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Magazine editor sentenced to six months in prison

first_img June 13, 2019 Find out more Reports RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today protested against the six-month prison sentence imposed on 9 August on journalist and Member of Parliament Njehu Gatabaki, editor of the magazine Finance. He was convicted of publishing a “false and alarming report” in December 1997 that accused President Daniel Arap Moi of having instigated ethnic bloodshed in Molo shortly before the1992 elections in which some 1,500 people died.”This journalist has been the target of veritable harassment by the President, and his imprisonment, soon after the adoption of a new law on the press, bodes ill for the future of press freedom in Kenya”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to President Moi calling for Gatabaki’s immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges against him.The 1997 article, entitled “Moi ordered Molo massacre”, alleged that President Moi gave the orders for members of his own ethnic group, the Kalenjin, to attack members of the Kikuyu community in the Molo area resulting in clashes in which many Kikuyu died. The court found the article liable to alarm the population and threaten civil peace. The judge said she was imposing an exemplary sentence because its was Gatabaki’s job, as an MP, to make the laws, not break them.Gatabaki, who stands by the article, has 14 days to appeal. Nonetheless, he has already been jailed in the Kamiti high security prison. He was originally detained on 4 December 1997 but was released on bail pending trial, originally scheduled for February 1998. The sluggishness of the Kenyan judicial system seem to have been responsible for the trial delays. The magazine Finance is one of the few forums of expression for opposition politicians in Kenya. August 14, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Magazine editor sentenced to six months in prison KenyaAfrica KenyaAfrica Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more News Newscenter_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Kenya News Help by sharing this information April 6, 2020 Find out more to go further Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists Organisation last_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Faces UMKC in WAC Tournament

first_imgThe Kangaroos’ statistical leaders are junior guard Xavier Bishop (15.3 points per game), junior guard Rob Whitfield (11.1 points per game) and sophomore guard Brandon McKissic (10.8 points per game). In addition to scoring a team-best 16.3 points per game, Toolson ranks 44th nationally in field goal percentage (55.9 percent) and 26th at the charity stripe (86.9 percent). After pasting Cal State Bakersfield 76-61 Saturday, the Wolverines tied a school record with 23 wins. Overall, Utah Valley went 23-8 and 12-4 in conference play. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS-Fresh off of the announcement that redshirt junior guard Jake Toolson is the WAC player of the year, the Utah Valley men’s basketball team prepares to face UMKC Thursday in the WAC tournament at the Orleans Arena of Las Vegas. Brad James UMKC ended the regular season scoring 69.5 points per game and surrendering 73.2 points per contest. The Wolverines ended the regular season scoring 77.5 points per game and surrendering 70.4 points per contest. The Kangaroos are 11-20 (6-10 in WAC play). Written by The Wolverines are currently 16th nationally in field goal percentage (48.5 percent) and 11th in 3-point field goal percentage (39.1 percent). Tags: Brandon McKissic/Cal State Bakersfield/Jake Toolson/Rob Whitfield/UMKC Men’s Basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball/WAC Tournament/Xavier Bishop March 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Faces UMKC in WAC Tournament This commemorates the first time in program history the team has won 20 games in consecutive seasons.last_img read more

