Weekend getaways: 5 Florida Beaches to Visit

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Located close to downtown Sarasota and adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, the Siesta Public Beach has been voted the best Florida beach by several publications and groups over the years. The beach is great for a family or couple’s getaway. The quaint and quirky 8-mile-long island is home to a host of activities such as shopping, resorts, dining, and nightlife, but is known for its white quartz sands, turquoise waters, and many amenities that caters to the whole family, from those that simply want to relax on the beach to the active sports fans. Turtle Bay, along the southern end, even has a great and popular spot for launching off kayaks. The best part is that no matter where you stay, the beach and water is never far away. Last, but certainly not least, located off the east coast of Northern Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach and hosts 13 miles of beautiful beaches known for pristine waters, abundant native wildlife, and activities for the true adventurers. One of the barrier islands that is loved by both locals and visitors, Amelia Island offers a unique blend of history, relaxation, and fun. Some of the activities include kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, and local state park enjoyment such as the Fort Clinch State Park. Even better, many of the resorts and local stays offer children’s programs that allow parents to enjoy a little alone time to explore and have fun as a couple. Also on the island is tons of unique shops and eateries that the family will love. At the end of the trip, you won’t want to leave this beautiful place. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,For many here in Apopka a beach getaway is a great way to re-charge the batteries of life. And isn’t it great that we have beaches all over the state to choose from? Here are five of the best Florida beaches that the whole family is sure to love. Please enter your name here 1. Siesta Key Located close to downtown Sarasota and adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, the Siesta Public Beach has been voted the best Florida beach by several publications and groups over the years. The beach is great for a family or couple’s getaway. The quaint and quirky 8-mile-long island is home to a host of activities such as shopping, resorts, dining, and nightlife, but is known for its white quartz sands, turquoise waters, and many amenities that caters to the whole family, from those that simply want to relax on the beach to the active sports fans. Turtle Bay, along the southern end, even has a great and popular spot for launching off kayaks. The best part is that no matter where you stay, the beach and water is never far away. Located about 30 minutes south of Naples is Marco Island in the southwest part of Florida. It is particularly known for being the southernmost island that has beaches accessible by car. Known as one of the many destination beaches and a relatively new development made for those who wish to retire near the waters or regularly enjoy the beautiful beaches. Like the Naples beaches, the landscaping is beautiful and is home to plenty of tropical foliage from coconut palms to tropical flowers. Marco Island offers upscale enjoyment of the beaches in resort style or condominium living while being close to the Everglades attractions. 2. Naples Beach For many here in Apopka a beach getaway is a great way to re-charge the batteries of life. And isn’t it great that we have beaches all over the state to choose from? Here are five of the best Florida beaches that the whole family is sure to love. Also along the southern side of Florida’s gulf is the top-rated Naples Beach. The city of Naples takes pride in their beach and makes sure it is well cared for and preserved. It is particularly known for its lush tropical foliage including the miles of palm trees along the Naples Pier and the combination of public and private beaches that are easily accessible. Some of the best Naples public beaches of note include Delnor Wiggins State Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Clam Pass County Park, Park Shore beaches, Lowdermilk Park Public Beach, and street-end beach access north and south of the pier. Even better, Downtown Naples is within close access of many of these.3. Marco Island Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 More centrally located in the Gulf of Florida’s west coast, Clearwater Beach offers tons of activities along its beaches including parasailing, rides on a ‘pirate’ ship, and piers that stretch into the Gulf for fabulous views. Clearwater Beach is known for its sugar-sand and clear, shallow waters making it perfect even for those younger children to enjoy the water. The area takes full advantage of its landscape views and water adventures with nightly sunset celebrations on its pier, countless watersports options, and family-friendly resorts, and attractions and events outside of the beach including the Clearwater Aquarium, which is home to Winter-the-Dolphin, star of the movie ‘Dolphin Tale.’ If you’re looking for a place to bring the whole family, this is a great option to consider.5. Amelia Island TAGSBeachesfloridaWeekend Getaways Previous articleAmbush on the Wekiva RiverNext articleScam Alert: “Spoofed” phone calls Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! 2. Naples Beach You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Also along the southern side of Florida’s gulf is the top-rated Naples Beach. The city of Naples takes pride in their beach and makes sure it is well cared for and preserved. It is particularly known for its lush tropical foliage including the miles of palm trees along the Naples Pier and the combination of public and private beaches that are easily accessible. Some of the best Naples public beaches of note include Delnor Wiggins State Park, Vanderbilt Beach, Clam Pass County Park, Park Shore beaches, Lowdermilk Park Public Beach, and street-end beach access north and south of the pier. Even better, Downtown Naples is within close access of many of these.3. Marco Island Located about 30 minutes south of Naples is Marco Island in the southwest part of Florida. It is particularly known for being the southernmost island that has beaches accessible by car. Known as one of the many destination beaches and a relatively new development made for those who wish to retire near the waters or regularly enjoy the beautiful beaches. Like the Naples beaches, the landscaping is beautiful and is home to plenty of tropical foliage from coconut palms to tropical flowers. Marco Island offers upscale enjoyment of the beaches in resort style or condominium living while being close to the Everglades attractions. 4. Clearwater Beach More centrally located in the Gulf of Florida’s west coast, Clearwater Beach offers tons of activities along its beaches including parasailing, rides on a ‘pirate’ ship, and piers that stretch into the Gulf for fabulous views. Clearwater Beach is known for its sugar-sand and clear, shallow waters making it perfect even for those younger children to enjoy the water. The area takes full advantage of its landscape views and water adventures with nightly sunset celebrations on its pier, countless watersports options, and family-friendly resorts, and attractions and events outside of the beach including the Clearwater Aquarium, which is home to Winter-the-Dolphin, star of the movie ‘Dolphin Tale.’ If you’re looking for a place to bring the whole family, this is a great option to consider.5. Amelia Island 1. Siesta Key 4. Clearwater Beach Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Last, but certainly not least, located off the east coast of Northern Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach and hosts 13 miles of beautiful beaches known for pristine waters, abundant native wildlife, and activities for the true adventurers. One of the barrier islands that is loved by both locals and visitors, Amelia Island offers a unique blend of history, relaxation, and fun. Some of the activities include kayaking, horseback riding on the beach, and local state park enjoyment such as the Fort Clinch State Park. Even better, many of the resorts and local stays offer children’s programs that allow parents to enjoy a little alone time to explore and have fun as a couple. Also on the island is tons of unique shops and eateries that the family will love. At the end of the trip, you won’t want to leave this beautiful place.last_img read more

Charity sector pays tribute to Lord Joffe

first_img— Stuart Etherington (@SEtherington) June 19, 2017 Melanie May | 20 June 2017 | News Tagged with: Charity People obituary Oxfam AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Lord Joffe, Oxfam’s former Chair and the lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial, has passed away at the age of 85.Lord Joffe died on Sunday 18th June at his home in Liddington, Wiltshire. Born in 1932 in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a young lawyer he defended Nelson Mandela in the 1963-4 Rivonia Trial. Then exiled to Britain in 1965 and unable to practice law without retraining, he first worked at insurance company Abbey Life before founding Hambro Life Assurance with Abbey Life founder Mark Weinberg, which became Allied Dunbar. Hambro Life was one of the first British companies to give a percentage of profits to a charitable trust, and Joffe also set up the Per Cent Club, which encouraged other companies to do the same.Later, he became involved with Oxfam and remained so for 20 years, including as Chair from 1995 to 2001. Lord Joffe was awarded the CBE in 1999, and in 2000 became a Labour peer as Baron Joffe of Liddington. In later life, he campaigned tirelessly for assisted dying for the terminally ill.Among his other, many, achievements, from 1974 to 1993 Lord Joffe was Founding Trustee and then Chairman of the Allied Dunbar Charitable Trust, and from 2000 to 2004, Chair of the Giving Campaign. He also set up his own charity, the Joffe Charitable Trust, which gave millions every year to mainly African causes.The charity sector has paid tribute to Lord Joffe:Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB’s Chief Executive, said:“Joel had an enormous influence on Oxfam and its staff for over 20 years. His unswerving sense of justice and commitment to ending poverty was an inspiration to all those who worked with him. He was able to use his sharp legal mind and years of experience in business to challenge authority and increase the effectiveness of our work around the world. His fearless campaigning for care of the elderly, corporate responsibility and global development shaped the world for the better yet he always maintained his trademark self-deprecating sense of humour. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”Very sad to hear of the death of Joel Joffe a campaigner for social justice and friend of the sector-condolences Advertisement Charity sector pays tribute to Lord Joffe Our sincere condolences to family and friends of Lord Joel Joffe – our pioneering founder in 1973. We are honoured to continue your legacy pic.twitter.com/3OdWVqAbS8— ZurichCommunityTrust (@ZCTrust) June 19, 2017The Joffe Charitable Trust says on its website:“He was a friend, inspiration and support to many fighting poverty and injustice. The Joffe Charitable Trust will continue to work for these goals.”Humanists UK described his passing as “a profound loss to the humanist movement”, and said that Lord Joffe would be remembered for his lifetime of good works and his support for a range of humanist causes: prominent among them the right to die.Humanists UK Chief Executive Andrew Copson said:“Over the course of his life, Joel was driven by a sense that the world was full of injustice but that we as human beings, by applying our intellects and engaging our hearts, were more than capable of creating a just world for us all. This optimism made him a relentless campaigner and funder for a number of causes that were dear to his heart, and we at Humanists UK were very lucky to have been among them. We will remember Joel fondly for his towering intellect, big heart, and tremendous sense of fun, along with the many great contributions he made towards a fairer society for all.’A statement from Dignity in Dying said:“All of us at Dignity in Dying are devastated to hear of Lord Joffe’s death. Joel was a passionate campaigner and an exceptional advocate for the legalisation of assisted dying. Joel’s legacy as a pioneering campaigner and passionate advocate will live on for many years to come.”Fundraising consultant Ken Burnett, also paid a heartfelt tribute to Lord Joffe, highlighting his generous nature, and his support in the setting up of SOFII:“I first met Lord Joel Joffe when he was the established chair of Oxfam and I was the newly elevated, rather green chair of trustees at ActionAid. Joel took me under his wing, generously sharing his rich experiences and ideas for what goes into being an effective board chair.“Late in 2007 I had an outlandish idea for an online archive of great fundraising ideas that could be freely shared with charities so they don’t constantly have to reinvent the wheel. I contacted Joel to get his advice for how to turn this idea into reality.“He set up a meeting for me at the House of Lords. Before I started he said, ‘Look Ken, you should realise that the Joffe Trust won’t be able to help you as, however great this idea of yours is, it sounds as if it isn’t going to fall within our remit, and we have to be strict about that. But I may be able to point you in some directions.So I made my pitch. It was just before Christmas. Joel asked some questions and seemed impressed by the idea, then wished me well. But he made it clear I shouldn’t expect too much, that my wild idea was outside the scope of the Joffe Trust. Then, on Boxing Day, December 26th he called me at home to say he’d been thinking about it, loved the idea and wanted to give SOFII a single gift of £25,000, with the sole stipulation that we put in place a plan to become financially self-sufficient. We did just that. Without this catalytic investment SOFII may well not have survived the leap from dream to reality. Thanks Joel.” 183 total views, 1 views today 184 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Arab woman’s bakery assailed by Zionists and Islamophobes

first_imgMural of Rasmea Odeh, Palestinian woman leader and former political prisoner in the U.S., inside Reem’s Bakery.Oakland, Calif. — Four Zionists blocked the entrance to Reem’s California Bakery here on July 8 in an effort to immediately discourage clients from entering and to ultimately put the bakery out of business. Reem’s is modeled after a typical Arab street corner bakery.According to Chris Lymbertos of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center: “The attacks coming against Reem’s are part and parcel of the increased attacks we are seeing against Arab and Muslim communities, even more so under Trump.“Not only did they physically attack three community members, they tried to incite us into responding with violence by using racist, homophobic and transphobic verbal attacks on many of us. We did not engage but asked them to leave.”Lymbertos, who described Reem’s as “a bakery upholding values of love, culture, community and pride of our people and our lands,” added: “Our community is strong, it is resilient, and there are thousands of allies that stand in solidarity with us, our people and Reem’s.