Crowdfunding raises Rp 14m for family of journalist in land dispute defamation case

first_imgDiananta’s wife was a full-time housewife who lived in Jember with the couple’s children, she added.By Sunday, the campaign had raised Rp 14 million (US$968.29) from journalists, college students, environmental activists, indigenous communities and other donors.”We hope the [fund] will be enough to support Nanta’s family over the next two months,” Ika said.She explained that the fundraising campaign aimed to strengthen solidarity between journalists, the public and indigenous peoples while providing a channel for them to express their objections over Nanta’s arrest.Diananta, the former chief editor of local media outlet in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, was reportedly detained by police on May 4 after Sukirman, who claimed to represent the Dayak indigenous people, filed a defamation suit.The defamation suit concerns an article Diananta wrote that was published in November 2019. The article covers an alleged land dispute in the province between the local Dayak community and a palm oil company owned by businessman Syamsudin “Haji Isam” Andi Irsyad.”The purpose of journalism is the public interest. Journalists report on data and facts from the field […] so the public [has] credible information,” said Ika. “Without press freedom and independence, it’s impossible for the public to obtain credible information. Criminalizing journalists, in this case Diananta, threatens the public’s right to […] information.” (nal)Topics : Journalists and members of the public in a coalition of indigenous communities and press freedoms have started a crowdfunding campaign to support Diananta “Nanta” Putera Samedi, a journalist in South Kalimantan who was recently arrested for his report on a land dispute.Ika Ningtyas from the Jember, East Java, branch of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), who helped start the campaign, said that any funds raised would go toward supporting Diananta’s wife and children financially through his judicial proceedings.”Since Nanta was arrested and had to go through the legal process, his family lost its main […] breadwinner,” said Ika.last_img read more

Dutch pension fund body sets out stall on CMU agenda

first_imgThe Dutch occupational pension funds association has set out its stall concerning the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) project, issuing  recommendations based on those from a group of experts created on the initiative of the finance ministers for France, Germany and the Netherlands.The Commission, which is responsible for planning and proposing new European legislation, has since set up its own group to develop the CMU agenda for the next five years, with a deadline of the end of May to deliver policy recommendations.Pensioen Federatie’s intervention came shortly before the EU Council, the body for all EU governments, today announced what could be seen as its response to the work of the Next CMU group, the body created by France, Germany and the Netherlands.“With the new European Commission kicking off this week, we call upon the EU to reinvigorate the project and set an ambitious new agenda for the next five years,” said the Dutch pension fund association. It highlighted three main recommendations for the EU “to harness the long-term investment potential of pension funds”.According to the association, although almost 90% of Dutch pension funds’ assets were invested outside the Netherlands, there were still barriers to investing cross-border in the EU.It called for a harmonised procedure for repayment of withholding tax, arguing that a “patchwork of procedures and outcomes” held back intra-EU investments, particularly for smaller pension schemes.The Commission should also seek to drive further improvements in the area of insolvency regimes.Pensioen Federatie also backed a multi-pillar adequacy test for pension systems whereby EU member states would set their own long-term improvement targets but get assistance from EU bodies.“While the design of pension systems should remain a national competence, the EU should urge member states to set the level of ambition for retirement income for their citizens,” it said.“This would shine a light into the pension saving deficit that exists in parts of Europe and create a strong drive for developing occupational and personal pensions.” Corporate non-financial reportingThe Dutch association also called for better non-financial corporate reporting, saying this was needed to allow institutional investors to incorporate sustainability risks and factors in investment decisions, make meaningful disclosures themselves, and be able to reliably apply the sustainability taxonomy.Institutional investors are facing sustainability-related disclosure requirements under the EU’s sustainable finance action plan, with many arguing these necessitate improvements in corporate reporting. The EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive sets out recommendations for large companies, not binding requirements. Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis has indicated the new Commission might revise the NFRD.The Council today said a measure to be explored and assessed would be “to consider the development of an European non-financial reporting standard taking into account international initiatives, with specific attention for climate-related disclosures”.Pensioen Federatie also said the Commission should ensure an adequate supply of suitable environmentally-friendly investment opportunities, for example by stepping up its InvestEU programme, while ensuring public support met strict additionality criteria.last_img read more

