Al-Akhbar reporter held and interrogated illegally by defence ministry

first_img News News August 13, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Akhbar reporter held and interrogated illegally by defence ministry February 4, 2021 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out more LebanonMiddle East – North Africa LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img RSF_en The detention and interrogation of Hassan Allek, a reporter for the daily Al-Akhbar, by the defence ministry on 11 August were flagrant violations of media law, Reporters Without Borders said. They were prompted by a story by Allek that certain Lebanese government and military officials were cooperating with the Israeli intelligence services.Summoned to the defence ministry headquarters in mid-morning, Allek was taken into custody, interrogated by intelligence officers for several hours and finally released at the end of the afternoon. His interrogators tried in vain to get Allek to reveal his sources for the report. Allek’s lawyer was not allowed to attend.“Allek’s detention and interrogation were conducted in a completely arbitrary and illegal manner,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At the same time, the defence minister’s threats against him and the entire media profession raise doubts about a readiness to respect the rule of law on the part of those who are supposed to uphold it. This is disturbing for press freedom in Lebanon.”While Allek was still being interrogated, defence minister Elias Murr gave a news conference in the middle of the afternoon in which he announced that Allek would be charged with defamation and disseminating false information and warned that the same charges would be brought against any other journalist who made similar allegations against senior army officers on active duty.The procedure used with Allek was illegal under Lebanon’s 1974 decree-law on press freedom, which requires that any journalist suspected of defamation or reporting false information be interrogated before a judge and in the presence of his lawyer. Allek was not taken before a judge prior to his interrogation and no legal proceedings had been initiated when the defence minister made his public accusations against him. Organisation News Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon January 14, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Lebanon Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Newslast_img read more

“Malin Waters” is the new consumer brand of the Sail West initiative

first_img Google+ By News Highland – July 5, 2011 Facebook “Malin Waters” is the new consumer brand of the Sail West initiative The Sail West project has launched a new brand under which marine tourism will be marketted in the North West of Ireland and the West of Scotland.The MalinWaters brand reflects the Malin sea area which is well known to sailors and other watersports enthusiasts.It was launched during Seafest in Rathmullan at the weekend, with the website being improved and augmented throughout the summer.Frank Mc Grogan is Project Manager of the Sail West initiative……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/malinwaters.mp3[/podcast] Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSpecial Olympians to receive heroes’ welcome in LetterkennyNext articleNo extra capcity will be created by new extension at LGH – Mac Lochlainn News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Courts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country [Episode-48]

first_imgTop StoriesCourts This Week- A Weekly Round Of Important Legal Developments In The Country [Episode-48] Taniya Pandey21 Jan 2021 4:12 AMShare This – x…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?LoginNext Storylast_img

‘Don’t rush judgment’ in Carter Brothers Fire

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson On Monday, the State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk reported that, a cooperative investigation had developed evidence to conclude the fire at Carter Brothers Manufacturing Company in the early morning hours of July 12 was arson.That announcement sent off a wave of speculation.Teresa Colvin, a member of the Carter family, said she has been concerned by the “rush to judgment” by some people in the community. The investigation is now all about gathering the evidence necessary to determine who is responsible for the fire so that the person or persons can be prosecuted for the crime, the state fire marshal said.“The scene investigation was sufficient to conclude the fire to be of incendiary origin, which is a crime of arson,” Paulk said. “We are all about determining who is responsible and all efforts are being directed toward that effort.”Paulk said the investigators are conducting interviews and following all leads to assist them in developing the evidence necessary to identify the person or person responsible.“We will follow every lead,” he said. “But an investigation depends on a lot of things. I’ve been involved in some cases where we get leads that bear fruit. Others take longer. I have been involved in investigations that take years.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits ‘Don’t rush judgment’ in Carter Brothers Fire Published 12:29 am Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Email the author By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories You Might Like Troy homestay program offers learning experiences With Troy University set to begin classes August 11, many international students will begin to arrive in Troy over the… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Carter Brothers had no sprinkler system and, therefore, was not fire code compliant, Paulk said. “But that, in no way, affects the investigation into who committed the crime of arson.”The State Fire Marshal’s Office is asking for the cooperation of the community in providing any information that might further the investigation.“We don’t go into an investigation with a preconceived idea of what happened,” he said. “A lot of work went into examining the evidence. Now, that it has been determined that the fire was arson, there might be something that comes to light. We ask anyone who has any information that might aid us in the investigation to come forward.”The Arson hotline is 1-800-654-0775 or report online at www.aldoi.gov. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “The Carter family has been loyal to the community for four generations, and the family has given their lives to this company,” she said. “People should not rush to judgment. Reactive judgment, unfortunately, works like a charm — it destroys communities. No one is served by this scenario. The state fire marshal’s office doesn’t know all the answers yet. People should use caution against jumping to conclusions until they have all the facts.”Paulk said the owners of Carter Brothers are cooperating fully with the investigation.The fire destroyed the 160,000-square-foot warehouse facility at Carter Brothers Manufacturing Company at Hamilton Crossroads and damages are estimated at between $16 and $20 million. Print Article Sponsored Content Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

