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Another adventure in the life of Buddy Bear.

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Dear Judy and Aurora, what is your favorite animal? I love when young folks like my stories! More to come, Unka Chaz charles towne September 29, 2019 at 10:55 am Please enter your comment! Reply October 8, 2019 at 3:03 pm Ahhh, I can see it now Donald, “Buddy Bears Adventures, and other Stuff!” God bless you my friend, Chaz October 1, 2019 at 2:45 pm September 29, 2019 at 6:15 am An enjoyable read. I’m thinking Buddy the Bear needs his own book of tales…???? I love a story with a good ending. Had Brutimous managed to catch Buddy it would have resulted in an unbearable ending. Keep the stories coming – they make my Sunday mornings very enlightening. Reply Reply Dear CSG, if my stories can touch you in so many ways I guess it is all good so I reckon I will keep on writing. I am considering including my other animal friends in these stories. May you be greatly blessed in all ways, Chaz Reply Mike McFadden My brother leonardo, so true, so very true. Bless you and yours pal. Chaz October 1, 2019 at 10:56 am Reply Reply 18 COMMENTS I just read this aloud to my eight year old granddaughter, Aurora, Kurt’s daughter. She said, “That was very nice. I loved the story. Are there more to read?” So, now on to another. September 29, 2019 at 8:38 am Reply Reply Faithy my dear dotter, Yes, as much as it makes me sad to say it Brutimous definitely needs an attitude adjustment! Bless you all, your Daddy,Chaz InspirationBy Charles TowneLife for a little bear is fraught with many dangers. Infant mortality is so great that approximately three out of four young bears don’t make it past their 4th birthday.Many young bears commit bearicide by dashing out in front of speeding vehicles, and we all know that bears climb trees. What most people don’t know is that bears sometimes fall and end up either killed outright or they die from injuries sustained from their falls. Another cause of infant mortality is large males killing little bears thus forcing the females into premature estrous, thus ensuring that her next cubs will be his.)Buddy Bear was eating mast in the large oak grove. Mast is another name for acorns which all bears dearly love. I mean, they eat acorns like you and I eat hot buttered popcorn!Buddy was laying on his tummy pigging out on those delicious acorns when suddenly he jumped up and stared at the surrounding forest.  Something, he knew not what, had alarmed him. As he stared at his surroundings he was listening as well, but more than anything he was using his nose.Buddy’s sense of smell is very keen.There is a tale that goes like this… “A leaf fell in the forest.  A fox traveling through the forest heard the leaf fall. An eagle flying high above the forest saw the leaf fall, but the bear, sound asleep in his den on the other side of the forest suddenly awoke and said to his wife, “Hmm, I just smelled a leaf fall!”  His wife, not to be outdone said, “Yes dear, but did you smell the little mouse the leaf fell on?”Well, you get the idea.Buddy Bear suddenly stood up on his hindermost footsies, sniffed real deep, and started running to one of the large oak trees.Just in time, he was too for he heard something behind him and he knew that it was Brutimous Bear!Buddy just barely made it to the oak tree when Brutimous snapped his jaws and just barely missed catching our young friend.Buddy dashed up the tree and Brutimous started climbing behind him.Oh, I am here to tell you that Brutimous was angry!  He snarled and grumbled at Buddy, threatening him with mayhem, and worse!Buddy climbed up that oak tree until he came to a large limb and he ran out on that limb with Brutimous right on his heels.Brutimous bear growled great and dire threats at buddy bear.Buddy kept climbing out on the big branch and Brutimous kept following him, but, as Buddy climbed out on that big limb, the big limb got smaller and smaller!Now I want you to know that as that branch got smaller and smaller, Brutimous seemed to get bigger and bigger and the limb was not designed to hold Brutimous bear’s weight, and the limb began to sag!  Oh, was Brutimous bear angry!   He knew that if he kept following Buddy bear the limb would break and down, down, down would come the two of them!Brutimous lost his temper and slapped the limb which was a big mistake because when he slapped the limb he lost his balance and almost fell!Finally, Brutimous realized his danger and made his way back to the trunk of the tree, and then down to the ground, and finally to safety.  As Brutimous walked away out of sight, Buddy bear laughed a little bear laugh and sighed a big sigh of relief, and then he made his way to a broad spot on the big limb and would you believe it, he laid down and did something that all bears, big and small, are very good at, he got comfortable, sighed, and took a nap.Feature photo by Charles Towne Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Good for Buddy!!! Glad he was saved in the end!!! Brutimous needs a nap, he seems a bit grumpy! Love the story…love the author even more!!! Dear NH, Buddy would like that very much. It could happen! Chaz LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply September 29, 2019 at 8:12 am September 29, 2019 at 2:04 am Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear NH You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 29, 2019 at 10:49 am September 29, 2019 at 9:44 am September 30, 2019 at 7:18 amcenter_img charles towne CSG Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleAnuvia Plant Nutrients to reopen Mosaic Plant City facility as second Florida locationNext articleRising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida’s Gulf Coast Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Richard charles towne Hey Mike, everybody likes a happy ending and that is surely a fact isn’t it? The life of a little bear is full of suspense as you can see. Hopefully we hooman beans can learn to preserve all life, at least this is our goal. May Papa God bless you all, Chaz September 30, 2019 at 9:23 pm September 29, 2019 at 10:11 am charles towne Reply Dear Brother Charlitos !!! Animal stories embrace me !!! We hope and wish we could hike, walk and run with Buddy, Brotimous, Rufo and every animal … Has the time passed we realized that the most beautiful living creatures are Animals. Us, we acting bad and worse. Pray to PapaGod to give us common sense for mantein our planet longer.Big Hughs Brother Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Richard, now why didn’t anyone else catch that “going out on a limb” thing? You are one very astute dude my friend. Sam, sorry about that, chaz (Dear reader, in case you didn’t guess, the picture of the big bear at the beginning of this story is Brutimous bear. He is a very biggg bear! Chaz charles towne September 29, 2019 at 9:00 am Don Young Most adult bears look larger than they actually are because of their heavy black coat, but that is a biggg bear! A Friend October 6, 2019 at 11:27 am Reply Never been a big fan of bears, figured they might eat me. But, I am starting to really like Buddy Bear! Keep his stories coming. He needs his own book of life! October 1, 2019 at 6:34 am charles towne Reply Leo September 29, 2019 at 10:37 am Judith Hankes Reply charles towne Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I just love these bear stories of yours, Chuck! They make me smile, they make me laugh and sometimes, they make me cry.It’s all about nature, outdoors and just plain life. I am, and always will be, a lover of happy endings.So thanks, Chuck, for a story that made me smile. God bless you. a friend Reply Faith Fowler Finally,validation that going out on a limb CAN be a good thing, sometimes! Keep the stories coming Sam, sorry I mean Chaz! September 30, 2019 at 7:47 am charles towne Reply last_img read more

