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Crown’s new Sydney casino faces opening delay after ILGA request

first_imgConstruction on the property is due to be completed in the next few weeks and Crown had been due to commence gaming operations in December, but the ILGA has requested this be pushed back until February next year. Crown did not say whether the internal review and suspension of such activities was directly related to the inquiry, but chief executive Kenneth Barton, finance director Michael Johnston and secretary and general council Mary Manos have all testified before the committee. Crown’s new Sydney casino faces opening delay after ILGA request Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal Crawford added the ILGA is prepared to work with Crown to explore options that may enable the opening of non-gaming areas including accommodation, restaurants, bars and entertainment areas next month. Tags: Crown Resorts ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the authority is not in a position to consider a number of essential regulatory applications related to operation of the casino, including minimum bet limits, VIP membership policy, gaming area boundaries and “close associates” of the licence holder. The New South Wales (NSW) Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has formally requested that Crown Resorts delay opening its new casino in Sydney next month due to concerns over the operator’s suitability to run the property. “In light of this, we did not consider it appropriate to determine the applications before the Authority until the findings of the Bergin Inquiry.” Regions: Australia “The Authority has found ongoing evidence before the Bergin Inquiry to be extremely concerning, and that any gaming activity at the casino before the Inquiry’s findings are released in February 2021 and considered by the Authority would pose unacceptable risks on the community against the public interest,” Crawford said. This, Crawford said, was due to evidence uncovered during its ongoing inquiry into Crown’s proposal to acquire a 19.99% stake in Melco Resorts & Entertainment. Patricia Bergin, a former judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, has been leading the investigation. Though talks over the acquisition broke down, the ILGA continued with the investigation over certain allegations against Crown. 18th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher In September, Crown announced it would suspend all of its activity with junket operators until 30 June, 2021 as it undertakes an internal review of the business segment, amid the ILGA’s own review into the operator. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Legal These included claims that Crown, its agents or affiliates “engaged in money-laundering, breached gambling laws and partnered with junket operators with links to drug traffickers, money launderers, human traffickers, and organised crime groups”. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Will Aid encourages all charities to promote leaving a legacy

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 July 2009 | News Shirley Marsland, Will Aid campaign Manager, said: “Whilst Will Aid donations are shared by the Will Aid charities, people are free to make a legacy to any charity they choose. So any charity can benefit from the scheme.“If you are a legacy manager wondering how to turn your supporters’ good intentions to leave a legacy into a reality, then Will Aid is a really effective prompt to encourage people to actually get on a make that Will or add an all important codicil to an existing one.“The Will Aid partnership charities are pleased to be able to spread the benefits of the campaign as widely as possible by offering this opportunity to other charities. Will Aid can provide leaflets free of charge for inclusion in supporter mailings and press releases for inclusion in newsletters and magazines.”www.willaid.org.uk 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. Tagged with: legaciescenter_img Will Aid, the partnership of nine charities that recruits solicitors all over the UK to give their time for free to draw up basic Wills, is encouraging all UK charities to promote the campaign which runs again in November 2009.The 2008 Will Aid campaign was “the most successful ever” with over £950,000 being raised from donations. The NSPCC has also received £54,000 from a legacy left by a Will Aid Will-maker, bringing the total to £1 million. In addition, over £5.4 million has been pledged to the Will Aid charities and many Will-makers will have left legacies to their other favourite charities and causes.The Will Aid partnership is therefore urging as many charities as possible to promote the scheme to their supporters as a way of generating legacy income. Advertisement Will Aid encourages all charities to promote leaving a legacy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Barnardo’s benefits from KPMG computer clear-out

first_img Children’s charity Barnardo’s is to receive a delivery of laptops after its corporate partner has upgraded its IT equipment.The items, which are in perfect working order, are being donated to more than 100 schools and charities around the UK, including Barnardo’s, and are worth around £100,000.Allan McLaren, Barnardo’s Assistant Director of Fundraising said: “When at home some of our most disadvantaged young people, particularly those not in employment, education or training, do not have the means to look for jobs, draft CVs or improve their IT skills. These laptops will help make that possible. Giving them equipment which allows them to become more proactive really will make a massive difference to the life chances of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.”KPMG has a two-year charity partnership with Barnardo’s, after it was voted KPMG’s People Charity by staff.www.barnardos.org.uk Howard Lake | 19 April 2011 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Barnardo’s benefits from KPMG computer clear-out 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.  37 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Fundraising Regulator income up but more needed to keep it effective, annual report reveals

