Apopka Firefighters Head to New York For Memorial Stair Climb…

first_img From the City of Apopka A team of nine City of Apopka firefighters and one police officer will travel to New York this week for a memorial competition to honor the 343 firefighters who died at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11, 2001.The second annual New York City Firefighter Stair Climb on Sunday, March 13, will bring together professional firefighters from as far away as New Zealand to ascend 72 floors of 4 World Trade Center – one of the newly constructed buildings surrounding the memorial site. Each participant will represent a fallen NYC firefighter and will make the challenging climb in full firefighting gear with an air mask and tank.“My uncle worked for FDNY – he died three months prior to 9-11 and his crew [FDNY Rescue 4] was lost in 9-11,” said Apopka Firefighter Chris Lenahan. This event “ties us all together, because firefighters are really one big family that supports each other.”The New York City Firefighter Stair Climb is a memorial event and a fundraiser for Team RWB –a non-profit group that supports veterans through physical and social activity.Lenahan will climb with fellow Apopka firefighters Dylan Spencer, Zeynel Alvarado, Cody Minchey, Jerry Maynard, Antonio Batista and Donald Klouse. They will be joined on their trip by firefighters Matt Yoham and Todd Bengtson. Apopka police Officer Stephen Minchey also will provide support for the climbers.The firefighters have trained for weeks to prepare for the New York event. Many of them practiced at the 28-floor Bank of America Financial Center in downtown Orlando. All are paying their own travel and costs for the event, which also will include a tour of the 9-11 museum and an awards ceremony for the climbers.“This means a lot to me because I am originally from New Jersey,” said firefighter Antonio Batista, who was a freshman student attending Spanish class at Orlando’s Oak Ridge High School the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He competed in a 5K memorial race in New York last year, but he said Sunday’s stair climb likely will be more difficult.“It is going to be tough for sure,” Batista explained.The Apopka Fire Department is rated by ISO as a Class 1 department, which ranks among the top .09% of the country. Apopka has 75 full-time firefighters and an administrative staff of 8.The City of Apopka is a growing area ideally located 13 miles northwest of Orlando with major roadway access to many parts of Central Florida. The hometown community has more than 45,000 residents across 33 square miles and includes a diverse mix of business development. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGS911Apopka Fire DepartmentFDNYStair Climbing event Previous articleBreaking Traffic News! Truck Takes Down Power Pole in ApopkaNext articleConsumer Fraud Unit Protects Against Scams Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Juan-Manuel Leguizamon knocked out cold by Hufanga hit

first_imgMonday Sep 22, 2008 Juan-Manuel Leguizamon knocked out cold by Hufanga hit Stade Francais scored an impressive four tries on their way to a 37-16 win over Brive in the Top 14 on Saturday, but the victory came with a price as backrow forward Juan-Manuel Leguizamon was taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious in a high tackle.The Argentine player, who was taken off the field on a stretcher, regained consciousness but was having medical tests to check his condition.Stade’s Australian coach Ewen McKenzie said Leguizamon would be out for up to three weeks.“His absence will be for between one and three weeks,” McKenzie said.Leguizamon left the field in the 53rd minute after a vicious high tackle from Brive’s Tongan centre Sukanaivalu Hufanga, who was then given a red card.It was a horrible sight as Leguizamon seemingly took the full force of Hufangas forearm to the chin, then went to ground in a heap as he was knocked out cold.While it seems as though Hufanga would have been aiming for a solid hit in the chest to bring down the bigger forward, he got this horribly wrong and paid the penalty by not only receiving the red card, but allowing Stade to have their way with the game in the last twenty five minutes while he was off.Initial thoughts? Suspension in order, or was the red card sufficient on the day? Time: 01:14 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

first_imgMonday Feb 13, 2017 Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales England claimed a 21-16 victory over Wales thanks to a late try by Elliot Daly, edging them ahead in what was a thoroughly entertaining battle in Cardiff. Wales were leading with five minutes left but a missed touch finder led to a well taken try, and ultimately a home loss for the hosts.England will host Italy next, while Wales travel to Murrayfield to take on Scotland.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Alameda House / núcleo b arquitetos

