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30-month jail term for editor in libel case brought by lawyer

first_imgNews Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile The 30-month jail sentence that a La Paz court imposed on Rogelio Vicente Peláez Justiniano, the editor of the monthly Larga Vista, on 4 March on charges of defamation and “dissemination of insults” has highlighted the urgency of decriminalizing media offences in some countries of Latin America.Article 27 of Bolivia’s publishing law stipulates that these offences continue to be covered by the criminal code. Peláez could have chosen to be tried under the publishing law or the criminal code, each of which would have involved a different court. He chose the criminal code and now plans to appeal against his conviction.“The sentence is not final and could change,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But it poses a challenge to Bolivia’s legislators. The criminalization of media offences violates the American Convention on Human Rights, which Bolivia signed, and fosters censorship and self-censorship by journalists who cover matters of public interest, as in this case.“A jail sentence in a libel case is both wrong in principle and counter-productive in practice. It does nothing to correct or redress the information that has been reported or the opinions that have been expressed, and it just reflects badly on those who issue the sentence or give it their approval.”The case against Peláez was filed in October 2010 by Waldo Molina Gutiérrez, a lawyer repeatedly been accused by Larga Vista of “illicit enrichment” for demanding fees of more than 450,000 dollars for representing 285 people who had contributed to the formerly state-run State Employee Retirement Fund (FREP). A criminal court ruled in November 2008 that Molina could collect these excessive fees, which he received in July 2009. It was then that Larga Vista began covering the case.Peláez told Reporters Without Borders that the court that convicted him had made no attempt to shed light on the substance of the corruption allegations against Molina. A jail sentence in this kind of case is rare in Bolivia and, according to some local and national media, is unprecedented.Welcome decreeThe double murder of two Aymara-language journalists – Verónica Peñasco Layme and her brother, Victor Hugo Peñasco Layme – in La Paz on 25 February meanwhile continues to reverberate within the media and beyond. At least five street demonstrations have been staged in response to their murders, the motives of which are still unknown.Reporters Without Borders welcomes a government decree ordering the media to provide transport for their employees between home and work during the hours of 10 at night to 7 in the morning. According to the decree, which took effect on 29 February, media that fail to comply will be fined, with the amount of the fine being paid to the journalist concerned. RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Organisation BoliviaAmericas Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom March 15, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 30-month jail term for editor in libel case brought by lawyercenter_img to go further Follow the news on Bolivia June 12, 2020 Find out more BoliviaAmericas Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment February 1, 2018 Find out more November 18, 2016 Find out more News Newslast_img read more


first_imgOisin and Aaron Kemmy from Carndonagh with their 6’10” sunflower – proof that summer is still (kind of) here!It will remain mild again throughout this week; rather cloudy at times – but beautiful when the sun does break through.Daytime temperatures of between 18C and 21C. Well done Oisin and Aaron…keeping summer 2014 going!(We always knew Carn had its own micro-climate).PROOF IT’S AN EXTENDED SUMMER AS CARN BOYS GROW 6FT SUNFLOWER! was last modified: September 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carndomaghgiant flowersunflowerlast_img read more

Brentford v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgKick-off: 7.45pm, Friday 30 October 2015Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)BetVictor.com preview: ‘I expect goals in this one’Match in a nutshell: Brentford and QPR meet in a derby for the first time since 2004.Click here for five key battlesInjuries and suspensionsBRENTFORDRuled out: Sam Saunders (match fitness), Lewis MacLeod (match fitness), Jota (ankle), Josh McEachran (foot), Maxime Colin (knee), Andreas Bjelland (knee), Scott Hogan (knee).QPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Armand Traore (calf).Fitness test: Charlie Austin (hamstring). Possible line-upsBrentford: Button; Yennaris, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Diagouraga, McCormack; Judge, Woods, Swift; Djuricin. Subs from: Bonham, O’Connell, Barbet, Kerschbaumer, Tebar, Gogia, Canos, Udumaga, Vibe, Hofmann.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Konchesky; Henry, Tozser; Phillips, Luongo, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas. Subs from: Smithies, Perch, Angella, Yun, Doughty, Sandro, Fer, Faurlin, Hoilett, Austin, Polter, Grego-Cox. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesBrentford total: W W W L L (9 points)Home: W L L W L (6 points)QPR total: W D L W L (7 points)Away: L L D W W (7 points)Top scorers – all competitionsBrentford: Judge 6; Vibe 4; Djuricin 3; Gray 2, Hofmann 2; Swift 1, Tarkowski 1.QPR: Austin 7; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Chery 4, Phillips 4; Onuoha 2; Fer 1, Hill 1, Hoilett 1, Polter 1.Last five meetings13 February 2004: Brentford 1 QPR 110 November 2003: QPR 1 Brentford 018 April 2003: Brentford 1 QPR 220 December 2002: QPR 1 Brentford 112 April 2002: QPR 0 Brentford 0Brentford 0 wins, QPR 2 wins, 3 drawsSee also:Brentford v QPR: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Joburg to get 1 000 wi-fi hotspots

