Reporters Without Borders shocked by the death of a photojournalist in Tehran.

first_img Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Organisation News News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further News Reporters Without Borders voiced deep shock after learning today from the family of photojournalist Zahra Kazemi that she died in a military hospital in Tehran after being detained on 23 June by security forces for taking photos. The circumstances that led to her hospitalization are not clear. She reportedly fell into a coma as a result of a cerebral haemorrhage. Aged 54, Kazemi had both Canadian and Iranian citizenship.”We hold the Iranian authorities responsible for Zahra Kazemi’s death,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said, accusing them of arresting her in an arbitrary manner and failing to take the necessary steps to provide her with adequate medical attention. “Her death serves as a tragic reminder that Iran is one of the harshest regimes in the world for journalists”, he added.Reporters Without Borders called on the Iranian authorities to grant the family’s wish to repatriate the body to Canada, where she lived. It also called for independent international organisations to be allowed to carry out an investigation in Iran into the circumstances of her death.Kazemi had gone to Iran to do some photo-reporting and had hoped to travel to Turkmenistan. After leaving her family’s home in Iran on 23 June, the family received no word of her for several days. Then the authorities told them she was being treated in the Baghiatollah military hospital in Tehran. During the days following her arrest, the authorities also searched the family’s home, confiscating cameras and a large amount of money.Canadian officials were able to visit her in the hospital but did not have access to her medical file. Police constantly watched her hospital room. Zahra Kazemi died on July 12. She was hospitalized in Tehran following a cerebral haemorrhage. Reporters Without Borders holds the Iranian authorities responsible for the death of the journalist. February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa July 12, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders shocked by the death of a photojournalist in Tehran. Follow the news on Iran After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists RSF_en last_img read more

Parlor to close for floor repairs

first_imgTags: Haggar Student Center, SMC Welsh Parlor, located in the Haggar College Center at Saint Mary’s and more commonly referred to as Haggar Parlor, will be out of commission for an estimated nine to 10 weeks due to floor damage, according to Gwen O’Brien, director of media relations at Saint Mary’s.“On Jan. 24, 2014, a steam coil in a radiator cracked, and water from the unit flooded the floor,” O’Brien said.The damage done is not only extensive, but also irreversible, she said. The repairs, which include replacing the floor with white oak wood, will cost $35,000, and Saint Mary’s hopes to have the parlor ready for commencement, according to O’Brien.The Haggar College Center, which was dedicated in 1942, originally housed the Alumnae Centennial Library, O’Brien said. Saint Mary’s later converted the space into a student center.According to O’Brien, Haggar parlor is frequently used for meetings, panel discussions and dinners.Haggar Parlor is a popular venue for events, which now will have to change locations, O’Brien said. One event that has been affected by the closure of the space is the 2014 “Chimes Literary and Arts Journal” release reading.Kathryn Haemmerle, an editor of the journal, said the parlor’s closure is disappointing, given the parlor’s ideal environment for the release reading.“We are partial to Haggar Parlor because it’s very suitable to readings,” Haemmerle said. “It has light and space, with an area near the piano for a contributor to stand and read their work.”Nevertheless, O’Brien said there are other venues available for hosting campus events, and the new floor will make up for the temporary loss of the parlor’s availability.“The tradeoff for losing the space for a while is that a brand new white oak floor will be installed, which will update the room and make it even more majestic than it already was,” O’Brien said.If the parlor is not completed before commencement, related events may have to be moved elsewhere, O’Brien said.last_img read more

