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Virgin Active limbers up with laundry acquisition

first_img Fitness group Virgin Active has saved a towel and laundry supplier from collapse, safeguarding 30 jobs.The gym operator has bought H20 Leisure Services, which went into administration last month.H20, based in Neasden, north London, supplies Virgin’s 50 clubs in the capital, which use more than 1m towels a month.Virgin said it decided to buy the business after receiving comments from customers that the towel service needed to be upgraded.Virgin Active UK chief operating officer Scott Hood said: “We did not expect to be running a laundry business at this point, but this move shows our commitment to going the extra mile to ensure we give members what they need – in this case a continual supply of towels.“We’re pleased to have safeguarded over 30 jobs in a business that was suffering in these tough times.”Virgin Active runs 71 health clubs across the UK, including the flagship City sites at Bank and Barbican. In the last financial year the company’s earnings rose 18 per cent to £101.1m, on a 15 per cent rise in revenues to £391m. Member numbers rose 4 per cent to 919,000. Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap KCS-content Virgin Active limbers up with laundry acquisition by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 11 October 2010 8:29 pm whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgNation Media Group (NMG.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group (NMG.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group (NMG.rw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with interests in print, broadcasting and digital media. Nation Media Group operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Multi-media platforms include newspaper and magazine publications, radio and television broadcasting, and digital marketing publications. Nation Media Group generates and distributes content created to inform, educate and entertain consumers to a multi-cultural audience across East and Central Africa. The media house was founded in 1960 in a turbulent political era by His Highness the Aga Khan and became a voice for African people. Nation Media Group is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Six Nations Ireland v England preview

