READING, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 30: Christian Wade of London Wasps leaves the pitch after a suspected ankle injury during the Aviva Premiership Rugby match between London Irish and London Wasps at the Madejski Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Rob Munro/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Busting over the gain-line on numerous occasions, Billy Vunipola also exposed a lack of brawn that may hinder the Wallabies. Former captain James Horwill cannot find form and though Ben Mowen is a canny tactician, he is not an intimidating specimen. Interestingly, in each of their tour matches except the 50-20 thrashing of Italy, Australia missed more tackles than their opponents. Now, if only the northern hemisphere boys were more clinical…oh, we’re back to the start.These three teams have patent flaws, which will make Pool A an even more fascinating place. With some 21 months to run until Rugby World Cup 2015’s opening ceremony, there is plenty of scope to iron them out through wise selection and coaching, but predictions this far out are impossible. One absolute certainty is that the quarter-final qualifiers will deserve their prize. For the runner-up, that is probably a tie against South Africa, too. It doesn’t get easier. Full-blooded encounter: England and Australia have been in a few feisty contests in their time – and will again in 2015By Charlie MorganThe confirmation of kick-off times last Wednesday reaffirmed it before Saturday’s Millennium Stadium ding-dong drove the point home. Pool A at Rugby World Cup 2015 is going to be phenomenally tight and utterly compelling – not to mention deadly.First things first, there are still two more spaces to fill, officially termed ‘Oceania 1’ and ‘Play-off winner.’ Fiji are likely to fill the former, and should bring a cocktail of shuddering hits, erratic attacking brilliance and ill-discipline if their performances over the past month are anything to go by.Big fish wriggling free: Warburton for Wales v EnglandThere is still a long way to go for the final spot to be decided via a complicated repechage, but the likes of Russia, Spain and Sri Lanka remain in contention. Whoever makes it has a seriously tough task. A trio of big fish will thrash furiously to escape this claustrophobic pool into the last eight.The high-stakes round robin between Australia, England and Wales heads to Twickenham on three consecutive weekends from Friday September 26, 2015. Crucially, Warren Gatland and co. are only in Cardiff for the two more straightforward assignments. Each fixture takes place under floodlights, so while later starts are sure to cause carnage on post-match public transport, the encounters will get the electric atmosphere they merit.Boxing sages often say contrasting styles make fights. This is no different. You only have to glance at the meetings between these sides in 2013 to establish that. Back in March, Stuart Lancaster’s charges capitulated under a tsunami of passion, power and Justin Tipuric’s energy. Six months later, England ground Australia down in a stuttering performance salvaged by Mike Brown’s spark and the pack’s strong scrummaging. Then Wales got beaten by the Wallabies’ best on Saturday.Sam Warburton and Dan Lydiate were out-worked at the breakdown by Michael Hooper and Scott Fardy, Will Genia fizzed and Quade Cooper wreaked havoc by releasing his wrecking-ball, Israel Folau. Worryingly for Gatland, the game could still have been won but for crippling lineout inaccuracies and concentration lapses. An 18-game losing streak against southern hemisphere opposition clearly creates psychological snags. Not far from the breakdown: Scott FardyWere these results to repeat themselves in two years’ time, it would be England heading for the exit (under the assumption that Wales’ 2007 loss to Fiji does not repeat itself). As hosts of the tournament, that is simply unthinkable.Much has been made about the dearth of creativity behind Graham Rowntree’s world-beating pack, and rightly so. Long-term injuries to Marland Yarde, Christian Wade and Manu Tuilagi now mean England’s three game-turning talents won’t play together until at least the June tour of New Zealand. Stunted by indecision and inadequate skills, the midfield presents more problems. But the same could be said of Wales there.Lions Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies have been conspicuous by their absence this month. Davies broke the South African line twice with two carries during a 12-minute cameo before he damaged a pectoral muscle and although Scott and Owen Williams have had their moments, they cannot offer the same incision. Likewise, fly-half is an issue. Rhys Priestland is calling odd shots – evidenced by his last-gasp grubber on Saturday – and Gatland doesn’t appear to trust James Hook. Like Owen Farrell, Dan Biggar churns out the basics in an unfussy manner without ever threatening to rule the match.Compare that with Australia’s three-quarters. Handed extra responsibility by former Reds mentor Ewen McKenzie, Cooper is being managed expertly and consequently hitting the very heights of his considerable powers. Outside him, Christian Leali’ifano and exceptional 91-capper Adam Ashley-Cooper have all bases covered. With Fardy and Hooper hugely effective at manufacturing quick ball – don’t forget David Pocock is still to return as well – they thrive in fast-paced clashes. But despite undeniable momentum on the back of a year that did seem doomed, weaknesses remain.Game-changer chopped: Christian WadeRichard Hibbard spent last week insisting that the Australian scrum is not an Achilles heel any more. Frankly, I don’t buy that. Mako Vunipola and Dan Cole made it look very flimsy, while Wales were extraordinarily denied a chance to attack the set-piece before 46 minutes had elapsed. Had he been fit, Adam Jones would have certainly fancied his chances of forcing a couple of early penalties out of James Slipper.