Journalists face insults and death threats in toxic climate for the press as third journalist leftholed up in a hotel

first_img RSF_en to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation ArgentinaAmericas Follow the news on Argentina Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by death threats against Joaquín Morales Solá, of the daily La Nación and Jorge Fontevecchia, of the daily Perfil. A third journalist, Carlos Furman, has been holed up in a hotel for three months, as a poisonous climate has developed between the press and the Néstor Kirchner government. Help by sharing this information November 19, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed deep concern about death threats made against two journalists who voiced opposition to the government and a climate of fear which has also left another journalist targeted in a shooting holed up in a hotel for the past three months.Joaquín Morales Solá, political columnist on the daily La Nación, and Jorge Fontevecchia, chief executive of publishers Perfil and owner of a daily of the same name, were threatened on 28 September in Buenos Aires after criticising the government of Nestór Kirchner.The worldwide press freedom organisation also expressed alarm about the plight of Carlos Elías Furman, of the 2 de Octubre radio station, who survived a shooting attack on 10 June after revealing local corruption. He has spent the last three months wearing a bullet proof vest in a hotel in Santa Elena, Entre Ríos province in the north-east. “We cannot directly blame the government and its officials for these threats and intimidation,” it said. “Nevertheless the attitude towards the press of the Kirchner administration has contributed to the creating a poisonous climate in which anyone could be prompted to settle scores with the press with complete impunity.”“It would be useful if President Kirchner himself would make a point of condemning these violations of free expression, as have some parliamentarians, including in his own party”.Elsewhere the unfair distribution among the media of the benefit of public advertising, the absence of press conferences at Casa Rosada and the president’s personal targeting of a journalist reveal the authoritarian and reductive conception of the role of the press, it said.“The Néstor Kirchner government cannot at the same time defend this view and pretend to fight against the continuing sequels of the military dictatorship.”On 28 September, Joaquín Morales Solá, columnist on La Nación, received two anonymous phone calls at his office. The first warned him, “This is just the beginning. Three hours later a second call warned him, “The next one you will feel in your body”. The threats came a day after the president publicly criticised the journalist, whom he accused of publishing an article in 1978 in praise of then dictator Jorge Videla. Jorge Fontevecchia received similar threats on the same day after harshly criticising the Kirchner administration in the daily Perfil and the magazine Noticias. The first message said, “This email is just the beginning. Stop harming the national government. Do you know the story of the father who lost his son? We know everything about you. Unless you change, you will suffer because of your family”. Threats from the address “[email protected]” (“you have got very little time left”), were even more macabre: “What a beautiful house, it would be a pity if was blown up by a bomb.”Fontevecchia had hit back in his articles against diatribes by the president and his entourage against the media. He particularly condemned the withholding or awarding of official advertising as a means of pressure or reprisals against press seen as unruly. The head of state still refuses to give a single press conference at his office, the Casa Rosada. Meanwhile, Carlos Elías Furman of radio 2 de octubre has taken refuge for the past three months in a hotel in Santa Elena, in Entre Ríos province and is forced to wear a bullet proof vest. He exposed mismanagement by the mayor, Domingo Daniel Rossi, a member of the ruling Peronist party who was shortly afterwards sentenced to a suspended three-year prison term with an eight-year ban on public office for “illicit enrichment”. Shortly before an appeal launched by Rossi, on 29 May, Furman was attacked by a man who warned him, “We will kill you if you continue to piss off Rossi”. On 10 June, three bullets were fired at the front of his house, which was luckily empty at the time. The journalist has decided to give up the profession and is currently seeking to emigrate to Israel. News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites October 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists face insults and death threats in toxic climate for the press as third journalist leftholed up in a hotel News News News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Receive email alerts On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ArgentinaAmericas December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Permian Basin, U.S. rig counts continue to rise

