Jail terms for king’s online critics upheld on appeal

first_img News March 28, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jail terms for king’s online critics upheld on appeal Organisation News RSF_en ——— RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Authorities keep media in check and reinforce online crackdown2012.02.29Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by Morocco’s recent newspaper censorship and attempts to suppress online free expression. Distribution of the leading Spanish daily El País was again banned on 26 February while two netizens have been given jail sentences in the past few weeks for criticizing the king on social networks.“Morocco has taken the road of political reform, holding a constitutional referendum in July and parliamentary elections in November, but freedom of information is still limited by the two notorious red lines – the king and Islam,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Without freedom of information, the recent attempts to democratize Morocco are doomed. We urge the authorities to apply the same liberalization approach to the media as to the political domain.” El País banned Distribution of the 26 February issue of El País was banned on the grounds that it contained defamatory statements “attacking His Majesty’s image and the country’s institutions.” The offending article consisted of extracts from a book by Catherine Graciet and Eric Laurent entitled “Predator king: buying up Morocco,” which looks at King Mohammed’s accumulation of wealth. His fortune has doubled in the past five years, the authors claim.The communication ministry said the prohibition was issued under article 29 of the press code, which forbids any statements attacking the king. It came just 10 days after an earlier ban, on 16 February, on an El País issue with a cartoon of the king.Reporters Without Borders condemns the failure to change legislation that punishes comments deemed to be offensive to the monarchy and nation. Laws need to be amended in order to stop constraining the freedom of expression and information that is fundamental in a democracy. Morocco’s constitution, which was amended in 2011, makes no provision for punishing freedom of expression but the monarchy’s sacred status is enshrined in article 46, which says “the person of the King is inviolable” and the criminal code contains an array of sanctions for anyone violating this article. Reporters Without Borders deplores the use of lèse-majesté charges to obstruct freedom of information.Reporters Without Borders expressed its concern about the increase in censorship in a letter to the Moroccan authorities on 9 February, condemning the repeated publication bans placed on magazines and newspapers on the grounds of not offending religious sentiment. According to the Spanish news agency EFE, a total of 29 foreign publications were banned from January 2011 to February 2012, including 22 French newspapers and magazines.Rachid Nini, the editor of the Moroccan daily Al-Massae, has meanwhile been held since 28 April 2011 and is serving a one-year jail sentence on a charge of disinformation that was upheld on appeal on 24 October. He was arrested for publishing articles about government corruption. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for his immediate and unconditional release.Online censorshipWalid Bahomane, an 18-year-old student, was tried behind closed doors in Rabat earlier this month on charges of Internet “piracy” and “insulting the sacred values of Morocco and the King” for posting humorous videos and cartoons, including a cartoon of the king, on Facebook.Apparently deciding that the case did not involve free expression, the court finally convicted him on the piracy charge alone on 16 February, sentencing him to a year in prison and a fine of 10,000 dirhams (1,000 euros).Bahomane has been held since 24 January, when the police “seized two Facebook pages (sic) containing phrases and images that insulted sacred values, and an IBM computer.” This young netizen is appealing against his conviction but no date has been set for a hearing.Another student, Abdelsamad Haydour, 24, was convicted in a summary trial behind closed doors in the northern city of Taza on 13 February for criticizing the king in a video posted on YouTube. The court sentenced him to three years in prison and a fine of 10,000 dirhams on a charge of “attacking the nation’s sacred values.” In the 4-minute video, filmed during a demonstration in Taza, Haydour lambasted the regime and described the king as a “dog of a dictator.” He was not allowed access to a lawyer of his choice and the court did not assign one to defend him during the trial.Mohamed El Boukili, a member of the Moroccan Human Rights Association’s administrative committee, told Reporters Without Borders that irregularities marked both trials. Both Bahomane and Haydour signed statements without their lawyer being present and after being held in custody and harassed by the police.