Three Al-Manar journalists allegedly killed near Damascus

first_img SyriaMiddle East – North Africa April 15, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three Al-Manar journalists allegedly killed near Damascus Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Syria February 3, 2021 Find out more News News to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Al-Manar, a Lebanese TV station owned by Hezbollah, has reported that three of its Lebanese employees were fatally shot and two were wounded yesterday in Maaloula, a Christian town 60 km northeast of Damascus.The TV station’s vehicles reportedly came under fire shortly after government forces recovered control of the town from rebels who had controlled it for several months.Al-Manar named those killed as reporter Hamza Al-Hajj Hassan, cameraman Mohamed Mantach and technician Halim Aloua. The TV station said press signs were “very visible” on its vehicles. Reporters Without Borders was not able to confirm this.Reporters Without Borders presents its condolences to the families of the victims.A total of 31 professional journalists, including nine foreigners, and more than 100 Syrian professional and citizen-journalists have been killed in connection with their work in the past three years in Syria, which is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 8, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 12, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Organisation last_img read more

All Courts In This Country Are Bound By The Judgment Of The Apex Court, Says Supreme Court [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAll Courts In This Country Are Bound By The Judgment Of The Apex Court, Says Supreme Court [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 Oct 2020 6:23 AMShare This – xAll Courts in this country are bound by the judgment of the Apex Court, the Supreme Court remarked while disposing a special leave petition on Thursday.Justice RF Nariman led bench was considering an SLP filed against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judgment in a land acquisition matter. It was submitted before the bench that the petitioner apprehends that the Executing Court may not follow…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?LoginAll Courts in this country are bound by the judgment of the Apex Court, the Supreme Court remarked while disposing a special leave petition on Thursday.Justice RF Nariman led bench was considering an SLP filed against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judgment in a land acquisition matter. It was submitted before the bench that the petitioner apprehends that the Executing Court may not follow the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Gurpreet Singh v. UOI (2006) 8 SCC 457. In this context, the bench observed:”We make it clear that this apprehension is totally without basis for the reason that all Courts in this country, including the Executing Court, are bound by the judgment of the Apex Court.”Observing thus, the bench disposed the special leave petition.In Gurpreet Singh, the constitution bench had held that the claimants would be entitled for interest on solatium and additional market value if the award of the Reference Court or that of the appellate Court does not specifically refer to the question of interest on solatium and additional market value or where the claim had not been rejected either expressly or impliedly.The apprehension raised by the petitioner was because in paragraph 27 of the judgment, the High Court said that the writ petition filed by Government was liable to be allowed, although it was only partly allowed.Justice Nariman led bench had made similar remarks in another order recently. “We must remind the Magistrates all over the country that in our pyramidical structure under the Constitution of India, the Supreme Court is at the Apex, and the High Courts, though not subordinate administratively, are certainly subordinate judicially.” the court had said while holding that the directions issued in Asian Resurfacing of Road Agency Private Limited. vs. Central Bureau of Investigation ought to be followed.Article 141 of the Constitution states that the law declared by the Supreme Court shall be binding on all courts within the territory of India.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead 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

