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Woman journalist’s murder turns Veracruz into deadliest state for media this year

first_img MexicoAmericas News Yesterday’s discovery of the body of Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, a crime reporter and columnist for the regional daily Notiver in the east-coast port city of Veracruz, adds her name to the long list of journalists who have been murdered or have disappeared in Mexico. A total of 77 have been killed since 2000 and 23 have gone missing since 2003. Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Reports According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, seven Mexican journalists have been murdered since the start of the year and an eighth is missing. In two of the cases, there was a direct link with the victim’s work.Ordaz was the third journalist to be killed this year in Veracruz state, making it the deadliest single state for the media so far this year. The other two were a colleague of Ordaz at Notiver, Miguel Ángel López Velasco, also known as “Milo Vela”, and Noel López Olguín.“In this case, as in most of the previous ones, which are still unpunished, we are outraged by the way the local authorities rule out any link with the victim’s work as a journalist and encourage nasty rumours about the victim even before they start investigating the case,” said Reporters Without Borders, which visited Veracruz state shortly before this week’s tragedy.“Ordaz was one of those journalists who were exposed to danger because of their reporting speciality. At the same time, a link to organized crime obviously cannot be excluded in a state where three feared gangs, the Zetas, the Gulf Cartel and Michoacán’s La Familia, operate. And it is hard not to link Ordaz’s murder with that of her colleague, López, whose columns may have upset certain officials.”Reporters Without Borders added: “In a climate fraught with suspicion and self-censorship, there is an urgent need for mechanisms to protect journalists.” A new, federal-level security agreement signed last November has still not been implemented.Ordaz was found with her throat cut near the offices of the Imagen del Golfo newspaper 48 hours after her abduction on 24 July. A written message found beside the body said: “Friends also betray. Sincerely, Carranza.” Juan Carlos Carranza Saavedra, 33, has been identified by the state prosecutor as the person who murdered López and his family in June. “The motive could be linked to a personal difference” between López and Carranza, the prosecutor’s office said, without offering any further explanation.During its recent visit to Veracruz, Reporters Without Borders learned that, a few days before his murder, López had a heated exchange of words with a nephew of state governor Javier Duarte about information published in Notiver. On the morning of his murder, a column by López had questioned the reputation of two candidates for the job of Veracruz city traffic police chief. Several journalists also told Reporters Without Borders that journalists had been fired at several news media on direct orders from local officials.In the Ordaz murder, the state prosecutor’s office immediately ruled out any link with her work as a journalist, but said investigators were working on the theory that it had something to do with her “links to organized crime.” Notiver’s management did not want to answer Reporters Without Borders’ questions for the time being.Ordaz is the fourth woman journalist to be killed in Mexico in the past decade. Guadalupe García Escamilla of radio Estéreo 91 was murdered in Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas) on 16 April 2005. Felicitas Martínez and Teresa Bautista of Triqui indigenous community radio station La Voz que Rompe el Silencio were the victims of a double murder in Oaxaca state on 7 April 2008. A fifth woman journalist, Maria Esther Aguilar Cansimbe, has been missing in Michoacán state since 11 November 2009.A report prepared for a US congressional committee headed by Republican senator Charles Grassley revealed yesterday that 122 firearms from the United States were found at crime scenes in Mexico or were intercepted en route to Mexican drug cartels.Cartoon: ¡Basta de Sangre! ¡No mas Sangre! campaign. MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more July 27, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist’s murder turns Veracruz into deadliest state for media this year Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News to go further Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en last_img read more

Girls Golf: La Salle Crushes Pomona Catholic by 48 Strokes in Monday’s Del Rey League Contest

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes La Salle continued to show its perseverance Monday at the Santa Anita Golf Course.A few days after getting dominated by Bishop Amat, the Lady Lancers took it out on Pomona Catholic, shooting a team-low of 284, and defeating Pomona Catholic by some 48 strokes.La Salle improved to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in league.Pomona Catholic shot a team score of 332.Monday’s performance marked the first time three players shot 54 or under.La Salle was led by Victoria Tong’s 50, followed by Makenna Hicks (52), Sarah Day (54), Annabel Lee (63) and Gracie Galenas was fifth after shooting a 65.“We continue to improve and that’s encouraging,” La Salle coach Steve Haderlein said. “A bit more focus on putting, and the kids may post below 275 or maybe even 270.” Community News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Sports Girls Golf: La Salle Crushes Pomona Catholic by 48 Strokes in Monday’s Del Rey League Contest By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Monday, October 3, 2016 | 8:26 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Peruvian Army Promotes Science and Technology

