Questionable video allegations about murders of two journalists

first_img October 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Questionable video allegations about murders of two journalists to go further González is seen handcuffed and surrounded by five heavily armed masked men in the video. Responding to questions, he says that the articles of Armando Rodríguez Carreón of El Diario and Enrique Perea Quintanilla, the founder and editor of the monthly Dos Caras, Una Verdad linked his sister to the Juárez drug-trafficking cartel and that she therefore ordered their execution.Rodríguez was gunned down outside his home in Ciudad Juárez on 13 November 2008. Perea was murdered on 9 August 2006. In a dubious video sent to TV Azteca three days later, three men are seen confessing to killing Perea on the Juárez cartel’s orders.Reporters Without Borders treats all allegations of this kind with the required caution.The carefully-staged interrogation of González raises many questions about the veracity of what is alleged. Who made the recording and with what aim? Who are the armed men surrounding González and why are they on screen? Was González talking spontaneously or was he reciting what he had previously been told to say? The investigations into the unsolved murders of these two journalists should be relaunched on the basis of these questions.Mexico is ranked 136th out of 178 countries in the press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders released this month. A total of 11 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since the start of the year. It has been established (or is considered probable) in seven of these cases that the murder was linked to the victim’s journalistic work. Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas RSF_en Receive email alerts News May 13, 2021 Find out more News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation News In a video posted yesterday on the website of the daily newspaper El Diario (and subsequently posted on YouTube), the kidnapped brother of former Chihuahua state attorney general Patricia González, lawyer Mario Ángel González, has accused her of ordering the murder of two journalists.Watch the video (in Spanish, without subtitles) Follow the news on Mexicolast_img read more

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Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar on Becoming Buddies with Co-Star Jesse Eisenberg in London’s The Spoils

first_img View Comments Kunal Nayyar has acquired a vast following on the back of playing Raj Koothrappali on CBS TV’s ever-popular The Big Bang Theory, but the London-born Indian actor is spending his summer hiatus on the London stage co-starring opposite Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg in Eisenberg’s play The Spoils, at the Trafalgar Studios. Broadway.com caught the ever-amiable Nayyar for a chat as he was in transit to the theater one recent evening.How’s the show going so far?British audiences have really embraced the play. We were told they were going to be more reserved and may not laugh as loudly, but the opposite seems to have been true. They understand the jokes and are laughing every two or three lines, which wasn’t the case off-Broadway.Do you think the production has deepened since New York?Well, I know for me at least that there’s a comfort the second time that comes from knowing that you’ve done it once and it worked. Last summer was about trying to get it right and I worked and worked on it and trusted it, and now that we’ve got it right, you just think, ‘Let’s get on stage and see what happens every night.’ That freedom is what you’re looking for.Is it odd having your co-star also be the playwright?The beauty of working with Jesse as an actor-writer, which sometimes can be difficult, is that he didn’t make an issue with the actors wanting to be able to make sense of the words in their own cadence. That gave us the freedom to be able to explore moments, though every time I tried to improvise a line, it wasn’t as good as what was already there.You play Kalyan, the Nepalese friend and roommate of Jesse’s privileged, often toxically outspoken Ben.What’s interesting is that the part is based on an actual friend of Jesse’s whom I’ve never met. Since we opened, he’s been in Kathmandu, but Jesse has shared letters that the real Kalyan has written and talks about him a lot.You and Jesse have a really palpable rapport on stage.I think we’re just very lucky in that we picked up right away as friends. Jesse had never seen The Big Bang Theory, so he didn’t know much about me when I was brought to his attention, but we’ve since become very close—almost like brothers. I don’t think you can go through a process like this for 18 months and not have that happen.Does that make it doubly painful in the play when Ben and Kalyan’s friendship goes south?Yes, I’m not sure by the end of the play that their rapport will ever be the same. The comment I get most after the play is, ‘What happens? Will Ben and Kalyan ever hang out again?’ And in my head, I think there will come a time when Kalyan reaches out to Ben to check on him and see how he’s doing.Is it hard to come down after a performance?You do feel when you’re doing a play as if you are living under a rock, and Jesse had said before that it would be so nice if every day we could just do a matinee. I know that after my big scene, I go backstage and let it all out. I have to have a martini or two to wind down.Was it tough to clear the decks in order to relocate for the run to London?It was probably mid-March when this began to gather steam, by which point I knew what dates I had available and so it all became real. The second thing I had to do was ask permission from my wife to move my entire life to London, though there was not an iota in my body that didn’t know this was the right move. The only thing is that we miss our dogs!You must know London reasonably well.I was born here—in Hounslow [west London]—but we moved to New Delhi when I was three, so I’ve got British citizenship. I don’t think it’s out of the norm that we might one day make London our home. It’s a lot closer to New Delhi, for one thing.A lot of your Big Bang colleagues have done stage work: do you guys sit around and trade theater chat between takes?Ha! Yes, I have an MFA in Acting from Temple University, Jim [Parsons] went to the Old Globe in San Diego and has done Broadway and Johnny [Galecki] grew up in Chicago doing plays before turning to the New York stage. So, theater is a huge part of our cast, and we talk about how lucky we are that being on Big Bang has given us the opportunity to go out and do it without worrying if we’re going to eat. Jesse Eisenberg & Kunal Nayyar in ‘The Spoils'(Photo: Oliver Rosser)last_img read more

