16 Jun

Vodafone Foundation launches €˜Reach’ programme

first_img  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Head of the Vodafone UK Foundation Sarah Shillito said: For the Reach programme, the vision of working together will be crucial to deciding the successful entrant and we hope that charities will be inspired by this opportunity. We too will be collaborating, working with the charities to help them shape what I hope to be a high impact programme, making a difference to young people’s lives.Closing date for applications is 17 August and the winning programme will be announced in October with work starting in January 2008. Howard Lake | 12 June 2007 | News Vodafone Foundation launches €˜Reach’ programme The Vodafone UK Foundation has launched its second flagship funding programme, offering £5m funding over three years for work helping 16 to 25 year olds facing exclusion from society.Reach will fund charities working in collaboration – either in pairs or wider groups. The Foundation hopes that through working in collaboration and establishing this approach at the outset, the Reach programme can drive a step change to service delivery for young people.The first programme brought together Shelter, Samaritans and Youthnet. During the programme, the Foundation board saw the collaboration between organisations evolve over the three years, and realised the value it could bring in providing more effective services for young people. Advertisementlast_img read more

26 May

Delhi Riots: Crime Branch of Delhi Police Files Charge Sheet Against Shahrukh Pathan And Others

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Riots: Crime Branch of Delhi Police Files Charge Sheet Against Shahrukh Pathan And Others Karan Tripathi9 Jun 2020 7:21 AMShare This – xThe Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has filed the charge sheet in the cases pertaining to Delhi Riots. Filed before a trial judge in the Karkardooma District Court Complex, the charge sheet pertains to offences punishable under sections 147,148,149,283,186,188,353,332,323,307,505, 120B, 34 of the Indian Penal Code, Section 27 of Arms Act, and Sections 3 and 4 of PDPP Act….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has filed the charge sheet in the cases pertaining to Delhi Riots. Filed before a trial judge in the Karkardooma District Court Complex, the charge sheet pertains to offences punishable under sections 147,148,149,283,186,188,353,332,323,307,505, 120B, 34 of the Indian Penal Code, Section 27 of Arms Act, and Sections 3 and 4 of PDPP Act. The charge sheet presents specific details regarding the following cases: Maujpur Chowk riots case Kardam Puri Pulia murder case For the Maujpur Chowk riots case, the Crime Branch has arrested Shahrukh Pathan and 5 others. Shahrukh Pathan has also been named as the main accused in another case in which he had allegedly brandished his gun and shot at HC. Deepak Dahiya, in full public view. To establish an offense under section 120B of the IPC, the charge sheet states that: ‘During investigation of all the 3 cases being charge sheeted today, it has emerged that there was a deep-rooted conspiracy which triggered the communal riot. A web of conspirators, instigators and rioters has been identified and several have been arrested. The chronology of events since the enactment of CAA has been investigated.’ Crime Branch is also claiming that the riots were not impromptu but were conspired with intent to create communal strife, to malign the image of the Country under the garb of democratically opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act. The conspirators, charge sheet mentions, caused disruption by the dual scheme of spreading misinformation on CAA and causing CHAKKA JAM on main arterial roads, which triggered a major communal riot. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

1 Mar

What prompted Capitol rioters to violence?

