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first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en News News to go further Help by sharing this information March 10, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Municipal employees attack journalist in northeastern Amazonian region Reporters Without Borders today condemned an assault on José Antonio Simons Cappa, the editor of the magazine El Huinsho, on 2 March in Yurimaguas, Alto Amazonas (in Peru’s northeastern Amazonian region), by municipal employees who beat him and confiscated the videotape from his camera.”We protest against this brutal violation of press freedom, especially as it was perpetrated by public employees, and we call on the civil governor’s office in Alto Amazonas to identify those responsible,” the press freedom organization said.”We also ask for the return of the material confiscated by the assailants and we urge the civil governor’s office to provide Simons with the protection he has requested,” the organization added.The attack took place when Simons tried to film a public meeting given by Alto Amazonas provincial mayor Leonardo Inga Vásquez. Giovanni Acates, the regional correspondent of the Peruvian press freedom organization Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), explained to Reporters Without Borders that Simons had for some time being investigating the mayor’s implication in several judicial cases, including cases of alleged corruption. At the same time, opinion polls show the mayor is losing support with local elections just one year way, Acates said.Just when the meeting was about to address the mayor’s judicial problems, the mayor noticed Simons’ presence and tried to prevent him from filming. Simons fled, but two municipal officials, Rolando Pinedo and Fernando Fernández Rengifo, gave chase and caught him. They then beat him and took his camera, which was returned an hour later without the videotape.The mayor has denied having anything to do with the beating and has accused Simons of insulting him. News PeruAmericas Follow the news on Perucenter_img Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites December 4, 2019 Find out more April 1, 2020 Find out more News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting February 10, 2017 Find out more Organisation Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable PeruAmericas last_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.Remember when the Warriors could shoot the basketball? I mean, really shoot it. Remember the steely-eyed sharpshooters that represented for Golden State back in the day? Wouldn’t you love to see their likes again?Well, you missed your chance. This past Friday in Georgetown University’s McDonough Arena, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond — two-thirds of TMC — filled the net from distance (OK, it was college distance, but …last_img read more

first_imgPeople need access to nature.  That’s what an article on Science Daily argued, based on work by Frances Kuo, a professor of natural resources and environmental science and psychology at the University of Illinois.  Why?  “Humans are evolved organisms and the environment is our habitat,” she said.The E word evolution did not show up elsewhere in the article, though.  Mostly, it discussed how her work showed that elderly adults, college students, and children with ADHD all do better in natural settings as opposed to urban settings devoid of trees and grass.  The article paraphrased Kuo’s reasoning why getting outdoors is healthy: “Humans living in landscapes that lack trees or other natural features undergo patterns of social, psychological and physical breakdown that are strikingly similar to those observed in other animals that have been deprived of their natural habitat, Kuo said.”As you know, CEH is a strong advocate of hiking and outdoor activity (01/05/2009, 06/22/2008, 05/10/2006), but the reasons have nothing to do with clueless evolutionary psychology (07/01/2008).  The original good creation put man and woman not in a city, but in a garden.  The first people were surrounded by plants and animals.  Even today, the beauty of a forest, the fresh air and the sight of other creatures tends to bring positive reactions in people.  We think that is not because we evolved with them, but were created with them, and were created with an innate sense of the good, the true, and the beautiful.What is nature, anyway?  Why does Kuo distinguish between people and nature?  This goes to show that “nature” is an equivocal word.  It can mean many things.  Evolutionists have no logical way to distinguish humans from “nature” – including their works.  The artificial gets subsumed under the natural.  To a consistent evolutionist, our cities, global warming, over-hunting, and other traits must necessarily be incorporated into the category “products of unguided, purposeless natural selection.”  This also means that humans are already in their “natural” habitat in the urban jungle, just as termites are in their hives.  So if we are evolved organisms, why do we need access to nature?Whatever calls us back to nature in appreciation of its beauty and order is a natural response of human nature; but that response is spiritual in nature.  See?  We told you that nature has multiple meanings.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Hot topics? People are expecting the tablet to run on the iPhone OS, they are talking a lot about Engadget’s allegedly leaked photos of the tablet, people are talking a lot about a patent that was just issued last night related to the tablet. And people talked about Jason Calacanis a lot. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market It’s minutes before Apple is expected to announce the release of its new Tablet product and the press is in a frenzy to cover it. It’s been the most-talked about thing in tech for weeks.What are people saying about it, in aggregate? We ran 50 news stories appearing on Techmeme this morning through the word analysis tool Wordle.net and unearthed the 100 most-used words across all the recent coverage in anticipation of the announcement.Here’s what people are saying, with the words Apple and Tablet removed so we can see the other words used. We’ll do an analysis of coverage of the actual announcement shortly after word is official. marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Apple#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

first_imgFor a long time, the folks that sell inbound marketing and “social selling” (which they are now struggling to differentiate from what they are calling “social marketing,” a distinction without a difference) have used CEB’s research that buyers are 57 percent into their buying process before they engage a salesperson to suggest that:Cold calling is dead.A salesperson can create no value before the point the buyer decides to engage.A salesperson’s only hope of being found when a buyer reaches that 57 percent mark is developing their personal brand on social media.A salesperson’s only chance of being relevant is by having content that serves the buyer when they decide to engage in exploring change.One should never interrupt the buyer, but rather one should serve the buyer, by helping them once they engage.CEB does not share this statistic to make any of the above points. Quite to the contrary, the point that they make with this statistic is that you should try to command as much of your dream client’s mindshare as they move down this path—especially when you can initiate the change by coming in at 0 percent!Because the buyer is doing a lot of work to understand and frame their problem, meet with people on their team, and explore some of their options before they proactively reach out to a salesperson, that isn’t an excuse to passively wait for your prospective client to reach out to you.But please don’t take my word for any of this. Listen here as I ask Brent Adamson (CEB, now Gartner) to explain this in his own words—and act accordingly.last_img read more

first_imgTavien Feaster commits to Clemson.Tavien FeasterVerbal commitments don’t mean a ton in the college football recruiting world these days, so it’s expected for fans to worry about their top prospects before they’ve been signed. Clemson fans don’t have to worry about Tavien Feaster. The 2016 five-star running back, ranked the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, recently visited Tennessee. Shortly after his visit, he posted the following tweet. I’m committed to Clemson— FeastMode (@Fast_lane28) July 28, 2015Clemson’s 2016 class is shaping up to be a very good one. The Tigers have 11 commitments and their class is ranked the No. 15 class in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received an order for construction of two 300,000-ton very large crude carriers (VLCC) from Greek shipowner Enesel, Korean news site Pulse reported.As disclosed, the newbuildings are expected to be delivered in the second half of 2018 and are estimated to be priced around USD 80 million each.According to the VesselsValue data, the ships were ordered en bloc on February 3rd for USD 83 million respectively.Enesel has four tankers in its fleet, two VLCCs and two Aframaxes, and two containerships, based on the company’s website info.The company also has two 112, 800 DWT Aframax tankers on order at South Korean’s Daehan Shipbuilding Co, scheduled for delivery in 2017.The order comes as prices for VLCCs have dropped amid market downturn prompting owners to avail of the cheap prices and invest in newbuilding capacity.World Maritime News is yet to receive a reply from both Enesel and HHI regarding the order.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says the actual price the federal government will pay for its Trans Mountain pipeline system and expansion project will be hundreds of millions of dollars less than the $4.5 billion it announced in May.In a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company says it estimates it will have to pay at least $325 million in capital gains taxes to the Canadian government when the deal is concluded.It says that reduces the “net price” to $4.175 billion. The filing is designed to advise Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders in advance of their vote on the transaction in August. Houston-based parent company Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns about two-thirds of the shares.The document also recounts the negotiations that led to the deal, including an initial offer by the company to give the government a five per cent equity stake in return for financial guarantees and Ottawa’s counter suggestion it could buy 51 per cent of the pipeline assets.The filing notes that once they decided on a 100 per cent sale, Kinder Morgan offered to sell for $6.5 billion and the government came back with a counter offer of $3.85 billion.An attached report from adviser TD Securities concludes that the deal as negotiated is fair for shareholders.last_img read more

first_imgCouncillor Klassen brought up a recent Facebook post by the Fort St. John Professional Firefighters Association, that reminded citizen’s to keep their fire hydrants clear of snow. Councillor Klassen asked City staff whose responsibility does this job fall upon. They responded that City staff does go out to clear hydrants, yet with so many in town if you have a hydrant near or on your property they welcome help to keep them clear in case of emergency.At the Regular Council Meeting the policy would be passed as presented, Council then made a motion for the City staff to bring back a report on how it would impact services and the budget if level one was changed to read ‘snow and ice control following snowfall accumulation greater than 7.5 and less than 15 cm over a 72 hour period based on historical data’.To view the presentation; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Council asked City staff to bring forward more information on the policy and procedure on how snow is removed in Fort St. John.At the Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting January 28, 2019, City staff presented a thorough break down of the snow and ice control policy, sharing with Council the principals of snow removal, establishing priority, following policy, allocating and distributing resources and how the City staff goes about doing this.Mayor Lori Ackerman had expressed concern with some of the wording used in the presentation, “The reality is our entire community is a priority, when we use words like priorities it looks like we are putting one on top of another when they are listed like this for safety.”last_img read more

first_imgFacing Roger Federer in a finale and toppling him is always special and requires special effort too. For an elated Dominic Thiem, triumphing over the legend in the BNP Paribas Open final was as dreamy as it could get. The Austrian, long heralded as among most talented of his generation, put up a classy display against the Swiss to clinch his first-ever ATP Masters 1000 trophy 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on scoreboard. Having experienced a topsy-turvy start to the season, the finale began on similar lines with the 25-year-old striving hard to get his nose in front. Hunting for his 12th ATP Tour prize in total, the Austrian seemed hell bent on putting an end to Roger’s starry line of 20 straight final victories. As the encounter progressed, it didn’t take Thiem very long to find his stride – accredited to his dizzying backhands – and turn the tables against the bigwig who was awaiting his 101st career title and 28th at the Masters 1000 level. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHowever, after two hours and two minutes of tennis, he was more or less in seventh heaven – lying on the court celebrating his roller coaster ride of a tournament, where he didn’t drop a set on his way to the galvanizing semi-final against Milos Raonic, which he narrowly won before scripting a milestone victory in his third final appearance. Presently, he occupies the 4th spot in the ATP rankings – equaling his highest career ranking. On the other hand, there are the adventures of Bianca Andreescu – a wild card entry at Indian Wells. She kicked off her 2019 campaign outside the top 100 in the world – but, since then, the teen has come a long way to reach the 24th spot in the rankings. The 18-year-old arrived in the Coachella valley on the back of two finals played this year; and, watching her in the business was a fascinating sight to behold as she went on to register seven wins in the competition, upsetting No 6 and 8 seeds en route the finale. And, not to forget the 6-0, 6-1 drabbing of Grand Slam winner Gabrine Muguruza in the quarters. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAs she climbed the ladder, the semi-final and final against top seeds Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber appeared to be tough nuts to crack. But, here again, she audaciously managed to not reel under pressure, albeit moments of wavering focus and inconsistency in between, which only bemoaned a lack of experience, inevitable for a young player playing at such a high level. Nevertheless, the Canadian, showcasing power plays throughout the tournament, bagged over a million in cash prize and has now become the youngest woman to win the Indian Wells – something no wild card has ever pulled off. Replicating Serena Williams’s feat achieved in 1999 in her teenage years, the signs of a formidable player have already started to surface as she has bested all three top-10 opponents she’s faced till date – perhaps marking a glittering future in the sport.last_img read more