Two other journalists attacked, Medvedev promises to protect journalists

first_imgA witness said the attack was premeditated. Two people waited for Kashin at the door of his apartment building. When he arrived, they beat him with a blunt object without taking his money, documents, iPhone or any other personal effects. Under interior minister Rashid Nurgalyev’s control, the Moscow prosecutor’s office opened an investigation into attempted murder. News Reporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed to learn that two other journalists were the victims of physical attacks this past weekend, in addition to Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin, who was very badly injured in an assault outside his Moscow apartment. Sergei Mikhailov, the editor of the local newspaper Saratovsky Reporters, was beaten by unidentified assailants on 5 November in the southern city of Saratov. His attackers fled at the approach of passers-by and he was not badly hurt. Anatoly Adamchuk, a reporter for the local newspaper Zhukovskiye Vesti, was assaulted near his office in the south Moscow suburb of Zhukovsky on the night of 7 November and was hospitalized with concussion and bruising. Like Kashin, who had recently written about opposition to plans to route the new Moscow – St. Petersburg freeway through Khimky forest, Adamchuk had covered protests against a planned freeway through Tsagovsky Forest.The attack on Kashin has prompted a large number of Russian news media to jointly urge the government to guarantee the safety of journalists and ensure that Kashin’s assailants are arrested and brought to justice. An open letter to President Dmitry Medvedev posted on the website has been signed by more than 2,000 people.President Medvedev yesterday pledged that those responsible for the assault on Kashin would be punished regardless of their status or position in society. He also said the Russian state would henceforth pay more attention to journalists. The United States, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the European Union have all urged the Russian authorities to make good on these promises.Reporters Without Borders hails President Medvedev’s statements and joins all those who are pressing the authorities to protect journalists and bring their attackers to justice. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Organisation May 21, 2021 Find out more “By saying ‘the criminals must be found and punished,’ President Medvedev seems to be taking the matter seriously,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “We hold him to his word and we urge the authorities to put all the necessary conditions in place for the police and judicial authorities to be able to work independently and get results.” Julliard added: “The culture of impunity has prevailed for too long. No crime of violence against journalists has been solved since the start of the past decade. A month ago, we marked the fourth anniversary of journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder and we sadly noted that the investigation has gone nowhere. We hope the president’s statement will be transformed into action. News November 9, 2010 – Updated on November 6, 2018 Two other journalists attacked, Medvedev promises to protect journalists RussiaEurope – Central Asia Kommersant editor Mikhail Mikhailin said the attack was without doubt linked to Kashin’s work as a journalist. Vladimir Markin, the spokesman of the prosecutor’s office investigating commission, confirmed that this would be the working hypothesis. May 5, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown center_img 7.11.10 – Famous Kommersant reporter brutally attacked outside his Moscow home Russia is ranked 140th out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News “We are awaiting signs of a real political will on the part of the Russian authorities to defend and ensure respect for the independent press. They should begin by bringing those responsible for acts of violence against the press to justice. They should begin by respecting the rule of law. Kashin is clearly one of his generation’s most brilliant and courageous journalists. Our thoughts are with him and his family.” to go further Reporters Without Borders is horrified and appalled by a brutal attack on leading journalist Oleg Kashin outside his Moscow home on the night of 5 November, in which he sustained fractures to the jaw, legs and fingers, and concussion. Kashin, who works for the Moscow-based daily Kommersant, underwent emergency surgery and was placed in an artificial coma. Kashin was recently threatened by the pro-Kremlin youth movement Molodaya Gvardia, whose website called for him to be “punished” for interviewing one of the young men involved in ransacking the Khimki municipal administrative building in July. After the attack on Kashin, Molodaya Gvardia voiced support for him. Mikhail Beketov, editor of the Khimki-based newspaper Khimkinskaya Pravda and outspoken critic of local municipal corruption and the irregularities surrounding the Khimki forest freeway project, was himself attacked and severely beaten outside his home in 2008. He lost a leg and the use of his hands and has irreversible neurological damage. June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia RSF_en Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News One of Kommersant’s most influential journalists, Kashin has written a many articles about politics and social issues, taking a particular interest in opposition movements such as Oborona and NBP and the pro-Kremlin youth movements Nashi and Molodaya Gvardia. He recently covered the dispute between environmentalists and officials who want to build a freeway through Khimki forest on the Moscow outskirts. An environmental activist was beaten with a baseball bat in Khimki last week. RussiaEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Supreme Court Slaps Rs. 25K Costs On Gujarat Government For Its Lethargy & Incompetence Of Filing SLPs Belatedly

first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Slaps Rs. 25K Costs On Gujarat Government For Its Lethargy & Incompetence Of Filing SLPs Belatedly LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Jan 2021 6:58 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has imposed costs of Rupees 25,000 on Gujarat Government for filing special leave petitions with a delay of more than one year.The bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul passed identical orders in about three SLPs filed by the State of Gujarat on Wednesday.In one of the SLPs, the Government stated that the delay of 476 days have not been caused deliberately but…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 Supreme Court has imposed costs of Rupees 25,000 on Gujarat Government for filing special leave petitions with a delay of more than one year.The bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul passed identical orders in about three SLPs filed by the State of Gujarat on Wednesday.In one of the SLPs, the Government stated that the delay of  476 days have not been caused deliberately but on account of ‘various steps required to be taken by the department at different level before taking a decision for filing an appeal and the time taken in getting the judgment and other documents before the Court.'”The aforesaid itself shows the casual manner in which the State Government has approached this Court without any cogent or plausible ground for condonation of delay. In fact other than the lethargy and incompetence of the petitioner Government, there is nothing which has been put on record.”, the bench also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy observed.Referring to its earlier orders about filing of delayed SLPs ( including State of Madhya Pradesh & Ors. v. Bheru Lal ), the bench said that it has always discouraged State Governments and public authorities in adopting an approach that they can walk in to the Supreme Court as and when they please ignoring the period of limitation prescribed by the Statutes as if the Limitation statute does not apply to them. Despite this, there seems to be a little change in the approach of the Government and public authorities, the court said.”We have also categorized such kind of cases as “certificate cases” filed with the only object to obtain a quietus from the Supreme Court on the ground that nothing could be done because the highest Court had dismissed the appeal. The objective is to complete a mere formality and save the skin of the officers who may be in default in following the due process or may have done it deliberately. We have deprecated such practice and process and we do so again. We refuse to grant such certificates and if the Government suffers losses, it is time when concerned officers responsible for the same bear the consequences. The irony, emphasized by us repeatedly, is that no action is ever taken against the officers and if the Court pushes it, some mild warning is all that happens.” , the bench added.While dismissing the SLP, the bench ordered thus: “Looking to the period of delay and the casual manner in which the application has been worded, we consider appropriate to impose costs on the petitioner/State of Rs.25,000/- for wastage of  judicial time, which has its own value and the same be deposited with the Supreme Court Employees Mutual Welfare Fund within four weeks. The amount be recovered from the officers responsible for the delay in filing the Special Leave Petition and a certificate of recovery of the said amount be also filed in this Court within the same period of time.”CASE: STATE OF GUJARAT vs. DEEP ASSOCIATION [ SLP (CIVIL) Diary No(s). 15924/2020]CORAM: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy CITATION: LL 2021 SC 21Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe 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

Rappers sing about Birds of Derby on Radio One

first_imgTrendy Radio One DJ Alice Levine has declared her love of her local baker Birds of Derby – and she got one of her favourite acts to sing live on air about their bread.Levine, who hails from Nottingham, asked abandoman – Irish award-winning comedian Rob Broderick – to rap about Birds using a song by rap artist Nelly as the melody.In it a backing singer warbles: “All of the maps, and all of the snacks. But I have never seen nothing like you. And all of the places and all of the baking, but you know nothing else will do.”And then abandoman raps:  “First of all it must be said sir, when you’re up in Nottingham they know the bread is better. Now I am in London I do it for my radio job but at night when I go home, I’m like Phil whassup there ain’t no cobs.“I say man, Birds was my palace, I scream out at their window – do you remember me? My name’s Alice!”Levine has presented backstage coverage at The BRIT Awards and the EMAs for MTV and presented The Hot Desk on ITV2.See a video of the coverage here:last_img read more

