Pakistan

first_img Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pakistan The Pakistan Press Foundation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire The major daily Dawn For the time being, Pakistanis are enthusiastically using cybercafés, which are everywhere in the cities. In Peshawar, a new one opens nearly every day.Use of the Internet during the Pearl caseThe Daniel Pearl murder showed how the Internet can exacerbate rising tensions in Pakistan. The Musharraf government supported the Taliban in Afghanistan until the 11 September attacks and has to cope with Islamic fundamentalists in Pakistan itself. The Internet can also be used by these extremists to their advantage. The kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Pearl on 23 January 2002 and his murder by a Pakistani fundamentalist group was an example. The kidnappers made great use of the Internet, logging on with their personal computers and in cybercafés to announce the kidnapping, put out political statements and generally publicise their crime.The case could perhaps hamper growth of the Internet in Pakistan. The US government regularly complains about how Al-Qaeda militants use the Internet, often from Pakistan, to put out their messages, organise themselves and launch operations.In January 2003, the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) was put in charge of fighting cybercrime and cyber-terrorism and with US money and staff support, the government set up a system of surveillance of the Internet. Until then, Pakistan police had only three officers trained in combating cybercrime. The authorities have not said whether the FIA will monitor e-mail messages. Military regime targets South Asia Tribune siteThe information ministry indicated in a special announcement on 2 November 2002 that newspapers reproducing articles from the Washington-based South Asia Tribune website (www.satribune.com) could be prosecuted under a new libel law that came into effect a month earlier and provides for up to three months in jail, a fine of about 50,000 rupees (850 euros) and an obligatory public apology by those found guilty.The South Asia Tribune was founded in July 2002 by Shaheen Sebhai, a former senior editor of the daily The News, who has been exiled in the United States since March 2002. The website has reported several corruption and human rights scandals involving the government and gets about 100,000 visitors a month. Pakistani papers have also reprinted material from it. The information ministry announcement did not mention Sebhai or his website by name, simply referring to a Pakistani journalist it said had gone into voluntary exile and launched a campaign to defame the government and its officials.Since he has been in exile, Sebhai has been targeted by the government. An army employee filed a complaint against him for a burglary supposedly committed in February 2001 and several of his friends were arrested and held several weeks in Islamabad in connection with it. Journalist colleagues have been threatened by intelligence agents for publicly defending him. Attempts to control the InternetThe South Asia Tribune site reported in November 2002 that the PTA had in July that year ordered ISPs and cybercafé owners to keep a record of the names, connection times, numbers called and computer identities of their customers. Senior PTA official Col. Nayyar Hassan said the order to ISPs to keep this data for a month was justified by the rise in cybercrime. Cybercafé owners were required to keep such records for two weeks. The South Asia Tribune said the PTA had issued a reminder in August that the data should collected and kept. However, Col. Hassan himself admitted the order was being disregarded.The Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) announced on 2 April 2003 that 400 new sites with “indecent” content had been added to an earlier list of 100 banned websites and asked Internet operators to block access to them. ISPs said the move would slow down Internet access. A senior PTCL official, Zahir Khan, said on 6 April that access to nearly 1,800 pornographic sites had been banned and that the PTCL was thinking of importing software to make it easier to do. Also targeted were “anti-Islamic” and “blasphemous” sites. The PTCL admitted the blocking would temporarily slow down Internet navigation but said it was necessary because of what it called the great threat to society from such sites. Mairajul Huda, a leader of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party, welcomed the moves and said the electronic media had to be reformed to bring them into line with the country’s culture and religion so young people would not be tempted by such evil.Cyberwar between India and PakistanThe Pakistani government set up a special interministerial committee in May 2003 to counter increasing attacks on government websites by Indian hackers who were making them inaccessible. Information technology minister Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari said that if the attackers were identified, the government would take the matter to the relevant international authorities to seek their punishment. The previous month, he had said the government was thinking of hiring its own hackers to fight the attacks. The daily paper The News said the government’s working group on Internet security was responsible for protecting the country’s cyber-security. News April 21, 2021 Find out more Links:The US-based South Asia Tribune News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan The country’s main ISP PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more With only a half a million Internet users, Pakistan is quite behind with new information technology. This is mainly because of the country’s large size and low level of economic development, including only a few million private phone lines, mostly in big cities. Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s government appears to favour its growth, even though on the day he seized power, 12 October 1999, the army cut off all Internet connections for several hours, and in July 2002, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) tried to force cybercafés owners to record the names of their customers.Gen. Musharraf says his government has invested more than 100 million euros in communications and sharply reduced the cost of connections and services since 1999. Pakistan has since launched a programme to boost digital technology, the Information Technology and Telecom Policy.Slow and difficult developmentThis policy has led the government to cut Internet connection costs and invest in telecommunications infrastructure, while putting the Internet under the direct supervision of the PTA. The state’s monopoly in the sector ended in December 2001 but big Internet operators such as AOL are reluctant to invest in a country where scant profits are to be made. The Internet is not yet widespread and is still mainly accessed through cybercafés. It does not seem to be especially censored. But the Daniel Pearl kidnapping and murder case showed how it could be used by extremists. The military regime has made every effort to block access to a US-based investigative journalism website. 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Two teenagers killed by suspect running from police in Mishawaka

