News November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation Photo: Getty Images ChileAmericas September 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mounting abuses and violence against journalists amid continuing student protests News Follow the news on Chile News to go further ChileAmericas RSF_en News July 6, 2020 Find out more As a four-month-old wave of student protests continues with no sign of letting up, Reporters Without Borders is worried by the increasingly frequent expressions of hostility towards journalists accompanying the demonstrations. The anniversary of the 1973 military coup on 11 September saw a surge in violence.Concerned about the explosive social climate, the press freedom organization urges the security forces to ensure control within their ranks and calls on the protesters to refrain from dangerous excesses.“Arbitrary arrests and targeted physical attacks against journalists had been rare during the demonstrations until the last three weeks,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The student movement, which shares the entire society’s criticism of the prevailing media model, continues to display unity and determination although the security forces are cracking down hard on their protests.“The Chilean spring could get darker as it goes on, especially for the journalists, who are exposed both to the abuses of the carabinero police and the readiness of the most radical demonstrators to do battle. This situation requires vigilance from all parties to this conflict, who must not jeopardize the right to report the news. We call for immediate investigations into the most serious abuses that have already occurred.”One of most noteworthy episodes has been the detention of Raúl Flores, the editor of the online magazine Dilemas, for six hours on 8 September in Santiago. He was following a march by secondary school students when he was arrested by a group of carabineros although he had previously explained that he was a journalist and had shown them his press accreditation. They erased all of his photos and sound recordings.Omar Iturrieta, a correspondent of Australia’s Hispanoamerican Newspaper, and Cristobal Saavedra, a photographer who works for Reuters, were physically attacked in the capital during a general strike on 25 August. Although Iturrieta’s accreditation was visible, a carabinero hit him with his baton during a demonstration outside the education ministry. Saavadra was hit with a baton while covering the arrest of a group of students.Carabineros also stormed Señal 3, a community TV station in La Victoria, south of the capital, on 25 August, attacking five employees and smashing some of its equipment. Security forces threatened to “open fire” on freelance photographer Ivan Alvarado on 1 September because of his presence at the occupation of the education ministry by a group of students. The same day, Reuters photographer Rodrigo Garrido’s equipment was damaged as he witnessed the arrests of several students and the attempted arrest of a fellow journalist outside the parliament building in Valparaiso.Two Argentine journalists were attacked during events marking the 1973 coup on 11 September. After being hit by masked men, Mario Giordano of Canal 7 was taken to hospital, where doctors ordered him to stop working for two days. The assailants destroyed some of the equipment of his cameraman, Marcos Novo, who sustained a hand injury.There is an ongoing controversy about an attack by radical students on the Communist Party’s headquarters on 13 September, during which Ronnie Fuentes, an Internet journalist and head of the Web TV The Clinic Online, and his assistant, José Mañodes, were violently attacked and robbed of their video material.The violence against the journalists was blamed on members of the Communist Party, while the party itself blamed “fascists disguised as leftists.” If, as the journalists claim, party members did steal their material, the party’s leadership should insist that they return it. Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world November 26, 2019 Find out more
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Newsx Adverts Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – April 7, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+ Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleLetterkenny man is new president of the Union of Students in IrelandNext articleMan being questioned over Andrew Allen murder News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest The HSE is monitoring the Nazarath Nursing home in Fahan after the death of another elderly patient.It’s not believed the death is linked to the current flu outbreak that killed six other elderly people at the same home in Buncrana.Influenza A was responsible for the deaths of the three women and three men, all aged in their 80s and 90s.It’s yet to be confirmed what caused the death of the seventh patient. HSE rule out flu in latest death at Nazareth House Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
