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first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation ColombiaAmericas RSF_en News Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further Contravía, a TV current affairs programme that was forced off the air by threats eight months ago, will resume broadcasting on the Canal Uno public TV channel tomorrow. Produced by freelance journalist Hollman Morris, Contravía has long occupied an important place in the Colombian media, above all because of its coverage of the country’s nearly half-century-old civil war.Reporters Without Borders hails the programme’s return to Colombian TV screens while voicing concern for the safety of its staff, who have often been threatened as well as being the target of criticism by President Alvaro Uribe and his government.The winner of several Colombian and international prizes for its production quality and commitment to human rights, Contravía is one of the rare media outlets in Colombia in which the victims of the war and communities of indigenous or African origin regularly find a voice.“The existence of independent, quality news media is essential so that the civil war’s many victims are not forgotten,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Contravía’s return to the airwaves is therefore excellent news for media diversity and pluralism in Colombia.”Contravía was launched in June 2003 as a result of an initiative by the Andean Programme for Democracy and Human rights, which wanted a TV programme to support community democracy. Broadcast weekly on Canal Uno, it was soon a success because of the quality of its journalistic content, its educational skill and its contribution to the culture of democracy in Colombia.“The road has not been easy,” Morris told Reporters Without Borders, referring to the decision to take the programme off the air in December 2008 for safety reasons. “We were the victims of threats and smear attempts by people with guns, but also by the president himself, Alvaro Uribe.”Morris and his team were threatened by the army during the media’s coverage of the recent release of hostages by the FARC guerrillas and they were threatened by the intelligence agency knows as the DAS, whose phone tapping of many outspoken journalists including Morris was revealed in February.A few hours before the programme went on the air, Morris told us about the team’s continuing fear that one day, one of them would be the victim of an “accident” or an arbitrary arrest while they were out reporting, as has been the case in the past.Reporters Without Borders therefore urges the Colombian authorities to provide the Contravía staff with every security guarantee. “In particular, we urge President Alvaro Uribe to respect press freedom, a principle enshrined in the constitution of which he is guarantor, by allowing the entire team to work without fear.” Newscenter_img Reports Follow the news on Colombia May 13, 2021 Find out more News ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies September 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Risky return by TV current affairs programme after eight-month interruption RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News Subscribe top box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 1:53 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: 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.last_img read more

first_imgLimerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Print Picture: Kathleen Hogan, Limerick,  marks the fourth generation in her family to graduate from the Mary Immaculate College. She is pictured with her mother Una Keane, who graduated in 1982, and grandmother Pauline Nugent, who graduated in 1944, in front of a photograph of Pauline’s aunt Theresa Roughan who was one of the college’s first graduates in 1902. NewsEducation18 doctors in the house at Mary Immaculate CollegeBy Liam Togher – October 31, 2013 1010 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGSconferringsDearbhla McCarthyeducationgraduationMary Immaculate CollegeNoel O’Connell Advertisement A RECORD 18 doctoral awards were conferred at the Mary Immaculate College (MIC) graduation last week, with a total of 1,010 students receiving awards from the college across 23 programmes.Among those conferred with a PhD was Dr Noel O’Connell, who became only the second deaf person in Ireland to receive a doctorate. He earned the PhD for his study of deaf people’s experiences of education, believing that educators communicated in a language which was inaccessible to those with hearing difficulties.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He added that the majority of literature devoted to education of deaf people has been written from the dominant non-deaf perspective.Dr O’Connell said: “Deaf people have not been adequately included as subjects in educational research. They are frequently excluded from studies concerning education and where they are included in such studies they tend to be under-represented.“I believed there was a need to fill that void by creating a space for the voice of deaf people to better represent and authenticate their educational experiences.”Professor Michael A. Hayes, president of MIC, commended Dr O’Connell’s research, saying that it “will play a major part in progressing our understanding of deaf education and culture, both within and outside deaf communities, and enrich all of our lives in an increasingly diverse world.”Another recently conferred PhD student, Dr Dearbhla McCarthy, was hailed as a “role model” for successfully completing her doctorate after undertaking the Foundation Certificate at MIC several years ago.She graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts in 2008 with a college medal for achieving first place on the programme and subsequently completed a research Masters and PhD in English Literature.Dr McCarthy said of her achievement: “This turned out to be one of the best things I’ve ever done as it really prepared me for full-time study, provided experience of a variety of academic subjects and gave me a chance to get to know people.“I was surprised how difficult I sometimes found it to believe in my own ability, but there was always someone to talk to, especially my colleagues, who were returning to education too.”Prof Michael Breen, Dean of Arts at MIC, described her as “a role model for future students who will want to emulate her success at the highest level.”Seven MIC students were presented with awards for Outstanding Achievement, including Clare All-Ireland winning hurlers John Conlon and Colm Galvin. Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Twitter New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Previous articleClub Corner Notes 2/11/13Next articleFormer Garda to take on local Limerick politics Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Linkedin Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Email Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19last_img read more

