Two Petit-Goâve radio journalists arbitrarily detained

first_img Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti June 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Petit-Goâve radio journalists arbitrarily detained Follow the news on Haïti Another journalist murdered in Haiti HaïtiAmericas November 14, 2019 Find out more HaïtiAmericas Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts October 11, 2019 Find out morecenter_img News to go further Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice News News June 11, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Ernst Joseph and Wolf “Duralph” François, hosts of the programme “They said it” on Radio Prévention in the southwestern town of Petit-Goâve, who have been detained ever since their arrest during an appearance at the public prosecutor’s office on 22 June.According to Petit-Goâve public prosecutor Alix Civil, they are charged with defamation, disturbing public order and destruction of public property. Officials have confiscated the transmitter and other equipment from the radio station, which is owned by Joseph.Guyteau Mathieu, the secretary-general of the Les Palmes Regional Media Association, told Reporters Without Borders that Joseph and François went to the prosecutor’s office after getting a summons in response to a complaint by several civil society representatives and local officials, including mayor Justal Ronald, about information and opinions voiced during their programmes.A group of supporters accompanied the journalists to the prosecutor’s office, while the mayor arrived with his own group of supporters.Clashes ensued, stones were thrown at the prosecutor’s office and people were injured. The prosecutor ordered the arrest of Joseph and François while they were in his office. Joseph Guyler C. Delva, the secretary-general of SOS Journalistes, said the prosecutor apparently blamed them for the actions of some of their supporters.A justice of the peace placed a seal over the entrance to Radio Prévention the same day after removing its equipment in a police car. Joseph and François have been transferred to the main police station in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Carrefour.Contrary to the general trend in the Americas, Haitian legislation still provides for jail sentences in cases of defamation. This violates international media freedom standards and the jurisprudence set by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.Aside from the defamation proceedings, the other arbitrary charges against these two journalists constitute an abuse of authority and a form of censorship. As well as their immediate and unconditional release, Reporters Without Borders calls for an impartial investigation and the return of the confiscated equipment.Three other journalists, Eddy Jackson Alexis, Josias Pierre and Jacques Innocent, are currently facing defamation charges which were brought against them by Télévision Nationale d’Haïti director-general Pradel Henriquez after they were fired in April. RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Investigation into expenses claims by Councillors cost almost €500,000

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The Standard in Public Office Commission has spent almost €500,000 in investigating allegations of false expenses claims by two former members of Údarás na Gaeltachta.According to the Irish Times, the investigation relates to allegations of duplication of expenses by Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, who was an elected board member of Údarás na Gaeltachta as well as a member of Donegal County Council.An investigation into similar allegations against Pádraig Doherty, who was also an elected member of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta and Donegal County Council cost a further €21,300.Both men were found to have contravened ethics legislation by submitting claims for travelling and subsistence expenses from two separate bodies for the same dates.The information on the significant costs involved was obtained by Seacht Lá, TG4’s current affairs programme.The bulk of the costs relate to two legal challenges taken by Senator Ó Domhnaill.He took a case in the High Court in an effort to ensure the hearing by Sipo would be bilingual and would be conducted without the assistance of an interpreter.He appealed the High Court ruling against him and claimed the investigation should not take place until the rules of the Court of Appeal were made available in Irish.Sipo said the costs in the case of Senator Ó Domhnaill were for professional legal fees, translation, legal counsel, stenographers, and court fees. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous article33 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University HospitalNext articleMultiple break ins in Derry within the past 24 hours News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest Investigation into expenses claims by Councillors cost almost €500,000 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 24, 2018 Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

