Osinbajo, Odili seek protection for child, vulnerable witnesses
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday called for practical ideas that would facilitate justice delivery without sacrificing the well-being of vulnerable witnesses in the process. Osinbajo gave the charge in a goodwill message delivered on his behalf by the senior special adviser on research, legal and compliance matters, to the President, Bulkisu Saidu at the hybrid virtual conference on “protection of child and vulnerable witnesses in Nigeria” He said such protection must not only address the overwhelming cultural and social norms and barriers to exposing criminals but also assess and addr...
Meet a 57-year-old man with a dream: 'I want to be able to read a book before I die'
CHICAGO — For all their deprivations and frustrations, these locked-down days and nights have given some people the time and opportunity to fulfill their dreams and desires. I know a woman who has been using her “spare” time to learn to speak French, another “painting watercolors of beach scenes” and yet another determined to “finish the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle.” Months ago, when all this began, a 57-year-old man named Andre (who asked that his last name not be used) was laid off from the job he had for years toting bags at a downtown hotel. He decided that his would be to “exer...
Palestinian child suffers broken jaw while in Israel detention
A Palestinian child detainee underwent surgery yesterday after he was brutally beaten by Israel soldiers, according to the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS). The 16-year-old from the Al-Arroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, was hospitalised at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem after suffering abuse at the hands of Israeli occupation forces while in detention two days ago. As a result of the beating, Mohammad Muqbel suffered a broken lower jawbone and fractures to his teeth. His father, Munir Muqbel, confirmed that Mohammad had platinum implanted to treat his left lower jawbone. He was deta...
The Middle East Monitor
ST. VINCENT-COURT-High Court jails man for having sex with an eight year-old child
A High Court judge has sentenced a 26-year-old man to 15 years in jail after he was convicted of having sexual intercourse with an eight-year-old girl. Justice Brian Cottle handed down the sentence Thursday on Kawanie Williams after he was found guilty by a majority of the nine-member mixed jury on November 23. Williams committed the crime when he was 19 years old. The court heard that on November 16, 2013, the “academically slow” child, as she usually did, went to Williams’ home so his sister could help her with her school work, where, the accused on reaching home and finding his sister aslee...
How marriage affects your child’s success
In today’s hyperactive world, parents feel they have to constantly push their children to do well. Extra tuition, extra classes, you name it. But children actually make their own way in the world. In fact, most of what contributes to your children’s future success comes from their genes, and the way they interact with the world outside your house. For example, even babies already have their own completely unique personalities, as every parent knows. And children learn far more new words from their friends in the playground than from you. Of course there are still lots of ways in which you can ...
Abu Dhabi Police bring joy to a child born on December 2 to mark the UAE National Day
Dubai: Commemorating the 49th UAE National Day in a unique way, official from the Abu Dhabi Police visited the home of an Arab child who was born on December 2, presented him a cake and wished him happy birthday much to his delight. The gesture meant so much more in the current pandemic times when children are unable to usher in their birthdays with big parties and gatherings. The overjoyed child cut the cake emblazoned with his portrait in presence of the police officers and marked this birthday. Abu Dhabi Police shared the video of the National Day birthday boy enjoying ride in the police ca...
Living with Children: Don't be afraid of your children
“Are you afraid of your child/children?” I query folks who testify to children who frequently engage in flagrant antisocial behavior – tantrums, brazen disrespect, and belligerent disobedience being the top three.I cannot recall an exception to parents – hundreds and counting – answering “Yes.” Therefore, it seems that fear of one’s child and major discipline problems are somehow related. Which came first? I suspect they develop simultaneously. Misbehavior begets anxiety, then downright fear, which begets even more outrageous misbehavior, begetting even more paralyzing fear, and so on. If pres...
Tribune News Service
Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate falls to 1.3%
The HIV transmission rate from mother to child during pregnancy this year has fallen to 1.3% of infected mums, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Monday.Speaking ahead of World Aids Day on Tuesday, acting DoH director-general, Dr Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, said the department’s Perinatal HIV Intervention Monitoring System (PHIMS) had recorded a 1.3% mother-to-child transmission rate, down from 1.9% in 2015.He said the department has a goal to reduce the rate to 1%.Dr Suwannachai told a press conference that a reduction in the mother-to-child transmission rate is a national public ...
The Bangkok Post
Australia PM slams China tweet showing fake image of 'soldier killing Afghan child'
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday condemned a fake image of an Australian soldier appearing to murder an Afghan child posted to the Twitter accounts of a Chinese government spokesman, amid escalating tensions between Canberra and Beijing.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao posted a doctored image showing an grinning Australian soldier with a bloody knife next to a child, who is seen holding a lamb.The caption reads: "Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians and prisoners by Australian soldiers. We strong condemn such acts, and call for holding them accountable".The tw...
How to know it's time to drop your child's afternoon naps
Choosing the right timing and length for a young child's afternoon naps can be an exact science: They shouldn't be too late, or too early, or too long or too short.Even if parents carefully calibrate the daily routine - which gives them, too, some badly needed rest - there's a fair chance their bundle of joy will be singing and bouncing on the mattress around his or her 10 pm bedtime. This could be a sign that it's finally time to put the child's afternoon nap to bed.Needing a nap isn't a matter of a child's age, according to paediatric cardiologist Dr Hermann Josef Kahl, spokesman for the Col...