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We believe that the next stage of human rights documentation and advocacy will be powered by videos created and shared by eyewitnesses. Our work addresses the challenges of finding, verifying, and contextualizing those videos.


This project examines how human rights advocates and journalists can turn the proliferation of eyewitness and perpetrator video into more ethical and effective storytelling and documentation of human rights abuse in the MENA.

Perseverance carries five "witness tubes" along with sample collection tubes. The witness tubes are similar to the sample tubes except they are pre-loaded with a variety of witness materials that can capture molecular and particulate contaminants, such as:

One at a time, the witness tubes will be opened on the Martian surface to "witness" the ambient environment near sample collection sites. They are exposed to the local environment where samples are collected and they go through the motions of drilling and other movements that the sample containers experience. The witness tubes do not, however, collect soil or rock samples. The witness tubes will also be sealed and cached like the actual Mars samples.

In the future, if the Perseverance samples are returned to Earth for analysis, the witness tubes will show whether Earth contaminants were present during sample collection. This will help scientists tell which materials in the Martian materials may actually be of Earth origin.

Witness seeks original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography that is innovative in its approach, broad-ranging in its concerns, and unapologetic in its perspective. The magazine blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to their times.

Witness is currently seeking cover art for our Winter Issue. The selected cover artist will be awarded $250 for their artwork, which will be featured on the cover of our magazine and across our website and social media platforms.* All submitted artwork may be considered for content and future issues.Artists are encouraged to send up to five original images (high-resolution) for our editors to consider for publication. You are welcome to look to our past themed cover art for inspiration, or engage us with something new and evocative; we are most interested in how your work interprets and communicates an experience. We accept all mediums: photography, painting, drawing/illustration, sculpture, graphic design, etc. Please include the title(s) of your work, a short bio, a link to your portfolio or website, and any social media handles you use for showcasing your work.Witness is an issue-oriented, literary magazine designed to highlight the role of the modern writer--and artist!--as witness to our times. We can't wait to see what you can do. Submissions will be open until April 1st, or until we reach capacity! *Please note: While we request non-exclusive rights to the winning selections, we do ask that any of the work you submit from your back catalog or current body of work not appear on a similar publication (such as another magazine cover) prior to, or following, our 2023 publication date.Submission Guidelines:

Cloud Witness is a type of Failover Cluster quorum witness that uses Microsoft Azure to provide a vote on cluster quorum. This topic provides an overview of the Cloud Witness feature, the scenarios that it supports, and instructions about how to configure a cloud witness for a Failover Cluster. For more information, see Set up a cluster witness.

The following figure illustrates a multi-site stretched Failover Cluster quorum configuration with Windows Server 2016. In this example configuration (figure 1), there are 2 nodes in 2 datacenters (referred to as Sites). Note, it is possible for a cluster to span more than 2 datacenters. Also, each datacenter can have more than 2 nodes. A typical cluster quorum configuration in this setup (automatic failover SLA) gives each node a vote. One extra vote is given to the quorum witness to allow cluster to keep running even if either one of the datacenter experiences a power outage. The math is simple - there are 5 total votes and you need 3 votes for the cluster to keep it running.

If there is a power outage in one datacenter, to give equal opportunity for the cluster in other datacenter to keep it running, it is recommended to host the quorum witness in a location other than the two datacenters. This typically means requiring a third separate datacenter (site) to host a File Server that is backing the File Share, which is used as the quorum witness (File Share Witness).

Cloud Witness is a new type of Failover Cluster quorum witness that uses Microsoft Azure as the arbitration point (see the following figure). It uses Azure Blob Storage to read/write a blob file which is then used as an arbitration point in case of split-brain resolution.

To configure Cloud Witness, you must have a valid Azure general purpose Storage Account which can be used to store the blob file (used for arbitration). Cloud Witness creates a well-known Container msft-cloud-witness under the Microsoft Storage Account. Cloud Witness writes a single blob file with corresponding cluster's unique ID used as the file name of the blob file under this msft-cloud-witness container. This means that you can use the same Microsoft Azure Storage Account to configure a Cloud Witness for multiple different clusters.

When you use the same Azure Storage Account for configuring Cloud Witness for multiple different clusters, a single msft-cloud-witness container gets created automatically. This container will contain one-blob file per cluster.

Being the victim or witness of a crime may also mean appearing as a witness in Court. As a witness you are providing an important service for your community. The Victim or Witness Assistance Program hopes to make your Court appearance go as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions or need information, call 715-386-4666 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

The primary purpose of the Victim Witness Program is to provide information and support to victims and witnesses of crimes and to ensure that the services under Chapter 950 of the Wisconsin Statutes are made available to them.

The period following a crime can be very difficult. Although everyone reacts differently, many victims and witnesses report that they feel shock, confusion, numbness, disbelief, anger, or other emotions after the incident. You may be having similar feelings, in addition to dealing with physical, financial, and psychological concerns related to the crime. At the same time, the criminal justice system is likely to need you to take part in the court process, so that the person(s) responsible for the crime can be held accountable.

The primary purpose of the Victim/Witness Program is to provide information, referral and support to citizens and law enforcement officers of Walworth County who have been victims of or witnesses to crimes, and to ensure that the services specified under Chapter 950, Wisconsin Statutes, are made available to them. To achieve that end, the Victim/Witness staff, upon request, will maintain contact with victims and witnesses to update them on case progress in the criminal justice system.

This Victim/ Witness program strives is to ensure that all victims and witnesses of crime are treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and sensitivity and that the rights afforded victims and witnesses are honored and protected by law enforcement, prosecutors and judges in a manner no less vigorous than the protections afforded criminal defendants.

The intent of the program is to reduce the trauma and insensitivity that victims and witnesses sometimes suffer following a crime. Advocates guide victims through the legal system and direct them to agencies and organizations that offer assistance and emergency services.

An Amish man dies. His widow and young son leave on a train journey. In the train station in Philadelphia, the little boy witnesses a murder. Harrison Ford plays the tough big city detective who gets assigned to the case. He stages lineups hoping the kid can spot the murderer. He shows the kid mug shots. Then it turns out that the police department itself is implicated in the killing. Ford is nearly murdered in an ambush. His life and the lives of the widow and her son are in immediate danger. He manages to drive them all back to the Amish lands of Pennsylvania before collapsing from loss of blood.

First Witness CAC provides neutral, fact-finding interviews for children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults who may have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, witnessed violence, or have been otherwise victimized.

Interactive WebinarsW2W offers individualized interactive webinars and accompanying resources, each of which are archived. Topics may include but are not limited to: the witnessing model, empathic stress disorders, moral injury, individual resilience, organizational resilience, community resilience, vicarious resilience, creating trauma sensitive environments, reasonable hope, practical self-care strategies, team meeting debrief structures, and more.

This guide begins by describing the problem of witness intimidation and reviewing the factors that increase its risks. It then identifies a series of questions that can help analyze local witness intimidation problems. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem of witness intimidation as identified through research and police practice.

Witness intimidation is but one aspect of the larger set of problems related to protecting crime victims and witnesses from further harm. Related problems not directly addressed in this guide, each of which require separate analysis, include:

Although the problem of witness intimidation has special significance for prosecutors, it also has important implications for police. This guide focuses on the issues and responses that are most relevant to police, although useful resources for prosecutors are highlighted where appropriate. 041b061a72


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