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first_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese diplomats threaten French journalist after Tibet report News ChinaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en News Interference and attempted censorshipPayen described to Reporters Without Borders the events that followed the broadcasting of his report. Taking advantage of a loosening in controls on people entering Tibet, Payen, entered the territory clandestinely in early May in order to do a report on China’s repression of its Tibetan minority. His report, entitled “Seven days in Tibet,” was broadcast by France 24 on 30 May and was followed by a live debate.As Payen was leaving Paris for Bangkok on 3 June, the Chinese embassy in Paris contacted France 24 and asked to meet with him. As he had by then already left, two embassy officials went to France 24 to talk to its CEO, Marc Saikali. For two hours, they accused the station of broadcasting a mendacious report that was “riddled with errors” and demanded its removal from the website. The station refused.From harassment to open threatsOn his arrival in Bangkok on 4 June, Payen received a call on his mobile phone from the Chinese embassy in Thailand, although neither he nor France 24 had given his number to any Chinese diplomats. Asked to go to the embassy as soon as possible, Payen said he was willing to meet at a Bangkok hotel, but the Chinese diplomats ruled out a meeting anywhere but the embassy.The embassy then stepped up its harassment of Payen, who received several anonymous calls and many texts. A message left yesterday by a female member of the embassy’s staff was openly threatening.Listen to the audio message in English: “I just want to tell you that the purpose of the meeting is to listen to your explanation of why you cheated a chinese visa and why you reported the news in a distorted way. However, since you postponed the meeting again and again, I’m afraid if you cannot manage to meet tomorrow, you’ll have to take all the possible responsibilities.”She gave him an ultimatum to attend a meeting at the embassy by today at the latest to explain why he had “cheated” in order to obtain a Chinese visa. She urged him to stop postponing the meeting and to comply with the embassy request, or else “take the responsibility” of his refusal.Tibet – a sensitive subjectForeign journalists are forbidden to visit Tibet and the Chinese police continue to prevent them from covering demonstrations by Tibetans in nearby provinces. The police arrested a CNN crew at a toll station in Sichuan province in January 2012 and prevented them from travelling on to the neighbouring Tibet Autonomous Region.The Chinese authorities are aware that these bans violate their own laws and often use bad weather or the state of the roads as pretexts for denying access to Tibet.The police readily harass foreign journalists suspected of intending to defy their instructions. Some journalists have complained of being followed. The police have escorted others to the nearest airport, interrogated them for hours, forced them to delete their photos and video footage, and confiscated their equipment.The police not only ask to see press cards and passports but also temporary foreign residence permits, which journalists now have to carry with them. These violations of freedom of information foster a climate of permanent surveillance that is stressful for journalists and often takes a psychological toll.In February 2012, China-based foreign journalists asked the authorities to allow them to freely visit the provinces that are closed to them, to have freedom of movement throughout the country and to be able to interview anyone who is willing. Submitted by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC), which is not recognized by the government, the request was not granted. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News An Agence France-Presse journalist was arrested in October 2012. Two Sky News journalists were arrested while doing a live report from Tiananmen Square in March 2013, although they had permission to film. And there has been an increase in foreign journalists being denied accreditation or visas.China is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 173rd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Read the 2013 special report on surveillance: “Enemies of the Internet” – China Growing problems for foreign journalistsThe authorities have stepped up their harassment of the foreign media ever since the Arab Spring echoed around the world in 2011. Harassment of journalists based outside China is still unusual, but there has been a marked increase in harassment of journalists visiting China or based there. The Communist Party does not hesitate to employ police violence, disguised by the use of plainclothes police, to control foreign media coverage. The beating that a Bloomberg cameraman received in March 2011 was one of the most striking cases. Watch the video: Receive email alerts Photo : youtube.com Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the way Chinese diplomatic personnel have harassed and threatened French journalist Cyril Payen, a reporter for the French TV news station France 24, since the station broadcast his documentary “Seven days in Tibet” on 30 May.A few days after it was broadcast, Chinese embassy personnel went to the TV channel’s headquarters in Paris to demand the documentary’s withdrawal from its website. The Chinese embassy in Bangkok then threatened him by telephone after he arrived in Thailand.