Journalists attacked during police demonstrations in provinces

first_img Receive email alerts ArgentinaAmericas Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Reporters Without Borders condemns the physical attacks on journalists that have occurred in the course of demonstrations in several provinces since the start of December by police officers demanding more pay.“We urge the demonstrators and the police to respect the work of journalists, who have often been the targets of reprisals in connection with their coverage of the protests,” Reporters Without Borders said.We also call on the authorities to ensure that journalists are protected and to punish those responsible for the violence. These attacks reinforce the concern we previously expressed about the increase in violence against media personnel since the start of the year, especially in the provinces.”Santa FeThe unofficial police union APROPOL has been threatening the Rosario-based daily La Capital’s reporters ever since the start of the protests. Police also threatened local TV station Canal 5’s reporter Belén Salvañá, cameraman Cristián Ponce and technician Miguel Debiassi on 10 December to get them cut short a live report. Posters attacking Canal 3 and Radio Dos have been put up around the city.Tucumán Members of the National Gendarmerie have physically attacked a number of journalists including La Gaceta reporter Luis María Ruiz and photographer Jorge Olmos Grosso, El Siglo stringer Daniel Gollán, Gianni Bulacio of El Tribuno de Tucumán and Sebastián Lorenzo Pisarello of APA!, an alternative news agency. “As I was covering the demonstrations, a policeman approached and then two others gave me a beating,” Olmos (photo) told Reporters Without Borders.Jujuy Journalists with Canal 4 and Canal 7 and Carlos Sánchez, a photographer with the online newspaper La Voz de Jujuy, were attacked on 9 December and their equipment was stolen. Ángel Díaz of RadioVision Jujuy was attacked twice the same day, firstly by youths who were breaking the window of sports store, then by policemen, who threatened him and roughed him up. Policemen also harassed Canal 4 Noticias reporter Luis Letter and cameraman Gonzalo Rodríguez.NeuquénA policeman harassed a reporter and a cameraman with Canal 7 on 9 December and, using threats, forced them to abandon their work.La Rioja A photographer with the daily El Independiente was threatened and then attacked by a group of policemen on 6 December. Another journalist with the same newspaper, María de la Vega, said she was using her mobile phone to film an arrest “when a plainclothes policeman hit me to make me drop my phone.” Police taking part in a demonstration attacked other journalists, including a reporter and a cameraman with Capital TV.Santiago del Estero Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to explain why they arrested Juan Pablo Suárez, the editor of the opposition newspaper Última Hora, on 9 December after he allegedely refused to hand over a video of a police officer involved in the demonstrations who was later arrested.Photos: APA Prensa December 4, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Argentina News RSF_en center_img News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation December 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked during police demonstrations in provinces News to go further News ArgentinaAmericas last_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

