Receive email alerts News Five men kidnapped Jomaa Musa, also known as the “Joyful Media Activist,” from his home in the Aleppo district of Hanano on 12 November News March 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Syria Al-Arabiya TV correspondent Mohamed Saeed Al-Khatib was fatally shot outside his home in the Aleppo district of Hraitan on 29 October by three gunmen, who initially tried to kidnap him. He was shot three times, including one shot to the head.It seems that Khatib, who used to work for Orient TV, was murdered because of the views he expressed publicly about the abduction of three former Orient TV colleagues – Obaida Batal, Hussam and Aboud – outside his home on 25 July. He had known ever since that he was under threat.Syrian news providers are fleeing the country in large numbers because of the threat from the ISIS. More than ten have sought refuge in Turkey since the start of the month. Many of those still in Syria have stopped working for fear of ISIS reprisals.The only media that the ISIS tolerates are those that publish or broadcast the information or communiqués approved by their emirs. In its view, all other media must be silenced and their employees must be killed. November 20, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News providers abducted, murdered, media premises destroyed as vice closes on Aleppo to go further Organisation Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Ziad Homsi, a photographer based in the Damascus suburb of Duma who works for Basma and the magazine Henta, was kidnapped on 28 October at a checkpoint north of Aleppo controlled by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) as he was returning from Turkey. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information At the same time, Reporters Without Borders has noted a marked increased in abductions of Syrian news providers by armed groups in and near the city of Aleppo since the start of November. At least five Syrian citizen-journalists have been kidnapped in the past three weeks.“The increased pace of abductions is extremely disturbing,” said Reporters Without Borders, which published a report entitled “Journalism in Syria, impossible job?” on 6 November. The headquarters of two news media were also destroyed by regular army bombardments last weekend.More than 20 Syrian news providers are currently held hostage while a total of 16 foreign journalists are detained, held hostage or missing.The latest kidnap victim was the citizen-journalist Ahmed Bremo, who was abducted by gunmen in the Aleppo district of Zebdiya on 16 November. March 12, 2021 Find out more Two days before that, around 30 gunmen stormed into the office of the Zaman Al-Wasl news website in Aleppo on the evening of 14 November looking for one of its reporters, Ra’fat Al-Rifaei, and seized some of his equipment when they failed to find him. Rifaei, who has been in hiding ever since, told the site he thought their intrusion was prompted by articles he had written. He added that he had received many threats, especially since the citizen-journalist Abdul Wahhab Al-Mulla’s abduction the previous week. As the regular army intensifies its attacks on Aleppo, it is targeting Syrian media and news providers. A citizen-journalist was shot dead by an army sniper yesterday and two news media were destroyed by army shelling last weekend.Yesterday’s victim was Mohamed Ahmed Taysir Bellou (also known as Mohamed Al-Andani), who was the editor of Al-Shahba TV, a reporter for the Shahba Press agency and the Ahrar Souria brigade’s media bureau chief. An army sniper shot him in the neck as he was covering fighting near intelligence department offices in the Aleppo district of Lairmoon.The two news media whose premises were bombarded by the regular army within the space of 48 hours were Aleppo News Network (or Halap News Network – HNN) and the Aleppo Media Centre.HNN’s offices in Nafiza (in the Sheikh Najjar industrial zone north of Aleppo) were badly damaged when targeted by the regular army at around midday on 17 November. No one was injured but activists said they had intercepted army communications saying HNN had to be targeted “because these information activist dogs are in the building.”Missiles with high-energy explosives were fired at the Aleppo Media Centre in the district of Al-Miyasar on 16 November, destroying the centre and injuring the four people who were inside at the time. They included Fadi Al-Halabi and Mohamed Tayed (both AMC employees) and Hassan Qattan, an information activist. Halabi told Reporters Without Borders that regime supporters had threatened him on Facebook. Meanwhile in Damascus, the independent journalist Omar Al-Shaar was kidnapped from his home in the southwestern suburb of Jaramana on 11 November by government intelligence officials, who took his computer and the computer of his wife, a lawyer. Shaar is a professional journalist who has edited the English-language section of the independent DP-Press News website since 2011. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Muayyad Sallum, a reporter for Orient TV, was abducted in Tareeq Kastello, on the outskirts of Aleppo, on 1 November. February 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Abdul Wahab Al-Mulla, a citizen-journalist who is one of the founders of the Aleppo News Network and the Aleppo Reporters Union, was kidnapped by gunmen from his home in the Aleppo district of Hanano on 7 November.A critic of both the Assad regime and armed opposition groups, he hosts a programme called “3-Star Revolution” on the “Halab Al-Youm” (Aleppo Today) TV station, in which he has repeatedly criticized abuses by Islamist groups.
