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July 11, 2011

Mother drowned her young daughter

 Isabelle Cowley Isabelle Cowley’s body was found in the grounds of Raigmore Hospital A mother drowned her four-year-old daughter in the grounds of an Inverness hospital after attending the birth of her lover’s baby to another woman.


Rachel Cowley, 43, of Shenval, Glenurquhart, cut the baby’s umbilical cord at Raigmore Hospital in February.


She then walked off with her own child, Isabelle, and drowned her in a burn.


Cowley was charged with murder, but the Crown has accepted her plea to the reduced charge of culpable homicide on the basis of diminished responsibility.


Judge Lord Bannatyne, sitting at the High Court in Edinburgh, has continued the case until 28 September.


He ordered that Cowley be detained at a psychiatric hospital under an interim compulsion order ahead of sentencing.


The court heard that Cowley and Nicola Charles, 26, were both in a relationship with Christopher Everitt, who fathered the children of both women.


Advocate depute Alex Prentice QC told the court that in his view, given the accused’s personality, “the domestic situation was untenable”.

He added: “The birth of the new baby brought the whole domestic situation into focus and Rachel Cowley’s world collapsed around her.


“The baby signified a constant tie between Chris Everitt and Nicola Charles.”


Cowley, a first offender, admitted killing Isabelle in February this year by forcing her head under water and causing her to drown during an attack in the grounds of Raigmore Hospital.


The court heard that Cowley, who has a three-year-old son, and Mr Everitt had lived an alternative lifestyle. Over time a sexual relationship developed which involved the pair and Ms Charles.


After Ms Charles fell pregnant she chose Cowley and Mr Everitt as her birthing partners.

Rachel Cowley. Pic: Northpix Rachel Cowley took a boiler suit from a skip at Raigmore hospital

Following the birth, Cowley held the baby and a midwife noticed she seemed tense during a discussion about registering the child.


Cowley later left the ward with Isabelle.


She later appeared at a couple’s home in Balloch, near Inverness, in the early hours of 23 February seeking help and claiming she was lost.


Cowley was wearing a boiler suit she had taken from a skip at the hospital.


She ran off when the police were called, but was traced by officers.


The court heard that police asked Cowley if she had hurt the girl.


She said: “I think I might have done something to her. I think she might be hurt.”


Mr Prentice said psychiatrists who examined Cowley were of the opinion that she was suffering from a mental disorder, most probably a personality disorder.


Defence solicitor advocate Murray Macara QC said that all the available evidence pointed to Cowley having been “a loving and caring mother to Isabelle”.


Det Ch Insp Kenny Anderson, of Northern Constabulary, said the force had noted Cowley’s plea to culpable homicide.


He added: “The death of a child in such circumstances is a tragic case, devastating for the family and for everyone concerned.”

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July 4, 2011

Young Leaders’ Conference 2011

KARACHI: The Young Leaders’ Conference (YLC), 2011 being held with the slogan of ‘Faith, Unity, Discipline and Revolution’ entered into its 3rd consecutive day having theme of ‘Change the Way You Think,’ here on Sunday.
The chief guest of the day was Member Provincial Assembly Raza Haroon. Speaking on the occasion he said that nature had bestowed Pakistan with the wealth of diversity and our country was enriched with all natural resources. The need of the hour was management of resources and a competent leadership was essential for it, he added.

Haroon urged participants to create all required abilities of leadership in themselves. He also talked about the history of world and leadership.

Faisal Qureshi of Personality Quotient delivered the keynote address on ‘Change the Way You Think’. In his address, Qureshi focused the spirit of listening and appreciating other’s perspectives.

Participants were exposed to different thematic views in breakout sessions featuring Sheema Kermani, Dance; Talat Hussain, Theatre; Yousuf Kerai, Music; Sharmeen Chinoy, Film; and Dr Awaab Alvi, Street Power. On the occasion, a panel discussion entitled ‘Kalaam: Intercultural Dialogue with Ambassadors of Change’ was held. Abbas Hussain chaired the session while Deepak Perwani, Sidra Iqbal, Dr Zsuzsnana Fajcsak, Shazia Khawar and Khalid Malik were the panelists. Participants raised several questions, which were replied by the panelists.

Another interesting session of the conference entitled ‘Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Teray’ was held to provide youth with an opportunity of capacity building. The session was conducted by Umair Jaliawala. In the segment, he made participants realise in an effective manner that diversity strengthened culture and character. The 10th six-day conference, being organised by the School of Leadership to teach Pakistani youth about leadership skills, will continue till July 6.Daily Times.

