Cable’s antics are threat to progress

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Springboks brush aside Welsh challenge with convincing win in Durban

first_imgTuesday Jun 17, 2014 Springboks brush aside Welsh challenge with convincing win in Durban South Africa were far too strong for Wales in Durban on Saturday, delivering a clinical performance to give them a 38-16 victory in the first of two Tests. A dominant forward pack and some excellent play out wide led to five tries being scored by the Springboks.It was a rough build up for South Africa, as key back Frans Steyn pulled out of the squad and there were a few exclusions due to illness and injury, including captain Jean De Villiers. They regrouped well and on his first start, former Junior World Championship star Jan Serfontein was superb.With the midfield worries patched up – wing JP Pietersen did the job at second center – the forwards bullied the Welsh, who had no answer for their lineout drive and speed at the breakdown.In the first half they swept Wales aside with relative ease, and with the knockout blow delivered (28-9 at halftime), took the foot off the pedal and made a few errors in the second.“We struggled to cope with that pace and intensity in the first half,” said Warren Gatland.“By half-time the game had gone away from us already and credit to South Africa for the way they played. I thought [Willie] Le Roux was a pest. He was outstanding and caused us a lot of trouble.Fullback Le Roux, who made a huge amount of progress last season, had an excellent game.“Willie is probably the best fullback in the world at the moment,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer. “He was world-class tonight. He didn’t set a foot wrong, he was unbelievable under the high ball and those chips were just outstanding.“He is playing with a lot of confidence and has a license to express himself. I am very happy about his progress since he started on the wing last season. I challenged him to improve his aerial skills and defence last season and he did that very well.”When asked how the Welsh can stop Le Roux in the second Test, backs coach Shaun Edwards joked in today’s press conference: “I thought about locking him in the toilet before the game.”Bryan Habana finished well to score twice, while Duane Vermeulen, Le Roux and debutant wing Cornal Hendricks crossed the tryline. Alex Cuthbert scored a very well taken try for the visitors. The second and final Test will be at the Mombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

WWF generates 769 animal adoptions in one month from online affiliates

first_img Howard Lake | 14 March 2005 | News WWF-UK generated at least 769 animal adoptions during February 2005 from its network of online affiliates.According to online affiliate marketing network DGM, “top… affiliates drove 769 animal adoptions for WWF in February alone.” These affiliates publish WWF banners on their websites, driving traffic to WWF’s site and earning a commission from any direct debit adoption donations they generate. Currently WWF pays affiliate partners between £15 and £17.50 for each adoption direct debit secured. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis WWF generates 769 animal adoptions in one month from online affiliates Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics  27 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

Building Change Trust announces new awards programmes

first_img Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland The Building Change Trust in Northern Ireland has launched two new awards programmes, Exploring Change and Deliver Change, to help the community and voluntary sector deal with changing times, including fundraising issues.Both programmes are aimed at supporting and harnessing the innovation of the sector as it grapples with the impact of the recession, increased competition, reduction in funding and looming governance changes in Northern Ireland.Exploring Change will make 60 awards of up to £20,000 for exploratory work within the sector, whilst Deliver Change will make 20 awards of around £50,000 for work to implement change.The awards will not be traditional grants in that the Trust will require recipients to spend significant time working with the Trust to share learning from their work with it and the rest of the community and voluntary sector. Through this the Trust hopes to identify projects which demonstrate to the rest of the sector how change can take place and contribute to the ongoing development of the sector.www.buildingchangetrust.org 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.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 June 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Building Change Trust announces new awards programmeslast_img read more