first_imgIreland and England have found their feet after a poor start to the championship. A runners-up spot is the potential consolation prize for Saturday’s victors in Dublin Six Nations Ireland v England previewThere’s an Amharic phrase, “When many threads come together, they can tie up a lion”, that has been used about the strategy of Ethiopian runners.The England rugby team might identify with it because after some pretty stodgy rugby over the past six months, we saw forwards and backs unite in delightful liberation during last weekend’s 23-20 Six Nations win against France. Run and support, pass and offload. It’s why children take up the sport and what they still want to do once grown up.Ireland’s 27-24 to-and-fro win in Scotland the next day was no less entertaining. The Irish bossed the breakdown and the collisions, and played havoc with what had been an efficient Scottish lineout, stealing six throws. Johnny Sexton is in a purple patch off the tee, not missing in training or matches, and he delivered the winning kick with time almost up.Enjoying a gallop: Bath lock Charlie Ewels shone against France and will start again in Dublin (Visionhaus)So Saturday’s encounter promises much, even though recent meetings have often been low-scoring affairs. Both teams can still finish second in the championship, or as low as fifth. Ireland have only finished in the bottom half twice in the Six Nations era, in 2008 and 2013.Adding fuel to Ireland’s fire at the Aviva Stadium will be a desire to send CJ Stander off in style. The Munster No 8 is set to play his 51st and final Ireland match having announced his decision to retire in the summer. He was the top ball-carrier in the 2017, 2018 and 2020 championships and leads again this year by some margin, with 64 leg-pumping runs.Incidentally, in 2016 the South African-born Stander was sent off against the Springboks for a dangerous challenge on Pat Lambie. The referee in Cape Town that day? Mathieu Raynal, the man with the whistle this weekend.In Tadhg Beirne, Iain Henderson and Stander, Ireland have the leading turnover practitioners in the tournament. Beirne has been sensational and cannot fail to make the Lions squad if current form means anything at all. There is no James Ryan, however, following his HIA in Edinburgh and that could prove a significant loss.Last year England had a clear physical edge in the fixture, winning 24-12 in the Six Nations and 18-7 in the Autumn Nations Cup. Ireland have Beirne but England have Tom Curry, bigged up this week by forwards coach Matt Proudfoot as “another McCaw” in the making.Bowing out: CJ Stander carries hard against Scotland at Murrayfield last Sunday (Getty)The Irish are dominating the Guinness Pro14, with Leinster and Munster through to this month’s final. They are used to throwing their weight around domestically. A Test against England is an entirely different scenario. As BBC pundit Jamie Heaslip said: “Ireland have been on the receiving end of a couple of dust-ups against England. They have to front up.”It’s a tough one to call. Certainly the remarkable Sexton is likely to punish English indiscipline with three-pointers should it persist. And you wonder what coach Paul O’Connell might have up his sleeve to disrupt the English lineout. But England seem to have rediscovered some attacking brio. They’re not like the team that rolled Australia and New Zealand over at the 2019 World Cup. But they’re closer to that than the side that went down without a whimper to Scotland at the start of the championship.An away victory would give England three Six Nations wins in a row against Ireland for the first time since 2012-2014. It will be tight but we think they will achieve it.What’s the big team news?Back in favour: Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale (Sportsfile/Getty)Ireland have rung the changes with no fewer than six players coming into the XV that started in round four at Murrayfield.Bundee Aki replaces the injured Garry Ringrose (ankle) in midfield, Robbie Henshaw moving one position out. And wing Jacob Stockdale ousts James Lowe, whose frustrating championship included a costly missed tackle on Huw Jones last Sunday.Scrum-half Conor Murray replaces Jamison Gibson Park, who played the full 80 last week because Murray, although named as a replacement, wasn’t quite ready following a hamstring injury.Up front, loosehead Dave Kilcoyne, openside Josh van der Flier and No 8 Jack Conan all get a start. Will Connors (knee) is unavailable while the absence of Ryan (head) has led Andy Farrell to shift Beirne to second-row and use Stander at six as a second ball-carrier.Peter O’Mahony, a masterful lineout operator now back from suspension, must content himself with a place on the bench.There’s only one change to the England side that beat France. Saracens’ Elliot Daly starts at outside-centre after Henry Slade was ruled out with a calf injury.It will be only the second time in 55 Tests that full-back Daly has worn 13, his previous start in the position coming against South Africa in 2016. However, he has recent experience defending there at club level in the Champions Cup.Lucky 13? Elliot Daly, picked at outside-centre, during training at The Lensbury this week (Getty Images)Eddie Jones put his surprise decision down to the aerial challenge he anticipates from Ireland, preferring Daly’s high-ball skills to those of Ollie Lawrence and Joe Marchant, who are both named on the bench.Bristol’s Max Malins, very much part of the Lions conversation, retains the full-back jersey that he wore for the first time internationally last weekend.What have the two camps said?Ireland head coach Andy Farrell: “We’ve got to have courage to go out there and win the game and the statement that we want to make, to ourselves first and foremost.“The mental state of the squad is strong. They’re very buoyant, in a determined mood. They know this is the last game of the competition, where we get a chance to put our best performance out there for 80 minutes. That’s something we haven’t quite achieved yet.”On the tournament: “It’s been a great campaign for a neutral because nobody quite knows who’s going to win what game. I suppose that’s what people would want.