One-year suspended prison sentence for journalist in libel case

first_imgNews Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today condemned the one-year suspended prison sentence for libel imposed on former Podrinski Telegraf editor Milan Milinkovic in the western city of Sabac on 10 February, pointing out that both the United Nations and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) oppose the application of prison sentences for press offences.”Worse still, the Serbian government has just published a draft new criminal code that would make attacks on a person’s honour and reputation punishable by a year in prison, although justice minister Zoran Stojkovic gave OSCE representative undertakings in November 2004 to decriminalize press offences,” the press freedom organization said.The one-year suspended sentence was handed down by municipal court judge Ivica Lazarevic in response to a libel action brought by Nebojsa Jovanovic, the owner of Medikom (a company that distributes Kodak products in Serbia), over a March 2002 article about Medikom’s links with former President Slobodan Milosevic’s Socialist Party of Serbia and with the Yugoslav Left Party of Milosevic’s wife, Mirjana Markovic.The judge ruled that the word “relationship” was “inappropriate” in the context of the article and that Milinkovic should have used the term “cooperation.” Milinkovic was also fined 100 euros and ordered to pay 400 euros in court costs. His lawyer, Branislav Sekulovic, said he would appeal.The draft law envisaging prison sentences for journalists in violation of the justice minister’s pledge to the OSCE was published on 19 February. In cases in which journalists reveal information about a person’s private life that is liable to affect their honour and reputation, they can be given a one-year suspended sentence. The new draft criminal code also envisages suspended prison sentences of up to six months for libel. June 7, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central Asia February 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One-year suspended prison sentence for journalist in libel case Organisation News News June 4, 2021 Find out more News Europe – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns the one-year suspended prison sentence and fine of 100 euros imposed onMilan Milinkovic, the former editor of the weekly Podrinski Telegraf, for libel. Although the Serbiangovernment plans to maintain prison sentences for press offences in a newly-unveiled criminal code, this iscontrary to international standards, the organization points out. Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en last_img read more

Hillsides to Break Ground on $12 Million Capital Campaign Project

first_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Giving Back Hillsides to Break Ground on $12 Million Capital Campaign Project From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 29, 2016 | 6:48 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News More Cool Stuff 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Here is a rendering of what the athletic fields and new building will look like after Hillsides capital campaign project is complete.Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services in Los Angeles County, will break ground on the first stage of its $12 million capital campaign, Creating Lasting Change, to improve the agency’s Pasadena campus on June 9, 2016.The first stage of the new construction of the Pasadena campus includes a new swimming pool and cabana and a recreational corridor that include gardens/grassy play areas, basketball courts, sandboxes, and swing sets. The road leading to campus will also be reconfigured and a welcoming entrance kiosk will be built during this first phase.“We have spent the last four years intensely planning these exciting improvements to our aging facilities, and we are thrilled to take the first steps toward a modernized, more comprehensive campus,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “During the planning phase, we tried to imagine all the elements our children would need to be happy, healthy, and safe, and this new recreational corridor has it all.”Hillsides is hosting a groundbreaking party on June 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hillsides Pasadena campus located at 940 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105. The community is invited to attend. If interested in attending, please contact Hillsides Special Events Coordinator Bernie Gore at (323) 543-2800, ext. 253 or [email protected] far Hillsides has raised over $9.1 million toward its $12 million goal. The agency expects funding to be completed by the end of 2016. The second stage of the renovations will begin in September, 2016, and include new art and music studios, a large indoor gym and recreation room, a modernized kitchen, and a spacious new dining commons built above a subterranean garage. All renovations should be complete by June, 2018.The Pasadena campus consists of residential treatment services for 125 children and 300 family members annually and a therapeutic residential/day school, Hillsides Education Center, that offers academic support with psychological and clinical services to 130 students and some 260 family members annually.Numerous individuals and foundations have made the improvement project possible. The foundations that have supported the capital campaign are The Ahmanson Foundation, The Ayrshire Foundation, The Burton G. Bettingen Corporation, California HealthCare Foundation , Capital Group, The Don and Sally Clark Foundation, Gardner Grout Foundation, GGE Foundation, Haaga Family Foundation, Havner Family Foundation, The H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Foundation, The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, The Sharon D. Lund Foundation, Mericos Foundation, The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation The Playa Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, The Reiling Family Foundation, The Schow Foundation, S. Mark Taper Foundation, I.N. and Susanna H. Van Nuys Foundation, and the WWW Foundation.Hillsides, founded in 1913, serves more than 6,200 children and families throughout Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley and Echo Park. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org.center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Subscribe Community News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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.last_img read more

