Rohingyas refugees cross the border into Bangladesh (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information ————————————————————————–Update (25 September 2017):Burmese journalists Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were released on bail by a court in Cox’s Bazar on 22 September but are still facing trial on all three charges, with the result that they cannot leave Bangladesh. RSF is relieved by their release but calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to drop all charges against them and, more broadly, to allow the media to fulfil their duty to cover the Rohingya refugee crisis. ————————————————————————– Bangladesh is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists BangladeshMyanmarAsia – Pacific Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsPhotoreportage News Organisation RSF_en BangladeshMyanmarAsia – Pacific Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsPhotoreportage Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to act judiciously in the case of two Burmese journalists held on spying charges in the southeastern city of Cox’s Bazar. They were arrested a week ago while on assignment for the German magazine GEO to cover the Rohingya refugee crisis. “We are very disturbed by the spying charge, which is not based on any evidence and is probably due to factors that have nothing to do with these two journalists,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Their professionalism is unanimously recognized and they were just trying to do their job by documenting the region’s acute crisis.” Follow the news on Asia – Pacific In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival September 16, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Two Burmese journalists arrested in Bangladesh while covering Rohingya exodus They were arrested on 7 September although the police did not report their detention until Friday. After their arrest, they were taken to the capital, Dhaka, for secret interrogation and were then returned to Cox’s Bazar. The police said the charges against them include spreading “false information” and “false impersonation” because they entered Bangladesh on tourist visas rather than as journalists – charges described as relatively minor by their lawyer, Jyotirmoy Barua. Photo-journalist Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat are facing the possibility for being jailed for five years for trying to cover the crisis resulting from the exodus of around 400,000 Muslim Rohingyas from neighbouring Myanmar since late August. to go further News Receive email alerts June 10, 2021 Find out more News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom A request for their release on bail was rejected yesterday. Meanwhile, they have not been able to see their lawyer. RSF calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to respect the rule of law in their handling of the case. News But they are also charged with spying because, according to the Cox’s Bazar police chief, they were “collecting information on the Rohingya for Myanmar.” This carries a possible five-year jail sentence. June 2, 2021 Find out more
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brooklyn woman was convicted Tuesday of killing her 28-year-old neighbor, dismembering the victim’s body and scattering the remains in Bay Shore and Hempstead last year.A Suffolk County jury found Leah Cuevas, 44, guilty of second-degree murder.Prosecutors said Cuevas killed Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, a Guyanese immigrant and mother of four, in the apartment building where the suspect and victim both had lived.The victim was reported missing July 5. Her torso and severed legs were found in a vacant lot on the corner of Maple Avenue and Gibson Street in Bay Shore on July 8. The victim’s head and arms were found days later scattered in Hempstead.Cuevas denied killing Browne and had told neighbors that the victim “walked off with a Jamaican man.”Judge John Toomey is scheduled to sentence Cuevas on Jan. 14. She faces up to 25 years in prison.
by: Brandon KuehlCost concerns, delays in smoothing out technical details and hold-ups among plastic card suppliers have slowed some community financial institutions’ (FIs’) transition to EMV chip cards. However, there remains strong value in being proactive when it comes to an EMV chip card conversion. That value is in the added security offered by chip technology, making cardholders more likely to pull the card from their wallets first.Below are some factors for community FIs to remember when looking at their own EMV implementation timeline:Don’t wait — Communicate your plans to your vendors sooner rather than later. Queues are long and likely to get longer.Consider mass reissuance — Mass reissuance wasn’t common for credit programs converting to EMV. However, it will likely be more common with debit cards due to the volume of cards and the quickly approaching liability shift date.Don’t panic — Many merchants are in the same boat (it’s estimated just 34 percent of retailers will be EMV ready by October 2015). continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
70SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Edwards Michael S. Edwards is the Vice President for Advocacy and General Counsel of World Council of Credit Unions. Michael directs World Council’s Advocacy Department in Washington, DC and represents the … Web: www.woccu.org Details The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which is headquartered at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, calls itself “the primary global standard-setter for the prudential regulation of banks and provides a forum for cooperation on banking supervisory matters.” Many countries around the world have adopted Basel Committee standards for banks, and sometimes also for credit unions, because of the Committee’s supposed expertise regarding banking regulation. Although credit union supervisors like the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) have occasionally looked to Basel standards to inspire their credit union rules—such as NCUA’s Basel III-derived “Risk-Based Capital 2” (RBC2) regulation, for example—until recently the Basel Committee had never issued guidance targeted at credit unions specifically.That changed a few months ago: In a recent