TV journalist briefly kidnapped, threatened with same fate as journalist killed in 2000

first_img April 28, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa July 3, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called on the Mozambican authorities today to protect Jeremias Langa, the news director of the privately-owned television station Soico TV (STV). He was briefly kidnapped at gun-point on 27 January in Maputo and threatened with the same fate as journalist Carlos Cardoso – killed in 2000 – if he continued to “talk to much.” Follow the news on Mozambique MozambiqueAfrica Help by sharing this information News Joint letter to Mozambique’s president about journalist’s disappearance Organisation News to go further Reports February 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist briefly kidnapped, threatened with same fate as journalist killed in 2000 November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders called on the Mozambican authorities today to protect Jeremias Langa, the news director of the privately-owned television station Soico TV (STV), who was briefly kidnapped at gun-point on 27 January in Maputo and threatened with the same fate as journalist Carlos Cardoso – killed in 2000 – if he continued to “talk to much.”The press freedom organisation said Langa’s kidnapping was preceded by an armed threat against him in October in which the police investigation achieved nothing. It also pointed out that the latest incident had come just a few days after one of Cardoso’s convicted killers was returned to prison, and that it had revived old concerns. “Violence against the press and impunity for the perpetrators should finally be a thing of the past,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But to achieve this goal, the Mozambican authorities must take this attack seriously rather than finding excuses for not carrying out an immediate investigation.”The organisation added that the authorities should protect Langa until they had caught those who carried out the attack and its instigators, if there was any.Langa said he was held up by two gunmen “of African race, in their 30s” in the Maputo suburb of Malhangalene on the evening of 27 January. Threatening him with their pistols, they got into his Toyota Corolla with him. One took the wheel while the other kept his gun trained on Langa in the back seat.”You talk to much,” said the man pointing his gun at Langa. “You’re a journalist who talks to much. You are going to be given a lesson that will make you shut up. Your are going to die like Carlos Cardoso.”Langa told Reporters Without Borders he made an effort to say nothing in reply and to keep calm. “You are saying nothing, but you talk too much on your TV station,” his assailants kept saying during the half hour that the abduction lasted.They finally threw him out of the car as they passed a restaurant a few kilometres from the city centre. Displaying their pistols one last time, they said: “Say anything at all, and you’ll be killed.”In the October incident, Langa was accosted by three men, two of whom were armed, as he approached his car after leaving his office. One of them said to him: “Journalist bastard, we’ll get you.” Langa told Reporters Without Borders the police took no action and, when he enquired, they said they had “mislaid the complaint.”He said he did not know the precise motives for these attacks, but he assumed his frequent comments of a political nature on the air on STV during interviews with Mozambican personalities could expose him to reprisals. MozambiqueAfrica last_img read more

Toomey adds CUNA-supported amendment to Senate panel-approved relief package

first_imgIn the midst of Thursday’s Senate Banking Committee markup of a broad regulatory relief package for financial institutions, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) introduced a CUNA-supported amendment to provide even more respite from the burden of rules that credit unions and others face. It was adopted 13-9 with bipartisan support.Toomey’s provision would increase the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) examination threshold to $50 billion in assets–five times the current $10 billion cutoff.CUNA and the Independent Community Bankers of America are the only two credit union or bank trade associations that have worked to support this higher threshold. CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer Sam Whitfield said CUNA appreciates the regulatory relief efforts of Toomey and all the senators who are working to move reforms forward in Congress.CUNA strongly supports the change, although only a small number of credit unions fall above the $10 billion mark, because raising the cap would be recognition that credit unions have a different incentive structure as not-for-profit financial institutions. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Shabu,’ firearm seized in Toboso

first_imgFive sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P2,500 were seized from 46-year-old Danny Arcesio and 44-year-old Jesus Genon, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Two persons were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Bug-ang, Toboso, Negros Occidental. The suspects were detained in the lockup facility of the Toboso municipal police station, facing charges./PN When frisked, they yielded a .38-caliber revolver with three live bullets. Arcesio and Genon – all residents of Barangay Dian-ay, Escalante City – were nabbed after they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 3:10 a.m. on June 21, it added.last_img read more

