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  • Rally demands: ‘Prison profiteers out of California!’

    first_imgDemonstrators in front of Taylor Street facility, March 7San FranciscoMarch 7 — Streets and sidewalks around 111 Taylor Street, a semi-lockdown halfway house run by the for-profit GEO Group, shook today with resounding chants: “What’s the call? Free Malik, and free them all!” Over 200 protesters carrying brightly colored banners took over the streets to demand Malik Washington be released from custody and allowed to go home.Washington is a formerly incarcerated federal prisoner held at Taylor, and he is also the new editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper. He recently broke the silence around GEO’s mishandling of a COVID outbreak at the lock-up. For exercising his First Amendment rights as a Black journalist, he is threatened with immediate return to federal prison. When GEO officials realized Washington was communicating with people outside the Taylor facility, they placed him in house arrest in his room and confiscated his phone. Public pressure eventually won him a return to work. Only recently was his phone returned. (Workers World, Jan. 19)Today’s rally showed the depth and breadth of support in the Bay Area for Washington and his strong opposition to GEO. Speakers included Nube Brown, managing editor of the SF Bay View; Matt Haney, San Francisco Supervisor for District 6; Sandy Valenciano of Immigrant Legal Resource Center/Dignity Not Detention; Jeremy Miller with Poor Magazine; Pierre Laboissiere of the Haiti Action Committee; and Susan Stryker, trans activist and historian.Stryker pointed to the first floor of the Taylor facility and said, “That used to be Compton’s Cafeteria. It was where [trans] people used to come at night to get out of the cold . . . to show that they survived their night. The cops would come in and harass them repeatedly. Then one night [the people] stood up and pushed back and made history. Just like we are making history and pushing back against GEO Group’s occupation of this building.” (Guardian, June 21, 2019)In August 1966, three years before the Stonewall Rebellion, drag queens, trans women and sex workers rose up and fought the police in this downtown Tenderloin neighborhood in the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. Victor Silverman and Stryker documented this history in “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.” (imdb.com/title/tt0464189/)Stryker added, “We are here today to support Malik. . . . We think it is an obscenity that this historic site of trans resistance to police repression, and to the carceral system, is occupied for profit by a group like GEO.”Jeremy Miller said, “We are here today, because Malik was standing up for the people,” ending with the chant, “Free Malik, but that’s not all! Keep on pushing! Free them all!”A letter of support from San Francisco District Attorney, Chesa Boudin, was read: “It is deeply concerning when people like Malik Washington, who are devoted to truth telling, are targeted precisely for trying to ensure that critical information is made public. We must ensure that the truth be told to protect the vulnerable.” Editor Nube Brown, who is also a leader of California Prison Focus, urged that the fight continue for Washington, and for the closure of companies like GEO. She asked everyone to virtually pack the courtroom for Washington at the March 10 hearing on his case. To give support, go to linktr.ee/freemalik.Prisons for profitMalik Washington filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons Feb. 1 to oppose the gag rule placed on him by the BOP. The activist journalist was the first person to expose GEO’s cover-up of COVID. The company’s mishandling of the virus has become public knowledge and the subject of a short video produced by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, “111 Taylor (During a Pandemic).” (wearedefender.com/111-taylor)GEO Group is one of the largest managers of private prisons in the U.S., and it controls a number of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detention centers. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the company for inhumane treatment. ICE prisoners have organized hunger strikes and other actions to protest dangerous conditions faced in its facilities during the pandemic.Though President Biden issued an executive order that the federal government will stop using private prisons, that order did not include privately held ICE detention centers like those run by GEO. (US News and World Report, Jan. 26) At the rally many speakers from immigrant rights groups exposed the atrocities suffered by incarcerated migrants in GEO-run ICE detention centers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Mystery attackers take radio off air after sabotage of its aerial

