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Semana

Semana is a weekly magazine of opinion and analysis in Colombia. Semana was founded in 1946 by Alberto Lleras Camargo and that folded in 1961, it was relaunched by journalist Felipe López Caballero in 1983. Es:Felipe López Caballero, the person who restarted the magazine, took two earlier Colombian magazines as models. One was Camargo's Semana; the foreign magazines that he strove to imitate were Newsweek. Recalling the prestige, enjoyed by Lleras's magazine, López asked for, was given, permission to use the same name; the first issue came out on 12 May 12 1982. Its cover story was about terrorism; some of Semana's most important reporting has been about Pablo Escobar, the drug trafficking kingpin. In the 1980s, López was one of the two "big critics" of drug trafficking. Since however, the magazine has become less political. Semana's coverage of Proceso 8000, the unofficial name of the legal investigation of accusations that Ernesto Samper's 1994 presidential campaign was funded with drug money, was the high point of the magazine's influence.

Yet while the magazine covered Samper's activities with brutal honesty, López never fell out with Samper. Once he invited Samper and radio journalist Julio Sánchez Cristo, a fierce Samper critic, to lunch in hopes of making peace between them. Samper told López "you have been harsh," and Sanchez injected that López had been harsh out of conviction, while he had done it for money. In recent years, Semana has been critical of the administration of Álvaro Uribe Vélez and has taken on Colombian guerrilla and paramilitary groups. In May 2009, Semana opposed a possible second re-election of Uribe, arguing that "a third term... would have serious institutional repercussions" and that keeping Uribe in power would only aggravate the "erosion of separation of powers that has taken place during these seven years." While acknowledging that "the popularity of the President... is undeniable and deserved," Semana concluded that a third term for Uribe would, on the whole, be inadvisable. On the occasion of its 30th anniversary in 2012, Semana was described as "one of the major and largest publications in the Americas" by Finanzas.com, which observed that its history had been "tied up with the most important events in Colombia" and that it had "recorded our country's most significant successes."

Although there had been great changes in Colombia, the magazine's principles had "not changed in these thirty years." In May 2013, Ricardo Calderon, the prize-winning investigative editor of Semana, was surprised by gunmen, who men shot "five bullets into his car ", but he escaped without injury. The Associated Press noted that at the time of the murder attempt Calderon had been working on an investigative series about "the scandalously luxurious life of military officers jailed for crimes including murder and crimes against humanity at Tolemaida army base." Although a great many local journalists in Colombia have been murdered over the last few decades, this was, according to the Associated Press, "the first attempt on the life of a Semana journalist in the magazine's 30 years and it sent shock waves through the news media and human rights communities because of Calderon's stature." Semana won the Premio Rey de Espana two years in a row, in 2007 and 2008. The 2007 award acknowledged the magazine's 25 years of investigative journalism.

In 2008, the magazine won the award for a series of articles that uncovered the strong ties between political leaders and illegal right-wing paramilitary groups. The awards jury praised the magazine's "tireless research" and described their work as "a moral call to Colombia and the world."The magazine's website has won several national and international awards, including the Círculo de Periodistas de Bogotá, Premio Rey de España, Premio de la Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa. It has twice been a finalist for the Premio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Cemex-Fnpi. In 2007, Semana.com won the Premio de la Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa for Internet news coverage. The prize was awarded for "La muerte de Carlos Castaño." In the same year, Semana won honorable mention in the category of human rights for "Torturas en el Ejército" and was a finalist in the opinion category. In 2013, Ricardo Calderón of Semana, José Navia of SoHo, Semana.com all won prizes from the Círculo de Periodistas de Bogotá. Semana.com won for "Cerro Matoso: mina rica, pueblo pobre" published in August 2012.

Semana, which has won several international prizes and has more than a million readers, is considered required reading for Colombia's political and cultural elite. "In the history of journalism in Colombia," reads a profile of López by a Colombian writer, "there is a'before Semana' and an'after Semana,' because, in effect, before May 1982 such a thing didn't exist.... The press in this country was an extension of the political parties." The same profile notes that "at least 80 percent of all the political scandals that have occurred in Colombia in the last 30 years have been exposed by Semana." The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Economist have all called Semana the best magazine in Latin America. Over time, the magazine Semana developed into Publicaciones Semana, a magazine group which publishes several other major periodicals in Colombia and neighboring countries. Dinero is Colombia's major economics and business magazine; each of these magazi

Rupert Graves

Rupert S. Graves is an English film and theatre actor, he is known for his roles in A Room with a View, The Madness of King George and The Forsyte Saga. Since 2010 he has starred as DI Lestrade in the BBC television series Sherlock. Graves was born in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England, to Mary Lousilla Graves, a travel coordinator, Richard Harding Graves, a music teacher and musician. Graves was educated at Wyvern Community School, a state comprehensive school in his home town of Weston-super-Mare, which he left at the age of 15; the school has since re-opened as the Hans Price Academy. Graves's first job after leaving school was as a circus clown, he has appeared in more than 35 television productions. He has appeared on stage. Graves first came to prominence in costume-drama adaptations of E. M. Forster's novels A Room with a View and Maurice, before going on to appear in films including A Handful of Dust, the Oscar nominated The Madness of King George, Different for Girls, Intimate Relations.

