Journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison

first_img News Receive email alerts News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive RSF_en Organisation A former journalist for the local weekly II Meridiano, Massimiliano Melilli, was sentenced on appeal to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a 100 000 euro fine for defamation by a court in Trieste, north-east Italy.Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned the 24 February sentence, in a letter to Justice Minister Roberto Castelli, pointing out that under recommendations by the UN Human Rights Commission and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, prison sentences should not be imposed for press offences.”Although the party who believes itself defamed is obviously entitled to reparation, it is however unthinkable that a journalist should be imprisoned, in the one of the founding countries of the European Union, for having written an article,” said the international press freedom organisation. “Locking up this journalist would be a real disgrace for Italy and for Europe,” it added, calling for urgent reform of Italian legislation on defamation.The offending articles, published on 9 and 16 November 1996, reported on rumours of “erotic parties” supposedly attended by Trieste high society. The journalist especially focused on Rosanna Illy, wife of the then mayor, now president of the Frioul-Vénétie region, Riccardo Illy, but without actually naming her. Rosanna Illy denied the allegations and had sued for libel, saying that the journalist had distorted her remarks, in an interview carried by Il Meridiano.At the lower court on 1st June 2000, Massimiliano Melilli and Francesco Paticchio, the newspaper’s editor in chief, were sentenced to 18 months in prison, although the prosecution had called for a six-month sentence. On appeal, Paticchio was discharged because of his poor state of health. Melilli appealed to the Court of Cassation.Reporters Without Borders recalled that Italian courts handed down prison sentences for defamation in 2001, against Stefano Surace, former managing editor of the weekly Le Ore, and in 2002, against Raffaele Jannuzzi, former journalist on the daily Il Giornale di Napoli. Help by sharing this information News ItalyEurope – Central Asia February 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to 18 months in prison November 23, 2020 Find out more ItalyEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News December 2, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Italy “Locking up this journalist would be a real disgrace for Italy and forEurope”, said Reporters Without Borders. Shocked by an 18-monthprison sentence against Massimiliano Melilli, it has called for urgentreform of Italian legislation. to go further November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadenan Jennifer Vanore Appointed UniHealth Foundation Vice President of Programs

first_img 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week People Pasadenan Jennifer Vanore Appointed UniHealth Foundation Vice President of Programs From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 12:43 pmcenter_img Make a comment Jennifer Vanore, PhDUniHealth Foundation has announced the appointment of Pasadena resident Jennifer Vanore, Ph.D., to the newly created position of Vice President of Programs. Dr. Vanore will be responsible for overseeing grant activities and working closely with senior management to develop and implement program strategies in her new role.Vanore joined UniHealth Foundation in 2015 as Senior Program Officer responsible for assessing and overseeing more than $14 million in UniHealth grants in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Prior to her association with UniHealth, Vanore spent three years at The California Endowment, most recently as Program Manager of its Center for Health Communities. Prior to working at The California Endowment, she obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago where her research focused on the community-based development of hospitals in Los Angeles County.Vanore earned a B.A. in History & Women’s Studies from Vassar College and her M.A. in History from Yale and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is a Los Angeles native and currently lives in Pasadena.UniHealth Foundation is an independent, private health care Foundation and is a leader in healthcare philanthropy, supporting innovative programs and services. Throughout the years, it has provided support to hospitals and nonprofit healthcare-organizations including partner hospitals, community clinics, respite care providers, social service agencies and supportive housing providers.For more information about UniHealth Foundation, please visit www.unihealthfoundation.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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New Kamasi Washington Film Inspired By ‘Heaven And Earth’ To Debut At Sundance Film Festival

