News May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Organisation Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en Follow the news on Colombia ColombiaAmericas News to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News September 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eight journalists on new paramilitary hit list “Los Urabeños,” a paramilitary military group that is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of press freedom,” has threatened eight journalists with various media in the cities of Cali and Buenaventura, in the northern department of Valle del Cauca.The journalists are named in message that was sent to them on 28 September, four days after two other journalists were threatened in a similar manner by the criminal gang known as “Los Rastrojos.” It accuses them of reporting false information about the arrest of a member of “Los Urabeños,” describes them as “military targets” and gives them 24 hours to leave their respective cities.The eight journalists are Gildardo Arango, the director of Noticiero Más Pacifico, Yesid Toro of El País and Q’hubo, Darío Gómez of Radio Caracol, Álvaro Miguel Mina of Radio Q’hubo, Henry Ramírez of Noticias Uno, Christian Mauricio Abadía of Red + Noticias, Oscar Gutiérrez of Radio Buenaventura and Julio Cesar Bonilla of the Voces del Pacífico community TV station.“We urge the authorities to provide protection to the journalists threatened by this paramilitary group,” said Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles. “The authorities must take this kind of intimidation seriously and must confront the increase in threats against journalists in Colombia.”The Office of the Defender of the Colombian People, a national body created to promote human rights, said it has knowledge of 98 cases of journalists being threatened since the start of 2014, 51 more than the number of cases reported last year.Although the number of journalists being murdered has fallen sharply since the start of the previous decade, Colombia is still Latin America’s second deadliest country for media personnel.Colombia is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.26 September 2014 Press release :TWO JOURNALISTS NAMED BY PARAMILITARY ORGANIZATIONColombian journalists Leiderman Ortiz Berrio and Edgar Astudillo are among threatened by the paramilitary organization “Los Rastrojos” in a hit list circulated on leaflets in the city of Montería, in the northern department of Córdoba.“If you continue with your political, pro-union, pacifist, leftist proselytizing against our organization, you will pay the price,” the leaflet says. “Our patience has its limits.” “Los Rastrojos” has threatened Ortiz Berrio and Astudillo as “agitators.” The two journalists are among 24 people named on the list, which also includes political leaders and activists. This form of threat is a terror tactic long employed by Colombian paramilitaries and drug traffickers. Many journalists have been treated as “military targets” by these criminal gangs.Ortiz Berrio is the editor of La Verdad del Pueblo, a weekly newspaper that reports on corruption and violence in the Bajo Cauca region of northern Colombia. He has been the target of repeated threats. In 2010, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights requested that the Colombian government provide him with protection. He has kept on living in Caucasia, in Antioquia department, but travels in an armoured car, protected by three bodyguards.Astudillo, the other threatened journalist, also receives government protection. In 2009, he reported extensively on “Los Paisas,” a criminal gang. He left Montería, the capital of Córdoba, under threat. Having returned in 2011, he now runs a program on a local broadcaster, Radio Panzenú.“Reporters Without Borders urges the government to thoroughly investigate the publication of the hit list and to take action against those responsible for this new terror campaign in northern Colombia,” said Camille Soulier, head of the organization’s Americas desk. “The government must go beyond providing protection – undeniably necessary though that is – and take systematic action against impunity in order to guarantee the safety of journalists who risk their lives daily to inform the public on sensitive issues.”Ortiz Berrio demanded that the National Protective Unit re-evaluate measures taken to safeguard his family as well as dozens of other threatened journalists. He recently attended the funeral of a colleague, journalist Luis Carlos Cervantes, who was murdered in Antioquia on 12 August. A paramilitary group, Los Urabeños, was the alleged perpetrator.Colombia ranks 126th of 180 counties in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out more
Kaepernick had begun kneeling during the anthem in August 2016 in order to draw attention to racial injustice following the deaths of several unarmed black men during confrontations with police. Kaepernick’s kneeling protest has become an emblematic expression of solidarity adopted during the recent demonstrations across the United States and around the world since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Protesters and police officers have all taken a knee during the protests while sports stars in Germany’s Bundesliga have all kneeled before recent matches. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar HouseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The United States Soccer Federation is considering scrapping a rule which bans players from kneeling during the national anthem, officials confirmed on Monday. US star Megan Rapinoe kneels during playing of the national anthem in 2016. USSF president Cindy Parlow Cone called for the policy to be discussed at a board meeting due to take place on Tuesday, ESPN reported on its website. A USSF spokesperson later confirmed the federation was considering repealing the policy. In a controversial move, US soccer introduced a rule in 2017 which formally states that players must “stand respectfully” during the national anthem. It came after US women’s team star Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the anthem at an international in 2016. Rapinoe took a knee in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Ex-Eagles star denies begging Hoffenheim for contract Players from English Premier League giants Liverpool also knelt in a photo distributed through the club’s social media channels last week. ESPN said if US Soccer’s board votes to repeal the policy, it would take effect immediately but would still need to be voted on at the federation’s annual meeting next year.
