TV cameraman gunned down in Santiago

first_img Follow the news on Dominican Republic News Help by sharing this information Journalists wounded while covering street clashes in Santo Domingo to go further News Reporters Without Borders is outraged by yesterday’s murder of Normando García, a cameraman and producer with local TV station Teleunión, in the northern city of Santiago. He and a friend were shot many times at close range by men who fled in a car. García died on the spot while the friend died a few hours later in hospital.García had worked for several years as the cameraman of “Detrás de las Noticias,” a current affairs programme on Santiago-based Teleunión. He was also co-producer of “Pachanguiando,” an open forum programme on Teleunión. García’s car was set on fire in an apparent arson attack a few weeks ago and he had for the past few months been getting anonymous threats from people who objected to allegations made in some of his programmes.Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the climate of violence in Santiago and calls on the city’s authorities to protect journalists, who are often threatened in connection with their work. The press freedom organisation also calls for a thorough investigation into García’s murder to ensure that it does not go unpunished. June 25, 2015 Find out more Dominican RepublicAmericas Hostile climate for Dominican media since start of 2015 RSF_en center_img Dominican Republic: News presenter and producer gunned down in mid-broadcast August 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV cameraman gunned down in Santiago Organisation Receive email alerts February 15, 2017 Find out more September 22, 2014 Find out more News Dominican RepublicAmericas Newslast_img read more

HR set to play a key role in health and safety shake-up

first_img Previous Article Next Article HR set to play a key role in health and safety shake-upOn 2 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today HR professionals, line managers and employees will play a major role in anew health and safety system as part of the biggest Government shake-up in morethan 30 years. Minister for work Des Browne has unveiled a radical new health and safetystrategy that will seek far greater involvement from employers and workers. The Department of Work and Pensions and the Health and Safety Commission(HSC) hopes to get more employees involved in developing policy and providingbest practice advice. Bill Callaghan, chairman of the HSC, said people on the ground arewell-placed to develop advice and guidance. “The involvement of staff is a key component of this,” he said.”Fewer people are in trade unions now and 60 per cent of workplaces haveno form of employee involvement or consultation. “We want to look at ways of working with unions, employers and staff tofind better ways of offering advice,” he explained. The strategy is set to place more emphasis on health at work by helpingemployers manage risks on factors such as stress, well-being andrehabilitation. Browne said the standard of accident prevention was very high, and the focusshould now be on improving workplace health and its effect on employability andproductivity. “Everybody has the right to leave work as healthy as they arrived. Thisis particularly important to me as it touches my department’s work in helpingpeople back to work after illness and preventing it in the first place,”Callaghan said. The new strategy is also designed to bring more cohesion to the whole issueof health and safety policy and enforcement by drawing together the work of theGovernment, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities. It also points to a much bigger role for occupational health practitioners,who are desperately needed to help reduce the 33 million working days lost toill health during 2001/02. The HSE is also to reform its communication systems and will look to work inpartnership to spread the message on issues such as stress. By Ross Wighamwww.dwp.gov.ukwww.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/hsc/strategy.htmFor a full analysis of the strategy, see the April issue of sisterpublication Occupational Health. To subscribe, call 01444 44 55 66 or log on to www.ohmagazine.co.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

100 positive coronavirus cases confirmed in Broome County

first_imgBroome County April 9 coronavirus update: Of note, On April 9, Governor Andrew Cuomo demanded the closure of all golf courses to stop the spread of the virus. The county executive says those who see people gathering are encouraged to call 778-1911. Broome County Director of Emergency Services Mike Ponticiello announced that the number of dispatch calls were down. Eight people are being hospitalized and 63 are at home. Six people have died and 23 people have recovered. 151 people are in mandatory quarantine and 70 people are precautionary quarantine. The new measure, Operation Crush Covid, aims to further contain the spread of the virus. Operation Crush Covid A map detailing where the cases are located in the county can be found by clicking here. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced Broome County reached a “milestone” with 100 confirmed cases now reported in the county. Coronavirus numbers Dispatch calls and social distancing Garnar reiterated Thursday that people should only be shopping on even calendar dates if they were born in an even year and odd calendar dates if they were born on an odd year. Garnar says the county’s no unnecessary travel order and ban on gatherings remains in affect. Ponticiello says this is a sign that social distancing measures are working. 754 people have been tested.last_img read more

