Three journalists killed since start of fighting, dozens injured and arrested

first_img October 1, 2020 Find out more News Three journalists — Giga Chikhladze, correspondent of Russian Newsweek and head of Alania TV, Alexander Klimchuk, head of the photo agency Caucasus Press Images and correspondent for the news agency Itar-Tass, and Stan Storimans, cameraman for the Dutch TV station RTL-4 – have been killed since fighting began in Georgia on 8 August. The death of a fourth journalist, a Georgian, and his driver, reportedly in the bombing of Gori on 12 August, has not been confirmed. The bodies of Chikhladze and Klimchuk were brought back to Tbilisi over the weekend with the financial help of Reporters Without Borders, which has also given money to their families. Four Turkish journalists — Hilmi Hacaloglu, Cumhur Catkaya, Güray Ervin and Levent Öztürk – working for TV stations NTV and Kanal Türk, were caught in gunfire from Soujth Ossetian militiamen as they drove to Tskhinvali on 11 August. The all-news station NTV showed film they shot while trapped and wounded in their jeep. The militiamen stopped shooting when the journalists identified themselves at a distance. Watch the video. The four flew back to Istanbul on 13 August. Cameraman Öztürk, injured in the left eye, and reporter Ervin, who had been driving and was slightly wounded in the shoulder, were treated at Istanbul’s German hospital where the Reporters Without Borders correspondent visited them. Öztürk has been released from intensive care and will have further tests but will probably lose his eye. “When I was hit, my eye went and I knew something bad had happened,” he said. “A few minutes later I was able to contact the others. We all kept calm but the shooting continued. It’s a miracle we’re still alive.”Cameraman Catkaya was not hit but his camera was. “It probably saved my life,” he said when he arrived in Istanbul. Tamara Urushadze, correspondent of the state-owned Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB), was slightly wounded in the arm by sniper fire while reporting on 15 August.Tzadok Yehezkeli, of the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, broke his leg in several places when he was caught in the Russian bombing of Gori on 12 August. He was operated on at Tibilisi’s Ghudushauri hospital and is out of danger. A group of Israeli journalists was stopped by Russian soldiers in Gori on 14 August. Tzur Sheizaf, of the news website Ynetnews (the online version of Yedioth Ahronoth), was taking pictures near a Russian army checkpoint on the edge of Gori when a soldier stopped him and fired in the air, causing civilian panic. He demanded the keys of the vehicle carrying Sheizaf and three colleagues. Organisation Receive email alerts Three journalists — Giga Chikhladze, correspondent of Russian Newsweek and head of Alania TV, Alexander Klimchuk, head of the photo agency Caucasus Press Images and correspondent for the news agency Itar-Tass, and Stan Storimans, cameraman for the Dutch TV station RTL-4 – have been killed since fighting began in Georgia on 8 August. At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign RSF_en News GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia Sheizaf tried to get back in the vehicle but the soldier pushed him away, fired several shots at the ground in front of the journalist, ordered the other three to get out and drove off in the vehicle. It was returned to them half an hour later with their belongings and passports intact. “By chance, the theft was seen by a Russian commander who disapproved of it,” Sheizaf said. Several media outlets have been ransacked during the fighting. Radio station Atinati went off the air on 13 August after the Russian army destroyed its antenna on the Urta hills, near Zugdidi. Station chief Gia Khasia said troops had taken away all its transmission equipment. Atinati broadcasts in Russian and Georgian with an audience in Abkhazia. It got back on the air using other equipment but with limited range. Russian troops also ransacked the TV station Ergisi, in Senaki, 30 kms from Zugdidi, stealing several video cameras and computers. The station has not been able to resume broadcasting. Lasha Berulava, correspondent for radio station Imedi and the news agency Interpress News, and Murad Partsvania, of the TV station Odishi, were arrested and held for several hours by the Russian army at the Tskemi military base, in the Abasha region. GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia читать на русском June 18, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Georgia News News to go further Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host August 18, 2008 – Updated on August 8, 2018 Three journalists killed since start of fighting, dozens injured and arrested Help by sharing this information July 20, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Trustees postpone boundary discussion