“As far as we’re concerned, there’s a couple of games that got away from us in the end but we’re in a determined mood to finish off this campaign well.”On England picking Elliot Daly at 13: “I don’t think it will change that much. Elliot will just be himself. He always flows into that channel anyway.“He started out as nothing but a 13, so he’s very experienced in that regard. They’re comfortable in putting Elliot there because he’s able to use his left foot, and that’s what Henry Slade used to do as well.”Determined mood: Ireland head coach Andy Farrell with winger Keith Earls (Sportsfile/Getty Images)England head coach Eddie Jones: “This is our most important game of the tournament and we want to finish well. We’re anticipating a hard, tough game against Ireland and we’ve picked this team to cope with that.“We want to take it to Ireland physically and play the rugby we want to play. They’ve been progressing nicely and we’ve been watching their progress closely. Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Dan Robson, 22 Ollie Lawrence, 23 Joe Marchant.Follow our Six Nations homepage, which we update regularly with news and features. And check out the Fixtures, Injuries, Table, Venues, TV Coverage by clicking on the highlighted links. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Their lineout, their scrums, both those areas have been impressive. They have good carriers and are good defensively around the ruck. Their forward play has been exceptional and it’s coinciding with a higher kicking game that has seen them play some good rugby.”England wing Jonny May: “Our set-piece and defence was brilliant (in 2020), we won games, but our attack wasn’t quite right. That got swept under the rug because we were winning.“My line in the sand (after the Scotland defeat) was that our attack was nowhere near where it needs to be. So we got hold of it as players and we’ve been taking step forward after step forward ever since. We need to be on it this week, and we are.”Any interesting statistics?* Ireland lead England 11-10 in their 21 Six Nations meetings (since 2000). Should they win on Saturday, it will be their 50th Test victory against the men in white* The team leading at half-time has never failed to win in championship games between the two. Ireland won on the only occasion when the scores were level at the break (14-13 in 2009)* Owen Farrell is the top point-scorer in this year’s Six Nations (44). Six points would take him to 500 in the championship overall* Anthony Watson is the joint top try-scorer with four (alongside Louis Rees-Zammit). He’s now eighth in England’s top ten all-time try-scorers, level with Josh Lewsey (22 tries)Sharp form: Anthony Watson scores against France during England’s defeat of France (Getty Images)* England have the best lineout (93%) and scrum (95%) success rate in the 2021 Six Nations* Ireland have stolen twice as many opposition lineouts (eight) as any other side. But they are without James Ryan, who leads that individual category* Tadhg Beirne (137) and Maro Itoje (134) have hit the most rucks in this Six Nations* Tom Curry has been the biggest nuisance at defensive rucks, disrupting 12 opposition rucks so far. He has made six dominant tackles – more than any other player* Ireland boast the best ruck success rate in this year’s Six Nations (97%). They and Italy are the only teams with an average ruck speed under three seconds* Johnny Sexton has slotted 17 of his 18 kicks at goal – the best success rate (94%) of any player to attempt at least three place kicksPerfect darts: England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie (Getty)* Luke Cowan-Dickie has landed all 22 of his lineout throws in the tournament – the only 100% success rate for any hooker attempting ten or more throws* Three players have gained at least 250 metres with ball in hand in this year’s tournament – and two play in this game: Elliot Daly (265) and Jonny May (253). The other, James Lowe (335), has been dropped* An England win would inflict back-to-home championship home defeats on Ireland for only the second time. The only time that has happened was when Ireland lost to Scotland at Croke Park (2010) and France at the Aviva Stadium (2011)* Jonny May is England’s highest try-scorer since Eddie Jones took charge at the start of 2016. The Gloucester wing has scored 26 Test tries in that time* Ireland have been awarded the most penalties on average this year (12.3) and conceded the second fewest (8.8). England have conceded the most (13.3) and been awarded the fewest (8.5)What are the odds?Ireland are 6-4 for this one, England are 8-13 and the draw is 22-1. Those odds courtesy of Bet365. If you fancy a flutter, Bet365 have a welcome bonus of up to £100 in Bet Credits.Minimum deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Minimum odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.Over-18s only. BeGambleAware.What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Ireland v England, Saturday 20 March, Aviva Stadium (4.45pm).The match will be broadcast live on ITV, with radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 and BBC Radio Ulster. Highlights of all three matches from the championship’s final day will be shown on ITV4 at 8pm on Sunday.The referee is Frenchman Mathieu Raynal, supported by Scotland’s Mike Adamson and Welshman Craig Evans with the flags. The TMO is Romain Poite of France.Related content: Meet referee Mathieu RaynalOff you go: Mathieu Raynal dismisses CJ Stander, left, at Newlands in 2016 (Gallo Images/Getty)What are the line-ups?Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Jonathan Sexton (capt), Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Rob Herring, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, Tadhg Beirne, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.Replacements: 16 Ronan Kelleher, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Ryan Baird, 20 Peter O’Mahony, 21 Jamison Gibson Park, 22 Billy Burns, 23 Jordan Larmour.England: Max Malins; Anthony Watson, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell (capt), Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Charlie Ewels, Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Billy Vunipola. Leading men: Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton will take their teams into battle at Aviva Stadium (Inpho) last_img read more

