French journalist facing prosecution after entering Fukushima exclusion zone

first_img Help by sharing this information On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia May 5, 2021 Find out more JapanAsia – Pacific Organisation February 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalist facing prosecution after entering Fukushima exclusion zone November 19, 2020 Find out more Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders urges the Japanese authorities to be lenient with French freelance journalist Guillaume Bression, who is facing prosecution following his arrest on 3 January within the 20-kilometre exclusion zone around the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.“We understand the safety problems that could result from allowing people to move about freely in the exclusion zone but we think the current regulations are excessive in the way they restrict the fundamental right to inform and to have access to information – rights that must be respected for every journalist.“We are also concerned that the Japanese judicial authorities will make an example of Bression in an attempt to discourage all journalists, especially foreign journalists, from entering the exclusion zone (to which access is controlled) to do stories linked to the Fukushima disaster. Bression should be allowed to remain in Japan and keep working as freelancer.”Bression, who has been in Japan for more than a year, was arrested within the exclusion zone with another French photographer who has since returned to France. Bression had gone there to make a documentary for the French satellite TV news channel France 24, for which he works as stringer.Accused of forging a permit to enter the exclusion zone, Bression was interrogated for two days, on 4 and 5 January, and was subjected to a search two weeks later. At his trial, he is in theory facing a possible sentence of three months to five years in prison.Journalists trying to cover the aftermath of the March 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster have had to cope with various restrictions that the government began introducing within weeks of the tsunami. Several journalists have contravened the government regulations, especially those aimed at limiting their presence in the exclusion zone.Freelancers and journalists working for foreign media have complained of being barred from covering events. Official press conferences and visits to the exclusion zone are limited to the mainstream Japanese media.Lavish spending on media advertising by TEPCO, the company that built and operates the Fukushima nuclear plant, is being blamed for the media’s inadequate coverage of safety issues both before and since the accident.Japan is ranked 22nd out of 179 countries in the 2011-1212 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.center_img RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom News Follow the news on Japan Receive email alerts JapanAsia – Pacific News News News September 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Heroin file to the Director of Public Prosecutions

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtHeroin file to the Director of Public ProsecutionsBy Bernie English – August 14, 2017 1236 WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Previous articleShannon airport on the lookout for branding guruNext articleCatherine Ireton: Everyday courage Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook TWO men arrested following a Garda seizure of heroin in Limerick at the weekend have been released without charge.Gardai swooped to seize heroin with an estimated street value of €30,000 on Saturday afternoon in a house in Castleconnell.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The seized substance is subject to testing and analysis.Two men, aged 24 and 28, were arrested and detained at Henry Street Garda Station in the city under Section 2 of Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996Both have now been released without charge. A file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a decision on the matter. Printlast_img read more

Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator Appoints Matt Kozlov as Techstars LA Managing Director

