first_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News The journalist Telésforo Santiago Enríquez was gunned down in cold blood on 2nd May 2019, in the southern state of Oaxaca. ​Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Mexican authorities to shed all possible light on his murder. Organisation May 3, 2019 Another journalist murdered in Mexico, fourth this year Telésforo Santiago Enríquez was shot yesterday as he was driving his car in San Agustín Loxicha. The local authorities said he was ambushed. He was the fourth journalist to be gunned down in Mexico this year.Enríquez taught indigenous languages and was an indigenous rights activist. He was also the founder of El Cafetal, a community radio on which he often criticized the local authorities.  RSF has been told that he received death threats in February. Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Freedom of expression “We call on the authorities to conduct an exhaustive and transparent investigation into Telésforo Santiago Enríquez’s death,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “This latest murder is yet another reminder of how dangerous journalism is in Mexico.” May 5, 2021 Find out more Reports News Mexico is ranked 144th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Freedom of expression NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts to go further News April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgplanned treatments in other EU countries This information is about living in Malta. There’s different guidance if you’re visiting Malta. a UK-issued EHIC for travel Healthcare if you live and work in MaltaYou must register as a resident if you’re living in Malta for more than 3 months.You’re entitled to state healthcare as long as you meet the requirements of the Maltese Social Security system.The Maltese state healthcare system is extensive and covers many services including specialist treatment, inpatient care, prescriptions, antenatal and postnatal care.You may be entitled to a Maltese EHIC for travel, including visits to the UK.You may also have the right to apply for a UK S1 if you start drawing a UK State Pension.How to registerFirst, register as a resident in Malta.If you’re employed or self-employed, you’ll pay social security contributions in Malta. These entitle you to free state healthcare.If you’re employed, your employer will pay your national insurance contributions for you. You can get a social security number from the Department of Social Security or from the District Offices.If you’re self-employed, you’ll need to pay your social security contributions directly to the Commissioner of Inland Revenue.If you are not exempt from paying contributions and do not have an S1 form, you can apply for a Maltese RHA Entitlement Card. This entitles you to free state healthcare in Malta. You will not be covered for everything you’d get if you were paying social security contributions.You’ll need to show proof that you’re eligible for state healthcare services each time you go to your health centre. This can be either: If you’re registered for state healthcare in Malta, most services are free. You may have to pay for prescribed medicine.UK nationals can access the Maltese healthcare system for free in one of these ways: Not all UK benefits that can be claimed while abroad entitle you to UK-funded healthcare. Read more about claiming benefits if you move abroad or contact Jobcentre Plus to ask about a benefit. You do not need to register with a GP in Malta. You can make an appointment or go to the health centre nearest to your home.How much you’ll payIf you’re employed, your contributions are usually 10% of your salary before tax. Your employer pays a further 10% contribution.If you’re self-employed, your contributions are around 15% of your taxable income.Most state healthcare services in Malta are free.Prescribed medicine is free when you’re a hospital inpatient and for 3 days after you’re discharged. After that, you pay for prescriptions. How much you pay depends on the medicine and is set by the Maltese government.If you have a low income or chronic illness, you may be able to get either a ‘pink form’ or ‘yellow card’. These entitle you to free prescriptions.Dental care is not usually free. Most dentists have private practices. You can get emergency free dental care at some health centres and state hospitals.You may have to pay for any treatment not considered necessary.If your UK employer has sent you to Malta temporarily (‘posted workers’)A posted worker, also known as a ‘detached worker’, is someone employed or self-employed in the UK, but temporarily sent to a European Economic Area (EEA) country.UK posted workers can access healthcare in Malta using an EHIC, GHIC or S1 form.HMRC has a helpline for National Insurance enquiries from non-UK residents. They can answer questions about posted worker status and explain which documents you will need to get healthcare while posted.UK-funded healthcare: using an S1 form in MaltaThere’s different guidance if you have an S1 as a posted worker.You may be entitled to state healthcare paid for by the UK if you’re a resident in Malta and receive a UK State Pension.You may also be entitled to an S1 form if you’re a frontier worker (someone who works in one state and lives in another). You must contact HMRC National Insurance enquiries to find out if you’re eligible.If you started living in Malta