France must reject Bulgaria’s request to investigate Bulgarian journalist, RSF says

first_img Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en According to Tchobanov’s lawyers, complying with this Bulgarian request for cooperation would inevitably lead to a violation of his basic rights – rights that are protected by the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, in particular, the right to the protection of the confidentiality of sources. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the French judicial authorities to reject a European Investigation Order (EIO) issued by Bulgaria that targets Atanas Tchobanov, a Bulgarian journalist resident in France. RSF fears that this arbitrary order could threaten the confidentiality of journalistic sources. News Crédit: Médiapart August 29, 2019 France must reject Bulgaria’s request to investigate Bulgarian journalist, RSF says News The editor of the Bulgarian investigative news website Bivol, Tchobanov learned on 2 August that he is the subject of an EIO that prosecutors in Sofia had sent to their counterparts in France. RSF supports the written request that his lawyers have sent to the French prosecutor’s office and French foreign ministry, asking them not to comply. Organisation Tchobanov is currently under suspicion in Bulgaria of complicity in a leak from the Bulgarian tax department. But he does not know the nature of the investigations requested by the Bulgarian prosecutors, who just said they intended to ask the French judicial authorities to question him. June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Bivol has been responsible for exposing many cases of corruption in Bulgaria, with the result that Tchobanov has been the target of many threats and judicial proceedings. He has also received many journalistic awards. This EIO is just that latest of many attempts by the Bulgarian authorities to silence him. Receive email alertscenter_img BulgariaEurope – Central AsiaFrance Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment “The Bulgarian prosecutor’s office is trying to misuse a European cooperation mechanism to intimidate a renowned investigative journalist,” said Paul Coppin, the head of RSF’s legal unit. “We are concerned that this request could result in a violation of the confidentiality of sources and a violation of Atanas Tchobanov’s freedom of expression. For these reasons, we ask the French judicial authorities not to execute this order.” June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News But the EIO could include a request to confiscate working documents and data storage devices from Tchobanov, as well as Bivol’s servers  (which are located in France) – all of which are likely to contain confidential information about Bivol’s sources. Under article 694-31of the French code of criminal procedure, a judge can refuse to cooperate with an EIO from a judicial authority in another European Union member state if there are serious grounds for believing that the EIO is incompatible with European human rights law. Bulgaria is ranked 111th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more BulgariaEurope – Central AsiaFrance Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says The Bulgarian authorities accuse Tchobanov of having a conversation with a hacker two weeks before the tax data leak and they claim that this is evidence of his complicity. Tchobanov denies this, pointing out that the leaked data was sent to several media outlets, including Bivol, and that Bivol did not publish the information because it was unable to verify it.last_img read more

Wanted man charged after soliciting call

first_img Facebook Pinterest Wanted man charged after soliciting call Twitter Local NewsCrime Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 31Next articleBlack History Month kicks off with evening of stars admin David Duran A man was charged on multiple warrants out of Tarrant and Reeves County Monday night outside of 7-Eleven.Police first responded to the incident around 9:36 p.m. Monday at 7-Eleven, 1000 N. Dixie Blvd., in reference to a solicitor call, an Odessa Police Department news release said.Upon arrival, officers made contact with a man matching the suspect’s description, who initially gave officers a fake name but was later identified as 28-year-old David Duran.The release stated Duran had two felony warrants out of Tarrant County, and was charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail felony.Jail records show Duran was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Tuesday. No bonds had been set as of Wednesday afternoon. Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – January 31, 2018 last_img read more