first_img Google+ Twitter Twitter (“Police Line / Police Tape” by Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0) A fatal crash that happened Wednesday evening in Mishawaka was the result of a suspect running from police.Below is the full release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutors Office:St. Joseph County – Yesterday evening at approximately 8:00 p.m., Mishawaka PoliceDepartment officers were dispatched to the 500 block of E. 12th St. where a door had beenkicked in at a residence. Officers engaged in a foot pursuit with a male near that addresswho they then saw get into the back seat of a silver Pontiac Grand Prix. Officers pursuedthe Pontiac for less than a minute when the Pontiac, traveling westbound on 13th St., struck a Chevrolet Cavalier traveling south on Spring St. Two males were seen fleeing on foot from the Pontiac, and a female passenger in the Pontiac remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. At this time, the driver of the Pontiac is unknown.Both occupants of the Cavalier were taken to the hospital where they were subsequentlypronounced deceased. They have been positively identified as Clayton McClish, M/W 19years old of Osceola, and Elizabeth Johnson, F/W 18 years old of Mishawaka.The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT) was activated, per protocol, to assistwith the investigation. This remains an active and on-going investigation. Anyone withinformation is asked to call FACT at 574-235-9514 or Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP Two teenagers killed by suspect running from police in Mishawaka WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Carl Stutsman – December 3, 2020 2 484 IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSilver Beach Hotel has licenses suspended for violating COVID-19 state mandateNext articleLou Holtz honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

Damascus, Va.

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Crime and violence in the Caribbean an obstacle for development

first_img Share Share Tweet NewsRegional Crime and violence in the Caribbean an obstacle for development by: – April 20, 2012 8 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Photo credit: baltimore_cbslocal.comWASHINGTON, USA — High crime rates in Latin America and the Caribbean not only take a terrible toll in terms of human lives and social problems, they also often constitute the main obstacle to these countries’ development.Large numbers of crimes and criminals carry considerable costs for the countries that must fight them, but also for economic activities, due to the high costs of security and the lack of confidence they generate among potential investors.The problem is increasingly serious in Central America, for example, where more than 18,000 homicides occurred in 2010, a figure that places the isthmus among the world’s least secure areas.Experts agree that all of these deaths, illegal weapons on the streets and youth gang violence, usually associated with drug trafficking, seriously threaten the long-term development potential of these countries.Why the violence?For Father Pepe Moratlla, a Spanish priest who has worked in a poor El Salvadoran community for over 25 years, the rise in crime “is the result of the lack of work, of decent wages, as well as of the weak family structure.”Enrique Molina, of the Barrio-Ciudad Project in Honduras, believes that violence erupts in “communities that do not have running water, that do not have sanitation systems, and that face difficulties with access. In many of these neighborhoods, residents do not take advantage of existing public spaces; rather, they are used by those who want to harm these communities.”The lack of opportunities and the fact that Central America is the mandatory transit corridor for drug trafficking to the United States, combine to create a problem that goes well beyond the borders of the countries and the solutions that each government may implement to address it. In June 2011, Central American countries organized a summit in Guatemala to propose joint solutions, but especially to ask for help from the international community and multilateral institutions such as the World Bank and others.Solutions With support from the international community, but especially through the tireless efforts of civil society organizations, several Central American countries have launched initiatives to prevent violence or decrease its impact. One of these is Father Moratlla’s Education and Work Foundation, which is implementing a musical education program in 40 schools in El Salvador.“The objective is to counteract violence and the formation of youth gangs with a music culture,” the priest explains. In Honduras, for example, the government finances the Barrio-Ciudad Project to improve infrastructure and services such as garbage collection in poor communities. “The project has really changed the lives of all of us here in the neighborhood,” says Adali Correa, a leader in the Villanueva neighborhood of Tegucigalpa.On the World Bank’s Facebook page, Elida Domínguez from Argentina proposed that “there should be more work and education” to fight crime. “They should stop showing violent programs on TV,” wrote Annete Bello. Aaroncito Leiva recommended “strict, irrevocable laws, without any rights for criminals.”At any rate, it is clear that there is no single solution for every case, and countries facing this problem need all the support they can get to ensure that crime and violence no longer threaten their future. Caribbean News Now Sharelast_img read more