“Such unacceptable behaviour might be expected from the mafia but not from senior diplomats,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is acceptable for an embassy to express its disagreement with a report. But it is completely unacceptable for diplomats stationed in France and Thailand to try to intimidate a news outlet into modifying editorial content, to harangue a journalist and to summon him with the intention of interrogating him.“Such methods are undoubtedly normal in China, and that is regrettable, but they have no place in a free country. The telephone threats that these diplomats made against a French journalist expose them to the possibility of judicial proceedings.“We urge the French authorities to summon the representatives of the Chinese embassy in Paris in order to protest against this unacceptable harassment. The French authorities must condemn the Chinese government’s use of such aggressive methods with a French journalist and their violation of his freedom of information.” “Seven Days in Tibet” to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more


first_imgU.K.’s National Grid takes big step into U.S. renewable energy market FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Star Tribune:Geronimo Energy, one of Minnesota’s most prominent renewable-energy developers, has been sold to a large British utility company for $100 million.In conjunction with the deal completed Monday, National Grid is also paying $125 million for a 51% stake in a joint venture that owns wind and solar projects being developed by a Geronimo affiliate. The other 49% is owned by the Washington State Investment Board.National Grid is known in this country for its regulated electricity and natural gas utilities in the northeastern United States. But the company is trying to extend its nonregulated business through its National Grid Ventures arm, of which Geronimo is now a part.The Geronimo deal marks National Grid’s entry into U.S. wind- and solar-energy development. “Geronimo was acquired to be our platform in U.S. renewables,” said Daniel Westerman, president of renewables and distributed energy for National Grid.National Grid, based in London, is one of the world’s largest investor-owned utilities with about $19 billion in sales last year, its business spread roughly evenly between Great Britain and the United States. The company serves about 20 million people in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.Geronimo has developed — or is in the process of developing — a total of 2,200 megawatts of wind and solar power, which includes several projects in Minnesota. A megawatt is 1 million watts, and 2,200 megawatts is the equivalent production capacity of three to four coal or nuclear power plants — though wind and solar farms can’t operate constantly.More: Edina’s Geronimo Energy sold to British utility for $100Mlast_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Windpower Engineering & Development:E.ON announced its largest single-phase project to date, the 440-MW onshore wind farm, Big Raymond. The development is located in Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties. The project benefits from a 12-year power purchase agreement with Austin Energy for 200 MW.“We’re thrilled to partner with another renewable energy leader in Texas in Austin Energy, especially with one of our main U.S. offices based in the city,” said Silvis Ortin, COO North America. “E.ON and Austin Energy both have a long track record of investing in renewables in Texas, and we look forward to that continued growth in the state.”Big Raymond Windfarm represents an investment of more than $500,000,000 in the South Texas region.E.ON recently announced two other South Texas onshore wind farms, Peyton Creek and Cranell, are under construction with a combined total of more than 370 MW and both of which are expected to come online by the end of 2019.E.ON has developed, built, and operates more than 3,800 MW of solar, wind and energy storage projects across the U.S., with more on the way.More: E.ON announces 440-MW South Texas wind farm E.ON to build 440MW, $500 million wind farm in Texaslast_img read more


first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2010 Beginning in 2003, Ecuador and Chile formed the Chiecuencoy engineering company as their contingent for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, or MINUSTAH, performing construction work and providing support to civil organizations.The company of Ecuadorean blue helmets is made up of The company of Ecuadorean blue helmets is made up of a contingent of 66 individuals, including four engineering officers and 62 troops specialized in operating machinery and heavy equipment. Up to now, 11 military contingents have provided services, becoming carriers of a message of peace and progress for the Haitian population. Immediately following the earthquake, the Ecuadorean company of engineers, as part of MINUSTAH, participated actively in search and rescue operations, medical care, humanitarian aid, debris removal and water distribution, obtaining the following results: Rescue/Recovery