Crown Melbourne shuts as Victoria announces Covid-19 lockdown

first_imgBlackstone had offered AUS$12.35 in cash per Crown share, representing a 4% increase on its previous offer of $11.85 per share submitted in March. Regions: Australia In regards to the Star Entertainment proposal, Crown said its board had not yet formed a view on the “merits” of the offer, saying it had requested further information from Star “to better understand various preliminary matters”. 27th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher However, Crown’s board unanimously concluded that the latest proposal undervalued the business and would not be in the best interest of shareholders. Email Address The latest figures released by the government show 12 new cases of Covid-19 in the state, the highest daily total since 12 October last year. Crown Melbourne shuts as Victoria announces Covid-19 lockdown Crown Melbourne will also pause food and beverage, retail, banqueting and conference facilities, though hotel accommodation will continue to be provided for approved purposes. Topics: Land-based casino The closure comes at a time when Crown Resorts is the subject of a takeover proposal from private equity giant Blackstone Group and a merger offer from rival Star Entertainment. Victoria’s government today (27 May) said that the state would enter a week-long “circuit-breaker lockdown” from 11:59pm local time this evening until 3 June, in response to a rise in Covid-19 cases in Melbourne. Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has announced that its Melbourne property will cease all gaming activities until 3 June in line with new state-wide novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions in Victoria. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Last week, Crown turned down a revised takeover proposal from Blackstone Group, saying the offer undervalued its business. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Land-based casino As such, all non-essential retail will be required to close until the end of the lockdown, with Crown confirming all gaming activities at its Crown Melbourne casino will be halted. Tags: Crown Resorts Victoria Crown Melbourne Melbournelast_img read more

Best UK shares to buy: This FTSE 250 stock looks like a bargain to me!

first_img Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Ibstock (LSE: IBST) shares have been punished significantly during the stock market crash. Despite recovering to over 200p at the start of June, it is now priced at just over 150p, which is a 52% decline year-to-date. But at this price, the FTSE 250 stock now looks majorly underpriced. With its leading position in the UK as a brick manufacturer, and Boris Johnson’s recent mantra of “build, build, build“, Ibstock shares now look primed for a recovery.Why have Ibstock shares fallen so heavily?The recent fall in the Ibstock share price hasn’t really been surprising. Construction sites around the UK were forced to close for a couple of months, and demand has been suppressed since. The uncertainty within the UK economy has also weighed the cyclical business down heavily.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In fact, the recent trading update clearly demonstrated the impact of the pandemic. Total revenues decreased by 36%, and the firm reported an underlying loss before tax of £11m. This was in comparison to a £42m profit last year.The FTSE 250 stock also finished the half with net debt of £103m, which is up 66% year-on-year. While covenants have been waived, and this is not an unsustainable amount of debt, it could still hinder any future progress for the group.What does the future hold?Despite this recent poor trading update, there are some reasons for optimism. Firstly, it looks as if the government are going to invest more money into building homes and key infrastructure. As a market leader in the UK construction industry, Ibstock is in a strong position to profit from this initiative.The group has also endeavoured to cut costs over this period. This includes closing three factories, slashing capital expenditures, and introducing some restructuring efforts. While this suggests that management are preparing for an extended period of reduced demand, it should also increase its long-term resilience. As a result, it seems wise to buy the FTSE 250 stock during these challenging times, in preparation for a recovery.Will the FTSE 250 stock pay a dividend?Excluding the special dividend, Ibstock paid 9.7p in dividends last year. At its current price, this would equate to a current yield of over 6%. While the dividend is suspended at the moment to help conserve cash, I believe that it will be reinstated at some point next year. This is provided that the firm sees sufficient demand for its products and is able to reduce some of the debt that has been added recently.Overall, I believe that Ibstock is one of the cheapest FTSE 250 stocks on the market. Although there are a number of headwinds to overcome, it looks strong enough to cope. Hopefully, the government’s priority of building in the coming years will also lead to strong gains for the brick manufacturer. At its current price, I would say that it’s a bargain not to be missed! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stuart Blair | Friday, 21st August, 2020 | More on: IBST Stuart Blair owns shares in Ibstock. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Ibstock. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Best UK shares to buy: This FTSE 250 stock looks like a bargain to me! Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Stuart Blair Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Lions 2017: All Blacks 30-15 British & Irish Lions