THE 1971 ATTICA REBELLION: George Jackson & the revolutionary prison movement of 2016

first_imgGeorge JacksonFrom a talk at a Workers World Party campaign meeting held on Sept. 10 in Detroit. Other speakers included Carlos Topp of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Joe Mchahwar of Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST), Yvonne Jones of the Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association and WWPpresidential candidate Monica Moorehead. Debbie Johnson of WWP’s Detroit branch chaired the meeting.In looking at the heroic seizure of Attica Prison on Sept. 9, 1971, we must acknowledge the real purpose of the prison system in the United States. The millions who remain incarcerated, paroled and supervised by the so-called correctional institutions are there not for the purpose of rehabilitation. Prisons are a mechanism to facilitate the continuing national oppression, superexploitation and social containment of peoples of African and Latin American descent, who are considered the most dangerous subjects of the U.S. capitalist and imperialist system.Those who took over Attica Prison recognized that their existence inside the walls was part and parcel of a broader system of racism, which extended back to the days of the Atlantic slave trade in North America and the entire Western Hemisphere. These men who rebelled during those fateful five days did so in response to the overall struggle for national liberation being waged on the outside.By 1971, the African-American movement against racism, national oppression and capitalist exploitation had reached an apex. For the previous 16 years, the African people had developed tactics from the collective boycott to the sit-in, mass demonstrations, bloc voting, self-organization, urban rebellion and the armed revolutionary seizure of power.One cannot understand the Attica Rebellion without examining the ongoing struggle of the African-American people and its connection to the independence movements of African people throughout the globe.After the national independence of the Gold Coast (renamed Ghana) in 1957, a model of self-government, social reconstruction and the development of a Pan-African foreign policy would guide the most advanced elements within the oppressed nation.George Jackson, Jonathan Jackson and the Attica RebellionAt the same time, we cannot fully grasp the mood of the African-American inmates at Attica without reviewing the theoretical and literary contributions of George L. Jackson. Through his two books of prison writings, “Soledad Brother” and “Blood in My Eye,” Jackson reveals the social plight of the African American during this period.Incarcerated in 1960 in connection with the robbery of a filling station for the total amount of $70, Jackson was given a one-year-to-life sentence. In other words, the system will either keep you imprisoned for life or release you when they think you are fully broken as a human being. His imprisonment paralleled the burgeoning African-American liberation movement of the period.It was during February of 1960 that the sit-in movement began in full swing. Sit-ins had occurred as early as 1958 in Wichita, Kansas, and Austin, Texas. Nonetheless, it was in Greensboro, N.C., where four students from the local agricultural and technical university would ignite a fire that burned for more than a decade.Out of these protests emerged the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which prompted the formation of other organizations such as the Revolutionary Action Movement, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, the Black Panther Party, the Republic of New Africa and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, among others.All of these organizations and their theoretical works had a tremendous impact on the imprisoned population. A former friend of mine who was incarcerated during the late 1960s in Ohio told me during the early 1980s what the atmosphere was like behind bars. He said that the African-American inmates were observing what was happening on the outside with the struggle for Civil Rights, the urban rebellions and the growth of revolutionary organizations. He said they were frustrated by being locked up and the situation grew so tense that it exploded. Although the rebellion was crushed by the guards, he reflected on the fact that it was a “liberating experience.”Jonathan Jackson, the 17-year-old brother of George, was active in the movement to free the Soledad Brothers. These three activist prisoners — George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette — were charged with the killing of a white prison guard in January 1970. The action was supposedly carried out in retaliation for the murder of three African-American prisoners including W.L. Nolen, a leader among revolutionary prisoners who was gunned down by a guard shooting from a tower 30 feet above.The younger Jackson took it upon himself in spontaneous coalition with three inmates, Ruchell Magee, William Christmas and James McClain, to take a judge, prosecutor and three jurors in captivity in a failed bid to free the Soledad Brothers on August 7, 1970, at the Marin County Courthouse. Jonathan, Christmas and McClain were killed, along with the white judge. Ruchell Magee survived but remains imprisoned up until today, having been incarcerated for some 53 years.Six years ago during a Black August forum at this office I noted that: “Jackson became politicized in prison like so many other African-American men from Malcolm X to Eldridge Cleaver. Jackson was the co-founder, along with W.L. Nolen, of the Black Guerrilla Family in prison. He would later join the Black Panther Party and was appointed field marshal.