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RSF calls on US immigration authorities to release Cuban journalist seeking asylum

RSF calls on US immigration authorities to release Cuban journalist seeking asylum

first_img Paul Ratje / AFP July 27, 2018 RSF calls on US immigration authorities to release Cuban journalist seeking asylum Follow the news on United States Cuba continues to be Latin America’s worst media freedom violator year after year. Arbitrary arrests and imprisonment, threats, smear campaigns, confiscation of equipment and closure of websites are the most common forms of harassment, all of which are reinforced by an arsenal of restrictive laws. Mexico remains the western hemisphere’s most dangerous country for journalists, where more than 100 journalists have been killed since the year 2000, and 20 have disappeared. Serafin Moran Santiago’s case echoes that of two recent cases of Mexican journalists. Martin Mendez approached the US border in 2017 seeking asylum from the dangers of reporting in Mexico, but eventually gave up his request after spending months in an ICE detention facility with unlivable conditions. Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, a journalist who was taken along with his son into ICE custody in December 2017, was held in a detention center near El Paso, Texas, until his release on July 26. He is still awaiting a decision in his asylum request. News United StatesAmericas to go further An independent reporter for media outlets including Univision 23, Telemundo, Primavera Digital and TVMarti, Santiago told RSF he was targeted by the authorities for covering political issues, including police misconduct and human rights. Santiago alleges that he was kidnapped and beaten in June 2016 by Cuban state security officers after he criticized government actions in his reporting. Santiago was again arrested and his equipment confiscated on September 2, 2017, on his way to interview one of the leaders of a socialist dissident movement in Cuba. June 3, 2021 Find out more “Serafin Moran Santiago came to the US seeking refuge from the Cuban authorities and has instead been detained by ICE for more than three months,” said Margaux Ewen, RSF’s North America director. “His deportation to Cuba, where independent journalists are targeted and harassed by the authorities, is not an option. Therefore we call on the US government to release Serafin immediately while he awaits resolution of his request for asylum.” RSF_en United StatesAmericas Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists After being kidnapped, jailed, and persecuted by the Cuban government for his reporting, Santiago approached the US border seeking political asylum on April 13. He was detained and has since been held at the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) South Texas Detention Center while his asylum application is pending. Santiago fears he will be attacked or even killed if he returns to Cuba, and has already passed a credible fear screening, which the US authorities use to determine whether there are grounds that a real threat exists. He is next due to appear in court on October 12, 2018. News News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Serafin Moran Santiago, an independent Cuban journalist who has been held in a detention facility in Pearsall, Texas, for more than three months. June 7, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Santiago eventually fled Cuba for Guyana and then Mexico, where he stayed in a migrant refugee center for a little more than a month until the Cuban Embassy in Mexico began to target him. Seeking political asylum, he approached the US border in April and was immediately detained by ICE.  Santiago is receiving pro-bono legal assistance through a non-profit organization dedicated to helping refugees and immigrants, and is in regular contact with RSF. The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries on RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Cuba ranks 172/180. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Inland Thinning of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica

Inland Thinning of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica

first_imgThe Pine Island Glacier (PIG) transports 69 cubic kilometers of ice each year from ∼10% of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). It is possible that a retreat of the PIG may accelerate ice discharge from the WAIS interior. Satellite altimetry and interferometry show that the grounded PIG thinned by up to 1.6 meters per year between 1992 and 1999, affecting 150 kilometers of the inland glacier. The thinning cannot be explained by short-term variability in accumulation and must result from glacier dynamics.last_img

