TV journalist kidnapped three days ago, still missing

first_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Venezuela New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News August 25, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very relieved to learn that Nairobi Pinto, the Globovisión head of correspondants kidnapped by unidentified men on 6 April, was released unharmed yesterday.At a press conference a few minutes after her release, Pinto said she was not mistreated and thanked the local and international media for the publicity they gave to her abduction, which may have put pressure on her kidnappers.“Pinto’s release is a real relief,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We hope the investigation that is under way quickly establishes who was responsible for this crime.”Pinto was unable to say how many people abducted her because they kept her blindfolded all the time.“They always treated me well and never put a hand on me,” she said. “They fed me and never spoke in my presence. I was able to listen to the news regularly.” A special judicial police team is investigating her abduction.________09.04.2014: TV journalist kidnapped three days ago, still missingReporters Without Borders is very worried about TV journalist Nairobi Pinto, who has been missing since 6 April, when her sister saw two masked individuals kidnap her outside her home on the outskirts of Caracas.Pinto works for the TV news channel Globovisión as director of all its regional news bureaux. Her kidnappers have not contacted her family at any time since her abduction.“Journalists are on the front line at this particularly sensitive time in Venezuela, the victims of both police harassment and popular anger,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “We urge the authorities to shed light on this abduction without delay, and at the same time not to immediately rule out the possibility that it is linked to Pinto’s work as a journalist.”Commenting yesterday on her abduction, interior and justice minister Miguel Rodríguez said he thought members of opposition parties might have been responsible.But several news media have suggested that it might be linked to the political militancy of one of her close relatives, who is an active member of an opposition party. Nonetheless, those investigating her abduction say they have not as yet identified a motive.Venezuela is ranked 116th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela April 15, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist kidnapped three days ago, still missing Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img RSF_en News News VenezuelaAmericas Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas News January 13, 2021 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Panic buying prompts toilet roll rationing Down Under

first_imgDespite government assurances, there has been a run on some items at Australian supermarkets in recent days, with images on social media purportedly showing shelves stripped of goods such as toilet paper, pasta and canned food.Retailers have also experienced shortages of masks and hand sanitisers amid fears over the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 90,000 people and killed 3,100.The vast majority of cases have been in China, but South Korea, Italy and Iran have also emerged as hotspots.Australia has reported 41 confirmed cases of the virus, including one death.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had spoken to the country’s two major supermarket chains — Woolworths and its rival Coles — about their response to panic buying.”I can understand why people may be concerned, and go to supermarkets, and do those sorts of things. But the advice is that’s not necessary,” he told 2GB Radio on Wednesday.Topics : Australia’s biggest supermarket on Wednesday announced a limit on toilet paper purchases after the global spread of coronavirus sparked a spate of panic buying Down Under.Woolworths said the restriction of four packs of toilet paper per person would apply “to ensure more customers have access to the products”.”It will help shore up stock levels as suppliers ramp up local production and deliveries in response to higher-than-usual demand,” the company said in a statement.last_img read more

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West Ham left to sweat on Diafra Sakho’s thigh injury

first_img Sakho limped off with a thigh problem after stretching to shoot into the side-netting during the second half of the 1-1 draw against West Brom. His is the third injury to hit West Ham’s attacking resources after playmaker Dimitri Payet and winger Enner Valencia were hurt against Everton earlier this month. The Senegal forward will see a specialist to determine how long he will be on the sidelines, with manager Slaven Bilic admitting it “doesn’t look good”. “You can see injuries in every club and to be fair the number who are missing is not a lot, but the ones missing are key players who play in the same position,” added Bilic. “Valencia, Payet, and now Sakho. It is very hard to replace them.” The injuries to Payet and Valencia have meant a run in the team for Argentinian striker Mauro Zarate, who took his chance with a spectacular free-kick to open the scoring at Upton Park. However, Zarate’s fifth goal of the season was cancelled out by Rickie Lambert’s deflected strike after the break as West Brom rallied to earn a point. “We didn’t feel so good with the result,” Zarate told the club website. “We worked for the three points, and thought all week about taking them – doing the pressing, doing a good job, but it wasn’t enough. “We had to be 2-0 up after the first half. We were dangerous, with Manuel (Lanzini), Sakho and me we had many options. “But in the second half they scored so quickly and that killed us.” Press Association West Ham are waiting to hear the extent of the injury suffered by Diafra Sakho against West Brom on Sunday. Baggies frontman Soloman Rondon admitted the introduction of veteran striker Lambert changed the game. “We could have won the game in the second half but the draw is still a good result for us,” he told Albion’s website. “West Ham were a very good side and they worried us. “We didn’t do very well in the first-half but we changed it in the second-half. Rickie Lambert entered the pitch and the game was different. “I would have preferred to leave the stadium with three points but the game was very difficult. The point is very important for us and we now look ahead to Tottenham.” last_img read more

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During coronavirus isolation, family recreates Pirates of the Caribbean ride in their house.

first_imgIf you can’t go to Disney’s theme parks, then just build your own.As many families are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic by going through a period of self isolation, many are finding unique ways to spend their time. With the Disney parks closed, one family decided to recreate one of the company’s most famous rides in their living room.last_img

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Two Luxury Cars Stolen In One Night

first_imgThe last time a car was stolen in Rumson was on Sept. 22, from a home on Holly Tree Lane. The 2014 BMW X5 was recovered in damaged condition in New York City on Oct. 27, following an investigation by state police called Operation 17 Corridor.In 2011, three luxury cars were stolen from Rumson homes in July and August.When Rumson Police receive a car theft report, they enter it into a national crime database and notify the NJ State Police Auto Theft Task Force. Sometimes they take the extra step of contacting the Newark Police Dept. directly, Isherwood said.“There are auto theft rings based out of Newark Essex County area,” said Isher wood. “The cars can be stolen and resold on the black market,” he said. In some cases, the cars are loaded onto container ships and sent abroad, he said. RUMSON – Police are investigating reports of two vehicles stolen on the night of Wednesday, July 20.The unlocked cars were stolen out of the driveways of homes on Avenue of Two Rivers and Robin Road sometime between 9 p.m. and 5:45 a.m., according to Det. Sgt. Christopher Isherwood. The cars were identified as a 2016 Range Rover and a 2015 BMW X3. There were also reports by residents that their cars were rummaged through that night.“The common thread with these crimes is that the vehicles were not locked. It is imperative that residents keep vehicles locked and keep valuables somewhere secure,” said Isherwood.Oftentimes electronic key fobs are present in or near the vehicles, making it easy for thieves.“With this push button start in cars, it not like the old days like when you had to carry a key around. Sometimes people leave them in the car, or even on the kitchen counter,” said Isherwood. He explained that if the car is parked near the vicinity of the kitchen, for example, it could be possible to enter and easily start the car.last_img read more

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East Coast serial robber slapped with 10 charges

first_imgA self-confessed serial robber appeared before the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court on Thursday charged with a series of armed robberies on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD).Shemroy Hackett, 27, called ‘Donkey’ of Lot 137 Bare Root, Bachelor’s Adventure, ECD, pleaded not guilty to all ten charges and was remanded to prison until September 30. Hackett was positively identified during several identification parades conducted on Wednesday, in relation to six recent armed robberies, including one that was committed on the owner of R. Ramlogan General Store, Logwood, Enmore, last Monday.The defendant was apprehended following a high-speed chase and shoot-out with police. He was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition.In addition to the six robbery under arms charges, Hackett was also slapped with two counts of discharging a loaded firearm with intent, as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm and twelve rounds of matching ammunition.It was reported that sometime around 15:45h on August 29, four masked and armed men confronted the grocery shop owner and demanded cash and jewellery. The men subsequently carted off a quantity of valuables including a licensed handgun with fifteen rounds of ammunition, after assaulting the businessman.They then made their escape from the premises, hijacked a pink Toyota Raum bearing registration PNN 334 and proceeded in the vicinity of Bare Root, further up the Coast.However, they were observed by ranks of two patrols, and upon realising that they had attracted the attention of the Police, the men opened fire.In retaliation, the Police discharged several rounds at the vehicle, one of which shattered the back windscreen. The perpetrators abandoned the car and fled towards the backlands of Bare Root. They were pursued by the Police and Hackett was arrested with the unlicensed firearm and ammunition.A number of live rounds and spent shells were also found in the stolen car, which was taken into Police custody.Whilst in custody, the man also confessed to being a member of a gang which committed a series of armed robberies on the ECD.Police in ‘C’ Division (ECD) are currently working on vital information received to apprehend the three other bandits involved in the Enmore robbery and efforts are also being made to dismantle the gang which Hackette admitted to being a part of.last_img read more

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Diego Maradona’s crazy antics cause a stir

first_imgDiego Maradona is never far from controversy.The Hand of God legend stole the show during Argentina’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria. Maradona is an awful human being…….. #JustSaying— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 26, 2018 Maradona’s gesture was broadcast on live TV 2 Ferdinand said: “His career as a football player on the pitch was up there with the best, but unfortunately there are moments like this that do arrive. It is not nice to see that.”Lineker added: “Diego Maradona perhaps let himself down with his celebration.”And England’s Kyle Walker was among the many to react on Twitter. Maradona looked like a man possessed after Messi opened the scoring Maradona was pictured showing two middle fingers in the stands after Marcos Rojo’s late winner to send the Albiceleste through.He also danced with a female Nigeria fan and performed a bizarre Dracular-style cross in front of his chest when Lionel Messi put his country ahead.Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker were among those who condemned the 57-year-old’s antics.center_img 2 It’s exhausting being Maradona. pic.twitter.com/5n3xp8lUx5— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2018 Yes Diego, @dele_official says ‘hi’ pic.twitter.com/s3zLwcGDMV— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) June 26, 2018 No class.Some Class A, perhaps. He has form for that.But no true class.#Maradona #ARGNGR pic.twitter.com/bJGEnBAyZn— DES KELLY (@DesKellyBTS) June 26, 2018 Maradona perfectly describes the 4 stages of the semester pic.twitter.com/1XSjuU2vnh— illusigram (@illusigram) June 26, 2018talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Angel Gomes deserved chance

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Angel Gomes deserved chanceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Angel Gomes deserved his chance last week.Gomes featured in victory over Huddersfield.Solskjaer said, “It sends a signal to the boys that ‘you are close’, because they are. “They’ve done really well in training. When you get the chance to put a player out there for 15 minutes at Old Trafford to give him that experience, Angel was, of course, the one I wanted to put on. And we probably would have still done it if we’d needed a goal, as well, because he’s that sharp.” last_img

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9 months agoNapoli goalscorer Fabian Ruiz: Coppa Italia important for fans

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli goalscorer Fabian Ruiz: Coppa Italia important for fansby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli goalscorer Fabian Ruiz was delighted with victory over Coppa Italia opponents Sassuolo.He scored the second goal in a 2-0 victory, setting up a quarter-final date with Milan.“We know this is an important competition for Napoli, that this was a difficult game, but we did well,” the Spaniard told Rai Sport.“Now we have to focus on Sunday and the return of Serie A. Lazio are close to us and very ambitious, but we are on home turf and want to make the most of it.“The Coach has faith in me, so do my teammates and I have to keep working hard to earn my place.” last_img

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