Release Yuvette Henderson’s autopsy report

first_imgFamily and community supporters seeking justice for Yuvette Henderson converged on the Emeryville, Calif., City Council on Sept. 1, demanding that the council call on the Alameda County Coroner to release Henderson’s autopsy report. The action was organized by the Anti Police-Terror Project.Cat BrooksAt least 30 people spoke during the council’s public comment period, each demanding the release of the report and the demilitarization of Emeryville’s police department, including the removal of AR-15 rifles and other assault weapons from their arsenal. In a door-knocking event the previous weekend, members of “Showing Up for Racial Justice” launched a petition campaign that received overwhelming support from Emeryville residents.Henderson, a Black woman, mother of four and grandmother, was killed in Oakland, Calif., on Feb. 3 by Emeryville police, who used weapons including an AR-15. An employee at the Emeryville Home Depot had accused her of shoplifting. Henderson had sustained a head injury from a Home Depot Security guard and requested an ambulance. When police came instead, she wound up fleeing to Hollis Street, just inside Oakland city limits, where she was shot and killed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

India: Prominent woman journalist gunned down in Bangalore

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific Religious intolerance Organized crimeWomenJudicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expression to go further Organisation News News Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting The Indian media have been in mourning since gunmen on a motorcycle shot Gauri Lankesh, 55, as she opened the door to her home on the night of 5 September. She was killed by at least two shots to the chest and one to the head, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.The police have not said how many gunmen they think were involved, but they currently estimate that she sustained seven gunshot injuries.“We firmly condemn this terrible murder, which has deprived the media of a tough and determined champion and has deprived India of a voice that was fundamental for the country’s democratic life,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.“We take note of the determination of the local authorities to investigate this murder and we encourage them not to neglect the possibility of a political link. Gauri Lankesh was on several occasions the target of the ruling Hindu nationalists and their supporters, because she categorically refused to submit to the self-censorship that is eating away at India’s media.”The editor of Lankesh Patrike, a tabloid founded in 1980 by her father, P. Lankesh, she was well known for her defence of women and her outspoken criticism of the caste system, conservatism and Hindu nationalists.She was the target of two libel suits by members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, India’s leading Hindu nationalist party. But she never bowed to judicial pressure and her colleagues described her as courageous and forthright journalist.The three-year-old Modi administration has been trying to banish all “anti-nationalist” discourse from the Indian press. Journalists who refuse to censor themselves are the targets of defamation suits or are prosecuted under section 124A of the penal code, under which “sedition” is punishable by life imprisonment.Karun Misra of the Jansandesh Times and Ranjan Rajdev of the Hindustan Daily were both killed by gunmen on motorcycles in 2016 after covering sensitive stories such as illegal mining and judicial proceedings against a former parliamentarian.Five journalists were killed in connection with their work in 2015. They include Jagendra Singh, who died from the severe burn injuries he sustained during a search of his home that police carried out in the presence of a government official.India is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. March 3, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alertscenter_img RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply shocked by leading Indian journalist and media freedom defender Gauri Lankesh’s murder in Bangalore, in the southern state of Karnataka, and calls on the authorities to do everything possible to quickly find and punish her killers. IndiaAsia – Pacific Religious intolerance Organized crimeWomenJudicial harassmentViolenceFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media April 27, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 India: Prominent woman journalist gunned down in Bangalore A placard of Gauri Lankesh is held in a rally condemning the killing of the journalist, in Mumbai on September 6, 2017 (AFP/Punit Pranajpe). February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Deputy Pearse Doherty says people of Donegal have been let down by Government two…

first_img Deputy Pearse Doherty says people of Donegal have been let down by Government two years after General Election Pinterest Donegal South-West Deputy, Pearse Doherty has said, that after two years in Government, there isn’t many people in Donegal who would say that the Governments “plan is working”.Fine Gael and Labour are planning an event today called “the plan is working” to mark their first two years in Government.And The Taoiseach and Tánaiste will also outline today how they plan to tackle job creation and the mortgage arrears crisis in the next year.But Deputy Pearse Doherty says that the coalition has made many promises already that have gone unfulfilled, and the people of Donegal feel let down…..[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Previous articleProtestors react to criticism from Mayor over Mondays LYIT protestNext articleMinister confident Coleraine DVA jobs will be retained News Highland News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter By News Highland – March 6, 2013 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Challenging The UGC Guidelines On Conferment Of Autonomous Status On Colleges

