Turkey: Zaman columnists and journalists must be acquitted in political trial

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more News June 12, 2018 Turkey: Zaman columnists and journalists must be acquitted in political trial News to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe On 7-8 June 2018 ARTICLE 19, International Press Institute (IPI) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) observed the fifth hearing in the case against eleven journalists and columnists writing for Zaman newspaper at the Serious Crimes Court in Istanbul. The journalists face various coup or terror-related charges, with five facing aggravated life-sentences. In light of the prosecutor’s failure to produce sufficient evidence in this manifestly political case, we call for the acquittal of all defendants and the immediate release of the four who are still being detained.Similarly to the previous hearing held 10-11 May, 7-8 June was scheduled to be the final hearing of the case. However, Şahin Alpay’s final defence statement was not heard and a further hearing was scheduled for 5-6 July, when a verdict is expected. On Thursday, the court heard the defence statements of İbrahim Karayeğen, Lalezer Sanibrahimoğlu and Ali Bulaç. The hearing continued on Friday, with the final defence statements of Ahmet Turan Alkan and Nuriye Ural. Five final defence statements were heard at the previous hearing.Lack of sufficient evidenceThe prosecutor has repeatedly failed to produce sufficient evidence to justify the harsh charges against the defendants.Initial indictmentThe initial indictment presented general information about the Gülen Movement, the organisation the Turkish government accuses of orchestrating the 2016 coup attempt. The indictment explains the movement’s alleged functioning as a terrorist organisation, internal hierarchy and nature of the alleged media arm of the organisation.Incoherent references to defendants are scattered throughout the indictment. In the case of Lalezar İbrahimoğlu, only one sentence in the indictment referred to her column and no other evidence was presented. No evidence against Orhan Kemal Çengiz was presented in the indictment. While additional evidence was included (including more references to articles and columns) in the twelve thousand pages of annexes attached to the indictment, these were not clearly referenced in the indictment, creating an unreasonable task for defendants to produce an adequate defence. This is of particular concern for those who were held in pre-trial detention with restricted access to their lawyers and to computers. ARTICLE 19 and RSF have attended each hearing throughout the trial and confirm that no additional evidence was presented or examined prior to the issuing of the Prosecutor’s final opinion at the 3rd hearing of the trial in April 2018.The Prosecutor’s final opinionThe prosecutor’s final opinion presented charges and what it considered to be evidence against each defendant. However, this opinion merely served to demonstrate even more clearly the lack of substance to the case overall. The prosecutor argues that the defendants’ association with Zaman newspaper is evidence enough of guilt and lists as evidence their articles, columns, social media posts or TV interviews in which they criticised the government and its policies; wrote about government corruption; criticised police investigations against Gülen-affiliated banks, media outlets or civil society organisations. The opinion also states as an argument that the defendants failed to criticise the Gülen movement. For one or two defendants, the prosecutor also delineates evidence unrelated to their freedom of expression, for example possession of tokens alleged to demonstrate affiliation with the Gülen movement. However, this evidence does not appear sufficient to justify the serious charges in the case.The charges and evidence against the defendants in the final opinion of the prosecutor can be summarised as follows: Şahin Alpay, Ahmet Turan Alkan and Mustafa Ünal are all facing aggravated life sentences for charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the constitutional order through violence and force’. For all three defendants the only evidence mentioned in the prosecutor’s final opinion relates to their columns, speeches and articles, in addition to their having written for Zaman newspaper. No evidence of incitement to violence was presented. Ali Bulaç also faces an aggravated life sentence for charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the constitutional order through violence and force’. In addition to his articles, columns and speeches, the prosecutor listed his association with Zaman and the Journalists and Writers Foundation, possession of books or photographs of Gülen, communicating with other members, holding an account with Bank Asya and supporting that bank when it was in financial crisis by transferring money to the bank following an alleged call by Gülen for his supporters to do so. Mümtazer Türköne also faces an aggravated life sentence for charges of ‘attempting to overthrow the constitutional order through violence and force’. The prosecutor refers to his articles and columns, communications with other members of a terrorist organisation via twitter, accessing and using of banned twitter accounts associated with Gülen-affiliated media. İbrahim Karayeğen and Mehmet Özdemir face 10-15 years in jail on charges of ‘leading a terrorist organisation’. The evidence presented against Karayeğen includes use of Bylock messaging application, possession of one US Dollar [allegedly a symbol of affiliation with the Gülen movemet], attempting to leave the country, social media shares and possession of photographs of Gülen. The evidence against Özdemir appears to be solely his position as editor in chief of Zaman newspaper. However, in his defence statement he clarified that he was in fact managing editor without responsibility for determining editorial policy. Lalezar Sanibrahimoğlu and Nuriye Ural face sentences of five to ten years in prison for ‘aiding a terrorist organisation without being a member’. The only evidence presented against them in the final opinion is their articles, writings and expression. Orhan Kemal Çengiz and İhsan Dağı face one to five years in prison on charges of ‘terrorist propaganda’. The only evidence presented against them is based on their expression. However, Çengiz was also detained at the airport (prior to being charged) and the Prosecutor lists this as an attempt to flee the country and uses it as evidence against him.Freedom of expressionARTICLE 19, RSF and IPI note that the right to freedom of expression must necessarily include the freedom to criticise the government, its actions and policies as a fundamental part of the role of the media as a public watchdog. Any restriction on the right to freedom of expression for the purpose of protecting national security must demonstrate that the expression directly and clearly incited violence. Journalists must be free to carry out their research on matters of public interest, which may include communicating with people accused of membership in a terrorist organisation or possessing books or photographs for research purposes.In the case of Şahin Alpay, ARTICLE 19 examined the articles and columns in question and found no evidence of incitement to violence. The Constitutional Court reviewed the evidence in his case and concluded on 11 January 2018 that the evidence was insufficient to justify his pre-trial detention. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) also endorsed this view in its decision on 20 March 2018. Many of the defendants referenced these judgments in their defence statements, arguing that the same principles apply to their cases.ARTICLE 19, IPI and RSF repeat their call for all defendants to be acquitted and the remaining four detained defendants to be released in light of the political nature of the trial, the violations of the right to freedom of expression acknowledged by the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights, and insufficient evidence in general. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawlast_img read more

