La Convención procede a equilibrar la justicia ‘ambiental’ y ‘económica’

first_imgLa Convención procede a equilibrar la justicia ‘ambiental’ y ‘económica’ Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jul 26, 2012 General Convention, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 General Convention 2012 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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En otro tiempo, los cazadores acampaban sobre el hielo durante semanas seguidas; en la actualidad, solo se quedan unos cuantos días y buscan sobre todo las ballenas que se han extraviado de la manada. Esta foto histórica muestra a un equipo de balleneros y se le debe a la cortesía de Janet Mitchell.[Episcopal News Service] En los últimos 20 años el estado de Iowa ha experimentado tres inundaciones críticas, la última, en 2008, dejó casi un tercio del estado bajo el agua.“Fue una inundación de [esas que ocurren cada] 500 años, que causó daños por $60.000 millones”, dijo la Muy Rda. Cathleen Bascom, deana de la iglesia catedral de San Pablo [St. Paul] en el centro de Des Moines, añadiendo que la frecuencia de las inundaciones “es lo que nos abrió los ojos al problema del cambio climático”.La catedral, que está situada en la calle High, junto con las otras cuatro restantes “iglesias viejas”, resistió las tormentas, pero las zonas bajas -habitadas en su mayoría por personas de bajos ingresos e inmigrantes- “fueron las que más sufrieron”, dijo ella.“Uno de los problemas de justicia económica de las que me hice consciente luego de la inundación fue que dejaron que el dique sobre Birland [un barrio que queda en terrenos bajos al norte de Des Moines] siguiera endeble, y en consecuencia se rompió”, dijo Bascom, añadiendo que las zonas río abajo, incluido el distrito financiero de la ciudad, han experimentado una re-aristocratización. “De manera que el agua no constituyo, por tanto, una amenaza para las propiedades más caras”.Bascom, diputada por Iowa a la 77ª. Convención General en Indianápolis del 3 al 13 de julio, testificó ante el Comité de Asuntos Nacionales e Internacionales [en la Convención] a favor de una resolución que aborde el tema de la justicia medioambiental (B023).En una entrevista telefónica con el Servicio de Prensa Episcopal posterior a la Convención, Bascom dijo que una de las cosas que a ella le gustó de la resolución fue que hace un llamado a la acción, que suplica a las instituciones, la Iglesia, las diócesis y congregaciones que “apoyen la implementación de soluciones al cambio climático a partir de las bases, de la comunidad”, entre ellas la restauración ecológica, promoviendo la soberanía alimentaria y haciendo adaptaciones locales a favor de la capacidad de recuperación. Esto último es algo que la catedral ya ha hecho al atenuar los residuos de agua de la tormenta.Al reemplazar el asfalto deteriorado con pavimento permeable y un sistema de filtración, la catedral tiene la capacidad de mantener una cantidad de agua equivalente a 12 piscinas al margen del sistema de alcantarillado desbordado por la tormenta y al margen del río, dijo Bascom. La catedral también plantó un jardín, incluidas algunas especies de plantas nativas como hierbas silvestres, que es irrigado por el agua. El jardín sirve también como una “estera de bienvenida” y le da un respiro a los trabajadores vecinos al tiempo que es un laboratorio de conservación para niños urbanos, añadió ella.Además de la B023, la Convención General aprobó la Resolución D055, que aboga por una política pública que reduzca las emisiones que provocan el cambio climático. Tanto la B023 como la D055, además de otras resoluciones anteriores de la Convención General, constituyen los fundamentos de la labor de justicia medioambiental y económica en el próximo trienio.“Para mí, dos de los problemas acerca de los cuales la Iglesia está llamada a mostrarse cada vez más visible y activa son el cambio climático y la pobreza y la inequidad económica”, dijo Michael Schut, funcionario encargado de asuntos ambientales y económicos de la Iglesia Episcopal. “La Resolución B023 nos llama a ‘resistir el desarrollo y la expansión de fuentes de combustible fósil cada vez menos convencionales, así como más peligrosas y destructoras del medio ambiente”.