    first_img to go further January 16, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mystery attackers take radio off air after sabotage of its aerial News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia July 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information December 4, 2019 Find out more News ArgentinaAmericas center_img News ArgentinaAmericas Follow the news on Argentina News November 19, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned sabotage against LT6 Radio Goya in Corrientes, capital of the province of the same name. Saboteurs cut through the cables of the radio’s aerial, preventing it from broadcasting on its usual frequency and reaching all its listeners.The 70-metre structure supporting the aerial collapsed suddenly on 12 January taking programmes off air. Police said three steel cables had been severed, probably with a metal saw. It was not known why the attack was launched but it caused damaged estimated at 100,000 pesos (about 22,000 euros or 29,000 dollars), “an amount impossible to find” for the small team of 20 journalists who run the station on a cooperative basis.The radio was launched on 31 January 1952 and was the first station to broadcast on the AM band in Corrientes province. It is now broadcasting on the FM “Espléndida” band but cannot be heard by all its previous listeners, said the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA), the national organisation for the defence of press freedom.“From the circumstances of this sabotage, it is obvious that the intention was to silence LT6 Radio Goya”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “This was not an act of vandalism, but a carefully planned operation by people who were familiar with the station’s installations.”“We hope that an investigation will quickly uncover the motive for and the perpetrators of this attack and that LT6 Radio Goya can get the help it needs to be able to resume broadcasting normally,” it added.The association of Corrientes journalists strongly protested against the sabotage and the province’s interior and justice minister, Walter Insaurralde, promised “to find those responsible for this appalling attack on press freedom”. Organisation Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world RSF_en last_img read more

  • Pasadena and Los Angeles Child Welfare Agencies Announce Official Affiliation

    first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Giving Back Pasadena and Los Angeles Child Welfare Agencies Announce Official Affiliation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | 12:12 pm Left to right: Bienvenidos Chief Executive Officer Ritchie Geisel and Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa.The boards of directors of Hillsides and Bienvenidos announced the creation of a parent-subsidiary relationship as of June 30. Both Hillsides and Bienvenidos will retain their individual names with Bienvenidos becoming the subsidiary and an affiliate of Hillsides.Prompting this initiative is recent legislation, the Continuum of Care Reform (AB 403), that calls for providers like Hillsides and Bienvenidos to develop a comprehensive array of services to support children in the foster care system and their families. The goal of this legislation is to limit the amount of time children are separated from their families and support the reunification of families.Although each agency will operate independently for a period of time, there will be one governing body and a common leadership team to provide oversight and assure integration.The board of directors officers are: Chair Donna B. Ford, First Vice-Chair Jesse Cripps, Second Vice Chair Cara Valentini, Secretary Deborah Booth, Treasurer James Keatley, The board of directors members are: Isidro Armenta, Jennifer Brian, Bishop J. Jon Bruno, Paulette L. Burkitt, Valerie Casey, Erica Chavez, Esq., Donald Clark, William K. Covey, Jr., Cathy Cunningham, Tony Danz, Katrin Doyle, Samuel Garrison, John Gong, Gina Guerra, Wayne Guzman, Catalina S. Haaga, LeeAnn Havner, Ronald C. Hillary, MSW, Schuyler Hollingsworth, Stacey Hoppe, Chris Jennings, Esq., Kelly M. Johnson, Judy Kenyon, Nurit M. Kotick, Phaedra A. Ledbetter, Wendy Lees, John C. Lukes, Amber Young Medina, Thomas F. Miller, Fred Morrow, Lizbeth Nevarez, Steve Nishibayashi, M.D., Edward Patterson, Renee Pozza, Laura Ramirez, Janet Schulman, Robert Shepherd, Elizabeth M. Short, M.D., Sara J. Simpson, Joshua C. Stokes, Rev. Edward Sniecienski, Shelia Taylor, Adam J. Walker, Ex-officio Brent M. Mason, and The Rt. Rev. Norman Hull as the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese bishop’s representative.Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa will remain at the helm, overseeing the agencies’ combined resources and workforce of 600. Together the combined entity will have a presence throughout Metro Los Angeles, East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley, serving approximately 13,000 children, youth and their families. Bienvenidos Chief Executive Officer Ritchie Geisel will retire on August 1, having initiated the process last summer that has ultimately led to the affiliation. In the coming months, Hillsides will announce its senior leadership team.“The integration of both agencies’ operations will take place over the next several months,” said Costa. “We will assess the organizational needs of the combined agency and identify the infrastructure to support the delivery of services to all those we serve.”Together with Bienvenidos, Hillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency and its affiliation with Bienvenidos serves children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 35 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Licensed resource homes, formerly known as foster homes, serve families in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.“The agencies have similar missions and complementary programs well suited for the affiliation,” said Geisel. “Combined with the additional programs each brings to the table, this affiliation helps them align with current legislation, public policy, and best practice models.”“Together we will fulfill our shared vision and provide leadership during this paradigm shift in child welfare,” said Costa.To learn more about both agencies, visit www.Hillsides.org and www.Bienvenidos.org. 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  • [Section 372 CrPC] Appeal Filed By Victim Seeking Enhancement Of Sentence Not Maintainable: SC [Read Judgment]

