first_imgNews 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 furthercenter_img 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 morelast_img read more

first_imgNewsHealthLimerick TD seeks answers on mental health budgetBy Editor – November 6, 2017 1743 Limerick Post Show | How to quit smoking WhatsApp TAGSbudgetchild and adolescent mental health servicesFine GaelHSEJoint Oireachtas Committee on the future of mental healthlimerickTom Nevillevision for change Email Previous articleAcademos for Limerick lunch at St Mary’sNext articleSunville House burglars to be sentenced Editor Twitter Support for 22 Limerick nursing homes in Covid-19 battle Advertisement World Sepsis Day – Have You Asked, ‘Could it be Sepsis?’ center_img Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom NevilleLIMERICK Fine Gael TD Tom Neville wants the Health Service Executive (HSE) brought before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care to outline its spending on mental health services.Stating that the HSE must appear before the committee as a matter of urgency, Deputy Neville said that as a publicly funded body, it had a significant role in mental health services and must explain its current processes.“As a member of the committee, I want to question the HSE on their budget and what value for money we are getting for it. We need a full account of what daily services are on offer and what taxpayers’ money is being spent on.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The HSE needs to talk to us about recruitment and the problems experienced in this area. We have to examine and identify anomalies in the system that may curtail recruitment or compromise the recruitment process,” Deputy Neville explained.“It is essential we examine the referral process to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, their future implementation and forward planning, given that the Government has allocated an additional €35 million to develop mental health services in 2018.“Thankfully, people understand how big an issue mental health is and that has led to the establishment of this committee. Now we need to see how services can be improved,” he added.“We must also continue to combat stigma and propel a culture of acceptance and understanding in allowing people come forward who may be experiencing emotional difficulty in their lives.“This new committee can assist in bringing about change in how our mental health services are delivered and help and enhance the implementation of a vision for change.“We need to interact and question key stakeholders in mental health services. There is a body of previously unexplored work to be conducted here and it is one I’m looking forward to”.Deputy Neville said he will be writing to the committee to ask that the HSE is one of the first organisations called before it.More health-related articles here Radiographers in UHL making everyone smile SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Printlast_img read more

first_img Previous articleClodagh Corona and the cosmopolis of TraleeNext articleComptroller and Auditor General’s office to report on UL audit Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsWashington welcome for Mary IBy Alan Jacques – February 24, 2018 6374 Twitter Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSAssociation of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)limerickMary Immaculate CollegeWashington WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Professor Eugene Wall, President of Mary Immaculate College (Acting) presenting Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Mr Daniel Mulhall, with a signed copy of poetry by Seamus Heaney, at a special reception held in Washington honour of Mary Immaculate College.MARY Immaculate College (MIC) was on the menu at a special Ambassador’s reception in Washington recently.US universities, colleges and high schools learned about the world-class education and pastoral care their students would experience at the Limerick third level institute during an event hosted by Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Mr Daniel Mulhall.It was held to coincide with the annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) and was an opportunity for Mary Immaculate College to showcase its award-winning international student satisfaction ratings and academic offerings to member universities as well as to other university partners and high school principals from the region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Professor Eugene Wall, President (Acting) of MIC, thanked the Ambassador for hosting the event before expanding on the many relations the College has established with like-minded US institutions.“Over the last number of years, we have been steadily building contacts and partnerships with universities, colleges and high schools all over the world, but we have a particular interest in North America and Australia and working with other Catholic institutions, in light of our common language and shared ethos,” Professor Wall commented.Welcoming the representatives from the various US universities and schools in attendance, the Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Mr Daniel Mulhall, explained why students should study in Ireland.“You get a world class education but you also get the warm welcome that is probably not matched anywhere in Europe,” he said.by Alan [email protected] Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal Community Hospital/beds face closure under HSE plans By News Highland – November 24, 2011 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest Newsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Facebook Community hospitals arcross Donegal could be under threat of closure according to an internal HSE document.Lifford Community Hospital is under threat of full closure with the loss of 20 bedsLong-term care hospital beds at community hospitals in Buncrana, Ramelton and Carndonagh could be closed.The hospital are on a list being circulated among HSE management  in a document which is reported to state that ‘all these units are currently being reviewed under viability and cost of care.They are among 12 hospitals and 840 beds which face being shutdown across the country. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleClaims:State ‘playing games’ to avoid assault charges against Senator O’DomhnaillNext articleFunding allocated for Falcarragh to Gortahork re-surfacing News Highland WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgPolar ice caps preserve information about atmospheric composition over the past tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of years. They contain a rich history of the Earth’s volcanic activity, terrestrial dust sources, sea ice location, terrestrial and marine biological activity, pollution, and atmospheric oxidation capacity. Differences in concentrations of CO2 and CH4 in air extracted from ice of various ages, changes in temperature inferred from d18O in ice, and differences in the dust or acid loading of ice are all used to deduce major changes in the global environment [Oeschger and Langway, 1989]. These temporal patterns of physical properties and chemical species that are recorded in ice offer an opportunity to study the cause and effect relationships of environmental change.last_img read more

