ACLU, PPINK Expect Indiana To Keep Passing Abortion Laws

first_img“I think that we can expect every year in the General Assembly, based on their history, that there will be some sort of anti-choice legislation introduced and likely passed in the state of Indiana,” she said.Falk noted court observers along with proponents and opponents of abortion may be getting ahead of themselves. He pointed out the Supreme Court has indicated it is not a legislature that changes positions because it gets new members. Instead, it has “tremendous respect” for precedent.“We’ll just have to see what happens,” he said.After the press conference, Gillespie said abortions will not stop regardless of what the Supreme Court does.“Just because Roe v. Wade could be overturned, it doesn’t end abortions,” she said. “It just ends safe and legal abortions. We can go back in every period of history and see women have found ways to end unintended pregnancies.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Marilyn Odendahl for www.theindianalawyer.comSpeaking at a press conference about Thursday’s federal court order stopping another abortion law passed by the Indiana Legislature, ACLU of Indiana legal director Ken Falk noted this is not the first time the Statehouse has passed a bill attempting to limit abortions.“Welcome to our annual meeting in June to discuss lawsuits concerning recent abortion laws,” he said.The preliminary injunction granted by the Southern Indiana District Court prevents a provision in SEA 340 that would have required Planned Parenthood and its doctors to report what the law described as abortion complications. Failure to do so could have resulted in licensing sanctions as well as criminal charges.The ACLU of Indiana, on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, argued that provision was so vague that no one knew what to report.“When dealing with a law that has criminal penalties and licensing penalties, due process demands specificity both to protect Planned Parenthood but also the people enforcing the law to understand what the law is,” Falk said.However, with a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court and many suspecting the landmark Roe v. Wade could be overturned, it is not certain that Planned Parenthood will continue to be successful in blocking new Indiana laws.Christie Gillespie, president, and CEO of PPINK said she could not predict what Indiana lawmakers would do if the Supreme Court reverses precedent.last_img read more

SCORD, PHYLLIS (nee: Carrella)

first_img97, passed away on February 4, 2018, at Hamilton Park Health Care Center, Jersey City. Phyllis was born in Jersey City and resided in Bayonne most of her life. She worked as a Sales Clerk at Sylvette’s Clothing Store in Jersey City for many years. Wife of the late Frank Scord. Mother of Robert Scord, Patricia Scord, and Elena Barresi and her late Husband Nicholas “Nick”. Grandmother of Kerri Veltre, Nicholas Barresi, Joseph Klimansky, and Rosemary Barresi. Great-Grandmother of Samantha, Gianna, Lia, Tyler, Nicholas, Sophia and Joseph. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

Mallon Approved as New Ocean City Administrator

first_imgJim Mallon has been approved as the new business administrator in Ocean City. He succeeds Mike Dattilo, who announced his retirement last week.In a unanimous vote Monday afternoon, City Council approved the hiring of Jim Mallon as Ocean City’s new business administrator.Mayor Jay Gillian had made the recommendation to council last week after announcing the retirement of Mike Dattilo from the position.Dattilo, 54, will continue to work for the city as an aide to the mayor during a transition period for part of 2015.Gillian re-emphasized his plan to allow Mallon some time to assume responsibility for day-to-day operations of the city while Dattilo focuses on completing some pending projects and objectives.Council approved the appointment of Mallon in a 7-0 vote with no discussion.The approved resolution waives the residency requirement for the position. Mallon, 46, lives in Gloucester County with his wife and four sons.He has a bachelor’s degree from Glassboro State College and a master’s in public administration from Rutgers University.He was first hired by Ocean City in 1994 in the Recreation Department. He stayed for eight years before moving on to public and private sector jobs in Pennsylvania. He returned to Ocean City to work as Community Services director from 2010 to 2013.After a short stint as municipal administrator in Pine Hill, Mallon returned this spring to Ocean City as an aide to Gillian, earning an annual salary of $105,000.Mallon said Monday that the city has not yet set his new salary, though he said he’s been warned by Gillian that it will be well under the cap set by ordinance ($149,000). Dattilo earned a base salary of $130,000.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgIt is thought that up to 45% of us may suffer from food allergies and intolerances. Livwell, (Hull) the gluten-free brand, has spent four years improving its bread range and has taken to Europe to source equipment.The Livwell range now includes tasty wheat, gluten- and milk-free seeded batch loaves, baguettes, naan, pizza bases, muffins and rolls. All are bench-marked against the best brands of non gluten-free bread. Livwell also produces wheat-, gluten- and milk-free cakes, pies, pancakes and cake bars.last_img read more

