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Arauca community radio station threatened by persons claiming to be paramilitaries

first_img Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the threats that have been made against Sarare Estéreo, a community radio station based in Saravena, in the northeastern department of Arauca, since early May. In the latest incident, on 28 May, the entrance of the station was painted with the letters AUC – the initials of the paramilitary alliance known as the United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia.“An investigation must be carried out as quickly as possible to determine whether these threats are coming from the paramilitaries and, in the meantime, Sarare Estéreo and its staff must be given protection at once,” the press freedom organisation said. “The paramilitaries have not disarmed despite the government’s demobilisation programme. They continue to have connections within the political class, in some cases at a very high level, and they continue to pose a serious danger to the media, especially in the provinces.”“A detailed evaluation of the risks must be carried out and security measures must be taken by the authorities, in coordination with journalists’ organisations and human rights groups,” Reporters Without Borders added, saying it was ready to contribute to such an initiative.The staff of Sarare Estéreo found the letters AUC painted on the entrance to the station on the morning of 28 May. Officially demobilised in June 2006, the AUC is Colombia’s biggest paramilitary group. Sarare Estéreo manager Ella Patricia Ardila told Reporters Without Borders that all of the station’s staff have been getting threatening messages signed “Arauca Self-Defence Groups” since 8 May. The messages warn them “not to meddle in subjects that do not concern you.”Sarare Estéreo’s programme content consists almost entirely of music. Its only news programme is broadcast from 6 to 7 am. In early May, it reported the capture of a drug trafficker known as Pablo Arauca, who allegedly set up paramilitary groups on the department. But Ardila said his arrest was widely covered by all the national media so it would not explain the threats against Sarare Estéreo. Other local sources take the same view, claiming that ordinary criminal gangs are using the “AUC” label to create a climate of fear. June 3, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arauca community radio station threatened by persons claiming to be paramilitaries ColombiaAmericas News May 13, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out more Reports Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Follow the news on Colombia News to go further RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia RSF_en Help by sharing this information RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Begining of Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival to light up the city

first_imgPrint NewsCommunityLifestyleEntertainmentHeritageBegining of Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival to light up the cityBy Staff Reporter – January 30, 2019 1363 Twitter Facebook 2019 – The Light and Firework Show at King Johns Castle, Limerick on Sunday night.Pic. Brian ArthurA spectacular fireworks display will start this year’s Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival with a bang, it has been announced today.The display will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 9pm and will launch a weekend of festivities including the Limerick St Patrick’s Day Parade and the 49th International Band Championship.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A 40 metre Panoramic Wheel will also make a welcome return to Arthur’s Quay Park in Limerick city for the Festival, offering unrivalled views of Limerick city and county.Community and voluntary groups, sporting and other clubs, as well as companies across Limerick, are being invited to enter the 2019 Limerick’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be the highlight of a three-day festival extravaganza this March.Applications are now open from groups wishing to take part in what has become the largest St Patrick’s Day Parade in Ireland outside of Dublin. The theme chosen for this year’s festival is ‘One Giant Leap’, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and huge steps that Limerick has undertaken in transforming itself over the last number of years.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr James Collins said, “The concept reflects the unprecedented, transformative and dynamic revitalisation that Limerick is undergoing, made possible by ambitious plans, self-belief and a collection of small and giant leaps by communities, organisations and individuals.”“In 2019 we are asking the people of Limerick and beyond to celebrate the imagination and ambition, which acts as the catalyst for that One Giant Leap which can make the things of our dreams real and bring us towards a better brighter future. With record job creation and investment, and the social dividend that all of this brings, we are today a city that sees no frontiers and believes nothing is out of our reach. So start thinking big and join us for one day as we take to the streets and celebrate One Giant Leap!”Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Limerick City from midday on 17 March for one of Ireland’s largest regional St. Patrick’s Day Parades.Prizes will be awarded for:·         Best Performance.·         Best Musical Performance·         Best Youth Group·         Best Creative EntryThe parade, which is being co-ordinated by Grooveyard Productions on behalf of Limerick City and County Council, will feature thousands of participants from various community groups, companies, bands and sports clubs from across Limerick and further afield.Sheila Deegan, Culture and Arts Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “Limerick’s St Patrick’s Festival is one of the premier civic and cultural events taking place in Limerick, and it’s so family friendly.  The Parade will be showcasing all the various clubs and community and voluntary groups who will be taking part as well as the colourful and spectacular performances that are the hallmark of the parade in Limerick.”“Companies are also being invited to take ‘One Giant Leap’ and enter highly creative and colourful floats based on this year’s theme.”If you would like to participate in this year’s parade, the first step is to complete the form which can be downloaded fromwww.Limerick.ie/StPatricksFestival.You will be able to follow the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival on social media:Facebook www.facebook.com/LimerickStPatricksFestivalInstagram @limerickstpatricksfestivalTwitter @limerick_ie#LimerickStPatsFestivalFull details of the 2019 Limerick St Patrick’s Festival will be announced in the coming weeks and you can follow all the action onLimerick.ie/StPatricksFestival. Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleCycling prodigy Lucy is set to take on the worldNext articleFem Fest to highlight women’s achievements Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Registration open for St. Joseph County Parks “Outdoor Adventures” camps