first_imgSilly penalties – Any good defensive work gets undone when you commit a stupid sin. The Lions got into the first half when they cut out the nonsense, but then got right back at it at the start of the second with a senseless Ben Te’o tip tackle. An offside call at the wrong time or killing the ball near your posts or at their end can take games away from you. The Lions just gave away too many penalties.Scrum blips – At the moment the Lions are solid in set-piece, but have one sleepy scrum a game. They did the same in this one, and with the All Blacks ploughing ahead, the All Blacks backs had all the acreage they would ever want to hit a flying Ioane for his first score. All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen was certainly happy with it after the match.Lions power – The lineout drive didn’t get the edge it needed, but Warren Gatland was gracious enough to praise the direct style of the All Blacks, which dragged them forward. The Lions must smash everything next week if the All Blacks come right at them. And they must slow more ball down.Statistics11 – The number of penalties the Lions gave away.64 – The Lions made 64 more tackles than the All Blacks.63% – The All Blacks’ territory.New Zealand: Ben Smith (Aaron Cruden 26); Israel Dagg, Ryan Crotty (Anton Lienert-Brown 32), Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith (TJ Perenara 56); Joe Moody (Wyatt Crockett 53), Codie Taylor (Nathan Harris 66), Owen Franks (Charlie Faumuina 53), Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino (Ardie Savea 45), Sam Cane, Kieran Read (c)(Scott Barrett 77).Try: Taylor, Ioane 2. Con: Barrett 3. Pen: Barrett 3.Lions: Liam Williams (Leigh Halfpenny 72); Anthony Watson, Jonathan Davies, Ben Te’o (Johnny Sexton 57), Elliot Daly; Owen Farrell, Conor Murray (Rhys Webb 67); Mako Vunipola (Jack McGrath 51), Jamie George (Ken Owens 67), Tadhg Furlong (Kyle Sinckler 60), Alun Wyn Jones (Maro Itoje 47), George Kruis, Peter O’Mahony (c)(Sam Warburton 53), Sean O’Brien, Taulupe Faletau. Try: O’Brien, Webb. Con: Farrell. Pen: Farrell. Sometimes you make it easy on the opposition. This was by far the Lions’ most exciting showing, but they met an New Zealand side at their clinical best just as their own error count climbed upwards. A final score of 30-15 shows that while the Lions worked hard, their mistakes were punished ruthlessly by the All Blacks.The game was finely balanced at half-time, with the host leading 13-8 at the interval. For all of the All Black bluster – Israel Dagg did well to stop Elliot Daly scoring at the very start of the game, Codie Taylor scored  smartly after Aaron Smith’s tap penalty was sent through Dagg’s hands to the hooker, and Beauden Barrett was also sharp off the tee – the Lions came back. Sean O’Brien’s first-half score was one of true beauty.Sublime score: Sean O’Brien finishes off a flowing moveLiam Williams ran an unexpected arc, looking for all the world like he was lost. But he slid through a hole in the cover and sprung ahead. He fed Jonathan Davies, who would hit Elliot Daly and then take it back again, with both weaving as they ran. By the time O’Brien hared in at the inside, the try-line was awaiting him.The second half was one of powerful intent form New Zealand, though. They started drawing a big number of Lions tackles. Then from a monstrous All Black scrum, the ball was flicked out to the backs and in a blink Rieko Ioane was found out wide to score. He would score another from a ball that bounced beyond Williams and the 20-year-old winger scorched past Daly. By this point the All Blacks were winning the collisions and forcing Lions errors.A late score from Rhys Webb, who found a gap near the line as forwards piled up, made the scoreline look a little more respectable, however the game was lost between minutes 50 and 70.The Lions can come back from this smarter and harder, but they need to eradicate the mistakes, get on the referee’s good side and capitalise in those moments when the All Blacks are rattled. Because their are holes there. But at the moment, New Zealand did not have to search for too long to find the Lions’ holes.Here is what’s hot and what’s not from this opening Test.Offloading: The All Blacks were allowed to play continuity rugby with quick ballWhat’s hot?Fun! – How entertaining was that?! If all Tests were like this, rugby would be the most popular sport in the world. From Barrett scooping balls off the deck on the sprint to Watson’s spectacular mark or Rieko Ioane’s searing run off a badly bouncing ball. Every try involved either sublime passing or a run at the highest pace.Lions adventure – All that talk of the Lions being boring was a blown to bit. Sean O’Brien’s try was a thing of beauty, with Liam Williams arcing, and Jonathan Davies getting the ball twice on the way to the Irish flank’s score. Then early in the second the Lions swept forward with Davies again to the fore, trading passes with Conor Murray, with Anthony Watson snared in the corner, illegally. The Lions kicked to the corner, but coughed it up. That was quickly followed with another breakout from Watson.Kieran Read‘s return – He has played very little rugby up to this point, being out since late April, but while other short-term returners like Ben Smith and Ryan Crotty were unable to survive the fire of this Test, captain Read powered on through. A fine knock from the New Zealand skipper.Senseless challenge: Ben Te’o tips opposite man Sonny Bill WilliamsWhat’s not? Beginning of the end: Rieko Ioane scored his first try of the match center_img TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Brooklyn church art exhibit features fresh take on Stations of…

