central Bank of Ireland, and envisages making loans of between €500 up to €2,000 available to anyone currently ineligible for mainstream banking or credit union loans, subject to repayment capability. The document also proposes that such a scheme be administered through the credit union movement.Deputy Doherty said there are thousands of families and households across this state that are unable to access credit for relatively small amounts which they need to meet sudden financial requirements and unexpected bills. “Scenarios such as the family car breaking down, home repair bills or back-to-school costs can often be a nightmare for families particularly if they have been refused a loan by an institution due to pre-existing debts, a poor credit rating or a perceived inability to repay.”“These families are left with little or no choice but to borrow money from moneylenders at extortionately high interest rates, with even licenced moneylenders charging borrowers as much as 260% interest per annum.”“The report also highlighted statistics which have been handed over to the Department of Social Protection showing that 54.4% of households are unable to afford what is classified as an ‘unexpected expense’, while also claiming that 17% of households are becoming indebted due to the imposition of ‘ordinary living expenses.’”“Sinn Féin believes that a microloan scheme is urgently required to cater for the thousands of people who so desperately rely on different types of moneylenders to meet their financial obligations and to cover the costs of essential expenditure.” “Such schemes exist and operate quite successfully in other jurisdictions and they have been designed to reduce dependency on unregulated moneylending and high interest lenders.”“My party colleague Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh raised this very issue with the Minister before the Dáil summer recess as it’s our belief that a suitable scheme which aims to give financial relief to the thousands who are trapped in this debt cycle must be a priority for any government which is serious about tackling this issue.”“While such a scheme would be of great benefit, it must also be fair to the borrower. This is why when the Dáil resumes next week, I intend to raise this matter with the Social Protection Minister where I will be asking her to give a definitive timeframe as to when she envisages a scheme will be introduced, and for her to clearly outline the specifics of any such scheme including the average term for loans as well as the monthly interest rates which will be applied to them.”MICRO-LENDING SCHEME MUST BE DELIVERED – DOHERTY was last modified: September 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGovernmentloansPearse Dohertylast_img read more

  • Half-time: Derby 0 Chelsea 1 – Blues ahead but Zouma suffers injury

    first_imgEden Hazard’s clinical low strike put Chelsea on course for the Capital One Cup semi-finals but the first half was marred by an injury to Kurt Zouma.Hazard anticipated Richard Keogh’s sloppy pass out of defence and controlled the ball neatly before racing towards goal, cutting inside and finding the bottom corner.But just before the interval Zouma had to be taken off on a stretcher after lengthy treatment when he was clattered by Petr Cech as the Blues goalkeeper cleared a corner.Derby, with Will Hughes and Omar Mascarell impressing in midfield, started brightly and had a couple of threatening moments.But the visitors settled and, with Didier Drogba in dominant form and Andre Schurrle and Hazard dangerous on the break, they posed the greater goal threat.Drogba came closest to adding a second but his goalbound effort, after great work by Schurrle, was blocked by Keogh.The Blues survived some sustained home pressure after which Branislav Ivanovic replaced Zouma following a near 10-minute delay.Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Zouma (Ivanovic 45+3), Terry, Luis; Matic, Mikel; Hazard, Schurrle, Fabregas; Drogba. Subs: Schwarzer, Ramires, Salah, Willian, Remy, Costa.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • How Matt Breida’s big run keyed 49ers’ victory — and showed off Pierre Garcon’s hidden skill

    first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — There will come a time in the film room Monday when Pierre Garcon’s eyes finally get a good look at Matt Breida’s game-breaking touchdown run against the Detroit Lions.For now, Garcon’s ears will have to do.Because for the final 20 yards or so Sunday, Garcon simply heard Breida’s thundering footsteps behind him and kept on blocking … and blocking … and …. “Pierre was blocking his butt off,” …last_img read more

  • Napoleon nets 1,000th point

    first_imgThere have been many reasons to cheer the Eureka High girls basketball team’s start to its 2018 campaign — two tournament championships, an 8-2 overall record and a defense which has been suffocating on most occasions — but on Wednesday night the attendees at Jay Willard Gymnasium were cheering during a ceremony for senior Makaila Napoleon, who on Dec. 8 scored her 1,000th point for the Loggers.Napoleon, who has been a fixture on Eureka’s varsity team since her freshman year, notched her …last_img read more