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Challenging The UGC Guidelines On Conferment Of Autonomous Status On Colleges Karan Tripathi13 July 2020 4:05 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the validity of the UGC (Conferment of Autonomous Status upon Colleges and Measures for Maintenance of Standards in Autonomous Colleges) Regulations, 2018, for being ultra vires of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the validity of the UGC (Conferment of Autonomous Status upon Colleges and Measures for Maintenance of Standards in Autonomous Colleges) Regulations, 2018, for being ultra vires of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the University Grants Commission. Filed by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), the petition claims that the UGC (Conferment of Autonomous Status upon Colleges and Measures for Maintenance of Standards in Autonomous Colleges) Regulations, 2018 (hereinafter referred to as 2018 Regulations) go against the objectives of the parent Act, which is the UGC Act. The Petitioner has called the said Regulations ‘unlawful’ and ‘arbitrary’ by arguing that as per the Act of 1956, UGC only empowered to make rules and regulations with respect to governance of Universities, and not individual colleges and institutes. The said Regulations, it is argued, will reduce the role of the Universities to a mere ‘paper approver’ in the process of supervising the affiliated institutions. While arguing that the 2018 Regulations go beyond the scope and objectives of the UGC Act, the Petitioner submits that the UGC has not provided any reason whatsoever to create a separate regulation for autonomy whilst there is an existing substantive provision in the Parent Act for granting autonomy to colleges/ institutions by UGC, i.e. Section 3 of the Parent Act. The petition states that: ‘Impugned Regulations strip the Petitioner University of all its powers and functions with respect to administration of colleges/institutions affiliated to it and render it to be a mere rubber stamp as the grant of autonomous status would render several provisions of GGSIPU Act otiose and meaningless.’ It is further argued that the said Regulations have been promulgated by misinterpreting the residual powers enshrined under section 12(j) of the parent Act. It is contended: ‘UGC has also relied upon Section 12(j) of the Parent Act for the promulgation of the Impugned Regulations, which is merely a residuary provision and reliance by UGC on the same to promulgate the UGC Regulations is unfounded, as it is trite that the usage of residuary powers must be limited to the issues, topics and fields covered in an Act alone and not be used to foray into a completely new field of regulation and oversight.’ The court will next take up the matter on July 27. Case Title: GGSIPU v. UGC Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Child dies after getting hit by truck while trying to board school bus

first_imgWTVA(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A child has died after he was hit by a pickup truck as he was about to board a school bus on a Mississippi highway.Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green identified the child as 9-year-old Dalen Thomas.Authorities in Lee County are investigating the incident that occurred on Highway 370 at around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to ABC Mississippi affiliate WTVA.Thomas was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he later died, according to Green.ABC News has reached out to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, but they did not return a request for comment.State troopers said Thomas was a student at Baldwyn Elementary School, according to WTVA. When they arrived at the scene it appeared the driver of a westbound Toyota pickup truck struck the child as he was crossing the road to get onto the school bus, according to WTVA. The driver has been cooperating with authorities.“The bus was properly stopped when a truck hit the student,” Baldwyn School District Assistant Superintendent Raymond Craven told WTVA. “We are asking for prayers for the family and for the school.”“We are working with law enforcement to investigate the accident. The safety of our students will always be the number one concern,” Baldwyn School District Superintendent Jason McKay told WTVA.ABC News reached out to Baldwyn Elementary School, but they did not respond to a request for comment.Four other students were on the school bus at the time of the incident, Mississippi Highway Patrol told WTVA. The school district made arrangements to get the other four students to school after the accident. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Saab Group Receives Two Orders From Royal Thai Navy