Cubans remember Bob Marley

first_imgImage via: rockhall.comHAVANA, Cuba (South Journal) — Cuba will host a concert on October 22 to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of reggae star Bob Marley, as part of the tributes being paid throughout Latin America to the outstanding Caribbean songwriter and singer. Local and foreign singers will join their voices and music at the Havana-based Fine Arts Museums to give this concert that will count on the participation of Paul Everton and Dave West, members of the Canadian Jamaica to Toronto Project.The concert will produce a CD with some of Bob Marley’s songs, with arrangement by Roberto Garcia that combines reggae and different Cuban music genres.Robert Nesta Marley Broker (February 3, 1945 – May 11, 1981), known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican songwriter and singer considered the top figure of reggae. He was also respected for his efforts to spread the music of his homeland and for his defence of progressive governments in Jamaica, such as Michael Manley’s.Many know very well Marley’s greatest hits such as I Shot the Sheriff; No Woman, No Cry; Three Little Birds, a song he played with his band The Wailers, and so many other tunes.Caribbean News Now Share 22 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share EntertainmentNewsRegional Cubans remember Bob Marley by: – October 3, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

Newcastle boss fuming over VAR decisions

first_imgNewcastle boss, Steve Bruce, became the latest Premier League manager to question the capability of VAR after seeing his side lose to two Troy Deeney penalties. Dwight Gayle had given the visitors the lead at Vicarage Road before Deeney stepped up to smash home two spot-kicks for the Hornets and help them take a big step closer to top-flight survival. Deeney made no mistake in ending a six-game scoring drought after Craig Pawson pointed to the spot following Matt Ritchie’s trip of Kiko Femenia, with the Watford skipper repeating the feat 10 minutes from the end after Ismael Sarr was adjudged to have been fouled by Javier Manquillo. read also:Newcastle manager confirms deal for ex-Motherwell keeper After the Premier League admitted to making three VAR errors across three games on Thursday night, Bruce was unhappy with the award of both Watford penalties and felt referee Pawson should have made use of his pitchside monitor. “I thought the first penalty was really, really soft,” he said. “I thought it was supposed to be clear and obvious and what is the point in sending it to VAR when they are not going to overturn anything any more? “All this nonsense we have got with VAR, they are supposed to be clear and obvious but they looked remarkably soft to me. They looked remarkably soft, especially the first one, it was a massive game for them and gave them a lifeline. So let the referee come and look at the monitor because we are not getting the right decisions at the moment in my opinion. Loading… “I’m not one to make excuses but to lose games like we did today on those big decisions it is difficult to accept.” As Bruce fumed, his counterpart Nigel Pearson celebrated what could prove to be a pivotal victory. Watford now sit six points clear of the relegation zone after a second comeback win in the space of four days. “We have still got a lot of work to do but, credit where it is due, we found answers today, the second game in a week where we have gone a goal behind and been able to win it, so lets focus on the positives of that.” Pearson also praised Deeney for stepping up twice, having been struggling for form since the restart. “Troy is prepared to take the responsibility and absorb some pressure and that in itself takes some courage. He has had some criticism of late but his response is to go out and take it in his hands.” Deeney revealed he has been playing with a knee injury in recent weeks. “My knee has been playing up for a while, so after this I will have it drained and injected. For someone scared of needles, it will be good fun,” he said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Burn Ban continues in some counties

first_imgStatewide—Before you start lighting those bonfires and roasting marshmallows for s’mores, you might want to check out the IN Burn Ban map.  Though most of southeastern Indiana is no longer under the ban, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland, and Union Counties continue to be under the ban. You can find the map by clicking here.last_img

Serena Williams Wins on Return to Grand Slam

first_imgFrench OpenAmerican Serena Williams made a successful return to Grand Slam tennis with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova at the French Open.It was a tight contest between the two big servers with the 23-time major winner bouncing back from 3-0 down in the tie-break to take the first set. There were five breaks of serve in the second set, with Williams clinching the crucial fifth before serving out.The 36-year-old will play Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in the next round.There were 28 aces in total during the match, with 17 of those coming in the first set. Both the Czech world number 70 and Williams avoided errors early on and it seemed inevitable that the set would be decided on a tie-break.Pliskova grabbed the mini-break and went into a 3-0 lead before the veteran hit back to win the next six and clinch the advantage.The service game of both players dipped markedly in the second set, with points won on the first serve falling by an average of 27%.However, it was Williams who made the fewer errors and claimed the most important break to take a 4-3 lead before she sealed victory in the 10th game.“Kristyna played really, really well,” said Williams, who returned to tennis at Indian Wells in March, six months after giving birth to her first child. “I don’t know how many aces I saw during the match. I think there is a donation to charity for each ace, so both of us helped.”It was the two-time French Open champion’s first match on clay since 2016. She added: “Two years is a long time but I’ve trained hard on this surface.“I’m so glad to win a match here and I’m taking it one day at a time.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse downs Loyola, 17-6, in season opener

