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Aristocrat-Ainsworth IP infringement hearing switched to September

first_img17th July 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Slots The Federal Court of Australia has set a new date of September 4 for the first case management hearing over an intellectual property rights infringement dispute between Aristocrat Technologies and Ainsworth Game Technology.The Court had been due to hear the case today (July 17), but this has now been changed to later in the year, with both parties required to file and serve their defence to the statement of claim and any cross claim by August 28.The Federal Court has not disclosed the reasons behind the switch.Earlier this month, Aristocrat filed legal action against Ainsworth, accusing the gaming machines and content provider of infringing on its intellectual property rights.Aristocrat cited a breach of Australian Consumer law, but Ainsworth denied the accusations, vowing to “vigorously defending the claims made by Aristocrat in these proceedings”.Court papers on the filing have not yet been made available, but reports in the Australian media suggest the case is in relation to technology Aristocrat has developed for its Lightning Link slot machine.Aristocrat has alleged that Ainsworth has used this technology in its own gaming machines.September’s first case management hearing will commence at 9:30am local time in New South Wales.Image: verkeorg Casino & games Tags: Slot Machines Email Address Aristocrat-Ainsworth IP infringement hearing switched to September Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Oceania Australia The Federal Court of Australia has set a new date of September 4 for the first case management hearing over an intellectual property rights infringement dispute between rivals Aristocrat Technologies and Ainsworth Game Technology. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

