Israel Jacky Cantave goes into hiding

first_img July 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israel Jacky Cantave goes into hiding Receive email alerts News News RSF_en HaïtiAmericas News to go further Follow the news on Haïti Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti The Radio Caraibes reporter, who was kidnapped and beaten on 16 July, hasdecided to stop working as a journalist and has gone into hiding aftercontinued threats against him and his family.——————————————————————————————————————17.07.2002 – Kidnapped journalist foundRadio Caraïbes journalist Israel Jacky Cantave was found alive in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petite Place Cazeau on 16 July after being kidnapped by armed men the day before. With him was his cousin, who had been seized at the same time. Both men, who had been beaten and were bound with duct tape and left partially clothed, were taken to a police station in nearby Delmas before going to hospital with minor injuries. Police reportedly arrested several people.Cantave and his cousin said they had been followed and then stopped by two cars as they drove away from the radio station late at night. The car’s occupants then took them to a place they did not recognise and interrogated and beat them. Cantave said he thought they had not killed them “so as not to cause trouble for the government” in view of public opposition to the kidnapping.Colleagues and friends of Cantave said threats he received before the kidnapping were connected to his investigations in the city’s two main slums, Cité Soleil and La Saline, a stronghold of drug-lords and armed gangs. Haitian Journalists’ Association president Guyler Delva told Reporters Without Borders that the kidnapping appeared to have been planned and that working as a journalist in Haiti was becoming more and more dangerous.——————————————————————————————————————07.16.2002 – Radio journalist feared kidnappedReporters Without Borders today expressed great concern about the apparent kidnapping on 15 July of radio journalist Israel Jacky Cantave and called on the Haitian government to keep its promise to protect media workers.”If this turns out to be a kidnapping, our fears about journalists once again being targets of violence will be tragically confirmed while the murders of two of them, Jean Dominique and Brignol Lindor, are still unpunished,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.He called for an immediate enquiry into the disappearance of Cantave, who worked for Radio Caraïbes and had received threats in recent days. “We ask you to mount a serious police operation to track down and punish those responsible and to end the climate of impunity in Haiti,” he said.He deplored the government’s failure to protect threatened journalists, despite promises made by Aristide after a wave of attacks on them last December.Cantave, joint news editor at the radio station, disappeared as he was driving home in the capital, Port-au-Prince, after broadcasting his late-evening Creole-language news programme, “Dernière occasion”. He left the station with his cousin, who also disappeared. He had called his family to say he was coming home.The car and his mobile phone were found abandoned early next morning in the lower Delmas section of the capital a few hundred yards from where he lived. The car showed signs of having been hit on the left side.The other joint news editor at the radio station, Jean Elie Moléus, said Cantave had been getting anonymous phone threats for a week before he vanished. The station had earlier received threats at the time of the supposed coup attempt against Aristide’s government last 17 December, after which it went off the air for several days. Cantave had intended to take refuge abroad, like more than a dozen other threatened colleagues, but decided to stay for personal reasons.The Organisation of American States (OAS) published a report on 2 July about the 17 December events in which it said “attacks, threats and acts of intimidation” against journalists “occurred with the tolerance of the government,” adding that those responsible for them “continue to enjoy immunity from prosecution by the investigative and judicial institutions of Haiti.” As a result, it said, “freedom of expression, the fundamental basis of democracy, has been seriously undermine.”center_img Another journalist murdered in Haiti November 14, 2019 Find out more Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice June 11, 2019 Find out more News October 11, 2019 Find out more Organisation HaïtiAmericas Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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6 More Long Island Restaurants Accused of Covid-19 Violations, Face Liquor License Suspensions

