Violence against journalists during protest against strike by Morales opponents

first_img Help by sharing this information September 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violence against journalists during protest against strike by Morales opponents Receive email alerts News RSF_en BoliviaAmericas News News February 1, 2018 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out more Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exilecenter_img Follow the news on Bolivia Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about physical attacks on journalists with the El Mundo regional daily and the Red Uno TV station on 28 August in the eastern city of Santa Cruz during a demonstration by market traders protesting against a general strike by regional opponents of President Evo Morales’ central government.Journalists from the Spanish news agency EFE and Canal 7 TVB television were also threatened during the protest. “Press freedom is increasingly at risk from Bolivia’s political unrest, especially in the pro-autonomy department of Santa Cruz, where petrol bombs were thrown at a public TV station last year,” the organisation said. “Neither public nor privately-owned media should be a target of demonstrations. We urge central and regional governments to guarantee the basic constitutional right to report the news by reining in their supporters.”Reporters Without Borders added: “This situation is all the more regrettable as Bolivia has until now had been one of the better countries in Latin American as regards respect for press freedom.”When a reporter and photographer from El Mundo arrived at the scene of the protest, stones were thrown at their car by demonstrators and traders, although they identified themselves as journalists. Sticks were also used to smash the windows of the car, injuring the driver. Photographer Hilario Muñoz was beaten about the head and face when he tried to calm the traders down. Six policemen who were at the scene were unable to protect him from his assailants.The traders were reportedly seeking revenge for the damage done to their market stands the day before by members of the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista, an anti-Morales movement that backed the strike. The attack on the El Mundo car was apparently triggered by the fact that it was displaying the flag of Santa Cruz department, which is ruled by Morales opponents. The 24-hour strike was held in six of Bolivia’s nine departments.Canal 7 TVB and Red Uno TV crews were also the target of threats and stone-throwing by the demonstrators, while strike supporters punctured the tires of an EFE photographer’s motor-cycle. Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom November 18, 2016 Find out more News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment BoliviaAmericas Organisation to go furtherlast_img read more

Abdel Karim Al-Shaibani beaten up

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Organisation center_img March 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abdel Karim Al-Shaibani beaten up Abdel Karim Al-Shaibani, a reporter for the satellite TV station Al-Hurra, was beaten up by thugs on a Sanaa street. last_img

