to go further Information hero Jigme Gyatso Receive email alerts Asia – Pacific Follow the news on See more Jigme Gyatso, also known as Golog Jigme, is a Buddhist monk and human rights activist who found fame with the film “Leaving Fear Behind” which he made with the farmer and film-maker Dhondup Wangchen. The powerful 25-minute documentary consists of interviews with 108 ordinary Tibetans and had a secret screening in Beijing on the opening day of the Olympic Games in 2008 before being shown throughout the world. Jigme Gyatso was immediately arrested, sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment, then beaten and tortured. He was released in October 2008. However, in 2012 Jigme Gyatso, described by fellow Tibetans as “monk of moral integrity and a sincere social worker”, was seized again by the authorities, who are holding him in secret. His family have had no news of him since September 2012. Asia – Pacific Help by sharing this information
Top StoriesBreaking- Give Three Days Prior Notice To Arnab Goswami Before Taking Any Coercive Action Him In TRP Scam: Bombay High Court To Mumbai Police Sharmeen Hakim24 March 2021 12:01 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday admitted Republic TV and Arnab Goswami’s petition challenging Mumbai police’s investigation in the Television Rating Points scam, and granted Goswami protection from arrest.A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale directed the police to give Goswami an advance notice of three days in case they decide to take any coercive action against him…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Wednesday admitted Republic TV and Arnab Goswami’s petition challenging Mumbai police’s investigation in the Television Rating Points scam, and granted Goswami protection from arrest.A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale directed the police to give Goswami an advance notice of three days in case they decide to take any coercive action against him during the course of investigation. Goswami will be at liberty to approach the court against such notice. “Serious malafides have been alleged by the petitioner (Arnab Goswami), ” the bench observed. During the hearing Chief Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare for the Mumbai Police informed the court that they will complete the investigation, qua the petitioners, within 12 weeks. The court has granted the Mumbai Police time to investigate the other channels. The bench said that in light of Bhajan Lal’s case, the investigation can continue. “Investigation is the exclusive purview of the investigating agency, investigation will not be interfered with by court at this stage.”The court admitted the petition and framed the following questions to be decided. Case adjourned to June 28.1. Whether the prayers made for quashing of FIR can be entertained in the absence of the petitioners being arraigned as accused.2. In the absence of the petitioners being made as accused in respect of the FIR, whether the petition can be entertained for transfer of investigation to the CBI and direction not to take any coercive steps against the pet as also their employees and agents.3. Whether the respondents (Mumbai Police) can be permitted to keep the sword of an investigation hanging over the heads of petitioner for indefinite period without them being arraigned as accused.4. Whether the Investigating officer can continue the investigation by invoking the widely worded clause of “suspect”5. Whether the prayers in the Writ Petition can be entertained only on the grounds of serious malafides against the petitioners when they are admittedly not accused in the FIR.Click here to download the OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn has said he is concerned at reports of people queuing from 3am for visa renewals at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and of heavy handed treatment of vulnerable people by the Gardaí.Padraig Mac LochlainnThe Donegal TD was speaking after hearing reports of protests outside the GNIB office at Burgh Quay yesterday.He said “It is very concerning to hear of people spending hours queuing at the office in order to renew their visas. We have heard reports of people queuing from 3am in what was one of the coldest nights of winter so far. “We have also heard reports of some particularly vulnerable people being dealt with aggressively by members of the Gardaí when protesting that there were no more slots available after waiting hours.“I will be raising the issue with the Minister for Justice next week and calling on her to make more resources available to ensure that people do not have to continue to wait in these dire conditions simply to renew their visas.” Mac LOCHLAINN CONCERNED AT TREATMENT OF VULNERABLE AT GARDA IMMIGRATION BUREAU was last modified: November 29th, 2014 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:donegalGardaiImmigrationPadraig Mac Lochlainntreatment
Everything in biology can make perfect sense without the darkness of Darwinism. Take a look.PhysOrg wrote up a new video series by MIT scientist Lorna Gibson, a professor of materials science and engineering. An exceptional communicator, Gibson has produced a series of short video clips examining how woodpeckers avoid brain injury. It’s a delightful set, taking the viewer out into the woods and through museum drawers, studying fossils and living specimens on a quest to figure out how all that hard pecking against hard wood doesn’t give the birds a severe headache (or concussion). After all, the birds experience a deceleration of 600 to 1,500 g’s – over 10 times more than what a human can endure (100 g).What’s notable about the article and the video clips is that “evolution” is nowhere mentioned. Apparently Gibson never heard, or doesn’t believe, that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” It’s not that she is a creationist or advocate of intelligent design. She never sings a hymn or prays. There’s no hint of religion at all. She just applies her scientific methods and reasoning to address an interesting question in science and gain understanding about it. Along the way, she conveys a great deal of information about birds, biology, ecology, physics, mathematics, engineering, history and conservation, keeping it fun. The entire 8-part series is on YouTube. Each episode ranges from 2 to 8 minutes.This is an excellent illustration of how to teach science that we recommend highly! You’ll enjoy watching and learning from Dr. Gibson. She’s not flashy or flamboyant; just factual and to the point. The films are nicely edited with good graphics and locations without being ostentatious. Great for home school parents, teachers and nature lovers of all ages.The birds themselves steal the show. What is most delightful is the complete absence of evolutionary storytelling – and that makes perfect sense. We can see kids gaining a real interest in science through this set.Another good science teacher on the internet is Destin of Smarter Every Day. His YouTube videos illustrate science principles in all kinds of fun situations, all Darwin-free. Subscribe and enjoy!(Visited 206 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
