Assen Yordanov

first_img Dina Daskalopoulou Greece Find out more Europe – Central AsiaBulgaria The news website that Assen Yordanov founded with Atanas Chobanov in October 2010 quickly made a name for itself with exclusives about corruption, flaws in the judicial system and collusion between politicians and organized crime in Bulgaria. A few months later, it became the official WikiLeaks partner for the publication of leaked US diplomatic cables about Bulgaria and its Balkan neighbours. In the summer of 2011, Yordanov began organizing courses for local journalists on protecting communications against the phone tapping and hacking that is often practiced by the Bulgarian authorities. The site survives thanks to the enthusiasm of its journalists and to fundraising initiatives. Advertisers obviously steer clear of it because they fear upsetting the powerful people targeted by its investigative reporting. Follow the news on Bulgaria Ismail Saymaz Turkey Find out more Nuriddin Karshiboev Tajikistan Find out more Information hero Assen Yordanov Europe – Central AsiaBulgaria center_img Help by sharing this information Lirio Abbate Italy Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Lukpan Akhmedyarov Kazakhstan Find out more See morelast_img read more

Late appeal lodged against return of Corbett children to Ireland

first_imgJason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain deal Family of Jason Corbett “devastated” after receiving “bombshell” news his killers will get bail after being offered “manslaughter” plea deal Advertisement Facebook Email Twitter Brother of slain Jason Corbett writes to US President expressing “dismay” at DA’s plea bargain offer to killers WhatsApp Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articlePatrickswell to benefit from renewal schemeNext articleEclectic live programme for Lime Tree venues Staff Reporter TAGSfeaturedjack and sarahJason Corbett No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up HAVING left the US courtroom in tears following the decision of Judge April Woods to dissolve proceedings, Molly Martens, the stepmother of the Jack and Sarah Corbett has lodged a late appeal against the return of the children to Ireland.On Tuesday night last having been awarded guardianship of the two children by Clerk for the Davidson County Superior Court, Tracey and David Lynch went to court on Thursday for what was to be confirmation of the earlier decision.Judge April Woods dissolved the cases of Molly Martens paving the way for Tracey and David to return home to Ireland with the two children of Jason Corbett who was killed in his home on August 2 last.Molly Martens and her father, retired FBI agent Thomas Martens are described by police as “persons of interest” in the case as Mr Corbett was killed following a blow to the head in “domestic disturbance”. It later was filed by police as an assault and Mr Martens who alerted the emergency services said he was in an argument with his son in law and hit him with a baseball bat.Leaving court on Thursday, Ms Martens was said to be in floods of tears and in another late development, her legal team filed an appeal on the decision of the court.However, in this tragic twist, the Corbett family were only informed of the development on Friday morning.John Corbett, Jason’s brother, who was speaking on Limerick’s Live95fm, said the decision to appeal is very calculating,“It just shows you the pure callousness and coldness of the Martens family, especially Molly Martens in this desperate attempt to try and prevent my brother’s children to return to their true family because a senior family court judge decided that the long term future and care of Sarah and Jack would be the most beneficial with his true family in Ireland”.He said the latest actions were “cruel”, and that Ms Marten should not have taken it this far.John Corbett claimed that there is only one reason why Molly Martens has lodged the appeal.“The only reason, the whole family feels, that Molly Martens is desperately trying to get custody of my nephew and niece is because there is a possible pending criminal prosecution against her and other members of her family for the murder of my brother.“It’s a very very sinister agenda indeed.”The appeal goes against the comments of the Clerk of the superior court whose decision is below.The Corbett family have now been put on hold again from returning to Ireland to bury their brother and the family are said to be again traumatised on this latest twist. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsBreaking newsLate appeal lodged against return of Corbett children to IrelandBy Staff Reporter – August 21, 2015 1379 Shannondoc operating but only by appointmentlast_img read more

USS Mesa Verde Reaches Qualification Level Milestone

first_img August 12, 2014 USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) celebrated its 131st Sailor to qualify as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) since deploying in February, bringing the overall qualification level of the ship to 83 percent. Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Level USS Mesa Verde Reaches Qualification Level Milestone View post tag: milestone View post tag: americas View post tag: Navalcenter_img The high percent of qualification is not only a milestone for the ship, but for the Sailors as well, as many feel becoming ESWS qualified is one way to improve and their naval career in a significant way. In accordance with NAVADMIN 268/10, the Navy mandates that all Sailors receive their primary warfare pin no later than 30 months after reporting aboard a warfare qualifying command.“It is more than doing your required qualifications, it is about the ship’s survivability,” said Electronics Technician 1st Class Sean Spitzer, one of the command ESWS coordinators. “It is big for a Sailor’s career. This program is one that a Sailor both needs to and should want to do.”The ESWS program aims to provide Sailors with basic knowledge about the ship to which they are assigned, from damage control to engineering and combat systems to ship operations. The program also includes naval history and heritage to help Sailors gain a better perspective about the Navy.Prior to deployment, the ship’s Command Master Chief (CMC) David Twiford and command coordinators Chief Hospital Corpsman Justin Rains, Electronics Technician 1st Class Sean Spitzer and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Eugene Williams took on the task of redeveloping the program. They looked for opportunities to improve the ability of Sailors to both learn and retain information in a way that would conform to a busy deployment schedule.“We took everything and made it a more clear and concise outline for Sailors to follow,” said Rains.Before beginning the ESWS program, Sailors have to complete pre-requisite training in general shipboard living, including quarterdeck watches, fire fighting, pipe patching, maintenance and sentry guard lookout. When Sailors have learned these basic core elements, they move on to training sessions focusing on the fundamentals of each department and collecting signatures on their Personnel Qualification Standard (PQS). These signatures mark their progress through the departments and prove the required training has been completed.“It is hard and it is supposed to be hard,” said Spitzer. “Sailors are supposed to learn a lot, and retain a lot, of information to help the overall war fighting capability of the ship.”Mesa Verde is a part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, August 12, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Navy View post tag: reaches View post tag: Qualification View post tag: USS Mesa Verde Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Mesa Verde Reaches Qualification Level Milestone Share this articlelast_img read more