Arson attack on news website in northwestern Ukraine

first_img Organisation UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe September 7, 2020 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Receive email alerts February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last night’s arson attack on the headquarters of Chetverta Vlada, an investigative news website in the city of Rivne in northwestern Ukraine, and calls for a full and impartial investigation into this attempt to intimidate local journalists.According to the police, an unidentified individual walked into the website’s offices in the basement of a building and used two bottles of gasoline to start a fire. The ensuing blaze completely destroyed one of its offices but fortunately none of the four persons present at the time was injured.“We firmly condemn this attempt to intimidate the investigative press,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk. “We call on the Ukrainian authorities to conduct a full and impartial investigation into this crime so that both the perpetrators and instigators can be quickly brought to justice.”The arson attack came just five days after the theft of the servers that hosted the Chetverta Vlada site, which is still down. RSF calls for the broadest possible public participation in Chetverta Vlada’s crowdfunding operation with the aim of financing the purchase of equipment to replace what was stolen or damaged in the fire.Created in 2007, Chetverta Vlada specializes in exposing corruption. Its recent investigative reporting has included revelations about the illegal confiscation of land and buildings in Rivne’s old town. The site’s journalists say that, as a result of its reporting, the real estate companies involved lost a lot of money and had to be wound up. Ukraine is ranked 102nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News February 23, 2018 Arson attack on news website in northwestern Ukraine Related documents bank_details_-_chetverta_vlada.pdfPDF – 91.68 KB Follow the news on Ukraine March 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News RSF_en Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Credit: Inna Biletska News Help by sharing this information last_img read more


Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6: Malignaggi vs. Lobov fight date, time, PPV price, live stream, full card

first_imgBKFC 6 betting oddsAccording to sportsbookreview.com (as of June 19), Paulie Malignaggi is a -260 favorite, which means you’d need to bet $260 to win $100. Artem Lobov is a +197 underdog, meaning if you were to bet $100, you would net $197.Paulie Malignaggi record, bioName: Paulie MalignaggiNationality: AmericanBorn: Nov. 23, 1980Height: 5-8Reach: 70″Total fights: 44Record: 36-8Artem Lobov record, bioName: Artem LobovNationality: RussianBorn: Aug. 11, 1986Height: 5-9Reach: 65″Total fights: 31Record: 13-15-1, one no-contest in MMA, 1-0 in BKFCBKFC 6 fight cardPaulie Malignaggi vs. Artem LobovChris Leben vs. Dakota CochraneReginald Barnett Jr vs. Johnny BedfordJoe Riggs vs. Walber BarrosJoey Beltran vs. Jamie CampbellTom Shoaff vs. Julian LaneAbdiel Velazquez vs. Travis ThompsonElvin Leon Brito vs. Jim Alers McGregor brought in Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KOs) to be one of his sparring partners to help him prepare for his first boxing match. Things appeared to be OK with the two until the former UFC two-division champion tweeted a photo of Malignaggi on the mat, trying to indicate he knocked down the current analyst for Showtime Boxing. Malignaggi called it a push and wanted the video released, but it never occurred.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearLobov entered Malignaggi’s mind after the latter left McGregor’s camp when the former did interviews stating McGregor got the better of the training sessions. The comments infuriated Malignaggi, and it came to a head in April during a media session in New York for Lobov’s BKFC debut against Jason Knight. Malignaggi and Lobov were doing a staredown when trash talk ensued, leading to the former pugilist slapping Lobov and the two having to be pulled apart.Five days after the incident, Lobov (13-15-1, one no-contest MMA, 1-0 BKFC) dominated Knight to win by unanimous decision in the main event of BKFC 5 to make the Malignaggi clash one step closer to reality.But Malignaggi and Lobov weren’t done. When they attended a press event in New York in May to formally introduce the fight, Malignaggi hit Lobov with a microphone and spit on him.”I’ve always been known as one of the toughest guys in boxing,” Malignaggi said in a press release. “Lobov is known as a punching bag with a loud mouth. If I had it my way, I’d knock him out in the last round. I want to pummel him from start to finish.”You have the recipe for either a back-and-forth battle or both guys being hesitant to do anything.MORE: The timeline of events that made Malignaggi vs. Lobov so toxic”I feel I have the upper hand in this fight,” Malignaggi said. “With age, it’s easier to get knocked out. He’s never hurt anybody in the ring, so it’s going to be a bad matchup for him. I see me stopping him. He doesn’t want it anymore. In order to be a fighter and really compete, you have to have the fire. His fire is long gone. My strategy is to come in there and shove my fist down his throat. It’s personal now with the way he’s been talking and acting. I’m going to put him away.”Who is going to be the one to back up his actions?Here is everything you need to know about Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6.When is Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6?Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 6 will take place Saturday, June 22. Pay-per-view coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET.Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov should enter the ring around 11:15 p.m. ET.How do I watch BKFC 6?The main card on pay-per-view can be purchased for $39.99. It can be seen on traditional pay-per-view or streamed through FITE TV or bareknuckle.tv.Where is BKFC 6?BKFC 6 will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla. The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship returns Saturday with its most significant event to date, as former two-division boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi makes his bare-knuckle debut when he takes on UFC veteran Artem Lobov at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla.The animosity between Malignaggi and Lobov runs deep. Everything started in the summer of 2017 during the lead-up to the boxing match with Lobov’s training partner and close friend, Conor McGregor, and Floyd Mayweather Jr.last_img read more


