Friday Funnies – Bill Mclaren – The Voice of Rugby

first_imgFriday Jan 30, 2009 Friday Funnies – Bill Mclaren – The Voice of Rugby Legendary commentator Bill Mclaren will forever be known and remembered as the voice of rugby. After 50 years of commentating, the man from Hawick in Scotland sadly retired in 2002.ADVERTISEMENTA passionate man, his love of sport led him into the world of rugby commentating. From a young age he was an ardent Scottish supporter, envisioning famous victories of the future.“I’ve still got the fictional reports I used to write when I was a wee boy of seven or eight. Scotland always won. They beat the world once by 70-3.”He played to a respectable level and made it to Scotland trials in 1947, but fell ill with tuberculosis which nearly killed him, forcing him to give up his beloved game.McLaren maintains, “I would trade in everything I’ve achieved in rugby for a Scotland jersey and a chance to represent my country.”Mclaren got through the illness and soldiered on to become a symbol of this great sport, with one of the most distinctive and recognisable voices in the game.His biggest asset in contributing to rugby was in the way he personalized it and added his own touch of colour. Not every commentator, in rugby or otherwise, can claim they made the event more memorable, but McLaren certainly did.ADVERTISEMENTWeve thrown together a collection of some of the colourful moments from Mclarens career that we hope youll enjoy. Its a small tribute to a great man who had a way with words like no other.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S617AieOPJoTime: 01:12 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Connections celebrates 25 years of enabling disadvantaged young people to enter the film and TV industry with new bursary scheme

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 20 February 2008 | 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. Connections Communications Centre, the charity giving new opportunities to disadvantaged young people to develop film, TV media and music skills, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new bursary scheme. Through excellence and innovation in education and career development, Connections has empowered excluded teenagers and budding filmmakers to tell their stories.The new bursary scheme offers companies a unique opportunity to contribute to developing the energy, creativity and drive of talented young individuals that would otherwise be denied access. These bursaries are creating the facility for young people to develop their technical and professional skills into marketable products. Companies can choose from a range of bursaries, with film content ranging from relevant contemporary issues and corporate responsibility initiatives. The bursaries will result in broadcast quality films created by those who would not otherwise have had the opportunity.Last year, Connections supported over 500 young people with structured video camera editing and music technology training. Over 85% of trainees come from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds. Nearly all of the young learners were at risk of exclusion, or were not in any other education, training or employment.Paul Brett, Chairman of Connections said: “We’re very proud of our 25 years of helping young people from different backgrounds into an industry where they have traditionally been underrepresented. Connections currently has a client base of over 200 London creative businesses, this ensures that our support for young people, new entrants and freelancers is in line with employers needs. Through our bursary programme we hope to engage companies looking to expand their corporate responsibility programmes into their advertising programme by using our young people to build their products.”For further information on the bursary packages, please contact Jacqueline Davis on 020 8735 6015.-ends-For further press information, please contact:Emma Walton, Walton Public Relations, 86 Roman Way, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 2HD. Tel: 01451 821800 Mobile: 07515 357842 Email: [email protected] to Editors:Connections has:• supported thousands of unemployed people to gain vocational entry level skills for the film and broadcast industry• awarded hundreds of film bursaries to first time directors• delivered over a thousand video, music and animation workshops for young people through drop in or in partnership with schools, youth clubs, community groups and youth offending teams.• provided thousands of film makers with free or subsidised equipment hire.Connections is supported by• London Development Agency• European Regional Development Fund• Learning and Skills Council• Film London• Media Box• Donations Connections celebrates 25 years of enabling disadvantaged young people to enter the film and TV industry with new bursary scheme AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Charity Commission concludes Garden Bridge project was a ‘failure for charity’