C-NS football reloads; Liverpool aims to topple them

first_img“We’re babies right now”, said head coach Dave Kline, comparing his new lineup to his old one. “They need to believe in themselves, can’t be afraid to accept challenges and must be willing to compete every single day.”Hayes leaves the largest void, having started at quarterback for three-plus years before going to Ithaca College. Though three have vied to replace him, J.J. Razmovski has emerged as the favorite to be under center for Friday night’s opener at CBA, with Dom Isbell and Anthony Testa also taking snaps in last week’s scrimmage.The ground game should remain a strong point with 235-pound junior Da-Ron Brown taking over to pound away yardage, helped by Quamir Jenkins, back after missing most of 2018 due to injury. Utica-Notre Dame transfer Mike Washington, along with Joe Penizotto and Adron Pafford, form a new corps of wide receivers. Three undefeated regular seasons, two consecutive Section III and regional Class AA championships, and a combined 31 wins in 34 games – that’s what the Cicero-North Syracuse football team has accomplished.Continuing this utter domination of the area large-school ranks is a tall order, but in 2019 the Northstars will attempt to do so, knowing that it will require a new set of standouts all over the field to make it so.Gone are Conner Hayes, Jaiquawn McGriff, Nate Geloff, Shyrel Broadwater and Jeremiah Willis, who accounted for most of the Northstars’ offensive production the last two seasons. Most of the defense graduated, too. In all, 17 starters need to be replaced. At least C-NS has a chance to dominate up front. There’s 260-pound  left tackle Matt Hogan and 280-pound left guard Rob Ottaviano, with 280-pound Drew Alvarez moving from center to right guard. Clay McNitt (270 pounds) takes over at center, with Max White (250 pounds) starting at right tackle.Plenty of new faces occupy C-NS’s defensive front, putting more on established players like Elijah Knight and Jerrod Hills, and the linebacker corps is brand-new, too, featuring Alex Nobles, Dom Cavelli and Dennis Green. Washington and Vincenzo Lattanzio pair up at cornerback next to Jenkins and Farouk Ibrahaim at safety.New faces or old, every opponent will want to grab C-NS’s crown, none more so than  its neighbors from Liverpool.The Warriors almost had a chance to do so in 2018, claiming the Class AA-1 division regular-season crown, but falling 17-14 in a tight sectional semifinal to West Genesee, the second straight year Liverpool was stopped one step short of the title game..Taking that last step and getting back to the Carrier Dome in November is all that Warriors players and coaches have worked for in the last 10 months or so, and it is in prime position.“That (the loss to West Genesee) left a sour taste,” said senior captain Jacob Vacco.”We’re definitely motivated, and we have one of the best defenses in Section III”.And it’s Vacco, along with fellow senior captain Bryce Mills, who anchor the Liverpool defense, a pair of inside linebackers flanked outside by two more solid players, Malachi Upshur and Damien Nixon.Combine them with ends Damonte Bell and Huhmier Williams, and the Warriors have an imposing front seven, even more so if Zach Lee and Ryan Safiotti blend in at end. And it makes things easier for a secondary that includes Max Michalak and Christian Matthews at cornerback, flanking free safety Brayden McClain.There are far more questions on offense, where Vacco, Mills and Upshur form a deep and potent backfield, aided by Dakari Mack, but the starting quarterback is new – junior Brendan Mancuso, the son of head coach Dave Mancuso.The older Mancuso said that Brendan does a good job running the offense, yet could still improve his timing on throws. When that happens, receivers Dominic Scro and Kyle Caves, along with tight end Noah Silfer, should benefit.Up front, the line is big on the left side thanks to 300-pound tackle Nate Graser and 280-pound guard Ryan Scifratti, while Nick Hall and Jon Worthen rotate at center. Guard Nick Reed and tackle Jake Ronan work on the other side of the line.Again, Liverpool is favored in AA-1, where there’s just five teams, unlike AA-2, where C-NS is part of a six-team league that includes the likes of West Genesee, Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville.A great indication of where these rivals stand will come Sept. 13 at Bragman Stadium when, once again, Liverpool attempts to wrest way the “Star Wars” Cup from C-NS.“Our players have a great work ethic and leadership,” said Dave Mancuso. “Our goal is to make them disciplined. I hope we are ready, but you never know.”Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: C-NSfootballliverpoollast_img read more