Match-fixing allegations overshadow day one

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Novak Djokovic recalled his own brush with match fixing, as the start of the year’s first Grand Slam tournament was overshadowed by corruption allegations.Djokovic started his bid for a sixth Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Chung Hyeon of South Korea yesterday, hours after the BBC and Buzzfeed News published reports alleging match fixing had gone unchecked in tennis.No players were identified in the reports, which alleged 16 players had been flagged repeatedly with tennis authorities but not sanctioned on suspicion of match fixing. Half of those are entered in the Australian Open, the reports said.The governing bodies for the sport and the Tennis Integrity Unit issued a joint statement, read by ATP chairman Chris Kermode, at a hastily convened news conference at Melbourne Park.Kermode said tennis authorities “absolutely reject any suggestion that evidence of match fixing has been suppressed for any reason, or isn’t being investigated”.Djokovic later responded to a question about an approach ahead of a tournament in St Petersburg, Russia, in 2007.”I was approached through people that were working with me at that time, that were with my team,” he said. “Of course, we threw it (the approach) away right away. It didn’t even get to me. The guy that was trying to talk to me, he didn’t even get to me directly. There was nothing out of it.PREVIOUSRUMOURS”Unfortunately, there were some, in those times, those days, rumours, some talks, some people were going around. They were dealt with. In the last six, seven years, I haven’t heard anything similar.”Djokovic was an up-and-coming player at the time, not winning the first of his 10 major titles until the 2008 Australian Open.”It made me feel terrible because I don’t want to be anyhow linked to this kind of you know, somebody may call it an opportunity,” he said. “For me, that’s an act of unsportsmanship, a crime in sport, honestly. I think there is no room for it in any sport, especially in tennis.”Djokovic said he thought the allegations related to matches from almost 10 years ago, and didn’t involve active players.Roger Federer, a 17-time major winner and former leader of the player council, agreed the allegations likely weren’t new but remained “super serious”.”I would love to hear names,” Federer said. “Then at least it’s concrete stuff, and you can actually debate about it. Was it the player? Was it the support team? Who was it? Was it before? Was it a doubles player, a singles player? Which slam?”It’s super serious, and it’s super important to maintain the integrity of our sport. So how high up does it go? The higher it goes, the more surprised I would be, no doubt about it.”Serena Williams was on court preparing for her opening 6-4, 7-5 win over No 34-ranked Camila Giorgi when Kermode was holding a news conference to respond to the fixing allegations.The 21-time major winner said there was no hint of match fixing on the women’s tour.”I play very hard, and every player I play seems to play hard,” she said. “As an athlete, I do everything I can to be not only great, but, you know, historic.”last_img read more


Man United injury update v Chelsea – HUGE BOOST for Red Devils as attacker looks set to recover for Sunday’s clash

first_img 1 1 Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal became a figure of fun on Monday evening as he claimed that his side could still catch runaway league leaders Chelsea, but he will have the perfect opportunity to justify that assertion on Sunday afternoon when the two heavyweights square off at Old Trafford.United are currently 10 points behind their London counterparts – who are yet to taste defeat in the Premier League – and while the Red Devils will still be without captain Wayne Rooney, who serves the final match of his suspension, Van Gaal looks likely to receive a handful of boosts that could prove the difference maker for the fallen giants.The biggest news understandably surrounds club-record signing Angel di Maria, who worryingly limped off in Monday’s draw with West Brom. The Argentine seemed to wince on the bench, as he sat with an ice-pack strapped to his groin, but after being spotted at United’s Carrington base on Wednesday to undergo additional treatment, the club are quietly confident that he will be fit in time for Sunday’s showdown.Another huge boost comes in the shape of Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao, who remained on the bench for the 2-2 draw due to the amount of travelling he had done during the international break, but according to latest reports he too is expected to be ready to go on Sunday.While defence continues to be an area of consternation for boss Louis van Gaal, his ranks look set to receive further reinforcements, with Jonny Evans and youngster Paddy McNair to undergo fitness tests that could see them follow the returns of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling last weekend.And finally, something of a minor boost, Monday’s goal hero Marouane Fellaini insists he is fully fit and raring to help fire United back into the Premier League’s upper-echelons after enduring his own difficult start to life at Old Trafford following his switch from Everton in the summer of 2013.Below is how Man United could line-up against Chelsea on Sunday: Man United fans, how do you think you’ll line-up on Sunday? Comment below… Angel Di Maria looks like being passed fit to face Chelsea last_img read more