Attorney donates a kidney to colleague’s suffering daughter

first_img January 1, 2004 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Attorney donates a kidney to colleague’s suffering daughter Attorney donates a kidney to colleague’s suffering daughter Associate Editor Hooked up to hemodialysis at the hospital for four hours three times a week. Enduring the prick of needles the size of 16-gauge nails. Sapped of energy. Carrying only 86 pounds on her 5-foot-3-inch frame. Unable to eat many foods, and forcing down nourishment that tasted tinged with aluminum. Since 2001, that was the painful routine for Stefanie Reed, now 20. Born with medical problems, the kidney her father had given her when she was only 18 months old wore out after 17 years. She was on the national list for another kidney, waiting, waiting, waiting.“I was about to start panicking,” Stefanie Reed said. “I was put on an extended list, and I was willing to take anything.” Bouncing into her life like an unexpected miracle was Nancy Lugo, a lawyer for Bay Area Legal Services in Tampa. Lugo worked with both Stefanie’s mom, Judy Reed, and Stefanie’s grandfather, Mel Miller.For quite some time, Lugo had heard how badly Reed’s daughter needed a kidney. “One day Nancy asked what blood type Stefanie’s was,” Judy Reed recalled. As it turned out, Nancy was also the rare blood type B positive.When Lugo said she would be willing to donate her kidney to give a young woman a new lease on life, Judy Reed said, “I was shocked. My heart dropped to my feet. That is not something you can ask somebody for. It’s not like you can go up to a friend and say, ‘Can I have an organ?’ What are the odds of two people matching the same rare blood type B positive and then be willing to donate an organ to someone you don’t know?”But Lugo volunteered to give the gift that keeps on giving.“When I found out that Stef and I both had the same blood type, it was like, ‘Tag, you’re it!’ I knew that I needed to take the next step and begin the screening process to determine whether I could be a donor,” Lugo said. “Of course, I first needed to discuss the whole matter with my husband, who has always been supportive of the major life choices that I have made.”Lugo and her husband, Bill Navas, a lawyer at the attorney general’s office in Tampa, were already attuned to the wondrous gift of organ donations. A close family friend’s teenage daughter battled leukemia with a bone marrow transplant. Another friend of her husband with cancer was the recipient of a liver transplant. And Lugo’s husband regularly donates blood platelets to one of his colleague’s young child with cancer.But for a 44-year-old mother of two young boys, 8 and 10, to give up a kidney? That took a lot of deep contemplation and conversation, Lugo said. Her lawyer instincts kicked in and she got on the Internet and did a lot of research about the risks. She asked a lot of questions of the surgeons. She talked frankly to her sons about wanting to help a young lady who desperately needed a kidney.The Reeds sat down with Lugo’s family before the November 22 transplant surgeries, so they could meet each other and the boys could see the real person who would be helped by their mother.“Her husband was leery,” Judy Reed said. “Nancy told him that God told her to do this. And then he said, ‘I don’t argue with the Big Man.’”Once the decision was made to go forward, Lugo had to undergo a complete physical to make sure she was healthy enough to give up her second backup kidney, as well as psychological testing. The team of doctors had to choose her, as well.When Lugo passed each hurdle of the lengthy screening process to make sure she was a good donor, Lugo kept praying: “OK, God. You have to show me.”She got two very strong signs she was doing the right thing, Lugo recounted.In September, when she suffered a herniated disc in her back, she was having second thoughts about going through with the kidney donation. Sitting in her orthopedist’s waiting room, she picked up a magazine and there was an article about kidney donation staring back at her.The second sign from above came when Legal Services Corp. in Washington, D.C., sent an auditor to Bay Area Legal Services for the routine bookkeeping check-up. The auditor happened to have donated a kidney to his son six years ago and encouraged Lugo to go forward with her plan.Even when her mind was made up, more testing had to be done to make sure the time was right for the transplant.Once a week, blood had to be drawn from Lugo and Stefanie Reed to check antibodies against each other. Stefanie had to have drug treatments to adjust down her antibodies, elevated from having had a previous transplant and a virus.It was all done through a cutting-edge program called LifeLink, and Stefanie said she is very grateful to Dr. John Leone, whose team volunteered to come in on Saturday Nov. 22 to perform the transplant at Tampa General Hospital. “Nancy is my angel, and I thank her for giving me back my life,” Stefanie Reed said. “I love her. I love her whole family. I told her she has a sitter for life. I will take care of her boys any time she wants.”The transplant surgery is actually tougher on the donor than the recipient. While Stefanie was gleefully able to shop at the mall within a week of the surgery, even though she had to wear a surgical mask to guard against infections, Lugo will have a six-to-eight-week recovery period.On December 10, Lugo had just returned from the doctor’s office and learned some spots where nerves were severed likely will remain numb. But she is taking that in stride, a small price to pay for a return so great.“I rest a lot. I feel weak,” Lugo said, but it’s nothing compared to the pain she felt from her back problems.She knew her gift of a kidney was worth it when her husband wheeled her down to Stefanie’s hospital room for the first visit. Even though Stefanie was hooked up to machines, Lugo said, she saw the healthy glow of new pink in her cheeks. Sitting on her bedside table was a carton of strawberry milk — something that was forbidden to drink while on dialysis.“When I saw her, I knew it was worth it,” Lugo said. “It’s an inconvenience for about a month. Some people say I saved her life. I don’t think so. The way I look at it is that she was hooked on a dialysis machine, and what kind of life is that? I look at it as helping improve the quality of her life.”And it certainly has already.Each day, Stefanie says, she feels stronger, now up to 102 pounds.“I can think clearer. I can concentrate now. I have all this energy,” Stefanie said, though she is not as peppy as the average 20-year-old, as she is still battling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.She knows how blessed she is, as she thinks of the children she met at the hospital’s pediatric unit still waiting for their angel to arrive.“Make sure people reading your story know to tell your family if you want to donate your organs,” Stefanie said. “One person can donate 61 things. I want to get the word out there, because so many kids need transplants — little kids, too.”Even the Reeds’ friends in England have sent cards, and Lugo has run out of space for all the flowers she has received.“This has been Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one!” Judy Reed exclaimed. “I told Nancy I could rattle on words for years, and it wouldn’t cover it. We just hug her and tell her we love her.”last_img read more