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 25, 2015 at 1:12 pm All of the images are available at the following website: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books February 21, 2015 at 9:40 am Not sure what a Jew, an Agnostic or a Buddhist could bring to this……..? Anybody that denies Jesus’s divinity just doesn’t get it. [The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew] To mark the season of Lent, The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew has invited 14 Brooklyn artists to contribute innovative works for a “stations of the cross” exhibit.The tradition of walking the 14 stations of the cross, which portray the events leading to Jesus’ crucifixion, is an ancient Christian practice, but this exhibit “brings a new level of artistic expression to the experience,” according to a press release from the parish, part of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.The stations will be open for viewing and meditation at St. Luke and St. Matthew at 520 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, until April 16. The exhibit will embark on a five-city tour in July.An image gallery of the artwork is available here.“This project resurrects a connection between the church as patron of the arts and the artists as instruments of bringing the litany to the lay population,” said Anders Knuttson, the exhibit’s curator. The participating artists represent broad ethnic and religious backgrounds including Buddhists, Roman Catholics, Jews, and agnostics. Each artist was given free reign to create his or her individual interpretation of a selected moment of Jesus’ last journey.The art reflects an array of styles including traditional illustrative depiction, found object assemblage, non-objective abstraction, and color–field interpretations. The participating artists are Pamella Allen, Audrey Anastasi, Joseph Anastasi, C. Bangs, Willie Mae Brown, Anders Knutsson, Franz Lanspersky, Sylvia Maier, Otto Neals, Donovan Nelson, Anne Peabody, Danny Simmons, Andrea Spiros, and Lawrence Terry.The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 347-515-4044. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA February 26, 2015 at 9:27 pm I hope you will show all the stations. We can’t all get to Brooklyn. Comments are closed. Maureen Barnhart says: Richard McClellan says: Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Greg Masztal says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm Thank you from Portland, OR Rector Tampa, FL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service February 21, 2015 at 12:05 am This is very exciting. I really love the rebirth of art in the church as a form of expression, worship, understanding and evangelism. I have just come home from our little church’s bilingual Via Crucis. Last year I redid the cover and end page of the bulletin for the service with a monoprint ( very abstracted image ) which is then repeated on the end page with a pencil over drawing which reveals the abstracted image to be a lamb. No one seemed to notice at all except for one child. I think we fall into habits which can be comforting but which can also keep us from seeing things anew. Perhaps wedding the habits of this lenten practice with new art work created by artists both familiar and unfamiliar with the Stations practice may help the worshippers see the road to the cross from new even unpredictable perspectives. Will the artwork be viewable online? Inspiring…. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls February 25, 2015 at 11:50 am Dear GregI am the program manager for this exciting project. The intent is for our fundraising to team to raise the funds to purchase all 14 station and, with the help of the Bishop, install this permanent in a church in the US (location tbd). Then, Lent 2016 would start with a new group of 14 artists with 14 new interpretations of the stations. We will be posting information about each artists and individuals could reach out to individuals to discuss their work. We are also going to be videoing each artist as they discuss their process when creating their own work – each artist meditated on their station as they were creating their work. We are following up this installation with the same artists creating a work based on the “Resurrection”. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Doris Schultz says: Lent Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Greta Mesics says: Rector Belleville, IL February 24, 2015 at 11:07 pm This is one of the most beautiful, touching, and non-traditional artistic Stations of the Cross I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing!!! I would love to know if pieces are available after the exhibit!!! The link to the ENS article has been posted to our FaceBook page to share with our community. Thanks again! Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Brooklyn church art exhibit features fresh take on Stations of the Cross Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Comments (7) Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Doris Schultz says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Feb 20, 2015 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anne L. 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Charity Governance Awards return for second year with £35k prize pot