Flooding concerns raised over bridge in Castlefinn

first_imgConcern has been expressed today (Sat) over a bridge in Castlefinn that is regularly under the strain of flash flooding.Councillor Gary Doherty urged motorists crossing the bridge to take care when passing.The Donegal Councillor wrote on Facebook: “Castlefinn Bridge is only just passable at the moment with extreme care, however despite the rain easing off the river is still rising.” Flooding concerns raised over bridge in Castlefinn was last modified: August 31st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more


Heres a chart that Washington state reader SA s

first_img Here’s a chart that Washington state reader S.A. shamelessly ripped from a Zero Hedge piece yesterday—and I thought I’d offer it with no comment. I was amazed by the big withdrawal from SLV yesterday The gold price chopped sideways in a five dollar price range up until shortly before 1 p.m. GMT in London on their Thursday.  Then, in a minute or so, the price got sold down about six bucks, before rallying strongly after that.  The rally got capped less than an hour later at 8:30 a.m. in New York.  From there, gold traded sideways until about noon—and at that point it developed a slightly positive price bias, which really developed some legs at 2:30 p.m. in the thinly-traded New York Access Market.  That rally lasted until just about 4 p.m. EST—gold’s high of the day—and then the price didn’t do much after that going into the electronic close. The CME Group recorded the low and high ticks as $1,307.10 and $1,325.30 in the April contract. Gold finished the Thursday session in New York at $1,323.00 spot, up $12.10 from Wednesday.  Volume, net of February and March, was very decent at 144,000 contracts. The silver price had much more of a roller coaster ride in Far East and morning trading in London—but after the sell-off just before 1 p.m. GMT in London, the silver price action followed the gold price action like a shadow, including the rally in the thinly-traded electronic market after the Comex close—and silver’s high price tick of the day just before 4 p.m. EST. The low and high prices were reported as $21.515 and $21.90 in the March contract. Silver finished the Thursday session at $21.82 spot, up 28.5 cents from Wednesday’s close.  Net volume was less than on Wednesday, but a still very decent 32,500 contracts. Here’s the New York Spot Silver [Bid] chart for yesterday—and as I said, it looks almost identical to the spot gold chart posted above. After getting sold down early in Far East trading on their Thursday, both platinum and palladium rallied to finish in the green, but only by a few dollars each.  Here are the charts. The gold stocks rallied right from the open, with a big chunk of the gains in by the London p.m. gold fix.  After that, the stocks rallied continued to rally higher, but at a much more modest rate.  Then, when gold had its rally in the thinly-traded electronic market after the Comex close, the shares rallied a bit more—and the HUI finished up 3.89%—virtually on its high of the day, gaining back all of Wednesday’s losses and a bit more.  I was impressed. The silver equities rallied right from the open as well—and most of their gains were in by precisely 11 a.m. EST.  After that they traded sideways, but caught a bit of a tail wind as well when silver rallied in after hours trading in New York before the equity markets closed.  Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index closed up 4.03%—not gaining back everything it lost on Wednesday, but pretty close. Skyharbour Resources (TSX-V: SYH) is a uranium exploration company and a member of the Western Athabasca Syndicate which controls a large, geologically prospective land package consisting of five properties (709,513 acres) in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. The properties are strategically located to the north, south, east and west of Fission Uranium’s (TSX-V: FCU) Patterson Lake South (“PLS”) recent high grade uranium discovery on the western flank of the Athabasca Basin. $6,000,000 in combined exploration expenditures over the next two years is planned on these properties, $5,000,000 of which is being funded by the three partner companies. Numerous high-potential drill targets have been identified with drilling to start in March, 2014. The Company has recently acquired a 60% interest in the Mann Lake Uranium Project on the east side of the Basin strategically located 25km southwest of Cameco’s McArthur River Mine. The ground adjacent to this property is Cameco’s Mann Lake Joint Venture where an aggressive 13,000 metre, 18-hole drill program is about to commence and previous grades of up to 7.12% uranium have been intersected in drilling. The Company has 43.6 million shares outstanding with insiders owning over 25% of the outstanding shares. Skyharbour’s goal is to maximize shareholder value through new mineral discoveries, committed long-term partnerships, and the advancement of exploration projects in geopolitically favourable jurisdictions. Please visit our website to learn more about the company and request information.last_img read more