Controversial bill would restrict freedom of opinion

first_imgNews August 20, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Controversial bill would restrict freedom of opinion PeruAmericas PeruAmericas (Photo: AFP) Receive email alerts December 4, 2019 Find out more April 1, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Peru China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting News February 10, 2017 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Reporters Without Borders urges legislators to reject a government bill submitted to parliament yesterday that would toughen the provisions regulating the publication of corrections and retractions in the media and would increase the penalties for violators. The bill applies to all kinds of media, including online media.“This bill, which is still pending examination, is both questionable and inopportune,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would hold the media systematically responsible before the civil courts, not only for the facts they report but also for the views that are expressed through them, often by outside contributors, and which they do not necessarily share.”The press freedom organisation added: “The bodes ill for the future of public debate and comes at a time when media critical of the government are being subjected to a great deal of pressure. The adoption of this law would exacerbate an already unfavourable situation.”Presented to parliament by Mercedes Cabanillas, a former interior minister who now chairs parliament’s constitutional commission, proposed law 2971/2008-CR aims to guarantee “the right to a correction for anyone affected by inaccurate or insulting statements in the print, broadcast or electronic media.”It would apply not only to the allegation of facts deemed to be defamatory, but also to opinions. Writing in the daily La República, human rights lawyer Alejandro Godoy noted that President Alan García recently complained about the criticism he was receiving in many blogs. The bill stipulates that if a correction to a contentious statement is demanded within seven days, the correction must be printed, posted or broadcast within the following three days, instead of ten days as the law currently stands.The National Association of Journalists (ANP) has reacted angrily to the controversial bill, saying it “reinforces a tacit desire by the political class to silence all forms of journalistic criticism and opinion by means of legislative changes.” The ANP statement mentions two media in Amazonas department that have been targeted by the authorities since an outbreak of indigenous unrest in June.One, Radio Oriente, is under constant surveillance. The other a radio station called La Voz de Bagua Grande, was closed down in an entirely illegal manner. Reporters Without Borders has urged the government to allow it to reopen but it requests have received no answer. News News to go furtherlast_img read more

Syracuse’s offense vanishes in 2nd-round of ACC Tournament, keys 78-59 loss to No. 12 North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 8, 2018 at 2:07 am Contact: [email protected] | @jtbloss NEW YORK — The shot clock was born in Syracuse in 1954, the offspring of the owner of the city’s since-relocated NBA franchise and a game that he saw as entirely too slow. Each trip down the floor, it lasted, as it still does in the Association today, for 24 seconds. Without it, single possessions could go on for several minutes.The parents of many of Syracuse’s current players weren’t even alive back then. But in Wednesday night’s 78-59 Syracuse (20-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) loss to North Carolina (23-9, 11-7) in the second round of the ACC Tournament — a result that put SU in position to miss out on the NCAA Tournament three times in four years for the first time during head coach Jim Boeheim’s 42-year tenure — the Orange roster needed no history lesson to become well-acquainted with the red numbers that tick above the backboards in the Barclays Center.Instead, Syracuse’s sputtering offense familiarized the two parties. The Orange and the final seconds of the clock became nearly synonymous throughout the 40-minute contest. SU did not come close to its 305th nationally-ranked scoring average of 67.8 points per game because UNC locked the Orange down. Syracuse shot 32 percent on the day and committed 12 turnovers.Freshman forward Oshae Brissett, who finished with a game-high 20 points, credited the Tar Heels’ disciplined help defense. Junior guard Frank Howard said it was UNC’s ability to press the wings and cut off the first pass that prevented SU from initiating the offense.“They did a great job scouting that,” Howard said. “They understood where the first pass was looking toward. They just did a great job defensively all around. On-ball, they were very physical.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe frustration was visible, even early on. In the first half, Howard commanded the ball from the left wing. He dribbled. With a white and powder blue jersey hovering over his personal space, he surveyed for options. He saw none, so he motioned for freshman forward Marek Dolezaj to come across the court and set a screen to free the offense up. It took another request from Howard before Dolezaj finally left the low post, tossing his hands up in confusion as he trudged over to set the pick.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerLater, Brissett received the ball in the short corner. The shot clock said shoot, the hand in his face said anything else. He drove, but realized that was the wrong choice. By the time he pulled up to let a jumper fly, he was out of both time and space. He double-clutched and heaved up an airball.It is situations like these that have made Syracuse an iso-heavy team all season. It is who the Orange is, because it is who it has to be. There’s no changing that. Not with a seven-man rotation where just three among that group are true scorers.“The problem with playing a lot of minutes with the way we’re playing is that (Howard and Battle) really have to do it off the dribble,” Boeheim said.So when a long and active UNC team is guarding the dribble, SU struggled. It committed at least five shot clock violations and came within a desperation heave of a few more. One of the violations came out of a media timeout, when there should be ample opportunity to set up and execute an offensive possession. Another buzzed when SU trailed by 17 with about two minutes left. That is not a situation that calls for patience.“We gotta do a better job of popping from other positions,” Howard said, adding that there was progress in that realm as the game rolled on. “… Having our 4-man or our 5-man pop and get him the ball to kind of get us off for a second and get us away.”Battle, asked across the locker room from where Howard supplied that hypothetical remedy, issued a similar solution: Move without the ball. It is a fundamental principle to beating man-to-man defense at any level of the game.So did SU do that on Wednesday night, in a game it probably had to win to go dancing?“No,” Battle said. “We didn’t do that well enough and we didn’t make enough shots. That’s what it came down to.”There is no time left to make corrections. With this loss, the little red numbers that ticked above Syracuse’s season just ran out. Commentslast_img read more

