The Home Secretary told MPs she was working with William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, to look at what further support can be provided. An announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.
Britain is planning to open its doors to ‘vulnerable Syrian refugees’, it was revealed last night.
An announcement could be made as early as tomorrow to coincide with a Parliamentary debate on the UK’s participation in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees programme.
Home Secretary Theresa May told MPs yesterday she was ‘working with the Foreign Secretary, William Hague to look at what further support can be provided by this Government and further announcements on that will be made’.
She said Britain had opened its doors to ‘several thousand asylum seekers’ since the chaotic civil war began and said there was a ‘mechanism already in place to facilitate helping Syrian refugees with existing family ties in the UK to settle here.
Labour and the UKiP have been increasing pressure on Mrs May over the UK’s response to the crisis.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper urged Mrs May to allow the UK to provide shelter for ‘the minority of refugees who - the UN and others have made clear - are too vulnerable to come or to survive even in the camps, and that is why it’s so important to provide that extra help’.
Mrs May replied: ‘This is an issue which is of concern to people across this whole House, and the Government is looking at what is the most appropriate way for us to provide support and enhance support that we are already giving.’
She defended the UK’s record on helping Syrian refugees ‘and the amount of money that we are providing in humanitarian aid’.
Her comments come after Mr Hague said the Prime Minister David Cameron did ‘open the door’ to the possibility of vulnerable Syrian refugees being welcome in the UK.
‘It’s encouraging to hear that the Government is listening to calls for it to accept resettled refugees from Syria,’ Maurice Wren, chief executive of the Refugee Council, told journalists.
He added: ‘The Government must act without further delay to secure safe passage for the people who are struggling to survive in the harsh conditions in the region.’
The BBC's Paul Wood in the Central African Republic reports on fears that sectarian conflict between Muslims and Christians could result in genocide.
The UN has warned that the Central African Republic is heading toward a humanitarian disaster, as people fleeing conflict between Muslim and Christian militias pack into overcrowded camps with poor sanitation. Paul Wood in the capital, Bangui, reports on fears that sectarian violence will end in genocide.
Men armed with knives and clubs were striding down the dirt road, purposefully. They were Christians and they had discovered that one of our drivers was a Muslim.
They stole the four-wheel drive vehicle he had and started to take him away.
They were vigilantes known as the anti-balaka, or "anti-machete".
Jose Gutierrez was brutally arrested in April 2012 during peaceful protests, then convicted of assault himself
At the time of the April 2012 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) raids, Gutierrez was acting as a journalist, reporting live for KPFA's Flashpoints program. Gutierrez, who was bringing attention to multiple federal raids being conducted that day on one of Oakland's licensed dispensaries, Cafe Blue Sky, and the closely connected medical marijuana college, Oaksterdam University, believes he was mistakenly targeted as a "ringleader."
A Freedom of Information Act request filed by MuckRock.com shows that the Oakland Police Department felt the raid had poor communication, no clear central command and lacked an exit strategy. Furthermore, the failure of law enforcement to properly secure the area is what led to failed crowd control. J. Tony Serra, another attorney for Gutierrez, said in a previous statement that the police were derelict in their duties and failed to properly execute the search warrant. "Their lack of preparation, communication and control led to Jose Gutierrez being the victim of an unnecessary and brutal attack, and he committed no crime," said Serra.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia or necrolagnia, is the sexual attraction to corpses. It is classified as a paraphilia by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. The word is derived from the Greek words: ( nekros; "dead") and ( philia; "love").
Singular accounts of necrophilia in history are sporadic, though written records suggest the practice was present within Ancient Egypt. Herodotus writes in The Histories that, to discourage intercourse with a corpse, ancient Egyptians left deceased beautiful women to decay for "three or four days" before giving them to the embalmers.
In some societies the practice was enacted owing to a belief that the soul of an unmarried woman would not find peace; among theKachin of Myanmar, versions of a marriage ceremony were held to lay a dead virgin to rest, which would involve intercourse with the corpse.
In a modern example, Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who suffered from necrophilia. In order to be aroused, he had to kill his victims before having sex with them. Dahmer stated that he only killed his victims because they wanted to leave after having sex, and would be angry with him for drugging them. He fit the criteria of the desire "to possess an unresisting and unrejecting partner" according to Rosman and Resnick's study listed below. Mass murderer Dennis Nilsen is considered to have been a necrophiliac.
In animals, necrophilia is since 1960 commonly referred to as Davian behaviour allegedly named so by Dickerman after a lewdlimerick:
GMO Bulls Now A Reality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmkj5gq1cQUDue to genetic selection and experiments, the Belgian Blue is a humongous species of Bull, packed with muscles and meat. What is hidden from the general public, is the fact that these Bulls are Genetically Modified. Their uninhibited muscle growth presents a lot of health hazards, calves can develop enlarged tongues and stiff legs which make it difficult for them to eat and move, leading to an early and painful death. GMOs continue to infiltrate our grocery stores and still don't require any special labelling!
Marie-Joseph Angélique (born circa 1705 in Madeira, Portugal; died 21 June 1734 in Montréal, QC). Angélique was an enslaved Black woman owned by Thérèse de Couagne de Francheville in Montréal. In 1734, she was charged with arson after a fire leveled Montréal’s merchant’s quarter. It was alleged that Angélique committed the act while attempting to flee her bondage. She was convicted without trial, tortured and hanged. While it remains unknown whether or not she set the fire, Angélique’s story has come to symbolize Black resistance and freedom.
Early Life and Enslavement
Angélique was born in Madeira, Portugal, around 1705. Little is known of the first 20 years of her life. She may have been first enslaved in Portugal, an active port of the Atlantic slave trade. It was likely there that Angélique was sold to the Flemish merchant Nichus Block when she was in her early teens. Angélique was taken by boat to North America, possibly stopping in Flanders (what is now northern Belgium), which had close trading ties with Portugal. Angélique arrived in New England, where she was purchased at age 20 by the French merchant François Poulin de Francheville in 1725. Francheville brought Angélique back to his hometown of Montréal to work as a domestic slave. (Between the time Angélique left Europe and arrived in Montréal, she had been sold at least twice.)
When Francheville died in 1733, ownership of Angélique passed to his widow, Therese de Couagne, who is thought to have renamed the enslaved woman from Marie-Joseph to “Angélique,” after her deceased daughter. While enslaved for nine years at the Francheville home, Angélique had three children, none of whom lived beyond infancy. Birth records indicate that the father was Jacques César, a Madagascar-born slave owned by a Francheville family friend. Some researchers believe that the couple was forced by their owners to produce offspring. Angélique also had a lover, an indentured white labourer from France named Claude Thibault, with whom she tried to flee from enslavement and who was believed to have helped her set fire to Montréal.
Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies produce short reads that are either de novo assembled or mapped to a reference genome. Genotypes and or SNPs are then determined from the read composition at each site, which become the basis for many downstream analyses. However, for low sequencing depths, e.g. < 10×, there is considerable statistical uncertainty in the assignment of genotypes because of random sampling of homologous base pairs in heterozygotes, and sequencing or alignment errors. Recently, several probabilistic methods have been proposed to account for this uncertainty and make accurate inferences from low quality and/or coverage sequencing data.
We present ngsTools, a collection of programs to perform population genetics analyses from NGS data. The methods implemented in these programs do not rely on SNP nor genotype calling, and are particularly suitable for low sequencing depth data.
Have you ever heard of cytotoxicity? Well, if you are like most people that is not a word you use every day of the week. Cytotoxicity refers to how toxic a substance is. It is the measure of a substances potential to kill or damage a cell.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Several dozen pot activists packed the federal courthouse here on Friday for the sentencing of Jose Gutierrez, a demonstrator arrested during a 2012 federal raid on a medical marijuana dispensary.
Gutierrez, a citizen journalist for community radio station KPFA's Flashpoints, was convicted of assaulting a federal officer as a crowd scuffled during the raid, and had faced up to eight years in prison. On Friday, he was sentenced to five years' probation and 300 hours of community service. He will serve no jail time.
“Not guilty,” said Jose Gutierrez on Friday, July 13, when Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu asked how he was pleading to the felony charge of assaulting a federal officer. The alleged crime had occurred on April 2, only a few blocks from her courtroom, in front of a cannabis dispensary/coffeeshop that was being raided by agents from the IRS, the DEA, and the Marshals Service. Earlier that morning the heavily armed raiders had taken down Oaksterdam University —where thousands of people preparing to enter the medical marijuana industry have been educated— and arrested its founder, Richard Lee.
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