first_img View post tag: receives View post tag: two Back to overview,Home naval-today Saab Group Receives Two Orders From Royal Thai Navy Saab Group Receives Two Orders From Royal Thai Navy View post tag: Thai View post tag: Group View post tag: orders View post tag: Naval Equipment & technology View post tag: News by topic June 3, 2011 View post tag: from View post tag: Navy View post tag: Saab View post tag: Royal The defence and security company Saab has received two orders from the Royal Thai Navy for the upgrading of combat management and fire control systems on two frigates of the Naresuan class. The total contract amount is MSEK 454 ($73 million).The contracts involve upgrading the frigates with the latest generation of combat management and fire control systems, 9LV Mk4 and CEROS 200. Saab will also supply data-link equipment to the ships, which will allow communication between the frigates and Thailand’s existing Gripen aircraft and Saab 340s, the latter fitted with the ERIEYE airborne radar system.“Saab will supply an advanced combat management and fire control system which allows interoperability between naval and airborne units, providing more effective use of resources and capabilities,” says Gunilla Fransson, Head of Saab’s Business Area Security and Defence Solutions.Saab is the main contractor to the Royal Thai Navy, and as well as supply of its own systems, its tasks will include procurement of third-party systems and responsibility for integration of all existing and new systems.“This is Saab’s first major agreement with the Royal Thai Navy and the business strengthens our position in Thailand, which is an important market for Saab,” says Gunilla Fransson.The contracts mainly concern the Security and Defence Solutions business area as the supplier of the combat management and fire control systems and the Tacticall communication systems. The Electronic Defence Systems business area will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB surveillance radar system as well as data-link equipment for communication with Gripen and the ERIEYE Airborne Early Warning systems.The contract will run between 2011 and 2014.[mappress]Source: Saab, June 3, 2011; Share this articlelast_img read more

Turkish Navy Gets First New LCT

first_img View post tag: New View post tag: first View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Turkish View post tag: gets Turkish Navy maintains a large fleet of medium sized landing vessels. There are 25 LCT’s and 16 LCM’s according to Jane’s fighting Ships in the inventory of Turkish Navy. The newest of these vessels is more than 20 years old and their top speed is around 8,5 knots.In 2007, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (UDI), submitted a Request for Proposal for 8 LCT’s. These new vessels were to be built in Turkey and had to be fast. From the four companies that submitted to the tender, ADİK shipyard was chosen. On June 2009, a contract was signed between UDI and ADİK for the production of the ships. The exact value of the contract was not made public but it is estimated to be around 100 million EUR.The first ship Ç-151 was launched on 2 October 2010. The second ship Ç-152was launched on March 2011. As of March 2012 the first five vessels have been launched. The construction of the remaining three is continuing.According to ADIK press release each ship has over 7 kilometers of inox piping and over 50 kilometers of cabling. It took on average 400 days to construct one LCT. The LCT’s are 80 meters long. When loaded their speed can be up to 18,5 knots. Unloaded they can reach 20 knots.Specifications for the LCT’s:Length o.a: 79,85mBeam: 11,70 mDisplacement 1155 tons full loadSpeed: 20ktsRange: 400 nm / 16 ktsPropulsion: 2 x 2320 kWWeapons: 2 x 25mm; 1 x 12,7mmCrew: 22Cargo: 320 tons / 250 troops[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 12, 2012; Image: navycenter_img Turkish Navy Gets First New LCT View post tag: LCT View post tag: News by topic March 12, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkish Navy Gets First New LCT Share this articlelast_img read more

