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first_img September 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Decriminalization urged after suspended jail terms for two journalists PeruAmericas News to go further December 4, 2019 Find out more Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting News News PeruAmericas Follow the news on Perucenter_img News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites April 1, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today urged Peru to quickly decriminalize press offences after a court in the southern city of Arequipa passed two-year suspended prison sentences on 22 September on Fritz Du Bois (photo), the editor of the daily Perú21, and Gessler Ojeda, one of his reporters, in a libel case. The court also fined them 30,000 soles (10,700 dollars).“This sentence contradicts the promise that President Ollanta Humala gave at a forum organized by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS) on 29 April, during the election campaign, to refrain from bringing any prosecution against journalists in connection with their work,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are also still awaiting promulgation of an amendment to the criminal code eliminating prisons sentences for defamation. Peru must respect the Inter-American system’s judicial decisions, which rule out imprisonment for media offences. Decriminalization must be implemented without delay.”The libel suit against Perú21 was prompted by a story by Ojeda last March about Ana María Solórzano Flores, the leading parliamentary candidate of Humala’s party, Gana Perú, in Arequipa. It claimed that relatives of Solórzano, above all her aunt, Rosario Flores Bedregal, were linked to prostitution. In a column in the same issue, Du Bois accused Solórzano of lacking experience and suggested that her relatives were financing her campaign.It was the aunt, Rosario Flores Bedregal, who brought the libel suit against the two journalists. The suspension of their jail sentences is conditional on their complying with judicial controls that restrict their movements. Press reports quoted their lawyer, Augusto Loli Carrillo, as describing the sentence as “arbitrary,” “illegal” and “biased.” He said they would appeal.Reporters Without Borders takes this opportunity to reiterate its call for the immediate release of Paul Garay Ramírez, a programme producer for Visión 47 TV and a correspondent for Radio La Exitosa, who was sentenced to three years in prison on 19 April for allegedly defaming a prosecutor although no evidence was presented against him. The sentence was subsequently reduced to 18 months. Receive email alerts Organisation February 10, 2017 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

first_img By News Highland – May 1, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp A record ten thousand three hundred people are now homeless in Ireland according to the latest figures for March.However, in Donegal the number of homeless people has dropped with 18 people registering homeless during the month of March, down from 21 during the same period the previous month.Across the North West there was a 10% in those seeking emergency accommodation. Homepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Number of homeless people in Donegal drops Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleGreencastle win league title on night of cup exitNext article420 people waited for beds at LUH in month of April News Highland Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgWe document differences in shell damage and shell thickness in a bivalve mollusc (Laternula elliptica) from seven sites around Antarctica with differing exposures to ice movement. These range from 60% of the sea bed impacted by ice per year (Hangar Cove, Antarctic Peninsula) to those protected by virtually permanent sea ice cover (McMurdo Sound). Patterns of shell damage consistent with blunt force trauma were observed in populations where ice scour frequently occurs; damage repair frequencies and the thickness of shells correlated positively with the frequency of iceberg scour at the different sites with the highest repair rates and thicker shells at Hangar Cove (74.2% of animals damaged) compared to the other less impacted sites (less than 10% at McMurdo Sound). Genetic analysis of population structure using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphisms (AFLPs) revealed no genetic differences between the two sites showing the greatest difference in shell morphology and repair rates. Taken together, our results suggest that L. elliptica exhibits considerable phenotypic plasticity in response to geographic variation in physical disturbance.last_img read more