first_imgSaxophonist extraordinaire Kamasi Washington has announced that he will debut a short film at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.As Kamasi explains in his announcement,Over the last year, I have had the great fortune of working with an amazing team of directors on a film inspired by my album Heaven and Earth. We are so proud to announce that AS TOLD TO G/D THYSELF will premiere at Sundance in January! The new film, entitled As Told To G/D Thyself, is inspired by Washington’s recent conceptual double album, Heaven and Earth, and is directed by a collective called the Ummah Chroma, which features Washington, Bradford Young (Selma, Arrival), Terence Nance (“Random Acts of Flyness”), Jenn Nkiru (Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s “APESHIT” video), and Marc Thomas (Michael & Javier).Early this summer, the contemporary jazz torch-bearer released his new double album, Heaven And Earth, marking his first release since his 2017 audiovisual concept EP Harmony of Difference and his first full-length effort since his aptly named 2015 effort, The Epic. On the new album, Washington pushes the boundaries of contemporary jazz and inserts African culture as the epicenter of the album’s character.For more information on the new Kamasi Washington film debuting at Sundance and a full list of tour dates, head to his website here.last_img read more

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Payday lenders shift to installment loans

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Attempting to outrace regulators, the payday lending industry is shifting from lump sum to installment repayments. However, the loans are still fraught with huge hazards for borrowers, the Pew Charitable Trusts said Thursday.“Most installment payday loans have payments that exceed what typical borrowers can afford,” Pew said in an issue brief. “Unaffordable payments can lead to the same types of problems that exist in the conventional lump sum loan market: Frequent re-borrowing, overdrafts and the need for a cash infusion to retire debt.”Expanding on the issue brief, a senior officer at Pew said the NCUA’s Payday Alternative Loan program avoids many of the pitfalls of payday installment loans, but the program still dwarfs the rest of the industry. continue reading »last_img read more

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Protests, clashes, arrests continue amid jobs law outrage

first_imgClashes between protesters and the police continued for a third day on Friday, as cities throughout the country saw public outrage at the passage of the Job Creation Law and observers raised concerns about the treatment of detainees.In Bandung, West Java, the police detained at least 200 people during clashes on Wednesday, many of whom were later discharged. But about 20 people were still struggling to get legal assistance on Friday.“We have not been given access for legal assistance. They were detained because of possession of sharp weapons and Molotov cocktails,” Bandung Legal Aid Institute (LBH Bandung) director Lasma Natalia said on Friday. After Thursday’s protests, at least 89 more were detained at the Central Bandung Police station, while at least 100 others were detained at the Bandung Police headquarters, Lasma said.Read also: Civil groups urge police to stop ‘repressing’ omnibus law protestersIn Yogyakarta, the police arrested 95 people during chaotic demonstrations against the jobs law in front of the Yogyakarta Legislative Council building on Thursday.Four people were charged under the Criminal Code for allegedly destroying the police post at the end of the famous shopping street, Jl. Malioboro. Those who were not charged were released on Friday afternoon.LBH Yogyakarta director Yogi Zul Fadhli criticized the police for not allowing families and lawyers to visit the demonstrators after they were arrested, saying it violated human rights.In Malang, East Java, the police arrested at least 129 people during violent protests that took place around Tugu Malang square on Thursday, which led to at least eight vehicles being damaged.Malang Police chief Sr. Comr. Leonardus Simarmata said some of the protesters had come from areas outside of Malang, including Jombang, Banyuwangi and Pasuruan.Eighteen police officers received medical treatment at Saiful Anwar Hospital in Malang for mild injuries.Read also: Semarang Police arrest dozens of students protesting jobs lawIn Makassar and Palopo, South Sulawesi, the police detained 250 people, 72 of whom were minors, in clashes from Thursday to Friday morning.A number of government and police facilities were damaged. Five police officers and a civil servant were reportedly injured.South Sulawesi Police public relations head Sr. Comr. Ibrahim Tompo said on Friday that the police were investigating the incidents and had not yet named any suspects.In Jambi, protests against the passage of the law continued on Friday. About 100 students clashed with authorities in the courtyard of the Jambi Legislative Council building at noon.“We urge all members of the council to sign a petition against the omnibus law,” shouted one protestor.On Thursday, Jambi Legislative Council chairman Edi Purwanto signed such a petition, witnessed by about 30 members of a student alliance.Jambi Police chief Insp. Gen. Firman Shantyabudi said the police had apprehended four people and were investigating their potential roles in the chaos that damaged the council building.Read also: Govt encourages critics of jobs law to apply for judicial review rather than staging protestsIn Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, a number of student associations under the Cipayung Plus group protested in front of the East Nusa Tenggara Legislative Council building on Friday.The protest, which started peacefully with a march and joint prayers involving both protesters and authorities on the street, ended in chaos after protesters began a discussion with East Nusa Tenggara Legislative Council speaker Emilia Nomleni and deputy speaker Inche Sayuna.After two minutes of discussion, water bottles and stones flew from the back of the crowd toward the police. Emilia and Inche were escorted away by the police.The students were later disbanded after clashes with police officers. None of the students were reported injured.East Nusa Tenggara Police chief Insp. Gen. Lotharia Latif, who was at the scene of the protests, called on everyone to cooperate and keep the peace. (syk)–Andi Hajramurni from Makassar, Jon Afrizal from Jambi and Djemi Amnifu from Kupang contributed to this story.Topics :last_img read more

