Madoff’s UK directors sued for $80m

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp THE legal battle over the collapse of Bernard Madoff’s $50bn (£31bn) Ponzi scheme moved to London last night when liquidators of the fraudster’s empire named all the directors of the London subsidiary in a new lawsuit. The complaint against Madoff’s London branch – Madoff Securities International Ltd (MSIL), seeks $80m and names as defendants former MSIL directors: Madoff’s brother Peter, Madoff’s sons Mark and Andrew, Stephen Raven, Leon Flax, Christopher Dale, Philip Toop and Malcolm Stevenson. Raven was lead director. The suit alleges that MSIL was established to conceal lack of actual trading by Madoff’s business. Meanwhile, trustees seeking to recoup money from Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme have upped their claim against UBS to $2.5bn. In court papers, trustee Irving Picard claimed the Swiss bank “capitalised on the Ponzi scheme in the face of clear indications of fraud”.UBS denies any wrongdoing, saying it will “take all appropriate steps to demonstrate that the allegations are false and unfounded”. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img Madoff’s UK directors sued for $80m Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof Tags: NULL Wednesday 8 December 2010 8:39 pm KCS-content last_img read more

Apopka Cemetery to Enforce New Rules

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply July 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm TAGSCity of Apopka Previous articleOn This Day: World War I BeginsNext articleAPD looking for school crossing guards Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Yes, if the city really wanted to improve something, that so many people have begged to have done, instead of messing with the cemetery, they would remove the cattails across the frontage of Dream Lake Park. The citizens have repeatedly asked for the cattails to be removed, so they can fish, and to improve the park’s appearance, but all that is done is the usual mowing, and the cattails continue to spread all the way across the lake’s frontage. It is such a pretty lake. Have you seen some of the photos that some really talented photographers have made there? Yesterday, while riding around, at Monroe and Sheeler down there in the deep hole where there is a pond, and the cattails have been taking over, there was CAT heavy equipment with long arms, and crews have been cleaning the cattails out of there. They have gotten a large portion of them so far, and still working on them. I think that is Orange Co. , not sure. Why can’t the city clean out the cattails across Dream Lake? The city has heavy equipment with long arms, and they can get a permit to do so, and already have crews that can do it in very little time. Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply This is tax paying money hard at work! Go fix the real problems with the LIVING and leave our lost LOVED ones alone. JUST RIDICULOUS!! Correction: It was the Oct. 7th, 2015’s city council meeting on the first reading of the city’s new cemetery ordinance, that I opposed it, and while speaking against it, got emotional. That is the one audio that when I tried to log onto it, it always came up and said error, and would not show up. I see it is back on there now, and that is the truth. I also spoke against the new cemetery policy again at the second reading of the ordinance, the following city council meeting which is on the audio on record. Ordinance 2456. On the first audio, Oct. 7, 2015, you will hear the city clerk explain about one vase of flowers per grave and the 10 day time limit, plus some of the other issues talked about regarding the cemetery. I hope in the future this ordinance will be repealed, at least certain parts. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Please enter your name here Reply Tenita Reid The City of Orlando is saving and keeping the flowers and tributes of love that were left for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting for a permanent memorial. Here in the City of Apopka’s cemetery, you can’t even honor your loved one’s graves with your choice of small tokens of respect, as they chose to code enforce your loved one’s graves, and throw out in the garbage, what you left to honor your loved one’s graves. The city council had to mess with the former cemetery policy, and change the rules on that too. Look around at the roadside memorials to the unfortunate people who have been killed on the roadways, and you will see the tokens of love left by their loved ones in their memory. Am I complaining?