Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2019 presentation Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
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Around this area they over-do the controlled burning….way too often, and it is really ridiculous to burn areas right next to where visitors to the state park camp. Who in the world would want to camp there with black burned areas right next to them, with the soot blowing around. Seems like poor management. How many species of wildlife get trapped in the fires, with no way out, and get burned alive, with the aerial dropping of balls of accelerant? There is no end to the deliberate burning of this area’s forest, or what is left of the forests around here, after all the home building going on. By Courtney Schultz, Colorado State University; Cassandra Moseley, University of Oregon, and Heidi Huber-Stearns, University of Oregon.As spring settles in across the United States, western states are already preparing for summer and wildfire season. And although it may seem counter-intuitive, some of the most urgent conversations are about getting more fire onto the landscape.Winter and spring, before conditions become too hot and dry, are common times for conducting planned and controlled burns designed to reduce wildfire hazard. Fire managers intentionally ignite fires within a predetermined area to burn brush, smaller trees and other plant matter.Prescribed burns can decrease the potential for some of the large, severe fires that have affected western states in recent years. As scholars of U.S. forest policy, collaborative environmental management and social-ecological systems, we see them as a management tool that deserves much wider attention.Fire managers conduct prescribed burns to improve forest conditions and reduce the threat of future wildfires.Forests need ‘good fire’Forests across much of North America need fire to maintain healthy structures and watershed conditions and support biodiversity. For centuries, Native Americans deliberately set fires to facilitate hunting, protect communities and foster plants needed for food and fiber.But starting around the turn of the 20th century, European Americans began trying to suppress most fires and stopped prescribed burning. The exception was the Southeast, where forest managers and private landowners have consistently used prescribed burns to clear underbrush and improve wildlife habitat.Suppressing wildfires allows dead and living plant matter to accumulate. This harms forests by reducing nutrient recycling and overall plant diversity. It also creates more uniform landscapes with higher fuel loads, making forests prone to larger and more severe fires.Today many forested landscapes in western states have a “fire debt.” Humans have prevented normal levels of fire from occurring, and the bill has come due. Increasingly severe weather conditions and longer fire seasons due to climate change are making fire management problems more pressing today than they were just a few decades ago. And the problem will only get worse.Fire science researchers have made a clear case for more burning, particularly in lower elevations and drier forests where fuels have built up. Studies show that reintroducing fire to the landscape, sometimes after thinning (removing some trees), often reduces fire risks more effectively than thinning alone. It also can be the most cost-effective way to maintain desired conditions over time.This winter in Colorado, for example, the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest conducted a prescribed burn while snow still covered much of the ground. This was part of a broader strategy to increase prescribed fire use and create areas of burned ground that will make future wildland fires less extreme and more feasible to manage.A prescribed burn in the Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests, February 2019.USFSState and local action heats upFrom Oregon’s municipal watersheds to the Ponderosa pine forests of the Southwest, community-based partners and state and local agencies have been working with the federal government to remove accumulated fuel and reintroduce fire on interconnected public and private forest lands.California’s legislature has approved using money raised through the California carbon market to fund prescribed fire efforts. New Mexico is using the Rio Grande Water Fund – a public/private initiative that supports forest restoration to protect water supplies – to pay for thinning and prescribed burning, and is analyzing ways to expand use of prescribed fire for forest management.Oregon is in its first spring burning season with a newly revised smoke management plan designed to provide more flexibility for prescribed burning. In Washington, the legislature passed a bill in 2016 creating a Forest Resiliency Burning Pilot Project, which just published a report identifying ways to expand or continue use of prescribed fire.At the community level, prescribed fire councils are becoming common across the country, and a network of fire-adapted communities is growing. Nongovernmental organizations are building burn teams to address fire backlogs on public and private lands, and training people to conduct planned burns. This work is all in an effort to build a bigger and more diverse prescribed fire workforce.Briefing before a prescribed fire training exercise