first_img Brad James Tags: North Sevier Football/South Sevier Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFootballNon-RegionSALINA, Utah-Landan Gale ran for 265 yards on 15 carries and four scores as the North Sevier Wolves overpowered South Sevier 28-7 Friday in non-region football action in the season opener for both squads.Gale’s touchdown runs came on carries of 11, 74, 57 and 7 yards.Gale’s 74-yard score was a bellwether moment in the game as the Wolves were facing a 2nd and 37 situation and changed momentum for a 14-0 lead in the 1st Quarter.Landan Gale eradicates a 3rd and 37 situation for North Sevier with a 74-yard touchdown run for the Wolves. Gale (4 car, 91 yards, 2 TD’s) is on fire for North Sevier. The Peterson PAT is good. 14-0 Wolves with 5:30 left in the 2nd Quarter.— Brad James (@BradfatherSpeak) August 15, 2020The Wolves outrushed the Rams 311-62 and when South Sevier had sustained drives, the Wolves repelled them on two occasions.These included South Sevier signal-caller Noah Ramsey (13-18, 178 yards, INT) being picked off by Kanin Boswell in the first half when the Rams were in the red zone and Drexton Olsen sacking Ramsey in the 4th Quarter, snuffing out South Sevier’s last-gasp hope to score. Olsen had two sacks on the evening to pace the North Sevier defense.Nathan Snyder added five carries for 41 yards for the Wolves in a complementary role.The 1-0 Wolves seek to complete the Sevier County sweep as they visit Richfield August 21 at 7:00 pm.This is also a Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network broadcast. Check midutahradio.com for more information.South Sevier visits Enterprise next Friday, August 21, at 7:00 pm. This is not a broadcast on the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network.KANAB, Utah-Bracken McQuivey had scoring runs of 92 and 20 yards and the Kanab Cowboys pulverized Monticello 70-0 in non-region football action Friday. Travis Stewart added scoring runs of 70 and 3 yards for the Cowboys and also had a 70-yard punt return for a score for Kanab. Derek Houston contributed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Kason Janes for another Cowboys score.The Cowboys also received scoring runs from Michael Warino (10 yards), Karson Blomquist (45 yards) and Parker Franklin (40 yards) in the rout. Wyatt Kennedy also returned an interception five yards for another score to bolster Kanab.NEPHI, Utah-Chase Ingram, Jared Dye, Shan Jackson and Grant Orme each ran for scores as the Juab Wasps routed Parowan 33-14 Friday in non-region football action. Ryker Richards added field goals of 22 and 32 yards for Juab in the win.BLANDING, Utah-Jace Palmer threw three touchdown passes and the San Juan Broncos downed Delta 26-19 in non-region football action Friday. Austin Topham threw touchdown passes to Britton Smith (33 yards) and Trey Butler (15 yards) and Oran Finlinson added a 4-yard scoring run in the loss for the Rabbits.FILLMORE, Utah-Jed DeGraffenried had scoring runs of 1, 45 and 5 yards as the Millard Eagles waxed Emery 25-12 Friday in non-region football action. Braxton Bond threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Dakota Maxfield as well in the win for the Eagles.MILFORD, Utah-Bo Hardy threw touchdown passes of 79 and 6 yards to Bret Beebe and ran for three touchdowns (24, 3 and 23) as the Milford Tigers pounded South Summit 38-20 in non-region football action Friday. Casek Hardy added an 80-yard touchdown run in the win for the Tigers.GRANTSVILLE, Utah-Landon Bowles threw five touchdown passes, leading the North Sanpete Hawks to a 47-31 rout of Grantsville Friday in non-region football action. Magnus Clawson had scoring receptions of 24, 22 and 21 yards for the Hawks.RICHFIELD, Utah-Gavin Brown threw touchdown passes to Max Robinson (5 yards) and Jake Hyatt (21 yards) as the Richfield Wildcats edged Hurricane 24-21 in non-region football action Friday. Kasey Giddings added a 2-yard scoring run for Richfield and Kordell Morgan nailed a 37-yard field goal for the Wildcats in the win over the class 4-A Tigers.BEAVER, Utah-Turner Williams had scoring runs of 6, 20 and 9 yards and returned a punt 68 yards for another score as Beaver pounded Grand 69-0 Friday in non-region football action. EJ Allred returned a fumble 16 yards for a score and retured a punt 35 yards for another touchdown while also adding a 3-yard scoring run for the Beavers. Jayton Jessup added scoring runs of 6 and 24 yards and Ayden Bradshaw stepped up with an 11-yard scoring run for Beaver.ST. GEORGE, Utah-Tyler Brown threw a 76-yard scoring toss to Packer Butler to cap off a crazy 4th Quarter as Crimson Cliffs downed Manti 20-15 in non-region football action Friday. Jax Parry threw a 24-yard scoring pass to Kent Larsen followed up by an Austin Cox 2-point conversion run to give Manti a 15-14 lead before the Mustangs’ heroics seconds later. Parry also threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Alex Cox in defeat for the Templars. Brown also threw scoring passes of 65 and 2 yards to Chase Hansen for the Mustangs in the win.VolleyballNon-RegionST. GEORGE, Utah-The Dixie Flyers swept North Sanpete 3-0 Friday in non-region girls volleyball action. The Flyers prevailed 25-23, 25-23, 25-23 over the Hawks to obtain the straight sets victory.OREM, Utah-The Timpanogos Timberwolves gashed Richfield 3-0 in non-region girls volleyball action Friday. The Timberwolves earned the straight sets win over the Wildcats, 25-11, 26-24 and 25-21.MANTI, Utah-The Manti Templars overpowered Class 6-A Kearns 3-0 Friday in non-region girls volleyball action. The Templars prevailed 25-13, 25-12 and 25-16 over the Cougars.ST. GEORGE, Utah-The Crimson Cliffs Mustangs pounded Piute 3-0 in non-region girls volleyball action Friday. The Mustangs pounded the Thunderbirds 25-9, 25-17 and 25-10.Girls SoccerNon-RegionNEPHI, Utah-Addison Newman found the net twice and the Canyon View Falcons doubled up Juab 4-2 in non-region girls soccer action. Josephine Kay and Marissa Hall each scored for the Wasps. August 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 8/14last_img read more