Press Association Rani Abraham, the former temporary personal assistant who leaked sexist emails sent by Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, has claimed she has been threatened with legal action by the organisation. Scudamore spoke of his “sincere contrition” after the top-flight clubs decided against any disciplinary action against him and vowed to hold a series of meetings across football’s administration to reassure them of his commitment to promote women in the game. Premier League acting chairman Peter McCormick said he had conducted an investigation into the matter in conjunction with external legal advisors and that the clubs accepted Scudamore’s “genuine and sincere apology”. McCormick said a female senior executive at the Premier League referred to in the emails had been copied in the exchanges and has confirmed that she “was not then and is not now offended by the references”. The emails referred to women in a derogatory terms, contained sexual innuendoes, and made jokes about “female irrationality”. The Premier League said Abraham had not been authorised to read the emails, something she denies. McCormick said Abraham “was not exposed to them in the course of her duties but had to search for them in a private email account which she was not authorised to access”. The case caused a storm of criticism of Scudamore and it is to be discussed by the Football Association’s inclusion advisory board later on Tuesday. The pressure group Women in Football claimed the Premier League had missed an opportunity. A statement said: ”Women in Football is disappointed that the Premier League has missed a significant opportunity to demonstrate a strong commitment to equality in the workplace. ”In not recommending action – in any form whatsoever – it will be extremely difficult for women working in the industry to feel reassured that this issue has been adequately addressed.” “I won’t go quiet because I am standing up for what I believe in. “I haven’t taken legal action but I am speaking to a solicitor at the moment.” Abraham said she was disappointed and surprised the Premier League clubs had decided not to sanction Scudamore. Abraham said: “I’m highly surprised the Premier League have decided to take no sanctions whatsoever against Richard Scudamore. “I feel very disappointed, I think it sends out a damaging message about how we regard women in football.” Abraham said she had not been contacted as part of the league’s investigation. She added: “They haven’t approached me, they haven’t heard my side of the story so there has not been a thorough investigation. I honestly think they are not taking the sexism seriously.” The Premier League would not comment on Abraham’s latest claims. It is understood however that she was asked to return the copies of the emails she had taken as they contained confidential and commercially sensitive information. Abraham said she received lawyers’ letters after taking the emails to the Sunday Mirror and was herself now considering taking legal action against the organisation. She told BBC Radio 5 Live: “When I approached the Mirror I received a letter from the Premier League’s lawyers threatening legal action, they said there had been a breach of trust, it was a very threatening letter, I have had a couple now, and I believe the Premier League are trying to scare me.
(ESPNCricinfo) – Moeen Ali is in line for his first Test appearance in almost a year, while Essex’s Dan Lawrence could be given a chance to challenge for a place in England’s middle order, after both men were named in a 30-man training squad that will prepare behind closed doors ahead of next month’s Test series against West Indies.Moeen, who was dropped after the first Test of last summer’s Ashes, opted out of England’s winter tours of New Zealand and South Africa, as well as the trip to Sri Lanka in March that was curtailed midway the opening warm-up match due to the COVID-19 outbreak.But having indicated in April that he was “probably ready” to resume his Test career, he joined the 16 players who travelled for that Sri Lanka tour, among them his fellow spinner, Jack Leach, whose involvement in the bio-secure Test series had been in some doubt after his bouts of illness in the winter, including a sepsis diagnosis in New Zealand.Lawrence, meanwhile, has been given his opportunity after playing a key role in Essex’s two Championship victories in three seasons. His call-up comes off the back of an outstanding winter for England Lions in Australia, where he scored two centuries in the red-ball leg of the tour, including 125 against Australia A at Melbourne – England’s first victory in an unofficial Test in Australia in seven win-less tours.Also included in the 30-man squad – which will be trimmed to nearer 20 players after the squad has played a three-day warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl, starting July 1 – are some more familiar names.James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood all return after being omitted from the Sri Lanka tour due to injury. Rory Burns, England’s first-choice opener, is also back, having undergone ankle surgery after sustaining an injury playing football on the eve of the Cape Town Test.The 30-man squad also includes a range of fast bowlers who may well challenge the incumbents given the condensed schedule, with three Tests taking place in as many weeks, and a similar itinerary in store for Pakistan’s visit in August.Somerset’s twins, Jamie and Craig Overton, are both included, alongside Lancashire’s Saqib Mahmood, Warwickshire’s Olly Stone, and Sussex’s Ollie Robinson, who has amassed 137 wickets in the last two Championship seasons.The Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory is also in the mix, having debuted for England in the T20I series in New Zealand last year.England’s spin ranks are supplemented by Surrey’s left-arm spinner Amar Virdi, while the selectors have also kept their wicket-keeping options wide open by including both Jonny Bairstow, who this week