Six Nations: Five things we learnt – France v Scotland

first_imgA makeshift team will struggle against whichever Wales turns up, making the possibility of the renaissance turning into a false dawn more quickly that I can mix metaphors.And as for discipline: we’ll never forget Stuart Hogg’s red card last year in Cardiff. It still haunts Scotland fans. Okay, trusting in youth has its problemsOn these pages, in the autumn, I banged on about youth being given its head and flourishing as a result. Yes, back then the young Scots did come off fairly positively against the “best team in the world” (B version) and thump two other decent sides, but this was an introduction to the fire of the Six Nations and perhaps a truer reflection of where they are, at international level.Dougie Fife gave away a silly penalty when throwing away the ball, and there was a general lack of nous to change things up in the face of an onslaught from France. In the second half Scotland should have kept the ball, kicked less and looked to offload rather than go into contact where they were being smothered by Bernard le Roux and Thierry Dusautoir.Would it have worked? Debateable, but the game was there for the winning. There were things to take heart from: Finn Russell and Mark Bennett looked to the manor born, facing a hostile crowd of 75,000 in an arena like the Stade de France for the first time.There’s life in Euan Murray yetAt the other end of the career spectrum, the tighthead put in a vintage performance, winning scrum penalties and giving his opposite number a torrid time in the loose, meaning that France were substituting props as early as half time.He was also unusually prominent in the loose, showing some soft hands for Fife’s try, and tackling everything he could. The downside is his religious views prevent him from having a pop at the Welsh scrum next Sunday. Geoff Cross will be an able deputy, but it is great to see Murray hitting form again.Preparing for contact: Euan MurrayIf Scotland can sort the discipline they’d become very hard to beatWith a semi-decent scrum, a far better lineout and a miserly defence in the face of much bigger attacking runners – one that conceded no points when a man down – what let Scotland down was their discipline. Without the disciplinary lapses, that French wouldn’t have been in the game at half time nor in the lead during the closing stages. Scotland played all the rugby.Fife won’t be throwing dead balls away in a hurry ever again, but everyone really needs to switch on to whatever wavelength the referee is on at the breakdown and stick to it religiously. Which brings us to…Securing their own quick ball is still a problemScotland can live off scraps, but to get the backs really firing they need quicker ball. The French positioning at the breakdown was excellent, while Scottish players struggled to clear the opposition out quickly enough and were much less consistent with their body positions over the ball. Scots ball was secure and the opposition’s slow when Blair Cowan was on, and much less so when he was off briefly in the second half.Someone needs to throw some of that BT sponsorship money at luring Richie Gray (the other one, founder of GSI, Springbok breakdown consultant and former coach of Gala) back from South Africa to help the Scottish boys out.Busy, busy boy: Blair Cowan carriesWales will be a challengeWith the Welsh a traditional bogey team in recent years, and generally excellent in the speed of their breakdown work, next Sunday represents a tough test. With Murray out, a potential hip injury to Tommy Seymour (Scotland’s most in form back), and knocks to Alex Dunbar and Bennett too, the fear is that Scotland cannot put out the obvious first choice back division to make the most of the pack’s hard work. Try time: Dougie Fife goes over for the only try of the game against France center_img Scotland ran France close, playing all the rugby but just missing a few bounces. But what did we learn? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Diocese-by-diocese list of COVID-19 resource pages