Outsource Our Energy Woes to the Microbes

first_imgDo we need to dig for oil forever?  Do we need to fret and fume over energy policy as more consumers compete for decreasing resources?  What if there were a virtually inexhaustible supply right under our noses?  That’s what the American Society for Microbiology asked in a press release reproduced by EurekAlert.  “The answer to one of the world’s largest problems – the need for clean, renewable sources of energy – might just come from some of the world’s smallest inhabitants – bacteria,” it teased.  Why reinvent the wheel, when microbes already know how to get fuel from the sun and other readily-available resources?  Some day, the article continues, you may be shopping for some really cool gadgets for the home:Imagine the future of energy.  The future might look like a new power plant on the edge of town – an inconspicuous bioreactor that takes in yard waste and locally-grown crops like corn and woodchips, and churns out electricity to area homes and businesses,” says Judy Wall of the University of Missouri – Columbia, one of the authors of the report.    Or the future may take the form of a stylish-looking car that refills its tank at hydrogen stations.  “Maybe the future of energy looks like a device on the roof of your home – a small appliance, connected to the household electric system, that uses sunlight and water to produce the electricity that warms your home, cooks your food, powers your television and washes your clothes.  All these futuristic energy technologies may become reality some day, thanks to the work of the smallest living creatures on earth: microorganisms,” Wall says.The study of microbial fuels is in its infancy, and current products are not yet cost-effective.  But the potential is enormous.  Microbes already know how to make “numerous fuels including ethanol, hydrogen, methane and butanol.”  They can also convert food sources directly into electricity.    Farmers and gardeners can look forward to a bright future, too, once scientists learn the secrets of low-energy nitrogen fixation mastered by bacteria.  EurekAlert reported that scientists are making progress understanding how the amazing machines called nitrogenases work.  Dinitrogen molecules are the toughest nuts to crack because of their triple bonds.  Man’s method (the Haber process), used to make ammonia fertilizer, is costly and energy-intensive.  Somehow, nitrogenase splits these tightly-bound atoms apart with ease at room temperature.  If we can figure out how bacteria achieve this feat, and replicate it, the economic boom that might result – with benefits for solving world hunger – can only be imagined.    By the way, when planning your future biotechnology home, with its termite air conditioning system (09/21/2004), don’t forget the worms (09/14/2004) for clean and efficient garbage disposal.  No worries; it will be a cinch to order whatever you need from your spinach cell phone (09/21/2004).This is what science ought to be doing.  Millions of people are starving in Africa and Asia and South America under totalitarian governments or superstitious shamans, and all some American and European scientists can think about is how to fight creationism and push Darwin dogma down people’s parched throats.  Sir Francis Bacon envisioned a science that improved people’s lives.  To distinguish good science from bad science, he appealed to Jesus’ proverb, “By their fruits you shall know them.”  Solomon said, “Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice” (Proverbs 13:23).  It’s time for some justice in modern science.  What has Darwinism brought us other than confusion (11/15/06), dogmatism (11/05/06) and genocide (11/30/2005)?    If you are a researcher or scientist working on ethically-sound biotechnology or biomimetics, God bless you!  Inspire your students.  There are secrets in the living world that can meet some of the world’s most pressing physical needs if we will just learn about them and apply them.  We are poised with new technologies to make a huge difference.  Look what the Christian creationist George Washington Carver was able to accomplish, and that was over half a century ago, before computers and genomes and nanotechnology.  Where are the Carvers of the information and biotechnology age?  Abundant resources, like acres of diamonds, lie all around us.  Imagine culling bountiful crops of healthy food out of desert sand, or generating non-polluting fuels from sunlight and weeds.  Imagine new ways to fight pathogens with biological tricks, to desalinate oceans and purify scarce water supplies.  Apply your intelligent design to the intelligent design impressed in living things.  Let’s get science back on track and make a difference.  Our microbial servants are there to help.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Die Another Day — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:1Terrain:1.5 SharePrint RelatedWelcome TB-Hotel Liechtenstein — Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2019In “Community”Come on in, the water’s fine. — Blue Lagoon (GC25643) — Geocache of the WeekApril 9, 2014In “Community”Woest Willem – Geocache of the WeekJune 6, 2018In “Community” Location:Jökulsárlón, IcelandN 64° 02.736 W 016° 11.134 On the southeastern coast of Iceland lies Jökulsárlón, which translates literally to ‘Glacial River Lagoon’. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Jökulsárlón lake is dotted with iridescent icebergs. A mountain range underlines the sky in every landward direction.Photo by chaufmaIt’s no wonder this place is a popular setting for dramatic, pinnacle scenes in Hollywood movies. The traditional cache here is part of a series of geocaches hidden at filming locations in Iceland. It marks the spot where a scene from the James Bond epic film Die Another Day was filmed. The movies A View to a Kill and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider also had scenes shot here.The cache container itself fits the James Bond theme… kind of.The cache page notes, “Extra points if you upload a picture of yourself in front of the lake posing as James Bond.” And geocachers definitely have been doing that… though some of them appear to be reproducing scenes from the film’s outtakes!Photo by KapistijnJessikoePhoto by lecon2011Photo by ísbjörnPhoto by devilonightPhoto by Placebo & VincePhoto by JetteSumskThe cache has earned 217 favorite points in four years, making it the 11th most-favorited geocache in Iceland. Should you be lucky enough to visit the area, the highly-favorited EarthCache JÖKULSÁRLÓN (ICELAND) can also be found nearby.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More TraditionalGC3MEKWby Kvikmyndir.islast_img read more

England keeper Matt Prior takes break from cricket due to fitness problems after his team loses to India at Lord’s

first_imgMatt Prior leaves the field after being dismissed during the first Test match against India at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England on July 11, 2014. Photo by Philip Brown(Reuters)England wicket-keeper Matt Prior on Monday announced that he is taking break from cricket due to fitness problems.According to reports, he will miss the remainder of the home series against India and also the entire season for Sussex which he represents in county cricket. Prior is likely to be replaced by Jos Butler. The 32-year-old cricketer’s decision comes hours after the hosts lost to India by 95 runs at Lord’s in London.This is India’s second Test win at Lord’s after a period of 28 years. At the same venue, India registered their lone win back in 1986.Resuming the second session at 173/5, England were bowled out for 223 while chasing a target of 319 runs.Pacer Ishant Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers with career best figures of 7/74. He was adjudged the Man of the Match.Prior did not have a good stint with his bat, scoring 23 and 12 in the match.The third Test between India and England is scheduled to be held at Southampton from July 27.last_img read more

