Non-fatal shooting of Rio journalist caps bad month for Brazilian press

first_imgNews Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation RSF_en BrazilAmericas BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Nadja Haddad of radio Band Rio sustained a bullet wound to the chest in a shootout between military police and drug traffickers on 29 August in Rio de Janeiro, culminating a spate of cases of violence against journalists and other press freedom violations in August in which officials were often to blame. May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at the news that Nadja Haddad of radio Band Rio sustained a bullet wound to the chest in a shootout between military police and drug traffickers on 29 August in Rio de Janeiro, capping a month of attacks and abuse of authority against the press in Brazil.”What with violence and acts of intimidation, often involving officials of different kinds, press freedom is still fragile in Brazil,” the organisation said. “We wish Nadja Haddad a speedy recovery and we hope a thorough investigation will be carried out to determine who fired the shots that could have killed her. We also call on the federal government and state governors to be tougher with officials who try to obstruct journalists in their work.”The shoot-out in which Haddad was injured began in the late afternoon when a military police patrol came under fire from a gang of traffickers making a stand on high ground in Rio’s Botafogo district. Members of the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) were summoned and launched an assault on the traffickers. A shot struck 24-year-old Haddad in the chest, puncturing a lung, as she arrived on the scene in a Brand Rio vehicle. She was rushed to Miguel Couto hospital where she underwent emergency surgery during the night. “Her condition is improving, she is recovering well,” Band Rio editor Alessandra Martins said.Reporters Without Borders meanwhile registered several other cases of attacks and intimidation against journalists in the course of August. These included three in the central state of Tocantins alone, which were reported by the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ).Salomão Aguiar of TV Palmas was attacked during the first week of August by a local judicial official as he was covering a noise control operation by police in the state capital of Palmas. The official, who did not want his car filmed, punched Aguiar in the face, bruising him.On 11 August, police tried to stop TV crews and journalists from TV Palmas, TV Anhanguera and the Jornal do Tocantins from covering a news conference at the state prosecutor’s office in Palmas at which prosecutors produced two police officers accused of extortion. And on 17 August, local parliamentary representative Fábio Martins assaulted Edson Rodrigues, the editor of the weekly Paralelo 13, during a meeting of the Tocantins regional council.Elsewhere in Brazil, Amélia Denardin, the chief of staff of the mayor of Altamira (in the northern state of Pará) assaulted Odair Oliveira of the television station SBT during the Pará Indigenous Games on 14 August and tried to stop him from filming, according to SBT executives, who filed a complaint.Finally, photographer Wladimir de Souza of the Diário de São Paulo newspaper was attacked by a policeman, Antonio Honório, while filming the detention of a drug trafficker at the headquarters of the narcotics police in São Paulo on 10 August. Honório grabbed De Souza, threw him against a wall and broke his camera. to go further September 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Non-fatal shooting of Rio journalist caps bad month for Brazilian press News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Qosina and EcoVadis Set to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability for Medical, Pharmaceutical and Beauty…

first_img Previous articleRomanian officials face lesser charge in PSG-Başakşehir caseNext articleSeibels Appoints Kellie Reid Director of Policy Administration and Compliance Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Qosina and EcoVadis Set to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability for Medical, Pharmaceutical and Beauty Industries Facebook Pinterest Twitter Qosina and EcoVadis Set to Improve Supply Chain Sustainability for Medical, Pharmaceutical and Beauty Industries Local NewsBusinesscenter_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 11, 2021 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

College festival aimed toward stress relief

first_imgIn honor of the original AnTostal, a College celebration of springtime in the 1960s, the Saint Mary’s Student Activities Board (SAB) will host SMC Tostal, an event featuring a free concert and a variety of other activities.“We have it to give the students the chance to relax a bit before finals,” SAB president Michele Peterson, a senior, said. Peterson said the Tostal activities begin at noon on Thursday. Activities include inflatables on the Library Green from noon to 4 p.m, including a bungee run, obstacle course, slide and human spheres, as well as a rock wall and mechanical bull.“These are all free, so students can stop by between classes and have a bit of fun,” Peterson said. “There will also be a food vendor with ‘fudge puppies,’ which are basically waffles on a stick covered with chocolate and toppings, and freshly squeezed orange, lemon and lime juice.”In the Spes Unica Hall Atrium and Student Center Atrium, henna tattoo artists will offer free tattoos. A photo booth will also be available to students in the dining hall during dinner.The day will end with a concert featuring Josh Kelley and opening act Jon McLaughlin.Tickets are free and available to Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students in the Student Center Atrium today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.“I love that SAB can provide the students with a day of fun,” Peterson said. “We all work so hard, and by the end of the spring semester, we are often stressed with oncoming exams. SMC Tostal gives students the chance to relax for a change.”Peterson said the Tostal is a chance to allow students to relax for free.“We are lucky that we can provide such a fun-filled day, all for free, just for the students.,” Peterson said. “They really deserve this, and SAB really hopes they enjoy all the events we planned.”last_img read more

