Violence against broadcasting group and Tamil newspaper

first_img RSF_en December 13, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violence against broadcasting group and Tamil newspaper July 15, 2020 Find out more July 29, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern about threats to the news media in the war-torn north and east of Sri Lanka today after a Tamil-language daily newspaper and the premises of a radio and TV group were the targets of violent attacks two days apart.The organisation said the attacks not only posed a threat to journalists but also denied the public reasonable access to news and information, and it called for thorough investigations to identify and punish those responsible.The more recent of the two attacks was on 8 December, when a grenade was thrown at the Colombo-based Tamil-language daily Thinakkural’s office in the eastern city of Batticaloa. It caused severe damage to the rear of the building but no one was hurt, although three employees were present at the time. No arrests have been made.Batticaloa was where journalist Aiyathurai Nadesan was murdered on 31 May. The city has seen a lot of violence, especially since a group lead by V. Muraleetharan, also known as Karuna, broke away from the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Nadesan’s murder was blamed on Karuna’s group.A detailed report on the threats against journalists in eastern Sri Lanka was published by Reporters Without Borders on 13 July and is available in three languages (English, French and Sinhalese) on the organisation’s website (www.rsf.org).The earlier attack was on 6 December in the far-northern city of Jaffna, where around five thugs attacked the premises of the MTV/MBC broadcasting group, damaging all the equipment. The assailants not been identified.MTV/MBC is a network of radio and TV stations that broadcast in Sri Lanka’s three languages, Sinhalese, Tamil and English. Organisation center_img to go further Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Easy Ridin’, Free Wheelin’ Wheelchairs

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it For some persons with disabilities (PWD), the freedom to drive a four-wheeler is not enough. Some crave the open-air, easy riding freedom only bikes can give, and MobilityWorks knows it.MobilityWorks’ line of Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle Trikes gives PWD’s the open air freedom they crave, with a level of performance and independence that was previously unattainable.The Conquest Trikes are the finest wheelchair accessible motorbikes in the world, so good even regular bike aficionados would drool over it. This is because the Conquest uses a new 1170cc BMW R1200 motorcycle, modified to let wheelchair-bound riders experience ultimate performance and maneuverability.PWD’s who want to see the Conquest trike in action would have set an appointment first for test drive need to be pre-arranged in advance to give MobilityWorks time to schedule a secure location for safety and insurance reasons.Serious customers who want to conquer the road and schedule a test drive should fill out a request info first at http://www.mobilityworks.com/inquirytrikeform.php.Riding a wheelchair is one thing, driving a car with a wheelchair is another. But to drive a high-performance motorbike with a wheelchair?Prepare to have your mind blown.Mobility Works is located at 325 N. Altadena Drive in Pasadena. To learn more about what they can offer you, visit www.mobilityworks.com/pasadena or call (888) 713-8714. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News COVER: Right Easy Ridin’, Free Wheelin’ Wheelchairs MobilityWorks offers disabled people the ability to roam free, not just in four-wheeled vehicles, but in open-air trikes too By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, May 31, 2013 | 2:26 pm More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Rice swims like butterfly, floats like champion