first_img16 April 2014 The City of Johannesburg plans to install 1 000 wi-fi hotspots throughout the city by 2016, executive mayor Parks Tau said on Monday. The city had spent R1-billion on the broadband network and was now working on access points for the citizens to enjoy the connectivity, Tau said during his state of the city address in Orlando, Soweto. Thirty-five libraries will be connected by June and all 85 libraries in the city will have free internet access by the end of 2014, the mayor said. “The broadband network will significantly increase access through our libraries to the internet, including open online courses.” Tau promised that the roll out would be completed before the end of his five-year mayoral term in 2016.Training “Wi-Fi has gone live from today, right here, as we speak, in the Orlando Communal Hall, and at the following nine Rea Vaya stations: Orlando Stadium and police station, Soccer City, Noordgesig, Joburg Theatre, Park Station, Art Gallery, Carlton Centre and Fashion Square,” he said. The city would train 1 000 students a year in its ICT operations to work in communities to help introduce the latest technology to residents, Tau said. This would ensure that even people who were not tech-savvy would also benefit. A partnership with the University of Witwatersrand was being established to develop the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, which will focus on information technology innovation and small, medium and micro enterprise incubation. Green transport The mayor also said Johannesburg planned to expand its dual-fuel Metrobus fleet and would help to grow the bio crops used to produce the fuel. Around 150 new buses using dual fuel would be purchased in the coming year. An additional 30 would be converted to run on a mixture of compressed natural gas and diesel, Tau said. The buses are “significantly cleaner” than the diesel versions, emitting 90% less carbon into the environment. Tau said the biogas fuel would sourced from a range of natural products, including grass cut by City Parks, bio waste from the Fresh Produce Market, as well as from bio crops especially grown for this purpose. SAinfo reporter and Gauteng Provincial Governmentlast_img read more

Big money bets roll in late on Floyd Mayweather

first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor face off during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. APLAS VEGAS, United States — The big money continued rolling in just before fight time at this city’s sports books, with several million-dollar bets on Floyd Mayweather Jr. to beat Conor McGregor.Bookies had faced taking a big loss because McGregor tickets outnumbered Mayweather tickets by as much as 18-1 at some books. But the big bets started coming in Thursday on Mayweather and at the William Hill chain of sports books 74 percent of the money on straight bets was on Mayweather.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There were a handful of million-dollar bets on Mayweather, with three coming in just hours before the fight. The biggest reported bet on McGregor is $100,000.Bookmakers say they still will post a big loss should McGregor beat Mayweather, especially if he stops him early. If Mayweather wins, though, it will be a big score by the sports books.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMayweather was minus 600 at William Hill, down from 11-1 when the fight was announced.The fight is shaping up to be the biggest bet fight ever, breaking the mark of about $50 million set in Mayweather’s win over Manny Pacquiao in 2015. CBB Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Nadal, Federer warn against change despite injury toll LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