first_img Related Bacow, Harvard faculty, students call for affirmation of American principles Psychologist suggests starting with asking them what they think, feel Though there is still much to learn about radicalization, she and Goldenberg hope this research highlights the complex array of political actors that exist and shows the different psychological pathways that can lead people to embrace extreme political action.“Appreciating the diversity of origins and manifestations of ideological extremity is essential in order for identifying it in the first place and understanding the reasons some individuals are more vulnerable and susceptible to engaging with ideologies in an extreme way,” said Zmigrod.It’s also valuable information for policymakers and others who seek to craft counter-extremism initiatives that try to prevent radicalization. This research suggests that interventions that address an individual’s psychological traits, such as cognitive flexibility, intellectual humility, and emotional regulation, “will be more comprehensive and informative than interventions that focus on demographics or even ideology alone.” Historians and political scientists say still unclear, but more turmoil in near term seems certain When Donald Trump amassed 74 million votes in the 2020 election, it was natural that many of his supporters would feel deeply disappointed that Joseph R. Biden Jr., who racked up more than 81 million votes, was declared the winner. But Americans of all political stripes were stunned and horrified on Jan. 6 when several hundred Trump rallygoers stormed the U.S. Capitol hoping to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s victory.Many of the Capitol rioters were extremists, according to the FBI and federal prosecutors. Some belonged to violent, far-right paramilitary and white supremacist groups, held anti-government views, or believed in political conspiracy theories.Certainly, many Trump supporters felt anger over an election result they believed was illegitimate, yet only a tiny fraction responded that day in Washington, D.C., with violence. So what kind of person is moved to try to forcibly take over their own government? The answer may lie in the way people inherently think and respond emotionally to events, a growing body of research into the psychology of extreme political actors suggests.Those willing to endorse ideological violence share a number of underlying cognitive and emotional traits. In addition to being impulsive and sensation-seeking, they are “significantly” more likely to perform poorly on executive-function tasks that combine planning, problem-solving, and memory, and show little awareness of their own learning and thinking processes, according to a recent paper by Amit Goldenberg, a Harvard Business School psychologist, and Leor Zmigrod, a research fellow at the University of Cambridge and former visiting fellow at Harvard who studies why people become radicalized.,These cognitive and personality traits are more predictive of support for ideological violence than even demographic factors such as age, gender, and education level, Zmigrod’s research work has shown.It’s part of a very new approach to the study of radicalization, one that departs from the usual focus on factors thought to best predict someone’s attraction to ideological violence, like social isolation, group identification, and the degree to which they are influenced by social norms.“The way that this question has been asked before is: ‘Let’s look at the circumstances of the situation, the specifics, and the people related to it, and ask, why did these people decide to go and act?’” said Goldenberg.“We try to ask something slightly different, which is: ‘What are the personality characteristics about the way that people behave in the world unrelated to politics — the way that they think, the way that they respond emotionally to events — that predict whether they’re more likely to behave in an extreme way in the context of political actions?’” he said.People who have trouble adapting to new, changing intellectual demands or circumstances, known as cognitive rigidity, tend to hold more ideological and dogmatic views about politics, nationalism, and religion, for example. That inflexibility is also predictive of a greater willingness to endorse violence in support a political group and a strong belief that they would sacrifice their own life to save other members of the group, according to the paper, forthcoming in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science.All of this helps explain the appeal to certain individuals of extreme ideologies that offer simple, unambiguous explanations of complex ideas and events, often found in conspiracy theories and other forms of “fake news.”,“One of the things that drives the spread of fake news is ‘cognitive laziness,’” a term associated with MIT scientist David Rand, Ph.D. ’09, to describe a person’s inability to engage in cognitively challenging situations, Goldenberg noted.“And that’s not the obvious thing you would think. The obvious thing you would think is that people are just likely to see the reality through the lens of their political affiliation and be motivated to see fake news as real because it’s congruent with what they want it to be,” he said.Stoking anger has long been an effective tool of political parties and politicians on the left and right to spur supporters to action, from registering to vote to making a campaign contribution. How strongly a person reacts emotionally to events in general, as well as his or her ability, or lack thereof, to regulate those emotions, is also a predictor of whether a person is willing to take extreme political action.Many Jan. 6 rioters, upset that Biden was to be declared president-elect, characterized their presence at the Capitol to reporters and on social media as a righteous effort to prevent the presidency from being “stolen” from Trump, often comparing themselves to American colonists revolting against the British occupation of 1776.,Given how often human beings are “mistaken” about why they do things, Goldenberg said such statements, especially those made on social media, were more “signaling efforts” designed to reach others in the far-right media ecosystem than actual explanations of their motivation for storming the building.“We also seek moral justifications for decisions that were impulsive and made because of emotions we felt at the time,” he said. “These explanations provide us with a good outline of the social norms that these people are in and what is considered moral and good” and therefore “are important pieces of information for us to understand.”For over a decade, federal law enforcement agencies have identified political extremists as a growing security threat. On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security’s National Terrorism Advisory System warned of a “heightened threat” from domestic violent extremists, some of whom are “ideologically-motivated” to incite or commit violence well into 2021.Whether any political persuasion is more or less prone to violence than another is not yet known. Zmigrod said no large-scale statistical data is available regarding how the willingness to endorse ideological violence relates to various political ideologies. Where are we now after a second impeachment? Concern over storming of the Capitol How to talk to your kids about the Capitol riotslast_img read more

19 Oct

95 aircraft parked at Indonesian airports as virus puts airlines’ operations on halt

first_imgThe I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, has the most parked planes with a total of 30 aircraft, while Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, has 19 aircraft parked on its apron. AP I, which manages 15 airports in the central and eastern parts of Indonesia, recorded a total of 17.78 million passengers using its airports in the first quarter of this year, an 8.11 percent drop from 19.3 million in the same period last year. Aircraft traffic also fell by 6 percent to 175,143 flights in the first quarter from 184,085 flights during the same period last year.A combination of flight cancelations, travel restrictions and the sharp drop in air travel demand because of COVID-19 has also forced airports to adjust their operations by reducing their opening hours. AP I has decided to prolong its operational adjustments to deal with the drastic passenger movement at the airport. “Angkasa Pura I is prolonging the adjustments in several airports until May or July, but we are not closed to the possibility that operational adjustments will be extended again if the pandemic shows now positive developments,” said AP I president director Faik Fahmi on Monday. The pandemic has left more than 16,000 passenger jets parked around the world, according to data from Cirium, which provides travel industry data and analytics.Meanwhile, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimated that 25 million jobs in aviation and all related sectors, representing 11.2 million jobs in the Asia Pacific, are at risk due to COVID-19,Topics : A sharp decline in air travel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Indonesian airlines to ground more of their fleets.According to state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I), 95 planes from various airlines are parked at its 11 airports across Indonesia for long-stay periods.  National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has the highest number of parked aircraft with 27, followed by Lion Air with 21 planes, AirAsia Indonesia with 19, Wings Air with 11 and Citilink Indonesia with eight aircraft, according to data provided by the operator on Monday.  last_img read more