proposal, Guidance on the Application of the Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision to the Regulation and Supervision of Institutions Relevant to Financial Inclusion, the Basel Committee had a lot to say about credit unions. Unfortunately, despite years of outreach, meetings and written comments to the Committee by World Council of Credit Unions (World Council), many of the Committee’s proposed statements betray a fundamental lack of knowledge and understanding about credit unions. World Council submitted detailed comments in response to this proposal and we and our member associations continue to advocate for the Committee to retract its inaccurate claims about credit unions. Whether or not the Basel Committee revises these statements in the final version of the guidance, however, credit unions and their regulators should take this opportunity to understand how little expertise the Basel Committee really has on the subject of credit union regulation.As a threshold matter, the Basel Committee proposal seeks to define credit unions as “non-bank” financial institutions rather than as depository institutions. “Non-bank” is a term that the World Bank, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), the European Commission and others define as applying only to non-depository financial institutions like insurance companies, securities broker-dealers, mortgage companies, pawnbrokers, hedge funds and shadow banking institutions. But according to the Basel Committee’s logic, a credit union is not a “bank” so therefore it is a “non-bank.” The proposal also states that, in general, non-banks should not be permitted to accept deposits.In addition, the Basel Committee proposes that credit unions should be prohibited from accepting new members if they are not well capitalized: “Financial cooperatives may also require specific corrective and sanctioning actions, due to their membership-based structure . . . For instance, the supervisor may consider restricting new membership in financial cooperatives during the implementation of a corrective measure . . .” In reality, restricting new membership for credit unions during implementation of corrective measures like a Net Worth Restoration Plan would be self-defeating because it could cause a run on the institution and would diminish the ability of the credit union to raise new capital in the form of retained earnings.The Basel Committee’s proposal also makes claims about credit union corporate governance that ignore similar problems at banks and are not consistent with credit unions’ legal and regulatory structure. Specifically, the Basel Committee proposal states that “certain weaknesses in the Board structure and functioning are more common in financial cooperatives and microlending institutions than in banks . . . In small institutions, the chief executive is often also chair of the Board and it is not uncommon for the internal auditor to lack independence. Governance in financial cooperatives poses additional challenges given their membership-based structure, which gives room for conflicts of interest that may lead to poor oversight, excessive risk-taking and frauds.”Many joint-stock banks, large and small, have suffered extensively from “poor oversight, excessive risk-taking and frauds” and, contrary to the Basel Committee’s claims, credit unions generally have a lower-risk and less-complex business model than similarly sized banks. Unlike large banks such as Bank of America, at a credit union the CEO and board chairman roles are rarely combined because of the Federal Credit Union Act’s legal requirement (and similar requirements in other credit union acts) that only one board member can be compensated as an officer of the credit union. At credit unions the internal audit function is typically performed by the member-elected Supervisory Committee, and the Supervisory Committee is not only independent of management but, unlike a bank’s internal auditor, also has legal authority to suspend the credit union’s officers and board members.So if the Basel Committee is completely misinformed about credit unions, why are NCUA and other agencies adopting Basel-inspired regulations like the RBC2 rules? The Basel Committee’s credibility as a standard setting body is premised on its supposed technocratic expertise. Yet, based on this proposal, the Basel Committee has little understanding of the credit union model. The credit union movement should remember the Basel Committee’s inaccurate claims about credit unions the next time that regulators want to import financial rules from Switzerland . . . watches or cheese would be better choices.
Officials say parents or caretakers of children who received free or reduced priced meals during the 2019-2020 school year will be receiving the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer food benefits. This benefit will also be given to those who live in a district where free or reduced priced lunches were provided to all students during that year. Residents can apply for one or more of these programs by visiting the state benefits website. STEUBEN COUNTY (WBNG) — County Department of Social Services Commissioner Kathryn Muller said online applications for Steuben County residents seeking food, heating, Medicaid, and temporary assistance benefits are now available. For help with uploading supporting documents to the website, officials say you can download the free app, ‘NYDocSubmit’. For more information about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer benefits, click here. Those with questions about their benefits are asked to call the Stuben County DSS at (607) 644-2000 and leave a message with your contact number.
The Bulldogs 7th graders lost to Greendale 36 – 6.Batesville scored its lone touchdown on a 10 yard pass from RJ Powell to Trey Peters. They fall to 1 – 4 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.The Batesville Middle School 8th grade football team beat Greendale Tuesday night 16-14.The Bulldogs took an early 16-0 lead and fought hard the rest of the game for the win and improved their record to 3-2.Jacob Cruse scored both touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Sam Bowman, Jacob Cruse and Ethan Meyer all played really good defensively.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clay Kellerman.