first_img Previous articleUSPS taking steps to protect customers, workers during pandemicNext articleUWSM asking for volunteers, donations to help combat coronavirus Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Registration open for St. Joseph County Parks “Outdoor Adventures” camps IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market TAGSCampsCounty ParksOutdoor AdventuresSt. Joseph CountySummer Nature (Photo Supplied/St. Joseph County Parks) You can now register for St. Joseph County Parks’ “Outdoor Adventures” Summer Nature Camps.The camps are held at St. Patrick’s County Park, and are offered for children entering kindergarten through 8th grade.The camp schedule is as follows:June 22-26: Big Kid Nature Camp (ages 10 -11)June 29: Mountain Biking (ages 11-14)July 1: Tree Top Adventure (ages 11-14)July 6-10: Animal Safari (ages 6-7)July 13-17: Mud Monsters (ages 5-6)July 20-July 24: Outdoor Artists (8-9)For more information, or to request registration materials, call (574) 654-3155 or click here.center_img By Brooklyne Beatty – April 10, 2020 0 293 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

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The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world celebrates its sixth edition – Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia

first_imgThe rally is of an international character, and the participants are all foreigners, mostly Swiss and Germans, and Austrians and Scandinavians, most of whom have never been to Croatia, and their participation in the rally is their first contact with our country. The rally is taking place for the sixth year in a row, and over 8 days, 50 teams will drive a 1.500 km long route through beautiful landscapes with many attractions on the route, which is also the official “Green Highway” with charging stations for electric vehicles. The race starts on 12.05 in Novi Vinodolski, then goes through Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Ston, Imotski, Šibenik, NP Krka, Skradin, Smiljan, NP Plitvice Lakes and 19.05. arrives in Zagreb.  Find out more information about this great tourist story and the most beautiful technological-tourist postcard in Croatia at the official web site. The most beautiful and quietest rally in the world “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2019” this year starts from Novi Vinodolski on May 12, and ends on May 19 in Zagreb with a spectacular race in the street Hrvatske bratske zajednice (at NSB). “By combining e-mobility, ecology, technology and tourism, we have created a completely new tourist product now globally recognized as “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia”, which gives Zagreb, where the number of tourists is growing from year to year, a unique opportunity to brand through it. as an “e-mobility friendly” tourist destination in the homeland of Nikola Tesla, whose initiative we launched in 2014.”Concludes Kolovrat. No location during the rally was chosen by chance but with the aim of showing the best that Croatia has to offer, he points out Tina Kolovrat from EVA Blue doo, race organizer Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia and adds that during all these years after the race they initiated the installation of charging stations at each stopping point of the rally, in order to attract as many guests with electric vehicles to our country and provide them with the necessary charging.last_img read more

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Baggies united by fighting spirit

first_img “I think it’s important to be strong defensively and last week the last game was our first clean sheet,” he said. “This is the route we have to follow because going forward we’re very strong.” Albion have been left to curse Zoltan Gera’s ongoing injury misfortune, with the Hungarian midfielder ruled out for the majority of the remainder of the season with a hamstring problem. West Brom head coach Pepe Mel is happy to keep rolling with the punches if dressing room bust-ups help bring results on the pitch. Mel’s side have a winnable match at home to Tottenham on Saturday and the Spaniard insists the squad is united after recent problems. “When we win it’s very different,” he said. “We have a big game this Saturday. “The players know now that the only route is to be united. The problems made us more united. “All of the players have really helped and gone in the same direction. The dressing room has shown itself to be very professional. “I don’t mind if there are fights if in the following match we win. “It it healthy? No, but it’s something that’s normal among players and young players who are ambitious. “The most important thing is what happens on May 12. I’m certain West Brom will still be in the Premier League.” Mel sees his side making progress after a difficult spell following his arrival early this year. Press Association A post-match confrontation between forward Saido Berahino and midfielder James Morrison following the recent 3-3 draw against Cardiff brought more negative headlines for Albion in what has proved a controversial season. But the Black Country strugglers responded impressively with a 1-0 win over Norwich last time out, which boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League. last_img read more