“Such procedures are unfortunately the norm in Morocco and, in cases involving the king’s sacred status, prosecutions end only too often in prison sentences,” El Boukili told Reporters Without Borders.Reporters Without Borders has also noted a surge in pro-government cyber-activism on the Moroccan Internet. A group calling itself Kingdom Moroccan Attack keeps hacking into the Facebook pages and email accounts of independent journalists and members of the opposition 20 February Movement. Pro-government disinformation and propaganda campaigns are also being waged online. According to the VoxMaroc blog, some of these campaigns are being steered by the cyber-police, who also have very sophisticated Internet surveillance tools. One of these is a spy programme provided by the French company Amesys.Morocco fell three places in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is now ranked 138th out of 179 countries.Illustration: © Damien Glez, all rights reserved Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more News April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Reporters Without Borders is appalled that an appeal court in Salé (a city near Rabat) yesterday added six months to the one-year jail sentence that 18-year-old student Walid Bahomane received last month on a charge of “attacking the nation’s sacred values” for posting content on Facebook making fun of the king.The young netizen will now have to spend a total of 18 months in prison.The three-year jail sentence that Abdelsamad Haydour received last month on the same charge, for criticizing the king in a video posted on YouTube, was confirmed on 14 March by an appeal court in the northern city of Taza.Reporters Without Borders deplores these summary and unjust appeal procedures, and the extremely harsh sentences, which will just encourage more self-censorship by netizens.Morocco fell three places to 138th position in the 2011/2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. 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Uber Claims Credit for Drop in Drunk Driving Accidents. But Where’s the Evidence?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Last week Uber revealed another way the ridesharing service is revolutionizing travel: Cities that use Uber see a reduction in drunk driving accidents among young people, a company report showed.“When empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives,” the company declared.David Plouffe—President Obama’s former campaign manager who is now filling the same role for Uber—emailed millions of users to share the astounding news. “Since we launched uberX in California, drunk-driving crashes decreased by 60 per month for drivers under 30,” Plouffe wrote. “That’s 1,800 crashes likely prevented over the past 2 ½ years.”What is Uber’s evidence that they “likely prevented” so many crashes?Not much.Indeed, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which co-authored the report, cautioned us against connecting the rise of Uber to a drop in drunk driving. “Nobody is saying that there is a causation relationship here, this is a correlation relationship. Purely correlational,” said Amy George, senior vice president of marketing and communications for MADD. (MADD took a less cautious stance in a  press release last week: New Report from MADD, Uber Reveals Ridesharing Services Important Innovation to Reduce Drunk Driving.)Uber’s report has two key graphics: The first shows alcohol-involved crashes in California markets where Uber operates. The second shows the same, but in cities where there is no Uber service. Each graph compares accidents between under-30 and 30-and-over drivers. The charts actually show, in general, a downward trend of drunk driving accidents in both Uber and non-Uber markets.But Uber and Plouffe are hanging their assertion on another facet of the analysis: drunk driving crashes for those under 30 have dropped more in cities that have Uber versus those that don’t. “We believe there is a direct relationship between the presence of uberX (Uber’s lowest-cost option) in a city and the amount of drunk driving crashes involving younger populations,” the report says.That could be. But we don’t really know, and neither does Uber.center_img Uber does not provide evidence in its report that Uber users and those under 30 are the same population. A methodology shared with us by Uber asserts that their users are generally younger and more technologically savvy. MADD’s George said they sent the data analysis to an outside research group for extra vetting. She declined to name the group because they were not formally part of the report.Michael Amodeo, an Uber spokesperson, sent us a statement in response to questions about the analysis:“We believe the results of the study are an encouraging step in the right direction and provide evidence that ridesharing services like Uber are making a meaningful and positive impact on mindsets and the rate of drunk driving. We attempt to deal with other factors in our study by breaking out the under 30 and over 30 groups, and we’re comparing them against each other.”Uber’s report credits an analysis by Nate Good, who is chief technology officer for an online ticketing company as well as an amateur statistician and self-described ridesharing proponent. Uber’s report reads: “Inspired by Nate Good’s analysis—which demonstrated a clear downward trend in alcohol-related crashes in Pennsylvania’s youngest cohort once ridesharing was available—we decided to replicate that study in California at large using data procured from the State.”However, Good’s study had nothing to do with “alcohol-related crashes.” Good analyzed DUI arrests. “That was a poor choice of words on Uber’s part,” Good told us.Good was careful to note various caveats of his analysis. No 1 on his list: “Correlation does not equate to causation.” No. 2: “I am a computer science professional and a data science enthusiast, but by no means a statistician.”Good said he attempted to analyze alcohol-involved crash data but could not find a reliable data source.We’ve also reached out to Plouffe, but haven’t heard back yet.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