Some Fans, Some Not, for Wind Farm Project

first_imgOcean City Business Administrator George Savastano, right, and Ocean City resident Tom Oves Sr. study a rendering that depicts what the wind farm’s turbines would look like from the vantage point of North Wildwood. By MADDY VITALEStanding behind a piece of Scotch tape that was about 45 inches away from a rendering of a proposed ocean wind farm, William Henry took a long look Saturday morning at a town hall meeting at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Fixed to the spot, he peered at the visual as if he was standing on the shoreline, gazing out at the ocean.Henry, an Ocean City resident who is a State Police lieutenant and station commander at the Woodbine barracks, said he sees a wind farm as a positive for the environment and something that could even help him when he is out spear fishing.The turbine structures become a manmade reef for marine life, which could attract his catches along the way, he noted.“I think it is a good project for Ocean City, the community and neighboring communities,” Henry said. “As far as the scenery, I know some people don’t want to see it, but I think it is nominal. You can’t really see it from the shore. I don’t really see it as a problem.”This picture depicts the view of the proposed wind farm on the horizon, 15 miles offshore. The white turbine blades are barely visible in the distance. (Rendering from Orsted)The project, expected to be completed in 2024, is touted by Orsted, the company that wants to build the wind farm, as one that would supply clean renewable energy, power more than half a million New Jersey homes and create thousands of jobs.The project, which would be constructed 15 miles off Atlantic City, has at least two years of permitting to go through before anything is a go – so it will be a while before 90 turbines take up residence in the Atlantic off the New Jersey coast, officials said.The turbines would be spaced about a mile apart in rows and installed in deep water. The hub of the turbine would stand 511 feet tall, with blades increasing the height to a total of 905 feet, Orsted representatives said.Kris Ohleth, senior stakeholder relations manager of Orsted, along with other company representatives, met with residents, city officials and others interested in learning what the project was about during a two-hour town hall meeting Saturday at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Orsted had renderings of the project in the Tabernacle lobby.Scotch tape was put on the floor about 45 inches away from the renderings, replicating the view people would have of the turbines if they were actually standing on the shoreline looking out at the wind farm 15 miles away.Unlike William Henry, who supports the project, there were some who were concerned about the wind farm. Fear of the unknown and fear of the possibility that the wind farm could harm tourism in Ocean City, an area that heavily depends on it to thrive, gave some opponents and some skeptics of the project reasons to voice their concerns.The Oves family, who owns Oves Restaurant on the Boardwalk, has lived in the resort for generations.Chris Oves and his father, Tom Oves Sr., attended the presentation Saturday. Both of them had some reservations about the wind farm.“I am in support of it if they would put it out 25 miles or more,” Chris Oves said. “But that would cost a lot more money. Look, the mayor is for it, I’m for it if they take it out farther.”Oves noted when speaking with an Orsted representative, Vince Maione, that he had questions that needed to be answered.“We need to study this,” he said, before walking away.Oves, who is a high school science teacher, said he loves his community and just wants to ensure the seascape is not altered by turbines in the water. He is concerned it could affect tourism. Ocean City resident Bill Bradway also said he had questions. “There are too many questions that have yet to be answered,” Bradway said. “There needs to be a study about how it will affect the environment.”Bradway said he questions whether the project is nothing more than a government-subsidized plan that ultimately would not be in the best interest of the residents or the environment.William Henry, of Ocean City, looks at an Ocean City visual.Some visuals on easels around the room depicted a person’s view from the shoreline in areas from Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods and up to Somers Point and Atlantic City.It was the second such meeting the company has held in Ocean City. The first, in August, did not have all of the visuals and maps of what people would be able to see from the beach.As with the initial meeting, members of the public spoke Saturday with Orsted officials and viewed maps, leaflets on the company, and asked an array of questions ranging from how the turbines could affect marine life to whether the wind farm could be heard on shore or seen. However, instead of a large meeting, it was clusters of people asking questions of many Orsted officials at different tables.Ohleth said before the meeting that she realizes some people will not be for wind farms.Last week, Ohleth explained in an interview with OCNJDaily.com that the view of the turbines would be minimal.“You will be able to see them from shore, but they would be barely visible on only the clearest of days and about an eighth of an inch high off of the water – the horizon,” she said. She also said the wind farm, which has a potential swath of lease space along the coast of Atlantic, Ocean and Cape May counties, would not be audible from shore. On Saturday, Ohleth said she was met by positive feedback from officials and members of the public during meetings in Ocean County and Atlantic City this week.“It’s been very positive,” she said. “The reception has been that people are excited about the opportunity for clean energy, especially up in Ocean County.”She noted that the turbines would not be seen from Ocean County, but cables would be routed through there.Orsted representatives answer questions from members of the public.Orsted is exploring three locations where underground cables could connect to the grid in the Ocean City area. One includes the former B.L. England Generating Station in Beesley’s Point, where clean energy would replace what was once produced at the coal-burning plant. If this location is chosen, underground cables would pass below Ocean City, Mayor Jay Gillian explained in a letter that went out to residents in November. Orsted will return to Ocean City to host another town hall meeting, likely in the spring or early summer, officials said.Gillian attended Saturday’s meeting, along with a host of other city officials and dignitaries.The mayor did not wish to be quoted at the meeting, but said in his letter Nov. 15 to residents, “We are writing to tell you about an exciting new project that Orsted will bring to New Jersey. All of the energy produced by the Ocean Wind project will be delivered to the existing New Jersey electric grid, serving local homes and businesses.” Ohleth said that if Orsted and city officials agree to run cables through Ocean City, improvements would be made to the local infrastructure.“Depending on where we put the cables, there is a possibility of adding more pumping stations or raising the roads,” she noted. “We would work with the mayor and the city.”Kris Ohleth, senior stakeholder relations manager of Orsted, goes over some slides in a presentation at the town hall meeting.last_img read more

