Eve Ensler Worries About The Rise Of A Predatory Mindset In America

first_imgIn an interview with Democracy Now this month, Eve Ensler, a playwright, activist and the creator of V-Day, spoke about her worries of the escalation of rape culture and a predatory mindset in the United States, particularly within the country’s new administration.Besides President Trump’s boasts about his proclivity to sexually assault women, which he said he could get away with because of his celebrity status, and his ex-wife, Ivana, stating in her divorce deposition that Donald Trump had raped her; Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was charged with violence and battery against his ex-wife; Trump’s first pick for Labour Secretary, Andrew Puzder, was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife; Jeff Sessions, the new attorney general, voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women act; and Tom Price, the new secretary of health and human services, also voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women act.“Watching Trump and watching the people Trump surrounds himself with, we are seeing the escalation of rape culture, a predatory mindset, in many respects,” said Ensler in the interview, “but I’ll particularly address towards women. I think from the very beginning, listening to Trump, how is it possible that a nation of people felt OK with electing a self-confessed sexual assaulter? How is it possible we feel OK with Bannon, who seems to be running the show right now, who is known to have beaten his wife? If we look at that as something that’s acceptable in a general way, then we understand we haven’t really gotten to the root of rape culture in America.“I also think that predatory mindset is affecting everything. We’re gutting regulations on air, on water and on the earth. We’re escalating extraction. We’re seeing the ransacking of laws, a disparaging of immigrants. And this is all part of a predatory mindset, which is really about one person in power who does what he wants without the consent of the people around him, which is exactly what rape culture is. You seize people’s bodies, you take them against their will, and you do whatever you want to them.”But it’s not total doom and gloom. On May 11, Ensler will be speaking at Disorderly Bodies: Intersectional Activism in the Age of Trump in Los Angeles, CA, where she will offer strategies “for surviving in the Trump era as antiracist feminists”.Copyright ©2017Look to the Starslast_img read more

Cheat arrested for forging dead mans signature

first_imgNEW DELHI: A man, in an attempt of cheating, forged the signature of a dead. But later he got caught as the date mentioned on the forged signature was of December 2009 date while the man whose signature was forged died in July 2009.A case was registered on the complaint of Dharmender Yadav, a resident of Village Kanganheri, Badu Sarai Road. He complained that the accused Sanjay forged the signature of late Bharat Lal on a receipt allegedly dated December 3, 2009, upon which the said deceased along with his brothers were shown to have received a sum of Rs. 34,50,000 for allegedly selling an agricultural land situated in the revenue state of Village Pandwala Kalan, New Delhi. Whereas, the said Bharat Lal died on July 6, 2009. The accused produced the said forged receipt before the Delhi High Court as the proof of the land deal. On April 13, in a drive to catch the absconded accused, a police team minutely scrutinized the details about him and zeroed on his possible hideouts, contacts and other details. The efforts of the police team yielded result when the team apprehended Sanjay from Old tehsil, Gurugram and booked him under section 41.1 CrPC. On further enquiry, it was learnt that a reward of Rs. 20,000 was declared upon him by the Delhi Police. “Accused Sanjay was born in Kanganheri village, New Delhi. He studied up to 12th standard. Thereafter, he started working as an accomplice to a property dealer,” said Ram Gopal Naik, DCP crime.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Pardons Members of Hirak Rif