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Plus, there’s all this…Analysis of Ireland’s two-phase playBill Beaumont and Gary Gold debate the scrum law amendmentNational Hero – Canada’s DTH van der MerweA rant about the Nations ChampionshipExclusive interview with Georgia’s Vasil LobzhanidzeJonny May’s counter-attacking tipsRising Stars Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler and Josh HodgeThe Secret Player on playing banana-skin teamsFollow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. TAGS: Highlight The Ultimate Rugby World Cup 2019 GuideThe new issue of Rugby World magazine has everything you need to know about Japan 2019 – it’s the ultimate guide to this year’s Rugby World Cup.The 148-page bumper magazine features a team-by-team guide, exclusive interviews, technical analysis, a North v South debate and much more.Plus, the edition comes with this World Cup wallchart so you can keep track of all the fixtures and fill in results along the way.Here are another 15 reasons to pick up a copy of Rugby World’s October 2019 issue…1. Every team analysedThere are 20 teams competing for the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan and we have in-depth, three-page guides to all of them. From facts and stats to key men and tactical insight, we have you covered.2. Jonny Bairstow’s viewpointThe opening batsman who helped England win the Cricket World Cup is also a big rugby fan. He tells us about his love for the sport and picks his England back-line for Japan.3. South Africa’s Faf de KlerkThe Springbok on how Sale Sharks have helped him achieve his international goals.Star man: All Black Beauden Barrett clears against Australia (Getty Images)4. All Blacks playmaker Beauden BarrettThe New Zealander, who has twice been crowned World Rugby Player of the Year, talks dancing, dinner guests and dairy farming in our exclusive Q&A.5. Argentina’s Pablo MateraCaptain, totem, powerhouse – there will be no missing the Pumas flanker in Japan.DOWNLOAD RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE’S DIGITAL EDITION6. Tonga coach Toutai Kefu“I’ll have 20 players sitting on the sidelines watching the World Cup when they should have been playing for us.” He explains why he wants changes to be made to rugby’s eligibility rules.Key figure: Maro Itoje is part of England’s World Cup squad (Getty Images)7. Inside the mind of… Maro Itoje Get to know the Saracens, England and Lions lock as he gives his thoughts on podcasts, musicals, sleep and more.8. Samoa’s Chris VuiThe Bristol lock was a latecomer to rugby but has been quick to make an impact. He talks through his journey.9. Wonder of the WallabiesAustralia are renowned for peaking for World Cups and Dane Haylett-Petty has taken a successful, if unusual, route to the top too. We find out more.Fans’ favourite: Peter O’Mahony with Ireland supporters (Getty Images)10. The making of Peter O’MahonyFrom Cork Con to icon, the Munster flanker is integral to Irish hopes at the World Cup. We talk to those who have witnessed his rise.11. North v South debateIt’s 16 years since England’s World Cup triumph – the only time the southern hemisphere’s monopoly has been broken. Stephen Jones assesses the North v South divide in the hunt for rugby’s biggest prize.12. Fiji’s Jale VatubuaThe hard-hitting Pau centre talks Fiji, family and the future.On the ball: Ali Price in action for Scotland against France (Getty Images)13. Scotland’s Ali PriceAfter a few ups and downs in recent seasons, the half-back is hoping to hit new heights in Japan.14. Wales fly-half Gareth AnscombeThe No 10, who has sadly been ruled out of the World Cup by injury, talks pressure, changes in mindset and his move to the Ospreys.15. England’s Mark WilsonThe back-rower proves that good things come to those who graft. We find out more about his work ethic and he provides insight into his team-mates, including who is the best dancer. The new issue of Rugby World magazine has everything you need to know about the tournament in Japan, plus a wallchart!
