Threats against business daily’s lawyer and president

first_img June 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information August 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Threats against business daily’s lawyer and president VenezuelaAmericas Organisation News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Venezuela August 25, 2020 Find out more The business daily Reporte de la Economía’s lawyer, Giselle Suárez, has told the authorities she has been getting messages warning her that she will be killed if she continues to talk to the media about her investigation into the 2 June murder of the newspaper’s vice-president, Pierre Fould Gerges. The messages also talked of setting fire to the Caracas-based newspaper’s headquarters.In response to her complaint, Caracas judge Leiby Rojas ordered police protection for Suárez and Reporte de la Economía president Tanous Gerges, the victim’s brother. The authorities had previously announced that all of the newspaper’s staff would be given protection, but no action was taken.Suárez said at a news conference on 9 June that the investigation was focussing on a group of five bankers, and that the newspaper would publish their names in a special issue the next day. However, the newspaper’s management announced shortly afterwards that it would not go ahead because of external pressure.Pierre Fould Gerges was gunned down in Caracas on 2 June by a man on a motorcycle. The circumstances suggest the killer mistook him for his brother, who had been receiving threats for several months for denouncing alleged corruption within the national oil company PDVSA.___________________________10.06 – Business daily accuses five bankers of being behind its vice-president’s murderThe management of the Reporte de la Economía daily has accused a network of five bankers of being behind the murder of its vice-president, Pierre Fould Gerges, who was gunned down in Caracas on 2 June.The newspaper’s lawyer, Gisel Suárez, said at a news conference yesterday that the investigation was focussing on a financial group that “constitutes an appendage of the state, that has created a state within the state.” She added: “The government has nothing to do with this case. It is not a political crime, but a crime against free expression.”While not confirming this theory, interior minister Ramón Rodríguez Chacín meanwhile said the investigation was advancing “very rapidly.”Reporters Without Borders commented: “The utmost care is required with this case. One of the hypotheses is that the victim was murdered by mistake, that the killers mistook him for his brother, Tanous Gerges, Reporte de la Economía’s president, who was targeted for reasons that remain to be established.”__________________________04.06 – Business daily’s vice-president gunned down in Caracas, brother had received death threatsReporters Without Borders urges the authorities to shed light on every aspect of the murder of Pierre Fould Gerges, the vice-president of the Caracas-based business daily Reporte de la Economía, who was gunned down in Caracas on 2 June. The motive is not yet known, but the circumstances suggest the killers mistook him for his brother, Tanous Gerges, the newspaper’s president, who had received many threats in recent months.“It is obviously too soon to say the murder was clearly linked to the victim’s work as a journalist but we hope the investigators will examine this possibility carefully, especially as the victim’s brother, the newspaper’s president, had been threatened and the newspaper had covered sensitive issues,” Reporters Without Borders said, voicing its support for the Gerges family and Reporte de la Economía’s staff. Pierre Fould Gerges left the newspaper’s headquarters driving his brother’s car at around 5:30 pm on 2 June and was intercepted soon afterward in the southeastern district of Chuao by two men on a motorcycle, who opened fire 17 times, hitting him in the neck and chest and killing him instantly.The initial indications are that he was shot by hired hit-men who mistook him for his brother. Reporte de la Economía lawyer Giselle Suárez said Pierre resembled Tanous, who had been receiving threats for the past several months, mostly by email. She said the most recent threat, received two weeks before the murder, referred to a hit-man who had just been let out of prison. Suárez added that the authorities had not taken any measures to protect Tanous. It was only after Pierre’s murder that the authorities announced that the entire Gerges family would be given protection.As its name suggests, Reporte de la Economía covers only business news. It had recently published several stories on alleged corruption cases.center_img News January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further News Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives VenezuelaAmericas last_img read more