International markets offer growth prospects for ABF

first_imgAssociated British Foods (ABF) said the proportion of its profits earned by its UK-based operations now accounted for less than half of the total, compared to almost three-quarters at the turn of the century.Speaking at the firm’s AGM, chairman Martin Adamson (pictured) told shareholders that the business was now spread widely across the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa and ABF was well-placed to develop its businesses in all these regions. Two-thirds of production was outside Europe and that part had good growth prospects, based as it is in countries with rising rates of consumption, he said.Results for the past year had continued to be affected by sugar regime reform in Europe, together with adverse impacts of currency changes on overseas profits and losses in its UK bakery business, he added. The previous year had laid the foundations for strong, sustainable growth in the year ahead, he said.Some 85,000 people now work for the ABF group worldwide.last_img read more

Mayor Mueller send questions to special prosecutor in charge of Eric Logan shooting

first_img Google+ Google+ Facebook Previous articleGov. Holcomb signs order to speed delivery of goods to storesNext articleLatest word about coronavirus cases from Indiana State Department of Health Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Mayor Mueller send questions to special prosecutor in charge of Eric Logan shooting Pinterest WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – March 14, 2020 2 342 (Photo supplied/ St. Joseph County Jail) South Bend Mayor James Mueller has submitted questions to the special prosecutor in charge of the Eric Logan investigation.The mayor says he wants the prosecutor to clarify some points and release evidence from the case, including having the prosecutor clarify how he determined former Officer O’Neill was justified in using deadly force.In addition, he asks Special Prosecutor Ric Hertel to release evidence he used to come to his determination no charges should be filed against former officer Ryan O’Neill.The questions come after a heated meeting, when Mayor Mueller met with the public late last week regarding the decision not to purdue criminal charges against former officer O’Neill.The meeting started with messages of support from city officials to Logan’s family, included an opening statement from the mayor, and then they took questions; which is where things got emotional.Most of the questions revolved around a desire to know exactly what evidence the special prosecutor found to exonerate O’Neill of any wrongdoing.Mueller said he is working a special request to make the evidence findings public, but not nod guarantee that he could get it released. IndianaLocalNews Facebooklast_img read more