first_imgBy Gonzalo Silva Infante/Diálogo September 07, 2018 Through the Directorate of Science and Technology (DICITECE, in Spanish), the Peruvian Army held the unprecedented Innovate Peruvian Army 2018 technological fair at its headquarters in Lima, July 4th-8th. Dozens of private and public companies, as well as local colleges, displayed their products and services side by side with Peruvian military institutions to promote scientific and technological progress in the country. More than 20,000 visitors attended the five-day fair to discover Peru’s military and civil cutting-edge technology exhibited in various booths, including land, air and maritime vehicles. Science and technology experts also gave presentations to emphasize the importance of research. “Our main purpose is to develop science and technology in the Army to contribute to national development,” General César Augusto Astudillo Salcedo, commander of the Peruvian Army, said at the opening ceremony. The event served as a platform for the Peruvian scientific community to display the potential of participants while arousing interest in science among the rural population. The fair also enabled the Peruvian Armed Forces to share with visitors some of the institutional efforts to promote national development and maintain security. “[The fair] is two-pronged: first, to promote interest in research and innovation in other schools. That is, we encourage competitiveness and continuous improvement in terms of innovation,” Peruvian Army Brigadier General Marcos de la Vega Polanco, director of DICITECE, told Diálogo. “Secondly, we got young people interested in innovation, which simply means implementing an idea and creating value for society.” Cutting-edge Peruvian technology The fair allowed the public to discover national products with cutting-edge technology developed for military and police use, such as surveillance and communication systems; virtual intelligence and robotics; weapons, ammunition, and explosives, among others. Technological advances in the medical field, such as prosthetic hands, software applications, and disaster response equipment also figured prominently at the event. Among the military products on display was a drone prototype developed by the Army’s Fourth Division to support the fight against narcotrafficking and terrorism in the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley. According to the Fourth Division, the drone, with infrared cameras, has the ability to send intelligence, photos, and video in real time, and shoot hand or smoke grenades. The Peruvian Army School of Engineering of Lima focused its presentations on technology developed for military operations and humanitarian aid, such as virtual models to support search and rescue efforts in collapsed buildings. The school also highlighted the importance of technological advances in arduous operations such as amphibious military tasks and humanitarian mine clearance. “According to economic figures from relevant entities, the economic growth will be a bit slow, which will limit our military purchases,” Brig. Gen. De la Vega explained. “That’s where science, technology, and research will be our tools to update the weapons we have.” The Armed Forces displayed some of their current equipment, such as armored vehicles, helicopters, unmanned air vehicles, and satellites, among others. A virtual exhibition also enabled people to experience a short trip aboard vehicles such as an interceptor aircraft. Science and technology experts gave informative talks about topics such as strategic research, the application of nuclear technology in the defense field, and the importance of scientific and technological research for the development of operational capabilities in the country’s armed forces. “We combined different topics, so the audience would understand how important research is in the Armed Forces. While it’s true that research holds a fundamental role in socioeconomic development, it can improve the organization to be more efficient and contribute to the government’s objectives,” Brig. Gen. De la Vega said. Agents of change The Army conducts nationwide science and technology contests with various academic institutions, since 2012, spurring the creation of the fair. The plan came together in early 2018. By May, the Army had more than 100 exhibitions confirmed. “We worked with [Peruvian Army] Colonel Ángel Gómez Límaco [deputy director of Technological Transfer at DICITECE],” [Peruvian Army] Lieutenant Colonel Gladys Rojas Cangahuala, deputy director of Knowledge Management at DICITECE, told Diálogo. “We did some planning and contacted universities, schools, and companies.” For DICETECE, the fair was a great success. The Army plans for a regional version in 2019, and adding exhibitors to be able to share it with more people, who will in turn become agents of change. “When cadets graduate from [the Army’s Chorrillos] Military Academy, they go to all corners of the country, to remote areas,” Brig. Gen. De la Vega said. “They will take the seed of research and innovation to cities where these concepts don’t exist; it’s a way to contribute.”last_img read more

