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French investigation at standstill four years after journalist Samir Kassir’s murder

first_img LebanonMiddle East – North Africa to go further Organisation News RSF_en Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car June 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French investigation at standstill four years after journalist Samir Kassir’s murder January 14, 2021 Find out more Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon On the fourth anniversary of Franco-Lebanese newspaper columnist Samir Kassir’s murder in Beirut, Reporters Without Borders today voiced its impatience with the slowness of the investigations into his death in a car bombing and reiterated its full support for his family and his widow, Giselle Khoury.“The investigators have made little progress in the four year’s since Kassir’s death,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The complex political situation in Lebanon has had an effect on the investigation but we strongly urge both the French and Lebanese authorities to shed light on this murder. Lebanese journalists will not be able to work safely until those responsible have been punished.”Khoury’s lawyer, William Bourdon, told Reporters Without Borders: “The French investigation has ground to a halt. The investigating judge in charge of the case is about to leave this post and, for the time being, there is no sign of new developments.”The only hope of the case being solved now lies with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which was created in June 2007 after the country was shaken by a wave of bombings and murders whose victims include former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.“I am waiting for information that could confirm that, as a result of what it has learned, the Special Tribunal could extend its investigation to include the Kassir murder, given the links that have been established with the wave of murders over which it has authority,” Bourdon added.An historian and professor at St. Joseph University as well as writing columns for the daily An-Nahar, Kassir was killed on 2 June 2005 outside his home in the Beirut district of Ashrafieh by a bomb that had been put in his car. Newscenter_img LebanonMiddle East – North Africa News February 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Lebanon Receive email alerts News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Court Rules in Favor of Norton Simon Museum, Nazi-Seized Art Will Stay on Display in Pasadena

first_imgNews Feature Stories Court Rules in Favor of Norton Simon Museum, Nazi-Seized Art Will Stay on Display in Pasadena By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, July 30, 2018 | 2:23 pm Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img 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 Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Detail of Lucas Cranach the Elder’s Eve (circa 1530). Image: Norton Simon MuseumThe U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena can keep two 16th- century masterpieces depicting Adam and Eve by the German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, that were seized by the Nazis from a Jewish art dealer in 1940.In a decision released Monday, a panel in the appeals court in Pasadena affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in 2016 in favor of the museum, saying the appellate court cannot overturn “sovereign acts” of the Dutch government.The case had started after Marei von Saher sought to recover the two oil paintings that were among a group of artworks taken by the Nazis in a forced sale from Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, von Saher’s father-in-law, during World War II.After the war, the Allied Forces returned the paintings to the Dutch government. In 1966, the Dutch government sold the paintings to George Stroganoff-Sherbatoff, a Russian collector, who in turn sold the paintings to the Norton Simon Museum in 1971.In 2007, von Saher sued the museum in federal court in Los Angeles, claiming she was the rightful owner of the art.In Monday’s decision, the appeals court determined that the Dutch government owned the title to the works, collectively called the Cranachs, when officials sold the paintings to Stroganoff-Sherbatoff.In a concurring opinion, U.S. Circuit Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw said the issue was resolved in 2012 when the district court dismissed the case, finding that the plaintiff’s claims conflicted with U.S. policy on recovered art.The panel applied the act of state doctrine, which requires that the acts of foreign sovereigns taken within their own jurisdictions shall be deemed valid. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News last_img read more

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Changing the Narrative Series: Does Housing Really End Homelessness?

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News More Cool Stuffcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty Non-Profits News Changing the Narrative Series: Does Housing Really End Homelessness? STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 | 12:30 pm Top of the News 56 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 second webinar in the Changing the Narrative Series: Does Housing Really End Homelessness features Dr. Sam Tsemberis, the internationally recognized pioneer of the groundbreaking Housing First philosophy. The webinar series is brought to you by Union Station Homeless Services and will be held on September 30, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.Visit https://unionstationhs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rUNCwZVfQ8eYcNRpaxjQBg for more information and to register.A sought-after speaker, Tsemberis is recognized internationally for his commitment and advocacy to ending homelessness for people with mental illness and addiction. He will hold an interactive conversation with panelists and viewers on why housing is the key to healthier people, happier communities and decreased homelessness.Discussion points will range from what is it like to experience the Housing First model when looking to get off the streets to addressing if the model is replicable across the San Gabriel Valley and the U.S.Featured speakers include:• Dr. Sam Tsemberis, pioneer of the groundbreaking Housing First philosophy; CEO of Pathways to Housing, an organization he founded in 1992 based on the belief that housing is a basic human right.• Cynthia Kirby, Administrative Assistant First Baptist Church Pasadena, formerly homeless now housed for 5 years.• Anne Miskey, CEO, Union Station Homeless Services, providing homeless services for 32 cities throughout the San Gabriel Valley, the largest Service Planning Area in Los Angeles County.Union Station Homeless Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to providing permanent solutions to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Headquartered in Pasadena, Ca, Union Station is the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Union Station believes every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With more than 45 years of experience, Union Station proudly offers a holistic continuum of programs throughout the San Gabriel Valley including street outreach, intake assessments, bridge and permanent housing, care coordination, employment, and community integration services. For more information, visit www.unionstationhs.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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SONIC Drive-In Celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week by Pledging $200,000 in Funding to…

first_img TAGS  SONIC Drive-In Celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week by Pledging $200,000 in Funding to Public School Requests Through Limeades for Learning Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter SONIC® Drive-In is recognizing public school teachers during Random Acts of Kindness Week by donating up to $200,000 to hand-selected learning requests as part of Limeades for Learning, the brand’s ongoing philanthropic initiative.center_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGannett and McClatchy Collaborate to Offer Local Reach for National AdvertisersNext articleAmerica’s Schools Utilize CARES Act Funds to Replace Outdated Water Fountains as They Reopen With Heightened Health and Safety Awareness Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more