Education authorities – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 05:34:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://the-education-store.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Education authorities – The Education Store http://the-education-store.com/ 32 32 Authorities discuss ways to improve virus situation on Thursday https://the-education-store.com/authorities-discuss-ways-to-improve-virus-situation-on-thursday/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 02:43:12 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/authorities-discuss-ways-to-improve-virus-situation-on-thursday/ As Soa just mentioned, a CLIMBING REALITY IS SETTING OUT here in the country, with the NUMBER of daily infections and critically ill patients REACHING NEW HEIGHTS. To find out more, I have Choi Min-jung here in the studio. Min-jung welcome. Thanks for having me, Sunny. Now, given the latest developments, I hear authorities are […]]]>

As Soa just mentioned, a CLIMBING REALITY IS SETTING OUT here in the country, with the NUMBER of daily infections and critically ill patients REACHING NEW HEIGHTS.
To find out more, I have Choi Min-jung here in the studio.
Min-jung welcome.

Thanks for having me, Sunny.

Now, given the latest developments, I hear authorities are looking at IMPROVING current countermeasures and also EXPANDING some prevention guidelines?

It’s true Sunny. In fact, Korea’s special committee on pandemic recovery held its fourth meeting earlier today.

The committee headed by Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum assessed the current situation and discussed ways to tackle the resurgence.
The prime minister said it may be necessary to roll back anti-virus measures and stressed the need for a more resilient healthcare system.
He said this would lead to wider adoption of home treatment, especially with medical centers in the capital region approaching full capacity.

The authorities are also planning to strengthen their prevention guidelines.
Due to concerns about diminished immunity, the government may allow vaccine passes to be valid for approximately 6 months after full vaccination.
It is also likely that vaccine pass requirements will be expanded to include restaurants and cafes.
At this time, passes are not required for these locations.
Another planned change is the issuance of vaccine passes for those under 18.
As infections among adolescents increase, places popular with students, such as singing rooms, may also begin to require it for younger people.

Due to this increase in infections among adolescents … and worsening COVID-19 indices, … Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae held an emergency meeting with virus experts on Thursday. She expressed concerns about the increased risk of infection for students due to recent numbers and the recent full reopening of schools. The Education Ministry has stepped up prevention guidelines in schools and sent more staff, including for preemptive PCR testing,… but said there was a limit to what such measures can do.

“In order to bridge the educational gap that has arisen due to distance learning,… and to ensure safety in schools and a sense of normalcy for our children,… I ask students and parents to participate to our vaccination campaign,… which is the most effective prevention method.

– second suneung ended safely, no cluster infections reported so far

Besides adolescents, older people who received vaccines earlier than the rest of the population are also at risk.
What options do they have to better protect themselves?

Well, authorities have stressed the need for booster shots.

In the past two weeks, breakthrough infections accounted for 80% of all cases in people aged 60 and over.
The Korean Medical Association said on Wednesday that booster injections are needed because antibody levels can erode in older people who received their injections several months ago.

Meanwhile, Minjung, we got some sad news Wednesday night about Korea’s first FETAL death from COVID-19?

That’s right. A 26-week-old fetus has died from maternal-transmitted COVID-19 infection.

The pregnant woman in question contracted COVID-19 last week, and in just four days she miscarried.
Authorities say the mother was not vaccinated and the fetus subsequently tested positive.
It is not yet clear whether the cause of death is linked to COVID and how the fetus became infected.
Pregnant women with COVID-19 were nearly twice as likely to have stillbirths as their healthy counterparts, according to research by the US CDC.
Considering the risks, medical experts also recommend that pregnant women get vaccinated.

Min-jung right.
Thanks for now.

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SC lashes out at IIT authorities and tells them to “create a siege” for Dalit boy who lost IIT Bombay – Edexlive https://the-education-store.com/sc-lashes-out-at-iit-authorities-and-tells-them-to-create-a-siege-for-dalit-boy-who-lost-iit-bombay-edexlive/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 07:22:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/sc-lashes-out-at-iit-authorities-and-tells-them-to-create-a-siege-for-dalit-boy-who-lost-iit-bombay-edexlive/ The Supreme Court is adamant about his stance on Prince Jaibir Singh, 17, that he is given a seat at IIT this year. On hearing the petition filed by the student from Ghaziabad, the Supreme Court did not agree to be informed by the IIT authorities that there were no vacant seats available. “There will […]]]>

The Supreme Court is adamant about his stance on Prince Jaibir Singh, 17, that he is given a seat at IIT this year. On hearing the petition filed by the student from Ghaziabad, the Supreme Court did not agree to be informed by the IIT authorities that there were no vacant seats available. “There will be a court order against you and then it will be a problem for you. You have to understand the reality of our social life,” said Judge DY Chandrachud. The two-judge bench, which also includes Judge AS Bopanna, called on authorities to “create a seat” for the Dalit student who lost his seat at IIT Bombay due to a technical problem with the payment of fees. costs.

