June 12

Relief at release of Fox News journalists but dismay at Israeli air strike on Reuters vehicle in Gaza

first_imgNews May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information August 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Relief at release of Fox News journalists but dismay at Israeli air strike on Reuters vehicle in Gaza PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at the release today of Fox News journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig in Gaza City after nearly two weeks in captivity but condemned an Israeli missile attack on a clearly-identified Reuters press vehicle in Gaza that seriously injured a local news website journalist. Receive email alerts May 16, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News to go further WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at the release today of Fox News journalists Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig in Gaza City after nearly two weeks in captivity but condemned an Israeli missile attack on a clearly-identified Reuters press vehicle in Gaza that seriously injured a local news website journalist.“The release of the two US network journalists is very good news but the Palestinian authorities must still take concrete measures to protect media workers,” the press freedom organisation said. “As for the journalists targeted today by Israeli aircraft, we call on the Israeli military to carry out a thorough investigation to find out who was responsible for this blunder – unfortunately far from the first of its kind – and how it happened.”Centanni and Wiig were kidnapped on 14 August in Gaza City by a previously unknown group called the Holy Jihad Brigade. Shortly before freeing them today, the group released a video in which their hostages said they had converted to Islam. After being set free, the two journalists said they had made these statements at gunpoint. Ten journalists have been kidnapped in the Palestinian Territories in the past 12 months.“Hostage-taking is becoming more and more frequent in Gaza, and the hostages are being held for longer periods,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We expect the Palestinian authorities to seriously tackle this problem before one of these adductions ends tragically.”Palestinian website reporter Sabbah Hmaida was injured in the leg and Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana briefly lost consciousness when Israeli aircraft fired two missiles early this morning on their armoured Reuters vehicle as they were following an Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip. Reuters said signs on the roof and sides clearly showed it was a press vehicle. The Israeli military told the Associated Press the journalists were not targeted intentionally but “they should not have been there” during the operation. “There was no sign on the vehicle, at least we didn’t see any,” an Israeli military spokesman added.Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly condemned the poor judgement shown by the Israeli military during their operations. An Israeli tank seriously injured Palestinian public TV journalist Ibrahim Atla on 26 July.“We propose that the Israeli government should involve third parties – human rights NGOs or the news organisations concerned – in the investigations into this type of blunder because, despite our repeated appeals, no serious investigation has ever been conducted into the many mistakes made by the Israeli army on the Palestinian Authority’s territory,” the organisation said. News Follow the news on Palestinelast_img read more

June 12

Pasadena Area Assemblymember Holden’s Teacher Tax Credit Bill Passes Revenue and Taxation Committee

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Government Pasadena Area Assemblymember Holden’s Teacher Tax Credit Bill Passes Revenue and Taxation Committee Legislation to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Route 66 Passes First Policy Committee Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 2:09 pmcenter_img 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News 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. Pasadena area Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to address California’s teacher shortage, Assembly Bill 586, passed the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation. Specifically, AB 586 would allow newly-credentialed teachers either an individual tax credit or deduction for professional development expenses to fulfill the requirements for a California Clear Multiple, Single Subjects Credential or Special Education (Education Specialist Instruction) Credential.California’s shortage of professionally qualified teachers directly impacts the quality of our children’s education,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Tax relief can encourage new teachers to remain in the profession.”Expenses pose a particular hardship for many new teachers who serve at the lowest end of salary scales, while still paying off their college loans. In a 2016 survey by the Learning Policy Institute of more than 200 California school districts, 75% were experiencing teacher shortages, and the vast majority was getting worse.Holden’s legislation that would establish the Route 66 Centennial Commission to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the California Historic State Route 66 passed the Assembly Transportation Committee with a 13-0 vote.“This bill helps preserve the rich cultural and political history of Route 66 and will bring back lively tourism to cities, museums and vintage California monuments along the route,” said Holden.Holden’s legislation to establish a storm water compliance fund and increases the California Tire Fee to raise revenue for water treatment, Assembly Bill 1180, passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee with 7-3 vote. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News last_img read more