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  • Journalist arrested and charged in connection with alleged Ergenekon conspiracy

    first_imgNews March 11, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Reporters Without Borders deplores the arrest of Mustafa Balbay, Ankara bureau chief and columnist of the centre-left daily Cumhuriyet. After questioning him on 6 March, an Istanbul judge ordered his immediate detention on suspicion of supporting Ergenekon, an alleged clandestine network with links to the military and security forces that is accused of plotting against the current government. Balbay has been charged under article 309 of the criminal code with “trying to overthrow the constitutional order by force,” which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.“There is so far no evidence for the charges against Balbay,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the judicial authorities to conduct a proper investigation backed by solid evidence against him. In the meantime, we support the request for his conditional release which his lawyers submitted to the judge.”Balbay was arrested in Ankara and taken to the Istanbul prosecutor’s office for extensive questioning about the serious allegations. According to the 95-page transcript of the interrogation, he is accused of “attending secret meetings of the organisation Ergenekon” and “possessing secret documents.” Claiming there was sufficient evidence against him, the judge ordered him held in Istanbul’s Metris prison. He could be transferred in the next few days to Silivri prison, west of Istanbul, where all the other Ergenekon detainees are being held.So far a total of 86 people have been charged in connection with Ergenekon, an alleged ultra-nationalist secular conspiracy against the government led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose ruling Justice and Development Party has Islamist roots. Of those charged, 41 are being held in Silivri prison. Trial hearings began in October 2008.Balbay was previously detained in July 2008 during a major police operation carried out in several cities. He was released after a few days.Turkey is ranked 103rd out of 173 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Journalist arrested and charged in connection with alleged Ergenekon conspiracy News Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Palm Beach County Prepares to Offer $60 Million in Business Grants

    first_imgIn order to be eligible, businesses must be located within the county limits, cannot be publicly traded, cannot be a nonprofit and must have operated from at least Oct. 1 through Feb. 29.Additionally, small businesses cannot exceed $3 million in gross receipts or sales, and businesses with more than 25 employees cannot exceed $5 million in sales in order to be eligible.Business owners will be required to provide an active Palm Beach County Business Tax Receipt, a copy of the active filing with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations as seen on sunbiz.org, as well as financial documents such as tax returns and payroll reports.The money can be used for payroll, rent, utilities and other expenses that have developed during the pandemic. The money must be used by Dec. 30.Businesses that have received $25,000 or more from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, or other forgivable loans, are not eligible for a county grant.In addition, businesses that have received less than $25,000 from the PPP or other forgivable loans will have that amount deducted from their maximum eligible award.Officials estimated it may take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete the application. Palm Beach County is preparing to distriubute $60 million in grants for businesses that was been hurt by the ongoing pandemic. An online application portal will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Friday at discover.pbcgov.org.However, there are some catches.The county is planning to give $50 million, from the $261 million it received from the CARES Act, for businesses with 25 employees or fewer. The other $10 million will go to businesses with more than 25 employees.The grants may not exceed $25,000, in order to accommodate at least 2,000 small businesses and at least 400 businesses that have more than 25 employees. The amount provided will depend on the business’ specific line-item expenses over a six-month period.A paper application will be available in case the online portal fails.“We understand businesses are hurting, and we’re working as diligently to get everything prepared to make this process user friendly for the applicants,” says county administrator Verdenia Baker.last_img read more

  • Saints run win streak to nine games with OT win over Spartans

    first_imgThe Selkirk Saints continued to dominate the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League, but this win not easy.Selkirk overcame a two-goal deficit midway through the third period to force overtime before Kam Crawford scored the winner just 30 seconds into the extra frame to top Trinity Western University Spartans 5-4 Friday night at the Langley Events Centre.With the victory the Saints move the 9-0 on the regular season and extended their league record winning streak to begin the year. “We came out slow and tentative tonight and paid the price when TWU took advantage of some defensive lapses in the second period and capitalized on their opportunities,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”But even after going down two goals early in the third period our group didn’t quit. We dominated the final 20 minutes and were rewarded for turning our game around.””Hopefully we’ll show tomorrow that we learned a lesson and come out with the same intensity that we finished with tonight,” Dubois added. Crawford’s goal, through traffic to complete the comeback, was necessary after the Spartans scored on an early third period power-play to take a 4-2 lead.Jordan Wood and Logan Proulx led the way for the Saints, each picking up points on all four of Selkirk’s goals in regulation. Blueliner Jake Harcoff and forward Jamie Kreller put the hosts ahead by a pair early in the second following a scoreless first period.The teams then traded goals, with Saints defenceman Brodie Gibbon and TWU’s Jamie Russell each scoring, before Proulx brought Selkirk back within one late in the frame. Saints netminder Chris Hurry received his second start of the regular season and stopped 17 of 21 shots before being relieved by Alex Sirard following the Spartans’ fourth goal.Sirard stopped all six shots he faced and picked up the win after his team scored the final three goals of the game. In the TWU net! Harry Fredeman was outstanding in turning aside 43 shots on the night. Saturday’s rematch is set for a 1 p.m. faceoff and can be viewed online at www.fasthockey.comlast_img read more

  • Datatec strengthens US presence

    first_img6 July 2011JSE-listed IT group Datatec says its subsidiary, Logicalis, has acquired Netarx, a provider of managed services, data centres and IT solutions to customers in the mid-west USA, for about US$34-million.The amount will be paid in a combination of cash and deferred Datatec shares in order to align management shareholders who will be assuming key positions in the Logicalis US organisation.“This acquisition builds on the already strong position held by Logicalis in the mid-west region, and will give Logicalis a dominant position within the Michigan solutions market,” Datatec CEO Jens Montanana said in a statement this week.Significant cross-selling opportunitiesBased in Detroit Michigan, Netarx is a Cisco Gold partner and has annualised revenues of approximately $60-million and more than 220 employees.The acquisition builds upon Logicalis’ existing strong mid-western presence by expanding its IT consulting and services business and enhancing Logicalis’ managed services capabilities through the addition of Netarx’s proven expertise in collaboration and data centre technologies.The acquisition also brings significant cross-selling opportunities, as there is little overlap between Logicalis’ existing customer base and Netarx’s offering in the Michigan area.“Both Logicalis and Netarx are Cisco Gold Partners so this acquisition also helps to strengthen this strategically important relationship,” said Montanana.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • Wall held out as Wizards overwhelm Hawks

    first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “I thought we played with a great spirit,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “Our mindset was right where it needs to be. It’s defending and passing the ball. It was a simple game plan but they did it with great effort, great passion. Now we just need to keep doing it.”Markieff Morris matched his season high with 23 points while making four 3-pointers. Frazier had a season-high 14 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think everybody just picked up the slack for John Wall not playing,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.Wall, selected to his fifth All-Star team as a reserve Tuesday, was held out due to a recurrence of soreness and swelling in his left knee. He missed nine games earlier in the season with soreness in the knee. Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Wizards pulled away with an 11-2 run to open the second quarter. Kelly Oubre Jr. opened the quarter with a powerful left-handed jam and free throw. Oubre, who had 15 points, capped the run with a 3-pointer for a 38-20 lead.Washington’s superior long-range shooting was decisive. While Atlanta made only 2 of its first 16 3-pointers, the Wizards made 10 of 17 in the first half and led 61-45 at the break. Morris made each of his three 3s in the half and four of five for the game.Satoransky, making his first start of the season, sank a 3-pointer for the first points of the game. He had 11 points. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Wizards, who had lost two straight and four of five, pulled away with a strong start to the second quarter and never trailed.“No offense to Atlanta, but we’re a lot better team than they are,” Morris said. “They’re a young team.”Mike Scott, who began his career in Atlanta, had 19 points. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. each had 18 for Washington.Washington made 18 3-pointers, matching its high mark for the season.Taurean Prince, Tyler Dorsey and Dewayne Dedmon each had 14 points to lead Atlanta.ADVERTISEMENT Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney (5) crashes into Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi as he goes to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta. APATLANTA — With John Wall held out with a sore knee, Washington’s winning game plan was executed to near perfection by his backups.Tomas Satoransky and Tim Frazier combined for 21 assists with only three turnovers and Washington used balanced scoring and strong 3-point shooting for a 129-104 runaway victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

  • 6 days agoAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdan

    first_imgAIK chief Wesstrom hints offer likely for ex-Liverpool keeper Bogdanby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAIK sports chief Bjorn Wesstrom admits they’ve been pleased with trialist Adam Bogdan.Released in the summer by Liverpool, the Hungarian goalkeeper is chasing a deal with the Swedes.And Wesstrom admits they’ve been impressed.”He is training tomorrow and then we will evaluate his time here and then we will obviously talk to him about how he looks at the situation,” he told Fotbollskanalen.AIK are eager to sign a new keeper as a priority. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • Ontario Real Estate Association says procandidate ads were put up in error

