Call for end to payment of defamation fines before cases are heard in appeal

first_img September 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for end to payment of defamation fines before cases are heard in appeal News SpainEurope – Central Asia RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders today called on Spanish justice minister José Maria Michavila to proceed at once with a promised amendment to the civil procedure code that would relieve news media of the requirement to pay heavy fines in defamation cases before the cases are heard in appeal. The minister told the Spanish parliament on 10 September that he would present such an amendment, but the need is urgent because the present situation is jeopardising the financial survival of some news media and poses a threat to press freedom as it could encourage self-censorship.The promised amendment would correct a change to the civil procedure code which took effect in January 2001 and which provides for the provisional execution of lower court sentences without awaiting the outcome of any appeal hearing.Several news media have been hit by the 2001 change. La Realidad, an independent weekly in the northern province of Cantabria, was forced to close on 28 December 2001 after been fined some 160,000 euros for libel. The magazine El Siglo was ordered to pay a fine of 120,202 euros on 21 January 2003 for the same reason.As a result of defamation suits, the online newspaper Canoa-Diariodirecto and the TV station Telemadrid were sentenced to pay fines of 120,000 euros and 500,000 euros respectively in February. A sum of 35,000 euros was seized from the bank accounts of Canoa-Diariodirecto and its editor Fernando Jauregui on 10 September. The online newspaper has appealed against the sente nce and has filed a complaint with the Judicial Council. Organisation SpainEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive center_img Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Spain News News December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Michael Donald Meyer

first_imgOften referred to as the “Mayor of Napoleon,” Michael Donald Meyer……sadly at the age of 63, passed away Friday evening, December 29, 2017 at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Mike was born April 18, 1954 in Batesville, Indiana to the late Donald Leonard and Carol Jean Howe Meyer. He graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 1972 and on August 10, 1974, he married Shirley Jean Carman at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood. They started their lives in Napoleon and would remain there throughout their 43 years of marriage. Mike had been a carpenter all of his life. He first started with Napoleon Lumber Company and was with them a little over 16 years before he decided to go on his own! He worked many years for different people in Ripley County and the surrounding areas. Along with this, he was a master craftsman in woodworking. He loved making wooden bowls, walking canes and many other items. As his family said, “he just plain loved to tinker in the garage.”Other hobbies he enjoyed included hunting, fishing and watching dirt track racing. Mike was a past member of the Osgood Moose Lodge and the Napoleon Fire Department.Survivors include his wife Shirley J. Carman Meyer of Napoleon, one son, Ian (Angie) Michael Meyer of near Osgood; one daughter, Amy Lynn Meyer and friend Ronnie Thomas of Napoleon, along with sister in law Barabara Waecheter, brother in laws Mike (Shannon) Carman, Mark (Susan Murphy) Carman, and Rick (Jennifer) Carman.Granddaughters include Dayanarah Lee, McKenna and McKylee Meyer, Casey and Katey Evans, Kaylee Muckerheide, Cheyanna Meyer and Brittany Pickett. Grandsons include McLaine Meyer, Brenden Lee, Hunter and Skyler Meyer. One great grandson also survives, Emmett Tucker Johnson, along with several niece and nephews.A Celebration Of Life will be scheduled in the near future.www.nealsfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Classy George Ford boots Bath to win over Leinster