Why are you paying incentives?

first_img 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul Robert Paul Robert has been helping financial institutions drive their retail growth strategies for over 20 years. Paul is the Chief Executive Officer for FI Strategies, LLC, a private consulting company … Web: fi-strategies.com Details In recent years, many credit unions have implemented incentive programs as a way to motivate their employees to sell more products and services to members. I would wager my son’s college savings account that most of those credit unions are paying for the same level of production they could get with a much better understanding of basic human motivation.You may remember studying Herzberg’s theory of motivation in school. It taught there are a defined set of “motivators”: achievement, recognition, challenging work, responsibility, advancement, and personal growth. Notice what’s missing? No reference to money! Sure, money is a “hygiene” factor in Herzberg’s theory but it’s represented as part of the salary we need to survive, not motivate us to accomplish more.Most employees, including your most productive sales people, do not consider money as their primary motivator. Focusing on those other motivators listed above will allow most credit unions to realize equal or greater production from your staff … without paying a dime in incentives! Motivators like recognition from the CEO; solid, consistent coaching; and investing in employee development aren’t easy or cheap but they can have an equal or greater impact on sales production as paying a monetary incentive.I know someone who recently went rock climbing in Wyoming. Hundreds of feet up the face of a piece of granite, twelve-thousand feet in the air, with no safety net … no thanks, I’ll wait in the bar and look at your photos when you get back. Seriously, I don’t care how much incentive you’d pay me- it’s not worth it to me to put my life in danger like that. But my friend didn’t do it for any “incentive”; she was motivated by the challenge and personal growth.For some of your employees, expecting them to sell or refer is like climbing the Grand Tetons – it’s like putting their life in danger. And I don’t care how much incentive you pay, they will NOT be motivated to do it on a consistent basis. Your employees need to know why they’re doing it; they need to know how to do it; and they need to believe that their efforts will be recognized and rewarded by the credit union. A financial incentive does not need to be part of that equation.I’m not saying incentives are completely unnecessary. In fact, I believe they play a very important role if developed and deployed properly. Following are three vital components to successful incentive programs: 1) pay only for incremental performance; 2) pay for team AND individual production; and 3) pay as frequently as possible.In spite of what I said in the opening paragraph, there are some credit unions using incentives in very successful and prosperous ways. My firm would be happy to introduce you to the steps that can make them successful at your credit union. Please contact us at www.fi-strategies.com/about/contact-us.last_img read more