Valamar has opened two new five-star resorts, an investment worth almost half a billion kuna

first_imgValamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * has completed the Collection offer segment in Poreč.   Investment in Istria Premium Camping Resort, Valamar’s first large 5-star campsite and one of the best campsites in the Mediterranean, is a continuation of investment in the camping segment in the direction of high added value. HRK 280 million has been invested in Istra Premium Camping Resort in the last two years. “So far, Valamar has invested HRK 5,8 billion in Croatian tourism, including this year’s investments. As part of a three-year growth and development strategy, we have invested a total of HRK 2,5 billion in the tourism portfolio, and if we include investments in business expansion and acquisitions, more than HRK 3 billion. In addition to repositioning the portfolio according to the offer of high added value, Valamar continuously invests in the material working conditions and development of its employees, which is why it is recognized as the best employer in tourism in Croatia. This year we have created about 400 new jobs, so this summer about 7 employees will work at Valamar. “, said Ivana Budin Arhanić, Vice President for Business Development and Corporate Affairs at Valamar. “Valamar Marea Collection Resort is designed for families with children and this investment has expanded the offer of family vacations in Porec where guests will be able to enjoy V level services, luxury suites overlooking the sea, in more than 200 square meters of attractive swimming pools, newly renovated beach. restaurants, sports facilities and Maro offer for children of all ages “, said Ozren Renko, director of the new resort.  The investment is worth 140 million kuna. Construction of the Marea Collection Resort began in the fall and was successfully completed in just eight months. 25 domestic companies were engaged in the construction.   “Istra Premium Camping Resort has a large family Aquapark with as much as 1000 square meters of water surface, a large entertainment hall with a cinema, stage, children’s clubs and playrooms and Super Maro programs for children. It also has one of the most beautifully landscaped Valamar beaches overlooking the old town of Vrsar, its Piazza, restaurants, bars, V Sport Park and playgrounds, as well as glamping tents and luxury mobile homes with private pools. It is a family resort of high added value in the segment of camping products” said Lea Sošić, Product Development Director at Valamar.center_img This season, Valamar’s guests were welcomed by the fully renovated TUI Sensimar Carolina Resort by Valamar and Padova Premium Camping Resort on the island of Rab, new facilities at the Valamar Meteor Hotel in Makarska and a number of novelties at Lanterna Premium Camping Resort and Ježevac Premium Camping Resort on Krk.  This completes the three-year investment cycle in which Valamar realized as much as HRK 2,5 billion in investments and confirmed the position of the largest Croatian tourist company and the leading national investor.  With the opening of the Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * in Poreč and the Istra Premium Camping Resort 5 * in Funtana, Valamar presented this year’s investments worth HRK 793 million.  Photo: Valamar Rivieralast_img read more

Live Updates: Syracuse hosts Miami in first ACC game as conference member

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments No. 2 Syracuse hosts Miami in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener on Saturday at 2 p.m. Follow along here for live updates from beat writer Stephen Bailey, who is reporting from the Carrier Dome.center_img Published on January 4, 2014 at 1:06 pmlast_img

China Dominates Table Tennis again But Japan’s Stars Are Rising

first_imgChina has now claim 28 of the 32 gold medals awarded at Olympic Games since table tennis was introduced in 1988, having completed a clean sweep of the four titles at Rio 2016 with victories in the men’s and women’s team events and in the men’s and women’s singles, won by Ma Long and Ding Ning respectively. Remember it was Long who ended Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri’s fairy-tale run in the quarter final stage of the men’s singles?China might dominate the past and present, but for the future a new challenger is rising in the shape of Japanese 15-years-old Mima Ito, who became the youngest table tennis Olympic Games medallist as part of her country’s bronze-medal winning women’s team.Things are promising too for Japan’s male players with 27-year-old Jun Mizutani and 23-years-olds Koki Niwa and Maharu Yoshimura all set to be in their prime during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where backed by a home crowd they can push to improve on the men’s team silver and Mizutani singles bronze won in Rio. Germany too had strong Games, securing silver in the women’s team event and bronze in the men’s. Unlike Japan, however, this was likely the swansong of a golden era rather than the beginning of a new one. The German contingent included a pair of 35-year-old men in Timo Boll and Bastian Steger and 33-year-old female players in Han Ying and Shan Xiaona.One of the most unlikely successes was the women’s singles bronze medallist Kim Song 1 (PRK), who with her world ranking of No.50 and unfashionable defensive style, defied expectations all the way to the podium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Yankees: Torres out 2-3 weeks, Paxton no throw for 14 days