first_img Comments Nicole Levy sprinted down the field and into space, creating a 2-on-1 with her teammate Kayla Treanor against Loyola goalie Molly Wolf. Levy kept the ball as she neared the net, but as Wolf took a small step toward her, Levy dished to Treanor.Treanor dodged a defender, ripped her stick from right to left and, with Wolf in front and the same defender on her back, added on to a Syracuse lead it would never relinquish.The Orange hadn’t led, even trailing at points, in the first five minutes, but Treanor’s goal made it 5-2 and SU never looked back. No. 3 Syracuse (1-0) kept adding to its cushion against No. 12 Loyola (0-2), going on to win its season-opener, 17-6, Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. It’s the second time in as many years SU has won the first game of its opening weekend double-header.SU dominated offensively, finishing with more goals than Loyola had shots (14). Syracuse averaged 12.7 goals per game in 2015 and nearly equaled that output in the first half alone heading to the break with an 11-3 advantage. The bulk of SU’s offensive chances early came on backdoor cuts in front of the net, pick-and-rolls or on free-position shots earned by drawing fouls.But that wasn’t always the case. On Treanor’s second goal, she won the draw, passed to Halle Majorana and sprinted down the field. The two-time Tewaaraton Award finalist got the ball back with her back to the net with a defender in between. Without turning around, she flicked her left wrist. The goal prompted a a Greyhound timeout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMajorana and Treanor, two All-Americans last season, finished with five and four goals, respectively.It was Treanor’s first game as SU’s draw specialist. The Orange graduated Kailah Kempney, who assistant coach Regy Thorpe called an “all-time great” at the position, last season. Treanor controlled 22 of 25 draws.Midfielder Kelly Cross chipped in on offense, scoring twice in her first game back from her indefinite suspension.Syracuse plays again at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome against Binghamton. Published on February 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Draw moves Nigeria closer to World Cup 2018

first_imgNigeria have dedicated the qualifying campaign to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who is battling leukaemia in England.The disease was discovered when he went for a routine pre-season medical at second-tier club Wolverhampton Wanderers three months ago.“Carl is constantly in my thoughts, those of the other coaches, the players and the officials,” said Germany-born Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.Libya shaded Guinea 1-0 in Tunisia despite playing the last quarter a man short after Mohammed al Gadi was red-carded following his second caution.The Ivorian referee was the busiest man on the pitch in Monastir, showing one red and 10 yellow cards during the clash of Group A also-rans.Amid the indiscipline, Hamdou Mohamed scored the only goal on 36 minutes by controlling a long ball with his thigh and rifling a shot past goalkeeper Naby Yattara.Tunisia lead the group with nine points, three more than the Democratic Republic of Congo, ahead of a top-of-the-table clash in Kinshasa Tuesday. Guinea and Libya have three points.Libya were forced to play in Tunisia for security reasons.Share on: WhatsApp Johannesburg, South Africa | Nigeria survived a late Cameroon onslaught to draw 1-1 in Yaounde Monday and move closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Moses Simon put Nigeria ahead on 30 minutes and substitute Vincent Aboubakar equalised from a 75th-minute penalty at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo to spark a rally by the hosts.Unbeaten leaders Nigeria moved to 10 points from four matches in Group B and a home win over Zambia on October 7 will clinch a sixth World Cup appearance.Dropping two points in Yaounde eliminated seven-time World Cup qualifiers Cameroon as only group winners go to Russia and they trail Nigeria by seven points with two matches to play.The draw came three days after Nigeria thrashed African champions Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo — a result that prompted losing coach Hugo Broos to make four changes.Among those dropped were striker Aboubakar and winger Christian Bassogog, whose second-half introductions lifted the “Indomitable Lions” and put pressure on the “Super Eagles”.Simon scored with a close-range shot past goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa after a low cross eluded several defenders.A collision between Arnaud Djoum and Nigeria goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa led to the spot-kick, and Aboubakar scored with a shot into the middle of the net.Cameroon had another penalty appeal rejected by the Gambian referee as they pushed for a first win in the “group of death” that includes Algeria and Zambia, who meet Tuesday.Ezenwa came to the rescue six minutes from time with a double save, the second particularly being brave as he dived at the feet of Djoum and was injured.But for much of the match it looked like the central Africans were going to suffer a first World Cup qualifying defeat at home since losing to Congo Brazzaville in October 1976. The “Super Eagles” Nigeria were more threatening going forward, thanks to crisp passing, good off-the-ball movement and dazzling individual skills.last_img read more