For more than just laughs

first_img Finding the humor in politics, barely It also highlights many of the soft skills that can be transferred to the work world, like being an engaged and active listener and being able to process information and react. If something comes up unexpectedly, these improvvers are ready to address it.“[Improv] shows that you can solve problems in real time and come up with solutions,” said IGP member Tucker Flodman ’19. “That’s basically what improv is — going onstage and not knowing what’s going to happen and just feeling confident that you’ve trained yourself to deal with that.”Some of the players specifically mention that improv can build social and interpersonal skills.“I can relate to people a lot better,” said Emma Choi ’22, who this year joined IGP, one of four improv groups on campus. “The characters that we play help us understand a lot more different kinds of people and a lot of ways of thinking, especially when you’re interacting with new kinds of people. It’s easier to get in their heads and think, ‘In this scenario are they comfortable, are they excited, are they happy?’ And seeing that and recognizing that. It’s really helpful to adapt to new scenarios really quickly.”“Improv definitely flexes the social muscles,” said Garland, who can attest to the confidence this form of comedy instills in its practitioners. It’s made him more outgoing and allowed him to interact more easily with others. “It has certainly helped me be more willing to engage with the world and talk to people, look people in the eye when they’re talking to me — the sort of thing that can make a conversation or socializing [easier].”For similar reasons, companies, nonprofits, and universities routinely hire improv troupes for custom workshops to help employees improve these skills. Lawyers-in-training are sometimes coached on how to interview and cross-examine witnesses with actors playing the role on the stand. Doctors-in-training have worked with actor-patients. And schools have hired improv actors to run mock counseling sessions with social-workers-in-training. At Harvard University, the Bok Center Players — who use theatrical methods to educate audiences as part of the applied theater initiative at the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning — have, through improv, addressed challenging topics such as race, gender, and identity.One company, Collective Capital, works with businesses and organizations to run customized improvisation workshops as professional development. Co-founded in 2014 by Mona Thompson, a master’s candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the group’s workshops have helped teams in San Francisco and Boston.“In terms of skills employers are looking for… some of the themes that have come up are around really listening and being curious, trusting your instincts, building on the ideas of others, taking risks, learning from mistakes, and telling stories to convey a message,” Thompson said. “We work with a lot of companies that are growing, adding new employees, and are trying to get their teams to build trust. Improv has been a wonderful tool to facilitate this kind of authentic and playful connection.”Thompson recently brought her improv training to HGSE, running an “Improv for Educators” course in January that helped participants hone skills that are necessary in the classroom but can also be applied beyond it.“The whole [improv] thing functions as a metaphor for other things you encounter in your life,” Thompson said. “It’s really fun to be in this playful and generous space where you can try out ideas and think as you step out of it about what you can carry forward and how you can take it into your life and your [work].” Heard the one about the comedy writer? The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper talks new show – and divided nation – at Kennedy School center_img Related Nell Scovell ’82 schools students in the art of joke writing Your word is creamed corn.With that prompt, the common room inside Dunster House transformed into a barnyard as Elise Chenevey ’22 and Frank Garland ’20, members of Harvard College’s Immediate Gratification Players (IGP), acted out a comedic scene of a city-dwelling niece visiting her uncle’s farm.“I’m glad to have you here, Annie,” Garland said in a Southern drawl as he operated some kind of invisible churn. “I’ve always said the farm sure could use a helper, and having my own niece here with her city skills, well, sure does wile away the time, I’ll tell you that.”“Yeah, well, you know, I didn’t have [anyplace] else to go since my parents’ divorce so… thank you for having me, Uncle Ed? I guess,” Chenevey said, her character clearly uninterested in being there.“Well, sure thing,” Garland responded cheerily. “I think there’s nothing better to take a little girl’s mind off her own woes than a li’l bit of corn mashing at dusk every evening.”The three-line scene ended with chuckles from other IGP members attending the troupe’s rehearsal as the next pair of performers stepped up for their own scene with a new prompt. These two hid from dragons in an imaginary fort. Another pair argued over the best way to capture vampire bats with their bare hands. Each scene was an example of on-the-fly creation, grounded with characters and scenarios that were instantly recognizable, ridiculous in some way, and, perhaps surprisingly, an activity involving skills they could one day use to land a job.,Improvisation (or improv) — a form of live theatre where the plot, characters, and dialogue are made up in the moment — has been used as a springboard for some of the biggest names in comedy. Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Farley, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert all had their start on an improv stage.But the form can go beyond entertainment. The skills performers learn in improv — teamwork, collaboration, listening, communication, and the ability to adapt and problem-solve — can translate to social and professional skills sought after in many workplaces. They are at the core of what makes an improv show soar.In improv, audience members provide words or prompts that the troupe riffs on to create an entire show. To do that, troupe members need to be in sync, building off ideas already introduced and then efficiently adding new twists. Most importantly, like all work teams, performers need to trust and support one another to be successful.“In a show, you’re going to be out there at some point saying something completely ridiculous,” said Garland, “and if no one on your team is going to support you then you’re going to look like a fool. A lot of the skills that help you in improv help you support other people.”To build that trust and rapport, members practice a number of “games” to get mentally loose. One is “Whoosh,” a warm-up in which players verbally pass an invisible “whoosh” around a circle, changing direction every time a person says “whoa.” Rules are added on top of this to keep players on their toes. At IGP’s rehearsal, for example, when someone called out “Star Trek,” everyone responded in unison, “I am a Klingon warrior!” When another player shouted, “Hope, sing us a song!” Hope Green ’20 belted out lyrics from the first tune that popped into her head.“It’s just meant to be a fun way to build up energy and practice saying ‘yes’ to your team no matter what ridiculous thing they ask you to do,” Garland said. “A lot of the skills that help you in improv help you support other people.” — Frank Garlandlast_img read more

Mailbag: did the Erik Karlsson trade set the bar too high for the Sharks?

first_imgCHICAGO — With just five games remaining before the Christmas break, the Sharks appear to be turning the corner.They’ve won five of six games, Erik Karlsson is playing his best hockey as a Shark and the goalies have produced a .932 save percentage since Dec. 2.Meanwhile, the Pacific Division is finally heating up after a dismal showing over the first two months of the season. The Calgary Flames are leading the way, trailing the Winnipeg Jets by just two points for first place in the Western …last_img

