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Three journalists murdered in one week in Mexico

first_img Organisation Reports MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts RSF_en The western hemisphere’s deadliest country for journalists in 2015, Mexico is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further The past week’s third victim was Gerardo Nieto Alvarez, the editor of El Tábano, a local newspaper, whose body was found in Comonfort, in the central state of Guanajuato, on 26 June. His throat had been cut. This is the first time a journalist has been murdered in such a violent manner in Guanajuato.The prosecutor in charge of investigating Nieto’s murder immediately ruled out any possibility of a link with his journalism, eliciting protests from his family, who told Reporters Without Borders they were convinced he was killed because of his work as a journalist.His son told Reporters Without Borders: “My father’s laptop has disappeared. It contained all the information he was going to publish. The prosecutor has not said anything about that.”Veracruz and Oaxaca are among Mexico’s deadliest states for journalists. The high rate of violent crime in these two states is blamed on the organized crime presence and local government corruption.Three other journalists have been murdered so far this year in Mexico: Moisés Sánchez Cerezo in Veracruz, and Abel Manuel Bautista Raymundo and Armando Saldaña Morales in Oaxaca. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Local radio presenter Filadelfo Sánchez Sarmiento was gunned down by two men yesterday as he was leaving his radio station in Miahuatlan, a town in the southern state of Oaxaca, becoming the third journalist to be killed in Mexico in the space of a week. The other two were murdered in Veracruz and Guanajuato states. News News Sánchez, who worked for La Favorita 103.3 FM, had reported receiving threats, during elections last month. In a Facebook post on 6 June, he wrote: “Death threats against me again, and the announcement that the radio will be burned down on Sunday 7 June…”Relatives also reported that he and one of his colleagues received several death threats in September 2014 from persons close to Miahuatlan’s mayor without any investigation ever being carried out.Oaxaca’s governor said in a press release that he had asked the state prosecutor to “deploy all the human and legal resources necessary for carrying out the investigation and obtaining the arrest of these responsible for the radio announcer’s murder.”“We are appalled by all these murders of journalists in Mexico,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “Three deaths in a week – when will the violence stop?“We call on the Oaxaca, Veracruz and Guanajuato authorities to ensure that impartial, independent and thorough investigations are carried out and that those responsible for these despicable crimes are arrested. We also urge the authorities to make sure investigators do not systematically rule a possible link to the victim’s journalistic work right from the start of the investigation.”The body of Juan Mendoza Delgado, a local news website editor based in Medellín de Bravo, in the eastern state of Veracruz, was found in a Veracruz morgue yesterday, a day after he was reported missing. His body was reportedly taken to the morgue after he was run down by a car.Just a few days ago, the governor of Veracruz was very critical of journalists, accusing them of being linked to organized crime and warning them to “behave themselves.” News Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more July 3, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists murdered in one week in Mexico NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Drunk students buy from Hassan, but cashew Hussein

first_imgIn a 2016 interview with Cherwell he revealed: “My favourite item on the menu? Well, I love my chicken wrap, with cheese and chips, chilli sauce and garlic mayonnaise… just a little bit of chicken and just a little bit of chips and I’m done for the whole night.“The most ordered item has got to be chips and cheese, and then chips and cheese and meat – chicken or lamb.”Cashew is an app based payment system created last year by Oxford students. Hassan’s, Hussein’s and Ahmed’s kebab vans, as well as several other cafes, restaurants and venues, now all accept payments made through it.Hassan’s name on Cashew has now been changed to ‘Hass Kebabs’. He requests that students use it. Students have been accidentally paying Hussein through the Cashew payments app for post-club kebabs bought from Hassan, it has emerged.Earlier this week, Hassan discovered that his intoxicated clientele had been misspelling, or simply mistaking, his name for that of rival kebab van owner Hussein.He told Cherwell that he didn’t know how much money he had lost but that, “mistakes happen,” and despite the loss of income he bore no ill will.Hassan has been trading from his van—ranked 68th out of 460 Oxford restaurants on Trip Advisor—on Broad Street since 1995, before which he worked in a French bakery.last_img read more

Cake Décor appoints Paul Parkinson as head of B2B and sugarcraft

first_imgGlasgow-based Cake Décor has appointed Paul Parkinson as head of B2B and sugarcraft.Parkinson joined the firm 18 months ago, working on sales of cake decorations to the baking industry.“Paul has made a huge impact on our bakery business with his experience, skills and tenacity. We continue to invest heavily in developing and launching new products, and this strategic appointment gives us even more focus and presence in manufacturing bakeries nationwide,” said Bill Donnelly, managing director at Cake Décor.Cake Décor supplies sprinkle decorations, frostings and sugarpastes to plant bakeries, artisan bakers and UK supermarkets.last_img

