News April 29, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court acquits well-known columnist of defaming Parliament JordanMiddle East – North Africa to go further RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Khaled Mahadin, a well-known columnist who writes for the government-owned Al Rai newspaper, has been acquitted of insulting parliament in an article posted on the website Khabberni on 13 February criticising the personal expenses of parliamentarians. Aged 68, Mahadin was an adviser to the late King Hussein.“This decision is a step in the right direction,” Reporters Without Borders said.The article that prompted a lawsuit by parliamentarians was entitled “For God’s Sakes, Abdallah.” Urging King Abdallah to dissolve parliament because of the “illegal privileges” enjoyed by its members, Mahadin criticised “the work of parliamentarians and the privileges given to them at the expense of Jordanian tax payers” and called on them “to cut spending and cancel plans to increase their salaries in a bid to face the global economic crisis.”As his article was posted online, Mahadin was tried under the criminal code instead of the press law. He had faced a possible two-year jail sentence on a charge of defamation under article 364 of the criminal code.A first hearing was held on 8 March. The next hearing, on 30 March, was postponed until 21 April so that Mahadin would go abroad for health reasons. The acquittal was issued on 27 April. News August 12, 2020 Find out more JordanMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests News April 14, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation Follow the news on Jordan Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown June 15, 2020 Find out more
Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleLimerick campaign to reverse VAT on health food supplementsNext articleLisa Marie will not seek re-election Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Print Gardaí have arrested 2 men in their 30s and 40s following reports of people distributing leaflets for a suspected fraudulent charity in the Annacotty area of Co. Limerick on the 7th February 2019.Gardaí received a report of a possible bogus charity collection where people were calling to houses in the Annacotty area alleging they were raising money by collecting clothing. Gardaí carried out a patrol of the area and 2 men were arrested, brought to Mayorstone Park Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. They have since been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, Sgt Ber Leetch said ‘The community in Annacotty should be commended for this. Someone obviously didn’t think this was a genuine charity and phoned it in, which is exactly what we want to see. No genuine business or charity will mind you carrying out your own enquiries or calling An Garda Síochána. If a person calls to your door offering you professional trade services, selling goods or collecting for a charity and you are worried they are not bona fide, tell the caller that you never deal with people who ‘cold call’ to your door. Ask for a brochure or documentation so you can carry out checks and verify their credibility. We always want to hear if there are people in the area who may be offering goods or services that are not genuine so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call us ’ NewsCrime & CourtTwo men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 8, 2019 2262 Email WhatsApp
News UpdatesPlea For Maintenance Of Archeological Site Where Lord Buddha Attained Nirvāṇa: Allahabad HC Issues Show Cause Notice To DM, Kushinagar Sparsh Upadhyay13 Jan 2021 8:29 AMShare This – xTaking serious note of non-compliance of its directions issued on 15th December 2020, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (13th January) directed the District Magistrate, Kushinagar and the respondent no.3 to appear before it with complete report of compliance of Court’s order. The Bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery also directed the Officers to…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?LoginTaking serious note of non-compliance of its directions issued on 15th December 2020, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (13th January) directed the District Magistrate, Kushinagar and the respondent no.3 to appear before it with complete report of compliance of Court’s order. The Bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery also directed the Officers to show cause as to why proceedings be not initiated against them under the Contempt of Court’s Act, 1971 for not complying with the directions earlier given by this Court. Matter before the