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Indigenous Trails

first_imgAaron Carapella is working to change the narrative about Indigenous Peoples in this country through Tribal Nations Maps. Whose land are we hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling on? When it comes to the history of public lands and conservation in this country, the Indigenous Peoples who once occupied those land are often left out of the conversation. Now, several mapping and preservation projects are telling a deeper story of the places where we play. With funding from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation through the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Littlejohn has written and filmed ten short videos that tell a story at or near historic Cherokee sites. “A lot of those people still live off of the land and survive off it,” she said. “It’s not just because they have to, but they want to. There are ceremonial practices that are also carried out and having that access to lands that are sacred or culturally important is really important for them.” However, the Native Land app does help start a conversation about the history of the land. Land acknowledgements are a way of recognizing the people who lived on the land before colonizers pushed them out. This could take many different forms, from a spoken acknowledgement at the start of a conference to a written acknowledgment in an Instagram caption.   “People are becoming more aware and thinking history didn’t just start here with us,” Littlejohn said. “What happened here 180 years ago? What happened 11,000 years ago?” “As a kid, I would go to pow wows or Native American events and museums in California where I grew up,” he said. “I would find really basic maps with 30 or 40 tribes on them, mostly the common ones you would hear if you were watching John Wayne movies.” “This is information that actually is about people,” Temprano said. “It matters. When you screw it up, it matters. So, if you draw someone’s territory wrong or you incorrectly write their name, that can be pretty harmful to some people and it’s important to pay attention to that.” “Everyone wants to be represented. We all want to be seen,” he said. “Not in an egotistical or narcissistic way but recognized as human beings. This is where we’re from. I was trying to combat some of those other maps that were cheesy with caricatures drawn on them that were culturally incorrect. They would have a Seminole Indian with a headdress on whereas they didn’t dress like that.” There are several sites along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail open to visitors, including the Hiwassee River Heritage Center, Port Royal State Historic Park, and Mantle Rock Nature Preserve. These sites were stops along the route many indigenous people took during the forced removal from their land. As he did more research, Carapella started offering a variety of maps, from Nations of the Western Hemisphere to more localized regional maps. He gives people the option to buy the maps with or without modern-day borders. Native Land is an interactive website and app that allows users to search by zip code or use geolocation to better understand the people, languages, and treaties that once governed the land they are on and, in many places, are still a part of the landscapes but often go unrecognized. Click here to view the Native Land app. Littlejohn, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is now working on another ten videos focused on the Qualla Boundary. With the videos only running around five minutes and free online, she hopes the stories and history will be more accessible to more people, especially Cherokee families.  He has now developed over 150 Tribal maps, postcards, and puzzles, representing 3,900 Nations and sub-Tribes throughout the Western Hemisphere. Carapella found that most people didn’t know the land’s Indigenous history. A self-taught map maker, Carapella started designing his own set of maps to decolonize the way popular maps of the United States and tribal lands depicted Indigenous Peoples. But maps are only as accurate as the cartographer who makes them, often allowing for bias to influence how the map tells the story with labels and what, or who, is included. “I have this open policy that if I have a map in the incorrect place, the spelling has been changed by the tribe, or I’m missing a band here or there, I will always make regular updates,” Carapella said. “So, these maps have been a mission in progress. The ultimate point is to represent as many people that have been historically underrepresented on maps as possible.” Portions of these trails have become part of the Appalachian and Benton MacKaye Trails, but many have become overgrown or were abandoned. Using old maps and journals for his research, Marshall has also included information about the plants and animals of the area in the early 1700s.  As a teller of Cherokee stories for more than 30 years, Kathi Littlejohn is reaching a new audience on YouTube with her series Cherokee History & Stories: What Happened Here? Although he does sell the maps to cover the cost of printing, Carapella has donated hundreds of maps to museums, underfunded schools, and Boys and Girls Clubs so that the next generation has a better understanding of history and the present.  “If you were floating the Little Tennessee River or French Broad River, you’re following what was a Cherokee Trail on both sides of the river,” Marshall said. “Their trails were part of a continental wide network of trails that went from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Atlantic to the Pacific.” Great Smoky Mountains National Park, N.C. “Ninety-seven percent of the tribal names that you see are the common or colloquial names that were given either by another tribe or from Europeans,” he said. “Only three percent are the actual original name for themselves. As Europeans moved west, they would ask a tribe, “Who is to the west of you? Who are the next people we are going to encounter? What do you call those people?”  “Where are these people that I just acknowledged?” he said. “Where do they live? What is the situation? Are they fighting for legal rights? Do they have land? What use do they have of their traditional territory? Start asking those types of questions and see if that takes people somewhere. Because otherwise it just becomes another easy thing to say that has no power and it’s just lip service.” “You could spend your whole life studying this and you would never even get started on it,” he said.  The overlapping outlines of communities illustrate the complexities involved with mapping Indigenous territories in the sense of what Westerners usually think of when it comes to states and boundaries. The Cherokee Garden at the Green Meadows Preserve features plants used by the Cherokee people of the region for food, medicine, tools, weapons, and shelter.  Johnson, who is Coast Salish from the Tsawout First Nation on her mother’s side and Tsimshian from Laxkwala’ams on her father’s side, said early explorers and settler governments used maps to invalidate Indigenous People’s claims to their own land.  One thing especially important to Carapella in the creation of these maps was the use of names. “They’ll talk about things like immigration, genocide, disease epidemics, which tribes helped in the Revolutionary War and Civil War, and all the different implications of that,” Carapella said. “The maps do prompt a whole lot of conversation.” Noland Creek Trail connected the Little Tennessee River Trail to Clingmans Dome, known to the Cherokee as Kuwahi or the Mulberry Place. Noland Creek Trail is also a section of the larger Benton MacKaye Trail.  Trail of Tears “It’s a pretty good step because it’s taking something that wasn’t ever visible or spoken and suddenly people are noticing it and trying to pronounce names,” Temprano said. “Even just thinking about it at all is a positive step. In my opinion, territory acknowledgements are useful early steps, but they can very easily become a token gesture because they don’t cost a lot to do.” Carapella started out with a map of nations in the United States. Then he started getting comments from people in Canada saying he was using an arbitrary colonial border to cut off a nation from both sides of the border.  The trail is maintained and in excellent condition. We recommend beginning at Wayah Bald and following the Bartram Trail route east to Bruce Knob where it leaves the Cherokee trail and ends at the Bartram trailhead at Wallace Creek. The pipeline map is available on Tribal Nations Maps’ website for free download to bring more awareness to current issues facing Indigenous communities.  Victor Temprano was mapping resource management projects, including pipelines running through traditional lands, when he began to realize that mapping Indigenous territories was a project of its own.   In many places, national parks that we now use for recreation were created without the consent of the people already living there. Johnson said that in some cases, park management policies prevent Indigenous Peoples from ancestral practices such as hunting, fishing, and harvesting cedar. “I think the whole intention is to stimulate discussion in talking about the land,” Johnson said. “Whose land are you on? What is the history behind the land? What is the history of how those people got removed or were excluded or essentially erased from their traditional territory? How did that happen and how do we deal with that?”center_img Kathi Littlejohn tells the story of The Leech Place. “The ecology was incredible during that time,” he said. “There were buffalo all over the mountain. You had millions of passenger pigeons that would land in the trees. It wasn’t like the forest we have today. Every third tree in the mountains was an American Chestnut. When it died out, that took out 20 to 30 percent of mast that was in the forest. So, the bear populations were less, the turkeys and deer were less.” Moving forward, Temprano said the next step is to start forming actual relationships with Indigenous Peoples and organizations. “There’s power in taking back your own name for yourself,” Carapella said. “Many tribes’ names are specifically tied to whatever area they are from. Our very name is embedded into the place we live.” Museum of the Cherokee Indian “There’s never just one pipeline,” Carapella said. “There’s never just one sacred site being discussed or litigated in court. There are so many pipelines that affect not only Native Peoples and cross Native territories, but it’s an issue for communities in general.” As a member of the board of directors, Johnson is involved with shaping the future of Native Land. Moving forward, the board will look at questions of who gets put on the map, how to approach the map in a respectful manner that does not harm communities, and what other educational materials they might want to put out.  