Protection for Rosario crime reporter threatened over coverage of drug case

first_img Follow the news on Argentina April 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Protection for Rosario crime reporter threatened over coverage of drug case ArgentinaAmericas Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more December 4, 2019 Find out more News News Organisation center_img RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world News ArgentinaAmericas Reporters Without Borders voices its support for Hernán Lascano, the Rosario-based La Capital newspaper’s crime reporter, who has been getting threatening messages since 2010 in connection with his coverage of a major drug-trafficking case and got a new, particularly disturbing message during the last week of March mentioning his daughter and his daily movements.Local sources told Reporters Without Borders that other journalists in Rosario, in the central province of Santa Fe, have been covering the case but only Lascano seems to have been receiving anonymous threatening messages.“The Santa Fe province authorities have appreciated the gravity of this situation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hail the response of provincial governor Antonio Bonfetti and Rosario mayor Mónica Fein in personally meeting with Lascano on 3 April to offer him and his family all possible means of protection.“Lascano is also receiving the support of the Rosario Press Union. All these gestures are vital, but will they be enough to stop the threats? We offer Lascano our additional support, and at the same time we hope that the police, who are investigating the threats, quickly identify who is behind them.”The threats that Lascano has been receiving since 2010 – initially sent to his personal email address – have alluded directly to his coverage of a case in which a certain Mario Roberto Segovia was arrested in 2008 in connection with an intercepted consignment of 300 kg of ephedrine bound for Mexico hidden in packets of sugar. Lascano did not at first report the threats to the police because he thought they posed a “limited danger.” These anonymous messages continued until October 2011.He received the latest threat on 26 October, three days before Segovia was sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of contraband, using false customs papers and endangering public health. It came in the form of a written letter with no mention of a sender that was received by neighbour. It detailed aspects of his private life and said: “You will understand what it is to lose.” La Capital filed a formal complaint about the threat with the prosecutor’s office.Although less so than their colleagues in nearby countries, Argentine journalists are also exposed to threats from drug traffickers, especial in the border provinces. Drug cartels, paramilitary groups financed by drug traffickers and other criminal organizations nowadays represent the main source of physical dangers to journalists worldwide. November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Resident Catches Burglar

first_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News A 59-year-old Pasadena resident detained a suspected burglar who was trying to break into his home Thursday morning and turned him over to police.A report from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune said the incident took place in the 100 block of Grace Terrace past 6:22 a.m.The Tribune quoted Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman as saying that the unarmed resident was in his kitchen when he heard noise outside the window. When he looked out, he saw someone trying to break in.Goodman said the resident ordered the suspect to stay put and get down on the ground. The suspect complied and the resident then detained him until police arrived.Goodman suspects the man, identified as Peter Cosby, a 35-year-old transient, was possibly under the influence of drugs.He is being held at the Pasadena jail on suspicion of burglary. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img latest #1 Pasadena Resident Catches Burglar Published on Friday, October 23, 2015 | 11:00 am 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Make a commentlast_img read more

Dramatic rescue for St Enda’s SC

first_imgNewsLocal NewsDramatic rescue for St Enda’s SCBy admin – January 13, 2011 593 At a meeting of Limerick City Council on Monday, it was revealed the facility had failed to meet the requirements of a Health and Safety Report.Tony O’Gorman, chairman of St Enda’s Sports Complex and St Enda’s School, reported that under legislation, they had no option but to close as they were unable to obtain funding for its refurbishment and therefore, could not insure the building.In a  dramatic twist, Mr O’Gorman has now confirmed to this newspaper that behind-the-scenes talks resulted in a change of fortune that will save the complex for the immediate future, at least.“There was a lot of upset among staff and our membership after our problem surfaced.  St Enda’s provides an excellent service to the people, both locally and from outside.“We have agreed a survival plan with the Department of Education to keep the complex open and as chair of the board, I am very confident for the future. Details of the plan will be revealed on Monday”.Councillors had already been alerted to what was described as an almost certain closure of the complex, by Cllr Ger Fahy.He revealed at a council meeting that the centre had been struggling to stay afloat.He had also expressed concerns about St Enda’s School, as with a vacant adjoining sports complex, there would be fears regarding anti-social behaviour arising in the area.City Council provides €65,000 annually towards St Enda’s Sports Complex. Cllr Joe Leddin told Monday’s meeting that without this financial support, St Enda’s would not be able to continue, and if closure was the only answer, it would have been a major loss to Limerick. Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Threat of closure abatesIN a dramatic development this Wednesday, the Limerick Post was informed that St Enda’s Sports Complex, faced with the axe, is about to be saved.The strong and active membership from both city and county had voiced their shock that the future of the facility was under serious threat.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Email Print Previous articleNew car sales motoring wellNext articleBroken Record? adminlast_img read more

