Gov’t Won’t Use Executive Power against Parker

January 14, 2020

first_imgThe government will not exercise executive power against suspended National Port Authority Managing Director, Matilda Parker and her comptroller Christina Kparbar Paelay in the U$1.2M bond, prosecutor Theophilus Gould said yesterday.Cllr. Gould told Criminal Court ‘C’ that the government has executive powers to restrict defendant Parker’s movement, but has decided to use the judicial power to deal with her.“If we wanted to use our executive power, we would have done so, but we are only concerned about the legitimacy of the bond filed and not anything else,” Cllr. Gould said.If the bond is rejected by Judge Peter Gbeneweleh, it means that the two defendants could be re-arrested and held in custody until a new bond is filed.Cllr. Gould’s remarks came immediately after the defense team argued that the Family Dollar Universal Insurance (FDUI) has all legal capacities to service bonds for defendants in the country, contrary to prosecutors’ contention that the company does not have the financial capability to do so.The insurance company (FDUI) secured the bond to prevent the defendants from going to jail and to enable them to appear in court whenever asked to do so.Cllr. Gould asked the court to deny the bond because the company, FDUI, has fewer assets to secure it.He, however, admitted that the company has complied with all legal requirements to bond defendants in the country.Defendants Parker and Paelay are accused by the Liberian government of having siphoned US$837,950, while serving in their respective posts at the NPA.They consequently secured a bond through FDUI to prevent them from being incarcerated until their case could commence.Ruling in the matter yesterday was reserved by the court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Judge sides with troll storm victim in case against neoNazi site Daily

September 10, 2019

first_img Tags Tanya Gersh has been the target of online harassment since December 2016. Dan Chung A federal magistrate judge has recommended that Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, pay more than $14 million in damages for organizing an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against Montana real estate agent Tanya Gersh. Judge Jeremiah Lynch called Anglin’s conduct “egregious and reprehensible” and said Anglin should be ordered to remove any posts from the Daily Stormer that encourage readers to contact Gersh and her family.Lynch’s recommendation was issued Monday and still has to be approved by US District Judge Dana Christensen, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which represented Gersh in the case. A decision is expected after 14 days.”A clear message has been sent to Anglin and other extremists: No one should be terrorized for simply being who they are, and no one should ever be afraid for being who they are,” Gersh said in a release from the SPLC on Monday. “This lawsuit has always been about stopping others from enduring the terror I continue to live through at the hands of a neo-Nazi and his followers, and I wanted to make sure that this never happens to anyone else.”Gersh, who is Jewish, filed a lawsuit against Anglin in April 2017 accusing him of invading her privacy, intentionally inflicting emotional distress and violating Montana’s Anti-Intimidation Act by organizing more than 700 instances of harassment since December 2016. What Facebook and Google say they’re doing to combat… Anglin initiated his attack against Gersh in December 2016 after she was accused of bullying Sherry Spencer, the mother of alt-right leader Richard Spencer, into selling her property. Anglin encouraged his readers to participate in “an old fashioned Troll Storm” and tell Gersh what they thought of her “Jew agenda.” He published her address, telephone number and Twitter handle, as well as contact information for her husband and the Twitter handle of her son.Anglin didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the judge’s recommendation.Earlier this year, Anglin also lost a case brought by Sirius XM radio host Dean Obeidallah. In August 2017, Obeidallah, who is Muslim, sued after a Daily Stormer post said Obeidallah had masterminded a bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Obeidallah was awarded $4.1 million. 0 Now playing: Watch this:center_img Post a comment 13:29 Share your voice Onlinelast_img read more

August 6, 2019

Media research group Kagan has found that digital

first_imgMedia research group Kagan has found that digital entertainment behaviour, rather than demographics, best identifies the profiles of current and future users of SVOD services.The online survey, which consisted of over 1000 internet users in the UK, shows that the make-up of SVOD users tend to skew towards the younger populace, with 50% under the age of 40, while 30% SVOD users are adults at 50+.But as the survey found, demographics aren’t the largest factor in shaping the SVOD user population. Transactional video services that offer online video rentals and purchases show an even stronger correlation with SVOD use.The survey shows that 86% of adults who rent online videos at least once a week, and 52% of those who are infrequent renters (less than once per week) are also frequent SVOD users.Only 38% of internet adults that never rent videos online report using an SVOD seAmong those who access an online catch-up TV service at least once per week, 59% are also frequent users of online subscription services.Overall, over three-quarters (76%) of frequent catch-up TV users also subscribe to an online video service.Among those who never view previously broadcast TV programs online, only 19% have an SVOD subscription.The survey found that 73% of TV Everywhere (TVE) users are also frequent users of SVOD services. TVE users are those accessing online a pay TV operator’s VOD library.Users who do not access pay TV operator video content online tend also not to have an SVOD subs – with 29% claiming to do so.last_img read more