“Esa resistencia puede significar que debamos salir a las calles a protestar pacíficamente por esos empeños. Tal resistencia obviamente responde al llamado a ser más activo respecto al cambio climático. Pero la resolución reconoce que en tal resistencia la Iglesia debe apoyar a los que podrían perder sus empleos en la transición de una economía basada en combustibles fósiles a una economía de energía limpia… lo cual responde al llamado a abordar [el problema de] la pobreza”.Sin embargo, la necesidad de proteger el medio ambiente al tiempo de laborar simultáneamente por mitigar la pobreza, con frecuencia puede dejar a los episcopales en el frente sintiéndose en desacuerdo, especialmente en estados como Pensilvania, donde la tasa de desempleo es alta y donde la gente por generaciones ha vivido del trabajo en las minas y en los yacimientos de petróleo y de gas.“Encontrar la justa mezcla de justicia social que representa la buena mayordomía que hace la Iglesia del medio ambiente y su amor e interés por las personas y por aliviar la pobreza no es un camino fácil”, dijo Joan Gundersen, quien fue diputada por la Diócesis de Pittsburgh y miembro del Comité de Asuntos Nacionales e Internacionales de la Convención, en una entrevista con el Servicio de Prensa Episcopal el 17 de julio.En Pittsburgh, la diócesis tiene “un doble interés”, explicó Gundersen: “Por supuesto, estamos interesados en el medio ambiente, y cerciorándonos de que todo lo que se hace, se haga con prudencia, pero también estamos al corriente de las altas tasas de desempleo y de la necesidad de trabajo”.Pittsburgh se encuentra asentada sobre el esquisto de Marcellus, una enorme reserva de gas natural que subyace a más de kilómetro y medio debajo de la superficie y abarca una zona que se extiende dese Nueva York a través de partes de Pensilvania y penetra en Ohio y Virginia Occidental. Dada su localización cerca de importantes centros de población del este de Estados Unidos, algunos ven [el esquisto de] Marcellus como un yacimiento maduro para la explotación.En 2010, el municipio de Pittsburgh aprobó prohibirles a las corporaciones las perforaciones en busca de gas natural, incluida la fracturación hidráulica, dentro de los límites de la ciudad. La diócesis, que incluye zonas rurales con una alta tasa de desempleo como el norte de Cambria, no ha asumido una postura sobre la fracturación y no ha sostenido una “conversación a fondo” sobre el asunto, dijo Gundersen. Además, la Convención descartó una resolución en contra de “la fracturación riesgosa”.Durante una audiencia sobre la resolución D055, Gundersen testificó que lograr que aceptaran la resolución en Pittsburgh no resultaría difícil, pero no sería lo mismo en las zonas rurales circundantes.“Cuando uno está en el campo donde el 39 por ciento de la población se encuentra desempleada y estos combustibles representan su sustento”, dijo ella, “¿cómo uno la propone en las deprimidas zonas rurales de las minas de carbón?”.A diferencia de Virginia Occidental -donde el estado recibe una buena tajada de las ganancias generadas por la extracción de recursos, los cuales puede utilizar en la reparación de carreteras y en proyectos de restauración medioambiental- Pensilvania, donde la infraestructura y la regulación van un poco a la zaga, no recibe los mismos ingresos. Y dependiendo de donde uno se encuentra en Pensilvania, la reacción es desigual tocante a la contaminación ambiental, su alcance y su existencia, agregó.Una planta procesadora de gas natural, añadió Gundersen, se espera que abra a lo largo de la frontera entre Pensilvania y Ohio y lleve al menos 2.000 puestos de trabajo a la zona.La explicación de la Resolución D055 dice: “Otros costos de los combustibles fósiles incluyen derramamientos de petróleo, contaminación del agua subterránea con mercurio y otros contaminantes provenientes de las minas de carbón, y un inadecuado almacenamiento de desechos radioactivos como resultante de la hidrofracturación. Hay altos costos concomitantes de salud que provienen de la exposición a esos contaminantes…”Y prosigue [la resolución], “el uso continuo de combustibles fósiles no es sostenible”.También durante el testimonio, la Rda. Barbara Schlachter, visitante a la Convención proveniente de la Diócesis de Iowa y quien ayudó a fundar [la organización] Activistas del Clima en Iowa City, llamó la atención sobre lo que en verdad cuestan de los combustibles de bajo costo, como se señalaba en la explicación de la resolución, y pidió apoyo para las fuentes de energía renovables. Schlachter dijo que reducir la dependencia de los combustibles fósiles era una “cuestión moral”.