China fines comedy troupe $2m for joke about the military

The quip, which likened the behaviour of a comedian's dogs to military conduct, irked authorities.

They said Shanghai Xiaoguo Culture Media Co and comic Li Haoshi had "humiliated the people's army".

BBC reports the company accepted the penalty and terminated Mr Li's contract.

The offending remark was made during a stand-up performance in Beijing on Saturday, when Mr Li alluded to two canines he had adopted which were chasing a squirrel.

Twenty fines to be issued over No 10 lockdown parties

The Met police will not be saying who is fined or which events the fixed penalty notices relate to.

However, Downing Street has said before that it would confirm if the prime minister was facing a fine.

Fixed penalty notices are a sanction for breaking the law, and mean a fine, which needs to be paid within 28 days, or contested.

If someone chooses to contest the fine, the police will then review the case and decide whether to withdraw the fine or take the matter to court.

Vanuatu Covid-19 Task Force endorses government decision to fine businesses

An individual who breaches the protocols will pay a fine of not more than 100,000 vatu.

Police Public Awareness Units have gone throughout the suburbs of Port Vila and Luganville and all Provincial Government Council Centres to deliver the warning.

The protocols include hand washing facilities and social distancing which are a must.

The danger is that kava bars comprise of small areas where kava drinkers sit close together.

Vanuatu fishermen face fines for outstanding fees

The warning appeal came from the Principal Monitoring control and Surveillance (MCS) Officer, Yakar Silas following a workshop on MCS on Coastal Fisheries.

Mr Silas appealed to all fishermen around the country to call into the Fisheries Department to sort out any outstanding dues they may have in paying or renewing their licenses to the Vanuatu Government. “Failure to comply with this notice,” he said will result in penalty fines.

NRL stand firm over fines


The governing body confirmed the Sharks would be slugged $30,000 and the Sea Eagles $20,000 after Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan and Manly's Trent Barrett both lashed the whistleblowers after their week-one finals exits.

Both clubs appealed their penalties after they were handed down a fortnight ago, however NRL head of football Brian Canavan said neither would be granted reductions in their fines.

"Given the seriousness of the breaches - and the need for the integrity of the game to be maintained - it was decided that the penalties should stand," Canavan said.

Vietnamese Blue boat captains fined US$1.4 million

Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer imposed the fine in default of four years imprisonment to Captains Do Van Va, Vo Van Vi and Nguyen Nguyen last Friday.

The court said if the captains failed to pay the fines within 30 days they will serve four years in prison.

Solomon Star reports a two year imprisonment term was also imposed to run concurrently with the in default sentence.

The time the three captains spent in custody was also taken into account.

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