Workers World Party holds Marxist classes in Philadelphia

first_imgOver the July 22-23 weekend, young activists and revolutionaries from Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, Boston and Durham, N.C., attended an educational weekend on Marxist-Leninist theory and practice hosted by the Philadelphia branch of Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

First Deadline to Finalize NAFTA

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News First Deadline to Finalize NAFTA By NAFB News Service – Sep 26, 2017 First Deadline to Finalize NAFTA SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter The United States now has a tentative timeline to complete the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. The Trump administration notified Congress Friday evening of expected changes to trade remedy law as a result of the ongoing trade talks. Notification is required at least 180 days before a trade agreement is signed, under the trade promotion authority law. The House Ways and Means Committee confirmed it received the notification. Trade promotion authority also requires the administration to give Congress another notification 90 days before signing the agreement and to publish the text of the pact 60 days before signing.The timeline puts March 22 as the first day a new NAFTA could be signed. However, to have the deal ready to sign, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer would have to reach a deal in December and publish the text in January.Source: NAFB News Service Previous articleHigher Bacon Prices This FallNext articleIndiana Drought Area Increases NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

“Disproportionate” prison sentence for newspaper editor who skipped military service

first_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” October 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Disproportionate” prison sentence for newspaper editor who skipped military service ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan to go further News News November 11, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Armenia Help by sharing this information center_img Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at the four-year prison sentence passed on Jamanak Erevan editor Arman Babajanian for evading military service, noting claims that it could have been politically-motivated. A court began a week ago to hear an appeal against the sentence, passed on 8 September.“We are stunned by the disproportionate nature of this sentence,” the press freedom organisation said. “Babajanian admitted evading military service (article 327 of the criminal code) but denied the charge of presenting false papers (article 324). Although he has cooperated with the authorities, he has been held without interruption since his arrest on 27 June.”Erevan Press Club president Boris Navasardian believes the case was probably politically motivated. “The sentences for this kind of offence are usually less than three years,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “There are also legal alternatives to imprisonment. Babajanian may have been dealt with severely because of the political nature of his work. Jamanak Erevan has been very critical of the Armenian authorities from the moment it was launched.”The daily Jamanak Erevan began being published in Armenia on 16 May after several years of being produced in Los Angeles. Babajanian was arrested less than two months after its launch in Erevan. Despite many protests and calls for his release, he spent his 30th birthday in prison. He has tried to continue working from prison, and managed to write an article for the 13 July issue about the 12-year-old dispute with Azerbaijan over the upper Karabakh region that was headlined “Peace is the only solution.” RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more News ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakhlast_img read more

Investigations Cannot Be Transferred Invoking Powers Under Section 406 CrPC: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesInvestigations Cannot Be Transferred Invoking Powers Under Section 406 CrPC: SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini19 Aug 2020 12:29 AMShare This – x”Only cases and appeals (not investigation) can be transferred.”The Supreme Court has observed that investigations cannot be transferred by invoking powers under Section 406 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed thus in the judgment delivered today in which he refused the Actress Rhea Chakroborthy’s plea seeking transfer of FIR registered in Bihar to Mumbai. The court held that Bihar police had jurisdiction to register…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that investigations cannot be transferred by invoking powers under Section 406 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed thus in the judgment delivered today in which he refused the Actress Rhea Chakroborthy’s plea seeking transfer of FIR registered in Bihar to Mumbai. The court held that Bihar police had jurisdiction to register FIR with respect to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput at the complaint of the actor’s father, and held the transfer to CBI valid.One of the issues considered by the court in this case was whether the Supreme Court has power to transfer investigation (not case or appeal) under Section 406 of the CrPC. The Bihar Government had objected to the maintainability of the Transfer Petition contending that investigations could not be transferred by invoking Section 406 CrPC.To answer this issue, the judge referred to the decision in Ram Chander Singh Sagar vs. State of Tamil Nadu (1978) 2 SCC 35 in which it was held that the power under Section 406 CrPC does not clothe the Court with the power to transfer investigations from one police station to another in the country simply because the first information or a remand report is for warded to a Court. The judge observed:The contrary references cited by the Petitioner where transfer of investigation was allowed, do not in any manner, refer to a determination on the question of competence to transfer investigation under Section 406. In the cited cases, relief was granted without any discussion of the law, ignoring the long standing ratio laid down in Ram Chander Singh Sagar (Supra). Having considered the contour of the power under section 406 CrPC, it must be concluded that only cases and appeals (not investigation) can be transferred.The court observed that Section 406 CrPC empowers the Supreme Court to transfer cases and appeals.It added:”The scope of exercise of this power is for securing the ends of justice. The precedents suggest that transfer plea under Section 406 CrPC were granted in cases where the Court believed that the trial may be prejudiced and fair and impartial proceedings cannot be carried on, if the trial continues.”The court referred to following observations made by Justice Krishna Iyer in Ram Chander Singh Sagar case. “The Code of Criminal Procedure clothes this Court with power under Section 406 to transfer a case or appeal from one High Court or a Court subordinate to one High Court to another High Court or to a Court subordinate thereto. But, it does not clothe this Court with the power to transfer investigations from one police station to another in the country simply because the first information or a remand report is for warded to a Court. Case DetailsCase name: Rhea Chakraborty Vs State of BiharCase no.: Transfer Petition (Crl.) No.225 of 2020Coram: Justice Hrishikesh RoyCounsel: Sr. Adv Shyam Divan, for the petitioner, Sr. Adv  Maninder Singh for State of Bihar, Sr. Adv Vikas Singh, Senior Advocates Dr. A.M. Singhvi and R. Basant for State of Maharashtra, and SG Mr. Tushar Mehta, for Union of India Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Letterkenny gets €1M Investment for major regeneration plan