before 1 January 2021, you may also be entitled to an S1 if you receive some other ‘exportable benefits’. Entitlement UnitSt Luke’s HospitalG’Mangia HillG’MangiaMalta You’ll need to show the Entitlement Unit: Once registered, you’ll be issued with a Certificate of Entitlement. Show this each time you see a GP or access healthcare servicesYour Certificate of Entitlement shows that you’re entitled to healthcare on the same basis as a Maltese citizen.Studying in MaltaYou can use an EHIC or GHIC to get medically necessary healthcare until the end of your study period.Getting treatment in the UKSome former UK residents do not have to pay for NHS treatment when visiting England. This includes UK nationals who started living in the EU before 1 January 2021.Read more about healthcare when you no longer live in the UK.If you return to live in the UK you’ll be able to use the NHS like any other UK resident.Read more about using the NHS when you return to live in the UK.center_img Stay up to dateThis guidance will be updated if anything changes to how you get state healthcare in Malta.Sign up for email alerts a copy of your last payslip or residence card if you’re employed or self-employed your Certificate of Entitlement your RHA card your EHIC or GHIC your original S1 form your eResidence card your passport photocopies of the above NHS Overseas Healthcare Services Telephone: +44 (0)191 218 1999Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pmSaturday, 9am to 3pm Dependants and family members may be classified differently in Malta than the UK.Check with the local authorities when you register your S1 form.How to get an S1 formIf you have a UK State Pension, you must request an application form by phone from NHS Overseas Healthcare Services. paying social security contributions being exempt from paying social security contributions, for example if you’re on benefits or have a low income using a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) for temporary stays showing a UK passport if you’re staying for up to one month using an RHA Entitlement Card registering a UK-issued S1 form with the Entitlement Unit in Malta Once you have an S1 form, you must register it on the Maltese system.This will mean you and your dependants will be entitled to healthcare in Malta on the same basis as a Maltese citizen.You’ll also get: How to use an S1 form in MaltaYou must register your S1 form with the Entitlement Unit in Malta.last_img read more

first_imgNZ Herald 21 Nov 2012A South Auckland prostitution spot has become embroiled in turf battles between local workers and those travelling from as far as Christchurch and Tokoroa to earn up to $1000 a night, says a crime prevention officer. The out-of-town sex workers sometimes make up half the 30 or so working in and around Hunters Corner in Papatoetoe, with their presence leading to fighting and increased hostility. Community worker Kehi Moana Fameitau said he had noticed the increase in his role as a local crime prevention officer. “They have some from Christchurch, Tokoroa, Hamilton and Tauranga. From Christchurch there must be six of them and Hamilton they have [at least] five men, fa’afafine.” The behaviour had become so brazen they often walked up to cars and propositioned men, despite them being with their families. Mr Fameitau said the local prostitutes were not happy about the intrusion and were clashing with the out-of-towners. “There was a big fight last Saturday between the girls and the fa’afafine. Six men and four ladies were fighting.” He claimed prostitutes could earn up to $1000 in a day thanks to a steady supply of customers. ….Children on their way to school were being exposed to prostitutes waiting in bus stops wearing g-strings,”and they can see everything”. read more

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys swimming Not only is Baldwinsville boys swimmer Nick Schultz performing well in local meets, he is taking his talents statewide and winning there, too.Schultz again emerged victorious in the 100-yard breaststroke during the Jan. 4 Yeti Invitational at Webster Schroeder High School, near Rochester, where Liverpool was also in the field.With a time of 57.76 seconds, Schultz nearly matched his 57.68 from the Dec. 27 Gary Griffn Sprint Invitational and handily beat this field, more than three seconds clear of runner-up Jacob Novozhenets (Pittsford), who posted 1:01.38. Of greater importance for Schultz was his time of 53 seconds flat in the 100 butterfly, which qualified him for the state meet in March and was a close second to Pittsford’s Neil Mortimer, who won in 52.66 seconds.In the 400 freestyle relay, Schultz, Bailey Ludden, John Burns and Tristan Miranda posted a season-best 3:28.11 to finish third, with Quinn Gruppe helping Schultz, Ludden and Burns get sixth place (1:44.28) in the 200 medley relay.Ludden improved to 1:49.37 in the 200 freestyle to grab third place, also finishing eighth in the 500 freestyle in 5:03.82.center_img While everyone awaited next Wednesday’s showdown between B’ville and Liverpool, the Bees first had to host two other meets in the first full week of 2020.Against Mexico last Tuesday, B’ville prevailed again, topping the Tigers 57-37 as Schultz went 1:02.30 in the 100 breaststroke this time after his win in the 200 freestyle in 1:56.83.Ludden, in 50.92 seconds, topped Burns (53.03) in the 100 freestyle before he won the 100 backstroke in 1:01.75. Gruppe finished