#WATCH Pride from Sinn Fein’s first Limerick TD in over 90…

first_img Previous article#WATCH Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan – it’s a good day to be back for #LimerickNext articleFresh Film Festival winner announced: It is a first in its 20 year history Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Email NewsPolitics#WATCH Pride from Sinn Fein’s first Limerick TD in over 90 yearsBy Staff Reporter – March 10, 2016 783 Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Deputy Maurice Quinlivan at Leinster House representing the people of Limerick and Sinn Fein, a first for more than 90 yearsAt Leinster HouseSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE last time a Sinn Fein TD from Limerick entered Dáil Éireann, the political landscape in Ireland was a very different place, Ireland was a very different place – it was the early 1920s.Yeats won the Noble Prize for Literature, orders were signed creating the Revenue Commissioners, deValera is arrested and Limerick had its last Sinn Fein representative.But when Maurice Quinlivan stepped through the gates of Leinster House on a Spring morning in 2016, his confidence matched the dapper three piece suit, burgundy shoes and metaphorically broad shoulders.Deputy Maurice Quinlivan at Leinster House representing the people of Limerick and the Sinn Fein party, a first for more than 90 yearsDeputy Quinlivan was bridging a gap of generations and he had the full support of his closest family. As he noted on the night he was elected in February, Deputy Quinlivan said that he was saddened that his late father could not have witnessed his 10,000 plus haul of votes to land him a seat at the 32nd Dail – “he would have been proud”.To the job at hand and Limerick city’s newest TD had more than a sense of purpose about his manner, as he was clearly in Dublin not just to make up the numbers.Setting the emotion of the day briefly to one side, Deputy Quinlivan said that “we wanted to be in Government and that was the platform we ran on” but he accepted that unless his party was the lead group in any Government, “supporting Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael is obviously not something we were elected to do”.The former Sinn Fein councillor said that his party was in talks with other minor groupings to form an alternative Government “but the numbers seem to be suggesting a Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Government.”Noting that a Sinn Fein Ard Fheis was scheduled for the end of next month, Deputy Quinlivan said there was unlikely to be a softening of that stance and that he just couldn’t see them being in Government with either party.“That’s not what we were elected on and it may come as a surprise to some people but we keep our promises”, deputy Quinlivan said who stated that “we wouldn’t be a second fiddle to Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael”[email protected] TAGSDaillimerickMaurice QuinlivanSinn Fein Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Professional Research Assistant (Kim lab)

