KEARNEY – Free meals will be distributed at Kearney over the following three Thursdays.
No reservation is required, and the food will be brought to the waiting car. The recipient does not have to leave the vehicle.
Time, date and place are:
– 9am Thursday at eFree Church’s north parking lot, 4010 Seventh Ave.
– 9am on March 4 and March 11 at Buffalo County Fairgrounds Ag Pavilion, 3807 Ave. N.
It is sponsored by the USDA, Liberty Fruits, Community Action Food Bank, Hot Meals USA, Buffalo County Community Partners, eFree Church and the Buffalo County Agricultural Association.
Additionally, the free Mobile Produce Pantry, sponsored by the Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, will kick off at 9am Friday at Elm Creek Fire Hall, 535 Boyd Ave. An appointment is required by calling Leslie at 308-627-3945. Food will be brought to waiting vehicles.
Volunteers are needed to help at all events. Call Kyla Martin at 308-440-0153.
ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz said Wednesday the top priority of the current government under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s leadership is to ensure full freedom of expression as provided for in the provisions of the 1973 Constitution.He is responding to the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editor’s (CPNE) annual report on freedom media in Pakistan, published in the newspaper on February 1.
The minister in his letter to CPNE President Arif Nizami said that contrary to the statements made in the report, even newspaper readers and talk show viewers would testify that the freedom of expression enjoyed in the country is comparable to the freedom of expression enjoyed in this country. any Western democracy. “The safety, security and well-being of media actors are closer to our hearts,” he added.
He said, “I must add here that the report does not provide any data or evidence to support the allegation. However, the ministry will continue to work with journalistic bodies, including APNS (All Pakistan Newspapers Society), CPNE, PBA (Pakistan Broadcasters Association) and PFUJ (Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists) to ascertain steps the ministry can take to rectify the plight of the media industry. . “
He assured CPNE that the government would take all necessary steps to ensure press freedom in the country, and to ensure the safety and security of working journalists.
According to the CPNE report, at least 10 Pakistani journalists were killed and several others were threatened, kidnapped, tortured and arrested last year. The minister replied that the CPNE report did not explain in detail who the journalists were killed or targeted, and whether the journalists were subjected to law and order or vice versa. “Since law and order is a provincial affair, we will seek details from relevant stakeholders, and will ensure that justice is given to bereaved families. No crimes against journalists go unpunished. “
The report stated that at least nine journalists died from COVID-19, the minister replied that the government was getting details of all journalists who died from the pandemic, and the ministry would provide financial assistance to their families.
The CPNE report also claims that efforts to silence the press have continued throughout the year. Regarding this, the Minister of Home Affairs commented that according to the constitutional provisions, there is freedom of the press in this country, and everyone is free to express their views. Any government attempts to silence the press should be shared with the ministry.
Meanwhile, Shibli Faraz welcomed the start of raising the national coronavirus vaccination in all provinces simultaneously.
In a post on Twitter, the minister said all units of the federation had been given equal opportunities in this relationship. Protection of the nation’s health and employment is the first priority in the new Pakistan, he added.
The head of the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) has decided to observe Kashmir Solidarity Week starting Saturday. The announcement for this was made during a press conference held at the Karachi Press Club on Sunday.
Sindh MWM Secretary General Allama Baqir Zaidi, Deputy Secretary General Ali Hussain Naqvi and other leaders said that the aim of this was to express their condemnation of India’s barbaric actions in occupied Kashmir and to voice their support for Kashmir.
They say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s discriminatory policies and actions against minorities living in India have damaged the country’s integrity and survival. They pointed out that the Sikh community’s raising of a religious flag at the Red Fort in Delhi is an open expression of rebellion and hatred against the Modi government.
They regretted that the barbarism of Indian troops in occupied Kashmir against the Kashmiri people had developed. They say that freedom is the destiny of the Kashmiri people, and their freedom will soon be achieved.
MWM leaders said that on Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday, the entire nation will voice its support for the rights of the Kashmiri people with full enthusiasm at events organized in support of the oppressed people of Kashmir.
They said members of their party’s Sindh branch would gather at the Jamia Noor Iman Mosque in Karachi, from where they would start their main rally, adding that candles would also be lit for the Kashmiri people.
They demanded that the Modi government end the atrocities being carried out in occupied Kashmir. They criticized international human rights defenders for avoiding speaking out against Indian oppression and barbarism in Kashmir.
They claim that international human rights organizations, including the United Nations, are only interested in taking action to protect the rights of Jews and Christians, and that they are not interested in the problems facing the Muslim world.
They pointed out that Modi’s series of acts of repression against minorities is rapidly eroding his power and that of his country. They say that countries that rise up against India will soon emerge as strong voices.
MWM leaders said that Modi was the most prejudiced PM in Indian history who had absolutely no interest in the likes and dislikes of the people of his country.
They said that Modi’s hands were covered in the blood of thousands of innocent people. India poses a serious threat to peace and security in the region, they added. They also say that India’s obsession with acquiring modern weapons and controlling the region could cause a great human tragedy. They again demanded that India stop the persecution of Kashmiri Muslims.
They point out that the martyrdom of innocent youth and the rape of women are shameful marks on India’s face. They say Kashmir is the lifeblood of Pakistan, and demand that it be freed from aggressive colonial rule in India.
Okay, we go on again. Another wayward miniboat, part of Columbia River Maritime MuseumThe miniboat program, has taken on exotic locations while en route to Japan.
This one, S / V Liberty, launched by students from Wy’east Middle School in Vancouver, Washington, in the spring, there was an unfortunate start: landing well. It was fixed and relaunched in July.
This time, after more than 100 days at sea, Liberty landed 4,500 miles away on November 4th on Ailuk Atoll. Located in the Marshall Islands, this tiny atoll has a population of only 357 people.
Remarkably, even after crossing the reef before landing, the Liberty arrived with minimal damage. The islanders initially left it alone for a while, fearing exposure to COVID-19, but after further studying the miniboat, they found notes taped there explaining the tale of the small boat, and how to contact the students.
Now the mayor of Ailuk, Typhoon Ankit, working with students and museums to repair and launch a miniboat to continue its journey to the Land of the Rising Sun. Liberty posed with the mayor’s wife, Ruthy, with permission from the Maritime Museum.