first_img to go further Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the injunction issued by a Ljubljana district court on 6 August banning the daily Dnevnik to mention Italian businessman Pierpaolo Cerani as controversial or involved in corruption scandals.Dnevnik can report about him only in positive way, without mentioning his involvement in former scandals until there has been an outcome to the libel suit he has brought against the newspaper. Dnevnik could be fined 50,000 euros for every violation of the injunction up to a ceiling of 500,000 euros.“The Slovenian courts are legalizing a form of censorship that is unacceptable in a European Union member country,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Cerani can use his right of reply to defend himself. He can also, as he has already done, sue the newspaper for damages before a Slovenian court and wait for the court to issue its verdict.” “The information reported by Dnevnik already appeared in other international media without prompting any lawsuits,” the press freedom organisation added. “The injunction clearly aims to prevent the media from examining important business deals, in which Cerani is trying to acquire one of Slovenia’s biggest industrial groups.”Cerani, who has reportedly obtained control of three of Slovenia’s biggest business groups Mercator, Lasko Brewery and Radenska, was the subject of a report in Dnevnik on 29 and 30 July. At the start of this month, Cerani’s company, Iniziative Generali 96, also reportedly obtained a major stake in Boško Šrot’s company Kolonel, which would allow him to control Slovenia’s drinks industry. Thereafter, he reportedly acquired two of Slovenia’s leading dailies, Delo and Vecer. June 2, 2021 Find out more News News August 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court injunction backed by heavy fines silences newspaper RSF_en SloveniaEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation Dnevnik has also written about Cerani’s links with former Italian crown prince Vittorio Emanuele and his involvement in several alleged scandals, including one involving former Bulgarian Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and one involving the sale of medical supplies of allegedly questionable quality to Eritrea.“The fines that could be imposed under this injunction are completely disproportionate and directly violate the newspaper’s editorial freedom,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We urge the Slovenian media to support Dnevnik by continuing to publish reports about all the personalities involved in business issues of national interest. This information is a matter of vital public interest and the Slovenian courts should be protecting it.” May 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Slovenia News News Receive email alerts Public media independence under threat in the Czech Republic and Slovenia Help by sharing this information Six press freedom NGOs ask the European Commission to respond publicly to Slovenian Prime Minister’s attacks on the media SloveniaEurope – Central Asia March 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article £1m pay-out package A former high-flying City banker has agreed a compensation package, believedto be worth up to £1m, after winning an unfair dismissal claim earlier thisyear. Kay Swinburne resigned her £300,000-a-year job at Deutsche Bank after shewas falsely accused of sleeping with a client. She also complained of offensivecomments made by a manager.Disability law blockPoor knowledge of the Disability Discrimination Act among employers iskeeping disabled people out of work, research by the British PsychologicalSociety shows. A survey of 77 organisations found that 63 per cent rated theirknowledge of the DDA as fair or poor, while a minority had never heard of it.Store gains standardThe Nottingham branch of Allders department store is the first in the groupto be recognised as an Investor in People. Sue White, director at the store,which employs 320 people, said, “The biggest benefit has been the focus onmorale it has brought everybody.” She added that she expected to see aknock-on effect on customer care.Unison guidance callPublic-sector union Unison launched a motion at the TUC women’s conferencelast week to lobby the Government for a statutory code of practice to accompanythe Part-Time work regulations, due out on 7 April. Unison, along with GMB andNATFHE, has threatened to take the Government to the European court of Justice,as it believes the proposed regulations do not fulfil the requirements of theEuropean directive.New Deal figuresLocal authorities have provided more places on New Deal options than jobsthrough the scheme, research by the Local Government Improvement andDevelopment Agency found. Since the scheme started 786 young people have foundjobs, while 1,369 have joined the environmental task force option. Nearly 600have taken part in voluntary work or full-time education and training organisedby a local authority. Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefOn 14 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img“Indonesia’s economic outlook will now depend on the ability to stimulate recovery after a drastic deterioration in economic activity,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told lawmakers in a hearing on July 9.She expects the economy to contract 0.4 percent this year under the worst-case scenario or grow 1 percent under the baseline scenario.The government expects the fiscal deficit to reach 6.34 percent this year as it allocates Rp 695.2 trillion (US$48.23 billion) in stimuli to strengthen the country’s healthcare response and bolster the economy amid the pandemic.Officials are now looking to accelerate spending to boost economic recovery and strengthen the country’s virus response after receiving criticism from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as well as from business and health communities for the slow disbursement of stimulus funds.Topics : The government and the House of Representatives have agreed in principle on 2021 state budget assumptions with a deficit of 4.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to bolster the economy from the coronavirus-induced recession.The budget deficit is expected to reach 3.21 percent to 4.17 percent of GDP next year, but the government can widen the fiscal deficit to 4.7 percent if needed to fully support the recovery, said House Budget Committee vice chairman Muhidin Mohamad Said.“The government’s 2021 work plan is being directed to support economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, boost human development, as well as industrial and tourism development,” among other things, he told a plenary meeting on Tuesday. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will announce the detailed 2021 state budget, including exact revenue and expenditure figures, during his annual speech on Aug. 16.The government and the House agreed that the assumption underpinning the 2021 state budget would see state spending reach 13.11 percent to 15.17 percent of GDP, while tax revenue is expected to reach 8.25 percent to 8.63 percent and nontax income 1.6 percent to 2.3 percent of GDP.Indonesia’s economy could enter a recession in the third quarter this year as the government expects GDP to shrink by 3.8 percent to 5.1 percent in the second quarter and to decline by a further 1 percent in the third quarter.If the economy shrinks in the third quarter, it will mark Indonesia’s first recession since the 1998 Asian financial crisis. A recession happens when an economy shrinks in two consecutive quarters.last_img read more

first_imgIn his speech, Ekezie cheerfully stated that “It is a great honour to win the event, being one of the most coveted titles at the Club, I am definitely enthralled to have achieved this. I doff my hat to the team at DOAM Foundation for the quality of organization and impact they are making in changing lives of the less privileged with donations from this event.”In the ladies’ category, Peggy Onwu emerged the overall winner with a 58 nett score to beat Lynda Obieze, the runner–up, by three strokes. Kike Familoni finished as the second runner-up. Peggy Onwu, in addition to the ladies’ champion trophy, was rewarded with a VCP Hotel Pent House Classic King Room including breakfast for two plus one roll of Ankara Fabric (courtesy of AirFrance/KLM).Other winners at the tournament were, Tim Ayomike who shot 65 to pick the best gross prize, beating Ede Osemwengie and C. E. O. Ekeocha who finished in second and third places respectively. Yusuf N’Jie scored 55 nett to win the veteran category and to beat F. Ogboru, who was the runner-up in that category.Yusuf N’Jie was also rewarded with a VCP Hotel Pent House Classic King Room including breakfast for two and one roll of Ankara Fabric (courtesy AirFrance/KLM).Valet Fatoumata and Angela Adeboyega were the ladies’ best gross players at the event, with a 78 gross score, and Fatoumata taking the top position on count back.M. Giovanni and Lanre Kalejaiye won the prizes for the nearest-to-the-pin and the longest drive respectively in the men’s category. Ronke Iyiola and Ifeoma Obata won nearest-to-the-pin and the longest drive respectively in the ladies’s category. All winners went home with an array of prizes in addition to the glittering trophies.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Obinna Ekezie was crowned Champion at the 2018 Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, which held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos.Playing off an adjusted handicap of 19, Ekezie, returned a 56 nett score to beat the rest of the field on a day of scintillating golfing experience. Oladotun Isiaka finished three strokes behind him to pick the runner-up spot. George Uketui, who also finished three strokes behind, was the second runner-up on count-back.With his win, the Wakanow chief executive carted away not only the much coveted winner’s trophy but also, an Air France/KLM Economy Class Return Ticket to London or Paris or Amsterdam (courtesy, friends of DOAMF), a Mifi Router with six months of paid data (courtesy of 9Mobile) and one roll of Ankara Fabric (courtesy of AirFrance/KLM).last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The small business sector in Ohio is vital to many stakeholders. The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation sponsored the Ohio Signature Food Contest which showcases many new, innovative products ready to take that next step — actual product development.CIFT President & CEO, Rebecca Singer announced the winners selected in recognition of their product concepts: Sarah Steinbrunner and Taylor Crooks of Sandusky, Ohio with their Bean Nut Butter: A delicious non-GMO and vegan