first in the 50 freestyle in 24.90 seconds and added a 100 butterfly victory in 1:00.82.Sweeping the relays, B’ville had Schultz, Ludden, Burns and Jason Isbell go 1:47.02 in the 200 medley, with Harrison German joining Gruppe, Schultz and Ludden in going 1:37.96 in the 200 freestyle relay. The 400 freestyle relay has Gruppe, Burns, Harrison Meyers and Tristan Miranda finish in 3:40.74.Then it was the Bees against Syracuse City on Friday night, and it moved to 6-0 on the season, the Bees prevailing by a score of 52-40.Schultz went 2:01.53 in the 200 IM and 49.86 seconds to hold off Ludden (50.41) in the 100 freestyle, with Ludden also a close second (1:48.10) to Syracuse’s Belal Hamad (1:48.04) in the 200 freestyle.Burns beat the field in the 100 butterfly in 57.66 seconds, with Gruppe taking the 50 freestyle in 25.15 seconds over Isbell (26.13). Aidan Solomon had the quickest time in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.83 to Isbell’s 1:07.33.In the 200 freestyle relay, Schultz, Burns, Gruppe and Ludden went 1:37.90, this following a 200 medley relay where Isbell, Burns, Gruppe and Becket Plumley finished in 1:48.10. Ludden, Burns, Schultz and Meyers tore to 3:35.26 in the 400 freestyle relay.Right after B’ville hosts Liverpool, it competes next Friday and Saturday in the Salt City Athletic Conference championship meet.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo will continue to take penalties for Portugal despite losing his touch from the spot for both club and country, coach Fernando Santos said on Sunday.Ronaldo, Portugal’s all-time leading scorer, missed a penalty in the 0-0 draw with Austria in Group F on Saturday and has failed to hit the target in four of his last five penalties for Portugal and Real Madrid. (ALSO READ: Frustration for Cristiano Ronaldo as Portugal, Austria play out goalless draw)”If there is a penalty in the next game, Cristiano Ronaldo will take it and he will score,” Santos told reporters. “He is used to scoring goals, he is a winner and he also reacts well when he makes a mistake. That is what we expect from him.”Ronaldo, who won a record 128th cap on Saturday, has had a disappointing Euro 2016 so far, failing to convert any of several good chances as Portugal have drawn both of their games.Left-back Raphael Guerreiro has increased the pressure on Ronaldo’s place as the free kick specialist after scoring with a superbly-taken effort in a 3-0 friendly win over Norway before the tournament when Ronaldo was not playing.”Cristiano always wants to take the free kicks and it has always been him who has taken them,” said Santos. “If Raphael had not scored that goal, nobody would be talking about this.””We played really well against Austria without scoring and we have to continue with this attitude. We made Austria, who are ranked 10th in the world, look like a small team.”advertisementSantos said Portugal should not be ashamed of “being ugly” and that he had told his family that he would not be coming home until the day after the Euro 2016 final when he expected a party. “Sometimes, I get the feeling that we are ashamed about being ugly, or not being pretty,” he said. “If we have to be ugly and that brings us efficiency, we have to be ugly. I’m ugly by nature and I don’t mind being even uglier.”Portugal need to beat Hungary on Wednesday to make sure of qualifying for the knockout stages but Santos said he would be staying in France until the final on July 10. (FULL EURO 2016 COVERAGE)”I am only going back to Portugal on July 11 and I am going to be welcomed with a party,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Looking for the next rate signalBank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz speaks at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University on Tuesday. Deputy governor Timothy Lane warned Thursday of serious consequences related to steel and aluminum tariffs, despite reassuring trade news out of the United States, as he sent signals the bank’s in no rush to raise interest rates.Unrest in the oil patchTim McMillan, president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers speaks to the Canadian Club of Calgary on Monday. McMillan has been raising the alarm over regulatory confusion in the energy sector, which has delayed pipeline projects such as the Trans Mountain expansion and contributed to bottlenecks and steeper-than-usual discounts on Canadian oilsands crude.Looking to turn the pageEmpire Company Ltd., parent of grocer Sobeys, discusses fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday. The Sobeys brand has made news lately, first with allegations in December that it was part of a nation-wide bread price-fixing conspiracy, and more recently when it made a last-minute break with a series of “wellness’” expositions in February that included a man convicted in the death of his toddler.Quebecor resultQuebecor Inc. discusses fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday. The Montreal-based media conglomerate filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court in February in stop a decree that gives $10 million in repayable financial assistance to rival Groupe Capitales Medias, which Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau calls “blatant favouritism” on behalf of the government.The month in manufacturingStatistics Canada releases the monthly survey of manufacturing for January on Friday. Manufacturing sales for December were down 0.3 per cent from a revised record high for November, and January figures are expected to be buffeted by the contrary forces of U.S. tax reform and protectionist sentiment from Donald Trump’s White House.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version referred to revelations that Sobeys was part of a bread price-fixing conspiracy. The allegations have not been proven.last_img read more

