first_img“I will go to court with my head held high and my back straight,” Salvini said ahead of the vote when it became apparent that a majority would vote against him.This is the second time the Senate has lifted Salvini’s parliamentary immunity over his treatment of rescue ships while interior minister: The chamber did the same in February over a similar case concerning Salvini’s refusal to let 131 migrants rescued at sea disembark, this time keeping them aboard one of Italy’s coast guard ships for six days in July 2019.In both cases, judges still have the power to halt the proceedings altogether. Also On POLITICO Matteo Salvini’s coronavirus slump By Hannah Roberts The race to be Italy’s Nigel Farage By Hannah Roberts The Italian Senate voted Thursday to lift the immunity of former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, paving the way for him to be tried over his handling of boats carrying migrants rescued at sea.While still in his government post in August 2019, the far-right League party leader refused to let 164 migrants disembark in Italy, keeping them aboard the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms for 20 days. Public prosecutors have accused him of kidnapping and negligence, but he was protected from facing trial as he is a senator with immunity.A majority of 149 senators backed the prosecutors’ request, while 141 voted against.last_img read more

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first_imgFile Photo: Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji addresses a press conference on August 28, 2018 at the Kenyan capital Nairobi (Photo by TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images)The state has recovered stolen assets worth $20m from corruption cases, says Kenya’s Public Prosecutor Noordin Haji.However that is only 1% of an estimated $2bn worth of public money involved in high profile corruption cases.In recent years high profile politicians and public servants have been arrested and prosecuted for corruption, including the capital’s,  Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko,  but none has been convicted yet.The Governor who was barred from office after his arrest in December 2019, has denied charges of conspiracy to commit corruption, conflict of interest, failure to comply with procurement laws, unlawful acquisition of public property and laundering.Corruption is a huge drag on the economy and investor confidence in East Africa’s business hub.FILE PHOTO: NAIROBI, KENYA – NOVEMBER 03: Demonstrators, including the Kenya Human Rights Commission, Transparency International in Kenya, and PAWA 254, protest the government not taking measures against corruption and the abuse of funds allocated for health, at Uhuru Freedom Park in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on November 03, 2016.(Photo by Bryan Jaybee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Since taking office in 2013, Kenyatta has repeatedly pledged to tackle graft and over the past year the country’s top prosecutor has charged dozens of officials, including the then sitting finance minister Henry Rotich.Mr Haji spoke to the BBC’s Ferdinand Omondi in Nairobi about his hopes of securing a high-status conviction this year – a challenge put to them publicly by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday during a state speech he gave at his Mombasa residence, Kenya’s coastal region. Sign outside a Nairobi public administration office, Kenya. (Photo by: Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Related Stolen car recovered 22 years latercenter_img Nigeria stolen mace recovered, former senator arrested Angola recovers over $5bn in stolen assetslast_img read more

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first_imgMANILA – Province-based athletes who were strutting their wares in the big leagues in Metro Manila must learn how to make sacrifices and keep their feet on the ground to be successful. “They must also be humble at all times and should always look back on where they come from,” he added. “Another important thing is they must be ready for adjustments, adjustments to their new teammates, coaches and environment.” Following his remarkable career with the Red Warriors, Ravena played for 13 years in the PBA with San Miguel Beermen, Purefoods Hotdogs and KaTropa and won five PBA championships. He also suited up at MBA in 1998 with Pasig Pirates. This was the advice given by TNT KaTropa head coach Ferdinand “Bong” Ravena, who was a former standout of University of San Agustin in Iloilo City before transferring to the University of the East Red Warriors in UAAP. The 50-year-old Ravena, who hails from Barangay Tabucan in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, also advised the parents of provincial-based athletes to always give their 100 percent support.center_img “My advice to provincial players is, if they want to follow their dreams, they must unload all the barriers such as homesick. They need to make sacrifices,” Ravena said in an interview with Sports LANG. “For parents who have children engage in sports, support them 100 percent but there must be discipline,” said Ravena, father of NLEX Road Warriors star Kiefer Ravena, Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Thirdy Ravena and Ateneo Lady Eagles’ Dani Ravena. After retiring from professional basketball in 2005, Ravena served as assistant coach at KaTropa before he was elevated as head coach in 2018, replacing then TNT mentor Nash Racela./PNlast_img read more

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first_img Sport EN 15/01/2015 Instead, Diego Simeone’s boys can earn revenge for the beating Barcelona gave them at the Camp Nou last weekend, provided no shocks occur in the second leg of Barcelona’s game against Elche, the first of which they won 5-0. Goals from Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo were not enough to help Carlo Ancelotti’s men make it through and set up a pair of Clasico fixtures. Barcelona are set to face Atletico Madrid in the next round of the Copa del Rey, after the La Liga Champions eased through against Real Madrid. CET After a 2-0 win in the first leg of their last 16, Atletico striker Fernando Torres netted twice, one in either half, to help his team reach the quarter-finals. Upd. at 21:52 The Rojiblanco were seen off 3-1, thanks to goals from Neymar, Luis Suarez and then Lionel Messi.last_img read more

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