To reinforce the fight against impunity for crimes of violence against journalists in Mexico, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), its local partner Propuesta Cívica and the Mexican newsweekly Proceso have asked the federal authorities to reopen the investigation into Proceso reporter Regina Martínez’s murder in 2012, an investigation marred by many irregularities. News The reported documented a string of serious anomalies in the official investigation conducted by the Veracruz authorities, in particular, the fact that the main suspect for the murder was convicted on the basis of a confession obtained under torture. It also presented several witness statements that challenge the official version of the murder. Free Press Unlimited Reports Mexico is ranked 144th in out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Mexico Organisation RSF_en Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Receive email alerts Proceso’s correspondent in the eastern state of Veracruz, Martínez was found beaten and strangled to death in her home on 28 April 2012 after writing a series of stories about drug trafficking and corruption in Veracruz. Although the investigation by the Veracruz prosecutor’s office led to a suspect’s arrest and conviction, it was marred by many irregularities and unexplained aspects. In particular, the link between the murder and Martínez’s reporting was totally neglected. April 16, 2021 Mexico asked to reopen investigation into journalist’s murder in 2012 “The Mexican authorities must establish an emergency plan for the justice system and must combat impunity for crimes of violence against journalists effectively,” said Antoine Bernard, a lawyer who advises RSF on international litigation and advocacy. “The links between Regina Martínez’s reporting and her murder must be analysed as a priority. This complaint filed in Mexico calls on the justice system to finally shed light on her murder and thereby demonstrate a desire on the part of the authorities to prosecute these crimes.” May 13, 2021 Find out more Today’s initiative comes a month after Free Press Unlimited, the Committee to Protect Journalists and RSF published a joint report entitled “The Murder of Regina Martínez Perez: an Opportunity for Justice” on 17 March. At least eight journalists were murdered in connection with their work in Mexico in 2020, confirming Mexico’s position as one of the world’s deadliest countries for the media. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News They submitted a formal request to this effect today to the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE). The news of Martínez’s murder shook the entire country when her body was found in April 2012. MexicoAmericas Activities in the field Freedom of expression NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information RSF sent a supplementary letter to the ICC on 9 February 2021 providing the details of 19 subsequent murders of journalists, bringing to 135 the overall number of murders and disappearances that the ICC has been asked to investigate in these two complaints. This initiative is also a follow-up to the formal request that RSF and Propuesta Cívica submitted to the International Criminal Court two years ago, on 12 March 2019, asking the court to investigate a total of 102 murders of journalists, including Martínez, and 14 disappearances of journalists that took place under President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) and Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018). Nearly all of these murders and disappearances remain unpunished. News to go further May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Activities in the field Freedom of expression April 28, 2021 Find out more
Meanwhile, Gattuso has praised Osimhen for his recent form on front of goal, and has advised him to continue working hard. Osimhen has scored six goals in two pre-season matches for Napoli in the last few days, with the latest hat-trick coming in 4 – 0 win over Teramo on Friday. The 21-year-old is expected to lead the line for Napoli when they begin their adventure in the forthcoming 2020-2021 Italian Serie A season. Gattuso is delighted with how the player has adapted to his new environment, but he insists the 21-year-old must keep improving, in order to be ready for the new season. “Osimhen is a quiet guy who has to work a lot. He has a lot of physicalities but he doesn’t have to be satisfied. The goals he scores right now don’t count for anything, but he fits in very well with the group. He jokes with everyone and makes himself loved,” Gattuso told Kiss Kiss Napoli. Osimhen is expected to make his first Serie A appearance against Parma on September 20 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson The Super Eagles forward has been enjoying himself in Naples, scoring at will in the friendly matches played so far with Napoli after the coach had helped him to settle down properly. read also:Super Eagles midfielder tips Osimhen to shine at NapoliAdvertisement Loading… Nigeria and Napoli star, Victor Osimhen, is overwhelmed by the coaching techniques of Gennaro Gattuso, as he described Italy’s former international as a no-nonsense man. Gattuso had constituted new attacking options for Osimhen in other to blend with the strength of the team.
