RSF urges Nicaraguan authorities to investigate reporter’s murder

first_img Credits AFP News Help by sharing this information Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage May 4, 2018 RSF urges Nicaraguan authorities to investigate reporter’s murder NicaraguaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceFreedom of expression Ángel Eduardo Gahona is one of the many victims of a wave of protests and anger than erupted on 18 April. According to the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights (CENIDH), at least 48 people have disappeared and 42 have been killed in the course of clashes between (mainly student) protesters and the police, who are accused of using excessive force.Aged 42, Gahona was based in Bluefields, a town on southern Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, where he produced the local TV news programme El Meridiano and was a correspondent for Nicaragua’s Canal 6 TV channel.He was covering a protest in Bluefields on Facebook Live on 22 April when he sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head. It is not known who fired the shot but, according to reporters for the La Prensa newspaper, the regular police and riot police were the only people who were armed at the time.In an interview for Univision more than a week after his murder, his wife, Migueliuth Sandoval, and his son said the local authorities had still not contacted them or provided them with any information.Sandoval said she has received threats designed to deter her from continuing to demand the truth about her husband’s murder. She also explained that he was reporting on Facebook Live at the time of his death because the government had shut down local TV broadcasting.“The authorities will not end the protests in Nicaragua by silencing journalists and censoring the media, and it is incomprehensible that they have not yet ordered an investigation into Ángel Eduardo Gahona’s murder,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“For the sake of his family and all the media in Nicaragua, justice must be done and those responsible for this shocking crime must be quickly identified in order not to encourage more violence against the media. During the current turmoil, the authorities have a duty to do everything necessary to guarantee the safety of journalists and to allow independent coverage of the unrest.”The broadcasts of four TV channels that were providing coverage of the protests – Canal 100% Noticias, Canal 12, Canal 23 and Canal 51 – were taken off the air on 19 April on the orders of the Nicaraguan Institute for Telecommunications (TELECOR). This act of state censorship was condemned by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on 24 April.Since the start of the protests, there have been reports of hacking attacks against government media and media that support President Daniel Ortega. The attacks have been claimed by the hactivist group Anonymous.Nicaragua is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018World Press Freedom Index. Organisation NicaraguaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ViolenceFreedom of expression Receive email alerts News RSF_en center_img June 29, 2020 Find out more to go further RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill July 29, 2020 Find out more Amid continuing protests and violence in Nicaragua, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to guarantee free speech, ensure that reporters can work safely throughout the country, and shed light on journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona’s murder, which has not been investigated although it took place more than ten days ago. Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist September 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Nicaragua News Newslast_img read more

Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship Arrives in Colombia

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Command June 5, 2011 View post tag: military View post tag: Arrives Share this article Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship Arrives in Colombia View post tag: Sealift Back to overview,Home naval-today Military Sealift Command Hospital Ship Arrives in Colombia View post tag: Naval View post tag: ship View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Hospital View post tag: Colombia Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Tumaco, Colombia, for its fourth mission stop during Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11), June 2.During Comfort’s visits to Jamaica, Peru and Ecuador, Comfort’s crew of military and non-governmental organization workers have provided humanitarian civic assistance to nations in need. “Comfort is a symbol of partnership as we have other nation’s countrymen aboard helping with the mission,” said Capt. Anne Mitchell, USNS Comfort director of nursing services. “It truly shows our motivation and dedication to partner with other nations bringing our expertise together to provide the best patient care we can for the people.” Comfort’s deployment to the region exemplifies the U.S. commitment to cooperative partnerships in the Caribbean, Central and South America.The ship’s arrival to Colombia not only serves as a means to assist the local community, but also gives one embarked Air Force senior airman the opportunity to possibly visit his 7-year-old daughter.“It’s been two years since I’ve seen her,” said Air Force Senior Airman Cesar Sal Gado, a native to Colombia, who left his country six years ago to join the U.S. Air Force. “It feels really good to come back to her and to also help my people of Colombia. The Continuing Promise mission is about helping and changing lives. I’m glad to be able to represent it.”Comfort’s hospital, the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), is configured with specialized medical teams of military and civilian health care providers. These caregivers provide a range of services ashore, as well as on board the ship for approximately 250 patients. Aside from medical capabilities, Navy Seabees and U.S. Marines from Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 28 will continue CP11’s work during civic engineering projects where they will repair schools throughout the community.COMUSNAVSO/COMFOURTHFLT supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Source: navy, June 5, 2011last_img read more

