Journalist murdered while receiving government protection

first_img RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas News Follow the news on Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out more Reportscenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered while receiving government protection May 13, 2021 Find out more The murder of journalist Luis Eduardo Alfonso while he was supposedly receiving government protection on 18 March in the eastern city of Arauca is the subject of an energetic joint condemnation by the Bogotá-based Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP), the Peruvian-based Press and Society Institute (IPYS) and Reporters Without Borders. The three organisations urged President Álvaro Uribe Vélez and interior and justice minister Fernando Londoño Hoyos, who heads the Journalists’ Protection Programme, to ensure that journalists who are meant to benefit from this programme are effectively protected.”Luis Eduardo Alfonso’s murder represents a failure for this programme, and we therefore call for a prompt and thorough review of the way it is run,” the three organisations said. “The Colombian authorities have a duty to ensure that journalists are safe so that society’s right to be informed is respected.”The three organisations also called on director of public prosecutions Luis Camilo Osorio to speed up investigations into attacks against the press and urged attorney general Edgardo Maya to ensure that every effort is made to identify and punish any negligence on the part of the officials who were in charge of protecting Alfonso.A joint fact-finding mission by Reporters Without Borders, FLIP, IPYS, the Antonio Nariño Project and the rapid reaction unit of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) at the end of 2002 had highlighted the vulnerability of journalists in Arauca department and the inadequate response of the government agencies tasked with protecting their work, as required by article 72 of the constitution. In a report entitled “Arauca: news in danger,” this joint mission had warned that journalists in Arauca lacked the basic security measures for covering the armed conflict. Since its publication, guerrilla groups in Arauca department have kidnapped seven journalists, two of them working for foreign media.Alfonso’s work as a journalist, and his deathAged 33, Alfonso was gunned down at the entrance to radio Meridiano 70 in the city of Arauca at 4:40 a.m. on 18 March. According to testimonies obtained by FLIP and IPYS, two men on a motorcycle fired three shots at Alfonso as he was waiting for a security guard to open the radio station’s door. His body was found at some distance from a diary he had been carrying on his person, suggesting that he had begun to run away from his assailants. Some sources claimed to have heard an argument before the shots.Alfonso was the joint editor of the news programme “Actualidad Informativa” which was broadcast from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. He was also a correspondent for the daily El Tiempo and acted as a press consultant for congressman Adalberto Jaimes.According to Miguel Ángel Rojas, the news programme’s other editor, Alfonso specialised in covering public order and municipal government irregularities. Station manager Mabel Varela had warned him several times to be careful because of the temerity of his allegations, especially as his name appeared on several lists of persons threatened by armed groups operating in the area.Alfonso had replaced Efraín Varela, who was gunned down on 28 June 2002 in a killing blamed on a paramilitary group. Varela and Alfonso were first threatened on 9 September 2001 in an e-mail message in which the paramilitary United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia (AUC) warned them that the AUC’s arrival in the region meant that they had become “military targets.” On 2 July 2002, four days after Varela’s murder, Alfonso and three other journalist fled the region fearing that an attack against them was imminent.On 4 July, he wrote to the interior ministry’s human rights department reporting the danger to which he was exposed. The same day, he also filed a complaint with the public prosecutor’s office in Bogotá detailing the reasons he feared for his life, especially the murder of Varela, with whom he had worked since October 2000.The Administrative Department for Security (DAS) carried out an assessment on 26 August to evaluate the degree of risk he was running in Bogotá, and concluded that the level of risk was low.On 25 September, Alfonso’s case was examined by the journalists’ Risks Assessment and Regulation Committee (CRER), a body made up of various press freedom NGOs that is headed by the interior ministry. In view of the seriousness of the facts reported by Alfonso, the committee asked the police for a new assessment of the security in the Arauca region. According to the minutes of the meeting, the committee requested that “the authorities be notified of his presence in Arauca in order to give him the necessary protection.”Alfonso’s case came before the CRER again on 26 October. This time, the committee decided to “ask the National Police to verify that he was still benefiting from security measures – police patrols.” This request was repeated on 11 December when a second assessment put the level of risk at medium-low: “It was recommended that the police should again be asked to give him periodic escorting.”When the FLIP and IPYS spoke with the chief of police in Arauca, Col. Luis Alcides Morales, immediately after Alfonso’s death, he said he was aware of Alfonso’s risk situation “just like that of about 300 other persons who are threatened in Aracua” and that the police could not “give each one of them an escort.”Three days before his death, Alfonso told the IPYS that the protection he had received had been limited to occasional visits by police patrols which were now suspended. Meanwhile, the complaint Alfonso filed with the public prosecutor’s office in Bogotá, which was given case number 635977, was still at the preliminary stage of investigation along with 35 other threats against journalists, an IPYS study established. Some of these cases have been in the preliminary stage of investigation since 1999.The report “Arauca: news in danger” is available at the following websites: www.rsf.org www.flip.org.cowww.ipyspe.org.pewww.fnpi.org RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News to go further News RSF_en last_img read more

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Call for truth about Klebnikov murder after retrial of two Chechens announced

first_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation Follow the news on Belarus December 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for truth about Klebnikov murder after retrial of two Chechens announced Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News Receive email alertscenter_img May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News News BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders fears that the retrial of two Chechens for the July 2004 murder of Paul Klebnikov, editor of the Russian version of the US magazine Forbes, will result at best in a “convenient” verdict for the Moscow authorities. Officials announced on 14 December that the “top secret” trial will start today, and will be held behind closed doors.“There was nothing transparent about the first trial and we appealed at the time for a completely new investigation,” the press freedom organisation said. “But the authorities have stuck to the theory that Klebnikov was killed by Chechens although there is a long list of other potential suspects. More than three years have gone by since his murder and it is high time it was solved.”Moscow city court spokesperson Anna Usachyova announced on 14 December that the retrial would start at 11 a.m. today. She said it had been classified “top secret” and that the press and public would therefore unable to attend. A jury acquitted the two Chechen defendants, Musa Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukuzov, on the grounds of insufficient evidence in May 2006 but the supreme court overturned the verdict in response to an appeal by prosecutor Dmitri Shokhin.The sudden decision to hold the retrial surprised Dukuzov’s court-appointed defence lawyer, Alexander Chernov, who said he was no longer in touch with his client and did not know where he had been since March. Usachyova refused to say if he was still under arrest or if he was now a fugitive from justice. She also said she did not know if the two defendants would attend the trial in person or if there would be a video-link.A Russian-American investigative journalist who had written about alleged links between the Kremlin and Chechen organised crime, Klebnikov was gunned down outside Forbes’ Moscow office on 9 July 2004. He had also claimed that Boris Berezovski, a Russian oligarch now living in exile in London, financed Osama Bin Laden’s activities in Chechnya in order to help Vladimir Putin secure the presidency.The Russian investigators always gave preference to the theory that Klebnikov was killed by Chechens and ignored a US senate resolution of 26 July 2006 urging the Russian authorities to go after those who were behind the murder and to allow the United States and other countries to help with the investigation.A total of 18 journalists have been killed in Russia since Putin became president in March 2000. Russia was ranked 144th out of 169 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index, issued in October. May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Terrible fate of Cuba’s imprisoned journalists recalled on eve of elections

