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“You’ve got to be positive,” Bath director of rugby Todd Blackadder says when asked if his side will try and entertain when they face Leicester at Twickenham during The Clash this Saturday.“I think all year we’ve wanted to play with that style and brand. But we’ve got too much quality with our backs not to try and stretch Leicester.”Rejuvenated: Todd Blackadder feels his side will rise to the occasionWith Bath in fifth and Tigers just three points ahead in fourth spot in the Premiership, both sides are hoping to gain significant advantage in the hunt for a play-off spot. But there have been differing fortunes in terms of form, with Tigers winning four of their last five league matches. Last week Bath impressed against Brive, utilising such width – with Wales No 8 Taulupe Faletau thriving within Blackadder’s structure that attempts to station game-breakers wide out – however, the side have lost their last three league fixtures, including a 53-10 demolition at the hands of Saracens last time out. Blackadder believes a big event at Twickenham will serve as a huge motivator for his charges.“If anything it’s rejuvenated and refreshed us,” Blackadder says. “It’s a home game, but instead of having 14.5k fans at the Rec, we’ll have 55k. It’s really exciting and we’ve put in a lot of hard work for the showcase. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced anything like that – the closest thing will probably have been playing at Twickenham with the Crusaders (in 2011) – but our players are really relishing it. TAGS: Bath Rugby LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wide warrior: Taulupe Faletau has proven punishing in wide channels Standing in their way: Leicester want to take that play-off spot“The best thing about that loss to Sarries was that it highlighted a lot of issues that we then progressed against Brive. We kicked a lot of ball away, we were not holding on to it. We gifted them points, kicking it away. We were not shifting the ball to the wider channels and we’ve got a really good backline. We can win (against Leicester) if we do that well – it’s a supply game.” Todd Blackadder previews Bath’s game against Leicester at Twickenham Tickets for The Clash are still available – visit bathrugby.com/theclash for more details.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
By Dante Strobino and Martha GrevattWorker and community organizations in more than 25 U.S. cities held a day of action on Feb. 4 to protest the Trans Pacific Partnership signed by the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. Like the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994, the TPP is expected to increase the profits of big businesses and banks while eliminating workers’ jobs all over the country and the world, driving smaller businesses and small farmers into bankruptcy. Many call the TPP “NAFTA on steroids.” Most of the TPP language is not trade-specific, but it creates a supra-legal structure that allows corporations to sue countries if national laws interfere with corporate profit making. If the TPP becomes law in all 12 countries, there could be a loss of jobs, a drop in workers’ incomes, and threats to laws protecting the rights of labor, the environment, food and drug safety, and other areas.For example, since NAFTA was passed North Carolina has lost more than 138,000 jobs because of “free trade” deals, including many textile and other manufacturing jobs. This new proposed trade deal will result in equal or more job loss. All 12 countries signed the pact in New Zealand on Feb. 3, but it must still be ratified by each country’s legislative or parliamentary bodies. This could take months in the U.S.; opponents of the TPP are trying to build public pressure to “flush the TPP.”Photo: Aiden GrahamIn Durham, N.C., on Feb. 3, a broad coalition of labor unions, environmental and community groups, including Food & Water Watch, the Communication Workers union, North Carolina AFL-CIO, Black Workers for Justice, A. Philip Randolph Institute and United Electrical Local 150, the N.C. Public Service Workers Union, held a press conference outside Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s office opposing the TPP and highlighting how prior trade deals have harmed the people of North Carolina. In 2012, the UE filed a complaint, under NAFTA’s supposed labor protections, about the ban on public sector collective bargaining rights in North Carolina. The National Administrative Office of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation found the public employees’ basic human and labor rights were violated. Yet the state legislature, the Obama administration and the Department of Labor refused to act on these findings.In Detroit, demonstrators from Autoworker Caravan, Moratorium Now! Coalition, Detroit Light Brigade and other groups demonstrated downtown.In Chicago, TPP protesters joined forces with Chicago Teachers Union members gearing up for a strike. In other cities people demonstrated outside congressional representatives’ offices. Besides the protests in the U.S., demonstrations of thousands took place in New Zealand, Peru and Chile.