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Four restaurants in Suffolk County and to more in Nassau County recently had their liquor licenses suspended after authorities said the businesses violated New York State-issued coronavirus restrictions. The eateries were Rockwell’s Bar & Grill in Smithtown, Station Pub in Sayville, Buen Ambiente in Patchogue, Best Pizza and Dive Bar in Amagansett, Bachata in Hempstead, and Cabo Sports Bar & Mexican Grill in New Hyde Park, officials said.“As we move into the colder weather and are forced indoors, it is imperative that businesses stay compliant across the state,” State Liquor Authority (SLA) Chair Vincent Bradley said. “New Yorkers must continue wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and following the life-saving protocols put into place to keep us all healthy.”The six local establishments were among 36 statewide that had their licenses suspended for alleged violations in recent weeks. They are among 279 that have faced similar action since the pandemic restrictions began.At Rockwell’s Bar & Grill, investigators said they spotted patrons standing, drinking, and walking without facial coverings in the packed bar on Nov. 20, shortly after prior violations were issued there.On the same date at Station Pub, investigators similarly spotted mask-less patrons walking around, no evidence of food being served as required to be served alcoholic beverages, and a bartender not wearing a facial covering. The bar was also allegedly after the state-mandated 10 p.m. closing time.“The owner refused to wear a facemask and became belligerent with investigators, refusing to provide the establishment’s liquor license or his ID — both serious violations,independent of Covid-related rules,” authorities said in a statement.  A GoFundMe campaign was started to help raise money to pay the fines, calling the bar’s closure “a loss to all in this community.”On Nov. 18, investigators found 43 patrons crowded inside Cabo Sports Bar & Mexican Grill, which has a maximum occupancy of 25 under Covid-related regulations, and documented numerous patrons and employees without masks, tables improperly spaced, and a complete disregard for social distancing protocols. When the investigator returned at 10:30 p.m., the patrons were still drinking, congregating, and smoking hookah.At Buen Ambiente, Suffolk County police responded to a shooting on Oct 24. While reviewing surveillance video, the restaurant was found to have hosted a large event with more than 50 people standing shoulder-to-shoulder, drinking, dancing and smoking hookah, with two exotic dancers performing lap dances, according to the SLA. Two people were treated at a local hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.At Best Pizza and Dive Bar, plainclothes officers from the East Hampton Town PoliceDepartment entered the establishment and observed about 20 patrons seatedat and standing around the crowded bar, mingling, ignoring social distancing, and notwearing masks on Nov. 15, authorities said. No food was served with alcoholic beverages, they added. And bartenders also continually removed their facial coverings to talk to patrons, officials added.Lastly, at Bachata, Hempstead village police and the Nassau County Fire Marshalls Office discovered 71 patrons packed inside the premises, many crowding around the bar, despite a maximum occupancy of 44 on Nov. 8. In addition to patrons ignoring social distancing rules, three employees were observed working without facial coverings and no food of any kind was observed being served, according to the SLA.For more coronavirus coverage, visit longislandpress.com/coronavirusSign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

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Barcelona Invites Chapecoense to Play Friendly in 2017

first_imgBarcelona has invited Brazilian club Chapecoense to play them in a pre-season friendly next summer.Nineteen Chapecoense players and staff were among 71 people killed in a plane crash as the team travelled to Colombia for the Copa Sudamericana’s first leg.The friendly would be for the Joan Gamper trophy, which is an annual match between Barcelona and an invited team. In a statement, Barcelona said they wanted to “pay tribute” to the victims and help Chapecoense recover.Barcelona said they wanted to make the Joan Gamper trophy “a great tribute to the world of football through various activities around this match”.“Along with the invitation to Chapecoense to the 2017 Joan Gamper Trophy, Barcelona would like to collaborate on the institutional and sporting reconstruction of the club, and help to recover the competitive level that it had,” they added.“Barcelona has today sent a formal letter of invitation to the current board of directors of Chapecoense.”Three Chapecoense players were among six people to survive the crash.One of the surviving players in the plane crash in Colombia is recovering and may be able to resume his career, his father has announced.Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, a 31-year-old defender for Chapecoense, was in a stable condition, doctors said, after surgery on a lung, a knee, a wrist and his head.Colombian officials say evidence is growing that the plane ran out of fuel.Miguel Quiroga, the pilot of the British-made Avro RJ85 aircraft, had been warned by an official at Santa Cruz airport, in Bolivia, where the plane took off, that he might not have enough fuel, Bolivian Deber newspaper said.But, despite the official’s concerns, he went ahead with the flight to Medellin. The country’s authorities have not yet commented.In a leaked tape, the pilot can be heard warning of a “total electric failure” and “lack of fuel”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Former 49ers QB Alex Smith experiencing complications in badly broken leg

