Journalist seriously injured in shooting attack on Nuevo Laredo newspaper

first_img to go further MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports News Reporters Without Borders is shocked at a shooting attack on the El Mañana newspaper in the northeastern city of Nuevo Laredo on 6 February in which crime reporter Jaime Orozco Tey was seriously injured. In a region rife with drug trafficking, the attack is yet another attempt to silence news media that already practice self-censorship for fear of reprisals. News May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced deep shock today at a attack by two gunmen on the headquarters of the El Mañana daily in Nuevo Laredo (in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas) on 6 February in which crime reporter Jaime Orozco Tey was shot five times, in the chest and spine, and is now in a serious condition.“The care that El Mañana took in its coverage of a region in the grip of violence and drug cartels was not enough to prevent it from being the target of this new attempt to silence the press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Fourteen journalists have been killed in Mexico since the start of President Vicente Fox’s term, half of them in Tamaulipas,” the press freedom organisation noted. “We welcome the fact that the federal authorities are conducting the required investigation, as they have undertaken to do in the case of all attacks on the media. And we express our hopes for Orozco’s recovery.”The attack was carried out by two men armed with AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, who burst into the offices of El Mañana at night, fired off about 30 rounds in the newsroom and threw a grenade. Several employees were hurt by flying glass. Orozco was shot as he tried to flee. He has undergone an operation and has had several transfusions since being rushed to hospital.The attack bears the hallmark of an operation carried out by hitmen on behalf of drug traffickers, who are especially active in this part of Mexico. Following the still-unsolved murder of its editor, Roberto Javier Mora García, on 19 March 2004, the newspaper decided to restrict its coverage of drug trafficking and local government corruption.During a visit it made to Mexico’s northern states in May 2005, Reporters Without Borders was told by El Mañana managing editor Ramon Ramon Dario Cantú Deandar : “All of our journalists who cover sensitive subjects, especially drug trafficking, have been the target of threats and violence. So now we only publish information provided by the authorities.”Several other Nuevo Laredo news media follow the same practice, including radio Stereo 91 XHNOE, whose crime reporter, Dolores Guadalupe García Escamilla, was killed on 5 April 2005. Cantú Deandar said at a news conference yesterday that El Mañana will no longer do any investigative reporting on drug trafficking. April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information February 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist seriously injured in shooting attack on Nuevo Laredo newspaper Receive email alertslast_img read more

Pasadena Family Law Attorney Don Schweitzer Joins Foothill Unity Center Board of Directors

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Family Law Attorney Don Schweitzer Joins Foothill Unity Center Board of Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 29, 2016 | 12:51 pm Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News center_img Make a comment Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, Pasadena’s premier family law firm, announced today that Partner and Founder, Don Schweitzer has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Foothill Unity Center — a multi-service, non-profit agency serving low-income families throughout the San Gabriel Valley.We are proud to welcome Don to our Board of Directors and look forward to working with him,” said Mary Ann Lutz, Board President, Foothill Unity Center. “For the past three years, Don and his firm have raised over $45,000 for Foothill Unity Center’s annual Pediatric Mobile Dental Clinic that provides more than 3,000 pediatric dental procedures to approximately 120 needy San Gabriel Valley school-age children each year. Being appointed to our Board of Directors was a natural next step. Don is truly passionate about serving local families, and we are grateful for our partnership, and the support and dedication he and the firm have provided.”As a Certified Family Law Specialist and former District Attorney, Schweitzer has extensive background in domestic violence, divorce and child custody issues. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Schweitzer was a Police Officer for approximately 10 years. As a faculty instructor at the National Business Institute, Schweitzer teaches continuing legal education classes on the topic of ethics and advanced courses on family law. He is past president of the Pasadena Bar Association, and member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the California State Bar. He is a member of the Pasadena City College Foundation and on the board of the Fire Family Foundation.About Foothill Unity CenterFounded in 1980, Foothill Unity Center is the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources across eleven San Gabriel Valley cities: Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale. 80% of the Center’s clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. The number of people served by the organization has more than tripled over the last five years. The federally designated California Action Agency for the Foothill Area operates locations in Monrovia and Pasadena.About The Law Offices of Donald P. SchweitzerThe Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, A Professional Corporation, (LODPS, APC) is Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Its specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. Their staff of 20 attorneys and legal support staff handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way.For more information, visit www.pasadenalawoffice.com. 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Display home heaven opens up on the Redcliffe Peninsula at Newport