News Updates’Virtually Impossible To Get First Dose Of Vaccine In State Due To Shortage’ : Karnataka High Court Asks Centre To Consider State’s Critical Situation LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 May 2021 3:19 AMShare This – xPTI ImageObserving that “virtually it impossible in the state for citizens to get their first dose of vaccination unless they fall in the category of health care worker and frontline worker,” the Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the State government to submit a requisition to the Central government for making available vaccine doses. The Centre has been directed to decide on the State’s requisition within 3 days.Advertisement A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar said : “Thus the scenario about the vaccination available is, to say the least, shocking. Available doses of 7,76,675 will have to be given firstly to those beneficiaries who have taken the first dose and the requisite period of second dose as per notification of the Central government is likely to expire. Second priority can be given to health care workers and frontline workers. In short, in the situation that prevails today, it is virtually impossible in the state of Karnataka for citizens to get their first dose of vaccination unless they fall in the category of healthcare workers and frontline workers.”Advertisement Accordingly, it directed the state government to immediately submit a requisition to the Central government for supply required quantity of dosage of vaccine (Age Group 60 and above and 45 years to 59 years with co-morbidities are provided free vaccine by Central Government). “All the details shall be provided by the state government in the requisition. State shall also mention the number of beneficiaries who are likely to lose advantage of the first dose, if the vaccine is not administered to them immediately,” it said.Advertisement Advertisement It added “Submit the requisition to the concerned authority of the Central government during the course of the day. The concerned authority shall take appropriate decision immediately and in any event within 3 days of requisition.” The state government informed the court that requisition has been made to private manufacturers on May 3, for supply of vaccine, for the age group of 18 years to 44 years. So far vaccines are not received for the same. The court said “It is necessary for the central government to take up the issue regarding the matters of vaccine so that the state government can immediately receive the quota for vaccines for the age group of 18 to 44 years.”Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The bench opined “We may note here that considering the figures which are set out in the written submission filed by the state govt, there is hardly any scope in state today for administering first dose vaccination. We hope and trust that the central govt will consider this critical situation while dealing with the requisition made by the state government.” The bench also directed the state government to evolve a scheme for assisting citizens for getting themselves registered on the government portal. It said “Assistance will have to be rendered to vulnerable sections of society. Unless people of the said society are registered the object of vaccination will be frustrated.” Further, the court suggested to the state to consider undertaking targeted vaccination drives for workers such as crematorium workers, sanitation workers etc. It has directed the state to respond on this by the next date of hearing.Other Directions: Advocate Clifton Rozario appearing for one of the petitioners brought to the notice of the court that there is a rapid spread in the slums of Bengaluru city of the infection. People residing there are not made aware of the whom to contact if they are infected or about vaccination. He urged the court to issue directions to the authorities to immediately provide necessary facilities to the residents. Accordingly, the court said “This IA raises an important issue regarding those who are residing in slums of Bengaluru. The counsel states that there are about 1000 slums in the city of Bengaluru and a large percentage of population is occupying the slums. We direct the state government to file written submissions/objections dealing with this IA and also come out with a scheme for ensuring that covid-19 does not spread in slums in the city.” Availability of Beds: BBMP Counsel Sreenidhi V informed the court about the availability of beds in the city. He submitted that as of 1.30 pm today, general beds available are 1933. HDU beds 30, ICU beds 20 and ICU with ventilator beds is 9. The bench said “Situation is very grim.” However, Advocate Sreenidhi informed the court that Chief Commissioner is on a war footing, of making available oxygen in ward levels. “We are going to ward levels to find out now how many hospitals have how much oxygen and how much is needed. We are now taking over 12 maternity hospitals with 233 oxygenated beds. We are also in all government hospitals adding additional 100 oxygenated beds. Something, like step down hospitals we are planning to do”, he said. The court accordingly directed the BBMP to place on record all steps taken by it on the next date of hearing. Food Security Issue during Lockdown. The court directed the state government to place on record the decision taken on the issue of Food security during lockdown by Monday, (May 10). The bench said “We have already clarified in our earlier orders that identified vulnerable sections of the society by the state government the benefits which are ordered to be provided by earlier orders of the court shall be made immediately available.” The matters will be next heard on May 11. Tags#Karnataka High Court Karnataka COVID Vaccines COVISHIELD Covaxin Chief Justice AS