International Yoga Day 2017: How yoga in school can help students

first_img“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self to the self.” – Bhagavad GitaThis beautiful and insightful piece of wisdom can help us understand the importance of yoga in life, and more so in adolescence when a child’s all-round development — physical, emotional and social — begins.Yoga has always been an integral part of Health and Physical Education, a compulsory subject, since 1988. The National Curriculum Framework, 2005, adopted a holistic approach towards health. Thus, yoga became more of an’ experiential learning’ component than a part of instructive education. (Read: JNU gives approval to 3 short-term courses in Indian culture and yoga)  And school life does come up with all the fun and leisure, but that doesn’t make the student’s life pressure-free. One may feel that it is only the senior students who have to face all the hard times but in reality, even the first graders have become susceptible to the academic pressure these days.Why schools are introducing yoga:Yoga brings in the momentous transformation that can enable students to keep up with their regular academic tasks without any flustersYoga not only takes care of the physical well-being but also givescalmative effect on the mental state making it clear that additionalbenefits of yoga are compelling. The educators have become highly interested in apprising students about yoga. When talking about the leading educational institutions, various surveys and reports suggest that this practice is already in the picture. Most parents encourage their kids to get into these classes as they are already familiar with the perks of it.Here’s what teachers have to say:”Often stress is seen as a major hindrance when it comes to the academic performance of students. Hike up in the competition has increased the incidents of stress and depression among students at an alarming rate. As we all know that Yoga comes up with stress relieving powers so it can undeniably be a stress buster for students” says MeetaRai, Principal, DPS Indirapuram.  advertisement”In my opinion, yoga is above all the regular physical exercises as it paves the way for disciplinary lifestyle amidst the students.  It serves both the physical body and the psychological aspect of a person. Gradually, one can develop a power to sense what’s wrong and right,” says GeetaVarshneya, Education Director, Khaitan Public School.”It’s equally important to serve the brain with spiritual knowledge and practices as one cannot apply the knowledge gained from education without the right sense of mind. There are meditation practices involved in yoga because of which both the conscious and subconscious segments of the brain can be benefitted. It’s important to practice overall yoga exercises in order to get the full benefit from it,” she added.These are the benefits of including yoga in school curriculum:1. Physical fitness An all-round development of children includes proper physical growth. This requires that all their nutritional and fitness needs are met. Physical fitness improves stamina, fine and gross motor skills, agility, etc. The chances of a kid, who sincerely practices yoga, performing well in any game is good. Thus, it opens up a career for them in sports. Practicing yoga could also bring about a sense of discipline, which is needed to prosper in any aspect of life. Moreover, 21st century students spend a lot of time in front of computers, which could affect their posture and eventually their health. However, performing asanas could help students mitigate the damage.2. Stress management Managing stress could be difficult for anybody, and perhaps more so for students. A lot of emotions, both negative and positive, could be overpowering. If they are unable to find an outlet or an expression, stress could affect their concentration and memory. If students are unable to manage their stress, it could adversely affect their studies. However, stress is an inevitable part of life and it could also have a positive effect-students could push themselves to achieve their targets and not get disheartened by failures. Vihara or relaxation could be achieved through asana and meditation.3. Personality development The personality development of an individual begins at birth and assumes great importance during adolescence. Emotional, physical, intellectual and social are the various dimensions of personality development. Yoga could help students with their all-round growth. While surya namaskar can improve blood circulation, pranayama could be an effective emotion management tool. An important aspect of personality development is socialisation. Respecting others, being polite and honest with others are key elements in leading a healthy and happy social life. The various breathing techniques of yoga can help students control their thoughts and emotions, reach harmony and manage their social life well.advertisementYoga is more than just breathing techniques and correct postures, it is a way of leading a healthy life.Originated in India, now it is being accepted as a form of science all over the world. It aims to unite the body, mind and soul. Yoga ought to be included in school curriculum with the view of developing a healthy lifestyle in learners and inculcating humane values in them.(With inputs from Beas Dev Ralhan, CEO and Co-founder, Next education India pvt ltd.)Read: Yoga, meditation, tai chi can actually transform your DNA! Read: CBSE’s decision of scrapping re-evaluation policy not justified: Delhi High Court For more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at [email protected]last_img read more

Two migrant landings suspected in Provo since Sunday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp57 illegal migrants captured in Nassau, Bahamas yesterday.#TurksandCaicos, December 12, 2017 – Providenciales – TCI law enforcers have managed to capture only one illegal Haitian after a landing last night in North West Providenciales.   The peculiar thing about the Monday landing is that there is no vessel yet found, Magnetic Media is told.   It is believed that 60 illegals managed to make it to shore in the breach last night.   There is no information on the suspected landing on Sunday.Nearby Bahamas made an interception early Monday in Nassau where 57 illegals were caught.  Three were children.   On Sunday, in Inagua, a huge haul of cocaine was found on a Haitian boat; five Haitians, including the captain were arrested.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force was due to brief media today on the influx from Haiti; revealing that so far in 2017 1,100 illegal migrants have been apprehended with the help of Royal Bahamas Police, Bahamas Immigration and the US Coast Guard.#MagneticMediaNews#suspectedslooplandinginProvoHeader photo: NW Point beach Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more