Another journalist targeted by demonstrators

first_img to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information In a similar demonstration in the southern business capital of Karachi on 16 September, protesters smashed the windows of several TV station trucks.Pakistan is ranked 151st out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Agence France-Presse photographer Asif Hasan was injured by demonstrators during a protest in Karachi on 21 September against the anti-Islamic video “Innocence of Muslims.”One of his colleagues, Hasan Mansoor, told Reporters Without Borders that Hasan was injured while resisting protesters who were trying to grab his camera.”The demonstrators took Asif’s lens, but he resisted and did not let them get the camera,” Mansoor said. The photographer received injuries to the hand, shoulder and ear. His motorcycle was also taken but he later found it abandoned.__________________21/09/2012: Media targeted during protests, TV driver fatally shotARY News television driver Aamir Liaqat received a fatal gunshot injury to the chest when police opened fire today on demonstrators staging a violent protest outside a cinema in the northern city of Peshawar against the anti-Islamic video “Innocence of Muslims.”Reporters Without Borders offers its heartfelt condolences to Liaqat’s family, friends and colleagues and calls for an independent investigation to determine the exact circumstances of his death, including the role of the police.”It is essential that the relevant authorities give the police clear orders to avoid endangering media workers,” said Reporters Without Borders, which also urged demonstrators not to target the media and journalists who are attend their protests as observers, just to cover the situation.Liaqat was driving an Ary News vehicle when police opened fire on the protesters, who were trying to set fire to the cinema. Three rounds hit the vehicle and one of them struck Liaqat. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.”We clearly asked the police not to fire towards the ARY News truck but the police ignored our request,” one of the TV station’s journalists said.The media were also targeted during similar protests against the US-produced video in other Pakistani cities. A Samaa TV crew was attacked while covering a protest in Karachi and their truck was set on fire.Protesters also targeted a press club located near the US consulate in the eastern city of Lahore and a press club in the southern city of Hyderabad. Ashiq Hussain, a Samaa TV journalist in Hyderabad, said the demonstrators were dissatisfied with the media’s coverage of their protests. He added that the situation in Hyderabad was under control and that the police had stationed themselves near the press club in order to protect it._______________20/09/2012: Liberal daily attacked during protest against anti-Islam videoTwo days after the attack on the Wari Press Club in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, demonstrators protesting against the anti-Islamic video “Innocence of Muslims” yesterday attacked the Daily Times office in the southern city of Karachi.During a strike organized by the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, individuals opened fire outside the newspaper’s office and stormed inside, causing minor damage and no injuries.The newspaper’s management said the protesters had tried to paralyze its activities by intimidating staff.Launched in March 2002, the Daily Times is one of Pakistan’s best-known liberal newspapers and covers such sensitive subjects as the country’s growing extremism and efforts to combat terrorism.___________________18/09/2012: Three journalists injured when protesters ransack and torch press clubA large crowd protesting against a controversial US-produced film ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed yesterday ransacked and set fire to the Press Club in Wari, in the Upper Dir district of the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, injuring three journalists.”We condemn such acts of violence against journalists and the premises they use,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The security forces must have an active presence at demonstrations to ensure that they do not turn violent, and must intervene when people are in danger.”The media freedom organization added: “We are very worried about the ability of journalists to work freely in Pakistan, which offers no safety guarantees for media personnel.”In yesterday’s attack on the Wari Press Club, Jamil Roghani of the Daily Mashriq, Idress of Khyber News TV and Bahadur Khan of the Daily Wahdat were punched and beaten with sticks by protesters, who ransacked the main building, the record office, computers and other equipment and then set fire to four rooms. The police were just 200 metres away at the time but did not intervene. PakistanAsia – Pacific News News Organisation Receive email alerts Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire RSF_en Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder PakistanAsia – Pacific September 24, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist targeted by demonstrators News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Timely warning for teen social networkers