first_img The Charity Governance Awards are back for a second year with a larger prize pot and a new category.£35,000 is available in total this year, and entry is now open with seven categories recognising outstanding governance, including the new category of ‘Embracing Digital’.Charities of all sizes and from all sectors are being invited to enter for a chance to win one of seven £5,000 prizes of an unrestricted grant. The new category ‘Embracing Digital’ recognises charity boards that have successfully embraced the opportunities that digital offers, and harnessed them to innovate or improve its activities. Other award categories reward charities that have dramatically turned around their fortunes, those that have created inclusive and diverse boards, and those who have significantly improved their impact.To enter, a charity must have been established before 31 December 2013 and be registered in the UK. A charity may submit a single entry into only one of the following categories:Board Diversity and InclusivityEmbracing DigitalEmbracing Opportunity and Harnessing RiskImproving Impact – charities with 3 paid staff or fewer (including charities with no paid staff)Improving Impact – charities with 4–25 paid staffImproving Impact – charities with 26 paid staff or moreManaging TurnaroundThe deadline for entries is Friday 13th January 2017.The awards are free to enter and shortlisted entrants will receive a complimentary invitation to the official awards ceremony in London on 24th May next year. Case studies of the shortlisted charities will also be featured in a free ebook.The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company in partnership with charity think thank and consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), volunteer matching charity Reach, and recruitment specialist Prospectus.  98 total views,  1 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Melanie May | 14 October 2016 | News  99 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: Awards governance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Charity Governance Awards return for second year with £35k prize potlast_img read more

New investigation, reparations sought for Clarence Moses-El

first_imgClarence Moses-ElIn November 1996, Clarence Moses-El, who is imprisoned at Kit Carson Correctional Facility in Burlington, Colo., expected to be vindicated of the rape for which he had been convicted in Denver. Ever since his conviction in 1987, Moses-El has upheld his innocence. From the beginning, he asked that the biological evidence be tested. It wasn’t.But in 1996, after having raised the $1,000 requested by Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project, money that he was able to pull together from donations given to him by fellow prisoners, Moses-El felt that he was finally going to prove his innocence.He won a court order to get evidence tested, including a sexual assault kit, bed sheets and clothes of the victim. Four weeks passed. Instead of being tested, the evidence — in a box marked, “DO NOT DESTROY” — was tossed into a dumpster by the Denver Police Department. And with it, it appeared that Moses-El’s chance to prove his innocence was discarded.Moses-El would later appeal his conviction, but the request for a new trial was turned down by a judge based on the 1988 Arizona v. Youngblood decision, which determined that destroying evidence or negligence, in and of itself, does not constitute “bad faith.”  The court’s opinion stated, “Unless a criminal defendant can show bad faith on the part of the police, failure to preserve potentially useful evidence does not constitute a denial of due process of law.” (, Dec. 2, 2013)The destruction of the evidence was against procedures of the DPD, according to a series of articles on destruction of evidence published by the Denver Post in July 2007. The newspaper found at least 141 cases of persons in prison who had evidence thrown out that would have exonerated them of the crimes of which they had been convicted.In 2007, attorneys associated with the Innocence Project requested that the case be reopened, especially after the Denver Post articles, but the district attorney, Mitch Morrissey, refused to investigate the case, stating, “The defendant has had his day in court.”Investigator: ‘I have always had doubts’Morrissey still upholds that Moses-El does not deserve a new day in court, despite a confession by the person originally identified as being the attacker.LC Jackson, who was one of three people with the victim when they were drinking that night and identified as one of the persons possibly responsible for the attack, recently gave a confession after having written a letter to Moses-El, which began with: “I really don’t know what to say to you.  But let’s start by bringing what was done in the dark into the light. I have a lot on my heart.”  (Colorado Independent, Dec. 2, 2013)Jackson is currently in prison for the 1992 rape and assault of a 9-year-old and her mother.The victim did not bring up Moses-El’s name until almost two days after the assault, when she said a vision came to her in a dream. She claimed she had visions or premonitions before that had turned out to be true. Her first statement referring to who could be responsible for the brutal rape and assault, which led to her losing vision in one eye, was “LC, Earl, Darnell,” the three men she had been drinking with together earlier in the evening and before she went home alone.Moses-El was arrested, while Jackson and the others were never arrested or questioned regarding the assault, although they were listed in the victim’s statement and police records.As to why the victim would accuse Moses-El, the original investigator cites an ongoing argument between the victim and Moses-El’s spouse, the last of which ended with the victim telling his spouse that she would get even with her.James Huff, a detective who investigated the case and is since deceased, stated in 2005 in a sworn statement: “Due to the fighting and the bickering, the jealousy, the pettiness, all of that, I always have had doubts about this. I could never prove it either way,” and “This is one of those cases where I really wish there was DNA.” (Denver Post, July 22, 2007)There is now a resurgence to win a new investigation in the case and exonerate Clarence Moses-El. It is important that he be set free as well as paid reparations for the 27 years that he has been locked in prison for a crime he did not commit. This could have been proven years ago except for destroyed evidence and failure to test the evidence in the original trial.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pandemic used as proxy to privatize USPS

