New significance for Antarctic biological collections and taxonomic research

first_imgCollections of preserved terrestrial and freshwater plants and animals, made since the earliest expeditions to the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic, have been the basis of our understanding of the biological composition of individual areas as well as of ecosystems in general. Systematic studies of these collections have elucidated patterns of evolution, dispersal and community structure in these southern polar biomes. During the modem era these collections continue to provide for taxonomic validation of pure and applied research in Antarctica. They are also becoming increasingly important as historical sources of information on oceanlatmosphere circulation changes, global “greenhouse” warming, ozone depletion and background levels of global pollution. Representative collections of Antarctic organisms and the databases of ecological information associated with them are also vital for environmental management initiatives and the formulation of conservation policy in Antarctica. In the face of increasing scientific, logistic and tourist activity in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic, protection of sensitive biota and ecosystems and control of human impacts are new imperatives recognized by the Antarctic Treaty under the Protocol on Environmental Protection. The work of the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Resource Centre is highlighted and a summary of information on the BAS plant collections and computer database is given. The value of electronic datalinking between institutions with Antarctic collections is assessed, and the potential of Geographical Information Systems as frameworks for Antarctic biological databases is also discussed.last_img read more

Construction projects anger students

first_imgConstruction work has been continuously disrupting the lives of students with some Oxford colleges providing no compensation for the distress.Wadham, Somerville, Christ Church, St Peter’s and LMH have all been undergoing building works with the noise pollution disturbing students’ revision for exams.The noise from the building site in Wadham’s back quad has prompted some students to request alternative accommodation arrangements, as the rooms close-by have proved impossible to work in.One Wadhamite commented, “The noise during the day has driven one of my housemates out of our staircase, and the noise almost drove me out as I could not work in my room.”He added, “No compensation was offered, or even talked about, which from a college the size of Wadham was unexpected.”Residents of Staircase 9 have also suffered from visual pollution with the view on the lawn replaced by a dusky building site. The construction works have made access to the rooms very difficult.One inhabitant of the staircase complained, “The works have turned our staircase from one of the best located, opening out onto a green lawn, to one of the most remote and inaccessible…Additionally, the view upon leaving the staircase is of the grey wooden fence which surrounds the site.”The college authorities were unavailable to comment.Somerville students have been disturbed by the drilling noise from the development of Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. The construction site backs onto Somerville College, and the early morning drilling has infuriated students.Grace Benton, a 2nd year Somerville student complained, “My room backs onto it so when they’re doing drilling I get woken at eight by my room vibrating. Quite a lot of other people have said the same.” Working in the library is not an option for those hoping for a quiet place to revise. Hannah McDougall, a third year historian pointed out, “It’s so inconvenient that every time you go into the library all you can hear is drilling. The desks shake.”The building project includes the development of a new humanities centre, along with a Mathematical Institute and additional accommodation for Somerville students. The dates for completion of the project have not been confirmed, since the planning process is ongoing.The University has explained that the work carried out is the demolition of existing buildings. “The work has been discussed with both the adjoining colleges, as part of an ongoing dialogue on all work we intend to carry out on the site. At Somerville, they have moved students nearest to the noise when particularly noisy work has been going on and they have been involved throughout the work and informed about what is happening when”, the spokesperson has explained.Students at Christ Church have also struggled to cope with the noise pollution. The renovation work to the library on Peckwater’s quad has caused many difficulties to finalists. One Christ Church historian commented, “though I understand the necessity of the work, its timing, which so neatly coincides with a hundred students’ finals, is impeccably awful – some people still manage to work in the library, but god knows how. Builders’ chat whilst leaning against your window isn’t exactly helpful either.”Students have not been compensated for the inconvenience.Other colleges have been more responsive to the demands of students. St Peter’s offered reduced rent for the renovation work done on a college staircase.JCR President, Sanjay Nanwani explained, “The entire project was very professionally run with adequate signage and notice given to students. Prior to the work, there was an agreement that there may be a need for compensation for any inconvenience or disruption to students.”LMH students have also been disrupted by the ongoing construction work, which started in February 2008. Although the building of new undergraduate accommodation has already run over schedule, it is thought it will be finished later this year.Arrangements were made by the college to minimise disruption by ensuring the noisier work was scheduled over the vacation periods. Students were also made aware of the likelihood of disturbances in accommodation close to the site before room selection took place last year.JCR President Sourav Choudhury expressed satisfaction with the manner in which the college carried out the process, explaining that the college has accepted applications for rebates from students. He pointed out, “each application was considered on a case by case basis with myself present to ensure transparency and fairness.”“As well as this, the domestic bursar sends a weekly email detailing the progress on the buildings project, and he has come into a few JCR meetings to field any questions or concerns that the students may have”, he added.last_img read more