Rabat – The King’s Eid royal pardon allegedly included some Hirak Rif activists who were sentenced to prison for their involvement in unauthorized protests in Al Hoceima.Major news outlets and international television channels, including Al Hadath, announced the news Tuesday evening.Al Hadath initially reported that the King granted his royal pardon to 11 of the activists. The television channel then quoted an unidentified source close to the King, who confirmed the news, but estimated the number of absolved members at 180. Morocco’s Minister of Human Rights Mustapha Ramid confirmed the news on Facebook, emphasizing that 184 activists were released.Of those, 173 were charged in Al Hoceima’s court, according to the minister.Morocco’s state-owned press, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), announced that the King granted a royal pardon to a total of 889 prisoners today—the eve of Eid al-Adha. However, the state news agency did not mention any of the Hirak Rif activists.Moroccan news outlet Hespress quoted a member of the Hirak Rif activists’ defense team, Mohamed Ghanaj, who claimed that 11 Hirak activists who were jailed in Casablanca’s Oukacha prison benefited from the royal pardon.Ghanaj added that the pardoned activists had all originally been sentenced to less than 3 years.Francophone news outlet Le Desk announced that the King ordered the release of 160 Moroccan activists.The Casablanca Court of Appeals issued sentences ranging from 1 to 15 years in prison to 49 activists on June 26 for activists and protesters involved in the 2016-2017 Al Hoceima protests. However the Hirak movement’s prominent leaders, Nasser Zefzafi and Nabil Ahemjik, received 20 years in prison. Two others, Ouassim El Boustati and Samir Ghid also received 20 years.The total number of Hirak activists arrested between 2016 and 2018 is estimated at more than 400 activists.The 53 activists sentenced in June were prosecuted for “undermining the internal security of the state,” and “preparing a conspiracy against internal security.”The activists were found guilty of several serious charges, including participation in the unauthorized demonstrations that broke out in the northern Al Hoceima province after the death of a local fishmonger, Mouhcine Fikri, in October 2016.When a policeman confiscated his fish, Fikri climbed on top of a garbage truck to retrieve his goods. The crushing mechanism of the truck activated and crushed him fatally.  The incident caused outrage and protests in Al Hoceima and the surrounding areas. Chanting social slogans, the protesters decried social disparities in the region. read more

Senior UN peacekeeping official assesses operation in Côte dIvoire

11 December 2008Senior United Nations peacekeeping aide Edmond Mulet is in Côte d’Ivoire to meet with a range of Government officials and discuss the work of the world body’s operation there, known as UNOCI, whose current mandate expires at the end of next month. Mr. Mulet, who is Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, met in the capital, Yamoussoukro, with President Laurent Gbagbo. He also expects to meet with Alassane Ouattara and Henri Konan Bédié, among other leaders, as part of his technical evaluation mission. Among its tasks, UNOCI is assisting the West African country with preparations for upcoming elections, which were to have been held on 30 November but were recently delayed again for the third time since the signing of the north-south peace pact last year. The Ouagadougou Agreement – signed in neighbouring Burkina Faso 18 months ago between the Government, which controlled the south, and the rebel Forces Nouvelles, which held the north – called for a number of measures to resolve the crisis that first divided the country in 2002. They included creating a new transitional government; organizing free and fair presidential elections; merging the Forces Nouvelles and the national defence and security forces; dismantling the militias and disarming ex-combatants; and replacing the so-called zone of confidence separating north and south with a green line to be monitored by UNOCI. Meanwhile, UNOCI brought smiles to the faces of nearly 265 orphans and vulnerable children with a Christmas event held a few days ago in the city of Bouaké.The event, involving food, dances, skits and educational games, sought to raise awareness of efforts to fight HIV and AIDS and was attended by community representatives and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working on the issue. The programme was organized by the mission’s HIV/AIDS Unit and the Division of Public Information, and supported by the NGO Health Renaissance Bouaké. read more

Indian Court refuses to ban training for Sri Lankans

Jayalalithaa had in July strongly opposed the training being given to nine Lankan defence personnel after which they were relocated to the Yelahanka air station at Bangalore. The Supreme Court in India on Monday has refused to restrain the Centre from giving training to personnel of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.“It is a matter of foreign policy. We won’t interfere with the policy matters,” Supreme Court judges said while dismissing the PIL. She had insisted that they should not be trained anywhere in India, saying the desire of Tamil people was to see those (Sri Lankan defence forces) charged with war crimes (during the last leg of the ‘Eelam’ war) being punished. (TNN) In August, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has requested PM Manmohan Singh to instruct the defence ministry to immediately halt the training being given to the two Lankan defence personnel and send them back to Sri Lanka immediately. read more