Donegal Co Council considered €116 million capital programme

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Donegal Co Council considered €116 million capital programme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleBorder businesses hoping to benefit from Perry / B.R.A. initiativeNext articleColeraine police urge intruder in Acheson murder to turn himself in News Highland Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – May 1, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Newsx Advertscenter_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Pinterest Donegal County Council considered a 116 million euro Capital Programme yesterday, but Councillors expressed concern at the capital projects in their electoral areas that did not appear on the list.Just over 116 million euro will be spend on roads, sewerage, water and other major works between now and 2014.County Manager Seamus Neely has presented a draft plan, proposing spending just over 50 million euro on projects in the first year. More detailed proposals for the second and third years will be brought forward when budgets are confirmed, he said.Councilors will discuss additional electoral capital priorities at the Councils regular May meeting.Mayor Cllr Noel Mc Bride says the issue requires a lot of consideration……….[podcast][/podcast] Twitterlast_img read more

Press release: HS2 Ltd appoints Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

first_img Minicom 08081 456 472 Press and media enquiries The press and media enquiries line is for accredited journalists only I am thrilled to be joining the team at HS2 Ltd. Working on Europe’s largest infrastructure programme is an exciting prospect and I look forward to playing my part in a project that will leave a significant legacy here in the UK. High Speed Two (HS2) LtdTwo SnowhillSnow Hill QueenswayBirminghamB4 6GA At HS2 Ltd, Michael will be leading the Finance team, Corporate Sponsorship, and the Programme Management Office.Incoming Chief Financial Officer, Michael Bradley, said: I am delighted to welcome Richard to the team at HS2. He joins us at an exciting time and brings wide-ranging experience of complex infrastructure projects and extensive management skills. Richard’s appointment will enhance our leadership team at this important time, as the project picks up pace and we begin to deliver lasting economic benefits across the UK. Email [email protected] HS2 Ltd has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the company has announced today.Richard Robinson joins HS2 Ltd as Chief Operating Officer from AECOM where he was Chief Executive of Civil Infrastructure in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Richard brings a wealth of experience to HS2 Ltd where he will support Chief Executive, Mark Thurston to deliver Europe’s largest infrastructure project.Commenting on the appointment, HS2 Ltd Chief Executive, Mark Thurston, said: Michael is an excellent addition to the HS2 Ltd team and brings a wealth of experience with him to this important role. HS2 is a hugely important project that will leave a significant economic legacy here in the UK and it is imperative that we have the best people in place to deliver our ambitions. Contact form… HS2 helpdesk Michael Bradley, CB, is also joining the company as Chief Financial Officer. Michael comes from Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), an arms-length body of the Ministry of Defence, where he is CFO and Director General Resources, and has been Acting CEO since December 2017.Responsible for managing the financial affairs of a multi-billion government body, Michael has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors where he has been responsible for financial accounting and planning and internal auditing and assurance.Commenting on Michael’s appointment, Mark added: I am looking forward to joining the team at HS2 Ltd. This is a fantastic project, that will deliver significant benefits, and I am excited to be a part of it. At AECOM, Richard led the growth of the Civil Infrastructure business, first as Managing Director and then Chief Executive, leading 8000 people across four regions and a range of infrastructure projects. Prior to this, Richard was the Managing Director of AECOM’s Transportation Europe business. Before joining AECOM Richard held leadership roles at Heathrow Express, and Anglo American Plc.New Chief Operating Officer at HS2 Ltd, Richard Robinson, added: Freephone 08081 434 434 As a result of restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we strongly recommend you contact us by email or phone. We may not be able to access or respond to enquiries received via post. The helpdesk team are unable to transfer calls internally to HS2 Ltd members of staff.last_img read more

Man City’s Kyle Walker might ‘never play for England again’ after hosting ‘sex party’ despite COVID-19 lockdown

first_imgManchester City defender, Kyle Walker, is facing a massive fine from the club after breaching COVID-19 lockdown rules to host a sex party.He’s also at risk of losing his place in the England national team permanently,The player invited two sex workers to his house who, according to reports were paid £2,200 each for their services.The player’s actions are in stark contrast to a campaign by his club, which Walker has been part of, to get people to stay at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.He has since apologised although he is still expected to face a hefty punishment from the club.“I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week. I understand my position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. “As such, I want to apologise to my family, friends, football club, supporters and the public for letting them down,” he said.A Man City spokesperson said the club was deeply disappointed with Walker’s actions given the club’s role in the efforts against coronavirus but notes his apology and will be sanctioning him internally.“Footballers are global role models and our staff and players have been working to support the incredible efforts of the NHS and other key workers in fighting the effects of Covid-19, in any way we can.“Kyle’s actions in this matter have directly contravened these efforts. We are disappointed to hear the allegations, note Kyle’s swift statement and apology, and will be conducting an internal disciplinary procedure.”Walker is the latest player to break isolation regulations in the wake of the freeze on football.Earlier Aston Villa star Jack Grealish was reportedly fined £150,000 for ignoring the restrictions only to end up crashing his car into two others.Jack Grealish, following his accidentReal Madrid forward, Luka Jovic is also under investigation in Serbia after leaving isolation to attend his girlfriend’s birthday party.Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng was also fined by his club after he left his home to visit his son in hospital, despite a lockdown being in place.last_img read more