La Comisión de Liturgia da a conocer una propuesta sobre…

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 12, 2012 Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA [Episcopal News Service] La Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música (SCLM, por su sigla en inglés) de la Iglesia Episcopal ha dado a conocer fragmentos de su informe: “Yo te bendeciré y tú serás una bendición: materiales para la bendición de personas del mismo sexo”, que incluye el texto del rito de bendición que proponen.Los pasajes del informe de la comisión a la Convención General pueden consultarse en la Internet aquí en la sección de Documentos.Además del rito propuesto, los fragmentos dados a conocer el 8 de marzo incluyen una reflexión teológica sobre la bendición de relaciones del mismo sexo y dos resoluciones legislativas relacionadas con el asunto que la Comisión de Liturgia recomendará a la Convención General cuando ésta se reúna en Indianápolis del 4 al 12 de julio.“Realmente queremos darle a los obispos y a los diputados en particular una oportunidad de entender el material antes de la Convención General, y proporcionándoselo a la Iglesia en general le permitirá a los obispos y diputados escuchar a toda la Iglesia como parte de su discernimiento respecto a cómo podrían responder a la Convención”, dijo la Rda. Ruth Meyers -profesora de la cátedra Hodges-Haynes de liturgia en la Escuela de Teología Eclesial del Pacífico y presidenta de la Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música- a Episcopal News Service en una entrevista telefónica poco antes de que publicaran los pasajes.El trabajo de la SCLM se produce en respuesta al mandato de la Convención General de 2009 (vía Resolución C056) que colabora con la Cámara de Obispos para hacer acopio de materiales teológicos y liturgias para bendiciones de relaciones del mismo sexo y presentar un informe al respecto a la 77ª. reunión de la Convención este verano.El rito propuesto se titula “El testimonio y la bendición de un pacto de por vida”. El matrimonio no se menciona específicamente porque, como Meyers ha señalado frecuentemente, la C056 ha pedido la creación de materiales para la bendición de relaciones del mismo sexo y no para solemnizar matrimonios de parejas del mismo sexo. Sin embargo, la página introductoria del rito advierte que “para cumplir con las leyes de la jurisdicción civil en la cual el rito se celebra, el sacerdote debe consultarle al obispo, que puede autorizar modificaciones en [la sección] del pronunciamiento” del rito.Meyers dijo a ENS que la comisión quería “dejar libertad de acción” a los obispos en tales escenarios que ya hayan decidido o tengan que decidir qué clérigos de sus diócesis puedan oficiar en la parte religiosa de un matrimonio o unión civil. Agregó que tal decisión puede necesitar un cambio en las palabras de la parte de la liturgia en la cual el que preside dice: “Puesto que N. y N. han intercambiado promesas de amor y fidelidad en presencia de Dios y de la Iglesia, yo declaro ahora que ellos están vinculados mutuamente en un santo pacto, por todo el tiempo en que ambos vivieren. Amén”.El rito, que se espera tenga lugar dentro del contexto de la Santa Eucaristía, se sugiere que incluya una extensión de la aclamación de apertura, una exhortación (que tradicionalmente comienza “Muy amados:”), específica de la naturaleza del rito; cuatro nuevas colectas que se sugieren; listas de lecciones del Antiguo Testamento y de la Epístola, así como de lecturas de los Salmos y del Evangelio que resulten adecuadas; un nuevo prefacio a la plegaria eucarística y una nueva oración de postcomunión.La sección de  “atestiguación de los votos y bendición del pacto” incluye adiciones recién escritas a una estructura y elementos que se hacen eco del rito de matrimonio del Libro de Oración Común.Meyers le dijo a ENS que el equipo de trabajo litúrgico de la Comisión había recibido “centenares” de ritos de bendición, algunos de los cuales se remontaban a la década del 70, enviados por episcopales en respuesta a una solicitud de la SCLM. Basándose en una serie de principios litúrgicos y teológicos para la revisión de los ritos, [los miembros de este equipo de la Comisión] leyeron cada uno de [los ritos que les enviaron] y tomaron elementos de algunos de ellos, explicó. Una muestra de los ritos se encuentra aquí.Un comunicado de prensa de la Oficina de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia decía que la reflexión teológica resaltaba que la SCLM ha revisado más de 30 años de deliberaciones de la Convención General sobre parejas del mismo sexo, especialmente la resolución D039 de 2000, que identificaba las características que la Iglesia espera de parejas que viven en matrimonio y en otras relaciones comprometidas de por vida: “fidelidad, monogamia, afecto y respeto mutuos, comunicación amable y sincera, y el santo amor que permite a los que participan en tales relaciones de ver en el otro la imagen de Dios”.La primera resolución de la SCLM le pide a la Convención que encomiende su informe a la iglesia para su estudio y que permita el uso experimental del rito litúrgico a partir del primer domingo de Adviento de 2012 (2 de diciembre). El período de uso experimental que se propone permitiría una revisión de parte de toda la Iglesia y la SCLM informaría a la siguiente reunión de la Convención General que sesionará en Salt Lake City en 2015 sobre el modo en que se usaron todos los materiales.Esa resolución también  solicita que la Convención extienda la cláusula de la C056 de “generosa respuesta pastoral”, particularmente a los obispos