Receive email alerts November 11, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Deep concern : Journalists repeatedly targeted by Libyan militias Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News News As they are not dependent on any state entity, Libya’s militias are completely uncontrollable and their weight is all the greater because the political and military balance of power is volatile due to the rivalry between the competing factions in Tripoli and Tobruk.Militias have been responsible for 31 attacks on Libyan journalists this year and they do not hesitate to kidnap those who dare to report or criticize their abuses. The latest case is that of Mohamed Neili, a photographer working for the Chinese news agency Xinhua, who went missing in still unclear circumstances on 29 October. According to our sources, he was on his way to a district south of Tripoli when he was reportedly abducted by gunmen in broad daylight.The case recalls freelancer Mohamed El Hedi Dango’s abduction in Tripoli on 29 October 2014 by a militia affiliated to Fajr Libya on the grounds that he was said to have been a supporter of the former Gaddafi regime. We have been told that he is still held in Misrata.“There is an urgent need for light to be shed on these disappearances,” said Yasmine Kacha, head of Reporters Without Borders’ Maghreb office. “In the absence of a Libyan government, we appeal to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and its new special representative, Martin Kobler, to address the need to combat impunity and, in particular, the militia threat to journalists.”The latest cases registered by Reporters Without Borders include a car chase involving two journalists on 2 November. Freelance photographer Mohamed Rhouma and freelance reporter AbdelMonem Jhimi were pursued by gunmen in a car while returning from a reporting visit to the southwestern city of Sabha.They fortunately succeeded in hiding and called relatives, who went to meet them and gave them the necessary protection so that they could return home.Reporters Without Borders has been voicing deep concern about militia attacks on journalists since June 2013.Libya is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Help by sharing this information On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News June 24, 2020 Find out more News to go further Organisation LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the latest militia attacks on Libyan journalists. The Libyan state’s disintegration and the failure to punish those responsible for such crimes has created a climate of violence that is extremely dangerous for the right to information. February 23, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Libya Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest December 17, 2019 Find out more
Close to Beau BidenHarris was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California.Her father, Donald Harris, was an economics professor and her mother Shyamala Gopalan, was a breast cancer researcher.Her parents separated when Harris was about five years old and she and her sister Maya were raised by her mother, who died in 2009.Harris earned her undergraduate degree at historically black Howard University in Washington and is a proud member of “Alpha Kappa Alpha,” the oldest African-American sorority.She earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, became a prosecutor and served two terms as a district attorney in San Francisco.She was elected attorney general of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, the same year she married Douglas Emhoff, a lawyer with two children from a previous marriage.As attorney general, Harris developed a working relationship with Biden’s late son Beau, who held the same position in the state of Delaware. Beau Biden died of cancer in 2015.Her failure, however, to enact bold criminal justice reforms while attorney general dogged her presidential campaign and did not sit well with many black voters during the primaries.Harris was elected to the Senate in November 2016, becoming just the second black female senator ever.As a senator, she has employed tough questioning skills honed as a prosecutor, notably during the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She is now seeking to become the first female vice president of the United States.And with the 77-year-Biden expected to serve only a single term if elected, Harris would be favored to win the Democratic presidential nomination four years from now.That could give her a shot at more history-making — as the first female president of the United States.”Senator Harris is a tenacious and trailblazing leader who will make a great partner on the campaign trail,” said Susan Rice, who served as national security advisor under president Barack Obama and was also under consideration to be Biden’s running mate. Since ending her White House run and endorsing Biden, Harris has stepped up her criticism of President Donald Trump on a host of issues — from his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak to race to immigration.”Trump’s repeated racist rhetoric tries to place blame for his coronavirus failures on anyone but himself,” she tweeted recently. “It’s dangerous and it’s wrong — and has real life consequences for Asian Americans and Asian immigrants.”Harris’s own parents were immigrants to the United States — her father from Jamaica, her mother from India — and their lives and her own have in some ways embodied the American dream. ‘That little girl was me’Harris launched her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday in January 2019 at an event attended by 20,000 people in Oakland.She clashed with Biden during the first Democratic debate, chiding the former senator over his opposition to 1970s busing programs that forced integration of segregated schools.”There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public school, and she was bused to school every day,” she said. “And that little girl was me.”It provided her with a breakout moment and a bump in the polls but it was to prove short-lived. Harris dropped out of the race in December 2019 and endorsed Biden in March.Despite their debate clash, Biden has made it clear he does not hold a grudge, describing Harris as a “first-rate intellect, a first-rate candidate and a real competitor.”Harris voted for Trump’s impeachment at his Senate trial and to defeat him she has invoked the need to rebuild the “Obama coalition” — African Americans, Hispanics, women, independents and millennial.A tireless campaigner, Harris has a knack for personal connection and a steely demeanor that can give way to a million-watt smile.Along with her experience in the judicial, executive and legislative branches of government, Harris is expected to provide a jolt of energy to a White House campaign overshadowed by the coronavirus and economic crisis. Topics : Kamala Harris, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s pick to be his running mate in November’s election, has been a trailblazer all her life.”My mother used to have a saying,” the 55-year-old Harris is fond of recounting. “She would say to me ‘You may be the first to do many things but make sure you’re not the last.'”Harris was the first black attorney general of California, the first woman to hold the post, and the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the US Senate.