“In 1970, Jackson wrote of the slave system and its antecedents in the United States: ‘After the Civil War, the form of slavery changed from chattel to economic slavery, and we were thrown onto the labor market to compete at a disadvantage with poor whites.’ (‘Soledad Brother,’ 1971, p. 175)“Jackson continued: ‘Ever since that time, our principal enemy must be isolated and identified as capitalism. The slaver was and is the factory owner, the businessman of capitalist Amerika, the man responsible for employment, wages, prices, control of the nation’s institutions and culture. It was the capitalist infrastructure of Europe and the U.S. which was responsible for the rape of Africa and Asia.’“Therefore, Jackson saw clearly that there was a logical progression from the system of chattel slavery to industrial capitalism. He defines the struggle as one of both national oppression and class exploitation, but that the class struggle is the primary struggle.”This same presentation continued, emphasizing that “Jackson notes ‘Capitalism murdered those 30 million in the Congo. Believe me, the European and Anglo-Amerikan capitalism would never have wasted the ball and powder were it not for the profit principle. The men, all the men who went into Africa and Asia, the fleas who climbed on that elephant’s back with rape on their minds, richly deserve all that they are called. Every one of them deserved to die for their crimes. So do the ones who are still in Vietnam, Angola, and the Union of South Africa (USA!!).’”I later said: “Nonetheless, Jackson emphasizes the need for an objective view of the enemy and the tactics needed to defeat capitalism and imperialism. It will require a scientific analysis of the problems facing the oppressed and a people’s organization to defeat it.“Jackson goes on to say: ‘We must not allow the emotional aspects of these issues, the scum at the surface, to obstruct our view of the big picture, the whole rotten hunk. It was capitalism that armed the ships, free enterprise that launched them, private ownership of property that fed the troops. Imperialism took up where the slave trade left off.“‘It wasn’t until after the slave trade ended that Amerika, England, France, and the Netherlands invaded and settled in on Afro-Asian soil in earnest. As the European industrial revolution took hold, new economic attractions replaced the older ones; chattel slavery was replaced by neo-slavery. Capitalism, “free enterprise,” private ownership of public property armed and launched the ships and fed the troops; it should be clear that it was the profit motive that kept them there.’” (“Soledad Brother,” p. 176)George Jackson’s legacy and Attica todayA prison movement continues into the modern period with the advent of hunger strikes and other forms of resistance. This was brought to the attention of the U.S. and the world by the recent events at Pelican Bay and other facilities in Georgia, Ohio and Michigan.The plight of the Rev. Edward Pinkney is an illustration of the continuing racist character of the legal system. Convicted without evidence, Pinkney was targeted for his outspoken opposition to racism in Berrien County, Mich. He has recently been transferred from the dreaded Marquette Branch Prison in the Upper Peninsula to a facility in Muskegon. We have been waging a campaign for his exoneration and release for over two years.Since the early 1970s, the rate of incarceration in the U.S. has grown by over 500 percent. Disproportionately, the African and Latinx people are imprisoned in the hellholes and dungeons of the capitalist system. There are an estimated 2.2 million people incarcerated in the U.S., the highest per capita rate of imprisonment in the world by a society that claims to be the citadel of democracy and human rights.Although the Attica Rebellion was brutally crushed at the aegis of the billionaire and then Republican governor, Nelson Rockefeller, resulting in the deaths of over 40 people — including several guards held hostage by the inmates — the movement continues for prisoners’ rights, to free political prisoners and for the abolition of the system of incarceration.We can never be free as long as these institutions exist. The abolition of prisons will coincide with the total liberation of the African-American people and the destruction of the world capitalist and imperialist system. This struggle cannot be divorced from the broader movement to eliminate racism and national oppression.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