The app opens with a disclaimer that the map does not “represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous nations” and users should contact individual nations for more information. Temprano makes it clear that the map is not an academic level project and should not be used as such.  For each nation represented on the map, Carapella works to have three sources for the name with the primary information coming from a tribal source. He has reached out to around 1,000 nations in the United States and Canada by phone, email, letter, or in person. As new information comes in, he makes sure the maps are as up to date as possible.  “I thought it was a really powerful tool,” she said. “At the time, I was learning about planning history and how land was taken away from First Nations people. Maps and drawing lines on maps was a really big tool that was used to do that. I thought it was a great idea, not only as an educational tool for settlers who don’t really know whose land they’re on, but also to empower the local communities to take the power of mapping and drawing lines into their own hands again.” Starting the Conversation Visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian for more than 11,000 years of history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee people. The museum hosts Heritage Day on the second Saturday of each month with live music, traditional dancing, crafts, and storytelling.  Click here to view more of Carapella’s maps. “Myself, as a settler, it’s kind of a strange space for me to be running this project and in control of all those complicated decisions about who is Indigenous,” Temprano said. “So, I really wanted to have a group of Indigenous People who could debate some of these questions and explore different answers and make decisions about what is appropriate for the map.”  “I am always looking for ways to get other people interested and to learn the stories to tell them themselves,” Littlejohn said.  West Cobb County, Ga. “My biggest hope is to tell the stories and protect those sites,” Littlejohn said. “We literally go past them every day. I wish that people would visit the sites, feel what happened there, and then use the stories in their own lives. I think that anybody that realizes something happened right there gives them a deeper understanding of things that are happening now.” “It was a policy for development by planners to systematically erase them from the land,” she said. “They mapped out where the resources were. They mapped out where Indigenous communities were in relation to those resources. And for the simple reason of wanting to gain profit from resource destruction, they would physically remove them from villages that they have lived in for centuries.” The maps include the commonly known names and traditional names like Ani’yunwi’ya (Cherokee), meaning the principle people, and Diné (Navajo), meaning the people. In 2016, at the time of the Standing Rock opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, he released a map detailing all of the proposed pipelines running through tribal homelands.  A map tells a story about the relationship between people and the land. Through the key, scale, and compass rose, a map can tell us where we have been and where we are going.  Although he has been working on this project for decades, Marshall said there is still so much to learn. “When I started, it was not that clear what exactly I was mapping,” Temprano said. “Was I mapping territory in 1492? Was I mapping territory today? You have many of the nations in Oklahoma now that weren’t in Oklahoma. So where should their territories be? Does that mean they’re not living on their own land? There are a lot of questions that go into that.” At the end of 2018, Native Land Digital became a not-for-profit organization led by an Indigenous Board of Directors.  Cherokee, N.C. The Unacknowledged History of the Land Beneath Our Boots  Green Meadows Preserve Lamar Marshall, the cultural heritage director at Wild South, has also been working with the Cherokee Preservation Foundation and the Trail of Tears Association to map Eastern Cherokee trails and create an online database of the history and ecology of the region. “A lot of people look at Native People in a historical sense,” Carapella said. “Native people are still here, living and breathing. There are 100 tribes right now that are in litigation over pieces of their land. There are tribes that are fighting over sacred sites. There’s always tons of fights to get native people to be represented. It’s positive over time but there’s still lots of struggles. There’s a story to every tribe. These maps are only one small piece of the puzzle of us, as a country, realizing how many native people were here.”  Telling the Stories Efforts to reclaim the history and names of Indigenous Peoples extends beyond literal maps of territories.  In one episode, Littlejohn stands on the bank where the Valley and Hiwassee Rivers come together in what is present day Murphy, North Carolina. Cherokee speakers still refer to Murphy as The Leech Place. Trimont Ridge Trail and Bartram Trail to Wayah Bald Franklin, N.C.  Acknowledgement as the First Step Noland Creek Trail Ga., Tenn., Ky., Ala., and N.C. Shauna Johnson was working on her Master’s at the University of British Columbia where she met Temprano and learned about the project he was working on. last_img read more