first_img Fly-half Ford sent an early reminder to new England head coach Eddie Jones of his quality by booting 14 points – three penalties, a conversion and a drop-goal – as Bath also collected a second-half penalty try to edge out Recreation Ground visitors Leinster 19-16. His 76th-minute penalty proved the clincher, and Ford said: “You understand what type of kick it is to take a lead with a few minutes to go. “But you just focus on the process. You are in your own little bubble as a goal-kicker, you try and block everything out and just hit the ball like you do hundreds of time in training. “We didn’t score many tries today, but we were positive in the way we went about things.” Ford’s father, Bath head coach Mike Ford, was relieved to claim Saturday’s win as the west country club avenged last season’s Champions Cup quarter-final defeat against Leinster. “We showed our inexperience at 16-9 up,” Ford said. “We were in control of the game, but we stupidly did things that let them back in. We then got to 19-16 and we did it again, but luckily Stuart (Hooper) nicked that last lineout for us. “I am pleased we won against a Leinster side full of internationals. Our scrum was awesome – Henry Thomas and Nick Auterac were outstanding – but we can’t afford to give teams easy outs and chances to score points like we did today. “We got lucky today in terms of the end of the game when Stuart won that lineout. “They (Leinster) are always dangerous when they have got Johnny Sexton kicking his goals. “I said at half-time we needed to be more patient. We lost the ball too many times when we had good attacking positions through not being patient. If we had played Toulon today, we probably lose.” Ford, meanwhile, paid tribute to Bath and England centre Kyle Eastmond, who missed out on World Cup selection but showed his quality through a strong attacking display. “We love the way Kyle plays,” Ford added. “He played very ambitiously today, and he is vital for the way we want to play. We are really pleased where he is at the moment. “He was disappointed (in terms of the World Cup), but he is in talks to sign a new three-year deal with us, so he is not going anywhere.” Leinster, crushed 33-6 at home by Pool Five opponents Wasps last Sunday, have now lost their opening two games of a European campaign for the first time since 1996. And with Champions Cup holders Toulon also in the toughest group of this season’s tournament, Leinster are already struggling to progress. Ireland star Johnny Sexton kicked 11 points, including the conversion of substitute back-row forward Josh van der Flier’s late try, but Bath had done enough. Leinster head coach Leo Cullen said: “There was a bit of flak after last weekend, but we certainly got a better performance today. They showed a good bit of steel and desire, the way they fought back into the game. “After getting back to 16-16, I thought we looked the stronger team at that stage. “People need to stay patient with us. There were a lot of good things out there, but unfortunately, we didn’t get the result. “It is going to be tough. We just need to park Europe for the next couple of weeks, and try to get a bit more confidence in the PRO12.” England star George Ford admitted it was a case of “focus on the process” as he kicked Bath to a European Champions Cup victory over Leinster. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli’s India side have golden chance to break Australia jinx despite overseas woes

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When India’s overseas tours cycle began in January 2018, there was plenty of optimism. India had a dominant home season from October 2016 till December 2017 where they swept aside oppositions. New Zealand, England, Bangladesh, Australia, Sri Lanka both home and away were dismantled clinically. A batting core and a bowling unit were firmly in place for overseas conquests. The disappointments of 2011, in which they were whitewashed 4-0 in England and Australia and in 2014, where they lost 1-0 to South Africa, New Zealand, 2-0 to Australia and 3-1 to England would be consigned to history and forgotten.Read More | Shastri questions India’s ‘poor travellers’ tag ahead of series Alas, that has not been the case. India are reliving part 2 of the ‘Tigers at home, Lambs abroad’ saga with a 1-2 series loss to South Africa and a 1-4 loss to England in Tests. The series defeat in England will hurt especially, considering that top batsmen like Joe Root and Alastair Cook were not in form and the bowling relied on James Anderson, who was recovering from a shoulder injury and Stuart Broad, who had struggled for consistency. With those two defeats behind, India now face Australia Down Under.Read More | ‘Sensible decisions key for Indian team’s success in Australia’The Land of Oz, where India have won just five Tests in 71 years of touring the country. A country where the crowd behaves like the 12th man of the national team.  Only South Africa and England have ever won series in the country in the last 25 years. Despite all these odds and with India’s overseas woes, this tour is the golden chance for Kohli’s India to break their overseas rut.India’s bowling the X-factorIn the upcoming tour, the dynamics have changed favourably towards India. In the current squad, most of the batsmen have played on the previous tour. Kohli hit four centuries and scored 692 runs at an average of 86, Ajinkya Rahane hit a glorious century in Melbourne while Murali Vijay chipped in with fifties and a hundred in Adelaide and Brisbane. KL Rahul also hit a century in Sydney. In the previous tour, all Indian batsmen had a good average and with the gained experience of four years, they will be keen to make an impact.Read More | India in Australia: From Nappies, Monkeygate – List of sledgesIt is the bowling unit that makes a big difference this time. The squad has Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. The pace and spin departments are covered brilliantly. Bumrah’s style of bowling is tailor-made for Australian conditions while Bhuvneshwar has the capability to swing the ball, both in the air and off the deck. Umesh or Shami can get the ball to reverse swing while Kuldeep’s chinaman could confound Australia, who don’t play spin well. In addition, Ashwin and Jadeja’s relentless pressure and accuracy can stifle Australia.Read More | Johnson taunts Kohli, says he looks forward to no feisty send-offsIn past series, Australia always held the upper hand because their bowlers softened the opposition and the batsmen would grind them further for the kill. In this case, the tables have turned.Avoiding collapses boosts situationIn South Africa and England, the common factor that hurt India was batting collapses. In Cape Town, they were reduced to 92/7 and 82/7 in both innings which hurt them immensely. In Centurion, in the second innings, they stumbled to 82/7 and the end result was they lost the series. In England, the collapses were even more alarming.Read More | Jasprit Bumrah will be X-factor for India in Australia: Damien FlemingIn Edgbaston, chasing 194, they crumbled to 78/5 and their last four wickets fell for 22 runs. In Southampton, chasing 245, they lost seven wickets for 41 runs as yet another series slipped by their grasp. Even in Australia 2014, collapses have hurt India. In Adelaide 2014, Kohli’s 115 and 141 was undone because in both innings, India had collapses of 77/6 and 73/8. In Brisbane, the tail contributed just 23 runs for the last four wickets while in the second innings, five wickets fell for 41 runs as the middle order fell to Mitchell Johnson.Read More | Tendulkar’s arrival, Rahul Dravid’s epic and Virat Kohli’s heartbreakIn the press conference before the team departed for Australia, Kohli stressed on the need for batsmen from top to bottom to bat together and bat without fear. If India’s batsmen step up and compliment the bowling that has taken 20 wickets away consistently, this series is India’s.With just two Test wins and three ODI wins in 2018, Australia are ripe for the picking. It is a great chance for India because their opponents are low on confidence, their star players are not there, and their major weapon of ‘mental disintegration’ has been blunted. A chance to win a series against a team confronted with so many problems in their home turf cannot get much better than this. last_img read more

