Almost 90 journalists snatched in mass arrests in Kathmandu, a score injured

first_img Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage to go further Reporters Without Borders condemned mass arrests in Kathmandu of 87 journalists demonstrating on 16 September 2005 for the restoration of press freedom They were held at a police station for more than four hours before being released. Around a score of journalists were hurt when they were clubbed by police.Among those arrested were the chairman of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Bishnu Nishthuri, as well as the chairman of the reporters’ club, Rishi Dhamala. A photographer working for Agence France-Presse, Devendra Man Singh, was left with a head injury.Police said they had moved in to arrest demonstrators after they assembled in a forbidden zone close to Ratna Park. Demonstrations have been banned in the centre of the capital since King Gyanendra seized power on 1st February 2005.A total of more than 140 journalists have been arrested during pro-democracy demonstrations since the start of September 2005. NepalAsia – Pacific Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nepal June 8, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img September 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Almost 90 journalists snatched in mass arrests in Kathmandu, a score injured RSF_en May 17, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News May 29, 2019 Find out more Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Organisation Newslast_img read more

MMJ’s Jim James Covers Prince During Free Outdoor NYC Performance [Watch]

first_imgAfter wowing fans over two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with his band My Morning Jacket, frontman Jim James made his way to New York, NY for a surprise free performance in the SoHo neighborhood, celebrating the opening of a new Cadillac House. The outdoor show focused mostly on James’ material from his 2013 solo release, Regions Of Light And Sound of God, with five songs from that album being played.James also snuck in a couple covers that he’s been playing with MMJ of late, including Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” and Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You.” Thanks to Charles Watson and Jeremy Braunstein, we have videos of the covers and more of the performance!Check out the clips and the full setlist below.Raspberry BeretFade Into YouKnow Till NowCheck out the full setlist below.Edit this setlist | More Jim James setlists[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

Agencies issue statement on BSA due diligence requirements for PEPs

first_imgNCUA, along with the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a joint statement clarifying that Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) due diligence requirements for customers who may be considered “politically exposed persons” (PEPs) should be commensurate with the risks posed by the PEP relationship.The term PEP is commonly used to refer to foreign individuals who are or have been entrusted with a prominent public function, as well as their immediate family members and close associates. By virtue of this public position or relationship, these individuals may present a higher risk that their funds may be the proceeds of corruption or other illicit activity.CUNA’s CompBlog provides analysis on the statement, which clarifies:Like other credit union accounts, accounts held by PEPs are subject to BSA/AML regulatory requirements, including suspicious activity reporting, “customer identification program” (CIP), “customer due diligence” (CDD) and beneficial ownership, as applicable. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Orianna Lifestyle Resort welcomes its first Sandstone Point residents

first_imgP & O Oriana was the first cruise Roly and Glenis Ong went on, it’s name was one of the reasons they decided to buy into Orianna Lifestyle Resort at Sandstone Point.“The Oriana was the first cruise we ever went on and we thought it must be a sign when we saw the advertisement,” Mr Ong said. Orianna Lifestyle Resort at Sandstone Point attracted its first residents purely because of its name.A ROMANTIC cruise on the P & O Oriana in 1975 has led this couple to buy into Orianna Lifestyle Resort at Sandstone Point.Roly and Glenis Ong, the first resident’s of Orianna Lifestyle Resort at Sandstone Point, decided to buy into the community when they saw the resort’s name. The marina that Orianna gets access to for their boat.Despite there only being a few founding households who have moved in at this stage, Ms Ong said the social calendar was already buzzing.“We have the Wednesday Wanderers, a walking group, as well as trivia nights, wine tasting and a Christmas in July function which was held at the Surf Club,” Ms Ong said.Orianna Lifestyle Resorts General Manager, Brett Robinson, said it was exciting to welcome the first residents to their new homes and see the community come to life.He said the slab for Orianna’s Recreation Centre had been poured with construction now well underway.“The Recreation Centre will be the hub for the community to catch up, have a drink at the bar, grab a coffee with friends, or strike up a game of billiards,” Mr Robinson said.“It will also feature twin bowling greens, a resort style pool, private gym, cinema and a workshop”. Orianna Lifestyle Resort Sandstone Point design option.Mr Robinson said by designing the strictly owner-occupier resort with a high level of amenity, Orianna would provide a genuine sense of belonging and community for the residents.The resort has two and three-bedroom homes for the over 50s, starting from $375,000 and some with double lockup garages.“We understand our clients may be downsizing from their family homes — but not from life,” Mr Robinson said.“We are really trying to embrace the small-town feel of a peaceful, coastal community while still providing the amenities and convenience of city living.” Roly and Glenis Ong back in 1975 on their first cruise.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago“We always said we would retire at Bribie Island, and we love being by the water, so the position of Orianna at Sandstone Point was absolutely ideal. It is such a beautiful walk along the Bribie Passage — the water is like glass first thing in the morning.”Orianna Lifestyle Resort is a new over 50s community with 122 homes, resort-style facilities and a communal boat to enjoy the Bribie Passage.The Ong’s, who have lived all around Australia and overseas, said they were looking forward to being in a community of like-minded people and enjoying its hub, the Recreation Centre.last_img read more

