TAGSApopka City CouncilApopka Police DepartmentCOPS Grant Program Previous articleMind Your Business: The Orange County Library offers career classesNext articleApopka school wins beautification award Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply $625,000 award allows APD to hire five additional officersThe Apopka City Council gave unanimous consensus at its workshop meeting yesterday to advance the efforts of claiming a federal grant to hire five additional officers for the Apopka Police Department. The grant is being offered through the 2016 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated amount of Federal funds to be awarded over the three year grant period is $625,000; the local match to the City of Apopka will be $339,800 over the same period.The APD was already scheduled to hire five additional officers in the 2016-17 budget, but the CHP grant is in addition to those new hires. APD Chief Michael McKinley said the additional officers could be absorbed into future plans to increase the APD police force closer to a goal of three officers per 1,000 residents. Currently the APD is at 2.36 per 1,000.According to McKinley’s presentation to the City Council, the CHP award recipients must retain all sworn officer positions funded under the 2016 CHP award for a minimum of 12 months following the 36-month Federal funding period. The retained positions must be added to the law enforcement budget with local funds, over and above the number of locally-funded positions that would have existed in the absence of the award. Award recipients may not reduce their locally funded number of sworn officer positions during the three-year CHP award period as a direct result of receiving CHP funding. Under CHP, the non-supplanting requirement means that an award recipient receiving CHP funds to hire a new officer position must hire the additional position on or after the official award start date, above its current budgeted (funded) level of sworn officer positions.Commissioner Doug Bankson reflected the thoughts of the Council when he summed up the grant as a decision to be made swiftly.“The bottom line is this is something (hiring additional police officers) we have to add, but if we wait we lose $625,000 in federal funds,” he said. “This allows us to accelerate the plan to hire officers.”“Alright I think that sums it up,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “The consensus of the Council is to move forward.”The grant is scheduled to be voted on at the City Council’s next meeting. The deadline to accept is December 20th. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here
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20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has opened an online discussion on corporate social responsibility (CSR), asking whether companies are actually doing anything constructive.The forum, entitled ‘The Cost of Conscience’, is hosted on the RSA’s Web site is open to fellows and non-fellows alike. It notes that CSR is fashionable, and asks whether companies involved “are… just reading the right books and repeating the right soundbites?” So far it has been slow to take off with only four messages posted since it was opened on 21 July. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 July 2003 | News To view or post messages you have to register first although there is no charge. RSA debates corporate social responsibility online 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.
A Native elder in ceremonial dress, who was praying, is arrested by police and military at Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp, Oct. 27.On the morning of Oct. 27, a combined force of National Guard soldiers, private security guards and over 200 cops from multiple states mounted a war-level, no-fly zone raid on the Oceti Sakowin (Sioux) people and their supporters who were attempting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The raid was on a winter Treaty Camp that water protectors had set up on unceded 1851 Oceti Sakowin treaty land, north of Standing Rock Reservation, to block further DAPL construction toward the Missouri River.For hours, unarmed protectors held their own as they were attacked with tasers, rubber bullets, beanbag shotgun rounds, tear gas, mace, concussion grenades and batons. They were threatened by snipers perched on MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) and Bearcat armored vehicles, surrounded by High Mobility Military Vehicle trucks and tortured when cops repeatedly fired a Long Range Acoustic Device sound cannon at them. The LRAD blasts amplify sound, causing confusion at the cellular level and potential hearing loss.National Lawyer Guild volunteers at the scene documented that cops made racist taunts, damaged and destroyed sacred ceremonial items, arrested Indigenous elders and others as they prayed and arrested medics marked with the internationally recognized red cross emblem.More than 140 people were arrested, in addition to 141 who were arrested Oct. 22. Police hid their names and badge numbers to prevent identification for abuse and brutality charges. The state blocked broadcasts of live video and Facebook.The Standing Rock Sioux have formally opposed the $3.8 billion DAPL “energy project” since 2014. Along with other Native nations and allies, they have gathered along the Missouri River since April to stop the pipeline. It would carry up to 570,000 barrels of fracked Bakken crude each day. A rupture would contaminate the river providing water to 17 million people.Between January 2012 and September 2013, North Dakota had nearly 300 oil pipeline spills out of about 750 “oil field incidents.” None of these were reported to the public.Oceti Sakowin Chairman Dave Archambault said on National Public Radio on the day of the state’s attack: “They want to pipe this oil and threaten fresh clean water, threaten