    first_imgTop Stories[Section 372 CrPC] Appeal Filed By Victim Seeking Enhancement Of Sentence Not Maintainable: SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini28 Aug 2020 8:03 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has held no appeal can be maintained by victim under Section 372 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on the ground of inadequate sentence.The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy observed thus while upholding the Delhi High Court judgment which dismissed the appeal filed by a victim under Section 372 CrPC seeking enhancement 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?LoginThe Supreme Court has held no appeal can be maintained by victim under Section 372 of the Code of Criminal Procedure  on the ground of inadequate sentence.The bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy observed thus while upholding the Delhi High Court judgment which dismissed the appeal filed by a victim under Section 372  CrPC seeking enhancement of sentence imposed on the convict by the Trial Court. The accused, in this case, was convicted for offence punishable under Sections 364A, 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code. The father of the deceased boy, filed appeal before the High Court challenging the order of sentence seeking enhancement of sentence to death penalty.Assailing the High Court order which dismissed his appeal, the victim contended before the Apex Court bench that, in view of proviso to Section 372, Cr.PC which gives right to prefer appeal to the victim, when the accused is convicted for  lesser offence, there is no reason to restrict the scope of appeal only for a lesser offence but not for lesser sentence.Referring to proviso to Section 372 CrPC, the bench said that, so far as victim’s right of appeal is concerned, same is restricted to three eventualities, namely, acquittal of the accused; conviction of the accused for lesser offence; or for imposing inadequate compensation. It observed:”While the victim is given opportunity to prefer appeal in the event of imposing inadequate compensation, but at the same time there is no provision for appeal by the victim for questioning the order of sentence as inadequate, whereas Section 377, Cr.PC gives the power to the State Government to prefer appeal for enhancement of sentence. While it is open for the State Government to prefer appeal for inadequate sentence under Section 377, Cr.PC but similarly no appeal can be maintained by victim under Section 372, Cr.PC on the ground of inadequate sentence. It is fairly well settled that the remedy of appeal is creature of the Statute. Unless same is provided either under Code of Criminal Procedure or by any other law for the time being in force no appeal, seeking enhancement of sentence at the instance of the victim, is maintainable.”The Court said that the High Court rightly relied on the judgment in National Commission for Women v. State of Delhi & Anr. (2010) 12 SCC 599 to dismiss the the appeal, as not maintainable. Case name Parvinder Kansal vs. State of NCT of DelhiCase no.CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 555 OF 2020 Coram Justices Ashok Bhushan and R. Subhash Reddy CounselAdv. Ashwani Bhardwaj for Appellant and Adv. Chirag M. Shrof for respondentClick here to Read/Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

