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Writer who covered organised crime gunned down

first_img News Organisation News March 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest February 11, 2021 Find out more BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s murder of writer and columnist Georgi Stoev, who wrote about Bulgaria’s criminal underworld. Stoev was gunned down outside a hotel in the centre of Sofia and died of his injuries in a hospital.“We urge the Bulgarian authorities to ensure that every effort is made to identify the perpetrators, instigators and motives of Stoev’s murder,” the press freedom organisation said. “The sensitive nature of the subjects he wrote about are an additional reason for ensuring that this murder does not go unpunished.”A former wrestler and bodyguard, Stoev claimed that he used to belong to a criminal gang, knew organised crime leaders personally, and used his experiences in his novels and non-fiction books about Bulgaria’s criminal underworld. Help by sharing this information center_img to go further BulgariaEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Bulgaria News Receive email alerts April 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Writer who covered organised crime gunned down News Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedomlast_img read more

Golf Tourism England and England Golf join forces

first_img30 Jan 2015 Golf Tourism England and England Golf join forces Golf Tourism England (GTE), the recently-formed body charged with attracting more visitor income for English golf courses from tourism, is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with England Golf. The agreement signals England Golf’s support for the membership body, which intends to unite the stakeholders within golf tourism in one of the sport’s most developed markets.   Since its launch in July 2014, almost 100 golf properties and tour operators have enlisted as GTE members, with further support for the initiative already having been offered by Visit England, the national tourist board. GTE founder and Chief Executive Andrew Cooke said: “We are delighted that England Golf has given its backing to Golf Tourism England and I believe that this partnership will allow us to establish stronger working relationships between the many individual bodies which have a stake in English golf tourism at present. “Our job is to identify opportunities for these groups to work together and create cross-marketing strategies in order for tour operators to create outstanding bespoke packages to benefit the tourism experience. “In recent times, England has been guilty of resting on its laurels, while others around us, particularly our neighbours in Scotland and Ireland, have greatly benefitted on a joined-up approach, which has yielded excellent returns in terms of inbound tourism. “With six Open Championship venues, some of the world’s best examples of links, parkland, heathland and cliff-top golf, as well as vibrant cities and endless miles of beautiful natural countryside, we are confident that a similar approach can establish England as a prominent destination for golfers worldwide.” The partnership supports the aims of England Golf to create a brighter future for the sport. Its strategy, Raising Our Game, was launched last summer to create stronger clubs, increase the number of regular golfers and to halt the decline in club membership. England Golf Chief Executive David Joy, said: “England Golf is working at the heart of a network of partners to build stronger golf clubs. This new partnership offers an excellent opportunity to support and educate clubs to promote themselves to tourists from home and abroad and increase their visitor income.  It will also encourage local partnerships, with groups of clubs working alongside tour operators and accommodation providers for the benefit of themselves and their communities. “We will be working closely with Andrew and his team in the coming months to encourage clubs to join GTE and benefit from a more harmonised approach to golf tourism.” To find out more about Golf Tourism England and for membership enquiries, visit www.golftourismengland.com.last_img read more

Crane Dredges Slough from Pier

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe crane at the Port of Olympia pier is working on a follow-up dredge required by the Army Corps of Engineers’ permit for the maintenance dredge completed last year.With this follow-up dredge pass, the Port is removing sediment that has sloughed from under the pier since the maintenance dredge and capping the area with a clean sand cover.The purpose of the maintenance dredge was to restore the depth levels that help ensure safe operations at the pier. Both dredges also remove legacy pollution from the area.Washington Department of Ecology oversees aspects of the projects and approves the sites for disposal. The current dredged material will be taken to a landfill in Oregon. The 2014 dredge material was disposed of at a facility near Castle Rock.Orion Marine Contractors, Inc. is the contractor for both the maintenance dredge and the current follow-up dredge.The current project’s total costs, including planning, permitting, construction and construction management, are estimated at $1,006,120.  Substantial completion is anticipated in February.last_img read more

