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

Longport Wins A.C. Classic; Ocean City Second

first_imgBy Lesley GrahamThe Ocean City Beach Patrol scored points in every event Friday evening at the Atlantic City Classic to secure a second place team finish overall. Longport, the defending South Jersey champions, won three out of the four events to take the team title, while host Atlantic City placed third.  The Atlantic City Classic consists of four events: a doubles row, swim, singles row and the newest addition, the rescue relay.Ocean City placed fourth in the doubles row. Ocean City’s Matt Garbutt and Paul Boardman have been fine-tuning their technique over the past couple of months to blend together their styles and strengths when it comes to the rowing event. Garbutt, a lieutenant on the patrol, has a storied history of rowing excellence. “I first raced out of town in 1996 – 23 years ago,” Garbutt recalled.When asked what keeps him coming back all these years later to race on Friday nights, Garbutt explained: “There isn’t much you can still do at 43 that you could do at 20, and I take a lot of pride in my ability to do just that.”Doubles crew Matt Garbutt and Paul Boardman of Ocean City find their rhythm at the start of the doubles race.In the swim, Frankie Brady, a seventh-year Ocean City lifeguard who sits on Waverly surfing beach, battled to a second place finish. Brady said the ocean conditions played into his favor in the swim.“I definitely enjoy ocean swimming more than pool swimming, because the waves definitely help me,” he said. “My expertise is in wave riding, and I caught a wave at the end to help propel me into second place.”   The third event was the singles row. Ocean City’s Kevin Perry got off to a quick start and rowed a good course to secure a second place finish. With the ocean churning out some swells on the evening, Perry was able to catch a wave, passing a few other South Jersey competitors on his way to second.The final event of the evening was the rescue relay. A relatively new addition to the Atlantic City Classic, the event is a sprint doubles row with one rower unclipping a rescue bag at a flag in the ocean, hauling it into the boat, rowing back in and then jumping out with the bag to sprint up the beach. Brothers Shanin (left) and Bryan Theiss of Ocean City run up the beach at the finish of the rescue relay race.Brothers Brian and Shanin Theiss took second place in the event, helping to keep Ocean City in the top three for the team finish. The Theiss brothers have combined for over 30 years of competing for not only the Ocean City Beach Patrol but also squads in San Diego and Florida.The desire to win is what keeps them coming back year after year. “We are very competitive. It’s in our blood,” Shanin Theiss said in a post-race interview.That competitive spirit runs deep through all the competitors for the Ocean City Beach Patrol, who will continue to train to prepare for the next set of races, representing their patrol with pride.  Ocean City’s Kevin Perry rides a wave to a second place finish.RACE RESULTS: Doubles Row:1st – Longport2nd – Upper Township3rd – Atlantic City4th – Ocean City (Paul Boardman and Matt Garbutt)5th – Wildwood Crest Swim:1st – Longport2nd – Ocean City (Frank Brady)3rd – Wildwood Crest4th – Atlantic City5th – Brigantine Singles Row:1st – Atlantic City2nd – Ocean City (Kevin Perry)3rd – Avalon4th – Brigantine5th – Longport Doubles Row Sprint Rescue:1st – Longport2nd – Ocean City (Bryan and Shanin Theiss)3rd – Atlantic City4th – Ventnor5th – Brigantine Overall Standings:1st – Longport (16 points)2nd – Ocean City (14 points)3rd – Atlantic City (13 points)4th – Upper Township (4 points – tiebreaker)5th – Wildwood Crest (4 points)OCBP’s Paul Boardman and Matt Garbutt at the start of the doubles row race (Photos courtesy Dale Braun)OCBP’s Kevin Perry at the start of the singles row race.OCBP brothers Bryan and Shanin Theiss at the start of the doubles row sprint rescue.OCBP’s Frank Brady comes in second in the swim race.OCBP’s Kevin Perry finishes second in the singles row. OCBP’s Bryan and Shanin Theiss place second in the doubles row sprint rescue race. Ocean City’s Frankie Brady charges through the surf towards the finish line in the swim event.last_img read more

Implementing strategic security planning at credit unions

first_imgKeep pace with emerging threats. Drinking from a firehose is never easy. What is your strategy to review and prioritize actionable threats? Understand the actors, their motivations and the locations from which attacks originate. The motives behind financial fraud, intellectual property theft, and political or ideological groups differ, as do the tools and methods behind them. Organizations of every size need business plans to operate efficiently as business pressures, market risks, and technology and people-related issues constantly change. Multiple factors continually put credit union information and functions at risk, including accidental or intentional mishandling of sensitive data and external attacks. Credit unions may also find their critical information at risk when theft, loss or destruction occurs, which could affect the ability of the credit union to meet member expectations and often results in a loss of member trust. Protecting sensitive information should be a priority within any business plan and the No. 1 security objective for every credit union.The first step toward this goal is to develop a comprehensive security strategy that aligns with the credit union’s business development objectives. Credit unions can then use the resulting plan as a baseline for defining how much of their resources should be invested in information security. When you couple your security strategy with a risk assessment, you can also prioritize funds to the highest-value security efforts.A security strategic plan is most effective when using a comprehensive approach. Plans should integrate the people, process and technology components of information security to ensure the plan balances risk and security needs and effectively couples business and IT strategies.Security leaders should possess a significant understanding of their credit union to ensure their security program enables the business as opposed to impeding it. To that end, the security leaders of tomorrow should integrate the following steps into their security strategic plan:Recognize the ever-changing tactics bad actors use to attack members’ information. New threats emerge every day with no sign of slowing down. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Gene Fredriksen Gene Fredriksen is the CISO for PSCU. In this role he is responsible for the development information protection and technology risk programs for the company. Gene has over twenty five … Web: www.pscu.com Detailscenter_img Leverage threat-sharing organizations to keep your protections current and effective against attacks. Organizations such as Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs) and Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) are often equipped to identify actionable threats and efficiently distribute alerts. Sharing information and presenting a unified front makes everyone stronger.Information security is a daily journey, not a single battle in a cyber war where a single victory will turn the tide. There will always be new security and risk challenges to meet, which is why creating a security strategic plan is critical for credit unions that want to manage information risk effectively. To commit to this process as a security leader, you’ll need resources and time. To be fully capable, you will also need to add value to your credit union, make an effort to understand the operation of the business and focus on how the security strategy can strengthen your credit union and help it succeed. This approach will demonstrate the value of a security program as a business enabler, not just an overhead activity. Share actionable threat information. Develop and use a professional network, ideally one made up of security professionals from other credit unions like the National Credit Union Information Sharing and Analysis Organization.last_img read more