Ilya Zimin murder trial resumes after three postponements

first_img to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information News Newscenter_img читать на русскомThe trial of Igor Velchev for the murder of NTV reporter and presenter Ilya Zimin begins today in Ocnita, Moldova. A Moldovan aged 23, Velchev is accused of fatally injuring Zimin, 33, in a fight in Zimin’s Moscow apartment in the early hours of 26 February 2006 after meeting him earlier in the evening. He is pleading not guilty, and faces 20 to 25 years in prison if convicted.“We hope that this trial will enable Zimin’s family and colleagues to discover the exact circumstances of his death,” Reporters Without Borders said.Following Velchev’s identification as the suspect in Zimin’s murder, NTV announced a reward for any information leading to his arrest. After being sought by the police for several months, he was finally arrested on the night of 23 June 2006 in Kagul, in southern Moldova. The trial had been scheduled to start a month ago, but was postponed because of the absence of any representative of Zimin’s family.Velchev is being tried in Moldova under a 1993 accord between members of the Commonwealth of Independent States for suspects to be prosecuted in their country of origin. Russia’s requests for his extradition were unsuccessful as article 13 of Moldova’s criminal code forbids the extradition of Moldovan citizens accused of crimes abroad.Velchev’s lawyer, Victor Chilat, says Moldova’s courts are competent and his client will get a fair trial. He has so far refused to say anything about what happened in Zimin’s apartment the night he died. The trial of NTV journalist Ilya Zimin’s alleged murderer, Igor Velchev, resumed in the Moldovan city of Ocnita on 2 October after three postponements because of the absence of three key witnesses who found Zimin’s body in his Moscow apartment on 26 February 2006. It was originally scheduled to get under way on 15 August. The court decided to keep Velchev, a Moldovan citizen, in custody for another 90 days. Prosecutors seem close to establishing his guilt. Two prosecution witnesses who reside in Moscow and who are unable to attend the trial will be questioned in Moscow. The next hearing is scheduled for 4 December. RSF_en Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more October 29, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ilya Zimin murder trial resumes after three postponements —————————————-21.08.07Ilya Zimin murder trial in Moldova postponed for third timeThe trial of Igor Velchev for the murder of NTV journalist Ilya Zimin did not begin as scheduled in Ocnita, Moldova, on 15 August because the four NTV employees who discovered Zimin’s body in his Moscow apartment were not in court. The trial was postponed until 2 October. It was the third postponement for the same reason. The Moldovan prosecutor’s office said the NTV journalists were notified by mail that they should attend the trial, but they claim they did not get any letter. The court could decide to ask them to respond to questions in writing, or statements could be taken from them in Moscow. But Velchev’s defence lawyer, Victor Chilat, said he would insist that they come to Moldova to testify in person.———————————15.08.07Moldovan goes on trial today in Moldova for murder of TV reporter in Moscow “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


Keen interest in troubled Coffee Republic chain

first_imgCoffee Republic’s holding company, Coffee Republic plc, has gone into administration follo-wing the closure of 10 out of the 20 Coffee Republic (UK) Ltd-owned stores, which has resulted in 66 redundancies.The failure of the holding company comes after its subsidiaries – Coffee Republic (UK), Coffee Republic Franchising and Goodbean – went into administration on 6 July, with administrator KPMG Restructuring moving quickly to close the 10 shops. A company-owned store in Glou-cester Road, London, was also closed shortly before the administrators were appointed.KPMG said it was “confident of a sale this week”, and it has been reported that it has received over 120 expressions of interest for the business or parts of it.Among those rumoured to be interested in the chain are former chief executive and current non-executive director Steven Bartlett, as well as executive chairman Peter Breach.The chain’s nine remaining company-owned stores are trading as normal, as are its 70 franchised stores, along with 97 concessions that are not in administration. Industry sources said Coffee Republic was still honouring its contracts with bakery suppliers, although store closures would hit volumes.Richard Hill, KPMG partner and joint administrator, said the stores that were closed were “no longer viable”. “We are in discussions with interested parties with a view to selling the remaining business as a going concern,” he said. “There has been huge interest from potential purchasers.”last_img read more