…..NO! I am only pointing out that the cemetery is the proper place for such items, and messing with every darn thing in this city, is not a positive, and yes, I did speak out at the city council meeting against the new cemetery ordinance, but I noticed that city council ‘s meeting’s audio was removed from the agenda, and when you try to pull it up, it says error. The second reading of the cemetery ordinance, that made it official, at the city council, when I got emotional when speaking, but I don’t care! Some things need to be left alone! That change was of no good to this community. If the prices of the graves, and such as that needed increasing, then that was all that needed to be messed with. One flower bouquet per grave, and removed after 10 days, or a little longer on holidays, plus the multiple long lists of items not allowed……if you have ever been in Hawaii, you should see the graves there, they are covered in multiple flower bouquets all over the plots. Absolutely beautiful………..respect the living, and respect the dead, and stop desecrating graves! August 1, 2016 at 6:37 am July 28, 2016 at 11:35 am Reply Tenita Reid Marian Thollander Siler Please enter your comment! Reply Tenita Reid I don’t think it’s fair to do this to the family it’s a place where we go. And my father and family is there and family is there and I don’t think it’s right the go out there and throw stuff away that family has put out there I agree with other put them on a shovel. Some where if work is running out and u need to give the some thing to do beside going to grave yard looking for some thing that’s why u sell the lots not like you give then to the community people pay July 28, 2016 at 10:51 pm Dennis New, I am reading your posting on Apopka Voice Face about your personal experience at the cemetery in Apopka, in which you state that you went there to tend to your grandparent’s grave plots, and found a family sitting around in lawn chairs there visiting their own family’s graves, and that one person had their lawn chair upon top of your grandparent’s granite plot marker cover and was sitting in it………Dennis, did you tell that person that you were offended, and that it could scrape up the granite’s surface of the plot cover? Did you explain that to them? Or did you call the police, instead? I would be mad myself, for sure, but this is the exception, not the norm, in the cemetery, and all the strict rules and regulations in the world, cannot legislate people who just don’t think, or just don’t care. Rules, or no rules…..This was the time to be vocal Dennis, and let them know! Or phone the police. To the other people who visit, they only want to be left alone, and be able to put tokens of love on the graves, and show respect to their loved ones, without having someone from the city, throw their items in the garbage. No one expects their tokens such as flowers to be left there forever, as you state, but if you have bought bouquets of artificial flowers, nice ones, they are expensive, and to only allow them for 10 days, and to only allow one bouquet with multiple members in a family, is ridiculous. What good purpose does the city government have in writing up that? Are they actually going to take a pen and pad around and document the date the flowers where put there, and then oh, it is 10 days, time to remove them??? What harm is done to leave a little teddy bear in memory by a grave? Or multiple tokens of love? I still hope that this ridiculous over-reaching ordinance is repealed in the future!center_img July 28, 2016 at 10:52 am July 29, 2016 at 11:12 am JAMIE ELLINGTON Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sharron July 29, 2016 at 1:07 am Erin Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Tina Reply Tenita Reid Reply July 29, 2016 at 1:57 pm I live out of town. The ordinance is very unfair. I’m not a rich person. to buy a grave sight vases. (10+to buy.) I have family buy plastic flower’s to place on their grave. I’ve had plastic flowers stay in growned thought hurricane and very heavy wind storms sights the Early 1900’s. Wish you would reconcile the judgements. For plastic flower bouquets. That stick in ground. Thank you. Marian [email protected] July 29, 2016 at 6:39 am During Tuesday’s Budget Workshop the appearance of the City’s cemetery was raised by Commissioner Billie Dean.  Linda Goff, Apopka City Clerk, responded to Dean’s comments by advising the Council that the lot decoration rules that were adopted in October 2015 are being enforced and violation notices have been issued.  But many of the notices have been returned as undeliverable.Before removing items not in compliance with the rules the decsion was made to publish the following Public Notice in the local newspapers:*****This is a notice to the general public including families of those buried in the City of Apopka’s Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery, 141 South Edgewood Drive, Apopka, Florida. Changes to cemetery policies were adopted by Ordinance 2456 on October 21, 2015.Since then, several notices of violations were mailed and returned as undeliverable. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the new cemetery rules and regulations are available on the City’s website or through the City Clerk’s office. The rules and regulations also are included within Chapter 30 of the City of Apopka Code of Ordinances maintained by Municode.Cemetery personnel will remove items from grave spaces that have been placed without prior approval or that are not in compliance with the rules and regulations. For any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 407-703-1704.Linda F. Goff, CMCCity Clerk, City of Apopka*****The October 2015 Ordinance contains the following rules regarding lot decoration:Artificial or fresh cut flowers may be placed in a metal or plastic vase at the top/head of the space at any time. However, they will be discarded when