Organisation Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car to go further News News LebanonMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en February 4, 2021 Find out more LebanonMiddle East – North Africa News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Help by sharing this information Assaf Abu Rahal, a journalist working for the daily Al-Akhbar, was killed and Al-Manar TV reporter Ali Chouayb was wounded at around midday today when an Israeli tank fired into the village of Aadaisseh on Lebanon’s southern border (about 30 km east of the coastal town of Tyre).According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the Israel Defence Forces and the Lebanese armed forces exchanged shots after an Israeli unit uprooted a tree on the border in order to install a surveillance camera.The two journalists, who were hit while trying to cover the incident from a Lebanese army roadblock, were clearly identified as media personnel. Rahal was killed on the spot. Three Lebanese soldiers and an Israeli officer were also reportedly killed in the course of the clash.“We are shocked by Rahal’s death,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We condemn this Israeli military blunder and we offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the staff of Al-Akhbar.”The press freedom organisation added: “Rahal is the first Lebanese journalist to be killed in clashes between Lebanon and Israeli since the 33-day war in the summer of 2006, during which one journalist was killed and three others were wounded.” Receive email alerts News Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Follow the news on Lebanon August 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lebanese journalist killed when Israeli tank opens fire January 14, 2021 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out more
Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Google Maps ScreengrabA building located at 165 North Michigan Avenue has been sold to a private investor for $14 million.The edifice boasts 18 one-bedroom, one-bathroom units, 24 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units, and three three-bedroom, two bathroom units — 45 apartments in all, with 45 corresponding parking units. The property features patios and balconies as well.According to the real estate website “Zillow,” the one-bedroom units average 800 square feet, the two-bedroom offerings 1,000 square feet, and the three-bedroom apartments 1,500 square feet.The five-story structure was built in 1964. Zillow estimated its sales price at $13,640,800 and the monthly mortgage at $53,209.Priscilla Nee, an agent with CBRE Group, represented a Los Angeles-based private trust in selling the structure.“The property’s desirable Pasadena location and significant value-add opportunity attracted both private and institutional buyers, resulting in multiple offers and a final sales price above the listed price,” said Nee in a press statement issued by CBRE on Jan. 10.“This is a high-barrier-to-entry market with average housing values above $900,000,” she continued. “Properties of this size rarely become available.”According to CBRE research, multifamily property acquisitions reached $48.3 billon in the United States during the third quarter of 2018, the highest total since the fourth quarter of 2015.The greater Los Angeles market accounts for 27 percent of the total, a figure that places it among the top three metropolitan areas in that particular category. Top of the News Commercial Real Estate News Apartment Building on North Michigan Sells for $14 Million From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 2:48 pm Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 9 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News
Clayton County Police Department(RIVERDALE, Ga.) — Police in Georgia released video on Thursday showing a person of interest in the case of an aspiring model who died after being struck by random gunfire.Officers with the Clayton County Police Department in northern Georgia said the person was in the area on Oct. 8, when Kelsey Quayle, 28, crashed her car and died after she was shot in the neck, authorities said.Police are seeking to identify the man because they believe he and the victim may have crossed paths.The 14-second video shows a man knocking on the door of a parked transit bus and walking away. The department said he approached the bus after following it for a bit and returned to his vehicle when the driver didn’t open the door.The man in the video, seen wearing a bandanna and a shirt with the word “hustle” written on it, was last seen driving a 2011-2014 Chrysler 200 that is “possibly gray in color,” police said.Clayton County Police Capt. Scott Stubbs said the department isn’t calling him a suspect but believe he may have information that can help solve the case.“In the video, we can see where Ms. Quayle comes down the road and has to make an adverse action, possibly to try to avoid the person in the lane of traffic,” Stubbs told ABC affiliate WSB-TV. “Maybe this gentleman was upset with some sort of traffic incident.”Quayle, who moved from California to Georgia in August to pursue fashion modeling, was traveling in Riverdale, an Atlanta suburb, when she veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into two cars after being shot.The victim was unconscious when paramedics pulled her from her car and discovered the gunshot wound in her neck.She died a few days after the crash when her family decided to remove her from life support. She was on her way to work when she was killed, her family said.“I just want to know who did this. It’s ridiculous. She didn’t deserve this,” Quayle’s sister, Kayleigh Martin, told WSB-TV. “We just have so many unanswered questions.“She was the sweetest person. It just doesn’t make sense.”Her sister created a GoFundMe campaign to help with funeral costs that had raised about $19,000 as of Friday morning.Anyone who may have information pertaining to the identity of the man in the video is asked to contact Crime Stoppers in Atlanta. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
