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Return to outdated rules for Hong Kong and Macau journalists

first_img Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the more relaxed regulations for the foreign press that were introduced for the Olympic Games will no longer apply to Hong Kong and Macau journalists visiting the mainland although they have been maintained for foreign journalists.The Chinese authorities have told the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) that reporters from Hong Kong and Macau must obtain a press card from an official body in order to work on the mainland and must request permission from the authorities before every trip into the interior, much as they did before the more new regulations took effect.“Why are journalists from Hong Kong and Macau being treated less well than foreign journalists?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “It is inexplicable. We urge the Chinese authorities not to return to the past in this way, reversing one of the few positive effects of the Olympic Games.”Reporters Without Borders has just published an evaluation of the human rights situation in China six months after inauguration of the Olympic Games on 8 August.It was the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of China’s State Council that today announced that journalists from the two special administrative regions would no longer enjoy the freedoms that were introduced for the Olympic Games period. They will now have to obtain a press card from the All-China Journalists Association (the official union) before working on the mainland, and they will have to show the card before interviewing Chinese citizens. The will also have to notify the authorities before travelling.According to the government news agency Xinhua, the new regulations state that: “Journalists from Hong Kong and Macau must abide by national laws and journalism ethics and should carry out coverage objectively and fairly.”Mak Yin-ting, a journalist and former general secretary of the HKJA, said: “In principle, it is unfair. In practice, it will depend on the good will of the authorities. In either case, it is not normal that this should be worse than the Olympic regulations”. Tam Chi-keung, the HKJA’s current chairperson, told Reuters: “This is returning to the old ways … this cannot fulfil the actual needs of Hong Kong and Macao journalists.”A Hong Kong journalist who often visits the mainland told Reporters Without Borders: “The impact on our work depends on the way the local authorities apply it. I fear that, as regards sensitive stories, this will prevent us from doing our reporting properly. There could be a restrictive attitude during this coming year, which is a sensitive one.”The Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) told Reporters Without Borders that, if confirmed, this decision would be very disturbing and contrary to the open attitude displayed by the Chinese authorities during and after the Olympic Games. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en February 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Return to outdated rules for Hong Kong and Macau journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on China News to go further News ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News ChinaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Journalist U Win Tin and blogger Nay Phone Latt transferred to Insein prison

first_img Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Myanmar News MyanmarAsia – Pacific News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Organisation RSF_en February 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist U Win Tin and blogger Nay Phone Latt transferred to Insein prisoncenter_img Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association firmly condemn the transfers of journalist U Win Tin and blogger Nay Phone Latt to Insein prison, near Rangoon. The two organisations also condemn a government decision to restrict the content of newspapers’ websites to the articles approved by military censors for the print editions.“U Win Tin and Nay Phone Latt have no place in Insein prison,” the organisations said. “It is a crime to send U Win Tin, one of the country’s leading journalists, back to this appalling prison just 20 days after a hospital operation, while Nay Phone Latt’s imprisonment is a disturbing sign that the military are ready to try him. We call for their unconditional release.”The two organisation added: “The imprisonment of journalists and bloggers and the censorship board’s harassment of a number of privately-owned publications at the same time that the military junta is promising a referendum and elections in 2010 show that these promises of a democratic evolution are just a trick.”The censorship board sent a directive to 11 newspapers and magazines at the start of the month telling them that the front page of their websites should be no different from the front page of their print editions, and that the website content should include no information that has not been approved for publication in print. Websites that fail to comply would be closed, the directive said.The 11 publications were Weekly Eleven (http://www.weeklyeleven.com/), 7 Days News (http://www.planet.com.mm/news/), Myanmar Times (http://www.myanmar.com/myanmartimes/), Flower News (http://www.myanmarvisa.com/flowernews/index.htm), Yangon Times (http://www.theyangontimes.com/), and the monthlies Popular, Action Times, Snapshot, Yati, Tharapu and Fashion Image. The winner of the Reporters Without Borders – Fondation de France press freedom prize in 2006, U Win Tin was transferred yesterday from a Rangoon hospital back to his special cell in Insein prison, where he has been held since July 1989. He was hospitalised on 22 January for a hernia operation. Government officials visited him in hospital on 7 February and offered to release him if he resigned from the opposition National League for Democracy and agreed to abandon all other pro-democracy activism. The same offer has been made in the past and, again, U Win Tin turned it down. Nay Phone Latt was transferred to Insein prison on 7 February following his arrest in Rangoon on 29 January and his indictment for threatening state security under Section 5J of the Emergency Provision Act of 1950. His relatives, who have not been able to visit him since his arrest, have been told that he has also been charged with violating a 1996 TV and video law (http://www.blc-burma.org/html/myanmar%20law/lr_e_ml96_08.html) imposing government control over all political content. It carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.Nay Phone Latt’s family is very worried about the conditions in which he is being held. He has been placed in cell No. 2, which has no electricity or blankets and is one of the worst in the prison. It is in this cell that prisoners are held while awaiting execution. His trial is scheduled to start on 6 March.The poet Saw Wai was transferred to Insein prison last month after being arrested for criticising the head of the junta, Gen. Than Shwe, in a coded message MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 31, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News May 26, 2021 Find out more to go further News May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Come for the work; stay for the workplace