“¿Qué va a ocurrirle a nuestro medio ambiente, a nuestra atmósfera -preguntó ella. Es [el cambio climático] que ya ha llegado a algunas partes y se acerca aquí”.Durante su testimonio sobre la B023 ante el comité, Austin Swan Sr., diputado de la Diócesis de Alaska y residente de Kivalina, una comunidad isla iñupiaq donde el cambio climático amenaza la continua existencia de la comunidad, compartió su experiencia.“He vivido durante toda mi vida en Kivalina, nací y me crié allí. Cuando yo era niño, teníamos probablemente dos tercios más de tierra, y ahora tenemos el 35 por ciento de esa tierra, toda esta pérdida se debe fundamentalmente a la erosión de los últimos cuatro o cinco años”, dijo él.Y a pesar de vivir en un ambiente rico en recursos naturales, entre ellos la mayor mina de zinc del mundo localizada río arriba, explicó Swan: “Seguimos viviendo en condiciones del tercer mundo. ¿Adónde se va ese dinero?”Propuesta por Mark Lattime, obispo de Alaska, la resolución expresa “Que la 77ª. Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal se muestra solidaria con esas comunidades que sufren las mayores secuelas del cambio climático global: pueblos indígenas, comunidades de subsistencia, comunidades de color y personas que viven envilecidas en todo el mundo…”La aldea de Kivalina se encuentra en la punta de una isla barrera con una extensión de entre 9 y 12 kilómetros de largo -alrededor de medio kilómetro en su parte más ancha- y de 128 a 193 kilómetros por encima del Círculo Polar Ártico, entre el mar de Chukotka y la laguna Kivalina en Alaska. Es el hogar de alrededor de 400 personas y sólo se puede llegar al sitio por avión y barco en verano y por avión y motonieve en invierno.De las 200 comunidades costeras nativas de Alaska, diversos grados de erosión afectan a unas 180 de ellas, según la Oficina de Contaduría General del gobierno. El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de EE.UU. ha dicho que Kivalina es una de las tres comunidades nativas que necesita relocalización.Tal como quedó dicho en la explicación de la resolución, Kivalina “ha estado en creciente riesgo permanente debido al cambio climático global. La pérdida de hielo marino ha dado lugar a un aumento de la erosión costera, falla del terreno y condiciones inestables si no peligrosas para la práctica de la caza de subsistencia”.En 2008, la aldea de Kivalina presentó una demanda legal contra 24 compañías petroleras, carboneras y de electricidad, entre ellas Exxon Mobile Corp., Conoco Phillips y BP. La demanda alega que, como destacados responsables de las emisiones de gas [que producen el efecto] invernadero, las corporaciones han exacerbado el calentamiento global y, en consecuencia, han acelerado la erosión en Kivalina dejando a la isla vulnerable a aumentos del nivel del mar e inundaciones debido a tormentas.Además, la explicación de la resolución dice que la Shell Oil se disponía a comenzar una exploración petrolera este mes en el mar de Chukotka, “la fuente más profunda de alimento, así como identidad cultural y espiritualidad de los iñupiaq”.Marc Andrus, el obispo de California, que respaldó la B023 y que integró el Comité de Asuntos Nacionales e Internacionales, dijo que el pueblo de Kivalina “se identifica con la isla y sus alrededores” y mudarse de allí no es tan sencillo como mudarse de Alabama para San Francisco, como hizo él cuando se convirtió en obispo.No difiere de lo que pasa con los guaraníes, una tribu indígena formalmente nómada en Brasil que ha perdido mucho de su tierra ancestral, para el pueblo de Kivalina mudarse “es una especie de muerte”, dijo él.(A través de una relación de compañerismo con la Diócesis de Curitiba en Brasil, la Diócesis de California ha apoyado los empeños de la Iglesia Anglicana de Brasil en defensa de los guaraníes).Mientras estaba en la Convención, escuchando las historias de los guaraníes y la situación en Kivalina, que se encuentran en situaciones “mucho más extremas”, Bascom se acordaba, dijo después, de una conferencia que dictó una vez el arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams titulada: “Renovar la faz de la Tierra: responsabilidad humana y medio ambiente”, en la cual él dijo:“Es posible debatir respecto al grado exacto en que la intervención humana es responsable de estos fenómenos… pero no es posible racionalmente negar lo que los habitantes de las tierras bajas en el mundo enfrentan habitualmente como la amenaza más inminente a sus vidas y medios de sustento”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. 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Referee Pascal Gauzere admits to those two huge mistakes in England’s loss to Wales