en diócesis dentro de las jurisdicciones civiles donde los matrimonios, las uniones civiles o las llamadas asociaciones domésticas de personas del mismo sexo son legales. Algunos obispos han citado esa estipulación al permitirle al clero que oficie en los matrimonios o uniones civiles de parejas del mismo sexo en estados donde esas uniones son legales.La segunda resolución le pide a la Convención que cree un equipo de trabajo que orientaría a la Iglesia a “identificar y explorar las dimensiones bíblicas, teológicas, históricas, litúrgicas y canónicas del matrimonio”, durante el trienio 2013-2015. Este equipo de trabajo, dijo Meyers en el comunicado de prensa, ayudará a que la Iglesia estudie los problemas del debate de la igualdad del matrimonio en la sociedad civil.Meyers le comentó a ENS que la decisión de dar a conocer pasajes del informe ahora se basaba en la oportunidad de una serie de reuniones a través de la Iglesia en las cuales los obispos y los diputados tendrán la oportunidad de echarle un primer vistazo al informe final. Los miembros de la SCLM presentarán el informe en reuniones regularmente programadas de sínodos provinciales antes de la Convención, las cuales comenzaron con la reunión de la IX Provincia el 7 de marzo, durante la cual se le informó a los participantes sobre los materiales.La Cámara de Obispos también recibirá un breve informe durante su reunión del 16 al 20 de marzo en el Centro de Conferencias y Retiro de Camp Allen, en Navasota, Texas. Dado el mandato de la C056, los obispos “han sido parte de este conversación todo el tiempo y se muestran muy interesados en ver este material”, señaló Meyers.“Y, al mismo tiempo, debido a nuestra política bicameral… parece importante que los diputados también tengan acceso [a esos materiales] para que puedan participar también en el debate”, añadió Meyers.Los miembros de la Cámara de Diputados podrán discutir los fragmentos en el foro de Internet en la página web de la presidenta de la Cámara de Diputados Bonnie Anderson, decía el comunicado.“Dado el número de personas que va a tener acceso [a los fragmentos] entre obispos y diputados, pareció mucho más sencillo publicarlos, de manera que otras personas de la Iglesia que quisieran seguir la discusión en el foro de los diputados, pudieran hacerlo y tener acceso al material para entender en qué consiste el debate”, explicó Meyers. Las personas que no son diputados pueden leer los textos en el foro de Internet de los diputados, pero no pueden participar en el debate.Ella agrego que esperaba que los obispos y los diputados conversarían entre sí acerca de los materiales y que encontrarían también modos de oír a los episcopales en sus diócesis.“Espero que la gente sí se tome el tiempo como dice esa antigua colecta anglicana refiriéndose a la Escritura de ‘leer, considerar, aprender e interiormente asimilar’ [propio 28] -al menos de leer y considerar, y realmente lidiar con lo que se trata, porque hay un ensayo teológico substancial en esto”, dijo ella a ENS. “También esperaría que otros episcopales  también leyeran y estudiaran este material y dialogaran al respecto con sus diputados y sus obispos, y les hicieran saber sus esperanzas  y sus preocupaciones, y que los cuestionaran, de manera que los obispos y los diputados puedan venir a la Convención y oírse mutuamente otra vez, escuchar el testimonio de las vistas públicas y estar preparados para tomar una decisión”.Sobre todo, Meyers agregó que esperaba que la Iglesia “emprendería esto con profundidad de oración y reflexión para estar atenta a la obra del Espíritu en medio nuestro”.La Comisión dijo en el prefacio a su informe que “para algunos episcopales, este material concordará  bien con su experiencia y su reflexión teológica de larga data; para otros, el llamado de la Convención General 2009 representa una ocasión nueva y tal vez desconcertante en la vida de nuestra iglesia.“Tomamos esa diferencia seriamente,” dice la Comisión, y añade que “todos nosotros pertenecemos igualmente a la Iglesia Episcopal y a la Comunión Anglicana en todo el mundo, y, la mayoría de nosotros, al Cuerpo universal de Cristo. Este material teológico respeta la centralidad de la Escritura entre los anglicanos, interpretada en concierto con las tradiciones históricas de la Iglesia y a la luz de la razón”.Un resumen del proceso que la SCLM utilizó para crear el rito y los materiales que lo acompañan se encuentra aquí en un informe de ENS de octubre de 2011, cuando la Comisión le dio los toques finales a su obra.La serie completa que la SCLM ha creado incluye una introducción en que se explica el proceso que se ha emprendido, una encuesta sobre asuntos legales y canónicos, materiales pastorales para preparar a una pareja para una bendición litúrgica, una guía de debate para congregaciones y una perspectiva general de la legislación de la CG. Estos materiales, junto con los fragmentos aparecidos el 7 de marzo, se publicarán en abril como parte de la colección de informes a la Convención General de todas las comisiones, comités, agencias y juntas oficiales de la Iglesia Episcopal que se conoce como el Libro Azul. Y que aparecerá en la Internet aquí.Para más información, diríjase a la SCLM en [email protected]— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es editora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA La Comisión de Liturgia da a conocer una propuesta sobre el rito para bendecir relaciones del mismo sexo La Convención General considerará el uso experimental del rito junto con un estudio sobre el matrimonio Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

