Radio journalist killed in Caribbean coast town

first_imgNews April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en Reports RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America HondurasAmericas News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies HondurasAmericas center_img May 13, 2021 Find out more July 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist killed in Caribbean coast town December 28, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that journalist Gabriel Fino Noriega , the local correspondent of the national radio station Radio América, was gunned down on 3 July in San Juan Pueblo, in the Caribbean coast province of Atlántida. Both Radio América and the local police said they did not think his murder was in any way linked to the crisis caused by the 28 June coup d’état in Honduras.“We offer our condolences to Fino’s family and colleages, and we urge the police to assign enough resources to the murder investigation so that those responsible and their motive can be identified,” Reporters Without Borders said. “A journalist’s murder should not be allowed to go unpunished in a region of the country where there is a great deal of drug trafficking.”Aged 42, Fino was shot by an unidentified gunman was he left Radio Estelar, a local station on which he presented a daily news programme. He died while being taken to hospital. His colleagues said he had not received any threats.Fino is the third journalist to be killed this year in Honduras. Rafael Munguía, the correspondent of the privately-owned national radio station Radio Cadena Voces, was killed on 31 March in the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula. Osman López of La Tribuna was killed in Tegucigalpa on 18 April. News Organisation RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Honduraslast_img read more


The Tourism Institute and The Travel Foundation are joining forces to support the recovery of tourism in Southeast Europe

first_imgBy combining the expertise and previous experience of the partners, we will provide support to governments and businesses engaged in tourism in Croatia and other countries in the region, such as Albania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, said doc. dr. sc. Damir Krešić, director of the Institute of Tourism, added: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to support and contribute to the development and management of tourism in Southeast Europe. We look forward to successful future cooperation and the positive effects that this partnership will have on the local community, environment, natural and cultural resources of tourist destinations. ” Organizations will implement programs that may include: introducing or improving globally recognized sustainability standards, developing new key performance indicators, building smarter data management systems, evidence-based decision-making, and participatory planning involving a wide range of stakeholders in the destination to develop a joint program private and public sector to develop and manage the visitor economy. “We are extremely pleased to believe that this partnership will promote and encourage a better, more efficient and more sustainable recovery of tourism in South East Europe. The emphasis will be on measuring impact, educating local stakeholders, research, projects and technical support, which will provide good conditions for long-term creation of new value for local communities in which tourism takes place.Said Jeremy Sampson, director of The Travel Foundation. The Institute for Tourism and the international NGO The Travel Foundation have signed a Cooperation Agreement aimed at supporting the recovery of tourism following the COVID-19 pandemic and a long-term partnership on tourism development in Southeast Europe. The goal of the formed partnership is to maximize the value that tourism brings to local communities and destinations, while minimizing its negative impacts on the environment and natural resources. The partnership will contribute to the recovery of tourism based on science-based research, positive and negative impacts of tourism and will develop the capacity of destination management organizations, local and regional development agencies and micro and small enterprises, which will better respond to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. and a responsible way, all with the aim of faster tourist recovery. Photo: Christopher Willan, The Travel Foundation / Illustration: HrTurizam.hrlast_img read more


