Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bengaluru Cricket Football Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoThe new members of the bureau will start their terms immediately after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.The short course world championships are held in a 25-meter pool. The FINA world championships and the Olympics are staged in 50-meter pools. Confirmation of Abu Dhabi as host came after the city missed out on the 2018 Championships, which Fina awarded to the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Fina president Julio Maglione said: “We have worked in close co-operation during the last weeks with the UAE authorities on this matter and we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.“The Abu Dhabi rendezvous in December 2021 will be a great achievement and will once more be a strong inspiration for the development of swimming and aquatics in the region.”The World Swimming Championships (25m) becomes the latest major event rescheduled by FINA. Earlier this month, the governing body confirmed new dates for its World Championships and World Masters Championships in Japan, moving them back from 2021 to 2022 following the postponement of the 2020 summer Olympic Games due to Covid-19. Latest Sports News The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.FINA says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.”FINA president Julio C. Maglione says swimming organizers have worked closely with the United Arab Emirates” authorities and “we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.”A general congress to elect the FINA Bureau for the years 2021-25 will be staged in Doha, Qatar, on June 5, 2021. Previous articleRetired Mumbai umpires get financial help from Cricketers’ FoundationNext articleTennis : ATP ties up with Sporting Chance to support players with mental health Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Formula 1 WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know SHARE WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Covid19 Impact : FINA postpones shot course world swimming championships Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – May 21, 2020 Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd
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The link between the FTSE and UNICEF follows a visit by FTSE Chief Executive Mark Makepace to a UNICEF project in Ghana in 2000. 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis FTSE ethical investment index announced UNICEF will receive $1 million from a new FTSE ethical investment index.The Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) has announced that it will launch an investment index listing global ethical companies. It will donate all its licence fees, estimated to top $1 million, to Unicef.The index, to be called the FTSE 4Good UK is one of a set of indices developed in partnership with the Ethical Investment Research Service. It will go live in June 2001. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance Howard Lake | 9 March 2001 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Brian BeairdIn a Jan. 29 letter, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacy said her office found “there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt” that police officers Armando Corral, Leonardo Ortiz and Michael Ayala “did not act in self-defense and in defense of others” during the Dec. 13, 2013, fatal shooting of 51-year-old Brian Beaird, a National Guard veteran with disabilities, including diagnosed paranoia, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress syndrome. (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 23)The DA’s decision not to press charges came despite Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck’s 2014 statement that the officers’ use of force was “not justified,” and despite the LA City Council vote that taxpayers — not the cops who killed Beaird — pay a $5 million federal civil rights settlement to Beaird’s family.Beaird’s 80-year-old father, Billy Beaird, watched on TV the car chase and police shooting that killed his unarmed son after Brian called him from his car during the chase. “They shot my son in cold blood,” Billy Beaird said after the city’s vote to pay the settlement. “I would not trade my son’s life for every nickel in LA. He means that much to me. I could not believe what I saw.” (LA Times, Aug. 20)The police say that after Beaird got out of his car, one officer said he believed he saw Beaird reaching for his waistband. The cop fired a beanbag, causing Beaird to stagger and bend over. The cops then fired 21 shots, according to Beck’s internal investigation. Lacey’s letter noted that Beaird was hit with 13 rounds — three of which were fatal and, based on the bullet trajectories, were fired when Beaird was on the ground. News footage shows a “DP” plate, for disabled person, on Beaird’s Corvette.Why do cops kill so-called ‘mentally ill’ people?Was this an isolated incident? Or is it part of U.S. law enforcement policy for treatment of people with emotional, psychological and mental disabilities? “At least half of the people [annually] shot and killed by [U.S.] police … have mental health problems,” stated a 2013 report by the Treatment Advocacy Center and National Sheriffs’ Association, which assessed 1980-2008 data. (“Justifiable Homicides by Law Enforcement,” tacreports.org) Why?On May 1, 2013, Wendy Brennan, National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City executive director, testified at an NYU Langone Medical Center forum that “there is a strong belief … that people with serious mental illness are dangerous and [commit] … a significant amount of the violence in this country. … A 2006 American Journal of Psychiatric study [said] only 5 percent of violent crimes … can be attributed to people with mental health problems.”In July 2012, the American Psychiatric Association stated: “This position statement was proposed by the Workgroup on Violence Risk of the Council on Psychiatry and Law. … [M]ost psychiatrists … assess the risk of violence to others. While psychiatrists can often identify circumstances associated with an increased likelihood of violent behavior, they cannot predict dangerousness with definitive accuracy. … [S]ome individuals assessed to be at low risk will act violently while others assessed to be at high risk will not.”Studies have shown that the so-called mentally ill are much more likely to be crime victims than perpetrators. Despite this, the first question often asked at medical facilities of people with this disability is “Do you own a gun?”The Nazi mass murderer Adolph Hitler espoused the “Big Lie” theory. In addition to exterminating 6 million Jews, Nazis also targeted other minorities; lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and people with disabilities.Eugenics and false scienceIn the 1920s, Harry Laughlin, of the Eugenics Record Office at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, designed a model eugenics law that “legal experts” reviewed. (Eugenics, a pseudoscientific social movement that began in the late 1880s in Europe whose proponents claimed would improve the genetic makeup of the human population through selective breeding and sterilization — ending reproduction of people having so-called “genetic defects” or “inheritable undesirable traits” — was based on the racist, classist idea that it is possible and desirable to distinguish between superior and inferior elements of society.) In 1924 Virginia adopted a statute, based on Laughlin’s model, authorizing compulsory sterilization of the intellectually disabled for the purpose of eugenics.Hitler modeled his law for the “Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring” on Laughlin’s eugenics law. The Third Reich held Laughlin in such regard that they gave him an honorary doctorate from Heidelberg University in 1936.The Virginia law was soon tested in the courts. Carrie Buck, an 18-year-old mother, was considered to have the intellectual capacity of an 8-year-old. After she was raped and subsequently had a daughter, the state decided to sterilize her. Her guardian appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1927, in an 8-1 decision, the court declared that she, her mother, Emma, and her daughter, Vivian, were so-called “feeble-minded” and “promiscuous,” and that it was in the state’s interest to sterilize her. The court upheld the order to sterilize Buck and the law which authorized it. The ruling legitimized Virginia’s anti-poor, anti-disabled, racist and sexist sterilizations until the law was repealed in 1974.This decision has never been overturned. Defense attorneys for Nazi war criminals, however, used it at the Nuremberg trials to justify the forced sterilizations of people with emotional, psychological and mental disabilities.The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case of Sheehan v. San Francisco after a woman similarly disabled, Teresa Sheehan, was shot and almost killed by the police. She successfully sued the city for violating her civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now San Francisco is asking the high court to add to its abysmal record on people with disabilities by reversing this decision and sanctioning a police exemption to the ADA.The gravest danger related to so-called mental illness has become the abuse of this large and uniquely stigmatized section of the disabled community. However, we are dangerous to the system that devalues people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. Why? Because in the spirit of heroes like Carrie Buck and Teresa Sheehan, we will resist and build a world that values everyone, based on the premise: from each according to our abilities, to each according to our needs.Edward Yudelovich, an organizer of the Workers World Party People with Disabilities Caucus, is a person with an emotional disability.
