10 more corporate fundraising partnerships in June 2014

first_img Tagged with: corporate Events 3. Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival and Seafarers UK and Sea CadetsLC (SCC) Christian Giraldo (aged 17) and Samantha Town (aged 18) at the announcement of the Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2014 charity partnersThe Royal Borough of Greenwich has announced that Seafarers UK and Sea Cadets will be the official charity partners for the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2014. They were chosen for their work in supporting both the maritime community at large and young people seeking new skills.4. AGS Gumball Rally Challenge and Rainbow TrustRainbow Trust AGS Gumball Rally carThe Rainbow Trust is one of the charities benefiting from this month’s AGS Gumball Rally Challenge. All cars taking part must be at least 20 years old. A maximum of 60 cars are taking part, and participants have to raise at least £2,000 for a charity.The first stage on 27 June involves driving form Thurrock to Cologne (325 miles).5. UBM and Giving WorldGlobal communications company UBM invited Giving World, which helps distribute surplus products to charities, to be its charity partner at the Facilities Show at London’s ExCeL. Giving World works with a wide range of facilities management professionals to source and distribute products.6. Specsavers and KidscapeSpecsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition in aid of KidscapeSpecsavers is supporting Kidscape for the eighth year in a row as charity partner in its Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.The aim of the competition is to find specs-wearing champions across the UK – ordinary people who look amazing in their glasses. To enter just upload a picture of yourself wearing glasses to the SWOTY website at . It is free to enter, and for each entry Specsavers will donate £1 to Kidscape.7. British Airways and Comic ReliefBritish Airways’ Flying Start Ball has raised more than £18,000 for the airline’s charity partner Comic Relief.The Summer Ball has raised more than £80,000 for Comic Relief since its launch in 2010.This year’s event, held at Heathrow’s Marriott Hotel on 20 June and hosted by Eastenders star Shane Richie, included entertainment from X Factor winner Sam Bailey, BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James and Oriste Williams from JLS. Guests were served Taittinger champagne and Villa Maria wine.8. D-Link and WaterAidD-Link has partnered with WaterAid to transform the lives of families in developing countries by making a donation for every product from the EyeOn™ Baby Monitor range sold in Europe.Kevin Wen, President of D-Link Europe Ltd, said:“The EyeOn™ Baby Monitor range gives parents peace of mind by letting them watch over their baby easily and securely on their mobile device. But for many parents in developing countries, just providing fundamental basics like clean water and sanitation can be the biggest struggle. We want to do what we can to help change this, which is why we’ve partnered with WaterAid.” 9. KCOM Group and SparksEmployees at KCOM Group will be taking on several fundraising challenges to raise money for the company’s charity partner Sparks.These include the company’s tenth annual charity golf day which brings together customers, partners and celebrity sportsmen to play 27 holes at Forest Pines Golf Club in North Lincolnshire. Last year this raised £36,000.Other staff will be embarking on is a four day, 300 mile cycling challenge across Italy from Venice to Genoa.10. intu Metrocentre and Children’s Heart Unit Fund at Newcastle’s Freeman HospitalGateshead’s intu Metrocentre has unveiled The Heart of A Thousand Crystals in its Platinum Mall. It features hundreds of crystals made into one huge, glittering heart.A thousand replica crystals have been created – each one individually boxed and numbered – and are now being sold for £20 each at customer service desks around the centre.Heart of A Thousand Crystals at intu MetrocentreAll proceeds from the sale of the replica crystals will be used to support the Children’s Heart Unit Fund and its Home from Home appeal, which is raising £2m to set up a special unit at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, where the families of children being treated can stay, free of charge. 10 more corporate fundraising partnerships in June 2014 Here is another selection of corporate fundraising partnerships and campaigns underway in June 2014.1. Jurys Inn and several charitiesJurys Inn Challenge 2014. (l-r) Lenka Kolova – GSS Reception staff , John Brennan CEO,Christine Littlefield, Senior Fundraising and Communications Manager, Depaul IrelandAlmost 600 Jurys Inn employees aimed to raise £50,000 for charity on 20 June, with plans to walk, run, cycle, swim, golf and abseil their way through the Group’s 100 mile Charity Challenge.Jurys Inn CEO John Brennan pledged to donate an additional £25,000.  Monies raised by the Hotels group will be split between a variety of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Make a Wish Foundation, and Action for Children, and several local charities chosen by employees. 2. Royal & Awesome and SparksRoyal & Awesome golf clothingA 72-hole golf challenge, sponsored by Scottish clothing brand Royal & Awesome, has raised more than £20,000 for the children’s medical research charity Sparks.Almost 50 golfers completed four rounds in a day at the 110-year-old Fulwell Golf Club, Twickenham, while wearing eye-catching outfits provided by Royal & Awesome. Advertisement 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.  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 June 2014 | Newslast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders condemns new attacks against the independent press ahead of elections