It’s Time to Kick It Up a Notch — Apollos pool with the million dollar view (GC13VNK) —Geocache of the Week

first_imgPart of what makes geocaching so great is the variety of ways to play. As you’ve probably seen in past Geocache of the Week posts, some geocaches are incredible and creative containers, some are epic puzzles, and some—like this week’s—are arduous journeys with big rewards.The pool and the view. Careful, there’s a 200 foot drop off that ledge. Photo by geocacher stretch.kerrAs you might gather from the title, Apollos pool with the million dollar view (GC13VNK) is all about the amazing vista at ground zero. However, to make it to the final location and earn your smiley, you’re going to have to negotiate 4.5 difficulty and terrain ratings. The geocache owner, glyn(the only one), said “The place of the cache was suggested by a good friend of mine Alex who lives close by. He suggested that this would the “ultimate” geocache, given the isolation, difficulty and the stunning place to visit…It’s a real mission to get in and out, hence the difficulty rating.” He goes on to say, “I have a creative streak and want visitors to enjoy my creations or discover the places that I have found in the same way I’ve been enjoying others in lots of locations here and overseas.”Despite the difficulty, the payoff is totally worth it. If the photos aren’t enough proof, just read some of the Found It logs. Geocacher -OGP- said, “One solid bush bash of a slog that took us to a spectacular place. It’s that much more fun with a good group. As the bush was drawing evermore blood I had to keep reminding myself this is fun and part of the adventure. The pool dropoff and view are worth every bit.”When you find the geocache, don’t forget to celebrate. Photo by geocacher keeweechrisAnother awesome part of this geocache is the owner’s dedication to keeping it maintained. He says, “Our local cachers are good at helping maintaining caches and this helps me out. I also spend more time in maintenance than in finding caches myself.” And of course, the positive logs and favorite points help keep him motivated, “I guess I “feed” on the comments that I get back, drives me on.”Some finds are worth celebrating. What’s your favorite (family-friendly) way to celebrate completing a geocaching adventure? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.The pool and the view, again. Photo by geocacher Rumo and Rala Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related[Chrismod75] US Army base (GC3J2M4) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Post-Apocalyptic geocaching — Red Sands Fort (GC1DVNY) — Geocache of the WeekJune 11, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”350 miles, all for a smiley. — Munich – Venice (GC1FPN1) — Geocache of the WeekJune 12, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

Odisha seeks ₹5,200 cr. for cyclone relief

first_imgThe Odisha government has sought early release of ₹5,200 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund for carrying out rehabilitation in areas ravaged by Cyclone Fani.A State government team, led by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, on Thursday held a meeting with a National Disaster Management Authority delegation which had toured the cyclone-affected districts. “We are now in the phase of rehabilitation. The ₹1,000 crore released after Prime Minister’s announcement has been exhausted and we request for early release of ₹5,200 crore from the NDRF,” said Mr. Padhi.The State government has requested the NDMA to direct the telecom companies to have a definite standard operating procedure and preparedness for dealing with disaster situations as communication and data transfer is of crucial importance in relief work.“The disbursement of compensation also suffers due to lack of data connectivity,” said the Chief Secretary.last_img read more

Joel Embiid shrugs off sore knee, drops 42 points in 76ers’ blowout of Suns

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ 76ers: Host Dallas on Saturday night.Suns: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.Embiid scores 42 points, 76ers hold off Suns 132-127Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix finished the third quarter on a 13-2 run. Troy Daniels sank a pair of 3s and Ellie Okobo added another after a Philadelphia turnover cut the lead to 104-87 after three.A 19-5 Suns run reduced the lead to 116-110 when Jackson scored on a lob pass from Booker with 3:24 to go. Furkan Korkmaz sank a 3-pointer, Phoenix turned it over and Embiid’s dunk boosted it to 121-110.Booker’s 3-pointer cut the lead to 129-125 with 14.3 seconds, Redick made one of two free throws and Booker scored on a put-back to make it 130-127. Redick put it out of reach with his two final shots from the line.“I think we played with them too much,” Simmons said. “We were playing around with them too much. The energy wasn’t there. Guys were ready to go home.”Slow starts have been a problem for the Suns twice on their current home stand and often during the season.“As a team, we all just have to come out strong, just come out aggressive throwing the first punch,” Ayton said. “There’s a really small margin of error to play against great teams like this so it’s pretty hard to mess up and have silly mistakes against teams, and they’ll make you pay.”TIP INS76ers: Embiid’s career high is 46 set last season. He scored 42 against Charlotte on Nov. 9. … Philadelphia wrapped up a 3-2 trip. … 76ers shot 77 percent in the first quarter (13-of-17), including 4-of-5 3s. … Embiid was 17 of 19 from the line.Suns: Also allowed 44 points in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 24. … Phoenix’s only lead was 2-0. … Most points Suns have allowed in a half is 76, also in that game against the Lakers. … The first 5,000 fans received Ayton bobbleheads. … After winning five of seven, Phoenix has lost the first four of a seven-game homestand.UP NEXT LATEST STORIES Josh Richardson leads Wade-less Heat past Cavaliers “We love to make the game interesting,” Embiid said. “We’ve done it a lot, but give credit to Phoenix. They hit a lot of 3s in the third quarter and they got back in the game. It was a fun game but we have to make sure next time we need to finish and push the lead even further.”The 76ers shot out to a 13-3 lead and consecutive 3-points by Redick made it 21-8. The 76ers led 44-32 after one, matching the most point allowed by the Suns in any quarter this season.Embiid scored 10 points as Philadelphia opened the second quarter with a 13-2 run to lead 58-36 and the margin barely changed the rest of the one-sided half and the 76ers led 72-49 at the break.Embiid made 8 of 14 shots, 14 of 16 free throws and grabbed 14 rebounds in the first half.“Now eight of those types of first halves (for Embiid) this year,” Brown said, “just incredibly dominant.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? PH 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 BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) gets fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The 76ers defeated the Suns 132-127. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX  — The Philadelphia 76ers were ready to go home from their trip west a little too early, and it almost cost them.Joel Embiid, playing despite a sore left knee, matched his season high with 42 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers blew most of a 30-point lead before holding on to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-127 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ben Simmons added 29 points and J.J. Redick 27 for the 76ers, They were without Jimmy Butler and Wilson Chandler, both due to an upper respiratory infection.Devin Booker scored 37 points for the Suns. Deandre Ayton added 18 points and 11 boards, and Josh Jackson scored 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I think we left Dec. 24 and now we’re ready to go home,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “It didn’t really end as authoritative as we’d hoped.”Philadelphia led by 23 at halftime and as many as 30 in the third quarter. The Suns cut it to three points before Redick finally sealed the victory with a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds to play. View commentslast_img read more