ReddIt Choosing TCU as a religious minority student Linkedin ReddIt Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ Texas Frog Camps are now free for incoming students Bollywood cardio class spreads cultural awareness Twitter Facebook + posts Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printWhen it comes to moving on, Dr. Seuss said it best: “Sometimes you will never know the value of something until it becomes a memory.”Three graduating seniors, Gina Carbone, Duy Dang and Caleb Ashbrook, shared some of their favorite moments at TCU.Carbone, a child development and psychology double major, said she is in love with the TCU Leadership Center.Coming from out of state her first year, Carbone said she did not have many friends. So, she went on a weekend leadership adventure for fall break. She proceeded to go on three more trips, and each has been a major highlight of her TCU career, she said.“You literally come in as strangers, and you leave feeling like family,” Carbone said.The adventures also developed valuable leadership skills that Carbone said will use throughout her career.Dang, a business information systems and computer science double major, said one of his favorite memories is a 10-day trip to Chile he took with the Neeley Fellows program.Dang said he never seriously considered going to South America before the other countries at the top of his traveling list.“But with this program, it gave me the opportunity to go straight to Chile,” Dang said.In addition to seeing another new country, Dang said he spent time with other students and some professors who knew the area well.Along with multiple other people, Ashbrook agreed that last fall’s Baylor game was a highlight.“I don’t think I ever want to be in the rain for another eight, nine hours again in my life, but storming the field and just being out there was the most incredible way to end my sports experience at TCU,” Ashbrook, a chemistry major, said.Then it got even better with the TCU Oregon game, Ashbrook said, but being present for the Baylor game was “awesome.”Looking back, Ashbrook said it was easy to miss the big picture.“My biggest recommendation is not to take anything for granted,” Ashbrook said. “Enjoy the struggle. Enjoy the highs and enjoy the lows.” From Muscat to Fort Worth Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Previous articleFrogs continue winning streak against ACUNext articleHorses That Heal Kaylee Bowers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Duy Dang (on the right) visited Chile with Neeley Fellows. Kaylee Bowershttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kaylee-bowers/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Kaylee Bowers
WhatsApp BBB: Twist on phishing scam targets small business owners Twitter TAGS Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. Most people are familiar with how a basic phishing scam works: links or attachments in emails or messages from scammers can download malware onto your devices that allow them access to your personal information. Recently, Better Business Bureau released a warning about a new twist on phishing scams, one that specifically targets small business owners. Scammers are sending virus-infected emails disguised as Requests for Proposals (RFPs), which local entrepreneurs know are good ways to win new clients and contracts. Naturally, an email that looks like an RFP will catch their eye. There are a couple versions of this scam. Sometimes there is an official-looking PDF attachment that, when opened, downloads malware. Other times, a link in the email takes the business owner to a fake form that asks them to fill out personal and banking information, under the guise of needing payment information. Texans should especially be aware of RFP scams. According to the Small Business Administration, more than 98% of all business across the state are small businesses. Currently, 200 phishing scams have been reported to BBB Scam Tracker from across Texas, with financial losses ranging from $35 to $3,000. BBB serving the Heart of Texas suggests the following tips to protect yourself and your business from RFP scams: Call the contact. If you aren’t sure if an RFP is real, reach out to the provided contact to confirm. If they don’t answer or refuse to speak to you over the phone, that’s a huge red flag. Scammers often hide behind being out of the country. Get outside confirmation. Scammers often pose as government agencies or use real company names. If this is the case, go to the agency or company website to see if the RFP is posted there. If they don’t list RFPs online, call the office to confirm. Don’t use a link or phone number provided in the potentially fake email. Be cautious of generic RFPs. Scammers try to cast a wide net by including few details and generic information in their RFPs. Don’t believe what you see. Just because an email looks real doesn’t mean it necessarily is. Scammers can fake anything from the logo to the email address. Don’t open attachments. This is good advice for any kind of phishing scam; if you have any suspicion about the message you received, or you don’t know the sender, do not open pictures, links or any other kind of attachment. Report it. Reporting scams can help authorities fight against fraud and can help other consumers protect themselves. For more information, visit bbb.org. To report an RFP scam, go to bbb.org/ScamTracker. Pinterest Pinterest Local News Previous articleDr. Daniel Cepero Memorial Track and Field meet : Day 2Next articleZion Williamson leads Pelicans past Pistons, 128-118 Digital AIM Web Support