first_imgMonday Mar 1, 2021 Referee Pascal Gauzere admits to those two huge mistakes in England’s loss to Wales Referee Pascal Gauzere has admitted to making mistakes in England’s 40-24 Guinness Six Nations defeat by Wales on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTGauzere has spoken to World Rugby’s head of match officials Joel Jutge about “two unfortunate events” as Eddie Jones’ team saw their title defence come to an end at the Principality Stadium.The French official awarded Wales two controversial tries in the first half that enabled the hosts to power into a commanding 17-6 lead.For Josh Adams’ opener, Gauzere told England captain Owen Farrell to speak to his team over their discipline and then quickly restarted play, allowing Dan Biggar to hoist the scoring crossfield kick.And the second try on the half-hour mark was also highly dubious as Louis Rees-Zammit appeared to knock on during the build-up.WATCH: The two HUGE decisions in Six Nations clash which have enraged English rugby fans“I believe one has to be transparent and not let things drag on and say what one thinks,” Jutge told Midi Olympique.“There were two unfortunate events during the match which were tough cases to handle. Pascal Gauzere recognised as such when he spoke to me on the phone.“With regard to the second try, I think there is a tendency to refer to the TMO too often when one can make the call oneself on the pitch and stick with it, which if Pascal had whistled for a knock-on there would have meant no appeal by the TMO to review it.ADVERTISEMENT“Pascal was the first to admit to this when he re-watched the match on Sunday. When one commits an error one should be transparent about it. Despite this he is still an excellent international referee.”England have chosen not to submit a formal complaint to World Rugby over the errors around the two tries, the first of which was described by their former captain Martin Johnson as “absolutely appalling”.RELATED: Online abuse over Owen Farrell interview reduces BBC presenter to tears Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 15 WEEKS AGO Officials somehow overrule seemingly clear… 15 WEEKS AGO Online abuse over Owen Farrell interview… 15 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The two HUGE decisions in Six Nations… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Corporate charity partnerships in January 2015