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever farm closures

BEIJING — Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as pork prices soar after herds were decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farms for environmental reasons.China raises about half of the world’s pigs, and the outbreaks of African swine fever that began over a year ago have ravaged its herds. The disease does not infect humans.Officials announced this week new measures to revive hog production, prevent and control the disease and upgrade farms to further ensure pork supplies and stable prices.Pork prices surged 46.7% in August from a year earlier, adding 1.08 percentage points to a 2.8% rise in the consumer price index. That’s hitting Chinese families hard: pork accounts for more than 60% of their meat consumption.The Associated Press read more

Ohio State baseball carries nohitter into extras but swept by Maryland in

Junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson (4) takes a swing during a game against Bethune-Cookman.Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterOhio State senior pitcher John Havird couldn’t have pitched much better than he did Friday in the second game of the day against Maryland, but a costly late error tied the game, and the Buckeyes would eventually fall 2-1 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Havird threw a career-high eight innings, allowing no hits and striking out seven, but after hitting his second batter during the first at-bat in the bottom of the ninth, the senior was pulled. Senior left-handed reliever Michael Horejsei retired his only batter on a pop fly, but the struggles immediately began after redshirt sophomore closer Yianni Pavlopoulos took to the mound.After a groundout to short, Pavlopoulos struck out Maryland junior designated hitter Nick Cieri, but Cieri reached first on the wild pitch. Sophomore first baseman Kevin Biondic then hit a hard groundball to third baseman Nick Sergakis. The senior could not come up with the ball cleanly and airmailed the throw to first into the stands, scoring the runner from third.With one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, sophomore center fielder Zach Jancarski singled up the middle for the first Maryland hit of the game. He would later steal second base and score off another single up the middle by junior right fielder Madison Nickens to give the Terrapins the 2-1 win.The game was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning when OSU freshman designated hitter Brady Cherry lifted a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Sergakis. With the way Havird was pitching, the 1-0 lead seemed like it might have been enough to come out victorious, but the rally erased the lefty’s third win of the year. Game 1The first game of the doubleheader on Friday saw Maryland take an early two-run lead and keep OSU off the board to win by a final score of 3-0.After the Buckeyes went down in order to lead off the first inning, Nickens led off the bottom of the first with a walk. Freshman second baseman Nick Dunn singled to follow the free pass, and both runners would advance a base after an error by OSU senior shortstop Craig Nennig. After a strikeout, Cieri singled to left, scoring Nickens. A passed ball by OSU junior catcher Jalen Washington would score the Terrapins’ second run of the inning.The following four innings saw the score remain at 2-0 until Maryland freshman left fielder Marty Costes hit a solo home run to center field. Both starters pitched complete games in the matinee. OSU junior starting pitcher Tanner Tully went eight innings, surrendering three runs (two earned) on three hits, two walks and eight strikeouts. His counterpart, Maryland sophomore Taylor Bloom, tossed nine innings of shutout baseball, allowing only three hits and one walk while striking out five. With rain and snow looming, the Buckeyes and Terrapins will take a day off Saturday, with plans to finish out the series Sunday. The finale is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. with junior right-hander Mike Shawaryn set to take the bump for Maryland and redshirt sophomore Adam Niemeyer starting for OSU. read more