Two River Politicians In The News

first_imgBy Jay Cook |In the midst of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica personal privacy and data release scandal which has dominated the 24-hour news cycle in recent weeks, one of New Jersey’s own federal representatives were questioned and challenged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his second consecutive day in Washington, D.C.U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6), the ranking member of the federal Committee on Energy and Commerce, was given the floor and delivered a critical opening statement to Zuckerberg on Wednesday morning.“Facebook is just the latest in a never-ending string of companies that vacuum up our data but fail to keep it safe,” Pallone said as Zuckerberg sat in front of him. “This incident demonstrates yet again that our laws are not working.”On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-6), of Long Branch delivered the opening remarks at a hearing at which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the federal House Energy and Commerce Committee. Pallone is the ranking member.The hearings come after Facebook came under fire for not protecting who can access its personal privacy data. A third-party app created by Aleksandr Kogan collected data from over 80 million Facebook users which was then given to Cambridge Analytica for use in the 2016 presidential election.To prevent that from happening again, Pallone pushed for more legislative oversight.“We need comprehensive privacy and data security legislation,” said Pallone. “We need baseline protections that stretch from internet service providers to data brokers to app developers and to anyone else who makes a living off our data. We need to figure out how to make sure these companies act responsibly even before the press finds out.”Zuckerberg, who was questioned at length on Tuesday by representatives from both political parties, doubled down on the positive impact Facebook has had on the world. He said 70 million small businesses use the social media site to grow and it’s helped organize social movements like #MeToo, March for our Lives and Hurricane Harvey relief efforts last summer.“It’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well, and that goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy,” said Zuckerberg. “We didn’t take a broad enough view of responsibility and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake and I’m sorry.”Holmdel’s DiMaso Pushing for More Gun LegislationSince being sworn in four months ago, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) is making one of her first pushes for legislation in Trenton. Last week, DiMaso, along with Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-21), made a call for legislators to take action on 10 bills designed to make New Jersey schools safer.The bills were drafted with guidance and information learned through hearings after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The legislative push also comes nearly two months after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14 where 17 students and staff were gunned down by a former student.“Many school districts are doing everything they can to ensure their schools are as safe as possible, but the state can do more to help ensure those districts are using the best practices,” DiMaso said in a news release.The bills call for additional supervision over student and staff identification in schools, more enhanced communication and better training for school staff.“Everyone should feel safe at school: students, parents, and teacher alike,” said DiMaso. “Making sure that all our schools are using the best plans will ease all concerns.”Here is a list of the proposed bills:• Requiring the attorney general and Education Department to share best practices on school security with school districts (AR154), based on recommendation No. 4 of the 2015 N.J. School Security Task Force report.• Training for all school employees and local police on how to handle a school emergency (A3787 and A3793), based on recommendation No. 5 of the 2015 N.J. School Security Task Force Report and recommendation No. 5.10 of the 2013 N.J. SAFE Task Force Report.• Create a 24-hour State Police hotline for tips that must be shared with local police and school officials (A3789), based on recommendation No. 5.1 of the 2013 N.J. SAFE Task Force Report.• Better real-time communication between school security, emergency responders and law enforcement during emergencies, and procedures to notify parents (A3788), based on recommendation No. 10-12 of the 2015 N.J. School Security Task Force Report.• Require all school employees and students to carry identification cards (A3790), based on recommendation No. 27-31 of the 2015 N.J. School Security Task Force Report.• The Department of Education must review and rate all school safety and security plans and school district emergency communications policies (A3791).• Require DOE and Homeland Security to develop online forum for schools to share best practices (A3792), based on recommendation No. 5.12 of the 2013 N.J. SAFE Task Force Report.Stoler Suspends Primary Race Against Incumbent SmithInstead of a head-to-head race with longtime Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4) in the June primary elections, his challenger and fellow Republican Felicia Stoler bowed out of the race earlier this month, so she can face Smith in the November general election.Stoler is now running as The Inclusion Candidate and has focused her campaign on term limits, tort reform, family law, health care, education affordability and taxes.“I want to give people in the district a real choice in November,” Stoler said.“I want to hear from all of you,” Stoler continued. “I want to hear what’s important to you, I want to address your issues so that you have fair representation regardless of what party you are a registered voter for.”Stoler, 51, is a registered dietician professional with offices in Red Bank. She’s been featured on national broadcasts with Fox & Friends, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News.To keep Two River area residents up to date on the political movements countywide and in their respective towns, The Two River Times will be compiling local coverage and notices of different happenings from now up until the November 2018 elections. Please send additional tips, notes or information to reporter Jay Cook at [email protected] article was first published in the April 12-19, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Temple women’s basketball outplayed on ‘both sides of the floor’ in loss