27th round of BiH Premier League finished yesterday

first_imgMatches of the 27th round  of BiH Premier League were played yesterday, 8 May.The first match was between Čelik and GOŠK, and Čelik defeated GOŠK with 2:1. Radnik defeated Rudar with 1:0, and Olimpic defeated Slavija 1:0 as well. In Travnik, football club ‘Travnik’ defeated Široki Brijeg with 2:1, while Zvijezda defeated Velež with 1:0, and Zrinjski defeated Gradina with 2:1.In Sarajevo, football city rivals Željezničar and Sarajevo finished the match without goals and Borac defeated Leotar in Banja Luka with 5:0.Željezničar is still the first team of the League with 62 points, followed by Sarajevo with 53, Borac 47, Olimpic 47, Čelik 44, Slavija 40, Široki Brijeg 39, Zrinjski 36, Leotar 35, Radnik 34, Velež 32, Zvijezda 32, Rudar 31, Travnik 30, GOŠK 26 and Gradina with 6 points.Next round will be played on 11 May with all matches starting at 5.30 p.m.(D.J.)last_img read more

ESPN sparks controversy, asking ‘What if Michael Vick were White?’

first_img“Race is an undeniable and complex element of Vick’s story, both because of his style as well as the rarity of Black QBs in the NFL,” Toure writes in the article. “A decade after he became the first Black QB to be drafted No. 1 overall, about one in five of the league’s passers is African-American, compared with two-thirds of all players. But after his arrest for dogfighting, so many people asked: Would a White football player have gotten nearly two years in prison for what Vick did to dogs?”The story goes on to contrast the treatment Vick received for charges of dogfighting, detail the backlash from media, and imagine what his jail sentence would have been if he were White. The story received numerous comments on its first day posted, with ESPN visitors debating everything from race to the justice system. Toure even opens the article with a controversial beginning:“I see streetball. I don’t just mean that sort of football where you have to count to four-Mississippi before you can rush the quarterback, nearly everything breaks down and it’s all great fun. I also mean street basketball,” he wrote. “Vick’s style reminds me of Allen Iverson—the speed, the court sense, the sharp cuts, the dekes, the swag. In those breathtaking moments when the Eagles QB abandons the pocket and takes off, it feels as if he’s thumbing his nose at the whole regimented, militaristic ethos of the game.”“All of that is why, to me, Vick seems to have a deeply African-American approach to the game,” Toure writes. “I’m not saying that a Black QB who stands in the pocket ain’t playing Black. I’m saying Vick’s style is so badass, so artistic, so fluid, so flamboyant, so relentless—so representative of Black athletic style—that if there were a stat for swagger points, Vick would be the No. 1 quarterback in the league by far.”The story has caused a wide range of emotions on the Internet and been covered with extensive debate on ESPN television shows “Mike and Mike” and “ESPN First Take.”(Reprinted from the Afro American.) (NNPA)—Popular sports giant ESPN drew the ire of fans last week after it ran an online article headlined “What if Michael Vick Were White?” on the front page of its football section. The article, which featured a re-digitalized picture of Vick with a White face, was quickly removed before being reposted Aug. 24. The story was written by Toure, a New York-based writer. WHAT?IF?—This illustration of Michael Vick as a White person featured in September’s edition of ESPN The Magazine is sparking controversy and debate about the role of race in football. (Courtesy Image/Photo Illustration by D’arcy Hyde for ESPN The Magazine) last_img read more