first_img Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 22 January 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Here is our round-up of the latest corporate charity partnerships, including charity of the year partnerships, corporate events and employee fundraising.1. Scottish Professional Football League and Play for ChangeThe Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has chosen children’s education and sports charity Play for Change as its international charitable partner, with activities beginning this month.As part of the agreement, SPFL will lend a number of matches such as the Scottish League Cup semi-finals and final to Play for Change as platforms at which to run fundraising activities.The funds raised will be invested in education and sports activities jointly created by SPFL and Play for Change to support the disadvantaged young in Scotland by helping them develop skills for life. The projects will be delivered through local community charities, and where suitable, through integration with existing programmes.In addition, Shelter Scotland has been chosen as SPFL’s Scottish charity partner.2. Santander and British Heart FoundationSantander staff raise funds for British Heart FoundationSantander has chosen the British Heart Foundation as its Charity of the Year for 2015. The fundraising target for the partnership is £1 million.The funds raised by Santander will help support the BHF’s freephone Heart Helpline, which provides emotional and practical support to heart patients and their families, for two years. It will also enable the charity to fund two research projects over three years which could lead to better treatments for those living with CVD.Santander staff are already being encouraged to get involved in BHF fundraising campaigns such as ‘Wear It. Beat it’ on Friday 6th February, and the Autumn stock donation campaign ‘Bag it. Beat it’ for their 750+ shops.The bank will also be developing additional events for staff including a 50 million step challenge which will invite employees to get walking, monitor their steps and fundraise, and an international challenge. Last year Santander staff who took part in this challenge raised over £90,000 for BHF.Santander’s charity of the year for 2014 was NSPCC and the campaign raised £1.3 million. Advertisement 6. Eden Springs and WOSPEden Springs supports WOSP at the Big Warsaw RunWorkplace drinks provider Eden Springs has extended its support for Polish charity, WOSP (the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity with a package of event sponsorship and a donation of almost €70,000. The company was the main sponsor of two key events for leading Polish charity day, The Great Finale, on 11 January, including Big Run Warsaw.In 2013, Eden asked its clients to move from paper to electronic invoices. For each client that converted, Eden donated €3 to WOSP. To date, 25% of clients have converted and Eden has donated more than €19,000 to WOSP from this initiative. 7. Frankie & Benny’s and Rays of SunshineDanny Breithaupt, CEO of The Restaurant Group, and Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine, launch their 2015 partnership.Restaurant group Frankie & Benny’s has launched its charity partnership with Rays of Sunshine, the charity that grants wishes for seriously ill children across the UK, aged three to 18 years. The company has pledged to raise £250,000 this year.To celebrate the launch, Frankie & Benny’s will be celebrating National Breakfast Week from 25 – 30 January 2015 by hosting a series of charity breakfasts in restaurants across the group and donating £1 from every Big Breakfast sold to Rays of Sunshine.center_img 3. Costain and four charitiesAs reported in July 2014, engineering solutions provide Costain is planning to raise £1 million during 2015 for the British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Prince’s Trust and Samaritans, via the recently established Costain Charitable Foundation. The funding will be split equally between the charities.As part of the Group’s 150 year anniversary celebrations, employees, contractors and customers will be encouraged to participate in fundraising events throughout the next 12 months.4. Zoggs and Marie CurieZoggs googles for Swimathon raising funds for Marie CurieSwimwear manufacturer Zoggs is once again supporting Swimathon, the world’s biggest fundraising swim. This year the thousands of swimmers will be raising funds for Marie Curie.Zoggs will be promoting the event at over 600 pools throughout the UK, supplying every swimmer with a swimming cap and making available limited edition Marie Curie swimming goggles in blue and yellow. The goggles will be available in both adult and junior sizes and be named ‘Hero Adult’ and ‘Hero Junior’.The company will be donating £1 to Marie Curie from the sale of every pair of the limited edition Marie Curie goggles.The goggles will be also available from participating leisure centres, sports retailers nationwide via the Zoggs website at £15 for Hero Adult size and £10 for Hero Junior size.5. esl Employer Services and the MSA TrustEsl Employer Services, a payroll and HR business based in Brentwood in Essex, has chosen the Multiple System Atrophy Trust (MSA Trust) as its 2015 charity partner.Virginia Freeman, esl’s Director of Commercial Development said:“We are delighted to have MSA Trust as our charity of the year. It is a cause very close to our heart, providing excellent and vital support to a member of the esl family. We look forward to a successful partnership.”  133 total views,  1 views today  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Corporate charity partnerships in January 2015last_img read more

