Reports RSF_en News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies ColombiaAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns the young journalist Yonni Steven Caicedo’s fatal shooting by two gunmen in Buenaventura, in the southwestern department of Valle del Cauca, on 19 February.The Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP), a Colombian NGO, reported in a press release that Caicedo worked as a cameraman with local TV stations TV Noticias and Más Noticias until death threats forced him to flee Buenaventura seven months ago. He returned last month.The police gave Caicedo some initial protection but the FLIP release criticized the failure to continue protecting him and the lack of cooperation between the local authorities and national authorities that are supposed to protect journalists in danger.The same lack of coordination and follow-up had similarly fatal consequences in the case of Edison Molina, a journalist murdered in the north-central department of Antioquia on 11 September.Two journalists with the Q’Hubo and Más Noticias newspapers were threatened by the paramilitary group Los Urabeños on 8 February in connection with a report they were working on. Despite requests by the journalists and by the FLIP, they were given no protection and their report was never published.Read the FLIP release (in Spanish).“We call on the authorities to do everything possible to identify and punish those responsible for Caicedo’s murder,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “The police are well aware that the environment in which journalists operate is a minefield. Those investigating this journalist’s murder must actively consider the possibility that the motive was linked to his work.Soulier added: “Big improvements are needed in the level of protection provided to journalists who are the victims of intimidation, and more media personnel must be given protection. Threats are often carried out. Preventive measures could save the lives of other journalists.Colombia is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index, which was published on 12 February. News February 21, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered seven months after being threatened RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America October 21, 2020 Find out more ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia to go further News Receive email alerts Organisation
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 2020Buyers were attracted to the home’s classic style.“The contract we obtained was 100 per cent unconditional so there was no cool-off period, no finance clause, no building and pest inspection clause.”Mr Zhang said interest was mostly from Asian buyers attracted by the classic design of the property, the impressive facade and the prime position in the 888 Estate. “Most Asian buyers want street appeal and a grand entrance. They actually prefer a good-looking exterior over a good-looking interior,” he said. Mr Zhang said the property market in Stretton was strong thanks to Asian buyers wanting to buy into the area. The home at 39 Willowleaf Cl, Stretton sold for a street record.A STRETTON home with a $60,000 handcrafted fence has sold for a street record after two weeks on market. Yong Real Estate marketing agent Tom Zhang said the six-bedroom home at 39 Willowleaf Close sold for an undisclosed amount three weeks before it was due to be auctioned. The new owner is a Vietnamese buyer from the local area. “The home sold for the highest price ever achieved on the street and we had over 50 inspections and multiple offers before it sold,” Mr Zhang said. Chandeliers feature throughout the home.“When we have an open house or an auction most attendees are Asian buyers,” he said. “They are willing to pay premium prices to buy into prestigious developments in the area. The neighbourhood is a key factor when they choose to buy.” The median house price in Stretton has increase by 36.5 per cent in the past three years to $860,000, according to Core Logic.
The competition which is aim at discovering talents among the youth in the region is scheduled for July 18 to August 3 at the Iseyin District Grammar School, Iseyin, Oyo state.Speaking at a press conference, held at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan, the sponsor of the tournament, Shina Peller of Aquila Group said about 300 will compete for the trophy where the winner will represent the region at the proposed Oyo State league. As part of activities marking the 20 years remembrance of the late Moshood Abiola Peller, a football competition, tagged-Peller Unity Cup will berth among clubs in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The competition will played across 10 local government axis of Oke-Ogun and will involve 300 players.He said, “this is the maiden edition of the Peller football Unity Cup among our youths in Oke-Ogun area, my passion is for football and that is why we choose football ahead of other sports.The winner will go home with N500,000, the second and third position will share N450,000 while both MVPÂ and top scorers will share N100,000.Meanwhile, Oyo state commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Yomi Oke applauded the conviction of the sponsor to give back to his community.He said, “Sports is no longer business of government alone but we need individuals to promote the game of sports. What Peller is doing today would go a long way in the mind of our youth.â€
Wellington Police notes for Thursday, May 23, 2013â€¢2:17 a.m. Non-injury accident at 16th and A, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by James R. Johnson, 61, El Cajon, Calif. and a Fixed object/sign owned by the Wellington of Wellington.â€¢7:30 a.m. Alex R. Weiss, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢7:40 a.m. Terrance D. Horsch, 63, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢7:58 a.m. David D. Gressel, 69, South Haven was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.8:05 a.m. Ashley D. Antoine, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢8:17 a.m. Robert D. Nickel, 67, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢8:26 a.m. Willy L. Grisham, 66, Mulvane, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢8:48 a.m. Amanda J. Wise, 32, Wichita, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢8:56 a.m. Dale E. Struble, 65, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢9:10 a.m. Creed A. Arp, 27, Wichita, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢9:17 a.m. Lisa M. Huck, 47, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢9:30 a.m. Leticia E. Lopez, 20, Wichita, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢9:30 a.m. Rodolfo, Alfaro, 47, Wichita, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation. (passenger)â€¢9:50 a.m. Albert J. Giefer, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢9:50 a.m. Jacob R. Giefer, 51, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation. (passenger)â€¢10:15 a.m. Arthur B. Weeks Jr, 19, Hutchinson, Ks was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢10:30 a.m. Stephanie L. Davis, 30, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation and child restraint violation (2 counts).â€¢3:13 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 200 block. N. Woodlawn, Wellington.â€¢4:11 p.m. PJ A. Saunders, 53, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢4:35 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.â€¢4:42 p.m. Justin C. Davis, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢5 p.m. Dave V. Horsch, 46, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢5:22 p.m. Julie L. Hibbs, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢5:31 p.m. Brian L. Marshall, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢5:53 p.m. Alonzo A. C. Machado, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢6:03 p.m. Zackary L. Rayl, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢6:13 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 300 block E. 13th, Wellington.â€¢6:30 p.m. Casey D. McCracken, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢6:30 p.m. Henry a. Castro, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢6:43 p.m. Tena L. Morgaridge, 49, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying traffic signal.â€¢6:45 p.m. Nancy A. Sipes, 68, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢6:54 p.m. Injury accident in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Crystal D. Creamer, 37, Wellington, and Bobby J. Mixon, 51, Ravill, MO.â€¢6:54 p.m. Crystal D. Creamer, 37, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear charged with failure to yield the right of way.â€¢7:30 p.m. Carlos A. Marquez, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.â€¢7:30 p.m. Willie J. Marquez,Â 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation. (passenger)â€¢8:49 p.m. Officers investigated a theft at the Wellington Lake.