Carmack, Batts, Givner lead City League Hall of Fame Class of 2018! (Oct. 17)

first_imgLike us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter BILL NEAL:10—As you read this you’re reminded once again that you still don’t have your tickets for the 5th anniversary of the historic Pittsburgh City League High School All Sports Hall of Fame. Following four consecutive sellout years it’s probably not a good idea; but, just to get you moving in the right direction here’s the class of 2018. (The other award categories will follow each week). Rodney Allen – Peabody, Claude Arrington – Carrick, Wilbur Bailey – Carrick, Wayne Copeland – Perry, Gilmore Cummings – Allegheny, David Dinkins – Schenley, Dominique Duck – Westinghouse, Jude Floyd – Peabody, Percy Fonville – West, Mike Ford – Schenley, Marvin Batts – Oliver, Casey Givner – Peabody, Chuck Griffey, Jr. – Perry, Harold Hamlin – Peabody, Margo Hinton –South Hills, Julius Hopson – West, Mike Howard – Schenley, Dana Knapp – Perry, Fred Marshall – West, Kim Martin – Schenley, Mike Ralston – Peabody, Chester Robinson – Carrick, Scott Schultz – Carrick, Charles Stock – Schenley, Stacy Williams – West, Shawn Yancy – West, Hudhaifa Ismaeli – West.:09—Now a good time to do a little ring kissing here. A Hall of Fame “Thank You” to the New Pittsburgh Courier. Mr. Rod Doss and Stephan Broadus for their 5th consecutive year as primary media sponsor for the City League Hall of Fame. Hey, we’re talking about one of the oldest Black newspapers in America, people! Hoo – Rah!!!:08—Oh yea, the game, no worries here people. Coach Tomlin and Big Ben have righted the ship. Your Pittsburgh Steelers still own the Cincinnati Bungles. 28-21. Black and Gold win a tough one.:07—No worries, and I repeat Le’Veon WHO??? Conner SCORES!:06—Rare as it might be, when I am wrong I’ll admit I am wrong. Pitt is tough enough, fast enough, good enough. Witnessed beating Syracuse last week and taking #5 Notre Dame to the wire this past Saturday under “The Damn Lucky” Golden Dome and without their best defensive player. HAIL TO PITT and Hail to my cousin, Denny Briggs. I’ll never doubt you again.:05—As you know, I can be a little global on occasion, so here goes…If you don’t vote, you’re part of the “Trump” problem, not the solution…Kanye West = Idiot…The absolute best to everyone affected by Hurricane Michael. Man, Michael was no joke!:04—Look, the only thing I can hope for is they gave Jim Brown a lot of money to show up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. If not, it brings the greatest running back in the history of football off the Mount Rushmore of football. I mean, if it’s about the money at age 82, I can live with it. I am just sayin’!:03—Oh, please shutup about it. “A Star is Born” is good and you know it. Emotional, chick-flick, tear-jerker, yes, all the above. You went because she told you to or…and, you loved it. Yep, me too.:02—And now, boys and girls, you know why the Steelers have been waiting on Vance McDonald. At 6’4” and 270 pounds he’s a one-man wrecking machine. “He’ll chew you up Rock!” (Rocky III…Mick telling Rocky he can’t beat Clubber Lang. – C’mon people, try to keep up here.):01—Wait, say what…Conner scores again! Bell, don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!:00—The wait is over, the time is now. You’ve been waiting and Achieving Greatness will deliver. AGI has teamed up with Chuck Sanders and the Savoy Restaurant to bring you “Champions Live” Sports Talk Show. Live at the Savoy every Thursday starting November 1. Exciting sports talk, celebrities, VIPs, prizes and surprises. Starring yours truly, Smokin Jim Frazier, Darnelle “Dap” Porter, Carmen Bruce, Keith Davis, and ‘”Major” Mark Whited. Free parking, free admission, cash bar, cash kitchen, weekly 50/50. Streamed live by Marcus Robinson and the Pittsburgh Bullets on YouTube and Facebook. Call 412-628-4856 if you want to get on!GAME OVER.last_img read more