News UpdatesTRAI Guidelines On Registration Of Commercial Communication Impractical And Arbitrary: Plea In Delhi HC Karan Tripathi10 Aug 2020 5:55 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved by the Venets Media Pvt Ltd, an intermediary telemarketer, challenging the validity of the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations (TCCCPR), 2018, issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Today, the Petitioner informed the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan that the said guidelines have…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?LoginA plea has been moved by the Venets Media Pvt Ltd, an intermediary telemarketer, challenging the validity of the Telecom Commercial Communication Customer Preference Regulations (TCCCPR), 2018, issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Today, the Petitioner informed the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan that the said guidelines have laid down procedures which are arbitrary and are impractical to implement. The Petitioner argued that the said Regulations do not distinguish between Unsolicited Commercial Calls (UCCs) and Transactional Information Messages (TIMs) sent by banks, airlines, etc to inform the customers about bookings, transactions and OTPs. ‘80% of the SMSs that are sent to people are in the form of TIMs. Only 20% of such messages constitute the UCCs’, the Petitioner. The Petitioner is also aggrieved by the requirement of uploading the consent of each and every user on the ‘Distributed Ledger Technology’ (DLT) platforms of the telecoms as a condition precedent to sharing their data with telecom operators. ‘It is highly impractical to expect banks and airlines to take individual consent of millions of users. This condition is impractical and onerous’, the Petitioner argued. Another grievance raised by the Petitioner is regarding the requirement of sharing ‘content templates’ of commercial communications with TRAI for prior approval. It is argued by the Petitioner that principal entities providing specialised services can’t be expected to provide prior templates of customer specific information. Moreover, the Petitioner argued, it will expose sensitive personal data of the customers to telecom operators which clearly violates their Right to Privacy. TRAI opposed the said by arguing that the Petitioner, who is an intermediary, has no locus to argue on behalf of principal entities such as banks and that too without making them a party to this case. ‘Petitioners didn’t even participate in the consultation process’, TRAI submitted. It was further argued by TRAI that principal entities are rather asking for stringent implementation of the said guidelines in order to curb phishing and online frauds. At this stage, the Petitioner sought more time to move an amendment application before the court. The same was granted. 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
Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews The Junior Minister with responsibility for insurance says if there isn’t a focus on reducing awards in the courts, more insurance companies will leave the market.Minister Michael D’arcy was responding to Deputy Pearse Doherty, who expressed concern that a number of festivals and leisure business cannot get insurance.The judiciary is being asked to agree new guidelines to reduce awards and costs, but Deputy Doherty told the Dail that awards are already coming down.He said the government must stand up to the insurance companies……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/insurance1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleSuperintendents call for access to documents underpinning Garda changeNext articleGardai and PSNI conduct joint traffic operation News Highland By News Highland – September 26, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Google+ Doherty and Minister clash over insurance costs WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2
Indianapolis – Indiana ranked first in the Midwest and fifth in the nation for doing business by Chief Executive magazine, advancing one spot from No. 6 overall just last year.The magazine’s “Best & Worst States For Business” ranking is based on surveys of more than 500 CEOs. According to Chief Executive, the results of the 12th annual survey show that CEOs favor states with friendly tax and regulatory climates, quality workforces and strong living environments, which includes cost of living, education and state and local attitudes towards business.“Indiana is a state that works for business because of our world-class economic climate and talented, dedicated workforce,” said Governor Mike Pence. “This ranking confirms what we in the Hoosier state already know to be true – that Indiana holds the line on spending, maintains strong reserves and keeps the cost of doing business affordable through record tax cuts.”As highlighted by Chief Executive, Indiana’s tax and regulatory policy ranks in the top 10 in the nation while the state’s workforce quality ranks in the top five. Indiana’s corporate tax rate fell by a half percentage point for the fourth straight year, from seven percent to 6.5 percent. It will reach 4.9 percent by 2021. The ranking also recognizes Indiana’s status as a right-to-work state.Indiana’s ranking makes it the only Midwestern state in the publication’s top five. Among neighboring states, Ohio ranked No. 10, Kentucky ranked No. 24, Michigan ranked No. 40 and Illinois ranked No. 48.The Chief Executive ranking comes on the heels of recent economic success stories in Indiana. Just last week Salesforce, a top 10 software company, announced plans to significantly expand its regional headquarters in Indianapolis, investing $40 million and creating up to 800 new jobs. At full employment, the expansion is expected to generate up to $122.7 million annually toward Indiana’s GDP and will provide $60.1 million in tax revenue to the state and local community over the next 20 years, according to calculations by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.Chief Executive magazine is a bi-monthly publication for top management executives published by the Chief Executive Group LLC. Founded in 1977, the Chief Executive Group LLC is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. The full survey results are available online.