With more than 250 units and 330 employees, the company operates the largest privately-owned fleet in the Fort McMurray region Fort McKay Group of Companies continues to expand with acquisition of Birch Mountain Enterprises. (Credit: Pixabay/Shutterbug75) The Fort McKay Group of Companies (FMGOC) is pleased to announce it has become a majority owner of Birch Mountain Enterprises. This new partnership positions the Fort McKay Group of Companies as a “Tier One” supplier in oilfield construction and services.Birch Mountain Enterprises is Northern Alberta’s leader in fluid handling services. With more than 250 units and 330 employees, the company operates the largest privately-owned fleet in the Fort McMurray region.“This is an important step in the growth of the Fort McKay Group of Companies,” said Sami Saad, CEO. “With our new agreement with Birch Mountain Enterprises, we will offer expanded services in the oil and gas industry, become more competitive and offer increased benefits to our clients and the community.”The company will continue to operate as Birch Mountain Enterprises Limited Partnership, effective March 1, 2020.“We are working to ensure this is a seamless transition,” added Saad. “There will be no changes to operations, and we look forward to continuing to provide quality services to our existing clients while attracting new business opportunities with our expanded capacity.”Fully owned by the Fort McKay First Nation Band, FMGOC began in 1986 with six employees and a single janitorial contract. Since then, the group has aggressively taken advantage of its close proximity to the oil sands to establish a selection of innovative companies that provide both revenue and opportunity to their local community. With a strong commitment and priority focus on quality, cost, and safety, FMGOC has grown into a multi-million-dollar oilfield construction and services company, with approximately 1450 employees and offices located in Edmonton and the Fort McKay Industrial Park. Profits made by Fort McKay Group of Companies go back into the community of Fort McKay to support community centres such as the Heath Care Centre, Youth Centre, Radio Station, and the brand new, state of the art Riverside/Sonisipihk/Des k’e gah Care Facility. Source: Company Press Release
St Catherine’s College has passed a motion at its first open meeting, resolving to make Christopher Tarrant an honorary member of their JCR due to his commitment to railway-based television.The motion, proposed by second year PPE student Thomas Mohan, states that Tarrant has shown sufficient “hard work, commitment and talent”. It passed with 38 votes for yes, eight votes for no and four abstentions. An amendment was also passed that the honorary membership was only to be granted if Tarrant replied to their correspondence, even if he rejected the offer.In his proposition speech, Mohan said, “Chris has changed the game. His extreme railway journeys have revolutionized and internationalized the railway scene. He has travelled through five continents and seen things never seen before. He has taken trains across Cuba, which if anyone has tried to do you will know it is bloody difficult.”Sarah White, JCR President of St Catz, told Cherwell, “St Catherine’s College does not give out honorary JCR memberships lightly. In fact, the proposed motion to award such a membership to Chris Tarrant was debated extensively at a very well attended open meeting.“However, it became apparent that Tarrant has, indeed, already honoured Catz with his outstanding contribution to daytime television in the form of Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railways – it is often found on the JCR television screen, and has become a fantastic bonding experience for the college. To use the words of the JCR member who proposed the motion, ‘With Extreme Railways, Chris Tarrant has opened our eyes and our minds. What a programme. What a man.’”Tarrant is a radio and TV personality known for many things besides his Extreme Railways series, including hosting the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? from 1998 to 2014, when the show came to an end. Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways is a series launched in 2012 on Channel 5. It involved Tarrant travelling around the world by train, particularly focusing on places like Cuba where train travel is especially difficult.Honorary membership of a JCR gives the said individual the right to attend JCR meetings, but not to vote in the meetings or use college facilities otherwise. It can be granted to any individual on the condition that it passes a vote in a JCR meeting.Other colleges have in the past also given out honorary memberships to celebrities. In June, Merton passed a motion to make Taylor Swift an honorary member of their common room. This too was passed with little opposition. However, it is not always a national celebrity that is awarded membership. Local celebrities, such as Ahmed of Ahmed’s and Hassan of Hassan’s, have also been made honorary members of Teddy Hall and Lincoln respectively. Thomas Mohan was reached for comment.
