first_img to go further Receive email alerts ————————————–28.10.2003Daily News director freed, four others arrestedDaily News director Washington Sansole was freed by police on 27 October, along with another director’s niece, Tulepi Nkomo, who paid a fine of Z$10,000 (10 euros) for actions supposedly likely to disturb public order. Sansole has been charged with illegally publishing the paper.Four other Daily News directors, including chief executive Samuel Nkomo, were arrested on 27 October and held overnight, accused of illegal publishing and obstructing justice after the paper produced a special eight-page edition on 25 October. They risk fines of up to Z$300,000 dollars (300 euros) or a maximum two years in jail and are expected to appear in court today. —————————————26.10.2003Mugabe asked to release Daily News director at onceReporters Without Borders today called on President Mugabe to immediately release Washington Sansole, a director of the Daily News who was arrested earlier today, and Tulepi Nkomo, another director’s niece who was arrested last night. Their arrests, preceded by the detention of 18 of the newspaper’s employees for several hours yesterday, are the latest round in an unrelenting drive by the government to close the Daily News down for good.”We are outraged by these arrests, which show the Zimbabwean authorities will stop at nothing to prevent the country’s sole independent daily from appearing,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “They must halt this series of arbitrary arrests and this unacceptable harassment of the newspaper’s directors and employees,” he added.Sansole was arrested in Bulawayo. AFP quoted police as saying he would be held until the other directors presented themselves. However, four of the newspaper’s nine directors have already left the country. Tulepi Nkomo was arrested last night at the home of her uncle, Samuel Nkomo. The newspaper’s legal adviser, Gugulethu Moyo, said she had no professional relationship with the Daily News. There has been no word of her since her arrest.Earlier yesterday, police also arrested 18 of the newspaper’s journalists and staff members a few hours after it brought out its first issue since it was banned on 12 September. Reuters said they were released several hours later. However, they reportedly had to sign statements that they work for the Daily News, who might be a first step towards their being prosecuted.The newspaper said in yesterday’s edition that the Zimbabwean authorities wanted submissive news media that see nothing, hear nothing and say nothing bad about the government. The front page had a cartoon of the information minister being crushed by a pile of copies of the Daily News.Police are reportedly still occupying the premises of the Daily News. The newspaper’s legal adviser told Reuters the arrests were acts of revenge by a government that preaches the rule of the law but practices the law of the jungle. They come after the Harare administrative court ruled that the government’s media commission had shown bias when banning the newspaper and that the ban was illegal. A Harare court refused on 13 November to dismiss charges against fourdirectors of the independent paper the Daily News of illegally publishing anewspaper by bringing out a special eight-page issue on 25 Octoberallegedly without legal permission. Their trial was set for 6 Februarynext year.The paper’s management asked the High Court on 12 November to confirm a 24October order by the Administrative Court for the authorities to registerthe paper by the end of this month, thereby enabling it to resumepublication.————————————–30.10.2003Four Daily News directors releasedFour directors of the Daily News arrested on 27 October and accused of publishing the paper illegally were each released on Z$50,000 (US$63) bail on 30 October. Harare magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe said he would decide on 13 November whether to try them or not.The directors had been due to appear in court on 28 October to be formally charged but were not taken to the court that day. The paper’s legal adviser, Gugulethu Moyo, said police had taken statements from the four as soon as they were arrested so there was no reason for them to have spent two nights in police custody. News Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell ZimbabweAfrica ZimbabweAfrica November 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trial of Daily News directors set for 6 February Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Zimbabwe News RSF_en Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 12, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail News November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports September 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgThe migration to EMV is proceeding across the payments industry. Merchants, issuers, processors and networks are at various stages of development to implement, test and certify their EMV compliant systems. Financial institutions, in particular, are assessing their options and associated risks for issuing new chip cards. Merchants are taking stock of the need to upgrade terminals. There is no dearth of soothsayers predicting the time and expense involved in the eventual industry-wide adoption of the new technology, and prognosticating about its lasting value in light of other emerging technologies. Dealing with change is always challenging, and the march toward EMV may present more challenges than most others.But there is more to it than infrastructure upgrades and technology enhancements. When it comes to a smooth migration, people may well get in the way!The EMV migration experiences in other markets, and the early activity here in the U.S., suggest we can expect some practical difficulties as financial institutions, merchants and consumers adapt to the new environment. We can anticipate a fair amount of inconsistency and confusion.Here are just some of the problems to be expected in the early going:Denied transactions, because not all parties in the chain are prepared to accept and carry the required EMV related data.“Lost” transactions because not all parties will carry the requisite data, and some entity may just “drop” the transaction so that it never processes to completion.Transaction timeouts. It takes terminals longer to read chips than mag stripes, and not all parties to the transaction will have made the necessary timing adjustments.Unfriendly or unfamiliar error messages that neither merchant cashiers nor cardholders understand, so transactions may be repeated.Confusion about how to conduct a transaction. It will take consumers a little time to be able to determine whether to dip or swipe their cards, where to insert them, when to pull them, and how to orient a card correctly.The familiar “debit” or (“ATM”) and “credit” buttons may work differently with different merchant implementations, and consumers may have more restricted choice regarding the use of PIN or signature in the chip card world.Inconsistency in the way credit chip cards work versus debit chip cards at the same terminal (Changes are not required for credit routing options).Cards left behind in the chip reader.Increases in the number of service calls to customer call centers.Reductions in signature transaction volume – which may affect credit union income.Consumer confusion as to why they are receiving new cards, why their new cards look different, and whether the new cards have any effect on their account relationships or fees.This is not to say that the industry should not proceed with the more secure technology of EMV; but, rather, to make the point that it’s not all about system testing and certification. There will surely be a substantial burden on operational support, clarifying procedures, and consumer education to make it all work – and it may be a bit of a bumpy road to get there. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Christopher Poole Christopher Poole Joined CU24 in 2014. Mr. Poole is responsible for providing network technical support and guidance, managing implementation of network interfaces, ensuring processors are in compliance with Network Operating … Web: www.cu24.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgFranklin County, In. — Through a partnership with Margaret Mary Health and Stayin’ Alive, LCC Franklin County sheriff’s deputy Jason Lovins presented the program “Mentoring Successful Athletes” recently. Athletes gathered in the auditorium during their “Impact” period to hear about the dangers of tobacco and vapes, health-related issues, as well as legal consequences.Law Enforcement, health professionals, and school administrators across the country are seeing a dramatic increase among teenagers when it comes to tobacco and vaping use.  “This is an alarming trend and we anticipate increased health related problems as these teens become adults,” stated Franklin County Sheriff Ken Murphy.  “Any chance that we can use to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco, vaping, and nicotine addiction, we are happy to do our part,” Sheriff Murphy continued.“Mentoring Successful Athletes” is a new program being offered this year at the Franklin County High School by the partnership of Margaret Mary Health and Stayin’ Alive LCC.  This program has three areas of focus:  athletes, coaches, and parents.Anyone needing assistance to quit tobacco and vaping can contact 1-800-Quit-Now, operated by the National Cancer Institute.last_img read more