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Pascal Blake set to join Letterkenny Town Council


first_img Pascal Blake set to join Letterkenny Town Council Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articlePascal Blake set to join Letterkenny Town CouncilNext articleHusband says wife has not been and never will be the same again after assault News Highland Facebook WhatsApp News Letterkenny Town Council will co-opt a new member tonight to replace Senator Jimmy Harte, with local businessman and undertaker Pascal Blake set to join the authority as a Labour member.Mr Blake is also a Peace Commissioner, and last month was appointed a Commissioner for Oaths. Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – June 13, 2011 Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more


Criminal Trial Deficiencies: Supreme Court Seeks High Courts’ Response On ‘Draft Rules Of Criminal Practice’


first_imgTop StoriesCriminal Trial Deficiencies: Supreme Court Seeks High Courts’ Response On ‘Draft Rules Of Criminal Practice’ Radhika Roy27 Oct 2020 4:07 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday, during the suo moto proceedings related to inadequacies and inefficiencies in the criminal trial system, sought the response of all High Courts on the implementation of Draft Rules of Criminal Practice prepared by the amici curiae.Senior Advocate Luthra, one of the amici curiae appointed by the court in the suo moto matter, suggested that the High Courts should…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 on Tuesday, during the suo moto proceedings related to inadequacies and inefficiencies in the criminal trial system, sought the response of all High Courts on the implementation of Draft Rules of Criminal Practice prepared by the amici curiae.Senior Advocate Luthra, one of the amici curiae appointed by the court in the suo moto matter, suggested that the High Courts should adopt the draft criminal rules by adopting them in the administrative side.”We have tried to have a synchronized system all over India so that there is a rationalization of processes”, he said.Luthra told the bench that the draft rules were framed after serving notice to all High Courts and after hearing the views of those HCs which responded.  However, the Apex Court, in the interest of justice, sought to hear the High Courts’ response to the same before issuing any such directions.”Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra states that draft rules have been prepared after notice to HC and after hearing those HCs which responded. Nevertheless,  in the interests of justice, we should hear the High Courts before taking decision on framing rules”, the bench comprising CJI SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao observed in the order.The matter will be considered after four weeks.Criminal Law Reforms: Amicus Curiae Submits Draft ‘Criminal Rules Of Practice’ Before SC [Read Report]In March 2017, the Supreme Court had taken suo moto cognizance on the issue of “inadequacies and inefficiencies in the criminal trial” based on suggestions of Senior Advocate R. Basant.It had been highlighted by Basant that though there were beneficial provisions in the Rules of some High Courts which ensured that certain documents, such as list of witnesses and the list of exhibit/material objects referred to, were annexed to the judgement and the order itself of the trial court, these features did not exist in the Rules of some other High Courts.He suggested that, in the interest of better administration of criminal justice and to usher in a certain amount of uniformity, and acceptance of best practices prevailing over various parts of India, the Supreme Court may consider the issue of certain general guidelines to be followed across the board by all Criminal Courts in the country.Post consideration of the same, the Supreme Court issued notice to the Registrar-General of all High Courts and the Chief Secretaries/the Administrators and the Advocates-General/Senior Standing Counsel of all the States/Union Territories, so that general consensus could be arrived at on the need to amend the relevant Rules of Practice/ Criminal Manuals to bring about uniform best practices across the country.Senior Advocates Sidharth Luthra and R. Basant were then appointed as amicus curiae in the matter.In March 2020, pursuant to the directions issued by the Supreme Court, the amici submitted a Report outlining the Draft Rules of Criminal Practice, 2020. The Draft Rules were prepared after receiving responses from 15 States/Union Territories and 21 High Courts in order to recognize the diverse practices prevalent in various States and High Courts and to ensure that the same was compliant with the Code of Criminal Procedure. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