  • Over 60 migrant children held at California facilities treated for COVID-19

    first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — Over 60 migrant children at two California holding centers have tested positive for COVID-19, sparking worry over the health of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. from across the border.At the Long Beach Convention Center housing 728 migrant children, 55 of them have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday, Zhan Caplan, spokesperson of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, told ABC News. The center has a capacity to hold 1,000 children.Meanwhile at the Pomona Fairplex site, which began housing migrant children Saturday and currently hosts 216 children, 14 have tested positive for COVID and are being housed separately, local ABC station KABC-TV reported. The site has the capacity to hold about 2,500 children.Caplan said the Long Beach site conducts surveillance testing of the children every three days and those who test positive are moved to an isolation tent. UCLA Health, the center’s onsite medical provider, cares for the infected kids.He noted that “almost all” of the kids who tested positive are asymptomatic, “with the exception of one who has very mild symptoms.”Caplan said COVID-19 at the center “is a very well managed medical situation with full mitigation plans in place.”Bonnie Preston, regional director at HHS, told KABC most of the COVID-19 cases are among children who arrived to the center with the virus, testing positive when leaving Border Patrol custody. Those children were taken to intake centers in separate vehicles, she said.“We have a team of infectious disease experts from the (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) on site who are working with program leads to implement CDC COVID-19 protocols as the site gears up and the census grows,” Preston said.The unaccompanied children will be held until they can be reunited with family or placed with sponsors.There have been other reports of COVID-19 among migrant children. In early April, more than 100 cases were reported at the San Diego Convention Center, which was used to house unaccompanied minors and had reached its capacity of 1,450 kids. Caplan told the Long Beach Post that the facility currently has 30 positive cases.As of Thursday, there are 23,003 children in CBP custody and HHS care, according to HHS data.The United States has been grappling with a surge in migrants arriving at its southern border in recent months.Nearly 19,000 children traveling alone were stopped at the Mexican border in March, surpassing previous highs set during periods of heavy child migration in 2014 and 2019.To handle the COVID-19 cases among migrants and overcrowded Customs and Border Patrol facilities, HHS has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase shelter space in existing facilities and by modifying COVID-19 mitigation measures to free up space that was previously left empty for social distancing.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Britons are more depressed despite better lifestyle

    first_imgBritons are more depressed despite better lifestyleOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Britons are increasingly depressed, alienated and unhappy, despite higherincomes, better health and greater opportunities, a study has found. The Institute of Education’s study, Changing Britain, Changing Lives,followed more than 40,000 people born in the same week in 1946, 1958 and 1970. It found 14 per cent of men born in 1970 were as likely to admit to anxietyand depression in 2000. This compared with only 7 per cent of the 1958 group in1991. Among women, it was 20 per cent in 2000 and 12 per cent in 1991. The survey also reported a dramatic increase in the number of unhappymarriages, with relationships becoming less predictable and more insecure, anda drop in the number of people participating in their communities. www.ioe.ac.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

  • Utah Baseball Drops Series Finale 7-3 at No. 3 Stanford

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPALO ALTO, Calif. – Utah baseball dropped the series finale 7-3 to No. 3 Stanford at the Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto, California on Sunday, March 24.Rykker Tom went 2-3 with a walk and scored one run. Shea Kramer and Chris Rowan, Jr. both had RBI in the game.Utah’s pitchers Joshua Tedeschi and Zac McCleve combined to only give up three earned runs, but Stanford kept pressure on Utah most of the game scoring seven on the afternoon.The Utes took a 2-0 lead in the second inning off of two hits. Erick Migueles got the inning started with a walk and Tom singled to get him to second. Shea Kramer followed that up with another single to score Migueles. The Utes got their second run of the inning when Rowan drew a bases-loaded walk.After Stanford scored three in the fourth, Utah tied up the game in the fifth. The Cardinal came right back in the bottom half with two more runs to take the lead right back.They added two more runs in the eighth and went on to secure the win, 7-3.Tedeschi pitched 6.0 innings and gave up five runs, but only one of those was earned on four hits. McCleve finished out the final two innings and gave up two earned runs on three hits.Utah will now head home and host the Oregon Ducks beginning on Friday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Smith’s Ballpark. March 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Drops Series Finale 7-3 at No. 3 Stanford Robert Lovell Written by Tags: Pac 12/Stanford Cardinal/Utah Utes Baseballlast_img read more