first_img 1,527 charities had paid the Fundraising Regulator’s Levy by the end of the 2017/18 financial year while its income rose to £1.98m. However, more income is needed for the Regulator to remain effective, according to its annual report published today (10 January).Alongside its annual report, the Regulator has also published a Report and Annual Accounts for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2018, which it has made to line up its financial year with the annual 1 September collection of the fundraising levy.The reports reveal that around 100 charities have not yet paid either Levy 1 or 2, with the Regulator stating a need for it to ‘improve and stabilise its funding stream from the levy and registration payments in 2018/19 so that it can carry out its regulatory tasks effectively.”More funding neededAt present, it says, it is it is only just about achieving the level of funding it needs through the present levy and registration payments: “Our overall income remains below the £2-£2.4m the Cross Party Review recommended the regulator needed to undertake its tasks effectively, and restricts our ability to undertake more proactive activity.”The Regulator’s income grew to £1.98m in the year ending 31 March 2018, an increase of more than £400,000 from the previous year, with £871,000 coming from late payment or deferral of income from Levy Year 1, and £1,048m from Levy Year 2. There was also increased income from registrations of smaller charities and commercial fundraising organisations of £62,000. This gave the Regulator a cash surplus of just over £200,000 in this year, which it is holding as reserves. By the end of August, its reserves had grown to just under £500,000.Costs included those for developing and running the FPS system, which came to £455,000, while its ongoing annual running costs are around £330,000 per year, including both the web application and call centre support service. Staff costs came to £809,000 for the financial year 2017/18, with the Chief Executive paid £70,651 plus £5,652 in employer’s pension contributions to the NEST company pension scheme. Staff costs were £344,600 for the period from 1 April to 31 August, with the Chief Executive, Gerald Oppenheim, paid £13,587 with no employer’s pension contributions for this period. His annual salary for a five-day week is £81,520.Regulator activityThe reports show that in the 2017/18 financial year, the Fundraising Regulator resolved 1,101 complaints, 87% within four weeks, with an 18% increase in complaints received in the last six months of 2017-18 compared to those received in the same period in 2016-17. It also concluded three consultations and published two updates on the Code of Fundraising Practice, which had over 3,000 charities and other organisations signed up to it by the end of 2017/18. In addition, the year saw the launch the Fundraising Preference Service to which the public made over 16,000 suppressions of individual charities, handled over 1,200 fundraising enquiries and provided information in 96% of cases within 14 days, and had 185,000 visits to its website. By the end of August, suppressions had risen to around 20,500. Melanie May | 10 January 2019 | News Tagged with: annual report Fundraising Regulator AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Fundraising Regulator income up but more needed to keep it effective, annual report reveals  169 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  170 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgAnother Northwest dairy worker dies; safety regs neededRuperto Vazquez Carrera, a 37-year-old dairy worker in Paul, Idaho, was killed Feb. 16 when the feed truck he was driving slid into a 20-acre manure reservoir, drowning him. The United Farm Workers is urging supporters sign a petition requesting Idaho Gov. Butch Otter discuss much-needed safety regulations with the UFW. (action.ufw.org/page/speakout/idaho, March 11)Last April 27, Workers World reported a similar fatal accident on a dairy farm in neighboring Washington state, where 27-year-old Randy Vazquez was killed on Feb. 24, 2015. Neither incident was isolated. Three dairy workers in Idaho were killed in 2013, while dairy farms in Washington average one death every 16 months and one serious injury every day — an injury rate 40 percent higher than in most private industries. “Agriculture, along with construction, is one of the most dangerous industries in [the U.S.],” said Washington State Labor Council President Jeff Johnson. “Accidents in the dairy industry in Washington state are higher than in agriculture as an industry.” (The Stand, March 16)On Jan. 18, a modest dairy worker safety bill, House Bill 2484, backed by the UFW and the Washington State Labor Council, was introduced in the state legislature. But due to the powerful state dairy corporations — which earn $3.2 billion a year — the bill was essentially tabled on Feb. 9.WW hopes the horrible death of Vazquez Carrera two weeks later will push the bill’s passage next year, before another death can occur.The Vazquez Carrera family is accepting donations for Ruperto’s funeral at gofundme.com/napysugc.Protest layoffs of Oreo workers in ChicagoOn March 21, the first 277 workers received pink slips at the historic Nabisco bakery plant in Chicago that produces Oreos. Local 300 of the Bakery union (BCTGM) called a protest on March 23: “Laying off 277 workers here in Chicago in order to profit off the backs of low-wage earners in Salinas [Mexico] is wrong. In our opinion, what Mondelēz will be doing at the Nabisco plant on Wednesday is a crime. So come join us Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. to roll out yellow ‘crime scene’ tape outside the plant, and then join us for the follow-up press conference at 7:00 a.m. to express our outrage to the rest of Chicago.” (Facebook, BCTGM Local 300, March 20)Mondelēz, the international snack food conglomerate that owns Nabisco, announced plans last June to close down Oreo production in Chicago, leaving over 600 out of 2,100 unionized workers jobless. When the workers refused to agree to an outrageous 60 percent cut in wages and benefits to keep their jobs in Chicago, Mondelēz announced it would outsource Oreo production to Mexico, where workers are paid a fraction of the wages in an unregulated, unsafe working environment. Meanwhile, CEO Irene Rosenfeld rakes in obscene yearly profits of over $20 million.Workers at the Chicago plant, who are majority Black and Latino/a, have staged protests to rally community support to stop the outsourcing. To find out more about this struggle and sign a protest petition to Rosenfeld, go to FightForAmericanJobs.org.NJ Transit strike avertedA strike threat by the 4,200 workers in 11 unions who run the NJ Transit commuter railroad, which carries nearly a million weekday riders, went down to the wire on March 11. The threat of the strike, the first in 30 years, helped the workers win a mostly favorable contract. Though the contract has not been officially released and the workers have not officially ratified it, the terms include an annual salary increase of 2.5 percent, retroactive to 2011 and in force until 2019; and a cap on health insurance at about 2.5 percent of base pay, or about $40 a week. NJ Transit management had opposed retroactive pay and wanted a 10-20 percent hike in health insurance. But the only concession the bosses won was extending the contract another year and a half. (nj.com, March 14)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The class and caste roots of hatred for Bolivia’s ‘Indios’

