Many reasons not to admire Trump

first_imgThe April 15 letter, “Efforts to impeach Trump based on lies,” stated that we don’t recognize all of Donald Trump’s accomplishments. This is my assessment: I don’t like his tone of voice, his vocabulary or the words he uses, and he’s immoral and prejudiced.I hate to say this, but I’m ashamed of him. My moral values are different than his.CONCETTA CANNIZZARONiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

West Java teen falls victim to ‘sextortion’ by online ex-boyfriend

first_img“We have obtained photos of E and his address for submitting to the police,” KPAID Tasikmalaya head Ato Rianto said on Thursday.The KPAID is accompanying the victim in reporting the incident to police. Ato explained that the student and E met about 11 months ago on Facebook and shortly thereafter, they decided to start a romantic relationship, although they had not met in person. About two months into the relationship, E asked the girl to have phone sex with him by video call, and she agreed. They had phone sex  several times, and E reportedly recorded each call without the girl’s knowledge. A 15-year-old junior high school student in Tasikmalaya, West Java, has reportedly fallen victim to “sextortion” following months of an online romance with a man she never met offline.The 23-year-old man, identified as E, allegedly threatened the victim to distribute intimate videos of her that he had recorded without her knowledge if she did not give him money, according to the Tasikmalaya Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAID).The teen said that she had transferred Rp 350,000 (US$23) to E, but that he still sent the video to her classmates anyway. The couple ended their relationship in February after a disagreement, and E subsequently started blackmailing the girl through online correspondence, kompas.com reported.  The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) had earlier stated that children were prone to online sex crimes, citing 679 of such incidents  it had recorded in 2018, up from 608 cases in 2017. “The ever-developing information technology makes it easier for children to access the internet nowadays. If children are not monitored [closely], they can easily be exposed to negative content like pornography,” KPAI pornography and cybercrimes commissioner Margaret Aliyatul Maimunah stated at a press conference recently. As a result, children could become victims of sexual abuse and other forms of online abuse. Worse, they could also become perpetrators of such crimes themselves, said Margaret.The KPAI recorded at least 250 cases of online sex crimes and pornography targeting children in 2018.It also recorded a growing number of underage sex offenders – below the age of 17 – in cyberspace, from 94 offenders in 2016, to 102 in 2017 and then to 96 in 2018. The data indicated a rapid increase in such offenders from just 16 cases in 2013. Margaret thus urged parents to monitor their children’s internet use regularly to protect them from online sex crimes, including sextortion. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

MAJOR REFURBISHMENT OF ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE GETS GREEN LIGHT

first_imgA major refurbishment project is to go ahead at St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny.Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh has confirmed that the Government has given approval for a very substantial refurbishment project to go ahead at the well-known school.Deputy McHugh said “The Department of Education has sanctioned a major refurbishment project for St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny, which will address structural and facilities deficiencies in the school building. “Funding has been secured for major refurbishment to a section of a part of the school to allow for new accommodation for classes.Deputy Joe McHugh“The project will also involve roof repairs and installation of a dust extraction system. There is also funding for science room fittings and installation of fire alarms,” he said.Deputy McHugh says he been working consistently with St. Eunan’s College for more than two years to address the accommodation issues there.“I would like to compliment School Principal Mr Chris Darby and the Board of Management on a very professional approach. “This funding will not address all of the school’s accommodation needs, but it will be a substantial refurbishment project, and a major step forward.”The school is still at the centre of a planning stand-off with local residents over plans to erect an extension to the college.MAJOR REFURBISHMENT OF ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE GETS GREEN LIGHT was last modified: July 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy joe mchughSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more