CONCACAF lauds GFF/Government partnership

first_imgHOWARD McIntosh, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) senior manager for the regional football governing body’s One CONCACAF and Caribbean Project, lauded the collaborative work between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Government of Guyana, specifically their recent ‘MOU’ and the allocation of a plot of land at D’Urban Park.The GFF, represented by its president Wayne Forde, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Minister of State Joseph Harmon on February 9 at Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP).The project will house an international quality full-size pitch, two mini-pitches and a new headquarters for GFF. The mini-pitches will be fully accessible to the general public for community football tournaments and recreational games.Minister Harmon said the signing was a turning point for youths as they would have access to high-quality public infrastructure which would cater to the development of talents in the sporting field – a sentiment that was echoed by McIntosh.McIntosh, who is on a two-day visit to Guyana, along with Forde and Director of Sport Christopher Jones, visited the D’Urban Park site yesterday and told reporters that “this type of development must lead to more returns in terms of football and in sports generally.There’s nothing like seeing the manifestations of possibilities become a reality, such as the performance in the Nations League … and also the qualification to the Gold Cup.”According to the Jamaican, “What this can do to change sports generally and football, particularly in Guyana, it is infinitesimal; grassroots development, youth football development – boys and girls – and of course the elite football development in terms of the training pitches. When you have your own facilities, you govern your own training time. It means you can have grassroots development on an ongoing basis.”Meanwhile, Jones pointed out that the Government of Guyana is more than willing to make lands available to the various sports association, providing that it’s available.FIFA president Gianni Infantino visited Guyana in 2017 and met with President David Granger, Minister Harmon said, after which a commitment was made to help Guyana to achieve organisational goals.Minister Harmon explained that President Granger also committed to ensuring that at the level of government the necessary partnership for the development of the sport is maintained.last_img read more


WhichBingo survey highlights bingo’s shift towards customer safety

first_img XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com July 17, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Share XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking July 23, 2020 WhichBingo.com has revealed a strong take-up of safer gambling tools and protections as part of its fifth ‘Online Bingo Market Report’.Publishing an in-depth 64-page report of the online bingo marketplace, WhichBingo underlined that operator focus has shifted to consumer needs on safety. Key research segments of the report include an online bingo player survey, accompanied by both an overall marketplace review and a breakdown of retention and loyalty programmes available. Online bingo has maintained its core demographic profile, which sees the sector’s engagement primarily attributed to female players (78%). Meanwhile, WhichBingo detailed no significant changes in age group profile, with 80% of players surveyed indexed between the ages of 35-64.Proprietary-built Tombola has maintained its position as the UK’s most popular online bingo brand. Nevertheless, WhichBingo explained that Buzz Bingo is proving a popular destination for players, taking second spot in its player survey – a notable achievement considering the brand has only operated since 2019. A breakdown of player habits revealed that online bingo maintains high engagement with its customer base, with 78% of players surveyed stating that they played bingo at least once a week. WhichBingo’s player survey indicated that average player deposits are decreasing, as the number of players who deposit £50 per month has fallen from 45% to 27%, in-line with 2017 survey findings. The survey detailed marked improvements in safer gambling options and engagements with bingo customers, who now have a variety of tools available to control their play.Setting ‘deposit limits’ was listed as the most popular safer gambling measure, with 70% of players surveyed stating that they have used the feature.Furthermore, 40% of players stated that they had temporarily self-excluded from engaging with their favourite bingo rooms, while 7% admitted that they had permanently self-excluded from bingo.“This year, we saw the online bingo industry face new regulations, causing a change for the better. In a time of increased regulatory scrutiny, WhichBingo stands out in helping brands adapt and meet player expectations,” said Stuart Simms, Group CEO of XLMedia – the parent organisation of WhichBingo.last_img read more