first_img  284 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 The full report is available on gov.uk. Charity Commission concludes Garden Bridge project was a ‘failure for charity’ The Garden Bridge project was a ‘failure for charity’ that risks undermining public trust, the Charity Commission has said in its concluding report on the Garden Bridge Trust.In the report, it is critical of the charity’s approach to transparency and accountability, and sets out wider lessons for charities, the Commission itself and those making public policy decisions that involve charities. However, it states that the trustees of the charity fulfilled their legal duties in their decision making and that the charity was not mismanaged.The report on the Garden Bridge Trust acknowledges that over £50m of public funds were spent by a charity without producing demonstrable public benefit, and concludes that this represents “a failure for charity” which risks undermining public trust.The report sets out a number of lessons from the case, including:The report makes clear that the legal minimum set out in the accounting framework should be viewed as a minimum, not an aspirationThe Commission advises that policy makers think very carefully before setting up an entirely new charity to deliver a singular public project or purpose, and considers it “unlikely that the public would expect risks that are inherent in a major public infrastructure project to be outsourced to such a charity.”The Commission will update its approach when it receives applications from charities established for the sole purpose of delivering a publicly funded infrastructure project.Trustees of charities that receive public funds to deliver public services or projects should demonstrate scrupulous accountability and a spirit of transparency and openness to the public.The regulator says it will engage with those seeking to establish charity wholly or mainly to deliver a publicly funded project to ensure they understand the consequences and responsibilities that follow, including the need to meet the public’s expectations around transparency and financial stewardship.Baroness Stowell, Chair of the Charity Commission, commented:“Londoners and taxpayers will legitimately feel angry and let down by the waste of millions of pounds of public money on a charitable project that was not delivered. I understand that anger and am clear that this represents a failure for charity that risks undermining public confidence in charities generally.“While the charity was not mismanaged, the public would also expect, as I do, that the right lessons are learnt from this case, so that we don’t see a similar failure arising in future.” Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Charity Commission Finance Melanie May | 10 April 2019 | News However, the Commission’s conclusion met with criticism from the sector on social media, including from the Institute of Fundraising’s Daniel Fluskey, and DSC’s Debra Allcock Tyler who pointed to the differences between this project and the work and operations of other charities, while the lack of sanctions for the Trustees was also highlighted:  285 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

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Jon Spiers takes up CEO role at Royal Free Charity, & other mover news

first_imgFiona Hazell appointed CEO of Leukaemia UKThe trustees of Leukaemia UK have appointed Fiona Hazell as CEO, starting on 9 September. Hazell brings a strong track record in not-for-profit leadership, helping lead two mergers to create the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, as well as critical policy and campaigning successes, in her role as Director of Communications, Engagement & Influencing at Breast Cancer Now since 2014. Melanie May | 10 September 2020 | News Tagged with: Celebrity Charity People Recruitment / people  561 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  560 total views,  2 views today Paul O’Neill takes up Patron position at Halton Haven HospiceHalton Haven Hospice has announced that Paul O’Neill has agreed to become its Patron. Former British Touring Car Championship racer and ITV Pundit Paul O’Neill has been a long-time supporter of Halton Haven after it cared for his late brother. With this year being extremely difficult with fundraising events being cancelled, O’Neill and a group of his friends took on a cycle challenge which to date has raised £27,791.30. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Jon Spiers takes up CEO role at Royal Free Charity, & other mover news Peter Wingrove promoted to CEO at ShawmindEast Midlands-based mental health and wellbeing charity Shawmind has announced the promotion of its Operations Director to CEO with immediate effect. Peter Wingrove, who joined the charity in June 2019, has been the driving force behind a new strategic direction in which the charity launched its Breathe community outreach programme as well as fundraising and various mental health education projects. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=DyVYhtSrkqc&feature=emb_logo[/youtube]Olivia Colman becomes Unicef UK PresidentOlivia Colman has become President of Unicef UK. Colman has been a committed supporter of Unicef UK since 2015, and can currently be seen fronting Unicef’s televised campaigns for Yemen and Syria. She has supported and led a number of campaigns for the charity, including being part of Soccer Aid for Unicef in 2019, the same year she became an official Unicef UK Ambassador. During this time, she has also visited schools in the UK to highlight the work Unicef is doing to create safe and inspiring places for children to learn. Jon Spiers joins Royal Free Charity as CEOJon Spiers has joined the Royal Free Charity as its new Chief Executive. Spiers was previously Chief Executive of Autistica, where he was credited with overseeing exponential income growth and demonstrable impact on UK and international funding and policy. He has advised senior leaders in charities, pharmaceutical companies and biotech in clinical areas including lung cancer, leukaemia, genomics, HIV, meningitis, infectious diseases and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. While head of public affairs and campaigning for Cancer Research UK, he also engaged hundreds of thousands of supporters in the campaign for smoke-free legislation in England and Wales. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dementia UK announces new celebrity ambassador Shahid KhanShahid Khan, otherwise known as ‘Naughty Boy’, has joined Dementia UK as its latest celebrity ambassador. Khan, whose mother is living with dementia, joins a growing number of ambassadors for the charity including actors Jim Broadbent, Phyllis Logan, Judy Parfitt and Lorelei King and athlete Adelle Tracey, all of whom have personal experience of dementia in their family.  Following on from his starring turn as Jay Gatsby in Dementia UK’s celebri-tea photoshoot earlier in the year, Khan has recently also taken part in a new awareness raising film for the charity, ‘Lives on Hold’. Advertisement Three new CEO appointments, and three new charity roles for celebrities make up this round-up of recent charity recruitment news.last_img read more

