first_img ColombiaAmericas Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to reinforce the protection they are providing to Pedro Cárdenas, the editor of the magazine La Verdad, after two men hit him and threatened him with a gun on 14 June in Bogotá in an attempt to dissuade him from distributing the latest issue in Tolima, a department west of Bogotá. Attempts have been made to intimidate Cárdenas in the past.“Paramilitary groups may have Cárdenas in their sights after La Verdad named four people who were arrested at the start of June for suspected paramilitary links,” the press freedom organisation said. “This is not the first time he has been seriously threatened after a new issue came out. It is essential that the authorities should step up the protective measures he is receiving. They should also guarantee that La Verdad will be able to continue publishing.”Cárdenas was intercepted by two men on a white motorcycle as he was walking in the capital on 14 June. One of them hit him several times and, with revolver in his hand, told him that La Verdad had better not appear in Tolima. With bruises to the head and body, Cárdenas immediately went to the police Centre for Immediate Attention (CAI), where the person in charge ordered a search for the white motorcycle that was unsuccessful. Cárdenas filed a formal complaint on 16 June.Cárdenas told Reporters Without Borders he felt that the danger to which he was exposed had increased as a result of La Verdad’s latest issue, which named the four suspects arrested at the start of June and questioned the effectiveness of the investigators in charge of the case.The 12 issues of La Verdad that have so far appeared have included reports by Cárdenas on such issues as trafficking in sex slaves, the seizure of land in Tolima by members of the paramilitary United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia (AUC) and links between the AUC and certain local officials.Cárdenas reported to the public prosecutor’s office on 15 April that he just received an anonymous death threat coinciding with the appearance of an issue of the magazine. On 29 May, he reported technical flaws in the protection he was receiving. News October 21, 2020 Find out more News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policiescenter_img Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia RSF_en June 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Magazine editor beaten, threatened at gunpoint after covering paramilitary linkslast_img read more

first_imgAny time you’re trying to make a few extra bucks, selling a few things can be a great way to do it. During the holidays, it can be especially tempting to try and throw a few extra bucks together. If you’re planning on listing something for sale online, here are a few tips to make sure the transaction is a safe one.Meet up in a public place: If a criminal wants to try and take advantage of you, letting them know where you live and inviting them there is probably a bad idea. Only meet in a public place, preferably somewhere with cameras. A police station is a great place to meet.Law enforcement encourages it, and the simple suggestion will more than likely deter anyone with bad intentions.Read your emails: If you get an email from PayPalconfirming that your payment has been received, make sure you open it up and give it a look. You don’t want to hand over something you’ve “sold” only to find out that it was fraud.Watch out for overpayment: This popular scamcan be easy to fall for if you’re a trusting person, but also easy to spot if you skeptical of people you don’t know. You may be given a money order or credit card payment for more than the agreed upon price. Then, after paying back the difference, you find out the money order was fake or the credit card was stolen. Now you’ve lost goods and cash.Selling things online can be a great way to make a few extra dollars, just make sure you’re always taking precautions when dealing with someone you don’t know. 46SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgASBURY PARKThe fury of Super Storm Sandy wrecked communities, destroyed countless homes and displaced thousands of people leaving them without essentials: food, water, baby supplies, warm clothes, and more.Christine Zilinski and her team at Salon Concrete are inviting all salons and stylists, wherever you are, to participate in the massive “Scissors for Sandy” cut-a-thon to provide relief to the thousands of individuals and devastated families!The Scissors for Sandy event will held from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the ballroom at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park. Hairdressers will unite to offer haircuts for a minimum $40 donation.All proceeds will benefit New Jersey Hometown Heroes, an organization that supports communities during times of crisis, and their Restore the Shore initiative, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in New York City.The organizers are asking salons across the country to make it a nationwide effort.Those who are interested in participating are asked to contact organizer at: [email protected] scissorsforsandy; www.scissorsforsandy.com; [email protected] or [email protected] salonconcrete.com. LITTLE SILVERThe Little Silver Senior’s December meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the clubhouse on Church Street.The holiday season will be celebrated with an Italian buffet luncheon followed by a performance of the Monmouth Regional Dancers.The cost is $10 for members and $12 for guests.Additional information is available by Annemarie Schweitzer at 732-542-7257 or publicity chair Rene O’Neil at 732-842-0805. RED BANKPilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank is hosting its annual “Community Go Red Service“ at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.The “Go Red” service highlights health and wellness issue’s that affect the community, including presentations on the issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact on our society.Hypertension screening and health-related discussions will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.The community is invited to wear the color red (ties, hats, coats, pins, etc.) in support of health awareness. All are welcome.Additional information is available by calling 732-747-2348center_img RUMSONCladdagh na nGael is hosting a Christmas social/fundraiser to benefit Sandy victims from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec 16, at Molly Maguires Blackpoint Inn, 132 East River Road.The event will be an afternoon of Irish music and family entertainment. More than 20 musicians are looking to participate. It will be an open session and children and student musicians are welcome.New unwrapped toys will be collected for distribution to children whose families were hit hard by Super Storm Sandy. The toys will be donated to Project Paul, which operates the largest food pantry in Monmouth County with distribution to approximately 1,600 individuals a week.Donations for the organization will also be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Project Paul.Those who can’t afford a toy or monetary donation are invited to bring their families and listen to the good music.Information about Project Paul is available at www.projpaul.org.last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2015)–English-bred Birdlover shortened up out of two consecutive one mile turf routes to take Friday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes by a head going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Doug O’Neill, Birdlover pressed favored Home Journey early and exacted a narrow victory following a head and head battle through the lane, getting the distance in 1:13.56.“I pushed Rafael (Bejarano, aboard eventual runner-up Home Journey) pretty good the first part and then we were able to ease back some,” said Smith. “I’ve ridden Birdlover before and she tends to wait when she gets to the front. She gave me that ‘locked-on’ feeling today though She wasn’t going to let her go by.”A 5-year-old mare by the Green Desert stallion Byron, Birdlover, who is owned by Cseplo, Keh, Kramer and W.C. Racing, was off as the second choice at 2-1 and paid $6.40, $2.80 and $2.40.“You never expect a charge down to the wire like that,” said O’Neill. “We know she’s a nice mare and Mike has ridden her well in the past…She broke well, he put her in a great spot and it was a great horse race. You could do that 10 times and they each would probably win five of them.”Third, beaten a head in the Grade III Wilshire Stakes April 26, Birdlover got her third win from five starts down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout and improved her overall mark to 17-6-5-1. With the winner’s share of $47,100, she increased her earnings to $317,635.Off as the 6-5 favorite in a field of seven fillies and mares 3-and-up, Home Journey finished 5 ½ lengths clear of Alexis Tangier and paid $2.60 and $2.20.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Alexis Tangier cut to the inside turning for home, but had to settle for third money while finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of longshot Sayes So. The third choice in the tote at 7-2, Alexis Tangier paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.75, 44.76 and 1:07.54.First post time on Saturday, California Gold Rush Day, is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  In 2016, the Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized 118 new century, sesquicentennial or bicentennial farms owned by the same family for at least 100, 150 or 200 consecutive years. More than 1,300 farms are now registered across the state in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program.Each family received a certificate signed by Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels to keep with their historic documents and pass down to future generations.“The state’s historic family farms program provides a direct link to Ohio’s impressive agricultural heritage and history,” Daniels said. “While their operations are diverse, all the families share a deep pride in their land and the stories behind it. I am happy to help honor their impact on Ohio agriculture.”Ohio Historic Family Farms is a voluntary recognition program administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Century farms have been recognized since 1993, with the bicentennial farm designation added in 2013, and the sesquicentennial farm designation in 2016.A complete list of Ohio’s century, sesquicentennial and bicentennial farms is available at www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/cent_farms/.Anyone who can verify that a currently owned farm has remained in their family for at least 100 years may register. For more information, visit www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/cent_farms/, or contact Cindy Shy in the Office of Communication at 614-752-9817 or [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgdana oshiro The creators of Firefox had the sense to realize that their uphill battle against Microsoft’s IE was not going to be fought between equal armies. Internet Explorer was already pre-installed on almost every PC, and the Redmond company had ten times the resources to spend on development and research than their open-source competitor. Spread Firefox began as an effort to harness the collective voices of the programmers, marketers and enthusiasts contributing to the Mozilla project. Rather than positioning themselves as a corporate competitor, Firefox likened itself to a political cause. Externally, the group referred to itself as a “movement”, and internally, the very infrastructure of the community site was powered by CivicSpace (formerly DeanSpace). The site is a modified version of the Drupal content management system created for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Spread Firefox became a rallying hub for open-source advocates and Microsoft dissenters. Since the very beginning, Firefox was humanized as the eager young candidate with a can-do attitude, while Microsoft’s IE was portrayed as being bloated, corrupt and resting on his laurels. In this world, the initial political platforms had nothing to do with health care or fiscal responsibility, but rather the impending threats of spyware and Trojan horses. Instead of putting signs on their lawns, volunteers put “Get Firefox” buttons on their personal websites. Instead of holding bake sales, they held hack-a-thons to build new extensions. It’s not unreasonable to compare the browser’s fans to Howard Dean’s leaflet-touting Deaniacs. While most enthusiasts opt to don t-shirts or work on web development, there are certainly zealots. One group of hardcore Oregon State University fans went so far as to create a 220 ft. Firefox crop circle.Both Dean’s campaign strategies and Spread Firefox are testament to small contributions and the power of the internet. The race to 1 billion downloads is a huge step in the browser territory struggle; however, as with Dean’s campaign, it’s still a long way from single-handedly toppling the status quo. Nevertheless, the Firefox campaign may be aided by Microsoft’s antitrust case and the company’s recent proposal to include rival web browsers in the Windows OS throughout Europe.Mozilla’s bid to become commander in chief, at least in Europe, may actually be achieved in the foreseeable future. It will be interesting to see if Opera, Safari and Chrome will step in to split the vote. For more information on Firefox, visit the Spread Firefox site, or to download the browser, visit the product page. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… According to the Mozilla Team and the Firefox Twitter account, the spunky orange browser will reach 1 billion downloads at approximately 3:45 a.m. PT tomorrow morning. Because Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is currently shipped on most Windows machines, IE still maintains its lead as supreme ruler in web browser land. But the very fact that Firefox requires users to recognize the existence of an alternative browser and actively install it, means that 1 billion downloads and 31% market share is a monumental feat. Born out of frustration with the Netscape/America Online browser, Mozilla Firefox was a resource-light alternative created by developers Blake Ross and Dave Hyatt. While America Online continued to tack bells and whistles onto the duo’s Netscape browser project, they spent their free time producing a more straightforward and speedy experience in Firefox. And they were right to do so. Within a month of its November 2004 launch, Firefox would reach 10 million people, and in less than a year, it would reach 100 million. Today, the leap from 100 million to 1 billion downloads can be directly attributed to Spread Firefox – a grassroots community devoted to the browser. Tags: #Browsers#Microsoft#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Warriors erase double-digit deficit to beat Pelicans Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The deal, which has already been agreed upon by both sides, will hand the Beermen the top selection in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft set next Sunday.However, the trade is still subject to approval by league commissioner Chito Narvasa and a decision won’t be made until Monday when the PBA Office resumes its operations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis is the second time in three years that the Picanto have sent their first round draft pick after trading away Troy Rosario, who was their second overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft, to TNT.Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger is the consensus top pick in this year’s rookie class, but the 28-year-old won’t be going to the PBA until after he finishes his obligations with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ASEAN Basketball League. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Christian Standhardinger, the consensus No. 1 overall pick in this year’s PBA Rookie Draft, could join June Mar Fajardo at San Miguel. Photo from Fiba.comThe rich are about to get richer.San Miguel is set to acquire Kia’s top overall pick in exchange for JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, Keith Agovida, a future first rounder, and cash considerations, sources told INQUIRER on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next But if there’s one team that could afford to wait for Standhardinger, it’s definitely San Miguel, which has four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and Mythical Team members Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross.last_img read more

first_imgNBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum View comments The Warriors’ jump is due in part to the new arena due to open in two seasons.New arenas in Sacramento, Milwaukee and Detroit have also pushed up franchise values.The New Orleans Pelicans are the lowest-ranked, at an estimated value of $1 billion.The club making the biggest jump from last year was the Philadelphia 76ers, who gained 48 percent in value to $1.18 billion, according to Forbes’ calculations.The valuations were calculated with revenues and operating incomes from the 2016-17 season, while taking into consideration the league’s revenue sharing. Arena deals, and revenue from non-basketball events that take place at the venues, are also included in the totals. /cbbADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Phoenix turns back TNT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, left, looks past Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson during the second half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in New York. Forbes has named the Knicks and the Lakers as the most valuable NBA clubs as of February 2018. APLOS ANGELES, United States — The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers still top the list of most valuable NBA clubs, according to a survey released Wednesday by Forbes — which for the first time says every franchise is worth $1 billion.According to its latest annual assessment, the average value of an NBA club is $1.65 billion.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The Knicks remain atop that list, worth $3.6 billion (2.94 billion euros) and another iconic club, the Lakers, are now worth an estimated $3.3 billion.The Knicks are profiting from a $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden, which provided new revenue opportunities from sponsorships and seating.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lakers, who like the Knicks have struggled in recent years, continue to benefit from raking in almost $150 million a year from their local television and radio deals.The reigning champion Golden State Warriors passed the Chicago Bulls in this year’s list to lie third with a value of $3.1 billion to Chicago’s $2.6 billion.last_img read more

first_imgSushil Kumar, 27, Freestyle Wrestler Never did this Jat bus driver’s son imagine that he would be the worldwide poster boy for wrestling, but his hard work and dedication to the sport he has been practising for since he was 12 finally paid off when he was crowned world champion,Sushil Kumar, 27, Freestyle Wrestler Never did this Jat bus driver’s son imagine that he would be the worldwide poster boy for wrestling, but his hard work and dedication to the sport he has been practising for since he was 12 finally paid off when he was crowned world champion recently.The Journey: It was in 1998 that he was noticed internationally when he won the gold medal at the World Cadet Games in Poland. This was soon followed by another gold at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000 and the Arjuna Award in 2007. Though he ranked seventh in the 2007 World Wrestling Championships, he managed to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he won the bronze medal. Finally, this week, he became the first Indian wrestler to hold the title of world champion.The Mission: To win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Then to train for the Olympics and return with a gold. The Challenge: Being the son of a bus driver, this medal has made his the latest rags-to-riches story. From training in mud pits to sleeping in one room with 20 other boys training to be wrestlers was not easy. “I have always been happy with what God has provided for me and my family. I know I’ve to make the most of it.”The Muse: His father, Diwan Singh, a pehelwan (wrestler) and his cousin, Sandeep, also a wrestler. He accompanied them to the akhara and started training professionally when he was in Class VII.The Mentor Arjuna award-winner Satpal, under whom he trained for almost 13 years. He holds Satpal, who was unceremoniously pushed out of the frame by Sports Minister, M.S. Gill during a photo session with Kumar after he won the championship, responsible for inculcating dedication and discipline in him. “Coach sahab is like a father figure to me. I have trained under him since I was a child. He has been my greatest influence and support.”advertisement”He is a dedicated wrestler. I see him practising beyond training hours. He has changed the face of Indian wrestling from being the badmaashon ka khel (the game for troublemakers) to a respected sport that is the country’s pride.”Vinod Kumar, Coach at Commonwealth training camplast_img read more