first_imgAdvertisement WITH the boom that has taken over the internet in the form of social networking, teens and unsuspecting users have been issued with a timely warning to watch their backs and their profiles from the peering eyes of sexual predators. A recent study carried out by the University of Washington and the Seattle Childrens Hospital, analysed the content of 500 online social network profiles during a three month summer period in 2007.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The data threw up some astonishing references that almost half of teenagers refer to sex, substance abuse or other risky behaviours on their publicly available profiles.Senior researchers have suggested that such content could attract unwanted attention from sexual predators or jeopardise their future employment prospects. The study took data from the online profiles who were 18 years old and living in the United States and produced some of the following figures;* 54 per cent of the profiles contained references to risky behaviours. * 25 per cent mentioned sexual behaviours.* 44 per cent referred to substance abuse. * One in three spoke about alcohol use * 14 per cent referred to violence.The study went on to report that it found that teenagers, whose profiles indicated religious involvement or had references to active participation in a sport or hobby, were less likely to contain any of the above mentioned information.“Given the popularity of social networking sites among teens and the high prevalence of risk behaviours displayed there, social networking sites can be explored as an innovative way to identify, screen and ultimately intervene with adolescents who display risk behaviour information,” the authors say.In an effort to deliver a convincing message to online users and social networkers, the same researchers created a MySpace profile with the user name “Dr Meg”, in which they outlined their medical credentials and research interests.Some 190 MySpace profiles of teenagers that contained three or more references to sexual behaviours or substance abuse responded. “Dr Meg” randomly sent a single email from their site to half of the profile owners, advising them their profile contained risky information.Prior to the email, sexual content was found on 54 per cent of the online profiles and 85 per cent mentioned substance abuse. Reviewing the same profiles some three months later found that 42 per cent of the profile owners had made protective changes to their profile. References to sex disappeared completely in 15 per cent of the teenage profiles.“Our study illustrates that developing online interventions to reduce online risk behaviours is feasible, low-intensity and low- cost,” the authors conclude.The authors, in a final note ,suggest that ; “Content on social networking profiles may increase one’s likelihood of being harassed or targeted with unwanted sexual solicitation and it may negatively affect one’s future professional opportunities”. Twitter NewsLocal NewsTimely warning for teen social networkersBy admin – January 13, 2009 578 Email Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin Print Previous articleTraining centre on way to MoyrossNext articleLaugh Off the January Blues adminlast_img read more

Time bomb?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Time bomb?On 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Trade union Amcus has challenged the validity of the Government’s workingtime laws.  Do they follow the spirit ofthe European legislation – and are they up to the job of protecting workers?Caroline WatersDirector of employment policy, BTHealth and safety was certainly at the heart of the directive and there aresome issues there. It is not from the point of view of things such as workingwith machinery, because those areas are adequately covered by otherlegislation. The real concern was curbing the trend in office workers’ timewhich, particularly in the 1980s, was beginning to go through the ceiling. The opt-out clause doesn’t really go against the spirit of the directive ifit is used sensibly. At BT we use some opt -outs, but only in exceptionalcircumstances for operational need. In most industries there is a point whereit is critical that service continues – the 999 service being a prime example –so you need to reconcile a need in terms of service provision with the rightsof the individual worker. That is best left to sensible implementation by theemployer with the worker. One problem I have with the directive is that it is quite restrictive. AtBT, we’re trying to offer people flexibility and more choice in how they work –to give them control and the opportunity to balance their working life withtheir personal life. That is a clear move away from telling people they canonly work a certain number of hours between certain times. A lot of our staff want to work longer hours over fixed periods so they can‘time bank’ and have that time off later. We also operate a Freedom to Work scheme, where thousands of BT employeesnow work on an output basis. The line manager and the individual agree on whatneeds to be delivered, when it should be delivered and to what quality and itis then up to the individual to decide when and where they will work. As aresult, we have people working all sorts of hours, because that’s what suitsthem. We’re not comfortable with anything that is prescriptive because one of thebiggest messages we get back from our people is that stress is created by nothaving control. Giving that control has resulted in huge productivityincreases, as well as increases in customer and employee satisfaction. The Working Time Directive has its place, but there is also a place forgrowing good practice in terms of work-life balance within organisations andthe freedom that can offer employees. Bernard Kingsley Employee relations manager, Manpower The derogation from the Working Time Directive to allow individual workersto opt out of the maximum 48-hour working week will be reviewed towards the endof 2003. Although some member states rigidly apply this limit, the UK has adopted amore flexible approach that reflects the labour market here and recognises thatsome individuals have the right to choose to enhance their earnings by workingmore hours. From a health and safety viewpoint, there are some occupations for whichworking hours need to be more tightly controlled, but a blanket approach maynot give enough weight to personal choice and would be extremely difficult toeffectively and fairly police. Henry Stewart Chief executive, Happy Computers I would support a strict interpretation of the directive. Why does Britainhave this American obsession with working long hours? My fundamental belief isif you are working long hours, you are probably not working effectively.Working long hours is not good for customer service, not good for productivityand not good for the lives of our employees. We have to work out why it is we have such long hours, yet still have alower standard of living than people on the Continent. Something is wrong and I would more willingly take the advice of ourEuropean colleagues, than the advice of those businesses looking for longerhours. Marcia Roberts Director of external relations, Recruitment and Employment ConfederationIt is important to look at industries where the opt-out might be a problemand see if it does actually compromise any health and safety issues. I’m notaware of any detrimental effects since the directive was implemented or theopt-outs negotiated. Any increase in rights is a balancing act, because there is always a costwhich may not be a financial one – it could be to do with productivity, orinward investment for instance. I think it comes back to the balance of whether this is a voluntary opt-outor whether it is forced on people. The REC firmly supports the former but notthe latter. Clive Girling Managing director, logistics consultancy, Isotrack In the transport industry there is a pull in both directions. Drivers arealready restricted in the hours they work so it makes sense from a health andsafety perspective to extend this. However, the industry is already under hugepressure – fleet owners and hauliers are on a 2 or 3 per cent margin if they’relucky. With 43 per cent of drivers currently working more than the directive wouldallow, you would need to employ 20 per cent more people to do the same amountof work to comply. We’d all like to work less and have safer roads, but we have to remain inbusiness. Given this, changes to the directive would be bad for the industryand for UK businesses. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Mr. Gerald Lee “Jerry” Gray