  • Italian Navy LHD Trieste launched

    first_imgFincantieri is also building a 193-meter logistic support ship Vulcano. The ship’s delivery is likely to be delayed as it was heavily damaged in a fire in July 2018, just a month after it was launched. Il momento più solenne del varo di nave Trieste, unità d’assalto anfibio multiruolo e multifunzione, oggi a Castellammare di Stabia. #MarinaMilitare #[email protected] @MinisteroDifesa @SM_Difesa pic.twitter.com/44rIhFlcra— Marina Militare (@ItalianNavy) May 25, 2019 Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today New Italian aircraft carrier launched 15 months after construction start Share this article The Italian Navy’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD) Trieste was launched in a ceremony at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on May 25.The multirole and multipurpose amphibious vessel was launched in the presence of Italian president Sergio Mattarella and the Italian Navy chief Adm. Valter Girardelli, among other high-ranking officials.The LHD is also referred to as an aircraft carrier by as it is expected to be capable of carrying and operating F-35B short-takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. This is yet to receive an official confirmation.Trieste will be delivered in 2022, according to Fincantieri, and will be capable of deploying aircraft and amphibious vehicles and equipment, relying on a flight deck and a floodable basin located on the stern of the ship.With over 1,000 sleeping accommodations, the new LHD will feature a 230-meter long helicopter flight deck, allowing the operation of a battalion consisting of 600 personnel, and a dock-garage for 1,200 linear meters of wheeled and tracked vehicles, both civilian and military.The floodable dock – 50 meters long and 15 meters wide – will enable the ship to deploy amphibious equipment and vehicles of EU and NATO navies. It will also carry fast patrol boats that will be capable of transporting troops at speeds of 40 knots.Photo: Fincantieri View post tag: LHD Trieste’s cargo areas are accessible through cranes, stern and side ramps, and handling will be managed by internal ramps and elevators.In addition to enabling the projection of the landing force of the Italian Navy, Trieste will provide assistance to countries and populations in case of natural disasters, thanks to her capability to provide drinking water, power supply, healthcare and medical support. The unit has also been conceived to carry out command and control functions in case of emergencies at sea, evacuation of nationals and humanitarian assistance operations.A fully equipped hospital will also be available onboard, complete with operating rooms, radiology and analysis rooms, a dentist’s office, and patient rooms capable of hosting 27 seriously injured patients.Photo: Italian defense ministrycenter_img New Italian aircraft carrier launched 15 months after construction start navaltoday May 25, 2019, by View post tag: ITS Trieste View post tag: Fincantieri View post tag: Italian Navylast_img read more

  • The Coming Decade

    first_imgCensus 2020 will determine many things about New Jersey for the coming decade.  The statistics generated in Census 2020 will be used to make policy at every level of government from 2021 until 2031.  If Bayonne’s population is undercounted, we will be underserved.  If Bayonne’s population is counted fairly, we are more likely to receive our fair share of dollars from the federal government over the next ten years.The census will determine whether New Jersey keeps twelve members in the U.S. House of Representatives, or whether we lose one to another state. We would lose political clout as a state if we had smaller representation in Congress. × The census will determine how more than $45 billion in federal funds will be distributed in New Jersey each year.  This money can fund education, healthcare, transportation, housing, senior programs, and other important human needs in Bayonne.Businesses use census data to help make decisions about jobs, investments, and locations.  They would rather locate in a growing community than in a declining one.  They like to go where they know that good potential employees and customers are available.  Let’s make Bayonne one of those desirable communities.You have the power to make good things happen by filling out a form for Census 2020.  You can respond online, on paper, or by phone.A few weeks ago, the Census Bureau sent out one last mailing to addresses that have not been counted yet.  That mailing included a paper census form.  If you would like to be counted with that paper form, please fill it out and mail it back today.You can also go directly to the census website.  You can be counted online by going to www.2020census.gov, then follow the directions.If you would like to be counted by telephone, please call 844-330-2020.Hudson County will be organizing a census party in Bayonne on Sunday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Kopcinski Park, by 19th Street and Broadway.  The event will feature a Corn Guys food truck that will offer free meals to the first 150 households that complete the census at the event.You could also be counted by census workers who are going around town.Since Census 2000, Bayonne’s official population count has been going up.  Let’s keep a good thing going.  For the third census in a row, let’s show that population growth that we all know is there. Stand up for Bayonne.  The clock is ticking. Please do it now!  Thank you!last_img read more

