Romania: Bucharest police hit, arrest German cameraman at protest

first_img December 2, 2020 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure News Receive email alerts November 23, 2020 Find out more News RomaniaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentEconomic pressure Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns German freelance cameraman Christian Gesellmann’s violent arrest by police officers while covering an anti-government demonstration in Bucharest on Wednesday 1 February. The police hit Gesellmann and held him for several hours for refusing to delete or surrender the video he had shot of clashes between police officers and hooligans during the protest. Gesellmann was not clearly identified as a journalist and did not have a Romanian press card. But it would not have taken the police long to confirm that he was indeed a journalist, instead of detaining him and confiscating his video recording. Journalists in Romania often report being the targets of intimidation. Many cases of political and economic harassment have been registered in the past two years. “We ask the Romanian authorities to respect the law and to no longer demand that journalists surrender or delete video recordings or photos,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “It is the job of journalists to cover events. Any interference of this kind in their work constitutes a violation of media freedom.” Romania is ranked 49th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. February 2, 2017 – Updated on February 3, 2017 Romania: Bucharest police hit, arrest German cameraman at protest Riot police officers and demonstrators in Bucharest / AFP Romania: In an open letter, RSF and ActiveWatch denounce judicial pressures on investigative journalists following a complaint from a Bucharest district mayor to go further RSF_en Organisation News News Follow the news on Romania Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive last_img read more

Family Settles Lawsuit for $7.3 Million

first_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 11 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Family Settles Lawsuit for $7.3 Million Two-year-old child was critically injured by falling tree branch Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 3:26 pm At left, a Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedic tends to 2-year-old Adelaide Palmstrom on Aug. 29, 2017 after she was struck by a falling tree branch as seen in police body worn camera footage. At right, Adelaide in hospital with her mother. Photos courtesy Panish Shea & Boyle LLPPasadena Now has learned that the family of a preschooler injured by a falling tree branch at Linda Vista Children’s Center nearly three years ago has settled a lawsuit for $7.3 million.“There’s going to be no trial,” Robert Glassman, attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle in Los Angeles. “The parties have all come to an amicable, amicable resolution and the family’s happy to move on and put this scary and sad chapter behind them.”Adelaide Palmstrom was severely injured on Aug. 29, 2017, when a branch from a tree in the adjacent City park struck her after it fell while she played at the children’s center, severely injuring her.The two-year-old child suffered traumatic brain injury, a fractured skull vertebral and left tibia fractures, torn cervical spine ligament, and a lower left leg injury.“We are pleased with the outcome and appreciate everyone’s support for Adelaide,” Marci and Eric Palmstrom said in a joint statement. “The community is amazing, and everyone’s well wishes for her has meant so much to our family. We take it day by day, but her progress has been an inspiration for us all. Hopefully proper tree management will be a priority going forward so that preventable incidents like this can be avoided.”Palmstrom will receive $3,000 per month for five years beginning on her 18th birthday and $40,000 semiannually for five years starting on her 18th birthday, a $129,000 lump sum on her 19th birthday, a lump sum of $200,000 on her 22nd birthday, $5,000 per month for eight years beginning on her 23rd birthday.She will receive a $400,000 lump sum on her 24th birthday in 2034, a $600,000 lump sum on her 28th and 30th birthday, $14,100 per year for life beginning on her 31st birthday and a $724,000 lump sum on her 32nd birthday.Two days following the incident, the City reportedly posted notices and removed trees from the City property adjacent to the Linda Vista Children’s Center, including the tree which caused Adelaide’s injuries.Palmstrom’s attorneys claimed the school district destroyed the evidence before it could be inspected by Board Certified Master Arborist Cris Falco.The family’s claim for damages from the City was rejected leading to the subsequent lawsuit filed.“For a two-year-old girl to have to go through what she did is unimaginable for any parent,” said Glassman. “Everyone was really scared for a long time given how significant her injuries were. She’s such a resilient little girl, so strong. She’s like a little wonder woman. And she’s back up on her feet and she’s on a very positive and good road to recovery.”The Palmstrom family was represented by the same law firm that represented the families of two children in a lawsuit after a pine tree fell on eight children at Brookside Park outside Kidspace Museum, critically injuring two of them. That case was also settled. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Stay and Spend initiative is formally launched

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter Stay and Spend initiative is formally launched Previous articleSome people not showing up for Covid tests – HSENext articleRosapenna looks to shine on European Legends Tour – John Casey News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By News Highland – September 3, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Stay and Spend tax break scheme’s been launched in a bid to increase business in the off-season for the hospitality sector.Anyone who spends up to 625 euro in restaurants, pubs, hotels or B&Bs between now and next spring, will be entitled to a tax credit of 20 per cent.Receipts can be uploaded through the Revenue Receipts Tracker app.Tourism Minister Catherine Martin says a major publicity campaign, encouraging people to spend at home, is being launched………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+last_img read more

Coal’s demise quickens in Europe

first_imgCoal’s demise quickens in Europe FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Commodity markets are stripping away the case for coal in Europe, moving quicker than government efforts to close the most polluting power plants.A plunge in natural gas prices along with an increase in the cost of releasing carbon dioxide emissions shifted the profitability of generating electricity away from burning coal, according to data compiled by BloombergNEF. The trend is evident in Italy, Spain, Germany and the U.K., each of which have cut the proportion of coal in their power mixes this year.Shifting economics in the power business are complementing the efforts of the European Union to slash greenhouse gases and make good on commitments in the Paris Agreement on climate change. It’s made utilities from RWE AG in Germany and Italy’s Enel SpA change their calculations about the pace the region will be able to reduce carbon pollution.“It’s a magical alignment that’s igniting and accelerating a transition that, without the economics, would be much harder,” said Antonello Cammisecra, who is in charge of Enel’s gas, coal, oil and green power generation worldwide. “We have an alignment of economics, of saying switch to gas and most importantly switch to renewables because it’s cheaper, safer and easier.”More: Coal’s Demise Quickens in Europe as Market Shift Idles Plantslast_img read more