first_imgScott Rice is not the most discernible athlete on Wisconsin’s campus. Unlike the 6-foot-6 Alando Tucker or the 241-pound P.J. Hill, Rice does not reveal his athleticism through a colossal body frame.At a slim 5 feet and 10 inches, the sophomore swimmer more closely resembles an average UW student. While Rice emerges as one of the shortest members of the swimming team, his coaches do not consider him disadvantaged. “Some people are 6-foot-5, and they don’t use their body the right way in the water. Scott is much shorter than that, and he uses every inch he has the right way,” assistant coach Kari Woodall said. “He’s very fluid in the water and very efficient and powerful.” Woodall also praised the young Rice as “a natural swimmer.” “He came to the sport a little late and hadn’t swum year-round until the year before he came to college,” agreed head coach Eric Hansen. “He had a great freshman year.” In 2005-06, as a freshman, Rice earned Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors and barely missed qualifying for the NCAA championships. In a learning-filled freshman season that Rice characterized as satisfying, he pointed to the elite Texas Invitational as last season’s most memorable highlight, where he set Wisconsin’s top time for the season for the 200-butterfly event (1:47), a personal best by three seconds.Last season’s impressive Texas Invitational time is one reason why Rice’s coaches place a lot of confidence in the sophomore swimmer for butterfly and medley events, and they anticipate and expect greater accomplishments.”He’s our go-to guy in certain events. If we need someone to win, we can count on him,” said Woodall. “Everybody knows he’s going to show up, and we rely on him. He’s going to be a world-class swimmer and one of the best in the nation,” Hansen said.Wisconsin’s swimming coaches lament in only one regard about Rice: They see him as a great talent who is just beginning to reach his potential, but who has not yet performed well enough to merit national attention. “[Rice] has got the tools and the work ethic, but in this sport you don’t succeed overnight, it takes time,” said Hansen. And Hansen believes his rigorous, two-hour, two-a-day swimming practices will help Rice develop into a major talent. Rice wakes up at 5:30 a.m. so he can attend practice at 6 a.m. With practices running year-round, the only time for a break is right before a meet, when coaches will ease the burden of training by instituting practice once a day. “It’s no break,” Rice jokes.This week the men’s swimming team will start practicing once a day, as they are traveling to Minneapolis for the Minnesota Invitational Nov. 17-19. The 2006 swimming season concludes with the elite Texas Invitational, which will take place Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Austin.Coach Hansen believes these upcoming meets will allow Rice — a quiet, young leader and competitor — to mature so he can qualify for this year’s NCAA championships. He sees a bright future ahead. “We expect to be better and expect to be back in the top 20 [nationally],” Hansen said. “It’s hard to be patient at times when you have so many young kids [such as Rice], but at the same time, it’s real fun to see.”last_img read more

Donation to provide more scholarships for veterans at USC

first_imgThe Schoen Family gave a $10-million gift on Tuesday that will provide additional financial support to military veteran students studying in the Marshall School of Business and Viterbi School of Engineering.Veterans · USC trustee William Schoen donated $10 million. – Photo Courtesy of MarshallThe gift will increase the Schoen Family Scholarship Program for Veterans Endowment, which William Schoen, a USC trustee and alumnus (B.S. ’60, MBA ’63) and his wife, Sharon, established in 1986.“I believe that our veterans deserve an excellent education at an outstanding university,” William Schoen, a U.S. Marine veteran who served in Korea in the 1950s, said in a press release. “Our support for veterans goes back to when I went to USC. The reason that I was able to go to USC was that I applied for a scholastic scholarship and was awarded one.”The couple has since given a total of $16 million to the endowment, which has benefited 173 military veteran students, totaling $1.2 million.Karla Leyva, a senior studying accounting and recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the Schoen Endowment, said that without the scholarship she would not be at USC.“A big reason why I was able to accept [USC’s admission offer] and come here was because of the scholarship,” said Leyva, a U.S. army veteran who completed two tours in Iraq between 2003 and 2007. “I made it my goal to really do well in my studies so I could qualify for the scholarship and could leave USC without debt.”Leyva, who transferred from Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif., said the Schoen family scholarships open up opportunities for veterans.“[The scholarship] is something that can help out a veteran coming from whatever duty they did in the military,” Leyva said. “It’s a good way to pay homage or give back to the vets who have been fighting for our country to come back and accomplish their academic goals.”With the $10-million gift, the endowment will double the number of Schoen family scholarships from 15 to 30, which will be available beginning in the fall. Eligible applicants include incoming freshmen, transfer students and continuing undergraduates in Marshall or Viterbi and full-time MBA students. Candidates must have served three continuous years of active duty and have been granted an honorable discharge title.“The Schoens’ longstanding dedication to our nation’s military veterans will always inspire the USC community,” President C. L. Max Nikias said in a press statement. “The Schoens understand that these brave service members have contributed so much to our country’s collective security, and deserve a world-class education — one that matches their world-class courage.”last_img read more