Hong Kong – Police National Security Department arrested two men (with photo)

Police National Security Department arrested two men (with photo)

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     The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force today (June 26) arrested two men, aged 31 and 53, in Cheung Sha Wan and Chai Wan respectively.

      

     Police conducted searches at the two arrested men’s residences with court warrants. Some electronic communication devices which were used to publish seditious messages, a computer, military knives and an imitation firearm were seized. The two arrested men were suspected of “doing an act or acts with seditious intention”, contravening Section 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200); “possession of an imitation firearm”, contravening Section 20 of Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance (Cap. 238); “possession of offensive weapon”, contravening Section 17 of the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap. 228); and “possession of apparatus for radiocommunications without licence”, contravening Section 8 of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap. 106).

      

     The two arrested men are being detained for further enquiries.

Hong Kong – Hong Kong Police’s National Security Department arrested and charged two men

Hong Kong Police’s National Security Department arrested and charged two men

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     The National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force (NSD) today (June 23) arrested two men, aged 28 and 30, in Wong Tai Sin and Yuen Long respectively, for suspected of “doing an act or acts with seditious intention”, contravening Section 9 and 10 of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200).

      

     Investigation revealed that the two arrested persons were suspected of publishing posts on social platforms to disseminate seditious messages that promote feelings of ill-will and enmity between different classes of the population of Hong Kong and incite the use of violence.



     Besides, Police conducted searches at the two arrested persons’ residences with a court warrant. Some electronic communication devices which were used to publish seditious messages were seized.



     NSD laid holding charges against the two arrested persons, each with one count of “doing an act or acts with seditious intention” this evening. The case will be mentioned at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow morning (June 24).



     Police remind members of the public that “doing an act or acts with seditious intention” is a serious crime. Offenders shall be liable upon conviction to imprisonment for two years on first conviction. Members of the public are urged not to defy the law.

National Pink Day June 23rd with The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative

You Matter. Get Your Mammogram.

You Matter. Get Your Mammogram.

MIAMIJune 21, 2022PRLog

  • Fresco y Más, Jackson Health System and Other Partners Offering Mammogram Screenings and Prevention Education
  • Miami Dade College Freedom Tower and FTX Arena Light Up Pink for Awareness and Remembrance
  • Make a Difference and Join the Movement with #WBHI Pink Day to Help Transform and Save Lives

MIAMI, Fla., June 21, 2022 –The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI)—a leader in disease prevention & early detection community outreach— reminds women on National Pink Day, June 23rd, that ‘You Matter, Get Your Mammogram’, ensuring self-care this summer with timely breast and heart screenings.

With pink being the color representing breast cancer, WBHI’s 8th Annual Summer Breast Cancer Awareness Day provides women with critical resources to help beat the odds of breast cancer. Through its community partnerships, WBHI offers mammograms for early detection, health education, care coordination and patient navigation year-round and on June 23rd under the umbrella theme, #WBHIPinkDay, engaging with the South Florida community and national audiences.

Bringing critical preventative care services to the community, WBHI partners with Fresco y Más in Hialeah on National Pink Day, June 23rd offering mammogram screenings at no cost and by appointment only. Women can contact WBHI to schedule their mammogram at 305-825-4081. Valued partner Jackson Health System will also be providing heart screenings, presenting a more comprehensive preventive care approach. Macy’s adds some glamour to the day with a raffle for fragrance gift bags. while supporting good health for all women. Lucky winners will also receive a $100 gift card for grocery items at Fresco y Más, while everyone who participates in the mammogram screening receives life-saving disease prevention and early detection education packages.

“Our summer breast cancer campaign on National Pink Day reminds women that ‘You Matter. Get Your Mammogram’, and practice disease prevention and early detection,” states Andrea Ivory, WBHI’s founder and executive director. “Breast cancer is diagnosed year-round, but the good news is that early detection and disease deterrent lifestyles transforms and save lives.”

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime; and the death rate has increased. Delayed, or missed cancer screenings could mean diagnosis at a later stage with a poorer prognosis. In addition, WBHI will present risk reduction strategies for heart disease which is the leading cause of death for women.