Irish under fire at Lyoness Open

first_imgMeanwhile, Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington will also be disappointed with their opening rounds at the FedEx St. Jude Classic yesterday.McDowell sits on 3-over par, while Harrington started his week with a disappointing 7-over par 77. The Irish players are struggling to make a challenge going into the second day at the Lyoness Open in Austria.Michael Hoey resumes from level par this morning, which is eight shots off the top of the leaderboard, while Paul Dunne and Peter Lawrie are both back on 4-over.last_img read more

Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.Coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday that the world’s most expensive player had been allowed to return to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter.Neymar had already missed the 3-1 weekend win against Lille due to suspension, and Emery said on Monday that he hoped the former Barcelona star would be back in “three or four days”. But PSG’s confirmed squad for the last-16 tie in Strasbourg — where they lost 2-1 in the league 10 days ago — was missing Neymar as well as Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta, Adrien Rabiot and Layvin Kurzawa. They have won the League Cup in each of the last four seasons.Amid speculation as to the reasons behind Neymar’s trip home, Brazilian website Globoesporte published social media messages accompanied by photographs which suggest he could have been at the birthday party of his friend’s father and had also visited a dental clinic.On Monday, Neymar published a photo of himself on Twitter with the message: “Focus, strength and faith for the celebration of another day!!”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Gluck backstops Rebels to 1-0 shutout of Leafs, Bruins surprise defending KIJHL champs at home

first_imgThe two 2012 Murdoch Division Finalists once again assumed similar spots atop the standings following opening week in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels completed the weekend each with three points.However, both teams took different routes to the top of the standings.Castlegar rode the 28-save performance of Jordan Gluck to shutout the visiting Nelson Leafs 1-0 Saturday in the Sunflower City.Meanwhile, the Hawks, after pounding the Grand Forks Border Bruins 5-0 Friday in the Boundary City, saw the Bears rise up Saturday to steal a 3-2 overtime win in Fruitvale.Chris Osellame scored a power play marker three minutes into the first overtime period to give the Bruins the win on opening week.Last season Grand Forks took weeks to taste victory.Gluck shines in front of home crowd Jordan Gluck looked to be in midseason form as the Scarsdale, NY, native foiled the Leafs everytime the Green and White made a threat to the net.Gluck’s heroics allowed Quinn Klimchuk to score the game’s only goal midway through the third period.Nelson out shot the Rebels 28-23 in the game.Cody Boeckman took the loss in goal for Nelson.Better start already for BruinsAfter finishing last season with one win in 51 games and only four points the Grand Forks are already on pace to destroy those numbers.Trailing 2-1 late in the game, Kublai Barlas tied the game before Osellame sent the home Beaver Valley crowd home disappointed with the overtime winner.Robert Dunsmir kept the visitors in the game stopping 44 of 46 shots as the Hawks peppered the Grand Forks netminder for most of the game.Friday Beaver Valley looked every bit like the defending KIJHL champs as the Hawks shutout the Bruins in Grand Forks.last_img read more

Hockey Canada decides to ban bodychecking in peewee division

first_imgHockey Night in Canada icon Don Cherry is not in favour of Hockey Canada’s recent decision to ban body checking at the peewee level.During his Coaches Corner segment Saturday, Cherry disagreed with Hockey Canada’s decision to ban bodychecking for peewee players saying young players will be ill-prepared and unsafe when physical contact is introduced at higher levels. “You [Hockey Canada] have good intentions, but hey listen, the road to hell is paved with good intentions,” he said on his Hockey Night in Canada segment. “You’re gonna be sorry. You watch and see, you will be sorry.”The decision came during Hockey Canada’s 94th Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown P.E.I.The meeting was attended by more than 250 delegates from across the country.The new body-checking rule change approved at 2013 Hockey Canada Annual General Meeting reads:• A modification to playing rule 6.2b was approved, removing body-checking from Peewee levels and below within leagues governed by Hockey Canada, starting in 2013-14. * In addition to this rule change, a work group has been directed to build a mandatory national checking and instructional resource program to support the progressive implementation of checking skills at the Novice to Peewee levels to better prepare players for body-checking at the Bantam and Midget level.last_img read more