How monitoring local water supplies can build community

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleKicks 4 Guns takes a chunk out of firearm violence in Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here By John M. Carroll, Distinguished Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University and first published on theconversation.com.Water insecurity is a touchstone for 2018. Our planet isn’t running out of water, but various kinds of mismanagement have led to local water crises across the planet, directly threatening millions of people.Ensuring water quality requires regular testing, protecting source water, monitoring and repairing distribution systems, treatment plants and other infrastructure, and developing the ability to recycle water and desalinate salt water. These activities require many types of specialists. But they can also benefit from the direct participation of engaged citizens, who themselves can also benefit from getting involved with this work.Most of my career has focused on information sciences and technology. Over the past 40 years, I have investigated cases in which people creatively mastered information and technology that was poorly designed relative to their needs, or applied technology to problems it was not originally designed for, such as strengthening local heritage, community governance or collaborative learning. I have learned that making technology effective often requires the creative engagement of everyone who is affected by it.Contemporary reports on failing water systems tend to overlook the critical roles that citizens can play in addressing environmental challenges at the local level. Water systems are human-technology interactions. Engaged and informed volunteers who are committed to protecting water quality are as critical to a successful water system as pumps and filters.In the course of a research project on citizen-initiated health collaborations, I learned that people in my own community in central Pennsylvania were deeply involved in monitoring local water quality. Many Americans probably think of this as a job for state or local government agencies. But it also can be a community engagement activity, much like working at a food bank, driving for Meals on Wheels or building homes with Habitat for Humanity.This does not mean the work is any less about environmental protection. Rather, it incorporates environmental protection into the core of hyperlocal community work – the actions people take locally to strengthen their communities.Roughly 100,000 people live in the Spring Creek watershed in central Pennsylvania. Spring Creek is a well-known trout fishery, but the region faces ongoing water quality challenges, including agricultural runoff, stormwater silt and invasive species. It also has legacy pollution sources, including abandoned clay and coal mines and a chemical plant that was a Superfund site in the 1980s. Future challenges include a threat of runoff from Marcellus Shale gas drilling.Several dozen local groups – including nonprofits, municipal entities and regional water and sewer authorities – carry out a wide variety of water quality testing programs. Each group gathers and organizes its own data sets, but they also coordinate through overlapping memberships, arrangements to share equipment, space, funding and data, and initiatives involving multiple townships and boroughs, which the groups sometimes create themselves.Although these groups have only a few hundred members in total, they are involved in many activities. They advise municipalities and the public on watershed issues, such as development proposals. They also coordinate planning among towns, conduct outreach programs at public schools, observe and collect samples at field sites, and interact with testing laboratories and government agencies.Some groups have developed data sets and analyses that are curated and published online or available by request. They also have produced a community watershed atlas, which explains what the watershed is, how it works and how it serves the people who live in it.Several groups that mainly collect data consist almost entirely of older adults. For example, members of the Pennsylvania Senior Environmental Corps work in teams of four to six, regularly visiting sites throughout the watershed to measure about 40 data points per site, including water chemistry, stream flow characteristics and counts of macro invertebrates.Members of Trout Unlimited focus specifically on indicators of healthy fish populations, such as identifying trout spawning nests. This involves regular physical work and social interaction, so the groups coproduce better community and personal health as they protect local water resources.There are 350 local nonprofit water quality groups in Pennsylvania alone. These volunteer groups could be seen as a transitional workaround whose work will eventually be replaced by remote sensor networks. But that is a narrow view of what they do for local communities and for people. Automation will not engage citizens in learning about water resources, or provide meaningful and rigorous tasks that motivate them to be active outdoors.Leveraging citizen water activism more effectivelyThese water monitoring initiatives are sustainable and valuable. They are a hyperlocal variety of citizen science – citizens organizing and carrying out water monitoring activities in their own communities.Their work produces more than data. It strengthens trust and social capital throughout the community, and makes people more aware of local water challenges. It cultivates critical environmental knowledge and skills, and gives volunteers meaningful work.But it could be even more beneficial. My Penn State colleagues and I are working with citizens in central Pennsylvania to design and develop a community water quality data platform, which would integrate and amplify local groups’ and government agencies’ diverse data sets, making it easier to visualize and analyze water quality data.Clean water groups could use this tool to explore scenarios, such as enhancing riparian buffers – planted zones near stream banks – to mitigate impacts from springtime agricultural runoff or summertime thermal pollution episodes. Using data this way could make watershed events and patterns more accessible to residents, and more effective as opportunities for learning and engagement.This platform could make it easier for citizens to become knowledgeable about water resources, and more generally, about data visualization and analysis and data-driven thinking. We do not think fixing failing water systems should be up to citizens, but we believe it is better for everyone if citizens are informed and engaged about their water supplies. It would be nice to assume that responsible authorities will ensure our water is clean and safe, but examples like the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, show that this is not always true.In Spring Creek, and probably many other locations, promising local networks like this are hidden in plain sight. Once they are identified, communities can leverage them. And others can work to foster them where they do not yet exist. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Through the Eyes of an All Black – November catch up with Nick Evans

first_imgSaturday Nov 9, 2013 Through the Eyes of an All Black – November catch up with Nick Evans This month the All Blacks embark on a three-match overseas tour, facing France, England and Ireland. It’s been another demanding year so will they be able to maintain the winning streak? Former Test star Nick Evans shares his thoughts.We sent Nick Heath along for our monthly catch up with namesake Evans, who kindly shared his views on how his fellow countrymen have done this year, and where they are going forward.Having completed a gruelling Rugby Championship, and more recently a once off match against 2019 RWC hosts Japan, the European tour is now centre stage, with France in Paris up first.The clash with England in a few week’s time might be in the back of the All Blacks’ minds though, as they look to avenge that shock defeat at Twickenham last year.“There’s a massive expectation on this game especially from the New Zealand public back at home,” said Evans, who will be there when the two sides meet again. “That hurt 12 months ago. The English side had one of those days where everything they did turned to gold.”Harlequins flyhalf Evans goes on to discuss the ribbing he took for that game, his predictions for the rematch and what it’s like for the All Blacks at this time of the season after a long, challenging year. He also talks about the Maori All Blacks tour of North America, and why it’s so good for the game.This feature is brought to you by official partners AIG. Keep an eye on our All Blacks channel, where Nick will join us again soon and all New Zealand related updates get posted. <mce:script language=’JavaScript1.1′ mce_src=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/adj/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]”> </mce:script> <NOSCRIPT> <A HREF=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/jump/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]?” mce_HREF=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/jump/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]”> <IMG SRC=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/ad/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]?” mce_SRC=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/ad/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]” BORDER=0 WIDTH=400 HEIGHT=80 ALT=”Advertisement”></A> </NOSCRIPT> ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Saints flyhalf joins the trick pass action and may have even outdone Quade Cooper

first_imgThursday Apr 9, 2020 Saints flyhalf joins the trick pass action and may have even outdone Quade Cooper As the memory of what rugby looks like slips further and further from our minds during the coronavirus pandemic, players have kept us entertained with a series of tricks over the past few weeks. ADVERTISEMENTOne of rugby’s greatest magicians, Carlos Spencer, has surfaced again on social media recently with a display of passes and kicks that only the former All Black could produce.Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper followed suit as well, with a viral clip of American football-style behind the back pass, which, frankly, has never been seen on a rugby field before, nor should be. Nonetheless, it is a way to show he is still keeping busy during this period where teams are not allowed to train.Well Northampton Saints flyhalf James Grayson has also joined the action now, producing another Cooperesque pass for all to see on social media.While it is hard to imagine a scenario where an audacious pass like this would ever be necessary in a match, it is still mightily impressive all the same.With no current indication as to when this suspension of rugby will end, passes like this may be the norm when it returns given the months of practice the players have had.ADVERTISEMENTThis is the Quade Cooper pass, if you missed it: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

How to attract more volunteers

 17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Volunteer recruitment is often a challenge even for the largest charities. Find out more about radical plans to encourage more people to volunteer in Nicola Hill’s Time on our hands at The Guardian.Find out about the regional winners of this year’s Whitebread Volunteer Actions awards in Top of the range at The Guardian. How to attract more volunteers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 5 June 2000 | News read more

