Coalition is failing to control red tape

first_img whatsapp Coalition is failing to control red tape THANKS to John Redwood, the Tory MP, we now know that the coalition’s supposed commitment to deregulation is a sham. Small business owners – which are most affected by red tape as they can’t afford vast HR departments – already knew this, of course, and all firms in the country, not just the finance sector, are being hit by new regulations. These include the ill-thought through ban on compulsory retirement which – while well-intentioned – actually means that many workers will end up being sacked instead, triggering huge litigation. The coalition’s official policy is “one in, one out” when it comes to regulation, which would imply no net increase. Redwood tested this with Parliamentary questions to see how government departments are getting on. He compiled figures for statutory instruments introduced and removed over the past six months, and discovered that only two departments have actually reduced red tape. These figures obviously don’t give the whole picture but provide the best indication so far of what is happening.Communities and Local Government has added 21 regulations and abolished 40, cutting a net 19; Environment has added 31 and abolished 45, cutting a net 14. These figures don’t clarify whether regulations abolished will make any difference, or whether only disused, irrelevant bits of legislation are being jettisoned. But the two departments are nevertheless to be congratulated – they account for 80 per cent of the 106 regulations abolished.The Cabinet Office, International Development and the Foreign Office have neither added not cut rules. But the remaining ten in the survey have added more than they have taken away, breaching the coalition’s own policies. They have introduced a total of 155 regulations and abolished just 21. Energy and Climate change has added 14 and repealed none; Transport added 15 and repealed none; Health added 19 and abolished two; Work and Pensions added 31 and cut 11; Business has added 20 and abolished none; and Justice, the worst offender, has added a 22 and eliminated only one. In many cases the UK government is merely implementing EU regulation, albeit often with its very own gold-plating. The House of Commons Library’s October report How much legislation comes from Europe? is a good place to start to work out who is at fault, though it highlights how hard it is to find a definitive answer. It proposes several different estimates of the EU’s impact. One of its metrics – which seems about right to me – estimates what proportion EU regulations and EU-related UK laws form out of the total volume of UK laws. It finds a figure of 53 per cent for last year, with the answer ranging from 37 per cent to 65 per cent between 1997 and 2009. It is hard to know for sure. But while the EU accounts for a large chunk of all UK laws and regulations, it remains the case that most departments ought to have been able to cut – or at least not increase – the burden of red tape. The fact that they are actually still adding to it demonstrates that they don’t really understand the challenges facing the private sector and how passionately small firms feel about the burden of red tape. Until we get a pro-growth policy that encourages small firms to hire staff and invest, the UK economy will continue to under-perform. It’s hardly rocket science but some officials evidently never [email protected] Tags: NULL Share More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Monday 13 December 2010 9:34 pm last_img read more

Buyer beware! I wouldn’t touch this FTSE 100 stock with a bargepole

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 | More on: INTU I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares After another bright start to the trading day, the FTSE 100’s shrunk back again in afternoon trade. It’s now down below 5,950 points on yet more worrying news concerning the coronavirus spread. Investors are less bothered about the Bank of England’s interest rate cut than they are about news of rising infection rates.Some scary comments from German Chancellor (and former scientist) Angela Merkel have ramped up selling in midweek trading, too. She advised that up to a whopping 70% of the Central European country’s population could become infected.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The prospect of 58m citizens in the eurozone’s largest economy falling ill doesn’t bear thinking about. Economic conditions in Germany have been steadily deteriorating over the past year, and the COVID-19 shock threatens to almost certainly send the country – not to mention the wider euro bloc – into a punishing recession.More bad newsAt 1,457 cases, the infection rate in Germany stands at almost four times of that in the UK at present. But Merkel’s predictions should give Britons plenty to fear too. Comments from British medical experts and politicians have been much less alarming, sure. But her statement shows just how defenceless Western nations are to stop the coronavirus turning into an all-out epidemic.It’s perhaps not a shock that retailers are suffering much of the brunt right now. Pictures of mass panic buying in supermarkets may be plastered all over newspapers and social media right now. But with people isolating themselves in ever-larger numbers – whether they carry the coronavirus or not – retail sales in the UK have taken a whack.It’s not been all bad for British retailers, however. Indeed, those operating online have snapped up much of the business lost by physical retailers, as British Retail Consortium figures show. Sales of non-food items across stores fell 1.8% in February while retail revenues online jumped 3.6%.Cash crisisThe timing of this news couldn’t be much worse for battered FTSE 100 stock Intu Properties (LSE: INTU). The creep of e-commerce, combined with a steady stream of retail collapses as Brexit smacked consumer confidence, has caused losses to balloon in recent times. The emergence of the coronavirus, and with it further declines in physical retail footfall, has raised more concern over its ability to fix its battered balance sheet.The shopping centre owner was forced to cancel a much-needed £1.3bn cash call last week on what it called “current uncertainty in the equity markets and retail property investment markets.” Intu has a mountain of debt on its books that it is struggling to cope with. Its debt-to-asset ratio sat at a mighty 68% as of December. It clearly doesn’t need to be faced with a spike in the number of retail insolvencies or CVAs because of the COVID-19 crisis.Intu’s now dealing at record lows below 6p per share. But you’d have to be extremely brave (or extremely silly) to buy its shares today. I’d much rather go dip buying elsewhere on the FTSE 100 today. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Address Buyer beware! I wouldn’t touch this FTSE 100 stock with a bargepolelast_img read more