reiterated that he wanted his gloves back, and Gloucestershire’s James Bracey, alongside the Test incumbent Jos Buttler and Surrey’s Ben Foakes.The squad is due to report to the Ageas Bowl on June 23, where they will they stay at the venue’s on-site hotel and practise under the guidance of a red-ball coaching group that will be led by head coach Chris Silverwood, with Graham Thorpe alongside him.Paul Collingwood is set to take charge of England’s white-ball squad for their series against Ireland, so three further coaches have been seconded from county cricket: Lancashire’s Glen Chapple, Gloucestershire’s Richard Dawson, and Kent’s Matthew Walker. Chris Read will also join the management team as wicket-keeping consultant, alongside Carl Hopkinson as fielding coach.Mo Bobat, the ECB performance director, said: “The support that we’ve received from counties during our return to training phase so far has been excellent, and it’s great to be able to continue with this collaborative approach as we move into a ‘Behind Closed Doors’ training environment.“As is the case in the current climate, things have progressed quickly, and we are very grateful to counties for allowing us to second their coaches to support our Test preparation. The larger group of players will certainly keep them busy.“Involving Glen Chapple, Richard Dawson and Matt Walker adds significant leadership strength to our coaching team, as well as their obvious technical and tactical knowledge. Similarly, Chris Read’s vast experience at the highest level will no doubt add value.“Both Glen (Chapple) and Richard (Dawson) were involved in winter Lions activity, so it’s nice for them and the players to build on effective coaching relationships and it’s also a real positive for our domestic game that we can expose a greater number of our coaches to international cricket.”Ed Smith, England’s national selector, added: “Everyone involved with England is delighted that cricket is returning soon, and that the players are reporting for group training in preparation for the Test series against the West Indies.”
Tipp FM will have regular updates from the game, which gets underway at 7 o’clock. Tipp take on the Treaty County at Semple Stadium in a match that will determine their future in the provincial competition.If the Premier win then they’ll go on to play Waterford in another play-off next week.Mick O’Sullivan says the players and support staff will give everything they have in an effort to beat Limerick.
Casey is pleased with the progress the Pistons have made in his first season as head coach and says there is more to come as they prepare to face the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.”Making the playoffs is what your goal is going into the season and validates what we’re talking about, it validates the culture, it validates the style of play,” Casey said. Related News NBA playoffs 2019: Pistons forward Blake Griffin’s status uncertain for Game 1 Joel Embiid injury update: ‘It’s possible’ 76ers star could miss start of playoffs “The great thing about it is we’re not where we’re going to be. There’s a lot of growth for us, a lot of areas we’ll get better at in Year 2 just from understanding how we want to play and how we want to do things.””I want to congratulate each and every one of you.”Go inside the locker room and hear Coach’s message to the team after we secured our playoff spot. #DetroitBasketball pic.twitter.com/zAq10gCwia— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) April 11, 2019Owner Tom Gores expressed his pride at seeing the Pistons extend their season.”I’ve got to give credit to the team,” Gores said. “I’m very proud of getting in the playoffs, but I’m more proud of them handling adversity. Dwane Casey says securing an NBA playoff berth “validates the culture” he has instilled and believes the Pistons can go from strength to strength.The Pistons secured the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 115-89 victory over the Knicks in their final game of the regular season on Wednesday. “That’s something that amazes me.”Andre Drummond scored 20 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, while Luke Kennard poured in a game-high 27 points in an emphatic win over the Knicks.Things get considerably harder from here, though, as the eighth-seeded Pistons open the playoffs against the Bucks, who at 60-22 not only are the East’s top seed but also finished with the league’s best regular-season record. The best-of-seven series starts Sunday in Milwaukee.
zoom Greek dry bulk shipowner Diana Shipping has closed the year with a much wider year-on-year net loss amounting to USD 164.2 million, compared to a net loss of USD 64.7 million seen in 2015. Diana Shipping ascribed part of the loss to loss and impairment of the company’s investment in Diana Containerships.In 2016, time charter revenues amounted to USD 114.3 million and were lower than time charter revenues in 2015, which totaled USD 157.7 million. Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate stood at USD 6,106 last year, compared to a significantly higher TCE rate of USD 9,739 in 2015.The fourth quarter earnings were almost in line with the corresponding period in 2015, resulting in USD 800,000 bigger loss.Time charter revenues were USD 28 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to USD 38.3 million for the same quarter of 2015. During the fourth quarter of 2016, TCE rate was USD 6,319, against USD 9,169 in the same period of 2015.“The decrease in time charter revenues was due to decreased average time charter rates that we achieved for our vessels during the quarter and was partly offset by revenues derived from the increase in ownership days resulting from the enlargement of our fleet,” Diana said.As of February 14, 2017, Diana has a fleet of 48 dry bulk vessels comprising four Newcastlemaxes, fourteen Capesize vessels, three Post-Panamaxes, four Kamsarmaxes and 23 Panamaxes, with a combined carrying capacity of around 5.7 million dwt and a weighted average age of 7.71 years.