first_imgUSPS worker delivers mail on Beacon Hill in Boston, April 8.U.S. Postal Service workers, like health care workers, go to work every day risking exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Over 900 USPS employees have tested positive for COVID-19, and over 35 have died. On Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, postal workers in Des Moines, Iowa; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle plan vigils to highlight the dangers these frontline workers face.Trillions of dollars have been announced to combat the pandemic, but the 600,000 vulnerable U.S. postal workers who sort and deliver the mail have been omitted — despite being the public’s favorite government workers, according to a 2019 Gallup Poll.Postmaster General Megan Brennan told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on April 9 that if the USPS didn’t get relief, it would run out of money by September. “Trump made it clear he would not approve the so-called stimulus package …  if there was any relief for the U.S. Postal Service,” said Chuck Zlatkin, legislative director of New York Metro Postal Union. “Trump has no idea how many people depend upon the USPS to get medications that keep them alive or keep them from excruciating pain. The answer is that it delivers 1.2 billion prescriptions annually. “Most people don’t realize the Postal Service receives no taxpayer money. It supports itself on the sale of stamps and other services. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the economy and with it the income of the Postal Service.” (Consortium News, April 23)The American Postal Workers Union issued this statement on its website in April: “Postal workers are keeping our country moving and the U.S. economy working for us during this time of crisis — getting prescriptions delivered to people sheltering in place, making e-commerce possible and keeping families connected. It is the emergency distribution system when our country is in crisis.“But at this unprecedented time, that work is under threat. The Coronavirus shutdown is plummeting postal revenues while increasing costs. The Postal Service could run out of money by the end of the summer, and the Trump administration is trying to leverage the crisis to sacrifice our public Postal Service at the altar of private profit.“The loss of the USPS would shatter our response to the Coronavirus pandemic, hit already weakened businesses and ravage communities. Our public Postal Service needs all American leaders — Democrats and Republicans alike — to provide urgent and ongoing financial support from the federal government during this public health and economic crisis.”Supporters can sign a solidarity statement at is a retired letter carrier.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Why has newspaper publisher been held for nearly nine months?