first_imgArchitects: núcleo b arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921747/alameda-house-nucleo-b-arquitetos Clipboard Lead Architects: Alameda House / núcleo b arquitetos Area:  1260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Alameda House / núcleo b arquitetosSave this projectSaveAlameda House / núcleo b arquitetos CopyAbout this officenúcleo b arquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureSintraPortugalPublished on July 25, 2019Cite: “Alameda House / núcleo b arquitetos” [Casa Alameda / núcleo b arquitetos] 25 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Manufacturers: Daikin, Grohe, LOVE Tiles, MADEICENTRO, Revigres, Roca, Siemens, Tupai, Imoc, Sanitana CopyHouses•Portugal “COPY” Houses Projects Photographs Susana Batista + Ana Cartaxo Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921747/alameda-house-nucleo-b-arquitetos Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Pedro FranciscoRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The “moradia alameda” is a private house on the outskirts of Sintra. It´s located in a state from which you can enjoy the view of the mountains of Sintra and the sea of Cascais. The whole lot has an area of 1260 square meters with an area destinated to the building of 248 square meters. The plan is oriented north-south, but the construction is developed on three-level, the first and the second floor to be lived in, the basement floor is designed as a garage with five parking spaces, laundry room, storage room, and a cellar. Save this picture!© Pedro FranciscoSave this picture!Planta – PavimentoTérreoSave this picture!© Pedro FranciscoThe first level is dedicated to the living area with the kitchen, the living room, a bathroom, and a guest bedroom, while the upstairs is dedicated to the sleeping area with three suites with bathroom and dressing room. The different levels are connected by a light staircase, with loose wooden steps supported by a metal structure, in a single open space, and with zenithal illumination. In this area, an interior garden welcomes family’s guest. Save this picture!© Pedro FranciscoThe palette of materials used is minimized searching simplify architectural language to fully enhance the concept, but without sacrificing the functionality and suitability of the selected. In-side local stone masonry becomes the protagonist, as you can find it in the stair wall connecting with the wood floor. Externally, the white rendering characterizes the volumes, in contrast to the green lawn garden and the immense swimming pool ordering the plot. All the exterior spaces are articulated by those of the housing, even with the connection of the olive trees, making the environment a continuous one, with high comfort and habitability.Save this picture!© Pedro FranciscoProject gallerySee allShow lessLena Optics / Bruno Dias ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsImpluvium Minora House / CU4 ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Year:  Photographs:  Pedro Francisco Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Pedro Francisco+ 25Curated by Matheus Pereira Sharelast_img read more

Kids Company’s Christmas Cracker app encourages text donations

first_img some fun ‘toys’ to play with on your phoneThe app encourages users to text a donation of £5 to the charity to help fund its Christmas Day party which it hosts for 3,500 of London’s most vulnerable children. Advertisement Kids Company, the charity that offers support to vulnerable inner-city children, has created a free Christmas Cracker app for mobile devices, offering some seasonal fun in return for a suggested text donation.The iPhone (iOS) app was created by creative agency Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, which has worked with Kids Company for seven years. It contains digital versions of Christmas cracker staples: About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis a selection of seasonal jokes voiced by comedian duo Peter Serafinowicz and Sarah Alexander a digital hat to post on photos and share “We don’t want to make people feel guilty at Christmas” says Jane Caldwell, from Kids Company. “We just want to give our most vulnerable children the chance to enjoy themselves too. When the average parent spends over £100 per child on presents, we hope that by spreading a little fun ourselves, people will be inspired to give a little something back.”https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kidscompany-christmas-cracker/id581497263?ls=1&mt=8  87 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 December 2012 | News Tagged with: app christmas Digital mobile Kids Company’s Christmas Cracker app encourages text donationslast_img read more

Unicef introduces charitable cryptocurrency Unicoin

first_img Unicef has created Unicoin, a new currency, that aims to help children help other children around the world to access learning opportunities from an early age. Unicef describes it as “the first currency dedicated to do good”.There is only one way to get hold of a Unicoin. You have to create and share a drawing at unicoins.org. Children can upload their drawing and accompany it with some text about what they hope to achieve in live. In return they receive a Unicoin.Similarly, there is only one way to spend it – on educational supplies for disadvantaged children benefiting from Unicef’s Early Childhood Development programmes.The initial production of 20,000 Unicoins has already been used, so the campaign has ended. But Unicef is encouraging people who wish to support their work to share details of the campaign with the #Unicoin hashtag. Tagged with: Bitcoin cryptocurrency Finance Unicef About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Unicef introduces charitable cryptocurrency Unicoin Advertisement Howard Lake | 13 July 2015 | News * Find out how other charities are benefiting from a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSppX2gtHcA[/youtube] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  91 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 H&M Conscious FoundationThe Unicoin digital currency has been developed by Unicef in partnership with H&M Conscious Foundation. Unicoin is part of the Global Programme for Education to which H&M will donate $3.9 million over the next three years.last_img read more