first_imgTo celebrate the spirit of Sufism, Punjabi singer and Padma Shree Awardee Hans Raj Hans will be performing for a musical concert ‘Jazbaa’. The event, which will be held on March 15 at Siri Fort Auditorium, is a tribute to our martyr soldiers and a way to create awareness about India’s social strength – ‘Cultural diversity and religious unity’ and economical strength ‘One nation one tax’.The singer who is bestowed with so many awards globally for his contribution to music will be weaving magic for delhites. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainHe will leave you spellbound with his performance and take you back to the era of Punjabi folk music. With chartbusters like ‘Tote Tote Ho Gya Dil’, ‘Dil Chori Sada Hogya’, ‘Khali Dil Nahi Jaan Bhi Hai’, ‘Aaja Nachle’ and many more to his credit, the music maestro is one of the renowned names of music industry. He has also worked alongside Late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Hans Raj majorly sings Punjabi Folk and Sufi music but his Indipop albums are equally popular among audience. The musical evening at Siri fort auditorium is being organised by Rudraksha communications in association with the IRS association.last_img read more

first_imgWashington: The US public and Washington’s deeply divided political class on Sunday faced another day of anxiously waiting to learn if the key findings of the Russian meddling probe will implicate President Donald Trump in serious wrongdoing. Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the confidential final report on his 22-month investigation Friday and Attorney General Bill Barr has been studying the document, which he must summarize for Congress. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The Justice Department had told legislators that Barr would not be sending an outline of its “principal conclusions” — expected over the weekend — on Saturday, according to US media. That left the American public still in the dark over what the Mueller investigation uncovered about the president’s ties to Russia and alleged acts of obstruction of justice. Chronic tweeter Trump, who was spending the weekend at his Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago residence, remained uncommonly silent after spending two years repeatedly labeling Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation an illegal witch hunt. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls After the president spent the morning golfing, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley confirmed that they still had not seen the report or been briefed on its findings. Asked how the president felt, Gidley replied: “He’s good.” Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress, many of whom are hoping for evidence to support a presidential impeachment, pressed hard to ensure the report’s full contents are made public, and not just a summary prepared by the Trump-appointed Barr. Neal Katyal, the former Justice Department official who drafted the rules for special counsels, said Barr had no excuse for keeping Mueller’s report secret. “Absolutely nothing in the law or the regulations prevents the report from becoming public,” Katyal said in a Washington Post opinion piece. The secret report was handed to Barr on Friday with the announcement that no new indictments were forthcoming. That produced sighs of relief from the White House, where members of Trump’s family — Don Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner in particular — had been feared possible targets of the probe. For Trump himself, Mueller was prevented by longstanding Justice Department policy from indicting the president. But his report could still outline criminal behavior by Trump that could be the basis for an impeachment effort. Mueller, a 74-year-old veteran criminal prosecutor and former FBI chief, investigated whether members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russians to skew the 2016 election. In addition, he studied whether actions by Trump, including the May 2017 firing of FBI director James Comey, amounted to criminal obstruction of justice. At the end of the probe, he was required to produce to Barr a confidential report that explained why he decided to indict or not indict subjects of the probe. Barr must summarize the report for Congress. He said in a letter to congressional leaders Friday that he is “committed to as much transparency as possible.” However, the special counsel regulations “give Barr lots of discretion about what to disclose,” said Andrew Coan, a University of Arizona law professor. “The selective release of exculpatory material is a possibility worth watching for,” Coan warned. Analysts cautioned about reaching any conclusions, saying nothing is yet known about the form or length of the report. “The president should wait before popping the champagne corks over this and tweeting in triumph,” Benjamin Wittes, a prominent Washington legal analyst, wrote on the Lawfare website. Mueller indicted 34 individuals