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Egyptian Court Convicts Al-Azhar Professor, Others For Spying For Iran
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Inside Jeffrey Epstein's $150MILLION real estate empire: From NYC mansion and Palm Beach estate to a Paris pied-a-terre, private island, massive New Mexico ranch and slopeside ski chalet
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fine him millions and redistribute at least a million each to the 44 victims.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 2:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Real estate is often the basis of dodgy accounting, one of the reasons i suspected Trump of not being all that.

Since the Deep-state MSM basically cleared him despite their best efforts he's amazed me more.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/10/2019 6:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Large scale money laundering.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 7:08 Comments || Top||

#4  He's not a "hedge fund manager." He's obviously being funded by someone or some entity. Who?
Posted by: Lex || 07/10/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#5  The Miami Herald seems to be one of the few media outlets that is not aggressively spinning this for partisan purposes. Here is an exhaustive report with several parts from 2017: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article221897990.html
Posted by: Lex || 07/10/2019 11:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Not bad for a college drop-out. Hedge fund operator? Maybe. He would have to be making a great deal of money to be supporting his life style. Maybe he's got a blackmail operation going on of other wealthy, influential and powerful people?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/10/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||


Harvard fires longtime fencing coach after finding he violated school policy by selling his home for nearly twice its value to a wealthy businessman whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Jie 'Jack' Zhao purchased Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand's home in 2016 for $989,500, site unseen and after its assessed value was $549,300

  • Zhao's younger son Edward was later admitted to the school and joined the team

  • Brand was fired on Tuesday for violating the school's conflict of interest policy

  • Federal authorities are also investigating the sale. Both men deny wrongdoing
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Translation: Only the Admissions Office can take bribes.
Posted by: Thor Speaking for Boskone4800 || 07/10/2019 13:34 Comments || Top||

#2  More real estate money laundering.
Bet the Realtors were happy.
Bastards.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 17:00 Comments || Top||


Classy Disneyland brawl attacker was choked out by parkgoer, tried fighting again
[NYPOST] A high school football coach from Texas who got caught up in the viral Disneyland brawl over the weekend has come forward to describe the mayhem, including how the main attacker got choked out by a parkgoer ‐ and then woke up and tried scrapping again.

"When the man regained consciousness, he kept asking, ’Who choked a classy guy like me out?’" explained Jason Blair, of El Paso.

He told KFOX14 that the individual ‐ seen on video wearing a red shirt and repeatedly punching women ‐ wanted to fight the person who made him pass out.
"Put 'em up! Put 'em u-u-u-u-p!"
Blair was one of four guests who jumped in and subdued the man after watching him pummel at least two female parkgoers.

"I didn’t understand why people were recording and not helping," Blair said,
Truly.
noting how he told the man in red "to back off" before bringing him down to the ground with the others.

"Without a doubt I would do it again," Blair told KFOX. "When something is not right, you have to jump in."
A gentleman of the old school. Or a sheepdog taking down a wolf — both are true.
Blair, who is the head coach at El Paso’s Hanks High School, said the man in red had attacked a woman in a motorized wheelchair before setting upon another female. He was caught on video fighting with a male guest as well.

"I’m ready to go to jail tonight," the man in red can be heard saying. "I don’t give a f‐k!"

He and the others involved in the melee ‐ which went down in Disneyland’s Toontown on Saturday ‐ all walked away without being arrested. They were later removed from the park by Disney security.

"Now that we have the video, detectives will be following up to see if any criminal charges can be filed," Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt told the Los Angeles Times.

It’s unclear what sparked the brawl, only that there was a verbal confrontation leading up to it.

"Any type of violence is inexcusable and will not be tolerated," Disney said in a statement.

According to police officials, "all parties were from the same family and were uncooperative."

"A report was taken," cops said. "There was no video at the time. Now that we have video, the investigation can continue."
Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [370 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Now that we have the video, detectives will be following up to see if any criminal charges can be filed,"

We cannot ignore this violence against classy guys.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 2:59 Comments || Top||


#3  Disney is as well prepared for crime on their property as universities are. Same mentality that they are separate from the laws outside their gates.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/10/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#4  which went down in Disneyland’s Toontown

DIIIIP!!!!

Where was Judge Doom and the weasels?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/10/2019 16:56 Comments || Top||


The Canadian Version Of The Chevron Shakedown Is Officially Dead And Buried
[HOTAIR] Donziger tied up the courts in Canada for years on an effort that showed no prospects for success. He was trying to sue both Chevron (the parent company) and Chevron Canada Limited. But Chevron has no assets in Canada to go after and Chevron Canada Limited is a distinct entity of its own with no ties to the former business in Ecuador. Even if the court had found some sympathy for the fraudulent judgment from the court in Ecuador (they didn’t), there were no assets in Canada to tap.

And now, adding further insult to injury, Donziger’s associates have been forced to agree to pay Chevron’s legal costs for all of these shenanigans. Where he’s going to come up with the money to pay that is a mystery since he’s already looking at millions in debt back in New York that he didn’t seem to be able to cover. And with that, aside from some possible jail time on contempt charges, we may have finally driven the final nail into the coffin of the Great Chevron Shakedown Caper.
Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under:


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Swiss Aerobatics Team Misses Target Audience. Scares Yodellers.
[BBC] The Patrouille Suisse were due to fly over Langenbruck to honour the centenary of a Swiss flying pioneer.

The squadron - a Swiss version of the UK's Red Arrows or the US Blue Angels - was due to perform for the 100th anniversary of the death of Oskar Bider. Bider was the first person to fly over the Alps in both directions, a feat he accomplished in 1913 at the age of 22. The aviator was born in Langenbruck,
which the aces were supposed to fly over
but the squadron leader saw the tent set up for the yodelling festival
Yupp
in Mumliswil, roughly 6km (4 miles) west of the town, and misdirected the jets.
I hope they had fun. I did reading about it.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 10:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yodeling is a crime against humanity. They should have strafed them....
Posted by: Skunky Wheans3290 || 07/10/2019 13:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Moved to Page 3 because this is not a War on Terror story. No jihadis, no narcos, no Antifa, and no attempt by such parties to harm, leading to blood, explosions, or deployed weaponry of any sort. I also put your in-lines on a separate line between the lines of text, Dron64066 — it’s easier to read that way.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 13:42 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 13:51 Comments || Top||

#4  It made me realize, how does one tell when a yodeler is scared?

Still trying to figure that out as it still sounds the same to me...
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/10/2019 14:55 Comments || Top||

#5  One time skiiing in Zermatt, I had a nice 3rd floor room looking NE where on the edge of a small mountain were two large Alp Horns being played. It sent the sound down the valley and scared the shit out of skiiers returning to down a few at the pubs.
Posted by: Thrusolet Threter6510 || 07/10/2019 16:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Moved to Page 3 because this is not a War on Terror story.

Ah'l bet the Swiss Bikini Team was terrorized.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 16:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Never was a fan of yodelling in the canyon.

Posted by: jpal || 07/10/2019 17:45 Comments || Top||


Dumb College Students - Patriot's Edition (Video)
[Fox News] 'Watters' World': Patriot's edition

Jun. 30, 2018 - 4:05 - Jesse revisits the best moments from his man on the street quizzes on America's history and tradition.
[shakes head] It'd be funnier if I thought they were making jokes. Instead, it shows their 'education' is a joke.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/10/2019 08:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under:


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Dramatic video shows dozens looting Philadelphia Walgreens, police say
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 06:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Racist camera men only filmed non-whites.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/10/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  The camera itself is a racist instrument. And film was invented only for privileged whites.

Ridiculous Negr○ Critique Of Technology
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#3  You get more of what you tolerate (and subsidize).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/10/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||

#4  This lesson has been learned many times. You go into these areas expecting to have these problems. You don't prosecute. You most likely don't have armed staff. This is why most businesses don't locate in these areas. Locals have to drive out of their area to find stores. I recall one of those $100 dollar shoe stores had a huge theft problem in their mall. Still did a tremendous business.
Posted by: Dale || 07/10/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Ridiculous Negr○ Critique Of Technology

And white people get skin cancer more frequently.

Stripped of the emotive language, nowadays it becomes a simple issue of post-production technology skills — or in simple language, PhotoShop the heck out of your image, as the pros do. After cropping and rotating the original image to get to the essence of it, even the basic photo editor that comes with a smartphone allows adjusting colour balance and saturation for the image, while a slightly more sophisticated app enables doing the same for individual faces, so that a mixture of skin tones can be worked with. Mr, Wife — who has got serious about photography since retiring — says that the key when he takes photos is good lighting, which provides the necessary contrast and dynamic range between subject and background, regardless of skin tone. Some of his best photos are of black musicians against against a dark background. There are tutorials all over the internet for this stuff.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||


#7  In Africa they kill albinos for special powerful spells. Among these people you can be too black. Skin color is a special rank in their minds among their people.
Posted by: Dale || 07/10/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Some of his best photos are of black musicians against against a dark background

More unflattering attempt ☺
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 12:32 Comments || Top||


Gay Pride Flag Set Afire Outside New York Gay Bar
[BREITBART] A gay pride rainbow flag was set aflame outside a New York gay bar for the second time this year.
The incident occurred outside the Alibi Lounge on Monday morning, according to the bar’s owner, Alexi Minko. It is the second time since May that a gay pride flag hanging outside the bar was torched, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reported.
The customers weren't the only thing flaming
"I have to say that what I find odd was the timing of both events," Minko told the media. "One was at the beginning of Pride, and one was right at the end. One has to wonder if there’s a kind of message they’re trying to send."

Minko added he pulled down the gay flags on July Fourth to avoid the constant barrage of fireworks thrown at the bar’s front door. But the owner added the bar received no specific threats during gay pride month.

New York police released video of the previous flag burning, but no suspects have been identified.

"Second time around, I’m really kind of in shock, I have to admit," Minko said.

"Needless to say that we are at a loss of words. We’re shocked it will happen again so soon or that it would happen again period. Tonight, I have to say that we are all very sad about the whole situation," the bar owner added.
Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And in related gay news: a new gay bar is open in Seattle; named 'The Swallow.'

noun or verb. YCMTSU
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/10/2019 1:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Dissent was the highest form of patriotism.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/10/2019 6:24 Comments || Top||

#3  You just can't tell fake thought hate crimes anymore from real thought hate crimes.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/10/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Gives a new meaning to the Flaming Moe
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 07/10/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Somebody feels that tolerance is a two way street?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/10/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Dissent was the highest form of patriotism.

Now some gotta swallar their Pride.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 17:03 Comments || Top||


Forget man bags: ‘Murses’ are the hot new accessory for men
[NYPOST] Stylish gents no longer have to be confined to carrying bulky backpacks or overstuffed billfolds, thanks to the new must-have accessory taking over designer’s spring 2020 men’s runways ‐ the "murse."

Man bags in the way of cross-body satchels, fanny packs, top handle totes, and compact clutches were among the biggest trend to emerge on the recent men’s spring 2020 catwalks.

At Hermes, models toted oversized variations of the French fashion house’s signature Birkin bags in leather accented canvas. Dior men’s designer Kim Jones added feminine finesse to tailored suits and stylized separates with newsprint saddle bags, croc-embossed cross-body satchels, and box-shaped clutches.

Taking things over the top, Louis Vuitton’s murses were in full bloom ‐ literally ‐ with models carrying flower-bedecked accessories including a large-and-in-charge electric blue pack all and a more wearable mid-sized top handle bearing the label’s classic monogram print. Other designers, such as Celine and Jacquemus, offered beachy takes on the trend with netted slings and straw shoulder bags.

Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For an obvious enough reason, this term has always annoyed me...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/10/2019 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  ugh
Posted by: newc || 07/10/2019 0:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Forget the murse. WTF is that thing ? It looks like a kid twisted off the head of a female GIJoe and snapped on a male one.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 2:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Good way to get publicity for the travelling prostitution ring called fashion.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/10/2019 6:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Cabela's concealed carry purses.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 7:15 Comments || Top||

#6  The only man satchel that doesn't make you look gay.