first_imgReview of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. Forconsideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email: [email protected] Job SummaryThe CognitiveNeuroscience of Language Lab at the University of ColoradoBoulder directed by Professor Albert Kim is seeking a full-timeprofessional research assistant (PRA). The PRA would help implementa National Science Foundation funded research project thatinvestigates the neural mechanisms of human language comprehensionin healthy adults.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building aculturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and studentsdedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. Weare an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans andindividuals with disabilities.Who We AreThe Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) fosters rich scientificinterchange across researchers from a broad range of disciplinesincluding Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology,Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Education. Themission of the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU-Boulder is tounderstand and improve human cognition, learning, and developmentthrough the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeThe primary duties of this position include runningelectrophysiological (EEG) and behavioral experiments, helping tobuild experimental stimuli for psychological experiments, datamanagement/analysis for the project, purchasing of lab equipment,and supervision and scheduling of other team members. This positionis an excellent experience for individuals seeking to pursuegraduate studies in cognitive neuroscience and/orpsycholinguistics.What We Can OfferSalary is $36,000 annually.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental,retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. TheUniversity of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers inBoulder County and offers an inspiring higher educationenvironment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .Be StatementsBe Authentic. Be Inventive. Be Boulder.What We RequireA Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience,Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or related fieldis required.Basic familiarity with mathematical computing and statisticalanalysis software (e.g., Matlab and R) is required.What We Would Like You To HavePrior research experience in psychology or neuroscience; knowledgeof psycholinguistic theory; and strong programming skills.Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:Resume/CVCover LetterList of Professional Referenceslast_img read more

Biking in Virginia’s Heart of Appalachia

first_imgThe Heart of Appalachia region, located in the mountains of Virginia at the western corner of the state, offers a variety of mountain biking trails and backroads perfect for road trips. These biking opportunities provide low valley roads through valley farms, rolling hills and historic places.The new Spearhead Trails System are now open for Mountain Bike enthusiasts.   The trails opened for Mountain Biking include Mountain View in St. Paul, Original Pocahontas in Pocahontas, Stone Mountain in Pennington Gap, Coal Canyon in Vansant and Ridge View in Haysi. Visit www.spearheadtrails.com for directions and details of the routes.A mountain bike trail follows the historic Wilderness Trail from the Wilderness Road State Park to the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park in Lee County. Mountain biking is an option in the Jefferson National Forest and Natural Tunnel State Park along their trail system in Scott County. Breaks Interstate Park has extreme Mountain Biking Trails aptly called Cardiac, Rattlesnake and a somewhat easier trail named Ladies Loop. Easier mountain biking along the ridge and overlooks of the Breaks is more suited for families. The Guest River Gorge Trail is a 5.8-mile trail built upon an old railroad grade. Many curiosities exist along the trail, including an old railroad tunnel, bridges using the remaining railroad trestles, waterfalls, rock outcroppings and a deep rock corridor that is a scenic wonder. The Sugar Hill Trail in St. Paul provides a mountain biking adventure to an historical French Settlement. The new mountain biking trails outside of the City of Norton called, Sugar Maple, provides an opportunity to see the Woodbooger, (our mountain Big Foot Creature) and offers exciting mountain biking experience. The trail begins near Flag Rock and High Knob Recreation Areas.Scenic biking along roads in the region includes the designated bike path from Gate City to Fort Blackmore along Veteran’s Memorial Highway. The scenic Heart of Appalachia Bike Trail leads cyclists through valleys and rolling farm land from the Guest River Gorge to Burke’s Garden. The Trans American Bike Trail enters the region on Route 80 at the Breaks Interstate Park and travels through Haysi and Honaker the crosses the Clinch Mountain Range. The locals are prepared to welcome bikers and points of rest are provided in local towns. Burke’s Garden near Tazewell, known as the “Garden Spot of the World,” is Virginia’s highest valley and Virginia’s largest rural historic district.  This bowl-shaped valley carved out of the top of a mountain offers the most breathtaking scenery this side of New Zealand, with verdant farmland, abundant wildlife, rare bird watching, peaceful biking, and adventurous hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Park your car at the mill dam and bike around the “loop,” twelve miles of flat land and rolling hills.Come see us and you will soon find that wherever you are in the Heart of Appalachia, you can be sure that you are never too far from an amazing bike route and an experience that you are not soon to forget!last_img read more