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At 6.59am the appeal had raised £148,000. By 7.20am it had risen to over £170,000. It reached £600,000 at 12:36.At 2.40pm it had raised £750,000: By 8.15 it had reached £235,000.By 9.00 it topped £300,000: Howard Lake | 12 September 2014 | News The Manhchester Dogs Home appeal reaches £170,000 at 7.20am #DogselfieSupporters, dog-lovers and dog-owners, some of whom have removed a dog from the Manchester Dogs Home, are beginning to share photos of their dogs while sharing details of how to donate. They are using the inevitable hashtag #Dogselfie. Advertisement Statement from the Dogs HomeThe Manchester Dogs Home released a statement at 8am.“The staff and trustees of Manchester Dogs’ Home would like to express their enormous gratitude for the huge support received from the public following the devastating fire on site during the night.“All of the surviving dogs are now in transit – the majority of them going to sister site Cheshire Dogs’ Home near Warrington – and those in need of veterinary treatment have been receiving it.” 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. To help the charity cope, it also published the following request: A fire at Manchester Dogs Home last night has killed 43 dogs, injured 150, and badly damaged the building. An appeal set up by the Manchester Evening News has already raised over £240,000 via a emergency appeal JustGiving page. It was set up at 9.20 pm last night, and the original target was £5,000 but has subsequently been increased to £1 million.The fire broke out at 7.10pm yesterday evening. Support for the Home came from many sources with people turning up to offer donations of blankets and dog food. Other animal charities stepped in to look after some of the Home’s dogs. Staff and volunteers at the Harpurhey home helped to rescue as many dogs as they could.The Greater Manchester police used Twitter to encourage people who wanted to help to make a donation via the JustGiving page, rather than to attempt to reach the Home: By 8.00 the appeal had passed the £211,000 mark. The fire and response to the appeal has attracted extensive coverage and messages of support and condolence have been sent to the Home. By 9.24am, 12 hours after it was launched, it had passed £333,000, and by 10.05 it exceeded £400,000: Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Research / statistics Appeal grows They also, according to the Manchester Evening News, had arrested a 14 year old boy on suspicion of arson.The Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home was established in 1893 to help the stray and unwanted dogs roaming the streets of Manchester. Later it expanded to cover parts of Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. Today it cares for over 7,000 dogs each year. 92 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Manchester Evening News thanked its readers and everyone who had pledged support, not just financially, in an article Manchester Dogs’ Home fire: How your response is restoring faith in humanity Manchester Dogs Home raises £240k+ overnight following fire AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 At 11.20 it passed the half a million pounds mark:
National Student Fundraising Awards shortlist announced 131 total views, 1 views today The winners of this year’s National Student Fundraising Awards will be announced this month at the 2016 RAG Conference at the University of Hertfordshire.There are twenty awards available for charities, student fundraising groups and fundraisers. Over 150 nominations have been received for these from universities and charities across the country. Students from any higher education institution in the UK were eligible to enter for the awards.Loughborough Students’ Rag have been shortlisted for eight awards during the evening. Their 2015/16 VP Rag, Rachael Lynch, is shortlisted for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Magic of Student Fundraising’ award.Other award categories include RAG of the Year, Charity of the Year, and Commercial Partner of the Year.RAG Conference 2016The National Student Fundraising Awards are hosted at RAG Conference every year, hosted by a different University each time. Hertfordshire won the bid after applying to host Conference at RAG Conference in Leeds in 2015.The National Student Fundraising Awards 2016 will be hosted by Virgin Radio presenter, Matt Richardson, at the Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield. Tagged with: Awards Student RAG AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Howard Lake | 15 August 2016 | News 132 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 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.
Tagged with: corporate Funding small charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis71 97 total views, 1 views today 98 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis71 Sage Foundation offers $1m to UK nonprofits for enterprising ideas Supporting ‘hard to fundraise needs’It also aims to support “traditionally hard to fundraise needs” such ascapital projectscore running costsnew innovations.Sandra Campopiano, Sage’s Chief People Officer, explained:“From support groups for domestic abuse survivors, through to coding youth clubs or back to work programmes for military veterans; non-profit organisations survive and thrive thanks to the dedication of staff and volunteers. But they also need funding to take action, which is why we have set up Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund, awarding grants up to $35,000 to support vital local projects.” “I’ve seen small charities with really exceptional, original ideas on the brink of delivering real