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first_img BrazilAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Screen-shot (Gazeta do Povo website) Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns concerted attempts by judges in the southern state of Paraná to intimidate journalists with the Gazeta do Povo newspaper over a series of reports in February claiming that the state’s judges were receiving excessively large incomes. June 14, 2016 RSF decries judicial harassment of Gazeta do Povo journalists Organisation News Receive email alerts Related documents (Versão em português) Brasil: RSF repudia assédio judicial contra jornalistas da Gazeta do Povo PDF – 141.38 KB May 13, 2021 Find out more One of the reports, which have revived a debate about the ceilings on the salaries of state employees in Brazil, said that the average pay of Paraná’s judges and prosecutors was more than 20% over the legally stipulated ceiling in 2015.Clearly irritated by the reports, 35 Paraná judges and two Paraná prosecutors filed a total of 37 separate libel suits against five of the newspaper’s employees – reporters Chico Marés, Euclides Lucas Garcia and Rogério Galindo, the website technician Evandro Balmant, and computer graphics designer Guilherme Storck.The five journalists have so far had to travel a total of 6,000 km to attend hearings in 15 different municipalities in Paraná. The damages sought by all the plaintiffs total 1.4 million reais (more than 350,000 euros).Everything indicates that the judges are coordinating their lawsuits. Gazeta do Povo editor Leonardo Mendes says the suits are all virtually identical. In an audio-file leaked shortly after the reports were published, the head of the Paraná Judges’ Association, Frederico Mendes, can be heard confirming that the association will provide the judges with a model for their complaints.“We condemn this manoeuvre and these concerted reprisals by Paraná’s judges with the aim of intimidating the media,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The judicial procedure used by the judges who claim to have been libelled is tantamount to an instrument of persecution and censorship and constitutes a clear violation of freedom of information.”The Gazeta do Povo insists on the accuracy of its reporting and says all of its information came from the websites of the courts of law and the department of prosecutions. In an editorial, the newspaper said it regretted the fact that “the data in question caused so much embarrassment” and offered the judges space in the newspaper to respond to the allegations.The libel suits have nonetheless not been withdrawn. The newspaper has filed an appeal against the lawsuits with the Supreme Court, requesting that the libel suits should be heard outside Paraná. The request was denied.Brazil is ranked 104th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Follow the news on Brazil April 27, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further Reports News BrazilAmericas Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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first_imgInvestigations are continuing after significant damage was caused to Lifford Old Courthouse over the weekend.A number of windows were smashed and a window pane broken on Saturday night in what Gardai are investigating as criminal damage.Staff were met with the scenes of destruction upon returning to work yesterday morning.Lifford Old Courthouse board member, Councillor Gary Doherty has been condemning the incident.He says vandalism against such historic buildings in the county will not be accepted:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/garydgvbhghghgoc1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 9, 2018 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Investigation continuing after historic Lifford building vandalised Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleDonegal hoteliers say ‘Guten Tag’ in GermanyNext articleSinn Fein Short Stay Ward petition presented to Minister today News Highland Facebook Pinterest Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