Saturday’s Forecast: Up to 4 Inches of Snow on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Mother Nature does not appear eager to provide a smooth transition to spring, which is less than a full month away. A winter storm headed to Long Island Saturday can dump up to 4 inches of snow through late afternoon before transitioning to freezing rain early in the evening and then to good old rain at night, forecasters said. Sound fun? The National Weather Service in Upton said a winter weather advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Saturday until midnight. The snow will began to fall early Saturday afternoon, forecasters said. Four inches doesn’t sound awfully terrible but the weather service warned that “snow covered roads coated with ice will make driving and walking hazardous.” Visibility could be limited to a half-mile or less at times, the weather service noted. If you’re looking for a silver lining there’s this: temperatures will hover around freezing and could reach as high as 35 degrees Saturday.The wintry mix will continue into Sunday with rain likely before 7 a.m., forecasters said. The temperature will continue to rise Sunday, with the mercury potentially reaching a welcome 40 degrees. But another arctic blast will arrive Sunday night, dropping temperatures into the teens. If you’re tired of reading about arctic blasts and unwanted precipitation we advise you to check out this story.last_img read more

Does your credit union really have a member-centric culture?

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Charles Shanley Charles Shanley has specialized in executive recruiting and project management for more than 20 years. He has a solid background in all facets of Executive Search and has extensive experience … Web: www.jmfa.com Details Financial Institutions of all sizes and types – and really, businesses of any kind – use an array of quantifiable measures to evaluate performance. It’s typically an alphabet soup of sorts – the Key Performance Indicators like ROI, A/R and EBITDA – that guide the organization’s vision, strategy and tactics.But where does culture fit in, and how does it impact your credit union’s members? While not as quantifiable as dollars, culture is perhaps the biggest influence on how credit union associates treat members. And it’s those members’ reactions and perceptions of the organization that ultimately impact those benchmark statistics.Definitions of culture at dictionary.com include, “the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic or group.” Applying that version to credit unions, below are some questions to ask to assess if your credit union has a member-centric culture:   Q: Does our culture align with our strategy?A: If your institution’s goals and strategies emphasize the quality of member relationships instead of quantity, its culture may be noteworthy for thoughtfully and methodically performing procedures such as associate training, member onboarding, community-building and respectful time management for meetings or flexible working conditions. If the internal behavior is otherwise, then treatment of members will surely follow.Q: Are the right people in the organization establishing the culture?A: If the culture is not being led by the CEO with strong support from the head of HR, it may be time to hit the reset button. Increasingly, CEOs are hired or promoted from within due to their vision, their willingness to continue a good culture or even to correct a failing culture that’s not serving its members. While some may believe that an organization’s board of directors should set the cultural tone, the board’s role typically comes from the 50,000-foot view, and they’re not in enough proximity to members to have direct cultural influence. Instead, look for examples of collaboration and accountability initiated by the organization’s everyday leaders.Q: Is our high regard for our members reflected in our hiring practices?A: From top to bottom, vacancies should be filled by those who prove to be concerned and responsive to members. A “good fit” goes well beyond matching candidates to operational skills or the immediate task. It’s more about their willingness to get to know the members and their needs, and how best to make them aware of helpful products,  particularly as long-term employees retire or exit the industry, and newcomers help lead a transition from order-taking to a consultative, sales and service approach. During the hiring process, are you asking the candidate about their values, their intentions or even their willingness to complete a trial project? Their answers may well indicate not only their capabilities but their compatibility with members who may represent either a geographic community or a dedicated segment such as teachers, law enforcement or similar.Q: Though led by a few key associates, is our culture felt company-wide?A: Since your organization exists to either fill members’ needs or solve their problems – and likely a combination of the two – it’s imperative that everyone feels they’re a participant in the culture.  Culture is shaped by both daily and occasional events. It may take one person to conceive an idea, another to authorize it and another to execute, but everyone should have a participatory role in order to have a member-focused mindset. An easy way to engage associates and even members is to establish a blog that gives associates an opportunity to express their interests and relevant views, while also communicating a sense of openness about the organization.Q: Is a member–centric culture being communicated consistently, and through examples? A: Both reinforcing values and effecting change require constantly laying out the current status, desired direction, and reasons for any change. Tactically, this can occur through emails, blog postings, newsletters, team-building exercises or other activities. Member success stories and feedback are opportunities that beg to connect associated with each other and other members. Committing to frequency or a specific day-of-the-week can help build anticipation and curiosity.  In summary, if your organization is not creating an internal culture that reflects the needs of its members, it may be an ideal time to re-think its priorities and reason for being. In that case, the facilitation skills of an external consultant and business partner experienced in the industry can not only be helpful, but invaluable.last_img read more