Ninca90 secures back to back World Tipster titles

first_img Submit Share Share Better Collective Spotlight: How is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Stats Perform extends NBL data and streaming deal July 13, 2020 Related Articles Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Nemanja Dojcinovic, also known by his community name of Ninca90, has been named World Tipster Champion 2017 by defending champion made a total of 7,123 tips and secured a total unit profit of 5,268, with 54.3% of his winning tips coming from Basketball, followed by football (31.9%), handball (6.4%), tennis (5.3%) and ice hockey (2.1%).Dojcinovic secured a €10,000 cheque and a trip to Copenhagen, home of Better Collective, the team behind, where he was included in a session with a team of specialists aimed at improving the social tipping site.Gavin Moore, Head of Traffic and Brand at Better Collective, said: “It’s remarkable that Nemanja has won it for the second year running, it goes to show he’s certainly one to follow and his consistency is just remarkable. “It was great to have him over to Copenhagen to show him the sights and meet the team. His own feedback about the site was a real eye-opener from a tipster’s point of view and will go a long way to helping us improve the product. “Can he do it for a third year running? You certainly wouldn’t bet against him!”With prize money up for grabs for the tipster who has the highest yield, it is hoped that users can feel safe that the tips being posted are for the aim of being the best on the site.last_img read more

Five things Liverpool need to do under Klopp to beat Tottenham

first_img 6 2. Watch out for Dele Alli – The ex-MK Dons youngster lists Steven Gerrard as one of his idols and has been compared to the Kop legend by several, including former boss Karl Robinson. Alli is already looking like a key player at Tottenham with his mature box-to-box displays impressing the White Hart Lane faithful, and he will be on a high after earning two England caps over the last week. His nutmegs excite fans but watch out for his defensive capabilities too. Alli makes, on average, 2.9 tackles just behind midfield partner Eric Dier’s 3.4, while he also makes 2.7 interceptions, compared to Dier’s 2.6. 1. Don’t give away fouls on the edge of the area – Christian Eriksen is proving himself to be one of the deadliest free-kick takers in Premier League history having scored six since his move to England in 2013. He baffled Swansea City’s Lukasz Fabianski with two strikes in the last round of fixtures and could have had a third had the Pole not produced a brilliant save. His eye is in and the Reds need to be wary. 5. Get close to Erik Lamela – The Argentine is in good form this season. His displays against Crystal Palace and Manchester City proved he has the skill and graft to make it in the Premier League, but he still has shortcomings. The waif 23-year-old loves to take on his man but, infuriatingly for the Spurs support, often loses the ball this way. He takes the ball far too close to his opponent. The likes of Moreno and Lucas will need to get to him quickly to snuff out his threat. 6 6 4. Hit Tottenham on the counter – Similar to point six, it’s important that when Liverpool win the ball they get forward as quick as possible. Swansea’s first goal last time out was swiftly switch from right-back to left-wing in just a few seconds, leaving Walker on his own against Jefferson Montero, while Kevin De Bruyne’s goal for Man City against Spurs was also a counter. Do it right and the goals will come. 6 6. Hit the flanks early and with pace – to find out how else Klopp’s Liverpool can beat Spurs, click the arrow above – Tottenham’s full-backs are probably still their weakest link defensively this season. Kyle Walker does look reinvigorated, but still capable of a slip up, while Ben Davies is providing solid but unspectacular displays in place of Danny Rose, who is returning slowly from injury. If Liverpool are to win they should look to hit the two positions with pace and get behind the defence rather than trying to worm their way through centrally. Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno, who scored an excellent solo goal at White Hart Lane last season, should look to push on as much as possible. Jurgen Klopp’s first game as Liverpool manager will see him come up against a tough to beat Tottenham side.Spurs are unbeaten since the opening game of the season in the Premier League and have only conceded seven goals over the eight games.So how can the German gaffer get the best out of his Reds side to ensure victory against the Lilywhites at White Hart Lane?talkSPORT casts a glance at Mauricio Pochettino’s in-form Tottenham and looks at how Liverpool can grab themselves a much-needed three points.Click the right arrow above to see how Klopp can guide Liverpool to victory against Tottenham… 3. Don’t give Harry Kane room outside the area – The Spurs striker hasn’t been too lethal this season but for England he certainly wasn’t shot-shy against Lithuania. Kane constantly looked to get the ball onto his right foot just outside of the box (see also: Kane’s brace against Chelsea last season), so Martin Skrtel should look to get tight to the player as often as possible in this position. 6 6last_img read more