the environment, have eminent domain takings — for the purpose of who? Who benefits from it? It’s the billionaires who have oil interests who want to make more money.”Financing for companies building the DAPL, including Energy Transfer Partners, adds up to $10.25 billion in loans and credit from 38 U.S. and international banks. The banks are betting that dirty-energy drilling and fracking for oil and gas will yield mega-profits on their loans.Archambault noted that there is worldwide solidarity with Standing Rock, with people “willing to stand beside us as we go up against federal government, go up against state government and go up against large oil industry companies.”The heroic resistance at Standing Rock is another moment in the centuries-old struggle of Indigenous nations to assert their sovereignty and their treaty rights against continual betrayal and outright war by the U.S. government in league with big business.Support and solidarity growsSolidarity continues to spread, and the #NoDAPL struggle is far from over.When a Penobscot Nation water protector was arrested in the raids, a huge solidarity rally was held in Bangor, Maine. When the sheriff of Hennepin County, Minn., sent deputies to participate in the Oct. 27 assault, protesters occupied Minneapolis City Hall to demand that no local resources or people be used to attack the water protectors.In New Orleans, the Take ‘Em Down NOLA group rallied to demand removal of an Andrew Jackson statue in the fabled square named for that slave-holding U.S. president and murderer of the Native Nations of the Southeast.In San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Campamento Contra La Junta, opposing the renewed U.S. takeover of Boriken/Puerto Rico, hung a document in solidarity with Standing Rock on the gates of a U.S. federal building. In Canada, a protest by Kahnawake Mohawk community members blockaded the busy Mercier Bridge to Montreal.Taking the DAPL protest to the U.S. elections, Lakota and other Native youth erected a tipi in Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn, N.Y., campaign office. Virginia Student Environmental Coalition protesters occupied Clinton offices in Richmond, Charlottesville, Blacksburg and Fredericksburg. The students demanded Clinton declare herself against the DAPL — a demand she has not met.And solidarity is still coming to the Oceti Sakowin at Standing Rock. A Labor for Standing Rock delegation arrived over the weekend of Oct. 29-30. One LSR member was Liam Cain, a union laborer at LIUNA Local 1271 in Cheyenne, Wyo. LIUNA is the union representing workers on the DAPL.Cain appealed to the pipeline workers:“To the union laborers working on these projects, I would just implore you to listen to what regular folks are saying. Don’t just listen to the bosses, and not to just the echo-chambers on the [site]. Listen to the water protectors, listen to folks talking about just transition, a view of the future, involving good-paying union jobs, involving many of your skill sets. Generating energy in a much more environmentally sustainable manner… .” (Labor for Standing Rock)The United American Indians of New England (UAINE) Facebook page was the source of solidarity action information in this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
RSF_en Organisation February 22, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Last week’s ruling by a Kuala Lumpur appeal court in a case brought by political cartoonist Zunar was a direct violation of freedom of expression and information, Reporters Without Borders says.In a decision issued on 1 November, the court rejected Zunar’s appeal against a high ruling on 21 July 2012 that his September 2010 arrest and the seizure of all the copies of a newly-published collection of his cartoons, called “Cartoon-o-phobia,” were carried out legally under the Sedition Act.“As we said last year, at the time of the original ruling, this sets a dangerous precedent for journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We reiterate our call for the ban on Zunar’s work to be lifted, we deplore the way he is being persecuted, and we urge the courts to reach a final decision in this case that is impartial and respects freedom of information.”Zunar, whose real name is Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, was held for two days following his arrest on 24 September 2010. He subsequently filed a complaint accusing the police and interior ministry of acting illegally.The appeal court’s ruling upholds the government’s position that the publication of the book of political cartoons was an act of criminal subversion. Zunar has said he now wants to appeal to a federal court. News News Follow the news on Malaysia January 29, 2021 Find out more November 7, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another court sides with government against political cartoonist News Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments Help by sharing this information MalaysiaAsia – Pacific to go further March 17, 2021 Find out more Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again “In my view, all these episodes are just part of the government’s mechanism to stop me from drawing cartoons exposing their corruption and wrongdoings,” Zunar said.“Losing a case in appeal court against the government is common in Malaysia. But I think my case will set a new precedent because this is the first time a cartoonist has challenged the government on the Sedition Act and lost. Through this judgment, the courts are just giving the government more scope to act against cartoonists, artists, writers, bloggers and social media activists who are critical in their work and opinions” Zunar added.The authorities began trying to gag Zunar in 2009, when they seized around 400 copies of his book “Gedung Kartun” and threatened to withdraw the licences of printers and bookstores that produced or sold copies.The government subsequently banned the sale of five of his books on the grounds that they were liable to endanger public order, thereby sabotaging the accord he had reached with a major distribution company. For his next book, “The Pirates of the Carry-BN,” Zunar had to conceal the printer’s name and use online marketing.Malaysia is ranked 145th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth MalaysiaAsia – Pacific