wilted, faded, broken, or anything of a similar nature.Sprays, wreaths and baskets made from fresh cut flowers will be allowed up to two weeks, or when they no longer conform to the decorum of the cemetery, or become a safety hazard.Items placed on cemetery spaces in celebration of a holiday must be removed within ten (10) days following the holiday, with the exception of Christmas which items must be removed within thirty (30) days following the holiday.Fences around burial spaces are strictly prohibited. Fences installed will be removed by the City and may not be replaced.The planting of any kind of trees, vines or shrubs is strictly prohibited without approval of the cemetery personnel.Burial space owners/heirs are responsible for the appearance of their burial space; however, the City reserves the right to regulate the method of decorating burial spaces and reserves the right, without notice, to prohibit, or remove benches, chairs, settees, hanging plant hooks, vases, artificial flowers, ceramic figurines, picture frames containing glass, grave corners, toys, or any articles that do not conform to the decorum or rules and regulations of the cemetery, or becomes a safety hazard. I don’t see how you can pass such a ridiculous ordinance. They sell the plots which are 6ft x 8 ft so that small piece of land does not belong to them. Most people can not afford to pat thousands of dollars on a granite tombstone so would like to make their love one a nice headstone but no they rather have unmarked graves. It needs to change there is a 5 page front and back list of rules on pieces of land that don’t belong to them. Don’t you guys have anything better to do? Fix the roads. Do something that matters. Jeeze! Reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply J My father has been buried there since 2004 I’ll be damned if anyone is going to touch his grave….unless you want your fingers removed..i can arrange that.. July 31, 2016 at 9:23 am 10 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Takudzwa Ngwenya smokes Bryan Habana

first_imgTuesday Oct 2, 2007 Takudzwa Ngwenya smokes Bryan Habana If you’ve been on another planet for the past few days you may not have heard of this guy. So let me introduce you to the young man the entire rugby world has been talking about – Takudzwa Ngwenya. Otherwise known as Z, Ngwenya is the 22 year old Zimbabwean born flyer who, on Sunday night against the Springboks left Bok speedster Bryan Habana for dead, scoring a fantastic USA Eagles try that will live long in the memory as a World Cup classic. Z not only finished off a length of the field break that started with Todd Clever’s intercept, but he also did something that to my knowledge no other man has ever done on the international stage – he ran around Bryan Habana. And since then, the phonecalls haven’t stopped, with him already having been approached by two English clubs. A move to Europe looks on the cards for sure. Radiologist Ngwenya is modest about the moment of the World Cup so far. “I was thinking of kicking but then I thought I would try and get him to stop, and then gas him out wide,” Ngwenya said. “And he did stop. It’s not that I’m fast, I just got him to stop so that worked pretty well. I knew he would be annoyed. If I got beaten by a slower person, I’d be annoyed.” “He (Habana) is the best winger in the world,” Ngwenya said. “I was intimidated every time he got the ball. If you look at the video or saw the game live, I was just yelling ‘come on, come on’. I was intimidated. I didn’t want to leave him one on one with me – and luckily I didn’t.” Ngwenya describes the two speedsters’ meeting after the match: “He just said, ‘Nice job’, and ‘Sorry about the bump’. “Sorry about the bump” referring to the headclash that between them early in the second half. All in all, a great match and nice to see the USA being so actively involved in the World Cup. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Takudzwa Ngwenya smokes Bryan Habana | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Summer House / totalstudio

first_imgPhotographs:  Eva Benková Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: DEKMETAL, Janosik OknaArchitect In Charge:totalstudioDesign Team:Aleš Šedivec, Tomáš TokarčíkClients:Ivan and Ronnie ŠandorCity:BratislavaCountry:SlovakiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eva BenkováRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. The Summer house in Vajnory tends to be an inherent part of the spacious garden. Formally refers to generic garden houses or agricultural architecture and as well as the traditional building culture in the village of Vajnory near Slovak capital Bratislava.Save this picture!© Eva BenkováSave this picture!AxonometySave this picture!© Eva BenkováIts space concept is inspired by the idea of camping architecture such as caravan or tent. This referential thinking resulted in the composition of three identical small archetypes connected into one house.  Save this picture!© Eva BenkováA house for the night, a house for the day and a garden house. The floorplan is very simple, even banal, and is organized as a gradient from the night part of the house through the day part to the terrace and then towards the garden with the pool.Save this picture!