‘IT’S ABOUT THEM’: Veterans honored at annual breakfast

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author You Might Like Catherine Jordan, Colley Senior Complex, director, expressed appreciation and heartfelt thanks to all veterans for their dedication to their country and their willingness to pay the ultimate sacrifice so that America will be continue to be land of the free and the home of the brave. For Dr. (Lieutenant Colonel, Retired) Christopher Shannon, standing before a gathering of American veterans and talking about service and sacrifice was something he never felt comfortable with doing.Yet, Shannon stood before a large group of veterans and their spouses Friday and talked about the service and sacrifices of America’s veterans and thanked those in attendance.“Even though I had 28 years in the United States Air Force and had served in 13 countries, somehow I felt unworthy to speak before veterans,” Shannon said, “There was something irreverent about talking to those who had given so much and sacrificed so much. I had not been in combat where my life was in peril. But something happened that changed my mind — something that caused me to stand before veterans.” Sponsored Content Shannon and his family were at Montgomery Regional Airport to see his youngest son off for a 365-day deployment to Turkey. A heavy plated glass window was the barrier between the soldier and his family. The soldier’s wife and young children placed their hands on the glass and the soldier matched his with theirs.“But they could not feel each other’s touch,” Shannon said. “My eyes started to ‘sweat’ as I realized this was not about me. It’s about those who answer their country’s call and those who stay behind. Skip Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Shannon, assistant professor of Leadership and Ethics at the Air University, was the guest speaker at the 19th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast Program hosted annually by the Colley Senior Complex at the Troy Recreation Center Friday morning.Shannon described himself as a “country boy from Mississippi,” who had a mother and father who taught him to put up a shield in the face of adversity, to love and respect the American flag and to honor those who sacrificed for the freedoms Americans enjoy.But it was not until September 28, 2018 that Shannon understood that service and sacrifice for country, for the American way of life, is delivered in many different ways. End of the line: Charles Henderson’s season comes to a close with loss to Ramsay BIRMINGHAM – Ramsay High raced to a 27-0 halftime lead and never let Charles Henderson High get in the game,… read more By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2018 Print Article ‘IT’S ABOUT THEM’: Veterans honored at annual breakfastlast_img read more

Fiance of slain DC jogger Wendy Martinez plans to run Boston Marathon in her honor