Southampton planners block city tower scheme

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Scrap mandatory retirement, say Irish politicians

first_img“The Joint Committee considers that mandatory retirement age should be abolished. No employee should be contractually obliged to retire based on age if they are willing and able to remain at work.”The committee called for Regina Doherty, minister for employment and social protection, to review retirement age laws and also address gender inequality related to the state pension “as a matter of urgency”.Changes made to Ireland’s state pension in 2012 included a doubling of the number of contributions required to qualify for the state pension, which the committee said had a disproportionately negative effect on women.According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a 65-year-old Irish person had a life expectancy of 12.5 years in 1985. By 2014, this had risen to 18.4 years.The committee’s recommendation followed research from The Citizens’ Assembly, a group representing the Irish public, which said 86% of its members supported scrapping mandatory retirement.The Citizens’ Assembly also called for the government to address an anomaly brought about by the divergence of mandatory retirement ages and the state pension age. This had resulted in some people being forced to retire from their workplace at age 65, but not be eligible to claim the state pension until age 66. Companies should no longer be allowed to force employees to retire, according to a committee of Irish politicians.The Irish parliament’s Joint Committee on Social Protection last week published a report calling for a number of changes to the state pension and retirement policy.Many private sector companies in Ireland have a mandatory retirement age, typically 65, despite the government moving to raise the state pension age to 68 by 2028.John Curran, chair of the committee, said: “Committee members were united in the assertion that more work must be done to ensure a sustainable and fair state pension.last_img read more

The Latest: Pole vaulters set bar in competition from homes

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Renaud Lavillenie of France tied for the gold medal Sunday during a men’s pole vault competition held in their own backyards. It was a rare sporting event held during the coronavirus pandemic. May 3, 2020 The Latest: Pole vaulters set bar in competition from homes It was billed as the “Ultimate Garden Clash” and could be a model for future track events. The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to the Tokyo Olympics being moved to 2021, along with the track and field season being put on hold.___All Serie A clubs have been cleared to resume training this week on an individual basis following a clarification from the Italian government.A week ago, the government had said that athletes in individual sports could resume training Monday and teams on May 18. That sparked confusion and frustration from Serie A clubs, which pointed out that their players would be allowed to train individually in public parks but not inside team training centers.Then over the last couple of days, several regional governors said teams in their areas could resume training individually at club training centers. Players from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training on Monday as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.The government is allowing players to train individually at the clubs’ facilities while observing a series of safety measures pre-established by the league and local authorities.The league prepared a detailed four-phase training protocol that has already been distributed to clubs. Smaller group sessions and full squad sessions are likely to be allowed in the coming weeks.All players were expected to be tested for COVID-19 before resuming their training sessions.The Spanish league is expected to resume sometime in June. Duplantis and Lavillenie each cleared a height of 5 meters (16 feet) 36 times over a span of 30 minutes that was broadcast by World Athletics on its social media channels. Both had one miss. Sam Kendricks of the United States wound up third by clearing the bar 26 times.They tried to figure out a tiebreaker before electing to award double gold. The 20-year-old Duplantis initially pushed for a three-minute playoffs, while the 33-year-old Lavillenie nixed the plan.Lavillenie did clear his 36th bar seconds before Duplantis. The event was split into two 15-minute sessions with a short halftime.The trio collaborated on the unique competition format since adjusting the bar wasn’t practical without officials in place.Duplantis competed from his base in Lafayette, Louisiana. Kendricks was at his farm in Oxford, Mississippi, and Lavillenie took part from Clermont-Ferrand, France, as he pushed the family’s trampoline to the side in order to jump. Associated Press The league is working with the government to find a safe way of players resuming group training and playing games by June at the earliest.Parish says “I want to complete the competition for reasons of sporting integrity. I want to crown Liverpool champions and give every other club a fair crack at the best league position they can achieve.”Palace is 11th in the 20-team standings with nine games remaining.Parish says “I certainly don’t want to have difficult conversations about curtailing, voiding and points per game. The ramifications of each are complex and could involve legal challenges that run on for months, if not years.”___ Now the government says all athletes are allowed to take part in “individual sports activity, in public or private areas, while respecting the safe distance of at least two meters (yards) and respecting the ban on any form of gathering.”Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown.___The chairman of Crystal Palace says the Premier League could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Steve Parish offered public support for the league’s “Project Restart” plans after Brighton and West Ham expressed concerns about teams being forced to play their remaining games in neutral stadiums. ___Serie A soccer clubs are in limbo with several regions of Italy allowing players to begin practicing on an individual basis at training centers on Monday while the government has set a May 18 return to the practice field for teams.Sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora is seeking clarification from the government’s techno-scientific coronavirus commission.Emilia-Romagna, Campania, Lazio and Sardinia have each given the go-ahead for teams in their regions to begin individual training. Those regions contain eight Serie A clubs: Bologna, Sassuolo, Spal, Parma, Napoli, Lazio, Roma and Cagliari.Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown. The government announced a week ago that individual athletes can resume training on Monday May 4, while teams can restart May 18.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more