© Eva BenkováSave this picture!© Eva BenkováThe construction of the house is made from bricks. Steel roof beams are covered by the corrugated roof sheets. The steel framework of the veranda is covered by corrugated polycarbonate. Shading is provided by the reflective aluminum curtains.     Save this picture!© Eva BenkováProject gallerySee allShow lessBrutal Poland: Build Your Brutalist Polish People’s RepublicArchitecture BooksInnovative Pedestrian Bridges (And Their Construction Details)Articles Share Summer House / totalstudioSave this projectSaveSummer House / totalstudio Save this picture!© Eva Benková+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Bratislava, Slovakia Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Architects: totalstudio Area Area of this architecture project Houses Summer House / totalstudio Photographs Slovakia 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officetotalstudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBratislavaOn FacebookSlovakiaPublished on October 27, 2020Cite: “Summer House / totalstudio” 27 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Postal hunger strike targets Congress

first_imgHunger strike in Washington to save postal jobs and services.WW photo: Joseph PietteWashington, D.C. — Postal workers carried out a six-day encampment and hunger strike once again in Washington, D.C. This time they stalked the congressional lame-duck sessions that threaten to tear down the U.S. Postal Service.The labor activists contend that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and outgoing Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) are engaged in closed door postal reform negotiations that would scale back delivery days and kill 25,000 letter carrier positions, up to 80,000 postal jobs overall.Rather than reversing the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), however, reactionary anti-union legislators want to further cut postal services, for example, by eliminating the sixth delivery day.No closures, no cutsFive hunger strikers occupied the office of Rep. Issa on Dec 20.  “Issa needs to back off his campaign to wreck the Postal Service.  We demand that he immediately declare his commitment to preserve six-day mail delivery,” said Dave Welsh, hunger striker and retired letter carrier from San Francisco.“Not the Internet, not private competition, not labor costs, not the recession — Congress is responsible for the postal mess,” said hunger striker Jamie Partridge. “Corporate interests, working through their friends in Congress and the presidency, want to undermine the USPS, bust the unions and then privatize it.”Four of the strikers were ejected by Capitol police while one, John Dennie, a retired mail handler from New York, was arrested. He was released three hours later, charged with “blocking an entrance.”Three hunger strikers take postal struggle to Congress.WW photo: Joseph PietteDennie’s earlier attempt on June 28 to make a citizen’s arrest of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe in front of USPS Headquarters also led to his detention by police, who later released him without charges.That action was part of a week-long hunger strike by ten Community and Postal Workers United activists to point out that Congress was starving the Postal Service.It was the 2006 lame-duck Congress that passed the PAEA on a voice vote. This act forces the USPS to pre-fund retiree health benefits 75 years in advance. By building in these high costs at the front end, it will bankrupt the Postal Service if it remains in force.The Postal Regulatory Commission released a report in November 2012 stating that not only would the Postal Service have been profitable without the mandate, the service has also overpaid tens of billions of dollars into two pension funds. ( Postmaster General DonahoeThirteen thousand jobs have ­already been eliminated and delivery standards relaxed. “Extensive disruption has resulted from these plant closures,” said Dennie in a letter delivered to the Postal Board of Governors on Dec. 21. Criticizing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s announced plans last May that he would close half the mail sorting plants in the country and cut hours from 25 to 75 percent in half of the nation’s post offices, the document accuses Donahoe of “criminal delay and obstruction of the mail and calls for his termination.”“Take away a parent’s job, take away a child’s future,” said Victoria Panell, youth leader of the National Action Network, last June. Twenty-one percent of postal jobs are held by African Americans. The Postal Service is the largest employer of Black workers making over $55,000 annually.  Many of those jobs are threatened by ongoing and planned postal cutbacks in jobs and services. ( communities and oppressed neighborhoods will be especially hard hit by the USPS drawdown through the loss of postal services as well as the decrease in well-paying career jobs with health care and pension benefits.The hunger strikers have called on postal management to suspend cuts and closures and allow Congress to fix the finances by repealing the pre-funding mandate and refunding the pension surplus.The postal hunger strikers rode a banner-draped horse and carriage from the Postal Museum to the White House to celebrate the 237-year history of the Postal Service and 150 years of Saturday delivery (city free delivery was established in 1863).They attempted to deliver a giant postcard calling on President Obama, who has twice allowed for cutting six-day delivery in budget proposals, to instead use his veto power to save six-day mail delivery, if necessary. “We helped elect Obama and he owes us,” said Ken Lerch, Letter Carriers union (NALC) Branch 3825 president.Outside the headquarters of the NALC, President Fred Rolando joined the contingent for a short period.Completing the sixth day of their hunger strike to save six-day delivery, five postal workers broke their fast and declared a people’s victory.“Along with thousands of postal workers and our community allies, who have been battling to save America’s Postal Service, we were able to raise awareness and increase pressure on the decision-makers as they attempted to wrangle backroom deals,” said Partridge, a retired letter carrier from Portland, Ore.If no postal bill is agreed to by the lame-duck Congress by Jan. 3, it will be up to the new incoming Congress to craft a bill to either save the Postal Service, or to push it further on the path to the destruction of hundreds of thousands of jobs and the elimination of low-cost postal services.Can community organizations, postal workers and their labor organizations unite into a strong enough movement to force the 113th Congress to do the right thing? Can the challenge to save the post office unite with the upcoming struggle against austerity and force back the right-wing attacks on the working class? A mass rally of thousands of workers, postal as well as other workers, is called for. Will the future deliver?Joe Piette retired from the USPS in 2011.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fomba’s win clinches men’s tennis’ 4-3 victory over No. 35 Arizona State

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Twitter Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special printLuc Fomba celebrates a point en route to the game-winning match against Arizona State on March 24, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceTCU men’s tennis won a close match Sunday, defeating the Arizona State Sun Devils 4-3.The match was close throughout, with the Frogs getting swept in doubles but taking the No. 1, 2 and 4 wins in singles.“What made today even better is that we lost the doubles point, and these guys, they keep finding ways to get to four points,” head coach David Roditi said.First-year Luc Fomba had his biggest match of his career, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to clinch the victory for the Frogs.Doubles duo Alex Rybakov (right) and Alastair Gray talk over their next point against Arizona State on March 24, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceDouble TroubleTCU’s doubles point had been their strong point heading into Sunday, with the Frogs having won it in all of their last eight matches. The last time TCU lost the doubles point and won the match was a 4-1 win over No. 3 Mississippi State in mid-February. This is the first time this season that the Frogs were swept in doubles and won the match overall.The No. 2 doubles team of Alastair Gray and Alex Rybakov fell 6-4, followed by a 7-5 loss of the Fomba/Sander Jong team. The No. 6 nationally-ranked Bertus Kruger/Reese Stalder team was tied at six games a piece when the contest was called.The loss moves TCU to a 12-5 doubles point record on the season. Nathan Ponwith of Arizona State shows his emotions after a defeat by Alex Rybakov of TCU on March 24, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceSingles Shine in Tight Race to the FinishHeading into singles, the Horned Frogs had to post strong scores to have a hope of winning the match. They won five of their first six sets. In the second set, every Frog except for Rybakov and Jong fell, tying every match except one heading into the third set. Rybakov was the lone Frog to be up 2-0, something that helped propel the team to victory. “Rybakov keeps being tough in really tough moments,” Roditi said.After a rocky start, Stalder had a great run in the third set before running out of gas and giving the Sun Devils the lead back. This loss snaps a six-match win streak for the senior.Gray battled back after a dominant first and disappointing second set, bringing back the score to a draw 2-2. This extends Gray’s winning streak to seven.Bertus Kruger celebrates after a huge match victory against Arizona State on March 24, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceKruger’s up and down match finished with a tight 6-4 win in the third set, bringing TCU to their first lead of the day, 3-2.Immediately following the Kruger win, Jong failed to put away the Sun Devils, leaving the match up to Fomba at court five.In the final match of the day, Fomba came through for the Frogs, finishing off his opponent to secure the team’s victory. “I was a bit tired, a bit tight, too,” Fomba said on his victory. “I’m very proud to get the win for the team, it was very big.”Fomba is now riding a five-match win streak and hopes to continue it into the SMU match this week.“Different people keep coming through, Reese didn’t do it today, he did it last time,” Roditi said. “Today, Fomba did it, and Bertus.”Luc Fomba takes the match-winner with this final shot on March 24, 2019. Video by Jack WallaceUp Next:TCU hosts metroplex rivals SMU at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and travels to Waco to face No. 6 Baylor Friday. ReddIt + posts Jack Wallace TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Jack Wallace Jack Wallace Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Luc FombaPhoto by Jack Wallace 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Jack Wallace Linkedin Facebook Linkedin Previous articleBane’s 30-point performance lifts TCU over Nebraska 88-72 in second round of NITNext articleMen’s tennis faces cross-town rival SMU Tuesday Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallace TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Eastlast_img read more

As trial of 44 journalists resumes, court continues to ban use of Kurdish

first_img Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor November 13, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 As trial of 44 journalists resumes, court continues to ban use of Kurdish to go further Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia The trial of 44 journalists and other employees of Kurdish media accused of being members of a “media committee” operated by the outlawed Union of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) resumed yesterday in Istanbul after a two-month break.Reporters Without Borders, which attended the hearing, reiterates its call for the release of the 34 defendants who are still detained – and have been since 20 December 2011 – and for them to be given interpreters and allowed to testify in Kurdish.“The right to a fair trial includes the right to use one’s own language in court,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Article 6.3 of the European Convention on Human rights says that ‘everyone charged with a criminal offence’ has the right to ‘the free assistance of an interpreter if he cannot understand or speak the language used in court.’ “By ignoring this right and systematically abusing provisions for preventive detention, Turkey is yet again violating its international obligations. This refusal can only exacerbate the already existing tension, which is far from conducive to the dispassionate atmosphere in which trials should be conducted.“It is with hope that we greet the bill that the ruling AKP party submitted last night, which envisages the possibility for defendants to use their native language. But, as the KCK trial shows, turning this possibility into a reality is a matter of the utmost urgency.”Yesterday’s hearing began with a roll-call of the defendants, to which each of them replied “Az livir im” (“Present” In Kurdish). When addresses were verified, the journalists Fatma Koçak, Nilgün Yildiz and Semiha Alankus refused to speak in Turkish and, speaking in Kurdish, requested interpreters. Not understanding, presiding judge Ali Alçik asked them to sit down.The judge then refused to allow one of the defendants, Kenan Kirkaya, the Ankara representative of the DIHA (Tiger) news agency, to address the court about the declining health of his colleagues who are on hunger strike. Kirkaya just had time to say the hunger strikers were demanding the right to use their own language in court before being expelled by the judge on the grounds that “hunger strikes are irrelevant.” All but one of the defendants then left the court in protest.All of the 44 defendants have joined the hunger strike in recent weeks. The condition of at least three of them is now very worrying. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern about their health and their survival, and appeals again to all sides to begin a dialogue in order to avoid the worst.Despite last July’s law reform, under which judges are encouraged to use alternative control methods to preventive detention, 34 of the defendants – who work for DIHA, Özgür Gündem (Free Agenda), Azadiya Welat (Free Country) and Demokrat Modernite (Democratic Modernity) – have been held for nearly 11 months although the trial has only just begun.Yesterday’s hearing was attended by a European parliamentary delegation consisting of the chair of the EU-Turkey parliamentary delegation, Hélène Flautre, and the Polish MEP Jaroslaw Walesa. Those attending also included Turkish Press Council representatives Orhan Birgit and Turgut Kazan, parliamentary representatives of the Kurdish party BDP, and local representatives of Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders.Several of the defence lawyers such as Ercan Kanar and Rusen Mahmutoglu urged the court to dismiss the case if it was unable to make any headway.“You will not succeed in establishing order in the courtroom by force,” Kanar said. “A trial cannot be held under the shadow of firearms. Our clients are on (hunger) strike to defend their universal rights. You cannot even bear to listen to them. They are approaching death but no step has been taken by the authorities.”Judge Alçik said he would listen to no one and intended to proceed with the reading of the 800-page indictment. As announced, reading of the indictment began after all the defendants and lawyers had left the courtroom except Vatan reporter Cagdas Ulus and his lawyer.Reading of the indictment continued today. News Newscenter_img (Picture: Bülent Kilic / AFP) Receive email alerts News Read our previous statements on this case: – 13.09.2012 – In mass trial, journalists get two more months in jail, public barred from court- 10.09.2012 – Authorities asked to stop criminalizing journalism as trial of 36 detained pro-Kurdish journalists gets under way- 20.12.2011 – Police arrest 40 journalists on suspicion of Kurdish separatist linksRead Reporters Without Borders’ recommendations in the report: “A book is not a bomb! Media and justice in Turkey – mistrust and repression” (June 2011) Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Donegal activist recounts Gaza experience

first_img Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Previous articleFire service tackling Annagry gorse fireNext articleApproval given for purchase of site for new Gortahork school News Highland Google+ Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – June 4, 2010 The Donegal activist who was one of those held after an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza has said the true extent of the blood shed has yet to emerge.Fiachra O’Luane was speaking from Turkey before boarding a plane to return to Ireland – he says that he and his fellow activists were treated appallingly by Israel authority.At one point he had a taser gun held to his head when he refused to leave his ship.Mr O’Luane earlier spoke to us from Turkey and you can hear an extended interview by clicking the link below:[podcast][/podcast] Donegal activist recounts Gaza experience Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Body of missing 2-year-old Florida boy found in wooded area, mother charged with murder

first_imgLargo Police Department(LARGO, Fla.) — A 2-year-old boy who went missing in Florida has been found dead, authorities said.The body of Jordan Belliveau was found in a wooded area, five days after he was believed to have been kidnapped by a stranger who gave a lift to him and his mother as they were walking at night in the city of Largo, police said.“THE AMBER Alert for Jordan Belliveau has been canceled. Sadly, the child has been found deceased,” the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said in a tweet.Jordan’s mother, Charisee Stinson, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, ABC Affiliate station WFTS-TV.Police have not revealed any information about how the boy was killed or what evidence lead them to arrest Stinson.For nearly a week, multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Largo Police Department and the FDLE dragged bodies of water, reviewed surveillance footage, deployed canine search teams and interviewed family in the hunt for the child.The boy’s 21-year-old mother said that on Saturday night, after she and Jordan entered the car of the man who was giving them a lift, she had an altercation with the man and he struck her in the face, causing her to lose consciousness, police said.When she woke up early Sunday morning in a wooded area in Largo Central Park, she said she could not locate her son.Jordan was last seen in the car with the unknown man, who the mother said identified himself as “Antwan,” officials stated.Police later released a sketch of the man.The mother had told police she did not know the driver, but she entered his car because she felt her son was too heavy to carry all the way home, police said. Police had also spoken to the father of the child, who they said was cooperating with authorities.Police on Monday said they had recovered “bloody items” from the apartment where the mother lived with Jordan, although they did not say it was in any way connected to the boy’s disappearance.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Watch this spaceOn 1 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Whether post-termination acts can be the subject of complaints under theDisability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Race Relations Act 1976 will bedecided by the House of Lords later this year. The Court of Appeal has upheldthe EAT’s decision in Jones v 3M Healthcare that the DDA offers no suchprotection. It is now set to go to the highest court along with D’Souza, a casebrought under the RRA, which is already under appeal to the Lords. Celtec v Astley – concerning the rights under TUPE of secondees who remainin the employment of a transferor at the time of transfer but subsequentlybecome employed by a transferee – has now been heard by the Court of Appeal.Judgment is expected by the next issue. The Advocate General has given his opinion in Lawrence v Regent Office Care,a case referred to the ECJ by the Court of Appeal. The issue is whether, underthe equal pay provisions of Article 141 of the EU Treaty, employees of atransferee can compare their pay with employees of the transferor who carry outwork of equal value. The Advocate General says this is not possible – the termsand conditions are not derived from the same source – and the ECJ is expectedto rule within six months. The Court of Appeal will also decide whether TUPEgives any additional protection in these circumstances. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more