first_img News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica Côte d’IvoireAfrica Newscenter_img December 18, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Why has newspaper publisher been held for nearly nine months? News October 29, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns newspaper publisher Ousmane Sy Savané’s prolonged detention in Abidjan’s main prison, usually referred to by the acronym of Maca. Savané is CEO of Cyclone, a company that publishes the opposition newspapers Le Temps and Lg Infos and the arts and culture magazine Prestige.“How is it possible that, nearly nine months after the start of his detention in the Maca, Savané has still not been brought before an investigating judge for questioning on the substance of the charge against him,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire asked.Calling for Savané’s immediate release, Deloire added: “We urge President Alassane Ouattara, who also heads the Judiciary High Council, and the new communication minister, Affoussiata Bamba-Lamine, who is responsible for the media, to provide an explanation for this prolonged detention.” Reporters Without Borders was able to pay Savané a two-hour visit at the Maca on 15 December. He is lodged in its VIP wing, where he receives regular visits from family member and colleagues. He is well but refuses to eat the Maca food, which he says is bad. The VIP wing’s inmates cooperate in getting food delivered from outside and cooking for themselves.Savané said he is impatient to appear before the investigating judge. He believes the authorities have no evidence to support the charges against him.Savané returned to Côte d’Ivoire in January after several months in exile in Paris. He was arrested by the Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DST), an intelligence agency, on 27 March and was transferred to the Maca a few days later on a charge of “endangering state security.” He was briefly brought before investigating judge Koné Mamadou at that time, to give a semblance of legality to his detention, but he was not questioned about the substance of the charge.In a press release in July, Reporters Without Borders said: “The authorities have yet to produce hard evidence of any involvement by Savané in activities aimed at destabilizing the country and everything suggests that he is being held because of his close association with Nady Bamba, Cyclone’s former sponsor and former President Laurent Gbagbo’s second wife.”During interrogation at the DST in March, Savané was questioned about his family links with Nady Bamba although Bamba no longer has any involvement in her former activities in Côte d’Ivoire.Reporters Without Borders has meanwhile learned that Yacouba Gbané, the managing editor of Lg Infos, was summoned to gendarmerie headquarters in the Abidjan district of Yopougon this morning.And in a separate development, Reporters Without Borders hails the progress made by the government and the National Union of Côte d’Ivoire journalists (UNJCI) in facilitating the return from exile of several journalists who were close to the former Gbagbo government.Photo : Ousmane Sy Savané Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire RSF_en Reports Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Two charged with organising prostitution

first_imgEmail A DUBLIN man and a Brazilian woman have been charged with operating and living off the profits of three brothels in Limerick.54-year-old Thomas Lyons, The Warrens, Malahide, Dublin, and 43-year-old Zelandia Silvia, with an address at Ormston House, Patrick Street, have been charged with allegedly operating brothels at apartments in Riverpoint, Bridgewater Court on Harvey’s Quay and at Loughmills at Grove Island in dates last year.  They were also charged by Det Garda Vincent Brick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The two who appeared at Limerick District Court were also charged with the alleged organisation of prostitution in the city in connection with the three apartments, and a further charge of making a false statement to gardai was also brought before the court in connection with Lyons.Represented by Ted McCarthy, solicitor, neither made a response to the charges and were released on bail on their own bond, ordered to surrender their passports and sign on twice weekly at their local garda stations. The matters were adjourned until September 5 next for the production of Books of Evidence as directed by the DPP, as both are to stand trial on indictment on the allegations before the court.The two were formally arrested and charged following a garda swoop on the brothels last year. Advertisement Twitter Linkedin Previous articleMonk fish Paprika roasted monkfish With garlic potatoes, poached tropea onions and sundried tomatoesNext articleTwo bodies found in city apartment admincenter_img WhatsApp Print NewsLocal NewsTwo charged with organising prostitutionBy admin – May 9, 2012 700 Facebooklast_img read more

JGLS To Organize Global Virtual Conference On Transforming Future Of Law Schools & Legal Education Through 170 Leaders From 35+ Countries

