Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Previous articleCommissioner Ruth: “Apopka was always my first choice”Next articleApopka Crawfish, Seafood & Jazz Festival – New Venue Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! SCSO invites public to attend Coffee with a Cop tomorrow morning at the Hunt Club Chick-fil-AThe Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) invites members of the public to attend “Coffee with a Cop,” an informal event in which members of the community can join their neighbors and SCSO deputies for coffee and conversation. The event is designed to give community members a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the deputies in their neighborhood.The SCSO is partnering with Chick-fil-A to host “Coffee with a Cop” at the Hunt Club location tomorrow,between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM.This will be the third “Coffee with a Cop” event in Apopka this year. The first two were co-hosted by the Apopka Police Department and the McDonald’s restaurants on Main Street and Rock Springs Road.“Coffee with A Cop” was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day. These brainstorming sessions led to the idea of having coffee with members of the community they serve. “Coffee with a Cop” was designed to provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions and establish positive relationships with law enforcement, without any speeches or agendas.Use this link to learn more about “Coffee with a Cop.” The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Charity Commission for Northern Ireland makes first appointment Howard Lake | 10 February 2010 | News Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy NICVA Recruitment / people The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has appointed its first chief executive. Frances McCandless, director of policy at the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), will take up the post in April.The Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 created the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and while Commissioners have been appointed, this is the first staff appointment.The Commission will establish a compulsory charity register of all charities operating in Northern Ireland. It will provide a charity test of which organisation is and which is not a charity. It will also put in place new requirements for all public charitable collections.www.dsdni.gov.uk 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Over a thousand people took to the streets July Fourth to center Black women’s role in the ongoing Black Lives Matter rebellion. Gathering in Boston’s Nubian Square, recently stripped of its slaver name, the #SayHerName demonstration and march were organized by the initiative of Black women community leaders Daunasia Yancey, Karlene Griffiths Sekou and Lanise Colon Arira Adeeke. Boston activists Karlene Griffiths Sekou and Monica Cannon-Grant, uphold Sandra Bland’s likeness and legacy, kicking off the July Fourth #SayHerName rally. (Photo: G. Carens)Activist and civil rights lawyer Kimberlé Crenshaw, best known for originating the concept of intersectionality — that “race,” class and gender social categories create interrelated and deeper experiences of discrimination, especially for Black women — envisioned the #SayHerName campaign in 2014 to ensure that their stories are not ignored. While some names like Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor have received increasing attention, on par with some of the Black men murdered by police, others like Michelle Cusseaux and Kayla Moore, both murdered by cops confronting them in mental health crises, remain lesser known. The killers of all four have, however, evaded justice. The “qualified immunity” recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, that protects cops from accountability and consequences, is part of the longer list of privileges and abuses that have moved many from reformists to police abolitionists.Community and labor solidarity was evident at the Boston action. Team Solidarity of the Boston School Bus Drivers, United Steelworkers Local 875 provided a 24-foot flatbed truck to carry the women leaders and performers from Nubian Square to the Boston Common. Demonstrating Black and Indigenous unity, Chief Sachem Wompimeequin Wampatuck of the Mattakeeset Tribe with the Massachusetts Indian Nation and North American Indian Center of Boston activists offered land acknowledgements and statements of solidarity. Black women lead march on cop headquartersUnder attack from intersecting forms of institutional and interpersonal violence, Black women led the local marchers to the Boston Police Department headquarters in the heart of the Black community as they held the street to demand: “Abolish the Police!” As Griffiths Sekou said: “Black women are overlooked, erased, stigmatized and feared. . . . No matter what you do to us, we’re still gonna rise, and we’re gonna take other Black women with us. We’re gonna take everyone with us! This is the vision, the imagination and the new world that is on its way!” Griffiths Sekou also demanded that $40.1 million in the bloated BPD budget go to a community-controlled fund to uplift the health and safety of Black residents.The 6th annual “#SayHerName – Sandra Bland” protest was organized by Peoples Power Assemblies/NYC in Union Square, July 13. Bland, a Black woman, was murdered while in custody in a Waller County Jail in Texas on July 13, 2015. (WW Photo: Toni Arenstein)Speakers decried racist gentrification and attempted theft of the community’s Harriet Tubman House by greedy real estate developers, while standing in front of the endangered South End landmark. Its future — a thriving Black community center or death by condo conversion for high-income white residents? — currently hangs in the balance in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court. Sistahs of the Calabash performed Wade in the Water, “a war cry,” in tribute to Harriet Tubman. The Sistahs explained in a post accompanying the video of their performance: “Mama Moses called on the water divinities to guide our ancestors to freedom! An action at the Combahee River, planned and led by Harriet Tubman on June 2, 1863, in the Port Royal region of South Carolina, freed more than 750 slaves. This is the only military campaign in American history planned and led by a woman.” Arriving at the Boston Common in the evening, the day “to lament those murdered, center and uplift all Black womxn” and share in radical joy ended in a moving cultural resistance program of dance, song, drumming, spoken word, speeches and food. There were trans and nonbinary people of color, mothers demanding justice for their children murdered by the BPD and young women dancers honoring the life of Breonna Taylor. Quoting Audre Lorde, Yancey read, “It is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive.” Yancey added, “We want to be righteously angry, and we want to be holding each other in love.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