first_img TAGSbusinessindustryKempLimerick City and CountyMid West Industry Feature Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Facebook IN 2010 Kemp established its European HQ in Limerick as part of a major expansion initiative. The office has since grown at a tremendous rate, consistently building on its own success to employ over 75 people in Limerick City.Kemp specialises in load balancing technology, enabling customers to manage high-intensity web traffic and applications. This is a rapidly developing industry, vital to virtually all large-scale digital activity such as web hosting and cloud computing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up To stay competitive in such an exciting field, Kemp established the core R&D team in Limerick, allowing them to take full advantage of local talent in an increasingly tech-oriented city. But employment at Kemp yields more than a chance to do engaging work. Kemp has a deep understanding of the importance of employee health and wellbeing, offering health insurance, gym membership, and even allowing time off for personal training sessions.Kemp also prides itself on being a highly social workplace.They also have opportunities to meet up with colleagues based in New York, Singapore, London and Munich.Kemp is always on the lookout for skilled individuals and open to applications. While the chance to be part of bold new developments in one of the world’s most crucial technologies might draw you to Kemp, it’s a supportive, friendly, and health-aware culture that will likely convince you to stay. See www.kemptechnologies.com Twitter Printcenter_img Previous articleArrive early for Minor thrillsNext articleWIN TICKETS TO FOREVER YOUNG 2019 ON JULY 5-7 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Email BusinessNewsLifestyleSponsored ContentCome for the work; stay for the workplaceBy Staff Reporter – June 28, 2019 331 WhatsApp Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

DS News Webcast: Monday 9/30/2013

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Freddie Mac Reaches Repurchase Settlement with Citigroup Next: Assurant Acquires Field Asset Services Sign up for DS News Daily in Featured, Media, Webcasts Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Monday 9/30/2013 DS News Webcast: Monday 9/30/2013 September 30, 2013 460 Views About Author: DSNews Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles 2013-09-30 DSNews Subscribelast_img read more

Three school projects to begin in New Year in Letterkenny

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter By News Highland – December 19, 2011 Three school projects to begin in New Year in Letterkenny Facebook Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three school projects in Letterkenny are to begin construction in the New Year.Gaelscoil Adhmanain in Glencar will begin while work on the Irish-speaking secondary school Colaiste Ailigh will start at its location in Carnamuggagh.It has also been confirmed that work on the extension to St.Patrick’s National School in Lurgybrack, on the outskirts of Letterkenny, will also begin in the New Year.Donegal North-East Deputy, Joe McHugh said its positive news for Letterkenny…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mchugh.mp3[/podcast]center_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleHundreds turn out for protest in LetterkennyNext articleKillygordon man charged with rape in Derry Magistrates Court News Highland Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

McBrearty calls on government to reduce rates

first_img Google+ Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook News Pinterest Google+ By admin – November 20, 2009 jun3pmDonegal’s eight Oireachta’s members have been called on to unite and pressure the government to help the county’s struggling businesses.Councillor Frank McBrearty made the call after being approached by a business man who pays 145 thousand euro per year in commercial and water rates while a second pays in excess of 100 thousand euro.The Councillor says that businesses simply can’t cope and that government intervention is required and the county’s Dail members need to unite to ensure that happens. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleMark Durkan says NW Gateway initiative has failedNext articleGAA – Kavanagh and Mc Gee’s not available for Donegal admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th McBrearty calls on government to reduce rates WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Conversion For Marriage- “Can’t Exercise Judicial Power Just Because No Law In Place, But Can Examine Validity Of Law If Enacted”: Calcutta High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesConversion For Marriage- “Can’t Exercise Judicial Power Just Because No Law In Place, But Can Examine Validity Of Law If Enacted”: Calcutta High Court Sparsh Upadhyay14 March 2021 8:30 AMShare This – xHearing a plea asserting that certain religious denominations are effectuating conversion under the guise of the institution of marriage, the Calcutta High Court last week held that in such matters, the policy-making instrument would not be the judiciary. The Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee further observed, “The pith and substance of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginHearing a plea asserting that certain religious denominations are effectuating conversion under the guise of the institution of marriage, the Calcutta High Court last week held that in such matters, the policy-making instrument would not be the judiciary. The Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee further observed, “The pith and substance of all the issues relating to conversion of marriage and acceptability of marriage in terms of personal laws or municipal laws are matters on which the policy-making instrument would not be the judiciary.” The Plea before the Court stressed that there is a consorted effort in certain religious denominations to effectuate conversion under the guise of the institution of marriage. It was also submitted that in areas where there are no state legislation controlling or regulating such religious conversion, the judiciary could consider stepping in to put regulatory measures in place. To this, the Court remarked, “…The case in hand is not one where the most critical aspect emanating out of Article 21 of the Constitution may provoke exercise of judicial power on the premise that there is no legislation in place.” However, the Court did clarify that it could sit in judgment on the validity, enforceability, and/or otherwise of any piece of law which may be made by any legislative body. Recently, the question – as to whether conversion for marriage should be permitted or not- has sparked debate across the country and for this, we need not look further than the legislation brought in by the Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Governments. The Uttar Pradesh Government, in November 2020, came up with the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020 (Uttar Pradesh Vidhi Viruddh Dharm Samparivartan Pratishedh Adhyadesh 2020). On the other hand, the Madhya Pradesh Government, too, on the lines of UP government, came up with The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance, 2020, and recently the Madhya Pradesh Assembly passed the Freedom to Religion Bill, 2021 with a voice vote. Both the laws make religious conversion a non-bailable offence, and invite penalties up to 10 years in prison if found to be guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion. Importantly, according to these laws, if an individual wants to marry after converting to any other religion, they are required to take permission from the district magistrate before the wedding. Significantly, the UP Government in January 2020 filed a counter-affidavit in response to a batch of PILs challenging its controversial Love-Jihad Ordinance. In its reply, the Government claimed that the Ordinance is aimed at preventing any form of unlawful conversion actuated by elements of misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement, etc. “The Constitution of India abhors any form of forceful conversion particularly in matters of religion. Being a secular State, it becomes the foremost duty of the State to protect its citizens from any kind of unlawful or forceful conversion so that the liberty of thought, faith, belief and worship, as well as, equality of status stands safeguarded thereby assuring the dignity of the individuals,” the Government submitted. In related news, in a protection plea filed by an interfaith couple, the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently observed that the marriage between a Muslim woman and a Hindu man won’t be valid as the bride didn’t convert to Hindu religion before the solemnization of marriage in accordance with Hindu rites and ceremonies. The Bench of Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi however ruled that the couple would be entitled to live in live-in-relationship in nature of marriage and also to the protection of their life and liberty. Notably, the Allahabad High Court had, in October last year, dismissed a writ petition seeking police protection filed by a married couple. This is after the Court noted that the girl was a Muslim by birth and she has converted her religion to Hinduism, just a month before the marriage was solemnized. This clearly reveals that the conversion has taken place only for the purpose of marriage, said Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi. The judge referred to a 2014 judgment in Noor Jahan Begum @ Anjali Mishra & Anr. v. State of U.P. & Ors., in which it was observed that conversion just for the purpose of marriage is unacceptable. Taking note of this, the Court had dismissed the writ petition saying that it is not inclined to interfere in the matter under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. However, a division bench declared this judgment as bad in law on November 11. The division bench judgment may be read here. Case titles – Palash Sarkar v. The State of West Bengal & Ors. along with Biswajit Ghosh v. The State of West Bengal & Ors. [WPA 9732 of 2020 with WPA 9734 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

