June 12

Opposition journalist will face trial alone

first_img January 15, 2021 Find out more News News February 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal RSF_en Help by sharing this information January 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist will face trial alone KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking hercenter_img Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News Organisation KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan News to go further Sergey Duvanov decided to dismiss his lawyers and defend himself on 23January because he felt the court was not giving him the chance to bedefended in the normal manner. On 22 January, the court rejected his lawyers’ request for the case to be dimissed on the grounds of a lack of evidenceand the many violations of the law during the investigation and trial._____Reporters Without Borders said today it was very concerned about the press freedom situation in Kazakhstan and called on European Commission president Romano Prodi to raise the case of jailed opposition journalist Sergei Duvanov during the forthcoming visit to Brussels of the country’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. “In view of the treatment meted out to opposition journalists and the persistent harassment of Duvanov, it is hard to give credence to the accusation of raping a minor that police offered for his recent arrest,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Prodi.”Many human rights organisations, as well as the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the United States, have expressed concern to the Kazakh authorities about the decline in press freedom this year and the arrest of Duvanov. We ask you to get President Nazarbayev to agree to clarify the Duvanov affair and respect European standards of press freedom.”Dunavov, editor of the opposition magazine Bulletin, published by the International Bureau for Human Rights, was arrested on 28 October and accused of raping a minor. He had been due to fly the next day to the United States to present a report on democracy and human rights in Kazakhstan. He went on hunger strike for 10 days in a bid to prove his innocence, but abandoned it after he was force-fed by guards at the Almaty remand centre.Duvanov, who is close to the opposition group Kazakh Democratic Choice, is also being prosecuted for “harming the honour and dignity” of President Nazarbayev under article 318 of the criminal code. He faces three years in prison for the offence, which arose from the appearance on the opposition website kub.kz on 6 May of an article called “The Silence of the Lambs,” which criticised the president and said he had embezzled state funds. In August, Duvanov was badly beaten up by thugs. October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

June 12

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce that the October Best Used Book Sale will be held Friday, October 7 (3-7 p.m.) and Saturday, October 8 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).Featured in the basement at this sale we will have a wonderful collection of books on exploration and exotic travels. The Sale will also have complete sets of Winston Churchill’s World War II series and the Durants’ The Story of Civilization. Another wonderful set available is The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography, published in England in 1880. It is described as “a series of original memoirs of distinguished men of all ages and all nations.” The entries include notables of the past, including some from the nineteenth century, with beautiful engravings. Check out some of our other wonderful vintage books, too.As always, the basement will have nearly new fiction and non-fiction titles, DVDs, audio books, and some “Dickens’ Village” lighted buildings suitable for holiday decorating.In the parking lot will be the popular Bargain Books for only $1.00 and will include both fiction and nonfiction. Children’s and Teen books in the parking lot will be selling from .25 to $1.00 each. We also will have a collection of sets suitable for classroom or book groups. Small paperbacks are .25 each or 5/$1.00.The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library is a non-profit organization and all proceeds benefit the Sierra Madre Library. For more information visit them on Facebook, or www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.org, or call the library at (626) 355-7186.The sale will be held in the basement and the parking lot behind the library at 440 West Sierra Madre Blvd. Come and talk books with the volunteers from the Friends.See you at the Book Sale! Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 11:32 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

May 31

DS News Webcast: Friday 3/22/2013

first_img DS News Webcast: Friday 3/22/2013 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: NAHB: List of Improving Markets Expands to 274 Next: VRM to Engage Local Companies Through New Initiative The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: DSNews The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 22, 2013 602 Views Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Friday 3/22/2013 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Coverage:- NAR: Existing-Home Sales Improve in February- Quicken to Buy $34B in Mortgage Rights from AllyFor More Information, Check Out Dsnews.com Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago 2013-03-22 DSNewslast_img read more

May 25

Despite heavy rain water supply schemes in Donegal face demand issues

first_img Google+ Facebook By News Highland – June 23, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Despite heavy rain water supply schemes in Donegal face demand issues AudioHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Irish Water say they are continuing to monitor a number of water supplies in Donegal as despite heavy rainfall, water supply schemes still face demand issues.Water supplies in Lettermacward and Rathmullen are currently in drought with three other schemes in potential drought status including Letterkenny, Lough Mourne and Rosses Regional – Crolly.Since the start of the Water Conservation Order on June 8th, the number of schemes in drought around the country has increased.Irish Water Waste Water Lead for Donegal, Paul Killcoyne is urging consumers to be mindful of water usage at this time:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/killcoyne5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Previous articleDail to sit on Saturday if programme for Government approvedNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday June 23rd News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

