Fourth journalist murdered in Mexico since start of 2016

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the wave of violence against media personnel in Mexico, where another journalist was murdered last weekend, the fourth since the start of the year.After two murders in Oaxaca state in January and one in Veracruz state in early February, Tabasco state was the site of the latest killing. The victim was Moisés Dagdug Lutzow, a radio journalist who had received many threats. He was stabbed to death in his home in Villahermosa, the state capital, on 20 FebruaryA PRD party federal deputy from 2006 to 2009, Dagdug owned a radio station, XEVX-AM La Grande de Tabasco, and hosted a programme called “De Frente a Tabasco” – broadcast on 89.7 FM and on the CanalTVX.com website – in which he often discussed crime and openly criticized corruption and related issues in Tabasco.“How many murders will be needed before the Mexican authorities finally tackle this problem?” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. “The frequency with which journalists are killed in Mexico is dramatic. The federal government must demonstrate its determination to contain this spiral of violence, provide media personnel with protection, and end the reign of impunity throughout almost the entire country.” 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas News Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en News February 24, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Fourth journalist murdered in Mexico since start of 2016 News According to initial reports, Dagdug had just got back home when he was attacked by several intruders, who stabbed him as he resisted and then left in his car.Several journalists in Villahermosa told RSF they were very shocked by Dagdug’s murder. RSF’s supports their call for a “serious and responsible” investigation by the Tabasco judicial authorities, who are currently working on the theory that his murderers were ordinary burglars.This seems very unlikely especially as Dagdug’s car was found abandoned a few kilometres away with just brandy and the murder weapon inside.The other three journalist murdered in the space of the past few weeks are Anabel Flores Salazar in Veracruz on 9 February, Reinel Martínez Cerqueda in Oaxaca on 22 January, and Marcos Hernández Bautista in Oaxaca on 21 January.Mexico is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information Reports April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas last_img read more

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Controlled demolition takes down 1 crane looming over New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel

first_imgWGNO(NEW ORLEANS) — Crews have conducted a controlled demolition at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans to bring down two cranes standing at the site.Video of the demolition showed a brief explosion followed by one of the cranes toppling to the ground. The other crane appeared to remain standing after the smoke cleared.NEW: Video of the controlled demolition of two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans shows an explosion followed by one of the cranes falling to the ground. The other crane appeared to remain standing after the smoke cleared. https://t.co/j8qWmUwaJy pic.twitter.com/00IgdWjwEV— ABC News (@ABC) October 20, 2019The demolition was originally planned for Friday but was delayed until Sunday. Three workers were killed and dozens more people were injured after the cranes collapsed on Oct. 12. The cranes were a source of major concern as they continued to sway after the accident.City officials ordered an evacuation of the area surrounding the partially collapsed hotel, located on the edge of the historic French Quarter, on Sunday morning. Demolition crews attached small explosives known as energetic materials to the cranes in an effort to bring them down in the same place as where they were standing several stories above the ground.The remains of two the deceased are still inside the unstable building, and first responders hope to retrieve them once the demolition was complete.Ten of the injured victims have filed a lawsuit against five companies involved in the construction. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Hernandez wins it for United

first_img It was hard on Stoke who had stunned the home fans by taking the lead with less than four minutes on the clock and made a mockery of their own paltry goalscoring record this season by attacking with freedom and flair. But for the brilliance of United goalkeeper David De Gea the visitors could have gone further ahead in a first period in which the home side were plainly nervous and guilty of a series of uncharacteristic defensive mistakes. When United clawed their way back into the match through Van Persie’s equaliser later in the first period, Stoke responded in spectacular fashion by going straight up the other end and restoring their lead through Arnautovic’s exquisite free-kick. Despite their under-par start to the season, United had every reason to feel confident against a Stoke side who had scored just four goals in eight games and came to Old Trafford without a win at the stadium since 1976. But home hopes that United would quickly settle proved short-lived as the visitors stunned the home fans – including former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson – into silence by taking the lead. Stoke left-back Erik Pieters took advantage of too much space afforded him on his favoured flank, beating Chris Smalling to cross for Crouch, who bundled the ball past De Gea at the second attempt. Mark Hughes’ side continued to counter-attack with purpose, and went close to adding a barely believable second goal after 13 minutes when Crouch beat Jonny Evans to reach Jonathan Walters’ cross from the Stoke right, but spooned over the bar from close range. Inevitably Van Persie was at the forefront of United’s attempted fightback, twice finding dangerous balls into the box blocked by the impressive and busy Robert Huth, while Rooney, anonymous for the first 20 minutes, drilled a speculative shot wide from long range. Substitute Javier Hernandez came to David Moyes’ rescue with a late header to seal a dramatic comeback 3-2 win for Manchester United against Stoke at Old Trafford. The visitors went close again when Crouch nodded a fine ball forward from Steven Nzonzi into the path of the unmarked Walters, whose shot from eight yards was brilliantly saved by De Gea. Nani was not far away at the other end but a second wasted opportunity from the Portuguese winger sent the first boos of frustration ringing round Old Trafford. Taking full advantage of United’s fragile back-line, Stoke continued to ooze confidence and De Gea had to be on hand again to save a low shot from Arnautovic just past the half-hour mark. United’s next chance fell to Rooney, who twisted a powerful effort from outside the box which was tipped over by Asmir Begovic, matching the heroics of his opposite number. Last season’s champions finally drew level two minutes before the break when Rooney’s header from a Patrice Evra cross was kept out by Begovic but the Bosnian goalkeeper could only flap the ball into the path of Van Persie, who buried it from 10 yards. As if to underline their fearlessness, Hughes’ men responded by going straight up the other end and restoring their lead within a minute, Arnautovic sending a delicious 30-yard free-kick into the top corner after being fouled by Smalling. After the first-half excitement, the game calmed down at the start of the second, with the Potters’ understandably sitting deeper and largely coping with what United could throw at them, including a Van Persie free-kick that hit the wall from a dangerous position. Walters mis-hit a good opportunity for Stoke after a cross from the left by substitute Marc Wilson, and as home frustration grew Hernandez was booked for a bad challenge on an angry Huth. It fell to Rooney to ease that frustration 12 minutes from time when he applied the deftest of flicks to a Van Persie corner to draw United level – and Hernandez sealed United’s quick-fire comeback by heading the winner two minutes later. So United took the points with a late comeback. That used to be a familiar story around these parts. Moyes had looked set for a nightmare afternoon to eclipse earlier setbacks against West Brom and Southampton when first Peter Crouch and then Marko Arnautovic fired the visitors in front. But the pressure on the manager’s shoulders eased slightly when Wayne Rooney sparked United’s late revival with a clipped header from a Robin van Persie corner in the 78th minute – and two minutes later Mexican Hernandez headed the winner from a Patrice Evra cross from the left. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News Hima Das wins sixth gold, wins 300m race in Czech Republic event

