Two Brazilian journalists murdered in two days

first_imgNews Organisation Reports January 19, 2018 – Updated on March 27, 2018 Two Brazilian journalists murdered in two days RSF_en BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionViolenceFreedom of expression BrazilAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionViolenceFreedom of expression Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this week’s targeted killings of two Brazilian journalists in the space of two days and urges investigators to focus on the probability that their murders were linked to their work. One was a website reporter who covered corruption, the other was a controversial radio show host. Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more Ueliton Brizon was riding a motorcycle with his wife on 16 January in the Santo Antônio district of Cacoal, the municipality where he lived in the northwestern state of Rondônia, when he was approached by a gunman on another motorcycle, who calmly shot several times and then drove off.Brizon often wrote about local political corruption and mismanagement for the Jornal de Rondônia, the online newspaper that he owned. He was also politically active and worked with the Humanist Party of Solidarity (PHS). A statement by the Association of Cacoal Journalists (ACJ) said he was regarded as ethical and serious about his work.Jefferson Pureza Lopes, the host of a programme on local radio station Beira Rio FM, was shot by two masked gunmen who burst into his home in Edealina in the west-central state of Goiás on 17 January.The Edealina police said they would consider all possibilities and recognized that his controversial programme, which covered local events and had many listeners in the region, “did not please the local governors.” The radio station was the target of an arson attack in November 2017, the perpetrators of which were never identified.“The authorities in Rondônia and Goiás must quickly identify those responsible for these cowardly and horrible murders and bring them to justice,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau.“Those investigating these murders must focus above all on the likelihood that they were linked to the victims’ work, especially as violence against the media – in particular, critical and independent journalists – keeps on recurring in Brazil to the point of constituting one of the main threats to free speech.”At least 26 Brazilian journalists have been killed in connection with their work since 2010. In the most recent previous incident, Verbo Online news website reporter Gabriel Barbosa da Silva narrowly escaped a murder attempt late last month in Embu das Artes, a municipality in Sao Paulo state.Brazil is ranked 103rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil Help by sharing this information News April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Southland officials strike agreement to clean up air

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! State and regional officials announced Friday an agreement to reduce air pollution from trucks, trains, construction equipment and ports. The state Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District agreed to reduce levels of nitrogen oxides by 76 tons a day, according to a statement from the two agencies. Nitrogen oxides are blamed for contributing to particulate pollution. The agencies said the reduction will be achieved by “stringent mandatory regulations as well as incentive programs.” These will involve heavy-duty truck fleets, locomotives, construction and other off-road equipment, and commercial charbroilers and wood-burning. The cuts will help the area meet a federal 2015 deadline to clean air in the AQMD region, which covers major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and all of Orange County. The area has an overall target of reducing emissions from 1,000 tons a day currently to 454 tons a day in 2014. The cuts will come from a mixture of incentive programs and new rules. “This agreement signals the dawn of a new day in cooperation between state and local air quality agencies,” Mary Nichols, chair of the Air Resources Board, said in the statement. Southern California has some of the country’s worst particulate air pollution. The pollution is made up of microscopic particles that can enter the body and cause respiratory diseases and other problems.last_img read more

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Farmland leasing workshops offered throughout Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio State University Extension will offer four Farmland Leasing Workshops throughout Ohio this upcoming February, 2016. The three-hour workshops will include topics of interest to both landowners and farm operators, such as factors affecting leasing options and rental rates, analyzing rent survey data and legal requirements and provisions for farm leases. The speakers will help attendees consider how to use data in negotiations and to apply legal information to leasing practices. Workshop presenters include Barry Ward, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension and Leader, Production Business Management and Peggy Hall, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension and Director of OSU’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program.Topics included in the workshop are: factors affecting leasing options and rates; evaluating cash rent survey data; farmland leasing options: fixed and flexible cash leases; creating a legally enforceable lease; legal provisions in farmland leases; and analyzing good and bad leasing practices.Dates and Locations of Farmland Leasing Workshops are:February 3, 2016, 1:00 pm—4:00 pmLocation: Kent State University Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Science and Advanced Technology CenterRegistration:http://coshocton.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/news-and-upcoming-eventsQuestions: Contact Chris Zoller at 330-339-2337 or Emily Adams at 740-622-2265. February 10, 2016, 6:00–9:00 pmLocation: OSUE Clermont CountyRegistration:  Contact OSU Extension at 513-732-7070 February 17, 1:00–4:00 pmLocation: OSUE Defiance CountyRegistration: Contact OSU Extension Defiance County at 419-782-4771; [email protected] February 17, 6:00 p.m.—9:00 pmLocation: OSUE Putnam CountyRegistration and questions: Contact Beth Scheckelhoff at 419-592-0806; [email protected]last_img read more