Soft Muscle Tissue Found in Fossil Salamander

first_imgMore soft tissue has been found in a fossil – this time in a salamander said to be 18 million years old.  The article on PhysOrg called it “the highest quality soft tissue preservation ever documented in the fossil record.”    Unlike the previous discoveries of fossil tissue inside bone or amber, the recognizable sinewy muscle tissue was found tucked inside the body of the animal.  “The scientists claim that their discovery is unequivocal evidence that high-fidelity organic preservation of extremely decay prone soft tissues is more common in the fossil record – the only physical record of the history of life on earth.”    Were the scientists at University College Dublin surprised by their discovery of this fossil in southern Spain?  Yes and no; they acknowledge that soft-tissue preservation is extremely rare, but also think that more is to be found.  A new treasure hunt is on.  “Using the same sampling methods and high resolution imaging that led to this find, scientists will now begin to investigate existing fossils in national museums and elsewhere across the world, for similar types of soft tissue preservation.”  This was not taken as a challenge to Darwinian time scales.  The article ended, “further discoveries will help scientists paint a better picture of life on earth since the beginning of evolutionary time.”Notice that the evolutionists don’t want to tell the truth; they want to paint a picture.  Evolutionary time is dancing in the visions of their closed eyes.  Instead of seeing the falsification of evolutionary time, they see its vindication – sketched out on the canvas of imagination.  View their picture as abstract art of visions and dreams, not as the history of the world.(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

CrsytalsRus Purple Chaton Diamond crystal Swirl spiral hair pin clip bling diy bridal wedding event, Perfect

first_img Posted on July 5, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags CrsytalsRus These look fantastic in and give a real feeling of glam to any night out. The stones are very dark and at first i thought i been sent black ones. I really had to tilt to the light to see the true colour. Key specs for Purple Chaton Diamond crystal Swirl spiral hair pin clip bling diy bridal wedding event:Silver metal with high quality chaton diamond glass crystalsEasy to insert in many hair styles using the twist functionQuantity: 6 Twist Hair PinsHand Made In UK by VarsanyEvery order comes with a Varsany Velvet PouchComments from buyers“Red Charon diamond crystal spirals , Lovely , Perfect “ Bit darker than i expected, but very beautiful and arrived very quickly (i ordered a lot of things and this product was the first to arrive of all of them). Delivered within a couple of daysreally please with colour matched my outfit perfectly. Really pretty and great value for money. Very fast delivery – thank you. Lovely item – received quickly and true to colour and description. Came with a nice little bag and an ‘iron on’ gift. Received some lovely compliments when i wore the swirls in my hair at a wedding. Great product and very pretty. Perfect exactly as described and arrived two days after ordering. Good value for money, but i didnt recieve the pouch. Clearly states that a pouch would be included. Absolutely love these, had them put in for new years eve party and got loads of compliments about them. Well worth the money and the velvet pouch is lovely. I was really happy with the gold crystal hair pins i purchased from crystalsrus – they are beautiful and have helped me revamp and old outfit to wear to a wedding. The quality of the pins is excellent and i loved the pretty velvet pouch they came in – which made it really easy for me to take along to the hairdressers. Delivery was also excellent and i’d also like to thank you for including the free gift crystals which i will probably use for my card making. Lovely little hair jewels will match my outfit perfectly. Super fast delivery really pleased. Very quick delivery, and came secured in a lovely velvet bag, i wore them on my wedding day and they stayed in place. These are exactly as advertised and although i haven’t used them yet, i can’t wait to try them out in the up-do i’m to have for my role as maid-of-honour at my best friend’s wedding. I brought green, blue and purple. Very pleased they arrived in a matter of days cant wait for my flower girls to have them in their hair on my wedding day. Very pretty and exactly the right colour. Rapid dispatch and came with individual bags for storage and as a pretty gift for bridesmaids. Great product, prompt arrival as well. A ⭐️ seller. We were very happy, they looked beautiful in my daughters hair for prom. They are just what i was after only down fall was one of them broke as o was taking them out of packet but still have the others so didn’t really bother me. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-07-05 13:53:14Reviewed Item Purple Chaton Diamond crystal Swirl spiral hair pin clip bling diy bridal wedding eventRating 4.8 / 5  stars, based on  28  reviewslast_img read more

