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Enlabs announces Ustinov as new chief executive

first_img Baltic-facing igaming operator Enlabs has appointed George Ustinov, formerly its chief operating officer and chief financial officer, as its new chief executive. Regions: Europe Topics: People Strategy People Tags: Online Gambling Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Enlabs announces Ustinov as new chief executive 11th February 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Baltic-facing igaming operator Enlabs has appointed George Ustinov, formerly its chief operating officer and chief financial officer, as its new chief executive.Ustinov replaces former Catena Media chief Robert Andersson, who has stepped down from his operational assignments with the operator after two years as its president and CEO.A member of the senior management team at Enlabs since 2017, Ustinov will take on his role new having only been appointed as COO in December last year, as part of a reshuffle that saw Adam Jonsson succeed Ustinov as CFO.“I am honoured to have the opportunity to take over leadership for Enlabs, which is a fantastic company with very great opportunities,” Ustinov said. “We operate in an industry that is rapidly changing and our mission is to fulfil our customers’ needs and improve the customer experience through digital solutions.”Outgoing CEO Andersson added: “Being able to hand over the leadership to George after these two years feels extraordinary good. We have worked very closely with each other during this time and with his skills and drive, George is the obvious choice as new president and CEO.”Enlabs’ chairman Niklas Braathen also said: “George, has during his time in the Group, demonstrated the ability to quickly make and implement decisions, has solid knowledge of the Eastern European gaming markets, and possesses the leadership skills that Enlabs continues to develop. “Together with Enlabs’ management team, he will drive Enlabs’ strategy forward, and be able to deliver long-term value for all our shareholders.”The appointment comes after Enlabs last month announced another record-breaking quarterly performance, with Q4 revenue rising 25.3% year-on-year to €11.2m (£9.4m/$12.2m).This contributed to total revenue for 2019 increasing by 29.4% to €39.6m, with growth for the year largely driven by Enlab’s B2C igaming operations, which accounted for €36.4m of the full-year total, up 36.3% from 2018.last_img read more

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 LIVE Streaming: Catch Syed Mushtaq Ali T20…