Moyes: Rooney could start against Blues

first_img “There’s a mixed market at the moment,” said Moyes. “Nobody’s quite sure where the price is just now. “We’ve had offers for players which we think are quite small. I can see where other clubs might be thinking there’s not enough value for their players as well. “I definitely (have sympathy for Martinez). But I also know if I had been Everton manager and Sir Alex (Ferguson) had come asking for Baines and Fellaini I’d have found it very difficult to keep them. “I always thought the right thing to do was the right thing for players. “Roberto is new in his job and I’m sure he’ll get to understand how Everton work. “I respect Everton greatly and speak with Bill Kenwright most weeks. “Of course taking their players is going to affect them but there is not any disrespect whatsoever because we didn’t make the offer public.” Press Association “Wayne has recovered and has a good chance of starting,” Moyes told reporters. It would be an interesting move by the Red Devils chief bearing in mind opposite number Jose Mourinho has already suggested he will make a third offer for Rooney next week. Rooney has been at the centre of just one of the transfer sagas that have dominated the summer. Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale have been the others, although in the past week neither Newcastle manager Alan Pardew nor Moyes’ Everton successor Roberto Martinez have taken too kindly to their players being the subject of bids either. Pardew accused Arsene Wenger of lacking respect by making a bid for midfielder Yohan Cabaye hours before the Magpies’ 4-0 defeat at Manchester City. And Martinez questioned the timing of Moyes’ £28million joint approach for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, which was made on Friday but only became public knowledge on Monday and drew a withering attack from former Toffees keeper Neville Southall. He accused Moyes of lacking respect for Everton by lodging a bid so far below the accepted value of the pair. However, Moyes insists he remains on good terms with his former chairman Bill Kenwright and that he had never disrespected the Merseyside outfit. Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed Wayne Rooney could start Monday’s eagerly-anticipated Premier League showdown with Chelsea. Rooney completed the final half hour of United’s victory at Swansea last weekend, setting up goals for Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck. And with another week’s training under his belt after shaking off the hamstring and shoulder injuries that prevented him from playing any part in United’s pre-season campaign, and the knock he picked up at the Liberty Stadium, the 27-year-old could feature against the club who have already had two bids for him turned down already. last_img read more

Comparisons aside, Humboldt State women’s basketball ready for Chico State challenge

first_imgArcata >> We love comparisons in sports.So it’s only natural to look at the Humboldt State women’s basketball team’s California Collegiate Athletic Association opener against Chico State and assume the Jacks will be just fine based on a common opponent.A young Chico State team lost by two points to Notre Dame de Namur on Nov. 11. The Jacks dominated and controlled those same Argonauts just four days later in a 13-point win.So based on a recent, common opponent, the Jacks should cruise to a …last_img read more

