RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Europe – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information October 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dusko Jovanovic murder: a karate champion charged Europe – Central Asia Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia News Receive email alerts Dusko Jovanovic, publisher and editor of the daily Dan, was gunned down in the street. The shots were targeted at “freedom of expression, independent journalism and democracy”, the newspaper said. News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says to go further RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more Damic Mandic, former karate champion and key organised crime figure in Serbia-Montenegro, has been charged with the murder of Dusko Jovanovic, editor of the opposition daily Dan. Held in custody since the beginning of June, Mandic is suspected of having driven the car that was involved in the journalist’s murder on 28 May this year.The murder of Jovanovic, known for his strident criticism of the powerful Montenegro Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic, heightened tensions in the country. His family and friends have on several occasions accused the authorities of seeking to bury the case and to obstruct a full investigation. The implication of secret service involvement in the killing, as charged by those close to the journalist, has been strongly denied by the Montenegro authorities.————28.05.04 – Newspaper editor murdered in capital of MontenegroDusko Jovanovic, publisher and editor of the daily Dan, was gunned down in the street outside his newspaper’s headquarters in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, shortly after midnight today. He was getting into his car when he was hit in the head and chest by shots fired from an automatic rifle. His assailants fled in a black vehicle. Jovanovic died shortly after being rushed to a hospital. Investigating judge Radomir Ivanovic said the police had detained several suspects but the motive for the murder was not yet known.Reporters Without Borders called on interior minister Dragan Djurovic to ensure that investigators do not rule out the possibility that the killing was linked to Jovanovic’s work as an editor. The organisation also asked to be kept informed of developments in the enquiry.Dan said Jovanovic had received many death threats. The murder was an attempt in “the most horrible manner to silence Dan,” the newspaper said. The shots were also targeted at “freedom of expression, independent journalism and democracy,” the newspaper added.Dan has been involved in several judicial cases and Jovanovic, a former member of the Montenegro parliament, had often criticised the ruling coalition led by the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic, who had tried to sue him and the newspaper.The newspaper was, for example, accused of libel in connection with a case concerning cigarette trafficking in the Balkans. It is said to support the opposition and the People’s Socialist Party, which backed former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic.In 2003, Jovanovic was charged by the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia for revealing the name of a protected witness in the Milosevic trial. The prosecution of Jovanovic was dropped in April 2004 after he apologised in an editorial, expressing “true remorse” for any harm done to the court or the witness. Organisation News
News Follow the news on Peru News There is no clear front-runner in the presidential election run-off between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori that is due to take place on 5 June but, with three weeks still to go, the campaign is already having a devastating impact on Peru’s media.The most serious case concerns César Levano, the editor of the daily La Primera, and Arturo Belaúnde, the president of its board. Wreaths for both were delivered to the newspaper’s Lima headquarters on 11 May. One bore the words “Rest In Peace” and identified the sender as the Lima-based Press and Society Institute (IPYS), Peru’s leading press freedom organization.Levano told Reporters Without Borders he received another death threat yesterday morning. An anonymous caller told his secretary: “Tell César Levano we are not joking about (the wreaths) and that next time we will kill him.”“La Primera’s editorial support for Humala is well known, as are IPYS’s activities, including its debate on free speech with the two second-round candidates on 29 April, at which firm pledges were given,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Attacking La Primera and smearing IPYS’s reputation is to insult the principle of editorial diversity and media freedom and pour scorn on those who embody and defend freedom of expression.”The press freedom organization added: “We hope that an investigation will quickly establish the sources of these threats. We also think it is important that the two candidates should publicly reiterate their promises to guarantee press freedom and respect for the editorial choices made by every news media, regardless of its political tendencies.”Hate and violenceIn another case, around 100 presumed Humala supporters attacked Jaime De Althaus, the producer of a programme on the TV station Canal N, in Lima on 6 May. Reporters Without