Notts County 1 Brentford 1Clayton Donaldson’s strike 11 seconds into the second half earned Brentford a point at Meadow Lane, where Uwe Rosler was sent to the stands.The home side went ahead through Jeff Hughes’ penalty after Karleigh Osborne had fouled Alan Judge in the box.AdChoices广告But Notts County’s ex-Bees boss Martin Allen was denied a victory against his former club when Donaldson cut inside and fired in off the crossbar straight after the interval.What had been a tepid affair sparked into life just before the half-hour mark, when Rosler appeared to prevent County’s Alan Sheehan from taking a free-kick after Jonathan Douglas had fouled Karl Hawley.Referee Mark Haywood was unimpressed and the Brentford manager was given his marching orders.Rosler’s afternoon got even worse when Haywood pointed to the spot having initially seemed content to let play continue after Osborne tangled with Judge.Hughes gave Richard Lee no chance with the penalty, but Donaldson barely gave the 6,735 crowd – County’s largest of the season – a chance to take their seats after half-time before he belted in Brentford’s leveller.Keeper Lee, who signed a new contract this week, then underlined his importance to his team by producing a fine double save, blocking Lee Hughes’ effort before reacting quickly to keep out Hawley’s follow-up.Marcus Bean missed Brentford’s best chance of a winner when he headed wide from nine yards out.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Rohit Sharma smashed a maiden Test double century as he and centurion Ajinkya Rahane helped India reach 497 for nine before declaring on day two of the third and final test against South Africa on Sunday.The hosts then reduced South Africa to nine for two in their first-innings reply before bad light stopped play, with India chasing a series whitewash to consolidate their position at top of the World Test Championship.South Africa will have to produce an exceptional batting performance to get back into the contest when skipper Faf du Plessis and Zubayr Hamza return to the crease in Ranchi today.Resuming the day on 224-3, both Rohit and Rahane continued their largely risk-free accumulation.India were tottering at 39 for three on Saturday when the Mumbai duo combined and by the time Rahane fell for 115 in the morning session, their fourth-wicket stand had produced 267 runs to turn their first innings around in Ranchi.Rohit reverse-swept Dane Piedt for a boundary, while Rahane stepped out to hit the spinner over his head for a four as they asserted themselves.Rahane duly brought up his 11th test hundred before becoming debutant George Linde’s maiden test victim, edging the spinner and departing after a fluent knock which included 17 boundaries and a six.Rohit, the only batsman to have scored three ODI double-hundreds, appeared slightly jittery as he approached the 200-mark and nearly dragged a Kagiso Rabada delivery onto his stumps just before lunch.The elegant right-hander, however, shook off his nerves after the break and brought up his 200 just as he had reached his hundred — with a six, off Lungi Ngidi.Rohit celebrated the milestone with his sixth six but fell trying to repeat the shot against Rabada. Rohit’s sparkling 212 also included 28 boundaries.Ravindra Jadeja (51) helped himself to his 13th half-century before tailender Umesh Yadav (31) smacked five sixes, all off Linde’s bowling, in a 10-ball blitz before falling to the tormented left-arm spinner who returned figures of 4-133.South Africa were jolted immediately in their reply when Mohammed Shami dismissed Dean Elgar for a duck with his second ball and, in the next over, Yadav bounced out Quinton de Kock for four.INDIA 1st inningsMayank Agarwal c Dean Elgar b Kagiso Rabada 10Rohit Sharma c Lungi Ngidi b Kagiso Rabada 212Cheteshwar Pujara lbw Kagiso Rabada 0Virat Kohli lbw Anrich Nortje 12Ajinkya Rahane c Heinrich Klaasen b George Linde 115Ravindra Jadeja c Heinrich Klaasen b George Linde 51Wriddhiman Saha b George Linde 24Ravichandran Ashwin st Heinrich Klaasen b Dane Piedt 14Umesh Yadav c Heinrich Klaasen b George Linde 31Shahbaz Nadeem Not Out 1Mohammed Shami Not Out 10Extras 10b 6lb 1nb 0pen 0w 17Total (116.3 overs) 497 declFall of Wickets : 1-12 Agarwal, 2-16 Pujara, 3-39 Kohli, 4-306 Rahane, 5-370 Sharma, 6-417 Saha, 7-450 Jadeja, 8-464 Ashwin, 9-482 YadavBowling: Kagiso Rabada 23 – 7 – 85 – 3 ( 1nb), Lungi Ngidi 20 – 5 – 83 – 0,Anrich Nortje 24.3 – 5 – 79 – 1, George Linde 31 – 2 – 133 – 4,Dane Piedt 18 – 3 – 101 – 1.SOUTH AFRICA 1st inningsDean Elgar c Wriddhiman Saha b Mohammed Shami 0Quinton de Kock c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 4Zubayr Hamza Not Out 0Faf du Plessis Not Out 1Extras 4b 0lb 0nb 0pen 0w 4Total (5.0 overs) 9-2Fall of Wickets : 1-4 Elgar, 2-8 de KockTo Bat : Bavuma, Klaasen, Linde, Piedt, Rabada, Nortje, NgidiBowling: Mohammed Shami 1 – 1 – 0 – 1,Umesh Yadav 1 – 0 – 4 – 1, Shahbaz Nadeem 2 – 2 – 0 – 0.
The Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen will play host to the camp – in preparation for the five Australian teams to take on New Zealand for the first time at a Masters level since the World Cup three years ago. Australia’s Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s and Men’s 50’s will train for the first time as Australian sides this weekend following the selection of the teams at the 2010 X-Blades National Touch League in March. Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, says that it will be a busy weekend in Narrabeen. “All five teams are training. They will start with a little bit of an induction process and all get their uniform allocation and then they break off into their teams, start training and play some trials games. The referees are along too and they will referee the trial games.”Grant says the camp is crucial in the lead up to the series to be held in Townsville from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June 2010. “It’s our one and only organised camp because of the time frames from when the teams were selected up until the event so it’s pretty important as it is the only one we will have before (the series),” he said. With just over four weeks to go until the series, the players are excited about the chance to represent their country against New Zealand. “They are all very keen because it’s the first Masters event internationally that we’ve had since 2007, most of them are really keen and looking forward to playing especially in front of family and friends so it should be a good event,” Grant said. The Masters Trans Tasman Test Series will be held in conjunction with the North Queensland Championships at Queens Park, Townsville on the June long weekend.
Spurs goalscorer Alli: The bottle? It makes the win sweeterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Dele Alli shrugged off being struck by a plastic bottle during their Carabao Cup quarterfinal win over Arsenal.Alli and Son Heung-min struck for the 2-0 win.On being hit by the bottle, Alli smiled: “It is what it is. It made the goal a bit sweeter and the win.”He continued: “We knew how important it was today, a big test. It was a strong performance in the end.”Son is a passionate guy and brings his character out on the pitch. He’s one of the fastest players I’ve seen, I didn’t have a doubt he would finish.”When I went through for my goal I knew I had to time my run and keep my composure.”Son also stated: “It’s a big derby, last time we were here we didn’t have a great result and this is a special night. We go for the semi-final.”I was happy with the goal, thanks to Dele for the pass. I always make the run and it was great timing. We are on the way, we are positive.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Klopp insists no BVB formula for Liverpool seasonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has not implemented a specific plan for Liverpool’s title-run. The German won the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund, temporarily displacing perennial favourites Bayern Munich.Liverpool are currently perched on top of the Premier League table, but Klopp says there is no formula to successfully win the title.”If it happens, we will see how we deal with it,” he said. “There is nothing we can prepare. It sounds like a luxury problem to be honest.”I didn’t write it down when I was at Dortmund, saying ‘we dealt with it like that’ – we didn’t deal with it like that. We will see. It’s life and in life you always find a solution as long as you are healthy.”Our people have learnt a lot in the last couple of years. They trust the team again and all the things around are not important.”You need luck with players injury-wise and in the games, you need all that, the key moments, and we don’t know if that will happen.”We don’t think about it really – that’s the truth. Who thinks in January about being champions? When I was with Dortmund, we were always in the tunnel because we had no time to think about anything else.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsKathleen Wynne is the minister of Aboriginal Affairs for the province of Ontario.APTN National News asked her some questions about what her government is doing for Attawapiskat.Wynne said she’s reached out to her federal counterpart, Aboriginal Affairs John Duncan, who is not returning her calls.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – British Columbia’s Court of Appeal will consider a key question regarding provincial powers in the political battle over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project during a five-day hearing that starts Monday.The B.C. government’s reference case asks the court if the province has jurisdiction to regulate the transport of oil through its territory and restrict bitumen shipments from Alberta.Specifically, it asks if proposed amendments to British Columbia’s Environmental Management Act are valid and if they give the province the authority to control the shipment of heavy oils based on the impact spills could have on the environment, human health or communities. The province is also asking the court whether the amendments are overridden by federal law.