first_imgSophomore guard Marissa Mackins, who led the team with 19 points, said that the Eagles were playing aggressive, but the Owls largely beat themselves.  “They were doubling [junior forward] Mia [Davis], who is our go-to on offense,” Mackins said. “But like coach [said], we weren’t doing what we were supposed to be doing on either end of the court. So really it was on us.” “They have guys that can beat you off the dribble, and are capable of knocking in threes,” Cardoza said. “And they’re really quick, just stopping them in transition was really difficult.” Offensively, the Owls struggled to take care of the ball. The Owls finished with 15 turnovers, compared to just four from Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles took the ball away 12 times, while the Owls recorded just one steal.  “I thought that we would compete a little bit better than we did today,” Cardoza said. “I thought on both sides of the floor they dominated us and made it difficult to defend them and difficult for us to score.” Redshirt-sophomore guard Ashley Jones dribbles the ball down the court during the Owls’ game against Florida Gulf Coast at McGonigle Hall on Dec. 22 | NICK DAVIS / THE TEMPLE NEWS Cardoza felt that the Owls were giving up too many wide-open threes, a shot that Florida Gulf Coast was capable of hitting. The Eagles’ balanced offense was difficult to defend, Cardoza said.  Redshirt-senior guard Davion Wingate gave the Owls trouble, in particular, scoring 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field. Wingate is currently shooting 50 percent from three on the season after making six threes out of eight attempts against the Owls. The Owls did not give enough attention to her threat, Cardoza said. center_img The Owls struggled all day to find their shot, while Florida Gulf Coast did not. The Eagles took more than twice as many three-pointers as the Owls did, hitting them at a 40.4 percent rate, compared to the Owls’ 27.3 percent shooting mark from three.  Temple University women’s basketball (6-6, 0-1, The American Athletic Conference) fell short to Florida Gulf Coast University (12-2) Sunday afternoon at McGonigle Hall, 93-67.  “It’s something that we just haven’t been able to focus on,” Cardoza said. “Knowing where the shots are coming from and knowing where we need to go.”  The Owls lacked intensity from the beginning of the game, coach Tonya Cardoza said. Florida Gulf Coast’s ability to grab offensive rebounds killed any type of comeback the Owls could have mounted in the second half. The Eagles took long-distance shots, which yielded longer bounces on rebounds. The Eagles grabbed six offensive boards in the last two quarters. The Owls’ next game is at La Salle (6-6) Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgHE has saved ships from disaster and helped rescue countless souls at sea.And today Patsy Canning hangs up his hat on his final day at Malin Head Coast Guard station.Patsy has worked through hurricane storm winds, Christmas Days and even on his birthday to help keep people safe not just around Ireland but way out into the Atlantic Ocean. “We’d like to wish Patsy all the very best on his retirement and thank him for his many years of dedicated service,” said a Coast Guard spokesman in Dublin.Coast Guard crews from Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal and from the North have sent him their good wishes.Enjoy life without those night shifts Patsy!Follow the leader – https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily   COAST GUARD PAYS TRIBUTE AS PATSY RETIRES FROM MALIN HEAD STATION was last modified: August 29th, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:donegal daily newsMalin Head Coast GuardPatsy Canningretirementlast_img read more