first_imgHome Local News Business Permian Basin, U.S. rig counts continue to rise A couch sits on the side of Fortune 500 Avenue after having been illegally dumped on Fortune 500 Avenue near W. 3rd st. in West Odessa. Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% The rig count in the Permian Basin increased by five in the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 463 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count increased by 13 to a total of 1,045 rigs. A year ago, 885 rigs were active. The count shows that 844 rigs sought oil, an increase of 10 from the previous week, and 199 explored for natural gas, an increase of three from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $67.25 per barrel, up $1 from last Friday’s close. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $70.70 per barrel, up 98 cents from the previous week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Texas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – May 11, 2018 center_img Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin, U.S. rig counts continue to rise WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleOPD seeks assistance after reported Walmart robberyNext articleVial of dangerous chemical still missing admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Public meeting in Letterkenny to discuss new Junior Cycle

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleImpact seeks government clarity on future of CoillteNext articleDonegal Clubs take honours at Gaeltacht Finals News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp By News Highland – June 4, 2013 center_img Facebook The parents of children in fifth class and below are being invited to an information meeting on the new Junior Cycle in Letterkenny tonight.The meeting, being hosted by the Department of Education and the National Parents’ Council, takes place in the Mount Errigal Hotel 7:00pm to 9:00pm tonight.Minister Ruari Quinn says the Junior Cycle is being refornmed to better reflect the skills and knowledge that students need, and tonight’d session will allow parents ask any questions they may have.Aine Lynch of the NPC has been outlining how the changes will be implemented….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/lynch1pm.mp3[/podcast] News Public meeting in Letterkenny to discuss new Junior Cycle Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+last_img read more

Calls for investment and concern about expansion mark Global Wind Day

first_img By News Highland – June 15, 2012 Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newsx Adverts Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCounty Council can take legal action against those not paying household chargeNext articleMc Conalogue slams proposal to reduce NowDoc service in Inishowen and Gweedore News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Google+ Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Irish Wind Energy Association says more investment is needed to harness Ireland’s potential in the sector.It believes it would create jobs, attract investment and help Ireland’s economy get back on its feet.The benefits of using wind energy will be highlighted during events to mark Global Wind Day today.Caitriona Diviney, Chief Executive of the Irish Wind Energy Association, says it’s time for the Government to increase its use of renewable energy……….>*However, there is a growing clamour for restrictions on the expansion of windfarms, with the inaugural meeting of a new national umbrella group in Roscommon tomorrow.The Campaign for Responsible Engagement with Wind Energy, is seeking minimum distances between turbines and family homes. Last week, Donegal County Council rejected a proposal to place a one kilometre exclusion zone in the new County Development Plan.Roscommon based Labour Senator John Kelly has proposed legislation in that regard which is currently going through the Seanad. He’ll be addressing tomorrow’s meeting. Calls for investment and concern about expansion mark Global Wind Daylast_img read more

Another Bombay High Court Bench Raises Concerns Over Social Distancing Norms Not Being Followed

first_imgTop StoriesAnother Bombay High Court Bench Raises Concerns Over Social Distancing Norms Not Being Followed Sharmeen Hakim2 March 2021 4:13 AMShare This – xLess than a month after Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court threatened to go back to virtual hearings if social distancing norms were not adhered to, a division bench headed by Justice SS Shinde has issued a similar warning. On Monday, the division bench assigned to hear criminal matters, raised concerns about over-crowding in the courtroom and directed advocates and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginLess than a month after Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court threatened to go back to virtual hearings if social distancing norms were not adhered to, a division bench headed by Justice SS Shinde has issued a similar warning. On Monday, the division bench assigned to hear criminal matters, raised concerns about over-crowding in the courtroom and directed advocates and litigants awaiting their turn to wait outside the courtroom. “Do not crowd in the court, or else, we will discharge the entire board and not hear any case,” Justice Shinde said warning lawyers that it would not take any case for physical hearing if social distancing norms were not followed in line with the Standard Operating Procedure for physical hearings. In a circular issued later in the evening, the bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale has directed that only 60 matters be listed for hearing on any given day. These will include fresh and urgent matters. The bench has now also allotted time slots for hearing cases. Until yesterday, the bench would take up over 100 matters in a day, starting from 10 am. The circular issued by the Prothonotary and Sr Master, and Registrar Judicial I, on the directions of the bench, states that advocates and parties-in-person must strictly adhere to social distancing norms and co-operate with peons and security personnel. The HC, at its principal seat in Mumbai, had resumed physical hearings for almost all cases since December 2020. Last week Justice Prithviraj K Chavan of the HC directed the removal of a matter from the board after the advocate removed his mask to argue, to stress that wearing a face mask all the time is compulsoryClick Hear TO Download Notice[Read Notice]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging 102nd Constitutional Amendment