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have said only Ottawa, not the provinces, has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines.Alberta and Saskatchewan have both filed documents as interested parties supporting the federal government in the case.When B.C. filed the reference case last year, Alberta announced it would ban B.C. wines and accused Horgan of trying to break the rules of Confederation in newspaper ads.Last summer, the Federal Appeal Court overturned approval of the project to triple oil shipments from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., ruling that the National Energy Board had not properly considered its impact on marine life nor had Ottawa meaningfully consulted with Indigenous groups.Last month, the board found that the pipeline is still in the public interest despite the risk that an increase in tanker traffic could adversely affect southern resident killer whales, hurt related Indigenous culture and increase greenhouse gas emissions. It added 16 new recommendations for federal government action in addition to the 156 conditions in its initial approval in 2016. The federal government purchased the pipeline last year.Trudeau has said the expansion is in the best interests of all Canadians and his government has committed $1.5 billion to an ocean protection plan that includes millions for research on B.C. killer whales.Horgan said last year the aim of the case is to protect the province’s coastline and economy from the harms of an oil spill.“We believe it is our right to take appropriate measures to protect our environment, economy and our coast from the drastic consequence of a diluted bitumen spill,” Horgan said in a statement when the reference case was announced last April. “And we are prepared to confirm that right in the courts.”
Panaji: BJP’s Pramod Sawant is tipped to be the new chief minister of Goa, party sources said here Monday.Parrikar, 63, who died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer, was cremated with state honours here Monday evening. Sawant is now Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, while the two would-be Dy CMs are Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Sudin Dhavalikar. As per the power-sharing arrangement reached with allies, an MLA each from two small parties backing BJP in the coastal state will be made deputy chief ministers, the sources said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’After a stalemate following a series of meetings with the allies, the BJP managed to break the deadlock, offering them their pound of flesh, by accepting the key demand for deputy CM’s posts. . “We have managed to convince the alliance partners and finalised the formula of two deputy chief ministers for the state, a senior BJP functionary said. Union minister Nitin Gadkari Monday evening had said a consensus eluded the BJP and its allies on the next Goa chief minister, adding the BJP had zeroed in on the CM candidate but the allies were yet to get on board. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThere were a series of meetings involving the Goa Forward Party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s three MLAs each, an equal number of Independents, and BJP legislators since late Sunday night to reach a consensus on Parrikar’s successor. Gadkari had flown into the state early Monday to lead the discussion. Parrikar was heading a coalition government comprising the BJP, three MLAs each of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), the MGP and three independents. Congress is currently the single largest party in the state with 14 MLAs. The BJP has 12 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, whose strength now is 36 after Parrikar’s death. The strength of the House has reduced due to the demise of BJP MLA Francis D’Souza earlier this year, and Parrikar on Sunday, and resignations of two Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte last year. All the state Congress MLAs met Governor Mridula Sinha on Monday and staked claim to form a government in the coastal state. The MLAs, led by Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, went to Raj Bhawan and handed over a letter to Sinha, saying it was the single largest party in the Assembly and should be allowed to form the government. “We are saddened by the chief minister’s demise, but before his final rites are performed, a new government has to be formed…The governor acknowledged that the Congress is the single largest party and she said she will get back to us,” Kavlekar told reporters. Parrikar was cremated with state honours here Monday, with thousands bidding the affable politician a tearful farewell. BJP president Amit Shah, some Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states attended the funeral at Miramar. Parrikar’s eldest son Utpal lit the funeral pyre.