first_imgMetropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) — Newly engaged, with a list of goals that could fill five lifetimes, 35-year-old Wendy Martinez, an ambitious Washington, D.C., woman, was on her after-work run when it all came to an end.Six months later, Martinez’s fiancé is coping with the shock of the loss as he vows to fulfill a major goal she couldn’t reach: running the Boston Marathon.A brutal attackMartinez was running in D.C.’s bustling Logan Circle neighborhood on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, when she was stabbed seven times in the face, neck and back, in an unprovoked attack by a stranger, according to court documents.Surveillance video showed Martinez alerting others around her about the danger, authorities said.Officials said she stumbled into a restaurant after the attack where customers tried, unsuccessfully, to save her life.“She did nothing to deserve this,” her mother, Cora Martinez, told ABC News Friday, overcome with emotion. “Her faith, her passion for people and her determination to reach her goals … She was full of life, full of dreams. A person that really wanted to enjoy life even more. And she couldn’t.”Suspect Anthony Crawford was arrested two days later and charged with first-degree murder while armed, according to police.‘Living the happiest moment in life’Wendy Martinez moved to the United States from Nicaragua when she was 5 and was raised in Florida.A determined young woman with a “passion for people,” according to her mom, she was working as chief of staff at tech startup FiscalNote. But she also “kept looking for better ways to reach out to women,” said Cora Martinez. “My daughter was a great motivator.”A world traveler, she wanted to help Latina immigrants in the U.S., her mother said, and “had a dream about helping people from Nicaragua, women with low income, so they’d be educated and financially ready to become independent.”“She also developed this passion for running. She found in running a great way to find herself,” Cora Martinez said. “Not only to relieve her body from stress but to relieve her mind of any negative thoughts. So she would go run and she would dream while running. ‘What is next? What am I supposed to do in life? Who am I supposed to be helping?’”Running brought Wendy Martinez to her future fiancé, Daniel Hincapie, as he trained for his first half marathon a few years ago. A mutual friend suggested Wendy give him some tips, Hincapie told ABC News.They became a couple, and in September 2018, days before Wendy Martinez was killed, Hincapie popped the question.He decided to propose at her favorite spot in D.C. — the Spanish Steps.“To actually tell her that I loved her and I wanted to spend the rest of my days with her in that place had a lot of meaning,” he said. “It was a moment of joy… we were very much in love.”“She was living the happiest moment in life,” Cora Martinez said. “She was excited about what was coming.”Three days before the attack, the mother and daughter picked out a wedding dress.The 35-year-old would be buried in that dress.‘It’s almost like running with her’Crawford, Martinez’s suspected killer, underwent psychiatric treatment and medication for psychosis, and this month he was ruled competent to stand trial, reported ABC Washington, D.C., affiliate WJLA.Crawford is due to return to court on May 17. His defense attorney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Hincapie called the shocking crime “one of those things I think that no one is prepared to face.”“And when you actually realize how random the whole thing was, it’s very difficult to grasp, because I think at the end of the day, we’re humans and we try to rationalize violence,” he said.Amid the grief, Hincapie said “the worst thing you can do is fall into hate,” so he instead chose to celebrate his fiancée’s life.“One of her dreams was actually to run the Boston Marathon,” Hincapie said — a race he’ll run in her honor next month.“Having the opportunity to fulfill her dream after what happened, it’s extremely symbolic,” Hincapie said. “She was running when she was attacked, so it’s also a way to tell the world [we will] finish her race.”“It’s a way to cope,” he said. “It’s also a way to connect with her. … It’s almost like running with her.”Beyond the marathon, Hincapie said he wants to inspire other young women to embrace a full life the way his fiancée did.“I want to young women to continue believing that it’s possible to be kind, to give back to the community, to pursue love and to be successful. Wendy represented all those aspects I think,” he said. “If you can be any person in the world, be someone like Wendy.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Chinese Navy Ships Pay Visit to Hawaii

