Key development in Gongadze murder probe could open way to final resolution

first_img RSF_en July 23, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Key development in Gongadze murder probe could open way to final resolution News Follow the news on Ukraine Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News February 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Read in russian/Читать на русском Help by sharing this information March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia center_img to go further Receive email alerts Related documents Дело ГонгадзеPDF – 53.13 KB News Reporters Without Borders is pleased that, after so many years, the investigation into the September 2000 murder of investigative online journalist Georgy Gongadze is finally in the process of being resolved and firmly hopes that the officials who ordered Gongadze’s murder will now be identified and brought to trial.“There has been decisive progressive of late in this investigation, which until now had been a symbol of impunity in Ukraine,” Reporters Without Borders with said. “We are deeply relieved, and moved for the Gongadze family, to learn of the confession by Gen. Olexy Pukach, the former head of foreign intelligence in the interior ministry.”The press freedom organisation added: “But we must remain vigilant. The authorities must reveal the names of the officials identified by Gen. Pukach as having given him his orders, and they must be arrested and tried. The investigation was must not be cut short after coming so far.”Valentina Telishenko, the lawyer who represents Gongadze’s widow, told Reporters Without Borders she still had doubts about the chances of the case being solved. “Unfortunately, Olexy Pukach’s arrest does not offer enough guarantees,” she said. “We fear that a lot of political pressure will be put on the prosecutor in the course of the investigation. This pressure could prevail over justice.”The recent progress began when the Kiev supreme court decided on 12 June that secret recordings made by former President Leonid Kuchma’s bodyguard, Mykola Melnichenko, could be incorporated into the investigation. Previously declared inadmissible, the recordings were expected to open the way to the identification of the senior officials believed to have ordered Gongadze’s murder.But the key development was Gen. Pukach’s arrest on 21 July in a village near the northwestern city of Zhytomyr. Vassyl Grytsak, the deputy head of the domestic security agency, the SBU, gave a news conference yesterday at which he said Pukach had confessed to strangling Gongadze on the orders of senior officials and that he had revealed their names.Pressed at the news conference to name the officials identified by Pukach and to say where the Ukrainian authorities would ensure that they do not flee the country, Grytsak said it was up to the attorney general to decide whether to release the names. Nothing had so far been decided, he said.President Viktor Yushchenko welcomed Pukach’s arrest. “The country is relieved to see this high-profile criminal case being resolved,” he said. “This means not only that the law is going to be restored in Ukraine but also that the most senior officials are going to be held responsible for their crimes.” Yushchenko added that the highest priority would be given to securing Pukach and that the heads of the SBU would be personally in charge of this.The progress towards resolution of the Gongadze case is being widely hailed in a country that is nowadays turning more and more towards the international community. Gongadze’s murder had caused widespread shock and outrage, which helped to fuel the Orange Revolution. Yushchenko had pledged as president to ensure the case was solved.Gen. Pukach has reportedly promised to show the place where Gongadze’s head was buried. The journalist’s decapitated body was found in a forest near Kiev two weeks after he was kidnapped on 16 September 2000.Aged 31 at the time of his death, Gongadze was the editor of the online newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda, in which he wrote extensively about corruption cases implicating senior members of President Kuchma’s government. Three former police officers – Mykola Protasov, Oleksandr Popovich and Valeri Kostenko – were convicted last year of carrying out Gongadze’s murder on Gen. Pukach’s orders but Pukach had eluded arrest until this week. Organisation Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Grave walkers die…or worse