Activities: Ecuadorean Company of Engineers The rescue operations were carried out around the clock, with the personnel organized into groups and working eighthour shifts, focused primarily in the vicinity of the Hotel Montana, where there were about 200 people at the time of the disaster. The Ecuadorean contingent administered first aid to the injured, while other teams searched among the ruins in the hope of finding people alive. These tasks extended for approximately two weeks, followed by debris removal using heavy machinery and the recovery of the remains of those who regrettably perished in the disaster. Likewise, the country formed the Ecuador Task Force- Humanitarian Mission to Haiti, made up of specialized personnel from the Red Cross, firefighters, the Armed Forces and the national police, who had the necessary equipment for search and rescue operations; the task force arrived in Port-au-Prince 48 hours after the earthquake. In coordinattion with rescue teams from other countries, members conducted searches for trapped victims, supported by trained dogs, but despite the effort made, only corpses could be recovered. The task force not only put its contingent at the service of the Haitian people but also delivered provisions to local humanitarian aid organizations for distribution to the victims.center_img Hotel Montana (day 1), Persons alive: 7, Persons deceased: 1, Total: 8 Housing behind the base, Persons alive: 5, Persons deceased: 2, Total: 7 Hotel Montana vicinity, PErsons alive: 4, Persons deceased: 0, Total: 4 Pan-American House Delmas 60, Persons Alive: 1, Persons deceased: 0, Total: 1 Hotel Montana (after day 1), Persons Alive: 10, Persons decease: 17, Total : 27 Total Alive: 27, Total deceased: 20, Total: 47last_img read more


first_img Another gadget showcased as part of the demonstration was a remote-controlled, helicopter-like aircraft that weighs approximately one pound, reaches up to 1,200 feet and can fly continuously for about 30 minutes. Known as InstantEye, the system offers birds eye views of a disaster area, without risking the lives of rescue personnel. Other technologies demonstrated were three mobile applications that are part of the GlobalMedAid kit developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center. The kit includes an English to Spanish simultaneous translation application that facilitates the communication between healthcare personnel and disaster victims, a data capture solution for documenting care and treatment of the injured, and an application designed to improve training of medical personnel while deployed. Besides the display of innovative technologies for disaster relief, Mr. Hurtado also saw this demonstration as a venue for creating and tightening links between organizations and countries. “The relationships and contacts we develop and hone through science and technology engagements create networks that will be invaluable when something happens and we actually know who to call,” said Hurtado. In late September, after the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School releases a final assessment of GeoSHAPE and its operational utility, the tool will be integrated with the Pacific Disaster Center’s DisasterAWARE platform, and the U.S. Department of State Humanitarian Information Unit’s CyberGIS project, an existing effort to build web mapping and geographic data sharing applications focused on complex humanitarian emergencies. Looking further ahead, Hurtado envisions a myriad of initiatives and applications spinning off this geospatial information sharing tool, which can complement other USSOUTHCOM’s efforts to improve support to the response to natural disasters and humanitarian assistance crises in the region. It inform us plenty. It’s good to know what really happens in our country. Pray to God for the needs of the country. It’s very interesting. The initiatives are excellent in order to be somewhat prepared when a disaster occurs EXCELLENT NEWS COVERAGE! THE ACTIONS OF DRUG TRAFFICKERS SHOULD BE FOUGHT ON ALL LEVELS…EVEN AT A GOVERNMENT LEVEL. This is very well explained THE INITIATIVE AND APPLICATION ARE VALID, AND YOU HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THEM. By Dialogo September 05, 2014 The main players in the simulated hurricane created to test GeoSHAPE were Honduras-based U.S. Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B) – a task force able to dispatch airlift, logistical, medical, firefighting and other capabilities to support disaster relief missions –, and COPECO. Similar to U.S. Federal Management Agency (FEMA), COPECO is a government organization charged with providing the national response to disasters in the Central American country. Other participants were the Honduran Red Cross and Green Cross; representatives from the Military, Police and Firefighters; non-governmental organization World Vision, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Working simultaneously from their respective locations 52 miles away, JTF-B and COPECO’s operators used Android tablets and cell phones to enter hurricane-related events. Symbols for helicopter landing zones, water distribution points, hospitals, blocked roads, flooded towns… started crowding the maps at both sites. “The simulation tested how GeoSHAPE can enable organizations to collaboratively edit information from their locations and synchronize it across geographically dispersed servers to create a common picture of the disaster and the resources at hand,” says Scott Clark, director of geospatial programs at LMN Solutions, a Virginia-based IT company commissioned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop the software. Clark also underscored the open source, open standard nature of GeoSHAPE, which makes it possible for organizations to easily adapt the software to their needs without incurring great licensing expenses. The operational demonstration also offered the opportunity to showcase other technologies that might prove useful in the response to disasters. Among those was the CommCube, a portable Internet hotspot designed to support voice and data communications for up to 50 users in a 1,000 feet radius. center_img A category 5 hurricane hits Honduras just before sunset, tormenting towns and people along its path. Behind, it leaves a toll of roofless houses, truncated lives, and thousands left with nothing but the hope of getting help quickly… now. Fortunately, Hurricane Gonzalo was only a figment of the imagination, the “perfect storm” crafted by the Science, Technology and Experimentation Division at the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and Honduras’ Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) to demonstrate and assess GeoSHAPE, a software application designed to revolutionize the way organizations collaborate in response to disasters. Take the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, for example. Tons of supplies were flown in and hundreds of organizations came to lend a helping hand, but they lacked an unclassified geospatial information exchange tool to coordinate relief efforts. “Operations like the response to the earthquake in Haiti revealed gaps in the methods for creating and sharing map data on critical aspects of the emergency response,” said Juan Hurtado, USSOUTHCOM’s Science Advisor. Where are water and food distribution points? What’s the condition of roads and bridges? Where are the locations of personnel and resources deployed in support of the rescue efforts? USSOUTHCOM’s quest for a technology solution that could answer that type of questions and close those gaps started in August 2012, when the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense-Rapid Fielding, funded the Rapid Open Geospatial User-driven Enterprise (ROGUE) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) project to develop a geospatial information sharing capability. GeoSHAPE, which stands for Geospatial Security Humanitarian Assistance and Partnership Engagement, was created under the ROGUE project as a combination of a web-based application that sits on a server, and a portable application called Arbiter for the collection of data and images in the field. “With GeoSHAPE, geotagged information can be shared almost in real time when an internet or cell phone connection is readily available. Otherwise, the information is sent as soon as a connection is established,” said Donald Jones, who managed the development of ROGUE for USOUTHCOM. GeoSHAPE can display disaster-relevant information in a map that anybody with a web browser and the appropriate permissions can see from anywhere in the world. “The outcome is improved situational awareness and fact-based decision making, hopefully bringing the response to people faster, more effectively,” he added. Progress on the program moved quickly and two years after the beginning of the JCTD, the software was ready to be demonstrated in an operational setting. The location chosen: Honduras. “Central America is often battered by hurricanes, mudslides, floodings… and our command has a long history of collaboration with Honduras in many areas”, said Hurtado, who early in his career spent a tour in the country. The Science, Technology and Experimentation Division that he heads at USSOUTHCOM was established in 2002 and since then has endeavored to develop technology solutions to regional challenges and to provide capabilities that address U.S. military operational requirements and also build U.S. and partner nation capacity to disrupt illicit trafficking, counter transnational organized crime and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. last_img read more


first_imgby: Dan BergerAs much as I like quick lists and tips on improving skill sets and becoming a better person, achieving those ends also involves a journey of self-discovery that isn’t so black and white.Leadership Coach David Roppo says in a LinkedIn article, “Leadership, especially the legendary type, requires a journey. There isn’t a shortcut, quick fix approach, or an effective method for micromanaging life and/or personal behavior.”He explains that legendary leadership “is a product of internal development on both emotional and spiritual levels.” In other words, what you see is what you get: The characteristics you exhibit on the outside come from who you are on the inside. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_img– Advertisement – Though the romance between exes Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt is no more, the Academy Award nominee recalled what it was like to work on his former wife’s popular sitcom, Friends, in 2001.