first_img WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Covers come off as Day 3 to start at 3.30 PM IST; follow Live Updates Mumbai Squad: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Aditya Tare (Vice-Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aakarshit Gomel, Sarfaraz Khan, Siddhesh Lad, Shivam Dube, Shubham Ranjane, Sujit Nayak, Sairaj Patil, Tushar Deshpande, Dhawal Kulkarni, Minad Manjrekar, Prathamesh Dake, Atharva Ankolekar, Shashank Attarde, Shams Mulani, Hardik Tamore, Akash Parkar and Sufiyan Shaikh F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – January 12, 2021 Facebook Twitter Cricket Previous articleInd vs Aus: Brad Haddin praises Rahane’s “outstanding” captaincyNext articleECB and LV Insurance Launch Multi-Year Partnership Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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It will be the first domestic or international cricket event to take place in the country in 10 months since the COVID19 pandemic brought the sport to a screeching halt.When will be Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 Started? – DateSyed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will start from Jan 10 to Jan 31 Novak Djokovic Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Formula 1 LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… Saurashtra Squad: Jaydev Unadkat (Captain), Chirag Jani, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Avi Barot, Harvik Desai, Arpit Vasavada, Samarth Vyas, Vishwarajsinh Jadeja, Chetan Sakariya, Prerak Mankad, Divyarajsinh Chauhan, Vandit Jivrajani, Parth Bhut, Agnivesh Ayachi, Kunal Karamchandani, Yuvraj Chudasama, Himalay Barad, Kushang Patel, Parth Chauhan, and Devang KaramtaBengal Squad: Anustup Majumdar (captain), Shreevats Goswami (vice-captain), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Sudi Chatterjee, Ishan Porel, Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Vivek Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed, Arnab Nandi, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, Abhishek Das, Mohammed Kaif, Aritra Chatterjee, Suvankar Bal, Writtick Chatterjee, Prayas Ray Barman, Kaif Ahmed, Ravi Kant Singh.UP Squad : Priyam Garg (captain), Karn Sharma (vice-captain), Suresh Raina, Rinku Singh, Madhav Kaushik, Samarth Singh, Shubham Choubey, Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), Aryan Juyal (wicketkeeper), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohsin Khan, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh, Shanu Saini.Delhi Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ishant Sharma, Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Kshitiz Sharma, Jonty Sidhu, Hiten Dalal, Lalit Yadav, Shivank Vashisth, Manjot Kalra, Siddhant Sharma, Anuj Rawat (wk), Pradeep Sangwan, Simranjeet Singh, Pawan Negi, Ayush Badoni, Vaibhav Kandpal, Lakshay Thareja (wk), Pawan Suyal, Karan Dagar.Tamil Nadu Squad: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Vijay Shankar (vice-captain), B Aparajith, B Indrajith, M Shahrukh Khan, C Hari Nishaanth, K B Arun Karthik, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, N Jagadeesan, Aswin Crist, M Mohammed, G Periyasamy, Sandeep Warrier, J Kousik, R Sonu Yadav, M Ashwin, R Sai Kishore, M Siddharth, L Suryapprakash, R S Jaganath Sinivas. Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 LIVE Streaming: Catch Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 matches Live in India Cricket Football Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini vs Cameron Norrie, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know Cricket CricketSportSport NewsSyed Mushtaq Ali T20 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Suresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’When will the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 final be Played ?Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 final will be played on Jan 31.What Time Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 matches Will begin? TimeSyed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 matches Will begin at 12:00 pm ISTWhat are the venues for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021? – VenueSyed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will be played  Bengaluru, Kolkata, Vadodara, Indore, Chennai, Mumbai, AhmedabadWhich TV channels will Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 broadcast?Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. The leading Indian Broadcaster has made arrangements to broadcast the games in Multiple languages and on multiple network channels.Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: Total Number of teamTotal Number of team in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 is 38Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: Total Number of Groups6 (Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E, Plate)Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021: teams SquadsMaharashtra Squad: Rahul Tripathi (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Naushad Shaikh, Kedar Jadhav, Ranjeet Nikam, Azim Kazi, Nikhil Naik (wicketkeeper), Vishant More (wicketkeeper), Satyajeet Bachhav, Taranjeet Singh Dhillon, Shamshuzma Kazi, Pradeep Dadhe, Mukesh Choudhary, Manoj Ingle, Divyang Hingankar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Jagdish Zope, Swapnil Gugale, Dhanraj Pardeshi, Sunny Pandit.Kerala Squad: Sanju Samson (C), Sachin Baby (VC), Jalaj Saxena, Robin Uthappa, Vishnu Vinod, Salman Nizar, Basil Thampi, S Sreesanth, Nidheesh MD, Asif KM, Akshay Chandran, Midhun PK, Abhishek Mohan SL, Vinoop S Manoharan, Mohammed Azharuddeen M, Rohan S Kunnummal, Midhun S, Vatsal Govind Sharma, Rojith KG, Sreeroop M P. Sport News ATP Tour TAGSHow to watch LIVE Syed Mushtaq Ali T20Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 LIVE StreamingSyed Mushtaq Ali T20 matches Live in IndiaSyed Mushtaq Ali trophy 2021 SHARE ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Drizzles back to haunt IND vs NZ final in Southampton Bett1Open 2021 Final: Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova, head to head, live stream, all you need to know New sensation “Psychic” lion succesfully predicts four Euro matcheslast_img read more

Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgChellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cuba eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV

first_imgBy E. Catalinotto,Certified Nurse MidwifeCuba became the first country certified by the World Health Organization as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.‘A human life is worth more than all the gold of the richest man onearth.’ Che Guevara’s comment fits Cuba’s socialist medical system.“Cuba’s success demonstrates that universal access and universal health coverage … are the key to success, even against challenges as daunting as HIV,” said Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas, in a June 30 news release. “This is a celebration for Cuba and a celebration for children and families everywhere.”Globally, about 1.4 million women living with HIV become pregnant each year. Without treatment, up to 45 percent of their babies will become infected. Medication for mother and newborn can bring that down to about 1 percent.This writer — who provided prenatal care to HIV-positive women and was involved in research to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV during the early 1990s in the United States — was not surprised to see Cuba’s achievement. The Cuban medical system has an excellent record of providing the best care available to everyone by focusing on the population’s needs, with no focus on profits.AIDS was first identified in 84 Cubans who were among 300,000 military personnel returning from Africa in the 1980s, where they played a crucial role in defeating apartheid forces in Angola. A nationwide screening program began in 1986, when Cuban scientists developed their own HIV test, despite the economic and information blockade that hinders scientific exchange. (American Journal of Public Health, May 1991) Eighty percent of the sexually active population, about 3.5 million people, were screened; 268 HIV-positive individuals were identified.Testing and tracing of sexual contacts followed standard public health procedures, but more thoroughly than in other countries, according to the Health and Human Rights Journal, September 2009. One of those first measures was quarantine (1986-1989), later replaced by outpatient treatment, education and patient peer groups. Since 1988, HIV education has also been part of Cuba’s school curriculum starting in the fifth grade.The quarantine period was not directed at gay and bisexual men — who were then only 21 percent of those who tested positive. Women formed the same percentage of the infected. Currently, men who have sex with men are a majority of HIV-positive people in Cuba.After the development in 1996 of highly active anti-retroviral treatment (HAART), Cuba bought ART drugs for all children with AIDS and their mothers, at a cost of $14,000 per person per year. The Cuban medical organizations and government prioritized this expense despite Cuba’s deep economic crisis in the mid-1990s after the collapse of the USSR and as the U.S. blockade deepened under President Bill Clinton. Since 1998, Cuba has been producing its own low-cost generic HIV medications.In addition to this latest achievement in mother-child health, Cuba has the lowest infant mortality rate in the Americas. It also leads the world in numbers of health care workers sent to respond to the Ebola epidemic.“After the devastating [2010] earthquake in impoverished Haiti, Cuba sent the largest medical contingent and cared for 40 percent of the victims. Following the Kashmir earthquake of 2005, Cuba sent 2,400 medical workers to Pakistan and treated more than 70 percent of those affected.” (Guardian, Dec. 3, 2014)While the U.S. and Europe suck health care workers out of poor countries, Cuba established the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) and has graduated more than 20,000 doctors from over 123 countries since 1998.Cuban immunologists have made several vaccination breakthroughs — for meningitis B, hepatitis B and lung cancer. (Wired Magazine, May 11, 2015) Cuba also launched a vaccination campaign against malaria, which affects mainly children, in 15 West African countries and restored the sight of 3.5 million people in Latin America. (Huffington Post Aug. 8, 2014)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Three years after attack on journalists in Ingushetia, investigation is stalled

first_img Follow the news on Russia Читать на русском / Read in RussianThe investigation into a violent attack on a group of journalists and human rights defenders near the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya, in the Russian Caucasus, exactly three years ago, has stalled. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to keep their promise to identify those responsible.Will impunity prevail yet again? No suspect has yet been identified although it was one of the most shocking attacks on journalists in recent years in Russia. The Ingush investigators’ refusal to allow Andrei Sabinin, one of the victims’ lawyers, to have access to the case file was ruled legal by an Ingush court last month.The attack occurred against a backdrop of intimidation by the Chechen authorities, but no Chechen official has been questioned. Although the investigation’s complete closure was narrowly avoided in 2017, it has ground to a complete halt.The attack on a minibus carrying journalists and human rights activists on 9 March 2016 caused an outcry in Russia. The victims included Swedish journalist Maria Persson Löfgren, Norwegian journalist Øystein Windstad, and four Russian journalists – Egor Skovoroda, Alexandra Elagina, Anton Prusakov and Mikhail Solunin.They were on a tour of the Russian Caucasus organized by the Committee to Prevent Torture, a Russian NGO, and had just crossed from Chechnya into the neighbouring Russian republic of Ingushetia when around 20 masked men blocked their way, beat them up and set fire to the minibus.Several of the journalists had to be treated in a local hospital. Their equipment was destroyed in the fire. A few hours after the attack, masked gunmen ransacked the Committee to Prevent Torture’s local office in Ingushetia.In response to the ensuing outcry, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, described the attack on the minibus as “intolerable” and said everything would be done to solve it. “We count on the security forces to take the most active measures to look for and find the perpetrators,” he said. But Chechen presidential spokesman Alvi Karimov criticized RSF for emphasizing the climate of impunity and intimidation prevailing in the region.“Allowing such a shocking attack to go unpunished would send another disastrous signal to journalists investigating human rights violations in the Russian Caucasus,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The federal and local authorities have a duty to honour the promises made at the highest government level and Russia’s international obligations with regard to the safety of journalists.”RSF points out that governments are required by many UN resolutions to conduct “impartial, speedy, thorough, independent and effective” investigations into acts of violence against journalists.Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The situation is worsening steadily in Chechnya, which is a news and information “black hole” within Russia. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 21, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further March 8, 2019 Three years after attack on journalists in Ingushetia, investigation is stalled News News Help by sharing this information Related documents cp_napadenie_na_zhurnalistov_v_ingushetii.pdfPDF – 110.45 KB Organisation center_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expression Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF_en Credit : Denis Siniakov / Mediazona RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expression News News Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Massoud Hamid, winner of 2005 Reporters Without Borders Internet Freedom Prize, released at end of prison sentence