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging 102nd Constitutional Amendment LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 March 2021 1:55 AMShare This – xThe Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing the challenge against Maratha Quota has issued notice in a writ petition challenging 102nd Constitutional Amendment.This writ petition, filed by Shiv Sangram, a political party based in Maharashtra and its leader Vinayakrao T. Mete, is tagged along with Maratha Quota cases.Let formal notice be also issued to the learned…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing the challenge against Maratha Quota has issued notice in a writ petition challenging 102nd Constitutional Amendment.This writ petition, filed by Shiv Sangram, a political party based in Maharashtra and its leader Vinayakrao T. Mete, is tagged along with Maratha Quota cases.Let formal notice be also issued to the learned Attorney General in view of the fact that the validity of the 102nd Constitutional Amendment, the bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan observed in the order.The Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Act, 2018, introduced Article 338B which provides for a Commission for the socially and educationally backward classes to be known as the National Commission for Backward Classes. Further, as per Article 342A, President may with respect to any State or Union territory, and where it is a State, after consultation with the Governor thereof, by public notification, specify the socially and educationally backward classes which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be socially and educationally backward classes in relation to that State or Union territory, as the case may be.In Maratha Quota cases, one of the issues was whether the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 affects the competence of the State Legislature to declare a particular caste to be a socially and educationally backward class. While referring the matter to constitution bench, the three judge bench had observed that there is no authoritative pronouncement on the interpretation of the provisions inserted by the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018. “As the interpretation of the provisions inserted by the Constitution (102nd Amendment) Act, 2018 is a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the Constitution of India, these Appeals are referred to a larger Bench.”, the Court had observed.The, Constitution Bench, however, dismissed the writ petition challenging Chhattisgarh Lok Seva (Anusuchit Jatiyon, Anusuchit Jan Jatoyon, Aur Anya Pichhade Vargon Ke Liye Aarakshan) (Sansodhan) Adhiniyam, 2011.”We are of the view that the present is not a case to be entertained under Article 32 of the Constitution and heard alongwith the cases which are posted before this Bench. We are of the view that ends of justice be served in giving liberty to the petitioners to challenge the statutory provisions before the High Court in an appropriate writ petition.”, the bench said.The bench also de-tagged a writ petition challenging Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act, 2016Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order  Next Storylast_img read more

Giants name Farhan Zaidi new president of baseball operations

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The San Francisco Giants have snatched Farhan Zaidi from the Los Angeles Dodgers and named him their new president of baseball operations, the team announced on Tuesday.“We set out to find one of the best minds in baseball and Farhan’s many accomplishments and expertise exceeded our expectations,” Giants President and CEO Larry Baer said in a statement. “Farhan is widely viewed as one of the top executives in our industry and we are thrilled to have him lead the next chapter of Giants Baseball.”Zaidi, 41, has been with the Dodgers since 2014, serving as their general manager. Under his leadership, the team has clinched four consecutive division titles and has advanced to the National League Championship Series three times and to the World Series twice.In his four years with Los Angeles, the team has posted the second-best winning percentage (.584) in the MLB.“I am delighted to return to the Bay Area and to join one of the most storied franchises in the game,” Zaidi said in a statement. “I have watched the Giants from afar and I have great respect for the organization’s culture and many accomplishments.” “I am excited about this new opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting right to work,” he added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img November 7, 2018 /Sports News – National Giants name Farhan Zaidi new president of baseball operationslast_img read more

