“101,000” South African non-profits

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 April 2001 | News 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.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img A survey has claimed that there are 101,000 non-profit organisations in South Africa.A survey has claimed that there are 101,000 non-profit organisations in South Africa. The figure is considerably higher than other estimates and, if correct, could prove an administrative challenge to the South African Revenue Service.Read Taxman faces tough time with NGOs by Barry Streek at the Daily Mail & Guardian. Advertisement “101,000” South African non-profitslast_img read more

Association of Charity Shops rebrands as Charity Retail Association

first_imgAssociation of Charity Shops rebrands as Charity Retail Association  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 7 November 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Association of Charity Shops has changed its name to the Charity Retail Association after consulting with its members. The new name was announced at its annual general meeting last week.The Association, which aims to promote and support the charity retail sector, has over 320 members who together run about 7,000 shops across the UK.The organisation’s new brand incorporates a new logo for the Code of Charity Retailing, which was introduced in April 2005 and is the only self-regulatory code for charity retailers. Members are required to display the logo wherever possible, such as in charity shops, on textile and book recycling banks, on house-to-house collection sacks and vans.www.charityretail.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Unnatural Disasters

first_imgThe disaster known as Hurricane Sandy that hit the Caribbean, the United States and Canada at the end of October 2012 should have come as no surprise. Every possible warning sign had preceded it. For years, international conferences had been held at which scientists laid out the effects of global warming on the climate. What were once considered freakish weather events — torrential rains, severe droughts, more frequent and intense tornadoes and hurricanes — had become the new norm.Download “Unnatural Disasters” PDFYet, five days after the hurricane’s first blast, as this booklet is being compiled, millions are still without power. Besides those killed during Sandy’s initial blast and the huge surge of ocean water it drove onshore, more continue to die for lack of heat, access to medications, medical care and transportation, and other causes related to a nonfunctioning infrastructure.How did we get to this perilous position?The articles assembled here, which appeared in Workers World newspaper between 2001 and the present, tell the story. From the repudiation of the Kyoto Accords by President George W. Bush in 2001 to the U.N. Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio in June 2012, we cover what happened to undermine and make ineffectual the many attempts by world climate scientists to get international agreement on plans to cut back carbon dioxid emissions.We have also reported on many disasters related to global warming that have wreaked havoc in this period, from Hurricane Katrina to floods and drought in Africa and the Midwest to tornadoes in the South and sizzling temperatures in Detroit’s auto plants.These articles describe how government policy, particularly in the U.S., has been dictated by the highly profitable and powerful energy companies, whose clout is linked to the big banks and the Pentagon.Like a red thread running through all this is our critique of capitalism as the ultimate cause of the planetary disaster known as global warming. It is not technology but the class interests that technology serves that determine whether our impact on the planet will be sustainable or not. With capitalism’s evolution into global imperialism, the problems it creates impact most severely on the pillaged nations of the global South.Frederick Engels, Karl Marx’s closest collaborator, wrote in 1876: “Let us not … flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory it takes its revenge on us. Each of them, it is true, has in the first place the consequences on which we counted, but in the second and third places it has quite different, unforeseen effects which only too often cancel the first.”Engels wrote this during the early, tempestuous growth of industrial capital in Europe and the U.S., when huge fortunes were made exploiting labor in the mines, the steel mills and the newly electrified factories.Today Marxism is an indispensable tool to understanding why capitalism is headed toward a train wreck and what must replace it. As protesters at the 2011 conference on climate change in Durban, South Africa, demanded: “Climate change? Social change!”Deirdre GriswoldEditorWorkers WorldDownload “Unnatural Disasters” PDFFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Happy birthday, Rev. Pinkney!

first_imgSupport continues to build for Michigan political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney. The Detroit Light Brigade lit up the night over Interstate 75 in mid-October with a message to motorists about him.On Oct. 27 Rev. Pinkney will turn 67 while in Marquette Prison, just 10 months into his 2.5-to-10-year sentence on frame-up charges. Supporters are urged to mail a birthday card or greeting letter to Rev. Edward Pinkney, N-E-93 #294671, Marquette Branch Prison, 1960 U.S. Hwy 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone calls protesting Pinkney’s punitive transfer 500 miles from his family and attorney should be made to Michigan Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington at 517-241-7238. Urge them to send Rev. Pinkney back downstate.PHOTO: VALERIE JEANFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