Prince Harry announces next Invictus Games

Dominic Reid, chief executive of the Invictus Games Foundation, said it was during those games that organisers realised the competition must continue beyond its original plans, saying it would now be held every two years for the “foreseeable future”.He told the Telegraph that new competitors are still coming forward, some who have endured physical injury or mental health problems for years but only now feel able to join in. Prince Harry and Meghan watch the wheelchair tennis in Toronto Prince Harry congratulates Mark Ormrod in Toronto UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney, held in BathCredit:AFP “When we started in London, it was a one-off event meeting immediate need,” he said. “What we’ve see is the appetite and the positive effect on people’s lives, and a real demand for the games to continue. “The Netherlands has supported the Games from the very beginning, and I know that everyone there will fully get behind and support then soldiers and veterans who have served their countries so bravely.”The Hague was selected following a competitive international tender process, with Sir Keith Mills, the Invictus Games Foundation chairman, noting “the bid exemplified the Invictus spirit”.He added: “Post-War, the Hague has undergone its own process of rebuilding and rehabilitation, a theme many of those competing can intimately relate to.”   The Invictus Games will be held in the Netherlands in 2020, the Duke of Sussex has announced, as organisers say they feel a moral duty to keep it running. The Duke of Sussex said the games, for sick and wounded servicemen and women, will be held at The Hague, before continuing every two years for the foreseeable future.The Duke and Duchess are now likely to make a trip to the Netherlands for an official launch this summer, before travelling to Sydney for the next games in October.Invictus, founded by Prince Harry, is particularly close to the couple’s heart, and is where they chose to make their romance public.In Toronto last year, Meghan Markle appeared hand-in-hand with the Prince for the first time to watch the wheelchair tennis, as well as attending the opening and closing ceremonies. “We very much feel that in creating the games we’ve lit a beacon and we have a moral responsibility to keep that beacon lit. To give people the opportunities and something to aim for.”The Duke said: “I am delighted to announce that the Hague is taking up the challenge of hosting the fifth Invictus Games in 2020.”The city will soon become the motivation for hundreds of servicemen and women using the Invictus Games to inspire their recovery from physical and mental injuries. UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney, held in Bath Prince Harry congratulates Mark Ormrod in TorontoCredit:Karwai Tang Prince Harry and Meghan watch the wheelchair tennis in TorontoCredit:Samir Hussein Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison welcomes terms of reference for Tribunal

first_img Short URL By Sean Murray Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie 14,174 Views Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison welcomes terms of reference for Tribunal Investigations will be made on the contacts between An Garda Síochana and Tusla in Harrison’s case. GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER KEITH Harrison has welcomed the terms of reference for the Charleton Tribunal, which will include an investigation into smear campaigns made against him, as well as against Maurice McCabe.He thanked several TDs in a statement, including Katherine Zappone, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace for their efforts in his case, and said he especially wanted to thank Alan Kelly who “helped ensure the ill-treatment of my family and I was brought to public attention and ultimately included” in the terms of reference.Earlier today, the government agreed the terms of reference for the tribunal into the Maurice McCabe scandal.The resolution will have to pass the Dáil and Seanad before the tribunal is established under the chairmanship of Supreme Court Justice Peter Charleton.The Dáil resolution (which can be read here) says that the tribunal will investigate:“Allegations that senior members of An Garda Síochána sought to discredit Sergeant Maurice McCabe because of complaints he made about the performance of An Garda Síochána.”It goes on to say the tribunal will investigate the protected disclosure by former head of the Garda Press Office David Taylor. Taylor alleged he was told to discredit McCabe by “spreading rumours about his professional and personal life”.Keith Harrison is named explicitly twice within the terms of reference. Justice Charleton has tasked with investigating contacts between members of An Garda Síochána and Tusla in relation to him, as well as:…bearing in mind allegations that there may have been inappropriate contacts between An Garda Síochána and Tusla in relation to Sgt McCabe, Garda Keith Harrison and concerns that such contacts may have also taken place in relation to other members of An Garda Síochána who had made allegations of wrongdoing within An Garda SíochánaThe Tribunal will investigate whether there is any pattern of Tusla files being created in relation to whistleblowers, and them subsequently being used to discredit those members.Harrison said that he trusts “the inquiry will establish the truth and bring about a change within senior management of An Garda Síochana”.He added that he would make no further statements on the matter.Read: Charleton Tribunal will examine allegations of ‘inappropriate contacts’ between gardaí and Tusla Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie 15 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3244334 Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 10:56 PM Share Tweet Email2 Feb 16th 2017, 10:56 PM last_img read more

