Provincial reporter hounded by courts

first_img News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Kazakhstan to go further January 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information (Picture: RFE/RL) October 30, 2020 Find out more News Organisation KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News News Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal February 5, 2021 Find out more Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her October 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Provincial reporter hounded by courts Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s decision by a provincial appeal court in the western city of Oral to uphold a lower court ruling under which newspaper reporter Lukpan Akhmedyarov would have to pay a local official 5 million tenges (30,000 euros) in damages.The press freedom organization urges Kazakhstan’s supreme court to overturn this ruling, especially as it would have a major intimidatory effect on independent and opposition media, which are being harassed more and more.The decision ordering Akhmedyarov to pay this exorbitant sum in damages was issued by the lower court on 20 July in a defamation case brought by Tlekkabyl Imashev, a high-ranking local official.Akhmedyarov is to receive the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism at a ceremony in Washington on 12 October. The prize is awarded jointly by Global Media Forum and Reporters Without Borders.——26.07.2012 – Court orders opposition journalist to pay regional official 30,000 eurosA Kazakh court on 20 July ordered the eminent opposition journalist LukpanAkhmedyarov, founder of the newspaper Uralskaya Nedelya, to pay a fineof 5 million tenge (approx. 30,000 euros) to the head of the internal politicaldepartment of the West Kazakhstan administrative district, Tlekkabyl Imashev.“We are disgusted by this disproportionate fine, which is clearly intended tostrangle the journalist financially,” Reporters Without Borders said.“He has barely recovered from his injuries. It is unacceptable that a journalistcan be convicted for having merely highlighted the family ties between politicalleaders. This persecution must end immediately. We call for the fine to beannulled and all the charges against Lukpan Akhmedyarov to be dropped.”In April, Akhmedyarov was seriously injured in a knife attack and spent nearly a month in hospital.The verdict, pronounced by Judge Batykgul Baimagambetova in No. 2 Courtin the north-western city of Uralsk, was in response to a complaint lodged byImashev against Akhmedyarov in April.The latter accused the journalist of trying to damage his reputation in an articleheadline “Brother, friend and cronyism” published on 2 February, in whichAkhmedyarov disclosed the family ties between Imashev and the former primeminister Imangali Tasmagambetov.A linguistics expert who examined the article concluded that no part of itimpugned the dignity or honour of the senior official. Furthermore, an expert from the committee that supervises the health service who was questioned about Imashev’s admission to hospital the day after the article appeared, said he had been on the waiting list for 10 days and his admission was not a result of a shock that he claimed to have suffered on reading the article.Akhmedyarov has lodged an appeal with the Kazakhstan Supreme Court, whichis expected to rule on the case in the next few months.last_img read more