Two book-related fundraising partnerships for Save the Children

first_imgTwo book-related fundraising partnerships for Save the Children Melanie May | 24 May 2019 | News Save the Children and The Book People have renewed their partnership to launch a new book from the winner of The Book People’s 2018 Bedtime Story Competition, ‘The Incredible Journey’ by seven-year-old Tom Burlison from Epsom.This year’s partnership follows on from the launch of Frasier Cox’s ‘There’s a Boy Just Like Me’ last year, which so far has sold 10,783 copies raising almost £23,000 for Save the Children.Tom’s story focuses on two main characters Elliot and Ruby, their journeys to school and how imagination can make the world feel so much more exciting. His book was selected from 1,000 entries into the nationwide competition, which challenged young authors aged between five and 11 to write a story on the theme of imagination.As the overall winner of The Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition, Tom has been working with publisher Little Tiger and illustrator Sara Sanchez to turn his story into a picture book which will be available exclusively from in June 2019, with at least 35% of the profits from the sale of each book being donated to Save the Children.In the charity’s second book-related deal, Ahead of Pippi Longstocking’s 75th birthday on 21 May next year, Stockholm-based The Astrid Lindgren Company is launching a global partnership with Save the Children to support the charity’s work with children on the move, with ambitions to generate more than €750,000.Olle Nyman, Lindgren’s grandson and CEO of The Astrid Lindgren Company, said:“I cannot think of any better way to celebrate Pippi’s anniversary than to let her support the world’s most vulnerable children today – girls on the move. My grandmother’s struggle for children’s rights was lifelong. It is possible to see in all her stories, but also in her work as an opinion former and social commentator. She was an ambassador for all children, regardless of their background or life situation. For us at The Astrid Lindgren Company, it is important to continue her work. We are very happy and proud of the opportunity to work with Save the Children.”Gemma Sherrington, Executive Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Save the Children UK said: Advertisement Tagged with: corporate fundraising “Save the Children is excited to partner with The Astrid Lindgren Company. Astrid Lindgren was a true child rights champion. This partnership enables us to invest in and focus on programmes for children on the move with a special focus on girls, who face higher risks at every stage of their journey wherever they may be in the world.”  239 total views,  2 views todaycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 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  240 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more