Graves's role in Intimate Relations won him the Best Actor award at the 1996 Montreal World Film Festival. He was acclaimed for his portrayal of Young Jolyon Forsyte in the television miniseries The Forsyte Saga. In 1987 in his hometown of Weston-super-Mare, Graves met Yvonne, a stained glass artist, in a café, they lived together in Stoke Newington, he helped her raise her two daughters, who were 10 and 14 years old when the relationship began. Graves and Yvonne were together for 13 years. In September 2000, shortly after Graves's relationship with Yvonne ended, he met Australian-born production coordinator Suzanne Lewis at the opening-night party for The Caretaker, a play he was appearing in at the time with Michael Gambon, they married, have five children together. In addition to his screen work, Graves has won acclaim for his stage acting, including roles on the American stage in Broadway-theatre productions in New York City, New York, of the plays Closer and The Elephant Man. Graves's notable London theatre credits includes his performance as Presley Stray in the original production of Philip Ridley's The Pitchfork Disney at the Bush Theatre, west London, which won him Best Actor at the 1991 Charrington London Fringe Awards.

Official website Rupert Graves on IMDb Rupert Graves at the Internet Broadway Database

Max Evans (rugby union)

Maxwell "Max" Brian Evans is a rugby union player who has won 44 caps for Scotland. He plays at centre and wing, is without a club after being released by Castres at the end of the 2015 season. Evans was born in England, he attended Wellington College with his brother and former Scottish international, Thom, as well as friends and former rugby team mates James Haskell and Paul Doran-Jones of Wasps RFC. Evans played golf professionally in Portugal from 2004–06 while recovering from a back injury suffered while playing for Harlequins' academy side. Evans played for London Scottish in 2005–06 with former Scottish international Kenny Logan and former Waratahs winger and Australia A & 7's star Matt Dowling, he earned his first cap for Scotland against Canada in November 2008. He scored his first try for Scotland on 8 February 2009, after coming on as a substitute for his younger brother, Thom, in the 2009 Six Nations Championship match against Wales. Thom, who played for the Glasgow Warriors, was forced to retire from rugby on 1 July 2010 as a result of a spinal injury he sustained in Scotland's 2010 Six Nations Championship match against Wales.

On 10 May 2009, while playing for Glasgow against the Ospreys, Max sustained an injury to his knee, ruling him of competition for at least six months. On 14 February 2011 Evans confirmed he would leave the Glasgow Warriors to join CastresHe was released from Castres in June 2015, he is a cousin of Chris Evans. He married Katy Johnson, although the couple separated in January 2017, citing a lack of time together on account of work commitments. In November 2017, Evans was revealed as one of the contestants who will take part on the tenth series of Dancing on Ice, he was partnered with professional ice skater Ale Izquierdo. The couple finished in third place on 11 March 2018. Scotland profile

Shin Soo-ji

Shin Soo-ji is a South Korean former rhythmic gymnast and bowler. On January 5, 2018, it was announced that Shin and former Beast member Jang Hyun-seung have been dating for four months. Shin has competed in three World Championships, she had her highest placement finishing 17th in All-around at the 2007 World Championships, she was a member of the 2008 Korean Olympic squad and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but did not advance into the top 10 finals. Shin ended up finishing 12th at the Beijing Olympics. Shin trained in Russia at a great financial burden to her family, although in 2008 she signed a contract with Sema Sports Marketing. Shin won the bronze medal in All-around at the 2009 Asian Championships, she was a member of the 2010 Korean gymnastics team that took fourth place at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. After retiring from competitive gymnastics, Shin worked as a commentator at the 2012 London Olympic games. Shin has appeared on a number of Korean television shows and she has been romantically linked to Korean comedian Heo Kyung Hwan.

In 2013, Shin gained global fame for the gymnastic-style ceremonial first pitch she threw at a baseball match between the Doosan Bears and Samsung Lions at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, which went viral on YouTube. 2015: Running Man - Guest, ep. 257 Shin Soo-ji at the International Gymnastics Federation Rhythmic Gymnastics Results

Nihal Bengisu Karaca

Nihal Bengisu Karaca is a Turkish journalist and author. She was born in Ankara in 1972, her father was a surgeon from Gümülcine. She finished her studies at Kayseri İmam Hatip High School and graduated from Marmara University, School of Law. In 1994, she started her career by working for Aksiyon magazine. Between 1995 and 1996, she worked for Kanal 7 as programmer. At the end of 1996, she worked as a culture and art editor at Aksiyon, where she released film criticism and wrote files and interviews about culture and society. In 2002, she started working for Zaman newspaper and continued her movie reviews, published articles on the culture, contributed to the art page of the newspaper. From 2005, she started writing for weekly news magazine Yeni Aktüel. In 2007, she came to media spotlight with her article for Radikal, titled "A journalist's holiday diary", after which she was interviewed by Hürriyet writer Ayşe Arman. After Ayşe Arman sent her condolences message on the death of her father in 2009, the two had a two-part interview as "representatives of two different neighborhoods".

In February 2009, she penned her final article for Zaman, after which she started working for Habertürk. After moving to Habertürk, the author was compared to Ahmet Hakan, after her article "Portrait of the victim as a femme fatale" in her first months of working for Habertürk she received harsh criticism and had to argue with some writers in the same newspaper, she responded to the criticism by saying, "... I don't think I deserve these. I'm upset and angry." And wrote a new article titled "Portrait of the victim as a femme fatale 2!"