“If anything, these attacks are compelling more folks to come to the bakery as an act of solidarity, in support of Reem’s and its values, and to show the Zionists that we will not be intimidated by their hatred.”A particular target of the Zionists’ attacks on Reem’s is a beautiful mural of Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh. The mural depicts Odeh wearing the traditional Palestinian keffiyeh and a button commemorating Oscar Grant. Grant was a 22-year-old Black Oakland resident murdered by police in 2009 on the Fruitvale BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station platform, just above Reem’s.The mural by the artist collective Trust Your Struggle features Odeh, a former political prisoner who has spent her life empowering women in Palestine, Jordan and Chicago. For over 20 years she has led the Arab Women’s Committee of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, which offers social services to 700 immigrant women and organizes them to be active community members.Honoring Oscar and RasmeaIn 2013, the U.S. government targeted and arrested Odeh, accusing her of falsifying information on her citizenship application 20 years earlier. This was part of a nationwide sweep against immigrants, Arabs and activists. Despite unimaginably difficult circumstances, Rasmea Odeh continues to speak out against the unjust attack on her and her community.The mural description reads in part: “We remember and honor Oscar and commit to creating a world where young Black and Brown people can live in dignity. We honor our beloved leader, Rasmea Odeh, and all those who continue to struggle against racism and oppression and fight for the well-being of all our communities.”Zionists also attacked Reem’s by slamming the bakery with bad Yelp reviews, claiming there is blood in the bakery’s dough and alluding to the Odeh mural. After a story about Reem’s appeared on Breitbart News, the white-supremacist mouthpiece for the “alt-right,” so many fake reviews were sent in that this triggered Yelp’s Active Cleanup Alert, designed to prevent attacks against businesses that have appeared in the news.The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network reported seeing similar targeted attacks against the Arab Resource and Organizing Center and against local professors at both San Francisco State University and University of California, Berkeley. The center credits the current political climate for emboldening Islamophobes into waging a serious effort to destroy this business and other positive examples of organized Arabs creating resources for their community.When bakery founder Reem Assil was asked to respond to the backlash she said: “Reem’s is about building strong community, especially in the face of hate. As unfortunate as these racist attacks are, we are not surprised given the current political climate, and we are committed to standing strong. We are continuing to thrive because of the support of our communities and for bringing the authentic Arab cuisine that people love, and are grateful for all.”Community members packed the house at a July 14 benefit show at Reem’s hosted by Anakbayan East Bay and BAYAN-USA. The fundraiser featured the musical group Mass Bass, youth organizer Sharif Zakout and the Debke Palestinian Dance Troupe. The goal was to help people get to the International League of Peoples’ Struggle conference in Toronto August 5-7 and also to support Reem’s California Bakery.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NCGA, ASA, Others Offer Farm Bill Compromise

first_img NCGA, ASA, Others Offer Farm Bill Compromise Facebook Twitter Previous articleDoubts about a New Farm Bill by Year-end Setting InNext articleU.S. Agricultural Exports Threatened by EU Pesticide Regulation Andy Eubank SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA, ASA, Others Offer Farm Bill Compromise The National Corn Growers Association joined with other farm organizations late Tuesday in a letter to congressional leadership that proposed a compromise on the commodity title of the farm bill, now in conference negotiations on Capitol Hill.In the letter, NCGA, the American Soybean Association and the U.S. Canola Association noted that the three organizations have different views on various issues regarding the commodity title, including which payment acres should be established for price and revenue programs.In order to avoid another extension of the 2008 farm bill, the organizations proposed using the average of planted acres during the five years previous to the current year as the payment base for both the revenue and the price programs. The average would thus move forward, adding and dropping a year every year, in order to remain as current as possible without including the current year, which would serve as a deterrent to building base. Consideration should be given to how effective revenue protection can be provided at both the farm and county levels under this approach.