Shooting attack on Salta radio station, Buenos Aires station off the air after break-in

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world ArgentinaAmericas Shots were fired with a big-calibre firearm at Radio FM Cerrillos, a local station based in San José de los Cerrillos, in the northern province of Salta, on 26 November but no one was injured although it is located in the house where station’s owner and his family live. The unidentified gunmen fled immediately after the shooting.Luisa Tilca, the wife of owner Carlos Villanueva, was hosting the morning programme when three shots were fired at the door to the radio station and one passed within a few centimetres of her. Villanueva’s two sons, aged 17 and 18, were also present at the time of the attack.It was the second attack on the station in three months. Villanueva’s car was sent on fire inside the house’s garage on 24 August, with one of his sons sustaining serious burns in the ensuring blaze.The Villanueva family regards the shooting as a murder attempt but does not know the identity of either the perpetrator or instigator. “None of the radio station’s seven employees has any political or activist links,” Villanueva told Reporters Without Borders.He acknowledged that he had sometimes been very critical of the municipal government and its mayor, Humberto Rubén Corimayo, during the past 14 months but he said he was just exercising the media’s right to inform.After Villanueva reported the “murder attempt” to the police, Salta government Manuel Urtubey expressed his support and promised that all possible resources would be deployed to ensure that the investigation was successful. So far no suspect has been identified. Given the previous case of violence against the station, Reporters Without Borders hopes there will be an active investigation that produces quick results.Meanwhile, FM Nueva Generación, a community radio station in San Martín (in Buenos Aires province), has been off the air since a break-in on 18 November. Unidentified intruders forced the entrance door and removed the transmission equipment without taking anything else, the station’s coordinator, Luis Medina, told Reporters Without Borders. The press freedom organization voices its support for the station and will help it to replace its equipment. RSF_en Organisation July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts December 1, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shooting attack on Salta radio station, Buenos Aires station off the air after break-in Follow the news on Argentina to go furthercenter_img ArgentinaAmericas News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites News Help by sharing this information News News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia December 4, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocations

first_imgEmail Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSFine GaellimerickPatrick O’DonovanSenator Maria ByrneSports Capital Grantssports infrastructure Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsCommunityLimerick clubs benefit from capital grant allocationsBy Editor – November 29, 2017 1745 Facebook Previous articleCCTV system expanded to 14 Limerick townsNext articleLimerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work Editor WhatsApp Printcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Sports grants89 clubs and organisations in Limerick and Clare are to receive €2,465,629 of the €30 million available in Sports Capital Grants.Confirming the allocations, Limerick City Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said they will help to develop sports infrastructure in the city and county.She also paid tribute to former Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Patrick O’Donovan for simplifying the application process for clubs and organisations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Minister O’Donovan significantly shortened the application form, and published a helpful guide to the application process.There were also a series of regional workshops to assist applicants. I know from speaking to local clubs and organisations these measures really helped with their applications,” she explained.“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash. It represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity is on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically.“Fine Gael is using our economic progress to invest in communities around the country and ensure that everyone can benefit. Sport is just one important element of this. In 2016, more than €22.8 million was paid out to 680 organisations to support the development of sports facilities and the purchase of sports equipment through the excellent Sports Capital Programme,” Senator Byrne concluded.More news herelast_img read more

Guyana reap rich rewards for investment

first_imgTHERE was a new name in the mix for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualification earlier this year, as Guyana reached the latter stages of a lengthy CONCACAF campaign.Although a member of CONCACAF, Guyana is situated at the northern end of the South American mainland and is the only English-speaking nation on the continental landmass.Guyana’s football pedigree at international level has, in truth, been modest since gaining independence in 1966. Progressing to the penultimate stage of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifying remains a standout achievement.But it is in women’s football where Guyanese investment over the past few years is starting to yield tangible rewards. The national side – the Lady Jags – qualified for the eight-nation 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Championship to provide an early insight into their potential.Guyana’s female footballers celebrate during their CONCACAF U-20 Championship campaign. (Photo compliments: CONCACAF)More recently, the U-20 side won an unprecedented six straight matches en route to the quarter-finals of the continental championship, falling just one step short of what would normally be the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualification round. Their charge was ended only by a strong Haiti side and their free-scoring forward Melchie Dumornay, with the Caribbean nation impressing in their maiden U-20 Women’s World Cup appearance at France 2018.The start of Guyana’s progression dates back some four years with the arrival of current Technical Director Ian Greenwood, and the national roll-out of a female-targeted grassroots campaign. Soon after came Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) first Women’s Development Officer, Tricia Munroe, such appointment being a central part of a national football development strategy.2018 proved to be even more significant with a women’s national league held and the international senior women’s programme re-launched. The nation also hosted matches in qualifiers for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.“This success is no accident,” Greenwood told FIFA.com about the U-20 team’s achievements. “It is clear evidence that the GFF’s national football philosophy and robust youth development strategy are producing top-class performers and coaches. The GFF ATC (Academy Training Centres) programme is regarded by FIFA/CONCACAF as a model of best practice for a youth development structure within the Caribbean region.“We have a national playing and coaching philosophy, which is implemented across all national teams, combined with an age-specific coaching curriculum.Coach education has reached new heights since 2016 with a record number of licensed coaches and instructors in Guyana. This new workforce of talented grassroots coaches is continually unearthing and nurturing new female talent.“Through Guyanese migration, we have a unique situation, which means we have a large talent pool abroad to select from, based in Canada, USA and the UK. These players significantly strengthen the group due to playing in stronger leagues.”Harnessing latent talent in a modest population of some 800 000 remains a challenge for the nation’s football leadership.“The country remains relatively underdeveloped, infrastructurally, resulting in most football venues having very little or no changing room or washroom facilities readily available for female players,” GFF president Wayne Forde told FIFA.com.“This has severely impacted the growth and development of the game at club and community level. However, despite these fundamental challenges, the female game remains most popular throughout our hinterland regions and is played spiritedly, year-round, by our indigenous tribes, where countless talented national team players have been discovered over the years.”There are more opportunities ahead for a clearly ambitious GFF. Guyana have qualified for this year’s CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship where three tickets to India will be up for grabs.“The recent performance of the U-20 women’s team was a watershed moment for the country, signalling to the powerhouses of CONCACAF that Guyana had arrived,” Greenwood added. “They represented the spirit of the Golden Arrowhead (Guyana’s National Flag) with heart, determination and self-belief throughout the competition.“The success of the team really caught the imagination of the general public in Guyana, which was fantastic for the football brand in a nation better known for its cricket. The team’s performances inspired a lot of young girls to get involved in football and showcased what we can do with the right approach.“We believe that the gap between the traditional big nations and the smaller nations is closing within our confederation.“We have key ambitions to move up the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking and our flagship goals are attaining FIFA top-60 ranking, CONCACAF top-10 ranking, CFU top-5 ranking, senior team Olympic qualification in 2024, and the ultimate target of World Cup qualification in 2027.”(FIFA.COM)last_img read more