ZEDEDA Announces Integration with Microsoft Azure IoT to Seamlessly and Securely Orchestrate Distributed Edge…

first_img Facebook ZEDEDA Announces Integration with Microsoft Azure IoT to Seamlessly and Securely Orchestrate Distributed Edge Computing Workloads at Scale TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter Previous articleHasbro Named as One of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies for 10th Consecutive YearNext articleFront Office Sports Opens Nominations for 2021 Rising 25 Award Presented by Anheuser-Busch Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– ZEDEDA, a leader in orchestration for the distributed edge, today announced an integration with Microsoft Azure IoT services that provides customers with full lifecycle management capabilities (edge hardware, OS, Azure IoT Edge Runtime, Azure IoT Edge modules and additional apps), single-click bulk provisioning, risk-free updates and a built-in app marketplace. With Azure Device Provisioning Service (DPS) integration, the solution also enables instant, automated device onboarding and connection to Azure IoT Hub. The diversity of hardware and software cluttering the distributed edge landscape keeps many edge projects from scaling effectively. ZEDEDA’s open orchestration solution supports any combination of Docker containers, Kubernetes clusters and virtual machines (VMs) deployed on any edge computing node while connecting to any cloud. This solution enables customers to run existing legacy applications in VMs alongside cloud-native containerized applications while harnessing the power of Azure IoT hyperscale cloud to organize, monitor, query and orchestrate changes across massive fleets of edge computing nodes. “The cloud-based ZEDEDA dashboard provides customers with a bird’s-eye view into their entire distributed edge infrastructure, including the status of all computing nodes and applications,” said Said Ouissal, ZEDEDA’s CEO and founder. “With scale and security, they can instantly deploy all Azure IoT Edge services on large fleets of nodes with a single click and manage the full lifecycle of both the software and hardware.” ZEDEDA, from this collaboration, also secured co-sell ready status as part of Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner program. ZEDEDA, Microsoft and their partners go to market together to increase IoT and edge technology adoption in industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, energy, retail, healthcare and transportation. ZEDEDA Edge Orchestration for Azure IoT is now available for purchase through Azure Marketplace. It is eligible for Azure benefits, allowing qualifying customers to apply the marketplace purchase toward their Azure consumption commitment. Built On a Secure Foundation ZEDEDA’s Zero Trust security model and optimizations for deployment and management at scale provide the ideal foundation for Azure IoT Edge. Features include support for hardware root of trust (e.g., TPM), measured boot, remote attestation, encryption, I/O port blocking to prevent tampering in the field and distributed firewall to govern data flow from edge to cloud. This policy-based, per-app firewall can segment field assets from upstream networks and data systems to protect critical operations. Deep Integration Reduces Costs and Provides Flexibility to Adapt Customers have reduced their management and security costs by more than 50% by using ZEDEDA’s orchestration solution to deploy their existing investments, such as legacy Windows-based apps, alongside new cloud-native, container-based innovations. “We are shaping the future of the packaging world where every phase in the production process is connected, digitized and automated,” said Serge Morisod, Head of IoT Lab at BOBST. “With ZEDEDA, we sped up our production readiness in the area of device management by six months, and we received a first working proof of concept within a few days, while becoming production-ready in less than two months.” “Azure IoT Edge offers customers the opportunity to transform their operations by bringing analytics