first_img January 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Terrible fate of Cuba’s imprisoned journalists recalled on eve of elections News RSF_en October 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation May 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of 24 detained Cuban journalists as the population prepared to vote – but not choose, as there is no choice – its representatives in national and provincial assembly elections to be held on 20 January.In a news conference yesterday in Madrid, the press freedom organisation voiced concern about the especially alarming situation of some of the journalists held since the “Black Spring” crackdown of 18 March 2003. One of the victims of that crackdown who is now an exile in Spain, Cuba Press agency found Raúl Rivero, described the current plight of four of these journalists who are seriously ill. The four are Normando Hernández González, the director of the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camagüey (CPIC), José Luis García Paneque, the director of Libertad, a small independent news agency, and Adolfo Fernández Sainz and Ivan Hernández Carrillo of Patria, another independent news agency.“The state of health of these four journalists, as indeed the situation of all the dissident journalists jailed in Cuba, justifies at the very least the suspension of their sentences and their release on humanitarian grounds,” Reporters Without Borders said. “If the government agreed to this, it would show a minimal respect of human rights, in which there has been no progress since Fidel Castro handed over to his brother in July 2006.”The organisation added: “The 20 January elections should not raise any hopes. Political pluralism is not on the agenda and the only candidates that Cubans will be able to vote for are the already-designated 614 representatives of the Communist Party of Cuba, the only political party that is permitted.”At yesterday’s press conference, Rivero described the mistreatment, solitary confinement punishments and lack of medical care that Cuban detainees have to endure. He said García, who is serving a 24-year sentence in Las Tunas prison, in the east of the country, has suffered a shocking deterioration in his health as a result of his poor intestinal absorption, for which he is getting no appropriate food or medicine.Hernández Carrillo is being denied all contact with his family and staged several hunger strikes last year that have weakened his health. Fernández and Hernández González have serious digestive and respiratory problems but the authorities refuse to cut their sentences. Fernández is serving a 15-year sentence, while Hernández Carrillo and Hernández González are serving 25-year sentences. The Cuban authorities never replied to Costa Rica’s offer to give Hernández González humanitarian asylum.A total of 20 journalists, including Ricardo González Alfonso, the Cuba correspondent of Reporters Without Borders and founder of the dissident magazine De Cuba, have been held without interruption since 2003, serving jail terms ranging from 14 to 27 years that were imposed on the absurd grounds that they were “mercenaries in the pay of the United States.”Since Raúl Castro took over as acting president, three dissident journalists have been sentenced ranging from three to four years in prison for being a “pre-criminal social danger. Oscar Sánchez Madán, a regular correspondent of the Miami-based Cubanet website who has been held since 13 April 2007 in Combinado del Sur prison (in Havana province), went on hunger strike on 9 January.According to the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (which is illegal but tolerated), Cuba’s prisons currently hold a total of 234 prisoners of conscience. October 12, 2018 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News News CubaAmericas Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Cuba’s 24 imprisoned journalists and, in the short-term, for some who are seriously ill, the suspension of their sentences on humanitarian grounds. The human rights situation in Cuba has not improved since Raúl Castro took over as acting president. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago to go furtherlast_img read more

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Journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks

first_img Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists July 28, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist in desert prison could die from untreated asthma attacks Organisation Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Tunisia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous has been in extremely poor health since police arrested him on 15 July to begin serving a four-year jail sentence for covering protests in the Gafsa mining region in the spring of 2008 for the international satellite TV station El Hiwar Ettounsi.Boukadous, who suffers from acute asthma attacks and was undergoing medical tests when police arrested him, is being held in a cell in Gafsa prison, in the middle of the desert, where the temperature can rise to 50 C. His days could be numbered if he continues to be denied appropriate medical care.Wife and fellow activist Afef Benaceur saw the deterioration in his health when she visited him in the prison. He was denied prompt medical attention when he had a very acute attack on 23 July. Instead of being given oxygen, as required in such cases, he was left in his cell. Fellow inmates had to beat on their cell doors and shout for help in order to alert the guards to the gravity of the situation.When a doctor from the Gafsa regional hospital finally arrived 40 minutes later, he found Boukadous in an extremely critical condition and notified the prison authorities of his concerns. He was summoned too late and Boukadous could easily have been dead by the time he arrived.Denied due process, Boukadous was sentenced on 13 January by a court in Gafsa to four years in prison on charges of “forming a criminal association liable to attack persons and their property” and “disseminating information liable to disturb public order” under articles 131 and 121 of the criminal code.The Tunisian authorities insist that he is not a journalist although he has worked for El Hiwar Ettounsi since 2006. Reporters Without Borders regards the charges as lacking any basis and calls for his immediate and unconditional release.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the way Boukadous is being denied medical care in violation of international conventions on the rights of detainees. Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, denial of medical treatment is regarded as violation of the ban on torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. December 26, 2019 Find out morecenter_img November 11, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Help by sharing this information News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Domingo Mota Joins Lake Avenue Community Foundation

