A second citizen journalist killed in Homs

first_img Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law News News Organisation SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Follow the news on Syria February 3, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img December 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A second citizen journalist killed in Homs Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more Basil Al-Sayed, a 24-year-old citizen journalist based in the western city of Homs, was shot in the head by the security forces while filming the latest bloodbath yesterday in the Homs district of Bab Amr and died while being taken to hospital.Sources said Al-Sayed had been filming street protests and their dispersal by the security forces ever since the start of the uprising in Syria in March. He was one of the many Syrians who have taking considerable risks to cover the government’s use of violence against demonstrators. Using a Samsung camera, he managed to film the security forces firing on protesters. Link to his latest video.Al-Sayed is the second amateur journalist to be killed in Syria since the start of the uprising. The first was the photographer and video cameraman Ferzat Jarban, who was killed in Homs on 20 November. Citizen journalists have been playing a crucial role in providing information about developments in Syria as foreign journalists are banned from visiting the country.Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns Al-Sayed’s targeted killing and calls on the Arab League observers currently in Syria to investigate his death.Reporters Without Borders published a report on 1 December, entitled “Upheaval in the Arab world: Media as key witnesses and political pawns” which analyses the methods used by the authorities to prevent the flow of information in six countries where there have been popular uprisings, from 17 December 2010 to mid-November this year. It includes a section on Syria.last_img read more

COVID-19 Infections in Pasadena Increase Following Holiday Weekend

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News COVID-19 Infections in Pasadena Increase Following Holiday Weekend By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 4:43 pm Community News Community 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. 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>After steadily declining for several straight days, new COVID-19 infections detected in Pasadena increased on Wednesday, which health officials suspected was linked to the recent President’s Day weekend.Thirty-two new infections and three additional deaths were added to the city’s tallies, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.Although still well below the scores of infections seen weeks ago, Wednesday’s case count was the highest since Feb. 8 and came on the heels of eight straight days of decline, according to city data.The three new fatalities recorded on Wednesday were all women who had lived in the same long-term care facility, Derderian said. Their deaths took place “some time ago,” Derderian said, but were only just added to the city’s data.Since the onset of the pandemic, the Pasadena Public Health Department has documented a total of 10,711 COVID-19 infections and 299 deaths.Over the prior week, Pasadena had seen an average of 21.3 daily infections, which was the lowest weekly rate in more than three months.Officials at Huntington Hospital reported a continuing decline in COVID-19 admissions, with 81 patients being treated on Wednesday. Sixteen of them were being housed in intensive care units.According to city data, more than 24,300 Pasadenans had received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 7,300 had received both doses.Overall, Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 situation continues to improve, with average daily case numbers down 85% from early January, average hospitalizations down 61%, and average daily deaths down 91%.“The decreases that we see are meaningful and they’re all good news, but the numbers still remain higher than the numbers we saw back in autumn,” L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said. “These numbers continuing to decrease is not a given. This will only continue if we’re all in the game and we’re all continuing to use the tools we have at hand.”The county reported another 162 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, raising the overall death toll in the county to 19,368.Another 2,394 cases were confirmed, lifting the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,171,664.At the state level, public health officials reported 4,090 new infections and 400 additional deaths on Wednesday, raising the statewide totals to 3,416,147 cases of COVID-19 and 47,507 related fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week declined to 3.3%, and the 14-day average reached the lowest rate recorded since nov. 12 at 4.1%, according to California Department of Public Health data.As of Wednesday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 41% of the state’s total deaths.City News Service contributed to this report. 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 CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribecenter_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Powered by Everbridge Statewide Deployment, West Virginia Leads Nation with Nearly 100% of First…

first_img WhatsApp Powered by Everbridge Statewide Deployment, West Virginia Leads Nation with Nearly 100% of First Round Doses of Vaccine Administered Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest Rapidly deploying Everbridge vaccine distribution software, West Virginia successfully turns each first-round dose into an immunization. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 center_img TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleModerna Announces Amendment to Supply Agreement with Switzerland for an Additional 6 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine ModernaNext articleValero Partners With P97 to Power Mobile Commerce Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Department refuses to meet “Lost at Sea” compensation recommendation

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food says it will not pay compensation of almost quarter of a million euro to a South Donegal family, as recommended by Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, as it fears doing so would leave the government exposed to major financial liability.The report relates Lost at Sea scheme was introduced in 2001 to compensate fishermen who had lost their trawlers and could not afford to return to fishing.When the Lost at Sea scheme was introduced, the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources wrote to some fishermen who had lost boats at sea, inviting them to apply to the scheme, but it’s been claimed that was done on a very selective basis in a way that favoured constituents of then minister Frank Fahey. Despite the sinking of the Skifjord in 1981 with the loss of Francis Byrne, his son and three other crewmen, the Byrne family was not informed of the scheme. Previous articleGAA – Brian Roper RetiresNext articleNB – Donegal County Council Emergency Numbers News Highland WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – December 28, 2009 center_img Department refuses to meet “Lost at Sea” compensation recommendation 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