    first_imgTORONTO – The Ontario Real Estate Association is pulling four election-focused billboard advertisements as it steps away from political advocacy amid a spat with the Toronto Real Estate Board.OREA said Tuesday that four billboards supporting two candidates in the provincial election were put up “in error” and will be removed.The real estate association said the signs were accidentally erected after Outfront Media, a marketing company hired by OREA, missed an email requesting that they not be posted, OREA vice-president Matthew Thornton said TuesdayOne billboard reads “Taras Natyshak – A strong local voice for Essex homeowners” and other three read “Charles Sousa – A strong local voice for Mississauga-Lakeshore homeowners.”Sousa is the Liberal government’s finance minister and Natyshak is a New Democrat member of the legislature.He said OREA voted last week to step away from some of the political activism it had planned for the provincial election campaign and put more focus on advocating for affordable home ownership.“It was a really unfortunate error…It was something that shouldn’t have been up in the first place,” said Thornton on Tuesday. “As of today, (the billboards) should be covered up.”Outfront did not immediately respond to a request for comments.The billboard error comes amid increasing scrutiny on OREA, whose chief executive is former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak.In a letter obtained by The Canadian Press last week, Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos slammed OREA for endorsing politicians with “member dues without member’s knowledge and buy-in.”“We are collectively mandated to work with whatever party is elected to produce policies that benefit our members, consumers and our industry. Our members should be free to support whomever they choose and it would be arrogant to align with any one party or candidate that may conflict with the beliefs of members,” the letter said.“For these reasons, and with all due respect, we request and advise that OREA avoid taking overt political positions by supporting individual politicians.”OREA and TREB have repeatedly declined to comment on the specifics of the letter, referring The Canadian Press to a joint statement released May 11 that said the letter is “not reflective of the long standing and positive relationship” between the associations. They said they hope to resolve the discussions “amicably and internally.”On Tuesday, OREA and TREB again referred The Canadian Press to the statement, but Thornton revealed more details about OREA’s “Keep the Dream Alive” campaign, which is meant to raise awareness around the lack of affordability young people are facing in the housing market.The billboards were part of the campaign until the board axed them because it wanted to ensure it was putting the larger campaign first, Thornton said.As part of the campaign, he said OREA will still be involved in candidate debates and surveys, advocacy work around home ownership and the lack of housing supply, and will engage with politicians at Queen’s Park when the provincial government returns to session. OREA will also launch digital advertising in spring and the fall.OREA has had to adjust its mandate after it lost the ability to provide educational courses to realtors after December 2020, when the Real Estate Council of Ontario put out a request for proposals to find a new body to administer such courses.Last April, it announced that Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and learning management company NIIT Canada would take over realtor education.last_img read more

  • Abhays plea to transfer assets case to another judge opposed

    first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Registrar General on Thursday objected to a plea of Abhay Singh Chautala, son of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, seeking transfer of a disproportionate assets (DA) case against him to some other judge.The registrar general informed the Delhi High Court that the DA case involving Abhay is pending before a special judge who was designated by the high court to deal with cases pertaining to MPs and MLAs on orders of the Supreme Court. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!Abhay has claimed that he apprehends he would not get a fair trial if his case continues to be presided over by the special judge. Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal was informed by advocate Viraj Datar, representing the high court’s administration, that if the court decides to transfer the case, another judge would have to be designated to specially deal with it. “It (Filing of plea) has been done to overcome the sessions court,” Datar said. The counsel said the court to deal with the matters of involving MPs/ MLAs was set up by a special notification and there is only one judge each at sessions court and magisterial court to hear them. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedOn being asked whether the district judge concerned would be able to deal with the transfer application, Datar said the district judge will not have the power to do it as the special court was set up by the high court on the administrative side on the orders of the apex court. The court asked the counsel to seek further instructions from the registrar general on the issue and listed the matter for hearing on March 18. The court had on Wednesday issued notice to the CBI and the registrar general on the petition. The high court, in its Wednesday order, had also said that since the DA case was listed before the special CBI judge on Thursday, both Abhay and the agency “shall seek joint adjournment”. Advocate Amit Sahni, appearing for Abhay, had told the high court that it was within its inherent power to transfer the DA case from one special court to another. Special public prosecutor Rajdipa Behura, appearing for the CBI, had contended that the transfer petition “was a total abuse of process of law and has only been moved to delay the trial”. Abhay has said the DA case be withdrawn from the special CBI judge hearing it presently and be assigned to someone else. The petition has also sought calling of the case records, claiming that it would allegedly reveal deliberate deletion of the deposition of one of the prosecution witnesses. The CBI had lodged the DA case against Abhay on a complaint of Congress leader Shamsher Singh Surjewala. Surjewala had alleged that Abhay had amassed wealth worth several times more than his income. According to the CBI, Abhay owned assets worth over five times his income of Rs 22.89 crore as per income tax records during the 2000-2005 period. It has claimed to have found Rs 119.69 crore worth of assets. The CBI had also alleged that he possessed assets exceeding his legal income by 339.27 per cent. His legal income between May 1993 and May 2006 was Rs 8.17 crore, but had acquired assets worth Rs 27.7 crore, it had alleged before the trial court.last_img read more

  • Only I can make India strong superpower Modi

    first_imgSolapur (Maharashtra): Appealing people to vote for a strong government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said only he can provide a strong government at the Centre and make it a superpower. “Last time (2014) you gave me a full majority and I could work with full strength to take firm decisions and work for public welfare. You have witnessed how I ran the country past five years,” Modi said, addressing a rally here in Maharashtra. He said that for making India a superpower, the country needs a sturdy government, not a “majboor” (helpless) one, and that tough one only he (Modi) can provide, not the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party. Modi was addressing a public rally in Akluj for the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Madha Lok Sabha constituency, royal descendent Ranjitsinh Naik-Nimbalkar, who is locking horns with NCP’s Sanjay Shinde.last_img read more