and other workloads from the cloud to the edge, but customers often have complex computing environments that can pose challenges for scaling,” said Tony Shakib, General Manager, Azure IoT at Microsoft Corp. “ZEDEDA enables businesses to easily deploy Azure IoT Edge solutions and manage them in a single pane with their other edge workloads.” The open-source edge component of ZEDEDA’s solution (EVE-OS from Project EVE within the Linux Foundation’s LF Edge organization) provides customers with long-term flexibility for orchestrating heterogeneous edge hardware and applications in the field. This ensures that they don’t have to worry about vendor lock-in and obsolescence as their needs adapt. EVE-OS can be thought of as “the Android of the Distributed Edge”, serving to unify a diverse hardware and software ecosystem, spanning the broader market and open source community, ZEDEDA’s own Open Edge Ecosystem and long-standing Microsoft partners. “PTC is proud to count Microsoft and ZEDEDA among the members of our robust customer and partner network,” said Abby Eon, General Manager, Kepware, PTC. “Together, we’re able to deliver a universal remote orchestration foundation that enables customers to quickly scale their projects from pilot to production. We look forward to innovating upon these industry-leading technologies as we remain committed to helping our customers achieve their digital transformation initiatives.” Additional Partnerships Further Simplify Deployment at Scale To further help customers accelerate time to value, ZEDEDA is actively working with the majority of leading hardware OEMs to qualify and pre-install EVE-OS on edge hardware in their factories. This enables customers to drop ship hardware to the field, and once power and networking are connected, the technician can leave the site and perform all lifecycle management functions remotely. ZEDEDA and Microsoft are also working with leading system integrators and distributors to simplify all phases of scaling distributed edge computing projects for customers. This includes integration services, distribution and deployment. To learn more about ZEDEDA Edge Orchestration for Azure IoT, visit the Azure Marketplace. ZEDEDA’s distributed edge orchestration solution is sold and consumed as a service with a subscription-based enterprise license, including 24/7 support. For pricing, contact ZEDEDA. To discover more about the ZEDEDA Azure IoT integration solution for the distributed edge, register here to join a March 30 webinar (10 am PT). The webinar will feature a customer case study (BOBST) and an Azure IoT keynote presentation from Microsoft. About ZEDEDA ZEDEDA, the leader in orchestration for the distributed edge, delivers visibility, control and security for edge computing deployments. ZEDEDA enables customers the freedom of deploying and managing any app on any hardware​ ​at scale​ ​and connecting to any cloud or on-premises systems. Distributed edge solutions require a diverse mix of technologies and domain expertise, and ZEDEDA provides customers with an open, vendor-agnostic orchestration framework that breaks down silos and provides the needed agility and futureproofing as they evolve their connected operations. Customers can now seamlessly orchestrate intelligent applications at the distributed edge to gain access to critical insights, make real-time decisions and maximize operational efficiency. ZEDEDA is a venture-backed Silicon Valley company, headquartered in San Jose, CA, with offices in Bangalore and Pune, India. For more information, contact [email protected] View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005252/en/ CONTACT: Treble Michael Kellner [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT SECURITY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE SOURCE: ZEDEDA Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/23/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 02/23/2021 07:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223005252/encenter_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 last_img read more

