Newspaper owner shot dead

first_img RSF_en News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation News to go further May 29, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper owner shot deadcenter_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Reporters Without Borders called today on Russia’s chief state prosecutor, Vladimir Ustinov, to thoroughly investigate the murder of Alexander Plotnikov, co-owner of the regional daily paper in Tumen (Siberia), Gostini dvor, who was shot dead on 20 May.”Because so many journalists have been killed in Russia recently as a result of their work, we ask you to see that a serious and timely enquiry is made into whether his death was linked to articles he published, even though at first glance it may seem it was due to a financial dispute among the paper’s owners,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Ustinov.Investigators think the murder was done by hired killers. Shortly beforehand, the other owners had switched all the paper’s shares into their own bank accounts and started proceedings to wind up the paper. Plotnikov had won a court case against them and was trying, with the help of bailiffs, to recuperate his shares. The other owners had already refused to allow him to enter their offices and on 20 May, the day he was killed with a Makarov pistol, he was going to make another attempt to do so. News Follow the news on Belarus May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” June 2, 2021 Find out more News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Health Minister has failed to deal with concerns – O’Dea.

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Email Facebook Twitter NewsLocal NewsHealth Minister has failed to deal with concerns – O’Dea.By admin – June 19, 2012 699 center_img Linkedin LIMERICK Dail deputy, Willie O’Dea, has accused the Minister for Health of ignoring serious issues raised by a Limerick consultant obstetrician.Dr Gerry Burke wrote to Dail deputies recently warning that that proposals for a new hospital management system in the mid-west region “is being designed in a way that makes failure inevitable – it is guaranteed”.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On foot of the letter, Deputy O’Dea tabled a question for the Minister what changes he intended to make in the Midwest and what he thought of Dr Burke’s concerns?Minister James Reilly replied that he had just announced that Professor Niall O’Higgins had been appointed as Chair of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital Group, and that Noel Daly has been appointed to the role of Chair of the Galway Roscommon University Hospital Group.“The term of the appointments is for three years and the boards of the groups will be established initially on a non-statutory basis. “These appointments are entirely in keeping with the reform programme as well as with the recommendations of the HIQA report into Tallaght Hospital,” the Minister said.But Deputy O’Dea said the answer does not meet the situation.“In his response to my Parliamentary Question, Minister Reilly is showing contempt for the people of the Mid-West and in particular Dr. Burke, by utterly failing to deal with the serious concerns raised by Dr. Burke”. Print Previous articleLimerick heroin dealer jailed for 14 yearsNext articleCalling all budding Limerick models with specs appeal for SWOTY! adminlast_img read more

China begins construction of 6GW wind project in Inner Mongolia region

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Xinhua:Construction on a wind power project with a power generating capacity of 6 GW began Thursday in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.The project is the first phase of a wind power base invested in by the State Power Investment Corp. Ltd. (SPIC) in Siziwang Banner in the city of Ulanqab. Qian Zhimin, SPIC’s chairman, said the project involves an investment of 40 billion yuan (5.6 billion U.S. dollars) from the company.The wind turbines have an average power generating capacity of 4.16 MW.After being put into operation, it is expected to supply nearly 20 billion kWh of electricity to Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei every year and provide green energy for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.The project could replace 6 million tonnes of standard coal and reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide by 16 million tonnes a year, said Qian.Inner Mongolia has the country’s largest wind power resources with an exploitable amount of 150 GW, accounting for about half of the total in China’s land area.More: Construction on 6 GW wind power project kicks off in north China China begins construction of 6GW wind project in Inner Mongolia regionlast_img read more

Big win for England’s U16 boys

first_img27 Sep 2016 Big win for England’s U16 boys England’s U16 boys have scored another big win in their autumn international series by defeating Scotland 17.5-7.5 at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, DurhamThey have already beaten Wales 15-5 and will play Ireland early next month. Another win there will see them repeat last year’s record of three victories in these matches.Team manager Nick Over described the boys’ latest result as a solid performance. The highlight of the match was Barclay Brown’s level par 72 in very difficult conditions on the opening day of the 54-hole match.Two England players had 100% winning records in all three games: Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford, Essex), who was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals, and Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire).In addition three England players were unbeaten: Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, represents Hertfordshire) and Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire).The other team members, who all contributed to the scoreline, were: James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire) Conor Gough (Stoke Park of Berks, Bucks & Oxon), Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Tom Stagg (Salisbury & South Wilts, Wiltshire).The match began with individual stroke play matches which England won 7-3. This was followed by foursomes which England won 4-1, and by individual matchplay which England won 6.5-3.5.Brown, Cooper, Daughtrey, Gilbert, Gough, Kedzlie, Macfie and Stagg will play Ireland at Castletown on October 8 and 9.last_img read more