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on March 12 voiced his support for diocesan bishops who choose to close churches, cancel in-person worship services or suspend use of the common cup at communion to help public authorities slow the spread of the coronavirus, which now has been found in nearly every state in the United States.Bishops have begun issuing guidance to their dioceses, ranging from diocese-wide cancelations of worship at all churches to policies that allow congregations to decide for themselves which steps they will take to ensure the safety of their parishioners and to respond to the public health threat posed by the coronavirus.Episcopal News Service’s complete coronavirus coverage can be found here.The Episcopal Church’s online resource page for coronavirus response is here.Episcopal News Service is linking to diocesan COVID-19 response pages that include policy announcements, online liturgical resources, service livestreams and guidelines for in-person gatherings and outreach services.AlabamaAlaskaAlbanyArizonaArkansasAtlantaBethlehemCaliforniaCentral FloridaCentral Gulf CoastCentral New YorkCentral PennsylvaniaChicagoColombiaColoradoConnecticutConvocation of Episcopal Churches in EuropeDallasDelawareDominican RepublicEast CarolinaEast TennesseeEastern MichiganEastern OregonEastonEau ClaireEcuador CentralEcuador LitoralEl Camino RealFloridaFond du LacFort WorthGeorgiaHaitiHawaiiHondurasIdahoIndianapolisIowaKansasKentuckyLexingtonLong IslandLos AngelesLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMilwaukeeMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNavajolandNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew YorkNewarkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNorthern CaliforniaNorthern IndianaNorthern MichiganNorthwest TexasNorthwestern PennsylvaniaOhioOklahomaOlympiaOregonPennsylvaniaPittsburghPuerto RicoRhode IslandRio GrandeRochesterSan DiegoSan JoaquinSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaSoutheast FloridaSouthern OhioSouthern VirginiaSouthwest FloridaSouthwestern VirginiaSpokaneSpringfieldTaiwanTennesseeTexasUpper South CarolinaUtahVenezuelaVermontVirgin IslandsVirginiaWashingtonWest MissouriWest TennesseeWest TexasWest VirginiaWestern KansasWestern LouisianaWestern MassachusettsWestern MichiganWestern New YorkWestern North CarolinaWyoming Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By ENS staffPosted Mar 13, 2020 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Diocese-by-diocese list of COVID-19 resource pages Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Liturgy & Music TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Health & Healthcare, Featured Jobs & Calls COVID-19, Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Spears & Dumps galore – Falcons vs Western Province

first_imgWednesday Jul 23, 2008 Spears & Dumps galore – Falcons vs Western Province Western Province have once again fallen at the hands of a so called minnow of South Africas Currie Cup, this time losing 38-32 in nice try thriller in Brakpan on the weekend. The Gauteng Falcons claimed the scalp of the boys from Cape Town to record a famous victory for a small union who were very much the underdogs in this one.Province were looking for an improved performance after their loss to Griquaslast weekend, but once again disappointed as the game went to the side who showed the greater heart on the night.The Falcons, commonly known as the Valke, have impressed many with their exciting brand of rugby so far this season. The expansive aspect of the game was matched by the physical though, as we saw hits flying in from all angles.The game produced two yellow cards and one red, all of which are possibly up for discussion.The first yellow went to Ross Skeate, who last week was on the receiving end of a few crunching hitshimself. Skeates tackle this week was a bit of a Brad Thorn, picking up and tossing the player to ground rather than spearing or bringing him back down safely.Next we saw a red card for Johan Swartz, the Valke winger who picked up little Gio Aplonand flipped him around before slamming him into the ground. The tackle was possibly based on momentum, and was similar to Paul Emericks tackle on Olly Barkleyin the World Cup last year. Swartz got his marching orders, and Aplon, despite looking badly injured at once stage, got up and carried on showing no signs of bodily harm.Once the standard had been set, referee Marius Jonker, along with his touch judges, made a point of being consistent, so when young Francois Louw made a tackle that closely resembled a spear, he promptly got his marching orders and spent ten minutes in the cooler himself.So in summary, 70 points, two yellows, one red, and a whole bunch of big hits and running footy on display. Just a regular night of Currie Cup rugby really. Over to you: What are your thoughts on the tackles that were carded? Its a nice example for us to examine and compare three supposed spear/dangerous tackles from the same game with the same ref. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Spears & Dumps galore – Falcons vs Western Province | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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2211 Cambie / Arno Matis Architecture

