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Call for full investigation into Siberian editor’s murder

first_imgNews Organisation News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown The investigation into an outspoken newspaper editor’s murder last week in the Siberian city of Minusinsk must be thorough and impartial and must examine the possibility that it was linked to his work as a journalist, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said today. Follow the news on Russia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Читать по-русски в PDF / Read in RussianThe body of Dmitry Popkov, 42, the founder and editor of the local newspaper Ton-M, was found on the evening of 24 May. He had been shot nine times with a gun fitted with a silencer. The local office of the Investigative Committee said it intended to consider all possible motives, including a connection to his work. “We note that an investigation is under way into this journalist’s murder,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Given the sensitive nature of his work and the climate of intolerance towards critics in Minusinsk, serious consideration must the given to the possibility that the murder was linked to his reporting.” Bihr added: “A full and impartial investigation is essential in order to break the vicious circle of impunity that is only too often enjoyed by those who murder or attack Russian journalists.” Popkov created Ton-M in May 2014 after being fired from the municipal council on the grounds that he had been convicted of hitting a diabetic teenager. Popkov denied the charge, saying be was the victim of a provocation designed to punish him for opposing the local authorities. From the outset, Ton-M focused on local politics, especially corruption and abuse of authority, using the slogan, “We write what the others stay silent about.” The stories it covered included the case of a former Minusinsk official who was convicted of fraud. Popkov was one of the signatories of an appeal to the Regional Union of Journalists earlier this month accusing the local authorities of violating the rights of the media. It followed an announcement by the city’s mayor that a complaint would be filed with the local prosecutor accusing unaccredited journalists of “provocation” during a municipal council meeting on 5 May and “obstructing” its work. In response, the journalists accused the council of making it much harder to get accreditation. The dispute is one of the latest examples of a growing mistrust and intolerance on the part of local officials towards journalists. A decree issued on 16 May included unaccredited journalists along with drug addicts and alcoholics on a list of persons banned from entering municipal buildings. Popkov is the second journalist to be murdered this year in Russia. The first was Nikolai Andrushchenko, who died in a Saint Petersburg hospital on 19 April from the severe injuries he received in a brutal attack.He had covered organized crime and cases of corruption involving members of the local elite. Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Previous RSF press releases have condemned the growing harassment of independent media outlets by the authorities, the curtailment of Internet freedoms and chronic failure to punish those who attack and murder journalists. May 5, 2021 Find out more News May 30, 2017 Call for full investigation into Siberian editor’s murder June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Receive email alerts Related documents cp_dmitri_popkov_ru.pdfPDF – 71.41 KB RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionImpunityViolenceFreedom of expression Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption to go further May 21, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Helping Squelch E. coli

first_imgHand washing, thoroughly cooking meats and using pasteurized juice and milk are the best ways to avoid food-borne illness like Monday’s Spokane, Wash., outbreak, said a University of Georgia professor. Press reports say seven young children, including five who attended the same Spokane day care center, were infected with the E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria. One child was hospitalized. Judy Harrison, a foods and nutrition professor with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has developed two training programs that focus on protecting young children and older adults from such illnesses. “Almost any food can cause illness if it’s mishandled,” Harrison said. “And mishandling often has to do with people not being careful about washing their hands.” Adults aren’t the only ones who have to be careful about washing hands, she said. Children may arrive at a day care center harboring pathogens such as E. coli without knowing it. “E. coli 1057:H7 infection begins with diarrhea, as do most food-borne illnesses,” Harrison said. “If you have a child who’s harboring an organism and he goes to the bathroom and doesn’t thoroughly wash his hands, the organism could be passed to other children.”It could be spread through hand-to-hand or hand-to-mouth contact,” she said. “Or it could be through the contamination getting on a toy or other object. It’s unclear just how long the pathogen could survive on toys or other objects. But it could be there long enough to infect another child.” An E. coli bacterium. (Photo courtesy the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) download the .tif Cooking meat thoroughly, too, and using pasteurized juice and egg products at day care centers or programs for the elderly can prevent the outbreak of food-borne illnesses, Harrison said. “Cases of E. coli 0157:H7 have been attributed to children drinking unpasteurized juice,” she said. “E. coli 0157:H7 has been found to be more acid-tolerant than some pathogens. It can survive several days in things like unpasteurized juice.” E. coli hasn’t been shown to be a problem in egg products. But salmonella, which also can cause severe illnesses, is found in eggs. Pasteurizing of egg products and thorough cooking destroys salmonella. Harrison said the best way to make sure meat is thoroughly cooked is to use a meat thermometer. “We used to say if there wasn’t any pink left and the juices ran clear, you could consider the meat thoroughly cooked,” she said. “However, studies have shown that some ground beef will lose its pink color before it reaches 160 degrees. That’s the level necessary to kill E. coli 0157:H7 in beef.” Harrison’s training programs are available through county Extension Service FACS agents. The same agents can provide charts of the temperatures needed to kill food-borne pathogens.last_img read more