Parliament Session To Begin On 14th September 2020 [Read Notifications]

first_imgNews UpdatesParliament Session To Begin On 14th September 2020 [Read Notifications] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Sep 2020 5:58 AMShare This – xThe President of India has issued an order summoning Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on 14th September, 2020.The notification to this effect has been published in the official gazette. Lok Sabha Session will begin at 9am whereas the Rajya Sabha at 3pm.Article 85 empowers the President of India, form time to time summon each House of Parliament to meet at such time and place as he thinks fit. It…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe President of India has issued an order summoning Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on 14th September, 2020.The notification to this effect has been published in the official gazette. Lok Sabha Session will begin at 9am whereas the Rajya Sabha at 3pm.Article 85 empowers the President of India, form time to time summon each House of Parliament to meet at such time and place as he thinks fit. It also provides that six months shall not intervene between its last sitting in one session and the date appointed for its first sitting in the next session. The Budget session of Parliament had adjourned sine die on March 23 due to outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier, Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs had reportedly recommended that the Monsoon Session of Parliament be held from September 14 to October 1. According to them, there will be in total 18 sittings and its dates will be notified later in the day.Read Notifications   Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

5 hurt, suspect in custody after shooting at Minnesota health clinic: Police

first_imgKMSP-TVBy Emily Shapiro, ABC News(BUFFALO, Minn.) — Five people are hurt and a suspect is in custody after a shooting at the Allina Health Clinic Crossroads campus in Buffalo, Minnesota, on Tuesday, the Buffalo police said.Law enforcement is “very familiar with the suspect,” identified as 67-year-old Greg Ulrich of Buffalo, said Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke and Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer. Authorities believe this was a targeted incident and that he acted alone, Budke and Deringer said.“There is no information at this point that leads us to believe there is any nexus with any type of domestic terrorism,” Budke said.Five patients were transported from the clinic to local hospitals after the shooting, which was reported at 10:54 a.m., said Kelly Spratt, president of Buffalo Hospital. Their conditions were not released.The suspect also had improvised explosive devices, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said.Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar tweeted that Buffalo, about 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis, is “not far from where I grew up.”“So sad for all those there at clinic and those injured and praying for their recovery,” she tweeted. “Thanks to those saving lives right now. Gun violence must stop.”ABC News’ Josh Hoyos contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Business leaders can learn much from head teachers

first_imgBusinessleaders could learn a few lessons from head teachers about people management, asurvey by an education and management consultancy has revealed. Headteachers use a wider and more versatile range of leadership skills thanbusiness leaders, contributing directly to the performance and motivation oftheir staff, claimed the report by consultancy Hay McBer.The report,called Lessons of Leadership, compared 200 business leaders and 200 headteachers against a model of effective leadership. It found that only two-thirdsof top business leaders were able to build teams and develop the capabilitiesof their staff, compared with all of the head teachers surveyed.The reportalso identified that business leaders had less flexible leadership styles. As agroup they were found to expect high standards rather than provide instruction,would take over tasks if they were worried about quality and were not keen onletting people make mistakes as “development opportunities”. While thisapproach keeps standards high, claimed the report, over the long term itdiminishes a sense of responsibility, recognition and team commitment. RussellHobby, co-author of the report and consultant with Hay management, said, “Headteachers are versatile in the way they handle people, and business leaders aregood at strategy and pulling data into a vision.” The reportalso credited business leaders for their ability to build responsibility byprimarily supporting their employees in taking calculated risks to achievegoals. Hobby said,“In business, increasing the capability of the team is a competitive advantage.You need to have good people to think of new strategies and implement them. “Businessleaders can learn from head teachers by showing people where they fit in to theoverall picture.” Business leaders can learn much from head teachersOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today By HelenGilbert Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Ladbrokes adds 1,000 staff as bets go tax-free

