first_img February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today urged interior minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury to rescind an arrest warrant issued for Shawkat Milton, the correspondent of the daily Janakantha in the southern city of Barisal, who was forced to go into hiding on 12 March in order to avoid arrest.”This is not the first time that this courageous journalist had been the target of harassment by the authorities and politicians,” Reporters Without Borders said. In the past two years, he has been arrested once and physically attacked or threatened at least five times.Milton left his home on 12 March after learning that the local police had received an arrest warrant from Dhaka. He confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that he went into hiding for fear that he would be arrested. It was not known what charges Milton was facing.Janakantha has recently carried several reports by Milton on this week’s mayoral elections in Barisal in which the candidates include Mujibar Rahman Sarwar, a parliamentary leader of the ruling BNP party and associate of the home affairs state minister. One of Milton’s reports raised question about the methods Sarwar has used in the campaign. These reports annoyed Sarwar and other local BNP leaders, who reacted by calling for Milton’s arrest.On 7 September 2002, Milton was attacked by young BNP activists in Barisal and had to be hospitalised in Dhaka with serious injuries to both arms. Follow the news on Bangladesh RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage RSF_en Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News Newscenter_img News Organisation Receive email alerts to go further BangladeshAsia – Pacific News March 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Janakantha correspondent goes into hiding to avoid arrest May 19, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp By News Highland – August 15, 2017 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Body found in search for missing diver The search for a Canadian diver in his 60’s who’d been missing off the northwest coast since Saturday afternoon has been stood down after a body was found shortly after 7 o’clock last night.The body of the diver was discovered following a search for a Canadian national who was among a group who were deep-sea diving on a World War Two shipwreck off Malin Head at the weekend.Malin Head Coast Guard were alerted on Saturday after one of the diving group was reported missing – and an operation got underway which was jointly co-ordinated with the Coast Guard operations centre in Belfast.The body was brought ashore at Downings for formal identification and a Post Mortem examination. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articlePolice attacked during trouble at Derry bonfire siteNext articleDepartment of Justice confirms new Letterkenny Courthouse will not have parking News Highland center_img Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The sidewalk was buzzing on Friday afternoon as people lined up to sample a treat at the borough’s newest ice cream store.Nicholas Creamery, located between a cinema and a coffee shop, offers a variety of artisanal ice cream, with small-batch offerings crafted by hand from locally sourced, all-natural ingredients.Owner Nicholas Harary has made his reputation in the restaurant industry, operating one of the most lavish eateries in Monmouth County, Restaurant Nicholas in Middletown. But on this day the revered chef was expanding his brand with gourmet take-away cups, cones and milkshakes.“This is where I live. These are my friends and neighbors and it’s very special to be able to serve them in this fashion and bring smiles to their faces,” said Harary, with emotion, about the hundreds of borough students, teachers, parents and neighbors who filled the lobby.Just as Restaurant Nicholas promises a unique and upscale dining experience, Nicholas Creamery wants to deliver big and bold flavors using basic ingredients like milk, cream, eggs and sugar.“It was important to us, if we were going to do this, that we serve a pure product that tastes great,” said Jodie Edwards, Harary’s business partner for the last decade. “We both have kids. We both have discussions with friends and family who are concerned about what’s in their kids’ food,” Edwards added.On Friday, conventional flavors like Valrhona chocolate, Tahitian vanilla, mint chip, peanut butter chocolate chunk and salted caramel were popular with customers.More daring flavors include a Scoop of Sunshine, a blend of lemon ice cream, graham crackers and white chocolate pearls; The Goat, comprised of goat cheese ice cream, roasted strawberries and balsamic reduction; as well as a limited time offering named Hudson Cafe Coffee Crunch, a collaborative effort between the creamery and the longtime Atlantic Highlands coffee shop.According to the staff, the customer favorite seemed to be Kentucky Dreaming, a recipe which includes Nicholas Reserve Four Roses Bourbon and brown sugar.Cups of ice cream range from $3.50 to $5.25. Add a dollar more for cones, and 50 cents for toppings. Sundaes and milkshakes are $7.50.“We’re excited about having this place here and think it’s great,” said Andrew Salsano of Atlantic Highlands, who ventured to the creamery with his wife and three-year-old son. “We frequent the Restaurant Nicholas from time to time and we’re a big fan of what they do over there. So if there’s a new place in town to get ice cream, we’re really happy it’s being run by Nicholas.”According to Harary, operating a fine dining establishment like Restaurant Nicholas over the last 20 years has been a labor of love but a laborious process nonetheless for all of his trusted staff and employees.Nicholas Creamery, however, is a platform for Harary, Edwards and Restaurant Nicholas pastry chef Kelly Kennedy to take a step back from the fast-paced and high-intensity realm of upscale food service.