Gobernador Wolf: Fabricante traslada sede de New Jersey a Lehigh Valley, creando 105 nuevos empleos July 30, 2020 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció que A.P. Deauville LLC, un fabricante de productos de salud y belleza, reubicará su sede y operaciones de producción de New Jersey a Forks Township, condado de Northampton, que comprende una inversión de $16.7 millones y la creación de 105 nuevos empleos en la región de Lehigh Valley.“Lehigh Valley es una región históricamente conocida por su capacidad de fabricación y nos complace que A.P. Deauville reubique sus operaciones aquí”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “El hecho de que A.P. Deauville necesite duplicar con creces su espacio de producción para mantenerse al día con la demanda de los consumidores es un testimonio del crecimiento de la compañía, y se traducirá en una inversión significativa y a largo plazo, así como 105 nuevos empleos del área de fabricación bien remunerados para los residentes de Pennsylvania”.A.P. Deauville, que fabrica la marca Power Stick® de antitranspirante, gel de baño, aerosoles corporales y productos de aseo para hombres, ha alcanzado la capacidad máxima de fabricación en su planta de New Jersey. La compañía comprará y renovará una planta de 180,000 pies cuadrados en Easton, duplicando su capacidad de fabricación, para continuar vendiendo sus marcas a los principales minoristas. La compañía se ha comprometido a invertir $16.7 millones en este proyecto competitivo.“A.P. Deauville está ansioso por comenzar la próxima fase de crecimiento en Pennsylvania y no podría haber hecho este traslado sin la ayuda del Equipo de Acción del Gobernador, que nos ayudó a obtener importantes incentivos fiscales y subvenciones estatales que hicieron que resultara fácil tomar la decisión de trasladarnos a Pennsylvania”, dijo Frederick Horowitz, CEO de A.P. Deauville LLC. “Esperamos crear empleos del área de producción en un gran estado donde las empresas son bienvenidas como un socio productivo del gobierno y un miembro positivo de la comunidad”.A.P. Deauville recibió una propuesta de fondos del Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico (DCED, por sus siglas en inglés) para una primera subvención de Pennsylvania de $250,000 que se distribuirán al crear los nuevos empleos y $50,000 en fondos para capacitación laboral. Se recomendó a la empresa que solicite un préstamo de la Autoridad de Desarrollo Industrial de Pennsylvania (PIDA, por sus siglas en inglés) y también puede ser elegible para el programa de Crédito Fiscal para la Fabricación del Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico. El proyecto fue coordinado por el Equipo de Acción del Gobernador, un grupo experimentado de profesionales de desarrollo económico que responden directamente al gobernador y trabajan con empresas que están considerando ubicarse o expandirse en Pennsylvania.“Estamos encantados de dar la bienvenida a A.P. Deauville al condado de Northampton y al Lehigh Valley”, dijo Don Cunningham, presidente y director ejecutivo de la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Lehigh Valley (LVEDC, por sus siglas en inglés). “Es alentador ver que a pesar de la pandemia del coronavirus, el crecimiento continúa en la economía de la región y en el sector de la elaboración. A.P. Deauville es un fabricante de alta calidad que se une a un sector próspero que emplea a 35,000 personas en Lehigh Valley. La reubicación de la empresa en Pennsylvania y el condado de Northampton no hubiera sido posible sin la participación del liderazgo estatal y del condado. El condado de Northampton, la Autoridad de Desarrollo Industrial del Condado de Northampton y el estado trabajaron juntos activamente durante estos tiempos difíciles y desafiantes para ayudar a que este proyecto sea una realidad”.