for women in northern California.USFS/Sarah McCaffreyBarriers to conducting prescribed fireIn our research on forest restoration efforts, we have found that some national policies are supporting larger-scale restoration planning and project work, such as tree thinning. But even where federal land managers and community partners are getting thinning accomplished and agree that burning is a priority, it has been hard to get more “good fire” on the ground.To be sure, prescribed fire has limitations and risks. It will not stop wildfires under the most extreme conditions and is not appropriate in all locations. And on rare occasions, planned burns can escape controls, threatening lives and property. But there is broad agreement that they are an important tool for supporting forest restoration and fuel mitigation.The conventional wisdom is that air quality regulations, other environmental policies and public resistance are the main barriers to prescribed fire. But when we interviewed some 60 experts, including land managers, air regulators, state agency partners and representatives from non-government organizations, we found that other factors were more significant obstacles.As one land manager told us, “The law doesn’t necessarily impede prescribed burning so much as some of the more practical realities on the ground. You don’t have enough money, you don’t have enough people, or there’s too much fire danger” to pull off the burning.In particular, fire managers said they needed adequate funding, strong government leadership and more people with expertise to conduct these operations. A major challenge is that qualified personnel are increasingly in demand for longer and more severe fire seasons, making them unavailable to help with planned burns when opportunities arise. Going forward, it will be particularly important to provide support for locations where partners and land managers have built agreement about the need for prescribed fire.Humans have inextricably altered U.S. forests over the last century through fire exclusion, land use change, and now climate change. We cannot undo what has been done or suppress all fires – they are part of the landscape. The question now is where to invest in restoring forest conditions and promoting more resilient landscapes, while reducing risks to communities, ecosystems, wildlife, water and other precious resources. As part of a broader community of scientists and practitioners working on forest and fire management, we see prescribed fire as a valuable tool in that effort.Courtney Schultz, Associate Professor of Forest and Natural Resource Policy, Colorado State University; Cassandra Moseley, Sr. Associate Vice President for Research and Research Professor, University of Oregon, and Heidi Huber-Stearns, Assistant Research Professor and Director, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of OregonThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Mama Mia Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia I got myself another dog since my little Joey Bo Bo Buttafucco died. My husband bought him as a gift for me… This one we got is a Malti-poo too, and a male, like Joey. This one is cream colored, not white like Joey, and he is way smaller, and I don’t think he is going to get much bigger. He weighs four pounds. He is a puppy and will be 6 months old at the end of this month. He is in his chewing stage, and I have to watch him constantly, as he will put anything into his mouth. I named him Prince Giorgio, and call him Giorgi, for short. He has two moods, angelic, and devil, no in- between. We took him with us to NC and had to find a motel that was dog friendly. He is one character, and is not afraid of anything. He is way shorter than Joey. Joey had a long body. I don’t think I am going to be able to dress him up in cute outfits like Joey strutted around in, because Giorgi tries chewing up any outfits I dress him in……lol He doesn’t sing like Joey did with me, or spin or dance, but he is learning, as he is just a little boy. April 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm Mama Mia I spent Easter weekend in NC and SC. It was a long ride but it was refreshing to see all the trees, swamps, and deltas from north Florida all the way to NC. A lot of trees were being harvested for timber along the interstate roadways, and there was so many tall pine trees down along the highways from high winds with some right almost in the highways, at least their tree tops. I only saw one dead deer downed, and I think the deer was hit by a car, and wasn’t shot. Strange to see a lot of pine trees growing right out in swampy waters being harvested and cut in Georgia. I didn’t think pines grew in standing water, but those trees were. We by-passed Jacksonville, but coming back late into the night to get back home, there was almost zero traffic. It was Easter night and no one was on the highways hardly at all. I turned on my cell phone and that is when I then learned about the suicide bombing of the churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Such a shame….earlier I saw all the beautiful big churches in NC with most decorated with big crosses decorated with purple cloth and covered in flowers, then late into the night of Easter, I learned of the bombings and the deaths of people worshipping….I have no words as to how it affected me. I got to put flowers on my parents graves. I saw this little praying hands figurine and another little cherub angel figurine and I thought well, someone must have put something on my parents grave…..then it dawned on me, OMG, I put those there 13 years ago, and they were still there.!