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WHO lab confirms 40th Indonesian avian flu death

first_imgJul 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A 5-year-old boy who died Jun 16 in East Java province has become Indonesia’s 40th death from H5N1 avian influenza, according to test results from a World Health Organization (WHO)-accredited lab, as reported today by Reuters.Indonesia now trails Vietnam for most deaths in the world from H5N1 by only two, according to WHO statistics. Vietnam, however, has had no human cases of H5N1 since last November, while Indonesia’s 52 cases have all come in 2005 and 2006.The boy was admitted to a hospital in Tulungagung, East Java, Jun 8 and died 8 days later, Nyoman Kandun, director-general of disease control for Indonesia’s Ministry of Health, told Reuters today. The presence of H5N1 was confirmed by a WHO laboratory in Hong Kong, according to Kandun.Reuters quoted an unnamed official at the Ministry of Health’s avian flu center as saying, “There was a dead chicken near his house.” The official said the chicken’s cage was about 50 feet (15 meters) from the boy’s house.In other avian flu news, China reported a new H5N1 outbreak in poultry in its northwestern Ningxia region, according to a Jul 1 Associated Press story that cited Xinhua News Agency.The outbreak was identified near Zhongwei city, the story cited China’s Agriculture Ministry as saying. The ministry did not specify how many or what species of poultry were affected.Ministry experts arrived in the area to control the outbreak, and local officials were disinfecting vehicles and people traveling in and out of the area, according to Xinhua, said the story. China has reported more than 30 outbreaks of avian flu in birds since October 2005.And in Nigeria, an H5N1 outbreak has affected 20 poultry farms in the eastern state of Taraba, making it the 15th of Nigeria’s 36 states to be affected, according to a local official as cited in a Jul 1 Agence France-Presse (AFP) story.The presence of the H5N1 strain of avian flu was confirmed by a National Institute of Veterinary Research lab at Vom after last week’s outbreak, according to AFP. Taraba abuts northern Cameroon.”So far, 20 farms have been infected and chickens killed,” said Yusuf Sanda, spokesperson for the state governor, in the AFP story. “The case has been taken over by the federal ministry of agriculture for containment and culling.”The state government has set up a committee to look into the ways and means to assist the farmers. Veterinary experts have been sent to these areas to ascertain the damage and the extent of the spread.”Avian flu has been detected in several northern Nigerian states and in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, according to the AFP story. More than 450,000 chickens have already been culled to stop the spread of the disease.last_img read more

