Israeli army asked about enquiry into killing of journalist

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli army asked about enquiry into killing of journalist IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News News Help by sharing this information News The organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, welcomed the army’s “competence and goodwill ” in announcing at once that an enquiry would be made into the 19 April death of the journalist, Nazeh Darwazeh, in the centre of Nablus and said a Reporters Without Borders representative would go to Israel next month to see how the investigation was going.He asked Gen. Mofaz to say meanwhile who was in charge of the case, what progress the enquiry had made so far, what the next steps were (such as taking evidence from witnesses and soldiers and reconstituting the scene of the incident) and when the results of it would be announced.Darwazeh, who was shot dead while filming clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops, was the fourth journalist to be killed in the Occupied Territories since the beginning of the second Intifada in September 2000. Witnesses said an Israeli soldier, concealed behind a tank parked in an alleyway, shot him at close range. The army said Palestinian gunmen were in the alley at the time.Copies of Ménard’s letter to Gen. Mofaz were sent to the US, Russian and Greek embassies in Israel, the United Nations in New York and several human rights organisations. News Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists May 16, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Israel IsraelMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today called on Israeli defence minister Shaul Mofaz to say how far a promised investigation had got into the recent killing of a Palestinian cameraman, reportedly by an Israeli army soldier. RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimeslast_img read more

Sierra Madre’s Paramedic Subscription Program Helps Manage Out-Of-Pocket Costs

first_imgGovernment Sierra Madre’s Paramedic Subscription Program Helps Manage Out-Of-Pocket Costs Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 12:58 pm Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Make a comment 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.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes One call for emergency paramedic services can cost over $1,000. Many times the cost associated with these services is not covered in full by medical insurance. To help offset the high fees, the City of Sierra Madre created the Sierra Madre Paramedic Subscription Program.The annual membership program, available to all residents, serves as a secondary insurance plan and covers the out-of-pocket costs associated with emergency medical care. Program membership provides coverage, after insurance billing, for emergency medical treatment and/or ambulance treatment rendered by the Sierra Madre Fire Department.Members are exempt from all Emergency Medical Service (EMS) related charges, including the City’s EMS Dispatch Fee. Beginning July 1, 2016, the City will apply an EMS Dispatch Fee of $272.86 to all non-transport EMS calls. Under the program, a member patient who is not transported to the hospital would save on the full cost of the Dispatch Fee.The Sierra Madre Paramedic Subscription Program is available to Sierra Madre residents only and there are no other requirements to join. The annual membership cost is $60 per individual. Enrollment forms are available online and at City Hall. Online service payment and registration coming soon!If you would like to learn more about the Program, please call the Sierra Madre Fire Department at (626) 355-3611 or visit the City of Sierra Madre website at www.cityofsierramadre.com. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Broadband upgrade

first_imgEmail Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin EIRCOM has announced an improved broadband service in: Ballagh, Ballyagran, Ballylanders, Broadford, Feenagh, Galbally, Glenroe, Granagh, Herbertstown, Knockaderry, Kilmeedy, Meanus, Pallasgreen and Tournafulla. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan, who is a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, welcomed the news, but insists it is by no means a final solution. “I know that there are communities across County Limerick in desperate need of an improved broadband service and that is why the Government is developing the National Broadband Plan to have high speed quality broadband delivered to every home and business in the country,” said the Fine Gael TD.center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSEircomFine GaellimerickPatrick O’Donovan TD NewsLocal NewsBroadband upgradeBy Alan Jacques – June 14, 2015 801 Previous articleWhat’s going on?Next articleYoung poet Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday September 18th

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday September 18th Twitter Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Previous articleUSL regret Fanad’s withdrawal from leagueNext article13 more people in Donegal test positive for Covid-19 News Highland Google+center_img By News Highland – September 18, 2020 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday September 18th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/18newsfri.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Google+last_img read more