May 25

Motorists caught speeding in Buncrana area

first_img Twitter A number of motorists have been caught speeding in the Buncrana area today.The Buncrana Roads Policing Unit detected vehicles exceeding the speed limit this morning in an 80kph zone.One motorist was detected travelling at 101kph and the other at 105kph.Gardai say fixed penalty notices will follow. Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – February 8, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articlePlans afoot for regeneration of Letterkenny town centreNext article12 additional Covid related deaths and 296 cases confirmed in NI News Highland Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Motorists caught speeding in Buncrana area News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

May 18

Man accused of stealing from Kmart days after buying $8 million private island

first_imgMonroe County Sheriff’s Office(MIAMI) — A Florida man was arrested on Saturday for shoplifting at a Kmart, just days after he purchased a multi-million-dollar private island off Key West.Andrew Lippi, 59, was accused of stealing about $300 worth of household goods from a Kmart in Key West, where police said he purchased various items between March 30 and April 4, replaced them with cheaper items and returned them for a refund. Lippi made headlines last week when he purchased Thompson Island, a private estate formerly owned by the philanthropist and developer Edward B. Knight, for $8 million, according to ABC Miami affiliate WPLG-TV.Lippi also owns a 12-bedroom resort compound in Key West that MTV used to film a season of The Real World in 2006. That property rents for about $1,800 a night on Airbnb, WPLG reported.Lippi stands accused of stealing multiple items, including LED light bulbs and a $55 Hamilton Beach coffee maker, which he allegedly “replaced with a much older coffee maker” and returned for a full refund, according to the Key West Police Department.Police said Lippi also bought a $150 Keurig coffee machine on March 30, returned it and received a full refund a day later. Kmart employees notified the store’s loss prevention officer after realizing the coffee machine box instead contained a basketball, according to police.Lippi denied denied stealing the items, according to a police report.“Lippi stated he did not change out any items prior to returning them,” the arresting officer wrote in the report. “I asked Lippi about the Keurig coffee machine being replaced by a basketball, and he stated the clerk should have realized there was no coffee machine by the weight of the box.”“I asked Lippi about the light bulbs, and he stated he returned the light bulbs because he paid too much money for them and did not know how they were switched,” the officer said.ABC News could not reach Lippi for comment late Monday night, but he told the Miami Herald that the situation “has to do with a commercial dispute.”“It’s very complicated and I’d rather not get into it,” Lippi told the Herald in a phone interview. “I will say this, that the way it was handled by Key West police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department was wonderful. Some of the finest people I’ve ever dealt with who were kind throughout the whole process.”Lippi was arrested on grand theft charges and released the following day. Jail records show he posted no bond for his release. He’s scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on April 18. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 9

Controls on turbulent mixing on the West Antarctic Peninsula shelf

first_imgThe ocean-to-atmosphere heat budget of the West Antarctic Peninsula is controlled in part by the upward flux of heat from the warm Circumpolar Deep Water (CDW) layer that resides below ~200 m to the Antarctic Surface Water (AASW), a water mass which varies strongly on a seasonal basis. Upwelling and mixing of CDW influence the formation of sea ice in the region and affect biological productivity and functioning of the ecosystem through their delivery of nutrients. In this study, 2.5-year time series of both Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) and conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) data are used to quantify both the diapycnal diffusivity κ and the vertical heat flux Q at the interface between CDW and AASW. Over the period of the study, a mean upward heat flux of ~1 W m−2 is estimated, with the largest heat fluxes occurring shortly after the loss of winter fast ice when the water column is first exposed to wind stress without being strongly stratified by salinity. Differences in mixing mechanisms between winter and summer seasons are investigated. Whilst tidally-driven mixing at the study site occurs year-round, but is likely to be relatively weak, a strong increase in counterclockwise-polarized near-inertial energy (and shear) is observed during the fast-ice-free season, suggesting that the direct impact of storms on the ocean surface is responsible for much of the observed mixing at the site. Given the rapid reduction in sea-ice duration in this region in the last 30 years, a shift towards an increasingly wind-dominated mixing regime may be taking place.last_img read more

