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Mom loses 0,000 injuries claim after she was pictured tossing a Christmas tree

Mom loses $820,000 injuries claim after she was pictured tossing a Christmas tree

Her case was felled by a Christmas tree throwing competition. A mother has had her $820,000 insurance claim dismissed by a court in Ireland after a picture emerged of her winning a contest to see who could toss a tree the farthest. Kamila Grabska, 36, had claimed that a car accident in 2017 left her with “debilitating pain,” leaving her unable to lift heavy bags and keeping her in bed on bad days, according to disclosures made at Ireland’s High Court and reported by the Irish Independent newspaper. The constant pain in her back, neck and thoracic spine left her unable to lift groceries, do chores or play with her two children, the newspaper reported the disclosures made to the court sitting in Limerick, as saying. She sued RSA Insurance on the basis that she could not work for over five years, claiming for past and future loss of earnings which amounted to around $542,000 of her total claim, according to the Irish Independent. Her case became unstuck when a photo published in the same newspaper almost …

Woman loses £650,000 injury claim after being seen tossing Christmas tree | Ireland

Woman loses £650,000 injury claim after being seen tossing Christmas tree | Ireland

A woman’s £650,000 claim for injuries allegedly suffered during a car crash has been thrown out of court in Ireland after she was pictured winning a Christmas tree-throwing competition. Kamila Grabska, 36, sued an insurance company and said injuries to her back and neck meant she was unable to work for more than five years or play with her children. She claimed she was left with the “disabling” condition after a car she was travelling in was hit from behind in an accident in 2017. However, the woman’s claim was thrown out by a high court judge in Limerick after a photograph came to light showing Grabska throwing a 5ft spruce at a charity event in January 2018. The picture was published in a national newspaper and, while Grabska argued that she was still suffering from her injuries, Justice Carmel Stewart dismissed her claim in part due to the “graphic nature” of the image. Kamila Grabska won the ladies’ section of the Christmas tree-throwing championship in Ennis, Co Clare in 2018. Photograph: Eamon Ward/SWNS “It …

Russian Olympic Committee Loses IOC Suspension Appeal

Russian Olympic Committee Loses IOC Suspension Appeal

Russia’s Olympic Committee lost its appeal Friday to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee’s suspension of Russia for incorporating four sports bodies representing occupied areas of eastern Ukraine. The CAS rejected the appeal Friday, saying that the IOC suspension “did not breach the principles of legality, equality, predictability or proportionality.” The IOC responded to the rejection of the appeal in a statement, saying that they are pleased that the CAS confirmed the decision to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee. The IOC said that their executive board’s decision “followed the unilateral decision taken by the ROC on 5 October 2023 to include, as its members, the regional sports organizations which are under authority of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.” The four regions were Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, all fully or partially occupied by Russian forces since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine two years ago. The ROC appealed to the CAS to revoke the ban, to be recognized as a valid National Olympic Committee and to …

Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship | Shamima Begum

Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship | Shamima Begum

Lawyers for Shamima Begum have vowed to “keep fighting” to bring her home after they failed in a fresh attempt to overturn a decision to remove her British citizenship after the court of appeal ruled against her. Three judges unanimously concluded that the then home secretary, Sajid Javid, had the power to set aside concerns she may have been a victim of child trafficking when she left east London as a schoolgirl and travelled in secret with two friends to live under Islamic State (IS) in 2015. The court also held that Javid had acted lawfully even if it meant Begum, now 24, was effectively stateless – because she theoretically held Bangladeshi citizenship, which applied up to her 21st birthday, at the time of his decision in 2019. An argument raised by her lawyers, that citizenship deprivation disproportionately affected British Muslims, and so was a breach of equalities law, was also dismissed because there is an exemption for cases involving national security. Dame Sue Carr, the head of the court of appeal, said the judges …

Russia loses appeal against Olympics body over suspension – POLITICO

Russia loses appeal against Olympics body over suspension – POLITICO

The Russian Olympic Committee called the IOC’s suspension a “counterproductive decision with obvious political motivations” and filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in November. But the court dismissed the appeal Friday, ruling that the board of the IOC “did not breach the principles of legality, equality, predictability or proportionality.” As a consequence of the suspension, the Russian committee can’t operate as a National Olympic Committee and will not be able to receive any funding from the Olympic Movement. Russian competitors in many sports could still be allowed to participate in this year’s Paris Olympics as so-called neutral athletes, without an accompanying national flag or anthem. The Russian Olympic Committee could not immediately be reached for comment. Source link