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders has protested after the information minister ordered a three-month closure of the independent weekly Novaya Gazeta Smorgoni in Smorgon, western Belarus.Moreover in the run-up to legislative elections several large stores in Minsk have been refusing to sell the independent press since the beginning of the week.”It is unacceptable for the independent media to be silenced on the eve of elections that are of major importance to the country” said Reporters Without Borders in a letter to information minister, Vladimir Rusakevich. “Everything points to the fact that Novaya Gazeta Smorgoni is a victim of official abuse. We call on you to reconsider your decision to suspend this newspaper and to abstain from similar steps against other media throughout the pre-election period,” the international press freedom organisation added.The information minister, who suspended the paper on 16 August, has accused the founder of de Novaya Gazeta Smorgoni, Ramuald Ulan of failing to comply with registration procedure.Ulan, as well as several other independent specialists, has contested the legal basis for the ruling. They have pointed up contradictions in the media law in connection with the possibility of being both sole proprietor and editor of a newspaper.Novaya Gazeta Smorgoni has come under official pressure for several years. In the run-up to the local elections in 2003, the Grodno regional commercial court decided to suspend Ulan’s trading licence, thus closing the newspaper.The weekly has been carrying regular news about independent candidates for the Smorgon region ahead of the October 2004 legislative elections.Elsewhere, the three major independent newspapers such as Belorussky Rynok, Belorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta (BDG), Belorusskaya Gazeta and Narodnaya Volya, said on 23 August that seven major stores in Minsk have stopped selling their papers without any advance notice.Viktor Bondarenko, editor of Belorusskaya Gazeta, and his BDG colleagues, quoted by the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ), said the local authorities had apparently “recommended” to the owners of the major stores that they should not sell the newspapers in the pre-election period. According to BDG, advertisers had reportedly come under similar pressure. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more News News Follow the news on Belarus Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” August 25, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns new attacks against the independent press ahead of electionslast_img read more

Foothill Unity Center Host Fall Salon Concert at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena

first_img 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News The Foothill Unity center hosted the Fall Salon Concert with Dr. Adam R. Kendall at the Women’s City Club in Pasadena on Saturday, November 5. It was a wonderful evening of celebration with Music and art with a purpose. Dr. Adam R. Kendall is a physician at Methodist Hospital who shares his masterful talents with the piano and violin to benefit the work of local charities including Foothill Unity Center. The event also featured the work of local artist Joan Whitenack and Darrell Hickey as well as the The Women’s City Club of Pasadena hosted exhibit”Passion” in addition to support from designs by Elida and Designs by Shakeel. Gatherings Foothill Unity Center Host Fall Salon Concert at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | 6:30 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff L-R: Betty McWilliams – Executive Director of Foothill Unity Center, Dr. Adam R. Kendall, Reyna Diaz – Foothill Unity Center Board Membercenter_img Your help is greatly appreciated. Donations may be made online to www.foothillunitycenter.org or dropped off at either the Pasadena or Monrovia locations please contact (626) 358-3486. Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty In preparation for the upcoming Thanksgiving Distribution for local families served by the Center assistance is needed in sponsorship and donation of turkeys, pies and bread rolls. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