Arabia Saudita, aliada de EUA bombardea Yemen

first_imgEl Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo, bajo la dirección de Arabia Saudita, anunció el 26 de marzo que comenzó a bombardear posiciones Ansurallah en Yemen.Al mismo tiempo, el régimen egipcio, producto de un golpe de estado militar en julio 2013 que derrocó al gobierno electo encabezado por la Hermandad Musulmán, ha dado pasos hacia la formación de una fuerza militar regional para intervenir en la región de África del Norte y Asia occidental.Detrás de estos movimientos agresivos de potencias regionales, está la escalada militar de Washington en la región, destinada a ampliar los intereses corporativos, financieros y estratégicos de los ricos de EUA.A principios de marzo, el gobierno de Obama anunció planes para mantener una fuerza de ocupación en Afganistán. Mientras tanto, la guerra dirigida por la OTAN para cambio de régimen continúa en Siria donde los combatientes del Estado Islámico y otros grupos de oposición tratan de derrocar al presidente Bashar al-Assad. El Pentágono ha bombardeado Iraq y la vecina Siria, y ha desplegado más de 3.100 soldados estadounidenses para entrenar al ejército iraquí. Tales “asesores” a menudo allanan el camino a una invasión terrestre.Al igual que George W. Bush, Obama está utilizando el terror para promover los intereses imperialistas. Con el ejército estadounidense atado con ataques aéreos y operaciones terrestres en Irak y Siria, EUA está tratando de utilizar los regímenes regionales pro-occidentales para desatar campañas de bombardeos e invasiones diseñadas para apoyar los intereses de EUA sin necesidad de utilizar grandes cantidades de tropas terrestres estadounidenses.Política exterior EUA desestabiliza YemenLa operación de bombardeo por Arabia Saudita representa el colapso de la política exterior de EUA en Yemen. Recientemente, el Pentágono retiró 100 fuerzas especiales y personal diplomático. Jeff Rathke, portavoz del Departamento de Estado de EUA, dijo: “Debido a la deteriorada situación de seguridad en Yemen, el gobierno de EUA ha trasladado temporalmente a su personal fuera de Yemen”. (BBC, 25 de marzo)Rathke subrayó que el gobierno de Obama continuará apoyando la “transición política” del Estado y vigilando las “amenazas terroristas” que salen de Yemen, el país más subdesarrollado en la región.Arabia Saudita ocupa un vasto territorio con una población de 31 millones y enorme riqueza petrolera concentrada en la familia real. Las fuerzas militares de Arabia Saudita compran cientos de miles de millones de dólares en armamentos y aviones de combate fabricados por EUA. El empobrecido territorio de Yemen en la esquina sureste de la península arábica es sólo una cuarta parte de Arabia Saudita, pero la población de Yemen es grande, 25 millones.La retirada del Pentágono de la base aérea de al-Anad ocurrió el 20 de marzo después de una supuesta ofensiva por los combatientes de al-Qaida en la cercana al-Houta. Según se informa, al-Qaida pronto se vio obligado a retirarse de la ciudad como consecuencia de las operaciones defensivas de las fuerzas militares de Yemen.Fuerzas militares del Pentágono estacionadas en la base estaban entrenando soldados yemeníes presuntamente para apoyar su lucha contra al-Qaida. Desde hace años, EUA ha atacado con aviones no tripulados, asesinatos selectivos y otras actividades encaminadas a la supresión de cualquier levantamiento popular.El Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo se compone de todas las monarquías petroleras reaccionarias del Golfo, entre ellas Bahréin, Qatar, Omán, Kuwait y los Emiratos Árabes Unidos, así como Arabia Saudita. La monarquía saudí ha enmarcado el conflicto actual como una batalla contra la influencia iraní en Yemen. Bombardeos aéreos saudíes han matado y herido a decenas de civiles yemeníes.El movimiento Ansurallah, más comúnmente conocido como Houthi, ha estado en conflicto con el gobierno yemení, respaldado por Occidente durante más de una década.Los medios de comunicación occidentales enmarcan la lucha en Yemen, que involucra el movimiento Houthi, como una guerra de poder guiada por fuerzas saudíes en el lado del gobierno luchando contra la influencia iraní. Como la clase dominante saudita es suní y la iraní chiita, esta guerra de poder exacerba la hostilidad sectaria en toda la región y aumenta la inestabilidad global. Washington trata a Arabia Saudita como su cliente amigo y suministra – principalmente vende – armas y apoyo militar y de inteligencia a su familia gobernante.Además de la lucha de los combatientes Houthi contra el gobierno del Presidente Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, un movimiento secesionista está creciendo en el Yemen del Sur donde existía una república de orientación socialista entre 1967 y finales de 1980.  