Shamima Begum Loses Appeal Over British Citizenship

Shamima Begum Loses Appeal Over British Citizenship

Shamima Begum, who traveled from her home in London to Syria with two friends in 2015 when she was a teenager to join the Islamic State terrorist group, has lost her latest bid to regain her British citizenship. Britain’s Court of Appeal on Friday upheld an earlier tribunal’s ruling that a decision by the government in 2019 to strip Ms. Begum of her citizenship was legal. The decision means that Ms. Begum, now 24, who has been living in a refugee camp in Syria since 2019, cannot return to Britain and remains effectively stateless. Legal experts, however, said her team could challenge Friday’s decision and seek to bring an appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court. Ms. Begum’s case has been the subject of intense debate in Britain after she was interviewed by a reporter with The Times of London in February 2019 in a Syrian refugee camp after Islamic State, also known as ISIS, was forced out of much of its territory. She told the journalist, Anthony Lloyd, that she wanted to return home, and a …

British woman who joined ISIS loses fresh appeal against loss of citizenship – POLITICO

British woman who joined ISIS loses fresh appeal against loss of citizenship – POLITICO

LONDON — Shamima Begum, who left the U.K. to join the ISIS terror group while still in school, has lost another appeal against the British government’s decision to strip her of her citizenship. Begum was 15 when she left her home in London to travel to Syria in 2015. She joined the Islamic State terrorist group, marrying a fellow member shortly after her arrival in Syria. When she was discovered alive in 2019 at a refugee camp in Northern Syria, Begum said she wanted to return to the U.K. But the then-Home Secretary Sajid Javid immediately revoked her British citizenship. Source link

Shamima Begum: East London schoolgirl loses appeal against removal of UK citizenship | UK News

Shamima Begum: East London schoolgirl loses appeal against removal of UK citizenship | UK News

Shamima Begum has lost an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship. The east London schoolgirl, now 24, travelled to Syria in 2015 at the age of 15, before her citizenship was revoked on national security grounds shortly after she was found in a refugee camp in 2019. After a series of legal battles, Ms Begum lost a challenge at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) in February last year – but took her case to the Court of Appeal in October. This morning Dame Sue Carr, one of the appeal judges who ruled on the case, said that they agreed with the commission’s decision on Ms Begum’s citizenship and dismissed her appeal. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 0:41 Shamima Begum loses appeal The judge said: “Ms Begum may well have been influenced and manipulated by others but still have made a calculated decision to travel to Syria and align with ISIL [Islamic State].” She added: “It could be argued the decision in Ms Begum’s case was harsh. It …

Putin loses grip on member of his military alliance – POLITICO

Putin loses grip on member of his military alliance – POLITICO

Tensions came to a head in September when Azerbaijan launched an offensive to retake the Yerevan-backed breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, sparking an exodus of its 100,000 Armenians. Moscow had stationed a peacekeeping force in the region that abandoned its positions ahead of the assault. Days before that, Pashinyan told POLITICO that Moscow’s mission had failed and “as a result of the events in Ukraine, the capabilities of Russia have changed,” making it less willing or able to defend its partners. Armenia, he added, is now working with the EU and the U.S. to carry out a slew of democratic reforms and bolster its democracy. The prime minister’s latest comments come as French Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu visits Armenia on Friday to announce a package of new arms deals expected to include radar equipment and night vision goggles. But despite also hosting an EU border mission, Armenia has thousands of Russian troops stationed in the country and its borders are controlled by Moscow’s security forces. While Pashinyan has previously hinted that those arrangements with Russia …

Tories may face Blackpool byelection as Scott Benton loses suspension appeal | Conservatives

Tories may face Blackpool byelection as Scott Benton loses suspension appeal | Conservatives

Rishi Sunak may face another difficult byelection after an MP lost his appeal against a 35-day suspension from parliament for offering to lobby ministers on behalf of the gambling industry. Scott Benton, the MP for Blackpool South, formerly a Conservative, had asked for a reconsideration of the standards committee verdict that he had committed an “extremely serious breach of the rules”. Benton had offered to lobby ministers on behalf of the gambling industry and leak a confidential policy document for up to £4,000 a month, which the committee found merited a suspension of 35 days, subject to a parliamentary vote. Undercover reporters for the Times posing as representatives of a fake investment fund had approached the MP, who told them he could “call in favours” from colleagues and get “easy access” to ministers when queueing for parliamentary votes. The Commons standards committee said at the time that the message he gave to the undercover reporters was “that he was corrupt and ‘for sale’, and that so were many other members of the house”. “He communicated …