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Dell EMC PowerEdge Brings Flexibility & Freedom To Your Workloads

first_imgMost IT professionals know too well the balancing act of wanting to implement cutting-edge, modern solutions while still maintaining control of the overall IT landscape. Your IT organization is committed to supporting the workloads that the business depends on for success – whatever that takes. But ideally, whatever new deployment your critical workloads demand won’t chip away at the control over your IT environment that your team has worked hard to establish.Those of you who have read our past blogs on optimizing your organization’s infrastructure for critical workloads have heard us go through some of the benefits of modernizing your infrastructure with an eye towards end-to-end optimization. We’ve explored how workload placement strategy requires continued attention over time, and how a hybrid approach to IT will set your organization up with the flexibility that needed as applications mature and new demands come up. But you may still find yourself asking how you can best leverage a variety of options in your IT purchasing – without losing control. Is there a way to engage in that freedom of choice, without sacrificing your command over your organization’s IT landscape?One thing that all IT organizations have in common – no matter the size, the location or the industry – is this desire to avoid making a choice that pigeonholes your future decision making or creates a siloed IT experience. Whenever a new workload is prioritized, IT should not have to upend long-term strategies to support it. But when looking at your deployment options, choice with control may seem out of reach.We hear from customers across the global that they see Dell Technologies as a unique technology provider for their organizations because we can scratch this exact itch. Folks keep turning to our portfolio time and time again because our wide range of servers, data storage and data protection systems given them the flexibility that their infrastructure decisions require when needs change. Dell Technologies can provide you with that range of choice you desire, without disrupting on the overall IT vision your organization has worked hard to support.As applications mature and needs change, your team will be best prepared to react if they have a flexible and secure infrastructure behind them. Take our extensive line of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers as a prime specimen. The PowerEdge platform can help you establish the right hybrid infrastructure for your IT organization, providing you with the choice and the control that you need as you determine the best placement options for each of your critical business workloads over time.Drive workload and analytics success with modern PowerEdge servers that allow your team to optimize the overall infrastructure by running the same capacity and performance on fewer servers, freeing resources to tackle application transformations. Our leading servers run your critical workloads with ease, so that you can keep the focus on supporting pressing asks from the business and helping to drive your overall organization forward. Configure to meet your needs and meet workloads where they need to be.Whatever workload is the priority for your organization, PowerEdge allows you to tailor the experience for your IT team. With one-click BIOS tuning, we enable quick-and-easy deployment via workload-optimized server configuration profiles. This allows you to deploy and run without delay – so that your IT staff can support requests from the business without interruption. From edge – to core – to cloud, PowerEdge can support even your most advanced workloads needs with a familiar experience across them all. Learn how one company found the ideal IT infrastructure solution with the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX platform and OpenManage systems management:All of our advanced offerings – including the advanced Dell EMC PowerEdge platform – are available with flexible payment options through Dell Technologies On Demand. And Dell Technologies On Demand also includes value-added services with ProDeploy, ProSupport and Managed Services, which can be paired with all financial consumption models offered. By working with a technology provider who can offer you a seamless experience from end-to-end, you too can meet your organization’s most critical workloads where they need to be – on demand – and with all your public, private and edge clouds within reach.And of course – any organization who partners with Dell Technologies benefits from even more points of seamless integration across the digital landscape thanks to our extended Dell Technologies family. For example, PowerEdge servers support the latest VMware stack, including VMware vSphere® 7 with Kubernetes®, VMware vSAN™ 7, and VMware Cloud Foundation™. You may have heard us say that our story began with two technology companies and one shared vision: to provide greater access to technology for people around the world. That mission continues forward proudly to this day.Dell Technologies can provide you with the freedom of choice that you deserve, without making you sacrifice the control that your team needs and deserves. With the right technology in the right place, Dell Technologies and our powered-up portfolio will empower your IT organization with choice and control as your team as you build, run and manage your hybrid cloud.For more on this topic, please visit here.All entries:Optimize Your Infrastructure for Critical Business WorkloadsPamper Workloads with Powered-up Performance From PowerMaxEase Workload Management with Trusted Simplicity From PowerProtectKeep Focus on Workloads with a Future-Proof InfrastructureMigrate Critical Workloads with Dell Technologies ServicesEnjoy a Seamless Workload Experience with Dell Technologies Cloudlast_img read more