Make healthy choices this winter

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I love to write this column with a little bit of history, food, stats and a twist of humor. November is Diabetes month, so it’s going to be a little more serious. There are 30.2 million adults in the United States with diabetes. What’s shocking is that 23% of those 30 million don’t know they have it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks diabetes as the 7th leading cause of death in the county. Diabetes can lead to leg and foot amputations, blindness, kidney and heart disease. It’s important to stay on top of this chronic disease. Be sure your Doc includes a fasting glucose and A1C (which is a 3-month average of how well your glucose levels are controlled) with your next routine bloodwork.As a student dietitian, I learned all about the diabetic diet, complications, meds and ways to stay in control. Today, 30 years later there is a better understanding of this disease’s progression. Many improvements in diabetes detection and advances in controlling diabetes through meds and devices have been made. The diet for diabetes has also changed from counting exchanges to counting carbs. The constant has been exercise and a diet low in fat and moderate salt to help prevent all those ugly complications.The CDC states one of every 10 Americans has diabetes but if current trends continue by 2050 it will rise to 1 out of every 3. Wow! The reason being the increase in the aging population, increase in obesity along with improved testing methods are part of this scary climb in numbers. What can we do? First there are both controllable and uncontrollable factors. Of course, we can’t change our genetics but we are able to work on the influences we can control such as weight and inactivity.I’ve coached people with diabetes for over 25 years. Lifestyle changes are never easy. It was a lot easier to coach others. We would start small, with three reachable goals but it was up to them to plan, shop, eat and to get moving. Coaching my own family has been met with quite a bit more resistance and poor sportsmanship. Postseason baseball has dominated our TV lately. In the World Series of life, the Detwilers are up to bat. We are coming to the plate with a 2-0 count. Our glucose numbers are approaching diabetes diagnosis along with other strikes such as aging, family history and that dreaded number on the scale, as it approaches batting average Hall of Fame numbers. Please join us as we work on these 3 goals.Goal One: Visit your doc and get your numbers checked regularly. Fasting blood glucose and your A1C (aiming for under 6). Get to a healthy weight. This means aim as you close as you can to BMI of 25 or below. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm \Goal Two: Get moving! Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. No time for exercise start with no less than 10 minutes at a break or at lunch. I am very active but Paul’s activity is in the toilet! His new goal is to walk to the barn up and back, once daily which would take him about 20 minutes, giving him 100 minutes a week. Guess he’ll have to catch up on the weekends! As farms and machinery become more automated, this goal is becoming more important.Goal Three: Fill your plate with real food. Choose food with the least amount of processing, ingredients, fats, sugars, salt, additives and preservatives on the label. Shop around the perimeter of the store avoiding those tempting foods in bags, boxes and cans. Fill up your plate with lots of colorful fruits and veggies with a side of lean meats, low-fat dairy and wholegrains. Paul and I have a love affair with breads, starchy veggies, Doritos and sweets. This is going to be a challenge.In the Agriculture industry, our priority has been on our animals’ welfare, machinery condition and plant health. It’s time to make your own health a priority. To continue the sustainability of our industry, it starts with our own health. Take care of YOU.Eat Well & Healthy!Shelly Broccoli Mac and Cheese victoza.com  6 oz. reduced-carb penne pasta(Dreamfield’s brand)3 cups small broccoli florets1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour1 3/4 cups fat-free milk3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese3/4 teaspoon dry mustard1/4 teaspoon salt1 Tbsp. plain dry whole wheat bread crumbs  Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.Cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain; transfer pasta and broccoli to a large bowl.Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, mustard, and salt, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.Pour the sauce over the pasta and broccoli in the bowl; toss to coat well. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over top of the pasta mixture. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Bake until the edges are bubbly and the top is golden, about 25 minutes. Nutrition Per serving (1 cup): 310 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated, 0 g trans), 15 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 17 g protein. Hearty Ham and Potato Soup Diabeticlivingonline.com  2 cups small cauliflower florets (about 1/2 inch in diameter) 2 tablespoons water 4 oz extra-lean lower-sodium ham, chopped (3/4 cup) 2 tsp. canola oil 1 c chopped red sweet pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounces red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 3/4 c no-salt-added chicken broth 1/8-1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper 12 – oz can evaporated fat-free milk 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup sliced green onions (4) 2 Tbsp. light butter or diet margarine 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage 2 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)  In a small microwave-safe bowl combine cauliflower and the water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) 3 to 5 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender. Cool slightly; drain. Place cooked cauliflower in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until pureed. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook ham in 1 teaspoon of the hot oil over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, remove ham; set aside.In the same large saucepan cook sweet pepper and garlic in the remaining 1 teaspoon hot oil 3 minutes. Stir in potatoes, broth, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling over high heat; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender.In a small bowl combine evaporated milk and cornstarch, stirring until smooth. Add to saucepan; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in 1/4 cup of the green onions, the margarine, sage, ham, and pureed cauliflower. Cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes to heat through and allow flavors to blend. Serve topped with cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup green onions. Makes 4- 1 ½ c servings; Nutrition per serving: 296 cal., 11 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 33 mg chol., 623 mg sodium, 30 g carb. (3 g fiber, 16 g sugars), 20 g pro.  Carrot Cake Diabeticgourmet.com 7/8 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground allspice2 large egg whites1/4 cup eggbeaters3/8 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener3 tablespoons reduced fat margarine1/2 cup honey1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce3 tablespoons canola oil2 1/4 cups finely shredded carrot1/3 cup walnutsbutter flavored cooking spray  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.In small bowl whisk together egg whites and eggbeaters. Set aside.In large bowl beat Splenda Granulated Sweetener, margarine, honey, vanilla, applesauce, and canola oil. Mix in egg mixture, stir until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture, then carrots and walnuts.Pour into greased 8 cup loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool, ice if desired. Makes 10 servingsNutritional information per serving: Calories: 190; Fat: 9 grams Fiber: 2 grams; Sodium: 270 mg; Protein: 4 grams; Carbs: 26 gramslast_img read more


Zach Profit, Aug. 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are in good shape. I think our crop is probably made here. I think we will have a big corn crop here. We had 2.5 inches of rain early this week. That may even be on the lighter end of what fell in the area. Some places northwest in the county we heard had 4 inches. It was a nice rain that came easy all day long.We have corn moving right along. We are hoping that maybe in the second or third week of September we can start shelling corn. Up here on our operation we are going to have quite a bit of corn shelled before the soybeans. I think with the cooler weather we have had, the soybeans will hang on a little longer, maybe until the last week of September. I think the heat that is coming will really push the corn, especially the early hybrids that were planted early.The beans are looking good too. Any time you get rain in August you are going to get a decent bean crop. I think they will be 60+ bushels. I am concerned about a wet fall. We haven’t had one of them in a while and trying to get a big crop out of the field in a wet fall I don’t think sounds like too much fun.I have noticed some weeds poking through here and there and we are going to be making some changes with our herbicide program next year. As to what those are, I don’t know yet, but we are going to have a sit-down to talk about some changes. The fields are fairly clean, but we do have some weeds breaking through that we don’t want to see.I have already seen husks opening up on the ears. We have had a lot of rain already and we are supposed to get more tomorrow. I am worried about that moisture getting down into the ears and hurting grain quality. That is a concern.I have been very pleased with the control we have of the diseases from the fungicide application with our ground rig. I feel like our coverage down through the canopy was really good and we have healthy plants.last_img read more


Danny Buoys closed down until environmental health problem fixed

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 3, 2016 – The recently passed Food and Drug legislation has given the Environmental Health Department more teeth and for a popular eatery and lounge in Grace Bay, this meant a fix for a long standing problem which posed serious health hazards or face being shut down until it is rectified.Magnetic Media was informed by another Grace Bay business owner that Danny Buoys was not being a very good neighbor due to a situation where sewerage from its tank was somehow seeping into the Salt Mills Plaza property next door.Health Officials had reportedly long been on the matter, but could do little to enforce correction of the unhygienic predicament.  Director of EHD, Kenrick Neely yesterday explained that changes to the regulations this year in the ordinance governing food premises allows Environmental Health to now deal with outstanding issues like this one.When we dropped by Danny Buoys, there was a notice sign posted on the door saying that the restaurant and hang out was closed due to plumbing problems and there was work ongoing at the rear of the property to remedy the situation. Related Items:#dannybuoysclosedlast_img read more


PierreEmile Hojbjerg apologizes for red card

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has apologized to the club’s supporters after picking up a red card during their 3-1 loss to Manchester City.The Saints hosted the Premier League champions at the St. Mary’s on Sunday, and Hojbjerg who leveled things for the home side at 1-1 in the first half, was shown a straight red card for a wild lounge on Fernandinho just before the end of the game.David Silva gave City an early lead in the 10th minute, before Hojbjerg pounced on a mistake by Zinchenko to equalize for the home side.However, two late first-half goals courtesy of an own-goal from James Ward-Prowse and a Sergio Aguero header ensured Pep Guardiola’s men picked up all three points.In a statement released on Saints’ Twitter account, Hojbjerg  said:💬#SaintsFC’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg apologised after his dismissal against #ManCity this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/hVmUOUPychPremier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 30, 2018“I would like to apologise about my red card and letting my team-mates down.”“Sometimes my passion takes over my control, but I will work hard on this and I’m focused on coming back stronger.”“The support was great again and we must keep pulling together in one direction to reach our potential.”last_img read more