31 Jul 2014 India caps fantastic fortnight with championship win Girl international India Clyburn capped a fantastic fortnight when she won the weather-hit English girls’ open amateur championship at The Warwickshire. Lightning and torrential rain caused this afternoon’s fourth round to be suspended and eventually cancelled, with the championship decided by the standings after the third round. India (Image © Leaderboard Photography) shot one-under 71 this morning to move to three-under for the event – and a two-shot win over Annabel Bailey (Kirby Muxloe). Hampshire’s Emma Allen and Surrey’s Lizzie Prior tied third on level par. Close behind them were Staffordshire champion Emily Coleman and Hertfordshire’s Alice Hewson, who had the best score of the day with a four-under 68. India’s win follows hard on the heels of her record success in the Scottish ladies’ junior open last week – and now her challenge is the Girls’ Home Internationals, which start on Wednesday in Ireland. “I just want to get three in a row for me – and seven in a row for England,” said India, referring to the team’s aim to get their seventh consecutive win. The championship win is also special because India follows in the footsteps of her sister, Holly, who won this trophy in 2009 and is now a winner on the Ladies European Tour. They’re thought to be the only sisters to have both won the title. “The English girls’ is massive, it’s like a major,” said India. She knows several of the other past winners: Melissa Reid, Ellie Givens and Sophie Walker are all fellow Tour players with Holly, while Helen Hewlett – then Dobson – is a former Tour player and is now the Lincolnshire county captain. “There’s some really good names on the trophy. If I can follow them I’ll be happy,” she said. India worked her way steadily to the top of the leaderboard, improving her position through the three rounds. This morning, her front nine of two-over was disappointing by her standards, but she moved into top gear on the way home with four birdies. “I birdied 17 and 18 to finish one-under for the round. I just knew I had to hole every putt, because they’re all important, and I felt I’d put myself in a really good position,” she said. Just how good was to become evident when the weather rapidly worsened bringing thunder, lightning and torrential rain. After the championship the remaining three names were announced for the England team for the Girls’ Home Internationals. They are: Emma Allen of Meon Valley, Hampshire; Sophie Keech of Parkstone, Dorset; and Lizzie Prior of Burhill, Surrey. They join five players whose selection has already been announced: India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) and Hollie Muse (West Lancashire). For full scores, images and more information visit the championship webpage
The Female U18 BC Cup is the first stage in the formation of Team BC which will participate at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George. The top players selected from the U18 BC Cup advance to the U18 Provincial Camp in Lake Cowichan May 16 – 19. Dawson, McAuley and Huisman are part of the Kootenay Wildcats Female Hockey team.A former Nelsonite, Emma Hare, who now lives in Winfield and played last season with Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, was also selected to the U18 BC Cup.The opening two days of the U18 BC Cup consist of practices, team building and fitness testing. The remainder of the weekend will consist of games where players are evaluated on their performance. BC Hockey’s Female Under 18 level is the third and final stage of the High Performance Program.It is an opportunity for the top players in the Province to train and compete at an elite level and is meant to introduce players to the beginning of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence. A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.Nelson’s Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four teams.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2017)–With first time starter Tavasco Road winning Friday’s eighth and final race, Santa Anita’s popular Single Ticket Jackpot Pick Six, with a total pool of $299,497 was hit. One lucky winning ticket was thus worth $272,515. There were 34 consolation tickets that each paid $260.40.The winning ticket was purchased through Elite Turf Club’s Maryland-based hub for an as-yet undetermined amount.With sunny skies forecast, Santa Anita will offer fans a nine-race card on Saturday, with the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes highlighting the program. For scratches, track condition updates, late changes and complete morning line information, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com.First post time is at 12:30 p.m., admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.