Former minister seeks €230,000 in damages from magazine

first_img October 3, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former minister seeks €230,000 in damages from magazine News Amnesty insult to memory of dictatorship’s victims, including five journalists August 12, 2010 Find out more Receive email alerts Bouterse’s installation as president must not mean impunity for past murders of journalists News April 5, 2012 Find out more Organisation News Reporters Without Borders voices its support for the investigative monthly Parbode, whose publisher, Jaap Hoogendam, is being sued by former public works minister Ramon Abrahams (pictured) over a report about his alleged corrupt practices before he was fired without explanation.Parbode received a letter from Abrahams’ lawyer on 26 August announcing that the former minister was seeking 1 million Surinamese dollars (230,000 euros) in damages and a correction in the magazine’s next issue. A Paramaribo court is due to begin hearing the suit today.“Parbode could be forced to close if the court orders it to pay this amount of damages,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This would not only be devastating for Parbode’s journalists but would also have a deterrent effect on any other publication that might be interested in doing investigative reporting on government officials.“We are also concerned by the fact that, instead of using his right to have his response published in Parbode, Abrahams is demanding a correction, that is to say, he is insisting that the magazine’s reporters retract what they wrote. This would be tantamount to self-censorship. As a public figure, the former minister should expect to be criticized.”This case could be decisive as regards the position that Surinam’s courts take on whistleblowers and respect for the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. One of the former minster’s main charges against Parbode is his claim that the report was not supported by any hard evidence.Parbode responds that the article was based on interviews with businessmen, architects, politicians and members of Abrahams’ own party. The magazine’s editor in chief, Armand Snijders, has said it could not identify its sources because of the harm this would cause them.Widely read in Surinam and the Netherlands, where it is registered, Parbode is one of the few Surinamese publications with investigative reporting and opinion pieces.center_img News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Suriname SurinameAmericas SurinameAmericas RSF_en to go further Newspaper reporter threatened after writing about drug trafficking November 16, 2009 Find out morelast_img read more

Docutech’s Amy Brandt Appointed to CEO

first_img Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 11, 2018 3,059 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected]  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Nicole Casperson Sign up for DS News Daily Docutech’s Amy Brandt Appointed to CEO Home / Daily Dose / Docutech’s Amy Brandt Appointed to CEOcenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Docutech, Idaho Falls, Idaho- and Scottsdale, Arizona-based provider of document, eSign, eClosing, and compliance technology for the mortgage, home equity and consumer lending industries, has named Amy Brandt as its new CEO. Brandt, formerly President and COO, will continue to serve as the company’s president and will assume the CEO role from Founder Ty Jenkins, now the company’s chairman.“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Brandt as Docutech’s new CEO,” said Docutech’s Founder and Chairman Ty Jenkins. “Amy possesses the strategic vision, expertise, tenacity, and exemplary leadership qualities we were seeking for this role and it’s clear she has what it takes to lead Docutech in this exciting next chapter of growth and beyond.”Brandt’s appointment to CEO represents a key development in Docutech’s growth strategy. Recognizing the company’s long-standing document and compliance leadership position and potential for growth, Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, made an investment in Docutech in 2016.As part of a broader ownership structure, an Advisory Board was formed and collaborated in the selection of Brandt as the company’s new CEO. In taking Docutech to the next level, Brandt will drive the company’s strategic vision and lead its growth initiatives by adding new products, entering new market segments and seeking strategic acquisitions.Brandt is a mortgage industry veteran who brings more than 20 years of expertise to the new role. Prior to joining Docutech last spring, she most recently served as president of originations and corporate technology at New Penn Financial, where she oversaw all origination channels, including direct-to-consumer products, third-party originations, and retail.Prior to New Penn Financial, Brandt served as COO of Prospect Mortgage, where she enhanced day-to-day operations and transformed the lender’s technology infrastructure.“I’m thrilled to be at Docutech’s helm during such an exciting time in our industry and to continue to evolve our world-class technology and solutions to transform the way lenders do business and serve their customers,” said Brandt. “I am truly honored to be a part of such an outstanding team that is well poised for success.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Safeguard Properties Launches Next-Generation Multimedia Application Next: Study Says: Rising Rates to Marginally Affect Home Buying Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago DocuTech HOUSING mortgage Movers and Shakers 2018-02-11 Nicole Casperson The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: DocuTech HOUSING mortgage Movers and Shakers in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport & Obituary Notices for Tuesday 6th April