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Dyche hails improving Clarets

first_img It took the Clarets until the fourth month of the season to finally register their first victory but, buoyed by that early November success over Hull, they have taken eight points from the last 12 available and are only in the Barclays Premier League’s bottom three on goal difference. A win at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon would definitely elevate them out of that lowly trio as Hull face West Brom, and Dyche insists the recent mini purple patch which Burnley are enjoying is a reflection of their ability to kick on. “It just goes to show you how tough the league is. You look at ourselves, QPR, Leicester – all come up, all full of beans, all looking forward to the challenge, different amounts of money, player trading, but all still finding it really tough because it is a very, very tough division.” Even if Burnley exit the bottom three come Saturday tea-time, Dyche will not stray far from the one-game-at-a-time mentality which served his troops so well during their promotion last term. “We know what the journey is, it’s important we focus on that, not what a piece of paper says at this stage,” he said of the league table. “It’s when you get down to the end that it really counts and that’s the way I work anyway. It’s how we went about our business last season and it served us well. “It kept the players focused on the next game; no matter who that is, the performance is key and the outcome usually comes with good performances.” The Clarets are likely to be without defensive duo Stephen Ward and Michael Duff once again, with the former set to see a specialist on Friday over an ankle problem which is proving more serious than the club first feared. “Most of my messages have been pretty much the same,” he said. “Early season a lot was made of us not winning but I thought our performances were good. I said ‘you’ve got to go even harder than just giving good performances at this level’ and I think we’ve done that. “We’ve certainly deserved the points we’ve got, we arguably should have nicked all three against (Aston) Villa in terms of the chances we created and Newcastle are a good side so we can’t be too greedy. “The mentality is good, it’s growing from the fact they’re not just winning and getting points on the board, but from playing in the Premier League. That growth is quite apparent at the moment. There’s a lot of games in front of us.” Burnley and QPR are familiar foes having played each in their respective promotion campaigns in the Sky Bet Championship last season and it is those two, along with fellow new boys Leicester, who occupy the three lowest rungs on the Premier League ladder. Dyche believes that epitomises the quality of the division they all entered back in August. He added of QPR: “They’re back in the Premier League, spent a lot of money and got a very experienced group. “People are probably surprised where they are a little bit. I’m not suggesting Harry or his men think they should be right up the top of the league but o n paper they’ve got a strong group. Sean Dyche has credited his Burnley players with finding another level in recent weeks as they look to build on a four-game unbeaten streak at QPR this weekend. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Russell Westbrook dedicates performance to Nipsey Hussle, whose death has shaken NBA