Teen Mom 2’s Kailyn Lowry Is ‘Done’ Fighting With Her Children’s Fathers

first_imgReaching a compromise. Kailyn Lowry said that she no longer intends to butt heads with the fathers of her four children — Javi Marroquin, Chris Lopez and Jo Rivera.On a recent episode of her “Baby Mamas No Drama” podcast, the Teen Mom 2 star spoke with her cohost, Vee Rivera, about agreeing to allow her children to be with their dads on Christmas Day.- Advertisement – Late last month, Us Weekly confirmed that Lowry was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting Lopez while exchanging custody at his house. The MTV personality was accused of punching her former beau during a dispute regarding their 3-year-old son.According to court docs obtained by Us, Lopez alleged that Lowry “started attacking him [and] punching him several times on the head and upper torso because she did not want the child’s hair cut.” He additionally claimed that he “did not fight back,” and his sister said that she allegedly “attempted to pull Kailyn off” of him.Lowry later spoke out about the allegations through her attorneys. “Ms. Lowry has filed a petition for custody in the matter involving her children Lux and Creed,” her rep said in a statement to Us on October 29. “The judge in the Delaware Family Court has ordered the parties to refrain from discussing all domestic matters until after the hearing next year.”- Advertisement – “In our agreement that I have with Javi and Jo, it says that this year, Christmas Eve, I think, is mine until Christmas Day at 12. But I don’t personally care about Christmas, so we don’t have to listen to the agreement,” the 28-year-old explained on the Tuesday, November 3, episode. “I told both of them they can have Christmas, like, that’s all theirs. I don’t care. But in the event that we got into a fight and I changed my mind, we would just fall back to the custody agreement because that is supposed to help.”Teen Mom 2 Kailyn Lowry Says She Is Done Fighting With Her Childrens FathersKailyn Lowry with Isaac, Lux, Lincoln and newborn Creed Courtesy Kailyn Lowry/InstagramThe reality star continued, “I’m not gonna fight. I’m not fighting with nobody. You know what? [In] 2021, Vee, I’m not even f–king playing. I am done paying for attorneys. I have six attorneys. When I told you I’m done paying f–king all of them, unless it’s related to my f–king businesses, I am done. I’m done! We [are] working this s–t out.”Lowry shares son Isaac, 10, with ex-boyfriend Rivera, 28, son Lincoln, 6, with ex-husband Marroquin, 27, and son Lux, 3, with ex-boyfriend Lopez, 26. In July, she welcomed her fourth son, 3-month-old Creed, with Lopez.- Advertisement – The statement continued, “Currently, Ms. Lowry has been awarded sole custody of the children despite the allegations pending in Family Court. Ms. Lowry does deny all of the allegations but cannot respond specifically at this time due to the orders of the judge.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Film ‘S druge strane medalje’ in SARTR and on TV SA

first_imgIn the premises of Sarajevo War Theatre, there was a press conference on the occasion of the film premiere ‘S druge strane medalje’ (The other side of the medal) by Esma Velagić in production of TV SA.The film talks about BiH para-Olympic volleyball team who won European and World Championships.‘The Golden Boys’- as they call them have broken the prejudice of being a disabled person by winning many medals, including several Olympic medals.Nonetheless, this film is not just a story of their sports achievements, but also about their life achievements too.Executive director of TVSA Mirza Sulejmanović, Velagić, manager of the Para-Olympic Volleyball team of BIH Mirza Hrustemović and manager of SARTR Nihad Kreševljaković said that the Para-Olympic Volleyball team of BiH have conquered themselves first, surpassed all obstacles, and the author of the film found the inspiration in that struggle to overcome own limitations.The film will premiere on 14 March at 9 p.m. in SARTR and on TV SA.last_img read more