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Previous articleState of Michigan: Most permits to openly burn yard debris suspendedNext articleBeware of fraudsters trying to steal economic impact payments Carl Stutsman Facebook Pinterest Martin’s Super Market frontline staff to receive extra pay in April CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews WhatsApp By Carl Stutsman – April 6, 2020 0 213 Pinterest (Photo supplied/Martin’s Super Markets) Martin’s Super Markets part-time and full-time hourly frontline associates will receive an additional $2 per hour for all hours worked between April 5 and 25.This frontline bonus pay is in addition to an associate appreciation bonus for all hourly frontline associates, which provided each associate with an additional $25 bonus each week between March 1 and April 25.Martin’s owner, SpartanNash, has also enhanced its associate discount in its company-owned retail stores to 20 percent off during the same timeframe.The company has also recently invested in personal protective equipment, sneeze guards, increased safety and sanitation measures and additional staffing. Twitter Google+ Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp
To biophysicist Aravinthan Samuel, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans provides a pathway to understanding the brain and nervous system, first of the worm, then of higher animals, and even, perhaps, of humans.But to Samuel, working on anesthetized or immobilized worms can only tell you so much about how the brain and nervous system work. To truly understand the system, researchers need to see it in action.So Samuel and researchers in his lab set to work designing equipment that could measure nerve activity in living, wiggling worms. They first succeeded three or four years ago, becoming the first to record neural activity in freely moving worms. Then, last year, they topped that, using pulses of green and blue light on worms that had been genetically modified so that their nerves contained light-activated proteins. This allowed researchers to exert control over the worms by aiming pulses of light at specific nerves.To do this, they had to design some sophisticated equipment: a tracking microscope to follow the worms’ movements and image-processing software to estimate the location of individual neurons and control a mirror to direct light to the target nerve cells.The system worked spectacularly. Researchers were able to simulate a touch that caused the worms to recoil by shining a light at a nerve near the worms’ front. They were able to goose the worms into action by shining a light at a nerve toward their back end. They were able to steer a worm left and right and even get it to lay an egg, all without a single physical touch.At the time, Samuel described the method as perhaps his lab’s “greatest invention” and said it would provide a new tool in the arsenal of researchers seeking to understand the nervous system.Today, Samuel and members of his lab are moving ahead with their work on the roundworm. Samuel, a physics professor who uses the tools of that field to explore important biological questions, said he chose to work on C. elegans, a millimeter-long roundworm often used in laboratory research, for several reasons. It is transparent, so researchers can see what’s going on inside it, and it’s so simple that researchers have all of its 302 neurons mapped out. That means researchers seeking a beachhead from which to explore the complex workings of the nervous system can look for basic principles in C. elegans that would also apply to more complex creatures.After years working on C. elegans, Samuel’s laboratory is tackling increasing complexity. A few years ago, the researchers began working on larva of the fruit fly Drosophila. While Drosophila is another commonly studied laboratory animal — favored for genetics research because of its short life span — it is usually studied in its adult fly form. Its wormlike larva, which Samuel said has a nervous system an order of magnitude more complex than C. elegans, is not as widely studied. One project, if successful, will yield a complete map of the nerves involved in the larvae’s sensitivity to light and heat.Although he has been on Harvard’s faculty since 2003, Samuel has been at the University far longer, for 23 years. After growing up in Sidney, New York with an interest in mathematics and physics, Samuel came to Harvard as an undergraduate. While looking for laboratories where he could conduct biological or physics research, he visited the lab of Howard Berg, a biophysicist who studies movement in bacteria. Samuel found a home there, conducting both undergraduate and graduate studies under Berg.“Everything he touched seemed to work. He roamed and read widely. At one point he was learning Japanese … and reading James Joyce,” Berg said. “We are lucky to have him here. He is working at the interface of physics and biology and needs the support of both communities.”Samuel said he was attracted to Berg’s lab — and biophysics generally — because so many fundamental biological questions remain unanswered that he felt there were ample opportunities to conduct basic research.“You can do fundamental work quickly. That’s not so easy to do in physics,” Samuel said.Samuel received his doctorate in biophysics in 1999, spent four years doing postdoctoral research at Harvard, and then became an assistant professor of physics in 2003. He became an associate professor in 2007 and professor of physics in 2010.Over his career, Samuel has come to understand what he calls the “inefficiencies” in science, the research down blind alleys that can consume a lot of effort but yield no results. As the leader of his own lab, Samuel said he tries to touch base with each lab member daily instead of waiting for lab meetings, to head off forays down paths that won’t prove fruitful.“I try to make sure everyone is working on solvable problems,” Samuel said.
With the emphasis on communal living across residence halls, she said the solitude was refreshing. “My favorite part was the privacy,” she said. “It’s hard to find privacy on this campus.” “Each attendee will be paired with a spiritual director, a person experienced in ministry and trained to assist you in your personal relationship with God,” the website stated. “You will meet once a day with your spiritual director who can help you get the most out of your prayer time during the week.” The retreats differ from the Freshman Retreat and Notre Dame Encounter with their focus on individual contemplation as opposed to group discussion and prayer. Given how involved students are between academics, athletics, extracurricular activities and football season festivities, Green said it was a much-welcomed escape from the fast-paced campus life. Sophomore Leila Green, one of the retreat participants, said the experience fulfilled the goals she set out with when applying for the retreat. (Editor’s Note: Green is a columnist for The Observer.) “No phones, Internet or talking,” she said. “The silence helped with lessening distractions and being able to hear God more clearly.” While much of campus was wrapped up in game day excitement this weekend, a small group of students took a step out of their daily routine and participated in the Silent Retreat sponsored by Campus Ministry. “I went on the retreat to give myself a break from stress, and for spiritual reasons,” she said. “I gained more peace and a deeper relationship with God.” The retreat, held from Friday to Sunday in the Moreau Seminary, was intended to help participants develop their relationship with God in the context of quiet prayer and contemplation with the assistance of a “spiritual director,” according to the retreat’s Campus Ministry website. The retreat is the first of three silent retreats planned for the year. A second, five-day retreat will take place in January, with the third and final weekend retreat occurring in late February.
Gary N. Knoppers, the John A. O’Brien professor of theology, died at 62 from pancreatic cancer on Dec. 22, the University announced in a news release Thursday.Knoppers was a scholar of biblical studies and researched ancient Hebrew and Near Eastern history and law, the release said.“[Knoppers was] esteemed as a scholar and teacher,” theology department chair Timothy Matovina said in the release. “But I think he will be missed most for his gentle and congenial humanity that helped make our department and the wider University a community of learning, compassion, and faith.“Knoppers studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Calvin College. He later earned his master of divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his master’s and doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University.Knoppers joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2014 after teaching at Penn State University for 25 years. He also taught at Harvard University and the Andover-Newton Theological Seminary.“[Knoppers] was internationally recognized as a leading figure in the interpretation of the books of Kings and Chronicles in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. He had a similar reputation for the study of the origins of the Samaritan people and their religion,” theology professor Gary A. Anderson said in the release. “He also was revered as a teacher — he was very learned and compassionate toward his students. I can’t imagine someone not liking Gary.”In 2014, Knoppers was awarded the R.B.Y. Scott Award for Outstanding Book in Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies for “Jews and Samaritans: The Origins and History of Their Early Relations,” the release said. He also won the R.B.Y. Scott Award for Outstanding Book in Old Testament Studies for his work for the Anchor Yale Bible series in 2005.Knoppers previously served as president of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies and president of the Biblical Colloquium. He also held seats on the editorial boards of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Studia Samaritana, Vetus Testamentum, the Internationaler Exegetischer Kommentar zum Alten Testament and the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research.Knoppers is survived by his wife, Laura L. Knoppers, a Notre Dame English professor, and their two children.A funeral was held Dec. 28 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in South Bend.A memorial Mass will be held Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Moreau Seminary chapel.In Knoppers’ memory, donations may be made to the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, the Notre Dame department of theology or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mishawaka.Condolences may be left on the Palmer Funeral Homes website.Tags: Gary N. Knoppers, Harvard, Penn State, Theology
Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs and Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart stopped by The View on December 9 to chat about the upcoming Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years. The ABC special, which airs on December 14, features behind-the-scenes glimpses of all of the Mouse’s hits, from Beauty and the Beast to Aladdin and appearances by Darren Criss, Toni Braxton, Elton John and more. And, being the song-and-dance men that they are, the Broadway duo took us to Agrabah with a medley of hits from Disney’s latest tuner. Check it out below! View Comments Aladdin Adam Jacobs Star Files from $57.50 Related Shows James Monroe Iglehart