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TCU researcher receives grant to continue probiotic research

first_imgAbbey Block ReddIt Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Facebook One TCU researcher is looking for a link between yogurt and the brain. Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap Linkedin Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Linkedin Ballet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performance Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ printA TCU researcher is trying to find the link between yogurt and the brain.Micah Eimerbrink, who is studying the effects of probiotics and gut microbiota on the brain, is the recipient of the Dannon Company’s Fourth-Annual Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant.“I am ecstatic about this award and what we will be able to learn as a result,” Eimerbrink said. “I am so thankful for the support of everyone in my life that enabled me to apply.”Eimberbrink’s unique area of research made his application for the grant stand out, said Dr. Miguel Freitas, vice president of health affairs at Dannon. The fellowship includes a $25,000 grant.“This is really an emerging area of research,” Freitas said. “Usually, when you hear about probiotics, you hear about immune function or digestive health. You don’t really hear about the impact on psychological function.”Freitas said Eimerbrink, whose selection was unanimous, is the only applicant in four years to study this area.Eimerbrink said he is intrigued and excited by the complexity of the research.“I am fascinated by the idea that our behavior and perception of the world can be influenced by the bacteria we have in our gut,” said Eimerbrink, who has a background in psychology.“I have gained a humbling understanding of [the] complexity involved in attempting to untangle gut-brain interactions,” he said.Micah Eimerbrink, 34, said he chose to attend TCU because of the interesting research opportunities that are available.Frietas said the grant will allow Eimerbrink to continue and expand his research.“We think that by installing this program, we really promote the passions of young researchers,” Freitas said.Eimerbrink said he wants to do more study of the biological samples from previous research.“We also want to attempt a human study that will look for evidence that we can find similar changes in anxiety and fear in humans,” he said.Eimerbrink thanked the TCU professors and undergraduate students who have helped with the research. He said he is also grateful for his wife’s support.Although he is not sure of his plans after he earns his doctorate in experimental psychology at TCU, Eimerbrink said he hopes to pursue challenging research.“We live in a fascinating world,” he said. “The best way, in my opinion, to attempt to understand it is through careful scientific research that can identify the all the subtleties and connections nature tries to hide.”center_img Twitter Previous articleWife of famed pianist pleads not guilty in daughters’ deathsNext articlePeople bounce over to community center for easter egg hunt Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts Rising number of students reporting mental health issues ReddIt Facebook TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