World’s oldest man dies at 112

first_imgA Japanese man who received his certificate as the world’s oldest man earlier this month has died at 112.Guinness World Records and a local funeral home said Chitetsu Watanabe died Sunday after developing a fever and difficulty breathing, according to a National Newspaper .He is survived by his five children, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.He used to say the secret to longevity was to keep smiling.last_img

Bombers blast past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsFreshman point guard Garrett Perry had a breakout game as the L.V. Rogers Bombers blasted the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 76-44 in Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball League action Thursday night at the Hangar.Perry checked in with 20 points, but it was his fine distribution of the ball that caught the attention of Bomber head coach Blair D’Andrea.“Garrett stepped up at the point guard position,” D’Andrea said. “He hasn’t been playing with a lot of confidence of late but tonight he distributed the ball well and hit a lot of his shots.”“He deserved the 20 points he got tonight,” he added.Bombers turned a close game early into an easy win, especially after struggling Tuesday against Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Jason D’Andrea led all scorers with 24 points, including three from three-point land. John Zak had 18 points before spraining an ankle.Maverick Seed was a force on the boards for LVR. Jesse Zak also left the game with an ankle injury.“I’m happy with my UN (United Nations) team on the bench,” D’Andrea said with a chuckle. “They (David Chen, Jae Tak and Leonard Batubura) all chipped in with valuable floor time.”LVR is idle until Feb. 4-5 when the Bombers host a four-team tournament. The event is combined with four girls teams.On the boy’s side are Mount Sentinel, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and Kalamalka Lakers of [email protected]last_img read more