first_img Electrical: Projects Acoustic Consultant:Brown StrachanBuilding Envelope:Spratt Emanuel Engineering Ltd.Client:PortlivingConstruction:Kindred ConstructionConstruction Admin:Azurean ArchitectureLight Art:Tamar FrankArchitect In Charge:Arno MatisCity:VancouverCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ed WhiteText description provided by the architects. A once forgotten site sitting adjacent a new underground rapid transit line, this project sits on the southern gateway of Vancouver’s grand Cambie boulevard. This commercial/residential mixed-use project presents an avant-garde building form of cascading post-tensioned concrete cantilever floors and a layered screen façade that reflects light and distorts the boundaries between interior and exterior.Save this picture!© Ed WhiteDesigned to capture the vortex energy of the neighbouring bridgehead, building vocabulary is sweeping and spiraled to capture the energy created by the adjacent bridge ramps. Edges are curved and fragmented to evoke the idea of movement, as if the energy of the street itself is pealing the surfaces of the building apart. The building turns its corners in prow-like forms that track sun-angles and provide passive horizontal and vertical sun-shading.Save this picture!© Leo Light PhotographySave this picture!Type FloorSave this picture!© Leo Light PhotographyFAÇADE: The solar signature of each façade was carefully mapped and the result was a tailored system that is not only an effective passive solar control tool, but also serves as a privacy screen from the bridge traffic to the north east, while opening to views to the north west.Save this picture!DiagramLIGHT ART: The building form is emphasized through a light art installation by light artist Tamar Frank that recalls the frenetic movement of head and taillights. Save this picture!© Michael ElkanProject gallerySee allShow lessSee the Dazzling Ice Architecture at Sweden’s ICEHOTELArchitecture NewsStay in a Recently Restored Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Home, the Eppstein HouseArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Vancouver, BC, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Canada “COPY” Save this picture!© Michael Elkan+ 23 Share Apartments Photographs:  Michael Elkan, Ed White, Leo Light Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Nemetz Structural Consultant: Manufacturers: Bosch, Mapei, Pheonix Glass Hungerford Interior ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885617/2211-cambie-arno-matis-architecture Clipboard 2014 Photographs “COPY” 2211 Cambie / Arno Matis Architecture Fast + Epp 2211 Cambie / Arno Matis ArchitectureSave this projectSave2211 Cambie / Arno Matis Architecture Architects: Arno Matis Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Considered Design Inc. ArchDaily CopyApartments•Vancouver, Canada CopyAbout this officeArno Matis ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVancouverCanadaPublished on December 22, 2017Cite: “2211 Cambie / Arno Matis Architecture” 22 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  2602 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Landscape: Interior Design: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885617/2211-cambie-arno-matis-architecture Clipboardlast_img read more

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Lloyds TSB Foundation grants £3.8m to 141 charities

first_img Howard Lake | 24 November 2008 | News The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has announced grants worth £3.8 million to 141 organisations as part of its Community programme which supports small and medium underfunded charities that help disadvantaged people play a fuller role in their community.Over 75% of the Lloyds TSB Foundation grants will support the salary costs of new or existing staff, allowing small and medium charities to continue providing core services to vulnerable individuals.Linda Kelly, chief executive for the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales said: “The quality of applications during this funding round was very impressive. We are particularly interested in charities working to improve disadvantaged people’s social and community involvement, provide them with better life chances or help them to be heard.“The successful charities have shown that their work will deliver significant changes and benefits for their users.”The four independent Lloyds TSB Foundations cover England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. They receive a share of one per cent of Lloyds TSB Group’s pre-tax profits, averaged over three years, in lieu of their shareholder dividend. The Foundation for England and Wales received £26.8 million in 2008.www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk Lloyds TSB Foundation grants £3.8m to 141 charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: England Funding Wales / Cymru  55 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

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For immigrant and workers’ rights, against police murders

