Mayor sentenced to 17 years in prison for ordering radio journalist’s murder

first_img December 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayor sentenced to 17 years in prison for ordering radio journalist’s murder China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Help by sharing this information April 1, 2020 Find out more PeruAmericas Two months after the murder of journalist Antonio de la Torre Echeandía, an arrest warrant has been issued against his alleged killer, David Moisés Julca Orrillo. The journalist, who worked for Radio Orbita in Yungay (400 kms north of Lima), was killed on 14 February on the orders of the town mayor, police said. The Ancash regional higher court yesterday sentenced Yungay mayor Amaro Léon Léon to 17 years in prison for ordering the killing of Antonio de la Torre Echeandia, the presenter of a news programme on local Radio Orbita, who was stabbed to death on 14 February 2004 in Yungay (400 km north of Lima).The two people who carried out the murder, Antonio Torre Camones and Pedro Angeles Figueroa, received the same sentence. All three were also ordered to pay 20,000 soles (5,000) euros each in damages. Léon was arrested on 31 March 2004 at the request of the Yungay prosecutor’s office, which said he had De la Torre killed to prevent him broadcasting a report about Léon.In his programme “Con verdad y justicia” (With Truth and Justice), De la Torre criticised mismanagement by local officials and allowed listeners to make comments on the air. He had often received threats prior to his death and had already been the target of a murder attempt.Arrest warrants have been issued for two other suspects in the murder, the mayor’s daughter, Enma Léon, and Moisés David Julca, who are both on the run. Lawyers for the three defendants convicted yesterday said they would appeal to the Lima supreme court, which will probably issue its ruling next month.____________________________________________________________08.04.2004 – Arrest warrant issued against alleged killer of journalist Antonio de la Torre EcheandíaPolice have ordered the arrest of David Moisés Julca Orrillo for the murder of Antonio de la Torre, according to Peruvian press freedom organisation (IPYS).The alleged murderer, aged 28, is from the port of Chimbote and reportedly the boyfriend of Emma Leòn, daughter of the mayor of Yungay, Amaro Leòn Leòn. Police in Huaraz said the mayor apparently paid Orrillo to commit the murder. The suspect was denounced on 25 March by one of his neighbours, following a violent dispute with Leòn and his daughter Emma, during which Orrillo demanded the money promised by the mayor. ——————————————————–31.03.2004 – Mayor arrested in murder of journalistThe mayor of Yungay, Amaro León León, was arrested and jailed on 18 March on suspicion of ordering the 14 February murder of journalist Antonio de la Torre Echeandia to stop him broadcasting criticism of him. León’s daughter and two town officials, a driver and a security guard, were also arrested the same day on suspicion of involvement. ————————————–19.02.2004 – Mayor suspected of radio journalist’s murder in YungayReporters Without Borders today vigorously condemned the murder of radio journalist Antonio De la Torre Echeandia on 14 February in Yungay (400 km north of Lima), where the mayor’s driver has been detained as one of the perpetrators and the mayor is widely suspected of being the instigator.The organisation urged the authorities to pursue all leads in order to establish who was behind the killing.The presenter of a news programme on a local station, Radio Orbita, De la Torre was fatally stabbed by two individuals as he left a private meeting, but before dying he named one of his assailants to onlookers. He died as he was being rushed to a hospital in an ambulance.The police have arrested the person named by De la Torre. It was Hipólito Casiano Vega Jara, the driver of Yungay mayor Armando Leon Leon. The driver was at the meeting and, according to witnesses, he had an argument with De la Torre. The mayor himself was reportedly present when the argument took place.The mayor, who left Yungay after the murder, is viewed by the local population as the instigator. According to local press reports, residents walled up the entrance to the town hall on 17 February to prevent him from returning to his office, and they have called on the local authorities to dismiss him.Several days prior to his death, De la Torre incorporated a new segment into his programme entitled “Con verdad y justicia” (With Truth and Justice), in which he criticised mismanagement by local officials and allowed listeners to make their – often scathing – comments on the air. The Press and Society Institute (IPYS), a Lima-based press freedom organisation, said he had been receiving threats for several months, sometimes by mail or by telephone, but especially when he invited listeners to phone in to make their comments on the air. His home was the target of an attack with a small explosive device on 15 October, and a municipal official struck him on 22 November. PeruAmericas News to go further News Receive email alerts Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites News RSF_en Follow the news on Peru News December 4, 2019 Find out more February 10, 2017 Find out more Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Organisation last_img read more

Postdoctoral Fellowship

first_imgA full-time NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. A. James Mixson in the Department of Pathology atthe University of Maryland School of Medicine.Our lab has pioneered several developments in the gene therapyfield, including the first group to deliver intravenously tumorsuppressor and antiangiogenic genes with non-viral carriers. Forthe past two decades, we have primarily focused on deliveringtherapeutic genes and siRNA by improving non-viral carriers. Ourresearch team is interested in developing drug and gene deliverycarriers targeting solid tumors. Specifically, we are investigatingseveral histidine-rich carriers of doxorubicin, siRNA targetingoncogenes, and plasmids-expressing tumor suppressor genes to reducebreast cancer growth in a mouse model. These therapeutic agentswill be evaluated alone and in combination with one another toreduce tumor growth. We seek highly motivated and enthusiasticcandidates with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability towork independently and as part of a collaborative team.Required Qualifications· Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.· Strong background in pharmacology and molecular biology· Excellent writing and communications skills· Work experience with mice and tail vein injections aredesired.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.Qualifications :A full-time NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. A. James Mixson in the Department of Pathology atthe University of Maryland School of Medicine.Our lab has pioneered several developments in the gene therapyfield, including the first group to deliver intravenously tumorsuppressor and antiangiogenic genes with non-viral carriers. Forthe past two decades, we have primarily focused on deliveringtherapeutic genes and siRNA by improving non-viral carriers. Ourresearch team is interested in developing drug and gene deliverycarriers targeting solid tumors. Specifically, we are investigatingseveral histidine-rich carriers of doxorubicin, siRNA targetingoncogenes, and plasmids-expressing tumor suppressor genes to reducebreast cancer growth in a mouse model. These therapeutic agentswill be evaluated alone and in combination with one another toreduce tumor growth. We seek highly motivated and enthusiasticcandidates with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability towork independently and as part of a collaborative team.Required Qualifications· Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree.· Strong background in pharmacology and molecular biology· Excellent writing and communications skills· Work experience with mice and tail vein injections aredesired.UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. We value diversity and how it enriches our academic andscientific community and strive toward cultivating an inclusiveenvironment that supports all employees.last_img read more

Doctors ‘often defy’ their own treatment advice

first_imgMany doctors recommend treatments to their patients that they would not use themselves, a US study suggests.Experts asked nearly 1,000 US physicians to consider a medical scenario and pick a treatment.But when doctors were asked to imagine themselves as the patient their answers differed significantly.Doctors were far more likely to opt for a therapy carrying a higher chance of death but better odds of side-effect free survival, for example.But for their patients, doctors tended to pick a treatment that erred on the side of survival, regardless of the quality of life, Archives of Internal Medicine reports.Death riskFaced with a choice of one of two operations to treat bowel cancer, for example, two-fifths of 242 physicians chose the surgical procedure with a higher rate of death, but a lower rate of adverse effects.Conversely, when asked to make a recommendation for a patient, only a quarter of physicians chose this option.In another scenario, doctors were asked to imagine that either themselves or a patient was infected with a new case of bird flu.They were told a drug treatment was available, and that without this treatment a person who contracted flu would have a 10% risk of death and 30% risk of needing hospital care.Treatment would halve the rate of adverse events but also caused death in 1% of patients and permanent neurological paralysis in 4%.Of nearly 700 doctors, about two-thirds chose to forgo the treatment when imagining they had been infected, to avoid its adverse effects.However, when imagining that a patient had been infected, only half recommended not taking the treatment.Dr Peter Ubel, from Duke University, North Carolina, and colleagues say: “When physicians make treatment recommendations, they think differently than when making decisions for themselves.”What is not clear is which is the best way to reach a treatment decision – putting yourself in the shoes of another or not.Indeed, today doctors are often discouraged from giving their own personal opinion and instead are encouraged to present the relevant evidence and information so that the patient can make the choice for themselves.“Our study does not suggest that physicians always make better decisions for others than they would make for themselves.“At most, our study suggests that in some circumstances, the act of making a recommendation might improve decision making,” say the researchers.‘Reliant on doctors’Katherine Murphy, chief executive of UK-based The Patients Association, said it was “very telling” that the research had found many doctors may take a different course of action from the one they would advise their patients to follow.“Doctors are of course human and will weigh up the options subjectively for themselves, no matter what they recommend to their patients.“The difference is that doctors will have all the medical knowledge to back up their decision whereas patients are sometimes entirely reliant on their doctor for information.“If the government is serious about making patient choice a reality, it must ensure that all patients have access to meaningful information in a variety of formats on all treatment options so they can come to a decision which is right for them.”By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC News HealthLifestyle Doctors ‘often defy’ their own treatment advice by: – April 12, 2011 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share 20 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

2016 Relays Athletes Make Olympic History

first_img Matthew Centrowitz, became the first American gold medalist in the men’s 1,500 meters since 1908. Centrowitz was the 2015 Grand Blue Mile Champion and also competed inside Drake Stadium. Christian Taylor, the reigning Olympic and Worlds triple jump gold medalist and 2013 Drake Relays champion, claimed another gold in the triple jump. Ruth Beitia, a 2013 Relays champion and regular at the Blue Oval won Spain’s first gold medal in the high jump. When Americans Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin swept the medals in the women’s 100-meter hurdles, it marked the first time a nation had accomplished this near impossible feat. All three competed at the 2016 Relays with Castlin finishing second, Rollins third and Ali fourth. Additionally five of the top six finishers in the Olympic final raced on the Blue Oval in 2016. Omar McLeod, the 2016 Relays champion in the 110-meter hurdles and the 2015 Relays Most Outstanding Performer as a collegian, became Jamaica’s first gold medalist in the 110-meter hurdles. Michelle Carter was the first 2016 Relays Olympic medalist of the games and her gold medal in the women’s shot put marked the first American gold medal in the event and the first American medal since 1960.  Going into the final round, Carter was in second and claimed the gold medal with her last throw beating the two-time reigning gold medalist, Valerie Adams of New Zealand. Jenny Simpson, the 2016 Relays 1,500 meter champion and favorite of the Drake Stadium crowd, won the first medal by an American in the women’s 1,500 meters with her bronze medal in the event. Katerina Stefanidi, who has competed in the last two Relays and the Court Avenue and Capital Square Vault competitions, became the first Greek gold medalist in the event. She also won an NCAA Championship in 2012 at Drake Stadium. Relays competitors from previous seasons also made history just a few years after competing on the Blue oval.  The months leading up to the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee featured the unveiling of numerous ‘Rio Olympic Games Preview’ events assembled by Brian Brown, the Franklin ‘Pitch’ Johnson Director of the Drake Relays. Designed to capture the excitement of an Olympic year, Brown set out to assemble some of the top fields in the world to compete on the Drake Relays’ iconic Blue Oval.But even Brown, in his final year at the helm of the Relays, could not have predicted the degree to which those events would exceed even his own expectation and hype. The ‘Rio Olympic Games Previews’ truly lived up to their name and provided Drake Relays fans with the first opportunity to witness 20 future Olympic medalists compete up close and personal before showcasing their talent to the world in Rio.All told, 62 athletes that competed at the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee would go on to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with 20 of them earning medals in their respective events, including 10 gold medalists. Both of those impressive totals would rank second on the track and field medal table if those athletes were competing as an independent nation. Only the USA’s impressive medal haul exceeded that of athletes from the 2016 Relays. The 10 gold medals earned by 2016 Relays athletes was only three fewer than the number earned by the entire American team. More than half of the USA’s 13 gold medals came from athletes that were at the 2016 Relays.Many of those athletes are likely to return to Drake Stadium in 2017 for the 108th running of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee on April 26-29. As always, Relays fans will have the thrill of cheering on reigning Olympic medalists while watching the next generation of Olympic medalists compete on the Blue Oval.In addition to the prestige of capturing an Olympic medal, many of the athletes from the 2016 Relays also made history with their medal winning performances including these highlights. Below are athletes from the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee that medaled at the 2016 Rio Olympic GamesGold MedalistsMichelle Carter – USA – Shot PutDerek Drouin – Canada – High JumpOmar McLeod – Jamaica – 110mHBrianna Rollins – USA – 100mHKerron Clement – USA – 400mHDalilah Muhammed – USA – 400mHKaterina Stefanidi – Greece – Pole VaultMorolake Akinosun – USA – 4x100m RelayCourtney Okolo – USA – 4x400m RelayLaShawn Merritt – USA – 4x400m RelayDavid Verburg – USA – 4x400m RelaySilver MedalistsKirani James – Grenada – 400mWill Claye – USA – Triple JumpBrittney Reese – USA – Long JumpNia Ali – USA – 100mHSandi Morris – USA – Pole VaultBronze MedalistsLaShawn Merritt – USA – 400mSam Kendricks – USA – Pole VaultClayton Murphy – USA – 800mJenny Simpson – USA – 1,500mKristi Castlin – USA – 100mHPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Round Three and Four Action in the VT League

first_imgRounds three and four of the VT League were held at Albert Park.In the men’s division, rounds three and four saw the University Blues and Western Districts Dodgers remain undefeated, with the Blues defeating the Cougars in a tight one, eventually winning 8-7. In round four they disposed of their opponents the Vipers pretty easily, winning 7-2. The Dodgers beat fellow newcomers the Falcons 10-2 in round three, whilst in round for they defeated the Lions 6-4. Despite their loss to the Blues, the Vipers won their other match, beating the Lions 8-7. Reigning champs the Cougars defeated the Falcons 6-1 in their second win of the season, while the Lions and Falcons are yet to clock up their first win.In the women’s division, things are a lot closer with no team undefeated in the competition.  The Vipers and the Cougars, previously undefeated, were beaten by the Lions and the Uni Blues respectively in round three. In round four, the Vipers defeated the Blues, with the Cougars beating the Falcons comprehensively 17-0. The Dodgers also defeated the Falcons heavily, winning 11-0 in round four. That was their first win of the season, and leaves the Falcons the only team yet to taste victory. The Lions are also going strong, beating the Dodgers in round four, to go with their defeat of the Vipers in round three. Round ThreeMenVipers – 8 def. Lions – 7Uni Blues – 8 def. Cougars – 7Western Districts – 10 def. Falcons – 2WomenLions – 7 def. Vipers – 6Uni Blues – 5 def. Cougars – 4 Western Districts – 10 def. Falcons – 0Round FourMenWestern Districts – 6 def. Lions – 4Cougars – 6 def. Falcons – 1Uni Blues – 7 def. Vipers – 2WomenLions – 6 def. Western Districts – 2Cougars – 17 def. Falcons – 0Vipers – 7 def. Uni Blues – 4For further information, visit www.victouch.com.au or www.vtleague.com.aulast_img read more

10 months ago​Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Wijnaldum importance

first_img​Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Wijnaldum importanceby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained the importance of Gini Wijnaldum to his team.The Dutch midfielder was in fine form in the 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield.With the Reds now seven points clear at the top of the table, Klopp signalled out his central midfielder for praise.”He’s an outstanding player,” said the manager to the club’s official website.”He combines a lot of things that you need. On a one-on-one situation, he can keep the body between the opponent and the ball, then pass the ball.”I don’t know how many positions he’s played. In the double-six he plays really well.”He can play all three positions in midfield and that’s really nice. All the boys are really versatile, to be honest.”Hendo came in on Saturday and played the half-space and helped so much with how we defended. He was really lively. But Gini is in a good moment.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool seeking to upgrade Sadio Mane deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool seeking to upgrade Sadio Mane dealby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are seeking to upgrade Sadio Mane’s deal.The Liverpool Echo says Liverpool have opened talks with Mane over extending his contract.According to reports from France, negotiations have already started between Mane and Liverpool, with the club keen to tie down their forward.Mane’s current contract runs until 2023, but with the Senegal international fast becoming one of his side’s standout stars, the Reds, it appears, are keen to keep the forward for the foreseeable future.The former Southampton man scored twice as Jurgen Klopp’s side made it five wins from five in the Premier League, leaving them top of the Premier League table with a five point lead over Manchester City. last_img read more

23 days agoRB Salzburg star Szoboszlai admits his admiration for Liverpool boss Klopp

first_imgRB Salzburg star Szoboszlai admits his admiration for Liverpool boss Kloppby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRed Bull Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai has admitted his admiration for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.Salzburg go to Champions League title holders Liverpool tonight.“Jurgen Klopp has opened a new chapter in the club’s history,” the teenager, who will be scouted by Arsenal at Anfield among other clubs,toldGoal.com.”They are great to watch and I am very much looking forward to facing them at Anfield.“It is a historically huge club – their dramatic win versus AC Milan (in the 2005 Champions League final) was definitely impressive.”Szoboszlai went on to hail the entire Reds squad, although he did single out one of Klopp’s forwards for special praise.“Their whole squad is great but (Roberto) Firmino is someone special,” he added. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

4 days agoGiggs raps Man Utd defender Rojo for Liverpool goal

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Giggs raps Man Utd defender Rojo for Liverpool goalby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Ryan Giggs has criticised Marcos Rojo for his role in Liverpool’s late equaliser on Sunday.The Englishman was free to tap-in the ball from close range after being allowed space by Rojo.”[Aaron] Wan-Bissaka has not played a lot of games, maybe if he was a little bit fitter and sharper he would have got out quicker,’ Giggs told Optus Sport.”But for Rojo to actually go past [Harry] Maguire is strange. If he holds his position maybe he can clear it. ‘Ash [Young] never really gets goal-side.”But if you watch Rojo he just anticipates where the ball is going to be instead of staying with his man.”I think it’s a poor goal to give away. But Liverpool, for that five and ten minutes, were knocking at the door and there you see Robertson crossing the ball a lot further up the pitch.”Where for the majority of the game, him and Trent Alexander-Arnold were crossing the ball from 40, 45 yards out.” last_img read more

Lawsuit Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion

first_imgQUINTON, Okla. — The family of one of five workers who were killed in an Oklahoma gas well explosion in January says the drilling company didn’t act upon multiple warnings that its safety equipment was in disrepair.Parker Waldridge’s family alleges in a Dec. 4 amendment to their wrongful death lawsuit that a “cascade of errors and multiple departures from safe drilling practices” by drilling company Patterson-UTI Drilling led to the blowout near Quinton in January .The lawsuit alleges that at least two days before the explosion, the rig superintendent, manager and several other Patterson employees received email results of a laboratory test warning of problems with the rig’s accumulator. It says the warnings even came with a “skull and crossbones graphic (literally).”The Tulsa World reports that the families of each dead worker and a worker who was badly injured have filed lawsuits over the explosion.Patterson and Red Mountain Energy, the well’s owner that hired it, issued statements blaming each other.The Associated Presslast_img read more