PCBOE president remembers first day of first grade

first_img OPEN HOUSES: Local schools hold orientations as the beginning of a new year approaches Summer break is coming to a close and local schools are in full swing making preparations for the start of… read more “Mama worked so I went to my first day of school with my older sisters. We had to walk about a quarter mile down the hill to meet the bus at the fork in the road. I made that walk about three years, rain or shine, before the bus started coming up the hill to our house.”What Steed remembers most about her first day at school is that Rachel Ann McLendon cried all day long because she didn’t want to go to school.“She really acted up,” Steed said, laughing.Steed went to first grade at Banks School. “Miss’ Bessie Bowden was her teacher. By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article PCBOE president remembers first day of first grade Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2017 By Jaine Treadwell Latest Storiescenter_img Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Back then,” she said, not giving exactly when, “school didn’t start until after Labor Day, and it was cooler than it is now at that time of year. We didn’t have kindergarten so first grade was it and I was excited to be going to school.”Steed said she had a brand new dress for her first day at school.“Mama bought the dress for me at the Diana Shop in Troy.  It was a print dress with a waistband and a bow – more like a Sunday-go-to-meeting dress. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Mama bought my school books from Mr. Vincent Allen at the State Farm Office in Brundidge,” she said. “We got my pencils and paper at the 10-Cent Store. I also got a box of ‘color crayons.’ There were only eight colors in the box – red, yellow, green, blue, black, brown, white and orange, not 36 or 48 colors like are in boxes now.”There was a lunchroom at Banks School and there were bathrooms – outside.“At recess, we could walk over to Miss Hollis’s store but times were hard so we didn’t have money to spend, only a few pennies for one piece of hard candy.”Steed said first grade was all about the three R’s – readin,’ ritin’ and rithmetic. “I liked school,” she said. “We behaved because, if we didn’t, we got a paddling or had to stand in the cloakroom.”The children had chores to do, dusting the erasers, washing the blackboard, emptying the trash.“We had to go out in the cold to fill the coal buckets so we could stay warm in the winter,” Steed said “I loved school, especially play period. School back then was very different. It’s amazing how times have changed –how schools have changed.”Steed said, as a member of the Pike County Board of Education for “years and years,” she is privileged to have had a front-row seat to the many changes in education. When the bells toll the beginning of a new school year, that signals a walk down memory lane for those who have fond, and even not so fond, memories of their first days at school.Pike County BOE President Linda Steed was among those who participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pike County School’s Advanced Academics and Accelerated Learning Center Wednesday.Perhaps it was the hot sun or the sand in her shoes or, maybe, it was the excitement of being in the company of so many educators. Either way, Steed laughingly, shared her memories of going to first grade. Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Husband charged in 1982 ax killing of wife; chief calls it one of ‘worst outcomes of domestic violence’

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Decades after a young mom was found dead in her upstate New York home with an ax in her head, her husband was arrested for second-degree murder.Brighton Police Department Chief Charles David Catholdi called the crime “one of the worst outcomes of domestic violence this agency has investigated.”On the evening of Feb. 19, 1982, police responded to a 911 call from a neighbor. Officers were led to the home of James and Cathleen Krauseneck in the Rochester area, where 29-year-old Cathleen Krauseneck was found with a blow to her head from an ax, according to officials.The crime was initially reported as a burglary, authorities said. The Krausenecks’ 3-year-old daughter was home when her mother died, Catholdi said at a news conference Tuesday.Police did not elaborate on what led to James Krauseneck’s arrest decades later, but did say a “fresh look” with help from the FBI began in 2015.Catholdi stressed there’s no single piece of evidence that points to James Krauseneck, but investigators are looking at the totality of circumstances and the timeline.DNA, fingerprints and the lack there of “can speak volumes,” Catholdi said.Catholdi also said investigators reexamined the timeline which he said proves James Krauseneck “was in the home at the time of the homicide.”An indictment was unsealed Friday. Krauseneck surrendered the same day and was charged with second-degree murder by way of a grand jury indictment, authorities said.Defense attorney Michael Wolford in a statement Friday called the indictment a mistake.“Jim’s innocence was clear 37 years ago; it’s clear today,” he said. “At the end of the case, I have no doubt Jim will be vindicated.”Wolford said the Krausenecks’ daughter, who was home at the time of the alleged crime, “has never doubted her father’s innocence.”“For the last 37 years, Jim has continued to contribute to society. At the time of his wife’s murder, Jim was an economist at Kodak Company and then afterward, had a successful career and retired as vice-president of a Fortune 500 company,” Wolford said. Jim has cooperated in the investigation of his wife’s murder, repeatedly giving statements to the police, consenting to the search of his home and his car. It wasn’t until I became involved and it became evident that he was being targeted, that I placed some reasonable conditions on any further interrogation.”Krauseneck was 30 years old at the time of the alleged crime. Now 67 and living in Arizona, he was arraigned on Friday and released on $100,000 bail, Catholdi said.The trial is scheduled to begin on June 2, prosecutors said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Something is wrong’: chilling 911 call captures mom drugged in baby kidnap attempt