Next Chapter… Sky Bet seeks to replicate UK success abroad

Next Chapter… Sky Bet seeks to replicate UK success abroad

first_img Submit Related Articles Share StumbleUpon MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 A tech-savvy Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) dominated Monday’s industry headlines reporting stellar half-year results.Focusing on the in-house development of its platforms and systems, combined with rich data for greater personalisation of its website and mobile verticals, Sky Bet continues to show its technology pedigree against the industry’s legacy incumbents.City analysts are keeping a close eye on Sky Bet movements, as in January majority owner CVC Capital was reported to have hired Rothschild to review a potential IPO for the Leeds based enterprise.Free from any retail restraints, which will likely see Sky Bet’s listed competitors restructure their market operations, an IPO could see the online gambling group shoot up the industry ranks.Nevertheless, Chief Executive Richard Flint remains fully focused on delivering the firm’s next chapter, in expanding Sky Bet beyond UK shores, starting with Italy and Germany.“During the period, we continued to export our success, with the launch of our second international business Sky Bet Deutschland for German sports betting customers. This business aims to provide the same quality of user experience, the range of bets and simplicity to German customers that our UK and Italian customers have come to expect from us” Flint detailed in Sky Bet’s latest corporate update.Facing tougher UK home market prospects, with significant incoming regulatory change, stricter advertising standards, increasing costs, and all-around GDP and Sterling forecasts downgraded, industry leadership has been forced to become less reliant on home comforts.Sky Bet’s accelerated growth amid a saturated UK betting market, has seen the company become a darling of the Northern tech-scene.Should Richard Flint and Sky Bet executives succeed in their international quest, Sky Bet may become the most valued name in online betting, regardless of an IPO.last_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Celtics’ Rajon Rondo talk basketball over breakfast

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Celtics’ Rajon Rondo talk basketball over breakfast

first_imgBOSTON >> The two men once faced each other in physically intense battles that both defined the Lakers-Celtics rivalry and determined NBA championships. But on Thursday morning, there Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Celtics guard Rajon Rondo sat together for breakfast at The Paramount in Beacon Hill.“It was delicious,” said Bryant, though the breakfast involved more than just enjoying toast and orange juice. Bryant joked he and Rondo had a “mutual intervention” surrounding their respective team struggles. In reality, Bryant reported having a “basketball geek conversation” that entailed revisiting the Lakers and Celtics trading NBA titles in 2008 and 2010. Bryant’s nostalgia quickly turned to sarcasm when he was asked what he thinks of Rondo as a future teammate once he becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason. “We get along extremely well and see the game in similar fashion in terms of our aggressiveness and mind-set,” Bryant said. “It’s good to get together with him.”Lakers coach Byron Scott couldn’t fathom the idea of having dinner with a Celtics player during his time with the Lakers during their Showtime Era. “I’m still real old school,” Scott said. “I don’t have breakfast with Danny (Ainge) and all those guys.”Scott spoke too soon. Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, interrupted Scott’s post-game press conference and asked, Byron, wanna do breakfast in the morning?“When you come to L.A. Danny,” Scott responded, “we’ll go to breakfast.” But when he played, Scott believed the personal animosity toward the Celtics enhanced his performance. “You do have to have a certain dislike for your opponent to go out there and try to kill him and beat him,” Scott said. “We looked at ourselves as our family. Anyone out of that circle was an enemy.”But in a few months, perhaps Rondo could morph from a Lakers’ enemy to a Lakers’ star. “I’ve never thought about having any future teammates before,” Bryant said before the Lakers’ 113-96 loss on Friday to the Celtics at TD Garden.Rondo offered similar sarcasm, saying, “He called me an (expletive), and I said the same thing. Just two (expletive) having breakfast.” The Celtics could trade Rondo before the Feb. 19, 2015 trade deadline to receive assets instead of allowing their star point guard to leave next summer for nothing. But a deal involving the Lakers seems complicated. The Lakers owe one first-round draft pick to Phoenix as part of the Steve Nash trade two years ago, assuming they do not land a top-five pick. The Lakers have also acquired a draft pick as part of the Jeremy Lin trade from Houston, which dumped salary to pursue Chris Bosh. But the Lakers will have enough cap room this summer to sign Rondo, who makes $12.9 million and averages 8.3 points, 10.9 assists and 7.4 rebounds per game. Bryant maintained he did not recruit Rondo during breakfast. But the Lakers’ star called Rondo “extremely intelligent.” Bryant praised Rondo’s playmaking and also gushed how he could rebound despite being listed at 6-foot-1.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

