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first_imgJacek Leonkiewicz (photo) was appointed Chairman of PKP Intercity on January 16 in succession to Marcin Celejewski. A former banker, he became a board member at PKP SA in 2013, also serving as Chairman of the supervisory board at PKP subsidiary T K Telekom. In 2014 he became a member of the supervisory board of PKP Cargo and Chairman of the supervisory board at PKP Energetyka SA. As well as helping to prepare PKP Cargo for its flotation on the Warszawa stock exchange last year, he has been working to prepare both T K Telekom and PKP Energetyka for privatisation.last_img read more

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Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools after second raid

first_imgPresident Buhari orders military crackdown on herders accused of killings People with chained legs are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES People with chained legs are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVESNigeria’s president on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on abuse at Islamic schools, after a second police raid in less than a month revealed men and boys subjected to beatings, abuse and squalid conditions.Nearly 300 had been held captive at a school in the Daura area of Katsina, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, where police said they discovered “inhuman and degrading treatment” following a raid on Monday to free the remaining students.Late last month, police freed hundreds from similarly degrading conditions in neighbouring Kaduna state.“Mr. President has directed the police to disband all such centers and all the inmates be handed over to their parents,” said a presidential spokesman.“The government cannot allow centers where people, male and female, are maltreated in the name of religion,” he said.Prior to this week’s raid, hundreds of captives had escaped the center, police said on Tuesday.The 67 inmates who were freed by Katsina police were shackled, and many were taken to hospital for treatment, police superintendent Isah Gambo told Reuters.“I tell you they were in very bad condition when we met them,” Gambo said.A freed captive told Reuters on Monday that the instructors beat, raped and even killed some of the men and boys held at the facility, who ranged from 7 to 40 years of age. It was not immediately possible to verify his account.While the institution told parents it was an Islamic teaching centre that would help straighten out wayward family members, the instructors instead brutally abused them and took away any food or money sent by relatives.“I deeply regret taking my child to the rehabilitation centre because I was ignorant of what was actually going on here,” Alhaji Lawal Garka, a parent of one of the captives, told Reuters on Tuesday.Police said they had arrested the owner of the facility and two teachers, and were tracking other suspects.Local resident Umar Galadima said that escaped captives were “running for their lives,” with some throwing stones or brandishing weapons to fend off workers who tried to take them back to the facility.The more than 200 captives who escaped were still missing, Gambo said. Police were working to reunite the others with family members.“The inmates are actually from different parts of the country – Kano, Taraba, Adamawa and Plateau States,” he said. “Some of them are not even Nigerians. They come from Niger, Chad and even Burkina Faso and other countries.”Islamic schools, called Almajiris, are common in the mostly Muslim north of Nigeria. Muslim Rights Concern, a local organisation, estimates about 10 million children attend them.Buhari said the government planned to ban the schools eventually, but he has not yet commented on the Katsina school.Related Macky Sall begins second term as Senegal’s presidentcenter_img Ghana’s President John Mahama endorsed for second termlast_img read more

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WKNR Dismisses Talker Sabrina Parr After Stating Browns Draft Pick Jabrill Peppers is ‘High All the Time’

first_imgParr, who has been part of the station on and off over the last part of the decade, went off about Peppers during ‘The Really Big Show’ with Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer on Wednesday morning, stating that Peppers was on a number of drugs, stating he was “on the lean and the molly.”For those that don’t know what that means, it’s a promethazine with codeine, Sprite and Jolly Rancher candy. As for ‘Molly,’ that’s basically ecstasy. Parr stated that Peppers is ‘high all the time,’ and that “he’s not going to make it, because he’s on the lean. And the molly.” She claimed when it came to Peppers that she’s ‘seen it first hand from a different vantage point.’ Mind you this is the same woman who stated she watched a 2009 fight between former Browns wide out Braylon Edwards and a friend of LeBron James.If you haven’t heard the comments – you can hear the whole thing below from earlier today. Cleveland listeners of the show, and those that don’t have been having a field day today and this evening firing shots at Parr and the station for allowing the comments on the air in the first place.Hey @JabrillPeppers, feel free to sue @Sabrina_Parr for slander on this morning’s show.— Michael Bateman (@mikeinparma) May 10, 2017 Related TopicsJabrill PeppersSabrina ParrWKNR It’s been quite an eventful day at ESPN 850 WKNR, thanks to some outlandish and wild comments made by now former sports talker Sabrina Parr, who was fired earlier this evening thanks to comments about new Browns draft pick Jabrill Peppers.center_img NEO HS Stafflast_img read more

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Sensational news for Pironkova!

first_imgThe most successful Bulgarian tennis player in the last decade, Tsvetana Pirovkova, will return to the big sport. It is on the list for the main scheme starting on August 31 at the US Open, informs BTA.The 32-year-old from Plovdiv, former number 31 in the world, has not played at Wimbledon since the summer of 2017, where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. She then treated an injury and then gave birth. Therefore, you can take advantage of the so-called. “protective ranking” – the place she occupied before going out on maternity leave. And that’s №123 in the WTA rankings.Winbet – victory is an emotion! (18+)This position will probably guarantee her a place in the main draw of the tournament. On March 11 this year, the 32-year-old Pironkova announced that she was returning to tennis after the birth of her son Alexander.The woman from Plovdiv, who played in the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2010 and the quarterfinals of Roland Garros in 2016, reached the quarterfinals of the US Open in 2012. She last participated in the US Open in 2016. when in the second round he lost to Johanna Conte.last_img read more

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Baby survives nearly 10-story fall as residents flee deadly London high-rise fire

first_imgCarl Court/Getty Images(LONDON) — A baby reportedly survived a nearly 10-story fall as residents scrambled to escape a massive blaze early Wednesday morning at a residential high-rise building in West London.One witness said a lady was saying, “ ‘I’m about to throw my baby. Please, catch the baby.’ ”On Wednesday, a fire engulfed the 24-story Grenfell Tower. More than 70 people were injured and 12 were killed, according to authorities.The infant was reportedly caught by a bystander. Witnesses said they could see people screaming from windows: “Help! Help!”Others said they saw mothers tossing their children from windows and people simply jumping. Images and videos showed residents dropping makeshift ropes made from bedsheets from windows in an attempt to escape. Authorities said they are monitoring the stability of the charred structure, but that firefighters have managed to search “most” of the building for remaining people. The Metropolitan Police Service confirmed the rising death toll at a news conference Wednesday.“I do anticipate that the number of fatalities will sadly increase beyond those 12,” Police Commander Stuart Cundy said.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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