Arsonists attack two private radio stations

first_img January 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arsonists attack two private radio stations Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Follow the news on Haïti HaïtiAmericas RSF_en HaïtiAmericas to go further Receive email alerts October 11, 2019 Find out more June 11, 2019 Find out more Newscenter_img Another journalist murdered in Haiti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Organisation News November 14, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Reporters Without Borders has condemned arson attacks by opposition supporters against Radio Pyramide and Radio America in the town of Saint-Marc 120 kms north of the capital Port-au-Prince.The international press freedom organisation called on all political groupings to act to reduce tension and respect press freedom.Opposition activists set fire to the studios of Radio Pyramide on 15 January at the end of an anti-government demonstration in the streets of Saint-Marc. The attackers destroyed equipment and threatened to kill the station’s manager and staff. The manager had to be rescued by police.The home of prosecutor Freneau Cajuste, who has been accused of persecuting members of the opposition, was also set on fire. The magistrate’s home doubles as the studios of Radio America.Opposition supporters accuse Radio Pyramide of being close to the ruling Fanmi Lavalas party and of broadcasting government propaganda. Several sources suggested the attack might have been carried out by an organisation called Ramicos, in reprisal for an armed attack by supporters of the president on anti-government demonstrators that left three people injured. Fritson Orius, owner of Radio Pyramide, had also, in several interviews, spoken out against an alleged plot against the radio station. He accused Marc Antoine Adolphe, head of Radio Tête à Tête that was recently shut down by the authorities, of preparing the attack. Adolphe, who now lives in exile in the Dominican Republic, denied the accusation.Radio Pyramide had only just resumed broadcasting after an earlier sabotage in November 2003. Police arrested Fritson Orius on 14 January after a demonstrator suffered gunshot wounds in front of the station. Orios said he had ordered a guard to shoot in the air to disperse the demonstrators. A commando of several armed and hooded men destroyed transmitters of eight radio stations and one television of a range of political tendencies on 13 January, forcing them all off the air. Reporters Without Borders condemned the attacks and expressed concern at this new form of censorship. last_img read more

Fowler Leads The Barclays Going Into Final Round

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By John DundonThrough three rounds of the Barclays at Bethpage Black, Rickie Fowler holds the outright lead at 9-under par.Fowler’s weekend at The Black has been the epitome of consistency. At a course where the mental aspect of the game is just as important as the physical aspect, Fowler’s yielded just one bogey through his first three rounds—54 holes of golf at or under par. A big part of that? Remaining positive through adversity.“The putter’s starting to show up a bit. I’ve always been a very good putter, I mean, you have to have the confidence and belief in yourself to be a good putter.” Fowler said.“I enjoy that part of the game. Especially when you are making putts and it’s been bad, the past few months, just seeing myself hit good putts and not go in. To see it starting to come around, it’s definitely helped out the rest of the game,” Rickie professed.Fowler, 27, like all of the golfers spending the weekend on Long Island, places the stash of FedEx Cup points up for grabs in high regard. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the crowd out at Bethpage State Park had an investment in the standings themselves, as they’ve been a factor.“It’s a lot of fun playing in front of loud crowds,” Fowler said. “We’re going to take care of our business and hopefully I’ll give myself a chance to celebrate with them tomorrow late.”One of those who spent the day chasing Fowler (-9) was former world number one golfer Adam Scott.Scott sits at 7-under heading into championship Sunday. The tour-veteran’s third round was one of the tournament’s best as he made up six strokes today alone. Scott’s been satisfied with his performance away from the greens, where, like Fowler, putts finally began to fall today thanks in part due to keeping a level head.“When you’re not making them and they are always a little bit short, you start thinking about too many things, stroke, line, speed, all that kind of stuff,” Scott said after his round. “I just freed my mind up a little with the putter today and just thought, we’ll see what happens, and they went in.”In a game as humbling as golf, there are sure to be ups and downs. Phil Mickelson’s round was encouraging—at one point he found himself 3-under—until he got to the 17th tee box.“I had a good round going. I played a good front nine, and hit some good shots. The back nine, I didn’t play my best but I was fighting.” Mickelson told members of the media after the round. “Unfortunately the last two holes weren’t very good.”That would be the understatement of the century.Mickelson hit his tee shot on 17 fat. After chipping out of the front-left bunker, he missed a par putt that would’ve gotten the crowd so loud people would’ve been woken up in Montauk. On 18, disaster struck in the form of a double bogey. Again, this gaff originated in trouble off of the tee. The lefty had an opportunity to save bogey and missed a 15-foot putt, again forcing the grandstand into an audible groan.The 18th hole would go on to be more of the same. Mickelson found himself in the sand off the tee. From there, another bunker. Mickelson, a noted master at saving par and getting himself out of trouble, couldn’t save himself when he needed it most.Other notable names, including Jason Day, 5-under, and Jordan Spieth, 3-under, squandered opportunities to get back to the top of the leaderboard throughout the day. Conventional wisdom says they may have run out of time with just one round left to play.Then again, anything can happen at Bethpage Black.last_img read more

Safe and wise shopping tips for SM City Iloilo’s 3-Day Sale

first_img‪March14 (8 a.m. – 11 p.m.) MANY of us need a few simple remindersof how to shop safe and be wise on our decisions. SM City Iloilo With the outbreak of the novelcoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), one of the ways to keep customers safe isby keeping the malls clean. SM City Iloilo, along with the rest of the SMSupermalls, deployed Sanitation Teams to clean railings, escalators, elevators,and door handles to make sure we got the public points in our malls covered. Prestige Friday (9 a.m. – 12 MN) As you have anticipated the sale andhave put your eyes on the things you have been wanting to own for a long time,having a list makes it more convenient to shop and it takes a matter of minutesto prepare, to save you the hassle during the sale. Having a list also serves as a guideof picking the right items or brands that suit your needs. This tip will alsosave you the time of having to think whether you miss or need something moreout of the items you have in mind. As SM City Iloilo prepares for its3-Day Sale on March 13, 14 and 15, 2020, some shopping tips can be helpful soyou just don’t wake up without a shopping plan for the biggest sale in town.Rather, take a few moments to have these shopping tips in mind.  Sunday Specials (‪3 p.m. – 7 p.m.) Being aware of the time and store hoursis importantly helpful if you want to get the best deals of your favorite storein the mall during the sale. Special deals are often given in the early hours,so being on time will not only give you a chance to be the first to avail theitem but the discounts as well. SAFETYFIRST ‪March15 (10 a.m. – 11 p.m.) Emotions play a vital part when you goshopping as it helps one to buy the right bargains offered by the sale. For allyou know, there are more items you need that are beneficial to you than thoseyou just buy out of wrong impulse. ‪March13 (9 a.m. – 12 MN) SHOPHAPPYcenter_img For inquiries on the 3-Day Sale at SMCity Iloilo, you can visit the official Facebook page of the mall or call (033)3209609 and request to be connected to the Marketing Department./PN Your mindfulness will give you achance to win 1 of 3 Suzuki Skydrive motorcycles in the raffle. KNOWTHE TIME  Also be mindful of the different cardslike your SM Advantage, BDO Rewards, Ace Rewards and SM Prestige Cards. Theyhave their own “special powers” that will give you more discounts on top of theexisting discounts offered. We can live cleaner and healthier. Ofcourse, shop cleaner. SMAC Saturday (8 a.m. – 12 NN) Alcohol is also available in allentrances to keep shoppers’ hands clean as they enter the premises. LIST‘EM ALL  Pick the best time for you. Shoppingcan be a fatiguing and stressful activity if you don’t shop at a time thatworks well for you. Take note of these shopping tips andenjoy your SM 3-Day Sale shopping. It only requires a brief moment to prepareyourself to stay safe and make wise decisions. Load up on the different offerings inthe SM Foodcourt and SM Foodhall and the various food tenants. Mall Hours: Before you set off for shopping, theNo. 1 tip is to make a list of the things you need and want. last_img read more