Serbia : four men convicted of Serbian journalist’s murder in 1999

first_imgA leading critic of then President Slobodan Milosevic’s regime, Curujiva was shot 14 times in the back outside his home by two masked man on 11 April 1999. This courageous and professional journalist’s murder became a symbol of the regime’s authoritarian excesses, but 15 years went by before the suspected killers were arrested and charged. While hailing the conviction of Curujiva’s killers, RSF points out that two other murders of Serbian journalists – Dada Vujasinović on 8 April 1994 and Milan Pantić on 11 June 2001 – have yet to be solved, and calls for the investigations to be relaunched. According to the Association of Serbian Journalists (UNS), over 30 journalists working for Serbian media were killed or went missing during the wars in former Yugoslavia. RSF_en News Organisation SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesImpunityViolence Serbian journalist Slavko Curuvija . AFP “We welcome this highly symbolic conviction, one that testifies to a strong commitment by the Serbian authorities to respect the rule of law and the fight against impunity,” said Pauline Adès-Mevel, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “The justice system must nonetheless continue its efforts in order to convict all those involved in Slavko Curujiva’s murder, including the person who gave the orders.” News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alerts Serbia is ranked 76th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. April 5, 2019 Serbia : four men convicted of Serbian journalist’s murder in 1999 Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors?center_img SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesImpunityViolence News to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the “historic” sentences of 20 to 30 years in prison that four men received today in Belgrade for Serbian newspaper editor Slavko Curuvija’s murder in 1999, and urges the authorities to pursue the investigation in order to identify and punish the person who ordered the murder. June 7, 2021 Find out more July 2, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Serbia Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage It took 20 years, including four years of judicial proceedings, for the perpetrators of Curuvija’s murder – former four state security officers ­– to be tried and convicted by a special court for organized crime. This is the first time in recent Serbian history that anyone has been convicted of murdering a journalist. Help by sharing this information June 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Our 2017 Annual Report to Customers

first_imgOne year ago today, we launched Dell Technologies – a new company with a single purpose; to create technologies that drive human progress. Now that we’re one year in, how are we doing?Well, we could answer that question by strictly considering our technology innovation over the past year… and if we did, we’d see the award winning Latitude 7285 2-in-1 … or maybe the new VMware Cloud on AWS … or, in the data center, how about our 14G PowerEdge Server and VxRail Appliance – both now deemed to be number one in their respective segments… but that would be missing the point.In my mind, the only people that can truly answer this question… are our customers. After all, they’re the ones using our technology to transform their businesses.So now, looking through the eyes of our customers, how are we doing?For the answer to that, look no further than our 2017 Annual Report to Customers. In it you’ll find 25 stories about what our customers are doing to transform their business… and change the world.You’ll learn how TGen has partnered with Dell Technologies to apply precision medicine to fight the rarest forms of pediatric cancer.  You’ll also see how Chitale Dairy is keeping small-scale dairy farmers’ most precious livestock healthy and producing at a 10 times higher yield.So, whatever your measure is – technology innovation or customer success – I’d say our first year has been a resounding success.   But don’t take my word for it – read the Annual Report to Customers and then decide for yourself.last_img read more