“We believe this novel approach addresses both the needs and the concerns of farmers growing all program crops in all regions of the country,” the organizations stated. “We offer it as a solution which, while not the first choice of any of our organizations, is a compromise we can all support and which can help move the farm bill process to a successful conclusion.”Source: NCGAThe letter follows:November 19, 2013 The Honorable Frank Lucas The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Committee on Agriculture Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry U.S. House of Representatives United States Senate The Honorable Collin Peterson The Honorable Thad Cochran Committee on Agriculture Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry U.S. House of Representatives United States Senate Dear Chairman Lucas, Chairwoman Stabenow, and Ranking Members Peterson and Cochran: The undersigned farm organizations commend your efforts to conclude Conference negotiations on the 2013 Farm Bill in time for enactment this year. This important legislation is long overdue, and is urgently needed to provide certainty to farmers, ranchers, rural America, and consumers around the country. Our organizations have different views on various issues regarding the commodity title, including which payment acres should be established for price and revenue programs in Title I. Various arguments have been presented on both side of this debate, and while we will not go into these details, it is important to know that, without a solution, we see a likely extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. In the interest of finding common ground on this issue, we offer a compromise that would allow us all to move forward. We propose using the average of planted acres during the five years previous to the current year as the payment base for both the revenue and the price programs. The average would move forward, adding and dropping a year every year, in order to remain as current as possible without including the current year, which would serve as a deterrent to building base. Consideration should be given to how effective revenue protection can be provided at both the farm and county levels under this approach. We believe this novel approach addresses both the needs and the concerns of farmers growing all program crops in all regions of the country. We offer it as a solution which, while not the first choice of any of our organizations, is a compromise we can all support and which can help move the farm bill process to a successful conclusion. Sincerely yours, American Soybean Association National Corn Growers Association U.S. Canola Association cc Speaker John Boehner Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Majority Leader Harry Reid Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Members, Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives Members, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, U.S. Senate SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Nov 20, 2013 last_img read more

Independent journalist again prevented from boarding flight to Europe

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders condemns the Tunisian government’s repeated humiliation of journalist Sihem Bensedrine, the founder of the underground newspaper Kalima. She was today again prevented from boarding a flight from Tunis-Carthage airport to Austria, where she has a residency permit. “She was stopped on 19 August as she was going through immigration, while today she was stopped later, at the boarding gate,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This kind of pettiness show to what lengths the authorities are prepared to go to harass someone whose only crime is to oppose President Zine Ben Ali, a notorious predator of press freedom.”The press freedom organisation added: “How much more humiliation will Bensedrine have to endure before Europe’s foreign ministries, including the French one, stop being so lenient with the Tunisian regime? Bensedrine should also be getting support from the European Union and its French president in her capacity as a journalist who has residency in Austria.”While still at Tunis-Carthage airport, Bensedrine told Reporters Without Borders: “I had just gone through the police and immigration controls and I was about go through the security gate just before the boarding bridge to the plane when immigrations officers intercepted me and asked me to accompany them to their office without giving me any explanation. I refused, saying no other passenger was being given the same treatment.”Last March, Bensedrine and her husband, Omar Mestiri, were detained for six hours by customs officials at La Goulette port in Tunis. They were taken to a police station and were roughed up in a room where no one could see them.On 19 August, Bensedrine was stopped by men in civilian dress as she was about to go through the immigration check at Tunis-Carthage airport in order to board a flight to Vienna. They asked her to accompany them to her office and when she refused, they confiscated her passport and boarding card, and the plane left without her.“My passport was returned to me with the word ‘cancelled’ on the exit stamp that I had been given just before immigration,” Bensedrine said. “In effect, this is a ban on leaving the country even if the authorities keep denying it.”Bensedrine’s underground newspaper Kalima is now an online multimedia platform with content supplied from abroad. In a recent Kalima editorial, Bensedrine criticised the government’s decision to allow building at the Carthage archeological site. November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Reporters Without Borders condemns the Tunisian government’s repeated humiliation of journalist Sihem Bensedrine, the founder of the underground newspaper Kalima. She was today again prevented from boarding a flight from Tunis-Carthage airport to Austria, where she has a residency permit. Help by sharing this information December 26, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia News August 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist again prevented from boarding flight to Europe News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Receive email alertslast_img read more

Murder of Journalists Continues to go Unpunished in Cambodia

first_img Organisation News December 28, 2020 Find out more News News February 24, 2021 Find out more September 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Murder of Journalists Continues to go Unpunished in Cambodia RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further Crédit: Phnom Penh Post Cambodian journalist gets 20 months in jail for livestream Follow the news on Cambodia January 21, 2021 Find out more Google experiments drop Australian media from search results News CambodiaAsia – Pacific CambodiaAsia – Pacific The Cambodia Center for Independent Media (CCIM) and Reporters Without Borders (RWB) are deeply concerned about the climate of intimidation and violence facing journalists in Cambodia, which is leading to increasing self-censorship of the media. One year on from the brutal murder of journalist Mr. Heng Serei Oudom, the failure to convict the perpetrators demonstrates that attacks against journalists continue to go unpunished. Guaranteeing media professionals the right to work free from the threat of violence is essential for the full implementation of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. It is the duty of the Royal Government of Cambodia and of society to create and maintain the conditions needed for these fundamental human rights to be enjoyed by all.“We call on the Royal Government of Cambodia to immediately re-open the investigation and for those responsible to be found and punished. The Supreme Council of the Magistracy and General Prosecutor of the Appeal Court must intervene in order to find justice for the victim and his family, and to end the cycle of impunity that led to a travesty of Justice. An independent investigation body should be created to officially identify the authors of the dreadful crimes and sentence them”, declared CCIM and RSF.Mr. Heng Serei Oudom, a journalist for the Vorakchun Khmer newspaper, went missing on 09 September 2012. His mutilated body was found in the boot of his car in Ratanakiri Province on 11th September 2012. Before he was killed, Hang Serei Oudom had written a number of stories exposing the involvement of government officials and military police in illegal logging. On September 15 2012, police in Ratanakiri arrested Mr An Bunheng, a military police officer, and his wife Mrs. Srim Srey Vy for the murder. In August 28th 2013, Ratanakiri Provincial Court acquitted Mr An Bunheng and his wife, citing insufficient evidence.Local rights group ADHOC investigated the murder scene and subsequent two trials of the accused and found a number of shortcomings in the proceedings. This included critical evidence not being included in the preliminary investigation, crucial phone records not being examined during the trial, questions over the autopsy of the body and use of forensic evidence, and the loss of crucial incriminatory evidence. The release of the suspects was widely expected in order to prevent exposure of more powerful figures allegedly involved.“The Government is failing to protect the right of citizens to reliable information and the right of journalists to provide this information without fearing for their safety. The failure to bring perpetrators of this violent murder to justice leads to impunity. This further perpetuates the cycle of violence against journalists, including CCIM’s own media workers and citizen journalists” said CCIM Executive Director, Mr Pa Ngoun Teang.”The justice system is failing to protect journalists who risk their lives to report on corruption and other illegal activities in Cambodia”.Hang Serei Oudom is the eleventh journalist to be murdered in Cambodia since 1994 and is now the eleventh journalist whose murder has been met with impunity.last_img read more

Report outlines Limerick child care cases

first_img Previous articleSuspicious devices found in County LimerickNext articlePodcast – Sporting Limerick Podcast 2015 review Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. LIMERICK had the fifth largest number of court applications in the state for orders relating to child welfare and children at risk.And more than one-third of the parents who were called to court were singe women and only 20 per cent had legal representation, according to the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The report is based on data from almost 1,200 child protection cases, mainly in the District Court over the past three years as well as from more than 300 cases published on the www.childlawproject.ie websiteIn Limerick, 35 or 7 per cent of the parents brought to court were single women while 13 of the cases heard involved children with special needs69 per cent of the parents and children involved in the court cases were Irish and the Limerick District Court granted supervision orders in 7.1 per cent of cases and emergency care orders in 2.4 per cent of the cases.Full care orders were granted in 14.3 per cent of the Limerick cases while extensions of care orders or other orders were granted in the remainder of the cases.Nationally, the figures show that in one seventh of the cases, the parent suffered from an intellectual disability or mental illness. In 20 per cent, there was serious drug or alcohol abuse. Neglect was the most common issue to arise, and was often accompanied by the parent having problems themselves.In 10 per cent of cases there were allegations of physical or emotional abuse, and in four per cent child sex abuse was alleged. Thirty per cent of the children had psychological, educational or physical special needs. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp NewsReport outlines Limerick child care casesBy Bernie English – December 3, 2015 763 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img Email Twitter Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSabusecare ordersChildcarecourtslimerick Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more

€145,000 funding for Limerick Local Sports Partnership

first_imgLinkedin Twitter 272 planes carried weapons or explosives through Shannon last year TAGSBeat the StreetCommunity Sports and Physical Activity Hub and Community Coaching programmesDepartment of TransportDormant Accounts FundsGet Garryowen ActiveLimerick Local Sports PartnershipprojectRowing IrelandSenator Maria ByrneThe Department of Rural and Community DevelopmentTourism and Sport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Facebook Emailcenter_img NewsCommunity€145,000 funding for Limerick Local Sports PartnershipBy Staff Reporter – December 16, 2017 1436 Council slammed over Smarter Travel Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria ByrneThe Department of Rural and Community Development has approved an application for €145,000 for the Limerick Local Sports Partnership.Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne explained that the money will come from the Government’s Dormant Accounts Fund which is administered by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.“The €145,000 funding from Dormant Accounts is being disbursed to the Limerick Local Sports Partnership (LSP) who intend on using it for the Garryowen area in Limerick city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This funding will be used for a programme, to be known locally as ‘Get Garryowen Active’. The programme aims to develop both indoor and outdoor recreational areas to provide a wide range of physical activity and educational opportunities to children, youths, older adults and families. It will also seek to advance the social and personal development of local residents.“Limerick LSP is securing additional co-founding of €20,000 from Limerick City and County Council and €120,000 from Limerick and Clare Educational Training Boards,” she added.“Under this project, Sport Ireland propose to work with Limerick LSP, Limerick County Council and other relevant agencies to pilot a town based intervention in a disadvantaged community. Community safety and anti-social behaviour are key issues that impact on the quality of life of residents within the communities. This is an innovative participation programme intervention in an area designated as disadvantaged.“This programme will focus on building on the investment to date in Limerick through the support of Dormant Accounts Funding including the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub and Community Coaching programmes, Rowing Ireland and Beat the Street”, Senator Byrne concluded.See more community news here WhatsApp Advertisement Previous article#BREAKING NEWS Gardaí investigating woman’s death in Limerick cityNext articleExtended hours for telephone counselling service Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Council told of potential threat to more services at Letterkenny General

first_imgNews Previous articleCalls for Derry tourism VAT breaksNext article134 Udaras jobs lost in Donegal between 2010 and 2011 News Highland By News Highland – September 11, 2012 Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Google+ Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Letterkenny Town Council has been told that if implemented, cutbacks at the Letterkenny hospital will mark the beginning of the end for a number of services.The claim was made by Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle, as the council unanimously backed his motion seeking an immediate meeting with Minister James Reilly to lobby for more resources.He reiterated recent figures produced by Sinn Fein showing that while Letterkenny General receives less money than most other hospitals, it is achieving substantially more.He particularly welcomed the new unit coming on stream this week, but stressed it shouldn’t be at the expense of other services.The council also noted that with over 1,500 staff, the hospital is far and away the town’s biggest employer.Cllr Mc Monagle says the economic impact of any downgrading cannot be overlooked:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/gerry830HOSP.mp3[/podcast]center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Council told of potential threat to more services at Letterkenny General WhatsApp Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Teachers Caring For Their Self- Interests Alone & Not The Interest Of Their Pupils A ‘Lamentable State Of Affairs’: Himachal Pradesh High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesTeachers Caring For Their Self- Interests Alone & Not The Interest Of Their Pupils A ‘Lamentable State Of Affairs’: Himachal Pradesh High Court Sparsh Upadhyay23 March 2021 1:46 AMShare This – xUnderscoring that it is the duty of the teacher to take care of pupil(s) as a careful parent would take care of its children, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday (22nd March) rebuked a Petitioner, a School Principal who challenged his transfer on the ground that he had crossed the age of 55 years. The Bench of Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Justice Chander Bhusan Barowalia…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?LoginUnderscoring that it is the duty of the teacher to take care of pupil(s) as a careful parent would take care of its children, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday (22nd March) rebuked a Petitioner, a School Principal who challenged his transfer on the ground that he had crossed the age of 55 years. The Bench of Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Justice Chander Bhusan Barowalia sternly remarked, “Instead of being a role model, (the petitioner) indulged in an unnecessary and otherwise avoidable litigation, that too, to safeguards his individual interest, over and above that of the students.” The matter before the Court The petitioner after rendering service for a considerable time came to be promoted as Headmaster on 24th April 2018, thereafter, on 29th September 2020, he was appointed as Principal and was posted at Government Senior Secondary School, Dugli, Tehsil Churah, District Chamba, where he was serving when he filed the instant petition. He sought a direction to the State of Himachal Pradesh to transfer him from ‘hard area to soft area/station’ contending that he had completed his normal tenure in the hard area and had crossed the age of 55 years. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court remarked that the standards expected of a person practicing the noble teaching profession must be ideal so that the students may know and practice the best principles of a civilized life. Significantly, the Court also remarked, “The teacher in Indian society has been elevated as God. A teacher creates knowledge, learning, wisdom and equip the students with ability and knowledge, discipline and intellect to enable them to face challenges of the life.” Further, the Court stressed that a teacher is a preserver of learning and destroys ignorance and therefore, as a member of the noble teaching profession, he should be a role model. “Without a dedicated and disciplined teacher, even the best education system is bound to fail. Therefore, it is the duty of the teacher to take care of pupil(s) as a careful parent would take care of its children,” the Court added. Also, read Live Law’s compilation of Supreme Court Judgments On Noble Profession Of Teaching: Teachers’ Day: SC Judgments On Noble Profession Of Teaching Importantly, in view of the facts of the case, the Court further noted, “It would be a very lamentable state of affairs that when teachers who are considered as equal to God, would fall from the highest pedestal to the lowest level by caring and looking after their self- interests alone and not the interest of their pupil(s).” Further, the Court observed that it needs no rocket science to conclude that the Headmasters, who are later on promoted as Principals, are in all likelihood bound to be above 55 years of age, and on being promoted as such, they are liable to be transferred/served anywhere in the State. Therefore, the Court ruled that no exception could be taken against the transfer on the ground that the petitioner had crossed the age of 55 years. Lastly, highlighting that the Education Department is one of the biggest litigants before the Court and majority of their writ petitions only relate to the transfer and adjustment of the teachers, the Court said, “It is not the teachers alone, who are to be blamed for this, as even the government despite imposing ban on transfers by issuing notification(s) to this effect blatantly violates these notification(s).” Case title – Sh. Milap Chand v. State of H.P. & Ors. [CWP No. 1607 of 2021]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more