Prince, who had previously had his appeal dismissed by the Bombay High Court for failing to seek redress within the deadline, found strong support in the Supreme Court, where judges said: “Often seats become vacant . You can adjust it there. Please tell the president that the student cannot be left out, he is a Dalit boy and he did not have the money. You have to understand the realities of what is happening. happening in the field, find a way out.

During last week’s hearing, the court called the student merit and deemed the case important enough to force him to “rise above the law.” “He’s a Dalit boy who missed a spot without fail on his part. He passed an IIT exam and was about to be admitted to IIT Bombay. How many of these kids are able to do it? sometimes the court must rise above the law, ”the magistrate said.

The online Joint Seat Allocation Authority, or the JoSAA Council after JEE-Advanced this year, requires students to confirm their assigned merit seat by paying the admission fee. On October 29, the student, who achieved a rank of 864 in the scheduled castes on the IIT-Advanced exam, attempted to pay the seat acceptance fee on the official website, but his credit card did not work. simply not. And the moment his sister transferred the money to him to complete the transaction, he found, to his horror, that time was up and the seat was no longer available.

READ ALSO: Ten Years Later He Could Be The Leader Of This Nation: SC Calls On Government To Help Dalit Student Who Missed Deadline To Pay IIT Bombay Fee, Loses Seat

Prince’s appeals to IIT authorities via appeals and emails went unanswered, prompting him to file an application with the Bombay High Court. There, the Ministry of Education, which disputed the petition, said failure to pay the acceptance fee on time implies a rejection of the offered place in the computerized process, and its plea was dismissed.

The case was postponed until later today and the judges have meanwhile called on the authorities to speak with the student.

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Birmingham authorities on alert after 9 children were shot dead in 2021 https://the-education-store.com/birmingham-authorities-on-alert-after-9-children-were-shot-dead-in-2021/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 04:18:32 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/birmingham-authorities-on-alert-after-9-children-were-shot-dead-in-2021/ BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WIAT) – After 6-year-old Carlos Moore was shot dead Thursday night off Avondale Street, nine children were the victims of gun violence in 2021; three were shot dead in November alone. 1 dead, 2 others injured after Center Point shooting, police say News of Thursday’s shooting has incredulous groups like the Birmingham Housing […]]]>

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WIAT) – After 6-year-old Carlos Moore was shot dead Thursday night off Avondale Street, nine children were the victims of gun violence in 2021; three were shot dead in November alone.

News of Thursday’s shooting has incredulous groups like the Birmingham Housing Authority who want to know why this is becoming a problem in the city.

“You know, the Housing Authority donated $ 25,000 to Crime Stoppers, along with others, for crimes against youth. The crimes are still not cleared up. Money is not enough either. It doesn’t have to be, ”said CEO David Northern Sr.

Some of the cases involving children still have no arrests, including the person who shot and killed two-year-old Major Turner. Turner would have turned 3 on November 19.

“People are still getting shot. Major Turner’s gunman is still there somewhere. And now we have another baby shot. While we have one in the hospital, she is still fighting for her life. It’s really disheartening, ”said Northern Sr.

And while efforts have been made to curb the violence, pastors like Dr. Michael Wesley Sr. believe they can do more than offer a higher reward.

“No. And I still think there needs to be more. We need to get the message deeper into homes,” said Dr. Wesley Sr. “Gun Safety Education. The whole idea of ​​tidying up weapons, not even to have them at all.

If anyone has information regarding these unresolved cases, call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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Hidden Certificate Authorities Undermine Public Crypto Infrastructure • The Register https://the-education-store.com/hidden-certificate-authorities-undermine-public-crypto-infrastructure-the-register/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/hidden-certificate-authorities-undermine-public-crypto-infrastructure-the-register/ Security researchers have verified the Web’s public key infrastructure and measured a long-known but little-analyzed security threat: hidden root certificate authorities. Certificate authorities, or CAs, vouch for the digital certificates we use to build trust online. You can be reasonably sure that your bank’s website is in fact your bank’s website when it presents your […]]]>

Security researchers have verified the Web’s public key infrastructure and measured a long-known but little-analyzed security threat: hidden root certificate authorities.

Certificate authorities, or CAs, vouch for the digital certificates we use to build trust online. You can be reasonably sure that your bank’s website is in fact your bank’s website when it presents your browser with an end user or leaf certificate linked via a chain of trust to an intermediate certificate and ultimately to the X.509 root certificate from a trusted certification authority. .

Each browser relies on a trust store made up of around 100 root certificates belonging to a smaller set of organizations. Mozilla’s CA certificate list, for example, currently has 151 certificates representing 53 organizations.

Some of the more well-known certification authorities in the United States include IdenTrust, DigiCert, Sectigo, and Let’s Encrypt.