“I remember it. It’s a great cast, man. I mean, they laugh and really have a great time with each other. But I flubbed my first line,” the Ad Astra actor told Access Hollywood in September 2019. “We had to stop and start again.”Scroll down to see which of your favorite celebrity couples have worked together since their nuptials.- Advertisement – “My favorite thing about shooting A Quiet Place, for sure, was working with John. We had never done it before and it is kind of the great unknown. You go into this process not knowing what it’s going to be like,” she said. “A lot of people were like, ‘You’re going to be divorced by the end of it!’ Actually, we were so much closer.”Kristen Bell, meanwhile, was directed by her longtime love, Dax Shepard, in his remake of CHiPS in 2017. In the comedic film, the Good Place actress plays her real-life spouse’s soon-to-be ex-wife. “It was hard to be mean to him because my character is like his estranged, trophy wife,” Bell said on Good Morning America in 2017.“She’s over him because he’s not winning trophies anymore,” she continued. “And so I have to be really, really mean to him, and it was difficult because I do really [like him] … He’s so endearing, and I like him so much.”- Advertisement –center_img Relationship goals? It’s not every day that one gets to work alongside their significant other, but several celebrity couples have been lucky enough to do just that over the years — even after tying the knot!John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, for example, have appeared in a few of the same projects. The first time they worked closely together was for the Jack Ryan star’s directorial debut, A Quiet Place, in 2018. Speaking with reporters backstage at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Blunt admitted that people warned her that teaming up with her husband would hurt their marriage.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgMore than three billion people around the world were living under lockdown on Wednesday as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than 20,000 people dead.As the number of confirmed cases worldwide soared past 450,000, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that only a concerted global effort could stop the spread of the virus.In Spain, the number of fatalities surpassed those of China, where the novel coronavirus first emerged three months ago, making it the hardest-hit nation after Italy. A total of more than 20,800 deaths have now been reported in 182 countries and territories, according to an AFP tally.Stock markets rebounded after the US Congress moved closer to passing a $2.2 trillion relief package to prop up a teetering US economy.In Washington, President Donald Trump said New York, the epicenter of the US outbreak with over 30,000 cases, likely has a few “tough weeks” ahead but he would decide soon whether unaffected parts of the country can get back to work.”We want to get our country going again,” Trump said. “I’m not going to do anything rash or hastily. “By Easter we’ll have a recommendation and maybe before Easter,” said Trump, who had been touting a strong US economy as he faces an election in November.UN chief Guterres said the world needs to ban together to stem the pandemic.”COVID-19 is threatening the whole of humanity — and the whole of humanity must fight back,” Guterres said, launching an appeal for $2 billion to help the world’s poor.”Global action and solidarity are crucial,” he said. “Individual country responses are not going to be enough.” Topics :center_img  ‘People dying alone’At La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, nurse Guillen del Barrio sounded bereft as he related what happened overnight.”It is really hard, we had feverish people for many hours in the waiting room,” the 30-year-old told AFP.”Many of my colleagues were crying because there were people who are dying alone, without seeing their family for the last time.”Coronavirus cases are also spreading in the Middle East, where Iran’s death toll topped 2,000, and in Africa, where Mali declared its first case and several nations announced states of emergency.In Japan, which has postponed this year’s Olympic Games, Tokyo’s governor urged residents to stay home this weekend, warning of a possible “explosion” of the coronavirus.Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed by Christians to house Christ’s tomb, was shut as Israel tightened movement restrictions.The impact of the pandemic is also hitting European football, with leagues and tournaments cancelled, while the fate of the Wimbledon tennis tournament could be decided next week.The economic damage of the virus — and the lockdowns — could also be devastating, with fears of a worldwide recession worse than the financial meltdown more than a decade ago.But financial markets rose after US leaders reached agreement on a stimulus package worth roughly 10 percent of the US economy, an injection Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said represented a “wartime level of investment.”Meanwhile, more than half of all Americans have been told to stay at home, including residents of the largest state, California.The United States has at least 65,700 cases and 942 people have died.  