Automation erased 25 of new IT jobs in 2015 Report

first_imgIn what could be major disappointment for millions of jobs-seekers in the country, India’s top five IT firms trimmed their hiring numbers by 25 percent to 77,365 people in 2015 as the result of their aggressive automation strategies, according to a brokerage firm.The combined new job offers made by India’s top five IT majors — Tata Consultancy Service (TCS), Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies and Cognizant — fell by 38 percent to 28,182 in the Oct-Dec quarter, compared to the corresponding period in the previous year.”Vendors are focusing on automation, and 2015-16 will be an inflection point. We see rapid scope for vendors expanding automation owing to competitive pressure,” Business Standard quoted Centrum Broking as saying in a report.The fall in hiring suggests the companies are fast shifting to a new business model where artificial intelligence is deployed to perform “repeatable tasks”, replacing thousands of employees to write software code.Earlier this week, Vishal Sikka, CEO of India’s second-largest IT firm, Infosys, said the company was fast implementing automation technologies, which would result in a fall in the number of employees on the bench.The company had said last year it aimed to improve employee productivity by 50 percent in the next five years. The software major had estimated employee productivity to increase to $80,000 by 2020, compared to $52,500.”The shift to automation is inevitable. There is no doubt it is going to happen. There is no doubt it is already happening. It is not to make the horses run faster and faster, it is to turn the horse-cart into an automobile,” Sikka had said.In April Last year, Wipro’s former CEO TK Kurien had said the company’s focus on automation would bring down its headcount by nearly a third over the next three years.”Wipro is moving its automation focus from service desk to application services, which would lead to a reduction of 30 percent of its headcount in the next three years,” Kurien said.last_img read more

State to conduct census of cooperatives to check money laundering

first_imgKolkata: The state Co-Operation department will conduct co-operative census of the different types of co operatives including co-operative banks with an objective to streamline its functioning and prevent money laundering associated with the co-operatives acorss the state.”There are a total of 30,000 co-operatives in the state and corruption had been at its peak particularly during the Left Front regime in the state. A number of co-operative banks had closed down due to siphoning of money. We have taken steps to revive a number of co operative societies and banks across the state. The census will enable us to conduct audit of all the cooperatives and prevent corruption,” said Co- Operation Minister Arup Roy in response to a query on corruption at co-operative banks raised by TMC MLA Abdul Khalek Mollah. According to the minister , Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed him to revive the co-operative sector with the rural economy being entirely dependent on the district central co-operative banks. The department has already constituted prevention of fraud cell led by a legal adviser to prevent frauds at co-operative banks. A district co operative bank at Birbhum was recently on the verge of closure due to money laundering and the department chipped in with Rs 112 crore for its revival. There have been a number of cases where the department has allocated funds for similar cases. It may be mentioned that the co-operative banks in the state have been performing well with the state credit deposit (CD) ratio of cooperative banks in the state standing at 81.16 percent against the national CD ratio of 70 percent . “Our Chief Minister wants strengthening of co operative banks in such a manner so that loans for government schemes like Kanyashree, Yuvasree etc can be disbursed thorough the co operative banks,” an official in the department said.last_img read more