“We love what we do over at the restaurant but it’s so serious all the time,” Harary said. “It’s a place for special events and occasions where people expect to have a certain experience. But the creamery is a place where we can have some fun and experiment with new ideas and get our families involved in the creative process.”Harary’s eight-year-old daughter Juliana has already made her mark on Nicholas Creamery as a flavor designer; customers can expect to see a Spongebob Squarepants-themed creation with caramelized pineapples coming soon.“This is certainly a creative outlet for myself, Jodie and Kelly,” Harary said. “Especially for Kelly. She loves ice cream. People love to buy our ice cream at the restaurant, so we’ve always talked about selling it, but we didn’t want to sell pints out of the restaurant. So now Kelly is working double duty, making ice cream in the mornings here, before taking care of her pastry duties at night.”The First Avenue location is the first of two Nicholas Creamery sites. A second shop will be opening later this summer in Edwards’ hometown of Fair Haven at 586 River Road.“We’ve been discussing this idea for years,” Edwards said. “And it’s very special for us to have a model that includes locations in the communities we live in. We want to be active in our communities. We want Nicholas Creamery to be the place our friends and family can come after a school event or a baseball game. We want to have fun with our neighbors and this is great way to do it.”Nicholas Creamery is located at 84 First Avenue. June hours will be Monday through Friday, 3-10 p.m.; weekends noon-10 p.m.This article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Democratic Party rules say states cannot hold their 2008 primary contests before Feb. 5, except for Iowa on Jan. 14, Nevada on Jan. 19, New Hampshire on Jan. 22 and South Carolina on Jan. 29. Michigan has scheduled a Jan. 15 primary. Florida’s Republican Legislature voted last spring to set the Jan. 29 primary date, and Republican Gov. Charlie Crist signed it into law. In June, the state Democratic Party voted to go along with the date. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Democratic Party will stick with a Jan. 29 presidential primary even if it means losing all its nominating convention delegates, a party source said Saturday. The Democratic National Committee gave the state party until Sept. 29 to come up with an alternative delegate selection plan to stay within party rules, such as caucuses or a vote-by-mail primary, but party leadership has rejected that idea. State party Chairman Karen Thurman, members of the congressional delegation and state legislative leaders were scheduling a news conference today to announce their position. State party staff has been polling executive committee members and determined at least 75 percent support for the early primary, the source said. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because executive committee members were still being notified. The DNC Rules Committee voted last month to strip Florida of its 210 delegates if the state party held a primary before Feb. 5. Major Democratic presidential candidates have pledged to restrict campaigning in Florida if it violates party rules. last_img read more


first_imgThis image was purchased by MFLNMC from iStock.com under member ID 8085767. Return to article. Long DescriptionWritten by: Christopher Plein, Ph.D. West Virginia University and Military Families Learning NetworkA few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in an afternoon conference on the topic of foster care trends and needs in the United States and in my home state of West Virginia. As I listened to the presentations from state officials, academics, and foster parents I was struck by the complexity and importance of the foster care and foster adoption system in our country.  The experience also made me think of military families and their contributions to meeting foster care and child welfare needs in our nation.Military families are among those who volunteer to provide safe homes and care to foster children. Recent media coverage, in such outlets as Woman’s Day and Military.com help to highlight the caring role that military families provide.One big takeaway from such coverage and stories is that military families are especially adept at providing foster care because of their own experiences in moving and adjusting to new places and living arrangements.However, there are also lingering perceptions that military family placements may not be feasible due to transient nature of military life.  There is no doubt that the permanent change of station (PCS) process and the patchwork of state child welfare systems and regulations can create challenge and complications. But as we explore below, much is being done to counter these perceptions and to clear away obstacles for military families to serve as foster parents and to adopt children in foster care.In 2016, there were approximately 438,000 children in foster care.  This represents a steady increase in foster care placements in recent years. There is always a need for foster care parents. Recently, there have been renewed concerns about the capacity of state child welfare systems to adequately serve foster care children.  The number of children in need of foster placement regularly outstrips the availability of foster parents.Across the United States, each state operates its own child welfare system which include foster care programs.  