Pakistan arrests 2 men linked to int’l child porn ring

first_imgMULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency has arrested two men on suspicion of links to an international child pornography ring. Saturday’s early-morning raid followed a tip from Italy through Interpol. Pakistani authorities say it’s the first time Interpol has given the country information about the presence of a criminal operation involving child pornography there. A top FIA official in the eastern Punjab province says incriminating material was retrieved from a computer allegedly belonging to one of the men. It showed he was in contact with an international gang and was posting child pornography videos on the dark web. Two other suspects remain at large.last_img

The Association of Landlords from Cres is organizing the first public forum on the amount of the flat tax

first_imgThe deadline within which cities and municipalities must make a decision on the amount of the lump sum is January 31, 2019. RELATED NEWS: Also, the question arises as to what over 100.000 renters do in their local communities with the organization of the same public forums and the opening of a dialogue with the City Council (representatives of the local population) who make the decision on the amount of the lump sum. This directly affects and affects the business of private renters, and if there is now no dialogue and the need to openly discuss the amount of the lump sum, then the problem is in the renters themselves. When the decision is made on the amount of the lump sum per bed, then it is too late to “Facebook smart” and call for the “destruction” of private accommodation. It is primarily the responsibility of private landlords to be actively involved in the discussion and open a dialogue with City representatives. Today, starting at 18:30 pm in the Rector’s Palace on Cres, the first public forum will be held on the amount of the lump sum per bed, ie accommodation unit. WITH THE ENTRY IN THE NEW YEAR, THE RESIDENCE TAX WAS INCREASED The law stipulates that the lump sum may not be less than HRK 150 or more than HRK 1.500. However, if the city or municipality does not make a decision on the amount of the flat tax within the given deadline, then according to the Act, the lump sum will be 750 kuna per bed. RENTERS HAVE THE MOST BENEFITS FROM TOURISM? center_img Currently, the amount of the lump sum in the area of ​​Cres is 300,00 kn, and as they point out from the Cres Landlords Association, the association’s leadership wants to hear the landlord’s opinion before opening an official dialogue with the City. More information about the public forum – Flat tax on the island of Cres, see HERE It is interesting that this is the first public forum on this topic, at least as far as I know. Also, this is the only right way to develop the local community through dialogue and constructive discussion, so support the organizers and come to the public discussion. Cover photo: TZ Cres PRIVATE RENTERS ON STRIKE: WHO PROFITS AND WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?last_img read more

Bulldogs Outdo Knights

first_imgSouth Dearborn had no answer for Jacob Wilson who kept runners off the basepaths in his appearance. Wilson gave up just two hits, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during his five innings of work.Alex Roell went 1-2 as the Batesville Bulldogs took home a 2-0 victory over South Dearborn in seven innings at Liberty on Thursday.He doubled in the fifth inning for the eventual game-winning RBI, which followed Alex McPherson’s sacrifice bunt with two strikes.South Dearborn’s Smith ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted six innings, walked none, struck out seven, and allowed two runs.The Batesville Bulldogs never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring two runs on an RBI double by Alex Roell and an RBI single by Quinn Werner.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

Photo Gallery: Memorial Day, 2018

first_imgPhotos by Jay Cook and Patrick Olivero |On Memorial Day, May 28, patriotism was on display in the towns of Rumson, Fair Haven and Middletown. Americans paid their respects to those who died in service to their country and held festive  parades.Some of these photos were published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img

Trump Administration commits to continued defense of U.S. food and beverage manufacturers using common food names

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A report on intellectual property issued last week by the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) outlined the Trump Administration’s continuing commitment to curtailing the damaging abuses of geographical indications (GIs) — particularly by the European Union (EU).The report highlighted ongoing threats to U.S. companies that legally use common food names both within the United States and in global trade. USTR’s annual Special 301 Report outlined extensive efforts that the administration is making in numerous countries to stem the EU’s efforts to use GIs to erect barriers to U.S. exports.The U.S. dairy industry joined the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) in hailing the report for sending a strong, positive signal on how the new administration plans to tackle these types of trade and intellectual property issues to preserve jobs and safeguard global opportunities for U.S. companies.“Many countries protect legitimate GIs, including the United States,” said Jaime Castaneda, executive director for CCFN, an international alliance dedicated to preserving rights to use common food names. “When properly targeted to protect unique regional products, GIs can be a useful intellectual property tool for some producers. But the EU’s approach is far from properly targeted. Rather, it is a system designed to steal commonly used names from those who built markets for those products and monopolize use of those terms in foreign and domestic markets.”Abuse of GIs could impact a variety of sectors, from dairy, wine and meat to horticulture and rice. The U.S. dairy organizations, CCFN, and wine and grocery industry groups all filed comments to USTR earlier this year expressing concern with the growing threat to U.S. manufacturers of foods with common names. Among the specific requests to the USTR: hold trading partners accountable for their commitments, preserve market access negotiated through earlier trade agreements and prevent competitors from monopolizing widely used generic terms like feta and prosciutto.“We appreciate the many positive actions of USTR on this important issue. As trade policy strategy is developed this year, we urge the administration to build further upon the U.S. government’s past successes in pushing back against the EU’s global GI agenda,” said Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. “This work should continue to include both bilateral engagement with our trading partners and incorporation into any trade agreement discussions.”last_img read more

7 Ideas About Creating Content

first_imgAll content isn’t created equal. The best content is helpful. The worst content is not helpful. You want to produce content that benefits people in some way, whether it is by entertaining them, educating them, persuading them, or inspiring them. The very best content serves the consumer.Negative content may get you a bit of attention for a very short while, but it isn’t a long-term strategy. Over the longer term, the trail you are leaving behind you defines you, and a wake of negativity isn’t going to serve you. Trolls sometimes get attention, but they never develop and audience of their own.There are three strategies around content. You can be a creator and write, record (video or audio), or create some other way. The Internet runs on the work of creators. You can also be a synthesizer. We don’t make enough of this role, but people need someone to tie the pieces together and point them at the bigger themes. You can also be a curator, sharing the work of creators and synthesizers and pointing people at useful content.Any attempt at short cutting the process of gaining an audience works against you. If you title anything “And you won’t believe what happened next,” you will be known as someone with weak content and a willingness to sensationalize and overstate value. Over time, you will teach the audience you are trying to develop to ignore you. Guest posts might do a teeny bit to build your brand, but you need to do the real work yourself.Consistency counts. Consistent quality counts. Predictable publishing counts. It’s a sign of professionalism. If you write on Sundays, write on Sundays. If you publish daily, publish daily. If it’s three times a week, that’s what it is.Content works while you are sleeping. You aren’t creating content only for today. The content you create will be working for you years into the future. People underestimate the half-life of content and dramatically undervalue evergreen content. Your ideas are right for the people who need them, when they need them, and where they need them. Google brings people to the content they need when they need it. But only if you create it, synthesize it, or curate it.Your content, if you are a creator, gives people the experience of what it might be like to work with you. Your content gives them a clear idea of what you think, what you believe, and how you approach things. Producing the right content attracts your dream clients to you.last_img read more