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the harassment of journalists and citizen-journalists covering the frequent protests in northern Morocco’s Rif region since Mohcine Fikri, a fish seller, was crushed to death by garbage truck last October. June 2, 2017 – Updated on June 3, 2017 Journalists must be free to cover Rif protests Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentPhotoreportageViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expressionDisappearancesCitizen-journalistsInternet April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Are the authorities trying to hide what is going on in the Rif? According to the information so far gathered by RSF, two journalists have been arrested and three have gone into hiding in the past few days, while an Algerian journalist has been deported. Mohamed Al Asrihi and Jawad Al Sabry, two reporters for the news website Rif24, and Abd Al Ali Haddou, a presenter on Araghi TV (a web TV), have been in hiding since 26 May for fear of being arrested and charged. Rif Press photographer Houssein Al Idrissi and Awar TV reporter Fouad Assaidi were arrested in the city of Al Hoceima on 27 May and were immediately taken to Casablanca for further questioning by the judicial police. It is not yet known on what grounds they are being held. But they were arrested at the same time as members of the Al-Hirak protest movement and it is feared that criminal charges could be brought against them that have nothing to do with their journalistic activities. “It is vital that journalists and citizen-journalists should be allowed to cover the events in the Rif, or else this region could become a no-go zone for independent news coverage as the Western Sahara is already,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. “We urge the Moroccan authorities to free the citizen-journalists currently detained for exercising their right to inform. We also call for an end to the prosecutions and threats against them.” Foreign journalists trying to cover the unrest in the Rif have not been spared. Djamal Alilat, a leading reporter for the Algerian newspaper El Watan, was arrested in Nador on 28 May and was deported after being held for more than 24 hours without returning his seized equipment. The authorities said Alilat was expelled because he had no permit to film. This much-used pretext lends itself to abuse because the criteria for issuing permits are not transparent. The authorities do not notify applicants within a reasonable period that their application has been turned down, and no reason is given for a refusal. Morocco is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News June 8, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News Receive email alerts Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Judicial harassmentPhotoreportageViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expressionDisappearancesCitizen-journalistsInternet April 15, 2021 Find out more
365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Fifth man found guilty of assaulting schoolgirl Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A 26 year old man has been jailed for two years for sexually assaulting a 13 year old schoolgirl in Donegal.Leo Forde of Rathnenney, Laghey in Donegal was convicted by a jury of three counts of sexual assault on the girl in a school shelter in September 2003.Leo Forde said he met his victim in a cafe a few weeks after he had moved back to Ireland from England in 2003.He said he thought she was 17 at the time.The now 20 year old woman had sex 57 times with 22 older men when she was 13 and kept a record of names in case she became pregnant.Judge Gerard Griffin handed Forde a three year sentence, suspended the final year and requested that he be treated for his alcohol addiction while in custody.He’s the fifth person to be sentenced for sexually assaulting the girl. News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Previous articleDerryman adapted camera to act like a stun gunNext articleFine Gael opposes plans to introduce legislation banning corporate donations News Highland By News Highland – July 19, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal
News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The public is being urged to dispose of all hazardous waste in a safe and controlled manner. As a result Donegal County County Council will hold free Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Dungloe and Falcarragh in the coming weeks.The Falcarragh collection with take place at the Parish Hall Car Park between 2.00pm and 5.00pm on saturday the 10th of October. The Dungloe collection will take place at the Dungloe Civic Amenity site at the Údarás Na Gaeltachta Industrial Estate between 9.00am – 12.00noon on Saturday 17th October.The type of waste which will be collected are fluorescent light tubes, bleaches, batteries, weed killers, old paints and waste oils.Members of the public to take advantage of the collection to ensure that any hazardous waste will be disposed of by Donegal County Council in a safe and controlled manner. Twitter By admin – October 7, 2009 Facebook Previous articleNo increase in terrorist threat to Donegal – MinisterNext articleSecond home levy law must be reviewed – Mc Hugh admin Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Council to organise hazardous waste collections WhatsApp Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+
