Leo takes aim at Laporte after he was taken into police custody

first_imgWednesday Sep 23, 2020 Leo takes aim at Laporte after he was taken into police custody For anyone that has been a critic of World Rugby over the years, the recent revelation that vice-Chairman Bernard Laporte has been taken into police custody would have only given them more ammunition to attack the governing body. ADVERTISEMENTSo for CEO of the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare organisation Dan Leo, this news has only helped his campaign against World Rugby. The Frenchman is being questioned about his links with the Altrad Group and his preferential treatment of Montpellier, which comes months after being elected as vice-Chairman under Sir Bill Beaumont of World Rugby, and less than two weeks before he hopes to be re-elected as president of the French Rugby Federation. Though the 56-year-old has already publicly defended himself in a letter on Facebook, this has provided the former Samoa international with another line of attack against the governing body. Leo has urged World Rugby in recent months to look into the political ties in the Fijian Rugby Union, and has also lambasted World Rugby for the level of neutrality in their governance review, in which Laporte was a member of the Working Group. He took aim at Laporte on Twitter on Tuesday, saying: “So the man under investigation for fraud & accused of fixing WR chairman election is the same B. Laporte who sits on World Rugby’s Governance Review working group?”ADVERTISEMENTLeo continued, alluding to the different treatment between tier one and tier two nations in the game. He wrote: “Not saying we are perfect, but people do love pointing out Pacific Islands for corruption & calling for sanctions.“Wonder what happens when it’s one of the T1 nations & VC of Rugby’s governing body itself?”ADVERTISEMENTThe former Wasps loose forward has not relented in his pursuit for answers from World Rugby, and this Laporte story is yet more fodder for him that has fallen into his lap. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Myanmar’s military accuse two Rakhine State reporters of criminal libel

first_imgNews January 26, 2021 – Updated on January 28, 2021 Myanmar’s military accuse two Rakhine State reporters of criminal libel News Journalists of Development Media Group, whose headquarters are based in Rakhine States’s capital Sittwe (right), are the target of a lawsuit brought by the military (photos: Thet Aung / AFP – DMG). to go further RSF_en May 26, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources InternetJudicial harassment “It is unacceptable for the Tatmadaw to bring a complaint before a criminal court when its representatives had every opportunity to give their version of events before the story’s publication,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This misuse of the defamation law is almost certainly designed solely to intimidate DMG’s journalists and all other reporters working in Rakhine State. Such harassment must stop.” Constant harassment Myanmar is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources InternetJudicial harassment Organisation News Ne Win San, an editor with the Development Media Group (DMG), a regional news agency based in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, and DMG reporter Ma Hnin Nwe are facing possible two-year prison sentences as a result of the lawsuit brought by the military under article 66(d) of Myanmar’s telecommunications law, which criminalizes defamation. A criminal defamation suit was brought last month against Aung Kyaw Min, a DMG reporter based in Maungdaw, a city in the far-north of the state near the Bangladeshi border, over an anodyne story about the state of a bridge. Like 220 other websites, the DMG site has been blocked since March 2020 for supposedly disseminating “fake news.” It is one of the sites that RSF has unblocked under its Collateral Freedom programme. The armed forces assume the right to dictate to any journalists trying to work in Rakhine State – a region from which nearly a million Rohingyas have fled in recent years and where the rebel Arakan Army is fighting for autonomy – and they have repeatedly harassed the DMG. RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture DMG editor-in-chief Aung Marm Oo went into hiding shortly after the interior ministry issued a warrant for his arrest in May 2019 under the law on illegal association. He has remained in hiding ever since for fear of arrest. Follow the news on Myanmar Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information The military are suing over a story published on 10 January about the disappearance of rice supplies from a remote village outside Kyauktaw, a town in the north of the state, in which reporter Ma Hnin Nwe quoted villagers as saying around six soldiers stole the rice. He asked local Tatmadaw officers to comment on these claims at the time, but they refused. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the criminal libel suit that Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, have brought against two journalists over a story about the disappearance of rice from a village in a remote part of western Rakhine State, although the military had every chance to give their version before the story was published. News May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Gardai urging people to be wary of latest scams

first_img Facebook Gardai urging people to be wary of latest scams Facebook WhatsApp Previous article300 take part in Operation Transformation National Walks Day in DonegalNext article13 candidates in Donegal to contest upcoming general election News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest By News Highland – January 22, 2020 Twittercenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Gardai in Donegal are again urging people to be wary of a number of scams doing the rounds.Gardai received a report today of a man receiving a WhatsApp message from an unknown woman which included a number of videos.The man contacted Gardai as he feared it may lead to a blackmail attempt.Other fraudulent texts doing the rounds include one purporting to be from a commercial airline company claiming the recipient has won in their monthly draw.Another claims the victim’s parcel has been detained and includes a link for them to follow.Gardai say the Spanish lotto scam continues to target people in the county.People are being reminded to not click on a link of any sort, do not entertain these scams, delete the text or email and simply ignore them.Gardai are advising that if you have entered a draw and receive notification that you have won a prize then check directly with the draw holder and do not provide your bank/personal details to anyone.Anyone who feels they have been the victim of a scam of any sort is asked to report the matter to Gardai. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more