first_img Written By Last Updated: 23rd August, 2020 07:09 IST Yankees: Torres Out 2-3 Weeks, Paxton No Throw For 14 Days Yankees star shortstop Gleyber Torres is expected to miss two to three weeks while recovering from strains in his hamstring and quad and pitcher James Paxton won’t throw for 14 days because of a strained left forearm SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 23rd August, 2020 07:09 ISTcenter_img Yankees star shortstop Gleyber Torres is expected to miss two to three weeks while recovering from strains in his hamstring and quad and pitcher James Paxton won’t throw for 14 days because of a strained left forearm.New York manager Aaron Boone provided the updates Saturday. The team worked out at Yankee Stadium after this weekend’s Subway Series at Citi Field was postponed when two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus.Torres, Paxton and reliever Luis Avilan were put on the injured list Friday. Big-hitting Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu already were on the IL, along with relievers Zack Britton and Tommy Kahnle and backup catcher Kyle Higashioka.Many pitchers around the majors have gone on the IL this season, including World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, Justin Verlander and Madison Bumgarner.“I think it’s pretty simple,” Paxton said. “We didn’t get enough time going at a lower speed to kind of build up.”Major League Baseball shut down spring training in mid-March because of the virus outbreak and teams held a three-week camp in July before pandemic-delayed season began.“The tiredness is building up,” Paxton said. “We don’t have that base we normally have.”Paxton said he hoped to rejoin the Yankees in time to get a couple of starts for the AL East leaders before the postseason begins.Britton was among the few Yankees who managed to avoid the injury list in 2019. A player union rep, he attributes many of the medical problems around the big leagues this season to the virus-affected circumstances.“This year’s very unique,” he said. “There’s just a ton of injuries throughout the game.”“That’s to be expected,” he said, adding, “just due to ramping up so quickly.”Paxton gave up three runs in five innings against Tampa Bay on Thursday and struck out eight. The 31-year-old lefty is 1-1 with a 6.64 ERA in five starts this season.Judge was expected to be in the lineup when the Yankees are scheduled to resume play Tuesday night in Atlanta. Boone said it didn’t seem likely the Yankees and Mets would try to play a makeup Monday, a day off for both teams.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News FOLLOW USlast_img read more

QPR v Swansea player ratings

first_imgSee also:QPR boss ‘not sure’ of Zarate dealQPR denied by last-gasp Swans equaliserSwans boss accuses Henry of ‘leg breaker’QPR dropped ‘two vital points’ – RedknappGreen admits he got away with handballFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Chan 2014: Make us proud, Mbalula tells Bafana