first_imgLast August about 100 residents of an island off Maine gathered at their pristine little port to watch the arrival of three giants.From shore, the islanders could see their enormous white arms, resembling a surfaced submarine or the bony remnants of a prehistoric beast, lying on the deck of an approaching barge.The onlookers on Vinalhaven were welcoming the massive blades of three wind turbines, part of a community-based power project guided by Harvard Business School Professor George Baker as part of an effort to slash the islanders’ high electricity costs.“The islands pay about three times the national average for electricity, and the wind blows all the time,” said Baker, Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration, who is on leave from Harvard Business School to help complete the project. “The question was, ‘Can’t we generate electricity with wind?’”The answer has been a resounding “yes.”For the past three years, Baker has split his time between his home in Newton, Mass., and a house on Frenchboro, a small island east of Vinalhaven, to work on the effort. He jokes that his wife would like to know exactly where he lives. He makes the four-hour trip to Maine weekly.The HBS professor, an authority on organizational economics, enjoys a personal challenge. Fifteen years ago he designed and built his home on Frenchboro, a remote fishing outpost with a year-round population of 43. He embraced the wind-power effort after volunteering with a local electric cooperative.“Partly because I was an HBS professor and partly because I was … wanting to be a helpful member of the community, I served as a volunteer member of the board of trustees of the Swan’s Island Electric Cooperative,” said Baker of his work with a consumer-owned electric cooperative serving nearby Swan’s Island as well as Frenchboro.Building on that experience, he has used his time away from Harvard to explore the economic and financial feasibility of wind-power generation on Maine’s islands, ultimately heading the effort to create the largest community wind-power facility on the East Coast, known as the Fox Islands Wind Project.The complicated process included permitting, detailed environmental impact and engineering studies, and a complex financing structure for the turbines that involved federal tax credits and the creation of a limited-liability company. There were also community meetings, where Baker was frank with the facts.“I told the residents, ‘Here’s what it would look like. Here’s how it would work. It’s absolutely not without risk, but there is real benefit,’” he said.The islanders ultimately backed the plan, 284 to 5.What makes the current project free from much of the “not in my back yard” squabbling that can plague wind projects is its immediate and direct benefit to the community, said Baker.“It’s a community-owned project where the community gets all the benefit,” he said. “There is no developer that owns the turbines and takes all of the power. The power is used locally by the community.”Now residents can harvest their own electricity with the help of Mother Nature, instead of relying on the noisy diesel generator downtown or purchasing power from a nuclear plant down the coast or the oil-fired plant on another island, in the process paying exorbitant costs to access electricity through underwater cables.Enlisting the support of the giant General Electric Co., Baker, who is vice president of Community Wind at the Island Institute, a nonprofit based in Rockland, Maine, was able to secure three turbines, each about 400 feet tall. The turbines were installed last summer and started turning in December. They are expected to generate 11,605 megawatt hours of electricity each year and cover all of the island’s annual energy needs.Currently at work on several other wind projects along Maine’s coast, Baker called the Vinalhaven experience “incredibly satisfying and fulfilling.” He said he hopes someday to be able to harvest the vast opportunity presented by “the much bigger and richer wind resources” available farther offshore.“For the last 100 years, we have ignored wind as an energy source because we invented diesel engines,” he said. “We should be using that resource. We should be using it as effectively as we possibly can.”last_img read more