Mourinho keen to bury Conte hatchet with handshake

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes it was important for two coaches of his and Chelsea’s Antonio Conte’s stature to put their public dispute behind them by shaking hands before and after United’s 2-1 victory on Sunday.Mourinho and Conte’s simmering rift exploded in January when the Portuguese cited an accusation brought by the Italian Football Federation in 2012 that Conte failed to report match-fixing involving his former club Siena during the 2010-11 season.Then coach of Juventus, Conte received an initial 10-month suspension, which was later reduced to four months, before being acquitted of the charges in 2016.Conte responded by calling Mourinho “a little man”, but the two exchanged a smile before kick-off and embraced afterwards as United came from behind to win at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard.“I think the handshake doesn’t need any words,” said Mourinho. “I think that’s what me and Antonio will want to show to everyone.“The handshake before and after the match is an example that everything in football you have to move (on) and you have to respect each other.“Mourinho and Conte are not two ordinary persons in football. We have a history, we have an image and I’m really happy with that.”Conte was less effusive when quizzed over whether he and Mourinho had decided before the game to bury the hatchet.“He wanted to see shake hands and we did the peace,” said the Italian.On the field Mourinho got the upper hand, but only after Chelsea bossed the opening exchanges.Chelsea went in front just before the half hour mark when Willian and Eden Hazard exchanged passes before Willian drilled home his fourth goal in three games. “The beginning of the game was blue,” admitted Mourinho, who brought £89 million man Paul Pogba back into his starting line-up as part of a new four-man diamond shape in midfield.“We took a bit of time to adapt to some new positions on the pitch. The way we were playing the players in the midfield square they took a bit of time to find the timings to press.“We then found that balance and in the second half the team was solid, felt more comfortable to go in attacking areas and, without creating lots of chances because against Chelsea that is not possible, we created a few and score the winning goal that I think in the end we deserve.”Victory was a huge boost for United’s hopes of finishing in the top four as they move six points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea and back above Liverpool into second.However, Mourinho expects the fight between his side, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea for three places behind Manchester City in next season’s Champions League to go down to the wire.“We are four very good teams, all of them fighting to be in quarter-finals of Champions League and that shows the dimensions of the teams.“But from four of us somebody has to be out, so the fight will be big until the end.”Conte lamented his side’s inability to make the most of their dominance in the opening half hour as they slipped to a third defeat in four league games.“At the end we are talking about another defeat.“We must be disappointed because when you have this type of situation you have to manage the game better with experience and maturity to get three points.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

WPIAL Championship preview

first_imgby Malik VincentOn Super Saturday, some of the best teams of the 2010 Western Pa. High School football season will be on display in the postseason’s final round at Heinz Field, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Each classification will feature, at least one familiar face in—well, three of the four WPIAL title games. NO. 1 CENTRAL CATHOLIC FALLS—Central Catholic’s Damian Moore-Jones looks for running room against the North Allegheny defense during the WPIAL AAAA semifinal game at Fox Chapel High School on Nov. 19. Moore-Jones’s Vikings (11-1) came up short in the game however, losing to the Tigers, 17-7. North Allegheny (11-1) clinched a spot in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game. (Photo by Chris Lopez) The New Pittsburgh Courier would like to take a look into what all of those matchups will present:Class A—Rochester (12-0) vs. Clairton (12-0), 9:30 a.m.The WPIAL championship round is certain to get off to a fast start as these two perennial powerhouses are set to do ­battle.Rochester will feature its senior running back Devin Glass who rushed for 154 yards in a 20-7 semi-final win against Avonworth last Friday.But, Clairton has one of the best quarterbacks in the area in the 6-5, 230 pound Desimon Green—a senior, who’s looking to lead his Bears to a third straight title in Class A.Malik’s prediction: Clairton 28, Rochester 14.Class AA—Aliquippa (12-0) vs. South Fayette (12-0), 1:30 p.m.There’s no question that Aliquippa’s roster full of experienced athletes gives them a slight advantage over a very talented South Fayette team. It will be up to Lions’ senior quarterback Christian Brumbaugh and his offense to put points on the board against an Aliquippa defense that gave the only touchdown that it’s allowed during the entire postseason.Malik’s prediction: Aliquippa 31, South Fayette 17.Class AAA—Central ­Valley (9-3) vs. Montour (12-0), 4:30 p.m.In their first year of existence, Central Valley will try to knock off star running back Julian Durden and the undefeated Montour Spartans in Class AAA.Central Valley beat Thomas Jefferson, who had won four titles since 2004—in convincing fashion, 44-24, last Friday in the semi-finals. But Montour has had a solid campaign and have been impressive in the playoffs by outscoring their three opponents, 91-42.Malik’s prediction: Central Valley 41, Montour 38 in overtime.Class AAAA—Woodland Hills (9-3) vs. North ­Allegheny (11-1),7:30 p.m.The Wolverines hope that their eight-game winning streak will help them defend their title in Class AAAA. In order to do that, they’ll have to be able to stop one of the area’s best runners in North Allegheny’s Alex Papson who has rushed for 2,360 yards this season.But Woody High’s senior running back Lafayette Pitts is fresh off a 267-yard performance on 34 carries in last Friday’s semi-final game against North Hills.Malik’s Prediction: North Allegheny 24, Woodland Hills 21.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more