first_imgNews UpdatesJGLS To Organize Global Virtual Conference On Transforming Future Of Law Schools & Legal Education Through 170 Leaders From 35+ Countries LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Nov 2020 8:02 AMShare This – xThe Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is organizing an international, first-of-its-kind global academic Conference from November 25 to November 27, on the theme ‘Reimagining & Transforming the Future of Law Schools and Legal Education: Confluence of Ideas During & Beyond COVID-19’. The Conference will be inaugurated by the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and its…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?LoginThe Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is organizing an international, first-of-its-kind global academic Conference from November 25 to November 27, on the theme ‘Reimagining & Transforming the Future of Law Schools and Legal Education: Confluence of Ideas During & Beyond COVID-19’. The Conference will be inaugurated by the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and its Keynote Address will be delivered by Cyril Shroff, Managing Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM). Highlights Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India to Deliver the Constitution Day Lecture on 26th November.Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir to Deliver the Keynote Address in the Constitution Day Forum on 26th November.Justice UU Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India to Deliver the Presidential Address and Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Member of Parliament to Deliver the Valedictory Address on 27th November To Register, Click Here Theme Law Schools around the world have had to react swiftly to minimize the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the last few months. Educational leaders, faced with multiple challenges, had to simultaneously cater to the needs of all their stakeholders and show immense resilience during this unprecedented crisis. Therefore, this Conference aims to bring together nearly 170 thought leaders from 6 continents and 35+ countries over 30+ Thematic Sessions and 2 Keynote Addresses to reimagine the future of legal education. The Conference will have speakers from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands, The United Arab Emirates, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay and India. “In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, it is very important for leaders of legal education from all over the world to come together to re-define the future of legal education which will impact the future of students, academics, and institutions. Jindal Global Law School wanted to live up to its commitment to generate important dialogues with a global perspective. This conference is an outcome of that very vision. We are deeply humbled to have an extraordinary forum of nearly 170 thought leaders from over 35 countries including Law School Deans, Scholars, Supreme Court Judges, Lawyers, Law Firm Partners and representation from all spheres of the legal profession and legal education. We look forward to this conference by bringing a comprehensive and inclusive perspective on the future of legal education, creating the desired response of the legal community to the ongoing pandemic,” said Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University & Founding Dean, Jindal Global Law School. He added, “The Conference is one of its kind with thematic sessions spread across the entire gamut of issues that are confronting the world of legal education and will shape the future of law schools, especially during and post-COVID-19. The sheer selection of the institutions from around the world combined with the breadth and depth of the intellectually engaging thematic sessions represented by the most outstanding thinkers in legal academia, legal profession, corporate legal practice, and the judiciary from around the world makes it a truly engaging Conference.” Schedule On the occasion of India’s Constitution Day on November 26, Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud, Judge will deliver a special Constitution Day Lecture. This lecture will be Presided over by Professor (Dr.) Upendra Baxi, Research Professor of Law and a Distinguished Scholar, Jindal Global Law School, who will deliver the Presidential Address. The Constitution Day Forum will also pay a special tribute to the women leaders in the world of law, as a part of which there will be a Keynote Address by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, a Special Address by Ms. Pallavi Shroff, Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, and a Presidential Address by Ms. Geeta Ramaseshan, Advocate, Madras High Court. The Conference will be concluded on November 27, in the esteemed presence of distinguished members of the Indian Judiciary and the Legal Profession. The Valedictory Address will be delivered by Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Member of Parliament, and the Presidential Address will be delivered by Justice UU Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Further, the Conference will bring together diverse views from the senior leadership of leading Law Schools across the world and in India, including: Stanford Law SchoolCornell Law SchoolMelbourne Law SchoolNational University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of LawUNSW Law SchoolGeorgetown Law SchoolFaculty of Law – The Chinese University of Hong KongFaculty of Law – The University of Hong KongSchool of Law – University of QueenslandDurham Law School, Auckland Law SchoolSchool of Law – City University of Hong KongSchool of Law -Trinity College DublinFaculty of Law – Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg (ALUF)School of Law – University College DublinFaculty of Law – Pontificia Universidad JaverianaBirmingham Law SchoolFaculty of Law – Universidad Externado de ColombiaNational Law School of India University (NLSIU), BengaluruGujarat National Law UniversityNational Law University, JodhpurNational Law University, RaipurNational Law Institute University, BhopalNational Law University, DelhiNirma University Law SchoolNALSAR University of LawSchool of Law – BML Munjal UniversityUniversity of Delhi “We are truly excited and grateful to have leaders from all spheres of the world of law with us at this Conference to create a truly global response to the ongoing pandemic. From the academic community over 100 Vice Chancellors, Current and Former Deans, Principals, Heads, Directors and other Senior Leaders of Law Schools will be speaking at this event. This Conference will also be honoured by the presence of 8 Judges from India, Singapore, Tanzania and the United States of America which includes 6 Former and Current Supreme Court Judges of India and USA. All the leaders will reflect and deliberate across 3 days of the Conference to reimagine the future of legal education,” said Professor (Dr.) S.G. Sreejith, Executive Dean, Jindal Global Law School. Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, JGU said, “A global and diverse set of perspectives to ensure a holistic response to the ongoing pandemic is very important. This conference aims to celebrate diversity in all forms. Leaders coming in from 6 continents will allow for a truly global dialogue. Also, two special women-only panels have been planned during this Conference to hear about the journeys of women leaders from the world of law across the Judiciary, Law Firms and Legal Academia. The Conference will also see the participation of nearly 60 women leaders from across the Legal Education, Law Firms and the Judiciary speaking in multiple panel discussions.” This Conference is expected to be a 3-day intellectual deliberation with global leaders of legal education to reimagine the idea of a law school during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. To Register, Click Here Conference Website: E-mail: [email protected] Read BrochureNext Storylast_img read more