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By Álvaro García Linera Linera is the elected Bolivian vice president currently exiled in Mexico. Workers World publishes this article to make his analysis available to U.S. activists. Originally published by the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG) on Nov. 20. Translation by Michael Otto.Like a thick night fog, hatred ravenously creeps through the traditional urban middle-class neighborhoods of Bolivia. Eyes are filled with anger. They don’t shout, they spit; they don’t complain, they order. Their songs are not about hope or brotherhood; they are about contempt and discrimination against the Indigenous peoples. They mount their motorcycles, get into their vans, assemble in their elite fraternities and private universities to hunt for the “uppity” Indians (Indios) who dared to push them out of power.People march with the wiphala, the Indigenous flag, in Cochabamba, Bolivia.In Santa Cruz they organize club-wielding gangs who go out to terrorize the Indios in four-wheel-drive vehicles. The Indigenous people, whom they call “collas,” live in substandard neighborhoods and in the markets. The thugs chant slogans that “Collas must be killed,” and if a woman in Native dress crosses their path, they beat her, threaten her and order her to leave “their” territory. In Cochabamba they organize convoys to impose their racist white supremacy in the southern zone, where the poor live, and they charge — as if they were a cavalry detachment — at thousands of defenseless peasant women who march for peace. They carry baseball bats, chains and gas grenades; some brandish firearms. Their favorite victims are women; they grab a woman mayor of a peasant town, humiliate her, drag her [barefoot] through the street, beat her, urinate on her when she falls to the ground, cut her hair, threaten to lynch her, and when they realize they are being filmed, they decide to paint her red, symbolizing what they will do with her blood.In La Paz the middle class distrust their domestic workers so much they refrain from talking when the women bring food to the table. Deep down they fear them, but they also despise them. Later on they go out into the streets to shout, insulting Evo [Morales,] and, with him, all these Indios who dared to build intercultural democracy with equality.When they grow to mob size, they drag the Wiphala, the [ancient Inca] Indigenous flag on the ground; they spit on it, they trample it, they tear it apart, they burn it. A visceral rage is unleashed on this symbol of the Indigenous peoples whom they would like to extinguish from the face of the Earth, along with all those who identify with this flag.Racial hatred is the political language of this traditional middle class. Academic titles, world travels and faith are nothing, because, in the end, all is erased compared with their pedigree. Deep in their hearts, their imagined lineage is stronger and seems to be embedded in the unconscious language of skin that hates, of visceral gestures and their rotten moral code.Everything exploded on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, when Evo Morales won the elections with a lead of more than 10 percentage points above the candidate in second place. Morales gained neither his previously immense advantage [of earlier elections], nor even 51 percent of the votes. That was the signal the regressive forces were waiting for: from the timid liberal opposition candidate to the ultraconservative political forces, the [Organization of American States] and the indescribable traditional middle class. Evo had won again, but he no longer had 60 percent of the electorate; he was weaker and they had to crush him. The loser [Carlos Mesa] refused to recognize his defeat. The OAS spoke of “clean elections,” but of a diminished victory and asked for a second round. They advised going against the Bolivian Constitution, which states that if a candidate gets more than 40 percent of the votes and 10 percent or more votes over the candidate in second place, this candidate wins in the first round. A hunt for Indigenous peopleAnd that’s when the middle class started hunting for the Indios. On the night of Monday, Oct. 21, five of the nine electoral offices were burned, including ballot votes. The city of Santa Cruz decreed a civic strike that united the inhabitants of the central zones of the city, reaching out to the residential zones of La Paz and Cochabamba. And thus the terror was unleashed.Paramilitary gangs began to besiege institutions, burn union headquarters and set fire to the homes of candidates and political leaders of the governing party. Even the president’s own private home was sacked. Elsewhere families, including children, were abducted and threatened with flogging and burning if their minister or union-leader parent refused to resign. The gangs unleashed an endless “night of long knives,” and fascism showed its teeth. When the people mobilized to resist, this civil coup began to retake territorial control of the cities. Despite the presence of workers, miners, peasants, Indigenous and urban settlers — the balance of power was leaning toward the side of the popular