first_imgRYANAIR AND AER Lingus confirmed to TheJournal.ie tonight that none of their flights fly over Ukrainian air space and are not impacted by recent flight restrictions.Both airlines stated that their flights have not been impacted by today’s tragic incident.East Ukraine airspace has been closed until further notice.In France, a statement by junior transport minister Frederic Cuvillier said he told “French airlines to avoid Ukraine’s air space as long as the reasons behind this catastrophe are not known.”Crash Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 disappeared from radar contact around 1415 GMT as it was flying over eastern Ukraine with 295 people on board.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has not ruled out that the airliner might have been shot down, saying he considers the catastrophe a “terrorist act”. US officials said tonight that a surface-to-air missile shot down the passenger plane.Leading airlines quickly announced plans to route planes away from the area.Air France said it had “taken the decision to no longer fly over eastern Ukraine as soon as it heard of the event.”A spokeswoman for German flag carrier Lufthansa told AFP it has decided to immediately make a “wide detour” around the area, and added: “Our passenger’s safety is our top priority.”She noted however: “There was not and there is not at present an order to avoid flights in Ukrainian airspace.”In London, a spokesman for the British Department for Transport told AFP: “Flights already airborne are being routed around the area by air traffic control in the region.”British AirwaysBritish Airways issued a statement saying: “Our flights are not using Ukrainian airspace, with the exception of our once a day service between Heathrow and Kiev,” which is several hundred kilometres (miles) west of the disaster zone.In April, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declared the troubled Crimean peninsula, which is south of the crash site, a virtual no-fly zone for US air carriers and pilots.A similar no-fly order for European airlines was issued, also in April, by the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, or Eurocontrol.Today, an executive at the flight tracking website FlightAware said: “We’re seeing many airlines … transiting Ukrainian airspace, but all north or west of the FAA/Eurocontrol prohibited zone.”But according to a UK Civil Aviation Authority spokesman, “Eurocontrol has issued advice to airlines to plan routes that avoid the area” where the Malaysian jet crashed.Additional reporting- © AFP, 2014Read: Malaysian passenger plane with 295 on board ‘shot down’ over Ukraine>last_img

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first_img November 20, 2020 Find out more March 6, 2020 RSF urges Taiwan to amend a regulation restricting the possibility to report on suicide cases to go further TaiwanAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expression Organisation RSF to Taiwanese President: “Taiwan urgently needs media reform to tackle disinformation” Help by sharing this information PHOTO: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage News Newscenter_img Follow the news on Taiwan News TaiwanAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expression News May 18, 2020 Find out more RSF urges the Taiwanese Ministry of Health and Welfare to amend a regulation that, if adopted, would prevent media from covering suicide cases. On Tuesday March 10th, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will close the public consultation on the enforcement rules of the Suicide Prevention Act. The document includes dispositions aimed at deterring sensationalistic reporting on suicide, a common phenomenon in Taiwan that is said to create copycat effects among teenagers. It plans to ban the mention of suicide cases on the front pages of media outlets and restrict the possibility for them to publish suicide-related contents.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Minister of Health, Mr. Chen Shih-chung, to amend this regulation as certain dispositions clearly go against the public’s right to be informed.“The focus should not be on preventing media from covering the topic of suicide but on encouraging them to approach it in the most responsible way possible.” says Cédric Alviani, head of the RSF East Asia Bureau, who insists that “If the government wishes to combat possible abuses, we recommend that it concentrates its action on promoting ethics and good  practices in journalism.”The Suicide Prevention Act, passed in May 2019, prohibits “tutoring suicide methods or instigating, luring, or provoking people to engage in suicidal behavior.” Article 13 of the enforcement rules currently states that suicide-related materials should not “appear on newspapers’ front-pages or on websites’ homepages”, that “the media should not post or print pictures, illustrations or videos of suicides or show web links to content about suicides” nor disclose “ the exact location or address” of suicides, with a penalty of up to one million New Taiwan Dollars (approximately Euro 30,000).The current suicide rate in Taiwan is approximately 19% higher than the world average. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, over 7,000 teenagers attempted to commit suicide in 2018 in Taiwan.In the 2019 RSF World Press Freedom Index, Taiwan ranks 42nd out of 180 countries and territories. RSF_en June 29, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img