‘If A Policeman Is Attacked, The Society Is Not Safe’: Madras HC Bats For Enactment Of New Goonda Act; Seeks State’s Response [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’If A Policeman Is Attacked, The Society Is Not Safe’: Madras HC Bats For Enactment Of New Goonda Act; Seeks State’s Response [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Aug 2020 11:48 PMShare This – x”If a policeman is attacked, the Society is not safe. The Police has got powers to use mild force for the maintenance of law and order. However, what is happening in the society is that people gather in group to overpower the Police, abuse and attack him while doing his statutory duty. Many cases of attacks on Police are reported in the newspapers and shown in the…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?Login”If a policeman is attacked, the Society is not safe. The Police has got powers to use mild force for the maintenance of law and order. However, what is happening in the society is that people gather in group to overpower the Police, abuse and attack him while doing his statutory duty. Many cases of attacks on Police are reported in the newspapers and shown in the visual media.”The Madras High Court on Monday directed the State Government to file a “proper reply” to the queries raised by the Court with regard to prevalence of Goonda Raj in the state. The Division Bench comprising Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice VM Velumani particularly sought to know from the Government why it had not come out with a new Act to eliminate ‘rowdy gangs’, in suit with the Governments of Maharashtra and Karnataka. The Court insisted that rowdy gangs are active in Tamil Nadu for more than 25 years and thus the State cannot claim there is no necessity for an enactment like Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act, 1999. It noted that a high number of cases are registered in Tamil Nadu by the National Investigation Agency and more number of terror activities are carried out in the State. The State topped in the number of ISI sympathizers arrested from across the country and the illegal activities carried out by anti-social elements. It further noted that in Tamil Nadu, Goondas have got proximity with Police, political leaders and communal leaders. In fact, almost all the political parties have them as office bearers and a few of the MLAs and MPs are with criminal background. Thus batting for enactment of a new Act like Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act, 1999 and The Karnataka Control of Organised Crimes Act, 2000 in Tamil Nadu the Court said, “If such an Act is brought into force it will give more power to the Police to deal with gangsters and antisocial elements effectively in the interest of the society.” The above remarks were made during hearing of a habeas corpus petition seeking release of a ‘rowdy’ accused of murder of a policeman, constable P. Subramanian, by throwing a bomb at him during police chase. In its strongly worded order, the Division Bench criticized the local political leaders/ parties and Human rights activists and organizations, for remaining tight-lipped on the of “brutal murder” of the constable. “Human rights activists and organizations who used to make hue and cry and condemn police action against criminals as violation of human rights, are keeping quiet. Probably, in their perspective, the policemen are not human beings and there is no violation of rights if police suffer or die at the hands of criminals. It is very disheartening to note that the representatives of people, ie., persons who claim to be political leaders, have neither condemned the said incident nor offered condolence for the death of the young policeman to the bereaved family,” the Court observed. The Court proceeded to contemplate the reason behind such “guarded silence” and wondered if the same is due to their “political strategy based on communal considerations in the interest of their political fortunes.” The Court noted that when the 2 years old Sujith Wilson fell into a borewell dug by his own father last year and ultimately died, all the political parties lined up and paid lakhs of rupees to the father of the child. However, the same yardstick is not applied by the political leaders in the present case. “This kind of attitude of political parties including ruling party would demoralize the police force and they will not have any confidence to discharge their duties without fear and they should also have confidence that their family will be looked after not only by the Government but also by the political parties and the representatives of the people, in case, any unfortunate eventuality happens to them,” it said. Upset by the demise of a young policeman, “who laid down his precious life for the sake of the society leaving behind his young wife who is two months pregnant and a 10 month old child in lurch”, the Court remarked, “If a policeman is attacked, the Society is not safe.” The Court strongly deprecated the practice of gathering of crowds that attempt to “overpower” the Police and abuse and attack them during discharge of their statutory duty. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

