Man Utd match-winner Cavani risks FA investigation with racially insensitive social media post
Edinson Cavani may be the subject of an investigation from the Football Association after allegedly using a racially offensive term in a social media post.The Manchester United striker came off the bench to fire his side to a 3-2 win against Southampton on Sunday.The Red Devils were 2-0 down when the Uruguay international came off the bench for the second half and set up Bruno Fernandes to pull one back before heading in two of his own to seal the three points deep in stoppage time.The 33-year-old shared some of the positive messages he received from fans in the wake of the victory and respond...
Turkey opens investigation into EU inspection of cargo ship
The Public Prosecutor's Office in Turkey's capital of Ankara has opened an investigation into the interception and inspection of Turkish ship Roseline A carried out by the European Union (EU)'s Operation IRINI.The prosecution office announced in a statement on Friday that although there was no permission to search the cargo vessel in open waters on 22 November, it was inspected in violation of international regulations.The prosecution indicated that it had opened an investigation into the incident.The IRINI command centre stated on Monday that its forces searched a Turkish cargo ship in the Me...
The Middle East Monitor
Trump pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to FBI over Russia
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he had pardoned Michael Flynn, the former security advisor whose lies about his Russian contacts spurred the troubling investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Moscow.The pardon, which was expected, came in the final weeks of Trump's presidency, two years of which was spent fighting the allegations that Trump had overseen and sought to cover up a dangerous scheme of cooperation with Russia. It was the first of several possible pardons that analysts think Trump could extend to political aides and allies before he steps down o...
State confirms wider investigation into Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida’s top law enforcement agency confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony over a wider range of issues than it acknowledged six months ago.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in May that it was conducting a “preliminary investigation” into allegations that Tony lied on an affidavit to become sheriff.Now, in a court document filed Tuesday, an FDLE inspector reveals that the investigation also involves “other undisclosed matters that will remain confidential.”Inspector Keith Riddick did not elaborate in his affidavit, e...
Michigan AG confirms investigation into threats against Wayne County canvassers
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says her office is “actively investigating threats” made against members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, two Republican board members, initially blocked the certification of results in Wayne County last week before agreeing to validate them and request an audit. Their initial opposition drew frustration from Democrats and their later decision to certify drew frustration from Republicans.“We will investigate any credible complaints of threats to government officials, elected or appointed, and will...
The Detroit News
What would a state-owned Amazon look like? Ask Argentina
In October, a historical US Congressional investigation into big tech published its report, in which it proposed a raft of new regulations to rein in the power of tech giants like Amazon. But what if, beyond regulations, the US introduced a new online marketplace that delivered low prices to consumers, lower costs for merchants and living wages for workers in e-commerce?Last October, Argentina announced the creation of an online marketplace called “Correo Compras” to be run by a state-owned company, Correo Argentino, which is also the country’s official postal service.Argentina has been severe...
Pioneering FOI peer calls for investigation into ‘Orwellian’ Cabinet Office unit
A Labour peer who was instrumental in the Freedom of Information Act becoming law has called on the government to launch an investigation into a controversial unit that screens journalists’ FOI requests and obstructs the release of sensitive information.As openDemocracy has revealed, the Cabinet Office runs a Freedom of Information ‘Clearing House’ that instructs other Whitehall departments on how to respond to requests. It also shares personal information about journalists in ways experts say could be breaking the law.Lord Clark of Windermere described the Clearing House operation "outrageous...
Govt. sits on Botswana Railways accident report
Botswana Railways (BR) Board Chairman Adolphe Hirschfeld has revealed that the BR Accident Report is complete and has been handed to government to act on it.The report was done following an investigation into an accident in which a BR passenger train derailed on the 10th of December in 2019 killing two of its employees, a Trainman and a Permanent Way Inspector.The passenger train which was carrying 395 passengers including crew members was heading to Francistown from Gaborone. Two crew members and three passengers sustained minor injuries.Responding to media questions during a SARA(Southern Af...
BELIZE-CRIME-Guns stolen from police station.
Police have launched both a criminal and an internal investigation to determine how several firearms including four nine-millimeter pistols, two rifles and a 12-gauge pump action shotgun were stolen during a burglary at the Succotz Police Station, a Maya village in the Cayo District.The police have offered a reward of BDZ$2,000 (One Belize dollar=US$0.49 cents) for information that could lead to the recovery of the weaponsHead of the National Crimes Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett, confirmed that the robbery, saying “the investigation at this time has show...
Cult Clashes Claim 92 Lives In 9 Months
At least 92 lives were lost as a result of clashes between rival cult groups in different parts of the country between February and November this year, an investigation by Daily Trust reveals.This is besides hundreds of cultists arrested by security operatives.Experts that spoke to the Daily Trust Saturday described “cult” as a group of people associated together for various aims.Findings show that while some of the clashes occurred on university campuses, others were recorded in different communities in 15 states across the country, especially in the wake of the #EndSARS protest.Among the vic...