Police try to hush up shooting of community radio station’s president

first_img Follow the news on Honduras RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more La Voz de Zacate Grande, a community radio station based on the southern island of Zacate Grande, has again been the target of persecution for siding with local peasant groups in their land disputes with biofuel manufacturer Miguel Facussé Barjum.In the latest aggression, Franklin Meléndez, the president of the board that oversees the station, was shot in the leg on 13 March by two critics of its editorial policies. The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) said Meléndez was hospitalized for the gunshot wound to his leg and was in a stable condition.The police and judicial authorities have taken no action in response to the shooting, although the identity of the assailants is known, and neither Meléndez nor the staff of La Voz de Zacate Grande have been given any protection. Worse still, the police called the station and asked it “not to make a fuss.”“Military occupation, a ridiculous control order on two of its correspondents, repeated acts of intimidation and now a shooting that is deliberately left unpunished,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The failure of the authorities to act is clearly the result of bias rather than negligence. They never acted on the station’s complaint against Miguel Facussé and continue to defend his interests in violation of fundamental freedoms including media freedom.”The press freedom organization added: “Such a flagrant breach of constitutional principles demands an urgent reaction from the government in Tegucigalpa and the highest judicial bodies. Facussé and his allies must be made to answer publicly for this persecution of a rural community and its radio station.”Meléndez was with two of the station’s reporters and the representative of a recent international human rights observation mission when two men, Jorge Sánchez and Porfirio Medina, accosted him and criticised his support for the attempts by peasant groups to recover land from Facussé. Sánchez made a death threat then Medina pulled out a gun and shot him. Relatives of Medina subsequently called the station several times and threatened its staff.Community radio stations are very exposed to the possibility of reprisals by local despots, who often have support in high places. The political violence that followed the June 2009 coup d’état increased the dangers. In order to defend media pluralism, Reporters Without Borders will continue to support community radio stations such as La Voz de Zacate Grande and Radio Faluma Bimetu, a Garifuna (Afro-Honduran) radio station on the Atlantic coast that is also known as Radio Coco Dulce.Reporters Without Borders again points out that no concrete measures have been taken to protect opposition radio and TV stations or stations regarded as sympathetic to the opposition. Media such as Radio Uno, Radio Globo and Canal 36 continue to be the targets of attacks, sabotage or censorship attempts. The protective measures for Radio Progreso’s journalists that were ordered by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights were never implemented.Reporters Without Borders also deplores the hostility which Arturo Echenique Santos, commissioner of the Institute for Access to Public Information (IAIP), recently displayed inside the parliament building towards a journalist working for the news website Revistazo, whom he threatened with prosecution. Revistazo is another media that has been in the government’s sights ever since the coup. RSF_en News May 13, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information center_img HondurasAmericas March 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police try to hush up shooting of community radio station’s president RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts to go further HondurasAmericas December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


[Manipur HC] Advocates & Litigants Advised To Avoid Entering HC Premises Till October 5; Justice LS Jamir Under ‘Self Isolation

first_imgNews Updates[Manipur HC] Advocates & Litigants Advised To Avoid Entering HC Premises Till October 5; Justice LS Jamir Under ‘Self Isolation Sparsh Upadhyay27 Sep 2020 6:25 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Manipur on Saturday (26th September) issued a notification informing all members of the Bar and litigants that some parts of the Court premises are closed for further sanitization.Further, the Advocates and litigants have been advised to avoid entering the premises till Monday (05th October), 2020.This has been done in order to contain the further spread of Covid-19 in the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe High Court of Manipur on Saturday (26th September) issued a notification informing all members of the Bar and litigants that some parts of the Court premises are closed for further sanitization.Further, the Advocates and litigants have been advised to avoid entering the premises till Monday (05th October), 2020.This has been done in order to contain the further spread of Covid-19 in the Court premises and as per the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, Imphal East.It has been further informed that the court proceedings will be done through Video Conferencing.The Notification further states,”Any Advocate or party, if he/she needs to enter the Court premises in case of real necessity, will be required to produce COVID-l9 negative test report issued by a competent authority, The test certificate should have been issued within the last fifteen days.”In the meanwhile, the Notification clarifies, filing of fresh matters will be accepted through e-mail at [email protected] in terms of Notification no. 79 (dated 22.08.2020) and taken up for hearing through Video Conferencing. The Advocates have been asked to link from their home office to the Video Conferencing Court.The Notification also states,”After report of few Covid-19 positive cases on 16/l7.09.2020, more number of Covid-19 cases are reported after the test conducted in the High Court premises on 17.09.2020 in relation to officers and staff. Some more results are awaited. Advocates who were physically present in Court during this period were also informed by the Registry to get tested and self-quarantine themselves. The Advocates who attended Court in person during this period are yet to furnish the test report so as to screen others, if any, who were in contact with them. This will be necessary in case of COVID-l9 positive cases.”On and after 05.10.2020, a new notification will be issued after assessing the situation, concludes the notification.Notification regarding Justice Lanusungkum Jamir being in self-isolationApart from the aforesaid notification, another notification has been issued by the High Court informing that Justice Lanusungkum Jamir is under self-isolation for medical reason and as advised by the Chief Medical Officer, Imphal East, Manipur, he will not be holding Court.”The Registry will notify all concerned as and when his Lordship is able to resume Court sittings after clearance by the Chief Medical Officer, Imphal East, Manipur”, reads the Notification.It may be noted that the High Court of Manipur on Thursday (17th September) suspended the normal functioning/sitting of the Court till 21st September in view of the detection of a COVID case within the High Court premises.The Registrar of the High Court had mentioned in the Notification issued on Thursday (17th September) that no cause list will be published for the said period (till September 21st).Further, on 21st September, in view of the direction issued by the CMO, Imphal East, Govt. of Manipur, the request made by the High Court Bar Association and High Court Employees’ Association, and pending the declaration of the results of COVID-19 test in respect of some of the officials/staff of the High Court and in the interest of all concerned and to contain the spread of COVID-19, it was informed to all the concerned that Regular Court proceedings of the High Court would be suspended till Friday, the 25 September 2020Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification]Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification]Next Storylast_img read more


