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Volunteer: A Traveller’s Guide to Making a Difference Around the World (Lonely Planet General Reference)

Volunteer: A Traveller’s Guide to Making a Difference Around the World (Lonely Planet General Reference)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 November 2007 | News Volunteer: A Traveller’s Guide to Making a Difference Around the World (Lonely Planet General Reference)  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

2021 is the Year of the Political Prisoner

2021 is the Year of the Political Prisoner

first_imgThe U.S. “justice” system, like every institution of a capitalist state, is a weapon designed and wielded by the billionaires to beat workers into submission. Special bodies of armed troops, deputized by the ruling class, round up workers by the millions and contrive laws to justify locking them in dangerously toxic conditions.This is how capitalists can extract profit from the unpaid labor of workers, while simultaneously keeping them under lock and key to prevent them from organizing to fight back. The defining feature of all U.S. instruments of class warfare is white supremacy, so the violence inflicted on the working class is disproportionately and predominantly aimed at Black, Brown and Indigenous workers.Under these conditions, the incarceration of every worker is political in nature. The system that cages them is political — the result of carefully designed policies ratified by the state. The poor and oppressed people who fill U.S. concentration camps, whether they are called “migrant detention facilities” or “correctional facilities,” are there because of the politics of capitalism and white supremacy.But the term “political prisoner” has special resonance, because it is used to refer to those revolutionary soldiers who were specifically targeted for threatening the existence of this rotten, unjust system. Many of them are members of revolutionary organizations that the state sought to destroy through subterfuge, assassinations and frame-ups.To identify an incarcerated worker as a political prisoner is to say that the state went to extraordinary lengths and expended special resources to concoct a reason to lock them away from their comrades and community. Political prisoners are prisoners of consciousness who fight for the liberation of their nation, their people or the working class as a whole.The FBI and other police forces in the U.S. fought viciously to kill the revolutionary character of the social upheaval of the 1960s and ’70s. Dozens of political prisoners who were ensnared in this fascist assault are still in prison to this day.Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalist, scholar and former Black Panther, still in prison after 39 years, is perhaps the most internationally recognized political prisoner in the U.S. The slogan “Free Mumia!” is an indictment of white supremacy as a whole.Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur is one political prisoner who escaped execution by incarceration. The people of Cuba warmly welcomed her as an exile.Ana Belén Montes has been in a federal prison since 2001 for providing classified information to the government of Cuba, which helped protect that socialist project from U.S. interference.The administrations of Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump have created a whole new generation of political prisoners. Some have avoided immediate imprisonment, but are still in the state’s crosshairs. They include Red Fawn Fallis and Michael “Rattler” Markus, Oglala Lakota Water Protectors who faced off against federal troops at Standing Rock to fight for the environment and their sovereignty in 2016; Anthony Smith, a Philadelphia organizer who was targeted by the feds for his community leadership during the Black Lives Matter uprisings; and Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of espionage after she publicly exposed proof of U.S. war crimes in Iraq.And outside North America, the U.S. and its proxies lock up those leaders who endanger its most important imperialist projects, most notably in Palestine — where Zionist occupation forces currently have Ahmad Sa’adat, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, Tareq Mattar, Khalida Jarrar, Khitam Saafin and Mays Abu Ghosh in custody.‘Let’s get it done in ’21’Since mass incarceration is a form of class warfare, another way to characterize political prisoners is as prisoners of war. This is one way elder revolutionaries were characterized in a recent statement issued jointly from the Safiya Bukhari-Albert Nuh Washington Foundation, the Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community & Student Center, the Coalition to Free Russell Maroon Shoatz “NOW,” the New York City Community Survival Program and the Universal Zulu Nation — World Department of Community Affairs. It called upon the movement to make 2021 the “Year to Free All Captured U.S. Political Prisoners.”“Contrary to the racist statements by today’s fascist police unions,” the statement read, “our elders are absolutely no threat to carry out physical participation in the resuming of any war between the old police forces, who not only also took part in the conflict but who still have never been charged, convicted or imprisoned for their own armed police actions, murders and illegal wars on our Black, Brown [and] Oppressed communities during the Anti-Vietnam War, Pro-African Liberation, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Black Liberation, Ecological, Educational, Cultural [and] The U.S. New Afrikan/Puerto Rican/Native American Independence Movements.”The statement, signed by veteran Black Panther-Zulu King Sadiki “Bro. Shep” Ojore Olugbala, includes a list of 23 elder political prisoners who were born before 1955 and who must be released immediately, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic rages through the prisons. The virus has already killed 2,133 U.S. prisoners.The crisis is only getting worse. According to the Marshall Project, over 200 prisoners have died so far this month, making January 2021 the deadliest single month so far of the coronavirus pandemic for prisoners.Demand their immediate release!Workers World Party demands the immediate release of all political prisoners, especially those for whom the COVID-19 virus poses a heightened risk. In solidarity and in joining the call to make 2021 the Year of the Political Prisoner, we raise the names of some of these revolutionary soldiers:Sundiata Acoli – 83 years old – Black Panther Party, Black Liberation Army – Imprisoned for 46 yearsJoseph Bown – 72 years old – Black Liberation Army – Imprisoned for 49 yearsVeronza Bowers – 74 years old – Black Panther Party – Imprisoned for 46 yearsAbdullah Malik Ka’bah (aka Jeff Fort) – 73 years oldEl Rukn – Imprisoned for 37 yearsRuchell Magee Cinque – 81 years old – Black Guerrilla Family – Imprisoned for 50 yearsJaan Karl Laaman – 72 years old – United Freedom Front – Imprisoned for 38 yearsRomaine “Chip” Fitzgerald – 71 years old – Black Panther Party – Imprisoned for 50 yearsMumia Abu-Jamal – 72 years old – Black Panther Party, friend of MOVE Organization – Imprisoned for 39 yearsAlvaro Luna Hernández (Xinatchli) – 69 years old – Chicano movement activist – Imprisoned for 24 yearsKojo Bomani Sababu – 68 years old – Black Liberation Army – Imprisoned for 39 yearsPete O’Neal – 81 years old – Black Panther Party – Exiled in Tanzania for 50 yearsAssata Shakur – 73 years old – Black Liberation Army – Exiled in Cuba for 41 years after 6 years of U.S. imprisonmentBill Dunne – 68 years old – ABCF Prisoner Committee – Imprisoned for 41 yearsMutulu Shakur – 70 years old – Black Liberation Army – Imprisoned for 39 yearsHanif Shabazz Bey – 71 years old – Virgin Islands independence fighter – Imprisoned for 47 yearsRussell Maroon Shoats – 78 years old – Black Panther Party – Black Liberation Army – Imprisoned for 48 yearsLeonard Peltier – 77 years old – American Indian Movement, Turtle Mountain Chippewa – Imprisoned for 43 yearsImam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin – 78 years old – Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Black Panther Party, Dar ul-Islam Movement – Imprisoned for 20 yearsMeral (Malik) Smith – 71 years old – Virgin Islands independence fighter – Imprisoned for 47 yearsDavid Gilbert – 77 years old – Students for a Democratic Society – Weather Underground – Imprisoned for 39 yearsKenny Zulu Whitmore – 67 years old – Black Panther Party – Imprisoned for 45 yearsEd Poindexter – 77 years old – Black Panther Party – Imprisoned for 50 yearsLarry Hoover – 71 years old – Gangster Disciples – Imprisoned for 47 yearsFred Muhammad Burton – 75 years old – Philadelphia freedom fighter – Imprisoned for 48 yearsFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Bower Market Strategy Report: No Big Moves Likely Until the End…

