News RSF_en News February 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 11, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist accused of murder after refusing to hand over incriminating photos of police Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage May 19, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh News Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) has protested after police accused a photo-journalist of murder after he refused to hand over photos he took of police firing at demonstrators at a polling station, killing two of them.Freelance journalist Aurobindo Pal was arrested by police in the northern Mymensingh district on 10 May after he refused to hand over his negatives taken the evening before. To ensure he could not be bailed, they put him on a murder charge.Reporters Without Borders said it was dismayed that yet again police had arrested a Bangladeshi journalist on a false accusation. It urged Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed to intervene with the relevant authorities to obtain the journalist’s release and the lifting of trumped-up charges against him.The international press freedom organisation also called in its letter to the minister for the punishment of police officer Khohinoor Miah implicated in the arrest and other human rights violations, including the torture of the journalist Saleem Samad in 2002.A riot broke out against security forces at a polling station in the town of Nandail on 9 May 2004, where local elections were being held. Police, on the order of Khohinoor Miah, fired into the crowd, killing two demonstrators and injuring at least 17 others. Pal took pictures of the police action.Police turned up at his home that night to seize the negatives. Despite threats of reprisals, Pal refused. Police searched his home and one officer said he had been ordered to arrest him if he failed to comply.Pal, who is deputy chairman of the town press club, is to appear before the Nandail court on 12 May. He cannot be released on bail because he is accused of murder under Article 302 of the criminal code. District administrator for Mymensingh district said that the chief of police had acted against his advice.On the day of Pal’s arrest, the minister, Moudud Ahmed, told a meeting of donor countries that there was complete press freedom in Bangladesh and that journalists had been killed or attacked for reasons that had nothing to do with their work.Representatives of the donor countries had asked the Dhaka government to act to improve the situation, pointing out that there could be no press freedom as long as journalists worked under threat. BangladeshAsia – Pacific Organisation
WABC-TV(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A man was arrested early Sunday and charged with murder in the strangulation killing of a 45-year-old nanny, whose body was discovered a week ago floating in the lake of a New Jersey park where she went jogging, authorities said.Jorge Rios, 33, of Jersey City, was taken into custody by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force as a suspect in the killing of Carolina Cano, who was found dead in Lincoln Park in Jersey City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced on Twitter.No further information was released on what led investigators to arrest Rios, who was being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.Rios was charged with murder, kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, Suarez said in a statement following the arrest.The body of Cano, a native of Peru who was living in Jersey City, was found about 7:30 a.m. on March 24 after she had gone out on her daily morning jog before church, police said.Police suspect that during her run in Lincoln Park, she was attacked, killed and her body was disposed of in the lake.Four days after Cano’s body was recovered, the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Hudson County ruled her death a homicide, prosecutors said, though they initially declined to release more information on the manner of death.On Sunday, Suarez said the medical examiner’s officer “determined the cause of death to be homicidal violence, including strangulation and water submersion, and the manner of death to be homicide.”A law enforcement source told the Jersey Journal newspaper that the medical examiner found signs of strangulation on the victim’s neck.Cano, who lived a few blocks from Lincoln Park, went for a jog every morning before going to her job as a nanny or to church, her roommate told ABC New York station WABC-TV.One of Cano’s neighbor, Frankie Ramos, said members of the woman’s church congregation became worried about her when she didn’t show up at Sunday services, and started searching for her.“They realize something was wrong when she didn’t show up to the church,” Ramos told WABC-TV. “She never missed a day. Everybody was looking for her, you know. Desperately.”Ramos said his wife was calling hospitals in the area when word came that a body was found in Lincoln Park.Authorities say surveillance camera footage recovered by investigators showed Cano entering the park alone between 5:45 a.m. and 5:50 a.m. The video shows her jogging in the park and walking into a dark area of an open field. She disappears from view into the shadows and never re-emerges on any surveillance cameras.