News RSF_en MexicoAmericas Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today on learning of the murder of José Manuel Sánchez Nava, the former editor of the daily Excelsior and in recent months a columnist for the daily El Sol de México. If it is confirmed he was killed because of what he wrote, it will bring to six the number of Mexican journalists killed this year in connection with their work.“We hope the police will quickly establish whether Sánchez’s murder was linked to his journalistic activities, and will punish those responsible,” the press freedom organisation said. “We insist that investigators should thoroughly explore the possibility that he was killed because of what he wrote, especially in view of his recent revelations about the federal government’s role in the Excelsior’s sale. The investigation must therefore be transparent.”Aged 53, Sánchez was found stabbed to death on the morning of 16 November in his Mexico City apartment by the woman who comes to clean. He has been knifed six times in the neck and chest. Investigators think he had been dead for about eight hours when his body was found. There was no sign of a break-in and nothing of any value was missing.Sánchez began his work his career with the Excelsior in 1976. From 1982, he was its Washington correspondent until he took over as editor in 2004 and held the post until the following year. He has written several investigative books and for the past two months had been a contributing columnist for El Sol de México.Launched on 7 November, his latest book, El Asalto Final (“The Final Round”), was extremely critical of the attitude of President Vicente Fox’s government towards the Excelsior before it was bought by Olegario Vázquez Raña, a businessman reportedly linked to the present government.He claimed in the book that, while he was still the Excelsior’s editor, he was promised by Fox in person and by his interior minister, Carlos Abascal, that the government would step in to rescue the newspaper, which was in serious financial difficulties. The promises were not kept, enabling Vázquez to buy it for 536 million pesos (38 million euros) in a questionable manner. Sánchez also described acts of sabotage against the newspaper and its printing press prior to the sale. May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports Follow the news on Mexico May 5, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further Reporters Without Borders is dismayed at the news that José Manuel Sánchez Nava, the former editor of the daily Excelsior and in recent months a columnist for the daily El Sol de México, was murdered on 16 November. In a book published two weeks ago, he revealed how the Excelsior was bought by a businessman in questionable circumstance with government help. News MexicoAmericas November 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Former Excelsior editor stabbed to death : sixth journalist murdered this year April 28, 2021 Find out more
Branston pickle, mustard, brown sauce and, er, baked beans are among Brits’ favourite accompaniments to pork pies, according to a recent survey by Pork Farms.The survey saw 2,082 adults questioned about their pork pie consumption habits, specifically what they eat them with.It found that 60% of pork pie consumers enjoyed theirs with at least one side. Branston pickle topped the poll with 21% of the vote, followed by mustard at 18%, salad at 10% and brown sauce with 7%. Enjoying pork pies as part of a ploughman’s lunch also secured 7% of the vote.A further 10% said they enjoyed their pork pies with hot sides, such as chips, gravy and baked beans. This serving was favoured among younger generations with nearly a third (31%) of 18- to 24-year-olds enjoying pork pies with a hot side, compared to 5% of those aged 55 and over. Meanwhile, older consumers were more likely to serve with pickles. Nearly 40% of those aged 45-54 who ate pork pies with sides preferred pickles compared to just 13% of 18- to 24-year-olds.“There’s no doubt that pork pies are classic British fridge-staples, with over half of UK shoppers having purchased at least one of the lunchbox, picnic and buffet staples within the last year. We’ve also seen these figures grow by an additional 6% within the last 12 weeks, so it is really interesting to see the vast differences in people’s preferences dependent on their age, demographic and location,” said Mike Holton, brand manager at Pork Farms.The brand, which is owned by Addo Food Group, has recently undergone a refresh to focus on the company’s heritage and use of 100% British pork. The new design has been rolled out across its social media, website and marketing, as well as new packaging which can be seen on shelves now.
Tanker operator Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has reached an agreement to charter one of its Suezmax tankers for a period of up to 36 months to a major European oil concern.Gross revenues expected over the maximum period of this employment are estimated to be in the region of USD 23 million.The vessel in question is currently operating in the spot market on a minimum rate with profit sharing provisions to capture any freight upticks during the life of the contract, the company explained.In March 2019, TEN secured charters for two of its LNG carriers, the 2007-built Neo Energy and the 2016-built Maria Energy.The ships were hired by undisclosed international energy concerns for an aggregate period of 36 months. The total gross revenues from these two fixtures, over the duration of the respective contacts, is expected at about USD 60 million.TEN’s fleet currently consists of 68 double-hull vessels, including two Aframax and two Suezmax tankers under construction, constituting a mix of crude tankers, product tankers and LNG carriers.