Six months after marriage equality theres much to celebrate – and still

first_imgAustralians celebrated the legalization of same-sex marriage last December (Photo; Shannon Power) US Supreme Court cake caseSuch concerns are not baseless, if the American experience is anything to go by. In the US, once opponents of marriage equality had lost that battle, they shifted their focus to arguing that service providers who have religious beliefs that reject homosexuality should be allowed to treat LGBTIQ people less favourably. This was the argument run in the US Supreme Court case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in which a Colorado baker refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.Although the Supreme Court upheld the claim of the baker, it did so on the narrow ground that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission handled the original discrimination complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop in a biased and unfair manner. The judges were very clear in stating that service providers should not be entitled to refuse to provide goods or services for same-sex weddings. Justice Kennedy noted that allowing discrimination against same-sex couples would cause:a community-wide stigma inconsistent with the history and dynamics of civil rights laws that ensure equal access to goods, services, and public accommodations.The Australian Christian Lobby has already suggested that this decision lends support to their argument that bakers, florists, motels and even lawyers should be able to refuse to provide goods and services in connection with same-sex weddings.However, as my colleague Luke Beck observed, there is nothing in the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision to support that position. On the contrary, “The Masterpiece case says that people who are accused of discrimination are entitled to a fair hearing and that gay people are entitled to dignified treatment.”More to be doneAmending the Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to wed was a significant step forward. But it is not a panacea. Law reform alone will never lead to true equality. South Africa is a stark reminder of this. It has had constitutional protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity since 1996, but it is still an extremely dangerous place for LGBT people, with high rates of violent hate-based crimes. A 2017 report found four out of ten LGBT South Africans knew someone who had been murdered “for being or suspected of being” lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.In Australia, the reform of marriage laws that we witnessed six months ago is just one piece of the jigsaw puzzle, albeit an important one. But equally important is changing the hearts and minds of individuals who continue to oppose equal rights for LGBT people.Amending laws contributes to transforming public opinion, but achieving long term change requires a more holistic approach. The elimination of discrimination against LGBT people won’t be achieved until we have increased positive representation of sexual and gender diversity in films, education, the media and from religious leaders.We will know we have achieved true equality for LGBT people when we not only have laws that prevent a person being fired from their job or denied a service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, but we also no longer have people arguing that they should be entitled to do so.Paula Gerber, Professor of Human Rights Law, Monash University. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . It has been six months since Australia declared that marriage is no longer an exclusively heterosexual institution. In that time, approximately 2,500 same-sex couples have been married, with NSW having the most weddings, closely followed by Victoria and Queensland. Many more couples, who married overseas before marriage equality was achieved here, have finally had their marriages recognized under Australian law. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The 2016 Census revealed that there are 46,800 same-sex couples living together in Australia. Of these couples, 3,142 reported they were the husband or wife of someone of the same sex (presumably because they were married overseas). If we combine this figure with the number of same-sex marriages registered in the last six months, it appears that over 10% of same-sex couples who live together are now married.What’s changed?During the postal survey, the “No” campaign warned of dire consequences if the institution of marriage was opened up to non-heterosexual couples. There was a stream of ads asserting that boys would start wearing dresses to school, students would role-play being in same-sex relationships, and radical LGBT sex and gender education would become mandatory. Safe Schools – a national program to combat bullying of LGBT students – came under particularly heavy and sustained attack.So have any of these fears been realised? The answer seems to be a resounding “no”. If anything, education about sexual orientation and gender identity within schools is becoming more restricted.For example, the South Australian government has ceased to fund the Safe Schools program, two years before the service provider’s contract was due to expire. As a result, that program will end in secondary schools on July 13. The government has indicated that it will be replaced with a general anti-bullying program, but this fails to recognise that LGBTI people have significantly poorer mental health and higher rates of suicide than other Australians because of the discrimination and bullying they are subjected.In Victoria, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has vowed to scrap the Safe Schools program if the Coalition wins the next election. So rather than marriage equality being the catalyst for more inclusive education, the opposite may be true.The campaign around the marriage equality survey also saw opponents assert that allowing same-sex couples to marry would lead to a significant infringement on religious freedom. To allay these concerns, the Turnbull government initiated an inquiry into whether Australian law adequately protects religious freedom. The panel delivered its report last month, but the government has not yet released it to the public.There is concern among human rights advocates that rather than limiting the exemptions that religious organisations currently enjoy from anti-discrimination laws, the government will expand the extent to which people can legitimately be discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Australia ‘No’ camp claims boys will be forced to wear dresses to school after equal marriage voteAustralia has more same-sex couples than ever beforeUK rally to send love to Australia’s equal marriage campaignersRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/six-months-after-marriage-equality-theres-much-to-celebrate-and-still-much-to-do/last_img read more

Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers

first_imgRelated posts:Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal A former prominent judge in the Caribbean province of Limón was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for issuing favorable rulings to drug traffickers. Rosa Elena Gamboa was arrested two years ago on suspicion that she influenced at least two cases involving alleged drug traffickers in 2011 and 2012.One of those cases involved a man who was arrested in 2012 with a ton of marijuana and later released on a ₡3 million ($5,500) bond. He skipped bail and disappeared. Former Limón judge Rosa Elena Gamboa was convicted Friday for aiding drug traffickers and sentenced to 14 years in prison. The Tico TimesAt the time of Gamboa’s arrest in May 2014, then Chief Public Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría said Gamboa, then a superior court judge, had been under investigation for three years.“[Gamboa] maintains relationships with people involved in drug trafficking in the region, and she has tried on at least two occasions to influence judges in the preliminary and intermediary phases of trials. In both cases, [Gamboa] approached the judges and quite openly told them the suspects should not go to jail,” Chavarría said in a press conference at the time.Gamboa, who was 62 when she was arrested, retired after the scandal broke.She was convicted Friday in a Goicoechea courtroom for attempted graft and violation of drug laws.This is a developing story.   Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of

first_imgIn context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5% Club. If only 5 percent of our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights  ‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killedcenter_img Costa Rica on Friday invited the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to visit indigenous territories in the country’s southern zone after the murder of a leader who fought for the defense of native lands, the government announced.The invitation was sent by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lorena Aguilar, to follow up on the precautionary measures ordered by the IACHR to protect the Teribe and Bribrí indigenous communities near Salitre, Puntarenas, in southern Costa Rica.These territories have been the subject of intense police surveillance after Sergio Rojas, a leader of the Bribrí indigenous group, was shot dead Monday.Rojas was a prominent fighter for the recovery of indigenous lands. The IACHR issued precautionary measures in favor of the communities due to the threats they faced in the defense of their lands.Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado condemned the assassination of Rojas and said it was “a tragic day for the Bribrí people, for indigenous peoples and for all of Costa Rica.”The judicial police and the prosecutor’s office sent specialized teams to investigate the murder of the indigenous leader.Read more in The Tico Times: ‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed  Related posts:IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive Costa Rica meets with Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to discuss Nicaragua, Venezuela, indigenous rights U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s deathlast_img read more

Irish airline Aer Lingus has bolstered its Belfast

first_imgIrish airline Aer Lingus has bolstered its Belfast hub and widened its travel horizons, opening new flight routes to southern Europe this week. Flights from Belfast to Rome and Malaga have now been launched, while thrice weekly services to Faro and Budapest are soon to be added – taking the airline’s total Belfast routes to eight.Belfast International Airport has recently grown into a major hub, prompting demands for further infrastructural developments, including a request from one of its major operators – easyJet – for a disused local railway line to be revived.John Doran, the managing director of Belfast International Airport, welcomed the new flight routes, explaining: “We are very pleased to see the arrival of the third Aer Lingus aircraft to be based at Belfast International. This is the culmination of the initial £100 million Aer Lingus investment at the airport and we look forward to working with the airline over the coming months to grow and develop these routes.”Aer Lingus chief executive Dermot Mannion added that the new routes reinforced the group’s commitment to its Belfast base – and would serve to enhance choice for travellers across Ireland.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAer Lingus announces Munich, Milan and Lanzarote flightsAer Lingus announces Munich, Milan and Lanzarote flightsQuarter of a million passengers use Aer Lingus’ Belfast to Heathrow flightAer Lingus has announced that over a quarter of a million passengers used its Belfast to London Heathrow flight during 2008.Aer Lingus adds winter flights from CorkIrish carrier Aer Lingus has announced its winter service at Cork Airport with a new flight to Geneva.last_img read more

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