first_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Twitter Main Evening News, Sport & Obituary Notices for Tuesday 6th AprilAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Previous articleCables cut at house in LetterkennyNext article443 new Covid-19 cases and nine more patients have died News Highland Twittercenter_img Main Evening News, Sport & Obituary Notices for Tuesday 6th April Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – April 6, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Homepage BannerNewsPlayback News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Google+last_img read more

Jakarta proposes plan to create bicycle lane on inner-city toll road

first_img“It will be a two-way lane. We’re awaiting the ministry’s permission.”The bicycle lane would come with its own set of traffic barriers and diversion so as to prevent cyclists from veering onto the main toll road, which is designed for motor vehicles, he said.“The western portion of the toll road, from Kebon Nanas to Plumpang [in North Jakarta], will remain [off-limits], so that cyclists may only loop around within a designated area,” Syafrin said.Furthermore, he said the toll-road bike lane would only be open on Sundays from 6 to 9 a.m.The administration has previously sought to open more bike lanes to support cyclists and curb air pollution in the capital city.The need for alternative cycling routes has become more urgent in recent months to prevent Jakarta residents from crowding a single area, such as the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle on Jl. Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Car Free Day, amid COVID-19 concerns. (rfa)Topics : The Jakarta administration has proposed a plan to open a bicycle lane along a portion of the inner-city toll road in a bid to provide the public with an alternative cycling route amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said his office had coordinated with the Public Works and Housing Ministry to convert the shoulder of a toll road that stretches from Kebon Nanas in East Jakarta to Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta into a bike-only lane.“By our initial estimation, [the lane] will span 10 to 12 kilometers,” Syafrin said at City Hall on Wednesday.last_img read more

2017 Observations and Trends

first_imgOf all the observations I made in 2017, here are some of the ones I believe to be most important:Non-Linearity: Both the sales process and the buying process have always been perceived as if they are linear processes. They are not. Because they are both dominated by human beings, they are anything but linear. This will continue to challenge salespeople and their companies well into the future.Opportunity Creation: There has been, and there continues to be, too much of an emphasis on finding ways to create opportunities without having to prospect. This is now an epidemic, and it is one of the primary reasons companies are struggling now.Metrics: Data is important, but it does not speak for itself. It requires interpretation, context. Because we can count things, we believe that those are the things most worth counting. The dashboard has replaced the interactions that provide the context, the insight, and the opportunity for improvement.Efficiency: Thanks in large part to technology, we are focusing on efficiency at the expense of effectiveness. Because we can automate, we believe it is right to do so—even when the outcome is very different than the outcome we need. Human relationships and change management do not lend themselves to automation or technological solutions.Intangibles: Because we desperately want sales to be a process, making it repeatable and certain in a world of uncertainty, we ignore the intangibles. I’m not sure the world is more chaotic than it was during World War II, but I am certain that the attributes and character traits that provided the foundation for success the,n are the same as they are now.Deployment of Resources: You have limited time, limited energy, and limited financial resources with which to produce the results you want. When you allow those resources to be deployed against small things, things that don’t move the needle, you are giving up things that you can never get back. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

