Letter to Colombian president urging respect for work of journalists

first_img News Related documents lettre_colombie_22082013_esp-3.pdfPDF – 100.3 KBcarta_a_relatora_especial_para_la_libertad_de_expresio_n-3.pdfPDF – 309.89 KBcarta_a_oficina_en_colombia_del_alto_comisionado_de_las_naciones_unidas_para_los_derechos_humanos-3.pdfPDF – 303.99 KB News ColombiaAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders has registered more than 20 attacks on journalists by both police and demonstrators during a national strike by farm workers, miners and public sector employees that began on 19 August.As a result, Reporters Without Borders wrote to President Juan Manuel Santos today voicing concern about the ability of media personnel to work safely and calling on the authorities take whatever measures are necessary to protect reporters during demonstrations. RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia President Juan Manuel SantosCasa de Nariño Presidential PalaceBogotá, ColombiaDear President Santos,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization for defence of freedom of information, is writing to you again to express its concern about the increase in physical attacks on journalists with various media. Journalists continue to be in constant of danger of vilification from all sides for covering a particular event or for covering it in a way contrary to the interests of their assailants.At least 20 cases of attacks on journalists, especially journalists with alternative news media, were registered in a total of eight departments during the first 48 hours of the general strike called by a coalition of various civil society sectors.Thorough and impartial investigations should be conducted on each of these cases. Reporters Without Borders therefore urges the Colombian government, especially Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and the new National Police Director, Rodolfo Palomino, to issue the necessary orders so that the men under their command respect the work of the media and so that the right of all Colombians to know what is happening in their country is guaranteed. We also call on the police to protect journalists, so that the right to demonstrate is not tarnished by behaviour hostile to freedom of expression.As guarantor of the Colombian Constitution and of the international treaties ratified by your country, it is your responsibility to ensure them.Freedom of information is a right enshrined in article 20 of the Colombian constitution. Under article 73 of the constitution, journalistic activity must be protected in order to guarantee its freedom and independence. At the same time, the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American System of Human Rights stresses that everyone, without discrimination, has the right to freedom of expression, and that the right to journalistic work must be respected regardless of political views or views of any other nature. It also says that obstructing the free flow of information violates the right to free speech.This information will also be sent to various international human rights bodies so that they take it into account when evaluating the respect and the guarantees that the Colombian state provides for the work of the media, both commercial and alternative.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter.Sincerely, May 13, 2021 Find out more News August 22, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to Colombian president urging respect for work of journalists RSF_en Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports Christophe DeloireSecretary-GeneralReporters Without Borders Follow the news on Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Nora Hubbell of Bar Harbor wins Milbridge Days 5K

first_imgMILBRIDGE — Some 60 runners competed in the Milbridge Days 5K on Saturday.Proceeds from the 5K benefited the programs of the Women’s Health Resource Library.Nora Hubbell, 19, of Bar Harbor was the first female finisher in 21:10. Robin Clarke, 46, of Ellsworth followed closely behind in second (21:16); and Heather Knapp, 36, of Milbridge finished third (22:51).Justin Tracy, 21, of Orono was the first male finisher in 15:51. Pete Williams, 38, of Lubec placed second (18:17); and Evan Merchant, 15, of Beals took third (19:49).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe following won their age divisions:Female age 1-8: Jazmin Carver, 12, of Jonesport (24:46).Female age 19-29: Ashley Santerre, 24, of Columbia Falls (24:56).Male age 19-29: Reginald Mitchell, 28, of Whitneyville (23:25).Female age 30-39: Amanda Gross, 30, of Milbridge (26:51).Male age 30-39: Chris Wentworth, 37, of Franklin (21:51).Female age 40-49: Tricia Brown, 43, of Cherryfield (23:03).Male age 40-49: Ben Tanner, 40, of Aurora (22:28).Female age 50-59: Tamera Murphy, 57, of Trenton (28:50).Male age 50-59: Donald Hogue, 58, of Milbridge (28:14).Female age 60-69: Robin Emery, 69, of Lamoine (32:06).Male age 60-69: Tony Santiago, 62, of Columbia Falls (23:30).Female age 70-99: Mary Leonard, 75, of Milbridge (37:53).Male age 70-99: Lloyd Harmon, 75, of Ellsworth (27:04).last_img read more

