BEN appoints new Chief Executive

first_img David Main has been appointed as the Chief Executive at BEN, the automotive industry charity. He is currently Chief Executive of the Civil Service Benevolent Fund and will take over from Christopher Macgowan, who is acting as Interim Chief Executive, on 26 January 2009.Main qualified as an accountant before joining the BOC Group where he headed up the UK healthcare operation. In 1997 he was appointed the first non-lawyer Chief Executive of a regional law firm before joining the Civil Service Benevolent Fund, his first move into the charity Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 21 October 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BEN appoints new Chief Executivelast_img read more

Editor of only opposition newspaper killed in suspicious accident

first_img BelarusEurope – Central Asia News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Follow the news on Belarus Help by sharing this information May 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says to go furthercenter_img News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more News July 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of only opposition newspaper killed in suspicious accident The editor of the sole opposition paper in the small Russian republic of Bashkiria died on 20 July from serious injuries received when his car crashed into a lorry. Firat Valeyev, who edited Vechernu Neftekamsk, had often had threats and his colleagues suspected a contract killing.The paper, published outside the republic for the past seven years, had often printed articles sharply criticising Bashkir President Murtaza Rakhimov and denouncing government corruption.”We fear that no serious investigation will be made into this suspicious accident in Bashkiria,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Russian general prosecutor Vladimir Ustinov. “Threats to journalists have reached an unprecedented level in the Russian regions,” he said. “In some republics, the authorities use violence to silence opposition journalists with complete impunity and local courts often protect those responsible.””So we ask you to take up the cases of killings and suspect accidents involving journalists and with which local officials are thought to be connected. The security of regional journalists is too serious a threat to Russian democracy for you not give the matter your priority,” Ménard said.Ustinov asked regional prosecutors on 12 July to crack down on violations of press freedom by regional and local authorities.last_img read more

‘IT’S DU30’S ORDER’ Espenido transfer response to Bacolod’s drug woes

first_imgIfhe lands at the RDEU, Espenido said he would prioritize high-value drugsuspects such as Ernesto Bolivar of Pototan, Iloilo. Espenido led the drug raid that killedOzamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, his wife and several others in July 2017.He was the police chief in Albuera, Leyte when then mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.,who was detained for charges of illegal drugs and illegal possession offirearms, was killed in his cell in November 2016. MANILA – It was President RodrigoDuterte himself who ordered the transfer of controversial Police Major JovieEspenido from Northern Mindanao to Western Visayas. It was the ChiefExecutive’s response to Bacolod City’s problem, particularly on illegal drugs,according to Malacañang. Espenido is expected to report to thePolice Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) in Iloilo City next week. His projectedassignment is the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO). His specific post,however, remains unclear. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said the President received a lot of reports about the illegal drugproblem in Bacolod City. It was found out that Espenido, thenwith the rank of Chief Inspector, was not yet qualified to become the directorof a police office; he could only be a chief of a police of station. In Aug. 28, 2017 Espenido wasreassigned by the President from Ozamiz City to Iloilo City that he branded as“most shabulized.” Espenido could also be leading theantidrug unit of the PRO-6, the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU). President Rodrigo Duterte and Police Major Jovie Espenido Iloilo City is a highly-urbanizedcity. To head the Iloilo City Police Office, a police officer should have therank of a Police Colonel./PN By ADRIAN STEWART CO and RUBY SILUBRICO The reassignment, however, wasrecalled just days after by Duterte himself who said he was giving in to therequests of the residents of Ozamiz City not to transfer Espenido yet.

 In January this year, PresidentDuterte sacked five Bacolod police officers whom he accused of protecting drugsyndicates. He also took potshots at a city councilor. He quoted the President as saying, “‘Kaya nga nag-ano si Espenido. ‘Yan angresponse ko diyan sa problema ngBacolod.’” With his current rank, Espenido doesnot qualify to sit as director of the BCPO, but only police stations under it. Drug trafficking remains a problem inBacolod City. Recent police operations resulted to the confiscation of shabuworth millions of pesos. “Kahit saan tayoma-assign,trabaho lang tayo. Of course, I needthe help of the media kasipartner ng pulis ang media,”he said. “No problem if Espenido is assignedhere. He is a hardworking police officer,” Biñas said. Bacolod City police director, PoliceColonel Henry Biñas said Espenido is welcome in his turf.last_img read more