30 January 2008Several Indian companies are in talks to invest in the region of R16-billion in metals and automotive projects at South Africa’s Coega industrial development zone, while Chinese companies are showing strong interest in the Eastern Cape’s hottest industrial property.In a statement last Thursday, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) said that several companies from India and China were looking at the Coega IDZ outside Port Elizabeth to locate their investments.This follows an increased focus on luring investment from the two Asian giants, and according to CDC business development manager Belu Mabandla, it took only a few visits to India and China before they got 15 companies to show “serious intent” to invest in the zone.“Among Indian companies, the total value of investment projects being negotiated exceeds R16-billion and covers the metals and automotive sectors,” the CDC said, adding that three investments from India may be signed during 2008/9.According to the CDC, many Chinese investors view South Africa as a launch pad to the rest of the continent, especially in light of that country’s “Go Africa” strategy.Chinese investors were especially looking at attractive industrial estates for both greenfield projects and merger opportunities with existing local companies.“One of the projects in consideration for the Coega IDZ is large enough to occupy nearly half of the automotive cluster once all phases have been completed,” the CDC said.CDC business development manager Christopher Mashigo said the level of interest from China was beyond his expectations. “There is a high level of optimism about investing in Africa, and most importantly in South Africa”, Mashigo said. “Furthermore Chinese companies understand the concept of an IDZ and what the CDC can offer.“Four to six visits are planned with Chinese companies this year for site visits and discussions regarding the project,” he said.CDC spokesman Ongama Mtimka told The Herald last week that an Indian company, Afro-Asia Steel, had already signed a R75-million project for a steel billets plant at the IDZ.“A record of decision would be formalised soon and the first phase of construction was expected to begin early in the second half of this year,” the paper reported.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
The fund will award 20 grants of $750USD (or equivalent local currency) to Sporting Clubs or Associations throughout 2011. There will be three rounds of grants in 2011:Round 1 April – May $750USD X 7 (or equivalent local currency)Round 2 June – July $750USD X 7 (or equivalent local currency)Round 3 Sept – Oct $750USD X 6 (or equivalent local currency)Sportscover’s desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund as an avenue to sponsor a wide variety of amateur sports men and women, striving to achieve sporting greatness across a broad cross-section of sports. Over the last few years, the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund has donated over $70,000 in $1000 grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations. Further details can be found on the Sportscover website. Click on the following link to be taken to their website:http://www.sportscover.com/supporting-sport.asp?id=2721
Funding of $16 million is available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations to assist their volunteers and encourage volunteering.Volunteer Grants 2011 provides funding of between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations to:Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help volunteers;Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist people in need;Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive;Contribute to the costs of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for volunteers.For more information, please visit the FaHCSIA website:http://fahcsia.gov.au/sa/volunteers/funding/Pages/volunteer_grants2011.aspx
They’re throwing quite a celebration party at the Breslin Center tonight. Michigan State’s men’s basketball team, which clinched a berth into the Final Four earlier this afternoon with a victory against Louisville in the Elite Eight in Syracuse, is back in East Lansing. Tom Izzo’s squad was welcomed home by thousands of roaring fans at their arena. Michigan State is set to face Duke in the Final Four in Indianapolis on Saturday.
Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are exploring the possible expansion of the IDB’s private sector loan portfolio in Jamaica. Story Highlights Against this background, the Minister said the Administration will be encouraging private sector stakeholders to apply to the IDB for funding support through the private sector loan arm, even as its expansion continues. Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says the Government and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are exploring the possible expansion of the IDB’s private sector loan portfolio in Jamaica.While noting that the private sector has access to significant low-cost single-digit interest rates, citing the IDB’s partial credit guarantee loan programme for micro and small enterprises disbursed through the Development Bank of Jamaica as an example, he argued that “we are in need of more development financing.”Against this background, the Minister said the Administration will be encouraging private sector stakeholders to apply to the IDB for funding support through the private sector loan arm, even as its expansion continues.He was speaking at a reception at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Monday (February 26) to welcome IDB President, Luis Alberto Moreno, and other Bank officials for the multilateral institution’s seventh annual meeting of Governors of the Caribbean, today (February 27).Meanwhile, Mr. Shaw said Jamaica and other Caribbean countries continue to value the IDB’s support to the region.He noted that successive Administrations have shared a productive relationship with the IDB, which was highlighted by the Bank’s support for the country when it entered into the Extended Fund Facility arrangement with the International Monetary Fund in 2013, and which has been maintained under the successor Precautionary Standby Arrangement in 2016.“We are very supportive of the work of the IDB and welcome the partnership,” Mr. Shaw said.The seventh annual Caribbean Governors’ Meeting is being hosted by the Bank of Jamaica under the theme: ‘Jump Caribbean’.It will focus on helping the region to embrace the digital revolution as a developmental tool.The IDB has indicated that it wants to improve the capacity of the region to tap into technology and apply innovative methods as a means to solve problems, improve productivity, generate employment and advance development.IDB Governors are expected from the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago.Caribbean Development Bank President, Dr. Warren Smith, will also be in attendance. He noted that successive Administrations have shared a productive relationship with the IDB, which was highlighted by the Bank’s support for the country when it entered into the Extended Fund Facility arrangement with the International Monetary Fund in 2013, and which has been maintained under the successor Precautionary Standby Arrangement in 2016.