Quality and quantity of key crops changing

first_imgChanging environmental conditions around the globe caused by human activity could negatively impact the health of millions of people by altering the quantity and quality of key crops, according to two new studies from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. One study found that decreasing numbers of food pollinators such as bees — falling in part because of pesticide use and habitat destruction — could lead to declines in nutrient-rich crops that have been linked to staving off disease. The second found that increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) could lead to lower levels of zinc in food and thus to much more zinc deficiency.The study about pollinators appeared in The Lancet and the study about zinc in The Lancet Global Health, both on July 16, in conjunction with the Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health report, “Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch,” which broadly assessed the scale of the threats to health, development, and civilization posed by the multiplicity of environmental changes brought on by human activity.“This is the first time that the global health community has come out in a concerted way to report that we are in real danger of undermining the core ecological systems that support human health,” said Samuel Myers, senior research scientist in the Harvard Chan School’s Department of Environmental Health, the senior author of the pollinator study and lead author of the zinc study. Myers, a commissioner and co-author of the report, spoke on a panel about environmental change, its drivers, and health impacts at a Planetary Health Commission launch event on July 16 at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City.“All of human civilization has taken place during a very stable set of biophysical conditions, but we are now changing those conditions at a rate that’s never been seen before,” Myers said. “Whether we’re talking about land use, deforestation, degradation of global fisheries, disruption of the climate system, biodiversity loss, appropriation of fresh water, changes to aquatic systems — all of the changes are profound and they’re accelerating, and they represent a significant challenge to global health.”Pollinators and nutrient-rich cropsIn the study of pollinators, Myers and his colleagues looked at people’s dietary intake data for 224 types of food in 156 countries around the globe to quantify total per capita intake of vitamin A, folate, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds under various pollinator decline scenarios. They then estimated the potential health impacts of declines in pollinators — mostly bees and other insects.Pollinators play a key role in roughly 35 percent of global food production and are directly responsible for up to 40 percent of the world’s supply of micronutrients such as vitamin A and folate, which are vital for children and pregnant women. Over the past decade, there have been significant declines in animal pollinators worldwide.The researchers found that the complete loss of animal pollinators globally would push an additional 71 million people into vitamin A deficiency and 173 million more into folate deficiency, and lead to about 1.42 million additional deaths per year from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and malnutrition-related diseases — a 2.7 percent increase in total yearly deaths. A 50 percent loss of pollination would result in roughly half that impact, the researchers found.Most of this burden of disease would result from reduced consumption of foods that protect against NCDs such as heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. Unlike the populations frequently impacted by environmental degradation, many of the most vulnerable populations are in relatively developed countries. Researchers found that those most vulnerable would be in eastern Europe and in central, eastern, and Southeast Asia, where risks of NCDs are high and intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds is highly dependent on pollinators.The study also found that most of the estimated pollinator-related disease burden had to do with locally produced crops, not imported ones. “This means that most countries can benefit greatly by managing their own pollinator populations, protecting both their public health as well as crop yields,” said lead author Matthew Smith, research fellow in the Department of Environmental Health.Increased zinc deficiency estimatedFor the study on zinc, the authors modeled how much zinc would be available to people through diet in 188 countries, under both current and elevated levels of CO2. They noted that zinc is a key nutrient for maternal and child health — too little leads to increased risk of premature delivery, reduced growth and weight gain in young children, and decreased immune function. Roughly 17 percent of the global population was estimated to be at risk of zinc deficiency in 2011, according to recent studies.Citing previous research that found that elevated concentrations of atmospheric CO2 lower the content of zinc and other nutrients in important food crops such as wheat, rice, barley, and soy, the authors estimated that CO2 emissions caused by human activity could place between 132 million and 180 million people at new risk of zinc deficiency by around 2050. Those most likely to be affected live in Africa and South Asia, and nearly 48 million people in India alone — populations already burdened with the world’s highest levels of zinc deficiency, and reliant on crops for most of their dietary zinc.The authors suggested possible interventions for those at highest risk for zinc deficiency, such as zinc supplementation, fortification of staple foods with additional zinc, the application of zinc-containing fertilizers to crops, or the development of bio-fortified strains of crops such as rice and wheat.Other Harvard Chan School authors of the zinc study included Joel Schwartz, professor of environmental epidemiology; and Itai Kloog, former visiting scientist, and Antonella Zanobetti, senior research scientist, both in the Department of Environmental Health.For more information about the reports, visit the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health website.last_img read more

Pitt suspends DB Titus Howard for 2014 season

first_imgFlorida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, right, lands after making a catch over Pittsburgh defensive back Titus Howard Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/File)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh sophomore defensive back Titus Howard has been suspended for the 2014 season by coach Paul Chryst.Chryst cited disciplinary reasons when handing out the suspension Friday.Howard played in 11 games as a freshman last year, finishing with 21 tackles and two pass breakups. Chryst said Howard, who is from Clairton, Pennsylvania, will remain with the program and can participate in practice.last_img read more