…unbelievable, I had forgotten putting them there. I saw my grandparents graves too, and my uncles graves also. I couldn’t help but notice that the entire cemetery, although full of flowers, it had no Easter lilies, real, or artificial. There were the most beautiful roses growing in the Carolinas, looked like KnockOut Roses, not sure, but if they were, they were definitely way more beautiful than the KnockOut roses around here, don’t know why….some were big as good sized trees. I was in awe. I got to see the engraved bricks that I had ordered for my dad, and my uncle that were placed in the veteran memorial park from where I was from. I had ordered them years ago, but just now got to view them and to see the veteran’s park the tiown built. I went to visit my cousin in NC and rode way way out in the country, to where my grandparents used to have their 116 acre farm, but I didn’t get to go by the location, as the state had the roads blocked and where doing some kind of work back in there. I have been told the state owns the land now where their farm was. Local traffic only was allowed, but the roads were rough, and they had granite rocks poured in there and as we started back in the boonies out there, rocks started flying up on my car, and I said forget it. Strangely, that whole area is still remote, and totally agriculture, like time stopped still there. We talked to some farmers moving their cow herds from one side of the road to the other, and there was no traffic back in there. It was a good trip, but I have no plans to go back again, anytime soon, too far, but the areas where I went to school and my old stomping grounds, OMG, I could not believe the development of every kind of corporate business you could think of, and huge big expensive housing developments, everywhere, I was in for a shock! It is not just here that all the building is going on……… You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply April 25, 2019 at 10:50 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 4 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate April 25, 2019 at 10:35 pm The Anatomy of Fear April 25, 2019 at 11:21 pm Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia We had went to OCAS and the Pet Alliance to try to find a dog that was in need of rescue and a small dog I would like. Pet Alliance had about 7 small dogs rescued from puppy mills that they brought back from Georgia to adopt out. I would have rescued and adopted a couple of them, but they would not even let me near them, even though they wanted to be friendly, they just did not trust anyone. It was truly pitiful. Another just sat and would not connect with anyone. Both shelters had some smaller dogs, but I looked on the monitor and they all had been spoken for. There was a 15 year old Pom Pom dog that just cried and cried and the notes said it was a stray…..how could that be? It was on tramadol for pain, and had health problems, and it’s cry was so pitiful, as it did not sound like a cry, I am not sure exactly what it sounded like…..I said I didn’t care how old he was, that I would adopt him, as I felt so sorry for the little thing, but someone else had already put in to adopt him. There were other heartbreaking dogs, there too. It breaks my heart to go to the shelters, and so many big dogs, and aggressive dogs there too. I tried, but couldn’t find a poodle type, or Maltese type dog, so I know I am considered a bad person for having one purchased for our family. I did try to adopt a rescue dog though. Peta would crucify me, I know, I know……. 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More Head-Scratching after Crop Numbers Release Facebook Twitter Home News Feed More Head-Scratching after Crop Numbers Release SHARE Previous articleUSDA and WASDE May 10 ReportsNext articleGrowers Should Focus on Soybean Seeding Rate and Depth Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – May 10, 2012 The May supply and demand report was issued by USDA Thursday and after the numbers showed corn ending stocks for both this year and next increased and a drop in soybean ending stocks and planted acres analysts questioned and the market reacted.Corn dropped about 20 cents and soybeans went up 25 cents. Mike Silver with Kokomo Grain said it may just take a weather event to pull the corn market back up.“You know some people would say it’s probably straight down in price for corn from here, and with a benign weather forecast there is no premium in the corn market right now from a weather standpoint. So one would have to wonder if we won’t get, and I suspect that we will, there hasn’t been a year that we haven’t gotten some kind of weather concern, that could give us some upside momentum in the corn prices. But clearly this new crop corn balance sheet has some negative implications to it.”The report says only 73.9 million acres of soybeans will be planted this year, less than last year. The current year carryout was pegged at 210 million bushels and for next year it drops to 145 million bushels. There is where Silver started scratching his head.“Clearly some great demand for soybeans and based on these numbers, one has to wonder if the price relationship between soybeans and corn did indeed attract more acreage. We’ll find out in the June 30th planted acreage report. But one has to scratch his head about this bean acreage number which is a little bit concerning. It implies higher prices as evidenced by the bean market being up 20-22 cents right now.”USDA’s corn carryout was 851 million bushels for the current year, more than 100 million more than the average trade guess, and carryout for next year was projected at more than double this year, 1.881 million bushels. With all that corn on hand the corn market suffered Thursday.The USDA has 2012 corn crop projections at 14.790 billion bushels and soybeans at 3.205 billion bushels.The complete USDA crop production and World Outlook reports are available online.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Mike-Silver-on-USDA-crop-production.mp3|titles=Mike Silver on USDA crop production]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/05/Mike-Silver-on-USDA-crop-production.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter
Facebook + posts printIowa caucus results delayed due to miscommunications, functional problemsThe results from Monday’s Iowa caucus were delayed due to issues with a new system used to tabulate votes, according to the New York Times.There was widespread confusion over which voting methods were being used throughout the state. Some precincts tallied votes through an app, which malfunctioned, while others had thought caucus voters were calling in their votes over the phone.Although no official winner has been declared, Politico reported that Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are in a tight race with 62% of the precincts reporting.Anne Montgomery smiles as she listens to her son Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to supporters at a caucus night campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price said the official results will be tallied and released sometime Tuesday.2 killed, 1 wounded after shooting at Texas A&M University -CommerceTwo women were killed and a toddler was wounded after being shot Monday in a Texas A&M University-Commerce residence hall, according to the Dallas Morning News.Campus Police Chief Bryan Vaughn said the toddler is currently in the hospital and in stable condition. A law enforcement officer patrols the Pride Rock residence hall at Texas A&M-Commerce after a deadly shooting in Commerce, Texas, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. At least a few women were killed and a child was wounded in the shooting Monday morning at the university dormitory in Texas, officials said. (Don Wallace/The Herald-Banner via AP)Police said there is no longer an active threat on campus. Classes have been canceled through Wednesday.Some students are calling for the university to enact more safety precautions, including restricting public access to campus. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh diagnosed with advanced lung cancerConservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh announced Monday he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, according to Fox News. Limbaugh said the cancer will keep him off air on certain days he has treatment but that his job has been the source of great “satisfaction and happiness” in his life.“My intention is to come here every day I can and do this program as normally and competently and expertly as I do each and every day,” he said. This Jan. 13, 2009 file photo shows conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh talks with former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Limbaugh says he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Addressing listeners on his program Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, he said he will take some days off for further medical tests and to determine treatment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)President Trump will deliver the State of the Union address tonight amid impeachment trialPresident Trump will deliver the State of the Union address Tuesday night, the day before the Senate will hold the final vote on his impeachment trial, according to CBS News.This event marks the second time in history a president will deliver this speech while undergoing an impeachment trial; former President Clinton was the first president to do so in 1999.The State of the Union address is mandated under Article II of the Constitution, requiring the president to “give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”UNITED STATES – FEBRUARY 04: Crews set up lighting in Statuary Hall for the television positions in advance of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. 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Journalist and human rights activist Carlos Brizuela Yera was sentenced to three years in prison on 26 April. During the trial another journalist said he was an undercover agent of the political police sent to infiltrate the dissident movement. In a separate development, the wife of poet Raúl Rivero, imprisoned since March 2003, said her husband was suffering from pneumonia. to go further October 12, 2018 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba RSF_en Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet News News BackgroundOn 4 March 2002, Jesús Álvarez Castillo, of the independent agency Cuba Press, was brutally beaten by police as he went to cover an FCDH meeting. Tipped off by Lester Téllez Castro, some dozen FCDH activists drove to the hospital in which the journalist was being treated and demonstrated in the entrance, chanting anti-government slogans.Castillo told Reporters Without Borders in October 2002 that it was in fact a trap to arrest the group in the act of committing an offence and rebelling. The journalist said he was convinced that he had been deliberately beaten up to lure the activists to a public place where they could be filmed and arrested.Sickness among jailed journalistsBlanca Reyes, wife of imprisoned journalist and poet Raúl Rivero, was told on 22 April 2004 that her husband was suffering from pneumonia. She called on the authorities to see that he received the necessary medical treatment.She said she believed his illness was “the result of spending 11 months in a damp, small and dark cell” where he received poor food. “When they arrested Raúl at my home a year ago, he was perfectly well. Now his state of health is worrying,” she stressed. Founder of the agency Cuba Press in 1995, he was awarded the Reporters Without Borders-Fondation de France press freedom prize in 1997 for his struggle for press freedom in his country. On this 3 May, he is set to receive UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Prize.Miriam Leiva sent a message to Reporters Without Borders saying that she was concerned about her husband, the journalist and economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, after visiting him on 25 April. She said he had been told he would shortly be transferred, but with no further explanations. The journalist, who has cirrhosis of the liver and cancer, is currently in the Carlos J. Finlay de La Havane military hospital. Leiva is concerned at this move when her husband’s state of health is so fragile. She also said that Chepe had been wrongly accused by warders of smuggling documents out of the hospital. She feared the accusation was a pretext to transfer him to a place where prison conditions would be harsher.Rivero and Chepe are among the 75 dissidents arrested in March 2003 and given heavy prison sentences. Their work for foreign media was condemned as “acts against territorial independence and integrity”. A total 30 journalists are in prison in Cuba, where only the official press is authorised. Other family members of journalists have also revealed similar harsh conditions under which they are being held. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago CubaAmericas Organisation Receive email alerts April 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to three years in prison News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News May 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information October 15, 2020 Find out more He also expressed his concern on hearing that the well-known journalist and poet Raúl Rivero was suffering from pneumonia in prison, which he said was “revealing of the poor prison conditions for journalists and dissidents in Cuba.” “It is all the more worrying since we know that many of them are living in worse conditions even than Rivero’s,” the organisation added.Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about Oscar Espinosa Chepe, who was recently told he will be transferred from the hospital in which he is now being treated, despite being in a bad state of health.Trial at Ciego de AvilaCarlos Brizuela Yera, of the unrecognised independent press agency Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camagüey (Camagüey independent journalists’ co-operative) was sentenced on 26 April 2004 to three years in jail for causing “offence”, “public disorder”, “resistance to authority” and “disobedience”. The sentence was handed down after a one-day hearing at the people’s provincial court in central Ciego de Avila.Yera was tried with nine others for demonstrating on 4 March 2002 in front of the hospital to which Jesús Alvarez Castillo had just been admitted after being beaten up by police.Among the others was Lester Téllez Castro, head at the time of the independent agency Agencia de Prensa Libre Avileña (APLA). However during the hearing he revealed that he was really a State Security agent codenamed “Ignacio”. He nevertheless voiced his regret, apologising for having taking part in an “unnecessary and pointless cause” – referring to State Security.One source that requested anonymity said that his mother, Hildelisa Castro Campo, who had managed to visit her son in prison several times since his arrest, did not believe in the statements he had made. It remains unclear why Tellez Castro was imprisoned and sentenced on 26 April to three and a half years in prison, despite being an undercover agent.The eight other defendants were members of the local human rights organisation Fundación Cubana de Derechos Humanos (Cuban Foundation for Human Rights (FCDH), an organisation that is not recognised by the authorities. According to Jesús Álvarez Castillo, quoted as a witness at the trial, they were given sentences ranging from three years under house arrest to seven years in prison. FCDH head Juan Carlos González Leyva, was sentenced to four years under house arrest. Believed to be the only blind political prisoner in the world, his case has prompted a strong reaction from the international community and he has the backing of the European Union.Only two family members of each accused were allowed into the trial, where, according to one witness, government agents occupied most of the seats. Police had sealed off the area around the court. CubaAmericas Reporters Without Borders has protested at the sentencing of journalist and human rights activist Carlos Brizuela Yera to three years in prison. “One year after the arrests of 75 dissidents, the sentence against Carlos Brizuela Yera and nine other human rights campaigners, reminds us that that the Cuban government has quite simply criminalised the act of thinking differently,” said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. “We demand the immediate release of this journalist,” he added.The international press freedom organisation said it was also “dismayed” that a second journalist tried with Yera had said at the hearing that he was an undercover agent. “These Stalinist methods are highly manipulative, this sort of revelation being solely designed to spread paranoia among dissidents, whose growing numbers are alarming the regime,” Ménard said.
2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas Follow the news on Colombia News May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Paris, 15 October 2013Dr. Juan Manuel SantosPresident of ColombiaMr. Eduardo Montealegre LynettProsecutor-GeneralMaj. Gen. Rodolfo Palomino LópezNational Police DirectorDear President Santos,Dear Prosecutor-General Montealegre,Dear National Police Director Palomino,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, urges you to intervene quickly to guarantee the safety of four journalists – Claudia López, Gonzalo Guillén, León Valencia and Ariel Avila.This appeal concerns not only their physical safety but also, and above all, a judicial resolution of the grave allegations they brought to the public’s knowledge in the course of their work, namely the disturbing infiltration of certain areas of the state apparatus by paramilitaries and drug traffickers.The National Protection Unit (UNP) warned these four journalists on 25 September that they were liable to be targeted by a so-called BACRIM (criminal gang formed by former paramilitaries) in the northeastern department of La Guajira. Because of the imminence of this threat, the UNP gave them a police escort and amour-plated car on 26 September. Fearing for her safety, López (pictured) announced on 1 October that she was leaving the country, and she is now abroad. Guillén also announced that he was going into self-imposed exile on 12 October.In a joint letter to the prosecutor-general, national police director and interior minister on 1 October (attached), the four journalists noted the protection that had been offered them but pointed out that it could not be regarded as a viable long-term solution.Guillén, Valencia and Avila had already received threats in May, which led to their fleeing abroad temporarily in June. The threats increased in intensity in September, when López was added to the list.López and her colleagues shed light on the tenuous links between La Guajira governor Francisco “Kiko” Gómez and a BACRIM linked to the drug trafficker Marcos Figueroa. Gómez’s arrest on 12 October in connection with an unrelated matter has not eliminated the risks to these journalists.’We urge the prosecutor-general’s office to continue the investigations into all officials suspected of links with organized crime and all persons suspected of being responsible for threats and acts of violence against journalists.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter.Sincerely, October 21, 2020 Find out more News October 16, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Governor’s arrest does not resolve threats to four journalists RSF_en to go further Organisation Reports Receive email alerts Related documents Carta periodistasPDF – 25.66 KBCarta RSFPDF – 69.87 KB News ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Christophe DeloireReporters Without Borders secretary-generalSlideshow: Andrés Torres – El EspectadorPhoto: FLIP Help by sharing this information
Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – February 11, 2014 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Preliminary agreement reached on European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest News Google+ Previous articleJustice Minister to brief cabinet over bugging claimsNext articleCalls made on Government to find solution to ‘Lost at Sea’ case News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest A preliminary agreement has been reached on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, which provides for a number of supports for the fishing sector.The European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers have approved the terms, but it must now be agreeed between the EU and the member states.Among the provisions are a new scheme for young fishermen under the age of 40, funding to help small ports affected by a decline in fish landings, a targeted de-commissioning scheme and supports for producer organisations and the processing sector.North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher is welcoming the latest progress, but says part of the focus now switches to the Irish Government………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/cope830.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR