Editor dies from religious sect shooting injuries

first_img IndiaAsia – Pacific News News November 26, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor dies from religious sect shooting injuries RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) today voiced its dismay at the death on 23 November of journalist Ram Chander Chaterpatti from the injuries he received when shot by a religious sect member a month ago in Sirsa (Haryana state).The organisation called on Haryana chief minister Om Parkash Chautala to ensure that all those involved in Chaterpatti’s killing are identified and brought to justice and that the sect’s practices are thoroughly investigated.Chaterpatti, 52, was the editor of a Sirsa-based, Hindi-language newspaper called Poora Sach (The Whole Truth). He died in a New Delhi hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. He was hit four times when gunned down outside his home in Sirsa on 24 October by an alleged member of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect.The shooting was apparently linked to articles Chaterpatti wrote on alleged sexual abuses and other illegal activities by members of the sect and its guru, Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji. According to his family, Chaterpatti had been writing about the sect for some time, and had been threatened on several occasions.Aditya Arora, a sect representative, confirmed that Chaterpatti was “warned several times to stop his attacks against the sect because he was upsetting its members.” At least four persons including one of the sect’s directors were arrested in the course of the investigation carried out after the shooting.Chaterpatti is survived by three children. IndiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on India February 23, 2021 Find out more Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reportingcenter_img RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News to go further March 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Shannon chamber delivers on skills training

first_imgFacebook Twitter Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Advertisement Print WhatsApp Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Email Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 BusinessNewsEducationShannon chamber delivers on skills trainingBy Bernie English – December 2, 2019 318 center_img Previous articleMIC awarded €350k towards next-generation STEAM initiativeNext articleWIN 4 TICKETS TO SEE A WINTER’S TALE AT UNIVERSITY CONCERT HALL THIS WEDNESDAY DEC 4 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic ELEVEN executives from companies in the Mid-West region have acquired new leadership capabilities as a result of undertaking a year-long Diploma in High-Performance Leadership programme with Shannon Chamber Skillnet.The programme, which was delivered by Career Decisions, was accredited by Technological University Dublin (TUD) to Level 8 National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The eleven executives, who were presented with their diplomas by TUD Assistant Head of School Colin Hughes at a conferring ceremony in Dromoland Castle, included representatives from DB Schenker, Mincon, Oshima, Laya Healthcare, PM Group, ESB Moneypoint, AIP Thermoform Packaging, Shannon Heritage and Cpl.Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes said that the  Skillnet group was delighted to organise this highly regarded Level 8 Diploma in High-Performance Leadership in conjunction with Career Decisions Ireland and Technological University Dublin.“The tremendous investment in time involved in undertaking this programme will deliver quantifiable payback in the years ahead. Leadership is fundamental in any organisation and when the leaders themselves undertake training at this level, the associated message that permeates throughout the organisation is very strong.“Given the success of this training offering, we will be delivering a further two Diploma in High-Performance Leadership programmes in conjunction with Career Decisions Ireland in quarters one and three of 2020,” she added.A list of programmes offered by Shannon Chamber Skillnet  can be found at www.shannonchamberskillnet.com TAGSbusinessClareeducationLimerick City and CountyNewsShannon Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch listlast_img read more

College to promote health and wellness through second annual fair

first_imgThe completion of the Saint Mary’s Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex has provided many opportunities for students to engage with athletics, health, counseling, events and more. The second annual Student Health and Wellness Fair will take place in Angela Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Student volunteers and the wellness committee are hosting the event, including assistant athletic trainer Katie Knisely, director of athletics Julie Schroeder-Biek and director of health and counseling Izzy Fourman. The fair began last year with the help of the Kristine Anderson Trustey Wellness Program. Knisely said she thought this was the perfect way to kick off the creation of the wellness program.“The goal of this fair is to promote health and wellness to the students of Saint Mary’s College to help foster lifelong habits of wellness,” Knisely said.Throughout the event, there will be breakout sessions with certified speakers giving talks on CPR, general safety and how to correctly use a foam roller. There will also be over 25 vendors, clubs and organizations with informational booths for students to visit. The vendors are different from last year’s contributors.“We invited clubs and organizations from around campus that we thought embodied our five pillars — mind, body, spirit, emotional and financial,” Knisely said.The Sisters of the Holy Cross will also have a table to emphasize one of their slogans: “Sound mind in a sound body.”Erin Maloney, a senior, is assisting with the Love your Melon booth, an organization whose profits go towards fighting pediatric cancer.“I decided to get involved because it’s important to promote being healthy, and there’s so many different ways to be healthy,” she said. “The Health and Wellness Fair is a great opportunity for people to see new ideas for how they can be healthy, and I want to be a part of that.”Knisely said students are encouraged to attend the fair to learn about healthy habits, but are also incentivized by the opportunity to win prizes through drawings every 30 minutes.“The prizes include fitness equipment, such as foam rollers and yoga mats along with munch money,” she said. “Different vendors are also bringing prizes.”Students can get tickets for the drawings by visiting and talking to different booths and tables or by attending breakout sessions, Knisely said. The more sessions and tables students visit, the more tickets they can earn.Sophomore Giavanna Paradiso said she attended this event as a freshman, but this year, she is helping to work the Student Activities Board booth. Paradiso said the booth is focusing on informing students about upcoming events along with tips on how to stay healthy in college.“[Knisely] and the rest of the wellness team at Saint Mary’s College have put in so much thought and work into this event that I think it will be fantastic and beneficial for the student body,” Paradiso said. “That is why I decided to get involved.”Tags: angela athletic and wellness complex, health, Student Health and Wellness Fair, wellnesslast_img read more

Falcao waves goodbye as United draw

first_img Press Association Ander Herrera took advantage of some sloppy marking to hand Manchester United the lead but Theo Walcott’s cross flew in off Tyler Blackett’s leg and the match ended 1-1. These two teams have engaged in some titanic battles over the years, but this was a very low-key meeting which will perhaps be remembered more for the goodbyes that took place, rather than the action on the pitch. Arsenal took a big step towards securing third place thanks to a fortunate late equaliser at Old Trafford. United’s commitment could not be doubted. Ashley Young sprinted 50 yards to dispossess Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia harried Monreal down the right and Herrera forced Santi Cazorla back into his own half. But there was little for David Ospina to do. The Arsenal stopper’s only save of note in the opening 15 minutes came when he collected Juan Mata’s simple free-kick. Arsenal offered precious little at the other end, though. It was only when Phil Jones slipped that they earned a sight at goal, but the centre-half recovered in a comical fashion, crawling on the floor and nodding the ball behind off Olivier Giroud’s shin. It was Arsenal’s turn to perform some comical defending and hand United the lead. Monreal and Koscielny both followed Marouane Fellaini from Young’s floated cross, which left Herrera free to volley in from close range. United could have had a second in first-half stoppage-time thanks to more lax marking. Daley Blind, completely unmarked, flashed a curling shot towards goal from Juan Mata’s corner, but captain for the day Chris Smalling accidentally blocked his team-mate’s effort. Arsenal continued to struggle immediately after the break. Alexis Sanchez volleyed well over the bar. Olivier Giroud fared much better, spinning Marcos Rojo in the box, but David de Gea rushed off his line to block. The United fans responded by pleading with their star goalkeeper to stay. Falcao bade what very much looked like a farewell to the United fans when he was substituted for Robin van Persie, waving to all four corners of the stadium as he walked off the pitch. Aaron Ramsey beat De Gea for the first time, lifting the ball over the Spaniard after a brilliant ball from Sanchez, but Marcos Rojo put in a covering tackle. What looked suspiciously like another goodbye came 15 minutes from time when De Gea hobbled off after pulling a muscle. The goalkeeper waved to the crowd as he walked down the tunnel. Valdes came on to make his United debut – 14 months after his last game for Barcelona. The three-time Champions League winner was picking the ball out of the net eight minutes later. Substitute Walcott peeled away down the right hand side and fired a low square ball across the box which flew in off Blackett’s out-stretched leg. Van Persie had a chance to snatch all three points, but ploughed his half-volley into the Stretford End at the death. Radamel Falcao waved to all four corners of the ground when he was replaced in the second half. With a return of just four goals in 28 appearances, it seems unlikely the on-loan Colombian will be back next season. And Real Madrid target David de Gea waved to the United fans as he came off with an injury in the second half and was replaced by Victor Valdes. For United to snatch third place, they will have to beat Hull next weekend and hope Arsenal lose their final two league games against Sunderland and West Brom. A fourth-place finish – and the Champions League play-off that comes with it – is almost certain for Louis van Gaal’s team. The match lived up to its low-key billing in the opening stages. Falcao looked keen to impress – as he has done all season. But the Colombian spent as much time on the floor as he did on his feet. Francis Coquelin, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal all muscled the striker off the ball early on. The one time Falcao gained a yard on Koscielny, the Frenchman recovered to block the striker inside the box. last_img read more