first_img You Might Like A dirty torture game The Democrats can’t have it both ways on torture. Neither can the Republicans. So let’s get it all out on… read more By Jaine Treadwell Grave walkers die…or worse Early that morning, Mugi said she wanted to go to the graveyard “over around home.” It was Decoration Day and folks would be coming to clean up the graveyard and put flowers on all the graves.She let me help pick flowers in Aunt Eleanor’s yard but there weren’t many. So, on the way to the graveyard — if I remember right, somewhere around Texasville or Bakerhill – we stopped along the road and picked wildflowers and roses that were climbing the fences.I loved picking flowers and the roses reminded me of Barbrie Allen – that song about hardhearted Barbrie Allen and Sweet William and how they died and a rose grew out of her grave and briars out of his. They wrapped around in a true-lovers knot. That’s how come roses have thorns. That’s what Mugi said.“Sing ‘Barbrie Allen,’” I begged Mugi and she did. We were having a good time. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits At the graveyard, there were a lot of men and women and just a few children.“Don’t be playing now. We’re here to work,” Mugi said.I picked up little rocks that were scattered along the road by the cemetery and put them in the bucket. As soon as anybody put flowers and water in a vase, I dropped in a few rocks for weight. That was fun until I stepped up on the grave and got yelled at.“If you step on a grave you’ll die or have your head cut off,” one of my ugly little boy cousins said. “Sometimes, evil spirits will come out of the grave and get in your pockets. They’ll come out at night when you’re in bed and take you back to the grave with them. But, if you’ll turn your pockets inside out, the evil sprits will fall out.“Will not,” I said with my eyes as big as saucers.“Just wait and see.”Our picnic lunch would usually have been my favorite part of Decoration Day, but I couldn’t eat. All I could think about was standing on that grave and evil spirits and dying.Aunt Eleanor asked me what was wrong and I said I had a “stumma-cake.”Why are your pockets inside out?” she said, as she looked me over good.“I don’t know.”Well, she must have known. She told me a story about a little girl that walked on a grave. That little girl didn’t know any better. But it was not nice to stand on a grave. Why, you might be standing on somebody’s head or walking over their body.“What if somebody walked on Jip’s grave? How would you feel.”I’d be mad. Jip was the best dog in the world. My hard-of-hearing granddaddy ran over him on the pickup truck, and I fell down on the ground and kicked the air and cried. I’d be real mad.So, I went over to the grave I had walked on and brushed it off real good and whispered to the spirits that I was sorry. I felt better and went back and ate two drumsticks and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.On the way home from Decoration Day, Mugi started singing “Barbrie Allen.”“Shhhh, Mug. Don’t sing about graves. Shhhh.” Email the author Published 10:15 pm Saturday, May 23, 2009 Latest Stories My granny’s word stung like a bee and hurt a whole lot more.“Get yourself offa there! You know better than to walk on a grave! What’s got into you!”I jumped off the grave slab and ran as hard as I could to the back of the graveyard. Partly because Mugi was coming toward me with a yard broom but mainly because tears were stinging my eyes. I wished that I had stayed home with Mama. She would have come to Decoration Day except we were going to have a picnic, and she didn’t want to eat outside where flies were swarming and ants were crawling. If I could have crawled down in one of those holes in the ant bed, I would have — Mugi hollering at me with all those folks … and Uncle John … around.I busied myself picking up rocks and putting them in my bucket.I felt sad and ashamed of what I had done. Nobody had told me not to walk on a grave. I’d just stepped up there to put rocks in the jar of flowers so it wouldn’t get blown over. That was my job – picking up rocks and putting them in the vases and Mason jars of flowers that decorated the graves. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Shared HR services are not sweat shops

first_img Previous Article Next Article HR shared services is a term that we’ve used for years in the HR function.It became common parlance when leading HR management thinker Dave Ulrichstarted to take our money at conferences by persuading us that a ‘3 box model’of strategic business partners, expert services and shared services is the onlyanswer. Most organisations have begun the move towards this model of HR as businesspartners, some have developed global experts in areas such as compensation oremployment law, and others have either outsourced or tried to create their ownshared services. Without doubt, any efficient and effective HR shared services operation hasto understand what it offers customers, has to design its processes to beefficient and continually improve them, has to match its organisation structureto these processes, and has to utilise an appropriate level of automation. This inevitably forces HR to centralise transactional and administrativeactivities and co-locate employees. However, transferring employees andactivities into one building does not mean you are creating a call centre. Weall have an idea of what a call centre looks like: warehouse accommodation andcubicles to hide the constant chatter or the hum of white-noise used to mufflethe sound of the operators. But is this really what centralised HR looks like? Not at all. I’ve recentlybeen involved in co-locating 250 HR employees to a new purpose-built sharedfacility in Preston, Lancashire, as part of an outsourcing deal of 500employees. And it’s a service centre not a call centre. When we first told employees of the plans, there were concerns. The thoughtof moving and above all to be forced to move into what they perceived as a‘call centre’ was a step too far. And yet six months later employeesatisfaction is at an all time high. This is because it soon became obvious that – having organised a number ofearly viewings of the facility for employees – the purpose-built centre wouldoffer light, bright and high-tech accommodation. It was better than the normalsecond-rate offices and portakabins that many of our HR employees had been usedto. In addition, and probably more importantly for me, only one team of lessthan 20 employees work in the customer support team, staffing the phones. Theyhandle a customer base of more than 50,000 employees and aim to handle 80 percent of enquiries. The remaining employees are in project and process teams, ITand portal development, finance, HR procurement, pensions, administration, anddo on. This is not a call centre, and I suggest that such preconceptions should bereserved for telephone banking or Holiday booking operations – not for the HRfunction. By Alan Bailey, Head of communications and change management, Xchanging Related posts:No related photos. Shared HR services are not sweat shopsOn 12 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Shoulder CT scan