House Passes Bill to Limit EPA

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIndiana Harvest Pace Continues Ahead of National AverageNext articleEthanol Group Claims Obama Carbon Emission Hypocrisy Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Oct 27, 2015 The House on last week passed legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing new regulations unless it provides the scientific data to justify them. Passage of the measure, H.R. 4012, fell largely along party lines with a vote of 237-190.The bill is part of the House GOP’s package of legislation to limit the EPA’s regulatory powers. On Tuesday, the House passed a measure to reform the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board. Republicans said the measure would enhance transparency at the EPA. “Costly environmental regulations should only be based on data that is available to independent scientists and the public,” said House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas).But Democrats said imposing such a requirement could force the EPA to release confidential patient information used in scientific studies, a violation of federal law. “The legislation will not improve the EPA’s actions. Rather, it will stifle public health protections,” said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas), the top Democrat on the committee. Home Indiana Agriculture News House Passes Bill to Limit EPAcenter_img Moreover, Democrats questioned why Republicans were demanding access to scientific data when many deny the existence of climate change.“The Republicans don’t have a lot of credibility when they talk about wanting more science. Because I have seen so many areas where Republicans have tried to ignore the science,” said Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. SHARE Facebook Twitter House Passes Bill to Limit EPAlast_img read more

Commissioners to consider proposed road rehab software

first_imgHome Local News Government Commissioners to consider proposed road rehab software Pinterest Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersCreamy Fruit SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Previous articleEarly voting begins MondayNext articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Only one candidate has experience admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ector County commissioners will look at leasing a new software program that is expected to help the Highways and Streets Department address road rehabilitation and maintenance of existing features during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday.The meeting is at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ courtroom located in the Ector County administration building annex, 1010 E. Eighth St.Highways and Streets Director Evans Kessey said the problem his department is seeing is that up until now, they have been using outside consultants for design work, and he would like to bring the work inside.The software, OpenRoad ConceptStation, is an engineering design software which Kessey said would be used in-house for roadway rehabilitation design work to further train personnel on the use of the design system, drafting and detailing work to meet Texas Department of Transportation design standards.The previous drafting software the county had expired due to non-maintenance before Kessey’s inception, he said, and this new software would work with detailing, as well as drafting.“We believe that Ector County should be able to improve roadway design within the county while complying with TxDOT standards for an investment in the Bentley Systems OpenRoad ConceptStation,” Kessey said.Building Maintenance Director Charles Pierce will also be presenting proposed upgrades to the jail expansion project during the Commissioners’ Court.Pierce previously said these proposed upgrades included miscellaneous items in the older jail that needed to be brought to modern standards, including new kitchen equipment, surveillance cameras, a generator for the old jail and new lighting packages.The $18.9 million project, funded through debt, first broke ground at the beginning of February, and is expected to be completed in about 20 months. There will also be additional costs, including $1,380,450 in professional services, the $142,700 bond issuance cost and other soft costs, such as advertising and travel expenses.Included in the project is a new 60,000 square foot building, adding 412 beds to the jail. It will be a permanent structure designed to house even the highest security inmates.The expansion is expected to cut down on inmate housing costs in other counties. Ector County currently has contracts with eight other counties to house Ector County inmates at a cost of about $8,000 a day.In other business, Commissioners will:Will consider a proposed resolution in support of declaring May 13, 2018 through May 19, 2018 as National Police Week and May 15 as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day.Will consider a proposed resolution in support of declaring May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month.Will consider a request from Downtown Odessa, Inc. to use the Ector County Courthouse lawn for a children’s area for the annual Firecracker Fandango festival on Saturday, June 30, 2018.Will consider a request from Paul Reed, Commander of the Disabled American Veterans of the Permian Basin, to place a gumball machine and brochure holder in the tax office.Will consider approval of Ector County Library’s Summer Reading Program Kickoff on May 31 and Musical Night at the Library on June 2.Will consider a proposed $100 donation of in-store gift cards to the Ector County Library, in support of the Summer Reading Program.Will receive the 2017 Annual Report of the Ector County Health Department.Will receive a report concerning the MHRC plans that have been submitted since Dec. 1, 2014, for all precincts.Will consider a proposed resolution amending authorized representatives, authorizing Maria Deanda to transact business with TexPool Participant Services, in her capacity as Chief Deputy of the Ector County Treasurer’s office.Will consider a request to approve out-of-state travel for Highways & Streets Director and Department Coordinator to attend an iWorQ System Training and Seminar hosted by the iWorQ System from July 30 to Aug. 2, 2018 in Logan, Utah.Will consider a proposal to declare the Civil Air Patrol Building as surplus and sell it with sealed bids per Purchasing.Will consider a bid for the widening of 56th Street (Billy Hext Road to Faudree Road); approve the following budget amendment to capital improvement fund, road construction from unreserved fund balance in the amount of $731,864.Will consider the proposed contract between the Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Section and Ector County.Will consider a proposed letter of agreement with Qunyhanh Ton, B.S., to provide services as the Pharmacist-in-Charge for the Ector County Health Department.Will consider a request to hire a charge nurse at step 6.Will consider a request to hire a secretary from a step 1 up to a step 5.Will consider a request to hire a department coordinator at a step 9.Will consider the proposed Aim Addition being a 1-acre tract located in Section 9, Block 13, T-2-S, T&P RR. Co. Survey.Will consider the proposed Apache West Addition, Replat of Lot 6, Block 1.Will consider the proposed Carlos Madric MHRC, 11639 Rick St. 2.3 Acre Tract located in Knox Industrial Subdivision, Block 5, Lot 3.Will consider the proposed Nunez Mobil Home Park MHRC, located within the south half of Lot 6, Block 1, Chaparral Addition, Second.Will consider the proposed Carrasco MHRCC, on 4111 Lonnie Ave., a 1-acre tract located in Lonnie Subdivision, Block 1, Lot 3.Will consider the proposed sale of the property located in the Midway Country Estates Subdivision, Gardendale, for $40,500, which is less than the market value specified in the judgment of foreclosure against the property and is also less than the total amount of judgments against the property.Will consider a proposed line item transfer to general fund, county auditor, education travel from other general expense in the amount of $900.Will receive the Ector County Investment Report for the quarter ending March 31, 2018.Will receive the Accounts Payable Funds Requirement Report for May 14, 2018. 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What’s Missing from GSE Reform