Corona & The Courts: The Tragedy And The Tributes

first_imgColumnsCorona & The Courts: The Tragedy And The Tributes Ajay Bhanot10 May 2021 5:05 AMShare This – xThe anarchic hand of fate has seized from our midst, most valuable colleagues at the Bar. Silent orders of Providence grant us only the solace of cherished memories. The Allahabad High Court lost a large number of most esteemed members of the Bar to Covid 19 pandemic and related health complications in recent months. Many young lawyers have passed away in this pandemic wave. The void in the lives of grieving families and friends cannot be filled. The blow to the institution is no less impactful. The loss of elders denies the Allahabad High Court the steadying influence of their wisdom and experience. The departure of the younger souls extinguishes the promise of their energy and talent. They were our best. The happy strenuous and loving memories will forever linger with us.Advertisement A tragedy of this scale has never been experienced in the serving memory of the Allahabad High Court. The extent of the disaster has been brought to the public domain by messages circulated on various digital platforms like whatsapp. There was also a newspaper report in the daily Dainik Jagran in April, 2021. One cannot be stone-blind to these facts. The legal fraternity can feel the pain, but cannot fail to act. Advertisement The nature of duties performed by lawyers puts them to constant risk of Covid 19. The mounting death toll has exposed the vulnerabilities of lawyers to health hazards in the absence of organized health care support. The crisis has highlighted the need for an organized and dedicated health care system for the community of lawyers. The Allahabad High Court Bar has been hit hard by the Covid 19 Pandemic. The ability of the Bar to deliver as the veritable arm of the Court has been impaired. The functionality of the Bar is being regularly diminished as access to health care remains uncertain. The curse has not abated as yet. Advertisement Advertisement II. Lawyers and Administration of Justice: The process of law cannot standstill even in the face of mortal danger. Courts may evolve procedures and regulate functioning, but the judicial process cannot be halted even in times of peril. The wheels of justice have to move constantly. Legal process moves when lawyers put their shoulders to the wheel. Lawyers stand at the vanguard of the judicial process as it strives to realize the constitutional goals of securing justice to all citizens and to uphold the rule of law. Lawyers are vigilant defenders of liberty and tireless sentinels of the constitutional order. Lawyers are the first to engage with all sections of society and interface with various wings of governance. Intellectual capital which powers the growth of law and drives social change is created at the Bar.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Lawyers assist the Courts through deep scholarship and reasoned arguments. Advocates are adept at separating the essentials from the superfluous and reducing voluminous materials into concise and manageable briefs. With such assistance, the Courts can examine issues objectively and arrive at just decisions in expeditious time frames. Wit and repartee at the Bar add lustre to the life of law. The role of the great lawyer Daniel Webster in William Marbury V. James Madison, Secretary of State of the[1]United States1, 1A is recorded in gold letters in US history. Brandeis doctrine was created by the great judge while at the Bar. M.K. Nambiar’s scholarly arguments in A.K.Gopalan V State of Madras[2], were vindicated in the landmark judgment in Maneka Gandhi V Union of India and others[3]. The erudite submissions of N.A. Palkhivala in Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru and others Vs. State of Kerala and another[4] case, created a milestone in our constitutional history. These are few examples of the influence of the Bar on the process of court. Judges have a distant vision by standing on the shoulders of giants at the Bar. The calling of law is called noble not only for the sublime purpose served by the profession, but also for the sterling character shown by lawyers. Long traditions supported by consistent court rulings which emphasize ethical conduct and discourage sharp practices, have become inviolable conventions of the legal profession. Probity in conduct, honesty of convictions and civil behaviour despite canvassing adversarial causes bind the lawyer fraternity together by common values and create a conducive environment for pursuit of justice. Counsels always reconcile and corelate the imperatives of higher principles of truth and justice to which they owe constant allegiance with the demands of immediate private interests and causes which from time to time they represent in Court. Even when advocates prosecute private causes in court they perform public functions. Advocates are offices of the Court and not private consiglieres. In a society regulated by law, lawyers ensure an equal dialogue between power and reason. Lawyers hold authority accountable to law. While judges have an oath enshrined in the Constitution to judge without “fear or favour, affection or ill will”, lawyers have an oath registered in their conscience to speak truth to power. Lawyers make an indispensable contribution to the cause of justice and are integral to the process of Courts. The narrative shall be fortified by cases in point. The role of the Bar in the administration of justice, and the complementary relationship between the Bar and Bench was reiterated in R Muthukrishnan Vs The Registrar General of the High Court