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first_imgLast March, the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team was on top of the world. After defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers 2–0 at the Frozen Four Championship in Hamden, Connecticut, the unit was crowned National Champions for the fifth time in the program’s history.The 2018-19 Badgers team represented the perfect combination of veteran experience and youthful energy, and the team’s leaders were nothing short of spectacular in the team’s 35-4-2 run toward the National Championship. Coming into the new season, many were skeptical that the unit would be able to maintain the high level of play they showed the previous season, but with the majority of the roster returning and a dynamic and talented freshman class, the sky is the limit once again for the Badgers in 2019. The main player many believed the Badgers would miss in 2019 was Annie Pankowski, who was named Offensive Player of the Year by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) last season. As a senior, Pankowski finished the season with a team-leading 22 goals and 50 assists.Though Pankowski had great success on the ice, it is perhaps away from the arena the team has felt her departure the most. During her time with the team, the four-year starter was undoubtedly the team’s leader and served as the face of the Wisconsin women’s hockey program. Without her guidance and well-established leadership skills, it was unclear who was going to step up and take over as the leader of the Badgers. Alongside Pankowski, Wisconsin saw several other players depart from their roster. Seniors Emily Clark, Sam Cogan, Sophia Shaver, Maddie Rolfes and Mikaela Gardner all moved on from the team. Women’s Hockey: Badgers complete two shutouts, sweep Penn State to open home scheduleThis weekend, the Wisconsin Badgers (4-0-0) took on the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-2-2) at LaBahn Arena. They thumped them. Read…Entering the 2019 season, it’s safe to say that multiple big questions arose regarding the status of the team. Would they be able to live up to expectations that came with being defending champions? Would anyone emerge as the leader of the group? Would the team be able to fill the holes that were left by the graduating seniors?Up to this point in the season, the Badgers have answered all of these questions with a resounding yes.The Wisconsin women’s hockey team is ranked No. 1 in the WCHA and boasts a 4-0 record, having outscored opponents 20–2, including three shutouts thanks to senior goalie Kristen Campbell.One of the key contributors to the team’s early season success has been junior transfer Daryl Watts, who joined Wisconsin from Boston College over the summer. Through four games, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner has scored five goals and amassed six assists.With Watts’ impressive performance through the first few games of the season, she becomes the sixth-ever Badger to score in each of the first four games of the season joining Meghan Hunter, Jinelle Zaugg, Brianna Decker, Hilary Knight and Pankowski as the only players to accomplish this feat. She has become a formidable force on the Badgers’ offensive lines, helping to lessen the impact that has been felt by Pankowski’s departure.In addition to Watts, Campbell has continued her stellar play from 2018. The MVP of the 2019 National Championship Game played exceptionally well against Lindenwood University, as she was named the WCHA Goaltender of the Week for the eighth time in her tenure at Wisconsin.With the Badgers victories over Penn State last weekend, Campbell has now won 70 games in her career, needing only six more to pass Jackie MacMillan (1999-2003) for fourth in school history. Campbell also pushed her winning percentage to .867 — a school record. Women’s Hockey: Badgers off to blazing start against LindenwoodThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (2-0), coming off a national title in their previous season, chose to send Read…While veterans such as Watts and Campbell have led the way for the Badgers so far in the 2019 season, the addition of youthful energy of numerous freshmen in the Badgers’ lineup has helped propel the squad to their successful start.When asked during a press conference about how the freshmen performed in their first few minutes of action against Lindenwood, Head Coach Mark Johnson praised the Badger newcomers.“Dara Greig probably could have scored five or six goals Saturday, [she had] quite a few chances every time she was on the ice,” Johnson said. “I thought both our young defensemen did a nice job when there were some situations when we had turnovers or when they had to play one-on-one. For the first game, I thought overall the younger players did well.” The Badgers have certainly picked up where they left off in their 2018 National Championship season, and with the consistent play of veterans such as Campbell and the welcome additions of freshmen and transfers such as Watts, a repeat performance is not far-fetched for the No. 1 team in the country. The Badgers’ next set of games is against Long Island University Oct. 18 and 19 in New York. Fans can follow the games live on Twitter @BadgerWHockey.last_img read more

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 23, 2015)–The Stronach Group announced today that Senior Vice President Tom Ludt has been appointed to spearhead a key company initiative. Effective immediately, Ludt will assume control of the creation and implementation of a new national project under development within The Stronach Group.As President of The Stronach Group’s Santa Anita Park, Ludt oversaw a successful 68-day Winter Meeting, which concluded this past Sunday, April 19. In a meet that opened on Dec. 26, the track posted a three percent year-over-year increase in overall pari-mutuel handle and a four percent year-over-year hike in on-track attendance.As a result of his new appointment, Ludt will no longer oversee the day-to-day operations of Santa Anita Park. Keith Brackpool, Chairman of The Stronach Group’s West Coast Operations, will assume control of Santa Anita’s day-to-day operations effective opening day of the track’s 2015 Spring Meeting on Friday, April 24.“We very much appreciate Tom’s stewardship of the Santa Anita Park operations over the past two years, and we have now asked him to focus his talents on an important new project that we plan to roll-out in the coming months,” said Brackpool.last_img read more

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