May 7

Don’t let landlords rely on old EPCs

first_imgHome » News » Don’t let landlords rely on old EPCs previous nextRegulation & LawDon’t let landlords rely on old EPCsCarter Jonas says EPCs must be reviewed now they’re required for rental property tooThe Negotiator6th December 20160766 Views Residential landlords would be well advised to take the 10-year anniversary of the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates or EPCs as a spur to get their properties properly reassessed, says Lisa Simons at Carter Jonas.A new EPC could make the difference between 10 years of worry-free letting and a whole lot of stress.Intended to last for a decade and required before homes could be sold or let, EPCs have taken on more significance since they became a guiding factor in whether or not a home could be let. Originally part of the Home Information Pack (HIP), the EPC survived when the HIP requirement was abandoned in 2010.The more recent Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) mean that from April, 2018, it will be difficult, but not impossible, to let a property with an Energy Efficiency Standard on its EPC below Band E. Exemptions can be registered but are subject to re-application every five years, with no certainty that this regime will continue.“With that in mind, it could be beneficial to review the EPC for your property even if you are not yet required to replace the original purchased 10 years ago,” believes Lisa Simon, Head of Residential Lettings at Carter Jonas. “Some landlords still rely on the EPC existing from when they purchased the property, and therefore provided by the vendor rather than themselves.“Particularly where a property is Band F or G, but also for those with a low score in Band E, having a new EPC assessment could make all the difference between 10 years of worry-free letting and the stress of not knowing whether or not an exemption granted in time for April, 2018, will be renewable in 2023.”Energy Efficiency Rating Energy Performance Certificate Environmental Impact Reading EPC December 6, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

May 4

HMAS Albany Keeps an Eye on Offshore Oil & Gas Platforms

first_img View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Albany View post tag: Defense PRODUCTION PLATFORM IN NORTH WEST SHELFAustralian Navy’s ship HMAS Albany was busy at sea during the holiday season performing security operations in Australian waters.The Armidale Class Patrol Boat was on a security patrol off the North West Shelf region, home to oil and gas resource platforms, which are of strategic relevance for Australia.By engaging into this type of operations  Australian Navy’s ships can put to a test their skills of mutual communications, along with the envisaged procedures and protocols with offshore oil and gas platforms, the Navy explained in a release.Commanding Officer of HMAS Albany, Lieutenant-Commander Rob Cucchi commented: “These patrols are a solid workout for the crew particularly at this time of year with prevailing weather and provide a timely reminder to the nation of the importance of this region to our ability to trade and therefore to our national prosperity and security.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 31, 2013; Image: RAN View post tag: Gas View post tag: platforms View post tag: Defence View post tag: eye View post tag: HMAS View post tag: keeps Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Albany Keeps an Eye on Offshore Oil & Gas Platforms View post tag: oil View post tag: Australia View post tag: News by topic HMAS Albany Keeps an Eye on Offshore Oil & Gas Platforms View post tag: offshore December 31, 2013last_img read more

May 3

DEPUTY MAYOR STEVE SCHAEFER APPOINTED “REOPEN EVANSVILLE” TASK FORCE CHAIRMAN

first_imgMayor Winnecke created a “Reopen Evansville Task Force” this week and Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer was appointed the Chairman to coordinate reopening of our community.There are 6 Areas of Focus (so far) with each having a lead coordinator. Please note that our efforts and membership are evolving, due to the fast-paced work that needs to occur. These groups will grow as work ramps up.1) Business Assistance – Tara Barney (Chamber), Greg Wathen (Coalition), Sara Worstell (Work One), Kim Howard (Small Business Development Center), Kelley Courses (DMD), Josh Armstrong (Downtown Alliance), Pete Paradossi (ERBC), Andrea Lendy & Abby Elpers (Growth Alliance).2) Workplace Safety & Testing – Dr. Steven Becker (Stone Family Center for Health Sciences) + group of about 10-15 Doctors and some business leaders.3) Quality of Life – Brian Holtz (Evansville Parks), Jim Wood (CVB), Erik Beck (Mesker Park Zoo), Scott Schoenike & Colin Holman (Ford Center), Eric Marvin (Sports Corporation).4) Government Operations – Steve Schaefer (Deputy Mayor), City Department Heads, Mayor, President Of the Vanderburgh County Commission, Jeff Hatfield.5) Food Security – Lisa Vaughn (Feed Evansville), Alex Burton, President of the Evansville City Council, Andrea Hays (Welborn Foundation) / Others invited: Robin Mallery (Urban Seeds), Glenn Roberts (Food Bank), Lacy Wilson (Healthy Communities Partnership), Nora Burgess (EVSC), Kim McWilliams (EVSC), and more.6) Community Efforts – Still being finalized and we have identified a lead coordinator. This group would identify and support all the existing programs like the Crisis Respond Fund through the United Way, religious community collaborations, etc.FOOTNOTE: A Medical Advisory Group consisting of professionals from both Deaconess and St. Vincent Ascension will be advising each Focus group.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more