nut butter that is free of the top eight allergens. Uniquely incorporates garbanzo beans which are high in protein and fiber, but lack high calorie and fat content association with regular nuts. Tina Smith and Nate Bissell of Jefferson, Ohio with their Sweet and Spicy Maple BBQ Sauce: A unique, all-natural barbecue sauce made with a kick of hot peppers but offering a special ingredient – the sweetness of pure Ohio maple syrup. Following a review of written applications and presentations by food entrepreneurs and chefs to a panel of judges, the highest scoring concepts were selected based on the viability of the product, commercialization potential, business strategy, and overall appeal to the marketplace.As a result of the award, technical assistance from CIFT will be provided to the startup businesses ranging from business planning, product/process development, shelf stability testing, labeling review, regulatory assistance, and batch product preparations for sampling. Later, production will take place at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK) in Bowling Green, Ohio. The NOCK is a commercially-licensed kitchen that educates and provides technical assistance to new and growing food businesses.last_img read more

first_img SharePrint RelatedExplore the great outdoors with a Discover the Forest trackableAugust 21, 2018In “Trackable Promotions”4 Legendary Trackables Every Geocacher Should FindFebruary 10, 2015In “Community”Happy Birthday and Happy GeoTour, Smokey Bear!July 2, 2019In “Community” Share with your Friends:More Have you explored your local forest or a new trail with a Discover the Forest trackable? Although the official promotion has ended, you can still reconnect with nature when you find a Discover the Forest trackable while geocaching on a trail near you. Here’s a snapshot of the Discover the Forest trackable promotion, one of our favorite partnerships to date!From August 21 through December 21, 2018, Geocaching HQ celebrated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Trails System Act with a partnership with the Discover the Forest campaign (powered by the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council). 1,500 custom Discover the Forest trackables were sent to randomly selected geocachers all over the United States.last_img read more

first_imgJoin us Tuesday, August 28, 11 a.m. ET for the second webinar in the Family Finances series, Financial Planning for Life Events. RSVP here. By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] Financial Management program staff often counsel military families about the financial implications of lifestyle transitions. This includes the decision by service members to get married and merge their financial life with a spouse. When a couple gets married, they usually commingle at least some of their personal finances.Some of the biggest challenges a couple will face include joint goal-setting, establishing accounts at financial institutions, deciding how to pay bills and manage money together, and filing income taxes as a married couple. Both spouses also need to review existing financial documents, such as life insurance policies, IRAs, and 401(k)s, and change the beneficiary designation to their spouse, if desired.Image via Pixabay.com/CC0Marriage is also a good time to draft legal documents such as a will, which stipulates how each spouse’s assets will be distributed. Older couples with substantial funds and/or children from a previous marriage may consider a prenuptial agreement to make decisions in advance about financial matters in the event of death or divorce.Below are six recommendations to share with service members who are about to get married:Set Joint Financial Goals- Make a list of short- and longer- term needs and wants. For example, one spouse may need a new car within a year and, together, a couple wants to buy a house within three years. Determine the cost of each goal and the amount that needs to be saved each month to achieve it on time. As an initial financial goal, plan to save at least 3 months living expenses for emergencies such as car repairs.Develop a Spending Plan– Prepare a spending plan (a.k.a., budget) that includes savings for financial goals. Review and revise it as needed. A simple spending plan includes monthly net income, fixed expenses, flexible expenses, and occasional expenses that are paid less frequently than monthly (e.g., quarterly insurance premiums, college tuition, and vacation expenses).Develop a Cash Management Plan– Decide if and how you want to merge financial accounts (e.g., savings and checking). Some couples prefer one joint account while others prefer two separate accounts or a combination of separate and joint accounts. There is no one “right” way for married couples to handle their finances. Factors to consider include convenience, a desire by each spouse for some personal “spending money,” and the minimum balances required by financial institutions to avoid fees.Develop a Payment Plan-Decide how to divide household expenses. If the incomes of two working spouses are fairly equal, bills can be split 50/50. If there is a substantial difference in earnings, bills can be pro-rated. For example, the spouse who earns 70% of household income would pay 70% of the couple’s expenses. The other spouse who earns 30% of total income would pay the remaining 30% of the bills.Come Clean About