first_imgMr. Gerald Lee “Jerry” Gray, age 58, of Bennington, Indiana, entered this life on September 21, 1961 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late Thomas E. and Patricia Gail (Daniels) Gray. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and received his Graduate Equivalence Degree from the State of Florida. Jerry was united in marriage to Tammy Lynn Arbogast on March 7, 2006 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jerry and Tammy shared over 14 years of marriage together until his death. Jerry worked in construction for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing and building his daughters race car, dirt track racing and spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry passed away at 12:52 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2020, near his residence from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.Jerry will be missed by his wife, Tammy Lynn (Arbogast) Gray of Bennington, IN; his daughters, Elizabeth Jackson and her husband, James of Deltona, FL and Patricia Clark and her husband, Casey Clark of Cocoa, FL; his step-daughters, Brandy Strand of North Vernon, IN and Amber Wood and her husband, Wesley of Pueblo, CO; his grandchildren, Kyle, Matthew, Christopher, Nolan, Lillian, Maverick and Caden; his brothers, Tim Gray and his wife, Ann of Cocoa, FL, Tom Gray of Cincinnati, OH, Tony Gray of Cincinnati, OH, Terry Gray and his wife, Tina of Osgood, IN and Sam Gray and his wife, Jennifer of Punta Gorda, FL and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas E. and Patricia Gail (Daniels) Gray and his sister, Sue Ostholthoff.A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Cricket News Stephen Fleming steps down as head coach; David Hussey to take over

first_img“We are all still disappointed by last season’s final result; but I am sure under David’s tutelage, we will take the necessary leanings and move pretty quickly to commencing our BBL|09 campaign.”Melbourne Stars CEO, Clint Cooper was on the same page as Stars President, Eddie McGuire, He said, “The entire club is very excited to have David back and at the helm and I am sure that our members and fans will be thrilled by this appointment.”We expect great things from David, who will no doubt continue to evolve the team and build upon the foundations led by Stephen, but importantly he brings his own personality and hard edge to the role,” added Cooper. New Delhi: The former Australian middle-order and Melbourne Stars sensation David Hussey is all set to replace Stephen Fleming as the head coach of Melbourne Stars. After Fleming called it a day, Hussey has signed a two-year deal with the franchise, and as a result, will have to immediately stand down from the Cricket Victoria Board – a position he held since 2018.”I am really honored and incredibly excited by the opportunity to lead the Stars,” said a jubilant Hussey on the appointment on Wednesday (May 22). “Stephen has done some remarkable things with this team over the period and I’ll be looking to capitalise on this while bringing in some strategy and style of my own.”The BBL Final loss still burns inside me, so I can only imagine how the current players must feel with last season’s loss. From my perspective, to make the final from last position in BBL|07 was a Herculean effort which provides a tremendous platform and enthusiasm for season ahead. I know we have the talent but more importantly we all have the unwavering desire to win the Club’s first title,” Hussey added David Hussey has been appointed as the head coach of Melbourne Stars. The eighth edition of the Big Bash League set to start in a few months time. Australia will play its first game against Afghanistan. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

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Breaking: Body of fisherman recovered at Killybegs Harbour

first_imgA fisherman whose body was recovered from the shoreline at Killybegs in Co Donegal today was originally from Co Cork.The man, who was in his 50s, was an engineer on a Cork-based boat which had docked in the fishing port.The man’s body was recovered at 2pm, a short time after he had been reported missing. The Harbour Office in Killybegs were alerted to the missing man and they contacted the Killybegs Coastguard and the Gardai.Gardai and the coastguard recovered the man’s body on the shoreline in the Benroe area.The man’s remains were removed to the Mortuary at Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem is due to take place tomorrow.A Garda spokesman said the scene has been preserved for a technical examination. The man’s name has not yet been released until all his relatives have been informed.A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death has been launched.However, sources say the death is being treated as a tragic accident.Breaking: Body of fisherman recovered at Killybegs Harbour was last modified: March 15th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bodydonegalfishermanKillybegslast_img read more

Latest: QPR 0 Bournemouth 0

first_imgCharlie Austin had QPR’s only chance of note during a lacklustre first 20 minutes at Loftus Road.Austin had a header comfortably pushed to safety by ex-Rangers keeper Lee Camp shortly after Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie fired over from long range.Keen for his team to bounce back from Saturday’s surprise defeat at Doncaster, former Bournemouth man Harry Redknapp made major changes.The Rangers boss switched to a 4-4-2 formation, with Andy Johnson up front and on-loan Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll in the starting line-up following his recovery from an ankle injury.The fit-again Junior Hoilett was also given a starting place, with Niko Kranjcar, Matt Phillips and Jermaine Jenas dropping to the bench.QPR (4-4-2): Green; Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto; Carroll, Barton, O’Neil, Hoilett, Johnson, Austin.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Phillips, Jenas, Kranjcar, Henry, Young.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

College of the Redwoods men lose, women win against Lassen College

first_imgEureka >> The College of the Redwoods men’s and women’s basketball teams earned a split against Lassen College on Monday at Coach Tregs Court.The CR women, led by sophomore guard Anna Nelson’s 20 points, earned their first Golden Valley Conference victory of the season while the Corsairs men lost their third-straight game as the Cougars pulled away in the second half.The games were make-up contests that were originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, Jan. 21 but due to poor weather and …last_img read more

Six million using Mzansi accounts

first_img“This shows our recognition that financial development is a key ingredient for economic development,” he said. “A society with an undeveloped financial system is bound to experience a slower pace of growth in the real sectors of the economy.” Since its inception in 2004, over six million South Africans have opened Mzansi bank accounts which provide previously un-banked clients easy access to banking services countrywide. While the Mzansi account initially had a limited functionality, the account has since been enhanced to include stop order and debit order facilities, and Nene called for more innovative products and services to be provided to low-income earners. “We acknowledged that South Africa as a country does not have a savings culture,” he said. “Initiatives such as the Mzansi account therefore serve as a crucial building platform from which a culture of saving can be launched.” “This vindicates our position that historically disadvantaged members of our population can be harnessed into a potentially viable market.” 2 April 2009 Other countries that have put in place policy interventions to involve all citizens in banking include India, the United States and France where it is statutory for every adult to have a bank account. Zambia also embarked on a drive to effect cash transfers to beneficiaries of social security grants through mobile bank branches. Close to half of the South African adult population did not have access to a basic banking account, and he added that South Africans did not have a savings culture. “The number of accounts opened has surpassed six million since the launch of the Mzansi initiative,” said Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said in Pretoria on Tuesday. The service was established following a recommendation by the Financial Services Charter (FSC) and is supported by the country’s four largest banks and the Post Office. Nene pointed out that this lack of access to financial services led to various informal means of transacting, which were not only inconvenient, but also posed many risks. Banking for all Lack of access Nene said that before the introduction of the FSC initiative, South Africa’s financial system did not provide financial services to disadvantaged people, and the financial inclusion presented by Mzansi accounts made a much needed contribution towards the economic development of the country. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more