first_imgCommunity News Bean Sprouts Cafe Moves Into Kidspace with Healthy, Funny Fare From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 4, 2019 | 11:54 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena New arrival Bean Sprouts Café will make sure the food options for your trip to Kidspace Children’s Museum are healthy and inviting ones.Bean Sprouts, described by the museum as “a hip and healthy concept where families participate in a playful eating experience,” opened Feb. 3.“Kidspace is proud to launch this new partnership with a café onsite that aligns with our values of healthy living and playful, family experiences,” said Kidspace Chief Executive Officer, Michael Shanklin.The idea is to give kids the information to make healthy choices and an “Immaginables” menu that makes those choices more inviting.For example, a grilled cheese sandwich cut into a monster’s face and re-dubbed Grilledzilla, or an avocado-hummus veggie dipper, shaped like a crocodile known as the Crocamole.Your child will be so busy charting the destruction of Crocamole’s face they won’t even notice they’re eating chickpeas.Bean Sprouts was founded by Shannon “Peacasso” Seip and Kelly “Pea Brain” Parthen with a company philosophy to make healthy food fun for children and delight their parents with a happier mealtime.Peacasso and Pea Brain have climbed to the top of the beanstalk, having shared their approach with former First Lady Michelle Obama and with mass audiences from platforms such as “Good Morning America” and “Parents” magazine.Said Pea Brain: “Kidspace has BEAN on our radar for quite some time as my own children adore this museum and have made many trips up the Raindrop Climber. Kidspace is so aligned with Bean Sprouts’ HIPP (health, innovation, positivity, and playfulness) core values, so we know it will be a fruitful (and veggie-ful) partnership!”Kidspace Children’s Museum is located at 480 North Arroyo Boulevard, in Brookside Park, Pasadena. Admission is $14 for all ages. More Cool Stuff HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Subscribe Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the 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.last_img

first_img Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– In recognition of its inclusive workplace, Dow (NYSE: DOW) has been named by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to its 2021 list of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.” This marks the company’s 16th consecutive year receiving a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to the LGBTQ+ community. “Our work advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and equality over the years has served as a cornerstone of our larger efforts to build a more inclusive society for all,” said Amy Wilson, general counsel and corporate secretary of Dow, and executive sponsor of the company’s LGBTQ+ and ally employee resource group, GLAD. “This recognition is an honor, a validation of the progress we’ve made, and encourages us to keep striving for our ambition: to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company in the world.” Dow offers best-in-class policies and practices for LGBTQ+ colleagues, including equal benefits to same-sex partners for health, dental and life insurance, bereavement leave, relocation, dual-career assistance, and survivor benefits. The company also advocates for public policy around the world to help bring fairness and equal treatment to the LGBTQ+ community. As part of this commitment, Dow continues to support the Equality Act, a comprehensive federal framework that ensures fairness and opportunity for all. Globally, Dow shares best practices with other like-minded organizations, leading the way toward a more diverse, inclusive and equal workplace and world. About Dow Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005323/en/ CONTACT: For further information, please contact: Ashley Mendoza +1 (225) 315 – 7132 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MICHIGAN INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MANUFACTURING CONSUMER PACKAGING GAY & LESBIAN CHEMICALS/PLASTICS SOURCE: Dow Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 01/29/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005323/en Dow named 2021 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by Human Rights Campaigncenter_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Previous articleGlu Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Release, Conference Call and WebcastNext articleMy Eyelab Opens New Store in Deerfield Beach Area Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img

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