first_img LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced the appointment of Matt Kozlov as the new Managing Director of the Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator. Kozlov brings with him more than five years of investment experience and a deep understanding of the startup environment in the Los Angeles market. “I’m humbled to have the opportunity each day to support incredible founders who are solving some of humanity’s greatest challenges,” said Kozlov. “As I begin this new role, my goal is to continue to leverage my experience to help generate opportunities for future Techstars LA companies to make meaningful, long-term impact.” Kozlov has been an influential part of the Techstars network for many years; most recently serving as Managing Director of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator and previously, Managing Director of the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator in partnership with Cedars-Sinai. To date, Kozlov’s efforts have helped approximately 50 rapidly growing companies across the healthcare, aerospace and defense industries. “I’m thrilled by the selection of Matt as the new Managing Director for Techstars LA,” said Anna Barber, former Managing Director, Techstars LA, who stepped down from the role in November to join venture firm M13 as Partner. “He is a talented investor and longstanding leader in LA’s Techstars community, and has been an essential and valued mentor for the program for the past four years. He embodies the Techstars values of #givefirst and I have every confidence that he is the right leader to continue building on what we’ve established in the LA community.” Now in its fifth year, the Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator focuses on supporting innovation at the center of one of the country’s most diverse and thriving startup ecosystems. Collectively, the 40 alumni companies who have participated in the three-month program over the past four years have raised over $126 million and have a combined market cap of $328.6 million. “Techstars LA plays a critical role in the Los Angeles tech ecosystem as the premier startup accelerator, providing valuable mentorship and funding for dozens of companies a year,” said Spencer Rascoff, Chair of dot.LA and Los Angeles angel investor. “I’m very excited that Matt will be the new Managing Director of Techstars LA. He brings extensive experience in healthcare and aerospace investing and has been an incredible mentor and leader to the companies of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator over the last several years.” Notable Techstars Los Angeles alumni include the likes of Slingshot Aerospace, Dash Shipping, Fernish, and Stackin’. Techstars LA will kick off this July for it’s 13-week program. Applications for the 2021 program are open now through April 11. For more information, visit techstars.com/accelerators/los-angeles. About Techstars The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas — entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,300 companies that today have a combined market cap valuation of more than $185 billion. www.techstars.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005633/en/ CONTACT: Kyle Tildsley PAN Communications [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE FINANCE CONSULTING SOURCE: Techstars Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:01 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005633/en Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img TAGS  Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator Appoints Matt Kozlov as Techstars LA Managing Director Pinterest Twitter Previous articleVendia Announces $15.5M Series A Funding and Launches Vendia Share™ for DevelopersNext articleDiabetes Reversal Leader Virta Health Appoints Chief Financial Officer Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

Loan Zone: Secrets of the Cs

first_imgKeep your credit union on a safe and profitable course by knowing these “secrets of the Cs”—five underwriting red flags that signify your potential loan is a sinking ship.What are the Cs? They are key factors that should always be considered and reviewed with care to identify your loan’s potential.1. CapacityCapacity is the borrower’s ability to repay a debt by its final maturity date. To consider capacity, you’ll want to look at the borrower’s employment, income and debt-to-income ratio. You’ll look at job changes, inconsistent hours, address consistency, paystubs, W2s, and IRS transcripts; all of these data points must match with the application.Self-employed borrowers are increasingly scrutinized because of their nebulous work life. Commissions, bonuses and overtime income are looked at carefully. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Donegal Centra stores seal sponsorship of Donegal LGFA

first_imgDonegal Centra stores have once again confirmed their sponsorship of Donegal Ladies GAA. The long-running sponsorship is the perfect match for the local supermarkets and the teams – as Centra endorses healthy living through their products and events.As Centra supports jobs in the community, so too do they like to support local organisations, charities and initiatives. The chain of local supermarkets are at the heart of local communities as Ireland’s leading convenience retailer.They employ around 400 people across 17 stores in Donegal. Centra stores are independently owned, which means that retailers live locally and care about providing jobs, value and quality to their communities.Centra Donegal Store owners confirm sponsorship of Donegal LGFA, pictured at Centra BallyshannonThis weekend, the Donegal Minor Ladies take on Monaghan in the Ulster Final.The Donegal Senior Ladies recently reached the League semi-finals. This year, Donegal will hope to retain their Ulster championship title and build on 2018 when they reached the All-Ireland senior semi-finals for the first time. Sponsoring training kits, hoodies and other expenses of the Donegal LGFA is just one of Centra’s ways of giving back to their loyal customers.The company has built up a loyal customer base due to the substantial contribution they make to the communities that stores are based in and their contribution to the local economy.Centra stores in Donegal source almost €3.5million worth of products from local suppliers per annum. As well as supporting local suppliers, Centra stores also spend €769,500 with businesses in Donegal communities each year.Each Centra store in the county, from Killybegs to Clonmany, is proudly involved in supporting their own GAA club.Mairtin Kelly, owner of Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top Letterkenny, shared his delight with the renewed Centra sponsorship of the Donegal LFGA. Kelly said: “We are extremely proud to support Donegal Ladies GAA. They have done phenomenally well and bring great pride to the county. With the introduction of the new management team last year it bodes well for the future.“Every local Centra store supports a local team too. Here, we are delighted to sponsor the Termon GAA Club. I feel that we share the same vision and goals.”For more updates on Centra’s community projects, healthy living ideas and weekly store offers, follow @CentraIreland on Facebook.Donegal Centra stores seal sponsorship of Donegal LGFA was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Centradonegal ladies gaaDonegal LGFAhealthy livingsponsorshiplast_img read more