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Madras HC Directs To Invoke Prevention Of Corruption Act Against Police Officials “Fleecing” Convicts Coming Out On Parole [Read Order]
News UpdatesMadras HC Directs To Invoke Prevention Of Corruption Act Against Police Officials “Fleecing” Convicts Coming Out On Parole [Read Order] Mehal Jain24 July 2020 12:16 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court recently pulled up the state prison authorities on being intimated that the police officials accompanying the convicts coming out on parole are taking money in the name of charges from the latter’s families. “If it is happening, then it is illegal and it would amount to bribe”, was the strict observation of the bench of Justices R. Kirubakaran and V. M. Hemalatha,…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 Madras High Court recently pulled up the state prison authorities on being intimated that the police officials accompanying the convicts coming out on parole are taking money in the name of charges from the latter’s families. “If it is happening, then it is illegal and it would amount to bribe”, was the strict observation of the bench of Justices R. Kirubakaran and V. M. Hemalatha, hearing a habeas corpus plea to grant ordinary leave for a period of one month without escort to a life convict prisoner at Central Jail, Salem. The Division Bench made clear that if any such incident is brought to the notice of this Court, then not only departmental proceedings would be initiated against the concerned officials but also action under Prevention of Corruption Act would be taken. Noting that the convicts are already languishing in jail and do not have any source of livelihood and their families are already suffering, the court vented its ire in stating that in spite of the same, these people are “fleecing” the convicts who come out on parole “without any sympathy”. “The Inspector General of Prisons is directed to make it clear that no amount shall be demanded from the convicts when they come out on parole and the convicts shall also be informed about the same so that if any such incident happens, the same can be promptly report to the authorities”, ordered the bench. Further, the court also reflected that there is no time limit fixed in the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules, 1982 for the disposal of the representation for ordinary leave, and that only in Rule 24, it has been stated that when a petition is submitted to the Superintendent of Prisons, he shall forward the petition along with the reports expeditiously to the Government for orders. “Merely because there is no time limit fixed in the aforesaid Rules for the disposal of the representation for ordinary leave, it does not mean that the Prison Authorities can sleep over the matter”, said the bench. It proceeded to observe that the very purpose of giving the representation gets frustrated on account of the delay, compelling the prisoners or their family members to approach the Court by filing writ petitions- “The convicts and their families are already suffering because of incarceration and even the result of the representation is not given in time, it will be injustice to them” The bench remarked that oaccount of failure to dispose of the representation for ordinary leave or not granting of ordinary leave/parole in time, the parties are compelled to file writ petitions by spending money and it would add insult to the injury. Accordingly, the court required that whenever a representation for ordinary leave is received, either by the Government or by the Prison Authorities, the authorities shall get a report from the Probation Officer and Local Sub Inspector of Police, if necessary, within one week and along with the reports, the Prison Authorities shall forward the same to the Government for passing appropriate orders. After receipt of the representation, the Government shall pass appropriate orders and intimate the same to the relatives or family members of the prisoners or to the prisoners within a period of one week. “The above two weeks time limit would do justice to the parties. The aforesaid time limit shall hold good and shall be scrupulously followed by the authorities concerned till Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules are amended incorporating two weeks’ time in the Rules for the disposal of the petition for grant of ordinary leave”, ruled the bench. The Court even made clear that if the parties are compelled to approach the Court on account of failure to dispose of the representation for ordinary leave within the time limit fixed by this Court, the expenses incurred for the legal proceedings initiated by the convicts or their family members shall be borne out by the authority, who failed to dispose of the representation in time. Accordingly, the bench issued the following directions: (i)The Government is directed to make appropriate amendments in the Rules indicating two weeks’ time limit for disposal of the representation for ordinary leave; (ii) Till such amendment is made, the above time limit shall be in force and shall be scrupulously followed by the authorities; (iii)If the time limit is not adhered to, it would amount to Contempt of Court and the parties are at liberty to approach this Court with contempt petition. (iv)The expenses incurred by the parties for approaching the Court for not disposing the representation for ordinary leave shall be borne by the authority who failed to dispose of the representationClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story