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release from prison on 23 July of Massoud Hamid, winner of the 2005 Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Internet Freedom Prize, at the end of a three-year sentence for posting photos online of a pro-Kurdish demonstration in Damascus. It noted that he had been “frequently ill-treated during his totally unjustified” sentence and said it was “disgusting” that he had been jailed simply for exercising his right to speak freely.Hamid, a journalism student, was released a day before his sentence officially ended and returned to his family home in the Kurdish town of Derbesye, in northern Syria. Scores of villagers went to the house to welcome him despite police sent there to prevent them.He was held in solitary confinement during his first year in Adra prison, in a suburb of Damascus, and was not allowed to see a doctor, or read in his cell or wear glasses, which badly damaged his eyesight. He staged several fruitless hunger-strikes in protest, suffers from back pain and is due to have tests in hospital.He had been arrested on 24 July 2003 as he was taking an exam at Damascus University. After a mockery of a trial, the state security court sentenced him on 10 October 2004 to three years in prison for “belonging to a secret organisation” and “trying to annex part of Syria to another country.”A month before he was arrested, he had sent photos of a peaceful demonstration on 25 June that year in front of UNICEF offices in Damascus to a German-based Kurdish-language website (www.amude.com). He won the Internet Freedom prize on 7 December 2005 and had been adopted while in prison by the Maison de la presse in Charleroi (Belgium), the radio station NRJ (Belgium), The Link (Canada), and Spanish media outlets Varios Foros, Periodicom.com, Interviu, and El Mundo, as well as the Colexio de Xornalistas in Galicia.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release from prison on 23 July of Massoud Hamid (photo), winner of the 2005 Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France Internet Freedom Prize, at the end of a three-year sentence for posting photos online of a pro-Kurdish demonstration in Damascus. It noted that he had been “frequently ill-treated during his totally unjustified” sentence. News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syria Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria February 3, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more July 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Massoud Hamid, winner of 2005 Reporters Without Borders Internet Freedom Prize, released at end of prison sentence to go further RSF_en News March 8, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Lukpan Akhmedyarov: “The judicial system has become a way of hounding independent news media”