first_imgMore than half of federal transportation spending in fiscal year (FY) 2008 was directed to programs that contain subsidies, according to Subsidyscope, an initiative of Pew’s Economic Policy Group. The analysis comes from a new comprehensive online database on all spending on subsidy programs in the transportation sector. While Vermont received the lowest total amount, it ranked seventh in per capita funding, which was the highest in the Northeast.The project collected and aggregated data from USAspending.gov and other sources and built a searchable database of federal transportation spending; users can query by grant recipient, state, government program and many other parameters. The database includes information from 2000-2008.”Federal transportation subsidies cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars each year and are surprisingly hard to uncover,” said Subsidyscope project director Marcus Peacock. “At a time when lawmakers are concerned about the growing budget deficit, this information will help leaders make informed choices and set spending priorities.”In addition to creating the public database, Subsidyscope has produced several analyses of the sector. Some of the findings include:More than $45 billion of federal transportation spending in FY2008 was directed to programs that contain subsidies, an increase of around 20 percent since FY2000. The types of subsidies can be broken down into four categories: direct expenditures; tax expenditures; risk transfers; and contracts. Comparing direct expenditures by transportation mode, in FY2008, $30 billion was spent on highways, nearly $9 billion on mass transit, nearly $3 billion on aviation, $1 billion on rail, $387 million on maritime and $126 million was spent on other programs such as pipelines and recreational trails. Spending on tax expenditures and risk transfers totaled less than $4 billion.From fiscal years 2000 through 2008, California received the most transportation funding of any state – more than $38 billion. Vermont received the least, $1.5 billion (7th in per capita at $2,444). However, California received the least transportation aid per resident — $1,038. Alaska received the most money per capita, $8,183, almost eight times higher than California and nearly twice the next highest state (Wyoming $4,552). Higher subsidies per capita were generally found among the least populated states.The biggest transportation tax break is to employees for parking costs. In fiscal year 1998 the government lost an estimated $1.5 billion in revenue through this benefit. By fiscal year 2008, the number almost doubled to nearly $3 billion. By fiscal year 2014, it’s expected to reach almost $4 billion.Over the next several months, Subsidyscope will release spending and subsidy information on additional transportation-related programs, many of which have received little public scrutiny.Please visit www.subsidyscope.org(link is external) for access to all available databases as well as further information on federal subsidies.Subsidyscope is an initiative of Pew’s Economic Policy Group. The project aggregates information on federal subsidies from multiple sources and offers a comprehensive, searchable, open-source database of direct expenditures, which serves as a gateway for press, policymakers, advocates and the public. The project is guided by a broad and bipartisan advisory board of budget, fiscal and transparency experts and is assisted by its technology partner, the Sunlight Foundation.The Pew Charitable Trusts (www.pewtrusts.org(link is external)) is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.Source: Pew Charitable Trust. WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2009 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —last_img read more

first_imgTopics : The mayor subsequently ordered the markets to close for two weeks.”The process [closure] is still ongoing,” he said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Survey finds Bandung residents more afraid of job loss than COVID-19City officials are currently informing merchants of each market about the plan. Oded announced on Monday that new clusters of COVID-19 transmission had emerged across Bandung with the discovery of 10 new infections in the past few days. They are the “market cluster, medical personnel cluster and online motorcycle taxi cluster”.However, the mayor claimed that all of the infected individuals had been isolated to prevent the further spread of the disease. According to the city administration’s official website for COVID-19 information, covid19.bandung.go.id, Bandung has recorded 344 positive COVID-19 cases as of Monday, with 40 fatalities. (vny)center_img The Bandung administration in West Java will temporarily close three traditional markets in the city after several sellers were found to have contracted COVID-19.The three markets are Leuwipanjang, Sadang Serang and Haur Pancuh, said Bandung Mayor Oded M. Danial.At least four sellers in these markets tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests provided by the city administration.last_img read more

first_imgATHENS (AP). NBA stars Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks battled it out in Athens in a game of streetball Sunday, watched by a crowd of 5,000.Played in an open court in Greece’s largest public high school, the “Antetokounbros Streetball Event” ended 123-123. No overtime was played.Porzingis scored 21 points but was overshadowed by team member Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Giannis’ older brother, who scored 69. The two had played for a few games together last season, when Thanasis was signed by the Knicks on a 10-day contract. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the other team with 64 points. The other players were a mixture of veteran pros and amateurs.On Saturday, Porzingis and the Antetonkoumpo brothers were given a private tour of the Acropolis Museum.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more