Posted by: DarthVader || 07/10/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Forget the murse. WTF is that thing ?

Moobs.
Posted by: gorb || 07/10/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 The only man satchel that doesn't make you look gay.

But can you wear it into Disney World?

Posted by: jpal || 07/10/2019 18:13 Comments || Top||

#9  For certain highly idiosyncratic definitions of "men".
Posted by: charger || 07/10/2019 18:34 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia approves 1,250-mile highway through its territory which will connect China to Europe under Xi Jinping's scheme to dominate global trade
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [343 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Time to start playing the Russia Card against China.
Posted by: Lex || 07/10/2019 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Approval is one thing; getting it built is another. I hope this is their Boston's Big Dig.
Posted by: Raj || 07/10/2019 0:48 Comments || Top||

#3  building a 1000+ mi four lane road in Russia shouldn't be the kind of ordeal it would be in the US, e.g., witness the experience of the progress of I-69 which was designated back in 1991 and is currently about 25% complete

no enviromental orgs armed with hundreds of lawyers and feeding off bizzare feel good legislation

no extortion from labor unions

no prohibition against using prison labor

no rate commission that has to approve toll increases

no ROW acquisition delays

you do have to bribe the right people however
Posted by: lord garth || 07/10/2019 1:23 Comments || Top||

#4  no prohibition against using prison labor

Esp North Koreans.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#5  The only people to conquer Russia were the Mongols coming from the east. Just saying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/10/2019 7:45 Comments || Top||

#6  China only cares about China. They have very poor relations with neighbors. In any serious conflict I see them alone. They bleed any other as a Wraith.
Posted by: Dale || 07/10/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Normally TPTB "sell" the land-title near to the road junctions to those politically connected who'll gain from the taxpayer funded largesse.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/10/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#8  The only people to conquer Russia were the Mongols coming from the east. Just saying.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-07


From your keyboard to God's inbox P2k. The Russians need to understand who their biggest threat is.
Posted by: jpal || 07/10/2019 10:13 Comments || Top||

#9  I would *totally* want my economy to depend on a 1,000 mile road thru Russia. That goes for people at both ends of the pipe.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/10/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#10  Consider USA E/W Interstates 70, 80, 40, 20.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Maryam Nawaz summoned over fake trust deed
[DAWN] An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday summoned Maryam Nawaz, vice president of the PML-N, over the use of a bogus trust deed in the Avenfield properties case after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) moved an application before accountability judge Mohammad Bashir.
"I can't appear. I'm on a hunger strike...with Jamba Juice"
NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Khan Abbasi filed the application, seeking action against Maryam Nawaz for producing a bogus trust deed before the accountability court in order to conceal the London properties.

Maryam Nawaz has been summoned to the hearing on July 19.

NAB application read, "The above conclusion [that the document used was bogus] by this court was reached after evaluating the entire evidence; hence, it is apparent that the respondent has maliciously fabricated and tendered false evidence/information with the intention to mislead the due process of law and trial and hamper the administration of justice."

The judge inquired from the prosecutor on what grounds the court would proceed in this matter. Abbasi, in response, pointed out that the judge had the power to initiate action against Maryam Nawaz under Section 30 of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999 read with serial number three of the Schedule of NAO, 1999.

Subsection ’a’ of section 30 of the NAO reads, "On pronouncement of [a] judgment, the court shall have the jurisdiction and power to take cognizance of any offence committed in the course of the investigating or trial of a case by any officer, any witness, including an expert, who has tendered false evidence in the case."

While serial number three says, "Giving false information or fabricating false evidence during an inquiry into or investigation of an offence by NAB or any agency authorised by NAB" entails "rigorous imprisonment for a term, which may extend to five years."

The development comes after a delay of over a year after the conviction of Maryam Nawaz in the Avenfield properties reference.

On July 6, 2018, accountability judge Mohammad Bashir had convicted former premier Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf, then by the courts...
and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in Avenfield properties reference and sentenced them 10 years and 07 years imprisonment, respectively.