Clean up continues after massive grain spill in New Carlisle

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Late Sunday night Sam Sutherly got a catastrophic phone call he never wanted.“When I got the phone call I just said, ‘Oh that’s nice.’ I turned to my wife and said, ‘I really don’t want to go.’”The Sutherly family owns Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle where a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million.“The tank gave way and the impact of the corn caused the nearby transformers to explode,” Sutherly said. “Our renters there at the elevator — there is a house on the grounds — said it sounded like a jet airplane was coming in and she looked out and all the corn was laying on the ground. The tank was built in 1968 when the government wanted to do some government storage. It was full. It was 72-feet tall to the edge and then an additional 20 feet tall to the peak of the cone.”The wave of corn washed over the grounds, leveled multiple buildings and buried Route 571. The road had to be closed. Power was lost but restored fairly quickly by Dayton Power and Light.When Sutherly arrived at the scene after that ominous late-night phone call, he was prepared but still surprised at the magnitude of the problem.“I had an idea of what I’d be walking into. I knew it would be catastrophic, but when I got here I was shocked,” Sutherly said on Jan. 23. “We were very fortunate that no one was here working. It couldn’t have happened at a better time. At 11:40 on a Sunday night there was little to no traffic on 571.“You never know when you walk into a situation like that where to start. It is like putting a puzzle together. We just brought some big square straw bales from our farm in to make a retaining wall to keep our feed mill facility cleared. We started with two dump tracks and pay loaders piling corn. We eventually brought in track-hoes and two more dump trucks. We have been trying to run them 24-7 to get the road clear. We’re trying to tuck corn anywhere on our property we can. We are pretty close to getting the road open here soon.”The family got started with the business 23 years ago when the Sutherlys bought the local elevator.“My brother Jim left his Extension job to start at Miami Valley Feed and Grain to learn grain marketing. After college I came back and started running the fertilizer business and trying to expand that. Jim handled nutrition. Then we incorporated my younger sister Molly and my younger cousin David and he runs the grain facility. Molly keeps everything straight and my mother works here part time too. It is a family business,” Sutherly said. “The growth on the grain side has been due to some local closures and co-op mergers. A lot of feed facilities have shut down and we are one of the few feed facilities that still custom mix and we have grown through word of mouth. We try to treat everyone with respect and give them the best service we can.”Sutherly said the response from Feed and Grain employees and the farm community has been incredible following the incident.“My employees are very loyal. They came out to help and one told me that he was either going to lay in bed or cry, so he might as well help. It has been phenomenal the people who have reached out to us,” Sutherly said. “It makes me feel really good. I have friends that work in the co-op system at Heritage and Sunrise, and they might be competitors, but they are great friends and they have reached out to us to offer help. They have been through some problems throughout the years and they have some experts on handling these situations. I think of that commercial with Paul Harvey about ‘When God made a farmer,’ well God made some courageous farmers who are really good people.”There is more good news from the terrible situation.“The corn is salvageable. The salvage company is in here right now. They analyzed it and they say 80% of it is salvageable. The corn in that tank was in excellent condition. It was cooled down and dried appropriately so there was no issue with the corn. That is a good thing,” Sutherly said. “We do carry insurance and have a nice policy and it looks like we will be very well covered. The grain is covered, the facilities are covered and it looks like we’ll be able to rebuild and make our place a little more user friendly. To be honest, it wasn’t a very user-friendly place for semis. There was a lot of backing and turning sharp corners. Our focus is to rebuild and continue to serve our customers. We know they’ll have to be patient to let us get to that point. Obviously it will be a long process to get there.”Sometimes, a catastrophe can be a miracle too. This “before” picture shows the grain tank that collapsed on the right. Photo provided by Laura Sutherly. At Miami Valley Feed and Grain in New Carlisle a grain tank collapsed late on Jan. 21, spilling around 365,000 bushels of corn worth over $1.25 million. Photo by Harold Brentlinger Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Call Photo by Mike Ullery, Staff Photographer, Piqua Daily Calllast_img read more

iPhones Share Data with SwapKit Protocol

first_imgEmanuele Vulcano is making waves with his latest Infinite Labs release. The grad student recently released SwapKit – a new iPhone OS exchange protocol that allows developers to share data between locally installed iPhone apps. dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups SwapKit is a unique protocol in that it allows developers to transcend the walls of the iPhone OS and pluck information from across a local network. In his own Mover application, Vulcano allows iPhone app users to add photos, videos or contacts to Mover’s table. From here you can slide your various forms of media to nearby Mover app users. The result is a Bump-like application interface that allows for easy flow between devices. The Mover app will ship with SwapKit support in its next update. In this case, the application will use SwapKit’s built-in UI to identify the sending and receiving app using a grand total of two lines of code. SwapKit is available as a binary package or you can view the source repository in GitHub. The API documentation is also available on Vulcano’s Infinite Labs site at Below is Erica Sadun’s TUAW demo video of the protocol. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