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 1, 2019 1,623 Views What’s Missing from GSE Reform in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Department of the Treasury Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform 2019-11-01 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / What’s Missing from GSE Reform Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Department of the Treasury Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Earlier this year, the U.S. Treasury Department released its plan to reform the housing finance system. As part of that reform, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are preparing to exit conservatorship. However, a new paper from the Urban Institute states that the Treasury’s plan is “based on a misconception,” regarding Fannie and Freddie’s dominance. The plan, Urban Institute’s Laurie Goodman, Jim Parrott, and Mark M. Zandi note, would result in “would result in less access to mortgage credit, greater risk to the taxpayer and no end in sight for the system’s reliance on a too-big-to-fail duopoly.”According to the department, the Treasury Housing Reform Plan consists of a series of recommended legislative administrative reforms aimed to “protect American taxpayers against future bailouts,” preserve the 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage, and help guide Americans toward the path to homeownership.“The Trump Administration is committed to promoting much needed reforms to the housing finance system that will protect taxpayers and help Americans who want to buy a home,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin in a release by the department. “An effective and efficient Federal housing finance system will also meaningfully contribute to the continued economic growth under this Administration.”Urban alleges that with the GSEs holding on to only a small amount of credit risk, the only way in which Treasury might meaningfully reduce their dominance is by reducing their mortgage origination footprint, however, the proposal does not do this.“While the Trump administration’s ultimate objective is the release of the GSEs from conservatorship as privately owned financial institutions, it is not at all clear that is where its proposed reforms would actually lead,” Urban said. “In order for the GSEs to build the level of capital presumably needed under the capital regime eventually imposed by the FHFA, they will need to go to the capital markets for what would likely be the largest capital raise in the nation’s history. This is only possible if the administration can get investors comfortable with what they are being asked to invest in.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: The Industry Pulse: Honoring Veterans and Awarding Excellence Next: Industry Impact: American Employment and Wages Rise Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Council asks the public not to wash cars/ water lawns and take showers if…