Stoke City v Chelsea line-ups: Mikel in for Lampard, still no place for Cole

first_imgStoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Muniesa; Walters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic; Crouch.Subs: Pennant, Palacios, Jones, Assaidi, Wilkinson, Ireland.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Hazard, Mata, Schurrle; Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Essien, Lampard, De Bruyne, Ba, Eto’o.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Will WOTUS move to the courts?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Following Barack Obama’s veto of the, Clean Water Rule, previously known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, Senate Republicans were unsuccessful in an effort to override the president on the issue last month. The Senate fell eight votes short of the 60 required for cloture. In that vote, Senators Joe Donnelly, Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin broke with fellow Democrats and supported the effort, reflecting the longstanding opposition from each to the rule and what it means for their constituents.The next step in addressing concerns with WOTUS will be the court system. There is already a nationwide stay on the Clean Water Rule issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit until the court can adequately review the scope and reach of the rule.“We are all for safe, clean water, but we already have the rules and regulations in place to do that. We are all for environmental regulations if they make sense, but WOTUS is about grabbing property rights. That is why we are fighting it,” said Collin Woodall, with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “This one does not make sense. We are using the courts to fight this and I believe have a good chance of getting the courts to strike this down.”As the presidential debate unfolds in the coming months, Woodall emphasizes consideration of the candidates’ view on the Clean Water Rule and other environmental issues.“When you look at this presidential election year you need to consider their environmental viewpoints. Those are going to continue to be some of the bigger things we are worried about. They have been a focus of the Obama Administration. Even when you start looking at the Republican candidates, some of them have some interesting views on things like global climate change,” Woodall said. “We are going to be watching that pretty closely and it is an issue that could help define the next administration.”last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 37 | Holiday Goodies | Edible Columbus | No-Till Panel

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week on The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, Joel, Matt, Jeff and Ty talk about the Franklin County Farm Bureau acquisition of Edible Columbus Magazine and you can hear the entire panel discussion from last week’s No-Till Conference in Plain City.last_img

10 months agoPellegrini says West Ham must build on victory at Southampton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pellegrini says West Ham must build on victory at Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini says they must build on victory at Southampton.The hosts had taken the lead through Nathan Redmond, but Felipe Anderson stole the show with a quick-fire double that earned his side three points and movement into the top half of the table.“I’m happy,” Pellegrini said. “When you start with zero points in 12 then it’s always difficult to recover your position in this way. “In this moment, we are in the top ten. We will continue fighting and improving and, with 27 points, in the second round, we continue improving with our winning mentality, and we try to finish the season as near the top of the table as we can.”He continued: “I thought we played a very good game. From the first minute, we had the intention of winning the game and I thought we were very balanced in the whole game. “We worked most parts of the game in our opponent’s side and we defended very well. They didn’t have many options. “The important thing [when Southampton scored] is we continued to play in the same way, draw the game immediately, and then we scored the winning goal.” last_img read more

Vine: R.J. Hunter’s Cold-Blooded Three-Pointer Stunned No. 3 Seed Baylor

first_imgR.J. Hunter hits huge three vs. Baylor.Georgia State, the No. 14 seed in the West Region, just ended the game on a 13-0 run to shock No. 3 seed Baylor, 57-56. Georgia State guard R.J. Hunter, the son of GSU head coach Ron Hunter, hit the game-winning three-pointer from way downtown with 2.8 seconds remaining.Hunter struggled much of the day, scoring just two points in the first half. His dad coached the whole game in a rolling stool after tearing his left achilles tendon celebrating the team’s Sun Belt Conference championship last week.This is what happened to Ron Hunter when R.J. made his game-winner. March Madness is amazing.last_img