Michigan prisoners protest for decent food

first_imgFrom Alabama to Michigan, prisoners are resisting the inhuman conditions they are subjected to. On March 19 and 20, inmates in Kinross, Mich., staged a protest over bad food, which had almost 100 percent participation. Kinross is in the state’s Upper Peninsula and hundreds of miles from any of the majority-Black urban areas where many prisoners have families. There are about 1,300 inmates.On March 20, the prisoners staged a silent but disciplined protest by returning to their cells 20 minutes early in a unified fashion. The next day, all but a few dozen prisoners skipped breakfast. Boycotts of lunch and dinner also had more than 95 percent participation.Trinity Services Group has the food service contract for all of Michigan’s prisons. It took over the state’s contract with Aramark, whose blatant disregard for food hygiene drew numerous complaints. Using the Freedom of Information Act, the Detroit Free Press found “a litany of problems,” including maggots, rodents and food shortages. (March 22) Aramark won the bid in 2013 after the state privatized prison food service and fired 370 unionized workers, who were feeding 43,000 inmates in 33 prisons.Complaints about the food have not ceased since Aramark’s three-year contract was terminated last year before it had expired. David Sole, an organizer in the ongoing campaign to free Michigan political prisoner the Rev. Edward Pinkney, told Workers World that the terrible food served to prisoners has been a constant concern. “Rev. Pinkney has been in several Michigan prisons since December 2014, including, very briefly, in Kinross. After Aramark was ousted from the state prisons, Rev. Pinkney reported that Trinity was just as bad. Rev. Pinkney has lost 30 pounds, and he isn’t a big fellow. He and many other prisoners look forward to quarterly food shipments permitted by the prisons that can be ordered by relatives.”Decent food is a recognized human right. The human rights violations that Rev. Pinkney and 43,000 Michigan prisoners are subjected to must end. Solidarity with the Kinross prison protest!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/1/2013 Morning Comment Gary Wilhelmi

first_img FinancialDow pre open off 50 following a weak jobs report of 157,000 new jobs and —Dow open plus 76, unemployment up to 7.9%ISM manufacturing index expected at 50.7PMI 51.5U of M consumer sentiment 71.5Construction spending up .8%Chinese PMI 50.4 off .2%Exxon earnings beat estimatesDAX down .3%FTSE .6% lowerWTI crude $97.40 off $.14Brent crude $116.38 up another $.79 and on a steady rise after breaking above $113Gold chopping about at $1671 up $11Dollar continues to decline off 24 at 78.95 the lowest in a whileLivestockTexas and Kansas cattle trade at $125 plus $3Inventories forecast at down 1.8% and watch lots under 1000 head as they have been steadily closingBoxed beef $1.44 lower choice and $.77 in select cutsKill 487,000 thus far off 2000Hog kill 1,666,000 up 24,000Cold and snow curbs hog movement111 loads of pork cutout at $.42 lower on carcass, down $ up $.46 loin’s, hams $3.17 lower and bellies $2.39 higherGrain and soybeans$7.42 March corn, $14.79 March beans and $7.82 March wheatDryness in Argentina now affecting the soybeans and also up into S BrazilInforma private S American crop estimates todayChina 222,000 tons of additional 13-14 beans yesterdayChinese New Year begins 2-9 and their buying is in anticipationNOPA crush will start being released at 11 CST on 2-15Heavy snow in upper Midwest will eventually add to shallow steamsBrackets: March corn $7.35 -7.50, March beans $14-15 and March wheat $7.40-8.10 Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/1/2013 Morning Comment Gary Wilhelmi By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 1, 2013 Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/1/2013 Morning Comment Gary Wilhelmi SHARE Previous article2013 Indiana Forum to Explore the Big Picture of AgricultureNext articlePoultry Industry Adjusting to $5 Corn Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Afghan journalists injured in two attacks, driver killed