first_img View post tag: pay View post tag: Navy September 8, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: ships View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today Chinese Navy Ships Pay Visit to Hawaii View post tag: Visit View post tag: Hawaiicenter_img Three People’s Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] ships pulled into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 6, for a routine port visit. The crewmembers of the Luhu-class destroyer Qingdao (DDG 113), Jiangkai-class frigate Linyi (FFG-547) and Fuqing-class fleet oiler Hongzehu (AOR 881) are scheduled to participate in receptions and sporting events with their American counterparts. In addition to those events, they will also have the opportunity to visit the historical sites of Hawaii, including the newly unveiled statue of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander during World War II.The visit will be topped-off with a one-day search-and-rescue drill, Sept. 9.“Like our Pacific Fleet Commander of today, Adm. Haney, Fleet Adm. Nimitz believed in a strategy of collaboration and cooperation to reinforce openness and enhance trust,” said Rear Adm. Rick Williams, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific. “Through greater understanding we can ensure a peaceful and stable future not only for Hawaii and the Pacific, but also for the world.”This visit is part of a planned series of military-to-military exchanges between the two nations. Earlier this year Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited China, as the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) made a port visit to Zhanjiang.The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) will be hosting the Chinese ships this weekend, which will also conduct dialogues to build confidence and mutual understanding between the two nations.Rear Adm. Williams continued to stress the importance of these exchanges, as he continued through his welcoming remarks.“Here in Hawaii, we are committed to doing our part to build regional stability,” he said. “Working with other nations in the Asia-Pacific we can develop increased understanding to deal with common challenges in this region including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, piracy prevention and search and rescue missions.”Williams also stressed the importance of training in this area, building our future together and strengthening operational proficiency like the search-and-rescue drill.“We’re including a search and rescue exercise that includes maneuvers,” he said. “We’re going to have helicopters working together and working the airspace deconfliction, and we’re going to be doing small boat operations back and forth, to all the ships, and we’re going to be doing communication drills.”The last port visit by PLA(N) ships to Pearl Harbor was in September of 2006. Engagements such as this port visit, offer the U.S Navy an opportunity to build a positive and constructive relationship with the Chinese navy while encouraging multilateral cooperation, enhancing transparency and mitigating risk.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 08, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Chinese View post tag: Naval Training & Education Share this article Chinese Navy Ships Pay Visit to Hawaiilast_img read more

Cambridge can’t mix it up with the Dark Blues

first_imgOxford’s Mixed Lacrosse squad finally got their season started with a satisfying Busa league victory over Cambridge. After suffering a succession of cancelled or postponed matches a hungry, motivated side blew the tabs away and, led by seven goal hero Nick troen, kept the cambridge keeper busy fishing the ball out of the Light Blue net all day.The match got off to a sluggish start as Cambridge arrived late, delaying the start by thirty minues and leaving some Oxford players concerned about a lack of light. But despite this disruption, Oxford sprang from the blocks, playing aggressively and at a fast pace. it took just two minutes for Troen to open Oxford’s account. By the end of the first quarter the Dark Blues had gone on to notch up seven goals, while had responded with only one, leaving Oxford goalkeeper sarah Lewis with little to do. The Oxford midfield outclassed its rival with Laurence Witherington, David howie and Oliver proudfoot confidently picking up and distributing the ball with thoughtful passes that regularly produced scoring opportunities, and the Light Blue defence just could not cope with troen’s pace and clinical finishing.After the first quarter Oxford started to make use of their other advantage, a large squad of substitutes. Tired players were given time to catch breath with a few minutes on the sidelines and as a result Oxford stayed on top of the match. in fact had no female subs at all, forcing one of their girls to play on through injury to ensure her team had the obligatory six women on the pitch.Throughout the remainder of the match Oxford continued to notch up goals, albeit at less of a pace than in the first quarter. There was an outbreak of grumbling about barging from in the fourth quarter but referee emily dennis quickly quelled it and the match finished in good humour. Oxford can now look forward to their next game against Hertfordshire with some confidence as they build up to their match with uea, who promise to be a sterner test.Oxford co-captain Bryony tomlinson was clearly satisfied with the outcome of the match, stating after the final whistle: “we were awesome, once we settled into the match, the play was simply beautiful.” Cambridge, meanwhile, were hoping for improvement. Mark Lee, playing left defence, explained, “Oxford definitely got the better of us, but we were down a couple of players and Iam sure that come Varsity the result will be much closer.”  ARCHIVE: 6th week MT 2005last_img read more

