Court acquits TV presenter of “divulging state secrets”

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomed yesterday’s decision by a Lima criminal court to acquit Mauricio Aguirre Corvalán of “divulging secrets of national interest to the detriment of the state” for broadcasting video footage of former President Alberto Fujimori holding a meeting with some of his ministers.Aguirre had faced a possible eight-year prison sentence and a fine of 150,000 euros. He aired the footage with Fujimori’s permission in September 2003 on Cuarto Poder, a programme he used to present on Canal 4. Shot in 1998 by Fujimori’s son, the footage was used by Fujimori during his campaign for re-election in 2000.____________________________________________________________13.09.06 – Lima prosecutors hound journalists, requesting eight-year sentence in one caseReporters Without Borders voiced alarm today about the prosecution of two journalists. One, former Canal 4 TV presenter Mauricio Aguirre Corvalán, faces up to eight years in prison for “revealing state secrets” by screening a video he received from former President Alberto Fujimori. The other, freelance reporter Humberto Ortiz Pajuelo, faces a possible four-year sentence for revealing details about a case against a senior intelligence official accused of extortion.“The abuse of authority and judicial harassment evident in these cases can only be motivated by hostility towards the press,” the organisation said. “In the Aguirre case, the charge is all the more grotesque as former President Fujimori himself authorised the taping of the offending video. Would he have given his permission if he thought state secrets were involved?”Reporters Without Borders added: “In the other case, prosecutors are trying to use judicial blackmail to make Ortiz reveal his sources. In both cases, the courts are violating the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression, which was adopted by the Organisation of American States and ratified by Peru. We therefore call for the cases against these two journalists to be dismissed outright.”On 15 August, Lima prosecutors accused Aguirre of “revealing secrets of national interest to the detriment of the state” in September 2003, when he was the producer and presenter of the programme ‘Cuarto Poder’ on Canal 4. The prosecutors will request an eight-year prison sentence and a fine of 150,000 euros at the trial, which is due to start today.In 2003, Aguirre aired a video showing Fujimori (who was president from 1990 to 2000) chairing a ministerial meeting in 1998 on the border dispute between Peru and Ecuador. It was filmed by Fujimori’s son at the president’s request and, far from revealing any secrets, it was even used by Fujimori in his campaign for reelection in 2000. It was Fujimori’s press office that sent the video to ‘Cuarto Poder’ to illustrate an interview he gave the programme.Pedro Angulo Arana, a Lima prosecutor specialising in bribery and corruption cases, charged Ortiz on 24 August with “committing an offence against the administration of justice” and requested a sentence of four years in prison and damages of 2,500 euros.In an article he wrote in 2004, Ortiz referred to an audio recording indicating that National Intelligence Council chief César Almeyda had extorted money from a senior army officer, Gen. Oscar Villanueva. Judicial officials asked Ortiz to hand over the recording. Ortiz said it was in the possession of a source he refused to identify. Suddenly Ortiz found himself being accused of concealing evidence in the investigation against Almeyda and of wanting to resell the recording to a third party.The prosecutor, Angulo, initially decided not to pursue the case against Ortiz. But he was overruled by a higher court, which force him to reopen the case. Now resident in Miami, Ortiz has said he is ready to go to Peru if the judicial authorities issue a summons against him. February 10, 2017 Find out more News December 4, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further October 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court acquits TV presenter of “divulging state secrets” RSF_en News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Newscenter_img PeruAmericas Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites April 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation News PeruAmericas Follow the news on Peru Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Receive email alertslast_img read more


first_img90, died June 3, 2018 at her home. A lifelong Bayonne resident, the daughter of the late Bertha Karkut Roblesky Gorczyca and Charles Roblesky, she retired from Western Electric Company, Kearny NJ. Wife of the late William Papalski. Mother of Thomas, Richard, Raymond (Eazy Ray), Michael and the late William (Roll) Papalski. Grandmother of Michael, Wayne, Adam, Melissa and Amy. Great-grandmother of Noella, Thomas, Avery and Ava. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38101. Funeral arrangements by SWEENEY Funeral Home, 857 John F. Kennedy Blvd.last_img