Volunteer EMT corps: ‘Nothing compares’ to what they’re seeing in NJ town


first_imgABC News(TEANECK, N.J.) — In Teaneck, New Jersey, volunteer EMTs are constantly answering potential and confirmed COVID-19 calls, sometimes wearing mechanics overalls to protect themselves from being exposed.“We have never seen anything like this before ever in our history,” said Jacob Finkelstein, captain of Teaneck Volunteer Ambulatory Corps. “We’ve been around for a long time since 1939. I’ve heard from members who’ve been here through other, similar, situations through AIDS, through SARS. Nothing compares to what we are seeing now in Teaneck.” ABC News spent a few hours with the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulatory Corps as its members responded to calls in the community.On Monday, EMTs responded to an elderly woman with a suspected case of COVID-19 who died before they arrived; a man in his 70s with a high fever and cough whose family said he’d tested positive for the virus but had been sent home; and two more older men who were taken to the hospital with fevers.In March, Mohammed Hameeduddin, the mayor of Teaneck, called the town “ground zero” for the infections in the state.At that time, he told ABC News that he had asked the town’s more than 41,000 residents to self-quarantine and only leave their homes for food and medicine. Schools, municipal buildings, parks and other places people could congregate were also closed.From suiting up in full personal protective equipment, commonly known as PPE, to decontaminating their ambulances after a call, members of the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulatory Corps said they treated every emergency 911 call as a potential COVID-19 case.The team said the city had seen at least 500 confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 20 deaths.They also said they were receiving double the amount of calls these days — an average of 25 a day — with less than half of their staff on duty.Eric Orgen, a member of the corps since 1994, said normally the volunteer group had about 120 active members. The team is currently down to about 40 to 50.Orgen said some members, who ranged in age from 15 to 75, were considered high risk or had family members who were high risk. These members helped in other ways, including holding a drive last week to collect food and equipment.Orgen said that some of the volunteer EMTs had even tested positive for coronavirus after being exposed while responding to calls.The EMTs wear full PPE when they respond to calls. Finkelstein, however, said some PPE items like gowns were not available. Members even turned to wearing mechanics overalls to protect themselves.“We’ve had to come up with some creative solutions to fill in for those missing items,” said Finkelstein, who noted that other volunteer EMT squads had been forced to stop answering calls due to the pandemic.Orgen had worked with the group since 1994 and recently came out of retirement to help. He said his wife was a pharmacist and both worried about bringing the virus home to their children.“I’m here for the residents,” he said. “I’m here for the team at TeaVac. We’re a family. Everyone here’s 100% dedicated to just helping out the town, helping out the residents and doing some good for the world.”In the last two weeks, the corps said it has responded to at least 150 COVID-19 calls.On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he would extend the state’s public health emergency by 30 days as New Jersey reported its deadliest day so far from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to more than 1,232. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


A revised geochronology of Thurston Island, West Antarctica and correlations along the proto-Pacific margin of Gondwana


first_imgThe continental margin of Gondwana preserves a record of long-lived magmatism from the Andean Cordillera to Australia. The crustal blocks of West Antarctica form part of this margin, with Palaeozoic–Mesozoic magmatism particularly well preserved in the Antarctic Peninsula and Marie Byrd Land. Magmatic events on the intervening Thurston Island crustal block are poorly defined, which has hindered accurate correlations along the margin. Six samples are dated here using U-Pb geochronology and cover the geological history on Thurston Island. The basement gneisses from Morgan Inlet have a protolith age of 349±2 Ma and correlate closely with the Devonian–Carboniferous magmatism of Marie Byrd Land and New Zealand. Triassic (240–220 Ma) magmatism is identified at two sites on Thurston Island, with Hf isotopes indicating magma extraction from Mesoproterozoic-age lower crust. Several sites on Thurston Island preserve rhyolitic tuffs that have been dated at 182 Ma and are likely to correlate with the successions in the Antarctic Peninsula, particularly given the pre-break-up position of the Thurston Island crustal block. Silicic volcanism was widespread in Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula at ~ 183 Ma forming the extensive Chon Aike Province. The most extensive episode of magmatism along the active margin took place during the mid-Cretaceous. This Cordillera ‘flare-up’ event of the Gondwana margin is also developed on Thurston Island with granitoid magmatism dated in the interval 110–100 Ma.last_img read more


Defense shines as BYU tops Pepperdine 65-54


first_imgJanuary 23, 2021 /Sports News – Local Defense shines as BYU tops Pepperdine 65-54 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Brandon Averette had 15 points and six rebounds as BYU beat Pepperdine 65-54.Trevin Knell added 12 points for the Cougars, who held the Waves to 28.8% shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a BYU opponent.Colbey Ross led the Waves with 21 points. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/WCC Written by Associated Presslast_img