first_imgRoach, who expects Thurman to enter the ring at around 160 pounds once he has rehydrated after Friday’s weigh-in, is bracing for an early onslaught.“I feel he’s going to try and come for Manny and try to prove that he’s the bigger, stronger man,” Roach told AFP. “He will come forward. He’s a pretty good puncher but Manny’s footwork should keep him out of trouble.“I would love a collision because Manny will beat him to the punch every time. One guy is fast, one guy is slow. Thurman hits hard but he has no speed at all. I don’t see him being able to get close to Manny because of his speed.”– Time to quit? –Yet Roach acknowledges that for all Pacquiao’s impressive form in training, the acid test will come under the bright lights of the MGM Grand’s Garden Arena on Saturday. Boxing history is littered with veterans who needed one fight too many to realise they are shot.“This is true,” Roach said. “Usually it doesn’t show up in the gym. It only shows up in the fight. And I’m very aware of that. And if it does show in the fight I’ll be the first one to stop the fight if need be.”Roach is nervous that a verbal agreement brokered with Pacquiao several years ago — namely that when the veteran cornerman believes it is time to retire, he will heed the advice and hang up his gloves — may no longer be valid.“There’s too many people around him who will tell him I’m full of shit, and he may listen to them,” Roach told AFP. “At one time I’d have  said our agreement was pretty solid and he’d listen to me. But today I’m not so sure.”The financial incentives may tempt Pacquiao to keep plugging away regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s contest.This weekend’s fight will reportedly add another $20 million to career earnings estimated at $200 million. A lucrative offer to fight Britain’s Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia in November is on the table, though Pacquiao’s camp deny a contract had been signed.Pacquiao, who retired in 2016 only to return seven months later, says he will continue fighting as long as his body allows.“Boxing is my passion,” he told AFP. “It’s really hard to stop and hang up the gloves when you know that you can still fight.”Share on: WhatsApp Manny Pacquiao doesn’t see himself hanging up the gloves soon, knowing that he can still fightLas Vegas, United States | AFP | Twenty-four years after first climbing into a professional boxing ring, Manny Pacquiao will attempt to defy the march of time here Saturday when he battles undefeated American Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight crown.The 40-year-old Filipino icon clashes with Thurman at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in what is arguably his most challenging assignment since losing to Floyd Mayweather in 2015’s money-spinning “Fight of the Century”.Pacquiao, who has managed to successfully juggle a political career in the Philippines while continuing to box at a high level, looked sharp in his last outing in January, a unanimous decision against Adrien Broner.But the eight-division world champion is facing an altogether higher-calibre opponent in the shape of Thurman, renowned as one of the hardest punchers in the welterweight division with 22 knockouts in 30 fights.Thurman, who at 30 years old is a full decade younger than Pacquiao, sees Saturday as an attempt to build his legacy, and has bluntly vowed to send the Filipino into retirement.“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to destroy a legend,” Thurman declared, placing Pacquiao in the boxing pantheon alongside some of the sport’s greatest practitioners.“It’s as if I’m fighting Sugar Ray Robinson or Roberto Duran,” Thurman said. “This is Manny Pacquiao. It’s a tremendous feeling, and it’s going to feel even greater when my hand is raised at the end of the night.”– ‘Nothing personal’ –Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 knockouts) has shrugged off Thurman’s blood-curdling pledges of destruction, insisting he harbours no animosity towards the brash American.“For me nothing is personal,” Pacquiao said. “Our job is to fight. He has to prove something, and I have to prove something. It’s easy to say things. But it’s not so easy to do it in the ring.”Pacquiao’s preparations for the fight have followed a familiar routine.After spending the first part of his training camp in the Philippines, he relocated to Los Angeles to work under the guidance of long-time trainer Freddie Roach at his Wild Card gym in Hollywood.Roach maintains that Pacquiao has shown no sign of decline during gruelling sparring, and is confident that his speed and mobility will cause problems for the naturally bigger Thurman.last_img read more

Late goal by Braves snaps Nelson win streak at three

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Spokane Braves put an abrupt end to the modest three-game winning streak of the Nelson Leafs Sunday in the Lilac City.A goal by Ryan Hadley-Schaal with just over two minutes remaining in the game snapped a 2-2 tie and powered the Braves to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs.Hadley-Schaal combined with Guisseppe Dippolito and Rance Hughes to beat Darren Hogg in the Nelson nets.The Spokane victory avenged a home-ice loss to the Leafs a week ago in the Washington State City and squared the season series between the two Neil Murdoch clubs at 2-2.Nelson falls to 8-9 on the season, trailing Spokane and Beaver Valley by eight points. Castlegar leads the Murdoch Division by two points over Spokane and Beaver Valley.Trailing 2-1 in the third, the Leafs tied the contest when defenceman Riley Henderson scored with assists from newcomer Evan Moir and Adrian Moyls. It was the first point for Moyls in six games.Brycen Fisher gave Spokane a 1-0 lead after one period. Henderson, with his first of two on the night, squared the contest at 1-1 after 40 minutes. Joel Stewart scored the other goal for the Braves.Spokane out shot the Leafs 28-20, including a 12-2 first period onslaught.Nelson appeared poised to run its win streak to four after scoring a 3-2 overtime victory over Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Defenceman Braeden Hikichi scored at 1:24 of overtime sparking the Leafs.After the teams played to a scoreless first period, despite Nelson out shooting the Nitros 18-9, Kimberley took control of the contest with a solid second period.Two goals by Soren Hills, the second coming on the power play, gave the Eddie Mountain squad a 2-0 advantage after 40 minutes.But Nelson regained the momentum in the dying minutes of the contest when Colton Schell, netting his third goal in three games, scored on the power play.Patrick Martens, scoring his sixth goal of the season, completed the comeback with a goal with 41 seconds remaining in the third period.Gavin Currie finished the contest with three points while Schell had two.The Spokane contest was the first of four road games for the Leafs.Next home game for the Leafs is Saturday, November 13 against Grand Forks Border Bruins.LEAF NOTES: Saturday’s game marked the return of winger Cody Abbey to the Nelson lineup. The North Kootenay minor hockey grad has been on the disabled list since September 17 with a shoulder injury. However Abbey was not in the lineup Sunday against Spokane . . .Darren Hogg, playing his first game since October 15, had a weekend split in goal for Nelson. . . .Nelson’s leading scorer Gavin Currie, Patrick Martens and Colton Schell, all had point-streaks end at three after failing to hit the score sheet Sunday. . . .Newcomer Evan Moir, acquired from the Calgary Canucks of the AJHL, recorded one assist in two games for [email protected]last_img read more