Bower Market Strategy Report: No Big Moves Likely Until the End…

first_img Bower Market Strategy Report: No Big Moves Likely Until the End of the MonthJim BowerOver the past several weeks, the grain and oilseed market has been in a trading range. While prices have trended higher and lower, the market has not engaged in a breakout either to the upside or the down side.  With the planting intentions report set for release by the USDA at the end of March, Jim Bower sees  the market staying in this trading range for the next several weeks. “The market seems to want to hold,” he stated. “If you try and sell a put option, the market will not give you much of a premium.”In his weekly Market Strategy Report, aired on Hoosier Ag today radio stations around the state, Bower said the Federal Reserve action this past week has kept the value of the dollar lower which keeps the U.S. competitive from a currency standpoint and may help to stimulate U.S. grain exports.   Bower, however, sees the market becoming more volatile over the next two weeks, “This week will not be as quiet as last week. We are starting to see some field work being done and producers are finalizing production decisions.” He added that the market will begin to pay a lot more attention to weather maps, not only in the Midwest, but in the West where temperatures have been up and moisture short.Bower sees the biggest negative in the market right now is the large crop and excellent pace of harvest in South America, “They are a major competitor, and we just have to live with that.”For more information, contact Bower Trading at 1-800-533-8045.This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS.  TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades. Bower Market Strategy Report: No Big Moves Likely Until the End of the Month Home Indiana Agriculture News Bower Market Strategy Report: No Big Moves Likely Until the End of… By Gary Truitt – Mar 19, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articlePerdue Nomination Hearing This WeekNext articleAgriculture has a Communications Issue Gary Truittlast_img read more