Cookies and Milk with a Cop coming this weekend

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Don’t forget to come out to this month’s Cookies and Milk with a Cop, hosted by Apopka McDonalds and the Apopka Library. This is a great program to have the kids interact with law enforcement during story time. This is a free program and cookies and milk will be provided during intermission. Times and Location: Saturday, June 16th, at 11 am, Northwest Orange Library 1211 E Semoran BLVD Apopka FL 32703.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 11 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleMay showers brings double the rain statewideNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

58th Indiana State Fair Queen from Vanderburgh County

first_img Name Sym Last Change Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Previous articleAg Industry Files RFS AppealNext articleMarket Bearish Going into USDA Report Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Gary Truitt – Jan 11, 2016 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Miss Allen County, Erica Hoot 1st Runner UpMiss Whitley County, Alivia Roberts Miss Fountain County, Tilly Marlatt Miss Steuben County, Daisy Dallas SHARE Miss Adams County, Jessica Ripley Facebook Twitter SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 center_img Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 58th Indiana State Fair Queen from Vanderburgh County 4th Runner UpMiss Madison County, Courtney Hinton Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Miss Johnson County, Samantha Morris Miss Indiana State Fair, Tate Fritchley, is currently a senior at Evansville North High School and a proud 10 year 4-H member of the Horse and Pony Club. Fritchley plans to study Physical Therapy at the University of Evansville this fall. Fritchley is the second representative of Vanderburgh County to be selected Indiana State Fair Queen, preceded by Karen Koester in 1974.This year’s judges included Adam Kallick, of Centaur Gaming, Kimberly Swabsin, Indiana State Fair Queen 1988, and Beth Vaughn, RTV6 Good Morning Indiana.This weekend the 2016 State Fair theme, Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial was announced at the Indiana Association of Fairs (INAF) Convention. As the State of Indiana prepares to celebrate 200 years of Hoosier heritage the 2016 Indiana State Fair will also join in the festivities. Fairgoers can look forward to several exhibits and special features that highlight our state’s history, art and tradition Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News 58th Indiana State Fair Queen from Vanderburgh County Miss CongenialityMiss Wells County, Emily Bertsch Tate FritchleyOver the weekend, Miss Vanderburgh County County, Tate Fritchley was crowned the 58th Indiana State Fair Queen. Miss Indiana State Fair 2016 was selected over 86 other contestants after three days of judging. The Indiana State Fair Queen plays a key role in promoting the Indiana State Fair by traveling nearly 6,500 miles during June and July to approximately 45 counties in preparation for the Indiana State Fair Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial, August 5-21, 2016.The 10 finalist include: 3rd Runner UpMiss Putnam County, Kristen Stevens All quotes are delayed snapshots 2nd Runner UpMiss Boone County, Shelby Lamblast_img read more

Terrible blow to what is left of Russian editorial independence

first_imgNews RussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Conflicts of interestFreedom of expression Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption AFP Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed by the latest blow to editorial independence in Russia, in which two journalists at the leading Moscow business daily Kommersant were fired, 11 of their colleagues resigned in protest and then more than 200 of the newspaper’s journalists issued a joint warning that its readers would now be denied unbiased coverage. Читать на русском / Read in RussianYesterday’s turmoil at the newspaper began when it was confirmed that two of its journalists had been fired over an article about a Kremlin ally, and 11 of their colleagues in the newspaper’s politics section then resigned en masse in solidarity. Reporters Maxim Ivanov and Ivan Safronov were dismissed for reporting that Valentina Matviyenko, an influential politician allied to Russian President Vladimir Putin, could be replaced as speaker of the Federation Council (the Russian parliament’s upper house) in the coming months.“I am leaving the Kommersant publishing group not of my own volition but as a result of a decision by the shareholder, who was extremely critical of the article about Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko’s possible resignation,” Safronov wrote in a Facebook post.A spokesperson for the newspaper’s owner, influential billionaire businessman Alisher Usmanov, said Usmanov did not take “decisions on the firing or hiring of journalists.” But the information gathered by RSF confirms that Ivanov and Safronov were indeed fired as a result of pressure from Usmanov, who was critical, inter alia, of the fact that they did not name their sources for the story.Yesterday evening, more than 200 Kommersant journalists posted a joint letter on Facebook confirming the owner’ interference and emphasizing the professionalism of their two dismissed colleagues and the importance of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources.The joint letter added: “Our readers, partners and advertisers will be deprived of high-quality and unbiased coverage of a number of domestic political issues (…) for a long time now.”“This editorial meddling in the Kommersant newsroom by the owner is a terrible blow to what is left of journalistic independence in Russia,” RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk said. “Respect for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources is an essential principle for which there is provision in Russian law. Reporters Without Borders would also like to express its total solidarity with journalists who mobilize to defend independent, quality journalism, which is threatened by increasingly blatant political interference.”The Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union issued a call for a strike, saying it was “deeply concerned by the situation” and condemning what it called a “brutal interference by shareholders in editorial policy.” The Russian Union of Journalists, too, pointed out that “shareholder meddling in editorial policy violates the constitutional right to free speech.”Kommersant was once regarded as the flagship of the Russian press but its prestige has declined steadily since 2008, when Usmanov bought the company that publishes it. After two editors were fired in late 2011 for publishing comments that supposedly insulted then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, 35 Kommersant journalists signed an open letter accusing Usmanov of trying to “intimidate” them.When Maria Karpenko was fired as its Saint Petersburg correspondent in March of this year, Kommersant said it was because her comments on the Telegram social network had “violated the newspaper’s editorial policy.” But Karpenko said she was convinced that the real reason for her dismissal was her critical coverage of Saint Petersburg acting governor Aleksandr Beglov during his election campaign.Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. May 21, 2019 – Updated on May 22, 2019 Terrible blow to what is left of Russian editorial independence RSF_en News News to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence Conflicts of interestFreedom of expression News May 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia Related documents cp_russie_demission_kommersant_rus.pdfPDF – 177.32 KB Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin’s arrest was a warning to the growing online media