first_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on Afghanistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the shooting attack on a TV crew’s vehicle in the eastern province of Nangarhar on 21 January and an arson attack the same day on a radio station in the west-central province of Ghor, and calls for full investigations into both attacks. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolence to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolence News News Help by sharing this information March 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation January 23, 2018 Afghan journalists injured in two attacks, driver killed Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Reporter Baz Mohamed Shiwarir and cameraman Mohammad Rafiq were injured and their driver was killed when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Bati Kot, a district near Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. The journalists work for the Nangarhar branch of the national radio and TV broadcaster.Masked intruders deliberately set fire to Sedai Edelat (Voice of Justice), a radio station based in Firuzkoh, the capital of Ghor province, said Abdlvodod Samim, a journalist who was present at the time. He told the police that they “beat me badly, tied me up and then started the fire.”Samim was in state of shock but sustained only minor injuries. The police are investigating the attack.Voice of Justice has been broadcasting for 14 years and is the oldest radio station in Ghor province. This was the second attack on a media outlet in Firuzkoh in a month. A homemade bomb caused major damage to the premises of Radio Sarhad (Frontier) on 23 December. The police have yet to arrest the perpetrators.“We call on the Afghan government to conduct thorough investigations in order to identify the perpetrators and instigators of these attacks as soon as possible,” said Reza Moini, the head of the RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “Impunity encourages the media’s enemies. Protecting journalists needs to become a priority for everyone.”Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News la radio Sedai edelat & la Radio Sarhad May 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistanlast_img read more

‘Such Decision Must Have Been Taken After Due Deliberations’: Gujarat HC Refuses To Interfere With CBDT’s Decision To Not Extend Deadline For Filing ITRS