Second arrest in connection with the murder of Ronan Kerr

Second arrest in connection with the murder of Ronan Kerr

first_img Second arrest in connection with the murder of Ronan Kerr Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleOireachtas bar should be open to the public – Deputy DohertyNext articleDeputy McConalogue calls for new Sports Capital Grants Programme News Highland Pinterest Police in the north have arrested a second person in connection with the murder of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr.A 40 year old man was arrested when police stopped a car between Ballygawley and Omagh in Co Tyrone at around twenty past eight this morning.He’s been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim Police Station and the car has been seized.Meanwhile, the 26 year old man arrested in Scotland yesterday has been rearrested for the murder of the young police officer.The new recruit was killed in a car bomb in Omagh on Saturday and was laid to rest in Co Tyrone yesterday.On Tuesday evening, the PSNI seized guns and explosives at a garage in Coalisland in Co. Tyrone.Belfast based security correspondent Alan Murray says this was a significant discovery:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/09alan1.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – April 7, 2011 News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApplast_img read more

Austin bombing suspect’s family speaks out about his ‘darkness’

Austin bombing suspect’s family speaks out about his ‘darkness’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — The family of suspected Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt said they were stunned and “broken” that he was behind the deadly bombings in Austin over the last month.“We are devastated and broken at the news that our family member could be involved in such an awful way,” the family said in a statement.It continued, “We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in. Our family is a normal family in every way. We love, and we pray and, we try to inspire and serve others. Right now our prayers are for those families who have lost loved ones, for those impacted in any way, and for the soul of our Mark. We are grieving, and we are in shock. Please respect our privacy as we deal with this terrible, terrible knowledge and try to support each other at this time.”Law enforcement sources named Mark Anthony Conditt as the suspect in the bombings that killed two and injured at least four others.Conditt, 23, was killed by one of his explosives earlier this morning.He is believed to have been a resident of Pflugerville, Texas, a town just north of Austin.A family friend, who does not want her name shared publicly, spoke to ABC News about Conditt and his family.“The family is a normal Christian family. There was nothing going on with Mark when I knew him, I knew him as a teenager. He reminded me of every teenage boy, it was hard to get a smile out of him,” the friend said.“These people are hurting and will have to bury their son in pieces, their family is good,” she said. More details about the suspect’s personal life are being made public.Austin Community College confirmed that Conditt attended classes at the school from 2010 to 2012.He was a business administration major and took classes at two of the community college’s campuses, the school said in a statement.Conditt did not graduate but “left the college in 2012 [in] good academic standing,” the school said.The incidents associated with Conditt included three package bombs that detonated at residences in Austin, then an explosive triggered by a tripwire, a package bomb that went off at a FedEx distribution center about 65 miles southwest of Austin in Schertz, and finally a second package that was found intact at a different FedEx center.The final explosion, which killed Conditt, took place early this morning when he reportedly detonated the bomb as police approached his car.Agents rebuilt several of the bombs and were able to determine that they had a telltale signature, which included the components in the bombs and the explosives used.Investigators then did gumshoe detective work – finding out which stores sold the materials, and figuring out who bought them. That ultimately led them to a vehicle, address and identity.According to Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who was briefed by the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety this morning, the suspect purchased bomb making material at Home Depot near his house. The materials included nails for shrapnel and battery packs.McCaul said that investigators tracked Conditt using his car and cellphone, zeroing in on him as the primary suspect after spotting him on surveillance video trying to mail a package from a FedEx shipping center in Southwest Austin.In spite of earlier suggestions that the suspect may have had military experience given the sophisticated nature of the explosives used, records indicate that Conditt never served in the military.Police are still concerned that other packages may have already been sent or placed elsewhere in the city and warned the public to stay vigilant in reporting suspicious items.Authorities are actively searching Conditt’s house, looking for more information and a possible motive, McCaul said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Partnerships way ahead for Socpo