first_imgFrom April 30 to May 3, people in many U.S. cities held rallies, marches and other events in solidarity with the rebellious youth of Baltimore protesting police brutality. On May 1, immigrants, including many from Latin America, organized and called demonstrations for immigrant and workers’ rights, but they also stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and its latest manifestation in Baltimore. Workers World reports on some of these activities here.In the tenth such march since hundreds of thousands of mostly immigrants brought International Workers’ Day back to New York City with a bang in 2006, the May 1 Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights first gathered for a rally in Union Square Park and then marched to the federal buildings downtown. This year the thousands of people in the march were swelled by an influx of people even younger than the immigrant workers — youth, Brown, Black and white, who had come out in response to a call by organizers to show solidarity with the rebellious youth of Baltimore and demand justice for Freddie Grey.Police did their worst, setting up metal fences to keep the popular demonstration separate from people along the long route of march downtown. This could not stop many of the bystanders from raising their fists and their voices to show they were with the marchers.Across the continent, hundreds came to the May Day March and Rally in downtown San Diego organized by the May 1st Planning Committee. Babies in strollers, toddlers, high school and college students, youth from Association of Raza Educators; MECHA-Lincoln High School; Association of Chicano Activists, San Diego Student Union; International Peoples Uhuru Movement are a few organizations that participated. The theme was “Worker Rights Are Human Rights.”The rally, which began with traditional drumming and dance by Danza Aztec, focused on workers directly affected by the main points of unity. A group of youth carrying flags from many countries, with a banner that read “Workers United for Dignity and Justice,” led the march. They also carried signs and wore T-shirts that read “All Mothers Are Workers,” “Don’t criminalize the Workers” and “Fight for 15, Union Yes.” Midway through the march was an amazing performance by Mujeres en Resistencia Cultural Peace in front of the courthouse across from the Hall of InJustice in downtown San Diego.Police brutality and terror are on everyone’s mind. Marchers shouted “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” as the police rode bicycles and walked on the side trying to keep marchers on the path. People were literally grabbing from distributors’ hands the Workers World flyer headlined “Baltimore Youth Rebel.” Families in San Diego have not forgotten the many lives stolen by the police and border patrol. We must continue to fight for dignity and justice. We will win.Madison’s May Day rally began at Brittingham Park along West Washington Avenue, followed by a march to the Wisconsin Capitol. Organizations such as the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition, the International Workers of the World and Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes sponsored the events. Protesters united a variety of demands, including justice for Freddie Grey, Tony Robinson, Dontre Hamilton and all those killed and tortured by cops and vigilantes. Demands included an end to raids and deportations; an end to austerity, including union busting in Wisconsin; and an end to the medical neglect and torture of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.A diverse, multinational crowd of protesters marched to Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park on April 30 to commemorate the life of Dontre Hamilton, a 31-year-old African-American man. One year ago on that day, Dontre was shot 14 times and killed at the park by white Milwaukee cop Christopher Manney. Led by Dontre’s family, those participating demanded Manney be brought up on federal charges. In December 2014, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced no criminal charges would be filed against Manney. Manney had been fired in November 2014 due to mass, militant protests led by the Coalition For Justice in Milwaukee and people’s solidarity from around the world. That decision was upheld by the Fire and Police Commission in March.The struggle for justice for Dontre continues. Maria Hamilton, Dontre’s mother and a leader of Mothers For Justice United, is helping to organize a Million Moms March May 9 in Washington, D.C. This event is being led by mothers who have lost loved ones due to the scourge of police and vigilante terror against primarily Black and Brown communities.For more information: facebook.com/justicefordontre; facebook.com/mothers forjusticeunited or #JusticeForDontre.People gathered at Albany, N.Y., police headquarters in the Arbor Hill neighborhood on May 2, both to protest the police Taser death of Donald “Dontay” Ivy on April 2 and to stand in solidarity with the Baltimore protesters demanding justice for Freddie Grey.Ivy, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and also heart problems, was taking a late night walk when he was confronted and attacked by Albany police. Ivy died after being Tasered an unknown number of times.The rally was called by Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration. Many held signs saying “Black Lives Matter” with “#Shutitdown” at the bottom.Chanting “All night, all day, we will march for Freddie Grey,” over 200 people rallied April 30 on the Syracuse University Quad in New York state. The first speaker read a message from the three co-founders of Black Lives Matter, noting they were all lesbian, gay, bi and trans women: “We stand in solidarity with the people of Baltimore and the millions of Black people across the country who are tired of poverty, racism and state-sanctioned murder.”Defending Baltimore protesters who liberated needed supplies from stores, fiery speakers named the seizure of Indigenous lands by U.S. colonizers as the real looting, pointing out that included the ground Syracuse University sat on.The crowd shouted out the names of Black people killed by