Photographer kicked and clubbed by police during carnival

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Mexico Reporters Without Borders today condemned the use of violence by police officers against photographer Víctor Hugo Moreno of the magazine Política while he was covering a carnival in Xalapa, in the eastern state of Veracruz, on 6 March 2005.”We protest against this abuse of authority by policemen and their brutal treatment of a journalist who was just doing his job,” the press freedom organization said. “And we expect implementation of the disciplinary measures promised in this case by the Veracruz state public security department.”Moreno described the incident to Reporters Without Borders as follows: “I was five metres in front of a carnival float that I was photographing. I crossed over to get a different shot when one of the crowd control stewards began to insult me. I ignored him but he pushed me and shouted obscenities. Without getting aggressive, I said he was bothering me and that he should let me work.”When Moreno turned back towards the crowd, he found himself surrounded by police officers: “I asked them why they were doing this to me, I told them I was press, but they did not want to know and threatened to detain me. Ten other policemen arrived. Fellow photographers saw what was happening and wanted to intervene. In all, there were five of us against 15 policemen.” During the ensuing altercation, Moreno was kicked several time in the ribs and clubbed over an ear, and his camera was damaged.Moreno was treated at a Red Cross post and, the next day, with the support of his colleagues, he made a complaint to the head of the Veracruz state public security department. “Gen. Rigoberto Rivera Hernández promised me he would punish those responsible and compensate me for my medical expenses and damaged equipment.” MexicoAmericas RSF_en Photographer Víctor Hugo Moreno of the magazine Política was badly beaten by policemen on 6 March while was covering a carnival in Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz. Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns this use of violence. Reports Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas News Organisation May 5, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information to go further March 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer kicked and clubbed by police during carnival April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

5 reasons security awareness training should be an essential part of your cybersecurity strategy

first_imgAs today’s business world continues to rely more heavily on data and technology than ever before, cyber-attacks are also becoming more sophisticated. The simple truth is: no data is safe anymore! While there are plenty of tools that can help protect your business from these threats, they will hardly do any good if your employees are not armed with sufficient knowledge about how to spot them. How prepared is your business against such security threats?Importance of security awareness training as part of cybersecurity strategyWhen it comes to cybersecurity, one of the best strategies is creating awareness. Here are 5 reasons security awareness training should be an essential part of your cybersecurity strategy. 1. Improved securityThe most obvious benefit of security awareness training is that it leads to improved security since employees will be equipped with the vital skills and knowledge they need to protect your business against attacks and threats. Your employees are your first and primary line of defense against online crime. Getting your employees trained makes it possible for them to spot a phishing email and know what to do when they suspect one. In other words, training your staff prepares them against attacks and threats so they are able to catch them in good time before. 2. Reduces employee errors According to findings by Kroll, approximately 90 percent of all data breaches are the result of human error and the top reason is that employees lacked knowledge around cybersecurity and data privacy. Comprehensive cybersecurity training emphasizes best practices in cybersecurity and provides sufficient information that can help workers recognize attack vectors, prevent cyber-related mistakes that can leave your network vulnerable and know the steps to take in response to a potential threat. 3. Enhances company reputation A single incident of data breach can make customers lose trust in your business. Customers, in this context, refer to both other businesses and individuals that patronize your products. What is common to both types of customers is that their sensitive information is with your company and they want to be certain that their data is safe with you as any data breach puts them at risk too. Thus, training your employees to be cybersecurity-conscious can help minimize the risks of attacks, which in turn gives a boost to your reputation. Knowing that your business takes cybersecurity seriously can be the deciding factor for your customers to choose you over a competitor. 4. Bolster employee confidence With the rising spate of data breaches, many employees are becoming concerned about the risks of getting fooled by a phishing email. While spotting a potential threat might seem simple, cybersecurity attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated as hackers now employ hard-to-spot decoys such as using the logo and signatures of well-known companies and employees. By treating cybersecurity as a priority for your company and empowering your employees with advanced tools and resources, they will be better equipped to spot phishing tactics, which will in turn help to reduce anxiety, enhance job satisfaction and make them feel better about themselves. 5. Lower costs and higher productivity Another notable reason to consider cybersecurity awareness training is that it helps your business save money that could otherwise have been lost to phishing and other types of security threats. A data breach can be expensive and detrimental for any business, with the costs rising to millions of dollars. Most businesses that have been victims of a cybersecurity-incident end up going out of a business barely a year later because a significant part of their working capital has been lost. Beyond the actual sum lost to data breaches, other losses may result in the following forms: Loss of clients Lawsuits Intellectual property (IP) cyber theft Compromised sensitive business information and systemReputational damage, etc.Last wordsThere is an epidemic of cybersecurity threats against big companies and even small businesses are not left out. With hackers employing smarter tricks to cause data breaches, there’s a good chance that organizations that are not well prepared may fall victim to such attacks. Security awareness training can help eliminate these threats by equipping your employees with what they need to know about security threats, how to spot them, and how to safely handle them.Do you know how your organization compares to your peers of similar size and industry? Download the 2020 Phishing By Industry Report to find out! 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chris Sachse Chris found his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. He used that vision and drive to found Think|Stack.  Demonstrating the path, while relentlessly moving forward, Chris is passionate about … Web: Detailslast_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, HOOP OF COLOUR, WINNER: “Last race we went really, really slow and her kick, I had never felt anything like that before.“Today, right out of the gate, I was set up perfect, she broke well. The only other speed was Three Hearts and the other Motion horse, Rusty Slipper. I got right behind Rusty Slipper; my horse threw her ears up and she was so relaxed. Near the half-mile pole only two horses were in front of me so I got out, stayed off Three Hearts’ hip and I had clear sailing from there when I asked her to run with no trouble.“I’m so fit. I’ve been running Mt. Wilson a lot lately and I’m in the best shape of my life, I’m riding the best I ever have. I run by myself and I go up with Aaron Gryder as well. We’ll go off the main trail on a path that goes straight up the hill about 10 miles so we’re getting pretty fit out there and it’s showing in the afternoon.” NOTES: The winning owner is Christophe Klemm of Lexington, Ky., who races as Flaxman Holdings, Ltd. GARY STEVENS, DIVERSY HARBOR, SIXTH: “There was no pace.”TRAINER QUOTES TYLER BAZE, THREE HEARTS, SECOND: “She’s a really nice filly. I was expecting a top performance from her today and she gave it to me. She just got out kicked a bit today. She’s a really nice mare and a pleasure to ride.”center_img -30- ALICE CLAPHAM, ASSISTANT TO GRAHAM MOTION, HOOP OF COLOUR, WINNER: “She’s a really nice filly, and all that family, three or four of them, have been graded stakes winners. She’s shown a lot of talent since she’s been here.“Drayden won on her first time here and she’s been training great since then, and this race kind of came up so we thought we’d just take a shot, and it worked out well.“I’m sure Graham will talk to the owners and sort that out (when asked what might be next). We might run her back here in that mile and quarter turf race (Grade III, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap on April 18), or she might go to Keeneland.”last_img read more

VP Howard-Taylor Launches State of World Population 2019 Report

first_imgAt the high-table (from right): Rep. Younquoi, Vice President Howard-Taylor, UN Coordinator Hillo, Swedish Ambassador Wetterqvist and UNFPA’s country representative Dr. Ndyanabangi, during the launch of the 2019 State of the World Population Report in Monrovia.Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, has officially launched the State of the World Population 2019 report, but expressed concern about Liberia’s education sector as projected in the report.The Vice President made the remarks on Thursday, May 30, during the launch of State of World Population Report 2019 in Monrovia, coinciding with the celebration of International Conference on Population and Development at 25 years and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at 50 years.The launch brought together Larry P. Younquoi of District #8 in Nimba County, Yacoub El Hillo, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden Ingrid Wetterqvist, Liberia’s Education Minister Ansu Sonii; Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr; and Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson, as well as students.Dr. Howard-Taylor noted that the report indicated between the ages 10- 24 years, 72 percent of males and 64 percent of females are literate, which calls for a more robust gender equality regime needed now more than ever before.“We must begin to look at specific plans which will enable us to take a more critical look at the entire educational system of Liberia. We need to find new sources of funding for higher levels of investment in education, thereby creating an enlightened population, a sine qua non to the growth and development we so urgently need,” Dr. Howard-Taylor said.According to her, this report gives a clear demographic, economic and social outlook of the State of our Population, which will help Government and Development partners in prioritizing the sectors which are in dire need of financial interventions and support.She expressed hope that the release of the 2019 UNFPA report will give the government and its partners the basis to strengthen their engagements and double up points urgently needed while committing that Government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) offers the best developmental framework which can be used to move Liberia forward.Dr. Howard-Taylor said the report further states that the health sector as a country is still seriously challenged. It indicates that infant and maternal mortality rates are still high and that 31% of girls between the ages of 15-19 years experience teenage pregnancy.“Our Nation Liberia is an example of the critical need for a strong political will across all sectors to implement programs previously committed to; especially for gender equity and the elimination of negative social customs such as FGM from our social spaces,” she added.Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi, UNFPA’s country representative, said since the establishment of the UNFPA in 1969, the organization has led a multilateral effort to help women in developing countries navigate through an ever-changing landscape of barriers to their reproductive rights.Dr. Ndyanabangi said UNFPA came to Liberia in 1973 and has since been working with the government, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and other development partners, mainly in systems and capacity strengthening.According to him, the agency worked to ensure that maternal health services were supported, including during humanitarian settings such as the civil war and Ebola epidemic.“UNFPA has worked closely with the Ministry of Health to strength systems and create enabling environment to deliver quality maternal health services, including family planning services, development of national policies and guidelines and support for national and international training of health managers,” Dr. Ndyanabangi said.Dr. Ndyanabangi, who recounted some of the achievements said the agency supported the establishment of a career pathway for midwives to attain a bachelor’s degree in midwifery, adding that the first 40 candidates financially supported graduated with a BSc.“We supported the Ministry of Health for the integrated sexual education into the national curriculum for both primary and secondary schools. First, the comprehensive national school health policy, and a gender sensitive sexual education for out-of-school youth developed,” she said.Dr. Ndayanabangi added that, considering the theme of the program, access to voluntary family planning as a human right is central to gender equality and women’s empowerment and is a key factor in reducing poverty.Williametta E. Saydee-Tarr, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), expressed gratitude to UNFPA for the level of support over the years and hoped that the launch of the 2019 report will lead to more engagements in addressing issues affecting women and girls.Meanwhile, the UNFPA honored several Liberians for the level of work done over the years, including Larry P. Younquoi of District #8 in Nimba County; Dr. John Mulbah, one of Liberia’s gynecologists; and Wilhelmina Flomo, President of the Midwives Association of Liberia; among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pilgrims return to Bethlehem

first_img At Sabbah’s midnight Mass, he said the two sides should put “the past on hold to make room for a new future to begin.” Sabbah, speaking at St. Catherine’s Church, adjacent to the traditional birthplace of Jesus, also called for an end to Israel’s killing of Palestinian militants, saying the practice has failed to improve security or halt the cycle of violence. Security was heavy days after Palestinian gunmen briefly took over City Hall to demand jobs, but there were no reports of trouble. Restaurant, shop and hotel owners happily counted their money as visitors packed their establishments for the first time in years. Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a cease-fire in February, bringing a sharp slowdown in fighting. Some 218 Palestinians and 55 Israelis have been killed this year, compared to nearly 800 Palestinian and 112 Israeli deaths in 2004. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrived in town late Saturday to join the celebrations and attend midnight mass. In a televised speech, Abbas said the Palestinians “are seeking a bridge to peace instead of Israeli walls.” “Unfortunately, Israel is continuing with its destructive policy … (and) transforming our land into a big jail,” he added.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake At the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI offered a Christmas prayer for peace in the Holy Land. “On this night, when we look toward Bethlehem, let us pray in a special way for the birthplace of our Redeemer and for the men and women who live and suffer there,” the pope said. “We wish to pray for peace in the Holy Land.” Spirits in Bethlehem were buoyed this year by Israel’s summer withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and a sharp drop in violence. Forecasts of a rare white Christmas added to the excitement. Throughout the day, choirs, marching bands and bagpipe players entertained the crowds. Several thousand people packed Manger Square – the large, stone-paved courtyard near the Church of the Nativity – as a procession led by Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah entered Bethlehem. “It’s awesome here,” said Edwina Webster, 53, of Hereford, England. “It is very emotional to come here and see the procession with the thousands of pilgrims who came from all around the world.” BETHLEHEM, West Bank – Thousands of tourists and pilgrims gathered in Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations Saturday, bringing a long-missing sense of holiday cheer to Jesus’ historic birthplace. The festivities capped the most peaceful year since the outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian fighting in September 2000. But Israel’s imposing separation barrier at the entrance to town dampened the Christmas spirit and provided a stark reminder of the unresolved conflict. The gray concrete wall, which Israel erected to keep attackers out of its cities, divides Bethlehem and blocks access to neighboring Jerusalem. The 25-foot-high slabs drew as much attention Saturday as the Church of the Nativity and the grotto where tradition says Jesus was born. About 30,000 people were expected to visit Bethlehem over Christmas – 10,000 more than last year – but still very different from the 1990s, when 150,000 people would visit during the holiday. By early evening, 7,000 tourists had arrived, Israeli officials said, despite stinging cold winds and pouring rain. Hundreds more arrived for midnight Mass, though a final crowd estimate was not immediately available.last_img read more

South Africa’s new Cabinet

first_imgHer elevation marked a long road from her early career as a teacher. She spent two years working in schools in the mid-1970s before going into exile in 1976 and spending more than a decade as an ANC official in Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Safety and Security – Nathi Mthethwa Parliament on Thursday elected Motlanthe President of South Africa, a position he will hold until the country’s next elections in 2009. Thabo Mbeki resigned as President on Sunday after being asked to do so by the national executive committee of the African National Congress (ANC). New Deputy President Communications – Roy Padayachie Finance – Trevor Manuel Deputy ministers Correctional Services – L Jacobus Water Affairs and Forestry – Lindiwe Hendricks Social Development – Zola Skweyiya Mbete returned to South Africa in 1990 to join the ANC’s interim leadership, and was instrumental in re-establishing the party’s women’s league. She also served as ANC secretary-general from 1991 to 1993. Elected as an ANC MP in 1994, she became a key player in the constitutional assembly that drafted South Africa’s Constitution in 1996, as well as a member of the presidential panel on the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Health – Barbara Hogan Labour – Membathisi Mdladlana 26 September 2008 Communications – Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri Arts and Culture – Pallo Jordan Minister in the Presidency – Manto Tshabalala-Msimang Defence – Charles Nqakula Health – M Sefularo Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Provincial and Local Government – S Shiceka She was promoted from Deputy Speaker to Speaker of Parliament in April 2004, replacing another woman, Frene Ginwala, who had held the post since 1994. Ministers who retained their positions Trade and Industry – Mandisi Mphalwa Foreign Affairs – Aziz Pahad Education – Naledi Pandor Intelligence – Siyabonga Cwele Trade and Industry – Dr RH Davies Justice and Constitutional Development – Enver Surty Defence – F Bhengu Sport and Recreation – Makhenkesi Stofile Transport – Jeff Radebecenter_img Minerals and Energy – Buyelwa Sonjica Environmental Affairs and Tourism – Rejoice Mabudafhasi Foreign Affairs – Sue van der Merwe Another three of Mbeki’s ministers were given new portfolios, with Charles Nqakula moving from safety and security to defence, to replace Mosiuoa Lekota; Brigitte Mabandla moving from justice to public enterprises, to replace Alec Erwin; and Manto Tshabalala-Msimang taking over from Essop Pahad as minister in the Presidency. Housing – Lindiwe Sisulu ANC MP Barbara Hogan takes over from Tshabalala-Msimang as South Africa’s new minister of health – a decision welcomed by civil society organisation the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), which frequently clashed with Tshabalala-Msimang over her implemenation of South Africa’s policies on HIV/Aids. Foreign Affairs – Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma Public Enterprises – Brigitte Mabandla Home Affairs – Noziviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Trade and Industry – Elizabeth Thabethe Correctional Services – Ngconde Balfour Science and Technology – Derek Hanekom Safety and Security – Susan Shabangu Agriculture and Land Affairs – DC du Toit New ministers Eighteen ministers retained their positions under the new President, including Manuel, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (foreign affairs), Mandisi Mphalwa (trade and industry), Buyelwa Sonjica (minerals and energy), Thoko Didiza (agriculture), Membathisi Mdladlana (labour) and Naledi Pandor (education). (See the full list below.) Public Service and Administration – R Baloyi Baleka Mbete, 58, is an experienced political operator who has worked her way up through the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC). Social Development – J Swanson-Jacobs Justice and Constitutional Development – Johnny de Lange Home Affairs – KMN Gigaba Provincial and Local Government – Nomatyala Hangana Agriculture and Land Affairs – Thoko Didiza South African President-elect Kgalema Motlanthe announced his new Cabinet on Thursday, retaining the majority of ministers who served under the previous administration – including Finance Minister Trevor Manuel – while appointing Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete as the country’s new Deputy President. Public Works – Dr NM Kganyago Public Works – Geoff Doidge Sport and Recreation – Gert Oosthuizen Environmental Affairs and Tourism – Marthinus van Schalkwyk Arts and Culture – NGW Botha SAinfo reporter and BuaNews Science and Technology – Mosibudi Mangenalast_img read more

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan in ICU after 6-vehicle crash

first_imgState police say actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in intensive care after the limousine bus in which he was riding in was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.Sgt. First Class Greg Williams tells The Associated Press that the vehicle carrying the 45-year-old former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member and six others was involved in a six-vehicle accident on the turnpike near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m. Saturday.Pic courtesy: APA spokesman at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, says a patient named Tracy Morgan is in critical condition there.Williams says one person riding in the bus was killed. There was no immediate word on the condition of others involved in the accident.Williams says two tractor-trailers, a sports utility vehicle and two cars, along with Morgan’s limo bus, were involved in the accident.The 45-year-old Morgan joined “Saturday Night Live” in 1996 and was on the sketch-comedy program for seven years before leaving to star in “The Tracy Morgan Show” in 2003. That show lasted just one season. In 2006, Morgan found a long-running role in NBC’s hit show “30 Rock,” which was created by SNL co-star Tina Fey.last_img read more

10 months agoTrabzonspor wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur on Liverpool radar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Trabzonspor wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur on Liverpool radarby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTrabzonspor wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur is on Liverpool’s radar.The Mirror says Liverpool are interested in landing Omur in a £27 million move as they line up a long-term replacement for Adam Lallana.Jurgen Klopp is poised to beat off a challenge from Premier League champions Manchester City to sign Omur who is rated as the best young player in Turkish football.Klopp has been keeping tabs on Omur, 19, since he broke into Trabzonspor’s first team last season and is said to be looking to get his man this month.Trabzonspor would like to keep Omur until the end of the season but it all depends on if England international Lallana is still at the club. last_img read more

Cancelling Saudi Arabia arms deal would cost 1 billion Trudeau

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says cancelling the controversial contract to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia would leave taxpayers on the hook for $1 billion.The comments come as the Liberal government is facing new pressure to cancel the deal amid international outrage over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.Canada has added its voice to global calls for answers, with Trudeau telling the CBC in an interview today that the Saudi government’s explanation of what happened lacks credibility.Human rights groups have urged Canada to cancel the $15-billion contract to sell light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia — a 2014 deal signed by the Harper government and upheld by the Liberals.Trudeau says the government could suspend export permits but notes the contract is structured in a way that makes it very difficult to cancel and he is limited in what he can discuss publicly.On Monday, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada is “gravely concerned by the murder” of Khashoggi, adding there are “very important questions” about the entire relationship with Saudi Arabia.last_img read more