Partnerships way ahead for Socpo

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Thenew president of local government HR body Socpo outlines her plans to widen thesociety’s membership, develop its relationship with the CIPD and equip HRleaders to get on to the boardLocal government HR body Society of Chief Personnel Officers (Socpo) must”punch its weight” for the sector’s HR profession in themodernisation of public services, said its president-elect. Mary Mallett, who will be unveiled as the institute’s president at itsannual conference in Brighton tomorrow, has ambitious plans for Socpo’s future.Her agenda includes increasing Socpo’s influence through widening thesociety’s membership and opening its first headquarters. She also plans to developstrategic partnerships, work more closely with the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development (CIPD) and help equip HR professionals to sit at thetop table. Mallett, strategic director (organisation and development) at Kent CountyCouncil, believes Socpo can play a central role in modernising public servicesby improving links between local and central government. Socpo has been invited to join the Public Sector Employers’ Forum and hashad high-level discussions with the Government’s Public Service Reform AdvisoryUnit. Last week, Personnel Today exclusively revealed that Socpo is to allow civilservice HR professionals to join the society (News, 4 March). “We have so much in common due to the modernisation agenda. We bothdeliver public services that are often very sensitive, such as childprotection, benefits and immigration,” Mallett said. Mallett thinks the similarity between central and local government is one ofthe main reasons for Socpo seeing a number of its senior members cross over tothe civil service in recent years – including its departing president FrancescaOkosi, director of organisation change at government environmental agencyDefra. Socpo is entering into strategic partnership with local government chiefexecutive body the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (Solace) and istaking part in two joint conferences in June on organisational development. Mallett believes chief executives have woken up to the importance of HR indelivering quality services. She says now is the perfect time to cementrelations between the two bodies, as her boss at Kent County Council – MikePitt – is president of Solace. Pitt is to address this week’s Socpo conference on HR’s role in localgovernment. “Chief executives have really twigged that good leadership and HR iswhat really gets them the gong. Solace invited us along to a Downing Streetmeeting about public sector reform and have done some very good research onwhat it is like to be a chief executive at a local authority.” Socpo and local government IT group the Society of IT Managers (SOCITM) aregoing to form closer ties. Mallett said: “Self-service HR is huge, and we [HR professionals] endup having to create it, invent it and deal with the people issues, while SOCITMhas the product knowledge. We would be daft not to see the benefits.” She said Socpo is in talks with other public sector bodies over tentativeplans to share headquarters and administration. Socpo has never had a headquarters, but Mallett believes it must have abase, as its membership is increasing from the current 600. Socpo is also set to merge with its Scottish equivalent, the Society ofPersonnel Directors in Scotland. Its president, Hogan Burke, is this year’sconference special guest – and Socpo has opened up membership from senior HRprofessionals to all personnel officers in the sector. Additionally, in 2002,Personnel Today revealed that Socpo and the Association of Healthcare HumanResource Management (AHHRM) are to revive their partnership by incorporatingthe Association of Directors in Social Service. Socpo is to make the most of these partnerships by introducing an”active fringe” at next year’s annual conference, which will includesenior professionals from local government, education, social services and IT. Improved relations with the CIPD are also central to Mallett’s presidency.When Socpo announced its tie up with AHHRM two years ago, it cited a lack ofsupport from the CIPD as a major factor. Mallett has set about changing that, and has held high-level discussionswith the CIPD’s assistant director-general, Duncan Brown. Socpo has persuaded the CIPD to incorporate a public sector perspective inits work and invited the CIPD to a Cabinet Office public service reformmeeting. The two bodies are planning joint research projects and Brown is toaddress this year’s Socpo conference. “The tendency of the CIPD has been to operate with the private sector,but I think Brown has realised that the public sector and local government aregaps in its work: around a fifth – 20,000 – of its members are in the publicsector,” she said. Mallett is in the process of producing a best practice HR database centredon the recent Comprehensive Performance Assessment – which ranked councils’services and employer standards. A group of 18 HR directors from excellent andweak councils has been formed to share experiences, and a report will bepublished in April. Mallett is also demanding that HR in local government becomes morebusiness-focused. She thinks improved performance management would increase theopportunity for HR to sit on a company’s main board. She believes HR must be at the forefront of driving a culture of performancemanagement in the delivery of local government services. “I still think that you will find happy little HR teams doinginductions, recruitment and training when an authority’s real problem might beeducation. It would be better putting everything into education to sort thatout,” she said. “A lot of personnel people are not focused, they do not have anall-hands-on-deck mentality. The best do, but most totter around in thebackground doing what they have always done.” Mallett believes a service-focused HR profession deserves its place on theboard. She explained: “Board-level HR is being bunched with IT, finance andother areas to create these corporate resource jobs. I want HR to storm in andget those roles. Where the organisation is brave enough to have an HR directoron the board, I want to make sure they can handle the business.” By Paul Nelsonwww.socpo.org.ukMallett’s CV2003 Socpo president1999 Strategic director (organisation and development) at KentCounty Council1995 Director of personnel and organisation at BirminghamCouncil1993 County personnel director at Hereford and Worcester CountyCouncil1989 Head of personnel and administration (education) atHereford and Worcester County Council1987 Senior personnel officer at the BBC (news and currentaffairs)1985 Personnel officer (programmes) at the BBC Comments are closed. Partnerships way ahead for SocpoOn 11 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/24