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Previous Article Next Article Psychology: how to spot the bulliesOn 28 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Most people in management recognise that there are times when it is necessary to pressure people and drive them to perform. But what is the difference between this kind of behaviour – which may seem harsh to the recipient – and actual bullying? Neutral observers would generally agree that ‘driving behaviour’ is often motivated by positive considerations, such as the need to deliver. Bullying behaviour, on the other hand, often seems gratuitous, with no obvious motivation other than to cause pain and humiliation and satisfy something in the mind of the bully.Bullying behaviourBased on scientific research and professional experience, the following are classic signs of bullying behaviour, as opposed to driving behaviour:– Uncontrolled anger and unpredictable irritability, frequently directed at the weakest people (‘safe targets’) or those perceived as a future threat– A sociopathic ability to control their own image – the selective ability to look like a different person to different audiences – for example, being aggressive to ‘subordinates’, while being charming and helpful to others– Having little status outside of work, bullies wield the power that their job gives them with vicious zeal– Running ‘witch-hunts’– Gratuitous domineering behaviour – sometimes physical– The ability to make the unreasonable seem reasonable, even to the victim– Projecting their own inadequacies onto others– Making irrational accusations– Publicly putting people down– Sadistic enjoyment in humiliating othersMany bullies do not see themselves as such. So what is going on in their minds, and how can organisations successfully manage this seemingly growing phenomenon?Bullying mentalityResearch and experience suggests that the following are common features of the bullying mentality:– Underlying feelings of insecurity, inadequacy and a fear of ‘being found out’– Fear that their status is based on their position, rather than their own qualities– Being in the wrong job (fearing that they are ‘not up to it’)– Authoritarian personality characteristics– Excessive use of defence mechanisms, such as projection, rationalisation, displacement and denial– An inability to accept or engage with their own shortcomings– Trying to ‘right wrongs’ – taking revenge on innocent people for perceived wrongs done to them– Boosting their own ego by undermining other people– Feeling a need to crush people whom they perceive as a threat to their precarious statusOrganisations have changed beyond recognition over the past few decades. Some of these changes can actually contribute to bullying. For example, flatter structures have led to the loss of the ‘safety’ provided by traditional hierarchies, which has created a need in some to establish their supremacy by other means.Outsourcing has caused pressure to perform, and a lack of clarity about reporting lines. Career paths are now less structured, so there can be more pressure on people to jockey for position. And virtual teams create ambiguity, which makes it easier for people to get away with bullying.What’s the solution?A recommended approach to getting the best from people and combating bullying is based on the following principles:– Create a culture that supports people, in which bullying is neither rewarded not tolerated– Drive an understanding across the organisation that bullying leads to poor performance– Sift out potential bullies during the recruitment process (by looking for the characteristics outlined above)– Reward managers for clear examples of empathy and inclusion – Coach for inclusiveness– Create open channels of communication across all levels– Encourage the most senior people to be genuinely sympathetic– Never mollify bullies.Dr Sue Henley and Ed Hurst are directors at Saville Consulting UK Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
Ground-based surveys of ice-divide triple junctions in two Antarctic ice rises, the Fletcher Promontory and Berkner Island, have been carried out using low-frequency ice-penetrating radars. These surveys have focused on understanding the internal layer architecture at and around the triple junctions, with a particular emphasis on understanding how the Raymond effect operates. A variety of features have been observed, including Raymond cupolas under the junctions, bump stacks of varying amplitude with distance from the divide, double bumps, crooked stacks implying divide motion, and the presence of ridges containing weak and strong bump stacks. It was generally not possible to elucidate the three-dimensional structure by correlation of pick crossovers, so instead a least squares cross-correlation technique was used which computes nominal age surfaces using radial basis function interpolation. Double bumps are absent from the central cupola of Fletcher Promontory, permitting us to infer that the ice here has thinned by around 500 m in the past 5000 years. Estimates of the age scale suggest that there will be recoverable Eemian ice. A technique for inferring the velocity profile at divides using layer traces and assumed velocities in the flanks is presented.
The UK government has officially confirmed that students not permitted to return under previous guidance will not be allowed to return until the 17th of May under updated guidance released via their website. This comes after mounting concerns following the delay of guidance for students, including backlash from the Oxford student body.Students exempt under the previous rules remain exempt, and the government points out in the document that they “prioritised the return to in-person teaching and learning for students on courses which had to be delivered in-person and which supported the pipeline of future critical key workers” alongside “in-person teaching and learning for students who are studying practical or practice-based (including creative arts) subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities.”The guidance states that all students unable to return currently will be allowed to return in step 3 of the roadmap, commencing on the 17th of May which “will leave a short window for in-person teaching and cocurricular activities to boost student engagement and employability before the end of the academic year.” This decision has been justified in-line with a “cautious approach to the easing of restrictions.” This is despite the document also acknowledging that “anecdotal evidence collated by SAGE suggests that there was limited evidence of transmission attributed to in-person teaching and learning environments.”Yesterday JCR Presidents came together to launch the ‘Our Turn to Return’ campaign, urging the government to allow students to return to universities for the beginning of term. Templates for letters to MPs have also been circulated amongst the student body, alongside a petition set up by PresCom which has already received over 6000 signatures.The University of Oxford has been contacted for comment.Image Credit: Defence Images / CC BY-NC 2.0 13/4/21, 18:29 – some wording edited for clarity.
