Journalist and press freedom representative killed in car crash

first_imgNews September 7, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News Reporters Without Borders called today on the Ukrainian government to thoroughly investigate the cause of a 14 July road accident that killed newspaper and TV editor Vladimir Efremov, a critic of President Leonid Kuchma.Efremov, correspondent in the city of Dniepropetrovsk of the press freedom group the Institute of Mass Information (IMI), was editor of the newspapers Sobor and Dniepropetrovsk and founder of the regional TV station TV11, which have backed former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko, a Kuchma opponent. He had agreed to give evidence at a 18 August hearing in the United States of charges against Lazarenko for embezzlement of public funds.Reporters Without Borders called on interior minister Yuri Smirnov to determine the cause of the crash, in which Efremov’s car collided with a lorry near the eastern town of Verkhnyodniprovsk. It requested that the car be carefully examined. The local representative of the interior ministry, Andriy Zinchuk, has been named to head the investigation.Efremov had said in the government paper Golos Ukrainy on 13 October 2001 that he feared he would be killed because of his journalistic activities, probably in a staged road accident. The authorities seized the transmitters of TV11 on 17 March 1999, after shutting the station down on 9 March for supposed technical reasons, although the station had a broadcasting licence valid until 2001. Efremov was arrested on 13 January 1999 and jailed for two days in Dniepropetrovsk for alleged irregularities in a 1995 loan agreement involving Sobor. Efremov said he had fully repaid the loan and said he had probably been arrested because TV11 had broadcast a New Year message from Lazarenko instead the one from Kuchma that all other stations had broadcast. News February 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img July 15, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist and press freedom representative killed in car crash March 26, 2021 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV UkraineEurope – Central Asia News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Organisation Follow the news on Ukraine Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin medialast_img read more

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Today’s Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners Meeting

first_imgBoard AppointmentsDepartment Head ReportsNew BusinessOld BusinessConsent ItemsApproval of February 05, 2019 Meeting MinutesEmployment Changes County Treasurer: December 2018 Monthly Report County Auditor: Claim Voucher Report 2/4/19-2/8/19Surplus Request:County Assessor FurnitureCounty Auditor Furniture  Public CommentAdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare AGENDA Of The Vanderburgh County Board of CommissionersOn February 12, 2019, At 3:00 pm, In Room 30, Civic Center AGENDACall to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegianceAction Items Final Reading of Ordinance CO.02-19-003: Establishing an Infrastructure Development Zone in Vanderburgh County: Public HearingHealth Department:STD Grant Agreement Advertising Contract with Oswald Marketing County Commissioners: Transfer Request for Riverboat Contractual Services Treatment Court: Professional Service Agreement with Ryan Barrett last_img read more

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De La Hoya, 47, confirms boxing comeback

first_imgOCAR De La Hoya is ready to make a return to the ring.The 47-year-old De La Hoya told ESPN on Wednesday that he plans to come out of retirement to make a professional comeback.De La Hoya is nearly 12 years removed from his last fight against Manny Pacquiao, one in which he quit on his stool after the eighth round in December 2008. De La Hoya announced his retirement a few months later, but now insists he is ready for a return.“The rumors are true, and I’m going to start sparring in the next few weeks,” De La Hoya told ESPN.No opponent has been determined and no date has officially been set for The Golden Boy’s return. He said the plan is to compete between 154-160 pounds.De La Hoya’s announcement comes on the heels of the planned returns of former champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.“It’s a real fight,” De La Hoya said. “I miss being in the ring, I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it.”De La Hoya sported a 39-6 record with 30 knockouts in his career. He won gold at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona for the United States and captured world title belts in six different weight classes.—Field Level Medialast_img read more

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