Labourer busted with over 600g ganja

first_imgA 29-year-old labourer of Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was busted by Police with over 600 grams of cannabis in his possession.According to Police, ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) actingPortions of the sealed ganja that was unearthed during a search conducted at the home of an Enmore, East Coast Demerara residenton intelligence swooped down on the man’s Old Iron Squatting Area, Enmore residence about 14:45h on Thursday and conducted a search, unearthing the marijuana.The illicit drug was weighted and amounted to 675 grams.The suspect is being processed for court.last_img

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

first_img Iraqi members of the Civil Defense and Kurdish men examine an unearthed mass grave of Kurds in west of the city of Samawa, Iraq April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani WhatsApp Iraqi members of the Civil Defense examine an unearthed mass grave of Kurds in west of the city of Samawa, Iraq April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-SudaniIraqi members of the Civil Defense examine an unearthed mass grave of Kurds in west of the city of Samawa, Iraq April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein’s crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader’s forces three decades ago.The grave, found in the desert about 170 km (106 miles) west of the city of Samawa, contained the remains of dozens of Kurds made to “disappear” by Saddam’s forces, Salih’s office said.They were among up to 180,000 people who may have been killed during Saddam’s “Anfal” campaign that targeted Iraqi Kurds in the late 1980s when chemical gas was used, villages were razed and thousands of Kurds were forced into camps.“He killed them because they did not accept the continuation of this regime, because they wanted to live a free and dignified life,” Salih, a Kurd, told a news conference at the grave site.“He brought them to Samawa to bury them but our people in Samawa embraced them,” Salih added. Iraq’s southern provinces are predominantly inhabited by Shi’ite Arabs, who also suffered oppression and mass killings under Saddam, a Sunni Arab.“The new Iraq must never forget these crimes that were committed against Iraqi people from all groups,” he said. Iraqi members of the Civil Defense and officials cover the bones from an unearthed mass grave of Kurds in west of the city of Samawa, Iraq April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Iraqi members of the Civil Defense examine an unearthed mass grave of Kurds in west of the city of Samawa, Iraq April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani Iraqi members of the Civil Defense cover the bones from an unearthed mass grave of Kurds in west of the city of Samawa, Iraq April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani Bits of clothing are seen after they were unearthed from a mass grave of Kurds in west of the city of Samawa, Iraq April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudanilast_img read more

US to give up internet governance on 1 October

first_imgAdvertisement The transfer of internet governance from the USA to the global internet community will take place on 1 October, despite protests from some US politicians and advocacy groups.The US Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced that it plans to let its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) expire on 1 October.ICANN currently operates the functions of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which enables the operation of the internet domain name system (DNS), including overseeing protocols, country-code top-level domains and maintaining IP address allotments. – Advertisement – But stewardship of the IANA is due to be transferred to the wider internet multistakeholder community as part of a nearly 20-year effort to privatise the DNS.“The IANA stewardship transition represents the final step in the US government’s long-standing commitment, supported by three Administrations, to privatise the internet’s domain name system,” NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling said in a blog post announcing the plan.“For the last 18 years, the United States has been working with the global internet multistakeholder community to establish a stable and secure multistakeholder model of internet governance that ensures that the private sector, not governments, takes the lead in setting the future direction of the internet’s domain name system.”But Republicans in the US congress and a number of advocacy groups have been opposing the transfer due to concerns that governments with a reputation for online censorship may be able to seize greater control over the operation of the global internet, threatening internet freedoms.[Technology Discussions, Computer World]last_img read more