U.S. police, then marched downtown to the county jail and to the “Jerry Rescue” monument. This statue celebrates an 1851 public rescue when a Syracuse anti-slavery, abolitionist crowd stormed the city jail and freed William “Jerry” Henry, who had been arrested by U.S. marshals under the Fugitive Slave Act.Latino and Latina immigrant farmworkers held their first-ever May Day march in upstate New York at Marks Dairy Farms in Lowville on May 1. The dairy workers were protesting the violent beating and firing of Francisco, a worker who objected to being ordered to work on his only day off. They demanded dignity and respect, safe working conditions, and an end to wage theft and physical and verbal violence.People gathered to support them, some driving hundreds of miles from Brooklyn, Staten Island, Rochester, Syracuse, Marietta, Canton and elsewhere in New York. The action was called by the May 1st Agricultural Workers Committee, the Workers’ Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York.May 1st organizer José Canas spoke of May Day solidarity across borders: “As we march in Lowville, workers in my country of El Salvador are marching for their rights — our families are marching for our rights and theirs.” He also emphasized how dairy workers’ labor creates mega-profits for transnational businesses. New York state is fourth in U.S. production of milk and first in yogurt. Lowville is home to the plant that is the largest maker of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese in the U.S.Chanting “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido” (“The people united will never be defeated”), the crowd marched on dirt roads through the farm, past giant milking barns as huge tanker trucks thundered by.New York farmworkers live in isolation, fearful of deportation raids, subject to unsafe working conditions and brutal work schedules. Some live in conditions of virtual indentured servitude. Farmworkers are specifically excluded from some basic U.S. worker rights like the right to a day off, the right to be paid overtime and the right to form a union.Nearly 200 militant demonstrators seized the streets of Rochester, N.Y., on May 1 in solidarity with the protests in Baltimore over the murder of Freddie Grey and against police brutality locally. Despite a large police presence and without a permit, the demonstrators took over entire streets, beginning in the poor and working-class neighborhoods and winding their way through downtown. They frequently slowed or stopped traffic as they proceeded to single out and denounce a who’s who of local symbols of oppression, including the Public Safety building.The demonstration was organized by BLACK (Building Leadership and Community Knowledge), an organization of students at the University of Rochester. They were joined by a number of organizations including the People’s Power Assembly.On May 3, traffic at the heavily traveled intersection in the Kensington-Bailey area of Buffalo crawled to a halt as protesters came out in solidarity with the people in Baltimore to demand justice for Freddie Grey and all victims of racist police violence. The large rally was called by the Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition.Recognizing the potential for an uprising in response to police brutality in Philadelphia like that in Baltimore, the Philly Racial, Economic And Legal (REAL) Justice Coalition called a “Philadelphia Is Baltimore Solidarity Rally” for April 30. Over 2,000 people responded in one of the largest demonstrations against the epidemic of police murders of Black and Brown youth held here so far.This is the first major street event that the Black youth-led coalition initiated since it formed in December 2014 after the massive protests calling for justice for Michael Brown and Eric Garner. REAL Justice has held twice-a-month town hall gatherings since then, each drawing between 100 to 400 people.The rally outside City Hall was followed by several hours of marching and confrontations with police on bicycles and horses as it zigzagged through Center City, effectively shutting down major streets during rush-hour traffic. A march against traffic on Market Street was greeted with honking horns and fists raised by motorists.The march was fully in support of the rebellion of the youth of Baltimore and the stand the community there took in response to the violent murder of Freddie Grey by the police. Like Baltimore, Philadelphia has experienced hundreds of murders of Black and Brown youth by police who have never been brought to justice. It has high rates of poverty, gentrification, unemployment, redlining and underfunded schools. The boarded-up row houses in Freddie Grey’s neighborhood could be any community in Philadelphia.The REAL Justice Coalition also strongly opposed the sending of Pennsylvania state troopers or Philadelphia police to Baltimore. The event was also used to mobilize people to travel to Baltimore for a rally there on May 2.A highlight of the march was a stop outside the federal prison on Arch Street near 7th Street. Protesters stood on lamp poles waving banners as the crowd chanted “Prisons are concentration camps for the poor.” Prisoners inside responded with pumped fists and flashing lights to signal their solidarity.Philadelphia’s 8th annual May 1st march, organized by the Mayday USA Education Committee, began with a “15Now” rally in front of McDonald’s at 40th and Walnut streets and ended in Clark Park with speakers and a picnic. The Philly Coalition for REAL Justice raised the political level of the event by giving marchers signs with photos of Black workers who have been killed by the police above the slogan “Black Lives Matter to Labor.” Temple University Professor Anthony Monteiro drew loud applause when he spoke on labor’s need to support the Black Lives Matter movement and for unions to end their support for the Fraternal Order of Police.Brenda Ryan, Heather Cottin, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Joe Piette, Gloria Verdieu, Workers World Milwaukee Bureau, Chris Fry, Betsey Piette, Ellie Dorritie and Gene Clancy contributed to these reports.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Rubio Backs RFS