TORONTO – Viewers hoping to catch the latest HBO series and fresh Hollywood movies have a new choice in their streaming options.Bell Media says it’s throwing open the gates to its vast library of content that was previously only available to cable subscribers of The Movie Network and HBO Canada.Starting next week, Canadians will have access to a bulked up version of the Crave streaming platform, dubbed Crave+, for an additional fee of about $10 per month.It’s a significant change for cable subscribers who were hanging onto their TV packages for access to TMN and its sister channels.Under the new Crave+ they will have the option to join other cord-cutters, though some cable providers may sell the Crave package at a discount with other set-top TV offerings.The move comes as Bell Media contends with competition from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.“Every day you read about a new offering that’s in the marketplace,” said Bell Media chief executive Randy Lennox in an interview, highlighting how Crave is now considered both a TV and online option.“We’re trying to be on both sides of the highway.”The new Crave+ package includes all of Showtime and older HBO series previously on CraveTV, plus a roster of more recent shows like new seasons of “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld.”Customers who don’t want the extra stuff can hang onto a basic Crave package, which includes series from Vice, Showtime and Crave exclusives like “Letterkenny” and “Star Trek: Discovery.”Bell Media is in the midst of widespread changes to its TV channels which include a decision to retire its brand The Movie Network and replace it with channels under the Crave name.Companies in this story: (TSX: BCE)
Just one hour a week of brisk walking may stave off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, according to a study unveiled on Monday. “This is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It’s very doable,” said Dorothy Dunlop, a professor at Northwestern University in the US. “This minimum threshold may motivate inactive older adults to begin their path towards a physically active lifestyle with the wide range of health benefits promoted by physical activity,” said Dunlop, lead author of the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAbout two in five people with osteoarthritis – most of whom have it in their lower joints – develop disability limitations, researchers said. The study found an hour of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity allowed older adults to maintain their ability to perform daily tasks like getting dressed or cross a street before a traffic light walk signal changed. The weekly hour of exercise reduced their risk of mobility disability by 85 per cent and their risk of activities of daily living disability by almost 45 per cent. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFour years after the start of the study, 24 per cent of adults who did not get the weekly hour of brisk physical activity were walking too slowly to safely cross the street, and 23 per cent reported problems performing their morning routine. The researchers analysed four years of data from more than 1,500 adults in the national Osteoarthritis Initiative from Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. All the adults had pain, aching or stiffness in lower extremity joints from osteoarthritis but were free of disability when they began the study. Their physical activity was monitored using accelerometers. “Our goal was to see what kind of activity would help people remain free of disability,” Dunlop said. Guidelines in the US recommend older adults with arthritis should participate in low-impact activity. For substantial health benefits including reducing the risk for heart disease and many other chronic diseases, these guidelines recommend older adults participate in at least 2.5 hours a week of moderate-intensity activity. However, that level of activity can be daunting for inactive older adults with lower extremity pain, Dunlop said. “We hope this new public health finding will motivate an intermediate physical activity goal. One hour a week is a stepping stone for people who are currently inactive. People can start to work towards that,” Dunlop said.
Gautam Buddh Nagar: With just a few days left for Gautam Buddh Nagar District to go polling, almost every party is trying hard to attract voters while their start campaigners are conducting public meet, road shows, rallies to seek votes for their candidate.On Sunday, Congress Party’s star campaigner and party General Secretary of western UP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, organised a Sadbhavna Sammelan in sector 51 of Noida. He further conducted a rally in Khurja area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderWhile campaigning for their candidate Dr Arvind Kumar Singh from Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha seat, Scindia trained guns on the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) citing that the BJP party has not fulfilled any of their promises and has only divided the country in the name of religion. “The BJP party has ignored issues of farmers and youth but has contributed to spread hatred in the country on the name of caste. The condition of youths in our country is deteriorating day by day and no possible solution has been made by the BJP to overcome the problem of unemployment,” said Scindia. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFurther targeting the government on farmer’s issues, Scindia said that the condition of farmers in our country is very miserable under the BJP rein. “Farm distress is a major issue in the region. People’s lands have been acquired, their compensations are either pending or are inadequate. The MSP (minimum support price) for crops is low, the situation needs to be improved,” added Scindia. Speaking on the occasion, Congress candidate Arvind Kumar Singh said their party will have a 17-point agenda for Gautam Buddh Nagar, including jobs, farm distress, flat buyers’ issues, private school fees regulation and women safety among priorities. He assured the locals youths to create 30 per cent reservation in jobs for local candidates.