NHS to poach senior private sector staff

first_imgSenior HR professionals in the private sector could soon be headhunted bythe NHS. The Department of Health (DoH) announced last week it is offering executive searchfirms the chance to help NHS trusts poach some of the private sectors’ mosttalented senior managers. Alastair Henderson, HR policy manager with the NHS Confederation, said thehealth service is in particular need of finding really talented and committedindividuals for director-level appointments. He said the NHS would be looking for management expertise from variousbusiness functions and highlighted HR and IT as areas where there was a highdemand for expertise. “The senior HR roles in the NHS are extremely complex, challenging andrewarding jobs, and there are a lot of opportunities there,” he said. Henderson said that by using a number of approved executive search teams,the NHS would benefit by avoiding duplication and building expertise. The NHS Confederation and the DoH are inviting executive recruitment firmsto tender for recruitment, executive search and assessment services, with aview to agreeing a shortlist in May and a final list in September. “Placing top talent in the NHS is not about crossing our fingers andhoping the talent will come to us,” he said. “The list of preferredsuppliers will help NHS trusts ensure they recruit the right people in theright jobs – whether they are from within the NHS or from outside.” By Ben Willmott Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. NHS to poach senior private sector staffOn 8 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

The cryopreservation ofChlorella

first_imgFollowing growth under sub-optimal concentrations of nutrients, cells ofChlorella emersonii accumulated lipid and became more resistant to the damage caused by freezing and thawing. These results suggest that the factor responsible for the cold hardening of someChlorella spp is not the effect of low temperatures per se but simply that of the reduced metabolic rate. Evidence is given that the post-thaw injury observed following rapid rates of cooling is associated with the vacuole.last_img

Scoreboard roundup — 12/17/20

first_img Written by December 18, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/17/20 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASONCharlotte 123, Orlando 115Detroit 97, Washington 86Houston 128, San Antonio 106Memphis 128, Atlanta 106Minnesota 129, Dallas 127 (OT)Golden State 113, Sacramento 109Utah 125, LA Clippers 105NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUELA Chargers 30, Las Vegas 27 (OT)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLKansas 58, Texas Tech 57Creighton 94, St. John’s 76Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

Chocolate Hobnob named nation’s favourite biscuit

first_imgThe McVitie’s Chocolate Hobnob has taken pole position as the nation’s favourite biscuit after winning 18.4% of the vote in a consumer poll. McVitie’s also won second place in the KernPack survey with its Chocolate Digestive (12.4%) and Jacob’s Bourbons came third (9.5%). At the bottom end of the poll, with a total of just 2% between them, were Rich Tea, Lemon Puffs and Nice biscuits.Most respondents preferred to eat biscuits on the sofa (77%) while 3pm was deemed the best time to eat them (22%). When asked how many biscuits they ate in a single sitting, 11% admitted they ate the whole packet, while only 5% claimed they ate a single biscuit.The nation was divided on dunking with 24.4% certified dunkers, 26% firmly against dunking and 49% sitting on the fence. The report claimed that dunking biscuits into a milky drink causes 11 times more flavour to be released than eating the biscuit dry.When is comes to which drink people would choose to accompany their biscuit, the top choice was tea (63%) followed by coffee (20%) then hot chocolate (7.4%). Oddly, water made it to the list in second-last place (2.5%) and fizzy drinks ended the list (1%).Commissioned by packaging machinery supplier KernPack, the survey questioned 315 consumers online. Bakery customers include Premier Foods, Crantock Bakery and biscuit manufacturers.The full run down of the nation’s favourite biscuits:1. Chocolate Hobnob 18.41%2. Chocolate Digestive 12.38%3. Bourbon 9.52%4. Shortbread 8.57%5. Custard cream 8.25%6. Choc chip cookie 6.98%7. Jaffa Cake 6.67%8. Digestive (plain) 6.35%9. Fig roll 5.4%10. Ginger Nut 4.44%11. Chocolate Finger 2.86%12. Hobnob (plain) 2.22%13. Jammie Dodger 1.59%14. Party Ring 1.59%15. Pink Wafer 1.27%16. Crunch Cream 1.27%17. Rich Tea 0.95%18. Lemon Puff 0.95%19. Nice 0.33%last_img read more