Connection as an answer to turmoil

first_imgIn this time of COVID-19 and civil unrest in America, happiness often seems increasingly elusive. Yet that may not have to be so, and, in fact, such turmoil can offer opportunities for both personal and professional fulfillment.That was the theme of an online conversation Saturday night between the Dalai Lama and Professor Arthur C. Brooks of Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Speaking from his home in Dharamshala, India, the Dalai Lama, longtime leader of Tibetan Buddhism, spoke with Brooks, HKS professor of the practice of public leadership and HBS professor of management practice, for 90 minutes in a live segment of Brooks’ HBS class called “Leadership and Happiness.” The Dalai Lama answered questions from students about their concerns and their duties in a troubled world.Connection — even as people are usually now forced to work and study separately — is the key to happiness, he said. “We need a sense of oneness. We are each one of 7 billion human beings.” Occasionally aided by an interpreter, the 85-year-old religious leader stressed that point repeatedly. Especially when faced with global crises such as the pandemic and climate change, he said, people must engage as a global community.“We can no longer say ‘my nation, my country,’ ” he said. “We should say ‘my planet.’ We have to live on this planet together.”The potential for happiness is in that connectivity. “Happiness is in the mind,” the Dalai Lama said. As individuals and as leaders, when we reach out to others, lifting them up, we experience that connection, and the resulting fulfillment brings us happiness.,Even during a pandemic, he advised, we can find peace. Science and intellectual analysis, he stressed, are vital. If health professionals advise that it is not safe to gather, we need to respect that. He said he personally has found solitude useful for meditation. But being alone should be a choice: “With technology, the oneness of people becomes more clear,” he added. “We can communicate with each other.”Isolation, he pointed out, can be largely a state of mind. “Tibet, in ancient times, was lonely but happy.” Even in the sparsely populated, mountainous country, “When one family needed some help, they could ask,” he said, relying on a strong sense of community.Now, people are clustered in big cities but often without a sense of their interdependency.  “Instead of trust, there is fear and distrust,” he said. Focusing on material wealth or competition rather than on interdependency and the general good “eventually creates anger, so the person will not be happy.”Countering this outlook is within our power. He described his own travels and how, as a stateless person, he could have felt isolated and alone. Instead, wherever he was, he saw himself as part of a larger community, anywhere in the world.Pushing further for being in the world, the Dalai Lama promoted what Brooks called “the sanctity of the intellectual life.” He repeatedly returned to the need for academic rigor, even at the expense of religious doctrine. Following discussions with scientists, for example, he has let go of centuries-old Buddhist concepts, “like Mount Meru and the sun and the moon being the same size,” he said, referring to the sacred peak considered the center of the universe. “You must be realistic and analyze,” he said.,“We’re not like other animals,” he said, simply seeking sustenance or safety. “A lot of our problems are our own mental creations.” The solution, he stressed, comes in improving our educational systems to teach community and equality rather than division and difference. Science, he added, can further our understanding of our emotions and the human mind. “A lot of problems were created by the human mind itself, so the remedy also, you see, lies within the human mind. Investigate.”He concluded his talk by speaking directly to the student audience. Referring to his own status as a refugee and to the problems that his generation has left the world, he became, once again, philosophical. “Time is always moving,” he said. “We cannot change the past. The future is not yet come. What kind of future depends on the present, the younger generation — you are the key people who can create a happier future. So, please, you should not just copy what has happened. New thinking is very necessary. Please think more.”last_img read more

Mayweather met with Pjanic and other Teammates (video)

first_imgRetired American Boxer Floyd Mayweather was on Wednesday at King Abdullah Stadium in Saudi Arabia, where he watched the Super Cup in Italy, where Juventus won against Milan.This 41-year-old American boxer caused a lot of attention with his appearance, and Milan and Juventus soccer players took the opportunity to take photos with him.“It was a very difficult match, it’s very warm and hard to play in these conditions,” Ronaldo told Rai Sport. “We played well, created a lot of chances and obviously I am happy to have scored the winning goal.“It was my intention to start 2019 with a trophy, I have my first title with Juve and I am very happy.”last_img

First impressions of 49ers Kentavius Street; Sherman sounds off on Seahawks

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Kentavius Street, a super-strong defensive lineman, is among the 49ers’ great personnel mysteries for their 2019 comeback tour.Thursday, the redshirt rookie put his right hand in the turf, lowered his hulking 6-foot-2 frame and slammed forward into the blocking sled while shuffling to his right. Then to his left. Then again to his right.Shuffling is the key right now. He is debuting in practice this …last_img