News story: Crovect 1.25% w/v Pour-on Solution for Sheep – Product defect recall alert

first_img 20723 07/2019 20822 04/2019 Batch Expiry Date For further information regarding the recall, please contact Matthew Edwards, email: [email protected] Tel : 01256 779519center_img We wish to make wholesalers aware that Elanco Animal Health has issued a recall of Crovect 1.25% w/v Pour-on Solution for Sheep (Vm 00879/4017).The recall is due to the possible presence of a defect in the pack, which may cause the caps to split.This issue impacts the following batches of 0.8 litre bottles only; 20556 04/2019last_img read more

Students continue peace tradition

first_imgThere is nothing “structurally special” about senior Bridget Flores’ off-campus house, but she knew she wanted to live there since her freshman year. It wasn’t the house itself, but all it represented — community, social justice, intellectual discussion — that attracted Flores to the house located just a few blocks from campus. Flores and three other students live in what is traditionally known as the “Peace House,” which is passed down each year to students who are interested in social justice and international issues, and usually have a supplementary major or minor in peace studies. “Traditionally the house is not like any other college house — at least not any other traditional college house,” Flores said. Flores and her roommates try to bridge the gap between the classroom and students’ social lives, as well as the gap between the Notre Dame and South Bend communities. The most notable way they do this is by inviting professors into their home for Friday dinners and discussion with students. “Everybody that is able to bring something to share to eat [will] and we’ll just eat and talk and hang out,” Flores said. “The professor will give a talk and then students can ask questions.” The dinners are open to anyone who is interested and about 20 to 50 students typically attend, Flores said. Allert Brown-Gort, associate director for the Institute for Latino Studies, gave a talk on immigration issues at the Peace House earlier this year. Brown-Gort had not heard of the Peace House before attending, but said it was nothing like he expected. “I thought it was kind of going to be like a co-op. [I thought,] if that’s the case, it will really be five or six people, we’re going to sit down and eat something and we’ll talk for a little while and someone will take out the guitar … That sort of thing,” he said. “But no, it was packed. There were a lot of people. And it really was a good conversation.” Brown-Gort said the atmosphere was very casual during dinner, with everyone in attendance contributing an item. “They had a couple big pots of stuff, of rice and kind of a curry. And then just about everybody brought stuff,” Brown-Gort, who brought cookies to the dinner, said. While Brown-Gort said it was similar to the classroom in that he facilitated discussion, he said people were more open to sharing opinions and comments regarding immigration. “It’s more of a discussion because no body feels like they’re going to be graded on it,” he said. Since Brown-Gort spoke at the Peace House in September, he has kept in touch with students he met there and had productive discussions. “We’ve been able to get together a few times and I’ve loaned them some books and had some discussions. Just sort of kicked around ideas for papers,” he said. “It’s nice because that relationship can go on.” Not only does the Peace House bring together intellectual and social lives of Notre Dame students, those who live there are also united by a common purpose. Senior David Rivera, another resident of the Peace House, said he and his housemates are involved in different activities, but share a common goal of social justice. “It’s someone with a labor issue, Core Council, Progressive Student Alliance and the more service side of the Center for Social Concerns,” he said. “It’s really bringing together people who are working on these social justice causes under one roof.” The Peace House also tries to give back in simpler ways, such as using as little energy as possible, Flores said. “We do compost. We waited as long as possible to turn on our heat. We bike and walk whenever we can instead of drive,” she said. Rivera said he and his housemates often get pointed out as being an unusual example of off-campus living, but said the Peace House’s initiatives would not be difficult for other students to do as well. “It’s things people can do within their own home,” he said. “It’s very much opening your home to the community and what your passion is about.”last_img read more

