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Three former policemen convicted of Gongadze murder but instigators have yet to identified

first_img News to go further Help by sharing this information News News “The conviction of the three people who carried it out should not be taken to mean the investigation is over”, the press freedom organisation said. Ending a trial begun in January 2006, a Kiev court today found three former police officers – Mykola Protasov, Oleksandr Popovich and Valeri Kostenko – guilty of carrying out the 2000 murder of investigative journalist Georgiy Gongadze. As requested by prosecutors, Protasov was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The other two were sentenced to 12 years.Reporters Without Borders hails this outcome, but regrets that those who gave the others for Gongadze’s murder still have not been identified.“We are obviously pleased with this verdict,” the press freedom organisation said. “But justice has not yet been fully rendered in the Gongadze case, which shook the entire nation. The instigators of this murder have still to be identified and punished. The conviction of the three people who carried it out should not be taken to mean the investigation is over.”Ukraine’s deputy prosecutor-general Mykola Holomsha, said at the start of the month that he was waiting for the results of the expert analysis of the recordings made by former President Leonid Kuchma’s bodyguard, Mykola Melnychenko. As soon as they are known, the court could formally charge “certain persons” with organising Gongadze’s murder, he said.The editor of the online newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda, which he created in April 2000, Gongadze often wrote about cases of alleged corruption involving members of the Kuchma government. He was also an active campaigner for more press freedom in Ukraine. He was 31 years old when he was kidnapped on 16 September 2000. A headless body found near Kiev six weeks later was identified as his. Organisation News RSF_en Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three former policemen convicted of Gongadze murder but instigators have yet to identified Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Follow the news on Ukraine March 26, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2020 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin medialast_img read more

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Council supports justice for ‘Magdalene’ women

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsCouncil supports justice for ‘Magdalene’ womenBy admin – July 7, 2011 528 JUSTICE for the thousands of women who were incarcerated in Magdalene laundries, including Limerick, has the backing of City Council. Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, referring to the proposals to decide how the government will respond to demands for an independent investigation into the Magdalene laundries, said:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is an opportunity to show support and to acknowledge the suffering of these women and the failure of the State to protect them and ensure that restitution is made”.He has submitted a Notice of Motion to support the Justice for Magdalenes Survivor Advocacy Group’s call on the State to offer a formal apology to survivors. The United Nations Committee Against Torture expressed its grave concern at the failure to protect the women and girls involuntarily confined in Magdalene laundries.Pointing out that thousands were placed in laundries in Limerick and across the State, Cllr Quinlivan said:“They were treated as prisoners, worked like slaves and were subjected to horrifying levels of physical and psychological abuse – these were so called fallen women held against their will and dehumanised by the people in charge. “It is now almost 20 years since the exhumation of remains of 155 women held in the Magdalene laundry in Drumcondra, many buried without names or death certificates, which led to the formation of the Magdalene Memorial Committee, now called Justice for the Magdalenes”.Referring to the previous government’s argument that as the laundries were privately owned and operated, they did not come under the terms of the Residential Institutions Redress Board, Cllr Quinlivan said that the United Nations Committee against Torture had been informed that the courts regularly sent women and girls to the laundries as an alternative to jail, while others were transferred from industrial schools, the responsibility of the State.Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon, who lived close to the Good Shepherd Convent in Limerick, cautioned against victimising all nuns, many of whom, he said, are now elderly.“They should not all be blackened – some of them were probably victimised also”. Cllr John Gilligan said there had been “good and bad in these institutions.“Some years ago, I was disturbed to discover that the biggest headstone in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery had no names inscribed. I drew this to the attention of the council and we succeeded in having 170 names of women who had been in the Limerick laundry inscribed.“I recall hearing of a young girl who was kidnapped off the streets in Limerick and put into the laundry – she disappeared behind walls, and I also think of the rich people in Limerick who had their shirts laundered by these girls and women – we all deserve criticism”. Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img ‘I was disturbed to discover that the biggest headstone in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery had no names inscribed….’ Print Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleGrand Prix racing returns to city streetsNext article‘Until Bill produced, we’re debating a press release’ – Cllr Kennedy adminlast_img read more

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Trust: The silver bullet?

first_imgCertain things in life help make things easier. Trust is certainly one of those things.We have share insurance on our accounts. Consumers can trust us when we say their money is safe.Regulation E protects consumers. They can trust that using their debit card is safe. Your child is going to a sleepover. You know and trust the family that is hosting the party. You’ll sleep a little bit better that night.Warranties. Money-back guarantees. All of these things make people feel safe. They can trust that they won’t be hurt.But how does that translate into businesses? Or people?I’m lucky to have met someone who has studied the link between trust and individual and organizational success. His name is David Horsager. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Smith Micro: When You Just Want To Send a File