Recientemente hubo grandes manifestaciones donde se veía la bandera de la República Democrática Popular de Yemen.Eventos recientes en YemenCombatientes Houthi se apoderaron de Saná, la capital de Yemen, en septiembre, incluyendo el parlamento.  Recientemente, tomaron Taiz.  Arabia Saudita tomó medidas cuando el movimiento Houthi estaba a punto de lanzar una gran ofensiva en la sureña ciudad portuaria de Adén.La Organización Internacional para las Migraciones anunció el 30 de marzo que 45 personas murieron y otras 65 resultaron heridas en ataques aéreos contra el campamento de desplazados en el noroeste del país. (AFP)Pablo Marco, gerente de operaciones de Médicos sin Fronteras en Yemen, dijo que cuerpos de civiles y personas heridas en el ataque aéreo fueron trasladadas al Hospital de Haradh cerca del campamento en la provincia de Hajja.  (PressTV, 30 de marzo)Press TV también informó que el campamento de al-Mazrak ha albergado a los yemeníes desplazados por los conflictos, los cuales se han intensificado desde 2009, llamando al bombardeo del campamento una escalada de la operación saudí:  “Los ataques aéreos comenzaron la noche del domingo (29 de marzo) y continuaron sin cesar por casi nueve horas . . …. Riyadh dice que ha lanzado los ataques aéreos, los primeros el 26 de marzo para defender el “gobierno legítimo” del presidente prófugo de Yemen, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, quien huyó a la capital saudí el mismo día.  Riyadh se ha comprometido continuar el bombardeo hasta que Hadi haya sido restablecido”.La monarquía saudí ha intervenido antes en Yemen, tratando de reforzar el gobierno del ex presidente Ali Abdullah Saleh.  Éste fue obligado a dimitir después de un levantamiento nacional en 2011.Informes recientes sugieren que las fuerzas militares yemeníes leales a Saleh se han opuesto a los ataques aéreos saudíes y están trabajando con los combatientes Houthi.  Esta alianza ha dado una ventaja decisiva a las fuerzas Houthi en su ofensiva en el sur del país.  (New York Times, 25 de marzo)Los Houthis son un grupo chiita zaidi situado en Yemen. El movimiento toma su nombre de Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi quien lanzó un levantamiento en 2004 y se dice que fue asesinado por las fuerzas armadas yemeníes en septiembre de ese año.  Liderado por Abdul Malik al-Houthi, el movimiento ganó sustancialmente a partir de septiembre, 2014 y continúa hasta hoy.Egipto pide fuerza militar regionalEl presidente de Egipto, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, presentó una propuesta a la Cumbre de la Liga Árabe en Sharm el-Sheikh el 28 de marzo para establecer una fuerza militar regional que pudiera intervenir en los estados que enfrentan conflictos internos.Los ataques aéreos saudíes no serán suficientes para detener los avances de los combatientes Houthi ni para estabilizar la situación de seguridad en Yemen basada en los intereses estadounidenses.  La TV Al-Manar del Líbano informó el 29 de marzo que Arabia Saudita está desplegando a miles de rebeldes sunitas islámicos para luchar contra el movimiento Houthi.Al-Manar señaló que “Cinco Estados del Golfo Pérsico — Arabia Saudita, los Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Bahréin, Qatar y Kuwait — respaldados por EUA, han declarado guerra sobre Yemen en un comunicado conjunto . . . El presidente estadounidense Barack Obama, autorizó apoyo logístico y de inteligencia a las operaciones militares, dijo la portavoz del Consejo de Seguridad Nacional Bernadette Meehan . ..  Agregó que mientras que las fuerzas estadounidenses no estaban tomando acción militar directa en Yemen, Washington estaba estableciendo un Centro de Planificación Conjunto con Arabia Saudita para coordinar el apoyo militar y de inteligencia”.Durante la Cumbre de la Liga Árabe, el presidente egipcio Al-Sisi declaró que una fuerza regional era esencial para “defender a nuestra nación [árabe]”.  (Washington Post, 30 de marzo)  Su régimen militar egipcio, sin embargo, ha sido hostil a los árabes palestinos y ha cooperado con Israel, especialmente al bloquear la frontera con Gaza.Dado que la mayor parte de las armas y el intercambio de inteligencia de esa fuerza regional en Egipto y el Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo serán proporcionados por el Pentágono, será capaz de llevar a cabo solo aquellas acciones que estén de acuerdo con los objetivos de la política exterior de Washington y Wall Street.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Detroiters demand stop to mass tax foreclosures

