February 4, 2021 Find out more December 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shock at murder of Gebran Tueni, parliamentarian and owner of An-Nahar daily Follow the news on Lebanon RSF_en November 11, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Organisation LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car News News Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply shocked and saddened by the murder of Gebran Tueni, the CEO of the Arabic-language daily An-Nahar and a member of the Lebanese parliament, in a car-bomb explosion today in Beirut.“The murderers seem to stop at nothing,” the press freedom organisation said. “The loss of another of Lebanon’s leading journalists follows Samir Kassir’s death in a car-bombing in June and the maiming of May Chidiac in a bombing in September. We join Tueni’s family and the staff of An-Nahar in voicing our grief and anger. We will keep pressing for the truth about this murder until those responsible are identified and punished.”Reporters Without Borders added: “While we hail the United Nations’ efforts to curb the violence in Lebanon, we think it now may be necessary to go further and establish an international commission of enquiry into all the bombings and attacks that have targeted politicians and journalists. If nothing is done, more are bound to follow. Today’s bombing seems to be provocation, coming as it does on the eve of the presentation of a new interim report by Mehlis commission in New York.”Police said at least four people were killed and ten others wounded, two them seriously, in today’s bombing in Mansourieh, a Christian suburb of Beirut, in which Tueni was clearly the target. A police officer said that a “red car parked at the side of a road in the locality of Mekalis exploded, sending a car into a ravine and causing it to catch fire.”Tueni was elected as a parliamentary representative for Beirut in June. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News LebanonMiddle East – North Africa January 14, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information “Lebanon today lost one of its leading journalists,” says Reporters Without Borders. “We join the victim’s family and the staff of An-Nahar in voicing our grief and anger. We will keep pressing for the truth about this murder until those responsible are identified and punished.” The organisation also calls on the United Nations to redouble its efforts to rein in the violence in Lebanon.
Dell salutes all our engineers as we celebrate Engineers Week February 19-25. We’re accepting applications for our 2017 internship program now. We succeed or fail together. And at Dell, a supportive environment rich with tools accelerates innovation, and that starts with the engineering internship program.Presenting the BestWhen Kanrong Yu (above), a Master’s student majoring in data science, found out she would be presenting her visualization model about the prediction of product error rates to the vice president of her division, she was excited for the challenge.Her manager asked if she was comfortable presenting, offering to help her with some practice runs. When word of her presentation spread, colleagues who weren’t even involved with her project sat in on her practice presentations to offer tips and suggestions.“They gave advice on how I could better present my ideas. They asked questions to challenge me,” Yu said. “Everything they did helped me better prepare to be more confident during the presentation.”In addition to presenting her research to the vice president, Yu also worked on natural language processing, a very cutting-edge text analyzing technique to help analyze consumer problem summaries. The analysis enables Dell’s development teams to better modify products.From Software to SystemsBritney Pierce enjoyed her second internship with Dell in summer 2016.“I had the same manager this year as last year and I really enjoyed his leadership and the team that I worked on,” Pierce said. “Returning for the second time, my manager actually gave me an opportunity to work as a systems engineer instead of a software engineer, even though I’m majoring in software engineering.”She was grateful that her managers enabled her to explore an area of engineering outside her academic studies, gaining valuable industry experience.Experience Guides Career PathDerek Nalodka, an industrial engineering major, was hired on the IT team.“I was pretty unsure of the work I’d be doing because I don’t come from an IT background,” he said. “But, my project aligns very well with my background and through this experience I’ve learned that I love working with people, I’m a strong communicator, and it’s pushed me into the direction of trying to eventually become a project manager.”Nalodka really appreciated how responsive his coworkers were, remarking he’d typically get responses to emails within the hour.“It’s extremely impressive given Dell’s size, to be continually pushing forward at the speed they do and to be constantly getting work done and moving on to the next thing,” he said. “I think Dell’s culture stands alone, it should be something that other companies want to model.” </p><p> read more
Recently I had the honor of facilitating a group conversation for 80 board members. The topic was how to be seen as an engaged, committed, and high-performing board member. The organizing principle used as the basis of conversation was the board is responsible for strategy, policy, and advocacy. This list of 15 common sense behaviors is both simple and provocative especially in the context that boards have a high degree of potential turnover in the next three years, 35%. Email me your thoughts and I will keep the stream going.Believe in and advocate for the credit unionKnow the vision, mission, and strategic planPassionately talk about the credit unionShow appreciationSeparate your personal and professional life from the work at the credit unionInvite members to the annual meetingUpdate your black book list on potential board member nomineesRead the packet and be prepared to ask strategic questions with a lens of helpingStay in your lane, focus on the big stuffProactively and brilliantly participate in strategic planningUse the credit union products and servicesStep into difficult conversations with passion for the memberCreate your learning plan and take care of your board education requirementsProactively support board decisionsShow up for your CEO 101SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Deedee Myers Deedee Myers is founder and CEO of DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute. For the past 20 years, she has been passionate about establishing and developing … Web: www.ddjmyers.com Details read more