first_imgcenter column 5 Domingo Mota Joins Lake Avenue Community Foundation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 11:56 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuff 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. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Domingo Mota, son of legendary Dodgers player and coach, Manny Mota, has joined Pasadena’s Lake Avenue Community Foundation to oversee all mentoring initiatives. Mota will oversee a team of mentor coaches that match students one-on-one with adult mentors.After finishing high school in the Dominican Republic, Domingo attended Cañada College in Redwood City, California, and received a baseball scholarship to Cal State Fullerton, where he participated in the 1990 College World Series. He later played for two years with the Dodgers, then three years with the Kansas City Royals, where he was plagued with injuries, and then briefly with the Cincinnati Reds. After retiring from the sport he taught at a baseball academy and developed a love for young people. He was hired as the Youth and Recreation Director and later Executive Director for a non-profit in the San Fernando Valley.Mota studied Exercise Science at Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Los Angeles and at the University of Memphis. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita.In addition to his new involvement with LACF, Mota is pastor of Winds of Hope Ministries, is a Fatherhood Facilitator for Youth Speak Collective, a personal trainer, and is involved with Community Christian College. During baseball season he serves as a chaplain for the Dodgers.Mota is married to Vivian, a third grade teacher. They have three daughters. He enjoys hiking, exercising, reading, watching baseball, and helping others live joyful, purposeful, and free lives in Christ.Lake Avenue Community Foundation is a nonprofit helping at-risk youth to thrive academically, emotionally, economically and spiritually.Lake Avenue Community Foundation, 712 E. Villa St, Pasadena, (626) 449-4960 or visit www.lakeavefoundation.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Pasadena Alumnus Inducted Into Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame

first_imgPeople Pasadena Alumnus Inducted Into Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 3:04 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff 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 Renowned violinist and Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena alumnus Earl Carlyss was among the inductees into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Alumni Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago this month.A Pasadena Club member in the 1950s, the Chicago-born Carlyss decided to become a professional violinist after winning a local competition at the age of 10. He was further spurred in this pursuit by the Club’s director, Tom Thompson, who encouraged the young Carlyss to apply for the Epstein Fine Arts Fund Grant, which was administered by the Boys Clubs of America as the organization was known at the time.Carlyss won the grant at age 12 and soon after moved to France to study at the Paris Conservatoire in 1955. After two years, he returned to the United States and entered the famed Juilliard School in New York. He made his debut recital in 1962 and became a member of the Juilliard String Quartet in 1966.Carlyss remained a member of the quartet for the next 20 years, performing more than 2,100 concerts and making 100 recordings with his fellow musicians during that time. Along the way, the quartet won three Grammy awards for “Best Chamber Music Recording.” Carlyss has also served as Director of the Aspen Center for Advanced Quartet Studies, one of the nation’s premier chamber music programs, and was the first holder of the Sidney M Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.Today, he teaches violin and chamber music at Juilliard. He is married to pianist Ann Schein.Carlyss joined opera singer Denyce Graves, PGA Golfer Robert Gamez, Philanthropist Monique Mosley, Entertainer Trey Songz, Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, NFL Hall of Famer Andre Reed, business executive Larry Young, and WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon in receiving this honor, reserved for those alumni who have achieved success in their chosen career fields.About the Boys & Girls Club of PasadenaThe Boys & Girls Club operates two sites in Pasadena—the Slavik Branch at 3230 East Del Mar Blvd. and the Mackenzie-Scott Branch at 2020 North Fair Oaks Ave.—and serves more than 2,500 community youth year-round from Pasadena and the nearby communities of South Pasadena, Alhambra, San Marino, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose, and Glendale. Since 1937, the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has been to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club promotes the health, education, social, vocational, and character development of boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, and helps improve the lives of these children by helping them build self-assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive values. 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newslast_img read more