No Illegality In Establishing ‘Offender Centric’ Courts For Trial Of MPs/MLAs: Amicus Curiae Tells Supreme Court [Read Report]

first_imgTop StoriesNo Illegality In Establishing ‘Offender Centric’ Courts For Trial Of MPs/MLAs: Amicus Curiae Tells Supreme Court [Read Report] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Nov 2020 2:00 AMShare This – xSenior Advocate Vijay Hansaria, Amicus Curiae in the matter concerning expeditious disposal of criminal cases pending against former/sitting legislators, has told the Supreme Court that there is no illegality in designating special Courts for trial of such MPs/MLAs. “In the present case, this Hon’ble Court has directed expeditious trial of criminal cases against MPs/ MLAs by…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?LoginSenior Advocate Vijay Hansaria, Amicus Curiae in the matter concerning expeditious disposal of criminal cases pending against former/sitting legislators, has told the Supreme Court that there is no illegality in designating special Courts for trial of such MPs/MLAs. “In the present case, this Hon’ble Court has directed expeditious trial of criminal cases against MPs/ MLAs by designating Special Courts in view of the fact that offenders are or have been legislators, who constitute a class in themselves, and speedy trial of such cases is in public interest. The legislators are lawmakers who lay down policies for socio-economic development of the country and are responsible for upholding constitutional morality. It is on record that a large number of cases, including heinous offences, are pending in the courts not only for years but for decades. In such circumstances a special mechanism for speedy trial of these cases cannot be flawed,” a Report filed by the Senior Advocate states. The submission comes in response to the exemption sought by the Madras High Court from establishing Special Courts for trial of cases involving MPs and MLAs. The High Court had claimed that it is not legally permissible to create Special Courts for trial of MPs/ MLAs as Special Courts can only be “Offence Centric” and not “Offender Centric”. It was further submitted that there are already Special Courts under the SC/ST Act, POCSO Act, and PC Act and other Central and State enactments, for exclusive trial of the offence under those Acts, and there was no scope to establish another set of Courts to try a particular category of offenders. Disputing this contention, the amicus has submitted, “Statutory Special Courts constituted under PC Act, SC/ST Act, PML Act, POCSO Act or any other statute made by Parliament or State legislature shall ‘ordinarily’ have jurisdiction to try cases for offences committed under these statutes. However, trial of cases under the special statutes by the Special Courts MP/ MLAs are valid and do not suffer from any constitutional infirmity as these courts have been constituted under the direction of this Hon’ble Court issued in exercise of the power under Article 142 of the Constitution.” Amicus Curiae Submits Action Plans Filed By Various High Courts For Speedy Disposal Of Criminal Cases Against MPs/MLAs Reliance is placed on the case of Public Interest Foundation v. UOI, (2015) 11 SCC 433, where by the Top Court had directed as under: “We, accordingly, direct that in relation to sitting MPs and MLAs who have charges framed against them for the offences which are specified in Sections 8(1), 8(2) and 8(3) of the RP Act, the trial shall be concluded as speedily and expeditiously as may be possible and in no case later than one year from the date of the framing of charge(s).” The amicus further pointed out, “The trial of these cases does not otherwise suffer from breach of any constitutional provision nor any accused person has alleged violation of any fundamental right.” No special procedure less advantageous to the accused persons Significantly, the Madras High Court had relied upon the observations made a five-Judge Bench in the 2:3 majority judgment rendered in the case of Anwar Ali Sarkar. In that case, the High Court struck down Section 5(1) of the West Bengal Special Courts Act, 1950 which authorized setting up of Special Courts for trial of “such offences or class of cases, as the classes of offences or cases or classes of cases, as the State Government may by general or special order in writing, direct.” While striking down the provision, Justice Saiyid Fazl Ali