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print NewsCrime & CourtMan arrested and charged following robbery and burglary in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 6, 2020 2367 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement WhatsApp Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Linkedincenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSCrimeNews Facebook Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s in relation to a burglary and a robbery that occurred on February 2, 2020 in Co. Limerick.At approximately 6am, Gardaí received a report that a man had been robbed at knifepoint by a man on a bicycle on Redgate Road, Caherdavin. The man had his wallet stolen and received a punch to the face but did not require medical attention at the time of the incident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shortly after, Gardaí received a report of a burglary in the area where the front window of a business premises had been smashed and a small sum of cash taken.Gardaí from Mayorstone Park carried out an investigation and executed a search warrant at a house in Limerick yesterday, February 5. A man in his 20s was arrested and brought to Henry Street Garda Station.He was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been charged to appear before Limerick District Court this morning, February 6 at 10.30am. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Previous articleTwo Munster men named in Irish U20 side for Wales clashNext articleIAC Shannon prepares for the Opening of its New Hanger with up to 100 New Jobs Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

first_img Previous articleSenator Elisha McCallion elected to SeanadNext articleUpdate: Teen arrested over attempted robbery in Strabane News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Shocking footage emerges of shop worker threatened in Strabane Facebook By News Highland – April 3, 2020 center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An investigation is continuing after two males, one armed with a knife, entered a shop in Strabane and threatened a shop worker. The incident happened in the Lisnafin area yesterday.CCTV footage shows one of the males flashing a knife and forcing the woman behind the counter, but it’s understood that they left empty handed.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan has described it as a despicable attack on a frontline worker at a time when communities are trying to pull together.He is urging anyone with information to come forward:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/danvgbgfhgfhgfielattack.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Denise Williams, the widow of a Tallahassee man who went missing for 17 years before his body was found last year, has been arrested and charged with his murder.According to a Leon County grand jury indictment, Denise Williams has been charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and accessory after the fact in the death of Mike Williams. She was arrested Tuesday at her office at Florida State University and was escorted away by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.The indictment states that Denise Williams and Brian Winchester, her husband’s best friend, plotted for nearly nine months to kill the 31-year-old.Winchester shot and killed Mike Williams in December 2000, according to the indictment, and went on to marry Denise Williams after the murder. Winchester has not been indicted, charged or arrested in connection with Mike’s murder.The case was originally classified as a drowning before investigators determined that Mike Williams had been murdered.Mike Williams went missing on Dec. 16, 2000, after leaving home that morning to go duck hunting on Lake Seminole in Jackson County, according to the indictment. Seventeen years later, FDLE received a tip about new information in the case and found his remains in December of 2017.“FDLE agents & analysts logged over 3,000 hours on this case…I also thank the Grand Jury,” FDLE Tallahassee Special Agent in Charge Mark Perez tweeted today.Denise Williams’ attorney, Ethan Way, told the Tallahassee Democrat that Winchester lied about her role in killing her husband.“My client had absolutely nothing to do with Mike Williams’ disappearance and had absolutely nothing to do with any of the crimes that Brian Winchester committed,” Way told the paper. “We will fight this until the end. And I’m certain when a jury hears from Denise Williams and the facts come out, the inescapable conclusion is that Brian Winchester killed Mike Williams.”Denise Williams first appearance in court is scheduled for Wednesday morning.