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Hussle’s music was playing in the Lakers’ locker room before the game as a reminder to the players, who said they had a difficult time receiving the news.“We’ve been talking about it the last couple of days, we’ve taken it pretty hard,” veteran point guard Rajon Rondo said. “He’s a legend, he’s a king to where he’s from and around the world. He had a great message, setting a great example for a lot of young people and people where he’s from. So he was a great man.”KUZMA SITS AGAIN, COULD BE SHUT DOWNWith just four games remaining, there’s only one member of the Lakers’ preseason-hyped young core left who hasn’t been shut down.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers OKLAHOMA CITY — As Russell Westbrook landed with a rebound, accomplishing a milestone unseen in the NBA in fifty-one years, he repeated one sentence as he pounded his chest.“That’s for Nipsey!” he shouted as the home crowd stood up to applaud during the timeout. “That’s for Nipsey!”The shooting death of 33-year-old rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday rocked much of the NBA, where intersections with hip-hop are common and often powerfully felt. It meant a lot particularly to Westbrook, who wore a Crenshaw shirt to the game in honor of Hussle – the two men grew up close in South Los Angeles and became friends over the years.“That wasn’t for me, man,” Westbrook said postgame on the broadcast. “That was for my bro, man. That was for Nipsey, man: 20 plus 20 plus 20, they know what that means, man. That’s for my bro. Rest in peace, Nipsey.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIt’s been just as much of a talking point in the Lakers locker room. Many players, including LeBron James and Lance Stephenson, knew Hussle and were close with him. Hussle was a Lakers fan who frequently attended games and sat courtside.News broke of his death during the Lakers’ victory in New Orleans on Sunday, with James posting social media tributes to Hussle, including a tweet: “So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.”While James wasn’t available to the media Tuesday after being shut down for the season, others were willing to speak up. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said he had met Hussle several times in James’ company.“Great person,” he said. “Always had great energy. Just been sad what happened. … Hurt the whole city, pretty much.”Aside from his music catalog, Hussle also left behind a legacy as an L.A. activist, with hopes of improving his hometown and helping kids. Officials from the L.A.P.D. spoke this week about a planned summit with Hussle to help curb gang violence in the neighborhood in which he was killed. A suspect in the murder was arrested on Tuesday.center_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs But if problems persist with his left foot tendinitis, Kyle Kuzma could be next.The second-year forward missed his second straight game with the ailment, which Coach Luke Walton said was not yet “100 percent healthy.” Instead of his typical pregame workout, Kuzma went to the weight room before sitting on the bench in a suit during Tuesday’s game.When asked if the injury might reach a point where the team’s medical staff decides the risk isn’t worth him playing again this season, Walton affirmed: “Possibly, yeah.“That’s why when we get home and kinda take a better look at what’s going on, that decision will be made,” he added. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Rob Smith pleased with Humboldt State football’s progress thus far

first_imgARCATA >> A truncated training camp has hit its midway point.Ten days of camp down, 10 more to go.The evaluation period doesn’t stop after Saturday afternoon’s scrimmage at the Redwood Bowl for head coach Rob Smith. What the scrimmage did offer was the chance to take another step forward to that all-important 2016 season opener, which is starting to get closer and closer on the calendar.“We’ve got to put kids in game-like situations, and scrimmages do that as best as we can hope for,” Smith …last_img

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Qantas to launch the world’s longest air routes

first_imgAustralia’s Qantas will enter the growing field of the ultra-long range operators when it takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 late next year.At the IATA AGM in Dublin the airline’s CEO Alan Joyce told AirlineRatings.com that airline is looking at “London-Perth, Sydney-Chicago and Melbourne-Dallas” as the initial routes for the 787.The airline will shortly enter into discussions with the relevant state governments and airport on support packages for its planned ultra-long-range flights.Both Sydney and Melbourne airports and their respective state governments have proved aggressive competitors in seeking new airlines and new routes to bolster tourism and business. Qantas is also looking to make Perth a hub for non-stop operations to London drawing traffic from Adelaide and possibly Melbourne with a tight turnaround in Perth.The Qantas 787-9 will have three cabins – business, premium economy and economy.It is likely that the business class will be modelled on the airline’s very successful business class suites on its A330s.Mr Gareth Evans chief executive of Qantas International said that the 787 would be “very much a premium aircraft” for the long routes.However economy class would have extra legroom.Qantas’ order is for 8  Boeing 787-9s, with 45 options and purchase rights.The first four will be delivered in FY18 and the balance in the following year.Mr Joyce also told AirlineRatings.com that the airline was looking at the 777X series as well as long range variants of the A350-900.last_img read more

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Capturing the Cape’s splendour

first_imgHorses on Noordhoek. (Photo: African Pixels on I ♥ Cape Town) By Anne Taylor15 October 2013Cape Town Tourism posted this photograph of horseriders on Long Beach in Noordhoek, just below Chapman’s Peak, on their Facebook page recently – and we thought it was worth republishing here. Taken by African Pixels, the photograph received nearly 1 500 likes, was shared more than 60 times and a hundred people felt moved to comment, many sharing their experiences of riding at Noordhoek, about a 30-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre.Long Beach is an 8km-long, pristine beach – perfect for long strolls … or horse rides. Imhoff Equestrian Centre offers two-hour guided rides, while Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding offers a variety of horsey activities.Read more on SouthAfrica.info: Finding South Africa’s secret beaches and Horseback safaris in South Africa Cape Town Tourism: www.capetown.travelAfrican Pixel’s photostream on Flicker: www.flickr.com/photos/african_pixelslast_img read more