The vaccine: class division and chaos

first_imgTo spotlight the need for COVID-19 vaccinations of hospital workers, Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, Calif., staged a photo op on Dec. 18. Front line medical residents and fellows demand vaccine access, Dec. 18.A group of medical residents created a media event of their own to protest their exclusion from the first group to be immunized. These doctors, who are finishing their medical education and serve on the front lines treating COVID infections, complained they were “First in the room, back of the line.” (NBC Bay Area, Dec. 18)While only seven of 1,349 residents were in the first group getting the shot, other doctors who are not in close contact with COVID-19 patients, including some currently working from home, were vaccinated right away. The residents were not only protesting on their own behalf; they said nurses, janitors and food service workers should be in priority groups.“Disparities in distribution of the vaccine can be seen at a micro-level at Stanford today,” resident Dr. Christine Santiago posted on Twitter. “I worry that the situation we see at Stanford is a harbinger of population-level inequities of vaccine distribution for our underserved communities.” (Los Angeles Times, Dec. 18)She hit the nail on the head. Were the wrongdoings at Stanford a microcosm of problems to come in this racist capitalist society? How long will it take before Black and Latinx communities, who have already suffered disproportionate rates of infection and death, get widespread access to COVID vaccines?The crying need for vaccines in the Global South exposed the glaring inequalities on the world stage. Countries devastated by poverty, sanctions and imperialist war and domination will face greater difficulties accessing and distributing a vaccine.Class divisions exposedWith rich people offering thousands of dollars to get to the head of the shot line, questions are being raised about how the poor and the uninsured will get access. The federal government, which is coordinating distribution to all 50 states,  promises to first vaccinate “essential workers” and people in nursing homes. But right now there are not enough doses to cover even the 20 million health care workers in the U.S., let alone grocery workers, delivery workers, teachers and others who provide necessary services while risking COVID-19 exposure.The government should have a plan to assure all “essential workers” receive the vaccine as soon as possible. Likewise there should be no unnecessary delays in protecting the elderly, especially those in nursing homes, and people with immune system deficiencies. This could be done, similar to the mass vaccination campaign after Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine.There also needs to be a plan to prioritize incarcerated people. Prisons are super-spreading hotspots, with an infection rate four times that in the general population.The government and big corporations owe the descendants of enslaved Africans billions upon billions in reparations for the unpaid labor of their ancestors. A down payment on the debt — a debt drenched in blood — could go a long way in addressing the racist disparities in health care and stem the genocidal COVID-19 death toll in communities of color.Capitalist chaosVaccine distribution and production overall is a chaotic mess. As of this writing [Dec. 21], the number of people vaccinated comes to less than the number of COVID-19 deaths, which continues to climb. Thanks to federal government “planning,” at least 12 states will see their ration of doses much lower than expected. There is no clear plan for how to disburse the millions of doses now being warehoused.This is not just an example of bureaucratic ineptitude. At the core is the lack of planning and chaos inherent in the capitalist mode of production. It’s what Karl Marx called “the anarchy of production” —  anarchy meaning the absence of order.“Operation Warp Speed” reinforced the profit motive, contracting to give billions of dollars to eight different competing drug companies. Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna and other drug companies all stand to reap huge profits off the mass suffering caused by the pandemic — and they’re fighting each other over the spoils, rather than collaborating to manufacture the most effective vaccine in the shortest possible time frame.The profit train doesn’t stop with Big Pharma. Walgreens and CVS will be handling much of the vaccinating, the cost to be paid by the government rather than the individuals receiving the vaccine. FedEx and UPS will score a bundle transporting the vaccines.We are in a crisis of epic proportions. The drive for profit — which fosters inequalities — stands in the way of saving lives.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Get to Weeds Before they Emerge

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Get to Weeds Before they Emerge Facebook Twitter Get to Weeds Before they Emerge Help for weed resistanceA new tool for fighting weeds in soybean fields hits the market this year and it targets waterhemp and palmer pigweed along with other weeds. Matt Foster product manager at FMC says early control of those weeds is the only way to really get control.“If you’re waiting to react to weed height or waiting until weeds are emerged, many times you’re too late. Weeds like waterhemp grow so fast if you go out and see one that’s 2 or 3 inches tall and decide to pull the trigger, by the time you get across all your acres they’re probably up over 6 inches and you won’t be able to get them controlled at that point. If you don’t get them controlled you’re talking about a plant that can produce up to  a million seeds per plant so you really need to stay ahead of this one. The best way to control them is before they come up.”FMC has just received approval for Marvel herbicide so it is available this spring. Marvel is a broadleaf herbicide to be applied as a tank mix product with glyphosate. It’s a good product to go after weeds that might have gotten away.“Some of the farmers today with weed pressure so high, even if you had 95 percent control, if you’ve got a thousand weeds on that acre you still have a significant number of weeds left that you’re going to pick up as an escape.”Foster and FMC have some specific usage recommendations for this new herbicide.“When you’re dealing with weeds such as palmer pigweed and waterhemp and they’re becoming so difficult to control you want to take and use this tool correctly as a planned post application. So what we’re really promoting is to use a robust rate of a pre-emergent herbicide such as an Authority brand and then follow up with a planned application of Marvel 28 days later.”Marvel also provides excellent control of lambsquarter, morningglory, and velvetleaf.Matt Foster on Marvel from FMC SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 8, 2013 SHARE Previous articleSeed Consultant 3/8/2013 Weekly Comment with Gary WilhemyNext articleBill to Protect Livestock Producers Moves Forward in Indiana Legislature Andy Eubanklast_img read more