Two deaths in RussiaIndia’s stay-at-home order for its 1.3 billion people is now the biggest, taking the total number of individuals facing restrictions on their daily lives to more than three billion.Anxious Indians raced for supplies after the world’s second-biggest population was ordered not to leave their houses for three weeks.Russia, which announced the death of two patients who tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, is expected to follow suit.President Vladimir Putin declared next week a public holiday and postponed a public vote on controversial constitutional reforms, urging people to follow instructions given by authorities.In Britain, heir to the throne Prince Charles became the latest high-profile figure to be infected, though he has suffered only mild symptoms.The G20 major economies will hold an emergency videoconference on Thursday to discuss a global response to the crisis, as will the 27 leaders of the European Union, the outbreak’s new epicenter.China has begun to relax its own draconian restrictions on free movement in the province of Hubei — where the outbreak began in December — after the country reported no new cases.Crowds jammed trains and buses in the province as people took their first opportunity to travel.But Spain saw the number of deaths surge to more than 3,400 after 738 people died in the past 24 hours and the government announced a 432-million-euro ($467 million) deal to buy medical supplies from Beijing.The death toll in Italy jumped in 24 hours by 683 to 7,503 — by far the highest of any country.The number of French deaths was up by 231 on Wednesday to more than 1,330, and metro and rail services in Paris were cut to a minimum.Spain and Italy were joined by France and six more EU countries in urging Germany and the Netherlands to allow the issue of joint European bonds to cut borrowing costs and stabilise the eurozone economy.The call is likely to fall on deaf ears when EU leaders talk on Thursday — with northern members wary of pooling debt with big spenders — but they will sign off on an “unprecedented” recovery plan.last_img read more


first_imgNewsTalk ZB 27 May 2015Family Planning will fight a potential new abortion law.Whanganui MP Chester Borrows was handed a petition by Stratford mother Hillary Kieft, whose daughter had an abortion at 15 years old before she attempted suicide a year later.The then teenager had explained her boarding school arranged for a procedure through a Family Planning clinic in Hawera, and failed to offer any post-abortion support.The two proposed changes sought for legislation to ensure parents were notified before daughters are referred for an abortion, and to ensure there is “a fully informed consent” from those undergoing the procedure.“This is not an anti-abortion petition,” said Burrows. “This is about two salient issues which cross the Anti-Abortion v Pro-Choice divide… Parental Notification and Informed Consent.”At present, those aged under 16 are able to have information restricted from anyone if its deemed “the disclosure of that information would be contrary to that individual’s interests”, according to Section 29 (1)(d) of the Privacy Act 1993.It is the second time changes would be pursued. In 2004, the Care of Children Act was passed. Amendments by Judith Collins, Murray Smith and Dale Jones sought to make parental notification compulsory, but they were defeated by considerable margins.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/organisation-plans-to-fight-proposed-abortion-changes/last_img read more


first_imgLIONEL Messi struck twice as Barcelona beat 10-man Valencia in a thrilling match to move two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid.Eliaquim Mangala headed the visitors in front from a corner, before Luis Suarez steered in an equaliser.Messi’s penalty made it 2-1 after Manchester City loanee Mangala was sent off for dragging back Suarez, but Munir El Haddadi swept Valencia level.Messi scored his second after the break and Andre Gomes made it four late on.Barcelona desperately needed a victory after losing ground in the title race with a surprise 2-1 defeat at Deportivo last weekend.In the end, they should have won by more goals than they did – but they were all over the place defensively for the first hour.Luis Enrique’s three-man back line was caught out too often, with Munir denied by keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen when clean through seconds before Mangala scored from the resulting corner.Valencia were equally sloppy in defence, though. Ezequiel Garay was outpaced down their right by Suarez on more than one occasion, and the Uruguay international was quick to pounce for the equaliser when the visitors switched off at a Neymar throw-in.Mangala, already on a yellow card, could have no complaints about his dismissal just before half-time.Enrique, though, had plenty of reason to fume when his own defenders allowed Munir, on loan from Barcelona, all the time he wanted to turn in Jose Luis Gaya’s pull-back.Barcelona did not seem to know how to cover their right flank defensively, and Enrique eventually sent on Sergi Roberto in a move to a back four.That settled the home side, who could have had plenty more goals – with Neymar going closest as he hit the post with a free-kick.In the end, they settled for two in the second half; Messi – La Liga’s leading scorer – caught out keeper Diego Alves with a near-post drive and substitute Gomes tapped in from Neymar’s pass.(BBCSport)last_img read more