WATCH: FL employee bathing in Wendy’s sink

first_imgA Wendy’s employee in Florida was fired after a video of him bathing in the restaurants sink went viral.By Friday, the video had more than 700,000 views on Facebook and more than 13,000 shares.In the video, the man is seen with no shirt or shoes, climbing into the sink filled with bubbles as the person recording the video, and others seemingly encourage him.“Take a bath, take a bath, get in there,” someone in the background said.”It’s warm, turn the jets on,” the man said as he covered himself with soap.The viral video sparked outrage as many took to Facebook write poor reviews about the Milton Wendy’s.Watch the full video below.last_img

Travelbag Team Championship winners book trip to Florida

first_img Tags: Team Challenge, Travelbag Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Sixteen golfers booked themselves a trip to Florida today at the final of the Travelbag Team Championship, the opening event of England Golf Week at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.Leading the way was a quartet from Cheshire, who scored an extraordinary 97 points on the Blue course, while four from Surrey were hard on their tails with 96. Travelling with them will be golfers from Gloucestershire and Yorkshire.The finalists came through England Golf regional qualifiers and from Travelbag events for clients and the top two teams in each section are now heading to Florida.They’ve qualified for the Travelbag Invitational at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort from November 17-22.Overall winners on 97 points were Joe Lauder, Dave Lea and John Newton from High Legh Park Golf Club near Knutsford, who teamed up with Tom Hollingworth from Prestbury Golf Club, near Macclesfield.Winners of the England Golf section were Pyrford Golf Club in Surrey, represented by club captain Peter Smart, club champions John Hennessy and Jacqui Smiter-Green, and six-handicapper Rob Pountney.Joining them in Florida will be the two teams of runners-up. Scoring 91 points were Glynn Andrews, Karen Andrews and Stuart Nice, of Waterton Park Golf Club, with John Robinson of Low Laithes Golf Club, near Wakefeld. On 89 points were Neil Duffy, Larry Duffy, Ashley Chandler and Brett Gardner from Gloucester Golf Club.The Cheshire winners are a great advert for their coach, Matt Dixon of High Legh Park. They all have lessons with him and over the last year John has dropped his handicap 21 to 14, Dave has come down from 26 to 14 and Joe, who packed six hours of lessons into the last 10 days, has come down from eight to four over the past six or seven months. Tom, meanwhile, is a three-handicapper and planning to start his PGA training in the autumn.Their plan today was simple. Tom, who is known for his consistency, was to provide the base score and the others were to chip in whenever they could. It worked, Tom was round in level par and the others all played their part.Meanwhile the group from Pyrford were stunned by their play. “It’s unbelievable,” said Hennessy who plays off three and was three-under par gross today, helped by five birdies, four of them consecutive. “I’m super-shocked. I think it was amazing we got that score, it was phenomenal,” added Pountney.The prospect of a trip to Florida was a great incentive and Jacqui commented: “I’m astounded and shocked and exhilarated.”Peter remarked: “It was just one of those days when all the putts dropped, the chips went in from off the green and we all contributed.” He and John are no strangers to golfing travels, they’ve previously won trips to Morocco, Dubai and Portugal.The Travelbag Team Championship final was the first event of this year’s England Golf Week. It’s a five-day festival of handicap golf with a host of finals of team and individual event.center_img 13 Aug 2018 Travelbag Team Championship winners book trip to Florida last_img read more