La Salle holds off UE, books UAAP Final 4 ticket

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle is headed to the Final Four after brushing off University of the East, 99-78, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The defending champions Green Archers streaked to their fourth straight win to improve to 9- while the Red Warriors slipped to 3-8, but remained mathematically in contention for a semifinals spot.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Actually our team is a strong unit as long as we follow our system, and we should move as one.”Reigning MVP Ben Mbala led all scorers with 25 points to go along 14 rebounds to lead La Salle while Santi Santillan added a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double.Rivero and Justine Baltazar came off the bench and had 26 points apiece to help La Salle’s cause.Alvin Pasaol, who put up a career-high 49 points in the first round against La Salle, managed 23 points and nine boards to lead UE while Mark Olayon had 18 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle started to command respect as early as midway through the second quarter when it mounted a 22-6 run with Justine Baltazar capping it off with an off-balanced jumper that gave the Green Archers a 40-24 lead.That then ballooned to 27 points with 2:25 left in the third when Baltazar hit a triple that punctuated the Green Archers’ 11-3 run that put La Salle up 74-47.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd even though La Salle’s remaining games became mere formalities, Ricci Rivero said they shouldn’t think ahead and that they should remain focused on the eliminations.“We shouldn’t think ahead, and we should focus on just one game at a time,” said Rivero in Filipino who filled in for the post-game press conference as La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo snubbed it for the sixth time. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Early theme to NBA season: You score, I score, we all score Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

PSL Finals: Delos Santos, Petron unfazed by Game 2 loss

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Of course, delos Santos and the rest of the Blaze Spikers would’ve wanted a sweep and repeat as champions instead of figuring in a pressure-packed knockout duel in Game 3 on Thursday night for the crown.But Petron was quick to put the loss behind and still look at the bright side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We just stay positive and I told them that there’s no reason for us to feel ashamed for losing. It’s part of the game and it’s a great challenge for us,” said delos Santos in Filipino after Petron fell, 25-21, 19-25, 20-25, 17-25. “The series is just tied. We’ll be ready to give our best on Thursday.”“I just told them we need to show our game. We struggled and I think this game is not really for us and it’s just the willingness of F2 to win,” he added. “We just need to accept this loss.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion ‘Caption this’: Paul Pogba deletes cryptic post after Jose Mourinho axed SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Petron lost for the first time this conference after going 13-0 and delos Santos felt the setback was necessary in order for the Blaze Spikers to get the job done.“It was a wakeup call for us. We need to experience this for us to put more effort and work harder.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ There was no hint of disappointment in the face of Petron coach Shaq delos Santos even after Blaze Spikers’ fell to F2 Logistics in Game 2 of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Finals Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Epilepsy- children- discharge