Dutch International George Boateng cracks up on Touchline

first_imgYou have heard and probably can read about the exploits of Former Middlesbrough and Hull City midfielder  George Boateng but you surely have no idea about his life away from the sport.The  former Dutch footballer  who is  currently the technical director of Kelantan FA playing in Malaysia Super League had some interesting stories to share. How he met his wife, his children growing up and fantasies.Touchline cracked George Boateng up ..and you need to check that out for yourself in the link below..On the business side of things ,the futures of Chelsea under Antonio Conte ,and Rafa Benitez’s rescue mission at Newcastle alongside the  analysis of the  UEFA champions League draw were discussed backed  with heavily researched hypothesis.And our picks of the weekend including  Manchester derby in England, crunch ties in Spain involving Barcelona ,Sevilla, Real Madrid and Villareal  and blockbusters in Italy were discussed. Click link to watch this week’s edition of Touchline anchored by JOY Sports George Addo Jnr.You can also catch a repeat of the show @2.30pm on Saturdays on the JOY News Channel on Multittv! https://www.facebook.com/joy997fm/videos/10153972575591894/?pnref=storylast_img read more

Trout Season Is Underway

first_imgBy Jay Cook |HOLMDEL – It’s time to start digging out those old fly-fishing lures and spooling up the flyreels.The much-anticipated trout fishing season in New Jersey opened this past Saturday, and many Two River water ways are ready to be fished by anglers of all ages.On Wednesday afternoon, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife made its way down to Holmdel for the first in-season stocking of 160 rainbow trout at Holmdel Park Pond. Two more in-season trout stocks will occur over the next two weeks, bringing in 320 more trout over that span.A popular spot known for its easy access, fishermen at Holmdel Park Pond can forget about boat launching or checking if the boat battery was charged overnight. The accessibility from the shore- line makes for worry-free casting right into the water. Holmdel Park is one of 14 freshwater locations throughout Monmouth County that will be stocked with 18-month-old rainbow trout this season, which opened at 8 a.m. April 8. They are 10 1⁄2 inches long.From April 10 through May 26, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking 176 brooks, streams, rivers, lands and ponds across the state with 377,520 rainbow trout, said Ed Conley, superintendent at Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford, Warren County. In total, 560,980 trout will be in state waters by the end of May. Pre-season rainbow trout stocking was from March 20 to April 7 – fishing was not allowed during that period.Brian Kubin scoops out some of the 160 rainbow trout that were stocked at Holmdel Park on Wednesday. The pond will be stocked two more times until the season ends on May 26.All of the rainbow trout stocked in state waters during this period come from Pequest, the state’s main trout hatchery, which has the capability to produce up to 700,000 trout for public fishing, according to the Division of Fish and Wildlife.Conley said that trout fishing has been popular among New Jerseyans for one main reason.“It’s carried down from generation to generation,” Conley said.center_img It’s exactly the reason why Steve Prentiss was out fishing Wednesday morning. Every year, the Florida resident makes his way back to New Jersey to spend the week trout fishing with his dad. They hit a number of different spots throughout Monmouth County, but Holmdel Park is always the last stop before he heads home.“I’ve been coming here since I was a kid, man,” Prentiss said. “This is home for me.”As the delivery truck pulled up to the pond just after 11 a.m., 14-year-old Chris Richter of Middletown emerged from his mom’s car to run down to the pond. He said he enjoys fishing at Holmdel Park.“It’s close, it’s local and they have rangers here,” Richter said. “It’s good that they can regulate people and abide by the rules.”For New Jersey residents, anglers need both a fishing license and a trout stamp for the age group between 16- and 69-year-olds. Licenses cost $22.50 for residents up to age 64. The senior resident fishing license costs $12.50. A New Jersey resident trout stamp runs $10.50, and a nonresident trout stamp would cost out-of-state fishermen $20.Licenses and stamps can be purchased online through the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s website, as well as in person at a number of locations across the state. For Two River residents, the closest stores to purchase a fishing license are Dick’s Sporting Goods in Freehold, and Wal-Mart locations in Freehold and Neptune.Town, Body of Water, and Number of TroutColts Neck, Yellow Brook, 360Englishtown, Englishtown Mill Pond, 1,390Freehold, Topenemus Lake, 1,390Holmdel, Holmdel Park Pond, 690Howell, Echo Lake, 1,170Manasquan, Mac’s Pond, 160Navesink, Garvey’s Pond, 520Ocean, Shark River, 1,850Red Bank, Mohawk Pond, 690Shrewsbury, Hockhocksen Brook, 1,290Spring Lake, Spring Lake, 1,430Wall , Manasquan River, 8,820Wall, Mingamahome Brook, 880West Long Branch, Franklin Lake, 1,170This article was first published in the April 13-20, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Bhatoa, Woods lead Rebels to 9-0 whitewash of Nelson Leafs

