Argentina: RSF deplores attack on two media outlets in Buenos Aires

first_img On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News ArgentinaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expression News Organisation RSF_en News Journalists at Revista Anfibia and Cosecha Roja discovered that the attack had taken place during the previous weekend when they went to work on the morning of Monday, 12 December. The intruders also took a projector, a voice recorder and cash from a petty-cash box, as well as the computer and notebook.Cosecha Roja is a news website specializing in covering corruption, abuse of authority and the activities of drug traffickers, while Revista Anfibia is well known for lengthy analytical articles that mix investigative journalism and academic research.Revista Anfibia editor Martin Alé told RSF that they had never received threats. “We are not into paranoia but we are not naive either,” he said. “Of the 20 offices in this building, it was the one with two media outlets that was targeted. This was an act of theft and an act of vandalism.”The office is also often used for holding workshops, seminars and other activities open to the public on journalism-related subjects. A complaint has been filed with Buenos Aires federal court No. 10.“We condemn this attack on the premises of Cosecha Roja and Revista Anfibia,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The police and judicial authorities must investigate it thoroughly and not neglect the possibility that it was linked to their journalistic activities.“The destruction and theft of equipment and information belonging to media outlets constitute a grave violation of free speech rights. The authorities must crack down firmly on such violations, which are only too common in Argentina, and must prosecute those responsible.” Around 20 intruders attacked and badly damaged most of the installations and equipment of the Buenos Aires-based daily El Tiempo Argentino on 4 July with the aim of expelling the journalists’ cooperative that was running the newspaper.RSF is also concerned about the lawsuit that Emiliano Yacobitti, the financial director of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and one of the leaders of the UCR party, brought against Alejandro Bercovich, the co-presenter of a programme on the TV news channel C5N and columnist for the BAE daily newspaper , on 13 December. Yacobitti is seeking 75,000 pesos (4,500 euros) in damages because Bercovich used Twitter to report the existence of allegations of a network of corruption within UBA and the Clinicas Hospital in which Yacobitti was supposedly involved. Bercovich told RSF that he just did his job as a journalist by reporting information in the public domain about a public personality. The lawsuit has all the hallmarks of an attempt to use the courts to suppress coverage of alleged corruption. Argentina is ranked 54th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. ArgentinaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expression Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Source: Anfibia Follow the news on Argentina to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more News Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the recent break-in at the shared office of two online media outlets, Revista Anfibia and Cosecha Roja, in Buenos Aires, in which a computer and a notebook containing sensitive information were stolen, and furniture and other equipment were badly damaged. Help by sharing this information December 22, 2016 Argentina: RSF deplores attack on two media outlets in Buenos Aires December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

PazNaz Prepare-Enrich Certification Training

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith Leader Q&A Interview PazNaz Prepare-Enrich Certification Training Article and Photo courtesy of FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 | 2:38 pm Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuffcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News For those who have a passion for mentoring, coaching, and counseling couples, the First Church of the Nazarene (PazNaz) is inviting them to join Counselor, Joe Whitcomb, on Saturday, January 4, for a one-day training event to get their certification with Prepare-Enrich in Room 249, Reed Hall from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m.The cost is $185 for individuals and $195 for couples. For those who can’t make it on the above date, the course will be offered on the first and third Saturday of every month through June. For more Information, contact Joe Whitcomb, PsyDc, LMFT at [email protected] or (310) 560-0726.First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-9631 or visit www.paznaz.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a commentlast_img read more

Jaime Barta makes North Dakota history at Syracuse

first_imgWhen Jaime Barta’s father coached baseball in the Northwoods League, she always tagged along. Barta observed the college baseball players — many of them high Major League draft picks — train and showcase their talents under Joel Barta in the collegiate summer league, searching for what separated them from others.At times, Barta asked her dad: “What makes these players so special?” They’re the same person every day, Joel responded, recognizing the commitment college baseball takes.Even though she was just a child, Barta made that her mission, too. Growing up in Bismarck, North Dakota, she wasn’t exposed to the elite competition most future collegiate athletes are. She hit .581 one year and struck out 137 batters in a single season. After bouncing around from North Dakota State to Butler Community College, Barta enters the 2020 season as a junior outfielder for Syracuse, and one local news station said she’s the first softball player from North Dakota to sign with a Power 5 school.“It’s kind of cool to be that pride piece of North Dakota,” Barta said.With a mom who played college softball and a dad who coaches college baseball at Northland College, Barta always had the hitting and fielding resources available. As a result, she set Bismarck High School records in batting average, runs in a season, hits in a season and even toed the rubber — breaking her high school’s mark for strikeouts in a season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s kind of cool to be that pride piece of North Dakota.- Jaime BartaThese numbers didn’t get her the attention one would expect, though, simply because the competition wasn’t high-caliber.“I mean, I was realistic about the competition so that wasn’t frustrating,” Barta said. “It was more just about going into my summer season and realizing this is a different level. Just not focusing on stats and outcomes.”After high school, Barta spent a year at North Dakota State before starting in the outfield in 2019 at Butler Community College. Then, she got the opportunity at Syracuse.At the Felsberg Invitational last weekend, she started in left field and collected a pair of hits. She’s ready to take on the Power 5 competition, since she’s risen to the occasion all her life, her dad said.“You’ll see people that think, ‘Wow my daughter is really talented’,” Joel said, “and then when you raise the degree of difficulty, the success goes down and for her, she almost performed better the higher the competition got.”Back in North Dakota, Barta is influencing more North Dakotans to strive for Division I. One of her younger sisters, Emma, is taking a similar path to Barta’s, and girls from home reach out to discover how she made it to college. Dedication, Barta responds. The same key her father once shared.“She’s basically trying to prove to the world that, ‘Hey, we can play,’” Joel said. Comments Published on February 11, 2020 at 11:24 pm Contact Cameron: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Astros’ AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow suspended, then fired for sign-stealing

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings Baseball’s response was far greater than that of the NFL to a similar infraction. New England coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 in 2007 and the Patriots were fined $250,000 for using video to capture an opponent’s signals. In the scandal known as Spygate, the Patriots also were stripped of a first-round draft choice. They were penalized again for $1 million eight years later for deflating footballs for use in the AFC championship game. The NFL took away a first-round draft pick and suspended quarterback Tom Brady for four games.Manfred said Hinch was aware of the system but did not tell Luhnow.“As the person with responsibility for managing his players and coaches, there simply is no justification for Hinch’s failure to act,” Manfred said.The GM told Major League Baseball he was unaware of the system, but Manfred held him accountable for the team’s actions.“Although Luhnow denies having any awareness that his replay review room staff was decoding and transmitting signs, there is both documentary and testimonial evidence that indicates Luhnow had some knowledge of those efforts, but he did not give it much attention,” Manfred said. “Irrespective of Luhnow’s knowledge of his club’s violations of the rules, I will hold him personally accountable for the conduct of his club.”Current New York Mets manager Carlos Beltrán, then a player with the Astros, was among the group involved. Manfred said no Astros players will be disciplined because he decided in September 2017 to hold a team’s manager and GM responsible.“Virtually all of the Astros’ players had some involvement or knowledge of the scheme, and I am not in a position based on the investigative record to determine with any degree of certainty every player who should be held accountable, or their relative degree of culpability,” Manfred wrote. “It is impractical given the large number of players involved, and the fact that many of those players now play for other clubs. …“Some players may have understood that their conduct was not only condoned by the club, but encouraged by it,” Manfred added. “This was misconduct committed by the team.”Baseball’s investigation began when former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers, now with Oakland, made the allegations in a report by The Athletic on Nov. 12.MLB’s Department of Investigations interviewed 27 witnesses, including 23 current and former Houston players, and reviews tens of thousands of emails, Slack communications, text messages, video clips and photographs.“Some Astros players told my investigators that they did not believe the sign-stealing scheme was effective, and it was more distracting than useful to hitters,” Manfred said. “I am neither in a position to evaluate whether the scheme helped Astros hitters … nor whether it helped the Astros win any games.”Astros employees in the team’s video replay room started to decode signs using the center field camera at the start of the 2017 season. A player would act as a runner to bring the information to the dugout, where a runner on second would be signaled. The runner would decode the catcher’s sign and signal the batter. At times, an employee in the replay room would convey the information by text message to the watch or phone of a staff member in the dugout.Cora began calling the replay room for the information early in the season. After a group of players that included Beltrán discussed how to improve the system about two months into the season, Cora arranged for a video monitor of the center field camera to be installed next to the dugout and players would communicate pitches by banging a bat or massage gun on a trash can. Two bangs usually were used for off-speed pitches and no sound for fastballs.Manfred said that the banging system was not used in 2018 but that signs were stolen by the replay room and communicated to the dugout during at least part of that season. There was no evidence signs were stolen during the 2018 playoffs.Taubman can apply to Manfred for reinstatement after the World Series, and any future violations of Major League Rules would lead to a lifetime ban.The Mets and Beltrán declined comment, spokesman Harold Kaufman saidThe Dodgers lost to the Astros in seven games in the 2017 World Series and to the Red Sox in the 2018 World Series. Dodgers officials declined to comment.Southern California News Group Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this story.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error By RONALD BLUM and KRISTIE RIEKENHOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.In the sport’s largest scandal since the Biogenesis drug suspensions in 2013, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline Monday and strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora— the Astros bench coach in 2017 and a former Dodgers player — will face equal or more severe punishment. Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros. The Red Sox are under investigation for sign stealing in Cora’s first season as manager in 2018, when the Red Sox won the World Series.Houston was fined $5 million for sign-stealing by the team during its run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season — the maximum allowed under the Major League Constitution. The Astros will forfeit their next two first- and second-round draft picks. In addition, former Astros GM Brandon Taubman was suspended through the World Series for his conduct during last year’s AL Championship Series, when his profane remarks directed at female reporters led to his firing by Houston, which at first denied the incident and later apologized.Manfred said owner Jim Crane was not aware of the sign stealing. An hour after MLB announced its decision, Crane opened a news conference by saying Hinch and Luhnow were fired.“We need to move forward with a clean slate,” he said.Houston was a big league-best 204-120 during the two years in question, winning its first title. Manfred painted a picture of a team management solely focused on winning.“It is very clear to me that the culture of the baseball operations department, manifesting itself in the way its employees are treated, its relations with other clubs, and its relations with the media and external stakeholders, has been very problematic,” Manfred wrote in a nine-page statement. “At least in my view, the baseball operations department’s insular culture — one that valued and rewarded results over other considerations, combined with a staff of individuals who often lacked direction or sufficient oversight, led, at least in part, to the Brandon Taubman incident, the club’s admittedly inappropriate and inaccurate response to that incident, and finally, to an environment that allowed the conduct described in this report to have occurred.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone last_img read more

Jat agitation forces postponement of events in Haryana

first_imgChandigarh, Feb 23 (PTI) The ongoing Jat agitation in Haryana has forced postponement of a meeting of Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis for conducting elections for their heads as also the state-level wrestling competitions.Haryana State Election Commission has postponed the date of first meeting of all Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis and conducting the elections for President/Vice President and Chairman/Vice Chairman, which was scheduled to be held tomorrow.The next date of first meeting will be conveyed shortly. While stating this here today, Assistant State Election Commissioner, Haryana, Parmal Singh said several Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers (Panchayat) had brought to the notice of the Commission that law and order situation in their districts was not suitable to conduct the election on February 24.Therefore, they had requested to postpone the schedule of the first meeting, so that these could be conducted in free, fair and peaceful manner. In this regard, a written communication has been sent to all the Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers in the state, he added.The Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Department has also decided to postpone till further orders the state-level Wrestling Akhara Kumar and Kesari Dangal competitions which were to be organised from today till February 25, in Mewat. While giving this information, a spokesman of the Department said that the state government has taken this decision due to “unavoidable reasons:. PTI CHS AKKlast_img read more