Small bomb goes off outside apartment of journalist who wrote book about Kremlin

first_img News February 3, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Small bomb goes off outside apartment of journalist who wrote book about Kremlin News RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the explosive device that went off yesterday on the landing outside the apartment of journalist Elena Tregubova, the author of a much-discussed book about the Kremlin published last year.The organisation said the incident should be taken seriously and asked state prosecutor Vladimir Ustinov to ensure that investigators do not readily give up their enquiries. Tregubova said she thought the bombing was intended as a “warning” just a few weeks before the 14 March presidential election.Tregubova said the device went off just as she was getting ready to leave her apartment. Placed on the door of an unoccupied neighbouring apartment, it caused some damage but no injuries. Tregubova said she had just spoken by telephone with the driver of the taxi waiting for her outside when the explosion took place. She said she assumed her telephone was very probably tapped.The police initially refused to register Tregubova’s complaint. They estimated that the device consisted of just 50 to 100 grams of explosive and said this would not have been enough to kill her. Today, after the attack was reported in the press, the city of Moscow’s internal affairs department said she could file a complaint after all.Tregubova pointed out that there is a police post in the ground-floor of her building and voiced amazement that someone could set off a bomb in broad daylight in the centre of Moscow and just walk away.She said she had not received any threats, but had been puzzled by a phone call she received last week from someone claiming to work at Moscow’s Cheremetevo airport. The caller had asked her for her address in order to forward a package that had supposedly arrived for her from an American company. She never heard anything more about the package. Tregubova is a former Kremlin correspondent for the daily Izvestia and a former contributor to the daily Kommersant. Her book, called “Tales of a Kremlin Digger,” is a collection of anecdotes about the Kremlin. The national television channel NTV was to have dedicated a segment of its programme “Namedni” to the book on 17 November. But just a few hours before it was due to go out on the air in the Moscow region, the segment was cancelled by NTV director Nikolai Senkevich.Senkevich denied that he was forced to withdraw the item on Tregubova’s book and said the decision was taken simply because the book was too vulgar for this kind of programme. But both Tregubova and the programme’s producer, Andrei Shilov, attributed it to political censorship. News to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the explosive device that went off yesterday on the landing outside the apartment of journalist Elena Tregubova, the author of a much-discussed book about the Kremlin published last year. Tregubova said she thought the bombing was intended as a “warning” just a few weeks before the 14 March presidential election. Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 28, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Senate asks University to eliminate single-use plastic

first_imgThe student body senate passed a resolution Wednesday formally requesting that the University eliminate single-use plastic on campus. The resolution was drawn up by junior  student body vice president Patrick McGuire and sophomore director of sustainability Juliette Kelley. The resolution calls on the University to permanently halt the sale and provision of all single-use plastics across campus. This includes single-use plastic containers, water bottles, straws and bags available at facilities such as Grab ‘n Go, Duncan Student Center restaurants, the Hammes Bookstore and other locations. The resolution reasoned the University has already begun the process of eliminating single use plastic through the distribution and use of Ozzi reusable food containers and reusable water bottles. Before the resolution passed, senior and Keough senator James Bathon recommended adding a period of time for the University to phase out the current structure to the resolution.“Just putting a hard stop [to the use of single-use plastic] could be very, very drastic on the system,” he said.Sophomore and Keenan senator Luke Sheridan-Rabideau agreed the transition would be difficult but said the transition period is not as important as the issue itself.“I feel like we are not necessarily imposing a hard stop on them,’’ Sheridan-Rabideau said. “I think we are sending a message that this is something we want to happen,”After further questioning, the resolution passed. In an interview after the senate meeting, Kelley said the changes peer institutions have recently implemented really prompted the drafting of this resolution.“Vanderbilt was a big one,” she said. “They got rid of all plastic wattle bottles on campus.”Further statistics and sources used in the drafting of the resolution came from research reflecting action at Purdue University, which is piloting a reusable silverware campaign, and Princeton University, which has eliminated the use of plastic straws. Kelley also wanted to engage the senate and the student body with this resolution.“So the hope is to bring [the resolution] to the forefront of people’s attention, that this is something that is going on on campus, and we can keep moving forward with it,” she said.Kelley has spoken to members of the administration regarding the issue, conversing with departments such as Campus Dining, including Campus Dining senior director Chris Abayasinghe, as well Office of Sustainability personnel such as senior director of sustainability Carol Mullaney and associate program manager Caitlin Jacobs. “They’ve been working really hard to take some steps like getting rid of plastic straws and introducing reusable containers in places like Garbanzo,” Kelley said. “So hearing from them and the stuff they have been working towards with this was really cool. I thought it would be great to advertise some of it in senate and put forth in trying to support more of these initiatives.” This resolution would mainly apply to food services on campus. Chain restaurants such as Starbucks would be impacted differently should the University implement this change.“This would primarily affect places that are Notre Dame Campus Dining,” Kelley said. “So Modern Market and Grab ‘n Go are kinda the two big places where I see this having an impact. Whereas those places [chain restaurants], because they are under a third party contractor, would be more difficult to influence.”Kelley also said these dining options are currently being affected as the University works toward the elimination of plastic straws and taking up more sustainability initiatives. Additionally, the Office of Sustainability’s comprehensive sustainability strategy includes the goals of “decreasing unnecessary individual water bottle use on campus” and “increasing single-stream recycling rate to approach the overall University 2030 waste diversion goal of 67%.” Kelley said she hopes the resolution itself will inspire change on campus from the University and also the student body.“I have seen resolutions like this make waves,” she said.She spoke of the “Meatless Mondays” resolution that came from last year’s Department of Sustainability, which suspended the serving of meat in dining halls on Mondays but “fell off.’’However, Kelley has hope this resolution will catch on.“I think the most important thing is it starts the discussion in the administration,” she said. “Whether anything will come of it, I don’t know. If it does, it will probably be a very slow process, but we’ve already seen them making progress so hopefully this will help that continue.”Tags: Senate, single-use plastics, sustainabilitylast_img read more

HBO hosts special premiere of ‘How To Die In Oregon’ on April 13 in Williston

first_img# # # As Vermont debates over whether or not to become the next state to pass the Death with Dignity Bill giving terminally ill patients the choice on ending their own lives, HBO will give a sneak preview of the HBO Documentary Film ‘HOW TO DIE IN OREGON’ to an invitation-only audience. Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Award, this film is an extraordinarily powerful, compassionate and intimate exploration of Oregon’s historic and controversial Death with Dignity Act. WHO:                     Filmmaker Peter Richardson will participate in a discussion with moderator Anne Galloway, editor of vtdigger.org. WHEN:                   Wednesday, April 13, 2011                              6:30 p.m. – Screening                              8:15 p.m. ‘ Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Richardson                             WHERE:                 Majestic 10                              190 Boxwood St.                              Williston, VT  05495                           DETAILS:               At the heart of HOW TO DIE IN OREGON are the patients themselves, their families and friends, as they grapple with the legal option they are allowed in Oregon. Among the film’s most affecting stories is that of Cody Curtis, a 54-year-old wife and mother who suffers heroically through a roller coaster of emotions and on-again, off-again symptoms stemming from cancer of the liver’symptoms as debilitating as they are humiliating. After initial surgery seems successful, the cancer returns, prompting Curtis to legally obtain the lethal barbiturates to hold ‘in reserve’ as a final option.                               HOW TO DIE IN OREGON does not shy away from the complexities of the aid-in-dying debate, interviewing doctors on both sides of the issue as well as activists, patients’ families and opinion-makers. Since Oregon became the first state in the nation to pass such a law in 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken advantage of it.                                  HOW TO DIE IN OREGON debuts on May 26 exclusively on HBO at 8 p.m. ET/PTlast_img read more