Court A petition was moved by one Shobha Singh relating to certain encroachments at an Archaeological site at Kushi Nagar where Lord Buddha attained Nirvāṇa and a relief was also prayed to drain the stagnated water from the site. It was asserted in the plea that from last several months, rain water was stagnating but no action had been taken by the competent authorities despite repeated request. It was also brought to Court’s notice that several encroachments are existing at the site. Having considered the averments contained in this petition for writ, the Court had sought a complete response from the respondent nos. 1,2,3 and also from the District Magistrate, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. While lisitng the matter for 08th January 2021, the Court had issued directions that respondent no. 3 in consultation with District Magistrate, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, would ensure drainage of stagnated rain water from the protected monument. The Court had sought a working report along with necessary photographs in a form of affidavit before next date of listing. However, on Wednesday (13th January) the Court was informed that no steps were taken in compliance of the order dated 15th December 2020. While noting that the petition is related to an important issue with regard to proper maintenance of an important archeological site at Kushi Nagar, the Court said, “It is really strange that the respondents who are otherwise responsible to maintain the site concerned are acting with lethargic ease. No care has even been taken to remove the stagnated rain water and also the encroachments existing there.” The matter has been listed for further hearing on Monday (18th January 2021). Case title – Shobha Singh v. Union Of India And 3 Others [Public Interest Litigation (PIL) No. – 1660 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
Bald Eagles are trashing Seattle’s suburbs An Ohio woman who went missing on a trail near Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountain National Park last fall died of hypothermia, her autopsy reveals. Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements was returning on a hike to Andrews Bald when she failed to meet her daughter in the trailhead parking lot. Her daughter had been with Clements on the trail, but hiked ahead to complete the walk up Clingmans Dome. When her mother failed to emerge from the trail, she alerted the authorities. Clements body was found a week later in thick vegetation about two miles west of the parking lot where she intended to meet her daughter. Each year, the Smokies conducts about 100 search and rescue operations, most of which are completed in a day. Some unlikely residents in Seattle’s suburbs are causing quite a problem at a landfill in King County. The landfill, which was slated to reach capacity years ago, is home to about 200 bald eagles that regularly eat from the mountain of trash. But they don’t leave their lunch at the landfill. The bald eagles pick up the waste and carry it with them, dumping the trash around neighborhoods surrounding the landfill. Woman hiking on remote Arizona trail survives Rattlesnake bite The litter has become such a problem that King County has ordered a study to see what can be done to prevent the birds from trashing their surroundings. Drones and scarecrows have been used in the past to frighten the birds, but that method does not always work, as the eagles have begun to fight back and attack the drones. In other areas where eagles have become a problem, professional hazers have been hired to harass the bald eagles. No matter what King County decides, there’s no easy answer. “It’s like shoveling snow,” Dr. Kevin McGown of Cornell Lab of Ornithology told the New York Times. “You do it once, then you’re going to have to do it again.” Woman who went missing in Smoky Mountain National Park died of hypothermia, autopsy reveals. Vermont resident Kaija Johnson was hiking the Arizona Trail with a friend when she stepped on a rattlesnake and was bitten. Johnson said she never saw the snake and that the bite hurt no more than a bee sting. She realized the severity of her situation, however, when her leg began to swell. Johnson’s hiking partner ran five miles to find a cell phone signal and called 911. She was airlifted to Banner University Medical Center Phoenix and treated for a severe bite, receiving 26 vials of anti-venom. Johnson’s quick reaction to the situation saved her leg and possibly her life and she credits knowing “in the back of my mind what to do and who to contact” in an emergency with helping speed up her rescue. She is expected to make a full recovery.
