to go further December 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison administration lays complaint against a REN-TV journalist Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Mikhail Khodorkovsky was sentenced on 21 May 2005 to nine years in prison for tax fraud. He began a hunger strike last August in solidarity with his former associate Platon Lebedev, who had been sentenced to solitary confinement. News agency Ria Novosti, which is close to the government, had put out a release quoting health bulletins on Khodorkovsky from doctors within the prison. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News REN-TV presenter Marianna Maximovskaya has had a complaint laid against her by the prison administration after she referred on air to jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s hunger strike in August.The former head of the oil giant Yukos has been in prison since 25 October 2003.“We are baffled by the desire of the Russian authorities to deny a fact that was widely covered by the national and international press”, said Reporters Without Borders.“One might wonder what the prison administration hopes to achieve by demanding a public retraction for something that it is alone in refusing to acknowledge.“This kind of harassment is unacceptable in a country like Russia, which is a member of the G8 and purports to be democratic”, it added. May 27, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Maximovskaya told Reporters Without Borders that she had no idea why the Federal Service for the Execution of punishments (FSIN) had last week lodged a complaint against her and demanded a retraction for something that happened more than three months ago.Le FSIN denies that the Russian billionaire went on hunger strike, arguing that no official sources of the federal service had acknowledged it.The radio Echo of Moscow, the daily Kommersant and the newspaper Izvestia all picked up the report but, strangely, only REN-TV has been taken to task by the prison administration. Maximovskaya does not know what penalty she is at risk of, only that she has to appear before a court in Moscow on 12 January 2006. REN-TV is 70% owned by private companies close to the government since it was taken over in July this year. News anchor Olga Romanova, was forced to resign on 5 December after being taken off air. Three managers, including head of news, Yelena Fedorova then resigned from the company.Reporters Without Borders is concerned at the tightening grip on Russian media and escalating incidents of censorship and harassment brought to bear on the last few journalists who still dare to challenge the official version of events. BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation
Changes follow the launch of a Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service last October, which provides a safe place to “be heard independent of your college or department.” The Support Service and the new measures are being promoted through the ‘Oxford Against Sexual Violence’ campaign, launched in 2018. Detective Inspector James Senior of Thames Valley Police said: “Just one sexual offence in Oxford is one too many and my team and I are committed to ensuring that students wanting to have an enjoyable night out at pubs and clubs are able to without fear of being sexually assaulted. “This behaviour is clearly unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” Oxford University has outlined several additional measures it will take to tackle student harassment and violence, it was announced on Monday. The all-in-one service offers free, professional and confidential support for all students, regardless of age or gender. The service supports students across the university “whatever they choose to do”, including if they decide to make a formal report against another student. The procedures set out the timelines for different parts of the disciplinary process, written in clear and concise language, and explain what both reporting and reported students can expect from the process. The Support Service says it will go through the options available with a specific focus on the needs of individual students. These fall into four areas, “Immediate health needs, reporting options, therapeutic support options and practical support.” In cases of sexual misconduct, new disciplinary procedures outline considerations that should be considered, as well as actions the University can take during ongoing investigations. Appointed on a five-year term, reviewers will receive specialist training and will be supported by specialist caseworkers who will ensure that complex and sensitive cases are being handled appropriately. New measures to support students include an increase to staff numbers in a dedicated support centre, the appointment of specialist staff, and changes to disciplinary procedures. The additional measures we have taken this year further highlight our resolve in tackling this issue and our commitment to supporting our students.” Professor Martin