May 13, 2021 Find out more Reports RSF_en News News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Receive email alerts ColombiaAmericas to go further “My sources alerted me to the plan,” said Guillen. “They, too, are in great danger. A few days ago, I told the police where they could find the leaders of one of the most dangerous death squads in La Guajira. The person who gave me the information was murdered shortly afterwards. I have also learned that the brother of one of my bodyguards has been shot dead. Finally, sources have told me that Marcos Figueroa’s gang in La Guajira has kidnapped two Spanish tourists they suspect of collaborating with me.” Guillen sent a full report on the La Guajira allegations to the state prosecutor’s office just before the murder plan targeting him and his colleagues was revealed. Reporters Without Borders has received a copy. Has the submission of the document exposed the journalist to further danger? If so, how? The organization fears that, in these circumstances, spying is widespread as a result of the infiltration of the intelligence apparatus and public services by criminals since the “DASgate” scandal broke last year. “A plan to combat impunity must also take this into account,” the organization concluded. Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies June 12, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Exile of journalists named in murder plot shows need for plan to combat impunity Three journalists targeted in an assassination plot disclosed by the Colombian authorities on 15 May, Gonzalo Guillen, Leon Valencia (photo) and Ariel Avila, have resigned themselves to a period of temporary exile, despite benefitting from official protection at home.Two of them told Reporters Without Borders that they had reluctantly reached this decision as a compromise between security concerns and their duty to inform the public, which they refuse to forgo. The press freedom organization seeks greater protection in the long term for these journalists and stresses the urgency of bringing those behind the criminal conspiracy against them to justice. They said a fourth colleague, Tadeo Martínez, was also under threat.“Protection measures will have no effect without a mechanism to fight impunity that is capable of dealing with these circumstances effectively,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Threats and attacks are on the increase against journalists, human rights campaigners, union representatives and community activists, while the ongoing talks in Havana between the FARC guerrilla movement and the Colombian government are discussing the highly sensitive issue of the restitution of land seized by paramilitary groups at the height of the civil war.“Our concern over the fate of the journalists is heightened by the danger faced by their sources – some of whom have been murdered – in La Guajira department whose governor has been exposed by some of those involved as having links with criminal gangs known as ‘Bacrim’ and with the illegal drugs trade.“This shows the urgent need for an effective action plan against impunity which should not spare politicians who may be implicated.”One of the three journalists under threat, Leon Valencia, is a columnist with the news magazine Semana and a programme director for the public television station Canal Capital. He told Reporters Without Borders: “The assassination plot against us was hatched by Bacrim members linked to the Venezuelan drug gang leader Marcos Figueroa, who himself has close ties to the governor of La Guajira, Juan Francisco ‘Kiko’ Gomez.”He and Avila, both of whom worked until recently for the NGO Arcoiris Foundation, had disclosed the dangerous associations of Gomez, whose election campaigns have been allegedly supported directly by Bacrim and other armed groups, as have those of 126 other politicians. Guillen, a reporter for the U.S. newspaper Miami Herald, told us his investigation into Gomez began in February this year, after the murder a few months earlier of Yandra Britto, the former mayor of the town of Barrancas in the same department. “She contacted me to tell me her husband had been murdered, she believed, on the orders of the governor,” he said. “The latter had personally threatened her with the same fate, she said. Despite making a complaint on my advice, this woman was never given protection and was herself murdered in August last year.”The information gathered by the journalists was included in a story published in Semana a few days before the murder plot came to light, which apparently sparked an attempt to carry it out. October 21, 2020 Find out more News ColombiaAmericas Help by sharing this information
Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry SIPTU home help workers and their supporters from Donegal and across the west of Ireland will march this Sunday in Castlbar.The protesters are to assmble at the Chapel carpark in Castlebar on Sunday at 130pm and march towards the Taoiseachs office.SIPTU organiser Martin O Rourke is calling on home help workers, their families and supporters in Donegal to attend the protest on Sunday…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/orou1.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Pinterest Donegal home help workers to protest outside Taoiseachs office on Sunday By News Highland – November 22, 2012 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Previous articleGovernment funding boost for Donegal festivalsNext articleMichaela McAreavey begin civil case News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic
365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Junior Gaeltacht Minister Joe Mc Hugh says his efforts to improve his fluency in the Irish language are continuing, and he’s praised the people of Donegal for their support.He was speaking at the Donegal launch of Heritage Week, which takes place from the 23rd to the 31st of August.Over 90 events will take place in the county, exploring architectural, environmental and cultural heritage.A number of language focussed events will also take place, with Minister Mc Hugh saying that while his mission to rediscover the language can be difficult at times, he is persevering…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/joemc830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – August 12, 2014 Pinterest Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleFermanagh South Tyrone MLA calls for outright ban for frackingNext articleActor Robin Williams found dead News Highland Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp News Twitter Facebook Deputy McHugh admits relearning Irish difficult Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
News UpdatesWomen Are Capably Manning The Posts In All Walks Of Life: HP HC Rejects Woman Forest Guard’s Challenge Against Transfer Order [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 July 2020 8:22 AMShare This – x”There has been a great advancement and the woman have demonstrated their ability to perform various taxing and hazardous duties which till now were wrongly and illegally considered to be the exclusive privilege of men.”Today women are capably manning the posts in all walks of life in this country, said the Himachal Pradesh High Court while dismissing a writ petition filed by woman Forest Guard challenging a transfer order.The petitioner had contended before the Court that she has not completed a period of three years at the present place of posting, and that being a spinster of 24 years, she is not in…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?LoginToday women are capably manning the posts in all walks of life in this country, said the Himachal Pradesh High Court while dismissing a writ petition filed by woman Forest Guard challenging a transfer order.The petitioner had contended before the Court that she has not completed a period of three years at the present place of posting, and that being a spinster of 24 years, she is not in a position to join the transferred station because she is residing with her family. During the hearing, the counsel for the submitted that, the petitioner belongs to ‘weaker sex’ and pressed for setting aside the Transfer order. To this, the bench comprising Justices Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Jyotsna Rewal Dua reacted thus:”To say the least, is absurd, fallacious and if accepted would not only violate the statutory provisions of the Constitution, more particularly, Articles 14 and 16 thereof, but hosts of other laws of the Country. The petitioner has failed to realise that there has been a great advancement and the woman have demonstrated their ability to perform various taxing and hazardous duties which till now were wrongly and illegally considered to be the exclusive privilege of men. Today women are capably manning the posts in all walks of life in this country”It was the women who themselves approached the Court seeking permanent Commission in the Army, which was being denied to them by the Government of India, said the bench referring to the recent Supreme Court judgment.The Court has also summarized the law regarding interference by Court in transfer/posting of an employee by referring to various Supreme Court judgments.Transfer is a condition of service.It does not adversely affect the status or emoluments or seniority of the employee. The employee has no vested right to get a posting at a particular place or choose to serve at a particular place for a particular time. It is within the exclusive domain of the employer to determine as to at what place and for how long the services of a particular employee are required. Transfer order should be passed in public interest or administrative exigency, and not arbitrarily or for extraneous consideration or for victimization of the employee nor it should be passed under political pressure. There is a very little scope of judicial review by Courts/Tribunals against the transfer order and the same is restricted only if the transfer order is found to be in contravention of the statutory Rules or malafides are established. In case of malafides, the employee has to make specific averments and should prove the same by adducing impeccable evidence.The person against whom allegations of malafide is made should be impleaded as a party by name.The court also added that a government servant holding a transferable post has no vested right to remain posted at one place or the other and courts should not ordinarily interfere with the orders of transfer instead affected party should approach the higher authorities in the department.Case name.: Reema vs. State of HPCase no.: CWP No. 2257 of 2019Coram: Justices Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Jyotsna Rewal DuaClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
ABC News(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — A U.S. citizen is facing human smuggling charges after dozens of suspected undocumented immigrants were found traveling inside his tractor-trailer in Texas on Tuesday night, according to federal authorities. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it received a call from a law enforcement agency on Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. local time regarding a possible human smuggling venture in San Antonio, near Interstate 410. Special agents responded to the location and discovered a tractor-trailer containing 54 people suspected of entering the country illegally, including men, women and minors from Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.Medical assistance was provided on the scene to all individuals and five people were transported to local hospitals for further treatment, according to ICE.As of Wednesday, four people had been released and one remained hospitalized.