forces — that’s when the police riots erupted.For weeks the police had shown great sluggishness and inability to protect poor people who were beaten and persecuted by fascist gangs. But as of Friday, Nov. 8, in the absence of civilian command, many of them showed an extraordinary ability to assault, detain, torture and kill peaceful [pro-Morales’] demonstrators. Of course, in containing the rightists, they would have had to repress the children of the middle class, and according to their claims, they didn’t have the forces for that. Now that it was a question of repressing unruly Indios, the deployment, arrogance and repressive viciousness were monumental. Treachery in Armed ForcesThe same occurred in the Armed Forces. Throughout our time in government, we never allowed the military to go out and repress civilian protests, not even during the first civic coup d’état attempt in 2008. And now, in the midst of a convulsion and even though we didn’t ask them, they claimed that they had no riot control equipment, that they only had 8 bullets per soldier and for them to be deployed in the street to deter rioting they needed to see a presidential decree. However, they did not hesitate to ask/demand that President Evo resign, which breaks the constitutional order. They did their best to try to kidnap him when he was on his way to and after he reached Chapare (his Indigenous base). When the coup was consummated, they went out into the streets to shoot thousands of bullets, to militarize the cities, to murder peasants! And all this was done without any presidential decree. In order to protect the Indios, they claimed they required a decree. In order to repress and kill Indios, it was enough to obey what racial and class hatred ordered. And in just five days there were more than 18 dead, 120 wounded by bullets. Of course, all the dead are Indigenous people.The question we must all answer is how could this traditional middle class incubate so much hatred and resentment toward the people, leading them to embrace a racialized fascism centered on the Indio as an enemy? How did it radiate its class frustrations to the police and the military and become the social basis of this fascization, this regression and moral degeneration, of the state apparatus?Rejection of equalityIt has been the rejection of equality — that is, the rejection of the very material foundations of democracy.But this democracy led to the percentage of people in the so-called “middle class,” as measured by income, to soar from 35 percent to 60 percent within a decade, most of them coming from popular Indigenous sectors. It was a process of democratization of social wealth through the construction of material equality, but which, inevitably, has led to a rapid devaluation of the economic, educational and political capital possessed by traditional middle classes. In the good old days possession of a notable surname or the monopoly of legal knowledge or the set of family ties typical of traditional middle classes allowed them to gain access to positions in public administration, to obtain credits, offers for jobs or scholarships. Today, the number of people fighting for the same job or opportunity has not only doubled — reducing by half the possibilities of access to those goods.  But also, the “up-and-coming,” the new middle class of Indigenous popular origin, owns a set of social assets (Indigenous language and union ties) of greater value and recognition by the state in competition for the available public goods.It’s therefore a question of a collapse of what was a characteristic of colonial society: ethnicity as capital — that is, the imagined foundation of historical superiority of the middle class over the subordinate classes because here, in Bolivia, social class is only understandable and becomes visible in the form of racial hierarchies. That the children of this [traditional] middle class have become the shock troops of the reactionary insurgency is the violent cry of a new generation that sees their inherited privileges of surnames and skin vanish before the power of the democratization of wealth. Thus, although they fly the flag of electoral democracy, in reality they have revolted against the democracy of the equality of wealth. Because racial supremacy is irrational, it comes to life as a primitive physical drive, a tattoo rooted in colonial history. That means that fascism is not only the expression of failed revolution, but paradoxically also in postcolonial societies, [it derives from] the concrete success achieved by democratization.This is why it is not surprising that while the Indios collect the bodies of the now more than 20 people killed by bullets, the material and moral criminals who committed these murders tell us that they have done so in order to safeguard “democracy.” But in reality [these fascists] know that what they have done is to protect the privilege of caste and surname.Racial hatred can only destroy; it’s not a horizon, it is nothing more than the primitive revenge of a historically and morally decadent class that has shown that behind every mediocre free-market enthusiast crouches a consummate coup-plotter.last_img read more