change. Too often all that is stopping them is access to funds to make an enterprising solution turn into reality. That’s what we are committed to supporting.”Sage FoundationSage Foundation was set up by the cloud accounting software company. Its Enterprise Fund was originally announced at Sage Summit in Chicago in July 2016, part of a series of new initiatives to mobilise Sage colleagues, partners and customers around a common vision for change. Sage Summit London will be held on 5-6 April 2017. There, Sage Foundation will introduce a further range of initiatives delivered by its global $1 Million Challenge project and the local charities that will benefit from this support.Sage Foundation operates on the ‘2+2+2’ model. This means that Sage Foundation donates:2% of employee time each year (5 volunteer days)2% of free cash flow in grantstwo donated software licenses to eligible partners. 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. Howard Lake | 27 February 2017 | News Sage Foundation is offering $1 million (around £800,000) to fund enterprising ideas from UK charities and not-for-profit organisations that will help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls in the local community. In particular the Foundation is keen to fund small organisations that have ambitions to expand.The Enterprise Fund is designed to support organisations in generating further income, creating new initiatives or enhancing existing and proven activity.Two funding roundsThe fund will be split between two rounds. Applications for the first round are open until 5 April 2017, offering grants of between $5,000 and $35,000.The second round will open later this year.Small, ambitious organisationsSage Foundation is especially keen to support organisations that are currently small but have ambitions to expand, grow and deliver sustainable change. Advertisement
Twitter Twitter ReddIt Alexandra Preusser Previous articlePop Off Episode 4: Youtube with Macy ThompsonNext articleNews Now 3/4/2020 Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Facebook Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines ReddIt printCoronavirus in the United StatesA Westchester County, New York resident tested positive for the coronavirus. His wife, son, daughter and neighbor have also contracted the virus, according to Fox News.The school that the man’s 20-year-old son attends canceled classes for the day after finding out about the test results. The man has known respiratory issues and was hospitalized “in serious concern.” All family members have been kept in isolation in their home. He had not traveled to any of the countries currently dealing with the outbreak. Officials are investigating whether he used public transportation while infected. Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker Duane Clark works to sanitize surfaces at the Avenue X subway station, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The MTA is stepping up efforts to sanitize cars and stations as fears mount over the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Bloomberg ends his campaign following Super Tuesday performanceMichael Bloomberg ended his 2020 presidential run Wednesday after spending hundreds of millions of his own money in his campaign, according to CNN.His campaign was counting on votes in Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and parts of Texas, but the results from Tuesday didn’t show that, and Bloomberg saw no viable path forward.Bloomberg announced he will be endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden. Former candidates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar are also backing Biden. Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg walks off stage after speaking during a rally, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Tennessee Tornadoes There are 22 people missing after several tornadoes torethrough Tennessee on Tuesday, according to ABCnews.The death toll is up to 24, and 18 of them were Putnam County residents, Mayor Randy Porter said. “It hit so fast, a lot of folksdidn’t have time to take shelter,” Porter said. “Many of these folkswere sleeping.”The tornadoes touched down after midnight Tuesday, wiping out homes and businesses. In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 photo, Billy Dyer of Baxter, Tenn., stands beside his home damaged by an early morning tornado, in Baxter, Tenn. The walls on the upper floor around his bedroom are gone. Cell phone emergency alerts gave him and his wife enough time to get to the basement. Tornadoes that struck Tennessee early Tuesday killed at least 24 with an unspecified number of people still missing. (AP Photo/Teresa M. Walker)U.S. Airstrikes on TalibanThe United States led an airstrike Wednesday against Taliban fighters, the first since the two sides signed a withdrawal agreement, according to NBC News. Even with the signing, the Taliban resumed normal operations against Afghan forces Monday.The U.S. is committed to peace but will defend Afghan forces if needed, said Col. Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. “Taliban leadership promised the [international] community they would reduce violence and not increase attacks. We call on the Taliban to stop needless attacks and uphold their commitments,” he said. In this Monday, March 2, 2020 file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, speaks during a briefing with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley at the Pentagon in Washington. The U.S. military said Wednesday, March 4, 2020, that it has conducted an airstrike against Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan, only days after American and Taliban officials signed an ambitious peace deal in Doha, Qatar. A U.S. military spokesman said in a tweet Wednesday that it was the first U.S. strike against the militant group in 11 days. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds + posts What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit President Donald Trump with Vice President Mike Pence and White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, speaks during a coronavirus briefing with Airline CEOs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleOdessa home to former presidents, first ladyNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Permian tops Odessa High, bolsters playoff chances admin Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Parents question proposed ECISD boundary changes By admin – April 17, 2018 Local NewsGovernment Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Boundary changes to help relieve overcrowding at some of the elementary schools and creating a pure feeder path from middle schools to the high schools were discussed during a parent meeting Tuesday at Bonham Middle School.The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will consider the proposed boundary changes at an April 26 meeting. If approved, the changes would take effect in fall of this year.Another parent meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight at Ector Middle School, 809 W. Clements St., and another live streaming event will be Thursday, although a time has not yet been set.About 40 people turned out to listen and ask questions of Superintendent Tom Crowe at Bonham.“Basically, we’re trying to relieve some massive overcrowding we’re going to experience. We’re going to be overcrowding some other schools, as well,” Crowe said.In 2018, Jordan Elementary is predicted to have 1,120 students. Crowe said its capacity is about 700.Buice has a capacity of 650 students, but is predicted to have 952 students in 2018.Johnson also is capped at 650 students, but Crowe said it will have 1,192 in 2018.Some students would be moved to Goliad, Ross, Ireland and Blanton. The added students will bring Goalid Elementary to 664 students in 2018; Ross to 505 students; Ireland to 729 students; and 723 at Blanton.Crowe said this would drop Jordan to 826 students.He said those in their last year at a campus would be able to stay if they want to.The idea of giving Hays STEAM Academy an attendance zone along with magnet status raised some questions from parents. The campus has 411 to 420 students.Crowe said administration will talk to Principal Amy Anderson about the change. A couple of parents had already talked to the principal.Elizabeth Rivera, who has a kindergarten student at Hays, said students who attend the school have to pass a test to get in. This is the first year Hays has been a STEAM academy.STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math.“It is the only school running a science, technology, engineering, art and math program within ECISD, so essentially this is a pilot program,” Rivera said. “Our students have excelled really well, but they were all tested to get in.”Someone who just walked in wouldn’t fare well if they were not prepared for the program, Rivera said.“We’re concerned about that. We’re concerned about what it would do our school,” Rivera said. “Our kids are very well prepared. They have standards they have to meet, not only from attendance but to their classroom and homework, so it’s a little more rigorous.”Rivera said her son has homework every night, which some might say is crazy, especially for the amount he brings home.“But it’s the way that he was trained in the program,” she said. “We compare the work that he does to another school and it seems like it could be hours of homework. But it’s something that he’s become accustomed to, so our students are prepared in a different level at that school.”Rivera said she understands that the population is continuing to grow and she’s not opposed to adding more students, but she was bothered that Hays was singled out.“There are several in our area. One of the ones that is comparable to Hays is Reagan (Magnet Elementary). That’s an academy that you have to test to get into, as well. That was completely left off, so it’s alarming to see that we come here and only Hays is being targeted,” Rivera said.One of the solutions she mentioned is to have students coming in test in.“Otherwise our school ultimately will have a double standard where some students have to apply to get in and the others get a free pass through the door. How is that fair to our students and how is it fair to those who are applying to get in, but will not be accepted because they did not pass the test …,” Rivera said.Crowe said other magnets are not being looked at right now, but would certainly be considered down the road.