At Syracuse, Rick Pitino grew as a coach under Jim Boeheim

first_imgForty-eight hours after Jim Boeheim’s Hall of Fame head coaching career began, he needed to fill out his staff. He drove to New York City to convince a young coach, Rick Pitino, then 24, to join him. So Boeheim called Pitino’s hotel room and asked him to talk.“That’s great, Jim,” Boeheim recalled Pitino said to him, “but I just got married, so I can’t do it today, and I’m leaving on my honeymoon tomorrow,”“It has to be right now,” Boeheim said.They met in the lobby of a Manhattan hotel, spoke for two or three hours and agreed on Pitino’s salary of $17,000. Boeheim insisted Pitino start immediately and go on a trip to Cincinnati to recruit Louis Orr, who became an SU star. But Pitino and his wife, Joanne, wanted to leave for their honeymoon in Puerto Rico. Boeheim wouldn’t let him go.“Oh, my wife’s gonna love this,” Pitino told Boeheim.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA skipped honeymoon began the Pitino era at Syracuse, which spanned two seasons from 1976-78 and doubled as Boeheim’s first two seasons as head coach. In one drill, players said they did slides while holding bricks out in front of them. Pitino worked out with players well before the official start of practice at 3:40 p.m., and he showcased a passion for the game that led him to an illustrious career including stints with the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and college programs like Kentucky and Louisville. His progression to the Hall of Fame — he’s the only coach to lead three programs to the Final Four — happened by sticking to the same approach molded at Syracuse.“He was a tremendously enthusiastic young coach who really loved the game, knew the game, and understood how hard you have to work at the game,” Boeheim recalled on Monday.“He knew that at a very young age.”On Wednesday night, the No. 18 Louisville Cardinals visit the Carrier Dome for the first time without Pitino since 1998. Pitino went 12-5 against Boeheim over 17 seasons, but his tenure at Louisville ended following the 2016-17 season because he was involved in a FBI probe that forced him to resign. He’s since coached in Greece, where he led his team to the Greek Cup title last weekend.Rick Pitino coached for two seasons with Syracuse. It was Jim Boeheim’s first two years as head coach of the Orange. SU ArchivesPitino could not be reached for comment on this story after multiple attempts. In his 2018 book, “Pitino: My Story,” he said he was a dogged recruiter at Syracuse who wanted to see most of his high school recruit’s games.While traveling with Boeheim on trips, he remembered the head coach being glued to the TV screen, his face a foot from the screen, so he could hear the whisper-level volume late at night while Pitino slept, his book said. They became close friends, and Pitino often said while at SU, “Jim will be at Syracuse forever.” Pitino also attended Boeheim’s first wedding, and remembered Boeheim watching the New York Mets game while it was time to cut the cake.Now 66, Pitino has compiled one of the most extensive resumes in the game. He’s a three-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year and a one-time National Coach of the Year. He led his teams to seven Final Four appearances (two were vacated), as well as the 1996 national title at Kentucky and the 2013 vacated national title at Louisville.In September, Pitino visited the place that set him up for his first head-coaching gig. At the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, he spoke with SU about leadership, strong defense and Boeheim, his son, freshman guard Buddy Boeheim said. Players were mesmerized to speak with a college hoops legend who got his start in Manley Field House. Pitino also grabbed a bite with Boeheim and SU associate head coach Adrian Autry at Varsity on South Crouse Avenue.Former Syracuse players, including forward Roosevelt Bouie and guard Dale Shackleford, characterized Pitino as a hard-charging coach. They recalled his two main qualities: Intensity and enthusiasm, a byproduct of a coach who wasn’t much older than his players. He installed an aggressive man-to-man defense before the Orange switched to the 2-3 zone. Some games, Syracuse pressed for 35 minutes. They trapped ball-handlers and tried to prevent in-bounders from easily entering the ball into play.Daily Orange File PhotoPitino compiled extensive scouting reports on teams and player tendencies, former players said. He once told Shackleford about a Providence guard who favored his left hand. Make him go right, Pitino urged him that week. Shackleford listened, and he held the player neutral. “He really emphasized that offense comes from defense,” Shackleford said. “He was energetic, great at breaking down a player, motivating you, and he loved pressure defense. He wanted us defending up in players’ chests and cutting off every passing lane. He hated losing and was emotional. A blue-collar coach for the blue-collar team that we were.”Once during a game, in a timeout huddle, Pitino broke convention and spoke up. Boeheim turned toward him. “Rick, shut the hell up,” he told him. “I was like, well, we know whose team this is,” Bouie said. Pitino’s formative years as a coach were similar to his years as a well-known head coach, when he’d pounce up and down the sideline and yell instructions across the court. Vocal and demanding, he wanted Syracuse players to replicate his own energy. He demanded they practice and play with his vigor. A no-nonsense coach, Pitino banned behind-the-back passes. He told players they were too flashy. He also discouraged players from dribbling the ball between their legs. “No, no, no!” he told them when he saw what he declared a flashy move.Yet one day, Bouie, a former SU center, was walking through Manley Field House to grab a drink before a class at noon. Practice was four hours away, and the coaches were playing pickup basketball. Pitino, who didn’t know Bouie was watching, was dribbling behind his back and between his legs. “He had more moves than anyone,” Bouie said. “He was telling us not to do all of that, yet there he was, dribbling all over the court.” Comments Published on February 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


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