Nyabenda Emmanuelle and her husband Misago Jean Mari are still in shock. They live in the Kinama neighborhood in Burundi's capital Bujumbura. When Nyabenda got home from a day of work in the field, classmates of her daughter Shadia told her the terrible news – Shadia had fainted at school and was unconscious. When Nyabenda arrived at the school, her daughter's teacher blamed her for what had happened – she should have informed the school that Shadia was sick and should not be beaten. Shadia had in the meantime been brought to the hospital – but she died on arrival. Shadia's mother Nyabenda Emmanuelle still shocked by the death of her daughter The exact details of Shadia's death remain unclear. The teacher, Shadia's father Misago told DW, disappeared after the death, and the school director was taken into police custody for three days, but was later released. The Kinama authorities justified the release by alleging that Shadia had epilepsy and died as a result … [Read more...] about The reluctant farewell to corporal punishment
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Dramatic footage has captured the moment police finally captured the armed robber who stole former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan's £135,000 watch at gunpoint. Met Police detectives had spent a week tracking down career criminal Adam Yaroo, 32, and after identifying his hideout sent armed officers to lay in wait for a pre-dawn raid. The team swamped Yaroo when he returned home on his moped and arrested him with no resistance. He then ranted at police: 'Take me to your police station and take me to jail, d***head. Armed robbery, you fool.' Met Police detectives had spent a week tracking down career criminal Adam Yaroo, 32, and after identifying his hideout sent armed officers to lay in wait for a pre-dawn raid on May 2. He is seen here being arrested The footage, from new BBC documentary, The Met: Policing London, began with police having to temporarily stand down the raid after Yaroo left his home at 2am in the morning of May 2. Rather than giving up though the … [Read more...] about ‘Take me to jail’: Dramatic moment police finally captured the career criminal who stole ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan’s £135,000 watch at gunpoint
If you control public communication you can control the way people think and how they behave. That's what Xi Jinping's government is counting on.And it is never more true than at the time of major political gatherings.The Communist Party Congress, held every five years, is set to begin next week: an event which will culminate in the revelation of the new leadership team behind General Secretary Xi.So the censors here are poised to restrict with one hand and disseminate with the other.What they're looking out for are key words and expressions popping up in social media. Anything signalling an intention to protest or ridiculing the country's senior political figures will be blocked and potentially see a user reported to the authorities.For example, a message featuring the name of this country's ever-more powerful leader and his sometimes-used nickname "Winnie the Pooh" (小熊维尼) will simply not go through to group discussions on the messaging app WeChat.Funny … [Read more...] about China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts
A privacy bug within Google's Hangouts and Google Talk chat instant messaging services has confused message recipients and sent instant messages to other contacts as well as the intended recipient. It is unknown what exactly caused the messaging bug, which had privacy implications and the potential for messages to be redirected to embarrassing unintended recipients. One user, PardeepDhingra01, complained on Google's product support forums that "while I was chatting with my other colleague, my chats [got] sent to my boss and my boss' chats, which he sent to me, [got] sent to my colleague." The issue seems to have been limited to Google Talk users attempting to communicate with people who have migrated to Google's newer, replacement instant messaging platform, Google Hangouts. Google: "Service is returning to normal" The issue was first noticed at 9.32AM on 26 September by Google who said: "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Talk." "At this time Google Talk is not … [Read more...] about Google privacy bug sent chats to the wrong people
As a nation we are well supplied with choreographers. Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon… the list goes on. All are highly acclaimed, players on the world stage, their services booked for years ahead. So why are their female colleagues struggling for visibility? Why, when British dance was founded by women like Ninette de Valois and Marie Rambert, and has always employed more women than men, are there no high-profile women choreographers? It's 14 years since a woman was commissioned to create a main-stage ballet at the Royal Opera House. If this were true of women playwrights at the National Theatre, or female artists at the Tate, there would be outrage. But at the flagship institution of British dance, the omission has escaped public notice. As it did last summer when the Royal Ballet and the National Gallery launched a collaboration named Metamorphosis: Titian 2012. Of the 15 artists and choreographers involved, none was a woman. An … [Read more...] about Sexism in dance: where are all the female choreographers?