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Turkey-style pretext used to arrest critic in Azerbaijan

first_img April 9, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentExiled mediaPredatorsImprisonedCouncil of Europe News Help by sharing this information News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 4, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentExiled mediaPredatorsImprisonedCouncil of Europe Credit: Social networks Follow the news on Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayscenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of Faiq Amirov, the financial director of the leading opposition daily Azadlig, and calls for the withdrawal of the ludicrous charges brought against him.Amirov, who is also an adviser to the head of the opposition Popular Front Party, was arrested on 20 August and was charged two days later with “inciting religious hatred” and “violating the rights of citizens under the pretext of conducting religious rites.”The authorities, who have ordered him held provisionally for three months, absurdly claim that he is an “imam” in the movement led by Fethullah Gülen, the US-based Turkish cleric now regarded by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the leading threat to his government.The claim is based on the alleged discovery of books about the Gülen Movement’s philosophy in the trunk of Amirov’s car at the time of his arrest. The allegation has been greeted with widespread incredulity and well-known independent journalist Khadija Ismayilova commented: “They used to plant arms and drugs to frame critics, but now they have upgraded to planting books.” News Organisation to go further Planting drugs in the personal effects of government opponents and journalists is a much-used practice by Azerbaijan’s police. But as Amirov’s lawyer, Agil Layjev, has pointed out, these books are not banned in Azerbaijan.“By borrowing Erdogan’s ‘hunt for Gülenists’ leitmotiv, the Azerbaijani authorities have found a great pretext for launching a new crackdown against their own critics, even if it is completely absurd,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“If any evidence was needed that last spring’s release of a few political prisoners was no more than a tactical concession, this is it. The international community must wake up and start pressing the government again to end the repression and restore pluralism – in other words, to just respect the undertakings it has given to its own citizens and to such bodies as the Council of Europe.”In response to Amirov’s arrest, Azadlig issued a statement warning that its survival was threatened and calling for the broadest possible campaign against the crackdown. “The newspaper Azadlig will continue operating in these difficult conditions and will remain committed to freedom of expression until the end,” the statement concluded.Azadlig has been persecuted in different ways for years and its situation is now very precarious. Its editor, Ganimat Zahid, has fled abroad, where he produces a satellite TV programme now labelled by the government media as “Gülenist”, signalling further pressure to come. The authorities harass his relatives who are still in Azerbaijan and several are in prison on trumped-up charges.President Ilham Aliyev’s autocratic regime began stepping up arrests of government opponents in mid-August on the eve of an upcoming referendum on a proposal to reinforce the president’s powers yet again. The pretext of combatting the Gülen Movement is inspired by the witchhunt launched in Turkey after the 15 July coup attempt.After being close allies for more than a decade, Erdogan and Gülen fell out and now Erdogan accuses Gülen of masterminding the attempted coup. The Azerbaijani authorities were similarly supportive of the Gülen Movement for a long time but now demonize it.Azerbaijan is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan August 24, 2016 Turkey-style pretext used to arrest critic in Azerbaijan RSF_en last_img read more

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Discover Arts at Caltech

first_img Business News Make a comment Community News Discover Arts at Caltech From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 12:38 pm 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News More Cool Stuff Caltech, the California Institute of Technology, famous for math, physics, chemistry and biology, is also a thriving home for the arts. Public events and programs like Caltech Live! provide a diverse picture of the university and an enjoyable evening out.Having a Caltech degree in English,may surprise many people but the school is an all-around all star and has a lively arts scene that’s open to the public. The Theater Arts group, TACIT, has been around since the mid-1980’s and has been producing thrilling theater pieces ever since. Their productions are open to the public and make a great weekend or weeknight outing.Caltech also has a public events calendar that shows just how much there is to see and do on campus. Events include world-class scientists, artists, and speakers from every field imaginable. There’s something to see just about every weekend.Caltech Live! is another prime example of the school’s depth. It offers science lectures, performing arts, folk music, chamber music at multiple locations on campus.The university welcomes community members and guests to take part in these shows and experience another side of the university.For more information on public events visit www.caltech.edu/content/about-public-events. HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Homes evacuated in Derry security alert

first_img Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook By admin – May 4, 2015 WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Homes evacuated in Derry security alert Google+ Previous articleMartin McGuinnesses Derry home targeted in paint attackNext articleDonegal people urged to take part in Clean Coasts 2015 admin Homes in the Waterside area of Derry have been evacuated this afternoon because of a security alert.Police said two suspicious objects have been located in the Rockport Park area.A PSNI spokesman said houses in the Rockport Park and Caw Park area have been evacuated as part of the response to the incident.A bomb disposal team has been sent to the area. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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MP High Court Rejects Plea Seeking Action Against Election Commission For Conducting Elections In 5 States Violating COVID Norms

first_imgNews UpdatesMP High Court Rejects Plea Seeking Action Against Election Commission For Conducting Elections In 5 States Violating COVID Norms Sparsh Upadhyay27 April 2021 6:53 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday (April 26) disposed of a plea filed seeking actions against the Election Commission of India for the State Legislative Assemblies of West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala, by violating the COVID protocol, guidelines. Refusing to entertain the plea, the Bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan remarked, “The present dispute in respect of the elections which had taken place in the other States on the specious plea that mere travel of political leaders, party activists or passengers by trains, by air or even by road, to and from, those States would confer territorial jurisdiction of the dispute upon this Court.” The matter before the Court Apart from seeking actions against the Election Commission of India, the plea also sought action against State Election Commissions for conducting elections for the Legislative Assembly of Damoh (Madhya Pradesh) during the ongoing second wave of Covid-19 by violating the Covid protocol and guidelines. Directions were also sought for stopping the door-to-door election campaigns and election meetings and gatherings and it was also prayed that the respondents be commanded to take immediate steps to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and take action for its eradication. Submission of the respondents Election Commission of India and State Election Commission, MP submitted that insofar as the election in other States was concerned, the said issue would not fall within the territorial jurisdiction of Madhya Pradesh High Court. Regarding by-election for State Legislative constituency Damoh (Madhya Pradesh), it was submitted that polling had already taken place on 17th April 2021 and counting shall take place on 02nd May 2021. It was further submitted that all other issues with regard to the spread of Coronavirus and steps required to be taken therefore, a detailed order had already been passed by this Court in W.P. No.8914/2020 [In Reference (Suo Motu) vs. Union of India and others) on April 19 and compliance of the directions issued was being monitored by this Court, therefore, the instant writ petition need not be entertained. Court’s order Refusing to entertain the plea, the Court, however, directed the respondents including Collector, Damoh, “To ensure that the guidelines of the Central Government as well as the State Government with regard to the Coronavirus for maintaining the norms of social distancing, use of masks and sanitizers shall be strictly adhered to by all those, who take part in the process of counting and that no crowd, at or near the counting centre, shall be allowed to assemble, inasmuch as, no political party or candidate, shall be allowed to carry out any victory procession in the crowd, either on foot or by vehicles rally, and that special care shall be taken to ensure that no such political activity takes place on account of the declaration of the result on the day of counting which may, in any manner, contribute to or have the effect of spreading the Coronavirus.” With this, the writ plea was disposed of with the aforesaid directions. In related news, the Madras High Court on Monday came down heavily on the Election Commission of India for allowing political rallies during the COVID-19 pandemic. A visibly upset Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee told the Election Commission’s counsel “Your institution is singularly responsible for the second wave of COVID-19”. Case title – Phool Chand Paliwal and others vs. Union of India and others (W.P. No. 8755/2021) Click Here To Download OrderRead orderTags#Madhya Pradesh High Court Plea Seeking Action Against Election Commission Election Commission COVID Norms COVID -19 ELECTIONS AMID COVID Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq Justice Atul Sreedharan MP High Court Next Storylast_img read more

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