Fly Out House / Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects Associates

first_imgCopyHouses•Toyohashi, Japan Projects Photographs Save this picture!© Satoshi Asawaka+ 15 Share “COPY” 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/770292/fly-out-house-tatsuyuki-takagi-architects-associates Clipboard Fly Out House / Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects AssociatesSave this projectSaveFly Out House / Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects Associates photographs:  Satoshi AsawakaPhotographs:  Satoshi AsawakaText description provided by the architects. This Japanese family home by TTAA/Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects Associates is arranged as a mixture structure. It’s low cost, but was realized an impressive space.Save this picture!© Satoshi AsawakaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedThe site has a difference in height, facing the canal. The opposite bank of the canal has been running a typical heavy traffic commuting roads of Japan.Save this picture!© Satoshi AsawakaI made the volume of housing so as to put off the line of sight ahead of such canals and roads, cylindrical. We have created the inside-outeside space in its jumping volume.Save this picture!First Floor PlanLiving and the space became a mixture space, such as ”ENNGAWA” is a middle area which is a Buffer space to adjust the temperature and humidity. This space has won harmony with the openness and the surrounding environment.Save this picture!© Satoshi AsawakaBy also the only base part made by concrete and the cantilever structure be in general wooden structure on it.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe client is a family of mid 30s with a child. As the husband collects automobile as his hobby, a parking space to fit all three of his collection, and also a open wide living area with sense of building material, were requested. Save this picture!© Satoshi AsawakaGenerally speaking, clients in Japan will ask for a blueprint after land property has been purchased. However in this case, the client came to us before the purchase, so it became our target to bring the most effective cost between which sort of land to purchase, and the design to be build on top.Save this picture!© Satoshi AsawakaTo leave most of the budget on the living area, this project began by proposing a blueprint which will provide enough parking space, and create comfortable space by taking an advantage of less valued sloping land. Save this picture!SectionThus, this project can be considered a total design. The design not only for the house, but the original landscape as well.Project gallerySee allShow lessStanislavsky Electrotheatre / WowhausSelected ProjectsHouse in Chiyosaki / Coo PlanningSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Year: center_img “COPY” 2015 Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/770292/fly-out-house-tatsuyuki-takagi-architects-associates Clipboard Fly Out House / Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects Associates Japan Architects: Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects Associates Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTatsuyuki Takagi Architects AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesToyohashiJapanPublished on July 17, 2015Cite: “Fly Out House / Tatsuyuki Takagi Architects Associates” 16 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

House in Bungotakada / Yabashi Architect & Associates

first_imgSave this picture!© Tetsuya Yashiro+ 17 Share “COPY” 2017 Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, NIPPON STEEL, Sumikin, lauanSave this picture!© Tetsuya YashiroRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEALightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The owner’s request was a spacious and bright living room, a plan that felt family signs, a sleeping space for guests. There are various forms satisfying this demand. I studied a format that is one of them. In order to secure the cost and brightness, we decided not to rely on a unit called a joinery or wall based room but a gentle segment method.Save this picture!© Tetsuya YashiroWhile repeating the study, by partitioning the large airspace by the floor only, the level difference creates a place and discovers the state where the state of light and the height regulate the quality of the space, and they substitute for walls and fittings It became a three-dimensional configuration that divides the space.Save this picture!© Tetsuya YashiroSave this picture!© Tetsuya YashiroEach space is not independent as a room and is always connected to some space. The connection of the unclosed space will share light and wind, and even the boundary will be shared. Sitting down at the boundary of space, reading books, leaving yourself are done beyond the space area. Floor and space quality of various levels are integrated under a symbolic roof, and the framework that it represents has literally been a framework supporting housing as being beyond structural implications.Save this picture!© Tetsuya YashiroProject gallerySee allShow lessShidao Resort / Duoxiang StudioSelected ProjectsStreetlight Tagpuro / Eriksson Furunes + Leandro V. Locsin Partners + BoaseSelected Projects Share House in Bungotakada / Yabashi Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse in Bungotakada / Yabashi Architect & Associates House in Bungotakada / Yabashi Architect & Associates Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883143/house-in-bungotakada-yabashi-architect-and-associates Clipboard Year:  Projects Architects: Yabashi Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Japan ArchDaily Area:  101 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883143/house-in-bungotakada-yabashi-architect-and-associates Clipboard Photographs:  Tetsuya Yashiro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Bungotakada, Japan “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeYabashi Architect & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBungotakadaJapanPublished on November 08, 2017Cite: “House in Bungotakada / Yabashi Architect & Associates” 07 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“零”私密住宅,让房子做‘光合作用’ House in Bungotakada / 矢桥彻建筑设计事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

