Death threats force The New Herald correspondent to flee

first_img October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Reports News Receive email alerts February 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats force The New Herald correspondent to flee May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today that Olga Cecilia Vega, a correspondent for the Miami-based Spanish-language daily The New Herald, was forced to flee the southern city of Florencia where she lived and worked because of repeated threats ever since she interviewed one of the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) last October.“Vega’s plight once again shows how the Colombian press is dying in the war zones,” the press freedom organisation said. “Journalists now have to choose between flight or death. Vega, who was already forced into exile once, is the second journalist to have to flee the region where they work since the start of the year.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Eight other journalists suffered the same fate last year. When will this exodus stop? We call on the Colombia authorities to shed every possible light on this case, in which state agents could be involved.”The Florencia region where Vega worked is a war zone. It was in this region that last October she interviewed Raúl Reyes, who is considered to be the FARC’s deputy commander. According to FLIP, a local press freedom group, two men went to her hotel on 28 January and told the manager: “Tell this ‘guerrilla’ that she has 48 hours to leave Florencia.”In the days prior to this visit, she had received anonymous phone calls telling her that the hotel where she lived would be blown up if she did not leave.Vega said she thought the threats were made by the state security agents who took to following her after her interview with Reyes and who were thought to be the source of rumours that she was Reyes’ mistress. Just before leaving Florencia on 1 February, Vega received a visit in her office from two men who confirmed they had followed her and gathered information about her.While working for RCN Radio in 2002, Vega was the target of two attempts on her life and threats from the right-wing paramilitaries of the United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia (AUC) while she was covering peace talks with the FARC. As a result, she had to leave Colombia for several months.Two armed men who are arrested in March 2005 were found to be in possession of extensive videotape footage of her taken during the three months from January to March 2004. The two men were released soon afterwards. Follow the news on Colombia to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Newslast_img read more

Limerick Youth Service and Leargas inviting public to Erasmus Plus programme

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick Youth Service and Leargas inviting public to Erasmus Plus programmeBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2018 851 Email WhatsApp Limerick Youth Service have launched a new online live information chat service Young people graduate from Youth Employability Programme with Limerick Youth Service Teenagers get on their bikes in search of new opportunities Limerick Youth Service Limerick Youth Service and Leargas are inviting those interested in the Erasmus Plus programme, which outlines funding opportunities for European youth exchanges and projects, to an information workshop at Limerick Youth Service, 5 Lw Glentworth St, Limerick on Wednesday, April 18th from 10- 12pm.Delivered by staff from Leargas, the workshop will outline the many opportunities available through the Erasmus Plus Programme and the application process that accompanies it.The roadshow it suitable for youth, community, cultural and sporting organisations that work with youth people across the Midwest region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Erasmus Plus programme covers an variety of topics including supporting, young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in addition to art projects and youth participation to name but a few.Established in 1986, Leargas supports international exchanges and collaboration in the youth sector, mainly through the medium of European Commission-funded education and training programmes.A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service has decades of experience in participating in international youth exchanges.Interested parties are asked to register via eventbrite: youth-funding- opportunities-limerick- ys-tickets- 34719481905For more information place please contact Leo Gilmartin at [email protected] or 01-887120.More local news here. Linkedin TAGSAsylum seekersErasmus PlusLeargasLimerick Youth Servicerefugees Twittercenter_img Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nordic adventure for Northside teens Limerick Youth Service Calling for Additional Investment in Youth Work Sector Advertisement Previous articleLimerick writer Barney Sheehan passes awayNext articleKiller Molly avoids additional jail time over rules breach Staff Reporter Limerick Youth Service bakers create a special ‘Soviet Loaf’ Facebooklast_img read more

Limerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of…

first_img TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyLimerick Institute of TechnologyNews NewsEducationLimerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of THEA board for 2020By Staff Reporter – January 2, 2020 485 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Facebook Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of Limerick Institute of Technology.Picture Sean Curtin True Media.President of Limerick Institute of Technology, Professor Vincent Cunnane, assumes the chair of THEA for the 50th anniversary year of Technological Higher Education in Ireland.The Technological Higher Education Association is the representative advocacy body for Ireland’s technological higher education institutions, and professor Cunnane said he was “looking forward to my time in office as Chair of the THEA board for 2020”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “2020 marks a significant and challenging milestone in the development of higher education in Ireland,” he said, noting, “It marks fifty years of technological higher education, since the first Regional Technical Colleges came into being in 1970.”The LIT President said the “evolution” of the country’s technological education institutions “reflects the story of Ireland’s development.”“In 1970, there were about 12,000 third-level students in Ireland.  Today, there are some 250,000, with the RTCs and Institutes of Technology being central in a dramatic rise in student numbers since their foundation. In fact, the socio-economic profile of students in institutes of technology reflects that of Irish society as a whole.”Professor Cunnane believes Ireland will see a further evolution of IT’s in 2020 as they “progress towards Technological University designation, bringing with it all the challenges and opportunities that such a major change entail”.“It is our hope that 2020 will see a resolution of the sustainable funding issue for our institutions.  We expect that the report prepared for Government by Peter Cassells will finally be addressed and that a model of sustainable funding for higher education be agreed and put in place during my term of office as Chair of THEA.Commenting on his appointment, Dr Joseph Ryan, CEO of THEA said, “I am delighted to welcome Prof Vincent Cunnane as Chairperson of the Board of THEA and we look forward to an engaging and busy year working with Dr Cunnane. We are very grateful to Dr Annie Doona, President of IADT for her term of office during 2019. We also wish Dr Doona well as she retires from the Institute of Art, Design, & Technology, Dun Laoghaire to embrace other challenges during the year ahead.”Prof Cunnane’s term of office runs from 01 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. Limerick on Covid watch list Email Previous articleLimerick Hurling Team of the Decade: Right Corner ForwardNext articleKevin’s journey from special branch to the political heartland Staff Reporter Printcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Twitter Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blowlast_img read more

Local author pens cookbook

first_imgLatest Stories You Might Like Police recover stolen packages, ask for help Two male subjects have been brought into custody by the Troy Police Department following concerns of numerous packages being taken… read more Bradley said her cookbook, which is titled, “Blessings from My Family to Yours,” is not for people who are dieting or who are afraid of eating a little butter every once in a while.Bradley said choosing her favorite recipes to include in the cookbook was easier than she had imagined it would be and took a lot of influence from recipes handed down through her family.“I wanted to include down-home kind of recipes,” Bradley said. “Southern recipes and especially the mother and grandmother kind of favorite recipes. My grandmother’s fudge pie is in there, and my mother’s chocolate mousse. These are recipes from the people I love and the recipes they love.”With Bradley focusing more on a Southern-style cooking method, she understands she’s left the fancier side of cooking far behind her. By Blood Sugar Blaster Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Local author pens cookbook Book Nook to reopen In saying so, Bradley is kind of downplaying her expertise in the culinary arts, where she’s famous for a lot of “stuff” she prepares whether it’s for her family – her husband, five children and one grandson — or for a church dinner.Each member of Bradley’s immediate family has a favorite recipe, as do many of her friends. However, when Bradley started down her bucket list, she found “writing a cookbook” was at the top the list.  So, she got started and let her family know the cookbook was her project, even if she loved getting all of their suggestions.“They all had suggestions as to which recipes I should put in the book,” Bradley said, with a smile. “But I told them that this is my cookbook and I was going to put the recipes that I wanted in there – butter, cream and all.” Print Article Published 3:00 am Friday, December 5, 2014 Claire Bradley, above, has written her first cookbook with recipes she used to feed her children while they were growing up.Fame comes in different ways.Claire Bradley is famous for her stuffed potatoes.She says that laughingly because “that’s what I’m famous for.” Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Skip “I made what, for us, was a very fancy dinner but, when everybody sat down, they started looking around for the ketchup,” she said, laughing. “I decided right then, no fancy cooking for me.”And, in keeping with tradition of down-home Southern cooking, Bradley’s main cooking utensil is her iron skillet.“I could not cook without my iron skillet,” she said. “I use it for frying – which I admit that I do – and for baking. No kitchen should be without an iron skillet.”Because she’s been know to have a sweet tooth from a time or two, Bradley has included several of her favorite sweet treats in the cookbook. And while Bradley’s cookbook is packed full with her favorite recipes, she ensures every recipe, from the soups to the salads, from beginning to end, is quick and easy.“Blessings from My Family to Yours” is a bit different in that the sections are titled, “Beginning,” “Middle” and “End.” That’s how Bradley organized the recipes, not by breads, salads, veggies, etc. Bradley said the way she organized the cookbook was just exactly how she had wanted to organize them.“In today’s world, we don’t have a lot of time or take a lot of time to cook big meals so the recipes are quick, easy and good,” Bradley said. “I’ve always heard that a dish is only as good as the recipe. So, you don’t have to be a good cook to cook great food. You just have to have a good recipe.”Bradley’s “beginning” book signing for “Blessings for My Family to Yours” will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pink Parlor on The Square in Troy. Everyone is invited to share this time with the cook who is famous for her stuffed potatoes – and many more great quick, easy and good recipes. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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