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Bomb attack and car bomb hit media as violence escalates in election run-up

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en Legal victory Reporters Without Borders is pleased at the acquittal by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation yesterday of two journalists prosecuted for “psychological distress”.Proceedings were brought against Eduardo Huchim, of the magazine emeequis, and Rubén Lara, of the newspaper Rumbo de México, in October 2008 by magistrate Consuelo Villalobos, after they published official documents relating to the construction of new premises for the Federal Tax and Administrative Court.The journalists were twice ordered to pay huge damages and banned from mentioning the subject or quoting from official documents. “This is a victory for freedom of expression after three years and five months of civil proceedings,” Huchim told Reporters Without Borders. He is awaiting a second ruling in the case by the Supreme Court on whether a legal precedent can be set.“It will be another precedent restricting the protection of a public figure’s reputation where the public interest is at stake, “ said the journalists’ lawyer, Perla Gómez Gallardo. MexicoAmericas A bomb attack on the offices of the national TV network Televisa in Matamoros in Tamaulipas state on 25 March has raised fears of a resumption of the threats that were aimed against the organization in the same place in 2010.The latest attack caused only damage and no injuries. However, it occurred in the wake of two other attacks in the same part of northern Mexico, which has a history of violence.“Violence against the media appears likely to escalate as the July 1 federal election approaches,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Strangling or sabotaging the means of information plays into the hands of the drug cartels and their accomplices among the authorities, while violent crime will once again be a major issue in the election campaign. “After a six-year federal offensive against drug trafficking during which more than 50,000 people have been killed and human rights and basic freedoms seriously undermined, how do the presidential candidates propose to restore the rule of law? What will be the consequences of making attacks on journalists a federal crime?”. to go further Reports The latest attack on Televisa occurred on the heels of a car bomb explosion on 19 March at the offices of the daily Expreso in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state. That attack also caused only material damage, but its aim appeared to have been achieved, namely that Expreso removed a statement on the attack from its website, which was taken off line briefly, according to the newspaper Vanguardia. Equally worrying was a shooting attack on the home of Víctor Montenegro, editor of the weekly El Contralor and a contributor to the magazines Contralineas and Lobo Times, during the night of 24 March in Durango, capital of Durango state. Only the journalist’s mother, who shares the home with her son, was on the premises at the time. Fortunately she was uninjured. News May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas March 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb attack and car bomb hit media as violence escalates in election run-up Mexico is ranked 149th of 179 countries in the latest world press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders. In the past 10 years, 80 journalists have been killed and 14 have disappeared in the country.center_img Follow the news on Mexico Montenegro, who reported the attack to the local office of the federal justice ministry, has no ideas as to the motive for the attack.“I don’t write about drug issues and don’t do any investigative work in that area,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “However, I am a critical journalist who tackles social concerns.” Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts Organisation Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more News News April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Home alone elderly woman confronted by 22-year-old

first_imgNewsLocal NewsHome alone elderly woman confronted by 22-year-oldBy admin – July 31, 2012 835 A PROBATION report has been ordered for a convicted drug addict who kicked open the bedroom door of an old age pensioner in search of money while she slept.  Ray Tully of O’Donnoghue Avenue, Janesboro, pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to the burglary of the home of his 86-year-old neighbour on June 3, 2011. Tully pleaded guilty to burglary and to criminal damage at the address after he gained entry to the house by breaking a downstairs window.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up State evidence was given where an elderly lady was home alone on the night in question, when she was confronted by a raider who kicked open her locked bedroom door before he fled the scene.The pensioner contacted her nephew who, in turn, contacted Roxboro Garda Station.Tully was arrested two days later and made admissions to breaking the window and causing the damage valued at €500 and entering the property in search of money to feed his drug habit.“I was stoned out of my head,” he told gardai when questioned about the incident, “but I wish I could apologise to that lady now”.The woman, who suffered no injury only the trauma of the frightful experience, it was said, had locked her bedroom door for security reasons as she lived alone.Tully told gardai that he thought the house was unoccupied and that there might be something contained in the locked room.The court heard that the accused had previous convictions for criminal damage, possession of drugs and public order incidents. He also had convictions for the possession of a knife and certain implements as well as for theft.22-year-old Tully received a short sentence for a similar burglary matter, Judge Carroll Moran heard, and that he was on remand since December 11 last.Mark Nicholas, defence counsel, said that the accused fell into heroin addiction when he was 15 and that issues developed connected to his drug taking.The court heard that Tully immediately left upon finding the pensioner inside and that it was not a “clever” crime and something that was more “spontaneous” than anything else.He added that Tully was dealing with his addictions, and a letter from his drug counsellor was furnished to the court.Judge Carroll Moran adjourned the matter until October 2 next, remanded the accused in custody and asked for an updated report from the Probation Services. Twitter Facebook Linkedin Printcenter_img Email Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleStored over 90,000 cigarettes for ‘sinister group’Next articleHijacked taxi driver tells court of panic attacks adminlast_img read more

Virgin Wines Introduces New Wine Club Featuring Rolling Stones, Prince, KISS-Branded Bottles

first_imgSir Richard Branson‘s Virgin empire has expanded into a plethora of different lifestyle industries and entrepreneurial ventures over the years. The global organization’s latest venture hopes to connect winos and music fans with a new subscription-based club branded under their “Virgin Wines” division. The new initiative sees the Virgin brand partnering up with Direct Wines, one of the industry leaders in direct-to-consumer wine partnerships to allow fans to receive the products without leaving the comfort of home.Virgin Wines membership club features an impressive selection of both reds and whites, with bottle designs inspired by some of rock and roll’s most recognizable names, including a trio of “Gods of Rock Reds” with the Rolling Stones (50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon), The Police (red blend), and KISS (Malbec). For just $79.99 (no shipping fees!) fans can start their membership with the “Greatest Hits” collection, which includes the three above mentioned artist-branded wines, as well as nine more bottles to keep folks warm in these chilly winter months. It’s worth noting that the price of a new wine shipment every three months goes up to $149.99 (plus $19.99 shipping & tax) after the introductory member offer of $79.99.Of course, it wouldn’t be a real rock and roll wine club without some tunes, which the club provides just as conveniently as their adult beverages. The Virgin Wines club even provides both members and non-members with customized Spotify playlists based on each unique bottle of wine. The different playlists can be referenced here.Other band-branded wines featured in the collection include Metallica (La Roccaccia Verdicchio di Matelica) and Prince (Prince de Courthezon Cotes du Rhone Blanc). Different rock eras and genres are also referenced by some of the customized bottles, including 90s grunge/alt rock (Black Crown Cabernet Sauvignon), the Rat Pack (Affogato Red Blend), 80s new wave (Lobo e Falcão White Blend), and jazz (Bees Knees Chenin Viognier).Fans an interested wine connoisseur can head over to virginwines.com to learn more about joining this wonderfully scented and tannin-friendly club.[H/T Broadway World]last_img read more

A great opportunity in Wynnum West

first_imgThe home at 7 Brockworth St, Wynnum West.This charming cottage is on a private 599 sqm block in Wynnum West. The property at 7 Brockworth St is perfect for first homebuyers, investors and downsizers. The home has a stylish kitchen with five-burner Miele gas cooktop, Westinghouse wall oven and dishwasher, pull out pantry, and plenty of bench and cupboard space.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020There is a dining room on one side of the kitchen, a living room on the other and a sunroom at the front of the home. The main bedroom has a built-in robe and ensuite and the second bedroom has a built-in robe. There is also a family bathroom, laundry and separate toilet. The property has airconditioners in the living room and bedrooms, security screens throughout and solar hot water. Outside there is a side access, carport and a double garage in the fully fenced yard. The property is on the market for $552,000.last_img read more

Barcelona in talks with Messi, others to take pay cut

first_imgFC Barcelona have been talking to their big stars, including Lionel Messi, to consider a pay cut following the spread of the deadly virus that has stopped the game in Spain. Lionel Messi Deadly spread of Covid-19 has impacted football globally with all major leagues coming to a halt for the foreseeable future. Barcelona last played on March 7 in a narrow 1-0 win over Real Sociedad and their season is unlikely to resume before May. It means they are struggling to attract the income required to keep the extraordinary costs of the club running. According to Marca, a board meeting that took place last Wednesday suggested the club cut wages of the highest earners. The decision was then taken to senior squad members including captain Lionel Messi this weekend.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?TV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became FriendsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronecenter_img It means Messi could see his staggering £1.15million-a-week wages cut while the season has been postponed. Barcelona also have three other senior stars who earn over £300,000-a-week including Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Sergio Busquets. The report adds the players have reacted positively to the suggestion although it can’t be determined how much their wages will be reduced without knowing how long competitions will be suspended. Barca generates huge incomes from LaLiga and the Champions League – both of which are currently postponed. They welcome a profitable figure through ticket sales with the Nou Camp having the capacity to host over 99,000 people.‘Lionel Messi is more incredible than Cristiano Ronaldo’ Read Also: The Champions League also turns in a hefty fee with Uefa paying out a share of £2.35bn to participating clubs in the competition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

GPL Review: 7 things learned from matchday 9

first_img17 goals3 away wins0 drawsWhat did we learn from matchday 9?MASTER REIGNS SUPREME The game in Kumasi between Kotoko and Edubiase saw a master and apprentice affair as Anthony Commey, head coach of New Edubaise, came face to face with his apprentice Michael Osei who had served as his assistant for well over two seasons. The result was pretty simple, the master reigned supreme over his apprentice with one of the best away displays in the league. Edubiase were compact and tight at the back and offered Kotoko little or no chance to work their magic. Once Kotoko had openings, they were either thwarted by keeper Ben Mensah or let done by woeful. On the counter attack, Edubiase always almost looked like adding to their tally. A fine tactical chess between Kommey and Osei with the master showing why he is boss.HEARTS ARE BUILT FOR AWAY PERFORMANCESHearts of Oak’s 2-1 win over Ashantigold was the perfect game to illustrate the type of football Kenichi Yatsuhashi has brought to the Phobians. This game was a carbon copy of Hearts first away fixture against Medeama where they soaked the pressure in the early parts of the game, gradually found their feet and dominated proceedings at the latter stages and this was the same against Ashantigold. Hearts set up did a perfect job of keeping it tight and compact without gifting too much spaces to their opponents.  They relied on the counter where the speed of the Cosmos Dauda, Paul Acquah, Eric Kumi and Isaac Mensah proved a handful for the Miners. This played into the hands of the Phobians who played to their best. This is in sharp contrast to their home performances where they have been required to take the initiative. They have sometimes looked bereft of ideas and often open in defence, but on their travels, they have been solid and it comes as no surprise they have picked up 11 points on the road already. AWUDU NAFIU AND KADRI MOHAMMED WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES OF COSMOS DAUDACosmos Dauda scored a brace against Ashantigold to halt Hearts of Oak’s four game winless streak but there was more to his game than just his goals. Cosmos run down the channels all game and fought for every game.  He chased down loose balls, contested every aerial ball and hustled Awudu Nafiu and Kadri Mohammed all day. The center back pairing will be happy to see the back of the former Mighty Jets striker who will surely  be a handful for every defender in the league. Cosmos has pace and power as well as good skills. He will surely be a leading figure for the Phobians as the season goes on and at this point in time, has been a better fit than Selasi Adjei who started Hearts game against New Edubiase on matchday 1.OMEN POINTS TO A HEARTS VICTORYLast season’s Super Clash in Accra was preceded by a game involving Hearts, Edubiase, Ashantigold and Kotoko. Hearts faced Edubiase in Obuasi while Kotoko played Ashantigold. Hearts lost to Edubiase by 2-1 while Kotoko beat Ashantigold 1-0. Ahead of this year’s clash, the tables have turned with Hearts facing Ashantigold and Kotoko facing Edubiase. Hearts beat Ashantigold just like how Kotoko beat the Miners and Kotoko lost to New Edubiase just like how Anthony Commey’s side beat Hearts. Hearts game in Obuasi produced 3 goals just like the tie against Edubiase and Kotoko’s game produced the single goal just like the Ashantigold matches. Judging by the omen, Hearts should win but this is football and anything can happen at any point in time. BERNARD ARTHUR SNEAKS IN LIKE THE THIEF OF TIMELiberty Professionals snatched a sensational last gasp winner against Hasaacas to end Hasmals’ good home form.  The result sees the Dansoman move to third on the league log, 4 points behind Wa All Stars. The match winner was not leading scorer Latif Blessing but Bernard Arthur who struck his third goal of the season. The most intriguing thing about Arthur’s goal was the timing. His first goal of the season was scored in the 89th minute against Ashantigold, the next was scored in the 90th minute against Chelsea and his winner against Hasaacas came in stoppage time. Beware defenders, and be on your guard. Arthur will sneak in like the thief of time and punish you.MYSTERIOUS MEDEAMAGhana’s sole representative in continental competitions are 180 minutes away from the group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup, the first since 2012. However, their home form has been nothing short of abysmal. The Tarkwa side have been knocked out of the FA Cup already and currently sit bottom of the league all be it with one game less. This does not change much for them however as they will still be languishing in the bottom places. There is no clear explanation for this inconsistency and their 3-0 defeat at the hands of Aduana raised more eyebrows. Medeama have won only two games all season and will have to up their performances or risk going down. If they qualify for the group stage, there will be more concentration on the continental front which may not auger well for the Premier League chances. MOST AWAY WINS IN ONE MATCHDAYFor the first time since the league began, we recorded more than 2 away wins. Hearts, Edubiase and Liberty Professionals all recorded major wins away from home. Hearts won 2-1 I Obuasi to end a 9 year winless streak while Liberty snatched a last minute win over Hasaacas in Sekondi. Edubiase began the weekend with an impressive 1-0 victory Kotoko in Kumasi. The second time in a year to beat the Porcupines at Kumasi. –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtlast_img read more

Red-hot Dodgers beat Sandberg, Phillies 4-0

first_imgPHILADELPHIA (AP) — No matter who is managing in the other dugout, nothing can derail the Los Angeles Dodgers these days.Zack Greinke pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Hanley Ramirez homered to lead the streaking Dodgers to a 4-0 victory over new manager Ryne Sandberg and the slumping Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. The defeat capped a tumultuous and emotional day for Philadelphia. Charlie Manuel, the winningest manager in club history, was fired earlier in the day by general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who broke down when delivering the news.“It was a roller coaster of a day emotionally,” Sandberg said. “It affected me and I think it affects the players.”Sandberg, the Hall of Famer and former Cubs second baseman, was promoted from third base coach to interim manager. But the Phillies, who have lost 20 of 24, didn’t play any differently for Sandberg. The Dodgers didn’t play any differently, either.Ramirez’s two-run homer in the fourth was all the offense Greinke (11-3) needed to lead Los Angeles to its season-best ninth straight win and 18th victory in its last 19 road games. The Dodgers are 41-8 since June 22.Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said his club’s approach is simple: just win.“The plan is intact, just win every night,” he said. “I want to win every day.”Jokingly asked if all the winning has gotten boring, Mattingly said, “Are you kidding me? It’s been great.”Greinke won his third straight start while outpitching Cliff Lee (10-6) in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners. The right-hander struck out three and walked four.“I felt pretty good. I was just trying to make pitches,” Greinke said. “I’m just trying to do my job and the bullpen has been incredible. Lately everybody is talking about it. Nothing is going bad. The pitching, the defense, the hitting and the bullpen have been great. We’ve won a lot of close games. You expect to win. That’s how it’s been.”It’s been the opposite for the Phillies, even on days when they get a strong pitching performance.Lee, who entered 0-3 with a 5.63 ERA in his last four starts, looked more like the $120 million pitcher he is by tossing eight strong innings. He allowed three runs on five hits with six strikeouts and one walk.Ramirez had one of those hits, a drive to left in the fourth that put Los Angeles ahead 2-0. He is 8 for 16 with three homers against Lee.“Other than that, I was pleased,” Lee said.But no one who spoke in the Phillies’ clubhouse was happy about Manuel’s departure.“I definitely enjoyed Charlie and liked playing for him,” Lee said. “I thought he did a good job. It’s definitely our fault. We weren’t getting it done.”And they couldn’t get it done against the Dodgers.Los Angeles added a run in the seventh on Mark Ellis’ double and another in the ninth on Scott Van Slyke’s single.“Everybody’s just trying to do their job, not try to do too much,” Ramirez said.The Phillies, as has been the case for most of the second half, had no answer. Sandberg questioned the team’s focus before the game, calling its play “lackadaisical” at times lately. Philadelphia’s batters appeared to be trying, but they couldn’t produce runs off Greinke or three Dodgers relievers.The Phillies finished with just three hits while being shut out for the 11th time.“Not executing and lackadaisical play are completely different but look the same,” Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins said.The Phillies threatened in the eighth, loading the bases with two outs before Ronald Belisario struck out Darin Ruf.It’s been that kind of season for Philadelphia, especially lately.Manuel paid for it.The 69-year-old skipper was in the final year of his contract and wanted to manage another two or three seasons.“I never quit nothing and I didn’t resign,” Manuel said, making it clear he was pushed out the door.Phillies fans responded to the news by bringing impromptu signs to the game thanking Manuel for his tenure. One of the loudest cheers of the evening went to a young boy shown on the electronic scoreboard wearing a T-shirt that read: “Thanks Charlie. I’ll Miss You.”Sandberg managed the Phillies’ Triple-A team at Lehigh Valley the previous two seasons. He was part of one of the most lopsided trades in baseball history when the Phillies traded him and Larry Bowa to the Cubs for shortstop Ivan DeJesus in 1982.Amaro said Sandberg takes over on an interim basis and would be evaluated after the season. Sandberg inherited a team that entered Friday 20½ games out of first place in the NL East.“These guys are professional players, they’re getting paid well,” Sandberg said. “Sometimes players have to dig deeper, play with pride, play with heart and for the name on the front of the uniform.”Manuel won his 1,000th game as a manager on Monday in Atlanta. Two days later, he sat in the dugout knowing it would be his last game after Amaro informed him of the decision not to extend his contract. The Phillies had planned to honor Manuel on Friday by presenting him with a base signed by every member of the team. Those plans were canceled.Manuel led Philadelphia to the franchise’s second World Series title in 2008 and brought the team back to the Series in 2009, when the Phillies lost to the Yankees in six games.Manuel was 780-636 with the Phillies and won five straight NL East titles from 2007-11. He also spent three years as manager of the Cleveland Indians, winning the AL Central in 2001.NOTES: It was the Dodgers’ 15th shutout of the season. … Dodgers C A.J. Ellis took a foul ball by Ruf off his left knee in the eighth. A limping Ellis remained in the game. … The Dodgers recalled Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned shortstop Dee Gordon to their top farm club. Van Slyke went 1 for 4 with an RBI. … Philadelphia placed left-hander John Lannan on the disabled list with left knee tendinosis and recalled right-handed reliever B.J. Rosenberg, who has a 12.00 ERA in three appearances this season. … Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (11-7, 1.88 ERA) opposes Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (10-9, 4.48) on Saturday night.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more