But it’s not the known CAs that are the problem. Researchers affiliated with universities in China and the United States recently examined the certificate ecosystem and found that there are a large number of hidden root certificates. They are of concern because root certificates and their associated CAs are supposed to be known – this is the basis of the chain of trust.

Seven computer scientists – Yiming Zhang, Baojun Liu, Chaoyi Lu, Zhou Li, Haixin Duan, Jiachen Li and Zaifeng Zhang, affiliated with Tsinghua University, Beijing National Information Science and Technology Research Center, 360Netlab and QI -ANXIN Technology Research Institute in China and the University of California at Irvine, USA, explore these obscure CAs in an article titled “Rusted Anchors: A National Client-Side View of Hidden Root CAs in the Web PKI Ecosystem ”.

The paper[PDF] was presented this week in the Proceedings of the ACM SIGSAC 2021 conference on computer and communications security.

With the help of the 360 ​​Secure Browser, a browser widely used in China, researchers analyzed certificate chains during volunteer web visits over the course of five months, from February to June 2020.

“In total, more than 1.17 million hidden root certificates are captured and they have a profound impact from the perspective of web customers and traffic,” report the researchers. “In addition, we identify approximately 5,000 organizations that hold hidden root certificates, including bogus root certification authorities posing as large trusted authorities.”

Hidden root certificates refer to root certification authorities that are not trusted by public root programs. The situation is loosely analogous to looking in your wallet and finding what appears to be official currency until you realize that the note represents Bozo the Clown. You don’t know how that questionable bill got into your wallet – you might have been a victim of fraud – and you might be able to spend it – if no one is looking too closely – but something’s probably going on. fishy.

“The issuance of certificates from hidden root CAs is typically unaudited, allowing them to arbitrarily issue forged certificates and intercept secure connections, breaking authentication and posing threats to security, ”the document explains.

Hidden root certificates, the authors explain, come from a variety of sources – some benign, some less so. They can be installed by VPN, parental controls or security software, malware, corporate networks, or government agencies. Basically they are all problematic as they usually do not comply with audited policies or do not allow monitoring through a system like Certificate transparency. And they undermine the chain of trust because they don’t offer the same verification modes as public root CAs.

Baojun Liu, postdoctoral researcher at Tsinghua University, gave an example of the risks posed by bogus root certification authorities. “We discovered that a Windows Trojan was implanting root certificates disguised as SecureTrust CA 2 into infected hosts, which was confirmed by the Cisco threat intelligence [PDF], he said in an email to The register. “Cases of malware using bogus root certificates have also been reported in previous work.”

These hidden root certificates were involved in approximately 0.54% of all measured visits. Together, they represented 5,005 groups of certificates, most of which (4,362 groups or 87.2%) consisted of only one certificate. The remaining 12.8 percent of the groups accounted for 99.6 percent of all certificates.

The largest of these groups consisted of 254,412 root certificates from “Certum Trusted NetWork CA 2” – an entity masquerading as Certum CA, which uses a lowercase “w” in its certificates with the word “Network”. Another similar certification authority identified was “Verislgn trust Network” – not to be confused with legitimate “Verisign”.

Even in scenarios where hidden root certificates were used legitimately by government agencies and businesses for appropriate purposes, researchers found implementation flaws: 75% of these certificate chains had verification errors due to errors. weak signature algorithms. It would be less of a problem if certificates were confronted internally, but researchers say a majority of self-built root CAs sign certificates for public websites.

These hidden root certificates exacerbate security issues despite incorrect implementations. For example, researchers found that 41.4% of hidden root CAs owned by government agencies and businesses are used for direct in-chain certificate signing. Root certificates are supposed to sign intermediate certificates which in turn get used to signing leaf certificates – this way the intermediate certificate can be revoked if there is a security issue, leaving the root intact.

Another problem: more than 79% of hidden root certificates are valid for more than 60 years (the current opinion, according to the boffins, is that a lifespan of between six months and 16 years is more appropriate, depending on the strength of the problematic public keys).

The document makes several recommendations on how to improve the situation. Operating systems should better regulate root store modification, the authors argue. Browsers should do more to communicate certificate issues to Internet users, and the ways in which local applications intercept traffic should be standardized, to make malicious intervention more obvious.

“It could be very beneficial if the software [makers] would make their uses of certificates more transparent for regulatory oversight, ”Liu said. “With regard to large-scale plans, establishing hierarchical authorization structures (for example, managing system root certificates separately from user root certificates) or other forms to limit the effective reach of third parties. Part CAs are also a qualifying option. “

When asked if better automated detection measures could be built into browsers to detect non-compliant certificates, Liu said there are currently no lightweight tools suitable for browsers and more serious tools like Zlint are not suitable.