“Where Hays sits relieves a seriously overpopulated elementary,” where moving students to some of the others wouldn’t and would involve altered bus routes.This proposal would not.Maureen McCullagh, who has two sons at Permian High School and one at Nimitz Middle School, talked about parking at Nimitz. She said she thought the rezoning would work if it alleviated problems for the schools.But the district has to figure out how to ease the parking situation at Nimitz, which has gotten worse over the past four years. McCullagh suggested a staggered student release because it’s “atrocious at Nimtiz.”On a separate issue, Board Vice President Doyle Woodall talked about the shortage of teachers and space. In the upper grades, Woodall said the core classes seem to have some overcrowding.“We just have a teacher shortage; we have a building shortage; we have a room shortage. Kids are going to go to school. We’re going to have class every day,” Woodall said.A second rezoning proposal pairs Pease and Noel and Zavala and Travis elementary schools together.In each case, one campus would be for prekindergarten through first or second grade and the other would focus on the upper elementary grades, information from the district said.The plan would meet the state’s requirement for repurposing schools that are in their fifth-year of improvement required status under state accountability standards while focusing on early childhood literacy (with more pre-k spaces), “which is an area of weakness for our community,” the information said.Ector County Independent School District has eight campuses on improvement required status. Ector, Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.Crowe also proposed changes to current middle school boundaries and two potential options for leveling enrollment across the city.It begins with one section of Ector Middle School students who right now attend Permian High School. Those students would be moved to attend Bonham Middle School, thereby creating a “pure feeder system” from the middle schools to the two comprehensive high schools. A portion of Bonham would switch to Nimitz and a portion of Crockett students would move to Ector, the information said.
Top StoriesTablighi Jamaat : SC Asks Foreign Nationals To Serve Copy Of Plea Against Blacklisting Order To Centre LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Jun 2020 11:15 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday asked the foreign nationals who challenged the Ministry of Home Affairs’s order blacklisting them for alleged participation in Tablighi Jamaat activities to serve the copy of their petition to the Central Government.A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna said that their pleas will be heard on Monday.Senior Advocate…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Friday asked the foreign nationals who challenged the Ministry of Home Affairs’s order blacklisting them for alleged participation in Tablighi Jamaat activities to serve the copy of their petition to the Central Government.A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna said that their pleas will be heard on Monday.Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for the petitioners, submitted that individual orders of visa cancellation have not been served on the petitioenrs.The foreign nationals, aggrieved by the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to blacklist foreigners from different countries for their alleged involvement in ‘Tablighi Jamaat Activities’, have approached Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the move. On April 2, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) communicated the government’s decision to blacklist as many as 960 foreigners from 35 countries who were present in India. At the same time, orders were issued to Director Generals of Police (DGPs) of all States and Union Territories as well as the Commissioner of Delhi Police (CP) to register FIRs against such foreign nationals. The petitioners also inform that subsequent to this decision, on April 4, the Government further blacklisted around 2500 foreigners, present in India, from travelling to India for a period of 10 years, but there has been no press release regarding the same. Contending that the decision has been taken unilaterally and arbitrarily, the Petitioners urge the Top Court to declare the decision as unconstitutional and thus, void. It is emphasised that a decision of en masse blacklisting without issuing notice or giving a chance to be heard is a blatant violation of not only principles of natural justice, but also the Right to Life under Article 21. “The impugned decision, by its very unilateral nature, infringes the principle of natural justice, particularly, audi alteram partem by blacklisting the aforementioned foreigners present in India without first granting an opportunity of being heard or notice of any form, and resultantly depriving the aggrieved foreign nationals of their right of locomotion and travelling back to the country of their citizenship.” The petitioners, all of whom have been blacklisted, submit that not only has the sudden decision led to FIRs being registered against them but has also