first_imgThe collapses of the Larsen A and B ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula in 1995 and 2002 confirm the impact of southward-propagating climate warming in this region. Recent mass and dynamic changes of Larsen B’s southern neighbour Larsen C, the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica, may herald a similar instability. Here, using a validated ice-shelf model run in diagnostic mode, constrained by satellite and in situ geophysical data, we identify the nature of this potential instability. We demonstrate that the present-day spatial distribution and orientation of the principal stresses within Larsen C ice shelf are akin to those within pre-collapse Larsen B. When Larsen B’s stabilizing frontal portion was lost in 1995, the unstable remaining shelf accelerated, crumbled and ultimately collapsed. We hypothesize that Larsen C ice shelf may suffer a similar fate if it were not stabilized by warm and mechanically soft marine ice, entrained within narrow suture zoneslast_img read more

first_imgSeptember 1, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/31/20 Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEAtlanta 6, Boston 3AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore 4, Toronto 3Seattle 2, LA Angels 1Tampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 3Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1Chi White Sox 8, Minnesota 5NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 5, NY Mets 3St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 5Philadelphia 8, Washington 6Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 5San Diego 6, Colorado 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSMiami 115, Milwaukee 104 (Miami leads 1-0)Oklahoma City 104, Houston 100 (Series tied 3-3)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSTampa Bay 3, Boston 2 (2OT — Tampa Bay wins 4-1)Colorado 6, Dallas 3 (Dallas leads 3-2)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONChicago 100, Indiana 77Minnesota 96, Los Angeles 78Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

first_img Singapore, Malaysia conclude naval exercise Malapura Back to overview,Home naval-today Singapore, Malaysia conclude naval exercise Malapura July 28, 2017 Share this article View post tag: RSN View post tag: Malapura View post tag: RMN Some 600 personnel from the Republic of Singapore and Royal Malaysian Navy concluded ten days of drills as part of the bilateral exercise Malapura which took place from July 18 to 28.Conducted since 1984, this year’s exercise was hosted by the Royal Malaysian Navy and saw the participation of six warships and two naval helicopters.The participants carried out joint planning and training at Lumut Naval Base, and conducted conventional naval warfare and maritime security drills in the Malacca Strait.Singapore took part in the exercise with frigate RSS Formidable, missile corvette RSS Victory,  patrol vessel RSS Resilience and a Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk naval helicopter. Malaysia sent its frigate KD Lekiu, corvette KD Kasturi, patrol vessel KD Selangor and a Super Lynx helicopter.The closing ceremony was held on Friday at the RSN’s Fleet Command Building in RSS Singapura – Changi Naval Base.“The good mutual understanding between our sailors was key to the successful conduct of this exercise,” Commander of the RSN Task Group, Colonel Anthony Lee said during his closing remarks. “Both navies demonstrated high levels of interoperability during shore planning and various warfare serials at sea. This is testament of the good friendships and trust that have been forged over the years.” Authoritieslast_img read more

first_img* Not Available and/or Conditions Uncertain.Air Quality Action DaysOzone Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when maximum ozone readings averaged over a period of eight hours are forecasted to reach 71 parts per billion (ppb), or unhealthy for sensitive groups on the USEPA Air Quality Index scale.Particulate Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when PM2.5 readings averaged over the period of midnight to midnight are forecasted to reach 35 micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3).Current conditions of OZONE and FINE PARTICULATE MATTER are available in near real-time on the Indiana Department of Environment Management’s website.National and regional maps of current conditions are available through USEPA AIRNow. Air quality forecasts for Evansville and Vanderburgh County are provided as a public service.  They are best estimates of predicted pollution levels that can be used as a guide so people can modify their activities and reduce their exposure to air quality conditions that may affect their health.  The forecasts are routinely made available at least a day in advance, and are posted by 10:30 AM Evansville time on Monday (for Tuesday through Thursday) and Thursday (for Friday through Monday).  When atmospheric conditions are uncertain or favor pollution levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, forecasts are made on a daily basis.Ozone forecasts are available from mid-April through September 30th.  Fine particulate (PM2.5) forecasts are available year round. MondayNovember 28TuesdayNovember 29WednesdayNovember 30ThursdayDecember 1FridayDecember 2 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare OzoneAir Quality IndexNA*NA*NA*NA*NA* Ozone(peak 8-hr avg)(expected)NA*NA*NA*NA*NA* Fine Particulate(0-23 CST avg)Air Quality IndexmoderategoodgoodgoodNA*last_img read more

first_imgIn addition to a passion for computer science, Harvard students Tom Silver ’16, Kevin Yang ’17, and Saranya Vijayakumar ’18 share a common goal: to empower local middle school students. The College students are leaders in the Digital Literacy Project (DLP), a Harvard organization that teaches computer science to middle school students.To date, the project has led 36 programs in five Boston Public Schools (BPS) sites, including the Jackson/Mann K-8 School, the Mission Hill K-8 School, and the Boston Teachers Union, teaching basic computer science skills to 500 students in the process. The project had an international scope when it was founded in 2008, working with the program One Laptop Per Child. But when Silver became president in 2013, he wanted to focus more on schools right here at home.“I wanted it to be more locally focused and education focused,” he said. “We reached out to BPS and started a teaching program, and now that’s what DLP is today. We’re now an organization with a full program, and I think that’s because Harvard students are in schools every week, seeing the real impact they can have.”Every week during the school year, as many as 50 Harvard students volunteer in local schools through the project, teaching the basics of computer science and providing young students with skills they need to succeed.“It’s extremely important because technology is going to be a big requirement in the future,” said Yang, who will succeed Silver as president of the organization during the coming school year. “It’s really worthwhile to engage students early with computer science, and we have an obligation to help the community, too. We would love to work with more schools, particularly schools in Allston and Brighton.”“I actually wish I’d had something like DLP when I was in middle school,” Silver added. “I didn’t have any opportunities to learn computer science until I came to Harvard, in part because it’s such a rapidly growing and progressing field. There are so many more students who want a computer science program than schools that have computer science teachers. It’s something I definitely wish I’d had when I was younger.”Vijayakumar began working with the project as a teacher when she arrived on campus as a freshman. She is now the organization’s director of community engagement.“I knew I wanted to do something that combined computer science and service work,” she said. “As director, I reach out to BPS and other community organizations, such as the Harvard Ed Portal, to create partnerships with schools.”“Jackson/Mann was thrilled to hear from DLP and [to] work together to bring the program into our school,” said Jackson Mann Principal Andy Tuite. “Our students have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art computer science skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. We’re grateful for the hard work and dedication the Harvard undergrads have shown to our students.”“What’s great about DLP is that the curriculum is really strong,” Vijayakumar said. “It was created by Harvard students, and it’s a great curriculum. When you look at Girls Who Code and CodeEd, those skills are really important. The fact that we’re exposing them to computer science and giving them an interest, something they can explore in the future … that small spark gives them a path they might not have considered or explored before.”The organization brings students to the annual CS50 Fair on campus, and works together with the Ed Portal to bring students to Scratch Day, an event where students gather to code.“Last year, we invited all our students to the CS50 Fair, and about 120 of them came,” Silver said. “They loved it. We gave them a scavenger hunt so they had to ask Harvard students questions. Dr. Margo Seltzer [Harvard’s Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science] talked to them about being a computer scientist and what that means. It was one of the biggest impacts that we’ve had.”For Silver, the key word in the project’s mission statement is empowerment.“The places we go to, the students are often underserved and socioeconomically challenged,” he said. “Our hope is that in providing them access to these skills, they’ll be able to go wherever they want in the world.”Harvard President Drew Faust echoed that wish in a recent column in Harvard Magazine, where she mentioned the project and said, “We ought to do everything we can to ensure that as many young people as possible can imagine their futures here or elsewhere, free to look up, look out, and realize their dreams.”last_img read more