“However, these validation modules could be extended by sorting out security-sensitive non-conformities with rule-based verification, which is not too complex a task for automated deployment,” he said. . “And we are also looking forward to doing it.” ®

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Oklahoma Assumes Pentagon Vaccine Mandate in Salute to Biden Authorities | national news https://the-education-store.com/oklahoma-assumes-pentagon-vaccine-mandate-in-salute-to-biden-authorities-national-news/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 21:55:00 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/oklahoma-assumes-pentagon-vaccine-mandate-in-salute-to-biden-authorities-national-news/ Pentagon officials appeared to show traces of exasperation this week while answering questions about the implications of the Oklahoma governor’s decision not to punish members of his state’s National Guard who refuse to comply to the federal mandate on the coronavirus vaccine. “I made it clear yesterday – and I am happy to do so […]]]>

Pentagon officials appeared to show traces of exasperation this week while answering questions about the implications of the Oklahoma governor’s decision not to punish members of his state’s National Guard who refuse to comply to the federal mandate on the coronavirus vaccine.

“I made it clear yesterday – and I am happy to do so again today – that this is a legal order and a legal obligation for the Secretary of Defense,” the Secretary of Defense said on Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. “His authorities are demanding that the force be vaccinated against COVID-19, and that includes the National Guard. “

Kirby’s deliberate response was as much a response to a surprising order to challenge the Commander-in-Chief of the Army as it was a demonstration of complex sets of laws and codes that grant states autonomy.

The confrontation he refers to comes at a time of growing tensions as individuals, groups and local governments seek new avenues to fight against President Joe Biden’s vaccine warrant collection. Starting in the summer, his administration ordered all federal and other employees under his authority to be vaccinated, including the military, who are already scheduled to receive dozens of other vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration – all like the Pfizer vaccine which troops are required to take.

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Yet the internal political struggles that have marred the federal response to the coronavirus for almost as long as the pandemic itself have now caused this latest impasse between the government and those who see an opportunity to defend what they see as individual rights. .

“What we are doing in Oklahoma is consistent with the Constitution and the Title 32 law that governs the National Guard,” said the sergeant. General Thomas Mancino, the adjutant general of Oklahoma, said Stars and stripes in an interview on Wednesday. He added that he was “extremely proud” of “the opportunity to help the nation understand the Constitution and the implications of Title 32 authority”.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt installed Mancino last week after relieving four-star General Michael Thompson, a supporter of the vaccination mandate for members of the Guard, who said he discovered his dismissal. via Twitter.

The authorities cited by Mancino refer to the ability of each state governor to deploy their National Guard troops when they are not already under federal authority. Stitt cited these rules to justify his order last week that the state would not take “negative administrative or judicial action” against any member of the Guard who refused the vaccine, despite the Secretary of State’s decision. Defense Lloyd Austin. order to all active and reserve troops – which includes the Guard – as well as the civilians and contractors of the department. In his letter, the governor claimed that the warrant “violates the personal freedoms of many Oklahomans” and asked Austin to “reconsider the policy of mandating the COVID-19 vaccination”.

The next deadlines for vaccinations begin with the Coast Guard as well as civilian employees and contractors on November 22 and all Sailors and Marines by November 28. Some Reservists and Army Soldiers deadlines are in December, followed by all Reservists and Guard units by June.

Defenseone reported Thursday afternoon that the military would begin deporting soldiers who refuse to receive the coronavirus vaccine, including members of the Guard.

Nonetheless, reports emerged that other states may follow Oklahoma’s lead with their own National Guard troops, while others seem to be waiting to determine how this latest stalemate ends. Many high-ranking members of Congress, including Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee that oversees the Pentagon, have criticized the tenure as reckless, dangerous and hasty. Despite the outcry, the military services have already started to dismiss the military for refusing the order.

In the latter case, however, the Pentagon quietly rebuffed the arguments of Stitt and others, taking a conspicuously sober approach by discussing how it, as a department, would retaliate against members of the Guard who refuse. shots – if any.

“No one disputes that the governor is the commander-in-chief of his national guard in this state. Absolutely true, ”Kirby said Tuesday. “But for the Guard to function, it must be able to meet the demands of the Federal Mission.”

“And so – again – the secretary can and has imposed a legal obligation on the guards to get vaccinated.”

A defense official speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity stressed on Wednesday that the latest dusting does not represent an attempt by federal authorities to override state power.

“I don’t really believe it’s a question of pitting an individual member between the defense ministry and the governor,” the official said. “Rather, he is an individual member who wants to maintain his status and ability to participate in the National Guard.”

The complication in this particular situation is that the federal and state governments share authority over members of the National Guard at different times. Each member of the Guard belongs to what the Defense Ministry still calls each state’s “militia” and is accountable only to the governor and the local chain of command when operating at home. This changes under the second responsibility of each guard, which falls to the National Guard Bureau. It oversees forces when the federal government activates them for a regional or national mission. Pentagon says authority extends to federally-funded military education or training each member of the Guard can receive, including some of their regular drill weekends and other drills on the ground, which would all become prohibited to those who are not vaccinated.