40 clusters of Covid-19 detected in nursing homes

first_img Twitter Google+ By News Highland – April 4, 2020 Previous articleGardai receive complaints over dangerous driving in BallybofeyNext articleMajor cross border chase leads to arrest of three people News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications There were 171 clusters of Covid-19 detected in Ireland before midnight on Wednesday 1st April, with 40 of them in nursing homes.That’s according to the latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.32 of the nursing home clusters were in the east of the country with one in the Northwest. There’s also one cluster in a Northwest Hospital.The government’s expected to announce new measures later aimed at tackling the outbreaks.Professor Mary Horgan, a consultant in Infectious Diseases at Cork University Hospital, says it’s important more is done to protect residents there:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Horgannursing2pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp 40 clusters of Covid-19 detected in nursing homescenter_img Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Police Officer

first_imgThis posting will remain open until closed:Yes Position Information Department:Campus Police Employment Type:Full-Time Special Instructions to Applicants: About the University/College Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employercommitted to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourageapplications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans,and individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the safety andsecurity of our campus community is a top priority. All employeesat AUM are considered to be Responsible Employees and have the dutyto immediately report information that has the potential toadversely impact safety or wellness on our campus.Salary: $33,000 annually Position Title:Police Officer Classification Title:Police Officer Job Open Date:08/02/2020 Vacancy Number:S-00640 Education equivalent to completion of high school. CPR and FirstAid certificates are preferred. Continued employment is contingentupon obtaining POST certification. An offer of employment iscontingent on passing a pre-employment background check,psychological test, and drug test. Salary Band:103 Minimum Qualifications: Auburn University at Montgomery has been ranked among the South’stop universities by U.S. News and World Report, was named one ofthe best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, isdesignated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistentlychosen as the best university in the area. Auburn Montgomeryprovides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practicalexperience, often from professionals in the field. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Job Close Date: Quick Linkhttps://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/4353 Duties and Responsibilities: Knowledge of security, traffic, and parking practices andproceduresKnowledge of general AUM conduct rulesKnowledge of technical law enforcement jargon and radio10-codesInterpersonal skills needed to communicate with faculty, staff,students, and the publicAbility to operate emergency equipmentAbility to administer CPR or First AidAbility to recognize safety, security, or health hazardsAbility to document investigationsAbility to communicate with faculty, staff, students, and thepublicAbility to monitor fire and motion systemsAbility to communicate orally and in writing To provide a full range of police services by enforcing state andfederal laws and campus regulations through active foot patrols andmobile patrols.Issue traffic citations and arrest warrants.Respond to calls regarding disputes and advises subjects regardingappropriate behavior.Effect arrests and transports to city jail.Patrol assigned area and investigate incidents.Conduct investigations as required; submit reports to supervisor ofinfractions of University rules and regulations, state laws, andcity and county ordinances.Direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic and enforce parking andtraffic rules and regulations.Respond to emergency situations and assist local police agencies asnecessary.Provide crowd and traffic control during sporting events and otherspecial events.Conducts crime prevention and security programs and directstraffic.Operates police network computers.Performs a vital role in emergency operations as first respondersin crises situations. Position Profile Link Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterProfessional Reference SheetOptional Documents Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have a High School diploma or equivalent?YesNo * Are you APOSTC Certified?YesNolast_img read more

Press release: Dedication event for victims of overseas terrorism

first_img View and download images on Flickr Find out more about the National memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism Families of those who have lost loved ones in terrorist attacks abroad or others who have been directly affected are invited to apply to attend the event at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire.The National Memorial to Victims of Overseas Terrorism – entitled Still Water – is dedicated to all British victims of overseas terrorism and will stand to honour any future victims.Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence People and Veterans said: An online consultation for the memorial was launched by Mr Ellwood in January 2016, which sought views from those who had been affected by incidents overseas. In September 2017 it was announced that ‘Still Water’, by Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw, had been selected by an independent panel to be the memorial. The work was completed in December 2017 and it is now open to the public.A limited number of places are available for family members of victims and others who have been personally affected by terrorist incidents abroad at the dedication ceremony on 17 May. Those wishing to attend the dedication ceremony are invited to apply for places by registering on gov.uk.Further information on the ceremony will be released in due course.People interested in attending are asked to apply by 19 February 2018.center_img This memorial is a poignant tribute to British people killed in terrorist attacks abroad and will act as a focal point for remembrance for their loved ones and the whole country. It is a space for quiet reflection and contemplation and I hope that it will become a place where those who have been affected can come to remember. I would encourage anyone who has lost a family member in an overseas terrorist incident to apply for a place at the dedication ceremony and join this act of remembrance.last_img read more

Electric Forest Reveals 95+ Lineup Additions

first_imgElectric Forest recently revealed their 2017 lineup, bringing their eclectic blend of live and electronic-based music for two exciting weekends in the summer. Today, the festival has revealed over 95 additions! The Rothbury, Michigan music festival is undoubtedly one of the best in the world, and their complete lineup proves one of the reasons why.Both weekends will feature sets from The Revivalists, Snakehips, Haywyre, EOTO, DJ EZ, StéLouse, Tom Misch (DJ Set) and Bluegrass Generals featuring Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Bill Nershi & Keith Moseley, and more!The first weekend (June 22-25) has added performances from Tycho, Breaking Biscuits (Break Science with members of the Disco Biscuits), Maya Jane Coles, ANDY C, Crizzly, and Kamasi Washington. GA tickets are sold out for weekend 1.The second weekend (June 29-July 4) will see newly-added performances from Conspirator, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Break Science, Delta Heavy, Dr. Fresch, Oddisee & Good Company, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and River Tiber. Both GA and VIP options are still available for the Second Weekend!See below for full lineups:last_img read more

The search for life’s stirrings

first_imgScientists studying how life arose on Earth are stumped by several key steps in that eventual process, but a Harvard scientist studying the earliest cells says that seemingly intractable problems in this field have sometimes proved to have simple, even elegant solutions.Those pondering the earliest stirrings of life expect that it will either turn out to be easy to create and a natural outgrowth of the primordial conditions found on planets like Earth: rocky, not too hot, not too cold, with water and other key elements. If that’s the case, the rapid acceleration of discoveries of extrasolar planets would mean there are potentially millions of other worlds that are Earth-like enough for life to arise.Or, life may be hard to get going, requiring a precise combination of conditions and chemicals that were present on Earth, perhaps fleetingly and only once. If that’s the case, such conditions may be difficult to locate in other places, and we may find ourselves in thin company — or even entirely alone — in the universe.So far, researchers have run into one knotty problem after another. But Nobel laureate Jack Szostak, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, and distinguished investigator at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, said Feb. 1 that we shouldn’t interpret the difficulty of the problems so far to mean that life is most likely rare in the universe.“At this stage in our thinking, there are a lot of gaps in our understanding, places where we have no idea what happened,” Szostak said. But “problems that looked so intractable in retrospect look simple.”Szostak, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, spoke at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in the kickoff lecture of the season’s “Evolution Matters” series. Szostak gave a packed Geological Lecture Hall an overview of the work of researchers like himself who are seeking to answer life’s most fundamental question: Where did we come from?Szostak’s research focuses on understanding primitive cells, how they might have been created, and how they might have behaved and divided. Among other findings, Szostak and colleagues have shown that cell-like vesicles are relatively easy to create from fatty acid molecules suspended in water. He has also shown that vesicles divide naturally when passed through a smaller pore, and explored other possible methods of early cell division.One of the early problems researchers in this field faced was how genetic information in the first cells was transmitted. The way cells work today, Szostak said, is that the information in DNA is taken by RNA and used to create a vast array of proteins, which do much of the body’s work. This DNA-to-RNA-to-protein process feeds back on itself, with proteins playing key roles in creating RNA from DNA. Scientists found such a closed loop difficult to unravel: With no proteins in an early cell, how do you get the DNA’s information out to create RNA and then more proteins?That changed in the early 1980s, when researchers discovered that RNA, in addition to having the ability to carry genetic information, also can catalyze chemical reactions, something thought to be the domain of proteins. The discovery gave rise to the possibility that early cells held their genetic information not in DNA, but in RNA molecules, as some viruses do today, and that RNA, not proteins, could have played a role in catalyzing the cellular processes. The problem changed from needing three kinds of molecules that interacted in complex ways to needing just one kind.While that presented a plausible scenario, many details remain problematic. Two of them, it turns out, are solved with a single solution, Szostak said. One issue is that when two RNA molecules are joined to form a double helix, pulling them apart to get at their genetic information is very difficult without using cellular enzymes, which wouldn’t have been present in early cells.The second problem is that the molecular backbone occurring in RNA that is created through chemical processes like those possible on early Earth is not the same as that manufactured inside cells. When cells make RNA, the molecular backbone bonds with different atoms at specific locations. When RNA is made through primitive chemical processes, there is more sloppiness, with atoms attached in the wrong spot in some cases.Both seemed intractable problems, Szostak said. But when members of his lab replicated the situation, evolving an RNA molecule through chemical processes, they realized that instead of being a problem, the sloppiness in the backbone was actually a solution. A few misplaced atoms didn’t affect the whole RNA molecule’s structure, and with those atoms out of place, it didn’t bond quite as strongly to another RNA molecule, allowing them to come apart more easily and letting replication proceed, solving the first problem as well.“Instead of being a fatal problem for RNA, we now think that backbone heterogeneity may be what allowed RNA to emerge as primordial genetic material,” Szostak said. “Our thinking on this problem is just completely inverted.”last_img read more