In the verdict, judge Bashir had declared that "the trust deeds produced by the accused Maryam Nawaz were also found bogus... In view of the role of this accused Maryam Nawaz, she is convicted and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for seven years with fine of two million pounds."

Subsequently, she was arrested and shifted to Adiala jail. Later, in September 2018, she was released from jail after the Islamabad High Court suspended her prison sentence.

Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Gal oughta write a cookbook. "Home Cookin' the Books with the Nawazes" or something.
Posted by: Bill Lumplump4187 || 07/10/2019 2:09 Comments || Top||


Judge booked for attempted murder after clash with lawyer
[DAWN] RAW
... India's Research and Analysis Wing, Pakistain's equivalent of the Boogie Man...
ALPINDI: A clash between a civil judge and a lawyer led to the registration of an attempted murder case against the former on Sunday night.

Some lawyers were also booked on charges of hurling threats on the judge, violence and obstructing him from performing his official duty.

The clash between the judge and the lawyer took place on July 1 and a formal report was registered on the daily diary of the Civil Lines police soon after the incident.

Since then lawyers have locked the doors of the district courts in protest and are not allowing the police in uniform to enter the premises and present under-trial prisoners before the courts.
Sounds like the Pak lawyers NEED a beat down. I'm all for it
"We have to wear plainclothes while taking prisoners to the courts," a police official said.

He said lawyers had been demanding registration of a case under terrorism act against the civil judge but the police had registered an attempted murder case.

The complainant in the FIR was a private individual, not the lawyer.

Mohammad Younus, a resident of Dhoke Kala Khan, complained to the Civil Lines police that he was in the court of civil judge Shaukat Hayat to get his name corrected in his documents on July 1 when a lawyer started arguing with the judge over some issue.

He said during the arguments the lawyer allegedly used abusive language against the judge and threw something towards him. In response, he added, the judge allegedly threw a paperweight towards the lawyer which hit his ear, though it didn’t cause injuries to him.

In retaliation to the judge’s action, the lawyer started screaming which caught attention of other lawyers who gathered in the judge’s room. Looking at the intensity of the situation, the judge walked out of the courtroom from the backdoor whereas the lawyers left the courtroom after hurling threats on the judge and shouting slogans.

Mr Younus said in the FIR that he also left the courtroom for the safety of his life and later went to the cop shoppe.

The District Bar Association has demanded dismissal of the civil judge and registration of an FIR against him on the charges of attempted murder as well section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Who to root for??????
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/10/2019 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Who to root for??????

The journalists ? They're getting paid to have the most fun. This is like a slapstick parody of a country.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  So if a judge is like an alpha-lawyer, then it's true that lawyers are cannibals....
Posted by: Glolet Spailet2096 || 07/10/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Break out the Thunderdome
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/10/2019 14:47 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought they had sharia law in Pakiland. What would Momammad have to say about this?
Posted by: jpal || 07/10/2019 17:58 Comments || Top||


6-year-old girl’s relatives protest amputation at Pims in Islamabad, allege malpractice
[DAWN] ISLAMABAD: The relatives of a six-year-old patient locked the children’s hospital at the Pakistain Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) on Monday to protest the amputation of her arm.

The hospital’s management has established an inquiry committee to investigate the case.

The child’s father, Mohsin Ali, said his daughter was brought to the Pims emergency on June 23 at around 9pm after she fell.

"At the time, Dr Mubashir, Dr Awais and another doctor told me [she had suffered] a major fracture for which a rod would be placed in her hand. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
they applied plaster on the hand and discharged her at around 2am with instructions to visit the outpatient department in the morning.

"We reached [the outpatient department] at 8am, and Dr Mubashir told us that there was no need for the rod and they would once again apply the plaster as the alignment of one bone was not right," he said.

After three hours, he said, they were told that the bone had been aligned and the patient should be brought back in two weeks. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Mr Ali said they noticed at night that his daughter’s hand was turning green and brought her back to the hospital.

Initially, he said, the plaster was removed and Dr Mubashir checked the patient. The family was told the next morning that her arm would have to be amputated, which it later was.

Mr Ali has asked the management to take action against the doctors, who he has said are responsible.