Caz boys basketball delivers sectional win over Westhill

first_imgThings did not look good early, with the Warriors jumping out to a 21-12 lead, fueled by a trio of 3-pointers from Zach Brown, the lone holdover from Westhill’s last state championship team in 2017.Yet after Brown picked up his second foul, Cazenovia’s defense picked up, and over the last 6 1/2 minutes of the half the Lakers held the Warriors without a field goal, ultimately gaining a 31-24 lead early in the third quarter.Not going away, Westhill hung close until a surge early in the final period where eight consecutive points from James Kelley inched the Warriors in front 43-42. But that may have proven a spark for the Lakers’ fast finish. Countering with an 11-3 run to take the lead for good, Cazenovia got key baskets from Alex Moesch and Patrick Linck, and found itself carrying a 53-46 advantage with less than two minutes left.Getting to the end wasn’t easy, with missed free throws in the final minute allowing Westhill to climb back within three, 57-54, before a Moesch free throw. Then, on the ensuing possession, senior Ryan Romagnoli got a big steal and, when fouled, sank the ensuing free throws.Even a Liam Sanborn 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left could not save the Warriors as Moesch, with two more successful foul shots, sealed it.Romagnoli, who hit big outside shots throughout the night, led the Lakers with 16 points. Moesch earned 11 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter as Linck had 13 points and Ty Freyer got nine points. Kelley (19 points) and Brown (14 points) paced Westhill.Two days later, Cazenovia watched as Lowville took apart Camden 77-36, which only emphasized the challenge the Lakers faced as it tried to pull off a shocker and move on to Saturday’s semifinal at SRC Arena against Marcellus or Mount Markham. Tags: boys basketballCazenovia Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story In the course of conquering a long-term nemesis, the Cazenovia boys basketball team earned an opportunity to go after another opponent that is just as imposing.The no. 8 seed Lakers held off no. 9 seed Westhill 62-57 in Thursday night’s opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs at Buckley Gym, avenging a regular-season defeat to the Warriors and earning a likely trip to meet top seed and defending champion Lowville in next Tuesday’s quarterfinals.Both Cazenovia and Westhill had 12-8 overall records, and the Warriors had prevailed 52-48 when they went head-to-head on Dec. 23. Still, the playoff rematch was on Cazenovia’s home floor because the Lakers had more ranking points accumulated during the season.last_img read more

Raiders, NFL ask judge to toss Oakland’s antitrust lawsuit

first_imgThe Raiders and NFL are asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by Oakland, arguing the city’s claims “turn antitrust on its head” and are a “striking perversion of antitrust law.”Attorneys for the team, league and its 31 other franchises laid out their legal arguments for the first time in court papers filed March 1. Spero is expected to rule on June 7 whether to dismiss the lawsuit. Both sides met for the first time in San Francisco before U.S. District Judge Joseph C. Spero on Friday …last_img read more

Quick Tip: Exporting Multiple Timelines in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgIt’s easy to export multiple videos simultaneously using this Adobe Premiere Pro quick tip.Exporting footage directly in Premiere Pro can be incredibly frustrating because it essentially locks up your entire program. This is especially annoying if you are working on a project with a quick turn-around.Thankfully, the good people at Adobe have made exporting multiple timelines in Adobe Premiere Pro super-easy. This feature can run in the background and allows you to run multiple timelines simultaneously without freezing up your entire workflow.It’s a pretty easy concept to understand. Simply follow these quick steps:1. Export MediaSelect your desired timeline and navigate to File>Export>Media, or use the keyboard and hit Command+M.2. Adjust Export Settings as NeededAdjust your export settings to your desired preferences. If you need help with this, you can learn more in our Everything You Need to Know About Exporting Video post.3. Click “Queue”After you hit the Queue button, Adobe Media Encoder will automatically open (if it’s not open already.) The video should pop up as an item in the list.4. Repeat as NeededContinue to add all of your desired files to the queue.5. Click the “Play” Button in Adobe Media EncoderHit the green “play” button in Adobe Media Encoder to begin exporting. You can also change your export settings by selecting the yellow text.There are two distinct advantages to using this method to export video files. The main reason is you can export multiple videos instead of just one. This allows you to finish editing all of your videos then export in one big batch.Another advantage is the fact that it uses Adobe Media Encoder instead of Premiere Pro. This is important because it means you can simultaneously edit video and export at the same time. This can definitely save a lot of time.Want to see more Premiere Pro quick tips? Check out the following posts here on PremiumBeat:Premiere Pro Quick Tip: Copying Multiple EffectsQuick Tip: Creating Extended Markers in Premiere ProPremiere Pro Quick Tip: Match FrameHave any other advice for exporting multiple timelines? Any Premiere Pro secrets you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant to attend Fiba World Cup 2019 draw next month