BOA: Oops, they did it again…

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » I’m guessing that you’ve seen the headlines.For Bank of America’s Poorest Customers, Banking Just Got More Expensive. (Quartz) Here’s a snippet from the story.Bank of America this month eliminated its once cutting-edge eBanking program, completing a process it began in 2013. The program, first introduced in 2010, was part of an initiative to bring in customers who were amenable to a digital-only banking experience. For those who wanted IRL customer service and paper statements, the program had a $8.95 monthly fee. But this was waived for customers who agreed to not use a teller and complete all routine transactions digitally.The new policy, which guts the free eBanking program and moves its customers to a standard Bank of America checking account (with a $12 monthly fee), has sparked unhappiness from current and previous users.The new $12 fee is waived for customers with a daily balance of at least $1,500 or at least one direct deposit of $250 a month, but many of Bank of America’s poorest customers won’t meet those requirements. A petition on that protests the change in policy has more than 45,000 signatures as of this writing.As I’m writing this, I realize that I might not have the right headline. “Oops, they did it again.”  That isn’t fair to banks. The job of a bank is to make a profit for its shareholders. So when something isn’t profitable enough, they’ll make the change. That isn’t a bad thing. It is the way every for-profit organization is run. It just isn’t great for customers.last_img read more

Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs WR expected to play vs. Chargers, report says

first_img Chargers injury update: Melvin Gordon (knee), Austin Ekeler out vs. Chiefs The Chiefs (11-2) hold a one-game lead over the Chargers (10-3) in the AFC West going into Thursday’s game in Kansas City. *Chargers…but all you spelling bee champs are on it.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 12, 2018Hill injured his heel during Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the Ravens. He left the game briefly and returned, though he wasn’t sure after the game what the prognosis was as he said, “My foot is bad.” He finished Sunday’s game with eight receptions for 139 yards, including a crucial 48-yard catch on a late fourth-down play. He enters Thursday’s matchup as the NFL’s second-leading receiver with 1,258 yards on 74 catches with 11 touchdowns. Related News Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is expected to play in a critical AFC West showdown against the Chargers.The team listed the 24-year-old wide receiver as questionable Wednesday while he continues to deal with a heel/wrist injury. He sat out of Monday’s practice and was limited Tuesday and Wednesday. But, despite his questionable status, ESPN reported Hill will be on the field Thursday.  Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs WR’s foot injury is ‘nothing serious’, report sayslast_img read more

Michigan State’s Tom Izzo on victory over Duke: We can’t ‘get enamored with this win’

first_img March Madness 2019: Three takeaways from Michigan State’s victory over Duke in the Elite Eight The win moves Michigan State into the Final Four for the eighth time under Izzo. The team, however, has taken home the championship just once with him as coach.“You know now what I’ve got to do is refocus,” Izzo said. “I have to reassess how I handle (the Final Four), what I do. … It’s going to be grind city again. And we’ve got to figure out how we do things a little different because there’s some good teams up there, and not get enamored with this win even though this is a big win for us and our program.”Michigan State star Cassius Winston tallied 20 points and 10 assists to lead his team to the victory. He’s just the third player in program history to register those numbers in an NCAA Tournament game. Magic Johnson and Draymond Green are the other two. What a CLUTCH 3️⃣ to put @MSU_Basketball up ✌️! #MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019Izzo discussed the win when he met with reporters after the game.“Everybody that beats Duke is, you know, ready to put that on the wall because that’s the program (coach Mike Krzyzewski) has built,” Izzo said. “And that’s what I’m hoping to still build. I mean, the respect everybody has for Duke is why it’s a big game. I do think we beat arguably the best team in the country. But there’s another game coming up.” Related News Tom Izzo wants his team to refocus.Michigan State pulled off a 68-67 upset of top-seeded Duke in the Elite Eight on Sunday at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Duke entered the regional finals as the favorite to win the NCAA Tournament.center_img March Madness 2019: Zion Williamson discusses Duke’s loss to Michigan State 13-0 run for @MSU_Basketball to take a 4 point lead before the half! 😳#MarchMadness | #Elite8— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019“Nothing was given, everything was earned,” Winston said. “Just working hard, constantly getting better and better. … I think I took 20-some shots today, (my teammates and coaches) didn’t say a word. They encouraged me just to keep going, keep doing what I do best for this team. It’s just an amazing environment for me.”Michigan State will face Texas Tech on Saturday.last_img read more