of Judicature of Madras[5]. Lawyers and Judges were called equal partners in the administration of justice in Re: Rameshwar Prasad Goyal, Advocate[6][7]. The Bar was held to be an integral constituent of administration of justice and exclusive privilege of lawyers to address the courts on behalf of litigants was acknowledged in Amol Srivastava and another Vs. Bar Council of India7 & Bar Council of Maharashtra Vs. M.V. Dabholkar[8]. D.P. Chadha Vs. Triyangi Narain Misra[9] and Sudha V Chennai Advocates Association[10]reiterated the insistence on high standards of professional and moral traits from lawyers. The contribution of lawyers in the history of independent India and the role of advocates as officers of the Court were recounted in O.P. Sharma Vs. High Court of Punjab and Haryana[11]. R.D. Saxena Vs. Balaram Prasad Sharma[12] underscored the support rendered by lawyers to the downtrodden class of citizens. III. Bar and the Bench: The Courts have viewed their relationship with the Bar as symbiotic and not episodic. The Bar and the Courts are held together by enduring values and not transitory interests. There exists a social contract between the Bar and the legal system. Causes which degrade the capability of the Bar will disable the functioning of the Courts. Courts have been conscious of the resource constraints of the Bar which limit its capacity to discharge its duties. In such situations the Bar has not been left to its devices. There is both legal and administrative precedent in point. On being alerted to lack of infrastructure for members of the Bar like bar rooms, lawyers chambers, library the Karnataka High Court in Advocates’ Association, Bangalore V. Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore and others[13] and the Madhya Pradesh High Court in Vinod Kumar Bhardwaj Vs. State of M.P.[14], held the Government accountable to its obligations in light of the duties performed by lawyers, and mandamused the authorities accordingly. A Division Bench of this Court in Mamta Singh Vs. State of U.P. and another[15], set its face against inadequate facilities at the High Court dispensary which also services the medical needs of Allahabad High Court lawyers. Speaking for Division Bench Hon’ble B. Somadder, J (as the Hon’ble Chief Justice then was) made most prescient observations which bear full relevance to the crisis at hand. “The above – quoted paragraphs clearly reveal that the High Court Medical Unit / Dispensary has not been established to be a substitute of a full-fledged hospital. However, we are unable to accept the reasoning provided by the High Court Administration as contained in paragraph 6. Let us suppose that the only available ambulance is already commissioned for the purpose of taking someone who has suddenly fallen ill in the High Court to the hospital. Will that mean that no stretcher will be available till such time the ambulance returns? In other words, can it possibly mean that no other person can fall ill / sick within the High Court precinct till such time the ambulance returns? That will simply be a patently absurd proposition. We are, therefore, not at all satisfied with the above statement made in paragraph 6 of the parawise comments, especially in the backdrop of the statement made in paragraph 29 of the writ petition which reads as follows:- “29. That when Advocate Amulya Ratana Srivastava fell unconscious due to heart attack, there was no stretcher available to take him comfortably and advocates had to carry him on their own hand.” The medical facility within the High Court (by whichever name it is called) is required to have adequate infrastructure and logistics should also clearly be in place in order to provide standard first line of medical care to those who may fall sick / ill in the High Court. Such standard first line of medical care shall include not only availability of adequate wheel chairs / stretchers, but should also include a fully stocked medical dispensary equipped, inter alia, with essential life saving medication and oxygen. Basic diagnostic tools such as blood-sugar, blood pressure, E.C.G. monitors, etc., should be readily available. At least one of the ambulances should be equipped with intensive care facility so that a critically ill patient can be transported safely to the nearest hospital with minimum risk to the patient. An emergency contact number shall be provided – either by the Registry of this Court or by the Health Department of the State of Uttar Pradesh – by means of which any person can access the Medical Unit situated in the High Court premises. This contact number shall be made known to all by means of public display, especially at conspicuous places within the High Court premises. The Learned Registrar General shall ensure that a regular monitoring system in place so that the existing medical facility does not fall short of the basic requirements necessary for providing standard first line of medical care as detailed above. In the event any inadequacy is noticed, the Learned Registrar General or anyone connected with the High Court Administration shall bring the same immediately to the notice of the respondent no. 3 / Chief Medical Superintendent, Prayagraj, so that remedial action and corrective measures are taken.” Similarly this Court refused to leave lawyers battling the pandemic bereft of support. Directions were issued for providing meals to lawyers and registered clerks in In Re – Assistance to the Needy Advocates and Registered Advocate Clerks [16]. I have respectful reservations on predicating “Advocate” with the word “Needy”. The proposals for treatment of Covid positive Advocates are under