March 11, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News May 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Afghanistan Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Afghanistan’s leading presidential candidates – including Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah, Ashraf Ghani, Ramazan Bashardost and Sayed Jalal Karim – urging them to give a clear undertaking to ensure that press freedom becomes firmly rooted in the everyday life of Afghans. The election is due to take place on 20 August.The letter asked them to publicly express their concern about a recent wave of press freedom violations, pointing out that the threats to Afghan and foreign journalists in Afghanistan do not come from the Taliban alone, but also from criminal groups, politicians and security officials.“We sincerely hope you take up the issue of press freedom (…) and relaunch the investigations into murders and physical attacks on journalists,” the letter said, mentioning the murders of Peace Radio director Zakia Zaki, BBC reporter Abdul Rohani and Jawed Ahmad, a fixer for Canadian news media.Reporters Without Borders condemned the impunity enjoyed by those responsible for the violence against journalists, who include the security forces. In the most recent case, five journalists were beaten by police officers in Herat on 30 July while investigating the death of a civilian at the hands of the police.Without concrete improvements in respect for press freedom, “your country risks losing the confidence of journalists and the support of international public opinion,” the letter said. “This would complicate the task of foreign governments, including those of the European Union, which support your country financially, militarily and politically.”Reporters Without Borders also asked each candidate “to pledge to release Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, a young journalist who was unjustly sentenced to 20 years in prison on a blasphemy charge for downloading an article from the Internet.” It added: “More than 1 million people around the world have already signed a petition for his release. The confirmation that he was tortured by members of the security forces has cast doubt on their ability to respect international standards in this regard.”Urging the candidates to publicly oppose the politicisation of the charge of blasphemy, the letter said it was vital that article 130 of the Afghan constitution, concerning blasphemy, should stop being used to prosecute people for the views they express.The letter also mentioned a proposed new press law that has been blocked for political reasons, the need to decriminalise press offences and the need to pass a law that improves the situation of journalists as regards contracts and salaries. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation to go further RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Help by sharing this information AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF_en News July 31, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter asks presidential candidates to pledge to advance press freedom
Faith & Religion News Author Philip Yancey to Launch The Mosaic Course at Lake Avenue Church On Friday, February 10 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, January 13, 2017 | 7:11 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Philip Yancey, multiple Gold Medallion winning author and editor-at-large of Christianity Today, will launch an innovative resource for intercultural outreach titled, “The Mosaic Course,” at Pasadena’s Lake Avenue Church on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm.The Mosaic Course is a free online course on Christian response to world religions, accompanied by two study books, “The Wise Men and a Racist God” (Jesus: According to World Religions) and “Fact or Fiction?” (Jesus: According to Historical Evidence).The course is designed by a team of Christian scholars from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. “Following the method pioneered by Paul at Athens (Acts 17: 22-29), our lessons will explore points of contact between Christianity and world religions and use them to build bridges across which the Gospel can travel,” explains Dr. Mathew P. John, the Executive Director of Focus Infinity Intercultural Outreach Network, a not-for-profit Christian organization behind the project.“The Mosaic Course will empower Christians to effectively and respectfully share the uniqueness of their faith in a multicultural society,” said Joe Gallagher, the Operational Director of Brehm Center at Fuller Theological Seminary.“We think this project comes at a time when the church in the postmodern pluralistic west needs some practical knowledge, encouragement and insight to help understand and engage better with people from other religions,” said Dr. Greg Waybright, lead pastor of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. Brehm Center and Lake Avenue Church are partnering with Focus Infinity in hosting the event.There will a question and answer period and book signing at this free event.Lake Avenue Church is located at 393 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena.