No crisis of trust, but salaries and admin costs are main drivers of negativity toward charities

first_imgWhen comparing the responses of the people who had become more negative about charities over the past three years with those who had become more positive, some differences began to emerge. On executive salaries, 49% of negative people thought this was something charities did wrong compared with 40% of positive people. On running costs the difference was 36% (negative), compared to 23% (positive).But there was not such a big discrepancy when it came to feeling pressured into donating, with 32% of negative respondents and 28% of their positive counterparts believing charities apply too much pressure.The report also records that 51% thought that fundraising was a role that charities ought to perform. NPC’s report argues its finding “suggest that the public does not have a problem with fundraising per se”. What people think charities do wrongly Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Management Research / statistics 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. The ongoing “lurid” media and government scrutiny of charities – particularly over CEO salaries and the lobbying bill – has not led to any kind of crisis in trust in charities, the CEO of one on the UK’s leading market research firms said this week.However, what increased negative feeling there is among the public does seem to be driven by the salaries issue, along with concern about running costs.Speaking at the launch of the latest report by New Philanthropy Capital, Bob Duffy, managing director of IPSOS-Mori, said that the numbers of people saying they trusted charities had stayed consistently around 65-68% since 2005.“With all these lurid media stories, we would expect it to have some sort of impact. Everyone is looking for a crisis of trust but we just don’t see it happening,” he said. “In fact the balance of opinion is more positive than negative.”[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]16% of people thought CEOs should be paid nothing at all.[/quote]Presenting finds from NPC’s report – Mind the Gap: What the Public Thinks About Charities – Duffy pointed out that 31 per cent of people said they had become more positive about charities over the last three years compared to the 23% who had become more negative. “That is not a bad result,” he said.How people think charities get things wrongThe amount that charities spend on executive salaries topped the list of the things people thought charities did wrong, cited by 42% of the 1,035 respondents polled by IPSOS/Mori. And 16% of people thought CEOs should be paid nothing at all.Other main concerns were not being transparent about how money is spent (36%), spending too much abroad (29%) and spending too much on running costs (26%). Advertisement Photo: mind the gap by gmacfadyen on Flickr.com Howard Lake | 7 March 2014 | News Public concerns about charities No crisis of trust, but salaries and admin costs are main drivers of negativity toward charities Just under a third (29%) thought charities put to much pressure on people to donate – the joint third biggest complaint – while 14% agreed with the statement “you never see the benefits of your donation”.[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]the public does not have a problem with fundraising per se[/quote]  43 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

¡Pablo vive! ¡Muerte a la economía “gig”!

Memorial para Pablo Avenando, atropellado en su bicicleta mientras reparte comida.Filadelfia 23 de mayo – Unos doscientos amigas/os, compañeras/os de trabajo y familiares se reunieron aquí el 19 de mayo para celebrar la vida de Pablo Avendano. A pesar de la persistente lluvia, las/os oradores subieron a una camioneta estacionada cerca del sitio donde lo mataron en la calle 10 y Spring Garden. Hablaron de por qué era tan amado en la comunidad activista progresista de Filadelfia.Avendano, de 34 años, montaba una bicicleta para el servicio de entrega de alimentos Caviar el 12 de mayo cuando fue atropellado por un automóvil y luego otro automóvil le pasó por encima durante una fuerte tormenta nocturna. Pablo trabajaba a tiempo completo para Sparrow, un servicio de mensajería, pero también estaba trabajando un turno de noche en Caviar para equilibrar sus ingresos hasta llegar a fin de mes.Mientras que algunos medios y artículos de prensa han convertido esta tragedia en un problema sobre la necesidad de carriles protegidos para bicicletas en la ciudad con más ciclismo en los Estados Unidos, otros han planteado que la economía ‘gig’ fue la causa real de la muerte del inmigrante argentino.Avendano era uno de los millones de trabajadoras/es que obtienen un ingreso insuficiente con el empleo precario. Atrapados en un círculo vicioso, se ven obligadas/os a trabajar extra con Uber, alquilando sus casas a través de Airbnb o entregando alimentos y otros productos básicos utilizando sus propios automóviles, bicicletas o casas para poder llegar a fin de mes.La mayoría de los nuevos trabajos de los que presume ha creado el presidente Trump son trabajos “gig”, precarios o “compartidos”, que no proporcionan salarios dignos. A pesar de que las compañías podrían emplear a miles de estas/os trabajadores, no tienen derecho a salarios y beneficios semanales ni están cubiertas/os por seguridad laboral ni otras regulaciones. En los libros de contadores y reguladores del gobierno, son tratados como “contratistas independientes” y se ven obligados a aceptar trabajo a destajo, bajos salarios y pocos beneficios en condiciones a menudo peligrosas, mientras que los ejecutivos y propietarios adinerados obtienen grandes ganancias.Cuando llueve, nieva o es demasiado peligroso estar en las carreteras es cuando muchas personas piden alimentos por entregas. Debido a que menos ciclistas están dispuestas/os a hacer entregas bajo esas circunstancias, Caviar ofrece incentivos salariales. Avendano trabajó en condiciones oscuras y lluviosas ese 12 de mayo, con la esperanza de aprovechar una mayor paga por entrega.Las/os compañeros de Avendano están exigiendo que Caviar pague todos los gastos del funeral y el viaje de su familia; que se reclasifique a las/os mensajeros como empleados, no como contratistas independientes; que se pague a sus trabajadoras/es un salario digno, comenzando en $20 por hora con beneficios de salud, pago de riesgo y reembolso de reparación y mantenimiento de bicicletas; y que se respete el derecho de las/os trabajadores a organizar un sindicato.La compañera de Avendano, Anna Marie Drolet, dijo a las/os congregados: “Pablo se preocupaba por lo que estaba sucediendo en el mundo. Murió porque traía comida a personas con dinero que eran demasiado vagas para salir a comprar la suya”.El activista local George Ciccariello-Maher dijo, “Pablo era un esclavo asalariado que murió porque los ricos ganan más dinero al no pagar salarios y beneficios más altos. Él no era nada para ellos”.Sus amigas/os han organizado una recaudación de fondos para ayudar a pagar sus gastos de funeral en gofundme.com/all-out-for-pablito.Un comunicado de prensa firmado por “Camaradas y amigas/os de Pablo Avendano” termina diciendo: “Pablo era un amante de la vida y un luchador apasionado por los derechos de las/os trabajadores, así como por la igualdad racial y económica. Honramos su memoria al mantener su compromiso de hacer del mundo un lugar mejor al tomar su lucha como la nuestra”.Nota de traducción: La economía “gig” se refiere a los contratos de trabajo temporales e inciertos que no le ofrecen garantías a sus trabajadoras/es, a quienes se les considera “contratistas” y por lo tanto, no tienen ningún o muy pocos beneficios.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more

Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan

first_img #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Halykov found the photo of the visiting WHO experts on the Instagram account of a former classmate, who was harassed by the authorities after they spotted it on the Turkmen.news site, which specializes in covering human rights in Turkmenistan. March 13, 2020 Find out more Credit: Turkmen.news Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the OSCE’s new representative on freedom of the media to press for the release of a journalist in Turkmenistan – one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists – who has been jailed for simply posting a photo on a news website. Receive email alerts News “Turkmenistan is a black hole for news and information,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The media are completely controlled by the state and few journalists take the risk of doing independent reporting. Nurgeldi Halykov’s conviction exemplifies the absurdity of the trumped-up charges used by the authorities to gag the free press’s few remaining representatives. He risks being tortured in prison. We urge the authorities to free him at once and we ask Teresa Ribeiro, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s representative on freedom of the media, to firmly condemn his arbitrary detention.” Halykov’s family was reluctant to talk about the case because it was hoping that he would be amnestied on International Day of Neutrality, which is celebrated on 12 December. This didn’t happen. Turkmenistan is one of the world’s most closed countries and, despite an increase in “pneumonia” cases, is one of the world’s only two countries to have not yet recognized any Covid-19 cases. The other is North Korea. RSF_en TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Covid19ImprisonedFreedom of expressionPredatorsJudicial harassment President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov continues a policy of systematically persecuting journalists working for independent media. Those failing to present Turkmenistan in a “positive light” are subjected to arbitrary arrest. They have included two correspondents of Radio Azatlyk (the local branch of US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) – Khudayberdy Allashov, who was detained for illegal possession of chewing tobacco in 2017, and Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who spent three years in prison on a trumped-up charge of drug possession. Sentenced on 15 September to four years in prison on a trumped-up charge of fraud, Nurgeldi Halykov, 26, has been held since 13 July, the day after he reposted a photo of a visiting World Health Organization delegation on Turkmen.news, a website based in the Netherlands for which he works clandestinely. News December 18, 2020 – Updated on December 21, 2020 Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan March 21, 2019 Find out more The former classmate deleted the photo and asked Halykov if he was the person who had reposted it. Halykov was then promptly summoned to a police station and placed in preventive detention. He was finally charged on 26 July with fraud in connection with a debt he allegedly failed to repay at the start of the year. It was a former friend, tennis champion Yuriy Rogusskiy, who ended up filing the complaint about the debt. Help by sharing this information Turkmenistan bans journalist Soltan Achilova from travelling abroad March 31, 2020 Find out more News Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan to go further TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Covid19ImprisonedFreedom of expressionPredatorsJudicial harassment Turkmenistan is ranked 179th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Turkmenistanlast_img read more

CBI v. States: A Threat To Co-operative Federalism?