“The people rescued from this tractor-trailer were very lucky to have been discovered before the Texas heat took its toll,” Shane Folden, special agent in charge of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations in San Antonio, said in a statement. “We have recently seen how smuggled people have died under the dangerous circumstances human smugglers transport their human cargo. These horrific instances show how no one should trust their lives — or the lives of their loved ones — to these criminal organizations.” San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told ABC affiliate KSAT that the individuals were traveling in an air-conditioned tractor trailer with drinking water and that no one suffered any heat-related illnesses.The San Antonio Fire Department referred ABC News’ inquiry to federal authorities.ICE said its special agents detained the suspected undocumented immigrants and arrested the driver of the tractor-trailer — an American who is expected to be federally charged with human smuggling. The investigation is ongoing.The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas has accepted criminal prosecution of the driver, according to ICE.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Cake-loving linguistsThose wanting to brush up on their French- and Spanish-speaking skills while eating cake, can now do so at The Phoenix Bakery Café in Weymouth. The Love Learning adult education courses are to take place in the café from September. There is an introductory price of £9 per class, which includes master baker Aidan Chapman’s own-brand coffee and a small slice of organic patisserie.Macmillan move West Cornwall Pasty Co is to support the 2010 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, and will donate 20p from every hot drink sold on the day (24 September).Naan better Honeytop Speciality Foods claims to have created the world’s largest-ever naan bread. At 10ft by 4ft, the giant flatbread, created to launch Brewers Fayre’s curry nights, was the equivalent of 167 normal-size naan breads and weighed in at more than 40kg.Prescribed GeniusGluten-free food specialist Genius Foods has announced that its gluten-free fresh bread is now available on prescription across the UK and Northern Ireland a first for the firm. Each prescription is for a case containing six loaves of either white or brown 400g unsliced Genius bread.
An important new finding by Harvard researchers indicates that cellular mutations responsible for an organism’s successful adaptation do not, when combined over time, provide as much benefit as they would individually be expected to provide.The study from the laboratory of Christopher Marx, an associate professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB), is one of two investigations with identical approaches and equivalent results that are being published in Friday’s (June 3) issue of the journal Science. The other paper comes from the lab of Tim Cooper, an assistant professor in the University of Houston’s Department of Biology and Biochemistry.Hsin-Hung Chou, a postdoctoral fellow in Marx’s lab, is the first author on the Harvard paper.Although the Harvard and Houston groups each studied a different bacterium that evolved in different conditions, the patterns they uncovered were the same: The more fit the strain was before introducing the beneficial mutation in question, the less further improvement was conferred.Marx and Cooper, who are both colleagues and friends, submitted their work simultaneously to Science this past February, asking that the journal consider their manuscripts jointly. “We independently came to the same remarkable punch line with completely different model systems. We thus feel that this congruence of results adds substantial strength to the suggestion of generality from our findings,” they wrote in their joint submission letter to Science. The two research groups posit that their findings help explain the “deceleration of population adaptation” over time.Although the papers of Marx and Cooper came to remarkably similar conclusions, they contrasted strongly with analogous studies looking at mutational combinations within single proteins. For example, an earlier paper from the laboratory of Daniel Hartl, Higgins Professor of Biology in OEB, showed that mutations within the enzyme that provides resistance to penicillins interacted with each other violently. The same mutation could be tremendously beneficial if partnered with some mutations, and quite deleterious when grouped with others. These interactions would greatly constrict which paths for improvement can be driven by natural selection.In their letter to Science, Marx and Cooper wrote that “our papers are critical because they paint … [a] picture that suggests that adaptation involving the wider context of whole genome networks may behave entirely differently than adaptation of proteins. Interactions between beneficial mutations are common but seldom impose hard limits on the mutational transitions that can be selected. This result has broad implications for understanding the trends and causes of fitness landscapes.“Any finding in experimental evolution establishes rigorously what can happen; when results are repeated across systems it suggests that this might actually be what does happen in nature. Indeed, this simple effect of mutation interactions on the form of the fitness landscape may provide a new ‘predictability’ to evolutionary biology,” they wrote.The editors of Science apparently agreed with Marx and Cooper, and not only are the papers being published in the same issue of the journal, Science is also publishing a commentary on the papers titled “Evolutionary Sum Is Less Than Its Parts.”Earlier studies of evolutionary mutations in individual proteins, and preliminary studies done in Marx’s lab had shown that mutation was order dependent, that the order of changes over time had a controlling effect upon the end result. “But our work and the other new work being published shows a different picture throughout the cell,” Marx said. “We found that all positive mutations are always good, but the amount that they’re good becomes less and less over generations.”One of the exciting things about doing this kind of science, Marx said, is that it demonstrates that evolution is something that can be studied with microbes in the laboratory, and on the timeline of a graduate career. This allows questions of broad interest in natural systems to be addressed experimentally.“Our ultimate goal,” Marx said, “is to find out why this happens. We need to be able to understand these interactions in order ultimately to be able to take advantage of them.”