Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped February 16, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns the 9 June murder of Nilo Baculo Sr, a radio journalist who was denied protection in 2008. Shot by an unidentified gunman on a motorcycle as he was going home in Calapan, in the central province of Mindoro Oriental, he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.“This latest murder of a journalist testifies yet again to the climate of impunity for the enemies of freedom of information in the Philippines,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Baculo’s death is a result of the refusal of his request for protection in 2008, when he felt his life was threatened. We urge President Benigno Aquino to adopt concrete measures to protect journalists and not underestimate the threats they face every day.”After being told in 2007 that a price had been put on his head, Baculo got the supreme court to grant him provisional protection but this was rescinded by an appeal court in June 2008 for lack of evidence, with the result that he went into hiding.Baculo stopped hosting news programmes on DWIM radio in March of this year, but relatives said he continued to work as a journalist. Described as “controversial” by other local journalists, he made many enemies because of his investigative coverage of crimes and irregularities involving local officials. He had been told that local officials involved in drug trafficking had put out a contract for his murder.Baculo was the second journalist to be killed in recent months, following a tabloid newspaper reporter who was shot in her home in April. One of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists, the Philippines is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. June 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio presenter gunned down six years after being refused protection News Follow the news on Philippines Organisation June 1, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa News News RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago PhilippinesAsia – Pacific
4 June 2013 Education, skills development, job creation and the fight against substance abuse will top the agenda for South Africa’s Youth Month programme this year, says Deputy Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Obed Bapela. Speaking to young people at the launch of the programme at the Hector Peterson Museum in Orlando, Soweto on Monday, Bapela said the government would hold a number of public participation sessions around the country during an Imbizo Focus Week taking place from 11 to 17 June. “The izimbizo will provide a great opportunity for communities and other entities to get involved and make their voices heard.”Presidential Youth Working Group Bapela said President Jacob Zuma had set up a Presidential Youth Working Group to provide a platform for youth leaders meet with him and Cabinet ministers to assess the progress the country had made in meeting their challenges. According to latest statistics, about three-million South Africans between the ages of 15 and 34 are currently jobless. Bapela said the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) had helped to create more than 28 000 jobs in the last three years, while providing career guidance services to more than 1-million young people, granting over 110 bursaries and issuing more than 33 000 loans to small businesses. Calling on the government, business and labour to form strategic partnerships with the NYDA to reduce unemployment, Bapela said it was only when everyone in the country acted in concert “that the lives of young people will be changed for the better”.NYDA to discontinue loans, offer grants Yershen Pillay, the newly appointed NYDA board chairperson, said that with unemployment and lack of skills remaining a big challenge, the agency had shifted its focus from enterprise development to education and skills development. “[We want to change] from loan provision to grant finance, which will be a combination of career guidance, grants, training and mentorship programmes.” Pillay said the NYDA planned to reach over 700 000 young South Africans through career guidance alone, starting with 1 250 first-time entrepreneurs through various roadshows that taking place around the country in June.New education programme The June 16 Foundation, meanwhile, will be launching a programme to improve maths and science teaching at several schools around Soweto. Dan Motsitsi, the chairperson of the foundation, said they had partnered with Gauteng Department of Education MEC Barbara Creecy to roll out the ” Culture of Learning and Teaching” programme to priority schools in the township. He said that Soweto residents, under the leadership of the foundation, would take it upon themselves to ensure that the culture of learning was prioritised by their children. “Saturday and holiday classes will form part of the programme, starting from Grade 9, 10, 11 and Grade 12 learners,” he said. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola praises Dani Olmo over ‘courageous’ Dinamo Zagreb moveby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised Dani Olmo over his move to Dinamo Zagreb.Guardiola admits he’s impressed by the former Barcelona junior.He said: “He was in the youth of Barcelona and normally who plays there is a good player. “He had the courage to move to Croatia and it was a good choice. “He was one of the best players of the European Under-21s with an incredible performance.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Cole on coaching philosophy: I’m stealing from Mourinho, Ancelotti & Wenger!by Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAshley Cole says he will take bits and pieces from all of his former managers on his coaching journey.The former Chelsea and Arsenal fullback is currently undertaking his coaching badges.”Everyone has their own philosophy but you also have to take ideas that you like from different coaches,’ he told the club’s website. “The first thing I learned on my coaching badges was that every coach is a thief!”I want to take parts of Jose Mourinho in terms of how organised he was, Carlo Ancelotti for his man-management and how he would give players faith to go out and express themselves within his system and Arsene Wenger, who was definitely a great man-manager and put a lot of trust in young players to find things out for themselves and learn quickly from mistakes. It’s about being adaptable.”Asked about his aspirations, Cole added: “I want to be the best. I’ve been around a lot of great players and managers so it’s about understanding what it takes.”I understood as a player what it took to be the best and now it’s about trying to transfer that into how I can be the best as a coach.”
They’re throwing quite a celebration party at the Breslin Center tonight. Michigan State’s men’s basketball team, which clinched a berth into the Final Four earlier this afternoon with a victory against Louisville in the Elite Eight in Syracuse, is back in East Lansing. Tom Izzo’s squad was welcomed home by thousands of roaring fans at their arena. Michigan State is set to face Duke in the Final Four in Indianapolis on Saturday.
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Sankar Narayan has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer for Virgin Blue, commencing duties in April 2011.CEO and managing director John Borghetti was thrilled to welcome Mr Narayan to the team.“His extensive financial, information technology, investor relations and strategy expertise will be of tremendous value to the Group,” he said.Outgoing CFO, Keith Neate had been occupying the role for the past seven years.“Sankar will lead our Financial, Information Technology and centralised Procurement divisions, be responsible for improving financial efficiency and play a key role in driving the Group’s growth,” Mr Borghetti said.Prior to joining Virgin Blue, Mr Narayan was chief financial officer at Fairfax Media. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T