first_imgFILE: Kobe Bryant attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFPKobe Bryant, still one of the biggest stars in basketball even years after his retirement, will headline the star-studded Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 draw on March 16 in Shenzhen, China.The NBA great, who is also the World Cup’s global ambassador, will help carry out the draw that will determine the groupings for the 32-country event slated this August in eight cities in China.ADVERTISEMENT Singer Jason Derulo has been tapped to perform at the event, which will be open to public for the first time, while Yao Ming, China’s biggest basketball star, is expected to attend.The draw procedures will be made public in the days leading up to the event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesFourteen spots for the World Cup are still up for grabs and the Philippines is hoping to occupy one of the slots.The Filipinos must win their next two games in the final window of the Asian Qualifiers happening this week to get a shot at the Worlds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PBA D-League: AMA routs McDavid in top draft pick Joshua Munzon’s debut ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,103.51, up 7.44 points)Pure Technologies Ltd. (TSX:PUR). Technology. Up $4.47, or 100.68 per cent, to $8.91 on 13.2 million shares. The Calgary-based water pipeline technology and inspection company says it has agreed to be sold for more than half a billion dollars to New York-based Xylem Inc.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 22 cents, or 3.10 per cent, to $7.31 on 9.7 million shares. Saskatoon-based medical marijuana producer CanniMed Therapeutics (TSX:CMED) (Down six cents, or 0.30 per cent, to $19.87 on 159,202 shares) is seeking regulatory action in both Saskatchewan and Ontario, the company’s latest push back against a hostile takeover attempt by Aurora Cannabis. CanniMed has applied to securities regulators in both provinces to have Aurora’s hostile offer be considered an “insider bid,” and be treated as such.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up $1.09, or 4.30 per cent, to $26.45 on 4.7 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 49 cents, or 2.52 per cent, to $19.91 on 4.5 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 59 cents, or 4.38 per cent, to $14.06 on 3.9 million shares.Fortune Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FT). Miner. Up one cent, or 3.70 per cent, to 28 cents on 3.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Onex Corp. (TSX:ONEX). Industrials. Up 53 cents, or 0.55 per cent, to $96.07 on 127,657 shares. The Toronto-based private equity company says it has agreed to acquire a U.S. company that manages hundreds of sports, entertainment and business venues including Soldier Field, home to the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Onex didn’t disclose how much it will pay for privately held SMG Holdings Inc., in partnership with its existing management team. The deal is expected to close in early 2018.last_img read more

Three kids charred to death after transformer explodes

first_imgGreater Noida: Three children were charred to death in a fire triggered by a blast in an electronic transformer in sector phi-III of Greater Noida on Wednesday afternoon. Victim’s family members alleged laxity on part of the electricity department as they made several complaints regarding malfunctioning of the transformer but no one responded.According to police, the deceased were identified as Rinku (13), Golu (8) and Sagar (8), all natives of sector phi-III in Greater Noida. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAs per reports, the incident occurred around 3:00 pm when the children were playing cricket near the transformer. “They were playing cricket at the road near transformer room and entered the room fetch their cricket ball. However, the transformer exploded and all the three children failed to escape the room and were charred in the fire,” an eyewitness said. Meanwhile, the family members have alleged that the transformer has been installed in a room situated at a boundary walled plot but the gates always remained open. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”We have made several complaints to the electricity department about malfunctioning of this particular transformer but no one ever paid heed to them. Moreover, no attendant was ever appointed in the transformer room while the gates of the plot and shutter of room, where transformer was placed, remained open always,” said one of victim’s family members. Police officials said that they will lodge an FIR into the matter and will investigate. “Police were informed around 4 pm and a team rushed to the spot. We found that the three children were completely charred in the fire triggered by an explosion in electricity transformer. The bodies have been sent for the post-mortem while samples have been collected by forensic team. We will register an FIR into the case and will investigate the matter,” said Shwetabh Pandey, Circle officer-I, Greater Noida. The parents of these deceased kids were working at construction sites. The transformer was placed at the sub station of Noida Power Company limited (NPCL). Following the incident, senior police officials along with officials from NPCL reached the spot. A compensation of Rs 5 lakh was announced for the family members of all three children by NPCL board, said Shwetabh Pandey.last_img read more

Heavy rains, flooding in western Afghanistan kill 7 people

first_imgKabul: An Afghan official says at least seven people have been killed as heavy rains and flooding swept through the country’s western Herat province. Heavy snowfall across Afghanistan this winter had cut off many areas, raising fears of severe floods in the spring. So far this year, 63 people have died as heavy rains and flooding swept away their homes. Said Hamid Mubarez, the federal disaster and humanitarian director in Herat, says the flash floods on Thursday evening swept away eight people riding in two cars in the district of Karukh. Seven died while one survivor was injured. In March, seven people, including five children, died elsewhere in Herat as a result of flooding. Hundreds of homes have been damaged and hundreds of cattle killed.last_img read more