Matisyahu Brings A Special Tour And Message To Universities This Spring

first_imgBeginning March 20, Matisyahu, his band, and special guest Nadim Azzam will visit twelve college campuses with a special tour and message exclusively for students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by local Hillel chapters and a variety of campus co-sponsors, the story and motivation behind the tour started this past Summer, 2015 when Matisyahu was scheduled to perform in Spain at one of the largest music festivals in Europe. His performance was boycotted by a local Spanish group citing Matisyahu’s support for Israel and his participation in performing at Jewish and Israeli organizational event in the United States. For a moment, the festival bowed to the pressure and cancelled Matisyahu’s performance. However, the outpouring of outrage at the festival and support for Matisyahu from fans worldwide and organizations of varied cultural and religious backgrounds was impossible to ignore.The message was loud and clear, “Let musicians play music and don’t burden creative expression’s ability to unify people with the ugliness of politics.”  Matisyahu was invited back by the festival and he and his band played in front of nearly 40,000 fans.  For Matisyahu however, the message was not yet complete.  In response to the experience, Matisyahu went to Israel just a week later to close out the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival; a festival that brings musicians from all religious backgrounds to the Old City of Jerusalem to perform together and inject the holy city with unique power and togetherness inherent in music  Matisyahu performed with members of Hadag Nahash (a well known secular and politically left leaning hip hop group in Israel), Daniel Zamir (a devoutly religious Jew and world renowned saxophone player), and Saz (a well known Palestinian Hip Hop artist from Ramallah). Again the message was loud and clear, only this time it was ringing from the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Now, six months later, Matisyahu is taking this message through his music to college students across the the United States.  Matisyahu with special guest Nadim Azzam will perform exclusively for students, faculty and staff at 12 campuses this March and April 2016. Matisayhu will bring his full band on the road for these special engagements and after more than a decade of touring, Matisyahu has formed a band that truly gives itself over to the music on par with his lyrical desire to connect to something beyond the self. The band features original Stubbs guitarist Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist Stu Brooks, percussionist Tim Keiper, and keyboardist BigYuki. Combined, the music and lyrics transcend their parts.At its most basic moments, Matisyahu’s music feels alive; an entity unto itself, being born in the moment and evolving each night. At its most exultant moments the music becomes full-band improvisation. Lyrics are rearranged on the spot to serve the energy of the jam. No instrumentalist is playing simply to demonstrate individual skill, and Matisyahu uses his beat boxing not as a party trick, but as an essential element to the full band improvisation, propelling the music further than it’s been before.Special guest Nadim Azzam brings a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop and singer/songwriter presence to the stage. Balancing spoken word-like raps with soothing melodies, Nadim creates an entirely new sound in his music. Brought up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was born to an Egyptian-Palestinian father and an American Jewish mother, both of whom raised Nadim with a keen sense of social justice and indiscriminating love for others of different cultural backgrounds.  Together, Matisyahu and Nadim seek nothing more than to give fans music for music’s sake, and the hopeful result is that through the music mutual respect and a deeper connection to the similarities in all peoples is strengthened. In addition to the performance at each University, Matisyahu and Nadim will host a lunch discussion for members of the sponsoring organizations. Keep it tuned to L4LM, as we’ll be releasing exclusive content throughout this exciting tour. You can see the full schedule below:MATISYAHU with Nadim Azzam Campus TourSunday, March 20 – Boston University – Metcalf BallroomWednesday, March 23 – Penn State University – IndigoThursday, March 24 – University of Pennsylvania – World Café LiveSaturday, March 26 – University of Virginia – Paramount TheatreSunday, March 27 – University of Maryland – Stamp Grand BallroomMonday, March 28 – Ohio State University – Newport TheatreWednesday, March 30 – University of Wisconsin – Capture TheatreMonday, April 4 – University of Michigan – Hill AuditoriumTuesday, April 5 – University of Illinois – Canopy ClubSunday, April 10 – University of California Berkeley – Lower SproulTuesday, April 12 – University of California Los Angeles – Schoenberg HallThursday, April 14 – University of California San Diego – Sun God LawnTickets are exclusive, limited to students, staff, and family.last_img read more

Dave Matthews Band Busts Out ‘Shotgun’ At Official Summer Tour Opener

first_imgWhile Dave Matthews Band performed a hometown 25th anniversary celebration last weekend, the band’s summer tour officially kicked off last night with a performance at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, KS. The group has some major tour plans mapped out for 2016, but will also take a hiatus from touring thereafter.With all eyes on the opener, DMB delivered a show for the ages. The band brought out some of their new songs, debuted at the anniversary performance, as well as a “Jimi Thing” that features a sample of Prince’s “Sexy MF.” One of the big highlights of the night came in the form of “Shotgun,” a song busted out for the first time since 7/23/13 (176 shows).Watch a snippet of “Shotgun” below, courtesy of hmsimon03:The band’s tour continues tomorrow, May 13th, with a performance at the Cynthia Woods Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. Check out the setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlistslast_img read more