consideration before the High Court of Delhi in Manoj Kumar Singh Vs. Government of NCT of Delhi and others[17]. High Court of Gujarat has passed an administrative order No.C2605/2021 dated 23.04.2021 permitting use of High Court Auditorium for setting up Covid Care Centres for Advocates and their families. IV. Role of Bar Associations and Bar Council of U.P.: The Bar Associations and the Bar Councils have a part to play in this time of grief and challenge. The need of the Bar Associations and Bar Councils to define their obligations to members of the Bar is perhaps the next horizon in the evolution of law. Bar would be the best judge of this. An issue of critical importance needs to be appreciated. It is the role of Bar Associations, Bar Councils and indeed various voluntary organizations whether incorporated or not, in the wake of such disasters. Some of the challenges of the 21st century like pandemics and environmental pollution pose an existential threat to the human race. Obligations of the government to successfully meet these challenges are too obvious to be stated. Duties of various organizations like Bar Councils & Bar Associations are at times neglected and need to be articulated. The Bar Associations and the Bar Councils have a fiduciary duty to their members. The philosophy of every man to himself cannot guide the response of the respective Bar Associations and Bar Councils in this crisis. The Bar is not a sinking ship and its members cannot be abandoned. The credo of “none shall push aside another, none shall let another fall” should govern the actions of the Bar Associations and Bar Councils. The Bar Associations and Bar Councils cannot be overwhelmed by the magnitude of the challenge, but have to focus on the adequacy of their response. Analysis of the problem should not lead to a paralysis in action. The disaster of this scale can be tackled only by efforts made by all of government and all of society. The government agencies have to discharge their obligations to all citizens, but the Bar Associations cannot abdicate their responsibilities to the advocates. The Bar Associations and Bar Councils shall have to muster human, financial and organizational resources to this end. The Bar Associations and Bar Councils need to craft a comprehensive and well coordinated strategy to meet the challenge and also act in concert with the Government. Noble sentiments run deep in the Bar. They need organization and leadership. Recently a young lawyer at Allahabad High Court and his wife tested positive for corona. They isolated themselves in one room of their house, while both their little children stayed in an adjacent room. A colleague who lives in the neighbourhood provided the meals and gave support all the while. Together they defeated corona. A stronger family and a fortified bond of friendship emerged from the crisis. There are many such stories of corona victors, of courage and camaraderie. These mingle with those of pain and isolation. Institutional action will have a wider reach and higher efficacy. United and organized they shall triumph. Many measures may not require government aid. 24 X 7 Helpline, ambulance services, medical advice through video conferencing, prioritizing vaccination drives, arrangements with private hospitals and even supply of medicines, meals and rations. A separate scheme for payment of school fee of young children of deceased lawyers may be explored. Bar leadership may create a plan and Bar volunteers may work the plan. Meticulous conceptualization and resolute execution of Corona Defeat plans is the best tribute to the colleagues who were claimed by the tragedy. The lawyer community in India has traditionally been alert to its social responsibilities. The contribution of lawyers to the freedom movement attests this fact. Sri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Senior Advocate, former Speaker U.P. Legislative Assembly, former Governor West Bengal often told us how Dr. Kailash Nath Katju constantly reminded the Bar that lawyers should never neglect their social responsibilities while pursuing professional goals. The Bar Associations, Bar Councils and other organizations (including housing societies) need to create a model of disaster management by efficient voluntary action. With this the organizations will attain their full stature. The Fifth Estate will be created. Their success could usher in a new concept of rule of law and governance. A society not only defined by rights, but also actuated by duties. In these trying times many did not curse the darkness, but chose to light a candle. The pioneering and selfless work of Gujarat High Court Bar Association, Delhi Bar Council, Delhi High Court Bar Association, Gurudwara Sahib Committees and many others is most commendable. Judicial orders of the Delhi High Court and administrative orders of the High Court of Gujarat are helping the lawyers help themselves. They have taken the first step in the journey of many miles. All this gives hope in the present and holds a torch to a future of good health and happiness no end. Author is a Puisne Judge in the Allahabad High Court [1] US 137 (1803) 1A, (1978) 2 SCC 28 J [2] AIR 1950 SCR 88 [3] AIR 1978 597 [4] AIR 1973 SC 1641 [5] (2019) 16 SCC 407 [6] AIR 2014 SC 850 [7] SCC Online MP 112 [8] AIR (1976) SC 242 [9] (2001) 2 SCC 221 [10] (2010) 14 SCC 114 [11] (2011) 6 SCC 86 [12] (2000) 7 SCC 264 [13] AIR 1997 Karnataka 18 [14] AIR 2013 Madhya Pradesh 145 [15] PIL No.2075 of 2019 [16] PIL No.569 of 2020 [17] W.P.(C) No.5052 of 2021 TagsCorona & The Courts Allahabad High Court COVID -19 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