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Joel Embiid’s big night leads 76ers past Nets in possible playoff preview

first_imgWintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving JJ Redick scored 18 points and Ben Simmons had 16 points and eight assists for the 76ers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.The game matched teams that would’ve met in the first round of the playoffs had the postseason started Thursday. The 76ers have a strong hold on the No. 3 seed in the East with seven games remaining, and they moved three games ahead of idle Indiana.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We might see them in the playoffs, so it was good to see where we’re at, especially after two losses,” Embiid said. “I’ve been feeling it. I’ve been getting ready. I’m excited.”Embiid has a bad taste in his mouth from last season’s second-round exit via Boston. In that series, Embiid was forced to wear a mask to protect an eye injury. He’s preparing for a deeper postseason run this time around. “It’s definitely going to be a different story,” he said.Embiid did his damage inside and outside against the Nets. The All-Star center got off to a fast start, scoring 14 of Philadelphia’s first 19 points while making five of seven shots, including all three 3-point tries.Joe Harris scored 22 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 19 for Brooklyn, which is clinging to a playoff spot.The Nets began Thursday sixth in the East, but dropped to seventh with Detroit’s 115-98 win over Orlando on Thursday. Brooklyn is a half-game in front of No. 8 Miami and just one game ahead of the ninth-place Magic and two games clear of No. 10 Charlotte.“We have to be better to beat a team like this,” Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TIP-INSBrooklyn: Allen Crabbe (right knee) missed his sixth straight game. … The Nets dropped to 17-22 on the road. … Brooklyn struggled from the free-throw line, shooting 19 of 29. … Russell, who was averaging 28.3 points on the road trip, scored 13.Philadelphia: Assistant coach Billy Lange accepted the head coaching job at Saint Joseph’s University on Thursday. Lange’s duties coaching the defense will be assumed by Jim O’Brien. … Philadelphia improved to 30-9 at home and 13-7 since adding Tobias Harris.UP NEXTBrooklyn: Open a three-game homestand Saturday against Boston.Philadelphia: At Minnesota Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Brooklyn finished a grueling seven-game road trip 2-5. And it doesn’t get easier for the Nets, who are trying to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2014-15 season.Brooklyn’s remaining six-game schedule includes contests against Boston, Toronto, Indiana, Miami and a pair vs. Milwaukee.“We have to recharge our batteries,” Atkinson said. “It’s been a long trip. We have to somehow get that juice back. We lacked a little juice tonight.”Philadelphia surged to an early lead and never let go.Helped by making eight of their first 10 3-point attempts, the 76ers led by as many as 20 points in the first half before settling for a 68-58 lead at the break. The Nets closed to within six at 71-65 and had a chance to cut it to four with Rodions Kurucs at the line for two free throws 2:42 into the third quarter. But Kurucs missed both foul shots, and Philadelphia ran off 10 straight to take a 15-point lead.“It’s really bitten us,” Atkinson said of the free-throw shooting. “You have to make your free throws.”TECHNICALLY SPEAKINGThe teams received a combined four technical fouls. Three of the fouls came in the first half, all from referee Scott Foster for arguing calls. For Philadelphia, Embiid and Jimmy Butler were whistled for techs, while Brooklyn’s D’Angelo Russell received one. Simmons was called for a tech in the second half for dissent.HEAD GAMEEmbiid, Butler and Mike Scott wore tie-back headbands. It was Embiid’s idea, and the big man said he might stick to the fashion statement after draining three 3-pointers. Bucks stop Clippers, but Antetokounmpo aggravates ankle MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, center, drives to the basket as Brooklyn Nets’ Jared Dudley, right, and Ed Davis, left, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid is raising his game in anticipation of the playoffs.Embiid had 39 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 123-110 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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