first_imgTags:#cloud#cloud computing Google Docs, Box.net, Dropbox and a host of others could be considered competitors to SendStuffNow.Smith Micro maintains its distinction is in a singular focus on file transfer and security. The company’s roots are in these realms. Does it make sense for the company to add collaboration features?You could argue that’s what APIs are for. Smith Micro will release an API and SDK later this year. Mobile apps are on the way. SendStuffNow could also conceivably become part of an app environment like Google Apps Marketplace and could integrate with its collaboration technologies.SendStuffNow could be one of those niche products that does not do much. But what it does do, it handles very well. alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Services for file sharing and storage often will include collaboration features. Smith Micro Software has a new cloud-based service called SendStuffNow that has at its core one major purpose. It is designed to send files. It is not for storing files and collaborating. It is for sending files in a secure manner. That’s it.For Smith Micro, it makes sense to focus narrowly on sending files in a secure manner. The company started in 1982 by selling fax modem software. That helped Smith Micro sell its software to fax machine companies. Those companies could tell their customers that documents could be shared in a fast, efficient and relatively secure manner.Smith Micro later extended that business by moving into wireless communications, providing data connection services for the carriers.In the 1990s, the company acquired Aladdin, a compression software for the Macintosh. Stuffit became a standard service for sharing .zip files via email.SendStuffNow is the next generation of Stuffit. The service itself is pretty simple. You upload a file to the service and then send an invitation to the recipient. The user gets a link to the file that they then download.It includes IT admin controls that allow files to be offloaded files from the email or corporate server. It can also be used to monitor employee activity. Controls are in place so IT may monitor and control the large documents as they flow out of the enterprise. File are all encrypted. The service can be used for free. Different pricing tiers are available, starting at $120 per year. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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How To Not Look Stupid

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now “I don’t want to look stupid.”Some salespeople are afraid to call their dream clients because they believe that they may be asked a question to which they lack the answer. They are afraid that by not knowing the answer that they will lose their credibility. In their worse fear, instead of being perceived as a value creator, they may be perceived as a time waster.Like all fears, there is some real danger in looking stupid. But if you have to know the answer to any and every question your dream client may ask of you, you are always going to fear being stupid. The whole of human knowledge doubles every five years, and there is no way to keep up. The different questions that may be asked of you are limitless, and there is no way to anticipate or prepare for every question.Fortunately, there are ways to not “look stupid.”You Don’t Know EverythingFirst, don’t pretend to know everything. If you really want to avoid looking stupid, don’t answer questions for which you don’t know the answers. Nothing will ruin your credibility more than speaking about something you don’t know.If you don’t want to be exposed as a time-wasting salesperson, then don’t pretend to be an expert in areas you don’t know.You Are the ConductorSecond, when you are asked a question to which you don’t know the answer, say this, “That’s a great question. I don’t have an answer for you now, but I am going to get with my team here and get our best thinking on that. I’ll call you back this afternoon and tell you how we would answer that question and what we might suggest.”The longer you work in one company or one industry, the more you gain the situational knowledge you need to answer your client’s questions. But you never have to know the answer to every question you might be asked.As a salesperson, you orchestrate results. That means you are the conductor, not first violin. You are always allowed to lean our your subject matter and technical experts to serve your clients. Being resourceful enough to know how and where to get the answers your clients need is as important as developing situational knowledge. What do you do when you don’t know the answer to a question your client asks?How do you exercise your resourcefulness in helping your clients solve their biggest challenges?Where do you go to get help answering your client’s questions?last_img read more

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Steven Spielberg Jeffrey Katzenberg And David Geffen Donate 30 Million Each To

first_imgIn an extraordinary commitment, the three men who created DreamWorks SKG: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, are each donating $30 million to the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation Campaign as announced today by George Clooney, MPTF Board member and co-chair of the Campaign.Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen Donate $30 Million Each Towards The $350 Million MPTF Campaign. Left to right: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen.The total commitment of $90 million is a major shot in the arm for the $350 million Campaign announced earlier this year to build the endowment and support the charitable operations of the industry’s charity.“Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are each legendary for their philanthropy and individually have made immeasurable impact on charities and organizations ranging from arts and culture, health care, education, film preservation and social services in our Hollywood community and around the nation,” said Clooney. “And now for them to make this unified commitment to MPTF only adds to that incredible record of generosity.”Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation, indicated that the MPTF Campaign was initiated by the Board to make sure that funding for the charitable programs and services that have been aiding the industry for over 90 years would be secure in the future.“Marilyn and I are so happy to join together with my partners and friends, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, to support our industry’s most important and valuable charitable organization,” said Katzenberg. “Hopefully, with this gift, MPTF will get even closer to reaching its ambitious goal for its endowment campaign.”“I can think of no better way to support the industry than by uniting with my two esteemed partners to ensure that the Fund is able to continue to provide essential services to those in need,” said Geffen. “I couldn’t be happier to contribute to such an important, impactful cause.”“It becomes very personal when someone you know or have worked with is cared for at ‘the Home’ or a crew member is helped financially by MPTF,” said Spielberg. “The mission ‘we take care of our own’ is suddenly very real and tangible, and so this new donation is an extension of what we have been doing for a number of years to support that mission. And somewhere I have this feeling that a smiling Lew and Edie are looking down with pride that their gentle persuasion over the years helped lead us all to this moment.”In acknowledging the three donations totaling $90 million, MPTF President & CEO Bob Beitcher expressed MPTF’s deep appreciation to Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen for their generosity and leadership in this critical endeavor for MPTF. “Our dedication to supporting the needs of the workforce as well as the growing needs of our industry’s senior population continues to put incredible pressure on our philanthropic needs,” said Beitcher. “Along with our annual giving programs, the MPTF Campaign is key to our long-term survival. Ultimately the endowment will secure our ability to adapt and grow to meet whatever comes our way thanks to everyone who has so generously supported the Campaign to date.”last_img read more

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Regina protest camp still fighting for justice in Colten Boushie death despite

first_img[email protected] Tamara PimentelAPTN NewsIt’s been five months since Gerald Stanley was acquitted in the death of Colten Boushie.And a fight for change in the justice system continues in Saskatchewan.A camp in Regina has received an eviction notice – but protesters say they’re not going anywhere until those changes are made.Tamara Pimentel visited the camp.last_img