Brookdale Community College’s Daniels Chosen as Commission Honoree

first_imgFREEHOLD – The Mon­mouth County Human Rela­tions Commission (MCHRC) will present its third annual Earl Thomas Teasley Humani­tarian Award at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, in the Conference Room at the Mon­mouth County Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Road.The recipient will be Dale Daniels, executive director of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange Center) at Brookdale Community College.Daniels has been the executive director of the Holocaust Center at Brookdale Com­mun­ity College for many years, and is a former member of the Monmouth County Human Relations Commis­sion. As a director of what was formerly known as the Holocaust Center, she has made a real difference in bringing issues of bias crimes and discrimination to the forefront of the center’s activities, while also transitioning into a new location at Brookdale, one that provides access to those with disabilities.In recent years, programs on immigration, gender inequality, modern-day slavery, and incarceration have been presentation topics.Earl Teasley, for whom the award is named, was the chairman of the MCHRC at the time of his death in April 2010. Teasley was a noted advocate for social justice, a beloved counselor and an assistant professor at Brook­dale Commun­ity College. Information about Teasley may be found in the Scrapbook section of the MCHRC web pages at monmouthcountyhrc.org.The public is welcome to attend the free ceremony. RSVPs are suggested to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be served.Additional information and reservations are available by contacting Carolyn Schwebel at 732-291-4257, or by email to [email protected]last_img read more

No luck Selects finish in middle of pack at B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsMaking its first trip to the provincial tournament proved not to be a disappointment for the Nelson U13 Selects.The squad came ever so close to playing for bronze, instead settling for fifth spot at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U13 Girl’s Cup in Powell River.Nelson Youth Soccer did manage to win a pair of silver medals at Provincial B Cup Tournament play as the U13 and U18 Boy’s each lost in the final.In Powell River, the Selects finished the four-day tourney with a record of 2-1-1.The Selects fought hard throughout the tournament and the coaches are extremely pleased with the team’s overall performance this season,” said co-coach Pat Perkins.Nelson finished the eight-team tourney on a positive note by stopping Squamish Fireballs 2-0.Naomi Perkins scored both goals for Nelson, the second marker a howitzer from just outside the 18-yard box.Nelson opened with a 3-0 loss to Kamloops Blaze.Perkins said failed to take advantage of some early chances to score.The next day Nelson was able to bounce back, edging Comox Valley Fury 2-1. Darian Voisard scored both goals for Nelson.Nelson then played West Van Lightning, with a win advancing the Kootenay Reps to the bronze medal final. The game finished 1-1.Trailing 1-0, Nelson tied the contest when Naomi Perkins struck free kick to even the match at a goal.However, West Van had a better goal differential and advanced to the medal contest.U17 Selects struggle in PentictonThe Nelson Selects played well, but couldn’t get into the win column at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U17 Girl’s Cup in Penticton.The Selects lost round robin games to Surrey United Force 6-1 and host Pinnacles 2-0 to drop into the consolation side of the draw.The contest against Penticton was in a scoreless deadlock with 10 minutes remaining before the host squad potted a pair of late goals.During its final game, the Reps dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Williams Lake.“Tough tourney for our girls . . . they had high hopes,” said co-coach Cam Paterson. “Regardless of score sheet out comes, it was a very successful weekend with many (lessons) learned from players to coaches and the team.”U15s fail to take advantage of great startAfter opening with great 2-1 win over Prince George, the Nelson Select spiraled downward at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U15 Boy’s Cup in 100 Mile House.The squad lost three straight, including a 4-0 setback against Terrace in consolation action.Following the day one win, Nelson lost 3-1 to Penticton at 4-2 to Victoria’s Gorge.In the latter contest the Reps were victimized by two penalty dot shots that turned the game into the favour of the Island squad.The Reps then bowed out of the tournament with the loss to [email protected]last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

first_imgThe Kootenay Rhythm Dragons know first hand the importance of rallying around the fight against cancer. Which is why the team was right there, leading the way at the 2011 Terry Fox Run, Nelson edition, Sunday at the Lakeside waterfront. Not only is the team eager to improve the physical and psychological well being of people specifically with breast cancer, it also wants to raise community awareness of breast cancer survivorship. So well done ladies and thanks for all your hard work to raise awareness to help defeat all cancers.Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to help in any way they can by saluting the ladies with Team of the Week status. The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons include, back row, L-R, Marg McCauly, Cath Little, Dawn Jacobsen, Wendy Hughes, Sandy Price, Lauretta Bullanoff, Lorna Maxwell, Janet Stephenson, Holly Reid, Judy Sheppard and Rebecca George. Front, Judith Deon, Pat Glackin, Linda Hoffmann, Marlene Pozin, Betty Radcliffe, Bobbie Maras, Suzanne McPherson, Pat Gibson and Sylvia Smith.last_img read more