2016 Men’s Soccer Schedule Announced

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University men’s soccer team will play seven regular-season home games and three scrimmages to open the 2016 schedule announced today by Director of Soccer Rob Walker.The Saints will play three scrimmages starting on August 19 at 1:00 p.m. against The Evergreen State College, will face Pacific Lutheran at 3:00 p.m. on August 26 and see Southern Oregon on August 28 at Noon and the men will also play the Alumni on Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the SMU Soccer Field.SMU will open the regular season on the road against No. 24 California State University Los Angeles on September 1 at 12:30 p.m.  Cal State L.A. finished 12-5-3 overall last season.The first home game will be played on September 8 at 1:00 p.m. against Notre Dame de Namur and SMU will open the Great Northwest Athletic Conference play with four games at home starting on September 22 against Western Washington at 3:00 p.m.The first GNAC road contest will be October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Concordia and then SMU will face Seattle Pacific at 7:00 p.m. in Seattle. The Falcons are the two-time defending GNAC Champions and rank No. 11 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division II preseason poll.SMU will celebrate its seniors on October 29 at 3:15 p.m. against the Falcons and will close out the regular season on the road against Northwest Nazarene on November 5.The Saints finished the 2015 season 6-12-1 overall and 4-10 in conference play. For the complete schedule click here.last_img read more

Thurston EDC Business TuneUp Program Starts September 14

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThurston Economic Development Council Center for Business & Innovation is offering a transformative class for business owners for gaining greater control of their business success. Business TuneUp is a training program designed for owners who want to work smarter, not harder. It helps build critical skills and introduces a set of tools for improving the way they organize, operate and manage their business, creating a solid platform for growth.Collaboration among business owners is a key component of both TuneUp and ScaleUp programs.The Business TuneUp course is designed to help business owners:Think more strategicallyDevelop systems to operate with greater efficiencyIdentify key metrics for better decision-makingImprove profitabilityEnhance relationships with employeesWork fewer hours & enjoy more personal timeTake vacations without having to worry about their businessOver 50 established businesses have participated in TuneUp since its debut last fall. Surveys show that 100 percent of participants found the training to be of great value to their business and would recommend it to colleagues.TuneUp graduate Marty Marstrom, owner of Meridian Care Home, stated “The TuneUp training has given me the tools to create a more efficient business.  For years my business has consumed my life – I worked every position, 7 days a week 24 hours a day and rarely had time off.  TuneUp has shown me how to implement systems and put together a team.  I have now taken the role of the CEO and our company practically runs itself.”Class Days: 8 Thursdays, September 14 – Nov. 3, 2017Class Times: 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.Location: Center for Business & Innovation, 4220 6th Ave. SE, Lacey WA  98503Registration: $425*, which includes a course book,  notebook and other class materials.Due to special funding from the City of Olympia, businesses located within city limits are eligible to attend this course at no cost. This special opportunity is limited to the first 25 applicants.For more information on Business TuneUp, please visit the Business TuneUP website or contact Daryl Murrow, Business Growth Strategy Manager, at 360-464-6056 or [email protected]last_img read more

