Triad gangs could be involved in threats against Albert Cheng

first_img Political commentator Albert Cheng, a critic of the Beijing government, has said rich families with links to the triads and with an interest in a rapprochement with Beijing could be behind the threats he has been receiving. News News News April 29, 2021 Find out more April 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Triad gangs could be involved in threats against Albert Cheng Hong KongAsia – Pacific May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? Receive email alerts Hong KongAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television to go further Follow the news on Hong Kong News RSF_en May 26, 2021 Find out more Political commentator Albert Cheng, a critic of the Beijing government, has said rich families with links to the triads and with an interest in a rapprochement with Beijing could be behind the threats he has been receiving.But Cheng said these families would have acted on their own initiative, without Beijing’s approval. “Officials would never have done that,” he said.”This attack was aimed at showing me they know where I am and that they can have me whenever they want,” Cheng said, referring to the recent vandalising of a small company in which he owns shares. “It’s a message asking me to shut up,” he said.Cheng is thinking more than ever of ending his political programme on a local radio station.________________________________________________________Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern about death threats against leading Hong Kong columnist and political critic Albert Cheng King-hon and called on the special region’s chief executive, Tung Chee Hwa, to order a thorough investigation.”If threats against journalists who criticise politicians or government measures succeed in silencing the critics, then editorial independence and free expression are in danger in Hong Kong,” the organisation said.Cheng has been receiving threats almost every day for the past two months because of his criticism of the government’s pro-Beijing reforms. Then the premises of one of his companies was attacked on 31 March. Cheng is thinking of suspending his political programme “Teacup in a Storm” on the Commercial Radio station but he would continue to be a columnist for the daily South China Morning Post.In the attack on one of his companies, intruders demanded to speak to Cheng. Although he was absent, they threw buckets of red paint on the walls, furniture and other objects in the room.”These people knew I own shares in this company,” Cheng said. “They were prepared. I can tell you that I am afraid. My family is even more afraid. It is not the first time that this has happened.”Cheng was already attacked on 19 August 1998, when he received six deep knife wounds from two assailants. He survived despite losing a lot of blood before help arrived. No arrest was made. last_img read more

Rank Hovis brings out new craft flour line

first_imgRank Hovis has launched a new range of flours, Rank Hovis Originals. For the past two years, the miller has been working with customers to develop products that best fit the needs of the craft baker. The firm said its bakers have used these grades and baked hundreds of loaves with them. The flours were benchmarked and the data was reviewed to ensure the different grades were performing to expectations.Rank Hovis has also invested in a new look for the range and new point-of-sale material is available. The flours consist of: Bakers Pride; Special Stronghold; As You Like It; Jade; Leviathan; Canada Best; Top Cobber; Gold Crest; Top Flight; White Label; and Perfection SR.The flours come in 16kg, and some are available in 25kg.last_img read more