Fire Brigade on scene of gorse fire in Kincasslagh

first_img Pinterest Fire Brigade units are on the scene of a gorse fire in Kincasslagh.Reports suggest the fire has been burning for some time, with fire crews working to contain the blaze in the area of the Pier Road.People in the the vicinity are being asked to avoid the area until the fire is brought under control. By News Highland – April 12, 2019 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Fire Brigade on scene of gorse fire in Kincasslagh WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Previous articlePeter Casey calls for fellow candidates to ditch plastic postersNext articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries, Friday April 12th News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

Rayshard Brooks remembered for hard work and dedication to family

first_imgiStock/ThamKCBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Rayshard Brooks’s life was one that was dedicated to hard work and his family, according to those who knew him.The 27-year-old spent most of his life in the Atlanta area with several siblings and cousins. He married Tomika Miller eight years ago and they had three children, Blessing, 8, Memory, 2, and Dream, 1. Brooks also had a 13-year-old stepson, Mekai.Brooks worked many jobs and in the spring of 2019 he landed in Toledo, Ohio, a former employer told ABC News. Ambrea Mikolajczyk, co-owner of Ark Restoration, said one of her employees recommended Brooks and he quickly proved himself a hard-working member of their small team.From carpentry to flooring, Brooks helped restore old homes and other properties with huge enthusiasm, according to Mikolajczyk. She noted that even though he didn’t have a car, he was always the first person to show up to work every morning.“I remember him saying, ‘My name is Ray Brooks. I work hard. I can do whatever you need me to do if you just show me how to do it.’ And that’s what he did,” Mikolajczyk told ABC News.Brooks was living in Toledo to help take care of his father, who had had a heart transplant, according to Mikolajczyk. She was in touch with Brooks’ father over the last few days and she said the two spent their time recollecting and strengthening their bond.“I just talked to his father. He said they were doing a lot of firsts when [Ray] was here,” Mikolajczyk said. “He had taken him fishing. He had never seen snow, so when it snowed they went sledding.”Brooks left the company and Toledo in December to go back to his family in Atlanta, but indicated that he was going to return after “getting some ducks in order,” according to Mikolajczyk.She said he kept in touch with a lot of the Ark Restoration team over the last couple of months and talked highly of his family.“He was an amazing individual. He took care of his family and friends,” Mikolajczyk said.Miller echoed that sentiment during an interview with ABC News.“He believed in peace. He believed in love. He was a beautiful spirit,” she said.Brooks was set to celebrate Blessing’s eighth birthday on June 13, but on the night before he was confronted by officers who say he was sleeping in his car in a Wendy’s drive-thru.In police bodycam footage released on June 14, Brooks is seen calmly speaking with officers David Bronsan and Garret Rolfe after they woke him up and questioned him.“I can just go home. My daughters are there right now. My daughter’s birthday was yesterday,” Brooks tells the officers in the video.The officers administered a Breathalyzer to Brooks, and it registered a blood-alcohol level of .108%, which is above the legal limit of .08%.As officers attempted to put Brooks in handcuffs, a struggle ensued and he got ahold of one of the officers’ stun guns, according to the video and investigators. Another surveillance showed Brooks running away with the stun gun in his hand. Brooks turned and allegedly shot the stun gun at Rolfe, who drew his service weapon from his holster and opened fire, according to the video.Brooks was taken to a local hospital, where he died after emergency surgery, according to investigators.Rolfe was fired, and Brosnan was placed on administrative duty while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducts its investigation into the incident. Neither officer had been charged as of Monday evening.Atlanta police chief Erika Shields resigned from her position after the incident. The shooting, coming in weeks after George Floyd’s death at the hand of Minneapolis officers, prompted protests throughout the city and calls for justice from activists around the country.Brooks’ family said they appreciate the support and Miller called for peaceful protests in honor of her late husband.“It’s going to be a long time before I heal . . . before this family heals,” Miller said at a news conference Monday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ghislaine Maxwell transitions from lavish lifestyle to troubled lockup