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/24

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball BEAVER, Utah-Sydnee Gillins stepped up with 16 points and the Beaver Beavers clobbered North Sevier 51-34 Thursday in Region 18 girls basketball action. Brinley Mason had 19 points in the loss for the Wolves. Tags: Brinley mason/Brooklyn Syrett/Caitllyn Lyman/Emri Roberts/Jessi Anderson/Mady Sissoko/Mataya Barney/Megan Wade/Melissa Jessup/Mike Saunders/Sydnee Gillins KANAB, Utah-Jessi Anderson posted 22 points and Kanab downed Millard 62-52 in Region 18 girls basketball action Thursday. Megan Wade posted 20 points for the Eagles in defeat. Region 20 Region 15 CASTLE DALE, Utah-No. 1 Emery jumped out to the early lead en route to a 69-51 win over fourth-ranked Richfield in Region 15 play Thursday. Kacelynn Toomer led the way with 23 points for the Spartans, while Alexa Lord led the Wildcats with 17 points in the loss. TROPIC, Utah-Brooklyn Syrett posted 19 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs bested Water Canyon 48-37 in Region 20 girls basketball action Thursday. Melissa Jessup had 13 points in the loss for the Wildcats. Region 18 Girls Basketball Montverde Invitational Region 15center_img MONTVERDE, Fla.-Mady Sissoko netted 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Wasatch Academy Tigers routed Village Christian (Calif.) 85-65 Thursday at the Montverde Invitational. Mike Saunders added 16 points and nine assists in the win for the Tigers. January 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/24 NEPHI, Utah-The top-ranked Juab Wasps pulled away in the final matches to beat No. 2 Delta 45-29 in wrestling action Thursday. Juab had five wrestlers record pins: Keaton Sperry at 106 pounds, Channing Warner at 120, Conner Ingram at 126, Cade Bowring at 145, and Rylan Watts at 182. The Rabbits had three wrestlers get pins: Kurtis Nielson at 138 pounds, Brandon Dutson at 170, and Blake Green at 285. ORDERVILLE, Utah-Mataya Barney led the way with 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Panguitch Bobcats downed Valley 53-46 Thursday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Wrestling Written by MONROE, Utah-South Sevier came from behind to beat Richfield 45-31 in Region 15 wrestling Thursday. The Rams had five pins in the match: Weston Amos at 120 pounds, Triston Fillmore at 138, Jett High at 145, Wyatt Morrison at 195 and Kemmer Jones at 285. Richfield had four pins in the loss: Ethan Udy at 106 pounds, Denim Torgerson at 113, Dakota Curtis at 126, and Aidan Ortiz at 220. Region 14 JUNCTION, Utah-Emri Roberts netted 14 points and the Piute Thunderbirds hammered Escalante 59-27 in Region 20 girls basketball action Thursday. Caitllyn Lyman posted 13 points for the Moquis in defeat. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Weber State Legend Damian Lillard Named To Inaugural Big Sky Confernce Hall of Fame Class