first_imgStockland has unveiled 11 of its new display homes at the $590 million Newport community on the Redcliffe Peninsula.THE BASICSNEWPORTDeveloper: StocklandPrice: From $263,200 for 312sq mLocation: Spinnaker Boulevard, NewportThe Newport display village is coming to life with 11 of the 30 display homes complete and ready for inspection.ELEVEN stunning display homes have been unveiled at Stockland’s waterside community on the Redcliffe Peninsula.The homes feature the latest generation of designs from some of Australia’s biggest, most recognised builders, including Metricon, Coral, Clarendon, Porter Davis, and McDonald Jones. Once fully complete next month (July), the display village will feature 30 display homes.Stockland regional manager David Laner said the completion of the first display homes was a significant milestone for Newport and something that new home buyers in the Newport community were excited about.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoNewport display home.“Newport is the perfect location for customers who want to combine the unique, relaxed lifestyle of bayside living with the convenience of nearby retail, schools and an easy commute to the Brisbane CBD,” Mr Laner said. “All of these new homes make the absolute most of the community’s bayside and waterfront location with their seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor living and entertaining.”Newport is a $590 million community, which will eventually comprise more than 2,000 new homes.New sites have recently been released, priced from $263,200 to $310,200 for 312sq m to 425sq m. Newport display home.“The community is incredibly popular, with land releases selling out quickly from the outset, and we have lots of buyers who can’t wait to start building their new home,” Mr Laner said.“With this in mind, we’re looking forward to seeing how buyers will be influenced and inspired by the innovative trends showcased in these display homes when it comes to building their own dream homes.”Newport is within walking distance of Kippa-Ring train station and a short drive from shops, schools, cafes and restaurants. The community is proposed to feature a retail and dining precinct, future retirement village, future foreshore parks and a proposed 23ha non-tidal lake with high mast access to Moreton Bay.last_img read more

Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?

first_imgBBC News 19 June 2018The government has said there will be a review into the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes but has rejected suggestions by former Foreign Secretary Lord Hague that its recreational use could be legalised.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said there was strong scientific evidence the drug could “harm people’s mental and physical health and damage communities”.What do experts think about the health risks of recreational cannabis use?Cannabis is thought to be the most widely used illegal drug in the UK.But while it can lead to feelings of relaxation, happiness and sleepiness, many experts say the drug is not the harmless “natural” high some claim it to be.In some cases, it can increase anxiety and paranoia, lead to confusion and even hallucinations, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.Beyond this, there’s also “compelling evidence” that regular cannabis use increases the risk of developing psychotic illnesses, such as schizophrenia, particularly in adolescents, says Dr Marta di Forti, from King’s College London.Younger people are thought to be particularly vulnerable because their brains are still developing, says Dr Michael Bloomfield, from University College London.Studies have linked the increased risk of psychosis to potent strains of cannabis that have higher proportions of the psychoactive compound THC, says Dr Di Forti.A previous study suggested the risk of psychosis was five times higher for people who smoked such cannabis every day compared with non-users.Milder forms contain less THC and more CBD, which works as an anti-psychotic and counteracts some of the negative effects of THC.However, research suggests the vast majority of cannabis being sold illegally in the UK is super-strength skunk.But it’s worth pointing out that the vast majority of people who use cannabis do not develop psychosis and many people diagnosed with such disorders have never used cannabis.It is also thought that genes may play a role in the risk.The exact health impact of cannabis use is still a subject of debate, with not all studies reaching the same findings.Does smoking cannabis cause depression?While some studies have found an association between regular cannabis use and depression, Dr Di Forti says this link is less clear than that with psychosis.And it may be the case that people who are depressed are more likely to use cannabis.Is cannabis addictive?There was a time when experts thought this was not the case.But current evidence suggests that it can be – particularly if it’s used regularly – with about 10% of regular users estimated to have a dependence.For some people who quit, there can be withdrawal symptoms, such as cravings, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, irritability and restlessness, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.“People end up having problems with relationships. It impacts on their ability to function at work and school,” Prof Celia Morgan, professor of psychopharmacology at the University of Exeter, says.While some of this addiction may be psychological, Dr Bloomfield says there is good evidence to suggest that THC itself can be physically addictive for some people.“Cannabis addiction exists and it can potentially ruin lives,” he adds.What about memory?Getting high on cannabis impairs memory and cognitive ability in the short term, says Prof Morgan.And some of the effects of this, though mild and reversible, seems to remain for up to 20 days, the amount of time it takes for the drug to leave the system.Can cannabis be a gateway drug for harder ones, such as cocaine or heroin?Prof Morgan says that while some people who take hard drugs may also smoke cannabis, there is no strong evidence those who try cannabis will go on to become hard-drug takers.However, cannabis may lead to a legal drug habit that is harmful in a range of ways – tobacco smoking.Tobacco is “one of the most damaging addictive substances”, Prof Morgan adds.What about cancer?Tobacco smoking is known to increase the risk of a range of illnesses, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.So does it follow that cannabis smoking also poses the same dangers?It’s still not clear whether cannabis smoking itself raises the risk of cancer or if the increased risk seen among cannabis smokers is actually the result of them mixing the drug with tobacco.In any event, people who smoke cannabis regularly, with or without tobacco, are more likely to have bronchitis – inflammation of the lining of the lungs – according to the NHS.Are there any health benefits?Many patients who have been self-medicating with recreational cannabis say it works for them.Recently, the families of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell and six-year-old Alfie Dingley have made newspaper headlines. They say cannabis oil treatments have radically controlled the boys’ epileptic seizures.While these cannabis oils are not recreational drugs, they’re not medically licensed treatments either.A cross-party report found good evidence that cannabis treatments can help alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting, particularly in the context of chemotherapy, and anxiety.It also found moderate evidence it could help with sleep disorders, poor appetite, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder and Parkinson’s symptoms.Now, a government review will look at the evidence and make its own recommendations on which cannabis-based medicines might offer real medical and therapeutic benefits to patients.But regardless of what they find, Mr Javid added: “This step is in no way a first step to the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use.”https://www.bbc.com/news/health-44532417Keep up with family issues in NZ. 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