Why Apple Pay can’t be your only mobile wallet strategy

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Paul FioreDeveloping the right mobile payment strategy is a priority for any credit union that wants to stay competitive amid rapid changes in technology and consumer behavior.Apple Pay offers a smooth, consumer-centric solution backed by a powerful marketing machine, but there are several reasons why it can’t be your ONLY mobile wallet strategy.Economic Impact. New fees, and more importantly, the lack of influence you have over which payment cards are loaded by consumers in Apple Pay and other 3rd party applications will be detrimental for your interchange.Brand. Only your credit union can protect your brand and keep members engaged to ensure they don’t consider alternative financial services providers.Data. We all know the dangers of giving up your rights to customer data. Who do you want to be in control of where the information goes and how it’s used? continue reading »last_img read more

Local kindergarten teachers add coronavirus health practices to curriculum

first_imgStudents will read materials and work on projects that teach them ways to stay safe during the pandemic. “We’ll talk about how it’s important to stay healthy and one of the ways we’re doing that they have been doing already; wearing a mask not getting too close to people staying their distance and washing our hands properly,” said Maine Memorial Kindergarten teacher Alissa Vanluvender. The teachers said they put students at their own tables in the classroom and when students do have to share tables there are plexiglass dividers. At Maine Memorial Elementary, kindergarten teachers are inlcuding social distancing, masks, and safe hygiene practices as part of the curriculum. The school said with young children, it’s important to establish keeping their hands to themselves and all of the new rules that come with going to school. The school said it informed parents ahead of time of the changes to help prepare students for the new normal. TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) — As kids head back to school, kindergarten teachers are making sure their students understand the new normal while in the classroom. last_img read more

Representatives of the tourism sector of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County stayed in Slavonia

first_imgAs they point out from Vukovar-Srijem County, a positive example of cooperation between the two friendly counties is the exchange of mandarins, which has been going on for years, and since last year Vukovar-Srijem County has been donating apples to Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Director of the Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County, Rujana Bušić, pointed out that guests do not have a large number of days to tour the whole of Slavonia, so a combination of programs was chosen that includes presentation and content, but also specific things that are important for travel agencies, and noted that this will be a very good invitation to start and inspiration for further research and intensification of collaboration. Director of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board, and Vladimir Bakic  He pointed out that there is a nice cooperation between “blue” and “green” Croatia, but there is always room for improvement and that representatives of the economy of all Slavonian counties should be more actively involved in attracting tourists to Slavonia. The Dubrovnik-Neretva and Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Boards, in cooperation with the Dubrovnik-Neretva and Vukovar-Srijem Counties, organized a study trip to Slavonia for travel agencies from the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, with the aim of presenting the tourist facilities and capacities of Vukovar-Srijem County. Also, a working meeting was held on the topic: “Tourist facilities and offers of Vukovar-Srijem County”. “The initiative was for travel agencies of Dubrovnik-Neretva County to come to the easternmost Croatian county and see what it has to offer, and Slavonia should join their tourist programs so that tourists can come to Slavonia as well. pointed out the prefect of Vukovar-Srijem County, Božo Galić. Although it is a symbolic collaboration, it is certainly stimulating and useful that strives for commercialization and confirmation of entrepreneurial activities. “In a recent presentation of Vukovar-Srijem County during their visit to Dubrovnik-Neretva County, this initiative also emerged. We had the opportunity to see how the entrepreneurs of Vukovar-Srijem County are organized and what products they can offer to the hotel and catering industry of our county. By organizing tourist visits of both domestic and foreign tourists, and with the experience of our travel agencies, we can contribute to the development of tourism in this continental part of Croatia.”Bakic pointed out. The guests visited the sights in our county, from the Ilok City Museum, walls, Ilok cellars, Principovac, and in the Municipality of Nijemci through a boat ride and a visit to Sopot, as well as the memorial part of Vukovar and Vučedol to the sights of Vinkovci.last_img read more