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NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission

first_img Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Artist’s concept of the Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy (Veritas) spacecraft, a proposed mission for NASA’s Discovery program. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. Three of those chosen have ties to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids.Each investigation team will receive $3 million to conduct concept design studies and analyses. After a detailed review and evaluation of the concept studies, NASA will make the final selections by September 2016 for continued development leading up to launch. Any selected mission will cost approximately $500 million, not including launch vehicle funding or the cost of post-launch operations.“The selected investigations have the potential to reveal much about the formation of our solar system and its dynamic processes,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Dynamic and exciting missions like these hold promise to unravel the mysteries of our solar system and inspire future generations of explorers. It’s an incredible time for science, and NASA is leading the way.”NASA’s Discovery Program requested proposals for spaceflight investigations in November 2014. A panel of NASA and other scientists and engineers reviewed 27 submissions.The planetary missions associated with JPL that were selected to pursue concept design studies are:The Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy mission (VERITAS)VERITAS would produce global, high-resolution topography and imaging of Venus’ surface and produce the first maps of deformation and global surface composition. Suzanne Smrekar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is the principal investigator. JPL would manage the project.PsychePsyche would explore the origin of planetary cores by studying the metallic asteroid Psyche. This asteroid is likely the survivor of a violent hit-and-run with another object that stripped off the outer, rocky layers of a protoplanet. Linda Elkins-Tanton of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, is the principal investigator. JPL would manage the project.Near Earth Object Camera (NEOCam)NEOCAM would discover 10 times more near-Earth objects than all NEOs discovered to date. It would also begin to characterize them. Amy Mainzer of JPL is the principal investigator, and JPL would manage the project.The two other selections are:Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI)DAVINCI would study the chemical composition of Venus’ atmosphere during a 63-minute descent. It would answer scientific questions that have been considered high priorities for many years, such as whether there are volcanoes active today on the surface of Venus and how the surface interacts with the atmosphere of the planet. Lori Glaze of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is the principal investigator. Goddard would manage the project.LucyLucy would perform the first reconnaissance of the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, objects thought to hold vital clues to deciphering the history of the solar system. Harold Levison of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado is the principal investigator. Goddard would manage the project.Created in 1992, the Discovery Program sponsors frequent, cost-capped solar system exploration missions with highly focused scientific goals. The program has funded and developed 12 missions to date, including MESSENGER, Dawn, Stardust, Deep Impact, Genesis and GRAIL, and is currently completing development of InSight. The Planetary Missions Program Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama manages the program for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate.For more information about NASA’s Discovery Program, visit:http://discovery.nasa.gov faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA 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 * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Eduardo Repetto Elected as Caltech Trustee

first_imgPeople Eduardo Repetto Elected as Caltech Trustee By LORI DAJOSE Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 11:27 am 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. 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 SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Credit: Courtesy E. RepettoFinancial advisor Eduardo A. Repetto (PhD ’98) has been elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees. Repetto is the director, cochief executive officer, and cochief investment officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors, an investment firm that manages approximately $380 billion in assets. His responsibilities include directing the engineering and execution of Dimensional’s investment portfolios. He is also involved in the design, development, and delivery of the research that informs the firm’s investment approach.Repetto began his career in Dimensional’s research department in 2000. He has assumed increasing responsibility over the years, serving as head of research and, in 2007, succeeding David Booth, then a chairman and a Dimensional founder, as chief investment officer. In 2010, he joined the firm’s board of directors and took on the additional role of cochief executive officer with Booth.Prior to joining Dimensional, Repetto worked as a scientist at Caltech and at Simulation Technologies—a radar and infrared simulation company—and worked as an engineer for CINI (an industrial insulation company) and IBM.A native of Argentina, Repetto received a diploma de honor in civil engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a master’s of science in engineering from Brown University. He completed a PhD in aeronautics at Caltech in 1998, where he received the William F. Ballhaus Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation in aeronautics and the Ernest E. Sechler Memorial Award for his teaching and research efforts.The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Caltech. The Board is led by David L. Lee (PhD ’74), chair, and vice chair Ronald K. Linde (MS ’62, PhD ’64). It is currently composed of 41 trustees, 23 senior trustees, 22 life members, and one honorary life member.center_img Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment More Cool Stuff Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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Alverno Jaguars Varsity Soccer Defeats St. Monica Catholic Mariners in CIF-SS Division 7 Wild Card Round