Wranglers wrestle Keystone Cup away from Knights

first_imgA goal at 12:39 of the third period by David Jantzie snapped a 1-1 tie and powered the Wranglers to the title.Sherwood Park held a 1-0 lead after one period before Blackfalds tied the contest in the second.Sherwood Park outshot the Wranglers 44-34 but goalie Tanner Schalin stood tall in the nets to lead Blackfalds to the victory.In the bronze medal game Saskatchewan’s Pilot Butte Storm scored four times in the final 40 minutes to knock off the Panthers from Victoria 5-3.Richmond Sockeyes and 2010 KIJHL champion Revelstoke Grizzlies had won the Keystone title the past two years.The Arborg Ice Dawgs of Manitoba and Thunder Bay of Ontario were the other teams at the tournament. There will be no three-peat for B.C. at the Keystone Cup, emblematic of Western Canada Junior B Hockey supremacy.Cyclone Taylor champ, Peninsula Panthers of Victoria, lost out in the bronze medal game to the Pilot Butte Storm. The Panthers finished the round robin in third spot with a 3-2 record.In the final, Blackfalds Ford Wranglers of Lacombe defeated Alberta rival and host Sherwood Park Knights 2-1 in the final to claim the Keystone Cup.last_img read more

New Green Building Products — March 2019

first_imgThis week I’ll take a look at four new products of interest to residential builders: a supply fan from Panasonic, a high-efficiency HRV from Quebec, triple-glazed windows manufactured in New Jersey, and a plastic drainage mat from Tyvek.For decades, Panasonic has been manufacturing residential exhaust fans that are dependable, quiet, and energy-efficient. That’s why so many exhaust-only ventilation systems include a Panasonic exhaust fan.Recently Panasonic came out with a new fan, the WhisperFresh Select, designed to meet the needs of builders who prefer supply-only ventilation to exhaust-only ventilation systems.The WhisperFresh Select is Energy Star certified. The supply fan has an adjustable airflow delivery rate, with nine settings (from a low of 50 cfm to a maximum of 150 cfm). It is equipped with an ECM motor, and will automatically ramp up the fan speed in response to a filter that gets clogged in order to maintain a consistent air flow delivery rate.The fan draws 8.2 watts at 50 cfm, and 27.3 watts at 150 cfm.The WhisperFresh Select fan includes a replaceable filter. For those who want balanced ventilation (albeit without heat recovery), the WhisperFresh Select can be set up to communicate with a WhisperGreen Select exhaust fan to provide coordinated supply and exhaust ventilation.[Photo credit: Panasonic]The WhisperFresh Select fan includes a humidity sensor. The fan can be set up to shut off automatically when the outdoor relative humidity rises to a user-adjustable setting (anywhere from 30% RH to 80% RH).The fan also includes a temperature sensor. The fan can be set up to shut off automatically when the outdoor temperature drops to a user-adjustable setting (anywhere from 4°F to 15°F). The fan also stops operating when the outdoor temperature rises above 95°F.The WhisperFresh Select fan is available online for about $538. Visit the Panasonic web site for… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle keen on Rennes fullback Faitout Maouassa

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle keen on Rennes fullback Faitout Maouassaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are continuing to work the French market.The Daily Mail says Newcastle have asked about taking Faitout Maouassa on loan from Rennes.The 20-year-old left-back is currently on loan at Nimes and is expected to be called up to the France U21 squad for the European Championships this summer.Newcastle have also discussed a move for Marseille forward Clinton N’Jie but face competition from Crystal Palace. The 25-year-old former Tottenham man who is available on loan with option for a permanent deal. last_img read more

10 months agoWolves defender Coady on England coach Southgate’s radar

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves defender Coady on England coach Southgate’s radarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves defender Conor Coady is on England coach Gareth Southgate’s radar.Southgate was at Molineux on Monday night to watch Wolves defeat Liverpool in the FA Cup third-round.He attended the game specifically to monitor central defender Coady, says the Daily Mail.The 25-year-old, who started his career at Anfield, has earned rave reviews for his displays in the heart of Wolves’ defence this season.His performance against his former club on Monday will have done his cause no harm at all. last_img read more