first_imgChris Breese and Darren Medeiros also scored for the Rebels, which held period leads of 4-0 and 7-0.The Rebels chased newly signed netminder Zachery Babin from the Leaf nets midway through the second period after Woods scored to make the score 6-0.Babin was acquired before the December 1 BC Hockey roster deadline from the Princeton Posse in an exchange for future considerations.Castlegar out shot Nelson 33-31 in the game.Nelson, clinging to a one-point lead over Grand Forks Border Bruins in the battle for third spot in the Murdoch Division, travels to Kimberley Friday for a game against the defending KIJHL champs before returning home Saturday for a date against Columbia Valley Rockies.Next up for Castlegar is a game Friday against Eddie Mountain Fernie Ghostriders in the East Kootenay City. The Nelson Leafs perhaps suffered its worst defeat in franchise history as rival Castlegar Rebels put a 9-0 beat-down on the Green and White in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday night in the Sunflower City.Mike Bhatoa scored four times and had six points while Tayden Woods scored the hat-trick and finished with five to lead the pasting of the Leafs, losers of two straight and nine of the last 12 games.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has stated that government policy is making the richer even richer and the poor even poorer.Deputy Doherty was speaking in response to the findings of an ERSI report which provides an analysis of Budget 2015 on households.Speaking from Leinster House today, the Donegal TD said that the Government should be ashamed of themselves for devising and implementing budgetary policies that disproportionately impact low-income earners. He said: “The ERSI clearly shows that under this government, the poorer you are the more you suffer and the richer you are the more you prosper.“According to this report, Budget 2015 benefits the top 40% of earners to the detriment of the bottom 60%. That is outrageous.“The Government spin about this budget protecting the vulnerable and low/middle income earners have been badly exposed in this report.“Fine Gael and the Labour Party have nowhere to hide in relation to the poverty-fostering nature of Budget 2015. “The cold, clear reality is here in the details of the ERSI report.Deputy Doherty continued: “This government is no friend to the poor and the vulnerable in our society.“The fact that the Labour Party is prepared to stand over such policy is further evidence of just how detached they have become from the interests & concerns of ordinary working people.“We have to again ask the question – what is the point of the Labour Party in Government?“Not even a change in party leader has halted Labour’s transformation into nothing more than a mud-guard for the cruelest of ring-wing measures. “The poor and those struggling to make ends meet are not safe as long as this government remains in power.”RICH GET RICHER AND POOR GETTING POORER – DOHERTY was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:budget 2015ESRI reportPearse Doherty TDSinn Feinlast_img read more