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RSF condemns cancellation of Vanuatu newspaper editor’s work permit

first_img Organisation November 14, 2019 RSF condemns cancellation of Vanuatu newspaper editor’s work permit CanadaNew ZealandFijiSamoaTongaAmericasAsia – Pacific Media independence Judicial harassment Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Dan McGarry has been working in Vanuatu for over 16 years (photo: David Robbie / Pacific Media Center). “I’m gutted, personally,” McGarry told RSF and its regional partner, the Pacific Media Center. “I’ve devoted 16 years of my life to this country’s development.” And he recently began the process of obtaining Vanuatuan citizenship. to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts “Make no mistake, this work permit cancellation is just a way of punishing a journalist whose investigative reporting annoyed the government,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We call on Prime Minister Chariot Salwai to immediately reconsider a decision that is both mean and unjust. This crude violation of press freedom fuels grave concern about the situation throughout the Pacific region and must not serve as an example.” The media director of the Vanuatu Daily Post, Dan McGarry discovered on 7 November that the authorities had arbitrarily rejected his work permit renewal, brushing aside the fact that he has lived in this South Pacific archipelago for the past 16 years. News According to McGarry, everything began in July when his newspaper revealed that the authorities had detained six Chinese citizens and sent them back to China without a trial and without allowing them access to lawyers, although four of them had obtained Vanuatuan citizenship. CanadaNew ZealandFijiSamoaTongaAmericasAsia – Pacific Media independence Judicial harassment center_img News The government’s response came a few days later, McGarry says. “The Prime Minister summoned me and berated me for my ‘negative’ reporting. ‘If you don’t like it here,’ he told me, ‘go home’. But Vanuatu is my home.” The only reason given by the government was that another person would be “better qualified” to hold McGarry’s position although the privately-owned Vanuatu Daily Post does not have to account to the authorities for its choice of personnel. The press freedom situation in the Pacific is very disparate. Samoa, for example, is ranked 22nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, while Tonga is ranked 45th and Fiji 52nd. Follow the news on Americas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that Dan McGarry, a Canadian who has run Vanuatu’s biggest newspaper for years, is threatened with expulsion for no good reason. RSF calls on the government to reconsider its disgraceful refusal to renew his work permit. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more Reports News RSF_en last_img read more

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Mc Dermott release “beggars belief” – GRA

first_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ By admin – June 9, 2015 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter The Garda Representative Association has echoed calls for reform of the sentencing laws in Ireland which allow prisoners to have 25 per cent of their sentence written off for good behaviour.It’s after the man responsible for the death of Garda Gary McLoughlin was released from prison with 21 months remaining of an 8 year sentence.Gary McLoughlin was killed in the line of duty after a car chase at Burt in County Donegal in 2009.Martin McDermott from Raphoe was sentenced to eight years with the last year suspended in 2011 for driving a stolen car that collided with a Garda car at high speedGRA spopkesperson Garda Brendan O’Connor says the fact that Mr Mc Dermott has been released early “beggars belief”……Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/grareact.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Mc Dermott release “beggars belief” – GRA Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleDonegal Minor team hit with bans following Armagh incidentNext articleHigh Synergy – Live at Outhouse Part 1 admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

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[Breaking] Karnataka HC Refuses To Stay Common Entrance Test Scheduled To Start Tomorrow

