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Court summons editor and activist over article criticising appointment of judges

first_imgNews Asia – Pacific February 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court summons editor and activist over article criticising appointment of judges News RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns the Fiji appeal court’s harassment of Leone Cabenatabua, the editor of the Fiji Sun, and Virisila Buadromo, the head of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, who were summoned and warned by the court on 12 February because of an article quoting Buadromo in that day’s issue criticising the military-led government’s appointment of new judges to the court.”The judges exceeded their prerogatives by trying to intimidate a newspaper editor who just published an activist’s views on a violation of the rule of law,” the press freedom organisation said.Questioning the independence of the Fijian judicial system, Buadromo’s article described the appointments as illegal and said they were an attempt by the military to legitimise their December 2006 coup. It was the three judges named in the article – Daniel Gounder, Nazhat Shameem and Jocelyn Scutt – who summoned Cabenatabua and Buadromo. No charges have been brought against them.center_img News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Police nab suspect after elderly Asian American man attacked in Oakland

first_imgBlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(OAKLAND, Calif.) — In what’s become a string of recent attacks of Asian Americans, a 75-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in Oakland, California, just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, authorities said.A suspect has been arrested and taken into custody, according to the Oakland Police Department.“I am saddened to hear of yet another violent attack on the elders of our community. The trauma this causes has a ripple effect, on the victim, their family, and the entire community. My officers are dedicated to bringing those involved in this senseless crime and all crimes to justice,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said in a statement.According to police, the victim was walking down the street when he was approached, pushed to the ground and robbed. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.Although the motive for the attack is still under investigation, similar recent attacks have reportedly been fueled in part by racism pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.As ABC News reported earlier this week, there were nearly 3,000 hate incidents towards Asian Americans in 2020 alone, according to data from the Stop AAPI Hate coalition.The Oakland Police Department and CrimeStoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for an arrest in this case.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Learning for life: Musculoskeletal disorders

first_imgLife Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1. Traditionally the causes of computer-related injuries are: a) High speed, low pressure, poor equipment b) Low speed, high pressure, poor equipment c) High speed, high pressure, poor equipment d) High speed, low pressure, expensive equipment 2. David’s at risk of injury because: a) He has no secretary b) Of e-mail c) His secretary is on leave d) His secretary cannot use e-mail 3. Risk factors for WRULD include: a) Static load, poor posture, stress b) Static load, poor posture, home working c) Static load, home working, stress d) Home working, poor posture, stress 4. Static load is: a) Lifting and handling b) Unloading a vehicle c) Moving a computer d) Holding muscles with little or no movement 5. Kane (1984) reports that the strain on the neck can lead to pain inthe: a) Neck b) Head c) Arm d) Wrist 6. Stress is: a) The result of bad work b) Highly objective c) The result of overwork d) Highly subjective 7. What skills do schools not teach today? a) Language b) Typing c) Word processing d) Secretarial 8. What is the limiting factor in voice recognition? a) Open plan office b) Noisy office c) Hot desking d) The general public 9. Which lucky NHS worker gets a PC on their desk? a) Nurse manager b) Physiotherapy manager c) Departmental manager d) Medical consultant 10. Who first identified mental stress as a key factor in the developmentof musculoskeletal injuries? a) Ramazzini b) Trevethic c) Pheasant d) Harrington Feedback1.c A great deal has been written and researched about the effects of usingPCs and DSE/VDUs. Poor workstation and poor job design are the main culprits.Refresh your memory and update your knowledge by undertaking a literaturesearch. 2. b David does not have any typing skills and this is anadditional factor putting him at risk of WRULDs. 3. a 4. d Refresh yourmemory on the physiology and health effects of static load. 5. c 6. dHSE publish an excellent resource pack Mental well-being in the workplace thatincludes information how to deal with stress in the workplace. 7. b Canyou type? Can your colleagues? How did they learn? Is there a need for acomputer typing teaching package in your organisation? Would this help toprevent WRULDs? 8. a Discuss with your colleagues the implication ofvoice recognition software in your organisation and whether this would have animpact on the OH department, either directly or indirectly. If OH is aboutpreventative rather than reactive health care, then what changes should the OHdepartment be considering with the introduction of such software? 9. dNo comment! 10. a Previous Article Next Article Learning for life: Musculoskeletal disordersOn 1 Dec 2001 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more