A journalist gunned down southeast of Manila

first_img May 3, 2021 Find out more November 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist gunned down southeast of Manila RSF_en Organisation PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders voiced mounting concern about violence against journalists and the news media in the Philippines today after a second journalist was gunned down in the space of three days. The latest victim was Roberto Ramos of Katapat, a newspaper based in Laguna, southeast of Manila, who was shot dead yesterday for as yet unclear reasons.“Although no links have yet been established between these two murders and what the victims were working on, the government’s efforts to enable reporters to practice their trade without fear seem inadequate and we urge the authorities to step up protection for the media,” the press freedom organisation said.Ramos was at the side of the road near his newspaper in Cabuyao (about 100 km southeast of Manila) yesterday when two men on motorcycle stopped next to him and one of them shot him twice in the head with a .38 pistol, killing him instantly.Radio reporter Ricardo “Ding” Uy, a member of the radical left-wing party Bayan Muna and head a local reporters’ association, was gunned down in similar circumstances in Sorsogon City on 18 November.Jose Torres, the president of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said: “The growing practice of violence towards the media and journalists is unacceptable acceptable (…) Philippine journalists are in danger, despite the government’s statements of support for press freedom.”Before these latest murders, Reporters Without Borders had registered five journalists killed in connection with their work since the start of the year in the Philippines, which is now the deadliest country in the world for journalists after Iraq. News Reporters Without Borders voices mounting concern about violence against journalists in the Philippines after Roberto Ramos, a reporter with Katapat, a local newspaper based in Laguna, southeast of Manila, was gunned down yesterday for as yet unclear reasons. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News June 1, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Follow the news on Philippines to go further February 16, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s 2016 Bills Clear Assembly Floor

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Assemblymember Chris Holden’s 2016 Bills Clear Assembly Floor Published on Friday, June 3, 2016 | 10:58 am Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills to create low cost transit passes for low income students, AB 2222; help Californians quite smoking , AB 1696; streamline dual enrollment, AB 2364; support families providing foster care, AB 2552; and protect children with autism, AB 1715, all passed the Assembly Floor this week. The legislation now heads to the Senate policy committees.AB 2222 will create low cost transportation passes for California’s low income students. The cost of getting to and from school is adding more pressure to the already skyrocketing cost of receiving a quality education. AB 2222 will provide safe, reliable and low cost means for California students to get to class, reduce our state’s greenhouse gas emissions, and develop lifelong ridership habits among California’s high school and college students.AB 1696 will require tobacco cessation medications, counseling, and assessments to be covered for Medi-Cal patients. Smoking continues to be the leading preventable cause of the death in the United States. California spends $3.5 billion each year treating tobacco-related diseases through Medi-Cal. AB 1696 will help Californians quit smoking and avoid a lifetime of health problems, while saving millions in health care costs each year.AB 2552 will provide a clothing allowance for foster children placed in families that are receiving support through the Approved Relative Caregiver Funding Option Program (ARC). While most foster youth qualify for the federal Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care funds, relatives caring for children under ARC still do not receive funding equal to what they would receive with a non-relative placement. AB 2552 will allow a family receiving support through ARC to also receive a $240 per year clothing allowance.AB 2364 will improve the 2015 dual enrollment reforms established by AB 288 (Holden). Under current law certain nonresident high school students, who would otherwise qualify for in-state tuition rates upon high school graduation, are charged the nonresident tuition fee. This policy discourages student participation in dual enrollment opportunities. AB 2364 will remove these barriers from dual enrollment programs, and provides incentives for the community colleges to work with school districts to create dual enrollment partnerships.AB 1715 will protect children with autism and other individuals receiving behavior analytic services by requiring only qualified professionals to provide this vulnerable population with the quality care they need. At present no state entity has the authority to regulate behavior analysis directly. AB 1715 will create a regulatory structure to license behavior analysis professionals under the existing Board of Psychology, in order to enforce the Behavior Analyst Act. Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Theft suspect falls

first_imgCandelario was detained in the Caluyapolice station’s custodial facility. Judge Antonio Bantolo of the RegionalTrial Court Branch 13 in Cualsi, Antique issued the warrant for the theftcharges Candelario faces. Anito Candelario of Barangay Semirara,Caluya was nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant around 12:15 p.m. onOct. 7, a police report showed. ILOILO City – Police arrested a manfacing theft charges in Barangay Imba, Caluya, Antique. The court recommended a P16,000 bailbond for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img read more

GBA 100 Mile Walk realises $500,000

first_imgTHE Hundred Mile walk organised by the Guyana Boxing Association(GBA) realised $500,000 yesterday as the event continued from Rosignol .President of GBA,Steve Ninvalle,and vice- president Maurice Rajkumar battled the midday sun to roll into Region Four by evening.Pledges for assistance came in from several businessmen on the way as the two executives were continuously on their cell phones throughout the second day of the walk.The GBA organised the walk to raise two million dollars needed to send a team of referees ,boxers and coaches to the Caribbean Development Tournament scheduled for Barbados this week.The walk will conclude outside the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall today.last_img read more

Clock Ticking on Joshua-Wilder Unification Bout

first_imgNegotiations for Anthony Joshua’s huge unification fight with Deontay Wilder are progressing, but must be “accelerated”, says Matchroom chairman Barry Hearn.Talks are ongoing for Joshua to face Wilder next, with all of the world heavyweight belts at stake, although the British star has also been ordered by the WBA to make a mandatory title defence against Alexander Povetkin.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn held a meeting with Povetkin’s backer this week and his father Barry admits discussions for the Wilder fight need to proceed at a quicker pace as they seek to solve other issues, including a possible venue for the bumper bout.“Joshua really is up for being the unified champion of the world, but inevitably the devil is in the detail,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “There are questions that we are in the process of answering. We’ve asked some and to be fair to the other side, they’ve come back with answers.“We are still talking and we’re about to answer some more detailed questions, and who knows? I never in boxing believe any deal is done until the contract is actually signed.“We are making progress, Joshua is – as always – an integral part of the decision making process, because he’s the one that does the fighting, but it’s a fight he likes and it’s a fight we like.“We’re still a long way to go in terms of detail, but that long way has to be accelerated to get an answer in the next few days or a week’s time, simply because we are going to be put under pressure by the WBA: ‘Are you fighting Povetkin for the mandatory?’“We’re being put under pressure because we have a couple of stadium venues saying: ‘Do you really want us? Here’s a contract to sign’.”An initial offer of $50m by Wilder was not accepted by Joshua as his team have sought more details about the deal, and Hearn insists he is capable of delivering a big purse himself for the American champion.“We need to have a certain amount of control,” said Hearn. “We need assurances on certain things, and we need contracts in place, and we need the money up front, guaranteed.“I’ve heard a lot of people talk about money in boxing. When we talk about money, we back it up.“If Wilder wants to come to the UK, I’ll deposit his entire purse in advance to any bank he wants, and it takes me about five minutes. I expect the same honesty on the other side, and maybe, hopefully, that is available.“But there are lots of small details, which at the last minute, each one of them could be a deal breaker. We’re not going to tell you we’re close, I’m saying we’re on the way, but the clock is ticking and we have to move.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dodgers fans denied celebration in NLDS Game 5

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I really wanted them to win,” Mason said.He came to the game with his uncle, Chris Shane, who dates his Dodgers fan days to 1983 when he moved to Los Angeles from Michigan. He said Mason’s parents couldn’t come because of parent-teacher conferences.“I’m the favorite uncle,” he said.They sat near the right field line, and Shane said he felt the Dodgers looked listless during the game, which had been a low-scoring, back-and-forth affair. He said he wondered if the team was tired from the flight back from New York.Down the left field side, 45-year-old Gerald Yee was hoping for some magic, 1988 style. Mason Berlinger had his hands on his head and stood pigeon-toed on top his seat watching the Los Angeles Dodgers get down to their final strike.Howie Kendrick, the Dodger’s second-baseman, was batting. Mason, an 8-year-old from Thousand Oaks, was fretting. Any hit would do.But it didn’t come. The crowd collectively held its breath. Strike Three. Mason watched happy New York Mets players storm the infield after winning Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series and delivering a second straight year of disappointment to L.A. fans.Photos | Box score | Inside the Dodgers Blogcenter_img Thursday was the 27th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s famous game-winning home run against the Oakland A’s. That Game 1 blast has been etched into Dodger lore and has a “Where Were You?” aspect to it.Yee said he was listening to that game on the radio with his parents and his sister when the hobbled Gibson pinch-hit and delivered the home run.• Related: Rare steal against the shift proves costly for LA DodgersBut for this game, he was just hoping for something. Anything.While the game was tied 2-2, he implored Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager to get a hit and drive in outfielder Joc Pederson.“Let’s go, Dodgers,” Yee yelled through cupped hands, urging everyone around him to join in. “Let’s go, Seager.”When Seager struck out, Yee bowed his head, frustrated.“We need to score some runs,” he said.The game felt tense for Allen Griffen, too. But for different reasons.The 50-year-old had been sitting quietly in his seat, his bearded face resting in his hands as he leaned forward. He wore a beat-up Dodgers hat that looked like it might’ve been from the Tommy Lasorda era.But it was a ruse.Griffen was a Mets fan. He said he wore the Dodgers hat because he lost a bet with a friend. The bet, he said, was that his friend couldn’t get tickets for Game 5. His friend said if he scored him the tickets, he had to wear a Dodgers hat.Griffen, who has been a Mets fan since 1970 and is a New York native, said it was a small price to pay to see his team move on to the National League Championship Series beginning Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.When the Mets took the lead for good on Daniel Murphy’s solo home run, he watched the crowd get quiet while a smattering of Mets fans cheered.“I’m internalizing a lot,” he said.• Bonsignore: Different year, same old Dodgers playoff failuresDodgers fans, who saw the season end also heard the last rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by organist Nancy Bea. Even Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stopped by and Bea tweeted a photo of her with the mayor.Bea announced she was retiring from the organ after playing it for 28 years. She smiled as her fingers moved effortlessly over the organ and the crowd cheered as the last notes were played.When it was done, she hugged a few Dodgers employees and watched the team try to pull together a rally in the final innings.It wasn’t meant to be, however.Shane and Mason had planned to go to the first game of the NLCS on Saturday. But as they squeezed through the crowd to head to their car and heard Mets fans standing behind the visitors dugout cheering their team, Shane sighed.“I guess our weekend is open now,” he said.As is the weekend — and the rest of October — for the Los Angeles Dodgers.last_img read more