Chams Plc 2015 Annual Report

first_imgChams Plc (CHAMS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileChams Plc provides enterprise technology solutions for identity management and transaction payments to the public and private sectors in Nigeria. The company builds robust, secure and adaptable platforms to facilitate identity management, identity transactions and verification systems. Established in 1985, Chams Plc has executed identification and verification projects for major institutions including INEC, NCC, NHIS, PeNCOM, ICAN, Customs, Nigeria Air Force, NAHCO, Head of Service of the Federation as well as government departments and private education institutions. The company has also handled identity management and transaction payments for the governing bodies of the states of Osun, Anambra, Ogun, Adamawa, Benue and Oyo. Chams Plc handled the execution and deployment of identity management solutions for the Bank Verification Project which was a multi-million dollar initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Banker’s Committee. It was the first banking industry biometrics identity matching solution in the global financial markets. Chams Plc is the front end partner to the national Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). Other notable accolades include pioneering Nigeria’s first payment card scheme, Valucard; and is the first homegrown company in Nigeria to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records for setting up the mega ChamsCity Digital Mall. Chams Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Archbishop of Perth retires early after safeguarding failings

first_img People By Gavin DrakePosted Dec 16, 2016 Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Perth Roger Herft is to take early retirement, he said Dec. 15. The announcement comes two months after he voluntarily stood aside from his duties after admitting that he failed to act on repeated reports that some priests in his former diocese of Newcastle, in the Anglican Church of Australia, were sexually abusing children. Roger told his diocesan council that he would continue to take accrued leave until he retires on July  7, 2017, a year ahead of schedule.Full article. Archbishop of Perth retires early after safeguarding failings Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img12/1/2019 3:37 amVEHICLE1400 BLOCK WELCH RIDGE TER  12/1/2019 11:34 amVEHICLE1400 BLOCK VILLA HILL CT  12/4/2019 1:04 pmVEHICLE600 BLOCK SWALLOW CT  12/1/2019 2:23 amVEHICLE2200 BLOCK LAKE MARION DR  12/1/2019 1:09 pmVEHICLE2100 BLOCK LAKE MARION DR  12/1/2019 2:41 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK SHIRLEY DR  12/6/2019 7:22 amVEHICLE800 BLOCK ALABAMA AVE  12/1/2019 12:37 amVEHICLE1400 BLOCK VILLA HILL CT  12/4/2019 2:00 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK PLYMOUTH ROCK PL  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 12/1/2019 1:19 pmVEHICLE800 BLOCK WOODCRAFT DR  12/1/2019 1:40 pmVEHICLE2200 BLOCK LAKE MARION DR  12/1/2019 10:48 amVEHICLE1300 BLOCK WELCH RIDGE TER  DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION 12/1/2019 2:40 amVEHICLE2000 BLOCK LAKE TODD CT  12/2/2019 8:54 amVEHICLE1200 BLOCK NORTH FAIRWAY DR  12/4/2019 1:44 amVEHICLE400 BLOCK SPREADING OAK CIR  Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear 12/1/2019 10:09 amVEHICLE1200 BLOCK WELCH RIDGE TER  12/1/2019 7:15 amVEHICLE1000 BLOCK ERROL PKWY center_img Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: Week Ending December 7thThe Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending December 7th shows 30 burglaries reported in Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:1 – Business2 – Residential27 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: 12/1/2019 9:44 amVEHICLE1600 BLOCK LAKE MARION DR  12/4/2019 9:11 amBUSINESS200 BLOCK W 4TH ST  12/1/2019 3:48 amVEHICLE600 BLOCK MAYA SUSAN LOOP  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 12/1/2019 3:40 amVEHICLE1300 BLOCK WELCH RIDGE TER  12/1/2019 10:35 amVEHICLE1600 BLOCK LAKE MARION DR  Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleHoliday Challenge: Maintain, don’t gain weightNext articleMonthly rainfall update shows typically dry November Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 12/5/2019 7:59 pmRESIDENCE50 BLOCK W 4TH ST  12/1/2019 11:47 amVEHICLE1700 BLOCK LAKE MARION DR  12/4/2019 2:05 amVEHICLE500 BLOCK MAINELINE BLVD  12/1/2019 7:31 amVEHICLE500 BLOCK SHIRLEY DR  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 12/2/2019 7:46 amVEHICLE600 BLOCK COOPER INDUSTRIAL PKWY  Please enter your name here 12/2/2019 9:07 amVEHICLE500 BLOCK MONICA ROSE DR  12/2/2019 9:43 pmVEHICLE600 BLOCK NICOLE MARIE ST  12/2/2019 10:12 amRESIDENCE1800 BLOCK OLIVIA CIR last_img read more

Adidas supports Marathon runners online

Adidas supports Marathon runners online Spots company Adidas is communicating with 18,000 entrants to this years London Marathon via the Web. Subscribed runners receive weekly personalised training updates together with other advice and information.The site does not take advertising, but is clearly a potential partner for those charities involved in fundraising via the London Marathon.Adidas also sponsors the Barcelona, Paris and Berlin Marathons. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 February 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Letter asks presidential candidates to pledge to advance press freedom

first_img 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 furthercenter_img 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 freedomlast_img read more

Author Philip Yancey to Launch The Mosaic Course at Lake Avenue Church

first_imgFaith & 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 center_img 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.last_img read more

Pearse Doherty outlines Sinn Fein recovery plan

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – February 6, 2011 WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMan dies in Derry road crashNext articleEfforts continue to persuade Larkin to run in General Election News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Google+ Newsx Advertscenter_img Pearse Doherty outlines Sinn Fein recovery plan Sinn Fein says it would restructure Ireland’s banking debt  in a bid to make the country’s deficit problems more sustainable.The party hit out at what it called the ‘corrupt elite’ in society, blaming cronyism for the collapse of the economy.It says it will endeavour to ensure that taxpayers are no longer taking the hit for senior bankers and bondholders who are responsible for the recession.Speaking at the party’s manifesto launch in Dublin this afternoon, Economic Spokesperson for Sinn Fein Pearse Doherty said it separate Ireland’s banking debt from its sovereign debt:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/16pear.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Lewd, Filthy, Indecent Questions To Prosecutrix In Sexual Assault Cases To Not Be Allowed By Trial Courts: P & H HC Directs Courts [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews 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 Storylast_img read more

DNA leads to arrest of woman who allegedly left baby in a ditch to die 38 years ago: Police

first_imgPattanaphong 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.last_img read more

Data in doubt in CRB launch delay

first_imgData 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 Articlelast_img read more