Borders welcomes the immediate condemnation that was issued by David Abugatás, the spokesman of Humala’s party, Gana Perú. De Althaus nonetheless reports getting more telephone death threats on the night of 11 May.José Luis Lizárraga, who works for radio Súper Éxito, and José Mandujano, who works for radio Studio 99, were roughed up by Fujimori bodyguards in Satipo, in the central region of Junín, on 5 May, IPYS reports. The media have unfortunately helped to exacerbate the pre-election climate, with a spate of dismissals (or resignations) of journalist between the two rounds. Most of the dismissed journalists have reportedly been Humala supporters. They include Patricia Montero and José Jara, who were fired from Canal N after resisting pressure to support Fujimori. Canal N is owned by two newspapers, the pro-Fujimori El Comercio and the pro-Humala La República, but El Comercio has the controlling interest.In the southern city of Arequipa, Federico Rosado Zavala, Jorge Alvarez and Jesús Coa resigned from Radio Líder after the station’s management asked them not to criticize Fujimori because the station has signed an advertising contract with her party, Fuerza 2011. Two other journalists reportedly resigned from Perú 21, a daily owned by the El Comercio group. And the owners of América TV are reportedly planning to fire news director Laura Puertas and other journalists for the same reason after the election.“These forced or voluntary departures raise many doubts about the principle of fairness that is supposed to prevail during election campaigns,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Editorial preference for one or other candidate does not in any way prevent pluralist coverage of the campaign and certainly does not justify a witch-hunt. “By yielding to this temptation some media are encouraging the impression that the candidates themselves are pressuring the media although this has not been demonstrated. This situation is affecting the democratic debate. This is all the more reason for the candidates to keep the promises they made during the campaign.”Media freedom has been suffering serious setbacks of late in Peru. Radio Ollantay programme producer Julio Castillo Narváez was shot dead in the northwestern city of Virú on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day. In addition to this murder and many cases journalists being physically attacked or harassed, two journalists are currently in prison on criminal defamation charges. We call for their release. News Receive email alerts RSF_en December 4, 2019 Find out more Organisation February 10, 2017 Find out more PeruAmericas News PeruAmericas China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting May 13, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Amid witch-hunt before second round, candidates urged to keep press freedom promises Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable to go further April 1, 2020 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Help by sharing this information
Sr. Mary Stella Gampfer, age 81 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at the convent. Born February 25, 1938 in Covington, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Rose (Nee: Goeke) and Charles Gampfer.The second of three children of Charles and Rose, the family moved across the river to Cincinnati when she was young. She attended St. Bernard School at Winton Place where she became acquainted with the Oldenburg Franciscans and began her interest in religious life.The family would move to the suburb of Norwood and where she met the Srs. of the Precious Blood order, but kept in contact with the Franciscans she met in grade school. The family’s parish was served by Franciscan Friars so her interest in the Franciscans continued to grow. Following graduation, she entered the convent, which was delayed by her mother being ill. Her mother died the following year. Her father would eventually remarry and two more sons were added to the Gampfer family.Sr. Mary Stella earned a Bachelor’s degree from Marian University and a Master’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame. In her early years she taught at schools in Evansville and Oldenburg Indiana as well as Cincinnati and Middletown in Ohio. She also held the position of Directress of the Aspirancy at the Motherhouse for four years, along with instructing Novices and Postulants in English and history. In 1974, Sr. Mary Stella became an instructor of English at Marian University in Indianapolis and was made Assistant Professor of the English Department in 1979. She would hold that position until her retirement in 2015. Other duties included teaching writing and literature courses, overseeing the university’s Fioretti (a student led literary and visual arts journal released yearly) as well as coordinating the annual Student Recognition Dinner and Awards Program.Sr. Mary Stella is survived by brothers David, Joseph and Terrance Gampfer, all of Ohio. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Charles Gampfer. Visitation is Tuesday, April 16th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent chapel. Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Leopold Keffler O.F.M. officiating and burial in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org). For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.