More powerful than heroin

first_imgDear Editor:Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin have a new risk. Drug dealers across the United States have begun to mix drugs with an extremely powerful and dangerous drug known as Fentanyl.  The drug Fentanyl can be from 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin, making the risk of a fatal overdose much higher. Drug dealers have been using this drug to increase the potency of their heroin at a lower cost. Now more than ever it is essential to get those you know who are addicted into treatment. Having a relationship with a person who has an addiction to opiates is often stressful. Although you just want to help the addicted person, they many times fight against you as if you were the enemy.Addicts can be very difficult to get into treatment and it is important to ask for help when you need it. There are professionals who can help you handle your loved one before it is too late.Do not be surprised if your loved accuses you of contributing to their addiction. Hear them out and take their words into consideration but at the end of the day realize getting them sober and continuing to live is the most important thing.Fentanyl has made the risks of being a heroin addict even higher than it already was. Get yourself educated. If one of your loved one is struggling with addiction, get them into treatment. Don’t wait until it is too late.There are many different approaches to the challenge of how to help addicts. For free information, visit or call 1 800-431-1754 to get help for your loved ones.Ray Clausonlast_img read more


OA hosts Maverick Challenge

first_imgFirst row – left to right: Greg Schroeder, Haleigh Reed, Emily Cornett and Dresden Lonergan. Second Row: Ethan Eldridge, Sam Hutchinson, Samantha Nobbe and Cori Hammoor and Third Row: Cheryll Obendorff, Shelly Lunsford and Jonathon MapleOLDENBURG, Ind. — Oldenburg Academy recently hosted the Maverick Challenge, a business planning competition.Judges from the community ranked the 14 students based on the business plans and products they created for the competition.Third place winner, which received $100, was Our Gift, a website and business model to help non-profits grow their donor basis and donationsthis business plan was created by Greg Schroeder and Ethan EldridgeSecond place winner receiving $200 was Forget Me Not, a car seat alarm to ensure that babies are not left in the car unattendedthis was invented by Cori Hammoor, Emily Cornett and Dresden LonerganThe first place winner received $300 and went to The Bean Company, a company that makes products out of leftover coffee grounds from local businessesthis was created by Sam Hutchinson, Samantha Nobbe and Haleigh Reed.Oldenburg Academy was the only school to participate in the program from Ripley and Franklin Counties.last_img read more


Live updates: 49ers dominate Browns on Monday night, win 31-3

first_imgFollow along Monday at 5:15 p.m. for in-game insights and analysis when the 3-0 49ers take on the Cleveland Browns in a nationally televised showdown in Santa Clara. GAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (3-0) vs. Cleveland (2-2) at Levi’s Stadium on Monday at 5:15 p.m. (PT)TV: ESPN, ABC-TV (Ch. 7), Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Booger McFarland (analyst), Lisa Salters (reporter).ODDS: 49ers -5 (opened at 49ers -4). OVER/UNDER: 47.5 (opened at 47). SERIES: Browns lead 12-7. LAST …last_img