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Top StoriesBreaking: Muslim Woman Has The Right To Invoke Extra-Judicial Divorce, Rules Kerala High Court, Overrules About Half-Century Old Precedent Lydia Suzanne Thomas12 April 2021 6:57 AMShare This – xIn its judgment, the Court overrules a 49-year-old law barring Muslim women from resorting to extra-judicial modes of dissolving a marriage.Overruling a 49-year-old judgment that effectively barred Muslim women from resorting to extra judicial modes of dissolving marriage, the High Court has upheld the validity of these modes. Finding that the governing law, The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act did not contemplate the undoing of the modes of extra-judicial divorce available to women under personal law, the bench of…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?LoginOverruling a 49-year-old judgment that effectively barred Muslim women from resorting to extra judicial modes of dissolving marriage, the High Court has upheld the validity of these modes. Finding that the governing law, The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act did not contemplate the undoing of the modes of extra-judicial divorce available to women under personal law, the bench of Justices A Muhamed Mustaque and CS Dias held, “All other forms of extra-judicial divorce as referred in Section 2 of the Shariat Act are thus available to a Muslim women. We, therefore, hold that the law declared in K.C.Moyin’s case (supra) is not good law.” The Court’s judgment comes in the context of a clutch of petitions filed before it by aggrieved partners in marriages where extra-judicial modes of dissolution had been resorted to.”The issue involved in as above is inextricably connected to ultimate justice which women involved in all these cases seek. These cases speak in abundance about the patriarchal mind-set followed in the Society for decades depriving Muslim women their right to invoke extra-judicial divorce. While there was a huge clamour to retain the practice of ‘triple talaq’, an un-Islamic practice; no such open and apparent demand seems to exist to restore the right of Muslim women to invoke extra-judicial divorce. The above sketch the miseries of women despite the promise guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution of India”. At the outset of its 77-page ruling, the Court poses the question of whether it is the intention of the Legislature to do away with extra-judicial divorce otherwise followed by the followers of different schools.”There is a growing tendency to resist changes being effected upon the Muslim community with regard to the method and manner of effecting divorce consistent with the Quranic injunctions. This dilemma in our country is as old as the Dissolution of Marriage Act, 1939. The question involved in these cases also has to be probed on the anvil of the personal law protected under the statute, ‘The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937′”. How the Court resolves the question In the judgment, the Court elaborately discusses the various modes of dissolution of marriage. Prior to its ruling, the Bench first discusses the modes of dissolution in Muslim personal law generally and then proceeds to discuss the modes specifically available to women. The modes available to women, the Court explains is, – Talaq-e-tafwiz, where the wife can dissolve the marriage if her husband fails to keep his end of the marriage contract, – Khula, where a wife can unilaterally divorce her husband by returning his dower, – Mubara’at, dissolution by mutual consent, and – Faskh, dissolution with the intervention of a third person such as a qazi. The Court noted that the previous legislation governing Muslim marriages and other practices, The Shariat Act of 1937, specifically recognized all modes of extra-judicial divorce except Faskh. Highlighting this, the Court pointed out that Section 2 of the Shariat Act specifically recognized all modes of extra-judicial divorce except Faskh. In KC Moyin v. Nafeesa, the High Court had declared that a woman could only resort to remedies under the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act and could not invoke remedies under personal law (extra-judicial remedies). Disagreeing with the find after analysing provisions of the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, the Court ruled, “On an overall analysis of the scheme of the Shariat Act as well as the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act as above, we are of the considered view that the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act restrict Muslim women to annul their marriage invoking Faskh except through the intervention of the Court. All other forms of extra-judicial divorce as referred in Section 2 of the Shariat Act are thus available to a Muslim women. We, therefore, hold that the law declared in K.C.Moyin’s case (supra) is not good law. On khula Holding that a Muslim woman held an unconditional right to invoke a khula, the Court, however, highlighted that any invocation of the same without there being an attempt for reconciliation would be bad in law. “If an unbridled power to invoke khula is given to a Muslim wife, it may result in untold miseries and hardships to both…” Further, the man could take recourse to law if the woman did not return her dower. “Insistence to return dower or payment of compensation, therefore, are to be understood as