Association approves new council constitutions

first_imgSaint Mary’s College Student Government Association (SGA) has moved one step closer toward finalizing its new structure by passing four new council constitutions, Emma Brink, executive secretary, said. “As part of SGA’s new structure, each individual council has created a constitution,” Brink said. This week SGA passed constitutions for the Student Academic Council (SAC), Council of Committee Chairs (CCC), Council of Activities (COA) and Council of Class Boards (CCB). “We are really excited that the four constitutions passed,” Brink said. “The groundwork for SGA’s structure has been established and is almost complete.” Silvia Cuevas, mission commissioner, said passing the constitutions is significant for underclassmen, especially juniors. “Passing the constitutions is significant for the SGA juniors because we have the opportunity to implement these changes as seniors,” Cuevas said. “We look forward to working with the new structure and new council and committee members.” According to the SAC constitution, the purpose of the Council is “to foster the academics at Saint Mary’s College through collaboration of academic departments.” Brink said SAC will fulfill its purpose by raising awareness of each major of study among Saint Mary’s students. SAC will also be a liaison between faculty and students, she said.   According to the CCC constitution, the purpose of the Council is “to identify concerns and issues of all Saint Mary’s students through the implementation of various committees.” The CCC will also address important areas of student life and act in the interest of the student body, Brink said.   The purpose of the COA is “to coordinate the programming for the campus community to meet the needs of the entire student body,” according to the Council’s constitution. The COA will ensure that every board properly fulfills its role and duty to the College, Brink said. The CCB’s constitution’s purpose is “to promote class activities and create any class conscious legislation or proposals.” Brink said the CCB will maintain communication between the four class boards and encourage those members and executives to fulfill its goals. SGA concluded the weekly meeting by announcing that the “Proud Past, Promising Future” leadership series will occur Feb. 27 in Carroll Auditorium. The series will feature a motivational speaker, Chad Gaines, who will discuss how to develop and transform young leaders.last_img read more

19 Gardeners and mosquitoes

first_imgBy Elmer GrayUniversity of Georgia Volume XXXIIINumber 1Page 19 One of the few good things that happened as a result of the recent drought was the suppression of many mosquito populations. Unfortunately, when the rains return, so will many of these pests. Mosquitoes transmit several serious diseases in Georgia, including Eastern equine encephalitis, LaCrosse encephalitis and West Nile virus. All of these diseases can produce encephalitis, which is inflammation of the brain, and are extremely serious when a full-blown case occurs. At last count, there were 47 cases of West Nile Virus in Georgia in 2007.Because there are 62 species of mosquitoes in Georgia, different areas of the state may be infected by different species. Gardeners working in rural or coastal areas are often bothered by a wide variety of native mosquito species. The daytime black-and-white-striped Asian Tiger mosquito often bites gardeners in suburban and inland areas. This mosquito prefers to develop in containers or any manmade item that holds water. It doesn’t typically fly more than 300 feet. The number of mosquitoes in Georgia isn’t the only problem. Peak gardening time – dawn and dusk – is also when mosquito activity is the heaviest. As a result, gardeners often have to deal with mosquitoes while enjoying their hobby after work or before it gets too hot in the morning. One of the most common recommendations is to avoid periods of peak activity, but this can be hard to follow. The most effective technique for preventing mosquito bites is the proper use of insect repellents. Products containing DEET, the longtime standard, are still an excellent choice. Typically, concentrations from 10 percent to 30 percent will protect gardeners for the few hours they are active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Academy of Pediatrics also approved these strengths for children over two months old.Other repellents approved by the USDA for prevention of mosquito bites are oil of lemon eucalyptus and picaridin. Neither of these products are approved for use on children under the age of three. Products containing DEET are still the best choice for young children. When treating children, an adult should apply the repellent to his or her hands first and then rub the repellent onto the child’s exposed skin. It is extremely important to cover all exposed skin with repellent. Mosquitoes are very adept at locating untreated areas.last_img read more

Daily Dirt: Outdoor News for March 26, 2013

first_imgDelaware Finally Does ItIt’s hard not to feel bad for Delaware, especially with all the activity at the Supreme Court of equality this week. Poor little Delaware, the redheaded stepchild of America; the forgotten first state of this great nation, the disenfranchised native son, the only state in the union without a National Park Service presence…until now. On Monday, President Obama designated 1,100 acres of land between Wilmington and Philadelphia the First State National Monument, finally welcoming all 50 states into the National Park family. This will provide additional funding along with guaranteeing the land for future generations. During the same ceremony, President Obama also declared the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument on Maryland’s eastern shore, giving the mid-Atlantic a double whammy of national monuments to celebrate. So go ahead, celebrate Delaware. You deserve it.Slow news day around here so we’ll let Delaware soak up some glory.Here are some links to interesting, albiet slightly off topic, stories: The future of battery technology, and energy in general, could sprout from a lab accident. Typical. via slate.comProfile of the Man Who Changed Fly Fishing Forever, Tibor “Ted” Juracsik. via Garden and GunGeorge Lowe, final member of the first Everest Expedition dies. Not on summit team, but vital member. via OutsideStanding up for skiing, and ski bums. via SAMHurricane Sandy, rebuilding, and why we yearn to live where nature doesn’t want us. via Daily Beastlast_img read more