Oka Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Over the last month, The Tragically Hip have been putting on a series heart-rending and emotional performances throughout Canada. That tour came to a close last night, as the band performed to an enthusiastic crowd at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in their hometown of Kingston, ON.The tragedy of the tour comes from lead singer Gord Downie, who was diagnosed with an terminal brain cancer earlier this year. Rather than spend his final days in a hospital bed, Downie took the band on one final tour, celebrating life instead of waiting for death. That tour came to a monumental close last night, as all of Canada and music fans everywhere tuned in and watched The Tragically Hip’s final performance.The band even took time to thank Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was in attendance at the final performance. The band gave fans three encores, spanning their career with thirty original offerings over the course of the night. Watch the band bring out the song “New Orleans Is Sinking” in the official CBC Music video, below.The full setlist can be seen below, courtesy of setlist.fm.Edit this setlist | More The Tragically Hip setlists
Photo: © lionsrugby.com The Lions’ preparations for the All Blacks ramp up another notch this morning, with the second match of their tour.They face Super Rugby opposition for the first time, in the shape of Auckland Blues.Eight players with All Black caps have been named in the Blues’ side, including Sonny-Bill Williams. There’s an all-Ireland centre partnership of Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne for the Lions.While there’s a start at loosehead for Jack McGrath, with CJ Stander wearing the number 8.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt a decision the movers and shakers at Kootenay International Junior Hockey League headquarters said would not happen, move into a larger markets like Kamloops or Kelowna.But in 2006 Osoyoos was granted a move to Spoolmak Country and in the spring of 2010, there was the KIJHL announcing the Chase Chiefs were moving south to the red-hot hockey market of Kelowna for the 2010-11 campaign.Nine months later the mighty Chiefs are cruising along in second spot in the Okanagan Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.The team has made peace with the WHL Rockets — who held the junior hockey rights in the Central Okanagan City — and have quietly made an impact during season one.“That was the rumour mill at its finest,” Ken Andrusiak, head coach of the Chiefs told The Nelson Daily prior to last week’s game against Nelson at the NDCC Arena. “We started the process of getting a franchise in Kelowna about a year ago and have always had the Rockets on side.”“We had to get the City, we had to get the rink and we had to get KIJHL on side, so we had bigger fish to fry than the Rockets,” Andrusiak added. “So we never had a problem with them one way or another.”Fact is the Rockets are glad to have the Chiefs in town. The junior B league allows the WHL power to groom its two 16-year-olds in preparation for a spot on the Tier I squad.As for the rest of the roster, Andrusiak had more than enough players to choose from.“In the first year at least half of our team came with the team,” Andrusiak explained. “We had to take some of the players from the Chase franchise and mix them in with local players from Kelowna.”“As for the future, there is an abundance of local players . . . we have six right now on our team,” he added.That number should grow next year and the season after. However, the Chiefs gain is a loss for many of the other teams in the league.Nelson, for one, has used Kelowna players to fill out the majority of its roster for the past few seasons. Stats show more than 40 players in the KIJHL originate from Kelowna Minor Hockey.“We’re not going to be able to recruit all of those players, but I believe with our franchise now in Kelowna, we’ll put a major dent in that number, for sure,” said Andrusiak, who has two former Nelson Leafs on the roster, son Landon and winger Dane Rupert.Both younger Andrusiak and Rupert are happy to be able to play before the 300-400 plus family and friends that attend games at the Rutland Arena.”I really like playing at home, so for me it was the right move,” Rupert said.”It’s a good feeling to play at home . . . now I’m going to university and to play in front of family and friends is definitely pretty special,” said Landon Andrusiak.The Chiefs also bolsters the Okanagan invasion in the KIJHL.The league has gone from a few teams to two divisions of four. That number grows when Chase is welcomed back to the league following a one-year hiatus.Which begs the question, will there be two junior B leagues in the B.C. Interior in the not too distant future?“I hope not, but reading between the lines I think that’s where (KIJHL) is going,” Andrusiak confessed. “You’d lose the characteristics of this league if (Kootenay and Okanagan teams) only played each other in the playoffs.But economically that’s the push coming from out end of the league,” added Andrusiak, hoping the KI never loses its identity and ability for smaller communities to ice teams that can compete.“It’s very expensive to bring a team over here for two of three games and the dollar is probably going to win out in that argument.”Which makes you wonder why the KIJHL ever expanded into the big markets after all.Only time will tell.NOTES: The Kelowna Rockets have made a history of finding players in the KIJHL. Those players who have made their mark with WHL franchise, but started in the KI, include Chuck Kobasew (Osoyoos 1998-99), Shea Webber (Sicamous 2001-02), Clayton Bauer (Sicamous 2003-03), Justin Keller (Summerland 2002-03) and James McEwan (Castlegar 2003-04)[email protected]