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Energy Rubio Backs RFS Rubio Backs RFS Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio spoke about the need to keep the promise made to investors with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, IA. It is the most in-depth answer the senator has given on the subject saying, “Whether you like it or not, it isn’t fair to yank away something in the middle of it, after people have invested in it based on an existing government program. So, what I have argued is since it is already in place until 2022, let it stay in place until 2022 to respect the investment that people have made.”“Sen. Rubio’s comments show that he has spent time learning about this issue and we’re glad to see that he understands that the government needs to keep a promise to the Main Street investments made with the RFS,” said ARF Co-Chair Rep. Annette Sweeney, “We’re also thankful that he is committed to supporting the law through 2022 and certainly hope to hear more from him on the topic.”Rubio recently received a “needs work” rating from America’s Renewable Future (ARF) on its midterm report card. Yesterday’s comments from the senator come at the heels of the midterm report card and ARF’s digital ads calling on the senator to stand up for Iowa farmers and support the RFS. SHARE Previous articleCorn Growers Commend FSA for Revision to Administrative County ARC-CO ProgramNext articleDeere to Measure Ag Industry Slump Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 25, 2015 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Sales fever replaces the icy weather

first_imgAdvertisement Email Linkedin Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsSales fever replaces the icy weatherBy admin – December 28, 2010 444 WhatsApp Retailers saw shoppers back in force for the first full day of the sales, following limited store openings on Sunday.Some shops had discounts as high as 70pc and early shoppers were benefiting from the many bargains.It is unlikely retailers will recoup the losses sustained during the bad weather, but the large crowds will go some way to ease the stress on retailers.Speaking to one national newspaper David Fitzsimons, chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, said he expects the year will be down about 6.7pc compared to last year although, he expects retailers will see a boost in sales come January. THE lure of the sales brought crowds of shoppers back into stores around Limerick.The big chill had kept many shoppers out of the city over the Christmas with the fear of unsafe footpaths and icy roads.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleLimerick passes 7.30am inspectionNext articleMunster secure bonus point against Ulster admin Twitterlast_img read more