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Karnataka HC Refuses To Stay Common Entrance Test Scheduled To Start Tomorrow Mustafa Plumber29 July 2020 7:12 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday refused to stall the Karnataka Common Entrance Test scheduled to start from tomorrow.The Court however clarified that all students who come to give examination should be allowed to write CET and that failure to inform COVID-19 positive status or in advance or to obtain a medical certificate should not be a ground to disallow a candidate to attend the…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 High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday refused to stall the Karnataka Common Entrance Test scheduled to start from tomorrow.The Court however clarified that all students who come to give examination should be allowed to write CET and that failure to inform COVID-19 positive status or in advance or to obtain a medical certificate should not be a ground to disallow a candidate to attend the exam and that they should be dealt with in the manner provided under the Standard Opertaing Procedure of the state.”…on no ground, should a student be denied the opportunity to write exam. Authorities should provide transport to students on cases to case basis and not just to COVID positive students”, the bench stated in the order.The Court directed that the authorities should “scrupulously follow” the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Standard Operating Procedure formulated by the State Government for the conduct of CET.The Court also directed that the SOP should be uploaded to the web portal of KEA before 8 pm today.The bench told the Government that all personnel should be given clear instructions that students from containment zones can come out on showing hall tickets.”All police and health personnel should be instructed properly regarding this”, the bench told Additional Advocate General, Dhyan Chinnappa, who represented the Government.The Court stated in the order as follows :”…we make it exclusively clear that on no ground whatsoever any candidate will be prevented from attending his examinations. All logistical support shall be extended to such candidates who require medical attention, transportation, food in case of covid patients and other facilities. Respondent authorities shall also make sure that not only inside the examination hall but outside the hall the conditions prescribed under the SOP issued by Ministry of health affairs and SOP by state from time to time, is scrupulously/strictly followed. State shall ensure that all necessary instruction and information is issued to authorities for ensuring that no candidate or their parents and guardians accompanying them are prevented from leaving their place of residence on account of same being in containment zones or otherwise. If necessary on a case to case basis they shall provide transportation not only to candidates who may be tested positive for covid but also to those candidates who may be in need of such transportation.Respodent authorities shall also ensure that on account of non compliance of Sop. Namely not informing authorities about covid-19 status in advance or non production of medical certificate from physician, certifying that candidate is fit to write the examination and furnishing risk consent as a ground to prohibit from taking up the exam. For reasons aforestated the interim prayer sought for stands rejected”.The bench comprising Justices Aravind Kumar and M I Arun told the petitioners that they came belatedly to the court, challenging the KCET notification issued on May 13.”You came at the last moment. What were you doing for two months?”, the bench said.Yesterday, a bench headed by Chief Justice Abay S Oka had directed the State Government to reconsider the decision to hold Karnataka Common Entrance Test(KCET) amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.Today, the Government told the HC that it has decided to go ahead with the KCET as scheduled on July 30, 31 and August 1.#KCET2020 Read the operative portion of the order of Karnataka HC which clarified that no student should be disallowed from attending #KCETExams on the ground on not fulfilling conditions in SOP. The bench however refused the prayer to stay the exams.#KCETStudensInHCForJustice pic.twitter.com/IcK6EkS13o— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 29, 2020The directions of Karnataka HC in pleas challenging #KCET :1. No stay of exams.2. All students who come to give examination should be allowed to write CET3. Transport should not be restricted to COVID-19 positive cases4. SOP to be uploaded to KEA web portal before 8pm today https://t.co/05XYUQsHTL— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 29, 2020As happened during the oral hearing:The case was heard today by a bench comprising Justices Aravind Kumar and M I Arun as Chief Justice AS Oka was not available today.During the hearing, the bench, expressed dissatisfaction with the Standard Operating Procedure formulated by the State government on July 18 observing that it was framed without considering relevant aspect.”From the date of announcing the CET schedule (May 18), there is a marked change. The SOP framed on July 18 does not address many aspects. Can we put the students to danger?”, the bench asked Dhyan Chinnappa, Additional Advocate General, who appeared for the Karnataka Government.”You came out with the SOP late”, the bench told the AAG.The bench also observed that the decision was taken in a “hurry” and asked if any “irreparable harm or injury” will be caused if the exams are postponed.The AAG replied that the postponement of exams will result in a “financial drain to the exchequer as arrangements have already been made”.Asserting that the decision to go ahead with the exams was taken after considering all aspects, the AAG submitted “Today we are in a state of preparedness and students are also prepared and so we should go ahead with the exams”.The bench elaborately quizzed the AAG with respect to various scenarios that could arise on account