Danica says results of new strategy show through in 2016 returns

first_imgThe pension provider, which manages DKK380bn (€51bn) of assets, said its recommended medium-risk product produced a return of 7.5% for people with 15 years to retirement.In 2015, the non-guaranteed products Danica Balance and Danica Link was between 3.1% and 10.3%, depending on the age of customers.Svennesen explained that, in the new version of the Danica Balance product, it introduced a third “mix” fund, with medium risk and markedly more investment flexibility.“It gives us better opportunities to target investments to all customers regardless of the risk profile they choose, as well as providing a much more dynamic placement of our assets, and this is a big part of the reason we have had an attractive return in 2016,” he said.He said the high level of political, as well as financial market, turbulence last year had meant portfolios had to be adjusted continually.“And given this, we are satisfied the portfolios were not particularly affected by market swings but at the same time did produce good returns,” he said.The “mix” fund was first available to customers at the beginning of last year, after Danica Pension redesigned the basis of Danica Balance, its key unguaranteed market-rate pension product to allow it it to broaden the range of possible investment instruments.The company first talked about its new investment strategy of increasing direct investments in businesses in 2014.Danica Pension said increased its alternative investments further in 2016 – investments in unlisted equities or bonds.“We are focusing on these types of investment because they have the potential for high and attractive long-term returns in relation to the risk, and we have built up the necessary skills to be able to exploit our strong market position,” Svennesen said.He said direct investments had already borne fruit in Danica Pension’s market-rate product in 2016 with a return of more than 15%.The provider said it generated a high return on bond markets despite the low level of interest rates, thanks to falling interest rates and dynamic adjustment of the bond portfolio.Customers with low risk and 15 years to retirement received an average 6.6% return in 2016.Equity markets ended the year with good, positive returns, Danica said, but added that there had been a very wide variation in returns during the course of the year.“Tactical allocation throughout the year, as well as investments in alternative assets and direct lending to well-run Nordic businesses, helped create the good return,” it said.Customers with a high-risk level in their pension product and 15 years to retirement saw average returns of 8.6% last year. Danica Pension, Denmark’s second-biggest commercial pension provider, said it started to see the results of its new investment strategy showing through in 2016 investment returns, which it described as “satisfactory and attractive”.Reporting some early 2016 return figures, Danica Pension said customers with its market-rate products typically received a return of between 5.2% and 8.8% in 2016, depending on their risk profile in the lifecycle product Danica Balance.Anders Hjælmsø Svennesen, Danica Pension’s CIO, said: “We have delivered a satisfactory and attractive return at Danica Pension in 2016.“It is pleasing we have really started to see the results of the new strategy within investment, and that it has benefited our many customers in 2016 in the form of an attractive return.” last_img read more

Investing in Dikes Worldwide

first_imgThe Dutch research institute Deltares recently released a study highlighting the economic benefits of investments in dikes worldwide.According to Deltares, the economic benefits of building dikes to reduce flood damage far outweigh the costs at the global scale.In many parts of the world, it is even possible to reduce the economic damage from river floods in the future to below today’s levels, even when climate change, growing populations, and urbanization are taken into account, Deltares reported.This study is led by Philip Ward of the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Deltares (experts Hessel Winsemius, Jaap Kwadijk and Jarl Kind), other partners in the Netherlands, UK and USA.Ward said: “It is well-known that economic damages from floods are expected to increase over the coming decades due to climate change and an increase in population and assets in flood prone areas.”“However, in this study we show that flood damages in the year 2080 can actually be reduced to below today’s level, if we effectively invest in flood protection measures,” he added.The latest research appeared in the paper ‘A global framework for future costs and benefits of river-flood protection in urban areas’ in Nature Climate Change.last_img read more

Open House for County’s Big New Garage

first_imgThe Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 21 to mark the completion of the Heavy Equipment Maintenance Building (HEMB) at the Public Works Complex in Freehold.Photo courtesy Monmouth County Fleet services, made up of about 33 employees, plays a critical role for county government, especially in bad weather, another county official said. Monmouth County freeholders spent around $7 million to build a hangar-sized garage at the county’s public works complex on Center Street in Freehold Township, where large trucks and other government-owned equipment will be repaired. County officials gathered Oct. 21 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony inside a building that, at 220 feet long and 120 feet wide, gives staff moreroom to work. The facilitycan hold 36 vehicles at atime, with the 16-foot-highdoors big enough to fit afire truck or salter spreaderthrough. Those vehicles andother heavy equipment canbe fully raised off the ground,to the point that mechanicscan stand underneath them. The garage, officially known as the heavy equipment maintenance building, opened this week. There are no grease stains on the floor, no smell of car fluids in the air – at least not yet. “People in the township would say, ‘What was that?’” Freehold Mayor Barbara J. McMorrow said at the ribbon-cutting. “And I’d go, ‘Well, the county’s building a garage.’ And people are thinking a garage that you put your cars in. And when they see what this is, this really is the 21st century come to Monmouth County in Freehold Township.” Instead, staff in the fleet services of the county’s public works department would have to work outside, regardless of the elements, to fix vehicles so they could get them back on the road, he said. “But at the end of theday, we looked at that andwas that a way to show oursupport to our employeebase by having them dothat?” Arnone asked. The older garage, located directly across from the new one, was not big enough for staff to jack up cars and trucks. The county broke ground on the garage in August 2018, an item of curiosity in the community. Mike McIntyre, the assistant supervisor of heavy equipment maintenance, said the garage provides employees more room to work. He said it gives “the ability to put a vehicle in the air and do the job safer than we ever were able to do it before.” By Philip Sean Curran “During a snow operation, there’s roughly 125 dump trucks running on the road. At any given time, you’re going to have breakdowns on what you’re pushing those trucks to do,” said John W. Tobia, director of public works and engineering. One of those partnerships is with the Asbury Park Fire Department. Battalion fire chief Raymond DiLello spoke of the importance of keeping his department’s vehicles on the road. The answer turned out tobe “no.” Aside from the 1,100 vehicles and roughly 900 pieces of other equipment the county owns, Monmouth also has shared services agreements with local communities, including arrangements to fix their vehicles. “I think we’re running a state-of-the-art operation,” said Chuck Harden, the county supervisor of garage services. “And we need a facility to back that up.” “And this one is a vital, vital part of our shared services because of the cost savings that it gives a lot of our municipalities,” Arnone said of an arrangement that makes the county money. “It’s a monumental task,” he said. “And it’s usually just a phone call away to one of the mechanics or the shop or the directors. And I’ve never been turned down. I’ve never been disappointed.” “In a snow storm, they’dbe laying out in the snowrepairing dump trucks,”Tobia said. “It was so tightin there with vehicles beingtaken apart. I mean, youwere literally interminglingthe parts from vehicles andmechanics’ tools.” “Now just imagine how high that is up there compared to our past building,” said Thomas A. Arnone, freeholder director, referring to a large truck sitting on a lift behind him. “Well, that wasn’t able to be done to that level.” last_img read more

Leafs ring up 14 on the Bruins en route to lopsided KIJHL win

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsWhat’s the best way for a team to cure all the woes of a season and gain necessary confidence to climb up league standings?Play the Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Nelson Leafs dropped 14 on the lowly Bruins, beating the Murdoch Division cellar dwellers by two converted touchdowns Saturday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.“It was definitely good for us to play them and get some confidence back,” said Leaf forward Linden Horswill after racking up four points, including a hat trick, on the Bruins.“We played well against (Grand Forks) so it was good for us to turn it around after (the recent road stint).”It took a little time for the Leafs to get going as the Bruins played the home side even for the first five-plus minutes.But a power play goal by Max Mois opened the floodgates.Nelson, 14-8-0-2, scored five more times, including a pair each from Horswill and Brett Norman, to take a 6-0 lead into the intermission.“We out skated (Grand Forks) . . . a lot,” Horswill said when asked about the difference in the game. “We moved the puck around well and just took it to them.”Playing the game without the full compliment of bodies, Nelson had the remaining lines flying and at one point in the second period held a 20-2 shot advantage on the struggling Bruins.The all-Nelson line of Horswill, Carsen Willans and Dallon Stoddart contributed big to the Leaf attack as the Heritage City trio finished the game with 12 points.“Carsen (Willans) does well at setting us up,” said Horswill, complimenting his teammate for making his night around the net easy with a few gift set-ups.“(Carsen) is definitely a great person to play with . . .  the same with Dallon (Stoddart).”The game definitely padded the stats for most Leaf players.Norman finished the game with three goals along with two assists.James Sorrey scored twice and also had two helpers.Nik Newman, J.J. Beitel, scoring his first KIJHL marker and finishing the game with five points, Willans, earning the game’s third star with a five-point night, game captain Jonathon Petrash and Matti Jmaeff also scored for Nelson.Patrick Defoe had quite an easy time in goal, although to get the shutout — his second of the season — the rookie backstop needed help from his posts and crossbar as Grand Forks a couple times rang pucks off the iron.However, after it was all said and done, Horswill couldn’t help feeling a little sorry for the Bruin players.“Playing on that (Grand Forks) team would be a little hard . . . especially not getting a lot of wins,” Horswill said. “But you can’t think of that when you’re playing. You just have to forget about who you are playing and just play.”The Leafs remain in second spot in Murdoch standings, four points behind the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and two in front of the surging Castlegar Rebels. Both Murdoch rivals have played fewer games than the Leafs.The loss, combined with a 7-5 setback Sunday to Spokane Braves, is the 19th for Grand Forks. The Bruins remain the only KIJHL team not to register a win.“Obviously (the constant losing) is disappointing. These results are tough to take, for sure,” said Grand Forks coach and GM Brent Batten.“The boys are actually doing pretty well attitude wise,” Batten added. “They realize things will get better. It’s just a matter of working through obviously some big obstacles. But were all staying positive and as a (coaching) staff we’re remaining positive as well.”GAME NOTES: The final shot total was 48-6 in favour of the Leafs. . . .Grand Forks starting goalie Cole Buckley, who had his playing rights obtained by the Bruins earlier this month from Revelstoke Grizzlies, played two periods before giving away to Nathan Nicolson. . . .Nelson lost the services of winger Max Mois during the game. Mois was sent to the dressing room as a precaution to guard against a current injury. . . .Other Leafs out of the lineup due to injury included forward Colton Malmsten along with defencemen Riley Henderson, Blake Arcuri, Tyler Parfeniuk and Julian Davis. Nelson was also missing forward Colton Schell who was called up by Trail of the BCHL for Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Vernon Vipers. . . .Grand Forks coach Brent Batten said the Bruins had seven players out of its lineup due to injury. . . .Nelson, finishing the weekend registering three off four points after dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to Fernie Thursday, has a week off before hosting Penticton Lakers for a Saturday home game at the NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