PBA D-League: Go for Gold-CSB notches first win vs. Family-Mart Enderun

first_img1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From a slim 38-35 lead in the third quarter, the Blazers touched off a 13-2 run to pull away, 51-37, with 5:42 left in the period.“We’re happy we finally won,” said Blazers head coach Charles Tiu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We’ve been struggling and the team hasn’t been playing well, but we played a bit better today.”Roosevelt Adams chalked up a double-double for Go for Gold-CSB with 11 points and 12 rebounds while Unique Naboa had 12 points and nine assists. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Marvin Hayes had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Titans who dropped to 0-2. / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Nuggets top Lakers as LeBron passes Jordan P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed MANILA, Philippines—Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde booked its first win in the 2019 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup after turning back Family Mart-Enderun, 78-69  Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Justin Gutang paced the Blazers with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.  The Blazers now sport  a 1-2 record.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

7 days agoMartin Ødegaard: Now proving the hype at Real Sociedad

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Martin Ødegaard: Now proving the hype at Real Sociedadby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad’s rising star Martin Ødegaard has started the new LaLiga Santander season showing just why he was tipped for the top right from the start of his career.Still just 20 years old, Ødegaard has been lighting up LaLiga in spectacular fashion since his arrival in San Sebastian on loan from Real Madrid last summer. So much so that the txuri-urdin’s midfield star was officially named September Player of the Month in LaLiga Santander, as his goals and assists drove his team towards the top of the table.Born in Drammen, Norway in December 1998, Ødegaard has been setting landmarks all his sporting life. After coming through at local club Stromgodset, he became the youngest player to play in Norway’s top division at the age of just 15, the Tippeligaen’s youngest-ever scorer and Norway’s youngest-ever senior international. A move to Real Madrid soon followed and in May 2015 he became Madrid’s youngest-ever debutant [16 years and 157 days] when replacing Cristiano Ronaldo in a LaLiga Santander game against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.Competition for places at Madrid is always tough, so the teenager played 58 times for the club’s Castilla youth team before joining Dutch team SC Heerenveen for 18 months in January 2017. That brought more regular senior experience, and he returned to the Eredivisie to spend another year at Vitesse Arnhem. 11 goals and 12 assists made him the only non-PSV Eindhoven or Ajax player to make the 2018/19 Eredivisie Team of the Season.Last summer brought a return to LaLiga with La Real, who had an excellent transfer window with other young arrivals including his fellow Scandinavian Alexander Isak and French defender Modibo Sagnan. Txuri-urdin coach Imanol Alguacil immediately put Ødegaard into his starting XI for the 1-1 draw at Valencia on the opening day and he kept his place for the following weekend when he scored his first LaLiga goal in a 1-0 win at RCD Mallorca.Playing mostly in an attacking midfield role, Ødegaard’s technical ability and passing range have stood out, showcasing the tenacity and leadership skills of a player who has amassed significant experience at such a young age. His highest profile game so far brought a man of the match performance, including a fine goal and clever assist, as Atletico de Madrid were beaten 2-0 at the Reale Arena. There have also been assists against Basque neighbours Alaves – a real beauty of a through ball, if you haven’t seen it… – and Sevilla, and he is the only La Real player to have completed all 720 LaLiga minutes so far in 2019/20.October’s international break saw Ødegaard add to his 20 senior caps for Norway in Euro 2020 qualifiers against Spain and Romania. And now it is back to work with his club as La Real look to build on their excellent start to the season with games against Real Betis, RC Celta and Levante. Longer term he remains firm in his wish to triumph at Real Madrid, where he is under contract until 2022, but only after seeing through his agreed two-year loan at La Real.Few players pack as much into their entire careers as Martin Ødegaard has already achieved. LaLiga’s nordic rising star does not turn 21 until next December, but the best is surely yet to come. last_img read more