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Sub-surface nutrient placement options

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John Fulton and Trey ColleySub-surface placement of nutrients is a best management practice (BMP) in an effort to reduce off-site transport of P and N. There is variety of placement techniques and equipment which becomes important information as farmers decide a solution or suite of solutions to adopt. Frequently, it is unclear which types of implements are best suited to meet the nutrient management goals for a farm operation. Equipment capable of sub-surface placement can vary in horsepower requirements, placement options, and the level of surface disturbance. The “right” implement will vary from farm-to-farm based on the differing management strategies.An Ohio State University Fact Sheet (Opportunities for Sub-surface Nutrient Placement in Ohio) has been developed to help review and understand specification of different implements for sub-surface placement of fertilizers. This publication can be accessed at https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/fabe-56401. To help identify which implement(s) is best suited for your farm, the Ohio State Precision Ag Team compiled a list of sub-surface placement benefits and categorized available equipment options. The benefits of sub-surface placement of fertilizers can include:makes fertilizers readily available for crop uptake,potentially reduces pre-plant field passes to a single operation, conserving fuel and reducing compaction,strip-till, sub-surface placement equipment allows for optimal seedbed preparation, improving planter performance, andcan reduce off-site transport of fertilizer in overland runoff.It is important to understand these implements do not accomplish the same thing during field operations, but there remains a number of implements available on the market to place fertilizer below the soil surface. Implement options can vary greatly in both function and suitability-of-use. For a decision aiding tool, categorized currently available sub-surface placement implement options into one of the four categories:“Deep rip and placement implements apply a fertilizer band (generally 3- to 8 inches) of liquid, dry, or anhydrous, prior to the growing season and usually involve some type of tillage or seedbed modification. Generally able to operate 3 to 6 miles per hour in a minimal till to strip-till environment, producing more soil disturbance than “zone mixing” or “injection” implements.“Zone mixing” type implements mix fertilizer and soil in a tilled zone generally around 8 inches wide and 6 inches deep. They typically use a multiple coulter setup to induce a thorough mixing action on the soil while blending liquid, or dry fertilizer or manure. Generally these implements are able to operate in the 7 to 12 miles per hour range in a strip-till or similar environment, while producing more soil disturbance than “injection” type implements.“Injection” Type implements apply a shallow, narrow band of fertilizer (generally 3 inches to 5 inches), of liquid, dry, or anhydrous fertilizer. Typically, these implements utilize a single coulter or similar opener to inject the fertilizer product into a thin opening of the soil. These implements normally operate in the 7 to 12 miles per hour range in a no-till or minimal till environment, while producing the least amount of soil disturbance compared to other implements.Broadcast then incorporate applications are typically conducted by a dual spinner-disc spreader, followed by incorporation through disc, field cultivator, or similar tillage tool. Incorporation can be done any time after the broadcast application, but preferably within 3 to 5 days.Sub-surface placement tools offer many advantages through optimizing nutrient placement and seedbed preparation, but often are more time-consuming than traditional (over-the-top) fertilizer spreading. Try to incorporate as many of the benefits as possible into your operation by selecting a tool that maximizes the value for that pass over the field.Find additional information related to fertilizer application at the Ohio State University Digital Ag website under Precision Crop Management: https://digitalag.osu.edu/precision-ag/research-focuses/precision-crop-management. Dr. John Fulton, Associate Professor, can be reached at [email protected] This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