Credit– Review each other’s credit reports prior to marriage. If a spouse-to-be has a poor credit history, don’t apply for a joint loan (e.g., mortgage) or credit cards. Keep your credit histories separate until negative information drops off the poor credit report, usually in 7 years (10 years for bankruptcy). If one spouse co-signs a loan for the other, he or she becomes legally responsible. Similarly, if financial accounts are merged, assets of the spouse with a good credit history can be seized by creditors.Adjust Your Tax Withholding– Complete a new W-4 form (available from each spouse’s employer) to reflect your new marital status. Two-paycheck working couples may need to have more tax withheld to cover the higher taxes that may be due on their combined income. Instead of claiming one withholding allowance, one or both spouses may want to claim zero or even have an additional amount withheld so they don’t fall short of what they owe. Conversely, couples with one earner may experience a “tax bonus” as a result of marriage and need less tax withheld than before. This is because they will benefit from the higher dollar amounts on tax brackets for married couples versus singles.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe three candidates vying to be the next national chief of the Assembly of First Nations outlined their platforms at an all candidates forum in Winnipeg Thursday night.Perry Bellegard of Saskatchewan, Ghislain Picard of Quebec and Leon Jourdain of Ontario all attended the event.APTN’s Tim Fontaine reports.last_img

first_img Related Items:#44yearoldmanfounddead, #formerPremierhitandrun, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Police are looking into several matters from the weekend including the hit and run of former Premier Rufus Ewing.   Ewing was out cycling in the Bight on Sunday morning when he was clipped by a passing vehicle, that person did not stop.  Dr. Ewing said the impact was not enough to throw him from the bicycle, but he decided to report the matter to police anyway.Man found dead.  No word as yet on how they are ruling the death, but an expat, said to be from Ireland was found dead in his home.   Police got the call around 5pm on Saturday and confirmed to Magnetic Media on Sunday that a 44 year old man was found dead.   No other details were provided.#MagneticMediaNews#formerPremierhitandrun#44yearoldmanfounddead Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Hit & Run involving former Premier Rufus Ewing, says he is fine…last_img read more

first_img More information: Extended disease resistance emerging from the fecal nest of a subterranean termite, To be published here: rspb.royalsocietypublishing.or … .1098/rspb.2013.1885 Citation: Study shows use of feces as building material by termites serves as antibiotic (2013, September 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-feces-material-termites-antibiotic.html (Phys.org) —A team of researchers at the University of Florida has found that some termites use their own feces as an ingredient in building materials. Doing so, the group reports in their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, offers the insects a natural antibacterial agent that helps them fend off infections that could harm them. Termites, as most are aware, cause damage to buildings that have a wood component—the insects eat the wood ruining its ability to maintain its stability. The tiny insects are also notoriously difficult to eradicate once they build a nest in an area and begin munching on building parts. Prior research has found that termites have two natural ways to fend off antibiotic agents. The first is that they have an immune system that is particularly good at fighting off fungal and bacterial infections. They second is they have evolved skills that help them keep bacteria at bay, such as nest cleaning, grooming nest mates, getting rid of those that die and at times eating their remains. In this new effort, the researchers have found that termites have a third type of defense against bacteria—they use their own feces as an ingredient when making a material they use to line the walls of their nests, resulting in nest foundations that are able to ward off bacteria.The researchers discovered the antibacterial properties of the building material in termite nests by digging up five Formosan subterranean termite colonies near the university. In studying the material the termites used to create the walls, the researchers discovered they had been made using feces and chewed wood. In exposing a large variety of bacteria to the material, the researchers found it capable of warding off a host of fungus and other bacteria. Next, the researchers put a colony of the termites into an artificial nest which had been exposed to a type of fungus that can kill termites. Adding bacteria from their natural building material, they found, helped the insects ward off fungal infections.The researchers say microbes in the feces are responsible for the antibacterial nature of the building material, which suggests that further study may yield a new source of antibacterial agent that humans might use to do the same. Stick insect found to harbor antibacterial microbes in its gut © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img Formosan subterranean termite queen. Credit: Wikipedia. Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more