Search for Common Ground (SFCG), in partnership with the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) of Liberia, has initiated a program aimed at preventing violence against children.At a one-day validation workshop in Monrovia, the two groups made presentations on the theme, “Engaging Children and Youth as Partners in Preventing Violence against Children.”In their separate presentations, the group with one accord expressed the belief that many children were being dislocated from their parents as a result of child trafficking.According to them, people leave the urban areas for the interior to get people’s children under the impression that they would send the children to school, but as they bring them, the children become domestic slaves and are faced with violence.Another form of violence, the groups said involves early marriage of girl children.Presenters lamented that many parents force their girls into early marriages with the intent of providing daily bread for them; something SFCG and YMCA believe is detrimental to the rights of a child.Earlier, SFCG Country Director, Oscar Bloh, explained that the global objective of the project is to contribute to the eradication of all forms of violence against children.He said the project is youth-led, but will have an adult support, and is also implemented in Sierra Leone and Guinea.The program, according to Mr. Bloh, is divided into four phases with the first dealing with desk review and the second having to do with evidence sharing methods.The third phase, he said, will also be evidence sharing method and the fourth will deal with how these methods can be used for future evidence.He maintained that the project will be heavily directed at children and youth centered interests and research, noting that its outcome is expected to come up with recommendations that will advocate for multi-sectoral implementation of actions and new policies that will address the needs of children and the youth.For his part, the YMCA national general secretary E. Edward Gboe, noted that child protection and the fight for child rights are very challenging in Liberia, and that addressing them needs a lot of efforts by stakeholders.He expressed the hope that YMCA and its partners will ensure a positive outcome that will enhance child protection and child rights in the country are formulated.The program was sponsored by the European Union.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Of course, there will be those gullible apologists who point out the situations were impossible for Turner in those venues with meddling owners Daniel Snyder and Al Davis, which is of course true but still no excuse for Turner having such a lame ledger. The feeling here is that Norv Turner this time will win more games than he ever has before – how could he not with that powerful Charger roster? – but once again will turn out to be a bust. Turner is an affable fellow who smiles a lot, but his greatest attribute seems to be an affinity for landing head coaching positions despite a suspect head coaching resume. It’s always been one of my most hallowed theories that people for the most part don’t change – I doubt Norv Turner suddenly will morph into Vince Lombardi – and the perennially troubled and abundantly skilled cornerback for the Tennessee Titans, Adam (Pacman) Jones, certainly gives corroboration to it. While tranquilly ensconced in Nashville on the weekend of the NBA All-Star game, I went one evening to a popular establishment called Virago that was overflowing with humanity, including several members of the Titans. Spring is nearing, and the wind is once again singing sad old songs. The Spanos Clan of San Diego has reverted to its ancestral incompetence in the administration of the Chargers. Papa Alex might be out of the picture, but Son Dean is showing he possesses every bit as much football ignorance, firing a coach, Marty Schottenheimer, who had taken the team to a 14-2 regular season record, and replacing him with a gentleman, Norv Turner, who has proven without a reasonable doubt that he’s a lousy NFL head coach. Oh, I know Norville is a nice guy who has been an exceptional offensive coordinator in the league, and so was Paul Hackett and so was Dan Henning and so were a lot of guys who were terrific assistants and absolute duds when given the big job. Turner was a failure in Washington, a failure in Oakland and will be a failure in San Diego despite the talented personnel he will inherit because he is simply not a strong, dynamic leader able to inspire passion among the troops as evidenced by his 58-84-1 record with the Redskins and Raiders. When I asked one if Pacman was going to show up, the guy smiled and said, “Man, this isn’t a strip joint, nor is it a hip hop gangster joint. This is not Pacman’s kind of scene.” I had no idea that Pacman Jones, who the past season led the NFL in punt return average even ahead of Chicago’s Devin Hester with a 12.9 average and who had four interceptions, 62 tackles and 12 deflections, was partying in Las Vegas and that Sunday evening he and his large posse visited the Minxx Gentleman’s Club and Lounge. During the midst of this culturally uplifting experience, Pacman decided to start showering the many strippers on stage with hundreds of $1 bills out of a supposed cache of $81,000 that he hauled into the place. But when the nude ladies began scooping up the money, Pacman Jones apparently became enraged – he later would claim his antics were nothing more than a “visual effect” – and allegedly grabbed one by the hair and slammed her head against the stage just to show his displeasure. Now this was more like the Pacman Jones who was sentenced to a year in jail – naturally, it was suspended and he was placed on two years probation – when he was an undergraduate at West Virginia for allegedly beating another student with a pool stick. At least twice last year he restricted his mayhem to only spitting on women, which he was twice accused of doing in well-publicized cases. And there have been other numerous indiscretions he’s been involved in that resulted in police involvement. But the latest flap might turn out to be Pacman Jones’ undoing, since a terrible melee erupted in the wake of Jones roughing up the dancer, as the club’s security personnel mixed it up with Jones’ entourage. And then a few minutes later, a person who allegedly had been seated next to Jones came back with a gun and began firing it, hitting three people including former professional wrestler Tommy Urbanski, whose spine was severed by a bullet and who is now paralyzed below the waist and isn’t expected to walk again. The Las Vegas police still are investigating the matter with eventual arrests expected, and the NFL is awaiting results and figures to take strong action against Jones, which means he faces a lengthy suspension. The new Titan general manager, Mike Reinfeldt, has indicated the team probably will get rid of Jones, meaning his future destination is either the Oakland Raiders or prison. One wonders what the thought process is of such a person gifted with so much athletic ability and a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to pursue such a self-destructive course. While he didn’t do anything that invited scrutiny from law enforcement authorities or that would even faintly compare to Pacman Jones’ shenanigans, the Lakers’ Vladimir Radmanovic also had quite an adventurous NBA All-Star break, as he initially claimed that he took a terrible pratfall on a slippery street of sheet ice in Park City, Utah that resulted in his separating his shoulder. Such a misfortune is expected to sideline the 6-9 3-point shooting forward for seven weeks, and comes at a most inopportune time when the Lakers already are heavily plagued with injuries. But what makes Radmanovic’s accident even more difficult for the Lakers to accept is that a man they’re paying $5.25 million this season easily could have avoided it, since he admits he was fibbing about how it happened and that it came while he was snowboarding, an activity he should not have been doing since it’s banned in his contract. So Vladimir Radmanovic, who has been a disappointment to the Lakers this season, also turns out to be a big liar, which in light of the large amount of money he might have to forfeit was an understandable tack but one that certainly hasn’t boosted his image. I guess he was just joining the burgeoning crowd in the athletic landscape whose public images aren’t exactly glowing these hours, from the Spanos and their follies in San Diego to Pacman Jones and his latest in a ceaseless stream of unsavory incidents. Doug Krikorian can be reached at email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Feb 2016 – Every intrusive and erratic remark and statement made by the Special Prosecutor for the Crown must be proved to be true; it was the overarching theme of the statement today from Ralph Thorne, the Queen’s Counsel representing former premier Michael Misick. Thorne was revved up in his presentation and called the opening statement by Andrew Mitchell, QC nothing more than a political vendetta aimed at ‘getting Mike’. He said, when proceedings resumed this morning at the Myrtle Rigby Health complex that, “An expedition in character assassination…” is what Mitchell led in his abnormal opening, which seemed to draw conclusions instead of the traditional method of promising, then proving allegations. Thorne promises to prove that the charges are politically motivated and he will aim to defend the character of his client. Thorne has a problem with the absence of any civilian witnesses, he has an issue with government witnesses who are coming in their official capacity and he rejects that the former Governor was bullied by Michael Misick during his tenure and Thorne takes exception to the fact that Developers in the debacle, are missing from the trial. Thorne said, the mountain of apparent evidence by the SIPT will turn into a mouse of proof, and that it will not be enough to satisfy the court. Karen Delancy, former Cabinet Minister in Michael Misick regime takes the witness stand in SIPT trials Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you BOYCE FIRES HER ATTORNEY, as SIPT Trial continues Delancy challenged on leadership style, calls Floyd Hall, ‘man of integrity’ Related Items:andrew mitchell, michael misick, queen’s counsel, ralph thorne, sipt trial