in his majority verdict had observed, “The impugned Act has completely ignored the principle of classification followed in the Code and it proceeds to lay down a new procedure without making any attempt to particularize or classify the offences or cases to which it is to apply. An Act which gives uncontrolled authority to discriminate cannot but be hit by Article 14 and it will be no answer simply to say that the legislature having more or less the unlimited power to delegate has merely exercised that power.” The amicus has submitted that in Anwar Ali case, the Top Court had struck down the Act not on the ground that there cannot be ‘offender centric’ classification, but on the ground that the Act prescribed a procedure less favourable to accused persons vis a vis prescribed under CrPC. In the present case, the amicus has submitted, “No special procedure less advantageous to the accused persons has been prescribed for trial of cases involving MPs/ MLAs; these cases are tried as per general procedure prescribed under Cr.P.C. All that has been done is to designate a particular officer to try cases in an expeditious manner, who otherwise has jurisdiction to conduct the trial. It is thus submitted that directions passed by this Hon’ble Court in the present case for designation of Special Court for trial of criminal cases pending against legislators, who form a class in themselves, are valid as there is a reasonable nexus of decriminalisation of Indian polity in fast tracking disposal of these cases.” Reliance is placed on the Law Commission’s 239th Report (2012) whereby it is clearly stated that the cases of influential persons in public life need to come up for special focus for the reason that the experience shows occurrence of long delays both in investigation and trial. “This is because of the influence they can wield with the Police and witnesses. Delays are also often caused by their prolonged abstinence from the court proceedings and the Police not taking effective steps to produce them in Court. Secondly, the persons holding public offices have a role to play in democratic governance and the people have legitimate expectation that the elected representatives are clean and free from criminal misconduct. Thus, public are equally interested in early conclusion of trial,” the Report reads. Precedence in Coal Block Allocation Case The amicus has also drawn the Court’s attention towards the cases relating to Coal Block Allocation. In Girish Kumar Suneja v. CBI, (2017) 14 SCC 809, the validity of the Supreme Court’s decision to transfer those cases pertaining to offences under IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act, PMLA and other allied offences, to a Special Judge, was challenged. Rejecting the contention that the it cannot transfer a particular case to a particular officer by creating a Special Court, the Supreme Court had held, “The treatment of these cases is certainly not arbitrary – on the contrary, the classification is in public interest and for the public good with a view to bring persons who have allegedly committed corrupt activities, within the rule of law. It is hence not possible to accept the submission that by treating the entire batch of coal block allocation cases in a particular manner different from the usual cases that flood the Courts, there is a violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.” It has been submitted that the ratio of the aforesaid case fully applies to the present case and the observation of the Madras the High Court that the Special Courts cannot be constituted by a judicial or executive fiat is not correct. Inter alia, the amicus has submitted a Report on measures taken by all the High Courts for rationalization of Courts, vide order dated October 6, 2020. The steps taken/ proposed by the High Court may be read in the report attached below. The matter will be taken up the Supreme Court on Wednesday, November 4. The amicus has also informed the Court that the Union of India has not submitted any report pursuant to the direction to enquire from the Central Government regarding the possibility of providing funding for establishment of at least one video conferencing facility in every district for conducting these cases. Click Here To Download Report Read ReportSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Disappointment as Gortahork unsuccessful in retaining postal services