St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements For Week Of August 20, 2018

first_imgSt. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements For Week Of August 20, 2018 Bianca Peyton, Evansville, daughter, Jalyn Carissa, Aug. 10Rebecca and Kevin Ray II, Henderson, KY, son, Oliver Merritt, Aug. 12Jennifer Followell and Joshua Simmons, Evansville, daughter, Nalani Skye, Aug. 13Elyse and Justin Harper, Evansville, daughter, Emersyn Rae, Aug. 13Carmen and Brandon Barnett, Evansville, son, Gabriel Allen Wayne, Aug. 13Bonnie and Robert Woodham, Evansville, son, Tyler James Ryan, Aug. 13Amber Nance and Bradley Phelps, Madisonville, KY, son, Ethan Cole, Aug. 13Kinzy Goldesberry and Blake Goodman, Mount Vernon, IN, daughter, Brynleigh Jo, Aug. 14Jill and Brandon Scott, Evansville, daughter, Anderson Fiala, Aug. 15Kiley Nash and Aaron Bates, Evansville, son, Aaron Nathaniel Jr., Aug. 15Arianna Swinney and Josiah Sargent, Evansville, son, Ky’Aire Creed Esco, Aug. 15Carrie Carson, Morganfield, KY, son, Joshua Scott, Aug. 16Tadra Wilson and John Holland III, Evansville, daughter, Isla Faith, Aug. 16Jamie and Ryan Schmitt, Evansville, son, Booker Ryan, Aug. 17Sarah and Daniel Kissel, Evansville, son, Nathan Francis, Aug. 17 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Exposure to phthalates may raise risk of pregnancy loss, gestational diabetes

first_imgIn recent years, a growing body of evidence has suggested that phthalates—synthetic chemicals used in scores of products ranging from vinyl flooring to food packaging to medical tubing to cosmetics—can cause reproductive harms. Now, two new studies from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have revealed that these hormone-disrupting chemicals may increase both the risk of miscarriage and risk factors for gestational diabetes.Much of the evidence about phthalates’ potential harm comes from animal studies; less is known about their impact in humans. The results of these two studies are important because pregnancy loss is prevalent—about 31 percent of all conceptions end in miscarriage—and the incidence of gestational diabetes has tripled over the past two decades, now occurring in 7 percent of all pregnancies worldwide.One study followed a group of 256 women at Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center from 2004 to 2014 who were undergoing medically assisted reproduction, such as in-vitro fertilization. The researchers measured concentrations of 11 phthalate metabolites in the women’s urine around the time of conception. Women with the highest concentrations of a type of phthalate called di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, or DEHP, were 60 percent more likely to lose a pregnancy prior to 20 weeks than those with the lowest concentrations, the study found.Lead author Carmen Messerlian, a research fellow in Harvard Chan School’s Department of Environmental Health, called the findings compelling, noting that this was the first study to examine how phthalate exposure may affect pregnancies in their earliest stages among couples who have difficulty becoming pregnant. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Does creating gun-free zones increase safety?

first_img Read Full Story Some communities have designated certain public spaces, like courthouses and municipal buildings, as gun-free zones. But experts say there’s no conclusive evidence as to whether establishing such zones increases safety.A Dec. 4, 2019 story on WAMU (Washington, D.C.’s NPR station) described a recent decision by the Aspen, Colorado city council to ban openly carrying guns in City Hall and other government buildings. Opponents of the decision had said that it would decrease safety, arguing that armed private citizens could help in active shooter situations.David Hemenway, professor of health policy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said there’s no way to know for sure about the impact of gun-free zones. He posits that it’s because there’s a lack of research on the topic — and on guns and violence in general — because of Congressional efforts to thwart the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from carrying out gun-related research.last_img read more