first_imgLadbrokes adds 1,000 staff as bets go tax-freeOn 4 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Ladbrokes is approaching its recruitment target of 1,000 new staff to meetexpansion plans. The bookmaker has filled two-thirds of its posts in the past six months,ahead of changes to the gaming laws in October. The company advertised through traditional channels, such as local papersand on its website. It also targeted students by advertising on university websites and through developing links with the National Association of StudentRecruiters. Ros Barker, worldwide HR director at Ladbrokes, said, “There is nomagic formula. It has been a lot of hard work at grass-root-levels and we havebeen able to mobilise our line managers and HR team to do that.” Ladbrokes’ expansion plans are based on the expectation of increasedturnover following the new gaming laws. The Government will remove the bettingtax on customers’ wagers and replace it with a tax on bookmakers’ grossprofits. Barker said, “Taking the betting tax off customers will give them moremoney to bet with. This will mean that we need more staff in shops to servicebets. There have been suggestions that tax-free betting will result in a 40 percent increase in turnover.” The bulk of the new jobs have been created in existing betting shops acrossthe UK and call centres in London and Liverpool. Ladbrokes employed about11,000 staff before the recruitment drive started. Recruits who join Ladbrokes as cashiers will go through a six-week trainingprogramme covering topics such as introducing odds, bet payment, socialresponsibility and shop technology. www.ladbrokes.co.uk By Karen Higginbottom Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Dixie State beats Saint Katherine College 86-48

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Jacob Nicolds had 14 points and nine rebounds as Dixie State easily beat Saint Katherine College 86-48.Jarod Greene had 12 points and nine rebounds for Dixie State. Dason Youngblood added three blocks.Johnnie Coleman had 19 points for the Firebirds. Darius Jackson added 12 points and seven rebounds and D’angelo Fields had seven rebounds. Associated Press December 5, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State beats Saint Katherine College 86-48 Tags: Dixie State Trailblazers Basketball Written bylast_img read more

USA: Norfolk Ship Repair Restores Local Oysters

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: local April 23, 2014 Industry news As one of the Elizabeth River’s premier stewards, Norfolk Ship Repair continues to lead in world-class environmental efforts. One such initiative is restoring the river’s native oyster population. NSR built a large oyster reef several years ago and now is raising an abundance of juvenile oysters (called “spat”) in floating cages.These juveniles will grow from pinhead size to up to 3 inches in diameter in the nine to 12 months they are kept in the cages. When the oysters reach adult size, they will be transplanted onto the reef and a new batch of spat will be put in the cages.So why is replenishing the oyster population so important? Oysters filter algae and suspended materials as they feed – an adult Atlantic Oyster can purify as much as 50 gallons of water each day.Steve Guajardo, who works in NSR’s Environmental Department, has planted oysters in the shipyard since the program began. He cares for the spat by removing crabs and rinsing off the algal growth every two weeks. In addition to the shipyard’s own oyster restoration project, the Environmental Department has mentored two other local ship repair companies on oyster rearing – providing them with several thousand oysters and floating cages.Mike Ewing, an NSR environmental manager, said, “We are confident that our restoration project will eventually yield a genetic strain that is more tolerant of the diseases that have decimated native oysters, and that our next generation will see an improvement in water quality in the Chesapeake Bay as these revised oyster populations thrive.” [mappress]Press Release, April 23, 2014; Image: BAE Systems View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: Navy USA: Norfolk Ship Repair Restores Local Oysterscenter_img View post tag: ship View post tag: Oysters Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Norfolk Ship Repair Restores Local Oysters View post tag: repair View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Restores Share this articlelast_img read more

Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Wraps Up

first_img View post tag: Weeks View post tag: Navy View post tag: Seattle Seafair View post tag: News by topic The 66th annual Seattle Seafair (SSF) concluded Aug. 2 when U.S. Navy ships USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Gridley (DDG 101) and USS Dewey (DDG 105) departed from the Port of Seattle.During the five day fleet week, thousands of guests from the Seattle area came out to visit with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from the U.S. and Canada.The parade of ships along with a US Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration kicked off SSF Fleet Week 2015, July 29 as local spectators observed U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Canadian ships and aircraft circling around downtown Seattle’s Elliott Bay.This year’s event also included performances by the Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team, multiple performances by the Navy Band Northwest and a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief seminar.[mappress mapid=”16611″]Image: US Navy Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Wraps Up Share this article Authorities View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Wraps Up View post tag: Wraps Up August 6, 2015 View post tag: americaslast_img read more