first_imgDemonstrators gathered outside the Wayne County Treasurer’s office in the Greektown section of downtown Detroit on June 8 to protest the tax foreclosure of more than 25,000 homes. Activists had stopped the mass foreclosures, originally slated for March 31, by previously picketing the site and causing the treasurer to enact two short moratoriums. The last foreclosure extension expired June 8.This time protesters took the street, much to the chagrin of police who repeatedly ordered the crowd, to no avail, to get back on the sidewalk or face arrest. Shown here are activists with banners who blocked the street to keep police from other demonstrators.Organizers with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs called the action “the launch of a summer of resistance to stop foreclosures and water shutoffs and defend the people of Detroit against bankers, developers and their politicians.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two Shot At La Pintoresca Park on Monday Night

first_imgPublic Safety Two Shot At La Pintoresca Park on Monday Night Chief Perez to update Public Safety Committee on local gun violence on Wednesday, shootings have risen dramatically this year By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 | 9:44 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News HerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Police search for evidence on North Raymond Avenue near La Pintoresca Park where two people were shot Monday night. (Photo by RMG News)A man and woman were shot when a barrage of gunfire erupted at La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena late Monday, authorities said.The incident took place about 7:50 p.m. at the park, where a memorial to 32-year-old Anthony McClain has been set up since he was killed in a police shooting in front of the park on Aug. 15.Police received reports of 20 to 30 gunshots fired, Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Russo said.Responding officers encountered a wounded man in his 30s inside of a car a few blocks away at Mountain Street and Sunset Avenue, according to the lieutenant.A second victim, described as a woman in her 40s, was brought to nearby Pasadena Fire Department Station 36 at Fair Oaks Avenue and Hammond Street, he said.Both gunshot victims were taken to hospital with serious injuries, but were initially expected to survive, Russo said.No further details, including a suspect description, were available as the investigation remained in its early stages.Pasadena Now received a report of a late-model gray sedan speeding away from the scene after the shooting.Earlier this month, police officials told Pasadena Now there has been an increasing number of calls for service at the park and a nearby memorial dedicated to a man shot and killed by an officer.© OpenStreetMap contributorsOfficers have been called to La Pintoresca Park and a nearby memorial for Anthony McClain 40 times since McClain was fatally shot during a traffic stop on Aug. 15, including one incident on Sept. 5 in which a woman was pistol-whipped by an unknown assailant.Pasadena Police Chief John Perez is expected to offer an update on incidents of gun violence and the increasing number of guns confiscated this year at a meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.In late August, Perez said his department had confiscated 211 guns in the first 240 days of 2020.“This year has been a challenge for all of us in the community to reduce illegal gun possession and stop street violence,” Perez told Pasadena Now on Sunday. “I worry every day for our young people,” the chief continued. “We suffered two tragic OISs [officer-involved shootings], but the community should be proud of the overall approach by our officers, with over 200 guns seized from cars and waistbands. Prevention is our first priority, but it is difficult without enforcement measures as well. It should be the community’s top priority.”Gun violence incidents this year have already surpassed such incidents in 2019, according to the PSC staff report.  Including last night’s shooting there have been 59 victims in 27 shooting incidents in 2020. By comparison, last year there were 12 victims, according to a staff report in the Public Safety Committee’s agenda. Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at (626) 744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.André Coleman contributed to this storySee also:Police Concerned About Crime at McClain Memorial, Nearby Park 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Car sales in Limerick up significantly on first day registration

first_img TAGSCar SalesSIMI Twitter LifestyleMotoringNewsCar sales in Limerick up significantly on first day registrationBy Guest Writer – July 5, 2014 839 Previous articleAnimal rights group calls for movie boycott in LimerickNext articleTwo Limerick buildings win at Irish Architecture Awards Guest Writer Linkedin Print WhatsApp Email Fewer new cars in Limerick 135 new cars were registered on Tuesday in Limerick, on the first day of the new 142 registration plate. This compares to 43 on the first day last year in a statement from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.Nationally, 4,264 new cars were sold on the first day of the 142 plate. SIMI had previously outlined its hopes that more than 4,000 cars would be registered in the first week of the new 142 year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Director General Alan Nolan said, “We knew that Tuesday was going to be one of the busiest days of the year for car sales but we didn’t expect such a good start compared to last year, which was the first year for the new split-registration plate. In fact, the first day has turned out to be the highest day for new car registrations this year and nobody expected that.”“Although it has to be put in the context that we are starting from a low base. it is clear that an increasing number of consumers are returning to the market. Dealers are currently competing for customers with strong new car offers and a wider range of finance options and it’s evident that consumers are seeing the benefit of the new mid-year registration period. Overall, it is a sign that we’re seeing an improvement in the economy.” Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisementlast_img read more