INX Media Case: Delhi Court Issues Summons To P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram & Others In Money Laundering Case

first_imgNews UpdatesINX Media Case: Delhi Court Issues Summons To P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram & Others In Money Laundering Case Nupur Thapliyal24 March 2021 5:35 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Wednesday issued summons to Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti P. Chidambaram and 8 others in the main chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media money laundering case. Special Judge MK Nagpal issued summons for appearance to all the accused persons after taking cognizance of the ED’s main chargesheet in the case. All the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Wednesday issued summons to Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, his son Karti P. Chidambaram and 8 others in the main chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media money laundering case. Special Judge MK Nagpal issued summons for appearance to all the accused persons after taking cognizance of the ED’s main chargesheet in the case. All the accused persons are now asked to appear before the Court on 7th April 2021. “I find sufficient material and grounds for proceeding further in the matter against all the ten accused persons named in the complaint, out of which six accused are companies, for commission of offence under Section 3 read with Section 70 of the PMLA, which is punishable under Section 4 of the said Act.” The Judge ordered. CBI had registered an FIR dated 15th May 2017 against INX Media Pvt. Ltd., Karti Chidambaram and others for offences under sec. 120B read with sec. 420 of IPC along with sec. 8, 12(2) and 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Since the offences find mention in the Schedule appeneded to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, a case was also registered by the Directorate of Enforcement (DoE), Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India on 18th May 2017 and an investigation was therefore taken up for a possible action under PMLA.The said FIR was registered on the allegations that Indrani Muherjea and Pratim Mukherjea, Director and COO respectively of INX Media entered into a criminal conspiracy with Karti P Chidambaram and committed illegal acts in receiving excess Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) than the amount approved by Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). Other allegation was that such unauthorized downstream investment by INX Media in INX News without the approval of FIPB, were got scuttled by Karti P. Chidambram by influencing the public servants of FIPB Unit, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MoF) It was therefore alleged that owing to the criminal conspiracy and influence of P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram, such officials abused their official positions and caused undue favours to INX Media due to which INX Media had paid huge amounts to some companies which Karti P Chidambaram had substantial interest in, either directly or indirectly. The investigation revealed that for regularization of excess FDI and downstream investment by INX Media, proceeds of crime were generated on few occasions from criminal activities of the said case and the same were received by Karti P. Chidambram through some shell companies associated with him. Furthermore, it was revealed that a fake invoice dated 26th June 2008 of Rs. 11,23,600 was raised in the name of ASCPL, a company beneficially owned by Karti Chidambaram, for providing consultancy services to INX Media. The investigation further revealed that four more fake invoices in the names of four other companies for amounts, totalling to approximately US $ 700,000 (equivalent to Rs.3.2 corers), in the month of September, 2008 were also raised on INX Media. The Special Judge after going through the contents of the complaint and documents available found “sufficient material and grounds” to proceed in the matter against all the ten accused persons out of which 6 are companies, for offences under sec. 3 read with sec. 70 of the PMLA which is punishable under sec. 4 of the Act.Click Here To Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Blair’s push for disabled rights

first_imgBlair’s push for disabled rightsOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. TheGovernment needs to address how it can employ more disabled people in its ownworkforce, Prime Minister Tony Blair says today in an exclusive article forPersonnel Today.As helaunches a major Disability Rights Commission campaign this week, the PrimeMinister threw down a challenge to HR managers. He saidthey must work with government to convince firms that employing disabled peoplecan benefit business performance.“Althoughthere have been advances – including in my own office – government as a wholeis still behind where we should be.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 12/2/19

first_img Written by December 3, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/2/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhoenix 109, Charlotte 104Philadelphia 103, Utah 94Atlanta 104, Golden State 79Indiana 117, Memphis 104Milwaukee 132, New York 88Chicago 113, Sacramento 106NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBuffalo 7, New Jersey 1Vegas 4, NY Rangers 1NY Islanders 4, Detroit 1St. Louis 4, Chicago 0Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 2 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUESeattle 37, Minnesota 30TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLWashington 75, South Dakota 55  Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Dax Milne, Jeff Grimes, Named As Semifinalists For Prestigious Awards

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, BYU football junior receiver Dax Milne was named as one of 10 semifinalists nationally for the 2020 Burlsworth Trophy.This honor is annually bestowed upon the most outstanding player in college football who began his career as a walk-on.The 6-1 190-pound Milne leads the Cougars in receptions (63), receiving yards (1,118) and scoring receptions (8).Milne’s 1,118 yards rank him fourth nationally.Milne is also a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award.Additionally, BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes was one of 15 coordinators nationwide to be recognized as semifinalists for the 2020 Broyles Award.This honors college football’s top assistant coach.Grimes beat out 1,255 assistants nationwide to make it to this point.Grimes, a 28-year coaching veteran, has helped the Cougars become a Top 10 offense nationally and post a 10-1 record.The Cougars rank 10th nationally with 510.1 yards per game and eighth in the country in scoring offense (43 points per game).BYU’s offense ranks in the Top 15 nationally in 10 different NCAA statistical categories. Written by Tags: BYU Football December 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dax Milne, Jeff Grimes, Named As Semifinalists For Prestigious Awards Brad Jameslast_img read more