first_img News Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal October 30, 2020 Find out more This is an exclusive Reporters Without Borders interview with Lukpan Akhmedyarov, a Kazakh journalist who will receive the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism at a ceremony in Washington today. Akhmedyarov was the target of a murder attempt in April and has been subjected to judicial persecution ever since.—-Reporters Without Borders : Lukpan Akhmedyarov, can you tell us about the lawsuits you are facing?Lukpan Akhmedyarov: Lawsuits and demands for millions of tenge (tens of thousands of euros) in damages have become routine. But curiously, in the case of our newspaper, Uralskaya Nedelya, it is only senior officials who are filing lawsuits and the lawsuits only concern articles about government corruption. In all these cases, the plaintiffs claim they have been defamed and demand exorbitant damages well in excess of their annual income. And the courts always accede to their requests.Personally, I have no doubt that the latest lawsuit filed by local deputy governor Abzal Braliyev will be successful and that I and my newspaper will again be asked to pay millions of tenge. In murder cases, judges order no more than a million tenge in compensation, but journalists who are supposed to have defamed an official are asked to pay 5 to 10 million tenge (30,000 to 60,000 euros). It is impossible for a journalist or a newspaper to comply with such rulings.The law clearly states that court decisions must respect the principles of rationality and legality and must be capable of being carried out. But all the court rulings issued against us have been completely impracticable. How can this encourage respect for the judicial system and the law?RWB: Under Kazakhstan’s laws, libel suits automatically target both the article’s author and the newspaper in which it is published. What steps are you taking to protect yourselves and demonstrate the accuracy of what you reported?LA: We (…) produce evidence, including documentary evidence, to support our claims but the courts always side with the authorities. Right now, we have gone to the supreme court to contest the ruling issued against us as a result of a complaint by Tlekkabyl Imashev, a senior official. We were ordered to pay 5 million tenge in damages, and this was upheld on appeal. We intend to exhaust all the appeal possibilities. At the same time, we are awaiting a ruling on the lawsuit brought by a member of the financial police, Arman Kojakhmetov, who is demanding 3 million tenge (approx. 18,000 euros) in damages. Again, I am not deluding myself about the probable outcome. Braliyev’s suit is the third one against me.RWB: Why are you so sceptical about your chances of demonstrating your good faith and obtaining justice?LA: Because I see how these trials are conducted. It is clear to me that the authorities want to get rid of Uralskaya Nedelya and get rid of a journalist who annoys them. At the same time, they are trying to make it look legal. In practice, local senior officials control the court and rulings are handed down “by phone call.” In our city, Uralsk, for example, the same judge, Batykgul Baymagambetova, handles all lawsuits by local officials against our newspaper. It is hard to believe that this is a coincidence. We assume they trust her with all these cases because she issues rulings in a predictable and guaranteed fashion.Her rulings have been full of irregularities. Last week we submitted six motions to recuse her. That our motions were rejected is one thing, but it was the judge herself who personally examined and rejected the last four motions. A judge who examines motions for her own removal? This is legal nonsense, but it is standard practice in Kazakhstan.RWB: And yet you are appealing against all of these decisions before higher courts. Do you think they provide better defence and protection?LA: No. If I could ask for the entire Kazakh judicial system to be recused, I would. We appeal to higher courts in order to eventually refer the case to the European Court of Human Rights. You cannot do that without exhausting all possibilities of legal recourse at the national level first. We have no illusions about Kazakh justice. It will always do what the politicians want. These cases are the best possible proof that objective and independent justice does not exist in Kazakhstan. It is a sort of experiment, if you like, the result of which we unfortunately all know in advance.RWB: So you think the courts never rule in favour of journalists and news media?LA: Yes. It pains me to see how the judicial system is used against society. Sure, you could say: “Big deal! A small provincial newspaper, Uralskaya Nedelya, is going to disappear but there are thousands of others. There is no reason to worry.” But even if Uralskaya Nedelya is a provincial newspaper, is it very important for the local community. As all the other media are controlled by the authorities, Uralskaya Nedelya has become the only source of alternative news and information, the only one that respects the principles of honest journalism and allows views to be freely expressed. If our newspaper did not exist, people would lose hope of social change. There are no longer many newspapers like this in Kazakhstan. There will soon be no more pluralism in Kazakhstan if newspapers like ours disappear.RWB: Aren’t you afraid that the damages awards will ruin your family?LA: The exorbitant damages no longer worry me. There is no way I will be able to pay them because my earnings are very modest (…) In the course of ten years of working as a journalist, I have been sued many times because of what I wrote. My adversaries have always been senior officials or the heads of big firms linked to the government. The officials responsible for ensuring that court decisions are legal have not objected to any of the illegal rulings against me. I regretfully have to say that in Kazakhstan the judicial system has become a way of harassing the news media.Interviewed by Rozlana Taukina for Reporters Without Borders(Picture: Uralskaya Nedelya) RSF_en News January 15, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 12, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lukpan Akhmedyarov: “The judicial system has become a way of hounding independent news media” Follow the news on Kazakhstan to go furthercenter_img News Help by sharing this information February 5, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Organisation Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Police Monitoring Situation at Local Gun Store