70 year-old Donegal man charged with sex offences against boys back in court

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp A 70-year-old man charged with a series of sex offences against boys in west Donegal is still awaiting service of the book of evidence.Dungloe District Court was told today  that a short adjournment was being sought to allow continued communication between the State Solicitor and defence solicitor Cormac Hartnett.The 70-year-old is charged with offences dating back to 1984. He was accused of six charges of gross indecency against males under 17 between February 2001 and June 2006.He was also accused of one charge of indecent assault on a young male between June 1984 and September 1984.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the hearing against the man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, to Glenties District Court on July 24 for service of the book of evidence. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – July 9, 2013 Facebookcenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 70 year-old Donegal man charged with sex offences against boys back in court Previous articlePringle fears for current hackney cab operators in new Rural Transport ProgrammeNext articleHot hot hot – Highs of 30 degrees today News Highland News Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

‘Opposition Leader Is Part Of Ruling Coalition?’ : Supreme Court Seeks Response On BJP Leader’s Plea For Leader Of Opposition Status In Mumbai Civic Body

first_imgTop Stories’Opposition Leader Is Part Of Ruling Coalition?’ : Supreme Court Seeks Response On BJP Leader’s Plea For Leader Of Opposition Status In Mumbai Civic Body LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Jan 2021 12:39 AMShare This – x The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the response of the respondents on a petition filed by a BJP leader challenging a Bombay High Court order which dismissed his plea seeking Leader of Opposition (LOP) status at the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde heard Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Petitioner, who…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?Login The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the response of the respondents on a petition filed by a BJP leader challenging a Bombay High Court order which dismissed his plea seeking Leader of Opposition (LOP) status at the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde heard Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Petitioner, who submitted that the LOP status had been given to Congress party, though it was a part of the ruling coalition. To this, CJI noted, “Opposition leader is part of ruling coalition?” Accordingly, the Respondents have been directed to file a Counter and the matter was adjourned(Case : Prabhakar Tukaram Shinde v State of Maharashtra). BACKROUNDAfter the 2017 elections to the Mumbai civic body, BJP emerged had emerged as the second largest party, after Shiv Sena. However, BJP declined the status of Leader of Opposition(as it was in coalition with Shiv Sena then), and therefore, the position went to the Congress party. Three years later, in February 2020, the BJP raised a demand for LoP status, as by then the political equations had changed, resulting in Congress aligning with the Shiv Sena to form the ‘Maha Vikas Agadi’ coalition to govern Maharashtra after the 2019 assembly polls.The High Court had refused to accept the BJP leader’s plea saying that the Leader of Opposition cannot be changed just because one party had a ‘change of heart’. The instant plea concerns itself with the interpretation of Section 37IA of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888. It raises the question of law as to whether the Mayor, undertaking an exercise to recognise the LOP ought to have appreciated the state of affairs prevailing at a given time and to have consequently taken a decision in consonance with factors appearing in Section 37IA, more particularly, the factor indicating that a decision be taken “for the time-being”. It further raises the question that whether the Mayor ought to have appreciated that nothing prohibits or condemns any change in any one or more of the factors such as “for the time-being” or the “Leader of the Party in opposition” or “having greatest numerical strength” appearing in Section 37IA of the MMC Act, and as such ought to have made his decision in consonance with the same. The plea then states that the High Court had failed to appreciate that when the Leader of the largest opposition party was willing to take up the responsibility as the LOP, the law did not deny him the same merely because he had initially expressed unwillingness to do so for various considerations.High Court decision On 21st September, 2020, the Bombay High Court dismissed  the writ petition filed by BJP Councillor Prabhakar Shinde seeking to be recognized as the Leader of Opposition at the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. A Division Bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice Madhav Jamdar had observed that a mere volte-face or change of heart or decision to increase one’s extent of participation whilst in opposition, cannot justify the removal of an incumbent Leader of Opposition who was otherwise duly appointed in accordance with law and as a result of the BJP’s express refusal to accept the post in 2017. The elections for electing Councillors of the MCGM were conducted on February 21, 2017, and the results declared, were as under: Shiv Sena- 84, BJP- 82, INC- 31, NCP- 9, MNS- 7, SP- 6, AIMM- 2 and Others- 6. A meeting of all the above 82 elected Councillors of the BJP was held on March 3, 2017 where it was unanimously decided that Manoj Kotak would be the Group Leader of the BJP in the MCGM. Then BJP President Ashish Shelar, addressed a letter dated March 3, 2017 to the Divisional Commissioner, Municipal Administration informing him about the said meeting held on that day and about the decision appointing Manoj Kotak as the Group Leader of the BJP in MCGM. The BJP decided to remain neutral in the MCGM and to play the role of a “Paharekari” i.e. to maintain surveillance. In the General Body Meeting of the MCGM held on March 30, 2017, Ravi Raja from the INC demanded that the post of the Leader of Opposition be given to the BJP, considering that it is the largest Party in Opposition, and in case the BJP declines, then it be given to the INC being the second largest Party in opposition. This meeting was adjourned by the Mayor in order to seek a legal opinion from the Legal Department of the MCGM in this regard. The Legal Department issued an opinion dated April 7, 2017, wherein it was opined that the post of Leader of Opposition should be offered by the Mayor to the second largest party i.e. the BJP and if the second largest party declines, it be offered to the third largest party i.e. the INC. This legal opinion inter alia took into consideration Section 371A of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888. Following the aforesaid, a meeting of the MCGM was convened on April 11, 2017. At this meeting, Manoj Kotak was offered the post of the Leader of Opposition. However, he informed the Mayor that the BJP was not interested in occupying the post of Leader of Opposition. Since the BJP refused to accept the post of Leader of Opposition, in compliance with the legal opinion obtained by the Mayor, the post of Leader of Opposition was offered by the Mayor to Raja Ravi of INC being the second largest Party in Opposition. This proposal was accepted and as a result Raja Ravi came to be appointed as Leader of Opposition in the MCGM. Subsequently, after a lapse of almost 3 years from the appointment of Raja Ravi as Leader of Opposition, the new President of the BJP’s umbai Unit, Mangal Prabhat Lodha addressed a letter dated February 28, 2020 to the Mayor requesting that the petitioner, Prabhakar Shinde be recognized as the Group Leader of BJP and that he also be appointed as the Leader of Opposition. Next Storylast_img read more