Singing At Fenway: Check

first_imgLinda Chorney and ‘guest’ (her husband, Scott Fadynich) will be rooting for different teams on April 22 when she sings the national anthem for the Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park.Linda Chorney’s life has become a lot busier since she was nominated for a Grammy last year.And while she didn’t win, her career has taken off in ways she couldn’t have imagined since her Cinderella-at-the-ball experience as a veteran musician who became a nominee without benefit of a major industry PR machine behind her.Chorney, who lives in Sea Bright, just finished recording a music video with an Italian movie director.She’s been recording at East West Studio in Los Angeles, where Frank Sinatra recorded “My Way.”“It was the most beautiful studio I’ve ever seen,” says Chorney. “That was very exciting and we got a lot done.”She also just got back from Nashville, where she was recording a new album titled, “When I Sing.”And thanks to a random chat she had with a fellow New Englander who was trying to reach a real person on his cell phone instead of a corporate robot, she’ll be crossing off one of the major items on her bucket list: singing the national anthem for the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on April 21.To sweeten the experience, the Sox are playing the Yankees, her husband’s favorite team.For Chorney, the event will be the “happy ending” she needed to finish writing a book about her journey to the Grammys.But there’s one other thing on her agenda as well.Chorney is joining a group of local women who have pledged to climb Mount Kilimanjaro together to raise money for charities they have chosen.Chorney will dedicate her climb to raising money to end the practice of female circumcision in Africa, a practice in which the clitoris is surgically removed to prevent women from feeling sexual pleasure. “They call it circumcision but it’s mutilation,” Chorney says.“They use the same knife on everybody and kids do die.” Chorney learned about efforts to discourage the practice from a Masai guide who took her to visit his village. She hopes to establish a trust fund that will persuade families to spare their daughters and ultimately fund their college educations.She would be happy, says Chorney, “if I could save one or two girls. The quality of life for women is terrible. They are treated more poorly than the goats and the cows.”last_img read more

QPR ‘face wages crisis’

first_imgQPR will face a crisis over player wages if they are relegated, according to the Daily Mirror and The Sun.The Mirror report that unlike transfers agreed by fellow promoted clubs Norwich and Swansea, most of Rangers’ signings this season arrived on deals that don’t include relegation clauses, meaning their huge salaries would remain the same in the Championship.QPR have won only one league game since Mark Hughes became manager.It is suggested that they would therefore struggle with the wage bill in the second tier and are now trying to renegotiate the contracts of several players, including Jamie Mackie.The Sun declare that Rangers will face a ‘financial apocalypse’ if they go down, because some players are on four-year deals worth over £10m.Meanwhile, the Mirror say Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has added Fulham’s Andrew Johnson to the list of players he would like to capture on a Bosman free transfer this summer.Johnson could be available for no fee at the end of the season as his Whites contract is due to expire and he is yet to agree a new deal.And McLeish, who was yesterday linked with Fulham cult hero Pavel Pogrebnyak, is said to want the former Birmingham striker.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Breaking down the Raiders’ 5 biggest offseason needs

first_imgNew Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said it best: “When you’re looking at a team that’s 4-12, there are a lot of holes.”It’s not just edge rushers the Raiders lack after finishing with the fewest sacks (13) of any team in a single season since 2008. There are gaping holes on both sides of the ball that need to be filled in free agency and the draft if the Raiders want to even sniff the playoff hunt before moving to Vegas.Let’s have a look at the Raiders’ five biggest needs entering this …last_img read more

Big yields to start 2018 Between the Rows harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zach Profit, Van Wert Co.We are pretty happy. We are 10% done with corn and 15% done with soybeans. We got started last Monday Sept. 17 in some corn. The moisture starting off was 21% to 23%. We had a small patch that was an earlier hybrid that came in at 18.5%.We haven’t really seen anything under 190 bushels and the sky is the limit the other way. We have seen up to 230 and we have only run the earlier hybrids with 103- and 104-day corn. It has met our expectations and it is definitely going to be good. It will be right at the yields we had last year. I’m not sure it will be much better than last year but I think it will come off at a lower moisture.The soybeans, I think, are the big story in the area with yields anywhere from 60 to 80 bushels with the majority of the yields I have heard around 70. The beans are doing really well. We have had some pretty marginal ground do really well so far.In our 30-inch row experiment, those beans looked tough but I think they will yield better than we were expecting. They were podded up really well. Our regular 15-inch beans we normally do are 70+ bushels.We had quite a bit of wind Thursday and Friday. There was some corn going down in the area. It seems to be extremely hybrid specific. There are fields that are a quarter to half snapped off laying flat on the ground. There were gusts of 25 or 30 miles per hour.We have seen good test weight and quality corn. Vomitoxin does not appear to be an issue.There have been rumors about soybean seed issues with a mold or fungus actually on the seed. There was quite a bit of it coming into one elevator.We have had no rain and everything is going pretty well, but it looks like it is going to rain. We are keeping up with the maturity of the soybeans as they ripen. I think there is a big crop out there.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more