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Walcott working ‘week by week’

first_imgArsenal forward Theo Walcott will not set himself any ambitious goals as he plots a steady return to full match sharpness. Press Association The England international made his first start in a year in the FA Cup third-round tie against Hull, and produced a few positive runs behind the defence despite lacking a finish in the penalty area. With his rehabilitation now almost complete – from, first the serious knee injury which shattered his World Cup dreams last summer and then a groin problem sustained on international duty with England in November – the 25-year-old feels achieving small targets can help make the biggest difference. However, more pressing is some defensive cover, with St Etienne captain Loic Perrin a player said to be on Wenger’s radar, along with Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin and New Zealand defender Winston Reid, who is out of contract at West Ham in the summer. There have also been reports Arsenal are preparing a shock £60million-plus bid for Real Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Isco. More likely, however, is the impending departure of forward Yaya Sanogo out on loan, although Wenger would prefer an English side rather than a return to France at Bordeaux. “I like to work week by week, so I forget about the big picture and the nine months (out). Week by week, hitting the goals and when you have achieved that, you can feel good about hitting something else,” Walcott said on Arsenal Player. “You need to just come into training with a smile on your face, enjoy it and that’s all you can do. I remember when I had one of my injuries before, I came in down in the dumps and rehab seemed to take so much longer. “You don’t want that, you want to come in and feel like you’re doing something each day. Even though it might be the same things at the start, you benefit when it comes to the end of it.” With both Danny Welbeck, who has been out with a thigh injury, and Olivier Giroud, serving a three-match suspension, set to be available for Sunday’s encounter against Stoke, Walcott could again find himself back on the bench, which could also include German playmaker Mesut Ozil for the first time since October after his knee problem. Another player uncertain of his place in the starting XI is goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has found himself at the centre of some unwanted headlines following reports he was caught smoking in the showers after Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day, when he had been culpable for both goals. Fit-again David Ospina stood in for the Poland international against Hull, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had already indicated he was likely to rotate the goalkeeper for the FA Cup tie and so now has a direct choice to make, with Argentine Emiliano Martinez having offered back-up earlier in the season when Colombia international Ospina was injured. Arsenal are expected to look to add to the squad during the January transfer window. Legia Warsaw teenage midfielder Krystian Bielik, rated around £2million by the Polish club, and Uruguayan trailist Federico Valverde appear potential recruits for the future. last_img read more