first_imgColumnsCBI v. States: A Threat To Co-operative Federalism? Gauri Thampi & Tellmy Jolly2 Nov 2020 11:30 PMShare This – xThis is not the first time India’s premier investigating agency CBI is under scrutiny. Since it’s very inception the institution invited unsolicited deliberations over its controversies rather than its often short lived triumphs. Recently, ex CBI Chief Nageshwar Rao tweeting Swami Agnivesh’s death as ‘good riddance’ attracted criticism on social media. This conduct from someone who was…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?LoginThis is not the first time India’s premier investigating agency CBI is under scrutiny. Since it’s very inception the institution invited unsolicited deliberations over its controversies rather than its often short lived triumphs. Recently, ex CBI Chief Nageshwar Rao tweeting Swami Agnivesh’s death as ‘good riddance’ attracted criticism on social media. This conduct from someone who was once at the helm of CBI further befouled the integrity of the institution, which is already withering under its lost glory. The latest addition to these woes is the general consent conundrum where multiple states have proceeded to withdraw their consent to CBI investigation in connection with the ongoing cases in their jurisdiction. Amongst the several issues of constitutionality, credibility, and political interference faced by the CBI the issue of general consent is at the core of the crisis edging towards a slow death of the institution. There has always been a silent ongoing tone of displeasure between the state governments and the CBI which in the subsequent years became very loud and obvious. Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946 requires the CBI to obtain the consent of the state government before conducting investigation in a particular state thereby limiting its jurisdiction as provided under Section 5 of the Act. In case of ‘general consent’ the CBI does not have to obtain the prior permission of the state government before investigation. When a state withdraws general consent, CBI officers lose the powers to conduct investigation in the concerned state. In order to register a new case, the agency has to seek specific consent from the State government. As a result, it stalls registration of new cases. And over the years, general consent has been used as a tool of political rivalry between the centre and state. Karnataka is one state that withdrew the general consent multiple times in the past. In November 2018, Andhra Pradesh withdrew general consent owing to the State’s ruling party TDPs fears that the BJP was misusing its powers by influencing the central agency to target the ministers of the ruling party. Soon after this, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee showcased her support in the stance taken by TDP in Andhra Pradesh by withdrawing general consent in her state. Chhattisgarh became the third state during the BJP reign to withdraw the general consent in January 2019 during the CBI and Alok Verma row. Following the league, Rajasthan withdrew general consent on January 2020 after BJP called for a CBI investigation in the state against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on leakage of audio tapes with regard to horse trading charges. In a recent turn of events, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government withdrew general consent owing to dissatisfaction of the interference of the Central Government in opting CBI investigation. This was in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case and the TRP scam. In the present matter, CBI took over the investigation carried by the Mumbai Police on the basis of secondary FIRs that were filed in BJP ruling states. The State government feels that central government was trying to settle political scores using CBI. Amidst the continuing tensions, CPI(M) led Kerala government is also considering to withdraw the general consent for protecting the state’s interest in the Life Mission Project. The state government puts forth that the CBI probe will discredit the LDF Government, by misuing the the consent granted. The above examples set a common pattern where general consent is withdrawn by states that are ruled by opposition parties vis à vis the ruling party at the centre which more or less is a reflection of the existing political tussle between the union and the states. In this Union v. States debate, it becomes impossible to weigh the consequences and determine the wrongdoer. As the issue of General Consent has brought out a joint expression of displeasure at the CBI or rather the union government, it only shows how politicised the institution has become. In effect, withdrawal of general consent will not influence the functioning of the CBI beyond measure as the judiciary can always step up to provide a middle ground by directing CBI investigation in a state (as held in State of West Bengal v. Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights). However, seemingly this will put the judiciary in the title of an admonishing parent mediating a dispute between two constantly fighting children. This endangers the concept of separation of powers requiring judicial intervention over executive action on a regular basis. The Supreme Court in a multitude of cases has recognised the facet of federalism as a basic structure of the constitution. While analysing the concept of federalism as applying to the Indian context different jurists have provided differing views terming India as ‘quasi-federal’ or ‘asymmetrically federal’. The Supreme Court in the Swaraj Abhiyan Case (V) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Case inclined towards a concept of ‘co-operative federalism’ or ‘pragmatic federalism’ which fosters compromise and deliberation. The essence of federalism lies in the sharing of legal sovereignty between the centre and states, which is facilitated through the demarcation of the legislative and executive powers. This is the idea behind the three lists in the 7th schedule of the Indian Constitution – the union list, state list and the concurrent list. Entry 2 of the List II made ‘Police’ a state subject conferring exclusive domain to the state to make laws regarding the same. However, the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act which establishes the CBI continues to function as a central agency carrying out its functions as ‘Police’. This was one of the contentions in Navendra Kumar v. Union of India which challenged the constitutionality of CBI. While declaring the CBI as unconstitutional the court also analysed the constitutional assembly debates. On an evaluation of the legislative intent behind ‘investigation’ as under ‘Central Bureau of Intelligence and Investigation’ in the Union List, the constituent assembly debates point out that investigation here only mean a general enquiry and not investigation under CrPC that is under the purview of police which is exclusively a state subject. Therefore, the constitutionally demarcated lines are quite clear between the centre and state when it comes to police and investigation in theory, albeit problematic in practice. The concept of CBI is more advanced involving specialized information, technical knowledge whilst incorporating extra territorial operation. If the underlying issues of the institution are fixed, the CBI can have a beneficial existence which adequately fills the gaps in the functioning of the state police. The ongoing polemics surrounding the central and state governments in the matter of general consent has led to a state of coercive federalism. This has put the central agency in a bad light as it is assumed to be persuaded by the central government to settle political scores against the state governments. This can be resolved on compartmentalizing the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders involved in the matter. Defining the circumstances where the cases will be transferred to the central agency for investigation thereby following a structure of complementary jurisdiction would resolve jurisdictional ambiguity surrounding the CBI. Following the European principle of subsidiarity, framing definite grounds on which state governments can restrict general consent or transfer cases to CBI for a higher-level investigation can aid in reducing the friction between the central and state governments. Most importantly, giving statutory recognition to CBI will provide it with constitutional recognition independent of its existence from DSPE Act. A comprehensive system involving the co-operation of legislature, executive and judiciary can revamp and revive the lost glory of CBI.Views are personal(Gauri Thampi P is an Advocate at the High court of Kerala and Tellmy Jolly, is a Law graduate)Next Storylast_img read more

UPDATE: Suspect at large after shots fired on Dryden Road

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. – Police spent several hours Tuesday outside a residence on the 1100 block of Dryden Road after reports of shots fired. In an update Tuesday night, police said after several unsuccessful attempts to reach the man inside, they made entry and found he was no longer there.Residents within a one-mile radius of the incident were urged to shelter in place Tuesday afternoon, and traffic was diverted for hours. As of 11:30 p.m., New York State Police say the shelter in place has been lifted and the road has reopened. Now, police are searching for 31-year-old Eric J. McLaurin, who police say fired a shot from the residence of 1132 Dryden Road.In a brief update at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Trooper Aga Dembinska, public information officer for New York State Police Troop C, said at about 2:41 p.m. March 12, state police in Ithaca received a report of shots fired.“At this point in time it is a fluid situation,” Dembinska said. “No one has been injured.” Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: In an update around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said when they were first called Tuesday, a woman and child were reportedly in the residence but had left on their own accord by the time officers arrived. For several hours, police closed off the 1100 block of Dryden Road between Baker Hill and Turkey Hill roads.Eric J. McLaurin. (Photo provided by New York State Police.“After making several unsuccessful attempts to make contact with McLaurin, members of SORT (Special Operations Response Team) were able to make entry and learned McLaurin was not in the residence,” police said.Police are now searching for McLaurin, who is described as a black male, with hazel eyes and black hair. McLaurin is 5’10 and weighs approximately 160 pounds. Anyone who sees McLaurin is asked not to approach him, but to call 911 or Tompkins County Dispatch at 607-272-2444.NYSP are redirecting traffic away from the 1100 block of Dryden Road/Rt 366 after a report of shots fired. (Kelsey O’Connor/Ithaca Voice) NYSP are redirecting traffic away from the 1100 block of Dryden Road/Rt 366 after a report of shots fired. (Kelsey O’Connor/Ithaca Voice)New York State Police, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, and Ithaca Police Department assisted.Police said they will remain in the area throughout the night.This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. This story was last updated at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday.Featured image: Law enforcement respond to an incident on the 1100 block of Dryden Road. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor center_img Tagged: ithaca police department, new york state police, public safety, tompkins county sheriff’s office Kelsey O’Connor last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 7th

first_img Google+ Facebook By News Highland – December 7, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Previous articleGAA Preview: Red Hughs not taking Dunedin Connollys lightly ahead of All-Ireland Quarter-FinalNext articleIrish Water works at Illies Plant progressing News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 7th Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday December 7th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/07news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more

Two angling initiatives in Donegal granted funding

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – September 16, 2019 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Two angling initiatives in Donegal have been granted funding through Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Sponsorship Programme for 2019.€30,000 is being made available to 87 projects and initiatives across the country.Defence Forces Sea Angling Club for the All Army Sea Angling Competition which takes place in Rathmullan and the Irish Federation of Sea Angling Youth Initiative Da which took place in Killybegs are two of the initiatives and projects across the country allocated funding under the programme.Angling clubs and federations applied to the programme, which is a funding mechanism of the National Strategy for Angling Development, for support in hosting angling competitions, conservation events and novice coaching programmes.Dr Ciaran Byrne, CEO of Inland Fisheries says the grants help those who are partaking in angling for the first time and to support angling communities in promoting the angling product. Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Two angling initiatives in Donegal granted funding Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday September 16thNext articleKerry Brown scores in Ireland’s win over Greece News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Newslast_img read more