January 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal News Help by sharing this information Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections to go further October 30, 2020 Find out more February 5, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia May 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police cordon set up around newspaper Set KZ publishers Organisation Follow the news on Kazakhstan Kazakh police on 20 May 2005 threw a cordon around Vremya-Print, the publishers that print the newspaper Set KZ, formerly Respublika that has been banned on the orders of the culture ministry. The 8am operation was designed to ensure the newspaper did not appear. The newspaper‚s journalists held a press conference later the same day to protest against the decision that they say is completely illegal, since Set KZ has obtained all the necessary legal documents to be registered.————————————————————6 May 2005 Appeal to president after closure of major opposition newspaperReporters Without Borders has protested in a letter to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev against the Kazakh authorities’ decision to close opposition weekly Respublika and its sister papers Respublika Delovoe Obozrenie and Respublika Analitichesky Ezhenedelnik. “This order to close a major opposition newspaper, through a highly dubious court ruling, constitutes a serious attack on pluralism of information in Kazakhstan,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said in the 6 May letter. “Reporters Without Borders is concerned about this escalating deterioration in press freedom. A climate of repression towards the opposition should not be allowed to take hold in the country, following the overthrow of the regime of President Askar Akayev in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, for fear of seriously destabilising the entire republic of Kazakhstan.””We call on (President Nazarbayev) to immediately put an end to these unacceptable pressures and this hounding by the courts of a major opposition weekly. The legal system cannot be used as a tool in hands of the executive to silence dissident voices. This is not worthy of a democratic country.”The appeal court on 4 May upheld the decision of the Almaty regional court on 25 March 2005, ordering the liquidation of the company Bastau, owner of Respublika., a decision already protested by Reporters Without Borders. The opposition weekly and Bastau now have ten days to lodge an appeal against the decision before the Supreme Court.They were taken to court for having picked up in an article carried by Respublika Delovoe Obozrenie on 20 January 2005 an interview with Vladimir Jirinovsky, leader of the Russian nationalist party Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), in which he criticised Kazakhstan’s policies towards its Russian neighbour. An editorial in Respublika agreed with Jirinovsky’s remarks, which led to the authorities charging the paper with “violating the integrity of the Republic of Kazakhstan.” The Ministry of Information, Culture and Sport sent a notice to the paper on 5 May ordering its immediate closure based on the ruling of the appeal court without further explanation. In fact, Respublika Analitichesky Ezhenedelnik, sister paper of the opposition weekly, changed proprietor in February and no longer belongs to Bastau. The edict closing the newspaper is therefore completely illegal.The ruling was sent to all publishing houses in Almaty as well as to all distribution companies in central Kazakhstan. The weekly’s editor, Irina Petrushova, who has been living in exile in Russia since 2002 after receiving death threats, has decided to cancel the paper’s next edition. It was devoted to the assassination attempt against opposition leader Jarmahan Tuyakbay, in Shymkent in the south of the country.Respublika was forced to halt publication in similar circumstances in May 2002, when following a complaint from the Culture ministry, the firm PR-Konsalting, the paper’s previous owner, had been liquidated. News News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her
BioTek Instruments,This morning at the Opening Ceremonies of the Vermont Business & Industry EXPO, organized by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Governor Jim Douglas presented the highly anticipated Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award to BioTek Instruments, Inc of Winooski. BioTek is the 20th winner of this annual award that was conceived by Vermont Business Magazine and the Chamber in 1990.In an effort to recognize and honor Vermont s best companies, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine created the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award in 1990. Named for the former Governor of Vermont, this annual award honors a Vermont business that shows an outstanding history of sustained growth while displaying an acute awareness of what makes Vermont unique.BioTek Instruments, Inc. is a privately held and family-run business that was founded in 1968. The organization develops instruments used to facilitate the drug recovery process and to aid in the advancement of life science research. This evolving company is committed to continued financial growth, the welfare of its employees and reducing the company s impact on the environment, making it a strong contender for this prestigious award. BioTek s dedication to its employees, the community, and the environment is impressive, said Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. This company exemplifies the spirit of Vermont business and is most deserving of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business distinction.Aside from the Winooski location, BioTek maintains offices in Germany, France, Switzerland, the UK, Singapore, China, and India. All locations combined employ nearly 300 people, 259 of whom are located in Vermont. Since 2005, a 52 percent increase in its workforce encouraged BioTek to build a cutting-edge laboratory, adding 8,000 square feet to the Winooski property. With growing workforce numbers, the employee record reports an impressive retention rate with the average tenure of a BioTek employee exceeding 10 years and 18 percent averaging more than 20 years.The company has also shown great strides in sales and growth over the past five years. Since 2005, BioTek sales have increased 78 percent, a striking number given the recent economy. BioTek has demonstrated many unique qualities that made it stand out in the crowded field of applicants seeking this highly respected award, said John Boutin, Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine. The company s proven track record of success is to be commended.BioTek management offers an open-door policy for the staff, encouraging thoughts on policy adjustments to decrease costs or increase employee satisfaction. Annual reviews