Eight rinks hoping for trip to Silver City at Senior’s Curling Zones

first_imgMany of the big names from years past in men’s curling have moved up a league are in Cranbrook this weekend to compete for zone bragging rights at the Senior Men’s Region 1-2 Curling Championships.Eight teams from throughout the Kootenays are shooting for an automatic berth in the provincials at the Trail Curling Club. Some of the curlers playing include, former B.C. Brier reps Gerry Kent and Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook, Fred Thomson of Nelson, Don Freschi of Trail and Ken McHargue of Sparwood.There are two teams each from Creston, Nelson and Trail and one from both Castlegar and Sparwood.The first draw goes Friday with Tom Shypitka of Nelson facing Myron Nichol of Castlegar, the two Creston rinks squaring off Doug Hannah and Ralph Will, Nelson’s Nando Salviulo up against McHargue and Don Bedard playing fellow Trail clubmate Rob Ferguson.There are three draws Saturday before the final rep is determined in two daws Sunday.The 2013 Tim Hortons BC Seniors Curling Championship is scheduled for the Silver City February 11-17.last_img read more

A playground providing opportunities for youngsters

first_imgProject Playground strives to foster capable individuals through running life orientation programmes in a safe and nurturing environment.(Image: Project Playground)Brand South Africa attended a fundraising event in October 2017 hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in support of Project Playground.Project Playground is a Swedish-South African non-profit organisation founded in 2010 by Princess Sofia of Sweden and Frida Vesterberg. Their mission was to give youngsters between the ages of four and 18 better opportunities in life through recreational and educational activities.The project currently helps about 750 youngsters in the Western Cape townships of Langa and Gugulethu.Attending the fundraiser, Brand South Africa CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela spoke of the long-standing relations between Sweden and South Africa. “Swedish-South Africa links go as far back as the 1960s when a countrywide Swedish anti-apartheid movement was founded in support of the struggle for liberation.”In true Play Your Part spirit, Sweden contributed a great deal to bringing about positive change in South Africa, and the relations between Sweden and South Africa have continued beyond the struggle for liberation. They now include partnerships that address other socio-economic and political challenges – children’s rights being one of them.Project Playground strives to champion children’s rights through various life orientation programmes. The project provides a safe environment where every child grows up with a belief in the future and the desire to positively improve their own life. It is hoped that by making available good role models for the children, Project Playground can nurture capable and assured individuals.Project Playground is a sanctuary away from the insecurity that characterises many of the children’s lives. Life orientation is achieved by means of team sports, dance, music, art, and drama, among other activities.The 50 staff members are highly dedicated to the project’s vision and mission. Through regular staff development programmes the team is able to gain knowledge in their specific areas of specialisation in the organisation. This means that the children’s interactions with their mentors is effective because they have a comprehensive view of the child’s environment and represent a continuous and secure contact throughout the child’s upbringing.Project Playground is a wonderful demonstration of how individuals and collectives can come together and play their part for the greater good of their society.Visit the Project Playground website to find out more about how this organisation is playing its part and how you can get involved in helping children in South Africa reach their potential.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

FBI Barricades Underground Drug Site Silk Road

first_imgThe FBI has allegedly taken down the underground drug site Silk Road, where it was allegedly possible to buy drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin anonymously through a supposedly secure Tor server via Bitcoin. According to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI, Silk Road raked in about $1.2 billion between February 2011 and July 2013. The alleged mastermind behind it all, Ross Ulbricht, who went by the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts, took home almost $80 million alone. Ulbricht is now facing multiplecharges. Law enforcement agents were able to make 100 purchases of illicit materials on Silk Road since November 2011. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#bitcoin#crime#FBI#now readwrite 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

first_imgAre you full of performative contradictions? Are you doing what you say one cannot—or should not—do?You say that your salespeople should block off time for their most important tasks, like nurturing their dream clients, prospecting, and following up. You want the members of your team to do the things that make a difference and produce results. Are you blocking time for coaching your sales team, the most important activity and the one that generates the highest return on effort?You tell your sales team to get out from behind their email and get in front of clients, to go where the action is and make a difference. You tell them not to waste time with the browser and their twelve open tabs. However, you dole out this direction from behind your CRM’s dashboard. Staring at the score never helped anyone win a game. How often do you see a coach with his back to the field of play?You want your salespeople to study so they’ll have the business acumen to create value for their prospects and clients, as well as distinguish themselves in a crowded field of “me too” competitors. You want them to read, to educate themselves, to do their homework. Are you better and more widely read than your sales team? Do you have the business acumen to be a peer when you are sitting in front of their clients? Or might you fail the test you ask your team to pass?Your people will follow your lead. They’re more likely to do what you do than what you say, especially when your words and your actions are in conflict. If you want your people to follow you, you have to lead them. That means you have to embody the values you want them to hold, and demonstrate the actions you want them to take.Your people will do as you do, not as you say.last_img read more