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2017)–With the inner rail set at 30 feet, Place des Vosges took command a quarter mile from home en route to a one length win under Corey Nakatani in Friday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Based in the Midwest throughout 2016, she made her third start for trainer Richard Baltas and got a mile and a quarter over a firm turf in 2:00.65.Off at 7-2 in a field of nine older fillies and mares, Place des Vosges, who was adding blinkers after two races without them, paid $9.80, $4.60 and $4.00.“It took a while getting here, but she ran good today,” said Nakatani, who has been aboard the 5-year-old Pleasantly Perfect mare in all three of her Southern California starts. “We took blinkers off, we put ’em on, we tried the mud one time, but Richard and his team have done a great job getting her to this point. I just decided to be patient and let her tell me when and it worked out.”Owned by Abbondanza Racing, LLC, Place des Vosges, who sat a close second throughout behind Sweet Dragon Fly into the far turn, improved her overall mark to 22-3-6-3. With the winner’s share of $33,600, she increased her earnings to $172,464.Ridden by Brice Blanc, English-bred Radiantly was far back early and rallied resolutely through the drive to finish second, a half-length in front of Sweet Dragon Fly. Off at 5-1, Radiantly paid $6.60 and $4.60.Off at 23-1 with Joe Talamo, English-bred Sweet Dragon Fly just held third by a nose over Lucy De and paid $9.80 to show.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, 6-5 favorite Lady Pamela loomed menacingly around the far turn but faltered badly the final three sixteenths to finish seventh.Fractions on the race were 23.75, 48.51, 1:12.84 and 1:36.79.
Jose Mourinho says Cesc Fabregas’ versatility in midfield and ability to play for the team has been “fantastic” this season.The summer signing from Barcelona has 19 assists and five goals this season, playing in both a deeper role and as a ‘number 10′ behind the main striker.Manager Mourinho said: “He is doing what we need and adapting to many different situations and roles.“He is doing every job the team needs him to do. His contribution has been fantastic.”Chelsea top the Premier League by 10 points prior to Sunday’s away game against Fabregas’ old side Arsenal, the team in second place in the tableMourinho has no concerns about how Fabregas will respond on his first return to Emirates Stadium.“I don’t know what reception he will get,” Mourinho added. “But I am not worried for him. If he has some bad reactions he will be ready.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair steven walling Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise Amplify, a service for gathering and sharing clips from the Web, has added the ability to subscribe to the clippings of others in a fashion very similar to Twitter’s asynchronous following. Amplify is tailored to both public sharing, publishing to a group, or private collection of material; the service occupies an interesting space somewhere between a social network, an enterprise app, and social bookmarking.With a dead simple interface for selecting text and images from the Web, you’ve long been able to publish your clips to both Twitter and Facebook. But until now, there was no way to get a stream of clips from those you follow directly within Amplify. Amplify was created by the team by Clipmarks, and is both a conceptual extension of that service and an entirely new direction. Run on WordPress MU, it’s one of the easiest ways available to clip and publish content you find valuable; the only real limitation is that clipping is performed through a Firefox add-on. The new features are primarily suited to public sharing of your clips, especially with Twitter OAuth login and friend importing. But Amplify still lacks some functionality required for a booming social network, such as blocking. In that sense, its private group option is what may eventually become the primary driver for the business; early testing with enterprises and in government has borne this out to some extent. One of the primary social functions of networks like Twitter and Facebook is information sharing, especially from Web-based references. If you’re a rabid link-sharer on your preferred platform, Amplify is likely to be a tool that will make your life significantly easier. The new ability to aggregate sources from trusted fellow Amplifiers only adds to the utility of the site.
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ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 18, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Last week, Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika lifted a ban on traditional birth attendants (TBAs) that had been in place since 2007, saying:We need to train traditional birth attendants in safer delivery methods. We should not completely stop them because their work is very important. We should train them to assist us in addressing the health challenges that we are facing.Expanding opportunities for non-physicians to act as skilled birth attendants may help to stem the tide of maternal deaths in countries where doctors, midwives and nurses may not exist in the needed numbers. Evidence suggests that having a skilled birth attendant present at birth leads to fewer incidences maternal and child mortality and morbidity. If TBAs are properly trained as Mutharika suggests, they may be able to play a major role in reducing Malawi’s high maternal mortality ratio.In January 2010, with the support of MHTF and UNFPA, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a Maternal Health Policy Dialogue on “Human Resources for Maternal Health: Midwives, TBAs and Task-Shifting.” To view the webcast and read the event summary, click here. For other events in the Policy Dialogue Series, click here.Share this: