Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more Newspaper reporter Karla Silva was beaten up by three assailants yesterday in her office in Silao, a town in the central state of Guanajuato, where she works as the local correspondent of El Heraldo de León.“Three men went to our correspondent’s bureau in Silao and attacked her, beating her bloody, threatening her and telling her to stop ‘pissing everyone off’ with her articles,” El Heraldo de León deputy editor Carlos Martínez Vertí told Reporters Without Borders.They had visited Silva’s office several times earlier in the day, asking for her by name, harassing her assistant and taking a computer and four mobile phones.Silva’s reporting has been very critical of the Silao municipal government, headed by a mayor who is a member of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). She has written about the poor services in Silao, the high crime rate, wasteful use of resources and the lack of transparency.Local officials have often complained about her coverage and have repeatedly tried to obstruct her work. She said after yesterday’s attack that she was sure that her assailants were sent by one of these officials.“Silva, who is now hospitalized, has filed a complaint with the local prosecutor’s office while we have already reported this attack to the special prosecutor for attacks on freedom of expression,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We urge the authorities to move quickly to identify and arrest not only the assailants but also, and above all, those who gave them their orders.”The attack on Silva came just two days after Victor Pérez, a journalist with the magazine Sucesos, was murdered in Chihuahua state, and shots were fired at newspaper editor Ignacio Domínguez’s home in Veracruz state. A threatening message was also left inside a pig’s head on Domínguez’s doorstep.Mexico is ranked 152nd out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Mexico May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more News MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further RSF_en September 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local newspaper correspondent beaten in her office in Guanajuato state News Reports News Receive email alerts Organisation
June 2, 2021 Find out more August 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Calling for lawsuit’s dismissal, Yahoo! says it is “political and diplomatic issue” China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Over 16 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. Currently, Shi Tao is sponsored by Miljörapporten (Sweden), Télé Bruxelles (Belgium) to go further RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News News March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Reporters Without Borders insisted today that Yahoo! was responsible for the conviction of Wang Xiaoning and Shi Tao and possibly other Chinese cyber-dissidents as well after the US Internet company called on 27 August for the dismissal of the lawsuit brought against it in the United States by relatives of these two imprisoned cyber-dissidents.“Wang and Shi were both convicted thanks to information supplied by Yahoo! to the Chinese authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is shocking that the company is denying its responsibility in this case and is trying to evade punishment for actions that led to arbitrary convictions.Yahoo! is even cynical enough to try to shift responsibility to the cyber-dissidents themselves.”The lawsuit brought on behalf of Wang and Shi before a US court accuses of Yahoo! of providing the Chinese authorities with information from their email accounts that led to their arrest and conviction.In its 27 August statement calling for the suit’s dismissal, Yahoo! said: “Free speech rights as we understand them in the United States are not the law in China. Every sovereign nation has a right to regulate speech within its borders.” Yahoo! spokesperson Kelley Benander told the Los Angeles Times, “this is a political and diplomatic issue, not a legal one.”Yahoo said it “does not condone the suppression of their rights and liberty by their government”, but it added that they were responsible for their own actions. “They assumed the risk of harm when they chose to use Yahoo! China email and group list services to engage in activity they knew violated Chinese law,” it said.Morton H. Sklar, executive director of the Washington-based World Organisation for Human Rights, said that,although it is clear that American corporations are obliged to follow foreign laws, they also must abide by USand international law.”Congress recognized this problem when they passed the Torture Victim Protection Act,” Sklar said. “They saidexplicitly, victims of torture should have access to US courts to remedy the abuses they suffered. Wheretorture has taken place, there is no question the US has jurisdiction.”Yahoo! issued a statement in June in which it said : “Yahoo! is dismayed that citizens in China have beenimprisoned for expressing their political views on the Internet.” It reiterated its position that it wasobliged to comply with China’s laws, but it added that it condemned “punishment of any activityinternationally recognised as free expression.” Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation
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THE tributes are pouring in for the late local drag-racing competitor and people’s champion, Deryck Jaisingh, known as Mad Dog.Mad Dog, who rose to fame by piloting the Toyota Supra built out of the S&D performance shop, was Guyana’s fifth victim of the COVID-19.He had tested positive last week but was showing signs of recovery according to several sources within the medical sector.However, he passed away on Monday evening.The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club released a brief statement shortly after.S&D’s Shawn Persaud (Centre) and Mad Dog during a testing session for drag racing (GTCallouts Photo)‘The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) is deeply saddened at the news of the passing of its member Deryck Jaisingh. The club and the entire motor racing fraternity join his family and friends in mourning his passing which has rocked the sport.He was the reigning Unlimited Class drag-racing champion and even the fans will be grieving at his passing.Deryck was described by those who knew him as a genuine and kindhearted individual.The GMR&SC would like to express its heartfelt condolences to his family and may God give them the strength to get through this tough time.One of Mad Dog’s main rivals, Team Mohamed’s Enterrpise, through the owner Azruden Mohamed, recounted his relationship with Mad Dog.“I’ve known Mad Dog for about 17 years now. He started out driving one sand truck on Lombard Street and grew. I really admired how he worked his way up to one of the largest trucking and heavy-duty machinery transport companies in the business.“On the racing front, I admired how he came up to the calibre of the Team Mohamed’s GTR. He was always a fun and exciting guy and we hope the legacy of the mad dog supra continues.Deryck Jaisingh in the Mad Dog Supra takes on Rameez Mohamed in the Transpacific Alteeza (GTCallouts Photo)The S&D performance camp expressed its sadness at the passing of one they deemed a brother and a friend.“We have lost more than a racer. I have lost a brother. I cannot explain what this means at the moment. It’s hard,” Shawn Persaud told Chronicle Sport.Other racers took to social media to express their condolences on the passing of one of the greatest men in the form of motorsport which is now blooming.GMR&SC president Rameez Mohamed, himself a racer, commented, “Things like this we feel as a family. We race against each other but at the end of the day, we are a family. We see each other every meet and sometimes between meets. Whenever a racer passes on, we feel it as a fraternity and as a family.”Funeral arrangements for Jaisingh are not available at this time.
Alumnus Andrew Park, who operates the Chik-fil-A on Figueroa Street, hopes to further integrate the restaurant into campus life. Photo by Isabel Hanewicz | Daily TrojanFor USC alumnus Andrew Park, a chicken sandwich has the potential to change lives. When Park first started working for Chick-fil-A about two and a half years ago, he knew he had a passion for business and social impact, but did not yet have a grasp of the restaurant in a larger context. Now the operator of the Chick-fil-A located on Figueroa Street, Park hopes to use his role to give back to the University community.“I think to have the opportunity to come back and serve the University, serve the community — not just the students but all the faculty and everybody that is part of that [experience] — to come inside and serve them has been fantastic,” Park said.In 2012, Park received a bachelor’s degree from the Marshall School of Business with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. After running his own start-up during and after his undergraduate career, he ended up assisting in running a new Chick-fil-A in Orange County before moving to work for its corporate branch. On Nov. 1, he took over as operator of the Chick-fil-A near USC.“To be back with the Trojan Family, that I was beyond excited about,” Park said.In the future, Park hopes to increase the company’s social presence in South Los Angeles. Originally based in Georgia, Chick-Fil-A is currently expanding its reach in California.“Chick-Fil-A is passionate about each restaurant being locally owned and locally operated, so I’ve been thinking into some of the things I’d like to pour into,” Park said. “Some of the things we’re looking into start connecting other organizations about is anything with youth and the inner city.”Looking toward the future, Park hopes that the local Chick-fil-A will become more integrated into campus life.“What I’d like to see and have students experience here is really a sense of community,” Park said. “[So] that when people visit, [they think], ‘Man, Chick-fil-A is an integral part of the USC student experience.’”Chick-fil-A already sponsors a few initiatives to connect with USC. The restaurant offers free sandwiches when USC’s football team blocks a kick and hosts Trojan Tuesdays, where students receive special discounts on Tuesday nights. In the future, the restaurant hopes to increase its digital reach to continue improving the experience for students, said Eric Kim, the restaurant’s new director of technology.“I think one thing we’re putting a lot of emphasis on [is] different platforms that can get our product into students’ hands without them even having to visit the store,” said Kim, who is also a USC alumnus. “We have the Chick-fil-A One App, Tapingo and Door Dash. “We understand that the line can be out the door sometimes, so whatever we can do to get people their Chick-fil-A.”As members of the Trojan Family, both Park and Kim emphasize their commitment to being a resource for students, whether they’re looking to understand more about the restaurant, searching for an internship opportunity or hoping to learn about the world of business.“[We’re] just here to be a resource for university students,” Park said. “And…just [to] give back because USC had done a lot to set me up and I feel like there’s a lot I can share about my journey with students.”
The loss also had long-term implications that seal Helton’s fate. USC now sits a game behind No. 8 Utah in the Pac-12 South standings, and it seems unlikely the Trojans will get to make use of the tiebreaker they earned by beating the Utes earlier this season. Utah finishes the season home for UCLA, at Arizona and home for Colorado, and it seems unlikely the Utes will lose to any of the three worst teams in the conference. And that’s assuming USC wins out, which also seems doubtful after that performance. The team’s performance Saturday night probably put the final nail in the coffin for Helton. After jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, the Trojans fell apart and allowed Oregon to go on a 56-14 run the rest of the game. In a flashback to the 2018 season (and, let’s be real, most games this season), USC repeatedly shot itself in the foot with mental errors, from dumb conduct penalties to turnovers. The defense, which did so well to limit star senior quarterback Justin Herbert in the first quarter, had no answers once the Ducks got rolling, allowing Oregon to score on its final six legitimate offensive possessions. Slovis’ performance wasn’t entirely his fault. He was forced to throw 57 times, a school record and a burden no freshman quarterback should have to carry. He was under pressure all night. It was also a sobering game for freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis, who completed 32 of 57 passes for 264 yards, three touchdowns (one of which came in garbage time), three interceptions and added a lost fumble. Oregon scored a touchdown following each of his turnovers, including a pick-six by junior safety Brady Breeze to put the Ducks up two possessions in the second quarter. Helton said after the game that he had confidence in Stadthaus to kick it out of the back of the end zone. This is simply a lack of foresight; why even risk a return? It was a bad decision in the moment, and Helton’s comment did nothing to reduce its head-scratching nature. Oregon freshman cornerback Mykael Wright’s 100-yard kickoff return touchdown just before halftime was a microcosm of the last few years under Helton. Senior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. had just scored to make it 21-17 and gave USC a little bit of life. Instead of squibbing the kick with 20 seconds left, sophomore Alex Stadthaus kicked off, giving Wright the opportunity for a runback. USC’s 56-24 loss to No. 7 Oregon Saturday night at the Coliseum was a bad look for some of the program’s highest-profile members. All of Helton’s players say they love him and play hard for him, and I honestly do believe that. But what is that love worth if it doesn’t translate to wins? USC needs to find someone who will not only inspire devotion but also establish a culture of discipline and accountability. There needs to be a healthy fear among the players that they can’t screw up or there will be consequences, and Helton has proven time and again that he’s not that guy. Aidan Berg is a junior writing about sports. He is also an associate managing editor for Daily Trojan. His column, “Berg is the Word,” runs every Monday. Helton’s only chance of remaining head coach was to win the South and go to the Pac-12 Championship Game. Since that goal seems out of reach, it’s hard to see how Helton will end up back in cardinal and gold in 2020. The combination of the lack of discipline and the inability to respond to Oregon’s adjustments showed Helton’s unsolvable issues as a head coach. He has never been able to outthink the opposition or get his guys to play clean football. Saturday night was just the latest example, and I can’t imagine it gave Bohn a very good impression of Helton in Bohn’s first game after being hired. Let’s start with head coach Clay Helton, who can practically kiss his job goodbye. There has obviously been a lot of speculation about Helton’s job security in the last year or so, but his seat only got hotter in the days leading up to the game. The University’s hiring of Mike Bohn, the former Cincinnati athletic director who brought on former Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell as the school’s new head coach in 2017, suggests USC has keyed in on former Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer as its future leading man. But in the end, it all comes back to Helton. He’s the one responsible for the whole team and the one who will definitely not be returning next year. Here’s an idea of the extent to which USC beat itself: At one point in the third quarter, the Ducks had 281 total yards and 42 points. That is not a typical yards-points balance. So much of Oregon’s scoring came because of USC mistakes, and at this point in Helton’s tenure, that is unacceptable. However, Slovis’ struggles are scary to the many fans who had him pegged as the team’s clear answer at quarterback for the next three seasons. Whereat one point next year’s starter seemed decided, there is a hint of a question. Perhaps sophomore JT Daniels hasn’t started his last game at USC. Is it Meyer? I hope not (I tend to not support people who covered up domestic abuse). I’m not sure who the coach will be, but I do know one thing: USC needs a fresh start. USC did enter the games with a lot of injuries at running back, but offensive coordinator Graham Harrell deserves some blame for not conjuring an adjustment as he did by inserting sophomore wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown in the backfield. Harrell is another main character for USC that didn’t put himself in the best light.
Parokia Ya MT. Martin Wa Porres church in the Kinondoni district of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania have forbidden its congregation from wearing a Manchester United shirt according to a sign posted outside the church.The notice also shows some other attire that are not permitted in the church including miniskirts and tight jeans or dresses displaying cleavage for females.Most footballers would also have trouble getting into the church as the sign also forbids people with tattoos and a ‘rasta’ hairdo.One might also think twice about entering the church with the all popular Mohawk haircut. Your Mowhawk and Mario Balotelli are forbidden.Think you’re a Red Devil? Then you’re banned from a church in Tanzania whenever you wear a Manchester United shirt.