Weber State Legend Damian Lillard Named To Inaugural Big Sky Confernce Hall of Fame Class

first_img Written by Tags: Damian Lillard/Weber State Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho-Wednesday, Weber State men’s basketball legend Damian Lillard (2009-12) was named to the inaugural Big Sky Conference Hall of Fame class, presented by Jimmy John’s.This will officially occur March 14 at the Big Sky men’s and women’s basketball championships at the CenturyLink Arena of Boise, Idaho.Lillard is the only men’s basketball player in the inaugural class which includes former Kansas City Chiefs/Minnesota Vikings/Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen, former Kansas City Chiefs/Green Bay Packers/Minnesota Vikings kicker Jan Stenerud and former San Diego Chargers/Washington Redskins/Seattle Seahawks/New England Patriots quarterback John Friesz, among others.Lillard is the only men’s basketball player in conference history to be named to an All-American team.He earned third-team All-American honors in 2012 after posting 24.5 points per game, the best in program history.The two-time Big Sky MVP is third in program history with 1,934 points and netted first-team all-conference honors three times.The current star point guard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Lillard is a May 2015 graduate of Weber State and has hosted three Weber State men’s basketball alumni classics.The school retired his jersey in August 2017 during a special ceremony at the Dee Events Center.Lillard is also the only Weber State athlete named to the class. December 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Legend Damian Lillard Named To Inaugural Big Sky Confernce Hall of Fame Class Brad Jameslast_img read more

Government makes it harder to license landlords

Government makes it harder to license landlords

first_imgReforms to the Selective Licensing scheme, announced last week by Brandon Lewis (left), the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, will further restrict local decision making powers making it harder for councils to license landlords.Since 2010, local councils have had the power to licence landlords across an entire borough or jurisdiction in order to combat issues such as anti-social behaviour in so-called ‘hotspot areas’. However, the changes, which come into force on 1 April 2015, will mean that councils will require Government approval before implementing a licensing scheme if they plan to license a large area or proportion of the market – likely to be above 20 per cent of either the geographical area covered by the council or the local private rented sector (PRS).The decision appears to have been influenced by sustained lobbying efforts by various organisations, including the National Landlord Association (NLA), which published its report on the state of landlord licensing across the country in February.The report points to a boom in the number of blanket licensing schemes since 2010 but highlights a lack of enforcement actions being taken by local councils. It also shows a correlation between the political control of a council and their tendency to license landlords.Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the NLA, said, “We’ve argued solidly since 2010 that councils have been abusing their power to push through blanket licensing schemes. The announcement means that if a council intends to licence a large proportion of its housing it will first need to show the case stands up to independent scrutiny.“The Government was the first to see a copy of our licensing report, and we’re delighted they have listened to our case because at present the driving force behind licensing landlords seems to be the political will of a given local council, regardless of the evidence.”Although many local councils are likely to oppose the reforms to the Selective Licensing scheme, Lambert insists that the Government was right to press ahead with the changes.He added, “Landlords are getting fed up with being unfairly targeted and made responsible for problems such as anti-social behaviour when in reality they have little effective control over the issue, except by eviction. Hopefully this now means that councils who are serious about tackling poor property standards and anti-social behaviour will first look to the extensive existing legal powers they already have to combat the issues.”Selective Licensing scheme licensing scheme National Landlord Association March 20, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Government makes it harder to license landlords previous nextRegulation & LawGovernment makes it harder to license landlordsThe Housing Minister has further diluted councils’ powers to license landlords.PROPERTYdrum20th March 20150577 Viewslast_img read more

USS Independence Arrives at NAS Pensacola, Florida

USS Independence Arrives at NAS Pensacola, Florida

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: USS Independence Share this article Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville enters a new realm of supply support with the arrival of the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida.USS Independence is the tri-hull variant of the littoral combat ship (LCS) and will be conducting an extensive Mine Countermeasure Mission Module (MCM MP) Initial Operation Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) in the coming months off the shores of Pensacola and Panama City.The MCM MP IOT&E is a major milestone in the LCS program, and NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville is proactively engaged to provide pierside and deployment support for emergent logistics requirements.Designed to be a minimally manned operation, the LCS shipboard supply department has to rely heavily on both distance and pierside support. The LCS Logistics Support Team (LST) San Diego provides requisitioning, financial, and administrative support, while NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville Detachment (Det) Pensacola will provide for needs in the immediate area of operation. Due to the infrastructural difference between a Naval Air Station and a Naval Station, innovative solutions have been and continue to be created by FLCJ Pensacola to bridge gaps for the unique support needs of a ship.[mappress mapid=”15681″]Image: US Navy April 16, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Independence Arrives at NAS Pensacola, Florida Authorities View post tag: Florida View post tag: Naval USS Independence Arrives at NAS Pensacola, Florida View post tag: NAS Pensacola View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more