husband is legitimately entitled to claim back what is otherwise due to him on account of unilateral invocation of khula by wife,” the Court said. Since there was no secular law to govern extra-judicial dissolution, the Court proceeded to adjudge principles from the hadith (Prophet’s sayings), “In the absence of any secular law governing khula, we hold that khula would be valid if the following conditions are satisfied: (i). A declaration of repudiation or termination of marriage by wife. (ii). An offer to return dower or any other material gain received by her during marital tie. (iii). An effective attempt for reconciliation was preceded before the declaration of khula.” How the Family Courts are to adjudicate extra judicial modes of dissolution The Bench pointed out that the there is no difficulty for the Family Court to endorse an extra-judicial divorce to declare the matrimonial status of a person. The Court directed that in the matter of talaq, khula, mubaraat, talaq-e-tafwiz, the Family Courts shall entertain such applications moved by either of the parties or both parties to declare the marital status of such parties. Where unilateral modes of dissolution such as khula and talaq, the Court stated that the scope of inquiry before the Family Courts would be limited. In such proceedings, the High Court insisted that the court record the khula or talaq to declare the marital status of the parties after due notice to other party. “If any person want(s) to contest the effectiveness of khula or talaq, it is open for such aggrieved person to contest the same in appropriate manner known under law,” the Court stated. Where consensual modes of dissolution were concerned, such as through the invocation mubaraat and talaq-e-tafwiz, on being satisfied that the dissolution is being effected on mutual consent, the Family Court without further inquiry shall declare the marital status, the Court mandated. The Bench specially instructed Family Courts not to adjudicate upon extra-judicial divorce unless it was called upon to do so in an appropriate manner, since the Courts were overburdened with large number of cases. “The Family Court in such matters shall endeavour to dispose the cases treating it as uncontested matter, without any delay by passing a formal order declaring the marital status”, the Court said.”There is a growing tendency to resist changes being effected upon the Muslim community with regard to the method and manner of effecting divorce consistent with the Quranic injunctions”The Court pointed out the similarities of the practice of Khula to the more widely-known mode of dissolution available to men, the talaq, since both these practices are unilateral modes of divorce. Speaking specifically about a mode of talaq struck down by the Supeme Court, the talaq-e-biddat (triple talaq), the Court emphasized,”While there was a huge clamour to retain the practice of ‘triple talaq’, an un-Islamic practice; no such open and apparent demand seems to exist to restore the right of Muslim women to invoke extra-judicial divorce”From religious texts, the Court concluded that the khula was derived from the Quran. In this backdrop, the Court additionally observed, “there is a growing tendency to resist changes being effected upon the Muslim community with regard to the method and manner of effecting divorce consistent with the Quranic injunctions.”Underscoring that these deprived the rights of Muslim women to invoke extra judicial divorce, the Court remarked, “these cases speak in abundance about the patriarchal mind-set followed in the Society for decades depriving Muslim women their right to invoke extra-judicial divorce”.Based on these findings, the various petitions were disposed.CASE NAME: X v. Y and connected petitions COUNSEL: Amicus Curiae Advocates Mather KI and Vaheeda Babu, Advocates Babu Karukapadath, R.Ranjith Manjeri, Narayanan.P, V.K.Hema and Athira A.Menon for the petitioners. Kerala Federation of Women Lawyers, who sought permission to address the Court was represented by Advocate Shajna M.Click here to download judgmentNext Story
Homepage BannerNews NI’s first minister says the region has “gateway of opportunity” post Brexit Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Northern Ireland’s first minister says the region has a “gateway of opportunity” post Brexit.Arlene Foster says she’s confident they can flourish in the global market if they leave the EU customs union in four years time.They’ll be able to decide if they wish to exit the single market set up by the Northern Ireland protocol, that was agreed during the trade negotiations. WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – January 3, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleGardai urge victims never to feel trapped in an abusive situationNext articleIreland’s Hospitals will be overrun by Covid-19 – Chief Clinical Officer News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal fire service called to ten separate fires in one day WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleNational Ploughing Championship cancelledNext articleCalls for urgent meeting to discuss future of pub industry News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook It’s emerged that the Donegal fire service attended ten separate wild or gorse fires across the county on Wednesday alone. Some of the fires required a large amount of personnel in order to bring them under control, putting extra pressure on the fire service locally.With the dry spell set to continue for the next few days, Donegal’s Chief Fire Officer Joseph McTaggart is urging members of the public to do everything they can in preventing gorse fires from happening:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/josfthgfhfhgfhgfephmct.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 8, 2020 Google+ Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications