Authorities says policeman, former paramilitary and two municipal officials fired shots that killed US cameraman

first_img The authorities in Santa Lucia del Camino, in the Southern State of Oaxaca, say the shots that killed Indymedia cameraman Brad Will (photo) while he was covering protests by teachers on 27 October were fired by a policeman, a former paramilitary and two municipal officials (see photo with article). The authorities in Santa Lucía del Camino, in the Southern State of Oaxaca, have identified three people as suspects in the fatal shooting of US cameraman Brad Will on 27 October. They are municipal policeman Juan Carlos Soriano (on the left in the photo, in a red T-shirt and holding an automatic firearm), municipal personnel chief Manuel Aguilar (centre), public security director Abel Santiago Zárate (right) and a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which controls the state government, and Pedro Caramona, a former paramilitary. The four men are alleged to have fired on a street barricade manned by protesting teachers and members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), who have been staging protests for the past five months in support of demands for the resignation of Oaxaca state governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Will, 36, was filming at the barricade when he was fatally shot in the chest. Several Santa Lucia del Camino residents formally identified the three officials. The municipal authorities confirmed that they are suspected of firing the shots. Indymedia said Aguilar, Zárate and Carmona, had been arrested. A fifth person was also reportedly involved in the Will killing.Brad Will’s last video (link):http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3664350201077731285______________________________________________________________28.10.06 – US cameraman killed and photographer wounded in Oaxaca police shootingReporters Without Border said today it was deeply shocked at the death of US cameraman Brad Will, of the US news agency Indymedia, during a violent police crackdown on a demonstration by teachers in the southern state of Oaxaca yesterday. Photographer Osvaldo Ramírez, of the daily paper Milenio, was also shot in the leg. Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Mexico Reports to go further The worldwide press freedom organisation called for Oaxaca state governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, whose resignation the demonstrators were calling for and who last year had the daily Noticias de Oaxaca closed down for nearly six months, to be summoned before the new prosecutor’s office dealing with attacks on press freedom. It also urged federal authorities to investigate him and the Oaxaca municipal police, which it said had become a militia used by local officials. “We are horrified by this escalation of violence,” it said. “The mood of revolt in Oaxaca must end.”Will (whose real name is Wheyler), was shot dead with a bullet in his chest while reporting on a protest in front of the town hall of Santa Lucia del Camino (15 km from Oaxaca city) by the Oaxaca People’s Assembly (APPO), which groups 70,000 teachers and social workers, when police and agents of the governor opened fire on a barricade built by the demonstrators.A dozen clashes occurred in the town and nearby during which two other people were killed. Five protesters were killed during earlier demonstrations in recent days by APPO, which is calling for pay increases. Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s poorer states, has been in turmoil for more than a year. The teachers’ protests began on 22 May and since 14 June they have demanded Governor Ruiz Ortiz’ dismissal. RSF_en May 5, 2021 Find out more News MexicoAmericas center_img October 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities says policeman, former paramilitary and two municipal officials fired shots that killed US cameraman Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora statelast_img read more