UPDATE: Reported off campus robbery actually a narcotics deal gone bad

first_imgTwitter Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars Previous articleThree-star D-End Izaih Filikitonga signs with TCU football for fall seasonNext articleTCU ramping up anti-hazing efforts for the new semester Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Sam Bruton. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ TAGScrimerobberysafety TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Facebook CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistancecenter_img Twitter Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! WATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education printUpdated 02/06: Fort Worth police said Friday, that the report of an armed robbery on Wabash Avenue earlier this week was actually a drug deal.“This was not a robbery from subjects ‘flagging him down,’”Officer Bradley Perez said. “It was a narcotics buy that went bad.”He said the student no longer wishing to pursue the matter as a robbery. Perez said he is not aware of charges being pursued against the student.The criminal justice major originally told police he was driving down Wabash Avenue around 8 p.m. when the two suspects by a stopped vehicle waved him over. As the student slowed down, one suspect ran up to his vehicle, brandishing a gun and got inside his vehicle. He then demanded the student go to a nearby ATM and withdraw money, according to the Perez.Perez said police do not believe that there is any danger of this happening to someone else but still recommends constant caution.“What I would advise anyone of, not just TCU students, is if you observe someone trying to flag you down, to not stop and to call 911 and report the situation and location,” Perez said. “Let the police handle it, not the citizen.”The email from TCU Police asked any community members to “remain vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity.” The email also gave the following safety tips to students:Always be aware of your surroundings.Use extreme caution if you observe or are approached by a person that appears to be acting strangely or suspicious. Avoid them and call police immediately.If possible, always travel in pairs with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.On campus, use shuttle service, Froggie Five-0 and other escort services when available.When reporting suspicious activity, be a good witness. Describe exactly what you observe with as many details as possible. Give complete descriptions such as sex, race, height, weight, hair color, clothing, etc. If a vehicle is involved, note the color, make, model and, if possible the license plate.TCU Associate Director of Strategic Communications Managment Holly Ellman said the case was in Fort Worth Police jurisdiction and referred to them for all comments. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts ReddIt ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfarelast_img read more

Electoral officials rescind 25,000 euros fine imposed on regional daily

first_img Reporters Without Borders today hailed a decision the National Electoral Board (JNE) to rescind the exorbitant 25,000 euros fine which local electoral authorities in the northern region of San Martín had imposed on the new, regional daily Aldía on 11 April for publishing an opinion poll without clearing it first with them.In response to an appeal by Aldía, the JNE ruled that the punishment was unreasonable and did not respect the impact on the entity punished. The newspaper, which was only launched on 13 February, would probably have been bankrupted by the fine._______________________________________________________________25.04.06 – Crippling fine for newspaper that broke electoral rule on publishing opinion polls A fine of 25,000 euros on the regional daily Aldía for publishing an opinion poll without clearing it first with the local electoral authorities is excessive and could force the newspaper to close, Reporters Without Borders said today, calling for the punishment to be quashed when an appeal is heard this week.The fine was imposed on 11 April by the Special Electoral Board in the northern department of San Martín, where Aldía is based. An appeal was presented on 21 April to the National Electoral Board, which is due to consider the case this week.“We do not dispute that Aldía may have been guilty of violating a legal requirement, but the size of the fine imposed by the Special Electoral Board in San Martín takes no account of the newspaper’s financial resources and the possibility that it could be forced to close,” Reporters Without Borders said.“And anyway, what advantage did the newspaper derive from failing to comply with this requirement?” the press freedom organisation asked, adding: “We call on the National Electoral Board, which plays the role of appeal court in this case, to reconsider the regional board’s decision and to quash this disproportionate fine.”Launched last February, Aldía has made a name for itself for its reports on the widespread judicial corruption in the main cities of San Martín and the adjoining department of Amazonas, the region it covers. But it turned out that, under Peruvian law, it should have submitted its opinion poll to the Special Electoral Board in San Martín before publishing it.The Peruvian press freedom organisation Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) shares the view that the size of the fine imposed by the Special Electoral Board is out of all proportion to this young newspaper’s resources and threatens its survival. News PeruAmericas China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Receive email alerts RSF_en News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Peru Organisation December 4, 2019 Find out more February 10, 2017 Find out more Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable April 1, 2020 Find out more News May 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Electoral officials rescind 25,000 euros fine imposed on regional daily PeruAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns the excessive fine imposed on the new, San Martín-based regional daily Aldía by local electoral authorities for breaking a rule about the publication of opinion polls. The organisation calls for the fine to be quashed on appeal. to go further Newslast_img read more