Journalist shot and wounded in another case of violence against press in Oaxaca

first_imgNews News Reports Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en Help by sharing this information August 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist shot and wounded in another case of violence against press in Oaxaca Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the ability of journalists to work freely in the southern state of Oaxaca after a shooting attack on 5 August in the city of Salina Cruz on Alberto Fernández Portilla, the director of the Semanario del Istmo local newspaper and producer of a news programme on radio XEKZ. Fernández believes the attack was prompted by coverage of theft and corruption involving the state oil company Pemex. The newspaper’s deputy editor, Daniel Pérez Espinoza, and one of its journalists, Edwin Meneses Santiago, were recently threatened. “Press freedom is in a bad way in Oaxaca,” the organisation said. “Social conflicts gave rise to a great deal of violence there last year, and a US journalist, Bradley Will, was killed during a demonstration. We urge the federal authorities to quickly shed light on the attack on Fernández.”The attack occurred as Fernández arrived at his home in the early hours of 5 August. A gunman got out of a car, pointed his revolver at him and said: “You meddled in my boss’s business so I’m going to kill you.” The assailant then shot Fernández three times, hitting him in the abdomen, left leg and right arm. His children rushed out on hearing the shots and got him to hospital.Fernández told Reporters Without Borders from hospital that he had two theories about who could have been behind the attack. He said he recently received telephone threats after covering corruption cases in which the local head of the Pemex labour union was allegedly involved. He also suspected a group of people who had been stealing oil from the Pemex pipelines.The attack is currently being investigated by the Oaxaca prosecutor’s office that handles cases of violence against journalists, while the police are protecting Fernández and his home. Legislative elections were taking place on the day of the attack but the authorities have ruled out any connection.Will, an American freelance cameraman, was fatally shot on 26 October 2006 in street clashes that broke out during demonstrations by left-wing groups opposed to Oaxaca governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. His murder has still not been solved. Misaél Sánchez Sarmiento, a journalist with the regional daily El Tiempo, narrowly survived a shooting attack on 17 June of this year after writing an article about Will’s murder. MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts Organisation center_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Loses Season Opener To Cal Poly Pomona

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Dwight Ramos posted 26 points and 7 rebounds while shooting 8 of 16 from the field as the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos downed Dixie State 72-66 Saturday at the Burns Arena in non-conference NCAA Division II men’s basketball action.The Broncos built a 34-17 lead at the half and withstood a strong second half surge from the Trailblazers, which saw head coach Jon Judkins’ squad post 49 points in the latter 20 minutes of action.Matt Conway’s 22 points (which included a 13-17 performance at the foul line) led Dixie State in the loss.The Trailblazers are next in action November 23 as they host the Dixie State Thanksgiving Classic against the Academy of Art, a former Pac-West conference foe for a 7:30 pm tip-off. Brad James Tags: Academy of Art/Cal Poly Pomona/Dixie State men’s basketball/Dwight Ramos/Jon Judkins/Matt Conway/Pac-West Conference November 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Loses Season Opener To Cal Poly Pomona Written bylast_img read more

Holiday Favorite.