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17 dead as intense rain pounds Pune district

first_imgChief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Since Wednesday night, Pune has experienced a cloudburst-like situation, in which some people were washed away, while some unfortunately died owing to the collapse of a compound wall. Disaster management teams and NDRF [National Disaster Response Force] teams were rushed to the spot. Moreover, 15,000 people at Baramati in Pune district have been moved to safe zones after it was learnt that the city was facing the threat of a deluge.” He, along with Pune Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil, was closely monitoring the situation, which was now under control, Mr. Fadnavis added.Water entered the homes of a number of residential societies and chawls and shanties alike in the city’s low-lying areas like Sinhagad Road, Sahakarnagar, Parvati and Katraj after Wednesday midnight, while hundreds of four-wheelers and two-wheelers were either washed away or severely damaged. Intense rescue operations, including those of women and children, were conducted by the Fire Department teams and NDRF jawans throughout late Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday. In one incident, a 10-month-old, who was stranded along with his family in the city’s Parvati area, was rescued by Fire brigade officials. At least 17 persons, including four women and a teenage boy, lost their lives in rain-related incidents across Pune district, while four others are believed to be missing after an intense spell of heavy showers on the intervening night between Tuesday and Wednesday.According to the authorities, 12 persons were killed in different incidents within Pune city, while five deaths were reported in the outlying areas of the district.The downpour disrupted electricity and water supply in several parts of the city.Despite the city recording an average 53.1 mm of rain (in the past 24 hours) till 8.30 a.m. on Thursday, intense spells of rain over a four-hour period in some parts of the city and the district threw life out of gear besides causing severe damage to property.Hundreds of animals, chiefly livestock, were killed as swiftly moving waters from overflowing lakes and canals wreaked havoc on the city’s residential areas, businesses, shanties, bridges and public spaces across a wide swath from Katraj to Dandekar Bridge.Of the deaths recorded in the city, five were killed when incessant rains caused the collapse of a compound wall of a residential society in Aranyeshwar area around Wednesday midnight, while one person lost his life after his car was swept away from a bridge during heavy downpour.Five deaths were reported from the Khed Shivapur village in Haveli Taluk, 25 km from the city.Officials said carcasses of more than 60 livestock were found scattered at different points of the city, some even on top of wrecked vehicles. “While the intensity of rain was tremendous for some hours in some areas in the city like Sahakarnagar, Bibewadi, Katraj, it must be noted that the total rainfall recorded over areas in the city and the district during the night was not really that much. The unfortunate wall collapse incident in Aranyeshwar was because of the water that was flowing from the upstream areas in tremendous force. The people who died were not residents of the society but unfortunate passersby,” said Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram.Thousands of persons in Baramati had been moved to safer zones following heavy rainfall in the Saswad area, which prompted authorities to discharge more than 80,000 cusecs of water from the Nazare dam. The discharge was eased to 35,000 cusecs during the course of the day following a break in the rainS.Two teams of the NDRF have been deployed in Pune and three more in Baramati, while high-alert has been issued to residents living in the low-lying areas.Given the grim situation, Mr. Ram had declared all schools and colleges in Pune city as well as the outlying areas of the district, including Purandar, Baramati, Bhor and Haveli to be shut.Opposition hits out at ruling BJPSenior Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar, who is the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Assembly, lashed out at the ruling BJP, saying the government had scant regard for human life and was only obsessed with the upcoming elections and staying in power. Resident look at a damaged road at Padmavati area after the Wednesday night flash floods, in Pune, Maharashtra on September 26, 2019.  | Photo Credit: Mandar Tannu Vehicles wade through flooded Katraj road after the Wednesday night flash flood, in Pune, Maharashtra on September 26, 2019.  | Photo Credit: Mandar Tannu  “At the time of the Sangli-Kolhapur deluge, all BJP leaders led by Chief Minister Fadnavis were busy wallowing in their ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’. Now, when people have lost their lives in Pune owing to heavy rains, the Chief Minister and Pune’s Guardian Minister [Mr. Chandrakant Patil] are nowhere to be seen…instead of giving succour to the rain-afflicted by visiting the spot, they callously say that they are taking stock of the situation via vide-conferencing,” he said.“Why isn’t he [Mr. Patil] present when Pune is reeling under a calamity of this magnitude? Why is he in Delhi to discuss seat-sharing and ticket distribution when he ought to have been directing relief operations here?”NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, too, targeted the ruling party’s ‘’apathy’’ towards the rain-afflicted.center_img Vehicles are piled up at Tangewala Colony after floodwater from Ambilodha Nala entered the Sahakar Nagar locality on Wednesday midnight, in Pune, Maharashtra on September 26, 2019.  | Photo Credit: Jignesh Mistry  Flooded parking lotsIn some societies, the water levels rose as high as eight-nine feet as water flooded the parking lots. Hundreds of two-wheelers and four-wheelers were mauled by collapsing trees and were seen strewn about in a mangled state in residential societies in Bibwewadi, Sahakarnagar and Parvati. As the water levels receded, anxious citizens were seen searching for their vehicles, several of which were washed away.Massive traffic snarls were reported along the Swargate – Katraj route on Thursday morning. Waterlogging caused the jamming of the Katraj highway on Thursday morning.Rainwater caused the Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) depot in Katraj to remain completely shut, causing much inconvenience to the regular travellers. A view of a flooded complex in KK Market area in Pune on September 26, 2019.  | Photo Credit: Mandar Tannu While the rains completely stopped in the morning, Pune Municipal Commissioner Saurabh Rao informed that rescue operations were on in around 30 locations across the city owing to waterlogging.“There are several areas in the city where floodwaters have damaged roads, destroyed pumping stations and disrupted electricity supply. Right now, we are concentrating on rescue and relief operations and restarting electricity supply,” he said.IMD warningThe India Meteorological Department (IMD) warning of an intense spell of rain had come in only at 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening, he added.Dr. Anupam Kashyapi, Head, Weather & Air Pollution Monitoring Unit, IMD, however, said, “The warnings of midnight showers had been put up on our website since Monday. Despite the intense spells of rain for a few hours, the overall rainfall over the city is moderate. The showers are the result of a local instability generated by a rise in the daytime temperature.”According to IMD officials, more rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorms, was expected in Pune along with Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra between Thursday night and the early hours of Friday and that the intensity was expected to reduce only by the end of the week.They further said the phenomenon was the result of rising daytime temperatures and high moisture levels during the day that were giving way to convective activities in the night. This, in turn, led to heavy and relentless showers for some hours in the night accompanied by lightning.last_img read more