Mozy Now Supports KMIP Integration

first_imgToday, Mozy by Dell furthers its commitment to data security with support for the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). KMIP enables the automatic generation of per-user encryption keys that can be managed via an on-premises key management server (KMS). Mozy’s support for KMIP is particularly timely because there is a general trend in enterprise IT towards the centralized management of encryption keys across multiple applications using a KMS.What does this mean to me as a customer?Mozy offers three encryption key options:Mozy default encryption key:Mozy assigns an encryption key to your users. This key is stored and managed by Mozy for the most seamless experience.Personal encryption key:The user enters a passphrase that is used to create the encryption key. Each user manually creates a unique personal encryption key.Corporate encryption key:The administrator enters a passphrase that is used to create the encryption key. Your Mozy admin can create a key for all users in the company or a unique one for each user group.By supporting KMIP in its security arsenal, Mozy by Dell offers a fourth data encryption method. Enterprises prefer that applications using encryption keys be KMIP-compliant so they can be managed via a KMS. KMS provides a secure, single point of encryption key management across multipleKMIP helps ensure the privacy of your data. An advantage of KMS for Mozy customers is that it enables backup admins to easily create and manage per-user local encryption keys. This provides finer encryption granularity (that is, increased at-rest data security) than a corporate encryption key while retaining its on-premises advantages.Which Mozy service includes KMIP?KMIP is now generally available for the MozyEnterprise service at no additional cost. KMIP is currently only supported on the Windows platform. Mac integration is coming soon. On the KMS front, KMIP is currently supported on SafeNet’s KeySecure KMS.last_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30. Crimes against a personAt 3:48 a.m. on Aug. 30, two suspects approached a non-USC male from behind on the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Catalina Street. One of the suspects punched him in the face. The male fell to the ground and, while he lie there, one of the suspects removed his wallet from his pants pocket. The suspect then took the victim’s currency from the wallet and both suspects fled on foot. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspects.Crimes against propertyAt 1:54 p.m. on  Aug. 29 a student reported that her laptop computer was removed from a bench in the lobby of the School of Cinematic Arts. A subsequent investigation by DPS and LAPD detectives revealed that the property was removed by a staff member. The detectives recovered the computer in the trunk of the staff member’s vehicle at her residence. The suspect was arrested and transported to 77th station for booking.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 1:39 a.m. DPS officers and LAFD Unit #15 responded to a report of smoke inside a room at Alpha Phi sorority. A subsequent check of the building revealed that the source of the smoke was a faulty air conditioning system. No fire was found and LAFD cleared the building for reentry.At 12:22 a.m. on Aug. 30, currency, a check, a debit card and two IDs were found at Parking Lot 6 and turned in to DPS Lost & Found.At 1:20 p.m. on Aug. 29, DPS officers responded to a report of a chemical spill in an operating room at the Keck Hospital of USC. Safety Office personnel also responded and cleaned up the spill without incident.last_img read more

Catch Up With Austin Radio Saturday November 22

first_imgFacebook39Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Austin RadioAustin Radio’s Mark Medalen and Angie Ward play a popular blend of warm harmony vocals, driving acoustic guitar, harmonica, and humor. Photo by Monica MedalenThis Saturday night, November 22, local music duo Austin Radio are bringing their popular blend of warm harmony vocals, driving acoustic guitar, harmonica, and humor back to Forrey’s Forza in Lacey. Showtime is 7pm-10pm. You will hear uptempo acoustic versions of popular country and rock songs old and new.Austin Radio are Angie Ward and Mark Medalen, longtime performers throughout the Northwest, and partners in their lives both on and off the stage. They performed in various bands and as solo artists for many years before forming Austin Radio nearly ten years ago. Ward fronted the funk/rock/R&B Seattle big band known as Get Off The Stage (GOTS) and sang with Olympia’s Fishtrap for several years. In addition to Austin Radio, Medalen also performs with the country band Broken Trail.These Forrey’s Forza shows are truly hometown shows for the duo. Ward and Medalen grew up in Lacey, are both graduates of Timberline High School, and have many ties to the area. Ward grew up singing with her siblings and picking strawberries on their Ward Farms on Yelm Highway. Two of her relatives now own and operate successful businesses on the same property, with cousin Jeff at Country Green Turf Farms and cousin Erica at Van’s Burgers. Medalen grew up in Lacey with parents who were career educators in the Yelm School District. He followed his passion for music and, after graduating from Central Washington University, brought his guitar back home and settled in Olympia. In addition to writing and playing music, Ward and Medalen are employed with the State of Washington.Austin Radio’s name is a tribute to the diverse styles of music that can be found in Austin, Texas. Just like their namesake city, their song list covers a variety of artists and spans several decades and musical genres. At their shows, you will hear the music and influence of Trisha Yearwood, Indigo Girls, Tom Petty, Brandi Carlile, John Mellencamp, The Dixie Chicks, Dwight Yoakam, The Civil Wars, Kim Richey, Steve Earle, Tim McGraw, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, John Mellencamp, and more.All shows at Forrey’s Forza are open to all ages and there is no cover charge. For additional information about Austin Radio, including upcoming shows, videos, music, photos and more, visit Austin Radio online and find them at “Austin Radio Music” on Facebook. A list of upcoming events at Forrey’s Forza can be found at  here and on their Facebook page.Forrey’s Forza130 Marvin Road SELacey, WA 98503last_img read more