Merton reclaims Norrington Table top spot

first_imgMerton College has achieved first place in the 2010-11 Norrington Table, the annual ranking which lists Oxford colleges according to finalists’ results. Merton has come first in seven out of the last ten Norrington Tables, making it by far the most successful college in recent times.Merton is followed by Christ Church – up from 7th place last year – and New, up from 5th place.Magdalen, which topped last year’s table, has dropped three places to 4th, while Corpus Christi, 2nd place last year, has dropped to 15th in this year’s ranking.The biggest improvement has been made by Mansfield, which was second to last in 2009-10, but has risen 17 places to 12th in this year’s table. Meanwhile, Oriel, 11th place last year, is second to last in this year’s rankings. Harris Manchester is in last place, marking the eighth time in the last decade that it has claimed the bottom position.The Norrington Table is created by awarding points to each student according to their results in Finals – 5 points for a 1st Class degree; 3 points for a 2:1; 2 points for a 2:2, and 1 point for a 3rd. To compensate for the varying size of colleges, the total number of points is divided by that college’s virtual “perfect score” (i.e. what the college would have scored if every finalist had achieved a 1st), and expressed as a percentage.The table released this week is based on interim figures; the final table will be compiled in September, once any appeals have been settled.The University stressed on Tuesday that the Norrington Table is not necessarily a reliable indication of college ranking, saying: “It should be noted when interpreting the data that the number of students per college is relatively small and the rankings are therefore of limited statistical significance.”The Norrington Table as it currently stands is as follows:1. Merton 75.06% 2. Christ Church 73.94% 3. New 73.93% 4. Magdalen 73.62% 5. Hertford 73.52% 6. Worcester 73.22%7. Wadham 72.85% 8. Jesus 71.79% 9. Exeter 70.89% 10. St John’s 70.74% 11. Brasenose 70.72% 1112. Mansfield 70.00% 12= Pembroke 70.00% 12= University 70.00% 1215. Corpus Christi 69.86% 1516. Lincoln 69.20% 1617. Trinity 68.84% 1718. Balliol 68.27% 1819. Keble 68.00% 1920. St Anne’s 68.00% 1921. St Hilda’s 68.00% 19 22. Queen’s 67.64% 2223. St Hugh’s 67.38% 23 24. Somerville 67.27% 2425. LMH 67.07% 2526. St Catherine’s 66.41% 2627. St Edmund Hall 66.24% 2728. St Peter’s 65.86% 2829. Oriel 65.58% 29 30. Harris Manchester 60.00% 301. Merton 75.06% 2. Christ Church 73.94% 3. New 73.93% 4. Magdalen 73.62% 5. Hertford 73.52% 6. Worcester 73.22%7. Wadham 72.85% 8. Jesus 71.79% 9. Exeter 70.89% 10. St John’s 70.74% 11. Brasenose 70.72%12. Mansfield 70.00%   Pembroke 70.00%   University 70.00% 15. Corpus Christi 69.86% 16. Lincoln 69.20% 17. Trinity 68.84% 18. Balliol 68.27% 19. Keble 68.00% 20. St Anne’s 68.00%21. St Hilda’s 68.00%22. Queen’s 67.64%23. St Hugh’s 67.38%24. Somerville 67.27%25. LMH 67.07%26. St Catherine’s 66.41%27. St Edmund Hall 66.24%28. St Peter’s 65.86%29. Oriel 65.58%30. Harris Manchester 60.00%last_img read more

The Parkway Drive-In by Pat Sides

first_imgDuring the 1950s and 1960s, drive-in restaurants reached their peak of popularity in the United States. Workers enjoyed unprecedented prosperity in the post-World War II years, and with their rising incomes, people enjoyed eating out more frequently. Drive-ins conveniently combined America’s love of food and automobiles. Evansville’s first drive-in, Austin’s, was in operation by 1945, and others soon followed, including the Dubl “R,” Biff-Burger Al’s, Leo’s Big Boy, Calico-Gal, and the Parkway Drive-In on New Harmony Road, pictured here in 1968. Large fast-food chains, with drive-through lanes, eventually led to the decline of smaller drive-ins.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img