first_imgHima Das did not finish in Asian Athletics Championship due to a back issue.Hima Das has won six gold medals in European events.Mohammad Anas is the national record holder.  New Delhi: Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won a gold each in women’s and men’s 300m races respectively at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic. This was Hima’s sixth gold in European races since July 2 though the field in most of them has been mediocre. Her last win was on July 20 when she clinched a gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic. “Finished on the top in 300 m in the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 today in Czech Republic,” Hima tweeted after winning the race on Saturday.  Anas, on the other hand, won the men’s 300m race in 32.41 seconds. “Glad to have won the Gold in men’s 300m at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 in Czech Republic in a timing of 32.41 secs,” he tweeted. National record holder Anas has already qualified for 400m event for the World Championships to be held in Doha in September-October while Hima is yet to achieve it. Das extended her sensational run by claiming her fifth gold as she returned to her pet 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09s, in Nove Mesto on Saturday. The timing is slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games and she also narrowly missed out on the World Championships qualifying mark of 51.80.However, it was better than the timing of 52.88 seconds, which she managed earlier in the season. It was Hima’s fifth gold medal since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe. In her first competitive 200m race of the year, she clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2.After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 7 with a time of 23.97 seconds. On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 while her fourth gold came at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the same country on Wednesday.It was first competition in 400m for the 19-year-old from Assam, fondly called the ‘Dhing Express’, since she struggled to finish the Asian Athletics Championship in April this year because of a back issue. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Essequibo spinners maul Upper Corentyne to chalk up second win

first_imgBy Clifton RossA RUTHLESS spin attack coupled with some power-hitting saw defending champions Essequibo run roughshod over Upper Corentyne yesterday in the 2019 SBF/CGI Jaguars one-day League, hammering them by 115 runs to continue their undefeated streak.All-rounder Ricardo Adams made amends for his failure in the opener as he cracked three big sixes and five fours in his top innings of 54.The mighty Quintin Sampson also continued his feats of power-hitting as he blasted a quick-fire 45 down the order to help Essequibo reach 235-9 in 50 overs.Upper Corentyne did well to take 9 wickets, almost bowling out the defending champions as spinner Gauran Ramesh bagged 3 wickets while seamer Sylus Tyndall and Demitir Cameron snapped up two scalps apiece.The chase proved to be too much in the end for the Berbice franchise, who plummeted for 120 all out in the 47th over. It was a ruthless pack hunt for the Essequibo bowlers, led mainly by the spinners in Ricardo who returned to be a wizard with his 3 wickets.Akinie was lethal, following up his 2 wickets from game one with another amazing spell of spin, returning 3-21 from 10 while his brother and captain Anthony ended with good figures of 1-21.Johnathan Rampersaud (33) and skipper Shawn Perreira (30) were the lone, significant contributors who found it difficult to cope with the star-studded bowling attack.Not to be undone by the spinners, pacer Ronsford Beaton (2-19) followed up his 5-for with another brutal spell as he continued to find his rhythm, snaring the wicket of opener Alex Algoo, the top-scorer in the last match, for duck.The spin-fest began soon after as the entire top order crumbled to 60 for 6 at one point. So much was the hostility that both Perreira and Rampersaud only managed to hit three fours between them and once they fell to the Adams’ magic, Upper Corentyne crumbled.When the captain knocked over Cameron with a beauty, Ricardo wrapped up an MVP performance with the final nail on the coffin to seal an emphatic victory for their side.Earlier, Essequibo openers Kevon Boodie (17) and Parmesh Parsotam (13) added 34 after the former hit three fours while Parsotam continued to find form with two boundaries.Sylus Tyndall (2-33) and spinner Eon Hooper (1-25) did well to remove the openers but in-form batsman Kemol Savory (34) and Adams then systematically chipped away at the bowling during their half-century stand.Adams was his usual aggressive self. When he brought up his fifty, the team were still decently placed at 150 for three with roughly 15 overs in the bank. Ramesh’s spin proved to be the equaliser as he removed the half-centurion and Mark Williams (4) in quick succession.Just when Upper Corentyne seemed to pull things back, three fours and two big sixes (one of which hit a car parked on the street from the bat of Sampson), turned things around.Sampson’s cameo was the ideal spark needed at the back end of the innings. A solid 18 from the skipper earlier on before he departed and 16 not out from Jones were enough to take the champs to a winning total.last_img read more

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