Merton College have reached the final of University Challenge after beating Newcastle University 215-110.They will contest Monday’s final against St John’s College, Cambridge, who thrashed the University of Edinburgh in their semi-final clash last week.Merton have won the competition once before, when they beat a Queens’ College, Cambridge team – which included Stephen Fry – in the final of the 1980 edition.A stunning performance sees our heroes go through!! Nail-biting to the end, particularly given the brilliance of @UniofNewcastle. On to next week and @stjohnscam in the final… pic.twitter.com/t9oGhh2MyN— M e r t o n C o l l e g e (@MertonCollege) April 16, 2018The team have won all of their fixtures in this year’s competition, and were the highest-scoring team in the first round when they scored 285 points in their thrashing of King’s College, London.Team captain and second-year Physics student Leonie Woodland particularly impressed during Monday night’s semi-final.The rest of the team is made up of: Edward Thomas (History, now graduated), Alex Peplow (History, postgraduate), and Akira Wiberg (Molecular & Cellular Medicine, postgraduate).This is the first year that Merton have had a team on the show since 2011, despite the college’s reputation for academic excellence.This is the fifth year in a row that an Oxford college has made the final of the competition.It is also the fifth consecutive final that will be contested between one Oxford college and one Cambridge college.Last year’s final was won by Balliol College, who made headlines after refusing an interview with the Daily Mail, which they labelled a “fascist rag”.[irp posts=”98983″ name=”Balliol’s University Challenge victors boycott Daily Mail”]The show has also come under the spotlight in the past few years due to the lack of female students featuring in the latter stages of the competition.Last year, St Hugh’s College was criticised for fielding an all-male team. Critics asked why a formerly-all-female college had chosen a team featuring four men.In November, Wadham decided to enforce a gender quota for its entry into this year’s competition.
Taylor Pontari, winner of 2020 OC’s Got Talent beams after her performance of “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera. By IAN CROWLEY Ocean City High School students performed their hearts out to the delight of spectators, some with soft, soothing piano pieces, and others with exciting routines, keeping the audience on the edges of their seats, wondering what will happen next.Eric Wagner started off the show with a bang, performing “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé. Eric demonstrated his phenomenal vocals and piano skills with this classic, leaving the audience in awe of the stellar performance.Later in the show, came a performance by Sophia and Nate Ginet. “Lava,” a song from the perspective of a lonely volcano looking for someone to love, or rather to “lava,” by James Ford Murphy, received a thunderous applause.Sophia played the Ukelele part to this piece of music while Nate sang, creating a powerful sound that the audience could not seem to get enough of.The Ocean City High School cheerleaders performed a remix that included various numbers, followed by Victoria Robertson who played a famous tune by Adele, that earned her a spot as the second runner-up.And who could forget the band?Members of the band “Adonis” — EJ McKnight, Lane Michael, Kate Palermo, and Maeve Stanford, performed a hit with “Plug In Baby” by Muse. With bass, guitar, vocals, and a drum set, this was expected to be a great song, and it did not disappoint. Audience members moved in their seats with this rock song.Just like the songs before, the rest of them were hit after hit. Hailee Pietrowitz performed “Drive My Car” by the Beatles, followed by the OCHS Jazz Band with “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra. Dallys Rhubart had an explosive performance with “Grenade” by Bruno Mars, winning her a spot as the first runner-up.The K-Pop dancing group “Double” made the crowd “Feel Special” with their perfectly choreographed dance to the song by Twice. It ended up winning the award for the audience favorite, as member after member took a solo part backed up by seven other dancers.First Runner Up is Dally Rhubart who performed, “Grenade” by Bruno Mars.Before the stunning original piano piece by Ethan Aristizabal, co-host Marissa Guido got revenge on her psychology teacher with a pie to the face to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.Taylor Pontari finished off the night with her winning performance of “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera. Similar to the act that started the show, she completed it with her fantastic vocals and superb piano skills.The audience and the contestants appeared to have a wonderful