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.
Marine biologist Sylvia Earle will deliver Saint Mary’s 2010 Commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree. Author Lois Lowry will also be receiving an honorary doctor of humanities degree at the ceremony.“It will be an honor to welcome Sylvia Earle and Lois Lowry to our campus,” Carol Ann Mooney, president of the College, said in a press release. According to the release, Earle has spent over 6,000 hours underwater. The New York Times labeled her “Her Deepness.” She led the first all-women team of aquanauts in 1970 and holds the record for the deepest solo dive. In September 2009, she published “The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Oceans Are One,” which discusses the need to protect out oceans and the work people need to do to keep them clean. “Doctor Earle is a passionate advocate for the survival of our planet,” Mooney said in the release. “Her work to save our oceans is legendary and I know our graduates will be inspired by her dedication to this important cause.”Earle has written more than 175 pieces relating to the global ecosystem, namely the ocean. She also made an appearance on the Comedy Central program “Colbert Nation” to convey her message on protecting the environment. According to the press release, Earle has established marine protected areas across the globe. These include a 140,000 square-mile ocean home called the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands National Marine Monument, which contains more than 7,000 forms of marine life. Lowry, a young-adult fiction writer, has won Newberry Medals for her books “Number the Stars” and “The Giver.” She is also author of the “Anastasia Krupnik” series. “The majority of our graduates probably counted Lois Lowry’s books among their favorites when they were growing up,” Mooney said in the release. “We are delighted to be able to recognize her body of work.”Lowry said in the release that she works through her writing to “convey her passionate awareness that we live intertwined on this planet and that our future depends upon our caring more, and doing more, for one another.”Commencement will be held May 15 at noon on Le Mans Green. read more
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David “Luttsy” Lutteral is selling hisClayfield home to move into an apartment. Picture: Annette DewNOVA radio breakfast announcer David “Luttsy” Lutteral is moving on.But there is no need for his fans to worry, he’s just moving house – not stations.Luttsy has listed the house he bought a decade ago at 21 Hutton St, Clayfield for sale through Tom Collier of Belle Property Ascot.“I grew up on the north side in Aspley and Boondall, and had always loved the idea of buying in the Clayfield area which has always been a much sought after location,’’ he said.Since he bought the house he has carried out plenty of renovations.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoLuttsy is pleased with the renovations at the Hutton St, house.“I’m pretty proud of the renovations actually,’’ he said.“About two years ago I completely redesigned the kitchen, living, and bathroom and installed top-end amenities while also maintaining an authentic cottage look externally.’’His favourite part of the house is the back courtyard which he said he become a great private entertaining area. The new kitchen at 21 Hutton St, Clayfield.“I also love the connectivity between the new kitchen and living area. The home is so practical in that regard, and so easy to live in.’’While Luttsy reckons he nailed low maintenance living inside, he said he really didn’t like mowing the lawn and had decided to buy in a boutique apartment complex in the same area.The three-bedroom, lowset brick home is listed for $769,000. read more