Suspect arrested in shooting death of radio host Niel Jimena

first_img Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped May 3, 2021 Find out more to go further News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific August 14, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Suspect arrested in shooting death of radio host Niel Jimena News June 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Philippines Reporters Without Borders notes the arrest of one of the suspects in the murder of radio journalist Niel Jimena on 8 August in the southern Philippines.“Progress in the investigation into the murders of media workers is too rare to be ignored,” the press freedom organization said. “We call on the police to continue their efforts to find those behind these crimes and we hope that there will be rapid progress in many similar cases that are still outstanding. “The danger facing journalists and the impunity of their attackers has reached tragic proportions in the Philippines. We note that at least four media workers have been murdered since the start of the year. “Ensuring justice for victims is a prerequisite for deterring further attacks and ending this bloody escalation. In this respect, the investigation into the massacre of 32 journalists in 2009 is particularly significant. However, it should not obscure the fact that the legal system has been slow to shed light on a series of other murders, including those of Dennis Cuesta, Christopher Guarin and Aldion Layao.”Jimena, a presenter on DYRI-RMN Radio, was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle near his home on Negros Island last August. Before his death, he received threats from a politician he had criticised.One of the two suspects, Noel Guimeroy, was arrested on 8 August in the village of Tinungan in the Isabela commune. The second, Joel Calungsod, is still sought by police. Both will answer to charges of murder before the municipal court in Silay, in the west of Negros Island. The Philippines is ranked 140th of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders and remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.center_img Receive email alerts RSF_en News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific News Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Help by sharing this information February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Golden opportunity to buy Olympian Susie O’Neill’s long-term family home

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Olympic swimmer Susie O’Neill with selling agent Christine Rudolph outside 401 Brisbane Corso.Designed by Harry Poulos Architects, the five-bedroom family home on an 875 sqm block has endured the passing of time well. A new-build when Susie bought it for $1.3 million, its modular exterior and open-plan layout were so avant-garde that 20 years on it fails to look dated. While the house has undergone some modifications over the years — a lick of paint, an updated room here and there — Susie said its footprint had remained the same. The house has an amazing view of Brisbane River. Yet coming to own the house in 2001 was somewhat accidental, according to Susie, after the pair stumbled upon it in a renovation write-up in The Courier Mail. “We thought, wow, look at that amazing home, but didn’t think more of it. Then we saw it again, I think it was a few weeks later, in the listings section; it was for sale,” she said. “We were house-hunting at the time but we weren’t really looking in Yeronga, until we saw that house.” This home will have you climbing the wallscenter_img The most viewed homes in Queensland this year “The layout of the house is quite open-plan, which at the time, I guess, was quite modern,” Susie said. “We thought it was space age,” she laughed. One feature of the property that has been a more recent addition is the pool with a Fast lane swim machine. One of only two in the country, you swim against a current to notch up distance while staying on the spot. The house has had minor renovations done to it since it was built in 2001.There is also a wide covered entertaining deck with a built-in barbecue and seating, and mature landscaped gardens that lead to a powered pontoon on the water.Yet, for Susie and the family, the home’s most remarkable feature is the view. The swimming pool has a Fast lane swim machine installed and is only one of two in Australia.“The house has the most amazing view of the river, which you see as soon as you walk through the front door.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoShe fondly recalls times of when her children were young and she would rise early in the mornings, wrap a duvet around herself and, with a cup of coffee in hand, sit and watch the rowers go by. The decor is soothing and minimalist.It’s times such as these that have made walking away from the property so hard — for Susie at least. “I don’t think my husband is too concerned,” she laughed. “I think I get way more emotionally attached to things.“It was the first house we bought together and it is where we raised our two children. One of my favourite memories is of them running around under the sprinklers in the back yard, before we had the pool. So, yeah, it’s hard to let go.” Brisbane Corso is one of Brisbane’s most elite enclaves.The elite road of Brisbane Corso is one of the most coveted in the city for its views and privacy. Buyers of the property will be in good company with several athletes and sporting identities residing in the street, including the owners of champion racehorse Winx and former Olympian Mark Stockwell.While the decision to move has not been an easy one, Susie said the family’s busy schedule meant it made sense for them to be closer to the boys’ school, to cut down on commuting. The house goes under the hammer on September 12, if not sold beforehand. Susie O’Neill’s house is on the market.It’s rare for a house to come on the market in the coveted Brisbane Corso in Yeronga.It’s even more rare that it happens to be owned by a former eight-time Olympic gold medallist and darling of the Australian swimming world. And yet, here it is: 401 Brisbane Corso, home of Australia’s Madame Butterfly, Susie O’Neill. Susie O’Neill’s family home in Yeronga.The swimming champion, her husband, ophthalmologist Cliff Fairley, and their two children, Alix, 16, and William, 14, have lived in the house for almost 20 years and it has been an integral and much cherished part of their lives.More new Anna Spiro’s passion for ‘magical’ and historic Birkdale houselast_img read more