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FortisBC to ship more Canadian LNG to China

first_imgChina Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group has tied up with Canada’s FortisBC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China. FortisBC said in a statement on Thursday that 20 LNG containers were being loaded for CERCG at the Tilbury facility set for delivery to China where the demand for LNG is growing.More LNG shipments are being planned throughout 2018 to help CERCG meet the energy needs of its customers, the statement reads.“China’s supply of LNG is currently quite limited, so we are seeking new sources of LNG to meet future demand,” said Henry Liu, Canada representative for CERCG.Beijing-based CERCG will bring the shipment to Shanghai where the government is restricting the use of coal and wood, and even vehicles, to curb rising pollution.Last November, FortisBC launched a pilot shipment of the first container of LNG from Canada to China. Since then, FortisBC has been working with Chinese customers on the logistics of shipping small amounts of LNG by container ship. The company delivered two CERCG shipments of two containers each to Shanghai earlier this year.FortisBC is fuelling these shipments from its Tilbury and Mount Hayes LNG storage facilities, the only such facilities on Canada’s West Coast.Construction of an expansion of the Tilbury storage and liquefaction capacity is “substantially complete” and based on the current commissioning schedule, it will be fully operational later this year, the company said.last_img read more

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November 25, 2017 Police Blotter

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Kentucky falls short…in post game press conference

first_imgCollege basketball and Kentucky are probably the last two things in the world most Badger fans want to talk about right now. But after suffering a last second, heartbreaking loss to the Wildcats Saturday night in Arlington, there might be a small silver lining for the Badger nation in the form of Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle.After an impressive performance during the game, where he was second among Wildcats scorers with his 16 points, Randle followed it up with this less than glamorous moment in the postgame press I came across this from the post game. Come on UK student athletes!— Jon Arias (@jonariasradio) April 7, 2014 Kentucky head coach John Calipari has come under some scrutiny for his one-and-done style of coaching, where his recruits typically stay for their freshmen seasons, mainly because it’s mandated, and then jump ship for the NBA after their first campaigns.With an almost yearly process at Kentucky that encourages even more of a revolving door policy than is already commonplace in college basketball, it’s not really a secret that a college education is hardly a main focus of the athletes.Randle’s lack of knowledge of the term ‘attainment’ may have something to do with the one-and-done idea or it could have been just a momentary slip up — it’s not exactly the easiest task to think deeply after just having played an entire basketball game.Still, for the an organization like the NCAA that prizes a college education above all else, including sports, the slight blunder makes you wonder a little about the state of the education of athletes as a whole.Eight teams in the NCAA tournament this year actually fell below the NCAA-mandated Academic Progress score of 930, which is equivalent to only a 50 percent graduation rate, according to an AP story from March, although Kentucky’s most recent score from the 2011-2012 season was 963.h/t Jon Ariaslast_img read more

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Syracuse finishes season ranked No. 15 in AP poll

first_imgSyracuse finished the 2018 football season ranked No. 15 in the AP poll. It’s the first time the Orange (10-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) have finished the season ranked in the Top 25 since 2001.After a 34-18 win over West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl, the Orange moved up two spots from their previous rankings while the Mountaineers moved down five spots to No. 20. Their bowl victory pushed the Orange to 10-plus wins for the seventh time in program history.After two consecutive 4-8 seasons, Syracuse broke out in 2018 with wins over two ranked opponents — North Carolina State and West Virginia. Including the Mountaineers, three Syracuse opponents finished in the Top 25. The other two, Notre Dame and Clemson, were SU losses. The Tigers went on to finish as undefeated national champions while Notre Dame ranked fifth in the AP poll. Comments Published on January 8, 2019 at 12:11 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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County football results and fixtures

first_imgPhoto © Tipperary GAA Afterwards David Power said he was pleased to come away from Cashel with the win..In the other games, it was a local derby as Moyle Rovers and Fethard clashed in Clonmel.Favorites Moyle Rovers stay top of the group with a 13 points to 8 victory.County champions Loughmore Castleiney overcame Ardfinnan in Golden on a scoreline of Loughmore 3-19 Ardfinnan 2-5.In the county senior football championship this evening there’s a double header in Leahy Park, Cashel with Upperchurch-Drombane and Clonmel Commericals in the potential tie of the round, meeting at 6.30; while winners last time out meet at 8pm as Killenaule and JK Bracken’s go into battle.Then at 8 in Ardfinnan Cahir take on Tipp sharp-shooter Conor Sweeney’s club Ballyporeen, and it’s an all West tussle in Bansha as Arravale Rovers and Aherlow Gaels meet at the same time.Tipp FM analyst Tom McGrath says Aherlow versus Arravale could be a dress rehersal for a west final later in the season… It’s all senior club football this weekend with the third round of games getting underway last night.Kilsheelan Kilcash got their season back on track last night with a hard earned 2-8 to 0-8 win over Drom Inch in the county senior football championship.At half time the south side led 1-4 to 0-2 and full forward Jimmy Ryan scored a close range goal in the second half it sealed a Kilsheelan win.last_img read more

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