first_img Facebook Disappointment as Gortahork unsuccessful in retaining postal services By News Highland – November 2, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Previous articleIt’s the moment of truth for Finn Harps as they face Limerick tonightNext articleMet Éireann issues weather warning for Donegal News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp An Post has confirmed that the closure of Gortahork Post Office will not be reversed after a bid to retain services in the area has been deemed unsuccessful.It’s understood that the appeal lodged by the community has been rejected by the Government appointed appeals process for Post Office closures.This is despite a major public campaign in a bid to retain services locally.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill says the community are devastated:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/seavghgfhgfhgfmgortahork.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Start date confirmed for Leaving Cert

first_img By News Highland – April 24, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Previous articleQuestions raised over cancer surgeries at LUHNext articleCriteria for Covid-19 testing likely to be broadened News Highland A start date for the Leaving Cert has been confirmed by the Minister for Education – it’s Wednesday July 29th.Joe McHugh last night told the Dáil a schedule for the exams will be released in the first week of June.The confirmation of a start time for the exams been welcomed by teachers’ unions.President of the TUI, Seamus Lahart, says the exam timetable will also impact the start date for the new college year:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/leavrdfgdfgdfgincert7am-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Start date confirmed for Leaving Certlast_img read more

Brundidge Rotarians hold club assembly

first_img The Brundidge Rotary Club held a club assembly Wednesday and discussed information that was both important and interesting. The Rotarians also shared information that was not considered important but interesting. So, the Rotarians left the assembly with much food for thought and a chuckle to last them through the afternoon.Club President Don Dickert discussed upcoming projects with the club members. The club’s annual raffle of Auburn/Alabama football tickets is one of the club’s largest fundraiser.Dickert encouraged the Rotarians to make this year’s raffle one of the largest. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content By Blood Sugar Blaster By Jaine Treadwell Skip Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Latest Stories Email the author She suggested that the club encourage more young people to participate.Lamar Steed, chair of the club’s International Service Committee said District 6880 of which the Brundidge Club is a part, supports the Heart 2 Heart Recognition. One of the district’s global grants last year supported Heart 2 Heart projects in Mexico. The district’s contribution of $2,500 helped provide training and equipment for a computer room, library and media room in Tepeji Del Rio Hidalgo, Mexico.Garrett reported recent news that, if no cases of polio are diagnosed in Africa in the next two years, the country will be polio free.Dickert said that, like many year before, District 6880 contributed 20 percent of its District Designated Funds toward polio eradication. Rotary International became involved with the polio eradication initiative in 1979.In closing, Dickert reported that District 6880 was the top district in Zone 30 in attracting new members this year. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like ArtBridges workshop continues with in-school classes The 2015 ArtBridges Summer Workshop sponsored by the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy continued into the fall with… read more Published 3:00 am Thursday, October 1, 2015 Brundidge Rotarians hold club assembly The Brundidge Rotarians are bell ringers for the Pike County Salvation Army each year. Dickert expressed appreciation for the support of the Brundidge Lions Club and the high school students who rang for community service hours.The Brundidge Rotarians’ ongoing Adopt-a-Mile project has won the Rotarians acclaim throughout the state. The Rotarians are dedicated to keeping their adopted mile, on North Veterans Blvd. beautiful. The club is divided into teams and the pickup day is Saturday, year around. The Rotarians respectfully ask motorists to assist them in keeping the roadway litter free.Jennifer Garrett, who has been a counselor at the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly for three years, said the four-day camp is outstanding in developing leadership qualities and focuses also on teamwork.last_img read more

School police officers reassigned after using stun gun on teen girl

first_imgiStock(CHICAGO) — A violent and “disturbing” confrontation between a female high school student and two Chicago police officers caught on cellphone video at a city school has resulted in felony charges for her and the reassignment of both officers.The 16-year-old student allegedly got into a confrontation with the assistant principal at John Marshall Metropolitan High School on Tuesday morning. She was asked to leave the school after she apparently began flipping over desks in a classroom, according to her father, who spoke to Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.He didn’t dispute his daughter has had behavioral issues at school, and said a teacher reprimanded her for using her cellphone in class, leading to the argument with the assistant principal.The teen’s father, Laurentio Howard, was called to pick his daughter up from school and filmed the incident between the girl and the officers.Chicago police said the teen began fighting with the two officers — one male and one female — who were escorting her from the building. The officers, who were not named and only identified as Officer #1 and Officer #2 in a narrative provided by police, were allegedly bit and kicked by the student. While biting Officer #1, the two fell down a flight of stairs, police said.Even at the bottom of the stairs, she continued to lash out at the officers, kicking and flailing her arms. The video shot by her father picks up after the two tumbled down the stairs and she can be seen kicking the officers.Students in the video can be heard shouting, “Don’t Tase her,” as one of the officers pulls out a Taser.Not mentioned in the account given by Chicago police, but clearly visible in the video, is a large male officer taking a swing at the student as she was lying on the ground.The officers both deployed their Tasers and the teen was taken into custody, police said. Only one of the officers can be seen using his Taser before the confrontation moves out of view of the camera.Howard told WLS-TV that the male officer had his knee in his daughter’s back and the female officer repeatedly punched her.Both police officers were taken to University of Illinois Hospital, while the student was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. All were treated for minor injuries.“The officers are currently on medical leave, and they will be reassigned to different duties within the District as COPA and the CPD Force Review Unit complete independent investigations into the incident,” Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department, told ABC News in a statement.The school district said the officers will not be returning to Metropolitan High School.“CPS strives to create safe and supportive learning environments for all students, and this disturbing incident has absolutely no place in our schools,” Michael Passman, chief communications officer for Chicago Public Schools, said in a statement to ABC News. “To ensure a thorough review of this situation is conducted, we are asking the district’s Office of the Inspector General to review the matter, and we will fully support the ongoing investigation by the city’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability.”Howard said he feared for his own life if he had stepped in to break up the fight.“It was devastating. I couldn’t believe what was going on,” Howard told WLS-TV. “I was thinking, ‘If I jump in, they’re going to shoot me. And if I don’t jump in, they’re going to hurt my daughter really bad.’”His daughter, whom ABC News is not naming as a minor, provided a different account than was provided by police in an interview with WLS-TV.“As I tried to walk the other way, I guess he put out his hand and pushed me toward the stairs,” she said. “He caused me to fall down the stairs, and I grabbed his vest and we all fell down the stairs.”She appeared in juvenile court on Friday and has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting and obstructing a peace officer, according to WLS-TV.She was fitted with an ankle monitoring bracelet, and her father said she has been sentenced to home confinement until her next court date on Feb. 19. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Large storm system moving across US, bringing snow, ice, heavy rain