USS Massie Turns over Command of Maine Gold


first_img View post tag: Maine October 29, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Massie View post tag: Defence View post tag: turns The Gold Crew of Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) held a change of command ceremony Oct. 25 at Deterrent Park.Cmdr. Dale Klein relieved Cmdr. Richard Massie as commanding officer.Massie, who assumed command of the Gold Crew in May 2010, completed five strategic deterrent patrols. During his command tour the crew was twice selected as the Pacific Fleet nominee for the Omaha trophy, the 2011 Olympic Bowl trophy winner for outstanding trident submarine performance, the 2012 Submarine Squadron 17 Battle Efficiency “E” winner, and the Navy-wide submarine category runner-up for the 2013 Captain Edward F. Ney Award. Massie was also selected as the 2013 Pacific Fleet recipient of the Vice Adm. James Stockdale Leadership Award.“I have always been impressed with [Massie’s] ability to successfully lead his crew to accomplish any mission tasked. This has included numerous short notice voyage repair periods, at-sea extensions, and early underways in support of our strategic commitment,” said Commander of Submarine Squadron 17 Capt. Mark Behning.Massie is headed to Commander, Submarine Squadron 19 where he will serve as the deputy commander.“Let me say that I am incredibly proud to hold that title of captain, USS Maine SSBN-741 Gold, even for a few seconds. I will miss it more than you know,” said Massie to his crew. “You have done everything I have asked of you and more. Your job is a difficult one with precious little room to bask in the glory of your many accolades. Take pride in the fact that you never relax in your pursuit of excellence. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as your captain.”Klein comes to Maine Gold from U.S. Strategic Command. His previous submarine tours include USS Newport News (SSN 750), USS Seawolf (SSN 21) and USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735).“I want to thank Cmdr. Massie for turning over a fully capable and well trained crew. I’ve seen them in action, and I am honored to follow him as commanding officer,” said Klein.Maine is one of eight Ohio-class Trident ballistic missile submarines stationed at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., providing the survivable leg of the nation’s strategic deterrent forces.[mappress]Press Release, October 29, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: over View post tag: Gold View post tag: Commandcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: USS View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Massie Turns over Command of Maine Gold USS Massie Turns over Command of Maine Gold Authoritieslast_img read more


Row over Pride London’s ‘corporatisation’ erupts


first_imgIn response to the “corporatisation” of the parade, Ward stated that “keeping nearly 1 million people safe costs some £700,000 each year. £100,000 of that is supplied by the Mayor of London and the remainder must be raised in other ways. In the past it has proved very difficult to raise money from the community and so sponsorship is a good route. That sponsorship pays for the parade, the infrastructure in Trafalgar Square and the Women’s and Cabaret Stages in Soho and the Family Area in Golden Square as well as promotion of Pride in London and our festival of arts events and debates”.Ward also commented, “The campaigners rightly point out that there are other events taking place in London this year for the community that do not require such significant funding, and I think it’s important to see Pride in London as part of that overall mix of diversity of events and campaigning approaches, just as Stonewall and the Peter Tatchell Foundation, Act Up and LGSM bring different approaches”.Besides the issue of “corporatisation”, the open letter called the presence of the Metropolitan Police “unacceptable” due to the “deep-rooted and endemic racism, homophobia and transphobia of the police [that] propagate the active oppression of LGBTQ people.” The LGBTQ campaign stated that they feel “the presence of the police in the march actively stops Pride being a safe space for many people”.In response, Stephen Ward commented “I cannot accept that there is any basis for the Metropolitan Police not being able to participate in the Parade. The Met is committed corporately to diversity and inclusion as an employer and in policing and are a hugely valued delivery partner for Pride in London events.“As the campaign may be aware, there has been debate this year around the participation of UKIP and this has prompted us to ask the Community Advisory Board to help us develop clear criteria for participation in Pride in London. We expect that this will include wide consultation of all parts of the community that we serve.”Ward concluded, “Like every other organisation, Pride in London is on a journey.  As we grow and become stronger we can make a bigger impact on attitudes towards LGBT+ people. For the journey to continue, we need to plan our growth carefully and work with the community as one small part of the incredible network of campaigning and support organisations that have brought us so far in the last 40 or so years and who will continue the work of liberation that the brave patrons of the Stonewall Inn began in 1969.”OUSU’s LGBTQ campaign open letter can be found here.Stephen Ward’s full comment can be found here. Oxford University Student Union’s LGBTQ campaign has released an open letter to the organisers of last Saturday’s Pride Parade in which they “publically register [their] disgust at the corporatisation of the Pride in London”.The open letter deals with several aspects of Pride in London’s conduct which the OUSU LGBTQ campaign regard as unacceptable. Their criticism centres on the inclusion of multinational corporations and financial institutions at the event.These companies, it is claimed, “contribute to oppression to push liberation groups out of the picture”. The letter argues that “Pride should not be an advertising platform for multinational companies” or become about “selling out queer people”.The campaign denounced the inclusion of Barclays at the event which it claimed is: “an organisation which had a dedicated tax avoidance branch and contributes to mass homelessness in the UK”. Barclays was 200 places in front of the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), a group that they state, provides “help and support to LGBTQ youth who are homeless”.It further calls the decision to put Rainbows Across Borders next to BP Oil and Gas at the march “a disgrace”. The letter states that Rainbows Across Borders should not have been forced to share a platform with organisations like BP which “create the problems [Rainbows Across Borders] are trying to alleviate”.  The letter concluded that Pride should be about “supporting and empowering those who are the most vulnerable” and “raising up trade unions and grassroots organisations”.This year around 40,000 people took part in the London Pride parade, marching with charities, community groups, businesses and Trade Unions. This makes Pride London, according to the organisers, the biggest one-day event in the Capital.Deputy chair of Pride in London, Stephen Ward, told Cherwell, “This [Pride] is a fantastic demonstration of the progress we have made and a perfect platform to continue to campaign for greater rights for the most disadvantaged and to ensure that we turn legal rights into genuine freedom for all of us”.last_img read more