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Bolick leads San Beda past rival Letran

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Robert really wanted to win and he came in and changed the tempo of the game,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.AC Soberano chimed in 10 markers on a 2-of-5 shooting from threes, alongside four boards, while Arnaud Noah had nine points in the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter the Knights trimmed the deficit to just two, 49-47, San Beda went on a 10-0 blast to finish the third period and grab the 59-47 edge.Bolick and Jomari Presbitero put on the finishing touches as the Red Lions downed their fierce rivals. View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READcenter_img Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda brandished its embarrassment of riches anew and whipped Letran, 75-63 to remain unbeaten in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Robert Bolick took matters into his own hands, unleashing 17 points, four rebounds, and three assists to help the Red Lions clinch a seat in the quarterfinals with a 6-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Quarters: 12-17, 36-31, 59-47, 75-63. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Filoil: NU stays in q’finals hunt Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jerrick Balanza carried Letran (1-6) with 17 points and two rebounds, while Bong Quinto added 11 markers and four boards in the loss.Knights coach Jeff Napa missed the services of Rey Nambatac for the third straight game, as the senior guard continued his recovery from a hyperextended left knee.The Scores:SAN BEDA 75 – Bolick 17, Soberano 10, Noah 9, Presbitero 8, Potts 7, Toba 7, Bahio 6, Abuda 5, Tongco 4, Mocon 2, Adamos 0, Carino 0, Doliguez 0, Bonsubre 0.LETRAN 63 – Balanza 17, Quinto 11, Ambohot 10, Calvo 6, Vacaro 6, Balagasay 4, Gedaria 4, Bernabe 3, Pascual 2, Taladua 0, Pamulaklakin 0, Caralipio 0, Mandreza 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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