first_imgDefinitionA computed tomography (CT) scan of the shoulder is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the shoulder.Alternative NamesCAT scan – shoulder; Computed axial tomography scan – shoulder; Computed tomography scan – shoulder; CT scan – shoulderHow the test is performedYou will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner.Once you are inside the scanner, the machines x-ray beam rotates around you. (Modern “spiral” scanners can perform the exam without stopping.)A computer creates separate images of the shoulder area, called slices. These images can be stored, viewed on a monitor, or printed on film. Three-dimensional models of the shoulder area can be created by adding the slices together.You must be still during the exam, because movement causes blurred images. You may be told to hold your breath for short periods of time.The scan should take only 10-15 minutes.How to prepare for the testCertain exams require a special dye, called contrast, to be delivered into the body before the test starts. Contrast helps certain areas show up better on the x-rays.Contrast can be given through a vein (IV) in your hand or forearm. If contrast is used, you may also be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4-6 hours before the test.Let your doctor know if you have ever had a reaction to contrast. You may need to take medications before the test in order to safely receive this substance.Before receiving the contrast, tell your health care provider if you take the diabetes medication metformin (Glucophage) because you may need to take extra precautions.If you weigh more than 300 pounds, find out if the CT machine has a weight limit. Too much weight can cause damage to the scanners working parts.advertisementYou will be asked to remove jewelry and wear a hospital gown during the study.How the test will feelSome people may have discomfort from lying on the hard table.Contrast given through an IV may cause a slight burning sensation, a metallic taste in the mouth, and a warm flushing of the body. These sensations are normal and usually go away within a few seconds.Why the test is performedCT rapidly creates detailed pictures of the shoulder. The test may help diagnose or detect:A dislocation, fracture, or other shoulder injuryEvaluate the soft tissue such as rotator cuff tendonsAbscess or infectionThe cause of pain or other problems in the shoulder joint when MRI cannot be doneMasses and tumors, including cancerThis test may also help guide a surgeon to the right area during a biopsy in the shoulder area.Normal ValuesResults are considered normal if the shoulder being examined is normal in appearance.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to:Abscess (collection of pus)Bone tumors or cancerDislocated shoulderShoulder fractureWhat the risks areRisks of CT scans include:Being exposed to radiationAllergic reaction to contrast dyeCT scans do expose you to more radiation than regular x-rays. Having many x-rays or CT scans over time may increase your risk for cancer. However, the risk from any one scan is small. You and your doctor should weigh this risk against the benefits of getting a correct diagnosis for a medical problem.Some people have allergies to contrast dye. Let your doctor know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to injected contrast dye.The most common type of contrast given into a vein contains iodine. If a person with an iodine allergy is given this type of contrast, nausea or vomiting, sneezing, itching, or hives may occur.If you absolutely must be given such contrast, your doctor may give you antihistamines (such as Benadryl) or steroids before the test.The kidneys help remove iodine out of the body. Those with kidney disease or diabetes may need to receive extra fluids after the test to help flush the iodine out of the body.Rarely, the dye may cause a life-threatening allergic response called anaphylaxis. If you have any trouble breathing during the test, you should notify the scanner operator immediately. Scanners come with an intercom and speakers, so the operator can hear you at all times.ReferencesDeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez?s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 17.Perez EA. Fractures of the Shoulder, Arm, and Forearm. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa:Mosby Elsevier;2012:chap 57. advertisementGrainger RG, Thomsen HS, Morcos SK, Koh DM, Roditi G. Intravascular contrast media for radiology, CT, and MRI. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 2.Shaw AS, Dixon AK. Multidetector computed tomography. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 4.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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20 days agoLeicester defender Evans: Incredible Ricardo our best player every week

first_imgLeicester defender Evans: Incredible Ricardo our best player every weekby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Jonny Evans has hailed the progress of teammate Ricardo Pereira.They have conceded just five goals in seven Premier League games, the fewest along with Liverpool. And Evans told the Mirror: “We’ve got a good young side. “There’s obviously a bit of inexperience there, but we’ve got some really good young players coming through, skillful, athletic and quick.“Our right-back, Ricardo, is probably our best player every single week, he’s incredible. It’s a privilege to play alongside him. Getting Tielemans on a permanent deal was a massive statement for the club. He came in last season and lit the place up.“When he came back after his loan spell and signed for us, it gave everyone a massive boost. He had big teams in for him, but he wanted to come back to Leicester.“It showed he could see the huge potential we’ve got in our squad. We’ve got a great bunch of lads, a great dressing-room and there’s no real egos in there, which is fantastic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 People In Sports Media Who Lost Their Jobs For Controversial Comments