Charley backs Chase Your Dream, No Matter What

first_img England Golf Ambassador Charley Hull  told today how she has chased her golfing dream – no matter what.She was one of three Olympians backing a new campaign by Bridgestone UK to inspire people to ‘Chase Your Dream, No Matter What.’It includes the Chase Your Dream Trophy which offers a golfing adventure to members of England Golf’s 1900 clubs that could lead to a place in a European Tour pro-am.The Chase Your Dream, No Matter What campaign marks Bridgestone’s role as an official International Olympic Committee Partner – and Charley Hull was joined at the launch by Olympic champions Daley Thompson and Chris Mears.They shared their unique, personal stories of how they overcame adversity to realise their dreams against the odds.Charley, 20, is a hugely successful golfer who tied seventh on her Olympic debut in Rio, already has an LPGA win under her belt and was the youngest-ever Solheim Cup player when she played in her first match in 2013.But she has had to overcome obstacles and find the determination not to let anything or anyone hold her back in a still male-focused world of golf.“I’ve come up against many barriers as a female golfer and I’ve had to learn to battle these to succeed. When you feel strongly about something, it’s your spirit as much as your ability that gets you through. I feel that I have the spirit to chase my dream, no matter what,” she said.England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink joined Charley at the launch and spoke of the work going on to change the perception of golf and attract more women and girls to play golf and join clubs. Initiatives such as Girls Golf Rocks are encouraging hundreds of girls across the country to try the game, while clubs are being supported to offer women the appealing golfing mix of outdoor sport, new friendships and many health benefits.“We are already seeing positive results which is a great boost,” he said.Chase Your Dream, No Matter What includes a host of grassroots events. Charley will host a golfing experience day as part of Bridgestone’s programme of grassroots events, while Thompson will hold an athletics-based challenge and Mears will offer diving with a twist.The Chase Your Dream Trophy also as a prominent role to play. It features separate competitions for men and women leading from club level to national finals in England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa. The winners will be England’s handicap golfers of the year and the top nine players at both finals will play in the pro-am at the Bridgestone Challenge on the European Challenge Tour at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, on 6 September. The most successful team there will play with a top European Tour player in the pro-am of the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Close House, Northumberland on 27 September.Caption: Charley Hull at the launch of Chase Your Dream, No Matter What 16 Mar 2017 Charley backs Chase Your Dream, No Matter What last_img read more

Champions’ 35th MVP awards

first_imgHOOP STARS—Bruce Atkins, left, and B.B. Flenory, right, were presented with their award by Diamond Models member Janea. One of western Pennsylvania’s longest running awards banquets was held at DiEmperios 4-star restaurant in Monroeville. It began with a special honor to the Champions Association by Ernie Bey who received an African-style hand carved staff.The evening featured awards to Pittsburgh MVPs, (most valuable persons). The keynote speaker and co-sponsor was Leah Williams Duncan.The proceeds will go to benefit the Champion Enterprises 25th annual Toys for Tots Christmas party.The 2010 awardees were Beverly Harris Walker, Sam Clancy, Tika Hemmingway, Rayco Saunders, Darnell Dinkins, Gloria Hill, Sheldon Ingram, Greg McGhee, Chaz Kellem, Bruce Atkins, Kevin Cameron, Joyce Ellis, Russell Bynum, Bill Viola, Shayla Scott, Ace Pippens, Paul Seneca and Gilbert Brown.The sponsors were Urban Settlement, Penn Avenue McDonalds, Attorney Jim Cook, Dave Smith Chev­ro­let, Attorney William Good­rich, Attorney Arnie Klein, Highmark and The New Pittsburgh Courier. The 35th annual Willie “Pop” Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards Banquet did not disappoint. “The night of the Champions” brought out some of western Pennsylvania’s all time, as well as current champions including Local World Women Boxing champion and 2012 Olympic hopeful Tika Hemmingway, Super Bowl champion Darnell Dinkins and basketball greats Bruce Atkins and B.B. Flenory.last_img read more

Cats open net season on fire, sweep opposition en route to Crowe title

first_imgThe tournament was the first test of the season for most teams.Although the Cats got an early start to the campaign in Metaline Falls, Washington, going 2-1 against the host Rangers.“We experimented with changes that we wanted to explore after last season,” said head coach Joe Moreira. “That helped us prepare for the weekend at Crowe.”Moreira said the changes appear to be working as the club played much better in Trail.The Cats, host of the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball tournament November 28-December 1, entered the preseason ranked third overall.Mount Sentinel gets a big test this weekend when the team travels to Kelowna Friday to compete at a tournament at Immaculata.Immaculata is ranked second overall in the A girls poll behind Kelowna Christian.The Cats return home the following weekend to host the Kootenay Classic at Mount Sentinel. The Mount Sentinel Wildcats began to set the wheels in motion on what the players hope is a championship season after the squad captured the J. Lloyd Crowe High School Girl’s Volleyball tournament Saturday in the Silver City.The Cats, pretty much the same team that represented the zone at the B.C. High School A Girls Championships last season, swept through the tournament not losing a game.Mount Sentinel won the tournament by dumping Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 25-13, 25-13 in the final.L.V. Rogers Bombers of Nelson edge Golden Eagles 25-21, 25-23, to clinch the bronze medal.last_img read more