Xbox, Not Windows, Is The Future Of Microsoft – Says Steve Ballmer

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Microsoft 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts markhachman IT + Project Management: A Love Affair The Xbox, the Zune, Windows Phone: in ten years, these products will be the model for Microsoft, as it evolves away from a software company into a hardware-and-services provider. At least, that’s the corporate vision outlined by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this weekend.Ballmer formalized the shift in strategy in an interview published by the Seattle Times over the weekend. Among other topics, Ballmer talked about the blurring lines between tablets and PCs – and dropped hints about the price of the company’s upcoming Surface tablets.An Epic Year For Microsoft?Microsoft is updating all of its major product lines this year, with the new Windows 8, Office, Windows Server and Internet Explorer releases, plus ongoing updates to the software used by its Xbox gaming platform. But while Ballmer called the year “epic,” he appears ready to if not jettison those products, at least subsume them in a new wave of devices around which Microsoft can develop platforms.“I think when you look forward, our core capability will be software, [but] you’ll probably think of us more as a devices-and-services company,” Ballmer told the Times. “Which is a little different. Software powers devices and software powers these cloud services, but it’s a different form of delivery….“Doesn’t mean we have to make every device,” Ballmer added. “I don’t want you to leap to that conclusion. We’ll have partners who make devices with our software in it and our services built in… We’re going to be a leader at that.” Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Surface Pricing Secrets?The latest example of Microsoft’s newfound love of devices is the Surface tablet, which will be designed by Microsoft in both the Surface RT and Surface Pro configurations; the basic model will use the Windows RT operating system and an ARM chip, while the more powerful model will use a traditional x86 Intel chip and the new Windows 8 OS.One of the most important unanswered Surface questions has been what Microsoft plans to charge for the devices; analysts have said they believed that Microsoft would be justified in charging a premium, perhaps up to $1,000 for the higher-end surface configuration.But Ballmer’s interview might have given away a little more of his thinking on the subject. Ballmer was asked whether or not the Surface would compete with the Apple iPad on price or on features. Ballmer didn’t reply directly, but framed his answer by noting that cheaper devices are often expected to be less full-featured.“If you say to somebody, would you use one of the 7-inch tablets, would somebody ever use a Kindle (Kindle Fire, $199) to do their homework?” Ballmer answered. “The answer is no; you never would. It’s just not a good enough product. It doesn’t mean you might not read a book on it…“If you look at the bulk of the PC market, it would run between, say, probably $300 to about $700 or $800,” Ballmer said. “That’s the sweet spot.”So will a Surface RT be priced about $300, with the higher-end models running between $700 to $800? Sure sounds like it.Microsoft Moving “Away” From Software?It’s a real stretch to imagine Microsoft ditching its cash cows: Windows, Office and its enterprise products like Windows Server, SharePoint and related services. After all, those produts make up the bulk of the company’s revenues.But a transition to a cloud-based services model does make sense. Today, Microsoft delivers more than 200 online services to more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in more than 76 markets worldwide, the company recently claimed.Of course, the majority of these are delivered by the original computing “device,” the PC. But as rivals like Google capitalize on their own services and advertising-driven models, Microsoft has to take additional steps in this direction. While the new Microsoft Office Web Apps make a conscious effort to avoid giving away Microsoft Office’s value-added features for free, they clearly pave the way toward a services-driven future.Xbox And Beyond In devices, Microsoft manufactures the Xbox, its own platform for online movies and music sales. And though it has done so quietly, Microsoft also sells its “own” PCs: the “Signature” line of notebooks that it buys from its OEM partners, optimizes by removing adware, and sells directly to consumers.Ballmer took pains to avoid stating that Microsoft would in fact, make every device that uses its software. But his statement offers ammunition to those who think that Microsoft may end up buying Nokia, its premier Windows Phone partner which just happens to have an ex-Microsoft exec, Stephen Elop, as CEO. Microsoft’s “Signature” strategy could eventually morph into a Google Nexus-like approach of building a “flagship” notebook that hardware partners could use as a reference model.Windows 8 Is All About MobileBallmer also offered one more telling tidbit: “[Windows 8] also brings us into this world of much more mobile computing and more mobile form factors,” Ballmer said. “I think it’s going to be hard to tell what’s a tablet and what is a PC. Microsoft’s decision to enter the tablet hardware market has already proved problematic for at least one notebook manufacturer, Acer, which has publicly complained about Microsoft’s decision to manufacture the Surface tablet. But Ballmer’s statement can also be read another way: that making traditional notebooks is a backward looking strategy, and those companies who cling stubbornly to their old business models may be passed by.Ballmer photo by Fredric Paul.Money and question mark images courtesy of Shutterstock. 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