29th SEA Games officially open in Kuala Lumpur

first_imgRead Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension China snubs ‘Little Olympics’ opening ceremony in Taiwan MOST READ The opening ceremony took place at National Stadium, which is part of the newly-refurbished sporting facilities of the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.Present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.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 shutoutThe 29th edition of the Games until Aug 30 brings together some 4,900 athletes from 11 countries, namely Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Timor Leste and hosts Malaysia.At stake is 404 gold medals in 38 sports, with ice skating, ice hockey, indoor hockey and cricket being held for the first time. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fireworks explode at the start of the opening ceremony for the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Bukit Jalil stadium in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAKUALA LUMPUR—The opening ceremony of the 29th SEA Games kicked off with a stunning light show at the National Stadium in the Kuala Lumpur Sports City.The procession of the flags of the 11 participating countries together with 320 flags of Malaysia accompanied by a musical performance followed next. Then came the parade of contingents and athletes from the participating countries.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img LATEST STORIES Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Going into the opening ceremony of the biennial extravaganza that carries the theme ‘Rising Together’, Malaysia – with a 111-gold target – has already clinched seven gold, four silver and five bronze medals to top the KL Games medals table so far.The country’s contingent of 844 athletes are counting on the home ground advantage to better the 62 gold medal haul and fourth placing in Singapore two years ago. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori to win ninth Barcelona Open title

first_imgSpaniard Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open for the ninth time on Sunday, equaling Guillermo Vilas’ record of 49 career clay-court titles.Nadal added this title to his trophy from Monte Carlo last week as the 14-time Grand Slam winner regains form on his favorite surface ahead of next month’s French Open.Nishikori had won the tournament for the last two years after early exits by Nadal.In an entertaining clash of the top two seeded players, Nadal proved more decisive under pressure, saving seven of eight break chances in the first set while converting the two chances he got.The Spaniard then bettered Nishikori through several superb rallies to win key points and claim his 69th career title in his 101st final.last_img

No 1 Ohio State stays perfect with win over No 10 Loyola

Redshirt senior middle blocker Driss Guessous takes a set from senior setter Christy Blough in the match against Loyola on Feb. 12. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Lantern reporterThe No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team notched another win on its belt on Saturday, this time against conference foe No. 10 Loyola University in St. John Arena.The Buckeyes improve to 8-0 for the season and 4-0 in Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) conference play after a sweeping the Loyola Ramblers in straight sets, (25-22, 25-18, 25-19). With the loss, the Rambles drop to 7-4 overall and 3-1 in MIVA. The win for OSU puts it atop of the MIVA standings.“They’re playing with confidence,” OSU coach Pete Hanson said. “Right now, we don’t have any glaring weaknesses. There’s some finer points that we’re trying to smooth over and get better at, but for the most part they’re pretty much clicking on all cylinders right now.”After the Buckeyes gained a 9-3 lead at the start of the first set, the Ramblers battled back to tie the score up at 16. OSU then responded with a three-point run. The score stayed within three for the remainder of the set as the Buckeyes clenched the set 25-22.“I didn’t think we were serving the ball real well early on in that set,” Hanson said. “We had a few more errors than what we had been in the last couple of weeks and that kind fed into their momentum a little bit.”The Buckeyes committed seven service errors, more than twice as many as the Ramblers committed in the first set. Both OSU and Loyola were hitting well as both teams attacked at a rate greater than .400. Senior opposite Miles Johnson led the Buckeyes attacking regime with 7 kills and a .700 hitting percentage. Loyola gained its first lead of the night during a 3-0 run to begin the second set. Another Rambler three-point streak tied the score at 10 all. The Buckeyes then amassed a lead as large as seven points as they won the match 25-18.The Buckeyes were able to neutralize the Loyola’s offensive efforts, holding the Ramblers to a .000 attacking rate. OSU combined for five total blocks in the second set while accumulating nine digs. Third set began with back and forth points for the two teams with the score remaining knotted up at 15. OSU closed out the set on a 10-4 run to win 25-19.Three players on the Buckeye squad swung at a rate greater than .400 in the third set. Senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen had the best attacking rate, going .500, while also leading the team in digs with seven.OSU’s win extends its historic winning streak to 36 games, a streak longer than any team in OSU school history that competes in head-to-head competition. The win helps the Buckeyes inch closer to Loyola’s 40-game win streak from the 2014-2015 season and the all-time record of 47 set by UCLA in 1983-1984. “The goal is not to beat the streak,” Szerszen said. “The goal is to get the national championship. That’s the most important thing and then if the streak comes along it’s even better.”The Buckeyes are back in action Friday against conference opponent Quincy University. First serve is at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