Tigresses, Lady Tamaraws carve out straight sets wins, near Final Four

first_imgLATEST STORIES “We are near. We are there already, we are entering the Final Four,” said Rondina in Filipino. She is on her fifth and final playing year for UST. “But of course we need to work harder to reach that goal.”Earlier, Far Eastern University imposed its experience on youthful National University to prevail, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWith the victories at FilOil Flying V Centre, Santo Tomas and Far Eastern are both knocking hard on the door of the Final Four.Now tied at 8-4 just behind Ateneo and La Salle, both of them only need to win one of their two remaining games to make the next round. On brink of elimination, Lady Maroons rue missed chance in crucial loss to Tigresses Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Interestingly though, that one victory would need to come at each other’s expense as they clash Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The UST win also pushed UP closer to the edge with a 6-6 record. UP will need to win both its remaining games (against National University and Adamson) and hope UST and FEU lose all theirs.After their clash, UST will have NU as its last assignment, while FEU will have three-time defending champion La Salle.Alina Bicar came off the bench for rookie starting setter MaFe Galanza, tossing 16 excellent sets and contributing six points.But more importantly, she opened the scoring lanes for the rest of the Tigresses like Dimdim Pacres, Caitlyn Viray and Kecelyn Galdones. Pacres had nine, Galdones eight and Viray six points.ADVERTISEMENT That proved enough to alleviate the chores from usual gunners Rondina and Eya Laure, who just the same turned in 20 and 11 points, respectively.“When Milena was injured we just filled up the void and worked very hard,” said Rondina, referring to UST main gun Milena Alessandrini, who injured her knee in the first round and has been out since.UP got 16 points from Marian Buitre.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas is so close to the Final Four Sisi Rondina could almost taste it.UST’s dynamic bundle of power banged in 20 points against University of the Philippines, leading the roaring Tigresses to a 25-21, 25-12, 26-24 victory on Wednesday night that put them on the threshold of the semifinals after missing it the past two seasons.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH 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 View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgNRL Touch Football’s major partner, Harvey Norman, has a great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter. The Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2 Smart Watch is now available at Harvey Norman. Featuring a combination of smartwatch and fitness tracker features, the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit 2 Smart Watch helps you to feel like you can conquer anything.Harvey Norman is exclusively offering our TFA members a Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2 Smart Watch – Dark Grey at a low price of $238. For more information or to purchase your Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit2 Smart Watch, please click here.Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for greater Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman. Related LinksHarvey Norman Promotionlast_img

10 months agoMan Utd defender Marcos Rojo: I do have white line fever

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo: I do have white line feverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo says he enjoys the physical style of the Premier League.Rojo has become popular among supports for his robust style of defending.He told “That’s the way I play my football. That is me on the field. If you see me off the field, I’m the most laid back guy – laughing, joking all day and having fun but, as soon as I cross that white line and go on to the field, I don’t know what happens! “I’m a different person. Something happens inside me and I change. If the ball is there to be won, I go for it and give it everything I’ve got. Individual battles, individual duels, I am always up for them.” last_img read more