The United States Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program was developed to ensure that victims of federal crimes are treated with fairness and respect as they journey through the federal criminal justice system. This program carries out the mandates of the Federal Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982, the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990, the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, the Justice for All Act of 2004 and other victim related legislation. These victim/witness assistance and protection laws apply to all victims and witnesses of federal crime who have suffered physical, financial, or emotional trauma.
As part of its search for signs of ancient life on Mars, Perseverance is the first rover to bring a sample caching system to the Red Planet that will package promising samples for return to Earth by a future mission. This series of images shows NASA's Perseverance rover inspecting and sealing a \"witness\" sample tube on June 21, 2021 (the 120th sol, or Martian day, of the mission), as it prepares to collect its first sample of Martian rock and sediment.
Witness tubes are similar to the sample tubes that will hold Martian rock and sediment, except they have been preloaded with a variety of materials that can capture molecular and particulate contaminants. They are opened on the Martian surface to \"witness\" the ambient environment near sample collection sites. With samples returned to Earth in the future, the witness tubes would show whether Earth contaminants were present during sample collection. Such information would help scientists tell which materials in the Martian samples may be of Earth origin.
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.
House Witness Registration is the quick and simple new way to register for an upcoming House Committee hearing. House Administration has made the witness registration paperless.Now, you can complete the new 5-step registration process when you arrive the Texas Capitol by using one of the touch screen kiosk stations located in the Capitol Extension. You can choose to save your profile information to use for future hearings.
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.
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.
Until November 9, 1989, we issued Certificates of Witness to Marriage Abroad when a U.S. consular officer witnessed the marriage ceremony of U.S. citizen(s). You can obtain a copy of this document by requesting it from our office.
Frederick County Victim Services Program has been assisting victims and witnesses of crime since 1996 and is committed to facilitating the treatment of victims and witnesses with fairness, dignity, and respect.Understanding the criminal justice process can be very confusing. Our aim is to minimize the many frustrations that are associated with coming to court by providing you with as much information as possible. We understand that the needs of crime victims vary depending on the individual and type of crime, but we will provide the same treatment to all those who are victims and/or witnesses.
The Victim Witness Notification Program is designed to assist victims and witnesses of sexual assault or violent crimes in tracking the location of the person who victimized them. The program is confidential.
If this individual is residing in a state psychiatric hospital or the Special Commitment Center for sexually violent predators, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has a program to notify victims and witnesses when that individual who committed the crime is released, transferred or escapes from any of these facilities.
The mission of Anoka County Victim / Witness Services is to protect the rights and interests of crime victims and witnesses in the criminal justice system, while encouraging participation in the court process and addressing individual needs brought on by victimization. 59ce067264