Williams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, said: “The University of Oxford does not tolerate sexual harassment and violence in any form, and we all have a responsibility to act. The Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service is something we truly believe in and we feel confident signposting our students to it for the best support.” Sending a clear message that sexual violence or harassment of any form is unacceptable, the campaign is a joint venture between Oxford University and the OU Student Union. The University plans to work in partnership with the Thames Valley Police to prevent sexual offences. Roisin McCallion, Vice President of Welfare & Equal Opportunity at Oxford SU, said: “We are delighted with the additional steps which have been taken to support students affected by sexual harassment and violence. Run by a team of specialist advisors and an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) who work independently of the University, the team has increased to seven members of staff since its launch. Independent reviewers will join the Protectors’ Office to lead cases relating to sexual harassment and violence.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will host a Law Enforcement Explorer open house and Recruitment Night on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center located at 1901 Lynch Road. The program is open to young men and women ages 16-20 as well as their families.Law Enforcement Exploring is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement with members of local law enforcement agencies. Founded on July 12, 1963, it is one of the Exploring programs offerd by Learning for Life, a non-scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides leadership opportunities and community service activities.Sheriff Dave Wedding explained, “Law Enforcement Exploring is a great way for students to develop leadership skills and improve self-confidence.” Sheriff Wedding added, “Through fun and exciting ‘hands-on’ career related activities and community service opportunities, students will gain valuable experience that will help prepare them for a career in law enforcement.”The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens within their communities. During the open house, potential post members will have the opportunity to observe just a sample of what they will see and experience throughout their experience with the law enforcement explorer post program. They will also have an opportunity to meet and speak with current Explorers.The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 82 is open to young men and women ages 16 through 20 years old that are enrolled in High School or College with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of law enforcement. Explorer Post 82 is entering its sixth year in Vanderburgh County. Last year, over 20 youth from local high schools and universities participated in the Explorer Post. During the year, Explorers participated in classroom and hands-on-training with full time law enforcement and emergency services personnel. Training included: first aid, handcuffing and arrest techniques, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, criminal investigations, and community emergency response.Along with the class room and hands on training, Explorers interacted with children at the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Tent at the Vanderburgh County 4H Fair, the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, and staffing positions during Field Sobriety Check Points. Explorers have also participated in several “Ride-A-Long” opportunities.Agencies from federal, state and local levels coordinate the Law Enforcement Exploring programs throughout the United States. The majority of the community programs are managed by local police departments, including sheriffs, chiefs of police and state police.Nationally, over 33,000 explorers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring. The program highlights include: the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies, motor patrol ride-alongs, career achievement awards, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conferences and scholarship opportunities.Law Enforcement Career Exploring posts typically meet on a monthly basis during the school year. Most programs parallel the high school calendar and begin in the fall. There are a number of programs that start at other times during the year to meet the needs of the host organization and participants. Programs are flexible enough to fit in with other activities.For more information contact Deputy Erik Nilssen at (812) 421-6201 or click here to email him. You may also follow the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Post on Twitter @LEPost82 or on Facebook at VCSO Explorer Post 82. For more information on Explorer Posts visit www.learningforlife.org/exploring.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Galvez also said that the conversion ofthe Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila into a quarantine facility is expected tobe completed this week. Other quarantine areas include the World Trade Center,Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, and the Philippine InternationalConvention Center in Pasay City./PN Presidential Peace Adviser CarlitoGalvez, chief implementer of the national government’s response to the COVID-19outbreak, said they have asked Department of Health to speed up theaccreditation of more coronavirus testing facilities. “We’re also determined to fast track theaccreditation of subnational laboratories so we can start the massive testingof the PUIs (persons under investigation) and the PUMs (persons undermonitoring),” Galvez said. “We expect that by April 14 we should be ableto start massive testing.” As of Friday, there were already ninehospitals accredited by the DOH to conduct COVID-19 testing, including the WestVisayas Medical Center in Iloilo City. “We first need to contain thespread of the virus, that’s why we conducted a lockdown, social distancing andalso segregation of those vulnerable. The next step is we have to have masstesting,” Galvez said. PHOTO BY REUTERS “We are pushing for the DOH to havethat kind of massive testing, at least the rate is, we have at least 2,000 to3,000 (per day). For now I think their capability is only 1,000 and now we havemore than 20,000 PUIs and PUMs that need to be tested,” he added. According to Galvez, the PUIs and PUMs –composed mostly of those with COVID-19 symptoms and those who had contact withknown cases – will be quarantined as soon as facilities are available. MANILA – The Philippine government iseyeing to kick start on April 14 a “massive testing” for persons suspected tohave contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
GOODLAND, Kan. (Sept. 26-27) – Long runs at the front ended with Brendon Gemmill and Chris Heim $1,500 richer for their IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified efforts at Sherman County Speedway’s Flatlander special. Gemmill was scored first on all but the first circuit on Friday night at Goodland despite a souring power plant. Heim, a weekly regular at Goodland, was even more dominating with a flag-to-flag run on Saturday. Their victories put both drivers on the ballot for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. A single caution slowed the opening night Modified main seven laps in. Gemmill’s motor started missing and it took a couple circuits for him to get his momentum back. “I thought something was goofy. I thought it was a fuel issue but I was down a cylinder,” said Gemmill, who nonetheless caught up with the back of the pack the last time around. “We’ve struggled a bit this year but made a lot of changes and now I think we’re competitive again.” Brady Coen, Clay Sellard, Jeremy Frenier and Bubba Alvarado were next across the stripe.Heim drew the pole for the caution-free Saturday show. He caught up with lapped traffic near midway and scored his fifth feature win of the season comfortably ahead of Frenier.“There was a lot of good competition here,” Heim said. “I ran one groove off the bottom. It just seemed like there wasn’t much on the top side. I’d rather run there but you’ve got to go where it’s going to work.” Rounding out the top five were Jeff Hunter, Coen and John Hansen. IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winners at the 25th annual Flatlander were Nick Tubbs and Justin Bussell. Darren Crouch and Chad Dolan won Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main events and Colin Heim and Eric Ross were IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winners. Tubbs extended his opening night and two-day overall point success to a fifth straight Flatlander. After starting seventh, he was one of the few drivers to try the high side, had the lead by halfway and beat Wheat Lippelmann across the line by three car lengths.A Flatlander winner previously in the super stocks, Bussell scored his career first sanctioned victory on Saturday. Tubbs had started 13th and was in the lead when the white flag came out; Bussell picked the right line to pass Nick Tubbs and Jeff Tubbs after the front three encountered a lapped car. “It felt awesome,” Bussell said. “I think we’ve finished in the top four in every Flatlander for five years.” A single caution slowed Friday’s SportMod main. Crouch had started third, took the lead on the eighth of 20 laps and was catching up to the back on the field with a couple circuits left. Bryan Herrick closed in before Crouch motored away.Dolan led every lap of Saturday’s caution-slowed contest and won ahead of Eric Munoz. “This was one of the biggest wins of my career, because it came just after my brother had passed away and because it was the 25th annual Flatlander,” he said. “It was pretty emotional. It was just meant to be. Everything that needed to happen happened.” A junior at Hoxie High School, Colin Heim took his Friday night Hobby Stock foes to class in leading every lap of a green to checkered feature. “It’s always to end the season with a win,” said Heim, who rebuffed Michael Brunswick for the victory. Ross needed five trips around the track to race from fourth to first on Saturday, making the most of the middle line.Kyle Pfeifer passed Heim following a restart with three laps to go but Ross stayed strong up front and won by four car lengths. Both Modified, Stock Car and Northern SportMod features doubled as Blood, Sweat and Tears Series events. Champions in those respective divisions were Frenier, Angel Munoz and Dolan. Sept. 26 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Brendon Gemmill; 2. Brady Coen; 3. Clay Sellard; 4. Jeremy Frenier; 5. Bubba Alvarado; 6. Jason Brees; 7. David Murray Jr.; 8. Danny Concelman; 9. Will Brack; 10. Jeff Hunter; 11. Eddie Belec; 12. John Hansen; 13. Darren Deloach; 14. Jesse Taylor; 15, Cody Gearhart; 16. Garrett Sporhase; 17. Adam Morris; 18. Bill Brack; 19. Jacob Adler; 20. Greg Gustus; 21. Ryan Gaylord; 22. Kyle Rohleder. Stock Cars – 1. Nick Tubbs; 2. Wheat Lippelmann; 3. Justin Bussell; 4. Jeff Tubbs; 5. Jason Davis; 6. Tyler Tipton; 7. B.J. Wagoner; 8. John Luck; 9. Lloyd Meeske; 10. Jason McIntyre; 11. Justin Lewis; 12. Casey Woken; 13. Kevin Wagoner; 14. Angel Munoz; 15. Eric Kinderknecht; 16. Keith Stegman; 17. Bruce Plumisto; 18. Cody Williams; 19. Cody Pancake. Northern SportMods – 1. Darren Crouch; 2. Bryan Herrick; 3. Ryan Wark; 4. Dan Lauer; 5. Tristen Barton; 6. Dustin Daniels; 7. Brian Morris; 8. Ryan Moser; 9. Bryan Harkness; 10. Chad Dolan; 11. Jimmy Jenkins; 12. Trevor Geist; 13. Becky Dechant; 14. Ryan Meisman; 15. Cody DeWester; 16. Eric Pfeifer; 17. Brian Cross; 18. Jake McBirnie; 19. Monty Nordyke. Hobby Stocks – 1. Colin Heim; 2. Michael Brunswick; 3. Eric Ross; 4. Raymond Dechant; 5. Jeremy Wagoner; 6. Mike Kennedy; 7. Jake Blackhart; 8. Brady Bencken; 9. Marshall Carson; 10. Austin Davis; 11. Joey Snethen; 12. Colton Pfeifer; 13. David Plumisto; 14. Gary Pancake; 15. Tyrel Smith; 16. Curt Kennedy; 17. Emanuel Young.Sept. 27 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Chris Heim; 2. Frenier; 3. Hunter; 4. Coen; 5. Hansen; 6. Alvarado; 7. Belec; 8. Nate Moore; 9. Gemmill; 10. Adler; 11. Murray; 12. Will Brack; 13. Rick Fierro; 14. Sellard; 15. Matt Morris; 16. Beau Speicher; 17. Gaylord; 18. Taylor; 19. Deloach; 20. Bill Brack; 21. Rohleder; 22. Matt Fabrizius. Stock Cars – 1. Bussell; 2. Nick Tubbs; 3. Jeff Tubbs; 4. Davis; 5. Meeske; 6. B.J. Wagoner; 7. Tipton; 8. Gregory Gutt; 9. Lippelmann; 10. Woken; 11. McIntyre; 12. Plumisto; 13. Kinderknecht; 14. Derek Wendt; 15. Stegman; 16. Justin Lewis; 17. Williams; 18. Munoz; 19. Luck; 20. Kevin Wagoner.Northern SportMods – 1. Dolan; 2. Eric Munoz; 3. Moser; 4. Lauer; 5. Nordyke; 6. Marlin Farr; 7. Angel Munoz; 8. Herrick; 9. Geist; 10. Morris; 11. Pfeifer; 12. Allen Snethen; 13. DeWester; 14. Cross; 15. Fletcher; 16. Wark; 17. Crouch; 18. Jenkins; 19. Meisman; 20. Dechant. Hobby Stocks – 1. Ross; 2. Kyle Pfeifer; 3. Heim; 4. Wagoner; 5. Davis; 6. Bencken; 7. Pfeifer; 8. Dechant; 9. Kennedy; 10. Carson; 11. Shay Simoneu; 12. Plumisto; 13. Brunswick; 14. Blackhart; 15. Snethen; 16. Kennedy; 17. Smith.BST Top 10 Point Standings Precise Racing BST Series for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo., 296; 2. John Hansen, Brush, Colo., 290; 3. Jacob Adler, Holyoke, Colo., 239; 4. Bill Brack, Mead, Colo., 233; 5. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 221; 6. Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo., 212; 7. Jesse Taylor, Fort Morgan, Colo., 196; 8. Danny Concelman, Colorado Springs, Colo., 182; 9. Greg Sharpe, Commerce City, Colo., 180; 10. Jeff Hunter, Commerce City, Colo., 168.Addiction Chassis BST Series for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo., 235; 2. John Luck, Colorado Springs, Colo., 218; 3. Gregory Gutt, Erie, Colo., 206; 4. Lloyd Meeske, Champion, Neb., 197; 5. Justin Bussell, Imperial, Neb., 156; 6. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 150; 7. Casey Woken, Ogallala, Neb., 132; 8. Keith Stegman, Lamar, Colo., 116; 9. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 112; 10. B.J. Wagoner, Colby, Kan., 107. Leary Racing Products BST Series for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chad Dolan, Gibbon, Neb., 306; 2. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 253; 3. Brandon Clough, Wallace, Neb., 226; 4. Thomas Nelson Jr., Aurora, Colo., 198; 5. Bryan Herrick, Curtis, Neb., 177; 6. Trevor Geist, Brush, Colo., 154; 7. Jacob Fehler, Erie, Colo., 119; 8. Brian Cross, Brighton, Colo., 113; 9. Brian Morris, Lamar, Colo., 104; 10. Henry Henderson, Curtis, Neb., 100.
12Feb Rep. Brann invites local school superintendent to State of the State Address Categories: Brann News,Brann Photos PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming welcomed Godwin Heights Public Schools Superintendent Bill Fetterhoff to the House floor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address.