Student assaulted in Jericho

first_imgCONCERNS have recently been raised about the safety of students in Oxford, after an Oxford University student was assaulted.The attack happened in the early hours of the morning, on 17th February. A press report issued by Thames Valley Policy stated, “The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was walking along Walton Street at about 3.49am when she was approached by a man, who dragged her into a nearby alleyway.”Investigating officer Det. Con. Darren Pomroy, of Local CID in Oxford, said: “This was clearly a very frightening ordeal for the victim, but she showed great bravery in fighting the man off, and thankfully she was unharmed. A man heard the victim’s screams and came to her assistance after the offender had run off.”Efforts have been made to try to raise awareness of the importance of safety amongst students. Suzanne Holsomback, the OUSU VP for Women, told Cherwell, “Night safety is an important issue and the Thames Valley Police worked diligently at the beginning of Michaelmas to raise awareness of how to keep your belongings and self safe in Oxford, especially if this term was your first time away from home or in another country. The effort from somecolleges is great and I hope more do so. I would recommend keeping the focus on real statistics and information.“Much night safety information tells women in particular, ‘don’t get raped!’ This is victim blaming and it ignores that we do not tell perpetrators, ‘don’t rape!’“Most sexual assaults are by people the survivor knows. It is more likely to be assaulted by your partner or an acquaintance than a stranger hiding in the bushes. The National Union of Students Hidden Marks report says that the majority of women who experienced serious sexual assault while at university were attacked in someone’s home.“I think night safety needs to include discussions about sexual consent as well as sexual abuse (non-violent acts to violent acts) and domestic abuse, so all genders can feel safe in their homes and while socialising at night.”Several colleges, including Keble and LMH, have sent emails out to students warning about the potential dangers which students face when out at night.Benedict Hardy, a student at Somerville College, said, “I’m sure the colleges sending these emails out handled it very sensitively, but it’s somewhat condescending to suggest that anyone being attacked wasn’t already taking every precaution possible not to be attacked.”However another student from Balliol College argued that the emails sent to students would have a positive effect, telling Cherwell, “I think that it’s good that some colleges are warning students to be careful in Oxford. Although it’s never ever the victim’s fault if they get attacked, I don’t think that warning students to be careful and walk home together is victim blaming.”The police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the attack to come forward and contact Det. Con. Pomroy via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101,, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.last_img read more

Hassan’s nominated for kebab van of the year

first_imgBroad Street kebab van Hassan’s has been shortlisted in the 2018 British Kebab Awards.The student favourite is one of six establishments nominated in the ‘Best Kebab Van’ category.Hassan’s is the only Oxford- based eatery to have been short-listed. This is the sixth year that the British Kebab Awards have run.The awards ceremony will be held on 12 March at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel.There are 16 categories in this year’s awards, including regional awards for best kebab restaurant and best takeaway.Hassan’s will go up against last year’s winner, Atalay’s in Thame, as well as Diamond Kebab (Cambridge), Billericay Kebab Van (Essex), Ozzy Kebab (Norfolk), and George’s Bodrum Kebab (Gloucester).Hassan told Cherwell: “At first we were not even aware we were nominated until we actually got a call from the British Kebab Awards.“We were completely happy and shocked. We do our best to provide good customer service and food with a smile.”According to the competition’s website, over 1200 guests, including more than 300 MPs, lords, baronesses and councillors, and 800 businesses and community representatives attended last year’s ceremony.The awards were founded in 2013 by the Centre for Turkey Studies, and celebrate an industry which brings £2.2 billion to the British economy annually.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan were both guests at the awards in 2016.Tickets for the ceremony are still on sale, with prices starting at £216 including dinner and drinks.The van’s owner, Hassan Elouhabi, has been trading on Broad Street since 1995. Before this he worked in a French bakery.In a 2016 interview with Cherwell he revealed that his favourite item on the menu was a “chicken wrap, with cheese and chips, chilli sauce and garlic mayonnaise… just a little bit of chicken and just a lit- tle bit of chips and I’m done for the whole night.“The most ordered item has got to be chips and cheese, and then chips and cheese and meat – chicken or lamb,” he added.Jolyon Scriven, a first-year Brasenose student, said: “It’s bizarre to think that someone could become a legend for a task as simple as running a kebab van.“But Hassan, he goes above and beyond. He has kept Oxford students happy almost single-handedly for over a decade.”Conor Magee, a third-year Exeter student, said: “No night out is complete without a trip to Hassan’s on the way back to college.“The staff have a real charm which sets Hassan’s out above the competition, and it’s great to hear that it’s been nominated for such a prestigious award.”Students from around the university have been supporting Hassan in the awards.A recent Oxfess said: “Hassan’s is the only Oxford Kebab Van to have made it to the shortlist for the Best Kebab Van at the British Kebab Awards – let’s club together and take on Cambridge and ensure Oxford is home to officially the Best Kebab Van…”Last year, Cherwell reported that drunk students had been buying from Hassan’s, and using the Cashew app to mistakenly pay rival van Hussein’s instead.Hassan told Cherwell: “mistakes happen”.Voting for the awards is open now at http://voting.britishkebabawards.last_img read more