AgrAbility Farm

first_imgFarmers with physical disabilities are often a little too self-reliant to ask for help or don’t know where to find it. But help is out there. Soon, they’ll have an entire farm dedicated to equipment and training especially designed to help them farm more comfortably.The groundbreaking for the AgrAbility Farm took place Nov. 18 at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences campus in Tifton, Ga.Once complete, it will be open to the public and available for school groups to visit and for health care and rehabilitation professionals to attend trainings targeted to help disabled agricultural workers. The farm will be virtually available for people to see and interact with on-line, too.“The goal for this farm is for it to become a place where farmers with disabilities can come, scheduled or unscheduled, to try equipment or tools that may be of interest to them or that they may not even know about to improve their ability to farm,” said Glen Rains, Georgia’s AgrAbility director.“It will be unlike any other facility of its kind. From a lift that can aid someone in a wheelchair to get in the tractor, to hand controls that can operate an all-terrain vehicle, there will be a wide variety of displays for people to see,” said Becky Brightwell, AgrAbility program manager in Georgia.Farming is a dangerous occupation. According to the Department of Labor, in Georgia, it is estimated that as many as 35,000 individuals living in an agricultural household have a disability.AgrAbility is a national, free program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is charged to promote independence for members of the agricultural community who have disabilities. In Georgia, UGA Cooperative Extension and the Institute on Human Development and Disability in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences jointly manage the program.”We’d like for farming to stay a vocation for people as much as possible,” Rains said. “This program is one way of keeping farmers farming who don’t want to be rehabilitated into another job. We want to help them do it.”The program is a service that can link someone in Georgia to a chain of Cooperative Extension educators, disability experts, rural living professionals and volunteers across the state and the country, he said.Anyone who works or wants to work in agriculture and has a physical, cognitive or illness-related disability is eligible. This includes many things like amputations, arthritis, cancer, heart problems, diabetes or mental illness.To learn more about AgrAbility and the farm, visit the Web site www.farmagain.com.last_img read more