first_imgProvocateurs have proven to be very valuable in the current sports media landscape. Years ago, ESPN caught lightning in a bottle with shows like Pardon The Interruption and Around the Horn, the new next step in that direction, First Take, is basically the model for how rival FOX Sports 1, which is hiring away longtime co-host Skip Bayless, is building its daily programming. A show like First Take relies on big news-making declarations, and opinions that will get people riled up. Sometimes, on live television or a fast-paced medium like Twitter, personalities cross the line, and are punished.The most recent example is Emily Austen, a Tampa Bay Rays and Orlando Magic sideline reporter for FOX Sports Florida who will no longer be appearing on the network due to racist statements she made on a Barstool Sports Facebook Live show. She is far from the only sports personality to be given the axe for things they’ve said.In 2016, I made a bad decision and my life took an unexpected turn. Now, I’m passionate about helping others avoid making a similar mistake. pic.twitter.com/BlRsOAZFYR— Emily Austen (@emilyausten_) March 14, 2017Here are 10 of the most notorious examples of people in sports media who have been fired for the things they’ve said.Next: Get Started With Emily Austen >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

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Jamaicans to Pay Respect to former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga

first_img Mr. Seaga will be laid to rest at National Heroes Park, following the funeral service. Story Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, provided details during a press briefing, held at Jamaica House on June 3. Several events have been scheduled for Jamaicans to pay their respect to the former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, which will culminate with the State Funeral to be held on June 23 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, North Street, in downtown Kingston, beginning at 12 noon. Several events have been scheduled for Jamaicans to pay their respect to the former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, which will culminate with the State Funeral to be held on June 23 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, North Street, in downtown Kingston, beginning at 12 noon.Mr. Seaga will be laid to rest at National Heroes Park, following the funeral service.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, provided details during a press briefing, held at Jamaica House on June 3.Condolence books have been opened for signing at several locations, including the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and Jamaica’s Missions overseas.From Wednesday, June 4 to Friday, June 21, a condolence book will be open for signing at Gordon House from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.Ms. Grange informed that on Wednesday, June 5, the body will lie in state in Kingston at the Jamaica Labour Party headquarters on Belmont Road, from 11: 00 a.m. to 2: 00 p.m.On Friday, June 7, the body will lie in state in western Jamaica at the Montego Bay Civic Centre, Sam Sharpe Square, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.“The body will then be taken to Ocho Rios (St. Ann), where it will lie in state at the St. John’s Anglican Church from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m,” Ms. Grange added.On Monday, June 10, the body will lie in state in West Kingston at the Tivoli Gardens Community Centre from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 11, the body will lie in state at the Denham Town Community Centre from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.The Minister further informed that on June 18, the Arts in Tribute will be held at the Little Theatre in Kingston. This will feature performances from the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Jamaica Folk Singers, Tivoli Dance Company, among others.In addition, June 19 to June 22 has been declared the official period of mourning, during which flags will be flown at half mast.“His body will lie in state at the National Arena on June 19 and 20. Also on June 19, there will be a special sitting of both Houses of Parliament in tribute to Mr. Seaga, beginning at 2:00 p.m.,” Ms. Grange said.For the lying in state at the National Arena, viewing will begin at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. “I want to remind you that it will be a closed casket,” Miss Grange said.The remains of Mr. Seaga arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Sunday, June 2. He died in a hospital in the United States on May 28 at the age of 89.last_img read more

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Brokers New Times Shipbuilding Wins Bulker Pair Order

first_imgzoom Chinese New Times Shipbuilding has been tied to an order for up to four bulkers, according to the latest report from Intermodal Research and Valuations.The deal is said to be in a  letter of intent (LoI) stage. The order reportedly includes two firm 280,000 DWT ships and options for two more newbuildings.The duo, if confirmed, is scheduled for delivery in 2020. As disclosed, the buyer would be paying USD 44.5 million per ship.Based on the report, the buyer is Norwegian Frontline. However, Norwegian daily Finansavisen identified Tor Olav Troim, a former right hand of John Fredriksen, as the buyer of the new ships from the shipyard via a new company 2020 Bulkers.Frontline is yet to provide World Maritime News with a comment on the report.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Province proposes to enact wolf cull in order to restore caribou population

first_img“The objective of this wolf reduction program is to reverse caribou population decline in the Tweedsmuir-Entiako, Hart Ranges, and Itcha-Ilgachuz herds. To reverse caribou population declines, high rates of wolf removal (>80%) must be achieved.”Robert Serrouya, director of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s Caribou Monitoring Unit says several herds in B.C. have already turned around because of this multi-pronged approach.It is reported that a 30-day consultation with Indigenous communities and “targeted stakeholders” is underway in regards to the proposed wolf cull. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia is proposing to enact a predator cull to reduce the wolf population in central parts of the Province.As reported by the Vancouver Sun, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development says the cull would kill more than 80 percent of the wolf population in parts of central B.C. where herds are threatened.Darcy Peel, director of the B.C. Caribou Recovery Program, says the purpose of the wolf reduction program is to help the struggling caribou population, adding that an 80 percent reduction would be needed to ensure the return of caribou populations.last_img read more

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