Mens hockey Ohio State opens NCAA tournament with No 2 overall seed

Ohio State senior forward Nick Schilkey takes a shot on net against Wisconsin in a Big Ten tournament semifinal in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on March 17. Credit: Courtesy of Ric KruszynskiAfter locking up its first NCAA tournament appearance in eight years, the Ohio State men’s hockey team — the No. 4 seed in the West region — travels to Fargo, North Dakota, to take on the No. 2 overall seed Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the first round.For a third time this season, the Buckeyes will be without senior defenseman Josh Healey, who was suspended for two games by the Big Ten conference Monday as a result of a game misconduct penalty that occurred against Wisconsin on March 17 in the Big Ten tournament.Although Healey is a key piece to his defense, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said the Scarlet and Gray continue to hold a “next man up” mentality in these types of situations. Despite their lack of experience, Rohlik said that younger defensemen, such as freshmen Gordi Meyer and Matt Miller, will be vital in the absence of his skillful senior on the backline.“These guys have played all year with us. They know what we want to do and how we want to play,” Rohlik said. “At the end of the day, these two guys have played a lot of minutes for us this year, and I have all the confidence in the world that they’re going to go up there and do their job.”With a poised Healey out of the lineup, senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey emphasized that the Buckeye forwards will have to occasionally backtrack to help out the OSU backline — and echoed his coach’s belief in the younger members of the Scarlet and Gray to step up when needed on defense against the Bulldogs’ impressive offense.“I think the biggest thing is making sure that us as forwards, we focus on getting back and helping (the defense) out,” Schilkey said. “It’s a good opportunity for some other (defensemen) to step up, too, and I think some guys are going to relish in that opportunity.”Minnesota-Duluth enters this matchup behind a strong core that has made the NCAA tournament for a third-straight year, and ranks as the No. 8 scoring offense in the nation at more than 3.42 goals per game. Senior winger Alex Iafallo and sophomore forward Adam Johnson have each registered 45 and 36 points this season, respectively.Additionally, the Bulldogs’ defense also ranks among the best in the nation at No. 11 in the statistics, mainly behind the play of freshman goaltender Hunter Miska and sophomore defenseman Neal Pionk — who Rohlik calls a “difference maker” on the ice.Despite Minnesota-Duluth’s overall depth and abilities in all facets of the game, Rohlik said his team isn’t looking to make any changes to its game plan, and is trying to stick to what propelled the Buckeyes to their first 20-win season since 2009.“You wouldn’t say they’ve got a lot of weaknesses looking at them, but they’re as beatable as anybody else,” Rohlik said. “They’ve got to go out and play the game, and we’ve got to go out and play the game for 60 minutes — and we’re going to go empty the tanks and go in there with confidence.”With this being the first NCAA tournament appearance for the players on his roster, and possibly the final game in an OSU jersey for his seven seniors, Rohlik said his biggest message to his team this week has been to appreciate what they have accomplished this season and what they have done for the program during their time in Columbus. Ultimately, however, the collective goal of the Buckeyes is to survive and advance.“We’re not satisfied with just going up there and being a part of it, but it’s also a big reason why you work this hard to have this experience and enjoy it,” Rohlik said. “We’re going to enjoy it, but to enjoy it, you’ve got to go up there and try to win hockey games.”Puck drop  for the first round Friday night is set for 6:30 p.m at Scheels Arena. read more

Football JT Barrett named Big Ten Quarterback of the Year

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) looks to throw a pass in the first quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn J.T. Barrett’s final season at Ohio State, the redshirt senior added yet another title to his cluttered resume Thursday when the Big Ten announced he had been named the Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year.It is the third time in Barrett’s four-year career that he was honored with the recognition. He won the award last season and in his redshirt freshman season at quarterback during the 2014 campaign. Barrett is the first three-time captain in program history, and is the holder of 24 Ohio State and Big Ten records.This season, Barrett has enjoyed another strong campaign, completing 217-of-328 passes (66.2 percent) for 2,728 yards. He also has 33 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions. The dual-threat quarterback has also continued to show his mobility this season, rushing 130 times for 672 yards and scoring nine times. read more