“Me complace dar la bienvenida a A.P. Deauville al condado de Northampton”, dice el Ejecutivo del Condado de Northampton, Lamont McClure. “Su nuevo centro de fabricación generará 105 empleos de buena calidad y una industria importante al municipio de Fork. Este es el tipo de desarrollo económico que queremos en el condado de Northampton”.“Este es exactamente el tipo de proyecto que la NCIDA desea apoyar: uno que crea empleos de alta calidad y con buenos salarios en un sector clave para la economía de Lehigh Valley”, dijo Marilyn Lieberman, presidenta de la Autoridad de Desarrollo Industrial del Condado de Northampton. “Estamos muy felices de poder contribuir a traer esta empresa al condado de Northampton y apoyar su crecimiento y éxito futuros aquí en Lehigh Valley”.Para obtener más información sobre el Equipo de acción del Gobernador o el DCED, visite dced.pa.gov, y asegúrese de estar al día con todas las noticias de nuestra agencia en Facebook, Twitter y LinkedIn.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez appear to be back in the game as prospective buyers of the Mets.The New York Post, citing anonymous sources, reported Friday night that the couple is trying again to take the franchise off Fred and Jeff Wilpon’s hands after tapping out three weeks ago, and that there are signs they’d be getting a much better deal this time. Among the reasons for that determination, according to the Post’s sources: The Wilpons are now willing to sell a piece of SportsNet New York, the profitable TV network that is helping to keep the ballclub afloat. That’s a major change in their position, although they still want to hold onto a share of the moneymaker.J-Rod is willing to put up “hundreds of millions” of dollars of their own money, and the two now have access to high-wealth bankers at JPMorgan Chase who, in turn, can set them up with investors who’d provide the rest of the cash.One source estimated a new sale price at below $2 billion; Forbes magazine estimated earlier this year that the franchise is worth $2.4 billion.Rodriguez and Lopez have also been exploring ways to make Citi Field more profitable and develop the areas surrounding the stadium, the Post reported. That part of their plan has supposedly gotten the attention of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his son Jonathan, the Pats’ team president.MORE: A-Rod sounds like owner in backing teams’ 50-50 planThe way the Post put it, the Krafts aren’t interested in buying the team but in the development plan. The Post lobbied earlier this year for Kraft, a New York native, to buy the club.
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe City of Lacey’s Long Lake Park 2019 “summer season” begins Saturday, June 22 and runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to dark, with lifeguards on duty Wednesdays – Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.Park visitors can enjoy lake access from the swimming beach, two sand volleyball courts, nature trails, barbeque grills, picnic tables, and benches. Visitors can also use the small-craft launch area, added in 2018, for canoes, kayaks, rowboats, paddleboards, and other similar small craft; however, motorized boats are not allowed.In addition, Northwest Paddle Surfers will, once again, be on site renting stand-up paddleboards and kayaks (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.: June 22 – September 2, daily, and September 3 – 30, Friday – Sunday. For rental details, or to make a reservation, visit Northwestpaddlesurfers.com/Long-Lake-Beach-Park/.New this year, the City of Lacey’s Parks & Recreation Department will host a Family Entertainment Series at Long Lake Park. The events will take place on Thursday at1 p.m. from June 27 – August 1. To view the entertainment schedule, visit ci.lacey.wa.us/Events.Lacey has one of the finest municipal park systems in the state. Long Lake Park, one of the finest swimming beaches in Thurston County, includes 285 feet of beach frontage. For more information about Lacey’s parks, visit ci.lacey.wa.us/VisitParks.