Mbappé wanted to join Real or Barca

first_imgKylian Mbappé managed to win the Ligue 1 title with Monaco the last year and this year, he did the same thing with PSG – but Unai Emery admitted that initially, the player wanted to leave to Spain.After a terrific previous season, Mbappé had a lot of options where to go and Emery admitted that at first, PSG weren’t his first choice as he wanted to join either Barcelona or Real Madrid.The former Sevilla coach spoke about this transfer as he said, according to Sports Keeda:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“When I met his father, and himself, at home, the player wanted to go to Madrid or Barca, and it was the club and me who told him that he had to be in France.”“Historically, this type of French player, who was just 18 years old and was starting to show up, was leaving France, and as a Frenchman, you must be proud to have Mbappe at PSG.”“The French must be happy that he stays in France, because before the players like him, like [Thierry] Henry, went to England or Spain.”last_img read more

Police Stations To Be Equipped With HighSpeed Internet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, July 23 (JIS): Police stations are to be equipped with high-speed Internet as the Government deepens the penetration of broadband service across the island.The initiative is being undertaken through the Universal Service Fund (USF), which is financed by taxes collected from phone calls coming into the country.“For the last couple of years, the Government has built out an islandwide broadband network, connecting our schools, libraries, post offices and more recently health centres and hospitals. Now we will be doing police stations,” said Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson.The State Minister, who was speaking to JIS News at the third annual Edufocal Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on July 22, said the purpose of this initiative is to give rise to a more developed society.“This was done as part of our commitment to ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has access to computer technology and the Internet. All of this is building a digital society for transformation and development,” he said.The Edufocal Excellence Awards was held to honour the top 10 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) students, who accessed the fun and interactive online Edufocal learning platform to prepare for their examinations.The students selection were based on “time spent on the platform and how well they did,” said Chief Executive Officer of Edufocal Limited, Gordon Swaby. Some of the GSAT awardees were also a part of the Government’s Tablets in School pilot project.According to the Minister of State, “we distributed just under 25,000 tablets to 38 schools and teachers. We are now working out the details to see how we can get tablets in every school in Jamaica.”Testimonials given by teachers and parents of GSAT and CSEC students praised Edufocal for its ability to produce successful students. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Related Items:high speed internet, jamaica, police station, Universal Service Fundlast_img read more

N Bengal districts to witness heavy rainfall in next 48 hours

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Center at Alipore predicted heavy rainfall in some of the North Bengal districts in the next 48 hours whereas South Bengal districts may receive light to moderate rainfall.The city is expected to witness scattered rainfall in the next two days. According to a senior official at MeT office, a low pressure trough has formed over the Gangetic plains that will be further intensify from Saturday. This will bring heavy rainfall in North Bengal. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe districts that will receive maximum rainfall in North Bengal are Alipurduar, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. The other districts may also receive heavy rainfall, weather office predicted. The situation will improve in North Bengal from Monday.People in South Bengal may experience sultry and discomfort weather as the humidity level is predicted to go up in the next few days.Though some parts of the city and adjoining districts may receive scattered rainfall on Saturday and Sunday, it will fail to bring the discomfort level down. The city’s air will be filled with water vapour resulting in the rise of humidity, a senior weather official said on Friday.It may be mentioned that some parts of North 24-Parganas, Nadia, South 24-Parganas and several parts of the city received moderate rainfall on Friday afternoon.Rain lasted for nearly half an hour in North 24-Parganas and Nadia accompanied by lightning. The traffic movement was slow on some stretches in the afternoon after rainfall.last_img read more