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Government parenting advice is ‘corrosive and harmful’ – UK report

first_imgTelegraph 21 June 2013Official Government advice telling people how to bring young children up should be torn up because it is “corrosive and harmful” and can damage family life, a new academic report argues.The so-called “positive parenting” approach which involves avoiding punishment or even criticism while constantly accentuating the positive can do more harm than good and simply “sets parents up to fail”, it concludes.In the study, published in the journal Ethics and Education, Helen Reece, an expert in family law at the London School of Economics, argues that the official obsession with being “nice” to children all of the time is “arduous, if not impossible” and can simply destroy the spontaneity of the parent-child relationship. She argues that in extreme cases it has led to parents involved in contact or care cases being judged against an impossible standard and then unfairly marked down by social workers and even judges with major consequences for the rest of their lives.…Ms Reece called for the Government to remove advice on such issues from officialguidelines while still giving parents important information on matters such as asafe temperature for a baby or nutrition.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationadvice/10134992/Government-parenting-advice-is-corrosive-and-harmful-report-finds.html?fblast_img read more

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LA Clippers beat Chicago Bulls, now 15-3 without Blake Griffin

first_imgWhen Blake Griffin went down with an injury five weeks ago, one had to wonder how well his Clippers would do without him. Almost incredibly, the Clippers had gone 14-3 sans Griffin heading into Sunday’s matinee against the visiting Chicago Bulls.Make that 15-3 as the Clippers walloped the Bulls 120-93 before 19,325 at Staples Center.The Clippers led 84-73 after three quarters. Earlier this season that 11-point lead may have disappeared or been well cut into, but the Clippers showed the killer insinct that makes terrific teams.“I think we always had killer instinct,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We just wasn’t finishing games. I don’t think that had anything to do with killer instinct. It had more to do, in my opinion, with execution and trust. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “And we still have to improve in those areas if we want to be great, if we want to be elite.”It would have been hard to imagine the Clippers doing this well minus Griffin, their leading scorer. Chris Paul could, though.“Like I always say, as long as we step out on the court, we feel like we’ve got a chance to win,” he said. “I don’t expect to lose, so, yes.”Once again the bench had a big hand in this victory. Jamal Crawford led everyone with 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting, Austin Rivers scored 16 on 5-of-7 shooting – 5 of 6 from 3-point range – and Wesley Johnson scored 11 on 4 of 8 from the field, 3 of 5 from beyond the arc.The Clippers (32-16) have won four in a row. They shot 53.6 percent overall, 53.1 (17 of 32) from beyond the arc.center_img Crawford is 35. He can be inconsistent, but he has also shown the ability to be a monster in a given game. He scored the Clippers’ first eight points of the fourth quarter, then whipped a pass into the corner to Johnson, who buried a 3-pointer and just like that the Clippers led 95-77.“Coming in, Doc was like, ‘Don’t wait to be aggressive. This is an important stretch. Be more aggressive than usual to start,’ “ Crawford said. “And I was like, ‘OK.’ And I usually try to feel the game out. And sometimes I lay back and sometimes I want to be more aggressive. This was one of those times.“But I didn’t want to just be a scorer. I wanted to be a guy who could make plays as well and then it opens up for my teammates.”The Clippers’ bench outscored Chicago’s 58-18.J.J. Redick led the Clippers’ starters with 21 points. He shot 7 of 11 from the field – 4 of 4 from 3-point range – after shooting just 2 of 10 in the Clippers’ victory over the Lakers on Friday. Paul scored 19 points and doled out seven assists and DeAndre Jordan scored 17 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. Jordan pulled down 19, 19 and 17 rebounds his previous three games.Five of Jordan’s rebounds were on the offensive end.“Any time I can get us an extra possession, it’s good for our team,” Jordan said.Jordan also made 5 of 8 from the free-throw line. For him, that’s good because he entered shooting just 42.1 percent from there. He also had four blocks, four assists and a steal.He was asked if this might have been his best overall game this season.“I mean, we won, so that’s what matters,” Jordan said.The Bulls (26-10) have lost eight of their past 12. They got 23 points from Jimmy Butler, 20 from Derrick Rose and 15 points and 14 rebounds from Pau Gasol.Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg was not happy with his team’s performance.“We had no grit or toughness and we were way too lackadaisical with closeouts,” he said. “We didn’t do a good job staying in front of the ball and they were able to kick it out for open shots.”Rose said inconsistency has been his team’s biggest issue.“That’s been the story of our year,” he said. “If I could put a finger on it, I would.”last_img read more

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