Uncovering the economics of foot-binding

first_imgDepending on whom you ask, foot-binding was everything from a bizarre cultural fetish that placed male ideas of beauty ahead of women’s health and well-being to a brutal tradition intended to keep women subservient to men.But a new study led by Melissa Brown, the managing editor of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, suggests that its real underpinnings may have been economic.Based on interviews with thousands of elderly women who experienced foot-binding, the study suggests it was used as a way to keep girls — in some cases as young as 5 — on task producing handicrafts, such as spinning thread or weaving cloth, which could be sold to support their families. The study is described in a September paper published in PLOS ONE.“One thing this paper shows is that foot-binding wasn’t an exotic custom about sex and beauty,” Brown said. “That’s important because it’s often used in high school and college text books as an example of the way in which ideas of sex and beauty can override economic interests. Well, this shows that’s not true.“But the bigger story I’m interested in … is how families managed the labor and earnings of wives and daughters,” she continued. “The fact is that Chinese daughters contributed a whole lot more economically than they’ve ever been given credit for. They were feeding themselves and more than one family member in addition. In doing so, they contributed enormously to their households.”Believed to have begun around the 10th century, the practice ended by the mid-20th century. A girl’s feet were usually bound when she was between 5 and 6 years old, when cloth strips —usually applied by either her mother or grandmother — were wrapped tightly around the foot.Over time, the smaller toes, which were forced to fold under the foot, often broke, and in the most extreme cases, the arch of the foot was broken, resulting in a dramatically arched foot that in some cases could be as small as just 10 centimeters — only slightly larger than a standard credit card. If the arch was not broken, then the foot could eventually be unbound.When they set out to document the practice, Brown and colleagues — just like many of the women who suffered through it — believed it was likely connected to marriage. “Mothers bound their daughters’ feet because they thought it would help their daughters have a better marriage … which meant they’d be able to eat regularly.” — Melissa Brown “It was clear that the women we spoke with believed the purpose was marriage,” Brown said. “And I think that’s probably what their mothers believed as well. Mothers bound their daughters’ feet because they thought it would help their daughters have a better marriage … which meant they’d be able to eat regularly.”The evidence, however, suggested otherwise.“About two-thirds of the women we interviewed had ever had bound feet, and only about one-third were still bound at the time they were getting married, but 99 percent of them got married,” Brown said. “So they didn’t need bound feet to marry. Of the 28 counties we looked at in our 2012 paper, there was a correlation between foot-binding and marrying up economically in only two. For the vast majority of women, foot-binding didn’t make any difference — it didn’t mean they couldn’t marry and it didn’t mean they married better, but that’s what they believed.”So why did families keep binding their daughters’ feet? And why did the practice persist in some rural, inland areas for so long? Brown said that the current study suggests one of the central reasons was probably economic.By the turn of the 20th century, opinions on foot-binding had begun to change, with many Chinese and Western reformers pointing to the practice as a symbol of China’s backwardness or arguing that it undermined the nation’s economic strength.The custom ended 100 years ago in China’s coastal and urban regions, and people have long assumed that its demise was due to reform-minded efforts. But the current study raises questions about that assumption.“Foot-binding ended in China’s urban and coastal areas at the same time that textile mills were being built in these areas, and thread and cloth were being produced industrially,” she said. “So it’s not clear whether urban Chinese stopped binding because people were telling them they shouldn’t do it, or because machine-spun thread and cloth were underselling hand-produced goods, and girls had to stop making home-based handicrafts and find a different way of contributing to the household income. For women who wound up doing heavy labor — either agricultural or factory work — where they were going to be standing for long periods of time, foot-binding was problematic. It’s not that they couldn’t do it. Most foot-bound women we interviewed did some agricultural labor, but it was more painful.”In rural areas, however, the economics were reversed, and the practice persisted for decades, continuing even into the 1950s in a few isolated areas.“The areas where we were interviewing women were inland, rural areas,” Brown said. “One of the sites I visited had been two days’ walk from the nearest textile mill during the 1930s, and it was toward the mountains, so there wasn’t any kind of railroad that went there.“That meant machine-produced cloth and thread had to be carried in on someone’s back, on a shoulder pole,” she continued. “That made machine-produced cloth more expensive than hand-spun, so in those rural areas it was still economically viable for people to have their daughters spinning thread or weaving cloth.”Girls producing handicrafts for sale or exchange were more likely to have been foot-bound than girls who were not. “In the current study, we looked at cotton spinners more closely. We found that Chinese girls, working in their homes for commercial sale or exchange, spun more cotton than Chinese girls spinning only for domestic use (within the household). We also compared the Chinese spinners with African-American girls and women enslaved at Thomas Jefferson’s plantations, using similar technology. In some counties, foot-bound Chinese commercial spinners spun more cotton than the average amount spun by the enslaved Americans, who were pushed to produce as much as possible.”What stopped foot-binding in rural areas, Brown suggested, wasn’t social pressure, but the construction of a road or railroad that brought cheap, machine-produced goods, which could be sold for less than handmade items.“That sounds crass, but you have to remember that most of the families we interviewed were people who had struggled to put enough food on the table,” Brown said. “If you look at agricultural societies, kids don’t usually produce enough to feed themselves until they’re in their teens. For hunter-gatherers, they don’t produce what they eat until they’re around 20.“By comparison, the Chinese commercial handicraft producers we interviewed were probably feeding themselves by 8 years old. And many girls contributed much more. There was one woman I interviewed who would weave hemp into grain bags,” she continued. “Her uncle would walk them into Wuhan (a major city in central China), where he sold the bags for enough money to bring back about 100 pounds of rice. She was feeding her entire family.”Chinese families held onto commercial spinners longer, waiting later to arrange marriages. The woman who made grain bags was married six years later than average. “These girls were putting food on the table. These contributions may have been the difference between the family eating meat once a month instead of three times a year.”This research was supported with funding from the National Science Foundation, Stanford University, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.last_img read more