resulted in them having to forfeit their passports to the State Administration. This, they contend, is a complete deprivation of personal liberty, without following procedure established under law. One of the petitioners, it is informed, is in the seventh month of her pregnancy. She was quarantined in March and, after being released in May, continues to be in a facility with restricted movement, which denies her the opportunity to go home and give birth in comfortable surroundings with dignity and security. The entire contention of the petitioners is that the Government “baselessly and arbitrarily passed a blanket ban on the aggrieved foreign nationals under the garb of alleged visa violations pursuant to alleged Tabligh activities, forcing such persons to remain in India under restricted movements… …on a mere blanket presumption without any substantiation that they violated the conditions of their validly granted visas, under relevant sections of the Foreigners Act, 1946 and Disaster Management Act, 2005.” In furtherance of this contention, it is pointed out that the decision is based on the presumption of involvement in ‘tablighi activities’, but nowhere is it defined how these activities were prohibited or what led to the violation of conditions of validly granted visas. Referring to the “General Policy Guidelines relating to Indian Visa”, as made available by MHA, it is pointed out that there is no restriction on foreigners visiting religious places or attending normal religious activities. The restrictions however are regarding engaging in tabligh work or preaching religious ideologies, making religious speeches or proselytizing. Further referring to MHA’s Press Release from March 31, it is pointed out that the Government stated the following:- “Devout Muslims from across the country and also from foreign countries visit the Markaz for religious purpose. …This is a continuous process throughout the year. …Since March 23, lockdown has been strictly imposed by State authorities/Police across Delhi including in and around Nizamuddin and Tabligh work came to a halt.” This, assert the petitioners, shows that Muslims from all over visit the Tablighi Jamaat Headquarters, and since March, all Tabligh work had come to a halt on account of the nationwide lockdown. Thus, it is submitted that:- “…even as per the understanding of the MHA with regard to ‘Tabligh Activities’, what has been prohibited are only acts falling under the category of preaching religious ideologies, making speeches in religious places, proselytization, distribution of audio or visual display/ pamphlets pertaining to religious ideologies, however, there is neither any prohibition in visiting a religious place and attending normal religious activities nor can such an act be said to have constituted a violation of the visa conditions, thereby attracting the arbitrary and unilateral decision of en masse blacklisting of visas validly granted, depriving the fundamental right of personal liberty of all such foreigners.” The petitioners also state that the Government issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on April 2 regarding the transit of foreign nationals stranded in India amid the COVID-19 outbreak. However, as a result of a short press release on the same day, the present petitioners could not benefit from the same. The letters subsequently sent to the DGPs and CP of Delhi “has conclusively decided that such foreigners had violated the conditions of their tourist visas by indulging in Tabligh Activities, without ascertaining whether such persons had merely attended a religious discourse or had been found to be indulging in the prohibited activities of preaching and proselytization”, submit the petitioners. Pointing out that constitutional rights against preventive detention extend to foreign nationals as well, it is urged that Article 21 of the Constitution uses the word ‘person’ and not ‘citizen’ to protect a foreigner’s personal liberty, which includes free movement across the country. With regard to the importance of the Right to life and liberty, it is asserted that:- “…all human beings are born with some unalienable rights like life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The importance of these natural rights can be found in the fact that these are fundamental for their proper existence and no other right can be enjoyed without the presence of right to life and liberty. Life bereft of liberty would be without honour and dignity and it would lose all significance and meaning and the life itself would not be worth living. Hence, that is why “liberty” encapsulates the quintessence of a civilized existence. The object of Article 21 is to prevent encroachment upon personal liberty in any manner.” Therefore, in addition to declaring the Government’s decision unconstitutional, it is prayed that the names of the petitioners be removed from the ‘blacklist’ and their visas be reinstated. It is also requested that the Ministry of External Affairs be directed to facilitate the return of the petitioners to their respective countries. Next Story
