Employee of Cuban embassy in Paris was armed when facing Reporters Without Borders

first_img News Receive email alerts Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet CubaAmericas RSF_en Follow the news on Cuba Video footage of the violent attack on Reporters Without Borders activists outside the Cuban embassy in Paris on 24 April shows that one of the embassy ‘s employees was armed. Reporters Without Borders is supporting a complaint alleging “threat with a firearm” that has been filed against the unidentified employee by a journalist who was hit during the incident. Vega took this step after discovering that the employee can be seen loading a revolver outside the embassy perimeter in the video that Vega recorded during the incident. Vega was badly beaten in the face by a member of the embassy in the course of the incident, and he was re-examining the videotape in an attempt to identify his assailant when he spotted the armed employee.He previously registered a complaint at the headquarters of the investigative police in Paris alleging “deliberate violence resulting in eight days of disability.” He included this accusation in the new complaint he filed on 14 October with a senior investigating judge.”Not only did members of the embassy come out with iron bars to hit us, but one of them was carrying a firearm, which he loaded while outside the embassy,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said today. “This new element is extremely serious – it is unacceptable that persons linked to a foreign embassy commit such offences on French territory,” he added.In the 24 April protest, some 15 Reporters Without Borders activists together with a number of leading literary and artistic figures went to the Cuban embassy in Paris to hand in a letter to the ambassador calling for the release of 26 journalists who had been arrested three weeks earlier and sentenced to up to 27 years in prison. News May 6, 2020 Find out more October 12, 2018 Find out more Organisation When the ambassador refused to receive the letter, the activists put chains around the embassy’s entrance in a symbolic protest, and handcuffed themselves to its railing together with the personalities present. Members of the embassy came out and punched and beat them with iron bars. The ambassador himself, Eumelio Caballero Rodríguez, accompanied his employees, giving them instructions.Several journalists present were also hit, including Vega, a photographer with the French daily 20 Minutes, and a cameraman with the Spanish television station TVE. Vega’s lawyer, Serge Lewisch, said doctors have told him that some of the symptoms resulting from the blows he received will never go away, that he will have to receive constant medical follow-up care.See images of the events :- Real player – Quicktime (display) :center_img October 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further CubaAmericas – Quicktime (download) : News News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Reporters Without Borders announced today that it is supporting a complaint filed on 14 October by news photographer Ricardo Vega against an unidentified employee of the Cuban embassy. The complaint alleges “threat with a firearm” and “complicity” in the use of violence by embassy staff to break up a protest outside the embassy by Reporters Without Borders activists on 24 April. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago October 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Employee of Cuban embassy in Paris was armed when facing Reporters Without Borderslast_img read more

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THE MARY KAY FOUNDATIONSM ANNONCE UN PREMIER BÉNÉFICIAIRE ALLEMAND DE LA BOURSE POSTDOCTORALE MONDIALE…

first_img Twitter Pinterest Dr. Sebastian Diegeler, PhD, ein Strahlenbiologe und Immunologe aus Deutschland, der erste Empfänger des neuen International Postdoctoral Scholars in Cancer Research Fellowship am UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 TAGS  THE MARY KAY FOUNDATIONSM ANNONCE UN PREMIER BÉNÉFICIAIRE ALLEMAND DE LA BOURSE POSTDOCTORALE MONDIALE POUR LA RECHERCHE SUR LE TRAITEMENT DES CANCERS CHEZ LA FEMME Facebook Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleoat020821 Margulies_C20210201.jpgNext articleTHE MARY KAY FOUNDATIONSM KONDIGT DE EERSTE DUITSE ONTVANGER VAN DE WERELDWIJDE POSTDOCTORALE BEURS AAN VOOR ONDERZOEK NAAR DE GENEZING VAN KANKER BIJ VROUWEN Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Woods Acquires Palmer & Radclyffe

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Woods Acquires Palmer & Radclyffe previous nextAgencies & PeopleWoods Acquires Palmer & RadclyffeThe Negotiator19th January 201701,376 Views Woods, the South Devon estate agency group, has expanded with the acquisition of the BoveyTracey estate agency, Palmer & Radclyffe.Palmer & Radclyffe has been trading from the same high profile premises in Bovey Tracey for the last 28 years. The acquisition follows the decision of principal, Victor Palmer, to retire. Although retired, he will still remain as a consultant to the business.The Bovey Tracey office will trade as Woods Palmer Radclyffe. Stephen Godsland who has managed the office for the last 15 years will continue in his role, along with the existing team of dedicated staff members.Woods Palmer Radclyffe is the eighth office of the Woods group, joining branches in Newton Abbot, Chudleigh, Kingsteignton, Paignton, St Marychurch, Chelston and Totnes, expanding its reach from the South Coast further north west into Dartmoor National Park.Nick Wood, the eponymous Director of Woods, said, “Woods and Palmer & Radclyffe have both been long standing members of the Experts in Property network and have often successfully worked together to sell properties. Now the even closer links to our offices can only be beneficial to all our clients.”Andy Pounsberry, fellow director of the Woods group, added, “I see great synergy between the new Bovey office and our existing offices, particularly in Chudleigh and Newton Abbot, with greater coverage and enhanced marketing for our listings.”Palmer & Radclyffe acquisition Woods January 19, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Oxford tops student survey for academic experience

first_imgOxford has risen to the top of mainstream universities in the academic experience category of the 2017 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.The University is seventh in terms of overall student experience, dropping three places from last year.Harper Adams University, located in Shropshire, specialises in the agricultural sector and tops both the academic experience and overall student experience rankings. However, Oxford is the highest ranking mainstream university for academic experience.After Harper Adams, Loughborough University comes top for overall student experience, whilst the University of St Andrews is second to Oxford for academic experience.Cambridge dropped 10 places to 29th in the overall student experience rankings, and comes sixth in terms of academic experience.More than 15, 000 undergraduates took part in the survey, which involved rating their university across 21 measures, giving a ranking on a seven-point scale from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”.Oxford came seventh for student social life and 13th for student facilities. Out of all the categories, it ranked lowest in student welfare, coming in at 19th.A representative from the Oxford branch of Student Minds told Cherwell: “This reinforces our concern that structural welfare care at Oxford is sorely lacking. Students are largely unaware of where to turn during times of welfare crisis, or of the resources at their disposal. There is also very little focus on ways of maintaining student day-to-day mental health and welfare during term time.”This reflects some student opinion, as fears persist that Oxford pursues academic excellence at the expense of pastoral care. A second-year St Catherine’s law undergraduate told Cherwell: “Academically, Oxford is really great with attentive tutors and well-known lecturers. But that doesn’t make up for the high-pressure environment that lacks a serious support system.”Another St Catherine’s law undergraduate criticized the teaching system itself, stating: “Oxford’s lectures are good, but for some subjects badly planned in correspondence with the material studied by students.”A second-year St Hugh’s history undergraduate commented in a similar vein, telling Cherwell: “I’ve been very fortunate with tutors here who are top of their game and genuinely so interested in their specialist areas, but I do often feel that they’re more invested in their own research than you.” However, she did note that Oxford students often forget how lucky they are seeing tutors almost one-on-one each week.The University of Oxford has been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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Climate justice petition calls for end of polluter recruitment events