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Archers survive Tams’ final rally

first_imgFEU’s Prince Orizu tries to get La Salle’s Ben Mbala out of the way, but the MVP continues to drop double-double numbers to lift the Archers past the Tamaraws . —AUGUST DELA CRUZWith reigning Ben Mbala struggling, Ricci Rivero and Jollo Go rose to the challenge anew as La Salle hammered out a thrilling 75-73 victory over Far Eastern U Wednesday to regain solo second in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sustaining his fiery form, Rivero finished with 20 points and five steals while Go made four triples en route to 14 points as they picked up the slack for Mbala, who shot just 5-of-16 from the field for 18 points.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “It was really a struggle,” said Perasol.Mbala was made to work for his points by Prince Orizu and Barkley Ebonia, but La Salle’s defense also hung tough in a tight fourth period with Andrei Caracut breaking up FEU’s final inbound play with 2.2 seconds remaining.“They focused on defending Ben (Mbala), but fortunately for us, Jollo was hitting his shots,” said La Salle assistant coach Miggy Solitaria, who has been filling in for Aldin Ayo at post-match press conferences after the loss to University of the Philippines last Sept. 23.“It was all about doing my role,” said Go, who shot 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. “I’m just grateful for the trust and confidence given to me by my teammates.”The Archers could have sealed the victory earlier, but Rivero missed a couple of free throws and intentionally missed a second foul shot that failed to hit the rim for a violation, allowing the Tamaraws one last chance of stealing the win.“We just have to stick to our system,” Solitaria said. “There’s always an impact if we don’t follow the system. Fortunately, in the last few minutes of the game, we found a way (to win).” “Every time we go up against UST, it’s always going to be a classic for us,” said UP coach Bo Perasol, whose team snapped a three-game slide.“This is just too difficult for us, because we just wanted to get another win after the three losses we had. This is something that can perk us up, make us believe again that we can still do this.”A surprise starter, Jan Jaboneta went 4-for-4 from beyond the arc to topscore with 12 points for the Maroons, who once again struggled to get baskets in the endgame.“Just imagine what would have happened if we lost that game,” said Perasol. “It was a close game; it could have been the third close game that we (lost). We’re able to make a stop in that last possession, and we’re just happy about this, all of us.”Marvin Lee cut UP’s lead to a single point with a triple in transition before Manzo split his free throws, setting the stage for a wild finish. The Maroons took control in the second period, where Manzo and Desiderio joined forces in a 13-2 burst that gave UP a 31-22 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Arellano U Presses bid for final 4 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win allowed the Archers to break the tie for second with the Adamson Falcons as they improved to 6-2, while dealing the Tamaraws their second straight defeat for a 4-4 record.FEU’s loss also allowed University of the Philippines to catch up at fourth spot as the Fighting Maroons slipped past University of Santo Tomas, 71-69, earlier.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 shutoutJun Manzo split his free throws with seven seconds remaining, before the Maroons watched Marvin Lee’s triple rim out at the buzzer as they escaped with a narrow win just like in the first round when Paul Desiderio nailed a triple as time expired to lift UP.It was the eighth straight loss for the Tigers, who once again showed plenty of fight in the final period, before falling short. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:37Protesters 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 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

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9 months agoAinsley Maitland-Niles: My ideal position at Arsenal…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ainsley Maitland-Niles: My ideal position at Arsenal…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAinsley Maitland-Niles sees his future at Arsenal on the wing.The Gunners and England have high hopes for Three Lions’ U21 prospect.”I’d like to be a winger,” Maitland-Niles told Sky Sports. “I feel comfortable there and I’ve been playing there this season.”I was a striker growing up. Thierry Henry was the perfect role model at the time.”Then everybody started growing but I was still a bit short. As I was still quick, direct and could run at players they thought they would put me on the wing. So up until the age of 16 I was a winger.” last_img read more

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a month agoOgbonna: West Ham players not about money and flash cars

first_imgOgbonna: West Ham players not about money and flash carsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna says there’s excitement amongst the players about what they can achieve this season.The calibre of the players themselves at West Ham has also gone up. New £50million striker Sebastian Haller has netted in each of the club’s last two Premier League wins.“We are blessed because we not only have good players but good people. Diop. Rice, Fredericks. Some players go out and they buy cars and spend money. These players are West Ham are humble with their feet on the ground.”Ogbonna is equally respectful of Monday’s hosts Aston Villa, despite defeats in three of their four League games so far.“It will be a tough game,” he told the Mirror. “A game for us to see how far we have come.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month ago​Man City midfielder Fernandinho: Let’s see how I perform against attacking teams

first_img​Man City midfielder Fernandinho: Let’s see how I perform against attacking teamsby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Fernandinho is not getting carried away regarding his centre-back performances.The defensive midfielder has needed to move further back in the starting lineup, given injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones.But he knows that despite two wins and clean sheets against Shakhtar Donetsk and Watford, there are many tougher tests to come.”I’m still in an adaptation process,” he said to reporters.”It’s something new for me although I did know since the end of last season that playing as a centre-back was a possibility.”I’ve started training it from the beginning of this season so it’s still new, but I’m trying to learn from that experience.”The way we play makes it a bit easier because we keep the ball with us most minutes.”But when an opponent attacks more through crosses or behind-the-line runs… let’s see how I’m going to perform.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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17 days agoArsenal defender Mustafi laughs off ‘irrational’ criticism: I’m mentally strong

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal defender Mustafi laughs off ‘irrational’ criticism: I’m mentally strongby Freddie Taylor17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveShkodran Mustafi has laughed off a poll naming his as the world’s second worst defender.The Arsenal stopper finished behind Manchester United’s Phil Jones in a survey conducted by Spanish newspaper Marca, who asked 150,000 people who was the world’s worst defender.But Mustafi says he isn’t bothered by the poll results.”In the first two years after my move to Arsenal in 2016, things went very well for me,” Mustafi told German outlet Speigel. “But shortly after Christmas 2018 there was a kink. I’ve made a few mistakes and they’ve created a mess that I’ve never experienced before.”Mustafi added: “There were days when I really doubted something about myself. But at some point I realised that I am mentally strong.”Something my wife said helped me a lot: ‘If you were really as bad as people are making you out, you would never have been a World Champion and Arsenal player, something must have brought you here’. Since then I can handle it better.”I’m self-critical enough to realise that I made mistakes. I can also deal with tough criticism. “But the criticism has become escalated and irrational. I have become a target. At some point, people even blamed me for a defeat I had not played in at all.” last_img read more

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Stars Added To Ed Asner Friends Poker Tournament

first_imgEd Asner and the Autism Society of America, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, presents the Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament.Expected to join Ed Asner at the event are Rosie O’Donnell, Don Cheadle, Matthew Modine, Michael Chiklis, Dylan McDermott, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Bergeron, Peter Fonda, Daryl Hannah, Thomas Gibson, Lisa Loeb, Michael McKean, Elizabeth Carlisle, Holly Robinson Pete, Wayne Brady, Randy Rainbow, Sebastian Bach, Rocky Carroll, Patricia Heaton, and Greg Grunberg among others. More than 300 guests are expected at this year’s event.In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will also enjoy a dinner buffet, cocktails, silent/live auctions and opportunity drawings. The top three winners will be awarded prizes.The poker tournament is expecting to raise over $100,000 to support Autism Society’s mission to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the autism spectrum, advocate for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education and research. Autism currently affects 1 out of every 68 individuals and their families.FOR TICKETS: go to Poker Tickets.WHEN:SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th | 5:00 PM – MIDNIGHTWHERE:HAWORTH LOS ANGELES SHOWROOM444 South Flower St., Downtown LAlast_img read more

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