of COVID-19. When the AAG submitted that so far 40 candidates are reported COVID-19 positive and that ambulances will be arranged for them to write exams in special rooms, the bench asked: “suppose a student gets COVID-19 positive report today or tomorrow morning, then what will you do?”To this, the AAG said that he does not have an answer, but added: “I am told that we are accepting request from COVID patients till the last date”.The bench also asked the AAG if a second opportunity will be given to students who miss KCET. The AAG replied that so far the government has not taken a decision on that.The bench also expressed doubts over the workability of the clause in the SOP, as per which a student from Containment Zone will be allowed to come out along with parents on showing the hall ticket.The bench observed that there are chances of the officer standing at the ground refusing such passage for students or parents, despite the SOP.The AAG told the bench that 1,84,368 students have downloaded the hall tickets and it is “neither feasible nor proper in the larger interests of students” to stop carrying out the exams.The written submission submitted by the Government stated that special arrangements will be made for the transport of students from containment zones. As per the SOP, the exam centres will be sanitized, and special rooms will be arranged for students showing symptoms. Allowing students to come out of containment zones leads to dilution of COVID-19 guidelines: Submission by petitionersSenior Advocate AS Ponnanna, appearing in the petition filed by National Students Union of India, submitted that allowing students to come out from containment zones will lead to dilution of the COVID-19 guidelines framed by the Central Government. He pointed out that as per the “unlock” guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs, containment zones are supposed to be under complete lockdown. He stressed that in Bengaluru city alone, there are over 12,000 containment zones.When the KCET notification was issued on May 13, the state had roughly 1,100 cases. Now it has crossed one lakh cases. This drastic change in circumstances has not been properly considered by the State.Also, SOP says that students from outside state will be considered as “business travellers” and will be exempted from quarantine for the purpose of KCET. This is contrary to guidelines of Centre and defeats the purpose of quarantine.He highlighted that all major central exams have been postponed taking note of COVID-19. NEET has been postponed from July 27 to September 13. JEE scheduled from July 18 to 23 is postponed to Sept 1 to 6. PGCET is also postponed from August 8/9. The neighbouring state of Telangana postponed the entrance exams.  “All of us are aware that COVID-19 is rapidly spreading. Condition is not conducive to hold exams where around 2 lakh students are going to be appearing. Students should not be made to suffer”, he submitted.Ponnanna : SOP says students from outside state will be considered as business travellers. So, they are exempted from quarantine for the purpose of #KCET. This is contrary to guidelines of Centre, and defeats the purpose of quarantine.#KCETStudentsInHCForJustice— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 29, 2020SOP unworkable, petitioners submitAdvocate Anil Kumar, appearing for petitioner Pradeep Kumar, submitted that the SOP is not made known to the students, and is not even uploaded in the website.He also said that the comparison drawn by the State with the conduct of SSLC exams was not appropriate, as the situation has drastically changed after that.The SOP only deals with Exam on July 30 and 31, does not deal with August 1 exam.He also submitted that the State has not clarified how many rooms will be made available for exams.”SOP says only 24 students per room. 497 rooms are not enough for that. Then, approx 8300 will have to be provided. The state has to clarify”, he submitted.He clarified that the petitioner was not seeking cancellation of the exam but its postponement.Advocate Abdulla Mannan Khan, appearing in the third petition, submitted that the thermal scan procedure at exam centres can be circumvented by consuming paracetamol tablet. This will lead to many COVID-19 patients being undetected at exam centres. He pointed out that the entrance test in Kerala had led to few COIVD-19 positive cases. Comparison with SSLC exams is not correct. In SSLC, a student who misses the exam is allowed to re-appear. In #KCET, there is no second exam, no second opportunity : Adv Ani Kumar. @nsui @NSUIKarnataka #COVID19 #KCETStudentsInHCForJustice #KarnatakaCOVID#KCET— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 29, 2020Yesterday, while asking the State to reconsider the decision on KCET, Chief Justice AS Oka had observed  “During the last two weeks, every day around 5,000 positive cases are detected in the state and around 1500 cases were reported daily from Bengaluru. There are more than 5000 containment zones in Bengaluru. The SOP of government says that no one is allowed to leave Containment Zones. Moreover, Public transport will not be available too. There is a possibility of students missing out on the exam”. In the light of these factors, the bench had directed the State to reconsider the question of holding the CET and to inform its fresh decision to the Court today. The writ petitions were filed by: 1) Group of Students and NSUI 2) Adv Pradeep 3) Adv Abdullah Mannan Khan. The petitioners submitted that conducting the exams under “such dreadful conditions” was arbitrary and risky to the health and safety of students, leading to violation of fundamental rights under Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution. The petitioners also highlighted that students in containment zones will face difficulties in attending the examination, resulting in denial of equal opportunities to the student community, which is a violation of the equality clause under Article 14 of the Constitution.   Click here to download the orderRead Order 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