Umphrey’s McGee & Greensky Bluegrass’s Paul Hoffman, Anders Beck Collaborate On “Can’t You See” At Cathead Jam [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday, Umphrey’s McGee offered up a headlining set at Cathead Distillery‘s “Cathead Jam” in Jackson, MS. The event also saw performances by Greensky Bluegrass, Julian Junior Marvin’s Wailer’s, Rayland Baxter, and Young Valley throughout the day.Umphrey’s McGee opened up their one-set show with “August”, which was followed up by an explosive pairing of “Plunger” into “Push The Pig”. Kris Myers, Andy Farag, and Ryan Stasik locked into a tight groove, allowing Jake Cinniger and Brendan Bayliss to soar, as the duo traded off gritty guitar solos. The six-piece moved forward with a massive “Mulche’s Odyssey” sandwich, highlighted by a tasted “Wappy Sprayberry” in the middle.As the band’s done in the past, Umphrey’s McGee invited up Greensky Bluegrass’ Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck for a cover of The Marshall Tucker Band‘s “Can’t You See”. The Cathead Jam crowd erupted with applause, as Hoffman took the vocal lead, doing the classic tune justice. Hoffman and Beck’s added mandolin and dobro was the perfect extra ingredient, with the mastermind musicians trading off solos down the line. Moving back into their regular configuration, Umphrey’s McGee closed out their main frame with “The Bottom Half”. The band returned to deliver a three-song encore with “Den”, “Cut The Cable”, and “Booth Love”.Watch a fan-shot video of Greensky Bluegrass’ Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck joining Umphrey’s McGee below:Umphrey’s McGee ft. Paul Hoffman & Anders Beck – “Can’t You See”[Video: Karl Childers]Next up for Umphrey’s McGee is their three-night run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 21st-23rd. For ticketing and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to Umphrey’s McGee’s website.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | “Cathead Jam” Cathead Distillery | Jackson, MS | 6/1/2019One Set: August, Plunger > Push the Pig, Mulche’s Odyssey > Wappy Sprayberry > Mulche’s Odyssey, Can’t You See, The Bottom HalfEncore: Den, Cut the Cable, Booth Lovelast_img read more

Teenager Shadab stars as Pakistan beat Windies in first T20

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — A muted West Indies displayed little of the bluster that made them World champions, as they slumped to a disappointing six-wicket loss to Pakistan in the opening Twenty20 International of the four-match series here Sunday.In what appeared to be an extension of the malaise which condemned them to a 3-0 whitewash to the same side in the United Arab Emirates last September, West Indies struggled to get going and could only muster a paltry 111 for eight off their 20 overs at Kensington Oval.Only Captain Carlos Brathwaite with an unbeaten 34 looked the part and he was the lone batsman to pass 2o, in another anemic batting effort.The hosts were stunned by the guile of debutant teenaged leg-spinner Shadab Khan who claimed three for seven in four superb overs, to claim Man-of-the-Match honours.In reply, Pakistan never really looked in danger and overcame a few early hiccups to reach their target in the 18th over, with the ever dependable Shoaib Malik taking the visitors over the line with an unbeaten 38 off 29 balls.Babar Azam, who shot to prominence with a string of one-day hundreds against West Indies last year, made 29 while shotgun Kamran Akmal struck 22.Seamer Jason Holder was the best bowler with two for 27.Hoping to erase the memories of their whitewash after being sent in, West Indies looked full of intent when left-hander Evin Lewis deposited off-spinner Mohammed Hafeez over the mid-wicket ropes in just the second over.But his fireworks were short-lived as he was run out by Ahmed Shezad’s direct hit from the deep, as he galloped back for a fateful second run in the next over, with the score on 13.Chadwick Walton (18) then added 22 for the second wicket with Marlon Samuels who made seven before being harshly adjudged lbw to left-arm spinner Imad Wasim, off one which would have missed leg.Carlos Brathwaite hits a six during his unbeaten 34 for the West Indies.His dismissal opened the floodgates as West Indies inexplicably lost five wickets for 14 runs in a devastating 26-ball slide.The 18-year-old Shadab proved incisive, removing Walton — plumb lbw and Lendl Simmons (1) bowled dragging on an attempted sweep — in his first-ever over in international cricket and the eighth of the innings.Languishing on 49 for six, West Indies were rescued by two partnerships as Brathwaite put on 25 for the seven wicket with Kieron Pollard (14) and a further 37 for the eighth wicket with Holder (14).Brathwaite, who equalled his highest T20 score, faced 27 balls and struck two fours and two sixes.In reply, Pakistan lost Shezad for 13, gloving a lifter from Holder behind to wicketkeeper Walton at 25 for one in the fifth. Akmal threatened briefly, lashing three fours and a six in a breezy 17-ball knock before picking out Lewis at deep mid-wicket with leg-spinner Samuel Badree in the sixth over.And when Hafeez (5) frustratedly skied a catch back to seamer Brathwaite, Pakistan were stumbling on 49 for three in the ninth over and West Indies were eyeing a way back.However, Shoaib arrived to be the steadying influence, anchoring a match-winning 46-run, fourth wicket partnership with Azam to put Pakistan on the brink of victory.Playing on familiar turf — the home base of Barbados Tridents who he represents in the Caribbean Premier League — the right-hander calmly killed off any lingering West Indies hopes in a knock that included three fours and one six while Azam counted three fours off 30 deliveries.By the time Azam carved Holder to Rovman Powell at short third man in the 15th over at 95 for four, the Windies fight had already been extinguished.The series will head to Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad for the remaining games on March 30, April 1 and 2.WEST INDIESE Lewis run out 10+C Walton lbw b Shadab Khan 18M Samuels lbw b Imad Wasim 7L Simmons b Shadab Khan 1K Pollard c Imad Wasim b Wahab Riaz 14S Narine c Imad Wasim b Shadab Khan 1R Powell lbw b Hasan Ali 5*C Brathwaite not out 34J Holder c Mohammad Hafeez b Sohail Tanvir 14Extras (lb3, w3, nb1) 7TOTAL (8 wkts, 20 overs) 111Did not bat: S Badree, K WilliamsFall of wickets: 1-13, 2-35, 3-37 4-38 (S 5-42, 6-49, 7-74, 8-111.Bowling: Imad Wasim 3-0-12-1, Mohammed Hafeez 1-0-8-0, Sohail Tanvir 4-0-21-1 (w1, nb1), Hasan Ali 4-0-25-1, Shadab Khan 4-0-7-3, Wahab Riaz 4-0-35-1 (w2).PAKISTANKamran Akmal c Lewis b Badree 22Ahmed Shehzad c wkp Walton b Holder 13Babar Azam c Powell b Holder 29Mohammad Hafeez c & b Brathwaite 5Shoaib Malik not out 38*+Sarfraz Ahmed not out 4Extras (w3, nb1) 4TOTAL (4 wkts, 17.1 overs) 115Did not bat: Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan AliFall of wickets: 1-25, 2-40, 3-49, 4-95.Bowling: Badree 4-0-24-1 (w1), Holder 3.1-0-27-2, Narine 4-0-22-0, Brathwaite 3-0-18-1, Williams 2-0-14-0 (w1, nb1), Pollard 1-0-10-0.last_img read more