first_imgWhen Your Child Was in the HospitalYour child has epilepsy. People with epilepsy have seizures. A seizure is a sudden brief change in the electrical and chemical activity in your brain. The doctor gave your child a physical and neurological examination and did some tests to find out why.What to Expect at HomeIf the doctor sent your child home with some medicines, it is because more seizures could occur. The medicine can help your child avoid having seizures, but it does not guarantee that seizures will not occur. The doctor may need to change the dose of your childs seizure drugs or add new medicines. This may be because seizures happen even when your child is taking the medicines, or because your child is having side effects.Activity and LifestyleYour child should get plenty of sleep and try to have as regular schedule as possible. Try to avoid too much stress. You should still set rules and limits, along with consequences, for a child with epilepsy.Make sure your home is safe to help prevent injuries when a seizure takes place.Keep bathroom and bedroom doors unlocked. Keep these doors from being blocked.Younger children should not take a bath without someone present. Do NOT leave the room without taking your child with you. Older children should only take showers. See also: Bathroom safety – childrenPut pads on sharp corners of furniture.Place a screen in front of the fireplace.Use nonslip flooring or cushioned floor covers.Do NOT use freestanding heaters.Avoid letting a child with epilepsy sleep on the top bunk.Replace all glass doors and any windows near the ground with either safety glass or plastic.Most children with seizures can lead an active lifestyle. Plan ahead for the possible dangers of a certain activity. Activities should be avoided if a loss of consciousness or control would result in an injury.advertisementSome safe activities include jogging, aerobics, moderate cross-country skiing, dancing, tennis, golf, hiking, and bowling. Games and playing in gym class or on the playground are generally okay.Supervise your child when they swim.Your child should wear a helmet during bike riding, skateboarding, and other similar activities. See also: Preventing head injuries in childrenChildren should have someone to help them climb on a jungle gym or perform gymnastics.Ask your child?s doctor about your child participating in contact sports.It should be easy for a student to carry and take seizure medicines at school. Teachers and others at schools should know about your child?s seizures and seizure medicines.Your child should wear a medical alert or ID bracelet. Tell family members, friends, teachers, school nurses, babysitters, swimming instructors, lifeguards, and coaches about your childs seizure disorder.Seizure MedicinesDo not stop giving your child any seizure medicines without talking with your child?s doctor. Do not stop giving your child seizure drugs just because the seizures have stopped.Tips for taking seizure medicines:Do not skip a dose.Get refills as soon as you can before the medicine runs out.Keep seizure medicines in a safe place, away from young children.Store medicines in a dry place, in the bottle that they came in. Throw away all old bottles.If your child misses a dose:Have them take it as soon as you remember.If it is already time for the next dose, skip the dose that you forgot to give them and go back to the schedule. Do not give a double dose.If your child misses more than one dose, talk with the child?s doctor or nurse.Alcohol and illegal drugs can change the way seizure drugs work. Be aware of this potential problem in teenagers.The doctor or nurse will need to check your child?s blood levels of many seizure drugs on a regular basis.Understand that seizure drugs have side effects. If your child started taking a new drug recently, or the doctor changed your child?s dose, these side effects may go away. Always ask the child?s doctor about any side effects. Also talk to your childs doctor about foods or other medications that can change the blood levels of anti-seizure drugs.How to Respond to a SeizureOnce a seizure starts, there is no way to stop it. Family members and caregivers can only help make sure the child is safe from further injury and call for help, if needed.When a seizure occurs, the main goal is to protect the child from injury and make sure the child can breathe well. Try to prevent a fall. Help the child to the ground in a safe area. Clear the area of furniture or other sharp objects. Turn the child on their side to make sure the childs airway does not get obstructed during the seizure.advertisementCushion the child?s head.Loosen tight clothing, especially around the child?s neck.Turn the child on their side. If vomiting occurs, turning the child on their side helps make sure that they do not inhale vomit into their lungs.Stay with the child until they recover, or professional medical help arrives. Meanwhile, monitor the child?s pulse and rate of breathing (vital signs).Things to avoid:Do NOT restrain (try to hold down) the child.Do NOT place anything between the child?s teeth during a seizure (including your fingers).Do NOT move the child unless they are in danger or near something hazardous.Do NOT try to make the child stop convulsing. They have no control over the seizure and are not aware of what is happening at the time.Do NOT give the child anything by mouth until the convulsions have stopped and the person is fully awake and alert.Do NOT start CPR unless the child has clearly stopped having the seizure and is still not breathing and has no pulseWhen to Call the DoctorCall your child?s doctor if your child has:Seizures that have been happening more oftenSide effects from medicationsUnusual behavior that was not present beforeWeakness, problems with seeing, or balance problems that are newCall 911 if:A seizure lasts more than 2 to 5 minutes..Your child does not wake up or have normal behavior within a reasonable time after a seizure.Another seizure starts before your child returns to awareness after a seizure ends.Your child had a seizure in water or appears to have inhaled vomit or any other substance.The person is injured or has diabetes.There is anything different about this seizure compared to the person?s usual seizures.ReferencesFoldvary-Schaefer N, Wyllie E. Epilepsy. In: Goetz C, ed. Textbook of Clinical Neurology. 3rd edition. Saunders. 2007: Chap 52.Mikati MA. Seizures in childhood. In: Kliegmann RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th edition. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 586.Trescher WH, Lesser RP. The epilepsies. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2008:chap 71.Review Date:9/6/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

a month agoNewcastle defender Fabian Schar: We were ****!

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle defender Fabian Schar: We were ****!by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United defender Fabian Schar slammed their performance for the 0-0 draw with Brighton.The Switzerland international was the hero for the Magpies after a stunning overhead kick denied Aaron Connolly in the second half following his deft chip over Martin Dubravka.Schar told the Evening Chronicle: “We played a **** game – what can I say?”We were lucky to get a point.”But we played a bad game, that’s it.”We move on to the next game but we have to improve on this.” last_img

Photos: RGIII Is At Baylor Pro Day, Got A Workout In Beforehand

first_imgRGIII at Baylor's Pro Day.Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy in 2011 and is one of the most accomplished players in BU history. He’s had some rough sledding in the NFL the past two seasons, but this morning he returned to where he played his best football. Griffin is back at Baylor for the Bears’ Pro Day today, and he got a workout in beforehand with one of his former wide receivers, Lanear Sampson.We wonder if Griffin will throw at all during the Pro Day as an extra arm for receivers running routes. Even if he does, he won’t be the most-watched QB at the event. That title goes to current BU signal caller Bryce Petty, who is trying to raise his draft stock.last_img

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