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Trojan Relay

first_img The Relay organizers had games planned and there was food. Bands provided entertainment throughout the night as the students and others celebrated the victories that have been won over cancer. You Might Like Irish cooks a-stirrin’ for contest When Irish eyes start smiling, the pot and pans start rattling around in kitchens all across Pike County in anticipation… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content “Although the Troy University Relay for Life campaign is separate from the countywide campaign, the funds raised support the Pike County Relay campaign,” she said. “The university Relay campaign is organized, planned and carried out by students. Many of the students involved were involved in community Relay events prior to coming to the university. Our hope is that their involvement here will carry over to the communities they call home after graduation.”The Troy University Relay for Life event is patterned after the Relay events that are held all across the United States.“The Survivors Walk began at 6 p.m. and all of the events are basically the same as any culminating Relay event,” Franklin said. Published 9:14 am Saturday, March 26, 2011 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson A luminary honoring E.B. Johnson is seen as people walk a lap during the 2011 Troy University Relay for Life in Troy, Ala., Friday, March 25, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)The Troy University Relay for Life culminating event brought out droves of university students, faculty members community people who support the annual nationwide fundraising campaign for the American Cancer Society.The Relay event was held at the Green Davis Tailgate Terrace from 3 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday.Kay Franklin, ACS community representative, said the university Relay event is a welcomed addition to the Pike County Relay for Life fundraising campaign. Email the authorcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder “The students do have an extra event, the Heroes Lap, where they carry photographs of those who are reason they Relay.”Some carried banners with names of their “Heroes.” Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Print Article Trojan Relay The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

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9-year-old girl missing since 2016 found safe after tip from TV show viewer

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 9-year-old Texas girl who had been missing for over a year was found safe this week thanks to a tip from a viewer watching the A&E show “Live PD.”Mariah Martinez vanished on Oct. 21, 2016, and was featured Friday in a story on the show, a documentary series that follows police officers in the course of their patrol.A viewer called in a tip about Mariah after watching the show and she was recovered Tuesday in New Mexico with the help of the Lubbock Police Department and New Mexico State Police, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.“We received a viewer tip & worked w/ Lubbock Police Department & New Mexico State Police to find her,” the organization wrote in a Facebook post. “Big thank you for bringing home one of our missing kids!”Mariah and her siblings, Jeremiah and Leimiah, were reported missing in late October after investigators had secured a court order to take them from their mother’s custody, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.By the time investigators tried to enforce the order, the children and their mother had disappeared.Jeremiah and Leimiah were recovered in January 2017, but their sister had remained missing until now, according to the Avalanche-Journal. Their mother, Amanda Martinez, was arrested when the first two children were found, the Avalanche-Journal reported. It’s not clear where her case currently stands.The Lubbock Police Department said in a statement that it “is thankful that the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children continued to place this case at the top of their priority list, ensuring that Mariah return home safely.”Further details were not immediately available.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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