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “I can take it … but (Facebook is) lying to the public.” Bastiaan Slabbers/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that Facebook’s refusal to take down a video that was manipulated to make her sound drunk showed that the company’s leaders were “willing enablers” of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.”We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians. I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong,” Pelosi, a Democrat from California, told KQED News in her first public remarks about the doctored video. “I can take it … but (Facebook is) lying to the public.””I think they have proven — by not taking down something they know is false — that they were willing enablers of the Russian interference in our election,” she added.Pelosi’s remarks show how tensions between Facebook and lawmakers continue to escalate as the social media giant struggles to combat misinformation on its platform while trying to balance safety with free speech. Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.YouTube took down the video, but Facebook and Twitter left it up. Facebook doesn’t have a rule that requires content posted on the site to be true. Its “community standards” state it doesn’t remove fake news on the social network but will show it lower in the News Feed. The company has also taken down fake accounts for “inauthentic behavior,” which means the people behind the accounts tried to mislead users about who they were and what they were doing. One version of the doctored Pelosi video shared on a Facebook Page garnered 2.8 million views and more than 48,400 people shared it. If you try to share the video, Facebook directs you to fact-checkers that published articles about how the video footage was distorted. It doesn’t identify the video as having been manipulated. Here’s how Facebook handles the Pelosi video. Screenshot/Queenie Wong Other lawmakers are calling on Facebook to pull down the video. On Tuesday, Rep. Ro Khanna, also a California democrat, tweeted that he talked to an informed voter who didn’t know the videos of Pelosi were altered, and that Facebook must remove it. Tags Comments Tonight, over dinner, a fairly informed voter said to me that given the events of last week, Nancy Pelosi had to go. After my surprise, he asked had I not seen the videos. I explained they were doctored. He replied cavalierly, “oh I didn’t know.” Facebook must remove the video.— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) May 29, 2019 Last week in an interview with CNN, Facebook’s vice president for product policy and counterterrorism, Monika Bickert, defended the social network’s decision to leave up the video.”We think it’s important for people to make their own informed choice for what to believe,” Bickert said. “Our job is to make sure we are getting them accurate information.”Originally published May 29Update, May 30: Adds a screenshot. Share your voice 19 Politics Tech Industry Facebook
BSE closes points 337.58 up on June 24707 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 337.58 up on June 24707 viewsBusinessNew Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 337.58 points up to stand at 25,368.90. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 86.85 points up to stand at 7,580.20. Petronet LNG and Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.73% and 7.58% along with HPCL and Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. with an increase of 7.10% and 6.97% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Piramal Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 3.07% and 2.87% along with Marico and Kotak Mah Bank with a decrease of 2.08% and 1.70% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 182.10 points at 15,169.33 while the banking sector is up 261.60 points at 17,534.65 and the realty sector is up 63.62 points at 2,078.65. The Indian currency is down 0.12% at Rs 60.13 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 337.58 points up to stand at 25,368.90. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 86.85 points up to stand at 7,580.20. Petronet LNG and Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.73% and 7.58% along with HPCL and Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd. with an increase of 7.10% and 6.97% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Piramal Enterprises Ltd. with a decrease of 3.07% and 2.87% along with Marico and Kotak Mah Bank with a decrease of 2.08% and 1.70% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 182.10 points at 15,169.33 while the banking sector is up 261.60 points at 17,534.65 and the realty sector is up 63.62 points at 2,078.65. The Indian currency is down 0.12% at Rs 60.13 per dollar.
Twitter has filled some key roles in its reorganized content partnerships group in the U.S. — promoting company insiders instead of outside hires.In June, Twitter’s global content partnerships group, led by VP Kay Madati, shifted to a regional management structure rather than one organized around content verticals.With the reorg, global video-partnerships head Todd Swidler and global head of news Peter Greenberger left Twitter. Laura Froelich — formerly global director of sports content partnerships — was moved into the new role of head of U.S. partnerships, while David Grossman, formerly Twitter’s global head of entertainment, is now head of U.S. entertainment (reporting to Froelich).Now Froelich has picked two other lieutenants: TJ Adeshola as head of U.S. sports and Nick Sallon as head of U.S. news. Popular on Variety Pictured above: TJ Adeshola (l.), Nick Sallon Adeshola (pictured above, left) will lead all U.S. sports partnerships at Twitter, after spending the previous few years managing Twitter’s partnerships with major U.S. sports leagues, including the NFL and the NBA. Before joining Twitter in 2012, he worked on ESPN’s digital sales and marketing team.Sallon (above, right) spent the previous two years as the GM of news for live video. He joined Twitter in 2015 with the company’s acquisition of Periscope, where he led content strategy. Sallon has focused on developing digital video strategies and revenue opportunities for news organizations, including working on programming for Twitter like Bloomberg’s TicToc and Buzzfeed News’ “AM2DM.” Prior to Twitter, he ran content acquisition and business development at Aereo (the Barry Diller-backed live-TV streaming startup sued by big broadcasters).In addition, Madati announced two other new members of the global content partnerships group: Stacy Minero as head of content creation, and Tyler Vaught as head of creators and Niche, Twitter’s branded-content program for creators.Minero, who reports to Madati, will focus on branded content. She’s spent the past four years at Twitter on brand strategy and agency development, where her team advised brands on content strategy and creative ideas to launch campaigns or win cultural moments. In 2017, she launched Twitter’s Fuel Team, designed to scale creative strategy to a broader slate of clients and offer in-house editing to optimize video for Twitter.Vaught is tasked with driving the global strategy around how Twitter partners with creators for branded and original content. He has been at Twitter for three years, previously as Niche’s head of West Coast business development. Vaught reports directly to Minero.According to Twitter, even though it dissolved the dedicated live-video team, video remains a strong strategic focus for the company.During the second quarter of 2018, according to Twitter, it continued to invest in video infrastructure, improving the quality of the video experience while increasing reach and engagement for content owners. Also in Q2, the company signed 50 new live-streaming, video-on-demand, video highlight, and Twitter Amplify video-ad deals, including with Disney/ESPN, NBCUniversal and Viacom. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Titled, Anushakti Atma the exhibition is set up by State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia – Rosatom and the Rossotrudnichestvo Mission.The exhibition consists of four blocks telling about the nuclear power plant at Kudankulam Site, Rosatom international experience, describing elements of the NPP and stages of NPP construction, the fields of the nuclear technologies application. Exposition will also provide the information on the contribution the NPP makes to the environmental protection. Special emphasis is made on the photographs from the recent torch relay on the North Pole.The photos demonstrate the positive influence of the environment friendly nuclear technologies. The special serial of photos is dedicated to the construction of the Kudankulam NPP – a key project of the Russian-Indian cooperation which will soon start generating electricity for the South Indian region.When: Till 6 DecemberWhere: Russian Centre of Science and Culture
“More than 5,000 people are stranded at various places on the national highway,” an officer at the traffic control room Ramban told a news agency.The traffic police officials say that more than 2,000 vehicles, most of them passenger vehicles, continue to be stranded on the 300-km long national highway.”More than 2,000 vehicles continue to remain stranded on the highway more than half of them are passenger vehicles,” SSP Traffic (National Highway) Sanjay Kotwal said.Even as the weather conditions across the state have improved, it might take a while to throw the highway open for vehicular traffic.”The highway has suffered a lot of damage due to massive landslides that were triggered by heavy rain and snowfall. It might take some more time to throw the road open,” the officer said.Various stranded passengers said that they were facing hardships as the authorities, they say, have failed to help them. “We don’t have anything to eat or drink, the administration has completely failed to help us. The children are without milk, we pray that the highway opens soon so that we can reach our destination,” said Khursheed Ahmed, one of the stranded passengers.Minister, 5 MLAs airlifted due to Highway closure Minister of State for Public Works Department Sunil Sharma and five MLAs stranded at various places due to closure of Jammu-Srinagar Highway, were airlifted here to take part in oath ceremony.”Minister and five other MLAs were airlifted in a chopper from different places to Jammu on Tuesday. They were stranded at different places due to closure of highway,” DIG Doda-Kishtwar range, Nissar Ahmed told a news agency. Others included Doda MLA Shakti Parihar, Ramban MLA Naleem Langeh, Bhaderwah MLA Daleep Parihar and two MLAs Khalil Bhand and Abdul Majeed Bhat from Kashmir, he said, adding, they were stranded at various places on the highway.Efforts are being made to airlift another MLA G M Saroori from Kishtwar, who is stranded there due to blockade of Batote-Kishtwar road as well as the highway.