The #WBHIPinkDay campaign includes in-store activities throughout Misha’s Cupcakes locations with a specially designed, fundraising pink cupcake, and participating Starbucks offering breast cancer educational ‘pink packs’ with free coffee during select times. Committed partnership with COX Media Group and Clear Channel Outdoor amplify summer breast cancer awareness messaging. Additionally, Miami Dade College Freedom Tower and FTX Arena light up pink at sunset for community awareness and remembrance.

Everyone near and far is invited to support the initiative on social media with pink inspired images and messages, and the hashtag #WBHIPinkDay and tagging Facebook @TheWBHI and Instagram @WBHI.

A leader in fostering healthy communities, WBHI was recently designated the first official Florida license plate designed to support Disease Prevention & Early Detection. Pre-sale vouchers are available at flbreasthealth.com/licenseplate to provide increased education and awareness relating to early detection, prevention, and screening of breast and heart issues.

For more information about The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, visit https://flbreasthealth.com/.

National Workshop to deliberate over ‘Vision for an effective, speedier and hassle free Consumer Dispute Redressal’


The Department of Consumer Affairs under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is conducting a National Workshop on ‘Vision for an effective, speedier and hassle free Consumer Dispute Redressal’with President and Members of the National Commission, Presidents and Members of the State Commissions and Presidents of selected District Commissions along with Principal Secretaries of the States on 20th June, 2022 at New Delhi.


 Hon’ble Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Textiles and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the workshop. 


  The purpose of the Workshop is to discuss and deliberate on effective and speedy consumer disputes redressal. The Workshop aims at understanding core issues faced by various consumer commissions across the country in the process of disposal of consumer disputes and address these concerns with the support of legal provisions and technology.


The key issues to be discussed in the Workshop are: Status of vacancies & pending cases in the State and District Commissions and prescribing a framework for effective and speedy redressal consumer grievances.Status of e-filing in State and District Commissions and suggestions for making e-filing preferred option for the consumers for grievance redressal.Status of Mediation in State and District Commissions and suggestions for putting in place an effective mechanism for mediation as prescribed in Consumer Protection Act 2019. Status of infrastructure in State and District Commissions and suggestions for improving the same.


  The key issues shall be deliberated by way of panel discussions and representatives from various State Commissions, State Governments and District Commissions will put forth their challenges, views and suggestions in achieving the holistic goal of effective and speedy consumer dispute redressal.


Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Hon’ble Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Rural Development and Mr. Justice R. K. Agrawal, Hon’ble President, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission will also grace the occasion and address the participants.




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National Education Policy 2020 is a knowledge document of the 21st century – Shri Dharmendra Pradhan


Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan attends roundtable on implementing National Education Policy at Symbiosis International University at Pune today.




Speaking on the occasion Shri Pradhan said that National Education Policy 2020 is a knowledge document of the 21st century. It aims to promote all-round development of an individual and aims to make education accessible to everyone, he added. He said India has become the epicenter of knowledge based economy  and our contribution to the global economy is significant.


The Minister stressed that our academic fraternity have a big role to play in ensuring a rightful place for India in the new world. Ubiquity of technology and digital economies have made the world a small village. Today we are at the crossroads of an emerging new global order. How well we harmonise with technology and automation, acquire new skills will define our readiness for the future of work as well as for a leadership role in the emerging new global order. There is a huge opportunity for all of us here, especially for our academic community, he added.


Shri Pradhan highlighted that our education system had been rigid in the past. Multi-disciplinary and holistic education was a challenge but  NEP2020 has made it possible to make our teaching and learning more vibrant, inclusive, flexible and multi-disciplinary, he added.


Shri Pradhan said that in the last 75 years, we have been assertive and conscious about our ‘rights’ and now is the time to walk on the path of ‘duties.’ There can be no one better than our teachers’ to drive home this point and shift the focus on performing duties and fulfilling responsibilities, he added.


He further said that online education is the new reality and teaching fraternity must build new academic dynamics & come forward for developing quality e-learning content, developing SOPs to ensure online learning is not limited to exploitative market forces and protecting against data imperialism.


Thr Minister urged that to create global citizens and meet global expectations in line with the NEP 2020, our academic institutions must also ensure that they become ‘instruments of knowledge and empowerment’ rather than being ‘instruments of materialistic expectations’.


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