Sanchez to make United debut in FA Cup tie with Yeovil

first_imgThe veteran French manager added: “The most important is the intentions are right. The intention of Alexis was certainly not to hide, nor was our intention to hide anything. We have nothing to hide.” Premier League leaders Manchester City had been linked with a transfer window move for Sanchez but baulked at an estimated Arsenal asking price of £35 million, as well as the Chile forward’s wage demands.That opened the door to United completing a swap move, with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining Arsenal in exchange for Sanchez.Share on: WhatsApp Earlier on Friday, Sanchez, 29, found his name attached to a doping row following reports he had missed a routine drugs test that, coincidentally, was scheduled on the day of his move from the Emirates to Old Trafford.But Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted Friday that any blame for a missed test lay with the Gunners and not Sanchez himself, given it appears he was still technically a registered player with the London giants when any possible infraction of anti-doping rules took place.“It is just a bad day for him to be tested,” Wenger said. “Honestly, on the administration side it would still be our responsibility because he had not moved.”center_img London, United Kingdom | AFP | Alexis Sanchez will make his Manchester United debut on Friday after being named in the Premier League giants’ starting line-up for their FA Cup fourth-round tie away to lower league Yeovil Town.The team posted on United’s official Twitter feed showed Sanchez in the side just days after he completed a move from Premier League rivals Arsenal on Monday that will reportedly make him the highest-paid earner in English football’s top flight, with a weekly wage of some £500,000 ($710,000; 571,000 euros).last_img read more

Warriors running out of solutions to limit Steph Curry’s fouls

first_imgAfter Curry pointed about 10 rows up behind the bench, Kerr looked at Sonya Curry … Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The tactical suggestions did not work. The positive reinforcement did not work, either.So when Stephen Curry fell into foul trouble once again during a recent game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr asked him a pointed question.“Steph, where is your mom?” Kerr asked.last_img