first_img Letterkenny gets €1M Investment for major regeneration plan News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Letterkenny has secured €1million from a special Government regeneration fund to revitalise the town and promote enterprise.The funding will go towards creating a masterplan to improve the town centre, housing, public transport, create jobs and enterprise and modernise the overall environment of the town.The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund is one of four funds established under the National Development Plan 2018-2027.Donegal Minister Joe McHugh says more funding for the plan will be forthcoming but this is a good start:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleMcCurry, Coney & McGuigan back at Tyrone trailsNext articleFamily were in hotel when blaze broke out News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 26, 2018 Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

Nine Louisiana State University students arrested over fraternity hazing

first_imgBlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Nine members of a fraternity at Louisiana State University were arrested Thursday in connection to hazing activities that allegedly took place throughout the fall semester, officials said.The university confirmed that Charles Eugene Brakenridge, 23, Blake Andrew Chalin, 20, Cade Rain Duckworth, 23, Gaston Thomas Eymard, 23, Shakti P. Gilotra, 22, Joseph Dylan Harkrider, 19, Malcolm Richard McNiece, 23, Alexander Joseph Rozas, 23, and Garrett Joseph Sanders, 21, all were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges ranging from criminal hazing to felony battery.The young men, who are current and former students, all were members of the university’s now-closed chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.“This type of behavior is unacceptable and at complete odds with what we expect from our students. It does not belong at LSU,” Jason Droddy, interim vice president for strategic communications at Louisiana State University, said in a statement Thursday. “This is a sad day for the university, but one that illustrates the cultural shift occurring at LSU.”The Louisiana State University Police Department received a report of hazing involving the Delta Kappa Epsilon chapter on Jan. 18. Subsequent interviews with several pledges, or probationary members attempting to join the fraternity, determined that numerous hazing incidents took place throughout the fall semester, between Aug. 20 and Dec. 8, according to arrest affidavits.During interviews with police, pledges described incidents in which they were struck with a pipe, punched, kicked and slapped. Most pledges also spoke about an incident in which McNiece poured gasoline on a pledge, who then had trouble seeing because some of the fluid had gotten in his eyes and he had to rush to the shower, according to the arrest affidavits.One pledge described an incident in which he was forced to strip down to his underwear and climb into an ice machine that was filled with water and ice, where he was made to stay for 30 to 45 minutes and feared he would be “beaten up” if he didn’t obey. He was then taken out and made to lay on top of broken glass on a nearby basketball court. Another pledge was forced to lie face down next to him while they were both “sprayed with a hose, had milk crates thrown at them and were urinated on,” according to the arrest affidavits.The pledge told police that Duckworth was the individual who made him get into the ice machine and “actively participated” while he was lying on the basketball court, according to the arrest affidavits.Duckworth and McNiece are not registered students this semester, and Duckworth also was not enrolled in the fall 2018 semester, when the alleged hazing incidents occurred, the university said.Duckworth faces the most serious charges, including criminal hazing, felony battery and false imprisonment, according to the arrest affidavits.Duckworth, McNiece and the seven other defendants in the case did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.Delta Kappa Epsilon’s national organization said it cooperated with police in the investigation and “acted decisively” last month in shuttering its chapter at Louisiana State University “upon learning of extremely disturbing hazing allegations.”“In our ongoing educational programming regarding hazing prevention, we emphasize to our undergraduates that individuals should and will be held accountable for their actions,” the fraternal organization said in a statement Thursday. “We will continue our efforts to eliminate hazing where ever and whenever it occurs.”It’s not the first time fraternity members at the Louisiana State University have been investigated for hazing. In September 2017, 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver died after authorities said he and other pledges were forced to drink during an alleged hazing ritual at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity’s on-campus house.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Nation reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict: Live updates

first_imgCourt TV via ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — People across the United States responded to the guilty verdict that was reached in the murder trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged in the death of George Floyd.Chauvin was found guilty on all counts.Here’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern.Apr 20, 5:48 pmThe moment George Floyd’s family heard the verdictAs George Floyd’s family watched the verdict being read, they were overcome with emotion.Bystander video footage shown in court showed Floyd talking about his family while laying on the pavement under Chauvin’s knee.“Can’t believe this, man. Mom, love you. Love you. Tell my kids I love them. I’m dead,” he said.Apr 20, 5:37 pmA ‘turning point in American history,’ Floyd family lawyer saysBen Crump, one of the attorneys for George Floyd’s family that helped settle a $27 million civil lawsuit last month, called the Derek Chauvin case a “turning point in American history for accountability of law enforcement,” after the former Minneapolis police officer was convicted on all three counts in Floyd’s death.“Painfully earned justice has arrived for George Floyd’s family and the community here in Minneapolis, but today’s verdict goes far beyond this city and has significant implications for the country and even the world,” Crump said in a statement. “But it does not end here. We have not forgotten that the other three officers who played their own roles in the death of George Floyd must still be held accountable for their actions, as well.”Antonio M. Romanucci, another attorney on the legal team, said in a statement the verdict “reinforces significant police reforms underway in Minneapolis including use-of-force reporting, a requirement to keep body-worn cameras on, and a policy for officers to de-escalate non-threatening encounters by disengaging or walking away.”He called on Minnesota state lawmakers to pass The George Floyd Arbitration Reform Bill, and for the United States Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.In March, Minneapolis’ City Council approved a $27 million settlement to the family of George Floyd.Apr 20, 5:29 pmMinnesota governor calls verdict an ‘important step forward’Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz released a statement on Facebook after the verdict was read, calling it an “important step forward for justice in Minnesota.” However, he noted, the death of Daunte Wright on April 11 is a reminder that “our work has only begun.”“A year later, Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of murder and faces years behind bars,” Walz wrote. “But we know that accountability in the courtroom is only the first step.”“No verdict can bring George back, and my heart is with his family as they continue to grieve his loss. Minnesota mourns with you, and we promise the pursuit of justice for George does not end today,” he continued.“True justice for George only comes through real, systemic change to prevent this from happening again,” Walz said. “And the tragic death of Daunte Wright this week serves as a heartbreaking reminder that we still have so much more work to do to get there.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Flexible choices online

first_imgFlexible choices onlineOn 10 Aug 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Case study: Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community AssociationAbout the organisation Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association (Harca)manages about 5,000 homes in Poplar, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Itis a registered charity and was the first housing company set up to run formerlocal authority housing in an urban area. It has a diverse workforce of morethan 200 employees, from housing managers to environmental and communityworkers. The project A survey revealed that staff wanted more choice and flexibility when it cameto benefits. An external company was employed to create and deliver an onlineflexible benefits scheme. It had a number of objectives: to aid recruitmentwith flexible working differentiating it from other public sector employers; toimprove retention; to re-communicate and raise understanding and appreciationof the benefits package; and to align the benefits structure to the businessstrategy and assist in promoting culture change. System supplier Thomson Online Benefits, part of the Thomson Group plc and the secondlargest financial adviser in the UK,was founded in 2000 with a view to changing the way benefits are administratedand communicated. The approach Thomson carried out a survey and set up focus groups, involving a wide rangeof staff, to decide which benefits should be included. “We ran a competition for staff to vote on the branding of the scheme,and Poplar Benefits was chosen,” says Mustapha Jobe,manager of HR at Poplar Harca. “Consultation wasthe key to developing a scheme that staff really wanted. Staff andrepresentatives from the unions were involved from the beginning.” The solution Poplar Benefits runs on Poplar Harca’s intranet,which can also be accessed by employees at home. The benefits package agreedincludes buying and selling holidays, private medical insurance, annual healthchecks, dental insurance, tax-free PCs and a range of voluntary benefits. Someemployees have been trained as ‘flex champions’. Those workers who don’tnormally have access to a PC can sit down with a flex champion to access thesystem. Thomson helped Poplar Harca market the schemeinternally via articles in the newsletter, posters, postcards and even roadshows. “Our experience is that this greatlyincreases the take-up and interest in the scheme,” claims Chris Bruce,director of Thomson Online Benefits. Results No figures on take-up are available yet, as Poplar Harcais about to re-open the scheme in September, but it is reportedly high and hasreceived good feedback from staff. Thomson will be running further focus groupsto see what flex choices staff would like to see added. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Radiometric dating in geology

first_imgThe method of dating rocks and minerals is known as geochronology. Although in principle this term could be applied to estimation of relative ages according to traditional geological observation, it is nowadays usually restricted to the quantitative measurement of geological time using the constant-rate natural process of radioactive decay. 14C dating is a technique based on measuring the residual radioactivity of this isotope which decays exponentially from the time of death of organisms which extract it from the atmosphere (e.g. when a living tree becomes simply ‘wood’). The halflife of this decay is only 5600 years. Even using pre-concentration techniques and highly sensitive detectors, the practical range of the dating method does not extend back beyond about 100000 years-a period utterly insignificant in terms of the geological evolution of the Earth, which extends over the past 4500 million years. For geological dating one requires naturally occurring elements with much longer halflives. Most of the handful of appropriate decay schemes are listed. Most of the parent elements are rare metal constituents in the bulk chemical composition of the Earth. For such ‘trace’ elements it is generally convenient to express their concentration in natural materials in parts per million by weight (ppm) and even in the one case of a fairly common element (potassium) only a very small proportion occurs as the radioactive 40K. Also, some of the halflives are very long, even by geological reckoning, so that the actual level of natural radioactivity is rarely more than a few disintegrations per minute per gram.last_img read more

Ocean Systems Business Wins US Navy Contract

first_img View post tag: Systems View post tag: Naval View post tag: ocean View post tag: News by topic Ocean Systems Business Wins US Navy Contract View post tag: americas The contract is for the production of the Naval Acoustic Electromechanical Beacon (“NAE Beacon”) expendable countermeasure and includes a base year and two additional options for 2015 and 2016.The NAE Beacon device is designed to counter torpedo threats, performing pre-selected missions while suspended from a float and tether.Ultra is a recognised technical leader in undersea defence and electronics equipment and systems. The Group is a world leader in expendable acoustic countermeasures for submarines and surface ships and has designed, manufactured and delivered more than 10,000 expendable acoustic countermeasures to navies worldwide including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Spain and Turkey.Rakesh Sharma, Chief Executive of Ultra, commented: “I am pleased that the excellence of Ultra’s specialist acoustic countermeasure equipment has been recognised by the award of this contract by the United States Navy. It is a reflection of the importance of the “pivot to the Pacific” spoken about by the US Navy.”[mappress]Press Release, June 06, 2014; Image: View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: US Navy View post tag: business View post tag: contract Ultra announces that its Ocean Systems business (UEOS), located in Massachusetts, USA has been awarded a three-year contract totalling over US$19m from the US Navy. Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Ocean Systems Business Wins US Navy Contract June 6, 2014 View post tag: winslast_img read more