Wade to start at guard for Cavaliers, Smith coming off bench

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Now they’re together again in the starting lineup.Lue will unveil Cleveland’s new lineup — Wade, Rose, James, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love — on Tuesday night in an exhibition against Chicago, Wade’s team last season. The 12-time All-Star will replace J.R. Smith, who will come off the bench after starting 112 games over the past two seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLue said Smith didn’t have any problem moving into a new role on Cleveland’s second unit, which will also include Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver and Jeff Green and is liable to undergo numerous modifications throughout the season.It’s a big change for Smith, who has been a major contributor the past three seasons for the defending Eastern Conference champions. “They all can push it out on the break if they rebound the basketball,” he said. “Guys who can make plays, good cutters, good slashers. We also can space the floor. We have a lot of weapons. We just gotta put them all together so they all play well together.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dwyane Wade, right, watches his shot as LeBron James takes a shot during warmups before an NBA preseason basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin)CLEVELAND — Dwyane Wade signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers without being promised a starting job.He’s got one anyway.After toying with other lineup combinations, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Monday that Wade will start at shooting guard alongside Derrick Rose in Cleveland’s remodeled backcourt. Wade recently signed a one-year contract with the Cavs, reuniting with LeBron James in Cleveland after the two superstars spent four seasons together in Miami.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “He was fine,” Lue said of Smith, who missed 36 games last season after undergoing surgery on a broken thumb. “It’s tough, you’ve been in position where you went to three straight Finals and you’ve been the starting 2-guard. But like I said, it’s about sacrifice if you want to win. J.R. was great about it. Just knows he has to have a different role right now so we’ll see how it works.”Lue opened training camp with Wade as the point guard for Cleveland’s second unit. But the coach said he decided in the past few days to move the 35-year-old in the starting lineup along with James, who has been slowed by a sprained ankle.Wade and James have developed a unique chemistry on the floor, where they are able to move separately and in unison. Lue wanted to take advantage of that bond and will team them up again.“Just something we’re going to do to start the season and see how it works,” he said.Lue’s biggest challenge will be keeping everyone happy with their playing time. That’s not necessarily a bad thing with all the talent at his disposal.As for his starting five, Lue loves the group’s versatility.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AP source: 76ers, Embiid agree on max contract extension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Read Nextlast_img read more

India Super League: FC Goa hammer Mumbai City FC 5-0 to go top of the table

first_imgFC Goa defeated Mumbai City FC 5-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Wednesday to climb to the top of the ISL 2018-19 table.Star striker Ferran Corominas converted an early penalty (6th minute) to hand the hosts the lead before second-half strikes from Jackichand Singh (55th), Edu Bedia (61st) made it 3-0. A late brace from Miguel Palanca (84th, 90th) condemned Mumbai City to a heavy defeat.The game got off to an end-to-end start and Mumbai should have taken the lead when Arnold Issoko scuffed his effort from a corner. From the ensuing counter, Souvik Chakrabarti brought down Coro with a horrendous challenge which left the referee no option but to point to the spot. The former Espanyol striker pulled off a Panenka which bewildered Amrinder Singh and handed Goa the [email protected] dominated proceedings from the get-go in their first match on home soil this season, hammering five past visitors @MumbaiCityFC.More videos: #HeroISL #LetsFootball #GOAMUM #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 24, 2018The visitors had several opportunities to score the equalizer as they won several free headers inside the Goa box but just could not test Nawaz. Goa threatened themselves but Amrinder came to Mumbai’s rescue on occasions.The floodgates opened in the second session when Seriton Fernandes’ cross into the box was turned into the net by Jackichand who got ahead of Souvik Chakrabarti to make it 2-0.”It’s just the beginning. We are doing well. I’m happy.”@FCGoaOfficial’s Chinglensana Singh spoke about his team’s performance after their match against @MumbaiCityFC!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #GOAMUM #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 24, 2018The Gaurs then added one more to the tally through Bedia’s stunning outside of the foot shot which sailed into the back of the net.Goa were in cruise control by this time. Miguel Palanca, who came on in the 82nd minute, hammered the final nails in Mumbai City’s coffin with a well-taken brace. First, Palanca took Manvir Singh’s cross in his stride and lifted a finish over substitute goalkeeper Ravi Kumar before sending a left-footed finish past the goalkeeper in the 90th minute after bringing Ahmed Jahouh’s cross from the right wing.”We have to follow our style and the results will come”Check out what @FCGoaOfficial’s goalscorer Miguel Fernandez had to say after their win against @MumbaiCityFC!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #GOAMUM #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 24, 2018The victory would be proof for Sergio Lobera that his tiki taka ways were producing results. Goa have now scored 10 goals in their first three matches and will next face FC Pune City in the next home game on Sunday.The win sees Goa climb above Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United on goal difference at the top of the table while Mumbai drop to the seventh spot.last_img read more

All Cultures – Tony Eltakchi

first_imgEltakchi shares his story on how he became involved in the sport of Touch Football. Tony is from a Lebanese background and talks about how his parents didn’t understand what sport in Australia was and how he is helping to attract people from a multicultural background to the sport of Touch Football.To view the story, please click on the following link: To learn more about the Australian Sports Commission’s All Cultures initiative, please visit their website: