Investigating attack on Monterrey TV studios a “test” for federal justice ministry

first_img May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Reports Organisation MexicoAmericas RSF_en Reporters Without Borders hopes for quick results from the investigation into yesterday’s armed attack in Monterrey (in the northeastern state of Nuevo León), in which gunmen threw a grenade and opened fire on the regional studios of the privately-owned national TV network Televisa and left a message criticising media coverage of drug trafficking. The federal justice ministry is leading the investigation.“Fortunately there were no victims, but this attack shows that organised crime is targeting national as well as local media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Solving this attack will be a new test for the government, which wants to make it a federal crime to use violence against the press.”The press freedom organisation added: “The reference in the gunmen’s message to government involvement in drug trafficking should obviously be treated with prudence, but should encourage the authorities to monitor what goes on in their own ranks. We hail the measures taken to protect the Televisa building and the two other national networks in Monterrey, TV Azteca and Multimedios.”Yesterday evening’s attack was carried out by masked men in two pickup trucks. Televisa’s management said 12 bullet impacts were found in the building’s entrance while the grenade damaged a workshop used by cameramen. No one was injured, but a journalist, Karina Garza Ochoa, received treatment for shockThe hand-written message left by the gunmen said: “Stop reporting only about us, also report about the narco-officials.”Troops and members of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) immediately set up a security cordon around the Televisa building and the Monterrey headquarters of TV Azteca Noroeste and Multimedios, while the federal justice ministry took charge of the investigation. The Nuevo León justice department said it was the first armed attack on a news organisation in the state.However, it was not the first time journalists have been the targets of violence in Nuevo León. The disappearance of TV Azteca Noroeste reporter Gamaliel López and cameraman Gerardo Paredes on 10 May 2007 in Monterrey has never been solved.Amado Ramírez, Televisa’s correspondent in Acapulco (in the southern state of Guerrero), was murdered on 6 April 2007, after the start of a federal offensive against organised crime. The investigation into Ramírez’s murder has been marred by many irregularities. Reporters Without Borders hopes for quick progress in the investigation into yesterday’s armed attack on the regional studios of the national TV network Televisa in Monterrey, which was claimed by drug traffickers. The federal justice ministry is in charge of the investigation. Follow the news on Mexico January 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigating attack on Monterrey TV studios a “test” for federal justice ministry May 5, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information News to go further News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Jacobs Ranks High on Building Design + Construction 2014 Giants List

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Design Jacobs Ranks High on Building Design + Construction 2014 Giants List Wins Top Spot in Multiple Categories From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 12:03 pm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it earned the #1 spot in several categories on the Building Design + Construction (BD+C) 2014 Giants Survey; which ranks the world’s top architecture, engineering and construction firms by revenue.Jacobs ranks first this year in the engineering/architecture, construction management, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) categories; and is listed as the #1 engineering firm in the retail, reconstruction, and air terminal sectors.In addition, the report names Jacobs as the #2 engineering firm in the healthcare, data center, university, and office sectors; and #3 in the K-12 sector. Jacobs also ranked in the top 10 in numerous other categories as well. For the complete report, visit BD+C Magazine’s website.Upon making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Tom McDuffie stated, “Our company’s consistent growth – both organically and through strategic acquisitions – constantly expands our capabilities and enables us to offer fully integrated services and innovation for a broad range of clients and project types worldwide. These rankings on BD+C’s 2014 Giants list reflect our robust business, and our focus on working closely with clients to create buildings with exceptional value and performance.”Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. The company’s integrated and collaborative teams have the ability to deliver a wide range of services to public and private sector clients worldwide throughout the entire life cycle of their projects. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newslast_img read more

63-year-old man dies after allegedly being punched by Mexican actor Pablo Lyle

first_imgCarlos Tischler/Getty Images(MIAMI) —  A 63-year-old man died at a Miami hospital on Thursday just days after he was allegedly punched in the face by a Mexican celebrity during a road rage incident, officials said.The incident happened Sunday evening, according to the Miami Police Department. Pablo Lyle, a 32-year-old Mexican actor who was visiting Miami, was on his way to the Miami International Airport with his family when the car he was traveling in cut off another vehicle on the Dolphin Expressway. When the two vehicles came to a stop at a traffic light, the driver of the other vehicle, identified as Juan Ricardo Hernandez, got out and banged on the window of Lyle’s car while shouting and swearing, a witness told police.Two other witnesses told police they saw Lyle punch Hernandez, who was knocked unconscious.Lyle then ran back to his vehicle and urged the driver to take off, a witness told police.Police said Hernandez suffered a fracture to the right side of his skull, which caused internal bleeding. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.Lyle and the driver surrendered to police a couple hours later after dropping Lyle’s family off at the Miami International Airport.In his sworn statement to police, Lyle admitted to punching Hernandez one time before the man dropped to the ground.Lyle told police that he feared for the safety of his family, including his son who was sitting in the backseat of their vehicle. Lyle told police that he believed Hernandez was going to strike first because the man put his hands up when Lyle confronted him.Lyle was arrested early Monday morning and later appeared in Miami-Dade County court. He faces one count of felony battery and was released after posting $5,000 bond. He was allowed to return to Mexico, according to court records.Hernandez died at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Thursday, a hospital spokesperson told ABC News. Police said they are now investigating the case as a homicide.Attorney information for Lyle was not available.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bringing values, not just facts, to climate fight

first_img Professor’s novella imagines a world done in by climate change Destination: Doom Related “They were acting as sentinels, calling attention to issues not yet publicly recognized,” Oreskes said.Setting limits around expertise is important, Oreskes said. In climate, she said, that means explaining the science behind the issue, talking about the potential impacts, and noting the need for action. She warned against stepping beyond expertise to a field where one has little experience — for an atmospheric scientist, for example, to push a carbon tax over emissions trading as a way to curb CO2 emissions, a choice better left to policy experts.In her talk, sponsored by the Physics Department and hosted by Professor Melissa Franklin, Oreskes noted where the history of climate study offers examples of scientists serving as sentinels, including Roger Revelle, who wrote a 1965 report calling attention to carbon dioxide emissions’ potential to cause a greenhouse effect that would warm the planet. The report, Oreskes said, was well-received by government officials at the time and proved prescient, predicting that if nothing was done, atmospheric carbon dioxide could rise 25 percent by 2000, a level at which climate effects would be visible.Part of the reason facts can’t be left to speak for themselves, Oreskes said, is that facts have enemies. There have been repeated backlashes when scientific insights demand government action, and those backlashes often include attempts to discredit the facts, she said.Drawing on “Merchants of Doubt,” Oreskes made a case for the limits of fact-based arguments in the face of climate change denial.Denial, she said, isn’t about science but about individualism, skepticism of government power, the self-interest of those in affected industries, and conceptions of freedom. For those moved by those concerns, climate change is just the latest in a series of scientific problems leading to greater government intrusion. Disputing climate facts has roots in fear, Oreskes said — not of climate, but of higher taxes, bigger government, and lost freedoms.That’s why fighting on the facts is not enough, she said. Deploying a value-based argument — such as the values of fairness, of responsibility, of protecting health — is crucial.“Lots of people are willing to speak against the facts,” she said. “Someone has to speak for the facts. That someone is us.” The facts, unfortunately, don’t speak for themselves.That’s why scientists have to speak out, according to Naomi Oreskes, a Harvard history of science professor who has taken a close look at the causes and effects of climate change denial.Oreskes, co-author, with Erik Conway, of the 2010 book “Merchants of Doubt,” said that many climate scientists today are loath to speak out on the issue, instead saying that their role ends with gathering and presenting the facts. They worry that being viewed as an advocate or activist will damage scientific credibility.In a talk Wednesday at the Science Center, Oreskes offered historical examples, from Albert Einstein’s advocacy for nuclear arms control to Sherwood Rowland’s clamoring for action to stop the ozone hole, of scientists who called attention to a threat poorly understood by the public without sacrificing their scientific integrity.Climate science, Oreskes said, needs more knowledgeable people explaining potential effects, so that citizens better understand that it’s a crisis affecting them and their communities, not just distant glaciers and polar bears. Despite having given hundreds of talks on the issue, Oreskes is not confident that enough people understand just how serious uncontrolled climate change would be.There are times, Oreskes said, that a scientist must serve as a “sentinel” — someone who knows about a threat before the public and policymakers, and acts to alert society to that danger. In recent history there have been many examples, she pointed out, ranging from ozone and nuclear weapons to secondhand smoke and acid rain.In the case of nuclear weapons, despite broad appreciation that nuclear bombs were hugely destructive, most of the world — even President Harry Truman, who said the U.S. would win any nuclear arms race — didn’t understand that the scale of destruction potentially threatened the planet, she noted.Similarly, in the 1970s, when Rowland realized that chlorofluorocarbons used in spray cans and refrigeration were harming the ozone that protected the planet from cancer-causing radiation, he spoke out and worked toward a ban, enacted in an international treaty, the Montreal Protocol of 1987.last_img read more

Gelen Robinson

first_imgGelen Robinson of Lake Central High School in northwest Indiana has announced that he will attend Purdue University to play football.  He is the son of Purdue’s All-American basketball star, Glenn Robinson.  Unlike his older brother who went to Michigan to play basketball, Gelen will follow his dad to Purdue.He was a two-time state champion in wrestling, a state champion in the discus throw this year, and runner-up in both shot and discus at last year’s state track meet.  This kept Gelen occupied when he was not competing in his favorite sport of football.The 6’1″ Robinson was a linebacker on Lake Central’s recent sectional championship football team.  He is already at Purdue University hoping to make an immediate impact at this position at Purdue.  It is good to see that the Purdue football recruiting team is keeping some of the state’s best athletes at home instead of letting them go to out-of-state schools.last_img read more