CarParts.com’s Grand Prairie, Texas Distribution Center Gears Up for 2021

first_img GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS) (” CarParts.com “) announced today that its 210,000 square foot distribution center in Grand Prairie, Texas is now shipping and has hired its 200 th person to help meet customer demand. The facility, which features the latest warehouse technology, has already shipped over 100,000 packages spanning across gas, hybrid, and electric vehicles, ramping up for a busy 2021. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005475/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) The distribution center, which only began operations in Q4, 2020, was able to stock up quickly on fast moving inventory and is continuing to receive inbound containers weekly thanks to its employees’ relentless commitment to operational efficiency. CarParts.com also invested in the company’s capabilities by hiring 12 veterans, whose objective-oriented approach has enabled faster, smoother operations. “We’re thrilled that CarParts.com decided to become part of the Texas business community,” said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. “The company is growing and has found that Texas has a terrific business climate to support that growth. We appreciate all the jobs and economic activity that CarParts.com is bringing to our state, and we expect that number to grow. As a veteran myself, I am particularly pleased that CarParts.com has recognized that veterans are a tremendous asset to any growing business and has prioritized hiring them.” As America’s car fleet is the oldest in its history and the last year has seen wide ecommerce adoption, demand for CarParts.com’s products will continue to be high. That will make continued operational efficiency at the distribution center critical, and the CarParts.com team is committed to providing the resources it needs to be successful. CarParts.com is also proud of its partnership with Grand Prairie and how it has become part of the community. “The economic downturn has hurt Grand Prairie, just as it has hurt Texas and, indeed, all of America,” said Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen. “CarParts.com has brought Grand Prairie needed jobs and economic opportunity and has proven to be an excellent partner for our city and its people. We know they will be a partner long into the future.” The distribution center has been critical to CarParts.com’s ability to ensure its customers can get the right part to the right place as quickly as possible – CarParts.com understands that waiting for the right part is not an option in a country where 85% of people still drive to work. “We are incredibly proud and grateful for the intelligence, talent, and hard work of our team at the Grand Prairie distribution center,” said CarParts.com’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer David Meniane. “They have done exceptional work to get the facility stocked up and prepared to meet tremendous demand quickly. With the recent launch of our shopping hub for the EV community ( www.carparts.com/ev ), the distribution center will remain an essential player, carrying aftermarket auto parts for gas, electric, and hybrid vehicles, and supporting our mission to serve drivers quickly and effectively for years to come.” About CarParts.com With over 25 years of experience, and more than 50 million parts delivered, we’ve streamlined our website and sourcing network to better serve the way drivers get the parts they need. Utilizing the latest technologies and design principles, we’ve created an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly shopping experience that, alongside our own nationwide distribution network, cuts out the brick-and-mortar supply chain costs and provides quality parts at a budget-friendly price. CarParts.com is headquartered in Torrance, California. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005475/en/ CONTACT: Media: Sasha Trosman [email protected]: Ryan Lockwood [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET AUTOMOTIVE SOURCE: CarParts.com, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005475/en Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twittercenter_img TAGS  Facebook WhatsApp CarParts.com’s Grand Prairie, Texas Distribution Center Gears Up for 2021 Local NewsBusiness Previous articleSouthern Cross Selects Ciena to Enhance NEXT Cable Amid Global Bandwidth BoomNext articleNIC Named One of Forbes’ Best Small Companies Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

World’s First David Bowie Statue Unveiled In U.K. Town Where Ziggy Stardust Was Debuted

first_imgToday, as declared by The Daily Mail, the world’s first David Bowie statue was unveiled in Aylesbury, England. Aylesbury, a town in Buckinghamshire, holds a special place in David Bowie history, given that the town’s Friars nightclub is where the rock legend debuted the character of Ziggy Stardust, as well as of his two albums, during the early 1970s.The life-size bronze statue featuring depictions of both Bowie in 2002 and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust is named Earthly Messenger and was created by sculptor Andrew Sinclair. Notably, above the statue is a set of speakers, which will play a David Bowie song each hour. The David Bowie statue was unveiled in Aylesbury’s Market Square yesterday on March 25th by singer-songwriter Howard Jones.In addition to grants, a large portion of the funds for Earthly Messenger came from a £100,000 crowdfunding campaign led by local music promoter David Stopps. However, this is not the only Bowie-related memorial that Stopps has masterminded—earlier in March, Stopps also launched a petition to rename the town to “Aylesbowie.” Stopps explained to The Daily Telegraph that “The reaction to the statue has been so positive.” He continued, “When you get something like this people either love it or hate it. If people say ‘I hate it’ or ‘I absolutely love it’ then you know it’s real art. That’s the definition of art.”One such person who loves the statue is Rob Stringer, the CEO of Sony Music, who described Earthly Messenger as “beautiful.” He explained, “I thought it would be one figurine and it’s actually a complete compendium of his life. … To work with [Bowie] on the last two records was very emotional but I got to work with somebody who, when I was growing up in Aylesbury in the 70s, was the pop culture legend.”[H/T Daily Mail]last_img read more

Syracuse will host North Florida on Dec. 3

first_img Published on July 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Related Stories Syracuse will visit Wisconsin on Nov. 29 in ACC/Big Ten ChallengeSyracuse men’s basketball to reportedly host Colgate in 2016-17 season openerSyracuse basketball to play in Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational Syracuse will host North Florida on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Carrier Dome, SU Athletics announced Thursday morning. The Ospreys reached the program’s first NIT last season, finishing with a 10-4 record in Atlantic Sun Conference and 22-12 overall mark. Game time is to be determined.The Ospreys, who captured their second consecutive Atlantic Sun season title last year, return three starters and a total of eight players from last year’s team. They also return Dallas Moore, the reigning Atlantic Sun player of the year. He averaged a league-high 19.8 points and six assists per game last season. He was one of only four players in the country to top his league in both categories.In the 2015-16 season, Syracuse became the first No. 10 seed to reach the Final Four in NCAA tournament history. SU finished the year with a 23-14 record.There are currently 10 games that have been reported on the Orange’s schedule. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Man United romp to 4-1 win against struggling Fulham

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho answered his critics — for the time being at least — as his Manchester United side recorded their biggest league victory in 13 months with a 4-1 win over Fulham.Ashley Young, with his first goal in over 12 months, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku shot United into a commanding first-half lead.But they struggled to add to that advantage after the break, even after Fulham were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, moments after Aboubakar Kamara had pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.Eventually, United were able to do so, completing the rout in the 82nd minute when Marcus Rashford beat Fulham keeper Sergio Rico at his near post with a curling shot from the edge of the area.Young struck early, receiving a short pass from Rashford and beating Denis Odoi far too easily as he cut into the Fulham area.There was still much for Young to do to beat Rico but the former England international lofted a superbly weighted finish into the top corner to give the visiting keeper no chance.The second goal, just before the half-hour, was far more routine although no less impressive given the speed with which United launched a devastating counter-attack.Lukaku slipped the ball down the left wing for Rashford and the England forward picked out Mata, arriving speedily into the Fulham area, with a perfect pass which his Spanish team-mate steered left-footed into the corner.There was time for United to add a third in the 42nd minute, from a clever corner routine that saw Mata and Jesse Lingard exchange passes before the former crossed into an empty six-yard area where Lukaku gratefully converted the easiest of chances.– United changes –Mourinho made four changes to the side that drew with Arsenal in midweek, meaning he has made a league-high 50 changes over the course of the 16-game season.But there was still no starting place for Paul Pogba, widely criticised for his performance in last weekend’s draw at Southampton and benched for the much-improved midweek display against the Gunners.Yet there was little wrong with the way in which United, so often accused of starting games slowly, set about handling Fulham. Share on: WhatsApp Even before Young’s opening goal, teenage full-back Diogo Dalot sent over a couple of dangerous right-wing crosses that Fulham were forced to defend.A first-time volley from Young also threatened, while Rico made a magnificent diving stop to keep out a sensational long-range shot from a Rashford free-kick while David De Gea’s only first-half action was a routine stop from a hopeful Aleksandar Mitrovic attempt.A three-goal lead for United was fully merited on balance and forced Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri into a double half-time substitution with Luciano Vietto and Kamara thrown on.Not that matters improved for the Premier League’s bottom club. Within minutes of the restart, Rico parried a powerful Rashford shot and Lukaku planted the rebound wide and, moments later, the keeper showed quick reflexes to beat Lukaku to a Dalot cross with his goal again at the striker’s mercy.Ander Herrera also missed a glorious chance, shooting wide from Mata’s pass, before Fulham pulled a goal back in the 67th minute.United claimed Kamara had fouled Phil Jones as he collected a pass but referee Lee Probert judged Herrera had tripped the Fulham substitute, who took and scored the resulting penalty himself.Hopes of a Fulham fightback were short-lived, however, with Zambo Anguissa collecting a second yellow card, for fouling Rashford, within a minute and reducing his team to 10 men.With that extra-man advantage, Lukaku, Rashford and Scott McTominay all wasted glorious chances for more goals.last_img read more