News UpdatesLyricist Javed Akhtar files Caveat in SC in Actor Kangana Ranaut’s Transfer Plea Sharmeen Hakim3 March 2021 7:39 AMShare This – xVeteran lyricist Javed Akhtar who has accused actor Kangana Ranaut of criminal defamation, on Wednesday filed a Caveat in the Supreme Court in the actor, and her sister, Rangoli Chandel’s transfer petition. The duo, facing prosecution in three criminal cases in Mumbai for their critical remarks on social media, moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of these cases to Himachal Pradesh,…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?LoginVeteran lyricist Javed Akhtar who has accused actor Kangana Ranaut of criminal defamation, on Wednesday filed a Caveat in the Supreme Court in the actor, and her sister, Rangoli Chandel’s transfer petition. The duo, facing prosecution in three criminal cases in Mumbai for their critical remarks on social media, moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of these cases to Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday. Just a day before, a Metropolitan Magistrate in Andheri, Mumbai, issued a bailable warrant against Kangana for not honouring the summons issued to her on the lyricist’s complaint. The Caveat was filed through advocates Jay K. Bhardwaj and Nitish Massey. Akhtar had filed a private complaint in November, last year, under sections 499 and 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code, alleging that she had made defamatory remarks against him in an interview with Republic TV, after actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Akhtar accused Ranaut of damaging his “immaculate reputation by falsely attributing statements to him,” in her interview with Arnab Goswami, on July 19. In an interview that lasted 57-minutes, Akhtar claims that Ranaut is seen giving her opinions on circumstances surrounding Rajput’s death without any direct personal knowledge. “…needlessly dragging the complainant’s name into an unconnected, sensitive matter is tantamount to extending veiled threats to the complainant, who is an extremely respectable member of the film fraternity,” the plea said. Akhtar says he is a self-made man, who reached Mumbai on October 4, 1964, with Rs 27, two pairs of clothes and a few books. He was 19 then. After recording Akhtar’s statement, the court directed the Juhu Police to conduct an enquiry u/s 202 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The court subsequently issued process under section 204 of the Criminal Procedure Code, summoned the actor, and adjourned the case to March 1, 2021. During the Monday hearing, Advocate Vrinda Grover appearing on behalf of Akhtar, cited Kangana’s response to a Live Law tweet, to show the actor was aware of the case, but still hasn’t appeared. Neither has the actor filed an exemption application, she said. She then pressed for a non-bailable warrant to be issued against her. Ranaut’s lawyer- Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee – opposed the plea and submitted that proper procedures were not followed before process was issued against his client and that she intended to challenge the order. The court then issued a bailable warrant against her returnable on March 26, 2021Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Jasper County Sheriffs Department(VOSSBURG, Miss.) — A multi-state manhunt may have come to an end for a 23-year-old man who allegedly killed his mother and friend in Tennessee before fleeing and apparently detailing the alleged crimes in a disturbing Facebook post.A body found in the Vossburg, Mississippi, area is believed to be suspect Casey James Lawhorn, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said Monday morning.Lawhorn allegedly shot and killed his mother, Vi Lawhorn, and a friend inside his mother’s home in East Ridge, Tennessee, early Sunday morning, authorities said.The double killings sparked a massive manhunt for Lawhorn, whose car was found Sunday night on I-59 in Jasper County, Mississippi, according to the Jasper Count Sheriff’s Department.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Beau Lund Written by [email protected] on George Floyd, Trump, discrimination, law enforcement, and his family… pic.twitter.com/f0GoY8OHjF— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) June 3, 2020Former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as Floyd repeatedly declared that he couldn’t breathe, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on May 29. He received an additional charge of second-degree murder on Wednesday.The three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest, Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao, were each charged Wednesday with second-degree aiding and abetting felony murder and second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter, according to court documents.“There’s an old saying that what’s right is right, what’s wrong is wrong. What happened to George Floyd was all the way wrong, absolutely wrong, uncalled for,” O’Neal said. “I’ve never seen that technique taught. A lot of police officers I’ve talked to would never do that. Everybody’s upset, everybody’s tired. We demand justice.”The basketball legend also weighed in on the protests across the nation.“I’m 48 years old and I’ve seen, you know, outbreaks and riots before,” he said. “This is the first time I think the country is doing it all at the same time. I’ve never seen it in more than one city.”He continued, “They want equality. They want justice. And I understand. I’m all for peaceful protesting. I don’t like the opportunists that are riding around the neighborhoods leaving bricks trying to cause riots. I don’t like people breaking into stores. I don’t condone all that, but I am for peaceful protesting and I am for justice.