10 months ago​Liverpool boss Klopp sympathises with Benitez

10 months ago​Liverpool boss Klopp sympathises with Benitez

first_img​Liverpool boss Klopp sympathises with Benitezby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a lot of sympathy for his opposite number Rafa Benitez.The former Liverpool boss has faced a tough situation at Newcastle, where he is unable to sign many players to improve his side.But he still has them punching above their weight, out of the relegation zone for now.”I heard that nobody was really happy with the amount of money they had to sign players,” said Klopp of the Newcastle situation in his press conference.”Rafa [Benitez] is too experienced to carry that for a full season, those emotions. Meanwhile, they are really settled and in a good moment results wise. It is always difficult to play against them.”We know it will be a tough job.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSpurs matchwinner Kane: A clear penalty

10 months agoSpurs matchwinner Kane: A clear penalty

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs matchwinner Kane: A clear penaltyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Harry Kane insists they deserved their winning penalty for the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semi against Chelsea.Kane converted the first-half spot-kick after a VAR delay.He said, “I played to the whistle and nicked it round the keeper, it was a clear penalty. VAR is there for a reason and they got it right.”I’ll have to watch it back and see. I’m used to it after the World Cup, it’s a big part of football going forwards. From our point of view it doesn’t change much [waiting to hear if it was a penalty.]”Chelsea had a point to prove, they didn’t play well last time they were here. It was important we won the game going into the second leg.” last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool had scout posted to see RB Leipzig ace Werner hit brace

a month agoLiverpool had scout posted to see RB Leipzig ace Werner hit brace

first_imgLiverpool had scout posted to see RB Leipzig ace Werner hit braceby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool had a scout posted to watch Benfica’s clash with RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.The two sides were in action for the Champions League Group G opener.Record says the Reds, who were playing in Naples, had an official at the game which ended in 2-1 defeat for the Portuguese outfit.Rumoured Liverpool target Timo Werner was the star of the show as he scored a brace which clinched victory for the Bundesliga side. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Kacie McDonnell And Aaron Murray Have Reportedly Ended Their Engagement

Kacie McDonnell And Aaron Murray Have Reportedly Ended Their Engagement

first_imgFans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won 45 – 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)Sad news, Georgia fans. Former Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray, who is now a backup signal-caller for the Kansas City Chiefs, is no longer engaged to television anchor Kacie McDonnell. McDonnell, who moved from Philadelphia to Kansas City to be closer to Murray, told Philly.com that the engagement is off. Their love affair had been highly publicized over the past few years. Via Philly.com:“I’m loving my career in Kansas City. I’m really committed to being a part of this community for the time being. The engagement is off. I wish him the best, it’s best to part ways. I’m moving on my with life.”Oddly enough, McDonnell posted an Instagram video of the two kissing at a concert just last week. Murray has not yet addressed the news publicly.last_img read more

Michigan Fan Gets Bicep Signed By Jim Harbaugh, Heads To Tattoo Parlor To Make It Permanent

Michigan Fan Gets Bicep Signed By Jim Harbaugh, Heads To Tattoo Parlor To Make It Permanent

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks on from the sidelines.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)Most fans – even crazy college football fans – get autographs from their favorite players and coaches on jerseys, footballs, pennants, or even just plain paper. But one Michigan supporter went a different route this week at Big Ten Media Days.A Michigan fan named Gerald got his bicep signed by Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh – and he’s looking to make it a permanent fixture. According to Michigan, the fan headed to the tattoo parlor to get the autograph inked on. Check it out:Our man Gerald with the bicep autograph from @CoachJim4UM… Next stop, the tattoo parlor!#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/FSR3oVc1oA— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) July 26, 2016 Considering he already has the school’s ‘M’ logo on his bicep, this isn’t a huge deal – just a nice addition. It looks like he’s ready for the 2016 season to start.last_img read more