Historian tells of last slaves to come to Alabama

first_img Davenports to oppose venue change, request delay of hearing As of right now, a hearing to determine the eligibility of CHHS senior standout Maori Davenport is still scheduled to… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Historian tells of last slaves to come to Alabama Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Dr. Sylviane Diouf’s lecture titled, “The Clotilda, African Town and Beyond,” was an event of the Mitchell-McPherson Lecture at Troy University Monday. Diouf, scholar of the African Diaspora and author of “Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America,” spoke of names and places probably unfamiliar, even to most Alabamians.She shared the story of West Africans who were purchased at Dahomey and illegally transported by ship to Alabama more than 50 years after the Constitution prohibited American involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. Skip By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Print Article Book Nook to reopen Before enslavement, the Clotilda men were farmers, traders and fishermen. The women sold agricultural products at the market. Diouf said her belief is that it was the Clotilda Africans’ cultures and memories of being free people in Africa that shaped their responses to living in the South as slaves.Enterprising people engaged in the illegal slave trade and Mobile was a prime location for those who wanted to engage in the illegal trade.Mobil was financially dependent on cotton and, therefore, slavery. Mobile was known as the “slave emporium” and Alabama’s most beneficial business was domestic slave trade. You Might Like The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Latest Stories At the end of the War Between the States, upon freedom, the Africans wanted to return to their homelands. But with no financial means to do so, Diouf said they realized their best hope was to recreate their lives as free African people in Alabama. The men worked manual labor in railroad yards and lumber mills. The women did work they knew —growing and selling produce.”In 1870, the African people in Alabama pooled their money and purchased land outside Mobile that became African Town.“The African tradition of collectivism was a major part of the reason why shipmates were able to acquire land and housing,” Diouf said. African Town was the longest lasting black community in America and retained its ethnic identity longer than any other black community.Jordan Grice, freshman at Troy University, was among the university students who attended Diouf’s lecture. Grice attended the lecture for her U.S. History class.“I found it interesting to see Dr. Sylviane Diouf’s inspiration behind the book that she wrote,” Grice said. “I also appreciated the insight into the lives of specific Africans and Americas and the traditions that they have preserved.” Although 12 million Africans were forced to make the Middle Passage, little is known about the enslaved Africans.Diouf’s mission was to tell the story of those who endured such “unthinkable experiences.”Recently arrived Africans who made the passage were introduced to slavery and set apart from American born-slaves, who viewed them as “African savages.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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