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. June 4, 2020 /Sports News – National What Shaquille O’Neal tells his sons when it comes to interacting with police FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLorenzo Bevilaqua / ESPN ImagesBy HAYLEY FITZPATRICK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Shaquille O’Neal is sharing his thoughts on the protests and police brutality in the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death.During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the Hall of Famer said he was “disgusted” when he saw the video of Floyd’s death.“I think you have your knee on the man’s neck for more than five minutes — it just didn’t make any sense,” he said. “Police officers … you know better, you have to know better in certain situations.”O’Neal comes from a family of police officers and was even sworn in as a auxiliary deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida last year.He said, however, he has to talk to his sons, Shareef, 20, and Shaqir, 17, about how to interact with the police “all the time.”“I told them, ‘First of all, you have to try to diffuse the situation by showing respect because you have to understand that these people are also out here to do all their jobs. So you try to diffuse the situation. And if it happens to get rough, don’t say anything, don’t do anything, just comply,’” he explained.He went on, “And then when all is said and done, you call me, and if stuff gets out of hand, then I will handle it. I will be the one to come around and act crazy. I don’t want you to act crazy while you’re out there by yourself. So I just try to tell them, just comply, just listen, but a lot of times that doesn’t work either.”He said that he also tells them to “just show respect.”
Protesters gathered outside Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon, to protest against internships and work experience which do not offer a form of payment or reimbursement for any expenses incurred.The protesting group, Intern Aware, campaigns for greater equality in the field of internships and work experience. They urged the government to scrap legislation which allows companies to offer internships without payment, claiming that these are “highly unequal and unfair”.The protest coincided with the Advertising, PR and Marketing Fair going on inside, where certain companies advertising unpaid internships were holding exhibitions.Third year LMH student Hannah Wilkinson is the Campaign Director for Intern Aware Oxford. She believes that prospective interns from lower-income families will be dissuaded from applying for experience opportunities in some fields because of the financial implications involved in travel and living costs during the period of employment. She also feels that it is unfair for businesses to use interns to execute tasks which deserve a rate of pay.Wilkinson told Cherwell, “Not only is this damaging for social mobility, but what these businesses are doing is often illegal. We’re talking about big companies with profits in the millions. It’s not like they can’t afford it.”In a statement released following the protest, Wilkinson said, “If you’re working set hours and doing tasks which contribute to your employer’s business, you are likely to be in legal terms a worker, and entitled to pay. Just because your boss decides to call you an intern, it doesn’t change the law.”When asked what action the government should take to remedy the problem, Wilkinson stated, “The government should do more to enforce its legislation. There are many cases where individuals have won court cases against companies, but it shouldn’t be up to these individuals to take action”.Indeed, it appears that Intern Aware’s influence is starting to take hold. So far, they have been successful in convincing the University of Oxford’s Careers Service to stop advertising unpaid work experience placements to students which last longer than two weeks. They are now looking to have the Careers Service remove unpaid placements completely, saying, “We are trying to get people to reconsider taking unpaid internships. Firms will be forced to alter their stance if no-one applies.”OUSU President Martha Mackenzie has expressed similar feelings on the issue, condemning unpaid internships as “one of the last remaining forms of acceptable exploitation”.Arguably, part of the problem is ascertaining whether an intern is entitled to payment or not. According to Directgov, the name of the position you hold is of no significance in determining whether you are a “worker” and eligible for National Minimum Wage or a “volunteer” and ineligible. The website says that “You can be a volunteer even if you work under the supervision or control of a manager/director, or you have to meet specific standards or guidelines.”Second year St Hugh’s student Praful Nargund urged the law to clarify these definitions, saying that he has experienced both a paid internship and unpaid work experience and found “the level of the work to be similar”.However, he does not foresee a decline in the number of applications for unpaid internship positions, saying, “Competition for internships is so fierce at the moment that people will grab anything they can get”.He described how companies “shouldn’t take advantage of the fact that most young people see internships primarily as an investment in their futures. Indirectly excluding candidates whose parents are unable to fund their expenses will be damaging to the UK in the long term.”