Evidence Used in Roach Trial Shows Insight into CaseMAY 26TH, 2018 JEFF GOLDBERG EVANSVILLE, INDIANATo build the case against Terrence Roach, Evansville Police and the prosecution team spent countless hours tracking down leads and collecting evidence. Today the Judge allowed 44News to get an inside look at some of the evidence photos.The photos paint a picture the prosecution team used to show the jury what they think Roach did.There are pictures of Aleah Beckerle’s room the day after she was taken. Many of those pictures focus on the skinny window Roach admitted to taking Beckerle out of during a police interrogation. It appears to be unmoved, affirming what an EPD detective said during the trial.The window was skinny, so a series of reenactment photos of what it would look like if a man were to break in that was included.Also included in the binder full of evidence were photos of the South Bedford home were Beckerle was found. They show layers of trash over Beckerle’s partially mummified body.Photos of key DNA evidence were also included. A picture of the duct tape prosecutors say Roach used to silence Beckerle was included. So too was a picture of a manila envelope that contained a cigarette found in the body bag during the autopsy. Both were confirmed to be consistent with Roach’s DNA by the ISP testing lab. Pages of more DNA evidence were also included.The autopsy report which was signed off on by James Jacobi, one of the witnesses in the case, was also included in the binder set. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Nanoparticles with microbial properties have proven effective in fighting bacteria; however, some may cause health risks to humans such as damage to the lungs. But now, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have developed a technique for making nanoparticles safer by suspending them in water.These droplets — called nanobombs by Philip Demokritou, associate professor of aerosol physics and director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, and colleagues — reduced concentrations of a mycobacterium similar to the one that causes tuberculosis by more than 50%, according to a paper published March 13, 2014 in Nanomedicine.“It’s all about reducing the risk of transmission,” Demokritou told The Economist in a June 7, 2014 article. “There is not any technology out there to completely eliminate bacteria, but if you can you reduce rates by a half, that has huge implications for preventive policies.”The researchers also found that mice exposed to the nanobombs at six times the concentration used for attacking bacteria showed no signs of lung damage. Demokritou hypothesizes that the nanobombs are neutralized by the fluid lining of the mice’s’ lungs. Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden appears to be boosting his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be vaccinating 1.5 million Americans on average per day. Biden made the comments Monday as talks with Congress over a $1.9 trillion stimulus package showed few signs of progress. He signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations after signing an executive order to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers. It was among a flurry of moves by Biden during his first full week to publicly show he’s taking swift action to heal an ailing economy.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Federal authorities are reportedly investigating New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his son, Adam—shocking news that has sparked a separate probe in Nassau County, officials said.The New York Times reported Wednesday that Manhattan federal prosecutors have subpoenaed witnesses, including fellow elected officials from Long Island, to testify before a grand jury regarding Adam Skelos’ business dealings with a company that won a lucrative Nassau County contract. As a result, Nassau prosecutors have also begun looking into county contracts. A spokesman for Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said that he and the county are not targets of the federal probe, but are cooperating with investigators.“I have and will continue to cooperate with any inquiry,” Sen. Skelos said in a statement Thursday. In January, the senator had blasted an NBC New York story for reporting that he was under investigation when, he claimed, he had not been contacted by law enforcement. Christopher Conniff, an attorney for his son, did not return a call for comment.The news comes three months after New York State Assemb. Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) pleaded not guilty to charges that he allegedly used his influence to pad his own pockets during his two-decade tenure as the Assembly Speaker. Skelos, who is equally as powerful in Albany, is part of the “Three Men In The Room” that negotiates the state’s legislative agenda with the Assembly speaker and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Declining to comment were representatives for the FBI and Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Asked if any other elected official was under investigation when Silver was arrested, Bharara had replied, “Stay tuned.”Now the focus is on Nassau.“One focal point has been Adam Skelos’s hiring by an Arizona company, AbTech Industries, as well as a storm-water treatment contract that AbTech was awarded by Nassau County…even though the company was not the low bidder,” the Times reported, citing anonymous sources. “Investigators are seeking to determine whether Senator Skelos exerted any influence in matters involving AbTech. They are also examining whether his son’s hiring as a consultant was part of a scheme in which the senator, in exchange, would take official action that would benefit AbTech or another company, Glenwood Management, a politically influential real estate developer that has had ties to AbTech.”That line of inquiry has sparked a separate review by Nassau prosecutors.“Today’s news about AbTech Industries is troubling,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat, said in a statement Thursday. “My Public Corruption Bureau will conduct a comprehensive review of Nassau County contracting practices.”When asked to confirm reports that Mangano was among those asked to testify before the grand jury—according to the Times, they included some of Skelos’ other fellow Republican state senators from LI—a spokesman for the county executive touted the transparency of Nassau government.“Nassau County has the most transparent process known to government,” said Mangano spokesman Brian Nevin in a statement. “The County has been cooperating with law enforcement officials who have requested information relating to contracts that were awarded under an open, competitive and transparent procurement process.“The County Executive and the County have been notified that they are not targets of the investigation,” Nevin continued, “and will continue to assist law enforcement officials in the event they require additional information regarding the methodology of this public procurement process and the specifics of how the award determination was made.”
21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Believe it or not, but color plays a very important role in how your brand can be perceived by the public. This visually obvious and subtle application has major impacts on the reflection and recognition of your brand. Color can attract attention, change mood and create a lasting recognition in consumers’ minds. For example, when you think of red, you think of Target. Yellow is associated with McDonald’s. Blue is for BYM Agency. OK, maybe that last one is just us, but still, you get the idea. When looking at color options for your brand, it’s important to understand why color matters.A study of the world’s top 100 brands, as determined by brand value, analyzed each brand’s logo and discovered that 33% of those companies use blue, 29% use red, 28% use black or gray, and 13% use yellow. Why those colors? What are they saying about the brand each logo is associated with? Let’s analyze it.Red creates a passionate and intuitive response. It’s a color that actually increases your heart rate, causes you to breathe heavier and activates the pituitary gland. When you look at red, you might be feeling these emotions: aggression, energy, provocativeness, passion and power. continue reading »