Pims Executive Director Dr Raja Amjad told Dawn the patient had fallen off her roof and broke both bones in her arm.

"After applying the plaster at night, in the morning it was observed that one bone was aligned but the other was not, due to which a small procedure was done to align the bone and after applying plaster once again the girl was discharged with directions that the patient should be brought back if swelling is observed or the colour of her arm starts changing," he said.

"Although the colour of her hand began to change the family kept the girl in Murree for more than 27 hours, due to which when she was brought to the hospital there was no choice but to remove the hand. Despite that, doctors tried to restore the blood supply but failed," he said.

"Although I have established a committee to inquire into the issue, it was unfortunate that the girl’s relatives not only protested but also held doctors and patients hostage in the hospital," he added.

Dr Amjad said such situations put him in a difficult position, as doctors will begin to strike when patients’ relatives misbehave with them or physically attack them.

"The doctor who treated the girl has also worked in the United Kingdom and is well trained, so I cannot imagine that he could make a blunder. Despite that, I have established an inquiry committee and will take action after getting the inquiry report," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  These are the Doctors that the UK imports by the gross, correct?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/10/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Nope, The UK imports the ones that have to fake their way into the paki treatment rationing system.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/10/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#3  "Although the colour of her hand began to change the family kept the girl in Murree for more than 27 hours, due to which when she was brought to the hospital there was no choice but to remove the hand. Despite that, doctors tried to restore the blood supply but failed," he said.
Sounds more like the family ignored the Doctor's instructions.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/10/2019 15:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Hell, the poor kid was doomed the moment she opened her eyes.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 15:13 Comments || Top||


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Ex-UN Official Jailed for Diddling Young Boys Child Abuse in Nepal
[AnNahar] A former UN official has been locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
for sexually abusing children in Nepal, officials said Tuesday, following a trial underscoring the country's growing appeal for foreign paedophiles.

Peter John Dalglish, 62, from Canada, a former high-profile humanitarian worker, was sentenced on Monday to terms of nine and seven years in two cases after being convicted last month.

Thakur Trital, a district court official, told AFP that Dalglish had been sentenced for nine years for abusing a 12-year-old boy and seven years jail for molesting another 14-year-old.

"The judge is yet to decide whether he should serve a total 16 years in jail or be released after nine years. In most cases of a similar nature, sentences get overlapped but it is upon the judge to decide," Trital said.
He’ll get none of the 5 star restaurant dinners he’s accustomed to in there...
Dalglish has also been told to pay compensation of 500,000 Nepali rupees ($4,550) to each of the victims.

Dalglish was arrested in April last year in Kavrepalanchowk district, near Kathmandu, by Nepal's Central Bureau of Investigation.

The two boys were at the house where police detained Dalglish, Sherlocks said.
I s’pose we should be grateful he didn’t also have a dead girl...
Dalglish denied the charges,
“Wudn’t me, eh!”
and his lawyer could not be reached for comment.

The aid worker, who in 2016 was awarded the Order of Canada -- the country's second-highest civilian honour --
...Pretty Boy Trudeau prob’ly doesn’t understand why people are fussing...
made his name as a humanitarian worker advocating for street children, child labourers and those affected by war.
...after all, there has to be a reward for doing so much good, eh?
He co-founded Street Kids International in the 1980s which merged with Save the Children.

In the last decade, Dalglish held key positions in UN agencies, including a chief for UN Habitat in Afghanistan in 2015.
“Bacha bazi boys for everyone!”
In Nepal, Dalglish was an advisor in a child programme for the International Labour Organization in the early 2000s.

Weak law enforcement has made Nepal notorious for sexual predators, with several arrests and convictions in recent years.

In 2015 a Canadian orphanage volunteer, Ernest MacIntosh, 71, was sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing a disabled 15-year-old boy, while in 2010 French charity worker Jean-Jacques Haye was convicted of raping 10 children at a Kathmandu orphanage.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe they'll last as long as Jeffrey Dahmer did.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/10/2019 7:40 Comments || Top||

#2  A former UN official

Should've given UN official's habits when he quit the job
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/10/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||



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