“We were able to roll four lines and get everybody involved. Defensively we kept things tights and limited shots and chances.”Selkirk opened the season with a 7-2 pasting of Eastern Washington Eagles.Chris Hurry picked up his first BCIHL shutout with a 13-save performance between the pipes.Thompson Rivers currently sit tied for top spot with the Saints, both teams with four points.However, the Wolfpack have played two more games than the Saints.Game time for both games, Friday and Saturday, is 7:30 p.m. Twelve goals in two games that both resulted in wins.It doesn’t look like the Selkirk Saints are rebuilding, it looks like the defending B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League champs are reloading.The Saints take a 2-0 record into a back-to-back home weekend against Thompson Rivers University at the Castlegar Complex.”I thought we had a slow start and didn’t really get up to full speed until the second period, but once we did the pressure and execution were as good as we’ve seen so far this season,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois after Selkirk shutout University of Victoria Vikes last weekend 5-0.
MUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard both failed, but new boys Gujarat Lions remained unbeaten with a three-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians off the last ball in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.Needing one run off the final delivery in pursuit of 144 at the Wankhede Stadium, Australian Aaron Finch lashed a boundary to seal Lions’ third straight win in the tournament.Opener Finch top-scored with an unbeaten 67 off 54 balls, with seven fours and a six, while captain Suresh Raina chipped in with 27 in a 53-run, second-wicket stand.Bravo, batting at number five, made just two before he got himself in a tangle to the sixth delivery he faced and fell to a catch at the wicket in the 13th over from seamer Jasprit Bumrah at 83 for four.POLLARDFAILEDEarlier, Bravo’s fellow Trinidadian, Pollard, also failed, falling for one as Mumbai tallied 143 for eight off their 20 overs after being asked to bat.Opener Parthiv Patel top-scored with 34 while number nine, Tim Southee, struck a breezy 25 from 11 balls.Ironically, Bravo had a hand in Pollard’s dismissal, taking a skier at long-off as the big-hitting West Indies teammate holed out off 44-year-old leg-spinner Pravin Tambe in the 11th over at 59 for four.Bravo’s four overs of medium pace went for 39 runs and yielded just one wicket.In the other game played in Hyderabad, West Indies all-rounder AndrÈ Russell endured mixed fortunes as his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) completed an uncomplicated eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.BRILLIANTSPELLHe produced a brilliant spell of one for 19 from four overs to help limit Sunrisers to 142 for seven off their 50 overs. England T20 captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 51 from 43 deliveries.The game was marked by the return of champion West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine, who finished with none for 26 from his four overs, in his first international game since being banned by the ICC last November for having an illegal action.He was cleared to return to action after his remodelled action was approved by the ICC last month.In reply, KKR were propelled by captain Gautam Gambhir, who stroked an unbeaten 90 from 60 balls in a 92-run first-wicket stand with Robin Uthappa, who struck 38.Russell, sent in at three, lasted only five balls and scored two before he had his middle stump removed by a yorker from 20-year-old left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CornYield estimates on last week’s USDA report were as expected, while harvested acres increased slightly. With this report the likely trading range could be $3.20 to $3.60 through Dec 2016. There was a surge in prices late this week, but I don’t expect it to continue. As prices increased, basis levels began slipping across the Corn Belt, indicating farmers are willing to sell.Little new crop has been priced, so even the smallest rally will encourage farmers to sell some corn. End users seem to be willing buyers under $3.30. So, $3.40 may be the fair market value over the winter. BeansThere were no surprises in the report for beans. Right now the market is determining the necessary premium when considering South American weather. Good to average growing conditions would mean levels are overpriced and will need to go lower. Add this to many farmers planting more beans in 2017 and there is potential for substantial downside risk long-term. Without a weather issue in South America it’s doubtful beans will rally above $10 in the near future. What is in your tool box?I’m amazed how many farmers are still reluctant to use futures in their grain marketing. Not using futures is like going to the field with only a hammer, screwdriver, vice grip and crescent wrench in the tool box. Can you fix a problem in the field with these tools? Yes, but how effective are you and how successful will you ultimately be? The hammerIt’s easy to understand what will happen when you use it. But, it doesn’t give you very many choices. Hit something just right, and all the problems are solved. But, swing too hard or in the wrong spot, and you can