Syracuse hosts Lindenwood just 1 win away from program record

first_img Published on February 21, 2013 at 1:55 am Contact David: [email protected] Syracuse has secured the No. 2 seed in the College Hockey America tournament already, but Lindenwood is fighting for the No. 3 seed.The Orange (18-13-1, 12-5-1 College Hockey America) is one win away from a program-high in wins, but this weekend, it might not be so easy for SU to get the victory against the Lady Lions (6-23-3, 6-9-3 CHA).“We recognize full well what Lindenwood is capable of doing,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “We know we’re going to have a good opponent, a hungry opponent, and it’s not just a couple games to finish out the season. I think it’s good that we’re going to have a competitive atmosphere.”Syracuse traveled to Lindenwood more than a month ago and came away with two wins. The Orange outscored the Lady Lions 10-2. But the Lions were without their starting goalkeeper. Flanagan said Lindenwood has everything to play for, which makes this weekend’s series a tougher test.SU doesn’t want to take the game lightly, and the Orange will use the weekend to fine-tune its power plays and stay sharp.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Nicole) Hensley is back in net. We didn’t see her last time, she was injured,” Flanagan said. “She’s having an unbelievable freshman year.”Last weekend, Hensley made 88 saves in a pair of wins against Robert Morris.Finding success on power plays has been an issue for the Orange all season. SU boasts a 10 percent conversion rate on power plays – the worst in the CHA. Lindenwood is third in the league with its 18 percent conversion rate.“We’re addressing our power play woes,” Flanagan said. “Sort of change-up in personnel and trying some different things.”Despite approaching this weekend just one win shy of the most in program history, players think there is a lot they need to work on beyond power plays. SU plans to use the Lindenwood games to sharpen its end zone coverage and forechecks ahead of the CHA tournament semifinals, forward Cara Johnson said.“Just using Lindenwood as practice for the tournament,” she said.Against Mercyhurst last weekend, Syracuse had trouble forcing turnovers on both ends of the ice. Improvement in that area will only help the offense.“I think our D-zone, if we have a strong defense, then we can get offensive opportunities,” forward Shiann Darkangelo said. “I think that’s the biggest thing.”Though this weekend doesn’t mean as much for Syracuse in the standings as it does for LU, these two games will be the last the Orange plays for two weeks.Flanagan and his team will have a bye next week before taking on the lowest remaining seed, according to the CHA website. Though that means the team will have extra time to rest, Flanagan thinks it could hurt SU in the long run.“I’m not a proponent of a bye weekend to be honest. Now that I’ve said that, it can work both ways,” Flanagan said. “In our sport, if you look at statistics, the teams in the other leagues that have had byes, have faltered, have a losing record.Flanagan said he won’t alter playing time dramatically for the team’s top players.“We want to keep our better players playing. Now do we have to push them to the limit, some of our players playing 25-28 minutes? Probably not,” Flanagan said. “We can hopefully work some players in there that don’t typically get too much ice time.”Flanagan said if the team is going to try and work on things to get better against Lindenwood this weekend, he wants to put his best players on the ice.Senior forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said Flanagan made that very clear after Saturday’s loss against Mercyhurst.“Coach made a point after the game. He said we can’t look past Lindenwood because we’ve had some close games against them,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “They compete hard so we can’t take a day off, can’t take a shift off.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson buys offensive linemen $12K each in Amazon stock

first_imgRussell Wilson recently became the NFL’s highest-paid player, but he hasn’t forgotten about who protects him.The Seahawks quarterback signed a four-year, $140 million extension with Seattle earlier this month. To celebrate, he then gifted each of his offensive linemen $12,000 in Amazon stock. “Every Sunday we go to battle together. You sacrifice your physical and mental well-being to protect me, which in turn allows me to provide and care for my family. Now it is my turn to return the favor, I would not be where I am today without you working to be great day in and day out.When I sat down to think of ways to honor your dedication a dozen different ideas came to mind. Some were flashy, some were cool, but I wanted to give you something that had a lasting impact. Something that would affect the lives of you, your family, and your children.”Wilson settled on $12,000 as an homage to the number 12, which the franchise has retired in honor of its fans, according to a report from The Seattle Times.Wilson has played the entirety of his seven-year career in Seattle and has said he wants to be a “Seahawk for life.” He threw for 3,448 yards and a career-high 35 touchdowns in 2018, leading his team to a 10-6 record and a second place finish in the NFC West standings behind the Rams. Wilson spent a total of $156,000 on 13 teammates, according to a TMZ Sports report. Each lineman also received a letter from Wilson.Wilson wrote:  Related News Seattle went on to fall to the Cowboys in the Wild-Card Round of the playoffs.center_img Josh Rosen trade rumors: Are Dolphins interested in dealing for the Cardinals quarterback? Russell Wilson wants to be a ‘Seahawk for life’last_img read more