Syracuse Walk-On Carter Sanderson: Uncalled Travel At End Of SU-Pitt Game “A Joke”

first_imgPitt not called for travel late in game vs. Syracuse.Vine/Brian ShearerThe end of Pitt’s 65-61 win over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome wasn’t without some controversy late. Syracuse fans online are livid over a blatant travel by Pitt guard James Robinson that went uncalled, with just seconds left in the game. Apparently walk-on Carter Sanderson feels the same way. He voice his discontent about the play on Twitter.You can’t be serious, right? A No call? What a joke. https://t.co/xyVyM7OuEt— Carter Sanderson (@TheCarter3_) February 21, 2015The call is very bad, but we bet someone will remind SU’s players to keep their criticism of the refs off of social media. Even Jim Boeheim censored himself after the game.Boeheim declines to comment on the last call. “We’re not allowed to talk about that.”— Phil D’Abbraccio (@PhilDAbb) February 21, 2015Pitt is 18-10 after the big road win.last_img read more

Actor Colin Salmon Joins Cage 4 All As New Chairman

first_imgRenowned British actor and philanthropist, Colin Salmon (Die Another Day, Resident Evil), has been welcomed onto the board as Chairman of Cage 4 All, a Community Interest Company, which promotes diversity through the sport Cage Cricket.Colin Salmon Joins Cage 4 All as New Chairman, Bringing Cage Cricket to Young PeopleThe aim of Cage 4 All is to overcome social, economic, geographic and cultural barriers and provide learning and personal development for young people by giving them the time and space to play sport and mix with others in a positive environment.As the new Chairman, Colin will be bringing his passion for cricket, desire to help young people succeed, networking skills and his celebrity contacts book to recruit players from. Colin has already introduced Cage 4 All to fellow cast members of 24: Live Another Day, The Musketeers and No Offence. Benedict Cumberbatch, for one, is very excited to be part of the movement and will get involved in a Celebrity Cage 4 All Challenge, which is coming soon!Colin says “I have been a long-time supporter of Cage Cricket and am proud to become Chairman of Cage 4 All. I look forward to Cage 4 All gaining national and global support and funding to bring this exciting game to everyone who wants to play, get involved and to make a real difference through sport.“I have taken the role of chairman as Cage 4 All to promote social inclusion. As a Cricket Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, I have been involved in getting young people engaged in cricket for many years. We are working with a range of people, including some of the best people within disability sports, within the prison service and those working with underprivileged kids.“I spent a lot of time on the streets as a kid, got excluded from school, into all sorts of trouble. Through the work of good people, community care and the right opportunities, I have been lucky enough to build a successful career. I really believe that through Cage 4 All children will get more opportunities to grow as people and learn important lessons. One of the most fascinating things about Cage Cricket is that everybody gets a chance to be umpire, to be responsible for the game and the scoring. When you have power, how do you use it?“What many kids lack is the time, space and money to play cricket. They can’t afford the kits, and if you’re not very good at first, you may not get that second chance. You walk out into the middle and get bowled out first ball, then you walk straight back off. That’s not giving everybody a chance to develop the technical and personal skills that cricket can provide. In Cage Cricket, everybody gets to play an equal amount of time in every position. As a young kid said to me when I was playing in Salford, “It’s a really fair game.” That is the whole point of Cage 4 All – to give everyone a fair chance.”For more information please contact [email protected] / [email protected] / +44(0)2392-865-353last_img read more