ND/SMC Irish Dance Team to perform annual showcase

first_imgNotre Dame junior Katy Wahl and Saint Mary’s senior Mary Kate McLaughlin talk about the upcoming Irish Dance Team showcase, “We Got the Beat,”  and dance team members practice for the performance during a dress rehearsal Thursday. Video by Brian LachThe Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s College Irish Dance Team will perform its annual showcase, titled “We Got the Beat,” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Washington Hall.The show, a series of dances to popular music as well as traditional Irish music, is the Irish Dance Team’s biggest fundraiser of the year, team co-president and Saint Mary’s senior Mary Kate McLaughlin said.“It helps us fund our trips to Ireland and things like that,” she said. “We just love doing our show. It’s a lot of work. We put a lot of hours into it, especially during this week, but it’s a lot of fun.”Irish dance is known for its fast footwork, rhythmic but graceful movement and traditional Irish costumes.“If anyone has ever seen Riverdance or Feet of Flames, that’s very similar to what we do,” team co-president and Notre Dame junior Katy Wahl said. “Very high intensity, more than what people would realize. It’s a real workout; it’s all with your feet. No arms — your arms have to stay by your side. It’s fun. It’s just different.”McLaughlin said while team members, which include about 60 woman and one man, have a range of experience, they have all had some training, and many have been Irish dancing for a decade or more.“We all kind of range from different dancing abilities,” she said. “There’s some of us who are really just in it for fun and for performing, and then just did it for a few years, and then there’s other girls on the team who have been doing it their whole lives, who have gone to nationals, worlds, things like that. It’s a variety of abilities on our team.”Wahl said there are a number of types of dances, both solo and team, which could use either a soft, ballet-like shoe or a hard, tap-like shoe. She said the ND/SMC team is divided into soft- and hard-shoe teams.“There are two shoes that you wear in Irish dance, soft and hard. The soft shoe is kind of like a ballet slipper, and the hard shoe is similar to a tap shoe, but it’s a lot heavier and it has a wooden bottom. The Blue team only does soft shoe, and the Gold team does both soft and hard,” Wahl said. Emily McConville | The Observer Members of the Notre Dame/Irish Dance team perform a dance from their annual showcase, “We Got the Beat,” during a dress rehearsal Thursday.McLaughlin said she prefers team dances because of the opportunity for collaboration.“I like more of the team camaraderie as opposed to solo, [which] is a lot more on your own, and you’re kind of against everyone,” she said. “When you’re on a team, it’s all people from your school that you are friends with. Teams are more fun for me.”Wahl said the benefit of solo dances is the ability to make a dance one’s own.“With solo steps, those steps are unique to each dance school, so everyone you’re dancing with is going to be doing a different step at the same time,” she said. “For me, those are really fun because it’s who can impress the judges more, who can get in their face more, whose steps are fuller and better.”McLaughlin said team members perform several times per year, including during basketball halftimes and football pep rallies. In addition, eight dancers go to the All-Ireland Irish Dance Championship every fall near Dublin, where they perform a traditional ceili dance. McLaughlin said the Notre Dame/Saint Mary’s ceili team, often the only Americans at the competition, have won first place each year they competed.“It’s great to be able to be able to go over there and represent both Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, and it was even better to bring back the gold now four times in a row for our team,” she said. “That was really amazing. It’s definitely a nerve-racking experience being there with all the other teams that were all from Ireland or England.”This weekend’s performance will include contemporary music by artists such as Taylor Swift in addition to traditional numbers and the dance that won the ceili team its first-place prize in Ireland. McLaughlin said team members choreograph many of the dances themselves.“That’s a lot of the fun part too,” McLaughlin said. “Everyone gets to be creative and come up with their own dance.”McLaughlin, who started Irish dancing at the age of four, said she intends to become certified to teach dancing after college.“It’s fun — just performing in general, big events like [the showcase], that’s what I have the most fun doing,” she said. “But knowing that you put so much work into something, and then seeing the final product and getting to perform in front of an audience and all these people, it’s really rewarding.”Tags: Irish dance, Katy Wahl, Mary Kate McLaughlinlast_img read more