break something. The hammer is the equivalent of selling cash grain. Every farmer knows how this will work. They have had successes and failures in the past, but it’s pretty easy and takes little skill. Selling at the right price at the right time (a direct hit) feels great. But, selling at the wrong price or time is hard to fix and causes frustration. The screwdriverThe screwdriver is an easy tool to use, but very limited in function. It can be very useful in the right situation, but unless you have the right screw or bolt, this tool may not be the answer. This is similar to just counting on insurance revenue programs or government payments to help set a floor price or make up for any short fall in prices. It’s an indispensable tool, you can’t live without it, and easy to use, but it won’t fix everything. The crescent wrenchWhen you aren’t sure what size of bolt you need to loosen (or maybe you have a surprise metric bolt you have never encountered) the crescent can come in very handy. However, if the bolt is really tight you can round off the corners of the bolt or nut, and be in an even worse position. This is similar to buying a put or call option. There are times buying a put or call can be just the right “tool” in the marketing world. However, there are situations where it doesn’t work as well, or makes a problem worse than when you started. In less volatile markets like this previous year, options can cost farmers more than they can potentially gain from them. The vice gripThe vice grip is a companion tool with any of the above tools mentioned. You can keep your fingers safe using a vice grip to hold a nail when using a hammer. Or a vice grip can work with a screwdriver or crescent wrench to hold a nut in place when screwing in a bolt head. This is like selling grain to an end user. It can be handy on its own, or use it with other tools, like Hedge To Arrive, minimum priced contracts, or deferred pricing. However, it can lock you in tight, leaving you with limited options. What if there are production issues? What if there is another end user paying more in the future? Flexibility is limited sometimes. What’s in my tool box?Obviously, I have the above tools in my tool box, but I also have other tools available to me that best fits each situation the grain market throws at me. Socket setI have a complete standard and metric socket set that fits any bolt in need of repair. I want all sizes and extensions available for the right task. Futures like sockets give me flexibility and allow me to pick the exact price I want to sell grain at. Deep sockets are like using deferred contracts that allow me to sell late in the year and pick up market carry. Different drives are like futures contracts that allow me to pick the right year to market. All the extensions are equivalent to how futures allow me to take advantage of basis opportunities. While a little heavier to carry, keep organized and more complicated to use, the flexibility of what I can do and how much I can fix is worth it. WD40Sometimes a little extra help is needed to loosen tight bolts. This is like selling calls. Does it work all the time? No, but when things are tight and none of the other tools are working, sometimes a little help is all that’s needed to get the job done.Next time you knock a sickle out while cutting beans, or have to fix a broken gathering chain on the corn head, ask yourself what tool will do the best job and what do you have in your tool box. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. 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Crystal Palace ace Zaha flattered by Chinese interestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha admits he’s flattered by interest from China.It’s been claimed Dalian Yifang have offered Zaha, 26, a four-year contract worth £44m.”It is flattering, but it does not distract me because I have a job here to focus on,” the Ivory Coast international told Sky Sports.”I do not involve myself in things outside the plan.”Zaha’s contract runs to 2023. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) special investigation regarding the award of contract(s) to construct/repair and to rent shops at the Spalding Market in Clarendon was tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, September 17.Contractor General, Dirk Harrison on April 15, publicly announced that a formal investigation has commenced into the circumstances, surrounding the alleged award of contract(s) to construct/repair and to rent shops at the Spalding Market, owned by the Clarendon Parish Council.The primary aim of the investigation was to ascertain whether there was compliance with provisions of the Contractor General Act and the applicable Government of Jamaica (GoJ) Public Sector Procurement Procedures and the GoJ Public Sector Procurement Regulations (2008), in the award of contract(s) to construct/repair and to rent the shops.The Contractor General, in his report, concluded that the shops were illegally erected.He noted that given the finding that officers of the Clarendon Parish Council were reticent in addressing the issue of the illegally constructed wooden shops, an accountability framework should be created and implemented “to clearly outline the reporting relationships and obligations of officers at the parish councils in order to ensure that there is no recurrence of the lack of action, which has tainted the Clarendon Parish Council.”The report also noted that “given the circumstances, which have surrounded the entire Spalding affair,” the OCG is recommending that a legislative and/or governance framework be established to guide Ministers of Government and Members of Parliament as it concerns their roles, functions, responsibilities and involvement in the decision making processes of public bodies.