2010 World Cup journalist’s toolkit

first_imgThe journalist’s toolkit provides media professionals with comprehensive in-depth background information, statistics, facts, figures and more with over 60 detailed official documents on the 2010 Fifa World Cup.All documents are in PDF format.Note that some documents are very large and may take a long time to load in your browser window.For faster downloading, right-click on the download link and choose “Save as” to save the file onto your computer.SECTIONS2010 Fifa World CupFan FestsThe Fifa World CupBroadcastingMediaOrganisationRights ProtectionTransport GuidesInfrastructure2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICAMedia Guide Date of publication: 27 May 2010Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 246Preview contents Size: 9.8 MBDownload document Fan Guide Date of publication: 19 May 2010Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 72Preview contents Size: 5 MBDownload document Match Schedule Date of publication: 5 December 2009Type: DiagramPages: 1Size: 2.6 MBDownload document Media Guide to Teams Date of 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2008Type: Fact sheetPages: 5Size: 90 KBDownload document RIGHTS PROTECTIONGuide to the Fifa Official Marks Date of publication: 26 August 2008Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 26Preview contents Size: 1.4 MBDownload document Fifa Rights Protection Programme Date of publication: 8 March 2010Type: BrochurePages: 10Size: 3.6 MBDownload document Special Conditions for Non-Rights Holders Date of publication: 30 May 2010Type: Fact sheetPages: 4Size: 221 KBDownload document Fifa Marketing Programme Date of publication: 18 May 2010Type: Comprehensive guidePages: 3Size: 688 KBDownload document Sponsorship Programme Date of publication: 20 May 2009Type: BrochurePages: 18Size: 5.5 MBDownload document TRANSPORT GUIDESSouth Africa Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 21Preview contents Size: 2.5 MBDownload document Johannesburg Transport Guide Date of publication: 10 June 2010Type: Transport guidePages: 15Size: 2.2 MBDownload document Cape Town Transport Guide 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PresentationPages: 40Size: 6.2 MBDownload document Eskom Power Supply Date of publication: 22 October 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 7Size: 30 KBDownload document IT&T Solution Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 7Size: 252 KBDownload document Stadium Background Date of publication: 20 November 2009Type: Fact sheetPages: 9Size: 247 KBDownload documentlast_img read more

USDA to EPA: What About Plan B on E15?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterORLANDO (DTN) — As the EPA races the clock to complete a rule allowing year-round E15 sales ahead of the summer driving season, if the rule isn’t done by June 1, the agency may have to resort to a plan B, USDA’s second in command told reporters on Wednesday.Following a speech to the ethanol industry at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Florida, USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky said his agency had approached EPA and suggested that, if the rule isn’t completed in time, EPA could use discretion in restricting E15 use come June 1.“We really do need — and again EPA is still working hard and is very committed to getting a final rule in place and having that announced so that can be in place for the summer driving season to allow year-round sales of E15 — but in the event that they aren’t, I know that’s one of the things of using enforcement discretion or announcing that the EPA is not going to be forcing folks [to stop selling E15 in several states, and] that the retailers are not in danger of having enforcement actions taken against them,” Censky said.Ethanol and gasoline are both low volatility. When the two fuels are mixed, the volatility spikes, but only at blends just below E10. As more ethanol is blended with gasoline, the vapor pressure decreases, which essentially means E15 reduces vapor pressure.For years, the ethanol industry has called on the EPA to equalize the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) regulations for E10 and E15 during the summer driving season. Because of those requirements, E15 has largely not been available to some wholesale suppliers and retailers during the summer. The industry has contended that adding 5% more ethanol in the summer would actually reduce tailpipe emissions.Ethanol increases the RVP, which measures the release of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere. The RVP for gasoline is the lowest, or most stringent, during the summer months when the weather is hot. E10 currently receives an RVP waiver, which keeps the fuel in compliance with RVP requirements year-round. However, E15 is not given the same waiver, so it can’t be sold in the summer.The EPA regulates RVP for gasoline and gasoline-ethanol blended from June 1 to Sept. 15, restricting the retail sale of ethanol blends above E10.EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has stated the agency intends to have the rule allowing year-round sales of E15 completed by June 1. That also includes the reforms to the biofuels credit market in the same rule.Ethanol interests have asked EPA to release two separate rules so as to finish E15 by June 1.PRACTICAL REASONS IN PLAYCensky told reporters that if EPA elects to use discretion on E15 or finish a final rule, for practical reasons it would need to be completed even earlier.“I think the exact nature of what that would take coming from EPA, that’s really EPA that would issue that,” he said. “But from a lot of the conversations we’ve had in the industry, a lot of the contracting for fuel begins around 30 days ahead of time. In our view, whether you have a final rule or you have some sort of announcement, that has to be coming around by May 1.”Though using discretion on E15 may be a fallback, Censky said it is not the preference.“That’s kind of a plan B. But again, I think the first priority and the preference of everybody, including the EPA, would be to get the rule done,” he said.The recent partial government shutdown, Censky said, makes it even more challenging to complete an E15 rule. That’s why the discretion possibility has been raised.“Certainly, the shutdown set our rulemakings within USDA back, it set EPA rulemakings back,” he said. “They have to make up for lost time. We always knew it was going to be a heavy lift to try and get things done by the summer driving season, even before the shutdown. I think the lapse in appropriations and that work was not able to continue in those 35 days does have an impact.”As trade negotiations with China continue, the Chinese have purchased agriculture commodities, including soybeans. But, so far, China’s market for U.S. ethanol effectively remains closed and the Chinese have not agreed to ethanol purchases at this point.“We would like to see them buy ethanol,” Censky said. “My guess is they are waiting to see how the negotiations and the proceedings are turning out.”Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(AG/SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more