are holistically approached, based on the individual in the present, past and with a focus on the future. BioTek also promotes continued education by offering 100 percent tuition reimbursement and a Bonus Pool that pays a uniform amount to each person, since every employee is considered an equal contributor to the company.BioTek s commitment to employees is apparent and so is its dedication to the community. The organization encourages all staff to participate in community programs in order to strengthen the bond with the local community.Listed in the top five principals of BioTek s mission statement is a pledge to reduce the company s overall impact on the environment. In 2008, the company created a team of employees dedicated to continually promoting employee involvement in cleaning up its procedures. The Green Team coordinates with Efficiency Vermont and Chittenden Solid Waste District to ensure the preservation of Vermont s natural environment. Since the team was established, BioTek expanded its original recycling program, upgraded its buildings to meet strict environmental codes, created a composting policy and switched to recycled, compostable materials. Employees are also encouraged to carpool to work or receive financial reimbursement for using a bicycle.In order for a business to win the award, they must show growth in sales or employment, commitment of company resources for participation in community projects, encouragement of employees to be involved in community events, recognition of the importance of the environment to the state as a natural and economic resource, and addressing employee concerns/needs to create a positive work environment for all employees. The business must have also been based in Vermont for at least 10 years.Many Vermont companies exemplify the standards by which the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business Award nominees are judged, but only three could be distinguished as finalists for this 20 year-old award. The three finalists for this year s Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business Award were: BioTek Instruments, Inc. of Winooski, The Foley Family of Companies of Rutland, and Small Dog Electronics of Waitsfield.Photo 1: BioTek Instruments, Inc. receives the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award presented by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine during the Opening Ceremonies of EXPO. From the left: Governor Jim Douglas, Adam Alpert Vice President of BioTek, Briar Alpert President and CEO of BioTek, John Boutin-Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine, and Betsy Bishop-President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.Photo 2: BioTek Instruments, Inc. receives the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award presented by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine during the Opening Ceremonies of EXPO. From the left: Governor Jim Douglas, Briar Alpert President and CEO of BioTek, Adam Alpert Vice President of BioTek, and John Boutin-Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine.Photo 3: Vermont Business & Industry EXPO Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting. From the left: Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop, Governor Jim Douglas, and Vermont Chamber Board Chair Mark Saba.The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the largest state-wide private, not-for-profit business organization represents nearly every sector of the state’s corporate/hospitality community. Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.Source: Vermont Chamber of Commerce. 5.26.2010###
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Fears of an Amazon “invasion” in financial services have reached a fever pitch. One Financial Brand article reported that banks and credit unions are “bracing for the Amazon doomsday.”Does Amazon–and other big tech companies, for that matter–really have that much of an advantage coming into the banking market? A new report, titled Big Tech in Finance: Opportunities and Risks, from the Bank for International Settlements, addresses that very question.Why Would Big Tech Get Into Banking?The report points out that the business model of “big techs” (i.e., Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Tencent) rest on attracting a large number of providers and consumers and that:
On this day, the 18th of December 1996, the national football “A” team of BiH played a friendly match against one of the best football teams of the world, the national team of Brazil. For some it represented the beginning of sports life in BiH, after the country emerged from the four years of defensive – liberation war.Brazil won this match with the result 1: 0, but the team of BiH played very well.The match was played in Manaus and it was watched by around 20,000 spectators. Scorer of the only goal of the match was popular Ronaldo, and he scored in the 67th minute.For the selection of Brazil played:Zetti, Cafu, Goncalves, Cruz, Roberto II (Junior II 73,), Conceicao (Ricardinho I 46.), Leandro, Denilson III, Djalminha (Rodrigo II 73.), Giovanni (Oseas 77.), Ronaldinho.For the selection of BiH played:Dedić, Geca, Pintul, Ramčić, Kapetanović, Glavaš (Dadić 78.), Begic (Musić 62.), Beširević, Šabić (Turković 70.), Bolić, Salihamidžić (Osmić 78.).Coach of BH team was Fuad Muzurovic.(Source: nap.ba)
I have never been buying nothing about you fam. You a joke. And after our private convo full of back pedaling you will never have my respect 🤡 https://t.co/do0yxFgUju— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) August 10, 2020Lillard has been riding high on an individual level of late as he tries to drag Portland into the playoffs. He scored 51 points in a 124-121 win over the 76ers on Sunday, three days after dropping 45 in a win over the Nuggets.Entering Monday, the Trail Blazers were a half-game out of the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. They’ll finish the season with games against the Mavericks and Nets, currently listed as 7-seeds in the Western and Eastern conferences, respectively.Portland is 4-2 during the NBA’s restart in Orlando. On Monday, Lillard blasted professional TV nonsense merchant Skip Bayless after the Fox Sports 1 host said he didn’t believe in the Trail Blazers point guard. Lillard alluded to a private conversation he had with Bayless in which Bayless acted far less tough than he does as a commentator.MORE: How the Pacers stole T.J. Warren from Suns”I’m still not buying “Dame Time” and apparently the Clippers aren’t either,” Bayless tweeted early on Monday.Lillard’s response: Damian Lillard doesn’t hold back when people disrespect him. The question usually isn’t whether he’ll respond, but how.Sometimes it’s via diss track, like the one he directed at Kings big man Marvin Bagley Jr. Other times it’s a mere social media shot.