These programs are aimed at ensuring the safety of children who may have to be removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or risk caused by unstable home environments.State efforts are supported by various federal laws and regulations aimed at providing funding and facilitating interstate cooperation in child placement and services.  These policies, which include the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children and the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance, are especially relevant to military families seeking to foster or adopt children.Many foster kids may have special health care needs.  Unstable home environments can contribute to the development of health problems and inhibit access to regular and coordinated care.  Various experts, professional organizations, and authorities often characterize children in foster care as a “special needs” population due to the high incidence of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) as well as chronic health conditions, poor oral health, behavioral health conditions, and trauma that led to their placements.Fortunately, through law and regulation, both states and the federal government have extended health coverage and services to foster children through the Medicaid program underTitle IV-E of the Social Security Act.  As we have discussed in previous MFLN webinars and blogs, the Medicaid program is a joint state and federal program that serves low income families and many of those with disabilities or special needs.There are many helpful resources that highlight the status and programs for foster children and their healthcare needs.  Among the most helpful are those provided by the U.S. Children’s Bureau.Ideally, foster care provides safe harbor for children with the ultimate goal of reunification with parents or guardians in mind.  However this goal may not always be achieved.  According to federal statistics, in 2016, approximately 26 percent of all foster care children were anticipated to find family stability through adoption.  Many of these adoptions take place with families that are fostering children.Recognizing the valuable role that military families can play in foster care and adoption, but also acknowledging some of the challenges that exist, federal agencies, as well as such groups as the National Military Family Association and the Adoption Exchange Association, have developed helpful resource materials.AdoptUSKids is a federal and non-profit collaborative that is a clearing house of information and guidance in foster care and adoption effort. They have produced a comprehensive guide, entitled “Wherever My Family Is: That’s Home” to assist military families, child welfare professionals, and military support personnel in the foster care to adoption process.The guide provides valuable insight on navigating the foster care and adoption process.  It offers stories about military families that have adopted foster children.  It highlights the various state and federal resources that can help to facilitate the process, and gives special attention to relevant military and DoD regulations and resources.Most importantly, the guide emphasizes the need to build community capacity through networks of understanding and cooperation between civilian child welfare agencies and military resources, such as family service centers found at military installations.  In sum, the message comes across loud and clear that military families are often uniquely situated to lend support to a pressing community and national caregiving need.last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun Tuesday said the team combinations being used in the ongoing ODI series against Australia may not necessarily be repeated during the World Cup in England starting May 30. India go into the final ODI against Australia here on Wednesday aiming to complete their World Cup auditions for a couple of slots that were up for grabs. “These are not necessarily the combinations which will be used during the World Cup but we would like to know how people perform in different situations for us to pick up a balanced team,” Arun said on the eve of the final encounter. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe coach did not elaborate much but stated emphatically that the Indian team is quite sure about its combinations for the World Cup in England. “More or less, the team is quite sure of what combination is but we would like to try out all our options before the World Cup. We want to be extremely sure (of) what we want before go into a major tournament like World Cup,” the coach said. The bowlers conceded 300-plus runs in successive games but Arun said critics shouldn’t forget that this Indian team’s success rate is 75 percent. However, the former India medium pacer did call the losses a welcome wake-up call. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”If you look at our success rate, it is more than 75 per cent and it is huge for a team. These things do happen. I am happy it has happened now because it throws open a lot of factors where we can improve before the World Cup,” said Arun. “Definitely there are certain areas we need to address both in bowling and batting. We have to stay positive irrespective of whatever has happened. It’s a great learning experience from the way series has gone,” he added. Ashton Turner took the game away with an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls in a chase of 359 and Arun said it was a combination of dew as well as poor execution. “We had plans ready. I am not going to give excuses. Dew was a part of the game. You have to accept and try to overcome the situation.last_img read more