My Top 10 Festival Essentials

first_imgFestival season has finally arrived.In June I saw The Wood Brothers at Mountain Music Festival in the New River Gorge. This month so far I was able to see Pokey LaFarge, Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three, and a host of other amazing artists at this past weekend’s Red Wing Roots Festival. While I don’t necessarily consider myself a diehard festival-goer like a Deadhead or anything, I’m not above waiting a couple hours before a show to make sure I’m front and center for my favorite artists’ performance.That’s why it’s important to me to be prepared.I know. It sounds silly. Prepare for what? Awesome music blasting my face off? What am I, a Boy Scout?But seriously, a little preparation can go a long way when you’ve found yourself stranded at a festival for 5 days with a slimming wallet, a wet sleeping bag, dirty feet, and a classic case of dehydration.With Floyd Fest right around the corner, I’m already in fan-girl-plan mode, strategically considering the weather, my tolerance for dirt, and which days I’m going to need to stay up late to catch the headliner. The following 10 items I’ve determined are my festival-must-haves, the essentials that keep the vibe groovy, help me stay sane, and don’t drain my bank account.festival_essentials1) Deuter Futura 20At 20L, this do-anything pack is perfect for festivals. Say the weather looks questionable and I’m getting ready to post up in front of the stage for the next two hours to be an arm’s-length away from Ray Lamontagne during his Floyd Fest set (which, will likely be happening). I need enough space in a pack to cram a rain shell, a hydration reservoir, my camera, and some snacks. What’s more, I need that space without the pack being stuffed-to-the-brim or too-bulky-to-rage.I like to dance my hiney off at concerts. We all know what it’s like to be behind “that guy/girl” who gets too wasted too early in the day and needs a buffer zone for their flailing limbs. Now imagine how much more obnoxious that scenario would be with a giant pack waving around too. While live music, and not so much the alcohol, is what typically sets me a-scootin’, I’m what you might call an “expressive dancer.” Picture Elaine from Seinfeld with just a touch more grace. A pack with a streamlined design and a roomy interior isn’t just convenient for me: it’s a necessity.2) Freewaters SierraGood, durable, comfortable flops are a must. If you’re not used to standing all day at your job, then 3-5 days of non-stop standing, dancing, walking…it’s bound to get exhausting and probably painful for either your feet or your lower back. Check out these flip flops from Freewaters, which feature a footbed designed by Therm-a-Rest. These babies not only look good; they feel good, support your arches, and keep your feet cool.3) IceMule Pro Cooler 20LLet’s face it – eating every meal from the festival food vendors not only gets boring but gets freakin’ PRICEY. I don’t have $9 to spend on a burrito I can inhale and still feel hungry. Sorry. My solution? Pack everything I normally eat – eggs, veggies, almond milk, etc. – and throw it in my IceMule. A friend of mine started putting a small chunk of dry ice (available at many grocery stores) in his cooler which is a genius idea that I’d wish I’d thought of. It almost works too well and generally keeps things pretty solidly frozen for at least three days, but a 10lb bag of ice works just as well for keeping perishables cold.This soft-shell cooler is better than its hard-top cousin because a) it has backpack straps, b) it fits into packed cars better, and c) it doesn’t have crappy plastic handles that break right when you need them most.4) Eddie Bauer Adventurer Convertible ShirtSunburn puts a wrap on anybody’s day, especially when it’s a bad one. A sunburn early on in your festival experience will only get worse and will likely cause you to, dare I say it, LEAVE BEFORE THE SHOW’S OVER. For shame. Don’t pretend you’re tanner than you are, or that you “just need to get that base burn.” There’s no such thing. Trust me. I’m a ginger. Own your pasty skin and invest in some sun coverage (these days, sunscreen is just as likely to give you cancer as sun rays are, right?). This lightweight shirt from Eddie Bauer (I have the silver color) is great for long days out in the sun. I wear it equally as much on the river paddling as I do in town grabbing a drink with friends. It dries quickly and saves your skin with built-in FreeShade™ UPF 50+ sun protection. Whether it’s blazing hot or kinda stormy, this shirt will keep you cool and comfortable all day.5) Road ShowerThe days of baby wipes are over! I never thought a product like Road Shower existed but now, it’s hard to imagine what my life was like without it. Perfect for posting up at festivals for a few days of car camping, this 5-gallon, hard-shell reservoir is painted matte black which lets the water inside get warm from the sun’s rays. A bike pump attachment at the end lets you pressurize your shower, so at the end of the day you can rinse the sweaty grime off and give your muddy feet some love.6) CamelBak Chute 1LSometimes, I don’t want to lug around an entire hydration reservoir filled to max-capacity. That’s a lot of weight, and what if I drink all that water and then have to pee in the middle of the Carolina Chocolate Drops set? That doesn’t sound very fun. Instead, I try to drink one of these at a time. The small mouth opening also helps me get more water where it belongs and not down the front of my shirt.7) Little Sugar Naturals Lemony CricketI stopped using DEET products years ago, but I’ve gotta admit, it’s been hard to find an effective all-natural alternative. That’s why when I stumbled across Little Sugar Naturals’ products at the Charlottesville City Market a few weeks ago, I was a little suspicious at first. Coconut, citronella, lavender, lemongrass…this sounds more like my mom’s perfume. I bought it anyway and at $15, it’s probably been my best investment yet. Even at the buggiest of campgrounds, I always walk away unscathed. What’s more? It smells way better than traditional bug sprays, and I’ve actually replaced it as my lotion for the summertime because of its coconut oil base.8) ENO TwilightsGreat for when you’re hanging around camp and you don’t want to waste your headlamp’s batteries (or continually annoy people by blinding them every time you look their way). These lights look cool, hang anywhere, pack down small, and run an unbelievably long time off only three AAA batteries (I’ve put well over 30 hours on the current set and they’re still going strong).9) Alite Mantis ChairFor when you need to give your dogs a rest, check out this super compact and portable chair option. The frame, made from lightweight aluminum, breaks down much like a tent pole does and is easy to set up. The entire chair can fit easily into your pack, making it awesome for when you want to take a break in between sets.10) Threshold Provisions BarA Blue Ridge-made alternative to other energy bars, Threshold Provisions makes some seriously tasty bars out of their base in Asheville, N.C. A non-GMO bar that has no added sugar and is gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free, these things are only made with a handful of ingredients but pack upwards of 230 calories per bar. At festivals, it’s especially hard for me to get motivated to eat breakfast in the morning, but a cup of coffee and the Mango Mate bar is enough to get me amped for the day ahead.last_img read more

Trail Mix – February 2017

first_img Better Than New Kyle Alden 2:25 Another Season Again The Sadies Write Your Name Down Beth Snapp 3:30 3:49 3:58 4:27 Everything James Raftery 3:42 I Got Your Medicine Shinyribs 1:20 5:29 Beast Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth 3:37 3:03 3:11 3:49 3:33 Red Lights The Travling Ones 2:36 Soft Picasso Vic Chesnutt Audio PlayerThe SadiesAnother Season AgainUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 2:25 Jump Cricket Jump April Verch D To E Blues Otis Taylor 4:47 Jackpot Nikki Lane In The Shadow of The Tower of Babel Kory Quinn Be Here Now Annabelle’s Curse 3:20 Ghost Story Joseph King and the Mad Crush 4:10 Long Old Time Scott H. Biram 5:40 The title of Nicki Lane’s new record, Highway Queen, is apropos. From an early age, Lane learned the meaning of hard work and grit, watching her dad lay blacktop while perched on the seat of the asphalt roller. Her dad, who had a penchant for singing country songs, arguably sent her down the sonic highway she now travels. Lane, a South Carolina native now living in Nashville, has earned the reputation of being one of the strongest outlaw country songwriters – male or female – in Music City.Trail Mix is excited to feature “Jackpot,” a brand new track from Highway Queen, this month.Returning to Trail Mix is Otis Taylor, a banjo playing blues master whose music is rich with social commentary. To listen to Taylor is to delve deep into American history, particularly into the nooks and crannies that many folks would rather remain out of sight and mind. Fantasizing About Being Black, Taylor’s new record, continues his legacy of powerful insight into contemporary America.Three tracks that are particularly exciting on this month’s mix are the offerings from Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Annabelle’s Curse, and The Sadies. Completely disparate, the tracks represent guitar duo mastery, acoustic driven indie folk, and electrified alt-country. Each track is incredible, and Trail Mix is happy to share all with you.Rounding out the mix are new cuts from The Traveling Ones, Bell The Band, Southern Avenue, Caroline Reese & The Drifting Fifth, Kory Quinn, Shinyribs, Curtis McMurtry, Scott Biram, James Raftery, Kyle Alden, and Joseph King & The Mad Crush.Great stuff is going to be happening on the Trail Mix blog this month, too. Keep your eyes peeled for chats with Lowland Hum, April Verch, Beth Snapp, and Charles Fontaine, longtime friend, fan, collector, and archivist for Vic Chesnutt, who will be discussing the year long venture at New West Records to release all of Chesnutt’s recordings on vinyl.So much great music this month. So many great artists. Please get out there and support these good folks who are sharing their music with you via Trail Mix. Buy a concert ticket. Grab an album. Simply spread the good word. The music is too good not to.You can grab the February edition of Trail Mix  by clicking here!!Photo by Jessica Lehrman. Embed Bone Collector Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge My Little Town Bell The Band 6:22 Thin Places Lowland Hum 3:27 Peace Will Come Southern Avenue Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Hard Blue Stones Curtis Mcmurtrylast_img read more

As Fraudulent Election Nears, Maduro Cracks Down On Journalists

first_imgBy Noelani Kirschner/ShareAmerica December 02, 2020 Ahead of the unconstitutional and fraudulent December 6 parliamentary elections in Venezuela, the illegitimate regime of Nicolás Maduro is cracking down on journalists.The Venezuelan constitution protects freedom of expression, forbids censorship, and guarantees access to information.However, Venezuela has fallen 31 places since 2014 in the World Press Freedom Index — ranking 147 out of 180 countries — thanks to Maduro’s attacks on journalists and their publications.“Elections cannot be free/fair under such a regime,” said the U.S. Department of State’s Michael Kozak. “The world must hold Maduro accountable.”The illegitimate Maduro regime forcibly disappeared Roland Carreño, a journalist and opposition party activist. According to media reports, neighbors were the last to see Carreño in person on the morning of October 26. They watched as unmarked vehicles approached the journalist and forced him inside a car.Carreño was detained for 48 hours before the regime announced he was imprisoned.Tarek Saab, the regime’s chief prosecutor, said that Carreño was detained for “participation in conspirative plans against the democratic peace,” according to media reports. Saab has been sanctioned by many governments, including the United States and members of the European Union, for undermining democracy.Legitimate Interim President Juan Guaidó denounced the forced disappearance of Carreño and others like him. “We alert the world to their forced disappearance and hold the dictatorship responsible for their physical and mental integrity,” he said.Six days before Carreño’s disappearance, Maduro’s intelligence service, SEBIN, raided the headquarters of independent newspaper Correo del Caroní in Puerto Ordaz. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), SEBIN confiscated a computer and documents and barred the newspaper’s lawyer from entering the premises.The judge’s order authorizing the raid did not allege any crimes on the part of the newspaper.After the raid, SEBIN took journalist María Ramírez Cabello and administrative employee Susana Reyes into custody, reports the CPJ. SEBIN detained and questioned them for six hours without a lawyer present before releasing them.SEBIN later returned the confiscated documents but not the computer.On October 12, SEBIN raided the home of David Natera Febres, the founder and director of Correo del Caroní. SEBIN took Natera Febres, who is 80 and suffers from health problems, and detained and interrogated him for over four hours about the newspaper’s alleged connection to his son, a member of Guaidó’s interim government. Natera Febres was also not allowed to have a lawyer present.Natera Febres was released later that night without charges.National Assembly member María Concepción Mulino says these illegal actions are part of over 700 documented cases of attacks against journalists and their publications since the start of the year. As of November 18, there were 365 political prisoners who remained jailed.“With less than two months to go until the fraudulent parliamentary elections rejected by the international community, the usurper is not satisfied with the [lack] of legitimate electoral conditions,” Concepción Mulino said, “but also intensifies the attack on the media … [to hide] the chaos [and] the corruption in which this tyranny has plunged Venezuela.”last_img read more