during the probe, among them six Trump associates, including his former national security advisor Mike Flynn, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, and campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Five of the six have pleaded guilty to the charges against them. Court filings in those cases painted a broad picture of a cohesive Russian effort via hacking and social media manipulation to swing the election in Trump’s favor against Democrat Hillary Clinton. The investigation has revealed scores of contacts between the campaign and Russians, with members of the team readily talking to the Russians about obtaining dirt on Clinton. Hours before Barr’s announcement, Trump repeated his accusation that the entire investigation was a hoax and questioned Mueller’s credentials for investigating him. But Mueller, who was director of the FBI for 12 years, has the respect and support of Democrats and Republicans alike as a straight-shooting, disciplined and fair investigator.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Unemployment rate in India has doubled in eight years to 2018 as 50 lakh lost jobs in last two years beginning with demonetisation in November 2016, a new research by a privately run university said. A report by Azim Premji University researchers led by Amit Basole said with the government not releasing results of the new high-frequency Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), they used data from the Consumer Pyramids Survey of the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIC-CPDX) to understand the employment situation between 2016 and 2018. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Unemployment, in general, has risen steadily post 2011. Both the PLFS and the CMIE-CPDX report the overall unemployment rate to be around 6 per cent in 2018, double of what it was in the decade from 2000 to 2011,” the report posted on the university’s website said. India’s unemployed, it said, were mostly the higher educated and the young. “Our analysis of CMIE-CPDX reveals that five million men lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, the beginning of the decline in jobs coinciding with demonetisation in November 2016, although no direct causal relationship can be established based only on these trends,” it said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostA leaked report of the periodic labour force survey by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) had shown unemployment at a 45-year high of more than 6 per cent in 2017-18 but the government has officially not yet released the report, saying the version reported in the media was not final. The Azim Premji University research report said among urban women, graduates are 10 per cent of the working age population but 34 per cent of the unemployed. The age group 20-24 years is hugely over-represented among the unemployed. Among urban men, for example, this age group accounts for 13.5 per cent of the working age population but 60 per cent of the unemployed. “In addition to rising open unemployment among the higher educated, the less educated (and likely, informal) workers have also seen job losses and reduced work opportunities since 2016,” it said. “In general, women are much worse affected than men. They have higher unemployment rates as well as lower labour force participation rates”. The report said India’s labour statistics system is in transition. The five-yearly employment-unemployment surveys conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSS-EUS), the last of which was in 2011-12, have been discontinued. The annual surveys conducted by the Labour Bureau (LB-EUS) have also been discontinued. The last available survey in this series is from 2015. “The government has not released the results of the new high-frequency Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by the NSSO,” it said adding in the absence of official survey data, numbers from the Consumer Pyramids Survey of the Centre for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE-CPDX) was used to understand the employment situation between 2016 and 2018. “CMIE-CPDX is a nationally representative survey that covers about 1,60,000 households and 5,22,000 individuals and is conducted in three ‘waves’, each spanning four months, beginning from January of every year. An employment-unemployment module was added to this survey in 2016,” the report said. “We find that the CMIE-CPDX estimates of the labour force participation rate (LFPR) and the workforce participation rate (WPR) for men are comparable to those from the LB-EUS survey, as well as the NSS-EUS. For women, these rates differ substantially across surveys.”last_img read more

The chess computer engine that keeps me warm during the games suggested a rather dramatic sacrifice: taking black’s pawn on f7 with the white knight. Black’s king would take the white knight, but white would gain exciting but complex attacking chances. Carlsen opted against the gambit — instead developing a bishop to f3 — perhaps because his clock was loudly ticking in his ear.Caruana started scratching his own head at this point — but the tension soon slackened. By move 26, the queens and remaining bishops had been traded off the board, leaving the two in another endgame involving only rooks and pawns, just like they had on Friday. This version, however, ended much more quickly than the marathon that came before. read more