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A storm system is developing in the Central U.S. with icy and snowy conditions to the north and heavy rain and even thunderstorms in the South. On Wednesday, up to 6 inches of snow fell in Northern Missouri and up to 4 inches fell in Southern Minnesota. Freezing rain and sleet fell from Nebraska down to Arkansas and into Illinois. Many spinouts and accidents were reported Wednesday due to the ice and snow that fell on the roads and highways in the heartland.On Thursday morning, the storm system stretches from Michigan to the Gulf Coast with winter weather alerts for seven states from Minnesota to Arkansas. Wet snow is flying Thursday morning around Chicago with an icy mix in St. Louis, Missouri.By Friday, the storm system will lift north, bringing a heavier band of snow from north of St. Louis to just north of Chicago. To the east and south, heavy rain will be falling from Ohio to the Carolinas, with a few thunderstorms also possible in the Carolinas.Part of the same storm will redevelop on the East Coast by Saturday, bringing heavy rain to the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to New York City and Boston. The total snowfall for the entire storm duration will be near a half a foot in northern Great Lakes, with 3 to 6 inches of snow from Missouri to near Chicago and into Wisconsin.For the Northeast, snow will be limited to the higher elevations of Pennsylvania and New York, into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, where 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK: HMS Sultan Sailors to Take Part in Freedom Parade

first_img View post tag: HMS March 20, 2013 View post tag: take UK: HMS Sultan Sailors to Take Part in Freedom Parade Two hundred sailors from HMS Sultan will exercise their freedom of the borough of Gosport by marching through the town on Friday (March 22).The parade – the first in eight years – marks Gosport Borough Council’s recent updating of the original freedom status granted to the engineering training school in 1974.The change represents the base’s expansion over the years with it now housing separate schools for marine and air engineering.Commodore Mark Slawson, HMS Sultan’s Commanding Officer, said:“I am delighted that Gosport Borough and HMS Sultan will be able to celebrate the close links that the town and the establishment enjoy.“The celebration of the Freedom of the Borough is an event that we have been looking forward to for some time.”The freedom parade starts at 10.30am from Falkland Gardens. Sailors will march to the parade ground at Timespace via the Esplanade de Royan for a 20-minute service which starts at 11am.On completion the parade, led by HMS Sultan’s volunteer band, will head along the Esplanade de Royan and through the High Street.Cdre Slawson and Mayor of Gosport Councillor Richard Dickson will take the salute outside the town hall and the parade ends at David Lawrence Square.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 20, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Freedom Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Sultan Sailors to Take Part in Freedom Parade View post tag: Parade View post tag: part View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: sailors View post tag: Sultan Training & Education View post tag: UK Share this articlelast_img read more