first_imgPhoto Gallery Alverno Jaguars Varsity Soccer Defeats St. Monica Catholic Mariners in CIF-SS Division 7 Wild Card Round Story and Photography by SARA A. McCARTHY ’05, M.Ed., Director of Admissions & Public Relations Published on Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 12:44 pm Top of the News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. The Alverno Jaguars (the #3-seed in the Horizon League) and the St. Monica Catholic Mariners (#3-seed in the Camino Real Legaue) faced each other in the CIF Southern Section Division 7 wild card round. The Jaguars advanced to the next round with a 3-1 victory.Sophomore midfielder Subrina Hamdan (4) put the Jaguars on the scoreboard first with her unassisted goal in the 25th minute. The return of sophomore goalkeeper Ayanna Melin (1) from an injury; the dominance of the midfield consisting of co-captain and senior Caitlyn Delgadillo (5), co-captain and senior Isabel Diaz (9), junior Larissa Hernandez (21), and Hamdan; and the strong defensive line of co-captain and senior Dina Der Vartanian (8), junior Nicole Lianto (6), sophomore Nicole Oberhammer (17), and freshman Elisia Bendy (2) secured the 1-0 lead into half-time.The Jaguars struck again in the 47th minute when freshman forward Beatriz Rivas (16), off a pass from Diaz, scored past the Mariners goalkeeper who came out of the box to try to challenge Rivas. The Mariners were able to maneuver through the seemingly impenetrable Jaguars defense when they scored in the 55th minute; however, a goal by freshman forward Megan Cavender (7), off a pass from Hernandez, in the 82nd minute gave the Jaguars the 3-1 insurmountable lead.The Jaguars will face the Grace Brethren Lancers, ranked #1 in Division 7, on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Simi Valley.About Alverno High SchoolAlverno High School is an independent, progressive, Catholic high school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,500 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit www.alverno-hs.org. Business News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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Assemblymember Chris Holden Honors Robin’s Woodfire BBQ as “Small Business of the Year”

first_img Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Assemblymember Chris Holden Honors Robin’s Woodfire BBQ as “Small Business of the Year” Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 1:39 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Community News Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Assembly Member Chris Holden (r) with Robin Salzer (l)In a ceremony in Sacramento, Assemblymember Chris Holden honored Pasadena resident Robin Salzer, owner of Robin’s Woodfire BBQ in Pasadena since 1982, as the “Small Business of the Year” for the 41st Assembly District.“I am very pleased to recognize Robin Salzer of Robin’s Woodfire BBQ for his successful career as a small business owner, and the positive impact he has made in our community,” said Assemblymember Holden.Salzer started in the restaurant business at a Milwaukee IHOP at age 16. Seven years later, at age 23, he bought the restaurant and became the youngest franchise owner in the company’s history. Four years after that he moved to Pasadena and opened Robin’s Woodfire BBQ.The secret to Robin’s success is his commitment to reinvesting back into the community. Robin founded the Lemonade Brigade in Pasadena and Duarte as a youth entrepreneur training program. In 2010, he founded the Pasadena Hot Meal Program to help feed those in need, and in 2015 the program celebrated its 5th year with 100,000 hot meals served.“I personally was involved with the Lemonade Brigade endeavor and actively still use the lessons from this program in the corporate world,” said Esteban Di Masi, a former youth involved in the Lemonade Brigade Program and current executive at Creative Artist Agency.“Robin Salzer has shown himself to be more than a successful small business owner,” said Pam Fitzpatrick, owner of The Dollmaker’s Kattywompus and the 2014 41st District “Small Business of the Year” award recipient. “He is a man with both a heart and a vision: his heart reaches out and helps feed those in need, and his vision teaches youth how to succeed in this world.”Thirty-five small businesses from throughout the 41st Assembly District were nominated this year by the community and members of the 41st Assembly District Small Business Advisory Committee who reviewed the nominations, provided feedback, rankings and recommendations for the Assemblymember.center_img Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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