first_img 08KUALALUMPUR355 08KUALALUMPUR529http://malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/42152-wikileaks-opposition-journalist-detailed-under-the-internal-security-act-US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and published in the online newspaper Malaysia Today deal with Malaysia Today editor and blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin’s arrest in May 2008 under Malaysia’s Sedition Act and his detention without trial in September 2008 under Section 73 (1) of its Internal Security Act as a threat to public security.This was the second time that the blogger, also known as RPK, was detained under the ISA.According to the cables, RPK’s arrest was both a way to pressure opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and a warning to the growing online media. Then interior minister Syed Hamid himself publicly acknowledged that: “We have called and advised (RPK) many times following the publishing of his statements but he has continued to write.” Deputy interior minister Wan Farid said that bloggers could not expect to be able to post “anything” without consequences and that RPK’s arrest was a warning to all netizens.Reaffirming the US government’s commitment to freedom of expression, the US embassy recognized in the cables that RPK had been jailed solely because of his journalistic work. “We are aware that Raja Petra also faces legal complaints and charges of sedition related to information posted on the website,” one of the cables said. “The United States firmly believes that freedom of the press and freedom of speech are fundamental components of a vibrant democracy. Freedom of expression is a basic right embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The peaceful expression of political views is a cornerstone of democratic rights and practice, as is the impartial application of the rule of law. As a matter of principle, we hope that countries refrain from using national security laws to curtail the peaceful expression of political views and media freedom.”RPK was arrested for “insulting a political leader” and “insulting Islam.” In an article headlined “Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell,” he wrote that then Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor may have been involved in the murder of a young Mongolian woman, Altantuya Shaariibuu. Syed Ali Akhbar, an Internet user who posted a comment on the article was also arrested.According to the cables, RPK’s arrest undermined then Prime Minister Adbullah’s efforts to portray himself as a reformist. The first time RPK was detained without trial under Section 73 (1) of the ISA was in Sungai Buloh (near Kuala Lumpur) in April 2001, when he was held for 53 days.Malaysia was included in the “Countries under surveillance” in the report on “Enemies of the Internet” that Reporters Without Borders released on 11 March. Organisation News RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information August 1, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin’s arrest was a warning to the growing online medialast_img read more

Man charged with online solicitation of 13-year-old girl

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Twitter Twitter Pinterest By admin – February 26, 2018 Facebook Man charged with online solicitation of 13-year-old girl Cristian Pacheco A man was arrested by police last week after he reportedly sent sexually explicit messages to a 13-year-old girl asking to have sex with her.Police first pulled over a tan 2006 Nissan Altima around 11:18 a.m. Feb. 19 traveling south on Dixie Boulevard with an expired registration, according to an Odessa Police Department news release.The driver, identified as 19-year-old Cristian Pacheco, had a felony warrant for online solicitation of a minor, the release detailed.An online solicitation of a minor and sexual assault report was made last November with OPD, the release stated, which said that Pacheco had contacted a 13-year-old girl through a social media app and had sent her sexually explicit messages requesting to have sex with her.Pacheco was charged with online solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.Jail records show Pacheco was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Feb. 19 and released Friday on a $50,000 bond. Previous articleOPD: Woman charged after reportedly punching, spitting at officerNext articleTwo killed in crash Sunday in Ward County adminlast_img read more