Platinum Stars land Telkom Knockout Cup

first_img10 December 2013 Platinum Stars defeated Orlando Pirates 2-1 in the final of a knockout competition for the second time this season to claim the Telkom Knockout Cup and its R4-million winners’ cheque on the weekend. After finishing as runners-up to Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League last season, the team from Rustenburg won their first silverware of the season at the end of September by edging out Pirates on penalties after they had drawn 1-1 after extra time in the MTN 8 final. On Saturday night at the Mbombelo Stadium in Nelspruit they had to come from behind to defeat the Buccaneers. Three finals defeats Roger De Sa’s charges, losers to Stars in the MTN 8 final and losers to Al Ahly in the Caf Champions League final, looked on course for victory, thanks to Lucky Lekgwathi’s first half header, but Stars made it three finals defeats on the trot for Pirates with two late goals from substitute Mogakolodi Ngele. With Pirates dominating play, Dikwena coach Allan Freese made a double change with a little less than half-an-hour left to play, introducing Botswana international Ngele and Mduduzi Nyanda. He was rewarded by Ngele with goals in the 78th and 80th minutes.‘We didn’t panic’ “When we conceded in the first half we didn’t panic. We went back in the change room and looked at what we could do better,” Freese said after the game. “When we didn’t push up enough to support Robert [Ng’ambi] and Henrico [Botes], we decided to take out a holding midfielder, and put in an attacking midfielder and it worked out well for us.” “We made the right changes and when we brought in Ngele, okay he lost the ball the first few times, but once he got his touch right, he was going well.” Freese praised Namibian international forward Botes for his work up front in holding up the ball to bring others into play and termed Ngele’s second goal “beautiful”.Last gasp disappointments For Pirates’ coach Roger De Sa, a season that has promised so much has become one of last-gasp disappointments. “We’ll try and make the next cup final, that’s all. We’ll try and get there again and have another go at it,” he said. “To get to the final is difficult and we just need to finish it off. It’s just one of those things and we have to keep on going.”Caretaker coaches Remarkably, both cup titles won by Stars have come with Freese as caretaker coach. With Stars also currently fourth in the PSL, only four points off the top, his full-time appointment is surely imminent. And just to underline Freese’s claim to the job, Stars beat the big three – Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates – on their way to the Telkom Knockout Cup title.last_img read more

Cone: We still have work to do

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fajardo’s chances for BPC plum slim but still a solid pick for MVP Yes, admitted Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone, there was in fact “a championship feel” to beating fallen Grand Slam-aspirant San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “But we gotta make sure we won’t have a ‘championship hangover’ going to the next series,” said Cone. “It’s easy to have one.”On point as always, Cone said the Gin Kings are moving forward and preparing against whichever team wins in the extended TNT KaTropa-Rain or Shine quarterfinal duel in the PBA Governors’ Cup.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 shutout“Looking ahead we’re gonna have TNT, which handled us with ease last time we played them, and Rain or Shine, which is just playing incredible basketball at the moment,” said Cone late Wednesday after their 104-84 win.That victory denied the Beermen a chance of winning the Grand Slam as the Gin Kings, the conference defending champions, advanced to the semifinals starting Sunday in Biñan, Laguna. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:37Protesters 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 LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

Touch Football Australia Website Refresh and Reboot

first_imgTouch Football Australia today announced the launch of its newly revamped and re-designed website to the membership and wider public. The streamlined site developed in conjunction with technology partners, Sports Technology Group (STG) offers users quick and easy access to essential information on the sport and a number of enhanced and new features. The new website goes live today, Wednesday 5 July 2017 and is located at the same URL address, transitioning from the previous site: to Acting CEO’s Tim Arnold and Garry Foran, the new and improved site provides a welcome change and improvement to the online platform and a new level of service and content delivery to members and the broader touch football community.“It features easier navigation on where to play touch football and find key TFA resources, junior and schools information, publications and services,” Arnold said. “It also features a streamlined video and image gallery, refreshed domestic and international news and events carousel and relevant sport and commercial partner information.“The new website has a clean, uncluttered design, improved functionality and richer, refreshed content; all focused and aligned to TFA’s strategic targets of one million participants and exposures by 2020 and ensuring quality experiences for participants,” Arnold added.“The cleaner lines and look, social images and navigation of the site provides for our members and extended audiences the latest information and content. But as a far better reflection and representation of the sport and in a more structured, user-friendly and mobile ready format.”Foran praised the work of the staff who have led the project, stating “it’s been a whole of TFA team effort – we are excited about the evolution of the site to what it is today, with the various State website upgrades to follow in coming months. This all follows the extensive member and wider user feedback and capturing the latest in online technology and design and contemporary approaches,” he said.TFA’s new website will be updated on a regular basis with news of events, activations, milestones and latest information, all aligned and integrated with TFA communication channels. Come and join the touch football conversation and stay connected with our new social news hub, digital channels and member stories from across the country.The new and improved TFA TV platform is now also bigger and better with the option of switching easily between videos and the photo gallery – submit your own and on the site you go!Log on and visit us now at – we hope you enjoy the experience and welcome ongoing feedback. Check out the video as a guide through the new features and sign up to the TFA Newsletter!last_img read more