first_imgFILE photo – stocknroll/iStockBy LUKE BARR and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Ghislaine Maxwell’s temporary new home is a far cry from the 156-acre New Hampshire estate where she was arrested for enabling Jeffrey Epstein’s sex offenses.Maxwell, who was charged with conspiring with Epstein to sexually abuse minors, arrived Monday in New York where she was transferred to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, a problem-plagued federal lockup that has been under scrutiny in the past year.MDC is across the river from the Metropolitan Correction Center in Manhattan, where Epstein — who was charged last year with sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors — died by suicide and where two of his guards were charged with falsifying records.MDC Brooklyn has had its own share of controversy, including an inmate’s death following the use of pepper spray and a heating outage in the dead of winter. There have also been 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 there.Last month, an inmate died at MDC after being pepper sprayed while in his cell, the Bureau of Prisons announced. The New York Medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy on the cause of death.A source familiar with the investigation told ABC News that the inmate died of a heart attack.The inmate, Jamel Floyd, was being “disruptive and potentially harmful to himself and others” after he barricaded himself inside his cell and broke the cell-door window with a metal object, the BOP said.James Floyd, Jamel Floyd’s father, however, told PIX 11 in June that there was a cover up.“They’re trying to cover it up, that’s why they didn’t give us no phone call, they didn’t give us any information at all,” he said.The year got off to disturbing start at the facility. From Jan. 27 to Feb. 3 it had no power. Hot water, preparations to handle inmates who used continuous positive airway pressure machines, electronic prescription refill requests as well as communications with inmates’ counsel and relatives were not available during that time, the Department of Justice Inspector General concluded in his report on the facility.Initially, investigators believed there was a fire that caused the power to go out, but Michael Horowitz, the DOJ IG concluded that there were “longstanding” issues with the power grid.The safety and security of the inmates were not a concern, according the 65-page report released earlier this year, which gave nine undisputed recommendations to the BOP as a result of the investigation.“The BOP’s initial silence about the fire and power outage was interpreted by defense counsel, the courts, the public, and ultimately members of Congress as apathy and indifference,” it said.The troubled lockup will take some adjusting to by Maxwell, who is used to a lavish lifestyle.The government’s detention memo says it has identified more than 15 different bank accounts held by or associated with Maxwell between 2016 and the present — with balances in those accounts ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than $20 million.Federal prosecutors allege in court documents that Maxwell is an extreme flight risk and hope that MDC Brooklyn will be her temporary home until she stands trial. They have requested her first court appearance in New York to be on July 14.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Germany: HATLAPA MARINE EQUIPMENT Starts Production of Filters

first_img View post tag: Filters View post tag: marine View post tag: production December 12, 2011 HATLAPA MARINE EQUIPMENT, the OEM known for deck machinery, steering gear, compressors and flexible fleet support, has added another product range to its spare parts business.HATLAPA FILTRATION TECHNOLOGY LTD has been established as a new subsidiary business within the HATLAPA group. Based in Limassol, Cyprus the company will supply coalescers and components for oily-water separators, lube oil and fuel filtration for various brands.While this is a new venture for HATLAPA the team of marine engineers in Limassol has extensive knowledge of the filtration business gained over many years and will work hand-in-hand with HATLAPA’s Group Fleet Support network.To ensure the high level of quality required by HATLAPA the company will maintain close co-operation with marine institutes and separator manufacturers.The competitive pricing is supported by HATLAPA’s group logistics network with worldwide distribution for filters operated out of Singapore and Rotterdam.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 12, 2011; Image: hatlapa View post tag: equipment Germany: HATLAPA MARINE EQUIPMENT Starts Production of Filters View post tag: starts Back to overview,Home naval-today Germany: HATLAPA MARINE EQUIPMENT Starts Production of Filters center_img View post tag: Germany View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: HATLAPA View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more