Next iPhone could double as a glucose monitor

first_imgRelated Posts To nobody’s surprise, Apple has merged audio into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 7, removing the 3.5mm audio jack. As evidence of the lack of surprise, DarioHealth unveiled a new glucose meter on Thursday, one day after Apple’s announcement, which works with the iPhone’s Lightning connector.Previously, the DarioHealth blood glucose monitoring system connected via the audio jack. The new device offers the same functionality and design, the only difference is the connector.See Also: How close are we to the robotic human heart?“This news comes as no surprise to us, and we’ve been working on a solution for quite some time now,” said DarioHealth CEO, Erez Raphael. “Our team’s agility to navigate the complex mobile ecosystem showcases DarioHealth’s versatility and passion to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology in general, and the diabetes healthcare market specifically.”Easier glucose monitoring could slow disease’s progressDarioHealth provides the glucose meter to diabetics, letting them measure their blood sugar levels. The scan results are shown on the company’s iPhone app, alongside previous measurements.Data is sent to a carer or physician, giving them a routine update on blood sugar levels and any issues. The app also gives patients an emotional and environmental log, and a list of food options.Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in certain parts of the world. In the U.S., 21 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, according to the CDC, with a further 8 million undiagnosed, totalling 9.3 percent of the population.DarioHealth recently received approval from the FDA to sell its glucose meter in the U.S. It already sells the device in Australia, Canada, and parts of Europe. The new Lightning connector option will be available at the start of the next year. David Curry How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…center_img Tags:#DarioHealth#diabetes#glucose#health#iPhone 7#Lightning connector#mobile Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

10 months agoJuventus star Ronaldo collects two more titles at Globe Soccer Awards

first_imgJuventus star Ronaldo collects two more titles at Globe Soccer Awardsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has collected two more titles at the Globe Soccer Awards.Ronaldo received the awards for Best Goal of the Year and Best Player of the Year, beating Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé.“It’s an honour to receive this trophy. I want to say thank you to my family, my girlfriend, my son, my friends, Jorge Mendes and all the staff.“While it has been a tough year, I win many trophies, including the Champions League, and it was an unbelievable year again.“Now 2019 is a new year, I am dreaming of winning many important trophies for Juventus, which is my new club. I am a person who likes a challenge, so my new life is in Turin and I want to win as much as I can.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea manager Lampard: Time to start winning

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard: Time to start winningby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard says it’s time to start winning consistently.He knows that positive performances must translate into victories as soon as possible.”I bump into Chelsea fans all the time,” Lampard said. “I live five minutes away so it’s hard not to but everyone has been really supportive with what we’re trying to do and now I want to repay that. I want to do it quickly but I also know it’s a bit of a process. A lot of the fans are saying they see it might take a bit of time so that’s nice but we have to work like we want it tomorrow.”I don’t want to just keep extending the honeymoon period based on passion and desire but I believe it’s also the responsibility of the manager to try to connect the club, the fans and everyone behind the scenes.”That’s the good thing about having a connection between the fans and the team because it works both ways – you feed off them but then you feel they deserve a win because of the way they stay and clap when you lose. I really appreciate their support but now I want to give them wins.” last_img read more

22 days agoBarcelona chief Cardoner warns Man Utd, PSG off Dembele

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona chief Cardoner warns Man Utd, PSG off Dembeleby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner has warned interested clubs off Ousmane Dembele.Manchester United and PSG have been linked with Dembele this week.But Cardoner told Catalunya Ràdio: “Dembélé is a different player, surprising, when we face him, you never know where he will go. He brings a very important element to the team and in addition he is young. “We made a big effort to rejuvenate the team. We have to balance the positions. He has a very special way of playing, but aside from his injury handicap, which is sometimes cyclical, he contributes a lot. We do not plan to sell Dembélé. We want him to evolve and bring us positives.” last_img read more