first_imgLocal News Trustees postpone boundary discussion With only four of seven members attending the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting, those attending approved tabling a discussion of rezoning middle and elementary school boundaries until the full panel was present.Nelson Minyard, Delma Abalos and Ray Beaty were not in attendance.Rezoning was to be discussed Tuesday due to overcrowding at some campuses and projected growth.At the elementary level, the far north schools such as Jordan and Buice, are not only overcrowded but are in high-growth areas.During a March 6 work study session, trustees discussed the idea of reconfiguring some elementary schools to grades prekindergarten through second and grades three through five and pairing those schools inside one boundary zone.In other business:Trustees heard an update on progress being made by schools on improvement required status under state accountability standards. ECISD has eight campuses on IR status. Zavala and Noel elementary schools and Ector Middle School are in their fifth year of improvement required.If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Annette Macias, director of assessments, shared test results from the most recent administration of district testing. The tests were a released STAAR exam.She presented a look at how this year’s scores compared to last year’s standards-based assessment given around the same time. It is not an exact comparison because the tests are from different sources but it is an indicator of which areas are improving, which are not, and which ones need attention before state testing begins, the board recap said.Following this presentation, Goliad Elementary gave a quick overview of its results comparing the recent assessment scores with last year’s tests.Approved board constraints which were:The board will not allow its primary time or focus to be on anything other than student performance.The board shall not violate any board- adopted policy or board operating procedure.And the board shall not perform any responsibilities delegated to the superintendent.Approved the consent agenda which included the 2018-19 Gale Pond Alamo year-round school calendar; a request to add diesel tech and teaching pathways to the career and technical education dual credit matrix; and approval of a low attendance waiver.The board also recognized Odessa High School for being revalidated as an AVID National Demonstration School.This distinction goes to only about 1 percent of the 5,600 AVID schools located in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 countries and U.S. territories. As a demonstration school, OHS will continue to be a place for other schools and school districts to visit, observe, and learn how AVID works, the board recap said.AVID stands for Advancement via Individual Determination and is a college preparation program. Twitter Previous articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Shelton State defeats Odessa College at NJCAA National TournamentNext articleShooting threat reported at Ector Middle School admin Twitter Pinterest By admin – March 20, 2018 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

United States Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market and Competitive Landscape Report 2021-2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

first_img Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “US Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market and Competitive Landscape – 2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The latest research US Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights – 2021, provides comprehensive insights into Systemic Lupus Erythematosus pipeline products, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus epidemiology, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus market valuations and forecast, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus drugs sales and competitive landscape in the US. The research is classified into seven sections – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus treatment options, pipeline products, market analysis comprising of epidemiology, key products marketed, market valuations and forecast, drugs sales and market shares. Research Scope:Systemic Lupus Erythematosus pipeline: Find out the products in clinical trials for the treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus by development phase 3, phase 2, and phase 1, by pharmacological class and companies developing the productsSystemic Lupus Erythematosus epidemiology: Find out the number of patients diagnosed (prevalence) with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the USSystemic Lupus Erythematosus drugs: Identify key products marketed and prescribed for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the US, including trade name, molecule name, and companySystemic Lupus Erythematosus drugs sales: Find out the sales revenues of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus drugs in the USSystemic Lupus Erythematosus market valuations: Find out the market size for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus drugs in 2019 in the US. Find out how the market advanced from 2017 and forecast to 2026Systemic Lupus Erythematosus drugs market share: Find out the market shares for key Systemic Lupus Erythematosus drugs in the US Benefits of this Research:Support monitoring and reporting national Systemic Lupus Erythematosus market analysis and sales trendsTrack competitor drugs sales and market share in the US Systemic Lupus Erythematosus marketTrack competitive developments in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus market and present key issues and learningsSynthesize insights for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus market and products to drive business performanceAnswer key business questions about the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus marketEvaluate commercial market opportunity assessment, positioning, and segmentation for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus productsSupports decision making in R&D to long term marketing strategies Key Topics Covered: 1) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Treatments 2) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pipeline 3) US Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Epidemiology 4) Marketed Drugs for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in US 5) US Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market Size and Forecast 6) US Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Products Sales and Forecast 7) US Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market Competitive Landscape 8) Methodology For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/54ryt9 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005749/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH OTHER HEALTH SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 12:11 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 12:11 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005749/en Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter United States Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Market and Competitive Landscape Report 2021-2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.com WhatsApp Previous articleKinesis Launches Visa Card and Banking Program In USNext articlePlaintiffs Announce Proposed $2 Billion Class Settlement in Monsanto Roundup™ Injury Litigation Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more