first_imgNews Updates’Such Decision Must Have Been Taken After Due Deliberations’: Gujarat HC Refuses To Interfere With CBDT’s Decision To Not Extend Deadline For Filing ITRS Akshita Saxena14 Jan 2021 3:38 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Wednesday declined to interfere with the decision of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), to not grant any further extension for filing of Audit Reports and Income Tax Returns for the Assessment Year 2020-21. “We believe that such decision must have been taken after due deliberations, and in taking such decision, many financial experts must have…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 Gujarat High Court on Wednesday declined to interfere with the decision of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), to not grant any further extension for filing of Audit Reports and Income Tax Returns for the Assessment Year 2020-21. “We believe that such decision must have been taken after due deliberations, and in taking such decision, many financial experts must have applied their minds,” observed a Division Bench of Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh J. Vora while upholding the executive Body’s decision. The last dates for filing (i) Returns (for non-audit cases) is January 10, 2021; (ii) Tax Audit is January 15, 2021; and (iii) Returns (for tax audit cases) is February 15, 2021. Last week, the Gujarat High Court had directed the Board to take a decision on representations seeking extension of due dates. Vide order dated January 11, the Board rejected all such representations while stating that any delay in filing returns affects collection of taxes and other welfare functions of the state for the vulnerable and weaker sections of society which is funded through the revenue collected. ‘Govt Needs Revenue To Carry Out Relief Work For Poor In These Difficult Times’: CBDT Declines Further Extension Of Due Dates For Filing ITRs The Board was of the view that sufficient time has already been given to taxpayers to file their tax returns and any further extension will adversely affect the return filing discipline and shall also cause injustice to those who have taken pains to file the return before the due date. After considering this order on Wednesday, the High Court observed, “It is true that the Board is vested with the power under Section 119 of the Act to extend the due date and the powers are discretionary in nature and that is the reason why we thought fit to ask the CBDT to look into the matter and take an appropriate decision in accordance with law. If the CBDT has looked into the matter closely and has arrived at the conclusion that the extension of time limit would not be in the interest of the Revenue, then it cannot be said that the CBDT has failed to exercise its discretionary powers vested in it under Section 119 of the Act. When there is a power coupled with duty, there is an obligation on the Board to exercise the same if the facts so warrant. Upon due consideration of all the relevant aspects of the matter, if the Board has taken the final decision not to extend the time limit any further, then it is difficult for this Court to issue a writ of mandamus to the Board to extend the time limit on the assumption that undue hardship would be caused to the taxpayers and the tax professionals, more particularly, in view of the latest data put forward before us by the Revenue.” Petitioners’ Arguments Disputing the CBDT’s order dated January 11, the Petitioners had submitted that the order is nothing, but an eyewash as the Body had failed to address the core issue arising in this litigation. The primary grievance of the Petitioners was that the CBDT had not addressed the issue that utilities for filing the Tax Audit Report and the Income Returns were released at a belated stage. It was alleged that the utilities were released almost after a period of more than five months despite there being a mandate from that the utilities should be released not later than 1st April of the financial year. [All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants vs. Central Board of Direct Taxes [2014] 50 taxmann.com 115 (Gujarat)] It was pointed out that even if the two subsequent extensions granted by the CBDT are taken into consideration, then the total time available is only 85 days instead of 183 days. The Petitioners submitted that the Board had failed to appreciate that by inordinate delay in releasing the utilities, the time available with the tax practitioners is considerably curtailed and they are finding it very difficult to prepare the Returns of Income and Tax Audit Reports before the due date. CBDT’s Submissions The Board on the other hand claimed that the principal argument canvassed on behalf of the writ applicants as regards the delay in releasing the utilities for filing the Tax Audit Reports and Income Tax Returns has been “blown out of proportion”. It argued that the updates brought about in the ITR do not amount to adding or extending the fields. It submitted that certain “minuscule” changes were made so as to enable the taxpayers to report correctly. “Tax Audit work undertaken by the writ applicants is in no manner affected by such amendment minuscule changes or updates which are provided in the existing fields. No prejudice could be said to have been caused warranting any interference at the end of this Court in exercise of writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India,” the Body submitted. It was further submitted that the Tax Audit Report Utility was made available from 1st April of the relevant year and thus, reliance placed on the 2014 decisions of the High Court is completely misplaced. Inter alia, the Board submitted that after deliberations at the highest level in the Ministry of Finance, it was decided that the time limit for filing of the Audit Reports should not be extended any further for the following reasons: Due dates for filing of return/tax audit have already been extended on 3 occasionsCompliance in filing the Tax Audit Reports is rapidly increasing each dayReturn filing statistics of the current year indicates that returns filed in this financial year already far exceeds the returns filed which were due on the last date of filing of returnsTax Audit Report utility was available from the beginning of the year, and therefore, there is no justification in seeking an extension for filing the tax audit report;Submission that certain ITR Forms were released in June 2020, July 2020, August 2020 and September 2020 respectively and therefore filing of the ITRs should be extended is misplaced since the preparation of the Final Accounts, which is done on the basis of the Income Tax Act and the Rules therein is nowhere dependent on the date of release of the ITR utility and is an independent exercise;Assessees would have at least 148 days to upload their returns from 22/09/2020 the date when the ITR-6 was made available till 15.02.2021 which is the date when the return for the Audit Cases is to be filed;Fixing due dates is exclusive domain of the executive and the Supreme Court has consistently held that in financial matters judicial deference may be shown to the executive pragmatism, especially in fixing cut-off dates.In 2015, a Coordinate Bench of the High Court directed the CBDT to extend the due date for filing the Income Tax Returns under Section 139 by one month, so as to alleviate to a certain extent, the hardships caused to the assesses on account of delay in providing the utilities. However, that was done in an extraordinary situation when for the first time, CBDT made it mandatory for the assessees to electronically file the ITRs. Conclusion In view of the above submissions, the High Court observed that interference with the CBDT’s decision at this point of time, in the matters relating to the Revenue may have far reaching implications. “This Court may find it very easy to issue a writ of mandamus, as prayed for, saying that if the time limit has been extended in the past on three occasions, then why not for one last time upto 31st March 2021. However, such a line of reasoning or approach may upset the entire functioning of the Government and may lead to undesirable results,” the Bench opined. Case Title: All Gujarat Federation of Tax Consultants v. Union of India Click Here To Download Judgment Read JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more