The dirty truth of credit union YouTube video views exposed

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Jonathan LayA few months back, there was an industry publication highlighting the successful results of a financial institution’s YouTube video series. In the article, a key metric mentioned was the total number of views the series generated.But why are views seen as the metric for success? That’s something we explored in the article 5 Ways to Measure the Success of Your Bank or Credit Union Online Videos.Now out of blatant curiosity, I wanted to take a closer look at the financial institution’s YouTube channel, especially when comparing these metrics to both the research we’ve compiled on this subject of video KPIs as well as the results from the videos we produce.But upon a bit closer inspection of these metrics, something seemed wrong. Something felt out of place. Something was not right.An Honest AssessmentNow before getting started, I feel that it is important to note that we are not personally attacking anyone in this article. In fact, I applaud the efforts of this financial institution trying to create specific content for a targeted audience.
We just believe it is important to educate credit union executives about the dirty truth of YouTube views and other bloated social media analytics.This is an unbiased analytical approach to evaluate the number of video views from the financial institution’s campaign and how this was achieved. continue reading »last_img read more

A credit union career isn’t for me. Change my mind. (Part 3)

first_imgResearch from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) puts the direct cost of replacing an employee at as much as 50%-60% of an employee’s annual salary. Total costs associated with that turnover can range from 90% to 200% of annual salary. That’s a lot of moola to manage when an employee moves on.What’s more, the same research found even a tight employment market has little impact on the turnover of top-performing employees. Yes, even during a recession — and even during a pandemic — good employees will leave for greener pastures. And if the trade news is any indication, good executives will retire.Quarterly performance data shows credit unions have avoided laying off employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdowns. Instead, anecdotal evidence suggests, they’ve opted to redeploy staff members to support areas of increased demand, such as call centers and mortgage departments. But what about the other side of that equation? How can credit unions attract new talent? And, once they have that talent in-house, how can credit unions keep it there?CreditUnions.com reached out to prominent leaders across the credit union industry to ask them three questions: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Google Discloses Targeted Exploit Found in Windows That Gave Hackers Administrator Access to System

first_imgThe Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver vulnerability has been found to be present ever since Windows 7 but was tested in an up-to-date Windows 10 1903 (64-bit) build. Director of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Shane Huntley, has also confirmed that this is a targeted exploitation and is not related to US election-related targeting. Since it is targeted, not all Chrome and Windows users will be affected, as per a report by HelpNetSecurity.The report also states that a Microsoft spokesperson shared that exploitation of the vulnerability has only been seen in tandem with the Chrome vulnerability that was patched on October 20. Other Chromium based browsers like Opera and Microsoft Edge were patched on October 21 and October 22, respectively.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – Google has disclosed a vulnerability with Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver that is being exploited to gain access to the target system. This vulnerability works alongside a Google Chrome flaw and according to a report, has only been spotted in conjunction with the Chrome vulnerability. Google patched Chrome and other Chromium based browsers starting October 20 but Microsoft is expected to release a patch on November 10. This is a targeted exploit and not widespread, which means not all users will be affected by it.The Windows Kernel Cryptography Driver vulnerability CVE-2020-17087 has been disclosed by Google’s Project Zero team after a seven-day disclosure deadline, as it was being used in the wild. This kind of vulnerability can be used to exploit privilege escalation. It is being used in tandem with a Google Chrome flaw (CVE-2020-15999) to gain access to a target system. Following that, the CVE-2020-17087 vulnerability can give the attacker administrator access to the target. While Google patched the flaw in Chrome on October 20, Microsoft is expected to release a patch on November 10, according to Project Zero team technical lead Ben Hawks on Twitter.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Consent granted for Sellar’s London Bridge Tower

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Regions close schools, cancel public events because of COVID-19

Weddings could be held under strict measures, which included the availability of an isolation room for any sick guests, thermometers to take guests’ temperature, hand sanitizer at the entrance and exit doors and a prohibition of handshakes and other physical interaction, according to Anies.Jakarta previously decided to temporarily close several entertainment places owned by the administration, including Ancol Dreamland Park, Ragunan Zoo and the National Monument. The weekly Car Free Day event on Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin was also suspended for two weeks.However, public transportation, public services, community health centers as well as mayoral and gubernatorial offices will remain open.Indonesia announced 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon, bringing the total of recorded people infected with the new disease to 117.In Surakarta, Central Java, the city administration declared extraordinary occurrence (KLB) status following the death of a COVID-19 patient at Moewardi General Hospital on Wednesday. Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi “Rudy” Rudyatmo’s announcement followed a decision by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo to declare the same status across Central Java.The city has suspended public events like Car Free Day and performances such as the Sriwedari traditional drama and Ketoprak Balekambang for 14 days, starting Saturday.The Surakarta Health Agency has ordered 62 people who had contact with COVID-19 patients in the city to isolate themselves by staying at home.The Central Java governor has announced the temporary closure of all schools in the province and ordered schools to resort to online learning methods for 14 days starting Monday.But 12th-grade students must still sit their exams.“We still run the exams except in the Greater Solo area,” Ganjar said, referring to Surakarta, Sukoharjo, Wonogiri, Karanganyar, Sragen and Klaten.Ganjar also instructed restrictions and cancelations of large public gatherings across the province, including Car Free Day, camping and study tours.In Malang, East Java, the seventh round of the 2020 Indonesian Basketball League (IBL) Pertamax, which was supposed to take place on Friday, was canceled after the Indonesian Basketball Association (Perbasi), the participating basketball clubs and the sponsors agreed to prioritize the safety of athletes and the audience.The future of the competition would be discussed by the relevant parties in the near future. “The worst-case scenario would be to totally stop the 2020 IBL and determine the winner from the sixth round,” IBL director Junas Miradiarsyah said.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has announced a decision to implement online learning for two weeks, starting Monday. “We have prepared a curriculum for home-learning,” he said.Throughout the first week at home, these children will study about the COVID-19 disease and how to protect themselves.“Hopefully, with the COVID-19 instruction, students will spread knowledge about COVID-19 to their parents, neighbors and friends in social media,” Ridwan said.Universities across the country have also taken precautionary measures against COVID-19.Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, the Bandung Institute for Technology (ITB) in West Java’s Bandung, the University of Indonesia (UI) in Jakarta and the State Institute for Islamic Studies in Surakarta are among universities calling off conventional classes and turning to online learning. Many of them have also curbed events held by students or campuses that involve large crowds and canceled foreign trips.UI public health expert Hasbullah Thabrany lauded the initiatives taken by local administrations and universities to limit the spread of COVID-19. “We never know who is a carrier of the virus; social distancing is the right thing to do.”He added that, even though schools and classes were suspended, parents had to make sure the students actually isolate themselves at home and not visit public places during the school break.“The government also needs to pay more attention to the highly vulnerable group, such as the elderly, smokers as well as medical staff,” he said. (aly)Topics : The Jakarta administration announced on Saturday that it would close schools across the city and suspend all exams for two weeks starting Monday. Students in Jakarta will study through long-distance learning.“A few children have tested positive for COVID-19. They can be carriers [of the virus] and infect adults. Adults taking their children to school can also be infected. Therefore, we need to lower the risk.” Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said during a press briefing at City Hall.Anies said his administration would follow the example of Singapore and Vietnam, which had limited public gatherings before the virus spread too widely.Later on Sunday, the governor urged residents to restrict activities outside of their homes, except for very urgent matters, to avoid any public gatherings including religious events and to cancel weddings. A number of regions in Indonesia have decided to restrict public events, close schools and tourist destinations in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).Many of these steps came even before President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s announcement on Sunday, in which he urged people nationwide to keep a distance from each other and work and study at home. read more

Indonesia’s health system on the brink as coronavirus surge looms

first_imgTopics : A study by the London-based Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases released on Monday estimates that as few as 2% of Indonesia’s coronavirus infections have been reported. That would bring the true number to as many as 34,300, which is more than Iran. Other modelers are projecting that cases could rise to as many as 5 million in the capital, Jakarta, by the end of April under a worst-case scenario. “We have lost control, it has already spread everywhere,” Ascobat Gani, a public health economist told Reuters. “Maybe we will follow Wuhan or Italy. I think we are in the range of that”. The government says the impact of the virus will not be that severe. “My friends, one by one, catch the virus,” he said, holding back tears. The government said this week it had sourced 175,000 new sets of protective equipment for medical staff that would be distributed across the country. A new emergency hospital has been opened in Jakarta with an eventual capacity to treat up to 24,000 patients. Doctors and medical staff have been promised bonuses and 500,000 rapid testing kits have arrived from China. Indonesia’s health system is highly decentralized, making it hard for the central government to coordinate its response across a sprawling archipelago of some 19,000 islands spanning 5,100 km. A lack of intensive care unit (ICU) beds also worries experts, especially as the country enters peak dengue fever season, which adds to demand for the facilities. “If you are critically ill and you can get into ICU and get put on a ventilator, most people should survive,” said Archie Clements, a public health specialist from Perth’s Curtin University, referring to people infected with the coronavirus. “If you don’t get them into ICU and get them on a ventilator, then they will die.” A study in the Critical Care Medicine journal in January, which compared intensive care beds for adults in Asian countries using 2017 data, found Indonesia had 2.7 critical care beds per 100,000 people, among the lowest in the region. Indonesia has a significant deficit in hospital beds, medical staff and intensive care facilities as health experts warn that it is primed to become a new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data reviewed by Reuters. Health experts say Indonesia faces a surge in coronavirus cases after a slow government response masked the scale of the outbreak in the world’s fourth most populous country. Indonesia has recorded 686 cases but the data is seen as understating the scale of infections because of a low rate of testing and a high mortality rate. Indonesia has reported 55 deaths, the highest in Southeast Asia. center_img Although only hundreds of people have been hospitalized for coronavirus, doctors told Reuters the health system was already under strain. Many health staff lack protective equipment, with one doctor telling Reuters how she had to wear a raincoat because there were no coveralls available. In a sign of poor infection controls in hospitals and clinics, eight doctors and one nurse have died from the coronavirus, according to the Indonesian Doctors Association. In Italy, where there have been 6,077 coronavirus deaths, 23 doctors have died. ‘We bring our own masks’ Staff at one hospital on the outskirts of Jakarta had threatened not to come to work on Tuesday because of a lack of protective equipment, another doctor told Reuters. “We bring our own masks, our own suits that may not be of standard quality,” the doctor told Reuters, asking not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. “We won’t be like that,” said Achmad Yurianto, a senior health ministry official, referring to comparisons with outbreaks in Italy and China. “What’s important is that we rally the people … they have to keep their distance.” Doctors dyingIndonesia’s health system compares poorly with those in other countries hit hard by the virus. The country of more than 260 million people has 321,544 hospital beds, according to health ministry data. That is about 12 beds per 10,000 people. South Korea has 115 per 10,000 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2017, the WHO found Indonesia had four doctors per 10,000 people. Italy had 10 times more, on a per capita basis. South Korea has six times more doctors. Yurianto said with proper social distancing measures there should not be a need for a large number of additional beds and that medical staffing was sufficient to tackle the virus. However, Budi Waryanto, an epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia, told Reuters: “The hospitals are not ready to support the potential cases. Treatment will be limited.” last_img read more

Three police officers die following clash with military personnel in Papua

first_imgThree officers from the Mamberamo Raya Police force have died while two others sustained injuries following a reported clash with military personnel in Mamberamo Raya regency, Papua, on Sunday morning.“Two police officers were killed in the clash. However, we have received a report that another officer succumbed to his injuries at the hospital this morning,” Papua Police chief Insp. Gen. Paulus told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.He added the incident was caused by a misunderstanding between the police officers and military personnel in the regency on Saturday. A family member of one of the deceased victims, who asked to remain anonymous for safety reasons, said the incident occurred when more than a dozen Memberamo Raya Police officers went to the Infantry Batallion (Yonif) 755 task force post in Kasonaweja at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday following an alleged beating of their colleague by military personnel.Two days earlier, a police officer identified as Chief Brig. Petrus Duow reportedly agreed to rent a motorbike from a local ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver for Rp 50,000 (US$3.49) per hour. However, the police officer only paid Rp 50,000 after borrowing the motorbike for three hours.Amid the heated argument between Petrus and the ojek driver, other ojek drivers called personnel of Yonif 755 task force to come. Ten military personnel arrived and allegedly beat Petrus.Read also: Human Rights Watch calls for independent investigation into Freeport shooting Memberamo Raya Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Alexander Louw had told his subordinates not to seek revenge for the incident, saying he and the local military commander would work to resolve the matter.However, around 20 police officers reportedly ignored the call and went to the military post in Kasonaweja on Sunday morning. A conflict ensued, with military personnel allegedly chasing after and shooting at the fleeing police officers.Paulus said he had ordered the local police chief to transport the deceased and injured victims out of the area and told other officers and their families not to leave the police headquarters.He added that he and Cenderawasih Military Command commander Maj. Gen. Herman Asaribab would go to Mamberamo Raya to resolve the conflict.Cenderawasih Military Command spokesperson Col. Eko Daryanto said the military command and the Papua Police had formed a joint team to investigate the incident, as quoted by kompas.com. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