“When they are not on order, they have a constitutional right not to be vaccinated,” says Robert Sanders, a former Navy lawyer with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, now a professor in the Department of National Security. University of New Haven. “We see that all over the country. Unfortunately, those who are not vaccinated are more likely to die. “

“They could potentially be forced to get the vaccine if they were federally prescribed. But politically, why would we ask them to do it? Politically, they fail the readiness test. And you would tell them: go home, ”he said.

The subsequent penalties for failing to meet the standards of a training exercise or deployment like this go beyond simply not participating. These guards would also not receive any benefits for these exercises or real-world assignments, including compensation, as well as any accumulated time that would count towards their retirement eligibility.

And failure to meet training standards set by the state guard could result in the unit being fired. Mancino in his interview with Stars and Stripes acknowledged this reality and indicated that, nonetheless, the forces he oversees would be sufficient to meet federal requirements for his troops without ensuring that they all receive vaccines. He noted that more than 90 percent have already been vaccinated and that the Oklahoma guard could still meet all of its federal requirements even if none of the remaining guards choose to be shot.

“The Oklahoma National Guard is committed to making sure we don’t miss any federal mission,” he told the newspaper. “We have several to come and we do not expect this problem to affect these mobilizations at all. “

And some argue that, legally, Biden has as much ability to force the Oklahoma government to vaccinate its citizens as then-President Donald Trump did in April 2020 when he claimed he did. had the unilateral power to force states to reopen their economies and reverse stay. – home orders and business closures.

As Georgetown Law researchers stated in an analysis note at the time, “the president cannot ordain states or their localities as subordinates. On the contrary, power is divided within our federal system.

For others, however, this logic defeats the purpose of the administration’s decrees, especially for those who volunteered for the opportunity to help protect their fellow citizens.

“The whole idea of ​​duties and responsibilities as citizens of the United States,” says Sanders, “is to be in a position that does not put other people at risk.”

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Authorities investigate possible bomb threat at St. Paul High School https://the-education-store.com/authorities-investigate-possible-bomb-threat-at-st-paul-high-school/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 19:41:49 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/authorities-investigate-possible-bomb-threat-at-st-paul-high-school/ Updated Thursdayat 2:50 p.m. The deputies have left the school, according to an updated press release. The investigation is ongoing. The sheriff’s office does not plan to release additional information at this time due to the investigation. St. Paul School District officials posted on the neighborhood Facebook page that all college and high school activities […]]]>

Updated Thursdayat 2:50 p.m.

The deputies have left the school, according to an updated press release. The investigation is ongoing. The sheriff’s office does not plan to release additional information at this time due to the investigation.

St. Paul School District officials posted on the neighborhood Facebook page that all college and high school activities are canceled today.

Superintendent Joe Wehrli told the Statesman Journal around 2:30 p.m. everything was fine. The district will be back to school on the regular schedule Friday.

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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible bomb threat at St. Paul High School.

Sgt. Jeremy Landers told statesman Journa that the sheriff’s office was briefed on the threat Thursday at 10:15 a.m. It is still an active investigation at 11:25 a.m.

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Strong winds could bring relief, authorities say https://the-education-store.com/strong-winds-could-bring-relief-authorities-say/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 13:27:24 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/strong-winds-could-bring-relief-authorities-say/ Strong winds are expected to provide some relief from Delhi’s high pollution levels from Sunday, authorities said on Thursday. The air quality of the national capital Delhi has been continuously recorded in the “very poor” category. The city recorded its 24-hour average air quality index of 347, up from 375 on Wednesday. Neighbors Faridabad (349), […]]]>

Strong winds are expected to provide some relief from Delhi’s high pollution levels from Sunday, authorities said on Thursday.

The air quality of the national capital Delhi has been continuously recorded in the “very poor” category.

The city recorded its 24-hour average air quality index of 347, up from 375 on Wednesday.

Neighbors Faridabad (349), Ghaziabad (360), Greater Noida (308), Gurugram (323) and Noida (336) also recorded their air quality in the “very poor” category.

“The air quality is expected to improve considerably from November 21 due to the relatively strong winds and reach a mediocre category. PM2.5 will be the predominant pollutant,” the quality early warning system said. of the central government for Delhi.

According to the air quality monitor of the Ministry of Earth Sciences SAFAR, 773 farm fires in neighboring areas accounted for 2% of Delhi’s PM2.5 pollution on Thursday.

The contribution of stubble burning is “negligible” because the winds at the transport level come from the east direction preventing the intrusion of pollutants.

Earlier today, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai urged his Union counterpart Bhupender Yadav to convene a joint meeting and prepare an action plan to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

Rai also cited a study by the Indian Institute of Tropical Management (IITM), a body run by the central government, that external sources accounted for 69% of air pollution in Delhi between October 24 and October 8. November.

He said a similar study carried out by TERI in 2016 showed that 64% of pollution is from external sources and 36% of pollution is from an internal source in Delhi.

To tackle pollution, the Delhi government on Wednesday issued 10 instructions, including a ban on entry into the city of trucks carrying non-essential items and the closure of schools and colleges until further notice.

The Delhi government has banned construction and demolition activity in the city until November 21. He also ordered his employees to work from home until Sunday.

The city government previously announced the closure of all schools, colleges and educational institutions until Sunday and banned construction and demolition activities until November 17.

Rai said 1,000 private CNG buses will be leased to strengthen the public transport system. (With PTI inputs)

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Local authorities urged to secure heat supply and keep students warm https://the-education-store.com/local-authorities-urged-to-secure-heat-supply-and-keep-students-warm/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 02:43:37 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/local-authorities-urged-to-secure-heat-supply-and-keep-students-warm/ Third-grade students from Nongyong Primary School take an exam before winter break in Bansheng Town, Dahua Yao Autonomous County, southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 11 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] Local education authorities should ensure that schools in northern China have sufficient indoor heating for this winter and next spring, the education ministry said on Tuesday. […]]]>


Third-grade students from Nongyong Primary School take an exam before winter break in Bansheng Town, Dahua Yao Autonomous County, southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 11 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Local education authorities should ensure that schools in northern China have sufficient indoor heating for this winter and next spring, the education ministry said on Tuesday.

They should work with financial authorities to allocate additional funds for heating in rural schools and those with longer heating periods, the ministry said in a notice.

Securing the energy supply for heating schools should be one of the top priorities for education authorities and they should work with other ministries and companies to ensure sufficient supply of gas, electricity and coal for winter heating, said the Ministry.

With the rise in natural gas prices, schools that have not completed their coal-fired heating projects may delay the process until the gas supply crisis subsides and prices become more stable. , did he declare.

Schools that will not have clean energy heating systems in the short term should continue to use clean coal heating and they should ensure that there are sufficient coal reserves, the ministry said.

Schools and education authorities should pay special attention to heating safety, carry out regular safety checks and eliminate any potential dangers, the ministry added.

There have been reports of students having classes outside in freezing weather due to a lack of indoor heating.

Students at a primary school in Hebei Province had to run around the playground to warm up and had lessons outside in sparse sunlight rather than in their cold classrooms due to ‘a delay in switching from coal to electric heating, the China Youth Daily reported in 2017.

In 2018, a primary school in Shaanxi province was unable to provide heating for its students due to a delay in the transition from coal to gas heating, Huashang News, a local newspaper reported.

Heating in both schools resumed after media reports.

The Shandong Province Education Department opened hotlines last week to receive reports on heating issues in local primary and secondary schools.

The Hebei Provincial Department of Education has asked the education authorities to check the heating conditions of each classroom and dormitory before the start of the heating season.

The department also asked education authorities and schools to regularly check for safety risks and whether room temperatures during the heating season meet requirements, it said in an advisory.


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How Sharjah Authorities Deal With Child Abuse Cases https://the-education-store.com/how-sharjah-authorities-deal-with-child-abuse-cases/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:16:22 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/how-sharjah-authorities-deal-with-child-abuse-cases/ Senior UAE officials at a panel discussion at the 2021 Child Safety Forum in Sharjah on Wednesday Image Credit: Provided Sharjah: Most cases involving children are resolved amicably in Sharjah, the Sharjah Police Commander-in-Chief told Gulf News on the sidelines of the Sharjah Child Safety Forum on Wednesday. Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi […]]]>

Senior UAE officials at a panel discussion at the 2021 Child Safety Forum in Sharjah on Wednesday
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Sharjah: Most cases involving children are resolved amicably in Sharjah, the Sharjah Police Commander-in-Chief told Gulf News on the sidelines of the Sharjah Child Safety Forum on Wednesday.

Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi told Gulf News that Sharjah police receive several child-related cases each year – most of them resolved amicably through the social support center of the police.

Major General Al Shamsi said if no solution was found to resolve the case, then it would be referred to the prosecution. Each year, around 30 to 40 cases of child abuse are referred to the prosecution, he added.

Child Safety Forum 2021

The second edition of the Child Safety Forum, organized by the Department of Child Safety (CSD), affiliated with the Supreme Council for Family Affairs of Sharjah (SCFA), opened on Wednesday morning with Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, President of SCFA, affirming that “the family is the compass that guides the development path of Sharjah and the driving force that has led us to provide the best social services with the child at the heart of our programs and initiatives”.
In a statement marking the opening of the forum, Sheikha Jawaher added: “Childhood is a time of innocence; it contains formative years of our lives in which our personalities are shaped. For this reason, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Sovereign of Sharjah, has never hesitated to launch innovative projects designed to promote the psychological, physical and intellectual well-being of children, and in turn, strengthen Sharjah’s appeal as a safe and nurturing refuge for children, where they enjoy their rights, express themselves and realize their full potential.

The police chief was a speaker at the forum in a session on the types of abuse suffered by children and how the police, prosecution and relevant authorities deal with it.

Major General Al Shamsi said the safety of children in Sharjah is a top priority for the police, as directed by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

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Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi at the Child Safety Forum
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Media advice

During the session, he stressed the importance of the role of the media in raising awareness of the community through positive examples and not giving a negative image of children.

“I ask the media to be more positive in their interactions with everyone, not just children. We have to be very careful in the way we project the children’s reports and stories on media platforms, as the child’s family could be deeply affected, ”said Major General Al Shamsi.

He also suggested adding sports activities to each neighborhood park to keep children away from cell phones and their impact.

Other panelists for the session were Al Amer Karama Al Ameri, Chief Prosecutor, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department; Ahmed Al Mail, director of the Department of Social Services in Sharjah; Dr Waleed Khaled Al Hammadi, Senior Deputy Prosecutor, Director of Juvenile Prosecutions at the Sharjah Public Prosecutor’s Office; and Moza Salem Alshoomi, Counseling and Wellness Expert, Department of Education.

“The law is essential”

Dr Al Hammadi said that child protection laws in the UAE have been in place since the 1970s and are stronger than ever with the introduction of the Wadeema Law (now known as the children’s rights). “Of course our country offers people the opportunity to prosecute offenders, but we need to be aware and committed to these laws and follow them because the psychological effects of child abuse, even harassment, are sometimes irreversible. This is why respect for the law is essential, ”he added.

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Dr Waleed Khaled Al Hammadi during the roundtable
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Dr Hammadi told Gulf News that the prosecution has registered a number of cases under the Wadeema Law, some of which have been dismissed while others have been referred to the courts. He called on the community to respect children and treat them well, otherwise they would face legal action.

Risks of being online

He also urged parents to monitor what their children are doing on the internet and what kind of material they are accessing. “Beware of electronic games because they are a major cause leading to sexual assault,” he warned.

In one incident, a 12-year-old boy was exposed to attempted sexual harassment through an Instagram ad. The boy saw the ad on the bike and contacted the owner to purchase the bike, but later found out that the owner of the ad had sent him sexual content. The boy reported the problem to his mother, who in turn reported the problem to the police.

Police tracked down the owner of the ad and arrested him, who lived in a house 300 km from the boy’s house. Police investigations revealed that the owner of the Instagram account was only targeting specific age groups for sexual purposes.

Child abuse helpline

The 800700 child abuse helpline is a lifeline for many children in Sharjah. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, professional crisis counselors through interpreters provide immediate assistance to those in need, in Arabic and English.

The hotline number has received 1,623 complaints since the start of this year, said Ahmed Al Mail, director of the social services department in Sharjah. Most of these cases were related to neglect, physical abuse, violence, cyber-blackmail, bullying and misconduct. They have been reported by parents, caregivers, teachers or others through the 800700 helpline.

New clinic in Sharjah

He said the department recently launched the “Ishraqa” clinic, which has a team of social workers and psychologists to provide rehabilitation, social and psychological support to victims and those who have previously been exposed to such. abuse.

The clinic also conducts awareness programs for parents to ensure they maintain a safe home environment for the abused child to prevent such incidents from happening again.

School curriculum on children’s rights

Moza Salem Alshoomi said educational institutions play a vital role in reporting child abuse, adding that by next year a new program will be launched in schools to encourage children to stand up for themselves and to report any type of abuse.

The one-day forum brought together around 100 senior local and federal officials from the UAE and global experts to strengthen child protection and tackle child abuse, while raising awareness of types abuse and the means to remedy it.

Speakers underscored the need to shift from individual responsibility to creating an environment where child protection is a collective responsibility fulfilled by parents, government, legislators and the media.

The changing face of abuse

CSD Director Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei told the forum: “Child abuse is a complex social problem on many levels and the discussions held at the forum, under the theme ‘Keep their innocence’, address the physical impact, psychological and social abuse of children. “

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Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei addressing the assembly at the forum
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She added: “Protecting children from abuse is a responsibility shared by parents, the community and relevant official authorities. A shift in modern lifestyles with the increasing evolution towards an online landscape has led to the emergence of new types of abuse.

“We need to step up our efforts to identify and better understand online child exploitation in order to protect our children from its dangers. The forum aims to keep children safe, both online and offline, and will serve as a platform to raise awareness, especially among children and young people, about all forms of harm, neglect and abuse. .

The clinic also conducts awareness programs for parents to ensure they maintain a safe home environment for the abused child to prevent such incidents from happening again.

How to seek help in the UAE

Report child abuse to the Home Office (MoI) through their hotline number 116111 or through the MoI Child Protection Center website and the “Hemayati” (Protect Me) app ( available on Android and iOS).

Community Development Authority, hotline 800988

EWAA shelter for women and children, hotline 8007283

Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, hotline 800111

Child Protection Center in Sharjah, hotline 800 700.

Hemaya Foundation for Children and Women – Ajman, hotline 800 Himaya (800446292)

Aman Center for Women and Children, via Ras Al Khaimah Police: 072356666

Telephone helpline 80051115 of the Ministry of Education for any problem negatively affecting the learning process of students

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Montreal mayor says authorities are working “day and night” to find who killed 16-year-old boy https://the-education-store.com/montreal-mayor-says-authorities-are-working-day-and-night-to-find-who-killed-16-year-old-boy/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 22:14:38 +0000 https://the-education-store.com/montreal-mayor-says-authorities-are-working-day-and-night-to-find-who-killed-16-year-old-boy/ Montreal mayor Valérie Plante, emotion creeping into her voice, said the city’s police department was working tirelessly to find the perpetrator of the murder of 16-year-old Thomas Trudel in the Saint-Michel neighborhood on Sunday evening. “We’re going to do everything to find out who did this,” said Plante, speaking at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. […]]]>

Montreal mayor Valérie Plante, emotion creeping into her voice, said the city’s police department was working tirelessly to find the perpetrator of the murder of 16-year-old Thomas Trudel in the Saint-Michel neighborhood on Sunday evening.

“We’re going to do everything to find out who did this,” said Plante, speaking at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

At the same time, Montreal continues its efforts to tackle gun violence in the city, she said.

“We are here to show our support. We will work day and night to find out what happened and to make sure we have safe communities, ”said Plante, noting that more than 500 guns have been confiscated by Montreal police this year.

Police chief Sylvain Caron called the death “unacceptable”.

He encouraged people to share whatever information they have. At this point, he said, there have been no arrests, but added that every complaint received from the public is being examined and the investigation is progressing.

Caron said the police department, in partnership with the province, is working to end gun trafficking, putting new teams on the ground in some areas. He also reiterated the need to work closely with community groups to prevent gun violence.

“It’s not just a police solution,” he said. “It is important that we all work together.”

Plante said she would also like the federal government to do more, such as creating tougher penalties for illegal possession of firearms.

Thomas Trudel, 16, was shot dead on Sunday evening in the St-Michel district of Montreal. (Instagram)

Shot in the street

Police were called to the intersection of Villeray Street and 20th Avenue around 9 p.m. Sunday where they found Trudel unconscious. He had been hit by gunshots in the upper body.

Witnesses saw the victim walking down the street before a man approached him, there was a verbal exchange and then the suspect shot the victim at least once, police said.

Trudel’s death was the 31st homicide on Montreal police territory this year.

Relatives told Radio-Canada that Trudel enjoyed playing hockey and was not involved in street gangs or crime.

One of Trudel’s former physical education teachers at the Leonardo Da Vinci school said he was a good athlete and student.

“He was a super endearing and very bright young man – an infectious ball of energy. He was appreciated by his classmates and his teachers,” said Fred Lebel.

Lebel, who also knows Trudel’s younger brother, said learning of the teenager’s death was shocking and difficult. Trudel was shot dead in front of the Léonard-De Vinci school.

WATCH | The mayoress of Monreal, Valérie Plante, sends her condolences and assurances:

The mayor of Montreal sends a message to the family of the victim, Montrealers

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante speaks in the city’s Saint-Michel district following the shooting death of 16-year-old Thomas Trudel, conveying condolences and assurances to his family, as well as assurances to Montrealers that the city is safe. 1:14

More recently, Trudel was a student at Joseph-François-Perrault high school.

Psychosocial workers and a support team have been sent to the school, according to Alain Perron, spokesperson for the Montreal School Service Center (CSSDM).

“We wish to express our condolences to family members, friends and the educational community at the school,” Perron said in an email.

Quebec launches an initiative focused on prevention

Last month, another 16-year-old Montrealer was killed.

Jannai Dopwell Bailey was stabbed in the parking lot of Mile End high school in the Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough. A teenager was arrested in this case.

And back in February, Meriem Boundaoui, a 15-year-old girl, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Saint-Léonard.

Quebec Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault said the province is taking action at the police and community level to fight gun violence. (SRC)

On Tuesday, the Minister of Public Security, Geneviève Guilbault, offered her condolences to the family, friends and community of Trudel.

“I understand that people are worried right now, stressed out, sad, but I want to tell them: overall, Montreal is still a safe place to live, even though we are all a little overwhelmed and worried about what is happening. ‘has happened,’ said Guilbault. .

She said she was working with Montreal police and organizations on the ground to prevent gun violence.

“The key to the solution is to prevent these weapons from falling into the hands of young people and that is what we are working on,” said Guilbault.

In September, she announced that the Quebec government is investing more than $ 90 million in funding to help fight firearms trafficking.

The next step is prevention, she told CBC News.

Guilbault has indicated that she will soon announce a new initiative focused on prevention that will be launched in collaboration with the administration of Montreal, local organizations and the federal government.

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