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Statements Of Police Witnesses Cannot Be Doubted Merely Because They Are Official Witnesses: J&K High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesStatements Of Police Witnesses Cannot Be Doubted Merely Because They Are Official Witnesses: J&K High Court Akshita Saxena6 April 2021 2:04 AMShare This – x”The statements of the police or Excise witnesses cannot be regarded as doubtful merely they are the official witnesses. Something more than that needs to be projected by the defence so as to create doubt in the statement of these witnesses,” the Jammu and Kashmir High Court observed recently. A Division Bench comprising of Justices Tashi Rabstan and Vinod Chatterji Koul made it…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”The statements of the police or Excise witnesses cannot be regarded as doubtful merely they are the official witnesses. Something more than that needs to be projected by the defence so as to create doubt in the statement of these witnesses,” the Jammu and Kashmir High Court observed recently. A Division Bench comprising of Justices Tashi Rabstan and Vinod Chatterji Koul made it clear that merely because prosecution has not kept any civilian or independent person as a witness, same would not necessarily lead to the conclusion that the prosecution case is doubtful and the accused have been falsely implicated in a case.Also Read: Police Officials Interested In Result Of Case Projected By Them: Delhi High Court Recommends Corroboration Of Their Testimonies With Public Witness “The evidence of official witnesses cannot be distrusted and disbelieved, merely on account of their official status…Even otherwise also it has been noticed that people generally resist and refrain themselves to be kept as witness in criminal cases for the reasons best known to them,” the order further stated. The guiding judgment on this point Jarnail Singh v. State of Punjab, (2011) 3 SCC 52, where the Supreme Court observed, “It is an archaic notion that actions of the police officer should be approached with initial distrust. It is time now to start placing at least initial trust on the actions and the documents made by the police. At any rate the Courts cannot start with the presumption that the police records are untrustworthy. As a presumption of law, the presumption would be the other way round. The official acts of the police have been regularly performed is the wise principle of presumption and recognized even by the legislature.” The observations were made in a criminal appeal filed against conviction of the Petitioners with respect to recovery of 720 kgs of contraband. While upholding their conviction under the Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substance Act, the Division Bench held that not keeping independent witness associated during the search and recovery of the contraband from the appellants does not cast aspersions on the prosecution case. It further noted that the defence counsel could not even project any objection to their testimonies, except that they are the official witnesses. Other grounds for upholding the conviction are as follows: Documents of seizure were proved in the Court by prosecution witnesses. In such circumstances, not showing alleged contraband to the witnesses in the Court for identification is not fatal;Delay in handing over of seized contraband samples to FSL, allegedly due to heavy rains and other factors, does not in any way affect the case of the prosecution, as the seals were not tampered or damaged in any way. Even the chain of evidence was found to be complete;In a case where the informant himself is the investigator, by that itself cannot be said that the investigation is vitiated on the ground of bias or the like factor. The Bench however partly allowed the appeal by reducing the period of imprisonment from 20 years to 15 years, in view of the fact that the Appellants are first time offenders [Balwinder Singh v. Asst. Commissioner, Customs & Central Excise, (2005) 4 SCC 146] The monetary penalty Rs. 1 lakh each was however maintained. Arguments for State were led by AAG Aseem Sawhney. Appellants were represented by Advocate RK Kotwal.Similar Reads: NDPS Trial: Non Examination Of Independent Witness By Prosecution Does Not Mean Accused Was Falsely Implicated: SCEvidence Of Police Officials Can’t Be Disregarded Merely Because It Was Not Supported By Independent Witnesses: SC[NDPS] Lack Of Independent Witness Not Fatal ; Police Officer’s Testimony Shall Be Scrutinized With Greater Care: Supreme Court Case Title: Jaspal Singh & Anr. v. State of J&K Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Mardi Gras revelers ready for annual Colley Complex gala

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Published 11:00 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014 Email the author You Might Like Gov. Bentley visits Pike County, praises industry On a night when industries and employers from around Pike County were honored, it was Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley who… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Storiescenter_img One more day and counting.The annual fundraising event for the Colley Senior Complex is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cattleman Park.Tickets are still available at the Colley Senior Complex on Elm Street in Troy. Tables for 10 are $500 and a limited number of individual tickets are available for $40 each.No tickets will be sold at the door. All ticket sales are tax deductible. Chrissie Pinckard, Gala chair, said the attendance at last year’s Gala was 400 and that many and more are expected this year.The same band that got the crowd up on its collective feet and kept them there was Atlanta’s top event band, 1st Generation Band.“People keep asking if we are going to have the same band back and we certainly are,” Pickard said. “1st Generation is a 10-piece band and they have a female lead singer. They can play up a storm.”And what’s a Mardi Gras Gala without Cajun cooking. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Mardi Gras revelers ready for annual Colley Complex gala “We’ll have a great Cajun cook in the kitchen and the food will be just like you would get on Bourbon Street,” Pinckard said. “We’ll have a cork pull and you’ll win ‘wine in a bag’ and a balloon pop where you win prizes. The photo booth is always a popular place.”The attire for the Mardi Gras Gala can be anything from beads and masks to tuxedos to blue jeans.In addition to Gala ticket sales, the Colley Senior Complex is taking donations for a drawing on a jeep that will be awarded in a drawdown at the Gala. The tickets for the drawing are $100 each and only 300 will be sold. They are available at the Colley Senior Complex and will be available the night of the Gala.last_img read more

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