TV station chief badly wounded in shooting attack in Cali

first_img Reports News October 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders calls for a thorough investigation into yesterday’s attempted murder of TV journalist Diego Gómez Valverde in the eastern city of Cali, in which Gómez reportedly sustained five gunshot injuries.“We hope that Gómez recovers quickly,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Given that nothing was taken from the victim and the possibility that he was ‘warned’ before this shooting, acording to a few of his colleagues, the police should avoid their usual tendency to rule out any connection with the victim’s work as a journalist.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We recommend security measures for any colleagues or employees of Gómez who may have worked with him on stories liable to be the cause of reprisals.”Cali police chief Nelson Rincón said Gómez, the head of Canal Universitario, the University of Valle de Cali’s TV station, was driving in his car and had stopped at a red light when a motorcyclist pulled up alongside and shot him nine times. Nothing was taken from the victim.Three journalists have been murdered in Colombia so far this year, with a high probability of the motive being linked to the victim’s work in two of the cases. The climate has become even more hostile for the media as a result of the many cases of police violence during a recent major wave of street protests. At the same time, the climate of impunity persists. RSF_en RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia November 20, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV station chief badly wounded in shooting attack in Cali ColombiaAmericas Newscenter_img to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia News ColombiaAmericas Organisation last_img read more

England teams selected for European Nations Cup

first_img Tags: elite golf, England squads, England teams The four-man team has been selected for England’s defence of the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande, Spain, from 10-13 April.England will also take part in the women’s championship, with the team aiming for a first win. The men will seek their eighth victory following last year’s success when they won by 20 shots.The players are: Bailey Gill of Yorkshire, Ben Jones of Northamptonshire, Tom Plumb and Tom Sloman of Somerset; Georgina Blackman of Essex, Emily Toy of Cornwall and Bel Wardle of Cheshire.The players:Bailey Gill, 21, (Lindrick) was joint runner-up in last year’s Portuguese Amateur and a member of England’s winning teams in the Home Internationals and the international against France.Ben Jones, 19, (Northamptonshire County) was a semi-finalist in the 2019 New South Wales Amateur in Australia, a runner-up in the 2018 Portuguese Amateur and played in the successful teams in the Home Internationals and the match against France.Tom Plumb, 19, (Yeovil) has recently won the Sanlam Cape Province Open in South Africa, having been third in the South American Amateur in Chile. He also played in last year’s Home Internationals team.Tom Sloman, 22, (Taunton and Pickeridge) reached the last 16 in the 2019 Australian Amateur and was runner-up in last year’s Welsh Men’s Open. He too was a member of the successful Home Internationals team.Georgina Blackman, 22, (Chelmsford) is the English Women’s Amateur Champion and she followed up by finishing third in this year’s Portuguese Women’s Amateur.Emily Toy, 21, (Carlyon Bay) won the women’s New South Wales 36-hole Championship on a recent tour of Australia, when she had a series of good results. She tied fourth in last year’s English Women’s Amateur.Bel Wardle, 19, (Prestbury) was the 2018 Portuguese Women’s Amateur Champion. She is a past winner of the English Women’s Stroke Play and the English Girls’ Championships.Caption: Bailey Gill (image courtesy adidas Golf) 27 Mar 2019 England teams selected for European Nations Cup last_img read more

See what KL Rahul really thinks about being India’s WK in limited overs cricket!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/AFPAdvertisement 12o086fNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsiurbhyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewzg8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 32iWould you ever consider trying this?😱wtg0sCan your students do this? 🌚aw9rrRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s hiatus, Rishab Pant’s flimsy performance behind the stumps. While Team India was lacking in a good wicket keeper, the discovery of KL Rahul’s wicket keeping talent in the recent ODI series against Australia has been a boon for the squad. Praise from pundits and supporters and commemoration from the skipper Virat Kohli himself, the blasting opener is securing his role with the gloves. And what matters most, the player is enjoying his new duty.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/AFPFollowing yesterday’s victory in the first match of the T20 series against New Zealand, KL Rahul was present in the post match interview, and the newborn keeper mentions its actually not his first major wicket keeping duty.Rahul said: “I am honestly loving it, in the international stage it might look that I am new to wicket-keeping, but I have done this role in the domestic cricket. I have done it for my IPL franchise, I enjoy staying behind the stumps.”Advertisement Playing for Karnataka cricket team, Rahul has previously donned the gloves for behind the stump role, and also revealed the benefits of being a keeper in a match.The 27 year old continued: “It gives me a great idea of how the pitch is playing then I can pass on the message to the skipper and bowlers. Wicket-keeping requires you to be pro-active. I am enjoying the responsibility.”Advertisement Since his debut in white ball cricket back in 2016, Rahul was having sporadic call ups for international series. However, with stunning performance on the 22 yards in recent matches has him secured in a versatile role in the batting order, as seen against the Aussies last week, coming in both as an opener and also down in the middle order.“I felt like I was not getting enough game time, I was a part of the team for a long time, but I used to get just a couple of games. As a batsman, you need some time in the middle. I got runs in domestic cricket and that has worked really well for me.”Previously a member of Indian Premier League sides Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rahul joined Kings XI Punjab in 2018, and his performance in IPL has been a major factor for strengthening his position in the international squad.Tomorrow is India’s second T20 match of the New Zealand series at Eden ParkAlso read-What KL Rahul did with his MOTM cash prize will melt your hearts! Advertisementlast_img read more