“The legislative and/or governance framework should detail the appropriate sanctions, which can be adopted should a Minister and/or Member of Parliament overstep his/her authority as it concerns the functions of a public body,” the report said.Mr. Harrison also recommended that the Auditor General undertake a review of the financial operations, and accounting systems and practices of the Clarendon ParishCouncil having regard to the numerous deficiencies, which have been identified herein as it regards the collection of revenue, loss of revenue and the recovery of monies payable to the Clarendon Parish Council.The Contractor General also recommended that there be an “absolute separation of the responsibilities of the Members of Parliament in regard to the identification and/or approval of projects which are to be undertaken in their Constituency and the selection and/or approval of contractors to execute the identified works.”“In the event that an absolute separation is not feasible, the CG recommends that the appropriate checks and balances be put in place to ensure that there is no undue political interference,” the report stated. Story Highlights A formal investigation has commenced into the circumstances The OCG is recommending that a legislative and/or governance framework be established The report concluded that the shops were illegally erected
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Women and minority television directors made modest gains last season, but the majority of television episodes are still directed by white men, the Directors Guild of America found in a study released Tuesday.The guild’s study states that 62 per cent of nearly 4,500 television episodes reviewed during the 2016-2017 season were directed by white men. When adding in white female directors, 78 per cent of the television episodes reviewed were helmed by white directors.Non-white directors accounted for 22 per cent of all episodes directed last year, with black directors accounting for 13 per cent. Asian-Americans accounted for 5 per cent of the episodes directed, while Latinos represented 4 per cent.The numbers reflect low single-digit increases for female and minority directors from previous seasons: White women directed 16 per cent of episodes in 2016-2017 compared with 14 per cent, and minority females directed 5 per cent of episodes, up from 3 per cent in 2015-2016.Directors Guild President Thomas Schlamme wrote in a statement accompanying the report that the results show “stark disparities among the major studios that raise questions about how committed to inclusion some employers really are.”He said studios must do more to find directors from diverse backgrounds.“Frankly, it’s hard to understand why they’re not doing more,” Schlamme said. “Even if all the right reasons are not enough for them, they should at least be motivated by the bottom line — inclusion just makes good business sense.”The report also ranks studios and their subsidiaries on the racial and ethnic breakdown of its directors. The study found 20th Century Fox was the most inclusive studio, producing 553 episodes of content, with 55 per cent of episodes being directed by white men. CBS and NBC ranked second, while Netflix was last, with white men directing 77 per cent of the 88 episodes reviewed, and only 4.5 per cent of those jobs going to minority directors.ABC, which accounted for the most content with 614 episodes, ranked fifth out of 10 studios reviewed, with white men accounting for 64 per cent of the directors. Minority directors accounted for 23 per cent of ABC episodes, while female directors were in charge of 21 per cent.
MONTREAL – The founder of DavidsTea Inc. is being sued by company shareholders seeking to have Herschel Segal removed as executive chairman and the election of a new board of directors.Three Highland Limited partnerships which together own 12.8 per cent of the Montreal-based beverage retailer’s shares filed suit in Quebec Superior Court against Segal and his investment firm Rainy Day Investments.Rainy Day Investments owns 46.4 per cent of DavidsTea shares.DavidsTea says the lawsuit is without merit and contains old, baseless allegations.Segal says in a statement that DavidsTea won’t be distracted by efforts to turn around the struggling retailer.The company, which is not named as a defendant, says it will defend against efforts that affect the election of directors or appointment of management.It says the new lawsuit seemingly replaces a similar motion filed before the June annual meeting that was later withdrawn.A slate of Rainy Day nominees were elected to the board and that resulted in the resignation of CEO Joel Silver, but two of those directors also later resigned.Segal has pledged that the chain of tea shops will become profitable within a year and focus on its Canadian roots.