first_img As you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, just think of the way sweet potatoes have changed lives over the globe. Photo: Wayne McLaurin I never ate a sweet potato I didn’t like.Turkey and green beans (my children’s favorites), are holiday foods from the Americas. My own Thanksgiving favorite, the sweet potato — or as some call it, the yam — is another New World food.Growing up with the greatest cook in the world, we learned early to eat pretty much everything. In the blending of French, Italian, Creole and Cajun, though, there was always true “Southern cooking,” which involved sweet potatoes.French Fried for BreakfastMamma fixed them french fried for breakfast with cinnamon and brown sugar. For other meals, she baked, boiled or candied them with marshmallows, made mouth-watering pies and also sweet-potato chips. We also ate many cold sweet potatoes as a snack after getting in from school.My favorites, however, were the sweet-potato surprises. They were made from baked sweet potatoes that Mamma mashed with spices and rolled into golf-ball-size pieces. A depression with her thumb into the ball gave the right amount of space to insert one or two miniature marshmallows.Mamma then reformed the ball, rolled it in fresh-grated coconut and chopped pecans and baked it until the outside was crusty and the marshmallow melted inside.Sweet Potatoes or Yams?We called our sweet potatoes yams because the variety we grew was the Puerto Rican type that was moist-fleshed and very sweet. The name “sweet potato” and “yam” have been used interchangeably over the years.Actually, the African word nyami, referring to the starchy, edible root of the Dioscorea genus of plants, was adopted in its English form, yam.This plant has a very starchy, nonsweet tuber very unlike the moist-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). The National Society of Horticulture Science now refers to our “yam” as sweetpotato — one word (but dictionaries still list it as two words).High in Vitamin AThe sweet potato is high in carbohydrates and vitamin A. It has an abundance of uses. We cook the leaves like greens. And besides eating the roots all those wonderful ways, we process them into snacks and candy for people, feed for animals, starch, flour, alcohol and a variety of industrial products.Sweet potatoes yield very well under a wide range of environmental conditions. They can produce more edible energy per acre per day than wheat, rice or cassava.Ranking seventh in total production among global food crops, more than 95 percent of the world’s sweet potatoes are grown in emerging countries, typically by small-scale farmers and often in marginal areas. In developing countries, it is the fifth most important food crop and is grown more than any other root crop.A History of Saving LivesThis hardy root crop has a long history of saving lives. The Japanese have repeatedly relied on it after typhoons have devastated rice crops. Sweet potatoes kept millions from starvation in famine-plagued China in the early 1960s. And in Uganda, where a virus ravaged cassava crops in the 1990s, rural communities depended on sweet potatoes to keep hunger at bay.In the densely populated, semiarid plains of eastern Africa, the sweet potato is called cilera abana, “protector of the children.” The sweet potato is now the latest great hope in the war on blindness, too.In Africa, 3 million children under 5 years old suffer blindness or some form of degenerative eye disease due to a lack of vitamin A in their diet. Scientists have spent the past decade breeding orange-flesh, high-vitamin-A sweet potatoes to suit Africans’ taste.As you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, just think of the way sweet potatoes have changed lives over the globe.last_img read more

Alomo Bitters strikes EPL deal

first_imgAfrica’s authentic bitters Alomo Bitters, a product of Ghana’s Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL), has struck a deal with the English Premier League to feature during matches beginning this December, according to officials of the company.Alomo Bitters and KCL’s energy drink – Storm Energy Drink  – will be displayed on the stadium pitch-side panels during four EPL matches involving some of the big teams like league leaders Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester City.On why Kasapreko chose to partner with the EPL, Mr Gerald Bonsu, Deputy Commercial Director of the company, said “we believe the EPL is a world-class brand that we want to associate ourselves with. The platform gives us an opportunity to showcase our flagship products such as Alomo Bitters and Storm Energy Drink to the global world.”The Premier League is the most exciting and competitive league in the world which is beamed to over 700 million homes in more than 200 countries.According to Mr Bonsu, Kasapreko will be running some promotion activations on social media and on-grounds to engage its consumers who will win amazing prizes during the matches at selected bars and pubs. The first match is between Manchester United and West Bromwhich takes place on Saturday December 17, 2016 at 5.30pm.He encouraged consumers to engage in the conversation on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) with the hashtag #AlomoBittersOnEPLlast_img read more

‘Is Jurgen Klopp an upgrade for Liverpool’?

first_imgTony Evans has questioned whether former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp would be an upgrade for Liverpool.The ex-Bundesliga chief has been linked with the Reds, should the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) decide to dispense with Brendan Rodgers’ services.Klopp left Borussia Dortmund this summer, after a disastrous season which saw them in the bottom three at Christmas and finish seventh, while their participation in the Champions League was ended at the last-16 stage.The 47-year-old has announced he will take an indefinite break from football but, speaking to talkSPORT, the Times football editor claims the German may be waiting for the Manchester City job to become available.“Is Jurgen Klopp an upgrade for Liverpool looking at the season he’s had,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs. “I couldn’t imagine Carlo Ancelotti taking the job.“They are probably both waiting until September or October when the Manchester City job might be available. They have more resources and Champions League football.”last_img read more