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News UpdatesLewd, Filthy, Indecent Questions To Prosecutrix In Sexual Assault Cases To Not Be Allowed By Trial Courts: P & H HC Directs Courts [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain21 Aug 2020 1:19 AMShare This – xThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday required its Registrar General to circulate to all the Presiding Officers/Designated Courts dealing with cases of Crime against Women, in the States of Punjab, Haryana and the U.T., Chandigarh, its observations against “a lewd, filthy and an indecent question put to the prosecutrix” in a rape case, which, the court said, could not have been allowed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday required its Registrar General to circulate to all the Presiding Officers/Designated Courts dealing with cases of Crime against Women, in the States of Punjab, Haryana and the U.T., Chandigarh, its observations against “a lewd, filthy and an indecent question put to the prosecutrix” in a rape case, which, the court said, could not have been allowed by the trial Court. Justice Arwind Singh Sangwan added that such conduct is in violation of the directions given by the Supreme Court in State of Punjab vs Gurmit Singh (1996), where the top court stipulated that while conducting the cross-examination of victims of sexual assault, the Court should be vigilant that defence counsel should not adopt a strategy of continuing questioning the prosecutrix as to the detail of the rape and the Court should not sit as a silent spectator while the victim of the crime is being cross-examined by the defence and it should effectively control the recording of the evidence to avoid her victimisation. The Single Judge was hearing a set of appeals emerging out of the same judgment of conviction and order of sentence passed by the trial Court in a rape case. The Single Bench pointed out that while conducting cross examination on behalf of the accused, their counsel had put certain questions which, “in opinion of this Court”, could not be asked to a rape victim to prove the innocence of the accused. “One of the questions and its reply reads as under:- ‘Ques. Whether accused Ashraf Mir had sexual intercourse with you in his full satisfaction or not and whether the act of sexual intercourse was complete? Ans. I removed my clothes and whatever a man does with a woman while committing sexual intercourse was completely done by accused Mohd. Ashraf Mir with me'”, extracted Justice Sangwan in his judgment. The Single Bench proceeded to state that “the trial Court should not have allowed such questions to be put to the prosecutrix if the defense counsel could not shatter the testimony of a rape victim”. The High Court observed that the defence was set up so strongly that in the cross examination of the prosecutrix, certain questions were put to her to the extent “Whether while having sexual intercourse with Mohd. Ashraf Mir (A-5), she (PW-1) was able to satisfy him”, which she replied. “One more question was put to her ‘Out of 02 persons, i.e. Mohd. Ashraf Mir (A-5) and one (C-20), who performed sexual intercourse first’. Again, PW-1 (W-1) replied that Mohd. Ashraf Mir (A-5) had sex first”, Justice Sangwan noted. The bench expressed its shock that “Even, a perusal of the subsequent part of the cross examination of the prosecutrix shows that the defence counsel tried to impeach the character of the victim by asking various questions regarding her character to suggest that she had consensual sex with many other persons as she was into flesh trade”. In his judgment, the Single judge quoted the operative part of the judgment in State of Punjab v. Gurmit Singh , which reads as under:- “There has been lately, lot of criticism of the treatment of the victims of sexual assault in the court during their cross-examination. The provisions of Evidence Act regarding relevancy of facts notwithstanding, some defense counsel adopt the strategy of continual questioning of the prosecutrix as to the details of the rape. The victim is required to repeat again and again the details of the rape incident not so much as to bring out the facts on record or to test her credibility but to test her story for inconsistencies with a view to attempt to twist the interpretation of events given by her so as to make them appear inconsistent with her allegations. The Court, therefore, should not sit as a silent spectator while the victim of crime is being cross-examined by the defense. It must effectively control the recording of evidence in the Court. While every latitude should be given to the accused to test the veracity of the prosecutrix and the credibility of her version through cross-examination, the court must also ensure that cross-examination is not made a means of harassment or causing humiliation to the victim of crime. A victim of rape, it must be remembered, has already undergone a traumatic experience and if she is made to repeat again and again, in unfamiliar surroundings, what she had been subjected to, she may be too ashamed and even nervous or confused to speak and her silence or a confused stray sentence may be wrongly interpreted as “discrepancies and contradictions” in her evidence”.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Pattanaphong Khuankaew/iStock(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) — New DNA technology has led to the arrest on Friday of a South Dakota woman who is being charged with murder for allegedly leaving her newborn in a ditch 38 years ago, according to police.On Feb. 28, 1981, a full-term baby boy was found in a blanket in the cold in Sioux Falls, police said. The baby had been born alive, but died from exposure to the elements, a coroner said, according to Sioux Falls police.No suspects or family members were identified, police said. A cemetery interred the baby and give him the name of Andrew John Doe, police said. These pictures were on display during the press conference. The one in black and white is of the scene in 1981 when officers were there after the baby was found. The second is the baby’s grave at St. Michael’s Cemetery. @ksfynews pic.twitter.com/JyjecYwyoY— Vanessa Gomez (@VanessagKSFY) March 8, 2019After nearly four decades on Friday morning, the baby’s mother, 57-year-old Theresa Bentaas, was arrested and accused of leaving the baby alive in the ditch, Sioux Falls police said at a news conference. She was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter, police said.The baby’s father was also interviewed, but not arrested because “it was determined that at that time they were young teenagers and he did not know,” Sioux Falls police Detective Michael Webb said.The cold case first heated up 10 years ago as DNA technology advanced and investigators looked into obtaining DNA from the unidentified baby, Webb said.In 2009 the baby’s body was exhumed and his DNA was put into databases, but over the years there were no matches, Webb said.Then in April 2018, Webb said the arrest of the suspected “Golden State Killer” piqued his interest.The alleged “Golden State Killer,” a serial killer and rapist who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, became the first person to be publicly arrested through genetic genealogy. Genetic genealogy takes an unknown suspect’s DNA from a crime scene and identifies the suspect through his or her family members, who voluntarily submit their DNA to genealogy databases.Since April 2018, genetic genealogy has helped identify more than three dozen suspects, according to CeCe Moore, chief genetic genealogist for Parabon NanoLabs, which has worked on the majority of the cases, including Andrew John Doe.Parabon helped Sioux Falls investigators build a family tree based on the baby’s DNA, and they combed through old birth and marriage announcements to help put the pieces together, Webb said.A possible match was found in February 2019. The suspect, Bentaas, still lived in Sioux Falls and police executed a search warrant to get her DNA, police said. DNA tests then confirmed Bentaas was the baby’s mother, police said.The baby’s father was also still living in Sioux Falls, Webb said.“We did interview them last Wednesday on the anniversary that we believe the baby was put in the ditch, on Feb. 27,” Webb said. “It was confirmed that the baby was theirs.”Bentaas is scheduled to appear in court on March 11. Her public defender declined to comment to ABC News Friday.“It was sheer determination and stubbornness coupled with science and DNA and genealogy that solved this,” Webb said. “All these cold cases and these children, victims of homicides that are being solved nowadays, including the Golden State Killer…just keep pushing, because that new advancement is right around the corner. It’s pretty amazing.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Data in doubt in CRB launch delayOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Concern about the reliability of the data in the Criminal Records Bureaumeans that employers will be unable to run staff checks until the autumn, sayHome Office sources. The launch of the CRB was originally scheduled for July 2001 but has beendelayed, according to Computer Weekly. The postponement will give the Government time to iron out difficulties inthe system, which relies on data from the Police National Computer to check outjob applicants. Earlier this year, a report from the Home Affairs Select Committee foundthat up to two-thirds of PNC data contained errors. Dianah Warman, the CIPD’s adviser on equal opportunities, said, “Thedelay will give employers the chance to get their acts together in terms ofrecruitment procedures, and they will be able to act responsibility.” www.crb.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article
Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Training roundupOn 10 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Thisweek’s training roundupSafetydrive for Pfizer Pharmaceuticalcompany Pfizer is undertaking a risk assessment and driver training programmefor its entire sales fleet. Initially, more than 2,000 company car drivers,including 1,200 high-mileage sales staff, will undertake the specially designedtraining scheme. The programme, designed by Drivetech, includes a CD-Romtraining aid and targeted training solution for drivers deemed to be at risk. www.pfizer.co.ukThirstfor knowledgeDrinksbusiness Diageo has rolled out a new e-learning system for its 25,000employees. It aims to improve the speed and efficiency of training provision inover 180 countries. The TopClass e-learning suite also has mobile capabilitiesso staff can train while on the move. www.wbtsystems.comBuildingon investmentShepherdConstruction has been awarded the Contract Journal 2002 Training Award afterinvesting more than £2,336 in every employee. The firm has spent more than£1.8m on training over the last 18 months. The initiative included newsletters,a company intranet and series of interactive road-shows to encourage staffbuy-in. www.shepherd-construction.co.ukCareeroptions onlineTheNational Training Partnership Group has launched an online database to helpyoung people choose suitable work experience placements. It will be used inschools enabling youngsters to access information on career and work experienceoptions, including virtual visits to companies. The scheme will be furtherdeveloped to provide customised career advice. www.dfes.gov.ukFreightinitiativeTheFreight Transport Association and supply chain firm TDG are working together topromote an industry-based initiative for drivers of commercial vehicles. AllFTA members will have access to a national training programme, the 5 StarDriver Development scheme, which is designed to meet a range of challengesfaced when operating commercial vehicles. www.fta.co.uk
A diagnostic framework is presented, based on the Nakamura effective diffusivity, to investigate the regional variation in eddy diffusivity. Comparison of three different diffusivity calculations enables the effects of locally enhanced tracer diffusion to be distinguished from the streamwise average. It also enables the distinction to be made between locally generated complexity in the tracer structure and that advected into a particular domain. The technique is applied to the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean. The results highlight the important role that the mean flow plays in determining eddy diffusivity. The effective diffusivity is not simply related to the eddy kinetic energy: in regions of a strong mean flow the eddy diffusivity can be suppressed even in the presence of moderately strong eddy activity; conversely, in a region of weak mean flow the eddy diffusivity can be enhanced even in the presence of only weak eddy activity. This casts doubt on the ability of parameterizations based solely on the eddy kinetic energy to adequately characterize the eddy diffusivity in regions of strongly varying mean flow such as the Southern Ocean. The results are, however, consistent with the eddy transport and mixing variability predicted by potential-vorticity-based arguments.
View post tag: Navy Raytheon Company Signs ALFS Systems Contract View post tag: Raytheon Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon Company Signs ALFS Systems Contract View post tag: company View post tag: Signs December 24, 2012 View post tag: Systems Share this article Raytheon Company is being awarded a $158,571,809 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 48 MH-60R Full Rate Production Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems, including associated program management support.The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.This contract was announced by the Department of Defense on Dec. 20, 2012, and was awarded in Raytheon’s fourth quarter.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 24, 2012 View post tag: ALFS Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: contract
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