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty On Tuesday, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said that the city’s police department is monitoring a local gun store in conjunction with the state’s Safe at Home order.The order mandates all non-essential businesses close to help preserve social distancing. However, so far no decision has been made on gun stores, according to Perez.Perez said he drove by Turner’s Outdoorsman on Arroyo Parkway to personally assess things on Tuesday.“We are monitoring the situation,” Perez told Pasadena Now. “There is not a wave of people there buying guns,” Perez said. “We are waiting for some guidance from the state. They know our concern but a determination has not been made.”A store manager at Turner’s Outdoorsman answered the phone on Tuesday, but would not say if the store was open or would be closing and referred all calls to the company’s headquarters located in San Bernardino County.No one picked up the phone when Pasadena Now called the business headquarters.It is not known if other outlets that sell firearms remain open.According to the city’s order people are required to remain at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. Like the orders released by the county, Los Angeles and Long Beach, the city’s order does not require gun stores to close, however gun stores do not appear on the list of essential businesses that can continue to operate.The mandates were issued to help stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. As of Tuesday afternoon at least 414,000 people were infected globally. In Pasadena, six people have tested positive for the virus.The order has been revised once. In that revision, beauty shops and barber shops were ordered to close.Earlier in the day, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva demanded gun stores shut down or be fined, or risk losing their business license.Villanueva said Tuesday that the stores are violating the county and state order that only allows essential businesses to operate during the Safe at Home order.Pasadena has its own police force, and Villanueva cannot close businesses here.“We will be closing them, they are not an essential function,” Villanueva told Fox11 about gun shops. “I’m a supporter of the Second Amendment, I’m a gun owner myself, but now you have the mixture of people that are not formerly gun owners and you have a lot more people at home. Public Safety Pasadena Police Monitoring Situation at Local Gun Store Turner’s Outdoorsman can remain open for now By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 1:11 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Community News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 51 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Newslast_img read more

Call for resignations over appointment row

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Patricia RyanLIMERICK theatre producer Richie Ryan has called for the immediate resignation of City Manager Conn Murray, Committee Chairman Pat Cox and Chief Executive Patricia Ryan from the board of Limerick City of Culture 2014.Mr Ryan of CentreStage Theatre School was commenting on Ms Ryan’s controversial appointment as chief executive of Limerick City of Culture, without the job being advertised. Ms Ryan, a former adviser to former European Parliament President, Pat Cox, was appointed on Mr Murray’s recommendation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Richie Ryan, the appointment highlights the ineptitude, arrogance and unacceptable manner in which the City of Culture team is treating many Limerick artists. He described the situation as “embarrassing” and said it highlights the total disregard for public funding.“The wink and nod mentality seems rampant in the board structure of The Limerick City of Culture at this time. The management structure raises serious questions when it comes to allocation of resources to the dedicated local theatre practitioners during what has the potential to be a very invigorating time for culture in Limerick City,” said Mr Ryan.He said he has lost confidence in Conn Murray, Pat Cox and Patricia Ryan to steer Limerick City of Culture 2014 with any meaningful transparency or accountability at this time.“I call for their immediate resignation from the executive board. I am sure that this situation would not be tolerated in any other major city in Ireland.”Cllr Tom Shortt, who represented Limerick City Council on the board of the Belltable Theatre for four years, has also said that Patricia Ryan, “must step down now”.He claims Ms Ryan is without any expertise or experience in the demanding world of arts management.“This has gripped the public imagination in Limerick and people are shocked by the arrogance of it.“This is a deeply flawed appointment. For the success and the integrity of the City of Culture project, Ms Ryan must step down. The position must be advertised immediately and a chief executive must be properly recruited,” he declared.Meanwhile, Cllr Joe Leddin said he has “absolute confidence” in Ms Ryan as CEO of the City of Culture project and in its board.“I have met Patricia on a few occasions and I believe she has the professional experience and the ability to ensure that Limerick 2014 will be a hugely successful event,” he said.Speaking at City Hall this week City and County Manager, Conn Murray, told council members that he was satisfied there was no breach of recruitment regulations. He also revealed that the City of Culture project was under pressure to secure a chief executive because of funding delays.“I’m very confident the person in place is the right person to do the job for Limerick,” said Murray. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsCall for resignations over appointment rowBy Alan Jacques – November 28, 2013 904 Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Facebook Conn’s new role on immigrant group Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSConn MurrayLimerick City of Culture 2014Music LimerickPat CoxPatricia Ryan center_img Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Twitter Email WhatsApp Previous articleUL Basketball to be streamed live this weekendNext articleCalls for help from St Vincent de Paul Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more