first_imgThere is news on the Alex Smith front, and it’s not good.Smith, whom the 49ers selected with the first pick in the 2005 NFL draft, is fighting infection in his right leg, in which two bones were broken on Nov. 18.Smith, 34, in his first season with the Washington Redskins, had his fibula and tibia snapped when he was sacked by Houston’s J.J. Watt. According to ESPN he has had multiple surgeries and remains in the hospital.The Burgundy Blog posted the following tweet Wednesday night: …last_img read more

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Raiders’ Liuget newest addition in push the pocket parade

first_imgALAMEDA — How much does Corey Liuget have left?The Raiders are in the process of finding out. Liuget thinks he knows.A torn quad landed Liuget on injured reserve with the Los Angeles Chargers. It was his first serious injury in eight years.“That was probably the most challenging thing I’ve ever dealt with,” Liuget said Monday. “I’ve never had an injury like that, just little minor nicks and nacks. It was an emotional roller coaster. But I’m back and I’m happy. I’m in rare form now.” …last_img read more

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SA, EU launch science programme

first_img30 June 2005One of South Africa’s most strategic partnerships in international science and technology, that with the European Union, has been significantly boosted with the launch of the European-South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme (Esastap).The programme, to be implemented by South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research as an implementation partner, will be supported by the European Commission under its Sixth Framework Programme.While South African researchers have participated in more than 50 Sixth Framework Programme projects, both South Africa and the EU believe that there is scope to increase SA’s participation.A key objective of the Esastap programme to promote research mobility between SA and Europe, both to attract skilled European researchers to work in South Africa and to enable SA researchers to gain experience working in top European facilities.Esastap will disseminate information on cooperation opportunities, support South African participants in Sixth Framework Programme projects, and market South African science and technology excellence in Europe.The Esastap website will offer interactive partner-search facilities, as well as publish success stories of SA-EU science and technology cooperation and the results of Framework Programme participation.Speaking at the Esastap launch, Science and Technology director-general Rob Adam said that for South Africa to sustain scientific excellence it was critical to strengthen the country’s connectedness to global research.“The greatest benefits leveraged through South African participation in research consortia funded by the EU Framework Programmes do not lie in securing funding,” Adam said.“Instead, these benefits accrue in the experience gained through collaboration with leading international scientists, and in sharing the rich results of joint knowledge generation.”Adam said a critical mass in science collaboration would enable South African and European scientists to anticipate future science and technology needs and to resolve major global issues.While South Africa was stepping up its own investment in science and technology, it remained important to leverage co-investments such as Framework Programme funding, Adam said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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AUGUST CAREGIVING WEBINAR: Compassion Fatigue

first_imgMark your calendars for Wednesday, August 20th at 11:00 a.m. EDT as we host our FREE monthly professional development webinar entitled, Caregiver Compassion Fatigue, presented by Brian Bride, Ph.D.*No registration is required; simply go to the event page the day of the event to join. All interested participants are encouraged to attend. 1.0 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credit is available for credentialed participants (pending approval from NASW).Webinar BackgroundThe negative impact of traumatic events can extend beyond those who directly experienced the trauma to family members and professionals who support the traumatized individual. As such, military caregivers are at risk for a phenomenon called compassion fatigue or secondary traumatic stress.Compassion fatigue may lead to impairment in social and occupational functioning for many military caregivers. During the webinar, Dr. Bride will introduce participants to the concept of compassion fatigue, describe its symptoms, and discuss strategies to minimize the negative impact of compassion fatigue.How to Join the WebinarTo connect to this webinar, go to Caregiver Compassion Fatigue the day of the event. Remember, no registration is required to join.The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense so you must install security certificates if you are not located on a military installation. Instructions for certificate installation can be found by clicking on DCO Adobe Certificate Installation.For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream. You can connect to the Adobe webinars using iPhone, iPad, and Droid apps. Search for DCO Connect in the respective stores.This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on August 8, 2014.last_img read more

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Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan to miss tennis nationals

first_imgIn the absence of some of the stars, the Fenesta Open Tennis Championship, which begins here in the Capital on Monday, will provide an opportunity for unheralded players to make a mark.Defending champion Yuki Bhambri and last year’s runner-up Vishnu Vardhan are two of the biggest names missing from this year’s men’s singles draw.Both Yuki and Vishnu are currently playing the ATP Challenger tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which leaves the men’s singles draw at the Nationals wide open.Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan has been handed top billing but it will be interesting to see how the Tamil Nadu lad fares on his comeback. The 24-year-old was handed a wild card at this year’s Chennai Open and is currently ranked 395 in the world.Jeevan won an ITF tournament in April on clay and will have to adjust to the speed of the courts at the RK Khanna Tennis Complex. He has lost three ITF semi- finals on hard courts this year. Former champion VM Ranjeet is seeded second ahead of Siddharth Rawat.Jeevan will open his campaign against another former champion Vijay Kannan while Ranjeet will start against Maharashtra lad Rajat Maheshwari.In women’s singles, seasoned pro Prerna Bhambri will lead the field. The Delhi girl is on a high after her recent win in the ITF tournament in Gulbarga.Ranked 798 on the WTA computer, Prerna will be itching to reclaim her Nationals crown and the victory last week, which was only her second ITF title, will hold her in good stead.The women’s singles draw will not have defending champion Rutuja Bhosale, who created ripples with her giant-killing effort that saw her win over seasoned players like Prerna and Rushmi Chakravarthy. Thje main challenge for Prerna is expected to come from Rishika Sunkara.The six- day tournament will conclude on Saturday with Sania Mirza giving away the trophies.The men’s singles champion will take home Rs 1.50 lakh with the runner-up will receive Rs one lakh.advertisementlast_img read more

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9 months agoSTUNNER! Man Utd make Barcelona approach for Coutinho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say STUNNER! Man Utd make Barcelona approach for Coutinhoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have approached Barcelona about Philippe Coutinho’s situation.Mundo Deportivo says United have made it clear that they would be ‘very interested’ in signing the Brazilian, who has struggled to hit the heights he scaled at Liverpool since moving to the Nou Camp 12 months ago.Coutinho hasn’t started a La Liga game since December 2 and that is said to have angered the Blaugrana’s record signing, who has seen Ousmane Dembele move past him in the pecking order in recent times.It is claimed that Coutinho has no intention of leaving Barcelona yet, especially with his family happy living in Catalonia, but that could change if the 26-year-old’s situation doesn’t improve between now and the end of the season.A move to United would give Coutinho a chance to win his first trophy in English football. last_img read more

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a month agoChelsea boss Lampard tells kids: Now do it consistently

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard tells kids: Now do it consistentlyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has challenged his young players to build on their exciting start.The Blues meet Brighton on the back of a youthful XI thrashing Grimsby 7-1 in the Carabao Cup.The manager said, “I think the fact we are seeing a great number of them on the pitch speaks for it. “As a group, there is a lot of work ahead of them. The step into the first team is the easier one, now it’s about staying in it.”They all seemed very comfortable. It was a different game to a Premier League game, but they are confident lads. They have every grounding and base needed.”He also said, “The fact that we haven’t won at home in the league is something that we obviously we want to correct. If we want to be where we want to be we’re going to need home wins.”We must respect Brighton hugely because they’re playing very well, playing some really good football – new manager, change of style, maybe not the points on the board that they deserve. “So we can’t just because we haven’t had a home win expect it will come because we’re Chelsea and they’re Brighton – no we respect them and we’ll try and get our win.” last_img read more

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