News UpdatesS. 195 CrPC Doesn’t Bar Registration Of FIR For An Offence Under S. 188 IPC By Police: Madhya Pradesh High Court Sparsh Upadhyay6 Jan 2021 2:46 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court last month held that there is no bar under Section 195 of the Cr.P.C. in respect of registration of FIR, therefore, FIR for an offence under Section 188 of the IPC could be very well registered by the Police. Holding thus, the bench of Justice Prakash Shrivastava refused to quash an FIR registered against 10 petitioners-accused who had allegedly staged…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 Madhya Pradesh High Court last month held that there is no bar under Section 195 of the Cr.P.C. in respect of registration of FIR, therefore, FIR for an offence under Section 188 of the IPC could be very well registered by the Police. Holding thus, the bench of Justice Prakash Shrivastava refused to quash an FIR registered against 10 petitioners-accused who had allegedly staged a demonstration against CAA and NRC. The matter before the Court Allegedly, they staged a demonstration without giving any intimation or taking prior permission from the competent authority, whereas the District Magistrate in order to maintain peace and tranquility had issued an order prohibiting any demonstration, procession, public meeting etc. in any place without permission. It was further alleged that in addition to the petitioners, there were other 200 persons who had violated the order of the District Magistrate and, therefore, committed the offence under Section 188 of the IPC. Submissions put forth The submission of counsel for the petitioners was that in terms of Section 195(1)(a)(i) there is a bar for taking cognizance of offence under Section 188 of the IPC and for that purpose a complaint under Section 200 of the Cr.P.C. is required to be filed and FIR cannot be registered. It was further submitted that for registering the FIR obstruction, annoyance, injury or threat to life and safety is necessary and that the order of the District Magistrate was not communicated to the petitioners. It was also submitted that the right of demonstration is a fundamental right. On the other hand, the Counsel for the State opposed the petition and submitted that there is no bar under Section 195 of the Cr.P.C. in registering the FIR for offence under Section 188 of the IPC and the bar under Section 195 comes into operation at the stage of taking cognizance. He further submitted that the offence under Section 188 of the IPC is a cognizable offence and in the State of M.P. it is a non bailable offence, therefore, the police officer is competent to register the FIR. Court’s Observations The Court observed that under the Cr.P.C. the offence under Section 188 of the IPC is cognizable and bailable; however, the Court noted that by virtue of the local amendment made by the State of M.P. vide Notification dated 19th November 1975 the said offence is made non bailable. The Court also said that a bare reading of Section 195(1) Cr.P.C. reveals that the provisions contained in the sub-section are attracted at the stage of taking cognizance. Importantly, the Court said, “There is no bar under Section 195 of the Cr.P.C. in respect of registration of FIR, therefore, FIR for an offence under Section 188 of the IPC can be registered by the police and after investigation on the basis of the FIR and the material collected during the course of investigation, a competent public servant can file the complaint before the concerned court.” Further, the Court remarked, “What is barred under Section 195 of the Cr.P.C. is that after investigating the offence under Section 188 of the IPC, the police officer cannot file a final report in the Court and the Court cannot take cognizance on that final report, as at that stage the bar contained in Section 195 of the Cr.P.C. comes into operation.” Citing the ruling of the Apex Court in the cases of State of Punjab Vs Raj Singh and Another 1998 (2) SCC 391 & M. Narayandas Vs. State of Karnataka and others reported in 2003(11) SCC 251 the Court came to the conclusion that by virtue of the provisions contained in Section 195(1)(a) of the Cr.P.C. the power of the police to register the FIR for offences mentioned therein is not curtailed but what is curtailed is the jurisdiction of the Court to take cognizance of these offences without there being complaint in writing of the concerned public servant. Significantly, the Court observed that the Bombay High Court in the case of Shrinath Gangadhar Giram vs The State Of Maharashtra and Madras High Court in the case of Jeevanandham v. State & Shamsul Huda Bakavi v. State, while taking the contrary view “have failed to take note of the law which has been laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.” Accordingly, the Court held that no case was made out for quashing the FIR registered against the petitioners for offence under Section 188 of the IPC on the ground that the police does not have power to register the FIR for that offence. Recently, the High Court of Chhattisgarh has held that the police cannot register an FIR for the offence under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Case title – Zaid Pathan and others v. State of M.P [MCRC No.32779/2020] along with connected applications Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story