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing Hurricane Irma and the destruction left in its wake, Widespread Panic’s shows in Florida this weekend were initially up for cancellation. Happily, St. Augustine was not as severely affected by the storm as other Florida cities and the performances were able to go on as planned. However, the band still took the opportunity to ask that fans help those affected by Hurricane Irma by donating non-perishable foods and money to Feeding Northeast Florida all weekend long. Donations can also be made here.Setlist: Widespread Panic | St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine, FL | 9/18/17I: Love Tractor > Ain’t Life Grand, Angels Don’t Sing The Blues, Wondering, Christmas Katie > Radio Child, Pleas, Up All Night, Holden Oversoul > Bust It BigII: Four Cornered Room (War)*, Diner > Goin Out West (Tom Waits), Time Zones, Surprise Valley, Cease Fire, Blight (brute.) > Drums (Surprise Valley reprise), North (Jerry Joseph)E: Coconut, Blackout BluesLTP: 2/23/16 Norfolk (86 shows)[photo via Instagram user @liveandlisten] Widespread Panic made their triumphant return to St. Augustine over the weekend with three shows at the beloved St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The tale of “Never Miss A Sunday Show” rang true as the southern rock cohorts delivered their final night of original rockers, eclectic covers, and extended jams galore. As the band shies away from the traditional tour formula, multi-night runs with Widespread Panic have become few and far between. Sunday night’s magic was a testament to the band’s dedication to consistently evolve, weaving rarities in and out of a perfectly crafted set of songs.Widespread Panic Returns To St. Augustine With Charitable Grace [Videos]Following a reliable “Love Tractor > Ain’t Life Grand” opener, Widespread Panic shifted gears into its first rare song selection, “Angels Don’t Sing The Blues,” which has only been played 22 times since its debut in 2015. “Angels Don’t Sing The Blues” was followed by “Wondering” from 1993’s Everyday. From there, the band picked things up with a wild “Christmas Katie > Radio Child” jam, that led into “Pleas.” “Holden Oversoul > Bust Bit Big” concluded the first set.Widespread Panic’s second set opened with a cover of War‘s “Four Cornered Room,” which hasn’t been played since 2/23/16 in Norfolk, Virginia (86 show gap). The second set highlights continued with “Time Zones,” a song that appears on their 2006 Earth To America but has trickled out of rotation in recent years, and a cover of brute.‘s “Blight.” The encore brought out a stellar version of the band’s 1988 Space Wrangler single “Coconut,” another rarity in the Widespread Panic rotation, followed by Ain’t Life Grand‘s “Blackout Blues.”Widespread Panic Tears Through Night 2 In St. Augustine [Videos]Thanks to YouTube user Fred Ramadan, you can enjoy the following video highlights:last_img read more

first_imgLocked within your data are opportunities to meet real-time business needs and drive new outcomes. The challenge for some organizations is to determine how to best tap into data’s value. At Dell EMC, we believe that you do it by taking IT complexity head-on – addressing rampant data growth, and ensuring your data is protected and available when you need it. The future isn’t only about data protection – it’s also about data management and enabling our customers to get more value out of their data.In May 2019 at Dell Technologies World, the Data Protection Division (DPD) unveiled our first data management offerings: PowerProtect Software and PowerProtect X400. The excitement at the show was palpable – across both the dedicated Dell EMC team who was thrilled to share the announcement and the show attendees who were excited to learn about the new ways we’re helping protect their mission-critical data. Today, we are proud to make these two new products available for customers to order, alongside a revamped version of our Data Protection Suite.Dell EMC Senior Vice President Sharad Rastogi and DPD Chief Technology Officer Arthur Lent recently published blogs regarding our vision of the evolution of data management. Sharad wrote about the need to Redefine Data Protection by transitioning to a data management solution, highlighting the importance of being able to use of “any data source, target, service level objective, location, use case, consumption model and business model.” Then, Arthur shared the Design Principals behind data management solutions by taking a look at the core tenets of a Software-Defined Platform and a Multi-Dimensional Appliance. These insights outlined the critical thinking  that went into the development of the PowerProtect Software platform and the PowerProtect X400 appliance.PowerProtect Software was designed as a software-defined platform. It represents a customer’s next step in the transformation from traditional data protection to comprehensive data management. PowerProtect Software and the multi-dimensional X400 appliance enable customers to go beyond the ability to set protection policies, deduplicate, backup and recover database workloads, Windows and Linux filesystems and VMs to protection storage. PowerProtect is a new framework for customers to uncover new business outcomes from the protection of their data – including but not limited to accelerating migrations, powering DevOps, maintaining compliance and of course, data protection.  Accounting firm Melanson Heath saw immediate value for PowerProtect X400 as part of their virtualized application data management strategy.As Dell EMC’s first multi-dimensional data management appliance, the PowerProtect X400 integrates PowerProtect Software while delivering critical tenets – scale, performance, resiliency. We’ve all accepted that data growth is not slowing down. A biproduct of this growth is data center complexity. PowerProtect multi-dimensional appliances feature a scale-out and scale-up design – allowing users to not only add capacity cubes for linear performance and capacity increases, but to grow-in-place with capacity expansion packs to meet growth challenges. Customers who tested scale out not only found that PowerProtect X400 meets immediate needs, but has both the compute and storage frameworks to future requirements as well.As I highlighted on stage in Las Vegas, PowerProtect X400 is the industry’s first All-Flash Integrated Purpose-Built Backup Appliance.[1] We are proud to offer all-flash protection as an option and ensure that you can find the level of performance you need within our portfolio, allowing your organization to prepare for the service level objectives of tomorrow:If you are interested in having a conversation about transitioning to data management, now is the time to get in touch with your Dell EMC Sales Rep. For more information on PowerProtect Software and PowerProtect X400 please visit DellEMC.com/DataProtection or view this recent product webinar.