South Bend Cubs look to draw Notre Dame students to games

first_imgLast year, Michiana’s baseball team changed affiliation and became the South Bend Cubs, a Single-A affiliate of Chicago’s National League team of the same name. The Cubs try to offer students an opportunity for a fun outing off campus in the general South Bend community.The Cubs play 70 home games between April and Labor Day at Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend. The team is deeply involved in local charities, including the Children’s Hospital, team president Joe Hart said. “We really service a community of 75 miles, not just South Bend,” Hart said.Hart said the atmosphere of the game can appeal to anyone.“You don’t have to be a baseball fan to come out and enjoy yourself,” Hart said. “There aren’t a ton of things to do in the South Bend area, and we’re just three miles from campus.” Hart said the relationship between the Cubs and the University is growing, despite the fact that the vast majority of the Cubs’ games are while the University is out of session. “During the summer, Notre Dame brings out different departments — employees, clients, et cetera, and in April, August and September we get a pretty good student following,” he said. Examples of this relationship included a residence hall outing to the ballpark for a tour on the Day of Community preceding the first day of classes. Later, on Aug. 25, the Senior Class Council sponsored a trip for 300 members of the class of 2017 to see a game. The team has had several interns and employees who were also students at Notre Dame. In the past, the Cubs have played a preseason exhibition game against the University’s baseball team. Half of the proceeds went to the Cubs’ charity and the other half went to the Fighting Irish’s charity of choice.To encourage attendance, the Cubs offer a range of promotions not specifically targeted toward students, including Saturday nights, when the team gives away a free 50-inch TV every inning. “It’s one of the only places where you can pay a few bucks for a ticket and walk out with a brand new, 50-inch TV,” Hart said.The team’s most popular night is Thursdays, when all beverages in the ballpark cost $2 for the entire game.Cubs games are “always fun,” senior Daniel Burns said. “The tickets are only $10, and they have great outfield grass seats where you can just sit and relax,” Burns said. “I don’t follow the team during the year, I just go to have fun. I recently bought a Cubs jersey. Best purchase in four years at Notre Dame.”Because of students like Burns, Hart said attendance does generally increase while school is in session, particularly on Thursday nights.“We always feel like the biggest issue is letting Notre Dame students know we’re here,” he said. Tags: Baseball, South Bend Cubslast_img read more

New After Midnight Stars Toni Braxton & Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds Jazz It Up

first_img Related Shows Grammy winners Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds are all jazzed up and ready to go! The duo is prepping to be the next rotating celebrity guest vocalists in the toe-tapping Broadway revue After Midnight. The stars got dressed to impress, then headed to the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 13 to greet the press. Get an early preview of the two singer-songwriters on Broadway, then catch them in After Midnight from March 18 through 30! Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 View Comments After Midnightlast_img read more