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Congu Changes 2018

first_img Changes to the CONGU UHS System have recently been announced. In view of the proposed introduction of the World Handicap System (WHS) these changes have been kept to a minimum and take into account some of the options likely to be adopted in the WHS, principal of which is to encourage players to submit more scores to their handicap record.The changes, which come into effect on the 1st of January 2018, are:• Retirement of Club & Disability Handicaps – As a result of their low impact these have been removed and replaced by a new Category 5 for Men and Category 6 for both Men and Women, providing for a maximum handicap of 54.0 for all golfers. Players will be able to maintain a Competition Handicap in all six categories. Upward adjustment for all categories will remain at 0.1 and downward adjustments for Net Differentials below Buffer Zones will be 0.5 for Category 5 and 0.6 for Category 6.After 1st January 2018 Handicap Committees can increase handicaps above the current limits of 28.0 and 36.0, and they will also increase above those limits automatically as a result of above Buffer Zone returns in Qualifying Competitions and Supplementary Score submissions.• Supplementary Scores – Relaxation of the rules to allow an unlimited number of score submissions per year and removal of the restriction of one per week. However, the restriction on Category 1 players will remain in place.• Mixed Tee Competitions – Reinforcement of the single CSS Adjustment Calculation. Having a single CSS adjustment for two or more competitions will provide a more equitable value when one of the competitions has a very low number of players. To overcome the technical IT implementation issues, the approach agreed will be to enter all scores into a single competition (and so a single CSS Adjustment Factor is calculated) with a facility within the software to allow the results to be separated for each group of competitors.• Definitions – Confirmation that cards submitted for Initial Handicap Allocation are included in the definition of Qualifying Scores for handicap purposes. Accordingly a player whose handicap is allocated on the basis of such submitted scores under Clause 16 will automatically be allocated a Competition Handicap status.• 9 Hole Competitions – Introduce the option of 9-Hole Medal Competitions and 9-Hole Open Competitions. For handicap purposes, the 9-Hole Medal scores will be converted to Stableford and will appear as stableford on the players handicap record.• Handicap Adjustments – Confirmation that the adherence to Appendix M (Guidelines for Handicap Reviews) is mandatory, not optional.There will be no new hard copy of the CONGU® Manual, but an updated online version will be available on the CONGU® website, where a full summary of the changes will also be posted.This document represents the substantive changes for 2018 – other changes, which are largely for clarification purposes, will be highlighted in the online documentation.www.congu.co.uk 28 Sep 2017 Congu Changes 2018 Tags: Congu, Handicaplast_img read more

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Killjoys play host to Babes during only stop of West Kootenay Roller Derby Saturday at NDCC Arena

first_imgSaturday’s opening West Kootenay Roller Derby tilt at the NDCC Arena in Nelson promises to be a grudge match of the ages.That’s because the last time Salmo’s Babes of Brutality and Nelson Killjoys met, the Heritage City squad came out the winner thanks to a technical error.“It is custom in the sport of roller derby to go over the officials paper work after a close bout to check that the score was added up correctly,” a Killjoys team spokesperson said of Saturday’s West Kootenay Roller Derby Doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. in the NDCC Arena in Nelson.“Low and behold there was discrepancy between the score board and the official paper work and the Killjoys reversed the final score by two points and took the win away from the celebrating Babes of Brutality.”The doubleheader is the only stop for the West Kootenay Roller Derby circuit has in Nelson. The night kicks off at 5 p.m. with the Killjoys hosting the Babes of Brutality.“Well if you were able to catch the last match up between the Babes and The Killjoys you would know that it was an all out grudge match,” a statement on the WKRD website said.At 7 p.m., the Slocan Valley Vendettas meet Castlegar Dam City Rollers.“This match is going to pretty much dictate the standings of the league,” a statement on the WKRD website said.“Game three for the Dams with two loses they need to win this bout. If (Dam City) lose its good by to the playoffs and time to start thinking about . . . after parties.”Tickets for can be purchased at Phat Angel or by going to http://www.kootenayrollerderby.comNext action on the WKRD circuit is (Saturday) June 29 when Rossland/Trail Roller girls host Mountain Town Maulers of Cranbrook.Bout time is 6 p.m. in Trail’s Cominco Arena.The West Kootenay Roller Derby League has five teams from Nelson, Trail/Rossland, Castlegar and the Slocan Valley. See the MVP’s of the month at http://www.kootenayrollerderby.com/2013/06/mvp-of-the-month/last_img read more

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