[1] Based on Dell internal analysis, March 2019.last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) UPDATE @ 2:55 PM: A new Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for Warren County until 4 PM for the southern branch of the line which is currently over southeastern Erie County. Expect damaging winds up to 60 MPH, small hail, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. UPDATE @ 2:50 PM: There is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties until 3:30 PM. An approaching line of storms are producing damaging winds up to 70 MPH, along with heavy rain, and frequent lightning. JAMESTOWN – A strong low pressure system will pass to the northwest today, with its trailing cold front crossing the area in the afternoon. Colder air is expected for the new work week. For Sunday, a High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 A.M Monday morning for Chautauqua and Erie counties. Southwest winds of 30 to 40 M.P.H with gusts up to 65 M.P.H are expected. Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Strongest winds near the lakeshore. Otherwise mainly cloudy skies with showers and a thunderstorm possible. Highs in the lower-50’s.For tomorrow, the winds will die down a bit although it may still be breezy at times. Rain and snow showers possible with highs near 40.A weak band of Lake Effect snow looks to set up overnight Monday. This may produce at least an inch or two of snow for portions of the Southern Tier, mainly the hills and higher elevations.Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a few snow showers possible. Highs in the mid-30’s.High pressure returns by mid-week putting an end to any leftover snow shower. Temperatures in the mid-30’s for Wednesday, warming up to the lower-50’s by weeks end.last_img read more

first_imgCVPS SmartPower ¢, Central Vermont Public Service s planned meter program designed to reduce customer energy use, costs and environmental impacts while improving storm management and establishing a foundation for future grid automation, has taken a big step forward through an agreement on the rules of the road.Last August, CVPS, the Vermont Department of Public Service and other utilities kicked off collaboration intended to improve electricity metering, storm recovery and efficiency technology statewide. CVPS and the Department of Public Service also announced a new program (CVPS SmartPower ¢) at the state s largest utility that could serve as a model for other Vermont utilities not already involved with meter and grid automation. Through that effort, we have now reached agreement on functional requirements, telecommunications, cost recovery and other elements of so-called smart metering technologies, CVPS President and CEO Bob Young said. This will provide us with a clear view of the rules of the road.Young said a memorandum of understanding (MOU) produced through the collaborative will provide tremendous value to CVPS as it prepares to file its SmartPower plan with the Public Service Board. The company expects to do so by the end of March. Both the MOU and CVPS s plan require PSB approval. Creating CVPS SmartPower ¢ will require the biggest capital investment in our system in our 80-year history, Young said. By developing clear standards jointly with regulators, we have jointly provided not only ourselves, but all Vermont utilities, with a roadmap to the successful implementation of the next generation of meter and grid automation technology. Every kilowatt-hour saved is one we don t have to produceYoung said implementation of CVPS SmartPower ¢ would take several years and is contingent on securing suitable, cost-effective financing for much of the estimated $42 million project, but he said the cost and effort would pay big dividends for customers and the environment. CVPS SmartPower ¢ offers the promise of new rate programs that will help customers reduce their energy consumption, electric bills and environmental footprints, Young said. I believe this program will be one of the most important developments in CVPS history, and will have tremendous value for customers and Vermont. The environmental impacts alone could be substantial. This program, like CVPS Cow Power ¢, will give customers new choices to substantially reduce their impacts on the environment. Every kilowatt-hour saved is one we don t have to produce. For the past several years, we ve worked hard to develop CVPS Cow Power ¢ into an environmentally positive and economically sustainable customer choice, Young said. It s now one of the fast-growing renewable choice programs in the country, and the most successful in Vermont. We see CVPS SmartPower ¢ as the next key step in helping customers do right by the environment, and we ll be at the leading edge of this exciting new technology.Young said CVPS s implementation, if approved, would be done in phases, with an initial focus on improved meter data for customers. We expect to go from 1.92 million meter readings per year to 3.84 million per month, Young said. Overtime, the value of smart meters will expand to not only reading meters, but energy efficiency, storm management and other activities.Words like smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure, and future grid have become common in the utility industry, but there is little consensus on what those terms mean, for utilities or customers. CVPS developed the name CVPS SmartPowerTM so it could define its specific effort and stay away from confusing terms that have different meanings to different audiences.When announcing the collaborative effort to define a common set of guidelines for new metering technologies last summer, Department of Public Service Commissioner David O Brien said he hoped the CVPS program would be the first step toward an even broader statewide effort that would provide both the kinds of improvements Young described, and broader improvements to the transmission grid in Vermont.Young said he viewed CVPS SmartPower ¢ as critical to the company and its customers. This single investment has the potential to revolutionize how we read meters, respond to power outages, and reduce electrical consumption, Young said. It can open the path to a whole new world.last_img read more