first_imgIt must be all the practise he gets on Donegal’s greens which have helped one golfer score the week of his life.Paul McGinley hasn’t hit three hole-n-ones like his brother!Some golfers wait a lifetime for an ace, some golfers never hit one but the brother of one of Ireland’s best-known golfers has done it three times in less than a week.Michael McGinley, the brother of last year’s victorious European Ryder Cup captain whose mum and dad hail from Donegal, tamed the par threes at the world-class Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Michael is a regular on Donegal’s greens and often plays with brother Paul and dad Mick.He lives in the United Arab Emirates where he works in the duty free industry.He got the ball rolling on February 12 when he sank his approach to the fourth hole.Just over 24 hours later, he repeated the feat at the par three fifth and, incredibly, four days later he made it a hat-trick of aces at the eighth. Three hole-in-ones on three separate holes at the same course. The odds for such an achievement are said to be 75,000,000/1.Michael plays off a plus-one handicap and is well known in amateur circles in Ireland.“It is an amazing feeling. I had a hole in one when I was 15 years old and haven’t had one since,” McGinley said. “To have three in six days is just incredible and something that I will definitely never forget. Achieving two holes in one in two days was something special, however the third really is unbelievable.”DONEGAL GOLF GREENS HELP McGINLEY SINK THREE HOLE-IN-ONES! was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalgolfhole in onePaul McGinleylast_img read more

Personalization of Mobile Apps and Ways to do It

first_imgPersonalizing a mobile app is the key to its effectiveness and success; the personalization lends focus and beauty to your app design. There are a few specific ways to implement personalization into your app, making it appealing, beneficial and most of all — sought after. Marketing strategies always do better when you are not fighting the mobile app. Make sure that the personalization of your mobile app is ready when you are.Personalization of mobile apps and ways to do it.The way to personalize your mobile app need not be difficult. These are the things to consider and get right:The modern generation knows precisely how they want to interact.The modern generation knows exactly how they want it to happen.They also know what available channels there are.Everyone knows the best channel one prefers for communication.All people today buy a product online by researching first.People like to read reviews and testimonials.You will not find anyone taking out a loan without looking at all of the sources.Even when it comes to looking for debt relief options, modern consumers go through different reviews and debt consolidation ratings before the final choice.Many marketers still struggle with personalization of email marketing campaigns and web experiences. You can fix your efforts through correct personalization of the mobile app.Personalization of mobile apps.Reasons to invest your time, effort, and money into making the customer experience great.Personalization is not only because smartphones are incredibly personal devices. Your target audience will likely be using their phone most of the time, whether it for personal or for professional use.The phone use will provide you, as a marketer, with a more significant opportunity to promote the value proposition of your business and brand more effectively and efficiently.A personalized phone app will also enable you to stay in the competition. Hundreds if not thousands of apps are being added to the stores such as Google and iOSon a daily basis.A personalized mobile app will increase the average retention rates of your users.Smartphone users now have multiple options for just about everything; ease of use makes a difference — make your app easy to use and fully optimized.The average user churn rate and retention will also be affected by a reduced churn of users abandoning the app.Make your user experience the best.Personalization of apps is crucial to drop or eliminate the churn rate.Industries are at present, experiencing a low churn of about 75% only on an average by the third month after the app has been downloaded. Great news, until you consider that you’ve just lost more than 50% of your user base.The primary reason behind such an alarming figure. Users drop, switch, and abandon if they don’t feel anything significant that encourages them to stay hooked to your apps.Lack of engagement with your customer is a suck point — and happens when your app is not optimized. The way to fix a high churn rate is to focus on personalization and implement better features that will eventually improve engagement rates for your app.Ways to personalize mobile apps.Mobile apps ideally leverage personalization and help in defining the experience of the person using the app.Personalize and enhance the experience, level of engagement, as well as the retention rates.Facilitate word of mouth marketing and implement a few referral campaigns for your loyal users.There are a few specific ways in which you can personalize your mobile app for the users.Start by Personalization of Mobile Apps, improving the onboarding experience of the users.Consider the data points of the installer. Ask: what is the source of the user? What is my customer base looking for? Why did this user download this app?With the help of such data, you will be able to create a more customized journey for the users within the app by reinforcing the offers in your app. Make the users feel that their preferences are considered and being taken into account by you.Focus on push and in-app notifications, ensuring that uninterrupted and consistent communication is maintained with the app users.Help the users to use the app in a better and easier way. Make your app appealing, prolonging the app session of the user. If they love it, they will return for a longer session.Create an in-app community of your users. They will love this — an in-app community is one of the best ways to personalize your app.ConclusionKeep your clients and customers and users motivated to interact more with one another and share their experiences. Help your user base find easy and effective solutions to common problems.In addition to the above, you can also be incentivizing a few activities. Boost motivation of the user of your app by asking them to get involved in the app improvement. Ask their opinion, and they will tell you. Have a place where they can respond to you and they will pick your app everytime. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marina thomas Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Marina Thomas is a marketing and communication expert. She also serves as a content developer with many years of experience. She helps clients in long-term wealth plans. She has previously covered an extensive range of topics in her posts, including Money Saving, Budgeting, Cryptocurrency, Business debt consolidation, Business, and Start-ups. Related Posts Tags:#apps#mobile#Tools last_img read more