Vermeer expands mower conditioner line with larger model

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Vermeer Corporation continues to expand its mower conditioner line with the addition of the MC4500 mower conditioner. Designed with productivity, flexibility and convenience in mind, the MC4500 has a 15-foot (4.5-m) cutting width to meet the needs of large volume operators.“Vermeer added a larger model to the mower conditioner line to help large volume operators cover more acres in a shorter amount of time” said Vermeer Product Manager, Josh Vrieze. “The MC4500 mower conditioner brings more size, speed, versatility and reliability to the operator in the field.”Efficiency features like a drawbar swivel hitch allow hooking up the implement to become a hassle-free, one man job. Similarly, the Quick-Clip® Blade Retention System makes replacing and reversing blades quick and convenient.Q3® Cutter Bar technology helps maximize productivity by making the mower more fuel-efficient with minimal gear-to-gear interface, requiring less horsepower than gear-bed style cutter bars. The Quick-ChangeTM Shear Ring sits within the disc hub and shears when a potentially damaging object encounters the disc to protect the internal gears and drive spline. All combined, these Q3 Cutter Bar features make maintenance and repair user-friendly.In addition to the unique cutter bar features, Vermeer mower conditioners are equipped with a nitrogen-charged accumulator suspension system to provide a consistent weight on the cutter bar throughout the full range of motion. Operators can easily customize suspension settings for their specific field conditions, resulting in less cutter bar weight on the ground and less stress on the header and framework compared to traditional mechanical spring systems.With the option of either a steel roller or v-tine conditioner on all models of mower conditioners, the operator can choose the conditioning method preferred for their operation. In addition, multiple swath adjustments give users more control over their windrow formation. The Vermeer MC-series mower conditioners offers cutting widths of 9.1 feet (2.8 m) on the MC2800, 10.5 feet (3.3 m) on the MC3300, 12 feet (3.7 m) on the MC3700 and now 15 feet (4.5 m) on the MC4500.To learn more about Vermeer Corporation, products, the dealer network and financing options, visit read more


Lanete, Ross face sanction

first_imgMOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Benilde ends Arellano win streak Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting PBA ImagesSan Miguel Beer’s Chris Ross and Chico Lanete, who supposedly swapped places for free throw attempts in the final 4.6 seconds of the Beermen’s losing game against Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday, have been summoned to appear at the Commissioner’s Office.At the same time, the league is also poised to penalize game officials who failed to control the situation that tainted the ending of what was otherwise one of the best games of the young conference.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa With the game in the balance, Lanete drew a foul during a mad scramble inside the paint as Ross stood near halfcourt after making the steal that led to Arwind Santos taking the potential game-tying three-pointer from deep right corner.Eric Castro, the PBA head of technical operations, went to the press room to explain why Ross was slapped with a technical foul for taking the first of two free throws originally awarded to Lanete.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGinebra won, 100-96, after LA Tenorio made the free throw off the Ross technical. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View commentslast_img read more


Heroes to many Support offered to Humboldt students after bus crash kills

first_imgHUMBOLDT, Sask. – Attention in the Saskatchewan town where 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team were killed in a bus crash is turning to supporting students as they return to school without some of their classmates.Kevin Garinger, director of education for the Horizon School Division and president of the Broncos, said schools were closed Monday after the junior hockey team’s bus collided with a semi truck northeast of Saskatoon on Friday.Classes resumed Tuesday but Garinger says the focus will be on the well-being of students and staff rather than the daily curriculum.Five of the junior hockey players were students and three others were former students, he said. Some teachers and staff even billeted the players, he said.“These were our kids,” Garinger said, choking back tears. “These athletes are and were heroes to many and, in them, our students see shining examples of the young adults and athletes they’re dreaming of growing up to be.”He says a crisis response team is in place and counselling is being offered to anyone who needs it.“In the days to come, our students will require a great deal of support and love to cope with this loss,” Garinger said. “None of us are alone.”The school division will continually assess the needs of the community and shift the focus accordingly.“We haven’t determined how long these supports will need to be here,” said Greg Chatlin, director of education for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. “I do anticipate that we will need to be present for quite some time.“The gravity of the wounds varies from student to student. Some have lost a local hero. Some have lost a classmate, a friend, a neighbour, while closer still, some have lost a brother, a son or a father.”The Broncos junior team was heading to Nipawin on Friday when the crash occurred at an intersection north of Tisdale, Sask. RCMP say 15 people died in the crash and 14 were injured.As of Monday, two people had been released from hospital and, of the dozen that remained, four were listed in critical condition.Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Justice apologized Monday after authorities mixed up the identities of one of the deceased and one of the survivors in the crash.The coroner’s office mistook the body of 18-year-old goalie Parker Tobin for that of Xavier Labelle. Labelle is injured but alive, and Tobin is among those who died. Both families have asked for privacy while they are “grieving together.”Premier Scott Moe apologized for the mix-up Tuesday and said the province will take whatever recommendations come out of the various reviews and investigations taking place.“I don’t know how you could ever prepare for something of this proportion, of this scope of this accident, the severity of this accident and I apologize unreservedly for what happened.”last_img read more