School-age children development

first_imgDefinitionSchool-age child development describes the expected physical, emotional, and mental abilities of children ages 6 – 12.InformationPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTSchool-age children usually have smooth and strong motor skills. However, their coordination (especially eye-hand), endurance, balance, and physical abilities vary.Fine motor skills may also vary widely. These skills can affect a childs ability to write neatly, dress appropriately, and perform certain chores, such as making beds or doing dishes.There will be big differences in height, weight, and build among children of this age range. It is important to remember that genetic background, as well as nutrition and exercise, may affect a childs growth.A sense of body image begins developing around age 6. Sedentary habits in school-aged children are linked to a risk of obesity and heart disease in adults. Children in this age group should get1 hour of physical activity per day.There can also be a big difference in the age at which children begin to develop secondary sexual characteristics. For girls, secondary sex characteristics include:Breast developmentUnderarm and pubic hair growthFor boys, they include:Growth of underarm, chest, and pubic hairGrowth of testicles and penisSCHOOLBy age 5, most children are ready to start learning in a school setting. The first few years focus on learning the fundamentals.In 3rd grade, the focus becomes more complex. Reading becomes more about the content than identifying letters and words.An ability to pay attention is important for success both at school and at home. A 6-year-old should be able to focus on a task for at least 15 minutes. By age 9, a child should be able to focus attention for about an hour.It is important for the child to learn how to deal with failure or frustration without losing self-esteem. There are many causes of school failure including: learning disabilities such a reading disability, stressors such as bulling and mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. If you suspect any of these causes, talk to your child’s teacher or health care provider.advertisementLANGUAGE DEVELOPMENTEarly school-age children should be able to use simple, but complete sentences that average five to seven words. As the child goes through the elementary school years, grammar and pronunciation become normal. Children use more complex sentences as they grow.Language delays may be due to hearing or intelligence problems. In addition, children who are unable to express themselves well may be more likely to have aggressive behavior or temper tantrums.A 6-year-old child normally can follow a series of three commands in a row. By age 10, most children can follow five commands in a row. Children who have a problem in this area may try to cover it up with backtalk or clowning around. They will rarely ask for help because they are afraid of being teased.BEHAVIORFrequent physical complaints (such as sore throats, tummy aches, arm or leg pain) may simply be due to a childs increased body awareness. Although there is often no physical evidence for such complaints, the complaints should be investigated to rule out possible health conditions, and to assure the child that the parent is concerned about his or her well-being.Peer acceptance becomes more important during the school-age years. Children may take part in certain behaviors to be part of “the group.” Talking about these behaviors with your child will allow the child to feel accepted in the group, without crossing the boundaries of the familys behavior standards.Friendships at this age tend to be mainly with members of the same sex. In fact, younger school-age children often talk about members of the opposite sex as being “strange” or “awful.” Children become less negative about the opposite sex as they get closer to adolescence.Lying, cheating, and stealing are all examples of behaviors that school-age children may “try on” as they learn how to negotiate the expectations and rules placed on them by family, friends, school, and society. Parents should deal with these behaviors privately (so that the childs friends dont tease them). Parents should show forgiveness, and punish in a way that is related to the behavior.It is important for the child to learn how to deal with failure or frustration without losing self-esteem.SAFETYSafety is important for school-age children.School-age children are highly active. They need physical activity and peer approval, and want to try more daring and adventurous behaviors.Children should be taught to play sports in appropriate, safe, supervised areas, with proper equipment and rules. Bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, and other types of recreational sports equipment should fit the child. They should be used only while following traffic and pedestrian rules, and while using safety equipment such as knee, elbow, wrist pads/braces, and helmets. Sports equipment should not be used at night or in extreme weather conditions.Swimming and water safety lessons may help prevent drowning.Safety instruction regarding matches, lighters, barbecues, stoves, and open fires can prevent major burns.Wearing seat belts is the most important way to prevent major injury or death from a motor vehicle accident.PARENTING TIPSadvertisementIf your childs physical development appears to be outside the norm, talk to your health care provider.If language skills appear to be lagging, request a speech and language evaluation.Keep close communication with teachers, other school employees, and parents of your childs friends so you are aware of possible problems.Encourage children to express themselves openly and talk about concerns without fear of punishment.While encouraging children to participate in a variety of social and physical experiences, be careful not to over-schedule free time. Free play or simple, quiet time is important so the child does not always feel pushed to perform.Children today are exposed, through the media and their peers, to many issues dealing with violence, sexuality, and substance abuse. Discuss these issues openly with your children to share concerns or correct misconceptions. You may need to set limits to ensure children will be exposed to certain issues only when they are ready.Encourage children to participate in constructive activities such as sports, clubs, arts, music, and scouts. Staying inactive at this age increases the risk of lifetime obesity. However, it is important not to over-schedule your child. Try to find a balance between family time, school work, free play, and structured activities.School-age children should participate in family chores such as setting the table and cleaning up.Limit screen time (television and other media) to 2 hours a day.ReferencesFeigelman S. Middle childhood. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 11.Review Date:11/9/2012Reviewed By:Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Childrens Hospital. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Its not easy being GG Payette tries to reassure staff as criticism

first_imgOTTAWA – Governor General Julie Payette says the criticism she is facing at the end of her first year in office is a natural course of events and in a memo to her staff she says they shouldn’t let the critics get them down.“As you know, a number of recent news stories and commentaries have portrayed an unfavourable image of our work at the beginning of this mandate,” Payette wrote in an email to all Rideau Hall employees on Sept. 27.“I sincerely regret if this has affected you and it shouldn’t in any way negatively impact the pride you take in your work and in being part of this office. Though not without challenges, the past year has been extraordinary. I am very proud of all we have achieved together to date and it is a privilege to work with such a dedicated and talented group of people.”But some insiders are questioning what exactly Payette thinks she has achieved as she gets set to mark one year on the job on October 2, and their concerns are spilling into the public realm and media.Payette has made some vocal enemies who use words like “disaster” and “outrageous” to describe her style and work as the governor general.Nobody close to Rideau Hall would speak on the record fearing reprisals but the general message is the same — Payette, whose whip smart intellect and headstrong personality suited her well in life as an astronaut, is like a square peg trying to fit into a very round hole as governor general.Their concerns range from her work ethic — she has attended 195 official events in her first year compared to more than 250 for the last two governors general — to her tendency to micromanage her staff.And she is breaking with a tradition that saw governors general visit all provinces and territories in her first year, missing Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Yukon to date.One insider says one of the biggest problems is that she insisted on reviewing all the governor general’s patronages — organizations she endorses and which can cite her role in their promotional materials — but a year into her mandate hasn’t released the new criteria.She isn’t the first to set new criteria. Michaelle Jean introduced new guidelines when she took office. But the length of time it is taking has upset some organizations which have received the governor general’s endorsements for decades.Payette said recently the patronage criteria will be posted soon.Payette’s decision to appoint as her top adviser a close friend with no experience in protocol or the governor general’s operations also ruffled a lot of feathers, and several senior staff have left in the year since Payette was sworn in.Payette did not agree to an interview with The Canadian Press. But in an interview with CPAC last week Payette addressed some of her critics head on, including saying the staff who left did so because they were looking to advance their careers and that she and they are still in touch.There are some who fear Payette is being treated too harshly for making changes to her workplace.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said there is a need to respect traditions but also allow new leaders to bring their own strengths to the role.“I think she’s been working at hard at that,” said McKenna.Barbara Messamore, an associate professor of history at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, said the job of the governor general is “not well suited to introverts” which may be one of Payette’s issues. But she also said the last three governors general kept up “punishing schedules” and Payette should perhaps not be considered a failure because she isn’t keeping up to them.Payette told CPAC she has learned from an early mistake when she spoke at a scientists’ conference and criticized people who don’t believe in climate change or who believe in creationism.“The purpose of my speech wasn’t to criticize but to encourage discussion, foster debate in a democracy, in a knowledge society,” Payette said in French.But Payette says she thought hard about the ensuing backlash after the speech and says she could have chosen her words more carefully.“I made a speech as I had as an astronaut and I’m not an astronaut any longer, I’m governor general,” Payette said. “I represent all Canadians. I’ve learned those lessons.”On Friday, Payette launched a new website, with her stamp on it. It unveils two initiatives she wants to spearhead. The first is called GGActive, to encourage Canadians to become physically active, and the other is called GGDirect, which will be an online program allowing selected groups to interact with Payette directly about topics such as Canada, space and science.last_img read more