Indiana Deer Hunters Provide Hunger Relief


first_imgIndiana Conservation Officers have received the 2015-2016 final tally of meals provided by Indiana Deer Hunters for hunger relief through the Sportsmen’s Benevolent Fund.During the 2015-2016 Indiana deer season, hunters donated 1,333 deer to assist hungry Hoosiers.  These donations were coordinated through an effort of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Indiana Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and the Dubois County Sportsmen’s Club.  Each of these organizations were provided a DNR Law Enforcement Division grant that permitted them to coordinate with licensed deer processors.  The venison was ground by the processors into 2 pound packages of burger.  The burger was then collected by food banks and distributed as needed to feed families across the state.67,339 pounds of venison was distributed at a cost of $1.27 per pound.  269,356 meals were provided at the cost of $0.317 per meal.“The Sportsmen’s Benevolent Fund is one of many DNR Law Enforcement programs that I am proud to be a part of”, said Danny L. East, DNR Law Enforcement Director.  “The Law Enforcement Division continues to work on ways to assist our citizens across our state and we say thank you to all the deer hunters who contributed to this effort.”The Sportsmen Benevolent Fund was begun by Senator Mike Crider in 2008 when he sat as the Law Enforcement Division Director.  The program became publicly funded in 2013 through a bill that was introduced by Senators Crider and Brent Steele.“This program gives our Indiana deer hunters additional purpose to enjoy the outdoors and harvest a deer to assist our citizens in need”, said Mike Crider, Senator.  “Our deer population is managed well, our hunters are provided with more opportunity and our citizens are provided very high protein meals for nourishment, it seems like a win, win, win situation for all of us”. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


Twin brothers charged in baseball bat attack


first_img WhatsApp By Carl Stutsman – March 30, 2020 0 337 Google+ Previous articleTwo recovering from shooting late Sunday night in South BendNext articleMan charged with touching grocery carts, claiming he has virus Carl Stutsman Pinterest (Source: https://goo.gl/Nd9gFp License: https://goo.gl/sZ7V7x) Twin brothers from Elkhart are facing charges after allegedly attacking two people with baseball bats. The incident happened back in December, and both of the suspects are facing charges of battery with a deadly weapon.The first victim told police that he encountered Terry and Tracy Heath at a home on Canton Street while stopping to visit a friend’s new boyfriend. He said as he approached the brothers came from behind the house and hit him in the head and again on his leg.The second victim, a woman, was then attacked by the brothers. The Elkhart Truth reports they allegedly hit her across the face, her back and her legs.Read the full report here with The Elkhart Truth IndianaLocalNews Twin brothers charged in baseball bat attack Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more


Ultimate VIP Experience: Pop Bottles With Gramatik & Your Crew On New Year’s Eve in NYC!


first_imgIt’s been a big year for New York City-by-way-of-Slovenia-based producer Gramatik (also known as Denis Jašarević), with his headlining performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, along with huge sets at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Camp Bisco, BUKU Music + Art Project, Electric Daisy Carnival, and more. The producer recently released Re:Coil Part I, an homage to famous scientist Nikola Tesla, which features guests such as Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno and hip-hop legend Talib Kweli. Following a major European tour, Gramatik will bring it back to the Five Boroughs for a special New Year’s Eve journey at Terminal 5 on December 31st (get tickets here).EXCLUSIVE: Gramatik Discusses New Concept Album, Donald Trump, Nikola Tesla, And Crypto-CultureOn tap to join Gramatik for this New Year’s celebration are Big Wild, Ramzoid, and Cobrayama.We’re excited to team up with Good Looks Collective and GBH Events to bring you the ultimate VIP experience giveaway to ring in the new year properly! One lucky winner will receive:-(4) VIP Tickets to Gramatik at Terminal 5 NYC 12/31 -A Champagne Meet & Greet with Gramatik after the show -Signed MerchEnter below, then follow the instructions for increasing your chances of winning. Good luck!last_img read more




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