IPE Conference: Markets mispricing risk from future effects of Brexit

first_imgFinancial markets are failing to take realistic account of the future effects of this summer’s referendum vote in the UK to leave the European Union, and, as a result, there are now dangers lurking in the background for investors, conference participants in Berlin heard today.Amin Rajan, chief executive at CREATE-Research, told the 2016 IPE Conference and Awards: “Markets are not pricing in the second, the third, the fourth-round effects of the Brexit vote, and, as a result, there are dangers lurking in the background on a slow fuse.”He cited a 2016 pan-European survey taking in the responses of 167 pension funds, by his firm and Amundi Asset Management. “The first danger is really about the Brexit vote and also about the vote in the presidential election in the United States,” he said. “What we’re really saying is that the rise of nationalism as a result, this is proving to be another headwind for investors in the years to come.”The survey takes a three-year view, and Rajan said it was very difficult to see anything further out than that.“That means Brexit is really a canary in the coal mine, which is presaging the fragmentation of Europe,” he said.The process of Brexit is another risk facing investors that Rajan said would be as provocative and as dangerous as the actual outcome of the divorce, as it was as yet unknown what the process was likely to be.“This could be a long, protracted divorce, and we don’t know how it will end, and when it will end,” Rajan said.“[US president-elect] Donald Trump has promised to tear up every major security and trade deal America has signed since World War II – it’s a frightening prospect.”Rajan said a question being asked now was whether Trump would honour what he promised on the campaign trail, or sober down and behave in a more responsible way.“At this point in time, it’s very difficult to know,” he said.Rajan noted that financial markets, which had dipped every time Hillary Clinton’s ranking fell in opinion polls during the run-up to the election, surged two weeks after the election, apparently giving Trump a “standing ovation”.“Markets seem to believe in everything, and, in my view, they are not really thinking properly,” he said.Populism has added yet another layer of uncertainty for pension investors, he said.last_img read more

Appreciative Sissoko counts blessings of playing for Reds

first_img Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their Careers10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny mohamed-sissoko in action for Eagles of Mali Sissoko was an important figure in the Rafael Benitez side that won the FA Cup in 2006 after beating West Ham United in the Cardiff final. “This game was amazing and we won the title for Liverpool and for all the supporters,” he reflected. “I think that was the best moment of my time at Liverpool. “A lot of good memories. I won some titles, I played with big, big players like Gerrard, Xabi Alonso, Luis Garcia. Just for this, I’m very happy. Read Also Mali’s ex-Juventus star retires Aside from Liverpool Sissoko who made over 33 appearances for the Eagles fo Mali in his 10 years in the naitonal team (2003-2013) also played for other top clubs like Juventus and PSG. He also had a taste of the Chinese Super league playing for Shanghai Shenhua in 2015. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Although he played for over 14 clubs in the course of his close to two decades romance with football, former Mali international Mohamed Sissoko has singled out Liverpool for special praise. Momo Sissoko as he is popularly called played for current table toppers Liverpool between 2005 and 2008 making 87   appearances after joining the Reds from Valencia. The 34-year-old midfielder has announced his retirement from football while underscoring his days in Liverpool as some of the most beautiful moments of his career. “The response is easy: Thanks for all the love, thanks for everything. I’m very proud to be part of the Liverpool family,” Sissoko told the club’s official website. “I came to a family team like Liverpool. I want to thank everyone in Liverpool, all of the supporters over the world. “What they give me every day on social media is amazing. To be honest, for a football player, it’s a very special thing. I’m very happy for all the love of the Liverpool supporters.”last_img read more

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