July 4, 2011

Young Leaders Conference begins

Karachi:Three hundred and fifty young participants from all over Pakistan, dressed in green shirts, were lost in a world of their own as they danced on a famous Pakistani song at the opening ceremony of the 10th Young Leader’s Conference here on Friday.

The YLC is an annual event organised by the School of Leadership for 18-21 years olds.

The theme for this year is ‘Iman, Itehad, Tanzeem – faith, unity, discipline’. The organizers have changed the order of Quaid-e-Azam’s famous quote. “Until people believe and accept and respect differences there can be no unity,” said Rizwan Rizvi, Director SoL.

“The more discipline you have within yourself the more freedom you would have,” he elaborated.

“These three words have no significance for us. It is time we attach meaning to them,” said Umair Jaliawala, a former participant and now a trainer at YLC. Jaliawala considers this conference “sacred” for him.

In the first session, participants were randomly divided into groups of twenty. Each group had a young facilitator, trained by SoL, and a symbol to distinguish them from rest.

After thanking the sponsors who helped organise the event, an orientation session took place, where each group had a one-to-one chat with successful people from the corporate world.

Eighteen year-old Zeeshan who came all the way from Lahore was full of praise for the event. He thought it was good way to build network and make new friends. Even though the conference was charging around Rs40,000 per participant, Zeeshan thought it was “good value for money”.

“People who can not afford it can get sponsored”, he said.

Hira Wajahat, who has been in the YLC management for five years, believes that handling this year’s event is comparatively harder because out of six days, the participants will spend three days in sessions and exercises arranged outside the hotel.

Zainab Haider, a young facilitator, thinks it is a good opportunity for her “to give back what she learnt as a participant last year”. She talks about her YLC community project last year where she invited guest speakers for a session at her university. “You cannot be a YLC graduate if you do not complete your community project,” she explains.

The conference was inaugurated by Syed Shoaib Siddiqui, Secretary Sports and Youth Affair. The organisers said that each year they receive a better response from the youth and were happy for the fact that this year 35 percent of the participants were girls.The news.

July 4, 2011

Government College University`s Young Journalists` Society

JOURNALISM is not only a profession but also a passion and young journalists can excel in this career through extensive readings and hectic reporting at the grass roots level.


Senior journalists and anchorpersons said this at a discussion on `Challenges confronting the fourth pillar of the state` organised by the Government College University`s Young Journalists` Society.


Journalist Rashid Rehman said the media had become a powerful player but “lifafa journalism” or paid reporting had also grown enormously. He said that it had become more and more challenging for editors to sift out genuine news from motivated and hoax stories.


Anchorperson and columnist Aftab Iqbal said maintaining the quality of news reports and upholding of journalistic values were the biggest challenge being faced by the media these days. “Truth should be presented – as much as it is needed,” he added.


GCU-YJS President Amina Ahmed said it was a matter of disgrace and embracement that Pakistan had been declared the most dangerous country for journalists.


GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Ikramul Haq and guest journalists presented certificates and shields to YJS executive committee members for the sessions 2010-2011 and 2009-2010. The YJS executive committee for the session 2010-2011 consisted of Amina Ahmed (president), Shakila Rehman (senior vice-president), Sheikh Mateen (senior vice-president), Arooma Shahzad (vice-president), and Rizwan Khan (general secretary). Other office-bearers include Azib Warraich, Javeria Liaqat, Sana Irshad, Kashif Fayyaz, Usama Safdar, Salman Mehmood, Saima Nawaz, Aqsa Khalid, Ushna Butt, Ajab Khan and Umair Asif.


Later, GCU Nazir Ahmed Music Society members Imran Fida, Saba Shafqat, Saad Farooq, Mohsin Abbas and Hassan performed and enthralled the audience at the musical night.Dawn.

July 4, 2011

Young students exhibit their talent in robotics contest

Rawalpindi:National Engineering Robotics Contest 2011 was organised by STEM Career Programme, HEC and NUST at the College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (EME) Rawalpindi on Saturday.


Dr. Akhtar Nawaz Malik, the Dean of Academics in his opening address, welcomed all the teams and guests. He stressed that co & extra-curricular activities play a very important role in building a sound personality & a successful human being.


Brigadier Dr. Javed Iqbal, the Head of Mechatronics Department and chief organiser of the contest, informed that 160 items from different Engineering Universities, Colleges and Institutes from all over the country registered for the qualifying round.


Major General Muhammad Shahid, Commandant College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering appreciated how the number of participants had grown over the years and the standard of the competition has risen.


At the end of the ceremony the chief guest Dr. Ansar Parvez, Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission gave away the prizes to the winning teams of the contest in the following categories Winner NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs80,000 was awarded to Virtuoso (SEECS, NUST), 1st Runner up NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs50,000 was awarded to Line Cruser Returns (University of Lahore), 2nd Runner up NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs40,000 was awarded to Box Hunter (Bahria University), 2 x Best Engineering Excellence Awards were given to the team M6 from College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering and Infinity from CASE, 3 x Best Engineering Design Award with cash prize of Rs30,000 each was awarded to Nuts & Volts (NED, Karachi), Mechatron (Wah Engineering College), MUET boy (MUET, Jamshoro), Winner NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs25,000 was shared by Agent 47 (Beacon house Educational Complex) and Appache786 (Army Public School E & ME), 1st Runner up NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs15,000 was awarded to Balistic Catapult (Beacon House Educational Complex), 2nd Runner up NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs10,000 was awarded to Lego Baba and Captain Jack Sparrow, Youngest participants Award with cash prize of Rs5,000 was awarded to Fayed Arshad of 6th class in Headstart School, 5 x Participants & Performance Awards (Less NUST Students) Rs15,000 each to Legomegatron (Headstart School), Infiltrator (FG Sir Syed College), Kratos (SEECS, NUST), Botzilla (NED University), The Quest Small boy (Quaid-i-Azam University of Engineering, Nawabshah), Spirit of


Participation Award was awarded to Baluchistan Institute of IT, Engineering and Management sciences.The news.

July 4, 2011

Young students exhibit their talent in robotics contest

Rawalpindi:National Engineering Robotics Contest 2011 was organised by STEM Career Programme, HEC and NUST at the College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (EME) Rawalpindi on Saturday.

Dr. Akhtar Nawaz Malik, the Dean of Academics in his opening address, welcomed all the teams and guests. He stressed that co & extra-curricular activities play a very important role in building a sound personality & a successful human being.

Brigadier Dr. Javed Iqbal, the Head of Mechatronics Department and chief organiser of the contest, informed that 160 items from different Engineering Universities, Colleges and Institutes from all over the country registered for the qualifying round.

Major General Muhammad Shahid, Commandant College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering appreciated how the number of participants had grown over the years and the standard of the competition has risen.

At the end of the ceremony the chief guest Dr. Ansar Parvez, Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission gave away the prizes to the winning teams of the contest in the following categories Winner NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs80,000 was awarded to Virtuoso (SEECS, NUST), 1st Runner up NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs50,000 was awarded to Line Cruser Returns (University of Lahore), 2nd Runner up NERC 2011 Shield with cash prize of Rs40,000 was awarded to Box Hunter (Bahria University), 2 x Best Engineering Excellence Awards were given to the team M6 from College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering and Infinity from CASE, 3 x Best Engineering Design Award with cash prize of Rs30,000 each was awarded to Nuts & Volts (NED, Karachi), Mechatron (Wah Engineering College), MUET boy (MUET, Jamshoro), Winner NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs25,000 was shared by Agent 47 (Beacon house Educational Complex) and Appache786 (Army Public School E & ME), 1st Runner up NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs15,000 was awarded to Balistic Catapult (Beacon House Educational Complex), 2nd Runner up NERC 2011 Lego Award with cash prize of Rs10,000 was awarded to Lego Baba and Captain Jack Sparrow, Youngest participants Award with cash prize of Rs5,000 was awarded to Fayed Arshad of 6th class in Headstart School, 5 x Participants & Performance Awards (Less NUST Students) Rs15,000 each to Legomegatron (Headstart School), Infiltrator (FG Sir Syed College), Kratos (SEECS, NUST), Botzilla (NED University), The Quest Small boy (Quaid-i-Azam University of Engineering, Nawabshah), Spirit of

Participation Award was awarded to Baluchistan Institute of IT, Engineering and Management sciences.The news.

July 4, 2011

Young Leaders’ Conference 2011

KARACHI: The Young Leaders’ Conference (YLC), 2011 being held with the slogan of ‘Faith, Unity, Discipline and Revolution’ entered into its 3rd consecutive day having theme of ‘Change the Way You Thin
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July 1, 2011

Beyonce Surprises Young Fans In Harlem

We’re not just riding on the Beyonce train, we’re the mother-effing conductor. We love Bey something (Sasha) fierce, for both her tunes and the way she connects with her fans, especially the little ones. Who can forget the time she surprised the kids at a school in Harlem in the middle of their Move Your Body workout? We melt just thinking of it.


Yesterday she was back in Harlem, this time at the local Target where kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem were performing to songs off her new album. She walked out onstage and, well, it was a cute overload. As one young fan on the scene told the Washington Post, “She makes me dance, and she makes me feel like having a playdate with her.” We know what you mean, kid.