Paul Merson explains why Frank Lampard should sign Manchester City defender John Stones for Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement Stones has been heavily linked with a move away from Man City (Picture: Getty)‘Guardiola was playing a midfielder, Fernandinho, ahead of him last season, and a defender in Eric Garcia who wants to leave the club!‘I’d be amazed if he was still there by the end of this window. But lots of clubs should be looking at him.‘Stones is homegrown. He’s an England international. He has plenty of experience. But he’s still young. He ticks a lot of boxes.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You play him in a three and he ca play it out for you and get them going. He would be one of the best defenders around in a three.‘He’s just like David Luiz, who was phenomenal for Chelsea when Antonio Conte played him in the middle of a three.’Chelsea manager Lampard has already signed Germany striker Timo Werner and Morocco international Hakim Ziyech this summer.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chelsea in ‘advanced talks’ with PSG defender Thiago Silva over free transferMORE: Thiago Silva speaks out on his future amid Chelsea transfer speculation Paul Merson explains why Frank Lampard should sign Manchester City defender John Stones for Chelsea Paul Merson has urged Chelsea to sign Manchester City defender John Stones (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson has urged Frank Lampard to sign John Stones and says the Manchester City defender can be a ‘success story’ at Chelsea.Stones is widely expected to leave the Etihad this summer having fallen down the pecking order at Man City and has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.Lampard is keen to bolster his defensive options and is looking at the likes of Declan Rice, Ben White and Lewis Dunk as well as England international Stones.Former Arsenal and England star Merson told StarSport: ‘Chelsea should go and get John Stones because there is a success story there waiting to happen.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When you hear they have put defenders like Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen up for sale, you can see they need a centre back.‘I’ve said all along Stones would do well there. And they should go and get him now. He has no future at City. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Aug 2020 7:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Unity Delivers North Sea P&A Pressure Testing for Petrofac

first_imgAberdeen-based well integrity player Unity has completed a preparatory plugging and abandonment project in partnership with oilfield services provider Petrofac.Unity deployed its Temporary Abandonment Cap Test Tool (TACTT) to pressure test two suspended mudline wells in the North Sea in support of an end of life campaign undertaken by Petrofac for a multinational operator.The TACTT technology, designed to provide a fast and mobile method of pressure testing, confirmed zero pressure below the TA caps of the two wells, allowing P&A operations to continue.The TACTT was deployed on drill pipe from a rig, however it can also be cable deployed for vessel-based P&A activity and added cost efficiency, Unity explains. The TACTT was delivered within one week, returned to Unity after the first well, redressed in 3 days and then remobilised for the second well.Gary Smart, Unity CEO, said: “Re-entering offshore wells, which may have been suspended for a considerable number of years, is challenging and high risk, particularly as any pressure build up behind the back-pressure valve of the TA caps cannot usually be measured. For the first time, there is a safe and efficient method to test and vent these wells prior to re-entry.“This latest project in partnership with Petrofac, builds on our successful track record and the value the industry already recognises in the TACTT technology. We look forward to continuing to deliver further cost, efficiency and safety benefits for our clients through this and our other innovative technology.”last_img read more