first_img9 January 2014South African Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula has wished Bafana Bafana well ahead of the Orange Caf African Nations Championship (Chan), which kicks off at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.South Africa tackle Mozambique in the tournament’s opening match. They also face Mali on 15 January and Nigeria on 19 January at the same venue to complete their fixtures in Group A.WarningMbalula visited the Bafana squad at their base camp in Cape Town on Tuesday to offer words of encouragement before the start of the tournament. He also sounded a warning, telling the players: “If you go with the mentality that teams have not sent strong players here you are going to be surprised by Mozambique. They will want to come here and embarrass you.“And you don’t want to appear as people who did not give their all and did not want to represent their country. I thought I needed to emphasise that point that we have pride in you, and we are confident that all of you will make this country of ours proud. Rewards come at the end, not at the beginning.”Important competitionThe teams competing in the African Nations Championship are made up of players who ply their trade in their home countries. Mbalula said the competition is crucial for the growth of the South African national team.“Anyone who says this competition is not serious is making a big mistake and misleading the country. This competition is taking place in South Africa and is a very important competition.“All the 16 teams that are coming here have not been invited or co-opted or asked by Caf to come here. They had to compete to get here. They earned their right to be in South Africa with us. It is time for the people of South Africa to have pride,” he added.“You are going to compete with the best on the African continent. This is our path and journey to glory. It starts with Chan.”SupportBafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune responded to Mbalula’s address, saying: “We are going to go out there with the knowledge that we have your support and the country’s. As players we need to inform you that we are taking this tournament very seriously and will do our best to ensure great results.”Midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala, the most experienced member of the squad, with 85 caps to his name, on Wednesday told the media a good result in Bafana’s opening match was vitally important.‘Crucial’“Every match we play is important,” he said, “but the first game is very crucial because it is always good to start the tournament on a high. A win sets a very nice tone for the rest of the competition. It is good for the team’s morale and for the fans.”Tshabalala also expressed confidence in South Africa’s preparations. “The stakes and the expectations are high for us to do well. I believe we are ready after days of hard work and will continue doing so in the remaining two days. I am positive that the 11 players that will be selected to do the job on Saturday will succeed,” he said.Striker Katlego Mphela echoed Tshabalala’s sentiments, saying: “We want to do well in every game we play. We are raring to go. We know what we have to do and we are well aware how important the first match is. We have to start with a bang.”Late changeMeanwhile, coach Gordon Igesund was forced into a late change to his squad on Wednesday because of an injury to Jabulani Shongwe, who was replaced by Matty Pattison.Commenting on the change, Igesund said: “It is never good to lose any player, especially through injury, but I am sad to say Shongwe will no longer be a part of us for this tournament due to a tear that won’t heal in time for the tournament, so we have had to withdraw him from the squad.“But I believe I have found a perfect replacement in Pattison. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game and we have to soldier on.”last_img read more

15-member NC delegation meets Farooq, Omar Abdullah

first_imgIn the first major political development post withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a 15-member National Conference delegation on Sunday met detained party leaders Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in Srinagar.The delegation discussed developments in the State and upcoming local body polls during the separate meetings with the two leaders. The Jammu and Kashmir government had given permission to the delegation to meet the leaders.The delegation led by Jammu’s provincial chief of the party Davinder Singh Rana met former chief Minister Omar Abdullah at Hari Nivas for little over 30 minutes.Also Read  In case of NC, even if we want to contest the BDC elections, the 380 panchayats that exist, the mandate has to be signed by the party president who has been unfortunately detained under the PSA, he said.The NC leader said the party’s working committee would decide on the future course of action whenever the party leaders including the NC president and vice-president would be released.“Let them be released, then the working committee of the party will meet and discuss and then we will formulate a strategy for the future,” Mr. Rana said when questioned about the party’s future strategy. India slams Turkey, Malaysia remarks on Jammu and Kashmir Jammu traders for “riders” on land purchase, investments by outsiders  He said the party, which has a legacy, history and a chequered track record, was of unanimous view that it would continue to strive for the welfare of the people and shall continue to work for communal harmony, brotherhood, togetherness and keep the secular fabric of the state shining.On a question about the party’s participation in block development committee elections, he said, “See there is a complete lockdown. If the political process has to start then these members have to be released.Mr. Rana said,”After restrictions on political leaders in Jammu were removed, we held a meeting in which it was decided that we will approach governor (S P Malik) to seek his permission to have an audience with the president and the vice president of the party”.“We are happy they are both well and in high spirits. Of course, they are pained and anguished about developments, particularly lockdown of the people,” he said.Asked about the party’s stand on the upcoming Block Development Council (BDC) elections, Mr. Rana said for any political process to start in the state, the mainstream political leaders should be released first.Also Read  This was the first meeting of Mr. Omar with a party delegation after he was detained on August 5, a day when the Centre announced abrogation of special status to the state under Article 370.Mr. Omar, who was sporting a beard, was seen clicking a selfie with party leaders.The delegation then drove to Farooq Abdullah’s residence.Emerging after the meeting, Mr. Rana told reporters that for any political process to begin, the leaders of the party need to be released.There is “anguish about developments particularly about lockdown of the people and we, as a party, appeal that the political process to start and democracy to revive in Jammu and Kashmir political detenues anywhere and everywhere, whether from mainstream political parties or otherwise who have no criminal record, may be released to initiate the process and the hearts and minds of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are won,” he said.Also Read National Conference delegation to meet Farooq and Omar todaylast_img read more