time. And most importantly, it helped benefit the Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaAnd no matter what kind of mic you enjoy, there was something for everyone.From Michael Bublé to Beethoven, Adele to Muse, The Beatles to Frank Sinatra, or Bruno Mars to Twice you were sure to have a great time and find something you loved.The program was made possible thanks to the students and staff and local businesses.Second Runner Up: Victoria Robertson won for “To Make You Feel My Love” by Adele.Double performed “Feeling Special” by Twice. The student group put on a show to the delight of the audience, winning them the Audience Choice Award.Adonis performed “Plug in Baby” by Muse. They fired-up the crowd with their upbeat and hard hitting sound.Sophia Ginet & Nate Ginet performed “Lava” by James Ford Murphy. The audience was clearly entertained and rewarded them with enthusiastic applause.
The government is proposing to change the current probate fee structure from a flat rate fee to one based on the value of the estate.To get probate the person dealing with the estate must first submit an Inheritance Tax account to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).Probate registries won’t normally accept an application for probate until HMRC has confirmed that it has processed the Inheritance Tax account.However, while the process for introducing the new fee structure is ongoing, probate registries will accept applications for probate before the account has been processed by HMRC. The application must include a note to say that the appropriate Inheritance Tax forms will follow shortly.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Fryzel Michael Fryzel is the former Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration and is now a financial services consultant and government affairs attorney in Chicago. He can be reached at … Details Each year, the months of May and June are special. Tens of thousands of students graduate during those months and close a chapter of their lives while opening a new one.Students graduate from junior high school and take that large step into young adulthood. High school graduates take an equally large step as they head off to college and universities to continue their education and journey on the path to their chosen profession. And college graduates, our leaders of tomorrow, enter the work force and a world full of challenges, opportunities and responsibilities.Proud parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters will watch as the graduates walk across the stage to receive their diplomas or degrees. They will applaud their accomplishments and encourage them to go on and achieve even greater success. The graduates will smile, pose for pictures and enjoy the accolades on a day they will always remember.Education of our children has been and should always be the top priority of our federal and state governments. By law they are charged with providing the educational systems within our country that are to teach and train our young people who one day will be entrusted to maintain the health and wealth of our country. In order for that to happen, education at every level must be the best we can provide and must be made available to every student.The cost of education is staggering. But the consequences of a failed system are unacceptable. All units of government including our school systems must be frugal and avoid waste. Every dollar wasted is at a great cost when it comes to the education of children. The system must do its part, as must our government, in providing the funds needed for quality schools.Parents often struggle to pay the high cost of education. The tax dollars they are assessed are never enough and they are required to supplement the funds needed. Often times students must work to help pay their way,Credit unions across this country play a major role in education. In addition to making student loans available, many credit unions award scholarships to students enabling them to continue learning. This type of support has enabled thousands achieve their educational goals. If not for a credit union scholarship some may never have been able to continue their education.Commitment to improve the lives of their members has always been part of the credit union philosophy. A commitment to its future members is equally important.Every credit union, regardless of size, should have a scholarship program. Every credit union should award at least one scholarship per year. Those that can afford it should award even more.Scholarships are an investment. They are investments in our young people, in the future of our country and the future of the credit union industry.If your credit union does not have a scholarship program, start one today. Make the investment that will pay dividends for decades.