  • Fatality notice: MOD confirms the death of Corporal Steven Wainwright

    first_imgCorporal Steven Wainwright with his family.Corporal Steven Wainwright died on Tuesday 1 May after being involved in a road traffic collision on the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus. The incident is under investigation.Cpl Wainwright enlisted into the RAF in 2006. Following successful completion of basic training at RAF Halton he went on to complete trade training at RAF Cosford (formally the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering (DCAE)), graduating in October 2006. He then undertook his first posting to RAF Kinloss, working as part of the Nimrod Line Squadron until July 2008. Upon completion of his Trade Ability Tests, he was promoted to Senior Aircraftman in December 2006. Following his first tour, he returned to DCAE Cosford for further training to qualify as a Technician, where he was subsequently assigned to RAF Marham to support Tornado operations. He remained there until December 2012 when he was posted to No. 6 Squadron, RAF Leuchars until June 2014. He then moved with the Squadron as part of a rebasing programme to RAF Lossiemouth where he has served ever since. He was successful on his trade promotion board for the rank of Cpl in October 2017.Group Captain Andrew Dickens OBE, Commanding Officer 903 Expeditionary Air Wing said: Our deepest condolences go to Cpl Steven Wainwright’s family and friends at what is a terrible, tragic time. He was a popular member of No. 6 Squadron, who are currently deployed as part of 903 Expeditionary Air Wing based at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. As a highly skilled aircraft technician, Cpl Wainwright was making a key contribution to Operation Shader in ensuring Typhoon aircraft could complete the challenging mission against Daesh. Cpl Wainwright was a dedicated professional who had served his country with distinction. All our thoughts are now with Cpl Wainwright’s family, friends and colleagues as they come to terms with his tragic death. Warrant Officer David Clegg, No. 6 Squadron Detachment Warrant Officer said: Always with a smile to share, even at the end of the hardest night shift, Steve was renowned for picking up morale with his infectiously positive approach to life. This unwaveringly positive determination transferred into his outstanding professional dedication, where he took justifiable pride in being one of the best engineers on the Squadron. Steve Wainwright was one of the first people I met on the Squadron, his characteristic good humour evident in our very first discussion where he introduced himself with his typical comedic style. Respected and admired across every trade on No. 6 Squadron and beyond, Steve will be sorely missed by all and our thoughts are with his family at this time. Squadron Leader Chris Harris, Senior Engineering Officer No. 6 Squadron said: Cpl Wainwright was an unfailingly professional technician who had an incredible passion for his family, his work and life in the Royal Air Force. He was a man who motivated and lifted everybody he interacted with at RAF Lossiemouth, especially on No. 6 Squadron. A fighter squadron is a very tight unit and Cpl Wainwright embodied all the qualities to make that possible. He was a mentor to those both more senior and more junior and by sheer force of personality produced results in people others could not. No task was too daunting or too challenging, he took adversity in his stride and, as a result, No. 6 Squadron is a far happier place and more effective fighting unit. Every job, every aircraft see-off, every mentoring role was conducted with the same cheery personality and calm professionalism. Unwavering dedication to operations was typical of Cpl Wainwright, be that at home on Quick Reaction Alert or overseas on Operation Shader. His shoes cannot be filled and he will be greatly missed by everybody on No. 6 Squadron, the thoughts of all of us on are with Cpl Wainwright’s family at this incredibly difficult time.center_img Group Captain, Jim Walls, Station Commander RAF Lossiemouth said: Wing Commander William Cooper, Officer Commanding No. 6 Squadron said: Full of charisma and highly respected by everyone, Stevie was an exceptionally friendly individual with a great sense of humour. As an aircraft engineer, he was one of the best and it was an absolute pleasure to work alongside him. His affectionate nature and loveable character shone through in everything he achieved and he will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. Cpl Wainwright was a member of our family here at RAF Lossiemouth, we all feel his loss deeply. He was a highly skilled individual who was a key part of our team. I always enjoyed the gift of his upbeat attitude. I particularly respected him for his values and approaches as a family man. We are all thinking of his loved ones at this tragic time.last_img read more