O’Brien told Racing UK: “He’s in good form, we’re hoping the ground will be nice for him and we’re looking forward to it. We’re very happy with him and he’s had a nice break. “He obviously had a little setback at the back-end, but he’s been in Coolmore all winter and came back in great shape and I’ve been delighted with him since. “We’ll take it one race at a time but if everything went well, the three races would be the Curragh on Monday, the Tattersalls (Gold Cup) and then the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (at Royal Ascot).” Camelot’s only serious opponent is the Jim Bolger-trained Parish Hall, who won the Group One Dewhurst Stakes as a juvenile and made a winning return from well over a year off in the Alleged Stakes over this course and distance. The field is completed by Macbeth and Negotiate. Press Association Aidan O’Brien’s Montjeu colt, winner of last season’s 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and both the English and Irish Derbys, was narrowly denied Triple Crown glory when beaten into second in the St Leger at Doncaster and signed off with a disappointing run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, after which he suffered from colic. He makes his comeback over 10 furlongs at Group Three level and is joined by stable companion and likely pacesetter Triumphant. Multiple Classic hero Camelot faces four opponents on his eagerly anticipated return to action in the High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh.
Facebook118Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Home Instead Senior CareLeslie DemichThe Olympia area is the home to a variety of healers; whether they be primary care practitioners, massage therapists, acupuncturists or physical therapists. One little known method of therapy and healing is the practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu and our local practitioner and instructor, Leslie Demich, is right at our fingertips.“Any approach to healing (whether western or eastern) is likely to have a certain level of effectiveness as long as it keeps your well-being paramount,” says Leslie, accredited JSJ practitioner and instructor. “Each approach has its place in the healing process.”What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese art that employs simple touch to stimulate 26 points on each side of the body. When stimulated in a certain order, these points (we call them Safety Energy Locks) work together to open any of the thousands of highly defined energy pathways in the body.Prior to becoming a JSJ practitioner, Leslie, was the owner of The Demich Group, a public relations consulting firm with clients across the country, for over 30 years; and her career was definitely lucrative. “My experience with Jin Shin Jyutsu and its benefits are a result my husbands battle with chronic illness and the associated pain with chronic illness; and it’s what drove me to make the leap from the PR grind to opening my own practice,” Demich says, recalling what prompted her curiosity into the field.“Acupuncture helped, but he had a hard time integrating it into his life. In desperation, we turned to a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner whom I’d known and liked as a friend for years in spite of what she did for a living. Until that moment, it hadn’t occurred to me to ask her for help because I didn’t think that weird Jin Shin Jyutsu stuff was real. I thought it was just some froo-froo new-age requiring a healthy dose of gullibility to make it work. If it worked,” she mused.As it turned out, her husband was sleeping better, moving better and enjoy life more than he was, due to chronic pain.The philosophy and practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu sets it apart from other modalities in a number of ways:An original painting by Leslie DemichJin Shin Jyutsu embraces and beautifully complements western medicine and all other modalities. Jin Shin Jyutsu will support and help the body harmonize with any approach.Jin Shin Jyutsu honors the modesty of each individual. Clients remain fully clothed, lying face up on a massage table throughout their treatment.Jin Shin Jyutsu employs no needles or tissue manipulation, just gentle touch. As a result, most clients find Jin Shin Jyutsu to be profoundly relaxing.Because Jin Shin Jyutsu employs only gentle touch, clients are able to do it on themselves over time. Each client learns supportive self-help routines so they do not have to rely on their practitioner forever.Leslie Demich is a hosting an exclusive educational seminar for the public, at no cost, hosted by Home Instead Senior Care. Leslie will teach participants how to apply this art immediately, helping yourself and loved ones. Handouts will be provided so you can try it at home, at work, on the go, or even as you fall as sleep at night.This program designed for anyone who is an unpaid caregiver or support member caring for an elderly person be it a parent, other relative or friend. This program is scheduled on Thursday, June 18, 2015, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Home Instead Senior Care located at 1217 Cooper Point Road SW, Suite 8, Olympia, WA 98502. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 360.570.0049 to register by June 16. Ask for Kelly Cavenah.About Leslie DemichLeslie Demich is an accredited Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and self-help instructor. Her thriving, full-time practice in Lacey is called Body in Balance Jin Shin Jyutsu. You can reach her at 360.349.2451 or visit her website for more information.