Evan Rachel Wood self harmed during abusive relationship

first_imgLos Angeles: Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she used to self harm when she was involved in an “abusive relationship”. The ‘Westworld’ star opened up about the abuse on Twitter recently, using the #IAmNotOk hashtag in an attempt to raise awareness about domestic violence. “Two years into my abusive relationship. I resorted to self harm. When my abuser would threaten or attack me, I cut my wrist as a way to disarm him.” “It only made the abuse stop temporarily. At that point I was desperate to stop the abuse and I was too terrified to leave,” Rachel Wood tweeted, alongside a picture of herself with scars on her arm. The 31-year-old actor also shared photographs from a shoot which she attended during that time, adding she “fell into a pool of tears” on the job and had to go home. She recently opened up about her abusive relationship.last_img read more

Accidental shot from colleague kills lady Home Guard in Krishnanagar

first_imgKolkata: A lady Home Guard of Nadia District Police died after a bullet was fired ‘accidentally’ from another Home Guard’s pistol while cleaning the weapon. The deceased, identified as Debashree Ghosh (35), was posted at the police line in Krishnanagar.However, Biplab Ghosh, the elder brother of Debashree, filed a complaint on Thursday, alleging that she was murdered and her death was not accidental as three bullets wounds were found on her body. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAccording to sources, Ghosh was performing duty along with another Home Guard identified as Mithun Mir on Wednesday morning at the armory of Nadia District police lines in Krishnanagar. At around 8 am, her colleague was cleaning his service pistol. While doing so, Mir’s finger pressed the trigger accidentally and a shot was fired. The bullet hit a wooden bench and then pierced Ghosh’s abdomen. Immediately, she was rushed to the Krishnanagar District Hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead. Ghosh, a resident of Shantipur, had joined the police force approximately a year ago. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe was posted at the police lines just a month ago after being transferred from Chopra police station which was her first posting. Before losing consciousness, Ghosh had requested her colleagues to look after her 11-month-old son. Later, her family members arrived at the hospital and demanded an inquiry into the incident. “We heard that a bullet had hit her accidentally. We want a proper investigation on this,” said one of her relatives. Sources informed that the Superintendent of Police (SP), Nadia has already ordered a probe in this regard. Questions have arose on whether Mir was trained enough to operate a firearm. Also, while cleaning a firearm, the magazine is detached to avoid any accident, which was not followed in this case. Mir is currently being interrogated.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp responds to Mourinhos jibe

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to Jose Mourinho’s jibes suggesting he should start watching his press conferences.The United boss lambasted his critics with his response when he mentioned Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino are not subjected to the same kind of pressure as him.Mourinho reminded the press that Klopp is yet to win a trophy outside of his home country of Germany.And the German gaffer was asked what he made of Mourinho’s comments after Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Leicester.“What? What did he say? Now I’m interested,” was Klopp’s response when asked about Mourinho, before it was explained to him what had been said.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He’s right, that’s right. If he is speaking about me. Probably there are a few more managers in the league but you thought it was about me – no problem.“He is right absolutely. He is probably the most successful manager in the [Premier League] in that moment. I have no problem with that.“I don’t watch Jose Mourinho press conferences – should I? I will start doing that. I cannot say anything about that.“[I have] no clue what you are talking about to be 100 percent honest. If he said I didn’t win anything outside Germany then he’s right – that’s easy to see.”last_img read more