first_imgNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – July 19, 2013 Facebook Previous articleKarl Lacey eager to put frustrating time behind himNext articleMan given suspended jail sentance for disorderly behaviour in A&E News Highland Facebook Google+ Google+ Twitter Council asks the public not to wash cars/ water lawns and take showers if possible RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released With the country on the verge of an official drought, Donegal County Council has asked the public not to use public water to wash cars or water their lawns.Overnight water restrictions are already in place in the Glenties and Stranorlar Electoral areas, but the council is warning that may have to be extended.The Council is asking public to conserve use of water to essential purposes only.The authority says that the dry spell together with increased seasonal demand have already added considerable strain on water supplies and in order to ensure a continuous minimum supply to all areas, watering of gardens and washing of cars in particular should be avoided.Farmers are urged to check drinking troughs to ensure that ball-cocks have not been damaged causing over flow of the troughsGolf Clubs / Football clubs are asked not to use the public water supply for watering greens / pitchesIn the home, the council says the public should avoid baths and shower instead were possible, turn the tap off when brushing teeth and fill your washing machine and wash only full loads. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Manipur State Legal Services Authority Launches Prisoner Database Management Portal

first_imgNews UpdatesManipur State Legal Services Authority Launches Prisoner Database Management Portal LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Oct 2020 2:22 AMShare This – xThe Prisoner Database Management Portal of Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) was launched on October 15 by Mr. Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, Chief Justice, High Court of Manipur & Patron-in-Chief, MASLSA in the august presence of Mr. Justice Kh. Nobin Singh, Judge High Court of Manipur & Executive Chairman, MASLSA; Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Chief Secretary,…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 Prisoner Database Management Portal of Manipur State Legal Services Authority (MASLSA) was launched on October 15 by Mr. Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, Chief Justice, High Court of Manipur & Patron-in-Chief, MASLSA in the august presence of Mr. Justice Kh. Nobin Singh, Judge High Court of Manipur & Executive Chairman, MASLSA; Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Chief Secretary, Government of Manipur & Shri P. Doungel, ADGP (Training & Prisons), Manipur. The Judges of the High Court, along with distinguished members of the bar and the bench were also present in the online inauguration. Smt. Gaiphulshillu Golmei, Member Secretary, MASLSA welcomed all the respected dignitaries to the function, and stated that Manipur SLSA would probably be the first SLSA in the country to have developed such a functional Prisoner Database Management Portal. She added that she was sure that setting up of the portal would ease most of the problems and difficulties faced by all the stakeholders, particularly the prisoners. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Chief Secretary, The government of Manipur gave his appreciation to the entire team of MASLSA for development of such kind of Prisoners Database Management Portal which is one of the first in the country.  Mr. Justice Kh. Nobin Singh, Judge High Court of Manipur & Executive Chairman, MASLSA stated that the idea of the portal is to integrate all the activities related to prison and prisoner management in the jail. This application suite would provide vital information about the inmates, lodged in the prisons, in real-time environment to the prison officials and other entities, involved in the Criminal Justice System. Then, in his inaugural speech, Mr. Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar appreciated MASLSA for development of one of its kind Database Management Portal for Prisoners. He reiterated that the portal is a revolution in the criminal judiciary system and will provide better opportunity for providing effective legal aid/ assistance for the prisoners. Shri P. Doungel, ADGP (Training & Prisons), Manipur gave the vote of thanks for the programme. He appreciated MASLSA for developing such kind of portal which would allow the Jail Authority to retrieve the information of the prisoners in real-time with ease.It is to be mentioned that the Prisoner Database Management Portal is a fully web-based portal that can provide real-time data of the prisoners along with the requisite details of their cases. Another striking feature of this portal the time spent in custody will also be available in real-time. The Portal intends to provide a much-needed support system between the jails and the courts of Manipur. It is hoped to bring about ease of flow of communications, whilst saving precious time and manpower at the same time. The Legal Aid Clinics at both the jails will be able to monitor the services so rendered more effectively. The Portal is developed by Manipur State Legal Services Authority. Next Storylast_img read more