NASA’s Twin Grail Spacecraft Reunite in Lunar Orbit

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From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | 10:39 am 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The second of NASA’s two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has successfully completed its planned main engine burn and is now in lunar orbit. Working together, GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B will study the moon as never before. “NASA greets the new year with a new mission of exploration,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “The twin GRAIL spacecraft will vastly expand our knowledge of our moon and the evolution of our own planet. We begin this year reminding people around the world that NASA does big, bold things in order to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown.”GRAIL-B achieved lunar orbit at 2:43 p.m. PST (5:43 p.m. EST) today. GRAIL-A successfully completed its burn yesterday at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST). The insertion maneuvers placed the spacecraft into a near-polar, elliptical orbit with an orbital period of approximately 11.5 hours. Over the coming weeks, the GRAIL team will execute a series of burns with each spacecraft to reduce their orbital period to just under two hours. At the start of the science phase in March 2012, the two GRAILs will be in a near-polar, near-circular orbit with an altitude of about 34 miles (55 kilometers).During GRAIL’s science mission, the two spacecraft will transmit radio signal precisely defining the distance between them. As they fly over areas of greater and lesser gravity caused by visible features such as mountains and craters, and masses hidden beneath the lunar surface, the distance between the two spacecraft will change slightly.Scientists will translate this information into a high-resolution map of the moon’s gravitational field. The data will allow scientists to understand what goes on below the lunar surface. This information will increase knowledge of how Earth and its rocky neighbors in the inner solar system developed into the diverse worlds we see today.Each spacecraft carries a small camera called GRAIL MoonKAM (Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) with the sole purpose of education and public outreach. The MoonKAM program is led by Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, and her team at Sally Ride Science in collaboration with undergraduate students at the University of California in San Diego.GRAIL MoonKAM will engage middle schools across the country in the GRAIL mission and lunar exploration. Thousands of fifth- to eighth-grade students will select target areas on the lunar surface and send requests to the GRAIL MoonKAM Mission Operations Center in San Diego. Photos of the target areas will be sent back by the GRAIL satellites for students to study.A student contest that began in October 2011 also will choose new names for the spacecraft. The new names are scheduled to be announced in January 2012. Ride and Maria Zuber, the mission’s principal investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, chaired the final round of judging.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, manages the GRAIL mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The GRAIL mission is part of the Discovery Program managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver built the spacecraft. JPL is a division of the Çalifornia Institute of Technology in Pasadena.For more information about GRAIL, visit: Â http://www.nasa.gov/grailInformation about MoonKAM is available online at: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/grail/education.cfm More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: Defensive tackle Christian Colon decommits from Penn State

first_imgClass of 2016 Syracuse target Christian Colon decommitted from Penn State on Thursday according to multiple media reports. The Independence (North Carolina) High School defensive tackle originally included the Orange in his top five in May.Per Scout.com, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Miami and UCLA have continued to recruit him since he chose Penn State in June and he will likely take official visits to each of those schools.Colon is ranked with three stars by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings and as the 54th-best defensive tackle in the class. He’s also listed at 6 feet 3 inches and 325 pounds. Through six games this year, Colon has 21 total tackles, according to MaxPreps.com. As a junior, Colon had 74 total tackles in 11 games, per MaxPreps.Colon played his freshman season at SouthLake Christian (North Carolina) Academy and was teammates with former Syracuse Class of 2016 running back commit Robert Washington. Washington, though, decommitted from SU on Aug. 30. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star defensive tackle Christian Colon lists Syracuse in top 5 schools Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 23, 2015 at 11:03 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

Saints rally past Clan to open up lead in BCIHL standings

first_img“SFU gave us all we could handle tonight, but the guys dug deep in the third period and got rewarded,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”Jordan has been the top player in our league this season bar-none, and he showed why again tonight with a couple big goals when we needed them.”We also did a great job defensively limiting SFU’s scoring chances and our six defencemen as a unit played probably their best game of the season.”Down 2-1 halfway through the final period, Beau Taylor drew Selkirk level with a slick deflection off a Dylan Smith point shot.And Saints captain Jordan Wood took over from there, scoring two goals just 22 seconds apart to put his team up a pair with six minutes left before completing the hat trick with an empty net goal in the game’s closing moments. Selkirk had opened the scoring 3:14 into the first period when Mason Spear banked a puck into the net off Clan netminder Graeme Gordon.But SFU leveled the game at 1-1 on a power-play marker from Kody Dhaliwal midway through the frame and went ahead 51 seconds into the middle period on another man-advantage goal, this time from Nick Sandor. Alex Sirard got the start in net for the Saints after returning from a minor injury and picked up his 10th win of the season with a 25-save effort. Gordon took the loss in net for the Clan despite making a number of key saves in the first and second periods. He allowed four goals on 31 shots and was relieved by Evan Kurylo after an altercation following Selkirk’s fourth goal. Dylan Smith joined Wood in picking up three points on the night, as he assisted on a trio of third period goals. The Selkirk Saints created a little more distance in B.C. Intercolligiate League standings by stopping Simon Fraser 5-2 in action Saturday in Castlegar.The 16-1 Saints now lead the Clan by five points with a game in hand but only after scoring the win with a third-period surge.The Saints’ magic number for clinching first place for the regular season now stands at eight points with seven games remaining.last_img read more