Clonoulty Rossmore hurlers set for 24 hour turnaround

first_imgPhoto: Stephen Gleeson Clonoulty Rossmore’s U21 A hurlers have a busy weekend – as they were crowned West Champions this afternoon.They overcame Cashel King Cormacs 2-16 to 2-7.They now go on to play the North winners – Kiladangan – in the County semi final tomorrow afternoon. West Board Chairman John O’ Shea says a 24 hours turnaround is not ideal…Meanwhile, on the other side of the draw, mid champions Holycross Ballycahill went up against south champions Carrick Swans in Golden in the other County U21 A semi final.At half time Holycross led well 14 points to 3, and it finished Swans 1-8 Holycross Ballycahill 1-25.last_img

Daniel O’Donnell beaming in pictures with newborn grand-niece

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell looked over the moon yesterday morning (Sat) as he shared a pic of his newborn niece.In the pics shared by Daniel himself, we see him holding the baby girl alongside her mother, Daniel’s niece and PA, according to RVSP Live.In a second photo, we see Mia with both of her parents, Neil and Trish as they smile happily holding the new member of their family. Swipe down to see the gorgeous pics of Daniel and his grand-nieceDaniel O’Donnell beaming in pictures with newborn grand-niece was last modified: September 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

QPR v Wigan player ratings

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Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting style

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds02:28Panelo on facing commute challenge: ‘It’s a silly acceptance’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img So far in his first four games as a pro , Ball has certainly  had his share of ups and downs shooting the rock. The 19-year-old playmaker is currently averaging 29.4 percent from three-point range and 34.8 percent overall.But as far as Lakers head coach Luke Walton is concerned, he won’t require his new starting point guard to alter his shooting style anytime soon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“For us to try to mess with it would be silly, because the ball goes in the net,” he told Laker analyst for Spectrum SportsNet, Mike Bresnahan.Lonzo’s unique shooting style won’t be changed.“For us to try to mess with it would be silly,” Luke said, b/c “the ball goes in the net.”— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 24, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix.  (AP Photo/Matt York)Aside from his phenomenal court vision, the thing that stands out the most with Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is his awkward-looking shooting form.Although he was a consistent three-point threat in his lone year at UCLA—knocking down a respectable  41.2 percent clip from beyond the arc—most pundits doubt if he can translate the success in the big leagues if he won’t tinker his shot.ADVERTISEMENT The Lakers currently hold a 2-2 win/loss record, with the second overall pick averaging 11.5 points, 9 boards and 9 assists per contest.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:John Wall on Lonzo Ball: ‘His dad does all the talking for him’NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hypeADVERTISEMENT Moment of truth Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Papa is good or bad? Ziva Dhoni has a smart answer. Watch video

first_imgMS Dhoni is spending some quality time with his family as Team India battles it out in the Test series in England. Dhoni had retired from Test cricket back in 2014 during India’s tour of Australia.Dhoni now plays in only the shorter formats. He was in superb form for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League but he could not repeat his fireworks in the ODIs against England – in fact, he was booed over his go-slow approach at Lord’s.However, Dhoni is now chilling with his family at home. Far from the heat of international cricket, MS Dhoni posted a video where he was seen playing with daughter Ziva. Someone in the background asks Ziva if papa is good or bad and she replies: “All of you are good.”Dhoni playfully throws balloons at Ziva, who could not hide her glee.Dhoni remains India’s most successful captain across formats. He had led India to triumph in the 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.MS Dhoni led India with authority, liked his style of captaincy: Clive LloydZiva, meanwhile, has become quite the social media star. During the IPL, many of her videos went viral. After Chennai Super Kings won the IPL, Ziva was at the ground as Dhoni lifted her up in his arms.Watch: MS Dhoni relives the old days at a waterfall near RanchiDhoni will next be seen in action at the Asia Cup in September. In 321 ODIs he has scored 10046 runs including 10 hundreds and 67 half-centuries.advertisementlast_img read more