A way-too-early preview of the 2020 San Francisco Giants

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has an extensive offseason agenda.He must hire a general manager, replace Bruce Bochy and continue to bring change to the organization’s front office. All of those processes will consume Zaidi’s time, but his greatest challenge is improving the Giants’ on-field product.The Giants wrapped up the 2019 season Sunday with their third consecutive losing record. Their top prospects aren’t quite ready to make a …last_img read more

French Open takes player’s credential for harassing reporter

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments The FFT said it would investigate the matter further.Hamou’s behavior also caught the attention of French politicians.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingOn Twitter, Sports Minister Laura Flessel called what Hamou did to Eurosport TV’s Maly Thomas an “assault.” Cecile Duflot, a member of parliament, tweeted : “He kisses her by force, she tries to get away, he holds her by the neck and everyone… laughs #tired.”Flessel and Duflot also criticized 1988 French Open runner-up Henri Leconte and other in-studio guests who laughed at and applauded Hamou’s on-air actions. Scottie Pippen throws shade at Steph Curry: ‘He isn’t the best Warrior right now’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img “A live assault is not funny,” Flessel wrote. “We should never let this happen, and never trivialize such acts.”Hamou, who is ranked 287th, posted a statement on Instagram on Tuesday in which he apologized to Thomas “if she feels hurt or shocked by my attitude during her interview.”He wrote, in French, that he let his “excess of enthusiasm express itself awkwardly toward Maly, who I know and sincerely respect.”Hamou added that he would offer an apology in-person if Thomas wants one.Eurosport said in a statement that it regretted what had happened.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ France’s Maxime Hamou returns the ball to Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on May 29, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERGPARIS — A French tennis player’s French Open credential was revoked because he grabbed a reporter and kissed her on the neck during a live TV interview at the tournament.The French Tennis Federation announced Tuesday it was punishing 21-year-old qualifier Maxime Hamou “following his inappropriate behaviour towards a female journalist” a day earlier, when he lost in the first round at Roland Garros.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

Position Vacant: Sport Operations Manager

first_imgIf you are looking for a thrilling career in one of the biggest participation sports in the nation, we have the role for you!We are seeking a Sport Operations Manager in our Australian Capital Territory Office. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading participation growth at all levels of the game, developing a representative pathway as well as the provision of education and training for coaches and referees throughout the Touch Football ACT community.If you would like to be considered for this position, candidates are requested to provide a Curriculum Vitae and a two page letter of introduction addressing the role’s selection criteria. Please note that a strong desire to work in the sporting industry and any supporting comments aligned to the position description, will be highly regarded.For further information and to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email [email protected] close Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 9am AEDT. For any questions call 02 6212 2800.Related LinksPosition Vacantlast_img read more

Federal court gives huge victory to Metis and nonstatus Indians

first_imgAPTN National NewsMetis and non-status Indians won a “huge” victory Tuesday when the Federal Court of Canada ruled they fall under the federal government’s responsibility.It took years to get to this point, but the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples called the ruling a victory that was worth the wait.“We’re pleased. It’s a start. It’s a huge decision. It really has brought forward that Metis and non-status Indians are now recognized,” said a spokesperson for CAP who added more information will be available at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Ottawa. “We will be responding in-depth once our legal has given more in-depth view of the potential impacts.”The ruling means Metis peoples are the responsibility of the federal government and can negotiate treaties and issues such as education, health and tax exemptions.However, the court didn’t order the government to begin negotiations. So when, and if, that happens remains in question.“The evidence concerning non-status Indians establishes that such persons were considered within the broad class of ‘Indians,’” said Justice Michael Phelan “The situation regarding Metis was more complex.”Phelan said nevertheless, Metis generally are often treated as Indians and have similar limitations, as well as suffer the same burdens and discrimination.More to come …last_img read more

Poison from former Yellowknife gold mine has spread to surrounding lakes report

first_imgIman Kassam APTN National NewsChemicals from a former gold mine long closed has spread to a number of surrounding lakes according to a new report by researchers at the University of Ottawa.Contaminants, including arsenic trioxide, left behind from the Giant mine that closed in 2004 has spread and is a threat to animals and [email protected]last_img