first_imgDrew Perine/The News Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images(PIERCE COUNTY, Wash.) — A chilling 911 call captured a desperate mother’s pleas for help after she alleged she was drugged with a tainted cupcake by a woman posing as a baby photographer in an attempt to snatch the victim’s newborn daughter.“I’m telling you something is wrong with me. I don’t feel good,” the mom, Elysia Miller, tells a Pierce County, Washington, emergency dispatcher in the 911 call she made this month. “I’m super spacey like it’s hard to talk. And like my hands and my feet, and my arms are super numb. I feel like my breathing is jacked up, too.”Miller made the call shortly after she kicked Juliette Lelani Parker and Parker’s 16-year-old daughter out of her Tacoma home when police say a photography session with Miller’s newborn daughter took a disturbing twist.Parker, 38, who last year ran for mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is accused of showing up at the victim’s home with her own teenage daughter earlier this month and drugging the victim with a tainted cupcake.“I was fine and then I ate a cupcake,” Miller said in the 911 recording released by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. “I ate one, I was fine. I ate another one, and then my face started instantly going numb.”The mother-daughter team abandoned their alleged abduction attempt once Miller became ill and ordered them to leave, according to a probable cause affidavit filed on Tuesday in the bizarre case.Parker, who also goes by several aliases, was arraigned in Pierce County Superior Court on Tuesday where her attorney entered not guilty pleas to charges of second-degree attempted kidnapping and second-degree assault.Parker’s daughter was also arrested and charged with the same crimes. She was expected to appear in juvenile court on Wednesday.Prosecutors said the attempted kidnapping of Miller’s infant occurred on Feb. 5 after Miller answered an ad Parker placed on a mommy group’s Facebook page, offering to take photos of newborn babies for free, saying she was attempting to build a portfolio.Miller said that after she answered the Facebook post in January, Parker made two visits to her home. On a third visit, Parker arrived with her 16-year-old daughter and offered Miller wine and cupcakes that Parker said she had baked.She said that once she ate the cupcakes and started to fill violently ill, she noticed Parker wiping down her wineglass and other items in her house in an apparent attempt to erase her fingerprints.Miller said that after Parker and her daughter left, she noticed her house keys were missing and that she started to vomit uncontrollably.After making the 911 call, Miller was taken to a hospital, where blood tests were taken and doctors told her she was experiencing symptoms similar to someone exposed to the drug GHB, also known as the date-rape drug, Miller said.Parker and her daughter, whose name has not been released because she is a juvenile, were initially arrested on Feb. 14. Parker was released after posting $50,000 bail.On Tuesday, a judge increased her bail to $150,000 and ordered her to be immediately remanded to the custody of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office after ruling Parker was a threat to children in the community if she remained out on bail. According to online records, Parker remained in Pierce County Jail on Wednesday afternoon.Parker’s attorney, Ephraim Benjamin, dismissed the prosecution’s case as “a lot of smoke.”“She is maintaining her innocence and she intends to fight these charges to the best of her ability,” Benjamin said at Tuesday’s hearing.Miller issued a warning to anyone thinking about hiring a baby photographer via social media.“Just yesterday I saw someone posting on social media looking for a baby photographer,” Miller said on Tuesday. “Please, if you do that have somebody with you at all times. Check the website reviews. Check to see if they have a business license, ask for references, just be very careful and trust your instincts.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more