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Listen to the Darts Show podcast on: Spotify | Apple | CastboxFollowing the Grand Slam, the tungsten stays at the Ricoh Arena with three days of Players Championship Finals action and then the final qualifier for the World Championship.Sky Sports Darts will keep you across all the action as the season reaches its climax. As well as all the action, The Darts Show podcast will catch up with all the players, discuss the talking points and get expert opinion from former world no 1 Colin Lloyd.Follow the action from the Grand Slam with all nine days covered on Sky Sports Arena – and if you are out and about updates via our live blogs and @SkySportsDarts for regular updates Friday Michael Smith ended a run of 10 consecutive final defeats and a two-year wait for a PDC title by beating Jermaine Wattimena to win day one of the Winter Series.A little less than 48 hours after his latest final defeat, alongside Rob Cross for Team England at the World Cup of Darts, Bully Boy finally made his return to the winner’s circle, beating Wattimena 8-6 in Tuesday’s final in Coventry.Smith had started fast, averaging more than 100 in three of his first four matches to reach the last eight where he ended a career-best run to the quarter-finals for Conan Whitehead. Bully Boy then produced a superb performance to beat Jose De Sousa in the semi-final. TuesdayMichael Smith 8-6 Jermaine Watimena Michael Smith lifted the title on the opening day of the Winter Series – his first title in two years Winter SeriesNovember 10-14 Live Grand Slam of Darts November 16, 2020, 1:00pmLive on – Advertisement – Wednesday Quarter-FinalsJermaine Wattimena 6-3 Vincent Van der VoortBrendan Dolan 6-0 Damon HetaJose De Sousa 6-3 Peter WrightMichael Smith 6-2 Conan Whitehead PDC Winter Series – Winners
Mini farm for sale in Coorparoo RELATED: >>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< A brand-new home, less than 7km from the city, is a step closer to reality with first home buyers who purchase a Coorparoo Square apartment now eligible for a bonus $15,000 rebate. The developers of Coorparoo Square will match the $15,000 Queensland First Home Owners Grant dollar-for-dollar. Frasers Property’s offer will make a new home, less than 7km from the city, a step closer to reality for those eligible for a bonus $15,000 rebate.This means they will have $30,000 towards their new home.Cameron Leggatt, general manager residential Queensland for Frasers Property, urged buyers to book an inspection soon with only a few new apartments remaining. “Coorparoo Square includes 366 apartments across three residential buildings but the demand for homes at this enviable address means we are now down to less than ten, two-bedroom apartments left on the market,” Mr Leggatt said. Coorparoo Square Own your own motocross track More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe pool deck at Coorparoo Square.The remaining apartments are priced from $473,500, before grants and rebates are applied, and Mr Leggatt said it represented excellent value for money. Coorparoo Square residents have exclusive access to the Club Coorparoo recreational hub with facilities including two swimming pools, a full-size tennis court, gym and private dining room. They can admire the views over Brisbane’s CBD from the Club Coorparoo podium-level that also features landscaped gardens, communal barbecues and alfresco spaces. Coorparoo Square will match the $15,000 Queensland First Home Owners Grant dollar-for-dollar for all eligible first home buyers who snap up an apartment in the residential complex, giving them $30,000 towards their new home. “The $15,000 rebate on top of the $15,000 government grant means many first home buyers can realise their dream of owning a home close to the CBD and in one of Brisbane’s most vibrant and liveable suburbs. “Each apartment is complete and ready for buyers to move in and make their own.” Gold Coast home most viewed in the state The mixed-use development is about 6km from Brisbane’s CBD and has injected renewed energy into the suburb, revitalising the site on the corner of Cavendish and Old Cleveland roads, formerly occupied by Queensland’s first Myer department store.Coorparoo Square Shopping Village and laneway precinct is anchored by Dendy Cinemas and ALDI with tenants including Beyond the Pale bar, Kivahan cafe, Tigerlamb hair salon, La Macelleria gelataria, Sense of Taste bottle shop, Barbacoa Mexican Taqueria plus more. Public transport connectivity is easy with the Brisbane Glider service now stopping at Coorparoo Square. The extra $15,000 rebate is available on contracts signed before December 31. Developer: Frasers Property MORE: Price: A limited number of two-bedroom apartments remain, priced from $473,500 Location: 26 Holdsworth St, Coorparoo Coorparoo Square residents have exclusive access to the Club Coorparoo recreational hub with facilities including two swimming pools, a full-size tennis court, gym and private dining room. THE BASICS
Chief Executive Officer of Berekum Arsenals Yakubu Moro has threatened to quit the Ghana Premier League with four matches left till the end of the season.Moro is reported to have told a Kumasi-based radio station that there are machinations to bring his club down.He continued that, the faceless persons tried three seasons ago.“I am very sure it is resulting from some officiating that we get during our matches here in Berekum for the past three seasons,” Arsenal spokesperson Mohammed Salifu told Joy Sports.“So if he made such pronouncements, it is as a result of that. I believe he is right because we don’t get fair officiating at our own grounds.”Berekum Arsenal are second bottom on the league table with 24 points from 26 matches but can reverse their situation by winning the remaining four matches.