first_imgOCJC is a student-led campaign founded on the conviction that Oxford University should use its enormous financial and cultural influence for environmental justice in a changing climate. OCJC recently disrupted a Glencore recruitment event, branding the Swiss mining company “climate criminals”, and continues to target divestment within specific JCRs, passing nine motions last Hilary Term. The petition, which has amassed over 150 signatures, accuses the University of “lending legitimacy to the notion that these climate-destroying corporations have any place in a sustainable and just future.’’ The Oxford Climate Justice Campaign (OCJC) has launched a petition demanding Oxford University and affiliates such as The Careers Service end the “hosting and promoting of recruitment events and job opportunities for fossil fuel companies”. Divestment from fossil fuels is central to the OCJC’s project. OCJC coordinator Pascale Gourdeau told Cherwell: “Fossil fuel companies such as BP are directly responsible for the suffering and destruction caused by climate change, particularly in vulnerable communities across the global South. The OCJC website says: “We are part of the fast-growing, international Fossil Free movement, which works to cut support of the fossil fuel industry in major institutions.” The Campaign claims the presence of fossil fuel companies at careers and freshers’ fairs, networking events and panel talks are examples of the University ignoring both its responsibility as an “institution of knowledge” to act on scientific evidence and its commitment to students. While pushing for increased transparency, they call for the University’s fossil fuel investments to go through a “negative screening process” and encourage investment into “fossil free” alternatives. The Climate Justice Campaign is a part of the Fossil Free movement, a global campaign that operates within multiple communities to “build a future free from the injustice of climate change, and free from the profiteering fossil fuel industry that drives it.” “We also encourage employ- ers to demonstrate other ethical credentials such as membership of Stonewall, B-Corp, Living Wage Foundation, Mindful Employer, and ECU Race Charter; and do not promote unpaid internships or paid-for internships. The University is currently developing an ambitious Sustainability Policy, which will shape the activities of the Careers Service and the wider University in the longer term.” A representative from the Oxford Careers Service told the Cherwell: “The Careers Service offers an impartial service which allows students to make informed choices about their futures through access to employers and professional networks. We are actively exploring ways to help students make more informed decisions about organisations’ approaches to sustainability. For example, we are currently working with experts at the Smith School, the Said Business School, and the Oxford Martin School, as well as with the Oxford SU, to develop a tool that would allow students to access recruiters’ sustainability credentials at Careers Fairs and other events – helping them to make more informed choices. Yet, the Climate Justice Campaign has called their attempts to divest “watered-down”. The University defends its current stance on divestment, pointing to its informative body, the Oxford Energy Network which works to “tackle the social, economic and political challenges of sustainable energy for all”, and to its Environmental Sustainability Policy which has diminished the university’s carbon footprint since 2008. “Their attempts to recruit young minds are a flagrant refusal to acknowledge their own unsus- tainable role in our society. Their tactic to silently cancel recruitment events should not go unnoticed. This is why we are calling on the university to officially exclude fossil fuel companies from recruitment events and careers fairs. These companies are not serious about the climate crisis, and don’t deserve a place on campus.”last_img read more

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Torquay-based Hallett’s Bakers

first_imgsays it has made the largest ever scone. The scone weighed 26kg – 700 times bigger than a standard one. Once the scone had cooled, it was topped with 12.5kg of clotted cream and 10kg of strawberry jam, then served to more than 300 people attending a cream tea festival in the Devon town. Helen Hallett (pictured), who runs the bakery with husband Mel and son Christopher, said it had taken three weeks and nine attempts to make the scone.last_img

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Scotmid scoops convenience retailer accolade

first_imgScotmid Co-operative has been named Convenience Retailer of the Year at the 2015 Convenience Retail Awards (CRAs).The store also won the Best Multiple Store for the third consecutive year and Best Customer Service gongs in the awards run by British Baker’s sister titles Convenience Store and The Grocer.Scotmid’s Moredun store was awarded the Energy Efficient Store of the Year award, its second national award win in the same week, following its success in the Sustainable Retailer of the Year category at the Scottish Grocer Awards on Thursday 12 March 2015.Scotmid has placed a major focus on its bakery offer of late and has linked up with a number of bakeries north of the border.Craig McAulay, Stockbridge store manager, said: “I’m absolutely gobsmacked. It’s a great achievement for the store, myself and Scotmid as a whole and I think it’s been a big team effort right throughout the whole year. I think we won because we’re trying to give something different to the customers, and we’ve given them what they asked for, such as an artisan local bakery.”Kevin Plant, operations director for Scotmid, said: “Stockbridge is the latest offering of our premium black format, which combines smart design with an upmarket range and strong focus on delicious local produce. We’re delighted that the store has been recognised for its consistently high standards and its commitment to local suppliers and the community.”Scotmid’s Stephen Brown, local sourcing and diversification manager, will be live during British Baker’s webinar this Thursday, discussing the reasons behind the c-store chain’s decision to join up with craft bakery chains in Scotland. Sign up here to listen to Brown and other industry professionals for the latest in bakery retail, as well as your chance to question them.last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Conclude Vegas Run With Jennifer Hartswick And Natalie Cressman [Gallery/Setlist]

first_imgLoad remaining images Just one day after performing a monster four-set showing at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the indomitable musical force of Umphrey’s McGee returned to the storied venue to close out a two-night run in style. While not the thematically resounding performance as an “UMBowl,” the band was able to relax after completing the four quarter challenge and rock out with a show full of highlights.The band opened up with “You Got The Wrong Guy > Speak Up,” keeping things grooving with some of their classic tunes in the first set. “Bridgeless,” “Hajimemashite,” “Dump City,” “Nemo” and “In the Kitchen” all made appearances in the first half, allowing fans old and new to enjoy the band’s potented brand of musical magic. After “Nemo,” the band brought out horn players Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman to join in on two classics, UM’s “Red Tape” and Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough.”After a brief respite, the band returned to the stage for the second half of this incredible show. There, the group got into tracks like “Attachments” and “1348,” including a fun “Woody Woodpecker” theme prior to the latter. After more UM classics like “The Triple Wide > Bridgeless” and “Puppet String,” the band made their biggest bust out of the night: Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.” Played for the first time since 5/25/97 (991 shows), UM welcomed out Jennifer Hartswick to sing the lead on the tune. Hartswick is an impressive vocalist, and there’s no doubt that she nailed it.Hartswick then remained on stage, bringing back Natalie Cressman to complete the horn section duo for “Women Wine and Song > Wife Soup.” The two Umphrey’s songs were only accentuated by the power of the horn section.The band returned to play “Controversy” in the encore, before welcoming the horn players back for the grand finale, “Bad Friday.” What a show! Next up for Umphrey’s McGee is a multi-night appearance at their famed Summer Camp Music Festival at the end of the month. You can check out the full setlist from last night’s show below, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 5/7/16Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > Speak Up, Bridgeless > Hajimemashite, Dump City, Nemo > In The Kitchen > Nemo, Red Tape[1], Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough[1]Set 2: Attachments, 1348, The Triple Wide > Bridgeless, Puppet String, No Ordinary Love[2], Women Wine and Song[1] > Wife Soup[1]Encore: Controversy > Bad Friday[1][1] with Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and Natalie Cressman on trombone[2] with Jennifer Hartswick on vocalsNotes:with Woody Woodpecker theme (George Tibbles and Ramey Idriss) tease before 1348last No Ordinary Love 05.25.2007 (991 shows)Photos were captured during night one by Phil Clarkin. See a full gallery below:last_img read more

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New Gorillaz Album To Feature De La Soul & Snoop Dogg Collaborations

first_imgBy now, Gorillaz fans are rolling their eyes at yet another headline that promises them a new album. However, all signs point to the imminent release of new Gorillaz music, as the band has shared many statuses from the studio. Today, even more details about the new album have emerged, as a new The Guardian interview with Pos of De La Soul revealed some exciting collaborators.“It comes when we feel we’ve got something that would be a great match for an artist. With Damon, it was easy because we love working with him,” says Pos. “We’re about to be on the new Gorillaz album. Snoop was also performing on the record when we were over there. He pulled us to the side and said: ‘Hey man, we’ve never worked together, can we get this going?’”So, not only will we see De La Soul on the new album, but Snoop Dogg as well! As of now, no formal announcement about the new Gorillaz album has been made, but rest assured it is in the works and more information will be coming soon. We can’t wait!last_img read more

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Incoming student dies in traffic accident

first_imgRebecca Draper Townsend, a member of the incoming class of 2019, died Thursday after being struck by a car during a local Fourth of July celebration, according to a University spokesperson.Townsend, a native of Brookfield, Connecticut, and a friend were hit just after the beginning of a fireworks show. There were no crosswalks available in the area of the accident, and police have not determined if they were crossing the road at the time, according to WFSB, a local television station.Townsend and her friend were transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short while later. Her friend is in serious but stable condition, police said.Townsend graduated last month with honors from Immaculate High School in Danbury, Connecticut, according to her obituary. News of her death quickly spread to the class of 2019’s Facebook page, where a memorial post appeared at 9 a.m.“Father Jenkins has offered his deepest condolences on behalf of the University to Rebecca’s family, several of whom have graduated from Notre Dame,” vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffman Harding said in an email. “Please keep Rebecca and her family in your prayers, and know that each of you are also in our prayers as we prepare for the start of a new academic year next month.”Townsend will be commemorated at the welcome mass for new students in late August, the email said.Tags: Class of 2019, Student deathlast_img read more

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